Marches reflect our democracy in action

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionBack in the early ‘70s I joined in the biggest protest marches the country had ever seen. After serving in Vietnam, I did what a lot of vets did. I got an education with the GI Bill, got divorced, got a job, and went to Washington D.C. to protest against the war.Let’s fast-forward about 50 years. I’m protesting again. The Women’s Marches have been positively inspirational. In the ‘70s, I didn’t know what to expect — a bunch of angry hippies with signs? Nope. I was marching next to grandmothers who arrived by the busload, parents worried about their sons, students, hippies (not so angry), and veterans (angrier). Everyone was enthusiastic and willing to express themselves. And all shared a single goal — to end the war.The Women’s March goals are many — gender inequality, human rights and immigration reform, environmental protections, LGBT rights, opposition to misogyny and patriarchy, with a degree of protesting our president (You should see those signs.).The marchers themselves are the chronological reflection of the marchers of the ‘70s. The grandmothers that I marched with then are replaced with grandfathers now (me).Marchers today have kicked the sign-making up a notch; though I did see this, “War is not healthy for children and other living things.” Remember that? (It was the original logo for Another Mother for Peace, founded in 1967.)The biggest differences are that there are a lot more women marching today and the numbers dwarf any of the anti-war protests of the ‘70s. The biggest similarity is citizens of a representative democracy again exercising their right to peacefully protest in opposition to governmental policies that they don’t agree with to effect change. Come to think of it, that’s how this crazy country of ours began.Paul DonahueNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Puccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

Plenty of potential for future development of Brisbane home

first_img16 Landsborough Pl, Forest Lake.The family, who own a cabinetry making business, have added some special touches to the property.“It’s got some of our work throughout it,” Mrs McPherson said.She said her mum moved from Westlake to Forest Lake 16 years ago. “It was a new build at the time,” Mrs McPherson said. More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019“Mum enjoyed the yard, she liked gardening.” 16 Landsborough Pl, Forest Lake. 16 Landsborough Pl, Forest Lake.A beautifully kept Forest Lake home, once owned by Patricia McPherson’s mum, will be taken to auction later this month. Mrs McPherson’s mum passed away in September and the family have made the decision to sell the three-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 16 Landsborough Place on April 29. 16 Landsborough Pl, Forest Lake.While Mrs McPherson said she had a sentimental attachment to the home, she said she hoped another family would buy it.She said the home offered an exciting opportunity for buyers looking to design downstairs. With the foundations already in place, and only requiring the owner’s design and undertaking, there is plenty of potential for future development.Located in a private cul-de-sac, the property is a short distance to Forest Lake Shopping Centre, schools and public transport.Mrs McPherson said the home had a really warm and welcoming feel to it. “It’s got that homely touch,” she said. 16 Landsborough Pl, Forest Lake.Mrs McPherson said the family worked with the builder to create a reproduction style home. She said the home, on a 640sq m block, looked as good as it did 16 years ago when it was built.“It’s testament to that age, it’s got a timeless style,” she said.“Mum really loved this home, you can see it in the photos.”last_img read more

Lille coach admits to rising tensions over Man Utd target

first_img Loading… Lille boss, Christophe Galtier, has revealed that there is “tension” appearing between midfielder Boubakary Soumare and the Ligue 1 club. “Under these conditions, I therefore decided to work on two other options this week [Cheikh Niasse and Onana). “I found it interesting what Onana could do.” The result left Lille in fourth, two points ahead of fifth-placed Monaco in the French top flight. In other news, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed loan signing Odion Ighalo to impress in his short stint at the club. Ighalo was signed on deadline day from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua to cover for Marcus Rashford’s back injury and Solskjaer has said that he hopes the Nigerian can stake a claim for a permanent deal in the summer. Read Also:Lille set price for Liverpool, Real Madrid target Osimhen The manager said: “If it’s permanent, or if it’s a loan, if you impress as a player, if you impress as a person, if you can help this group improve, of course there’s a chance we’ll look at extending things and signing.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime Soumare, 20, has impressed this season with 29 appearances so far and his form led to interest from across Europe in January, namely the Premier League. Manchester United and Chelsea were heavily linked with a move for the France international, before Newcastle boss Steve Bruce revealed that the Magpies had an almost club-record bid rejected for his services. Soumare was a surprise omission from Lille’s clash with Marseille on Sunday, however, with Galtier opting to give Jean Emile Onana, 20, his Ligue 1 debut. Lille lost 2-1 and as such, Galtier was asked about his reasoning behind keeping Soumare out of the team. The manager told a press conference [via L’Equipe]: “There is a situation at the club that I do not comment on. “In seasons, there can be tension between a player and his club. We’ll settle this internally and find a solution.last_img read more

