Quotes might help Trump improve self

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionFifty-seven quotations from former U.S. presidents and other leaders were printed in the Feb. 13 New York Times as counsel to the president in anticipation of Presidents’ Day. Because of limited space and Trump’s limited attention span and dislike of reading, only five short ones were chosen for him to read. “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of free people. A nation does not have to be cruel in order to be tough.” — President Franklin Delano Roosevelt“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.” — Albert Einstein“People who boast about their I.Q. are losers.” — Stephen Hawking“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.“We don’t want an America that is closed to the world. What we want is a world that is open to America.” — President George H.W. BushMark MarkovitzNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

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Bareksa reports 20% growth in asset under management despite market rout

first_img“This phenomenon shows financial technology’s potential to stabilize the market during an upheaval in Indonesia’s financial sector,” Bareksa CEO Karaniya Dharmasaputra said in a statement on Monday.Indonesian stocks continued their steep fall on Tuesday, crashing to a level unseen since 2015, following the Dow Jones’ worst decline since Black Monday in 1987. The JCI closed the session 4.99 percent lower at 4,456.75 after tripping a circuit breaker around an hour before the session concluded.Read also: To buy it or not: Retail investors are torn amid volatile stock marketInvestors around the world dumped riskier assets amid fears that the COVID-19 pandemic will weaken global economic growth. Indonesia reported 172 confirmed cases and five deaths from the pneumonia-like illness on Tuesday amid the government’s call on all citizens to implement social distancing to contain the virus spread.Bareksa gave an assurance that its business was still operating normally even though the company implemented a remote working policy for its employees in line with the government’s advice.“Customers can still run transactions through our website and Bareksa’s mobile application,” the statement reads. (mpr)Topics : Bareksa, an online mutual fund marketplace, has reported an increase in its assets under management (AUM) by 20 percent despite plunging Indonesian stocks as a result of COVID-19 pandemic fears.The company had accumulated more than Rp 2 trillion (US$132.6 million) in AUM by March 15, a 20 percent increase from December 2019. The figure grew by 12 percent from February, at a time when the Jakarta Composite Index (JCI) plummeted 17 percent.The AUM growth was supported by an increase in mutual-fund products and the government’s retail sharia bonds purchased over the last month, among other things. The company also reported an increase in customers to 800,000 by March 15.last_img read more

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Luxury apartments on water still hot property

first_imgThe apartment at 631/1 Newstead Terrace, Newstead.TWO high-end apartments in a luxury riverfront development in Newstead have sold for seven-figure sums.Growing strength in the downsizers market saw 631/1 Newstead Tce sell for $2.9 million.The three-bedroom, three-bathroom, double garage apartment was sold by Brett Greensill of LJ Hooker New Farm.It features open-plan living areas, with a family-sized kitchen that spills out on to a big, entertainment balcony to take advantage of the stunning views.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019Another unit in Pier Waterfront, 522/1 Newstead Tce, sold for $2.25 million to a local owner-occupier.The three-bedroom, two-bathroom unit spans 207sq m.The master bedroom comes with an ensuite and its own balcony.The Pier Waterfront development includes exclusive use of pools, gyms, and a concierge service.The sales come amid strong demand for riverfront property, despite Brisbane experiencing an oversupply of inner-city units. Newstead has a median unit price of $595,000, according to CoreLogic.last_img read more

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Samoa brawl reignites corporal punishment debate

first_imgRadio NZ 9 Aug 2012The latest brawl involving several Samoan college students of a mission and a government school has prompted calls for corporal punishment to be reinstated.The Prime Minister, Tuila’epa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, says he is considering such a policy change following Monday’s fight between Avele and St Joseph’s colleges behind the Flea market.The police say five students are in custody and have been charged.The prime minister says this has happened far too many times and he is beginning to think that recently adopted western-style disciplinary methods, which frown on the strap, are not working. Tuilaepa, who was a former Catholic school student, says when corporal punishment was administered in a controlled environment as done by the Police and the Marist Brothers in the past; it curbed this sort of violent and appalling behaviour among students.He has urged school principals to expel any student found to be involved in these clashes.http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=70130last_img read more

