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Letters to the Editor for Sunday, Nov. 24


first_imgParking charges will drive customers awayIn response to the Nov. 18 article “City mulls successes and image problems,” I find it remarkable that local leaders in Schenectady manage a “one foot forward and two steps back “ approach.The revitalization of Proctors has been an invaluable asset to Schenectady, bringing in large crowds.This brings business to the local businesses and restaurants.The parking options were without charge; it felt very welcoming until recently.“Hamilton” came to Schenectady, and suddenly there were money-grabbing attendants in the lots which were once free.The large sandwich board signs advertise parking fees Monday through Friday, and they now have attendants shaking patrons down for $5 to $10 on the weekend matinees.One attendant explained that LAZ parking would only be charging fees for “the Big Ones,”  which I assumed to be the most well-attended shows.Shame on the city leaders allowing this.As leaders attempt to figure out how best to “keep lights in downtown shining,” free parking, especially parking that offers reasonable walking distances to shops and eateries, evaporates in the name of greed.We now use the crowded free parking lots at more remote areas to attend shows at Proctors.But by doing this, we have found it is safer and easier to dine somewhere outside of Schenectady after the show.What a shame.Laura MooreBallston SpaTrump is only looking out for Number 1Anyone who accuses The Daily Gazette of being permeated with liberal bias ought to read Hugh Hewitt’s rant on Nov. 9: “Senate must not legitimatize House’s sham impeachment.”He asks what’s in the best interest of the Constitution, the Senate and President Trump?Please note that the American people and the country are not mentioned. Donald Trump and his fake “conservatives” and international oligarchs will look out for POTUS and anyone else who can fill their needs now and, in the future.But who will stand in the interest of this country?Betty PieperScotiaRep. Stefanik has her priorities misplacedElise Stefanik has, over the course of a brief career in Congress, proven herself to be a power-hungry lightweight, seeking the limelight no matter how cheap the ploy.When our local community suffered great loss of life in the horrific limo crash of 2018, Ms. Stefanik grabbed the microphone and started preaching about enacting federal legislation.She knew very well it wasn’t about lack of state laws regulating limos, but it was about the limo owner, Nauman Hussein, allegedly breaking the existing state laws.Now Rep. Stefanik has inserted herself into the impeachment proceedings against President Trump.She fans the fires of conspiracy theories involving Ukraine and Vice President Biden’s son, Hunter. Yet she ignores the fact that former Republican Congressman John Sweeney is paid over $750,000 a year (Daily Gazette story) by a Kremlin-controlled bank.Isn’t it curious that Mr. Sweeney was one of the first to endorse Trump and work for Trump’s campaign? Isn’t it also curious that Trump denies Russian interference in the 2016 election, believing Putin over our own U.S. intelligence?One wonders why Rep. Stefanik is not calling for investigations of Trump and Sweeney. Is she hoping for her own Russian windfall in a few years?Michael WinnSaratoga SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionVote out Trump to rescue the planetIt isn’t the economy, health care, nor immigration. No.The most important issue today is whether life on Planet Earth is to survive.We’ve already lost thousands of species, and human life continues to be on the Endangered Species List.Donald “coal is beautiful” Trump is the greatest threat to life on Earth as the cheerleader of the fossil fuel industry. He’s not only a climate denier, but a science denier.A statement signed by 11,000 scientists in over 150 countries, published in “BioScience,” issued this dire warning: “The climate crisis is accelerating faster than most scientists expected. It is more severe than anticipated, threatening natural ecosystems and the fate of humanity.”Findings published in “Nature Communications” warned of global sea levels rising between two and seven feet over the course of this century. By mid-century, some 300 million homes will be threatened by flooding.Trump’s response is to relax limits on coal plants discharging contaminated waste into waterways and to give them two more years to comply with some rules.His EPA repealed curbs on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, and he intends to have the United States formally withdrawn from the Paris Climate Agreement by Nov. 4, 2020, a day after he hopes to be re-elected, making the United States the only country in the world not a member.Whether Trump is impeached or voted out, he must be stopped. It doesn’t matter whether you have a job or your health if you don’t have a planet.Richard W. Lewis, Jr.Glenvillelast_img read more


