Brady, Belichick donate to J.J. Watt’s hurricane relief fund

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Lucky 13: Lyceum clinches Final Four seat, remains unbeaten MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View comments In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Harvey slammed South Texas with torrential rain that flooded parts of Houston and nearby cities, forcing thousands to evacuate their homes. Watt initially hoped to raise $100,000 but blew through that goal on his way to $37 million.Brady says he has a lot of friends in Houston. “I think everybody was pretty touched by what happened,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Patriots play the Texans on Sunday in New England. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts before a preseason game with the New York Giants at Gillette Stadium on August 31, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Jim Rogash/Getty Images/AFPFOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts (AP) — Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has donated $100,000 to the Hurricane Harvey relief fund started by Texans pass-rusher J.J. Watt, and New England coach Bill Belichick has pitched in $50,000.Watt called the donations “incredibly kind gestures (that) … show what type of people they are.”ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours DAY6 is for everybody How to help the Taal evacueeslast_img read more

Meralco guns for 2nd win vs Tautuaa-less GlobalPort

first_imgThings have not gone Mo Tautuaa’s way in his career reboot: He lost his first game in a GlobalPort uniform—to his former team—and will now miss his club’s second outing in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding F2 Logistics sweeps Foton Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Led by comebacking import Arinze Onuaku’s 30 points, 19 rebounds, six assists, three steals and four blocks, the Bolts dismantled Columbian Dyip, 116-103, Wednesday.Meralco will gun for a second win Friday at 4:30 p.m., right before Alaska and Rain or Shine take the Smart Araneta Coliseum floor.“[Onuaku] gives us exactly what we need—rebounds and post play,” Black said.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The PBA slapped a one-game suspension and a P35,000 fine on the Filipino-Tongan center for his flagrant fouls incurred in the Batang Pier’s game against TNT on Sunday.Tautuaa kicked KaTropa reinforcement Jeremy Tyler in the chest on his way down from a dunk which led to his ejection with 2:41 left in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Dunking and putting your feet in my face, where I come from, is very disrespectful,” Tyler said after the game.TNT eventually wound up with a 128-114 victory and the Batang Pier will be hard-pressed to bounce back from that defeat, especially since they face a Meralco squad that won its opening match. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Messi record 33rd title as Barcelona wins Spanish Super Cup

first_imgSimona Halep wins in Montreal, beating Sloane Stephens Ousmane Dembele scored a late winning goal with a blistering strike from outside the area. The 21-year-old France winger stunned Sevilla’s defense with a right-footed shot that hit the underside of the crossbar in the 78th minute.Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen secured the win when he saved a penalty kick from Sevilla substitute Wissam Ben Yedder in the 89th after Ter Stegen fouled former Barcelona forward Aleix Vidal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Pablo Sarabia opened for Sevilla in the ninth, when the video assistant referee overruled an offside call in the first use of VAR in Spanish competition.Gerard Pique equalized three minutes before halftime when he finished off a free kick by Messi that hit the post and ricocheted off the back of goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik — and again off the upright — before falling to the Barcelona defender. Barcelona players pose with the trophy after winning the Spanish Super Cup soccer match between Sevilla and Barcelona in Tangier, Morocco, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. Barcelona won 2-1. (AP Photo/Mosa’ab Elshamy)TANGIER, Morocco — Lionel Messi won his 33rd title with Barcelona on Sunday to become the most successful player in the Catalan club’s history.Barcelona beat Sevilla 2-1 in the Spanish Super Cup as Messi overtook Andres Iniesta, who had 32 titles when he left this summer for the Japanese league.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View comments LATEST STORIES The Super Cup is played between the previous season’s league and Copa del Rey winners. Since Barcelona won both competitions, Sevilla played the match as the Copa runners-up after losing 5-0 in last season’s cup final to Barcelona.Played in Tangier, Morocco, this was the first Spanish Super Cup held outside Spain and the first time it was played as a single match, instead of a two-leg series.Sevilla played the match, which serves as a curtain raiser for the Spanish league season, in the middle of its playoff to qualify for the Europa League’s group phase. Sevilla faces Zalgiris on Thursday after winning their first match 1-0.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ While Barcelona dominated possession, Sevilla went close to going back in front when Franco Vazquez’s glancing header hit the top of the goal-frame in the 62nd before Dembele took his winner.A year ago, Barcelona broke their own transfer record to sign Dembele from Borussia Dortmund in August for a fee of 105 million euros (now $120 million) that could rise to 147 million euros. But his first season at Camp Nou was limited by injuries as Dembele struggled to replace the hole left by Neymar after he went to Paris Saint-Germain.Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said that he hoped that Dembele’s goal is a sign of better things to come this season.“We have placed lots of hope (in Dembele),” Valverde said. “He has an amazing ability to break down defenses with his speed. He is a very young player and we hope that little by little he makes progress.”Former Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal debuted for Barcelona as a late substitute.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Liberia Pays Annual Assessment Contribution to IMO

