Workers assembly plans for spring actions

first_imgBaltimore — The “We Deserve Better” Workers’ Assembly convened a very dynamic and enthusiastic regional workers speak-out on Feb. 22 in Baltimore to commemorate the third anniversary of the Wisconsin Capitol occupation and to set plans for actions in the spring.Youth activists from North Carolina’s Moral Monday struggle; Peoples Power Assem­bly representatives from New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia; and local civil rights, union, student and Occupy activists from Washington, D.C., and Maryland, including Baltimore’s communities, testified and deliberated on proposals.The participants consented on a number of key actions for this spring, including a “May 1st Rise Up Baltimore” protest and strike against low wages; an April 29th call for regional and national protests at the National Restaurant Association Convention in Washington, D.C., which will bring together bosses who have been some of the most vocal in opposing raising the minimum wage; a week of protests from March 7 to March 15 called “March for $15,” referring to the demand for a $15 minimum hourly wage; and support for a local March 13th march for UNITE HERE Baltimore/Washington International Airport food service workers.The assembly also took up a special statement and call for solidarity with low-wage workers and voted to make organizing to support SuperShuttle workers at BWIA a priority this spring. This includes holding a major Baltimore rally and fundraising dinner and supporting a bill in Annapolis, Md., which requires that contract workers be declared workers, allowing them to organize a union.The overwhelming theme of the assembly was support and solidarity with the new and dynamic low-wage workers’ struggle. Many of these workers participated in the assembly, including the co-chairing of the two sessions. Participants concluded that the fight for jobs and justice, and against austerity and attacks on the union movement, and the struggle against racism and for immigrant rights are very much connected to this fight.The assembly also voted to support the homeless; to take up the fight to defend the rights of jobless workers and the community in general, which is fighting to strike down employment and housing applications that use people’s conviction records to deny employment, and to oppose the Trans Pacific Partnership.Among the major highlights of the day were the testimonies of SuperShuttle drivers and representatives of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1994.Postal workers showed two special videos highlighting their fight for justice. There was loud applause when two younger activists spoke on the need to support immigrant rights and oppose racism and racist violence.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Father denies Courtois Real rumours

first_img Press Association Media speculation in Spain has strongly linked the Belgian goalkeeper, who is playing on loan at Atletico Madrid from Chelsea, with a move to the Bernabeu stadium. “This (rumour) is only an attempt to destabilise Atletico,” Thibaut’s father Thierry Courtois said to Belgian website La Derniere Heure. Thibaut Courtois’ father has denied reports that his son will join Real Madrid once his contract with Chelsea expires in 2016. center_img “But in any case, I don’t think Chelsea would let him leave in that way. “Thibaut is focusing on Atletico Madrid and the Champions League, that’s all.” The 21-year-old Courtois has played on loan at Atletico since signing for the Blues outfit from Genk in 2011. Atletico, who are second in La Liga, three points behind city rivals Real Madrid, take on AC Milan in the Champions League last-16 return leg at the Vicente Calderon stadium on Tuesday. last_img read more


first_imgThe man has been rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital by helicopter.UPDATED: A man washed overboard from a fishing vessel off the coast of Donegal this afternoon has been rescued and rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital.Donegal Daily can revealed the man is from the Dunfanaghy area.He was one of two men working on a lobster boat off Horn Head this afternoon when the accident occurred. Both men were wearing their lifejackets at the time.The men, who have worked together for many years, were on board their 33 ft halfdecker boat.One of the men was operating machinery when it is understood he was dragged into the sea.Mulroy Coastguard were the first on the scene and managed to pluck the man from the water. He was then winched by the Rescue 118 helicopter to Letterkenny General Hospital.Both the Arranmore Lifeboat and the Lough Swilly Lifeboat were also launched.The man’s condition is described as serious.UPDATED: MAN RESCUED FROM SEA AND RUSHED BY CHOPPER TO HOSPITAL was last modified: June 16th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:CAOSTGUARDdonegalDunfanaghyhospitalrescuelast_img read more

