Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, April 9

first_imgI believe that it’s myopic and naïve for anyone to expect one person to bring positive change if the members of the different departments are not working together. That’s not to say that some weren’t.It’s important that city officials (including Schenectady City Council members) work together in coalition with the Public Safety commissioner in dealing with disgruntled employees, unions, corporate council, department heads, etc., in order for the city to move in a positive direction.Thank you, Mr. Eidens, for your service to Schenectady and its resident. I wish you all of the best in your future endeavors.Flora L. RamonowskiSchenectady Case for collusion? Connect the dotsIt’s hard for me to see any United States ties to Russia except for the Roger Stone things, and the Manafort, Cohen and the Flynn things, and the Maria Butina/NRA thing, and the Tillerson thing, and the Sessions thing, and the Kushner thing, and the Carter Page thing, and the Felix Sater thing, and the Sergey Gorkov banker thing, and the Azerbaijan thing, and the Sergey Kislyak thing, and the hack of the DNC thing, and the Guccifer 2.0 thing, and Trump’s request to Russia to hack Hillary’s email thing, and the Trump house sale at $100 million Russian fertilizer king thing, and the Wilbur Ross with his Cyprus bank thing, and Trump not releasing his tax returns thing, and the election hacking thing, and the GOP platform change to the Ukraine thing, and the Steele Dossier thing, and the Sally Yates firing thing, and Trump warning the Russians before the bombing thing, and Flynn’s Turkish lobbying paid for the Russians thing, and the Trump asking Comey for a “loyalty oath” thing, and the Trump firing Comey thing, and the finding out that Trump actually tried to fire Robert Mueller in June 2017 thing, and the lying to the American public during the campaign about having no business in Russia thing and the Ivanka super-duper Moscow hotel spa thing.So there’s probably nothing.  It’s coincidental, and those dots don’t make the picture that you are seeing.Glenn GraySchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionEidens’ resignation came as no surpriseI’m not surprised to read about the resignation of Public Safety Commissioner Michael C. Eidens.I don’t know why Mr. Eidens made this decision. However, when he was first hired, I was concerned that he would burn out with all of the responsibilities expected of him.Not only was Mr. Eidens expected to oversee the Schenectady police and fire departments (and their unions), but also code enforcement and possibly some additional responsibilities.I also felt that the $130,000 salary should have been higher due to Mr.  Eidens’ oversight of such important city departments. Maybe if Mr. Eidens had a magic wand?Knowing Mr. Eidens personally by working with him via the League of Women Voters’ justice committee on alternate courts, I found him to be of the highest character, working for positive change for Schenectady residents.last_img read more

Mapeley brings in Morgan Stanley to beef up PFI team

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Samsung Heavy Wins Another LNG Carrier Order

first_imgWith the latest order, Samsung Heavy has won deals valued at USD 1.3 billion so far in 2019, including seven LNG carriers. South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries has signed a deal for the construction of one more liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier.According to the company’s stock exchange filing, the new order has a value of KRW 215.4 billion (USD 190.6 million).The contract comes from an undisclosed Asian shipowner and would see the shipbuilder construct and delivery the unit by the end of March 2022. World Maritime News Staffcenter_img Samsung Heavy earlier informed that its 2019 orderbook tagret was set at USD 7.8 billion, up 24 percent over last year’s orders amid a strong appetite in the newbuilding market all over the world, particularly for LNG ships and containerships.last_img read more

Real Madrid: James Rodriguez wants to join Everton this summer

first_img Loading… It is claimed that the Premier League is now the only possible destination for the Colombian international due to the coronavirus pandemic disrupting the economic situation across Europe. Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human Being7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Biggest Cities In The World So FarWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared Arsenal, Everton and Wolves all want to land out-of-favour Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez this summer, say Marca.Advertisement The report claims that Everton are the option that appeal to James the most with boss Carlo Ancelotti – who managed him at both Real Madrid and Bayern Munich – said to be a big factor.A report in to El Desmarque said Wolves are hoping to use their connections with super-agent Jorge Mendes, who is the representative of the Colombian international.Mendes is said to be hopeful of reducing Madrid’s asking price of €80m for the out-of-favour player and the growing financial clout of Wolves is making a move possible.Arsenal are also said to be interested in a deal and their hand could be strengthened by their negotiations for Dani Ceballos last year, with relations between the clubs said to be strong.James has started just four La Liga games for the club this season and has not featured in a single minute of league action since October’s 1-0 loss at Real Mallorca.Read Also: West Ham target Barcelona forward Martin BraithwaiteThe former Porto playmaker returned to Los Blancos last summer following a two-year loan deal at Bayern, with Atletico de Madrid and Napoli also said to be among the clubs keen on a move.James netted 15 goals and provided 20 assists in 67 games for the Bavarian club between 2017 and 2019.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Highlights of the 2018 Indiana General Assembly

