2020 Rás Tailteann Postponed

first_imgPrint Linkedin Advertisement Facebook Previous articleSenior Football clubs join forces to raise money for front line staffNext articleRadiographers in UHL making everyone smile Raffaele Rocca WhatsAppcenter_img Cyclist Man Racing Bike OutdoorFOLLOWING the recent developments and recommendations from Cycling Ireland, the UCI, the HSE, SportIreland and the Government of Ireland.Cáirde Rás Tailteann has decided to postpone the 2020 Rás Tailteann which was due to return to the roads of Ireland in June 2020 after a hiatus in 2019. This is directly as a result of accelerating developments relating tothe Covid-19 virus pandemic.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Considering the nature of the public health emergency Ireland and the world is currently dealing with and the progressive evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cáirde Rás Tailteann has decided that it is in thebest interests of everyone associated with the event and the wider public to temporarily postpone the 2020 event from its planned start date on June 10th next” said Eugene Moriarty, the 2020 Race Director.He added “The decision to postpone has not been taken lightly, but when we consider the on-going restrictionsthat are in place, the current workload of An Garda Síochána, County Councils and the Health Service, all of whom play integral roles in an event of this stature, we feel it is only appropriate that planning for the 2020 Rásdoes not add to the immediate burden faced by our critical frontline public servants”Cáirde Rás Tailteann will continue to monitor the situation and provide any updates that may be relevant asmore information becomes available. The group has made many preparations for the 2020 event and currentlyis now actively working toward staging Rás Tailteann in the latter half of the 2020 racing season, after July.They will continue to work with Cycling Ireland to promote the event on any suitable date that may becomeavailable before the end of the 2020 season. They will reassess the situation in the first week of June and releasea formal update thereafter.According to Ger Campbell the 2020 Route Designer “we do not foresee any changes to the route that has beenpublished, so it will be a matter of managing any changes that may be necessary in relation to a change of dates.This is of course contingent on any opportunity that may become available to put the Rás safely back on the roads of Ireland later in 2020, if the prevailing circumstances would allow and most importantly that it is safe todo so”Promoted under Cycling Ireland rulesThe race receives financial support from Sport Ireland.Email: [email protected] Web: www.rasireland.ieCáirde Rás Tailteann understand that the decision to postpone is disappointing to all the teams, riders, officials,supporters and the wider sporting public who expressed such overwhelming support for the return of the event tothe roads of Ireland in 2020.However, they are confident that should pandemic abate there is no reason currently that could prevent 2020Rás from going ahead in the latter half of the season.The post 2020 Rás Tailteann Postponed appeared first on Sporting Limerick. Twitter Email News2020 Rás Tailteann PostponedBy Raffaele Rocca – April 6, 2020 68 last_img read more

