California grad students wildcat for COLA

first_imgIn 1948 the United Automobile Workers became the first union in the U.S. to win cost-of-living allowance (COLA) language, also known as an escalator clause.General Motors agreed to raise workers’ pay in sync with inflation. UAW contracts with Ford, Chrysler (now FCA) and GM all had COLA until it was taken away during the 2009 GM and Chrysler bankruptcies.Santa Cruz police arrest striking grad students, Feb. 12.A militant, determined group of UAW members have launched a new fight for COLA. Not traditional autoworkers, they are graduate student teaching employees at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). Nevertheless, they are demanding a traditional escalator clause to offset the high cost of living in Santa Cruz.Graduate student workers throughout the University of California system are represented by UAW LOCAL 2865. They are under a master contract ratified by 58 percent of the members statewide last year, but rejected by a majority of members at UCSC. Despite a no-strike clause in their contract, in December UCSC grad students began a “grading strike” to push for COLA.Because of the no-strike language and because the UAW International did not authorize the strike, it’s considered a wildcat.Over 1,400 UCSC undergraduate students signed a statement of support for the graduate student teachers, even though that has meant they haven’t received grades for the last semester. Roughly the same number of UCSC faculty have also signed on in solidarity with the strike. The COLA campaign has spread to several other UC campuses.The grad students escalated the strike into a full teaching strike on Feb. 10. They held demonstrations blocking busy intersections near campus, and did the same on Feb. 12. At least 17 strikers and supporters have been arrested.The university is taking a hard line, even threatening international students taking part in the strike with deportation and suspending students from class. This has only served to further infuriate members of Local 2865 at Santa Cruz and around the state.Mumia Abu-Jamal spoke to the strikers on Feb. 16. He was accepted into the graduate Ph.D. program at UCSC this semester, but just became aware of the strike. His message to the students was: “I read Robin D.G. Kelly’s ‘Hammer and Hoe’ on the history of Black workers in Alabama in the 1930s who were trying to unionize. The landowners unleashed the violence of the state, including help from the KKK, to stop this movement. It was not unlike what is happening with the students in California. State violence is state violence. Class is class. The students’ movement can only grow.”To learn more and to support the strike, visit @payusmoreucsc on Twitter.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

#WATCH Stunning drone footage of Limerick cathedral

first_imgAdvertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Print NewsCommunity#WATCH Stunning drone footage of Limerick cathedralBy Editor – December 22, 2017 1930 center_img Previous articlePatients benefit from Limerick Hospital Group’s bed bureauNext article#WATCH Air traffic controllers will guide Santa to the Mid West Editor Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” These stunning images of St John’s Cathedral in Limerick were captured by Peter Tiernan of Vision Air Technologies.In a Facebook post, Dr Tiernan said he was honoured to be given the opportunity to shoot the video, thanks to permissions granted by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), Gardaí and others. TAGSGardaíIrish Aviation Authority (IAA)limerickPeter TiernanSt John’s CathedralVision Art Technologies Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival last_img read more

Three’s Company Reboot: Married Couples Living With Roommates

Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Three’s Company Reboot: Married Couples Living With Roommates Roommates aren’t just for college days anymore, the number of married couples who are sharing their homes has increased significantly since the 1990s. Trulia decided to investigate this phenomenon by comparing data between 1995 and 2016 and came up with some telling numbers.In 2018, 3.28 percent of all U.S. households, or nearly 4.2 million, lived with a roommate. But among married couples, that rate was just 0.46 percent (just over 280,000 married households) which is double the rate observed in 1995.  Among all married householders, 0.46 percent live with roommates, up from a historical average of 0.36 percent. This increase is mostly from married homeowners, 0.34 percent of whom live with roommates, or nearly 40 percent higher than the historical average.The increase is higher in the nation’s most expensive markets, proving high housing costs are forcing some married couples to offset the financial burden. It comes as no surprise that the share of married householders who have roommates is correlated with challenging housing market conditions. In fact, the number of married homeowners with roommates peaked in 2012 at roughly the same time as the national foreclosure crisis.There are two distinct trends among married couples who own compared those who rent.  Renters are subject to fluctuating costs during their tenancy or when they move. Homeowners tend to stay in one home longer because their cost is usually stable having been determined when they bought their home. As a result, married homeowners are less likely to bring on roommates when faced with escalating housing costs than married renters. It’s probably no coincidence that the areas with the most married-with-roommate households are more pricey like the West Coast,  known for its high home prices. In Honolulu, the rate almost doubled, accompanied a booming housing market with rising prices. On average every $100,000 increase in the median metro home value corresponds to a 0.25 percentage point increase in the share of married couples with roommates. There is clearly a direct link between affordability and the presence of a roommate in married couples’ homes, soon it could be the new norm. Click here to read the full report. Share Save About Author: Stephanie Bacot  Print This Post 2019-02-12 Radhika Ojha February 12, 2019 1,155 Views Previous: HUD Offers Helping Hand to Displaced Earthquake Victims Next: HELOCs on the Wane? in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Sign up for DS News Daily Stephanie Bacot is an experienced multimedia writer having created content for print, web, television, and more. She is the past producer of BIZTV, a national television network for businesses and entrepreneurs that reached more than 200,000 professionals. She has more than 15 years’ experience in healthcare marketing and was an advertising exec for Healthcare Journal of Baton Rouge, a trade publication focused on the healthcare industry, as well as the marketing director for a $5 million surgery center. Bacot is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in Marketing and Communications. She resides in Dallas when she’s not pursuing her love of travel. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Three’s Company Reboot: Married Couples Living With Roommates Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe read more

