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Lakeland Community College’s College Credit Plus Program (CCP) offers high school students the opportunity to enroll at Lakeland on a part-time or full-time basis, and earn college credit which may also be used to fulfill their high school graduation requirements.

The intent of the CCP program is to offer a broad range of college level classes which provide educational opportunities not typically available in high school. Admission into this program is open to students who have clearly demonstrated the ability to handle college-level coursework.

Criteria for Participation

Interested students and their parents should follow the 5 steps below to determine eligibility to participate in CCP.

  1. Attend a high school CCP information session .
  2. File a CCP application with Lakeland Community College.
  3. Submit High School Transcripts
  4. Register for placement test and place into college level English either through successful completion of Lakeland’s Placement Test or submission of acceptable ACT/SAT scores.

**To participate in math courses through CCP, students must have successfully completed Algebra 2 and place into college-level math.

  • Attend a CCP new student orientation and registration session. Parents are required to attend with their child.

    Mandatory for Home School and Nonpublic Students:

    Home School Students





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  • Twitter is looking for ways to let users flag fake news, offensive content –

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    Twitter is looking for ways to let users flag fake news, offensive content

    Twitter is exploring adding a feature that would let users flag tweets that contain misleading, false or harmful information, according to two people familiar with the company’s projects.

    The feature, which is still in a prototype phase and may never be released, is part of the company’s uphill battle against rampant abuse on its platform. It could look like a tiny tab appearing in a drop-down menu alongside tweets, according to the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release details of the effort.

    Twitter has been plagued by many issues, such as fake accounts that can be purchased outright for pennies and that spread automated messages and false stories. Extremists use the service as a recruiting tool, and hate-spewing trolls have threatened women and minorities.

    These long-standing problems gained new urgency in the aftermath of the presidential election, when critics and researchers pointed to the toxic effect of social media on the public debate. Two-thirds of American adults say fabricated news stories that spread on social media have caused a “great deal of confusion ” about basic facts and public events, according to a December poll from Pew Research Center. One estimate from the service Twitter Audit found that 59 percent of President Trump’s followers are bots or fake accounts, while Hillary Clinton’s are 66 percent bots. (Twitter does not comment on third-party estimates.)

    Twitter spokeswoman Emily Horne said the company had “no current plans to launch” the feature but said she would not comment on whether it was being tested. “There are no current plans to launch any type of product along these lines,” she said.

    Horne pointed to a company blog post from earlier this month which said that Twitter was adding personnel and resources, and building new tools, but shared few details about the effort.

    Twitter is “working hard to detect spammy behaviors,” Vice President of Policy Colin Crowell said in a blog post earlier this month. Such behaviors include automated accounts that retweet the same message over and over or all at once in a concerted effort to manipulate trending topics, he noted. “We’ve been doubling down on our efforts,” Crowell said.

    Facebook is also crowdsourcing the fake-news fight. In March, the company rolled out a tool that lets users flag content they think might be false by clicking a tab to dispute it. If enough people click “dispute,” the story is sent to independent fact checkers that Facebook has partnered with.

    Google has also asked the public to help spot pages that are misleading or offensive.

    It was not clear how Twitter’s crowdsourcing feature would function, and the company is still researching how to design it, one person said. The process is moving slowly in part because there are concerns that people could use the new button to game the system, the way other aspects of Twitter have been manipulated. Twitter’s process for testing new features usually begins with prototyping. The next step is for employees to test the product internally before it gets released to a small subset of the public before being launched throughout the service. Many prototypes never make it to the wider employee testing phase.

    Another aspect of Twitter’s developing efforts includes a focus on machine learning, a method in which software attempts to detect micro-signals from accounts to determine whether they are fake. For example, if an account tweeting political messages in English consistently comes from an IP address in Russia, whose government has tried to influence U.S. elections, the company might take notice.

    The company could also look at whether certain accounts are frequently retweeted by people associated with credible or verified accounts, such as reporters at mainstream news organizations, or whether a news site has previously been associated with false information.

