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Ban deplores attack on UN helicopter in DR Congo

27 November 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the shooting attack on a United Nations helicopter on Thursday in Dongo in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that left three peacekeepers, a civilian pilot and one member of the Congolese national police wounded. Personnel with the UN Mission in DRC, known as MONUC, have been tasked with assisting the Government to protect civilians affected by the violent clashes in the village of Dongo in Equateur province that have displaced tens of thousands of civilians, and left scores of villagers and policemen dead since late October. “The Secretary-General calls on the Government of the DRC to ensure that the perpetrators of the attack against MONUC are held accountable,” his spokesperson said in a statement.Mr. Ban also encouraged the Government to take steps to peacefully resolve the issues underlying these clashes, and pledged MONUC’s assistance in this regard. The fighting, thought to be over disputes based on farming and fishing rights in Dongo, have not only displaced an estimated 14,000 people inside DRC, but have also sent over 38,000 people fleeing into neighbouring Republic of Congo. read more

Toys R Us ends Canadian stores auction with Fairfax as only bidder

TORONTO — Toys “R” Us’s Canadian operations have found a safety net months after the retailer’s demise in the U.S. and overseas.Documents filed in a Richmond, Va. bankruptcy court on Monday revealed the retailer will be cancelling an auction for its 82 Canadian stores and seeking approval on Tuesday to sell them to Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., which is involved in property and casualty insurance and reinsurance and investment management.The auction was triggered by a recent $300-million stalking horse offer Fairfax made that allowed others to make competing bids for the Canadian operations until Monday at 10 a.m. EST, but court filings showed no bidders other than Fairfax registered an offer.Fairfax agrees $300 million deal to keep Toys ‘R’ Us Canada openToy company bids $890 million for Toys ‘R’ Us stores in Canada and the United StatesToys ‘R’ Us is a shell of its old self. How it got this way is a lesson for retailFairfax’s successful bid signals an end to the uncertainty that has followed the beleaguered company’s Canadian arm since September, when it filed for creditor protection and its U.S. division sought bankruptcy protection. The moves, said to be the product of heavy debt and the rising popularity of e-commerce and electronic-based toys, prompted disappointment from toy lovers and investors alike.Among the most upset by the company’s demise was Isaac Larian, the executive behind California-based, Little Tikes- and L.O.L Surprise!-maker MGA Entertainment Inc.He and investors he refused to identify made a bid for the retailer’s Canadian operations, which are run separate from its U.S. dealings, outside of the now-cancelled auction in March, calling Toys “R” Us’s Canadian arm a “good business.”“They run it efficiently, and have good leadership,” he said. “At the right price, it makes economical sense.”When rumours suggesting Larian’s bid had been rejected started circulating last week, he at first said it was “disappointing,” but as more details about Fairfax’s bid emerged, he appeared to have taken on a new outlook.“As long as Toys “R” Us and jobs are saved, I’m happy. That’s what #SaveToysRUs was and is about,” Larian said in a statement.“In regards to Toys “R” Us USA, the fight to save it is just beginning.”For Larian, that fight has largely centred on a crowdfunding campaign he launched on Mar. 21 in hopes of raising $1 billion to salvage the business’ 70-year-old U.S. operations.He chipped in $200 million himself, but as of Monday at noon, had only raised an additional $62,000 from 2,043 toy lovers. The donors were being enticed to give with promises of #SaveToysRUs bumper stickers, special edition toys, invites to a reopening block party and opportunities to tour the oldest toy factory currently operating in the U.S. depending on the amount they give.Larian also vowed to give 10 per cent of proceeds from Little Tikes purchases made between the campaign’s launch and its May 28 end date to the plot.When the campaign launched, Toys “R” Us’s bankruptcy documents showed Larian was facing plenty of competition. There were 20 interested parties vying for the U.S. business, which includes 740 stores.Fairfax has not said whether it will vie for the U.S. operations, but the business, owned by billionaire Prem Watsa, has been on a recent spending spree.In February, it acquired part of infrastructure services company Carillion Canada, which filed for bankruptcy protection in January, and in November, it increased its stake in Torstar media company, which holds an investment in The Canadian Press as part of a joint agreement with a subsidiary of the Globe and Mail and the parent company of Montreal’s La Presse. read more

