AFT Joins National Campaign To Tax Rich

first_imgFrom the Albuquerque Teachers Federation:ALBUQUERQUE — The Albuquerque Teachers Federation released today the following message:We owe billions to students of color, low-income students, and students with disabilities.For more than 40 years, Title 1 and IDEA have been underfunded. In just the last decade, they have been underfunded by more than $580 billion. It’s time to pay our debt! It’s time to Fund our Future! It’s time the rich paid their fair share.As part of The American Federation of Teachers’ (AFT) campaign to Fund our Future, the Albuquerque Teachers Federation (ATF) is joining the Alliance to Reclaim our Schools (AROS) and the Tax The Rich Bus Tour. The tour is noon Saturday, July 20 in Albuquerque’s Civic Plaza.Elected leaders such as U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland, State Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino and State Sen. Antoinette Sedillo-Lopez, as well as representatives from OLÉ and Working Families, will join AFT President Dr. Ellen Bernstein in demanding action.Our debt to our students and their schools has a simple solution”. The Keeping Our Promise to America’s Children and Teachers (PACT) Act (S. 3699), sponsored by Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) will:Create a 10-year plan to increase annual funding for Title 1 and IDEA Prioritize students by making Title 1 and IDEA funding mandatoryRepay 40 years of federal funding shortages to our most vulnerable studentsIncrease appropriations over the next decadeProvide relief for state and local education budgets that have been bearing the burden of the underfunding.The Tax the Rich Bus Tour will make it clear that the American people want the wealthiest individuals and the biggest corporations to pay their fair share in taxes.“Everybody says they care about kids, but nobody wants to pay for public education,” President Bernstein said. “By fixing the tax code, we can begin to repay the $55 billion annual shortfall in federal funding that has short changed our students of color, kids in poverty, and kids with disabilities.”It’s time to confront our broken promise to students and pay our debt to our public schools.last_img read more

Edwards opens new “centre for excellence” in Oregon, USA.

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Feldmann transports mountain ropes

first_imgEach of the four track ropes measured 4,900 m in length, 72 mm in diameter, and had a total weight of 145 tons (131.5 tonnes). The ropes, which were manufactured by Fatzer AG Wire Ropes in Romanshorn, Switzerland, had to be transported 200 km via Liechtenstein and Austria to the German side of the mountain for installation. “We started off by having special rope drums made so that the rig could travel along the autobahns,” says Marcel Guilbert, manager transport operations at Feldmann. “In view of the very considerable weight of the cargo, for all four trips each rope was divided up between two drums on two vehicles in a push-pull configuration for the full distance of the journey.” The Feldmann team, in collaboration with Goldhofer’s design engineers, developed a dedicated wire rope drum bridge, with a payload capacity of 100 tons (90.7 tonnes). According to Guilbert, the bridge design “was perfectly implemented in cooperation with Goldhofer – a unique solution, which has not been built in this form before.” For the configuration of the front transporter with the rope drum bridge, the Feldmann team chose a Goldhofer STHP/ET.  On this type of trailer, Goldhofer’s pendular axle technology contributes to a maximum axle load of 23 tons (20.9 tonnes). The rear vehicle for the smaller rope drum was provided by Wipfli Transporte. The overall rig had a length of more than 54 m and weight of 252 tons (228.6 tonnes). In Schaan, Liechtenstein, the route led through the centre of the village, where a number of road signs had to be taken down to allow the convoy to pass through, while the last leg of the journey included a gradient of over 14 percent. www.feldmann-kran.ch www.goldhofer.delast_img read more

Lawson team up with Shaun Williamson for Animals video

first_imgLawson have teamed up with former EastEnders’ star Shaun Williamson for their Animals music video.The follow-up to comeback single Lovers, Animals features a tongue-in-cheek video directed by band member Adam Pitts. Watch it below:Frontman Andy Brown commented, “Over the years we’ve had our fair share of ‘interesting’ ideas pitched to us for our music videos. However, normally we’d opt for the cool cars, Californian deserts and epic performance shots.With ‘Animals’ we wanted to do the complete opposite. We’ve never taken ourselves too seriously, so it didn’t take me long to convince the rest of the guys that we should simply dress up as animals and learn a dance routine. After all, we’re probably only going to release a song called ‘Animals’ once.We are all big fans of ‘Extras’ and ‘Life’s Too Short’ and that is where the idea to feature Shaun Williamson came from, once he agreed the rest all fell into place!”Both Animals and Lovers were released via Lawson’s new deal with Cooking Vinyl.last_img read more

