Dems undermining our democracy

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThe Democratic Party and the Republican Party are fighting a political war. The Republicans are fighting a conventional war with a structured chain of command, political generals, and political ground troops that for the most part follow the political general’s orders. On the other side, the Democrats are fighting an unconventional war; there is no “front” or “rear,” an attack can come from anywhere,, including inside the enemy’s leadership.The Democrats led by the progressive movement are dangerous to our republic because they go any lengths and nothing will hold them back. They’ve assimilated the Marxist conception of enlisting the masses and, like the Communists, they are beyond the conventional notion good and evil.Only the Marxists’ methods of war are efficient. While we are fighting “Russian collusion,” some men were being paid a fat fee for betraying us to the progressives’ advantage: a collection of perverted journalists and highly placed officials, untrustworthy generals and shady politicians.Former President Obama has set up a group called “Organization for Action” (OFA). OFA is working to disrupt everything that our current president is trying to do. The aim is to keep the country divided so it can attain its goal of turning the country into a socialist society. This organization goes against our democracy and Constitution. When the progressives take power, we can all say goodbye to the best country ever created by man. Wake up, America before it’s too late.Rafael PoloNorthvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesBroadalbin-Perth’s Tomlinson seizing the day by competing in cross country and golf this fallEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

Dome decision looms

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Govt seeks to curb virus with targeted testing, tracing

first_imgWhile hoping for the approval of a COVID-19 vaccine, targeted testing and tracing form a large part of the government’s efforts to slow down the spread of the virus. Monica Nirmala, advisor to Indonesia’s COVID-19 management team, said the virus was often transmitted by only a handful of infected people, known as super spreaders, noting that 80 percent of new cases were caused by 20 percent of infected people. She added that once the virus was transmitted, infected people would develop symptoms between two and 10 days. In this short infectious period, timing and quick responses were keys to stopping transmission.The Jakarta, West Java and Bali administrations shared during the meeting that they had performed several targeted testing and tracing efforts.  Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said that in the preceding 14 days, the capital had seen a decrease in office infection clusters after conducting targeted testing and tracing.  Read also: Minister Luhut wants stricter health protocols in place during ‘critical time’Anies said the Jakarta administration was providing free testing for up to 8,000 samples daily and that community health centers (puskemas) in district areas served as the front lines for the effort. He said each puskesmas had two divisions, namely digital tracing and field coordinating, that worked to trace close contacts of COVID-19 patients, both virtually and directly. In addition to the puskemas initiative, the Jakarta administration has prepared a mobile application called Jakarta Terkini (JAKI), which has 800,000 active users. The application reports health protocols and traces COVID-19 patients. Bali Governor I Wayan Koster said the island had seen a decrease in daily cases. “New COVID-19 cases are now below 100 per day. Meanwhile, the number of recovered patients has increased to 86.37 percent. We can also manage death cases to below five percent,” he said. I Wayan stressed the importance of healthcare services, both medical workers and facilities, and coordination with the military command (Kodam) and the regional police in disseminating the “3M” health protocols: mask-wearing, hand-washing and physical distancing. West Java governor Ridwan Kamil said the province had been using QR Code check-ins for visitors to government offices for tracing purposes. The three governors have sought to improve testing and tracing efforts by applying three strategies, namely controlling stigma, increasing the number and skills of tracing staff and improving the management of tracing reports. Lessening the stigma of the virus is among the priorities as many people are afraid to undergo polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests because they fear the stigma of the virus. In addition to testing, tracing and isolation, Monica also stressed the importance of early detection and patient accompaniment from isolation until treatment to manage the pandemic. (jes) It has been seven months since President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced the first confirmed COVID-19 cases in Indonesia. Since then, the number of cases has continued to rise. “We are currently preparing for COVID-19 vaccines. Hopefully, we can receive them in November,” said Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan in a virtual meeting on Tuesday. Luhut warned of the possibility of a spike in COVID-19 cases at the end of this month, saying that the government needed to prepare for it. Editor’s note: This article is part of a public campaign by the COVID-19 task force to raise people’s awareness about the pandemic.center_img Topics : #wearmask #usesoap #mothermessage #socialdistance #keepyourdistance #washyourhand #avoidcrowd #covid19taskforcelast_img read more