Ivy Tech hosts ‘Next Level Jobs’ forum


first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — Ivy Tech Community College is hosting a special event October 18 at Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg to introduce working adults to the state’s Next Level Jobs initiative and educational opportunities at the College.Next Level Jobs is a statewide initiative to take the state’s workforce to the next level with a focus on the high-priority industries and in-demand, high-paying jobs driving Indiana’s 21st Century economy forward. Funded by the Workforce Ready Grant, Next Level Jobs provides an opportunity for Hoosier working adults to earn a high-value certificate at Ivy Tech Community College free of cost to the student.Working adults can learn more about this opportunity and the education pathways available through Ivy Tech at the Next Level Jobs event from 6-8 p.m. October 18 at Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg, 50 Walnut Street.At the NLJ event, adults will have the opportunity to enroll in a Next Level Jobs program for spring 2019 and learn how they can earn college credit for what they already know. To eligibility qualifications for Next Level Jobs and to RSVP for the event, please click here.last_img read more


USC Security Roundup


first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the Department of Public Safety incident report summary between Thursday, Oct. 22, and Friday, Oct. 23. Crimes against a personAt 4:26 p.m. on Oct. 22, it was reported that a patient at the Keck Hospital of USC reported that an employee slapped his hand. The patient will not be pressing criminal charges against the employee.Crimes against propertyAt 9:03 a.m. on Oct. 22, a vehicle was reported as vandalized at 36th Street and Catalina Street. The student’s car was scratched with a hard object.At 10:40 a.m. on Oct. 22, a student reported that an unknown suspect had made unauthorized purchases with the student’s personal credit card.At 10:50 a.m. on Oct. 22, a student’s bicycle was reported as stolen off campus at 1211 37th Dr.At 4:55 p.m. on Oct. 22, a student’s laptop was stolen from the University Gateway Apartments.At 8:23 p.m. on Oct. 22, a student at the New/North Residence Hall reported that a suspect had entered his room and vandalized his TV and laptop. No property was stolen.Miscellaneous incidentsAt 3:15 p.m. on Oct. 22, a student near the Health Sciences Campus reported that she believed her boyfriend had installed spyware on her computer.At 12:09 a.m. on Oct. 23, it was reported that a student was taken to a local hospital to be treated for intoxication. The student, who was picked up at the Row, was underage.At 3:17 p.m. on Oct. 23, it was reported that a staff member who sustained injuries during a fall was transported to a local clinic for treatment.last_img read more


Hughes makes flying start as Southampton reach FA Cup semis


first_imgSouthampton joined Tottenham and Manchester United in the semi-finals, with Leicester and Chelsea meeting in the last quarter-final later on Sunday.It will be Saints’ first appearance in the last four in 15 years. Nevertheless, a trip to Wembley in the semi-finals could provide a welcome tonic as the new manager tries to make his presence felt.It was essential Southampton avoided following in the footsteps of Manchester City, West Ham and Bournemouth — top-flight sides who had all perished against third tier giant-killers Wigan in the FA Cup this season.They achieved that aim thanks to second half goals from Pierre Emile Hojbjerg and Cedric Soares. Wigan, United Kingdom | AFP | Mark Hughes enjoyed the ideal start to his Southampton reign as the struggling Premier League club reached the FA Cup semi-finals with a 2-0 win at Wigan on Sunday.Hughes was hired as Southampton manager this week to replace the sacked Mauricio Pellegrino and the former Saints striker had an immediate impact on his new team.Hughes’ main goal is to help Southampton preserve their top-flight status and they dropped into the relegation zone on Saturday as Crystal Palace won in the league while the Saints were preparing for their quarter-final.center_img “It was an important day for the players today. I have been really impressed with the quality of the talent I have,” said Hughes, who was sacked by Stoke earlier this season.“They have lost a bit of confidence recently but they are good players.“We stood up to Wigan. It was a statement of intent and a start.“We have work to do in the Premier League, but we will enjoy this moment.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more


Marvel’s “Agent Carter” uses Santa Anita Park as Backdrop


first_imgGood news race fans! Whether you’re into Marvel Comics or secret-agent shows, see one of our favorite spy track down a suspect at The Great Race Place.Can you see Santa Anita Park in the below promo?Courtesy of the Los Angeles Magazinelast_img


