Daily Archives: September 14, 2015

US Politics: Sanders Takes Major Lead in Key Battleground States

Monday, September 14, 2015 by Common Dreams by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer  Comments

Fringe No More: Sanders Takes Major Lead in Key Battleground States

New polling shows Bernie Sanders ahead of Hillary Clinton in both New Hampshire and Iowa 

Sanders’s “ideas for rebuilding the American middle class and taking on the billionaire class are resonating here in Iowa and across the country,” says one county chair. (Photo: Michael Vadon/flickr/cc)

‘Fringe candidate’ no more, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders leads former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton among likely Democratic presidential primary voters in the battleground states of Iowa and New Hampshire, according to new polling released on Sunday, September 13. Continue reading

St. Stanislaus College Alumni Association – Toronto – Fall Dinner and Dance – October 17, 2015

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St. Stanislaus College Alumni Association – Toronto –  Fall Dinner and Dance – October 17, 2015

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PUEBLO Science Volunteers Camp

On behalf of the science teachers of Guyana, we wish to thank the members of the St. Stanislaus Toronto Alumni Association, the local College Association, the Board of Governors of St Stanislaus and the officers of the Ministry of Education for the initiative in engaging the PUEBLO Science volunteers to facilitate a successful Camp.      Continue reading

The Guyana Cultural Association of New York….. says THANK YOU!

The Guyana Cultural Association of New York…..says THANK  YOU!

We, the members of the Guyana Cultural Association of New York, Inc. express our sincere thanks to all who helped to make our 2015 Guyana Folk Festival season a success. There were more attendees at all of the events—the Awards Ceremony, Kwe Kwe Night, the Literary Hang and Family Fun Day. More than 11,000 attended the annual Family Fun Day 2015 in Brooklyn. This represented a 22 percent increase over 2014’s. Thank you, Brooklyn!

The increased presence of visitors from Guyana, as well as displays of art and products manufactured there made Folk Festival 2015 memorable. This year, GCA was pleased to welcome Honorable Cathy Hughes, Minister of Tourism. In addition, to hosting an exhibition on Guyana’s tourism product and showcasing Guyanese food and beverages at Family Fun Day, Minister Hughes attended Kwe Kwe Night and the Literary Hang.  Continue reading

Young Cubans look forward to greater openness to technology

Young Cubans look forward to greater openness to technology

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Ivet Gonzalez

HAVANA, Cuba, Friday September 11, 2015, IPS – Young people in Cuba are anxiously awaiting an acceleration of the informatisation of society, which is apparently moving ahead at the same pace as the current reform process, “without haste, but without pause,” according to the authorities.

“Where I would really like to have Internet is at home,” Beatriz Seijas told IPS, sitting in the entrance to a building on Avenida 23, a street in downtown Havana better known as La Rampa, where the state telecoms monopoly ETECSA opened one of the 35 new Wi-Fi access points around the country in July.   Continue reading

The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools? – by Dale Russakoff

The Prize: Who's in Charge of America's Schools? | [Dale Russakoff]In America, education was long seen as the great equalizer, but that has become mostly myth. So, over the past decade, there has been a vigorous effort to fortify and rebuild our schools, and in this there is a recognition that we have failed our children, especially those living in poverty, those for whom school reform could — and should — be transformational. From Chicago to New Orleans, school reform has been engineered by the well heeled and well connected — from hedge fund managers to corporate heads to directors of foundations — who believe that with the right kind of teachers and pedagogy, and with a ­business-like administration, schooling can trump the daily burdens and indignities of growing up poor. “No excuses” has become the rallying cry of the reformers.   Continue reading