[Civil Service Exams Centres In Containment Zones] ‘Candidates Not Be Stopped From Reaching Their Centres’, Delhi HC Directs UPSC To Request Authorities [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates[Civil Service Exams Centres In Containment Zones] ‘Candidates Not Be Stopped From Reaching Their Centres’, Delhi HC Directs UPSC To Request Authorities [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay2 Oct 2020 5:22 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Thursday (01st September) directed the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to immediately issue a communication to the Chief Secretary, GNCTD and the Commissioner of Police notifying them of the examinations being conducted on 4th October 2020.The Bench of Justice Pratibha M. Singh also directed the UPSC to request the Chief Secretary, GNCTD and the Commissioner…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?LoginThe Delhi High Court on Thursday (01st September) directed the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to immediately issue a communication to the Chief Secretary, GNCTD and the Commissioner of Police notifying them of the examinations being conducted on 4th October 2020.The Bench of Justice Pratibha M. Singh also directed the UPSC to request the Chief Secretary, GNCTD and the Commissioner of Police to issue proper directions to the authorities concerned including the police officials to ensure that candidates who possess admit cards for appearing in the examination are not stopped or obstructed in any manner from reaching their centres, even if the same are located in containment zones.The matter before the CourtThe present petition was listed on urgent mentioning. It related to the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination scheduled to be held on 4th October, 2020. The grievances of the Petitioners were two-fold.1. In Delhi more than 100 candidates are being permitted to take the examination from a single centre; and2. Some of the centres are located in containment zones.Arguments of the PetitionersCounsel Ashutosh Ghade, appearing for the Petitioners submits that for a total of 71,378 students, there are only 150 sub-centres in Delhi, which would mean at least 475 candidates would be taking the examination in each centre.This, according to him, would be violative of the Ministry of Home Affairs’ (hereinafter, “MHA”) orders dated 29th August, 2020 and 30th September, 2020 and the social distancing norms.He, further submitted that there is a difficulty for the candidates in accessing the centres in the containment zones.Arguments put forth by the UPSCCounsel Naresh Kaushik, appearing for the UPSC submitted that a detailed order has been passed by the Supreme Court on 30th September, 2020 in Vasireddy Govardhana Sai Prakash & Ors. v. UPSC & Ors. [W.P.(C) 1012/2020], in which all the issues raised in the present petition have been taken care of.He, however, submitted that since this is a petition concerning Article 21 of the Constitution of India, the maintainability of the writ petition is not being challenged by him.Court’s DecisionThe Court acknowledged the fact that the Supreme Court in the matter of Vasireddy (supra) dealt in detail with all the arrangements to be made and conditions that are to be satisfied in respect of the examination scheduled to be held on 4th October, 2020.Insofar as the number of candidates in each centre was concerned, the Court opined that the conduct of an examination may not strictly constitute a social or religious congregation.The Court further noted that examinations are already being held across the country by various universities, State Boards and the Central Board/s. While holding examinations, social distancing has to be maintained in the seating arrangement for the candidates, masks must be worn and provision of sanitizers etc. must be made.”So long as these precautions are being taken and the SOP is followed, examinations have been permitted to be held”, the High Court noted.Lastly, the Court directed the UPSC to immediately issue a communication to the Chief Secretary, GNCTD and the Commissioner of Police notifying them of the examinations being conducted on 4th October 2020.The Court further directed,”The said communication shall also request that proper directions are issued to the authorities concerned including the police officials to ensure that candidates who possess admit cards for appearing in the examination are not stopped or obstructed in any manner from reaching their centres, even if the same are located in containment zones.”The Writ Petition was disposed of with the above observations. All pending applications were also disposed of. It was made clear by the Court that the UPSC shall be bound by the statement made on its behalf in the Court.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

Big Monday: Gallery of Surf and Skate Images

first_imgFifth Street in Ocean City was the epicenter of stoke on Monday — with surfers screaming down the faces of overhead waves peeling off the Fifth Street jetty, while five blocks down the street, skaters flew off the lip of the bowl at the new skateboard park in town.The opening of the state-of-the-art concrete park on Thursday coincided nicely with the arrival of a northeast swell that brought the biggest waves of the summer and fall to Ocean City.The combination brought lots of smiles to the beach, boardwalk and streets on Monday as wave riders and street riders of all ages converged on the island.Surf conditions improved dramatically on Monday with the long-awaited fading of relentless northeast winds that hammered Ocean City for a week.In advocating for construction of the new skateboard park, Councilman Mike DeVlieger had talked about capitalizing on the “surf culture” of the island. The crowds at the park in its first few days, and the even bigger throng in the surf on Monday morning are a testament to the power of that culture.Check out a few images in the gallery above. [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”12″ gal_title=”September 2015 Surf”]last_img read more

