Trump shames the office of president once again, this time with Navajo vets

first_imgEach day, Trump and his spokespeople insult our intelligence and our history.Each day, he finds a way to strip the presidency and the American people of their dignity.Each day, the president of the United States makes us smaller through petty, bullying tweets and offensive theatrics.All so an aggrieved, thin-skinned Queens-born builder can stick it to those who he believes think they are better than he is.The proud party of Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan is dead.Jonathan T. Capehart writes for The Washington Post’s PostPartisan blog and is a contributor for MSNBC.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Editorial, OpinionNever in a million years did I think the president of the United States would debase the Oval Office with such a flagrantly racist display as President Donald Trump did on Monday.It was bad enough that he invoked his deliberately demeaning and intentionally pejorative put-down of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., as “Pocahontas” during a ceremony to honor World War II Navajo code talkers.That he did it all under the glare of President Andrew Jackson takes gall to a whole new ugly level.Quite a feat for a man who extolled the virtues of the “very fine people” who marched on Charlottesville in a shocking display of white supremacy.Quick refresher: Jackson was the slave-owning seventh president of the United States whose Indian Removal Act led to the “trail of tears and death.”And Trump has praised him on several occasions.So, Trump having Native Americans pictured with Jackson is more than a humiliating slap in the face. It is rubbing that face in their ancestral horror.last_img read more

Depressed dads linked to misbehaviour

first_imgStuff.co.nz 10 Nov 2011Kids with depressed dads are more likely to have emotional and behavioural problems than those whose fathers don’t have the blues, according to a new study of more than 20,000 families. “We’ve known for a long time that depression in mothers is associated with increased risk in kids – I don’t think there’s any doubt about that. It’s been less clear in fathers,” said Jeremy Pettit, a psychologist from Florida International University in Miami who wasn’t involved in the new research. “We’re in a position now to say, ‘Yes, this confirms what we’ve suspected all along,’” he told Reuters Health. Kids were most likely to have behavioural problems when both parents felt down, researchers reported Monday in the journal Pediatrics. The findings, they say, point to the need for pediatricians and schools to be aware of depression in dads – and not just depressed mums – and the potential consequences in kids.…One of the main takeaways for Weitzman is how infrequently researchers have looked into the impact of depression in dads – and then, only in small reports. By contrast, they have been piling up data on how having a depressed mum is linked to behavioural and emotional problems.http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/wellbeing/5941431/Depressed-dads-linked-to-misbehaviourlast_img read more

Freak Liverpool winner sparks wild scenes at Anfield

first_imgThe goal came about in the most unlikely of circumstances as the seconds ticked down and Virgil van Dijk mishit a hopeful, desperate shot in the direction of the Everton goal, with the effort ballooning into the air and the defender turning his back in disgust.But goalkeeper Jordan Pickford struggled to judge the flight of the ball as it dropped from the Anfield night sky.The England man panicked, appearing to push the ball upwards before it bounced on top of the bar and into the path of Origi, who had a simple task to head into the open net.Pickford apologised for his blunder but gave a different version of events.“The ball spun and as I tried to flick it over, my hand hit the bar,” he said. “I think it is the Everton luck when we come to Anfield.”For Origi, whose derby appearance in April 2016 saw him suffer a career-threatening ankle injury before he was forced to spend last season on loan with Wolfsburg, it was a particularly sweet goal.“I said it to him, when I went to him on the pitch I had it in my mind. I’ve never forgot it (the injury) since,” said Klopp. “Fouls and harsh tackles happen, but in his case it was so obvious that it was a break in his development.“So it was always in my mind about Div that night (against Everton). And coming on tonight, he can finish that book and from now on everything will be fine again.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 Origi’s freak injury-time winning goalLiverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Divock Origi’s freak injury-time winning goal settled a thrilling Merseyside derby as Liverpool beat Everton 1-0 on Sunday to stay in touch with Premier League leaders Manchester City, although the FA may yet have the final word on a tempestuous finale to the game.Jurgen Klopp apologised on TV afterwards for his celebrations after Origi, making his first Premier League appearance since August 2017, scored the decisive 96th-minute goal.The German manager sprinted onto the field, running beyond the centre circle, while numerous coaching staff and substitutes headed towards the Kop to join Liverpool players celebrating with supporters.At the other end of Anfield, Everton supporters threw blue flares onto the field, another incident that will likely bring FA action.And while Klopp claimed he had apologised to opposite number Marco Silva after the game — a claim denied by the Everton man — the FA may take a dim view of the wild scenes.“Immediately after the game I apologised to Marco Silva when we spoke to each other,” said Klopp. “I told him how much I respect his work.“What can I say about it? I didn’t want to run. It was not in my plan. I didn’t want to run to Ali (goalkeeper Alisson), I couldn’t stop obviously. Not cool, but it happened.”center_img Silva rejected Klopp’s version of events, however. “He didn’t apologise to me,” he said. “To be honest, I didn’t see so I don’t know what he did and how he did it.“I think he didn’t expect anything (the late goal) so it was a lucky day for him.”– Freak goal –last_img read more

