Wasps team filled with young talent for Bath trip

first_imgGLOUCESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 26: Christian Wade of London Wasps in action during the Aviva Premiership match between Gloucester and London Wasps at Kingsholm Stadium on December 26, 2011 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images) Young said: “It’s obviously a massive game tomorrow and the boys are well aware of what’s at stake. We’ve got to be much more accurate than we have been and get off to a strong start. We’re up against a side full of quality so we’re in no doubt as to the challenge that we’re going to face.”Starting XV:15. Jack Wallace*14. Christian Wade*13. Elliot Daly*12. Dominic Waldouck11. Tom Varndell10. Nick Robinson9. Charlie Davies*1. Tim Payne2. Tom Lindsay3. Ben Broster4. Joe Launchbury*5. Richard Birkett (C)6. Sam Jones*7. Jonathan Poff8. Billy Vunipola* The young ones: Christian WadeLondon Wasps head to Bath this weekend seeking a vital away Aviva Premiership win.Wasps are looking to do the double over their West Country counterparts having beaten Bath 27-24 earlier this season in an exciting game at Adams Park.Director of Rugby Dai Young has made three changes to his starting line-up, which includes seven players aged 21 or under.In the only change in the backs, Ryan Davis misses the chance to face his old side having been injured in last weekend’s game, but the fit-again centre Dom Waldouck comes straight back in to wear the number 12 shirt.In the pack Young has moved young Joe Launchbury from back-row to second-row with Billy Vunipola earning the number 8 shirt and Sam Jones shifting to number six. Richard Birkett captains the side once again. On the bench Nic Berry returns to provide scrum-half cover and Tinus Du Plessis is also named. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Replacements16. Vladislav Korshunov17. Zac Taulafo18. Simon McIntyre19. Ross Filipo20. Tinus DuPlessis21. Nic Berry22. Chris Mayor23. Lee Robinson*Players aged 21 or under TAGS: Bath RugbyWasps last_img read more

Studio for a Painter / Josep Camps & Olga Felip

first_img Projects Year:  Architects: Josep Camps & Olga Felip Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” Photographs Studio for a Painter / Josep Camps & Olga Felip Save this picture!© José Hevia+ 14 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/633568/studio-for-a-painter-josep-camps-and-olga-felip Clipboard Copy•Girona, Spain Area:  80 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  José HeviaCollaborators:{:text=>”Mariella Agudo, Núria Vila, Adrià Masó, Alba Colomer”, :url=>””}Technical Architect:{:text=>”Joaquim Via”, :url=>””}Location:Girona, SpainCategory:HousesSite Area:1445,94 m2Building Footprint:80 m2Height:5 mCity:GironaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© José HeviaRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsText description provided by the architects. The projectAn artist needed an 80m2 studio in the garden of his house and asked us if we were able to do it for a 34.000 € cost (£27.000). We accepted the challenge and along with a local carpenter we proceed in a way that could be built in just three weeks, also not to bother the quotidian day life of the house. In order to do this, we decided for a prefabricated wood system that could be previously prepared in the workshop and then just assembled on site. Save this picture!© José HeviaThe “L” shaped house generates a square garden in which there is a huge ash. We wanted to keep the magnificent tree and focus the views to the corners of the garden and so, we avoided to see the house from the inside of the studio. Save this picture!© José HeviaThe plan of the studio is cross-shaped, where the main working space is double-height while the other four wings that gravitate around accommodate the entrance, the storage, the sink and the living area. Save this picture!© José HeviaSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© José HeviaProject gallerySee allShow lessFictional Euro Banknote Bridges Brought to Life in the NetherlandsVideosApplications Open For The 2015 AA Visiting School In RotterdamArchitecture News Share “COPY” 2013 Studio for a Painter / Josep Camps & Olga FelipSave this projectSaveStudio for a Painter / Josep Camps & Olga Felip ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/633568/studio-for-a-painter-josep-camps-and-olga-felip Clipboard Houses CopyAbout this officeJosep Camps & Olga FelipOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodGironaHousesSpainPublished on May 27, 2015Cite: “Studio for a Painter / Josep Camps & Olga Felip ” 27 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodClick Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownAcousticKvadrat AcousticsAcoustic Panel System in AMOREPACIFIC HeadquartersStonesCosentinoSilestone® Surfaces – Loft SeriesWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – NestAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamStoolsWilkhahnOffice Stool – Aline-SBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsUniosHorticultural Luminaire – Kobe FloMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Spainlast_img read more

