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But the public health emergency hasn’t discouraged me from continuing to invest in my Stocks and Shares ISA. Here’s one UK share and a US share I think could make me a lot of money all the way through to 2031.Life in the fast laneWith the charge towards electric vehicles (EVs) gathering pace, I think buying stocks involved in the building and the running of these low-carbon carriages is a great idea. Ford is the latest major motor manufacturer to make a major stand on the issue. It claims that all of its new vehicles sold in Europe will offer an all-electric or hybrid option by mid-2026. And by 2030, it reckons all of its cars will be electric only.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…I believe Fisker (NYSE: FSR) is another great US share to buy to ride the green vehicle phenomenon. The carmaker claims that its Ocean vehicle will be “the world’s most sustainable vehicle” when it launches next year. Critically too, the company’s first mass-produced EV will be a sports utility vehicle (SUV). This is the fastest-growing segment of the new car market. 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The gradual move away from fossil fuels and towards greener forms of electricity provides Greencoat UK Wind (LSE: UKW) with terrific profits opportunities. As the name suggests, this UK share operates onshore and offshore wind farms across Britain.2020 was a blockbuster year for green energy. For the first time in history, more electricity was generated from renewable sources than from coal, crude oil and natural gas, according to Drax Electric Insights. And it was a particularly big year for producers of wind power. Over the course of the 12 months, this renewable source accounted for a quarter of all of Britain’s power.Though green energy demand is set to keep growing, it might not all be plain sailing for Greencoat UK Wind. The company could experience significant problems with the development of projects that could damage expected income and incur extra costs. That said, I still think this UK share is still a top ISA buy today. 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El Consejo de Seguridad de las Naciones Unidas votó unánimemente el 5 de agosto para imponer severas sanciones económicas contra la República Popular Democrática de Corea porque se niega a renunciar al desarrollo de una capacidad de disuasión nuclear.El Consejo de Seguridad está dirigido por cinco miembros permanentes con poder de veto: Estados Unidos, Francia, Bretaña, Rusia y China. Diez países más participan en el Consejo de Seguridad, pero sólo durante dos años y sin veto.Los cinco miembros permanentes del Consejo de Seguridad son también las potencias nucleares más fuertemente armadas del mundo.Estados Unidos inició la carrera armamentista nuclear y es el único país que ha utilizado estas temibles armas, incinerando a más de 200.000 civiles japoneses al final de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. A pesar de que la Guerra Fría ha terminado, los militares estadounidenses mantienen casi 7.000 ojivas operacionales.¡Qué terrible hipocresía que estas potencias nucleares acusen a la RPDC de ser “irracional” y “agresiva” por buscar su propia fuerza de disuasión nuclear! ¡Y qué vergonzoso que China y Rusia, países que tuvieron que desafiar a Estados Unidos para poder desarrollar su propia defensa nuclear, se unieran a los imperialistas en este voto!De 1950 a 1953 Estados Unidos intentó aniquilar a la RPDC. Llevó a cabo el bombardeo más concentrado de cualquier país del mundo. Y aunque las bombas eran convencionales, la amenaza de usar armas nucleares fue hecha muchas veces durante la guerra de Corea, especialmente por el general Douglas MacArthur.Sin embargo, el pueblo coreano luchó con increíble valor. Finalmente, Estados Unidos se vio obligado a renunciar a su intento de conquistar Corea del norte y aniquilar el liderazgo del país. Estados Unidos firmó un acuerdo de armisticio en 1953, pero nunca ha normalizado sus relaciones con la RPDC. Al contrario, el Pentágono ha mantenido una gran presencia en Corea del sur y ha mantenido armas nucleares estacionadas allí hasta que las protestas masivas por parte de la gente en el sur forzaron su remoción.Esto es lo que los medios de comunicación corporativos en EUA convenientemente olvidan mencionar cuando acusan a los líderes de la RPDC de actuar irracionalmente cuando intentan reforzar sus defensas. ¿Hablaron alguna vez de esa manera sobre MacArthur, el presidente Harry Truman o cualquiera de los otros líderes imperialistas que han empleado métodos militares horrendos? Y no eran para la defensa, sino para imponer la dominación imperialista estadounidense en gran parte del mundo.El gobierno de Trump y los generales del Pentágono – que siguen apareciendo en más y más empleos en la Casa Blanca – pueden haber pensado que esta resolución del Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU intimidaría a la RPDC.Lejos de eso.He aquí algunas citas de una declaración emitida por el gobierno de la RPDC en reacción a la votación del Consejo de Seguridad:“La resolución de sanciones de la ONU … constituye una flagrante violación a la soberanía de la RPDC y un abierto desafío a ella.“El acceso de la RPDC a una fuerza nuclear más fuerte es una medida justa y legítima de autodefensa para proteger la soberanía del país y el derecho de la nación a su existencia ante los actos arbitrarios de Estados Unidos … Está tratando de impulsar la situación de la península coreana al borde de la guerra nuclear, corriendo frenéticamente para llevar a cabo ejercicios de misiles contra la RPDC y desplegando equipo estratégico masivo en la península.