Pandemics have a way of fomenting social revolutions

first_imgThe following is a slightly edited talk given during the Workers World Party webinar “What Road to Socialism?” on May 16.Welcome everyone to this important national meeting of Workers World Party. I wish we could be meeting in person, but dire circumstances make that impossible. So we have to have this digital meeting. But that doesn’t mean we can’t accomplish a great deal.Larry HolmesI’m sure that most of you are thinking about what the next week will bring. Can you get back to some normal routine? How many people will die and suffer? Or maybe you’re wondering what the next two months will bring. That’s very human.But it’s important to look at what’s happening from a historical perspective. It’s important to remember that pandemics, especially ones the size of the pandemic the planet is contending with now, have a way of fomenting social revolutions. The most oppressed of the planet’s population get angry because of the already terrible conditions, in addition to the bad conditions that the pandemic imposes on them, and then become ready to revolt. This is especially true if the dominant system is a decrepit, decaying system that really just needs a good kick to push it into the trash bins of history.The bubonic plague of the 14th and 15th centuries played a big role in arousing the peasantry in the struggle to end feudalism. One pandemic that some of you may know a little bit about is the 1918 influenza. A very bad, very deadly pandemic. It is believed to have killed somewhere between 50 and 100 million people, including three-quarters of a million people in this country. And that was at a time when the population of the U.S. was about 105 million.That pandemic did not have the same impact on the economy that the present one is having for a number of reasons. Perhaps the most important reason is that that was during World War I, the first global imperialist war, and most of the U.S. economy was directed toward the war. All the working class was directed toward war production.That’s different than now. It’s primarily weapon systems and bombs that imperialism makes now. That buffers the economy to a certain extent. Also, U.S. imperialism had an advantage. Europe was devastated by World War I; the U.S. was not. As a matter of fact, what the war did was begin to push U.S. imperialism into position so that it would ultimately grasp the capitalist system in a big way and become the leading imperialist power.Pandemic and economic depressionMedical science 100 years ago was undeveloped by comparison to today, so the expectation of people about what government and medicine could do to protect them was completely different than what it is now. This current pandemic will be viewed historically — this is a turning point in the decline of U.S. imperialism and world capitalism.No matter what happens to the pandemic — whether a vaccine is discovered, whether we even have more tests (which people are so frustrated about) — that’s not going to change what this pandemic and the economic crisis that existed before it is doing to the global capitalist economy. There’s still going to be a worldwide depression — the unemployment and all the misery and suffering – and part of that is going to be permanent.Why? Because this pandemic has caused a permanent rupture at a time when all the scientific and technological achievements of capitalism — particularly of U.S. capitalism and all the wonderful integration of the economy based on globalization and technology — means very little. Because when people look at the economy and look at world capitalism and imperialism, they do not see strength. To the contrary, they see weakness. They see a system that is falling apart.This contradiction, more than any other contradiction in my lifetime, spells out that from now on, in a very clear and brutal way, capitalism is fighting socialism. The old, decrepit, dangerous system is fighting to block the birth of something new on a global level.If we had a socialist system, it would be absolutely no problem at all to shut down the economy as long as was necessary and advise people to shelter at home. They wouldn’t have to worry about losing jobs or losing food or whatever they need. It’s only under this degenerate, dying system that these greedy capitalists are freaking out. They’re demanding, “Open up the economy, send workers back to the factories. We don’t care if they get sick. We don’t care if they die; we need to make the profits.”That contradiction is very clear and very stark. The working class — all sectors of it — is being hit very hard. No sector is hit harder than Black and Brown workers, women and gender-oppressed, and LGBTQ2+ workers, the disabled — always the most oppressed of the working class. But that doesn’t exclude other sectors, who maybe a little while ago thought they were relatively “privileged.” They’re finding that those privileges are blowing away in the wind.Working class is fighting backWorkers are not just freaking out. They’re doing that, as we all are. But they’re fighting back. They’re angry. They’re saying: “No, we don’t want to go to a plant or a factory or some workplace where we will get sick and maybe die.” There are tremendous, militant, glorious wildcat walkouts and strikes, not only in this country but around the world.There’s a tremendous strike going on in Washington state now of farmworkers, the most oppressed of all workers, migrant workers. It’s important for us to understand that, because of this militancy, this workers’ rebellion is going to grow. Workers are going to need help in order to organize themselves in a way that they’ve never been organized since the 1930s. They’re depending upon the help of revolutionaries like us, socialists and communists, who are dedicated to the working class — not to tell them what to do, not to substitute ourselves for them, but to help them in every way we can.We are Workers World Party. Our name says it all. We exist to help our class in any way that we can to liberate themselves.I think that one of the big lessons of the Bernie Sanders campaign and the Jeremy Corbyn campaign in Britain — good, important, progressive campaigns in many respects that had a lot of support — is that even with the support they had, they were not grounded in the struggle of the workers. They may have put forward demands, universal health care and other good things that we all support, but they weren’t in the workers’ struggles.Now people who were supporting them on both sides of the Atlantic are realizing that the next thing we have to do is to ensure that our struggle is grounded in the working class — that it’s part of the working class getting organized, getting powerful, becoming independent of bourgeois parties and fighting on its own. Without that, electoral campaigns will have little meaning in the progress of a struggle.I’m very proud, and members of my generation are very proud, about what we were able to accomplish. I’ve been in the struggle for almost a half a century. My comrades and I fought against the racist, imperialist Vietnam War. We sided with the Vietnamese. We supported liberation movements from Palestine to South Africa to Puerto Rico. We supported Malcolm X, the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation struggle. We supported the struggle of women to free themselves from patriarchal oppression. We solidarized ourselves with the struggle of LGBTQ2+ comrades and that entire community to free themselves from oppression. We supported the struggle of people with disabilities.We struggle with the youth and the Black and Brown workers who are the targets of racism and national oppression. We’ve tried to intervene in the workers’ movement, sometimes very effectively. And we’re proud of it. But we are not the ones who decide exclusively what we can accomplish during our lifetime. Events and conditions decide that.I’m speaking now predominantly to young comrades and friends. You have a different role because of what is happening now and because of this crisis that the world is entering — that capitalism is entering into. There is the possibility that in your generation, you may actually be able to bring capitalism to its end — but this is not guaranteed.I want you to think about this and meditate on it and relate to it. If you’re serious, if you’re bold, if you have the patience, if you have the staying power, then that’s one thing the older generation can give you. We may have made mistakes, and there may be some things we didn’t see. But we had staying power. That’s why many of us are still here. After the better part of half a century, we get that.That’s worth a lot. If you get that, you just may be able to accomplish revolutionary things in your lifetime.Don’t leave it for other generations, if you can accomplish it now.Long live our party, long live the socialist revolution, and good health to all of you.Holmes is the First Secretary of Workers World Party and a theoretical contributor to WW newspaper. He met the party through the American Servicemen’s Union and joined the party as an antiwar GI.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Bottom of Horned Frogs’ lineup propels them to 7-1 victory

