Yes, hard right does follow Christianity

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThank you for Shelby Bryson’s Feb. 13 letter, “Hard-right is not in line with Christianity”: Unfortunately, in actuality, the hard-right IS in line with Christianity, the world’s largest religion. It’s rather Jesus-belief, New Testament faith in the Lord Jesus of Nazareth, that the hard-right is not in line with.The Old Testament shows us what the world was like before Jesus died for our sins. Jesus radically changed the world by dying on the cross and rising from the dead. Jesus saying, “It is finished” just before dying means that he had fulfilled the Old Testament and replaced it with the New Testament as the contract under which to live.The verses Shelby quotes are all from the New Testament, the employee’s manual of Jesus believers. Christians use the Bible, which is only three parts New Testament to 10 parts Old Testament. If you mix just three parts of green with 10 parts of red, the color you get will still look red. In the same way, the Bible as used by Christians pretty much looks like the Old Testament.Joel NelsonSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%Troopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stopSchenectady police reform sessions pivot to onlinelast_img read more

Remarks by Governor Wolf at Corporal Bryon Dickson Exit Dedication

first_img October 02, 2015 Remarks Interstate 84 Westbound, Exit Ramp #30Blooming Grove, PATRANSCRIPT:We are here to pay tribute to a hero. Corporal Bryon Dickson gave his life in the service of the people of Pennsylvania. Like his colleagues – including Alex Douglass here today – in the Pennsylvania State Police, he chose to serve his Commonwealth.And like his colleagues, he did this voluntarily. He did it knowing the risks he was taking for himself. And for his family. And his wife Tiffany. And his two sons – Bryon and Adam. And he paid the ultimate priceSo in dedicating this exit ramp to his memory, we are honoring him for his specific act of selfless heroism. But we are also honoring him for the valiant gesture he made to all of us in volunteering for this duty. For being so willing to serve us.This is a good time to reflect on the generosity of all who choose to serve us as public servants. Our society depends on good citizens like Corporal Dickson. People like Corporal Dickson keep us secure in our homes. They protect our neighborhoods. And they make our highways safer. We could not do the things we do in our daily lives if it weren’t for the good people like Corporal Dickson.From this point on, many people will take this exit and see this sign. Many of them will wonder who Corporal Dickson was and what he did. We need to do what we can to make sure we never forget him. We need to make sure we never forget what he did for us. And we need to make sure we never take for granted the noble and important things his fellow public servants do for us everyday.Thank you once again to Corporal Dickson’s family. And thanks to all the members of our Pennsylvania State Police.### SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Remarks by Governor Wolf at Corporal Bryon Dickson Exit Dedicationlast_img read more

F&C subject to £700m buyout from Canadian bank

first_imgHe added: “F&C and BMO both take pride in having built distinctive and engaging brands – grounded in a long history of trust – and we share a deeply held conviction in working in the best interests of our clients.”Richard Wilson, Downe’s counterpart at F&C, said changes implemented in recent years put the cpmpany in a good position to develop.“Looking forward, BMO represents a unique opportunity to broaden and accelerate our ambitions,” he said.“The products, geographic presence and cultures of both organisations are truly complementary, and, with BMO’s commitment to growth, this is clearly a very positive outcome for both our clients and employees. We look forward to joining the BMO organisation.”At the end of 2013, F&C reported assets under management (AUM) of £82bn, down from £95bn just 12 months’ prior.At the time, more than 80% of its AUM stemmed from European institutional clients, according to IPE’s Top 400 Asset Managers 2013. F&C Asset Management is set for a £700m (€845m) acquisition by the asset management arm of Canada’s Bank of Montreal in a deal that values the company at a nearly 30% premium over its pre-deal stock price.BMO Financial Group, both the bank and BMO Global Asset Management’s parent company, announced today that it would offer F&C shareholders 120 pence per share, significantly up from its 93.8 pence price at the end of last week and resulting in a £708m offer.The Canadian group said F&C’s board would unanimously recommend shareholders accept the deal, with the acquisition set to close in May, subject to regulatory approval.Bill Downe, CFO at BMO, praised F&C’s “established pedigree” in fixed income, equity and property investments.last_img read more

