Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),Where was Tom Reed during all the summer protest? There are 100’s of his colleagues calling them peaceful as literally cops were being attacked, police vehicles were being set on fire, businesses broken into , burned down. Where were you then TOM REED? I personally don’t know anyone whom will ever vote Republican again….. YOU ARE SWAMPRemember, dictators don’t get censored, Dictators are the ones who do the censoring. Currently Amazon is petitioning for a Pentagon Defense Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract. Do we really want Amazon to have this much power?,Trump SHOULD ALSO BE CHARGED for ALL the foreign wars he put us into…. WWIII, Trump was definitely against bringing Our Troops Home… He kept saying it, and all that Peace in the Middle East… Who would want that??Send all our children out for foreign wars, Congress & the Senate are our RULERS,“Could damage the integrity of our system of justice” what a crock of Bullshit, Trump has damaged our system of Democracy, an attempted coup, Capital insurrection. None of that matters? He belongs in our Justice system as an inmate. Trump paid 750 dollars in taxes for two out of twelve years, I pay more income taxes in a year than he paid for in twelve years and he put his name on the stimulus check, what a joke. It cost approx. 6.4 million a year for his golfing trips, it cost $650 per night per person with him for a room at his golf courses on his golf trips, now do you understand why he doesn’t want to step down?,I am glad we can ALL finally agree, that Rioting is wrong, where were you all summer?Glad your finally aboard,,Republican Rep. Tom Reed in an op/ed published Monday evening in The New York Times backed censuring President Donald Trump over impeaching him during his final days in office. But Reed, a lawmaker from New York’s Southern Tier region, also opened the door to barring Trump from holding federal office again in the future.“Such options include censure, criminal proceedings and actions under the 14th Amendment, after a complete and thorough investigation into the events leading up to the assault on the Capitol,” Reed wrote in the op/ed. “I intend to join with my House colleagues in the introduction of a censure resolution Tuesday to ensure accountability occurs without delay for the events of Jan. 6. We must also look at alternatives that could allow Congress to bar Mr. Trump from holding federal office in the future.” WASHINGTON – Congressman Tom Reed is calling for President Donald Trump to face justice following last week’s violence at the U.S. Capitol, yet, believes the leader shouldn’t be impeached.In an op-ed published in the New York Times on Monday, the Republican says there is inadequate time to reasonably investigate, present and debate articles of impeachment against the President.“All responsible parties, including President Trump, must face justice. Yet, the manner in which President Trump and others are held accountable is a difficult question that demands more scrutiny,” said Reed. “If our leaders make the wrong decision in how to hold him accountable, it could damage the integrity of our system of justice, further fan the flames of division, and disillusion millions of Americans ─ all while failing to accomplish anything.”The Representative says while the president’s words were unwise, intemperate and wrong, they may not qualify as incitement. He says the House’s article of impeachment a “Incitement of Insurrection” is an impeachable offense.“A snap impeachment will undoubtedly fuel the divisions between our citizens at a time when the wounds of Jan. 6 are still raw,” Reed furthered. “With the start of a new administration and a new Congress, there is a real opportunity to build bridges and unite the American people around our shared values.”Reed says a “too-quick” impeachment will not suddenly change the minds of millions of Americans who still do not recognize the election of President-elect Biden as legitimate.He believes rushed proceedings will be seen as validating the view that impeachment is part of a multiyear campaign to delegitimize Mr. Trump’s 2016 election.Democratic lawmakers in the House of Representatives introduced a single charge of impeachment on Monday against the President.The Democratic-controlled House is expected to take up the matter Wednesday after calling on Vice President Mike Pence to start the U.S. Constitution’s 25th Amendment process of removing Trump from office.That resolution is expected to pass, but Pence is unlikely to act.Read the full op-ed by clicking here.
