Pols missed the point of student protests

first_imgWhat if the politicians guarded the schools?“Excuse me sir, may I inspect your weapon? You’ll have to remove that bump stock and you are only allowed 40 bullets. Thank you.”I attended the march in Albany on March 24 and was moved by and very proud of the marchers. But the politicians were big on praise for the movement, but soft on substance. The references to a limited number of bullets in a magazine and no bump stocks miss the whole point of a majority of placards saying “No More” and not “Not As Much.”John KolwaiteNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Puccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Abandoned pooches get prime position in Gold Coast real estate market

first_img13 Rutledge St, Coolangatta. Batman is right at home at 13 Rutledge St, Coolangatta.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoMs Veivers said the new partnership was a great way to showcase shelter pets.“We’re just trying to get the message out that a home is an even greater home with an animal and you can’t beat a rescue animal,” she said.Lambert Willcox Estate Agent director Jesse Willcox said before pursuing a career in real estate he completed an internship to become a vet.PET RESUMES HELP TENANT SNARE A HOME“Animal welfare has always been something intrinsic for me in particular,’ he said.“I always treasured my time helping and learning about animals.”TENANTS CONCERNED ABOUT UNREASONABLE NOT PET CLAUSESHe said the agency had used pets in previous marketing campaigns but decided they could also help out shelter animals.“It was a no brainier to incorporate animals that needed homes into our properties,” he said.“We figured who would be a better candidate to rehome animals in need than people looking for a new home and lifestyle.” Jesse Willcox is featuring shelter pets in his real estate listings. Pictured is Batman at 13 Rutledge St, Coolangatta.BATMAN the dog has his best paw forward in this Coolangatta house.But there’s a catch. The three-year-old greyhound was actually homeless and living at the Animal Welfare League Queensland.He featured in the property marketing for Lambert Willcox Estate Agents as part of the agency’s push to photograph shelter pets in their listings to help rehome them.DREAM HOMES TAKE A BACK SEAT WHEN IT COMES TO PETSAnd Batman’s story does have a happy ending — he was adopted earlier this month.It’s an outcome AWLQ communications manager Shan Veivers hopes will be repeated.“Batman has looked like he lived in that property his entire life,” she said.“He trots in there like he’s been there a thousand times and is clearly at home on the rug.”last_img read more

NZ Union Urges Ports to Stop Emitting Toxic Gas

first_imgThe Maritime Union of New Zealand has welcomed the Ports of Auckland’s decision to stop releasing methyl bromide emissions into the air, and called for other ports to follow their example.The move to fully recapture the toxic gas after fumigation, used to kill insects in logs before export, sets a new benchmark for industry best practice, according to the Union.“We will continue the campaign to stop rogue employers exposing people to methyl bromide for another decade if need be,” Joe Fleetwood, MUNZ National Secretary, said.After fumigation is complete the gas can be recaptured and turned into a disposable salt. However, some ports instead release the toxic fumes into the air, endangering workers and nearby communities.“The Government must not allow best practice in some ports to be undermined elsewhere,” Fleetwood said, adding that “if Wellington and Auckland can do the right thing, all ports must.”The Maritime Union continues to call for a total ban on the use of methyl bromide.As part of Ports of Auckland’s ambition to be the most sustainable port in New Zealand, the company earlier said that it will require the total recapture of methyl bromide gas used for container fumigation by September 1, 2017, and for all cargoes by the end of the year.“The intention to move to a full ‘recapture’ system by the end of the year, instead of the current practice of simply venting the gas into the atmosphere, shows leadership and responsibility by Ports management,” Damien O’Connor, Labour’s Spokesperson for Biosecurity, said.“Ports of Auckland’s decision will surely put pressure on the remaining ports around New Zealand which still release methyl bromide,” Damien O’Connor informed.last_img read more

Lamping receives Mother Theresa Hackelmeier Leadership Award

first_imgOldenburg, In. — The Mother Theresa Hackelmeier Leadership Award was established in 2006 and is given to someone whose dedicated service demonstrates outstanding leadership in support of the Academy as first exemplified by the foundress, Mother Theresa Hackelmeier.This year’s recipient is Mr. Scott Lamping.  Over his many years serving as the President of OASIS (OA’s athletic booster organization) he has been the primary driver of moving this group forward in fulfilling its mission to raise the profile of and funds for OA athletics.  In his decade of service, OASIS has raised over $170,000. This money funds uniforms, equipment, entrance fees and special projects, such as refinishing the gym floor, purchasing another mini-bus and building the storage/practice barn.  OA President Diane Laake states: “Scott’s willingness to seek new initiatives, to inspire others to step up and lean in, and to always go above and beyond has enabled OASIS to be one of the most trusted and respected organizations in the area.  We are so grateful!”The award was presented at the 29th annual Dinner Auction held at OA on February 24, 2018.last_img read more

