first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionIn early October 2017, Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy and a couple of candidates running for City Council came to my home campaigning. In conversation, I expressed a neighborhood concern. They all agreed it needed attention. The mayor had someone take the information down and told me he would look into the matter. On Oct. 21, I decided to send the mayor a private Facebook message to see when I could expect the matter to be resolved. I received no response. On Dec. 14, I called the mayor’s office and left a voicemail message. Again no response. On Jan. 3, 2018, I left another private Facebook message and got no response.I then called what I thought was the appropriate office at City Hall to voice my concern and was told: “I’ll pass your message onto the office that handles this type of matter.” I asked to please have someone call me regarding the issue. Again, no response. I also emailed two city councilmen and received no responses. Last but certainly not least, on April 19, I sent Councilman Vince Riggi a private Facebook message. Less than an hour later, he responded by telling me he contacted the appropriate office and would follow up with me.On April 26, Councilman Riggi updated me, and days later the problem was resolved. After thanking him for not only helping me but for all he does for the city of Schenectady, his response was, “Always my pleasure to serve Joanne. If there’s anything in the future, do not hesitate to let me know.”Mr. Riggi, you are an asset to the city of Schenectady and you know the true meaning of serving the people you work for. Your efforts are appreciated.JOANNE HWASZCZSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%Schenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentsSchenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 31 Aug 2020 5:51 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link10.2kShares Berkhamp advised Van de Beek to join United (Picture: Getty)The former Arsenal forward was Ajax’s assistant manager as Van de Beek made his way through the ranks in Amsterdam and the midfielder dates the forward’s daughter, Estelle.Bergkamp is said to have advised the midfielder to move to Old Trafford and Van de Beek was minded to take his advice, given the 51-year-old struggled in Italy before shining in England with Arsenal. The former Inter Milan ace was fond of the midfielder during his time at the Johan Cruyff arena, with former manager Frank De Boer revealing just how much Bergkamp rated Van De Beek.‘Dennis started talking enthusiastically about a talent in his youth team. It was a boy who reminded Dennis of himself at that age. That was the signal for me to keep an eye on that guy. That was Donny,’ said De Boer.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 CityVan de Beek is set to become United’s first signing of the summer but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes to make at least two further additions.Jadon Sancho, the 20-year-old Dortmung winger, remains the club’s priority but negotiations are at a standstill due to United’s reluctantance to meet the Germans’ £108m asking price.Elsewhere, Solskjaer hopes to sign a centre-back to partner Harry Maguire.RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano is a leading target but a deal for Sancho is United’s current priority. MORE: Lionel Messi fails to show up for Barcelona training Advertisement Comment Donny van de Beek is set to join Manchester United (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp was instrumental in Donny van de Beek’s decision to join Manchester United over the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona.The Dutchman was absent from Netherlands training this afternoon as he undergoes a medical in Amsterdam ahead of a £40.3million move to Old Trafford.The 23-year-old had looked set to join Real Madrid before the global pandemic hit but the La Liga giants attempted to renegotiate a price for Van de Beek that reflected the financial downturn. Ronald Koeman managed Van de Beek during his time as Holland boss and he was keen to sign the midfielder after being appointed Barcelona manager a fortnight ago.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHowever, Manchester United stole a march on the La Liga giants by agreeing a fee on Saturday and Sky Sports claim Bergkamp’s role was pivotal. Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp convinced Donny van de Beek to join Manchester Unitedlast_img read more

