first_imgAs Americans everywhere are waking up to the stark realization that Donald Trump was actually elected to be our next President, supporters of Democratic party hopeful Bernie Sanders can’t help but ask the question “what if?” When you consider the collusion between Hillary Clinton and former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schulz, it’s easy to see why Bernie supporters feel cheated now more than ever.It’s no surprise, then, that one of Bernie’s biggest supporters – Phish drummer Jon Fishman – has vocalized his disappointment once again. After taking aim at the “fucking sociopath” Donald Trump last week, Fishman has set his sights on the DNC for actually letting Trump win.In a new Facebook post, Fish says, “Well, thank you Debbie Wasserman Shultz, and the entire DNC crew for fucking our entire country over with your shortsighted stupidity, elitism, lying, cheating, greed and arrogance.”You can read his full post below.Well, thank you Debbie Wasserman Shultz, and the entire DNC crew for fucking our entire country over with your shortsighted stupidity, elitism, lying, cheating, greed and arrogance.And thank you Hillary Clinton for loving your country so much that you too were willing to lie and cheat to no end in order to win in the primaries.Because of the failure of both Clinton and the DNC to accept the challenge Sanders presented on a level playing field the DNC ended up fielding its second best candidate this time instead of its best.Hillary was never a woman of the people and sucked at selling herself as such.Trump is no man of the people either, but he sure knows how to sell it.Bernie actually is a man of the people.Had Bernie been the democratic candidate the American people would have ultimately been able to tell the difference between the salesman and the real deal. Both Hillary Clinton and the DNC’s dishonest and selfish actions prevented that scenario from ever occurring. Otherwise, in all likelihood we’d all be celebrating an incoming President Sanders, which I think even Hillary herself would prefer to the current outcome.The RNC let the vetting of the primary process yield the best candidate it had to offer. Though many of us didn’t think it was very good, it still was the actual best they had. The DNC did not allow that process to occur, and as a result ended up fielding its second best candidate. Regardless, the DNC and Hillary Clinton were so arrogant as to think they could win with second best.Turns out also that all the alarm about third party votes siphoning off Hillary votes was unnecessary. She lost all by herself.Well, here’s to hoping I’m as wrong about Trump being a fucking sociopath as the DNC was thinking they could cheat their chosen candidate into the Oval Office.last_img read more

