Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThere are problems with arming teachers and setting up metal detectors in schools in order to deter school shootings. Money is one problem. Schools already are underfunded, and using tax dollars to arm and train teachers would be an incredible waste. Five hundred dollars for a metal detector might sound cheap. But to a school that can barely afford school supplies for teachers and students, it isn’t.Another problem is that armed teachers and metal detectors don’t actually address the issue of gun violence. Things like licenses, registrations and insurance for guns could help the problem. Raise the legal age to buy a gun. If the drinking age is 21 because people can’t drink responsibly when they are younger, then they probably can’t use a gun responsibly either. Taylor WilliamGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation
It’s not just the racetrack that will draw punters to this home.Steven Brockington already knows he’s going to regret selling his Hendra property today.His four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 126 Mein St, has the perfect backdrop which will never be built out — a racetrack.Mr Brockington, an engineer, has lived at the property for almost four years however has plans to downsize and start a business.Steve Brockington is selling his Mein Street house that over looks the Eagle Farm Racecourse. Picture: Liam KidstonWith family connections within the racing industry, Mr Brockington said his brother was a bloodstock agent, and his uncle worked his entire life at the Eagle Farm racecourse.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:08Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:08 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels360p360p240p240pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenQld Property News.05:09“I’ve always loved being around racehorses, so this property appealed to me,” he said.“I’m definitely going to miss living here. I’m in the quiet part of the street, and directly opposite the winning post. You can see everything from here.”More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The views from 126 Mein Street, Hendra.Mr Brockington said he hoped someone in the racing industry would buy his home.“I think it would be nice for someone who appreciates the position and someone who loves horses,” he said.The open-plan home has two levels and multiple living areas.LJ Hooker New Farm selling agents Andrea Crossan and Mark Everson said the new development plan set down for the Eagle Farm racetrack would create a unique backdrop to this amazing property.The racetrack can be seen from the home’s deck. Inside 126 Mein Street, Hendra.Ms Crossan said the property was on a large 789sq m parcel of land which was well sought after and becoming less available with the current trend of splitting blocks and building housing boundary to boundary.“With four-bedrooms, a swimming pool and a back deck overlooking the manicured lawns of Eagle Farm, this property will never lose it views and sense of space and distance,” Ms Crossan said.The property goes to auction on April 1 at 11am.
The Australian Real Estate Conference is held on the Gold Coast once a year with AREC 2019 set for June 2-3. Picture: Regi VargheseTodd Duncan has ridden the highs and lows of real estate and come out smiling.At age 46, Todd Duncan went through the worst of times when his wife passed away from breast cancer, leaving him with two boys age 11 and 13. At the same time, a spectacular business fail wiped out 50 per cent of his net worth.“I was crying in the hallway after my wife had died and my 13-year-old son looked at me and said, ‘Dad, you have to do what you teach everybody else to do. You can’t stop. You have to keep going’.”“So that’s what I did. We all have loss. We’re going to go through that, and it’s how we go through it that makes the biggest difference.”Duncan is a business coach, transformation speaker and best-selling author based in Las Vegas, USA. He’s been dubbed the mortgage and real estate world’s answer to self help guru Tony Robbins (minus the firewalking).“That’s a compliment,” he says. “I like to think that we’ve made a significant impact. But what I do differently is I get people inspired to take action in a way that is sustainable, without them having to come back and continue to go to seminars.” 3. Turn down the promotion, turn up the emotion and convert more contracts. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 1. Use trust as a disruptive strategy to win more business and eliminate objections More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago 2. Develop uniqueness in a sea of sameness and prospect more effectively Duncan believes trust is the biggest disruptor in the real estate industry today.“Trust is the hardest thing to gain, it’s the easiest thing to lose and it’s the most important thing to hang on to.”“We trust brands, we trust products, we trust services, we trust people. Then we don’t trust those very same things, depending on our most recent experience with them.”“People make decisions in the blink of an eye. If you’re in an industry where trust is an issue, you can use it as a disruptive advantage. It’s a soft skill — it’s about empathy and it’s about connection. If you can make relationships work you can make the world work.”