Colorado teachers walk out, surround Capitol

first_imgColorado teachers rally at the Capitol in Denver, April 27.Denver — Over 10,000 teachers surrounded the state Capitol in Denver on Friday, April 27, making their loud voices heard. They were demanding legislators reverse the cuts in education, which have hurt teacher pay and pushed Colorado’s standing almost $2,800 below the national average in per-pupil spending. Rural schools are hurting the most. The day before, over 2,000 teachers had come to protest.When rallying teachers were asked how to pay for education, many said that lawmakers must commit to freezing corporate tax breaks of all kinds until funding for education reaches the national average. One man questioned the wisdom of the U.S. spending tens of millions of dollars to lob missiles for “no purpose” — referring to the latest U.S. bombing of Syria. The estimated minimum cost of the weapons used in that April 14 strike is $165 million. (businessinsider.com)There is a connection between U.S. yearly military spending of over $1 trillion and the continuous cuts to education. The needs of the people suffer from enormous expenditures on the many wars and military bases that suck so much from the federal budget.In an attempt to stop the teachers’ protests, Republican state senators introduced Senate Bill 264, which threatens fines and jail time for striking teachers.But out on the march there was no fear. Solidarity was strong and public support overwhelming.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Government clamps down on the online press

first_img April 27, 2021 Find out more April 22, 2021 Find out more News VietnamAsia – Pacific RSF_en Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam Reporters Without Borders condemned an assault on press freedom as the Vietnamese government decides to reign in the official press, particularly news websites. In a few weeks three sites – Tuoi Tre, Tintucvietnam.com and Vnexpress.net – were banned or made to tow the line. The organisation also condemned legal actions against journalist Nguyen Thi Lan Anh. News Receive email alerts April 7, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information VietnamAsia – Pacific to go further Reporters Without Borders has condemned a government assault on press freedom, led by politburo ideologue Nguyen Khoa Diem, who has decided to reign in the official press, particularly new websites.In just three weeks, three publications – Tuoi Tre, Tintucvietnam.com and Vnexpress.net – have been banned or brought to book.The worldwide press freedom organisation also deplored legal action against Nguyen Thi Lan Anh, a journalist on the daily Tuoi Tre. “The Vietnamese authorities view the media as propaganda vehicles,” it said. “With less than a year to go to the next Communist Party Congress, they particularly fear websites, even official ones, since they are a sounding board for popular discontent.””We need to support this young generation of journalists who want to report on the news as it is and not be used as mouthpieces for the regime,” it said.Nguyen Thi Lan Anh was charged on 5 January 2005, with posting two briefs quoting a note from the Health Minister classified as a “state secret”. In it the minister called for an investigation into the abnormally high prices set by pharmaceutical business Zuellig Pharma VN. Tuoi Tre (Youth), one of Vietnam’s rare investigative publications, has been targeted by the government for several years.Vietnamese Prime Minister, Pham Van khai, on 8 November 2004, called for disciplinary steps to be taken against online press agency Vnexpress.net, run by Internet provider FTP – a state-owned company. It followed a demand for intervention by the Ministry of Culture and Information over “erroneous” articles published by the agency. The offending articles reported on government purchase of 78 Mercedes for the Europe-Asia (ASEM), in October 2004. It unleashed a wave of readers’ letter denouncing the import of luxury vehicles. Vnexpress posted some of the reactions, which appeared to particularly provoke the government’s ire. The editor and the journalists involved in the story were reportedly subjected to disciplinary action.The website Tintucvietnam.com (Vietnam News) was closed around 10 January on the order of the Ministry of Culture and Information. The site chiefly dealt with cultural and economic stories. As in the case of Vnexpress, it was posting readers’ letters that was believed to have prompted the ban.This clampdown on the media has been orchestrated by Nguyen Khoa Diem, head of the party central committee’s ideology and culture commission. In recent months he has publicly insisted on several occasions on the need to bring into line a press, which he said, chased after sensationalism and profit rather than confining itself to putting out government ideology. Organisation Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison January 12, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government clamps down on the online press News RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang Follow the news on Vietnamlast_img read more

Wellington girls move up to No. 6 in KBCA, remains No. 4 in Topeka poll; Argonia boys enter top 10

