Residents can’t afford cost of sewer

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion We’re in the middle of a big debate about whether there should be sewers in Ballston. Business people seem to all be in favor of a Route 50 sewer project. It would certainly open up the possibilities of development of more residential and business projects in our area. My question is why can’t the sewers be installed only along Route 50? Why do the neighboring streets have to be included? The businesses on and around Route 50 seem to be the only ones who really want the sewers, so let them pay for them. If we don’t have to carry the financial burden, we might be able to support new restaurants and cute little boutiques. I have two grandchildren to support and can’t afford the additional expenses. Not only that, but I’m quite sure our school taxes will go up, as the school district will have to pay its share. I don’t see an end to the additional expenses the sewer project will bring to our neighborhood. The tax-paying citizens of Ballston need to go out on April 18 and vote down this force-fed idea.Dianne MatarazzoBurnt HillsMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: 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: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

Ainsley Maitland-Niles set to tell Mikel Arteta he wants to leave Arsenal

first_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 14 Jul 2020 7:04 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.3kShares Advertisement Ainsley Maitland-Niles looks set to leave Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal ace Ainsley Maitland-Niles wants to leave the club this summer because he’s unhappy with being played out of position and a lack of playing time under Mikel Arteta, according to reports.The Englishman broke through at the club under Arsene Wenger and though he emerged in the academy as a midfielder, he’s mainly been used as a right-back.Unai Emery continued to use the 22-year-old at right-back but Maitland-Niles’ minutes have dried up under Arteta, who has stuck with Hector Bellerin following his return from injury.Arsenal had been keen to tie the midfielder down to a new deal but the Athletic report that Maitland-Niles wants to leave the club to progress his career.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe youngster featured in all six of Arteta’s first half a dozen games at Arsenal but he’s played in just four of their last 12, failing to start a league match since January. ADVERTISEMENT Ainsley Maitland-Niles set to tell Mikel Arteta he wants to leave Arsenal Comment Arsenal had been keen to offer the midfielder a new deal (Picture: Getty)Maitland-Niles is contracted to the club until 2023 and Arsenal wouldn’t be short on suitors should they decide to sell this summer. Arsenal have blooded the likes of Reiss Nelson, Eddie Nketiah and Bukayo Saka in the last 12 months and Maitland-Niles was very much considered part of that promising group.However, the midfielder angered Arteta by arriving late for a training session, which resulted in him losing his spot.Maitland-Niles also feels his hopes of a midfield spot are minimal given Arsenal want to sign Dani Ceballos and Thomas Partey, the Atletico Madrid midfielder, is another target.MORE: Darren Fletcher picks out Manchester United’s ‘most surprising player’ and rates club’s top-four chances Advertisementlast_img read more

Ambrose George welcomes decision by the Court of Appeal to uphold an injunction against Dave Bruney to the IPO Commission.

first_img Share 86 Views   no discussions LocalNews Ambrose George welcomes decision by the Court of Appeal to uphold an injunction against Dave Bruney to the IPO Commission. by: – August 2, 2011 Share In photo: Honourable Ambrose George.Honourable Ambrose George, the Deputy Leader of the Dominica Labour Party welcomes the recent ruling by the Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.Mr. Bruney was nominated to the Integrity in Public Office Commission after two members resigned earlier this year, a nomination which the Dominica Labour Party has challenged based on Mr. Bruney’s affiliation with the United Workers Party..The Dominica Labour Party through its Deputy Leader Honourable Ambrose George appealed his appointment claiming that because of Mr. Bruney’s bias, impartiality, and lack of standard he should be expelled from the Commission.The Honourable Minister told Dominica Vibes News in an exclusive interview that the injunction was upheld based on the presentation by his legal counsel.“The recent ruling by the Court of Appeal to uphold the injunction against Mr. Davidson Bruney so as to prevent his continued service on the Integrity in Public Office Commission which was upheld by the Court of Appeal is very welcoming I think based on the presentation of our legal counsel. He certainly put forward reasons based on the law itself; that is the Integrity in Public Office Act, as to the criteria and the Code of Ethics as far as the appointment of a member to that Commission, and what the Act actually provides in terms of the person who is to be appointed on that Commission.”Mr. George who is also the Minister responsible for Information Technology says the hearing which was done via tele-conference last week is an advancement of technology for us in Dominica.“It was my first experience to see a tele-conference hearing of the Appeal Judges at the court here in Dominica. So I think that is an advancement for us in terms of technology and using the technology which is available,” he said.Meantime Senior Counsel Anthony Astaphan says he is very happy with the ruling. “We are happy because it brings a level of vindication because you get all this vilification and political bla-bla-ing on the radio by people who don’t understand what the facts are who don’t understand what the legal issues are, and what the law is. Repeatedly the Courts tend to agree with us which is a good sign, we are happy with this ruling and we are going to wait and see what is going to happen when the matter gets to the High Court for trial.Dominica Vibes News contacted Honourable Hector John for his comment regarding the ruling of the Court of Appeal and was directed to speak to Mr. Gildon Richards who is his legal counsel in the matter. Mr. Richards is unavailable and therefore could not comment but we will persist in our efforts to contact him.  Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Watching Your Favorite Team on TV