first_img CARTAGENA, Colombia – The leaders of the 33 countries participating in the VI Summit of the Americas unanimously delegated the Organization of American States (OAS) the task of carrying out further studies on strategies to fight narcotics throughout the region. “The governments of the Americas agreed with the need to analyze the results of the drug policy that is in place and explore new approaches in order to be more effective,” Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said after the conclusion of the summit in Cartagena. The goal, Santos said, is to discover whether there are more effective and less expensive alternatives that will curb narco-trafficking and drug consumption. “A lot of the discussions about this topic are based on assumptions, but where are the studies that support these assumptions?” he asked. But not all of the issues discussed on April 14 and 15 by the national leaders of the Americas led to consensus, as the heads of state did not sign the traditional declaration that ends the summit because they couldn’t agree whether Cuba should be allowed to participate in upcoming OAS meetings. “At this meeting, we showed for the first time in the history of the summit that there are no forbidden issues,” Santos said. “We talked about all of the issues in a frank and respectful manner.” Mexican President Felipe Calderón agreed, as he stressed the importance of having started a more “objective” dialogue on issues that had never before been discussed by OAS member states. “The fact that, at this sixth summit, we talked about drug policy and about Cuba’s inclusion at the next meeting of the Americas, represents a radical and unthinkable change,” Calderón said. During the meetings, several presidents emphasized the possibility of analyzing proposals that included consumer countries. “The idea is to seek alternatives that allow for the building of a comprehensive policy that covers supply, demand and the fight against drug trafficking and organized crime; one that includes preventive measures and seeks to rebuild the social fabric,” Calderón said. One of the measures already announced by the 33 participating countries is the creation of the Inter-American Center against Organized Crime, which will be headquartered in Mexico at the suggestion of Calderón. “We want it to work, so we’re going to take the first steps to organize it,” he said. “We’re going to create the center and we’re going to invite other countries, organize meetings and provide technical assistance because the idea is to build a continental network that sets forth the policies and actions to be implemented in this area.” Even without the traditional final declaration, the heads of state and government representatives signed a statement regarding the need to join forces to confront and combat “transnational organized crime” in the Americas. In the statement, they say they are “deeply concerned” because international organized crime is a major threat to the safety and welfare of all of the countries present at the VI Summit. Strong institutions and economies to protect against drugs “In those societies where you’ve got strong institutions, you’ve got strong business investment, you’ve got rule of law, you have a law enforcement infrastructure that is sound, and an economy that’s growing — that country is going to be like a healthy body that is more immune (to drugs),” U.S. President Barack Obama said during a panel discussion alongside Santos and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on April 14. Obama stressed the need for employment and education alternatives that would help to “solve this problem.” Alternatives to the current strategy for combating drug trafficking, such as legalization, which had been defended by some presidents prior to the summit, did not resonate publicly during the event. “Brazil, Mexico, Chile and Argentina, for example, did not comment publicly on this during the Summit,” says Marta Lucía Ramírez, who was Colombia’s Minister of Defense from 2002 to 2003, under Álvaro Uribe. “That is a sign that governments need time and further research before reaching any conclusions.” Given the discussions held during the VI Summit, consideration of new strategies for combating drugs should now take place at the intercontinental level, with greater participation from other countries in shaping policies and making decisions, said Arlene Tickner, a professor of International Relations at the Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia. “Nobody expected them to reach a consensus, but it would have been better if, instead of delegating this to the OAS, the countries themselves took on this difficult task of analyzing new proposals,” Tickner said. Economic integration More possibilities for greater regional integration were presented during the panel discussion among presidents Santos, Obama and Rousseff at the Business Summit, which brought together government officials and approximately 700 business leaders from the region. The three heads of state reinforced their common interest in working for economic integration in the Americas. Rousseff, the president of the world’s sixth-largest economy, said a regional economic integration should be carried out “among equals.” “[The United States], in addition to being a leader in science and technology, must take the lead in working to ensure that regional relations take place on equal footing,” Rousseff said. Rousseff also urged development banks, particularly the IDB, to become “closely” involved in this regional integration. Obama committed to working in partnership with Latin America in order to “move in a better direction,” with greater collaboration. “We’re ready to do business,” he said. “We are open to a partnership. We don’t expect to be able to dictate the terms of that partnership – we expect it to be a negotiation based on mutual interest and mutual respect.” By Dialogo April 16, 2012last_img read more

first_imgOne of the modern bathrooms.“It has new floors, a brand new kitchen, and it has gone from two bathrooms to three,” Mrs Erskine said.“We also added a full outdoor kitchen (and) now the house is nice and modern.” Mrs Erskine said the house had been a great place for her two children to grow, with enough room to allow everyone to have their own space. The raked ceilings continue to be a feature in the living areas.Mrs Erskine believed the property could be suited to either a developer or family, given the size of the 3857sq m block.“Because of the size of the home, living area and such a big space at the front for the kids to play, it would suit a family.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 The house at 121 Bray Rd, Lawnton, is for sale.THIS Lawnton house was always destined to be a flip for Donna and Rob Erskine.However, it ended up being a family home of five years. There are beautiful exposed timber ceilings.The couple undertook renovations over the time they lived in the home, with the bulk of it completed within the first two years.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The rest they had finished within the last six months.center_img The kitchen comes with an impressive stove.It was the custom kitchen, however, that was her pick of the rooms, often enjoying cooking savoury dishes.“The kitchen is my heaven, I love my kitchen,” she said.“It’s got a 1500mm, big, gourmet stove.“It’s got wow factor.”The stove is as impressive as Mrs Erskine suggested, with a teppanyaki plate, deep fryer and two ovens — one of which has a rotisserie. Relax at the undercover area by the pool.Mrs Erskine said she saw the potential in the 121 Bray Rd home, despite what was a dated appearance.“It was like winding back the clock to the 1970s when you first looked at it,” Mrs Erskine said.“I was drawn to the potential of where renovations could take the property and the large space it provided.”last_img read more

