Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion An outbreak of oak wilt, a fungus that kills oak trees, has been confirmed in Schenectady County as of Nov. 27. This disease has been recorded in our county previously in 2008 and 2013. Killing trees within weeks, oak wilt harms trees by infecting their water-carrying cells, preventing the tree from receiving water and nutrients.Unfortunately, there’s no treatment that’s known to save infected trees. The only thing we can do is prevent the disease from spreading. An extremely effective way of doing so is not transporting firewood, especially oak wood, out of the area. Even if a tree isn’t exhibiting symptoms, it may still be infected. Therefore, any wood from a tree cut down in the area shouldn’t be transported out of the county. As has been done in the past, a protective zone will most likely be established around the location where diseased trees have been discovered, legally preventing the removal of wood from this area. Until then, the public should be aware of this issue and should take proper precautions to keep the trees in our area healthy.The trees in our area are worth protecting, not just for their beauty, but for their value to wildlife. Oak trees in particular provide both a habitat and food source for many animals, including birds and small mammals.As the weather continues to get colder, please keep the health of the Capital Region’s trees in mind when managing your firewood.Additionally, please be observant of the trees surrounding your home and report any abnormalities to the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s Forest Health at email@example.com or call 1-866-650-0652.Grace CoddNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Niskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfect
“We have made the decision that we’re not going to use the citizen assembly process for policy development largely because the decision is quite late in the process so we won’t be using that mechanism in terms of a public engagement we will have other ways of getting the public debate going.” Mr Little is expecting there will also be a referendum on the Act MP David Seymour’s assisted dying euthanasia bill at that time too. A short time ago the Justice Minister Andrew Little told reporters, “The Cabinet decision is that it will be held at the 2020 general election, the agreement is that it will be binding, there’s a bit of detail still to be worked through but we’re telling the Electoral Commission that’s when it will be”. TVNZ One News 18 December 2018Family First Comment: #SayNopeToDopewww.VoteNo.nzThe Government has confirmed there will be a binding referendum on legalising cannabis at the 2020 general election. He says the Government has not yet decided if it will also hold a third referendum on the MMP threshold at the next election.READ MORE: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/new-zealanders-vote-whether-cannabis-should-legalised-personal-use-2020-election
Sharing is caring! 1038 Views no discussions Share Tweet Share NewsRegional Re-creation of arrival of Emperor Haile Selassie I in Jamaica. by: – April 21, 2011 Share Haile Selassie I of EthiopiaIn an exclusive interview with Mr. Henry Shillingford, Dominica Vibes News learnt that today marks forty-five years since the Emperor Haile Selassie I the First, King of Ethiopia visited Jamaica.On 21st April, 1966 the Ethiopian Airlines flight landed in Jamaica and on board was the Emperor Haille I Selassie I the First the King of Ethiopia and in fact recognized as god elect byt the Rastafarian society of Jamaica.Click here for full audio of interview: To highlight this significant day in history the rastafarians have decided to re-create this very scene in Jamaica.Mr. Shillingford also attributed rastafarianism as the unifying factor of the Caribbean and not cricket.Here is the audio: Dominica Vibes News
Seymour, IN – The Indiana State Police responded to a report of a single-vehicle motorcycle crash on Saturday. The accident, near the exit ramp for Interstate 65 northbound to State Road 11, claimed one life. Officers found the driver, Ivan F. Hammond, 78, of Monclova, Ohio, deceased at the scene.ISP investigators think the crash likely occurred sometime Friday, but the bike was not observed because of the distance and location to the exit ramp.The initial investigation indicates that Hammond was traveling northbound on I-65 when he attempted to exit onto State Road 11. He was apparently traveling too fast for the exit and his motorcycle left the roadway and overturned. The victim was thrown from the motorcycle and sustained fatal injuries. Hammond was wearing a helmet and other protective clothing at the time of the crash. Hammond’s family had reported him missing. The investigation by ISP crash reconstruction team is ongoing. Drugs and alcohol are not suspected to be contributing factors.
