How the Media Works – Freedom Toons http://freedomtoons.org/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 15:00:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://freedomtoons.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default.png How the Media Works – Freedom Toons http://freedomtoons.org/ 32 32 ‘It’s short-sighted’: Farmers bemoan restaurant veto Jeremy Clarkson | Jeremy Clarkson https://freedomtoons.org/its-short-sighted-farmers-bemoan-restaurant-veto-jeremy-clarkson-jeremy-clarkson/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 14:13:00 +0000 https://freedomtoons.org/its-short-sighted-farmers-bemoan-restaurant-veto-jeremy-clarkson-jeremy-clarkson/ HWe left the meeting in a huff, thinking it was a bad day for agriculture and firing one of the planners as a comedian, after his plans to build a restaurant on top of a hill on his farm in Oxfordshire was categorically refused. But petrolhead turned farming reality TV star Jeremy Clarkson can be […]]]>

HWe left the meeting in a huff, thinking it was a bad day for agriculture and firing one of the planners as a comedian, after his plans to build a restaurant on top of a hill on his farm in Oxfordshire was categorically refused.

But petrolhead turned farming reality TV star Jeremy Clarkson can be heartened by the concern and interest in his case that has rocked the Cotswolds this week.

Other farmers, other food producers and local residents, even some who really dislike Clarkson’s no-prisoner style, argued that the case illustrated a disconnect between planners and the needs of modern farmers. to find new and imaginative ways to make a living.

“It’s such a shame,” Pete Ledbury, who farms with his wife, Emma, ​​told the North Cotswold Dairy Products a few miles from Clarkson’s Farm Diddly Squat. “We know we need to diversify to earn a living and create more rural jobs. Turning down projects like this doesn’t help. I think that’s pretty myopic on the part of the planners.

Pete Ledbury. Photograph: Martin Godwin/The Guardian

Emma Ledbury explained the pressure farms like theirs are under. In recent years, they have lost 40 of their herd of 100 purebred Holstein cattle to bovine tuberculosis, dramatically reducing their chances of making a profit. It costs 32p to produce a liter of milk, for which supermarket buyers have paid them around 28p.

Selling milk directly to the customer through a vending machine at the Diddly Squat farm shop at a fairer price helped them keep going and they hoped to supply milk, cream and butter to the restaurant. These hopes seem to have been dashed. “British agriculture is in deep trouble,” she said.

Clarkson argued at a West Oxfordshire District Council planning meeting that his restaurant, which he wanted to open in a converted lambing shed, was the type of diversification project farmers needed to undertake to survive. His plan, the meeting was told, would create jobs for up to 25 people and give local farmers and other food producers a more lucrative market for their produce than supermarkets. It would also shorten the supply chain and reduce food miles.

Clarkson’s business plan for the restaurant revealed that government grants account for more than 85% of his farm’s profits, but income from the Basic Payment Scheme – today’s main financial support system for farming – must go from £83,000 a year to zero by 2028.

The planning subcommittee rejected the restaurant after hearing complaints that the popularity of the TV star’s Amazon Prime show Clarkson’s Farm had caused traffic chaos as fans flocked to his store farm – and being told by officials that its prominent position in an Area of ​​Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) meant it had to be turned down.

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Max Abbott, bakery owner sourdough revolution in Lechlade and hoped to supply bread to the restaurant, was furious.

“There’s a huge drive to allow farms to diversify, to attract more people, more money and to reduce the gap between farm and plate,” he said. “Jeremy employs people, makes money. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but what the council is doing seems absurd.

In the village of Chadlington, just down the hill from the farm, there are many people who are fed up with the disruption caused by Clarkson’s shop and are strongly opposed to the restaurant.

But many others, like Victoria Steffens, who works in a shop in the village, said it was mainly new arrivals who were against the restoration scheme. “Locals, people who have been here a long time, realize that businesses that create new jobs must be a good thing. Jeremy Clarkson is Marmite but I support him.

Merilyn Davies, District Councilor and one of only two committee members to back the restaurant plan, added: “I never thought I would agree with Jeremy Clarkson. He rubs some people the wrong way, but I think his idea of ​​local farmers working as a co-op to supply the restaurant was interesting. We need to give weight to the AONB, but it’s not just about bats and newts. We have to remember that people live here too.

Although there are many very wealthy people living in the area, Davies said there were pockets of deprivation and people had to leave for Oxford, Abingdon or further afield to find work. “Farming is an important part of rural Britain. If we want this to be part of our future, we have to be creative.