first_imgLNG World News Staff Illustration purposes only (Image courtesy of Engie)Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority has approved the construction of two LNG production and storage facilities in Turkish provinces of Afyonkarahisar and Çorum.The application to construct the two facilities has been filed with the authority by LNG Gaz Üretim Depolama ve Satış.The company’s president Cevat Evliyaoğlu told Anadolu Agency that the proposed projects would be the country’s first LNG production and non-marine facilities.The regulator is currently working on the pricing and tariffs in related to the facility operations that will open the gates for talks with financial institutions to secure financing for the projects, he added.Turkey is currently ranked third among natural gas importers in Europe, however, the country has seen hard times securing enough gas storage capacity.The country usually stores its natural gas reserves in underground storage facilities and has over the last couple of years launched two FSRU-based import terminals.The approved projects would bring online a small-scale production plant with a 208 cubic meters per day of LNG and 2,000 cubic meters of storage.The costs are estimated at $35 million with the development date set for June this year with an eye on completion within 18 months.last_img read more

first_imgAbibuag was caught on the strength of anarrest warrant around 10:50 a.m. on March 19, the report added. Police officers served the warrantissued by Judge Frances Guanzon of the Regional Trial Court Branch 62 in BagoCity dated Feb. 26, 2020. BACOLOD City – The court recommended nobail bond for the temporary liberty of a drug suspect arrested in Barangay Zone16, Talisay City, Negros Occidental. Tagged suspect was 42-year-old resident JovensonAbibuag, a police report showed. The suspect was detained in thecustodial facility of the Talisay City police station, facing charges forviolation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of2002./PNlast_img

first_imgVersailles, In. — Indiana State Police have honored troopers from around the state for exemplary efforts in the performance of their duties at a ceremony in Indianapolis, Indiana.  During the awards ceremony, four troopers from the Versailles Post received awards.Joe MayTrooper Joe May was recognized as being the 2018 “District Trooper of the Year” for the Versailles District.  This award is presented annually to a trooper from each ISP district who best demonstrates professionalism, integrity, and dedication while excelling in criminal enforcement, traffic enforcement, and community involvement.  Lt. Paul Adams, Versailles District Commander stated, ” Trooper May continuously excels in the performance of his job.  He is a valuable asset to the mission of the Indiana State Police.”  Trp. May is an 11 year veteran of the Indiana State Police and is assigned to the Versailles District All Crime Policing Squad.Trooper David Owsley, a 12 year veteran of the Indiana State Police, was given a “Life Saving Award” for his efforts in saving the life of man in Jefferson County, Indiana in December of 2018.  Trp. Owsley responded to a report of a man suffering from a gunshot wound inside of a residence.  Upon arriving at the scene, Trp. Owsley applied tourniquets to the man’s leg.  As a result of Trp. Owsley’s actions, the man survived his injuries.  Trp. Owsley has received two previous life saving awards during his career with ISP.James HerbertTrooper James Herbert was honored with the Versailles District’s DUI Award for arresting the most impaired drivers (62) in the Versailles District in 2018.  Lt. Paul Adams recently stated, “Trooper Herbert’s efforts in DUI enforcement have undoubtedly made the roads safer by arresting impaired drivers. Due to his efforts, he quite possibly saved lives.” Trp. Herbert is a five year veteran of the Indiana State Police.Nicholas AlbrectchtTrooper Herbert as well as Trooper Nicholas Albrecht, a four year veteran of ISP, were both given  “Combat Action Awards” for their actions in the line of duty.  In April of 2017, both troopers responded to a domestic disturbance in Jennings County.  After arriving on scene, both troopers encountered an armed male outside of the residence.  The suspect fired a shot in the direction of the officers, causing the troopers to return fire.  The suspect ultimately barricaded himself inside of the residence before eventually surrendering to officers at the scene.  They were both given awards for their actions in a stressful and life threatening situation.last_img read more

