Kudos to students, schools on walkout

first_imgSchool superintendents and principals who blocked the March 14 student memorials to Florida shooting victims should be ashamed and embarrassed. They have forgotten the most basic goals of education, especially at the high school level, which include helping students understand issues in the world they are growing up in, to be involved students in their communities, and to exercise their right to vote every year of their life.In schools such as Niskayuna and Schenectady, school leaders worked with interested students to develop a meaningful memorial activity with well-organized plans. Schenectady’s program was so powerful and well done it commanded the lead story spot in the local news coverage. School leadership and the students are to be commended for the memorial they held.RICHARD TERRYSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%Schenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crashSchenectady police reform sessions pivot to onlineEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusSchenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positions Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Arsenal turning their attentions elsewhere after Celtic reject third Kieran Tierney bid

first_imgAdvertisement Arsenal turning their attentions elsewhere after Celtic reject third Kieran Tierney bid Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 23 Jul 2019 10:28 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link74Shares Kieran Tierney looks likely to stay at Celtic (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal are set to give up on their pursuit of Kieran Tierney and turn their attention to other targets after Celtic rejected a third bid for the left-back.The Scottish Premiership champions have spurned all three bids for the 22-year-old as not enough of the £25m offered by Arsenal was set to be paid up front.After an initial bid of £15m was rejected, the Gunners upped the offer to £25m, which included a number of structured payments and add-ons based on appearances.A third, and seemingly final, bid was lodged, but Celtic are still not happy with the structure of the deal and prefer to keep hold of one of their most valuable assets.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe Daily Record reports that the Scottish club did not see many of the add-ons that Arsenal suggested as realistically achievable. Advertisement Arsenal appear unable to thrash out a deal for Tierney (Picture: Getty Images)Tierney could still leave Celtic Park this summer, with Napoli showing an interest in the Scotland international, but a bid is yet to emerge from the Serie A side.The full-back has struggled with injuries over his short career so far, making just 21 league appearances for the Hoops last season, with a hip injury and hernia operation keeping him out of action.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 CityArsenal are set to complete deals for Dani Ceballos and William Saliba this week, with head of football Raul Sanllehi flying back from the US tour to get them over the line.The Gunners had previously been linked with Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico but no new names have been mooted, suggesting Unai Emery could be set to stick with his current options of Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac.With a limited transfer budget, reportedly in the region of £45m, Arsenal could give up on the left-back position and focus their efforts on key transfer target, Wilfried Zaha.MORE: Arsenal can replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang if he joins Manchester United, says Jens LehmannMORE: Antoine Griezmann names the Arsenal star he wants to join Barcelona and makes Liverpool confessionlast_img read more

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signs new Arsenal contract

first_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 15 Sep 2020 4:09 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.4kShares Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signs new Arsenal contract Advertisement This is where you belong, Auba ❤️🤝 @Aubameyang7 pic.twitter.com/sgViWSBYWf— Arsenal (@Arsenal) September 15, 2020 Aubameyang is staying at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has underlined his commitment to the north London club by signing a new contract.The club captain had entered the final 12 months of his previous deal and offered only a coy response to questions over his future following the Community Shield win over Liverpool earlier this month.But the 31-year-old has finally ended months of speculation by nailing his colours to the Gunners mast and will continue to play a lead role in the rebuilding job currently being undertaken by head coach Mikel Arteta. ‘I’m so happy a bit nervous so many people here. people were asking me to sign da ting and it’s finally done,’ said Aubameyang.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I’m so happy to stay here this is my home. As you know, i’m so happy here. It’s a great day. I hope you enjoy your day. center_img View 3 comments ‘I signed da ting because I wanted to become an Arsenal legend and leave a legacy. It’s the time to work a lot to become a legend, but for sure I will work hard and give my best.’Despite Arsenal’s struggles last season, Aubaeyang enjoyed another stellar individual campaign, scoring 29 goals in all competitions and inherited the armband from Granit Xhaka after the Switzerland international was demoted following an altercation with his own fans during a game against Crystal Palace last October.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalAubameyang, who was on the scoresheet during his side’s opening day 3-0 win over Fulham, joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018 in what was then a club record £56million transfer. Overall, the prolific striker has scored 79 goals in 111 appearances in all competitions and cemented his status as one of European football’s most prolific forwards. The likes of Chelsea, Barcelona and Juventus were reported to have registered an interest in signing the former Saint-Etienne star but the remaining peak years of his career will now be played out in north London.MORE: Arsenal sign midfielder Tim Akinola after release from Huddersfield TownMORE: Arsenal sign Tottenham reject Jonathan DinzeyiFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementlast_img read more