Flightplan to donate 1% of its motor industry turnover to BEN

first_img Advertisement Flightplan to donate 1% of its motor industry turnover to BEN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis BEN, the motor and allied trades benevolent fund, has signed an agreement, effective from January this year, with air charter company Flightplan who will donate 1% of its motor industry turnover to the Fund.BEN is the only UK occupational charity for those who work or have worked in the automotive and related industries. The Fund provides practical help, support, advice and friendship to more than 15,000 men and women and their families every year. In addition BEN provides four residential centres in the UK.  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 8 February 2006 | News Tagged with: corporate About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Cheshire Building Society chooses ChildLine as Charity of the Year 2006

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 1 March 2006 | News  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Cheshire will be working directly with and supporting ChildLine North West, which is based in Manchester.center_img Cheshire Building Society chooses ChildLine as Charity of the Year 2006 Cheshire Building Society has announced that ChildLine will be its first ever Charity of the Year in 2006.Funds raised by the building society will help to pay for the recruitment and training of volunteer counsellors at Childline. Staff will also be encouraged to volunteer for the charity.Fundraising starts in May with the Manchester 10K run, in which 20 Cheshire Building Society employees will participate. Events such as skydiving and football tournaments are also in the pipeline. Advertisement Tagged with: corporatelast_img read more

The four big supermarket charity token schemes

first_imgAsda Community Life programme Chosen by YouAsda’s green token scheme provides funding for local charities and good causes nominated by Asda customers and colleagues. So far this year, it has raised over £3 million, with 2017 also seeing a £1 million investment from the Asda Foundation, which will support over 10,000 local charities and good causes within the Asda Mile of local stores or depots. The four big supermarket charity token schemes Melanie May | 21 June 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis246 Tagged with: corporate Corporate Social Responsibility About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Waitrose Community MattersSince its launch in 2008, Waitrose’s Community Matters green token scheme has donated £14 million to local charities chosen by customers. Shoppers are given token at the checkout, which they place in the box of the good cause they would most like to support. The more tokens a cause gets, the bigger the donation they receive. Each month every Waitrose branch donates £1,000 (£500 in Convenience shops) between three local good causes chosen by customers.Every three months, Waitrose.com also shares a Community Matters donation of £25,000 between three national charities that customers have the opportunity to vote for at the checkout when they shop at Waitrose.com. Tesco Bags of HelpSo far over £27 million has been invested into local projects through Tesco’s Bags of Help token scheme, which lets customers choose where the money raised from the 5p bag charge should go. Customers are given a token at the checkout to use to vote for their favourite of three community projects in each local area. The projects change every other month, and at the end all three projects receive funding in each local area. The amount of funding available for individual local projects ranges from £1,000 to £4,000, and the scheme is administered by Tesco and Groundwork.Other supermarket schemes helping local causes:center_img Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the YearThe Local Charity of the Year scheme has run since 2009 with over £13 million raised so far. The goal is to donate more than £400m to charity by 2020. This year, the scheme’s ninth year, Sainsbury’s expects to raise around £2m for more than 1,200 new charities. Each year, representatives from local charities are able to nominate their organisation, with Sainsbury’s staff from each branch then shortlisting them down to three. To choose their store’s 2017 Local Charity of the Year partner, customers are currently being asked to choose from their store’s local shortlisted charities by voting online or in-store with the winning charity partners to be announced on 10th July. Sainsbury’s is once again asking customers to vote for their store’s new local charity partner for 2017/18, so here’s a look at the big supermarket charity token schemes, as well as some of the other similar schemes other on offer.  1,218 total views,  8 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis246 East of England Co-op token schemeThe East of England Co-op also supports local communities by running a token scheme across its food stores that gives local good causes a share of a £1,000 donation every three months. The funding is split into donations of £500, £300 and £200, depending on the number of tokens customer have given each local cause. Local causes can apply to be considered for the scheme online but must be an East of England Co-op member.  1,217 total views,  7 views today LIDL Community Works NILIDL Community Works asks people to nominate a local cause or project that they think deserves funding. These are whittled down to a shortlist of three for each of LIDL’s 38 Northern Ireland stores, before customers vote to decide which one should receive £4,000, with the two runners up receiving £1,00 each. Now in its fourth year, LIDL Community Works has £228,000 to invest in this year’s programme. Co-op Community FundSlightly different, rather than tokens, Co-op donates 1% of what customers spend on selected own-brand products and services to local causes through its Local Community Fund. Money raised through carrier bag sales also go into the fund and customers who are members can also choose which local cause they want their 1% to go to. So far, more than £14 million has been raised. Local causes can apply to participate in the Fund, with Co-op choosing up to three projects to support in each community over a giving period of usually six months. The next round of applications will open in late June.last_img read more

