Gazette should get Associated Press back

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion When I moved here from Brooklyn in 1973, I subscribed to The Gazette, as I was used to reading a daily newspaper. The Herald Tribune was my favorite. After its demise, my favorite became The New York Times. For about 40 years, I was delighted by The Gazette for its excellent local and regional coverage and using predominately the Associated Press and United Press International for national and international news. Its editorial page was center-left and always fair and balanced. Recently, apparently in an effort to remain viable, many changes were undertaken, some of which are apparently good with aggressive advertising and modernization of the printing process. The paper reads and looks better. However, a fundamental misstep has occurred with the use of the New York Times and to a somewhat lesser extent, The Washington Post, for almost all of the national and international news. This would seem a positive step for The Gazette to take, but not in these times. The Times isn’t what it was in the ‘50s and ‘60s. In those times, a newspaper had articles and editorials, and the two should never mix. We learned this every Thursday, when our fifth-grade class would read the entire New York Herald Tribune and discuss the articles and editorials in detail. The New York Times articles today aren’t just the facts of where, when and how, but more of why. Articles pretending to be factual are presented with nuances that make it clear that Maggie Haberman or Peter Baker want you to realize that Trump, Republicans or anyone that they don’t agree with are in the wrong. That should be in the opinion page, not disguised in an article. The AP dispatches and articles were always dry and non-controversial, but objective and factual, as well they should be. It pains me to see The New York Times transform itself into a tabloid full of scandals and “gotchas.”I live in the Capital District and I’m tired of so many articles about New York City and its subway system problems. I suggest The Gazette restore use of the AP for some its national and foreign news. It would be a correct step in the right direction for objectivity.Harold HaberNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Puccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Niskayuna girls’ cross country wins over Bethlehemlast_img read more

Hungary for success

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Denis Suarez opens door to Premier League return after Arsenal loan nightmare

first_imgAdvertisement Denis Suarez lifts lid on injury hell while on loan at Arsenal Suarez is now at Celta Vigo (Picture: Getty)Denis Suarez has opened up about his hellish loan spell at Arsenal that saw the forward make just six appearances for the London club.Unai Emery pushed hard for Arsenal to sign Suarez on loan in January 2019, but the move ended up being a disaster for all involved.Suarez revealed how he picked up a terrible injury in just the second week of his loan spell at Arsenal.‘I made my debut against Manchester City but in our first away game I got injured. I thought I had ruptured my adductor because I could barely put weight on the leg or move it,’ he told Goal.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Advertisementcenter_img Suarez is playing regularly again (Picture: Getty)Suarez is now playing regularly for Celta Vigo and said he was open to a return to the Premier League in the future.‘You never know what can happen in the future’, he replied when asked about another spell in England.MORE: Kieran Tierney raves about ‘brilliant’ Unai Emery as pressure grows on Arsenal bossMORE: Unai Emery should have signed Man Utd defender Chris Smalling and Chelsea hero Gary Cahill, says Arsenal legend Charlie Nicholas Arsenal signed Suarez on loan from Barcelona (Picture: Getty)‘The scan showed it was not ruptured, but rather that I had a huge build-up of fluid on my pelvic bone and from there I could not take a single step without feeling pain.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It is more frustrating to not play because of injury.‘I suffered so much at Arsenal that it practically stopped me doing everyday things,’ he continued.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 City‘It hurts when you sleep, when you sneeze and even walking up the stairs.‘Just imagine going to a club that had called you a month before, with all the hope in the world and not being able to do anything from the second week onward apart from trying to train with huge pain.’After his nightmare at Arsenal, Barcelona sold Suarez to La Liga rivals Celta Vigo during the summer. Coral BarryThursday 7 Nov 2019 12:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link120Shareslast_img read more

Richard “Dick” Davies, 73, Milan

first_imgRichard Carroll “Dick” Davies, 73, of Milan passed away at 5pm, Sunday, January 26, 2020 at his home. He was born at the Whitlatch Clinic in Milan on October 12, 1946 the son of Dale and Helen Stamper Davies. He was married to Sandy Johnson on September 12, 1963 and his wife of 56 years survives. Other survivors include two sons Richard (Jackie) Davies of Danville, Virginia, and Jeffery (Patricia) Davies of Osgood; one daughter Teresa Davies Sparkman of Milan; grandchildren Carol An Poythress, Dylan and Kyle Sparkman, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Hanna, and Andrew Davies, and seven great-grandchildren; one brother William (Martha) Davies of Scipio; one sister Jean (Victor) McClure of Milan. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his great-granddaughter Kimberly Dawson. Mr. Davies was a 39 year employee of Delta Faucet in Greensburg where he worked as a maintenance supervisor, retiring in 2006. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, spending time with his dog “Pickles”, and most of all spending time with his grandchildren. Dick also raised and trained horses and had shown grand champions at the Indiana State Fair. He was a member of the NRA, NMLRA at Friendship, and attended the Bear Creek Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 30th at 11am at the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship with Rev. Sherman Hughes officiating. Burial will be in the Washington Cemetery in Elrod. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10am until time of services Thursday at the church. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Europa League last 16 draw: Man U face LASK, Inter tackle Getafe + full draw

