Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, Jan. 29

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionNY’s new abortion law goes too farThe Reproductive Health Act (RHA) was fast-tracked in our state Legislature and was passed on the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Gov. Andrew Cuomo had RHA as a focal point of his re-election campaign last fall. Recently, the governor even rallied with Hillary Clinton in New York City in support of RHA. Unfortunately, many misconceptions exist regarding the RHA: one being that it would simply codify Roe v. Wade. However, the RHA an extreme expansion of the current state abortion policy. The RHA is a horrendous bill. It would: 1. Eliminate the requirement that abortions be performed only by licensed physicians, 2. Take abortion-related crimes off the books in cases where pregnant women miscarry after being assaulted. 3. Allow third-trimester abortions for any reason (removing ambiguity in existing laws) 4. Make it legal for viable babies born alive following late-term abortions to be denied medical care.  Last week on I-90 in Albany, there was a huge lighted billboard that read, “We Deserve the Reproductive Health Act.” Who are the “We”? Certainly not the pre-born babies whose lives are being taken.After the bill passed, one of the female legislators stood and stressed that this law was mostly about a woman’s right to choose her reproductive health. Certainly allowing a baby that’s born alive after a late-term abortion to lie on a table left to die is totally unconscionable. It’s murder. Is this what the “We” really want or deserve? Stand up and say absolutely not.Madeline DerwinJohnstown Trump has dubious accomplishmentsThese are the things Trump has done: He’s created more jobs. I’m not sure how, but this is what everybody tells me. He has alienated our allies. He’s fired more in-house people in his government, chosen by him, than any other president of all time.He’s weakened the EPA and gutted the Clean Air Act. This might not affect us, but will our grandchildren or their children. But he thinks this is OK. He won’t be around when this happens, long after he’s gone.Fossil fuel has nothing to do with climate change, he believes. It’s people and cows that are causing this fake news about global warming. All immigrants are criminals. He’s not fussy about nationality, just everybody.He wants the wall because this will probably be what he will be remembered by and what he did as president.Anne FringoMiddleburgh Develop a healthy bond with siblingsAs a  parent you can have a huge impact on your children’s older adult life by encouraging healthy supportive sibling bonds. It may also affect your own health and well-being, because siblings with already-established healthy relationships are much more equipped to take care of you as you age. If you have a sister, consider yourself extremely lucky. Most sister/sister relationships remain a constant strong bond throughout life. Even brother/sister relationships are as strong and supportive. This is attributed to the emotional expressiveness when one takes the role as a nurturer.Probably the healthiest adult sibling relationships are either congenial or loyal. Seeing your siblings as close friends and having some family loyalty can come in handy as you get older. Many older adults find sibling relationships more satisfying and reliable in their lives. They seem to grow closer as the years go by. If you can live a life like this, it will be well worth  it, because nothing is more important than your family. Walter “Neal” BrazellRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

