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Teachers protest across US over re-opening schools in pandemic

first_img“Cases up because of BIG Testing! Much of our Country is doing very well. Open the Schools!” Trump tweeted on Monday.While reported case numbers may be linked to more testing, recent increases in hospitalizations and deaths have no connection to more people being tested for the virus.The United States is in a new phase of the outbreak with infections in rural areas as well as cities, Deborah Birx, the coordinator of Trump’s coronavirus task force, said on Sunday.”What we are seeing today is different from March and April. It is extraordinarily widespread,” Birx said on CNN’s “State of the Union” program.On Monday, Trump lashed out at Birx for her comments. Trump accused Birx of capitulating to criticism from Democrats that the federal government’s response to the pandemic has been ineffective.”So Crazy Nancy Pelosi said horrible things about Dr. Deborah Birx, going after her because she was too positive on the very good job we are doing on combatting the China Virus, including Vaccines & Therapeutics. In order to counter Nancy, Deborah took the bait & hit us. Pathetic!” Trump wrote.House of Representatives Speaker Pelosi said on CNN on Monday that Birx has “enabled” Trump, who played down the seriousness of the virus in the early stages and pushed for a quick reopening of the economy and schools following weeks of lockdowns.”I don’t have confidence in anyone who stands there while the President says swallow Lysol and it’s going to cure your virus,” Pelosi said in a reference to Trump at a coronavirus briefing in April with Birx present.Trump had asked whether injecting disinfectant into the body could be a treatment for the virus, leading makers of those products to issue warnings against doing so. Teachers are also demanding financial help for parents in need, including rent and mortgage assistance, a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures and cash assistance.Many of these issues are at the center of a political tussle in Washington, where Congressional Democrats and Trump administration officials will resume talks on Monday aimed at hammering out a coronavirus economic relief bill after missing a deadline to extend benefits to tens of millions of jobless Americans.The coronavirus, which first appeared in China late last year, has infected 4.6 million people in the United States and killed more than 155,000 Americans since February, according to a Reuters tally. Deaths rose by over 25,000 in July and cases doubled in 19 states during the month.President Donald Trump has made school re-openings for classroom instruction, as they normally would in August and September, part of his re-election campaign. The Republican president is trailing in opinion polls against Democratic candidate Joe Biden ahead of the Nov. 3 election. Teachers and support staff at more than 35 school districts across the United States on Monday are protesting the re-opening of schools while COVID-19 is surging in many parts of the country.They are demanding in-person classes not be held until scientific data supports it, safety protocols such as lower class sizes and virus testing are established, and schools are staffed with adequate numbers of counselors and nurses, according to a website set up for the demonstrations.On Twitter, the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association showed protesters making fake gravestones that said “Here lies a third grade student from Green Bay who caught COVID at school” and “RIP Grandma caught COVID helping grand kids with homework.”center_img Topics :last_img read more

Alternative credit can bridge between return and matching assets: NN IP

first_imgAlternative credit and real assets could act as a bridge between the traditional return and liabilities portfolios as demand for matching asset changes, asset manager NN IP has argued.Ageing populations and low interest rates have driven down interest rates, altering the way investors balance growth and matching assets, NN IP said.Bart Oldenkamp, the firm’s managing director for integrated client solutions, highlighted mortgages, credit, property, infrastructure, and renewable energy as offering attractive returns combined with a low volatility and a low correlation with other asset classes.In a presentation during the annual congress of the Dutch Pensions Federation, Oldenkamp said individual pensions accrual – part of a proposed new pensions system in the Netherlands – could trigger the need for different matching requirements. He added that alternative credit and real assets could also increase the potential for responsible investment relative to a traditional asset class, such as government bonds.Using an example of a infrastructure loan for a motorway, Richard Sanders, investment strategist at NN IP, said the loan could act as an alternative for interest swaps because of the stable rental income a government would pay over several decades. His example generated annual interest of 2.7%, which is 150 basis points higher than interest rate swaps and 60 above BBB credit, at the time of financing.Sanders added that such a loan also contributed to diversification and had an environmental element: “The secondary route replaced by the motorway could become cleaner and safer. This effect is measurable.”However, the investment strategist emphasised that the investment could not be used as collateral for derivatives because of its illiquid character.“As the secondary market is limited, it is sensible to keep the investment until the end of its duration,” Sanders saidOldenkamp added that an infrastructure loan was a more complex product than liquid alternatives such as credit and government bonds.“It is not entirely risk-free and requires more expertise as well as attention for reporting and monitoring,” he said.last_img read more

