Oakland, Calif.Dec. 30 — What happens when virulent, corporate-led gentrification meets the resistance and resilience of the Black community here in Oakland, where the homeless population increased to over 4,000 in two years?Moms 4 Housing held a victory rally Dec. 30 after beating back the investment firm landlord’s eviction notice. (WW photo: Judy Greenspan)What happens is that a small group of Black moms “reclaim possession” of a West Oakland house that has been vacant for two years. This act has galvanized a strong movement that demands housing as a human right for all.The Moms, led by cofounders of Moms 4 Housing, Dominique Walker and Sameerah Karim, moved into the vacant house on Magnolia Street on Nov. 18 and started to fix the place up. The property is owned by a multimillion-dollar investment company, Wedgewood Properties. First, Wedgewood refused to speak with the Moms, and then the company filed an eviction notice against them Dec. 6.The Moms and their supporters have managed to beat back the eviction so far with the combined force of community-eviction defense and legal support.Moms 4 Housing triumphs over evictionThe eviction legal defense, argued in court by attorney Leah Simon-Weisberg in late December, asked the court to approve and sanction the Moms’ possession of the vacant house as a moral and legal act “due to the severity of the housing crisis in Oakland.” While Judge Patrick McKinney did not allow expert testimony in open court, he did not dismiss the Moms’ case and put Wedgewood’s demand for immediate eviction on hold until he rules. He did take written expert testimony and the Moms’ arguments to read and consider in his ruling.The Moms and the legal team agree that “no dismissal” is a victory at this point.After the hearing, at a press conference outside the courthouse, the Moms gave some of the testimony they would have liked to have given in court.Asked what she would say to the judge if given a chance, Walker said, “I would talk about the programs put in place to help, that don’t help. I would tell the court about all the applications that I [have] filled out, the application fees and the credit checks that led nowhere. I would talk about how violent homelessness is to my two small children, and I would encourage the court to consider that when making its decision.”Another Mom, Misty Cross, spoke of how she has been working multiple jobs, paying taxes to the city and barely having enough time to spend with her kids, because she is working hard to make sure they have a stable home. “We are hardworking moms, and all of us hold [something] like three jobs just to make ends meet. That’s what I would tell the ones that think this [taking over the home] is a lazy tactic. This is a tactic that had to be done. We are mothers who took a stand — we had had enough!”Oakland City Councilperson Nikki Fortunato Bas stated that this case epitomizes the struggle between the right of the people for adequate housing and the greed of corporate speculators like Wedgewood.Bas pointed out that over the past two years, while homelessness has increased by 47 percent, the house that the Moms took over has been vacant but unavailable to people living on the streets. She further explained that while Oakland has 4,000 officially homeless people–the great majority of whom are African-American–the city has only 1,600 places available in shelters. There are an estimated 4,000 vacant houses in Oakland today.“This is the crisis that these Moms have responded to,” Bas noted. They are “doing what any mom would do to keep their children safe and sheltered.” She called this a “crisis of profiteering and greed.” Bas concluded by stating that in this “conflict,” she is firmly on the side of the Moms.Save the Moms’ House!The grassroots effort to save the “Moms’ House” has been aided by organizations like Oakland ACCE (Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment), which has a strong record of fighting for housing justice. Also active has been APTP ( Anti-Police Terror Project), which has been working since the murder of Oscar Grant to fight racist police murders in Black and Brown communities of the Bay Area and beyond. ACCE and APTP have trained many activists in eviction-defense techniques and strategies.A Dec. 30 victory rally was held outside the Moms’ House in West Oakland celebrating the judge’s “no dismissal” ruling that kept the Moms in possession for now. But the battle to save the house and to win justice for the unhoused community in Oakland looms ahead.Cat Brooks, a founder of APTP, called this struggle for housing “the civil rights and human rights issue of our time.” She explained, “This is Oakland. We are a town of resistance; we are a town of movement building. We are a town of resilience. Every single major movement that has happened to progress equity and justice in this country has happened because the people stood up to say, ‘Hell no!’”And that’s exactly what the Moms and their supporters are continuing to do. The chant of “Whose house? Moms’ House!” echoed strongly throughout the crowd at the celebration.Young mother and organizer Walker, just out of the court hearing, summed up the sentiment of the day: “Housing is a human right, a basic need, and it’s being used as a commodity. Corporations like Wedgewood are displacing us. They are poisoning our food, our air, our water, our soil, and now we don’t have access to even a basic need like shelter.”She emphasized that the Moms are fighting not just for their house, but for all the people who need housing. “Even if we win this house, we are not stopping until everyone has a house,” Walker said.For more information about this struggle, see moms4housing.org or facebook.com/pg/moms4housing/community/?ref=page_internal/.