Luxury Gold Coast home sold as agents adapt

first_imgAmir Prestige principal Amir Mian outside the Surfers Paradise house he sold while new COVID-19 restrictions were being announced. Picture: Glenn HampsonAS Prime Minister Scott Morrison was announcing new restrictions on auctions and open homes, a multi million-dollar property changed hands on the Gold Coast.Valued at more than $3 million, the luxury four-bedroom home on the waterfront in Surfers Paradise sold on Wednesday evening.As contracts were being signed, Mr Morrison suspended public gatherings for auctions and group open homes prompting local agents to implement new measures. Ray White Surfers Paradise Group CEO Andrew Bell said online auctions and phone bids will be the norm. Picture: Jerad WilliamsRay White Surfers Paradise Group, who conducts in-room auctions every month and on-site auctions each weekend, plans to do more business online. CEO Andrew Bell said up to 40 per cent of buyers already bid over the phone for Gold Coast properties which attract higher interest from interstate and overseas buyers. “We prefer to do business face-to-face but given that’s out we can still function,” he said.“You can still watch an auction online and bid over the phone, so from our perspective it’s business as usual in the auction sphere.”The Real Estate Industry of Queensland will seek further clarity from the federal governmentregarding outdoor residential auctions that adhere to outdoor restrictions already in place.Meanwhile, realestate.com.au has fast-tracked the launch of a new Digital Inspections feature which allows agents to use video to showcase listings. Kollosche director Michael Kollosche will vet buyers before granting an inspection.Prestige property agency Kollosche has gone one step further, introducing a list of criteria that buyers must meet in order to qualify for a private viewing or virtual inspection.Buyers must have driven past the property, provide written evidence of cash or finance, and confirm they have not travelled overseas in the past 28 days or been in contact with anyone infected with COVID-19.“We will not be doing any business with any person who is not in a position to buy a property,” said director Michael Kollosche. “We’re not here to run around or jeopardise anyone’s health, we’re only here to do business with people who are ready, willing and able to transact.” More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agocenter_img Face masks are now compulsory at Amir Prestige where Principal Amir Mian sold 38 Paradise Island while new restrictions were being announced. Picture Glenn HampsonAmir Prestige principal Amir Mian, who handled the sale of 38 Paradise Island, said deals were still being done, but technology and hygiene would play a greater role as agents adapted to the changes.“Virtual tours are being offered which also helps to pre-qualify buyers,” he said.“It’s now compulsory for all of our agents to wear face masks for private inspections as well as using hand sanitisers.”Mr Mian said the restrictions also served to weed out time wasters, bringing serious buyers to the fore.“Anyone who looks now is serious about buying and ready to do a deal,” he said.“As a seller, I’d rather have one qualified person than ten carpet crushers.”last_img read more

Bruce hopes to see best of Aluko

first_img “He’s one you enjoy watching because he’s a bit different.” Alan Irvine insists he does not fear the West Brom axe after meeting with chairman Jeremy Peace. The Baggies head coach has thanked Peace for his support as he comes under increasing pressure from supporters. Albion have lost their last four games and Irvine is favourite for the sack with some bookies but, after talking with Peace, remains unconcerned. “I spoke to the chairman after training but not about that and he didn’t speak to me about that,” he said. “He was great. I went to see him about a completely different matter. “We spent 15 minutes just chatting over different things and he was great, as he has been all of the time. “I’m really grateful for the support he’s given me. “I understand the way things are in this job. There’s a short-term culture nowadays and, if it’s not Alan Pardew getting stick, as he was six or seven weeks ago, it’s somebody else. “If it’s me at this time, hopefully I will be able to get to the situation Alan is in because it wasn’t that long ago I was at Stoke hearing people calling for his head. “They are such fine margins. We are not too far away from getting good results. “I don’t think anybody who has been at the last two games can think we are miles away from getting a good result. “We need some goals.” Captain Chris Brunt is out of the trip with a hamstring injury. The skipper limped off after making a tackle in Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat to West Ham, although Irvine is hopeful he will return next week. James Morrison (illness) and Sebastien Pocognoli (dead leg) are back but Jonas Olsson (Achilles) is out and Claudio Yacob serves the final game of a ban. Press Association Hull manager Steve Bruce is hoping fans will soon be able to see the real Sone Aluko make his mark on the Barclays Premier League. The Nigeria international was arguably the club’s best player in the first half of their 2012-13 promotion campaign before missing the rest of the season with an Achilles injury. Last term was equally frustrating, with his Achilles this time ruling him out for almost four months from October. But Bruce has never lost faith in a player he first worked with as a teenager at Birmingham, and has been desperate to see him back to form and fitness. He was handed a chance from the bench against Everton on Tuesday night, courtesy of the knee injury that is likely to sideline Mohamed Diame until the new year, and his response suggested Bruce’s wish could be about to come true. Aluko scored a fine leveller and excelled in support of Nikica Jelavic, who might have won it for Hull had his finish matched Aluko’s set-up. “I was delighted for Sone,” said Bruce, who is likely to hand him only a second Premier League start of the season against West Brom on Saturday. “When I first arrived a couple of years ago he was the outstanding player in the Championship. Unfortunately he damaged his Achilles so badly he missed all the rest of that season and even last year was stop-start. “In my experience when you’ve had serious injuries and been out for a year it can take you as long again to be really, really back to being that comfortable. That especially goes if you play like Sone, who is all about twisting and turning and moving. “But I’m delighted because he’s worked extremely hard and stuck at it. I pulled him aside before the Everton game and said he was very unlucky not to start because he did very well as a sub at Old Trafford, which is a good sign. “I know he’s looking forward to the challenge of playing week-in, week-out in the Premier League because he’s been blighted by injury. Let’s just hope he has a bit of luck because he is a very talented player. last_img read more