Man found dead

first_imgSalvador’s lifeless body was discovered by his aunt Helen Martinez, 56, around 7:35 a.m. on May 9, a police report showed.According to Martinez, Salvador was binge drinking and was not eating his daily meals days before the incident. Initial investigation conducted by the Talisay City police station showed no indication that the man was murdered.Martinez’s body was brought to a mortuary for a “post-mortem examination.”/PN BY MAE SINGUAY AND CYRUS GARDEBACOLOD City – He was found dead inside their house in Barangay Katilingban, Talisay City, Negros Occidental.Police identified him as 46-year-old Raul Salvador.last_img

Changes Loom For Southeast Indiana Red Cross

first_imgLAWRENCEBURG, Ind. – The American Red Cross is restructuring its Southeast Indiana Chapter, which has served Dearborn, Ripley, Ohio and Switzerland counties for the past three years.The Red Cross Chapter is currently headquartered in Lawrenceburg and holds a satellite office in Osgood, and is part of the Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region of the American Red Cross.On November 1, Ripley and Switzerland counties will become part of the Indianapolis Region. Dearborn and Ohio Counties will continue as part of the Greater Cincinnati Region.The move is part of a national restructuring effort and does not change services provided to the region.“This will not change in any way the coverage of the American Red Cross in any of these counties. We will still be there to help families after fires, tornados, floods, etc. We will still help families find their loved ones in the military. We will still be there to teach classes such as First Aid, CPR, AED, Swimming, and Baby Sitting,” said John Ryle, Executive Director of the Southeastern Indiana Chapter.This chapter has responded to every call over the past three years. They have worked with local fire departments, Emergency Management Agencies and local governments to provide comprehensive coverage for citizens.“Although I will not continue to serve as Executive Director, I plan to volunteer as I did before becoming a part of the staff. This organization offers a service that no other can. We are a part of the community and plan to stay that way,” stated Ryle.The American Red Cross is funded solely by donations and those interested in volunteering can contact (513) 579-3000 or access further information here.last_img read more

MPA’s 5-class proposal for high school basketball approved

first_imgROCKPORT — The Maine Principals’ Association’s proposal to add a fifth class to the state’s high school basketball ranks next season was approved Thursday morning.Membership voted in favor of the proposal 67-29.The change from the traditional four-class system is an effort to address a southward shift in the population that has contributed to declining school enrollments in northern Maine.A Class AA for the state’s largest basketball-playing schools is meant to reduce the gap between the largest and smallest schools within a class and create more balanced competition.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img

IAAF coaching workshop came at the ‘right time’ – AAG

first_imgTHE Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) and the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) is of the opinion that IAAF Instructor, Professor Oscar Gadea’s recent work with coaches that continues into the weekend came just at the right time.At a press conference held at the Guyana Olympic Association headquarters at Liliendaal, president of the AAG, Aubrey Hutson, expressed his satisfaction with the work done by Gadea.“What you might have found is that coaches would have been pushing some of the athletes a bit too hard, so what you will find here with Gadea especially in the future is that the transition of our athletes, because of what the coaches learnt, will be better and they will have longer careers, but certainly we will see the impact in years to come,” Huston noted.Professor Oscar Gadea, lauded the talent that exists in Guyana and the region and noted that it was a pleasure working with the coaches.“Guyana is developing fast and we must aid that, but I think all of the coaches are happy and we have put the theoretical aspect into practice, but we must have more of these programmes and not just have one maybe every five years. It must be consistent,” Gadea stressed.Assistant secretary/treasurer of the Guyana Olympic Association, Dion Nurse, shared that GOA was pleased to facilitate such a programme for the coaches and athletes, noting that it was part of the Olympic Solidarity funding.The coaching programme will conclude this weekend with a training camp for all Carifta hopefuls at the National Track and Field Centre, Leonora.last_img read more

