Pro-Trump tirades hypocritical, harmful

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I’m so tired of the many lectures and rants about hatred and respect from the Trump-supporting hypocrites. Thank you to Josh Hermance (March 15 letter) for exposing some of that flagrant hypocrisy.Hatred and disrespect poured out of your mouths constantly for Obama. Don’t pretend it was his politics that bothered you. I bet you never once said, “We have a black man for president —  so what?” People who supported Hillary Clinton don’t think she’s perfect, but she had a political resume — not an evil agenda. Trump had no political resume and offered vulgarity, arrogance, lies and racism promising to make America “white” again. You criticize Bill Clinton, yet Trump has at least 19 counts of sexual misconduct against him and he’s still in office with no investigation. You want the Hollywood elite held to a standard you won’t even hold your own president to. Are Robert Mueller’s prosecutions to date based on fiction too? We all know you would criticize Trump-style behavior if it were coming from any Democratic president.  To Toni Ann Kinsella (March 15 letter), Trump makes you feel safe? No wonder our country is a huge mess. Every day is sickening and draining with the latest Trump scandal and the circus of an inexperienced administration. We are failing because Trump himself is a failure. Our lives got worse by Trump’s own hands and power, not ours. If only our disdain for him was that powerful. We have no control. Shame on Republicans for putting party before country and for telling us that “Trump may go about things the wrong way but so what, it’s okay.” You are delusional from drinking that Hannity Kool-Aid. It’s not OK and it never will be, and your deranged tirades are as destructive and hypocritical as Trump himself.Michele B. KoesterGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

Poland increases capacity in updated draft offshore wind bill

first_imgThe Polish government has published a revised draft offshore wind bill which would allow for 5.9 GW instead of 4.6 GW of capacity to be offered via Contracts for Difference (CfDs) by the end of June 2021. The new draft also proposes solutions for the connection of offshore wind farms to the national grid, which envisages investors to be responsible for constructing and financing the connection. The government plans the second phase of development to include two auctions, the first in 2025 and the second in 2027, both for 2.5 GW of capacity. This means that the revised draft does not include the 2023 and 2028 auctions as announced in January.center_img According to the Polish Wind Energy Association (PSEW), this 5.9 GW in the first phase of development correspond to the real potential of advanced projects, i.e. those that already have or will be able to sign a connection agreement within a specified period of time. However, state-owned transmission system operator Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne will have the right of first refusal in case of a potential sale by the investor.last_img read more

The New American Divide – Reasons for Inequality

first_imgThe Wall Street Journal 21 January 2012America is coming apart. For most of our nation’s history, whatever the inequality in wealth between the richest and poorest citizens, we maintained a cultural equality known nowhere else in the world—for whites, anyway. …But there’s a problem: It’s not true anymore, and it has been progressively less true since the 1960s.People are starting to notice the great’s what happened to America’s common culture between 1960 and 2010.Marriage: In 1960, extremely high proportions of whites in both Belmont (higher – middle income) and Fishtown (lower income) were married—94% in Belmont and 84% in Fishtown. In the 1970s, those percentages declined about equally in both places. Then came the great divergence. In Belmont, marriage stabilized during the mid-1980s, standing at 83% in 2010. In Fishtown, however, marriage continued to slide; as of 2010, a minority (just 48%) were married. The gap in marriage between Belmont and Fishtown grew to 35 percentage points, from just 10.Single parenthood: Another aspect of marriage—the percentage of children born to unmarried women—showed just as great a divergence. Though politicians and media eminences are too frightened to say so, nonmarital births are problematic. On just about any measure of development you can think of, children who are born to unmarried women fare worse than the children of divorce and far worse than children raised in intact families. This unwelcome reality persists even after controlling for the income and education of the parents. In 1960, just 2% of all white births were nonmarital. When we first started recording the education level of mothers in 1970, 6% of births to white women with no more than a high-school education—women, that is, with a Fishtown education—were out of wedlock. By 2008, 44% were nonmarital. Among the college-educated women of Belmont, less than 6% of all births were out of wedlock as of 2008, up from 1% in 1970. Murray is the W.H. Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. His new book, “Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960–2010” (Crown Forum) will be published on Jan. 31.last_img read more

