Trump, Obama have similar approaches

first_imgDonald Trump and Barack Obama: Both hype up their economy, ignoring or minimizing the many negatives.Both have failed to address climate change. Few consider Trump’s coal or Obama’s fracking as positive solutions to this problem.They each have a similar foreign policy, including giving aid to Saudi Arabia, which many blame on Yemen’s humanitarian crisis.Both give very optimistic but questionable predictions about resources: Trump’s 1,000 years of coal claim and Obama’s 100 years of natural gas claim. I’d say at this point Trump has more in common with Obama than with the usual comparison (Hitler).Colin YunickCharltonMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsPolice: Schenectady woman tried to take car in Clifton Park hours after arrest, release in prior the… Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

This is our worst nightmare

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ABP takes majority stake in Dutch telecom towers operator

first_imgIn a joint statement, Corien Wortmann-Kool, ABP’s chair, said that the telecom sector was attractive to ABP “as it offered potential for strong growth and added to diversification within its infrastructure portfolio”.She added that the investment would contribute to managing and developing crucial infrastructure for mobile connection, in particular in the rural areas in the Netherlands.Earlier this year, ABP acquired a portfolio of 48 infrastructure assets for €700m from the Dutch Infrastructure Fund. Assets included the DUO government building in Groningen, the Montaigne school in The Hague, hospitals as well as part of the A15, the main access road to Rotterdam’s ports. Dutch civil service pension fund ABP has acquired a 75% stake in the Open Tower Company (OTC), which operates more than 800 telecom towers in the Netherlands.The OTC was previously owned by Rabobank and Novec, a subsidiary of power grid operator Tennet. Novec will keep its 25% stake, according to the four players.A spokesman for Rabo Bouwfonds Communication Infrastructure (CIF) said that the seller and buyer had decided not to provide financial details of the transaction.CIF and Novec set up OTC in 2009 in order to establish a telecom tower network for mobile communication in the Netherlands.last_img read more

Sudan’s popular traditional street food

first_imgRelated Zanzibar bans street food over cholera outbreak Street food among cultural attractions in Somalia South Sudan Street Theatre Street food in Sudan can be described in 3 words: tasty, convenient, and cheap. It’s still popular among residents of the capital, Khartoum, and not even warnings about the potential health risks of buying street food, are putting them off.last_img

‘Pusher’ falls in buy-bust

first_imgILOILO City – He sold suspected shabu, police said. Gepilano – resident of Barangay Poblacion, Anilao – was caught after he sold a sachet of suspected shabu to an undercover cop for P500 around 11 a.m. on July 29, a police report showed. The suspect was detained in the lockup facility of the Anilao municipal police station, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN When frisked, Gepilano yielded five more sachets of suspected illegal drugs. The 19-year-old Argie Gepilano was nabbed in a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay Badiang, Anilao, Iloilo.last_img read more

Chelsea fans love what Southampton’s Obafemi did to Man Utd

first_img Promoted ContentThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? Chelsea fans have taken to social media and thanked Southampton striker, Michael Obafemi. The Saints forward – who netted at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season – made his mark against Manchester United on Monday night as he scored an injury-time equalizer at Old Trafford. As a result, the Red Devils missed a great chance to leapfrog the Blues as well as Leicester City in the Premier League table. Furthermore, the race for the final two Champions League spots has taken yet another twist. On Saturday, Frank Lampard’s side slumped to a very disappointing 3-0 loss away at Sheffield United, thus handing the Foxes the initiative ahead of their clash with relegation-threatened Bournemouth the following day. However, Brendan Rodgers’ side capitulated in the second half at the Vitality Stadium as their one-goal lead at the break turned into a 4-1 loss at half-time. Despite falling behind early on, Anthony Martial scored one and set up the other for Marcus Rashford to complete the turnaround and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were on course for a 2-1 win. Until Obafemi struck late on to ensure Chelsea remain in pole position for Champions League qualification. read  also:Man United, Chelsea Fans Unhappy over Man City ban overturn Loading… center_img In each football London Chelsea bulletin, we’ll be bringing you the latest breaking news, transfer features, and comment pieces, as well as the key talking points for fans. We’ll also send special newsletters when big stories break or there’s a special event happening. Simply type your email address into the box at the top of this article – or any article on the Chelsea section of in fact – labelled ‘Get the biggest daily stories by email’ and click ‘Subscribe’. If you decide later that you no longer wish to receive the emails, simply follow the unsubscribe link in one of the newsletters – but we don’t think you’ll want to. Chelsea have the chance to respond to Man United’s draw when they take on Norwich City on Tuesday night and head coach Frank Lampard has already spoken of the importance of all three points. “I genuinely don’t see beyond the games in hand,” he said. “We’ve got a few games now we know that. We want to win them and then see if it gets us European, Champions League football for next season. “I was never pinning my hopes on it being an extra team getting in or not, we worry about ourselves. “If we win enough games now we can get into the Champions League qualification.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Landrum Performance Springs awards go to track champions in six IMCA divisions

