Milwaukee teachers, students, parents march against cuts

first_imgPhoto: Milwaukee Teachers Education AssociationHundreds of members of the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association, students and community supporters protested in Milwaukee April 18 to end cuts to K-12 and higher education, protest toxic testing and charter schools, and demand adequate resources and services for teachers, staff, students and communities.The April 18 demonstration is part of a series of mass protests since January when Gov. Scott Walker unveiled his 2015-17 austerity budget. They are a continuation of the people’s occupation of the state Capitol in 2011. The effects of the 2013-2015 state budget, which included the largest cuts to public education in Wisconsin history, are now painfully felt in every city, town and village. The vast majority of the state’s poor and working people are demanding: Hands off public education!The 2015-17 proposed austerity budget, like the previous one, attacks every sector of the working class and oppressed, including environmental and prevailing wage laws, unemployment insurance, FoodShare benefits, senior care, project labor agreements and public education. Wall Street organizations such as Americans For Prosperity, American Legislative Exchange Council and the Heritage Foundation are fast attempting to eviscerate progressive Wisconsin laws won decades ago through mass struggle.On behalf of Wall Street, Walker is now proposing at least a $300 million cut to the 26-campus, world-renowned University of Wisconsin System. He also wants to sever the system from legislative control and replace it with a “public authority” body. Although Walker hasn’t revealed specifics, research suggests the governor would appoint all board members of the public authority, leading to even more privatization of the UW System.Supporters of public education have grave concerns about how these moves would affect state employees. Once jobs are outsourced to private employers at below-poverty wages and inferior or no benefits, those workers would not be eligible for state pensions and health care systems. That would destroy the civil service system and strip tens of thousands of employees of hard-won rights.The proposed budget cuts would also impose hardships on working-class students, students of color, women and lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer students who already faced tuition increases under both Democratic and Republican administrations. Now the UW System faces limited academic offerings, program closures and staff layoffs.Education is a human right!But faculty, staff, students and community supporters of the UW System are not accepting these austerity cuts. The proposals have sparked resistance at UW campuses and beyond statewide.Protests have been mounted by such organizations as UW Students Against Education Cuts, the UWM Coalition of Progressive Organizations, United Council, Youth Empowered in the Struggle and numerous faculty senates. Unions such as American Federation of Teachers and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which represents UW System faculty and state employees, and a wide array of labor, community and African-American organizations are coalescing to beat back these attacks.Youth and student led protests have taken place at UW Green Bay, UW Stevens Point, UW Madison, UW Milwaukee, UW Eau Claire and other campuses. More are being organized. Solidarity is being built among many struggles, including public education, low-wage workers, the fight against police terror and union busting.Ben Herrenbruck, a student at the Milwaukee Area Technical College and a member of Fight Imperial­ism, Stand Together (FIST), is participating in many of these protests.“Education is a human right and should be free. The bankers, corporate thieves and their political servants fear us … around this slogan because it suggests a fundamental connection among various struggles. More are beginning to realize that austerity in education has the same root cause as other attacks, including police terror against Black, Brown and other oppressed peoples; union busting; low-wages; and imperialist war. The root cause is capitalism. As our resistance takes on an increasingly anti-capitalist character, it’s possible to form bonds of solidarity with all sectors of the 99% against the common enemy, Wall Street.”For more information, visit, and thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