Prudential RideLondon goes virtual, & other event news

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Melanie May | 24 July 2020 | News CHUF Virtual Toddle raises over £21,000Children’s Heart Unit Fund (CHUF) launched its first ever Virtual Toddle, and thanks to match funding from Sir Graham Wylie Foundation, raised £21,346 to help continue its support to babies and children living with heart conditions all over the UK.CHUF’s Virtual Toddle took place throughout June, replacing the annual Toddle event, which takes place at Close House. The Toddle is one of the charity’s biggest fundraisers which last year saw over 400 children and their families gathered for the one mile ‘Toddle’, raising over £25,000.The Sir Graham Wylie Foundation supported CHUF’s Toddle last year and agreed to again sponsor the event this year. When COVID-19 stopped the physical event going ahead, the Foundation offered £10,000 to match donations raised by people taking part in the first ever Virtual Toddle.All money raised from the Virtual Toddle will help CHUF fund the Children’s Heart Unit at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle and the charity’s work supporting babies and children living with heart conditions all over the UK.Charlotte Campbell, Director of Fundraising and Operations at CHUF, said:“We were really sad that our annual Toddle event couldn’t go ahead, but the support from families who have got involved with the Virtual Toddle has been overwhelming. Families have clocked up miles by walking, running, cycling and even bouncing, all whilst raising vital funds for CHUF.“Thanks to the Sir Graham Wylie Foundation generously offering £10,000 in match funding, the initial £11,346 turned into £21,346. We are so grateful for their ongoing support.” With many events going virtual for this year, here’s an update on some of those newly announced, as well as some updates on those that have taken place. “After the disappointment of the cancellation of Prudential RideLondon, we were determined to create something special for our riders, partners and the hundreds of charities that rely on the event for vital income.“Charities desperately need help to continue to provide vital services to every sector of society and fund critical research. In this socially-distanced world, it’s also vitally important to encourage people to get on two wheels rather than use public transport. The My Prudential RideLondon campaign has been created to achieve both these aims. [youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=222&v=PtZHxJ7X9Hg&feature=emb_logo[/youtube]First Virtual Tour de France raises funds for five global charity partnersZwift and Amaury Sport Organisation created the very first Virtual Tour de France and Virtual L’Etape du Tour de France this month. During the first three weekends of July 2020, men’s and women’s professional races were organised as part of virtual stages of the Tour de France, and non-professionals could take part in the Virtual L’Etape.The race was held via Zwift and had six stages, awarding jerseys based on team efforts rather than to individuals. Riders included Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas, Egan Bernal, Marianne Vos and Chloe Dygert.Part of Tour de France United, which raises money for cycling-focused charities, the Virtual Tour de France and Virtual L’Etape du Tour de France also raised funds for charity, donating to Emmaüs, Secours Populaire, Jeugdfonds Sport and Cultuur, BiJeWa and Qhubeka.  