Letters to the Editor for Thursday, Jan. 23

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionAct now to ensure safety in our schoolsSome years ago, my son was quite popular with the other students, and was doing well scholastically and in sports.One student began assaulting my son and threatening other students who hung with him. The extreme stress this caused my son ruined his ability to get a proper education, leaving a life-long, negative impact on him.  Today’s students experiencing extreme stress and fear, which if gone unattended, could harm them emotionally, physically and mentally. Do not allow what happened to my son to happen to these students.At a recent school board meeting, teachers bravely came forth stating that they were afraid to go to school. If they are afraid, what about the students?  This is not ‘fear-mongering.’ It is discrimination, being teachers and the majority of students’ issues are apparently being ignored and swept under the rug.Students are given ear plugs in order to take exams, classroom doors are being locked to keep perpetrators out, and physical threats to teachers and students? If teachers can’t teach, how can students learn?Therefore, the community must come together, speak out and demand to know what is being done to ensure the safety of all who are in the school system.The superintendent and school board members must be held accountable if these issues and concerns are not being addressed.Also, there have to be cameras in every classroom and throughout the school, and the solution must include law enforcement officials.We must act now before any more harm is done.  Flora L. RamonowskiSchenectadyWhy are road signs still down on I-87?Traffic signs on the Northway (I-87) have been down most of the summer and now well into the winter. This is the case at exits 12, 13, 14 and 15. This is most concerning for people who are traveling through and are not familiar with the area.Albany spends money to encourage tourism, yet makes it difficult to those visiting this area. The signs have been on the ground, right where they fell.It is interesting that the state of New York can spend money for college tuition fees, yet cannot or will not find the money to make the necessary sign repairs.Thomas H. King Sr.Ballston SpaSleazy politicians are in both partiesWhile I agree in part to Don Demarco’s Jan. 17 letter (“Trump rescued us from sleazy politics”), I fail to see where he feels it is just the Democrats that are the only “foolish, lying, cheating, anti-American, self -serving criminals.”This president has had six associates convicted of crimes.He has been accused of sexual misconduct by 25 women and he himself has made over 15,413 false statements through mid-December.He is correct, the economy has gotten better. But it appears it is the big businesses and corporations that are the main benefactors. According to Bloomberg’s Oct. 31 article, “Trump Boasts on Economy Undercut by Weak Middle-Class Pay Gains,”: “By several measures, middle-class Americans’ incomes have risen more slowly under Trump than during Barack Obama’s final years — hardly a period renowned for gangbuster pay increases.”Mr. Demarco, instead of bashing those in the system, how about changing the system to have those “corrupt, conniving life-long politicians” of all parties serve term-limits?Deborah BenderSchoharieMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

Apartment glut starts to hit home

first_img805/43 Ferry Road, West End, on the market in Pradella’s Breeze for $988,000. Brisbane’s skyline has changed in the past two years.Mr Pradella had told the Brisbane City Council CEO that “due to current residential market conditions the construction of the final stage is yet to commence … Accordingly we are seeking an extension to the currency period of 48 months until 24 December 2022 and a permissible change to amend the completion date for the development.” Mr Fry said “I wrote a letter to Kim Pradella personally and they took 13 weeks to reply. Now I will be paying rent for another few years. It’s really disappointing, especially the lack of communication. It’s the first time I’ve ever bought a unit, I’m 60 years of age. This is very poor form from a company that raves about how good they are.”Neither Mr Pradella nor his marketer Peter Robertson from Position Property would comment on what buyers were being told. Development manager Brett Lentz said in an emailed response to queries that “construction is scheduled to commence in the first quarter 2018 completing in the second half of 2019”.A Brisbane City Council spokesman said approval period extensions were “allowable under State Government planning law” and take into account changes that have occurred since the original application.“The extension to the approval period that Council grants can vary, although are generally for between one and four years,” he said. “There is no provision under State Government planning law for parties to notify future buyers about changes to development approvals.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK FREE: GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REALESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO INBOX Buyer Stephen Fry at the site of Pradella’s empty Breeze site. Picture: Adam HeadHUNDREDS of buyers could have as much as a four-year wait for their new apartments, and some residential projects may not go ahead at all as Brisbane’s unit market begins to bite.Already one of Queensland’s richest developer family firms Pradella has postponed a major apartment project, after asking for a four-year extension from Brisbane City Council. The state government opened the door to developers postponing projects by as much as four years after it amended existing land laws to permit the hefty extensions.Latest industry reports estimate it will take more than two years for developers to sell off apartments that are currently on the market in inner Brisbane, with 45 per cent of projects in the development pipeline also on hold.With sales volumes dropping off a cliff, buyers who’ve already paid deposits — like Stephen Fry in Pradella’s Breeze — have been left in the lurch. Mr Fry struggled to get answers from Pradella and its marketers Position Property for the better part of this year as to why the site was still bare earth.“I certainly wouldn’t have bought there if I knew there was any sort of hint that they wouldn’t build in time,” he said. “I went out and bought furniture thinking I’d be moving in November.”He was shocked when shown a document signed by Pradella head Kim Pradella asking for a four-year extension in April this year — which council granted. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoPradella’s new date to begin Breeze construction is January 2018.last_img read more