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Son fires four past Southampton EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U Manchester United will face LASK in the last 16 of the Europa League, while Inter take on Getafe and Wolves will look to succeed where Arsenal failed against Olympiacos. Elsewhere, Steven Gerrard’s Rangers face a tough test against Bayer Leverkusen and five-time winners Sevilla lock horns with Roma. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to emulate his predecessor Jose Mourinho by savouring success in Europe’s second-tier competition. The Portuguese guided Manchester United to glory back in 2017, with the Red Devils having endured a barren run on the trophy front since then. They will, however, be confident of prolonging their continental campaign three years on after being paired with the lowest-ranked side left in the competition, Austrian hopefuls LASK. Inter are another of those setting their sights on the ultimate prize, with the Serie A heavyweights hoping to see their star-studded squad deliver tangible reward in 2019-20. The Serie A title challengers were forced to play the second leg of their last-32 clash with Ludogorets behind closed doors due to an outbreak of the coronavirus in northern Italy. It remains to be seen whether the turnstiles will be in operation again by the time the Nerazzurri take in a meeting with Getafe. A lively atmosphere can be expected in Greece when Wolves take in a trip to face Olympiacos. The Athens-based outfit stunned Arsenal in the first knockout round and are now chasing down a second Premier League scalp. Nuno Espirito Santo has, however, seen Wolves win many admirers during their return to European competition and Molineux will be bouncing for the second leg of an eagerly-anticipated tie. Fireworks can also be expected at Ibrox when Rangers play host to Bayer Leverkusen. The Glasgow giants have already progressed further than Old Firm rivals Celtic, who came unstuck against FC Copenhagen in the last 32. The reward for the Danish outfit is a date with Istanbul Basaksehir, who are gracing this stage of the competition for the first time following a thrilling extra-time victory over Sporting C.P. Spanish side Sevilla know what it takes to progress through the business end of the Europa League and will want to put down another marker to their rivals when tackling Roma. Wolfsburg will be doing likewise when facing Shakhtar Donetsk, while FC Basel are still waiting to discover who they will face after a storm in Germany delayed the second leg of Eintracht Frankfurt’s meeting with Red Bull Salzburg. All of those left in the competition will be desperate to book a spot in the quarter-finals, while also dreaming of making it all the way to the final in Gdansk on May 27. First legs will take place on March 12, with the return dates being held a week later on March 19.Europa League last-16 draw in full Istanbul Basaksehir vs FC Copenhagen Olympiacos vs Wolves Rangers vs Bayer Leverkusen Wolfsburg vs Shakhtar Donetsk Inter vs Getafe Sevilla vs Roma Eintracht Frankfurt or Red Bull Salzburg vs FC Basel LASK vs Manchester United. Tags: Europa LeagueGetafeJose MourinhoManchester UnitedOle Gunnar SolskjaerRangerslast_img read more

Wilshere upbeat over return

first_imgArsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is optimistic he is close to a first-team return after marking his comeback from a serious ankle injury by playing a full match for the under-21 side. Wilshere has had a long spell on the sidelines as he has recuperated after surgery on his troublesome left ankle, an injury he suffered in the defeat to Manchester United on November 22. It was the latest setback in a succession of injury problems for the England international but he is now nearing full fitness. Press Associationcenter_img And the 23-year-old started alongside Mikel Arteta and Abou Diaby in a formidable line-up as the second-string side defeated Stoke 4-1 at the Emirates. Playing the full 90 minutes was a timely confidence boost for Wilshere, who is now keen to force his way into Arsene Wenger’s team ahead of the end of season run-in, with Arsenal battling on both Premier League and FA Cup fronts. “You can train as much as you like but you can’t get that match fitness unless you play,” Wilshere told Arsenal’s official website. “In the Premier League you know how quick it is so you have to get back to that speed. “I feel like I’m ready to play some part. When you’re injured you look at your comeback date and the games around that time. “The one that stands out is the FA Cup semi-final but even before that we’ve got big games and we’ve got to got to Man United as well so there’s a chance to play this season.” last_img read more

