Site not right for Holocaust museum

first_imgRe March 26 article, “Couple opposes planned museum”: I agree wholeheartedly with Bob and Sheila DiSarro that the Capital District Jewish Holocaust Museum does not belong in a residential neighborhood, nor should it be put next to a Catholic cemetery.Look, without a doubt the Holocaust was one of the worse cases of man’s inhumanity to man and should never ever be forgotten. This is just not the location for it.On the other hand, if Niskayuna approves this site, the Catholic Diocese could donate more land and erect a memorial for victims of sexual abuse at the hands of some of the sickest individuals in this country.Maybe it could include a wall of shame listing the names of the priests who committed these atrocities. Then again, there’s probably not enough room left in Niskayuna for such a wall.Ray WeidmanLathamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Arsenal submit new £25m offer for Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney

first_imgArsenal submit new £25m offer for Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney Arsenal have made a new move for Kieran Tierney (Getty Images)Arsenal have increased their offer to £25 million for Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney, according to reports.The Gunners have already had a £15m bid rejected by the Scottish champions earlier this summer.But Unai Emery’s side have now returned with an improved bid for one of their priority targets.According to The Sun, Celtic sources have said that Tierney’s move to Arsenal this summer is now ‘inevitable’.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 14 Jul 2019 12:29 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link192Shares Tierney’s £25m deal would be the biggest in Scottish football (Getty Images)The transfer at £25m would be the biggest in the history of Scottish football.But Tierney’s introduction at Arsenal could be hampered after he continues to recover from a double hernia operation.AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: 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 City‘He’s still injured,’ Celtic boss Neil Lennon said earlier this week.‘He is rehabbing. He had the double hernia, and he still has the osteitis pubis problem, so it’s a slow burner.’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 Arsenallast_img read more

Scandinavian investor seeks US equity manager via IPE Quest

first_imgA Scandinavian institutional investor has tendered a $100m-$200m (€81m-€162m) US equity mandate via IPE Quest.In the long-term the mandate would be for $400m, according to search QN-2420.The investor wants to invest via a UCITS fund, and has specified that the fund manager should be a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment.Its investment team should integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations in the investment process by doing “thorough ESG analysis on all holdings pre-investment”. The successful organisation should also vote shares and engage with management “to create positive change in terms of ESG”, it said.The investor has indicated it wants an “all-cap blend/core” strategy, or with a slight growth or value tilt.Investing should be “active, fundamentally-driven, bottom-up”. It has specified two indices, the Russell 3000 and the S&P 500.It has capped the tracking error at 6% and said the minimum tracking error should be 2%.Applicants should have at least $1bn of assets as a firm, and $200m for US equities. They should have a track record of at least six months in the strategy, although at least three years is preferred.Interested parties have until 19 March to apply, and should state performance to 31 December 2017, gross of fees. The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest, Discovery, or Innovation tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 3465 9330 or email jayna.vishram@ipe-quest.com.last_img read more

Illegal cannabis getting even cheaper, as legal gets costlier, StatsCan says

first_imgCBC News 10 July 2019Family First Comment: “..there will likely always be a gap between legal and illegal drugs, mainly because the legal stuff has a host of added expenses that increases the cost of doing business. There’s an excise tax built in. Then, depending on the province, there’s GST and HST on top of that. There’s compliance costs that legal cannabis producers have that the illicit market doesn’t have to worry about. Add it all up and there’s quite a cost disadvantage.”Statistics Canada’s quarterly report on cannabis prices suggests the cost chasm between legal and illegal versions of the drug is wide, and getting wider.The data agency reported Wednesday that the price gap between the two types of cannabis is as wide as $4.72 a gram, on average.Canada legalized recreational cannabis last October, but the rollout across the country has been plagued by delays, limited supply, and other logistical issues.StatsCan has been asking Canadian cannabis users to tell them about how often they use the drug, and what they pay for it when they do, and the data paints an illuminating picture of a part Canadian society that used to operate solely in shadows.Based on 572 voluntary responses the data agency deemed credible in the second quarter, StatsCan said the illegal version of the price fell from $6.23 per gram on average, at the start of the year, to $5.93 a gram in the three months up to the end of June.Legal cannabis, meanwhile, went from $10.21 per gram to $10.65. That means the gap between the two is now as wide as $4.72 a gram.READ MORE: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cannabis-prices-1.5206554Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Man Utd cool on other options