“Fue contra este telón de fondo que Estados Unidos manipuló al Consejo de Seguridad de las Naciones Unidas para amañar la ‘resolución de sanciones’ más atroz que nunca, poniendo una prohibición total incluso en las actividades comerciales normales y el intercambio económico, revelando así al mundo entero sus viles intenciones para borrar la ideología y el sistema de la RPDC y exterminar a su pueblo. …“La RPDC ya ha ganado todo lo que necesitaba … a través de una ardua lucha bajo el más severo régimen de sanciones … adoptado por la instigación de Estados Unidos durante las últimas décadas. Es sólo una triste esperanza considerar cualquier posibilidad de que la RPDC sea sacudida un centímetro o cambie su posición por las sanciones de este nuevo tipo impuestas por las fuerzas hostiles. …“Considerar [las medidas defensivas de la RPDC] como una “amenaza para la paz y la seguridad internacional” es una lógica de tipo gánster que indica que el resto del mundo debería convertirse en colonias de Estados Unidos o ser víctima de su agresión. …“Mientras continúe la política hostil estadounidense y la amenaza nuclear, la RPDC … nunca reemplazará su disuasión nuclear de autodefensa en la mesa de negociaciones o se alejará un centímetro del camino elegido por ella misma, el camino de reforzar la fuerza nuclear del estado. …“Ya una vez Estados Unidos emprendió una trágica guerra que hundió esta tierra en un mar de sangre y fuego, y no ha dejado piedra por voltear para borrar la ideología y el sistema de la RPDC siglo tras siglo. …“Si Estados Unidos no actúa con discreción, y persiste en sus temerarios intentos de sofocar a la RPDC, no vacilaremos ni dudaremos en utilizar cualquier forma de últimos recursos.“La RPDC se aferrará a la línea de un desarrollo simultáneo de los dos frentes, la bandera duradera de la defensa de la paz, y seguirá avanzando hacia el final del camino elegido por sí mismo sin la más mínima desviación”.¡Detengan las amenazas de guerra!¡Estados Unidos, manos fuera de Corea!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this By Jason Cohen (City College of New York student)Vice President Kamala Harris, while appearing with California Gov. Gavin Newsom, made a stunning remark that illuminated the perilous future ahead due to climate change. Discussing the need for policies to bolster the crumbling infrastructure that is needed to provide adequate water supply nationwide, Harris said: “For years there were wars fought over oil; in a short time there will be wars fought over water.”Indigenous-led protest in Paris, 2014 against Brazil’s construction of megadams in the Amazon rainforest. Credit: Survival InternationalThis should serve as a wakeup call for eco-socialists and the U.S. left overall. The U.S. government, alongside the European Union, may “justify” future imperialist endeavors in the name of protecting water supplies and other natural resources.The same excuse was used two years ago when many who call themselves environmentalists supported the right-wing coup in Bolivia against the re-election of Evo Morales. At the time, fires were burning huge swathes of the Amazon forest, affecting many countries — most notably Brazil and Bolivia. But the western media seemed more focused on demonizing the Morales government, which had gained popularity due to his work alongside grassroots movements, most famously preventing the privatization of the city of Cochabamba’s water supply.The right-wing president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, infamously defends the destruction of the Amazon to make profits for logging and mining companies. Deforestation will also accelerate the dispossession of the many Indigenous peoples living throughout the Amazon.Today we hear the rattling of sabers by the United States and the European Union against China, due to the success of its Belt and Road Initiative. Through Chinese investments, many countries in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia have embarked upon major infrastructure projects, many dealing with the utilization of their natural resources. The BRI also opens a path to a multipolar world that threatens the hegemony of the United States and the European Union. This beneficial development is seen as dangerous by the imperialists.Central Asia and Africa are now the two main regions where the U.S. can set its sights regarding water supplies. Since the collapse of the Soviet bloc and the privatization of many state-owned industries, tensions have been growing over the ownership of water resources. As seen in the Ukraine, the U.S. imperialists could sponsor groups to lead “color revolutions” and install leaders more favorable to transnational capital. Progressives must watch out for future aggression against governments in Central Asia that refuse to bow down to the threats made by Washington.U.S. military’s real mission in AfricaSub-Saharan Africa has plentiful freshwater supplies. They often coincide with the distribution of U.S. bases throughout the continent. AFRICOM, the U.S. military command in Africa, was originally established under the auspices of “fighting terrorism.” In reality, it has been used to ensure that U.S. allied neo-colonial governments remain in power. This dangerous military apparatus serves to ensure that Africa’s natural resources will continue to be extracted and exploited by transnational corporations.What happens to African nations that pursue paths of economic development to benefit the people instead of transnational corporations? NATO’s intervention in Libya against Muammar Qadaffi in 2011 led to the dissolution of a nation. It also threatened a project nicknamed the “Great Man-Made River,” built to supply fresh water to Libyans. In NATO’s usual brutal imperialist fashion, along with bombing numerous civilians it also targeted the pipes that supplied fresh water to all Libyans.Now Libya is in a continuous crisis over its water supply as different rebel groups attack distribution infrastructure — even as corporations in Italy and elsewhere make tremendous profits from the privatization of Libya’s energy sector. (www.realinstitutoelcano.org)Tensions have recently flared between the United States and Ethiopia over construction projects for the Nile River. