Tags: Pac-12 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailA text message circulating among Pac-12 football players is encouraging them to opt-out of practices and games until they can negotiate protections and benefits related to health and safety, economic rights and the fight against racial injustice.ESPN first reported the possible movement among players at multiple Pac-12 schools and The Athletic published the text invitation.The text says a public announcement, along with a list of demands, will be published Monday through The Players Tribune and social media platforms. Written by August 1, 2020 /Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and sports stories, Sports News – Local Reports: Text to Pac-12 players encourages possible opt-out Associated Press
If you’d like to know how to identify native wildflowers and bring some of nature’s beauty into your garden, plan to attend the South Georgia Wildflower Symposium in Tifton, Ga., March 28.Speakers will brief participants on proper relations between native plants, how to garden with butterflies and how to grow pitcher plants.Registration begins at 9:15 a.m. at the National Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Laboratory on the Coastal Plain Experiment Station.Space is limited, so register early. The registration deadline is March 14. The fee is $15 per person, and $5 extra for the optional lunch.For more information, call Amy Carter at (229) 391-6868. Or visit the symposium Web site (http://nespal.cpes.peachnet.edu/wildflower/)The symposium is sponsored by the Garden Club of Georgia, District IV and The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
“This puts us at a state of high alarm,” said Jeff Hauser, who runs the Revolving Door Project, a liberal group that has been pressuring the Biden administration to stay away from not only lobbyists but also individuals coming out of the business world whom Mr. Hauser and other activists call “corporatists.”His concerns are an early manifestation of a percolating and broader clash between the progressive wing of the Democratic Party and the more establishment members of Mr. Biden’s core team over the role of corporate executives, lobbyists and consultants in the incoming administration. An early indicator of Mr. Biden’s efforts to navigate this divide will come when he announces ethics rules for his government, a move expected in the hours after his inauguration.- Advertisement – WASHINGTON — The alarm bells sounded immediately among some progressives when President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. released the list of advisers this week who will help him with the transition at the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, which oversees the $5 trillion federal budget and shapes regulations on everything from labor standards to air pollution.Mr. Biden’s team included executives from Amazon Web Services, Lyft, Airbnb and a vice president of WestExec Advisors, a Washington consulting firm whose secretive list of clients includes financial services, technology and pharmaceutical companies.- Advertisement – The progressive activists want him to adopt hiring practices that go far beyond policies embraced by former President Barack Obama, who barred officials in his administration from working on issues on which they had lobbied in the past two years.The Biden transition team did not respond to several requests to comment. – Advertisement –