548 total views,  2 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: virtual event Reading homelessness charity makes annual Big Sleep Out virtualReading homelessness prevention charity, Launchpad is making its annual event, the Big Sleep Out, virtual this year. Taking place on World Homeless Day, Saturday 10 October, it will ask people to swap their bed for a sleeping bag in their garden, or a friend or family member’s garden, and join Team Launchpad on Facebook Live from 6pm.The virtual event will include activities such as den building and cooking with the contents of a food bank parcel; hearing from Launchpad clients who have experienced homelessness; and listening to a bedtime story from a special guest before bedding down for the night under the stars.Now in its 15th year, the Big Sleep Out has raised £250,000 to date to help prevent homelessness in Reading and in 2020, Launchpad is hoping the Big Sleep Out at home will raise a further £25,000 so the charity can continue its work.Participants are being asked to raise £250 and have been provided with downloadable digital resources in the Big Sleep Out at home guide on the charity’s website – which includes printable posters, social media images and instructions on how to set up a JustGiving page.Kate Martin, Fundraising Manager at Launchpad, said:“We simply couldn’t let the pandemic ruin Launchpad’s Big Sleep Out – not only as it’s one of the most popular dates in our calendar, but also because it’s our biggest fundraising events of the year and enables us to continue our work preventing homelessness. Helping people in Reading avoid rough sleeping is more important now than ever before as we see the devastating impact the pandemic and subsequent lockdown has had on our community, with many at risk of becoming homeless due to postponed eviction, furlough, redundancy or illness. Our teams have already seen an increase in enquiries from people in need and this is likely to continue.” Pass the Baton attracts over 1,000 runners from 31 countries across seven continentsVirtual global relay Pass the Baton has now raised over £6,000 for UNICEF, with over 1,000 runners taking place around the world to date.The relay was set up in April by a small group of friends in Nottingham to raise money for the charity.Over the last three months the event has grown exponentially and now attracts 1,200 runners from across the globe and has just had runners join from its seventh continent – Antarctica.In the first week, participants ran an equal section of a 26.2 miles marathon route and passed the baton after each leg over a dedicated WhatsApp group. One week later the concept matured – 48 runners from across the globe, all completing 5.2km in 30 min slots, over a 24-hour period.The initiative is now 12 weeks old and the Pass the Baton global community relay occurs every Sunday, with three groups of 48 runners completing 250km over 24 hours. During the week an online group of hundreds of runners between the ages of 6 and 55, from 31 countries, choose a 30-minute slot to run, then the relay starts on Saturday evening.One of the founding members of Pass the Baton and finance director at Nottingham-based 200 Degrees Coffee, Stephen Fern, said:“We have created a community of runners of all ages and abilities that encourage each other to do their best whilst sharing pictures, stories and encouragement online. The engagement never ceases to amaze us and every Sunday we watch how Pass the Baton provides a space for people to connect.” Prudential RideLondon goes virtual, & other event news  549 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Prudential RideLondon goes virtual this AugustThe first ever virtual edition of Prudential RideLondon will take place on 15 and 16 August, replacing the original event and taking place the same weekend.My Prudential RideLondon is free for riders of all ages and abilities and is based on the events included in the traditional Prudential RideLondon weekend.It includes four challenges:My Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100: 100-mile rideMy Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46: 46-mile rideMy Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 19: 19-mile rideMy Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle: An event that allows participants to set their own challenge (starting from 1km) on the wheels of their choiceParticipants need to register in advance and select their challenge at www.myridelondon.co.uk. They can then start fundraising for their chosen charity or charities.Hugh Brasher, Event Director of Prudential RideLondon, said: Advertisementlast_img read more

Kevin Zeese, ¡presente!