Love it or hate it, Clarkson’s farming — and planning — television adventures put rural issues under the microscope. Back at the North Cotswolds Dairy, Pete Ledbury said the show and planning app showed at least one thing: “Food is hard to produce and it pays off.”

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Crunchyroll – SABIKUI BISCO – Crunchyroll Projector Winter 2022 https://freedomtoons.org/crunchyroll-sabikui-bisco-crunchyroll-projector-winter-2022/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 19:00:00 +0000 https://freedomtoons.org/crunchyroll-sabikui-bisco-crunchyroll-projector-winter-2022/ Have you had the opportunity to check SABIKUI BISCO again? The adaptation is one of the many promising titles that recently debuted as part of Crunchyroll. Winter 2022 entertainment range, and we’ve got a spotlight to explore it further while we wait for the next episode. Read on for a closer look at the show! […]]]>

Have you had the opportunity to check SABIKUI BISCO again? The adaptation is one of the many promising titles that recently debuted as part of Crunchyroll. Winter 2022 entertainment range, and we’ve got a spotlight to explore it further while we wait for the next episode. Read on for a closer look at the show!

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SABIKUI BISCO

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Launch information

Launch time: January 10

Territories: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, Middle East and CIS

Show page

Official trailers

Synopsis

In the distant future, a disaster known as the “Rusty Wind” turned much of Japan into a barren wasteland and left civilization in tatters. After his teacher falls prey to Rust, the mischievous Bisco Akahoshi sets out on a journey through the expanses of sand to obtain a fungus known only as Rust Eater, believed to cure the disease. Along with the dashing young Doctor Milo, the couple will have to deal with the ruthless environment and their wandering companions in order to come back alive.

Characters and cast

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AV: Ryōta Suzuki (Yu Ishigami in KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR)

Milo

VA: Natsuki Hanae (Tanjirou Kamado in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)

Pawoo

AV: Reina Kondô (Nikaido in Dorohedoro)

Tyrol

AV: Miyu Tomita (Riko in Crafted in the Abyss)

Jabi

VA: Shirō Saitō (Biao Gong in Kingdom)

Kurokawa

AV: Kenjiro Tsuda (Tatsu in The Way of the Home Husband)

Actagawa

Staff

Original designer

Shinji Cobkubo (History)

K Akagishi (Art)

Director

Atsushi Ikariya

Assistant Director

Daisuke Mataga (Key animation for Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, ID: INVADED, Naruto)

Series composition

Sadayuki Murai (Cowboy Bebop, JUNI TAISEN : ZODIAC WAR, Natsume Yujin-cho)

Character design

Ai Asari (Animation director for Destiny / stay the night [Heaven’s Feel] I. omen flower, Destiny / stay the night [Heaven’s Feel] III. spring song)

Atsushi Ikariya (Fate zero, Fate / stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, The devil is a part time)

Chief Animation Director

Ai Asari

Norie Ikawa

Artistic director

Masakazu Miyake (Koikimo, KONOSUBA – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!, Mushoku Tensei: Unemployed Reincarnation)

Background art

Yoshihiro Sono

Color design

Emi Chiba (Backflip !!, Fate zero, Sinners garden, After the rain)

Director of Photography

Tsubasa Takagi

Editor

Yoshiaki Kimura (Horimiya, Date A Live II)

Music

Hinako Tsubakiyama

Takeshi Ueda (AA =)

Sound director

Kisuke Koizumi (Dororo, JUNI TAISEN : ZODIAC WAR, Koikimo, House of Shadows, The high school god)

Opening

“Kaze no oto sae kikoenai” by JUNNA

End

“Hōkō” by Ryōta Suzuki and Natsuki Hanae

Realization of animations

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Additional information

the SABIKUI BISCO animated series is based on the light novel of the same name by Shinji Cobkubo (History)

and K Akagishi (Art), which is published in Japan by ASCII Media Works (a division of KADOKAWA) under its Dengeki Bunko imprint. Yen Press publishes the series in English under Rust eater bisco .

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his comics at subhumans. Follow him on twitter @Moldilox.

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Boline reelected to NCET Board of Directors https://freedomtoons.org/boline-reelected-to-ncet-board-of-directors/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 22:21:26 +0000 https://freedomtoons.org/boline-reelected-to-ncet-board-of-directors/ Get Nevada Business News & PR delivered straight to your inbox daily. January 10, 2022 Through Abbi whitaker leave a comment Chris Boline has been re-elected to the board of directors of NCET, a member-backed nonprofit that hosts educational and networking events to help people explore business and technology. Boline, re-elected NCET’s vice president of […]]]>

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Chris Boline has been re-elected to the board of directors of NCET, a member-backed nonprofit that hosts educational and networking events to help people explore business and technology.

