Politics led to the deaths in Benghazi

first_imgAfter the attack, both Obama and Mrs. Clinton both blamed a video that little to no one had seen, when in fact the night of the attack Mrs. Clinton emailed her daughter and told her Al-Qaida had attacked our embassy.In Niger, the soldiers were on patrol in a dangerous area. There were no requests for more security. They knew there was a chance of armed conflict and they were armed. No one from the Trump administration has tried to blame a video or make any other excuse.I know as an informed reader it’s fun to watch the Democrats try to blame President Trump for what happened in Niger. Unfortunately, there’s no comparison. Obama and Mrs. Clinton were never found to be responsible for Benghazi. I believe they just ignored the requests for added security, and once the attack occurred, they denied any culpability because Obama’s re-election would be hurt if the truth ever came out.The fact is, politics led to the death of the four Americans in Benghazi and four brave Americans lost their lives. In Niger, four brave Americans lost their lives, period.Dave EdwardsHalfmoonMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesHigh-risk COVID exposure reported in Clifton ParkEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Re Oct. 31 letter, “Politics has no place in Benghazi, Niger”: The only thing that the attack in Benghazi and the attack in Niger have in common is both were carried out by Muslims and, in both cases, four Americans were killed.As Mr. Gary Guido stated, attacks happen and unfortunately people will be killed.The attack in Benghazi occurred just a week or two after the Democratic convention in 2012, at which Obama proclaimed that al-Qaida is on the run.In addition, the ambassador had requested on multiple occasions increased security. Somehow the person responsible, Mrs. Clinton, never saw the requests. How could they need more security after the president had declared Al-Qaida basically destroyed? Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Is this Brisbane’s best riverfront villa?

first_imgIt’s hard to miss the outlookMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoThe three bedroom, two-bathroom, two-level home is asking buyers to come up with $3.95 million to make it theirs.That’s just a touch over $1.3 million per bedroom.Of course, it comes with a few bells and whistles.There’s the riverfront position of course, but it’s the fitout that will have your dinner guests green with envy.The villa includes an open plan living and kitchen space with Miele appliances, wine cellar and butler’s pantry. The rear view of 1/98 Thorn Street, Kangaroo Point is a winner 1/98 Thorn Street, Kangaroo Point in the Mon Reve complex is re-benchmarking villa life, with a price tag to match. 1/98 Thorn Street Kangaroo Point Brisbane Mon Reve Qld 4169When talking about villa’s the usual image is of a small, lowset attached brick home that’s a replication of it’s neighbours and pitched at the affordable end of the market.Than there’s this.center_img The fitout is very high endThe main bedroom opens onto a private poolside patio, while a library shares the second level with two more bedrooms.The villa has a floor area of 455sq m plus 125sq m of courtyard.The home also has access to the Mon Reve common area facilities such as swimming pool, gym and sauna.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair or Facebook at Kieran Clair — journolast_img read more

Gold Coast penthouse sells for more than $5 million

first_img150/59 Pacific St, Main Beach.CoreLogic data reveals the property last changed hands in 2014 for $4.06 million.A heated pool, theatre, bar and wine cellar are among its standout features. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago150/59 Pacific St, Main Beach.“Both the buyers and sellers are ecstatic over the purchase,” he said.Mr Graham said he had 67 groups through the property over the campaign. “It was one of the best received properties on the market for some time,” he said. “It was because of its size of 836sq m with the views that were on offer — you’re unable to purchase anything like it at any other building. It’s value for money.” 150/59 Pacific St, Main Beach sold for more than $5 million.A MAIN Beach penthouse has changed hands for more than $5 million.The Xanadu North three-level luxury residence hit the market in December and sold in 32 days.While Robert Graham of Ray White Prestige wouldn’t reveal the exact sale price of 150/59 Pacific St, he said it sold in line with the price guide on the expressions of interest campaign. center_img 150/59 Pacific St, Main Beach.last_img read more

