Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionAs our children bleed out, bones shattered on classroom floors, as families live with jagged holes left by lives cut short or barely lived, I refuse to be the shoulders onto which you pass the buck.I will do my job and more. I will knit mittens for tiny fingers that have none. I will buy snacks for bellies that would otherwise go without. I will wipe tears, bandage knees, discipline, encourage and cheer. I will teach. I will lie awake in the small hours of the morning, running through nightmare scenarios. And heaven forbid, should the unthinkable happen, I will stand in front of and protect those tiny bodies with my last breath. What I won’t do is absolve you of your responsibility. I voluntarily served in a job, a lifetime ago, that required I be ready and willing to pick up a weapon in defense of you and others. This isn’t that job. I will not pick up a weapon to do this job while you stuff blood-stained dollar bills in your back pockets.Thank you, but my co-workers and I have more than enough to do. This is the job you volunteered for, and you have a constitutional and moral obligation to do it. You will not lay the burden of this responsibility at my classroom door. Tracy CiminoSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Motorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashSchenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentsSchenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crashEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, music
Radio NZ November 2013Parliament’s been presented with two petitions today that deal with the exploitation of women and young girls. (Includes comments from Family First NZ)http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player/2577206
Chelsea’s assistant first-team coach Rui Faria has been banned for six matches, the Football Association has announced.”Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, the Chelsea coach Rui Faria has been given a six-match stadium ban with immediate effect, subject to any appeal, after he admitted two breaches of FA Rules,” read a statement on the FA’s website on Thursday.”The first breach was that Faria used abusive and/or insulting words towards the fourth official during Chelsea’s game against Sunderland on 19 April 2014. The second breach was that his behaviour following the match referee’s request that he leave the technical area amounted to improper conduct.”Faria, who requested a non-personal hearing, was also fined £30,000 and warned as to his future conduct.”
Jon Rahm, who held the overnight lead by one stroke from McIlroy and fellow Team Europe Ryder Cup star Tommy Fleetwood, faded badly to finish five back.Fleetwood ended up at 13 under alongside world No. 1 Dustin Johnson and Brandt Snedeker, while Tiger Woods claimed a tie for 30th at six under.History. Made.@McIlroyRory is THE PLAYERS Champion 2019. pic.twitter.com/HE09jHwc2j— THE PLAYERS (@THEPLAYERSChamp) March 17, 2019On a day when the lead was shared among many hands, Jhonattan Vegas’ 66 thrust him into an increasingly crowded picture that also included Eddie Pepperell, whose own 66 featured an incredible 50-foot birdie putt at 17.Vegas and Pepperell reached the clubhouse on 14 under, but their hopes were ended when Furyk — the American Ryder Cup captain in 2018 — picked up a shot at the last hole to be one better off.That left McIlroy, Rahm, Fleetwood and Snedeker as the most likely contenders, along with Furyk. Rory McIlroy emerged from a packed field to claim a thrilling victory at The Players Championship at Sawgrass on Sunday, sounding a warning to his Masters rivals.The four-time major winner recovered from a double-bogey six at the fourth to card a 70 and finish 16 under, one stroke ahead of Jim Furyk, securing his first PGA Tour win since the Arnold Palmer Invitational 365 days ago. With Rahm and Fleetwood in the final group, the former’s challenge faded following a bogey at the 15th, but an eagle three at the next hole gave the Englishman cause to dream.However, Snedeker bogeyed the last hole before Fleetwood and Rahm found water on 17, meaning a closing par was enough for McIlroy to get the job done.The Northern Irishman, who was already a leading contender for Masters glory, will now be the man to beat at Augusta as he seeks to end his elusive search for the career grand slam.
A video from TMZ shows the basketball star saying hi to the teacher, who nonchalantly says hello back. Then she realizes who the greeting came from, excitedly asking, “Is that Shaq?” Some first-grade students in Georgia met a new classmate this week: NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal.Schools all over the country have shifted to online classes in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Students are in insolation, so O’Neal popped in for a virtual lesson with students at East Lake Elementary in McDonough, Ga. .@Shaq surprised this 1st grade class’ video lesson ❤️(via @TMZ) pic.twitter.com/zxng93KA7z— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 19, 2020The six- and seven-year-olds seemed happy to have the Hall of Famer stop by during these unusual times, but some of the most hilarious reactions came from the parents and adults who were around. The kids smiled, and the adults’ jaws dropped as they grabbed their phones to take pictures.O’Neal is family friends with one of the students in the class, according to TMZ. The Big Diesel stayed on to chat for a few minutes, which certainly brightened up the day during a less-than-ideal situation.Now these first graders have a great story to tell about their 7-1 momentary classmate. Good work, Shaq.