Watching President Trump “condemn” white supremacy and hatred following a weekend of shootings was among the saddest events I have witnessed in a long time. President Trump struggled to read, hesitantly, without passion, as if unconnected to the message that someone else had obviously written for him.Sadder were the words he agreed to read, words that deflected the causes behind recent shootings to everything but the dehumanizing, divisive, hatred-provoking character of his own spoken and body language and that which he calls out from others. As sad is the solid support he gets from the Republicans in the House and Senate.I will find some small reason to believe Mr. Trump’s sincerity in condemning white supremacy and hatred when he condemns both during his rallies with the equivalent emotional fervor, spontaneity and passionate energy with which he pompously incites his base, speaks through the one-way protection of Twitter, and, on Fox News, thrashes against all who disagree.Bob LongNiskayunaDon’t put shootings off on the mentally illAt the age of 23, I was a trained federal agent. I carried a .357 Magnum and other accoutrements. I was also an undiagnosed manic depressive. I suffered wild manic episodes and then grievous depression. Yet somehow, I managed to kill no one. Not even myself.The notion that mental illness is at the root of killing sprees is flat-out wrong. What is at the root of these sprees is triple-pronged: 1. Testosterone 2. Anger 3. Delusion.People like to say shooters, by the very act of a mass killing, are crazy. But it’s not the kind of crazy you find on the DSM. So it calls into question what exactly is a mental illness? Manic depression is a disorder of mood, which is physical. Personality disorders abound, but is this actually an illness? What do we mean when we say mental? Are we referring to the brain, which is a physical organ? Wouldn’t it be more logical to call mental illness brain disorders?It’s high time we had a discussion about mental illness, but we cannot lay responsibility for slaughters on those who just happen to have a diagnosis.Erin GiangiacomoBallston LakeObama a far better American than TrumpNo one should be surprised at Donald Trump’s racism. It has been a lifelong sentiment, as it was with his father, who was arrested several years ago for refusing to rent to blacks. His political aspirations began with him accusing Barak Obama of being foreign-born. Even after Obama provided proof of his citizenship, it wasn’t enough for a dunderhead like Trump.In my opinion, Barak Obama was and is a far better example of a desirable and honorable American in every way than Trump has ever been or will be. He’s not a liar, a braggart or an adulterer, and he doesn’t pal around with sexist predators.The president remarked recently, “I don’t have a racist bone in my body.” More accurately, he should have said, “I don’t have an honest bone in my body.”Jane ReisengerSchenectadyMake sure homes are visitable for disabled The Americans with Disabilities Act promised individuals with disabilities equal access in their communities. Yet many Americans still do not have full access to restaurants, community parks and other public venues due to inaccessible bathrooms, narrow doorways and streets without curb cuts. If you are the friend or family member of a person with a disability, or a physical or sensory impairment, you too are limited if you cannot access a public place together.Community members can support equal access by speaking to local business owners and representatives about the importance of accessibility. An easy, proactive approach is to become an “Identifier for Access” by using the three basic requirements that are used under the growing visitability trend. Visitability is a term used when referencing a home that is built or revised to meet three basic requirements for universal access. They are: one zero-step entryway, 32-inch doorways and one bathroom on the main floor with enough space to maneuver a wheelchair.Although the term is intended for thoughtful, sustainable housing, it can also be a simple method to remember when visiting public establishments, as these three elements align with the ADA public accommodation requirements.For information on accessibility, please contact LIFE at RCIL in Amsterdam at 518-842-3561 or visit www.rcil.com. Andria BergerAmsterdamThe writer is a statewide systems advocate for LIFE at RCIL. Few reasons to buy Trump’s sincerity Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionWhere are the free television channels?I’m writing this on behalf of all the people in the Capital District who have previously received free over-the-air TV channels. What’s going on? We were originally told to rescan our TVs on Aug. 3 because several of our local stations were changing frequencies. Well that date has come and gone, I have rescanned my TV several times, and still no signals.Furthermore, the stations that were left are now disappearing one by one and now I’m left with only one station that keeps breaking up. And this, after having as many as 25 clear channels in the past. I repeat, what’s going on? Is this a conspiracy by the cable networks to drum up business? Also, how come there has been no media coverage of this?Robert DufekClifton ParkGOP, NRA collude against gun controlThe time for an amendment to the Second Amendment has been long past due. I