first_imgTRUMP TRUMPS TRUMPMaking Sense by Michael ReaganTrump had his best debate in Nevada.Instead of 90 minutes of him denying his alleged minor sexual aggressions, some actual issues were discussed — the Supreme Court, the economy, trade, terrorism, immigration, guns and abortion.And before he jumped the tracks, Trump scored a few solid hits on the crookedness of the Clinton Foundation and Hillary’s serial lies to the FBI, Congress and the American people.Not that anyone in the liberal media really cared.During the debate half the Friends of Hillary who pass themselves off as honest journalists were either too busy cheering their sweetheart or jeering Trump to take notes.It really didn’t matter much.They were only waiting for Trump to say something they considered politically offensive so they could start pounding out their selective outrage and disgust on their laptops and smartphones.Did Trump call Hillary “a nasty woman”? Did he refer to illegal immigrants who commit crimes as “bad hombres”? Did he call Hillary “a puppet” first, or did she call him one first?Though the Hillary Media tried to make each of those trumpisms into a war crime, after 15 months they weren’t newsworthy. They were just new variations of the stuff Donald always says.In the end, however, Trump didn’t disappoint Hillary’s fanboys and fangirls in the press room.When he told moderator Chris Wallace he wasn’t willing to say there and then that he’d automatically accept the results of the election and might challenge them if he thought there was something fishy,it wrecked his whole night.It may have been common sense, but it guaranteed that the Hillary Media would get up early and spend all day Thursday talking about Dictator Trump being an unprecedented enemy of American democracy, violating the sanctity of the ballot box, threatening the peaceful passing along of power, etc., etc.The journalists were too partisan to remember Al Gore not conceding in 2000 and other Democrats —- like Hillary, Bernie and Barack —- using the “rigged” word to describe various aspects of the electoral process.If Trump says the system is rigged, Western Civilization is at risk.It’s not that the Hillary Media would have been talking about the latest Wikileaks revelations or investigating what the holy Clinton Foundation did wrong in Haiti.But Trump’s mistake made it easy for them to continue ignoring Hillary, her health issues and the workings of her crime family.Trump’s mistake also did not help the Republican Party’s chances to keep the Senate and House this fall.“Will you respect the results of this election?” was probably the first question the local news media asked every Republican in America running for Congress or dogcatcher on Thursday.Thanks to Trump’s self-made distraction, Republican candidates couldn’t get their messages out to the public in the same way Trump couldn’t get out his.Trump won’t change. He can’t change, no matter how much help his trainer Kellyanne Conway gives him. He can’t pivot. He can’t refute Hillary’s lies in any detail.He can’t even look presidential. Hillary can fake a grandma smile with the best of them, but Trump wore a permanent scowl at the debate.Winston Churchill had perpetual scowl too, but in case you haven’t noticed, Donald is no Winston Churchill.Trump didn’t help himself at the debate. In fact, he may have pounded the last nail into his own coffin.We’ll find out in a little more than two weeks.I just hope that if in early November the polls show he’s going to get blown away, he doesn’t go into a scorched-earth policy like Jimmy Carter did in 1980.Carter conceded early on Election Day —- 5 p.m. Pacific time. That affected voter turnout on the West Coast and Democrat down-ballot candidates were hurt.Trump may have no chance of winning, but for the sake of the Republican Party and the country he needs to fight all the way to the finish. The only thing worse than President Hillary is President Hillary and a Democratic Congress.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Guns N’ Roses Power Through Shortened Gig Despite Axl Rose Being ‘Severely Ill’ [Video]