Schedule of Executive Committee Meetings to organzie District Sports Festivals.

first_img 26 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Sharecenter_img Share NewsSports Schedule of Executive Committee Meetings to organzie District Sports Festivals. by: – April 24, 2011 The Sports Division of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports continues its thrust to organize communities so they can be at the fore front in the development of their sporting activities.Follow up meetings of Executives Committees will be intensified during the coming weeks to prepare and mobilize communities for the commencement of the District Sports Festivals which is scheduled  will begin in the Southern District on May 15 at the Geneva Playing Field.Meetings have been scheduled as follows:Tuesday April 26 – Petite Savanne Village Council Office  7.00p.mThursday April 28 – Dubique Resource Centre – 6.30p.mSaturday April 30 – Bellevue Primary School 7.00p.mThursday May 6 – Pichelin Community Centre 7.00p.m.Committees are reminded that sensitization of representatives to field the various teams is key as the deadline for registration of teams is Thursday May 12. Abraham BrowneSports Officer Southlast_img read more

Lights Remain Out At Osgood Christmas Display

first_imgThe Lohrum Christmas Extravaganza began in 1997 and is located a half mile north of Jac-Cen- Del High School on U.S. 421 in Osgood. (Image: Facebook)A Christmas display near Osgood has caused some controversy throughout the tri-state.Organizers of the Lohrum Christmas Extravaganza turned off the 60,000 light display, after they were informed that those driving by could be ticketed if they slowed down to view it.Area residents expressed concern following reports that the town may have forced the lights to be turned off. The decision to shut the display off was made by the family, according to their Facebook page.“When we posted the Board of Directors for Lohrum Christmas Extravaganza we meant for our organization and not the town board. The authorities (police) did not tell us to shut them off and nowhere on the page was that said. We (the Lohrum’s) made the call to shut down because we did not want any more issues to arise,” the family clarified on Sunday.The family has been in contact with the Ripley County Sheriffs Office after authorities received complaints of people stopping on the road, or pulling into the front yards of neighbors to get a view of the display.According to Ripley County Sheriff Tom Grills, a citation could be given to a driver if they obstruct the flow of traffic. However, authorities have not forced the Lohrum’s to turn the display off.The light display began in 1997 and is located a half mile north of Jac-Cen- Del High School on U.S. 421 in Osgood. The display expanded to over 25,000 lights animated to music after receiving additional lights that belonged to Joe Day of Versailles. Day operated a light display for 32 years prior to passing away in 2011.The display may be lit up again on Christmas Eve.last_img read more

Snedeker out of Accenture Match Play

first_img He hopes to return for the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral in three weeks and told the PGA Tour website: “I certainly will miss competing in the Accenture Match Play Championship.” His withdrawal follows that of Mickelson, who is simply taking the week off to be with his family after five straight tournaments, and opens up a place for Sweden’s world number 66 Fredrik Jacobson in the 64-man field. If there are no more pull-outs Jacobson will take on world number one McIlroy next Wednesday and 65th-ranked Lowry will tackle Woods, while Austrian Bernd Wiesberger is now on stand-by. Press Association Golf’s hottest player Brandt Snedeker has been ruled out of next week’s Accenture Match Play in Arizona with a rib injury – and that means Ireland’s Shane Lowry is now in line to play Tiger Woods rather than Rory McIlroy.center_img Snedeker, who in his last three events has come second to Woods, second to Phil Mickelson and then first at Pebble Beach, started feeling soreness in his ribcage at the Humana Challenge last month and had more trouble last Thursday. Currently on holiday with his family in Hawaii, the world number four will return to his Nashville home later this week and is then scheduled to see a specialist, who has already suggested immediate rest and does not perceive this as a long-term issue. last_img read more