have rifles and handguns with a concealed weapon permit. This being said, I haven’t hunted in over 40 years and I don’t intend to start again. I spend time at a pistol range shooting at targets and enjoy time with friends who also shoot.Assault weapons are for our military and police and have only one reason for their existence — killing. Those who have served were issued these weapons to fight an enemy if we were at war.The NRA has a hold on the Republican Party as it donates to their election campaigns. It’s an organization whose time has come and passed.I learned to handle a rifle as a young man and was taught by an NRA instructor at the armory in Schenectady.Today’s NRA is nothing more than a piggy bank for those who take its money. The Second Amendment doesn’t give everyone the right to purchase or own an assault weapon. It clearly states that a “militia” has the right to carry weapons.Our president talks out of both sides of his mouth and has done nothing to protect the citizens he is supposed to serve. Our Senate is controlled by our president’s party and they have fallen in step with him.Those who vote Republican are in league, and the many deaths caused by assault weapons doesn’t seem to faze them. I say enough is enough and God helps us.Gary Philip GuidoRotterdam Need better paving, lighting for concerts On August 4, Music Haven (in Central Park), celebrated its 30th anniversary. The music was outstanding as always, and the large crowd had a fabulous time.When the festivities ended, most of us had to walk back to our cars parked in the various lots scattered around the park. The walkways were poorly lit or not lighted at all. The parking lots near the dog park or greenhouses are unpaved, with uneven surfaces and no lighting. Many of the attendees are seniors and people with mobility issues. This is a potentially dangerous issue and something the city of Schenectady should address. The Music Haven is a wonderful treasure and offers top-quality entertainment that brings our community together. It would be a shame that more people do not avail themselves of this opportunity due to these concerns.Can the city provide better lighting and signs for these parking lots, at least during the Music Haven events? Jean TaylorAlplausLeft is not objective when judging TrumpWho actually has the more severe rhetoric? Objectively, it’s not Trump. Here are some words used to describe Trump gleaned from the Aug. 5 Letters to the Editor: Ruthless, shameless, trampled on Democratic norms, violated the Constitution, above the law, corrupt, extremely flawed, amoral, unfit, con man, narcissistic demagogue, completely unqualified, no regard for values or welfare of America, false promises, lies, bluster, soulless, racist, supporter of the KKK, Arian Brotherhood and white supremacists, hateful. Wow.Not one single example of what Trump has actually done to deserve any of these descriptors. Just the insane leftist frothing-at-the-mouth whining spewed from the liberal media.And the sheep believe them without any actual analysis of the facts. Trump may speak bluntly, but just read the terms used to describe him. I wonder how these people loved Obama. He was just so amazing. He nearly broke our country at home and abroad. But wow, he could read a teleprompter.I can’t wait to hear the heads explode when Trump gets re-elected, which he absolutely will because we are not all vitriol-ranting liberals, and most of us can see the amazing progress Trump has made for our country.Bill DenisonBurnt HillsCongress needs to have term limitsHow are the U.S. president, a fetus and fall semester different from Congress? Answer, the first three have term limits and Congress does not. What has the lack of term limits brought us?Lots of things for Congress, not so much for us. To wit, a pension plan that any teacher, firefighter or police officer would love. A medical plan that would be the envy of the world. I wonder if the VA would have the problems it has if the Congress had to get its medical care there. An exemption from many laws that bind the rest of us.The four leaders of the two houses have a total of 103 years in Congress. Way too much.Incumbency is a formidable advantage to overcome. In 2018, 84 percent of Senate incumbents and 91 percent of House incumbents were re-elected. Term limits would obviate this situation.If we are ever going to get rid of the dysfunctional cabal in Washington, drain the swamp and accomplish things for our country, term limits for Congress is a great start.Jefferson said “… the total abandonment of the principle of rotation in the offices of President and Senator will end in abuse.” How true.William F. MalecGalwayMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsGov. 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Advertisement Comment Read More Read More Read More Skip Ad 1 min. story Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Manchester United captain Harry Maguire PLAY by Metro About Connatix V67539 / Metro Sport ReporterSunday 10 Feb 2019 6:42 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE SPONSORED And after the game at the Etihad, the 30-year-old told supporters to expect more of the same.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I have to continue the same way, but it’s important to win,’ Aguero said about equaling Shearer’s record.