    Given the sheer scale of social media, curtailing this type of abuse is a formidable challenge even for wealthy tech companies. Twitter has more than 300 million monthly users, and Facebook announced earlier this week that it reached 2 billion users. There is also a fine line between abuse and free speech, and between false and sensational content, and technology companies have struggled to define the problem. Philosophically, they’ve also been reluctant to accept their newfound responsibilities — they do not want to be in the business of policing their users’ free expression.

    “We, as a company, should not be the arbiter of truth,” Crowell wrote earlier this month. He emphasized that Twitter users — “journalists, experts, and engaged citizens” — tweet side by side to correct public discourse every day in real time.

    Still, critics point out that Twitter and other social-media companies are already arbiters and, however reluctantly, have steadily been increasing their roles in policing content. A ProPublica investigation of Facebook’s policies toward removing content shows decision-making that is becoming increasingly elaborate and sometimes contradictory. For example, the company decided that Facebook posts denouncing white men as racist would be removed while posts calling for the killing of “radical Muslims” would stay up, because radical Muslims are a subset of a protected class. The policy calls only for protecting individuals who are part of a protected class, but not a subset, according to the ProPublica report.





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    Pro Active Physical Therapy – Be Active #proactive, #pro #active, #physical #therapy, #therapy, #hand

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    ProActive Physical Therapy was founded to provide the highest quality, evidence-based Orthopedic Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine. We strive to be known as the The Center of Excellence for Orthopedic Physical Therapy . Clinical expertise and outstanding customer service are the hallmarks of our facility. Each patient will receive individualized quality hands-on care and appropriately designed treatment programs delivered with integrity and professionalism.

    ProActive Physical Therapy delivers the highest quality of rehabilitative care provided by licensed Physical Therapists. Our Therapists have completed hundreds of post-graduate education hours and have received several additional certifications beyond formal physical therapy education. These certifications include Active Release Techniques (ART ) and Trigger Point Dry Needling. Other credentials include doctorate level education in Physical Therapy. At ProActive Physical Therapy you will ALWAYS be seen by a Licensed Physical Therapist at each visit. We feel strongly that you are paying for the highest quality of care, and deserve to see a physical therapist at each visit. We strive to stay abreast of the current, evidence/research to guide our treatment plans. By seeing a physical therapist who subscribes to Evidence Based Practice it is likely you will improve at a faster rate allowing you to return to activities of daily living, work, and sports sooner. This allows us to deliver the best possible care to you in a cost effective manner.





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    Too much of a good thing: How Ontario’s Liberals bungled the green energy file
    An industry insider on how Ontario created an untenable electric system and.

    The environmental crowd knows no compromise
    The NEB protesters and their ilk would, if they could, bring us back to the.

    Trudeau criticizes ‘divisive, fearful rhetoric’ of anti-globalization forces as leaders gather for G20
    In what seemed an overt reference to U.S. presidential candidate Donald.

    Edmonton man arrested for aggravated assault after saving his mother from two ‘violent’ carjackers
    Johnathan Tews tackled one carjacker to the ground and chased the other.

    Toronto man on terrorism peace bond owned assault rifle, but his father broke it into pieces, court hears
    When police searched Abdul’s family’s apartment in an attempt to find the.

    With UN peacekeeping missions steeped in scandal, Canada looks to re-engage and keep its soul
    Well Canada, welcome back to the bureaucratic, buck-passing.

    Prison no place for mentally ill Ottawa woman convicted of keeping teen girls as sex slaves
    These were serious, genuine crimes, with genuine victims. But it looks to.

    Canadian businesses look to capitalize on popularity of ‘handsome’ Trudeau — or ‘Little Potato’ — in China
    Though much of that popularity is simple excitement over Trudeau’s youth.

    Mother of three survives car crash only to be gunned down moments later by the other driver, police say
    Rifle in hand, the driver of the SUV walked toward Pearl and — as she held.

    Canadian navy to decommission its last research vessel, leaked documents reveal
    The country’s defence scientists no longer have their own ship to conduct.

