It’s time to call it: We have decided, collectively though passively, to let the Puget Sound orcas go extinct. I say this because it should now be obvious to all that the whales are starving to death. The other day this newspaper ran before and after drone images of one whale, K25, that show it to be clearly wasting away. There also was a photo of another whale, J17, with a head misshapen from malnutrition. They simply need more food. Specifically, they need more chinook, or king, salmon. It’s an emergency, which means they need them now. Yet for all the political talk and the task forces, that one clear goal — giving the orcas more king salmon to eat immediately — is the one thing that’s not on the menu. That’s because those same fish are on our menus. “To cut back on fishing is an absolute no brainer, as a way to immediately boost food available for killer whales,” says Kurt Beardslee, of the Duvall-based nonprofit Wild Fish … [Read more...] about In the great debate to save the orcas, the apex predator is missing
The great debators
Who should authorize the expansion of casino gambling in our state – the legislature or voters? Floridians will decide that in November by casting their ballot for or against Amendment 3. And, on Thursday, October 25, talented students from Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School’s Speech and Debate team will go head-to-head on the subject during The Great Debate, which will take place at Vi at Aventura. Hosted by Jilda Unruh, an Emmy Award winning investigative TV journalist, The Great Debate will feature students presenting their case on both sides of the issue, as well as the pros and cons of casino gambling. Afterward, Vi residents and guests will cast their ballot for the winning team based on the merits of each argument. “It’s relevant, engaging events and community partnerships that set us apart,” says Renee Garvin, Vi at Aventura Executive Director. “Our residents are excited about seeing the students debate this important issue.” … [Read more...] about Vi at Aventura is ALL ACES The Great Debate
Since 1973, the debate over the designated hitter has raged on throughout Major League Baseball. In my time covering baseball, particularly the Yankees, I have had first-hand experiences with those arguing for the DH. In 2008, promising starting pitcher Chien-Ming Wang was the heir apparent to the number one spot in the rotation. However, in what became a 13-0 win in Houston (while the Astros were still in the National League), Wang tore two ligaments in his right foot, ending his season. He played a few more years in the show, but only a few more games in pinstripes. More recently, Masahiro Tanaka suffered mild strains in both hamstrings while scoring on a sacrifice fly last weekend at Citi Field in the Subway Series. General manager Brian Cashman has said he believes he will miss about a month. Tanaka's injury brings focus back to the question of the designated hitter's absence in the National League. This week, I sat down and spoke with two good friends, and former Major League … [Read more...] about The great debate of the DH
Chris Iseman Staff Writer, @chrisiseman Published 1:12 p.m. UTC May 30, 2018 The debate has raged for a while now. Statistics have been analyzed and playoff performances scrutinized. Analysts and experts have tossed their opinions back and forth in an argument that may never truly be answered one way or the other. But recent developments have thrust the debate back into the spotlight. LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan. Who's the greatest of all time? There is no clear-cut answer, although fans on each side of the LeBron vs. MJ debate will try to find one. For one thing, they played in very different eras. The style of the NBA, particularly its emphasis on three-point shooting, is different now than when Jordan played. It's a different game. The other factor is that Jordan and James played against different teams and different players. It's difficult to compare careers that way. James' career also isn't over. There are more statistics for him to pile up and … [Read more...] about LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan. Is there even an answer in the great debate?
THIS BILLBOARD, which was removed from atop a building in East Liberty, will be put back up after a public outcry. The Penn Plaza Support and Action Coalition has informed the New Pittsburgh Courier that they will call for the resignation of East Liberty Development Inc. executive director Maelene Myers and its board of directors during a rally at the corner of N. Highland Ave. and Baum Blvd., Friday, April 13 at 5:30 p.m. Randall Taylor with Penn Plaza Support and Action Coalition told the Courier exclusively that “even though they (ELDI) claim to speak for the community, I disagree with where ELDI is at, I disagree with thousands of people being displaced.” Taylor believes ELDI hasn’t done enough to keep Black residents in East Liberty, but the larger issue at hand surrounds the myriad of events surrounding a sign in East Liberty that reads, “There are Black People in the Future.” The billboard is part of “The Last Billboard” project, which … [Read more...] about ‘SIGN’ OF THE TIMES—Debate furor over billboard causes Taylor to demand change at ELDI