Dreamers should all serve in military first

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionI am a disabled veteran of World War II. To all you liberal Democrats: You don’t know what it is to suffer for this great country of ours.You want everything, but you will not sacrifice anything for this great country. You want the Dreamers to become citizens. Regarding Dec. 7, 1941, if we where all liberals and let the Japanese take over our great country, would you have the freedom we have now? If you want the Dreamers to be citizens of our great country, let them serve four years in the military — active duty — and then they will be come good citizens of this great country of ours.Thank God, we have a president that is trying to protect us. Vincent BelardoAlbanyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFeds: Albany man sentenced for role in romance scamFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

Arsenal transfer target Ryan Fraser provides major update on his future

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 7 May 2019 4:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link29Shares Comment Ryan Fraser has been heavily linked with a summer transfer to Arsenal from Bournemouth (Picture: Getty)Ryan Fraser admits there is a ‘good chance’ he will remain at Bournemouth and see out his contract, despite interest from Arsenal.Unai Emery is expected to oversee a major summer overhaul with several of the club’s biggest earners likely to leave and the Spaniard targeting up to five new signings.The former Sevilla manager was keen to add a player who could offer a goalscoring threat from wide positions in January but was able only to secure the services of Denis Suarez on loan from Barcelona.Suarez has already returned to his parent club following a groin injury having failed to make a single start for Arsenal. The Gunners had been hopeful of engineering a deal for Fraser, who has scored seven goals and registered 14 assists this term, but the Scotland international admits he is yet to make a definitive decision on his future.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Denis Suarez has returned to Barcelona without making a single start for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)‘I’ve got a year left,’ he said.  There’s a very good chance I’ll be here next season.‘If that’s that then I’m going to try my best as I always do and I’ll enjoy it. I love the group here and the fans. There’s no bad side to what’s happening.‘There’s a good chance I’ll be here next season and I’ll try and beat my assists record next season as well.’Asked if the recent speculation regarding his future has been a distraction, he added: ‘Not at all.‘I just love playing football so I just go and play football. I go out on the pitch and try my best and that’s all anyone can do.‘There’s no point in putting stress on yourself or burdens. If you’re going out to enjoy football, what’s the worst that can happen? You have a bad game.‘There’s a lot of things worse in the world than that.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Arsenal transfer target Ryan Fraser provides major update on his future Advertisementlast_img read more