What too many hours of screen time can do to your eyes

first_imgCBS News 7 January 2015Most Americans could hardly imagine — or get through — their day without screen time. But even as devices such as computers, tablets and smartphones have improved our productivity and quality of life, they are also the leading cause of a serious and growing health problem.According to the Vision Council, a company that represents manufacturers and suppliers in the optical industry, as much as 95 percent of Americans spend two or more hours each day using a personal digital device. Nearly one-third of adults — 30 percent — spend nine or more hours using a digital device. This habit puts millions of us at risk for digital eye strain.The study found 61 percent of Americans say they experience eye problems that include dryness, irritation and blurred vision.The report, released Wednesday at the CES 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, finds Americans look at their mobile phones an average of 100 times each day. We’re addicted and either don’t know or care how much damage phone time may be doing to our eyes, not to mention our relationships and psyche. Digital addiction, or “nomophobia” — the fear of being without your mobile device — is even contributing to physical health problems like chronic back pain.It also turns out that risk for eye strain is generational: the younger a person is, the more likely they are to rely on technology and spend greater amounts of time staring at a phone, tablet or computer screen.According to the report, 1 in 4 children use digital devices for more than three hours each day, but only 30 percent of parents express concern over the impact extensive use might have on a child.A large majority, nearly 70 percent, of Millennials report symptoms of digital eye strain. That’s more than Baby Boomers (57 percent) and Gen Xers (63 percent). read more

Juventus plot £125m package to re-sign sign Pogba with Ramsey, Rabiot included

first_img Loading… Promoted Content7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural Wonders6 Great Ancient Mysteries Of ChinaBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime12 Countries With Higest Technology In The World7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks Adrien Rabiot was heavily linked with a transfer to numerous English clubs in January Tuttosport claim that Pogba would favour a return to his former club with his agent Mino Raiola on a ‘collision course’ with United. ‘He’d like to return, as Italy is like a second home for him. I talk about many things with Nedved: yes, including Paul,’ he said after Juve’s 1-1 draw with AC Milan on Thursday. Tuttosport are reporting that Pogba would now favour a return to Juventus over Real Madrid Read Also:Juventus considering summer transfer swoop for Chelsea contract rebel Willian ‘The cost of the operation, competition from Real Madrid, PSG and Bayern. ‘Paul wants to play at the best level but he can’t escape by Manchester United if they are in a difficult situation.’ Juve’s plan comes after reports United are determined to get a fee of at least €100m (£83m) for their star asset. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Juventus are reportedly planning a £125million package deal to sign Paul Pogba and will offer Manchester United Adrien Rabiot and Aaron Ramsey as part of the deal. The Frenchman has had an injury-hit season at Old Trafford and a summer exit is looking increasingly likely. Juventus have reportedly hatched a plan to take Paul Pogba back to Turin in a £125m package According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Juve have worked out a plan to take the 26-year-old back to Turin. The newspaper report on Saturday morning that the deal would be worth €150m (£125m), including wages, with midfield pair Ramsey and Rabiot being offered in exchange. Aaron Ramsey has struggled with injuries since his summer move from Arsenal to Juventus Both Ramsey and Rabiot joined the Italians in the summer but have struggled to nail down regular starting places. Everton and Arsenal were linked with Rabiot in January but a move failed to materialise while Ramsey has been plagued by injuries since his transfer.last_img read more

McIlroy maintains Palm Beach lead

first_imgRory McIlroy continued to head the field midway through the Honda Classic, with a second-round 66 maintaining his one-shot lead over the chasing pack. Press Association Behind Henley were two Britons on seven under, England’s Lee Westwood and Russell Knox of Scotland, with Welshman Jamie Donaldson one of three men on six under. McIlroy was struggling for form this time last year and hit a real low point at Palm Beach when he withdrew midway through his second round complaining of fatigue. “It’s a different end of the spectrum I guess,” McIlroy told “I wasn’t quite comfortable with my golf swing. I was still tinkering with equipment. I just wasn’t feeling in control of, you know, what I needed to be in control of. “This year is obviously a lot different.” McIlroy put his improved form in Florida this time around down to regaining his confidence. “When you hit a few good shots, your confidence can go up quite quickly but then you hit one bad one, it can sort of go down again and that’s where I was sort of most of last year,” he said. “Now I feel I’m happy with where my swing is, and even if I do hit a loose shot, I can get over it much quicker and much easier because I have the confidence in what I’m doing.” De Jonge, who carded eight birdies in his six-under 64, could have been level with McIlroy but for a bogey on his final hole, the par-four ninth. Knox was blemish-free as he sunk seven birdies in his 63, which matched the best of the day, while Westwood carded six birdies against a single bogey for a 65. Luke Donald kept up a good day for the British contingent as he moved into a share of ninth on five under with a 68, while further down the leaderboard compatriot Paul Casey just made the cut at level par, as did Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia. Among those falling just the wrong side of the line were Phil Mickeson and Angel Cabrera, with Padraig Harrington, David Lynn, Darren Clarke and 2013 champion Michael Thompson also among those who missed out. Among the early starters in Palm Beach on day two, the Northern Irishman recovered from two bogeys in his opening three holes to sink six birdies and move to 11 under for the tournament. That saw McIlroy, who held a one-shot lead at the end of the opening day, maintain his advantage, with Zimbabwe’s Brendon de Jonge the nearest challenger on 10 under, two clear of Russell Henley. last_img read more

