Rep. Elise Stefanik is turning a blind eye to what our president has done to be impeached by Congress. Republicans insist on not believing dedicated Americans who work for our government and aren’t political.Experts on our Constitution testified not against our president, but to what our Founders laid out on the law of the land.Make no mistake. If the parties involved were turned around to a Democratic president, Republicans would protect the whistle blower at all costs. Republicans are as blind as the Sanhedrin that condemned Jesus.“Christianity Today,” an Evangelical paper started by Rev. Billy Graham, is calling for our president to be impeached. Many Evangelicals have much respect for “Christianity Today.” But it seems Elise Stefanik and Donald Trump have nothing but bad things to say about it. Trump is as immoral as one can be, and those who champion him are as immoral as he is. The Senate has already exonerated Trump without a trial as our Constitution calls for. History, and more importantly, Our Lord, will remember those who have made a mockery of our Constitution like our North Country Representative Elise Stefanik with regard to taking away our laws as laid out by our Forefathers.Gary Philip GuidoRotterdamSantabarbara is responsive, effectiveI am writing in response to Jennifer Richards’ Dec. 21 letter (“Santabarbara is far left and ineffective”). Angelo Santabarbara has been an active, engaged representative of his district in the state Assembly. I work very closely, in a non-partisan way, with Assemblyman Santabarbara on many fronts, and he has never disappointed with his availability, advocacy and concern about the issues facing his community.As an educator in a school district in Angelo’s district, I feel he has delivered on his promise of providing the districts in his region with the funding necessary to provide the best publicly funded education our state can provide; even in tight budget years.He provides his district with bullet aid, above and beyond what is allotted by the state, to help maintain programs and to make sure our students have what they need to succeed.He has worked tirelessly to advocate for citizens of our state who have autism. His work on this issue has resulted in the passage of several laws that improve the lives of our fellow New Yorkers who live with autism. Finally, Angelo has also worked tirelessly for veterans who live in our community.Angelo Santabarbara is a dedicated member of the New York State Assembly who represents a district that does not include southern Saratoga County. As a citizen of Burnt Hills, I encourage you to seek the contact information for your representatives, Sen. Jim Tedisco and Assemblywoman MaryBeth Walsh to advocate on your behalf.Michael LibertucciSchenectadyIt’s time to get past political polarizationThe clamjamfry has sent a clarion message to the clerisy that the mare’s nest called the Russian collusion is just a chimera.Now we have to jettison the dog’s breakfast known as the Ukraine quid pro quo if we wish to return to the halcyon days of the Nixon and Clinton administrations — a time when the word “polarization” was used only in reference to seekers of the Northwest Passage.Yes, yes, Hillary Clinton did claim the impeachment of Bill was “a vast right wing conspiracy,” and Carville wanted to drag a dollar bill through a trailer park of “deplorables.” Clinton committed perjury and Nixon pulled the trigger for the Saturday Night Massacre. But these days, we have a political smackdown every day the New York Times prints a fresh fish wrapper.So if you want your morning rag to induce relaxation and snoring, elect Joe Biden. Instead of ground and pound, The New York Times and The Washington Post will have hide and hype. All the good news that’s fit to print.Joe NialClifton ParkCreate a statue park in SchenectadyI am in complete agreement with James A. Wilson’s Jan. 1 letter (“Put Lady Liberty back where she belongs”). I can think of no intelligent, nonpartisan, patriotic reason not to.I can think of a lot of petty, mean-spirited, biased things to say about the people who hid the statue away, stored in some dank warehouse, and then plopped her, unrefurbished and unannounced, at an ugly, unsafe, unpatriotic piece of leftover parking lot at Erie and Union. I will save those kinds of thoughts for future opines on the national political entanglement.I’d go a step beyond Mr. Wilson: Create a sculpture garden. Untuck Ms. Tubman and Sec. Seward from their hidey hole next to the library.Free Misters Edison and Steinmetz from their hellish location on Erie Boulevard. Has any pedestrian walked by that spot since Edison and Steinmetz were alive and the workers all lived in Schenectady and walked to GE? Gateway/Liberty/Freedom Park would be a great location for all three sculptures. If Frog Alley is ever completed, it would complement the area even further.Dick CurtisScotia Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionStefanik and Trump mock Constitution Tired of Gov. Cuomo wasting tax dollarsI’m tired of politicians thinking they know better than we do. This applies to many things, but one big one is spending our money.They love to spend our money, and if they run out, they just raise taxes and keep spending.Gov. Andrew Cuomo is writing more checks we can’t cash. He wants high-speed rail between Albany and Buffalo (The Gazette, Dec. 28). Why? Apparently because other people have it. No cost/benefit analysis provided. His famous, frightening words: “This technology is too expensive, too difficult, and will take too long. That’s not an acceptable attitude for New York.”Think about that. If something is too expensive for you, what do you do? If it’s too difficult, what do you do? Apparently, the answer is to have somebody else pay for it, and no matter how hard it is, the taxpayers will persevere. Cuomo, stop wasting our money.Bill DenisonBurnt HillsLook to Jesus in seeking world peaceSuch beautiful messages, such beautiful prayers, such beautiful songs. What if we followed Jesus’s loving teachings 365 days a year, rather than one?What if the United States reduced our 20,000 nukes by a few thousand a year like we pledged to decades ago, rather than bomb countries like Iraq and Syria, or threaten countries like Iran or Korea, which don’t even have one nuclear weapon, (per U.N. inspections)?