Aneke reveals ‘extended’ Ighalo deal close between Man Utd, Chinese club

first_imgAgent of Odion Ighalo has revealed Manchester United are close to sealing a new loan extension. Odion Ighalo is edging ever closer to agreeing an extension to his time at Manchester United The striker’s loan from Shanghai Shenhua expires at the end of today. But Atta Aneke, Ighalo’s agent, has told Nettavisen an agreement is close.Advertisement Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?The Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone Loading… center_img He said, “We are nearing an agreement with Manchester United on an extended loan. read also:Man Utd negotiating six-month Ighalo loan extension as striker’s deal runs down “The potential agreement keeps Ighalo with them until January 2021.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Cavaliers bounce Celtics from NBA playoffs

first_imgELLSWORTH — LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers brought the Boston Celtics’ 2016-17 season to an end with a 135-102 win in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals Thursday in Boston.James had 35 points on 18 shots for the Cavaliers, who claimed a 4-1 series win and advanced to play the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for the third year in a row. Avery Bradley had 23 points to lead the Celtics, who were without Isaiah Thomas after the All-Star point guard injured his hip in the team’s Game 2 loss.Despite the defeat, the Celtics still had their winningest season since Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen led the team to a 56-26 record in 2011. The team also has the No. 1 overall pick in next month’s NBA draft.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

The Latest: Thomas hopes Tour takes place some time in 2020

first_imgThe Tour, set to take place between June 27 and July 19, has yet to be postponed or canceled but with sporting events all over the world impacted by the coronavirus pandemic its chances of surviving as scheduled appear remote.Thomas, the 2018 champion, also announced a charity ride – in his garage – in support of Britain’s National Health Service.“I think I’m in my prime at the moment,” the Welshman told BBC Radio Five Live. “Obviously there are bigger things that need to be sorted out first but as soon as it’s safe and ready to go ahead we’d love it to happen. I’m praying and hoping it goes ahead at some point.”Team Ineos rider Egan Bernal won the 2019 edition.___ The Latest: Thomas hopes Tour takes place some time in 2020 Associated Press April 11, 2020 Steven Gerrard is leading the well-wishes for Kenny Dalglish after it was revealed the Liverpool great had tested positive for coronavirus.Gerrard played under Dalglish when he returned to manage Liverpool for a second stint between January 2011 and May 2012.The former Liverpool captain posted a picture of one of his daughters alongside Dalglish on Instagram and wrote “Get well soon king” in a nod to his old manager’s nickname.Dalglish’s family released a statement Friday night which confirmed the 69-year-old had been hospitalized on Wednesday in order to treat a separate infection which required intravenous antibiotics.Dalglish won nine league titles during his time as player and manager at Liverpool. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Geraint Thomas is still hoping the Tour de France can go ahead at some point in 2020 and believes he is in good shape to go for a second yellow jersey. The former Celtic and Scotland forward was given a routine test for COVID-19 after being admitted and the result showed up as positive – although he is displaying no symptoms.The statement said: “In keeping with current procedures, he was subsequently tested for Covid-19 despite having previously displayed no symptoms of the illness. Unexpectedly, the test result was positive but he remains asymptomatic.”___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Hughes: Wilson will pass Big Ten test against Nebraska

