Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionAs I noticed from previous letters to the editor, there are a number of Niskayuna residents who question the ability of a Democratic board and a Republican supervisor to govern in a responsible way. I, too, was skeptical. I sent an email to Denise Murphy McGraw outlining my concerns. She immediately replied saying, “My top priority is always to show the people of Niskayuna I work with their best interests at heart. I will never waver from that mission.”In this era of negativism and instant judgment, I suggest that we give them time to show us that in Niskayuna, nonpartisan leadership is possible, despite evidence to the contrary from the state and federal governments.Lois MillsNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation
Four police officers were killed in a knife attack at Paris police headquarters by a man who was then shot dead, say French reports.The event appears to be a case of workplace violence.The assailant was an administrative intelligence employee at police headquarters who was “death and dumb.”French reports say the assailant went on the rampage with a ceramic knife, stabbing several colleagues in his office and the surrounding area before being shot dead by an officer.Police sources said the assailant was “in conflict” with his superiors.The police headquarter’s on the île de la Cité has been cordoned off and emergency services and interior minister Christophe Castaner and prime minister Edouard Philippe, have arrived at the scene.
Image Courtesy: AFPAdvertisement 609ahdNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsxrkWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eb0xb( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) hxjtrWould you ever consider trying this?😱7zfCan your students do this? 🌚2z4oRoller skating! Powered by Firework It has been more than fifteen years since Mahendra Singh Dhoni marked his place in the Indian cricket team. From numerous personal achievements to captaining India to the ultimate glory in the 2011 World Cup win, the former skipper earned the nickname of ‘captain cool’ for his level headed approach to even the trickier situations in the game. However, sometimes the nerves got better of even the cool captain, and there have been instances when Dhoni’s angry side was revealed, and his former teammates Gautam Gambhir and Irfan Pathan reveal one such incident during his playing career.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFPThe two retired cricketers were present in the latest episode of Star Sports’s ‘Cricket Connected’, where Gautam Gambhir recalled the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup days. It was Dhoni’s first World Cup as the Indian captain, just a couple of months prior to the historial World T20 victory in the same year.Speaking about the world cup, Gambhir memorised that there were a number of incidents when the calm and composed Mahi was seen throwing a fit towards his teammates for bad performance.Advertisement “People say that they have never seen him (Dhoni) lose his cool, but I have on a couple of times. It was during the 2007 World Cup and in other World Cups, when we haven’t done well,” Gambhir said on the show.And it was not just the Men in Blue, the Chennai Super Kings squad also experienced the angry side of Dhoni for doing silly mistakes in a match, Gambhir, the former Kolkata Knight Riders captain went on: “He’s human and he’s bound to react as well. It’s absolutely fair enough to do that. Even at CSK, if there’s a misfield or if someone has dropped a catch.” Advertisement “Yes, he’s cool, he’s probably much cooler than the rest of the other captains. Much cooler than me for sure!” Gambhir, who himself was known for his composed attitude on the 22 yards added.One particular incident that Irfan Pathan still promptly remembers during 2006-07 when he saw the rage of a young Mahi during training .“During the warm-up, we had a game where the right-handed batsman would bat with the left-hand and vice-versa. After we finished the warm-up, we used to get into our practice.” Pathan recalled a practice drill.“So, during the warm-ups, there were 2 teams. Once MS Dhoni was given out which he didn’t think he was. He threw his bat and made a dash to the dressing room and came late for the practice. So, he does get angry,” the former all rounder added.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-ABD reveals who are the Federer and Nadal of modern day cricket!Mithali Raj reveals what she needs to accomplish before retiring from international cricket! Advertisement
School begins Tuesday and so does the BC High School Fall Sports Season.On tap to kick off the season locally is the Kootenay Crosscountry Circuit, beginning September 16 in Kaslo with the River Run. There are five meets — September 23 in Rossland, September 30 in at L.V. Rogers in Nelson and October 7 at Mount Sentinel in the South Slocan — before competitors take to Kokanee Provincial Park north of Nelson for the West Kootenay Championships.All races start at 4 p.m. for distances of three kilometers for Grades 6-8; 4.5 km for Grades 9-10 and 6 km for Grades 11-12 (4.5 km for girls).The Kootenay Championships are being hosted in Invermere October 28.The BC High School Crosscountry Championships are set for Saturday, November 7 at Jericho Beach in Vancouver.Other sports on the fall season include boy’s soccer, volleyball and field hockey.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 12, 2015)–Wasted At Midnight, sent from the rail under Martin Garcia, proved ultra game in taking Thursday’s $60,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita, as she prevailed by a nose while covering six furlongs in 1:09.43.“I let her break, I took a position and when I asked her, she just responded and she made it,” said Garcia.Trained by Richard Mandella, Wasted At Midnight shook loose of Tempe around the far turn, was immediately engaged by 5-2 favorite Harlington’s Rose at the quarter pole and just held off the late charge of Clearly Confused to carry the day at 5-1 in a field of six older fillies and mares.Owned by Ellen and Peter O. Johnson, Sr., the 5-year-old Florida-bred mare by Midnight Lute paid $12.40, $5.40 and $3.20. In her second start of the year, Wasted At Midnight improved her overall record to 15-3-3-2 and with the winner’s share of $36,000, she hiked her earnings to $170,790.“It was a perfect trip,” said Mandella. “She looked like she could be the speed of the race if she wanted and she broke there wanting to run. Martin did a great job slowly taking it, not in any hurry and she had something left to fight ’em off.”Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Clearly Confused was last, about nine lengths off the lead at the three eighths pole and wheeled five-wide turning for home to just miss while finishing a half length in front of Harlington’s Rose. Off at 7-2, Clearly Confused paid $3.80 and $2.60.Harlington’s Rose, ridden by Joe Talamo, had dead aim on the winner with three sixteenths of a mile to run but flattened out late to finish third, 8 ½ lengths clear of Ramona’s Wildcat. Harlington’s Rose paid $2.60 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.79, 44.65 and 56.78.First post time at Santa Anita on Friday is at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m.