first_img ReddIt Twitter Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ ReddIt Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams Photo courtesy: GoFrogs.com TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Benton McDonald Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. Linkedin + posts Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello printNo. 20 TCU baseball defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff 7-1 Tuesday night.The Horned Frogs scored its seven runs on nine hits despite the top four hitters in their lineup combining for just one hit. The five, six and seven hitters: Michael Landestoy, A.J. Balta and Adam Oviedo would combine for seven hits and four RBI’s.The Horned Frogs opened up the scoring with a four-run bottom of the second that would put them in the driver’s seat for the rest of the night.Senior Michael Landestoys double in the bottom of the second opened up the scoring for TCU (Photo Courtesy of GoFrogs.com)Senior Michael Landestoy’s RBI double scored Josh Watson from first base for the first run of the game and freshman Adam Oviedo added another with a double that scored Landestoy from second.A groundout by freshman Coby Boulware would score A.J. Balta from third to extend the lead to three.Zach Humphreys would knock in the fourth and final run of the inning on another sacrifice groundout that scored Oviedo from third.TCU would add their fifth and sixth runs of the game after Oviedo singled to right, scoring Landestoy, who reached on a double, and Balta who reached on an infield single.Freshman Adam Oviedo finished with 3 RBI’s. (Photo Courtesy of GoFrogs.com)“Adam had a good night,” head coach Jim Schlossnagle said of the first-year. “Adam had the timely hits.”Oviedo finished the night 3-3 from the plate with three RBI’s.The team added its seventh and final run in the bottom of the eighth inning after a Zach Humphreys single scored Connor Shepherd from third.On the mound, true freshman Russell Smith made his fourth and most impressive start of the season. The lofty left-handed pitcher had six strikeouts in four-and-two-thirds innings pitched and surrendered zero earned runs.Schlossnagle complemented the freshman’s performance and acknowledged his improvement from a few months ago.“He got better at the end,” he said. “He’s not even close to the pitcher we had in the fall and spring.”He said that Smith’s performance in the fall and spring practices had him competing to be a regular weekend starter but a tentativeness, once the season began, has placed him behind the three veterans.“He’ll learn from that,” Schlossnagle said. “He just needs to learn from it soon.”Schlossnagle was satisfied with the team securing a win but understands they are far from where they want to be.“We’re just a tremendous work in progress,” he said. “There is not a phase of the game we don’t have to get better at.”Schlossnagle added that he was most alarmed with the team’s mental errors in areas such as base running and pitchers fielding abilities, things the coaching staff has stressed since the first day of practice.“Those are things that are hallmarks of our program,” he said. “We’re 18 games into the season, we shouldn’t see some of the things we’ve seen.”The Horned Frogs will look to continue its winning with a homestead stretch through the Big 12’s opening weekend. The team will take on Kansas State Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m in Fort Worth. Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases Twitter Facebook Previous articleTCU featured in Texas Rangers, FOX Sports Southwest’s University Days program for fifth consecutive seasonNext articleTCU Rifle earns 13 All-American honors Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Facebooklast_img read more