Doubles success playing key role for Ohio State mens tennis

Senior Kevin Metka prepares to hit the ball during a match against Purdue on April 12 at the Varsity Tennis Courts. OSU won, 4-0. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo EditorOhio State men’s tennis has hit its stride with five wins in its past five matches.Now with that hot streak on the line, the No. 11 Buckeyes have just two matches remaining on their regular-season slate.The Buckeyes suffered their most recent loss at Illinois on March 29. Redshirt-sophomore Ralf Steinbach said OSU is looking forward to finishing the season strongly with a trip to Iowa on Friday followed by Nebraska on Sunday.“Since we lost the game to Illinois that was kind of like a downer for us … So after that game we said we have to come back out (and) finish strong,” Steinbach said.OSU sits at second in the Big Ten with an 8-1 conference record. This year’s Big Ten tournament is set to be held in Urbana, Ill.The Buckeyes could be looking at a rematch against the Fighting Illini on their rivals’ home court once again, but they have to focus on the regular season before shifting attention to the postseason, coach Ty Tucker said.“It’s important definitely to finish out this season and get ready for the postseason, but we need to be ready for a tough Iowa team and a good Nebraska team,” Tucker said.Throughout the season, the Buckeyes have relied heavily on getting the doubles point in many matches. OSU boasts two ranked pairings with No. 4 redshirt-senior Kevin Metka and Steinbach and the duo of redshirt-senior Hunter Callahan and redshirt-junior Chris Diaz ranked at No. 80.Tucker said OSU’s focus on winning in doubles won’t go away just yet.“Very important to get the doubles point, it all starts in doubles,” he said. “Focus a good amount of practice (on doubles), especially the two days leading up to the match.”Steinbach said the whole team understands how important doubles play is.“That’s what we talk about a lot before every match,” he said. “We need the doubles point. We are all good doubles players and the coaches always rely on us.”The Buckeyes will try to wrap up the season with two more wins this weekend before postseason play. Friday’s match against Iowa is slated to start at 7 p.m. and the match against Nebraska is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday. read more

MVM FINAL 4 Who will fight for the trophy

← Previous Story Veszprem’s Iman Jamali to miss Final Four in Cologne! Next Story → Piotr Wyszomirski to Pick Szeged! PapP Laszlo Sport Arena keep the secret about the new Women’s EHF Champions League winner, but also historical fact about the best team of the first MVM EHF F4. Four teams will fight for the trophy, among them two last Champions, Gyor and ZRK Buducnost, one strong team full of worldwide stars as ZRK Vardar and power from the North – FC Midtjylland.Here ar the schedule for Saturday:Semi-final 1: Györi Audi ETO KC vs FC Midtjylland – throw off at 15.00 Semi-final 2: WHC Vardar SCBT vs Buducnost – throw off  at 17.30   Sunday 4 May 2014   3rd/4th Placement match – throw off at 14.30 Women’s EHF Champions League Final – throw off at 17.00 (all times local) Should Nora Mork finish handball career? YES NOView Results Budapest  Loading … read more