first_imgThe anti-imperialist and anti-war movement suffered a great loss Sept. 6 with the sudden death of activist Kevin Zeese, 64, at his home in Baltimore, Md. Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese.In summer 2019 Kevin Zeese and his life-partner Margaret Flowers led resistance as part of the Embassy Protection Collective, which stayed in the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C., after the Venezuelan Ambassador was forced to leave. The collective was subjected to 37 days of constant right-wing attack.Zeese was co-director with Flowers of Popular Resistance, an independent news website, which challenges U.S. imperialist propaganda, military threats and deadly sanctions against Venezuela, Nicaragua, China, Russia, Palestine, Cuba, Syria and Belarus. The organization is in full solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and every social justice movement in the U.S. Zeese, along with Flowers, was a consistent unifying force on the United National Antiwar Coalition and its Administrative Committee, organizing the UNAC conference in February, and leading the Sanctions Kill Campaign, No Foreign Bases Coalition, Hands Off Syria Coalition and many other campaigns. Several chapters by these two leaders are included in the book, “Capitalism on a Ventilator: The Impact of COVID-19 on China and the U.S.”  Margaret Flowers reflected on how “. . . amazing, kind and selfless a person Kevin was. He never asked for anything, but was always there for others. He had such great knowledge and wisdom. He was a gentle giant, and his death is a huge loss for me personally and for the many people who are a friend or who worked with him over the years.”All those who knew Kevin Zeese, his work and his determination to breathe confidence, resistance and solidarity into the movement, are deeply saddened by his passing. We extend our love and confidence to Margaret Flowers. We can best remember Kevin Zeese by our determination to organize and resist at the center of the U.S. empire. — By Sara Flounders for Workers World PartyA virtual memorial for Kevin Zeese will be held Sept 19. To register go to: https://facebook.com/events/s/rest-in-power-kevin-zeese/3308629395856831/?ti=iclBy Kevin ZeeseThe following is the slightly edited version of a talk given at the Aug. 30 UNAC-sponsored online rally, “After the DNC and RNC: We Can’t Breathe!” Power to the people! We have the power to change if we stay united. We have incredible opportunity now. We see the movement’s growing, especially after the Democratic National Convention and Republican National Convention. The conventions showed us that those parties do not represent the people and that our power is not in elections. Our power is in building people power — and we see that happening.We need to build power, so that in 2021 people can rule from below. So that we can call general strikes. So we can stop business as usual. That is the only way change will occur. It will not come from Joe Biden or Donald Trump. It will come from the people.We also have to understand — and it’s often very hard for people to understand — that the only path to success is failure. We fail and fail and fail until we win. But every time we try, we build the movement. And we get stronger. We can never tell how close we are to success. It’s like we’re banging on a wall, pounding and pounding, and it’s not until that wall begins to crack and we start to see the light come through that we realize we’re getting close to that breakthrough moment when change can occur. We see the 2020s as a decade of transformation. The movements have been growing since Occupy in 2011,  then the Black Lives Matter movement, Fight For 15 — all during the Obama era – and now the growing of the movements during the Trump era. We see the 2020s as a decade of social transformation. In order to have that transformation, we need to be organized and educated . . . It’s normal for us to not always be on a linear path to success. It’s a jagged path. We move up and down, we get stronger. We all know that Donald Trump is terrible. The worst president of my life! His overt racism; his open support for violent white supremacists; his mishandling of the COVID-19 virus, causing more than 180,000 deaths so far and probably more than 200,000 by the time of the election; his poor response to the economic collapse. He’s leading us into another Great Depression, and he constantly puts in place laws for the wealthy — while poverty, homelessness, debt and joblessness increase.But Biden is no better. And I mean no better. For 47 years he’s been wrong on every important issue. When I was in college going to an anti-racism demonstration in Boston in favor of school integration, at that time Biden opposed school integration. Then I worked on ending mass incarceration, ending the drug war, while Biden was passing laws to escalate the drug war, passing laws for mandatory sentencing to increase mass incarceration. He’s the architect of mass incarceration!Later in his career Biden became chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and led in not just voting for the Iraq War, but in the effort to make the Iraq War happen. As chair of Foreign Relations, he put in place massive military budgets, bloated corrupt budgets, while leading us into war after war. When it came to student bankruptcy, he led the effort to make it so students can’t get rid of student debt even in bankruptcy. Now he’s even calling for cutting Social Security when we should be doubling or even tripling Social Security payments. So I’m going to vote against Trump by voting for what I believe in. There are more alternatives than the two parties. I’ll be voting for the Green [Party] candidates Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker, because I’m going to be voting for Medicare For All. I’m going to be voting for community control of the police, for the eco-socialist Green New Deal, for ending the wealth divide and ending the never-ending wars.We all have the power to vote for what we believe in, for candidates [who] reflect the movement. There are many more choices than a few corrupt candidates of the millionaires. And we need to use what little power we have in the elections to send a message of what we are for, to show that those who speak for movement issues get the movement’s support. After we vote, we must build people power, so that people can rule from below. We must build people power, so that no matter who’s in office, we can stop the government from operating. We can make the country ungovernable. We can put in place general strikes, so that our demands are heard and met. That is how we will win.We have a lot to build on. . . . There have been over 900 wildcat strikes since March. The labor movement is growing. The climate justice movement is growing. The anti-racist movement is growing. The anti-inequality movement is growing. We have a lot to build on. The One Percent cannot defeat the 99%. So let’s not underestimate ourselves.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Westcliff Elementary teacher named Lockheed Martin chair for teaching excellence in elementary science