On the edge of World Heritage rainforest, Trinity Beach home a treasure

first_img16 Weld Crescent, Trinity Beach, Panguna Valley Estate“We made it as liveable as possible, put in bigger windows,“It’s made out of concrete blocks inside, too, which keeps it quiet. You can close the bedroom doors and windows and you don’t hear anything else.” Elite Real Estate Services agent Carol Thomas said, too, a lack of rear neighbours helped create the peaceful surroundings. She said the home’s neutral colour scheme has added a feeling of timelessness to a “cleverly designed space”.The home has three-metre side-access, parking on each side of the property, a double-car garage with a storage or work nook, a ducted vacuum system and a 4kW solar system.The master suite has been built pool side and at the rear of the property and has a walk in robe, ensuite and alfresco access. 16 Weld Crescent, Trinity Beach, Panguna Valley EstateThe additional three bedrooms are sized generously and include above standard built in robes.The main bathroom is an elegant three-way design and the discrete laundry boasts ample space and storage. 16 Weld Crescent, Trinity Beach, Panguna Valley EstateThe Dawsons have raised their sons at the home and said the proximity to the bush and mountain bike routes made for an envious outdoor lifestyle typical of the Far North.With a move to Kuranda on the cards, Mr Dawson hopes their creation will be enjoyed by another young family. “We loved the home because it was a nice, quiet neighbourhood, there are bike tracks out the back, and lots of walks,” Mr Dawson said. “There is a view from back at the fire pit and you’d come off the highway and you don’t even know you’re in Cairns. We used the fire pit about every weekend. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago16 Weld Crescent, Trinity Beach, Panguna Valley Estate“I used to work in the city a fair bit and it’s not that far out, Palm Cove is only a few minutes drive away too.Louvres and an open plan design ensure the property catches the breezes on long, hot, summer days.An alfresco entertaining area, complete with new outdoor kitchen and pizza oven, as well as beautifully leafy surrounds also ensure long, hot summer days and nights can be enjoyed in style.“We always get a nice breeze which comes down from the hill, it is a nice, cool, sort of house. There is aircon in bedrooms for sleeping, but in the rest of the space we don’t really need it. 16 Weld Crescent, Trinity Beach, Panguna Valley EstateSITTING in the back yard of Peter and Karen Dawson’s Panguna Valley Estate home, you could almost be forgiven for thinking you were thousands of kilometres from the suburbs of Cairns.But nestled on the edge of World Heritage rainforest, the four-bedroom, two-bathroom property at 16 Weld Crescent is within easy access of Trinity and Kewarra Beaches.A commute to the Cairns CBD is not such a big ask either.last_img read more

Chelsea failed in Neymar attempts before Barcelona move

first_img Promoted Content7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In Thailand7 Reasons Why You Don’t Get Your Work Done On Schedule6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had LeftWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Stunning Asian Actresses No Man Can Resist10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks9 Heroes Of Popular Memes Then And Now10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithWho Earns More Than Ronaldo? The Blues offered Neymar a long-term contract, a new car and a luxurious mansion in London, but he rejected the approach. Chelsea then launched another bid for the player three years later and attempted to persuade Neymar by saying that he would have a similar role to famous basketball star Michael Jordan and leave a similar legacy as Jordan did at the Chicago Bulls. read also:Neymar was Real Madrid president’s “dream signing” Neymar however had already committed his future to Barcelona. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Chelsea made unsuccessful attempts to sign Neymar from Santos ahead of his move to Barcelona, it has emerged. Loading… Diario Sport cite a report from The Athletic which details the West London club’s unsuccessful attempt to land the Brazilian star before his move to Camp Nou in the summer of 2013. Michael Emenalo, the former technical director of Chelsea, travelled to Brazil in the summer of 2010 to try and put together a package for the upcoming teenage star, who was aged 14 at the time.Advertisementlast_img read more

