first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion After being away for an extended time, I’m looking forward to commenting on a few issues, both serious and not so serious.The first issue that has caught my attention is about whether a bakery owner has the right to refuse to sell a wedding cake to a gay couple.It was a matter of whether the bakery owner had the right to freely practice his religion as the Constitution guarantees.If that bakery were around this area, I would go in and order a wedding cake, agree to the decoration, etc. then, just before paying for the cake, I would smile sweetly and ask, “I’m twice divorced (true), will that be a problem?” Lorene HuntleySchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Troopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stopSchenectady police reform sessions pivot to onlineEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

first_imgZidane says Ceballos has a place at Madrid (Picture: Getty Images)Ceballos was due to return to Spain at the end of the season, but with the current league campaign postponed, his future is now up in the air.Speaking to El Chiringuito earlier this month, the midfielder said: ‘I finish my contract on June 30. I would have to play for Arsenal, I don’t know how [it would work].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 Arsenal‘The relationship of the future would be irresponsible for me to speak about.‘The most important thing will be to be important for my new team. ‘I came to Arsenal to be important and in less than a month it has disappeared [because of coronavirus].’MORE: Ray Parlour defends Mesut Ozil and criticises lack of Arsenal leadershipMORE: Liverpool and Arsenal on alert as Adama Traore’s agent hints at summer moveFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 24 Apr 2020 8:21 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link507Shares Ceballos has impressed in spells at Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has told Dani Ceballos his future lies at the Bernabeu, amid speculation that Arsenal are keen on making his loan move permanent.The Spain international has impressed on his season-long loan with the Gunners, becoming a key creative outlet in Mikel Arteta’s side.Despite missing almost two months of action with a muscle strain, Ceballos was beginning to flourish until the Premier League season was indefinitely postponed over the coronavirus pandemic.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENTArsenal and Juventus are reportedly interested in signing the 23-year-old on a permanent deal, but Zidane believes he has a place in the Madrid side.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I saw Zidane in Valdebebas a few months ago when I was recovering from my injury and he told me that he watched my games with Arsenal,’ Ceballos told DAZN.‘I have a good relationship with him and he always told me that we are similar players in the sense that I need to play very often in order to be in good condition. ‘He always told me that my future is in Real Madrid and that I needed to be patient because I will likely have a chance.’ Real Madrid star Dani Ceballos drops major hint on Arsenal future Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 30, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Rachel: rnmarcus@syr.edu Commentscenter_img Uhunoma Osazuwa almost didn’t get to compete in the NCAA Indoor National Championships. She just barely missed the top 17 and was notified two days later of her qualification after another competitor dropped out.Good thing she made it.Despite being on the bubble before the race, Osazuwa’s showing at the March 14 meet earned her the distinction as the first Syracuse indoor track and field All-American since 2002 and the school’s first-ever All-American pentathlete. To accomplish the feat, she had to move up 12 spots from 18th to 6th.‘It was definitely a shocker and that much more exciting to go that far,’ assistant coach Enoch Borozinski said. ‘She was definitely the talk of all the other coaches with how much she improved.’Now a few weeks removed from that sixth-place finish at the NCAA Indoor National Championships that secured her All-American status, Osazuwa will lead the team into this weekend’s Texas Relays, which will be held in Austin, Texas, from Wednesday to Saturday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor two days following the Big East championships on Feb. 21, Osazuwa assumed she would miss out on the opportunity to compete at Nationals. Following an uncharacteristically poor finish at the long jump in the Big East championships — the event that originally dropped her to 18th place — she placed just shy of qualifying. But once she qualified, she showed her true worth.‘It was a relief,’ Osazuwa said. ‘It felt good to go out and compete because I knew I deserved to go out and compete and be there.’ Borozinski was not surprised. In the four years he has coached her, he’s seen the growth. He’s recognized her talent. ‘I knew there was at least a chance she could get it,’ Borozinski said.In Texas, Osazuwa will compete in the 100-meter hurdles and the long jump, looking to top her previous performance at Nationals — the same performance that not only gave her All-American status, but cemented her place as SU’s first track and field All-American pentathlete. This is SU’s first time competing in the Texas Relays during Borozinski’s seven-year stint as assistant coach. The meet marks the second outdoor meet of the season.‘I’d like to see a continuation of what we were seeing indoors,’ Borozinski said. ‘I’d like her to go out and get a solid performance to boost her confidence before she goes to the Sea Ray relays.’In addition to Osazuwa, Bernard Bush will be one of eight others competing in Texas. Bush will also be competing in the long jump.Despite coming off an injury, Bush has the chance to gain a top qualifying time for the long jump in Texas. ‘I’m trying to jump back into things, literally,’ Bush said. ‘I’m trying to make this meet a good starting point for the outdoor season. For my last season I definitely want to end on a high point.’Osazuwa also has a chance to become an outdoor All-American in addition to being an indoor All-American. Osazuwa, Bush and seven others will head to Texas looking to make their mark in unknown territory.‘It’s really the first meet in such a high-level competition,’ Borozinski said. ‘Everyone’s hoping to get out of there with solid performances to see how they stack up against high competition.’rnmarcus@syr.edulast_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisOptions Pregnancy Center is already off to a great start. The organization hosted their “Michigan’s Biggest Baby Shower.”Locals brought in items to help the center provide materials for future expecting parents. Clients never pay a dime when they come to the center. Hosting the event Pastor of the Alpena Free Methodist Church wanted to show his support to allow others in the community to get involved as well.The center hopes to provide ultrasounds for expecting families in the future. But right now they need volunteer help. If you would like to get involved or need assistance, contact Options Pregnancy Center at 989-354-6089.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Sexual Assault Hotlines Increase in Northern MichiganNext Alcona County board members vote to oppose LGBT protections ordered by Governor Whitmerlast_img read more

first_img Lily Hirst produced a commanding performance to become the first Yorkshire player to win the English Girls’ County Champion of Champions tournament at Woodhall Spa.Hirst stood head and shoulders above the rest of the field – securing a convincing win on the challenging Hotchkin Course.The Yorkshire Champion carded rounds of 72 and 78 to claim a six-shot victory on four over par 150. That was more than enough to see the Yorkshire girls’ champion finish six shots ahead of England Girls’ squad member Rafiah Banday from Surrey.Hirst’s sensible play kept her well ahead of the pack. She explained: “There were a couple of different holes with the bunkers in play and some of the greens played tough. I think I had a couple of bad holes in the second round and I dropped back and played safe for a while. I kept it risk-free throughout the round.”She didn’t expect to win, but found she wasn’t the only one who enjoyed the result. Hirst said: “It was a massive surprise, I thought I might finish in the top 10 so I’m really surprised to win. I was so shocked [coming off the 18th] I looked over to my dad and he had a massive grin on his face.”Runner-up Banday posted two rounds of 78 to clinch second place two shots ahead of Gloucestershire’s Jessica Brown and four in front of Lili Rose Hunt from Worcester & Hereford. Sussex champion Chloe Burdon closed with a 76 to finish fifth on 161.Hirst joins Suffolk’s Alice Barlow (2016), Bedfordshire’s Georgia Staroscik (2017) and Sophie Wheeler (2018) from Essex as past winners of the event.View the full table of results here. Tags: Girls’ County, Lily Hirst, Woodhall Spa 9 Sep 2019 Lily Hirst becomes Girls’ County Champion of Champions with emphatic win last_img read more