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first_imgThe March 13 headline on page A2 of The Gazette’s edition from the Washington Post article by Marwa Eltagouri reads – “Married Iowa lawmaker quits after video shows him kissing woman.” First of all, I knew that it would be a Republican lawmaker because if it were a Democrat, the story would never be written. The other thing of note, if you read the story, it was the woman (a lobbyist) who “leans over and begins kissing Dix” (the lawmaker). Was this a set-up? I’ll let the reader decide.LOU MOSHERAmsterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:Three seniors who started as seventh-graders providing veteran experience for Amsterdam golfEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

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first_imgRio Ferdinand delivers verdict on Chelsea and Arsenal transfer target Houssem Aouar Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 19 Aug 2020 10:03 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.7kShares Advertisement “The confidence is what exudes out of this boy.”“He’s the heart of that midfield. If he has a good day they have a chance.”Houssem Aouar is on the lips of @GaryLineker, @rioferdy5 and Owen Hargreaves. It’s clear to see why! 🤩#Club2020 pic.twitter.com/fd8euz3IHB— Football on BT Sport #Club2020 (@btsportfootball) August 19, 2020center_img Advertisement ‘He’s a fabulous player to watch. He drives past people and then it’s about decision-making and the timing of the pass.‘He has it all. He reminds me of [former Arsenal and Manchester City star] Samir Nasri at times.‘He’s someone who can be a top player at one of the top clubs in Europe.’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 CityFormer Premier League star Owen Hargreaves added: ‘Rio is right. He’s their best player, their most gifted player.‘To get nine goals and nine assists at 22… Everything he does is class. A lot of young players look like they’re rushing but he’s just calm and so good in possession.‘He’s the heart of that midfield.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: PSG defender Thiago Silva offered to Chelsea on free transferMORE: Arsenal winning race to sign Man Utd target Gabriel from Lille Rio Ferdinand has rated Chelsea and Arsenal transfer target Houssem Aouar (Picture: Getty / BT Sport)Rio Ferdinand has offered a glowing endorsement of Chelsea and Arsenal transfer target Houssem Aouar and described the Lyon midfielder as ‘fabulous’.Aouar has developed into a key player for Lyon, making 136 appearances for the French club and scoring nine goals this season.The 22-year-old’s performances have caught the attention of a number of clubs and reports say Premier League rivals Chelsea and Arsenal are both considering moves.Speaking before Lyon suffered a 3-0 defeat to Bayern Munich in the semi-finals of the Champions League, former Manchester United and England defender Ferdinand told BT Sport: ‘He [Aouar] provides the creativity in this team.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘A kid so young but he’s relied upon so much. That shows the belief they’ve got in him and the belief he has in himself.‘You see his imagination and the pictures he creates and sees on the pitch, the vision and the tactical awareness. The confidence is what exudes out of this boy.last_img read more

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first_img July 03, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Gov. Wolf Reminds Pennsylvanians: ‘Masks are Mandatory’center_img Press Release,  Public Health “Masks are mandatory when leaving the home,” Governor Tom Wolf reminded Pennsylvanians today.“Especially as we are beginning a long Fourth of July weekend, it’s critical that everyone remember that masks are mandatory and must be worn when leaving your home,” Wolf said. “This virus is not gone, and mask-wearing is a required mitigation effort that we know works to stop its spread.”Sec. of Health Dr. Rachel Levine signed an order mandating mask-wearing on Wednesday. It remains in effect.FAQs on the mask-wearing order can be found here.Ver esta página en español.last_img

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first_imgThe home at 90 Seaville Ave, ScarboroughSTROLL to the ocean from this Scarborough family home … or stay in and entertain by the pool.The property at 90 Seaville Ave has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and multiple outdoor areas spread across two levels. Owner Jen Wicken-Woods said the coastal location was second to none. “You’re close to the water, close to restaurants and close to the shops,” she said. “Scarborough is very community-minded and it’s such a beautiful place to live.” On the ground floor of the home there is a lounge room, two bedrooms with built-in robes, a bathroom and a laundry. The outdoor area at 90 Seaville Ave, ScarboroughThe remaining bedroom has built-in robes and there is also a toilet on this level. Outside, on the other side of the pool there is a shed that has been converted into a guest retreat with a private Bali hut. The property has off-street parking for the boat or trailer, split-system airconditioning in the master bedroom and living areas and a double lockup garage with remote access.There are also security screens throughout, solar power, timber blinds and shutters, and an electric entry gate. The home is being marketed by Jodie Shipway from RealWay Property Consultants Redcliffe for offers over $789,000. The home at 90 Seaville Ave, ScarboroughMore from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The lounge room opens to the poolside entertaining area, which is Ms Wicken-Woods’ favourite space in the home. “You have everything you need out there — the TV, lounge, outdoor kitchen, barbecue and the pool,” she said. “We have a lot of family gatherings out there, the home is perfect for someone who is very family orientated.”Upstairs there is an open-plan lounge and kitchen area which opens to the front deck.The master bedroom has a walk-in robe, private balcony and an ensuite with bathtub and double basins.last_img read more

