Sinclair had right to use free speech

first_imgI know what the mistake is that people make who claim a constitutional infringement for Sinclair’s directive that its stations read a statement about “fake news” and their commitment to provide news that’s confirmed and reliable — read locally by our own Liz Bishop. But what am I missing? Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I heard the statement as read and believe it to be saying to people to consider the source, make sure that it’s reliable, and that the stations would only present confirmed facts and attempt to do so without bias. What did I miss?What those who claim a constitutional infringement missed is that the “free speech” constitutional protection is a prohibition against the government limiting speech, not speech in the private sector. Sure, Sinclair is licensed to use the airwaves, but that does not make the company an arm of the government. Sinclair can direct its employees to speak or not speak, just as an employer can hire or fire for a good reason, a bad reason or no reason at all (unless the reason is discriminatory or violates an employment contract).Freedom of speech isn’t a license to say or not say whatever you please. Nor does it shield you from the fallout from people who don’t like what you say. Freedom of speech isn’t a prohibition against a private-sector employer directing its staff or subsidiaries from taking and stating its position.BRUCE S. TRACHTENBERGNiskayunaThe writer is a former town justice.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Puccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over Bethlehemlast_img read more

More time, more money

first_imgGIANCARLO Cimoli, who assumed the chief executive’s mantle at Italian State Railways after the arrest of Antonio Lorenzo Necci last September, is getting to grips with the complex world of railway politics. Necci had set up an array of subsidiary companies that dabbled in all kinds of peripheral activities, but Transport Minister Claudio Burlando has ruled that diversification must stop. Cimoli and his financial strategist Fulvio Conti, both previously at the top of the Edison industrial empire, have so far refrained from rushing ahead with headline investment projects.Their caution is perhaps dictated by what is happening to the Roma – Napoli high speed line. Last year Ercole Incalza, head of the FS high speed rail subsidiary TAV, admitted that the project was behind schedule by up to nine months, but Cimoli has since learnt that the April 8 1999 target completion date may be missed by two years. Compared with the 22 years needed to complete the Roma – Firenze direttissima, that would be pretty good going.Much of the delay can be blamed on the problems of threading the alignment through the urban tangles of Roma and Napoli, where much time has been lost haggling with local authorities. Agreement has now been reached at both ends, although the trade-off is inevitably a higher price. General contractor Iricav has told TAV that it believes the lost time can be recouped, but this too will entail splashing a few more lire around. The figure mentioned is an extra 1000bn lire on top of the contracted price of 5508bn lire.Under the 1996 finance bill, Cimoli has 7800bn available for capital investment, but before committing it, he has ordered a fresh three-year plan to be drawn up. Be that as it may, Italferr-SisTAV alone is expected to place contracts worth 3000bn lire during 1997. qlast_img read more

Cairns house in Edge Hill on market for $700,000s

first_imgGorgeous timber floors throughoutNow, current owners Carly Steele and Matthew Sligar are moving and have listed the quaint home for upward of $700,000.iicon Portfolio agent Sue Clyde-Smith is marketing the home and said the best part of the property had to been the indoor/outdoor kitchen. 64 Walsh St, Edge HillTwo years after they bought this 1942 Edge Hill home, the owners are parting ways with the stunning property.The grand Queenslander at 64 Walsh St is walking distance from the Edge Hill cafe precinct. Verandas, verandas, verandasMs Clyde-Smith said there was “absolutely nothing to do — simply move in and enjoy”. Warm, rich timber floors, high ceilings, and period cornices have drawn in plenty who want to get a closer look.The adjoining deck overlooks an established tropical garden, featuring meandering paths leading to the pool. Upstairs there are two living rooms, three bedrooms and a beautifully renovated bathroom, plus a fabulous butlers’ pantry just off the kitchen with ample storage and preparation zones. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoAn outdoor/indoor kitchen.“The room is a sensational integration of indoor/outdoor living which may be closed off with huge bi-fold glass doors in the cooler weather or simply left open during summer,” she said. “This aspect of the home is very reflective of the tropical lifestyle we love. Cool, relaxing and totally enjoyable.“You’ll enjoy wonderful views to Walsh’s pyramid and the proximity to the village. “The home was constructed in 1942 and retains the wonderful character of this era. This character is immediately recognised from the street view — an impressive Queensland style exactly as we like it.” 64 Walsh St, Edge HillDuring the 1950s the downstairs area was enclosed to provide additional rooms and storage and has been used by the present owners as guest accommodation. “Although only 2.1m high these rooms are light bright and breezy,” Ms Clyde-Smith said.64 Walsh St was first sold in 1987 for $83,000.last_img read more