Adams thinks Kenny should leave government not be discussing future coalitions

first_imgGerry Adams in Castlebar this evening. Source: Orla Ryan/TheJournal.ieWHEN ASKED ABOUT the possibility of a Sinn Féin Fine Gael coalition, Gerry Adams laughed and said it was “most unlikely”.Earlier today Taoiseach Enda Kenny refused to rule out such a union after the 2016 General Election.Speaking in the same building in Castlebar – the count centre for the Midlands North West constituency – just a few hours apart, the pair seemed to have different views on any possible alliance.On the contrary, Adams said that the election results indicated it was time for Fine Gael to leave government.“Enda, It’s time to go. You were elected on an entirely different mandate from the one that you and the Labour party have implemented. I think it would be a most unlikely alliance. His is a party of conservatism, of austerity. Sinn Féin do want to be in government, of course we do … but we need a mandate in the first instance and then we need to negotiate a programme for government.“It’s a decision our Árd Fhéis would make if we came to that point but I can’t see any real common ground between us and the Fine Gael leadership on any issue, except maybe Mayo for the All Ireland.”“Hungry for change”Referencing recent comments made by the party’s finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty, Adams noted: “We’re hungry for change but we’re not hungry for government. We need the terms right. We’re not going to leave our principles at the door just to go into government … it’s obvious that’s what Labour did.”“Fine Gael are a conservative party but they made a lot of promises as well that they didn’t keep and they can’t excuse it. That’s what I found on the doors, what people were offended by was the way they were taken for granted.As Pat Rabbitte said famously: ‘That’s the sort of thing you say during an eleciton campaign.’ I think people were very offended by that.Adams said it was wrong to dismiss the gains of his party and independent candidates as “a protest vote” or a “scolding or a rap on the knuckles” for the government.“This is no such thing. it is deeply rooted. It is a seismic shift in the political landscape here. It’s been dominated in this state by the two big parties – Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael, and occasionally Labour being appended to that, but now Sinn Féin’s here and Sinn Féín’s here to stay.”Peace process and the Adams arrestAdams said the party remains focused on the peace process, adding that he will be meeting with senior politicians in Washington this week about “the need to get the proposals by Richard Haass and Meghan O’Sullivan into advancement as quickly as possible”.“One of the good things that came out of my arrest was that the governments were forced to acknowledge that there were difficulties in the peace process. Now that they’ve acknowledged it, we’re looking to the Taoiseach, we’re looking to the British prime minister to do something about it.”Adams said his party’s success this weekend was the result of “a lot of very, very hard work by a lot of good people”.Euros 2014He said he was confident about the chances of Lynn Boylan, (Dublin) Liadh Ní Riada (South) and Matt Carthy (Midlands North West) all secuting European Parliament seats.Carthy said that exit polls and tallies were indicating “conflicting” outcomes but said he was ”fairly relaxed”.He noted that it was a “massive weekend” for the party, but added: “We can’t take anything for granted.”Enda Kenny refuses to rule out coalition with Sinn Féin or Fianna Fáil>Gerry Adams: We didn’t have enough candidates to capitalise on Sinn Féin’s popularity>Check out our Elections 2014 LiveBlog, keeping you updated>last_img read more

iPad Newspaper The Daily Set To Launch For 1 A Week

first_imgeReaders and tablets have turned the book publishing industry on its head, and now they may be doing the same thing for newspapers. At least, if News Corp’s Rupert Murdoch has anything to say about it.Murdoch’s long coming, oft-delayed iPad exclusive newspaper The Daily finally has a release window and a price. The daily paper will cost a surprisingly low $0.99 a week, and should be available to download soon.AdChoices广告“It should be launching in the next two weeks, I hope,” News Corp executive James Murdoch said at a press conference. The digital paper was originally supposed to launch on January 19, but you can keep your eyes on the official site to stay up to date.Via Yahoo Newslast_img read more

