Caernarfon Airworld Aviation Museum is an air museum located on the former Royal Air Force station at Llandwrog, near Caernarfon in North Wales. The airfield was known as RAF Llandwrog, opening in January 1941 as a RAF Bomber Command airfield for training gunners, radio operators and navigators and closed after the end of the Second World War in 1945. Due to the large numbers of aircraft crashing in the nearby mountains of Snowdonia, it was here that the RAF Mountain Rescue Service was formed in 1943. Postwar, the airfield was used as a storage facility for chemical weapons recovered from Europe, it remains in civil operation today as Caernarfon Airport. The museum opened in 1988, is located in a purpose built hangar; the museum has the following aircraft on display: Westland Whirlwind helicopter Gloster Javelin Hawker Sea Hawk de Havilland Vampire T11 Hawker Hunter F1 BAe Harrier T2 Slingsby Kirby Cadet glider Bristol Sycamore helicopter Vickers Varsity Airworld Aviation Museum
The 1895 LSU football team represented Louisiana State University during the 1895 college football season. Coach Albert Simmons, in his last year at LSU, helped the Tigers to an undefeated season in 1895; this was the first unbeaten season in LSU football history. The season featured the first home victory in LSU history with a win over Tulane in front of 1,500 spectators. A contemporary account reads "The Tulane football team, with its band of shouters and several crippled players, returned to the city yesterday morning wearing dejected faces, as a result of the defeat administered at Baton Rough Saturday." LSU joined the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 1895, began playing as part of the conference in 1896. Roster from Fanbase.com and LSU: The Louisiana Tigers
Trapper Schoepp is an American singer-songwriter based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After releasing two albums in his teens, Schoepp signed with SideOneDummy Records and released Run, Run as Trapper Schoepp & the Shades. In 2016, he signed with Xtra Mile Recordings and has released three albums under his own name: Rangers & Valentines, Bay Beach Amusement Park, Primetime Illusion. Trapper Schoepp was born in Red Wing and grew up in the nearby town of Ellsworth, Wisconsin. Tanner Schoepp tours alongside his brother. After a back injury from BMX bike riding, his mother signed him up for guitar lessons as a "safer hobby". While recovering from the injury, he heard Bob Dylan's song "Hurricane" in the movie of the same name which inspired him to become a musician: "That first A minor chord got my blood pumping. Hearing the conviction in his voice as he told the story of an innocent man wrongly accused was life-changing". At age 17, he started a band called The Trapper Schoepp Band with his brother, Tanner Schoepp and local friends, while attending Ellsworth High School.
The Trapper Schoepp Band released an early debut album called A Change in the Weather before the Schoepp brothers moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin for college. At age 19 he started a new band with his brother called Trapper Schoepp & the Shades, while attending the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and released Lived and Moved, which refers to his move from his small town to Milwaukee: I wanted to get out of that small town, but I think that everyone who goes through that transitional phase feels a little lost. You have all this ambition, but you’re clueless and you don’t know what to do with it. There’s this uncertainty. So for me, recording this record was a way to deal with those adolescent blues that I think everyone experiences around this age. Schoepp graduated from UWM with a degree in journalism focusing on radio broadcasting and obtained a Certificate in Rock-and-Roll while studying under the late Dr. Martin Jack Rosenblum, a music history and literature professor at the University. Trapper Schoepp & the Shades signed a record deal with SideOneDummy Records and released their national debut Run, Run in September 2012.
Rolling Stone premiered the album's title track on September 20, 2012. The song, a tribute to the Schoepps' grandfather and his 1964 Mercedes Benz, was featured on Car Talk's Whad'Ya Know?. The band toured on a 25-stop with The Wallflowers and alongside Old 97's, The Jayhawks, Soul Asylum, Tommy Stinson, Social Distortion, The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Frank Turner, Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons. Schoepp signed to Xtra Mile Recordings and released his second album and Valentines on April 1, 2016; the album's name, along with the featured track "Dream", paid tribute to Geo Valentine and Schoepp's former professor Dr. Martin Jack Rosenblum, both of whom were influential in developing his music education; the music video for the song "Settlin' or Sleepin' Around" features Richard Riehle and was shown at the 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival. In 2017, Schoepp released Bay Beach Amusement Park, a six-song concept album based on the rides at the amusement park of the same name in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
"Each song takes the listener on a different ride. I had this idea for years but it took me years to piece together how I wanted the songs to flow and what rides I wanted to sing about... It was pretty funny, the whole process, because when I started telling my band about it, they thought I was a crazy person until I had all the demos of the songs, it kind of started as an inside joke and the whole idea kind of exploded". The album was recorded in Pachyderm Studio in Minnesota; the album is inspired by the sounds of Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley as an ode to the retro rides at the park, including the Zippin Pippin, Presley's favorite rollercoaster. The band commemorated the album with a performance celebrating the 125th anniversary of the amusement park, as well as nationwide tours with Ha Ha Tonka and BoDeans. "The Scat" became the theme song for the Onion's inaugural podcast “A Very Fatal Murder." In 2018, Schoepp wrote music and additional lyrics to the unfinished Bob Dylan song "On, Wisconsin" written in 1961.