first_imgIndianapolis, in. — Here are some highlights of laws passed during the 2018 Indiana General Assembly that will take effect on July 1, 2018.Savannah’s LawSavannah’s Law will allow residents to take their cars to local fire departments for carbon monoxide testing. The law was written following the 2015 death of Savannah Bettis. She was killed in a car crash that was the result of carbon monoxide poisoning.Senate Enrolled Act 233This measure created a “Foster Parent Bill of Rights.” The law gives foster parents a strong voice when dealing with Indiana Department of Children’s Services and creates a panel of caregivers, foster parents and child-placing agencies to clearly define the rights and responsibilities of foster parents.House Enrolled Act 1002 House Enrolled Act 1002 is an attempt to align career and technical education programs to fill high-demand, high-wage jobs. The law also creates a grant program for working adults to continue their education.Senate Bill 24 Allows students to possess and use a topical, non-aerosol sunscreen product while on school property or at a school sponsored event or activity without being required to: (1) have a physician’s note or prescription; or (2) store the topical, non-aerosol sunscreen product in a specific location; if the product is regulated by the United States Food and Drug Administration for over-the-counter use for the purpose of limiting ultraviolet light-induced skin damage. It also allows school personnel to assist a student in applying the sunscreen if the school has written permission from the student’s parent.House Bill 1116 Allows a dental hygienist to practice dental hygiene in a location, and without supervision under an access practice agreement with an access practice dentist. Services are provided under an access practice agreement, the access practice dentist will be available to provide emergency communication and consultation with the dental hygienist. The hygenist who provides services under an access practice agreement is required to maintain malpractice liability insurance.Senate Bill 158 Prohibits the act of performing or offering to perform scleral tattooing (Eye Tattoos), but provides an exception for the act of a licensed health care professional when the act is performed in the scope of the health care professional’s practice.Purple Paint LawBeginning July 1, 2018 if you see purple paint on a fence post or tree it means DO NOT ENTER!Here are the particulars about House Bill 1233:If purple paint is on a tree, it must be a vertical line of at least eight inches long with the bottom of the mark at least three feet, but not more than five feet from the ground. The mark shall not be more than 100 feet from the nearest other marked tree.If the mark is a post it must cover the top two inches of the post, with the bottom of the mark at least three feet but not more than five feet, six inches from the ground. The marked post must not be more than 36 feet from the nearest other marked post.The Purple Paint Law also protects property owners near public access trails.House Enrolled Act 1007This law expands the number opioid addiction treatment centers to 27, and insures Hoosiers are within a one hour drive for treatment.Senate Bill 262 Requires the bureau of motor vehicles to issue a handicapped permanent parking placard to a disabled Hoosier veteran when requested.House Bill 1309Requires sexual harassment prevention instruction to be provided annually to members of the general assembly and the personnel subcommittee of the legislative council (subcommittee) must prepare and submit recommended sexual harassment prevention policies governing legislators to the legislative council. The legislative council must approve the sexual harassment policies not later than November 20, 2018.Senate Bill 327 Allows county election boards to apply for reimbursement from the Indiana Secretary of State’s office for election and polling place security.House Bill 1358 Intersection safety study. Urges the legislative council to assign to a study committee the task of studying safety at certain intersections not controlled by a traffic signal and drainage along rural roads.Senate Bill 44Provides that expenditures for contraband detection equipment are permissible expenditures of money in a patients’ recreation fund, students’ recreation fund, or inmates’ recreation fund maintained by a psychiatric, benevolent, penal, or correctional institution.Senate Bill 178 Sand taken from the bed or from under the bed of Lake Michigan pursuant to a permit from the department of natural resources (DNR) may only be deposited on the beach of Lake Michigan and may not be removed to any other place or used for any other purpose.Senate Bill 236 Designates Pyractomena angulata, also known as “Say’s Firefly”, as the official state insect of Indiana.Senate Bill 301 Allows expanded criminal history checks instead of certain background checks and criminal history checks for home health care workers. Prohibits an expanded criminal history check to include certain criminal history information. Provides that an expanded criminal history check satisfies the division of aging’s criminal history requirements.last_img read more