Boline, re-elected NCET’s vice president of social media, works with The Applied Companies’ business development team as a business development and community relations partner.

Previously, he held account management positions with KTVN Channel 2 News and Reno Bighorns, worked as a freelance sports editor for the Reno Gazette-Journal and worked as a match observer for the United Soccer League.

Boline obtained a Bachelor of Management degree from the UNR College of Business. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in commerce at UNR.

“Chris brings well-honed business skills and strong community connections to his service on the NCET Board of Directors,” said Dave Archer, president and CEO of the nonprofit. “We are deeply grateful for his willingness to serve NCET and its members.”

About NCET

NCET, the largest educational and networking organization in northern Nevada, is a member-backed nonprofit organization that hosts educational and networking events to help people explore business and technology. NCET’s award-winning programs include the annual NCET Small Business Expo and NCET Tech Showcase and Awards, the monthly Biz Bite and Special Event lunches, and the Tech Wednesday and Biz Café events. The NCET is funded by program memberships, sponsorships, and revenues, and receives no state or federal funding. NCET is not affiliated with the State of Nevada or the University of Nevada. For more information visit www.NCET.org.

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10 things we know about Star Wars: Visions (so far) https://freedomtoons.org/10-things-we-know-about-star-wars-visions-so-far/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 02:50:07 +0000 https://freedomtoons.org/10-things-we-know-about-star-wars-visions-so-far/ Almost 45 years have passed since Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope created, but the Star Wars franchise continues to expand into several types of media: movies, video games, novels, comics and, of course, television. One of the more recent additions to this universe is Star Wars: Visions. RELATED: Star Wars: Visions: 10 […]]]>

Almost 45 years have passed since Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope created, but the Star Wars franchise continues to expand into several types of media: movies, video games, novels, comics and, of course, television. One of the more recent additions to this universe is Star Wars: Visions.

RELATED: Star Wars: Visions: 10 Strongest Characters, Ranked

Star Wars: Visions is an anime anthology that presents the interpretation of several anime studios on the Star Wars universe without necessarily adding to the central story of the saga. According to the creators, the idea behind the series is to celebrate the Star Wars galaxy using the “new and diverse cultural perspective” of some of the best anime creators in the world.

ten It’s a series of animated anthologies


Star Wars: Visions is an animated series produced by Lucasfilm Animation, the animation division of Lucasfilm. The show – currently airing on Disney + – is an anthology series that builds on the lore of the Star Wars franchise with nine original stories created by different animation studios.

While all nine episodes can fit organically into the Star Wars timeline, their plot is unrelated to any of the franchise’s previous movies or TV series. The show’s producers had the creative freedom to create outside of the franchise canon as long as they stayed true to the identity of the Star Wars saga.

9 There are seven anime production companies involved


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In order to ensure the quality of the series, Lucasfilm has contacted seven of the best Japanese animation studios currently available. These included Kamikaze Douga, Studio Colorido, Geno Studio, Kinema Citrus, Production IG, Science SARU, and Studio Trigger. The latter two created two episodes each.

Science SARU is also known for its work with the anime Devilman crybaby and for “Food Chain,” which is the seventh episode of the sixth season of Adventure time. Studio Trigger’s productions include Kill the kill, the Little Witches Academy anime, and his two original films: Little Witches Academy and Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade.


8 It includes a Filmmaker Focus edition for each episode


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In addition to the nine animated short films that make up Star Wars: Visions, Disney + includes a series of featurettes that allow audiences to take a behind-the-scenes look at each of the short films. These special episodes include exclusive interviews with the cast and crew of Star Wars: Visions, and they offer a new perspective on the making of the show.

RELATED: Star Wars: 10 Times The Prequel Trilogy Ignored Everything The Original Stood For

For example, “Tatooine Rhapsody” (a fan favorite) includes an interview with the director of the short film, Taku Kimura, who explains his ideas behind his episode. This featurette also includes an interview with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who voices one of the characters in the story.


seven The series features several famous actors


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the new one Star Wars: Visions the episodes feature famous actors and seiyū as the voices of their characters. Whether in Japanese – her native language – or dubbing in English, fans will encounter several familiar voices in the series if they pay attention.

Renowned celebrities like Lucy Liu, Neil Patrick Harris and Karen Fukuhara – among many others – are voicing some of the Star Wars: Visions characters in English, while famous seiyū like Asami Seto, Kenichi Ogata and Wataru Takagi lend their voices for the original Japanese audio.