Men’s basketball: Second-half surge carries Badgers over Sooners

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team won their third straight game Saturday, outscoring the University of Oklahoma Sooners by 23 in the second half to cruise to a 90-70 victory. The win avenges the team’s close loss a season ago to the out-of-conference foe and marks a big step in the right direction for a Badger squad that started off the season on a rocky note.Wisconsin was again led by one of their dynamic senior scorers as Nigel Hayes posted a season-high 28 points en route to the Badgers’ second consecutive win over a power-five team.Men’s basketball: Senior scorers lead No. 17 Wisconsin to victory over No. 22 SyracuseThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team showed massive improvements for the second consecutive game with a hot start riding Read…The Badgers started off slowly, trailing the Sooners for the entirety of the first half before turning things around in the second. The game was back-and-forth until a crucial turnover with 10 minutes left from Oklahoma sparked a 15-point Badger run.After a layup from Wisconsin sophomore forward Ethan Happ, Oklahoma tried to inbound the ball quickly but was called for stepping over the line in the process. The crowd and the Badgers subsequently erupted, scoring 15 unanswered to take a lead that wouldn’t be relinquished.Hayes posted another impressive performance, leading all players with 28 points and 6 assists on 8-for-13 shooting. It seems as though Hayes has found his form in the last couple of games after a slow start to the season, most likely due to his improved shot selection.“I haven’t told him don’t shoot 3s,” head coach Greg Gard said. “But I’ve just showed him, on paper, in terms of numbers and stats and on film where it makes him most effective and what it does for our team.”Hayes was attempting five three-pointers a game through the first six games of the season, shooting just 29 percent in the process. Over the last three games, Hayes has shot just two three-pointers, making both of them. He’s shot 58 percent over that span, and the Badgers are 3-0.“And that’s always Nigel’s main concern is how can our team be the best,” Gard said. “He’s motivated by winning more than anything else.”The Badgers also saw a spark from freshman D’Mitrik Trice, who stepped up in a game where senior Bronson Koenig wasn’t shooting particularly well, making just 5-for-16 shots.Trice scored a career-high 16 points on 6-for-8 shooting, including going 4-for-4 from beyond the arc. The freshman is now shooting an astonishing 65 percent (13-20) from downtown this season and is earning himself a regular role off the bench for the Badgers.The Badgers also saw 16 points from Koenig and Happ, highlighting the multiple sources of offense UW can draw on. Wisconsin now enters an easier part of their schedule with no ranked opponents before their second Big Ten conference game, taking on a top-ten Indiana University team on the road in January.Men’s basketball breakdown: Wisconsin cruises past Syracuse in top-25 matchupThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team rolled to a 77-60 win over Syracuse Tuesday night at the Kohl Center. Read…Wisconsin will be back on the hardwood Wednesday against Idaho State. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at the Kohl Center.last_img read more

Copa America: Targeted Messi says refs don’t want to protect him

first_imgArgentina captain Lionel Messi was at the centre of some rough tackles during their game with Colombia last Friday, and when he confronted the referee about it all, his complaints were shrugged off.According to the Barcelona superstar, the referee wasn’t prepared to give him any sort of protection, but instead reminded him how the game is played in South America.Messi admitted that he approached the official to talk about a few of the challenges he received during the game, but it fell on deaf ears.”I asked him about a couple of incidents and he said ‘This is South America and this is how the game is played here’,” Messi told Marca.“I guess they (referees) call the shots on the pitch and they choose what to allow.”The Argentine saw his side progress to the Copa America semi-finals, as they saw off Colombia in a closely contested penalty shootout. Messi has played in all four of Argentina’s Copa America games and has only managed to score one goal in the competition so far.–last_img read more