first_imgTCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Linkedin Twitter ReddIt Sustainability is the new green: Fashion companies work towards environmentally-conscious practices TCU 360 Staff Twitter TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Facebook Previous articleWomen’s basketball wins season opener, 72-58Next articleBane erupts to give men’s basketball dominant victory over Tennessee Tech, 100-63 TCU 360 Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Linkedin Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970scenter_img Behind the runway: One TCU student’s experiences at Fashion Week TCU 360 is an official, student-produced product of the School of Journalism at Texas Christian University. printA Westcliff Elementary School teacher has been named the Lockheed Martin Chair for Teaching Excellence in Elementary Science. Mitchell said she enjoys teaching science because it allows her to be creative when creating lessons. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Mitchell)Jennifer Mitchell, who was Westcliff’s teacher of the year last year, was awarded the title and a $5,000 honorarium last month. She will be formally recognized at a luncheon this week. The Academic Chairs for Teaching Excellence program, modeled after the university-level chair program, recognizes outstanding classroom teachers, according to the Fort Worth ISD website.The school’s principal, Sara Gillaspie, encouraged Mitchell to apply for the award.“She’s just an incredible teacher — she’s one of a kind,” Gillaspie said. “We have a lot of incredible teachers here, but Jennifer Mitchell just has a different way of connecting with kids.”The application process, which included multiple essays, a teaching demonstration and an interview, offered Mitchell a chance to talk about her teaching philosophy, which she said is made of two parts.“There’s an academic side and a personal side,” Mitchell said. “It’s really important to hone my craft as an educator so I can understand what they’re going to need to know for the state tests. But the bigger part of my teaching philosophy is I want them to walk out of my classroom knowing  how to be good people.”Mitchell’s personal teaching style is part of what makes her an excellent teacher, Gillaspie said.“We’ve had kids with real trauma, and she healed them in a way,” Gillaspie said. “She counsels them, she involves them in things and finds special ways to touch every kid and gives them opportunities to change the course of their lives.”Mitchell said she tries to empower her students by helping them realize that they have control over their own success.“It doesn’t matter where you come from; it’s what you do with what you’ve got,” she said. “If you come here, every single person is given the same opportunity. I will never be impressed with how smart you are, but I will always be impressed with how hard you work.” Mitchell, who majored in interior design at Texas State University, said she never expected to become a teacher. She was working as an interior designer when the housing market collapsed, and she decided to reinvent her career and start teaching. “I swore I’d never be a teacher,” she said. “I feel like I’ve found my niche, whether that was intentional or not.”For Mitchell, the most rewarding part of being a teacher is seeing her students learn to believe in themselves.“It’s almost addicting to be there with the kids and get to see their progress,” she said.Besides teaching three rotations of science, Mitchell also sponsors many of Westcliff Elementary’s after-school clubs. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Mitchell)Staff and students at Westcliff gathered in the school’s gymnasium to surprise Mitchell with the award. After the presentation, Mitchell and her students paraded around the school with a student-made banner.“Everyone on our campus feels that she’s so deserving and is the perfect person to be highlighted for excellence in teaching,” Gillaspie said. “Our campus is super proud to have her all the time.” + posts ReddIt Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Pantone: Color of the year 2020 TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Facebook Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