    Diplomat’s daughter, 23, cycling in Ottawa bike lane ‘right-hooked’ by turning truck and killed
    Nusrat Jahan was struck near the busy intersection of Lyon Street and.

    Trudeau mum on details of security priorities amid calls to ask China to stop violating international law
    At a press conference Saturday he said he had raised concerns about the.

    Inside the nearly eight-year long fight of Brian Day, the doctor who would free Canadians from medicare
    The trial of Dr. Brian Day’s long-delayed constitutional challenge of.

    Toronto doctor committed ‘sexual impropriety’ on teen patient during pelvic exam, College of Physicians rules
    The defence counsel argued that the woman had merely seen Dr. Donato.

    Eighty-four years of Canadian parliamentary records are now online. We found the swear-y parts
    ‘I did make a mistake when I said the hon. member for Villeneuve is a.

    Aide of ousted Egyptian president Morsi — held without charge for three years — returns to Canada
    Khaled Al-Qazzaz was initially held incommunicado for more than five.

    Philadelphia cop’s Fatherland tattoo ‘incredibly offensive’ to victims of Nazis, mayor says
    A tattoo on the uniformed officer’s forearm shows a spread-winged eagle.

    Don’t start popping bottles if you think Thursday’s byelection is an early death knell for the Wynne Liberals
    The Liberals lost many races in the lead-up to the last general election.

    Cargo and sailors stranded at sea as Hanjin bankruptcy causes global shipping chaos
    The bankruptcy is having ‘a ripple effect throughout the global supply.

    Shocking video shows the passenger of a car screaming racial slurs at an Edmonton man
    When the middle-aged white man was confronted, he denied using the slur.





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    5 Tips to Manage Logistics Efficiently #guest #post,logistics,supply #chain,management

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    5 Tips to Manage Logistics Efficiently

    Guest post by Brenda Harris

    Logistics deals with the questions of what, where, how and when materials must be supplied from where to where, how should it be transported, and when must it arrive for the entire operation to progress smoothly with minimal interruptions. The logistics chain in any operation is difficult to manage, and unless you re extremely efficient, prepared to anticipate problems and execute contingency plans, you re going to find it stressful. So it s important that you keep yourself sharp and continue to hone your skills. Efficient logistics managers generally adopt the following practices in order to excel at their jobs:

    • Plan ahead. The hallmark of an efficient logistics manager lies in the planning process. When the plan is foolproof, there is minimal chance of failure or a breakdown in the chain, unless there are extenuating circumstances. So a good logistics manager will know how to plan well head to eliminate the possibility of any delays in the supply chain.
    • Don t be overconfident: Even though the plan may be foolproof, logistics managers worth their salt know that they can never be overconfident that nothing can go wrong. They always keep in mind Murphy s Law: if something can go wrong, it will. So, have contingency plans lined up. They know that it s foolish to depend on only one supplier or vendor and generally have a broad network of sources for the products and services they need.
    • Never panic: Keeping a cool head in the face of a disaster is essential if you want to improve your logistics management skills. If you panic or worse, show that you re losing control, the situation could go haywire and your entire operation could end up in shambles. To become a better logistics manager, you must be able to think on the fly and come up with temporary solutions instead of going into a tizzy and losing your cool. When you know how to make the best of a bad situation, you don t tend to panic and upset everyone else working with you too.
    • Cultivate strong relationships along the supply chain: Logistics managers know that their entire operation is only as strong as the weakest link in the supply chain. So they take great pains to forge strong and honest relationships with their suppliers and vendors so that the goodwill they earn keeps their operations moving flawlessly. They know that even one bad relationship can sour the entire supply chain and cause failure.
    • Learn from mistakes: And finally, the best logistics managers know and accept that they are bound to make mistakes. They don t make excuses for them, rather, they use them as stepping stones to success, learn from their mistakes and chalk it up to experience.

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    Post & Panel Signs by Signarama #sf #business #times

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    Post and Panel Signs

    Post and Panel signs are an economical and versatile solution to many of your company s external signage needs.