Pochettino hails retiring Friedel

first_img After a career spanning three decades, the the American, who turns 44 on Monday, is at last calling time on his playing career, 17 years after first arriving in England. The former Liverpool, Blackburn and Aston Villa goalkeeper is this summer hanging up his gloves and returning to the United States, where he will become an analyst, pundit and co-commentator for Fox Sports as well as Tottenham’s club ambassador there. Mauricio Pochettino has heaped praise on the retiring Brad Friedel, but the Tottenham head coach suggested there was unlikely to be a sentimental final appearance for the veteran goalkeeper. Friedel, capped 82 times at international level, may not have managed a single minute since Pochettino arrived as head coach last summer, yet the Argentinian only had praise for the outgoing keeper. “It’s a very special moment for him,” he said. “It’s been a real pleasure to work with him and to know him because he’s a top man, a top professional and it was fantastic to spend time with him this season. “It’s not easy at 44, but all his career he was very professional, he was one of the best keepers in England. “I think he’s crossed the line now because he wants to, not because his body says, ‘I cannot play any more’. He’s in a very good level in his physical condition.” Friedel may not have made it off the bench this season, but the news of his retirement has brought with it an understandable clamour from some for him to get a final run-out at Spurs. Saturday’s match against embattled Hull and the trip to Everton are the only opportunities remaining, but Pochettino indicated the American might not get a farewell game. “Maybe, you never know, in football you never know,” he said. “All players are always in my plans. It’s not easy, but you never know “Always we need to be professional. We have our emotion, but always in football you need to take a decision as a professional and we always need to show we are professional and this is the way we always take.” While Friedel is retiring, Pochettino predicted English football had not seen this last of him. The keeper has worked towards his coaching badges and the Spurs boss believes the goalkeeper would make a good manager. “Yes, why not? Brad is a very clever person and with his natural energy and his leadership he can easily manage a team in the Premier League – only if he wants to, and wants to take that way in his future,” Pochettino added. “But if he’s ready and he’s experienced – and he’s learned a lot about football in all of his career – I think it’s possible in the next few seasons he can manage and work in football.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Other Sports Japan Grand Prix Organisers Monitor Typhoon Hagibis, Rugby World Cup Matches Cancelled

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Tokyo: Japanese Grand Prix organisers on Thursday pledged that the safety of fans and drivers would be their top priority as they monitor a massive typhoon threatening to cause havoc at the weekend. Typhoon Hagibis is classed as “violent” — the top end of Japan’s storm scale and the equivalent of a category five hurricane — and is currently predicted to make landfall near Tokyo on Saturday. The latest forecasts for Saturday predict heavy rain and storm-force winds to batter the Suzuka Circuit, which lies near the Honshu coast about 300 kilometres (180 miles) west of Tokyo.  But clearer weather is forecast for Sunday, meaning qualifying could be postponed and shifted from Saturday to the morning of the race, something that has happened in Japan on two previous occasions, in 2004 and 2010. A Formula One statement on Thursday confirmed a decision on this weekend’s timetable would be made based on the safety of those at the circuit. “The FIA, Formula 1, Suzuka Circuit and the Japanese Automobile Federation are closely monitoring Typhoon Hagibis and its potential impact on the 2019 FIA Formula One Japanese Grand Prix,” the statement said.  Also Read | Typhoon Mangkhut: Four killed, 3.11 million evacuated as tropical storm lashes China”Every effort is being made to minimise disruption to the Formula 1 timetable, however the safety of the fans, competitors and everyone at the Suzuka Circuit remains the top priority. All parties will continue to monitor the situation and provide further updates in due course.” Also Read | Typhoon Jebi hits western Japan, nine killed, several injured French driver Jules Bianchi crashed in the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix after a typhoon brought wet conditions and reduced visibility to the Suzuka circuit. He died of his injuries the following year. The typhoon has also already affected the Rugby World Cup in Japan, with Saturday’s England-France and New Zealand-Italy final pool matches cancelled and other weekend matches in doubt.Rugby World Cup organizers cancelled Saturday’s game between England and France as well as New Zealand’s match against Italy due to the risk from Typhoon Hagibis, while Sunday’s key game between hosts Japan and Scotland remains in doubt. England and France have already booked a spot in the quarter-finals but the cancellation of New Zealand’s match means Italy are eliminated from contention. Tournament rules state that any pool game that cannot be played is not rescheduled and instead is recorded as a 0-0 draw, giving each team two points, with no bonus points available.last_img read more

