Look to the future to unite the country

first_imgThis is a great country, and its greatness is greatly increased when we are one.The past is history and there’s nothing that we can do about it. Today, we should maximize that which unites us and minimize that which divides us.We cannot change history, but the future is in our hands.George SummersellSaratoga SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Schenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img

Rob Holding confident over Arsenal’s top-four chances – but admits he’d prefer to win Europa League

first_img Comment Advertisement Advertisement Rob Holding confident over Arsenal’s top-four chances – but admits he’d prefer to win Europa League Arsenal were defeated at Sheffield United on Monday evening (Picture: Getty)‘Top four is more than within our capability,’ the central defender said ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Vitoria.‘I want to win the Europa League first and foremost. We got to the final last year but I was injured and I didn’t get to play in it.‘Top four and a Europa League trophy would be a brilliant way to end it.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHolding brushed off the recent criticism aimed at Arsenal by Patrice Evra who labelled them ‘babies’ in the wake of their defeat at Bramall Lane.‘What he says doesn’t affect me personally. I know what I am and how I like to play,’ the centre-back said.‘He’s got his opinion. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.‘Just as a group of players we knew it would be a fight.‘We made sure everyone knows that in the changing room. We know how they’re going to play.’MORE: Mike Phelan explains key reason Man Utd’s form has dipped under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Rob Holding has made two first-team appearances for Arsenal since returning from a serious knee injury (Picture: Getty)Rob Holding insists Arsenal are ‘more than capable’ of finishing in the top four, but admits he would rather win the Europa League if he had to choose between the two this season.The Gunners have a 100 per cent record in Europe this term after comfortable victories over Eintracht Frankfurt and Standard Liege and will look to tighten their grip on Group F when they face Portuguese outfit Vitoria on Thursday evening.Arsenal’s Premier League campaign has not been quite so convincing, though, with Unai Emery’s side sitting fifth in the table after four wins from their opening nine matches.AdvertisementAdvertisementAnd while Arsenal fluffed their chance to go third in the table as they fell to a dismal 1-0 defeat at Sheffield United on Monday night, Holding remains upbeat about their top-four chances.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 23 Oct 2019 3:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShareslast_img read more

Frank Lampard responds to claims Willian feels disappointed over Chelsea contract saga

first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 7 Aug 2020 7:38 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 Lampard would wish Willian well if he moves on (Picture: Getty Images)Frank Lampard has defended Chelsea’s handling of Willian’s contract situation amid claims the winger is ‘upset’ about how his time at the club is coming to an end.After seven years at Stamford Bridge, the Brazilian looks set to move on with his current deal due to expire after the Blues’ Champions League campaign.The west London club are believed to have snubbed Willian’s demands of a new three-year contract, while Arsenal are willing to meet his requirements.Reports claim that the player is ‘upset and offended’ as he believes that there was little desire on Chelsea’s side to keep him.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHowever, Lampard backed the club’s stance and admitted he doesn’t think Willian would feel that way about the situation.‘I read a headline that mentioned disappointment, it doesn’t matter,’ the English boss said. Lampard backed the club over the Willian situation (Picture: Getty Images)‘In terms of being disappointed, certainly as a club we’ve done everything we can to explain to Willian.‘Our relationship is really close and I would have no feeling of disappointment if he does move on. He’s a fantastic man and a fantastic player.‘I think he will feel like that about Chelsea, I’ll leave him to say his own words. I don’t want anyone to try and find a negative attitude because the club have acted very well in this as well.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalInjury has seen Willian left out of Chelsea’s squad to play Bayern Munich in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Saturday, where will they have to overturn a 3-0 deficit.Lampard insisted that the Brazilian international would’ve featured in the game if he could and although not offering an update on his future, maintained that he would have his well wishes were he to move on.‘Willian remains our player at the moment, he is injured,’ Lampard added. ‘He’d have given everything to play. He’s carried this injury.‘I don’t know the answer if he moves on I personally would wish him well, that’s kind of where we’re at now.’MORE: Chelsea to fund move for Declan Rice by selling JorginhoMORE: Rennes make contact with Chelsea over Fikayo Tomori dealFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Advertisement Frank Lampard responds to claims Willian feels disappointed over Chelsea contract saga Advertisementlast_img read more