first_img The former Sevilla defender has captained Madrid on their pre-season tour following the departure of long-standing skipper Iker Casillas and reports in Spain claim Ramos is close to agreeing a new deal with the 10-time European champions. Nicolas Otamendi has been viewed as a possible alternative for United should Ramos decide to stay at Real Madrid, but Press Association Sport understands manager Louis van Gaal has no interest in the Valencia centre-back. It is understood that Van Gaal would be happy to go into the new season without another centre-half if the Ramos move does not come off. Sources at United point out that the club had the fourth best defensive record in the Barclays Premier League last year, although De Gea’s excellent form was key to that record. It is understood that Van Gaal is happy with his options at centre-back and there is a feeling that the defence will be better protected this year given that the United boss intends on using two holding midfielders as part of a 4-2-3-1 formation. The United manager has been pleased with the performances of Phil Jones and Daley Blind on United’s pre-season tour. Van Gaal also has Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo, Paddy McNair and Tyler Blackett as well as Jonny Evans, who may stay at the club despite speculation he will leave. Van Gaal is also willing to use Michael Carrick at centre-back if needed and is more concerned about the lack of options he has in attack. “We need still more speed in front and also more creativity,” the Dutchman said. “Bayern Munich have (Franck) Ribery and (Arjen) Robben, Chelsea – they have (Eden) Hazard and Willian – speed and creativity. Real Madrid – have (Cristiano) Ronaldo and (Gareth) Bale. Manchester United fans want us to compete with these teams. Barcelona have Neymar and (Lionel) Messi. (Ashley) Young has made a fantastic season. (Juan) Mata the same, with assists and goals but to win the Champions League we need speed also. “That is why I think, maybe, we still have to buy a player with speed and creativity.” Press Association Manchester United are unlikely to bid for another centre-back if they fail in their pursuit of Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos. center_img After claims Ramos wanted out of Real Madrid, United offered to swap David de Gea for the 29-year-old defender. However, it has become increasingly apparent in recent weeks that proposal will not be accepted, with Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez recently stating he was “100 per cent” sure Ramos would stay. last_img read more

Adidas reveals ball for Champions League 2020 knockout stages

first_imgNew Delhi: Global sportswear giant Adidas reveals Finale Istanbul, the Official Match Ball for the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League knockout stages in India. Drawing its inspiration from the host city, where East and West merge, the intricate design features a hand-drawn artistic interpretation of a map of Istanbul, which uniquely bridges the two continents of Europe and Asia.The 2019/20 UEFA Champions League Final takes place in Istanbul on May 30. The Adidas Finale Istanbul Pro will be available to purchase online, in Adidas retail stores and selected retailers from Wednesday.The official match ball of the final has been designed to highlight the famous stars of the UEFA Champions League. Nodding to Istanbul’s deep culture of art, the carefully placed white stars contrast to a hand-printed artwork of a map of the city that can be followed and adorns the rest of the ball. (IANS)Also Read: Adidas extends partnership with Rohit SharmaAlso Watch: UK Queen Elizabeth II recognizes Jadav Payeng from Assam with ‘Commonwealth Points of Light’ Awardlast_img read more

