Use local coverage on Syracuse sports

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I would like to comment on a Feb. 18 story that The Gazette carried in the sports section on page B7.  The story was written by Christy Cabrera Chirinos of the Sun Sentinel, which is located in Coral Gables, Fla. The headline read as follows: “Syracuse hangs on against Florida State.” First of all, the game was played between Syracuse University and the University of Miami — not between Syracuse University and Florida State as the headline indicates.Secondly, one would think that our local paper would provide an article of interest to followers of a high-profile, local college basketball team, rather than offer us a slanted, inaccurate coverage of our team. I would suggest in the future, use an article from a more local newspaper.Paul H. EatonEsperanceMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusLocal movie theater operators react to green lightFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Schenectady County warns of possible COVID-19 exposure at Schenectady restaurant, Rotterdam barEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

From furlough to free-to-air: Premier League becomes a political football

first_imgMass audiences Attention from politicians was certainly not welcomed by players, particularly as they set up a fund to generate funds for Britain’s National Health Service (NHS).Hancock was accused of “deflecting” underfunding of the NHS by Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend, while Newcastle’s Danny Rose said players’ health was being put at risk to boost the national mood.However, the pressure from government for free-to-air matches could yet have long-lasting benefits for the English top-flight.For the first time since the inception of the Premier League in 1992, the BBC will show four live games before the end of the season.Amazon and a Sky freeview channel will also bring more live games to a wider audience.Cricket and golf are among the sports to have suffered consequences of disappearing behind a paywall in the UK.”It is important that as many people as possible can access our games,” said Premier League chief executive Richard Masters.By being beamed back to the masses on its return, the Premier League could ensure absence makes the heart grow fonder and increase its already massive following. Topics : Yet, on Wednesday, Premier League stars will return to live action with the government reveling in its role to ensure 33 of the remaining 92 games of the season will be shown on free-to-air platforms.Prime Minister Boris Johnson told parliament last month that the return of live sport to television “could provide a much-needed boost to national morale”.On the day June 17 was set as the date for the Premier League’s return, Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Sport, said football had a “special place in our national life.” The green light for the Premier League’s return owes much to a political will for the national game to lift spirits in the country hardest hit by coronavirus in Europe.Suspected and confirmed deaths from coronavirus in Britain passed 50,000 according to analysis from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) this week.Restrictions on personal freedoms remain in place, while plans to reopen schools to all pupils in England have been shelved until September. Furlough fury However, the Premier League has not enjoyed such political backing throughout the course of the pandemic.In the early weeks of April as clubs scrambled to respond to a sudden drop in revenue, Liverpool and Tottenham were among the top-flight teams that signaled their intent to use the government’s furlough scheme for non-playing staff.The scheme, designed to protect jobs once lockdowns are lifted, has seen the government cover the cost of 80 percent of wages up to a maximum of 2,500 ($3,100) a month per employee.Yet, the sight of last season’s two Champions League finalists using tax payers’ money without cutting the wages of players provoked a furious reaction.Conservative MP Julian Knight accused the Premier League of a “moral vacuum.”At a daily news briefing at the height of the crisis, even Health Secretary Matt Hancock told Premier League players to “take a pay cut and play their part”.Both clubs bowed to the public pressure and quickly reversed their decision to use the scheme.”When the furlough scheme and the discussions around player salaries and taking pay cuts arose, my feeling was that was opportunistic on the part of government and actually very cynical,” Professor Simon Chadwick, Director of Eurasian Sport at Emlyon business school told AFP.”Within weeks the government had flipped again and suddenly this is important for national well-being, social cohesion and national identity, providing a diversion from the pandemic.”This was the government using football to achieve its own ends, rather than of football itself, or fans and the population.”last_img read more