first_imgHow do you watch your favorite team on TV?  Even though a lot of people will not admit they are superstitious when watching their sports teams on TV, most of them will follow some type of ritual.  It might be wearing a lucky sweatshirt or other piece of clothing.  Some fans will only sit in a certain chair or place on the couch when following their teams.In the case of myself, I find it very difficult to watch Purdue on TV.  It seems like every time I turn the game on they start playing bad.  This has forced me to only watch the bottom scroll on ESPN to get their scores.  I keep trying to watch, but even when they are up big as soon as I turn them on they begin to lose their lead.It is funny because I do not feel the same when I go to watch the Bulldogs play their games at Batesville High School.  There I do not want to miss a single play.  I suppose it is the years of coaching at the high school level where I had no choice but to stay and watch every minute of the action.  Good luck watching your favorite team(s).last_img read more

Bundesliga: Haaland nets first goal since restart

first_img Those 10 goals have come in 540 minutes, so the Norwegian is averaging a goal every 54 minutes! Dortmund (Germany), 16/05/2020.- Dortmund’s Erling Haaland scores the opening goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 in Dortmund. It took Erling Haaland 28 minutes to remind people of his goalscoring qualities as he gave Borussia Dortmund a 1-0 lead at home to Schalke, thus becoming the first player to score since the Bundesliga got back underway following the coronavirus-enforced stoppage of football. Loading… Interestingly, the player who provided the assist for the 19-year-old was Thorgan Hazard. Could Haaland be linking up with his older brother from next season? Read Also: Uzoho: Messi Made My Best Day In Football As he and his teammates adhered to the Bundesliga’s protocol, there was no hugging during the celebration, but Haaland was able to perform a dance with Achraf Hakimi, another potential teammate in Madrid next season. Just before the half-time break, a poor clearance by Schalke goalkeeper Markus Schuberg allowed Dortmund to regain possession in their opponents’ half and they quickly punished them, with Julian Brandt setting up Raphael Guerreiro to score past the 21-year-old. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Haaland missed his first shot but not the second, as he netted his 10th Bundesliga goal in nine matches since joining from Red Bull Salzburg in January. Promoted Content7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee7 Mysterious Discoveries From All Around The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body8 Amazing Movies You Need To Watch On Amazon Prime8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoolast_img read more

O’Connell: New guard good for squad

first_img “In the past you would have been able to pick a lot of the team. But now none of the players were able to pick the team, it was only when Joe confirmed it that we knew for sure. “And I think that’s an excellent thing for a squad, it drives standards higher and keeps a squad consistent.” On skippering the side, O’Connell added: “Being captain is enjoyable most of the time, but there’s pressure with it too. “I’ve done it plenty of times with Ireland, on and off with Munster recently and for a long time with Munster in the past. “It’s an exciting time for Irish rugby, and an exciting time to be captain too. “I don’t think it needed things freshening up at all for me. I tend not to change much whether I’m captain or not. “It is nice to be captain, Joe’s a new coach, he has a very different way of doing things and communicating with the players. “He expects very different things from the players too. “So whether we like it or not it is a new start.” O’Connell is finally injury-free after back trouble gave way to the broken arm that ended his British and Irish Lions tour, and then the calf problem that has wrecked his start to the new campaign. Saturday’s opponents Australia marvelled at O’Connell’s ability to play through the pain of that arm fracture in the first Lions Test. But the Munster stalwart has revealed he had no idea he was nursing anything so serious, hence why he completed the match in the Lions’ 23-21 victory. O’Connell continued: “It wasn’t that sore or that bad: the doctor said it was nerve damage, so you’re not going to contradict him. “I knew there wasn’t long left, my hand could still function fine so it wasn’t that sore. “I don’t think it was the Roy of the Rovers story everyone thought it was. “But it was frustrating afterwards, because when I came off my hand could still function fairly fine. “Then when I got the scan I found out I had a fracture in my arm and at the base of my hand as well it was really frustrating because you know you’re out then.” Ireland captain Paul O’Connell is refusing to bow to the changing of the guard that has crept up during his injury-ravaged two years. O’Connell last started for Ireland 18 months ago, when seven of Saturday’s match squad-mates for the autumn international against Australia had not even been capped. Undeterred by his extended absence, the 34-year-old has backed boss Schmidt to keep building Ireland’s strength in depth. The 86-cap lock said: “Recent years have forced Ireland to bring players through. “When you give guys opportunity they tend to perform. “The likes of Luke Marshall, Paddy Jackson, Ian Madigan wouldn’t have been around when I was there 18 months ago. “But they’ve come through now and are performing so well. “That youthful enthusiasm and strength in depth in training, it keeps everyone sharp. “It improves things all-round. Press Association The veteran lock admits Ireland face a new era “whether we like it or not” – but will not be overawed by the advance of the next generation. Head coach Joe Schmidt’s twin totems O’Connell and Brian O’Driscoll will start an Ireland game together for the first time since the quarter-finals of Rugby World Cup 2011 on Saturday. last_img read more