19-year-old charged with sexually assaulting woman in her apartment

first_imgBoynton Beach Police arrested Frantz Demezier,19, after he allegedly punched and sexually assaulted a woman in her apartment.Police say Demezeir approached the woman while she was sitting outside at Fairfield Apartments. He asked her for a cigarette, but when she reached for one he punched her and then dragged her into the apartment by her hair and assaulted her.Police recovered shoes left at the scene that connected Demezeir. Police say the DNA found in the shoes matched the suspect. The victim also gave a description matching Demezeir and was able to identify him out of a photo lineup.Frantz Demezier has been charged with sexual assault, burglary and false imprisonment. He is currently being held without bond, and faces life in prison if convicted.DNA left at the scene of a sexual battery led to the arrest this morning of Frantz Demezier, 19, of Boca Raton. Thank you to @DelrayBeachPD for taking him into custody. Detectives believe there may be more victims. Call Det. Gleicher at 561-732-8116.— Boynton Beach Police (@BBPD) January 28, 2020last_img read more

Starc wrecks Pakistan, after Warner’s epic 335 not out

first_imgOPENER David Warner scored his maiden Test triple-century as Australia continued to dominate Pakistan on day two of the second Test in Adelaide.Warner, whose previous highest score was 253, hit an unbeaten 335 from 418 balls – the second-highest Test score by an Australian and 10th highest overall.He passed Sir Donald Bradman and Mark Taylor’s mark of 334, before Australia declared their first innings on 589-3.Pakistan were reduced to 96-6 at the close, trailing by 493 runs.Warner, who was caught off a no-ball on 226 off the bowling of Musa Khan, hit 39 fours and a six. He scored 154 in the first Test last week,Former opening batsman Matthew Hayden has the highest Test score by an Australian with his 380 not out against Zimbabwe in 2003.West Indies great Brian Lara is the current world record-holder with his unbeaten 400 against England in 2004.It caps a remarkable turnaround for the former vice-captain who had scored just 95 runs in 10 innings in the summer’s Ashes series.Australia resumed day two of the day-night Test on 302-1, with Warner and Marnus Labuschagne at the crease.They put on another 67 runs before Labuschagne was bowled by Shaheen Afridi for 162, ending a partnership that had put on 361 runs – the second-highest of all-time by Australian batsmen, behind only Bill Ponsford and Don Bradman’s 451-run stand against England at The Oval in 1934.Steve Smith then made 36 to become the fastest batsman to reach 7 000 runs, beating a record which had stood since 1946.He took a single off Muhammad Musa to reach 7 000 runs in his 126th innings, taking possession of a mark held for 73 years by England great Wally Hammond who reached the milestone in his 131st innings.Matthew Wade was 38 not out with Warner when Tim Paine declared.Left-arm seamer Mitchell Starc did the damage in Pakistan’s reply, taking 4-22 with Pat Cummins and Josh Hazelwood picking up a wicket apiece. (BBC Sport).AUSTRALIA 1st inningsDavid Warner not out 335Joe Burns c Mohammad Rizwan b Shaheen Afridi 4Marnus Labuschagne b Shaheen Afridi 162Steven Smith c Mohammad Rizwan b Shaheen Afridi 36Matthew Wade not out 38Extras: (lb-6, nb-7, w-1) 14Total: (three wkts decl., 127.0 overs) 589Fall of wickets: 1-8, 2-369, 3-490.Bowling: Mohammad Abbas 29-7-100-0, Shaheen Afridi 30-5-88-3 (nb-1), Muhammad Musa 20-1-114- 0 (w-1, nb-6), Yasir Shah 32-1-197-0, Iftikhar Ahmed 15-0-75-0, Azhar Ali 1-0-9-0.PAKISTAN 1st inningsShan Masood c Tim Paine b Josh Hazlewood 19Imam ul-Haq c David Warner b Mitchell Starc 2Azhar Ali c Steven Smith b Pat Cummins 9Babar Azam not out 43Asad Shafiq c Tim Paine b Mitchell Starc 9Iftikhar Ahmed c Tim Paine b Mitchell Starc 10Mohammad Rizwan c Tim Paine b Mitchell Starc 0Yasir Shah not out 4Extras: 0Total: (six wkts, 35.0 overs) 96Fall of wickets: 1-3, 2-22, 3-38, 4-69, 5-89, 6-89.Bowling: Mitchell Starc 13-5-22-4, Pat Cummins 14-1-45-1, Josh Hazlewood 8-2-29-1.last_img read more