Moyes starts work at United

first_img Moyes drove into the vast complex in a sponsored Chevrolet at just after 8am, stopping briefly to wait for security barriers to be raised before heading into work. It marks the start of a new era for the Red Devils after Ferguson ended his 26-year tenure in May. Press Association In a sign of the changing nature of life at United, within minutes of Moyes’ arrival the club were confirming another regional partnership – this time with leading Thai telecommunications company True Corporation Plc. As True will be an associate match sponsor for United’s opening tour match against Singha All Stars in Bangkok on July 13 – Moyes’ first in charge – it will be part of a significant day in Red Devils’ history. Before that, Moyes has a few issues to deal with. Although the majority of his players are not due in until Wednesday, it is thought Moyes plans to talk to Wayne Rooney on Tuesday amid speculation the England striker has decided his future lies away from Old Trafford. Moyes would prefer to keep the 27-year-old but if Rooney is set on leaving, it will be interesting to see whether he makes the tour squad when it leaves for the Far East on July 10. It is also assumed the former Everton boss will return to his old club to make another bid for England defender Leighton Baines, which in itself is a heavy hint that Patrice Evra may be destined for Monaco. In addition to Baines, Barcelona midfielder Thiago, PSV’s Dutch international Kevin Strootman and Benfica defender Garay have all been strongly linked with a switch to Old Trafford. center_img David Moyes has arrived at Manchester United’s Carrington training ground to officially begin work as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor.last_img read more

Talented and promising – Makeda Harding a remarkable squash and hockey player

first_imgFIFTEEN-year-old Makeda Harding credits her ability to hold her own under great pressure as the buoy that keeps her afloat when the demands as a student athlete gets just a little too much.It’s a trait that has served the Marian Academy third former well, as she juggles life as a dedicated student, and a national junior squash and hockey player.Harding takes it all in stride by ensuring that she has her plan all mapped out.“The first part of the year I mostly focus on squash, and coming down to the middle is when I have to push more, and then the second half is when I can ease off and play more hockey. Yea, there are some parts of the year when it’s really hard, but I have the ability of being able to cope well under pressure,” the Sports Personality-of-the-Week said.The four-time ‘Most Outstanding Girl’ squash player most recently copped her sixth and seventh national junior title, in just four years, due to her entering in multiple categories of the tournament over the years.Playing in the Girls’ Under-19, Under-17 and Under-15 categories this year, Harding ended with both the Girls Under-17 and Under-15 titles at last month’s Woodpecker Products Ltd Junior National Squash Championships. She finished second in the Under-19.“I like playing in multiple categories, it pushes me more, knowing that I can beat this person or get really close, and it builds my confidence,” Harding noted of her achievements.“I like my accomplishments because I like to use them to build myself against people, people who say I’m not good at anything, or who try to bring me down.”Her most recent squash accolades add to the ‘Most Promising Female Player’ award that she copped in hockey at last year’s GTT National Indoor Championships where she played for her Spartans team.Harding had been involved in hockey since she was 10 years old, encouraged to follow in the footsteps of her sister, Micaela. But it was in late 2011 when she got involved in squash. Makeda started out in a developmental programme held by the Guyana Squash Association (GSA) that offered one-hour training on Saturdays.The keen eyes of national coaches Garfield Wiltshire and Carl Ince picked up that Makeda was just a diamond in the rough, and were eager to see this talent developed.Wiltshire first offered Makeda training outside of the Saturday programme, and before long so did Ince, and she began to grow in the sport, gradually of course, but showed growth nonetheless.By 2013 she made it all the way to a third place finish in the Girls’ Under-13 category at the national junior tournament, and the GSA was confident enough to give her a spot on the national team for the Junior Caribbean Area Squash Association (CASA) Championships, which was held in Trinidad that year.Makeda did not disappoint. Despite finishing only seventh in the Girls’ Under-13 category, she was instrumental in gaining Guyana’s eighth consecutive Girls’ team title, and ninth consecutive overall team title.She’s been a fixture of the national team, at the annual event, ever since, each year improving just a little bit more in the individuals. When she returned in 2014 she was fifth after another year in the Girls’ Under-13 category.In 2015 she was in the Girls’ U-15 category and made her first final, but was cut down by Barbados’ Megan Best, their leading junior Girls’ player. Last year she ended third, after being stopped by Cayman Islands’ Jade Pitcairn in the semis.This year she’s facing another tall order as she enters the Girls’ U-17 category, where Best will again be joining her. Best is now a junior and senior Caribbean champion, after she won the women’s title at Senior CASA last year.last_img read more