WV COVID-19 cases nearing 100 mark; 9 OFWs test positive for coronavirus

first_imgILOILO City – Nine more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who returned to Western Visayas last week tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). They were part of the 11 new cases in the region that the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed yesterday. * 42-year-old male from Bacolod City (Patient No. 87) * 46-year-old male (Patient No. 88), facility quarantine “Of the region’s 91 COVID-19 cases, 31 already recovered while 10 died,” said Sta. Lucia. * 43-year-old male from Escalante City, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 84) * Aklan – six These 11 cases brought to 91 the total number of COVID-19 patients in Western Visayas, according to Dr. May Ann Soliva-Sta. Lucia, head of DOH Region 6’s Health Promotion division. COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus now called SARS-CoV-2. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. * 28-year-old male from Mandurriao, Iloilo City (Patient No. 82) * 33-year-old male (Patient No. 85) hospitalized * Capiz – five * 34-year-old male from Hamtic, Antique (Patient No. 91) * 30-year-old female from La Castellana, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 83) * Bacolod City – nine Barangay Sto. Niño Sur is currently on lockdown to prevent further COVID-19 transmission. Here’s the breakdown of the 91 cases per area: * Negros Occidental – twocenter_img * Iloilo City – 15 * 38-year-old male from Laua-an, Antique (Patient No. 89) * 24-year-old male from Nueva Valencia, Guimaras (Patient No. 81) However, older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes are more likely to develop serious illness. The two other new cases (Arevalo, Iloilo City) were: In Bulletin No. 41, the nine OFWs – now in isolation in their respective local government units’ quarantine facilities – were the following: * Iloilo province – 18 The two other new cases were residents of Arevalo district here. These two Arevalo cases brought to seven the COVID-19 patients in the district. * Antique – 14 * Repatriates – 22 (Aklan, one; Antique, three; Guimaras, two; Iloilo province, three; Negros Occidental, four; Bacolod City, two; Iloilo City, seven) * 42-year-old male from Tobias Fornier, Antique (Patient No. 90) * 27-year-old male from Bacolod City (Patient No. 86) Most people (about 80 percent) recover from the disease without needing special treatment, according to the World Health Organization. As of press time, however, it was unclear if they were also residents of Barangay Sto. Niño Sur, Arevalo where the district’s first five cases came from. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. There is yet no vaccine or treatment for COVID-19./PNlast_img read more

USC topples Long Beach State following five sets

first_imgThe No. 1 USC men’s volleyball team defeated No. 6 Long Beach State 23-25, 25-20, 25-23, 23-25, 15-12 in a five-set thriller Friday evening at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, Calif.It was the Trojans’ (10-1, 10-1) second five-set match of the season, and only the fourth time in 11 matches that they did not complete a sweep.The Trojans exhibited their multi-head attack with four players recording double-digit kills. Junior outside hitter Tony Ciarelli led the charge with 17 kills and 13 digs. Senior outside hitter Tri Bourne had 13 kills, 12 digs and three blocks, senior middle blocker Austin Zahn finished with 14 kills and senior opposite Murphy Troy finished with 12 kills, five aces, 11 digs and two blocks.The Trojans hit .315 for the match, well under their season average, while the 49ers (8-6, 7-4) hit .253. Senior setter Riley McKibbin finished with 60 assists to go along with nine digs.Long Beach State commemorated their 1991 national championship team before the match, a team which defeated USC on its way to the NCAA title. Combined with a typically raucous crowd, the energy in the building would have derailed a less-veteran team.“I don’t think the energy affected us,” said USC coach Bill Ferguson. “Their serving and our passing was really what affected us. They had an unbelievable game from the service line, like most teams have at home.”The match featured a clash of titans from the service line; Troy finished with five aces and 49er senior opposite Jim Baughman finished with four.Long Beach State finished with a total of eight service aces for the match and served the Trojans out of system for part of the match. They also finished with only 12 service errors.“That’s an astonishing ratio,” Ferguson said. “Long Beach does a great job blocking when you’re out of system against them. They served us out of system and did a good job blocking us when we became predictable hitting the ball.”The Trojans were able to pass better as the night went on and incorporate the two-headed middle blocker monster in Zahn and junior Steven Shandrick.Zahn finished with 14 kills earned at a .524 clip and Shandrick finished with nine kills and five blocks while hitting .474.“We really clicked when we settled down and passed the ball so we could run the middle,” Ferguson said. “When we were able to incorporate them, that was the difference in the match.”Defensively, the Trojans were led by freshman libero Henry Cassiday’s 18 digs. Long Beach State All-American middle blocker Antwain Aguillard finished with only six kills.“We did key on [Aguillard], but they helped us out a little bit,” Ferguson said. “[Senior setter] Riley [McKibbin] was blocking the outside hitter when Aguillard was up front, so they thought they should go after him. Riley’s not a bad blocker, so that hurt them.”This strategy did not bode well for the Long Beach State outside hitters, who hit .255 and 1.52 for the match.“They’re mostly a two-man band,” Ferguson said. “They needed their outsides to produce.”last_img read more

