#MeToo is about assault, not romance

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first_imgRe Jan. 14 letter, “Country is headed back to Puritan age”: Wow. Jim Schaefer, you really don’t understand the concept of #MeToo. It has nothing to do with romance.Sexual assault and sexual harassment are acts of violence, not love. Acknowledging the rights of victims, (women and men and children alike), to say no and be respected has nothing to do with Victoria’s Secret, mini-skirts or breast implants. Society needs to address these rights; there have to be consequences for the perpetrators. As far as your reference to “the trickery of all the gold-diggers,” yes, there are some who will lie and cheat. But we can’t dismiss the undisputed fact of countless legitimate victims because of that. Don’t worry, #MeToo doesn’t signal the demise of romance. You can still enjoy fine wine and chocolate and a cozy evening by the fireplace with someone you love.Beverly SkollSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcy Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Governor Wolf: Commonwealth is Prepared for Winter Storm Scott

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first_img Press Release,  Transportation,  Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – With fast-moving Winter Storm Scott expected to bring snow across Pennsylvania on Sunday, Governor Tom Wolf is reminding Pennsylvanians that the commonwealth is prepared for winter weather and they should be, too.Snow is expected to spread across the state from the southwest to the northeast throughout the day Sunday with several inches of accumulation possible and the highest amounts in eastern Pennsylvania, potentially to over half a foot. Snow could be heavy at times, making travel difficult.“I urge all Pennsylvanians to consider staying home and off the roads as this winter storm moves across the state Sunday,” Gov. Wolf said. “If you must travel, please be vigilant in traveling safely and be sure you have an emergency kit in your car and your cell phone is charged. The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) has been in contact with state agencies involved in weather-related activities, including PennDOT and local emergency management agencies to make certain we are prepared.”“PEMA is actively monitoring the storm in coordination with other state agencies and our partners in local government to help them with any unmet needs that may arise,” said Acting PEMA Director Randy Padfield. “We encourage everyone to stay tuned into their local news for important storm updates and to heed advice to stay home and off the roads as this fast-moving storm makes its way across the commonwealth.”PennDOT and the PA Turnpike are expected to implement phased restrictions through the storm. Depending on conditions, restrictions may be expanded or reduced. If restrictions are in effect, see www.511PA.com.Gov. Wolf also reminded Pennsylvanians that the state of emergency declaration he signed in January remains in effect to allow for increased assistance with storm-related needs.It is important to note that the declaration does not restrict citizens from travel on commonwealth roadways, but motorists should be aware of restrictions that are in place and heed the guidance of local authorities.To help make decisions regarding winter travel, motorists are encouraged to “Know Before You Go” by checking conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 860 traffic cameras. Users can also see plow truck statuses and travel alerts along a specific route using the “Check My Route” tool.511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.A vehicle emergency kit should be prepared or restocked with items such as non-perishable food, water, first-aid supplies, warm clothes, a blanket, cell phone charger and a small snow shovel. Motorists should tailor their kits to any specific needs that they or their families have such as baby supplies, extra medication and pet supplies.PEMA works with county emergency management personnel to monitor unmet local needs during inclement weather affecting travel, utilities, and shelter. You are encouraged to monitor state agency social media accounts for the most up-to-date information on any emergency or weather-related situation affecting the state, in addition to any social media accounts for your local emergency management offices.Motorists should be aware that all vehicles should be fully clear of ice and snow before winter travel. If snow or ice is dislodged or falls from a moving vehicle and strikes another vehicle or pedestrian causing death or serious bodily injury, the operator of that vehicle could receive a $200 to $1,000 fine.When winter weather occurs, PennDOT urges drivers to be extra cautious around operating snow-removal equipment. When encountering a plow truck, drivers should:Stay at least six car lengths behind an operating plow truck and remember that the main plow is wider than the truck.Be alert since plow trucks generally travel much more slowly than other traffic.When a plow truck is traveling toward you, move as far away from the center of the road as is safely possible, and remember that snow can obscure the actual snow plow width.Never try to pass or get between several trucks plowing side by side in a “plow train.” The weight of the snow thrown from the plow can quickly cause smaller vehicles to lose control, creating a hazard for nearby vehicles.Never travel next to a plow truck since there are blind spots where the operator can’t see, and they can occasionally be moved sideways when hitting drifts or heavy snowpack.Keep your lights on to help the operator better see your vehicle. Also remember that under Pennsylvania state law, vehicle lights must be on every time a vehicle’s wipers are on due to inclement weather.In addition to driving safely around plows, motorists are urged to drive according to conditions. If motorists encounter snow or ice-covered roads, they should slow down, increase their following distance and avoid distractions. Last winter in Pennsylvania, preliminary data shows that there were 440 crashes resulting in 221 injuries on snowy, slushy or ice-covered roadways where aggressive-driving behaviors such as speeding or making careless lane changes were factors.To report an accident or other emergencies on the PA Turnpike, dial *11 on your mobile phone. If there is an accident, move the car out of travel lane and onto shoulder, if possible, and stay in the vehicle. For more information about PA Turnpike conditions, follow the conversation by using www.paturnpike.com/travel/twitter. You may also see advisories by clicking on the travel ticker on www.PATurnpike.com.PennDOT has created a Winter Safety media center, including social-media-sized graphics highlighting winter driving preparations and operations at www.penndot.gov in the “Media Center” under the “About Us” footer.For more information on safe winter travel, an emergency kit checklist and information on PennDOT’s winter operations including a video, visit PennDOT.gov/winter. Additional winter driving and other highway safety information is available at PennDOT.gov/safety.“Safety is always our priority, so please heed warnings from emergency responders and personnel, and remember to check on your neighbors, especially the elderly,” Gov. Wolf said. “Let’s all do our part to be prepared and safe during this stretch of late winter weather.” March 02, 2019 Governor Wolf: Commonwealth is Prepared for Winter Storm Scottcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Collins rejects liquor pleas