High school golf roundup

first_img Fenceviewer Staff Bio Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 ELLSWORTH — The George Stevens Academy Eagles and Mount Desert Island Trojans turned in third place finishes in last week’s Penobscot Valley Conference team golf championships at Jato Highlands Golf Course in Lincoln. Latest Posts Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 In Class B, the Caribou Vikings took top honors with a score of 352. Following were Old Town 359, MDI 374, Foxcroft Academy 377, Hermon 394, John Bapst 404, and Ellsworth, Presque Isle and Washington Academy with no team scores.For MDI, Kyle Lamson led the way with an 86, followed by Jordan Hodgdon 87, Aaron Snurkowski 97, Riley Swanson 104 and Jake Boumil 116.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textLamson was fifth and Hodgdon sixth among individual Class B golfers.For Ellsworth, it was Bryce Scott with 114, Devon McDevitt with 118 and Trevor Varney with 150.In Class C, the Mattanawcook Academy Lynx won with a score of 344. Following were Houlton 346, GSA 405, Penobscot Valley 405, Calais 417, Bucksport 422, Orono 426, Searsport 437, Dexter 438, Penquis 480 and Piscataquis with no team score.For GSA, C.J. Chen led with an 88 to finish sixth among individual golfers in Class C. Behind him were David Reinke 100, Joe Maier 104, Tyler McKenney 113 and Dakota Chipman 117.For Bucksport, Sydney Howard and Noah Lenor led with 102, followed by Jordan Wadleigh 103, Brandon Kelley 106 and James McAllian 111.Howard placed ninth among individual girl golfers.last_img read more

Northwestern, Minnesota meet in Big Ten tourney

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 13 seed Northwestern (8-22, 3-17) vs. No. 12 seed Minnesota (14-16, 8-12)Big Ten Tourney First Round, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis; Wednesday, 5 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Northwestern and Minnesota are prepared to square off in the first round of the Big Ten tourney. Minnesota swept the two-game regular season series. The teams last met on Feb. 23, when the Golden Gophers outshot Northwestern 48.4 percent to 38.7 percent and made 11 more 3-pointers en route to a 26-point victory. LEADING THE CHARGE: The dynamic Daniel Oturu has averaged a double-double (20 points, 11.4 rebounds and 2.5 blocks) to lead the way for the Golden Gophers. Marcus Carr has complemented Oturu and is accounting for 15.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game. The Wildcats are led by Miller Kopp, who is averaging 13.2 points.CREATING OFFENSE: Carr has either made or assisted on 44 percent of all Minnesota field goals over the last five games. Carr has accounted for 32 field goals and 34 assists in those games.PASSING FOR POINTS: The Wildcats have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Golden Gophers. Minnesota has 46 assists on 93 field goals (49.5 percent) across its previous three contests while Northwestern has assists on 45 of 74 field goals (60.8 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The Northwestern offense has recorded a turnover on only 15.7 percent of its possessions, which is the 18th-lowest rate in the nation. The Minnesota defense has forced opposing teams to turn the ball over on just 16.1 percent of all possessions (ranked 333rd among Division I teams).___ Northwestern, Minnesota meet in Big Ten tourney Associated Press center_img March 9, 2020 For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