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Boys & Girls High School Basketball Scores (12-28)

first_imgBoys Area High School Basketball ScoresSaturday  (12-28)Oldenburg Academy  67     Waldron  51Harrison  66     Franklin County  53Northeastern Tourney5th PlaceMonroe Central  64     Blackford  62  (OT)3rd PlaceTriton Central  60     South Ripley  46ChampionshipUnion County  64     Northeastern  56Springs Valley TournamentSemi-FinalsMilan  45     Springs Valley  34Lanesville  52     West Washington  475th PlaceLoogootee  41     West Washington  293rd PlaceSprings Valley  55     Northeast Dubois  45ChampionshipLanesville  74     Milan  69Hall of Fame TournamentGreensburg  48     Mt. Vernon  37Columbus North  82     Evansville Harrison  643rd PlaceMt. Vernon  70     Evansville Harrison  53ChampionshipGreensburg  65     Columbus North  59Girls Area High School Basketball ScoresSaturday  (12-28)Edinburgh  68     Milan  43Harrison TournamentChampionshipEast Central  46     Harrison  37Cascade TournamentOpening RoundCascade  44     Oldenburg Academy  42Mitchell  44     Hagerstown  273rd PlaceHagerstown  37     Oldenburg Academy  23ChampionshipMitchell  54     Cascade  43Rumble On The River-Southwestern HanoverFishers  53     Austin  29Columbus East  44     McCutcheon  34Scottsburg  71     Silver Creek  575th PlaceConnersville  57     Southwestern Hanover  513rd PlaceMcCutcheon  56     Austin  50ChampionshipFishers  44     Columbus East  33last_img read more

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Messi on song as Barca ease into Copa quarters

first_imgRelatedPosts Suarez agrees Atletico terms Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Messi scores twice in Barca friendly A Lionel Messi-inspired Barcelona eased past Leganes 5-0 on Thursday to reach the Copa del Rey quarter-finals. Leganes, second-bottom of La Liga, made a number of changes from the side that secured a 0-0 draw against Atletico Madrid at the weekend and a full-strength Barca took advantage. Last season’s Copa runners-up went ahead after four minutes when Nelson Semedo raced onto Messi’s through ball and squared for Antoine Griezmann to finish from close range. Griezmann was denied a second after a lengthy VAR stoppage deemed the French forward offside in the build-up. Messi turned provider when Clement Lenglet nodded in from a corner to double the Catalan side’s advantage. The Argentine added a deflected third on the hour before rounding off the scoring in the final minute after substitute Arthur had netted the fourth. Barca joined Real Madrid, Villarreal, Athletic Bilbao, Granada, Real Sociedad and holders Valencia in the pot for Friday’s draw. Sevilla visit second tier Mirandes later on Thursday in the final round of 16 game. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Antoine GriezmannBarcelonaLeganesLionel MessiNelson Semedolast_img read more

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Faculty meet to discuss Living University concept