first_imgLiberia has presented a check of 2.9 million British Pounds to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as its periodic assessed contribution, according to a press release.The amount, equivalent to US$3.6m or L$348 million, was presented to IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim by Liberia’ Permanent Representative to the IMO, Isaac W. Jackson, Jr. on Friday morning.The annual assessment is based on Liberia’s confirmed position as the second largest ship registry in the world. The Liberian-flag fleet currently stands at 4,167 vessels, exceeding the historic milestone of 150 million gross tons.Ambassador Jackson said the contribution “symbolizes Liberia’s commitment to the objectives of the IMO and its expectations of mutuality as we continue to strengthen and expand Liberia’s 58-year relationship with the International Maritime Organization.”Jackson told the Secretary-General that “making such huge payments amid a difficult financial situation back home testifies to Liberia’s continued commitment and desire to support the work of the IMO.”In furtherance of Liberia’s support Jackson informed the Secretary General that a Special Committee has been set up to navigate “the high seas of diplomacy among the IMO’s 171 Member States” in seeking Liberia’s re-election to the International Maritime Council.He noted that given Liberia’s high number of registered vessels and enormous financial contributions, her election to the IMO Council in Category A should be automatic without reservations, but added that Liberia is at the moment confident of membership on the Council and looks forward to building a great partnership.Ambassador Jackson meanwhile expressed the condolence of the Government of Liberia to the people of the United Kingdom and other affected nationals for the terror attack two days ago.He noted that the maritime industry is greatly concerned about global peace and security as a guarantee for the growth of the sector and gave assurances of Liberia’s solidarity in ensuring that self-serving terrorists are stopped from their evil plan to keep the world in a state of fear.The Secretary General, in receiving the check, thanked Liberia for being one of the first to pay in full its Annual Assessment Contribution for 2017, and expressed the hope that others would follow suit. He then wished Liberia well in its efforts to maintain membership on the IMO Council.Ambassador Jackson was accompanied to the presentation by the Alternate Permanent Representative, Harry T. Conway; Senior Advisor, Dr. Gustav Barnard; the Technical Manager at the Liberia International Shipping and Corporate Registry (LISCR), Gerard Kenney; and the Minister Counselor for Press and Public Affairs at the Liberian Embassy in London, Albert Jaja. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Koijee Takes Issue with Justice Minister Dean