Broncos add another target for Lock, grab D-back in third

first_img Associated Press April 24, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditJohn Elway pledged to give Drew Lock more weapons and the Denver Broncos general manager delivered with two terrific targets for the second-year quarterback.Elway selected Penn State speedster KJ Hamler with the 46th pick in the second round of the NFL draft Friday night, 24 hours after grabbing Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy at 15. Elway used his first of three picks in the third round on Iowa cornerback Michael Ojemudia, who will help fill the void left by the departure of Chris Harris Jr. to the Chargers this offseason. Broncos add another target for Lock, grab D-back in third Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6center_img “My hamstring’s all good,” Hamler said. “I’m fully healthy. I’m fully recovered. I’ve been running real good.”Even though he’s undersized, Hamler stood out even in a class of wide receivers like none other.Hamler said he was surprised when Elway picked him after spending his first pick on Jeudy, but he said he was eager to team up with Jeudy, Courtland Sutton and former college teammate DaeSean Hamilton in Denver, where he expects to quickly make his mark.“I’ve been an underdog my whole life. I’ve always had something to prove just because of my size,” Hamler said. “I had to develop in other areas to help out. So, my dog mentality, I do that on and off the field. I don’t take nothing from nobody. I don’t back down from nobody. It’s like a David and Goliath story. I’m the smallest guy with the smallest frame, but I’ll give you everything I’ve got.”___ The Broncos’ once-formidable offense has been stuck in neutral for five years and last season Denver averaged a meager 17.6 points a game, 28th in the NFL, as their playoff drought reached four seasons.Elway began bolstering his offense in free agency by luring in guard Graham Glasgow, running back Melvin Gordon, tight end Nick Vannett and backup quarterback Jeff Driskel A tweaked hamstring before the NFL scouting combine prevented Hamler from challenging John Ross’s record of 4.22 seconds set at the 2017 combine.“When I was training, I was running really good. I won’t say I think I was going to break the record, but I was going to be in the equation,” Hamler said. “I was going to be in the conversation — 4.2 was the only thing on my mind. Whether a mid-4.2 or a high 4.2 was the only time I was going to run.”He said the Broncos should see his speed as soon as the team reconvenes for workouts, something that’s up in the air because of the coronavirus outbreak. “I think I bring to the table speed, quickness, playmaking ability,” Hamler said. “I’m versatile, I can play outside and I can play in the slot. I can return kicks and punts. I’m a playmaker.”Hamler, who is generously listed at 5-foot-9 and 185 pounds, is elusive with an uncommon burst of speed and has modeled his game after DeSean Jackson and Steve Smith.The Broncos see him as a Tyreek Hill-type playmaker who can also serve as Denver’s kick returner and help the Broncos chase down Hill and the Super Bowl champion Chiefs in the AFC West.Hamler wasn’t sure if Elway told him he’d also return kicks.“I really couldn’t hear him just because my family was yelling and we were all crying,” Hamler said. “So it was kind of hard to hear him, but I hope he has that in mind. I would love to return kicks and punts.”last_img read more

