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Half prioritize gun violence laws, down from its post-Parkland level: POLL

first_imgmakenoodle/iStock(NEW YORK) — The public’s priority on enacting new laws to try to address gun violence has waned from its level three years ago, despite continued mass shooting incidents across the country.Fifty percent in this ABC News/Washington Post poll prioritize enacting new gun violence laws while 43% prefer a focus on protecting the right to own guns, a seven-point margin. That’s narrowed from a 23-point, 57-34% preference for new legislation in April 2018, after the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting that killed 17, prompting national gun violence protests.See PDF for full results, charts, and tables.The decline brings a return to a closer division of opinions even with a series of shootings since mid-March, including ones leaving nine dead at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, 10 dead at a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, and eight dead at three spas near Atlanta.Intensity of sentiment also is about evenly divided in this poll, produced for ABC News by Langer Research Associates, with about four in 10 in both camps saying they feel strongly about their preference.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

NBA trade rumors: Harrison Barnes traded by Mavericks mid-game

first_imgHarrison Barnes was on the court for the Mavericks when reports came down that he was traded. pic.twitter.com/YnqCbW3cuV— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 7, 2019The internet had a tough time trying to figure out if Barnes knew whether he’d been traded:Not sure if Harrison Barnes knows he got traded…sitting on the bench…Kings players got pulled pic.twitter.com/R20dh3thkm— gifdsports (@gifdsports) February 7, 2019does he know? pic.twitter.com/qtP6XhDwDs— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) February 7, 2019Harrison Barnes still hanging around the Mavs bench after getting traded pic.twitter.com/Nkij6KRKQE— gifdsports (@gifdsports) February 7, 2019It seems someone eventually let the 26-year-old in on the trade news:Think someone just told Harrison Barnes he got traded pic.twitter.com/QlZstU2QA6— gifdsports (@gifdsports) February 7, 2019Probably not the way Barnes thought his night was going to go. NBA TRADE RUMORS: Latest news, buzz, reported deals ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Wednesday night that Dallas had traded Barnes to Sacramento:The Kings are trading Justin Jackson and Zach Randolph to the Mavericks for Harrison Barnes, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 2019This was one of several trades made that night, but it immediately stood out because Barnes was playing in a game for the Mavericks when the news of his trade broke.  The NBA trade deadline is Thursday, and a multitude of players are finding themselves on the move.Trade news often breaks on the internet before players are notified, as was the case for Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes.last_img read more

Man arrested after video shows him punching his dog multiple times

first_imgThe Lee County Sheriff Office says they have arrested a 28-year-old man who was reportedly videotaped kicking and punching his dog.The incident occurred in the area of Hannah Ave South and 17th Street SW in Lehigh Acres.According to the report, a resident turned over a Ring.com video on Sunday, showing the suspect, Joshua Ray Schlotmann pin the dog to the ground and “deliver three closed-fisted blows” to the dog.Authorities then identified and interviewed Schlotmann before officially arresting him.Schlotmann is now facing aggravated animal cruelty and Inflict Pain/Torture/Serious Injury/Death to an Animal charges.The dog named “Thanos” has since been removed from the suspects custody and is now in the care of Lee County Domestic Animal Services.last_img read more