NHL, players approve deal to resume season Aug. 1, extend CBA

first_img July 10, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — NHL, players approve deal to resume season Aug. 1, extend CBA. NHL, players approve deal to resume season Aug. 1, extend CBAcenter_img Associated Press last_img

FB : BY A THREAD: SU squeaks out 3-point win after blowing double-digit lead

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on October 7, 2011 at 12:00 pmcenter_img NEW ORLEANS — As Tulane celebrated a game-tying touchdown with less than three minutes left, capping off a 17-point comeback, Ryan Nassib looked on calmly from the sideline.Syracuse had been in this situation multiple times already this year. Three of SU’s first five games went to overtime. And despite some second-half struggles Saturday, the Orange quarterback stayed confident and had only one thing on his mind as he took the field for SU’s final drive.‘It’s time to win,’ Nassib said. ‘It’s time to breathe and focus. It wasn’t our first rodeo. All we had to do is just move the ball, get that first first down and just keep chugging.’In a game that turned completely in Tulane’s favor after halftime, Syracuse’s offense reawakened in the nick of time to pull out a 37-34 win over the Green Wave in front of 23,188 fans in the Louisiana Superdome. Kicker Ross Krautman’s 21-yard field goal as time expired gave SU a win and saved the Orange from what would have been an extremely disappointing loss. The Orange (4-2, 0-1 Big East) offense came out on fire in the first half, scoring on its first four drives, but Tulane (2-4, 1-1 Conference USA) torched the SU defense for more than 300 yards in the first two quarters to keep pace.Tulane clawed back in a second half controlled by defense, but the Syracuse offense came back to life on its final two drives to salvage the win.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘The biggest thought is always the win,’ SU head coach Doug Marrone said. ‘There’s no doubt about it. It’s winning. That’s it.’The game was set up to be a shootout in the opening minutes. Tulane went 80 yards in eight plays to start the game, capped off by a 40-yard touchdown run by Green Wave running back Orleans Darkwa.But it took just 16 seconds for Syracuse to answer. Freshman Jeremiah Kobena returned the ensuing kickoff 79 yards to the Tulane 5-yard line, and Antwon Bailey punched it in on the next play to knot the score 7-7.From there, Syracuse took over for most of the first half, scoring at will on a Tulane defense that gave up 93 points in its previous two games. SU went on to build a 17-point lead on two separate occasions in the first half. Nassib threw two touchdowns and ran for another.But Tulane refused to go away, and the SU defense couldn’t make a stop.‘That is the one thing our kids said, they were going to refuse to lose tonight,’ Tulane head coach Bob Toledo said. ‘They weren’t going to give in to anything. It is like somebody trying to take away your prized possession. You’re going to fight until the bitter end.’The Green Wave scored 10 points in the final three minutes of the first half to head into the locker room down 31-24. But the flow of the game changed completely after the break.Syracuse’s offense stalled in the third quarter, picking up just 14 yards and no first downs. But after allowing 312 yards to Tulane in the first half, the Orange defense also held its ground, limiting the Green Wave to just a field goal in the third.‘We stayed the same but just were more focused,’ cornerback Kevyn Scott said. ‘We got that 17-point lead and we just kind of relaxed. It was like we just took things for granted. We just focused in and locked in and played our game.’Then came the fourth quarter resurgence by the Orange offense. SU moved the chains for the first time in the second half with nine minutes left on a Nassib completion to Van Chew. That sparked a long drive that resulted in a field goal to put SU up 34-27.But as it had done throughout the game, Tulane answered quickly. SU cornerback Keon Lyn fell down on a deep pass down the left sideline, and Green Wave receiver Xavier Rush hauled in a 58-yard pass uncovered and trotted to the end zone to tie the game.‘We got down early, but our team never gave up,’ Rush said. ‘We always thought we could come out here and win.’But that set the stage for Nassib to lead the Orange on the game-winning drive that covered 66 yards on 12 plays and was aided by a pivotal personal foul penalty on Tulane.Syracuse moved into field goal range and drained the clock, calling a timeout with two seconds left at the 4-yard line. Krautman drilled the 21-yard field goal as time expired.‘We’re going home happy,’ Nassib said. ‘I’ve played this game long enough, and I’ve lost enough games to know that a win is not easy to come by.’zjbrown@syr.edulast_img read more