World pledges 250 million euros for Lebanon’s people: France

first_imgCalls for calm At least 21 people are still missing from the huge blast, and the Lebanese army said Sunday hopes of finding survivors are dwindling.Lebanese people enraged by official negligence blamed for the explosion have taken to the streets in anti-government protests that have resulted in clashes with the army.Macron said it was now up to the authorities of Lebanon “to act so that the country does not sink, and to respond to the aspirations that the Lebanese people are expressing right now, legitimately, in the streets of Beirut.””We must all work together to ensure that neither violence nor chaos prevails,” he added. “It is the future of Lebanon that is at stake.”Trump also called for calm, according to the White House, which said he agreed with other leaders on the group call to “work closely together in international response efforts.””President Trump also urged the government of Lebanon to conduct a full and transparent investigation, in which the United States stands ready to assist,” it said.”The President called for calm in Lebanon and acknowledged the legitimate calls of peaceful protestors for transparency, reform, and accountability.” World leaders on Sunday pledged more than 250 million euros for disaster-struck Lebanon, conference host France said, with the emergency aid to be delivered “directly” to a population reeling from the deadly port blast in Beirut.Fifteen government leaders including US President Donald Trump took part in the virtual conference hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron and the UN, pledging solidarity with the Lebanese people and promising to muster “major resources” in the coming days and weeks.A joint statement issued after the meeting in which representatives of nearly 30 countries as well as the EU and Arab League participated, did not mention a global amount. ‘Generous help’ Apart from heads of state and government ministers, Sunday’s conference was attended by UN aid coordinator Mark Lowcock, representatives of the World Bank, the Red Cross, the IMF, the European Investment Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.Israel, with whom Lebanon has no diplomatic relations, did not participate, though Macron said it had expressed a wish to contribute, nor did Iran which wields huge influence in Lebanon through the Shiite group Hezbollah.Key Arab states in the Gulf, including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iraq and the UAE were represented, as were Britain, China, Jordan and Egypt.Macron said Turkey, with which France’s diplomatic ties have been icy over the Libyan conflict, and Russia had indicated their support for the initiative, though they did not take part in the conference.According to the UN, at least 15 medical facilities, including three major hospitals, sustained structural damage in the blast, and extensive damage to more than 120 schools may interrupt learning for some 55,000 children.Thousands of people are in need of food and the blast interrupted basic water and sanitation to many neighborhoods.Pope Francis called Sunday appealed for “generous help” from the international community.France has been sending tons of medical and food aid, dozens of search and rescue personnel and forensic experts to aid the investigation, as well as reconstruction materials.On top of cash aid pledged so far, Egypt and Qatar have promised field hospitals, Brazil said it would send 4,000 tons of rice, and Spain 10 tons of wheat.”In these horrendous times, Lebanon is not alone,” concluded the conference statement. ‘Utmost efficiency and transparency’The joint statement from the world leaders and their representatives underscored concerns about Lebanese government corruption.”The participants agreed that their assistance should be timely, sufficient and consistent with the needs of the Lebanese people, well-coordinated under the leadership of the United Nations, and directly delivered to the Lebanese population, with utmost efficiency and transparency,” it said.USAID acting administrator John Barsa also said in a conference call Sunday that American help, some $15 million announced so far, “is absolutely not going to the government.”The donor nations urged Lebanon’s authorities to “fully commit themselves to timely measures and reforms” in order to unlock longer-term support for the country’s economic and financial recovery.And they said assistance for “an impartial, credible and independent inquiry” into Tuesday’s explosion “is immediately needed and available, upon request of Lebanon.”The UN said some $117 million will be needed for an emergency response over the next three months, for health services, emergency shelter, food distribution and programs to prevent further spread of COVID-19, among other interventions.Lebanese President Michel Aoun, who was also on Sunday’s group call, thanked Macron for the initiative.”Much is needed to rebuild what has been destroyed and to restore Beirut’s luster,” the Lebanese presidency quoted him on Twitter as saying.”The needs are many and we need to address them quickly, especially before the arrival of winter, which will accentuate the suffering of homeless citizens.”center_img But Macron’s office said the total figure of “emergency aid pledged or that can be mobilized quickly” amounts to 252.7 million euros ($298 millon), including 30 million euros from France.Macron was the first world leader to visit the former French colony after Tuesday’s devastating explosion of a huge stockpile of ammonium nitrate which killed more than 150 people, wounded some 6,000 and left an estimated 300,000 homeless.German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told ZDF broadcaster that “more than 200 million euros of emergency aid have been collected,” including 20 million euros from Germany. 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Franck Kessie’s agent responds to Arsenal transfer links