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsThe striker could have had a fourth goal to his name as well, but he missed from just a yard out.When asked how he missed the opportunity, he said: ‘I don’t know, sometimes it happens. The next one I scored. The important thing is to get the ball and for the team to win.’City’s next game is against Malmo on February 14 in the Europa League.MORE: Carragher and Souness tear two Chelsea players to shredsWill City win the Premier League?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Aguero has 160 Premier League goals to his name (Picture: Getty)Sergio Aguero insisted he plans to continue his good form after matching Alan Shearer’s Premier League career record of 11 hat-tricks.Aguero became the sixth player in Premier League history to score or assist 200 goals for a single club after his hat-trick against Chelsea on Sunday.Wayne Rooney and Ryan Giggs for Manchester United, Thierry Henry for Arsenal, Frank Lampard for Chelsea and Steven Gerrard for Liverpool are the only other players to reach the same milestone.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 CityThe Argentina’s three goals boosted his Premier League tally to 17 for the current season.ADVERTISEMENT 1/1 Read More Full Screen Skip Video Settings Read More Coming Next Sergio Aguero reacts to equalling Alan Shearer’s hat-trick record Top articles Advertisement
AP7 owns A shares, and its holding in Facebook is worth around SEK2bn (€209m), making it one of the largest shareholders in the company.However, according to US law firm Kessler Topaz, Zuckerberg controls Facebook through his 76% ownership of Class B shares, which each hold 10 votes, while A shares carry one.Zuckerberg has said the share reclassification was aimed at allowing him and his wife Priscilla to carry out their plan to give 99% of their Facebook shares away to “advance human potential and promote equality” while keeping the company “founder-led”.AP7 is the default pension provider in Sweden’s Premium Pension System (PPM).Kessler Topaz, representing AP7 in the case, said that, by issuing stockholders two of the new shares for each share of Class A or Class B common stock, Zuckerberg will be able to sell or dispose of millions of shares of Class C stock while continuing to maintain control over the company. “Class A common stockholders further suffer economic harm because the non-voting Class C shares being foisted upon them will likely trade at a discount to the Class A voting shares, thus diminishing the value of their Facebook holdings,” the firm said. The Delaware court appointed AP7 and Kessler Topaz to co-lead the class action litigation along with Amalgamated Bank and the law firm of Grant & Eisenhofer on 16 May, the firm said.The defendants have agreed not to issue the Class C stock until the court rules on AP7’s case, it said, adding that a trial is likely to be set for January 2017. Gröttheim said there had been similar cases where companies had suggested reclassifying shares, involving Google and sportswear firm Under Armour, but that these had both gone to settlement.Meanwhile, the Swedish Pensions Agency (Pensionsmyndigheten) has announced it is acting to put in place better protection for consumers in its Premium Pension System.The government agency said it developed a revised cooperation agreement for the many pensions investment providers whose funds are available to Swedes as an alternative to the default provider, national pension fund AP7.Mats Oberg, director of the Swedish Pensions Agency’s fund unit, said: “The new agreement means even stronger consumer protection for the investor and underlines the obvious, in that rogue players should not have anything to do with premium pension fund activity.”Even though there was already consumer protection in place in the current agreement, the agency said there had been far too many cases where people felt cheated by providers and their telemarketers.Consumers had often been told outright lies on the phone, the agency said, with sales callers claiming to belong to the agency itself, or telling them the default AP7 fund option was to be closed.“Marketing and sales of mutual funds within the premium pension should be done in a fair and transparent manner,” Öberg said.The new cooperation agreement should not pose any problems for serious management companies, he said. Sweden’s seventh national pension fund AP7 is suing Facebook over its resolution to issue a new class of shares as part of the internet giant’s plan to allow chairman and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg to retain control over the company while selling much of his own company stock.AP7 said it launched a legal case against Facebook in the Delaware Court of Chancery in May after the US company announced the plan to issue a new “C” class of shares, adding to the “A” and “B” shares already in issue.Richard Gröttheim, chief executive at AP7, told IPE: “The reason for the case is that we think, by suggesting the reclassification of shares – and the board has, indeed, now decided to do this – and by issuing the free shares, which will be less valuable because they don’t have voting rights, we will be less well off as a shareholder.”Under the plan, announced in April and voted through in June, Facebook will issue new C shares and distribute two of the new shares to shareholders as a dividend for each class A or B share they own.
