Chicago, Oct. 17.On Oct. 17, the Chicago Teachers Union – 25,000 strong – struck their school district, which is the third largest in the U.S. They were joined by 7,500 education workers from Service Employees Union (SEIU) Local 73. By Oct. 21, the CTU strike had entered its third day. These education workers are advocating for their students and going on the offensive against school privatization and austerity measures. Since 2012, the CTU has prioritized rank-and-file activism, a tactic that influenced Red for Ed education actions that have rocked the U.S. and Puerto Rico since 2018. The launch of the strike is covered in this Oct. 18 article reprinted from Fightback News! (fightbacknews.org)Chicago — Picket lines went up at hundreds of schools across Chicago at 6:30 a.m. Oct. 17. The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) walked out for their third strike since 2012. For the more than 7,000 members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 73 [joining them], this is an historic first strike, and the first against Chicago’s new mayor, Lori Lightfoot.In the afternoon, the strikers went downtown in a river of red — the color of CTU — and purple — the color of SEIU. For over two hours, more than 20,000 marched back and forth, surrounding the Board of Education and City Hall buildings. They chanted, “When education is under attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back!”Sarah Chambers, a special education teacher at Alcott College Prep in the Roscoe Village neighborhood, helped lead picketing at her school. She is an area captain, so she then visited the other picket lines in the nearby schools. As a member of the 40-person bargaining committee for CTU, she then sat in on the bargaining, and finally joined with her co-workers at the massive rally in the Loop, Chicago’s central business district.Talking to Fight Back!, Chambers explained, “This strike of more than 30,000 teachers, teacher assistants, clinicians, and special ed classroom assistants with CTU and SEIU is about justice for Black and brown students in the city of Chicago. They deserve all the support in their schools, [and] support to deal with the trauma they experience living in the oppressive, racist system in Chicago means full-time social workers, nurses and restorative justice coordinators.“Our students deserve class-size caps, with special education support, more resources, and fully funded schools.“Lori Lightfoot has made it clear that she is choosing to support the rich people in Chicago by giving them $2.4 billion in TIF [Tax Increment Financing] money, instead of putting money into our schools.”When asked about the outcome of this strike, Chambers didn’t pause. “We are united and strong. We know we will win.”Chicago, Oct. 17.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
– Advertisement – Wednesday, Nov 4, 2020 · 5:07:13 AM +00:00 · David Nir Thank you all for joining us tonight. As of midnight, the results of many of Tuesday’s elections remain unclear, se’re going to call it a night so and come back first thing in the morning. Daily Kos Elections will continue to track the developments in all uncalled races on our site, in our daily newsletter, and on Twitter. You can also bookmark our cheat-sheet of key races that we’ll keep updating until every race is decided. We’ll catch you on the flipside! Wednesday, Nov 4, 2020 · 5:05:20 AM +00:00 · David Jarman FL ballot: One other ray of sunshine from the Sunshine State: the state has passed a ballot measure increasing the state minimum wage, by a 61-39 margin. FL ballot: An important ballot measure in Florida has failed: a proposal to switch to a Top 2-style primary, a la California and Washington. It leads 57-43, but needed 60% for passage, under Florida law. Guides: Poll Closing Times • County Benchmarks • Hour-by-Hour GuideKey Races: Senate • House • Legislative Chambers • Ballot Measures • RedistrictingCheat-sheets: Key Race Tracker • Legislative Cheat-sheetWednesday, Nov 4, 2020 · 5:01:23 AM +00:00 · David Jarman – Advertisement – Follow: Daily Kos Elections on TwitterResults: Live Map • All Races (use dropdown)- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Bourbon has completed the mooring installation of the first floating wind turbine in France for Ecole Centrale de Nantes (ECN) as part of the European project FLOATGEN at the SEM-REV experimental test site, off Le Croisic.FLOATGEN is a wind turbine with concrete float designed by Ideol and currently under construction at Saint-Nazaire port by Bouygues Travaux Publics. Its installation is scheduled for the end of 2017.The innovative mooring system using synthetic mooring lines was designed and developed by Ideol team. An anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel with a WROV, were required for its installation.Responsible for the overall management of the project’s implementation, Bourbon performed the engineering, the operations preparation and the execution of the mooring system installation.“The Bourbon team is extremely proud of this successful operation, which confirms once again our ability to deliver integrated projects, our expertise in offshore engineering services and our adaptability to demanding environments for the entire energy sector,” comments Patrick Belenfant, Bourbon’s senior vice president Subsea Services.“One of the FLOATGEN project challenges was to install an innovative mooring system that needs to meet the production conditions criteria of the floating wind turbine. This demonstrates the value of an experimental site to test innovative technological developments, their implementation and project management when in production. Competent and dedicated teams from Bourbon, Ideol and Centrale Nantes have highly contributed to the success of the operation,” adds Christian Berhault, Head of SEM-REV at Centrale Nantes.