“Imagine” if, following President Eisenhower’s warning, we called out the corporate military industrial congressional complex by refusing to vote for all the political elite who just increased the destructive, consumptive, imperial war funding.One-hundred-thousand brave soldiers defied orders during the great Christmas truce in 1914.Let’s stand for love, not hate. Let’s demand peace, not war. After all, what would Jesus do?Peter LookerGlenvilleHave police handle campus sex abuseWhy do we even have a newspaper article (Gazette’s Dec. 28 “Report looks at colleges’ handling of sex assault cases”) reporting on colleges’ handling of sexual assault accusations?The last I knew, sexual assault was a crime. Isn’t it totally inappropriate and unacceptable for college personnel or administrations to be dealing with processing and deciding the facts and resolution of a legal crime?M. B. GuidarelliSchenectady More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census
Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki said the economy is likely to rebound from the third quarter.”It’s possible for us to see China-style rebound in the third quarter as the pandemic slows and activity in overseas production, schools and hospitals resume,” Hong said at a policy meeting on Thursday.The government has rolled out about 277 trillion won ($231 billion) worth of stimulus to fight the economic fallout from the pandemic so far. However, policymakers have little control over the global demand for the country’s exports, which includes everything from memory chips to cars to petrochemical products.”The worst seems to be over. The base effect and (fiscal injection) from supplementary budget will improve investment,” said Park Sang-hyun, an analyst at HI Investment & Securities.For the whole of 2020, analysts see the economy declining by a median 0.4%, which would be the first and largest contraction since 1998. But the International Monetary Fund estimates an even bigger 2.1% contraction.Last week, the BOK’s governor said a downward revision from its previous projection of a 0.2% decline for 2020 was inevitable. Exports, which account for nearly 40% of the economy, were the biggest drag on growth, dropping by 16.6% on-quarter to mark the worst reading since 1963.Construction investment fell 1.3% quarter-on-quarter, while capital investment declined 2.9%.Output from manufacturing and service sector fell by 9.0%, and 1.1%, respectively.One saving grace has been a 1.4% gain in private consumption from three months earlier, thanks to government cash handouts that boosted spending on restaurants, clothes and leisure activities. The South Korean economy plunged into recession in the second quarter in its worst decline in more than two decades as the coronavirus pandemic battered exports and social distancing curbs paralyzed factory output.Asia’s fourth-largest economy shrank by a seasonally adjusted 3.3% in the June quarter from three months earlier, the Bank of Korea said on Thursday. That is the sharpest contraction since the first quarter of 1998 and steeper than a 2.3% contraction seen in a Reuters poll.That took the year-on-year contraction in gross domestic product to 2.9%, the worst since the fourth quarter of 1998 and also underperforming a 2.0% decline seen in the poll. Topics :
Plasser & Theurer has developed the ZW range of compact self-loading track maintenance machines, designed for use on regional and urban railways. Each of the four ZW models is equipped with four hydraulic jacks which raise the machine clear of the rails, allowing a flatbed road trailer to be positioned beneath it. The jacks are then lowered and the machine is on the trailer. The current self-loading range comprises the Plassermatic 08-275ZW track and switch tamping machine, the Beaver 90ZW tamper, the SSP101ZW ballast profiling machine (pictured) and the USP403ZW ballast distributor and profiler. The ZW range can also transfer from trailer to rail at level crossings using an additional turntable.Plasser & TheurerWien, AustriaReader Enquiry Number 144
The Bulldog Freshmen team takes 3rd in the tournament hosted at Batesville today. Lawrenceburg placed second and East Central took first.In the first match the Bulldogs fell to Franklin County with uninspired play giving up 8 unanswered points in the first set. They were not able to recover losing 25-21 and 25-23.The second match featured South Dearborn vs. Batesville. The Bulldogs took it 25-13 and 25-12 with solid passing from our back row. Batesville also took service errors down to 4 for the whole match vs the 6 errors from the first match.The third and final match had Franklin County against Batesville again. This time the Bulldogs won 25-21 and 25-19 with solid passing again contributing to 5 kills from Morgan Batchelor and 4 kills from Megan Butz.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coaches Dan Geisen and Jody Thomas.