“If I was in an industry where trust was an issue, I would make it my USP (unique selling proposition). Because people pay for trust.” *Todd Duncan is a keynote speaker at AREC 2019. (Source: AREC 2019) AREC 2019 keynote speaker Todd Duncan. Picture: Supplied/McGrathDuncan started his working life as a real estate broker in southern California.He clearly remembers his first sale: a small block of four apartments for $101,000.“What was most exciting about that transaction was that it was my first, and it was the investor’s first, and I got the joy of helping him buy and the joy of making my first deal.”Since then, Duncan’s career seriously took off. He’s become one of the US real estate industry’s best know figures, with 17 books under his belt (including two New York Times bestsellers) and more than three million ‘mentorees’ attending his events across the globe.But it hasn’t all been plain sailing. After he came close to losing everything he’d worked for, Duncan gave an interview to Success magazine … about his failure.“I have to tell you it wasn’t easy,” he admits. “When you own a success company, and you teach people all around the world how to be successful, and now all of a sudden you have this massive failure, how do you do that?” TODD’S TIPS: “I made one really big mistake but I learnt from that mistake. I knew I only wanted to make that mistake once. You learn your lessons and you move forward. To this day, nobody in my company can sign a cheque except for me.”The interview was downloaded more than four million times.“People in business who are risking their own capital to build their dreams, they appreciate vulnerability,” says Duncan. “I found the way to handle failure was to be true, and to be authentic, and to be vulnerable, and to be trustworthy.”
Planning is underway to remove the dock and jetty at the Rayonier Mill Site in Port Angeles Harbor, reports the Washington State Department of Ecology.They announced that residents, in late August, will see some field survey work taking place at the dock and shoreline area leased by Rayonier Advanced Materials in Port Angeles.The work is a collaboration among the state Department of Ecology, Rayonier Advanced Materials (RYAM), and the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR).“The site work will support the engineering design of the plan to remove the marine structures and restore the shoreline,” said Carla Yetter, Vice President of Sustainability for RYAM.The initial survey work is the result of ongoing dialogue between the company and state agencies.While the work plan for the project is not yet complete, the field survey work this month will serve to inform the group as to the next steps to build out the timeline and scope of work for the project, which will include: removal of the dock and jetty, and clean-up of contaminated sediment and the shoreline to achieve marine habitat restoration.
Mourinho’s honeymoon period in north London is over after a run of just two wins in Tottenham’s last seven games, but he has consistently been a thorn in Liverpool’s side with Chelsea and Manchester United in the past. “Jose Mourinho is a world-class manager with a specific mindset. I would say he wants to win with all he has. I respect that a lot,” said Klopp. “That means each situation his team is in, he tries to use for his team.” Klopp picked up his fourth Premier League manager of the month prize of the season on Friday as reward for navigating a gruelling December schedule across four different competitions without dropping a point. Liverpool are 13 points clear with a game in hand over closest challengers Leicester and Manchester City as they seem destined to end a 30-year wait to win the league. However, Trent Alexander-Arnold, who picked up the player of the month award, insists they cannot afford to get over-excited. Loading… “We know we can’t get too excited and we know that nothing has been won yet. If we want to be a successful team then we have to keep going until the end,” said the England international. “Obviously we are in a good position, which is something that we can’t ignore. We’re playing well, we’re on a good run of form but we can’t take that for granted because there are shock results week in, week out in the Premier League. Read Also: Tottenham agree £28m deal for AC Milan striker “If we get our mentality and the game-plan right then we know that with the quality that we’ve got then we’re confident going into games. But we can’t be overly-confident and arrogant. We need to know our quality and make sure we produce it.” Klopp confirmed that James Milner and Naby Keita will miss the trip to Tottenham due to muscle injuries. Fabinho and Dejan Lovren are also not ready to return, but could be fit for the visit of Manchester United next weekend. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Jose Mourinho remains a world class coach and a threat to his side’s unbeaten Premier League record when the European champions travel to Tottenham on Saturday. A massive 28-point gap separates the sides that contested the Champions League final just seven months ago with Liverpool running away with the title, while sixth-placed Spurs’ ambition is just to make it back into the top four. ‘World class’: Jurgen Klopp (right) is full of respect for Jose Mourinho (left) Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBeautiful Mutations: 15 Staggering Photos Of HeterochromiaWorld’s Most Delicious Foods7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made