    Whether you need to identify your business, inform, advertise, or even to direct traffic, Post and Panel signs are an excellent way to communicate with your customers. Signarama s custom signs can be manufactured in various sizes and shapes to your exacting specifications. Post and Panel signs come in a variety of durable and long lasting materials suitable for your particular applications.

    Some common uses include:

    Temporary real estate signs construction site and development signage

    Extruded aluminum signs and metal signs are a favorite for property managers, industrial and government signage

    Popular business signs include carved or sandblasted wood signs, extruded aluminum custom shaped metal panels, PVC post and panels

    Personalized options are as wide-ranging as your business needs. Full color high resolution graphics, custom paint colors, cut vinyl lettering, or even dimensional lettering for a more elegant look to complete your custom design. Changeable letter Post and Panel inserts or scrolling LED message boards are available to communicate your changing messages.

    From consultation to installation and permitting our sign experts at Signarama can assist you to find your perfect custom sign to match your companies requirements.

    Custom Post Panel Signs

    Custom wood signs can create that rustic, warm, and handcrafted look that you are aspiring to portray. Some businesses that choose to depict this type of Arcadian look are spa s, doctors offices, restaurants, bars and camps. Some individuals choose to add to their personal d cor by adding a homey wood sign in their log cabin or home.

    Whether the purpose is to show off your company s logo or add some flare to your home, Signarama is your leading provider. Custom wood signs can be displayed in front of your work location for long term use despite of our world s natural elements, or inside to provide information or direction for your clients and employees. Signarama is the world s largest full service sign company and we pride ourselves in our fabrication of signs and strive on creating a beautiful end result for you and/or for your company.

    Since every sign is custom made, this enables you to take almost any vision you have and bring it to life. Your options for shapes and sizes are endless. If you are stuck on finalizing an idea for your project, let us work with you so we can help you hone your thoughts. Since we have access to the industry s leading sign designers, the sky is the limit for our customers. Call us today for more information or for a quote.

    Features

    • Used for directional and building identification
    • Structure design allows for many options
    • Modular design can be built to any application

    Tips Upgrades

    • Use reflective lettering for visibility at night
    • High durability for exterior applications




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    Fast Track PHD on #phd,phds,masters,mba,courses,studentships,help,support,msc,post #docs,professional #doctorates, #mba #admissions, #mba #application, #mba #career #change,

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    Fast Track PHD

    posted about 2 years ago

    Depending on the country it might also mean without doing the master first (?) Otherwise it would be a bit strange to have just 3 years of bachelor followed by a fast track Phd. That would mean only 5 years compared to the 8-9 years it takes in every other country. Can t believe that this is possible. Would be a bit too easy in my opinion 😉

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    In Australia you can go straight from a BA Honours to a PhD without having to do any postgrad stuff in between.

    When I went to Australia for my Masters by Research Only (no coursework) in 2011, the first day I met my supervisor he advised me to upgrade to a PhD and to treat the project as a PhD project, which I did. I submitted in 3.5 years and have been finished since December 2014 (now graduated and officially a Dr yay!)

    I m originally from Canada, so had applied for a masters thinking that I had to do one first, but this wasn t the case in Australia.

    It s not a fast-track per say but the option to skip the MA if you have the capacity. However, there are upsides and downsides. The upside was a quicker finish for the PhD, but some downsides included feeling a bit behind (even though I did very well) because I didn t have the MA experience coming straight out from a BA honours, and feeling behind in some areas such as knowing about grants, getting published and conference attending. It was also a whole new subject area for me as well.

    So to fast track, the options need to be weighed. It hasn t impacted my career as I managed to land a T R position at my uni and am beginning to collaborate with other researchers on projects, but it also hasn t been easy.

    So one thing to keep in mind is that fast tracking can be a disadvantage for you when considering all the other not-so-directly related aspects of the PhD/Academic life. I had full funding from the university in the form of an international scholarship, so grants were not things I was thinking about (but now wish I had to beef up the CV).

    I had 4 years BA and then the PhD took an additional 3.5 years, so a total of 7.5 years.