Malin to Build AWS Ocean Energy’s Wave Energy Converter

first_imgMalin Renewables has secured a £1 million contract by AWS Ocean Energy to supply a fifty-tonne wave energy converter.Malin will build the half scale Archimedes Waveswing power generation device, designed for offshore wave energy production.The development of the Archimedes Waveswing is funded by Wave Energy Scotland through its Novel Wave Energy Converter programme.The Waveswing will be fabricated and assembled at Malin’s Westway Park site in Renfrew.Ben Sharples, director Malin Marine, said: “We are thrilled to be working on this project with AWS, as it provides the opportunity to deliver a turnkey solution, building on our expertise in delivering complex, multi-faceted projects.“This particular project enables the team to utilize their expertise in hydraulics, electrical power, air systems, pressure vessels and mooring, delivering an integral piece of equipment for the wave energy sector.”Activity will start immediately to create the first partial-scale converter, which will work to verify the concept to drive forward grid scale and micro grid scale variants.This developmental step is supported by a continued working relationship between AWS and the wider Malin Group, which is set to continue in the future through the development of the Scottish Marine Technology Park (SMTP).Simon Grey, CEO of AWS Ocean Energy, said: “We are delighted to have appointed Malin for this critical contract.  We are really excited by the opportunity presented by Malin’s Marine Technology Park and look forward to seeing future generations of Waveswing built there.”The SMTP will be developed on the upper Clyde at Old Kilpatrick and will be a centre of excellence for the marine industry, creating 1000 jobs.It will feature a large fabrication facility and a deep-water jetty with a 1,100 tonne ship hoist which will be required to support the commercialization of wave energy technology of this scale.last_img read more

MSC: Terminals, cargo operations not impacted by network outage

first_imgThe network outage that hit one of Mediterranean Shipping Company’s servers in Geneva last week is not affecting the company’s cargo operations, the company said on Monday. The Swiss-based container shipping heavyweight insists that the outage remains confined to its headquarters, impacting solely some internal data processes, and MyMSC. The liner major said that significant progress has been made to solve the network outage in Geneva and MSC’s team of experts continues working on the issue. “All MSC departments, terminals and depots are serving customers as usual and cargo is flowing without interruptions. Customers can continue place bookings and online booking platforms such as INTTRA and others remain functional,” MSC statement reads. When approached on Friday by our news desk, the company did not rule out the possibility of a cyber-attack.last_img read more

Man arrested for failure to serve home detention

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — A Greensburg man was arrested after he failed to show up to jail.Greensburg police say Keith Hendershott, 25, was taken into custody on a warrant and charged with violation of a home detention order and failure to return to lawful detention.Hendershott was convicted of a theft in October and was sentenced to 360 days and was ordered to begin serving the home detention portion of the sentence by November 29.A warrant for his arrest was issued after he failed to report to the jail by December 2 to serve a 90 day jail term for failing to start serving home detention.last_img

Liverpool complete signing of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern

first_img Loading… “It also [has] this kind of family [feeling] that I need because we [like to] have a very close relationship with the club and I think I will feel this, I will have this feeling, with this club as well.” Thiago moves to Anfield fresh from helping Bayern clinch a prestigious treble as they won the Bundesliga, German cup and Champions League in 2019-20, during which he featured 40 times. Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World Moments after sealing the move, Thiago told “I think it’s an amazing feeling. I was waiting for this moment for a long time and I am very, very happy to be here. “When the years are passing, you are trying to win as much as you can – and when you win, you want to win more. I think this club describes what I am as well; I want to achieve all of the goals, win as many trophies as possible. Read Also: Liverpool open Barcelona talks about Dembele loan “Everything is more compact and we started a little bit later, but still it is football and I think we have to mix all the big things up, all the good things we have. I will help the team in a defensive and offensive [way] and also in a mental aspect. “[The fans] are not more excited than I am, for sure not! It is not about saying words, it is about doing the things. I will give my heart on the field to my teammates, the club and also to the fans.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Premier League champions Liverpool have completed a deal for the permanent transfer of Thiago Alcantara from FC Bayern Munich. According to Liverpool official website, the Spain international midfielder has put pen to paper on a long-term contract with the Reds and becomes the club’s second signing of the transfer window, following Kostas Tsimikas in August. The 29-year-old, who also has 39 caps for Spain, spent seven seasons at the Allianz Arena having transferred to Germany from FC Barcelona, where he began his career. In total, Thiago has won nine league titles, two Champions Leagues and two FIFA Club World Cups with his respective previous teams. He added: “I must adapt to the team as fast as I can in the situation and the context that we are living right now.last_img read more