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC News(CLEVELAND) — It was Sasha Lieb’s first time at a Cleveland Indians’ game in Ohio.On Aug. 6, the 9-year-old was picked to play a fan game that involves opening briefcases for a prize.However, before Sasha started playing the game, the announcer had a little surprise for him.“Somebody special wants to weigh in on which case you should pick,” she told Sasha.She directed him to look at the Jumbotron, where he and brother Jonah, 6, then spotted their father, Tim Lieb, larger than life on the screen.“Hey Jonah and Sasha!” Lieb said.It was a nice surprise because Lieb, a U.S. Coast Guard chief petty officer, had been gone from home for a year, stationed in Guantanamo Bay, and he’d promised Sasha that they would attend his first ballgame together.Lieb then turned his son’s attention back to the briefcases, each bearing the letter K, E and Y.“I’m pretty sure you should pick letter K,” Lieb told his son.Sasha took his father’s advice and when the briefcase was opened, a message was revealed: “I’m home.”Lieb appeared at the side of the small landing where Sasha and Jonah were standing. The fans applauded and cameras flashed as the boys ran over and jumped into their waiting father’s arms.“He turned, looked at me and said, ‘Dad?’” Lieb told ABC News, “like almost in a question mark.”“I just jumped over and hugged him,” Sasha said. “I was like, ‘Dad’s home! Dad’s home! Dad’s home!’ And that’s the best prize ever.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. August 13, 2018 /Sports News – National Boys reunite with dad at Cleveland Indians game after yearlong deployment at Guantanamo Bay Beau Lund
One of the highlights of the year for Letterkenny Ladies Captain Jackie Ireland was the annual ladies outing. This year the venue was the Ballymascanlon Hotel in Co Louth.A superb choice which was endorsed by the over thirty ladies who travelled. A big thank you to Captain Jackie and her wonderful Vice Captain Mary Fowley for organizing this perfect venue, from both a golfing and entertaining aspect.Many club events have taken place over the summer, including the Mc Fadden’s gift shop sponsored competition last week. Hannah McFadden of McFadden’s Pharmacy, sponsors of a club competition with Captain Jackie Ireland and some of the winners. On 26th July Brown’s on the Green sponsored the Tuesday competition. The following results were recorded;Winner was our talented young golfer Sarah Mc Brearty 35 pts. Runner-up Marian O Sullivan 33 pts. In third place the winners older sister Mary Beth Mc Brearty 33 pts. Two young golfers to watch. Front nine Marian Keating 19 pts, back nine Kate Gallagher 19 pts.The Little Angels open was played on Thurs 28th July. Anne Condon with a super score of 40pts was the clear winner. Runner-up Vera Kearney 32pts, in third place Marian O Sullivan 32pts (bot). Congratulations to all the prize winners.Even though the very brave Challenge Cup team put up a spirited fight they were sadly beaten by a very strong Belvoir Park team who now go on to the Ulster semi-finals. The club would like to thank Margo Birmingham the team Capt, and all the players, caddies for their participation in the team events.Finally the ladies club would like to wish our Capt Jackie a wonderful Captains day on Sat. August 6th.Letterkenny Ladies annual outing in Co. Louth a big hit was last modified: August 2nd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:captain jackie irelandgolfLetterkenny ladies
NotehallNotehall allows college students to buy and sell lecture notes and study guide materials online. According to DreamIt, Notehall is currently active and generating revenue at three universities and has more than 13,000 users and 5,500 documents for sale.While at Dreamit, Notehall has successfully launched an automated recruiting campaign at Drexel University and is planning to rolling out its services to more institutions this fall. The team is also in the process of raising a round of funding.OurShelfOurShelf, currently in public beta, helps users to catalog, lend, and manage their belongings while searching for items they need to borrow from friends for short-term use. Users can also use the site to list their unwanted items for sale on multiple third-party auction and classifieds sites.A personalized social shopping experience is created by laying an item graph (complete with related items and reviews) over a social graph. DreamIt describes the app as being “like Del.icio.us for physical goods.”Parse.lyParse.ly is an aggregator of web content. Still in private beta, the site claims to adapt to user preferences to “filter, prioritize, and even suggest relevant content from countless news and blog sources across the web.” DreamIt claims the app works better than Google Alerts. We weren’t able to test-drive the app ourselves, but this is a hot space with a few excellent competitors, and we eagerly await the finished (or public beta) product.PostlingPostling is a site we reviewed a scant week ago. Founded by half of Etsy’s founding team, along with a former Etsy and Amazon.com product manager, the site aims to be ground zero for small business publishing to social media platforms. Postling lets users publish content simultaneously to many major social platforms, including blogs, Twitter, and Facebook. In addition, users can read and respond to comments left by readers. The site offers paid