Loading… “Hirving Lozano is training well now and I am giving him a chance in return. He has this incredible pace, we should put him in a position to give his best. He had chances to score today and I hope he’ll get them next time.” Napoli no longer have Maurizio Sarri, but have retained the kind of quick-passing football that Gattuso as a player was not associated with. “In my first few years when I was playing against the Spanish teams that passed it around and around, it’d drive me crazy,” confessed the former Milan midfielder. read also:Gattuso admits top Napoli stars may be sold “I was on my own trying to press them and they’d leave me like piggy in the middle. When the game ended, I’d say we were playing a whole different sport in Italy, but now football has changed here too and there are many teams with a great passing game. “I see football differently now to when I was a player. I like to keep possession and run few risks.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Gennaro Gattuso won’t rule out Napoli pushing Atalanta for a top-four finish and admits he would’ve hated playing against his current squad. ‘I see football differently now.’ Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso The Partenopei continued their impressive march up the table with a 3-1 win over SPAL, decided by Dries Mertens, Jose Callejon and Amin Younes. “We cannot do any more than this,” said Gattuso in his press conference when asked about Napoli’s Champions League ambitions. “Atalanta are hardly a surprise by this point. They’ve been doing well for years, we still have an important trip to Bergamo coming up, but we don’t know if that will be enough.” Callejon found the net, but although he has agreed to see out the rest of the season, he won’t renew his contract for next term. “I am glad that Callejon signed on to finish the season, because he gave so much to this club and he couldn’t leave this way. He always works hard and the President (Aurelio De Laurentiis) took a step forward too, promising to pay the insurance until August.
MLB-NEWSDarvish says Astros should lose World Series titleUNDATED (AP) — Yu Darvish has chimed in on Houston’s sign-stealing scheme, just over two years after getting rocked by the Astros in the World Series.The Chicago Cubs pitcher says the Astros should be stripped of their 2017 championship, comparing them to an Olympian who loses a gold medal because of cheating. Darvish says he knows the Astros were stealing signs, but he acknowledged that he didn’t pitch his best during the 2017 Fall Classic.Darvish lasted only 1 1/3 innings in both of his 2017 World Series appearances while playing for the Dodgers. He was tagged for four runs and six hits in Game 3 and was the losing pitcher in Game 7 at Dodger Stadium. CHICAGO (AP) — Team Giannis holds a 92-83 lead over Team LeBron at halftime.Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) had 20 points by intermission, 14 coming while his team outscored LeBron James’ squad, 51-30 in the second quarter.Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard combined to score 25 and nail 7 of 10 3-pointers in the half. He needs two 3’s to tie Paul George’s All-Star record in 2016.Team LeBron matched an All-Star record for scoring while winning the first quarter, 53-41.The game MVP will be the first recipient of the Kobe Bryant Award. The league announced last week that it was renaming the All-Star game MVP after Bryant, who was among nine killed in a helicopter crash late last month. NASCAR’s season-opening race was postponed following a second rain delay, pushing the event into Monday. It’s the second time in 62 years and first time since 2012 that “The Great American Race” will finish on a Monday.Pole-sitter Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was the leader 20 laps into the race when the rain returned, sending drivers back to pit road.The first delay lasted 50 minutes and came moments after the presidential motorcade completed a ceremonial parade lap around the 2 1/2-mile track. The second stoppage was prompted by heavier rain, further soaking a racing surface that takes hours to dry.NBA-ALL-STAR GAMENBA All-Stars in action Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNASCAR-DAYTONA 500Daytona 500 postponed by rainDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It’s going to take another day to determine the winner of the Daytona 500. — Cardinals pitcher Miles Mikolas (MY’-koh-las) was scratched from his second bullpen session of the spring because of a flexor tendon issue. Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said the Cardinals hope to have a more concrete time frame for Mikolas return to the mound in a day or two.— Former All-Star shortstop Tony Fernández has died at age 57 after a long battle with kidney disease. Fernández made five All-Star teams during his 17 major league seasons and helped the Toronto Blue Jays win the 1993 World Series. He won four straight Gold Gloves with the Blue Jays in the 1980s and holds club records for career hits and games played.PGA-GENESIS INVITATIONALScott wins at RivieraLOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam Scott has another victory at Riviera, and this time it counts. — The Senators pulled out a 4-3 win over the Stars on Artem Anisimov’s (ah-NEE’-see-mahvz) goal at 3:48 of overtime. Jean-Gabriel Pageau (pa-ZHOH’), Brady Tkachuk (kah-CHUHK’) and Tyler Ennis also scored to back Craig Anderson’s 36 saves.— Mackenzie Blackwood turned back 52 saves in regulation and overtime before thwarting six shootout attempts to lead the Devils past the Blue Jackets, 4-3. Nikita Gusev and Jesper Bratt provided New Jersey’s shooting goals after Kyle Palmeiri collected a goal and an assist in the second period. The Jackets wasted a 2-0 lead but tied it on Kevin Stenlund’s goal while outshooting the Devils, 21-2 in the third period.— Jack Eichel (EYE’-kul) scored the go-ahead goal while the Sabres tallied three times in a 91-seconds span of the third period to beat the Maple Leafs, 5-2. Johan Larsson had a goal and assist in Buffalo’s third straight win. Carter Hutton stopped 20 shots to win his fourth straight and five of six starts.— Adam Henrique (hehn-REEK’) hit the 20-goal mark for the season by scoring twice in the Ducks’ 5-1 rout of the Canucks. Derek Grant provided a power-play goal and an assist as Anaheim handed Vancouver its fifth loss in seven games. Elias (eh-LEE’-uhs) Pettersson was the lone Canuck to beat John Gibson, who finished with 37 saves.NHL-NEWS Jennifer Hudson wore the Lakers’ deep purple as she performed a pregame tribute to Bryant and sang “For All We Know.” Players on James’ team wore Gianna’s No. 2 on their jerseys and players on Antetokounmpo’s team wore Kobe’s No. 24 on theirs. And all players wore a patch with nine stars, one for each victim of the crash.American rapper Common also paid homage to Bryant in his pregame tribute to Chicago, saying that “even in the darkest times, you’ll feel Kobe’s light.”T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULEAztecs stay unbeatenUNDATED (AP) — San Diego State remains the only unbeaten team in Division I men’s basketball following a resounding victory at Boise State. In Pittsburgh, Patric Hornqvist had two goals and an assist as the Penguins knocked off the Red Wings, 5-1. Sidney Crosby added a goal and an assist, giving him 19 points in 12 games since returning from core muscle surgery.Matt Murray stopped 27 shots for the Penguins, who won for the 11th time in 15 games to pull within one point of the Metropolitan-leading Capitals.Elsewhere on NHL ice:— Kyle Turris scored with 2:12 left to give the Predators a 2-1 win over the Blues. Craig Smith furnished the other goal for Nashville, his sixth in five games. Pekka Rinne (PEH’-kuh REE’-nay) made 38 saves in helping Nashville deal St. Louis its fourth straight loss and 10th in 12 games.— Josh Archibald’s second goal of the day gave the Oilers a 4-3 victory against the Hurricanes. NHL scoring leader Leon Draisaitl (DRY’-sy-tul) added a goal and two assists in Edmonton’s third win in four games. Draisaitl set up Archibald’s goal 3:57 into OT for his 95th point of the season. February 16, 2020 Meanwhile, commissioner Rob Manfred met with nearly half of the major leagues managers Sunday and told them to knock off any notion of get-even beanballs. Manfred’s visits come after Cody Bellinger, Kris Bryant, Trevor Bauer and Carlos Correa were among the All-Stars recently trading threats, accusations and barbs as spring training opened.Manfred said he would personally talk to the managers of the teams that train in Arizona on Tuesday.In other baseball news:— Brewers left-hander Brent Suter has avoided salary arbitration by accepting a two-year, $2.5 million deal. Suter returned from Tommy John surgery last September and went 4-0 with a 0.49 ERA in nine relief appearances, helping the Brewers earn an NL wild-card spot. Suter had mostly been a starter the previous two seasons with Milwaukee before having elbow surgery in July 2018. He is expected to be used out of the bullpen this year.