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Oct
20

Trump repeats his cowardly old ways

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Coward Trump strikes again. He was a coward during Vietnam. He would never run toward gunfire to save someone. He has no stomach to fire someone face to face except on reality TV — especially when they are smarter and have more integrity in their little toe than he has in his oversized body. Also, once again the NRA forced him to back down after big talk of not being afraid of them. These are facts, not fake news. Jeffrey DareLathamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Albany County warns of COVID increaselast_img read more

Oct
19

Damascus says will down ‘enemy’ aircraft over northwest Syria

first_imgTurkey, meanwhile, said it was pursuing a military operation dubbed “Spring Shield” in northwest Syria after regime air strikes on Thursday killed 34 Turkish soldiers.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Turkish drone strikes killed 26 soldiers in northwest Syria on Saturday.That brought the number of soldiers killed in Turkish drone strikes and bombardment since Friday to 74, said the Britain-based monitor, which relies on sources inside Syria.Ten Hezbollah fighters and four allied militiamen also died, the Observatory said. The Syrian military Sunday threatened to down any aircraft over northwest Syria after Turkish drone strikes killed dozens of pro-regime forces in the embattled region.”Syrian military high command announces the closure of the airspace for planes and any drone above northwestern Syria and especially above the Idlib region,” state news agency SANA reported a military source as saying.”Any aircraft breaching our airspace will be treated as enemy aircraft that needs to be downed and prevented from carrying out its goals,” the source said. Since December, Russia-backed regime forces have led a military offensive against the last major rebel stronghold of Idlib in northwest Syria, where Turkey supports some rebel groups.The onslaught has caused almost a million people — mostly women and children — to flee their homes and shelters, the United Nations says.Neighbouring Turkey already hosts around 3.6 million Syrian refugees, and is reluctant to let more in.Tensions have spiked in recent weeks between Ankara and Moscow, whose relationship has been tested by violations of a 2018 deal to prevent a regime offensive on Idlib.Turkey deployed troops to observation posts in northwest Syria under that deal.Syria’s war has killed more than 380,000 people and displaced millions since it started in 2011 with the repression of anti-government protests.Topics :last_img read more

Oct
6

Buy this sprawling Gold Coast mansion in digital currency Bitcoin

first_imgInside the luxury property.The four-level residence at 64 The Sovereign Mile, features four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a cinema, wine cellar, pool, basement parking for 10 cars and several entertaining areas. Agent Edin Kara, of Ray White Sovereign Islands said the Bitcoin listing price was genuine.“If someone was to come to us and offer 450 Bitcoins we would negotiate in Bitcoins,” Mr Kara said.“David is already trading with Bitcoins and is happy to take Bitcoins for his house.” A visual representation of the digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin on October 23, 2017 in London, England.“People had mentioned Bitcoin over the years and I didn’t know anything about it,” Mr Jenkins said.“When I ended up looking into it I realised it was a pretty good opportunity so I become involved. “It needs to be clear though that this is a personal investment only – I can’t advise my clients on it.” Moor your boat out the back.At the time of print 1 Bitcoin was worth $12,678, meaning Mr and Mrs Jenkins are seeking more than $6 million for their home.Mr Jenkins said he made the decision to list the house for Bitcoin after noticing other users of the currency were swapping major assets for the digital dosh. David and Sandra Jenkins have listed their property for Bitcoins. Photo by Richard GoslingHowever he admitted that Bitcoin’s fluctuating value made his decision a risky one.“The number can fluctuate so greatly day to day that’s it’s really impossible to advertise an amount in Bitcoin for the property,” he said. “It’s such a highly volatile asset that we really need to have a very short period to negotiate the actual price.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours ago“For example someone who negotiated to pay a certain amount, that figure could be worth a lot more today than it was yesterday.” A luxury home on the Sovereign Islands is being sold for Bitcoin.A FINANCIAL planner has taken a bit of a gamble, putting his Gold Coast home up for sale for 500 Bitcoins. In a first for the city, David Jenkins and his wife Sandra have chosen to list their Sovereign Islands mansion using the digital currency. No expense was spared in the design of the home.center_img David and Sandra Jenkins in their Sovereign Islands property. Photo by Richard Gosling WHAT IS BITCOIN? — Bitcoin is a decentralised digital currency – users can send money directly from one person to another with no need to use a bank to hold money.— Similar to shares, the value of Bitcoin can fluctuate.— Its value has increased by thousands of dollars recently, up more than 500 per cent this year.— But earlier this month Bitcoin tumbled, falling as low as $7307. — At the time of print 1 Bitcoin was worth $12,678. Enjoy a movie in your home cinema.The couple are also willing to take a dollar amount for the property.REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman John Newlands said it was the first time he had heard of a Gold Coast property being listed in Bitcoin.“At the moment I don’t see any trading in Bitcoin,” Mr Newlands said.“It’s certainly not a trend here. I would assume a lot of people wouldn’t even understand that type of currency. Maybe in five years time it might become more recognisable but time will tell.” There’s plenty of room for your cars with a 10-car basement. A visual representation of the digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin on October 23, 2017 in London, England.last_img read more