Singapore Remains World’s Top Shipping Center

first_imgSingapore has topped the 2019 Xinhua-Baltic International Shipping Centre Development (ISCD) Index for the sixth year running, the Baltic Exchange said.The index provides an independent ranking of the performance of the world’s largest cities that offer port and shipping business services.Based on objective factors including port throughput and facilities, depth and breadth of professional maritime support services, as well as general business environment, the report is a collaboration between the Chinese state news agency, Xinhua, and international freight benchmark provider, the Baltic Exchange.In the six years since this report has been published, there has been a general rise in the performance of Asian and Middle Eastern locations. The first report in 2014 included three European locations in the top five — in 2019 only London remains.The top five international shipping centers in 2019 are Singapore, Hong Kong, London, Shanghai and Dubai.“Singapore commands a strategic position as a maritime hub in the regional and global arena. The maritime industry is, and will remain, a big contributor to Singapore’s economy and it is therefore important that we continue to innovate and invest in this sector to achieve long-term success,” Lu Su Ling, Head of Baltic Exchange Asia, commented.Based on the evaluation scores, Singapore shows strength in ship management and shipbroking services, while Hong Kong is benefiting from China’s Belt and Road Initiative and economic opportunities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area.London’s first-class services in shipbroking, legal and shipping finance were highlighted. As important cities in emerging economies, Shanghai and Dubai are catching up with London in their level of shipping development and were ranked fourth and fifth respectively.Among the top ten international shipping centers in 2019 are also Rotterdam, Hamburg, New York – New Jersey, Houston and Athens.last_img read more