Powerful US Military Communications Satellite WGS-1 is now Active

first_imgAfter six months of testing the first Wideband Global Satellite (WGS-1) was successfully activated. One day later, military satellite users in the West Pacific region transitioned from the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS), B9 communications satellite to this new state of the art WGS system.Launched on Oct. 10, 2007, from Cape Canaveral, Florida, WGS-1 marked the beginning of a new constellation that would greatly improve communications capabilities across the globe for customers ranging from the national command authorities and combatant commanders to Soldiers in the field. In fact, a single WGS satellite operates at 12 times the capacity of a legacy DSCS satellite. In other words, a single WGS can provide more satellite communications or SATCOM capacity than the entire DSCS constellation.The DSCS system has been in operation since the 1960s with the current satellites launched in the 1980s and 1990s. The latest iterations carried a six-channel SHF transponded system that operated on a single channel transponder with a capability to transfer up to 200 Mbps. The data was transmitted via a wideband multi-beam and earth coverage receive antennas and two transmit multi-beam, gimbaled dish and two earth coverage antennas.In comparison the WGS satellites provide two-way X-band and Ka-band communications and Ka band broadcast services. A significant advancement is the on-board cross banding capabilities that allow an X-band terminal to communicate with a Ka-band terminal. In addition, each satellite is “digitally channelized and transponded.”These combined capabilities deliver a quantum leap in communications capacity, connectivity and flexibility, sending data, photos and videos to wherever they are needed. In contrast to the DSCS, a WGS satellite provides a data transmission rate to 2.1 Gbps and all the way up to 3.6 Gbps.Meanwhile, DSCS B9 satellite continued to operate for three more years as a test asset before it was deactivated, Aug. 12, 2011, by the Air Force’s 3rd Space Operations Squadron and the Army’s 53rd Signal Battalion concluding an 18-year career.last_img read more

UWF Volleyball Takes Down Rhodes College and Birmingham Southern in Final Day of Tournament

first_img Sept. 28, 2008BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Argos had a 2-0 day on Saturday to close out their weekend at the Birmingham Southern Loco’s Invitational. West Florida volleyball opened day number two of the BSC Loco’s Invitational taking down Rhodes college, 3-0, in just 57 minutes. In their final match of the day, West Florida took down BSC in three sets, 25-14, 25-23, 25-23).Sophomore Chelsea Wilhoite (Jacksonville, Fla./Bishop Kenny HS) had a solid weekend, and was named to the Loco’s Invitational All-Tournament Team, while senior Jerica Carter (Gainesville, Fla./Gainesville HS) broke a second West Florida career record. Carter surpassed Jessica Braigon’s 364 Games Played record, and is now the current leader with 365. Carter also holds the season career record in digs for the Argos.The Argos gained control early in set one in the match against Rhodes, with a 10-4 lead that forced a Rhodes timeout. West Florida would ride the lead to victory, closing out the first set at 25-18. Wilhoite led her Argos with five kills and five digs.The Argos continued to roll with momentum in set two, shutting down Rhodes College 25-11. West Florida hit .317 as a team, as Wilhoite again led the way with seven kills. Patricia Gandolfo posted a .500 percentage with five kills, while Jesse Keroack (Gainesville, Fla./Eastside HS) and Valissia Brathwaite (British Virgin Islands/Palm Beach CC) both tallied four kills.A relentless UWF team dominated the third set to a 25-10 victory to win the match, 3-0. On the match, Wilhoite led with a .562 and 11 kills, with Gandolfo checking in behind her with nine kills. The Argos’ Keroack and Brathwaite both recorded season-highs with seven kills a piece.Wilhoite led the win over Birmingham Southern with 15 kills and hit .400, while Madeline Gonzalez (Bayamon, Puerto Rico/Hillsborough CC) posted a double-double with 35 assists and 15 digs. The Argos finished the weekend 3-1, while improving their record to 12-6. UWF still stands flawless on the season in GSC play at 3-0. They will continue their GSC campaign on Saturday, October 4th at the UWF Fieldhouse, taking on reigning GSC champions West Georgia. Print Friendly Version UWF Volleyball Takes Down Rhodes College and Birmingham Southern in Final Day of Tournament Sharelast_img read more

Week In Review 8/31-9/4

first_imgThursday, September 3:Dunleavy Not Planning Now To Fill Vacant State House Seat, Kenai City Council Extends Disaster Emergency Declaration Through December Friday, September 4:Kenai Peninsula College’s Director Announces Retirement, Central Peninsula Schools Open Tuesday, Some Have Adjusted Operating Hours FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The KSRM News Department compiled some of the top stories from this past week. Wednesday, September 2:Homelessness Discussed During Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Meeting, Kenai Peninsula Borough Emergency Manager Provides COVID-19 Updatecenter_img Tuesday, September 1:Alaska Marine Highway System Winter 2020-21 Schedule Open For Booking, Federal Grants Headed To Alaska Airports, Including Kenai Municipal Airport, 2020 Primary Election Results Officially Certified Monday, August 31:ConocoPhillips Alaska Makes Match Challenge To Alaska SeaLife Center, Kenai Peninsula’s Connections Homeschool Thriving During Pandemic, Alaska Villagers Use Vehicles To Light Runway For Medevaclast_img read more

Open training for City fans in Florida

first_imgThere will be the opportunity to watch Lee Johnson’s side prepare for the new SkyBet Championship at the IMG Academy (5650 Bollettieri Blvd, Bradento, Florida 34210.Supporters should arrive for a 9.30am start of the session, which will be followed by an exclusive Question and Answer Forum with Head Coach Johnson.City are playing Derby County two days previously (6pm KO EDT, 11pm BST), which will be live streamed on BCTV, followed by Sarasota Metropolis on Friday, July 19th (11am KO EDT/ 4pm BST) – both at the IMG Academy – before they return to the UK to round off their pre-season preparations against Forest Green Rovers and Crystal Palace.Please note all times and dates are subject to change.last_img read more