Samson Siasia: Guilty, the Verdict?

first_imgAfter considering the complaint and the coach’s defence of a video documentary, the NFF Committee on Ethics and Fair Play placed a year ban on the former Kano Pillars coach plus a fine of $5,000 to the federation within three months.However, in spite of the glaring evidence of Yusuf’s wrongdoing, the Nigeria Football Coaches Association unashamedly pledged their support for the Super Eagles assistant coach.In the video, Yusuf and first assistant during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, appeared to have recieved $1000, to pick two players for the 2018 CHAN championship.He was further promised 15 per cent by the men posing as football agents of the players once they are able to seal a deal abroad.The association according to a communique signed by it’s chairman, Ladan Bosso, who was then the head coach of FC Ifeanyiubah said they did not believe the coach should be held liable for any wrongdoing even though they respect the FIFA code of ethics.“It is clear to the blind that the coach’s stand wasn’t distorted by the “triviality“ of the pecuniary gift made to him. The players in question prior to the issuance of the gift had already made the team and were in fact among the pillars of the team,” reads the statement.Former Nigeria Technical Advicer, Clemens Westerhof once alleged that players bribed their way into the national team in the past.The long-serving Nigerian manager said those players who did not merit a place in the national team got call-ups after giving money to the selectors.He said, “We had a situation where we had the wrong people in the wrong places, even in the FA”.Even though the Dutchman was not specific with the names of the players and coaches involved he insisted that monies usually exchanged hands between national team selectors and the players when places in the national team were considered.“We had cases where players paid $15,000 to the coach and say ‘I want to play for the national team’ and the coach would accept. They bought their way into the national team and it was an unbelievable situation. Very sad. I know these things,” Westerhof said.Indeed, the Nigeria Football Federation had to douse allegations that Flying Eagles coach, Paul Aigbogun, received bribe from players he selected for the U-20 World Cup in Poland after the team’s exit from the competition.A media report (not THISDAY)  had claimed some of the players were forced on Aigbogun for the tournament, which caused infighting among the technical crew during the tournament.“It has come to the notice of the Nigerian Football Federation that spurious messages have been doing the rounds on social media with the aim of denting the image of the Flying Eagles coach, Paul Aigbogun and by extension the NFF,” a tweet on the official Twitter handle of the NFF read.“In as much as the NFF understands Nigerians are not happy about the exit of the Flying Eagles from the U-20 World Cup in Poland, it is imperative that the federation clear the air on the rumours.Former Super Eagles striker and coach, Samson Siasia was banned for life and fined $50,000 by the world football governing body, FIFA for agreeing to ‘the manipulation of matches.’The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee of the world football body found Siasia guilty of having accepted that he would receive bribes in relation to the manipulation of matches in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics. According to the statement on the FIFA website, a wide-scale investigation was carried out on Siasia before the landmark judgment was delivered.The statement read: “The formal ethics proceedings against Mr. Siasia were initiated on February 11, 2019 and stem from an extensive investigation into matches that Mr. Wilson Raj Perumal attempted to manipulate for betting purposes.“This large-scale investigation was conducted by FIFA via its competent departments and in cooperation with the relevant stakeholders and authorities.