first_imgIn case you get lost in the mob and clutter Saturday, 1440 Monroe St. is what you’re looking for.That’s where one of the most anticipated games in Wisconsin football history will be kicking off, a perennial powerhouse in Nebraska being welcomed to the Big Ten by the ever-rising brand of the Badgers.ESPN’s College Gameday has its rooms booked for the weekend while, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, 20,000 Nebraska fans have been fighting to snatch the 3,000 tickets allocated to the visiting team.Breaking ground in the newly reformatted Big Ten with a game that will feature two top-10 ranked teams at Camp Randall for the first time since 1962 has catapulted the excitement surrounding this game into the realm of UW’s last four Rose Bowl trips and the 1999 Iowa game in which Ron Dayne became the NCAA’s all-time leading rusher.But through all the dazzle set to take place under the lamps at Camp Randall, there’s one thing I’ll specifically be looking for Saturday night: a balanced and strong performance from quarterback Russell Wilson.A tale that seems ready to burst any moment, all the legend of Russell Wilson needs to really take off is a huge performance against a juggernaut team in a marquee game.Saturday’s game provides that launch pad, and I think Wilson will take advantage and lift off.It is remarkably just three months after he announced his intention to join the Badgers and after his first four games playing in cardinal and white, Wilson has already galvanized fans and reporters with his number.He’s already begun to chip away at the UW record books, owning the seventh- (347 yard against Northern Illinois) and eighth-highest (345 yards against South Dakota) passing yard totals in Wisconsin history. He’s also the first quarterback in school history to throw multiple touchdown passes in four consecutive games and the first to throw at least three touchdowns in three-straight games.Not impressed since they came against Mickey Mouse squads? Just remember that Wisconsin has routinely lined up against wishy-washy non-conference foes for years and past quarterbacks have only put up comparable numbers nine times since 2003. Not to mention they played in UW’s system longer and probably played all four quarters – which Wilson has not done yet.He’s also done the seemingly impossible: make Wisconsin look like a passing team by outgaining the famed ground game, 1,136 yards to 982.Over the last decade, several Wisconsin running backs have been mentioned in passing as a potential Heisman candidate during the preseason, but Wilson – just four weeks into the season – has already become Wisconsin’s most legitimate candidate for the bronze trophy since Dayne in ’99.All of this from a guy who’s probably still learning how to get around Madison outside of campus.Point being is that despite the rave reviews surrounding Wilson prior to his arrival at Wisconsin, nobody thought he would command the playbook (starter from day one), the huddle (one of four captains), or opposing defenses (nation’s second highest passer efficiency rating) as well as he has so far.But what may be Wilson’s best attribute in a game with national appeal is his calm demeanor and work ethic.As sports clich?s go, great players thrive in big games. In order for them to do that, their heads need to be cleared and prepared and they need to respond to a challenge well. Wilson, simply by being a team captain, has clearly shown an ability for all of the above so far this season.I’m expecting to see his best game yet on Saturday. Maybe – or probably – some of his numbers won’t be of the caliber he’s put up the last two weeks, but I think his efficiency rating will stay afloat and I think he can be counted on to bail out the Badgers in the game’s tensest moments. Mistakes will be minimal.Wilson seems to be on the cusp of a storybook season and all he needs to lock himself in Wisconsin lore is fine competition to push his performances to the next level, the level of fourth quarter magic.Expect him to pick up the gauntlet Saturday.Elliot is a senior majoring in journalism. Are you looking forward to seeing Wilson play against top-shelf competition? Think he’ll have a special game? Tell him your thoughts by sending an email to ehughes@badgerherald.com or Tweet @BHeraldSports.last_img read more

Robbie Gould’s future with 49ers unclear as deadline approaches

first_img Former Titans defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth needs kidney transplant Duke Johnson moves on from agent as stalemate with Browns continues “I’m not going to commit to making any decision right now,” Gould said, via The Mercury News.“I don’t really have a plan right now. Obvious there is a deadline and I don’t have to make any decisions anytime soon. … The deadline to sign a long-term contract is Monday, and the rest of that (potential holdout) is up to me.” Related News Even after the calendar flipped to July, Robbie Gould’s status remains unchanged.While speaking to reporters Wednesday, the 49ers kicker was noncommittal on whether he’ll sign his contract by Monday’s franchise tag deadline before training camp opens later this month. Gould, 36, spent the first 11 seasons of his NFL career in Chicago but was released by the Bears just before the start of the regular season in 2016. He signed a two-year deal worth $4 million with the Niners on the first day of free agency in 2017 and the team placed the franchise tag on him this spring.“I’ve been through several holdouts, I’ve been through a lockout season, I’ve been through not being on a team and showing up in Week 6. I’d say there is nothing that scares me anymore in Year 15, because I feel I’ve been through it all.”The Niners are scheduled to open training camp July 26. Rams’ Todd Gurley says knee is healing: ‘We’re going to find out in training camp’ Gould hasn’t signed the tender the team placed on him in February at approximately $4.9 million and opted not to attend the Niners’ mandatory minicamp. He categorized himself as a kicker “in limbo” but assured an agreement will be reached eventually.“We’ve been negotiating for 17 months and it’s been a complicated situation,” Gould said. “I’m at the point where my agent is going to handle it. If there’s anything I need to know about, then I’ll make a decision.“When I need to know of something of substance and that I have to make a decision on, he’ll call me. I’ve been able to focus on my training and spending time with my family and being around my kids.”last_img read more