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    04-Jun-15, 22:35

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    posted about 2 years ago

    Quote From awsoci:
    However, there are upsides and downsides. The upside was a quicker finish for the PhD, but some downsides included feeling a bit behind (even though I did very well) because I didn t have the MA experience coming straight out from a BA honours, and feeling behind in some areas such as knowing about grants, getting published and conference attending. It was also a whole new subject area for me as well.

    I definitely agree. I think even though it takes longer, there are big advantages to doing an MSc before a PhD.

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    05-Jun-15, 07:18

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    posted about 2 years ago

    I think it depends on your long-term goals. If you go for a position in academia such as lecturer, assistant professor etc. it is probably an advantage. It is hard to compare PhD students among each other but I have a hard time believing that someone with only the bachelors degree has the same routine and performs as well as someone with a master degree. I definitely would not. We have 2 year master programms and that is often more than 1 year practical lab research + the course work combined. That is just a lot of experience.

    However, if you don t want to continue in academia, I would consider it a huge advantage to skip the master. Companies often appreciate younger applicants, as they are more shapeable and you also have the advantage of getting a real salary two years earlier. Not so bad. It is definitely one of the down sides that you are often 30 years + until you enter the job market.

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    05-Jun-15, 08:24

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    posted about 2 years ago

    Quote From Dunham:
    . It is hard to compare PhD students among each other but I have a hard time believing that someone with only the bachelors degree has the same routine and performs as well as someone with a master degree.

    I find this a little insulting. However, it s also not clear if you are referring to hard science degrees only, because I am in the social sciences and do mixed methods (quant/qual) as well as both content analysis and interviews as my major research methodologies.

    If the former, I may have had just bachelors with honours, but I also graduated with an exceptionally high average (over 90%), had two RAs under my belt by my undergraduate graduation, one completed for a not-for-profit while the other for my university, 2 scholarships and 1 grant, a publication and fieldwork experience.

    I performed exceptionally well during my PhD despite the set backs I mentioned earlier. I was fully funded, had a very strong result with my PhD examination (pass with minor and I mean took 2 days minor changes), continued to gain RA experience, completed social research tenders (i.e. outside the university research for not-for-profits/governments), conference presentations, had published from my PhD prior to submission and am currently publishing more works, and a heap of teaching experience that included complete unit coordination and lecturing as well as tutoring and guest lecturing. None of this includes any of the community outreach or professional service that I engage in on top of all of this.

    But this wasn t easy and I worked very, and I mean very hard. I knew I had a disadvantage coming in straight from a BA Honours, but to suggest that someone like me wouldn t perform as well as someone with a masters degree is a bit pretentious. I know a number of masters to PhDs doing absolutely poorly, and ones doing very well.

    It s highly individual and on that note, no PhD student will have the same routine that works for them.

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    05-Jun-15, 09:16

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    posted about 2 years ago

    You would have exactly the same CV if you did a 2-year master before your PhD project. I am not saying that people who start a PhD after their bachelor degree are generally incompetent, but that 2 years more experience are 2 years more experience (for the individual researcher !). No need to justify yourself. It is just a completely objective fact. Of course you also find incompetent master graduates but that is completely individual. Those people would not have performed better if they started the PhD right away after the bachelor.I may relate it to natural sciences, but that does not change the point. More experience is more experience. I don t really believe that someone does 2 years of masters and does not develop at all.

    I did not mean that offensive but I truly believe that e.g. a physicist needs much more supervision and guidance if he starts a PhD after the bachelor compared to the same physicist with a master degree. If you just compare a master thesis to a bachelor thesis and the amount of time you spent for the research. That is a huge difference. I can t believe that this makes no difference for the individual. That you worked hard doesn t change that fact or would you ve worked less hard during a master degree? 😉





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    Post & Panel Signs by Signarama #bond #market #news

    #business signs

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    Post and Panel Signs

    Post and Panel signs are an economical and versatile solution to many of your company s external signage needs.