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, supported by the Ethiopian government, claims that “the hydroelectric power produced by the GERD will be vital to meet the energy needs of its 110 million people.” (Aljazeera, April 1) This grand project has met resistance from Egypt and Sudan. Washington, which wants to be a broker in the development of projects on the Nile, could exert leverage on the governments of Sudan and Egypt in order to sabotage cooperation among the three nations.The U.S. just brokered major agreements which would take Sudan off its terrorism sponsor list as long as Sudan opens diplomatic relations with Israel. (nbcnews) Thus, a lot is at stake in the newfound relationship being built between the Sudanese government and the U.S. History shows that Washington will maneuver graciously – in order to hamper pan-African unity and the sovereignty of nations in the global south.In the face of apocalyptic climate change, the hegemons of world capitalism are planning on pursuing more wars and imperialist maneuvers in order to profit from the increasing scarcity of freshwater sources. This extremely dangerous and brutal path could ultimately lead to the extinction of humanity if the extractivist and profit-hungry capitalists are not stopped.Eco-socialists must unite against U.S. and European imperialism. It is our duty to struggle and hamper any effort of the U.S. and the European Union to pursue regime change in the Global South. Our solidarity must be with the masses of the Global South, not with the bourgeoisie of the empire.The only way out of this apocalyptic environmental crisis is to dismantle the capitalist and imperialist order that caused it in the first place. There is no way to reform our way out. Capitalists will always treat the environment as they treat humans: as commodities. The only true way forward is to smash capitalism, smash imperialism and rebuild a society based upon eco-socialist principles. Then we can begin to plan a people-centered response to ameliorate the effects of climate change and ultimately usher in an era of human and environmental rebirth.
SHARE Perdue Announces USDA’s Farm Bill and Legislative Principles for 2018 Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Jan 25, 2018 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Perdue Announces USDA’s Farm Bill and Legislative Principles for 2018 Previous articleCanada Says No NAFTA Dairy Negotiating Room with TPP 11 AgreementNext articleIs Your Soil Sulfur Deficient? Hoosier Ag Today SHARE U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Bill and Legislative Principles for 2018 during a town hall at Reinford Farms in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania.“Since my first day as the Secretary of Agriculture, I’ve traveled to 30 states, listening to the people of American agriculture about what is working and what is not. The conversations we had and the people we came across helped us craft USDA’s Farm Bill and Legislative Principles for 2018,” said Secretary Perdue. “These principles will be used as a road map – they are our way of letting Congress know what we’ve heard from the hard-working men and women of American agriculture. While we understand it’s the legislature’s job to write the Farm Bill, USDA will be right there providing whatever counsel Congress may request or require.”American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall says that roadmap for the 2018 farm bill released by Perdue, “is a good one for farmers, ranchers and rural communities. The secretary’s farm bill principles look to the future while securing the present for farmers and ranchers who continue to face a prolonged period of reduced farm income. We are pleased the secretary and his team have highlighted not just the importance of risk management on the farm, but also rural development, research and development, trade, conservation and nutrition. We applaud Secretary Perdue’s clear signal that he is looking forward to working with agriculture’s leaders in Congress, just as is Farm Bureau, to arrive at a farm bill that will bring out the best agriculture has to offer the American people and the world.”USDA’s 2018 Farm Bill and Legislative Principles:FARM PRODUCTION & CONSERVATIONProvide a farm safety net that helps American farmers weather times of economic stress without distorting markets or increasing shallow loss payments.Promote a variety of innovative crop insurance products and changes, enabling farmers to make sound production decisions and to manage operational risk.Encourage entry into farming through increased access to land and capital for young, beginning, veteran and underrepresented farmers.Ensure that voluntary conservation programs balance farm productivity with conservation benefits so the most fertile and productive