first_imgPositive Cases in District 9COVID-19 deaths in District 9Statewide—The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) announced that 431 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 today.  A total of 12,097 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus.  To date, 67,264 tests have been reported to ISDH and a total of 630 Hoosiers have died to date.Locally, Decatur County has a total of 171 positive cases and 20 deaths (up 3 cases and 2 death, respectively), Franklin County has 91 positive cases (1 new case) and 7 deaths, and Ripley County has 83 positive cases (up 1 new case) and 3 deaths.last_img

first_imgGreensburg, IN —Many of the 4-H livestock project members began preparing months before COVID -19 became a reality. While the entire Decatur Co. 4-H Council is focusing on what must happen to host a very modified live show for these 4-H members, the traditional 4-H auction to reward these young people for their hard work is not going to happen in the traditional way.This is where Decatur County Farm Bureau Incorporated is stepping up and asking our community to pull together an alternative. It is asking you to join this cause with your monetary support.It believes that not having an auction will be extremely detrimental for this year’s and future 4-Hers. Helping connect support for the 4-H members has the potential to directly impact those in livestock projects and offers a different, better outcome in these unprecedented times.Decatur County Farm Bureau Inc. has set up an account to collect donations through the Napoleon State Bank: “Decatur County 4-H Livestock Auction Supporters”. It hopes to raise as much money as possible to give back to 4-Hers who are involved in the 4-H livestock projects that would normally benefit at the traditional 4-H livestock auction. It is only intended for this fundraiser to be a 1-year solution. It is our hope that next year the Decatur County 4-H Fair will return with great success and once again there will be the traditional 4-H auction.There are two options for collecting your donation. You may go directly with your donation to any of the Napoleon State Bank branches –Greensburg (2 branches), Westport, and Napoleon. Location addresses are provided below; or mail a check that will be deposited into the same account for you. Donation deadline is August 15, 2020.Checks should be made payable to: Decatur County 4-H Livestock Auction Supporters.If mailing a check, please send to:ATTN Chris Whipple, 122 W Main St, Greensburg, IN 47240All funds collected will be given to the Decatur Co. 4-H Council to be used to support 4-H Livestock members who would participate in the Decatur County 4-H Livestock Auction. No donor will receive direct monetary benefit from their donation. However, as a supporter of the Decatur County 4-H Livestock Auction – donors will receive name recognition if you choose to have your name, business, club or other identity on the donor list.last_img read more

first_imgMelbourne: Organisers of the ICC T20 World Cup are optimistic of organising of a successful tournament even if it directly competing with Australia’s football codes due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.The men’s T20 World Cup, slated to be played from October 18 to November 15, has come under doubts due to the coronavirus outbreak which has brought the entire sporting calendar to a grinding halt.With both the Australian Football League (AFL) and National Rugby League (AFL) seasons suspended, they may now clash with the T20 World Cup when they resume.“We’re wanting to give ourselves the best possible chance of going ahead as planned, so there’s no imminent or quick decision,” Nick Hockley, chief executive of the T20 World Cup organising committee, was quoted as saying by“Hopefully it’s all resolved and we go ahead. In the event that it isn’t completely resolved, we are looking at all the different scenarios. Which is only prudent.“They are collective discussions involving the organising committee, the ICC, all the members. We will keep everyone updated if anything changes. But for now, we’re just under seven months away … we’ve got a bit of time,” he added.The postponed AFL and NRL seasons will now almost certainly last long beyond September if they resume.“We really feel for the winter codes, obviously they’re doing it very tough,” Hockley said.“In the event they have extended seasons … we still think the World Cup is a really strong proposition that might not come here again for 10 or 20 years.“We’re very encouraged already by the take up in terms of ticket sales,” he added.Speculations are rife that the T20 World Cup might be cancelled. The BCCI is now looking at the October-November window to host the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) which stands suspended till April 15 and chances of it being held in the near future are highly unlikely.But the move can only be possible if the ICC decides to postpone the World T20 that is to be held later in the year.However, ICC has made it clear though that the T20 World Cup is still on as planned and there have been no talks of postponement.Also read: Pay cut of Premier League players will hurt tax returns: Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA)Also watch: Coronavirus Preventive Measures: Dr. Navanil Barua in exclusive interview with The Sentinel Digitallast_img read more

