A new kicker leaps ahead in tight competition

first_imgTwitter Twitter ReddIt Facebook Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Linkedin Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Linkedin Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier printIf the Horned Frogs were set to face Jackson State today, Cole Bunce would be the starting place kicker, Gary Patterson said after practice Friday.The sophomore from San Jose, Ca. took the lead on the field in the “50-yard range.”“We had a long kick, and Bunce was only one who made it,” Patterson said. “You have to have a guy who makes it when it counts.”The anointed starter from Monday, Brandon Ritchie, was “on the shelf” Friday because he didn’t kick as much during the spring and summer, when his eligibility had not yet been granted, Patterson said. Ritchie was cleared last week.Field goal issues plagued the Horned Frogs in multiple losses last season when Ryan Graf and Brandon Hatfield were 19-for-25. Bunce was the kickoff specialist and did not attempt a field goal.Patterson credited some of the kicking strides to Lucas Gravelle, the new long snapper who graduate transferred from Washington State. Patterson said he gets the ball to the holder quicker and more accurately.“I think I feel a lot better with the kickers this year because of the snapper,” Patterson said. “Kickers are like golf swings in that if you change even a little thing they’re off, so I never say everything was okay there.”Kenny Hill draws rave reviews Patterson continued to praise his starting quarterback Friday, a year after Hill lead the Big 12 in interceptions.“Kenny is playing as well as we’ve ever seen him play, now he has to do it in a ball game because that’s how everyone gets judged,” Patterson said. “He’s been here two years, Sonny [Cumbie] has done a good job preparing him.”Patterson said he’s seen growth in Hill’s state of mind.“Hill showed mental tenacity in the team’s scrimmage last week, he threw a pick, it didn’t bother him, and he did what he needed to do,” Patterson said. “Now he has to handle adversity in a game, that’s what all great quarterbacks do.”Depth at linebacker improves defensive line“LJ [Collier] is giving us some depth, as a bigger defensive end against some of the teams we’ll play,” Patterson said.Collier played at defensive tackle last season.“Ben [Banogu] has had a good last couple of practices and [Matt] Boeson too at d-end,” Patterson said. “Dennis [Collins] has come a long way too.”At the two linebacker spots, TCU is seeing some growth from not just younger players, but a senior as well.“Sammy Douglas has had the best camp he’s ever had,” Patterson said. “Alec Dunham and Alex Bush have played well too, and with the depth at linebacker, that’s given us the ability to move Ty Summers down to give us some speed on the edges at defensive end, which means you don’t need as good of coverage guys in the secondary if the quarterback doesn’t have any time.” World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Facebook Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ + posts Garrett Podell Gary Patterson likes what he sees before the Liberty Bowl. (Photo by Sam Bruton) ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Previous articleTCU Volleyball selected for three nationally televised gamesNext articleHoroscope: August 19, 2017 Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive yearslast_img read more

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RSF to attend website journalists’ trial in Phuket

first_imgNews Alan Morison, the Australian editor of the Phuket-based news website Phuketwan, and Chutima Sidasathian, one of his Thai reporters, are facing up to seven years in prison on charges of defaming the Thai navy and violating the Computer Crimes Act (CCA), a draconian 2007 law that gives the authorities a great deal of leeway to gag online critics and arrest journalists and bloggers for political reasons.Morison and Chutima were charged in December 2013 in connection with a July 2013 article quoting a paragraph from a Reuters special report on the smuggling of Rohingya refugees from neighbouring Burma to Malaysia via Thailand and the involvement of Thai human traffickers.Along with other media outlets and NGOs, these two journalists were among the first to draw attention to the trafficking in Rohingya refugees and the abuses to which they are exposed.The quoted paragraph claimed that “Thai naval forces” were paid to turn a blind eye to this people trafficking but did not explicitly name the Thai Royal Navy. Although they charged Morison and Chutima, the Thai authorities have never made any attempt to bring legal proceedings against Reuters.“The trial of these two journalists, who just did their job as news providers with a great deal of professionalism, poses a great danger to all those independent voices in Thailand who want to use their freedom of expression and information,” Ismaïl said.“We urge Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his military government to end their policy of harassing the media. They need to understand that the media do not threaten national security or political stability but, on the contrary, help to improve society.”More than a year has passed since the military staged a coup in Thailand, but freedom of information continues to decline as Gen. Prayut keeps on threatening the media and tightening his grip on their activities.On 25 June, the government organized a meeting with journalists to teach them how to ask questions that would not offend him. Government spokesman said the meeting was held with 200 local and foreign journalists in order to promote their “understanding” of the government.In March, the prime minister said he would “probably execute” journalists who did not toe the government line.The foreign media are also harassed. A Bangkok round-table discussion organized by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT) and Human Rights Watch was cancelled at the last minute by the government on 26 June. It was to have coincided with the release of a Human Rights Watch report on the persecution of Montagnard Christians, a religious and ethnic minority, in Vietnam.The government said it could have “affected relations” between Thailand and Vietnam and endangered “national security.”It was the third time in a month that the military government has ordered the cancellation of an event organized by the FCCT. The FCCT has meanwhile reported several cases of foreign journalists having problems renewing their accreditation.Thailand is ranked 134th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2015 press freedom index. ThailandAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information ThailandAsia – Pacific News News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the trial of two website journalists that is due to begin on 14 July in the southwestern province of Phuket and calls for all the charges to be dropped. Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of its Asia-Pacific desk, will be present as an observer at the trial, which is expected to last three days. Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar June 12, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Thailand August 21, 2020 Find out more News Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years July 10, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RSF to attend website journalists’ trial in Phuket Organisation Receive email alerts to go further May 12, 2021 Find out more Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom RSF_en last_img read more