lands remain in production while land retired for conservation purposes favors more environmentally sensitive acres.Support conservation programs that ensure cost-effective financial assistance for improved soil health, water and air quality and other natural resource benefits.TRADE & FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRSImprove U.S. market competitiveness by expanding investments, strengthening accountability of export promotion programs, and incentivizing stronger financial partnerships.Ensure the Farm Bill is consistent with U.S. international trade laws and obligations.Open foreign markets by increasing USDA expertise in scientific and technical areas to more effectively monitor foreign practices that impede U.S. agricultural exports and engage with foreign partners to address them.FOOD, NUTRITION, AND CONSUMER SERVICESHarness America’s agricultural abundance to support nutrition assistance for those truly in need.Support work as the pathway to self-sufficiency, well-being, and economic mobility for individuals and families receiving supplemental nutrition assistance.Strengthen the integrity and efficiency of food and nutrition programs to better serve our participants and protect American taxpayers by reducing waste, fraud and abuse through shared data, innovation, and technology modernization.Encourage state and local innovations in training, case management, and program design that promote self-sufficiency and achieve long-term, stability in employment.Assure the scientific integrity of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans process through greater transparency and reliance on the most robust body of scientific evidence.Support nutrition policies and programs that are science based and data driven with clear and measurable outcomes for policies and programs.MARKETING & REGULATORY PROGRAMSEnhance our partnerships and the scientific tools necessary to prevent, mitigate, and where appropriate, eradicate harmful plant and animal pests and diseases impacting agriculture.Safeguard our domestic food supply and protect animal health through modernization of the tools necessary to bolster biosecurity, prevention, surveillance, emergency response, and border security.Protect the integrity of the USDA organic certified seal and deliver efficient, effective oversight of organic production practices to ensure organic products meet consistent standards for all producers, domestic and foreign.Ensure USDA is positioned appropriately to review production technologies if scientifically required to ensure safety, while reducing regulatory burdens.Foster market and growth opportunities for specialty crop growers while reducing regulatory burdens that limit their ability to be successful.FOOD SAFETY & INSPECTION SERVICESProtect public health and prevent foodborne illness by committing the necessary resources to ensure the highest standards of inspection, with the most modern tools and scientific methods available.Support and enhance FSIS programs to ensure efficient regulation and the safety of meat, poultry and processed egg products, including improved coordination and clarity on execution of food safety responsibilities.Continue to focus USDA resources on products and processes that pose the greatest public health risk.RESEARCH, EDUCATION & ECONOMICSCommit to a public research agenda that places the United States at the forefront of food and agriculture scientific development.Develop an impact evaluation approach, including the use of industry panels, to align research priorities to invest in high priority innovation, technology, and education networks.Empower public-private partnerships to leverage federal dollars, increase capacity, and investments in infrastructure for modern food and agricultural science.Prioritize investments in education, training and the development of human capital to ensure a workforce capable of meeting the growing demands of food and agriculture science.Develop and apply integrated advancement in technology needed to feed a growing and hungry world.RURAL DEVELOPMENTCreate consistency and flexibility in programs that will foster collaboration and assist communities in creating a quality of life that attracts and retains the next generation.Expand and enhance the effectiveness of tools available to further connect rural American communities, homes, farms, businesses, first responders, educational facilities, and healthcare facilities to reliable and affordable high-speed internet services.Partner with states and local communities to invest in infrastructure to support rural prosperity, innovation and entrepreneurial activity.Provide the resources and tools that foster greater integration among programs, partners and the rural development customer.NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENTMake America’s forests work again through proactive cost-effective management based on data and sound science.Expand Good Neighbor Authority and increase coordination with states to promote job creation and improve forest health through shared stewardship and stakeholder input.Reduce litigative risk and regulatory impediments to timely environmental review, sound harvesting, fire management and habitat protection to improve forest health while providing jobs and prosperity to rural communities.Offer the tools and resources that incentivize private stewardship and retention of forest land.MANAGEMENTProvide a fiscally responsible Farm Bill that reflects the Administration’s budget goals.Enhance customer service and compliance by reducing regulatory burdens on USDA customers.Modernize internal and external IT solutions to support the delivery of efficient, effective service to USDA customers.Provide USDA full authority to responsibly manage properties and facilities under its jurisdiction.Increase the effectiveness of tools and resources necessary to attract and retain a strong USDA workforce that reflects the citizens we serve.Recognize the unique labor needs of agriculture and leverage USDA’s expertise to allow the Department to play an integral role in developing workforce policy to ensure farmers have access to a legal and stable workforce.Grow and intensify program availability to increase opportunities for new, beginning, veteran, and underrepresented producers.Sources: USDA and American Farm Bureau Federation
