I just learned through the “grapevine” and the paper that the “big wigs” are getting a raise.Music is getting cut. No band this summer in Johnstown or Gloversville. That’s terrible. Our kids have to take a cut so “big wigs” can have a nice raise? What’s wrong with this picture? They’re already doing OK.If you’re small, you’re stepped on. Then when you get old, you’re run over again.Let’s all get out and vote next time. We have to fight for what’s right.These people who cut our music should be ashamed of themselves.Eunice KilmerJohnstownMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion
EEW Offshore Structures Britain (OSB) has completed the load-out of the first six transition pieces built for the Borssele 1+2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea.The Teesside-based company will manufacture and deliver a total of 35 transition pieces for Ørsted’s 752MW wind farm. ALE Heavy Lift is providing the transportation services. Denmark’s Bladt Industries is in charge of manufacturing and delivering the remaining 59 transition pieces.EEW SPC, the parent company of EEW OSB, will deliver 47 monopiles for the wind farm. Dutch offshore foundations specialist Sif Holding will produce the remaining 47 monopiles.47 monopiles, 94 transition pieces, and 94 anode cages will be shipped from Denmark, Germany, and the UK to Maasvlakte 2 in the Port of Rotterdam, where they will be assembled and prepared for offshore construction.GeoSea, part of DEME Offshore, is in charge of transporting and installing the monopile foundations.The Borssele 1+2 offshore wind farm will comprise 94 Siemens Gamesa 8MW turbines installed some 23km off the coast of Zeeland. A2SEA, part of GeoSea, will provide installation vessel capacity to transport and install the wind turbines.Ørsted plans to have the project commissioned by the end of 2020.
MILAN, Italy (Reuters) – Serie A club Lazio have been fined 20 000 euros (£16,975.57) after their fans were found to have racially insulted Brescia forward Mario Balotelli during Sunday’s match in the latest incident of racism which has plagued Italian football.Serie A’s disciplinary tribunal said in a statement that further investigations were taking place to identify exactly where among the visiting Lazio fans the chanting came from and that Lazio had been asked to help the police identify those responsible.Lazio won 2-1 after Balotelli, who has been subjected to discrimination throughout his career, had opened the scoring for hosts Brescia.The Serie A statement said that fans “sang a chorus of racial discrimination against a player of the opposing team in the 21st and 29th minutes of the first half” as well as other insults.It said the referee interrupted the match after half an hour and an announcement was made asking for the chanting to stop.Balotelli, who was seen complaining to the referee about the chanting during the match, said “shame on you” in an Instagram message to the Lazio fans after the game. Lazio disassociated itself from the fans abusing Balotelli.The tribunal also handed a two-match suspension to Sassuolo substitute Domenico Berardi after he was sent off at the end of his team’s controversial 2-1 defeat at Genoa. Sassuolo complained that the move which led to Genoa’s winning goal began with a foul on Berardi.The tribunal said that Berardi “vehemently confronted an assistant, addressing severely disrespectful expressions to the match officials” in the tunnel after the match.SPAL were fined 10 000 euros after some fruit peel was thrown from the crowd and “hit the referee without causing any injury” during their match at home to Verona.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Kevin Ware’s gruesome leg injury during Louisville’s win over Duke in the Elite Eight Sunday ended his run in the NCAA Tournament, but gave the Cardinals one more significant reason to fight through the championship game. Already a formidable team with a stifling defense and balanced offense, Louisville now has added drive to win the Tournament for Ware.With just over six minutes left in the first half on Sunday, Ware ran from the lane to close out on Duke guard Tyler Thornton, who was about to shoot a 3-pointer from the right wing. Ware jumped up to block the shot, but was late. When he landed, his right leg buckled underneath him. His leg broke, and the bone broke through the skin. It left a horrendous scene until team trainers quickly covered his leg with a towel.Head coach Rick Pitino said he nearly vomited, and some of the Cardinals were close to fainting.Ware was taken to a hospital for emergency surgery. While he was there, Louisville dominated the Blue Devils, eventually winning the Midwest Regional final in an 85-63 blowout.After having the surgery, Ware is already back up and walking, Pitino said on a teleconference Monday. Pitino said he visited Ware Sunday night and said he was in “great spirits.