first_imgThe CDC party top brass was present in full in Montserrado County District 13 on Nov. 17, to support their candidate. Youth Chair and Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson Koijee (in green outfit) happened to be in the assigned area of opposition candidate Cornelia Kruah-Togba when the scuffle took place.Wants November 17 violence investigatedMonrovia City Mayor Jefferson T. Koijee yesterday vented his anger against Justice Minister Cllr. Musa Dean for “poorly handling the recent political violence in Montserrado County District #13 by-election, which was eventually won by an independent candidate.Mayor Koijee expressed disbelief that a sitting government official was accused by a sitting Senator of illegally carrying arms during a political rally, but the Justice Minister is yet to institute an investigation so as to establish the authenticity of the accusation.“It is unfortunate that we have a Justice Minister who has refused to institute an investigation in the wake of a grave accusation on a senior government official who, it is claimed, carried arms at a political rally. The allegation came from a sitting Senator of Grand Bassa County, and the Justice Ministry cannot do anything about it? I am disappointed and call on the Justice Minister to correct the errors committed,” Koijee said.“Look! We run a government, and we have a Justice Minister that is duty-bound to protect lives and properties regardless of the status of a particular person, and he sits there watching these kinds of gross breach of the law continue.  I call on you, Mr. Justice Minister, to do the right thing,” Koijee ordered.It can be recalled that on November 17, a stone-throwing battle ensued between partisans of the ruling Coalition of Democratic Change (CDC) and partisans of the alliance comprising the Unity Party (UP), Liberty Party (LP), the Alternative National Congress (ANC) and the All Liberian Party (ALP), during final campaign rallies ahead of the Montserrado District #13 by-election.However, an independent candidate, Mr. Edward Flomo, otherwise called “Color Green” emerged winner of the , according to results announced by the National Elections Commission (NEC).An eye-witness to the melee, Grand Bassa County Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence accused Mayor Koijee of being in possession of side-arms while leading youth of the governing CDC to a campaign rally of UP-Alliance candidate Cornelia Kruah-Togba.Since the campaign violence, several organizations, including the United Nations (UN), African Union (AU), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) have condemned the violence.ALJA termed as “unfortunate” the electoral brawl which erupted between partisans of the ruling CDC and supporters of opposition candidate Cornelia Krua-Togba in the Montserrado County District #13 by-election during the campaign rally held in the township of New Georgia.In a statement issued on Tuesday, November 20, ALJA said it condemns the reported gangsterism, and called on the Weah Administration to act swiftly in order to bring those allegedly connected to the melee to justice.The Association said the reported street fight is reminiscent of Liberia’s ugly past, especially the successive civil wars, which callously destroyed thousands of human lives and millions of US dollars’ worth of properties between 1989 and 2003.ALJA said the report is “troubling for a country that is evolving from 14 years of civil wars.”Meanwhile, the Association has urged the Liberian government to set up an independent panel of eminent Liberian organizations for a speedy, honest and objective investigation of the crisis.UN, AU, ECOWASAlso, a joint press release from the UN, the AU Liaison Office in Liberia and the Office of the Special Representative of the President of the ECOWAS Commission in Liberia, expressed grave concern on the violent incident that took place at a campaign rally in Monrovia and ahead of the November 20 District 13 # legislative by-election in Montserrado.In the statement, the UN, AU, and ECOWAS condemned the acts of violence and stated that it is inimical to the continued peace and stability in the country as well as to the holding of credible, transparent and democratic elections.However, the UN, AU, and ECOWAS welcomed the prompt intervention of officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) in carrying out a thorough investigation, with a view to identifying the perpetrators of the violent incident and ensuring that the law takes its full course.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Locals bid for championships

first_img12:45 p.m.Area athletes will contend for CIF Southern Section championships Saturday and wrestling Friday and Saturday. Whittier Christian will play Alpha League mate Village Christian in girls basketball at 9 a.m. at The Walter Pyramid in Long Beach. La Habra will square off against Saddleback in boys soccer at 10 a.m. at Warren High School in Downey. Santa Fe’s Marcus Orona (119) and Lenny Romero (275), California’s Ruben Warr (130) and Schurr’s Julian Zuniga (215) will compete Friday and hopefully Saturday in the CIF State Championships at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. 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

