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Trump repeats his cowardly old ways

first_imgCoward Trump strikes again. He was a coward during Vietnam. He would never run toward gunfire to save someone. He has no stomach to fire someone face to face except on reality TV — especially when they are smarter and have more integrity in their little toe than he has in his oversized body. Also, once again the NRA forced him to back down after big talk of not being afraid of them. These are facts, not fake news. Jeffrey DareLathamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesAlbany County warns of COVID increase Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Trump warns Americans of a tough two weeks ahead in coronavirus fight

first_imgDr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who said previously that the pandemic could kill between 100,000 and 200,000 people in the United States, said all efforts were being made to make those numbers lower.”We’re doing everything we can,” he said.The federal guidelines, which now are in place through the end of April, include admonitions to avoid discretionary travel, not visit nursing homes, and practice good hygiene.”There’s no magic bullet. There’s no magic vaccine or therapy. It’s just behaviors: Each of our behaviors translating into something that changes the course of this viral pandemic over the next 30 days,” Birx said.Vice President Mike Pence said the mitigation efforts were having an impact. “We have reason to believe that it’s working,” Pence said of the guidelines. “Do not be discouraged.”Trump said he planned to remain at the White House for the most part over the next 30 days.He added the White House was looking at a possible travel ban for Brazil.After the White House earlier discouraged Americans from wearing masks if they were not sick, the president encouraged the practice on Tuesday, but said people should use scarves so as not to divert supplies from healthcare professionals. President Donald Trump warned Americans on Tuesday of a “painful” two weeks ahead in fighting the coronavirus, with a mounting US death toll that could stretch into the hundreds of thousands even with strict social distancing measures.In perhaps his most somber news conference to date about the pandemic, Trump, who has faced criticism for playing down the threat of the outbreak in its initial phases, urged the population to heed guidance to limit groups to no more than 10 people, work from home and not dine in restaurants or bars.”It’s absolutely critical for the American people to follow the guidelines for the next 30 days. It’s a matter of life and death,” Trump said. White House coronavirus coordinator Deborah Birx displayed charts demonstrating data and modeling that showed an enormous jump in deaths to a range of 100,000 to 240,000 people from the virus in the coming months.That figure was predicated on Americans following mitigation efforts. One of Birx’s charts showed as many as 2.2 million people were projected to die without such measures, a statistic that prompted Trump to ditch a plan he articulated last week to get the US economy moving again by Easter on April 12.The president said the next two weeks would be “very, very painful.” The modeling showed the number of deaths across the nation would escalate and peak roughly around mid-April.”We want Americans to be prepared for the hard days that lie ahead,” Trump said, predicting light at the end of the tunnel after that.center_img Topics :last_img read more

COVID-19: Jokowi allows ‘mudik’, asks community units to monitor potential virus carriers