3 sue Pounceys over alleged fight at nightclub

first_imgThis is a 2014 file photo of Pittsburgh Steelers NFL football center Maurkice Pouncey. (AP Photo/File)MIAMI (AP) – NFL offensive linemen Mike and Maurkice Pouncey have been sued by three people who say the twin brothers attacked them at a Miami Beach nightclub.The lawsuit was filed Friday in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on behalf of Ricquan James, Niya Pickett and Brentley Williams. They are seeking more than $15,000 in damages.According to the lawsuit, the Pounceys harassed James with homophobic remarks and physically attacked him July 12. The lawsuit says Pickett was beaten when she tried to intervene and Williams was injured when the Pounceys threw James and Pickett out of the club.The Pounceys’ attorney has said the brothers were not involved in any altercation.No charges have been filed. Maurkice Pouncey plays center for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Mike Pouncey is a center for the Miami Dolphins. Both played college ball at Florida.last_img read more

UPDATE: Leafs lead Rebels by two points heading into KIJHL stretch run

first_imgThe dreaded KIJHL website came back to bite The Nelson Daily prior to the posting of Sunday’s Nelson Leafs weekend wrap.Following Sunday’s 4-0 loss to Revelstoke, talk in the tunnel outside the Nelson dressing room had Spokane posting a 3-2 defeat of the Rebels in the Lilac City allowing the Leafs to continue to lead Castlegar by two points in the standings.However, the KIJHL site, which is sometimes manned by gremlins, had the Braves and Rebels posting a 3-3 overtime tie.Once the gremlin was scared off, the correct score was posted, with Spokane winning 3-2 and Nelson reclaiming its two-point advantage in Murdoch standings heading into the crucial part of the season, beginning Friday in Fruitvale against the third-place Hawks.In February Nelson faces both Beaver Valley and Castlegar twice, both home and away.The Leafs also travel to Sicamous and Revelstoke to complete its regular season.Leafs hit speedbump as Revelstoke Grizzlies post 4-0 shutout victoryTo coin a Meat Loaf lyric, “Two out of three ain’t bad”.But Mr. Loaf wasn’t in a tight Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff run with two teams in hot pursuit.Which is why Sunday’s 4-0 home loss at the hands of the Revelstoke Grizzlies was especially tough to stomach for the Nelson Leafs.“It slipped away from us but I think we played well, they just got a couple of breaks and scored a couple of goals,” Leaf head coach Frank Maida said after the Grizzlies skated to the shutout victory, thanks mostly to the 30 save performance of netminder Aaron Brandoli.The loss, the first in five games for Nelson, gives the Leafs a slim one-point lead over the hard-charging Castlegar Rebels in the run for the Murdoch Division title.Nelson, posting wins over Spokane (8-3) Friday and Grand Forks (4-2) Saturday, maintained its advantage in the division thanks to the Braves holding the Rebels to a 3-3-overtime tie Sunday in the Washington State City.Back at the NDCC Arena, rookie Jordan Holloway scored the only goal the Grizz would need in the first period as the Alberta native beat Leaf starter Brett Soles.Holloway would net his second of the game less than five minutes later. Maida tried shift the momentum by replacing Soles with backup Marcus Beesley. But the change couldn’t turn shots into goals for the Green and White.“I made the change to try to spark the guys,” Maida explained when asked about the goalie switch.“I just tried to get the guys going. It’s the first time we’ve made a change that quick this year.”Dylan Ossman, in the second and a power play marker by Brayden Beckley in the third, was all the scoring the Grizzlies would need.Nelson once again dominated on the shot-counter, 30-14.The Leafs finished the month of January with a 7-3 record.Bruins no easy points for the Murdoch heavyweightsA goal by Colton Schell two minutes into the third period snapped a 2-2 tie and sparked Nelson to a 4-2 win over the pesky Grand Forks Border Bruins.James Sorrey, into an empty net, Dustin Reimer and Damin Devlin on the power play, also scored for the Leafs.Jacob Jeske and Jackson Purvis replied for the Bruins.Nelson out shot the Bruins 40-19, including a 19-5 count in the third period.Brett Soles earned the win in goal for the Leafs.Grand Forks, which only lost to Castlegar 2-1 after being blasted 11-0 earlier in January, came into the game on a high after defeating Revelstoke 7-4 Friday.Purvis and Nelson Minor Hockey grad Coleton Dawson each scored twice for the Bruins.Dakota Kittle had four points while Purvis finished the game with three.Leafs overcome slow start to rout BravesNelson allowed visiting Spokane to build a 3-0 lead before scoring eight unanswered goals en route to the 8-3 victory at the NDCC Arena Friday.Aaron Dunlap scored twice to lead the Leafs with Dustin Reimer, James Sorrey, Linden Horswill, J.J. Beitel, Dallon Stoddart and Seth Schmidt adding singles.After scoring twice in a 30 second span, Nelson turned a one-goal deficit into a 5-3 advantage with three goals in 100 seconds.Captain Colton Schell and Connor Gross each chipped in with three assists.last_img read more

