Reopening debate testing Biden’s ties with teachers unions

first_imgThe school reopening debate is presenting an early test of President Joe Biden’s allegiance with powerful teachers unions. As teachers unions in some areas demand vaccines before returning to in-person instruction, the CDC’s director on Wednesday said teachers do not need vaccines to reopen safely. Some believed the CDC’s position would drive a wedge between Biden and teachers unions, but unions say that’s not the case. Even those demanding vaccines say shots would not be required if schools were taking other steps to make buildings safe. But they say schools have failed to update ventilation systems and take other important steps, making vaccines critical.last_img read more

Lawrence Lartey: “Avram Grant, Ayew brothers gave me vim after Congo game”

first_imgAshgold skipper Lawrence Lartey says he was commended by Avram Grant and the Ayew brothers following his commanding defensive display in the Black Stars 3-2 friendly win over Congo Brazzaville on Tuesday.The Meteors skipper was one of the three local-based players who were handed a surprise late call-up by the Israeli coach after it was confirmed that midfielders Godfred Donsah and Emmanuel Agyeman Badu had been ruled out with injuries.Reporters at the game have spoken highly of the display of the Ashgold stalwart, and the player himself has revealed that he got a pat on the back by Avram Grant and the Ayew brothers.“Being there for the first time and the team winning, I was overwhelmed by what transpired.”“I prayed before the game and told God to see me through the game successfully, which happened,” the debutante said .“The whole stadium was filled with Congolese supporters but I did not panic and played a normal game. I met with the Ayew brothers after the game who congratulated me for my performance ,”the under 23 captain  added. “Coach Avram Grant also praised me for a job well done .”Coach Avram Grant, whose agent Saif Rubie, recently criticized the quality of the local players in the Ghanaian league is reported to have personally shook praised the former Nania skipper for his outstanding performance. The Ayew brothers also approached the player after the game to congratulate himThe Black Stars of Ghana defeated their Congolese counterparts a 3-2 defeat in a friendly on Tuesday in a match to officially unveil the newly constructed Kintele Stadium.Harrison Afful and Richmond Boakye Yiadom had put Ghana in a comfortable 2-0 lead by halftime.The Diables Rouges put together a solid display in the second half to draw level with goals from Babélé and Binguila. But Aston Villa striker Jordan Ayew nodded in the winner for Ghana with on the stroke of full time. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more