The Volkswagen Coachbuilt Beetle Class at Amelia Island demonstrates spicy variety

first_img The classic Volkswagen Beetle is a sensational blank canvas 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Classic Cars Convertibles Concept Cars Performance Cars Coupes Car Culture Volkswagen Tags Post a comment “This is lovely. That is crazy,” says Jennifer McLeod, a second-year volunteer at the 2019 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. As she walks down the row of entrants that make up the concours’ Volkswagen Coachbuilt Beetle Class, her “lovely” comment is directed at the 1965 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Type 1 Concept Car. This one-of-a-kind showstopper, designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and owned by Volkswagen of America, not only ranks among the best-looking cars ever to wear a VW badge, it’s one of the most fetching car designs I’ve ever seen. Her “crazy” quip is aimed at what sits next to the Karmann Ghia: the 1969 Volkswagen Wedding Beetle. Also part of the VW Collection, the see-through, wrought-iron-bodied Bug is a curious abomination compared with its next-door neighbor. In fact, it looks like something an unhinged hoarder would somehow build from stacks of wrought-iron patio furniture sitting in his backyard. 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Share your voice More From Roadshow McLeod’s reaction speaks volumes about the original Volkswagen Beetle’s versatility. Here are two cars, and although they’re built on the same chassis (albeit lengthened a little for the Karmann Ghia), they couldn’t be any more different. Also, when you consider that Volkswagen’s Type 2 Bus was also derived from the Beetle platform, you get an even grander picture of how versatile that chassis was. Today, more than 80 years after the first Beetle was built, Volkswagen is introducing its modular electric drive matrix (MEB) platform; another versatile architecture that can spawn anything from the beyond-lovable I.D. Buggy show car all the way to the endearing I.D. Buzz Cargo van. Now, let’s have a look at some of the featured coachbuilt Beetles showcasing the bandwidth of the iconic Bug platform at this year’s 24th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. Enlarge ImageChalk this up to one of the greatest car designs that never made it to production. Manuel Carrillo III/Roadshow 1965 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Type 1 Concept Car After being in production for 10 years, the Beetle-based Karmann Ghia was ripe for a redesign. Giorgetto Giugiaro, who at the time was working for Carrozzeria Ghia, was the designer behind this concept’s incredibly modern lines. Despite being a convertible, this car still uses window frames, which would have kept costs down if this second-gen Karmann Ghia had made it to production. Unfortunately, it didn’t, making this car one of a kind. If Volkswagen ever does resurrect the Karmann Ghia, it should look to this design for primary inspiration. Among all the vehicles showcased in the Coachbuilt Beetle Class, this car is my favorite by a country mile. 1969 Volkswagen Wedding BeetleEnlarge ImageIt’s perhaps the most fun I’ve ever had driving a painfully slow car. Manuel Carrillo III/Roadshow 1969 Volkswagen Wedding Beetle I was lucky enough to drive this car not long after it was displayed at the Ritz-Carlton’s Golf Club of Amelia Island. What a riot! It’s like a Meyers Manx and distasteful patio furniture had a love child. It’s perfect, and I am totally going to ask Volkswagen if I can borrow it for my wedding … whenever that happens. Only six of these were hand-built in Mexico, and each one came with a bespoke wrought-iron pattern. Out back lies a 1.5-liter, flat-four engine, good for a whopping 53 horsepower. That’s 13 more horsepower than the 1964 Volkswagen Beetle I drove just an hour before taking the controls of this car, but because of its heavy wrought-iron bodywork, this Bug feels just as slow. Of course, with no windshield, you wouldn’t really want to do more than 25 miles per hour, anyway. 