SeaBird Wraps Up Acquisition of BOA Galatea

first_imgSeaBird Exploration has completed the acquisition of BOA Galatea vessel from BOA SBL.The company entered into an agreement with BOA in May 2019, to acquire two vessels, BOA Galatea and BOA Thalassa.The acquisition of BOA Thalassa was completed on June 13, 2019, and the acquisition of BOA Galatea was completed on July 25, 2019.23,055,372 new shares of the company has been issued as part consideration for the vessel.The company earlier noted that values the vessels at NOK 185 million (close to $22 million).last_img read more

Premier League club plot move for Napoli’s Lozano

first_imgAccording to Cronache di Napoli, Lozano could be involved in a swap deal for West Ham’s Felipe Anderson .Anderson spent five years at Lazio before moving to the Premier League in 2018 but it hasn’t worked out for him either after his 42 million euro transfer. The Mexican international has struggled to make an impact in Serie A after joining Napoli from PSV Eindhoven last summer. Read Also: Ronaldo shares cute family pic to wish fans Happy EasterSeeing as neither forward is going through their best time at their respective clubs, coaches David Moyes and Gennaro Gattuso would be prepared to do a deal.Everton and Atletico Madrid are also thought to be interested in Lozano , who has four years left on his deal at Napoli.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Hirving Lozano is reportedly attracting interest from West Ham.Advertisement Promoted ContentWill You Recognize Celebs In Their Kid Photos?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too Soon6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes6 Best 90’s Action Movies From Your ChildhoodWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show Youlast_img read more

Cahir well aware of challenge posed by county champions Loughmore Castleiney

first_imgLoughmore meanwhile will be hoping to make it back to back wins and while its been a long 24 months for his side Declan Laffan is hopeful they have it in the tank to go all the way on SundaySunday’s County Football Final throws in at 1.30 in Leahy Park in Cashel.Tipp FM will have full live coverage in association with Dolans Supervalu and The Gate House Bar, Cahir. Cahir manager Tom McGlinchy says the South Tipp side are under no illusions about the battle they face in this weekends Senior Football Final.The South Tipp side – which has been carrying an underdogs tag for much of the Club Championship – will square up to the reigning champs Loughmore Castleiney on Sunday.It’s been a decade since Cahir lifted such silverware but Tom McGlinchy believes they will face the challenge head on – like all their other matcheslast_img read more

EveryMatrix completes full upgrade of Adjarabet casino offering

first_img StumbleUpon Related Articles Submit EveryMatrix supports Enlabs with Optibet esports launch June 22, 2020 Share BetVictor boosts casino portfolio with EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine June 25, 2020 Share Stian Hornsletten, EveryMatrix: Closing the gap from sports to casino May 14, 2020 Stian Hornsletten – EveryMatrixLeading Georgia and Armenia gambling operator Adjarabet has confirmed that it has revamped its online casino services, utilising EveryMatrix’s ‘CasinoEngine’ platform.Updating the market, EveryMatrix has completed the successful installation of CasinoEngine platform within Adjarabet’s existing digital framework, significantly boosting the operator’s RNG games and live casino content inventory.Beyond gaming content, Adjarabet customers will benefit from faster game loading times combined with improved UX functionalities delivered by the new platform. Tom Hutchinson, Director of Casino at Adjarabet detailed the CasinoEngine upgrade as a critical project for 2018: “We’re very excited to have integrated the EveryMatrix CasinoEngine into our existing platform. The CasinoEngine will allow us to launch the broad selection of Casino vendors offered by EveryMatrix onto the Adjarabet sites at a much faster rate than was possible before, solidifying our market-leading position in Georgia and positioning us well to increase our market share in Armenia”Stian Hornsletten, Executive Director and CasinoEngine CEO commented: “We are proud to see Tier 1 operators such as Adjarabet being enabled by EveryMatrixtechnology and benefiting from our Integration Platform scalability, flexibility and agile service management whilst retaining operational control of the elements they see as core to their business and brand proposition. Adjarabet signing, and the present robust client portfolio are a vindication of the investments we have made in recent years towards our long-term strategy of being product-leaders in niche gaming verticals.”last_img read more