first_imgMENTONE, Ind. – Track champions in six IMCA divisions see their accomplishments rewarded again this season by Landrum Performance Springs. “On the heels of recognizing our track champions last year, Landrum has renewed the program that rewarded hundreds of racers at our national banquet,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder observed. “We are looking forward to duplicating that recognition again at the conclusion of the 2020 season.” Landrum is in its 16th season of IMCA sponsorship.  Certificates will be presented during the national banquet in November or mailed from the IMCA home of­fice beginning the following week. center_img Located in Mentone, Ind., Landrum gives product certificates to buy one spring and get a second of equal value at no cost go to the 400-plus drivers winning IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Late Model, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod track titles in 2020.  Information about Landrum-manufactured springs is available at, on Facebook and by calling 866 703-3154,last_img read more

Maicon moves to Roma

first_img The 31-year-old joined City last summer from Inter Milan but struggled to win a regular place in the first team, making only 11 appearances during last season, just four of those in the league. The move back to Serie A was confirmed on City’s website and the club said: “Everyone at Manchester City wishes Maicon good luck at his new club.” Maicon found competition from Pablo Zabaleta and Micah Richards for that right-back spot too strong. New City boss Manuel Pellegrini said at the weekend that Maicon was not part of his plans and the Brazilian did not take part in the pre-season tour of South Africa. Pellegrini said: “Maicon didn’t come here to the pre-season and he will not be in the squad at Manchester City this year.” Press Associationcenter_img Brazilian full-back Maicon has joined Roma from Manchester City on a permanent deal.last_img read more

Go down if contact sufficient – Sam

first_img With both Chelsea and Sunderland profiting from controversial penalty decisions against the Hammers in recent weeks, Allardyce believes going to ground when caught by the opposition may be the only way to bring a foul to the attention of the officials. “As long as it’s not simulation – as long as you get the right decision from it,” he said when asked if a player needed to fall over to get a foul. “If you’re not touched and you go down because you’re not touched, that’s not the way forward. But if you can’t get what you ordinarily should get, then you’ve got to consider the fact that if you make a meal of it, you make a meal of it because the contact is sufficient enough. “The contact on Amalfitano was sufficient enough to put him off getting the ball cleanly in that position to try to help us score a goal. It impeded him from getting a better contact on the ball. “Like I said, that’s where a penalty should be given and if that’s the case then it would be much better across the board. “As difficult as it is for referees, those are the decisions that they should be capable of giving. All the other infringements are here and there, if you like, but then when it comes to major decisions, it’s how the goal is judged and how the referee is judged. “A very good game from a referee can’t evolve being 99 per cent great and then the one per cent being one major decision he’s got wrong, because then he’s had a bad game – like a goalkeeper can be brilliant and then all of a sudden he drops one ball and it gets put in the net and he’s had it. “Unfortunately the referees are not brave enough to give those penalties because, in the surroundings and the atmosphere in the stadiums, it doesn’t look like one, but their job is to identify if it is or not.” The Hammers boss was left irked by referee Neil Swarbrick during Sunday’s 2-1 Barclays Premier League defeat to Arsenal at Upton Park after the Gunners were awarded a penalty and the hosts were denied a late spot-kick. Winston Reid was adjudged to have felled Santi Cazorla in the box, with Swarbrick pointing to the spot as the Spaniard went to ground under the challenge, but – with West Ham chasing a stoppage-time equaliser – Morgan Amalfitano decided to stay on his feet when challenged by Kieran Gibbs. West Ham welcome managerless West Brom to Upton Park on New Year’s Day looking to halt a run of two defeats over the festive period, albeit to Chelsea and Arsenal, with Allardyce having an almost-full squad to select from for the visit of the Baggies. James Tomkins is suspended and Mauro Zarate will play no part as a loan move across London to QPR edges closer. Fellow summer recruit Enner Valencia is likely to be involved and the Ecuador striker is hoping to start 2015 with his first goal in front of the West Ham fans to extend the club’s fine start to the season. “I’m working hard and I want to score a goal at home as soon as possible to thank all the fans for supporting me and making me feel welcome,” the 25-year-old told the club’s official website. “I’m doing all I can to make sure West Ham stay near the top of the Premier League. We’ve suffered two painful losses recently and we’ve dropped down the table slightly. “We know the game against West Brom is a very important one and we’ll do our best to get the three points. We want to get 2015 started on the right foot and have a good rest of the season. I know that if I perform well I can help West Ham stay in the upper reaches of the table, so that is my main aim for next year.” Press Association Sam Allardyce would not prevent his players from “making a meal” out of contact if it meant his West Ham side were given the decisions they deserved.last_img read more

