Wellington Public Library to host “Where Immigration hits historical highway” Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

first_imgWellington – The Wellington Public Library will host “Where Immigration Hits the Historical Highway,” a presentation and discussion by Antonio Delgado on October 21, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room at 121 West Seventh St. in Wellington.  Members of the community are invited to attend this free program. Contact the Wellington Public Library at (620) 326-2011 for more information. The program is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council.Immigration is a dynamic experience that impacts the individual, family, community, and country. With a focus on Mexican immigration to the United States, this presentation will look at the experiences of 19th- and 20th-century immigrants and their personal and familial experiences, including the clash of cultures that sometimes occur and the changes in policy over the years.Antonio Delgado is a historian and expert on U.S. immigration policy. He has taught classes on immigration, Latin American studies, and urban policy at the University of Illinois in Chicago and served in the Chicago mayor’s office on community planning issues. Delgado gave a presentation last spring about Boxcar Communities around the Midwest.“The Mexican population in the U.S. is very diverse; some arrived in Kansas over 100 years ago to work in the railroads, some are decorated World War II veterans, and others are recently arrived undocumented laborers,” said Delgado. “Learning the history of your neighbors makes sense and leads to healthier relations.”“Where Immigration Hits the Historical Highway” is part of the Kansas Humanities Council’s Humanities Speakers Bureau, featuring presentations and discussions that examine our shared human experience—our innovations, culture, heritage, and conflicts.The Kansas Humanities Council conducts and supports community-based programs, serves as a financial resource through an active grant-making program, and encourages Kansans to engage in the civic and cultural life of their communities.  For more information about KHC programs contact the Kansas Humanities Council at (785) 357-0359 or visit online at www.kansashumanities.org.For more information about “Where Immigration Hits the Historical Highway” in Wellington contact the Wellington Public Library at (620) 326-2011 or visit www.wellingtonpubliclibrary.org.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 303 weeks ago “recently arrived undocumented laborers”…..lol Report Reply 0 replies · active 303 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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How much can 49ers pay George Kittle? Projecting All-Pro tight end’s new contract

first_img (Getty Images) Getting $15 million per season would put Kittle on the brink of also being paid like a top-10 wide receiver. For four years, something between $60 and $64 million isn’t too much, as long as it comes with more than $30 million guaranteed. At five years, Kittle should be looking at $75 million with $34 million guaranteed, or right in line with what the Browns recently gave wide receiver Jarvis Landry.Part of the reason the tight end salaries haven’t escalated the way they should have has been a lack of dominant forces at the position for several recent seasons. Consider Rob Gronkowski got a six-year, $54 million deal with the Patriots to then make him the NFL’s highest-paid tight end in 2012 at $9 million per season.Kittle is worthy of being a Gronk-like trendsetter, because he’s the type of player a younger Gronk was and means that much to the 49ers’ offense. The 49ers and Kittle might seem far apart now, but everything points to everyone being happy in the end. The 49ers know they will need to spend a lot of gold to lock up All-Pro tight end George Kittle. He wants to be the highest-paid player at the position — and then some — and San Francisco is willing to sign its core offensive player for the long term.The real question is, how ready are the 49ers in being able to do so? Kittle, 26, has far exceeded expectations as a fifth-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. He’s set to earn $2.1 million in base salary in 2020, which represents the height of his bargain rookie contract.The floor of his new deal will begin at an average of $11 million per year. The Chargers’ Hunter Henry is getting $10.6 million with the franchise tag, while the Browns’ Austin Hooper just got $23 million guaranteed as part of a 4-year, $42 million free-agent signing.NFL FREE AGENCY: Best players available at each positionKittle is better than Hooper all-around. His elite blocking and receiving skills make him the best tight end in the game, period, over the Chiefs’ Travis Kelce, who turns 31 in October.So Kittle will reset the market for tight ends. As is the norm with the early stage of negotiations, it makes sense for his representation to shoot for the moon with the new contract’s ceiling. Here’s a breakdown of how the 49ers can pay Kittle and how much he can expect in the end.What is the 49ers’ salary-cap situation?According to OverTheCap.com, the 49ers have around $16 million left under the cap for 2020. They got into that solid situation after moving pricey defensive tackle DeForest Buckner to the Colts before his contract season. That number jumps to near $50 million in 2021 as they’re facing a lot of expiring contracts.They declined the fifth-year option on defensive lineman Solomon Thomas. Trent Williams, their quick replacement left tackle for retiring Joe Staley, is set to earn more than $12.5 million this year. There’s another $11-million plus available assuming the team doesn’t bring back running back Tevin Coleman and safety Jaquiski Tartt.San Francisco’s other notable veteran free agent in 2021 is cornerback Richard Sherman, who is still playing at a high level as a defensive leader at 32. There’s a good chance the 49ers can bring him back on a reasonable, mutually friendly deal.The 49ers have a ton invested in defensive end behind 2019 Rookie of the Year Nick Bosa along with Arik Armstead and Dee Ford. If Ford doesn’t come through as a healthier contributor in 2020, they could save another $17.6 million against the cap in 2021 by cutting him at a cost of only $4.8 million in dead money.With Kittle being a priority re-sign, there’s nothing prohibiting the 49ers from pleasing him and also bringing back Sherman. George Kittle https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/49/8b/george-kittle-072519-getty-ftr_1syw5gixb8j9k1w1x3emqd9e6t.jpg?t=707916964&w=500&quality=80How much it would cost the 49ers to franchise-tag George Kittle?Based on what Henry got under the non-exclusive tag for 2020, the projected increase for 2021 would be right around that $11 million floor. Unlike QB, where the top five average annual salaries are well above the franchise tag values, there’s not a significant increase available via the exclusive franchise tag for tight ends.Giving Kittle slightly more than Henry and Hooper with only one year of guaranteed money will be perceived as a low-ball move instead of a logical place-holder to extend the long-term deadline until next summer. It’s in the 49ers’ best interest to do the deal earlier and not make Kittle go through a contract year.How much can George Kittle expect to be paid in his new contract?So what is the money worthy of a “George Kittle deal”? For starters, it needs to be significantly more than Hooper got, both in terms of annual salary and guaranteed money. As for years, that depends.At the same age, Travis Kelce got a raise from a third-round pick’s salary, a deserved reward for rising to the top of the position. For his 2016 extension, Kelce got $46.5 million over five years, with $20 million guaranteed.Kittle is a more complete player than Kelce was at 26, and to the 49ers’ run-heavy offense, he also serves as their most seasoned downfield receiver. Kittle is right to command a unique contract.last_img read more