Do This – Long Island Events for March 2014

first_imgAVIVA DRESCHERThis no-holds-barred memoir by perhaps the boldest member of The Real Housewives of New York City, tackles everything from relationships, reality TV and the amputation of her leg to her mother’s alcoholism and how to overcome such personal challenges. Besides signing copies of Leggy Blonde, she’ll also be answering questions—about her life, her legs, and even whether or not she has sex with her prosthetic on or off. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com 7 p.m. March 4TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS: DECONSTRUCTING THE BEATLES’ REVOLVERLed by acclaimed Beatles scholar, composer and producer Scott Freiman, this “Expanded Edition” transports Fab Four fans young and old on a three-hour multimedia escapade back into the studio as the band forge their rock masterpiece, including rare audio and video clips, behind-the-scene stories about the tunes and the groundbreaking innovative production techniques used to create what’s considered by many to be not just the best Beatles album, but the best album of all time, period. He’ll also be deconstructing “Paperback Writer” and “Rain.” Not-to-be missed. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $14 members/$19 public. 7 p.m. March 5LOS LOBOSChicano rock at its most infectious. With The Mastersons. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $40, $50, $65. 8 p.m. March 5ERTICAL HORIZON, TONIC & DISHWALLANineties alt radio-singles superstars. Expect Vertical Horizon’s moody “Everything You Want,” Tonic’s addictive “Lemon Parade” and “If You Could Only See” from Dishwalla’s “Counting Blue Cars.” Also expect a whole lotta flannel worn by audience members. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $24.50, $29.50, $32.50, $44.50. 8 p.m. March 7JIM BREUERUntil you’ve experienced Breuer’s comedy live, until your gut has writhed in such uncontrollable, euphoric swells as deep and as vast as the rippling waves of the ocean and you’ve lost all context of time and space, any worries and pain, laughing so damn hard that somehow, everything—life, love and existence—all makes sense, well, you’ve just never actually lived. Let the former Valley Stream Central High School grad (formerly SNL’s “Goat Boy” and this month’s “Portrait”) take you there. Not-to-be missed. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com 8 p.m. & 11 p.m. March 8WE WERE PROMISED JETPACKSThese Scottish indie rockers have been converting fans across the globe ever since their 2009 debut These Four Walls, which was followed up with 2011’s stellar In the Pit of the Stomach and last month’s E Ray – Live in Philadelphia, recorded in Philly’s Union Transfer. If you dig label mates Frightened Rabbit (which, if you’ve ever heard, you must, since their draw is that infectious), then you will love WWPJ. With Honeyblood. Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St., Manhattan. Websterhall.com $20. 8 p.m. March 8BILL COSBYThe legendary funnyman headlines Gala 2014, a great night of comedy, and his bit will undoubtedly include hilarious observations he’s gleaned from years of making the world laugh—whether through cartoons (Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids), sitcoms (The Cosby Show), albums, or any of his bestselling books (Fatherhood, I Didn’t Ask To Be Born, But I’m Glad I Was, among others). Not-to-be missed. Staller Center for the Arts, SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook. stallercenter.com $75. (Tickets for Gala Supporters start at $500 for two and include preferred seating and an after-party.) 8 p.m. March 8DEMI LOVATOThe 21-year-old pop singer, actress and philanthropist will be blowing the doors off The Old Barn in support of her Neon Lights Tour. Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. nassaucoliseum.com $24.50, $44.50, $64.50, $74.50. 7 p.m. March 11DROPKICK MURPHYSBoston punk rock-Irish folk-hardcore chaos that’s always fun and never fails to inspire mosh pits. In support of their St. Patrick’s Day Tour. With Lucero and Skinny Lister. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $30.50, $39.50, $50. 8 p.m. March 11CAT POWERSolo; chameleon-esque collages that bloom amid a field full of vibrant and dying flowers rooted across a spectrometer of musical genres. Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. Sixth St., Brooklyn. $40 ADV/$45 DOS. 7 &10 p.m. March 11“MAC” MCANALLYThe acclaimed country singer/songwriter and guitarist will be performing gems plucked from his nearly 40-year career dazzling fans across the globe in this intimate, personal setting. With Ed Travers and Tommy Maxwell. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.com $25, $35, $45, $55, $65. 8 p.m. March 14TRISHA YEARWOODThe Grammy Award-winning singer, actress and two-time New York Times bestselling cookbook author is known for many things, among them, her emotional, heartfelt ballads. Expect multiple hits, a lot of passion, and a performance you’ll surely remember for a long, long time. With Karyn Rochelle. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50, $49.50, $69.50. 8 p.m. March 14ROB SCHNEIDERThe former SNL writer and cast member-turned-Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo cult star, among other films, will be sure to leave you in stitches. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $24.50, $29, $32, $35, $55. 9 p.m. March 15HOW I GOT LEFT AT THE OPERA: A BOY’S JOURNEY INTO POLITICS WITH MOZART, WAGNER & VERDIOff to the side, Sex Pistols, Ramones and Clash! Fred Plotkin, one of the world’s leading opera experts, leads this multimedia discussion about opera’s anti-establishment, rebellious ways, and how it can be a source of inspiration and imagination for those looking to “fight the good fight,” too. Proceeds will benefit Camp Kinderland, a sleep-away camp for children which helps foster ideals of social justice and peace among guests. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $20 members/$30 public. 4 p.m. March 16ROSEANNE CASHThe Man In Black’s daughter continues his musical legacy of transforming darkness into light through song, touring in support of her latest, and perhaps most visceral, “The River and The Thread,” born from a trek through the Deep South that not only brought her closer to her family’s roots (maybe the closest she’s ever been, she confesses), but on a spiritual and musical journey as well, which successfully resulted in the preservation of her father’s childhood home. Yeah. Wow. Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St., Manhattan. The-townhall-nyc.org $35, $50, $75. 8 p.m. March 18[colored_box color=”green”]WOMEN WHO ROCKLoaded to the gills with rare concert footage, rarely seen promo films and TV performances, CAC Rock Legends Live host Bill Shelley highlights the music and significance of the women who’ve turned rock and roll upside-down and begging for mercy, including (but not limited to) The Runaways, Suzi Quatro, Heart and many more—the archival footage transforming CAC into a rock concert of its own. Loud clapping, singing and shouting are always encouraged, since it will be nearly impossible to contain, anyway. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members/$15 public. 7:30 p.m. March 18[/colored_box]CAROLE RADZIWILLThe journalist and Real Housewives of New York City star will be signing copies of her debut novel The Widow’s Guide to Sex and Dating. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com 7 p.m. March 19ANTHONY JESELNIKYes, this is the guy who roasted Donald Trump, Charlie Sheen and Roseanne Barr on Comedy Central, starred in his own Offensive and the mastermind behind comedy album Shakespeare. And yes, he’s absolutely hilarious. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $29, $35. 8 p.m. March 20THE MARSHALL TUCKER BANDThe Southern rock/blues stalwarts have been touring the world and creating new music for more than 40 years, inspiring legions of fans that span several generations and continuously recruiting even more with each city or town they roll into and absolutely crush. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25, $35, $39.50, $49.50, $59.50. 8 p.m. March 21TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUEJazz-R&B-funk-brass band explosions led by trombone and trumpet prodigy Troy Andrews, aka Trombone Shorty. Wow. With London Souls. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $35, $40. 8 p.m. March 21KID CUDIStoner hip-hop at its trippiest. With King Chip. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn. barclayscenter.com $49.50, $75. 8 p.m. March 225TH ANNUAL PATCHOGUE FOLK FESTIVALNot-to-be missed gig, period. Folk songstresses Suzanne Vega, Amy Helm and Bridgehampton’s own Caroline Doctorow will be performing numbers spanning their collective careers, including, surely, Vega’s “Luka” and “Tom’s Diner.” And possibly a few Pete Seeger numbers, in tribute of his recent passing? Only one way to find out. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.com $18, $28, $38, $48, $68. 8 p.m. (With a Free concert featuring various local singer/songwriters at 2 p.m. in the lobby.) March 22ENNIO MORRICONEThe recent Grammy Trustee Award winner, aka “The Maestro,” will be conducting this one-night-only, ultra-rare performance accompanied by the Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra and Choir, revisiting the revered composer’s timeless repertoire in Morricone’s first East Coast appearance since his 2007 debut. Bellissimo! Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn. barclayscenter.com $80, $255, $355. $75. 7 p.m. March 22DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM CLASSICAL BALLET PERFORMANCEEighteen racially diverse dance artists from the Dance Theatre of Harlem perform a diverse and demanding classical ballet repertoire that is as graceful as it is moving, as stunning and mesmerizing as it is breathtakingly graceful and gorgeous. Not-to-be missed. Staller Center for the Arts, SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook. stallercenter.com $40. 8 p.m. March 22KINGS PARK: STORIES FROM AN AMERICAN MENTAL INSTITUTIONAward-winning filmmaker and former patient Lucy Winer takes audience members on a powerful, moving, cinematic journey through the history and legacy of the Kings Park Mental Hospital and will be on-hand to answer questions about the film’s creation and her time there, along with other members of the cast and crew. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members/$15 public.1 p.m. March 23SPANK! HARDER: THE SEQUELThe second chapter of the hilariously naughty Fifty Shades of Grey parody is sure to keep audience members writhing in their seats with excitement and laughs—and eagerly anticipating the next. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50. 7 p.m. March 23THE ROBERT CRAY BANDCray is a living blues legend whose guitar work not only remains true to all those who’ve laid the foundation before him but pushes the genre to new possibilities, fans and heights. The multi-Grammy Award winner—who’s been intoxicating audiences around the world with his cascading, ever-inspiring and always-evolving fusion of blues, soul, rock and jazz for 40 years—will undoubtedly be performing hits spanning his 16-album canon, including timeless numbers off 1986 breakthrough Strong Persuader, as well as gems from his latest masterpiece, Nothin’ But Love. With The Blind Boys. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $32.50, $42.50, $49.50, $65. 8 p.m. March 25RALPHIE MAYA larger-than-life comedian dishing out larger-than-life hilarity. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $30, $35, $40, $50. 8 p.m. March 27JANE GREENThe New York Times bestselling author will be signing copies of her latest novel Tempting Fate, an addictive, gripping tale about a 43-year-old happily married woman named Gabby who finds herself in the titillating throes of a relationship with a younger man. How far will she go? Only one way to find out. Wow. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com 7 p.m. March 27JIM BELUSHIThe actor, comedian and musician will leave you in stitches, holding your stomach and gasping for air. (This is a good thing lol.) With The Chicago Board of Comedy. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50. 8 p.m. March 28TAYLOR DAYNELI’s own multi-platinum diva, in all her gorgeous, heart-bending glory. Expect hits “Tell It to My Heart,” “Prove Your Love” and “Every Beat of My Heart.” With Amber Ferrari. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.com $35, $45, $55, $65. 7 p.m. March 29DREAM THEATERA must-not-miss gig, regardless of whether mesmerizing, mind-blowing prog-metal is your cup of tea or not. Hell, forget labels—any music fan will appreciate and be floored by this band. Dream Theater has been pushing the very boundaries of sound going on 30 years, and each performance is a kaleidoscopic, sonic realm of tone and colors, light and darkness, passion and emotion oft-described as transcendental (and amplified by the guitar virtuosity of Kings Park’s legendary shredder John Petrucci, considered by many to be one of the best guitarists in the world). The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $39.50, $49.50, $59.50, $69.50, $89.50. 8 p.m. March 30“WOMEN OF THE WORLD”A continuation of the art and photography exhibition profiled in this month’s “Art & Soul” on P. 36, this includes artwork from more than 50 award-winning LI female artists and photographers asked to express the feminine mystique theme of a moment in the life of a woman—past, present and future—in the medium of their choice. Wow. Hutchins Gallery, CW Post/LIU campus library, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. Liu.edu Free. Tues.-Sat., 2-5 p.m. March 4 through 292ND ANNUAL NYC HOT SAUCE EXPODo you enjoy extra-extra-extra spicy wings? Taste-testing Jalapeño and Ghost Peppers just for fun? Boasting dozens of hot stuff purveyors, unlimited sampling, spicy pizza-, chicken wing- and knish-eating contests and Bloody Mary Mix Down Championship, among many other taste-bud-scorching events, this scalding, fiery-foodie inferno has it all. And as an added sizzler this year, LI’s own firebrand wrestler/actor/author/food critic/comic book hero Brimstone will be setting the CaJohns Fiery Foods booth ablaze signing autographs—so turn it up and sauce it up, flamethrower-style! Penn Plaza Pavilion, 401 Seventh Ave., Manhattan. nychotsauceexpo.com $35, $75, $100. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. March 29 & 30BLACK SABBATHOzzy, Iommi and The Geezler are back, unleashing a barrage of classics mixed with hellfire from their latest, the charts-topping 13, sure to include “God Is Dead?” and “ End of the Beginning.” Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn. barclayscenter.com $59.50, $89.50, $129.50. 7:30 p.m. March 31 Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York last_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Thursday, Dec. 12