Ex-coal power plant site starts showing offshore wind contours

first_img“Of particular interest to the offshore wind sector are Brayton Point’s now proven abilities to conduct efficient heavy lift port operations and receive deep-draft ocean-going vessels at the site’s newly redeveloped marine commerce terminal,” CDC states. In May 2019, Anbaric entered into an agreement with CDC to establish a 1,200 MW high voltage direct current converter and 400 MW battery storage at Brayton Point. “We have seen significant interest from prospective tenants wishing to use the port for offshore wind operations. These discussions take time as the investments are sizable,” said Stephen Collins, Executive Vice President at CDC. According to CDC, Brayton Point Commerce Center has already received a total of nine vessel calls so far, including offshore wind research vessels, yacht transporters, bulk carriers and tug and barge units. “Grading activities will commence this spring to prepare laydown and manufacturing areas for future tenants. The grading plan is designed in accordance with the offshore wind industry requirements for a marshalling port and manufacturing of offshore wind components,” Becker said. The works at the site started some 18 months ago, following the acquisition of the former coal power plant site by Commercial Development Company (CDC), a real estate acquisition and development company, in early 2018. Source: CDC CDC states that it has been engaged in extensive discussions with major offshore wind industry companies. The following month, CDC and Patriot Stevedoring + Logistics signed a port operations agreement, under which Patriot, a joint venture of Carver Stevedoring Services and Pangaea Logistics Solutions, would manage operations of the marine commerce terminal and work to create a regional logistics port with global distribution capabilities. Demolition works at the site of the former Brayton Point coal-fired power plant in Massachusetts, U.S., are nearing completion, with grading activities scheduled to start soon. The works are part of an overhaul of the site that will turn it into an offshore wind hub. “Our crews have safely deconstructed and removed 1.5 million square feet of former power plant infrastructure. We now have a blank canvas to create a platform for new development as the site matures into Brayton Point Commerce Center,” said Russ Becker, President of EnviroAnalytics Group, a North American environmental remediation company. last_img read more

“One of the most visible cases of science denial I’ve seen in decades” – Harvard Professor

first_imgMedia Release SayNopeToDope NZ 18 September 2020A professor of psychobiology at Harvard Medical School says that the cannabis legalisation debate is based on one of the most visible cases of science denial she has seen in decades.Bertha Madras PhD is a Professor of Psychobiology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; a psychobiologist at the Substance Use Disorders Division, Division of Basic Neuroscience; and Director of the Laboratory of Addiction Neurobiology, McLean Hospital in Massachusetts.In public policy, Dr. Madras served as Deputy Director for Demand Reduction in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, a Presidential appointment confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate. She is also a recipient of an NIH MERIT award, NIDA Public Service Award, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry Founders’ Award, and others.In this interview with SayNopeToDope’s Aaron Ironside, she explains in simple language:* what is psychosis, and what about marijuana & psychosis?* the endocannabinoid system and its role* are older users also at risk for addiction, psychosis and cognitive impairment?* is cannabis less harmful than alcohol?* how dangerous and how potent are edibles? And how significant is potency in general?* what are the concerns about legalisation and the future?* when will the negative effects of legalisation be fully realised?Professor Madras says “It took 100 years of data to really show unequivocally that tobacco caused a series of significant health effects, including lung cancer, cardiovascular disease etc. What we’re doing now is engaging in another human experiment without informed consent, because the advocates are not only not informing the public – in many ways, they’re trying to bury it.”She concludes: “This is one of the most visible cases of science denial I’ve seen in decades.”WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW –last_img read more

Fall sports practices begin in Hancock County

first_imgELLSWORTH — Fall sports practices began Monday morning as high schools in Hancock County and the rest of Maine were eligible to begin their preparations for the upcoming season.In Ellsworth, Mount Desert Island and Bucksport, football players began with the morning sessions of their two-a-day practices. Teams from George Stevens Academy, Sumner and Deer Isle-Stonington began later in the day.Teams are eligible to hold their first official games and meets Aug. 31 with the exception of golf, which can do so one week earlier. Teams can hold their first exhibition matches tomorrow, Aug. 17.Full schedules for the upcoming season can be found on the Maine Principals’ Association website and in the Sept. 13 edition of The Ellsworth American.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Everton Appoint Ancelotti Manager