first_imgPresident of the Faculty Alex Capron pushed forward his vision of transforming USC into a “living university” at a retreat organized by the Academic Senate and the Office of the Provost in Huntington Beach this weekend.Capron’s concept of The Living University is to engender an environment brimming with intellectual, artistic, cultural and educational opportunities that embraces and sustains a community of students, faculty and staff who live at or near the university. This community, he hopes, will radiate its lively energy to the university’s immediate environment, the city of Los Angeles and the West Coast at large.This weekend’s retreat brought together approximately 80 faculty members and eight USC students to brainstorm ways to make Capron’s vision a reality.The retreat featured eight brainstorming sessions that focused on either residential issues, community vibrancy, engaging the community or promoting a sustainable campus.Attendees were divided into four different groups — one for each aspect of The Living University concept — and met once in the morning and again later for a second meeting focused on a different aspect in the afternoon.Phillip Ehret, a senior majoring in psychology and one of the eight students invited to the retreat, said one of his break-out groups focused on building a more vibrant community on campus.“There was a lot of talk centered around Visions and Voices,” Ehret said, referring to the university’s Arts & Humanities Initiative. “Right now, everyone goes, everyone leaves. Now, with the new campus center, they can have a place where students sit down with professors over coffee and cookies and continue those discussions outside of the venue, continue the thoughts and the learning that happened.”Capron said the retreat was a successful first step in what will undoubtedly be a gradual process.“This wasn’t a decision-making meeting,” Capron said. “There were lots of ideas, and some of them won’t work out.”Ultimately, Capron’s major goal is fostering a stronger sense of community for USC students, faculty, alumni, and the surrounding neighborhoods.Capron suggested that the great universities — places like Harvard, Yale and Princeton — place great emphasis on this relationship to their communities and community members.He acknowledged this effort is more difficult because USC sits in a city rather than a university town, but Capron expressed excitement at the changes in the city scape around USC.Capron acknowledged that USC, especially the University Park Campus, has made significant progress in the past two decades, evolving from a “commuter school” to one that provides housing for freshmen and sophomores in school-owned facilities with resident faculty and space for activities.Capron further noted that USC is an increasingly vibrant place, pulsing with numerous productions, recitals, exhibitions, lectures, panel discussions, concerts and other events by outside speakers and performers brought to the university by programs like Visions and Voices.Expanding the Visions and Voices program was among the ideas presented at the retreat, Capron said.“An idea that was put forward that got a lot of strong response was this concept of ‘Weekends at USC,’ where we’d be reaching out to faculty, students and alumni in a series of connected activities,” he said.Capron also said he wants to build on the university’s increasing involvement in the community — improving schools, neighborhoods and public safety through student, faculty, staff and alumni efforts. Finally, Capron commented with pride that USC is making significant strides toward becoming a greener community.“It’s further development of all the things that go on outside the classroom that add to the education of students,” Capron said. “By putting them all together, you help move the university forward more broadly. It’s an idea that’s linked to other things, part of the vision of what things could become.”The participation of all members of the USC community is needed to make Capron’s vision a reality.“It’s going to be a combined effort,” Ehret said. “Students have to put in the effort to communicate more, teachers have to put in the effort to communicate more. It’s great to see that the faculty has that willingness, now it’s about taking that potential and making it happen.”Though realization of The Living University concept is a long way down the road — administrators have only just begun brainstorming potential steps — student participants at the retreat were inspired by this new vision for the university.“I felt I was in the highest concentration of smart people I’ve ever been around,” said Collin Evans, a senior majoring in international relations. “USC has grown under President [Steven B.] Sample’s leadership. We’ve had great progress, but we’re not done if we want to be the Yale or the Harvard of Southern California.”last_img read more

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Waite earns 100th Big Ten victory against Indiana

first_imgMATTHEW KUTZ/Herald photoIn Wisconsin’s last game at the Fieldhouse until November, the UW volleyball team had some milestones to try to achieve in front of the home fans before hitting the road for four straight games.The Badgers (15-2, 7-1 Big Ten) did that and more in manhandling the Indiana Hoosiers (8-11, 1-6) Friday night 30-14, 30-25, 30-12.After dominating the Hoosiers in the first game, No. 8 Wisconsin survived a second-game scare by coming from behind 22-24 to win eight of the last nine points. They carried that momentum into the third game to clinch the sweep.”It’s a lot of fun when we’re doing the little things,” senior co-captain Aubrey Meierotto said. “The second game was a little chaotic; we just didn’t have the right chemistry. But it’s a lot of fun when everything is rolling right.”Meierotto, an outside hitter, has helped the Badgers roll right for a long time in Madison. She became the 15th Badger in history to hit 1,000 career kills on Friday, and it came at an essential point in the match, with the teams tied 19-19 in the second game.”[The milestone] feels good,” Meierotto said. “I’m really glad … that it happened here [at home]. I thought it was pretty neat.”UW head coach Pete Waite also reached a personal achievement with the Indiana win, posting his 100th conference victory in his seventh season at Wisconsin.”A hundred wins in the Big Ten is something different,” Waite said. “I learned when I came here that this is a tough conference, and you have to battle all the time.”We work hard as a staff, we work hard as a team … trying to get better. So I don’t look at a certain number of wins, but it’s a nice milestone.”Wisconsin’s balanced attacking game was at it again with even better numbers. Three UW outside hitters had at least 10 kills, led by Meierotto and junior Maria Carlini with 15 each. Freshman Audra Jeffers added 10 more.Impressively, six Wisconsin players posted a hitting percentage of at least .400, helping UW set a season-high team average of .413. The Badgers smacked 62 kills while tallying just 12 errors.And all of this happened while UW starting setter Jackie Simpson had the night off. Junior Katie Lorenzen came in and controlled the Badger offense against Indiana, with a season-best 50 assists.”I thought this was an opportunity to let [Katie] start and get some playing time,” Waite said. “It’s much different being a starter than coming off the bench. This was her shot to take the team for the night, and she did a good job.””I just try to take the same attitude every time, to just focus on getting our team going and stopping the other team, so I try not to get more nervous when I’m starting or anything like that,” Lorenzen added.Perhaps most impressive about the Badger attack was stymieing middle blocker Mandy Eberle of the Hoosiers. Eberle came into the match ranked third in the Big Ten with 1.55 blocks per game, but left the Fieldhouse without a single solo or assist on the block. Wisconsin out-blocked Indiana 10-4 as a team overall.”I think it says a lot for our passing, our defense, and our setter distributing the ball,” Waite said. “We’ve got routes going all the time, there are ways that we pull blockers one way while going the opposite direction, and … that makes it hard for them. “I just think there were times they were really spinning as blockers trying to keep up with the pace of our offense.”Meierotto attributed the UW offensive eruption to Lorenzen’s style in the passing game to keep Indiana off-balance during the entire match.”A lot of it had to do with Katie’s setting, getting a lot of one-on-ones [against their defense], and that makes it harder for their split blocks,” she said.In other Badger statistics, sophomore libero Jocelyn Wack continued her double-digit digs streak, now up to 48 matches, with 14 digs. Lorenzen and sophomore Megan Mills assisted Wack on the defense with eight digs each.Sophomore Taylor Reineke continued to defeat teams in surprisingly quiet fashion. The 6-foot-3 middle blocker hit seven kills without an error, and keyed the blocking with five blocks, all assisted.With a shortened week of practice, Lorenzen said that the Badgers did a nice job of taking care of what needed to be done against one of the Big Ten’s weaker teams.”We focused on [the match on] Wednesday, and then we were able to come out and have a good practice yesterday, and then come out and win this game tonight.”last_img read more

