Letters to the Editor for Monday, March 18

first_imgWe often hear about a “woman’s intuition.” What if prodigies and women share one thing in common, the ability to communicate with a higher power? This is knowing without knowing how or why. Men have had a thousand years to solve humanity’s problems; they have failed miserably. The only way we are going to be able to solve the problems of poverty, hunger, disease, war and climate change is if women, relying on their intuition, collectively and individually solve them.If a woman is picked to run on the Democratic ticket, I will go on the record now of pledging $10,000 to the Democratic National Committee if a woman is picked to head the party.Americans will have a real choice in 2020; they can rely on women and their intuition or Donald Trump whose only source of knowledge is Fox News, who relies only on his own “native” intelligent without any input from intuition. There can be no greater choice between Democrats and Republicans. Richard MoodyMiddleburgh Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionMen in power have failed, let’s try women insteadcenter_img Leverage water in AmsterdamWith a green movement underway with new solar, and wind farms, we should also look into what made Amsterdam the manufacturing city it was, and that is water. Amsterdam was formed where the Chuctanunda Creek, and the Mohawk River meet which helped power many of the mills that put Amsterdam on the map. There are many old dams along the Chuctanunda in Amsterdam that were used before for power so why not make them useful again? Amsterdam, along with county, and state officials can look into repairing those dams to make hydroelectricity that can power either government buildings, homes, businesses, or directly into the grid. With the newly constructed Chuctanunda Creek Trail which goes past these dams, the trail can help people see the historic dams, but also see how they are shaping Amsterdam’s future. The former polluted creek can have the potential to reduce the city’s carbon footprint, and I hoped is looked into more by government officials. While Amsterdam isn’t the manufacturing city it once was, these dams can help the city be known for something else. Jacob ReedAmsterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18last_img read more

Polish LNG terminal unloads U.S. cargo

first_imgThe cargo was delivered onboard the 173,000-cbm Oak Spirit liquefied natural gas carrier. AIS data provided by VesselsValue shows that the cargo was loaded at the Corpus Christi LNG facility in the United States. The data shows that the vessel is heading back to the United States. Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) is in charge of all the LNG supplies coming to the import terminal operated by Gaz-System’s unit Polskie LNG. Polish sole liquefied natural gas (LNG) import facility, the President Lech Kaczyński terminal in Świnoujście, has received a new cargo from the United States. It was the 89th delivery since the project started operation, Polskie LNG said in a brief statement through its social media channels.last_img read more

WalletHub releases 90th Academy Awards fact sheet

first_imgBatesville, in. — The 90th Academy Awards are just days away and WalletHub has released the 2018 Oscars Facts report, which includes an infographic filled with fun facts about the event as well as a Q&A with a panel of entertainment experts.Here are some highlights from the report:$44M: Total cost of Oscars ceremony$10M: Cost of the look for an A-list actress attending the Oscars$2.6M: Cost of a 30-second commercial during the Oscars telecast (48% less than the Super Bowl)$24.7K: Cost of the 16,500-square-foot Oscars red carpet$900: Current value of the 24-karat gold-plated Oscar statuette2nd: Year in which both a woman and a black man were nominated for Best Directorlast_img read more

Kroger officials warn of fake ‘Black Friday’ coupon

first_imgCincinnatti, Oh. — Kroger officials say they have spotted a bogus “Black Friday” coupon circulating on the internet.In a release on their official Facebook page says:“We do not recommend engaging with the site(s) or page(s) that are sharing the coupon or providing them with any personal information. Our team is actively working with Facebook to address the concern,”Scam experts say criminals use another page, in this case “Kroger Club,” to gain page likes and followers in order to execute a potentially larger scam.last_img read more

Stuart Speedway crowns track champions

first_imgBy Josh ReynoldsSTUART, Iowa (Aug. 30) – Regular season number 54 came to a close Sunday at Stuart Speed­way with the crowning of five track champions.John Gill, Kody Havens, Brian Blessington, John Watson and Nick Roberts were the race winners on Plowman/Stanley Trenching Season Championship night with Jacob Reiter, Clint Luellen, Mar­cus Fagan, Watson and Roberts capturing the unofficial track titles.The closest point battle of the season belonged to the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks as Watson owned a three-point advantage coming into the night over Austin Luellen. Watson endured no drama on this night as he set sail and led every lap to take the win and the championship. Buck Schafroth finished second with Luellen third.Roberts captured the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified finale and the track title ahead of Josh Gilman. Fagan ran a close second to Blessington while wrapping up the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car title.Havens made his way to the front of the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod field on the fifth lap. Luellen accepted the back row challenge and was in second by lap eight. He was unable to catch Havens, however, and Jerry Hinton took the runner-up spot away on the 19th circuit.Gill took over the lead on lap six on his way to the Mach-1 Sport Compact laurels. Reiter reigned as track champion.last_img read more