Syracuse blows 3-run lead in 7th inning, falls 6-4 in extras to Hofstra

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 21, 2015 at 7:40 pm Despite taking a three-run lead into the seventh inning, Syracuse (17-26, 1-13 Atlantic Coast) fell 6-4 to Hofstra (26-11-1, 11-3 Colonial Athletic) in eight innings in Hempstead, New York.Both teams were held scoreless until the fifth inning when each scored a run. SU left fielder Annie Toczynski opened the scoring with a solo blast to left field.In the sixth inning, Julie Wambold stepped to the plate with runners on second and third and promptly singled up the middle, scoring one. After a groundout, designated player Rachel Burkhardt singled down the right-field line, scoring two more.Sydney O’Hara replaced Jocelyn Cater on the mound to start the seventh, holding a 4-1 lead. But O’Hara managed to get only one out while allowing two hits and two walks, including a two-run home run.Cater came back into the game with runners on first and second and walked the first batter, loading the bases. After designated player Megan Patierno fouled out, Cater walked first baseman Brittany Allocca to tie the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCater struck out the next batter for her 11th punch-out of the game, sending the game into extra innings. Corinne Ozanne led off by getting hit by a pitch, but the next three Orange batters were retired.After Cater got the first out of the bottom half of the eighth, left fielder Chloe Fitzgerald singled. Center fielder Caryn Bailey followed three pitches later with a walk-off home run to left.In all, Cater allowed three runs, seven hits and six walks in seven innings. Though SU tallied seven hits for the game, only five Orange batters reached base in the game.Syracuse returns home for its final games of the season with a three-game set against Virginia (15-36, 4-17 ACC), beginning with a doubleheader on April 25. Commentslast_img read more

No. 24 Syracuse drops matchup with No. 6 Duke, 6-1

first_img Published on March 4, 2016 at 8:01 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+ Despite winning two of its three doubles matches, No. 24 Syracuse (8-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) fell to No. 6 Duke (10-1, 3-0), 6-1, on Friday, in Durham, North Carolina.Syracuse is now 0-3 versus the Blue Devils since joining the ACC in 2013. The Orange was swept in singles play on Friday at Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center.To open the match, Nicole Mitchell and Maria Tritou fell, 2-6. But Dina Hegab and Anna Shkudun followed with a 6-3 win to even doubles play, 1-1.With a 7-5 win, Gabriela Knutson and Valeria Salazar gave Syracuse the doubles point and remained undefeated at 5-0.But the Blue Devils, who entered Friday on a five-match win streak, continued its hot play after doubles. Four of SU’s five losses in singles ended in consecutive sets.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFreshman Tritou was the only SU player to win a set in singles. She dropped her match 6-2, 2-6, 3-6 and fell to 6-3 on the year.The country’s No. 42 singles player, Shkudun, was dominated by Chalena Scholl, 6-0, 6-1. As Syracuse’s No. 1 singles player, Shkudun has lost two of her last three matches.Hegab and Knutson also fell 2-6, 3-6 and 6-7, 4-6, respectively. Knutson began the year 7-0 in singles, but has since dropped two straight. Hegab (8-1) is no longer undefeated after the loss.The Orange travels to Raleigh to play North Carolina State (6-3, 0-2) on Sunday. First serve is set for 10 a.m. Commentslast_img read more