Falcons in Make or Break Tie against Korea

first_imgThe Group A fixture at the Stade des Alpes is the first time both teams will be meeting at this level.Expectedly the Nigerians will throw all their fire woods into the furnace, realising that a win of any margin will keep them in the tournament, while a defeat will make the last group match against host, France a mere formality.For the record, the Falcons have faced Asian oppositions five times in previous tournaments, notably the Korea Democratic Republic, the northern neighbours of Korea Republic.The statistics, however, indicate that the Falcons have a poor head-to-head record in matches with Asian oppositions, with four defeats and a 2-1 win against North Korea, 20 years ago in the US.That win was the first of the only three victories Nigeria has notched at the women’s tournament since inception in 1991.But precisely at 3p.m. Nigerian time today, they will approach the bottom-of-the-table clash with a winning mentality and on a cautious note.Yes, caution will be watchword of Coach Thomas Dennerby’ s charges given that the duo of Desire Oparanoze and Francisca Ordega, are among the four players already on the disciplinary list. Any further caution will make them unavailable for the last group match against France on Sunday night in Rennes. Other listed players are Germany’s Lena Oberdorf and Spain’s Marta Corredera.Ahead of this match, THISDAY learnt from the team’s camp that Dennerby and the team medics have ruled veteran defender Faith Michael out of the tournament.The Pitea IF of Sweden defender was injured in a clash with goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi during Saturday’s 3-0 loss to Norway and will take no further part in the championship, no matter how far the African champions get.The team again trained at the Stade Eugène Thenard on the Avenue du General de Charles Gaulle yesterday and apart from Michael, the remaining 22 players are rearing to go against the Far East Asians.In Michael’s absence, petite Chidinma Okeke, a former junior international who featured for Nigeria at the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup also staged in France last year, will start at right back.She was impressive against the Norwegians when she replaced Michael in the 53rd minute on Saturday.The central defensive pairing of veteran Onome Ebi and Osinachi Ohale will be maintained, as left back Ngozi Ebere. In the midfield, Dennerby will decide whether to once more go with the trio of Ngozi Okobi, Rita Chikwelu and Halimatu Ayinde, or rest the latter for Portugal –based Chinaza Uchendu.Oparanozie, Asisat Oshoala and Francisca Ordega will be saddled with the assignment of getting the goals that will keep Falcons’ hopes of remaining in France beyond 17th June.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUPFemi SolajaThe Super Falcons will have their fate in their hands when they face Korea Republic in Grenoble in their second match at the FIFA Women’s World Cup.last_img read more

Yobo: Liverpool Deserve to Be Crowned Champions

first_imgIt has been suggested by a few players and legends that Jurgen Klopp’s men could miss out on the title if the English top-flight is abandoned. However, Yobo feels it would be unjust if the Reds are denied the top prize.The former Toffees defender, who spent 10 years on Goodison Park between 2002 and 2012, argues their massive lead in the log and impressive form are good reasons why they should be awarded the title.“If I want to be sentimental (as an Evertonian), I could have said I don’t want them to win it,” Yobo told yesterday.“But I love football and for the interest of global football, and the way Liverpool have played, they deserve to win the Premier League title. 25 points is not a joke.“From the way they played last season, winning the Champions League and losing the league to Manchester City by one point – on that note, it would be unfair if they are not crowned as champions.”Yobo became Everton’s second player to feature in all 38 Premier League games without missing a single minute, during the 2006-07 season under David Moyes.He later joined Fenerbahce, initially on loan from Merseyside, and would go on to spend two years with the Turkish giants where he won two Turkish Cups and one Super Lig title.In February, he was appointed the Nigeria senior national team assistant coach where he would work under German tactician Gernot Rohr.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Former Super Eagles Captain, Joseph Yobo, has said that Liverpool deserve to be crowned 2019-20 Premier League champions whether the coronavirus illness brings this season to a premature end or not.The Reds were on course to end their 30-year wait for the English top-flight diadem before the Covid-19 outbreak put the league on hold.Recently, Football Associa-tion Chairman Greg Clarke disclosed it may not be possible to complete this season’s campaign amid the ongoing pandemic.last_img read more