first_imgAdvertisement Kessie is set to stay in Milan (Picture: Getty Images)‘Now there is a project under development and for this reason, the present leads me to think that the future can also be red and black.‘We are in one of the most important clubs in the world, which certainly does not experience the moment of greatest splendour, but which intends to revive itself.’Kessie, for the time being, is stuck in his home country amid the coronavirus crisis, despite Milan calling their players back for training.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‘Ivory Coast has closed its borders and for this reason it is not easy to bring him back, but I know Franck trains every day to be ensure he is ready, and he tries to make himself useful also from a social point of view,’ added Atangana. ‘He sent food for families in difficulty and gave masks and disinfectants. In a situation like this, whoever can help must do so.’MORE: The bizarre new rules coming to the Premier LeagueMORE: Fergie warned Man Utd stars against going out in LiverpoolFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 27 Apr 2020 12:12 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link436Shares Kessie has been linked with Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Franck Kessie is planning on staying at AC Milan despite speculation linking him to Arsenal, according to his agent. The box-to-box midfielder moved to the San Siro in 2017 and has established himself as a regular for the Rossoneri. This season he has started 21 of their 26 Serie A games this season, with head coach Stefano Pioli viewing him as a vital cog in his midfield. The impressive performances of the 23-year-old since Pioli’s appointment in October has seen him be linked with several clubs abroad. ADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveArsenal are thought to be among the clubs interested in his signature, with Wolves and West Ham also in the hunt to land him. AdvertisementAdvertisementBut his agent, George Atangana, appeared to pour cold water on any exit talk.‘I remember that we joined Milan when they were a gamble, we did it because this is a club that has always meant a lot to us,’ Atangana told Calciomercato. Comment Franck Kessie’s agent responds to Arsenal transfer links Advertisementlast_img read more

Most-viewed Hamptons house snapped up for $2.51m

first_img The residence boasts waterfront views.Built on a north-facing 1170 sqm block with 28m water frontage, the house features high ceilings, European Oak floors, a gas fireplace and multiple living spaces. In other speedy sales, a renovated house on a dry block at 64 Volante Crescent, Mermaid Waters sold for $1.39 million last week. Ray White agent Mitch Palmer said the property attracted 3346 online views, 37 inspections and three written offers within six days of going to market. A local couple used a buyers’ agent to secure the property prior to auction. The Hamptons-style stunner at 1088 Killymoon Dr, Hope Island was among the most-viewed properties on realestate.com.au last week.“I’ve never had that amount of engagement on any property,” said Kollosche agent William Sarti. “I had more than 100 inquiries over email in four days and maybe 30-40 phone calls. “The listing was getting 10,000 to 15,000 views a day on realestate.com.au.”REA figures show the house was the number one most-viewed property online on the Gold Coast last week, number two in Queensland and the fifth most-viewed nationally. Buyers couldn’t get enough of the Hamptons styling throughout. The property had been extensively renovated by the vendors.Mr Sarti said the attention can be attributed to the presentation of the home which has been extensively renovated and styled by owners Michael and Kim Kendall. “The feedback was very much in favour of the Hamptons style,” Mr Sarti said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“The house is very beautiful but also very homely. It makes you feel like dropping your bags at the door and moving straight in.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:45Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhat is the new HomeBuilder scheme?00:46A Hope Island home, which was one of the most-viewed in Australia last week, has sold within seven days of being launched by prestige property firm Kollosche.The waterfront Hamptons-style home at 1088 Killymoon Drive was snapped up by a NSW buyer for $2.51 million following an intense week of interest.last_img read more