6 Stories add nothing to the central story


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From Ewoks at The Mandalorian, Star Wars: Visions is far from the first Star Wars TV series, but it is the franchise’s first anime. However, this does not add anything to the continuity of the films. In fact, none of the episodes feature characters from the films as protagonists like the other series do.

Star Wars: Visions’ The main objective is to offer a new perspective on the Star Wars universe using the “anime’s single lens”. For this reason, the chosen movie studios were given creative freedom as long as they remained inspired by the Star Wars franchise. Their stories are not part of the central story, but a glimpse into the Star Wars universe.


5 The series features talented musicians


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As Colorido Studio’s Taku Kimura said in one of his interviews, music is a key part of the Star Wars universe, and Star Wars: Visions is no exception to this rule. The score for the series was created by 8 different musicians full of talent and fresh ideas for the franchise.

Two prime examples of these gifted composers are Kevin Penkin and Keiji Inai. While Penkin is known for his work in Crafted in the Abyss and Eden, Inai’s work can be found in Epidemic company, Tokyo crows, and Chronicles of the White Knight, the video game. the Star Wars: Visions The full soundtrack was released digitally in October 2021 and can be found on platforms such as Spotify.


4 One of the episodes was nominated for an Annie Award


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Star Wars: Visions was widely acclaimed by audiences when it premiered, but even among its excellent episodes there are a few favorites. “The Duel” – the first episode of the series – was particularly appreciated by many for its combination of Japanese lore with the identity of the Star Wars franchise.

RELATED: Non-Canon: 10 Best Star Wars Legends Graphic Novels, Ranked

“The Duel” tells the story of Ronin – a mysterious wanderer who protects a feudal Japanese village from a self-proclaimed black Sith lord. This short film won a nomination for Best Mainstream Animated Television Production at the 49th Annie Awards, which are accolades that recognize excellence in animation.




3 The show comes with two linked multimedia pieces


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While Star Wars: Visions is already a thrilling and interesting expansion of the Star Wars universe, the nine shorts that make up the show also come with two different media works that provide fans with even more material about the show.

The first is Ronin: a novel of visions, which is an original book by Emma Mieko Candon who based her work on the first episode of the series, “The Duel”. The second link is an art book that will be published by Dark Horse Comics in June 2022. The book will feature interviews with key artists from Star Wars: Visions, as well as selected works of art created especially for the nine short films.


2 Some have compared the series to the Studio Ghibli production


The intrinsic relationship between the natural world and its spirituality has always been a central topic in anime, but Studio Ghibli is known to delve deeper into this relationship. In this sense, Hayao Miyazaki’s work constantly combines good character and respect for the environment. While the heroes respect and protect nature, the bad guys try to destroy it.

Star Wars: Visions adopts this philosophy. Most episodes in the series portray the beauty of the natural world, and some even go so far as to explicitly discuss its importance, such as “The Village Bride”, which describes the Force as an entity directly connected to the planet. .


1 There is no news on a second season yet.


Nothing has been said about a second season for Star Wars: Visions. However, according to the producers, whether the show gets a second season or not is entirely up to the audience. James Waugh said Reverse “There is nothing planned”, but they are willing to continue working on the show as long as the audience loves it.

Of course, the show was a hit among Star Wars fans. Additionally, some of the shorts include characters whose stories could certainly be expanded upon, whether on Star Wars: Visions or in another show. This means that there is hope for new material.

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Who was Arturo Betancourt and what was his cause of death? President of PRODAVIC deceased and obituary https://freedomtoons.org/who-was-arturo-betancourt-and-what-was-his-cause-of-death-president-of-prodavic-deceased-and-obituary/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 10:36:11 +0000 https://freedomtoons.org/who-was-arturo-betancourt-and-what-was-his-cause-of-death-president-of-prodavic-deceased-and-obituary/ Who was Arturo Betancourt and what was his cause of death? President of PRODAVIC deceased and obituary: It is very difficult to accept the disappearance of a leader who is still thinking about the advantages of the state or the country. With a heavy heart, we share the passing news of Arturo Betancourt. He was […]]]>

Who was Arturo Betancourt and what was his cause of death? President of PRODAVIC deceased and obituary: It is very difficult to accept the disappearance of a leader who is still thinking about the advantages of the state or the country. With a heavy heart, we share the passing news of Arturo Betancourt. He was the current president of Know God in Baseball Basis. The report concluding his disappearance was published on Thursday, January 6, 2022. Amid the sad news, those who knew him took their accounts on social networks to pay tribute to the president of RRODAVIC. In this blog, we cover all the details that we have gathered so far. Follow more update on GetIndiaNews.com

Who was Arturo Betancourt?