Murray faces Marchenko, Djokovic begins defence against Verdasco

first_img(REUTERS) – Andy Murray’s bid for a first Australian Open tennis title will begin on Monday with a first-round match against Illya Marchenko.The world number one faces the 93rd-ranked Ukrainian in his opener, whom he beat comfortably in the second round of the 2011 tournament, their sole Tour encounter.From there, three-time grand slam winner Murray enjoys a relatively smooth run to the quarters where fifth seed Kei Nishikori or Roger Federer may await.Meanwhile, defending champion Novak Djokovic will launch his bid for a record seventh Australian Open title with a mouth-watering first-round match against Fernando Verdasco.Spaniard Verdasco knocked out compatriot and 14-time grand slam champion Rafael Nadal in the opening round last year at Melbourne Park and had five match points against Djokovic in their recent clash at the Qatar Open.Should Djokovic advance, the world number two could face a resurgent Grigor Dimitrov in the fourth round. The Bulgarian won the Brisbane International last week and is in ominous form.Federer, seeded 17th after the longest injury lay-off of his near 20-year career, eases back in to grand slam action against a qualifier.But the Swiss master’s path to an 18th grand slam title is likely to mean passing a huge third round hurdle against Japan’s Nishikori.Three-time major winner Stan Wawrinka, the 2014 champion, faces a challenging first-round clash with Slovak Martin Klizan, with a possible fourth round against tempestuous Australian talent Nick Kyrgios.Nadal, the 2009 champion and seeded ninth this year, plays German journeyman Florian Mayer first up as he seeks to revive his career after a barren two years at the majors.A potential blockbuster quarter-final against third seed Milos Raonic looms for the 30-year-old Mallorcan, who has failed to reach the last four at a grand slam since his 2014 French Open triumph.In the women’s tournament, British world number 10 Johanna Konta faces Belgium’s Kirsten Flipkens.Elsewhere, Serena Williams has been dealt a perilous first clash against Swiss talent Belinda Bencic as the American bids for a record 23rd grand slam title in the professional era.Williams, coming back after a four-month lay-off to deal with shoulder injuries, could then face former top-10 player Lucie Safarova in the second round.last_img read more

Cricket News Four catches, two run-outs – This South Africa fielder’s exploits snap Pakistan’s T20I world record