Aluko named Aston Villa Women’s first sporting director

first_img Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?8 Amazing Facts About Ancient EgyptThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes15 Celebs Who Fell From Grace With Their CareersBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them Aluko, who won 102 caps for her country, announced her retirement from football last week after leaving Juventus in December. The 32-year-old recently completed UEFA’s Executive Master for International Players and has been preparing for a second career as a director of football.“I’m very excited to transition into a Sporting Director role,” said Aluko.“I feel it’s something that I’m ready for at this point in my career. I’ve always been passionate about the women’s game, its development and setting cultures that drive excellence. Former England striker Eniola Aluko has been appointed Aston Villa Women’s first sporting director.Advertisement “I’ll be helping to create a successful club in Aston Villa Women, and obviously I’m back home in Birmingham where it all started for me. I’m excited for this next step.”Aston Villa CEO, Christian Purslow added: “Eniola enjoyed a fabulous playing career and took her first steps in the game in this city, the city where she grew up.“She is an inspiration and inspiring role model to young girls and women in Birmingham and will help Aston Villa to be an exemplar of women’s and girl’s football in the region.” Loading… Read Also:Ex-England star retires from active footballAluko competed in three World Cups, two Euros and represented Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympics, scoring 33 goals in total before her last international appearance in April 2016.The forward came through the ranks at Birmingham and Charlton before making her name at Chelsea.Aluko played in the USA for three years before returning to Birmingham, and then Chelsea for seven years, ending her career playing for Juventus.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Edith L. Meier, age 88

first_imgEdith Louise Meier, age 88, of Cedar Grove, Indiana died Sunday, March 6, 2016 at the Brookville Healthcare Center in Brookville, Indiana.Born August 2, 1927 in Cedar Grove, Indiana she was the daughter of the late Ed & Amelia (Hofmeyer) Meier.Survivors include a brother & sister-in-law, Frank & Alta Meier of Brookville, Indiana as well as 14 nieces & nephews.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Arthur, George, Robert and Charles Meier; and three sisters, Elizabeth Bachus, Mary Frances Meier, and Ethel Rosenberger.Family & friends may visit from 9:30 A.M. until 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Holy Guardian Angels Chapel, 405 US Highway 52, Cedar Grove, Indiana.Rev. Shaun Whittington will officiate the Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Holy Guardian Angels Chapel in Cedar Grove. Burial will follow in Holy Guardian Angels Catholic Cemetery in Cedar Grove.Memorial contributions may be directed to the Joe Bachus Memorial Scholarship Fund C/O Franklin County Community Foundation. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Edith Meier, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

Shirley June Shoemaker

first_imgShirley June Shoemaker, age 46 of Connersville, Indiana passed away on July 3, 2019.  The daughter of Joe and Lillie Shoemaker (nee: Sizemore) was born on December 13, 1972 in Hamilton, Ohio.She is survived by her daughter Kayla Robertson of Salt Lake City, UT and one sister, Mary Smith of Connersville.Private graveside services will be Monday, July 8, 2019 at 1:00PM in Maple Grove Cemetery, Brookville, IN.Online condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.comlast_img