Women’s basketball tops Cincinnati​ to advance to WNIT semifinals

first_imgColin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Twitter Facebook ReddIt Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. 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Photo by Heesoo YangTCU women’s basketball held Cincinnati to just one made field goal in the last 14:39 to defeat the Bearcats 69-55 and advance to the WNIT semifinals for the second-consecutive season.“They could’ve pouted.  They could’ve gotten in their feelings,” head coach Raegan Pebley said of her team after they were left out of the NCAA tournament. “Instead, they just really really locked in on each other.”The stark defensive play came after TCU went down 50-46 with 4:39 left in the third quarter. The Horned Frogs dominated from there and would only allow the Bearcats to score five points for the rest of the game. TCU came out of the gate swinging, responding to Cincinnati’s opening layup with an 11-0 run. Guard Lauren Heard led this early spark with five points of her own during the span.“One of the strong messages we had about Cincinnati was that they were going to try and be the aggressor,” Pebley said. “We had to work really hard to continue to own the steering wheel.”The Horned Frogs continued their success through the first half of the period, going up by as much as 10 at one point. The Bearcats did not back down, though, as guard Antoinette Miller led them on an 11-4 run to cut TCU’s lead to just three at the end of the quarter.Miller, a member of the All-AAC Second Team this season, poured in 14 points in the first ten minutes alone.The second quarter turned into a fight, as both teams stayed aggressive and traded punches deep into the period. Although the Horned Frogs were using their size advantage to dominate the boards, the Bearcats were utilizing the fast break to stay in the game. With 5:44 left in the half, Cincinnati crawled within one, 27-26, but they were never able to take the lead from there.  TCU retook a commanding 38-29 lead through team basketball, spouting off an 11-3 run that featured scoring from five different Horned Frogs. After scoring a career-high 36 points in TCU’s round 3 win over Arkansas, forward Amy Okonkwo continued her dominant postseason play by scoring 15 points and grabbing six rebounds for the Horned Frogs in the first half alone.The Horned Frogs had dominated defensively in the first two periods, holding the Bearcats to just 37.5 percent from the field as a team.  Limar’i Thomas, Cincinnati’s second leading scorer and a member of the All-AAC First Team, had gone 0-2 with zero points in the first half.The Bearcats were clearly unfazed by their deficit, as they opened the second half on an 13-3 run to go up three, 44-41, with 6:23 left in the third.  “Tonight, I thought, obviously, they came out in the second half and went on a pretty impressive run,” Pebley said. “We just had to lock on in just our defense and their tendencies and just get more focused.”After Cincinnati took their biggest lead of the game at 50-46 with 4:39 left to play in the fourth quarter, TCU finished the period on a 10-0 run to take a 56-50 lead into the final quarter.The Horned Frogs would cruise from there, continuing to dominate defensively.  The Bearcats made just one field goal in the last 14:39 of the game, scoring only five points on 7 percent shooting in the fourth quarter.The Horned Frogs were excellent defensively late in the game, holding the Bearcats to just five points in the fourth quarter. Photo by Heesoo Yang“It came from just really being locked in on thatdefensive end and then caring for the ball on the offensive end,” Pebley said.The five points scored by Cincinnati were the fewestallowed in the fourth quarter by the Horned Frogs all season.Okonkwo finished with a double-double for the second-straight game, scoring 20 points and bringing down a game-high 13 rebounds.  The scoring total moves her into sole possession of 10th on TCU’s all-time scoring list, with 1,302 points in her career.“I just go out there and play hard no matter what game it is,” Okonkwo said. “I just try to show up for my team every single game.”Joining Okonkwo in the double-double category, Jordan Moore finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds of her own.  Center Jordan Moore scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to join Okonkwo with a double-double. Photo by Heesoo Yang“These seniors [Okonkwo and Moore] have led us really well with a focused sense of urgency,” Pebley said. The victory improves TCU’s record to 24-10, as the HornedFrogs reach the 24-win mark for the first time since the 2003-2004 season.In the semifinals, TCU will face the winner of Arizona versus Wyoming on Wednesday, April 3. Time and location are to be determined. TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Colin Post Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award last_img read more