Local NewsBusiness TAGS Facebook Previous articleUna razón para fingir otra edad (en papel): T‑Mobile amplía el plan para los de 55 y más con la nueva categoría premium MAX ilimitada, Netflix por cuenta nuestra y más líneasNext articleKaplan Expands Corporate Training Platform to Include Financial Modeling Through Agreement With The Marquee Group Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– Mitel®, a global leader in business communications, today announced the launch of the MiCloud Connect Partner Managed model, an expansion of its flagship public cloud solution, which gives certified partners more control over service delivery and management, while enabling them to deepen customer relationships and more easily transition organizations to the cloud. Unique to the unified communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) market, which typically operates in a traditional retail model, the MiCloud Connect Partner Managed model puts partners in the driver’s seat, empowering them to own the customer relationship and further extends their ability to provide professional, value-added services. With higher level access to Mitel’s delivery and service tools and the MiCloud Connect Account Console’s robust customer management capabilities, the model enables partners to not only own the marketing, sales, onboarding, and support for MiCloud Connect, but also the ongoing customer success experience. The new model was designed with extensive feedback and pilot testing from Mitel partners, providing a seamless, predictable path to the cloud and recurring revenue, regardless of whether the partner is activating new customers or transitioning their existing customer base. Partners can also continue to add value through the full customer lifecycle experience with professional services, systems integration, and their own unique brand of local, highly personalized support. The Partner Managed model additionally offers enhanced commissions and partners can enlist assistance from Mitel when needed. “The MiCloud Connect Partner Managed program is a natural fit for us because it perfectly aligns with our business model,” said Scott Marks, Owner, Connecticut Communications. “Through this new go-to-market model, we can continue to serve as the trusted advisor for our customers and have more control over the customer relationship from quoting to support to renewals. Mitel’s approach also gives us greater flexibility and speed to market, allowing us to position our maintenance services to customers, which provides us with a clear competitive advantage.” “Relationships matter. In a transactional and highly digitized world, building long-term, trusting relationships is a key to differentiation and driving business outcomes,” said Scott Peterson, Chief Revenue Officer, Mitel. “The MiCloud Connect Partner Managed offering is designed to help partners further strengthen their customer connections while affording them more opportunities to grow their own businesses, even as they work to help customers modernize and leverage the cloud to communicate and collaborate in new and different ways.” MiCloud Connect is an easy-to-use, all-in-one cloud communications, collaboration, and contact center service for organizations of all sizes. In addition to the new Partner Managed model, Mitel will continue to offer MiCloud Connect through its successful Partner Retail model, which also offers robust partner enablement tools. For more information on MiCloud Connect and the new MiCloud Connect Partner Managed model, now available in the United States and Canada, partners are encouraged to contact their Mitel channel account manager. Additional FactsMitel is a leading provider of cloud communications, enabling more than 5 million users, including 1.5 million UCaaS customers (Source: Synergy Research Group).Eastern Management ranks Mitel best in value for UCaaS and hosted PBX solutions.CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, gives Mitel a 5-Star rating in its 2020 Partner Program Guide. About Mitel A global market leader in business communications powering more than two billion business connections, Mitel helps businesses and service providers connect, collaborate and provide innovative services to their customers. Our innovation and communications experts serve more than 70 million business users in more than 100 countries. For more information, go to www.mitel.com and follow us on Twitter @Mitel. 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iStock/Thinkstock(DENVER) — As Oklahoma teachers declared victory and returned to classrooms Monday after a nine-day school walkout, their Colorado counterparts were poised to stage their own labor action as a movement ignited by a successful strike by West Virginia educators continues to sweep the nation.The wave of teacher protests has mostly occurred in states dominated by Republicans in the legislature and governors’ offices, such as West Virginia, Oklahoma, Arizona and Kentucky. Colorado, which has a Democratic governor and a Democratic-controlled assembly, is the exception.