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first_imgNZ Herald 25 Oct 2012South Auckland MPs have pleaded with their fellow South Aucklander – Justice Minister Judith Collins – to put aside politics on alcohol reform and adopt their amendments to keep liquor outlets away from schools. Speaking in the debate on the Alcohol Reform Bill, Su’a William Sio and Louisa Wall both said alcohol was an issue that had plagued their South Auckland communities for years and called for liquor outlets to be banned near schools. Ms Wall, MP for Manurewa, said there were 494 liquor licences across wider Manukau, including 181 off-licences, and the number of small corner-store liquor shops had prompted protests in the local community. Her amendment would ban liquor outlets other than supermarkets within 1km of schools – one of several Labour amendments the Government is refusing to support. “There is no place in the life of a child for alcohol. “What really concerns me is our children who do walk to school and stop in at the superette on the way to school are confronted with alcohol. Alcohol will become, and has become, a normal part of children’s lives.”…In reply, Ms Collins said decisions such as the placement of liquor outlets were best dealt with by local councils rather than applying universal rules, partly because communities in poor areas would want tougher rules than those in wealthy suburbs such as Remuera. Ms Collins said it was in poorer areas that people had taken to the streets to protest about liquor outlets. “It’s not the people in the rich areas. They generally don’t care.”http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10842692last_img read more

Man Utd set Villa playmaker as new priority target

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first_img The Aston Villa skipper is top of the wanted list for boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he seeks to push the Red Devils back in the big-time, according to a report in the Sunday Mirror. The 24-year-old playmaker is said to have been ‘at the centre of detailed due diligence that’s being undertaken by senior figures at Old Trafford’ over a potential £80m move. Despite Grealish breaking lockdown rules to attend a house-party with former team-mate Ross McCormack – a move that ended with him picking up a £150,000 club fine – that has not put off United chief Solskjaer.Advertisement Jack Grealish is now Manchester United’s No.1 summer transfer target, according to reports in Sunday’s press. But with cash at a premium this summer, United will prioritise Grealish over Jadon Sancho – especially as Borussia Dortmund are unwilling to lower their £100m asking price. The Bundesliga giants were asking a nine-figure fee for the England international and are happy to hold onto him for another season, despite alleged interest from Real Madrid, while Liverpool are also said to be back in the chase for the attacker. That kind of outlay is reportedly becoming increasingly difficult for United to justify, with respect to Sancho, but Grealish is said to have captured the attention of the decision-makers at the club and, regardless of whether Villa are relegated, the Norwegian will press the button on the deal. read also:Security Palaver: Villa’s Jack Grealish acquires £25,000 guard dog Meanwhile, Grealish’s agent Jonathan Barnett has also hinted that a move could be on tha cards when dicussing the future of the Villa star, as well another of his clients, Saul Niguez – who is also a United target. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading…last_img read more

