first_imgOn Nov. 25 and 26, three patriotic letters appeared on this page — “Those who disrespect our military, should leave” by Vincent Belardo, WWII purple heart recipient ; “Liberals attack on  statues gone too far,” by, self-proclaimed liberal Dave Lowery; and “New confederacy is a threat to America”  by Wallace Hughes. These three men spoke to problems that are a real threat to our democracy and our American way of lifeWhy is this happening? The simple answer is a general degradation of our society. The whys are many and varied. Progressive liberalism is the easy answer, but it goes beyond that.Consider these examples: What with all the sexual abuse allegations that surface almost daily, it’s obvious that some men in power feel free to go beyond a guy just being a guy.  Disrespect and abuse a woman and have her abort it. It’s OK and legal now. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion The “it, “a fetus, has arms, legs and a beating heart. Society says that we can kill it, and it’s OK. A tragic disrespect for and of human life.Prayer in public, a nativity scene or a cross displayed in a public place — in our Christian nation? No, that might offend someone. Better to offend and disrespect Christians of all faiths. The disrespect of our nation and the flag that represents who we are (our ideals and values) are more examples.Consider the family that experiences the arrival of a loved one who returns home in a casket draped with our flag. Consider them receiving that flag and then witnessing someone wearing that same flag as a piece of clothing or having their local barber using that same flag as a drop cloth to catch dead hair. Consider the celebration of Christ’s birthday, once called Christmas, now disrespectfully referred to as “Xmas” or “Happy Holiday.” John OsterlitzGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

first_imgCan Son Heung-Min fire Spurs past Brighton? (AFP/Getty Images)Spurs have won all three games played at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium without conceding a goal and I expect them to continue that sequence against Brighton even though the Seagulls picked up a terrific point at Molineux on Saturday.Chris Hughton’s side have failed to score in their last five league games and they look sure to defend deep, and in numbers, against the Champions League semi-finalists.I expect Spurs to eventually break down the Brighton defence although they may have to be patient as they look to cement their place in the top four.Michael’s prediction: Tottenham 3-0 BrightonWATFORD VS SOUTHAMPTON Advertisement Arsenal need Alexandre Lacazette to be firing as they face Wolves (Getty Images)Wolves have never beaten Arsenal in the Premier League (drawn two, lost seven) and the visitors need to bounce back after their home reverse to Crystal Palace on Sunday.Wolves were left frustrated by Brighton at the weekend, but the Gunners will play a more expansive game midweek.It is well documented that the hosts have a better record against the top six than the bottom six so far this term and they have kept a clean sheet in three of their last five home games.I don’t expect to see many goals, but if there is to be a winner at Molineux I feel the hosts will edge it.Michael’s prediction: Wolves 1-0 ArsenalMANCHESTER UNITED VS MANCHESTER CITY Michael Owen returns with his latest Premier League picks (Getty/PA)The race for the Premier League title continues at a frantic pace and Manchester City have the chance to overtake Liverpool as they travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on Wednesday evening.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are in a race of their own as they are aiming to secure a top-four finish but their hopes were dented on Sunday after they were beaten 4-0 by Everton.Arsenal are also in the mix for a top-four spot as they travel to Wolves, while Tottenham host Brighton on Tuesday night.Once again our Brand Ambassador Michael Owen shared his thoughts ahead of the action with BetVictor.