To help landscapers better estimate the costs of their jobs and make better bids, the University of Georgia is holding a workshop March 11-12 in Athens, Ga.Specialists with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will discuss landscape installation, maintenance and software programs they’ve developed to make running a landscape business easier.Participants will learn how to use Excel-based cost estimating and bidding spreadsheets. Day one will focus on estimating landscape installation costs using Hort Scape software. Day two will focus on estimating landscape maintenance costs using Hort Management software. The daylong workshops will start at 8:30 a.m. each day in Conner Hall room 202 on the UGA Athens campus.The cost is $150 for both days or $100 for either day. The fee includes breaks, lunch, handouts and copies of the software. For more information, call (706) 542-2861 or visit the Web site www.hort.uga.edu/extension/programs/CEJBW/index.html.
Several years ago I lost a race by 11 seconds. It was a trail half marathon, and I thought I was in third place, so when a woman came sprinting by me about a quarter of a mile before the finish, I wasn’t particularly motivated to try to stay in front of her. It turned out, though, that the two girls who had been in first and second place were only there because they had taken a shortcut. They got disqualified, I was bumped up to second place, and the woman who sprinted past me just before the finish was the winner. If this doesn’t sound like a big deal, keep in mind that the prize for first place was a free night in a luxury ski lodge. The prize for second place was…a t-shirt.I wear that t-shirt often when I race, to remind myself of the lesson I learned about always giving 100 percent on the basis that you truly never know what will happen until the race is over. And I thought I had a solid grasp on that lesson—until this past weekend at the Mystery Mountain 12 Mile.Mystery Mountain is a fantastic race in the north Georgia mountains. It’s a loop course of technical, hilly singletrack trails. The race is extremely well organized, the volunteers are great, and there’s a great post-race atmosphere complete with a delicious lunch. If you’ve never run the race, it’s definitely worth putting on your calendar for next year.Normally I don’t set particularly aggressive goals for myself, but this time was different: I wanted to win, and I wanted to beat the women’s course record of 1:50. No pressure, right?! But I had won the race last time I did it, and I knew that while I had been five minutes off the course record then, I’m much faster now than I was at that time.Race day brought perfect weather (cool and cloudy), though the rocks on the trail were still very wet and slippery from the previous day’s rain. I normally run longer distance races, so the speed of a 12-miler was a bit of a shock to the system at the start of the race, but it didn’t take long before I started feeling comfortable and enjoying the hard work. I forced myself to be disciplined and to stick to the heart rate that I wanted to run at, even when another girl, Elizabeth, took the lead about a mile in. With the tight switchbacks and dense tree cover, GPS watches aren’t very accurate on this trail, so instead I was relying on heart rate and planned time splits for the aid stations to tell me whether or not I was on pace. I trailed Elizabeth at maybe 20 yards back for the majority of miles two and three. We hit the aid station at mile 3.5 exactly on pace for 1:50, and I felt like I was being conservative enough to keep up that pace for the next nine miles.One of the mysteries of Mystery Mountain, though, is how the course manages to be uphill on the way up the mountain but also uphill on the way back down the mountain! The race hits the top of the mountain around mile 4.5, and I pulled into the lead on the following downhill. But the course immediately goes back up another large hill, and then another, and then another…by mile 7, I could feel my pace lagging. I gave myself a stern lecture and picked it up a bit, but I still arrived at the mile 8 aid station over a minute behind schedule. This was not good at all, since miles 9 to 11 are very hilly and technical, and I knew I would have a hard time making up the extra minute on that terrain.When I hit mile 11, I was still in the lead but also about a minute and a half behind course record pace. There was no way I was going to make up that much time in just a mile, so although I kept pushing myself right to the finish. I didn’t quite work up the motivation for an all-out finishing sprint.When I got to the finish line, though, I learned I’d missed the course record by only 30 seconds. I finally realized what had happened: just like I normally do in ultramarathons, I’d pressed the start button on my watch when we were about to start the race, before the start gun actually went off. I do this in ultras because in a long race a few seconds generally don’t matter, and this way I can avoid forgetting to start my watch at all, which I’ve often done. But at Mystery Mountain, starting my watch early (and then forgetting that I’d done it) left me unaware that I was 30 rather than 90 seconds off the course record. Could I have gone 30 seconds faster? Maybe, maybe not! It would have been tough, but it also might have been possible. It was certainly a reinforcement of the lesson I thought I had learned several years ago at that trail half marathon—you never know what will happen, so keep trying until it’s truly over. I know I will be a repeat visitor to Mystery Mountain to try to get those 30 seconds back!
