Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion After being away for an extended time, I’m looking forward to commenting on a few issues, both serious and not so serious.The first issue that has caught my attention is about whether a bakery owner has the right to refuse to sell a wedding cake to a gay couple.It was a matter of whether the bakery owner had the right to freely practice his religion as the Constitution guarantees.If that bakery were around this area, I would go in and order a wedding cake, agree to the decoration, etc. then, just before paying for the cake, I would smile sweetly and ask, “I’m twice divorced (true), will that be a problem?” Lorene HuntleySchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Troopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stopSchenectady police reform sessions pivot to onlineEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation
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David Moyes sends warning to Kieran Tierney over Arsenal transfer move Moyes says Tierney will need time to adjust to the Premier League (Picture: Getty)‘Again, it may take him a little period of time for him to fully adjust to life in the Premier League.‘He will be facing a top-end player every week, and he will need to get to grips with that as there will be much more defensive duties to carry out than he has probably been used to at Celtic.‘But if the move goes through, he will go on to show his worth and will be a credit to himself and his country.’ Metro Sport ReporterSunday 4 Aug 2019 1:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Comment Arsenal target Kieran Tierney has told Celtic he wants to play in the Premier League (Picture: Getty)David Moyes has warned Kieran Tierney that it will take time to adjust to the step up in quality of the Premier League should he complete a move from Celtic to Arsenal.Unai Emery identified Tierney as his priority left-back target at the start of the summer and Arsenal are reportedly confident of signing the 22-year-old left-back.The Gunners failed with their two opening bids for Tierney, but it’s understood the club are closing in on an agreement with Celtic after restructuring their offer of £25million for the Scotland international.Tierney has told Celtic that he’s keen to play in England this coming season and Moyes is confident the full-back has what it takes to become a ‘stalwart’ at the Emirates.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHowever, the former Manchester United manager believes his compatriot must be prepared for a better standard of opposition if he moves south of the border.‘He has been outstanding for Celtic for more than three years,’ Moyes told The Sunday Post.‘I’ve always had my eye on him and rated him. He is a top player.‘If he does go to the Emirates, I can see him being a stalwart for Arsenal for the next 10 years. Advertisement Arsenal are confident of landing Celtic star Tierney (Picture: Getty)Celtic skipper Scott Brown claims that Kieran Tierney has brushed off speculation linking him with Arsenal and is fully focused on returning to training ahead of the new season.‘He’s fine, he’s just come back from an injury,’ Brown said.‘He’s looking forward to trying to get himself back into training and get himself back on the pitch as well.‘He’s been a phenomenal player for us for the last five seasons. We’ll just wait and see what happens but here’s hoping he stays.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘As it stands he’s a Celtic player and I’d love him to stay because of what he’s done the last five seasons.‘There’s always going to be speculation on top-quality players and that’s what Kieran is.‘There will always be speculation whether he goes through this window to the next window, it will always be there.‘That is what we expect when the team is doing so well and we’re doing well in Europe, and he’s performing well in Europe. It will always be there or thereabouts.’MORE: Robbie Fowler sends warning to Harry Maguire and suggests ideal Paul Pogba replacement Advertisement
Buffalo field layout schematic; Source: CarnarvonAustralia-based Carnarvon Petroleum has completed field surveillance operations on its Buffalo project located WA-523-P in the Timor Sea and found potential surface locations for wells. Carnarvon, as the operator of the project, during the course of the first week of October mobilized a team to undertake field surveillance operations in the area of the proposed Buffalo oil field redevelopment area.This surveillance was undertaken in order to determine the potential future surface locations for wells, the platform and flowline to a floating Production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO).Carnarvon revealed plans for drilling of the first production well on its Buffalo oil field redevelopment back in May 2018. The first step in the redevelopment is the drilling of the Buffalo-10 well, which is intended to be the first production well in the oil field redevelopment, positioned to test the new oil in the attic accumulation as well as drill deeper into the oil pool in the previously developed portion of the field.Carnarvon informed on Tuesday that the data from the survey indicates that there are no impediments to locating the wells in the surface locations that are most ideal for targeting the identified attic of oil with additional analysis continuing to be being undertaken.In line with ongoing operational readiness, the company has also submitted the Environmental Plan for the drilling of up to three wells in the field.Carnarvon is also actively engaging with the governments of both Australia and Timor-Leste in order to be able to drill a well, in the Timor-Leste jurisdiction, in the third quarter of next year.Carnarvon was awarded the WA-523-P acreage in May 2016 for an initial six-year term which included the previously developed Buffalo field. The Field was discovered by BHP in 1996 and subsequently developed using four wells drilled from a small, unmanned wellhead platform installed in 25 meters water depth, tied back to an FPSO.Production started in December 1999 at production rates up to approximately 50,000stb/d and terminated in November 2004 after the production of 20.5MMstb of highly-undersaturated, light oil (53°API) from the Jurassic-age Elang Formation. All existing facilities and wells were decommissioned and removed prior to Carnarvon being awarded the block.