Western Tigers, Santos canter into STAG Nations Cup semi-finals

first_imgGFA teams Western Tigers and Santos FC have cantered into the semi-finals of the STAG Nations Cup knock-out football championship after downing their opponents from the West Demerara, Pouderoyen and Uitvlugt Warriors, last Sunday at the Tucville ground in the city.The Tigers were in dismissive mood once again following their huge 8-0 whipping of Flamingo in their round-of-16 clash. This time around, Western Tigers hammered Pouderoyen 9-1 in the main match while Santos romped to a 3-1 triumph over Uitvlugt Warriors.Western wasted little time in assuming total control of their clash with Pouderoyen and by the half-way mark were already 6-0 up. Doubles each from Randolph Wagner and Dwain McLennon set the platform for the Tigers’ commanding display, as they have now blasted the net 17 times in two matches to put their hands up as the #1 contender for the top prize of $2M.Both losers ended the match with 10 players, Pouderoyen goalkeeper Sherwin Bernard who was miserable in his judgment during the match was red-carded in the 90+4 minute while Uitvlugt’s Ryan Andrews was given marching orders for his second bookable offence in the 56th minute after being booked in the 43rd minute.Western Tigers, who will play the winners of the Police/Grove Hi Tech quarter-final match tomorrow night at the Tucville ground in their semi-final on Sunday, mastered the slippery conditions in cantering to victory. Wagner hammered home in the 22nd and 36th minutes while McLennon accomplished his brace in the 70th minute following his first in the 38th.Joshua Britton opened proceedings in the 10th minute. Jorell Tyrell converted in the 20th, Jamal Pedro in the 34th, Darren Benjamin 74th, with the sealer in the 90+4 minute off the boot of Joshua from the penalty mark.Pouderoyen sneaked in a consolation strike via a Dwain St Kitts goal in the 87th minute.Santos dominated West Demerara’s #1 club Uitvlugt who showed signs of fight in spurts but faltered on the day. Job Caesar who mesmerised the West Demerara side with his nimble play hammered home a double in the 20th minute from the penalty spot and the 81st minute.His performance was punctuated by Keith Cains’ 39th minute strike as the City side established a 2-0 cushion by the end of the first half. Uitvlugt came out all guns blazing in the final 45 minutes and were duly rewarded for taking the fight to Santos when Keon Duke’s 52nd minute scorcher settled in the back of the net.While still holding the upper hand as they continued their steady trek in the Uitvlugt final third, Santos did show some signs of panic but were able to rally after the West side faded.It was during this period that the energetic Caesar sealed the deal and a date with the winners of the Riddim Squad/Den Amstel clash tomorrow night at Tucville ground, with his second goal in the 81st minute.last_img read more

Orange remains focused, confident with challenge looming

first_img Published on September 20, 2010 at 12:00 pm Comments Forrest Misenti just wanted to get out and run again. It had been too long. A stress fracture kept him sidelined through much of the past winter and spring, meaning he had a lot of rust to shake off this fall. ‘(The stress fracture) kept me out for 11 weeks,’ said Misenti, a sophomore. ‘I hadn’t done much racing ever since cross country of last year, so I just wanted to get the feel for things and run with my team again.’ Although Misenti and his teammates won’t be challenged until Oct. 2 in the Wisconsin Adidas Interregional, they are still making the most of these early-season meets. The goal for this year is to repeat as Big East champions, and every meet can help the team prepare for the ultimate goal. From now until that first weekend in October, the goal is to keep pushing — using a regimen that brought them success a year ago. ‘We’ll probably bring our mileage back up for the next week,’ freshman Sean Keefe said. ‘We’re going to get a good week of training because Wisconsin is a big focus for us. That’s really when our season kind of starts.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text This past weekend at the Colgate Invitational, each of the top six finishers wore orange. Misenti, Keefe and four of their teammates all crossed the finish line within 11 seconds of each other. After last year’s championship season, and after a strong 2-0 start to the 2010 campaign, the name ‘Syracuse’ has escalated in the world of college cross country. ‘We weren’t even ranked last year when we ran at Wisconsin,’ head coach Chris Fox said. ‘I think we snuck up on people, but we won’t sneak up on anybody this time. … I think we are more of a target this time.’ Excluding last year’s NCAA championship, the team hasn’t lost since Oct. 17, 2009. But to maintain their high level of success, the runners have to take these opening few weeks seriously. Every day is a chance to keep working hard and get ready for meets like the one in Wisconsin. ‘There is plenty of motivation for the Wisconsin meet,’ said Fox. ‘We will work really hard this week because this is a big week of work, and then next week we will not train hard and rest. Rest indicates a big meet.’ With the way the schedule is set up, the team will get a week off before it travels to Wisconsin on the first weekend of October. Most of the runners have been using the previous two meets as tuneups for this particular race. From that meet on, every race matters. Fox plans to keep his team mentally focused on the upcoming trip and wants to make sure his training regimen is set. There is no place for complacency to slip in. That’s exactly the mindset the team needs to have as it looks to continue to make a name for itself in the national rankings. ‘We won in Wisconsin last year,’ Keefe said. ‘So that’s definitely our goal to go back and repeat.’ cjphil01@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