“We need to make sure there is a big tidal wave of big changes in legislatures nationwide so the public school community can spend their time helping kids succeed, not begging or demonstrating for decent pay and adequate school funding,” Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, said in a statement.ColoradoColorado teachers were prepared to leave classrooms Monday and descend on the state capitol in Denver for what is being billed as a “Day of Action,” in which they plan to lobby legislators to boost their pay and provide more funding for education. The teachers plan to hold a large rally at the capitol this afternoon.“One clear way to value educators is by funding our schools. Legislators are working with a positive state revenue forecast in this session — they have substantially more money at their disposal this year to invest in educators and our students,” the Colorado Education Association said in a statement.Teachers in Colorado earn about $7,000 below the national average of $58,064 a year, according to a survey by the Colorado School Finance Project, a nonpartisan, nonprofit education watchdog group.The survey also showed that teachers spend an average of $656 annually out of their own pockets on classroom supplies, including pencils and binders.OklahomaOklahoma teachers were heading back to classrooms after staging a nine-day walkout, in which they filled the state capitol building in Oklahoma City to demand the restoration of funding for education they say has been drastically reduced over the past decade.The Oklahoma Education Association said the walkout prompted legislators to boost education funding by $479 million and up teachers’ pay by an average of $6,100, the largest pay raise in state history. The teachers also won pay raises for support staff such as cafeteria workers and bus drivers, and secured $70 million in recurring revenue for classroom supplies.“You have achieved a historic victory for our students … the biggest financial victory in history for our students,” Alicia Priest, president of the Oklahoma Education Association, told her members as they decided to end their nine-day walkout on Thursday.But Preist said the efforts by teachers to win more money for education is not over. She said teams of educators from around the state will continue to go to the capitol to lobby lawmakers for more education funds.She also implored teachers to focus on unseating lawmakers who voted against raising funding for education.“We must work harder than ever to elect education champions who will put students first,” said Priest, adding that a number of OEA members a planning on running for the state legislature.“This fight is not over just because the school bell will ring once more; we have created a movement and there is no stopping us,” Priest said.ArizonaTeachers in Arizona are voting this week on whether to stage a classroom walkout, after previously conducting several walk-in protests in which they demonstrated outside their respective schools before walking in with students to conduct classes.The Arizona teachers are demanding a 20 percent pay hike from an average of $43,280 a year for elementary school teachers and annual pay of $46,470 for high school teachers.The teachers also want more money for support staff and for lawmakers to restore $1 billion in cuts to education over the last decade.Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican, floated a proposal last week to meet the teachers’ 20 percent pay hike request with a 9 percent raise this year and an 11 percent raise in 2020.Although the governor promised not to use “shell games” to cover the cost of the raise, teachers’ union officials said they remain skeptical because Ducey has not detailed how he will pay for it.KentuckyKentucky Gov. Matt Bevin apologized on Sunday to “those who were hurt” by comments he made about children being at risk for sexual abuse and drug use while teachers walked out of classrooms on Friday and protested at the state capitol in Frankfort.Kentucky teachers are also upset over Bevin’s plan to overhaul the state pension system and prevent them from putting accrued sick time toward their retirement. On March 30, so many teachers staged a “sickout” that 29 school districts were forced to cancel classes because they couldn’t find enough substitute teachers.“I guarantee you somewhere in Kentucky today a child was sexually assaulted that was left at home because there was nobody there to watch them,” Bevin told reporters Friday. “I guarantee you somewhere today a child was physically harmed or ingested poison because they were home alone because a single parent doesn’t have any money to take care of them.“Some were introduced to drugs for the first time — because they were vulnerable and left alone,” he added.Bevin’s said his comments were roundly criticized by both Republicans and Democrats in the legislatures. Bevin said people misunderstood his statement.Kentucky legislators voted on Friday to override Bevin’s veto of a two-year state budget that increased education funding through a $480 million tax increase.West VirginiaThe teacher labor movement began earlier this year when West Virginia educators went on strike for nine days. The strike ended March 6 when Republican Gov. Jim Justice signed the bill granting a 5 percent pay raise to all state employees.The success of West Virginia teachers inspired educators in the other states to follow suit.