COVID-19: Super Eagles player Ahmed Musa speaks on ‘positive’ test

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first_imgRelatedPosts Saudi may have enough uranium deposits to make nuclear fuel – Reports Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking FIFA ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th Nigeria Super Eagles Player, Ahmed Musa, has dismissed claims on social media that he had tested positive for coronavirus.Musa, who plays for Al-Nassr Football Club in Saudi Arabia, described the rumour as fake news on his verified Twitter handle. He tweeted: “Please, ignore any false news about me or my family testing positive to COVID-19.“We are self-isolating for 14 days as we just got in from Saudi Arabia, as the law stipulates.“Stay safe! Maintain social distance.”The Nigeria international also advised Nigerians to avoid fake news.The News Agency of Nigeria reports, quoting a World Health Organisation global figure of coronavirus as at April 20, that Saudi Arabia, from where Musa says he just returned, had 12,772 confirmed cases, 114 deaths and 1,812 patients have recovered from the pandemic. Tags: Ahmed MusaAl-Nassr FCSaudi Arabiasocial mediaSuper Eagleslast_img read more

Arsene Wenger calls on Arsenal players to maintain intensity for Stoke trip

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first_img Press Association The Britannia Stadium has not been a happy hunting ground for the Gunners, who have won just once in the Potteries in the Premier League era. Wenger’s men drew 3-3 at Liverpool on Wednesday, having led going into stoppage time only to concede a late Joe Allen equaliser. Arsene Wenger is expecting another stern test of his side’s Barclays Premier League title credentials when Arsenal travel to Stoke on Sunday. “We are still in the FA Cup so overall we are still in a position where we can make our season a fantastic season. The fact that we have players coming back from injuries will help. “I would say Stoke are also sharper because when we played them (at home, a 2-0 win for Arsenal on September 12) they were in a bit of a difficult patch and had some bad injuries. “Since then, they have developed well and have moved forward well in the league, with some convincing results. I’m convinced that both teams have moved forward since.” With Stoke having already beaten Manchester City and Manchester United and drawn with champions Chelsea at home so far this season, Wenger knows his players will have to match their level of performance from in midweek to break their Staffordshire hoodoo. “It’s a similar test to Liverpool,” he said. “On our side, we’ll need the same intensity again, four days later, and the same desire and focus. What we learn in this Premier League is that every week you think ‘look how many surprises we have seen today, that will not happen again’. “And the week after, it happens again and again and again, since the start of the season. That shows you that the consistency of your focus, the consistency of your determination will certainly play a big part in the outcome of this league.” Arsenal have been consistent in recent months despite nursing a chronic injury list, which is beginning to ease at the perfect time for Wenger. Alexis Sanchez has a chance of being involved at Stoke following his hamstring injury, while new recruit Mohamed Elneny could also make his debut. With Tomas Rosicky and Mikel Arteta recently back and Danny Welbeck making a possible return in a fortnight, Wenger knows they could all play their part in the coming weeks. “At the moment we are at the beginning of January, we are in a strong position in the league and we have qualified in the Champions League. last_img read more

Cricket News Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara become this Australian offspinner’s bunnies