LocalNews Alleged robbery at Pagua Bay House in Marigot leaves one dead and two injured by: – August 1, 2011 Crime Scene at Pagua Bay House in North End – MarigotOne man has been found dead, and two others injured as a result of an alleged robbery which took place last night at Pagua Bay House in North End-Marigot, according to reports from an employee of Pagua House.The owners of Pagua Bay Bar and Grill and Pagua Bay House, Rick and Alicia Davison were attacked by three masked men after an alleged attempted robbery.In the process of this robbery, one person Joe Costello who is the owner of Silks Boutique Hotel located at Hatton Garden Estate, Pagua Bay who was with Rick and Alicia Davison at Pagua House, succumbed to his injuries after being severely beaten by the three masked men.It is reported that a security guard who was on duty at the time witnessed the incident and attempted to contact the local Police Station for over ten minutes.His attempts were unsuccessful as the telephone system at the Police Station has been dysfunctional for over three weeks.It is not clear what extent of injuries Rick and Alicia Davison sustained, however they are both receiving medical attention at the Princess Margaret Hospital, while the body of Joe has been transported to the North Eastern Funeral Association (NEFA) in Wesley.The extent of the robbery is not clear at this time; however some of their personal items were reportedly stolen including their mobile phones.While police investigations into the alleged robbery continue Dominica Vibes News will provide further details as they become available.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Share 121 Views 2 comments Share Sharing is caring! Share
Promoted Content10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Actors Who Quit Movies For Shocking ReasonsThe Best Cars Of All TimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art Loading… Lionel Messi scored four goals as Barcelona began a crucial week in their season by thrashing Eibar 5-0 in La Liga on Saturday. Barca play at in-form Napoli in the Champions League on Tuesday before facing title rivals Real Madrid next weekend, with pressure on the team, and Messi, amid a period of political turbulence at the club. Yet on the pitch, Messi showed no sign of distraction as the 32-year-old completed the second fastest of his now 36 league hat-tricks, after less than 40 minutes at Camp Nou. “There’s nothing left to do but stand up and applaud,” Eibar wrote on Twitter afterwards. Messi added a late fourth after being teed up by Martin Braithwaite, Barcelona’s emergency signing who enjoyed an excellent cameo off the bench by claiming two assists, the second for Arthur Melo in injury-time. “I won’t wash my kit after hugging Messi,” said Braithwaite. Braithwaite’s contribution and Messi’s return to form delivered a timely boost ahead of what could prove a pivotal few days in Barca’s season. Messi had gone four games without a goal in La Liga, his longest drought since 2014, even if those matches saw him register five assists. He now has 22 goals in 28 appearances this term. And Braithwaite’s arrival from Leganes on Thursday drew criticism after Barcelona capitalised on a curious La Liga rule that allows clubs to sign outside of the transfer window if they have lost a player to injury for more than five months. Leganes, without their top scorer, were beaten earlier by fellow strugglers Celta Vigo but Braithwaite made the perfect start with his new team, to suggest he could yet prove a useful addition during the run-in. Messi said in an interview with Mundo Deportivo last week that Barcelona, “the way we are now”, will not have enough to go all the way in the Champions League, placing further doubts around the direction of the club on the back of his public spat with technical secretary Eric Abidal. The Argentinian also described as “strange” the allegations, which have been denied by the club, that president Josep Maria Bartomeu hired a PR company that has criticised Barca players, including Messi, on social media. Yet Saturday’s victory means Quique Setien’s side go top of La Liga, temporarily at least, with Real Madrid able to restore their one-point lead at the summit if they beat Levante later on Saturday. “The win was just what we needed,” said Setien. The reward for the winner of the Clasico next weekend will be first place, in a meeting at the Santiago Bernabeu that could have a considerable psychological impact on the title race. With Napoli to come first in midweek in the Champions League last 16 first leg, Bartomeu will hope this result against Eibar sets the tone for recovery, particularly given the fans had waved white handkerchiefs, whistled and sang songs in protest against the club’s president before kick-off. – Brilliant Messi – Messi quickly got to work, scoring a brilliant first goal in the 14th minute after collecting the ball centrally, around 30 yards out. He had three Eibar defenders in front of him but found a way through, nutmegging Anaitz Arbilla before chipping delicately into the corner. The second came in the 37th minute as Sergio Busquets found Arturo Vidal, who feathered a flick into Messi’s path. Messi surged forward, past his stumbling opponents, and fired in. Lionel Messi celebrates with Martin Braithwaite Read Also: Messi reveals what Real Madrid are missing since Ronaldo’s exit His third, three minutes later, was the simplest of the trio and arrived only after he tried to play in Antoine Griezmann. His generosity was rewarded as a sloppy Griezmann touch meant the ball cannoned back to Messi, who apologetically poked in. Setien was able to take Griezmann off with 18 minutes left and introduce Braithwaite for his debut. Braithwaite’s first contribution was a skewed cross but things improved immeasurably from there, as two passes across goal gave Messi his fourth and Arthur his first. Later on Saturday, Real Sociedad moved into fourth above Atletico Madrid with a 3-0 victory over Valencia, whose miserable form continued following their 4-1 Champions League loss at Atalanta in midweek. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
Senator Coats (R-Ind.) addressed the crisis on the southern border in Washington D.C. Tuesday.Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.), the ranking Republican on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, spoke Tuesday on the Senate floor about the humanitarian crisis on the southern border and outlined steps that can be taken to address the situation.“We cannot sit back and let this situation grow worse, as it does day by day,” said Coats. “We must find a way to solve this humanitarian crisis and stem the flow of unaccompanied minors entering our country. For the sake of the rule of law, our national security and the safety of these children, it is imperative that we get this right.”In his remarks, Coats called for enforcement of existing law to stop the influx of illegal immigration.“This means returning those who have already come,” said Coats. “We need to make it clear and unequivocal that the law requires they be returned as quickly and expeditiously as possible. This will show the children yet to attempt the trip, and their families, that the dangers of the journey are not worth it because you will be returned home.”The senator said that a key part of this effort must be a viable repatriation plan with a streamlined processing system.“The administration must deliver a clear message, and its actions must match its words—our laws require that these children will be sent back,” added Coats.