first_imgEverton announced Ancelotti’s arrival yesterday before the home Premier League game against Arsenal, who appointed former Gunners and Toffees midfielder Mikel Arteta as their head coach on Friday.Ancelotti was at Goodison Park for the Arsenal match and will officially take over today. The 60-year-old’s first match in charge will be the home game against Burnley on December 26.“This is a great club with a rich history and a very passionate fanbase,” added former AC Milan, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Paris St-Germain boss Ancelotti.“There is a clear vision from the owner and the board to deliver trophies. That is something that appeals to me as a manager.“I am thrilled at the prospect of being able to work with everybody at the club to help make that vision a reality.”Ancelotti has won 15 major trophies during his career and is one of only three managers to win three European Cups/Champions Leagues – along with Liverpool legend Bob Paisley and Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane.He has won two Champions Leagues with AC Milan and one with Real Madrid, as well as domestic titles with Milan in his homeland, Chelsea in England, Paris St-Germain in France and also in Germany with Bayern Munich.He guided Chelsea to the Premier League and FA Cup double during his first season in charge in 2009-10 but was dismissed after failing to win a trophy in the following campaign.RESULTS & FIXTURESEverton 0 – 0 ArsenalBournemouth 0 – 1 BurnleyAston Villa 1 – 3 SouthamptonBrighton 0 – 1 Sheffield UnitedNewcastle 1 – 0 Crystal PalaceNorwich 1 – 2 WolvesMan City 3 – 1 Leicester CityMallorca 0 – 2 SevillaBarcelona 4 – 1 AlavesVillarreal 1 – 0 GetafeInter 4 – 0 GenoaWatford v Man United 3pmTottenham v Chelsea 5:30pmReal Madrid v Bilbao 9pmAtalanta v Milan 12:30pmShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Ancelotti (right) with Everton chairman Bill Kenwright during Evertons home game with Arsenal saturday Everton have appointed Carlo Ancelotti as their manager on a four-and-a-half-year contract. The Italian, who was sacked by Napoli earlier this month, succeeds Marco Silva, who was dismissed by the Goodison Park club on December 6.Ancelotti, a three-time Champions League-winning coach, returns to English football eight and a half years after he was sacked by Chelsea.Duncan Ferguson, Everton’s caretaker manager during their search for Silva’s successor, will remain at the club as part of Ancelotti’s backroom team.last_img read more

Wheatley, Adkins rumored to be latest Syracuse coaching defections; Moore staying put

first_imgSyracuse has already lost Doug Marrone. It lost Nathaniel Hackett just a few days later – he’s following Marrone to the Buffalo Bills. Tyrone Wheatley could be the next one to go.The Post-Standard’s Brent Axe reported Monday that several sources have told him the Orange’s running backs coach will be following Marrone and Hackett to Orchard Park, N.Y., to serve in the same capacity for the Bills.Wheatley’s running backs were key during SU’s second half turnaround this season. Jerome Smith finished the year with 1,171 yards and Prince-Tyson Gulley tallied 617, including 213 in Syracuse’s 38-14 Pinstripe Bowl victory over West Virginia.Offensive line coach Greg Adkins could also be departing to Virginia Tech, the Richmond Times Dispatch’s Mike Barber reported. Adkins spent much of the ’00s at Tennessee and has deep ties to territories typically recruited Southeastern Conference schools. VT may not be an SEC school, but it recruits at the same level, and in the same areas, as SEC schools do.Wide receivers coach Rob Moore, though, is sticking around at SU, Dan Tortora of CuseNation.com reported. The Syracuse alum has coached the Orange’s wideouts since 2010. During that span SU has boasted a prolific passing offense in part because of quarterback Ryan Nassib, but also because of a talented group of wide receivers that includes Marcus Sales, Van Chew, Jarrod West and Alec Lemon, who set the Orange’s single-season receiving yards record last season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on January 14, 2013 at 7:49 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Related Stories Syracuse offensive coordinator Hackett to join Marrone with Buffalo Bills, multiple reports stateBuffalo Bills introduce Doug Marrone as head coach; Daryl Gross, Nancy Cantor release statements’To My Players’: Full text of Marrone’s email to SU players’Sad day in Orange land.’: Current, former players react to Marrone’s departure as Syracuse head coachcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Hoteliers prepare for Caribbean travel marketplace

first_imgThe Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is encouraged by the “strong” demand for registration at this month’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace to be held in Puerto Rico. The event is being held less than six months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria ploughed through the Lesser Antilles dealing a severe blow to the region’s tourism sector.Encouraging responseThe CHTA indicated following a meeting in Puerto Rico last week, that demand among travel industry stakeholders to do business in the region was encouraging, given the continued interest and registration response for the annual event.CHTA director general Frank Comito said plans for Marketplace 2018, to be held from January 30 to February 1, were now in the advanced stages.  The association is on track to eclipse the 1,000-delegate mark before the start of the event.“This speaks not only to the resilience of the Caribbean’s bread and butter tourism industry but also to the fortitude of the Caribbean’s people,” said Comito.Puerto Rico on the aboundHe said Puerto Rico is on the rebound and “more than ready to host this year’s edition of Caribbean Travel Marketplace.It is remarkable what the good people at the Puerto Rico Convention Center District Authority, the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, Meet Puerto Rico, and the Puerto Rico Hotel and Tourism Association have been able to accomplish as they prepare to welcome this marquee event to their island,” he said.The CHTA said an estimated 500 supplier delegates from more than 200 companies across 30 countries will join another 100-plus media representatives at this year’s event. More than 200 delegates from close to 100 buyer companies, 19 of which are new to the conference have so far registered.  Buyer companies are expected from Argentina, the Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States and Uruguay.“And there’s still more than a week to register,” said Comito.last_img read more

