first_imgWhen a medical student asked where he would get the money to pay for all the new programs, Bobby responded, “From you.”The campaign’s most moving event took place in Indianapolis after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.Speaking to the predominantly black crowd, Kennedy talked publicly about his brother’s death for the first time and called for racial reconciliation.Riots broke out in over 100 cities, but Indianapolis stayed calm.Jack Newfield’s memoir captured Kennedy’s essence: “Part of him was soldier, priest, radical and football coach. But he was none of these. He was a politician.Orwell’s observation about Gandhi applies to Robert Kennedy, “Regarded simply as a politician, and compared with the other leading political figures of our time, how clean a smell he has managed to leave behind!” William Hogan is a freelance writer from Albany.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Biographer Larry Tye noted, “The values and qualities that would define him were present from the beginning, but they fully blossomed only after his father’s disability and his brother’s death.”Bobby was intense, passionate and courageous, but lacked JFK’s confidence, dispassionate intellect and disarming personality.Bobby Kennedy was deeply affected by the poverty he saw in Mississippi, in Bedford Stuyvesant, on Native American reservations and among migrant workers.Soon after Bobby launched his presidential campaign, President Lyndon Johnson withdrew from the race.Kennedy found his voice on the campaign trail and was attempting to build a coalition of poor whites, blacks and youth.He demonstrated political courage that was rare in 1968 and even rarer today.Addressing students, Kennedy said that college draft deferments should be eliminated because they were unfair to those unable to attend college. “He lived through a time of unusual turbulence in American history; and he responded to that turbulence more directly and sensitively than any other political leader of the era. History changed him, and, had time permitted, he might have changed history. He never had a chance to fulfill his own possibilities, which is why his memory haunts so many of us now.”Kennedy’s time as U.S. attorney general was important in his political growth.The Kennedy brothers hoped to move slowly on civil rights to avoid alienating Southern voters, but Bobby recognized it as a moral issue.He became a lightning rod for the anger of Southern whites.President Kennedy’s assassination was the turning point in Bobby’s transformation. He became more introspective, empathetic and fatalistic.Richard Goodwin observed: “Bobby Kennedy, after November 1963, was like a landscape riven by an earthquake, familiar landmarks shattered.” Categories: Editorial, OpinionFor The Daily Gazette Fifty years after he was assassinated on June 5, 1968, Robert Kennedy remains the standard for enlightened political leadership.Barack Obama described his legacy: “This man who was never president, who was our attorney general for only three years, who was New York’s junior senator for just three and a half, still calls to us today. Still inspires our debate with his words, animates our politics with his ideas, and calls us to make gentle the life of a world that’s too often coarse and unforgiving.”Kennedy is the haunting “what if” of recent history.Would the political landscape be different if he had not been murdered? This question has intrigued biographers and was the premise of Mitchell Freedman’s novel, “A Disturbance of Fate, the Presidency of Robert F. Kennedy.”A challenge in assessing Kennedy is reconciling the arrogant young man who worked briefly for Sen. Joseph McCarthy and plotted to overthrow Cuban leader Fidel Castro with the more open-minded incarnation that read the Greek classics, opposed the Vietnam War and fought for the disenfranchised.The key to Kennedy’s transformation was what historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. called his “experiencing nature.”last_img read more