Golden Bucks outpace Lynx in LTC shootout

first_img Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) BUCKSPORT — The Bucksport football team’s best path to victory in recent years has been to put forth strong showings on offense. After lighting up scoreboards in their first two games this season, the team’s past two showings entering Friday had been a bit of a step back.Coming off a one-point loss against Foxcroft, the Golden Bucks came into Friday’s Little Ten Conference showdown with Mattanawcook Academy needing a win to avoid sliding down the Class D North standings. With the help of a strong rushing attack and the return of a key player, Bucksport was able to do that and more.Bucksport matched Mattanawcook’s fast start Friday night and pulled away late to earn a 50-36 victory at Carmichael Field. The result affirmed the Golden Bucks’ status as a Class D North title contender with three games remaining in the 2018 regular season.The Golden Bucks and Lynx exchanged touchdowns twice in the opening 2 minutes, 28 seconds with senior Carter Tolmasoff scoring on a kickoff return and a long touchdown run. The two teams then settled down on defense and went into the locker room tied at 22.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe highlight of the second half came when Tolmasoff burst through the Mattanawcook (3-2) defensive line, juked a defender and sprinted past the secondary and down the sideline to give Bucksport the lead for good with give minutes left. Luke Wardwell then sealed it for the Golden Bucks with an interception on defense and 11-yard rushing touchdown on offense.Tolmasoff had 279 yards and three touchdowns on the ground to lead the Golden Bucks (4-1) on offense. The team scored 50 points or more for the third time this season after previously doing so against Houlton and Stearns/Schenck in its first two games.The game was televised on The CW, an affiliate of eastern Maine-based WABI, but a chance to show their skills in front of a regional audience wasn’t the only thing motivating the Golden Bucks. The team was also galvanized by the return of lineman David Gross, who was playing in his first game in almost a year after spending the first half of the season recovering from an injury.“It was the best feeling in the world [to be back out there],” Gross said.The win catapulted Bucksport back into second place in the Class D North standings. The team has now passed its toughest portion of the schedule after playing the LTC’s other top-four teams over the past three weeks.Bucksport’s next game will be on the road against Washington Academy (3-2) at 7 p.m. next Friday, Oct. 5. The Golden Bucks defeated the Raiders 55-8 when the two teams met in Bucksport last season.Eagles, Trojans loseEllsworth/Sumner and Mount Desert Island fell to decisive defeats Friday evening with the Eagles losing at home to Foxcroft and the Trojans coming up short against Hermon.In Ellsworth, the Eagles (3-2) fell 45-6 against the Class D North-leading Ponies (5-0) to snap a three-game winning streak. Charlie Hughes scored the lone touchdown for the Ellsworth/Sumner.MDI (1-4) fell 49-14 on the road against Class C North title contender Hermon (4-1). Baylor Landsman and Elijah Joyce scored rushing touchdowns for the Trojans with the latter carrying the ball 21 times for 153 yards.The Eagles and Trojans will both be back in when they play on the road at 1 p.m. next Saturday, Oct. 6. Ellsworth/Sumner will travel to Thorndike to face Mount View (3-2), and MDI will be in Newport to battle Nokomis (2-3). Latest Posts Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020center_img Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at Bio Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020last_img read more