Letters to the Editor for Thursday, Nov. 21

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionElderly need help getting to dentistsThe toughest task for our elderly folks is having a bedridden spouse and find she urgently needs dental treatment. With someone disabled who cannot stand or walk on her own, it’s very difficult to find a dental clinic or dentist who will take her, plus the transportation needed to take her.I searched online for dental clinics and dentists who were taking new patients and I came up empty. I searched for an ambulance or cab company. One ambulance would charge me $2,300 for the one-mile trip to St. Clare’s dental clinic. St. Clare’s’ lead dentist already agreed to accept my wife. None of the van or cab companies would take her. This was a dental appointment, not an emergency.Finally my insurer agreed to pay for an ambulance, declaring it an emergency. Mohawk Ambulance transported her to the clinic. Staff did a full-mouth x-ray exam and told me several teeth needed work. They gave me a list of oral surgeons to pull her teeth but didn’t expect to do that themselves.I think my wife could endure having a tooth pulled, but not having them drilled. Only if the pain got so great would we justify taking her. The clinic was helpful, but there isn’t any satisfactory solution when people who can’t walk need this care.      Roy E. NevilleSchenectadyTrump is responsible for his own troublesTo those who feel President Donald Trump is being vilified, look no further than he, himself.His continued insistence that he knows all regardless of what educated advisers have tried to tell him is egregious.President Clinton was impeached for much, much less — lying under oath about an affair. Trump more or less trying to bribe Ukraine in order to dig up dirt on Joe Biden for his own personal reasons was so wrong on many levels. And to try and say after the fact that it was about corruption and election interference in 2016? Again, let’s cover for Russia.Our intelligence agencies have all concluded it was Russia. But he continues to do Russia’s bidding. Why?This is about Ukraine, yes. But what conversations has Trump had with Putin? They are locked up in a coded server that only very few have access to.Never has a president had a meeting with an adversarial head of government without a cabinet member present. In Helsinki, they met for over an hour, with only an interpreter. And to date, there’s no transcript to be found. Where’s the interpreter?Stop bringing up Hillary and Obama. They’re not president, Trump is. The buck stops at his Oval Office desk.Mary BakerPerthMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

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EPL: Mane nets as Liverpool beat Norwich to open up 25-point lead

first_imgSadio Mane struck as Liverpool overcame Storm Dennis and feisty basement club Norwich 1-0 to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table to 25 points on Saturday.Jurgen Klopp’s champions-elect were short of their fluent best in windy conditions at Carrow Road but returned immediately to winning ways after their winter break. Liverpool have gone 43 top-flight matches unbeaten, just six matches behind Arsenal’s record of 49 games in 2003-04 and are sprinting towards their first league title for 30 years.They have earned 103 points from the past 105 available to them in the Premier League, winning 34 of their past 35 matches.“They caused us a few problems but overall I thought it was another good performance and we got the goal to get us the three points,” Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson told Sky Sports.“You’re probably bored of me saying it but we’re one step closer, it’s just about focusing on the next game,” he added. ‘We’ve just got to keep doing what we’ve been doing all season, never change that.”The result leaves Daniel Farke’s Norwich rooted to the bottom of the table, six points behind 19th-placed Watford. They look set for an immediate return to the Championship despite their battling performance. Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeHow They Made Little Simba Look So Lifelike in ‘The Lion King’10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TVCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouThe Biggest Cities In The World So FarEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny Loading… Klopp brought back midfielder Naby Keita for his first start in a Premier League match since December and Mane was on the bench as Liverpool started with confidence.The champions-elect controlled possession in the early stages without creating many clear-cut openings but Norwich managed some brief spells of attractive passing football themselves.Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino was particularly impressive, producing an exquisite piece of skill to control a long Jordan Henderson pass before the ball was stolen off his toes as he shaped to shoot.But despite a few scary moments, Farke’s men kept Liverpool quiet and came close to snatching the lead themselves.Lukas Rupp got in behind the Liverpool defence and controlled a long ball over the top. He opted to pass to his left to Teemu Pukki but Alisson Becker produced a superb save, clawing the ball away at the feet of the Finnish striker.– Mane breaks deadlock –Liverpool were quickly on top again in the second half but struggled to create clear chances until Keita tested Tim Krul from distance in the 58th minute.The Anfield giants laid siege to the Norwich goal but frustration mounted as the home side somehow kept the score at 0-0.Moments later Keita should have done better when he reacted quickly to a rebound off Krul but the goalkeeper dived to his right to deny the Guinea international.Alexander Tettey almost caught Becker out on a rare Norwich foray into the Liverpool half, thundering a shot against the near post as the home crowd roared their team on.Just when it seemed Norwich could become only the second team this season, after Manchester United, to deny Liverpool all three points, Mane broke the deadlock.The second-half substitute controlled a long ball from Henderson with his right foot in the 78th minute before lashing home with his left.Mane strikes as Liverpool beat Norwich to open up 25-point lead | World Soccer Talk https://t.co/qjuApHdVib— Canaries Addict (@CanariesAddict) February 15, 2020Read Also: Zidane hatches plan to beat Liverpool to £50m Antonio Conte favouritePukki had a late chance to equalise but shot straight at Alisson as Liverpool held on for their 25th win in 26 Premier League matches.Defending champions Manchester City, reeling from a potential two-season European ban for breaching fair play rules, are in second place in the table but have no chance of winning a third straight title.European champions Liverpool can turn their thoughts to the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Serie A: Cristiano Ronaldo out of Juventus squad to face Brescia

