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Trump’s actions are no laughing matter

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion The May 16 letter, “Anti-Trump letters to paper are laughable,”: “Rare and enjoyable forms of humor” is provocative and offensive.Donald Trump is the greatest threat to our Democratic institutions in modern history. This corrupt demagogue has shamelessly lied to Americans more than 3,000 times since the inauguration. This is a mental illness, a pathology, way beyond a character flaw. But this is only the “opening act” of his horrifying reality show. His blatant loyalty to, and intimidation by, Putin is treasonous. He has dismissed, and even encouraged Russia’s attack upon the cornerstone of our democracy, free elections. He’s clearly in Putin’s pocket; we have yet to discover exactly why.His sickening assault upon the pillars of our democracy i.e., the free press,  justice system and the media has been relentless and destructive. He calls the free press “the enemy of the people.” He has compared the FBI to Nazis. But his most vicious tirade is aimed at the media, whom he describes as “among the most dishonest beings on earth.” These are Trump’s enemies — the shining beacons of light, the source of truth and enlightenment, which expose Trump’s corruption and lies.Trump is the same con man who was fined $25 million for defrauding innocent Americans with his fake Trump University, the same serial adulterer who proudly bragged about sexually assaulting women, the same thief who has 200 pending lawsuits by contractors whom he “stiffed” for services.So, John Osterlitz, your reference to Gazette letter writers as “clowns’ and “lefty losers” is seriously flawed. Vince DacquistoNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

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Striking streetscape attracts the perfect buyer

first_img70 Ontario Cr Parkinson stands out from its neighboursWHEN builders construct their own homes, you know they won’t skimp on quality fixtures and finishes.So it is with 70 Ontario Cr, Parkinson, which sold on April 20 for $725,888.Sales agent at LJ Hooker Sunnybank Hills, Kosma Comino, said the 20-year-old, five-bedroom, Cape Cod-inspired masterpiece had the right pedigree. “The builder who built all the homes in Parkinson actually built the home for himself,” he said.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“He styled it how he wanted and liked. He spent a lot of money on that build — back then it would have cost huge money to build something like that.” Mr Comino said the very precise sale price resulted from tough negotiations with the Chinese buyer.“We got down to the hundred-dollar mark and obviously we pushed them up to get that little extra — triple eight is good luck for the Chinese,” he said.Mr Comino said large homes with multiple rooms are performing well in Parkinson.“There aren’t many big two-storeys on the market that can cater for bigger families — especially the younger Chinese (buyers) who can’t afford Sunnybank, Macgregor and Robinson — so they’re venturing out to Calamvale and Parkinson,’’ he said. “I’ve got buyers calling saying, ‘Have you got anything?’ so if I had another right now I would have 10 registered bidders and would absolutely smash the reserve even if the expectation of the sellers is quite high.”last_img read more

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Jeanne G. Conway, 86

first_imgJeanne G. Conway, 86, Greensburg, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at the Aspen Place Health Campus in Greensburg. Born November 26, 1932 in Sarasota, Florida, she was the daughter of John and Gabrielle (Reigel) Martini.  Jeanne worked for several years at KCL in Shelbyville, Indiana.  She was married to James P. Conway on November 22, 1952 and he preceded her in death on April 24, 1999. She is survived by one daughter, Sandy (Mike) Wenning, Greensburg; one granddaughter, Michelle (Jesse) Herbert; four great grandchildren, David Moralez, Wesley Moralez, Israel Moralez, Lucy Herbert. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; four brothers, Albert, Lucien, Gaston, and Marcel Martini; two sisters, Mary Rushing, Yvonne Pugliese. Memorial Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating.  Memorials may be made to the Greensburg Animal Shelter.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

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Chambers commits to Saints

first_img With the club since the age of seven, the England Under-19s international become an impressive right-back after starting in midfield. Chambers has been heavily involved during pre-season and is now targeting a regular first-team berth. “It’s fantastic – it’s like my dream, really,” he told the club’s official website, www.saintsfc.co.uk. “I’ve been at the club since I was so young, so this is a great feeling. I’ve been here since I was seven and I’ve been treated really well so it means the world. “The club has a great set-up and it’s going through a really good time at the moment. There are going to be big things from Southampton in the future. “I’ve always wanted to play for the first team at this club, and this is another step towards that.” Press Association Calum Chambers has become the latest academy graduate to commit his future to Southampton, penning a new four-year deal at St Mary’s.center_img James Ward-Prowse, Lloyd Isgrove, Jordan Turnbull and Jack Stephens have all signed new contracts during the past 12 months. Highly-rated left-back Luke Shaw has also recently agreed a new deal and 18-year-old Chambers has now followed suit. last_img read more

