Robinson was right on new head of CIA

first_imgIt’s extremely rare that I can agree with columnist Eugene Robinson, but in the case of his opposition to the nominee for the CIA, I agree that you don’t reward “authors of torture.”Eugene SpicerScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationSchenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff…Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img

It’s hard to fault these homes if you are looking for the perfect home for a tennis fanatic

first_img65 Upper Brookfield Rd, Brookfield. Picture: are high ceilings and the kitchen has timber cabinetry. All of the bedrooms have ensuites and the bathrooms are finished in marble.The home has wraparound sandstone bullnose verandas, timber doors and windows throughout.It is on a 2ha parcel of land and is listed through Benjamin Smith and Kel Goesch of Brisbane Real Estate – Indooroopilly. 65 Upper Brookfield Rd, Brookfield. Picture:’S hard not to get caught up in the excitement as the tennis season hits fever pitch.The Hopman Cup and Brisbane International have both just wrapped up and tennis fanatics are getting ready to settle in with the Australian Open.What better time to check out properties with tennis courts for all those with budding tennis superstars in their households.At 96 Haven Rd, Pullenvale, this five-bedroom home comes with a tennis court and a $4 million price tag. 96 Haven Rd, Pullenvale. Picture: from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by It is a two-storey home with formal and informal living areas. There is a wine cellar and a self-contained office which could potentially be used as a guesthouse.It is listed through Reuben Packer-Hill and Jack Goulmy of McGrath Estate Agents – Paddington.At Hendra, a home at 73 Woodville St has a full-sized tennis court. The five-bedroom, two-level Queenslander is on 1222sq m of land.It has multiple living areas while the kitchen connects to the front veranda and rear deck which overlooks the tennis court. 96 Haven Rd, Pullenvale. Picture: property is described as “resort-style’’ acreage in a secluded bushland setting. As well as a tennis court and swimming pool, there are paddocks and a lake. The home is on 6.4 ha of land which is 14km from the Brisbane CBD.Other outbuildings include a cabana and games rooms. 73 Woodville St, Hendra. Picture: is listed through Amanda Butler and James Campbell of Butler+Co Estate Agents – Ascot.A palatial property at 65 Upper Brookfield Rd, Brookfield, has five-bedrooms, a swimming pool and a flood lit tennis court.The single-level sandstone home has views across the valley and has a formal lounge and dining room with a fireplace.last_img read more

Secretary Thibault Tours JAXPORT

first_imgFlorida Department of Transportation Secretary Kevin Thibault toured the ongoing JAXPORT development projects last week, and also received an update on port growth.The visit, hosted by JAXPORT Chief Executive Officer Eric Green and other port executives, included a look at how the projects – from berth enhancements to Mile Point and harbor deepening – work together to make Jacksonville’s seaport more competitive, bringing jobs and revenue to Northeast Florida.The tour began with a stop at Berths 33 and 34, currently under construction at the SSA Jacksonville Container Terminal at Blount Island. The berths are undergoing $109 million in upgrades to simultaneously accommodate two post-Panamax vessels and six electric 100-gauge container cranes.The group also visited Mile Point, where larger ships can now travel the Jacksonville shipping channel more efficiently, before seeing the site of the Harbor Deepening project, currently under construction.The project will deepen the federal shipping channel to 47 ft., offering the largest container ships calling the U.S. East Coast unobstructed access to the port’s terminals.Harbor deepening is two years ahead of schedule, due in large part to support from the state, as well as strong partnerships at the federal and local levels.last_img read more

Man Utd ready to splash £70m on Premier League star

first_img The attacking ace has been in superb form for Villa this term after inspiring them to promotion last season. United are now determined to take the star to Old Trafford to join January hit Bruno Fernandes in a big rebuild.Mirror Sport understands United are ready to move fast to snap up Grealish, 24, who is set to make his England debut this month.Unlike his previous contract, Grealish’s current Villa deal, which runs until 2023, doesn’t have a buy-out clause.So United know they will have to dig deep for Grealish, who has seven goals and six Premier League assists this term after also helping Villa to the Carabao Cup final.United are long-term admirers after trying to sign Grealish before he penned his first big professional deal on his 17th birthday.Grealish opted to stay loyal to his boyhood club and committed himself in January to help Villa’s battle against relegation.But Grealish could see his £60,000-a-week Villa terms tripled if he went to United, who are on course to play in Europe again next season.A move to United would also suit Grealish’s international dreams where their stable of England stars includes Marcus Rashford, Harry Maguire and Dean Henderson.Villa boss Dean Smith was very cautious when asked about potentially keeping the star ahead of the League Cup final, which they lost 2-1 to Manchester City . Loading… Read Also: Man United beams search light on £145-a-week Bellingham“Staying in this league is probably one of the biggest things that will help us to keep Jack Grealish,” he said.“He wants to play at the highest level and win trophies.”Uncapped Grealish is tipped to win his first England caps this month in friendlies against Italy and Denmark ahead of Euro 2020.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Manchester United are preparing to pay up to £70million to land Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish this summer.Advertisement Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be EnemiesThe Top 9 Oddest Underwater Discoveries No One Can ExplainPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?last_img read more