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first_imgSurely, you can never go wrong with a water slide.“The huge covered deck overlooks the large picturesque dam and jetty surrounded by a variety of pine and native trees and stocked with silver perch. The (10 megalitres) dam is also a playground for a variety of birdlife. “On a separate level is a self-contained granny flat, large garage and workshop and storage room.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:21Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:21 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 Rate1xFullscreenFunniest open home inspections02:22 On one side it could be any up-market suburb in Australia. Loads of room and high ceilings are a dream for the city.“The dam has a heritage irrigation engine (working) and pump. There is a large equipment shed and an area for animal stables and yards. The road leading to the top of the property has stunning views across The Gap.” And then all this is awesomeness unfolds in the back of the property.You may need a moment to appreciate the sheer awesomeness this home has.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours ago“The main residence which has been specially designed for winter sun and summer shade is built over two levels and comprises of six bedrooms, including a large master suite, four bathrooms, extra large living areas which flow out to covered outdoor entertaining areas, plunge pool with water slide and a 15-metre lap pool.” The property is just 20 minutes from the Brisbane CBD.THIS may be the ultimate Millennial home, with its own avocado orchard and water slide, 20 minutes to the CBD — plus the main house transforms into three homes.The 16-acre property is so bedazzled with features, it’s like Millennial dreams have died and gone to The Gap — a Brisbane suburb located under half an hour from the CBD.The ace up its sleeve is that the property — known originally as Dillon Farm — has a neat little trick that can make having friends over an absolute breeze: The main residence can be partitioned off and transformed into three, according to agent Graham Symes.center_img The main residence can be transformed into three different homes — perfect for having guests over.It also has its own 5kw solar system, two solar hot water systems, town water, a system to recycle water to the citrus, mango, olive, macadamia and avo orchards and reticulated dam water.As if that’s not enough, the property has documentation from The Gap Historical Society tracking its rich history — and it has an active creek running through it. One in five expect to rent for life QLD home tops national list Experts tip QLD to lead national housing market “The home can be separated into three accommodation units if required,” were his exact words. Did someone say party house/sleepover? Mind-blowing space when you consider what the neighbours have.Imagine six cows with their own stables and mega pantry, okay, it’s their hay shed. Anyone else smelling the whole milk pumpkin latte with double cream?Tenders for the property close at 5pm on July 27. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

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first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, is conducting an industry day to discuss potential upcoming pipeline dredging contracts within the District.According to the Corps, the purpose of this meeting is to discuss future projects in an attempt to partner and communicate openly with the dredging industry early with the intent to have a better contract.The projects being discussed are Chinook Channel, Garibaldi Boat Basin Entrance, Depoe Bay, South Beach Marina at Yaquina Bay, Bandon Boat Basin, and Rogue River Turning Basin and Entrance to Boat Basin.The above mentioned project include:The dredging at Chinook Channel, approx 150,000 cubic yards, will include beach nourishment on East Sand Island. The purpose of this project is erosion control and payment will be based on placement;The dredging at Garibaldi, approx 45,000 cubic yards, will be in-water placement with tidal restrictions;The dredging at Depoe Bay, approx 25,000 cubic yards, will include dredging with surf zone placement, and excavating and trucking material from the check dam;The dredging at South Beach Marina, approx 25,000 cubic yards, will be upland placement;The dredging at Bandon Boat Basin, approx 9,000 cubic yards, will be in-water placement with tidal restrictions;The dredging at Rogue River, approx 80,000 cubic yards, includes both upland placement at a rehandle location, and surfzone placement.The industry day meeting will be held on May 23, 2017 from 10:30 AM until 11:30 AM at the Block 300 Building in Portland, Oregon.[mappress mapid=”24041″]last_img read more

