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

You can sea forever from this Brighton home

first_imgThe home at 336 Flinders Pde, Brighton.Denise Howarth and husband Ron are still in awe of their home at 336 Flinders Pde, Brighton, but it’s time to downsize. The couple fell in love with the position, but the design needed an update when they moved in.“When somebody built this house they made it look like an old terrace house, and we’ve made it look more modern,” Mrs Howarth said. This included adding a huge front veranda, updating bathrooms, putting in new plantation shutters and adding a shed out the back.While the spruce-up has been great, there’s one big thing you can’t improve on, according to Mrs Howarth — the view. The deck looks out to the ocean.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“You’re looking at Redcliffe, you’re looking at Moreton Island and you’re looking at the water coming in and out. You’re looking at the ships going out, at the planes coming in, the people going past, looking at the kite surfers and horses running along the front,” she said. “You feel like you’re on holidays all the time.”The position is also just far enough out of Sandgate to avoid the crowds, but still close enough to make it a pleasant stroll to the good stuff.“I reckon it would be great for a family,” Mrs Howarth said.“It’s a perfect house for teenagers, too. You’ve got a downstairs area that’s got another kitchen if you wanted it, you’ve got plenty of room out the back and you can get away from each other.” The home has open-plan living spaces.But Mrs Howarth said it would definitely be the vista she missed most. “No matter where I am, from the kitchen, the lounge room, the sunroom, the dining room, the front deck, even walking down the hallway from the bedrooms, it’s like, ‘Wow!’ ”She hoped the next owner would love the home as much as they had.“I want somebody who deserves the house to buy it. Someone who’ll look after it and the gardens.”The property is being marketed by Jacqui McKeering and Adam Sarow from Jim McKeering Real Estate.last_img read more

Acta Centaurus to Debut on Deutsche Bucht

first_imgActa Marine’s new walk-to-work vessel Acta Centaurus was christened in Den Helder in the Netherlands on Wednesday, 22 May.Source: DHSSFollowing the ceremony, Acta Centaurus will head to Eemshaven to mobilize for its first offshore wind assignment.According to DHSS, MHI Vestas contracted the vessel for the coming work on the Deutsche Bucht wind farm in the German North Sea.Acta Centaurus has a 3,200t load capacity, a 6m draft, and can provide accommodation for up to 120 persons.The 93m long vessel is also equipped with a hybrid battery pack, hull designs X-BOW and X-STERN, a helideck, an SMST motion compensated gangway, and a telescopic traffic compensation system.The 269MW Deutsche Bucht wind farm will comprise 33 MHI Vestas 8.4MW wind turbines installed some 95 kilometres northwest of the Borkum Island.The turbine installation is expected to start soon. The wind farm is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2019.MHI Vestas selected the DHSS support base in Eemshaven as the hub for the turbine commissioning and subsequent 15-year O&M works on Deutsche Bucht.last_img read more

MLB Delays Opening Day

first_imgMajor League Baseball put out the following press release Thursday afternoon…Following a call with the 30 Clubs, and after consultation with the Major League Baseball Players Association, Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. today announced that MLB has decided to suspend Spring Training games and to delay the start of the 2020 regular season by at least two weeks due to the national emergency created by the coronavirus pandemic. This action is being taken in the interests of the safety and well-being of our players, Clubs and our millions of loyal fans.MLB will continue to evaluate ongoing events leading up to the start of the season. Guidance related to daily operations and workouts will be relayed to Clubs in the coming days. As of 4:00 p.m. (ET) today, forthcoming Spring Training games have been canceled, and 2020 World Baseball Classic Qualifier games in Tucson, Arizona have been postponed indefinitely.MLB and the Clubs have been preparing a variety of contingency plans regarding the 2020 regular-season schedule. MLB will announce the effects on the schedule at an appropriate time and will remain flexible as events warrant, with the hope of resuming normal operations as soon as possible.Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our players, employees, and fans. MLB will continue to undertake the precautions and best practices recommended by public health experts. We send our best wishes to all individuals and communities that have been impacted by coronavirus.last_img read more