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs Boys Varsity Soccer team defeated The South Dearborn Knights 2-1 and The JV won 4-0.Batesville vs. SDB Boys Soccer (9-1)Batesville vs. SDB Boys JV Soccer (9-1)Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Fox.last_img

first_img The newly-appointed director of football failed to make a single permanent signing during the recent transfer window, landing only QPR striker Loic Remy on a season-long loan deal. However Kinnear, who has borne the brunt of fans’ frustration at the lack of activity, insists he worked hard on a series of targets, only to see potential deals break down because of inflated fees or the demands of agents. Press Association Joe Kinnear has defended his role in Newcastle’s difficult summer recruitment mission.center_img Writing in his programme notes ahead of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Hull, he said: “It was very frustrating that we did not add at least another signing to the squad in the recent window, but it was not for lack of effort. “It was not an easy task to improve the quality of the current squad with the financial resources at our disposal, particularly in a window in which the value of players was grossly over-inflated and the demands of agents likewise. “I worked very hard on several targets and we made a number of bids for players, but for various reasons – some of which were outside the club’s control – we were unable to secure our targets. “We will continue to operate in a financially responsible manner, buying only the right players for the right prices and not paying over the odds or making costly knee-jerk decisions. “This is the reality of a well-run football club that lives within its means. When the deal is right and the player can add real quality and depth to the squad, we have the ability to spend.” last_img read more

first_imgRuler Of The World is on course to return to the scene of his finest hour, with next month’s Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom his intended target. While that investment did not pay immediate dividends, with Ruler Of The World only 13th of the 16 runners at Meydan, Al Shaqab advisor Harry Herbert believes the style of the race just did not suit. He said: “The plan is to go for the Coronation Cup at Epsom. Having acted around the track before in winning last year’s Derby, it seems the obvious race for him. That was the plan Aidan drew up two or three weeks ago and I haven’t heard of any changes. “I think the World Cup just didn’t suit him. We saw how strung out the field were – some horses can handle that and some can’t. It was a shame, as he seemed in good form going into the race. “He is not a horse I know well yet, but looking at him in the paddock, you would have to have been really pleased with the way he looked, and we’ll go back to Epsom now.” The four-year-old won the Investec Derby last term but failed to strike gold in four subsequent outings, although he finished a creditable third behind Farhh when dropped back to 10 furlongs in the Champion Stakes on his final 2013 outing. Al Shaqab Racing snapped up a 50 per cent share in the Aidan O’Brien-trained colt ahead of his run in the Dubai World Cup earlier this year and are now joint-owners with the Coolmore team. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img(REUTERS) – David Miller blasted an unbeaten century as South Africa chased down a massive target of 372 in the third one-dayer against Australia at Kingsmead yesterday to clinch the series.The hosts went 3-0 up in the five-match contest after winning by four wickets thanks to Miller’s brilliant 118 in 79 balls.Earlier, Australia won the toss and posted 371 for six on the back of centuries from David Warner (117) and Steve Smith (108).Quinton de Kock made 70 as South Africa reached 217 for five in the 32nd over of their reply but an unbroken seventh-wicket stand of 107 between Miller and all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo (42 not out) saw them home against Australia’s inexperienced attack.The hard-hitting Miller blasted 10 fours and a six after going into the game with a question mark hanging over his place, having not passed 50 in 19 previous innings.Australian openers Warner and Aaron Finch (53) bludgeoned their way to 110 for nought in 13 overs while captain Smith was more measured as he struck his sixth one-day ton.The trio were particular severe on Dale Steyn (2-96) and fellow seamer Kagiso Rabada (1-86). Leg-spinner Imran Tahir (2-54) was the pick of the home bowlers.The fourth match is in Port Elizabeth on Sunday before the series ends in Cape Town on October 12.AUSTRALIA inningsD. Warner c Duminy b Tahir 117A. Finch c Rabada b Tahir 53S. Smith b Steyn 108G. Bailey c du Plessis b Phehlukwayo 28M. Marsh