Thursday, October 17, 2019

Chicago teachers may test unions’ ‘social justice’ strategy

Chicago teachers may test unions’ ‘social justice’ strategy
A threatened strike by Chicago teachers would test a strategy employed by a growing number of urban teachers unions convinced that transforming contentious contract talks into discussions about class sizes and student services wins public support and can be a difference maker at the bargaining table. Unions in left-leaning cities including Los Angeles, have made…

China’s PBOC Clarifies Standard Assets as New Regulations Loom

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Teenager Coco Gauff reaches first WTA final in Linz

Teenager Coco Gauff reaches first WTA final in Linz
At 15, Coco Gauff has got through to her first WTA Tour final in only her sixth tournamentCoco Gauff is through to her maiden WTA final as the teenager defeated Andrea Petkovic of Germany 6-4 6-4 in the semi-final of the Linz Open.The 15-year-old becomes the youngest female to reach a final since Czech player…

Is ‘love and desire in Iran’ a threat to US national security?

Is ‘love and desire in Iran’ a threat to US national security?
The United States Department of Education has recently been incensed by a Middle East studies programme run by two major American universities. Why? Let us explore.   "The Education Department", according to the New York Times, "has ordered Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to remake the Middle East studies program run…

Indonesia nabs 2 accused of planning to attack Bali police

Indonesia's counterterrorism squad has arrested two suspected militants accused of plotting an attack on police on the tourist island of Bali. Bali police spokesman Hengky Widjaja said Saturday a father, identified only by his initials AT, and his son, ZAI, were arrested Thursday in Bali's Jembrana district. Widjaja said the two men had confessed to…

Conference Board’s Global Outlook for 2020 (Radio)

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Scott Harrison: Former world featherweight champion to make comeback

Scott Harrison: Former world featherweight champion to make comeback
Scott Harrison first became world champion in 2002Former world featherweight champion Scott Harrison says he will make his comeback in November - more than six years after his last bout.Harrison, 42, was released in July 2018 after serving four years for assault.He was set to make his return last December against Tackie Annan, only for…

Hundreds arrested as European police net huge drug haul

Hundreds arrested as European police net huge drug haul
Europol helped coordinate more than 37,000 officers across the continent in one operation [Lex van LieshoutEPA] European police seized drugs worth 85 million euros ($94m) and arrested hundreds of suspects during a continent-wide sweep last month, Europol announced Friday. The operation, called Joint Action Days 2019, in mid and late September not only targeted the…

Plane hits car in emergency landing on road; no major injury

A plane crash turned into a traffic crash when a small aircraft having engine trouble made an emergency landing on an Ohio roadway and rear-ended a car near an intersection. The two pilots aboard the plane and the driver in the BMW they hit weren't seriously hurt in the Thursday afternoon crash. It happened a…

U.S. Turns Down Brazil’s OECD Bid After Publicly Endorsing It

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