first_imgGuns N’ Roses were forced to cut their concert in Abu Dhabi short on Sunday night. Unlike the famous rock band’s early years when their concerts would abruptly (or start extremely late) due to egos and band infighting, Guns’ performance at Du Arena last night didn’t quite make it all the way to the scheduled end due to singer Axl Rose apparently being “severely ill,” according to his bandmate and guitarist, Slash.“Axl was severely ill. But you all were hugely supportive. Thanks for that,” Slash told fans in a statement shared to his Twitter following the 17-song performance, which probably seemed like an eternity for his sick bandmate. According to reports, Axl made it about two-thirds of the way through their scheduled set before having to call it a night, but not before powering through a setlist that included “Mr. Brownstone”, “Welcome to the Jungle”, “Sweet Child O’ Mine”, and even a cover of Pink Floyd‘s “Wish You Were Here”. The performance would come to an end following the band’s performance of their 1992 power ballad, “November Rain”.“They’ve got me on IVs and a bunch of injections, ’cause I got sick today, I’ve been throwing up for about the last five hours,” Axl confessed onstage. “So, instead of cancel, I’m gonna do the best show we can do for you.” You can watch a clip of Rose’s announcement below:Axl Rose Addresses Audience in Abu Dhabi – 11/25/18[Video: BBQBall Variety]Bassist Duff McKagan also chimed in with kudos for his tough singer, adding, “[Axl] pulled a damn miracle…the man was beyond ill, and pulled off something I’ve never seen in my 40 yrs of playing. You all pulled him thru.”The veteran rock band has been touring across much of Asia throughout most of November. The fall 2018 leg of their ongoing Not In This Lifetime Tour is set to come to an end following scheduled performances in Johannesburg, South Africa on November 29th, and Aiea, Hawaii on December 8th. With the band now having a few days to rest before taking the stage again later this week, Axl should be refueled and back in proper health by the time Guns N’ Roses hits Johannesburg.Guns N’ Roses have not shared any new material since Slash and Duff rejoined the band back in 2016, but they did release a deluxe reissue box set of their debut album, Appetite For Destruction, back over the summer.last_img read more

Former Notre Dame lineman Kona Schwenke dies

first_imgKona Schwenke, who played on Notre Dame’s defensive line from 2010-2013, died Sunday, the University announced in a press release Monday.“A four-year Monogram winner and defensive lineman for the University of Notre Dame football team, [Schwenke] died Sunday (April 22) at his home in Laie, Hawai’i. He was 25,” the press release said.Schwenke played in 31 games over the course of his career and made nine starts. He won the football program’s Next Man Award in 2013 and made 30 tackles over the course of his career. Schwenke graduated from the University in 2014, earning a degree in anthropology.Tags: football, Kona Schwenkelast_img

USS Kidd and El Salvadoran Forces Unite for PASSEX

first_imgBy U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. Fourth Fleet   August 13, 2020 The Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100), partnered with El Salvador Maritime Patrol Vessel (PM-13) to conduct a passing exercise (PASSEX), July 29.PASSEXs are unit exercises requiring cooperation, communication, and interoperability between two or more navies, testing advanced ship maneuvering and tactics. It affords the opportunity to improve crews’ knowledge and demonstrate shared tactics.“This exercise was a unique opportunity for Kidd to conduct training with the El Salvadoran Navy,” said U.S. Navy Commander Nathan S. Wemett, commanding officer of Kidd. “Working together furthers our mutual ability to cooperate and provides a unique opportunity to reinforce valuable warfighting skills from our partners.”For the sailors aboard participating ships, it was also their chance to improve their skills with their El Salvadoran counterparts sailing alongside. The two ships conducted division tactics (DIVTACS), a series of tactical shipboard movements, as well as practicing their communication skills.“Communication was imperative throughout the entire exercise when conducting operations at such close proximity. All communications with the El Salvadoran Navy were incredibly professional and it was a great learning experience for all,” said U.S. Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade Walker Hobson, USS Kidd’s officer of the deck during the PASSEX.USS Kidd is deployed to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility to support Joint Interagency Task Force South’s mission, which includes counter illicit drug trafficking in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific.last_img read more

One really simple way to make your website more ADA compliant

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Dreaming of the days you’ll be an ADA wizard? Want to get started now? If you can fix the link text on your website, you’ll have a compliance win that affects nearly every page.Compliance is a big deal these days. Being more ADA compliant can protect your credit union from spendy lawsuits—it also demonstrates you are committed to accommodating your diverse membership base. While 100% ADA compliance might be a myth, showing you prioritize accessibility can go a long way.Rewriting link text is actually pretty straightforward, as compliance issues go. There’s no need for a complicated spell or a potion list with a billion ingredients.In general, here’s the rule of thumb to follow: links on a page should be descriptive of where they lead. Seems pretty straightforward, right? But as we’ve worked on many different credit union websites, we’ve seen a lot of rule-breaking, even on a few of our own sites. Here’s what to keep in mind for a magically compliant website.last_img read more