c Miller b Steyn 2T. Head c & b Rabada 35M. Wade not out 17Extras: (lb-3, w-8) 11Total: (for 6 wickets, 50 overs) 371Fall of wickets: 1-110, 2-234, 3-280, 4-300, 5-325, 6-371.Bowling: D. Steyn 10-0-96-2 (w-1), K. Rabada 10-0-86-1 (w-4), D. Pretorius 6-0-42-0, I. Tahir 10-0-54-2, A. Phehlukwayo 8-0-58-1, J. Duminy 6-0-32-0.SOUTH AFRICA inningsQ. de Kock c Worrall b Tremain 70H. Amla lbw b Hastings 45F. du Plessis c Warner b Head 33R. Rossouw lbw b Zampa 18J. Duminy c Finch b Hastings 20D. Miller not out 118D. Pretorius c Warner b M. Marsh 15A. Phehlukwayo not out 42Extras: (lb-3, w-8) 11Total: (for 6 wickets, 49.2 overs) 372Fall of wickets: 1-66, 2-140, 3-164, 4-179, 5-217, 6-265.Bowling: C. Tremain 10-0-65-1 (w-2), D. Worrall 9-0-78-0 (w-2), J. Hastings 10-0-79-2 (w-1), M. Marsh 10-0-61-1 (w-2) A. Zampa 7.2-1-55-1 (w-1), T. Head 3-0-31-1.last_img read more

first_imgANDREWS Supermarket is the latest entity to join a list of reputable sponsors to offer support for the upcoming Jefford Track and Field Classic, scheduled for Sunday, August 11 at Mackenzie Sports Club ground, Linden.The support from Andrews Supermarket will sponsor the Female Javelin Event. Each event carries a total purse of $80 000 with the winner taking home $40 000, second-placer $25 000 and third-placer $15 000 along with memorabilia medals.This year will mark the 10th edition of the event, where a total of $2 million will be handed out directly to the athletes in Linden. In addition, the Champion Male and Female athletes will benefit from $25 000 worth in Under Armour Sports Gear and $25 000 cash along with trophies. The top three finishers in the School Boys and Girls 150m will receive hampers and medals.As it relates to patrons, 10 gate prizes will be up for grabs. Founder of the Classic, Edison Jefford, indicated that there will be something for everyone at the event this year.He said he will be sticking to the prize structure since he has already secured the athletes cash prizes. He said that the athletes will collect their prizes immediately after each event.last_img read more

first_imgThe No. 9 University of Wisconsin volleyball team has a tough week ahead of them as they look to take on Penn State and Northwestern. After having an up-and-down start to the Big Ten season, Wisconsin won three matches in a row, including one over then-No. 4 Nebraska. That streak broke last week against then-No. 5 Minnesota, when the Badgers fell to the Gophers in four sets.Molly Haggerty: From Big Ten Freshman of the Year to injured reserveMolly Haggerty put in years of hard work and had an impressive resume even before setting foot on the University Read…Wednesday, the Badgers travel to No.1 Penn State, a team they have traditionally struggled against, especially in University Park. The Nittany Lions lead the Badgers 24-1 at home, with Wisconsin’s last win against Penn State six years ago. In both 2013 and 2014, Penn State crushed Wisconsin’s hopes of winning a national championship. The Nittany Lions, on the other hand, have won seven national championships between 1999 and 2017, including four years in a row from 2007 to 2011 and two back-to-back championships in 2013 and 2014 when they defeated Wisconsin and BYU, respectively. Penn State wants to return to the top. They are currently at the top of the Big Ten standings and are looking to make a run deep into December with the goal of winning their eighth national championship.They have experienced and talented players in each position, and they are hard to slow down. Senior middle blocker Haleigh Washington leads the conference in hitting percentage at .515. She also adds an impressive 2.97 kills and 1.41 blocks per set.Volleyball: Team remains strong despite losing best players from previous yearThe University of Wisconsin volleyball team had been a dream team in the Big Ten, but when four key seniors Read…Fortunately for the Badgers, our very own Dana Rettke ranks second in the conference in hitting percentage at .459. She also averages around 3.37 kills per set, which is better than Washington. The fabulous 6’8 freshman middle blocker is coming off performances that earned her both Big Ten player and Big Ten freshman of the week. She had 22 kills and no errors at Minnesota, giving her a hitting percentage of .647. She also had 14 kills at Maryland, which helped her earn the Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor the next week. The key to getting Rettke and junior middle blocker Tionna Williams going is good passing momentum going off of a Penn State service.On Saturday, Northwestern comes to the Field House for the first meeting of the two teams this season. The Wildcats