With regard to your Oct. 19 editorial, we are genuinely surprised that the Daily Gazette Editorial Board seems to be more offended by a flyer that reveals the social media posts of the Niskayuna Republican Party than the social media posts of the local party itself. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion We believe the only thing that is “reprehensible” is to share social media posts from extreme outlets such as Alex Jones, Breitbart News and Rush Limbaugh. The flyer stated that these outlets have been linked to anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, climate change denial and conspiracy theories revolving around the Sandy Hook school shooting.Normalizing these extreme groups by regularly sharing their content helps them promote their views. We, as Niskayuna residents, continue to denounce these outlets and the ideologies they espouse, as they run directly counter to what makes our diverse community such a great place to live. We believe our neighbors will reject this, too.The sole intention of the flyer was to inform voters of the extreme social media postings of the Niskayuna Republican Committee.The Niskayuna Republican Committee and its endorsed candidates have yet to disavow the Facebook posts featuring Jones, Breitbart News and Limbaugh. The residents of Niskayuna have a right to know that the Niskayuna Republican Party is normalizing these extremist voices.Geoff HallNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Niskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?
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Topics : US-based Humanitarian China founder Zhou Fengsuo said his account was suspended after holding a Zoom event to commemorate the 31st anniversary of China’s bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protests at Tiananmen Square. The event was joined by viewers based in mainland China.Zoom said the Chinese government had notified it about four large planned commemoration meetings that were being publicized on social media. The authorities demanded they terminate the events and linked accounts, it added.Zoom decided to end three of those meetings and temporarily suspend the host accounts as it is currently unable to remove specific participants from a meeting or block participants from a certain country from joining a meeting, the company said.California-based Zoom, said it left the last meeting “undisturbed” as it did not have any participants from mainland China. It has now reinstated the accounts. The company said it was developing technology to enable it to remove or block at the participant level based on geography, and would publish an updated global policy on June 30..”This will enable us to comply with requests from local authorities when they determine activity on our platform is illegal within their borders,” it said.”However, we will also be able to protect these conversations for participants outside of those borders where the activity is allowed.”Reuters was not immediately able to contact China’s internet watchdog, the Cyberspace Administration of China.The anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown is a highly sensitive matter in China and content related to it is regularly blocked or censored by authorities.China’s cyberspace is tightly controlled, with Western social media and chat platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp blocked. Microsoft’s Skype was removed from China’s Apple and Android stores in 2017 though a Skype for Business option remains available.Zoom, which said in its SEC filings it has many research and development personnel in China, is not blocked and has become a popular tool for Chinese users told to stay home during the COVID-19 outbreak.Wang Dan, a US-based dissident and exiled Tiananmen Square student leader whose account was also shut down, said he was shocked to hear Zoom admit it had interrupted their meetings. His June 3 event with about 200 participants was deactivated midstream, he said.”Zoom compiled with China’s request, preventing us from going about our lives smoothly. It cannot get away with just a statement. We shall continue to use legal means and public opinion to ask Zoom to take responsibility for its mistake,” he said. Zoom Video Communications Inc said on Thursday it suspended user accounts and ended meetings linked to the anniversary of China’s Tiananmen Square crackdown on its platform after the Chinese government demanded it do so.Zoom, which has seen its global popularity as a video conferencing tool soar during the COVID-19 pandemic, said it did not provide any user information or meeting content to the Chinese government, adding it would not allow further requests from China to impact users outside the country in the future.The company’s statement https://blog.zoom.us/wordpress/2020/06/11/improving-our-policies-as-we-continue-to-enable-global-collaboration comes after it temporarily shut three accounts belonging to activists, one of whom is based in Hong Kong and two in the United States.
