first_imgCopyAbout this officeBeck + Oser ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilityHofstetten-FlühOn FacebookSwitzerlandPublished on November 06, 2019Cite: “Houses Alte Hofstetterstrasse / Beck + Oser Architekten” 06 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects 2017 Switzerland Architects: Beck + Oser Architekten Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Manufacturers: VELUX Commercial, Admonter, Duravit, Regent, Stöcklin Möbel AG, Suter Inox AGSave this picture!© Börje MüllerRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWoodEGGERLaminatesDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineText description provided by the architects. The two houses, which are combined in one building, continue the existing development along the slope edge and the street. They close the last existing gap in this line. The valley and mountain views remain unobstructed.Save this picture!© Börje MüllerThe parking spaces are arranged along the Alte Hofstetterstrasse. A short staircase leads to the entrances of the houses, where the bicycle parking spaces are located in a covered room under the parking. On the spaciously glazed ground floor with living, dining, kitchen and outside seating you can enjoy the view over Flüh to the monastery of Mariastein and the ruins of Landskron. On the floor above there are two rooms and the bathroom under the spectacular, multiple buckled roof shape. The sculptural stairwell, in which the two stairs wind around built-in furniture, leads to the basement floor with further rooms, shower and cellar rooms.Save this picture!© Börje MüllerBy placing the building at the top of the plot and parallel to the height course, the slope can be optimally used for the exposure of the three floors. The bent facades and roof surfaces allow optimal integration into the existing situation and reinforce the clear orientation towards view and sun. This theme finds its logical spatial continuation in the outside seats arranged on the side of the building. Inside, exciting and dynamic spaces and sequences of rooms are created, which invite you to experience, linger and enjoy.Save this picture!© Börje MüllerSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!SectionThe uniform materialization on the outside with concrete for walls and roof as well as the windows made of larch wood, which are practically flush with the facade, complete the volumetric crystal-like expression of the building. Inside, the reduced choice of materials with concrete ceilings, white plaster walls and saw-raw wooden floors enhances the perception of the various slants on walls and roofs.Save this picture!© Börje MüllerThe sustainability in terms of resource use is given by the compact building shape, the well thought-out arrangement of the rooms, the use of unfinished materials and the technical equipment with heat pump and ventilation including heat recovery.Save this picture!© Börje MüllerProject gallerySee allShow lessZartmann House / Anders Berensson ArchitectsSelected ProjectsOpen Сall for Lety u Písku Holocaust Memorial Competition EntriesBuilt Projects & Masterplans Share Houses Area:  272 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/927854/houses-alte-hofstetterstrasse-beck-plus-oser-architekten Clipboardcenter_img Houses Alte Hofstetterstrasse / Beck + Oser Architekten CopyHouses, Sustainability•Hofstetten-Flüh, Switzerland Houses Alte Hofstetterstrasse / Beck + Oser ArchitektenSave this projectSaveHouses Alte Hofstetterstrasse / Beck + Oser Architekten “COPY” Photographs:  Börje Müller Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Save this picture!© Börje Müller+ 17Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/927854/houses-alte-hofstetterstrasse-beck-plus-oser-architekten Clipboardlast_img read more

first_imgJune 29 anti-austerity protest in Athens.June 30 — As we go to press, rumors of a last-minute attempt by the Syriza government in Athens to ask the euro bankers for a third bailout have been rebuffed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Whatever the outcome, the fundamentals of the Greek situation will remain unchanged. The bankers of Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Rome and Wall Street are trying to extract blood from the Greek masses.Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Athens’ Syntagma Square on June 29 against the terms of the “Troika” — the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and the European Commission. The demonstrators opposed the continuation of debt slavery imposed on Greece by the bankers of Europe.After five months of negotiations between the left social-democratic Syriza government and the representatives of 18 other European governments, the Troika, which calls the shots, has remained adamant. The financial vultures have demanded further austerity measures. Earlier versions of these measures — pension cuts, health care cuts, wage cuts, layoffs and tax increases — have already brought about mass suffering in Greece on a society-wide scale.And now the imperialist bankers have cut off funds to Greece, forcing it to close its own banks for at least a week. The goal of the Troika is to bring about capitulation at the negotiating table as well as to accomplish regime change. If there is economic chaos, the Syriza government could be blamed. But if the government capitulates and enforces concessions, it can also fall. So, either way, the bankers want to teach Syriza and parties in other countries not to dare to challenge austerity.Origins of vicious bankers’ debt cycleThe bankers have justified their austerity demands on the grounds that such measures will pave the way for economic growth and an end to the economic crisis. This fantasy was dreamed up by the bankers to make their greed and lust for profit seem as if they sought benefits for Greece.The Greek people have already had austerity. Instead of growth they got a Great Depression in which the economy shrank by 25 percent, the unemployment rate rose to 27 percent and youth unemployment to 50 percent, with 50 percent of Greeks living at the poverty level or below, and 25 percent of businesses having gone bankrupt — all to pay the bankers their pound of flesh.The so-called Greek bailout began in 2010. Bankers and investors had earlier bought Greek government bonds to make a profit on the interest they would receive. When the economic crisis hit in 2008, it caused a decline in government revenue. In order to pay back the bankers and other bondholders, the capitalist Greek government had to borrow more money from bankers — to pay back bankers.Soon the financiers cut off Greek borrowing in the bond market, forcing the government to ask for a bailout in 2010. It was the bailout conditions imposed by the Troika — the IMF, the ECB and the EC — that led to the economic catastrophe that struck the Greek working class and the middle class.The Troika lent the Greek government 110 billion euro. But by 2012 the government, due to high interest payments and economic collapse, was still deep in debt. It had to ask the bankers for another bailout of 130 billion euro — which came with more austerity conditions.So the Greek governments of the last five years have been imposing austerity measures on the masses in order to pay back interest on loans. The high payback on the loans created more debt. This required more borrowing, which in turn required more payback.Of all the hundreds of billions that the Greek government borrowed, it is estimated that only about 10 percent of the money ever got to the government to pay for expenses; the other 90 percent went to financial institutions.Tsipras’s partial capitulation not enough for TroikaThe Syriza government, led by Alexis Tsipras, has made numerous concessions to the demands of the Troika in the past month. But those concessions were not enough for the bankers. To try to improve the government position, Tsipras has called for a July 5 national referendum on whether or not to accept the Troika’s proposals. The referendum is supposed to be a simple “Yes” or “No” vote on the proposals.The origins of the referendum go back to the breakdown of negotiations on June 23. On June 22, a proposal from Syriza to a Eurogroup summit meeting of ministers was in direct contradiction to Tsipras’ post-election pledges to defy the austerity measures and demand debt relief, as well as in opposition to the left wing of his party.At that meeting Syriza’s proposal included 7.9 billion euro in savings to meet the demands of the Troika. Among the concessions were a pledge to end early retirement next year; raising the retirement age to 67 in stages; phasing out supplementary payments to poor pensioners; raising pension contributions by workers to 2 percent; and raising pensioners’ health care contributions to 5 percent.The Troika dismissed any idea of debt relief but promised to “consider it” sometime down the road.Once the terms of the proposal got back to Athens, a revolt began within Syriza and important members of parliament said they could not support it. But before Syriza could get a chance to reject the concessions put forward by Tsipras — because they went too far — the bankers rejected the proposal because it did not go far enough. Tsipras had to walk out of the negotiations; there have been none since.As the deadline of June 30 for a payment of 1.8 billion