ALBA Cultural Research Award Contest 2012

first_img Share 10 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img LocalNews ALBA Cultural Research Award Contest 2012 by: – January 4, 2012 Share Photo credit: vianica.comStudents and researchers in Dominica have an opportunity to participate in a Research Award competition sponsored by ALBA Cultural and the Cuban Institute for Cultural Research. A total of eight (8) research scholarship awards are to be given valued at US$5000 each. The research award has as its main theme, ‘Construction Processes of Inclusive, Culturally Diverse and Environmentally Responsible Societies in Latin America and the Caribbean’. The award encourages the presentation of research projects that are focussed on the creation of inclusive societies, consistent with the cultural diversity of our people, having as principle, respect for our tangible, intangible and environmental wealth. Comparative research on the current realties of the construction of democratic states in Latin America and the Caribbean as well as the study of the role of culture in these political processes will be highly valued.Proposals should be submitted via email to [email protected] no later than Jan 15, 2012. Proposals should include the following documents (in PDF or MS Word format):• Summary of the research project• Resume of the researcher• Proof of identity – a scanned copy of a valid identity document• Motivation Letter• Letter of reference from your institution (university, research centre or associate as collaborator)• Letter of reference from the National Coordinator of ALBA Cultural in Dominica.The winners will be selected by an international jury and will be announced at the International Book Fair in Havana to be held in February 2012. Persons interested in submitting proposals should contact the Division of Culture, Tel: (767) 449 1804 for more information or visit the ALBA Cultural website at RabessCultural Projects Officerlast_img read more

Girls Softball Class 3A Sectional #29-Greensburg Schedule

first_img2016 Softball Class 3A-Sectional #29 @ Greensburg.Monday, May 23Game 1- Madison vs. Lawrenceburg.   5:30 PM.Game 2- Franklin County vs. South Dearborn.   7:30 PM.Tuesday, May 24Game 3- Connersville vs. Rushville.   5:30 PM.Game 4- Greensburg vs. Batesville.   7:30 PM.Thursday, May 26Game 5- Monday’s Winners.    5:30 PM.Game 6- Tuesday’s Winners.     7:30 PM.Friday, May 27Game 7- Championship.  Thursday’s Winners.     6:00 PM*Second team listed will be designated home team.*Courtesy of Batesville AD Bryan Helvie.last_img

Lady Wildcats Spikers Battle Lady Knights

first_imgIt was a great win for the Lady Wildcats. They talked and really came together as a team. FC defeated The Northeastern Lady Knights 20-25, 25-8, 26-16, 25-8.Multiple girls were hitting well. Kamryn McCool led the night with 13 kills. The following players also had great kills tonight: Kayley Schoettelkotte-11, Kaylee Hedrick-7, and Meredith Bohman-6. Serving was great tonight. Kendall McCool led with 6 aces, Taylor McCreary 4 aces, Jenna Orschell 3 aces, and Megan Getz 2 aces. Great team play by all of the young ladies.The team will be back in action Thursday night as they travel to Lawrenceburg. Come support your Lady Wildcats.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Tanya Wirtz.Another close game tonight but we were unable to take the win. We fell to Northeastern in 2 sets 25-21, 25-23.Lilli Stewart lead the team with 6 kills and 4 aces. Kaylynn Rauch added 1 kill and 2 aces. Jalynn Rogers had 9 digs and Charlotre Barrett added 5 digs.We are on the road again on Thursday, Sept. 21 to Lawrenceburg. Start time is 5pm. Hope everyone can come out and support our Lady Cats!!!Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Jill Mergenthal.last_img read more