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington girls basketball team moved up one notch this week in the latest Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll released today. It also remained No. 4 in the Topeka Capital Journal poll.The Argonia boys, off their Caldwell Border Queen Tournament Championship, were the only other Sumner County team to be mentioned in the Dec. 14 poll (see full poll here).Wellington girls, 3-0 after capturing the Kingman Eagle Basketball tournament title last weekend, basically switched spots with Abilene, which is now No. 7 in today’s KBCA poll.KBCA Class 4A Div. I poll for this week and last week, is as follows:Dec. 141. Bishop Miege.2. McPherson.3. Andover Central.4. K.C. Piper.5. Labette County.6. Wellington. 7. Abilene.8. Chanute.9. Paola.10. Spring Hill.Dec. 71. Bishop Miege2. McPherson3. Andover Central4. K.C. Piper5. Labette County6. Abilene7. Wellington 8. Paola  9. Chanute10. Buhler.Dec. 14 Class 1A – Div. 2 boys 1. Beloit – St. John’s/Tipton.2. Wheatland/Grinnell3. Attica4. Hutchinson Central Christian.5. Wallace County6. Dighton7. Hartford8. Logan9. Wilson10. Argonia.The Dec. 14 Topeka Capital Journal poll.Class 4A D-II girls 1. Miege (1) 2-0 2. McPherson (2) 3-0 3. Andover Central (3) 3-0 4. Wellington (4) 3-0 5. Labette County (5) 3-0 Others — Abilene 3-0, Buhler 1-2, Chanute 3-0, KC Piper 3-0, Paola 2-1, Spring Hill 3-1.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Huskies shake up roster with series of moves

first_imgThe Fort St. John Huskies have made a number of changes to their roster over the past two weeks. In all the team has brought in four players, while parting ways with three others.Added to the squad are forwards Lucian Serban and Anthony Ruggiero. Serban was acquired from the Abbotsford Pilots of the Pacific Junior Hockey League, and Ruggiero previously served as the captain for the Kelowna Chiefs of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.Also new to the team is defenceman Michael Dupuis as he was part of a deal with the Princeton Posse of the KIJHL. There’s a new goaltender in the fold as well as Connor Neurauter was traded by the Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League.- Advertisement -Leaving the Huskies are Narcisse Baptiste after he was released. He’s since been added to the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks roster. Nolan Legace was traded to Fernie of the KIJHL, and Jared Barilla’s rights were dealt to a junior C club in Ontario.“I am very pleased with the recent transactions,” said Huskies general manager Jeremy Clothier. “I feel as though we have made our team better right now and going forward will become a tougher team to play against.”On the ice the Huskies will take on the County of Grande Prairie JDA Kings Saturday night at 8 p.m. and the North Peace Navigators Sunday at 2 p.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

Super Termon stun Gaoth Dobhair in Donegal SFC

first_imgGAA: Termon have produced the shock of the Donegal SFC thus far with a stunning five-point win over Gaoth Dobhair. Francie Friel’s side produced a sensational performance to earn a deserved victory against the highly fancied Gaoth Dobhair.Gaoth Dobhair with Donegal players Neil McGee, Kieran Gillespie and Odhran MacNiallais at their disposal many were tipped by many GAA pundits locally to go all the way in this year’s Donegal SFC. Eamon McGee missed tonight’s encounter, but former Donegal star Kevin Cassidy started.However, they now face a battle on their hands to get out of the group stages – and make the last eight following tonight’s result.Daire McDaid was inspirational for the men from The Burn Road, he kicked six points, with three of those coming from placed balls.Donegal minor star Enda McCormick, who scored that stunning goal last weekend at Croke Park against Galway, was a livewire all night for Friel’s side and was always one of their keys players. A goal from Aiden Sweeney, just three minutes from the end was the decisive score, and ensured that Termon would secure another famous championship victory over Gaoth Dobhair.Termon knocked Gaoth Dobhair out of the Donegal SFC in 2014, and they have proved once again that they’re Gaoth Dobhair’s bogey team.Gaoth Dobhair now face Naomh Conaill next weekend, knowing nothing other than a win will be good enough to save their hopes of progressing to the knockout stages of the Donegal SFC.Final score: Gaoth Dobhair 0-09 Termon 1-11Super Termon stun Gaoth Dobhair in Donegal SFC was last modified: August 27th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal SFCGAAGaoth DobhairnewsShockSportTermonlast_img read more

Pratton puts on show, Loggers snap Crusaders’ streak

first_imgKellina Pratton had her best game of the season, leading her team with 16 points and the Eureka High girls’ basketball team ended St. Bernard’s 12-game winning with a 66-53 crushing of the Crusaders, Saturday night at St. Bernard’s High in what was a bit of non-conference, rivalry action for the two Eureka-based teams.Eureka relied on the play of its guards all night as Pratton, Dorshaela Wesson and Sophia Chalmers all hit 3-pointers in the first four minutes of Saturday’s game to help give …last_img

Hxhome Women’s Ladies Curly Full Wigs For Cosplay and Daily Use – Perfect for fancy dress!

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