Letters to the Editor for Friday, Nov. 15

first_imgMuch appreciative of veterans’ photosI wish to thank The Daily Gazette for printing on Nov. 11 all the pictures of the veterans. I am especially thankful for a picture of my father and me. He died in Normandy in 1944 and I am a disabled veteran. So if only on paper and my heart, “We’re back together again.”Joe DruzbaSchenectady Joining CCA will help cut costs, emissionsI’m writing in support of the city of Schenectady joining the Capital District MEGA Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) for cleaner and cost-effective energy for residents.As a local volunteer for the Capital District CCA steering committee, I’ve learned that joining with our neighboring communities in the MEGA CCA can provide the greatest benefits for energy cost savings and reduction of carbon emissions.By joining with the MEGA Aggregation which is already at over 40,000 households, Schenectady residents would have significantly greater benefits than going it alone.A CCA enables communities to link together to get affordable, wholesale, “green” electricity for all of its residents and small businesses. This allows us to have a say in where our energy supply comes from. Together, we can choose a much higher percentage of renewable energy.When the majority of residents are plugged into renewable energy, it has a tremendous effect on reducing carbon emissions. Cutting carbon emissions on a grand scale makes CCA one of the most impactful actions we as citizens can do to combat climate change.CCA is a program authorized by the state Public Service Commission and supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).Pamela BuonoSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionTonko out of touch with family issuesPaul Tonko has been mooching off the public since 1976. He lives a pampered life and can’t relate to upstate families. Tonko’s out of touch with the realities of family life.Tonko has never put a child on the bus for the first day of school. He’s never rushed a child to urgent care in the middle of the night or taught a child how to stand up to a bully.He’s never worried for the safety of a young daughter using the girls’ locker room or girls’ bathroom, because boys are allowed to enter.In fact, Tonko thinks it’s OK for biological males to use the girls’ bathroom. He ignores cases of kindergarten girls being raped in bathrooms. Tonko’s policy protects criminals and endangers girls.While upstate families worry about finding stable employment and raising children in a culture hostile to families, Tonko worries about what lapel pin to wear at the next Washington, D.C., cocktail party: rainbow or pink for abortion? What a tough life he has.Tonko can’t relate to parents’ concerns and doesn’t care about upstate families. As a mom, I want to vote for someone who understands my concerns. That’s why I’m voting for Liz Lemery-Joy.Jennifer RichardsBurnt Hillslast_img read more

Mr. Bruce Eugene Taylor

first_imgMr. Bruce Eugene Taylor, age 69, of near Pleasant, Indiana, entered this life on October 2, 1950 in Kokomo, Indiana. He was the loving son of Glenn Eugene and the late, Martha L. (Spall) Taylor. Bruce was raised in Kokomo and Sharpsville, Indiana and was a 1968 graduate of Sharpsville-Prairie High School. Bruce was inducted into the United States Army on June 9, 1970 in Indianapolis, Indiana, serving during the Vietnam War. He earned the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 device, Civil Action Honor Medal and three Purple Hearts. Bruce was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist 4th Class on June 1, 1976. Bruce was united in marriage on September 27, 1975 at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Kokomo, Indiana to Judith Ann “Jude” Mackey. This happy union was blessed with a daughter, Ashley and a son, Nick. Bruce and Jude shared nearly 45 years of marriage together until his death. He was employed for the Continental Steel Mill in Kokomo, Indiana for 18 years. Bruce was employed in the transportation security administration for the Northern Kentucky International Airport retiring after 15 years of service. He resided in Frankfort, Indiana for several years until moving to the Switzerland County community in 2002 where he resided until his passing. He was member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185. Bruce enjoyed hunting and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Bruce passed away at 1:49 a.m., Friday, September 11, 2020, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.Bruce will be deeply missed by his wife, Judith Ann “Jude” (Mackey) Taylor of near Pleasant, IN; his daughter, Ashley (Taylor) Dieter and her husband, Jeff of Columbus, IN; his son, Nick Taylor and his wife, Tarah of Colorado Springs, CO; his grandchildren, Kylee, McKenzie, Carmen, Maddy, Malaina, Owen and Chase; his father, Glenn Eugene Taylor of Vevay, IN; his sisters, Beverly Rounds and her husband, Steve of Sharpsville, IN and Barbara Jones and her husband, Ron of Kokomo, IN and his several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his mother, Martha L. (Spall) Taylor and his step-mother, Barbara Jean “BJ” (Davis) Taylor.Graveside Services will be conducted on Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., at the Sharpsville Cemetery, East Elm Street, Sharpsville, Indiana.Full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Kokomo VFW Post #1152.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