1953 Volkswagen Rometsch TaxiEnlarge ImageIt’s 7 inches longer than a regular Beetle, but thanks to masterful coachwork, it retains the iconic roofline. Manuel Carrillo III/Roadshow 1953 Volkswagen Rometsch Taxi The Beetle-based Rometsch Taxi was the product of a much more frugal German economic climate post-World War II. In Karosserie Rometsch’s early days, the company was known for building opulent taxis derived from the chassis of various German automakers. After World War II, an economical taxi such as this was much more appropriate for a nation in recovery. Despite its frugality, there’s a wealth of cleverness in the Rometsch Taxi’s design. Designer Johannes Beeskow was able to keep the roofline undistorted, despite the car being more than 7 inches longer than the donor vehicle. That extra length, of course, means there’s more room for back-seat passengers who enter through the rear suicide doors. This taxi transformation required a brief four to six weeks to complete, adding just 55 pounds in the process. Throughout the Rometsch Taxi’s two-year production run, it’s estimated that merely dozens were built. Six units remain in 2019, two of which are located in the US. 1954 Volkswagen Rometsch Beeskow CoupeEnlarge ImageThis well-preserved machine kind of looks like a more elegant Saab 92, doesn’t it? Manuel Carrillo III/Roadshow 1954 Volkswagen Rometsch Beeskow Coupe Prior to 2017, it was believed that just five Rometsch Beeskow Coupes were left in existence. Two years ago, that total was increased to six, when this sophisticated machine was found dismantled on pallets in a Swedish garage, having sat for more than 30 years after an early-1980s disassembly. Once this Beeskow Coupe was discovered, it was put back together, but only the engine’s Judson’s supercharger was restored. The rest of the car was left alone, aside from the headliner and carpet that had to be replaced owing to the ravages of time. In other words, with the exception of one restored and two replaced parts, you’re looking at a survivor that sits pretty much the same as it did when the second owner permanently parked it in 1972 after driving it for only four years. Could’ve fooled me. 1953 Volkswagen Dannenhauer & Stauss CabrioletEnlarge ImageNope, not a Porsche 356, but it’s just about as pretty. Manuel Carrillo III/Roadshow 1953 Volkswagen Dannenhauer & Stauss Cabriolet In contrast to the Rometsch Beeskow Coupe above, this Porsche 356 lookalike is the product of a lengthy restoration that began in 1990 and did not end until 2006. It was a worthy undertaking, however, as this car is one of 19 Dannenhauer & Stauss Cabriolets to survive from 65 produced. You’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a Porsche. This coachbuilt special uses many Porsche-derived parts; namely the headlamps, taillights, a 50-horsepower, 1.5-liter engine and brakes to match the extra power. Aside from those mods, plus suicide doors and a custom steel body, the rest of the car is Beetle-derived. 1958 Volkswagen Rometsch Lawrence ConvertibleEnlarge ImageIndeed, there is a Beetle underneath that American-looking bodywork. Manuel Carrillo III/Roadshow 1958 Volkswagen Rometsch Lawrence Convertible “It’s like going back in time. I get in it, you hear this old engine behind you, and yeah, it’s like you just lost 40 years,” says Ned Gallaher, owner of this 1958 Rometsch Lawrence Convertible. “I love taking it to a thing like this, and everybody walks up and doesn’t know what it is. That’s the best thing, and again, [hard] to believe that’s on a Beetle chassis.” But, indeed, it is. It may look American, but it’s all German underneath, although it did take 1,200 hours just to craft the all-aluminum bodywork. Penned by Bert Lawrence, a furniture designer, this attractive shape could stand proud with any Ford Thunderbird of the time. Only 13 of these were made, and only five exist to this day, this car being the earliest surviving example. Just three years after this car was made, the building of the Berlin Wall would cause Rometsch to cease car production, because 70 percent of Rometsch employees lived in East Germany, while the workshop was located in West Berlin. 1956 Volkswagen Beetle by Dick TroutmanEnlarge ImageBeetle on the outside, pink-slip-stealer on the inside. Manuel Carrillo III/Roadshow 1956 Volkswagen Beetle by Dick Troutman If you were to line up all these coachbuilt Beetles for a drag race, the undisputed winner would be this ’56 Dick Troutman fire-breather. Under the rear hatch sits a 1.7-liter flat four from an Elva Porsche race car. Even by today’s standards, the engine’s 183 horsepower is impressive. That prodigious power is sent through a Porsche 911 transmission to move a machine that weighs only 1,782 pounds thanks to a liberal use of aluminum body panels. If you’re wondering the weight-to-power ratio, it’s 9.7 pounds per horsepower, which is superior to cars like the new Toyota Supra (10.1) and the Nissan 370Z Nismo (9.9). I wonder how many of today’s boy racers would cry when losing to this classic Beetle. 0 77 Photos Volkswagenlast_img read more