euro to the IMF approached and the government could clearly not pay it, Tsipras called for the referendum on July 5 to “strengthen his negotiating position.”Referendum vs. leadershipHaving a referendum on the austerity terms proposed by the Troika is no doubt an appealing idea. To put the bankers’ terms up for a popular vote puts the question out there.Whatever anyone thinks of Syriza, now that the referendum has been proposed and assuming that it comes off, everyone must campaign for the strongest possible “No” vote. The bankers show their contempt for bourgeois democracy by opposing the referendum.But there is another side to the story. In the first place, there was already an election against austerity on Jan. 25, and Syriza won that election handily. The popular mandate to oppose austerity has already been given. The Syriza government has been on record both before and after the elections as opposing austerity. It was opposed to the debt and to being forced into onerous anti-working-class concessions.And there is another danger. All of European and Greek capitalism can start a campaign of fear that could swing the referendum in a “Yes” direction.The Tsipras wing of Syriza has repeatedly underestimated the resistance of the bankers. It has talked over and over about an “honorable settlement,” it pledged to find a compromise, it talked about “our common European home,” and so on, ad nauseam.Instead of taking an adamant stand against the bankers and preparing for battle, the Tsipras leadership has fought this struggle without clear resolve, without any plan and without an aggressive posture toward the bloodthirsty, predatory bankers who have been abusing, oppressing and exploiting the Greek workers and the population in general.In politics, if you are going to war, you had best be prepared for battle. The Troika was fully prepared, but Syriza was divided and irresolute.To be sure, the relationship of forces was highly unfavorable to the Greek government. It is impossible to overlook the power of European and U.S. finance capital.The first thing to be done was to reject the terms or rules of the struggle imposed by the enemy. But Syriza declared in advance its intention to remain with the euro and to come up with a settlement that honored the eurozone.Even for a capitalist government, such as Syriza is despite its leftist rhetoric, sticking to the eurozone framework dominated by German imperialism is a losing proposition. Not being prepared to break sends a message to the bankers that you have already given in most of the way. After all, if Syriza is determined to remain in an arrangement where Greece has no sovereignty over its own currency and the bankers who are trying to skin it alive are also in charge of its currency, then Syriza has ceded the most favorable terms to the financial predators.Finance capital and social democracyThe current predicament of the Greek working class is the result of the relationship of forces between the big European powers and U.S. bankers, on the one hand, and Greece, a small imperialist country that is also a semi-colony of Germany and other powers, on the other.Tsipras’s call for a referendum is an abandonment of the responsibility to lead. The Syriza government was elected to fight austerity. That is what it should do — not push its responsibility onto the population. It must also be said that failing to vote “No” in the referendum is also an abandonment of responsibility.There are many other ways to call out the popular masses to demonstrate support and strengthen your negotiating position. That is what Syriza should have been doing since last January.Furthermore, it is clear what the Troika’s negotiating position is going to be if further negotiations take place over a deal. The bankers will demand capitulation, concessions, hardships for the masses, payoffs for themselves, etc. Everything that has occurred in the last five months shows that the next phase of the struggle calls for defiance, mass mobilization and the willingness to do whatever it takes to break the stranglehold of the bankers.The struggle so far shows the inherent contradiction of trying to fight finance capital while remaining in a framework defined by and governed by finance capital. This is the inherent contradiction of every left-wing social democracy.The struggle is far from over, however. The very greed of the bankers has the capability to further destabilize the situation and set off an even bigger and more revolutionary struggle — a struggle which must be directed at Greek capitalism as well as European finance capital.