Top 50 most powerful in L.A. sports: Lakers’ Jeanie Buss determined to continue her father’s legacy

first_img“He worked very hard in a position so that our family could keep this team forever,” Jeanie Buss said of her father. “We’re committed to doing that.” Since her father’s passing, Jeanie Buss has overseen the Lakers as both the team’s president and governor during NBA Board of Governor meetings. Upon Jim Buss reportedly telling Jeanie he would step down if the Lakers do not reach the Western Conference Finals within three years, Jeanie Buss said she will make changes if the Lakers do not achieve that goal. Yet, Jeanie Buss also said she has tried to emulate Jerry Buss’ style, which entailed giving the team’s basketball operations monetary support without micromanaging.“My responsibility here is to give all the tools to our basketball front office that they need to accomplish the job,” Jeanie Buss said. “That is to build us a winning team. Whatever they need, all they have to do is ask me.” All of which Jeanie Buss believes she can fulfill after working for the NBA’s most accomplished owner. “My dad wouldn’t have put me in a position where I couldn’t succeed,” Jeanie Buss said. “But I had to prove myself. That made me tougher.”L.A. Sports Top 50: Dramatic change in Los Angeles sports power structureThat all started when Jeanie Buss was 19 years old and her father asked her to become the general manager of the World Team Tennis’ Los Angeles Strings. Jeanie Buss initially thought that meant she could drop out of USC, but her father said her hiring hinged on staying in school. In 1993, she then parlayed that gig into becoming the owner of the L.A. Blades roller hockey team. Prior to her father’s passing, Jeanie Buss spent 14 seasons as the Lakers’ executive vice president of business operations.Along the way, Jeanie Buss learned valuable lessons that included event planning, finding new revenue streams and thriving in a male-dominated industry. She took notes from her dad, who was the architect of the Showtime Lakers. He built that team with star power, and added the Laker Girls, live music and soon celebrities were sitting courtside. In 1985, Jerry Buss also launched Prime Ticket, a regional sports network available on basic cable that carried all of the Lakers’ home games. Jeanie Buss played a key role three years ago in the Lakers launching Time Warner Cable SportsNet, which carries both games and around-the-clock programming. As the Lakers work to restore the franchise to where it once was, Jeanie Buss has a long to-do list. In the upcoming season, the Lakers will host training camp in Hawaii for the first time since 2007, an idea Jerry Buss started in 1988. Jeanie Buss also plans to hold tributes for Kobe Bryant at home games next season in honor of his 20th year. “My dad was one of a kind and a visionary,” Jeanie Buss said. “I want to make sure I continue to protect that legacy and move in a direction that would be what he would want.” Lakers president Jeanie Buss remains worried that Los Angeles’ most successful sports franchise seems far removed from when she can add another NBA championship trophy on her office shelf. The reasons go beyond any debilitating loss. Or when fans vent their frustrations to her as she watches from her front-row seat at Staples Center.• L.A. Sports Top 50: IntroductionBuss also feels the pressure from up above. She has sensed her father, the late Lakers owner Jerry Buss, would “feel really down ” over the team’s 21-61 mark in the 2014-15 season, its worst record in the franchise’s 67-year-old history. That starkly contrasted from when he oversaw the Lakers morphing into a global brand as they won 10 of their 16 NBA titles. “My dad did not tolerate losing very well,” Jeanie Buss recalled in an interview with Los Angeles News Group. “He would be anxious to make moves to get us back into contention.” After purchasing the Lakers, the Forum, the NHL’s Kings and real estate for a combined $69.5 million in 1979, Jerry Buss made plenty of moves that brightened the purple and gold glitter. But with Jerry Buss’ passing in February 2013, the Lakers no longer can lean on his comforting presence. But as one of the Los Angeles News Group’s 50 Most Powerful in L.A. sports, Jeanie Buss stressed she will maintain her father’s legacy.• Photos: See full list of the Top 50 Most Powerful in L.A. SportsBefore his passing, Jerry Buss left his six children, including Jeanie, Jim, Johnny, Janie, Joey and Jesse, in charge of a family trust that holds a 66 percent ownership stake of the Lakers. Jeanie Buss reiterated no scenarios exist that would prompt the family to sell the franchise, which Forbes recently valued at $2.6 billion. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more