FA Cup 3rd round action continues.

first_imgIn the nights other third round tie Burnley host Spurs, kick off is at 7.45.Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed they’ve agreed a fee for Lukas Podolski with Inter Milan.The forward, who was in Italy to agree personal terms while the Londoners were beating Hull 2-0 in the FA Cup third round, is set to move there on loan. Liverpool hope their resurgence will continue tonight as they go to league two AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup third round.Kick off is at 7.55Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says it will be a big test for his side – especially given the recent news about Steven Gerrard’s departure.last_img

Sabahn Quaye: ‘Any idiot’ can coach Hearts of Oak

first_imgBlack Stars team manager and currently the operations manager of Hearts of Oak,Sabahn Quaye believes ‘any idiot’ can coach the Ghanaian giants because the structures in the club are already set up for success.The Phobians are struggling to name a permanent coach to replaceMohammed Polo which has left them without a trainer since the start of their pre-season training.Talks with ex-Dwarfs coach Prof Mintah to take over the side fell through while Herbert Addo is refusing to accept the offer tabled by the Accra-based giants.Despite the absence of coaches since the start of the pre-season last week, Quaye says the team is working well because the structures for success are already up and running at the club.“Excuse my language, any idiot can coach Hearts of Oak, provided the system is working well with discipline in the team,” Quaye told Kumasi-based Metro FM.“If God says it is Herbert Addo, who should take over as coach of Hearts of Oak, so be it and if he says no, so be it. “All the technical team members from Steve Bugri to me are experienced and if it is Herbert Addo who would be appointed as coach, he is also experienced.“The head coach, although not named officially, has been working hand in hand with Steve Bugri, the assistant coach and is expected to join us next week.”Hearts are secretly embarking on a massive recruitment drive to augment the squad to the challenges ahead.last_img read more