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 31 Aug 2020 5:51 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link10.2kShares Berkhamp advised Van de Beek to join United (Picture: Getty)The former Arsenal forward was Ajax’s assistant manager as Van de Beek made his way through the ranks in Amsterdam and the midfielder dates the forward’s daughter, Estelle.Bergkamp is said to have advised the midfielder to move to Old Trafford and Van de Beek was minded to take his advice, given the 51-year-old struggled in Italy before shining in England with Arsenal. The former Inter Milan ace was fond of the midfielder during his time at the Johan Cruyff arena, with former manager Frank De Boer revealing just how much Bergkamp rated Van De Beek.‘Dennis started talking enthusiastically about a talent in his youth team. It was a boy who reminded Dennis of himself at that age. That was the signal for me to keep an eye on that guy. That was Donny,’ said De Boer.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityVan de Beek is set to become United’s first signing of the summer but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes to make at least two further additions.Jadon Sancho, the 20-year-old Dortmung winger, remains the club’s priority but negotiations are at a standstill due to United’s reluctantance to meet the Germans’ £108m asking price.Elsewhere, Solskjaer hopes to sign a centre-back to partner Harry Maguire.RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano is a leading target but a deal for Sancho is United’s current priority. MORE: Lionel Messi fails to show up for Barcelona training Advertisement Comment Donny van de Beek is set to join Manchester United (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp was instrumental in Donny van de Beek’s decision to join Manchester United over the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona.The Dutchman was absent from Netherlands training this afternoon as he undergoes a medical in Amsterdam ahead of a £40.3million move to Old Trafford.The 23-year-old had looked set to join Real Madrid before the global pandemic hit but the La Liga giants attempted to renegotiate a price for Van de Beek that reflected the financial downturn. Ronald Koeman managed Van de Beek during his time as Holland boss and he was keen to sign the midfielder after being appointed Barcelona manager a fortnight ago.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHowever, Manchester United stole a march on the La Liga giants by agreeing a fee on Saturday and Sky Sports claim Bergkamp’s role was pivotal. Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp convinced Donny van de Beek to join Manchester Unitedlast_img read more

first_imgFor years the Perry Commodores owned City League football. The last few years the Brashear Bulls dominated and were expected to do the same this season but that didn’t happen. Schenley, Oliver and Perry joined them atop of the League, with Schenley surprising everybody by winning their first title since 1950. In selecting our third annual All City football team the Courier kept this in mind with the selection of the players. The four top teams dominate the selections as they dominated league play, but all nine schools are represented. Helping us select the players were the coaches of all nine schools in the city, Woody Miller and the men in the booth who call the game and keep the stats, as well as our reporter and photographer who cover the teams. Schenley and Oliver tied for the best record at 7-1, and Perry and Brashear finished right behind them at 6-2. The other five teams finished under .500 with Peabody, Westinghouse and Carrick tied at 3-5, Allderdice 1-7 and Langley 0-8.The breakdown on the first team’s offense, defense and four special teams players has Schenley and Brashear tied with 8 each, Perry 6, and Oliver 5. The other five teams only placed two players on the first teams. Adding the second teams and honorable mentions, Schenley and Perry led the way with 15 each followed closely by Oliver, 14 and Brashear, 13. Rounding out the teams were Carrick, 10; Westinghouse, 6; Peabody 4; and Allderdice and Langley with 2 each.Henri Chatman was hands down the best quarterback in the City with everyone picking him to the first team. Then it became hard with Ryan Roeper from Carrick, a pure passer with high numbers and Darrell Cosby of Westinghouse who was an excellent running quarterback with much the same results. The other quarterbacks mentioned were Donte Jeter from Oliver and Greg McGhee from Perry. Beyond Chatman there was a drop off in talent at that position. Even Chatman’s production dropped from last season. He has been one of the top two to three quarterbacks in the City for the past three years. MANASSEH GARNER, JEROME