Sep
22

Collins rejects Chelsea deal

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Exciting EPL, La Liga, Serie A matches this weekend on DStv, GOtv Chelsea have reportedly failed with their bid to sign Borussia Dortmund youngster Nnamdi Collins.While Frank Lampard has made a conscious effort to promote a number of academy graduates into the first-team picture, that has not stopped the Blues from scouting the globe for other prospects. According to Bild, the Premier League giants have recently expressed an interest in Collins, who is starring in the youth ranks at the Westfalenstadion.However, the 16-year-old has snubbed the chance to move to Stamford Bridge, instead wishing to continue his development in Germany.The report suggested that Dortmund have assured that teenager that he will be provided with game time in the senior team at a later date.Chelsea had allegedly been willing to pay at least €1 million (£870,000) for Collins.Tags: Frank LampardNnamdi CollinsStamford Bridgelast_img read more

Sep
19

ICC World Cup Ganguly set to complete his World Cup broadcast commitments amid ‘Conflict of Interest’ row

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Southampton: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is all set to complete his broadcasting commitments for the World Cup even as Justice DK Jain’s latest observation on ‘Conflict of Interest’ has raised quite a few eyebrows. Justice Jain has observed that players/ex-players doing commentary as well as holding management positions in IPL teams will come under the ambit of ‘Conflict of Interest’ as per Lodha Panel’s ‘One Person One Post’ rule.He has ruled that Ganguly and VVS Laxman holding twin jobs of being Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) members and mentors with IPL franchises amounts to conflict of interest and the two former players will have to make a choice.It is, however, learnt that Ganguly, one of the most respected voices in international cricket, will be completing his World Cup assignment as it is an exclusive contract with the ICC and not Star Sports.“Sourav is doing commentary for the world feed. He has no contractual obligations with the Star Sports. And this is his only one-off broadcasting assignment for the time being for the ICC. He will certainly complete his World Cup assignment. He is not doing the Afghanistan match as he is back in Kolkata for some personal work,” a BCCI source  privy to the development told PTI on conditions of anonymity.“But Sourav is going to be back in UK on June 25 and do the remaining India games starting the match on 27th against West Indies in Manchester,” the source said.According to those, who hold a contrary view as to how “commentator can be a BCCI post” since this is one tournament and with no long-term contract with any of the channels, Ganguly can’t be termed ‘conflicted’.Regarding those who are contracted with Star Sports for the tournament, this may be a one-off event that they are doing and most of them have contracts on a series to series basis.“Most of the current or former players, who are being perceived to be conflicted need not worry as things will change after the World Cup. It will depend on what kind of assignments they take,” the BCCI source said. last_img read more