‘The Last Dance’: 3 things we learned from second night of Michael Jordan documentary

first_imgThe Jordan Rules were explained by assistant coach Brendan Malone as such:”On the wings, we’re going to push him to the elbow. And we’re not going to let him drive to the baseline.”When he’s on top, we’re going to influence him to his left.” “When he got the ball in the low post, we’re going to trap him from the top.”Rodman’s viewpoint of the Jordan Rules: “Chuck Daly said this is the Jordan Rule: Every time he go to the f—ing basket, put him on the ground. When he goes to the basket, he ain’t gonna dunk. We’re gonna hit you and you’re gonna be on the ground. We were trying to physically hurt Michael.”The Bulls finally beat the Pistons in 1991 and the rest, as they say, is history. MORE: Doug Collins took a parting shot on his way out of ChicagoHere are the big takeaways from episodes three and four:1. Dennis Rodman and Las Vegas were made for each otherRodman captivated the audience from the jump on Sunday night. He spoke about rebounding so engagingly it was like he was giving a Ted Talk titled “The art of procuring missed shots.”  Within the first few minutes, he gave the first of many incredible quotes from episodes three and four. “I want to go out there and get my nose broke,” Rodman said. “I want to go out there and get cut. I want to do something that will bring out the hurt, bring out the pain. I want to feel that.”His soliloquies of rebounding and broken noses were entertaining but mundane in comparison to his midseason “48-hour vacation” to Las Vegas. Pippen missed the first 35 games of the 1997-98 season while recovering from offseason surgery. When Pippen was out, Jordan described Rodman as a “model citizen to the point where it was driving him f—ing insane.” Rodman said he needed a vacation, and Jordan, Jackson and Rodman decided 48 hours in Vegas would suffice. The documentary showed Rodman drinking and partying. Social media loved it. “It was definitely an occupational hazard to be Dennis’s girlfriend,” said Carmen Electra, who was dating Rodman and with him at the time in Las Vegas.MJ ended up flying to Vegas after Rodman turned his break into a hiatus. Jordan said he got Rodman’s “a— out of bed” and brought him back to Chicago. 2. MJ was not a fan of Phil Jackson and the triangle offense at firstJackson was brought in as an assistant under Doug Collins in 1987. Another assistant coach, Tex Winter, wanted Collins to implement the triangle offense, but Collins refused and removed Winter from the bench during games. Winter had sold Jackson on the offense focused on ball movement. GM Jerry Krause replaced Collins, who was the coach when Jordan averaged 37.1 points per game in his third NBA season, with Jackson — and Jordan wasn’t happy. Collins’ offense was putting the ball in MJ’s hands (“Get the ball to Michael, everybody else get the fuck out of the way” was an actual late-game play call).Jordan wanted the ball in his hands, instead of alternatives: “I didn’t want Bill Cartwright to have the ball with five seconds left,” Jordan said.Aside from his offensive system, Jackson had utilized teachings with Buddhist and Native American origins. He also did acid in Los Angeles when he was younger and thought he was a lion, according to his friend, Charles Rosen. Jordan came around quickly, especially when he saw how it unlocked Pippen’s ability. (Scoring 69 points that season and winning MVP the next year helped ease some worries too.)3. The Bad Boy Pistons might have created the GOATThe Jordan Rules, where the Pistons physically harassed Jordan with double and triple teams, motivated MJ to gain 15 pounds that offseason. Detroit had beaten Chicago three straight seasons in the playoffs, and Jordan was sick of it. He was dominant at his size, but said he didn’t have the energy to succeed with the Piston’s physical defense taking such a toll on him. The third and fourth episodes of “The Last Dance” dove deeper into the characters that made up the legendary Bulls dynasty of the ’90s. After being introduced to the backgrounds of the stars, Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, last weekend, producers took an in-depth look at forward Dennis Rodman and coach Phil Jackson.Rodman and Jackson are two of the most distinctive personalities in NBA history, and their appearances in Sunday’s showing did not disappoint.last_img read more