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first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: In the modern era, getting the wicket of Virat Kohli is a claim to fame for any bowler. The Indian cricket team skipper is in such great form and has amassed plenty of runs in record time. When Kohli is in great form, no bowler can escape his wrath and his economy as well as his confidence takes an absolute pounding. However, that does not seem to be the case with Nathan Lyon, the Australian offspinner and in the Adelaide Test on day 3, Lyon created a record which could make him the envy of every other bowler in the world. Lyon dismissed Kohli for 34 with the end of the day approcaching and in the process became the bowler who dismissed the Indian skipper the most number of times in Tests.Lyon’s dismissal of Kohli was the sixth time he had achieved the feat in Tests and he now stands alone at the top. England’s legendary bowling duo of Stuart Broad and James Anderson had held the earlier record, having dismissed Kohli five times.Read More |Virat Kohli achieves yet another milestone, this time as skipperThe offspinner first dismissed Kohli in 2013 in the Chennai Test when he had him caught by Mitchell Starc. In the same series, during the Delhi Test, Lyon trapped Kohli LBW in both innings but Australia lost the series 4-0. In 2014, Kohli had dominated the Adelaide Test with centuries in both innings. His knock of 141 in the second innings put India on course for a famous win but he miscued the pull shot and holed out to Mitchell Marsh at deep midwicket as India lost the match by 48 runs.Read More | Kohli booed by Adelaide crowd, surprisingly Ponting is not amusedIn 2017, during the Bengaluru Test, Kohli left an offbreak from Lyon and was adjudged LBW. Before Lyon, Anderson was the first bowler to actually wreck Kohli’s technique. In 2012, the England pacer got him out in the Kolkata Test while in the 2014 series, he dismissed Kohli cheaply four times as India lost the series 3-1. Kohli has an average of just 8.2 against Broad, having fallen to him twice in the 2014 and 2018 series while in 2016, the England fast bowler dismissed the Indian skipper in the Chennai Test.Lyon has not only made Kohli his bunny but he also dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara. On the fourth day, Lyon managed to get Pujara to glove a flighted delivery to short leg as Pujara was dismissed for the eighth time by the offspinner, the most he has gotten out to one bowler in his Test career. Lyon has also dismissed former England skipper Alastair Cook eight times. last_img read more

Southeast Mo. looks to sweep JSU

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first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSoutheast Missouri (7-20, 3-11) vs. Jacksonville State (10-17, 5-9)Pete Mathews Coliseum, Jacksonville, Alabama; Thursday, 8:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Jacksonville State seeks revenge on Southeast Missouri after dropping the first matchup in Cape Girardeau. The teams last faced each other on Feb. 6, when the Redhawks shot 56.9 percent from the field while limiting Jacksonville State’s shooters to just 39.7 percent on the way to a 76-72 victory. Associated Press Southeast Mo. looks to sweep JSU For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comcenter_img SQUAD LEADERSHIP: The Redhawks have been led by sophomores Alex Caldwell and Sage Tolbert. Caldwell has averaged 11.9 points while Tolbert has put up 9.4 points and 6.8 rebounds per contest. The Gamecocks have been led by De’Torrion Ware and Kayne Henry. Ware has produced 12.4 points and 5.1 rebounds while Henry has averaged 10.4 points and 6.7 rebounds per outing.ACCURATE ALEX: Caldwell has connected on 34.5 percent of the 113 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 13 over the last three games. He’s also made 80.3 percent of his free throws this season.YET TO WIN: The Gamecocks are 0-7 when they score 62 points or fewer and 10-10 when they exceed 62 points. The Redhawks are 0-14 when they fail to score more than 65 points and 7-6 on the season, otherwise.COLD SPELL: Southeast Missouri has lost its last 13 road games, scoring 61.3 points, while allowing 76.5 per game.LOOSENING UP: Jacksonville State’s defense has forced 14 turnovers per game this season, but is averaging 10.7 turnovers over its last three games.___ February 19, 2020last_img read more