Sep
17

Unruh holds viewing and panel on Super Tuesday

first_imgStudents gathered Tuesday evening at Tommy’s Place to watch the results from Super Tuesday and participate in a discussion hosted by the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics and the Political Student Assembly.The event was the last one scheduled in the Unruh Institute’s Election 2016 series, which consisted of viewings and discussions of Republican and Democratic primary debates.Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute, and Anshu Siripurapu, the editor-in-chief of the Daily Trojan, moderated a panel featuring Tony Strickland, former California State Senator (R-37); John A. Pérez, speaker emeritus of the California State Assembly; Mary Perez, a member of the USC College Republicans and Nick Germain, president of the USC College Democrats.The panelists discussed the results of Super Tuesday, where a dozen states and one territory cast their votes for their preferred presidential candidates.At the start of the panel, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had already won the primaries in Tennessee, Alabama, Virginia and Georgia by a large margin. Clinton’s fellow Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders had won his home state of Vermont. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump had won four primaries in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Massachusetts and Tennessee.Similar to most news broadcasts, Donald Trump’s candidacy dominated the first 10 minutes of the conversation.“I think the key is to look at the hard votes for the Republican candidates,” Strickland said. “So far, up until this day, when you look at South Carolina, Nevada, New Hampshire and Iowa, [the candidates] have had record turnouts.”For Strickland, Trump’s success was unpredictable.“If I was a Democrat, I’d be very concerned … I do think Donald Trump has brought in new people into the voting process. A lot of people early on said, ‘these people will come to rallies but they won’t turn out to vote,’” Strickland said. “I think a lot of people in the Republican party underestimated the strength of his brand.”Mary Perez agreed with Senator Strickland.“Trump has brought in [new] voters, and you just see this excitement in a huge demographic of voters to get involved with the political process, which is something that I, as a millennial, have not seen before,” Mary Perez said.While on the topic of Trump, Schnur asked John Pérez his thoughts on the candidate.“I’m scared that Donald Trump is a potential president,” said John Pérez. “It has been very interesting to watch the ability of the Trump campaign to not only inspire people to go to rallies but to actually turn out and vote.”John Pérez contrasted Trump and Sanders, both of whom are considered outsider candidates.“This is in sharp contrast between the experience on the Trump side, and the experience on the Democratic side with Sanders,” said John Pérez. “Both are having huge turnouts at rallies, but on the Republican side, you see that converting into actual election day participation. It is less clear how the Sanders campaign is getting folks who participate in rallies to actually participate in [the] election.”Germain evaluated Sanders’ chances in the primary elections.“I think [Sanders] has to do two things tonight: He has to win four or five states that are favorable to him … and avoid South Carolina-like margins in the South, and [according to] early reports, it seems he is getting completely blown out in Alabama and Georgia,” Germain said.The panelists agreed that, so far, the 2016 election has been unlike any other. Depending on the state of the primaries after spring break, the Unruh Institute may hold additional events.last_img read more

Sep
17

Graduate student advocates for foster youth college accessibility

first_imgAt 15 years old, Xavier Mountain entered the foster care system for the second time. He had first entered it at just 2 years old, because his mother struggled with drug abuse and his father, an undocumented worker, wasn’t granted custody. The second time Mountain entered the system, he said it was because he confronted his abusive adopted father. Mountain bounced in and out of group homes until he was 18, at one point attending five high schools in the span of six months.Photo courtesy of Xavier Mountain.“At 15 years old you’re more worried about who likes you — that’s what you should be [worried about,] but as a foster youth I wasn’t able to do that,” he said. “I was focusing more on where I was going to go next, who do I have to meet, who do I have to adapt to.”Now a graduate student studying social work at USC, Mountain works to advocate for foster youth going through the same problems he did. Through John Burton Advocates for Youth, an organization dedicated to helping students pursue a higher education, Mountain is lobbying to pass California State Senate Bill 940.The bill, which was first introduced in January, proposes three changes to Cal Grant policies to better benefit foster care students.  First, it asks that foster youth remain eligible to apply for the grant until age 26, rather than only being eligible within one year of high school graduation. Second, it asks that they remain eligible for the grant for eight years, rather than four years. Finally, it asks that the deadline to apply to the grant is extended form March 2 to Sept. 2 for foster youth.Mountain said foster students are disadvantaged in the areas addressed by the bill because of their elevated responsibilities and lack of parental guidance and mentorship. Without the support, many students remain unaware of deadlines and take longer to go through school because they must provide for themselves.“You have your car bill, you have your phone bill, you have your insurance bill, you have your housing,” Mountain said. “You are your own everything. At 18 years old, you went from being taken care of in the foster care system to just thrown out in the streets.”According to John Burton Advocates for Youth, 85 percent of foster care youth first attend community college, compared to 36 percent in the general population, and that it takes an average of 7.9 years for community college students to receive a bachelor’s degree. Because of this, they are in need of an extension of the grant to get full support for their education, he said.“I stayed in college for five years,” said Demontea Thompson, a USC alumnus who went through the foster care system and now advocates for foster youth. “Most foster youth are at community colleges and then they move on over to four year universities. Once they are at four year universities they realize that their eligibility is limited … so now providing eight years for that support is needed.”According to John Burton Advocates for Youth project director Debbie Raucher, a study conducted by the organization two years ago conveyed that only 9 percent of foster youth were receiving the Cal Grant in comparison to the 85 percent of those same students who were receiving the Promise Grant, despite Cal Grant being the largest form of state financial aid.“We knew from that that they do meet the income criteria, but they weren’t getting through the various hoops they needed to jump through in order to qualify for the Cal Grant,” Raucher said. Senate Bill 940 recently passed through the Senate Education Committee. Generally, it takes about nine months to a year for a bill to reach the governor for approval, Mountain said. In the meantime, Mountain and John Burton Advocates for Youth are urging community members to write letters of support.Through his advocacy, Mountain wants to bring recognition to the struggles of foster youth that often go unrecognized.“A lot of people don’t pay attention to foster youth,” he said. “How can you tell a foster youth? You can’t. You can tell a race, you can tell ethnicity but [for] foster youth either you do or you don’t because you have to be in that circle. Because it’s not obvious, it becomes one of those things that gets pushed under the rug or doesn’t get enough attention and enough funding.”Mountain first began to get involved in advocating for foster youth through fundraising and speaking when he entered community college. Since then, he has joined John Burton Advocates for Youth as a youth advocate and has been working on lobbying for legislative bills geared at higher education support for foster students. “There’s beautiful motivational speeches,” he said. “That’s great and that gets the ball rolling, but we need substance that can keep it going … I felt like I could do it because I was a part of that world. I was a foster youth and there’s no better voice than the voice of the foster youth.”last_img read more

