Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Spoiled millionaires have the right to disrespect the flag and national anthem, but the vice president doesn’t have the right to walk out on them?Actors on Broadway have a right to disrespect the vice president from the stage, but he has no rights?Garbage. Wake up and show some respect. Maybe then people will listen to your message, whatever it is. I have still not heard it.Listen, it’s about the American flag and the national anthem. Time to stand, all you NFL players.If it’s not about the national anthem, flag and military, why are the protests during the national anthem?The NFL is backing down because it knows using the flag and anthem is wrong.An NFL game is four hours long. Use any of the remaining three hours, 58 minutes and 30 seconds to protest anything you want — not during the anthem. Period. Stand up and show respect.John MetalloSlingerlandsMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationAlbany County warns of COVID increaseEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes
Danish offshore drilling contractor Maersk Drilling has secured more work for a jack-up rig and a drillship offshore the UK and Africa, respectively. Maersk Innovator rig; Source: Maersk DrillingIn its latest fleet status report, released on Wednesday, the rig owner said that CNOOC Petroleum Europe had exercised a one-well option for the Maersk Innovator jack-up rig in direct continuation of the rig’s current work scope.The option is expected to start in the first quarter of 2020 and end in June 2020. In addition, six one-well options remain for the rig.CNOOC previously exercised a one-well option for the 2003-built jack-up rig in June 2019. Under the option, the Maersk Innovator continued drilling infill wells at the Buzzard field on the UK Continental Shelf. This extension expires in February 2020.Maersk Drilling also said that the Maersk Voyager drillship had been awarded a conditional letter of award for a three-well exploration campaign with Tota in Angola and Namibia, plus an additional two one-well options.The contract is expected to begin at the end of 2019 and to be completed in August 2020. The rig is expected to have off-rate time in 4Q 2019 for SPS.The 2015-built drillship’s previous contract was with Kosmos Energy for operations offshore Equatorial Guinea.Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.
TVNZ One News 19 January 2018Family First Comment: Trump delivers – again!www.chooselife.nzMoving to solidify its standing with social conservatives, the Trump administration is creating an office to protect the religious rights of medical providers, including those who oppose abortion.The announcement Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services drew immediate criticism from Democrats who said it could undermine the rights of women, as well as LGBTI people.The new division will be part of the HHS Office for Civil Rights, which enforces federal anti-discrimination and privacy laws. The administration said it will focus on enforcing conscience and religious protections already part of federal law. No new efforts to expand such protections were announced. The HHS civil rights office gets a small number of complaints involving religious and conscience rights, but the number has grown since President Donald Trump was elected.READ MORE: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/world/trump-administration-moves-protect-medical-providers-oppose-abortionKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox. “President Trump promised the American people that his administration would vigorously uphold the rights of conscience and religious freedom,” acting HHS Secretary Eric Hargan said in a statement. “That promise is being kept today.”
SEOUL – North Korean troops fired multiple gunshots towards the South in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the peninsula on Sunday, prompting South Korean forces to fire back, Seoul said. The rare exchange of gunfire comes a day after North Korean state media reported that leader Kim Jong Un had made his first public appearance in nearly three weeks following an absence that triggered intense speculation about his health and fears about the stability of the isolated nation. The Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea is one of the most fortified places in the world. AFP A South Korean guard post was hit by several shots from the North, the joint chiefs of staff in Seoul said in a statement, adding no casualties were reported in the South. (AFP)