Lady Trojans Win Against Lady Raiders On Senior Night

first_imgEC Volleyball celebrated senior night tonight. Both the JV and Varsity teams swept S. Ripley in straight sets. Varsity won with the scores of 25-17, 25-6, and 25-19.Tonight was about our seniors. We have six very talented seniors, so when I thought about it, it only made sense to let all six of them play the entire first set by themselves. No subbing. There were no “specialty” players in that first set. It was great to watch and see them put everything they’ve learned over the years together and to do it successfully.In the second set, we went back to our normal lineup. We put everything together very well. In the third set, we played our bench players and let the seniors finish out the last ten points.‘I’m lucky to have the group of seniors that we have. They are all talented, dedicated, hard working athletes. It is a special group. I’m very proud of them tonight.’  EC Coach Cassie Laker.Varsity is now 22-6 on the season.Next up: We return to conference play tomorrow traveling to Franklin County.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.last_img read more

Police Blotter 02-24-20

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Northern Ireland secure Latvia friendly date for November

first_img Press Association Northern Ireland will take on Latvia next month in their first friendly since securing a place at Euro 2016. It may not be a glamour friendly but it is one O’Neill will be hopeful of winning, having never overseen a victory in a non-competitive match. The manager does not anticipate a walkover though. “Latvia will provide us with a good test. They had some impressive results in what was a difficult group. Picking up points against the Czech Republic, Iceland and Turkey away from home is no mean feat,” O’Neill said. “This game is also a chance for us to start building momentum as we prepare for our first-ever appearance at the European Championship finals.” Irish Football Association chief executive Patrick Nelson has called on fans to use the occasion as a celebration for their first major tournament appearance in 30 years. He said: “While the celebrations with more than 2,000 travelling Northern Ireland fans in Helsinki were fantastic, we are hoping this will be an even bigger celebration in Belfast, allowing thousands more fans to say well done to Michael and the team on their incredible success in the qualifying campaign.” center_img Michael O’Neill’s men booked their place in France with a home win over Greece before a draw in Finland guaranteed them top spot in Group F. They will now begin their preparations on November 13 at Windsor Park against a lowly Latvian side who finished bottom of their qualification group despite some decent results on the road. last_img read more

Four-time Olympic gold medallist Biles says doctor sexually abused her

first_imgBy Frank Pingue(REUTERS) – Four-time Olympic gold medallist Simone Biles said yesterday she was sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar, the latest in a list of female athletes to accuse the doctor of misconduct.The 20-year-old American, who was a key member of the U.S. team that won gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, joins a number of top-level gymnasts who have accused Nassar of abuse, including Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney.“I too am one of the many survivors that was sexually abused by Larry Nassar,” Biles, 20, wrote in a letter posted on her Twitter account.“Please believe me when I say it was a lot harder to first speak those words out loud than it is now to put them on paper. There are many reasons that I have been reluctant to share my story, but I know now it is not my fault.”Nassar’s attorney, Matt Newburg, said he had no comment on the latest allegations.Nassar was sentenced last month to 60 years in prison on federal child pornography charges and is set to be sentenced this week in Michigan after pleading guilty to additional counts of criminal sexual conduct related to allegations he assaulted girls under the guise of medical treatment.“It is not normal to receive any type of treatment from a trusted team physician and refer to it horrifyingly as the ‘special’ treatment,” Biles wrote.“This behaviour is completely unacceptable, disgusting, and abusive, especially coming from someone whom I was TOLD to trust.”Biles, who won a record three successive world all around titles before winning four gold medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics, said the alleged incidents left her broken and the more she tried to “shut off the voice in my head the louder it screams”.She has been an elite gymnast since 2011 and after taking a break to enjoy life away from the gym, she is now training and planning to make her return at the U.S. Classic in late July with the goal of competing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.“It is impossibly difficult to relive these experiences and it breaks my heart even more to think that as I work toward my dream of competing in Tokyo 2020, I will have to continually return to the same training facility where I was abused,” wrote Biles.last_img read more

Women’s basketball: Wisconsin’s heroic tournament run ends in 2OT loss to Michigan