Arturo Betancourt aka Simon Arturo Betancourt was the current president of Know God in Baseball Basis, whose purpose was to use baseball and multiple choices to serve God and his abilities for the redemption of the lost and the development of healthy church structures. . After serving in several local churches as available, he has served for over 15 years because the Dominican Republic director is the mission base of the global missionary enterprise meet God. Likewise, he has experience with computer science and makes a profession of academic expertise. Apart from that, he was also a producer and delivered several different media works.

Cause of death of Arturo Betancourt

Arturo Betancourt’s death was confirmed on Thursday, January 6, 2022. Although official reports on the cause of his death have not been disclosed at this time. Betancourt’s disappearance is a mystery. Many agree that death should be recognized with issues of illness or well-being, but the official statement has yet to be released.

How rich was Arturo Betancourt? Net worth details

While it is difficult to determine his exact net worth, the estimate is that Betancourt could have a net worth of nearly $ 1 million.

Arturo Betancourt Spouse

Arturo Betancourt was a married man; he tied the wedding knot with Rosanny Salas. The couple share 2 wonderful children named Arthur Isai and Simon Sales. Specific information on the marriage was not made available on the web.

Arturo Betancourt Age and children

The president of PRODAVIC. Arturo Betancourt was 44 years old at the time of his disappearance. He was born in Hato Mayor del Rey, Dominican Republic on October 25, 1977. Additionally, Betancourt has yet to be adopted on the official Wikipedia page. Although there are many other sources online to learn more about him. He was, however, a graduate of the Latin American Bible School and was an authorized leader by the Bible Institute for Growth in Management (BILDF).


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Union vote could trigger ‘electronic lockdown’ of Chicago teachers amid dispute over rising Covid-19 cases https://freedomtoons.org/union-vote-could-trigger-electronic-lockdown-of-chicago-teachers-amid-dispute-over-rising-covid-19-cases/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 03:56:00 +0000 https://freedomtoons.org/union-vote-could-trigger-electronic-lockdown-of-chicago-teachers-amid-dispute-over-rising-covid-19-cases/ “There is no evidence that our schools are dangerous,” Chicago Public Schools CEO Pedro Martinez said at a press conference on Tuesday. But union vice president Stacy Davis Gates said teachers faced “serious staff shortages” and a lack of mitigation measures against Covid-19. “The layers of mitigation we need to keep our schools open and […]]]>

“There is no evidence that our schools are dangerous,” Chicago Public Schools CEO Pedro Martinez said at a press conference on Tuesday.

But union vice president Stacy Davis Gates said teachers faced “serious staff shortages” and a lack of mitigation measures against Covid-19.

“The layers of mitigation we need to keep our schools open and keep our students inside school buildings have not happened here in Chicago,” Davis Gates said on “New Day”. CNN Tuesday.

While their vote was in progress, Chicago officials held a second press conference.

Martinez said if teachers don’t show up for work, they won’t get paid.

He also said that even though there are no classes, the buildings will be open for the children to come.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said there was no doubt that when the neighborhood became completely remote last year, “our children suffered”.

She advocated leaving school administrators to decide when to switch to e-learning.

“What I know from talking to public health experts, what I know from talking to our CEO, is that there is no basis in the data, science or common sense for us to stop a whole system when we can do it surgically at a school level where it’s needed, ”she said.

She added that the city had spent more than $ 100 million on mitigation measures, such as improving ventilation systems in schools and HEPA filters.

The union vote comes as pediatric Covid-19 cases nationwide have reached record levels, according to data released Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics, with cases rising nearly 64% over the course of the week ending December 30 compared to the previous week.

Chicago Department of Health Commissioner Allison Arwady, however, argued earlier that Covid-19 does not affect children almost as severely as adults.

“I understand people are afraid,” Arwady said. “I understand that you look at these numbers and see that they are high, but I just want to reassure you that, especially if you are vaccinated, your child is vaccinated, it really behaves like the flu and we are not shutting down the districts. schools, especially for long periods of time, for influenza. “

“I remain extremely comfortable with children continuing their education in person,” Arwady said at the first press conference.

She said during the second media event that there were 550,000 children in the city and that on average seven are hospitalized each day – almost all of them are unvaccinated children between the ages of 12 and 17.

Martinez said keeping students in schools gives the district better access for families to get them tested and vaccinated.

“One of the reasons I continue to advocate, including with the leaders of CTU, for schools to remain open and classes to continue, because this is our best chance to reach families,” said Martinez.

The union meeting will include a survey of group delegates (elected union leaders for individual schools) to find out if they support distance learning until the current wave of Covid-19 subsides.