Take a look inside Jason Taumalolo’s Townsville home

first_imgSome of Jason’s biggest achievements are on display in his Townsville home. Picture: Josephine Carter Photography Liana: I love being in the sun and in water, so getting outdoors on my days off is a favourite. A good afternoon watching movies, or a good TV series is also a go to after a busy week. Jason: Play PlayStation for sure. Q: Do you have any holidays/trips planned this year that you are looking forward to? When not training, playing or sleeping — there’s nothing like a game on the PlayStation to relax. Liana: Just over a year and a bit now. We built a duplex with Martin Locke Homes. We both had never built a home before however Martin and his team took us under their wings and made the process a very smooth one. Jason: It was the first time we had both built a home and were initially quite nervous. Martin Locke Homes made it so simple, we didn’t know it could be such an easy process. Q: How would you describe you style? A family photograph of Jason and his brother. Picture: Josephine Carter Photography Liana: Photos of family, friends and the best of memories make anywhere feel like home. Hand me down recipes and home cooked dinners. Oh, and our dog Theo! Jason: My PlayStation and a roast on Sunday Q: Who does the cooking and household chores? More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Keeping it simple. Picture: Josephine Carter Photography Liana: I wouldn’t say we are very “stylish” people but I guess you could say modern would describe our style best. Jason: What she said (laughs) Q: Do you have a favourite space around you home? The couple love nothing more than quality time spend with each other, as well as family and friends. Picture: Josephine Carter Photography Liana: We are both quite busy with Jason always playing here or away and I work shift work, so our schedules can make it difficult to always entertain. Normally when Jason is away, I always have my friends visit or stay for the weekend which I always look forward too. Jason: Normally close friends and mum and dad At Home With Jason Taumalolo and partner Liana. Picture: Josephine Carter Photography Liana: Super friendly and always keeping an eye out for each other. We have been lucky enough to meet and make good friends with a lot of our neighbours at our local dog park. Jason: Everyone has been super welcoming of us into their community and everyone is willing to lend a hand. Q: How long have you lived there and who build your dream home? Bedroom bliss. Picture: Josephine Carter Photography Liana: Outside with my dog! Or the lounge room with my favourite TV series. Jason: Our bedroom for all the mornings I am able to sleep in. Q: Name five items that makes your home, feel like home. center_img At Home With Jason Taumalolo and partner Liana. Picture: Josephine Carter Photography Liana: Convenience definitely was a stand out for myself. It takes just over five minutes to get to work. Willows and Canon Park is minutes away, and all our friends and family livewithin 5 minute drives. Jason: Location was also a big one for myself. It only takes me five minutes to get to training in the morning; so I am able to always have a sneaky sleep in. Q: What do you love about your local community? There’s no place like home for Jason Taumalolo and partner Liana. Picture: Josephine Carter Photography Q: Why did you choose Brookstone on the Park to build your fist home? Modern and functional. Picture: Josephine Carter Photography Liana: I do all the cooking, however Jason does help prepare. I am a neat freak, so I naturally do a lot of household chores whenever I have a spare minute. Jason is always ready to help(sometimes with lots of prompting). Jason: Me! (laughs) Q: What do you both like to do to relax? At Home With Jason Taumalolo and partner Liana. PICTURE CREDIT: Josephine Carter PhotographyJASON Taumalolo is living life in the fast lane following his $10 million signing with the North Queensland Cowboys, making time to spend at home with partner Liana and fur-child Theo even more precious. The couple recently celebrated their one-year anniversary at Brookstone on the Park in Condon, where they built their first dream home together. Their three-bedroom, two bathroom home, is one of two duplexes on the 718sq m block. The Townsville Bulletin caught up with Jason and Liana this week for a quick Q & A and an exclusive look at their modern, yet modest home. Here is what they had to say. A home is not a home without a dog. Picture: Josephine Carter Photography Liana: Potentially heading to Tonga with Jason and his family and possibly a stop in Fiji at the end of the year. Jason: Going back to the Kingdom of Tonga for a family reunion. Q: Do you like to entertain at home and who would you normally spend time with? last_img read more

McIlroy hints at US campaign in 2019 in pursuit of top spot

first_imgDubai, United Arab Emirates | AFP | Rory McIlroy dropped a bombshell Tuesday by hinting he could give up his European Tour membership in an effort to get back to the top of the world rankings next year.The world number seven plans to concentrate on playing in the United States, especially with the changes that have been made to the 2019 world golf schedule.Four-time major winner McIlroy is a three-time champion of the Tour’s Race to Dubai and has been a part of every European Ryder Cup team since 2010.Next year, the WGC-Mexico Championship will be played in February, the Players Championship has been advanced to March, the Masters in April, the PGA Championship has been moved to May and the US Open is in June.Which means there will be one big tournament every month across the Pacific until the British Open in July.“I am starting my year off in the States (at the Tournament of Champions) and that will be the big focus of mine up until the end of August and then we will assess it from there,” said the former world No1.“I think it is the result of the changes,” he explained ahead of the Tour’s season-ending DP World Tour Championship.“I don’t have to commit to anything until May, so I will not have played a European Tour event… I will play the WGCs and majors and events like that, but the true European Tour season does not start until July. “The way the schedule has worked for next year, it is going to be different for a lot of guys.“Everything is going to be so condensed between March and August, and that is why I am taking a big off-season to get myself ready, and then go at it hard from March all the way through to basically the end of the season.”The former world No1 has won the Arnold Palmer Invitational this year – his only title in the last two years – and he is eager to get back to the top echelon of the sport.“I’d maybe give it like a B-minus, and a win this week would get it up to a B,” said McIlroy about his season.“I don’t want to continue to dwell on the negatives. There’s been a lot of positives in there, as well. I’ve played very consistently. I’ve had 10 top-10s. I finished second and had a great chance to win The Open.“Obviously the game’s right there. It’s just a matter of doing it when I need to do it most.”He added: “Right now that is all sort of up in the air, but if it were to be that I don’t fulfil my membership next year, it’s not a Ryder Cup year so it’s not the end of the world.”McIlroy is ranked sixth in the Race to Dubai this week, which means even if he wins the tournament, he won’t be able to surmount front-runners Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood and secure a fourth European No1 crown.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more