PVC Fall Sports All-stars Named

first_img Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Bio Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 ELLSWORTH — The 2011 Penobscot Valley Conference All-star teams for fall sports include a host of Hancock County athletes.Soccer, Class BJosh Bean and Kyle Haslam of the Ellsworth Eagles were named Players of the Year, and Brian Higgins of Ellsworth is Coach of the Year.Boys’ First Team all-stars include Bean, Ben Curtis, Haslam and Thomas Sawyer of the Ellsworth Eagles and Nick Shaw of the Mount Desert Island Trojans.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBoys’ Second Team all-stars include Mike Curtis and Nick Holt of Ellsworth and Cai John of MDI.Maks Grover of Ellsworth received honorable mention.Girls’ First Team all-stars include Emily Berry and Cristin Wright of Ellsworth.Girls’ Second Team all-stars include Annika Firestone of Ellsworth and Hannah Shaw of MDI.Kaiti Kinney of Ellsworth received honorable mention.Soccer, Class CBoys’ First Team all-stars include Gabe O’Brien of the Sumner Tigers, Ben Olivari and Ben Plohr of the George Stevens Academy Eagles and Mat Swazey of the Bucksport Golden Bucks.Boys’ Second Team all-stars include Joey Malloy of Sumner and Sam Stearns of Bucksport.Boys’ Third Team all-stars include Ryan Grindle and Bailey Graychase of Bucksport.Schuyler Van der Eb of GSA received honorable mention.Girls’ First Team all-stars include Mindy Pye and Sadie Wight of Bucksport.Girls’ Third Team all-stars include Maddie Theoharidis of GSA and Kaylie Trasko of Bucksport.Keira Eschete of Sumner received honorable mention.Soccer, Class DBoys’ First Team all-stars include Hayden Ciomei and Kevin Melanio of the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners.Girls’ First Team all-stars include Chelsea Brown, Janelle Ciomei and Paige Rollins of Deer Isle-Stonington.Named PVC Girls’ All-academic all-stars were Bailey Blair, Pye, Shelby Redman, Trasko and Wight of Bucksport; Esther Adams and Emily Cormier of Deer Isle-Stonington; Richelle Kane and Theoharidis of GSA; Emily Dunbar, Jennifer Kramp, Rebecca Petersen and Paige Speight of MDI; and Jamie Hoglund and Deanna Watson of Sumner.Named PVC boys’ All-academic all-stars were Silas Fitzgerald and Seth Raymond of Bucksport; Plohr and Van der Eb of GSA; John and Shaw of MDI; and Jessob Chipman, Malloy and O’Brien of Sumner.Cross-country, large schoolsBoys’ First Team all-stars include Dan Curts and Kody Holmes of the Ellsworth Eagles and William Fletcher of the Mount Desert Island Trojans.Boy’s Second Team all-stars include Robert Looker, Brayden Beardsley, Blake Pattengale, Frank King and Stephen Kirby of Ellsworth and Jon Sproule of MDI.Girls’ First Team all-stars include Aleta Looker of Ellsworth and Maggie Painter, Olivia Erickson, Isabel Erickson and Malia Demers of MDI.Girls’ Second Team all-stars include Lauren Barkhouse and Mallory Nightingale of Ellsworth and Rachel McMinimy, Waylon Henggeler and Rebecca Planchart of MDI.Cross-country, small schoolsBoys’ First Team all-stars include Taylor Lee of the Sumner Tigers and River Ploufe Vogel of the George Stevens Academy Eagles.Boys’ Second Team all-stars include Brandon Wade of Sumner and Robin Doyle of the Bucksport Golden Bucks.Girls’ First Team all-stars include Nelly Winship, Olivia Ekelund and Avalon Langevin of Bucksport and Nicole Bakeman of GSA.Girls’ Second Team all-stars include Lakota Bowen, Amanda Moir, Madison Cole, Cedar Slagle and Ramsay Williamson of GSA and Chloe Stubbs of Bucksport.Named to the All-Academic Cross-country team were Pattengale, Barkhouse, Nightingale and Belle Vachon of Ellsworth and Winship and Langevin of Bucksport.GolfClass B boys’ all-stars include Greg Martin and Brandan Albee of Ellsworth and Ben Walls of MDI.Class C boys’ all-stars include Sam Grindle and Connor Morey of the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners and Jasper Adam and Alex Heilner of GSA.All-Academic Golf team members include Albee and Tyler Beardsley of Ellsworth, Southerd Steer of GSA and Brianna Fernandez of Sumner. Fenceviewer Staff Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Latest Posts Town report wins award – October 11, 2014last_img read more