first_imgThe Jakarta administration, he said, had proposed that 3.6 million people in the capital be included in social safety net programs to help them cope with the economic effects of the city’s social distancing policies. The President himself said he was open to adjusting the dates of the Idul Fitri public holiday in consideration of people who will not be able to return to their hometowns for the annual exodus. With people still allowed to participate in the mudik, Jokowi also instructed authorities at the subdistrict and village level to tighten surveillance, saying that local authorities could also use village funds to act as a local social safety net.“I would like to encourage participation at the community level, be it through neighborhood units [RT] or community units [RW] so that travelers who come back from Greater Jakarta can be given ODP status,” said Jokowi from Bogor Palace, West Java.It is unclear how many people are expected to participate in the annual mudik this year. In 2019, as many as 19.5 million people across Indonesia returned to their hometowns during the exodus. In a previous Cabinet meeting on Monday, Jokowi said there had been indication that people, particularly informal workers in Greater Jakarta, had returned to their hometowns earlier than expected this year as economic activities slowed down after Jakarta declared the outbreak an emergency.The President has insisted that the government will not isolate provinces and cities to fight the COVID-19 outbreak, saying that the central government had chosen large-scale social restrictions as the main strategy to address the pandemic. The decision was made despite calls from public health experts and regional heads for the government to impose a lockdown for “red zone” areas, such as Jakarta, to prevent the disease from spreading further across the island of Java.Topics : Resisting calls from health experts, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will not ban people from leaving Jakarta, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, for Idul Fitri, asking community heads in the regions to quarantine and cater to the needs of the vacationers soon after their arrival. “[The President] underlines that there is no official ban on people from participating in the mudik [exodus] during the 2020 Idul Fitri holiday. The returnees, however, must self-isolate for 14 days and will be given ‘people under observation’ [ODP] status, as per World Health Organization health protocol, and will be monitored by their respective local administrations,” presidential spokesman Fadjroel Rachman said in a statement on Thursday.Speaking in a teleconferenced Cabinet meeting on Thursday, Jokowi said the government had advised people not to go back to their hometowns for Idul Fitri, a tradition locally known as mudik, and had ordered regional heads to find ways to discourage people from traveling.    last_img read more

Arsenal board told Matteo Guendouzi they don’t want to sell him in meeting

first_imgArteta dropped Guendouzi (Picture: Getty)However, Arteta did suggest any player who didn’t come on board with his thinking could leave.‘As I said in the press conference [on Thursday night], whatever internal issues we have we will deal with them privately and I am never going to make any of that public,’ he said.‘All the players that are here, I am counting on them. If they want on the boat, they are more than welcome and that’s always my mindset. More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I am here to help all of them, to improve individually and collectively and that is my job.’Guendouzi was signed by former boss Unai Emery from Lorient and it is not the first time he has clashed with Arteta.The Gunners coach dropped Guendouzi in February after being left unimpressed with his attitude during Arsenal’s warm weather training camp in Dubai.Manchester United are tracking developments at Arsenal, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer interested in signing Guendouzi.Arsenal’s win over the Saints is their first since the Premier League restart and the Gunners take on Sheffield United on Sunday in the FA Cup in their next game.MORE: Mikel Arteta refuses to guarantee Matteo Guendouzi will remain at ArsenalMORE: Willian speaks out on Chelsea future amid transfer interest from Manchester United and ArsenalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Coral BarrySaturday 27 Jun 2020 4:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.7kShares Guendouzi wants out of Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Matteo Guendouzi’s transfer request was immediately turned down by Arsenal chiefs when the midfielder met with the club earlier this week, reports say.Mikel Arteta disciplined Guendouzi for his actions in the defeat to Brighton, where he reportedly taunted opponents through out the game and grabbed Neal Maupay by the throat.The FA declined to take further action against Guendouzi, but Arteta axed the Frenchman completely from the squad that beat Southampton on Thursday.Guendouzi, 21, met with Arsenal chiefs this week to discuss his future and told them he wanted to leave the club.ADVERTISEMENTESPN claim Guendouzi is wary about regular playing time, but he received an immediate no from officials in the room.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe board told Guendouzi they have no intention or desire to sell him and reiterated their feeling that he would become a great player at the Emirates.Arteta was pressed on Guendouzi’s absence after his side’s victory over Southampton, but the Arsenal boss refused to make any concrete statement. Advertisement Comment Arsenal board told Matteo Guendouzi they don’t want to sell him in meetinglast_img read more