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Press Association Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists his side cannot become too focused on stopping Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League this week as Real Madrid have enough quality to hurt them elsewhere. Real’s other flying forward Gareth Bale is unlikely to feature because of an injury which kept him out of the weekend’s 5-0 win over Levante but Ronaldo will undoubtedly take centre stage in the Group B clash at Anfield on Wednesday. The Portugal international arrives on the back of breaking at 71-year La Liga record by scoring 15 goals in the first eight matches of the season and while his talent cannot be under-estimated, Rodgers stressed it would be foolish to focus solely on him. Captain Steven Gerrard admitted afterwards if they reproduced a similar display against Real they would have “no chance” of winning, but Rodgers believes the status of the fixture will bring out the best in his players. “Whenever you play in the big games the great competitors come out and I have no doubt with my players as their mentality is very strong,” he said in a separate interview with talkSPORT. “It is a really exciting game on Wednesday. The work we put in over the last season or so means this is our reward but it is a game we want to go and win. “Anfield is a special place for a Champions League football game and we are really looking forward to it. “But you have to be careful – they are the best counter-attacking team in the world with the speed they have. “You have to have an educated pressure (on the ball), pressing at the right moments, but you cannot leave space behind that.” Midfielder Jordan Henderson echoed the sentiments of his captain by admitting they have to improve. “We all know we need to be better than that,” he told liverpoolfc.com. ” We will take the positives and we will work on the negatives in training ahead of a big game on Wednesday. “It wouldn’t matter if it was Real Madrid or whoever next, we need to improve in all areas after that. “They’ve got some great players but you want to be playing against the best players and the best teams in the world. That’s how you improve as a player. “We have to go out there with no fear and focus on playing the way we know we can. Our performance level needs to be high. We’re capable of getting a good result.” “He’s a player off the charts. His evolution in recent years, the way how he has become a goalscorer has been amazing,” Rodgers told Spanish newspaper AS in an interview in which he also denied he was due to sign any Spanish player in the next few months, suggesting his interest in former out-of-contract Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has cooled. “We need to know to stop him but there is danger in other parts of the field. You have (Luka) Modric, (Toni) Kroos – wonderful technicians who can play short, long. “I’m also a big admirer of Sergio Ramos (another injury doubt as he has not featured since October 5) since his young days at Sevilla where he came through the system before making a move and then making to over 100 caps for Spain. “It is a magnificent achievement and he is fast, strong and has personality. I love it. “They have amazing talents all over the field and they have the technique to play in small spaces and when the space opens up there is no one better on the counter-attack in Ronaldo and Bale because, they are two players that could be in the Olympic 100 metres final. “They are as strong a team now as they have been for many years. They have everything, big experience, big players, speed, technique and a great manager in (Carlo) Ancelotti, a good man who works with players and who is a good person. “And they are the reigning champions as well and they will want to defend their title.” Liverpool go into game on the back of a poor performance at QPR which – even though ended in victory – did little for confidence.
Just as Nigerians pour out to ensure the positive values of the Olympic Movement – Excellence, Friendship and Respect are promoted, Nigerians in all other states would be celebrating the Olympic Day too in their states.Former Olympian and Chairman of NOC Sports Commission, Henry Amike, who has been working tirelessly to encourage young and old alike to get involved in the Olympic Day for sport, cultural and educational activities said that they would also uphold the three pillars of Olympic Day which are Move, Learn and Discover.”This time, we’re involving schools and their pupils knowing that tomorrow belongs to them. Starting from June 30 to July 2, art exhibitions, paintings, drama will be staged by the students and their schools under the supervision of Sports For All Officials. It’s not something to miss. You know that sports is live”, Amike a national 400m hurdles record holder said.Amike emphasised that through these messages, sports organisations today are promoting the benefits of physical exercise, inspiring people to get active and enabling them to discover new sports while embracing the Olympic ideals regardless of ability or background.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigerians from all walks of life would join their counterparts all over the world to celebrate the Olympic Day Run on July 2, 2016 in all the states of the federation.The Olympic Day Run is an international Olympic Movement activity promoting mass participation of sports in June and organised by National Olympic Committees, NOCs.Head of Administration and Logistics of Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Augustine Odijie, said yesterday that they have concluded plans to mobilise Nigerians to participate in the Olympic Day with special events featuring jog/walk from the National Stadium to Shitta Round about, through Adeniran Ogunsanya Drive to Bode Thomas, through Eric Moore to Abebe Village to Costain Bus Stop and back to the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