‘Liverpool fans love Klopp so they’ll back Karius next year’

first_imgLoris Karius will be backed by Liverpool’s support next season because the Anfield club’s fans adore Jurgen Klopp and will support any decision he makes as manager.Karius, the goalkeeper, has come under fire since the two horrendous mistakes he made in the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.There have been suggestions Karius will be replaced as Liverpool’s No1 this summer, with the 24-year-old German either staying on Merseyside as the club’s backup glovesman or leaving to seek first-team football elsewhere.In the immediate aftermath of the match Karius was the subject of death threats on social media, and Liverpool fans were calling for their club to get rid of him as soon as possibleBut John Barnes, a legend at Anfield, believes Karius will be backed by Liverpool’s support next season as long as Klopp backs his keeper.Barnes told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “The good thing is the Liverpool fans love Jurgen Klopp so much that if Klopp backs him [Karius], the fans will back him.“It is the question as to whether he will have that confidence and that personality and that character to come back from the mistake.“Look at [Dejan] Lovren against Tottenham, when he got hooked off after 29 minutes after not playing very well. Jurgen Klopp put him back in the team the very next game and the fans back him, because they love Jurgen so much they back his decisions.“So it’s not a question of if the fans will back him; if Jurgen Klopp backs him the fans will back him.“It’s a question of whether Karius has the character to come back after that.”Doctors revealed on Monday that Karius suffered a concussion during the final, after a clash with Real captain Sergio Ramos; Ramos was pushed into the goalkeeper by Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk, and footage appears to show him catching Karius with his elbow.Even though this claim has been made by medical experts, Barnes is of the opinion that it doesn’t really change anything.“He got a bit of a knock to the head so maybe he was concussed… but they lost,” he continued.“I mean, can we replay the game then? What does it really mean?“In terms of maybe understanding the third goal, yes it went through his hands, but I mean, the first one throwing it down…”last_img read more

Discover Milwaukee’s Neighborhoods GeoTour

first_img SharePrint RelatedGeoTour Spotlight: West Bend Four Seasons GeoTour (GT40)March 23, 2017In “GeoTours”West Bend Four Seasons GeoTourSeptember 18, 2015In “GeoTours”Randers GeoTour of Denmark (GT81)January 24, 2019In “GeoTours” Milwaukee is the big city of little neighborhoods, and the best way to discover them all is on this GeoTour: “Explore Milwaukee’s Neighborhoods.”GeoTour: Discover Milwaukee’s NeighborhoodsLocation: Milwaukee, WisconsinNumber of Favorite Points: 92Why Milwaukee is a great place to visit:Milwaukee offers a variety of fun attractions to explore. Take a stroll along the lakefront, visit one of 17 museums, indulge in delicacies at a downtown dining spot or relax at one of Milwaukee’s famous breweries.Best time of year to visit:Visit Milwaukee during the summer! Plan a trip June through September to enjoy the city’s live performances, brewery tours, museum exhibits and countless cultural festivals. Milwaukee is the proud home of Summerfest, the world’s largest outdoor music festival along the shores of Lake Michigan in late June and early July.The Milwaukee Art Museum welcomes visitors to Milwaukee and offers endless fun for adults and children alike. It is easy to make a stop here: geocaches are hidden in the surrounding neighborhoods!Must-see attractions:Don’t miss the Milwaukee Art Museum, a must-see tourist destination. Designed by famous architect Santiago Calatrava, the museum graces the city’s skyline with large wings that welcome tourists into the beautiful, vibrant metropolis. The museum holds more than 30,000 permanent pieces of art and features traveling exhibits year-round. Perfect for art fans, adults and children alike, the Milwaukee Art Museum is perhaps the most iconic architectural site in the historic city of Milwaukee.Hidden Gems:Check out Safe House, a spy-themed restaurant complete with secret passageways, spy games and mysterious twists and turns. The catch? Guests must uncover the password to be allowed into the restaurant!What geocachers are saying about about Milwaukee Neighborhoods GeoTour:“Hello from Chicago! We took a day trip up to the Third Ward and River walk. We enjoyed the art festival and the public market. Beautiful day to explore your city. Thank you for including this neighborhood on the geo tour.” –Les Is MoreThis geocache (GC4AJ5Q) will take you through Brady Street in Milwaukee’s East Side.“My birthday trip to Milwaukee was an epic day with 20 caches. We got all the info we needed for the Milwaukee GeoTour series and grabbed a few other caches along the way. The weather could not have been any nicer and the scenery and company were awesome. I didn’t want the day to come to an end. What a great city! What a great day!” –Mike*E“We had heard great things about the Milwaukee Neighborhoods GeoTour, and the series did not disappoint. Thanks VISIT Milwaukee for great hides and for really informative cache pages. Can’t wait to come back to finish the series. This is a beautiful city!” –R.C.TellsAdditional Information:Interested in exploring Milwaukee during your stay? Check out for suggestions.Note: All the above information was provided by the GeoTour host. Copy has been edited by Geocaching HQ.Milwaukee’s Neighborhoods GeoTour takes visitors through 15 fun neighborhoods, each with hidden gems, restaurants and attractions to offer. The lakefront geocache (GC4AGA8) will take you there.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Where This Years Playoff Aces Rank In Franchise History