accounts only. Aimed squarely at enterprises only, Postling is revenue-ready.SeatGeekSeatGeek, currently in private beta, aims to be the Farecast of event tickets. It’s a web app that will forecast sports and concert ticket prices so consumers know whether to buy a ticket now or wait until the price drops. For sellers, the app helps them determine the best time to sell their inventory. DreamIt tells us that SeatGeek’s crawlers have compiled millions of ticket transactions and have aggregated other factors that influence ticket prices. The patent’s pending on that money-making algorithm.And although free accounts are available now for consumers, this fall will bring premium subscriptions for brokers and other ticket sellers.Straight Up EnglishStraight Up English is a SaaS company now in private beta and launching public in the fall. It aims to address the most persistent speech challenges for ESL learners in areas such as word stress, intonation, and pronunciation with a multi-modal approach and a focus on oral communication. DreamIt tells us that this startup will include both web and mobile apps and communities for students and teachers.Three Screen GamesThe “three screens” of this startup‘s name refer to mobile, computer, and television screens. The team plans to converge and capitalize on all three with social gaming apps, the first of which is FanGamb, a fantasy sports game that tests players’ abilities as sports bettors.The app is in private alpha and will go live by the start of the NFL season. The team is due to announce the close of a six-figure seed capital raise in the near future.TrendstaThe team behind Trendsta were formerly some of the minds behind myYearbook and Owned (a top-10 Facebook app). They think they know teen influencers pretty well by now and are selling brands on a marketing platform that, according to DreamIt, “puts products in the hands of the most influential teens on the web… as they create buzz about those items.” The team has so far been working with hot-name brands such as Atlantic Records, Penguin Books, Neutrogena, and Polaroid.JobaphilesJobaphiles is for employers who want to auction their part-time jobs and one-time gigs, allowing them to hire the most qualified and competitively priced applicant and saving them time and money. Also, jobseekers compete with the added knowledge of one another’s qualifications and bidding prices.KidzillionsKidzillions, now in private beta and live in the fall, is an online allowance and chore management system that helps kids learn to spend and save in our cashless society. Kids work for money to buy real stuff as parents assign chores and monitor their progress.And that wraps up DreamIt Ventures’ graduating class of 2009. We’ll be keeping an eye on these companies, sites, and apps as they go live, secure funding, and take their next steps. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#start#startups jolie odell Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts On to this year’s startups! Meet them briefly in the video below, and read on for more details on each team’s site or app. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Philadelphia-based early-stage investment outfit DreamIt Ventures is in the business of finding, funding, and accelerating great startups.Like many similar programs we’ve covered in the past, DreamIt, now in its second year, sees startup founders through the summer with seed funding and advisement, allowing them to demo their wares for media and investors mid-August. The ten companies demonstrating today include a few exciting ideas, from a crowdsourced version of CliffsNotes to a personal inventory management system to an app that predicts the price of event tickets and more. Read on for a rundown of Philly’s freshest startups.First, here’s a video about DreamIt and the 2008 teams: 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
“We have very low pressure at the master-bathroom shower, and if any other plumbing is used, we literally have no water coming out of the showerhead.” The frustration in my new customer’s voice was palpable, and during the drive to his country estate, thoughts about the root causes of his home’s water-pressure woes ran through my head. I pulled into the driveway of what had to be a multimillion-dollar home. How could a house that looked this great be suffering so much internally?I saw the problem almost as soon as I descended the stairs to the basement: a single pair of ½-in. PEX lines—one hot and one cold—running 75 ft. along the ceiling, with T-fittings spliced in at intervals to serve fixtures on the three floors above. The master bath’s lines were last along this undersize flow-through system, and as you might guess, the master bath was on the third floor.What were they thinking? Simply put, they weren’t. Good plumbing isn’t rocket science; it’s applied science. Boil it down and you’ve got about 25% knowledge and 75% common sense. The problem is that most rough-plumbing jobs are won or lost by a bid process that emphasizes cost-cutting over performance. But doing things right and controlling costs are not mutually exclusive ideas. Both of them need to be engaged in designing and installing a plumbing system that makes sense.At its most basic, plumbing is simply the practical application of hydraulics and physics to bring clean, healthy water from a municipal water main or a well to the places in the house where it’s needed—and when we’re finished with it, to remove the waste via the sanitary-sewer system to the municipal… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.