“West Virginia woke us up,” Joe Thomas, president of the Arizona Education Association, told cheering teachers at a rally in Phoenix last month.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Police in Aurora, Colo. have shared this image of a person of interest in a shooting involving protesters on highway I-225, July 25, 2020. – (Aurora Police Department via Twitter)By BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(AURORA, Cold.) — A 23-year-old protester has been arrested for allegedly shooting two fellow demonstrators during the Black Lives Matter freeway protest near Denver that turned chaotic when an SUV came charging through the crowd.Samuel Young was taken into custody Monday night at his home after a judge signed arrests warrants on four counts of attempted homicide, police said.Young is suspected of opening fire with a handgun on Interstate 225 in Aurora on Saturday night when a Jeep drove through the large demonstration, nearly striking protesters, police said. Bullets believed to have been fired by Young grazed the head of one protester and hit another in the leg, according to the Aurora Police Department.The gunfire broke out as demonstrators took to the freeway to demand justice in the 2019 police-involved death in Aurora of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black violinist.“I not only find great concern with someone making the decision to drive their vehicle toward protesters on the interstate but that someone in the protester group opened fire, recklessly shooting two people,” Aurora Interim Police Chief Vanessa Wilson said in a statement.Police said Young is the “person of interest” they had been seeking to interview and released images of him wearing a holstered handgun on his right hip while walking with protesters on the freeway. With the help of tips from witnesses and the community, police said they were able to identify Young as the curly-haired white man wearing glasses in the photos.Officer Matthew Longshore, a spokesman for the Aurora Police Department, told ABC News that investigators made contact with Young earlier Monday and that he agreed to speak to them with his lawyer present.But when Young failed to show up at the police department to tell his side of the story, prosecutors from the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office sought warrants for his arrest “based on the facts and probable cause provided” by the police, authorities said in a statement.The shooting was one of several that occurred at protests across the country over the weekend, including one in Austin, Texas, that left a Black Lives Matter protester dead. The shooting also came three weeks after a driver barreled into a Black Lives Matter protest on a closed Seattle freeway, killing one demonstrator and leaving another seriously injured.The Aurora episode unfolded around 7 p.m. on Saturday as protesters marched onto Interstate 225 in support of McClain, who died after Aurora police stopped him on a street and ended up putting him in a chokehold. McClain was listening to music and walking home after buying iced tea at a corner store on Aug. 24, 2019, when someone reported him as a “suspicious person” wearing a ski mask and waving his hands, authorities said.The officers involved in McClain’s death were cleared of criminal wrongdoing by the district attorney for Colorado’s 17th Judicial District.Earlier this month, Chief Wilson fired four Aurora police officers and a fifth resigned after photos surfaced of them mimicking the chokehold death near a memorial for McClain. One of the fire officers was involved in McClain’s death.Police said protesters were walking northbound on Interstate 225 when a turquoise-colored Jeep drove toward the demonstration around 7 p.m.“While the Jeep was being driven through the crowd, multiple shots were fired by a protester,” police in a statement.Police said a protester in a car tried to prevent the driver from hitting demonstrators by ramming the side of the Jeep.The Jeep continued to head north on Interstate 225 and the driver was stopped by police when he exited the freeway, officials said.“During preliminary interviews with the Jeep driver, he advised officers that while on I-225, his vehicle began to be surrounded by protesters who were yelling and striking his vehicle,” police said in a statement. “He also claims that a white pickup truck struck the front of his vehicle. He claims that the reason that he drove towards the protesters is because he was scared and trying to get away.”Investigators plan to present a case to the local district attorney, who will decide whether criminal charges will be filed against the driver, whose name was not released.Police officials urged witnesses to come forward with video and photographs of the incident that could help them identify the person or persons responsible for the shooting. A $2,000 reward is also being offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to an arrest.Meanwhile, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said a preliminary investigation of the fatal shooting of protester Garrett Foster, 28, during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in downtown Austin on Saturday night indicates that Foster may have pointed an assault rifle at the driver of a vehicle before he was shot.“Gunshots were fired from inside the vehicle at Foster,” Manley said in a statement issued Sunday night. “Someone else in the crowd opened fire on the car as it drove off.Manley said both people who fired guns have been questioned and released pending further investigation. He said both people had concealed handgun licenses.Foster’s mother disputed the police account of the shooting during an interview on ABC’s Good Morning America.Sheila Foster said her son was pushing his fiancee’s wheelchair when he was gunned down.“And this gentleman got out of his car and started firing shots, and my son was shot three times,” she said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