Premier League clubs spent a record £950million in the 2014-15 summer and winter transfer windows. Press Association Spending in the 2015 winter market equalled the £130million invested the previous year. Deadline day had a low-key feel about it, but clubs still spent more on the final day of this window – £45million – than they did on 2014 deadline day (£35million). The final figure of £130million was well down on the record winter spend of £225million in 2011, when Chelsea broke the record for a transfer between British clubs with their £50million purchase of Fernando Torres from Liverpool. But the overall spend across the 2014-15 season puts the previous best of £760million from the 2013-14 season in the shade and underlines the increased buying power of English top-flight clubs as they benefit from enhanced broadcasting revenues. Dan Jones, partner in the Sports Business Group at Deloitte, said: “Given the record level of spending seen in the summer, it is not entirely surprising that we haven’t seen a new record for the January window. However, with all Premier League clubs recording record revenues, we might have expected one or two more major deals in this window. “Despite the relative restraint we have seen in the January window, 2014-15 is still a record season for Premier League spending. Last season saw Premier League spending surpass the £700million threshold for the first time, and the revenue growth at Premier League clubs is such that they have been able to record a combined transfer spend this season of over £950million.” Some of the other key findings of Deloitte’s research were: :: The acquisition of new players from overseas clubs accounted for £65million (50 per cent) of Premier League clubs’ gross transfer spending, followed by acquisitions from fellow Premier League clubs (£55million, 42 per cent), and acquisitions from Football League clubs (£10million, eight per cent). :: Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal have been the biggest gross spenders in this window, accounting for around 50 per cent of the total Premier League spend. :: In aggregate, Premier League clubs have now spent over £1.3 billion to acquire new players in the 13 January transfer windows (2003-15). On average, the clubs’ transfer spending in January is equivalent to around one-fifth of total transfer spending in each year. :: Premier League clubs’ net transfer spend was around £40million (2014: £35million; 2013: £70million; 2012: £25million; 2011: £90million), this being the net amount that flows to overseas clubs and Football League clubs. Player transfers out of the Premier League generated around £30million of receivables for the clubs, including from the transfer of Andre Schurrle to Wolfsburg. :: Over the past decade, Premier League clubs’ January transfer spending has typically exceeded that of other European leagues. This is due in part to the Premier League’s long-established mechanism that distributes broadcasting revenues on a more equal basis compared to the other big five leagues. :: Top division clubs in Italy are the second-highest gross spenders this January, with total reported transfer spending of around 50 per cent of the Premier League total. Total transfer spending by top division clubs in both Germany and Spain was around 40 per cent of that by Premier League clubs. Meanwhile gross transfer spending by French clubs was around a quarter of that seen at Premier League clubs.
-confident ahead of basketball tournamentBy Daniel HaynesTHE Guyana Male Under- 15 basketball team is set to depart Guyana today for the Under -15 Centro Basket Tournament in Puerto Rico. The team played its first warm-up game Thursday night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall where they took on The Bishops’ High School Under -16 team. They made light work of the Bishops’ side with a scoreline of 52-34,winning by 18 points.According to Willon Camera, coach of the team, the team looked confident throughout the encounter.“It was a very good effort from them; being their first game together and having(just) a few days at training camp,” stated Cameron. “They were efficient on offence and communicated(well) on defence, and that’s something I’m happy to see,” he added.Willon compared the team to the U-16 silver medal winner in the Caribbean Basketball Championships, stating that mentally, this current U-15 team is tougher.“These guys don’t ever give up and they always find a way to adapt to every situation; they might be facing tall obstacles but they put their heads down and fight to overcome obstacles,” Cameron stated.He added that the CBC U-16 team relied heavily on their talent to get them through games but did not have the same level of fight.When asked about the team’s chances at the tournament and his expectations, he stated:“Well, it being our first time at Centro Basket level and U-15, it’s tough to predict what will happen, but despite that I will be proud of any outcome and with what I am seeing from this group of youngsters, basketball in Guyana has a bright future.”The championships will take place from August 24 to August 28 in Patillas, Puerto Rico.