first_img Loading… Unfortunately, that won’t be possible, after the news came out that he isn’t in the squad for today’s game:Interestingly, this is the first time in a long time that Juventus actually have a real title contender to deal with, and there are signs that they might be having a wobble.They’ve only managed to scrape victory by one goal in a lot of games this season, and that finally came back to get them after two late goals allowed Hellas Verona to defeat them last weekend, so they need to bounce back against Brescia. Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got BetterTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now The Portuguese superstar has been outstanding lately, he became the first Juve player to score in 10 successive Serie A matches last time out, and a home game against a struggling team seemed like the perfect chance to extend that run.center_img Cristiano Ronaldo has been ruled out of Juventus Serie A clash against Brescia on Sunday, February 16, according to reports.Advertisement Read Also: Cristiano Ronaldo Selling Former Manchester Mansion for £3.25m .At this point there aren’t a lot of details about his absence, you have to think it’s injury related but it’s not clear how long he might be out for.Juve also have their Champions League clash with Lyon coming up, so they could really do with their star man back for that one.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Edna Smith, 99

first_imgEdna Carolyn Margaret Smith, 99, of Milan passed away Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Waters of Batesville.  She was born near Bear Creek in Switzerland County on January 22, 1918, the daughter of William C and Amelia (Wehmeyer) Meyer.  She was married to Howard Smith on June 22, 1941 and her husband of seventy years preceded her in death on June 6, 2012.  Survivors include three sons Howard (Marlene) Smith, Jr. Of Harrison, Ohio, Jerry (Shirley) Smith of Milan, and Larry (Ileene) Smith of Monroe, Michigan; 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; one brother Robert (Darlene) Meyer of Dillsboro; one sister Pauline Block of Milan. Also preceding her in death were her brothers Herman and Carl Meyer, a sister Irma Klusman, and granddaughters Amanda Smith and Heather Smith.  Mrs. Smith was confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Dewberry on May 8, 1932 where she was a life-long member. Edna played the organ for the St. Paul congregation for 75 years.  She was a stay at home Mom and enjoyed volunteering at nursing homes, reading, and playing the organ.   She also enjoyed quilting and cross stitch.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 19th at 11:00am at St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Dewberry with Pastor Juan Luna officiating.   Burial will be in the church cemetery.   Visitation will be Monday from 5:00pm to 8:00 pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10:00 am until time of service Tuesday at the church.   Memorials may be given to St Paul’s Church or St Paul’s Cemetery in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

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Iheanacho linked to Turkish club Trabzonspor

