It’s hard not to feel sorry for Melania

first_imgShe’s enshrined in a virtual palace atop a New York City skyscraper. The carefree young socialite has the best of everything, including stylish clothing and her own dedicated servants, traveling in the best circles, thoroughly enjoying her status as the wife of one of the world’s richest men. It’s like a fairy tale.But then disaster strikes. Melania’s husband gives up control of much of his fortune and accepts a public service position in Washington, D.C. Dutifully, she accompanies him on his career move. She’s now reduced to living in a 200-year-old house provided, furnished and provisioned by the government in the middle of a vast swamp, where the swamp creatures jostle for position to tear her apart. Her servants are government workers dedicated to maintaining proper protocols. Her social life is dominated by people that her husband needs to impress.She has fallen from her lofty position as a billionaire’s wife to being simply first lady of the United States, replete with the duties and restrictions of the position. How can one not feel sorry for her?Jim MoorheadScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Schenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff… Like many people, I have begun to feel sorry for Melania Trump and what has befallen her recently. Picture a young immigrant from Eastern Europe. While pursuing her modeling career, she catches the eye of a multi-billionaire, a modern day prince who could have had almost any woman he wanted. But of them all, he chooses her to be his wife and bear his child. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Grenada opposition leader hints at early elections

first_img Share 17 Views   no discussions NewsRegional Grenada opposition leader hints at early elections by: – June 8, 2011 Tweet Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Dr Keith Mitchell speaking to women supporters at a seminar on Monday ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — Political leader of the opposition New National Party and former prime minister of Grenada, Dr Keith Mitchell, has hinted at an early poll by the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration.Speaking to hundreds of women supporters at an NNP Women’s Seminar at the Grenada Trade Centre on Monday, Mitchell stated that it is important that members of his party prepare themselves for what seems to be a trend toward the calling of elections in Grenada prior to the constitutional due date.Mitchell called on his followers to ensure that they are registered to vote and that they not only find their own names on the electoral list but ensure that all names that should not be there are removed.He spoke of what he described as illegal moves by the Electoral Office to purchase, install and attempt to use equipment for the electoral process for which there is no provision in the laws of Grenada.The NNP leader spoke of his party having blocked the process thus far in the Parliament which led to the setting up of a committee to look at the draft legislation regarding the new proposed voter registration process.Responding directly to statements in some quarters that individuals will not be allowed to vote unless they have in their possession a valid voter identification card, the opposition leader referred to the statement as nonsense, as laws could not be implemented before they are passed. As such, he stated that moves by the Electoral Office to inform people of a law that is not yet passed is improper.Mitchell also referred to the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) Act, which was brought to Parliament by the NDC administration and which rescinded the 2003 Act that established the FIU. He called the act unconstitutional and referred to it as nothing more than a tool to be used by the government to harass opposition members. The NNP leader stated that, according to the constitution of Grenada, the powers of arrest in Grenada lay with either the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) or the Commissioner of Police (COP).He further declared that these powers are unconstitutionally vested in the hands of the director of the FIU, along with the power to seize bank accounts of individuals, among other things. He also stated that the Act gives immunity to the head of the FIU, thereby opening that office to gross abuse on the part of the holder, since they cannot be held accountable for their actions.Mitchell has stated that his party will challenge the legality of the new legislation while at the same time calling on the NDC administration to implement the already passed Integrity in Public Life and Anti-Corruption Legislation.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Coach rejects BBC claims

first_imgThe Portland-based coach has responded to a BBC documentary that claims he broke anti-doping rules while coaching American, Galen Rupp.Salazar – who also coaches double Olympic champion Mo Farah – says the edition of Panorama is the result of “inaccurate journalism” and shows a “complete lack of regard” for both Rupp and Farah.last_img

European human rights court to consider Russia Paralympians claim

first_imgThe European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) may consider a claim of the Russian Paralympians, banned from the upcoming games in Rio, according to an official statement.ECHR would consider the claim of the Russian Paralympians should they file it, the court said in a statement on Tuesday, reports Sputnik. (Also read: Russian team banned from competing in Rio Paralympics)The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rejected the Russian Paralympic Committee’s (RPC) appeal against its ban from the upcoming Rio Olympics.Russian Senator Tatiana Lebedeva suggested that Moscow could file a lawsuit with ECHR. (Also read: Russia loses appeal against Paralympics ban)”All properly submitted claims are examined by the court which will examine whether the claim meets the conditions of admissibility defined by the European Convention on Human Rights before it may be considered substantially,” the court said.last_img read more