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Protesters flood ‘Wall Street South’

first_imgCharlotte, N.C. — Called “the March on Wall Street South,” a demonstration confronting the banks and corporations headquartered here that are wreaking havoc across the country filled the uptown streets of this Southern financial center on Sept. 2.Despite extreme heat, more than 2,500 people from throughout the South and across the U.S. marched past the many gleaming corporate headquarters, shouting out a people’s agenda for jobs and justice as the Democratic National Convention was preparing to convene.Participants came from cities throughout North Carolina, including Winston-Salem, Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, Rocky Mount, Greenville, Asheville, Fayetteville, Greensboro and Wilmington. Many more traveled hours from cities such as Baltimore, Atlanta; Greenville, Miss.; Washington, D.C.; Tampa, Fla.; Pittsburgh; and New York. A busload of more than 40 unemployed people whose homes are being foreclosed by Bank of America rode overnight from Detroit.A “No Papers No Fear” bus, which had left Phoenix on July 29 with more than 40 undocumented people to bring their demands to the DNC, also joined the march with a spirited contingent against the deportation and criminalization of immigrant communities.Other contingents in the march included unemployed workers, a group of Southern unionists who face onerous labor laws, people trying to end the many wars being waged by the U.S. government on countries abroad and on the poor and oppressed here at home, environmentalists calling for “No war, no warming,” and a group demanding equal rights for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people.Yen Alcala, an organizer with the Coalition to March on Wall Street South and also with Occupy Charlotte, said the demonstration was “historic” and “built an unprecedented level of unity between so many different groups and struggles on a grassroots level.”“The March on Wall Street South,” continued Alcala, “showed what is possible when we unite, and pointed the finger at those who are responsible for the injustices being experienced by the 99%: the banks and corporations, and a political system that is controlled by the 1%. Building people’s power from the bottom up is the only solution to win jobs and justice for poor and working people.”Along the march, demonstrators stopped in front of the world headquarters of Bank of America and the regional offices of Duke Energy. At each stop, people who have been directly impacted by the practices of these banks and corporations — whose homes are being foreclosed on, who have massive amounts of student loan debt, and whose communities are being devastated by coal mining and energy rate hikes — spoke out and confronted these institutions.Recognizing the popularity of the issues raised by the protesters, the city’s daily newspaper, the Charlotte Observer, reported on Sept. 2, “Sensing the political winds, banks and their lobbyists will be taking low profiles during the convention.”Elena Everett was a tireless organizer with the Coalition to March on Wall Street South. “The march was a tremendous success,” she said. “Our message for jobs and justice was heard loud and clear by the bankers and the politicians of both parties.“But this is just the beginning. We know that the only way that real change has ever been won is when people come together, get organized and build social movements to raise demands to the powers that be. And that’s exactly what we’re doing — building a movement for jobs, education, health care, the environment and housing, and against wars, racism and bigotry, deportations and jails.”Throughout the remainder of the week, the coalition plans to support actions and events being developed by other groups, including the Undocubus and the Southern Workers Assembly on Sept. 3. It will also be mobilizing support for the reoccupation of Marshall Park, being led by Occupy Charlotte, which was evicted from the park by police eight months ago.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Pasadena Unified Partners with Thesys International to Add Technology Enhanced Curriculum Program