— Pitcher Chad Bettis has signed a minor league contract with the Yankees, a deal that includes an invitation to big league spring training. The 30-year-old right-hander was 1-6 with one save and a 6.08 ERA in 39 games for Colorado last season. Malachi Flynn had 22 points and the Aztecs improved to 26-0 with a 72-55 trouncing of the Broncos. Yanni Wetzell had 14 points and seven rebounds for San Diego State, while Matt Mitchell delivered 11 points, seven boards and five steals.In other top-25 games Sunday:— Collin Gillespie scored a season-high 29 points and 15th-ranked Villanova finished 4-0 against Philadelphia’s Big 5 schools by trouncing Temple, 76-56. Jermaine Samuels added 13 points and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl had 10 in the Wildcat’s seventh straight win over the Owls.— Luka Garza dropped in 24 points and No. 21 Iowa closed on an 11-0 run to pull out a 58-55 victory at Minnesota. Golden Gophers center Daniel Oturu missed the front end of a one-and-one free-throw attempt with a chance to tie the game with 3.8 seconds left.NHL-SCHEDULE Islanders get blueline help with GreeneUNDATED (AP) — The New York Islanders have solidified their defense for the playoff push by acquiring Devils captain Andy Greene for blueline prospect David Quenneville (KWEHN-vihl) and a second-round pick in the 2021 draft.The Islanders have been searching for a quality defenseman since losing Adam Pelech (PEH’-lehk) to an Achilles tendon injury on Jan. 2. Greene also gives them a lefty-shooting defender on a team filled with right-handed defensemen.Also in the NHL:— The Ducks’ postponed game against the visiting Blues will be played March 11. The game began last Tuesday and was stopped when defenseman Jay Bouwmeester collapsed on the bench during the first period. The game will begin with a 1-1 score, as it was at the time of the postponement. It will follow a full 60-minute format. Bruins, Pens winUNDATED (AP) — The Boston Bruins have expanded their lead in the NHL’s Atlantic Division, while the Pittsburgh Penguins have inched two points closer to the Metropolitan Division lead.Charlie Coyle scored the Bruins’ second short-handed goal in as many days to give Boston a 2-0 lead in the second period of a 3-1 victory over the Rangers. Charlie McAvoy tallied late in the first period and Patrice Bergeron (pah-TREES’ BEHR’-zhuh-rahn) added an empty-netter to secure the Bruins’ eighth win in nine games.Jaroslav Halak (YAH’-rah-slahv hah-LAHK’) stopped 25 shots and blanked the Rangers until Mika Zibanejad (MEE’-kuh zih-BAN’-eh-jad) beat him midway through the third period.The win pushes the Bruins three points ahead of Tampa Bay for both the Atlantic Division and overall lead. Associated Press Update on the latest sports ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Seven-time major champion Inbee Park saw a seven shot lead shrink to two Sunday before winning the Women’s Australian Open by three strokes over Amy Olson.Park closed with a 1-over 74 for a 14 under total in her first LPGA title in almost two years. Park moved seven strokes ahead of the field early on the back nine, but she walked off the 16th green just two in front of Olson before claiming her 20th LPGA victory.PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS-CHUBB CLASSICParel wins in NaplesNAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Scott Parel closed with an 8-under 63 to overcome a three-stroke deficit and win the Chubb Classic by two shots. Scott survived a calamitous final round with just enough clutch putts to take the PGA’s Geneisis Invitational. He closed with a 1-under 70 for a two-stroke victory over Matt Kuchar, Scott Brown and Sung Kang.The victory comes 15 years after Scott won a playoff at Riviera that didn’t count as official because rain shortened the tournament to 36 holes. He earned every bit of this victory, his 14th on the PGA Tour and 29th worldwide.Nearly a dozen players had a chance to win. Five players had a share of the lead at some point.LPGA-WOMEN’S AUSTRALIAN OPENInbee Park wins Australian Open It’s Parel’s third career victory on the PGA Tour Champions surpassing $5 million for his career. It also moves him atop the Charles Schwab Cup standings for the first time in his career.Bob Estes shot 64 to end up second. Kevin Sutherland fired a 67 to finish in a third-place tie with Bernhard Langer, who closed with a 69.