Loading… At 79 years old, Pelé recognised in an interview that Santos, the team that made him famous and which he played almost his whole career for, was never the team of his dreams. In an interview with the youtube channel ‘Pilhado’, Edson Arantes do Nascimento recognised that he has always been a Vasco da Gama fan. “Most of my friends and my father’s friends were Corinthians fans, or Club Atlético Bauru or Club Noroeste de Bauru fans, but from Brazil, most of them are Corinthians fans”, he began by narrating his beginnings in football.Advertisement Read Also: Barca set to sacrifice Griezmann to bring back Neymar However, It came as a surprise that Vasco da Gama stayed as his favourite team despite playing all his life at Santos. “I don’t know why I stopped being a Vasco da Gama fan. I started to like Vasco and I became a Vasco fan. I didn’t leave, I’m a Vasco fan. In case you don’t remember, I’m a Vasco fan”, he stressed several times. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Footballing legend Pele recognised at 79 years old that he was always a Vasco de Gama fan despite playing for Santos and New York Cosmos. Promoted ContentThe Best Cars Of All Time7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes8 Most Expensive (And Surprising Things) Keanu Reeves Ever Bought20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”Why Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This12 Marvel Superheroes When They Were KidsWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — Franklin County Community School bus drivers are asking for your help to “Stuff the Bus” this holiday season.Franklin County bus drivers drive over 2,700 hundred miles of roads every day, and see the needs of many Franklin County children.Bus drivers will have large bags to collect items in need such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, laundry care, and toilet paper.When your kid is picked up now through the beginning of Christmas Break you can put your donated items in the bag on the bus.Last year several thousand dollars worth of toys, cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, and personal care items were collected.
Brookville, In. — FCN Bank and its holding company is honored to introduce you to our newest Board of Director Dr. K Andrew Yaryan. After graduating from IU-Bloomington in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Chemistry, he attended Indiana University School of Optometry and graduated in 2008. Upon graduation, Dr. Yaryan returned to Connersville and purchased the practice of Dr. Richard Wiener in January of 2009, and broke ground on their current location in Connersville in May 2011. In November 2015, Dr Yaryan opened his second location in Brookville, IN.Over the past 10 years, Dr Yaryan has enjoyed the business side of his profession more than he expected. As the owner of two Yaryan Eye Care Centers, and board member for the Fayette County School Corporation Board, and the Fayette County Community Foundation Board, Dr. Yaryan strives to create a positive atmosphere for both patients and staff and feels that he can create a larger impact by donating his time, experience, and energy to communities he serves.FCN Bank is honored and excited to welcome Dr. Yaryan to the Board of Directors, and the FCN Bank Team.
No stranger to the stage at Lincoln, Tyler Frye (left) earned national Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified and Jet Racing Central Region rookie of the year honors this season, as well as the Salina Speedway track title. At right is IMCA President Brett Root. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)BELLEVILLE, Kan. – Tyler Frye will make room for a couple more trophies in his IMCA display case.Frye raced to Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified national and Jet Racing Central Region rookie of the year honors. The Belleville, Kan., clipper won eight of 48 starts this season in IMCA’s premier division.“When we started the season, we told ourselves that rookie of the year would be something we could accomplish,” said Frye, the 2015 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod national champion. “By the middle of the season we knew it was possible and kept working.”“It took a lot of nights to figure out what I wanted to do as a driver and what we wanted the car to do,” he continued. “I would have liked to get more starts this season but that wasn’t possible for a variety of reasons.”His first win came in just his eighth Modified start, on April 9 at RPM Speedway. Two of the four wins Frye registered between May 21 and June 11 came at Salina Speedway.“I had won the track championship at Salina before in a SportMod and it meant a lot to me to be able to do it again in the Modified,” said Frye, 20th in national standings and third in regional points. “I race with a lot of great guys at Salina. Winning another track championship there feels pretty good.”He ran at eight different tracks in Kansas and Nebraska and hopes to make 2016 the foundation of a long career in the Modified division.“We take a lot of pride in having been able to run with the other drivers in this region,” Frye said. “Hopefully we can improve and just get better and better throughout my Modified career.”Starts: 48Wins: 8Additional Top Fives: 20HIS CREW: Wife Diana, son Trevin, father Troy and stepmother Berdina Frye, Dave Wilber and Stacy Saip. HIS SPONSORS: Harris Auto Racing of Boone, Iowa; the Vanous family, KR92 Radio, Purple Splash, Jensen Earthworks, Tammy Frye and Wicked by Design, all of Belleville; BSB Manufacturing of Wellington; Jeff Cyphers of Concordia; Tornado Alley Water Fowl of Emporia; Feldkamp Furniture of Kansas; EngineQuest of Las Vegas, Nev.; Stephenville Starter of Stephenville, Texas; Sample Racing Transmissions of Hastings, Neb.; Fisher Race Engines of Oshkosh, Wis.; the Myers family of Axtell, Neb.; Jake Olmstead of Kearney, Neb.; Icon Pistons of Carson City, Nev.; High Velocity Heads of Knoxville, Tenn.; and Dirt Defender of Red Oak, Texas.