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Pubs, haircuts, gyms must wait as UK lifts lockdown slowly

first_img Facebook Pinterest Pubs, haircuts, gyms must wait as UK lifts lockdown slowly Twitter Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 Facebook TAGS  center_img FILE – In this Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 file photo, Britain’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock takes a selfie with the vaccine hub staff during a visit to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, to thank volunteers undertaking clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccinations. The British government says it aims to give every adult in the country a first dose of coronavirus vaccine by July 31, a month earlier than its previous target. In addition, the goal is for everyone over 50 or with an underlying health condition to get a shot by April 15, rather than the previous target of May 1. Twitter WhatsApp Local NewsBusinessUS NewsWorld News WhatsApp Previous articleIn Israel and beyond, virus vaccines bring political powerNext articleJuniper Research: Smart Traffic Management to Significantly Reduce Congestion and Emissions; Saving Cities $277 Billion by 2025 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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Learning At Law School – Of High Tables And Floors

first_imgColumnsLearning At Law School – Of High Tables And Floors Abhishek Asha Kumar10 May 2020 4:04 AMShare This – xWhen I was a child, my neighbour used to feed my brother and me whenever my parents went to the village. She would invite me home for food. I would sit on the floor; her entire family would sit at the table.Bahujan scholar and poet Omprakash Valmiki described in his biography, his father’s insistence on him pursuing a higher education, despite knowing fully well of the discrimination that his…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWhen I was a child, my neighbour used to feed my brother and me whenever my parents went to the village. She would invite me home for food. I would sit on the floor; her entire family would sit at the table.Bahujan scholar and poet Omprakash Valmiki described in his biography, his father’s insistence on him pursuing a higher education, despite knowing fully well of the discrimination that his son would inevitably face. A child who had already faced such discrimination from primary school, was hence burdened with the expectation of a higher education, with the belief that it was the only route to ridding himself of caste.I am a Chamaar. This is not an identity that I have ever shied away from. While some of you would expect me to identify as a ‘human’ first, I want to assure you that the society at large has made sure that I don’t forget which caste I belong to. In my time at Law School, as I have gone from identifying as a Chamaar to identifying as a Dalit-Bahujan, I have always embraced the one part of my identity meant to keep me down. As I write today, however, I offer a small glimpse into a journey, familiar to some and incomprehensibly unfamiliar to others.Much like Omprakash Valmiki, my parents too, harboured dreams of escaping caste. Escaping, however, comes at a price. The price of an education, was sacrificing a house. To send your son to the best possible school, you had to sacrifice the down payment that you could have made on a home. With each tier of education coming at a greater cost, the sacrifices would mount and my parents would make them; because at the heart of hearts they shared the same vision of Dr BR Ambedkar and Omprakash Valmiki. They (and I) genuinely believe that a higher education is the only avenue for one to rid themselves of caste.I joined Law School in 2015 but my journey began 2 years prior, when I prepared and wrote the CLAT in 2014. Back then, I had gotten a score which would have seen me enter RMLNLU. Determined to improve and make it to the best possible Law School, I rewrote in 2015 and sat stunned as I checked my results at 2AM in the morning. I had secured an AIR of 333. I was dejected. I really thought I could have done better.In the morning I rang up one of my closest teachers who had helped me with my preparation and informed him that I had gotten an AIR of 333. Being the supportive man that he is, he was delighted. He congratulated me on my effort and told me it was a result of my hard work. Almost as an afterthought, I informed him of my AIR SC Rank 2. He was ecstatic. He yelled in joy and said my entry into NLS was certain. Here is when I was caught in my first dilemma. I expressed to him my doubts about joining a college based on my SC Rank and instead simply accepting a college as per my General ranking. The words he said then fuel me to this day. He said “If you don’t go, the seat will be offered to a child who might not be able to bear that pressure and drop out. Remember, you don’t go there for yourself, you go there for your people; as a guiding light for those students who can look up to you and follow you in the same footsteps.”Truth be told, these footsteps haven’t been easy. Each step through Law School has thrown up challenges reminiscent of the inequities that exist outside. But after an unlucky streak of two year losses, it is these words which prevent me from dropping out like so many other Dalit-Bahujans, and kindle my hope of graduating from this institution with all the knowledge that I came to gather.The pursuit of knowledge here, however, seems particularly strange through the lens of a Dalit-Bahujan man. On a campus that boasts equality campaigners in all corners of its settlement, I continue to witness, with each new batch of students, similar incidents of caste-based slurs, “debates” on