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Americans say yes to vaccines Europeans to marches The ScienceInsider briefing

first_imgThe front pageEuropean researchers spin off sister marches for scienceWashington, D.C., won’t be the only place where lab coats and science-inspired signs will fill the streets on 22 April. Groups in eight European countries have announced “solidarity marches” in support of the U.S. March for Science. Meanwhile, the European Molecular Biology Organization has set up the Science Solidarity List, where scientists can offer bench or desk space to colleagues stranded as a result of the measures. More than 480 researchers in dozens of countries have made offers. Science Will they or won’t they? What science groups are saying about joining the March on ScienceThe march has spurred debate over whether it will help boost public support for research, or make scientists look like another special interest group. Already, three major scientific societies have spoken out in support of the march; at least five others are still considering their positions. Meanwhile, here’s some advice to would-be marchers from a veteran science lobbyist. ScienceU.S. public backs mandatory MMR vaccinationIn a new Pew Research Center survey, 82% of Americans say the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine should be required for public school entry because of the risks that unvaccinated children pose to their peers. In a similar survey in 2014, 68% of respondents supported a school entry requirement for childhood vaccines generally. Support did not vary appreciably between Republicans and Democrats, though 25% of self-identified conservatives said parents should be able to refuse vaccines for their children, even if the decision puts other children at risk.Election polling is in trouble. Can internet data save it?Polling, whether done by phone or door-to-door, is extremely labor intensive and expensive: It fuels an $18 billion industry. And it has problems. Not only have response rates fallen to single digits, leaving pollsters to rely on a thin and biased sample of people, but also an analysis last year of more than 1000 polls found evidence of widespread data fabrication. Can mining online data resources like Twitter and Facebook solve these problems, or will it only make the bias worse? ScienceThe £6 billion man: New top job in U.K. science goes to Mark WalportIt will be the most powerful agency in U.K. science, created to give research a stronger voice, and after a 5-month search, it has a director. Today, the government announced the selection of Mark Walport, currently the chief science adviser to the U.K. government, as head of UK Research and Innovation. The umbrella organization for the existing research councils will serve as the strategic command center of government research funding. ScienceIn case you missed it: Country * Afghanistan Aland Islands Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia, Plurinational State of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Bouvet Island Brazil British Indian Ocean Territory Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands Colombia Comoros Congo Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Cote d’Ivoire Croatia Cuba Curaçao Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia French Southern Territories Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guatemala Guernsey Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Heard Island and McDonald Islands Holy See (Vatican City State) Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran, Islamic Republic of Iraq Ireland Isle of Man Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jersey Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Republic of Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macao Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Mexico Moldova, Republic of Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Norfolk Island Norway Oman Pakistan Palestine Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Pitcairn Poland Portugal Qatar Reunion Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Saint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Martin (French part) Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Sint Maarten (Dutch part) Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Svalbard and Jan Mayen Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syrian Arab Republic Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania, United Republic of Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Tokelau Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Vietnam Virgin Islands, British Wallis and Futuna Western Sahara Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe Senate Republicans suspend committee rules to approve Trump’s EPA nominee Trump’s immigration ban could cost U.S. colleges $700 million Dear Mr. President: This is how federal funding to universities works Trump wants to blow up the FDA. The drug industry? Not so much Rex Tillerson took a different tone on climate change when the cameras were off As scientists—and science supporters—prepare to march in the United States, Europe, and beyond, it’s easy to forget that not everyone is on board. Some point to the dangers of further politicizing science, and some (including many of our astute readers) say it’s far too early to weigh in on the science-related policies of the new U.S. administration. But the key word there is “science-related.” Science touches politics in a host of areas, from funding for health care research to policies that limit—or enhance—international cooperation. Is there a story you think we’re missing? Contact us at the bottom of this briefing to let us know! What are we missing?Send us your stories and tips—confidential and otherwise—about how the new administration is affecting your work and community: science_news@aaas.org Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Country Email Click to view the privacy policy. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*)last_img read more

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