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first_imgIn the 2019 presidential race, the Dems joined the coalition supporting the candidacy of Gerindra Party chairman Prabowo Subianto, who went head-to-head against PDI-P-backed President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. After the latter won his reelection, Gerindra jumped ship to the ruling coalition since Prabowo was appointed a Cabinet member.Both Agus and Puan – the daughter of former president and PDI-P matriarch Megawati Soekarnoputri – are among those who might join the 2024 presidential election. However, thus far only Agus has declared his intention to run in the race.Although the two are rather cordial when it comes to their ties, relations between Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and the PDI-P chairwoman have been strained since he ran against then-president Megawati in the 2004 presidential election. He was serving in her Cabinet as the coordinating political, legal and security affairs minister at the time.Separately, Agus said that he hoped the Dems could return to their political glory in 2024 and secure more seats in the House than the current 54 gained in the 2019 legislative elections, a steep drop from the 150 seats the party won in 2009.”This is not a baseless hope. Because we have had success,” he said.The PDI-P currently has the most seats in the House with 128 after the ruling party secured 19.3 percent of the vote in the 2019 legislative race.Topics : Agus, the son of former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, further said that he and Puan also touched on the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on the country’s economy during their meeting.Speaking to the press with Agus, Puan expressed her expectation for the PDI-P and the Democrats to continue maintaining their relations and that she looked forward to her next meeting with him.”This is our first meeting since [Agus] was appointed chairman,” Puan said. “I hope this isn’t the first and last meeting for us. We’ll maintain this friendship for this nation together.”Read also: Archrivals Megawati, SBY prepare successors for 2024 race Democratic Party chairman Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono and House of Representatives Speaker Puan Maharani, an executive of the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), sat together on Thursday to discuss the two parties’ cooperation in the upcoming regional elections.The PDI-P and Dems formed a coalition to nominate candidate pairs running for regional head posts in 28 of the 270 regions in the country that will participate in the elections, which are to be held simultaneously on Dec. 9.”We have discussed the PDI-P and the Democratic Party’s collaboration in the regional elections. Hopefully we can maintain the cooperation for the sake of the nation,” Agus said after the meeting at the legislative complex in Senayan, Central Jakarta, on Thursday.last_img read more

first_imgImage courtesy of MOLJapan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and its group company Ferry Sunflower have disclosed plans to construct the first two LNG-fueled ferries in Japan.MOL plans to order the vessels, which will be named the Sunflower Kurenai and the Sunflower Murasaki, from Mitsubishi Shipbuilding in December.Ferry Sunflower will charter the ferries after delivery and launch them on its Osaka-Beppu route from the end of 2022 through the first half of 2023, as replacements for vessels currently in service.The ferries will be equipped with high-performance dual-fuel engines and with the use of LNG fuel will reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 20 percent compared to current vessels, and almost eliminate sulfur oxides emissions.MOL is also developing the “Ishin Next – MOL Smart Ship Project” technology for LNG-fueled vessels and establishing safe operation through development, construction, and operation these new ferries, and promoting the wider use of LNG fuel.The project has been adopted for the FY2019 energy conservation rating system for coastal ships, a demonstration test program aimed at enhancing the operational efficiency of coastal ships backed by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.last_img read more

first_imgNZ City 4 January 2013Lobby group Family First has given Prime Minister John Key the lowest rating of National Party parliamentarians in a report card it has compiled on issues affecting families.The Value Your Vote report rates politicians and parties on how they voted in 2012 on issues, including gambling, child support schemes, paid parental leave, prostitution, the drinking age and changing the definition of marriage.Mr Key scored 37.5 per cent, while Labour leader David Shearer scored 75 per cent, and NZ First leader Winston Peters scored 87.5 per cent.“Perhaps what is most surprising is how poorly the so-called conservative parties and politicians (National, ACT, United Future) have done in promoting moral and family issues such as supporting young families, protecting marriage and promoting sensible and safe alcohol laws,” says Bob McCoskrie, national director of Family First.NZ First topped the party rating on 88 per cent, with Labour second on 77 per cent, followed by the Maori Party on 67 per cent, United Future 62 per cent, National 61 per cent, ACT 50 per cent, Greens 38 per cent and Mana 25 per cent., NZ First top Family First rankings3 NewsConservative lobby group Family First has released its  politician report card for 2012, heaping praise on New Zealand First and Labour,  and scorn on Mana, the Greens and Prime Minister John Key.National director Bob McCoskrie says the organisation  rated parties and politicians on issues like gambling, prostitution, same-sex  marriage, paid parental leave, the drinking age, Easter trading and toughening  bail laws. read more

