Biden makes his first remarks to the nation as president-elect.

first_img“What is our mandate?” he said. “I believe it’s this: Americans have called upon us to marshal the forces of decency, the forces of fairness, to marshal the forces of science and the forces of hope in the great battles of our time.”Senator Kamala Harris, the vice president-elect, spoke first, telling voters that they had chosen “hope and unity, decency, science and, yes, truth.” She invoked her mother, Shyamala Gopalan, who came to the United States from India at the age of 19, and paid tribute to the women “who throughout our nation’s history have paved the way for this moment tonight.” The message, as it was throughout the campaign, was rooted more in a sense of values than in an especially ideological viewpoint, an approach that helped him build a broad coalition throughout the campaign but that will be tested in partisan Washington.Yet Mr. Biden grew impassioned as he insisted that for all of the tensions in the country, Americans still wanted to see their leaders find common ground. He promised to bring steady leadership and experience to meet the staggering crises facing the nation, most prominently the coronavirus. – Advertisement – WILMINGTON, Del. — Joseph R. Biden Jr. addressed the nation for the first time as president-elect on Saturday night, delivering a message of unity and trying to soothe the extraordinary divisions that defined the last four years in American politics.“Let this grim era of demonization in America begin to end here and now,” he said.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – In remarks before a drive-in audience in Wilmington brimming with longtime friends from Delaware, his home state, he directly appealed to the tens of millions of Americans who backed President Trump’s re-election, seeking to make good on his central campaign promise of bringing the country together. “For all those of you who voted for President Trump, I understand the disappointment tonight,” Mr. Biden, speaking at the conclusion of his third run for the presidency, said. “I’ve lost a couple times myself. But now, let’s give each other a chance. It’s time to put away the harsh rhetoric, lower the temperature, see each other again, listen to each other again.”He added, “This is the time to heal in America.”- Advertisement – “While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last,” she said. “Because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities.” Mr. Biden’s optimistic speech, flecked with references to faith and American history, came 48 years to the day after he was first elected a senator from Delaware. He spoke from a flag-bedecked stage outside the Chase Center on the Riverfront, an event center near the Christina River, where he invoked themes that shaped his presidential campaign. last_img read more

Home of Bengal player, houseguest center of drug investigation

first_imgWest Chester, Oh. — A convicted felon and houseguest of a Cincinnati Bengal football player has been charged with drug trafficking following a multi-state investigation. Jarrod Blair, 36, was arrested at the home of Dre Kirkpatrick in West Chester on April 10 following a traffic stop days earlier in Illinois.Illinois State Police stopped a rental car bearing Colorado plates on I-70 near Madison, Illinois. During a probable cause search police found 55 pounds of marijuana in the trunk.Two people in the car told police they were drug couriers from California and provided them with the West Chester address as their destination. One of the suspects told police she would be paid $4,000 to make the delivery and another $4,000 when she returned to California.Court documents say the woman agreed to work with police and make the delivery.West Chester police officers served a search warrant following the delivery and found 55 pounds of marijuana in the kitchen of the home and eight cell phones. Police arrested Blair at the scene. Blair is currently on parole for trafficking cocaine.Earlier this year, neighbors told police there was suspicious activity and overnight vehicle traffic around the home.Kirkpatrick has not commented on the case.last_img read more