first_imgMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionDo we really need a review of flushing standards?The review of toilet flushing regulations demanded by President Trump because, 1) they were an Obama-era regulation and thus inherently flawed, and 2) that “people” are flushing their toilets “10 to 15 times as opposed to once,” is not based on reality. I’d like to know this: Have any official, credible and unbiased studies, or even a single such study, been submitted to support such bizarre, fictional claims?Even in the 60s and 70s, depending on the quality of toilet engineering, manufacture and local water supply, reasonable people flushed more than once occasionally. When I first heard about the Obama administration’s proposed toilet waterflow regulations, I was skeptical whether they could be achieved without necessitating multiple flushes more often.The amount of water used by toilets and urinals in this country is truly mind-boggling. Water is life.Our species is truly insane to needlessly continue to “flush it down the toilet.” However, modern engineering, in my personal experience, has met the challenge.The last toilet I installed in my basement uses a fraction of the water used by my previous toilet and cost around $50. We will face increasing water shortages and higher water costs in the future unless we conserve it. For the sake of our survival, we should not abandon real achievements based on the behavior of some politician’s “imaginary friends.” Sensibly, my new basement toilet has two buttons, appropriately and sensitively labeled, the use of which I will leave to the reader’s imagination.Bruce PettitJohnstownSmart Cities preserve valuesUpper Union Street in Schenectady has what we consider a well-preserved mixed use/mixed occupancy community, with pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly sidewalks and streets. However, McDonald’s is proposing a project that includes the demolition of an existing long-term clothing store building, replacing it with additional parking and an additional drive-thru for its Dean and Union street location.This project is kitty-corner from a Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru that has currently added to traffic congestion and standing vehicles on Dean and Union Street sidewalks, creating two hazardous pedestrian/bicycle obstacles. In addition, Bruegger’s bagels allows 4-car parking access across the street from what will potentially be the third curb opening for the proposed McDonald’s double-drive-thru project, which in our opinion tips the scale for this project in terms of pedestrian and traffic safety.Our understanding of Smart City growth is a plan that seeks to conserve historic streetscape buildings, preserve community customs and values, and not separate housing, business, recreation, education, industry and government. If Schenectady is seriously considering a plan to pursue a smarter, safer and more sustainable city, as was demonstrated at the Smart City open house, smart growth cities do not demolish buildings, replace them with parking lots and alter the streetscape to accommodate automobiles.This project will be presented at the City Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, Room 110. Now is your time to voice your concerns.Gary J. Lessard, P.E.Donna M. LessardSchenectadylast_img read more