Sharing a co-writing credit with Dylan, Schoepp recorded the song at Wauwatosa's Wire & Vice studio for his 2019 album Primetime Illusion. The album was produced by Patrick Sansone of Wilco and released on January 25, 2019; the songs for the came at a time. I had re-herniated a disk in my back. My longtime partner and I had just split and my creative well was just running dry". Two weeks prior to the release of Primetime Illusion, Schoepp released his single "What You Do to Her" featuring Nicole Atkins; the song is the story of someone who gets away with sexual assault, how everyone is affected by the crime. According to Schoepp: "We’re all affected by this–not only the victims, but their families, their friends, the community as a whole. For too long men have stood on the sidelines and allowed this to become a women’s issue. I think. It’s one thing to show solidarity behind the scenes but we need to be more vocal as men", he joined Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network's National Leadership Council as an advocate in supporting survivors of sexual violence and bringing their perpetrators to justice.
The 2018 Arizona teachers' strike was held from April 26–May 3, 2018 by 20,000 teachers to protest low pay and cuts to school funding. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey had approved a proposal giving a 20 percent raise to teachers by 2020, with a 9 percent raise in 2019, it has coincided with a similar strike in neighboring Colorado. The walkout occurred after similar actions in West Virginia and Oklahoma, is the third in the ongoing wave of teachers' strikes in the United States, it is the first such action by teachers in Arizona. The strike ended on May 3, 2018 when the Government of Arizona conceded to increase funding to increase salaries for support staff and to decrease student to counselor ratios. Teachers began holding "walk-ins" the week of April 9th, during which they protested in favor of increased funding while on school campuses, discussed the reasons for the protests with parents and interested parties. Teachers wore red to school to indicate solidarity; these protests were organized by Arizona Educators United, were planned in part on social media.
Arizona lawmakers offered teachers a 1 percent raise in 2018, with an additional 1 percent raise in 2019. Doug Ducey, the Arizona governor, further indicated that demands for a 20 percent raise were unlikely to be satisfied, that there would be no increase in taxes to increase education spending. Contradicting his earlier statements, Ducey announced on April 13th that there would be a 20 percent raise for teachers in the form of a 10 percent raise in 2019 and a 10 percent raise in 2020, that $1 billion in funding cut over the past decade would be restored; when announced, Ducey did not discuss. The announcement was met with skepticism from labor organizers. Before the walkout, teachers' salaries in 2018 were between $8000 and $9000 lower than teachers' salaries in 1990, when adjusted for inflation. Wages for teachers in Arizona are some of the lowest in the United States, averaging $48,372 per year. In 2017, Arizona ranked last of all fifty states for average elementary school pay, second to last for teacher pay at the secondary level.
Since the Great Recession, funding in the state has been cut by 14 percent. Cuts have been further exacerbated by the privatization trend in the state, which has led to job insecurity. Teachers voted on April 19 to begin a walkout on April 26. Of the 57,000 individuals who voted, 78 percent were in favor of a walkout; the decision to walk out was in part precipitated by an unstable plan to fund governor Ducey's proposal from earlier in April, which would have created a $265 million deficit after its rollout. During the walkout, teachers organized various events, both to discuss their motivations with the public and to guarantee students reliant on subsidized meals still received food. On May 1st, teachers agreed to end the walkout if Arizona lawmakers passed a new budget with both raises and increased spending on schools; the strike ended after the budget was passed on May 3rd. AEU demands include a 20 percent raise for all teachers and staff during the 2018-2019 school year, the return of funding to pre-Recession levels, a decrease in class size to a student to teacher ratio of 23:1.
Democratic legislators in the Arizona House endorsed the planned walkout. Rebecca Rios referred to it as "brave and righteous". Governor Ducey, on Twitter, condemned the results of the vote, expressing fears that students would be "...the ones who lose out..." if the walkout occurred
Melanie Perkins is an Australian technology entrepreneur. She is known as the CEO and co-founder of Canva, an online design and publishing tool which makes graphic design simple for everyone. Melanie is one of the youngest female CEO to be leading a tech startup valued at over a billion dollars. Melanie has raised more than $166 million from investors including Google Maps co-founder Lars Rasmussen, Yahoo! CFO Ken Goldman, funds such as Bond, General Catalyst, Felicis Ventures and Blackbird. Melanie was born in Australia, she attended Sacred Heart College, started her first venture when she was 14, creating hand-made scarves that she sold at shops and markets throughout Perth. Fusion Books Melanie has studied Communications and Commerce at the University of Western Australia when she decided to drop out to build Fusion Books, her first company, a design tool for school yearbooks, to test out the idea for Canva. While in university at the age of 19, Melanie had been teaching design programs to fellow students.
After seeing students struggle, she created Fusion Books, which took the idea of empowering students to design their own school yearbooks by using a simple drag-and-drop tool equipped with a library of design templates that could be populated with photos and fonts. Over five years, Fusion Books grew into the largest yearbook company in Australia and expanded into France and New Zealand. Canva Having known all along that the technology Melanie had developed with Fusion Books could be applied more broadly, she set out to build Canva with co-founders Cliff Obrecht and Cameron Adams; as CEO, Melanie is leading a team over 650 across three offices in Sydney and Beijing