Long drive sees single bidder snap up acreage

first_imgThe home at 152-158 Condamine Drive, Logan Village.A BUYER from New South Wales drove 760km to secure his dream home in Logan Village.Ray White Waterford sales agent, Leith Hudson, said 152-158 Condamine Drive sold at auction for $652,500 to the sole registered bidder.“Some of the main players who we thought would come on auction day couldn’t, but we could tell all the way along (the buyer) was the one,” she saidMs Hudson said the buyer decided the eight-and-a-half hour journey from Maitland was worth the effort. 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 2020Inside the home at 152-158 Condamine Drive, Logan Village.She said interest leading up to the auction saw prospects come from near and far.“We did see a few people coming from interstate,” Ms Hudson said.The lowset house on 1.21 hectares had plenty of tempting features including fireplace, air conditioning, work shed and fenced yards.“It had that combination of a beautiful flat block with a four-year-old immaculately presented home,” Ms Hudson said.The local agent said recent market activity had been positive.“We’re finding that October is really on fire. We’re hoping to keep it up for that unpredictability just before Christmas,” she said.last_img read more

Giant skate bowl home sold for millions

first_img Ex Billabong head’s controversial mansion sells for record price Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Justyn Wood and Susan Chenoweth sold their luxury home in Hamilton that has a skate bowl in the middle of a living room. Picture: Adam HeadThe epic Brisbane home that went viral because of its giant skate bowl in the living room has sold – and you’ll never guess what the new owners plan to do with it.Industry sources say the property fetched close to its advertised listing price that was looking for offers over $2.375m. MORE: Where house prices fell most amid COVID-19center_img Riley Wood, 11, will have to say goodbye to the skate bowl now that his father, Justyn Wood, has sold the home. Picture: Adam Head.Despite the home’s unique selling point, skaters will be devastated to hear the property ended up selling to a local family with little interest in the actual skate bowl itself.Selling agent Drew Davies of Place Estate Agents had been swamped with enquiries for the house, including from professional skateboarders around the world.“They purchased it because they think that pocket of Hamilton … is so quiet, so peaceful —and the size of the block and home,” Mr Davies said.“The might keep it (the skate bowl), they might not.” The multistorey family home is located at 32 Joynt Street in Hamilton.Mr Davies said the home attracted multiple offers and interest from Olympic skateboarders, a local coffee entrepreneur and young dads keen to live out their teenage dreams.“There was far more interest than expected from people who actually wanted it for the skate bowl,” he said.The three-level house at 32 Joynt St, Hamilton, has been one of Australia’s most popular properties on because of the custom-made skate bowl next to the downstairs kitchen.The house was built by former owner Robert Lewers, who founded many of Brisbane’s skate parks. The unique home has a classic facade. Inside the home has a timeless feel.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours agoThe previous owner, Justyn Wood, said the skate bowl was one of the reasons he bought the house seven years ago.“I’ve got two boys and I could just see that they would love having it,” Mr Wood said. “It takes up a fair bit of the basement level and it’s a real fun zone for kids. “It’s soundproof from the rest of the house so they can make all the noise they want down there.” The skate bowl in the basement level is soundproof so entertaining in other parts of the home is not an issue while the kids are having fun skating.American professional skateboarder Tom Schaar even used in it when he last toured Australia.Aside from the skate bowl, there is plenty to keep regular homeowners happy, including a parents’ retreat, indoor/outdoor entertaining space and walk-in wardrobes.There are also six bedrooms, three bathrooms, two carparking spaces and the property is situated just four kilometres from the CBD of Brisbane.Families can use the entire basement level as a ‘kids’ area’, as it features a spacious bedroom with built in robe, ensuite and kitchenette all with direct access to the patio and pool. Record $6.6 million sale for Gold Coast mansionlast_img read more