Report: Liverpool 3 Maribor 0


first_imgLiverpool 3 Maribor 0: Second-half treble breaks stubborn Slovenian resistance Jamie Smith Last updated 2 years ago 05:38 11/2/17 Mohamed Salah Getty Images Jurgen Klopp’s Reds are in control of Group E after a battling 3-0 home win against Maribor in the Champions League on Wednesday. Liverpool took a step towards the Champions League knockout stages with a hard-fought 3-0 win at home to Maribor on Wednesday that sent them top of Group E with two games to play.The Reds had beaten Maribor 7-0 in the reverse game a fortnight ago but Jurgen Klopp’s men found the Slovenian champions much harder to open up at Anfield.Liverpool had taken just four minutes to break the deadlock in Slovenia but they were made to wait until the second half after a frustrating first 45 minutes that saw no clear-cut chances at either end. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Mohamed Salah’s delightful flick from a whipped right-wing Trent Alexander-Arnold cross eased the tension, although Jasmin Handanovic soon stopped James Milner from extending the lead by saving the midfielder’s penalty after Roberto Firmino was brought down.Milner somewhat made amends with a lovely assist for the second goal after 64 minutes, though, Emre Can bending in a fantastic first-time strike that gave Handanovic no chance.Sevilla’s victory over Spartak Moscow leaves Liverpool – who wrapped up the win through Daniel Sturridge – top with eight points ahead of their matchday five meeting against the LaLiga side, while bottom side Maribor can mathematically still qualify, but are four points adrift.Three #UCL points for the Reds! pic.twitter.com/7UMafR4dLb— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 1, 2017Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was handed a rare start in the absence of injured Philippe Coutinho and the England man had the first opening, seeing a shot blocked by Jean-Claude Billong.Jurgen Klopp used the chance to rest Jordan Henderson but the club captain had to come on after just 15 minutes when Georginio Wijnaldum succumbed to injury.Liverpool finally forced a save from Handanovic after 29 minutes, the goalkeeper at full stretch to tip over a deflected Firmino header that was looping into the top-left corner.Can and Salah wasted decent chances as Maribor held firm throughout the first half despite Liverpool’s dominance of the ball, their share of the possession topping 80 per cent.Maribor’s gritty resistance was broken a mere three minutes after the restart, however.13 – Mohamed Salah has been directly involved in 13 goals for Liverpool this season (10 goals, 3 assists); more than any other player. Vital pic.twitter.com/e38Ny3u2fB— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 1, 2017Joel Matip fed Alexander-Arnold and the young full-back provided a fine whipped cross that Salah turned in with a neat improvised first-time finish for his fourth Champions League goal of the season.Firmino drew a penalty by being fouled by Aleksandar Rajcevic after beating the Maribor defender with a fine piece of skill, but Handanovic brilliantly denied the usually reliable Milner from 12 yards by diving low to his left to push the shot on to the post.Salah should have buried a header from a fine Alberto Moreno cross after 55 minutes as Liverpool threatened to run riot, before Billing headed a corner wide from a rare Maribor attack.But the second goal duly arrived thanks to Liverpool’s most incisive move, Can swapping passes with Milner and placing a terrific 20-yard shot into Handanovic’s bottom-left corner.pic.twitter.com/fay94Oe8cr— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 1, 2017Liverpool added to their lead in the last minute of normal time, substitute Sturridge lashing in a left-footed strike after Maribor failed to clear a Moreno centre, but a November 21 trip to Seville will remain decisive for Klopp’s side. KEY OPTA STATS- Liverpool have kept four clean sheets in their last five games in all competitions, after managing none in the seven games before that.- Maribor are without a win in their last 15 Champions League games (D5 L10).- Liverpool have failed to score with five of their last seven penalties in all competitions, including each of their last three.- Emre Can netted his first-ever Champions League goal, in his 13th appearance in the competition.- Daniel Sturridge bagged his first Champions League goal in almost seven years, since scoring for Chelsea against MSK Zilina on November 23rd 2010. read morelast_img read more