Facebook Twitter Google+ After defeating No. 14-seed Western Michigan 77-53 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, No. 3-seed Syracuse advances to face No. 11-seed Dayton on Saturday at approximately 7:10 p.m.But first, while the second batch of opening-round games take place, the Orange and Flyers will hold press conferences which you can watch here live starting at 1:35 p.m.Schedule:1:35-1:55 p.m.: Dayton players1:55-2:15 p.m.: Dayton head coach Archie Miller2:20-2:40 p.m.: Syracuse players2:40-3 p.m.: Syracuse head coach Jim BoeheimAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on March 21, 2014 at 1:26 pm
The No. 13 USC women’s volleyball team traveled across town this weekend looking for a win against No. 16 UCLA in the Pac-10 conference match at Pauley Pavilion Friday, but the Bruins managed to breeze to a 3-0 sweep (27-25, 25-20, 25-22).The Bruins defeated the Women of Troy for the fourth straight year, improving UCLA’s record to 13-5 overall and 3-2 in the Pac-10, while the Women of Troy dropped to 13-4 and 2-3.Falling short · Despite sophomore outside hitter Alex Jupiter’s double-double, the Women of Troy lost in straight sets to No. 16 UCLA. – Ian Elston | Daily Trojan“I thought we had a good fight and played extremely hard,” USC coach Mick Haley told usctrojans.com after the game. “We made errors at the wrong time, but I thought we executed the game plan very well.”Although the loss came as a hard hit to the Women of Troy, several players had excellent games.Sophomore outside hitter Alex Jupiter snagged her fourth-straight double-double with a team high of 13 kills and 14 digs, while sophomore middle blocker Lauren Williams fired off nine kills without an error. Williams hit .529 in the match, along with seven blocks.Junior outside hitter Kimmee Roleder left with 10 kills, while hitting .333 in the game.That was not enough to push the Women of Troy to a win in the first set, however. At the beginning of the set, kills by UCLA’s Dicey McGraw gave the Bruins a quick 4-1 lead.Junior middle blocker Zoe Garrett got the Women of Troy back up in the game, cutting UCLA’s lead to 6-4. Williams raked in a side-out for USC, as Jupiter recorded three straight kills that allowed the Women of Troy to finally take the lead, 12-11. The set continued with competitive play until a foot fault call on Jupiter tied the game 24-24.Although Roleder later tied it up with a cross-court shot, Williams missed a shot to give UCLA the set.“We had that first set in our grasp and we let them off,” Haley said. “We have got to work on sealing the deal. If our team continues with this effort, especially in practice, we are going to be good.”The second set started out better for USC. Williams’ blocks prompted the Women of Troy to a 7-6 lead, but UCLA took the lead shortly after three straight kills, bringing the score to 9-7. The play went back and forth before it was tied at 13, when UCLA had a 6-2 run to lead 19-15.Roleder’s roll shot and kill decreased USC’s deficit to 19-18, but UCLA again bounced back and took the 2-0 lead in the match.Garrett, Roleder, Williams and Jupiter kept the Women of Troy in the lead for a significant period of the third set, generating a 15-11 lead. After a kill by Williams, the Bruins retaliated with three straight. Although Roleder kept the game 20-19 in favor of USC, UCLA pulled back ahead and later sealed USC’s fate with two back-to-back kills.“We have to be more aware in working on our blocking,” Haley said. “UCLA was able to pass tonight and run their quick offense. Our blockers couldn’t keep up with it, especially on the left side. We have to keep working at that.”The Women of Troy are back on the road this weekend as they head to the Northwest to play Washington State Friday and Washington Saturday. Both matches are at 7 p.m.“Our match at Washington State next Friday is everything for us,” Haley said. “We need to be the best we can be. It’s always a hard place to play because of the long travel.”