Mi Notebook 14 e-Learning Edition has been launched in India as a cheaper variant of the Mi Notebook 14. Apart from the pricing, the two laptops differ in the departments of processor, GPU, and onboard storage capacity. Keeping the ongoing pandemic in mind, Xiaomi is promoting the new laptop as a worthy companion for online learning and working from home, at a pocket-friendly price. Mi Notebook 14 e-Learning Edition is powered by a 10th-generation Intel Core i3 processor, coupled with 8GB RAM. Unlike the original Notebook 14 that comes with a bundled webcam, the new edition comes with an inbuilt HD webcam.Mi Notebook 14 e-Learning Edition price in India, availabilityMi Notebook 14 e-Learning Edition is priced at Rs. 34,999 in India. It is offered in a single 8GB + 256GB storage configuration and a single silver colour option. In comparison, pricing for the regular Mi Notebook 14 starts at Rs. 41,999.- Advertisement – Mi Notebook 14 e-Learning Edition is available for purchase via Amazon, Mi.com, and offline retail stores as well.Mi Notebook 14 e-Learning Edition specifications, featuresMi Notebook 14 e-Learning Edition comes with Windows 10 Home out of the box. Under the hood, it is powered by 10th-generation Intel Core i3 processor and Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU, paired with 8GB of DDR4 RAM and 256GB SATA 3 SSD for storage. The original Mi Notebook 14, on the other hand, comes with 10th-generation Intel Core i5 processor. It also offers options to upgrade to 512GB SSD and NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU.The e-Learning Edition features a 14-inch FHD anti-glare display with 16:9 aspect ratio and 81.2 percent screen-to-body ratio. It also sports an inbuilt HD webcam for online meetings and classes. It comes with a 3,220mAh battery that promises up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge. Connectivity options include two USB Type-A ports, a USB 2.0 port, an HDMI port, and a combo audio jack. For wireless connectivity, Mi Notebook 14 e-Learning Edition supports dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0. For audio, it comes with two 2W speakers with support for DTS Audio Processing App. The lightweight laptop weigh just 1.5kg and measures 228x323x17.95mm.- Advertisement – Mi TV Stick vs Fire TV Stick Lite vs Mi Box 4K vs Fire TV Stick 4K: Which is the best budget streaming device for TVs in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.Affiliate links may be automatically generated – see our ethics statement for details. – Advertisement –
Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Bad news: Hannaford rewards are only for people who have e-mails and smart phones. I don’t. Bad news: When your husband dies, Spectrum turns off your e-mails until you bring in a death certificate and puts the account in your name. Your TV still works as long as you pay your bill and get their new all-digital box.Good news: I work as a home health aide, and my lady forgot her doctor’s address on Route 9. I stopped at the Ripe Tomato in hopes of finding a phone book. They not only looked it up — no easy task, as he had moved — but found the address on a map and told me just how to get there, all the while with a smile.There is hope for our world.Peggy HohensteinScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: 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: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census
Governor Wolf: 200 Schools Receive First-ever School Breakfast Grants to Improve Learning Education, First Lady Frances Wolf, Press Release, Public Health, Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – As part of his School Breakfast Initiative to help more children start their day with a healthy meal, Governor Tom Wolf today announced $900,000 from the inaugural round of grants to help 200 schools make breakfast available to all students and expand options for the children.“A healthy breakfast helps students begin the school day ready to learn and succeed,” said Governor Wolf. “These school breakfast grants are an investment in the lives of thousands of children. When kids start the day with the nutrition they need, they grow up smarter, healthier, and stronger – and that means a smarter, healthier, stronger Pennsylvania.”First Lady Frances Wolf will join Education Department Executive Deputy Secretary Dr. David Volkman and school advocates at Lawnton Elementary School in Harrisburg this morning to celebrate the announcement. Improving education from preschool through higher education has been a priority for the governor and First Lady since day one.