We’ve already seen some mighty impressive displays of pitching prowess in this year’s postseason, including Chicago Cubs hurler Jake Arrieta’s complete game shutout in the National League wild-card game last week and New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom’s seven-inning, 13-strikeout performance against the L.A. Dodgers on Friday. Not only have these performances been dominating, but a few of them even rank among the best playoff starts in their franchises’ histories.We can measure this using Game Score, a statistic that summarizes a pitcher’s value using his innings pitched, strikeouts, walks, hits and runs allowed. For each active playoff team, here are the best postseason starts since 19511The modern era of Retrosheet’s database files. (as rated by Game Score), with red dots denoting each franchise’s top game score of the time period and blue dots marking the best of this year.2We are considering only game scores greater than 70, in years since 1951, using data from’s Play Index. Teams whose best 2015 starts are below 70 don’t have blue dots in the chart. For a group of franchises all vying for baseball’s greatest prize, there’s been a pretty wide spread in the quality of their postseason pitching over the years. The Cubs are a case in point: Arrieta’s sublime showing in the play-in game rates as the single best game score in franchise history,3Including games outside of the sample we analyzed, going back to 1903. which is why the Cubs’ dot is purple. But that wasn’t exactly a high bar to clear. Chicago, like the Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals, hasn’t traditionally benefited from great starting pitching in the postseason.Meanwhile, franchises such as the Texas Rangers, headlined by Cliff Lee’s superb 2010 playoff run, and the Mets, with Tom Seaver dominating in 1969 and 1973, have been buoyed by plenty of masterful postseason starts over the years. And the single best postseason Game Score ever produced for these franchises belongs to the St. Louis Cardinals, in the form of Bob Gibson’s 1968 World Series Game 1 shutout (which featured an absurd 17 strikeouts against only one walk).Every team hopes to get that kind of transcendent pitching in the playoffs, though many of this year’s playoff teams have never seen anything close. But with the array of Cy Young candidates on the remaining teams, we may yet see a performance to rival Gibson’s famous start and rewrite a team’s postseason record book in the process. read more