Chicago orders some teachers to resume in-person classes next week, setting up showdown with union

The union will also send the same question electronically to its roughly 25,000 grassroots members on Tuesday, according to a union official.

At a virtual union meeting on Sunday, around 80% of the 8,000 members present said they did not want to return to work in person under the current conditions, the official said.

If base members voted to return to distance learning, these teachers would inform their respective principals either Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning that they would be ready to teach, but only remotely – effectively leaving their classrooms. physical class.

In similar circumstances in the past, the district threatened to exclude teachers from their remote classrooms, the official added.

If the union votes in favor of the expulsion, classes will be canceled for Wednesday, Martinez said.

“We’re still determined to try to get a deal,” Martinez said, but “if all of this doesn’t work… I’ll have to cancel classes tomorrow.”

“I have to be responsible, not knowing who is going to show up in the buildings,” Martinez said.

Parents express their frustrations

Darian Martyniuk, father of a 7th grade boy at Lane Tech Academic Center and a girl at Von Steuben High School, said: “I’m glad the kids are back, I’m glad they’re trying to do it. work but I think the whole situation has been a failure of leadership on both sides of the issue. I think the impression is that the union is fair, sour or they’re just using that as a bargaining tactic to get what they want, but I think they have some legitimate concerns.

“They are all masks,” he added. “Forget about distancing… These are masks. If everyone is wearing masks, the transmission drops off dramatically. That’s really what it boils down to. And if you’re vaccinated I’m pretty sure most CPS teachers are. “

Parent Maureen Kelleher withdrew her Grade 7 daughter from Chicago public schools last year for her handling of the pandemic.

“Fundamentally, the basic issues rest on the shoulders of CPC management and Town Hall,” Kelleher said. “The union has a role to play in this area, but it’s the job of the district to figure out how to educate the kids no matter what. So the things they haven’t figured out what to do is watch the situation through the eyes of people who are in the crosshairs of two things. “


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More local farmers are relying on social media to survive pandemic https://freedomtoons.org/more-local-farmers-are-relying-on-social-media-to-survive-pandemic/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://freedomtoons.org/more-local-farmers-are-relying-on-social-media-to-survive-pandemic/ Social media is a great way for businesses to connect with their customers, especially if they are in rural Maine during a pandemic. Maine farmers are no strangers to social media, but the pandemic has made the need for a strong and responsive social media presence even clearer for many of them. In recent years, […]]]>

Social media is a great way for businesses to connect with their customers, especially if they are in rural Maine during a pandemic.

Maine farmers are no strangers to social media, but the pandemic has made the need for a strong and responsive social media presence even clearer for many of them. In recent years, farm organizations have offered more social media training, and farmers in Maine have reaped the benefits.

Abby Sadauckas, owner of Apple Creek Farm in Bowdoinham, said social media is important for her farm to attract new customers and connect with existing customers as well. Apple Creek Farm is, admittedly, Instagrammable, with its breathtaking views, happy cattle, and charismatic Great Pyrenees that show its hazy cup in many posts.


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A nation on hold wants to talk to a manager https://freedomtoons.org/a-nation-on-hold-wants-to-talk-to-a-manager/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 14:46:33 +0000 https://freedomtoons.org/a-nation-on-hold-wants-to-talk-to-a-manager/ “He kept screaming, ‘The governor said we don’t have to wear masks anymore,'” Mr O’Brien said. The woman’s response – that they were always required in places with a certain number of workers – only angered him even more. Eventually the owner arrived and “told the customer never to come back,” said Mr. O’Brien. It’s […]]]>

“He kept screaming, ‘The governor said we don’t have to wear masks anymore,'” Mr O’Brien said. The woman’s response – that they were always required in places with a certain number of workers – only angered him even more.

Eventually the owner arrived and “told the customer never to come back,” said Mr. O’Brien.

It’s not just your imagination; the behavior is really worse. In a study of 1,000 American adults during the pandemic, 48% of adults and 55% of workers said that in November 2020, they expected civility in America to improve after the election.

By August, improvement expectations had fallen to 30 percent overall and 37 percent among workers. Overall, only 39 percent of those polled said they thought America’s tone was civil. The study also found that people who didn’t have to work with clients were happier than those who did.

“There is a growing delta between office workers and those who interact with consumers,” said Micho Spring, president of the global business practice for strategic communications firm Weber Shandwick, who helped conduct the study. .

At the same time, many consumers are rightly wronged by what they see as poor service at companies that do much of their business online – retailers, cable operators, car rental companies, etc. . – and who seem almost gleefully interested in preventing customers from speaking. to real people.