MATHEWS, MARTISE SMITH JASON BELL Schenley Head Coach At the running back slot Bruce Patterson finished up his career as one of the greatest backs in City League history, with 643 yards on 129 carries even though he missed some games. Joining him in the backfield was Richard Lowry from Perry who continued that rich Commodore tradition by leading the league in rushing with 949 yards on 187 carries and Bruce Matthews from Schenley who had 663 yards on 154 carries despite missing some games. He was Schenley’s best offensive player and may have been the league’s Player of the Year if he hadn’t missed some games. These three were heads and shoulders over the rest.There wasn’t a whole lot of passing going on in the City which led to the drop off in production by receivers compared to the past few years when there was a rise. However, our Offensive Player of the Year was a receiver, but Manasseh Garner helped his team in so many other ways. He was Chatman’s main target, as a tight end, and wide receiver as well as being an excellent runner out of the backfield. He did whatever it took to help his team win. His major competition was teammate Chatman.Carrick receivers had the most impressive numbers behind the passing of Roeper with Jujuan Thomas and Travis Lewis being named to the first and second teams. Manny Reed, Brashear, and Martice Smith, Oliver, are the other two starting wide receivers.The offensive and defensive lines were generally made up of the same players. Much like college and the pros, these guys are the anchors of the teams. They determine if a team is a winner or loser but receive very little credit or publicity.The best linemen in the City belonged to Schenley, which is why they now hold the championship trophy. Andre Irish, Aaron Manker and Hykeem Moore anchored both the offense and the defense for the Spartans and the All City team. Irish surprisingly was picked as the Defensive Player of the Year. Surprisingly because it’s the first time a lineman has received this award, which generally goes to linebackers and defensive backs. He was clearly the best of the best. Joining Irish and Manker on the offensive line are Matt Dayton, Perry, Shane Phillips, Oliver and Carlos Saunders, Peabody. Joining he and Moore on the defensive line are Ed Mathis, Oliver; and Joshua Weiblinger. Manker is on the second team defense and Moore second team offense.Even though the Perry defense allowed the fewest points, it was Oliver that dominated the defensive team, placing eight players on the first and second team. Schenley was second with six. Perry only had three players selected. Once again there were an abundance of quality linebackers and defensive backs with Garner heading this list which includes two of the four linebackers being from Oliver and two of the four defensive backs from Schenley.The special teams were easy picks with kicker Cody Magiocca, Brashear and punter John Dubensky, Perry having practically no competition. Even though there were several excellent kick and punt returners this season D’Andre Black, Schenley, and Manny Reed were easy winners.The Coach of the Year was a tough pick between Jason Bell from Schenley and Tim Keefer from Oliver. Both did an outstanding job this season taking their teams to surprising 7-1 records in City League play. But the difference was Schenley beat Oliver to win the City League title, their first in 69 years, thus our Coach of the Year is Jason Bell.Congratulations to all the members of the 2009 New Pittsburgh Courier All City Football Team.OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Manasseh Garner, BrashearDEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Andre Irish, SchenleyCOACH OF THE YEAR Jason Bell, SchenleyFIRST TEAM ALL-CITY OFFENSE 2009QB    Henri Chatman    Brashear RB    Bruce Patterson    Brashear RB    Jerome Mathews    Schenley RB    Richard Lowry    Perry TE    Manasseh Garner    Brashear R    Jujuan Thomas    Carrick R     Martice Smith    Oliver R    Manny Reed    Brashear OL    Andre Irish    Schenley OL    Aaron Manker    Schenley OL    Matt Dayton    Perry OL    Shane Phillips    Oliver OL    Carlos Saunders    PeabodySECOND TEAM ALL-CITY OFFENSE 2009QB    Ryan Roeper    Carrick QB    Darrell Cosby    Westinghouse RB    Rasheed McKamey    Carrick RB    Tyree Mathis    Oliver RB    David Pryor    Westinghouse TE    Tyrail Morgan    Oliver R    Marcus Falls    Westinghouse    R     D’ Andre Black    Schenley R    Travis Lewis    Carrick OL    Hykeem Moore    Schenley OL    Keith Goralzick    Carrick OL    Saquan Thomas    Westinghouse OL    Ronell Moses    Peabody OL    Londele Cox    PeabodyHONORABLE MENTIONQB     Greg McGhee    Perry QB     Donté