Pat Price — BC Hockey Hall of Fame 2014 inductee

first_imgNelson native Pat Price was recently inducted into the BC Hockey Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Penticton.Price, who toiled in the World Hockey Association (WHA) for the Vancouver Blazers and the National Hockey League (NHL) for the New York Islanders, Edmonton Oilers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Quebec Nordiques, New York Rangers and Minnesota North Stars, was welcomed to the Hall along with Vancouver Canuck goalie Kirk McLean, Bill Ennos as a builder with the BC Amateur Hockey Association and the Kelowna Rockets in the team category.Pat Price has gracious allowed The Nelson Daily to publish in its entirety, his speech to the BCHHOF. Well the first time didn’t work, so she tried it again!! After that didn’t work she decided I was meant to be. So when dad got home she told him…Well he was angry alright! But he was upset she sprained both her ankles and couldn’t make him supper for a week! Greetings Folks.Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls… It’s nice to have your 14-year career summed up in a 5 minute video. But I can sum it up in 5 seconds.”I came into the league a rusher.  I turned into a crusher.  And then I was an usher!” Folks, I do have a story to tell you with a little bit of a message…  Especially the kids out there.A very successful man once said… “If you believe you can. Or believe you can’t… you’re probably right!I’ve carried that message with me throughout my life.When I was in Jr. High School we had Guidance Counsellors to help us make the transition to High School and guide us to our choice of careers…Well, when it was my turn to go in and see the counsellor he simply asked me “Pat, what do want to do when you graduate High School?”  I said “Sir, I want to play in the NHL.” He smiled at that and said “Yea, right Pat. Now really, what do you want to do?”My reply “Sir. I want to play in the NHL.” I could tell he didn’t find that amusing and sternly said ” NO ONE from Nelson plays in the NHL. I’m losing my patience and need to know, what do you want to do when you graduate!!” So to avoid confrontation I said ” I’d like to be in the RCMP.”  “NOW WE’RE TALKING!!” he saidWell folks 5 years later I sent him 2 tickets to my first home game in the league…. And along with those tickets I sent him a note that said ” Thanks for your confidence in me… I hope you enjoy the game!””If you believe you can. Or you believe you can’t. You’re probably right!” Among us tonight are shining examples of that philosophy. My fellow inductees’ Bill Enos, Kurt Mclean, the Memorial Cup Champion Kelowna Rockets, as well as Stan Smyl, Trevor Linden and Brian Burke.Try telling Burkie he can’t do something!!Congrats to my fellow inductees tonight and I am truly honored by this acknowledgement. I’m almost speechless!!So with that I’ll say goodnight and wish all of us here tonight… Health and happiness..Oh, and by the way…. It was Henry Ford that coined that saying….. There are many people I have to be thankful for in my life. Both friends and family. And many are with me here tonight. But I’ll begin with Mom and Dad.You know… I’m very lucky just to be here tonight. You see, my brother Clem is 8 years older than me. And my sister Pauline is 14 years older than me. So, needless to say… I wasn’t planned.In fact, when mom found out she was pregnant, she was so worried about dad being angry she tried to remedy the fact.  How? …she jumped off of the porch.last_img read more