Chelsea have a chance to upset Liverpool – and the odds

first_imgChelsea have been impressive so far under Maurizio SarriChelsea are gearing up to host Premier League leaders Liverpool in a huge six-pointer at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. The Blues’ 100% start to the season came crashing down with a 0-0 draw away at West Ham on Sunday and they are now third in the table.Liverpool are still protecting a perfect record, two points clear of Chelsea, but Maurizio Sarri’s men now have a great opportunity to derail their title charge.Victory would spark serious confidence among the troops and lay down a statement of intent to all the Blues’ rivals, so there is a great deal at stake.Chelsea are the underdogs for this game according to the oddsmakers, its highly recommended to read a review if you’re looking to wager on the game.It must be more than a decade since the Blues were last rated as the outsiders in a home game against Liverpool. But it is a reflection of Liverpool’s aggressive and ambitious summer transfer window, in which they vastly outspent Chelsea to snap up the likes of Naby Keita, Fabinho and Alisson.The Reds finished ahead of Chelsea in the table last season and reached the Champions League final, and they have made a blistering start to the new campaign, so they are the shorter-priced favourites. Chelsea’s chanceBut this gives Chelsea a fantastic opportunity to make a mockery of any talk of a power shift in the Premier League.Liverpool have not won the league in 28 years, whereas Chelsea are Premier League heavyweights and regular title winners. In front of a passionate home crowd, they can really take Liverpool down a peg or two.The Reds will be surging with confidence after picking up away wins against Tottenham and Leicester in the past month. But Chelsea have also been excellent at home, beating Arsenal, Bournemouth and Cardiff.Eden Hazard has been outstanding for club and countryIf they can pick up three points in this game it would have massive ramifications for the title race even at this early stage. The Blues are certainly capable of picking up a result. The midfield battleN’Golo Kante, Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic form a magnificent triumvirate in midfield, and they could run rings around James Milner and co.Liverpool are yet to properly unleash Keita and Fabinho and Milner, Jordan Henderson and Giorginio Wijnaldum have seen the most playing time. Chelsea’s midfield looks vastly superior on paper in that contest. Defensive frailtiesThere are also still serious question marks over Liverpool’s defence. The arrivals of Alisson and Virgil Van Dijk have tightened it, but they are still vulnerable, and Hazard and Willian could have a field day against their full-backs.Chelsea are unlikely to keep a clean sheet against a rampant Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, but they could easily outscore Liverpool in this game.They need Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud to find their shooting boots, and they need to get Hazard on the ball as often as possible, but it is certainly a game Chelsea could win. Upsetting the oddsThey should thrive on the pressure to make a mockery of their status as underdogs. A couple of years ago the notion of Liverpool being favourites to win in the league at the Bridge would have been ridiculous. It is time to bring Jurgen Klopp’s upstarts back down to earth.The bookies rate Chelsea as the third favourites to win the title this season, with champions Man City still odds-on to defend their crown and Liverpool dropping all the time.But the Blues won the title in 2014/15 and 2016/17, defying the odds both times, and they have the quality to win the league again this season if they can turn it on against big teams like Liverpool.They look rejuvenated thus far under Sarri and it will be intriguing to see how they respond to the pressure of Saturday’s game. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoRome Hotels | Search AdsRome Hotels Might be Cheaper Than You ThinkRome Hotels | Search AdsUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndolast_img read more

Tigers get tossed from postseason

first_imgArcata’s season came to a close Friday night as the Tigers fell in the first round of the North Coast Section Division-V playoffs to visiting Cloverdale, 31-12 at the Redwood Bowl.“This season was about hard work and dedication,” Arcata head coach Jamal Jones said. “The foundation we built is bigger than football.”The No. 9 seeded Tigers (6-5) started slow on Friday night, hurting themselves with drive-ending penalties and allowing No. 8 Cloverdale’s (7-4) potent running game to find footing …last_img