    Whether you need to identify your business, inform, advertise, or even to direct traffic, Post and Panel signs are an excellent way to communicate with your customers. Signarama s custom signs can be manufactured in various sizes and shapes to your exacting specifications. Post and Panel signs come in a variety of durable and long lasting materials suitable for your particular applications.

    Some common uses include:

    Temporary real estate signs construction site and development signage

    Extruded aluminum signs and metal signs are a favorite for property managers, industrial and government signage

    Popular business signs include carved or sandblasted wood signs, extruded aluminum custom shaped metal panels, PVC post and panels

    Personalized options are as wide-ranging as your business needs. Full color high resolution graphics, custom paint colors, cut vinyl lettering, or even dimensional lettering for a more elegant look to complete your custom design. Changeable letter Post and Panel inserts or scrolling LED message boards are available to communicate your changing messages.

    From consultation to installation and permitting our sign experts at Signarama can assist you to find your perfect custom sign to match your companies requirements.

    Custom Post Panel Signs

    Custom wood signs can create that rustic, warm, and handcrafted look that you are aspiring to portray. Some businesses that choose to depict this type of Arcadian look are spa s, doctors offices, restaurants, bars and camps. Some individuals choose to add to their personal d cor by adding a homey wood sign in their log cabin or home.

    Whether the purpose is to show off your company s logo or add some flare to your home, Signarama is your leading provider. Custom wood signs can be displayed in front of your work location for long term use despite of our world s natural elements, or inside to provide information or direction for your clients and employees. Signarama is the world s largest full service sign company and we pride ourselves in our fabrication of signs and strive on creating a beautiful end result for you and/or for your company.

    Since every sign is custom made, this enables you to take almost any vision you have and bring it to life. Your options for shapes and sizes are endless. If you are stuck on finalizing an idea for your project, let us work with you so we can help you hone your thoughts. Since we have access to the industry s leading sign designers, the sky is the limit for our customers. Call us today for more information or for a quote.

    Features

    • Used for directional and building identification
    • Structure design allows for many options
    • Modular design can be built to any application

    Tips Upgrades

    • Use reflective lettering for visibility at night
    • High durability for exterior applications




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    Baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr #cal #ripken #divorce, #ripken, #kelly #riken, #washington #post, #reliable

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    Baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr. and Kelly Ripken are divorced after nearly three decades

    After almost 30 years of marriage, Hall of Famer and former Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken Jr. and Kelly Ripken have divorced.

    Her attorney says the split was finalized Thursday morning in the Baltimore County circuit court. Details about the settlement — Cal Ripken, 55, owns a minor-league team and a chain of sports complexes bearing his name and is reportedly worth $75 million — will not be made public since records were sealed and the division of property was outlined in a private contract.

    The pair wed in 1987 and have two children, Rachel, 26, and Ryan, 22. Ripken was a homegrown baseball star known for a low-key public persona, and his wife was a presence at Orioles games and a fixture at his side through decades of charity events and appearances. Together, they projected an image of a wholesome, low-drama couple — a rarity in the volatile world of pro sports.

    “Kelly has been a great mother to two fabulous children and a wonderful, faithful wife for the duration of the parties’ relationship, which lasted more than 30 years,” her attorney, Sanford Ain, said in a statement. “This is a difficult time for her and she asks that her privacy and the privacy of her children be respected.”

    A spokesman for Cal Ripken said his client would have no comment on the matter. Cal Ripken, whose stamina earned him the moniker the “Iron Man,” broke Lou Gehrig’s consecutive-games record in 1995 when he played his 2,131st straight game. He’s been renting a home in Annapolis, his spokesman confirmed, a development that was first reported by the local Capital Gazette .

    Ain says the pair have been separated for some time and that Kelly Ripken, 57, “looks forward to the next chapter ” in which she plans to focus on philanthropic efforts, particularly those related to women’s health. Kelly Ripken, who has publicly discussed being diagnosed 30 years ago with Graves’ disease, a thyroid condition, is the co-chair of Johns Hopkins annual women’s health conference and is the namesake of the Kelly G. Ripken program for thyroid patients at Johns Hopkins.





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