Callahan rides rim to Dubuque Speedway win

first_imgBy Jerry MackeyDUBUQUE, Iowa (July 9) – Joel Callahan impressed in winning Sunday’s Out-Pace Racing Prod­ucts IMCA Late Model main event at Dubuque Speedway.Callahan bolted to the front and immediately shoot to the top side of the track to set a blistering pace. He led the caution-free 25 lap race flag to flag in scoring the win ahead of Luke Merfeld and Jus­tin Kay.The Merfeld Brothers Automotive Modifieds again featured plenty of side-by-side racing. Jason Schueller advanced from his fourth row start and outraced Ryan DeShaw in scoring his second feature win of the 2017 season. Schueller used several lines around the multi-grooved track to get to the front. DeShaw ran second ahead of a fast closing Mark Schulte.Tyler Soppe topped the GSI Collision Specialists IMCA Northern SportMod feature. Soppe raced to the front from a fifth row start and went on to take the checkers ahead of Jerry Miles and Troy Bauer.Greg Gill scored the win in the Bakey Seamless Gutters IMCA Stock Cars by crossing the finish line ahead of Dustin Wilwert and Tim Schneider.last_img read more

Hansen completes Fall Nationals mission at RPM with $5,000 IMCA Modified payday

first_imgBy Mike Hughes HAYS, Kan. (Oct. 10-12) – John Hansen earned the biggest share of the weekend’s $60,000-plus purse when more than 230 race teams, representing 11 states and Canada, converged on RPM Speedway for the seventh annual Fall Nationals Oct. 10-12. Pole starter Hansen was a man on a mission in Saturday’s 40-lap IMCA Xtreme Modified feature, which included four former national champions in the star-studded lineup. Scott Drake and Dominic Ursetta swapped the lead early.Hansen took the lead on lap 14 and never looked back as he lapped half of the 24-car field en route to the win and a $5,000 check. The new Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier was followed by Ursetta, Eddie Belec, Drake and Jeremy Frenier. Mike Nichols led all 30 laps of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature to capture a $3,000 paycheck. Several cautions gave the field a chance but Nichols was dialed in and held off a stellar field for the victory.Jason Rogers chased Nichols most of the distance but had to settle for second, followed by Jeff Tubbs, Chris Adams and Josh Hudson. The 25-lap Karl Chevrolet Northern Sport Mod feature was close early between Tyler Frye and Greg Metz. Frye led the first three laps before Metz took charge briefly. The caution waved on lap four and Frye shot past Metz on the restart and held on for his career fourth Fall Nationals championship and a $2,000 winner’s check.Metz, Clay Sellard, Daniel Gottschalk and Trenton Kleweno completed the top five.Ron Wehling took the lead from Kyle Bond on lap two of the 20-lap IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature and led the rest of the distance to pick up the victory and a $1,000 payday. The lone caution waved on lap six. Brandon Beeter finished second, followed by Jesse VanLaningham, Jamie Songer and Eric Ross. On Thursday, Lanny Bolton and Monte Honas swapped the Mach-1 Sport Compact point before Mitch Bolton took the lead and led the remaining distance for the win. Lanny Bolton finished second, followed by Josh Modde, Honas and Zach Olmstead.Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. John Hansen; 2. Dominic Ursetta; 3. Eddie Belec; 4. Scott Drake; 5. Jeremy Frenier; 6. Cody Gearhart; 7. Johnny Saathoff; 8. Jesse Sobbing; 9. Dylan Sherfick; 10. David Murray Jr.; 11. Brendon Gemmill; 2. Hunter Marriott; 13. Kyle Rohleder; 14. Jason Schoenberger; 15. Regan Tafoya; 16. Jeremy Zorn; 17. Greg Gustus; 18. Jesse Taylor; 19. Mike Petersilie; 20. Jack Sartain; 21. Travis Sherfick; 22. Jordan Grabouski; 23. Matt Gilbertson; 24. Michael Wadel. Stock Cars – 1. Mike Nichols; 2. Jason Rogers; 3. Jeff Tubbs; 4. Chris Adams; 5. Josh Hudson; 6. Nick Tubbs; 7. Lance Borgman; 8. Bruce Plumisto; 9. Mark Zorn; 10. Tyler Tipton; 11. Casey Woken; 12. B.J. Wagoner; 13. Eric Munoz; 14. Andrew Altenburg; 15. Terry Cunningham; 16. Randy Dowell; 17. Brendon Eilts; 18. Angel Munoz; 19. Elijah Zevenbergen; 20. Chris Heim; 21. Perry Misner; 22. Kyle Vanover; 23. Jordan Grabouski; 24. Arnold Williams. Northern Sport Mods – 1. Tyler Frye; 2. Greg Metz; 3. Clay Sellard; 4. Daniel Gottschalk; 5. Trenton Kleweno; 6. Dustin Daniels; 7. Tyler Sutton; 8. Jake Krone; 9. Ben Kates; 10. Mason Daughters; 11. Jon Plowman; 12. Nick Dieter; 13. Blaine Walt; 14. Kurtis Pihl; 15. Austin Carter; 16. Zach Schultz; 17. Austin Walker; 18. Brendon Damon; 19. Bryan Herrick; 20. Cody Pancake; 21. Darick Lamberson; 22. Josh Appel; 23. Bryan Harkness; 24. Dillon Schultz. Hobby Stocks – 1. Ron Wehling; 2. Brandon Beeter; 3. Jesse VanLaningham; 4. Jamie Songer; 5. Eric Ross; 6. Sterling Sorenson; 7. Garrett Hager; 8. Jason Fusselman; 9. Brock Beeter; 10. G.W. Fuller; 11. Kurt Hansen; 12. Cody Davis; 13. Jeromy Wagner; 14. Brian Stich; 15. Daniel Irwin; 16. Austin Davis; 17. Kyle Bond; 18. Jake Pemberton; 19. Brady Weinman; 20. Darren Unrein; 21. Russ Specht; 22. Gary Goudy Sr.; 23. Luke Pfannenstiel; 24. Mike Traskowsky.Sport Compacts – 1. Mitch Bolton; 2. Lanny Bolton; 3. Monte Honas; 5. Zach Olmstead; 6. Kirk Pfannenstiel; 7. Madison Reed; 8. Andrew Soderlund; 9. Madison Reed; 10. Tanner Chapin; 11. Jacob Olmstead.last_img read more