ThayerMahan and Geo SubSea team up to provide seabed survey services

first_imgGeo SubSea has extensive offshore surveying experience covering multiple marine survey and marine science fields. The company has offshore wind experience and significant experience with high resolution surficial and subsurface sonar data manipulation, interpretation and reporting. Geo SubSea pesident, Jeff Gardner added, “We are very excited about this collaboration as we have been promoting the use of advanced surface and undersea technology for years in the offshore wind industry, and it is now coming of age as a force multiplier in a number of maritime sectors as well as becoming more cost-effective. This technology combined with Geo SubSea’s extensive offshore survey experience in marine geophysics, geotechnical, and environmental disciplines, as well as our post-survey technical capabilities that support all aspects of data analysis and product development, are a perfect complement to the ThayerMahan team. The fact that both companies are headquartered in Connecticut is a testament to the state’s leadership role in the advancement of marine science and technology in support of renewable energy locally, regionally, and globally.” ThayerMahan CEO Mike Connor said, “ThayerMahan is bringing best-in-class seabed imaging technology to customers in government, industry, and academia that provides a very efficient way to image and map the ocean floor and undersea infrastructure. We are proud to be partnering with Geo SubSea because they are experts in turning seabed monitoring technology into the products needed to ensure safe and efficient seabed development. Together, we will provide the next generation in maritime geophysics and ocean engineering support.” ThayerMahan has signed a partnering agreement with Geo SubSea to expand portfolio of seabed surveying capabilities and services which will be provided to the offshore wind industry, offshore oil and gas and US Government customers. Founded to promote the use of unmanned autonomous systems for the U.S. Navy and other government entities, ThayerMahan provides high-speed, large swath, precision, low-cost seabed surveys from vessels -large and small. ThayerMahan also operates and deploys the SeaScout system, a synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) imaging and survey suite.last_img read more

Barcelona legend Xavi makes €1m COVID-19 donation

first_imgFormer Barcelona midfielder Xavi has donated €1M to a Catalan hospital as part of the ongoing battle against the Covid 19 virus in Spain.Advertisement The pair have released a video via the clinic’s official Twitter account, providing details of what their donation will be used for.“With this donation, the hospital will receive equipment for patients and healthcare staff.“Join the Coronavirus response, enter hospital’s website and make a donation, together we can come out of this ahead.”The ex Spanish international has joined a growing number of La Liga and Spanish footballers to make charitable donations to the fight against the virus in recent weeks.Xavi’s former coach at the Camp Nou, Pep Guardiola, has donated to the Catalan health authorities, with skipper Lionel Messi, Rafinha and Thiago Alcantara also donating money. Xavi, and wife Nuria Cunillera, have made the donation to the Hospital Clinico de Barcelona, following a fundraising campaign launched by the clinic. Read Also: Barcelona ‘promise’ 2020 move for NeymarThe 40-year old, who is currently in charge of Qatari club Al Sadd has also hinted in recent weeks he would like to return as Barcelona manager in the future.The club have also confirmed players will be taking a 70% wage cut to support the payment of wages to non playing club staff.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…last_img read more

‘Shabu’ worth P200K seized

first_imgEspino and Solis were apprehended forselling suspected shabu to an undercover officer for P500 on Nov. 11, thereport added. The 23-year-old Mark Justin Espino and27-year-old Jim Morrisson Solis yielded the suspected illegal drugs, a policereport showed. Bacolod City – Eight sachets of suspected shabu valued at around P200,000were seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Mansilingan.center_img The suspects were detained in thelockup cell of Police Station 7, facing charges for violation of Republic Act9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img read more

Rangers FC confirm death of ex-Green Eagles player

first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking FIFA ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th Omeruo welcomes second child The Management of Rangers International FC of Enugu has confirmed the death of Nigeria’s ex-Green Eagles and former Rangers’ player, Arthur Madueme. The Media Officer of the club, Norbert Okoli, gave the confirmation to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Enugu. Okoli said Madueme died at the weekend during a brief illness. “It was a great loss to the Rangers International big family,” Okoli said. NAN reports that Madueme, whose death came just four months after the demise of his wife, also played for Shooting Stars of Ibadan and BCC Lions of Gboko. Arthur Madueme, fondly called Arthur Belly, was a former midfield maestro of the Green Eagles of Nigeria and other national club sides he played for.Tags: Arthur MaduemeGreen EaglesNorbert OkoliRangers FCSuper Eagleslast_img read more