Motorists warned over serious oil spillage

first_imgMotorists are being warned that there is a serious oil spillage in Inishowen this morning.The spillage is from Fahan to Burnfoot and motorists are asked to slow down and take caution to prevent an accident.Motorists warned over serious oil spillage was last modified: November 4th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Google Reader Link Will Be Returned From Demotion

first_imgLast week we reported on the demotion of the link to Google Reader below the “more” fold inside Gmail, asking whether it was part of a general trend away from enthusiasm about RSS. That made me very sad, because it decreased the likelihood of casual discovery of this fabulous technology. Now it turns out that Google says (via Twitter, not on its blog or feed!) that the move was a mistake and will be returned soon, possibly as early as today.Alexia Tsotsis wrote last night that the company determines the placement of services in the toolbar by popularity, and the Picasa photo sharing service was correctly added, but according to a Google representative it should have been in addition to and not instead of Reader. In celebration of the good news, perhaps we should all send the following video, Common Craft’s intro to RSS, to a friend in need of a life changing web technology. It’s easy to be snarky about peoples’ supposed over-reaction to the demotion of a link, it’s another matter to recognize a valuable tool and share it with others. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Google#news#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting marshall kirkpatrickcenter_img Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

20 days agoWest Ham boss Pellegrini: We blew it

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham boss Pellegrini: We blew itby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini was frustrated after Saturday’s 2-1 home Premier League defeat by Crystal Palace.The Hammers created enough opportunities to win comfortably and scored an outstanding opener through Sebastien Haller, only for Palace to fight back and snatch victory through two set-piece goals – first when Declan Rice was penalised for handball, then when Jordan Ayew converted a VAR-confirmed goal from close range following a late free-kick.“It’s a disappointing result because we were ahead in the score and we had other clear chances to decide the game and two set pieces allowed Crystal Palace, who didn’t have any other shots from inside our box, to win the game with a penalty and a free-kick,” Pellegrini said.“I think we had three clear chances to score in the first half and also had a couple in the second, but you must score. You cannot just create chances; you must score.“We didn’t and we conceded an unnecessary penalty – when Declan goes to the ball, he must keep his hand back and his arm down. It was an instant reaction and the ball hit his hand – and then they scored after the VAR and we lost.” last_img read more

Photo: Joel Embiid Welcomed Duke Big Man Jahlil Okafor To The 76ers

first_imgJoel Embiid taking off his mask.MIAMI, FL – APRIL 21: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers adjusts his facemark during a break in action in the third quarter against the Miami Heat during Game Four of Round One of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on April 21, 2018 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)The Philadelphia 76ers have made a habit of selecting big men early in the past three NBA drafts, most recently Duke’s Jahlil Okafor. Joel Embiid, who was  the team’s first overall pick in 2014, welcomed Okafor to the fold on Instagram this afternoon.Now all Embiid needs to do is hopefully stay healthy enough to join Okafor on the court.last_img read more

UTech Launches ‘Teach the Youth’ Outreach Programme

first_imgThe University of Technology (UTech), launched its 14th annual outreach programme, ‘Teach the Youth 2013’, under the theme: ‘Creating a Positive Impact Today on the Youth of Tomorrow’, at the campus in Kingston, on July 4.The programme, organized by the Students’ Union, targets children between four and 20 years of age, in the communities of August Town, Kintyre, Tavern, Highlight View and Sandy Park.Guest Speaker at the ceremony, Team Leader for the St. Ann Division of the Child Development Agency (CDA), Carlyn Stewart, said as a developing nation, “we have to identify opportunities to empower the youth with relevant skills and competencies as they prepare to take the reins of tomorrow.”“It is evident that the UTech students fully understand the importance of harnessing the talent of today’s youth. While others in the society understand the importance, very few of us actively engage in programmes that specifically target the youth,” she said.Mrs. Stewart said the best interest of every Jamaican child must be ensured and the protection of children can only be guaranteed if “we join forces as a society and share this awesome role.”Meanwhile, President of UTech, Professor Errol Morrison, commended the students for the work being done.“Those of us at the tertiary level are the privileged few. So, if you are able to turn around and help in some way, it’s a major contribution. I want to congratulate the student body for maintaining this activity,” he said.For his part, Director of Community Service in the Students’ Union, Jerome Graham, said the initiative is a big step forward for the Council as “we seek to reshape the lives of the youth, so that the entire outlook on life is changed regardless of their addresses.”Vice President of Public Relations, Delta Wright, explained the anticipated outcome of the programme.“Our aim this year is to impact the lives and minds of these young people, ultimately reshaping the way in which they think, how they feel, and how they view life; allowing them to see the variety of opportunities and options for them to excel and help their community move forward,” she said.Throughout the duration of the programme (July 8-26), volunteers from UTech and the National Youth Service (NYS), along with other persons, will volunteer their service to help the youth of the targeted communities.Sponsors of the summer programme are Supreme Ventures, Food for the Poor, the Jamaica Information Service, Junior Chamber International, Reggae Jammin’ and Red Bull.By Christine Ade-Gold, JIS Special Projects Officerlast_img read more