Cornwall strikes back but hosts edge ahead

first_img(CMC) – OFF-SPINNER Rahkeem Cornwall made key strikes to limit Sri Lanka A after West Indies A’s batting collapsed, but the hosts held the edge heading into today’s final day of the third and final four-day ‘Test’ here.Sri Lanka ended day three of the contest at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium yesterday on 211 for five in their second innings – already 286 runs ahead.Asela Gunaratne top-scored with 69, Sandun Weerakkody struck 48 while Roshen Silva was unbeaten on 29 at the close.Cornwall, the mainstay of the visitors’ attack during the series, claimed four for 62 to take his tally of wickets for the three-match series to 20.Earlier, West Indies A surrendered their last six wickets for 60 runs to be dismissed for 243 in their first innings, and concede a lead of 75 runs.SRI LANKA A 1st innings 318WEST INDIES A 1st innings (o/n 183 for four)R. Chandrika c Silva b Madushanka 11K. Powell b Asalanka 8S. Hetmyer c Thirimanne b Sandakan 94S. Brooks c Shanaka b Madushanka 54V. Singh lbw Gamage 15J. Hamilton c Shanaka b Gamage 14R. Cornwall lbw Sandakan 25K. Roach c wkp. Perera b Madushanka 4D. Johnson lbw b Vandersay 1D. Jacobs not out 2K. Joseph c Thirimanne b Sandakan 2Extras: (b-6, lb-4, w-1, nb-2) 13Total: (all out, 61.4 overs) 243Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-35, 3-139, 4-173, 5-199, 6-211, 7-226, 8-239, 9-241.Bowling: Gamage 18-1-50-2, Madushanka 15-4-45-3 (w-1), Asalanka 4-1-22-1, Shanaka 2-0-15-0, Vandersay 6-1-28-1, Sandakan 11.4-1-54-3 (nb-2), Gunarathne 5-0-19-0.SRI LANKA A 2nd inningsK. Perera c wkp. Hamilton b Cornwall 20S. Weerakkody lbw b Cornwall 48L. Thirimanne c Hetmyer b Corwall 27A. Gunarathne c wkp Hamilton b Joseph 69C. Asalanka c Johnson b Cornwall 4R. Silva not out 29D. Shanaka not out 7Extras: (b-1, lb-2, w-3, nb-1) 7Total: (5 wkts, 61 overs) 211Fall of wickets: 1-67, 2-72, 3-135, 4-141, 5-192.Bowling: Roach 10-0-43-0 (w-2), Johnson 11-1-47-0, Cornwall 21-8-62-4 (nb-1), Jacobs 9-0-32-0, Joseph 10-3-24-1 (w-1).last_img read more

Liverpool snatch injury time equaliser.

first_imgAdam Johnson grabbed the winner in the 1-0 triumph at Newcastle in the Premier League.It followed a run of six games without claiming a victory. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he feels frustrated after Liverpool snatched a late point at Anfield.It finished 2-2 in the Premier League, with the 97th minute equaliser meaning the Londoners will be four points outside the top four at Christmas.Sunderland boss Gus Poyet says winning the north east derby with a goal in the last minute should give his players a huge boost of confidence.last_img

Bayern Munich executive Jörg Wacker criticises Interstate Treaty’s ‘false protections’

first_img Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 FC Bayern Munich board member Jörg Wacker has become the latest German sports and business figurehead to criticise the online betting restrictions of the nation’s ‘Fourth Interstate Treaty on Gambling’ inbound for 2021.Despite Lander (state) consensus being reached on eliminating restrictions on online casino products, Germany’s Bundesrat (Federal Council) maintains controversial requirements attached to sports betting, restricting monthly player deposits to €1000 and yet to be determined in-play wagering bet types.Speaking to German tabloid BILD, Wacker advises Lander (state) executives to revise their agreed federal mandate on sports betting as ‘the regulation does not fit market realities’.Wacker, the former Managing Director of Bwin Deutschland, who has served as a Bayern Munich executive board member since 2013 overseeing the football club’s internationalisation projects, detailed scepticism as to whether Treaty provisions would end market uncertainties.Speaking on the German market’s current context, Wacker stated: “The term illegal is completely unsuitable for the majority of German operators, who hold EU licenses and are sanctioned by Schleswig-Holstein” (the only federal state to issue online betting licences).“The legal situation has not been clarified for 15-years, but that does not mean that operators are illegal. German bookmakers paid €500 million in tax revenues last year, meaning that there is a legal basis in which they operate.”The executive would defend Bayern Munich against criticism of its sponsorship with bookmaker Tipico, stating that the Bavarian club only partnered with ‘market leaders’.Wacker would retort Bundesrat justifications for the Treaty’s strict in-play wagering and monthly €1000 deposit restrictions, as a means of better controlling sports integrity and gambling addiction.He added: “Is it really like that? If products like in-play betting and poker are allowed does Germany suddenly become a land of gambling addicts… Sodom and Gomorrah! These products have been offered in Germany without restrictions for over a decade now and that outcome has simply not happened.“The same applies to game manipulation. A €1000 deposit limit and a ban on live betting carry the greater risk of consumers migrating to the black market, where they will wager higher amounts. The black market is easy to find these days, so we are better off keeping players legal.”Wacker’s comments follow the publication of a letter sent by Mathias Dahms, President of the German Sports Betting Association (DSWV), where he warned Bundesrat warning officials of black market consequences should wagering restrictions be maintained.Dahms underlined the DSWV continued stance that Interstate Treaty provisions in their current frameworks would fail in any attempt to create an effective consumer channelization strategy for regulated market incumbents. Share Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020last_img read more