MSOC : Syracuse keeps composure while Cincinnati crumbles in Orange win

first_img Published on October 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Rachel: rnmarcus@syr.edu Nick Roydhouse stood near Cincinnati’s goal with his head in front of the faces of the Cincinnati goalkeeper and a few Bearcat players. With the game tied and UC on the verge of losing its cool, Roydhouse went to a tactic he’s used multiple times this season — getting inside his opponents’ minds.‘There’s no need for me to stand in front of him,’ Roydhouse said, ‘but it helped slow the game down. It got them losing their heads.’Roydhouse knew Cincinnati could crack at any second. Moments earlier — in the 50th minute — the Bearcats bench was issued yellow and red cards. The referee told a Cincinnati assistant to ‘be quiet or you’re leaving.’ The assistant chose the latter. In a game in which Cincinnati failed to keep its cool and unraveled in the second half, Syracuse (3-10-1, 1-5-1 Big East) maintained composure to pull away for a 4-2 win.Following the confrontation in front of the goal, Roydhouse again remained cool midway through the second half. After getting tangled with Cincinnati’s Matt Remaley, Roydhouse received a free kick. There he stood at midfield, hands on his hips, waiting patiently to take the kick while Remaley argued with the referee.Syracuse’s patience would pay off just minutes later when SU forward Lars Muller scored the first of his team’s three straight goals. It was a game that featured two bottom-dwelling teams in desperate need of points in the Big East’s Red Division.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTensions were high, and the Bearcats committed 13 fouls on the night compared to only seven for SU.‘They were like us,’ SU head coach Ian McIntyre said. ‘At this time, there’s a few teams scrapping for the final couple of playoff spots, and the team winning this game realized they would get a step up on the remaining two games. And now, it’s been a while, but we finally get ourselves off of the bottom of the Red Division.’With both teams going scoreless in the first half and then trading goals early in the second half, another stalemate seemed imminent. But while the Bearcats succumbed to their emotions, SU countered with focus and an unusual burst of offense unseen in McIntyre’s tenure.With the game tied 1-1, junior midfielder Mark Brode entered the game in his first action since spraining his ankle against Pittsburgh on Oct. 1. Brode provided a veteran presence that would aid SU in its run of three straight goals. His experience in Big East play helped SU keep its cool during a run when the Orange completely demoralized Cincinnati, McIntyre said.‘Coach tells us in the beginning we have to be classy soccer players,’ Brode said. ‘So I think that probably helped. We weren’t getting crazy when we were tied 1-1. We were a better side, and we could have easily kind of snowballed by not playing our game against a team like that. But we ended up pulling it out.’Being up in the game certainly didn’t hurt. Despite having played just 48 hours earlier in a weather-delayed game against Rutgers, SU was able to put the loss to the Scarlet Knights aside and make the Bearcats appear to be the more tired team.With more than a one-goal lead, SU played with confidence. The Orange wasn’t looking for ways to score a goal. It wasn’t in desperation mode. Syracuse was able to turn the tables on Cincinnati and make the Bearcats lose their composure.‘We tried really hard to keep our heads and not get involved in what they were doing,’ Roydhouse said. ‘And at the end of the day, you don’t act like that if you’re winning and if you’re playing well. That’s what the difference was. We were playing good and were on top of them. And that’s why they were getting frustrated.’Toward the end of the game, with SU up 4-2, there was another scuffle, this time in front of the Syracuse net. But for the Orange, it wouldn’t matter. SU proved its ability to take over a match with its strong play rather than uncontrolled emotion.And for Roydhouse, his acts of messing with the opposing team are all in good fun. So long as it keeps his team fired up and frustrates the opponent.‘It’s just to annoy them,’ Roydhouse said. ‘It’s nothing personal. I still shook their hands after the game and wished them well.’rnmarcus@syr.edu Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