Kyrillos Opts Out for U.S. Senate

first_imgBy John BurtonThe lineup is set for the Aug. 13 special primary to replace the late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg with four high-profile Democrats in the running. The list is leaner on the Republican side. It’s a race that one Two-River state senator opted to sit out.State Sen. Joseph M. Kyrillos, Middletown, a more than two-decade Republican veteran of the Senate and longtime party standard-bearer, was on just about everyone’s short list of either being chosen by Republican Gov. Chris Christie to hold the U.S. Senate seat for the interim, and/or to seek the office for the remaining 13 months of Lautenberg’s term.The only Monmouth County candidate for the seat is U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., Long Branch, a 25-year Democratic veteran of the House who represents the 6th District.Kyrillos, 53, has opted out of running and this week discussed his decision with The Two River Times™.“I just ran my race and had an election about seven months ago,” Kyrillos said of being his party’s unsuccessful candidate against Sen. Robert Menendez, D-NJ. “It was great, I enjoyed every minute of it,” he said while acknowledging he ran into some insurmountable obstacles, which really made his 2012 run – always a long shot – that much more arduous.While deciding whether to run in 2011, he said, he “assumed three things. I assumed the national election would be a close one,” with Mitt Romney’s run for president offering some coattails. That however, turned out to not be the case with President Barack Obama winning the state by an even larger margin than he did in 2008.Another factor was Kyrillos’ hope that some of the allegations that had come out post-2012 election contending Menendez had ethical lapses, would have made their way into the headlines prior to voters going to the polls, he said.Third, and most notably – at least for Monmouth and Ocean counties, the home of Kyrillos’ base of support – was Super Storm Sandy striking so close to the general election. “It killed us in our base,” he said.“Mostly,” he said, “it’s a very tough state,” to run for statewide office under the Republican banner, as the electorate continues to skew blue, returning Democrats to those offices.New Jersey voters haven’t sent a Republican to the Senate since Clifford P. Case.“I’m really mindful of the difficulty of a Republican running in New Jersey in federal (election) years – especially in presidential years,” he said.With the rapidly approaching primary and looming special election on Wednesday, Oct. 16 – less than three weeks before the general election – the tightly compressed race would have been daunting to mount for anyone, Kyrillos said.Since he ran last year, that would have meant running for the statewide office again less than a year later and during a two-month period, and again in 2014 for a full six-year term; an exhausting – and expensive – prospect, even for a veteran pol.Paul Tsongas, the late senator from Massachusetts and presidential candidate, said money is the mother’s milk of American politics. It is what nurtures and nourishes political campaigns.Kyrillos said he raised about $5.5 million for his Senate run last year. It was a pretty good amount for a challenger but not nearly enough for candidates who have to have to buy advertising time in the expensive New York and Philadel­phia markets to get their message out to Garden State voters, Kyrillos said.“You really need around 10 to 20 (million dollars)” to run an effective, winning Senate campaign, he said.Last year there were 33 Senate seats, 17 gubernatorial races, plus the full 435-member House with the presidency topping the ticket. “That’s a lot of competition for available dollars,” he said.Democrats voting in the Aug. 13 primary, will choose from four candidates: Pallone, against whom Kyrillos had run unsuccessfully in 1992; Rep. Rush Holt, D-12th, who has represented his district for 15 years; state Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver, who represents Essex County; and Newark Mayor Cory Booker.Republicans will choose from two candidates in the primary: Steve Lonegan, former mayor of the Bergen County community of Bogota, who unsuccessfully sought the GOP nomination in 2005 and 2009; Dr. Alieta Eck, a Piscataway physician.Christie last week tapped Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa to service in the Senate until the special election. He was sworn in Monday, June 10.With this roster, Kyrillos called Booker the “presumptive incumbent for all practical purposes,” saying the Newark mayor had marquee name value and fundraising ability and apparatus in place.But it’s still early in the process. “This year will be even still more unpredictable,” because it’s an “off-off year election” Kyrillos said. “The turnout may be even smaller and it may be a surprise result.”Having just fought back an unusual challenge for his Senate seat during the June 4 primary election, Kyrillos plans on campaigning for Christie – the two have a strong personal friendship that dates back to their college days – and for other candidates around the state.last_img read more