Lyon demand big money for Man Utd, Chelsea target Dembele

first_imgLyon will seek £60m to sell Moussa Dembele this summer. L’Equipe says Manchester United and Chelsea frontrunners for the striker. The ex-Fulham star, 23, has scored 16 times in 27 French top-flight matches this season, attracting the attention of the Blues and United. It is believed that Dembele could cost any potential suitor in the region of £60million and the French outfit are expecting numerous offers for their star.Advertisement He remains a top target for Manchester United and Chelsea, despite the ongoing coronavirus outbreak casting doubt over the schedule and threatening financial problems. United have been linked with the Frenchman as far back as last May. read also:Barcelona would only sell Ousmane Dembele for ‘golden’ offer They were poised to make an offer for the Lyon ace in August when boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was hunting for a Romelu Lukaku replacement. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?12 Marvel Superheroes When They Were Kids5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldSuper Recognizable Outfits That Actors Wore In The Famous Movies7 African Actresses With Thick Skin Who Got Famous In HollywoodThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growthlast_img read more

Britton sings praises of Bony

first_img The 24-year-old showed glimpses of the talent which helped him net 31 goals in 32 Eredivisie games by scoring twice on his Swansea debut against Malmo in the Europa League. United will prove a far sterner test of his ability, but midfielder Britton expects the sturdy striker to prove a real handful for Ferdinand and company. “He’s such a strong lad. If you look at his legs they’re like tree trunks,” said Britton. “He’s going to give not just Rio and Vidic, or whoever plays on Saturday, but all Premier League defenders a tough time. “He’s a physical boy, similar to Jason Scotland in a way, but stronger and a bit more mobile. “Defenders will know they’ve been in a game when they’ve played against him. “He’s good in the air and since Jason left we haven’t had that focal point, someone who can hold the ball up. “It’s nice because now if we can’t play out from the back, Michel Vorm can dink it up and we can move up the pitch. The Swans play host to Manchester United for David Moyes’ first Barclays Premier League game in charge of the reigning champions. It will also mark Ivory Coast international Bony’s first appearance in the English top flight following his club-record £12million move from Vitesse Arnhem. Leon Britton has warned Rio Ferdinand and his fellow Manchester United defenders they will be left battered and bruised by Swansea powerhouse Wilfried Bony at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday evening. “Not every striker can do that.” United have not found their previous Premier League visits to Swansea to be comfortable affairs. They claimed a 1-0 win two seasons ago, with Michu earning the hosts a 1-1 draw last term. Many are expecting the Welsh club to trouble their illustrious visitors and, having beaten the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City on their own patch, Britton admits they would like to add United’s scalp. “We haven’t beaten them in the Premier League yet. We’ve had a draw and three defeats,” he said. “We’ve always competed – the games have not been 4-0 or 5-0. They’ve been tight, especially at our stadium. “That will be a target for us because we’ve beaten other top teams. “It would be nice to tick them off the list.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Compete Clean, Fair at FIBA World Cup, FG Urges D’Tigress