AFROTC trains students with VR tools

first_img“We are asking them to tackle on a lot more, and  juggle the problem of having [student cadets] excel in their academics and their ROTC tasks, but also to add on this extra program and really seeing how these students can take it and how they can manage their time with how much time they’re spending in the program,” Liew said.  Smith believes the new VR simulation program has been beneficial for student cadets who hope to fly within the Air Force. Though she was able to practice flying a real, small plane over the summer, she said the new program gives students the opportunity to practice with the simulation. Between hours of classes and cadet training, sophomore aerospace engineering major Natalie Smith heads to the first floor of the Physical Education Building to strap on a pair of virtual reality goggles. But Smith, a cadet in the Air Force ROTC, isn’t playing a video game — she’s training to fly a plane. As the program continues, Liew said AFROTC officials will monitor how students balance the program with their course load and mandatory trainings.  Through VR simulations, cadets learn the basic controls for the T-6 Texan II, a training aircraft used in the Air Force, which gives them a better understanding of aircraft functions and system controls. Cadets can volunteer to participate in the training and complete it on their schedules. Sean Liew, a cadet vice wing commander in the program and a senior majoring in international relations, said it helps cadets save time. Wynans said the program encourages students to learn flying skills early without consequences since their performance isn’t graded.  Since April, USC is the first and only college to offer the optional program based off of the Pilot Next Training the Air Force uses, which uses immersive training devices to teach cadets basic piloting skills that prepare them to fly before they step foot in a plane.   “They can begin to familiarize themselves early on and start that learning with regard to, in this case, becoming a pilot in their collegiate career, so that when they go to the Air Force’s pilot training, they already have so many of those competencies in both flying skills and the knowledge and frankly the habits of mind to be able to… have the confidence to search those ambiguous environments, make sense of those ambiguous environments, learn from it and thrive in that training environment,” Wynans said.   USC is the first university in the country to use Pilot Next Training program technology, which allows AFROTC cadets to practice flying skills with virtual reality simulations before they train in a plane. (Ada Toydemir | Daily Trojan) “It’s a lot of convenience in economics and saving time but also it’s in the comfort of the university where you can go to class, come here,fly for an hour, go home, go to the gym and come back right again,” Liew said. “The accessibility is a big part.”   “Within the detachment, it’s very cool to have that integration with some actual flying, and it is something that I am very passionate about and the main reason why I am in this program as a whole,” Smith said. “It is also productive in the way that you’re learning, and it’s more hands-on learning  than doing all the academic parts of the mechanics of flying.”  The future of the program is still being determined, but Wynans said he hopes the program will continue because it helps cadets learn from various instructors and peers, just like they will at Air Force training. Smith encourages students to take advantage of the training because it will help them adjust to learning skills on a real plane.   Lt. Cols. Olivia Nelson and Reid Wynans, who teach the aerospace studies courses, partnered with the VR program’s creators to pilot it at USC. The first graduates of the program completed their training at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Austin, Texas. Wynans said using VR simulations will help cadets gain the skills and confidence they need to perform well at Air Force pilot training in the future.   “Since a lot of the flying is muscle memory and instinct, you start to develop that earlier on, and have been exposed to all of this information before, to not only benefit yourself but help your teammates around you,” she said.last_img read more