Jeter    Oliver QB     Mike Phleger    Allderdice OL     Joshua Weiblinger    Perry OL     Isiah Moore    Westinghouse OL     D. J. Smith    Perry TE     Titus Morris    Perry OL     Chantz Thomas    Brashear DB     Livingston Wright    Schenley R     Brian Gray    Langley R     Devin Grafoor    Perry R    Jaylen Coleman    PeabodyFIRST TEAM ALL-CITY DEFENSE 2009DL       Andre Irish    Schenley DL    Ed Mathis    Oliver DL    Hykeem Moore    Schenley DL    Joshua Weiblinger    Perry LB    Manasseh Garner    Brashear LB    Dion Mathews    Perry LB    David Marshall    Oliver LB    Tyrek Morgan    Oliver DB    Troy Nelson    Perry DB    Jeron Grayson    Schenley DB    Jerome Mathews    Schenley DB    Antwan Bell    BrashearSECOND TEAM ALL-CITY DEFENSE 2009DL    Aaron Manker    Schenley DL    Rich Potts    Oliver DL    Mike Barron    Brashear DL    Chantz Thomas    Brashear LB    Shane Phillips    Oliver LB    Jaylen Coleman    Peabody LB    Dillon Semian    Brashear LB    Tyrail Morgan    Oliver DB    D’Andre Black    Schenley DB    Jehosha Wright    Oliver DB    Louis Helms    Langley DB    Donté Jeter    OliverHONORABLE MENTIONLB    Taylor Campbell    Schenley LB    Tom Means    Brashear DL    Jordan Morris    Perry LB    Devante Grace    Westinghouse DL    Joe Hughes    Carrick DL    Frank Kalsek    Carrick DL    Kaleeq Anderson    Westinghouse DL    Livingston Wright    Schenley DL    Phillip Fergurson    Oliver LB    Ray Taylor    Perry LB    Jayme Thomas    Carrick DL    Duke Mulvihill    Allderdice DL    Steven Wicks    PerrySPECIAL TEAMS Kicker    Cody Magliocca    Brashear Punter    John Dubensky    Perry PR    D’ Andre Black    Schenley KR    Manny Reed    BrashearCity League Stat Leaders QUARTERBACKS Completions         Attempts    Touchdowns      Total Yards Henri Chapman    Brashear    83    148    10    1,343 Ryan Roeper    Carrick    58    126    14       811 Dante Jeter    Oliver    37      99    05       791 Greg McGhee    Perry    60    133    06       681 Shawn Smith    Langley    56    115    12       608 RECEIVERS Receptions    Yards Manasseh Garner    Brashear    32    561 Jajuan Thomas    Carrick    31    456 Brian Gray    Langley    24    389 Marcus Falls    Westinghouse    21    256 Devin Ghafoor    Perry    18    194 RUSHERS Attempts    Yards Richard Lowry    Perry    187    949 Rasheed McKamey    Carrick    146    680 Jerome Matthews    Schenley    154    663 Bruce Patterson    Brashear    129    643 Jaylen Coleman    Peabody      79    507 (Information supplied by the City League official scorer and stat man Woody Miller. 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first_imgCurie Head Coach Michael Oliver (You Tube Photo)CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Curie Metropolitan High School’s basketball team, ranked among the best in the nation, has forfeited this year’s games because several players were academically ineligible to compete, public schools officials announced Friday.Chicago Public Schools said seven players on Curie’s 24-1 varsity team were ineligible from the start of the 2013-14 season. Student athletes in the district must maintain a 2.0 GPA to participate in sports, or have an individual study plan in place to help them improve academically.District CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett says Curie’s head coach Michael Oliver has been suspended.“As adults, educators and mentors, it is our responsibility to teach our students right from wrong and, unfortunately, the adults let these student athletes down by failing to do that and comply with CPS policies,” Byrd-Bennett said in a statement.In addition to regular season games, Curie will forfeit this year’s Chicago high school championship, earned with a win over Whitney Young High School. The title will remain vacant.Chicago Public Schools revealed it was investigating Curie hours before the school, ranked No. 1 in basketball in Illinois and No. 2 in the country, competed against Young for the city title on Feb. 21.The game, which Curie won in four overtimes, drew national attention because two players, Young’s Jahlil Okafor and Curie’s Cliff Alexander, are considered by some to be the best in the nation.Curie may still be allowed to compete for a state championship. That’s because the Illinois High School Association has different requirements for eligibility. Students must pass five courses and achieve a minimum of 2.5 credits at the time of the tournament, district officials said.IHSA Executive Director Marty Hickman said in a statement that the organization is still reviewing the district’s report on the investigation, and it will be in a position to make a decision by Monday.last_img read more