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTTOTTENHAM VS BRIGHTON Michael OwenTuesday 23 Apr 2019 4:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link113Shares Michael Owen’s midweek Premier League predictions including Manchester United v Manchester City and Wolves v Arsenalcenter_img Gerard Deulofeu is in excellent form for Watford (Getty Images)Southampton have only lost one of their last 11 games against Watford, but if there is to be a winner at Vicarage Road I feel it will be the Hornets.The hosts have conceded in their last eight Premier League games and I would expect to see goals again midweek with in-form Gerard Deulofeu – 8 goals and 2 assists in his last 9 games – likely to be to the fore again.Michael’s prediction: Watford 2-1 SouthamptonWOLVES 1-0 ARSENAL Can Paul Pogba and Manchester United bounce back at Old Trafford? (AFP/Getty Images)City have only lost one of their last seven league visits to Old Trafford but United badly need to bounce back after their abject display at Goodison Park on Sunday.All at the club will be hurting after their 4-0 defeat at Everton but they have the ideal opportunity on Wednesday to put the record straight – they certainly cannot play as badly again.AdvertisementAdvertisementCity must do without Kevin De Bruyne – injured against Spurs at the weekend – which is a huge loss for the champions, but I expect to see opportunities and goals at both ends.United are unbeaten in their last 14 home league games but have kept just the two clean sheets in the league this season.This is a massive game for both teams and one which, I feel, could be pivotal in the destiny of the 2018/19 Premier League title.Michael’s prediction: Manchester United 2-2 Manchester CityMichael Owen is a brand ambassador for BetVictor. For more tips from Michael read his column here.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img April 20, 2016 Governor Wolf Signs Six Bills into Law Bill Signing,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed six bills into law, including:Act 18 – House Bill 794, sponsored by Rep. Gillespie, amends County Code, standardizing the authorization of the local option hotel tax at up to 5% for jurisdictions that are below the 5% threshold.Act 19 – House Bill 1278, sponsored by Rep. Emrick, amends Title 75 (Vehicles), in other required equipment, allowing for heads up displays to be projected.Act 20 – House Bill 1329, sponsored by Rep. English, requires certain hospitals to allow patients an opportunity to designate caregivers in patients’ medical records and imposing duties on hospitals.Act 21 – House Bill 1340, sponsored by Rep. White, Amends Title 68 (Real & Personal Property), in condominiums, further providing for creation, alteration & termination of condominiums & for management; by extending the time by a year, from 3 to 4 for when an action to recover a lein must be initiated by an owners association.Act 22 – Senate Bill 1022, sponsored by Sen. Argall, authorizes the Department of General Services, with the approval of the Department of Human Services & the governor, to grant & convey to the Municipal Authority of the Township of South Heidelberg, Berks County, or its assigns, a permanent sanitary sewer easement & temporary construction easement.Act 23 – Senate Bill 1068, sponsored by Sen. Smucker, authorizes the release of Project 70 restrictions on certain lands owned by the City of Lancaster, Lancaster County, in exchange for the imposition of Project 70 restrictions on other lands, and other consideration.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgGreat spot to escape from it all.“It is a piece of history which has been lovingly nurtured for over half a century, and is now ready for a new custodian,” the listing said.The property is 15 minutes from Byron Bay’s beaches, 10 minutes to Bangalow and Mullumbimby, 15 minutes from Brunswick Heads, 25 minutes from the Ballina/Byron Regional Airport and about 40 minutes from the Gold Coast International Airport. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Margot Robbie sealed it with a kiss at Coorabella. Picture: Realestate.com.au & Instagram.A ROMANTIC hinterland escape where Hollywood A-listers Margot Robbie and Suits star Gabriel Macht had their weddings has hit the market — 40 minutes from Gold Coast airport.The 56 acre estate in Coorabell in the Byron Bay hinterland was the site of the December 2016 wedding of Robbie and her British beau Tom Ackerley.So secret was the affair that the 50 or so guests had no idea where they were heading, and were reportedly bussed in to 895 Coolamon Scenic Drive, Coorabell from across the border.The wedding was hailed as a fuss-free affair surrounded by nature with the festivities held under an elegant teepee-style tent. 