why “economic reservations are the solution” (this from those joining our LLM and MPP programs) and a culture of discrimination that only serves to remind individuals of their place in the socio-economic hierarchy.When Valmiki’s father insisted on his pursuit of higher education, the forms of discrimination that he feared may have been different. But in the second decade of the 21st century one can be certain that the perpetrators, then and now, draw from the very same well. Incidents of discrimination, against an individual, only hasten the collective reliving of a community’s historical inferiority complex – of not speaking good enough English, of not being able to understand complex concepts in one go, of not “fitting in” to elite cliques, of not knowing how to compile presentable projects, of not clearing exams.In the initial days of college, a group of students sitting in their hostel rooms were discussing the marks of the first test of Legal Methods. In the course of the conversation one of my batch mates very casually remarked “Yaar, yeh SC kaise aajate hain iss college mein?” (“Dude, how do these SCs come into this college?”). One hopes that the men present have changed their views over the years, however, the impact that one such statement has on its listeners can persist for years. After all, we were all just first years who wanted to hang out, but from that moment on we would always be reminded that in their eyes our existence would simply never measure up. One day you are a proud member of India’s premier law school, and the other you are just another Dalit who got in through reservation.The way higher education is portrayed as a route to salvation, one often forgets that those they meet on this journey are a product of the same patriarchal, brahmanical caste-based society that exists outside. For all those who forget, however, incidents like these serve as a reminder.When I came here, education was my primary aim. I started to participate in practice debates because I wanted to speak in English and make sense at the same time. I wanted to participate in class so I tried to contribute. Prof. Elizabeth (aka Lizzie) encouraged everyone to engage and debate in class. Even though the first 3 weeks of History were Latin to me, I started to relate heavily to the lecture on “Society and the Individual” from the “What is History” component. It was here when I first tried to speak in class a few times while seated at the back of the side rows, all the while anxious of being made fun of. Over time, I slowly gained in confidence and my engagement in class increased, till one fine day, I got stuck trying to formulate a sentence and a batchmate of mine looked at me and smirked. That was it. All that effort into building myself up, deflated. The said person later joined the Law and Society Committee. Little did I know that in my second year, I would face the same kind of deflation, only this time it would be at the hands of a Professor, who would use his privileged position, to mock me for the class’s entertainment.Trust me. It breaks you. Being made fun of for struggling with a language you weren’t exposed to because your parents only spoke to you in either Bhojpuri or Hindi. It cuts at your self-esteem and stabs at your confidence. It effectively kills your sense of curiosity and robs you of your ability to participate. And yet. And yet, it doesn’t break you like you may think it does. It may break your heart, but it does not break your spine. One keeps marching forward towards that goal that is graduation, because one does not walk this path for the benefit of caste perpetrators but towards their direct detriment. Once again, one hopes these people have changed, but the fact that the said Professor continues his antics, doesn’t leave me feeling very optimistic. The certainty with which people say “Arey, people develop sense while they stay here” can only emerge from those unaware or intentionally blind to how deeply ingrained this mentality is in our institutions.Academic achievers, and discourse creators keep discussing how caste-based discrimination has either vanished or radically reduced with the onset of education. As someone who studies at the premier centre for legal instruction in the country, I would like to categorically disagree. Caste discrimination has merely evolved into discrimination by other means. Language, clothing, taste in music or your consumption of pop culture, each act as a proxy for your socio-economic location. While the cliques that form around these may seem banal, they represent a much deeper divide.When you enter they ask you your rank, and then look at you with pity. When you speak English they mock and they jeer. Little do they know that their “merit” is bought by money and their rank by a historic access to resources. Their spoken English reeks of condescension and their debates uplift none. Their pretence of inclusivity dies when they shoot down someone for speaking Hindi, and again, when their moot courts “groom” and “polish” the pre-polished selected for “grooming” and “polishing”.The table from my childhood seems to have persisted to my present.Distant. Intimidating. Unattainable.The only difference is,When I was a child, I ate on the floor.I will sit on the floor no longer.The author Abhishek Asha Kumar is a Student from Batch of 2020, NLSIU) It is first published in The Quirk which is the student-run magazine of the National Law School of India University, which serves as a chronicler of law school experiences and provides a platform to push the boundaries of discourse at NLS and the wider world around) The Cover Picture is also taken from The QuirkYou can read the original piece hereViews Are Personal Only  Next Storylast_img read more