Highlights: Week 1 in Friday Night Lights

first_imgJarred Freije gets his second two yard rushing touchdown tonight and it’s 21-13 SV with 8:25 to go.— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) September 1, 2018 Central Square versus Chenango Forks (at the Carrier Dome) Chenango Forks has won five state titles on the back of the triple option offense. Central Square was playing its first game with that same offensive scheme. Forks showed which team had it mastered, winning 34-12 to spoil Central Square head coach Kevin Kalfass’ debut. More Ogdensburg. @meseanjohnson23 for 15 yards and the score. Two no good. 22-0 Ogdensburg.— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) August 30, 2018AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Jack Szatkowski catches a 24-yard TD from @JJ_Razmovski. It’s 27-6 C-NS with 53 seconds to go till halftime. @CBASyracuse @CBASyrFootball @CBAUpdate— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) September 1, 2018 Facebook Twitter Google+ Lucas Scott pounds it in for a 14-yard touchdown. 21-0 @ForksFootball in the second quarter.— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) September 2, 2018 Owego scores again. It’s Gio Fabi with the 10-yard score. 14-0 OFA over Fowler.— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) September 1, 2018 Barrett goes 44 and then 6 more and Oneida leads 26-20 with 4:01 left. @OneidaCSD— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) August 31, 2018 Stephen Morley runs for a 24 yard TD and then drains the extra point. 9:01 left in the first half, 35-0 Ogdensburg over Sauquoit Valley.— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) August 30, 2018 Lukas Albro with the interception for Oneida.— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) August 31, 2018 Nyki Dewberry just found Mikeese Robinson for a 35-yard touchdown on fourth and 16. With a minute left in the third, Owego leads 49-6.— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) September 1, 2018 Lukas Albro to Vincent Leibl for a six-yard touchdown. Two no good. 6-0 Oneida with 2:08 left in the first. @OneidaCSD @DannyEmerman @DOsports— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) August 31, 2018 C-NS is flying. @conner14hayes to @smizzbroadwater for 36 yards and the first touchdown for both of their senior seasons. 14-0 @CNSAthletics. @mattgates522 @laxmachine214— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) August 31, 2018 Dan Matthews pounds it in from a yard out and it’s 14-7 Susquehanna Valley over J-D.— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) September 1, 2018 End of three: Susquehanna Valley 14, Jamesville-Dewitt 13.— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) September 1, 2018 Steven Barrett runs for a 10-yard TD for @OneidaCSD, diving to make it in the end zone. Two point good. 14-7 Oneida with 7:31 to half. @DannyEmerman @DOsports— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) August 31, 2018 Last play of the half: touchdown @CNSAthletics. @conner14hayes to @smizzbroadwater with a friendly tip, 20 yards. Their third TD connection of the game. 34-6 C-NS at half. @mattgates522 @laxmachine214— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) September 1, 2018 Final play of the half, Ryan Chevier to Will Merrell. 20-7 @OneidaCSD at half. @DannyEmerman— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) August 31, 2018 Another one: @conner14hayes to @smizzbroadwater for a one-yard score. 20-0 @CNSAthletics. @mattgates522 @laxmachine214— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) August 31, 2018center_img Owego versus Public Service Leadership Academy at Fowler (at the Carrier Dome) Fowler struggled to stop Owego’s offense in its 56-14 loss. But the Falcons scored two late touchdowns,  which gave them hope in what is meant to be a developmental year. Christian Brothers Academy versus Cicero-North Syracuse (at Cicero-North Syracuse) C-NS lost 33 seniors from a year ago, but this year’s new seniors took charge on Friday night. Conner Hayes threw four touchdowns, Shy’Rel Broadwater caught three and Jaiquawn McGriff ran for two and added a pick-six in a 47-6 win. Jaiquawn McGriff scores again, this time courtesy of the pick 6, about 70 yards. 40-6 @CNSAthletics over CBA. @mattgates522 @laxmachine214— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) September 1, 2018 Kobe Bogart caught a 39 yard touchdown earlier. He just caught a 40 yard score hertd. 35-0 Owego. @OFA_Sports_BC— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) September 1, 2018 New Hartford versus Oneida (at the Carrier Dome) In a back and forth game, Oneida broke out with a two touchdown lead and New Hartford came back and knotted the game up at 20. But it was the game’s MVP, Oneida’s Steven Barrett, who ran for 50 yards in two plays to take the lead, which the Indians held onto to win, 26-20. Comments A flying start for Owego. Tyler Phelps to Christian Sage for a 28-yard touchdown on the Indians first play from scrimmage. @OFA_Sports_BC— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) September 1, 2018 Honis to Patrick Murad for a 22 yard score. Extra point missed. 14-13 SV over J-D with 3:31 to go in the third.— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) September 1, 2018 High school football in central New York kicked off on Thursday night in the Carrier Dome and continued through Saturday. The Daily Orange had reporters at seven games — six in the Dome and one at Cicero-North Syracuse — over the course of the weekend.Here are the week one highlights.Ogdensburg versus Sauquoit Valley (at the Carrier Dome)Sauquoit Valley had no answer for Ogdensburg’s ground game on Thursday night in the Dome. The Blue Devils finished the game with 432 rushing yards to win, 55-0. Published on September 3, 2018 at 8:28 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3 Gutsy third down call ends in a completion and first down for SV to keep driving and to keep holding the lead.— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) September 1, 2018 Three yard TD for Tyler Potocki. Point after good. We’re tied at 20. 10:21 left in the ball game. @DannyEmerman— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) August 31, 2018 More for the Northstars. Jaiquawn Mcgriff takes it in from 13 yards out and it’s 27-0 @cnsathletics. @mattgates522 @laxmachine214— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) September 1, 2018 Lucas Scott pounds it in for a 14-yard touchdown. 21-0 @ForksFootball in the second quarter.— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) September 2, 2018 Jamesville-DeWitt versus Susquehanna Valley (at the Carrier Dome) In its first game under a new offensive coordinator, Jamesville-DeWitt aimed to pass the ball a lot more. The Red Rams just struggled to complete about half of their passes, and that trouble led to a 28-19 loss. Jaiquawn McGriff goes 26 yards, then called for unsportsmanlike conduct, then takes it 31 yards to the house. 7-0 @CNSAthletics. @mattgates522— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) August 31, 2018 Magic from @conner14hayes. Guy next to me, mid play, said “oh he’s ******.” Then he did this. Scoreboard sleeping but it’s 48-6. @CNSAthletics @mattgates522 @laxmachine214— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) September 1, 2018last_img read more