“Ask any teacher and they’ll tell you that food is a basic school supply, just like textbooks and pencils. When kids struggle with hunger, it’s harder for them to learn,” said First Lady Frances Wolf. “This important funding will go to the schools and the students who need it most to ensure they have a healthy, consistent start to their day.”Governor Wolf proposed the School Breakfast Initiative as part of his 2017-18 state budget. Schools will use the grants to increase and sustain breakfast participation by 20 percent by implementing or expanding alternative breakfast options, such as grab-n-go breakfast, breakfast in the classroom, and second chance breakfast during study halls.“These grants will help schools initiate a new breakfast program, or bolster an existing one using innovative delivery systems,” said Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera. “Whether it is an elementary school that implements Breakfast in the Classroom for younger students, or a middle school that opts for grab-and-go, all students benefit from schoolwide breakfast programs.”Today, one in five Pennsylvania children struggle with hunger. To address the problem, the Wolf administration in 2016 set a goal of ensuring that 60 percent of students who benefit from free and reduced priced school meals also participate in school breakfast by 2020.Currently, over 3,000 Pennsylvania schools report that they offer breakfast, however fewer than half of those schools offer alternative serving methods. Only 50 percent of students who receive free or reduced lunch also receive breakfast.“If it is our job as educators and anti-hunger advocates to do what’s best for children, that means ensuring students get a nutritious breakfast every morning,” said Bill Simonson, School Breakfast Outreach Coordinator for Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. “These grants will equip schools with the necessary funds to start alternative models and ensure more students get a healthy meal at school when they need it most. The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is proud to partner with the Governor’s Office and Pennsylvania Department of Education on this initiative.”A list of this year’s grant recipients is available here. May 16, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
CNN 14 October 2014My heart goes out to Brittany Maynard, who is dying of brain cancer and who wrote last week about her desire for what is often referred to as “death with dignity.”Yet while I have every sympathy for her situation, it is important to remember that for every case such as this, there are hundreds — or thousands — more people who could be significantly harmed if assisted suicide is legal.The legalization of assisted suicide always appears acceptable when the focus is solely on an individual. But it is important to remember that doing so would have repercussions across all of society, and would put many people at risk of immense harm. After all, not every terminal prognosis is correct, and not everyone has a loving husband, family or support system.As an advocate working on behalf of disability rights for 37 years, and as someone who uses a wheelchair, I am all too familiar with the explicit and implicit pressures faced by people living with chronic or serious disability or disease. But the reality is that legalizing assisted suicide is a deadly mix with the broken, profit-driven health care system we have in the United States.At less than $300, assisted suicide is, to put it bluntly, the cheapest treatment for a terminal illness. This means that in places where assisted suicide is legal, coercion is not even necessary. If life-sustaining expensive treatment is denied or even merely delayed, patients will be steered toward assisted suicide, where it is legal.This problem applies to government-funded health care as well.In 2008, came the story that Barbara Wagner, a Springfield, Oregon, woman diagnosed with lung cancer and prescribed a chemotherapy drug by her personal physician, had reportedly received a letter from the Oregon Health Plan stating that her chemotherapy treatment would not be covered. She said she was told that instead, they would pay for, among other things, her assisted suicide.“To say to someone: “We’ll pay for you to die, but not for you to live” — it’s cruel,” she said.Another Oregon resident, 53-year-old Randy Stroup, was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Like Wagner, Stroup was reportedly denied approval of his prescribed chemotherapy treatment and instead offered coverage for assisted suicide.Meanwhile, where assisted suicide is legal, an heir or abusive caregiver may steer someone towards assisted suicide, witness the request, pick up the lethal dose, and even give the drug — no witnesses are required at the death, so who would know? This can occur despite the fact that diagnoses of terminal illness are often wrong, leading people to give up on treatment and lose good years of their lives.True, “safeguards” have been put in place where assisted suicide is legal. But in practical terms, they provide no protection. For example, people with a history of depression and suicide attempts have received the lethal drugs. Michael