West Ham survive scare, three Premier League sides exit League Cup

first_img0Shares0000West Ham avoid four defeats on the bounce as they beat 10-man Wimbledon at Kingsmeadow. Photo/COURTESYLONDRES, United Kingdom, Aug 29 – West Ham survived a scare from League One Wimbledon to register Manuel Pellegrini’s first win in charge and progress to the third round of the League Cup as Premier League sides Cardiff, Huddersfield and Brighton bowed out on Tuesday.The Hammers have suffered three straight defeats to begin their league season, despite former Real Madrid and Manchester City boss Pellegrini being backed with nearly £100 million ($128.7 dollars) in the transfer market, and went behind inside two minutes at Kingsmeadow through Joe Pigott’s header. But the hosts were reduced to 10 men after just 18 minutes as Rod McDonald was dismissed for a second yellow card and second-half goals from Issa Diop, Angelo Ogbonna and Javier Hernandez secured a 3-1 win to spare Pellegrini’s blushes.Cardiff’s poor start to the season on their return to the top flight continued with a comprehensive 3-1 defeat at home to Championship side Norwich.Saido Berahino scored his first goal since February 2016 to send Stoke into the last 32 with a 2-0 win over Premier League Huddersfield.Southampton edged out Brighton 1-0 in the only all-Premier League tie of the round thanks to Charlie Austin’s winner two minutes from time.Leicester cruised past Joey Barton’s Fleetwood Town 4-0 with Rachid Ghezzal registering his first goal for the club.Bournemouth, Fulham and Wolves also eased into round three over lower league opposition in MK Dons, Exeter and Sheffield Wednesday respectively.Crystal Palace needed Alexander Sorloth’s first goal for the club 20 minutes from time to edge out Swansea 1-0.Frank Lampard’s Derby were thrashed Hull 4-0, but Marcelo Bielsa tasted defeat for the first time as Leeds boss, losing 2-0 at home to Preston, while Aston Villa also went down 1-0 to League One Burton Albion.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgA Donegal priest has said he is “full of shame” at the cover-up of sex abuse by his order. Fr Joseph McGee is the leader of the Missionary of the Sacred Heart, who have been held up as one of the worst offenders of abuse after an audit of sex abuse in the Catholic Church was published today.Fr.McGee, who is from Convoy, said he is deeply sorry for what happened to so many people at the hands of priests in his order. And he promised that steps are being taken to make sure it never happens again.He admitted that he was aware that as late as last year there are complaints that at least one young man committed suicide as a result of being abused by fellow priests in his own order.Fr McGee said “We are full of shame and all I can do is offer our sincere and deepest apology to the people who came to us and felt they weren’t heard and to people who were abuse din our care,” he said.The Donegal priest became leader of the Missionary of the Sacred Heart last year. He said that since coming into office and being made aware of the complaints of abuse, he contacted Gardai, the HSE and other bodies to see what he could do to address the situation.“I feel ashamed and I am united in that shame by my own reliioogus community. I want to commit myself to help al of us to change that culture and aporach to anyone who comes forward to make an allegation.“I feel very shamed and I am united in that shame by many of our members.“I want to commit as leader to change that culture and our society for anyone who wants to make an allegation against any of our members.“It is difficult to change a culture that has been there for many years but there is a willingness to learn and listen,” he said. DONEGAL PRIEST SAYS HE IS “FULL OF SHAME” AT ABUSE CARRIED OUT BY HIS ORDER was last modified: September 5th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:convoyFr Joseph McGeeMIssionary of the Sacred Heartlast_img read more

Arsenal and Manchester United put on alert as Bayer Leverkusen consider sale

first_imgBayer Leverkusen are ready to sell Arsenal and Manchester United target Hakan Calhanoglu, according to reports in Germany.The Turkish free-kick specialist has been linked with both Premier League clubs following three impressive seasons in the Bundesliga for Hamburg and now Leverkusen.But – until now – his club have been desperate to keep hold of the 22-year-old, who also featured for Turkey at Euro 2016.However, Kicker has reported that Leverkusen are now willing to flog Calhanoglu, who is out of contract in under three years.The Bundesliga club paid around £12million to land him from Hamburg two years ago and it is understood that they would hope to fetch around double that for selling him this summer. Bayer Leverkusen and Turkey star Hakan Calhanoglu 1last_img read more