“The pandemic has allowed many companies to reduce their focus on the quality of the customer experience they provide,” said Jon Picoult, founder of Watermark Consulting, a customer service consulting firm.

Part of the problem is the mismatch between expectations and reality, said Melissa Swift, U.S. head of transformation at consultancy Mercer. Before the pandemic, she said, consumers had been won over by the idea of ​​the “frictionless economy” – the idea that you could get whatever you wanted, when you wanted it.


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Who is the most unreasonable person in the cutout Danny DeVito debacle? https://freedomtoons.org/who-is-the-most-unreasonable-person-in-the-cutout-danny-devito-debacle/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 22:26:19 +0000 https://freedomtoons.org/who-is-the-most-unreasonable-person-in-the-cutout-danny-devito-debacle/ Who’s the unreasonable: a man in his thirties whose adoration for actor Danny DeVito cost him his job or his six-year-old girlfriend who is considering breaking up with him because of his obsession? It’s a question that plagued social media this week after a woman went viral on Twitter when she said she wanted to […]]]>

Who’s the unreasonable: a man in his thirties whose adoration for actor Danny DeVito cost him his job or his six-year-old girlfriend who is considering breaking up with him because of his obsession?

It’s a question that plagued social media this week after a woman went viral on Twitter when she said she wanted to stop with her boyfriend because of her cardboard cutout from DeVito.

On Monday, the 31-year-old explained in a now-deleted Reddit page how the cut enraged her boyfriend’s boss who asked her to remove her from the background at work-at-home meetings. Her 33-year-old boyfriend complied at first, but then refused, going so far as to “buy an oil painting” and “a few other” DeVito cutouts, according to the thread.

After the boss told her that her career was indeed “dead” at the company, her boyfriend opted to quit his 12-year-old job and find a new job – a decision that was made without consulting her and her. ’caused them to question their entire relationship, the woman wrote.

The message was originally written on the “Am I hole A”Subreddit – a forum where users can voice their grievances, and others can comment, engage (or” vote “) and determine whether they are right or wrong – and later shared on the popular Subreddit’s Twitter account .

Many people have debated who among boyfriend, girlfriend and boss is the most unreasonable person in the situation. And while the jury is still out on the matter, ending a six-year relationship because of a DeVito cut indicates that there is a much deeper underlying problem, according to Nate Sawyer, marriage and family therapist. in Durham, North Carolina.

“There could have been a lot of other issues that happened before that, and DeVito maybe just pointed that out,” he told NBC News Thursday. “If they had been together for six years, they must have had some idea of ​​their future together.”

“Looks like she’s having issues with engagement, maybe looking for a way out and trying to get validation for it on the internet,” Sawyer continued. “On the other hand, for him to make such a quick decision and ignore his feelings, I wonder if he ever did and if he ever let her out of the decisions of future planning. “

For the couple, he indicated that “it would be important for them to take a step back to see if they are motivated by their emotions, to unpack what they are feeling and to remember that their decision can affect their partners”.

Many on Twitter and Subreddit have supported the boyfriend – and criticized his girlfriend and his boss.

“Imagine not siding with your life partner against their crappy, unreasonable and humorless boss,” one person tweeted.

Another one Twitter the user wrote: “Her boyfriend is absolutely right to hold on. He works from home and shouldn’t have to redecorate until his background is offensive. And now he is looking for a new job, as it should be.

Some noted, however, that it wasn’t too much to ask to remove something as simple as a cardboard cutout at a meeting.

“Sure, he can decorate his house however he sees fit, but how unreasonable is it to say that there are no cardboard cutouts in the background of your meetings?” ” a Twitter user wrote. “I don’t find that unreasonable at all.”

In her post, the woman admits that the actor’s cardboard cutout from “It’s Always Nice in Philadelphia” never bothered her until her boyfriend was forced to work from home – which, Sawyer noted, has been a recurring problem with his own customers during the pandemic.

“Couples are spending more time together, and the pandemic has strained relationships because there is an unhealthy balance of togetherness and separation,” he said. “It can make people more nervous. “

Sawyer said he wondered if the boyfriend was “trying to change something in his life and do something different – and in this case, he just wanted to put his finger on his boss and stick it to the man. “.

When asked who he thought was at fault, Sawyer said, “It’s not my job to ask for my opinion in these kinds of conversations, but I think most couples like this seek that validation. . “

DeVito, who has previously backed Nabisco workers to protest proposed changes to their working conditions, did not respond to multiple requests for comment.