… GFC vs Uitvlugt, Santos vs ConquerorsTHE last two sides to advance to the final four in the inaugural Fruta Conquerors Academy U-19 football League were decided from the last two preliminary group matches played on Monday at the Tucville ground.Both Black Pearl FC and Buxton United narrowly missed out on making the semis after failing to prevail in their must-win final matches of their respective groups of the 12-team competition that was reduced to 11 teams, following the withdrawal of Linden’s Botofago FC after playing two games.Buxton were closest to advancing, but surrendered a 1-0 lead to tie 1-1 with Santos who missed a penalty kick to seal victory in the last group ‘A’ match that left the East Coast side a point short of making the semis, but Black Pearl were easily put away 5-2 by the host in the final group ‘B’ encounter.The win by Conquerors pushed them to the top of the group on 12 points (4W, 1L) as the unbeaten Uitvlugt Warriors slipped to 2nd with 11 points (3W, 2D). In Group ‘A’, GFC (4W, 1D) topped with 13 points while Santos (2W, 3D) on 9 points finished second.The semi-finals are billed for this coming Friday at the Tucville ground where the Warriors tackle GFC in the first match at 17:00hrs and Santos meet Conquerors at 19:00hrs.The Championship game is scheduled for next Tuesday December 27.
New Delhi : An Australia vs South Africa World Cup clash is considered a marquee event. Thus, it was a shame that the final league game of the tournament was a dead rubber considering that the four semi-finalists were decided. Faf du Plessis blasted a ton and Rassie van der Dussen’s 95 helped South Africa to 325/6. David Warner blasted a ton and Alex Carey slammed 85 off 68 balls to keep Australia in the hunt. But, Chris Morris changed the course of the game not once but twice. He took a brilliant catch to dismiss Warner and got rid of Carey when the Australian keeper was threatening to take the game away from them. South Africa held their nerve and ended their tournament on a high with a 10-run win over Australia, which erased 20 years of pain, this being the first encounter in England since the 1999 semi-final tie in Edgbaston.With this result, India will face New Zealand in the first semi-final in Old Trafford on July 9 while Australia will square off against England in the second semi-final in Edgbaston on July 11.South Africa had no hesitation in batting first in Old Trafford and they got a great start with Mitchell Starc starting poorly. The left-armer, currently the leading wicket-taker in the 2019 World Cup, started with five wides and Aiden Markram made him pay by slamming two boundaries in the first over. Markram looked in excellent touch with two fours off Jason Behrendroff and Starc clearly struggled for rhythm, conceding two more fours to Quinton de Kock.Pat Cummins was greeted by two fours by De Kock as the partnership zoomed past fifty in just the seventh over. Markram looked in great touch by launching Nathan Lyon for a six but was stumped by Carey in the quest for aggression. Faf du Plessis, the skipper, pounced on Starc’s woes by hammering him for two boundaries as South Africa maintained a great rate.De Kock notched up his third fifty in the 2019 World Cup but immediately fell to Lyon. That brought in Rassie van der Dussen and along with du Plessis, the duo continued to hurt Australia. Carey missed a stumping chance of van der Dussen on 3 and the batsman made Australia pay . Du Plessis reached his fifty and hammered Cummins for a six and a four in the 34th over. The Proteas skipper neared his ton with a six and two boundaries off Lyon and Behrendorff respectively.Van der Dussen broke the shackles with a couple of sixes as he reached his fifty while du Plessis scored a century in what could potentially be his last World Cup game. However, du Plessis fell immediately after reaching the landmark but van der Dussen continued to punish Australia as he launched into Cummins in the 48th over as South Africa crossed 300. The right-hander had a chance to reach his 100 in the last ball and he timed the pull shot well off Cummins only for Maxwell to take a good catch and send him on his way for 95.Chris Morris took a stunning catch to dismiss David Warner and got the big wicket of Alex Carey. (Image credit: Getty Images)Still, a target of 326 would have been the second-most successful chase and Australia did not start well. Imran Tahir, playing in his last international game for South Africa, trapped Aaron Finch LBW and set off on a wild