Attempts to excuse kneeling are offensive

first_imgMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation On Oct. 6, Briggs McAndrews wrote to support the disrespectful act of kneeling during the national anthem and did so by first stating that our president made the act of kneeling a evil gesture. Not true.President Trump rightfully called out those who disrespect our nation by kneeling during the national anthem. It’s his duty.Mr. Briggs knows full well that Colin Kaepernick stated : “I am not going to stand up and show pride in a flag that oppresses black people.” Briggs twists his support of kneeling during the national anthem into a liberal gobbly-gook statement: “It’s the true role of a school district to impel young people into value forming experiences that ultimately ask them to be compassionate towards their fellow citizens.” What? Like in patty-cake football? As in compassion for those tens of thousands who gave their lives for our nation?If school administrators, coaches, teachers and parents fail to instill a pride and respect for our nation. What then? They, now by default, instill a disrespect for everyone — teachers, parents, grandparents, police, clergy etc. For example, the disrespectful dolt who placed a crucifix in a bottle of urine and called it art. Not OK. McAndrews stated: “The real value of that experience lies in the example to others of human motive and conduct.” You want a real value experience? Then you and Colin go to Arlington National Cemetery and “take a knee.” Pray for those who gave their lives so that misguided folks are allowed to spew their anti-American hogwash.Your “holier-than-thou” letter is just that — hogwash. And your attempt to excuse bad behavior is shameful at best and is extremely hurtful to old veterans like myself. That also applies to those who will write in your support.Recent credible evidence has surfaced claiming that Kaepernick was paid to do this by the center for community change, a progressive community organization funded in part by George Soros. Does anyone have to look any further than the NFL to see the damage that this nonsense does?God bless America.John OsterlitzGlenvillecenter_img Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Construction of 2.7-km Janiuay concrete mountain road starts

first_imgThe project, which costs P17 million,is part of the Forestland Management Project of the DENR which is funded by theJapanese government through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The Quipot-Barasalon pathway has awidth of 1.25 meters and its contractor Micro Asia Builders Corporation istasked to finish the project within 270 days. Defensor, along with 3rd District’sCong. Lorenz Defensor, Provincial Board members Matt Palabrica and JasonGonzales and the municipal officials of Janiuay led by Mayor BienvenidoMargarico graced the groundbreaking in Barangay Quipot. ILOILO – Residents of the mountainousbarangays of Quipot and Barasalon in Janiuay town are happy that their dream ofhaving a concrete access road will soon become a reality. DENR-PENRO chief Raul Lorilla said themunicipality of Janiuay will receive a total of PhP168,750,870 under the FMP’sAgroforestry Support Facilities. It was conceptualized during the timeof Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. He signed a Memorandum of Agreement with DENR toimplement the FMP in the municipalities of Janiuay, Lambunao and Calinog. On Feb. 13 the Provincial Environmentand Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of the Department of Environment andNatural Resources (DENR) led the groundbreaking ceremony for the constructionof the 2.74-kilometer concrete pathway from Barangay Quipot to BarangayBarasalon.center_img FMP aims to rehabilitate the denudedforestlands of Jalaur River Basin and at the same time support the communitythrough Agroforestry Support Facilities such as concrete pathways, irrigationpipeline systems, concrete bridge and hanging bridges. Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. told thepeople of barangays Quipot and Barasalon the concrete road will not only givethem ease of travel but also uplift their living conditions as it would openlivelihood and economic opportunities. Congressman Defensor vowed to helpprovide electrical posts to energize areas in the two barangays that are notyet reached by electric power. He also said the provincial governmentis thinking of more long-term projects that could benefit the upland barangaysnot only in Janiuay but also in other parts of the province. Aside from the P17 millionQuipot-Barasalon pathway, the other projects that will be implemented are:Construction of Aglobong Irrigation and Pipeline System (P24.4 million),Construction of Atimonan Irrigation and Pipeline System (P9 million),Construction of Barasalon Hanging Bridge-1st Unit (P12.3 million), Constructionof Barasalon Hanging Bridge-2nd Unit (P7.2 million), Atimonan-Aglobong-Panuranpathway (P41.3 million), Barasalon-Canauilian pathway (P20.8 million), andPanuran-Sitio Aguilan-Tabulwang Access Road (P46.4 million), among others. (ECGarcia, Capitol News/PN)last_img read more

KWSG Awards Renovation of Indoor Sports Hall for 922.8m

first_imgThe contractor was given nine months to complete the renovation job at the complex.He noted that the stadium built over 40 years ago is the only one in the country that houses 26 sports.“Thus there is the need to upscale the facility in order to promote sporting activities in the state,” the commissioner concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Kwara State government has awarded the renovation of the Indoor Sports Hall of the Stadium Complex in Ilorin to Metro Fittings and Accessories Nigeria Limited at the cost of N925.8million.The state’s Commissioner for Information and Communication, Alhaji Mahmud Ajeigbe, disclosed this yesterday while briefing journalists on the outcome of the council meeting held at the council chamber, Government House, Ilorin.last_img read more