Brazilian star Richarlison put the Toffees ahead in the 5th minute but the lead was a short-lived one as Romain Saiss equalised for Wolves in the ninth minute.Iwobi however restored Everton’s lead three minutes later.Iwobi scored his first Premier League goal for Everton, converting Gylfi Sigurdsson’s pin-point crossing in the 12th minute.Both of Iwobi’s goals for Everton this season have come via his head.Wolves weren’t done yet as Jimenez scored from close range to level the scoreline.Richarlison scored his second of the game in the 80th minute after a fine pass from Lucas Digne to give the Toffees the deserved three points.Boly capped his side’s disappointing day by being dismissed in the dying seconds after a receiving second booking for a foul on the impressive Richarlison.With only four Premier League games played, Everton climbed to fifth in the table, while Wolves remained in 17th and without a league win.Speaking on the two scorers for the Toffees, Everton Manager, Marco Silva, said: “They did really well. I prefer to look at the team rather than individuals.“For Fabian (Delph) and Alex (Iwobi) it is easier because they know the Premier League. We are talking about high-quality players. They know the league, intensity and the opponents.“Moise Kean did well but we are talking about a boy who was 19 in February. He worked well but he needs more time to adapt to know the players, teams and even the referees.”Though the Nigerian international was replaced in the 76th, fans can’t stop praising his goalscoring display.Some of Everton fans took to Twitter to sing the praises of the former Arsenal man.@PatrickTimmons1: “I can’t lie, I’m absolutely delighted that Alex Iwobi seems to be a huge success at Everton. He clearly always had ability, he just lacked consistency. Fans were always very harsh on him & used him as a scapegoat at times. Hopefully he can reach his potential for The Toffees.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro Ikhazuagbe with agency reportSuper Eagles winger Alex Iwobi continued his fine form for Everton yesterday as he found the back of the net for the second time in two matches.The 23-year-old made his first Premier League start for Everton on Sunday, and he rewarded Marco Silva’s trust by scoring his first Premier League goal of the campaign. Alex Iwobi of Nigeria
Those who were close to Haibo Zhang, a graduate student in the Sonny Astani Department of Civil Engineering, say he will be remembered for his passion for learning and adventurous spirit. The 24-year-old student drowned on March 17 while vacationing in Hawaii.Remembrance · James E.Moore (left) served as Haibo Zhang’s (right) academic advisor and said he had an “impact” on campus. – Photo courtesy of Professor Thomas BoothZhang, a native of Xilinhaote, China, was planning to graduate in May with a master’s degree in civil engineering (transportation engineering) and a graduate certificate in transportation systems, according to a memorandum sent to graduate students and faculty by Kelly Goulis, senior associate dean at the Viterbi School of Engineering.Zhang’s academic advisor and professor of industrial and systems engineering, James Moore, said Zhang characterized the ideal USC student.“He was exactly [the] kind of student we like to have,” Moore said. “He was motivated, hard-working, intelligent and had a very positive, happy attitude. He’ll be missed, he had an impact here.”Prior to attending USC, Zhang attended the Inner Mongolia University of Technology and graduated with a degree in transportation engineering. Zhang’s parents visited USC’s campus last week, and Viterbi faculty and students had a chance to meet with them, an opportunity Moore said he was grateful to have.“It made us all feel closer to him,” Moore said.Zhang demonstrated his eagerness to learn both inside and outside of the classroom. He frequently attended presentations by the Women’s Transportation Seminar, which was an excellent opportunity to connect to professors and employers in the transportation industry, Moore said.Zhang’s friend and classmate Nicholas Lowe said Zhang showed a similar eagerness to learn about U.S. culture. Lowe said he will remember Zhang fondly for his sense of adventure and curiosity.“He was always willing to go out and try new things he had never experienced before,” Lowe said. “Some of the international students are not like that, but he was willing to go out there and explore.”Lowe recalled that the pair would explore areas of Los Angeles such as Chinatown and downtown, and also enjoyed playing mahjong together.Additionally, Lowe said that Zhang was a great person to work with in the classroom, and that he made important contributions to the group projects they worked on together.“He always wanted to do more than was expected of him and his calculations were always very thorough and done on time,” Lowe said. “He always asked questions about assignments to make sure everything was clear because he was so eager to learn.”One of Zhang’s instructors, Eric Shen, a professor of civil and environmental engineering in Viterbi, witnessed Zhang’s eagerness to learn in his class. CA 585: “Traffic Engineering and Control.” In the class of less than 10 students, Shen said that Zhang’s strong desire to improve his English stood out.“His reports would get a lot of red marks and grammatical corrections — because his English wasn’t that good — but he would often come to me and ask for advice and suggestions because he … was not embarrassed,” Shen said. “That struck me that he was really willing to learn. I felt that he would really go places because he was fearless.”