Mumbai: Mumbai Indians prevailed over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Super Over to qualify for the IPL playoffs here Thursday, the win propelling them to the second position in the pecking order. Opting to bat, Mumbai Indians scored 162 for five in the allotted 20 overs, and then, saw SRH end their innings at the same score.Needing nine to win in the Super Over, Hardik Pandya hammered Rashid Khan for a six over long off in the first ball and then Kieron Pollard took the side home with three balls to spare.In the one-over eliminator, Sunrisers Hyderabad managed 8/2 with Jasprit Bumrah bagging the wickets of Manish Pandey and Mohammed Nabi.Mumbai have 16 points from 13 outings and have a game left on Sunday against Kolkata Knight Riders, while Sunrisers Hyderabad are placed fourth with 12 points.Hyderabad needed 17 runs off the last over and the equation was brought down to seven by the time Hardik braced up to bowl the final delivery. But Manish Pandey (71 not out off 47 balls) carted the all-rounder over long-on for a six to bring the scores level and force a Super Over, a first at the Wankhede Stadium.Chasing 163, Hyderabad needed 41 runs from 18 balls, but Malinga (0-37) conceded 12 runs as the equation was brought down to 29 runs off 12 balls.Then Bumrah (2-31) gave 12 runs in the penultimate over, with Manish Pandey hitting two fours.Earlier, Quinton De Kock’s unbeaten 69 took the hosts to a respectable total on a difficult pitch.For the visitors, the chase began with Wriddiman Saha (25 off 15 balls) and Martin Guptill (15 off 11) adding 40 for the first wicket. But Saha was sent back by Bumrah.Bumrah struck for the second time as he trapped Guptill in front of the wicket in the sixth over. Left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya (2-22) struck early as he trapped Kane Williamson (3) in the eighth over, a decision which went in Mumbai’s favour after a successful review. The visitors were in a spot of bother at 65-3.Then Pandey and Vijay Shankar (12 off 17 balls) tried to rally the innings with a 33-run stand, but Krunal struck again in the 14th over, sending Shankar back.Hardik struck in the first over when Abhishek Sharma edged to keeper De Kock, after which Hyderabad were almost out of the contest. But Mohammed Nabi (31 off 20 balls) and Pandey brought the visitors back.Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers dished out a clinical performance to restrict Mumbai Indians to 162 for five.The Sunrisers, led by pacer Khaleel Ahmed (3-42), pegged Mumbai back after Rohit Sharma decided to bat. He was ably supported by the Afghan spin duo of Rashid Khan (0-21), Mohammed Nabi (1-24) and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (1-29), while Basil Thampi (0-40) had an off day.A late cameo from Krunal Pandya (9 not out off 3 balls) ensured Mumbai at least crossed the 160-run mark. De Kock, who hammered 6 fours and 2 sixes in his 58 ball-knock, lacked support from the other end.The left-handed batsman, who opened the innings, made his intentions clear in the fourth over by hammering Bhuvaneshwar for two fours.He along with Surya Kumar Yadav (23 off 17 balls) tried to rally the Mumbai innings with a 54-run stand for the second wicket after a well-settled Rohit Sharma (24) departed in the sixth over.Surya gave Khaleel his second wicket after giving an easy catch to Rashid Khan in the 12th over, after which there was a middle-order collapse for Mumbai with Evin Lewis (1) and Hardik Pandya (18 off 10 balls) falling in quick succession. West Indian Kieron Pollard (10) also could not display his usual attacking game. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Bangalore: Closing in on one of their worst IPL seasons, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s batting mainstays Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers Saturday apologised for their “up and down performances”, and thanked the fans for their support. RCB are placed at the bottom of the eight-team standings with only nine points following eight defeats and four victories.”RCB fans, thank you so much for the support throughout the season, you guys are incredible. Virat will agree to the fact that the last game with the rain, it was only a 5-over game but one of the most memorable games in my life and it wasn’t even the result. Thanks to you guys.”Sorry about the up and down performances, we are hoping to finish on a high. Please keep supporting us, it keeps us going. Hoping something special is coming in the last game and next season,” AB de Villiers said in the message to their fans for supporting them throughout a forgettable campaign. “One game left for the season, it’s been disappointing for us and for all of you but as we do every year, we are going to come out and do everything next season to turn it around.”This has to be a special message for you all because even after three hours of a game being washed out, you still sit in the stadium and give us the loudest cheer when we walk out to bat. It’s special and it’s always going to be special in our hearts and minds. Thank you for being the best fans that you are,” Kohli said in the video.RCB had a torrid time this season, losing their opening six matches. And despite an improvement in their results in the last seven games, RCB failed to reach the playoffs.The two stars promised to turn things around and go for glory once again next season.