Polygamy Advocates Lay Groundwork for Civil Rights Revolution

first_imgThe Daily Signal 26 April 2020Family First Comment: AS PREDICTED – unfortunately……This has led to “the American Psychological Association’s creation last year of its Consensual Non-Monogamy Task Force, formed to destigmatize such relationships and explore changes in public policy. Schechinger, the task force co-chair, said it’s much easier to stereotype and hate a marginalized group when people in the normative majority operate by stereotypes and misinformation. “That’s part of what the task force is seeking to accomplish–to gather empirical data, promote accurate information about CNM relationships, and ask if these relationships are causing harm or are not,” he said. “And what are the implications on society for promoting a one-size-fits-all model versus promoting people being in touch with what’s the good fit for them.” As with the debates over human nature during the gay rights struggle, non-monogamy advocates are also raising the possibility that desiring multiple sexual partners is less a lifestyle choice and more of a sexual orientation.”Activists are moving to dismantle the legal and social barriers, and say their goals are beginning to take shape.They are laying the groundwork to have their cause become the next domino to fall in a long line of civil rights victories secured by trans people, gays, lesbians, women, and blacks.Not too long ago, those marginalized groups were also viewed as unnatural, depraved, or inferior, until negative judgments became socially unacceptable and often illegal.The aspirations of non-monogamists don’t sound like such a moonshot in an increasingly tolerant society where a transgender man can menstruate and experience childbirth, and Pete Buttigieg, a gay man married to another man, can make a serious run for U.S. president.As the topic breaks into the mainstream, some churches are beginning to grapple with the issue, and polyamorous students are forming university clubs and organizing events.Last fall polyamory got attention, some of it sympathetic, when California Rep. Katie Hill was forced to resign over allegations she was having an affair with a campaign staffer in a “throuple” with her then-husband.A recent TV episode of “House Hunters” featured three adults searching for a home to build their polyamorous nest, and Hollywood celebrities are opening up about their polyamorous lifestyles as well.“There is plenty of evidence that consensual non-monogamy is an emerging civil rights movement,” said Heath Schechinger, a counseling psychologist at the University of California, Berkeley, and co-chair of the Consensual Non-Monogamy Task Force, recently created within the American Psychological Association. “I’ve heard from a number of people advocating for relationship structure diversity over the past 20 years who are elated about this issue finally gaining traction.”Activists are already working with elected officials in more than a dozen local governments, especially in California, to expand local anti-discrimination ordinances to include a new protected class, “relationship structure,” said Berkeley psychologist and poly activist Dave Doleshal.Most efforts are at the informal stage but the city of Berkeley did consider a formal proposal to extend protections in housing, employment, business practices, city facilities, or education to swingers, polyamorists, and other non-monogamists.The proposal stalled last year amid concerns that it would have required employers to provide health insurance to numerous sexual and romantic partners outside of marriage.Undaunted by that setback, advocates continue to generate a body of ideas and theories that normalize non-monogamy as a form of positive sexuality—and possibly an identity—following a script followed by other marginalized groups.Their efforts have led to reassessments of non-monogamy in the psychological and legal fields, contending the relationships are emotionally healthy and ethical, and thus forging a social movement with a shared identity, shared vocabulary, shared history, and a shared desire for full recognition.Once changes get under way, things can move quickly. The rise of the modern gay rights movement in the mid-20th century led to a decision by the American Psychiatric Association in 1973 to remove homosexuality from its list of mental disorders (gender dysphoria was de-pathologized in 2012).Those medical reversals are seen as analogous to the American Psychological Association’s creation last year of its Consensual Non-Monogamy Task Force, formed to destigmatize such relationships and explore changes in public policy.Schechinger, the task force co-chair, said it’s much easier to stereotype and hate a marginalized group when people in the normative majority operate by stereotypes and misinformation.“That’s part of what the task force is seeking to accomplish–to gather empirical data, promote accurate information about CNM relationships, and ask if these relationships are causing harm or are not,” he said. “And what are the implications on society for promoting a one-size-fits-all model versus promoting people being in touch with what’s the good fit for them.”As with the debates over human nature during the gay rights struggle, non-monogamy advocates are also raising the possibility that desiring multiple sexual partners is less a lifestyle choice and more of a sexual orientation.Conservatives had long warned that redefining marriage to allow same-sex unions would throw open the door to allowing any kind of marriage, from polygamy to incest.Those arguments reached a crescendo when gay marriage was winding its way through the legal system, en route to the 2015 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage.In that 5-4 decision, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote a dissenting opinion warning of what was to come.“It is striking how much of the majority’s reasoning would apply with equal force to the claim of a fundamental right to plural marriage,” Roberts wrote. “Why would there be any less dignity in the bond between three people who, in exercising their autonomy, seek to make the profound choice to marry?”Princeton professor of jurisprudence Robert George was among those who warned of the slippery slope.In a 2015 article, he predicted that the civil rights challenges were inevitable, but initially judges would “swat away on procedural grounds the first few constitutional challenges to marriage laws.” Gradually the legal objections will give way to the force of logical consistency.He told RealClearInvestigations in an email that this process is often characterized by indignant dismissal of the logical implications, followed by total capitulation.“Of course, advocates of revising the law denounced us not only as ‘bigots’ but as ‘scare-mongers,’” George said. “There was, they insisted, no ‘slippery slope’ from same-sex marriage to polyamory. The two concepts had nothing to do with each other.“I could see that this was nonsense—often disingenuous nonsense,” George said. “So I am not in the least surprised to see what is happening now. We have quickly gone from, ‘It will never happen,’ to ‘You’re a bigot for thinking there is anything wrong with it.’”READ MORE: https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/04/26/polygamy-advocates-lay-groundwork-for-civil-rights-revolution/last_img read more