lead the Big Ten in services aces with 1.72 per set. While they might lead in service aces, Northwestern is somehow currently 2-8 in the Big Ten. Their two wins come from matches against a struggling Rutgers team and Indiana. For Northwestern to defeat Wisconsin they will need to serve tough enough to get the Badgers out of system and play good enough defense to prolong rallies. Northwestern will have a difficult time getting first chance kills because of Wisconsin’s block and the outstanding defense by sophomore libero Tiffany Clark.Volleyball: Badgers fall to rival Minnesota in five setsThe University of Wisconsin volleyball team tried to rally back against rival Minnesota, but just couldn’t manage to seal the Read…It is easy to see how the Badgers have played the second hardest schedule in the country. They have already played eight top 20 teams this season, all but one of those matches coming from the Big Ten Season. As the second half of the Big Ten season begins, the Badgers will look to improve upon their 5-5 conference record.Wisconsin’s series against Penn State begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, and fans can catch the game on either BTN Plus or on 100.9 FM. Saturday’s contest begins at 7 p.m. here in Madison, and since football is away this weekend, fans should head on over to the Field House for their weekly Wisconsin fix.last_img read more

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 6, 2019 at 12:37 am Contact Arabdho: | @aromajumder center_img At the far end of the Tennity Ice Pavilion bleachers, Jill Harrington stood and yelled, “Go ‘Cuse.” It was the championship game for the Syracuse club men’s ice hockey team. Standing next to her, the Orange’s women’s ice hockey head coach, Paul Flanagan, was at the game to watch his son. He asked Harrington which of the players her son was.“Oh, he’s the one with the bowtie there in the penalty box doing the PA announcing,” she said. Harrington’s son, Michael Kuruc, was the team manager.The head coach noted Kuruc looked “in charge,” she said. Flanagan was looking for a director of hockey operations, he continued, and he told Harrington to have Kuruc call him.Now a senior, Kuruc is in that role while also being a video coordinator for Syracuse (10-21-3, 10-8-2 College Hockey America). Kuruc’s job hasn’t changed much in his three years with the team, he said. He “tags” plays during games, making it easier for players to go back and watch film specific to them, and he helps put together film packages for pregame scouting. His prep will help the Orange as they begin the CHA Tournament against Lindenwood in the first quarterfinal on Wednesday.“He’s been a three-year player,” Flanagan said. “Really, he’s part of the family. We’ve gotten to know him, he’s buddies with the kids but he keeps it professional.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnna Henderson | Digital Design EditorKuruc hopes Syracuse is the first step to an eventual Division I head coach position. He likely won’t be staying with the Orange after graduating at the end of this semester, and he has reached out to other schools, including New England College and Castleton, mainly regarding graduate assistant and director of hockey operations positions.After working multiple internships to fulfil a dream of becoming a minor league baseball general manager, he worked with SU and realized coaching is a better fit for him. Through his video coordination, Kuruc sees his hand in the product on the ice.“I feel more connected to the team itself, and that’s something that I’ve always wanted,” Kuruc said. “Wherever I went, I always wanted to be a part of the team.”The fights initially drew Kuruc to hockey, he said. When he was about 5 or 6 years old, Binghamton, where he grew up, was awarded an American Hockey League franchise affiliated with the NHL’s Ottawa Senators. His family bought season tickets to the minor league team’s inaugural season.At the time, the late Ray Emery was the Binghamton Senators’ starting goalie, and Kuruc remembers seeing Emery get into a fight one night.“Do they let kids do this?” Kuruc asked.“Yeah, there’s a youth hockey organization in town,” Harrington replied.Kuruc wondered: “How quickly can I go out and do this?”In high school, Kuruc played hockey and had three head coaches in four years. There was no structure in the team, he said. His junior year, he became the starting goalie, and with best friend Alex Kashani, Kuruc became a vocal leader for the team.He said he didn’t want to be “mean” or “pushy,” just a “positive influence.” In Kuruc’s senior year of high school, the head coach “lost the team,” Kashani said. At times, it seemed the coach didn’t know what he was doing, Kashani said, and some of the younger players became worried about playing time and why some players were getting more play time than others. Kuruc helped the players “keep their heads up” in the middle of long losing stretches. Kuruc took the time to point out positives, even in losses, such as when a player scored a nice goal or had a big hit.