Museum Experts Sift Through The Arctics Second Largest Butterfly Collection

first_imgThis collection of Lepidoptera will be catalogued at the Museum of the North before most of it gets transferred to the Smithsonian. (Photo by Emily Schwing, KUAC – Fairbanks)It will be a few months before butterflies flit through the air in Interior Alaska, but the Museum of the North at the University of Alaska Fairbanks was recently filled with them.The museum is working to catalogue the second-largest collection of Arctic butterflies and moths in the world. It’s the largest private collection of its kind. Eventually most of the specimens will be passed on to the Smithsonian.Download AudioDerek Sikes shows off parts of one of the world’s largets butterfly collections. (Photo by Emily Schwing, KUAC – Fairbanks)The faint scent of moth balls hangs in the air in a back hallway at the Museum of the North.  In fact the smell was so strong a few weeks ago, some employees left work early. Halfway down the hall, there’s a small, locked lab.“So, we’re in a small room packed, every surface and most of the floor space is covered with the drawers of Kenelm Philip’s butterfly collection,” Derek Sikes, the Curator of Insects at the Museum, said.He usually works on arthropods – hard bodied bugs like beetles and spiders, but lately he’s found himself literally surrounded by stacks of wooden boxes filled with more delicate and graceful Lepidoptera, better known as moths and butterflies.The specimens came from Kenelm Philip, one of the first scientists to start collecting butterflies and moths in the Far North back in the 1960’s.“Almost nothing was known about butterflies in Alaska,” Sikes said.  “Butterflies are a very high profile group.  They’re like the birds of the insect world. So, imagine coming to Alaska and nobody knowing anything about the birds.”Butterflies from all over the world are part of Kenelm Philip’s collection. (Photo by Emily Schwing, KUAC – Fairbanks)But Kenelm Philip didn’t just catch butterflies. Sikes calls him a ‘scientific Renaissance Man.’“In addition to loving classical music, he had his PhD from Yale in radio astronomy,” Sikes said. “He also published on fractals, he published on microscopes, so he was into the mechanics of microscopy and he also wrote a computer program, a mapping program.”Philip passed away in March, leaving behind one of the largest collections of Arctic Lepidoptera in the world. He kept his specimens in a fire-proof lab he built next to a house filled with microscopes, old computers and piles of field notes, not to mention an endless supply of moth balls – an adventure for someone like Derek Sikes, who was charged with transporting the entire collection to the Museum.“We were just sifting through piles and piles of papers and we would come across weird surprises, like underneath a pile of papers, there’s a jar of cyanide or a bullet, so it’s an interesting problem to work on,” he said.There are at least 83,000 butterfly and moth specimens, but Sikes says they haven’t been counted since the 1980’s. “We don’t really know how many he added to the collection since then.  So, there’s more than 83,000.”Arctic blues are perfectly lined out in one of the drawers Kenelm Philip put together. (Photo by Emily Schwing, KUAC – Fairbanks)The diverse array of Arctic butterflies and moths are joined by more exotic specimens from faraway places like Ethiopia and the Philippines. There are some specimens that haven’t been lined up and pinned under glass.  But those that are, are nearly perfect. “You can see here, the arrangement of these drawers is artistic.” Sikes pulls out a drawer filled with rows of small, iridescent blue butterflies.“These are blues, a delicate group of the smallest bodied butterflies,” he said, describing the insects inside. “Of course the blues have this very metallic and gorgeous color.”Their heads and antennae are aligned perfectly.  Their wings are spread wide.  Underneath a glass cover, they float permanently over little squares of paper, covered in fine handwriting.  Each tag notes where and when the butterfly was collected. Some come from Murphy Dome north of Fairbanks. Others come from Philip’s favorite spot on Eagle Summit, 120 miles away. There’s also a row from Inuvik in Canada’s Northwest Territory.“He would align species by their color patterns and geographically so that if there was a change from a northern, to southern part of the range, you’d be able to detect it in the specimens.”This collection holds answers about differences in geography and sex.  A collection that spans as many years may also answer questions about the effects of climate change over time.  Sikes says there is plenty that may come from the collection.“I’m sure there’s treasures we have yet to uncover,” Sikes said.Before he passed away, Kenelm Philip negotiated to transfer 90 percent of his collection to the Smithsonian Institution.  The Museum of the North will house the rest.  Sikes and colleagues will work through the summer to catalogue and photograph everything with funding assistance from the National Park Service and the National Science Foundation.last_img read more