New defensive coordinator Dave Aranda comes to Wisconsin after just one season at Utah State where the Aggies surrendered just 15.4 ppg.[/media-credit]During his 18 years as a football coach, first-year Wisconsin defensive coordinator Dave Aranda has been with several different schools and in a number of different systems, but one thing has remained constant: His players get to the ball.Aranda has been coaching football for nearly his entire adult life, starting his career in 1995, just a year after graduating from high school. He coached as a graduate assistant all through his college career at California Lutheran. Since then, Aranda has coached at eight different schools and has been a defensive coordinator for five years.Although coaching has now become a part of his life, Aranda didn’t always have his sights set on being a football coach, saying, “it just kind of happened.”Now, Aranda’s defenses are feared because of the pressure he puts on the offense with his intense blitzing packages. The California native credits his high-pressure defensive style to one of his mentors, Greg McMackin.“I was a [graduate assistant] for [McMackin] at Texas Tech and I coached for him at Hawaii. He was a blitz guy and he was a score-touchdowns-on-defense guy, he was a get takeaways type guy and get sacks,” Aranda said. “So those were the type of things that have been kind of imprinted early on. Those are things that we try to impress on people here.”Aranda took McMackin’s fast-paced style of defense and ran with it, becoming one of the most successful defensive coordinators in college football in recent years.In his first season as defensive coordinator at Hawaii in 2010, Aranda’s Warriors led the country with 38 takeaways. Aranda then caught the eye of head coach Gary Andersen at Utah State where he manned the Aggies’ defense in 2012 and turned out the eighth-best defense in the land, allowing just 15.4 points per game.Wisconsin safeties coach Bill Busch, who coached with Aranda under Andersen at Utah State, says it is Aranda’s attention to detail and love for the game that has made him so effective.“The thing that comes to mind first is his great attention to detail in every aspect of the defensive game,” Busch said. “Not just third down, not just first down, pass rush, everything.“He’s a full defensive coordinator. He knows every aspect of every position on the field better than anyone I’ve ever seen. Probably the next thing would be that he is an absolute football rat. Given the choice between a vacation in Belize or watching some NFL film, he’d be watching NFL film. That’s just how he operates and he’s just a great guy to work with.”Aranda now inherits a Wisconsin team that was ranked 17th in points allowed a season ago, giving up an average of 19.1 points per game.The defensive coordinator has already made an impression on his new team and players with his preparation and knowledge of the game.“He’s obviously a really intellectual guy,” fifth-year senior linebacker Tyler Dippel said. “He really knows how to break down an offensive scheme. He really knows how to attack protections and that’s something that you can see in just the past couple of weeks of spring ball.”And while Aranda isn’t the type of coach who will fire players up with his energy and enthusiasm, Busch says he connects with his players through his understanding of the game.“He’s so knowledgable about everything that is going on out there, so automatically the kids just gravitate to him because they all know, because we have such intelligent group of kids here from all positions, that he can make them better,” Busch said.As if the Wisconsin players and coaches didn’t already have enough to rave about when Aranda came to Madison with all of his recent defensive successes, now that they are actually getting to see and play in the new 3-4 defense Aranda has installed they couldn’t be happier.“You see guys coming free like they’ve never come free before,” Dippel said. “The thing about his defense is, I don’t want to say it’s not structured, but it’s not as structured as things we’ve used in the past. Guys have a lot more freedom to go make plays and to go out of their primary gap and go to their secondary gap and do things like that. So, that allows you to make a lot more plays and it’s actually a lot more fun for guys like that.”In just eight years, Aranda went from coaching high school football to coaching the defense of one of the premier programs in the Big Ten. And while the turnover-hungry defensive coordinator has accomplished so much in his career, he has spent too much time preparing himself and his team to look back and reminisce at what he has been able to do.“I guess [looking back at my success] would be something cool to do, but you’ve got to watch the film, you’ve got to get corrections, you’ve got to talk to this kid so he knows how important it is for him to do this or to be that,” Aranda said. “So, there’s always work to be had. It’s a full-time job but I love it. I wouldn’t do anything else.”