Working up to the off-grid life in stagesFujii has taken her conversion one step at a time. Before the earthquake, no doubt like many others, Fujii took electricity for granted. She paid about 4,000 yen ($36) a month for electricity and thought nothing of leaving the television on just so she could check the time when she wanted.But she began dialing back by turning off her home appliances one by one, reducing her bill to about 2,000 yen a month and finally, after unplugging the refrigerator, to about 800 yen a month — the equivalent of about $7.Even that wasn’t enough. “I thought I might be able to live without relying on the power company,” she said, “and decided to start an off-grid life for the fun of it.”She’s had to be inventive, not only in how she uses the meager amount of electricity she consumes but how to find substitutes for the appliances she once plugged in. For example, she made a heater from an old oil lamp and a flower pot. With the pot turned upside down over the oil lamps, just 20 milliliters of oil (about six tenths of an ounce) keeps the pot warm for up to four hours.To take the place of an electric tea kettle, Fujii made her own solar water heater by painting glass tubes black and filling them with water.A business partner’s request to send a document by email on short notice sent Fukii to her exercise bike dynamo to crank out enough electricity to power her computer.These and other measures have reduced her consumption of electricity to between 500 and 800 watt-hours per day, what the newspaper said it about 92% less than the average household there.“I always live while being conscious of the weather,” Fujii told the newspaper. “For example, when I wake up to find it is sunny, I think I should use the washer today. Thinking this way is fun for me.” The crippling earthquake and tsunami that struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant Japan in March 2011 was still causing problems for customers of the Tokyo Electric Power Company more than a year later, and the rolling blackouts were enough to convince a textile artist named Chikako Fujii that her life would be better off without a connection to the grid.So Fujii terminated her contract for electricity, bought a solar panel or two, and began learning how to live with a lot less power than she’d gotten used to.As detailed in an article published in The Asahi Shimbun, Fujii uses less than a kilowatt-hour of electricity per day. Power comes from a few photovoltaic (PV) modules on the veranda of her western Tokyo home. The total rated capacity of the PV modules is only 260 watts; on a sunny day, the PV system produces about 1 kWh of electricity.That’s just enough to run a washing machine, used to dye fabric, for three hours. When cloudy weather drains the system’s battery, Fujii can hop on a a repurposed exercise bike connected to a dynamo and pedal for a while to replenish it. She uses a foot-powered sewing machine and an iron powered by charcoal rather than electricity.She’s given up entirely on having a refrigerator, a television, and an air conditioner.“I enjoy working out how to lead a life without using electricity,” she told the newspaper.
Hyundai ix25 Concept South Korean manufacturer Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) will be launching a compact Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) soon to take on the likes of Renault Duster and Ford EcoSport. The vehicle, called the ix25, has been spotted testing across India on numerous occasions. Through this article, we shall reveal specifications of the ix25, possibly to help you choose a new vehicle.PricingRs 7.50 – 11 lakhExteriorsDesign cues appear to have been taken from various Hyundai SUVs such as the ix35 and the new Santa Fe. Its production model will look quite different from the ix25 Concept showcased at the Auto China 201.Overall dimensionsIx25, Hyundai’s new compact SUV will be just over 4-metres in length and will take on the Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano here.Length – 4270mmWidth – 1780mmHeight – 1630mmWheelbase – 2590mmEngines The new ix25 will be available in both petrol and diesel options. While the petrol version will be a 1.4-litre VTVT, the diesel will come with a 1.6-litre CRDi. Maximum power and peak torque are as follows: Petrol – 106bhp, 135NmDiesel – 126bhp, 260NmExpect the Hyundai ix25 compact SUV to be launched sometime in 2015.