Unionized Or Not Teachers Struggle To Make Ends Meet NPRIpsos Poll Finds

first_imgLilli Carré for NPRMore than 9 in 10 teachers say they joined the profession for idealistic reasons — “I wanted to do good” — but most are struggling to some extent economically.Those findings come from a nationally representative survey by NPR and Ipsos of more than 500 teachers across the country. The poll was conducted in April amid widespread walkouts in several states, including Colorado, Oklahoma, Kentucky, West Virginia, and currently Arizona.While the story in each state is a little different, calls for better compensation and more school funding are common, as is the mood — fed up.We wanted to gauge how widely these sentiments are shared.Here’s what we found:To make ends meet, 59 percent of teachers have worked a second job.46 percent have run up debt to make ends meet, and 36 percent have done so in the last year.More than 8 in 10 have bought school supplies with their own money.And 69 percent say they’ve devoted time in the past year to helping students, even when not on the clock.“I’ve done tutoring, I’ve done babysitting, I’ve cleaned houses, at one point, I did some office cleaning in the evenings,” Dayna Smith, a high school English teacher in Gilbert, Ariz., tells NPR in an interview. “I think all teachers at one point or another have done that.”In addition to looking at teachers’ everyday economic struggles, we looked at the role of unions in their lives.One might assume that with teacher walkouts in the news day after day, that the national teachers unions, like the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association, would be growing in membership and reputation and gaining political capital going forward.But they don’t get all the credit for what is happening.In fact, most of the teacher uprisings, with the exception of Colorado, have taken place in right-to-work states, meaning employees do not have to pay dues to a union to be in a workplace covered by a collective bargaining agreement.In these states, as you might guess, unions tend to be smaller and have less power. Teachers have organized within unions and also outside them, using social media and other means. And they’ve often used sick days and other leave to walk out, instead of technically going on strike.“This is not a union strike,” Larry Cagle, of the grass-roots organization Oklahoma Teachers United, told NPR.A little fewer than half of the teachers in our sample belong to a union. This is representative of the teaching workforce nationwide. And what we found was that, not surprisingly, nonunion teachers had lower opinions of organized labor.Fully 90 percent of unionized teachers said they “approve” of their local teachers’ union. Just 44 percent of nonunion teachers approved.Just half of nonunion teachers approved of national teachers’ unions and just 36 percent liked their state teachers’ union leadership; three-quarters of unionized teachers approved of both.Eva Shultz, a fifth-grade teacher in New Haven, Conn., and an AFT member, responded to our poll. “I really appreciate my union — they really do have teachers’ backs,” she told NPR in an interview.We asked teachers whether they believe public school teachers have the right to strike, and 82 percent of our respondents agreed. That number included 81 percent of nonunion teachers, and was higher than the general public we polled last week.But Smith, the Arizona English teacher, stayed at home while thousands of teachers marched through Phoenix last week. She agrees with the reasons behind the strike in her state — but says, “My problem is that we’re public employees. We’re not hurting a nameless, faceless corporation. We’re hurting the people we’re supposed to be here to serve.”Schultz, in Connecticut, supports the teachers who are walking out — but, she says, “It shouldn’t have had to get to that point for these teachers to be heard.” And she said, “it’s going to be difficult for those students.”Just 47 percent of nonunion teachers approve of how their local union handles issues like negotiating salaries and benefits. And just 42 percent approved of their advocating for teachers in politics.When it came to the impact of unions on education in general?77 percent of unionized teachers agreed that teachers unions improve the quality of education.Just 49 percent of nonunionized teachers felt the same way.Finally, we asked nonunion teachers whether they would like to join a union. Just 19 percent said unequivocally yes.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