“He’s such a positive guy in all situations,” Kashani said, “and that’s the type of person that I would want, personally, leading my team.”Courtesy of Jim ParkerThe pressure of guarding the goal endeared him to the position, Kuruc said. It’s one of the only positions on the ice that can effectively change the outcome of the game. When Kuruc played Little League Baseball, he had the same idea, Harrington said. Kuruc always wanted to be the pitcher or catcher, the two roles with the most focus on them.In coaching, it’s different. A coach can draw up a play that, if executed correctly, would fool the defense completely, Kuruc said. His mentality carried into his work with the men’s and women’s programs at SU, where he wanted to “help everybody out as much” as he could.Kuruc has observed the Orange coaching staff similar to how he took notes on goalies in Binghamton growing up. The coaches at Syracuse also have connections in the hockey industry which can be invaluable to Kuruc as he searches for a job. Assistant Brendon Knight in particular has offered Kuruc advice on how to deal with players in difficult situations and given insight on what life on the road as a coach can be like.“You have to teach them everything that they need to know to do … in order for it to be successful the way that you looked at it in your mind,” Kuruc said.Before working with the women’s ice hockey program, Kuruc had no idea about video coordinating. He had no idea about being a director of hockey operations. He didn’t even know these positions really existed. Now, he said he couldn’t have envisioned the experience any better.“It’s been a hell of a ride, for certain,” Kuruc said.last_img read more

first_imgOutstanding role model Harris made the comment while congratulating Collins on his most recent achievement. Recently, Collins, hailed as a sprint icon, was overwhelmingly elected to serve on the IAAF’s Athletes’ Commission for the next quadrennial, effective January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2021 having received the most votes. Then in 2016, it was said no one could run under 10 seconds over the age of 35. Collins ran 9.93 seconds at age 40. In 2002, he won the Commonwealth Championship when it was said a small island athlete couldn’t overcome British or Jamaican sprinters. In 2003, Collins won World Championship gold. In 2011, it was said he couldn’t reach another World Championship finals. He did, winning a bronze medal, leading Team SKN to its first World Championship relay medal. The International Association of Athletics Associations (IAAF) was established in 1912 to set standards for competitive athletics globally. Impressive record Kim Collins, aged 41, has set an impressive record throughout his career. In 1996, he competed in his first Olympics in the 100 meters, making it past the first round when it was said he couldn’t. In 2000, he made it to the Olympic Finals among claims St. Kitts-Nevis was too small to produce an Olympic Finalist. It also was said that Collins’ small frame wouldn’t propel him into the world’s elite.center_img Harris acknowledged Collins as an outstanding role model for the young people of SKN, taking into his account his humble beginnings and solid determination to succeed. It’s this illustrious career that earned Collins his election to the IAAF Athletes Commission with more votes than other nominees, including from larger countries like Germany, Canada and the United States. St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris has lauded that country’s world athletics champion Kim Collins. The prime minister said Collins was an International Standard Bearer for excellence and perseverance and for making St. Kitts and Nevis proud. “On behalf of the government of St. Kitts-Nevis and the entire nation, I congratulate Kim Collins on his latest achievement in his election to the IAAF Athletes Commission. Collins’ legacy, as far as our country is concerned, is his ability to unite us; as he did in 2003 when he united us in support of his tremendous success. His election to the IAAF Commission stirs similar emotions of togetherness and unity. All of us are proud of his continued exhibition of excellence and perseverance at the highest International level.”last_img read more