Freddie Longe – IMG Arena will deliver fresh prospects for betting innovation

first_img IMG Arena nets major media extension with Brazil’s Liga Nacional de Basquete August 19, 2020 DraftKings CBO – Industry ‘only just scratched the surface’ of US sports betting July 16, 2020 StumbleUpon IMG ARENA boosts table tennis offering with WTT deal July 9, 2020 Share Related Articles Share Submit Last November, leading international sports marketing agency, publisher and data distributor IMG launched its industry-specific ‘IMG Arena’ division, seeking to deliver innovation and audience dynamics for all betting stakeholders.The standalone division is led by Freddie Longe Managing Director, who details to SBC how IMG Arena will utilise all active corporate components to shake-up betting’s legacy tech values and market propositions… ________________SBC: Freddie, great to speak to you on IMG Arena. 2018 was a disruptive year for all sports stakeholders, why did IMG launch a specific unit supporting its sports betting operations/functions? Freddie Longe (Managing Director at IMG Arena): IMG has been successfully serving the sports betting industry since 2012, when we introduced our tennis data service that has gone on to set the gold standard for data delivery.We have now created a standalone division that continues to leverage the scale, expertise and reputation of IMG, yet is very much its own entity, with a high level of autonomy.IMG Arena is focused on bringing sport and sports betting closer together through a selection of world-class products and services.This was immediately highlighted with the announcement of our exclusive, multi-year partnership with the PGA TOUR, where we will distribute live shot by shot data for sports betting and media purposes. We believe our approach will revolutionise in-play golf betting as a fan-first experience that is centred around the consumer and genuinely delivers on their expectations in a digital age.SBC: Can you detail further insight on developing ‘fan-first’ propositions and innovations and how they can impact sports betting’s current value chain? FL: For many years, we have been working with rights holders to create propositions that allow the organisations and sports betting operators to truly engage with fans, as particularly demonstrated by our work in tennis and now in golf.Working with the PGA TOUR, official data will be collected via the ShotLink® system. Through an elaborate network of walking scorers, lasers and greenside cameras, this will yield a rich set of data points from each shot in PGA TOUR competition in real time. IMG Arena will then use this to develop a range of innovative golf products that will provide golf fans with new and exciting ways to enjoy the sport. The difference is the increased level of immersion that will enable unseen levels of spectator participation. In turn, this boosts engagement and enjoyment, stimulating new betting opportunities.SBC: As sports betting enters 2019, what dynamics do you believe that the industry does not understand with regards to nurturing modern sports audiences? FL: The industry has, to a certain extent, been guilty of taking sports audiences for granted, pushing products that are not first and foremost fan-focused. That is where we believe the opportunity lies. In some cases, it will be relatively simple refinements to what’s already on offer, but there is also the potential for completely different ways of thinking.SBC: IMG operates multiple legacy functions for global sports (data, content, publishing, agency representation) how will these components be utilised for IMG Arena’s future development? FL: Our company heritage as IMG and part of the wider Endeavor group means we are uniquely placed to shake up the market. We bring a level of multi-faceted knowledge and experience that is simply unmatched by other providers in the sports betting space. IMG is a world-leader in sports, events, media and fashion, operating across the globe. The potential for identifying synergies, implementing learnings and driving creativity is enormous.SBC: Launching IMG Arena, you have stated that you will be actively targeting new US market propositions. Why is innovation such a crucial component for the future of US betting? FL: Innovation is crucial in all markets and this will be pushed to the extreme in the US, a hugely developed and digitally-savvy nation. Look at US sport broadcasting – the presentation is incredibly innovative and sophisticated and gives a good indication of the level of user experience that sports bettors will demand. US sport fans are used to being transported to the heart of the action. They are furnished with intricate and advanced information and enjoy footage captured from an array of camera angles on the best possible equipment. It’s still early days for sports betting in the US, but as it develops and matures, only a world-leading product will suffice in the market.      ________________________________Freddie Longe – Managing Director –  IMG Arenalast_img read more

Why did the Big Ten move Ohio State vs. Michigan? Making sense of The Game’s new date on 2020 football schedule