Second week of election campaign media monitoring – state radio and TV bias continues

first_img October 29, 2020 Find out more ————————————————————————————–MissionReporters Without Borders began monitoring the Ivorian media on 15 October and will continue to do so until the end of the presidential election. Its quantitative and qualitative monitoring is being carried out in Abidjan by a team of observers, who are evaluating the air-time that the public radio and TV stations allocate to the political parties and movements participating in the election. They are also evaluating the space allocated by the public-service daily Fraternité Matin and a number of privately-owned dailies. The aim is to ensure respect for the principle of fairness in the state media and balance in the privately-owned media.MethodologyReporters Without Borders is observing and measuring the air-time that the candidates get in all the French-language programmes relating to the elections on the public TV station La Première and the public radio station Radio Côte d’Ivoire (RCI). As regards the print media, it is measuring and comparing the column space that each candidate and their supporters and allies get in the public-service daily Fraternité Matin and in a number of privately-owned dailies: Le Nouveau Réveil, Le Patriote and Notre Voie during the first-round campaign, and L’Intelligent d’Abidjan, Soir Info and L’Inter during the second-round campaign. It is also carrying out a qualitative evaluation of the tone used by the journalists and media in their references to the candidates. Related documents Charts for week 2 (of 1st round)PDF – 154.69 KB Reporters Without Borders regrets that La Première (the state-owned broadcaster RTI’s main TV channel) and state-owned Radio Côte d’Ivoire (RCI) continued to give much more air-time to President Laurent Gbagbo than the other candidates during the second week of the campaign for the first round of Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election.This violated one of the rules set by the National Broadcasting Council (CNCA), under which the candidates should have received equal treatment from the public radio and TV stations.Respect for this rule is all the more important for upholding the general principle of equity because the CNCA has banned privately-owned non-commercial broadcast media, including TV stations based in the former rebel north, from broadcasting their own programmes about the election campaign.These media are limited to rebroadcasting the programmes broadcast by La Première and RCI: the “Campaign News Programmes” that are supposed to include a report of equal length about each candidate every two days, the campaign spots produced by the candidates themselves and the “Facing the voters” programme, which each day has been giving a different candidate 90 minutes to present their election platform. Overall, the rules of equal treatment are being respected in these special election programmes, but the ordinary news programmes, which are forbidden by the CNCA to cover the election campaign, are giving a great deal of coverage to Gbagbo’s activities as president. This violates the spirit of equal treatment and is giving him a big media advantage.Reporters Without Borders again deplores the fact that the CNCA did not conduct a lottery to determine the order in which the candidates appeared on “Facing the voters” and decided that President Gbagbo would appear last (the most advantageous position). The organization hopes that, during the second-round campaign, a debate will be held on La Première and RCI between the two winners of the first round. Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election News RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections Organisation Help by sharing this information Côte d’IvoireAfrica Côte d’IvoireAfrica Reports November 27, 2020 Find out morecenter_img News to go further Reporters Without Borders hails the conduct of the National Press Council (CNP), which has constantly monitored the print media’s campaign coverage in an impartial manner and has issued warnings to newspapers that violated professional ethics by their use of outrageous language and verbal excesses.The press freedom organization finally congratulates the campaign coverage provided by Fraternité Matin, which has fulfilled his duties as a public-service daily by giving its readers balanced and impartial coverage of the 14 candidates throughout the past two weeks and by contributing in a very positive way to a pluralist political debate. The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa October 16, 2020 Find out more October 29, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Second week of election campaign media monitoring – state radio and TV bias continues Charts in PDF version: News Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire Receive email alerts RSF_en last_img read more