Prime Time comes to Canton

first_imgNEON DEION—Deion Sanders poses with a bust of himself during the induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Aug. 6, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo-Tony Dejak) by Barry WilnerAP Pro Football Writer CANTON, Ohio (AP)—Prime Time has come to Canton—with an extra touch of gold. And a black do-rag.Deion Sanders strutted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night sporting a pair of gold shoes to go with the gold jacket emblematic of the special company he has become a part of. At the end of his riveting acceptance speech, he placed his ubiquitous do-rag on his hall bust.Neon Deion indeed.“This game,” Sanders repeated dozens of times, “this game taught me how to be a man. This game taught me if I get knocked down, I got to get my butt back up.“I always had a rule in life that I would never love anything that couldn’t love me back. It taught me how to be a man, how to get up, how to live in pain. Taught me so much about people, timing, focus, dedication, submitting oneself, sacrificing.“If your dream ain’t bigger than you, there’s a problem with your dream.”Sanders joined Marshall Faulk in entering the hall in their first year of eligibility. Shannon Sharpe, Richard Dent, Chris Hanburger, Les Richter and Ed Sabol also were enshrined before an enthusiastic crowd of 13,300—much lower than the usual turnout. With Sunday’s Hall of Fame game a victim of the 4½-month NFL lockout, Fawcett Stadium was half full.Not that Sanders needs a big audience.The dynamic cornerback and kick returner ran off a list of people who influenced him as smoothly as he ran past opponents, whether running back kicks or interceptions—or even catching passes when he appeared as a wide receiver, or dashing around the bases in the major leagues, including one World Series appearance.He spoke of promising his mother she could stop working in a hospital when he became a success, and of how he created the Prime Time image at Florida State—then turned it into a persona.A Hall of Fame persona.“What separates us is that we expect to be great,” he said. “I expect to be great, I expect to do what had to be done. I expect to make change.”Just as Sharpe expected to change his life as a kid who went to college with two brown grocery bags filled with his belongings.When Sharpe headed to Savannah State, all he heard was how he was destined to fail.“When people told me I’d never make it, I listened to the one person who said I could: me,” Sharpe said.Failure? Sharpe went from a seventh-round draft pick to the most prolific tight end of his time. He won two Super Bowls with Denver and one with Baltimore, and at the time of his retirement in 2003, his 815 career receptions, 10,060 yards and 62 TDs were all NFL records for a tight end. Three times he went over 1,000 yards receiving in a season—almost unheard of for that position. In a 1993 playoff game, Sharpe had 13 catches against Oakland, tying a record.Sharpe patted his bust on the head Saturday before saying, “All these years later, it makes me proud when people call me a self-made man.”In a captivating acceptance speech, Sharpe passionately made a pitch to get his brother, Sterling, who played seven years with the Packers, considered for election to the shrine. Sterling, who introduced his younger brother for induction, wept as Shannon praised him.“I am the only player who has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and am the second-best player in my family,” Sharpe said.“I am so honored. You don’t know what this means for me. This is the fraternity of all fraternities.”Faulk was the running back of running backs for much of his 12-season career.As versatile and dangerous a backfield threat as the NFL has seen, Faulk was voted the NFL’s top offensive player in 1999, 2000 and 2001, and was the NFL’s MVP in 2000. He was the league’s scoring leader in 2000 and ’01, made seven Pro Bowls, and was the first player to gain 2,000 yards from scrimmage in four consecutive years.The second overall draft pick in 1994, when Faulk was offensive rookie of the year, he played five seasons in Indianapolis, then his final seven for St. Louis, helping the Rams to their only Super Bowl victory in 1999.Through tears, Faulk said, “Boy this is pretty special. … I am glad to be a part of it. This is football heaven.“I am a football fan just like all of you,” Faulk told the crowd. “I have always, always been a fan and had an abiding passion and love and respect for this game of football, even when I was a kid selling popcorn in the Superdome because I couldn’t afford a ticket.“It’s tough going from the projects to the penthouse.”Dent was a dynamic pass rusher on one of the NFL’s greatest defenses, the 1985 NFL champions. He was the MVP of that Super Bowl and finished with 137½ career sacks, third all-time when he left the sport.He epitomized the Monsters of the Midway: fast, fierce and intimidating.“Richard was like a guided missile,” Joe Gilliam, Dent’s college coach, said during his introduction.“You must dream and you must be dedicated to something in your life,” added Dent, who asked everyone in the audience to rise in applause for the legendary Gilliam, then thanked dozens of people, including many from the ’85 Bears who also were in the stadium. He saved his highest praise for the late Walter Payton.“When you have dreams, it is very tough to say you can do everything by yourself,” Dent said. “It’s all about other people.”last_img read more