Arespacochaga will be at the helm of the Philippines’ junior national team that will see action in the Fiba Under-19 Basketball World Cup and the Fiba Asia Under-16 Championship.“Sandy has proven his worth as a youth basketball coach. He has won championships in the high-school level and has been an active member of the highly successful Ateneo college basketball program,” said SBP president Al Panlilio.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsArespacochaga served as an assistant in Ateneo’s senior program for nearly two decades and won eight UAAP titles while serving as deputy to Joel Banal in 2002, Norman Black from 2008 to 2012, and Tab Baldwin in 2017 and 2018.Before that, he was the head coach of Blue Eaglets who won the title from 1999 to 2000. MOST READ Arespacochaga is set to bring that immense championship experience to the Batang Gilas under-19 team that includes Kai Sotto.His first order of business is lead Batang Gilas in the Under-19 World Cup in Greece from June 29 to July 7 where the Philippines is grouped with the host nation, Argentina, and Russia.“Sandy’s demeanor is perfect for our young players. He is a natural teacher whose method of teaching is what our young players will embrace and appreciate. He uses his strong communication skills and low key personality to get the best out of his personnel,” said Panlilio.Arespacochaga is also an assistant coach in the PBA currently under Bong Ravena in TNT but has served before under Black in Meralco and Gilas head coach Yeng Guiao in NLEX.“It is important that we teach our young players to not only play good basketball but more importantly, conduct themselves positively inside and outside the basketball court. With his focus on a strong and holistic values enrichment program, we in the SBP are confident that the success of the Batang Gilas program will be sustained and will eventually benefit even our Gilas Men’s program,” said Panlilio.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Pelicans begin interviews for general manager post DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment PLAY LIST 04:11Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment04:11Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MANILA, Philippines—Longtime deputy Sandy Arespacochaga is set to take full charge of his own team after Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas appointed him as the new head coach of Batang Gilas.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Football is known as the beautiful game and something that happened during a women’s football game has won the internet since the incident came to light.During a football match between Jordan’s Shabab al Ordon Club and Arab Orthodox Club in the WAFF Women’s Club Championship, a footballer’s hijab came undone while trying to dribble past her opponents. What the opponents did has won the hearts of netizens all over. The very players who were tasked to defend against her and who all she was trying to get past, came to her aid. The players came around to form a huddle around to protect her modesty.Here have a look at the video: This is real feminism, sisterhood, respect— China Colorina (@ChinaColorina) October 17, 2019 Having respect for someone else’s customs and beliefs even if they aren’t your own. We definitely need more of this in the world today.— Etan Thomas (@etanthomas36) October 14, 2019 JUST BEAUTIFUL.Opponents huddle up around a Hijabi footballer in order to protect her from showing her hair. pic.twitter.com/O5aC84AhmN— Shuaib Ahmed (@Footynions) October 13, 2019The crowd present at the stadium too cheered for them and their empathic and respectful act.Shabab al Ordon Club, the club from Jordan, eventually went onto win the tournament but it was their act of rushing to the rescue of their opponent that has won the heart all over the internet.More than a game — Budiman Burhan ️ (@Boedhiemen) October 14, 2019 Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. footballhijabJordanoman First Published: October 20, 2019, 12:09 PM IST
Krylia Sovetov chief Shashkov ‘happy’ for Sobolev over Man Utd interestby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveKrylia Sovetov general secretary Vitaly Shashkov is “happy” for Aleksandr Sobolev over interest from Manchester United.The young striker has taken the Russian Premier League by storm this season and has just earned a first call-up to the senior national team squad. Sobolev has been named as a replacement for Lokomotiv striker Fedor Smolov, who has withdrawn from selection due to health problems.The 22 year-old Sobolev wins his maiden call-up to the Russia squad on the back of an impressive 10 goals in 12 Premier League games. His double on the weekend in Krylia Sovetov’s 2-0 defeat of Sochi saw Sobolev leapfrog Eldor Shomurodov to become the league’s current leading goalscorer. Rostov forward Shomurodov sits on nine goals.Such form has seen Sobolev linked with Manchester United in the English press, with it stated the struggling Premier League giants have had scouts watch his exploits.The news has reached Krylia Sovetov, where Shashkov was quick to react when speaking with local outlet RBC. “Well, how can I confirm such things? This is the English press, there are no official approaches to the club. But if so, I’m happy for the guy,” said Shashkov.”The guy is growing, progressing, madly in love with football. The rest I can’t say anything, let’s not inflate.”It’s better not to comment on such things, I don’t want this to become a growing rumour.”- updated October 7 TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say