first_imgDalung said that the Ministry under his watch was giving equal opportunities to all sports men and women to excel at the grassroots and international stage.“We are deliberately looking toward the development of female sports and we believe that once we are able to equitably tackle the inbalance between the men’s football, women’s football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball, our women will do us proud because they have less of the controversies compared to the men,” stressed Dalung.The Minister thanked the players for their dedication and willingness to heed the clarion call to represent Nigeria in Spain.“I want to thank you sincerely for honouring the invitation to come to camp, for considering service to your country as a priority. You are a team that is very compact, driven by common interest and also determined.“I believe that the sky will be the limit of this team”, he concluded.In her response, the team’s captain, Adaora Elonu promised that D’Tigress will do their best to give a good representation of the country who will be playing at the competition as African Champions.Elonu thanked the NBBF President, Musa Kida, for ensuring the team’s early call to camp and early preparations to stand a chance of competing seriously at the World Cup.The Nigeria Basketball Federation President who was represented by the Vice President, Babatunde Ogunade thanked the Minister for his support since they were sworn in in 2017.“We cannot thank you enough for your level of support to the board. You have shown yourself to be a good and dependable father. Like Oliver Twist, we still ask for more.”At the ceremony were the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Mr Olusade Adesola, the President, Nigeria Olympic Committee Habu Gumel and other staff of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.Meanwhile, Nigeria’s senior male team, D’Tigers will start their campaign in the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers today in Lagos.The team billed to face Cote d’Ivoire in the first game of their second round qualifier scheduled for the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium in Lagos is determined to get the job done and keep to their unbeaten run as they continue their journey of picking a World Cup ticket.D’Tigers’ point guard, Ben Uzoh who has been a constant decimal in the team since 2015 remarked that “it feels good to be back in Lagos again amongst the coaches, players and the fans in their quest to continue building support at home”.He described the team as a united unit focused on bringing glory to Nigeria. “We are brothers. Behind the scene we are always in group chats.“We keep in touch, we joke, we bounce a lot of ideas off each other behind the scene.”Although he is not giving anything to chance regarding their opposition, Uzoh said D’Tigers will continue to work hard in ensuring they maintain their unbeaten run.“Obviously, those teams have been working hard and preparing to put their best foot forward just as much as we are, but I am just excited to be amongst such great talents again. It’s going to be fun because we look forward to the competition.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Men’s team, D’Tigers, take on Cote d’Ivoire friday in LagosNigeria’s D’Tigress have been urged to compete clean and fair when hostilities begin at the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Tenerife, Spain.Speaking at the send forth ceremony held for the glory seeking Nigerian girls on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja thursday, Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, told D’Tigress that they have the backing of the whole country as they embark on the journey to Spain.“It is the belief of this government that for every competition, you should compete clean and fair. The country is standing solidly behind you. We are looking out for you with hope that with hardwork, you can bring the trophy home.”last_img read more

Safeway Open 2019: Cameron Champ takes 3-shot lead as Bryson DeChambeau struggles