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Hill-Wood counting on his Chips

first_imgArsenal’s transfer kitty is in safe hands with new chairman Sir Chips Keswick, according to former custodian Peter Hill-Wood – but whether manager Arsene Wenger spends any of that on Luis Suarez before the transfer window slams shut remains to be seen. The Gunners, who failed to win a match as they hosted the Emirates Cup last weekend, maintain there is plenty of hard work going on behind the scenes to strengthen the squad, albeit perhaps not in time to help with the Champions League play-off in a couple of weeks time. Liverpool, however, remain steadfast that they have no intentions of selling star man Suarez – the forward reportedly considering legal redress to force the club to allow negotiations with Arsenal. The London club have seen a specific bid of £40million plus £1 – which was believed would trigger the Uruguayan’s release clause – rejected out of hand. When pressed at the weekend, Wenger insisted he would continue to do negotiations away from a public auction, claiming the club were “on other different cases” as well as Suarez. Having failed to deliver Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuain as the Argentinean striker eventually opted for Napoli instead, Wenger does appear to have several others on the radar, with reports in Romania suggesting a free transfer deal for forward Ciprian Marica was close following his release by Schalke. So far, though, France Under-21 forward Yaya Sanogo, who arrived without a fee on a Bosman from Auxerre, is the only confirmed signing. Vice-captain Mikel Arteta said Wenger and the board were “working really hard” to deliver the players needed to bolster the squad’s long-overdue bid for a sustained assault on the Barclays Premier League title, with Keswick – appointed chairman in June after Hill-Wood stepped down following his recovery from a heart attack – heading that up. The 73-year-old life-long Gunners fan, a former director of the Bank of England, has been on the board since 2005, and Hill-Wood is in no doubt he will help the club drive on with their self-sustaining business model. “We couldn’t have a better man at the helm than Chips, he’s absolutely first-class,” Hill-Wood said in an interview with the club’s official website, www.arsenal.com. “There are huge sums of money involved in football now and Chips certainly understands the world of finances better than most – he was a director of the Bank of England and has worked in finance all his life. He has a very good grasp.” Arsenal end their pre-season preparations with a friendly against Premier League rivals Manchester City in Helsinki on Saturday, when they will again be without captain Thomas Vermaelen, who is recovering from a back problem. France defender Bacary Sagna has been asked to fill in during the warm-up games as cover for the preferred central partnership of Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny. The 30-year-old, who is out of contract next summer, has no problems with weighing in wherever it helps the team. “It is different, but I love learning,” he said on Arsenal Player “I see myself as a right back, but if I have to cover sometimes or play centre back, I will do it for the club, my team and myself as well.” Sagna added: “I was injured last season so I didn’t have any pre-season and I think you could see it in my performances. “I was not as sharp as I used to be so I am very happy to start from the beginning and I am looking forward to win something this season.” Arsenal have also offered trials to Morocco midfielder Alharbi El Jadeyaoui, who is with French Ligue 2 side Angers and Sebastian Perez from Atletico Nacional, as well as Al Ain talent Omar Abdulrahman, who caught the eye at London 2012 with the United Arab Emirates. The club are also set to shortly confirm the sale of Ivory Coast forward Gervinho to Roma and also Morocco striker Marouane Chamakh to newly-promoted Crystal Palace. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Coates: Jones deal ‘sensible’ move

first_img Press Association That resulted in the 29-year-old Trinidad and Tobago international being fined two weeks’ wages and meant he was not considered for selection in Stoke’s next match, against Crystal Palace. But on the issue of whether Jones is actually profiting from his action, Coates, quoted by The Sentinel, said: “That’s not the case. “The fact is he could have gone at the end of the season because he is out of contract, but this deal looked like a sensible opportunity for us. “I wouldn’t like to think there was any circumstance where a player would think he can get his way by not playing for any football club.” Stoke chairman Peter Coates insists Kenwyne Jones is not simply “getting his way” with regard to a move after refusing to play for the club.center_img The Potters announced on Saturday that they had reached an agreement with Cardiff over a deal for Bluebirds striker Peter Odemwingie which is set to see fellow frontman Jones head to south Wales in a player-exchange transfer. Jones had not been involved in either of Stoke’s two games prior to that, with him having sent a text message to manager Mark Hughes the night before the clash with Liverpool on January 12 to say he was unavailable for the fixture. last_img read more