first_imgLeicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, is being linked with a move to Turkey. Promoted ContentThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Everything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Did You Notice How Natural Simba’s Movements Looked In The Movie?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What’s Up With All The Female Remakes? Loading… According to reports in the Turkish press, Iheanacho has been identified as a possible replacement for Alexander Sorloth, who is being linked with a return to the Premier League. Aston Villa forward Wesley and Newcastle United flop Joelinton are also being talked about as Trabzonspor plan for the eventual departure of Sorloth, who is on loan from Crystal Palace and has attracted attention from Premier League clubs. He has scored an impressive 19 goals this season despite only managing one for Palace, for whom he signed in January 2018. Iheanacho was in ‘flop’ territory before City boss Brendan Rodgers revived his fortunes this season. This is your round up of all things Leicester; the one-stop shop that will keep you updated on the latest goings on at the King Power Stadium and beyond. Transfers, injuries, match-days and managers, we’ve got you covered.Advertisement We’ll be bringing the very latest on the Foxes throughout the week and around the clock. The £25 million summer 2017 signing from Manchester City had managed just four goals in 51 appearances for City before this season started. He has managed three goals and four assists in the League, including a late winner at home to Everton. Iheanacho’s resurgence, then, would make it surprising to see him leave the King Power Stadium. Turkish website Fotospor say Iheanacho, Wesley and Joelinton were all presented to Trabzonspor president Ahmet Agaoglu by transfer chief Hyseyin Cimsir and his scouting department. read also:Iheanacho names Man City star that helped him most at Etihad If those reports are to be believed, then there is a decision to be made for the Turkish top flight club. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Man Utd midfielder: I’m ready to improve my physicality

first_imgDonny van de Beek has revealed he would like to work on his physicality after moving to Manchester United. The 23-year-old swapped Ajax for the Red Devils on Wednesday, signing a five-year contract with his new club. When asked by MUTV if he was ready for the challenge, van de Beek replied: “Always when people tell you something about the Premier League, they tell you it’s really strong with heavy competition.Advertisement read also:CONFIRMED: Man United sign Donny Van De Beek on four-year-deal “I will see that. I want to work on my physicality, on everything, to make steps again, because for Holland I was strong and physically good, but now I want to take steps again to improve and help the club get prizes and titles.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeRihanna Is Getting Her Own Museum In Barbados7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The Ratings20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’center_img Loading… last_img read more

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Junction Motor Speedway switches sanction to IMCA

first_imgMcCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. ­ – Junction Motor Speedway sports four IMCA divisions on Saturday race programs beginning this season.Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Compacts will run weekly at McCool Junction, formerly NASCAR sanctioned. “There are a lot of local IMCA cars that we’ll be able to share with other tracks,” explained promoter Delmar Friesen, citing sanctioned tracks in the area that run on Thursday, Friday and Sunday nights. “We didn’t have anyone around to share with when we were NASCAR. Probably 90 percent of the cars around here are IMCA.” A test and tune session is now scheduled for April 2. The tentative IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season at Junction Motor Speedway runs from April 30 through Sept. 3. All four IMCA divisions take the place of classes that ran in 2015 at McCool Junction and will be on the card for a mid-August special.“Most of the responses we’ve gotten (regarding the change in sanction) have been positive,” Friesen said. “The drivers are looking forward to having another track where they can race for IMCA points.” Weekly Modified points earned at Junction Motor Speedway figure in IMCA’s Jet Racing Central Region. Hobby Stock points count in the Big Daddy Race Cars Northern Region. A foot of dirt was added all the way around the 3/8-mile oval two years ago; Junction Motor Speedway opened in 2004.last_img read more

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Ramos to appeal tax fine

first_imgRelatedPosts Ramos penalty kick again wins it for Real Madrid   Real Madrid close in on La Liga title as Ramos strike sinks Getafe UCL: Man City stun 10-man Real Madrid Sergio Ramos will appeal a fine by Spanish tax authorities for irregularities concerning his image rights between 2012 and 2014.The Real Madrid and Spanish international defender was fined one million euros according to El Mundo, while Ramos said he would contest the decision.In a statement, Ramos said a change in the law was to blame for the penalty.“I’m aware of all of my obligations to the Spanish Tax Agency,” said Ramos.“The Tax Agency notified me of a different settlement amount for me in the 2012-14 period after changing the criteria that they themselves had told me in previous years, a settlement which I have fully paid.“It is an administrative fine, not a criminal penalty.“Given my disagreement with the change of criteria from the Tax Agency and, I reiterate, given my payment has been made, I have exercised my right to appeal the agency’s decision.”Barcelona captain Lionel Messi and former Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo were both handed prison sentences and fined after being found guilty of tax fraud. However, neither served any jail time after agreeing to deals under Spanish laws.Tags: Sergio Ramoslast_img read more

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Sammy’s Zalmi to take on Quetta Gladiators in Pakistan Super League final