Freeland of Oregon reportedly had a 40-year history of significant depression, yet he received lethal drugs in Oregon.These risks are simply not worth the price of assisted suicide.Available data suggests that pain is rarely the reason why people choose assisted suicide. Instead, most people do so because they fear burdening their families or becoming disabled or dependent.Anyone dying in discomfort that is not otherwise relievable, may legally today, in all 50 states, receive palliative sedation, wherein the patient is sedated to the point at which the discomfort is relieved while the dying process takes place peacefully. This means that today there is a legal solution to painful and uncomfortable deaths, one that does not raise the very serious problems of legalizing assisted suicide.The debate about assisted suicide is not new, but voters and elected officials grow very wary of it when they learn the facts. Just this year alone, assisted suicide bills were rejected in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Connecticut, and stalled in New Jersey, due to bipartisan, grassroots opposition from a broad coalition of groups spanning the political spectrum from left to right, including disability rights organizations, medical professionals and associations, palliative care specialists, hospice workers and faith-based organizations.Assisted suicide is a unique issue that breaks down ideological boundaries and requires us to consider those potentially most vulnerable in our society.All this means that we should, as a society, strive for better options to address the fear and uncertainty articulated by Brittany Maynard. But if assisted suicide is legal, some people’s lives will be ended without their consent, through mistakes and abuse. No safeguards have ever been enacted or proposed that can properly prevent this outcome, one that can never be undone.Ultimately, when looking at the bigger picture, and not just individual cases, one thing becomes clear: Any benefits from assisted suicide are simply not worth the real and significant risks of this dangerous public policy.Editor’s note: Marilyn Golden is a senior policy analyst with the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund. The views expressed are her own.http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/13/opinion/golden-assisted-suicide/index.html
LocalNews Thursday to be observed as White Ribbon Day in Dominica by: – December 21, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share 104 Views no discussions Share Pastor Marcus Francis. (file photo)Dominicans are being called upon to wear white or white ribbons in observance of “White Ribbon Day” and Peace Week on Thursday.This week is being observed as a week of peace by the Interdenominational Committee Against Crime and Violence (IDCCV) with a view to increasing public awareness on the necessity of peace, particularly as there has been an increase in robbery incidents on the island.Pastor of the Roseau Christian Union Mission and member of the IDCCV told a press conference last week that they are encouraging persons to wear white as “a sign of their commitment to building a peaceful land”.“The intention is to wear something white as an indication of your support for a peaceful nation and moving towards peace in Dominica as your commitment as an individual towards the process and as a show of unity by all of us in the Christian community, that as Christian leaders, spiritual leaders we are moving towards peace and we are seeking to lead by example in that regard.”Although there will not be any specially designed ribbons for sale as they were limited by time, Pastor Francis outlines a few suggestions of how the public can wear white in support of moving towards a nation of peace.“We want to see on that day all media persons in white, our students, our business people wearing white, just the ordinary person on the street who is not entitled ad required to wear a uniform, or even if you wear a uniform you can wear a white band, you can tie a piece of cloth on the antenna on your vehicle just to show that yes I stand in solidarity with the Christian community on moving towards a nation of peace.” Pastor Randy Rodney.Meantime Pastor Randy Rodney of the Trinity Baptist Church, another member of the IDCCV, suggests that during the week of peace and in the future, that members of the public learn to dialogue with each other without rancor or fighting.He was responding to a suggestion that the radio talk show hosts who have been promoting their political preferences daily cease during the week of peace in order for the Week of Peace to be successful. “We are not just thinking for them to cease for that week of peace, we are believing that the rhetoric can change, that the conversation must begin to change, must be elevated from personal attacks to economic discussion, social discussion and people can have civil discourse without rancor. They can have civil discourse without fighting and I believe our intention is to have people to understand that we can disagree on subjects without fighting with each other.”Pastor Randy is hopeful that peace week will start a different discourse on the island which will continue beyond December 25th. Other activities for Peace Week include panel discussion on Marpin 2K4’s “From All Angels” program on Wednesday evening from 8:30pm with host Atherton Martin, days of prayer on Wednesday and Thursday and a radio program on Q95FM on Friday morning hosted by Pastor Randy Rodney.Dominica Vibes News