Costa Rican hot springs makes an awfully nice mantra

first_imgWould you like to submit a photo to our #TTPicOfTheDay series – the view from your home or favorite Costa Rican spot, or any other image you care to share? Please send horizontal photos at least 1100 pixels wide to kstanley@ticotimes.net. We’d love to see the sights with you. Facebook Comments Explore the best of Costa Rica with this two-week itinerary Related posts:Sunset at Corcovado Name that beach Manuel Antonio’s official greeter Blue magic in northern Costa Ricacenter_img If you live in Costa Rica and your employer observes Holy Week, you may be only two days away fromthis.If you don’t have Costa Rican hot springs in your immediate future, we hope life will get you there soon enough. And if any readers out there are on the verge of inventing some sort of teleportation device that can be used for instantaneous travel to La Fortuna (are you there, Dr. Chang?), please let us know about it, because we’re picturing that hot water, maybe a few drops of cool rain, an ice-cold bottle in the hand…Read more about how a trip to La Fortuna can fit into a coast-to-coast Costa Rican trip:last_img read more

Puerto Rico No 1 in public corruption convictions

first_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Top holiday drink recipes Top Stories Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementcenter_img Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – Puerto Rico had the highest number of federal public corruption convictions for any U.S. judicial district last year.The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Tuesday that the U.S. territory came in first with 130 convictions. U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez says Puerto Rico had come in second since 2002, always trailing the district of New Jersey.The website of the U.S. courts system says there are a total of 94 U.S. judicial districts.last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterNew York’s JetBlue Airways has urged the Trump Administration to make conditions to the future granting of antitrust immunity (ATI) between airlines “more robust”, as the carrier expressed concerns for the tentatively approved joint venture of Qantas and American Airlines.In a submission to the US Department of Transportation (DOT), JetBlue said it “takes no position” on the likely granting of ATI between Qantas and American, but indicated a green light will likely stifle any new competition.“It is undeniable, however, that such a grant will substantially reduce competition in relevant markets and concentrate a huge level of market share and power in the hands of immunised alliances”.JetBlue said that should Qantas and American Airlines be granted final approval, that pact, along with those of Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines, and United and Air New Zealand, will have a combined market share of 86% on US-Australasia routes, and a whopping 93% of capacity on the Los Angeles-Sydney route.“The granting of ATI for these alliances, which are typically led by the largest carriers that already hold the largest market shares, is an awesome governmentally conferred benefit. Therefore, it is essential that the department’s generosity toward the most powerful carriers and alliances be matched by a similar commitment to protecting and promoting competition from smaller carriers that are not a party to one of these immunised alliances,” JetBlue said.The non-aligned US carrier urged the DOT to cap joint venture agreements at five years and subject to a de novo review to determine if the grant should be renewed. The US Government said in its recent draft decision it would require Qantas and American Airlines to carry out a self-assessment after seven years.Further, JetBlue insisted that the ATI bar exclusivity provisions and impose an obligation to provide interline access, as well as assure airport access in the form of suitable gates and slot at commercially viable times of day for new entrants and other airlines competing with the immunised joint ventures.In the meantime, Qantas and American Airlines told the DOT this week that they agree with the regulators detailed analysis of the proposed joint business and its conclusions.“The Parties agree that the Proposed JBA with antitrust immunity will ‘align . . . economic incentives’ of the Parties to open complementary networks and inventory to each other, unlocking hundreds or thousands of connecting flight options that are not available through simple codesharing,” they said.Image credit: Anchorage Daily NewsGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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