first_imgThe Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD), in partnership with Anaheim-based Thesys International, LLC, is increasing efforts to provide additional online learning platforms to meet the needs of struggling high school students as well as those who wish to accelerate their learning by taking courses that are not currently offered in the District. Pasadena Unified and Thesys signed a contract September 2014 to move forward on four initiatives to help students remain in school, improve academic performance, participate in online education, and prepare for college. Expanding its adoption of the blended learning programs created by Thesys, Pasadena Unified is aiming to serve students attending the District’s four high schools and three alternative education schools.“Our partnership with Pasadena Unified brings the possibility of a college education closer for many students”“Through this carefully planned blended learning approach combining digital technology and traditional classroom instruction, students will receive the best of both worlds in terms of quality high school instruction,” said Dr. Fal Asrani, PUSD’s Executive Director of Secondary Education. “Thesys online courses provide an opportunity for students to take rigorous courses that may not be offered at their site. We are preparing all students to achieve college readiness and believe that online education is part of that preparation.”Through the new contract, Thesys will work with Pasadena Unified to continue existing blended learning programs operating in the District’s alternative education schools, initiate a Thesys online school program in the District’s high schools for GPA and credit recovery, implement the Thesys ELLoquence English language learner program across the District and create a repository of courses that will support the District’s work with designing an online school.“Our partnership with Pasadena Unified brings the possibility of a college education closer for many students,” said Alan Rudi, Director, Thesys International, LLC. “There is certainly more to follow in regards to the benefits of blended learning in how it improves students’ motivation to remain in school and makes college an attainable goal.”Thesys established a blended learning pilot program in 2012 with the Pasadena Unified Center for Independent Studies (CIS) Academy, an alternative education school. High school students attended seminars 2-4 days a week (depending on the subject matter) with a teacher and spent the rest of the week in a computer lab under teacher supervision to work through blended course content. The pilot program showed promising results by increasing student attendance and enhancing academic performance. Attendance increased by nearly 100 percent and students who struggled before, showed motivation and vigor to achieve a higher level of academic performance.“Through its partnership with Thesys, Pasadena Unified is making strides in its longstanding commitment to equip more students for college,” said Jack Loos, CIS and Rose City High School Principal, Pasadena School Unified District. “The results show that blended learning has enhanced the classroom experience for both teachers and students to such a degree that it makes college a viable option for those who previously had little interest in school.”“Pasadena Unified teachers are learning to effectively maximize digital content and online communication tools to increase engagement with their students,” said Beverly DeCuir, Director of Educational Services, Thesys International, LLC. “With greater access to web based curriculum that specifically fits their students’ needs, teachers can devote more time to teaching and interacting with students.”Thesys provides English Language Student Learning (EL, ESL & ELD), Blended Curriculum, Online School and professional development programs that combine educational technology with traditional classroom teaching. (See short video overview) By integrating multiple resources/content, systems and technological tools into a complete curriculum, Thesys saves teachers significant amounts of time and enables them to focus more time for engaging with students. Students apply the technology to maximize self-study, practice and teacher interaction. Thesys curriculum is UC approved and meets Common Core standards.About Thesys International LLC:Launched in 2010, Thesys International, LLC, is an educational service provider that supports schools with a blended online/classroom approach to education. As a division of the Fairmont Education Group, Thesys represents the culmination of thought, curricular innovation and evolution of the classroom, which Fairmont has supported since 1953. Thesys works alongside educators and provides UC-approved curricula that works with schools’ existing standards and protocols to help students reach their full potential. Thesys International is dedicated to providing high school students the optimal balance of online and in-person learning, making education more relevant for the present generation. For more information about Thesys’ turn-key systems and its innovative blended education approach, visit www.thesysintl.com, call 714-234-2727 or email [email protected] Community News Your email address will not be published. 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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business Districts News Pasadena Unified Partners with Thesys International to Add Technology Enhanced Curriculum Program Blending Educational Technology with Traditional Instruction in High Schools Improves Student Academic Performance and Sets Stage for Increasing Opportunities for Students to Attend College From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, October 30, 2014 | 6:14 pm Subscribe Business News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