Newly-elected President of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Mr. Honour Sirawoo, yesterday pledged that the rank and file of the association will give ample support to the present NFF administration to return Nigeria football to glory days.Speaking during a visit to the NFF Secretariat in Abuja, where he met with NFF President Amaju Pinnick and other members of the NFF Board, Sirawoo assured that his leadership would ensure that sports journalists in the country observe the fine ethics of the profession in their daily practice.“In truth, there are several challenges facing football, nay sports in our country today. Yet, the times call for constructive criticisms and for putting heads together to come up with workable solutions that can drive us to new heights. “More good heads are better than a few. As stakeholders of the game, sports journalists have a responsibility to serve as watchdogs and also to make recommendations that will steer the ship of Nigeria sports to better shores.”NFF President Amaju Pinnick congratulated Sirawoo on his election, and pledged that the present NFF administration will work together with the new SWAN executive council and listen to its advice and suggestions from time to time.With Sirawoo on the visit were SWAN secretary general, Mr. Olawale Alabi, Chairman of FCT chapter, Mr. Kayode Adeniyi and some other members of the executive council.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team is back on track after defeating the Illinois Fighting Illini on Friday night in Champaign.The final score was 1-0 with the lone goal by the Badgers being scored by star sophomore forward Dani Rhodes. It was nothing out of the ordinary for Rhodes, who has carried a large share of the Badgers offensive load this season and has scored multiple game winners already.Women’s soccer: Badgers get momentum back against Purdue after unsuccessful road tripAfter an underwhelming road trip, the University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team has gotten its winning streak back on track Read…She delivered in the 86th minute and broke the tied game on her third shot of the game. The game was feeling much like their previous one that resulted in a 0-0 tie against Indiana up until the Rhodes stepped up and scored.The Badgers offense had been held scoreless for over 176 minutes up until that point, which had been their longest offensive drought this season. This was the 9th goal of the season for Rhodes, who leads the team in offensive categories by a wide margin.She continues to play like one of the best forwards in the Big Ten and is a massive reason that the Badgers currently find themselves near the top of the Big Ten. The defense, on the other hand, was dominant yet again.They put together a second consecutive shutout and limited Illinois to only 4 shots, and only one shot on goal. This makes life pretty easy for senior goaltender Caitlyn Clem, who had her 8th shutout of the season in only 15 games.The Badges are now sitting at an overall record of 10-3-2 and a Big Ten Conference record of 4-2-2. This puts them at 4th place in the Big Ten, behind Ohio State at 7-1, Penn State at 5-1-2 and Minnesota at 5-2-1.Women’s soccer: Wisconsin, Maryland end game in tieOn Friday afternoon, the University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team left College Park, Maryland on a rather neutral note as Read…They are still within range to catch Penn State and Minnesota in the standings and will have three games to do so in the regular season, including a matchup against Penn State in the Badgers regular season finale.Up next for the Badgers is a game against the Northwestern Wildcats on Sunday afternoon in Evanston, Illinois.
GVC promotes Tiku to Group COO as Segev restructures leadership ranks July 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Share Related Articles GVC responds to ‘press speculation’ on former Turkish business July 30, 2020 Share Submit The governance of FTSE250 GVC Holdings Plc has this morning confirmed the appointment of Dean Shannon as inbound Chief Executive of its Australian division.Shannon will succeed Jason Scott as leader of GVC’s Australian business unit, overseeing the corporate development of ‘Ladbrokes Australia’ and ‘Neds’ brands.Prior to the appointment, Shannon has maintained a close relationship with GVC, serving as an Australian market advisor to the FTSE betting group, who in November 2018 acquired the executive’s Neds International sportsbook for £38 million.Updating investors, GVC Group CEO Kenneth Alexander, underlined the importance of Shannon leading ‘a core market division’, which during H1 2019 trading reported a proforma NGR growth of 28%.Backing the appointment, GVC CEO Kenneth Alexander said “We are delighted to announce Dean’s appointment. He is a highly dynamic, experienced leader with the entrepreneurial skills that will drive our Australian business to even greater success in the future. I’d also like to put on record my thanks to Jason Scott for the job he has done in establishing the Group as a market leader in Australia”Dean Shannon, incoming CEO of Ladbrokes Australia said: “I am truly excited to be leading GVC’s Australian businesses. I believe that in Ladbrokes and Neds we have two of the leading brands in the market, and backed by our proprietary technology and highly talented team, we are very well placed for growth.”