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Blues unhappy with Matic ruling

first_img Matic was sent off for pushing Ashley Barnes after the Burnley striker had caught the Serbian high on his shin with a late tackle during Saturday’s 1-1 Barclays Premier League draw at Stamford Bridge. The FA’s independent regulatory commission reduced Matic’s three-game ban by one match on appeal on Tuesday evening, but Chelsea were unhappy with the outcome, insisting that the 26-year-old had been “unjustly punished”. “The Chelsea Football Club Board is extremely disappointed and frustrated that the FA Regulatory Commission has today decided not to reduce Nemanja Matic’s suspension to the maximum extent permitted under FA rules,” a statement posted on the Blues’ website, headlined ‘Chelsea FC appalled with the FA’s decision on Matic’, read. “Chelsea FC challenged the standard three-match suspension which automatically followed the red card issued to Matic by referee Martin Atkinson during Saturday’s Premier League match against Burnley. “There has been universal condemnation of the reckless challenge made by Ashley Barnes on Matic and it is the club’s view that he has been unjustly punished with a two-match ban for his reaction to a career-threatening tackle. “It is Chelsea’s opinion that referees and the football authorities must do more to protect players at all levels of the game from dangerous challenges. This decision also clearly demonstrates a need for consistency and fairness in the disciplinary process.” Matic will miss Sunday’s Capital One final against Tottenham and next Wednesday’s Premier League encounter at West Ham. The defensive midfielder will be available for Chelsea’s Champions League last-16 return leg against Paris St Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11 and could return to domestic duty four days later as the league leaders host Southampton. The FA’s decision not to rescind Matic’s red card is likely to irk Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, who defended Matic’s reaction and branded Barnes’ challenge as ”criminal” while appearing on Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday programme. The FA announced on Monday that Barnes would face no disciplinary action for his challenge , but Mourinho told the programme that he thought Barnes’ tackle was at least as bad as the one against Liverpool in the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg that earned striker Diego Costa a three-game ban last month. ”I would like to know how do you, Sky Sports, describe the actions of the Burnley player yesterday? My English is not good enough to find a word,” said Mourinho. ”When you think ‘Diego crimes’ after he puts his boot on a hand, when this is ‘Diego crimes’, the minimum you have to say is ‘criminal tackle’ (by Barnes). ”When Diego Costa has a three-match ban, probably three matches to Matic…tell me how many matches this player deserves?” Mourinho’s comments about Barnes’ tackle prompted Burnley manager Sean Dyche to defend his player in an interview aired on Burnley TV on Monday night. ”When moments like that occur, it’s very rare there is not a reaction to that moment in the stadium,” Dyche said. ”Look at the reaction from a bunch of expert footballers from the Chelsea side – the likes of John Terry, Kurt Zouma, Branislav Ivanovic – big, strong boys who are on right top of this moment. ”Jose Mourinho has a similar view to me, the crowd behind me, circa 15,000, no-one reacts. In live time no-one reacts except Matic. ”After the event, with hindsight and slow motion, statements like ‘criminal tackle’ are being used. I find that hard to adjust to.” Dyche also believes Barnes’ tackle was not malicious, but instead a natural movement of his leg after the forward failed to complete a pass. ”After the event of course, it looks an ugly challenge,” Dyche said. ”Ashley Barnes tried to play the ball down to Dave Jones behind him, his momentum and the pendulum motion of his leg swings up through the ball. ”Matic is late getting there – not in a vicious way – but that means his (Barnes’) leg pendulums through and hits him on the shin.” Press Association Chelsea are “appalled” and “frustrated” that Nemanja Matic still has to serve a ban after the Football Association reduced the midfielder’s three-game violent conduct suspension to two matches.last_img read more

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Joe Biden Tweets Condolences to President on Brother’s Death

first_imgThe president’s brother had been hospitalized in New York, according to a statement.The presumptive Republican nominee visited his ailing brother in the hospital on Friday.No cause of death has been announced as of yet.Robert Trump, President Trump’s younger brother, has died The accusations and name-calling between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden have been set aside, for now, at least.Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for the presidency, took to Twitter on Sunday morning to offer his condolences to President Trump, after the commander-in-chief’s younger brother Robert passed away Saturday night at age 71.He tweeted:Mr. President, Jill and I are sad to learn of your younger brother Robert’s passing. I know the tremendous pain of losing a loved one — and I know how important family is in moments like these. I hope you know that our prayers are with you all.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 16, 2020last_img read more