National award for Kilmallock’s historic wall

first_imgNewsNational award for Kilmallock’s historic wallBy Bernie English – December 19, 2019 314 REPREO FREE12/12/19Cllr Mike Donegan, Cathaoirleach of the Cappamore-Kilmallock Municipal District pictured with the Irish Building and Design Award 2019 for the Kilmallock West Wall Walkway, which is the top award for Heritage/Conservation/Cultural Project of the Year in a very tough category that included the Pálás Cinema, Galway; Mullingar Courthouse, and Blarney Castle Renovation.PRESS RELEASEThe award was presented at the Irish Building & Design Awards in the Clayton Hotel in Dublin on the 29th November, 2019. The Kilmallock West Wall Walkway was nominated, along with five other national projects, in the Category Heritage/Conservation/Cultural Project of the Year where it emerged victorious on the night.Cllr Mike Donegan, Cathaoirleach of the Cappamore-Kilmallock Municipal District, Limerick City & County Council welcomed the award and paid tribute to the staff of Limerick City & County Council, and in particular Sarah McCutcheon, Executive Archaeologist, for the work carried out on the project which culminated in this award:“Kilmallock has a long and rich history and that history became more accessible to a lot more people with the official opening of the West Wall Walkway. The original circuit of the town’s defences was 1,700 metres and of this, about 1,200 metres remains standing and the West Wall Walkway became a new thoroughfare for Kilmallock, providing a wonderful amenity to residents and visitors alike. The walkway is one part of a larger plan by Limerick City and County Council that will provide a series of linked walks in and around the beautiful and historic town of Kilmallock”Pic: Don MoloneyYEARS of determination, sourcing funding, research and hard work paid off in Kilmallock when the town won a prestigious award for the historic wall walkway project.Cllr Mike Donegan, Cathaoirleach of the Cappamore-Kilmallock Municipal District accepted the Irish Building and Design Award 2019 for the Kilmallock West Wall Walkway, which is the top award for Heritage/Conservation/Cultural Project of the Year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The award was won in a tough category that included the Pálás Cinema, Galway; Mullingar Courthouse, and Blarney Castle Renovation.The Kilmallock project was nominated, along with five other national projects, in the Heritage/Conservation/Cultural Project of the Year section.Cllr Donegan welcomed the award and paid tribute to the staff of Limerick City and County Council, and in particular, Sarah McCutcheon, Executive Archaeologist, for the work carried out on the project .“Kilmallock has a long and rich history and that history became more accessible to a lot more people with the official opening of the West Wall Walkway.,” he said.“The original circuit of the town’s defences was 1,700 metres and of this, about 1,200 metres remains standing. The West Wall Walkway became a new thoroughfare for Kilmallock, providing a wonderful amenity to residents and visitors alike.“The walkway is one part of a larger plan by Limerick City and County Council that will provide a series of linked walks in and around the beautiful and historic town of Kilmallock,” Cllr Donegan explained. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Previous articlePutting the focus on 163 homeless childrenNext articleLimerick Hurling Team of the Decade: Left Corner Back Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Twitter Print Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedincenter_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedKilmallocklimerickLimerick Post last_img read more

Doctor Who’s ‘Sonic Screwdriver’ included in Oxford Dictionary

first_img“The ‘Sonic Screwdriver’ is defined as: ‘a (hand-held) electronic device which uses sound waves to perform various mechanical and technical functions. Originally and chiefly in (or in reference to) the British television series Doctor Who.’”Oxford Doctor Who Society President James Ashworth commented: “We at the Doctor Who Society are very pleased that the Sonic Screwdriver will finally be materialising in the OED ahead of its 50th Birthday next year. “Now, when someone asks what that thingy the Doctor uses is called, the OED will give them the answer!”Other Whovian words to be inducted into the OED ‘TARDIS’, ‘Dalek’ and ‘Cyberman’. While it has been a device synonymous with the Doctor for five decades, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has finally included ‘Sonic Screwdriver’ in its latest edition.It first appeared in the show in 1968 during ‘Fury from the Deep’ with second Doctor, Patrick Troughton, when he used it to open a hatch on a gas pipeline.The addition coincides with the premiere of tenth season of the show on Saturday, 15 April.According to a post in the OxfordWords blog: “Although the revised, third-edition text of the OED entry for sonic adj. won’t be published until June, we can travel forward in time to take a sneak peek at this Whovian entry ahead of Doctor Who’s Series 10 premiere, ‘The Pilot’.last_img read more