“In its decision, the adjudicatory chamber found that Mr. Siasia had breached art. 11 (Bribery) of the 2009 edition of the FIFA Code of Ethics and banned him for life from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level. In addition, a fine in the amount of CHF 50,000 has been imposed on Mr. Siasia.“The decision was notified to Mr. Siasia today, the date on which the ban comes into force.” The former Super Eagles coach has however denied any wrongdoing in the allegations of bribery and match manipulations levelled against him by world football body, FIFA.Siasia also said that he was yet to be notified by FIFA on the life ban the international football body placed on him on football activities, following the allegations of bribery and manipulation of matches at the international level. Siasia, who made his position known last Friday, also said that he was never invited by FIFA to tell his own side of the story. He said that he was hearing about the allegations against him from FIFA for the first time.According to him, “I don’t know anything about this. I did nothing wrong and I have not received any letter from FIFA.” The former Eagles coach said he would fight this to clear his name.Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Monday said that it was “shocked” by FIFA’s decision to impose a life ban on former national coach and vowed to overturn it.Acting NFF president Seyi Akinwunmi said in a statement, that the FIFA report had been given to the body’s lawyers “to study and provide legal advice to the federation,” he said, adding that Siasia “gave his all for Nigeria.”The statement added: “The NFF was shocked to learn of the investigation and subsequent decision by the FIFA Ethics Committee (Adjudicatory Chamber) placing a life ban on Mr. Samson Siasia.“He is a football legend but most importantly he is a Nigerian.“We respect the FIFA processes. The least we as a Federation can do is empathise with him at this time make ourselves available to him and hope that in some way he is able to clear his name.”In a chat with THISDAY, the National PRO, Nigeria Coaches Association, Etta Egbe said he was equally shocked at FIFA allegation and eventual ban on Siasia but said he would not like to comment further on the matter since there were already team of lawyers in place working the case.“I was very shocked when I heard the news, but since the legal team are working on the matter I am not competent to talk on the issue, Egbe said,Siasia played 51 international matches for Nigeria, in which he scored 13 goals. He was part of the team that participated in the 1994 FIFA World Cup and won the 1994 African Nations Cup.He was also a member of the Nigerian team that won bronze at 1992 African Nations Cup in Senegal.He participated in the National Team over a period of 11 years.In 2005, Siasia coached the Under 20 team and took them to the final of the 2005 Under-20 World Cup before losing to Argentina 2–1. He also assisted Augustine Eguavoen in coaching the national team.He is the third African to be banned by FIFA for his links to Perumal after former Sierra Leone FA official Abu Bakarr Kabba and former Botswana FA official Mooketsi Kgotlele were suspended in July for five years and for life respectively.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Soccer fans in Nigeria were last week shocked at the life ban placed on former Nigeria international and coach, Samson Siasia by the world football governing body-FIFA over allegation of bribery. While for some, it just goes to justify the yet to be proved allegation that Nigeria coaches collect bribes from players to be invited to camp or fielded, others were of the opinion that FIFA’s information on the allegation was too vague to justify such a monumental verdict   As recent as a year ago, Super Eagles’ Assistant Coach, Salisu Yusuf was banned for one year from all football-related activities by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) after he was caught on camera collecting bribe from undercover journalists who pretended to be football agents.The footage, shot by BBC’s Ghanaian reporter Anas Aremeyaw Anas in September 2017, showed Yusuf collecting a handful of money, reportedly, $1000 cash.last_img read more