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MSOC : SU defense looking to improve communication going into game against USF

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Few of Syracuse’s losses have been because of a poor performance by Phil Boerger. The senior goalkeeper has made a habit of putting the Orange on his back and putting it in position to capitalize on scoring opportunities.Those chances have not yielded many positive results. But despite his efforts routinely being wasted, Boerger still won’t express frustration at Syracuse’s stagnant offense.‘If we could cut out some chances and stay a little more focused, we could do better in that respect defensively,’ Boerger said. ‘Offensively, we’re creating some chances, it’s just it’s a lot of half chances and it’s not an all-out chance. … We are doing well offensively, it’s just that little last piece.’Almost all of the pieces of the Orange’s defense — led by Boerger — have been present all season long, providing the team an anchor and backbone. While the offense has struggled to find consistency, the defense has thrived. In the middle of Syracuse’s (2-8-1, 0-3-1 Big East) toughest stretch of the season, where it’s playing three top-25 teams in a row, Boerger and the back four are being relied on more than ever.With that comes a greater emphasis on communication among the defenders, which is something that’s still developing. That’ll continue on Saturday against No. 11 South Florida (8-2-2, 3-0-1) at 7 p.m. at SU Soccer Stadium. The Bulls feature a potent offense that includes a powerful scoring threat in forward Dom Dwyer, who has 11 goals on the year.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU’s defense is a unit that hasn’t allowed Syracuse to lose any of its games by more than one goal. But in several losses, the Orange didn’t allow the other team’s game-winning goal until the final minutes of the game.Keeping focused for all 90 minutes has been a constant struggle for the freshmen-laden defense all year.‘It’s tough. Every game I think we’ve lost by one goal,’ Boerger said. ‘Against Marquette for example, we gave up three goals, that’s not good enough. If we could cut out some chances and stay a little more focused, we could do better in that respect defensively.’The chemistry isn’t necessarily lacking. Still, the youth and inexperience has at times led to some of those defensive breakdowns late in games and what head coach Ian McIntyre has called ‘soft goals.’‘It’s how comfortable you are playing with each other,’ freshman defender Jordan Murrell said. ‘And we’re all pretty comfortable because we’ve all been training with each other for such a long time. We work together and we help each other out.’The defense has not really needed a boost of confidence, but if it ever did, putting up a clean sheet against Louisville provided that boost. Ranked No. 11 in the country at the time, the Cardinals were the strongest Big East team SU had faced up to that point. For two halves and two overtimes, the Syracuse defense kept Louisville out of the goal.110 minutes. 31 shots. Not a single goal given up.‘It boosts confidence. We know that we can hold out with one of the best teams in the country, so we can hold out with everyone else,’ Murrell said. ‘We just need to keep working at it and continue to play well.’As well as the defense has played, though, only two wins have come of it. So last week, Boerger said McIntyre pulled the defense aside during practice and gave the unit a simple message: ‘I’ve got your back.’Boerger said if anything, it showed him that his head coach knows the frustration the defense could be feeling, and taking the extra step to improve — mainly avoiding late collapses — could prove pivotal toward the latter stages of the season.That extra step is communication on the field. It’s each defender knowing what the other is going to do before they do it. If one of the defenders misses their mark, it’s up to the next one to pick him up. And if they get beat, that’s when Boerger needs to make a save.It’s simple in theory, but takes time to execute. And so far, while the defense has been a consistent force all season, that final step hasn’t quite been perfected.But it might not be too far off.‘In reality, when you look at the length of a college soccer season, it’s not very long,’ Boerger said. ‘We’ve only been together since August.’‘I think we’re starting to jell at the right time.’cjiseman@syr.educenter_img Published on October 12, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_isemanlast_img read more