Pakistan’s Younis Khan to retire after West Indies tour

first_imgPakistan’s most prolific test batsman,Younis Khan will quit international cricket after the three-test series in the West Indies starting later this month, the 39-year-old said on Saturday.Younis’ announcement comes after captain Misbah-ul-Haq said on Thursday that the Caribbean tour will be his last.“People are calling me and asking me not to make any announcement to leave but now is the time,” the former captain said in Karachi.“No player always remains fit, the motivation never remains the same, so this is the time when Younis should leave the field after the upcoming series in West Indies.”Younis has played 115 tests and is Pakistan’s most successful run-scorer in test cricket. He heads into the West Indies tour needing 23 runs to become his country’s first batsman to score 10,000 test runs.“I always tried to be a good ambassador and serve my country to take it one step forward,” Younis added.“I hope I will be supported so I can complete 10,000 runs before I retire.” In 2009, Younis hit his best test score of 313 against Sri Lanka, which is the third-highest from a Pakistan batsman in the longest format.Later that year, he led his country to a World T20 win at Lord’s where they defeated Sri Lanka to lift the trophy.Younis played 265 one day internationals and bagged 7249 runs before he retired in 2015. He also played 25 Twenty20 matches for his country.The batsman was named one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year along side Misbah earlier this week, after bagging a double-century during Pakistan 2-2 drawn test series in England last year.Earlier this year, Younis became the first batsman ever to score centuries in all 11 countries that have hosted tests after completing his set with a maiden ton in Australia.last_img read more

Weston seals another Bees away victory

first_imgOldham 0 Brentford 2Goals from Jonathan Douglas and Myles Weston gave Brentford their fourth away league victory of the season.Douglas struck seven minutes before half-time, firing through a crowd of players after Oldham had failed to clear Niall McGinn’s left-wing cross.AdChoices广告The Bees were reduced to 10 men when on-loan defender Miguel Llera was sent off for a second bookable offence midway through the second half.But they scored again on 73 minutes when Weston – on as a substitute for debutant David Clarkson – fired home with his left foot.It sealed a deserved win that took Brentford up to sixth place – only four points behind leaders Charltonlast_img