Film Study: Breaking Down the Play of Mason Rudolph

first_imgCMPATTYDSCMP%YPATDINT 143231203961.98.83132 Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph has had an exceptional season so far, but he hasn’t been completely perfect. The Cowboys are headed into the back half of a tough Big 12 schedule featuring an undefeated West Virginia at home and Kansas State, TCU and Oklahoma all on the road.Rudolph’s play will be one of the most important factors in all of these games, so in anticipation for an excellent back half of the season, let’s take a look at how Rudolph has performed thus far.Rudolph has shown the ability to make the tough throws time and time again. There have been plenty of plays where he fit the ball in a small window down the field:sl_postAnd he’s proven that he can effectively lead his receivers on the deep ball to the sideline:outsideWhere Rudolph has struggled is in the short and intermediate game. Oftentimes, especially on RPO (run-pass option) throws, Rudolph’s high throws result in either killing any possible YAC for the receiver:high4Or sailing over the receiver’s head:highHe has also, on occasion, missed some wide-open receivers downfield:miss_deepOSU head coach Mike Gundy said that Rudolph’s physical limitations contributed to his lack of intermediate accuracy. “He got hit in the Texas game and wasn’t very effective, in my opinion, on some throws in the next game because he just couldn’t really rotate his body a little bit,” Gundy said. “And that caused some issues with him.”There were rumors that he was banged up in a few early games as well.Hopefully Rudolph has used the bye week to fully recover, because once he cleans up his missed throws in the short game, he becomes an elite quarterback. Rudolph is seventh in the nation in passing yards per game and he’s one of only two players in the FBS who have over 200 pass attempts and only two interceptions. Rudolph’s stats aren’t eye-popping but they are efficient. The problem is that stats aren’t everything. If you took a person who just watched the game and another person who just looked at the stats and asked them both to tell you how Rudolph did, they would likely have very different answers.Ideally, his performance will soon start to match his stats, and when that happens, he will solidify himself as one of the best quarterbacks not only in the Big 12, but in the country as well. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

James Washington, Zach Sinor Snubbed As Awards Finalists

first_imgJames Washington was snubbed as a Biletnikoff Award finalist on Monday as OU’s Dede Westbrook, Northwestern’s Austin Carr and East Carolina’s Zay Jones were named the three finalists. Here’s how The President stacks up against those three when it comes to numbers this season.screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-4-30-26-pmHe has had three stinker games (SE Louisiana, Kansas and TCU) which you can’t really afford to do when you’re gunning for this award. More egregiously, Zach Sinor was left off of the Ray Guy Award finalist list. Where are we at in society?!https://twitter.com/ZachSinor29/status/800827943463358464Also, as Carson Cunningham pointed out, this dude is a finalist.Also, Baker Mayfield, Deshaun Watson and Lamar Jackson are the three QBs that are finalists for the Davey O’Brien award. Bulletin board material for Bedlam, all of it.Finalists for a number of college football awards announced: pic.twitter.com/KRpJefdIDE— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) November 21, 2016 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Four-star Safety DeMarvion Overshown Names OSU in Top 15

