Moorehead campaigns in Michigan

first_imgMonica Moorehead, Workers World Party’s candidate for president, spoke to a packed hall at the Detroit WWP headquarters on Sept. 10.Joe Mchahwar began the discussion by explaining how the war in Syria is the epicenter of today’s global class conflict. He reminded us that as imperialist world powers, led by the U.S., seek to overthrow the Assad government and dominate Syria, we must uphold the Syrian people’s right to self-determination without intervention from foreign governments holding only capitalist interests.Abayomi Azikiwe honored the 45-year anniversary of the Attica prison uprising, recapping the past 60 years of African-American successes and struggles against the racist and sexist global capitalist system. He explained the significance of the 1971 murder in San Quentin Prison of Black Panther Field Marshal George Jackson and presented examples of Jackson’s insightful writings.Moorehead concluded the discussion, explaining that whether Trump or Clinton wins in the November election, it will not be a win for the working class. A Trump or Clinton victory won’t make much of a difference because the ruling capitalist class and police state will continue functioning as they always have been. As long as the racist and sexist capitalist system is still at play, people of color, women and the LGBTQ community will remain oppressed and marginalized. She reminded us that the only way to dismantle the oppressive system is by awakening others to their own class consciousness and the power of solidarity with all oppressed peoples.The day before, Moorehead and a group of Michigan supporters went to Lansing, the state capital, and submitted paperwork for Moorehead and her running mate, Lamont Lilly, to be official write-in candidates in Michigan. The application included a list of electors representing every congressional district in the state.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Secretary Perdue in Indy Monday

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Secretary Perdue in Indy Monday Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will be in Indianapolis Monday. He will first speak at the National Grain and Feed Association Country Elevator Conference before visiting WorkOne Indy.The job training site stop comes on the heels of Secretary Perdue announcing earlier this week that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will help move more able-bodied recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) towards self-sufficiency and into employment. The rule restores the system to what Congress intended: assistance through difficult times, not a way of life.Perdue will round out his day in Indy participating in a conservation roundtable discussion with Indiana State Dept. of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler.Coverage from Secretary Perdue’s visit can be found later this week on your local HAT station and here at hoosieragtoday.com. SHARE Secretary Perdue in Indy Monday By Eric Pfeiffer – Dec 8, 2019 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleImpeachment Trumps all the Clamoring for USMCANext articleA Decade of Low Prices and Profitability? Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

TCU observes National Child Abuse Prevention Month

first_imgSam Brutonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-bruton/ Sam Brutonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-bruton/ Facebook ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Sam Brutonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-bruton/ Sam is a sophomore Journalism major and Graphic Design minor from Celina, Texas. She has a passion for photography and her cat, Albus. Find her on Twitter and Instagram as @sbbrut! + posts Sam Bruton printIn honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, TCU is participating in the Pinwheel Project, a national campaign to raise awareness and education about child abuse prevention.TCU partnered with Alliance For Children, a non-profit child advocacy center for protecting children from abuse, to bring the project to life.“Because one aspect of Alliance For Children’s focus is education, partnering with TCU’s College of Education, Department of Social Work and Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development is a win-win for all involved,” said Michelle Bauml, an associate professor in the College of Education and co-chair of the TCU Pinwheel Project committee.Student volunteers place blue pinwheels, the accepted national symbol of child abuse prevention, at the Founder’s Statue each year. Earlier this month, 5,162 pinwheels were placed there to represent each confirmed case of child abuse in Tarrant County for 2016.These cases are confirmed by the Child Protective Services, said Shellie McMillon, director of community engagement for Alliance For Children. She also said in some situations, Child Protective Services does not believe abuse has occurred or is unable to confirm abuse through their investigations.“The number of reported cases is much higher than this,” said McMillon. “Many cases go unreported altogether.”Hunter Fischer, a junior social work major, was the student representative on the TCU Pinwheel Project committee. She said it’s important for TCU to host the Pinwheel Project because students may not be very aware of child abuse.McMillon said TCU has been a strong partner of Alliance For Children for many years.“The earlier in life people can learn information regarding child abuse prevention, the better,” she said. Sam Brutonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-bruton/ Virtual Tour: Fort Worth murals and where to find them History professor explores the people behind the fight for civil rights in Texas ReddIt Meet Diane Snow, new dean of the John V. Roach Honors College CACTCreate bar charts Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Facebook Twitter Linkedin Previous articleReality Frog (Ep. 6 – Bachelor Drama, James Taylor and more)Next articleSGA elections: A guide to candidate platforms Sam Bruton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter Five Graphic Design seniors to unveil three plus years worth of workslast_img read more