DraftKings Saturday Showdown Picks: NFL DFS lineup advice for Buccaneers vs. Texans, Patriots vs. Bills, 49ers vs. Rams

first_imgWeek 16 starts on Saturday with three games: Buccaneers vs. Texans, Patriots vs. Bills and 49ers vs. Rams. Much like Thanksgiving, that provides the possibility of playing three, single-game NFL DFS contests throughout the day. We’re here with DraftKings Showdown advice and picks to help you get the weekend off to a good start, especially if you’ve missed out on the fantasy football playoffs.All three lineups go a bit off the top option at captain, but that allows us to jam in most of each game’s studs into the main portion of our lineups. Our two big fades are Breshad Perriman and Julian Edelman, but we go into why a bit more below. WEEK 16 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerDraftKings Showdown NFL DFS Picks: Buccaneers vs. TexansCaptain (1.5x price, 1.5x points): WR Justin Watson, Buccaneers ($9,600)The big risk we’re taking in this lineup is fading Breshad Perriman, but we wanted to get both passing games in here as much as we could, so our captain is Watson. The assumption that Chris Godwin and Mike Evans would both be out with hamstring injuries is now official, and so Watson is the No. 2 WR in a pass-happy offense that should see plenty of targets.FLEX: QB Deshaun Watson, Texans ($12,400)One of the best quarterbacks in football going up against one of the league’s worst secondaries? Yes please.FLEX: WR DeAndre Hopkins, Texans ($12,200)No one on the Buccaneers will come close to covering Hopkins, and he and Watson are a chalky but much-needed stack here as they light up Tampa Bay.WEEK 16 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPFLEX: QB Jameis Winston, Buccaneers ($11,600)He’ll throw a few interceptions, and it won’t shock anyone. But it will be the consistent deep-ball throwing that will pay off big time — and if many others have played Perriman, we’ll get a piece of it through Jameis.FLEX: WR Ishmael Hyman, Buccaneers ($3,000)With Evans, Godwin and Scotty Miller out, Hyman should be the Bucs’ No. 3 WR, which means he’ll see more than half the snaps and probably six or more targets. In an offense built on downfield passing and in a game that should feature lots of points, there are a ton of routes to value for Hyman.FLEX: RB Dare Ogunbowale, Buccaneers ($1,000)If we’re believing in Tampa Bay’s passing game playing such a huge role Saturday, we’ll use our final dollars on the Bucs’ passing-down back, in hopes that he gets solid playing time on a day no one will be running at all.SATURDAY DFS: DraftKings main slate lineup | Showdown lineupsDraftKings Saturday Showdown Advice: Patriots vs. BillsCaptain (1.5x price, 1.5x points): WR Cole Beasley, Bills ($12,000)Beasley has a couple things going for him in this game. The first is DK’s PPR scoring. The second is that Pats’ stud corner Stephon Gilmore should take John Brown out of the game on the outside. And the third is that New England should blitz Josh Allen a lot, which means quick passes to Beasley should be the order of the day.FLEX: QB Josh Allen, Bills ($10,400)Allen has too many ways of putting together a solid fantasy day to fade him in a game where we’re already fading Julian Edelman. Even in a sort of bland game against Pittsburgh, he ran for a touchdown and threw another.FLEX: QB Tom Brady, Patriots ($10,200)Brady hasn’t been good this year, but it doesn’t make sense to fade a QB from the team we’ll have two WRs from. We never really know what New England will do with their gameplan, so maybe it will decide to work the passing game early and often anyway.FLEX: RB Sony Michel, Patriots ($7,200)Michel followed up a nine-snap Week 14 with a 19-carry Week 15, so we could be looking at any number of outcomes here. He’s just a bit too cheap for a back who could end up with 19 carries again.FLEX: WR N’Keal Harry, Patriots ($5,200)We’re fading Edelman because if he plays, he’ll definitely be hindered by injury, and if he doesn’t, it sets everyone below him up for success. I’d actually make the case that Harry’s pricing should be flipped with Mohamed Sanu’s, but both can come at values (and one could return extreme value) with Edelman hurting.FLEX: WR Mohamed Sanu, Patriots ($4,400)Sanu led New England wide receivers in snaps and was targeted eight times a week ago. The fact that he caught only two is slightly concerning, but we’ll bet on the workload leading to more production this time around.WEEK 16 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endDraftKings Showdown NFL DFS Lineup: 49ers vs. RamsCaptain (1.5x price, 1.5x points): RB Raheem Mostert, 49ers ($12,900)As long as Kyle Shanahan doesn’t do anything crazy, Mostert will continue leading this backfield and provide a good mixture of touch floor and big-play ceiling out of our captain spot in a game the Niners should be seeking to bounceback.FLEX: QB Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers ($9,400)We’re going to try and lock down as much San Francisco scoring as we can here by getting involved in the running and passing game. Garoppolo doesn’t throw a ton, but when he does, he’s effective.FLEX: TE George Kittle, 49ers ($9,200)Kittle is the focal point of the San Francisco offense, and he’s worth every bit of this price. Even his floor game is a decent outcome.FLEX: RB Todd Gurley, Rams ($8,800)San Francisco’s defense doesn’t necessarily have a weakness, although it’s a bit dinged up and might give some room for the L.A. offense to work. Gurley makes the most sense as our highest-priced Ram thanks to the built-in workload floor of a starting RB.FLEX: WR Brandin Cooks, Rams ($5,000) Cooks had a bit better game in Week 15 than he’d been having, and we all know what he used to be capable of. We’ll hope on a strong finish to the season for Cooks. At the beginning of the year, you’d never expect to be able to get him at this price.FLEX: K Robbie Gould, 49ers ($4,000)If all our San Franciso offensive players can’t finish the job, Gould will with a leg that’s been locked in the past few weeks. You could also use Greg Zuerlein here, but he’s hurting at the moment.last_img read more