MBB : Last time they played: Ohio State 79, Syracuse 65

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 23, 2012 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Thad Matta briefly panicked.The Ohio State head coach watched helplessly as Donte Greene banked in a 3 to give Syracuse a lead three minutes into the game.‘I thought, ‘My Gosh, we’re in for a long night,’ Matta said to The Daily Orange.But the Buckeyes bounced back. That was the first and last 3 the Orange hit in the first half. No. 17 Syracuse floundered on the offensive and defensive ends of the court on Nov. 11, 2007 as OSU upended the inexperienced Orange 79-65 in the semifinals of the NIT Tipoff tournament at Madison Square Garden.SU made 20 percent of its attempts from long range and shot just 36.2 percent from the field. In its previous three games, Syracuse connected on 46.7 percent of its shots.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘I think a couple of our young guys tried to do a little too much,’ SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. ‘I think this was a learning experience coming down here, that we got a lot of things to learn about our team.’Point guard Jonny Flynn accounted for five of SU’s 20 missed 3-pointers and finished without scoring a point. He provided just two assists while turning the ball over three times.  The Buckeyes, however, were able to penetrate throughout the game, finishing with 32 points in the paint. Freshman center Kosta Koufos led all scorers with 24 points.The Orange switched back and forth between zone and man-to-man defense, but failed to find consistent success.‘We’re playing both defenses because neither one is that good really,’ Boeheim said. ‘We started out in zone and we were just didn’t get really any coverage at all and they made a couple 3’s … and then our man was at best, spotty.’The Orange had chances to regain momentum in the second half. But Flynn and Greene both missed outside attempts with a chance to tie the game.‘You get the wide open shots. You get the silly, cheap turnovers,’ Flynn said. ‘I let my team down today.’While SU missed its open shots in the second half, the Buckeyes connected. OSU canned five consecutive treys in six minutes to extend its lead to 15 with nearly seven minutes left.Jamar Butler capped the run with one of his four 3s for Ohio State. The Buckeyes made 9-of-11 attempts from downtown for the game.Greene finished with a team-high 21 points while Eric Devendorf, Arinze Onuaku and Paul Harris tallied 10-plus points apiece.But it wasn’t enough for the Orange as the Buckeyes handed SU a 14-point loss.‘I think we were just a little too impatient,’ Boeheim said. ‘I think when we were patient we got the ball inside just fine. … When we were patient we got some pretty good looks, and we got some good looks from the 3-point line that I would take, we just didn’t knock them down.’-Compiled by Stephen Bailey, asst. copy editor, sebail01@syr.edulast_img read more

Tipp’s National Camogie Senior Championship game called off

first_imgTipperary’s National Senior Camogie League game has been called off following a pitch inspection at the Ragg this morning.Tipperary were due to take on Offaly this afternoon in their second game of the campaign.Tipp knocked Offaly out of the the Senior Championship the last time the sides met in 2017. Photo © Tipp FM Tipperary lost out last weekend in a one point defeat to Wexford in the opening game of their league campaign.last_img