Police are investigating how the fall occurred. An 18-month-old girl who fell from a third floor window is recovering in the hospital, and is expected to survive, police say.Officials say the toddler fell down at The Cove at Boynton Beach apartments Wednesday evening. The toddler was taken to Delray Medical Center. She did not suffer any life-threatening injuries.
Zambia secured all three points against Algeria with a 3-1 victory in front of their home fans.A Brian Mwila brace helped Zambia keep their 2018 World Cup qualification dream alive with a 3-1 win over Algeria on Saturday, leaving the Desert Foxes’ hopes of reaching Russia in tatters. The result in Lusaka moves Zambia up to second in Group B after three matches, five points behind leaders Nigeria. Algeria – who were without playmaker Riyad Mahrez – are bottom of the standings on just one point.Elsewhere, Ivory Coast were 3-0 winners in Gabon to go top of Group C.Zambia’s Brian Mwila scored the first of his two goals against Algeria from a powerful header off a well-placed Augustine Mulenga cross in the sixth minute.Mwila added a second after 32 minutes, this time with a close-range shot after Algerian goalkeeper and captain, Rais Mbolhi, failed to keep hold of the ball.Algeria fought back in the second half and were rewarded with a goal from just outside the box by Yacine Brahimi in the 53rd minute.The Desert Foxes were given a further boost just three minutes later when Zambia’s Fashion Sakala was sent off for a second yellow card.However, Algeria found it difficult to get the equaliser and two minutes from time, substitute Enock Mwepu scored Zambia’s third to make it 3-1 to the hosts.The result all-but ends Algeria’s hopes of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but keeps Zambia’s slim hopes alive.The two teams will meet again in Constantine on Tuesday.In Libreville, Ivory Coast were 3-0 winners over Gabon to go top of Group C, two points above Morocco who thrashed Mali 6-0 on Friday.After a barren first half, Max Gradel opened the scoring for the visitors with a goal in the 53rd minute. Seydou Doumbia – currently on loan at Sporting in Portugal from Roma – then struck twice in six minutes to give the Elephants the win.Both his goals were supplied by Gervinho, the first coming on 77 minutes when he lifted the ball over Gabon’s goalkeeper.His second, on 83 minutes, went in off the far post after a sweetly-struck strike.Gabon were without their talismanic forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who was not available for this fixture.Ivory Coast have not lost in World Cup qualifying for 26 games – a run that has been going for 12 years. On Tuesday, the two teams will face each other again in Bouake.RUSSIA 2018 WCQ RESULTSZambia 3-1 AlgeriaGabon 0-3 Ivory CoastSenegal 0-0 Burkina FasoSpain 3-0 ItalyUkraine 2-0 TurkeyWales 1-0 AustriaShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Popoola who was Secretary of the NOC for eight years thanked the Gumel led board members for their support during his time in office.While talking about his time in office, Popoola said he was leaving as a fulfilled man going by what he was able to achieve.“It was an interesting eight years in office and a very great moment of my life where I can boldly say I left my mark on the sand of time.“During my time, we went far in marketing and branding of NOC as an entity which I believe can be improved upon.”Speaking further, Popoola described the incoming Secretary General as an elder brother who stood by him during his tenure as he promised to always be around to contribute his quota to the development of sports and the Olympic family.The new Scribe, Oladapo stressed on the need to continue with the legacy of the Olympic movement while promising an all inclusive and innovative Secretariat.“2019 is a busy year for us on the international stage which will dovetail into the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. All hands must be on deck to ensure that we ably represent Nigeria.“This is a selfless service to humanity as we continue to grow sports and reposition the NOC to a viable brand”, Oladapo remarked.He stressed that Popoola remained a relevant member of the family and will continue to contribute his quota where necessary.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Femi SolajaYesterday marked the beginning of another era at the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) following the formal hand-over ceremony between outing Secretary General, Babatunde Popoola and the return of Mr Olabanji Oladapo back to the saddle.The short but significant ceremony took place at the conference room of the secretariat and was witnessed by the NOC President, Habu Gumel and top management staff.