Intelligence services tapped phones of 17 news agency journalists

first_img Receive email alerts May 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation News News The Lithuanian intelligence services tapped the phones of at least 17 journalists with Vilnius-based Baltic News Services (BNS) on a prosecutor’s orders in 2013 and 2014, it was learned this month. Officials also questioned journalists and seized computers in bid to identify source of leak. No official reason has so far been given but it was clearly prompted by a BNS story in October 2013 that was based on a leaked classified intelligence report about Russian political manoeuvring designed to destabilize the Lithuanian government.Shortly after the story’s publication, the police questioned six journalists, seized computers, and searched the home, car and garage of one of the journalists, who filed a complaint. As a result of the complaint, a Vilnius court ruled in December 2013 that the methods used by the intelligence services were illegal.In the same ruling, the court also ordered the judicial authorities to disclose the methods used to identify BNS’s source for the story. It was in compliance with this order that officials revealed the mass phone tapping on 17 June.In a joint response on 18 June, BNS editor Vaidotas Beniušis and director Jurga Eivaitė said: “Mass wiretapping of journalists’ conversations is a gross violation of freedom of the press and is absolutely unacceptable in a democratic country based on the rule of law. The procedural coercive measures were disproportional, could have threatened to reveal confidential sources of information and violated the privacy of BNS employees without a valid reason.”The recorded phone calls included conversations between BNS journalists and sources that had no relation to the leak investigation.On 19 June, President Dalia Grybauskaite asked parliament to take measures to protect journalists from such “Soviet measures” as phone tapping, searches, seizure of equipment and other forms of surveillance.Nonetheless, the government has done little to stop such abuses until now. Disciplinary proceedings should have been initiated against the prosecutor’s office in December, when BNS’s journalists were first questioned and their computers were confiscated. “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News Follow the news on Lithuania RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” RSF_en July 1, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Intelligence services tapped phones of 17 news agency journalists June 2, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information May 28, 2021 Find out more LithuaniaEurope – Central Asia to go further LithuaniaEurope – Central Asia last_img read more

President Arroyo urged to take energetic measures to end impunity

first_img On the eve of the sixth anniversary of the first killing of a journalist during Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s presidency, Reporters Without Borders wrote to Arroyo today urging her to take energetic measures to put an end to impunity for the murders of journalists.Slain on 24 February 2001, Muhammad Yusop was the first of many journalists to be killed since Arroyo became president. Reporters Without Borders is backing the national day of action against impunity organised by the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP).The anniversary has coincided with the publication of the findings of the Melo commission and an investigation by the United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings, Philip Alston. Everything points to the involvement of certain elements in the security forces in the murders of journalists and political activists.The letter called on President Arroyo to rapidly take the decisions that will enable the eradication of this kind of violence. “We are convinced that only way to consolidate the rule of law in the Philippines and to reinforce press freedom is to prosecute those responsible,” the organisation said. PhilippinesAsia – Pacific RSF_en Organisation February 16, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Philippines News May 3, 2021 Find out more News Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped to go furthercenter_img PhilippinesAsia – Pacific February 23, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 President Arroyo urged to take energetic measures to end impunity News June 1, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressalast_img read more