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Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHemsworth vs Robbie: Battle of the best Aussie00:44 The property has been charming A-listers for decades — including buddies of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex aka Prince Harry and Meghan — with the wedding of Suits megastar Gabriel Macht, who plays Harvey Spectre, and his Aussie actress wife Jacinda Barrett over a decade ago. Margot Robbie with husband Tom Ackerley attending a friend’s wedding. Source: Instagram @apha_meows.“While nature has taken care of the surrounds, Giovanni’s skilled eye and attention to detail has transformed the stunning Queenslander into a truly unique estate.”She said “Coorabella has a magical feel to it” with a stream running through the property where a platypus had taken up residence. GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REAL ESTATE NEWS FREE & DIRECT TO INBOX The property also fronts the Wilson River, large deep swimming holes and waterfalls, and has its own orchard, vegetable garden and massive rainwater tanks. The pool has been the scene of many a happy party.The renovations have been sympathetic to the property’s history — with 14 foot ceilings with pressed tin finishes, textured leadlight window panels, claw-footed bath, and open fireplaces — but also modernised with ducted reverse cycle air conditioning, under floor and ceiling insulation, solar power and an automatic cover for a 15-metre tiled swimming pool.center_img Jacinda Barrett and husband Gabriel Macht got married at Coorabella over a decade ago. Picture: Anthony Ghnassia/Getty Images.Agent Ku Darroch of Real Estate of Distinction in Byron Bay described it as “luxury, elegance and a little bit of magic” and priced the four bedroom, four bathroom, five car space acreage estate at between $5.995m and $6.495m. NRL TITANS OWNERS MADE MILLIONS SELLING NSW PROPERTY WHY QLD HAS ALREADY WON HOUSE PRICES HIT A RECORD HIGH BRISBANE HOME SET FOR TV FAME More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours ago“The pool and house is a sought after location for film and photo shoots for many well-known magazines and commercials. It is also highly in demand as a destination wedding location.”She said the property was bought over 25 years ago by designer Giovanni D’Ercole who created the Lover & Hatred luxury jewellery brand. That’s about as peaceful as life can get.last_img read more

first_imgImagine dining out here on a summer’s night?The two-level four bedroom waterfront home at 41 Brisbane Corso will go to auction at 1pm on Saturday, with bidder’s vying for one of the best river views in the city. It’s like I just climbed out of a TARDIS.Belle Property Coorparoo principal John Cassimatis said a variety of buyers were interested in the property.“There are two types of buyers: small-type developers are looking at it, and families that have extended families living with them are looking at it as an option.” Inside 41 Brisbane Corso, Fairfield.Adcock Prestige principal Jason Adcock said potential buyers liked the house’s unique design, and it’s positioning on the large Fairfield block. The kitchen flows out to the deck, and there is a bar tucked off to the side.Ray White Ascot agent Alexander Shean said buyers had been drawn to the fact the renovation was already completed, and the size of the 810sq m block. One of the home’s kitchens.Mr Cassimatis said the houses were protected, meaning they had to remain residential, and he had never seen another property like it before. The house at 24 Magdala St, Ascot, has the best of outdoor living.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoEarlier in the day, 24 Magdala St, Ascot, will go to auction.Classic features of the 1930s Queenslander have been retained through various renovations, with polished timber floorboards, VJ walls, breezeways, picture rails and coloured rolled glass windows throughout. Enjoy an afternoon relaxing out on the deck. One of the two houses on 11 Peterson St, Woolloongabba.Those who are keen to get on the tools, however, should head to 11 Peterson St, Woolloongabba, where two 1940s Queenslanders are set to go to market for the first time in more than four decades. The 11 Peterson St, Woolloongabba, block is 810sq m.The properties have been owned by the same family for 42 years, and are on a 810sq m block.Both are like a time capsule, one with loud carpet and wallpaper, and the other with VJ walls and linoleum. One of the bathrooms even seems to have two bathtubs.“It’s one of those ones where it is a bit of a rare opportunity,” he said.