NBA: US hoops leaders thrilled for Olympic 3-on-3 hoops

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ CLEVELAND, United States — Excitement abounds in basketball’s birthplace about the fast-paced 3-on-3 version of the game being added to the Olympic lineup Friday by the International Olympic Committee.With roots in Harlem’s legendary Rucker Park playground games and the Gus Macker series that has toured US cities for 30 years, 3-on-3 has reached a renaissance that includes an eight-team US pro league tipping off in two weeks and Olympic status starting at Tokyo in 2020.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire “We would like to commend the Olympics for making 3-on-3 basketball, the most played sport in the world, an official Olympic sport,” Big3 co-founders Ice Cube and Jeff Kwatinetz said in a statement.“This decision reconfirms our gut instinct that 3-on-3 basketball is what sports and entertainment fans want to see.”The Big3 tips off on June 25 at New York’s Barclays Center.World governing body FIBA had 3-on-3 in the 2010 Singapore Youth Olympic Games and in the 2014 edition of the event in Nanjing, China, the sport now becoming the first Youth Olympic discipline to be included in the Olympic program.“Three-on-3 has proven to be a global sport and one of the most popular spectator sports,” Tooley said. “USA Basketball hopes the addition of 3-on-3 to the Olympics will help grow participation in the sport worldwide.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “USA Basketball is excited that 3-on-3 basketball has been added to the 2020 Olympic Games,” USA Basketball chief executive Jim Tooley said, adding: “3-on-3 is a great way to develop the sport and expand it to parts of the world that might not otherwise be active in basketball.”While American teams of NBA and Women’s NBA stars have dominated the familiar 5-on-5 version of the game on the Olympic stage, 3-on-3 offers nations with less depth the chance to compete at a global level much as Rugby Sevens does in its realm.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It is a popular and growing sport,” Tooley said. It’s non-stop, fast-paced, high energy and an exciting version of the game.”The NBA has conducted 3-on-3 events around the world, including stops in Brazil, China, Philippines, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Italy, Germany and France. WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Today’s announcement by the IOC to include 3-on-3 basketball in the 2020 Olympics is great news and continues to signify the growing popularity of basketball around the world,” said NBA deputy commissioner and chief operating officer Mark Tatum.The Dew NBA 3X Tour, the first nationwide US elite 3-on-3 competition, is in its second year with events from May to October in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington and San Francisco.“The last few years, we have made a major push in 3-on-3 basketball with our nationwide Dew NBA 3X tour and several international 3-on-3 competitions and the Olympic stage will provide these elite athletes with the opportunity to further demonstrate their talents,” Tatum said.‘What fans want’Former NBA standouts Allen Iverson and Chauncey Billups are among players in the new Big3 league, where eight teams play a round-robin schedule of tournaments, four games each night in various cities with playoffs and a championship.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READcenter_img World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Gialon cards 66, leads Calatagan tilt by 3 shots Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Howrylak retired teacher attend 2015 State of the State address

first_imgState Rep. Martin Howrylak (left), R-Troy, was joined by Janet M. Watts, a retired Detroit Public Schools early elementary teacher and Troy resident, and Ray Watts for the 2015 State of the State address at the Capitol in Lansing. The governor outlined his plans for his second term during the State of the State speech.### Categories: Howrylak News,Howrylak Photos 20Jan Howrylak, retired teacher attend 2015 State of the State addresslast_img

Investment bank Morgan Stanley has issued a report

first_imgInvestment bank Morgan Stanley has issued a report on Ziggo that states the Dutch cabler is well positioned for strong growth. “Ziggo has three structural strengths: its asset and business model, its growth profile, and its ability to convert top-line growth into growing free cash flow and returns,” the bank stated.
Key growth opportunities for Ziggo lie in the areas of TV Everywhere initiatives, mobile data services and corporate customers, Morgan Stanley said. It forecasts that Ziggo’s revenues will increase 5.1% between 2011 and 2014. Within that total, revenues from TV services will increase 3.3%.last_img