Fans can return to some German football stadiums in mid-September for the first round of the German Cup, the country’s football federation (DFB) announced on Monday. Matches in Germany have been played behind closed doors since the professional game restarted in May following the coronavirus lockdown. “In the third division, the German Cup and women’s matches, the number of spectators… must be decided by each club in agreement with local health authorities,” the DFB said in a statement. “This means that in some stadiums there may be fans, while in others, the home clubs may accommodate fewer, if any, spectators.” The 2020/21 German Cup gets underway on September 11.Advertisement Loading… Read Also: Barcelona table strange condition to let Messi leave for free Most clubs will not be able to accept more than 1,000 fans, although there are some exceptions, with Magdeburg having been given the green light to host 7,500. The DFB itself wanted 500 fans to attend Germany’s Nations League match against Spain in Stuttgart on Thursday, but that request was refused by local authorities. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson10 Unusual (And Stunning) Human TraitsFrom Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became CloseFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks
By Ben DeatherageCOTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (May 23) – Jimmy Owen made him work for it but Gene Ashley picked up his third Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature win of the season Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway.The front pair battled hard, swapping the lead several times before Ashley secure the spot in the late stages of the race.
MATTHEW KUTZ/Herald photoLast season, then-sophomore quarterback John Stocco secured himself the starting quarterback job after an impressive spring game performance. This year, the junior wasn’t looking to secure any job, but nevertheless Stocco again outperformed his fellow quarterbacks in the annual spring classic.A year ago, Wisconsin struggled to move the ball through the air, ranking 103rd out of 117 teams nationally and averaging 167 passing yards per game. This year, the Badgers are trying to amend that statistic, switching up their passing game to a new, timing-based system of routes. While the transition has been anything but smooth, Stocco has stood head and shoulders above his competition.“Stocco clearly had the best spring of our quarterbacks,” head coach Barry Alvarez said.While Stocco did have the best day of any of the UW quarterbacks at Lussier Field, his day was far from pretty. With the offense working heavily on improving their new-look passing attack, Stocco and his receivers were clearly still working on gaining a solid rapport with each other.There were, however, flashes of what is potentially in store for next season. On their third drive of the game, the Stocco-led Cardinal squad went to a hurry-up offense. After Stocco failed to connect with a receiver on his first two passes, he hit a slanting Jonathan Orr on a 14-yard route for the first down. The next play, Stocco found Jason Pociask on an out-route for a 17-yard gain. The drive would eventually stall, but the tone was set.Two series later, Stocco connected with Owen Daniels over the middle on a 4th-and-10 situation to keep the drive alive. Stocco followed up the throw with a 25-yard toss to Orr in the back corner of the end zone for the Cardinal’s first touchdown.On the day, the Richfield, Minn., native went 13-for-29 for 158 yards and a touchdown. Stocco was also picked off twice on deep throws in his one half of play.“[What] we as receivers and quarterbacks need to do is get out there and get reps with it and work on the timing so I know when they are coming out of their break, where they are coming out of it, and they know where that ball is going to be,” Stocco said. “Over the summer, we’ll get a ton of reps with it and just keep getting better with it.”Backup Tyler Donovan took the bulk of the repetitions on Saturday, beginning the game leading the White squad, before taking over all quarterbacking duties to open the second half, eventually giving way to walk-on Craig Meier late in the contest.Donovan also struggled in the new system, completing just seven of his 22 attempts. The sophomore-to-be did toss a 45-yard pass to Marcus Randle El, and was the only Badger quarterback to not throw an interception.But Donovan’s impact next season could come on the ground more than through the air. The best athlete at his position, Donovan’s ability to make plays with his feet continues to intrigue the UW coaching staff.“I think [Donovan] just brings something to the table,” Alvarez said. “He has some athletic ability, he [poses] some threats. We wanted to do it in the bowl game; [we] let him play one series, probably should have got him in a little bit more. But I’d like to take advantage of some of his skills.”Redshirt freshman Bryan Savage did not participate in the game after suffering an injury earlier in the week and will be out for the next three to four weeks. While the practice would have been beneficial for the young gunslinger, his performance this spring hadn’t warranted any movement on the depth chart.“I didn’t think [Savage] pushed,” Alvarez said.