Osimhen moves on from CAF award disappointment, celebrates first goal of 2020

first_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen,  says he has put the disappointment of  missing out in the CAF young player  of the award behind him. Achraf Hakimi was named the best young player of the year by CAF ahead of Osimhen and his compatriot  Samuel Chukwueze at the award ceremony in Egypt. Osimhen later scored his 14th goal of the season in Lille’s 2-0 win over Amiens I the French Cup on Wednesday. The 20-year-old later took to his social media handled to share his thoughts about the award with his fans.Advertisement “On to the next round, God is greatest, I pray we move. I scored  @losclive”. He said on Twitter. Osimhen’s goal was enough to help  Lille set up a semi-final clash with Lyon. Read Also: Adepoju cautions Osimhen, Chukwueze over CAF award snub Osimhen thankful after scoring the first  goal of 2020 The victory means Lille have now qualified for the semi-final of the  French Ligue Cup.center_img Promoted Content8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldKendall Jenner’s Photos Have Never Looked This Good!7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsTV Characters Who Hated Each Other But Later Became Friends10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket Loading… last_img read more

Mourinho’s transfer plans in tatters amid coronavirus crisis

first_img Spurs are paying the debts attached to their £1bn stadium and the lack of match-day revenue, which has grown significantly since their new ground opened, is not helping. The American football and boxing dates that have since been cancelled at the stadium have also arrived as a blow. Levy, speaking earlier this week, hinted at the lack of transfer action, saying: ‘When I read or hear stories about player transfers this summer like nothing has happened, people need to wake up to the enormity of what is happening around us. ‘We need to realise that football cannot operate in a bubble. We maybe the eighth largest club in the world by revenue according to the Deloitte survey but all that historical data is totally irrelevant as this virus has no boundaries.’ Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy hinted at a lack of transfer action earlier in the week Read Al;so: Klopp tells pals Liverpool will be last club job Securing a naming rights deal for their stadium — which celebrates the first anniversary of its first competitive game today — this summer would have helped inject significant cash into Tottenham’s coffers. But with interested parties unlikely to commit to the sort of deal Levy is looking for in these uncertain times, Tottenham’s hopes of finalising a contract, which could be worth in excess of £300million, ahead of next season are in significant doubt. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Tottenham are set to significantly reduce Jose Mourinho’s transfer budget as the impact of the coronavirus crisis continues to take grip. Spurs’ projected income is expected to take a further blow as doubts emerge over the viability of securing a lucrative naming rights deal this summer due to the financial crisis that has engulfed the business world. Tottenham are set to significantly reduce Jose Mourinho’s transfer budget as the impact of the coronavirus crisis continues to take grip. Tottenham are planning a range of cutbacks as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, including scaling back the club’s transfer fund. Sportsmail revealed on Thursday how Tottenham had effectively closed their recruitment operations as a result of the coronavirus, though the club are confident it will not have a major impact on their transfer strategy. Mourinho, together with chairman Daniel Levy and chief scout Steve Hitchen, have already discussed recruitment plans for the next window, with a central defence, full-back and centre-forward among the positions the club want to strengthen. Mourinho is looking to strengthen his Tottenham squad after a sub-par season in north London But Mourinho’s hopes of strengthening are now in grave danger as club cut their cloth accordingly. Tottenham staff were asked to take a 20 per cent pay-cut earlier this week while other employees were furloughed.center_img Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Is This The Most Delicious Food In The World?10 Extremely Gorgeous Asian Actresses6 Best Movie Cars You Could Own But Probably Can’t Afford8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hystericallast_img read more