Praetorian Group Buys Fire Chief Assets from Penton

first_imgThe Praetorian Group is adding to its footprint in the safety and security industry with the acquisition of Fire Chief from Penton Media—the company’s third expansion since mid-2013.Fire Chief was shut down in November, but Praetorian, a b-to-b digital media publisher, is purchasing its trademark, Web domain and subscriber files, with plans to relaunch the brand as a digital-only entity in late February. Former subscribers will also be given access to the rest of Praetorian’s fire safety group, FireRescue1.”We’ll be greatly expanding our universe of readers, and we’ll be opening up new advertising opportunities to help [marketers] forge a conversation with high-level decision makers across the fire,” says Alex Ford, CEO of Praetorian, in a letter to readers. “We now have arguably the best capabilities of any firefighting media company to deliver quality content and product information to fire chiefs and officers.” See also: FOLIO: 100—Alex FordAs Ford alludes to, the purchase allows Praetorian to target high-level decision makers in the market with newsletters, segmented emails and ad units. The company’s FireRescue1 group has more than 240,000 registered members and 600,000 monthly unique visitors, while Fire Chief claims 47,000 subscribers and 55,000 monthly uniques, according to their respective media kits—a much smaller, but concentrated audience.The acquisition comes a few weeks after a partnership on app development with software firm, Draktonas, and follows the purchase of LocalGovU, an online training company, in May.last_img read more

WBJ Honors Minority Business Leaders at the MGM

first_imgBy Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.comAs part of their annual celebration to recognize businessmen of color, on March 28 the Washington Business Journal gathered distinguished guests at the MGM National Harbor for an evening of merriment celebrating the 12th Annual Minority Business Leader Awards.The evening began with a networking reception, leading to an MGM ballroom for dinner and the reason why the hundreds of guests came out, to honor business leaders of colors.  While most people in the room were heavy hitters in business, banking and more, notable guests included Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks and District of Columbia Council member Brandon Todd (D- Ward 4).Angel Rich, founder and CEO of The Wealth Factory accepts her Rising Star Award at the 12th Annual Washington Business Leader Awards held at the MGM National Harbor. (Photo by Micha Green)“Tonight we’re here to acknowledge the accomplishments of a dynamic group of our business leaders, who have blazed the trail in business and left an indelible mark on the community.  Our region is better as a result of the 25 possessing that formidable combination,” Thomas Penny II, president of Donahoe Hospitality Services and 2010 Minority Business Leader awardee told the crowd.As Women’s History Month wound down, Penny also noted the many women who were being honored. “When I shared the list of honorees with my wife and my 23-year-old daughter, they were especially pleased to see so many women represented in tonight’s class of honorees.”Some of the standup women included Tashni-Ann Dubroy form Howard University, Leslie Hale from RLJ Lodging Trust, Viola Llewellyn of Oyamaba Solutions and Letiti Procter from Donohoe Hospitality Services.In addition to the 25 honorees, three rising starts were also highlighted, including, Clear Cloud’s Dr. Charles Thomas Jr., Brllnt’s Julie Weber and Angel Rich, founder and CEO of The Wealth Factory.“All the men in my family served in the military and for the most part a lot of the women in my family have been entrepreneurs. Specifically, my mother was an entrepreneur and it provided a lot of influence for me- traveling around the country with her as an entrepreneur.   So it was always expected of me to become an entrepreneur,” Rich said in a video, which played as she accepted her award.“One of the greatest days in my family is when I actually quit my job.  My mother was actually more proud of me when I quit my job, than when I got my job.  So entrepreneurship is definitely in my blood,” Rich added.The title sponsor of the Minority Business Leader Awards was Holland & Knight, with gold sponsors including, Bank of America, Pepco and Howard University and gold non-profit sponsors Goodwill of Greater Washington, all of whom had representatives from organizations speak on behalf of the business and give awards to the special honorees. Further, each sponsor emphasized the importance of continuing uplifting diversity in business.last_img read more