Mens basketball Ohio State players offer NBA comparisons for themselves

OSU junior forward Keita Bates-Diop (33), redshirt junior guard Kam Williams (15), sophomore guard C.J. Jackson (3) and senior forward Marc Loving (2) celebrate a call during the Buckeyes 78-68 win over Navy on Nov. 11. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorComing off a disappointing 2016-2017 season, a coaching change and considerable roster turnover, it is fair to say there is uncertainty surrounding the Ohio State men’s basketball team. When asked to compare themselves to NBA players, the Buckeyes answered candidly, giving fans a better sense of what to expect from the roster.Senior forward Jae’Sean Tate, redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop and sophomore forward/center Micah Potter quickly referenced NBA champions and All-Stars when asked for their comparisons.Micah Potter“[Cleveland Cavaliers forward] Kevin Love,” Potter responded without hesitation.“I’m a big white guy that can shoot and I like to rebound,” Potter said. “I think that’s pretty self-explanatory.”Potter added that he has the capability to throw full-court outlet passes like the ones Love has patented in his career. He said he will have to prove his ability in practice before throwing the long passes in a game, but he is confident in the athletic abilities of his teammates to run the floor, catch the ball and convert the exciting play.Jae’Sean TateAlthough the big man from Cleveland proudly compared himself to a champion and four-time All-Star in Love, Tate reluctantly compared himself to a two-time NBA champion and All-Star.“Everybody’s gonna say [Golden State Warriors forward] Draymond Green,” Tate said. “I mean, that’s an honor. It’s a great compliment, so I guess I got to go with him.”The comparison to Green stems from the fact both he and Tate are undersized forwards whose versatility allows them to defend multiple positions and make plays all over the floor. Potter agreed wholeheartedly when asked about Tate’s comparison to Green, who earned 2017 NBA Defensive Player of the Year.“That one is 100 percent true,” Potter said.Tate said he knows that comparison has accuracy, but prefers to think of himself otherwise. “I would rather be a [Cleveland Cavaliers guard] Dwyane Wade, but I know I’m not there,” Tate said while flashing a smile.Tate said he has been working on his jump shot and ball handling, but knows he has a long way to go to resemble Wade, a 12-time All-Star and three-time champion who many regard as one of the best to ever play.Keita Bates-DiopUnlike Tate, Bates-Diop said he best compares to one of his favorite players.“Probably also my favorite — [San Antonio Spurs forward] Kawhi [Leonard],” Bates-Diop said. “Just because he’s pretty quiet and just goes about his business pretty much.”Bates-Diop said he does not need a lot of dribbling to make plays offensively, similar to Leonard. He also said he is ready to step up and make impact plays of the defensive side of the floor —  much like Leonard, who is a two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year.Kam WilliamsPotter, Tate and Bates-Diop might have thought about comparing themselves to players at the highest level before, but it was clear fifth-year senior shooting guard Kam WIlliams and junior point guard C.J. Jackson had given less thought to the comparisons given their hesitation to answer. Williams labored over the question for a while as he pondered which players best resemble his game.“[Houston Rockets guard] Eric Gordon,” Williams eventually said.He compared Gordon’s 3-point shooting ability and improved pick-and-roll playmaking to his own. Over his career, Williams has shot a solid 39 percent on 3-pointers and said he has been working on his ability to handle the ball in pick-and-roll situations. Williams hopes to break out like Gordon did in 2017 when he finished fourth in 3-point field goals and won Sixth Man of the Year. C.J. JacksonJackson, perhaps the quietest player on the team, did not immediately compare himself to an NBA All-Star. “I don’t think I can choose one person,” Jackson said. “I try to get a little bit of everyone’s game ’cause obviously you can’t play like a specific person. You just kinda pick little things here and there — what you can do, what you like out of each player.”The junior point guard said he enjoys watching all guards play and specifically observes the intricacies of what makes Isaiah Thomas, Kyrie Irving, Steph Curry and John Wall so successful. But to Jackson, a guard does not have to be an NBA All-Star to grab his attention.“It doesn’t really matter the level either,” Jackson said. “You can learn from high school guys.” read more

Manchester United get a reality check

first_imgAccording to manager Ole Gunnar Solsjaer, today’s defeat against Paris Saint-Germain will be a reality check for them.Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe scored to lift French Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain to a 2-0 win over English Premier League side Manchester United.And for Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, this was a reality check for the until-then unbeaten team.United managed to win nine of their first 10 matches, drawing once.And now they have one defeat too.“You can’t lay down and say it’s over,” Solskjaer told the BBC.“We are going to have to go down there, believe in ourselves, play a good game and improve from today obviously.”“Today was a kind of a reality check on the level of the top teams,” he commented.“We had quality players come on, but they gave us something and let’s hope they are not too serious,” he said about Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial who were subbed out injured.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“They are muscle injuries, we have to wait a couple of days.”“You can see that we’ve not played games at this level for a while, we will have to learn from this experience,” he continued.“It was one of those experiences that can go either way, it’s not going to be a season-defining one for us. It has to be one that we are going to learn from.”United will now play against Chelsea in the FA Cup Fifth Round on Monday while hosting first-place Liverpool on Sunday in English Premier League action.The second leg of their UEFA Champions League series against PSG will be on March 6th in Paris, France.Ole: “It’s not going to be a season-defining one for us. It has to be one that we’re going to learn from.” #MUFC #UCL— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 12, 2019last_img read more