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Marrone expects production from running back rotation to continue

first_imgSyracuse employed three different running backs in Saturday’s 28-17 win over Stony Brook. Head coach Doug Marrone said the “running-back-by-committee” approach is one he likes so far and won’t be changing anytime soon.When the season started, Marrone tabbed Jerome Smith as the starter, though that was little more than a technicality. Evaluations were ongoing, and for now, all of the tailbacks will be taking their share of snaps.“I don’t think I had a choice,” Marrone said during the Big East coaches’ teleconference on Monday. “That’ll be evaluated, obviously, as we work through the season. We’re getting the quality reps that we need from those players right now.”While Smith is listed as the starter, Prince-Tyson Gulley lined up in the backfield for the Orange’s first few offensive plays. Eventually, Smith came in and ended up finishing with a team-leading 96 rushing yards, averaging 5.3 yards per carry. But Gulley and freshman Ashton Broyld also took snaps and both scored a touchdown.Gulley took a screen pass from quarterback Ryan Nassib in the first quarter and ran 61 yards for a touchdown. And then, in the second quarter, Broyld sliced through the Seawolves defense for a 22-yard touchdown run.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMarrone said Monday he was happy with the production the team got from its running backs in its first win on Saturday.“We’re just very happy with the way that group, our running back by committee, is doing,” Marrone said during the teleconference. “We just need to keep working hard and we need to get quality touches, which I think they’re all getting right now.”Going for twoMinnesota quarterback MarQueis Gray suffered a high-ankle sprain in the Gophers’ 28-23 win over Western Michigan on Saturday and could be out for as long as a month. That means Syracuse will likely face Minnesota’s backup quarterback, Max Shortell.The sophomore played in eight games in 2011 — starting two — and completed 26 of his 54 passes for 309 yards. He threw two touchdowns and two interceptions in his limited action.When he replaced Gray on Saturday, the Gophers didn’t miss a beat. Shortell finished 10-of-17 for 188 yards and three touchdowns, including one on his first drive.Since Minnesota hasn’t completely ruled out Gray for this weekend’s game against Syracuse, the Orange is left in the precarious spot of preparing for two quarterbacks. Marrone said Monday that they’re both very good quarterbacks, and Shortell has played beyond his experience level.“The throws that he makes for a guy that hasn’t played in a lot of football games is someone that you see is very confident, he feels very comfortable,” Marrone said. “I really think he’s an outstanding young talent.”Marrone said he doesn’t want to get too caught up in who’s playing and who isn’t because it can distract the team from focusing on what it needs to do improve.“We know at the end of the day whoever’s playing quarterback or any other position for Minnesota, they’re going to be a pretty damn good football player,” Marrone said.Sales consistent through three gamesMarrone’s not surprised by how well Syracuse wide receiver Marcus Sales has played this season. He said as long as Sales practices consistently, he can put up big numbers.So far this season, the senior has done just that, establishing himself as the team’s most dangerous receiver. Sales has finished with at least 100 yards receiving in all three of the Orange’s games and ranks seventh in the nation in receiving.Said Marrone: “I think he’s a player that, if he practices well, and Marcus and I talked about this, that he can have this type of production every game.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 18, 2012 at 12:18 am Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_isemanlast_img read more

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USC goalie wins Pac-12 Player of the Week honors

first_imgUSC women’s lacrosse goaltender Gussie Johns received Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week honors on Monday. This is the second weekly honor that the senior has received for her defensive skills on the field this season. Senior goaltender Gussie Johns has recorded 36 saves in four games so far this season. Daily Trojan file photo.The Washington, D.C.-native has produced multiple big games this season. During USC’s 11-8 win over No. 18 Notre Dame on the road, Johns recorded 11 saves. In a loss against No. 10 Northwestern, Johns managed to add four saves and four ground balls.“During practice, our main focus is to build on what we want to be both individually and as a team and fix the things from the past game,” Johns said. “Right now we are just taking it game by game, but I am excited to be back at McAlister Field with the team.” The team will face off against No. 2 Boston College at McAlister Field on March 7 in USC’s first home game of the 2018 season. This game is particularly important for the women’s lacrosse team as it doubles as a rematch of the 2017 NCAA Quarterfinals in which the Eagles eliminated the Trojans. “I am excited to play BC,” Johns said. “They are a good opponent, so it’ll be an interesting game for sure.”Before USC started competing in the Pac-12 for lacrosse for the first time this season, Johns won MPSF Defensive Player of the Week three times and was chosen on once as the league’s Rookie of the Week.Johns is one of two goalies named to the U.S. Women’s National Team roster for the 2017 FIL World Cup. She is also the the first-ever USC lacrosse player to be chosen for the U.S. senior national team and compete for Team USA in the FIL World Cup.last_img read more

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