Gresley-Jones finishes 19th at B.C. Amateur — tourney won by West Van’s Rose

first_imgBen Gresley-Jones of Rossland/Trail continued his fine play at the B.C. Men’s Amateur Golf Championship Friday, placing 19th overall.David Rose of West Vancouver won the tournament. The Lower Mainland golfer took advantage of a collapse by third-round leader Richard Jung of Toronto to win the title by three strokes.Rose shot a 2-under-par 70 to finish the 72-hole tournament with a 275 total.Kevin Carrigan of Victoria finished tied for second with Jung with 278 scores.Brent Wilson of Victoria was fourth one shot ahead of Yung Gu (Justin) Shin of Pitt Meadows.Gresley Jones continued to play well by firing a final round 73 to finish in a tie for 19th spot at 287.The other West Kootenay golfer in the tournament, Josh Coletti of Granite Pointe finished the day with an 82 and a total of 308 for place 73rd. Adam Pangburn of Kaslo and Jordan Melanson of Granite Pointe both missed the cut after 36 [email protected]last_img read more

Leaf profile: Andrew Walton says ‘no big deal’ to play out his junior career in Nelson

first_imgThroughout the KIJHL season The Nelson Daily Sports Editor Bruce Fuhr will take a capsule look at the players on the Nelson Leafs hockey club. Today the focus in on starting netminder Andrew Walton.If someone in the crowd last year during a Nelson/Castlegar game had said in a year from now Andrew Walton would be wearing the Green and White and tending goal for the Nelson Leafs the response would have been:“Are you crazy?”But there was 6’1”, 170-pound Sunflower City native backstopping the green and white to a 3-0 victory over their Murdoch Division counterparts, in his hometown of Castlegar, no less, on opening night of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.“I felt pretty good but that was definitely not the same (Castlegar) team as last year,” Walton said about the eventful night at the Community Complex.“(Sniper Ryan) Anysley wasn’t there so it’s not the same team as last season.”Fact is the 20-year-old goalie has moved on.Fact is Walton moved on last season when he asked for a trade in the middle of Castlegar’s amazing run that saw the Rebels make it all the way to the KIJHL final.“I just wanted to assure myself of playing in the Cyclone Taylor tournament,” Walton said when asked about the mid-season deal, a blockbuster trade by KIJHL standards.Walton got his wish. However, it was the road to the Cyclone Taylor Cup that he might have wanted to be traveled a little different.His former mates from Castlegar knocked Walton and the Ghostriders out of the playoffs during the Kootenay Conference Finals.A hiccup during the opener in Fernie proved to be the difference as the Rebels ousted the Riders in six games.Walton did get the last laugh against his former mates as Walton got a free pass to the Cyclone while Castlegar lost a heartbreaking KIJHL final to the Osoyoos Coyotes.But just when it appeared Walton would sip from the cup of Cyclone victory, the Peninsula Panthers skated away with a 5-3 victory in the tourney final.“That definitely sucked a lot,” Walton, still feeling that bitter taste in his mouth when the subject is brought up, said. “All of us could have played a lot better, including myself. But I thought during the game lot of the bounces went their way for sure.”But that was last year and this is a new opportunity for Walton.To be back in the West Kootenay, closer to family, and finish out his junior hockey career with the Green and White in Nelson.“I don’t really think it’s that big a deal,” said Walton about playing in Nelson. “It’s not like I necessarily going to be remembered for playing junior B in Castlegar.”Fans may not remember Walton in Castlegar in a few years.But the current Leaf players, especially the defence, will definitely have fond memories of Walton during this season.“He’s like another defenceman back there,’’ said Leaf rearguard Tyler Parfeniuk, one of two 20-year-olds, including Walton, that will be called upon to provide veteran leadership to this band of younger players on the Leafs.“He’s so cool under pressure and handles the puck so well.”Walton, enrolled in the carpentry program at Selkirk College, is eager to make this final season in junior hockey a successful one.After last season’s musical goalies between the pipes for Nelson, it’s obvious Walton will be a welcome edition to the Leafs.“I want to help Nelson go really far and win the league this year,” Walton prophesized. “I think we have a really good team here. We’ve got a really good bunch of guys and we’re only going to get better as the season goes on.”Andrew Walton Fast FactsPosition: GoalHeight: 6’1″Weight: 170 poundsHometown: CastlegarAge: 20:Favourite music: anything but countryFavourite NHL team: None really, but in a pinch Detroit Red WingsFavourite NHL player: Pavel DatsyukFavourite hobby other than hockey: Playing video games, NHL 12iPhone or BlackBerry: Knock off cell [email protected]last_img read more