The 25-year-old had been linked with a move to White Hart Lane for some time and will now link up with Andre Villas-Boas’ squad with the new Barclays Premier League season just two days away. Capoue, who has seven full caps for France, made his Toulouse debut in 2007 and went on to become one of their most important players. He was also named in the Ligue 1 Team of the Year in 2012 alongside new Spurs team-mate Hugo Lloris. Tottenham have confirmed they have reached an agreement with Toulouse to sign France midfielder Etienne Capoue. Press Association A tweet from Tottenham’s official Twitter account read: “We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement with Toulouse for the transfer of Etienne Capoue. “A France international, Etienne has made 174 appearances, scoring 13 times in Ligue 1 for Toulouse.” Spurs start their new campaign away at newly promoted Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon, but it is unclear whether Capoue will be available for selection. Despite being primarily a midfielder, Capoue can also operate as a centre-back which could prove useful for Villas-Boas as he is short in that area of the pitch. The Frenchman becomes Tottenham’s fourth major acquisition of the summer following moves for Paulinho, Nacer Chadli and Roberto Soldado as Villas-Boas looks to build a squad capable of securing a top-four finish this season. A number of Premier League clubs were believed to be interested in signing Capoue with Arsenal, Everton and Liverpool all linked to the player in recent weeks. Atletico Madrid were also thought to have made a bid but it was Premier League newcomers Cardiff who came the closest to scuppering Tottenham’s move, with Bluebirds’ manager Malky Mackay confirming the big-spending Welsh side had seen a bid of around £9million accepted by Toulouse. Mackay described discussions over personal terms with the player as ‘delicate’ but was unable to add the midfielder to his list of expensive summer signings ahead of Cardiff’s first top-flight season in 51 years. Whilst a move to the Cardiff City Stadium would have seen Capoue become a near-guaranteed starter, the prospect of Europa League football and a push for Champions League qualification at Spurs seems to have been a more tempting proposition.
Stoke forward Jonathan Walters is keen to stay at the club but feels they are yet to show they truly value him in recent contract negotiations. Walters’ current deal runs out next summer and he was the subject of a bid from Norwich last week, understood to be around £1.5million. It was rejected by Stoke and, after Saturday’s 1-1 Barclays Premier League draw with the Canaries at Carrow Road, Potters boss Mark Hughes confirmed he would like to retain the 31-year-old Republic of Ireland international. Hughes said Norwich’s bid was “nowhere near” Stoke’s valuation and added: ”Jonathan wants a little bit more in terms of the lengths of a new contract, but we are hopeful we can come to an agreement. ”But if we don’t, then we will probably keep him and let his contract run down.” Since then, Walters – who did not feature against Norwich due to illness but did play and score in Tuesday’s Capital One Cup victory at Luton – has had his say on the matter. “I want to stay. I’ve been here five years, this is my sixth season and it’s the longest I’ve been at any club,” he said, quoted by The Sentinel. “When you’ve been here so long you get to know not just the players, even though there’s been a huge turnaround, but the whole club and everyone involved. “I’ve got a lot of friends here.” Walters joined Stoke in 2010 from Ipswich and has made over 200 appearances for the Staffordshire club in all competitions, scoring 51 goals. Regarding talks over a new deal, he said: “There’s a contract there but (not one for me to consider). “People behind the scenes know why and I’ll leave it with my agents and lawyer. I can’t really go too much into it. “In my eyes if they valued me it would be there and it’s not there so … talk’s cheap when it comes to things like these and I’ll leave it for the men behind the scenes to sort out. “Of course I’d be disappointed if I had to leave the club. “We’ve improved every year and I can give you every stat for those years and I’m probably in the top two for everything.” Press Association