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Four young men killed in fatal Donegal crash

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Four young men killed in fatal Donegal crash Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Facebook Google+ Facebook Pinterest Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennancenter_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleEmergency services attend fatal crash in GortahorkNext articleJohn Downey extradition hearing to get underway today admin Four men in their 20s have been killed in a crash in west Donegal.Shortly before 9pm on Sunday, Gardaí and Emergency Services were called to the scene of a single car crash on a local road near Magheraroarty, Gortahork.The occupants of the car, four men understood to be aged in their 20s, were pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.The scene is preserved for a technical examination and local diversions are in place.Garda forensic collision investigators are currently at the crash site and the local Coroner has been notified.Gardaí investigating the incident are appealing for witnesses to contact them. Anyone with information is asked to contact Milford Garda Station on 074-9153060 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.The investigation is ongoing and further updates will follow. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By admin – January 27, 2019 Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Google+last_img read more

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Management told to mind language

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article “Human capital” is among the most hated pieces of management jargon,according to a survey of business writers.Top of the hate list is “corporate alliancing” followed by”global development” with human capital the third most disliked term.The Plain English Audit, published by HR and management agency Colette HillAssociates, also found terms such as “mentoring” and”outsourcing” are now widely used and understood.The survey asked business journalists to nominate the phrases they mostdislike.Suggested alternatives for “corporate alliancing” include”joint venture” and “cooperation”. Respondents said humancapital could be replaced by “people”, “staff” or”employees”. MD Colette Hill said, “Pet hates are words which are hard tounderstand, for example ‘disintermediation’, or ones used to disguiseunpalatable truths.”Empowerment is widely seen as a euphemism for massive workintensification while a whole range of words are rejected as attempts todisguise redundancy.”Other alternatives include international expansion for global development,and recruitment or headhunting instead of executive search and selection.Hill said, “Top business writers hate jargon with a passion andespecially reject words they regard as euphemisms for un-pleasant realitiessuch as redundancy.”Terms such as outsourcing and outplacement have gained wideacceptance. This shows how quickly terms are accepted if they are useful indescribing evolving business reality.” Management told to mind languageOn 4 Apr 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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Dynamics of plasma nutrients and metabolites in moulting macaroni (Eud yptes chrysolophus) and gentoo (Pygoscelis papua) penguins

first_img1.1. Dynamics of plasma nutrients and metabolites in moulting macaroni (Eudyptes chrysolophus) and gentoo (Pygoscelis papua) penguins were studied.2.2. The late moult macaroni and gentoo penguins had significantly elevated levels of total lipid and cholesterol, α-tocopherol (vitamin E) and alkaline phosphatase activity compared to early moult birds.3.3. Conversely, the mean concentrations of total protein, albumin, globulin, urate, creatinine, iron, calcium, inorganic phosphate, all-trans retinol and the activity of aspartate transaminase were lower in the late moult groups in both species.4.4. Mean concentrations of lipid, cholesterol, retinol (vitamin A), α-tocopherol (vitamin E), total protein, albumin, globulin, calcium and sodium were higher in the pre-moult than in the early moult macaronis.5.5. Dietary influence may partly account for the higher nutrient status of the pre-moult birds.6.6. Both the early and late moult macaronis had raised levels of total lipid, cholesterol, a-tocopherol and potassium compared to the corresponding gentoos.7.7. Total protein, albumin, globulin, sodium and inorganic phosphate concentrations, however, were higher in the later species.8.8. Differences in the levels of the plasma nutrients between the early and late moult macaronis, and their counterpart gentoos is due to species-specific variability.last_img read more