Sep
16

Alyssa Manley leading potent Syracuse offense ahead of Boston College matchup

first_img Published on September 16, 2015 at 10:28 pm Contact Liam: lpsull01@syr.edu Alyssa Manley stood at the top of the circle waving her arms, summoning her teammates to gather around and regroup after then-No. 2 North Carolina opened the scoring of Saturday’s matchup of two top-three teams.No matter where they were on the field, her teammates flocked to her. Goalkeeper Jess Jecko shook off the goal she had just allowed and left the cage while forward Emma Russell trotted to the impromptu huddle.Manley had her word with her teammates, and SU stormed back with four unanswered goals in the second half to win 4-2.“As good as (Manley’s) play is, it’s more than that,” Syracuse head coach Ange Bradley said. “It’s more of a behind-the-scenes leadership, but in the moments of pressure is where she speaks and where she steps up.”Manley has become the leader of a midfield that’s controlled offensive possession throughout its first five games, resulting in SU outshooting opponents, 79-37. No. 2 Syracuse (5-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) and Manley will look to continue controlling the ball in the offensive zone on the road this weekend against No. 11 Boston College (4-2) on Saturday at 1 p.m. and Yale (1-2) Sunday at 2 p.m.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Our focus for the team is midfield movement,” Manley said. “Once we get the ball up, we want to go up one side, across the midfield and move to offense.“I think that has a lot to do with our success.”While the leadership of the four-year starter has helped while she plays in the midfield with Laura Hurff, a forward last year, and Alma Fenne, a graduate student playing her first year in the NCAA this year, Manley’s skill and speed sets her apart.One of the fastest girls on the team, Manley uses her speed to create space between defenders and find opportunities to advance the ball.“Midfield is kind of like the backbone to everything,” Hurff said. “… Without experience and poise there, the team doesn’t operate as a unit.”Playing in the midfield requires moving the ball in transition quickly and under pressure, something that rests on an ability to receive passes. With opposing forwards, backs and midfielders all crowded in the middle of the field, Hurff highlighted Manley’s clean footwork and stickwork as her strengths.Hurff describes Manley’s ability to receive passes as “seamless,” and that once she has possession of the ball, her passing is full of poise. Manley’s field hockey IQ is an asset for SU, something she’s accumulated from four-plus years of NCAA and international experience.Manley spent her summer playing for the United Sates Senior National Team in the Pan Am Games as the only college athlete on the roster. Since returning, Bradley has seen her captain’s elite ball control skills and speed improve even more.“She took a whole other step up,” Bradley said. “She’s about five pounds lighter (from training with the national team) and that much quicker.”Having an anchor at one of the most important positions on the field frees up other positons to focus on their roles. As Syracuse begins its stretch of conference games in the ACC — known for its speedy pace of play — Manley’s presence will be crucial for the Orange.“She’s one of our leaders and we look to her,” Hurff said. “Experience, skill, speed — she has it all and we need it.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Sep
8