By Martyn HermanLONDON, England (Reuters) – The “impossible” quadruple dream remains intact for Manchester City after an early headed goal from Gabriel Jesus sealed a scrappy 1-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion yesterday to put them into the FA Cup final.Jesus launched himself into the air to connect decisively in the third minute but City never hit top gear and they rather laboured to victory in an instantly forgettable match.Nevertheless, after bagging the League Cup, being locked in a titanic battle with Liverpool for the Premier League title and in the Champions League quarter-finals, Pep Guardiola’s side remain on course for an unprecedented clean sweep.It was a tired-looking display against Premier League relegation battlers Brighton, though, and City will need to rediscover their spark ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Tottenham Hotspur in the first leg of their Champions League last-eight tie. Guardiola was quick to play down the “Q” word.“My opinion is that nobody has done it (won the quadruple) so why can we do it?” Guardiola said. “It is almost impossible to achieve everything. That is the truth. Our fans will come, more than today, for the final, we are losing players every game but still we will try to do it.“I am happy to be in the final, we extend our season by one more week and we are happy for that.”Back at Wembley where they beat Chelsea on penalties to win the League Cup in February, City were huge favourites to get past a Brighton side with other things on their mind. Whatever plan Brighton boss Chris Hughton had cooked up to stop a City side who had won 20 of their last 22 matches in all competitions was in tatters after only three minutes.In one of the only fluid moves they put together all afternoon at a less-than-full Wembley, Kevin de Bruyne whipped in a superb low cross and Jesus arrived at the far post to plant a diving header past Brighton keeper Matthew Ryan.The Brighton fans, who greatly outnumbered City’s in the 71 000 crowd, must have feared the worst in the south coast’s club’s first FA Cup semi-final since 1983 when they beat Sheffield Wednesday before losing the final to Manchester United in a replay after the first game ended 2-2. But the onslaught never arrived. Had City fullback Kyle Walker been shown a red card during the first half after a clash with Alireza Jahanbakhsh the outcome could have been different. REACTED ANGRILY Walker reacted angrily after being shoved in the back and as the players squared up face to face, he appeared to move his head into Jahanbakhsh forehead.The incident went to the VAR, which is being used in the FA Cup, but referee Anthony Taylor was not required to send Walker off, although he was replaced at halftime by Danilo. “I have seen it a few times and my opinion is it is a red card,” Hughton said. “If Alireza goes down clutching his head it would have been a different outcome.”Brighton gradually grew in belief and but for a superb goal-line clearance by Aymeric Laporte they could have drawn level, the Frenchman hacking clear just when Glenn Murray seemed poised to equalise early in the second half.Hughton’s side caused the occasional problem from set-pieces and with City unusually lethargic, the result was never in the bag until referee Anthony Taylor blew for fulltime. City will face the winners of Watford and Wolverhampton Wanderers who meet in the second semi-final today.