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first_imgThe latest disaster at the Brazilian mine Córrego de Feijão is likely to reduce Capesize demand by some 35-40 vessels in 2019, according to UK-based shipping consultancy Drewry.To remind, the breach of the upstream Dam I of the Brumadinho-based mine occurred in the early afternoon of January 25, 2019, releasing a tsunami of toxic mud that swept across the area damaging buildings and trapping hundreds of people.Based on the latest information from Vale, operator of the mine, 99 fatalities have been confirmed as a result of the dam collapse, 67 of which have been identified, while 259 remain missing. A total of 393 people have been found, and 192 rescued.Drewry anticipates that the collapse of the dam will hurt Vale’s iron ore production from Minas Gerais in Brazil if the Brazilian government does not allow Vale to compensate the loss by increasing production at its other mines.“While Vale wants to increase production at its other mines to compensate for the loss of the 40 million tonnes, a furious Brazilian government is unlikely to permit the company to increase operations in the near term. Allowing Vale to do so will only add to public resentment against both the company as well as the Brazilian government,” Rahul Sharan, Drewry’s lead analyst for dry bulk shipping, explained.This is in particular due to the fact that this is the second incident in less than four years.In November 2015, at Mariana, there was another disaster when a dam using the same old technology collapsed. After much criticism, Vale decided to decommission nine of its upstream dams and the process is still underway. But following the current disaster, Vale has decided to decommission all of the remaining 10 upstream dams as well. As of today, 40 million tonnes of iron ore production associated with the dams will be decommissioned, Drewry’s data shows.As a result, Sharan expects that the loss of 40 million tonnes of iron ore on the Brazil-China route will leave an equivalent of 55-60 Capesizes unemployed, but will provide employment for some 20 Capesizes on the Australia-China route.Australia’s port Hedland is 3,524 nautical miles away from Qingdao while the Brazilian port Itaqui, which ships most of the iron ore from Feijao, is 11,979 nautical miles from Qingdao.In a year, one Capesize vessel ships two million tonnes of iron ore from Hedland to Qingdao, while the same vessel ships just 0.7 million tonnes in a year from Itaqui to Qingdao. Therefore, at 12 knots, it takes 30 days for a Capesize vessel to complete a round voyage between Hedland and Qingdao while it takes 85 days for it to complete a round voyage between Itaqui and Qingdao, Drewry’s data shows.In the meantime, most of the iron ore produced at the affected mines is sold on a spot basis and exported to Asia.Replacing the 40 million tonnes will be difficult for any exporter (India, South Africa and Canada) other than Australia.India for example will find it difficult to increase iron ore exports as its domestic demand has been on the rise and the country is fast becoming a major iron ore importer.Elsewhere, South African mines are struggling with rail/road logistic issues to transport iron ore to ports. The country’s iron ore exports declined in 2018, similar to those of India. Likewise, Canada’s exports of iron ore to Asia have been low, and have grown by less than two million tonnes annually over the past five years, Sharan pointed out.“As these three major exporters of iron ore are unlikely to be able to compensate for Vale’s loss of production, Australia will most probably gain from Vale’s loss of exports. However, due to voyage distances a sharp decline in Capesize tonne miles is on the cards,” he concluded.Vale’s CEO Fabio Schvartsman has proposed to Brazil’s Attorney General Raquel Dodge in Brasilia for the company to pay extrajudicial compensation to victims and family members of those affected by the dam breach.According to Schvartsman, payments would be made as soon as the company signs the extrajudicial agreement with the relevant authorities.“We are prepared to waive the lawsuits to expedite an agreement with the authorities of the State of Minas Gerais, so Vale can proceed immediately with the indemnification process,” he said.Vale’s CEO also stated that the company is committed to repairing the environmental damages caused by the dam breach, but, that the main focus at the moment is on responding to the people affected by the incident.last_img read more