Pulis not worried over Ideye future

first_img Ideye, the Baggies’ £10million record signing, was reportedly close to leaving The Hawthorns on transfer deadline earlier this month after a difficult start at the club. The Nigeria international, who joined Albion from Dynamo Kiev last summer, struggled in the early months of the season and did not score a Barclays Premier League goal until Boxing Day. There did not look like being many more as his struggles continued throughout January and it was claimed the club were prepared to sell him at a loss to Qatari side Al Gharafa. That move did not materialise and Ideye, 26, has since found a new lease of life under new head coach Pulis, scoring four times in his last three appearances. Pulis said: “He has certainly looked a player the last couple of weeks. It is just confidence. He has scored a couple of goals and the weight of pressure and expectation on his shoulders, with the fee and coming into a new country, a new football club – it has taken all that weight off him. We’re delighted.” Asked if there was still a chance Ideye could move on in the summer, Pulis said: “I’ve not even thought it. The only thing on my mind is going up to the Stadium of Light on Saturday and trying to get a result up there, which we know will be very difficult.” West Brom have enjoyed a resurgence since Pulis took charge early in the new year, winning five of eight games and losing just one. That sequence has kept them out of trouble at the bottom of the Premier League – they sit 14th, four points above the bottom three – and carried them into the FA Cup quarter-finals. They will look to maintain the momentum as they travel to out-of-form Sunderland, who are just two points below them, on Saturday. Pulis, speaking at a press conference, said: “It has been a good start but we have still got all the work to do. The players can glean a lot of confidence from the work they have done so far but we still need those results.” West Brom boss Tony Pulis claims he has “not even thought” about the possibility in-form striker Brown Ideye could still leave the club this summer. Another player who was poised to leave the club on deadline day, but eventually stayed after a transfer to Championship side Norwich collapsed, was midfielder Graham Dorrans. That move has now been resurrected in the form of a loan until the end of the season, with a £3million permanent deal for the 27-year-old Scot set to be concluded in the summer. Pulis said: “That is going through. I think the club paid £100,000 for him and he has been a wonderful servant in seven years. “I only worked with him for a short period of time but I found him to be a very good lad and a very good professional. Norwich have got a good player. “I am sure he will help them get where they want to get, whether it is play-offs or automatic promotion. “Graham will certainly be an asset to Norwich City Football Club. As a person, and as a professional, everything he did around the place was absolutely first class.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Cricket News Hardik Pandya centre of social media outrage YET AGAIN!

first_imgNew Delhi: Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who had a disappointing tour of England, faced social media backlash after he posted a photograph on his Instagram handle after returning back to India. The Virat Kohli-led India faced a crushing 4-1 defeat against England. While many are considering that the Test series was not at all a one-sided affair, the numbers don’t lie. The fans instantly started to criticise the flamboyant all-rounder after he posted the photograph. Hardik Pandya’s post garnered nearly 3500 comments, with the maximum of them lashing out at the Baroda cricketer for the dull outing in which he managed to score 22, 31, 11, 26, 18, 52*, 4 with the bat, while picking up 10 wickets with the red cherry.The younger Pandya was dropped for the fifth and final Test as debutant Hanuma Vihari got the chance to show his talent. However, India were unable to the table as England completed a 4-1 rout after a thumping 118 runs victory at the Oval. ALSO READ: Asia Cup 2018: India’s probable lineup against PakistanThe 24-year-old Mumbai Indians all-rounder took to photo-blogging platform Instagram to share his photograph after returning back to India.“Back to India 🇮🇳 gutted with the result but it was a well-fought series and good to be back home for couple of days before we fly again for Asia cup in few days time !” he captioned the photograph. “You should be dropped from the Indian team forever,” commented one fan. “No need to fly for Asia cup as you are not capable of playing cricket overseas, so don’t waste your time and country’s money,” commented another fan.“Survives only because of his luck …worst all-rounder in Indian cricket’s history,” read another comment.ALSO READ: Asia Cup 2018: Indian cricket team’s home base shifted; venue changedHardik Pandya’s post has already notched up 4,17,897 likes on Instagram.The flashy all-rounder, who was recently compared to World Cup winning skipper Kapil Dev is part of the Indian squad for the Asia Cup 2018 and would love to capture the hearts of the fans once again.The Asia Cup 2018 starts from September 15, 2018. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more