Fernandinho open to MLS move

first_img “It’s the nicest city – everyone has their passion for the game, they love football. “Since I was there, you can feel the love and respect from the fans. This is good, it gives you extra motivation to work hard on and off the pitch. read also:Fernandinho: Man City must stick together “I miss my country but at the end of the day I am doing my job.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Although the 34-year-old has admitted he is happy at City, he hasn’t ruled out making the move to the US in the future. “I’ve thought about [MLS],” he said when asked if he would make the move to Major League Soccer. “It’s some offer I would consider for the future for sure. Me and my family are settled [in Manchester].Advertisement Loading… Manchester City midfielder, Fernandinho, has admitted that a future move to MLS could be on. Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too FarWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World6 Best Natural History Museums In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?12 Movies That Almost Ended Their Stars’ CareersWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Nowlast_img read more

Bulldogs, Cardinals, And Chargers Middle School Golf Results

first_imgThe BMS Golf Team traveled to North Branch Golf Course last night. They continued their success by shooting a team score of 192 compared to St. Louis’ 232 and North Decatur’s 219.Drew Wagner was the match medalist firing a 42. Other low scores for the team came from Zach Wade (47), Chase Cummings (50), and Dean Campbell (53). Also representing BMS on the course last night were Sam Emmons shooting a 54 and Austin Pohlman with a 59.The Bulldogs are back in action Thursday night at Hillcrest as they face Columbus.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Sheryl McCrearyThe St Louis golf team had a three way match against Batesville Middle School and North Decatur this Monday evening. The Cardinals shot 18 strokes better than last week when they played North Decatur but still came up a little short with final scores being St Louis 232, North Decatur 219, and BMS 192.Leading scorers for St Louis were Jon Greishop, Cayden Pohlman, Cody Mohr, Brandon Simmermeyer, Adam Voglesang, and Jackson Wanstrath.St Louis plays next on Wednesday against South Decatur at Wyaloosing Golf Course.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Randy Streator.last_img read more

FIFA stands by evaluation of Colombia’s Women’s World Cup bid

first_img Loading… Promoted Content11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthTop 9 Scariest Haunted Castles In EuropeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World “I am confident that the evaluation process that FIFA has conducted has adhered to the key principles of objectivity, vision, transparency, commitment to human rights and sustainability,” said the letter which was copied to members of the FIFA Council. In response to a claim that FIFA’s evaluation had cast doubt over the security situation in Colombia, Samoura recognised that there had been improvements but said that “all sources reviewed by experts indicated an elevated level of risk” compared to other bids. read also:Atalanta formally sign Colombian striker In terms of health and medical facilities, she said that “a medium level of risk was deemed appropriate” and that serious conditions may require international evacuation. She said the altitude of Bogota — 2,644 meters — was among the factors taken into account From a commercial point of view, Samoura said the forecast revenues from a tournament in Colombia were “modest” and the projected ticketing revenue of $22.4 million was significantly lower than the previous tournament in France in 2019. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img FIFA is standing by its technical evaluation of Colombia’s bid to host the 2023 women’s World Cup, telling the country’s unhappy soccer chief that the assessment was conducted in a “highly objective” manner. Colombian Football Federation president Ramon Jesurun wrote to FIFA last week, along with South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) president Alejandro Dominguez, to complain of “erroneous and discriminatory conclusions” in its report on the bid. The Colombian proposal to bring the tournament to South America for the first time received the lowest score among FIFA’s evaluation of the three bids to host the tournament. The joint bid from Australia and New Zealand was rated 4.1 out of a maximum of five in the report. Japan was awarded 3.9 but Colombia scored only 2.8 ahead of next Thursday’s vote. In a four-page letter seen by Reuters, FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura replied that “all steps were taken to conduct the evaluation in a highly objective manner.”Advertisementlast_img read more