Unity Prayer breakfast calls community to seek understanding and ‘to love each other’

first_img “We saw it on May 25, 2020, with the knee of  police officer on the neck of a black man,” Higgins said. “But we saw more on the ground than George Floyd that day. Such actions,” he said, “are an everyday occurrence.”Higgins said that image of George Floyd should not be forgotten.However, Higgins said America has lost its compassion.“But America, I’ve seen your soul,” he said. “So, I know we can do better. I want America to love again.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Book Nook to reopen Print Article Unity Prayer breakfast calls community to seek understanding and ‘to love each other’ The time is now for America to do the right thing, Higgins said. And the right thing is to “Love one another; love your neighbor as you love yourself.”“There is pain all around us that causes us to be more aware of others,” the Rev. Curry said.“I don’t want to ever see again what happened to George Floyd,” Curry said.To make sure that things like that don’t happen again, Curry said we need to pray all the time. “Even on our best day,” she said. “We need to pray now more than ever. We must trust in God to help us through.”Curry said no matter the skin color, we are all God’s people.“We don’t want to be paralyzed by the past. We are not defined by the past because of the gift of Jesus,” she said. “We have more in common than we are different. Our world should be governed by love, not hate.”Now is the time, Curry said, to draw together as a people and as a nation.“The time is now to be one community so that we can leave the world a better place for our children,’ she said.Hawkins said through unity this nation can see great positive change.”“Love thy neighbor is at the core of our culture and love makes a difference,” he said.And, that difference will make the world a better place today and for generations to come.The Unity Prayer Breakfast closed with “Table Talk” which offered those in attendance opportunities to discuss the racial issues of today and what the state of racism will be in 50 years. The attendees were asked to recommend three follow-up actions to impact Troy University and the Troy community at large.Tonya Terry, WSFA news anchor and Troy native, took time off to attend the Unity Prayer Breakfast,She said the City of Troy and Troy University have continually made progress in race relations so that there is mutual respect among the people and the desire to work together to being a stronger university and a stronger community. “And, to love one another.” Published 5:53 pm Thursday, June 25, 2020 Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Experts: More than 20M in U.S. infected: Alabama sets new one-day record The state of Alabama added more than 1,120 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, setting a one-day record for most… read more By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Following the welcome by Troy University Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr, Shelia Jackson opened the Troy University Unity Prayer Breakfast on Thursday with the song, “What the World Needs Now is Love, Sweet Love.”Jackson’s selection could not have been more appropriate. Love was the byword for the unity prayer breakfast at the university’s Trojan Center Ballrooms.Troy University First Lady Janice Hawkins encouraged the large gathering of university and community attendees  to “love each other.” Chancellor Hawkins reminded those in attendance that “love thy neighbor is at the core of our culture.”  Latest Stories Sponsored Content Next UpLamar Higgins, vice president pro tempore, Troy University Board of Trustees, encouraged his audience to “love one another, love thy neighbor.”When and where there is discord, the Rev. Dr. Glenda S. Curry, Bishop Elect, Episcopal Diocese of Alabama said “only love can bring light.”Even though, the solution for a troubled America could be, should be, something as simple as loving one another, Higgins said “America has a problem.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Likelast_img read more