Pop-up protests ready at a moment’s notice

first_imgSomewhere in the world, I am convinced, there is a commune that keeps a collection of anti-globalization protesters at hand. Ready to go and battle capitalist imperialists at a moment’s notice – Genoa, Seattle, London – like an anarchist “A-Team,” this far-left brigade comes prepared with face-obscuring hoods and sturdy boots suitable for kicking in any pane of glass. Complete with seething anger and unbridled angst, their far-reaching hatred makes them a most versatile squad. No tear gas or rubber bullets can stop this anti-capitalist cabal! Try not to notice that, as they decry free trade as being pro-corporation and hurting mom-and-pop businesses, they’re smashing in the windows of small and large businesses alike. And this crack super-leftist destruction squad can sniff the wind to find any G-8 summit or meetings of the World Trade Organization, World Bank or International Monetary Fund. Yes, anywhere rich capitalist despots are (allegedly) conspiring to rip off the world’s poor people, these globally conscious protesters can be found hurling Molotov cocktails through hapless neighborhoods. Setting bonfires, smashing windows, slingshotting rocks – no uncivil disobedience job is too big. Friday was a perfect time to shoot a “Far-Left Gone Wild” video. At the Summit of the Americas, the rank-and-file globalization foes tore up the streets of Mar del Plata, Argentina, in the name of global justice and betterment of humanity. And, of course, to join in the ubiquitous Bush bash, quickly becoming a more favored global pastime than soccer. No such logic will appeal to that protesting bloc. The anti-globalization demonstrators aim to shut down these summits and financial meetings with rioting and blockades. Yet the only entity they end up wounding are the municipalities that are taxed by public-safety costs and damages to public and private property. One of the storefronts with a smashed-in window in Argentina was a pastry shop, no doubt a cover for some cream-filled capitalist conspiracy. As long as Anarchy-R-Us continues to be a staple of the anti-trade movement, these pop-up protests will only be seen as the reactionary tool of an unreasonable rabble. No one’s going to hear your trade argument over the sound of breaking glass. Assuming you have a viable argument, of course. Bridget Johnson writes for the Daily News. E-mail her at local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Even soccer star Diego Maradona showed up for the Argentinian Bush-bash fest helmed by Venezuelan President and Che wannabe Hugo Chavez. “(Bush) doesn’t value us. He steps on us. And yet we have to be at his feet,” Maradona was quoted by Democracy Now!, which covered the counter “People’s Summit.” Bush has undoubtedly become the favored whipping boy of political agitators the world ’round. It’s like seven degrees of Bush – if you’re angry enough and inspired enough, surely you can come up with a theory that traces your woes back to the American president. Doesn’t matter where you live, doesn’t matter what you do. Doesn’t matter if you’re illegally deforesting Malawi to feed your family, Bush surely carries some blame. Suicide bomber? Bush’s policies drove him to do it. In this surreal political train of blame- game thought, Ariel Sharon is often interchangeable for Bush. The president just can’t win: In Europe he’s called a neocon, while Chavez and South American cohorts call him a neoliberal. If Bush decided to take a weekend holiday in Caracas with the kids, leftist Latin America would call it imperialism. But the anti-globalization movement has found in George W. Bush a poster child of sorts – he has finally given their movement a tangible target, a face for their ideological dartboard. The real left-wing hero of the Mar del Plata protests was their celeb cheerleader Chavez, who still claims we’re planning to invade his Bolivarian playground. His aim of the summit, in addition to getting lots of free press, was to “bury” the Free Trade Area of the Americas proposal – and promote his own South American trade bloc plan. Bush struck back ably at Chavez on Sunday: “Ensuring social justice for the Americas requires choosing between two competing visions. One offers a vision of hope” and the “other seeks to roll back the democratic process of the past two decades by playing to fear, pitting neighbor against neighbor and blaming others for their own failure to provide for their people.” Smackdown! last_img read more