MDI Marathon set for Oct. 19

first_img Bio BAR HARBOR – It isn’t officially fall on Mount Desert Island until the running of the MDI Marathon.This year more than 1,300 runners are expected to take to the island roads on Sunday, Oct. 19, to race through some of the most scenic 26.2 miles in the country.A half-marathon and team relays are scheduled that same day for runners looking for a shorter challenge.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textCrow Athletics of Bar Harbor organizes the race, which has been heralded as one of the premier marathons in the county by magazines such as Runner’s World and Men’s Health.The race also raises money for local nonprofit groups.The marathon itself starts at 8 a.m. at 200 Main Street in Bar Harbor and follows a course along the eastern side of the island and around Somes Sound to the finish line on Main Street in Southwest Harbor.The half-marathon begins at 8:30 a.m. and begins at the intersection of the Neighborhood and Manchester roads in Northeast Harbor and also ends in Southwest Harbor.Teams running the relays split the course, with two-person teams handing the baton off at about the halfway mark and three-person teams handing off at 8.5 miles and again at 18 miles.Runners can pick up their race packets, timing chips, bib numbers and other information at The Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Conference Center in Bar Harbor either Friday, Oct. 17, from noon to 5 p.m., or Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.On Saturday night, runners and others can load up on carbs at a pasta dinner at Mount Desert Island High School. The dinner, sponsored by the MDI Music Boosters, runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the dinner are $18 and $16 for children under the 12.The menu includes penne pasta with the choice of vegetarian, meat or seafood sauces, along with a salad, garlic bread and chocolate cake with ganache topping.The featured speaker at the dinner is Alexi Pappas, who helped lead the University of Oregon to NCAA titles in cross-country during the 2012 season and, in 2013, an indoor track title. She is a professional runner with the Nike Oregon Track Club Elite.Last year’s winner of the marathon in the men’s division was Louis Luchini. The win was a three-peat for the Ellsworth runner, who in 2012 set the course record at 2:30:41.First among the female runners was Leah Frost of Glover, Vt. who ran the course in 2;59:45.More information about the races can be found online at mdimarathon.org Hospitals strive to cut costs, meet service demands – March 8, 2018 Latest posts by Mark Good (see all) Mark GoodReporter at Mount Desert Islandermgood@mdislander.comcenter_img Former chief asks court to ‘right a wrong’ – November 2, 2017 Holiday shows, concerts of all kinds abound – December 2, 2017 Latest Postslast_img read more

Leal cops Malta Supreme feature 35-lap event

first_imgTEAM Evolution’s cyclist Raul Leal clocked one hour, 19 minutes and 36.40 seconds in winning the feature 35-lap race of the Banks DIH Limited sponsored 11-race cycle programme in the National Park yesterday.The event, which was organised by cycle coach Hassan Mohammed in collaboration with Banks DIH Limited for the fourth year, saw Leal breaking away with Paul DeNobrega, Raphael Leung, Mark Harris and Andrew Green, after the completion of 18 laps and were never caught by the chasing pack which included Michael Anthony, Paul Cho-Wee-Nam, Jevon Crawford, Shaquille Agard, Andrew Hicks and Junior Niles.However, three laps after breaking with the front runners, Green was left behind by the other four cyclists and struggled in the end,to finish in fifth position.With three laps remaining, Leal led the other three front- runners,and with about 125 metres left from the finish,Leung started the sprint but was outgunned by Leal, who maneuvered on the outside to overcome him (Leung) and romped home the winner.DeNobrega,who responded to Leal’s attack,placed second while Leung had to settle for third.Mark Harris placed fourth, Green fifth and Junior Niles sixth.Leal also won three of the prime prizes that were up for grabs, while Harris, Raymond Newton, Hicks and Anthony won one prime each.Earlier in the day, Hicks clocked 22 minutes 44.49 seconds in winning the 10-lap race for juniors and juveniles, ahead of Leung and Deoraj Garbarran respectively.In other results from the day’s programme, Newton won the veterans’ five-lap race ahead of Kennard Lovell and Linden Blackman respectively, while in the five-lap race for veterans under 50 years of age, Niles won in a time of 11 minutes 42 seconds. Second was jaikarran Sookhai,while Marc Sonoram placed third.Nicholas Alphonso won the five-lap race for mountain bikers ahead of Shane Bourne and Seon Budhan respectively.Alexander Leung was first in the BMX two-lap race for boys 6-9 years old. Second was John Niles and finishing third was Tared Barrington.Sherwin Sampson continued his dominance of the BMX boys’ 9-12 and 12-14 three-lap BMX races. In the former, he won ahead of Zab James and Shane Sue-Hang respectively, while in the latter event,he won ahead Taran Garbarran.In the BMX boys and Girls 12-14 three-lap race, Adelais Hodge won the event in seven minutes 50.22 seconds. Second was Ronaldo Narine and finishing third was Jerome Stephens.The presentation of prizes to the respective winners was done by Banks DIH Outdoor manager Mortimer Stewart, who, before making the presentation, thanked the cyclists for their participation and reminded that his company is committed to the development of sports locally.last_img read more

Petra/Corona Invitational opens today with triple- header

first_imgTHE first round of the Petra organised Corona Invitational Football tournament will get underway today with a triple- header at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground, Bourda.The inclement weather had caused a postponement of the start of the tournament, which will take a round -robin knock-out format. Organisers have confirmed that the kick-off will take place today.In the first of the three games, Northern Rangers will take on East Veldt FC from 17:00hrs with Riddim Squad and Flamingo going toe-to-toe from 19:00hrs.In the third match of the night, Pele will take on Santos FC from 21:00hrs.As part of the tournament’s promotion, free admission has been added for the first game-day and it will continue to be the same for women only throughout the duration of the tournamentThe tournament will feature the 12 top teams in the Georgetown area as they vie for $1M in cash and prizes.last_img read more