celebration. Usman Khawaja retired hurt due to a hamstring injury while Steve Smith’s underwhelming tournament continued when he was trapped in front by Dwaine Pretorius for 6. Marcus Stoinis and Warner looked to rebuild but Stoinis’ run-out dented Australia further while Glenn Maxwell was undone by a superb catch from Quinton de Kock.However, Warner and Carey took the fight to South Africa. The left-handed opener, in particular, pierced the gap brilliantly and took a calculated risk everytime. Warner notched up his third hundred and he was all set for the onslaught. However, Morris took a brilliant catch off Pretorius but Carey continued the fight, hammering 16 runs off Tahir and a further 12 runs off Tabraiz Shamsi as the match boiled down to a tense finish.When Morris sent back Carey, it seemed the game was up but Khawaja came back and along with Starc, kept the fight going. Starc blated a six and a four off Morris but once both Khawaja and Starc fell to Rabada, South Africa closed it out in style.The final match lived up to all the billing as a thriller, shame it had to be a dead rubber. It was also sad that South Africa turned up so late in the tournament. However, the win was a fitting tribute to Tahir and JP Duminy, playing their last international games and it was also a great tribute to du Plessis, potentially leading the side for the last time in a major tournament. This was South Africa’s first win against Australia in World Cups since 1992.India have topped the group and will play New Zealand on July 9 in the semi-final.Australia will take on England in the second semi-final on July 11. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights
GUYANA’s current number one ranked cyclist, Briton John, is an ounce of gold richer after he won the lucrative annual Kadir Mohamed Memorial Cycling road race, yesterday morning.Some of the country’s top cyclists battled through a gruelling 80-miler, which started and ended at Homestretch Avenue after proceeding to Dora on the Linden/Soesdyke Highway and back.Briton John stormed to the finish line in three hours, 18 minutes and 23 seconds to beat Michael Anthony (second place) and defending champion, Jamaul John (third).Walter Grant-Stuart ended in fourth position, followed by Jornel Yearwood, Andrew Hicks, Christopher Griffith and Marcus Keeler.Jamaul John, Deeraj Garbarran and Balram Narine finished with two sprint prizes each while Briton John, Anthony, Grant-Stuart and Keeler had one apiece.JUNIOR BATTLEMeanwhile, Berbician Ajay Gopilall continued his good form with a victory in the Junior category of the eighth annual event.He finished his ride in a time of three hours, 22 minutes and 30 seconds. Jason Seenarine and Jason Sampson finished second and third respectively.Lear Nunes stormed to victory in the veteran U-45 division. He finished in three hours, 29 minutes and 47 second, which placed him ahead of Paul Choo-Wee-Nam, Kwame Ridley and Junior Niles.In the veteran over 45 event, Ian Jackson was the first across the finish line. He won ahead of Nigel London and Oliver Young.Mario Washington, who finished ahead of David Hicks, Steven Bhim Shing and Sherwin Sampson respectively, won the Juvenile’s battle. Meanwhile, in the mountain bike race, Ozia McCullay won ahead of Jamal Kapil and Jermain Jordon.
Alliance for Accountability in Asante Kotoko has expressed delight with the resignation of club chairman Dr KK Sarpong.A confidant of Dr Sarpong confirmed his exit as Executive Chairman of the club, but is yet to submit his resignation letter to the owner of the club the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.It is reported that the former Oil Refinery boss decided to end his three year stint with club last Friday with reasons unknown.But Alliance for Accountability in Asante Kotoko, who has consistently criticized Sarpong’s style of administration, is happy with Dr Sarpong’s decision to quit.“Kotoko did not become Africa club of the century by selling our best players out and if our players are going to TP Mazembe, Sundowns and Super Sports then it means we are coming down as a club,” said David Siribuo Boateng, leader of the Alliance for Accountability in Asante Kotoko.“So for the Alliance for Accountability in Asante Kotoko, all that we are saying is simple, Kotoko is not an academy, when Kotoko was Kotoko where was the clubs that we are now selling our best players to. “Dr Sarpong is gradually turning Kotoko into an academy and if truly he wants to leave the club then for us is in the right direction.”
Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Afterward, Gortat put on a stylish burgundy suit and headed out to speak to the 1,000-plus Polish fans filling the bleachers.“It was a lot of work,” said Gortat, who also hosted a Polish-themed function that was attended by Coach Doc Rivers and a couple of his teammates Saturday night in Beverly Hills. “Huge appreciation to the Los Angeles Clippers organization, they really made our job easier. There were a lot of things involved and the Clippers were really kind to us and they helped us to create an incredible event today.“I think we have a lot in common, our countries,” Gortat continued. “We’ve been allies for many, many years; we have a beautiful culture, a beautiful history and at the end of the day, we’ve got to continue to grow together. Events like this are great because you guys can learn more stuff about us.”Rivers said he, indeed, learned something from Saturday’s function.“Everybody has pride in their country, but I don’t know if anyone has more pride than Marc,” Rivers said. “And I’m very serious. I went to a function last night and we had special forces from Poland — I felt very safe. We had dignitaries and he knew everyone’s name, he was calling people up and he was starting to talk about the history of the county, the 100-year independence of Poland. “Honestly, I call myself a history buff (but) I didn’t realize that they had been occupied till that point, so it was a history lesson for me last night from Marc, which was really cool.”MONEY MOTJohnathan Motley banked his first two buckets in his L.A. Clippers account Sunday, when he scored his team’s final four points.The promising two-way prospect — who twice this season has been named G League Player of the Week for his performances with the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario — was activated by the L.A. Clippers for the first time this season before Friday’s game in Phoenix.He entered Sunday’s game with 1:55 to go and seemed primed to get his first points from the free-throw line before officials ruled that the Clippers had exceeded the shot clock before Motley was fouled.Shortly thereafter, Motley — for whom Clippers fans on Twitter have rallied with the #FreeMotley hashtag — sank a turnaround jumper before utilizing a Gortat screen to step through for a finger roll.“That’s what I do, I play basketball and I’m a really good scorer, I have a knack for it,” said Motley, who is averaging 25.6 points per game and shooting 56.1 percent in 18 games for Agua Caliente. For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory LOS ANGELES — There were Polish cheerleaders, Polish jams playing on the P.A. system, a halftime address from Polish President Andrzej Duda, attendance by Poland’s “Beyoncé” Edyta Górniak, at the center of it all, a very proud Polish center.Marcin Gortat had another productive game in the Clippers’ 106-96 victory on Sunday, when he and the organization hosted Polish Heritage Day.It was the eighth such Polish heritage event that Gortat has been part of, and his first with the Clippers, whom he joined this offseason following a trade from Washington for Austin Rivers.Facing the team with which he’d spent the first three-plus seasons of his 12-year career, Gortat finished with eight points, 10 rebounds and six assists in 25 minutes — that extra floor time a bonus for the veteran who was averaging 16.9 minutes per game coming in.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2
Porzingis got his points — 28, in 35 minutes — but he also fouled out and almost had to endure Frank Ntilikina, another recent Knicks first-rounder, dunking all over him.Frank Ntilikina tries to dunk on Porzingis. Called a foul on the floor but is now overturned after the challenge pic.twitter.com/qlmOL8OHOE— Isaac Harris (@IsaacLHarris) November 9, 2019Ntilikina had one of the better all-around games of his career, in fact: 14 points, six rebounds, four assists, four steals and three blocked shots. He also made 4 of 5 shots from 3-point range.MOCK DRAFT: Knicks get backcourt help at No. 1 Part 2 of this drama will take place Thursday, Nov. 14, when the teams reconvene in New York.Dannng, Dame: 60 for Blazers star in lossDamian Lillard tried to beat the Nets by himself. Didn’t work, but he got a career-high scoring number out of it.Lillard scored his 60 on 19-of-33 shooting from the field (seven 3s) and 15-for-15 shooting from the line.Brooklyn still held on for the 119-115 victory.D-Lo drops nickel-plus but Dubs still loseD’Angelo Russell was back in the Warriors’ starting lineup Friday after missing three games with an ankle injury, and he immediately made like Steph Curry — well, statistically, anyway. Russell scored 52 points (on 37 shots) to go with nine boards and five dimes, but Golden State still lost 125-119 in overtime to the Timberwolves.This is how D-Lo closed out the third quarter, when things looked promising for the reigning West champs:Another sign that balanced scoring was not the theme for Golden State on Friday: Only three players scored in double figures: Russell, Alec Burks (18) and Eric Paschall (12).The T-wolves, meanwhile, got 40 from Andrew Wiggins and 20 from Karl-Anthony Towns. . . . and Nikola Jokic’s decider for the Nuggets over the 76ers, who led by as many as 21 in the fourth quarter:NIKOLA JOKIĆ!!!!!!!!!!That’s what you do when you’re the BEST CENTER IN THE LEAGUE!!! pic.twitter.com/xX3HLsqdt7— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) November 9, 2019 Beat the clockBig shots in big spots: Bojan Bogdanovic’s game-winner for the Jazz over the Bucks . . . Call it the Knicks revenge game.New York went into Dallas on Friday and left with a 106-102 victory over old friend/enemy Kristaps Porzingis and the Mavericks. This was Porzingis’ first game against the team that drafted him (and then traded him after the relationship soured).