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Stanford game a fork in the road for Trojans

first_imgGen. George S. Patton, who led U.S. forces during World War II, experienced some crushing defeats in his career. His ability to recover after a loss, however, made him an icon of military leadership.“Success is how high you bounce after you hit the bottom,” Patton once said.During the last nine years, USC built a football dynasty on a similar principle.The Trojans haven’t lost two games in a row since 2001, when they fell to Stanford and Washington in consecutive weeks. Sound familiar?USC heads into Saturday’s game unranked and reeling from last week’s upset at the hands of the Washington Huskies.Now, the Trojans will head north to take on No. 16 Stanford, a team that handed them an embarrassing 55-21 loss on Homecoming last year.This looks to be a bad matchup for the Trojans. USC’s pass defense, ranked 116th in the nation out of 120 teams, will square off against Cardinal quarterback Andrew Luck, who leads the conference in total offense.A year ago, the Trojans struggled against Stanford’s physical style of play, surrendering 325 rushing yards and five touchdowns on the ground.Heisman runner-up Toby Gerhart is gone from the Cardinal backfield, but Stanford still ranks 23rd in the nation in rushing.Add to that the Trojans’ struggles with penalties and special teams in recent weeks, and the situation appears bleak for the former kings of the Pac-10.The Las Vegas odds makers list Stanford as 10-point favorites, a far cry from three years ago when the Cardinal entered the Coliseum as 41-point underdogs.A USC loss this weekend wouldn’t come as a shock to most.The excuses are readily available and, in many ways, valid: NCAA sanctions that removed the possibility of a bowl game, transfers and scholarship reductions that limit the team’s depth, a new head coach implementing his schemes and his way of doing things, and a particularly difficult batch of Pac-10 opponents.The belief in some circles is that, with no bowl game to play for, this USC team could fade down the stretch against a string of talented conference foes.Stewart Mandel of Sports Illustrated wrote this week that “in the increasingly deep and quarterback-heavy Pac-10 … USC will finish no higher than seventh.”Saturday’s game, then, represents more than a midseason showdown between two conference rivals.This is an opportunity for the 2010 Trojans to define themselves.A victory this Saturday in Palo Alto would send a message to the rest of the conference that, although USC football is down, it’s definitely not out.A triumph over a ranked foe would show the nation that, despite the sanctions, this season still means something to this squad.A win on the road could refuel the Trojans with a belief that, no matter how difficult their schedule might be, they still have the talent to play with anyone in the country.Because if not now, then when?The schedule doesn’t get any easier after Saturday. Although the Trojans return home next week to begin a three-game homestand, the Coliseum is no longer a place feared by opponents.Home losses to Stanford, Arizona and Washington in the last two years have removed some of the stadium’s mystique.Of the Trojans’ seven remaining games, none can be considered an automatic “W.” Even UCLA, which got off to a rough start, has won three straight games, including two over then-top-25 teams.With no let-up in sight, a loss this weekend could send the Trojans into a tailspin.A losing record, a finish in the bottom half of the conference, the unofficial end to a dynasty — these all have the potential of being the story of this year’s team.Like the famous Dylan Thomas poem, the message to USC is one of seizing the moment: “Do not go gentle into that good night / Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”The Trojans could go down as a team that just had too much to overcome.Or, like Patton, they could bounce back.“Sellin’ the Sizzle” runs every other Friday. To comment on this article, visit dailytrojan.com or e-mail Jonathan at jkendric@usc.edu.last_img read more

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