Chris Woodyard USA TODAY Published 7:32 PM EST Jan 21, 2019 LOS ANGELES — After days of rallies and picket lines, Los Angeles' striking teachers will now see whether they can maintain the momentum for a second week. That is, if they need to. Union negotiators were meeting with the Los Angeles Unified School District on Monday. Even if the two groups reach a tentative deal, the union said teachers won't return to work the next day. First, they'll vote on whether to ratify the agreement. Already, teachers have made their point. The union, United Teachers Los Angeles, was picking up support from celebrities and Democratic politicians as it faced off against the district. Attendance fell dramatically in the first week of the walkout, as many parents were reluctant to send their students to school while their teachers picketed. Here are some key questions and answers about the strike so far: When will it end? Talks reopened Thursday for the first time since the strike … [Read more...] about L.A. strike: Who is winning, and when will LAUSD teachers return?
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JACOB Rees-Mogg has been tipped as a future Tory leader and possible PM. The MP for North East Somerset caused controversy after airing his views on abortion and gay marriage. Then, on August 2018 his Somerset home was vandalised. Here's his story... Who is Jacob Rees-Mogg? Jacob Rees-Mogg is a backbench Tory MP for North East Somerset but is better known for his period drama persona which has been winning him fans. He entered parliament during the 2010 General Election after working as a fund manager in London. During the EU referendum, he was a passionate Brexiteer and made many high-profile media appearances arguing for a vote to leave the EU. To say he was born into a privileged position is an understatement - he is the Eton and Oxford-educated son of the long-serving Times editor William Rees-Mogg. During the 1997 General Election Rees-Mogg attracted ridicule. This is because he brought his faithful nanny along with him as he battled to be elected in the working class and … [Read more...] about Who is Jacob Rees-Mogg, who is his wife and how many children does the Brexiteer have?
Labour’s deputy leader has said Britain is on the frontier of a “new cold war” that Russia is winning and discussed a claim that Theresa May may have blocked an intelligence services investigation into the Russian dealings of Arron Banks, the businessman behind the Leave.EU campaign. Tom Watson made the remarks at an Observer event at the Labour conference in Liverpool on Sunday where he accused the government of being wilfully blind to Russia’s attack on British democracy. He said Britain had to wake up to the scale of the Russian threat, which he called a “Blitzkrieg for the digital age”. He also said it was imperative that Britain launched an inquiry into what happened in the referendum similar to US special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into whether the Trump presidential campaign had links to Moscow. Watson singled out May for criticism and demanded that she respond to allegations he had heard that she had thwarted a security services … [Read more...] about Tom Watson: UK on frontier of ‘new cold war’ that Russia is winning
GAIA Cauchi is only 15-year-old and has already competed in Eurovision as well as appearing on TV. Here's everything you need to know about the young singer... Who is Gaia Cauchi? Gaia was born in Malta in 2003, making her 15 years of age. Despite her young age, Gaia had previously had a life-changing chance at stardom after taking to the Eurovision stage in 2013. Representing her home country of Malta, Gaia performed original track The Start on stage in Kiev, Ukraine that year. Even though she was only 11 at the time, Gaia was picked from thousands of hopefuls to win the annual song contest with a phone in vote covering every nation in the competition. She had also appeared on TV two years before that on Maletese TV show Ti Lascia Una Canzone, won the junior version of the Sanrema Italian song festival, and the International Achievement Award at the Malta Music Awards in 2013. The 15-year-old Malta student will perform Paloma Faith’s Only Love Can Hurt Like This tonight in a bid … [Read more...] about Who is Gaia Cauchi? X Factor 2018 contestant and 15-year-old student from Malta
Could Philipp Wollscheid be lining up against Stoke City later in the season? Unlikely, admittedly... but fans of one of the Potters’ Championship rivals like the look of the big man. Still only 29, this weekend the twice-capped Germany centre-back will be manning a ‘hit the wall’ stall at a late summer fair in Rappweiler, Germany. That’s because he’s a free agent since leaving Metz by mutual consent. So who on earth could be interested in the man recruited by Mark Hughes in January 2015 to replace the irreplaceable Robert Huth? Swansea City fans seem to think Wollscheid is just who they need to bolster their defence, well at least 63 per cent of those responding to a poll by the website Football Fancast reckon so. Of course, not knowing the size of the sample of fans polled, that could be 63 per cent of not very many Swans supporters. And as far as we know, Graham Potters has not mentioned any interest in Wollscheid, who is keeping fit by playing for his … [Read more...] about Who is the Stoke City old boy wanted by fans of a Championship rival?