first_imghighlights Pakistan’s run of 11 consecutive chases in T20Is ended with a loss in Cape Town.Pakistan are on the cusp of losing a T20I series after 11 series.Pakistan have lost the Test and ODI series in their current tour of South Africa. New Delhi: In most cricket matches, a Man of the Match award is given mostly for a best batting performance or a best bowling performance or for a total all-round show. However, there are few instances when a fielding performance wins the Man of the Match award. In the first Twenty20 International between South Africa and Pakistan in Cape Town on Friday, no batsmen or bowler was awarded the Man of the Match. Rather, it was the fielding efforts of David Miller, who took four catches and effected two run-outs who was named the Man of the Match as South Africa defeated Pakistan by six runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.Miller was sensational in the field and he turned the momentum in South Africa’s favour as he ran-out the in-form Babar Azam for 38 off 27 balls with a direct hit from short mid-wicket. In the outfield, Miller was sensational as he took the catches of Asif Ali (13) at deep midwicket and Imad Wasim (4) at long on. Pakistan’s batsmen tried to break free with some attacking strokes but they could not get past Miller. Mohammad Rizwan (2) was run-out thanks to Miller’s direct hit from deep midwicket and the match was sealed in South Africa’s favour when he got rid of Shoaib Malik (49) and caught Hasan Ali (11) at long on.The left-handed Miller created a new South Africa record for the most catches in a Twenty20 International. His tally of four catches made him the seventh player to achieve this feat. West Indies’ Darren Sammy, Netherlands’ Peter Borren, New Zealand’s Corey Anderson, Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Chandimal, India’s Ajinkya Rahane and Hong Kong’s Babar Hayat are the other players to have taken four catches. Sammy and Miller are the only players to have taken four catches during an opposition chase. The loss snapped Pakistan’s world record sequence of 11 consecutive Twenty20 Internationals and it continues their miserable tour of Pakistan, where they have lost both the Tests and ODIs. The next match is in Johannesburg on February 3 and a loss for Pakistan will be their first series loss in this format after 11 series, which is the most by any side.The Cape Town match witnessed a good match with Reeza Hendricks (74) and skipper Faf du Plessis (78) boosting the Proteas to 192/6. Solid knocks from Azam (39), Husain Talat (40) and Malik (49) kept Pakistan in the hunt but they kept losing wickets at regular intervals to lose the match. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Suspended Ben Duckett poured drink over James Anderson’s head

first_imgENGLAND coach Trevor Bayliss struggled to hide his anger as another night-time incident threatened to derail the Ashes tour completely.Ben Duckett, the Lions batsman, was suspended from Saturday’s tour match against a Cricket Australia XI following an incident in The Avenue Bar, Perth, on Thursday – the same venue where the bizarre Jonny Bairstow/Cameron Bancroft ‘headbutt’ incident, on October 29, took place.Duckett is thought to have poured a drink over the head of a senior England player, believed to be Jimmy Anderson, and had to explain himself to Lions coach Andy Flower, who worked with England’s senior side from 2009-13, earlier on Saturday.The players’ midnight curfew, imposed in Brisbane after the Bairstow/Bancroft incident came to light, was lifted for Thursday only. It remains to be seen whether Duckett will stay with the Lions or be sent home.Bayliss said: “I think the incident was fairly trivial but in the current climate it is not acceptable. Everyone has been warned about how small things can be blown out of proportion and the ECB have been strict to the boys with their message.“They can’t keep making the same mistakes. Most of the guys are fine. Somewhere along the line, some guys have got to pull their heads in.“Am I fed up? Very much so. I am here to coach the team and I end up spending most of my time in front of cameras trying to explain some behaviour that the boys have been warned about.”There were several members of the Test squad out with the Lions on Thursday, after the Ashes party had taken part in a team quiz at their hotel, shortly after arriving in Perth from Adelaide, where Australia won the Second Test to go 2-0 up in the series.Although the curfew was lifted, both Bayliss and captain Joe Root are thought to have warned the players to behave appropriately when out. They were accompanied by members of the ECB security team.The Bairstow/Bancroft incident, on October 29, emerged as England were losing the First Test at Brisbane. There is also an ongoing criminal investigation involving all-rounder Ben Stokes.Director of Cricket Andrew Strauss returned home after the Adelaide Test but plans to be back in Australia ahead of the Melbourne Test, which starts on Boxing Day. The ECB board are also aware of the incident and are certain to have taken a dim view of it.England sources reject the idea that there is a drinking culture within the team, but are concerned that certain individuals continually fail to heed warnings from management about potential pitfalls.last_img read more

NFL pledges $250M over 10 years to combat racism

first_img(BBC) – The NFL has pledged $250M (£198M) over a 10-year period to help combat systemic racism in the United States. The fund will “support the battle against the ongoing and historic injustices faced by African Americans”.Last week, the NFL said players should be allowed to protest during the national anthem.Kneeling for the anthem, a practice started by ex-San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick, was banned in May 2018, with the policy put on hold in July.Earlier this month, NFL players including Patrick Mahomes and Odell Beckham Jr called on the league to “condemn racism and the systemic oppression of black people”.Protests have taken place across the US and worldwide over the past three weeks following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, while being restrained by a white police officer in Minneapolis on May 25.The NFL said: “The NFL and our clubs will continue to work collaboratively with NFL players to support programmes to address criminal justice reform, police reforms, and economic and educational advancement.“In addition to the financial commitment, we will continue to leverage the NFL Network and all of our media properties to place an increased emphasis on raising awareness and promoting education of social justice issues to our fans and help foster unity.”last_img read more