first_img Mane stands to make the same money if he puts pen to paper. But Real Madrid want him and he is also on Paris Saint-Germain’s radar. One possibility that is understood to being discussed within Liverpool is the possibility that Mane could figure in a swap deal plus £200m for French superstar Kylian Mbappe. read also:Liverpool fear Real Madrid, PSG have unsettled Mane The German’s priority, however, is to tie down Mane and move on with his plans for a major overhaul of his squad for the season to come. Klopp is determined to build on his success by adding major new names. But the name he would like to keep is Mane – and right now he is not sure if he can count on that. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The £150million-rated Senegalese star, 28, has yet to offer any indication that he will sign a new deal offered him nine months ago. And boss Jurgen Klopp is growing anxious over the situation. He has told the Liverpool hierarchy that even if Mane is contracted until 2023 he wants a firm answer on whether is he prepared to commit for longer. Liverpool are on the point of tying down central defender Virgil Van Dijk to a new £250m contract that will run till 2025 as revealed by SunSport. He is expected to sign it once he and his side complete their march to the Premier League title with their season restarting in Sunday’s Merseyside derby. That would put him on £220,000 a week and make him the highest-paid player in the club’s history.Advertisement Sadio Mane has sparked fears within Anfield that he could be ready to move out this summer. Loading… Promoted Content10 Absolutely Stunning Asian ActressesWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonUnderappreciated Movies You Missed In 2019Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWorld-Ending Scenarios: This Is How The Apocalypse May Happenlast_img read more

first_imgThe second annual Karl Performance Arizona IMCA Modified Tour came to an end Sunday at Cocopah Speedway with Ricky Thornton Jr. in victory lane for the second time. (Photo by Melissa Coker, Melissa’s Out On A Limb Photography) By Mike SpiekerSOMERTON, Ariz. (Feb. 18) – The second annual Karl Performance Arizona IMCA Modified Tour came to a close with a Sunday matinee at Cocopah Speedway and Ricky Thornton Jr. ended his afternoon with the $1,500 Winter Nationals feature win.Thornton grabbed the lead from the pole as Aaron Turnbull followed him into second. Thornton quickly pulled away from the field, opening his advantage to over two seconds by lap five.The field stretched itself out throughout the first half of the race until Thornton reached the tail of the field with 13 of 25 laps completed. Mired in traffic, Thornton’s lead quickly evaporated to just a half second on Turnbull.Turnbull, who was looking to pick up his second consecutive main event win, closed to within two car lengths until he was slowed by a lapped car. Thornton simultaneously over-drove turns one and two, which kept Turnbull within striking distance.In clean track, however, Thornton hit his marks and cruised to the checkered flag.“I kind of figured the groove was going to be right around the bottom. I knew Aaron was going to be good starting behind me so I knew I couldn’t make any big mistakes on the bottom through traffic,” Thornton said following his fifth 2018 Fast Shafts Allstar Invitational ballot qualifying vic­tory. “With about three to go, I missed the bottom and I thought the race was over. Luckily we had a big enough lead.”Turnbull, Tripp Gaylord, Marriott and Austin Kuehl rounded out the top five.Austin Howes picked up the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod win in a feature slowed by cau­tions. He got out to over a one second lead with under five circuits remaining and took the win unchallenged in the late stages.Nick Spainhoward, Chase Alves, Fred Ryland and Arie Schouten rounded out the top five.Feature results – 1. Ricky Thornton Jr.; 2. Aaron Turnbull; 3. Tripp Gaylord; 4. Hunter Marriott; 5. Aus­tin Kuehl; 6. Ryan Gaylord; 7. Cody Laney; 8. Anthony Roth; 9. Chris Abelson; 10. Spencer Wilson; 11. Casey Arneson; 12. Jeff Taylor; 13. Chad Andersen; 14. Kody Scholpp; 15. Casey Skyberg; 16. Chaz Baca; 17. John Parmeley; 18. Troy Morris; 19. Dylan Goplen; 20. Shawn Strand; 21. D.J. Shannon; 22. Tim Ward; 23. Marlyn Seidler; 24. Wade Taylor; 25. Alex Stanford; 26. Lucas Schott.last_img read more