British Open field 2019: Who is playing? Complete lineup, pairings and more

first_imgMORE: Who will win the British Open? Betting favorites and sleeper picksOpen Championship tee times, pairings for Round 2All times are Eastern. Royal Portrush is located five time zones ahead of the East Coast.Friday, Round 2Round 1Round 2Group1:35 a.m.6:36 a.m.Darren Clarke, James Sugrue, Charley Hoffman1:46 a.m.6:47 a.m.Emiliano Grillo, Sung Kang, Thomas Thurloway1:57 a.m.6:58 a.m.Andy Sullivan, C. Bezuidenhout, Alex Levy2:08 a.m.7:09 a.m.Chan Kim, Zander Lombard, Brandon Wu (a)2:19 a.m.7:20 a.m.Richard Sterne, Romain Langasque, Mattias Schmid (a)2:30 a.m.7:31 a.m.Padraig Harrington, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Andrew Putnam2:41 a.m.7:42 a.m.Bubba Watson, Eddie Pepperell, Rafa Cabrera Bello2:52 a.m.7:53 a.m.Phil Mickelson, Shane Lowry, Branden Grace3:03 a.m.8:04 a.m.Alex Noren, Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Sam Locke3:14 a.m.8:15 a.m.Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, C.T. Pan3:25 a.m.8:26 a.m.Ryan Palmer, Andrea Pavan, Dylan Frittelli3:36 a.m.8:37 a.m.Kyle Stanley, Bob MacIntyre, Andrew Johnston3:47 a.m.8:48 a.m.Mikko Korhonen, Oliver Wilson, Curtis Knipes (a)4:03 a.m.9:04 a.m.Ian Poulter, Sungjae Im, Kiradech Aphibarnrat4:14 a.m.9:15 a.m.Henrik Stenson, Xander Schauffele, Graeme McDowell4:25 a.m.9:26 a.m.Haotong Li, Russell Knox, Bernd Wiesberger4:36 a.m.9:37 a.m.Jason Kokrak, Connor Syme, Austin Connelly4:47 a.m.9:48 a.m.Zach Johnson, David Duval, Corey Conners4:58 a.m.9:59 a.m.Francesco Molinari, Bryson DeChambeau, Adam Scott5:09 a.m.10:10 a.m.Rory McIlroy, Gary Woodland, Paul Casey5:20 a.m.10:21 a.m.Rickie Fowler, Kevin Kisner, Hideki Matsuyama5:31 a.m.10:32 a.m.Jim Furyk, Si Woo Kim, Jimmy Walker5:42 a.m.10:43 a.m.Luke List, Alexander Bjork , Paul Waring5:53 a.m.10:54 a.m.Shugo Imahira, Nate Lashley, Benjamin Hebert5:04 a.m.11:05 a.m.Mikumu Horikawa, Callum Shinkwin, Garrick Porteous5:15 a.m.11:16 a.m.Prom Messawat, Matthew Baldwin, Jack Senior5:46 a.m.1:35 a.m.Tom Lehman, Joaquin Niemann, M.A. Jimenez5:58 a.m.1:46 a.m.Byeong Hun An, Jorge Campillo, Chris Wood7:09 a.m.2:08 a.m.Joel Dahmen, Adri Arnaus, Dimitrios Papadatos7:20 a.m.2:19 a.m.Erik van Rooyen, Kurt Kitayama, Jake McLeod7:31 a.m.2:30 a.m.Ryan Fox, Shaun Norris, Dongkyu Jang7:42 a.m.2:41 a.m.Tyrrell Hatton, Keith Mitchell, Thomas Pieters7:53 a.m.2:52 a.m.Justin Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood, Thorbjorn Olesen8:04 a.m.3:03 a.m.Brooks Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen, Shubhankar Sharma8:15 a.m.3:14 a.m.Billy Horschel, J. Janewattananond, Aaron Wise8:26 a.m.3:25 a.m.Jordan Spieth, Marc Leishman, Danny Willett8:37 a.m.3:36 a.m.Cameron Smith, Adam Hadwin, David Lipsky8:48 a.m.3:47 a.m.Paul Lawrie, Chez Reavie, Justin Harding9:04 a.m.4:03 a.m.Takumi Kanaya (a), Tom Lewis, Brandon Stone9:15 a.m.4:14 a.m.Lucas Glover, Joost Luiten, Nino Bertasio9:26 a.m.4:25 a.m.Ernie Els, J.B. Holmes, Abraham Ancer9:37 a.m.4:36 a.m.Brandt Snedeker, Lee Westwood, Brian Harman9:48 a.m.4:47 a.m.Justin Rose, Tony Finau, Lucas Bjerregaard9:49 a.m.4:58 a.m.Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Keegan Bradley10:10 a.m.5:09 a.m.Tiger Woods, Matthew Wallace, Patrick Reed10:21 a.m.5:20 a.m.Jon Rahm, Patrick Cantlay, Matt Kuchar10:32 a.m.5:31 a.m.Kevin Streelman, Doc Redman, Robert Rock10:43 a.m.5:42 a.m.Adrian Otaegui, Yuta Ikeda, Isidro Benitez10:54 a.m.5:53 a.m.Patton Kizziren, Sang Hyun Park, Yuki Inamori11:05 a.m.5:04 a.m.Yoshinori Fujimoto, Doyeob Mun, Andrew Wilson11:16 a.m.5:15 a..m.Gunn Charoenkul, Yosuke Asaji, Ashton Turner Woods, who said he has been waking up at 1 a.m. ET for several days to acclimate himself to the time difference in Northern Ireland, has been grouped with fellow American Patrick Reed and Englishman Matt Wallace for the first two rounds of the British Open. Their tee times are below.RoundTimePairing110:10 a.m. ETPatrick Reed, Matt Wallace25:09 a.m. ETPatrick Reed, Matt Wallace3TBD 4TBD Francesco Molinari is the defending British Open champion and finished fifth at the Masters but has just a lone win on the PGA Tour this year. He would become the first golfer to hoist the Claret Jug in consecutive years since Padraig Harrington did so in 2008.Brooks Koepka, who always brings his best game at majors, has yet to add a British Open victory to his resume despite winning four of the last five majors he has played in. Should Koepka cross the British Open win off his to-do list, he would become just the fourth golfer to ever finish in the top 10 of every major in the same calendar year that they won the Claret Jug.MORE: Watch the British Open live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)British Open field: Who is playing in 2019?As one might expect at a major tournament, the field is stacked. All 33 of the top golfers in the World Golf Rankings will be competing, including the likes of Koepka, McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler. Nineteen of the top-20 golfers in the FedEx Cup standings will also be teeing off at Royal Portrush, including Matt Kuchar and Xander Schauffele. 2017 champion Jordan Spieth and 2016 winner Henrik Stenson are also in the field.Is Tiger Woods playing in the British Open 2019?Tiger Woods is indeed back in action. This is his first tournament since he tied for 21st in the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach one month ago. The last time Woods skipped all tournaments between majors, it didn’t turn out too well for the three-time British Open champ. After taking a complete break from competition between winning his fifth Masters and the PGA Championship, Woods failed to make the cut. It may only be July, but the PGA Tour’s fourth and final major has already arrived with the 2019 British Open.For just the second time in the history of the British Open, the tournament will be played outside of England and Scotland, returning to Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland for the first time since 1951. “Local” favorite Rory McIlroy owns the course record of 61, a score he totaled when he was just 16 years old.last_img read more

WPB Woman Finds Python in her Washing Machine

first_imgA West Palm Beach woman says she “screamed out loud” when she found a hissing python in her washing machine.Emily snakeEmily Visnic, of West Palm Beach, says she was pulling clothes out of her washer when she found snake skin and then felt something move. It’s believed the snake was a pet that got into the vents of the apartment building and it was determined that it had been living in the appliance for a while.A maintenance worker at the apartment complex came and took the snake away.The python in the washing machine is believed to be an isolated incident and not related to the 100-thousand pythons slithering around the Florida Everglades.last_img read more