first_imgThe schedule at least left some wiggle room, however. Both teams have bye weeks on Nov. 14, and the open date on Nov. 28 for all the teams is built in just in case the COVID-19 pandemic forces more games to be moved around. Perhaps Michigan-Ohio State gets moved again at some point, but you can’t root for that to happen. That would mean the schedule has been affected even more by the pandemic. Nobody wants that.  At least we still get The Game. Michigan and Ohio State fans live for it every single day. That’s why that text happened seconds after the announcement. That’s why Sept. 24 will not feel the same.   Especially if and when they move Ohio State-Michigan from its traditional noon slot to primetime. “It’s heartbreaking, to be honest with you. But adaptability, sacrifice are all gonna be critical on everyone’s part,” Meyer said on the Big Ten Network. Meyer knows the rivalry best. He was 7-0 as a head coach against the Wolverines. The Big Ten, however, sacrificed its biggest tradition. You can try to understand the Big Ten logic and television networks’ decision-making process. They want to make sure that big-time rivalry game happens to help drive the revenue that could be lost if the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forces a partial cancellation of the 2020 college football season. They took a cue from the Pac-12, which put USC-UCLA in its opening week on Sept. 26.  MORE: Ranking every top five showdown between Michigan and Ohio StateThe Game has been one-sided, with the Buckeyes winning 15 of the past 16 meetings. Rumors that The Game would be moved were floated last week, so at least there was some preparation for it. That’s the why. You try to make some sense of it all, then you see it makes no sense at all. It still leads to some illogical conclucsions. If you’re going to move it up just to get it in, then why not put it in September? Why would you slot that game in the middle of October? Why not try to provide a sense of normalcy in that unstable environment? The reaction from both sides is the truth. The Game — even in the current college football landscape — belongs in the last week of the regular season. If Indiana and Purdue can play for the Old Oaken Bucket in the final week of the regular season on Nov. 21, then Ohio State and Michigan can play in that slot, too. Look at both teams’ schedules. The Buckeyes are playing Michigan before Halloween, and they play an equally important game in terms of the Big Ten East race at Penn State on Nov. 7. Why not move that game up instead?  Ohio State has a bye week before the regular-season finale against Iowa. Nothing screams Senior Day quite like a home game at The Shoe against the Hawkeyes.  The schedule doesn’t do Michigan any favors either, other than bringing Michigan State back to the Big House for a second straight season. The Wolverines have to play Wisconsin the week after The Game, and they close the season with Maryland on Nov. 7 and a road game at Northwestern on Nov. 21.  By moving the game, the buildup to The Game has been effectively wiped out. November simply doesn’t mean as much. You’ve seen this with other rivalries, such as Bedlam between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, which is no longer played in the final week of the regular season. It’s a precedent that might change college football’s best rivalry.  For a conference that thrives on tradition and holds that rivalry between Michigan and Ohio State so close, it’s a move that concedes that the entire regular season might not happen. Ohio State and Michigan design their programs around those three-and-a-half-hours. Legacies are defined by it. It’s always been that way. Will it always be that way after 2020? Even if Michigan-Ohio State does happen, it won’t feel the same. You’ll have ruined Halloween for the losing fan base. You’ll have taken away those Thanksgiving week traditions both sides enjoy so much. There is still something to be said for trying to play the game at the right time, even in the current conditions. That’s the way it should be. The 2007 HBO documentary “Michigan vs. Ohio State: The Rivalry” painted that tradition best during a montage that illustrates how much that tradition means to both sides of the rivalry. A voiceover says it all:  “One of the things that makes the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry so great and separates it from other sports rivalries is not only does it happen once a year, it happens at the same time every year. And all great traditions in most cultures happen at the same time.” The players can say what they want. Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields talked about Michigan on a teleconference Tuesday.  Justin Fields is ready for the Michigan game.”I don’t care when we play that team up north,” he said. “I just want to play them and beat the brakes off them.”— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) August 4, 2020For the fans, however, it cuts deeper. It does not matter how many fans — if any — are allowed in Ohio Stadium for that game. It does not matter who has the better record. The Game is the most important thing on the schedule — and if you think fans are over-reacting, wait and see what happens if the SEC moves the Iron Bowl between Alabama and Auburn up to October.   “Why are they not making the OSU/Mich game last game of the season?”  That’s the text I received from a thread with my three best friends seconds after the Big Ten schedule was released Wednesday morning. Michigan will play at Ohio State on Oct. 24 this year — a change that former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said “takes your breath away.”  last_img read more