Whicker: Time to put the Astros controversy in the trash can

first_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Indeed, Correa doesn’t pretend the Astros were clean in 2017, at least in the regular season. But, again, it’s a much more complicated issue than see-ball, listen-for-banging-trash-can, hit-ball, win-game.Correa claims the Dodgers ramped up their postseason sign system to an unintelligible levelWhen Alex Bregman singled to win the infamous Game 5, the run-scorer was rookie pinch-runner Derek Fisher.“He hadn’t been on second base the whole series,” Correa said. “He doesn’t know what’s happening behind the plate. There are Morse Codes out there.”Plus, Houston won the World Series in Dodger Stadium, although the Wall Street Journal has pointed out that the Astros used their “Codebreaker” system to quickly process signs in road stadiums. Correa says Houston was not banging trash cans on the road.“Cody Bellinger’s job is to look for information,” Correa said. “If you don’t know the facts, you’ve got to shut the (deleted) up.”That hasn’t stopped anyone else.Little Leagues in Fullerton and Long Beach have banned teams from calling themselves Astros. Whether the Jetsons will be forced to rename their dog is undetermined.Yes, it’s encouraging to see people come out strongly against lying and cheating. But any child should be proud to wear Altuve’s jersey, and not just because it might fit.Altuve spent three years in a Rookie League. He earned his way, rung-by-rung. He has had four 200-hit seasons and three batting championships, and he was as deserving an MVP as there has ever been.The Dodgers are basking in their aggrievement, and that’s certainly a human and popular reaction. But they have no right to impugn a player and person of Altuve’s caliber.Correa says the Astros got to Game 7 of the 2019 World Series without cheating at all. But it won’t matter in 2020, when they’ll get booed from the moment their wheels hit the tarmac, when they’ll face up-and-in rockets from emboldened pitchers, when any win will be questioned and any loss celebrated.Removing the 2017 World Series title would be empty and stupid. But the reason GM Jeff Luhnow deserved much more than a one-year suspension, and the reason the Astros should have lost many more draft picks and dollars, is because justice is uneven.Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch will be eligible to return long before the retribution fades away. Players who weren’t with the Astros, or were still in the minors, will bear the shrapnel.Related Articles The Dodgers? It’s unfortunate that ex-manager Don Mattingly didn’t leave behind his “Shut Up And Play” T-shirts.As Correa pointed out, no espionage forced Bellinger and Tony Watson to make run-scoring errors, or turned the Dodgers into statues frozen by Charlie Morton’s curveballs.It’s time to put Astrogate into the trash can of history and go play 162 games. We all could use a nap. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Cody Bellinger had barely jumped off his high horse when Carlos Correa hit the “reply” button and sent it 400 feet.What a shame it will be when the players replace the excitement of the Astrogate scandal with the droning nothingness of regular-season baseball.On Friday, Bellinger said the 2017 Houston Astros had cheated to win the World Series and that Jose Altuve had “stolen” the American League MVP award, although the award is decided by the Baseball Writers Association of America, which gave Bellinger the NL award in 2019.Shortly afterward, Correa beckoned multi-media baseball reporter Ken Rosenthal and delivered a comebacker at Bellinger. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start “Jose Altuve was the one guy that didn’t use the trash can,” Correa said. “He would go inside … to whoever was banging the trash can and he would get pissed. He would say, ‘I don’t want this, I can’t hit like this.’ … He played the game clean.“The reason he apologized to the media was for being part of the team and not stopping it. But he’s not apologizing for using the trash can, because he did not cheat.”Altuve was also suspected of wearing a buzzer that transmitted pitch selection. When he homered off the Yankees’ Aroldis Chapman to win the ALCS last year, he pulled his shirt tightly around him and begged his celebrating teammates not to tear it off.“That’s a lie,” Correa said. “Earlier in the year, he hit a walk-off and me and Tony Kemp ripped off his shirt. His wife told my wife, ‘Why is Carlos doing that? I don’t like that.’’’“The other reason is because he’s got an unfinished tattoo on his collarbone that honestly looked terrible. He didn’t want to show it at all. But he didn’t cheat in 2017 when nobody knew about the system. Why would he cheat in 2019?” Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco last_img read more