OPD seeks assistance locating lost vial of harmful chemical

first_img Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Fatal Plus photo The Odessa Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a vial containing a harmful chemical that was lost in Odessa on Thursday.An Odessa release states that an animal control officer was performing some of his required duties at the Odessa Animal Shelter when a vial of a chemical called Fatal-Plus was displaced. The release states it’s possible the officer left the vial on a vehicle and mistakenly drove away without properly securing the vial.Odessa police could not find the vial after an extensive search, and is asking for the community’s help in locating the item so that it can be disposed of properly. If the vial is located, Odessa police said community members should not handle the vial and notify the Odessa Police Department immediately by calling 432-333-3641. Previous articleMidland County fugitive charged with assaulting OPD officerNext articleAVID celebrations set this coming week admin Facebook WhatsApp By admin – April 20, 2018 Local NewsCrime Facebook OPD seeks assistance locating lost vial of harmful chemical Pinterest Pinterestlast_img read more

California’s Last Legislative Session Left Housing Advocates Disappointed

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Market Studies, News 2021-02-24 Christina Hughes Babb Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Home / Daily Dose / California’s Last Legislative Session Left Housing Advocates Disappointed Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago In The Golden State, the February 19 deadline for introducing new bills for this year’s legislative session is history, so housing advocates have a clearer picture of which issues will take center stage in 2021.Berkley’s Terner Center for Housing Innovation Policy Director David Garcia says that, “in the shadow of a raging pandemic and prolonged housing crisis, the 2020 session ended mostly in disappointment as nearly every significant housing-related bill failed to reach the governor’s desk.””While legislators did pass a critical last-minute bill to stave off a wave of evictions,” he said, “other efforts to expand where and what housing can be built largely fell short.”This letdown, according to Garcia, is a product of a session shortened by pandemic-related “idiosyncracies” as well the continued difficulty of passing major housing proposals without broad consensus from the diverse set of stakeholders engaged in the policy process.That said, the lawmakers statewide agreed that housing will remain a core issue for the California legislature, as many of last session’s ideas have already been reintroduced in the first year of the 2021-22 legislative session, along with a slew of new proposals, Garcia reports.More than a year ago, Garcia told Bloomberg news that policy must support the creation of more homes. “Broadly speaking, there is no solution to the California housing crisis without the construction of millions of new houses,” he said.”Bad government”—from outdated zoning laws to old tax provisions benefitting long-time homeowners at the expense of everyone else “has created a severe shortage of houses,” noted Bloomberg’s Noah Buhayar and Christopher Cannon.  The authors hold that while California’s problems were echoing nationwide, the situation in the Golden State was just more “extreme.”Garcia has taken a look at proposals and summarized how this year could be different.Lawmakers spent the beginning of this year’s session passing much-needed relief to those suffering as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, he says, including eviction moratorium extensions and rental relief aid (landlords who receive such aid in California, in return, must agree to forgive the balance of arrears).Federal actions have helped Califonia, Garcia says, but much more is required.”While federal efforts to stabilize the housing market through new rounds of emergency rental assistance relief will ultimately help, California’s share so far represents only a fraction of what is required to adequately address this challenge,” he said. “Encouragingly, President Biden has called for an additional $25 billion in rental assistance in early 2021, though this new aid, if it passes, would likely be months from distribution.”Califonia’s “Building Opportunities for All” housing package comprises a number of bills that were unable to advance in 2020, including legislation that would allow for ministerial lot splits on single family parcels (SB 9), require cities to allow residential development on commercially zoned property (SB 6), create a streamlining tool for cities to rezone certain areas to allow up to ten units per parcel (SB 10), and expand an existing tool to expedite the CEQA process for larger projects (SB 7).Garcia points out that, coupled with proposed legislation, Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2021-22 budget new spending and policy priorities would affect California’s housing situation. The budget includes $500 million to support the creation of affordable housing through the state’s Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program.The Governor also proposed the creation of a new enforcement unit at the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), which would be responsible for monitoring local governments’ compliance with state housing laws.Garcia, in his summary that can be read in full on ternercenter.berkeley.edu, additionally discusses proposed policy aimed at curbing development fees, creating new ADU financing tools, requiring cities to establish rental registries, and more. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: Roughly 2.1 Million Homeowners Remain 90+ Days Overdue Next: Fed Chair: Developments Point to Improved Economic Outlook Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. 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Issue of SI penalty point system on fishermen raised in Dail