Caltech Biophysicist Ibrahim Cissé Awarded Vilcek Prize

first_imgPeople Caltech Biophysicist Ibrahim Cissé Awarded Vilcek Prize By WHITNEY CLAVIN, Caltech Published on Monday, March 29, 2021 | 2:55 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 83 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community Newscenter_img Subscribe Make a comment HerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeauty CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Ibrahim Cisse. Photo courtesy Vilcek Foundation/Ian Johns PhotographyProfessor of Physics Ibrahim Cissé has been named one of the 2021 recipients of the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science for “his use of super-resolution biological imaging to directly visualize the process of gene expression in living cells, and for his application of the physical sciences to RNA transcription to understand the behavior of biomolecules in living organisms,” according to the award citation.The Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Sciences are awarded annually to young immigrant scientists living and working in the United States “whose early-career work exemplifies outstanding scientific accomplishment, and presents a significant contribution to their field of study,” according to the Vilcek Foundation.Cissé was born and raised in Niger, Africa. He moved to the United States at age 17 to attend North Carolina Central University. “Having trained at a historically Black college was just an incredible way of learning to see and think about race, not just in America but also in Africa,” he said in his Vilcek Foundation’s profile. “It gave me the knowledge and that empowerment that, no matter what adversity I was going to face, it is important to move forward in a way that will empower others and create opportunity for others.”Cissé, who joined the Caltech faculty earlier this year, is an expert in the imaging of single molecules in living cells. He brings the power of physics to the study of biological problems, such as the mechanisms by which RNA polymerase enzymes decode DNA into messenger RNAs, which are then translated into proteins. His work probes the fundamental workings of cells but also has applications in diseases such as Parkinson’s, ALS, and Alzheimer’s. More Cool Stuff Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

Addict threatened to stab and shoot Limerick schoolchildren

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin WhatsApp Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook Previous articleGAA – Monaleen march into Munster as Patrickswell claim 19th titleNext articleSocials – Mary Immaculate College Graduations 2016 Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print TAGSClyde Keoghfeaturedlimerick Clyde Keogh outside Limerick Court NewsAddict threatened to stab and shoot Limerick schoolchildrenBy Staff Reporter – October 28, 2016 1570 Clyde Keogh outside Limerick CourtA 20-YEAR-old Limerick man who threatened to stab and shoot schoolchildren after he had stolen from them said he was on a “bender of drugs”.Clyde Keogh of Ballyclough Avenue, Ballinacurra Weston is to be sentenced in December after he admitted stealing from the children as they walked to school on January 21 of this year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Keogh hit the headlines earlier this year when he threw a bottle of Coke at a District Court judge after she refused him bail.During the evidence hearing at Limerick Circuit Court this week, Judge Tom O’Donnell was told that Keogh was caught by a parent of one of the children he robbed who held him until Gardaí arrived and arrested him.Keogh had demanded phones from the children who feared he would stab or shoot them.However, no weapons were found when he was arrested.Keogh admitted mugging three boys, aged 13, 15, and 18, and of stealing their phones. He also admitted the attempted robbery of another 15-year-old boy.Garda Steven Noonan that the 20-year-old had been abusing drink and drugs since the death of his grandparentsDefence counsel Brian McInerney said he could not be questioned by Gardaí for six hours because he was so intoxicated.“He was so drunk he picked up some staples and tried to eat them. He was a physical wreck. In fact, he was in such a ragged state he couldn’t have survived much longer.However, he was now a “different man”, the court was told.Judge O’Donnell adjourned the case to December 16. Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Man taken into custody after barricade incident at Econo Lodge

first_img Your Crime & Courts news is made possible with support from: Tagged: econolodge, ithaca, lansing, tompkins county sheriff’s office LANSING, N.Y. — A man was taken into custody Monday morning after he allegedly exposed himself and harassed staff, threatened to shoot deputies and barricaded himself in his room for several hours at the Econo Lodge.According to the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to the hotel on Triphammer Road at about 11:40 p.m. Sunday. Sheriff Derek Osborne said the man was reported to be exposing himself and harassing staff. When deputies arrived, Osborne said the man shut himself in his room, said he had a firearm inside and threatened to shoot deputies. Your Public Safety news is made possible with support from: The sheriff’s office, assisted by several other agencies including New York State Police, Ithaca Police Department, Cayuga Heights, Lansing Fire and Bangs Ambulance, was on scene for several hours until the man was safely apprehended around 8:30 a.m. The SWAT Team was also on scene.“These types of events are always challenging, but thanks to the professional and coordinated effort of all involved, this incident was resolved in a safe and efficient manner,” Osborne said.The sheriff’s office identified as Scott Linderberry, 50. He was charged with public lewdness, resisting arrest, and second-degree obstructing governmental administration.This story will be updated.  Kelsey O’Connor Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connorlast_img read more