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 18, 2015 at 12:14 am Contact Jesse: email@example.com | @dougherty_jesse Duke guard Matt Jones knifed into the teeth of the Syracuse zone, forced Rakeem Christmas to step up in the paint and dropped in a bounce pass for a Jahlil Okafor uncontested dunk.The play came 47 seconds into the second half and cut the Orange’s lead over the Blue Devils to one. But more importantly, it laid the groundwork for a half in which Duke shrunk its lineup and deconstructed the zone at the seams.While many Atlantic Coast Conference teams have tried to shoot over top of SU’s 2-3 zone, the No. 4 Blue Devils rode the opposite approach to an eight-point win in the Carrier Dome on Saturday. Syracuse (16-9, 7-5 ACC) now pivots to host No. 12 Louisville (20-5, 8-4) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, and the Cardinals — who will be shorthanded after the indefinite suspension of starting point guard Chris Jones — would be smart to attack Jim Boeheim’s patented defense in a similar way.“I think at the start we were a little shook up by the 2-3 and stuff like that, but once we got rolling we were comfortable,” Matt Jones said after Saturday’s game. “… We had to drive into the zone and create space in it and that was key for us.”In the first half, Duke’s guards were swinging the ball instead of putting it on the floor and the Blue Devils settled for long jumpers as a result. Then Duke shifted its approach in the second, as Matt Jones and guards Quinn Cook and Tyus Jones drove from the perimeter to free up space inside. And for most of the half, small forward Justise Winslow camped out in the high post while Okafor bullied the Orange on the block.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe result was 44 second-half points, as the Blue Devils shot 62 percent from the field after shooting 39 percent in the first. In total, Duke scored eight more points in the second half while taking 15 fewer shots.Going inside led to 11 Orange fouls and the Blue Devils shot 15-of-16 from the free-throw line in the closing frame. By opting to dribble past the ACC’s sixth-best 3-point shooting defense as of Tuesday, Duke’s 80 points were the fifth most Syracuse has given up this season.“Our attack of the zone was a little bit better with those four perimeter guys,” Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said.To have four ball-handlers in the game, Matt Jones played 18 second-half minutes in place of starting power forward Amile Jefferson. The Cardinals — whose bench depth is comparable to Syracuse’s — don’t have that luxury but are still built to beat the zone off the dribble.Without Chris Jones, the Cardinals still have Terry Rozier, the conference’s third leading scorer, and will likely fill the void with a combination of freshman Quentin Snider and sophomore Anton Gill. Neither reserve guard is playing more than 10 minutes per game this season, and they’ve combined to hit 11-of-49 3s on the year.After Louisville’s now-revolving backcourt, forward Wayne Blackshear is a multi-faceted wing scorer who can attack the zone like Winslow did, and Montrezl Harrell — averaging 15.4 points and 9.3 rebounds per game — is similar to Okafor in that he’ll lurk behind the zone and benefit from his teammates’ penetration.So if Rozier and Co. can dribble into the cracks of the zone and find these other scorers, Chris Jones’ absence won’t sting until the Cardinals square off with Miami at home on Saturday.It was Duke that stifled Louisville by dropping into a zone on Jan. 17. The Cardinals shot 4-of-25 from 3 and lost by 11, and currently rank 12th out of 15 ACC teams shooting 31 percent from deep. But now the Blue Devils have returned the favor by providing the latest blueprint on how to break the SU defense down.And it’s one Louisville is still more than capable of following.“When they were penetrating, I think everybody was kind of scrambling around and people were getting lost on defense a little bit,” SU forward Tyler Roberson said after the Duke game.“I think that hurt us.” Comments
Hearts of Oak MD, Frederick Moor, has opened the lid on how much money the team averagely spends every time it has to play a Ghana Premier League match.The Phobians, like their other 17 counterparts in the Ghana Premier League, have not played a match since March 15 when the President, Nana Akufo Addo, announced a ban on public gatherings including sporting events.This has left football clubs facing massive financial challenges in terms of making money to keep their operations going since there are no revenues from gate proceeds and football transfers.These two elements form a huge a part of how football clubs make money in Ghana and their absence has led the Ghana FA to ask the government of Ghana for some financial support for the clubs.However, no one seems to know how much the clubs spend and contribute to the national economy.In an interview on Happy FM and GTV Sports Plus on Thursday, Moore revealed Hearts’ average expenditure on a match day in the Ghana Premier League.“The average amount that we spend on a match day is between GHS 15,000 and 25,000 and that depends on where we are going, which hotel we are staying in and how long we will spend there.In terms of revenue, we got nearly GHS 400, 000 from our match with Asante Kotoko and everyone knows that. On an average day, we will make as little as GHS 25,000 at the Accra Sports Stadium.Consider the fact that when we go away from Accra, we do not make a penny. So, whatever we make in Accra should be divided by two in terms of the income but the revenue doubles because we pay when go away from Accra.”Hearts played 14 matches in first round of the league before it was suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic. They were set to play their 15th match against Techiman Eleven Wonders but the game was called due to the ban on public gatherings on March 15.
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