The Voters Say No to Obama And Yes To America

first_img.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare The Voters Say No To Obama And Yes To AmericaBy Richard Moss MDThe American People rose up to change the direction of the country and put an end to the wrecking ball presidency of our first half black President, Barack Hussein Obama.  They rose up to say No to Obama and his surrogate Hillary Clinton who would have continued his legacy.  They said No to the Democrat Party, the media, campus radicals, and the cultural elite that insult them as racists, bigots, and homophobes. They said No to the assault on American values and culture, identity politics, and political correctness.  They said No to the smearing of our police, the burning of our cities, and waves of unassimilated immigrants crossing our borders.  They said no to a Supreme Court packed with leftist ideologues.  They said No to radical feminism and its assault on family and marriage, to abortion on demand and transgendered bathrooms.  They said No to a social engineered and demoralized military, the appeasement of our enemies, the pathetic Obama economy, and the war on fossil fuels.The country was at the precipice.  A 16-year Obama-Hillary continuum would have permanently wrecked the American experiment, ended unalienable rights, liberty, and the Constitutional system.  In its place would have come incremental tyranny, rule by an imperial President and his panels of bureaucrat masterminds who would decide our fates. American style free market capitalism, with its dazzling achievements and innovations, the creation of unprecedented wealth for Americans, would also have grinded down as we pursued the socialist valleys of no growth Europe.With the election of Donald Trump, the nation pulled back from the precipice that it may live once more.  Against the odds, with the full weight of the Sovietized media, the Academy, the millionaire Marxists in Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and Wall Street arrayed against him, Trump, the non PC firebrand who broke all the rules, gave life and meaning to the forgotten man, pulled out an upset victory – and saved the nation.Wave Republican elections have dogged Obama, our first anti-American, affirmative action President, a radical leftist who wanted to fundamentally transform the nation. This election was the third act of a trilogy.  Each of the three acts was a referendum on Obama. The first act occurred in 2010 when the Republicans took the House, the year of Obamacare and the Tea Party.  Then, 2014, when the GOP took the Senate and overwhelming majorities of State Houses and Governors.  In 2016 Republicans held the House and Senate and took the Presidency.  They expanded their dominance at the state level and now have monopoly control of the federal government in Washington.  At every level, the American people have rejected the radical leftism of Obama.And because Obama had a pen and a phone and couldn’t be bothered to pass legislation through Congress, he ruled instead by executive order.  But lacking a statutory basis to so much of his agenda, from open borders amnesty to the Iran Nuclear deal, his legacy can just as easily be undone by the same pen, phone, and executive order of President Donald J. Trump.  The Obama legacy depended on a Hillary victory.  Absent that victory, rather than a legacy, there will be only the ash heap of history.Before the election, we thought we already lived in Obama’s America and that victory for the left was inevitable.  We had been deluded by the media into believing the America we loved no longer existed.  Obama’s America was becoming the next great third world nation.  The hated white majority would shrink into oblivion.  Christianity would also vanish, as would the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  Free market capitalism would finally be vanquished, replaced by brilliant central planners who would manage the economy, the nation, and our lives.But something else happened.  The phony pundits, pollsters, and media were wrong.  The victory of Obama’s America died, and the Trump movement prevailed.  The forgotten man and woman, the loathed white working class, and others, the gun owner and churchgoer, the family man, the taxpayer, the backbone of the country rose up.  They launched a revolution to halt the counter-revolution of the progressive left, to restore the principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  They repudiated the Obama legacy of division, hate, and fundamental transformation of the nation.  They dismissed Obama as irrelevant.  He was not a God after all, only a mortal. History will see him as a self obsessed, small-minded demagogue and agitator, an American Castro, a painful blip and aberration in the annals of time.The voters said Yes to America and a second American Revolution to beat back the counter-revolution of the “Progressive” left and restore the Republic.  Donald Trump and his movement saved the nation from a dark fate and gave us a second chance to live and prosper again.November 12 2016Brief Bio: Richard Moss MD is a practicing Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon, author, and columnist who resides in Jasper IN.  He recently lost his bid for the Republican nomination for Congress in Indiana’s 8th district. Find more of his essays and blog posts at exodusmd.com.  Also find him on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagramlast_img read more

Seed pricing

first_imgPine nuts: The problem of shorter supply out of China has been exacerbated by the ending of any volumes being allowed to be imported from neighbouring former Soviet Union states, leaving China stranded, with insufficient stocks to meet its existing and new forward demand. We would advise manufacturers to reverse any new product development involving pine nuts, as supply will be tricky at best. Any forward contracts into the UK trade will be a nightmare to fulfil and it may end up cheaper to buy a retail pack off the shelves than to buy a bulk container from China.Pumpkin seeds: Although supply from China this year was widely reported as being nearly 40% down on the previous year, compounded by the currency effect, which effectively doubled prices year-on-year, prices have now stabilised, although this reprieve may not be the start of a price decline.Sunflower seeds: Chinese sunflower seeds are in good supply. Although UK prices have firmed due to a weak sterling, the commodity itself has weakened, both to reflect stronger supply as well as a reduction within the edible oils markets – in which sunflowers are a prominent player. Forward pricing on sunflower seeds should remain quite stable and trade within a narrow range.l Based on information provided by ingredients supplier RM Curtislast_img read more

News story: Secretary of State statement following meetings with NI Political parties

first_img The right way forward is stable, fully functioning, inclusive devolved government. Following the meetings, Mrs Bradley said: As the current impasse continues, public services are suffering. Local decision-making is urgently needed to address this. Last week I set out the Government’s clear plan to bring that about and today was the first step in that process. I will continue engagement over the next days and weeks ahead of legislation to support the ongoing delivery of public services in Northern Ireland. Devolved government is in the best interests of Northern Ireland and this is what I am determined to deliver.last_img