NPHET meeting to consider easing Covid-19 restrictions for under 18s

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp By News Highland – May 22, 2020 Facebook Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Some Covid-19 restrictions could be eased sooner, specifically for children and their parents.The National Public Health Emergency Team meets this morning to examine how to lift some of the measures to reduce the burden on young families.Public health officials say they’re aware of the impact of the restrictions on those under-18 and their parents, and the low rate of transmission in that age group.A further 12 people with Covid-19 have died, bringing the death toll to 1,583, while there have been 24,391 confirmed cases.Deputy chief medical officer Ronan Glynn says this morning’s meeting will also look at changing some of the rules around testing:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/glynn8am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Google+center_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Previous articleGovernment assistance in light of collapse of disposable income – DohertyNext articleÚdarás completed sale of 14 buildings or land in Donegal over past 10 years News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ NPHET meeting to consider easing Covid-19 restrictions for under 18s Twitter Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

IN SESSION: Pike County Schools students begin new year

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits On Tuesday, opening day for the Pike County Schools, Superintendent Dr. Mark Bazzell visited each campus in the system. Based on his observations, all Pike County Schools got off to a great start.“The kids, teachers and staffs on each campus were full of energy and ready to go,” Bazzell said. “Our numbers are up a little over last year’s so we will have to pay close attention to the class sizes over the next couple of weeks. We might have to make some adjustments.”The Pike County School System includes high schools in Brundidge and Goshen and elementary schools in Brundidge, Goshen and Banks and a middle school at Banks. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day McVay said the first day of school is made better when the children are excited about being in school and she has 17 of them.Just up the hall from the Pre-K classrooms, Karen Smith was beginning the first day of her 40th year of teaching, 30 of them in the Pike County school system.Smith welcomed her 19 students, three who were new to Banks School and two whose mothers she had taught.“When you teach 30 years in the same system, you teach children whose parents you have taught,” Smith said. “And when you teach at a small school, you know everybody. At Banks School, we are family, the teachers, the students, parents, the community. We are a big family.”With 40 years teaching experience, Smith has seen many changes in teaching methods, in the curriculum and in the children themselves.“Most children have iphones and they spend a lot of time on them,” she said and added with a smile that they stay up too late playing games and come to school sleepy-eyed.But even in today’s world of high-speed everything and immediacy in all things, Smith said, there’s one thing that has remained the same.“Children still love stories,” she said. “They love to read stories and they enjoy having stories read to them. The love of stories never gets old.”As children of all ages, begin another year of school or the first year of school, the year 2018-2019 will be one of stories – stories that will be forgotten but others that, Smith said, will be remembered and cherished always. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBest 13 Fortnite Skins That You NeedTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. 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 FRESH CUTS: Brundidge barbers, police offer free trims A “shave and a hair cut, two bits” is a good deal, but Foster’s Barber Shop in downtown Brundidge was… read more IN SESSION: Pike County Schools students begin new year Email the author The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 4:00 am Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Latest Storiescenter_img For f4-year-old Charlee Maulden, Tuesday was her first day at school – ever. For Karen Smith, Tuesday was the first day of her 40th year of teaching.Two firsts, but on opposite ends of the spectrum.Charlee has not attended nursery school or day care so the first day of school was new to her and so exciting. You Might Like Sponsored Content 12345678PrevNextStartStop Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration She and her mom, Charity Maulden walked into Banks Primary School, hand-in-hand. Maulden was not holding her little daughter’s hand in a reassuring kind of way. Charlee didn’t need reassurance. She was going to school and she couldn’t be happier.“Charlee has been looking forward to going to school,” her mom said. “She’s happy to be here and I’m glad this is an exciting day for her.”Charlee had a new red plaid dress and red sneakers and a book bag and a smile that would brighten any room.Lisa McVay, the lead teacher for Charlee’s Pre-K Class and Arnitra Cotton, the auxiliary teacher, welcomed all 17 students to their class and Charlee took no time in getting to know her teachers and her classmates. By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more