Chelsea-Fulham game to go ahead

first_imgThe Boxing Day derby between Chelsea and Fulham will go ahead as as planned despite a proposed strike on the London Underground.Arsenal are considering moving their match against Wolves to the following day, and Chelsea announced that they too were assessing the situation.As well as a possible tube strike, limited Christmas-period rail services will mean fans could struggle to get to Stamford Bridge for the game, which kicks off at 1pm.AdChoices广告But after consulting London Transport and the Metropolitan Police, Chelsea decided against postponing the match.Follow West London Sport on Twitterlast_img read more

Mayweather Flaunts $9m Earning from Tokyo Exhibition

first_imgFloyd Mayweather’s love for money is hardly a secret and he has now shown off his latest earnings on social media.The American shared videos of his huge bundles of Japanese Yen after earning $9million dollars for his win over kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition match in Tokyo.Mayweather followed up his $100m pay-day against Conor McGregor in August 2017 with another money-spinning victory in just over two minutes against Nasukawa on Monday. Floyd Mayweather Naturally, there was to be no kicking allowed and after three knockdowns around 120 seconds from the first bell, the 20-year-old saw the contest ended. He was in tears and Mayweather was left grinning at his latest money-spinning exhibition.Never one to hide his wealth and success, Mayweather filmed himself walking around one of his many Rolls Royce vehicles before stopping at the drivers’ side where there was bundles of cash.The 41-year-old was not in prime shape but he still proved far too strong for Nasukawa, 21 years his junior, in the nine-minute scrap at the Saitama Super Arena just outside Tokyo.He wore a big smile for much of the first minute as the two fighters felt each other out amid a raucous atmosphere inside the 37,000-seater arena.But there was little friendliness in his work thereafter as, left and right hooks sent the younger, smaller and lighter man down and across the canvas.Nasukawa is a kick-boxer by trade but against Mayweather on the outskirts of Tokyo he was banned from using his feet over the three rounds of exhibition action.And when it came down to a battle of fists, there was little by way of a contest. First, a left hand sent Nasukawa to the floor before a right hand to the body was followed by one to the head, and the Japanese fighter was left in a heap in the corner.When the action resumed, a left hook sent him flying across the ring once more before the towel came in.The Japanese fighter had previously won all 32 of his combat sports contests, and Mayweather stressed: ‘We are both still undefeated, I did this to entertain the fans in Japan, they wanted this to happen and I said why not, Tenshin is still a great champion, I am still retired.‘Tenshin hold your head up high, I want the fans to support him, he’s a great guy, a great fighter and great champion.’Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Beckum shut down by Vols defense

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoTAMPA, Fla. ? After scorching opposing secondaries to the tune of 73 receptions and 960 yards during the regular season, UW tight end Travis Beckum looked into the possibility of foregoing his senior season in favor of making the jump to the National Football League.Beckum eventually elected to return to Wisconsin for one more season, meaning the Outback Bowl won?t be the last time pro scouts will have a look at the tight end.And that?s probably something he?s happy about.Using a variety of coverages, including bracketing him with an athletic cornerback matched up man-to-man on him with a safety helping over the top, Tennessee was dead-set on doing whatever it could to limit Wisconsin?s leading receiver.That plan worked, as Beckum was held to a season-low two catches for 22 yards.?A lot of times when we were breaking the huddle, there were one or two (Tennessee) guys pointing at him,? Bielema said. ?He?s a tremendous football player, and we?re going to take this game forward and hopefully learn some things.?Tennessee?s ability to limit his effectiveness clearly started to wear on the Wisconsin junior. Beckum was visibly angry several times in the second half, and after quarterback Tyler Donovan missed seeing Beckum open and waving ferociously on the failed fourth down attempt, the tight end slammed his helmet down on the sidelines.?I know he was frustrated,? Bielema said. ?I grabbed him at halftime at a time he was really frustrated coming off the sideline. When you?re a big playmaker and you don?t get the chance to make those things, that can be frustrating.?After the game, Beckum chose to measure his words about that fourth down attempt.?I think we left things on the field. I think we could have scored on that play, but ? we didn?t,? Beckum said, adding he thought he was open on the play. Rusty after layoffFor Wisconsin, it had been 44 days since its exciting victory over Minnesota to close out the season on Nov. 17. For Tennessee, meanwhile, the layoff was only one month after having played in the SEC Championship Game Dec. 1.?In the first half everybody including myself was kind of going through the motions, just kind of dragging along,? linebacker DeAndre Levy said. ?It had been a long time since we?d played live football, I think everybody was a little out of the loop.?The flat-footedness came as somewhat of a surprise, especially considering the Badgers had won six of their last eight bowl games, including their last two.?That was a shock,? Levy said. ?Usually we?re the team that comes out swinging first. It doesn?t matter how good you finish if you don?t start at all.?In this season, as in years past, Big Ten teams had been barred from playing games after Thanksgiving. That will change next year after conference presidents approved the playing of conference games after the holiday. UW has already begun looking into moving its game against Iowa, currently scheduled for Oct. 18, to after Thanksgiving or playing its remaining unscheduled non-conference game during that same week. Doing so would mean a shorter layoff between the last regular season game and a potential bowl game. Donovan stands tallIt was a trend that seemingly replicated itself in every game the Badgers played this year: quarterback Tyler Donovan takes a ton of big hits, either after delivering a pass while standing in the pocket or making a desperate attempt to pick up extra yardage at the end of a run, and gets back up every time.That continued against Tennessee, when Donovan needed to be helped off the field twice, but returned both times and missed only two snaps.?Tyler, he?s a really brave dude,? wide receiver Paul Hubbard said. ?He?s got a lot of courage, and he?s just a playmaker. He wants to play.?last_img read more