first_imgAs a junior last season (his first full season at safety), he was named the District 9-3A-II Defensive MVP, racking up 153 tackles, three interceptions, and a fumble recovery for Arp High School. He’s rated as the 109th best prospect nationally in the class of 2018 and the No. 11 safety/outside linebacker. He plays on both sides of the ball for small-school Arp where he starred last season, leading them to an appearance in the Texas Class 3A Division II state semifinals.OSU does not have a commitment at the safety position for 2018, however Texas, who is predicted as the favorite for Overshown, currently holds a safety pledge from five-star prospect Caden Sterns, the younger brother of Jordan. Four-star safety/outside linebacker DeMarvion Overshown has cut his list in half, announcing on Thursday he’s whittled his list to 15 schools: Texas A&M, Baylor, Auburn, Florida State, OU, Arkansas, Florida, OSU, Ohio State, TCU, Clemson, Texas, Alabama, LSU and Stanford.Overshown is a monster pass-rusher who can get after the quarterback off the edge in a hurry, but will likely drop into the secondary as a pass protector in college. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Brandon Weeden on OSU’s Receiving Corps: ‘Probably the Deepest They’ve Had Maybe Ever’

first_imgHouston Texans quarterback Brandon Weeden knows a thing or two about deep receiving corps. During his time in Stillwater, he tossed the ball to the likes of Justin Blackmon, Josh Cooper, Bo Bowling, Tracy Moore and Hubert Anyiam en route to leading the Pokes to a Big 12 championship. But even that group pales in comparison to what 2017’s core group looks like, he says.“I’ve gotta say it’s probably the deepest receiving corps they’ve had maybe ever,” Weeden told the Tulsa World. “They’re deep at receiver.”OSU returns its leading receiver James Washington for his senior season and adds Marcell Ateman, who missed last season due to injury, along with LSU transfer Tyron Johnson. That doesn’t even include Jalen McCleskey or Chris Lacy, both of which had a combined 110 receptions last season. Not to mention, OSU signed two four-star receivers in its 2017 class in Tylan Wallace and Shamond Greenwood.The sky is the limit in 2017 and the hype hasn’t lagged far behind. That leads Weeden to believe a big year is on the horizon—and he’s ready to watch it all unfold.AdChoices广告“I’m excited for them,” he said. “They have a chance to have a pretty special year. They gotta go out and take care of business. It’s gonna be tough on them, but I’m excited to watch them play.” While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

The Reload: OSU Visiting Top Hoops Recruit, Bryce Bray Lifts Big

first_imgThe offer to Davis is offer No. 6 in total at the running back for the 2019 class in addition to big names of Noah Cain, Deondrick Glass, Jerrion Ealy, Isaiah Spiller and Deion Hankins.OSU has pried away commitments from LSU in the past, most notably when running back Sione Palelei flipped to OSU in the 2014 class, but this would be quite the steal for Mike Gundy’s program.Bryce Bray lifts bigThis is Bryce Bray, OSU’s highest rated recruit among its five committed offensive linemen. He is very, very strong.#335 on the [email protected]_bbray_75 @Coach_Henson @BixbyStrength pic.twitter.com/uNjmiV5efB— Christy Bray (@cbray71) July 20, 2017Bray is a highly-rated three-star offensive guard from Bixby, who chose the Cowboys over OU, Iowa State, TU and Nevada. The Reload is PFB’s recruiting recap catching you up to speed with the latest Oklahoma State recruiting news, with an ear to the ground for what to expect.OSU paying visit to four-star center David McCormackThe OSU coaching staff will be in Richmond, Virginia on July 22 and 23 (this coming Saturday and Sunday) to see Team Loaded on the AAU circuit, where 2018 four-star big man David McCormack will be showcasing his talents live.AdChoices广告In addition to the Cowboys, Duke, Kentucky, Villanova, Georgia, Virginia and Miami, among a handful of others, will also be on hand in large part to watch the 6-foot-9 big man who is ranked as the No. 2 center prospect in the 2018 class.According to the Herald-Leader, McCormack plans to trim his list this summer, and OSU figures to be at the top going into the back end of the summer.Team Loaded NC product Nate Hinton offered by OSUFour-star big man McCormack is a Team Loaded Virginia AAU player, but the Cowboys aren’t partial to Virginians, as they extended an offer to Team Loaded North Carolina guard Nate Hinton, who has been one of the breakout players of the July evaluation periods.Hinton is a 6-foot-4 shooting guard who has blown up this month with offers from Pitt, Maryland, OSU, and Minnesota to go with previous offers from Indiana, Virginia Tech, Penn State, Wichita State, VCU and UMass.“He’s got long arms, very good athlete, and actually plays on the ball with his team. He had back-to-back strong efforts in Spartanburg this week,” Scout’s Evan Daniels said this week. OSU, notably, was among the schools to see him live and offered a scholarship afterwards.OSU offers 2019 running back Tyrion DavisOklahoma State’s efforts in recruiting running back talent in the 2018 class has been empty thus far, but the coaching staff is already looking to 2019 with a new offer on Wednesday to Baton Rouge area prospect Tyrion Davis. Being a Louisiana native, Davis has already received an offer — and committed — to his in-state LSU program. But that didn’t stop OSU from extending a scholarship to go with other offers from the likes of Alabama, Miami and others. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more