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Hong Kong Police Raid Pro-Democracy Stand News, Arrest Six | Freedom of press https://freedomtoons.org/hong-kong-police-raid-pro-democracy-stand-news-arrest-six-freedom-of-press/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 05:37:30 +0000 https://freedomtoons.org/hong-kong-police-raid-pro-democracy-stand-news-arrest-six-freedom-of-press/ Hundreds of Hong Kong national security officers raided the offices of pro-democracy online media Stand News on Wednesday and arrested six people, including senior officials, for alleged “seditious publication” offenses. Stand News, established in 2014 as a nonprofit, is the largest pro-democracy publication remaining in Hong Kong after a national security investigation earlier this year […]]]>

Hundreds of Hong Kong national security officers raided the offices of pro-democracy online media Stand News on Wednesday and arrested six people, including senior officials, for alleged “seditious publication” offenses.

Stand News, established in 2014 as a nonprofit, is the largest pro-democracy publication remaining in Hong Kong after a national security investigation earlier this year led to the closure of the iconic tabloid Apple Daily of jailed mogul Jimmy Lai.

The raid further raises concerns about media freedoms in the former British colony, which returned to Chinese rule in 1997 with the promise that a wide range of individual rights would be protected.

Police said in a statement they had a warrant “to search and seize relevant journalistic material.”

“More than 200 police officers in uniform and in civilian clothes have been deployed,” the statement said.

Photos posted on social media also showed non-uniformed police carrying plastic crates outside the publication office.

Meanwhile, police said they arrested three men and three women, aged 34 to 73, without naming them, for “conspiracy to publish seditious publications”.

According to reports, Patrick Lam, editor-in-chief of Stand News, was among those arrested. Lam was reportedly arrested by police at his home and several gadgets were also allegedly confiscated.

Stand News said earlier that Ronson Chan, its deputy editor who is also the head of the Hong Kong Journalists Association, had been questioned.

The news site posted a video of police arriving at Chan’s residence and showing their arrest warrant.

Chan was then released by the police. In a statement after the police search of his home, he said: “Stand News has always reported the news in a professional manner, there is no doubt and everyone knows it. Whatever the crime, it will not change this fact.

Sophie Richardson, China director at Human Rights Watch, told Al Jazeera that the arrests had “nothing to do with” sedition.

“This is outright retaliation from the Chinese government, which seeks to stamp out free media in Hong Kong documenting Beijing’s abusive conduct,” Richardson said. “The shutdown of Stand News, Apple Daily and other critical media exposes this agenda.”

After months of anti-government protests in 2019, Beijing last year imposed a sweeping national security law in the semi-autonomous city that critics say restricts the freedoms promised to the former British colony that cannot be found in mainland China.

The law criminalizes secessionism, subversion, terrorism and foreign collusion to interfere in city affairs.

Since its implementation in June last year, more than 100 pro-democracy supporters have been arrested under the law, and many more have fled abroad.

Earlier this year, police raided the offices of pro-democracy publication Apple Daily, forcing it to shut down after its assets were frozen.

Lai, a staunch critic of China, was also arrested and jailed.

Earlier this month, Lai was found guilty of several counts related to his alleged involvement in a banned vigil last year in commemoration of the victims of China’s Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989.

Police also charged Lai with sedition on Tuesday.

Oliver Farry, foreign correspondent and writer in Hong Kong, told Al Jazeera that the arrests appeared to be part of a targeted campaign against media criticizing the authorities.

“It’s hard to see it stop. The media are very cautious under the National Security Act, but today’s arrests, like many others have been, are governed by the Colonial Era Crimes Ordinance, which is just as vague and extensive, ”Farry said.

“If the government wants to prosecute someone, it has a lot of tools in these laws. And, while foreign governments or the media may cry foul about it, there isn’t much they can do in the end. “

Police stand guard outside the Stand News office after six people were arrested “for conspiring to publish a seditious publication,” according to the National Security Department of the Hong Kong Police on Wednesday [James Pomfert/Reuters]

Farry said he expected authorities to continue cracking down on the town’s media.

“It is not clear whether other independent media will be targeted as well – the Hong Kong and Chinese governments are so far more concerned about those, like Stand News, which publish in Chinese,” he said. .

“But there will probably be a movement against the Hong Kong Journalists Association. This has been going on for some time. Pro-Beijing media and some members of the government reported that the HKJA had an anti-government bias and irregular membership practices. It’s really not that hard to imagine the government banning it.

The authorities say the National Security Law restored stability after months of often violent pro-democracy protests.

Officials in Hong Kong and China have repeatedly said media freedoms are respected but not absolute and cannot endanger national security.

The latest arrests follow the removal of sculptures and other artwork from college campuses last week.

The works supported democracy and commemorated the victims of the Chinese crackdown on Democratic protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989.



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