The No. 2 Women of Troy (14-0, 2-0 Pac-12) will host Washington State (12-2, 1-1 Pac-12) and No. 5 Washington (12-0, 2-0) this weekend.After four straight matches away, the Women of Troy are looking forward to playing at home. Head coach Mick Haley prefers playing at the Galen Center because it is comfortable for the team.“We love the fan support,” Haley said. “The way the students come out and root for us.”This week, senior outside hitter Samantha Bricio picked up her fourth Pac-12 Player of the Week award.She’s the first player in the conference to have received four of these honors in a five week span, and now holds the most of these type of honors in USC history.In addition to her fourth Pac-12 award this week, Bricio was named the espnW National Player of the Week.Haley is excited for Bricio and feels that she is deserving of the awards because of the way that she’s been carrying the team.“She has a good chance to be the player of the year this year,” Haley said. “If she continues to improve and lead the team like she has been.”The Women of Troy will face the Cougars on Friday night. The Cougars opened up their season with an 11-match winning streak that the Huskies snapped to open up conference play.For the Washington State offense, junior outside hitter Kyra Holt ranks fourth in the Pac-12 with 4.35 kills per set. The Women of Troy will need to limit her offensive production to maintain control in the match.Washington State’s freshman middle blocker Claire Martin is seventh in the conference with 1.33 blocks per set.USC will have to run their fast offense through multiple channels and remain strong at the net to overcome Martin’s presence.While the main focus this weekend would seem to be placed on Sunday’s match against the undefeated Huskies, Haley is not looking over the Cougars.He expects Washington State to come in and play comfortably at the Galen Center.“They’re our only opponent until after that match is over,” Haley said.USC holds the upper hand in both rivalries, but the Huskies have won the last three against the Women of Troy.On Sunday, the Women of Troy will look to break that streak. Pac-12 Networks volleyball analyst Josh Grau, former coach at Texas and Northwestern, emphasized that USC is the hot team to beat right now coming off of a tough preseason schedule and two wins to open up Pac-12 play. He also pointed out that Washington is a team that hasn’t been tested as much, as they had an easier preseason schedule.“Washington on the road puts them at a disadvantage,” Grau said.For USC to top the Huskies, the Women of Troy will need a strong game from Bricio, both at the net and from the service line.In addition to Bricio, the Women of Troy will need the rest of the offense, like freshman outside hitter Alyse Ford, senior middle blocker Alicia Ogoms, sophomore opposite Brittany Abercrombie and freshman setter Baylee Johnson, to attack quickly, get good looks and break down Washington’s defense.“It’s just a matter of trusting these players,” Grau said. “And giving them more looks.”Washington has a strong offense as well in sophomore outside hitter Courtney Schwan (fifth in hitting percentage in conference) and senior middle blocker Lianna Sybeldon (first in hitting percentage in conference).To stop Schwan and Sybeldon, Grau pointed out that USC will need to remain strong at the net.“If they stay disciplined, they’ll be able to contain,” Grau said.Grau emphasized that for either team to win, it will come down to their serving.If USC can serve aggressively and keep Washington from making a solid first contact on the ball, the Women of Troy has a good shot at winning the match.USC will face Washington State Friday at 7 p.m. and Washington on Sunday at 1 p.m at the Galen Center.
FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi has revealed the player who he idolised as a kid and according to him, he’s the most talented footballer he has ever seen.Messi, who has been won the Ballon d’Or, stated that Brazil legend Ronaldo, is the player who he looked up too during his childhood.The Argentine, who grew up watching Ronaldo play at Barcelona, has admitted that he watched Ronaldo when growing up and even tried to model his playing style around him.“Ronaldo of Brazil was my idol growing up,” he told Squawka exclusively.“He was unbelievable for Barcelona and Brazil, I have never seen a more talented forward. He scored goals from nothing, and his shot was the best there has ever been in football. He was a great guy off the pitch too.”Ronaldo, who retired from football back in 2011, has something in common with Messi and that’s being named FIFA World Player of the Year three times or more. The 38-year-old made 98 appearances for Brazil and scored 64 international goals during his career.–
EL SEGUNDO — In a move Rob Pelinka called “essential” to getting the Lakers back on top, the Lakers traded top reserves Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday, netting two-time All-Star Isaiah Thomas, veteran Channing Frye and a 2018 first-round pick.Thomas and Frye will both become free agents following the season, giving the Lakers up to as much as $70 million in salary cap space that would allow the organization to sign two elite players to maximum contracts either this summer or in 2019.“This is what I came here to do,” President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson said, “was to create flexibility for our organization so that one day we can have a superstar or two come to this organization with our incredible young talent that we have.”The blockbuster deal was first reported three hours before the NBA’s trade deadline, and kickstarted a flurry of activity that saw the Cavs completely overhaul their roster in hopes of winning another championship before LeBron James becomes a free agent in July. Both he and Clarkson will be part of their first playoff team.“It’s always tough,” Coach Luke Walton said following the Lakers’ morning shootaround Thursday. “You get close with these guys. J.C and Larry were a huge part of what we’ve been doing here in the short time that we’ve been here. They’ve … really bought into what we do and elevated their games. They’ve been great teammates taking different roles.“We’re going to miss them, but they’re going to a good situation. They’ll get to experience playoff basketball. I’m happy for them for that. We’ll miss them and we’re very thankful for what they’ve given us.”An original second-round pick of the Washington Wizards in 2014 and traded to the Lakers on draft night, Clarkson was averaging 14.5 points off the bench this season. Nance, mined late in the first round of the 2016 draft, was a favorite of Walton’s and started 17 games this season, averaging career highs in points (8.6) and rebounds (6.8).Thomas appeared in just 15 games with Cleveland after getting traded from Boston, where he averaged a career-high 28.9 points per game last season and finished fifth in Most Valuable Player voting. He missed the first 36 games of this season with a hip injury.He was the key piece of a package traded by Boston to the Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving last summer. The Lakers will be Thomas’ fifth team after the Sacramento Kings made him the final pick in the 2011 draft.Pelinka said Thomas will not be bought out of his contract, a theory that was floated in the early moments following the trade.“Isaiah’s playing here,” he said. “We can’t wait to get him here. He’s so excited.”The 5-foot-9 superstar automatically becomes the Lakers’ most dynamic player but is not expected to get in the way of Lonzo Ball, the point guard drafted second overall and labeled the “face of the franchise” by Johnson last summer.“Lonzo is our starting point guard,” Johnson said Tuesday. “That hasn’t changed. He’s a young man that gives us so many different options in what he can do but we also value what I.T. can bring to this team. He can give us some of that scoring punch that left with Jordan.”Walton said he was “excited to get” Thomas on the court.“He’s a great player,” Walton said. “He’s still coming back from injuries. I think the more time he’s on the court and playing his game will continue to get better. He’s obviously proven he’s been an All-Star in this league before. He can shoot the ball. He knows how to win. Excited to get him in here.”In 2014, Thomas told Grantland that he was interested in signing with the Lakers in 2014 before eventually inking a deal with Phoenix.“I always envisioned myself playing with the Lakers,” said Thomas, whose father was born and raised in Inglewood.Prior to the trade deadline, the Lakers had won 11 of 15 games and positioned themselves with an outside shot at the playoffs.But that progress, while significant, is only one piece of the Lakers’ puzzle.“It was hard for us to give up our two young players,” Johnson said, “but I don’t want to stay in 11th place. I don’t want this organization to stay there, so we have to make moves to be able to put us in the playoffs. In position to sign great free agents one day.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Lakers, of course, will be among the first in line to meet with James when free agency begins, and after Thursday they have the flexibility to offer max deals to both him and Oklahoma City forward Paul George, or sign one of those players this summer and add another max player 12 months later.Despite the Lakers’ long-held emphasis on this summer, the free-agent class the following year is even more robust, with Kawhi Leonard, Klay Thompson and Jimmy Butler all potential targets.“It is not either 2019 or 2018,” said Pelinka, the Lakers general manager. “It could be one in each year if we wanted it to be, two in 18 (or) two in 19 or just sticking with our young core and growing these guys. We will have many things to look at and we will make those decisions when they come.”Despite the incredible financial incentive behind Thursday’s trade, Pelinka called trading Nance and Clarkson “bittersweet.”Nance, a native of Akron, Ohio, will play under his father’s retired No. 22 jersey. In an Instagram post, Nance wrote he is “forever grateful” to the Lakers and that his two-plus seasons with the franchise were “an unbelievable experience and I couldn’t be happier with where I started this journey.”
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