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first_imgNZ Herald 1 November 2018Family First Comment: Family First director Bob McCoskrie, who revealed the ministry’s decision not to publish the latest statistics today, said the statistical uncertainty made the targets “meaningless”. “We are trying to solve a problem that we are struggling to define,” he said. “If we can’t identify the actual issue with accuracy and certainty, then it makes it very difficult to determine solutions to a problem when you can’t actually specify it.”Child poverty rates for the past two years have been wiped because of a survey mishap, just as targets for reducing the rates are about to become law.The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has decided not to publish child poverty rates for 2016 or 2017, saying there appear to have been unusually low response rates by low-income households with children which have skewed the results.The decision comes as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s signature Child Poverty Reduction Bill, which requires the Government to set targets to reduce the child poverty rate, passed its second reading in Parliament today.The bill has been endorsed by the National Party, making it certain to pass into law.Family First director Bob McCoskrie, who revealed the ministry’s decision not to publish the latest statistics today, said the statistical uncertainty made the targets “meaningless”.“We are trying to solve a problem that we are struggling to define,” he said.“If we can’t identify the actual issue with accuracy and certainty, then it makes it very difficult to determine solutions to a problem when you can’t actually specify it.”READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12152641last_img read more

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first_imgLocalNews Twenty Calypsonians to compete in Semi Finals by: – January 23, 2012 Share 40 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Jamal “Black Diamond” Lloyd. SEE PHOTO GALLERY BELOWTwenty Calypsonians have been selected by a panel of seven judges to move on to the semi final round of the Dominica Calypso Association’s 2012 Calypso season.The Association hosted the quarter finals on Saturday at the Newtown Savannah in Roseau which was crowded with Calypso fans and patrons from across the island.Thirty-three competitors participated in the competition and although the judges had to select twenty Calypsonians to advance to the second round, a few of the competitors made the judges work much easier by forgetting their lyrics.Richard “Beno” Christmas with his song entitled “Gangstar King”; a favorite of many Calypso patrons disappointed his fans when he repeated one of his verses which is an automatic disqualification. Abel “Checko” Jno. BaptisteTwo rookies to the competition; Abel “Checko” Jno. Baptiste sang “AM/PM and Jamal “Black Diamond” Lloyd” sang “Pit Toilet” thrilled the crowd and showed no signs of nervousness whilst on stage.The other semi-finalists are; Raymond “Vigilante” Vigilant, Derick “Hunter” St. Rose, Victor “Comforter” Bique, Juslyn “Jamma B” Charles, Webster “Webb” Marie, Daryl “The Bobb” Bobb, Steve “Triumph” Williams, Dave “Soul Puss” Pascal, Cecil “Checker” Burnette, Davidson “Observer” Victor, Julian “Picky” Lockhart, Dennison “Dice” Joseph, Derrick “Mighty Logars” St. Ville, Murphy “Sye” Jno. Jules, Gregory “Karessah” Riviere, Val “Young Bull” Cuffy, Andrew “Scrunter” Bazil, Joey “Explosion” Lloyd and Peter “Peter Pros” Prosper.The Semi-Final round is carded for the 4th of February, 2012 at the Newtown Savannah.[nggallery id = 120]Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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first_img Lionel Messi is among those who is most frustrated with how Barca are doing as a club and has threatened to the board to leave at the end of this season if his demands go unfulfilled. Firstly, Messi has asked for Valverde’s exit on an immediate basis. That said, he does not see Xavi as an ideal candidate for the longer term and wants Koeman to be the coach. With that said, Messi has once again emphasized the need of signings for the club, especially in the attacking department where some players are struggling and others are bearing responsibilities on their shoulders in spite of reaching the final stages of their careers. Neymar and Lautaro Martinez are the two players wanted by Messi at the Camp Nou. read also:Guardiola reacts to Aguero record with Messi comparison Finally, he has told the club to get rid of deadweight or players who may spoil the decorum next season. Ousmane Dembele does not seem to be having a future with Barcelona and so, Messi has asked him to be transfer listed. Also, Carles Perez will be sent out on loan but Antione Griezmann will stay after improving in the recent weeks. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Lionel Messi has every right to be dejected and fed up of Barcelona, and he has now posted an ultimatum in front of the club after persistent problems. Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Best Cars Of All Time8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthReal World Archaeological Finds That Would Stump Indiana JonesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Boys Deserve More Than Action-Hero Role ModelsA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth Loading… Barcelona lost out on their chance to get 2020 off to a flyer after suffering a defeat at the hands of Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup’s semi-final last week. More than anything, it was a lapse of concentration and tactical failure from the Blaugrana with Ernesto Valverde once again being blamed for the debacle. However, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez were quick to put the Barca manager behind their backs and insisted that the loss was only their responsibility. Diario GOL has reported that there is a lot more cooking behind the scenes and nobody really is happy within the dressing room with the kind of job that Valverde is doing.Advertisementlast_img read more

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