first_imgCameron Champ earned a commanding three-stroke lead after the third round of the Safeway Open.American Champ carded a 5-under 67 in the penultimate round at Silverado Country Club on Saturday. Winner of last year’s Sanderson Farms Championship, Champ — seeking his second PGA Tour title — was flawless as he holed five birdies in Napa, California.Champ improved to 14 under through 54 holes, ahead of last week’s Sanderson Farms Championship winner Sebastian Munoz (67), Adam Hadwin (67) and Nick Taylor (70).Yardage of every tee shot from @Cameron__Champ on Saturday:349314280323315237338286323343232372251334 pic.twitter.com/OcgJ9gIVVY— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 29, 2019Justin Thomas — winner of the 2017 FedEx Cup and US PGA Championship — is a stroke further back following his 1-under 71.Thomas was among five players tied for third heading into Day 3, however, the American star was unable to maintain that charge. A second 71 saw Thomas fall into a tie for fifth alongside Chez Reavie (69), Collin Morikawa (70) and Nick Watney (72), who was two shots off the pace at the start of the round.From distance. @JustinThomas34 is just two back @SafewayOpen.#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/5ddg6Bk39f— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 28, 2019Overnight leader Bryson DeChambeau endured a forgettable round as he slid down the leaderboard following a 4-over 76.A five-time winner on the PGA Tour, DeChambeau held a two-stroke lead when he teed off but the American had a double bogey and two bogeys to be six shots adrift.last_img read more

What’s going on with Quinton Flowers and the Tampa Bay Vipers?

first_img https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/9f/1/quinton-flowers-game-log_hq234uir4neg1j7bhuwm0w43f.png?t=-2096206856&w=500&quality=80 Flowers’ absence is interesting, especially considering Bond’s report from earlier in the day.But what really makes it seem like this a frustration-related issue is Vipers teammate Aaron Murray’s comments on Flowers. Murray spoke after Trestman and seemed to allude to Flowers leaving the team.Murray said the #Vipers team wants Quinton around. “You need that,” he said. They miss him in the locker room and in team meetings but thinks all arms would be open if/when Q decides to come back.— Mari Faiello (@faiello_mari) February 26, 2020If Flowers is still absent from the team come Sunday, then things will get interesting. As for what Tampa Bay plans to do at quarterback, Cornelius will start in Week 4. Even with Murray fully healthy — he was the team’s Week 1 starter — the team feels more confident in Cornelius leading the offense. “It’s very tough (sitting on the sidelines) just knowing that you’re kind of getting limited to a lot of things,” Flowers said in his Week 3 postgame news conference.MORE: XFL Week 4 odds, picks, predictionsIn the first half of Week 3’s game against Houston, Flowers went 4 of 6 through the air for 51 yards and ran six times for 29 yards and a touchdown. He didn’t play a single snap in the second half, and head coach Marc Trestman was criticized for his decision after the game. He didn’t offer much of an explanation when asked to explain his decision:“It’s something everybody is going to ask,” Trestman said after the game. “We decided to stick with the plan and keep Taylor (Cornelius) in there, and certainly, as we look back, that’s part of getting to work through this process. We will look back. You have to stand behind what you call and the plays that you run.”Flowers was absent from practice on Wednesday leading up to the Vipers’ Week 4 game against the Defenders (7 p.m. ET). Nathan Bond, a reporter covering USF football (where Flowers played college football), tweeted on Wednesday that “There’s no need to ‘stick it out’ if you’ve been shown time and time again that management will not handle things properly. No one deserves that.” He followed that tweet up by saying Flowers has “left the team.”In addition to Bond, 24/7’s Will Turner also reported Flowers left the team, but added a few more details.”I checked with a source close to the team and it is believed that the Miami native left the team Monday, a mere two days after Tampa Bay’s seven-point loss to Houston on Saturday,” Turner writes. “The cause for his absence is unknown at this time.”Trestman addressed the media later in the day saying that although Flowers is technically still on the roster, he has stepped away from the team for “personal reasons.”Trestman tried to be transparent about Flowers’ absence. But skit offer many details other than saying he is currently away from team for personal reasons. Did not say team will prepare for being without him Sunday. He is day to day— Eduardo A. Encina (@EddieInTheYard) February 26, 2020Marc Trestman on Flowers: “He is day to day and I hope he will resolve the issues that will allow him to come back”— Gabrielle Shirley (@WFLAGabrielle) February 26, 2020MORE: Week 4 XFL Power Rankingscenter_img Quinton Flowers is a unique player in the XFL.He’s listed as a QB/RB on the Vipers’ official depth chart, but has played sparingly throughout Tampa Bay’s first three games. His use — or lack thereof — has upset many Vipers fans, as well as some NFL analysts, who believe he deserves to be on the field more often. Flowers himself has appeared somewhat frustrated, saying he can’t quite get into a rhythm while he’s constantly being pulled out of games.last_img read more