STS9 Adds Seventeen Dates To Fall Tour In Support Of Their Upcoming Album

first_imgGet pumped STS9 fans, your favorite band is hitting the road this fall! The jamtronica stalwarts will be hitting the Midwest and East Coast to promote their upcoming album The Universe Inside. Read more about the album, which will be released on September 2, here.The tour will start off in Minneapolis, MN at the Skyway Theatre and will wind its way towards New York for a tour-closing show at Terminal 5. In between, the band will hit venues like the Orpheum Theater in Madison, WI, The NorVa in Norfolk, VA, and The Fillmore in Philadlphia, PA. The band will make high-profile appearances at both Voodoo Music Festival in New Orleans, and Suwanee Hulaween in Live Oak, FL, as well as a few larger shows at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, TN and the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville, NC. Of course, the band will return to the Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA for a sure-to-be-raging Halloween show on 10/31.See below for the new tour dates, and click here for more information on each show. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am, local time.last_img read more

Radon test kits available from UGA Cooperative Extension

first_imgWith many Georgians spending more time at home, it’s important to monitor your home’s indoor air quality.Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers and the second-leading cause of lung cancer overall.Radon levels are highest in the cooler months and can concentrate to dangerous levels indoors. This year, more than 800 Georgia residents will die of radon-related lung cancer. These deaths are preventable.“The best thing you can do is test your home,” says Pamela Turner, a University of Georgia professor and UGA Cooperative Extension specialist. “Radon is an invisible, odorless and tasteless gas, so testing is the only way to know if the radon gas level in your home is high.”Testing your home for radon is easy and inexpensive with a kit from UGA Extension.Each kit purchased from UGA Extension at www.UGAradon.org in November will come with a voucher for a free kit that can be shared with another Georgia resident.Non-Georgia residents should visit www.EPA.gov/radon to find their local state radon program contact information.last_img read more

SBA re-launches vehicle dealer program, loan size increased to $5 million

first_imgBorrowers interested in obtaining a DFP loan should contact their lender or their nearest SBA field office to get a list of SBA-approved lenders in their area who may be participating in the program.  Local district offices and contact information, as well as information on this and other SBA programs and resources, can be found at www.sba.gov(link is external) or by calling the SBA Answer Desk at 1-800-U-ASK-SBA or TDD 704-344-6640. A pilot loan program aimed at increasing access to inventory financing for auto, boat, RV and other dealerships will be re-launched Tuesday (2/8) and will be effective through Sept. 30, 2013, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced today.The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 included a provision for re-launching SBA’s Dealer Floor Plan (DFP) Pilot Loan program, which first became available in July 2009.  The pilot is part of the SBA’s overall 7(a) loan guarantee program. The Jobs Act also increased the maximum size for 7(a) loans to $5 million, up from $2 million, which includes loans made through the DFP pilot program.‘As a result of the credit crunch in late 2008 and early 2009, dealerships saw a significant decline in the availability of this type of inventory financing,’ SBA Deputy Administrator Marie Johns said. ‘SBA’s original DFP pilot program was launched as a way to expand the availability of floor plan financing and the Jobs Act added further enhancements to that program, including allowing for larger loan sizes.‘Dealerships are a cornerstone of local business communities,’ Johns continued. ‘As we continue to see our economy recover, the re-launch of this pilot provides another tool, alongside SBA’s other programs, to help them succeed and create jobs in their local communities.’The rules and regulations for the pilot will be available Tuesday on the website of The Federal Register, and in print editions on Wednesday.  A procedural guide to the program will be posted on the SBA website at: http://www.sba.gov/content/dealer-floor-plan-financing-program-0(link is external).Floor plan financing is a revolving line of credit that allows a dealership to obtain financing through SBA’s 7(a) program for inventory that can be titled, such as autos, RVs, manufactured homes, boats and trailers.  As each piece of collateral is sold by the dealer, the loan advance against that piece of collateral is repaid. As the loan is repaid, the dealer can borrow against the line of credit to add new inventory.The program is available to qualifying small businesses, including new and used automobile, motorcycle, RV, manufactured homes and boat dealers.  SBA has issued a new maximum alternative size standard to allow businesses with $15 million net worth and $5 million in net income measured over two years to have access to the program. All SBA-approved lenders may make DFP loans.  Lenders with more than $1 billion of floor plan lines of credit in their current portfolios may apply for delegated authority, which would expedite the lending process.last_img read more