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Initialization of ice-sheet forecasts viewed as an inverse Robin problem

first_imgAs simulations of 21st-century climate start to include components with longer timescales,such as ice sheets, the initial conditions for those components will become critical to the forecast.This paper describes an algorithm for specifying the initial state of an ice-sheet model, given spatiallycontinuous observations of the surface elevation, the velocity at the surface and the thickness of theice. The algorithm can be viewed as an inverse procedure to solve for the viscosity or the basal dragcoefficient. It applies to incompressible Stokes flow over an impenetrable boundary, and is based upontechniques used in electric impedance tomography; in particular, the minimization of a type of costfunction proposed by Kohn and Vogelius. The algorithm can be implemented numerically using only theforward solution of the Stokes equations, with no need to develop a separate adjoint model. The onlyrequirement placed upon the numerical Stokes solver is that boundary conditions of Dirichlet, Neumannand Robin types can be implemented. As an illustrative example, the algorithm is applied to shear flowdown an impenetrable inclined plane. A fully three-dimensional test case using a commercially availablesolver for the Stokes equations is also presented.last_img read more

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Assistant Professor – Maternal Fetal Medicine

first_imgBaylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.5085CA; CH SummaryThe Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology is seeking aqualified physician to fill a critical role at the Texas Children’sand Methodist hospitals – Maternal Fetal Medicine Division.Job DutiesClinical responsibilities will be assigned by your Chair andDivision Director and may be altered in response to changingDepartmental and Division needs. Specific responsibilities arenegotiable and dependent upon Candidate interest and expertise.Candidate will be expected to work primarily at the Pavilion forWomen at Texas Children’s Hospital. There will also be anexpectation to participate in research and educational activitiesin the department.All faculty are expected to participate in the education mission ofthe College.Candidate must agree to discharge their duties and responsibilitiesfaithfully, to abide by all rules, regulations, and policies and todevote to the performance of your duties and responsibilities theamount of time and effort for which you are employed by theCollege. Candidate will be allowed to spend up to one-fifth of youreffort on activities outside BCM (consulting, scientific boardservice, etc.), but outside time commitments beyond this requireprior approval of the Chair and Division Director.Minimum QualificationsMust have an M.D. degree and be board certified or eligible inMaternal-Fetal Medicine.Candidate must have, or be eligible for a valid Texas MedicalBoard License.last_img read more

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Help save Black Tom Island, a local historic treasure

first_imgTo the Editor:The historic Black Tom Island site is now the southern area of Liberty State Park, along Morris Pesin Drive. It includes the area from the boat launch down to the great lawn at the southeast corner of the park beyond the flag plaza, and the 3 jetties in between. Black Tom Island has a significant place in history. Early in World War 1, the site was a large munitions depot and played a major role in the war effort, well before the U.S. entered the war. Many tons of munitions were shipped from these jetties to France and Britain, providing vital support. On July 30, 1916, the Black Tom Island munitions depot was completely destroyed by a series of explosions and fire. Lives were lost, and property damage was immense. The destruction was the result of sabotage; bombs planted by German spies. Many consider the event to be the first terror attack committed by a foreign entity on U.S. soil. The buildings that stood on the site before the 1916 tragedy are long gone. But on the easternmost jetty there are still remnants of the original structure, which were left as a monument to the history of the site when Liberty State Park was created.These artifacts serve to educate and remind us of the vital role of Black Tom Island during WW1, and the tragic event in July of 1916. It’s important that these artifacts be preserved as a valuable historical resource. Black Tom Island is currently threatened by plans to develop a private marina along the entire southern shore of the site. The marina has the support of the outgoing governor and the commissioner of NJDEP. If constructed, public access to the 3 jetties of Black Tom Island would be permanently cut off and more importantly, the historical quality of Black Tom Island and the jetties would be erased. The artifacts that remain on the one jetty, the only remaining physical, historical reminders of the destruction that took place here in 1916, would be destroyed. We must not allow this to happen.A local group called Friends of Liberty State Park has a website, folsp.org. Here you can find information and links, where you can voice your opposition to the marina project. If you want to help protect Black Tom Island as a free, open space, and preserve its historic artifacts, please voice your opposition to the marina project. THOMAS ZALEWSKIlast_img read more

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