Van Gaal ‘good choice’ – Ferguson

first_img Press Association He said: “Louis, who took the job, is what I would call a managers’ coach. He’s one of these committed ultra-professionals. Football is his life. “Wherever he has managed, every footballer will have learned from him. He’s strong, single-minded, as he showed again with the Netherlands at the World Cup – a marvellously entertaining tournament which supported my earlier point about teams counter-attacking nowadays en masse. “I like Louis and have always had a good rapport with him. If I had to choose one word for him it would be ‘formidable’. “His urge is to play attractive football. He likes to watch players play and players train and to be involved at all levels, including in the development of young players. “His background at Ajax shows that his faith in youth will not diminish. He was a good choice.” Ferguson also applauded Van Gaal’s decision to appoint former midfielder Ryan Giggs, who took over from Moyes on a caretaker basis, as his assistant. Predicting that the Welshman would thrive under the older man’s influence, he said: “Louis could help Giggs learn about this business. In turn, Ryan could help Louis in understanding the inner workings of United. “As I look back on all those trophies, and those 963 appearances and 168 goals, I recall him as a physical freak. How he could have performed at the level he played at for all those years is beyond me. “With Giggs I found perfection.” The additions to Ferguson’s story also include his reflections on a series of opposing managers, with an old foe – Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger – among them. Wenger’s Gunners ended a long wait for a trophy with a 3-2 FA Cup final victory over Hull in May, and while that meant disappointment for one of the Scot’s acolytes, Steve Bruce, he did not begrudge the Frenchman his success, and admitted he could come close to beating his 26 years in the same job. Ferguson said: “Arsene has always been dogged and determined about his beliefs and has never succumbed to pressure to change. “The standard and the method have been consistent. He has always been good at acquiring and developing young players. He is never afraid to play young people – which is bold, because young players are not fully formed. “Who is to say that Arsene will not beat my record? I have my doubts, but he’s having a good crack at it.” If Ferguson was a spectator for the 2013-14 season, he remained very much involved and revealed he had conversations with Tony Pulis before he accepted the Crystal Palace job and Barclays Premier League-bound Burnley boss Sean Dyche on several occasions. He voiced his support too for old ally Sam Allardyce, whose style of football was called into question by West Ham supporters last season. Ferguson said: “I hope that before I die, someone can explain the ‘West Ham way’. What is it? They last won a trophy in 1980, the FA Cup. “I never played against any West Ham team that played football I was afraid of. They were always surviving, or lucky as hell against us. “I had to sympathise with Sam. He couldn’t win. There is this preconception with West Ham fans that Big Sam is a survivalist who tells teams to boot the ball up the pitch. “The truth is that he stayed up with a team of very average players. That’s management. He drew the best from them.” The 63-year-old Dutchman is currently attempting to revitalise United after replacing David Moyes at Old Trafford in the summer. Writing in his updated autobiography, Ferguson described Van Gaal as “a good choice”. Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has backed the “formidable” Louis van Gaal to restore the club’s fortunes. last_img read more

Woman traumatized after trapped in tipped over porta-potty

first_imgA Canadian woman says she is traumatized after being trapped in a porta-potty that tipped over.Cecilia Mwalyoga, her boyfriend and their five-week-old daughter went to the Wings Over Springbank Airshow on July 27th.But once they arrived the show was canceled due to intense winds.Mwalyoga opted to use a portable restroom before leaving the area.However, things literally took a turn for the worst when intense winds tipped the porta-potty over while she was inside.When the porta-potty hit the ground, she was still trapped inside.The woman’s boyfriend scrambled to hoist the porta-potty up enough for Mwayloga to crawl out of a small hole.Mwayloga was covered in toilet paper, blue water toilet water, urine, and even found needles in her hair.Besides feeling humiliated, she was worried about potential injuries and questioned the safety of the portable restrooms which she said were not “anchored” down.Mwayloga said she took a two-hour shower after the ordeal and is still traumatized.Click here to learn more.last_img read more

Onyekuru, Ezenwa First Eagles to Arrive in Seychelles

first_imgTurkey-based forward Henry Onyekuru will be the first player to arrive at the Super Eagles’ Savoy Hotel Resort and Spa, Victoria this morning as Nigeria opens camp for Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Pirates of Seychelles.The Galatasaray SK marksman is scheduled to land in Victoria on the island of Mahe at 11am this morning to be followed two-and-half hours later by Nigeria-based goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, who will arrive with members of the technical crew and backroom staff from Abuja. All the other players on Coach Gernot Rohr’s 24-man roster will arrive at the team hotel on Tuesday, with one group to come in before breakfast and another group expected at lunchtime.  Rohr has included three goalkeepers, eight defenders, six midfielders and seven forwards in his list for the crucial match, with four other players on standby.The Super Eagles and the Pirates clash at the 10,000-capacity Stade Linite in a Group E, Match-day 2 encounter on Saturday, starting from 4.30pm Seychelles time (1.30pm Nigeria time), with both teams in need of the three points after losing their respective openers to the campaign 15 months ago.Libya tops Group E following a 5-1 whiplash of Seychelles (who have installed a new coach in Gavin Jeanne), with South Africa second after beating the Super Eagles 2-0 in Uyo.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more