Hudson wins career first IMCA Modified feature at Shawano

first_imgBy Scott Owen SHAWANO, Wis. (May 24) – Cody Hudson won his first career IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature while Kyle Frederick remained unbeaten in IMCA Sunoco Stock Car action Friday at Shawano Speedway. The rookie Hudson, last season’s Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod track champion at Shawano, started outside the first row in the feature and never looked back. He led all 20 laps en route to the victory. The best action of the race was behind the leader. John Berna held off Marcus Yarie to come home in second, while Jamie Schmidt, Johnny Whitman, and Jerry Wilinski had a spirited battle for positions fourth through sixth. Ray DePew drove like a man possessed during the opening laps of the Stock Car main. DePew took the lead on lap one using the high groove to his advantage while Vern Stedjee and BJ Giese applied early pressure. John Heinz passed Giese to move into second then caught DePew for the lead on lap six. DePew passed Heinz back on lap eight to put his machine out in front again. Exiting turn two on the following lap Heinz moved to the inside of DePew. The two cars made contact as they raced down the back stretch. Giese capitalized on the contact out front to grab the lead. On lap ten, with Giese leading, Frederick moved to the second spot. Giese continued to run the high line through the turns to stay out in front of the race. rederick stayed right with Giese. On lap 19, Frederick made the pass on Giese to take over the lead. Frederick scored the victory, his third in a row to open the season and Giese finished a strong second. Mike Schmidt took third after DePew spun on the final lap.The Northern SportMod feature saw Jordan Barkholtz grab the lead on the opening lap. Jason Jach, Lucas Lamberies, Tracy Wassenberg and Joey Taycher quickly joined Barkholtz in a five-car breakaway. Taycher, Barkholtz and Jach went three-wide for the lead on lap eight with Taycher using the outside pass near the wall to take the lead in the race.Barkholtz continued to run in second. A caution after a wild spin by Kevin Bethke on the front stretch slowed the race on lap 10. Wassenberg also pulled off the track during the caution due to mechanical woes. As the race resumed Taycher continued to lead with Lucas Lamberies in second. Taycher went on to score his first win of the year followed by Lamberies, Jach, and a strong fourth place finish by Brandon Nygaard. Racing will continue next Saturday night with a 6:30 p.m. start time. Spectator Eliminators will be back in action. More information is available online at www.shawanospeedway.netlast_img read more

Thrasher wins again at Southern Iowa Speedway

first_imgBy Jeremy FoxOSKALOOSA, Iowa (April 15) – Mother Nature ruled last week, but Frostbuster winner Danny Thrasher picked up right where he left off two weeks ago at Southern Iowa Speedway.Thrasher led the distance and held off several challenges from Jamie Songer to take the Pepsi Cola IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock win Wednesday evening. Bill Bonnett got by Songer for second coming to the checkers.Jacob Murray scored the Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds victory despite the best efforts of hard-charging Carter VanDenBerg and Jimmy Gustin.Zack Vanderbeek worked his way from seventh starting to second and finally made the pass of Damon Murty for the Budweiser IMCA Stock Car lead on lap eight.Vanderbeek held on to win despite a restart with four circuits to go. Cayden Carter got by Damon Murty on lap 15 to take second.Fifth starting Curtis VanDerWal took the lead at the start and pulled away from the pack in topping the KBOE Radio Northern SportMod main event.Brett Lowry ran second the entire distance. Brayton Carter was third.Trent Orwig made what proved to be the right move on lap 10 to take the Mach-1 Sport Compact win. Bill Whalen Jr. settled for second and Matt Moore completed the top three.Next Wednesday will be the draw/redraw Southern Iowa Chassis Hobby Stock Special. Hobby Stocks will race for $500 to win.last_img read more

Stien sprints to Arlington checkers

first_imgARLINGTON, Minn. (June 18) – Michael Stien was the second and final leader in Saturday’s 95.7 the Rock IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature.Justin Allen was the early frontrunner until a yellow came out on lap five. On the restart, the sev­enth starting Stien got by for the lead. Allen stayed right on his tail throughout the race to take second and Jesse Cripe was third.A late caution gave Clint Hatlestad the chance he was waiting for as he passed Tyler Limoges on the last lap to win the MN 93 IMCA Modified main. Limoges was the runner-up while Tyler Mecl of Ari­zona took third from his 12th place start.Dan Mackenthun edged past Jeff McCollum on lap 11 to take the B & B Racing Chassis IMCA Stock Car lead with Ken Tietz alongside. In the end, Mackenthun won with Tietz taking second ahead of McCollum.The Premier Logistics IMCA Hobby Stocks saw a repeat winner as Cory Probst worked his way to the front from 10th starting. Matt Olson and Brian Loscheider rounded out the top three.Kris Zuhlsdorf started 11th and prevailed in the caution-marred Unhinged Pizza IMCA Northern SportMod feature. Tim Bergerson was second and third was Tony Rialson.The Coors Light IMCA Sport Compacts saw a repeat feature winner in Kyren Porter. She ran se­cond for the duration of the laps and was promoted to first when the apparent winner was disquali­fied in post-race tech. Taking second was Alan Lahr and third went to Scott Porter.last_img read more