GAA: BUNCRANA GAA CLUB NOTES

first_imgAnnual Summer Barbecue The club’s annual summer barbecue took place last Saturday, August 13th at the Scarvey.  The band Palomini played first and were followed by the €10,000 lotto draw, the strictly come dancing draw and finally by Mickey & Charlie and their band.  Many thanks to Brian Stokes who organised the event and to all those who helped out before, during and after.€10,000 Lotto Jackpot The main lotto draw went ahead as normal but didn’t produce any winners.  Therefore, a further draw took place get rid of the €10,000 lotto jackpot.  There was one prize of €5,000 and five prizes of €1,000, one of which was restricted to club members.  Oisin (X) Doherty, Ballymagan, Buncrana was the lucky winner of the top prize of €5,000.   The five €1,000 winners were as follows:  Michelle Doherty, Oakfield Crescent, Buncrana, Co. Donegal; Brendan Ryan, Ard Na Greine, Buncrana, Co. Donegal; Shaun McCallion, Oakfield Close, Buncrana, Co. Donegal; Janette McLaughlin, Moyle Road, Buncrana, Co. Donegal; Oliver Prunty, C/o Gary Duffy, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.  Many thanks to all those who sold tickets and helped to organise the draw.Buncrana GAA Strictly Come DancingSunday 30th of October 2011 has been set as the date of the final of Buncrana GAA’s strictly come dancing!  A draw took place at the barbecue on Saturday night to decide the partners for the competition.  The line-up is as follows: Elizabeth Ann Nelson & Robert Callaghan; Lisa Wilson & Tom Clare; Michelle McCarron & John Peter Doherty (Roe); Martina Blake & Finn Hegarty; Mary Philomena Kerr & Pat McMyler; Angela Cassidy & Benny McGee; Madeline Fullerton Redmond & Shane McDaid; Marie Breslin & Adrian McColgan; Lisa Doherty & Pauric Óg O’Flaherty; Andrea Hutchinson & Tom O’Connor; Lorna Gallanagh & Andy McLaughlin; Lisa Dillon & John Toner.  Good luck to everyone involved.All Ireland Semi-Final Tickets Ticket orders for the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship semi-final between Donegal and Dublin in Croke Park on Sunday 28th August have to be made by Tuesday 16th August.  As with previous orders each club can only submit one order .  Orders must be with Pauline Grant by text in time for the order deadline of 4pm (086 081 2429).The Clarion Hotel Clonliffe Valley, Dublin have been in contact with the club offering discounted prices to anyone wishing to stay in Dublin over the semi-final weekend.  Anyone interested in these special supporters rates should contact Santa Eglite, on 01-625-8007 or at salesoffice@clarionhotelliffeyvalley.com and she will send you all the details.Buncrana CupThe final of the Buncrana Cup, between Derry and Tyrone, took place at the Scarvey on Saturday last.  This under sixteen inter-county competition is an annual affair, set-up to commemorate those killed by the Omagh bomb.  Derry were hoping to make it three in a row but Tyrone had other ideas.  Tyrone were the much hungrier side and this proved to be the decisive factor.  Tyrone ran out convincing winners, refusing to stop even when the game was won.  The game was officiated by Buncrana referee Paddy McGonigle.Senior Football Buncrana bounced back from a mid-week league defeat at home to Burt (0-4 to 0-11) to record a good away win at Urris (0-8 to 2-5), in a competitive and entertaining fixture.Ladies’ Football Senior ladies team training starts on Wednesday 17th August at 7pm.  Everyone welcome.Bord na nÓg Under 12 HurlingThe u12 hurlers continued their impressive form with comfortable wins over Burt and Strabane in recent weeks.  The strength and depth of this squad was proven with several players missing over the period some of the younger members of the team proved themselves well able to step up.   This Thursday Four Master’s Donegal Town will visit, all players to be at the Scarvey for 6.40pm.  More importantly this squad will take part in Owenbeg, Derry in the last of the Derry blitzes were the boys will compete in the A-Division.  The club will also be fielding u8’s and u10’s with a bus probably leaving at 9am, more details during the week.Under 14 Football Buncrana under 14 footballers traveled to play Malin on Wednesday night, in their first championship match of the year.  Buncrana started off slowly in desparate weather conditions, conceding an early goal followed by two quick Malin points in the first ten minutes.  However that proved to be Malin’s final score of the proceedings as Buncrana went on to register 1-9 without reply, to take the advantage into halftime. In spite of deteriorating weather conditions Buncrana started the second half as they finished the first, by dominating battles in key areas of the pitch.  Buncrana put another goal and six points on the score board without reply.  The game finished, Buncrana 2-15 Malin 1-02.  Overall, it was an exception team performance from the boys.Donegal GAA Team Training Fund Golf Classic, Thursday 18th August, Ballybofey/Stranorlar Golf CourseThere are only a few slots available for teams who wish to participate in the above golf classic,  currently we have 45 teams signed up to play. Tee boxes costing €50 euro are available to any person, business or club who wishes to support the classic. Advertising  space in our A4, 24 page programme is limited due to the great support the classic has received.Should anyone be interested in sponsoring a tee box, please contact Charlie Cannon, 087 694 9125 or PJ McGowan, 086 222 2750 or any of the organising committee –Gerry Rushe, Nicola Ferry, Eilish Rushe, Barney Gallagher, Patrick Ellison, Crona Regan.Weekly Lotto DrawThe results of the club’s lotto draw which, took place on Tuesday 2nd August in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows.   The winning numbers drawn for the €10,000 jackpot were 22-23-27-28.There were no winners.   The winning numbers for the €2,075 Lotto Plus draw were 09-11-25-27.  There were also no winners.   There were five €20 consolation prizes which went to the following participants:Mary McGee, St Oran’s Road;Eamonn Coyle, Rockdale;Brendan Ryan, Ard na Greine;Jimmy McBride, The Woods;Roisin Bradley, Castle Avenue.RecyclingCLOTHES RECYCLING FACILITIES NOW AVAILABLE AT THE SCARVEY!Club NotesAnyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email buncrana.pro@gmail.com, stating so.Use of the Scarvey pitches for training or matches MUST be confirmed with Martin Mullan in advance (087 246 8108).  Use of clubhouse MUST be confirmed with David McConnell in advance (087 939 2767).If you do have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on a Sunday for consideration.To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaaGAA: BUNCRANA GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: August 15th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: BUNCRANA GAA CLUB NOTESlast_img read more