first_imgYear two of the Andy Enfield era will come to a close soon. Barring an unlikely upset of UCLA at Pauley Pavilion or an unexpected run through the Pac-12 conference tournament, the Trojans will finish the season with a 3-15 record in conference play and 11 wins overall.In terms of a win-loss record, this year marks a slight increase from last season’s 2-16 march through conference play. Unless the Trojans are able to pull off a first-round upset in the Pac-12 tournament, they will match the overall win total of last year’s squad with 11 total victories.As frustrating as the record might be, there are some subtle indications of a program on the rise. Last season, the Trojans were blown out of the majority of conference games, losing by double-digits in more than half of their matchups. This season the team kept it closer, with six conference games being decided in the final few minutes. Unfortunately, the Trojans were on the losing end of all of these games, which is why the record only reflects a marginal improvement.Ultimately, though, it’s not good enough to just be close. College basketball isn’t horseshoes, and winning matters. As the great coach Bill Parcells says, “You are what your record says you are.”For the second-straight season, that makes the Trojan basketball team a fixture as a basement dweller. It would be inane to put the team’s dismal performance the last two seasons solely on Enfield. The second-year coach entered a bleak situation, coming into a program absolutely devoid of talent.He has made a few quality moves to rectify the situation, bringing in a respectable freshman class this past season. In addition to highly touted recruit Jordan McLaughlin, Enfield was able to nab Elijah Stewart who was the 2014 LA City Section Player of the Year for Westchester. Next year, local ESPN top-100 prospects Bennie Boatwright and Chimezie Metu will headline another solid recruiting class.Both McLaughlin and Stewart have shown flashes of their potential during the season, turning in a few excellent performances throughout the year. Additionally, freshman Malik Marquetti has turned into one of the best defenders on this year’s team. So there are certainly some positives when evaluating the team and the future of the program.It would be impetuous to call for Enfield’s job after only two seasons, as next year will be the true indicator of whether or not he is the right man to be at the helm of the Trojan program. There are many areas where the Trojans can improve in order to really field a competitive basketball team in a power conference.USC needs another point guard to complement McLaughlin. Though he had a decent showing as a freshman, McLaughlin’s nagging shoulder issues that originated in high school are cause for concern. Offseason surgery might fix that issue, but it doesn’t address the bigger problem. The bulk of McLaughlin’s game is centered on driving through the lane; there is a high probability that constantly exposing his slight frame will always put him at a risk for injury.Furthermore, a point guard should be one of the best free-throw shooters on the team. McLaughlin cost the team repeatedly with an inability to shoot a high percentage from the line. Instead of relying on a platoon of Julian Jacobs, Katin Reinhardt and company to bring up the ball when McLaughlin is out next season, the team should be looking for a point guard to add to the 2015 recruiting class.In Enfield’s up-tempo system, athleticism and outside shooting prowess are of paramount importance. The Trojans were certainly athletic this season, but they were inept from outside the arc. Arguably the best shooter on the team, Kahlil Dukes, rarely sees the floor. The only other consistent outside threat was Reinhardt, who fluctuated between outstanding performances and turning invisible on the court.What USC really needs is a few players who can knock down an open 3-point shot consistently. It doesn’t matter how athletic all five guys are if every team packs it in with a zone because they aren’t the least bit concerned about the 3-point shot.The team showed promise this season, and hopefully they can build on that moving forward. The Trojans have a few key pieces, and with the right recruits and improved player development, they can move forward in the rebuilding process. Next year will answer a lot of questions.last_img read more