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team (15-18, 4-14 Big Ten) battled the fourth-seeded Michigan Wolverines (21-10, 11-7) and suffered a crushing defeat to end their Big Ten tournament run and season.The Wolverines maintained a small lead throughout most of the game. Their lead grew to seven with just 3:50 left in the contest, but Wisconsin’s young tandem of sophomore Niya Beverley and freshman Imani Lewis closed the gap and sent the game to overtime.Women’s basketball: Badgers explode in second half to slay fifth-ranked Ohio StateJust a week ago, the Ohio State Buckeyes (14-14, 10-8 Big Ten) marched into the Kohl Center and handed the Read…Both offenses mustered only five points in the first overtime frame. Lewis converted one of her two attempts at the free throw line to tie the game with three seconds left. Lewis finished the game making just three of her eight tries at the line.In the second overtime, forwards Marsha Howard and Abby Laszewski fouled out within a span of 23 seconds which allowed Michigan’s interior attack to close out the game. Senior Hallie Thome led the charge for the Wolverines with 18 points, seven rebounds and six assists.Beverley finished the game with a team-high 15 points and a career-high 49 minutes. In Wisconsin’s three games in Indianapolis, Beverley spent just three minutes on the bench.As seniors Howard and Kelly Karlis left the floor Friday, their eyes welled up, but their courageous efforts will not be questioned.“When you invest as these two have, it’s going to hurt because they gave everything they had … I love them for that. I love them for how they’ve grown in their time,” Head Coach Jonathan Tsipis said.The Badgers’ historic tournament run rewrote multiple records, with Wisconsin becoming the first 13-seed to win a Big Ten Tournament game since the tournament expanded to 14 teams in 2015.Women’s basketball: Badgers survive, advance over Penn State in Big Ten TournamentIn the first round of the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament, the University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team (14-17, 4-14 Read…But, their performance also lit a fire in the team to return with some confidence next season. Tsipis alluded to the impact Howard and Karlis will have on the group next year and in years to come.“[Karlis and Howard have] helped our program take steps, and I wanted to make sure our underclassmen know how important that is as we’re building the program,” Tsipis said.Wisconsin’s future looks promising despite the departures of Howard and Karlis. Beverley upped her scoring average by three points this year and steadied the Badger offense with her ball handling and court vision. Lewis, who is only a freshman, could be on her way to a historic career at Wisconsin, averaging 12.2 points per game to go along with 7.6 rebounds per game this season.This type of showing at the Big Ten Tournament gives Wisconsin a standard to improve upon and no shortage of passion with Tsipis at the helm.last_img read more

Improved Independence Parade highlights Barbados 52 Independence anniversary

first_imgAn escalated annual Independence Day parade will highlight the celebration of Barbados’ 52nd anniversary on Friday, November 30.This year, as it was on the 50th anniversary in 2016, the parade will be held at the iconic Kensington Oval.Mottley administration first celebrationThis is the first celebration of independence under the Mia Mottley administration which was elected earlier this year, and she intends to make it a memorable event. Planning this year’s celebration, Mottley decided Barbadians would celebrate Independence Day. She decided the annual parade would involve greater participation by people of all walks of life whether watching, attending, or actively participating in the parade.“We Barbados”Entitled “We Barbados”, the parade will travel through Bridgetown onto Heroes Square then to Kensington Oval. The government estimates some 11,000 people will attend the event, including 5,000 school children from across the island.The parade is planned to include over a thousand people, including community groups, sporting and cultural icons, life-sized portraits of national heroes, vendors serving traditional Barbadian items, students taking part in cultural activities and a special guest performance by The General, Edwin Yearwood.More than a paradePrime Minister Mottley said beginning from 8:00 am on Friday, Nov 30 Barbadians at home or abroad will witness via live stream  “more than a parade” in celebration of the country’s 52nd Independence anniversary.Last week, on her Instagram page, Mottley extended ”a personal invitation to all Barbadians to converge on Kensington Oval on Friday, November 30th to celebrate our 52nd anniversary of Independence. This year it will be more than just a parade.”  Following the parade. She’ll present her official national Independence-Day address.The Independence Parade was traditionally held at the Garrison Savannah or in the Bridgetown Port.  History of Barbados independence November 30 commemorates the enactment of the Barbados Independence Act 1966, that granted the island independence from Great Britain.From its history as a British (sugar) Colony from 1627, Barbados secured self-government under the British in 1949.   From 1958 to 1962 Barbados was a member of the West Indies Federation. That Federation collapsed in 1962 with Barbados reverting to self-governing colony status.However, under the leadership of Eric Barrow, Father of the Nation, negotiations commenced in June 1966 for political independence from Britain. Ultimately, the island was granted independence on November 30, 1966, and Barrow became the first prime miinster of the nation.last_img read more