LSU enters baseball regional hoping to avoid past mistakes

first_imgLSU freshman pitcher Alex Lange, who is 10-0 on the season, says the Tigers can’t afford to look past anyone this weekend or they could lose a home regional for the second consecutive season.LSU freshman pitcher Alex Lange, who is 10-0 on the season, says the Tigers can’t afford to look past anyone this weekend or they could lose a home regional for the second consecutive season.BATON ROUGE – Houston, LSU still has a problem nearly 365 days later.The Tigers have played 58 games, won 48 of them and have been ranked No. 1 in the nation for most of this year, but June 2, 2014, sticks on the Tigers like a bad losing streak.That was the day Houston upset No. 8 national seed LSU for the second straight day, 12-2, to eliminate the Tigers from their own NCAA Regional in Alex Box Stadium. It marked the first time in LSU baseball history that it lost a regional after winning the first two games.The day before, Houston beat LSU, 5-4, in 11 innings after the Tigers led 4-0 through seven innings. LSU, 44-14-1 and fresh off a SEC Tournament championship, opened that NCAA Regional as expected with an 8-4 win over Southeastern Louisiana and a 5-1 win over Houston. Then, it was soon all over.“You have to play nine innings,” said LSU junior shortstop Alex Bregman said. “We learned that the hard way.”With a win Friday afternoon and a win Saturday night in a winners bracket game, the Tigers will be right back where they were last year — playing on Sunday for the right to host a best-of-three Super Regional next week with Omaha, Nebraska, and the College World Series at stake. And that could be against — yep — Houston (42-18) if the Cougars can win the NCAA Regional they will be hosting this weekend against Rice (35-20), UL Lafayette (39-21) and Houston Baptist (28-25).LSU, 48-10 and the national No. 2 seed this year with more offense but less pitching than last season, opens NCAA Regional play at 3 p.m. Friday at Alex Box Stadium against No. 4 regional seed Lehigh (25-29). A win will advance LSU to an 8 p.m. game Saturday against the winner from Friday’s 7 p.m. game between No. 3 seed Tulane (34-23) and No. 2 seed North Carolina-Wilmington (39-16).Bregman is one of seven position players who started that 12-2 loss to Houston and will start Friday’s game. The other six are sophomore left fielder Jake Fraley, junior center fielder Andrew Stevenson, junior right fielder Mark Laird, junior first baseman Chris Chinea, senior catcher Kade Scivicque and senior third baseman Conner Hale. Two other returnees who will start Friday — senior second baseman Jared Foster and senior designated hitter Chris Sciambra — pinch-hit in that loss.LSU beat Houston, 4-2, at the Houston College Classic in Minute Maid Park on March 6, but that did little to soothe the wound of last June’s swoon.“That one really hurt. We felt like we were going to Omaha, but we’re a better team now,” Bregman said.“We’re going into this regional knowing it could be our last game,” Foster said. “And last year, we got upset in the regional. We don’t want to do that this year. We learned from that because we have a lot of the same guys on this team. We know how that feels, and we’re not going to take it lightly.”Three pitchers who threw in that 12-2 Houston loss and allowed eight runs on four hits and four walks — Parker Bugg, Alden Cartwright and Hunter Devall — may pitch Friday as coach Paul Mainieri said he might use several pitchers with regular starters Alex Lange (10-0, 2.11 ERA) and Jared Poche (7-1, 3.35 ERA) not slated to start until Saturday and Sunday.Lange is a freshman and did not play against Houston last year, but he knows well how his teammates feel about it.“It definitely has been a long wait for them,” he said. “I know for all the guys that were on the team last year, losing in the regional leaves them with a little bit of a chip on their shoulder. It was just a rough, abrupt way to end the season. We are trying to make sure that does not happen this year. We have a great team, and we want to keep playing.”That starts with Lehigh.“We can’t really look ahead,” Lange said, “because if we do look ahead, something like last year will happen.”Better pitching at the end of games will also avoid the bad ending of a year ago — something not lost on Mainieri.“We have the best offensive team, maybe in the country,” he said. “But you can’t win with just offense. We’re going to have to pitch to win. There’s no question about that. Now, our offense will be an asset for us. If we have to win a 6-5 game or a 7-6 game or something like that, we have the offense to do it. Ultimately, though, we are going to have to get the other team out, especially at the end of the ballgame.”LSU had trouble with that against Houston last year as the Cougars scored four in the eighth to tie and one in the 11th to beat the Tigers and force a winner-take-all title contest that pitching-stripped LSU lost, 12-2. LSU has struggled to close out games at times this year.“That’s something we are going to have to focus on as we move to this point of our season,” Mainieri said.“The intensity is going to be high because for a lot of us,” Foster said, “this is it.”last_img read more