Interestingly, oak trees can live up to 200 years or more, and mature trees have the capacity of absorbing more than 50 gallons of water in one day.In the year 2004, the oak was officially declared as the National Tree of the United States of America, symbolizing the country’s sheer strength.The oak tree is associated with several mythologies. Norse, Greek and Slavic myths present it as the sacred trees of the chief gods Thor, Zeus, and Perun respectively. The Bible also mentions an oak tree located in the city of Shechem, the place where Jacob had buried the foreign gods of the people.For the reasons aforementioned and more, any establishment with the oak tree as its emblem is bound to stand the test of time. Not many clubs formed over 100 years ago are still in existence and many have sunk into total oblivion not because they were shorn of the materials to propel the team, but because they lacked the courage and the durability that Accra Hearts of Oak easily possess.In 2000, Hearts claimed the treble after winning the Ghana FA Cup, the Ghana Premier League and the Caf Champions League. The season kicked off with the return of striker Ishmael Addo from trials in Europe and the signing of the brilliant Charles Asampong Taylor. It was in that very year that they inflicted a memorable 4-0 defeat on their archrivals Asante Kotoko on their way to winning the league with several matches to spare.With a motto as instructive as “Never say die until the bones are rotten”, it is evidently clear that the Phobians do not easily give up. Time and again, they have won games at the depth of full time when all hopes seem to have been lost. And that is the spirit that has kept this great team kicking for 102 years. Today marks another great milestone in the life of Ghana’s oldest team, arguably the best ever to grace Ghanaian club football. In 2001, the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS), a reputable organisation recognized by FIFA, ranked Hearts 83rd out of 100 clubs in the world. This was no fluke as the club won almost every trophy they competed for. In that same year, Hearts were rated 8th best club in the world by CNN/World Soccer Magazine.Throughout its history, the club has had the privilege of having very talented players don the famous rainbow jersey. Several others who are fortunate enough to have been associated with the club in one way or the other are recognised worldwide as genuine stars who can compete at any level of professional football.Hearts’ Emmanuel Chris Briandt was the first ever captain of the Black Stars, and when the senior national team won the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 1963, then Ghana skipper Edward Aggrey Fynn doubled as captain of Hearts. Stephen Appiah, leader of the Black Stars squads that qualified Ghana for its only two World Cup appearances in 2006 and 2010, was nurtured and brought to stardom by Hearts.There is the need for a united front so Hearts can relive the good old times. The memories from the past have been great, yet the future certainly looks brighter Other notable players produced are Charles Kumi Gyamfi, Offei Ansah, Yaw Amankwaa Mireku, Sammy Adjei, Adolf Armah, Mohammed Polo, Shamo Quaye, Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour, Bernard Dong-Bortey, Ablade Kumah (captain of the Black Meteors batch that won Africa’s 1st ever Olympic soccer bronze medal at Barcelona 1992 – and Ishmael Addo, Golden Boot winner at the Fifa U17 World Cup in New Zealand in 1999 and three-time Ghana Premier League goal king, achieving the latter feat in consecutive seasons.Hearts of Oak boast arguably the largest fan base in Ghana, one which probably stretches beyond the borders of the country. Football fanatics around the world who know anything about club soccer in Africa are likely conscious of the institution Hearts is and what it stands for. Undeniably, the successes of the club hinges on its massive following, especially the “Musical Chapter 0” arm which offers a unique brand of both the ‘kpanlogo and kolomashie” kinds of indigenous music which spurs the players on to give off their best.Over the years, the club has had the honour and privilege of being led by astute leaders, too, visionaries in soccer philosophies who have shown dedicated service to the cause and progress of the club.Among the most distinguished of these include the likes of Dr. Nyaho Tamakloe, late President JEA Mills, Harry Zakkour (‘Millennium Chairman’), Fawaz Zowk, Ernest Thompson, Tommy Okine/Nii Ayi Bonte II (Gbese Mantse), E.M Commodore Mensah, Frank Nelson Nwokolo, Ato Ahwoi, Togbe Afede (Agbogbomefia of the Asogli State), and current Managing Director Neil Armstrong-Mortagbe.On the 102nd anniversary of hard work and great achievements, it is indeed important to rally every tom, dick and harry round the oak tree draped in rainbow colours for a common good.There is the need for a united front so Hearts can relive the good old times. The memories from the past have been great, yet the future certainly looks brighter. Long Live the Oak Tree!Long live the Phobian Family!!Long Live Hearts of Oak!!!