first_imgThe Dail has been told that if a Statutory Instrument implementing a penalty points system on fishermen is not set aside and replaced by the government, then Sinn Fein will move a motion to have it annulled.Donegal Deputy Padraig MacLochainn raised the issue with Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue last night, telling him that the provisions had been rejected as unjust by the Supreme Court, and were also rejected two years ago by Fianna Fail, the minister’s own party.Deputy MacLochlainn urged him to listen very carefully when he meets with fishermen’s representative organisations next weekResponding, Minister McConalogue said the SI had to be signed, as Ireland was the only EU country not to have a penalty points system in place, and fines were being imposed.On the issue of the Supreme Court’s ruling, he said specific issues raised by the court had been addressed this time around:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/dailfull.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleGovernment’s new Brexit readiness action plan to be published laterNext articleDerry City lift Knockalla Cup with win over Rovers News Highland WhatsApp Issue of SI penalty point system on fishermen raised in Dail Twitter Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img Pinterest Facebook Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter By News Highland – September 9, 2020 WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more

Ocean City’s Third Street Drainage Project to Begin

first_imgBy Maddy VitaleResidents on Third Street attended a meeting at Ocean City Tabernacle Saturday morning to hear plans for a drainage project that city officials hope will alleviate flooding problems plaguing the neighborhood for years. On Jan. 10, residents on 10 lots affected by flooding, received a letter about improvements to be done on Third Street between Bay and West avenues. City officials said the project, which is expected to be completed by January 2019, would include elevation of the roadway, the curbing and sidewalks and even homeowners’ yards, all at the city’s expense, except for additional upgrades residents choose to do. Craig Wenger, the city’s consultant, an engineer from Michael Baker International, Mayor Jay Gillian, Councilmen Michael DeVlieger, Antwan McClellan and Peter Madden, Mayor’s Aide Vince Beckier and Ocean City spokesman Doug Bergen, listened to residents’ concerns about flooding and their questions about the project. “This is a project that should improve the quality of life for the people in the affected area,” DeVlieger said after the meeting. “It was good to see the individual homeowners get a chance to talk with the City’s project team to see how their properties will be impacted.”From left; Mayor’s Aide Vince Beckier and consultant Craig Wenger go over plans for improvements to Third Street.Gillian is hopeful the project will be successful. He said City Solicitor Dorothy McCrosson is sending out letters late next week to homeowners for them to approve the easement to give permission to the city to do the work on their property.Throughout the project, Bergen will be giving weekly or bi-weekly updates on the progress on the city’s website. The mayor said other city officials would also be closely involved with the project. “One of the biggest reasons we brought Vince in is he is your city guy – whatever you need, he will always be around,” Gillian said, referring to his aide, Vince Bekier. “Vince will come right down. He is well-versed and can give you the right answer and put you at ease.”During the public portion of the meeting, residents asked about the timeframe for the project and some of the details.“So, will this work?” asked Gerard Maydwell, who owns a condominium on Third Street with his wife Jackie.“We are lifting,” Beckier said of the elevations to the roadway and walkways. “Nothing works better than lifting.”Gerard and Jackie Maydwell live full time in Montgomery County, Pa. They love visiting Ocean City so much, they decided to use their savings to purchase a vacation home here three years ago. They opted for a large condo, one perfect to entertain their two children and three grandchildren and to rent out for the summers to enjoy some extra income.But they had no idea their dream vacation home was in a flood-prone area. A photo taken by Third Street resident Jackie McLeer shows how the flooded streets in front of her house became an icy river during the January blizzard.“The realtor told us when we asked if it floods, that it only does when there is a bad storm,” Gerard Maydwell said. “We figured it would flood only with a real downpour, but even when it doesn’t rain, it floods there. I have lakefront property. The Titanic would have sunk here, too.”After the meeting, Jackie Maydwell got teary-eyed and said, “I’m sorry. We just spent our savings for this home. We are hoping this work helps.”Had they known they were looking at property that floods, things might have been different, the Maydwells agreed.“If the city had a sign that warned of a flood zone, we probably wouldn’t have bought here,” Jackie Maydwell said.The first time it flooded, the Maydwells’ grandkids remarked that they didn’t know how they were going to get out of there.But despite all of that, the couple said they love Ocean City and that it is “their happy place.”“We really want this to work,” Gerard Maydwell said of the project. “We want to come down here to enjoy vacations.”Third Street resident Mary Crane asked if the homeowners will be responsible for any of the costs.Wenger reiterated that there is no cost to the homeowner, unless he or she wants to make other changes to their property beyond the scope of the project.“If you want to do something, now is a good time to do so,” he noted.A map of the Third Street drainage project.Beckier assured the residents that the water will drain properly away from their properties and out into the street.Crane has lived in her home or 25 years. Her sister, Jackie McLeer, moved in six years ago. They know how bad the flooding is there, where mini-icebergs have floated down the street, especially in the monster snowstorm on Jan. 4.The sisters go to Florida to visit family several times a year. They told officials they are anxious for the project to begin and said they want to be notified if something is being done or they are needed for input about their property, if they are away.Beckier said they would be notified.“We are excited. We will do whatever we need to do. The city has been good about it,” McLeer said.Crane expressed concern about a house that she said was abandoned, next to them.“Technically, it is not abandoned,” Beckier said. “They are still paying the taxes on it.”While Beckier and other city officials said they couldn’t imagine why someone would not approve the city going ahead with the project, any concerns such as that should be put in writing and the mayor and Bergen will address the issues and consult with the solicitor.“Write letters to us, to me, to Doug. We will give them to the solicitor. We have avenues to do things, but we need support,” Gillian said of the need for the public’s approval to ensure the project gets done.“There is no down side. There is no cost, and you are getting a lift off the street,” Beckier remarked. “I don’t see why someone would say they don’t need their property raised.”From left; Sisters Mary Crane and Jackie McLeer are anxious for the project to begin to fix the drainage problems on Third Street. Gerard and Jackie Maydwell review plans to improve drainage on Third Street in Ocean City during a meeting Saturday at Ocean City Tabernacle.last_img read more