first_imgNine people are dead and at least 23 others injured in shootings over the weekend, according to Chicago police.Authorities responding to a ShotSpotter notification Sunday morning discovered two men sitting inside of a vehicle. Both men had been shot multiple times in the head, according to police. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene, and an investigation is underway. According to police, a 9-year-old boy was in a parking lot when an unknown attacker walked up and began firing shots.One of the bullets struck the boy in the chest, and he was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.Just after 12:30 a.m. Saturday, a 26-year-old man was inside a residence in the 200 block of East 55th Place when he was shot multiple times in the head and chest.Police say the man was pronounced dead at the scene, and further details of the incident are unknown at this time. No suspects are in custody.Just six minutes later at a backyard party, at least five individuals were shot when two men walked up to the yard and began firing.A 23-year-old man was shot multiple times, and was taken to West Suburban Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.Four other victims, an 18-year-old man, a 32-year-old man, an 18-year-old woman and a 28-year-old woman, were all taken to area hospitals in good condition. Another fatal shooting was reported at approximately 2:42 a.m. when Chicago police discovered a woman lying on a porch. She was transported to Mount Sinai, where she was later pronounced dead.At approximately 5:25 a.m. a 44-year-old man was found lying on the ground after suffering a gunshot wound to his neck, according to police.Paramedics were summoned to the scene, but the man was pronounced dead a short time later. Area One detectives are continuing to investigate the incident.Again, in the majority of the shootings, Chicago police have not identified or arrested any suspects.last_img read more

first_imgAndre Villas-Boas declared that Chelsea are genuine title challengers following their dramatic 2-1 win against Manchester City.Frank Lampard’s late penalty lifted his team up to third in the table – seven points behind leaders City, whose defeat was their first in the Premier League this season.Blues boss Villas-Boas admitted before the game that a loss, which would have left them 13 points behind Roberto Mancini’s side, would have virtually ended Chelsea’s title hopes.AdChoices广告And after seeing them close the gap, he said: “It was a good win and changes our challenge for the Premier League.“Seven points, with so many teams competing for the title, is nothing. A lot of games have to be played yet.“The reality is that there have never been so many teams competing for the title. Tottenham are competing, Liverpool are strong and solid, and Arsenal have revived their title hopes.”And Villas-Boas hit back at reports he had instructed his players to run to him in celebration after scoring in order to show unity amid rumours of divisions in the camp.“It was incorrect and unfair,” he insisted.“I am not arrogant and have never asked the players to celebrate a goal with me. Goal celebrations are for the players.”Follow West London Sport on Twitterlast_img read more

first_img Published on October 16, 2012 at 11:52 pm Contact Kevin: Facebook Twitter Google+ When Kyle Flood coached the Hofstra offensive line in the late 1990s, he held Steve Addazio in high regard. So when Flood had the chance to visit Syracuse and meet Addazio, who was coaching the Orange offensive line at the time, he couldn’t pass it up.“I think everybody admired the physicality, and the effort and the passion with which his players played,” Flood said. “I spent nine hours in their film room in Syracuse, and I certainly took it with me everywhere I went after that as a line coach.”Now in his first season as Scarlet Knights head coach, Flood squares off against Addazio and Temple on Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia. The game marks Temple’s first conference matchup with Rutgers since leaving the Big East after the 2004 season, in a battle between two early Big East leaders.When Saturday’s game gets underway, it could mark the rebirth of a geographical rivalry that was broken apart eight years ago.“What I’ve said all along is that college football is at its best when it’s regional,” Flood said. “For us, Temple is exciting to have in the conference because it’s a regional game.