Indian players unhappy despite pay hike

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first_img….The players sent their complaints through Anil Kumble to the CoA.DESPITE receiving a pay increment as part of their yearly contracts, Team India players have exhibited displeasure at their yearly retainer values, although they were doubled from the previous year.The BCCI had released the annual contracts of the men’s team for this season, and it was known that they doubled the yearly retainer values from last year. For the A grade players, the value is set at Rs. 2 crore while Grade B and Grade C players earn Rs. 1 crore and Rs. 50 Lakh respectively.The BCCI also gave an increment in the match fees for the players, increasing it from Rs. 7 Lakh to Rs. 15 Lakh in Tests, and in T20s from Rs. 2 Lakh to Rs. 3 Lakh. In fact, this was the first time since 2010 when changes were made in the pay structure.“Things have gathered momentum over the last three months or so, through the New Zealand and England series. Almost every player has been involved in the discussions”, a source was quoted as saying to ESPNCricinfo.The displeasure of the players was triggered from the fact that the Australian and English teams get higher retainers than the Indians, around Rs. 8 to 12 crore.Another complaint was regarding how the finances are distributed of finances. While IPL has been the largest revenue generator for the BCCI, the players say they have not been given ample share of the profit.The players sent their complaints through Anil Kumble, the head coach, who then submitted a proposal to the Committee of Administrators (CoA).BCCI need to fix this issue as soon as possible, because June is only two months away, when India will travel to England for the all-important Champions Trophy, and look to regain it from 2013.last_img read more

New CWI boss Skerritt urges patience from stakeholders

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first_img..as he gets ready to act on campaign promisesKINGSTON, Jamaica, (CMC) – After securing the Cricket West Indies (CWI) top job in a stunning result here Sunday, new president Ricky Skerritt has targeted the rejuvenation of the high performance centre, governance reform and finding a permanent West Indies coach, as three of the main items on his immediate agenda.However, the former St Kitts and Nevis government minister has urged patience from stakeholders as he prepares to implement his 10-point Cricket First Plan, which formed the basis of his election campaign over the last month.The 62-year-old was speaking shortly after he and running mate, Dr Kishore Shallow, unseated Jamaican Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron and vice-president, Emmanuel Nathan, by 8-4 margins, in a highly anticipated annual general meeting at the Jamaica Pegasus.“We are going to have to ask for patience but there is some basis in some of those 10 points that is already happening but most of it needs significant improvements, significant injections and in the case of the HPC for instance that is going to be the one that is most costly,” Skerritt shared.The former West Indies team manager had made reviving the HPC one of the bedrocks of his campaign, after the Cameron-led CWI pulled the plug in the institution in 2017.Skerritt, who gained widespread support from stakeholders in his election bid, said CWI would also be aiming to make possible implementations from the Patterson Report.“We had actually begun to do that under the leadership of Don Wehby and myself and two other independent directors back in 2016 and 2017,” Skerritt explained.“And there is a report that was submitted to the outgoing president which was really a review of the Patterson Report and several others, to try to see which recommendations had actually been implemented and which ones were not.“So what we have to do now is go back dust off that 2017 report which is the most recent summary and use it as a starting point to see which of the governance changes are still relevant and which ones we can implement as quickly as possible.”He added “I will even try to approach him [Wehby]. Maybe he can somehow find the time out of his busy schedule to look at that report and even help me with the implementations.”According to Skerritt, steps will also be taken to search within the region for the next possible West Indies senior team coach. Englishman Richard Pybus is currently guiding the team on an interim basis, following the departure of Australian Stuart Law.The appointment of Pybus ahead of the recent England series was a controversial affair, with Cameron accused of hand-picking the former director of cricket and agreeing contractual terms without prior board approval.“That has been a vexatious sort of issue,” said Skerritt.“I have to tell you that we believe very strongly in localising the expertise that we put behind our teams and we believe only in bringing in non-Caribbean expertise only where it is not available across the region.“We want to be sure that the team does well at all times with the possible resources but we also have to make sure that they have a Caribbean support team around them.”He continued: “So that is the issue which will be looked at. I can’t give you any promises or any anticipation of how soon or when there will be changes but it is an issue that has touched many across the region. People generally want to see Caribbean past cricketers and Caribbean expertise helping to build Caribbean cricket.”last_img read more