Syracuse looks to exhibit depth of senior class in groups final home game

first_imgJohn Galloway came to Wohl Field for practice Tuesday afternoon with a lot to say. As he approached senior attack Chris Daniello, the chirping began.‘Oh my God, player of the week, Chris Daniello,’ said Galloway, a grin on his face. ‘Nike Player of the Week, Chris Daniello.’But the soft-spoken Daniello had a retort of his own.‘You are the player of the year candidate,’ Daniello said. ‘I just have the weekly honor, you are going for the whole year award.’And with that exchange, the depth of the Syracuse University lacrosse team came through. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange boasts seven players who have at least 15 points this season. Through 11 games, six different players have led the team in points. SU is tied with Virginia for the most Tewaaraton Trophy nominees with four. But this Saturday, when the No. 1 Orange (10-1, 3-0 Big East) take on a winless Providence (0-11, 0-3) squad on Senior Day at 2 p.m. at the Carrier Dome, the team hopes a new dimension of their depth will have a chance to shine. Junior long-stick midfielder Joel White said he hopes some other players get a chance to show they can play, too.‘We have a bunch of seniors on this team who have done a lot, and they work so hard every single day,’ White said. ‘Hopefully we can get a couple goals up on Providence, and they can get in and have fun out there.’Of the 10 seniors on the Syracuse roster, only four players — Max Bartig, Matt Tierney, Cody Jamieson and Daniello — have seen consistent playing time this season. Bartig only appeared in 10 games last season and Cody Jamieson in six, after transferring from Onondaga Community College. But it is the rest of the seniors — Al Cavalieri, Joe Coulter, Gavin Jenkinson, Tyler Hlawati and Brandon Conlin — that have limited game experience.Jenkinson has taken the most faceoffs on the team and has won 57 percent of them. Coulter and Hlawati have appeared in all 11 games this season and each has scooped up nine ground balls. And if you ask Galloway, his backup Cavalieri could start just about anywhere else. ‘The group has come a long way,’ said SU head coach John Desko. ‘They didn’t help us immediately as freshman. They had to pay their dues and stick with the system and work hard to get better to be able to help this team this year.’Though on paper the seniors are contributing the most this season since their arrival at SU, they have provided advice and guidance all along. None was more important than what they told the class below them after they experienced a 5-8 season in 2007. White said he still feels the effects of what these seniors told his class after that year.‘I am really proud of how they brought us freshman up,’ White said. ‘We wouldn’t be the team we are right now without them. They said we don’t want another 5-8 season so we better turn things around.’Since then, the senior class has gone a combined 42-5 and won two national championships.  Galloway is a member of the class with White, who heard the advice loud and clear. Three years later, it is about giving back to those seniors.‘We are excited for the seniors to have their last day in the Dome,’ Galloway said. ‘We want to send them off the right way.’And hopefully for the Orange, that way will show another dimension of the SU depth. A dimension that goes beyond Tierney, Bartig and the Nike/Inside Lacrosse Player of the Week in Daniello. ‘The whole class has really come on hot this season,’ Galloway said. ‘There are a lot of key guys in that group like Bartig and Tierney. But those are just to name a few. We are going to send them off the way they deserve.’restern@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Published on April 21, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

The Afro Carib Festival Comes to the Miramar Amphitheater

first_imgMIRAMAR, Florida – The City of Miramar’s Vice Mayor Alexandra P. Davis will host the Afro Carib Festival at the Miramar Amphitheater located at 16801 Miramar Parkway on Saturday, February 29th from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. This signature event is part of a month-long celebration of Black History Month.Vice Mayor Alexandra P. Davis stated, “We are so excited to be hosting the first Afro Carib Festival right here in Miramar. February is Black History Month and it also happens to be Reggae Month. We have put together an artist lineup that is exceptional. We are fusing the different genres of music from the African Diaspora and we hope Miramar residents and visitors from all over can come out to enjoy great music at a gorgeous venue.”Headliners at the Afro Carib Festival include reggae sensation, Capleton, Afro-Beats artist Stonebwoy from Ghana and Amara La Negra. They will be joined by Julien Believe and Jay Shep from the Bahamas, gospel-reggae singer, Soné and the Gutta Twins from Jamaica. Miramar’s own Tone C will also be performing. The event will be hosted by Yvette Marshall and Lance-O of Kulcha Shok Muzik with DJ Mikey Mike.The festivities will also include food trucks offering multicultural cuisine, local vendors and much more. Event sponsors include Aetna, Workspace Property Trust, WZOP/WZPP Radio and CES Consultants.The Afro Carib Festival is free to the public with a $10 parking fee benefiting United Way’s Hurricane Dorian Fund & Food for the Poor. Free event tickets are available at Afrocaribfest.eventbrite.com.last_img read more

Boxer Patrick Allotey who punched fan recalled after serving six month suspension

first_imgThe Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) has recalled Super Featherweight division boxer Patrick Allotey after he served his six-month ban for punching a football fan at a Ghana Premier League game.Allotey was filmed throwing punches at a football at the Accra Sports Stadium on January 26, as Hearts of Oak locked horns with Kumasi Asante Kotoko.Following a disciplinary hearing, the GBA slapped the 29-year-old with a six month ban on February 6, 2020.The ban ended two weeks ago and the GBA has issued a statement, recalling the super featherweight boxer to the sport.The GBA in their recall letter hoped the ban would “mark a new chapter” in Allotey’s career.Read the recall letter here:last_img