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe two schools play just more than 69 miles apart, often competing for the same recruits. Temple currently holds 24 players from New Jersey, Rutgers’ central recruiting base, on its roster. The Scarlet Knights have 51.Many Temple players are familiar with their Rutgers counterparts from before college, and the connection serves to make Saturday’s matchup more personal, Addazio said.“We do have a lot of New Jersey guys on our roster, and of course there’s always extra meaning,” Addazio said. “When they talk about geographical games, Rutgers is right down the road, and a lot of guys know a lot of guys. During the recruiting process, some were recruited, and some weren’t.”Adding to this week’s matchup is both teams’ early success. Temple has quickly impressed in its Big East return, winning its first two conference matchups over South Florida and Connecticut in a 3-2 start overall. Rutgers has taken it further, winning its first three conference games in a 6-0 start and No. 15 position in the initial Bowl Championship Series standings.The similarities between the coaches run deep, too, each tutoring offensive linemen on his way up the ranks. After leaving Hofstra in 2001, Flood spent four years as offensive line coach at Delaware and six at Rutgers before taking over the Scarlet Knights head role. Addazio also coached linemen at Notre Dame, Indiana and Florida before spending two years as Florida offensive coordinator and then landing at Temple in 2011.The respect between the coaches is clear, with Flood stressing Addazio’s ability to instill intensity in his players.“I think Steve is one of the finest coaches in the country,” Flood said. “(His players) play with tremendous effort, tremendous effort. … He’s brought that kind of passion everywhere he’s been, and I think you see his players play with it.”Addazio is also impressed with Flood’s early work at Rutgers, particularly regarding an area both coaches know well.“They’ve got a tremendous offensive line,” Addazio said. “I’m just watching this team on offense and saying to myself, ‘Wow, outstanding.’ I’m watching their tape and it’s like, ‘Am I watching Rutgers or the New York Giants here?’”With the recent Big East upheaval, rivalries like the return of Rutgers-Temple can rise to the forefront of college football in the Northeast. Connecticut head coach Paul Pasqualoni coached at Syracuse through the 1990s and early 2000s, and remembers enjoying rivalries with the likes of Boston College and Pittsburgh.With BC gone, and Syracuse and Pittsburgh joining the Atlantic Coast Conference for 2013, Pasqualoni looks for new Big East rivalries to lead the way.“Football in the Northeast loses a little bit when we lose people like Syracuse, Boston College, Pittsburgh,” Pasqualoni said. “Temple-Connecticut, Temple-Rutgers, Connecticut-Rutgers, hopefully those games have a chance to really become rivalry-type games.”When a matchup features two teams within reasonable driving distance of each other, traveling to road games becomes possible for many friends and family. With Temple’s return to the Big East, the Temple-Rutgers game becomes a yearly travel opportunity for the visiting school.For Flood, it’s an exciting prospect.“It’s a game that regardless of who the home team is, the other team’s fan base can drive down to the game that day,” Flood said. “They can be a part of the game-day atmosphere and cheer the players on. I think those are the things that, when possible, can make college football really special.”Big East gains rankings respectIn the preseason polls, Louisville was the only Big East team to be ranked in the Associated Press poll, at No. 25. No Big East team made it into the preseason USA Today poll.That changed quickly. This week’s AP poll includes three Big East teams, with Louisville leading the way at No. 16.Rutgers is No. 19 and Cincinnati checks in at No. 21.All three teams are undefeated, tying the Big East with the Southeastern Conference for most undefeated teams in Football Bowl Subdivision.Perry breaks outIn his first full season as a regular offensive player for Louisville, Senorise Perry has quickly demonstrated the ability to contribute to the Cardinals’ ground attack.Saturday against Pittsburgh, Perry’s game saw a new level. Perry took full advantage of 12 carries, rushing for 101 yards and four touchdowns, including a 59-yard score to ice the game late in the fourth quarter.On the season, Perry has rushed for 559 yards and nine touchdowns, averaging 5.8 yards per carry — not bad for the junior who had rushed for 27 career yards before 2012. Commentslast_img read more