Other Sports Bombay Gymkhana to host two squash tournaments this month

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Mumbai: The Bombay Gymkhana will hold two squash events at its courts in Mumbai this month.The two events- 43rd Maharashtra state men’s squash tournament and 3rd Indian classic junior open squash tournament- are being held under the aegis of Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI) and Maharashtra Squash Rackets Association.The Maharashtra squash tournament beginning August 6 will see players compete in five different categories—men’s open, men’s over 35, men’s over 45, men’s over 55 and professionals, Championship Director Sumeet Rewari told reporters.The top-seed in the men’s event is Mahesh Mangaonkar, who is the currently ranked number 3 in India. Abhishek Pradhan is the second seed.The state championship offers a total prize money of Rs 5.25 lakh with the winner in the men’s event getting richer by Rs 1.30 lakh while the runner’s up will take home Rs 75,000.Also Read | Asian Games 2018: Steeplechase runner Naveen Dagar fails dope test Rewari also said that the Gymkhana has received 513 entries for the Indian Junior Classic Squash tournament— which will have 10 different categories and will be held from August 11 to 15.The categories for the tournament are—Under 11, Under 13, Under 15, Under 17 and Under-19 (each for Boys and Girls), Rewari said, adding the total prize money for the tournament is Rs seven lakh.Seeding list: Maharashtra State: Men: 1. Mahesh Mangaonkar (MAH), 2. Abhishek Pradhan (MAH), 3. Gaurav Nandrajog (DEL), 4. Abhishek Aggarwal (MAH), 5. Ravi Dixit (HAR), 6. Sandeep Jangra (Services), 7. Ranjeet Singh (UP), 8. Jamal Sakib (UP), 9. Vijay Kumar (TN), 10. Naveen Jangra (Services).Read More | BWF World Championships 2018: Saina Nehwal bows out as Carolina Marin advances to semis  last_img read more

Other Sports Focus on Gayatri Gopichand as Jr Badminton Nationals begins on Tuesday

first_imgChennai: Over 1,000 young shuttlers of the country, including top seed Gayatri Gopichand, will vie for top honours at the All India Junior Ranking badminton tournament, which begins here on Tuesday. All eyes will be on the top seed in the Under-19 girls’ singles category Gayatri Gopichand, daughter of India chief coach Pullela Gopichand.The 16-year-old Hyderabadi, who has shown rare consistency and amazing temperament at this level, however, will have to keep a sharp eye on Chattisgarh’s Aakarshi Kashyap. Both the shuttlers are highly talented and were part of the Asian Games contingent. But the duo will be extra keen to clinch the trophy here as the tournament doubles up as a selection ticket for the Junior Asian Badminton Championship in China two months later. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Besides, Malvika Bansod and Unnati Bisht are two other shuttlers to watch out for in the girls’ singles. Top seed Priyanshu Rajawat of Madhya Pradesh will play a similar starring role in the Under-19 boys’ singles category. But Manipur’s Maisnam Meiraba will stand in Rajawat’s way.Sankar Muthusamy, a Chennai lad and a bronze medalist in last year’s ABC, will also hope to repeat or better their performance here. Sai Charan Koya, Sathish Kumar K and Aakash Yadav will also enter the fray as seeds in the boys’ singles and hope to pull off a few upsets over the next six days.A total of 32 boys and girls have been given direct entries into the main draw while eight each in the three doubles categories —  boys, girls and mixed events. Manjit Singh Khwairakpam and Dingku Singh Konthoujam are the top seeds in the boys doubles, while Treesa Jolly and Varshini VS are seeded at the top in the girls section.Navaneeth Bokka and Sahithi Bandi are the top seeds in the mixed doubles. Over 500 boys and 220 girls from different parts of the country will go through the qualifying rounds in the hope of making it to the main draw. last_img read more