January 27, 2021 /Sports News – Local UVU Men Basketball’s Fardaws Aimaq Named To Henson Award Watch List Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah-In news released Wednesday, Utah Valley men’s basketball sophomore center Fardaws Aimaq was named to the 2020-21 Lou Henson National Player of the Year Award mid-season watch list.The native of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada leads the nation in rebounds with 14.9 boards a game and also leads the country in defensive rebounds per contest (10.09) and is second in offensive rebounds per game (4.82).Aimaq also averages 16.8 points per game and shoots 52.7 percent from the field.The 6-11 245-pound Aimaq also averages 1.7 blocks and 1.4 assists per game.Aimaq is the only Utah representative on this list.The award is named in honor of former Hardin-Simmons, Illinois and New Mexico State head coach Lou Henson.Henson was 775-420 (.649) during his Division I head coaching career, which lasted from 1962-2005. Written by
Wednesday’s Rowing by Elaina Evans After controversy over entries and a very tough rowing-on contest last Friday, it was a relief to see Summer Eights 2004 finally kick-off this Wednesday. The weather may have been dull, but events were not. The big news of the day was Oriel M1’s bump on Pembroke at the top of the first division, reclaiming (for now) the headship lost this time last year. Oriel caught their arch-rivals in the last ten strokes of the race, the Pembroke cox forced to conceed when the two crews were well past the boathouses. The question for the rest of the week is whether Oriel can keep their heads for the next three days as Pembroke did in 2003. The rest of the division was a great spectacle for supporters braving the brief, but intense, downpour, with most of the action taking place in full-view of the boathouses. And, if today’s racing was an indicator, then there is set to be much movement throughout the top men’s crews. Down the Green Bank stretch came a fleet of crews in close proximity, fighting through dirty water. It was here cool-headed Magdalen, a serious threat to the top two crews, bumped Exeter. Teddy Hall saw off Christ Church with style, while Wadham ended their three-year stint as the sandwich crew by catching Jesus, whose guts more than anything got them so far along the course. In comparison, there was much less activity in the Women’s First Division, with only three bumps occuring. New’s performance leaves their bid for headship in doubt – Pembroke seemed comfortable in rowing over a good few lengths ahead of them. More determination was shown in Teddy Hall’s effort, overbumping a knackered St Hilda’s right in front of the boathouses, after Somerville’s bump on Merton left them with six lengths to regain. In lower divisions, Mansfield retain a clean sheet with both their M1 and W1 getting a bump, setting them up for blades which have seemed to come naturally for the college in the last few years. Women’s Division Two was klaxoned, but not before a premature concession by Brasenose to Queens that could have been avoided if they had simply held out a few strokes. Trinity W1 sent John’s down to the Third Division, where they face a race ahead of a great scramble between St Anne’s, Corpus and Jesus, who all rowed the entire course a canvas off each other. Most bumps in the Rowing-On divisions took place below the gut, leaving spectators not much more to observe than the bizarre attire of various crews. And so, the contests for headship and battles for blades are set to unfold with the characteristic mix of determination and pure luck. Hopefully the rest of the contest will equal the excitement and surprsies of the first day. Eights Preview by Victoria Dare Eights appears to bring the fun into rowing – many a Rugby Eight or Schools boat will use strength or revision breaks to secure bumps. Women may have rowed in bikinis and no doubt the occasional Viking has been spotted. Of course, in the senior divisions, things are deadly serious. Captains have cajoled university oarsmen into their boats, though the entry list suggests that Corpus have been unable to persuade Sam McLennan (OUBC president) and Nick Walter (Isis) into their boat. On the men’s side, Magdalen appear to be the crew to watch. They beat Oriel at Bedford Regatta, and with three blues in the stern look strong. Other potential successes are Queen’s, who gained five bumps in four days at Torpids and LMH. The women’s headship is again between Pembroke, Merton and New. Pembroke had a poor Torpids, but have bounced back. The real movement is expected below them. Somerville and Catz may have a difficult week with fast crews, like Christ Church, within striking distance. In division two, Oriel and Worcester, who have pursuaded Blues Claire Bulmer and Emma Payne into their boat, would be unlucky not to make gains. In 189 years, a few select colleges have had the honour of finishing Head of the River. For the many though, they will want to gain their own slice of personal glory – and a well deserved Pimms on Saturday.ARCHIVE: 4th week TT 2004