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) – Darren Sammy’s Peshawar Zalmi defied cameo knocks from the West Indies pair of Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard, to beat Karachi Kings by 24 runs here yesterday and storm into tomorrow’s final of the Pakistan Super League.Playing in the second playoff qualifier at the Dubai International Stadium, Zalmi were propelled to 181 for three off their 20 overs by opener Kamran Akmal, who blasted 104 from 65 deliveries.West Indies right-hander Marlon Samuels chipped in with an unbeaten 37 while South African Dawid Malan got 36.In reply, the left-handed Gayle smashed 40 off 31 balls at the top of the order before Pollard arrived to lash a 26-ball 47 down the order, but their efforts proved in vain as King could only muster 157 for seven.Barbados-born England all-rounder Chris Jordan helped cripple the innings with an excellent spell of three for 26 from his four overs while seamer Wahab Riaz (3-24) also claimed three wickets.Kings lost the usually prolific Babar Azam cheaply for one in the second over, a dismissal which triggered a slide which saw them slump to 35 for four in the ninth over.However, Gayle then took control of the innings, pummelling two fours and four sixes in an entertaining knock while adding 45 for the fifth wicket with Pollard.When the Jamaican missed a yorker from Wahab and was bowled in the 12th over, Pollard stepped up to energise the run chase with an innings marked by four fours and three sixes.He seemed to be taking Kings to a sensational victory before Wahab struck again, getting the Trinidadian to edge a full, wide delivery behind.Earlier, Akmal struck six fours and seven sixes to lift Zalmi after they were sent in. He put on 97 with Malan for the first wicket and a further 77 for the second wicket with Samuels who counted three fours and a six in a breezy 22-ball innings.Zalmi now take on Quetta Gladiators in the final in Lahore.last_img read more

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Cameron threatens legal action against CWI

first_img(ESPNCricinfo) – Dave Cameron, the former president of Cricket West Indies (CWI), has threatened legal action against the board unless they hand over a copy of an audit critical of his period in office.The audit, requested by Cameron’s successor and conducted by PKF, suggests a lack of financial control posed a threat to “the board’s long-term sustainability” and left “a massive hole” in the board’s finances. Cameron, who was president of CWI (previously WICB) from March 2013 until March 2019, is singled out for criticism several times in the report.Cameron insists he first became aware of the report when contacted for comment by ESPNcricinfo in April. He is now demanding that he is provided with a copy of it from CWI within 48 hours in order that he can “respond fully” to the “allegations made by PKF.”A letter from Cameron’s lawyers, Thomas, John & Co, to Johnny Grave, the chief executive officer of CWI, states: “Our client maintains that that he has serious concerns about the credibility of this report, which involved the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee selected and/ or appointed by the President or Board.“In the circumstances, and having regard to the basic principles of fairness and the right of our client to protect his reputation, our client demands, without prejudice to any rights he may now have, a full copy of this report within 48 hours, and the right to respond fully to all of the questions, comments or allegations made by PKF, and statements made by Mr Holding and the President within 21 days.“Should CWI whether by way of the Board or management or otherwise seek in the meantime to publish the report, or refuse to meet our client’s demands for a copy of the report and time to respond, our client will have no alternative but to seek the appropriate orders and remedies from the High Court.”While very little of the entire report has so far been published, extracts are beginning to appear in publications across the region. Notably, the former West Indies fast bowler, Michael Holding alluded to a couple of sections not published by ESPNcricinfo in various interviews – though he has not mentioned Cameron by name – while Ricky Skerritt, the current CWI president, acknowledged in a media statement that the report “uncovered some illustrations of questionable executive standards and practices.” As a result, both men have incurred the wrath of Cameron.“The president’s statement and especially the use of the word “uncovered” carries the imputation that PKF uncovered previously hidden and unknown material, which justified or warranted the making of serious questions, comments or allegations directed at or against our client as the president of CWI,” Cameron’s lawyers continue.“There is no question that Mr Holding believed that the contents of one part of this PKF report raised the real prospect that the offence of money-laundering either occurred or may have occurred, and/or exposed CWI to the risk of involvement in money-laundering. At all material times our client was the president of CWI. These allegations have now gone viral throughout the region and elsewhere.“As indicated above, our client has not seen the report, nor has he been given any opportunity to respond to it, either by PKF or CWI. In fact, at no time did PKF seek to ascertain any fact or comment from him. However, the report or parts thereof were made known to ESPNCricinfo and Mr Holding.”At the time of writing, with the 48-hour deadline having passed, it is understood the report has not been passed on to Cameron.last_img read more

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