Odds even as Petron, F2 begin PSL battle

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson But if one would go by the candid, post-semifinal pronouncements of Petron imports Lindsay Stalzer and Hillary Hurley, that match is not an accurate gauge of how the best-of-three title series would go.“That was definitely not our best game when we played them,” said Stalzer, who is looking to give the Blaze Spikers their first Grand Prix title after two runner-up finishes to fallen champion Foton Tornadoes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseGame 1 is set at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre, preceded by the battle for third place between Foton and Cocolife at 4:15 p.m.“Oh, we have exponentially gone better since then,” Stalzer added on Saturday, right after their four-set win that eliminated the Tornadoes, 30-28, 21-25, 25-23, 25-21. “They are a disciplined team, but we are not that pressured,” said De Jesus. “Right now we are just preparing against them. Not all teams are given the opportunity to play the finals, now that we are here we will take advantage of that.”Stalzer will be playing against former Jakarta Elektrik teammate Maria Jose Perez, the Cargo Movers spearhead.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Based on the their lone meeting this conference, the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix championship series between F2 Logistics and Petron should be a tight, tough-to-call battle.After all, F2 Logistics barely edged Petron in the elimination round, 25-21, 20-25, 25-23, 25-22, to dominate early in the conference.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Southwoods wary of formidable Fil-Am field Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For Hurley, their loss to F2 served as an impetus for Petron to work on the other aspects of their game.“I’d like to thank F2, actually, because after that loss, that was the fire that we needed to really come together as a team and we really developed since then,” said Hurley.“We have really come to know each other after that, so we bonded and work on our communication,” said Petron coach Shaq delos Santos.The Blaze Spikers’ communication inside the court will be crucial against the Cargo Movers, whose main strength is familiarity considering that most of their players and coaches come from La Salle, the reigning UAAP champion.F2 Logistics coach Ramil de Jesus characteristically downplayed their chances and instead dwelled on how potent Petron’s lineup is, especially their imports and Japanese libero Yuri Fukuda.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more