Scientists think Saturn’s dazzling rings are older than believed

first_imgSaturn’s shimmering rings may be as old as the solar system, scientists said Wednesday, debunking earlier theories that the rings were formed during the dinosaur age. Astronomers had thought Saturn’s rings were cosmically young, likely born some 100 million years ago from leftovers of a meteoric collision with a moon, based on data by NASA’s Voyager spacecraft in the 1970s. However, new data from the orbiting international Cassini spacecraft suggest the rings have existed as far back as 4.5 billion years ago, roughly the same time the sun and planets formed. The probe also found evidence that ring particles are constantly shattering and regrouping to form new rings. “Recycling allows the rings to be as old as the solar system although continually changing,” said Larry Esposito, a Cassini scientist from the University of Colorado, Boulder. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ The findings were presented at an American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco and will be published in a future issue of the astronomical journal Icarus. Saturn’s trademark arcs have awed astronomers since Galileo’s time. Scientists are interested in the rings because they are a model of the disk of gas and dust that initially enveloped the sun and studying them could yield clues about planet formation. Saturn’s ring system consists of seven major rings and thousands of ringlets, mostly made of orbiting ice mixed with dust and rock fragments. The notion that Saturn’s rings may be a permanent feature was based on observations by the ultraviolet spectrograph instrument on Cassini, which viewed the light reflected from the rings and watched stars passing behind them. The Cassini mission, funded by NASA and the European and Italian space agencies, was launched in 1997 and reached Saturn in 2004. The mission is managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

After Strong Holiday Sales for E-Readers, E-Books Outselling Print

first_imgaudrey watters Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#E-Books#NYT#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Another sign of the success of e-readers and the changing publishing world: when USA Today publishes its first post-holiday bestseller list tomorrow, e-book versions of the top six titles will have outsold their respective print versions for the previous week. And of the top 50 books, 19 have higher digital than print sales.It’s the first time that the newspaper’s top 50 list has had more than two titles in which the digital version outsold the print.The news isn’t terribly surprising as both Amazon and Barnes & Noble recently named their e-readers as their most popular product ever. And Amazon announced last fall that e-books were already outstripping hardback book sales.As Paul Bogaards of the publisher Knopf says, “Lots of consumers woke up Christmas morning with new e-reading devices ready to load them up with e-books.” Knopf is the publisher of the popular Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series, and Bogaards says the company sold about 165,000 Stieg Larsson e-books, compared to 155,000 print versions last week.But it remains to be seen if this burst in e-book sales will continue. The surge may not be a “sustainable trend,” according to Kelly Gallagher of the publishing research firm Bowker. Gallager predicts e-book sales will flatten after this initial post-holiday spike. Nonetheless sales for e-books are still on track to be twice as high as they were last year. Currently, e-book sales account for less than 10% of the market.Although e-book sales are up, we aren’t necessarily reading more. It may be simply that we’re buying fewer hardcover books, particularly as these can cost almost twice as much as digital versions.center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts last_img read more

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16 days ago​Sir Alex Ferguson hails ‘absolute legend’ Wenger

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Sir Alex Ferguson hails ‘absolute legend’ Wengerby Ansser Sadiq16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has gushed praise on his old rival Arsene Wenger.The two set the standard in the Premier League in the 1990s and early 2000s.Despite being bitter rivals in those years, Ferguson and Wenger have developed mutual respect in their later years.And Ferguson was not afraid to speak out in praise of Wenger, as the Frenchman received recognition at the Nordoff Robbins charity award dinner.Ferguson said via video: “The career you had as a manager at Arsenal was absolutely fantastic – an absolute legend.”I loved the competition against you. “We had some great times and it’s wonderful you’re getting this award tonight. “So good luck, my blessing [is] with you.” last_img read more