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He’s up and about. He’s on crutches walking,” Pitino said. “They want his blood flowing. They only thing they’re concerned about at this point in the next 48 hours, becomes the bone comes out of the skin, they’re concerned of a chance of infection. If not infection takes place, he’ll be very excited.”Pitino said Ware will likely be out of the hospital by Tuesday, and will remarkably be with the Cardinals when they fly to Atlanta – Ware’s hometown – for the Final Four.When Pitino went to the hospital Sunday night, be brought the Midwest Regional championship trophy with him and left it with Ware. He was a major reason for Louisville winning even though he couldn’t be on the court with his team.“He said ‘Just win the basketball game, I’ll be fine, get me home to Atlanta.’ He kept repeating it over and over,” Pitino said. “That was the only words coming out of his mouth to the players: Just win the game.” Comments Published on April 2, 2013 at 12:31 am Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman
“It’s great that now a lot of people’s ears are opening, a lot of people are understanding, a lot of people are recognizing,” he said. “A lot of people still don’t get it and a lot of people are afraid to talk about it, but the racism that goes on in America, especially for my people, people of color, is still here.“This has been my mission. You see that in my community, with my school, with what I’ve been doing for years in my hometown (Akron, Ohio), and any place I go I try to give back that knowledge. But the good thing now is more people are listening to what’s going on, so that’s definitely a plus.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“I’m here 100 percent, in great health, and I’m looking forward to getting back on the floor.”With all that’s happened since the NBA suspended play March 11 because of the pandemic, especially the death of George Floyd and the protests that followed, James said he has no doubts about returning to the court to play and to try to help the Lakers win the NBA title.James acknowledged the difficulty of saying goodbye to his family before joining his teammates for their flight to Orlando, where the Lakers could be based for the next several months. But it was time to get back to work to continue his twin journeys.“It never crossed my mind that we did not need to play this beautiful game of basketball that brings so many people together, that brings happiness, that brings joy to the households, to so many families,” he said. “This is about sports. I’m happy to be a part of one of the biggest sports in the world, and I’m happy to have a platform where not only will people gain joy with the way I play the game, the way our team plays the game, but what I’m able to do off the floor as well.“So, being able to use my platform, the NBA’s platform, to continue to talk about what’s going on, I would not stop until I see real change for us as Black America, for African-Americans, for people of color, and also believe I can do both. I can bring happiness to a lot of homes with the way I play the game, with the way the Lakers play the game, and I will continue to push the envelope to continue to keep my foot on the gas to create real change for us as people of color in America.” Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions LeBron James emerged Saturday from NBA-mandated quarantine at the league’s coronavirus bubble headquarters in Orlando, Florida, dropped into a chair in front of a camera and began to speak about the two great passions in his life: basketball and social equality.His first practice with the Lakers in four months was minutes away, but first he spoke with beat reporters for the first time since April, addressing a number of issues during an 11 1/2-minute Zoom call.Yes, he said he was ready to restart the season. No, he didn’t feel unsafe in the bubble.“I believe the NBA and (commissioner) Adam Silver and anybody who had anything to do with this, they took all precautionary measures to make sure we, as a league, are as safe as we can be,” he said. “In anything you do, there can be things that happen. But we will cross that line if it happens. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed James wore a black Nike cap with the words “I am more than an athlete” inscribed on it, and he wasn’t content to simply stick to sports. He has been a “lion” in the Lakers’ locker room, as coach Frank Vogel phrased it, but also willing to speak out on social justice when needed from time to time.Saturday, with so much to talk about, was another of those times.James said he wouldn’t wear a special message on the back of his jersey when the games resume later this month. He didn’t like any of the choices the NBA offered its players. Teammate JaVale McGee said he would wear the words “Respect us” on the back of his jersey rather than his last name.“No disrespect to the list was handed out to all the players,” James said of declining to alter his jersey. “I commend anyone who decides to put anything on the back of their jersey. It’s just something that didn’t really seriously resonate with my mission, with my goal.”James then made it clear his mission in Orlando wasn’t strictly about basketball, although winning the franchise’s league record-tying 17th championship definitely was on his mind, too.Related Articles How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error