“That sort of property I haven’t seen another example of in my whole career.”The agents said the block had “lovely elevation” which looked over the suburbs below.The property will go to auction at 11am on Saturday. One of the many living spaces at 41 Brisbane Corso, Fairfield.“It’s a spectacular architect designed contemporary home on 1046sq with some of the best river views I’ve seen in a very long time,” Mr Adcock said. The home at 41 Brisbane Corso, Fairfield, is set to go to auction on Saturday.FROM luxurious to labour intensive, properties from both ends of the spectrum are set to go under the hammer this weekend. There are all the touches of a classic Queenslander – look at those windows!“It’s a fully renovated Queenslander, a lot of the original features have been retained, but it has a nice modern touch on it,” Mr Shean said.“You can just move straight in.”The property will go under the hammer at 10am on September 29. The main bedroom at 41 Brisbane Corso, Fairfield.The residence has polished timber floors, soaring windows and both internal and external stairs.There is also private mooring. The backyard at 11 Peterson St, Woolloongabba.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:57Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:57 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter: How to sell in a changing market 00:58last_img read more

first_imgThe Ethiopian government is calling for international assistance to help feed refugees.An Ethiopian official says the country’s more than 730,000 refugees could go hungry if $55 million in food aid is not raised by the end of the year.Ayalew Awoke, deputy director of refugee affairs, said Monday that a $20 million donation by the U.S. will be used up by the end of December and he warned of “a major crisis” unless aid comes in.Ethiopia, which currently hosts Africa’s largest refugee population, is experiencing a major drought in its eastern and northeastern areas and has appealed for $596 million to feed its own population.Dennis Weller, USAID director in Ethiopia, said in October that South Sudan’s conflict is exacerbating Ethiopia’s food insecurity. Hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese have fled to Ethiopia and live alongside local communities.–APRelated Thousands of hungry Somali refugees trek to Ethiopia to flee drought UN appeals for aid to feed 320,000 refugees in Tanzaniacenter_img Ethiopia appeals for food aidlast_img read more

first_imgRead Also: PSG topple Man City as the world’s most financially powerful clubBut after one minute of injury time, Guirassy was fed by winger Quentin Cornette to equalise for his eighth effort of the campaign.On Sunday, second-placed Marseille head to Lille in fourth.On Friday, attacker Islam Slimani claimed a 1-0 victory for Monaco at Montpellier.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “Everybody’s talking about the match so for that we can feel it’s in our heads and we have been a little bit distracted by it. “We showed a reaction, our quality, and our mentality was really good, we deserved to win,” he added. PSG move 13 points clear of second-place Marseille while the home side remain in the relegation zone and without a league win since November 2. The hosts’ boss Luka Elsner made two changes to his side from last Saturday’s loss to Monaco as Haitam Aleesami and Bongani Zungu started instead of the suspended Thomas Monconduit and Bakaye Dibassy. – Amiens early blitz – Tanguy Kouassi scored his first and second senior goals on just his fifth Paris Saint-Germain league appearance Loading… Former French youth international Guirassy opened the scoring after nine minutes before ex-Chelsea midfielder Gael Kakuta doubled the lead 20 minutes later.Fousseni Diabate, on-loan from Leicester City, made it 3-0 on the 40-minute mark after his low effort was deflected by PSG captain Thiago Silva.Midfielder Ander Herrera cut the league strugglers’ lead seconds before half-time with a side-footed volley.Tuchel made two changes at the break with Marco Veratti and Marquinhos replacing Idrissa Gueye and Silva.Teenager Tanguy Kouassi scored his first senior goal after an hour from a Julian Draxler header to become PSG’s youngest goal scorer since Lionel Justier in 1976.The 17-year-old holding midfielder, who remains on an academy contract with the Parisians, equalised five minutes later from an Angel Di Maria as PSG pushed on.The visitors thought they had completed a huge comeback as Juan Bernat found Mauro Icardi at the back-post and the on-loan