Trick-or-Treating Postponed Until Friday

first_imgTrick-or-treaters can enjoy Halloween – but on the following day – Nov. 1. Due to the rainy weather forecast, traditional trick-or-treating hours for Ocean City will be postponed from Halloween night. The new hours will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday. To help families better enjoy this annual event, here are a few safety tips that can be followed:• Wear reflective clothing• Stay in large groups• Young children should be accompanied by an adult• Obey the pedestrian safety laws – It is dark and vehicle drivers may not see you• Carry a flashlight• Costumes should not restrict visibility• Do not open any candy until you get home and your parents inspect the items• Report any suspicious person or activity to the police immediatelyThe Ocean City Police Department asks that everyone cooperate with making this a safe and enjoyable Halloween.last_img read more

Small shops news

first_imgThe All Party Small Shops Group has attacked “hilariously uninformed” press leaks about its report on the future of the High Street in 2015. The Group is preparing to release the report within the next three weeks. Speculation about the report, suggesting that a draft copy claims supermarkets will kill off corner shops by 2015 and that food wholesalers are under threat, appeared in newspapers including the Sunday Times on January 1. Yet “not one page” of the report, expected to run to between 60 and 70 pages, has been finalised, a spokesman for the group told British Baker.last_img read more

United we stand

first_imgIn the news last week came reports that the government will be reintroducing home economics. Fifteen years ago they didn’t want to know and now all the teachers have dropped out. It’s like shooting an athlete in the foot before they begin a race.In our own industry the Doomsday clock stands at three minutes to midnight. It is important you all know that colleges have not had a free hand with the direction it has taken. Our industry lead body tells us what we can teach and the government tells us how much money they will give us to do it with. Every year there has been some form of cut in funding to contend with. And I suspect the colleges will have difficulties with the new skills framework.The Anglo/Welsh training scheme had experts, some industry backing and co-operation from some colleges, but was not economically viable.There is a dearth of skilled bakery educated staff. My view is that we should have a bakery skills centre, locate it central to the country, near the motorway and have it governed by reps from all the industry sectors. The centre would set its own standards, have funding via a tax on a raw material, such as flour, and use colleges and training providers (working together) to fill the widening skills gap.BB has provided a forum so you can make your views known and the Association of Bakery Students & Trainees has worked out a formula for a National Skills Aca-demy for Bakery (BB, 25 January, pg 16). Let’s unite behind this model and provide a new, united bakery training provision. === Skilled workers are in short supply ===There is a massive shortfall in the level of skills in bakery, with many employees being functionally illiterate and over 50% falling below Level 2 qualifications (five good GCSE passes). If the industry is rise to the consumer demand for better and more innovative products at a competitive price, this area needs to be challenged.The primary focus may be apprentices. Last year, there were 96 bakery apprentices from a workforce population of 96,000. Improve, the skills sector council says the apprenticeship route has been reviewed and the new pathways are intended to enable candidates to develop into skilled craftspeople, managers, supervisors, machine operatives etc. This route aims to allow the sector to develop its own talent and deliver the people in the right place with the right skills at the right time.last_img read more