GFA confirms kick-off dates for various leagues

first_img Source: Ghana FA The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has confirmed dates for the commencement of competitions ahead of the upcoming football season.The Association’s flagship competition, the Ghana Premier League is set to commence from the weekend of 27-29 December, 2019.  The Division One League is scheduled to kick off 10-12 January, 2020 with the Women’s Premier League set to begin the following week. Regional League competitions (2nd, 3rd, Colts etc) for the various RFAs  will begin on the weekend of 29th February, 2020 to  1st & 2nd March, 2020.Below are the confirmed kick off dates for the respective league competitions:Ghana Premier League – weekend of 27/28/29 December, 2019Division One League  – weekend of 10/11/12 January, 2020Women’s Premier League – 17/18/19 January, 2020RFA’s Leagues (2nd, 3rd, Colts etc) – weekend of 29th February, 1 & 2 March, 2020last_img read more

Anthony Davis misses 4th consecutive Lakers game

first_imgEL SEGUNDO — For the fourth consecutive game, the Lakers had to do without Anthony Davis.In the morning shootaround, Coach Frank Vogel confirmed Davis, who has been recovering from a bruised backside for more than a week now, would miss another game. As of Tuesday, Davis told the media he had not sprinted nor taken contact. Wednesday morning saw some progress, but not much more.“He moved a lot more,” Vogel said. “It wasn’t live action. The coaches bumped him around a little bit trying to test it. He’s still not ready.”With two days before a five-game trip through Houston then the Northeast, the Lakers are hoping to get a practice incorporating Davis by Friday. They’ll play Houston on Saturday, and all parties would like Davis to return by then. If he isn’t ready to play before the trip, Vogel said the team could possibly squeeze in live work during an off-day through Boston, New York (two games) or Philadelphia. On Tuesday, the WNBA agreed in principle to new terms on a deal with the players association that will raise the average salary of the game above six figures. The deal notably increases the percentage of revenue players receive, improves travel accommodations and offers paid maternity leave. The WNBPA has worked for the better part of a year to hammer out new terms with the league, which is operated by the NBA.James voiced his support for the WNBA and its players on reaching new terms.“Hopefully it means that continued greatness is on the rise,” he said. “I mean, it’s a big step in their league. I’m happy for all the women that’s a part of that league, both on the floor and off, and I just hope they continue their success.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersKyle Kuzma started for Davis for a fourth straight game after filling in robust scoring production in the previous three contests, averaging 24.3 points while shooting nearly 50 percent from the field and over 35 percent from 3-point range. Kuzma’s production has been a huge reason the Lakers have managed to skate by without Davis (and without LeBron James against the Oklahoma City Thunder).“It’s really been a great time for Kuz to climb the rope,” Vogel said. “He struggled to catch a rhythm in this system early in the year, battling the injuries and having a new role than he had last year. But just to get the minutes that he’s getting right now and to find an offensive rhythm and tighten up the defensive coverages, I think it’s an invaluable time for him, in particular.”Rajon Rondo (right ring finger non-displaced fracture) also sat out against Orlando, his second straight absence. Rondo was seen after practice doing individual skill work with assistant coach Phil Handy with a wrap on his right hand.Rondo injured his hand twice last season while missing extended time for the Lakers. Vogel said he was unsure if Rondo would wear a protective wrapping upon his return.JAMES LAUDS WNBA LABOR AGREEMENTLeBron James has been involved in labor disputes before, so he can understand how tough agreements can be.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more