Codere crushed by Argentine Peso collapse losses

first_img Related Articles Bolsa Madrid-listed gambling operator Grupo Codere SA cannot escape the Argentine Peso collapse as the company records continued declines across its 2018 corporate metrics and KPIs.The reality of 100% Argentine Peso decline against the Euro, has seen Codere undertake a number of adjustments within its biggest operating market.Publishing its Q3 2018 trading update, Codere reports a group net revenue decline of 14% to €285 million (Q3 2017: €333m) as the Spanish gambling group books period net losses of €21 million.For its year-to-date performance, Codere governance reveals that the company has been impacted by Peso-to-Euro exchange losses of circa €32.8 million.Stark Argentine business conditions, see Codere fail to reach the net revenue €1 billion mark for its YTD performance, as the company records accumulated YTD 2018 losses of €55 million (YTD 2017: €8.3m).Dealing with its Argentine market realities, Codere governance has moved to adjust its corporate auditing structure, seeking to separate its Argentina inflation impacts from its core business reporting.A rare highlight in its trading update, Codere details continued growth across its home Spanish market operations, with the division reporting an adjusted EBITDA of €8 million gained of €56 million (Q3 2017: €47m)Closing its Q3 2018 accounts, Codere governance maintains a current corporate net-debt of €876 million. Submit Share Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Share Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020last_img read more

Gfinity raises £6 million in an oversubscribed placing

first_imgGfinity Plc announced late last week that it had raised £6,250,000 following an oversubscribed placing.The placing, conducted by Allenby Capital Limited, saw new and existing institutional and other investors of 31,250,000 Placing Shares at 20 pence raise proceeds of £6.25 million before expenses. The Placing Shares represent approximately 16.56% of the issued share capital of the Company as enlarged by the issue of the Placing Shares. The recent round of investment will see Charles Street International Holdings Limited grow its share of the company from 29.98 to 29.99%, whilst Euroblue Investments Limited and Mike McTighe have kept their shares at 13.93% and 3.18% respectively. Neville Upton, CEO, has seen his share of the company fall from 9.35% to 7.8%The reasons for the placing, and use of proceeds are outlined in the release as follows: Further investment into the wholly owned Gfinity Elite Series:  £1.7 million to “accelerate long-term revenue streams such as franchise fees, sponsorship programmes, advertising revenue, broadcasting rights and online betting”. Develop an industry leading proprietary esports technology platform to automate esports competition management: £0.6 million to develop the technology and allow third parties to build esports competitions under a “white labelled” software licensing and revenue model;Investment in new senior management: £0.5 million to hire a Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Operating Officer and also to increase the strength of the Gfinity broadcasting team.Neville Upton, Chief Executive Officer of Gfinity, is quoted as saying: “I’m delighted to announce this oversubscribed Placing, reflecting support from both new and existing shareholders and the success of the Gfinity management to date in establishing a leading brand in the fast-growing esports sector. These new funds will allow Gfinity to further invest in the Elite Series, a new “bedroom to podium” esports structure in UK, as well as investing further in our market leading technology platform and personnel. Importantly, we are now well positioned to take advantage of the opportunity presented by continuing growth in the esports sector and the strong reputation that the Company has already carved out within that.”The article also suggests the Elite Series will get underway in Summer 2017 after it was delayed last week although nothing is confirmed.Esports Insider says: More money going into Gfinity as theey look to progress their Elite Series. As shown by the £1.7million allocated towards the Elite Series it’s safe to suggest that the product wasn’t and isn’t finished and wouldn’t have been ready for the initial launch date. Roll on summer and the Elite Series!last_img read more