forward hit his 19th goal of the season. Amiens’ Serhou Guirassy scored an injury time equaliser on Saturday to secure a roller-coaster 4-4 draw with a Paris Saint-Germain side without Neymar and Kylian Mbappe ahead of next week’s Champions League last 16 tie at Borussia Dortmund. Relegation-haunted Amiens had been on course for a shock win when they surged into a 3-0 lead after 40 minutes before the French champions clawed their way back to lead 4-3 on the back of Tanguy Kouassi becoming PSG’s youngest scorer in 44 years. Amiens’ Serhou Guirassy scored the opener and the equaliser against PSG Brazil forward Neymar has been sidelined since February 1 with a rib injury while France World Cup winner Mbappe was rested ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Germany. PSG coach Thomas Tuchel said the world’s most expensive player remained a doubt for the first leg tie. “For Tuesday I don’t know. I have to wait until tomorrow’s training session,” Tuchel told broadcaster Canal+.Advertisement Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueGorgeous Asian Actresses All Men Are Crazy AboutTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Themlast_img read more

first_img“During calamities or kis-a may dako nga sunog or baha, this facility will be readilyavailable. But indi lang ang taga-syudadmakagamit kondi bilog nga rehiyon,” said Treñas. He also acknowledged the concernexpressed by the Department of Education over class disruptions every timeschools are used as evacuation centers. * accommodation building with beds Each evacuation center has thefollowing features: The city government has allowed theOCD to use a portion of the city’s 5,000-square meter property in BarangayTacas, Jaro district for the evacuation center and regional depot/warehouse. “We are very happy to enter into thispartnership,” said Mayor Jerry Treñas who signed a Usufruct Agreement with OCDRegion 6 director Jose Roberto Nuñez. * offices for the OCD and localdisaster risk reduction and management council Nuñez said this evacuation centerwould be the 13th such facility of the OCD in Western Visayas. OCD is building five more in BarangayMilibili, Roxas City; Barangay Igtambo, San Miguel, Iloilo; Barangay Tab-ao,Sagay City, Negros Occidental; Barrio Vista Alegre, Bacolod City; and NuevaValencia, Guimaras. * separate toilets and bathrooms formales, females and persons with disabilities * garbage disposal building The regional evacuation center wouldbe able to accommodate around 530 families.center_img Just this August the OCD opened aP32-million evacuation center in Barangay Gines, Zarraga, Iloilo. No less thanDefense secretary Delfin Lorenzana led the turnover to the local governmentunit of the host municipality. The presence of a regional evacuation centerin the city will make the metropolis more disaster-resilient, he said. The warehouse, on the other hand,would be keeping non-food items that could be used by the Department of SocialWelfare and Development during relief operations. “We don’t have a proper evacuationcenter here so we would like to express our gratefulness to the city governmentfor partnering with us,” said Nuñez. * infirmary and pharmacy ILOILO City – The Office of CivilDefense (OCD) will construct a P36.5-million regional evacuation center in thissouthern city. “The government is constructingevacuation centers all over the country due to the increasing frequency andstrength of natural disasters. Why is that so? Because of climate change,global warming,” said Lorenzana. * power generator room and pump room * laundry and drying facility withwater * storage room which can be convertedinto a child-friendly learning space/PNlast_img read more

first_imgDon Drysdale in 1968 went 58+ innings without giving up a run.  Most people felt this would last forever.  What he forgot to do was to tell the Dodger management not to draft a pitcher named Orel Hershiser.  In 1988 Orel proceeded to go 59 innings without giving up a run.  As far as I know, this record still stands.This year Zack Greinke, also of the Dodgers, went 45+ innings without giving up a run.  During his streak and beyond, he faced 277 right-handed batters and held them to a .105 batting average.  He also only walked 4 batters during that time.  At the time this article was written, Greinke had a 1.69 ERA and 18 wins.  If you want to make pitching history, the Dodger organization is a good place to do so.  Remember, they also had a guy named Koufax.last_img read more