Cavani’s Injury Worries Uruguay FA Ahead of Clash with France

first_imgThe player has a painful calf swelling but not a muscle tear, the country’s football federation (FCF) said on Monday, boosting his chances of facing France where he plays his club football for Paris Saint Germain.A scan showed swelling in Cavani’s left calf muscle but no torn fibres, the FCF said in a statement.“The player remains in pain. He will continue to do individual work and rehabilitation. His evolution is being monitored,” it said.The Portugal game had been billed as a showdown between Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo.Yet Cavani stole the limelight early when he switched play with a long cross to Suarez and continued his run to head home a pinpoint deep cross from the Barcelona forward and give Uruguay a seventh-minute lead.The goal featured superb linkplay between the two forwards, a combination that would be Uruguay’s strongest weapon against an attack-minded team like France.“There was a cross to the left, then a cross to the right – there is no scheme against that,” Portugal coach Fernando Santos said of the goal.“Their strikers were very strong; one was there, the other one came from behind. That was an incredible play, they have never scored like that before.”It is his ability to power down the flanks or provide a defence-splitting pass to set up a fellow forward, that makes Cavani a big threat – and potentially such a big loss.Add his finishing prowess, as was evident during his second goal against Portugal, and Cavani has the qualities to rival any top player in the world.But the 31-year-old has always had to do something special to be the centre of attraction in his career, fitting himself into different positions for La Celeste, either for long-serving Uruguay forward Diego Forlan, who forced him to the wings, or for Suarez.It has not been any different at his club PSG either. With Sweden’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic leading the attack, Cavani always had to play a secondary role.When the Swede joined Manchester United, Cavani finally had the chance to prove his worth and did not disappoint. He finished the 2016-17 season with 47 club goals, only behind Lionel Messi in the leading leagues in Europe.With Brazilian Neymar arriving from Barcelona the next season for a world record fee, the focus again shifted off Cavani, possibly explaining his early ugly public spat with Neymar over penalty-taking duties.The goals have, however, not dried up and Cavani is now part of a feared attacking trio alongside Neymar and French striker Kylian Mbappe. Cavani has now overtaken Ibrahimovic as the club’s all-time top scorer.Cavani was also the top scorer for Uruguay during their World Cup qualifying campaign with 10 goals and finished ahead of players such as Argentina’s Messi, who had seven, and Brazil’s Neymar, who had six.With his strikes against Portugal, his tally in Russia reached three. All of Uruguay is hoping he has the chance to add more.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Uruguay’s Edinson Cavani has always played second fiddle to his more illustrious attacking colleagues at country or club level but the long-haired marksman emerged out of those shadows with his twin strike in the World Cup round of 16 last week.Cavani scored a stunning brace to lead the South Americans to a 2-1 win over European champions Portugal on Saturday and set up a quarterfinal clash against France.He dominated the headlines but acclaim for the goals has been quickly replaced by concerns about the injury he sustained in the 74th minute against Portugal.last_img read more

Aug
30

Dutch KSA appoints ‘Security Pro’ Ronald Prins to lead advisory

first_imgShare TOTO offers ‘sleeve support’ for distressed Eredivisie clubs  July 29, 2020 Share Related Articles Submit StumbleUpon Netherlands Remote Gambling Act submitted for EC review July 15, 2020 Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) the gambling regulatory authority for the Netherlands has confirmed the appointment of Ronald Prins as new Chairman of the KSA Advisory Board, succeeding incumbent Arthur Docters van Leeuwen.Established in 2014, the KSA Advisory Board assists the regulatory authority and wider stakeholders with advice and guidance on a number of disciplines, ranging from policy making, gambling standards, public affairs, representation and general strategy.Leading KSA’s advisory, Ronald Prins is a seasoned business executive and government public policy consultant in digital strategies and IT systems securities.Prins the former Founder and Chief Executive of FOX-IT digital security systems has formally advised the Dutch Electoral Council and Dutch Securities Board, on projects and reviews relating to national security and intelligence frameworks.The executive will lead the KSA advisory during a critical period for Dutch gambling, with the Netherlands Senate having approved the mandate of Remote Gambling Act this February, putting forward the nation’s initial online gambling frameworks.Prins commented on joining KSA governance – In the task that the KSA now faces, many of my interests come together. There are administrative aspects to regulating a market. How do you create conditions that create an attractive legal market that ensures that illegal providers are pushed aside? And of course, you also have the IT and security aspects. It is an interesting and exciting job that the KSA stands for. I hope to be able to help with the other members of the advisory board. “ KSA draws up wishlist on casino games market surveillance July 13, 2020last_img read more