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Paper didn’t do its job on police DWI

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionWhen the May 19 editorial came out about Officer Coppola’s arrest and The Gazette insinuated that something shady was going on, I reached out to one of my good friends in the Schenectady Police Department. Needless to say, this person knows what’s going on and this was his response. Coincidence? Ever wonder why the print news industry is failing? Ever wonder why the president of the United States has coined the phrase “fake news?” Ever wonder why, despite a complete turnover of police officers, The Daily Gazette still claims that the Schenectady Police Department is corrupt, can’t be trusted, does things “illegal,” as they claim for a recent DWI? Maybe it’s the media that can’t be trusted. Maybe there are reporters who ask questions and don’t report accurately, but rather in a manner that will keep their liberal-agenda-driven editors happy. Maybe the coincidence and common denominator here is the media blasting the police and failing to take that leap of faith to trust them. Couple that with reporters not doing their job thoroughly and editors and managing editors trusting them so much that they decide to write opinions on the matter. Maybe a mistake was made and a group of arrest records didn’t make the media log from the weekend. Maybe a new judge didn’t follow past precedence that the court followed and made her own decision (entirely her choice, but not to be seen as critical of the police department). Maybe the time taken to administer the blood alcohol test wasn’t too long. If a reporter did his homework, he would have called the district attorney and quoted him properly, called the court, called the state, checked with the state police, checked with other agencies, listened to the chief of police when questioned. But no. A reporter and editor, they know it all. We, the public, are expected to believe that. OK, fake news media, OK.Bill MarincicSchenectady More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

Family of Chinese fishing vessel crewman demands investigation into son’s death

first_imgKelentina said the last time she made a video call with her son she saw his face swollen.Read also: Sailors’ deaths highlight lack of legal protections for migrant workers”He did not say much, other than saying that he was sick.”Two days later, she said, EP informed her that he was going home and was preparing the required documents to return to Indonesia. But it turned out to be the last phone call she had with her son.”The next thing I knew, my son was dead.”EP worked on the Long Xing 629 for one year and two months, after four months of training in Jakarta, Kalentina said. She went on to express her hope for the Indonesian government to investigate the death of her son.Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi previously confirmed the death of four Indonesian sailors registered to the Chinese fishing vessel, one of whom was EP.“On April 26, the Indonesian Embassy [in Seoul] was informed that a citizen with the initials EP was sick. When they contacted him, he said that he had long suffered from difficulty breathing and had coughed up blood,” Retno said. “The Busan Medical Center said he died from pneumonia.”Investigations are underway to determine whether the Indonesian sailors were treated well or exploited while they were on board. (vny)Topics : “This [case] must be thoroughly investigated. I want to know what really happened to my son,” EP’s mother, Kelentina Silaban, said after the funeral of the 21-year-old on Monday at the Desa Pahieme public cemetery in Central Tapanuli, North Sumatra.A viral video, which was first featured on South Korea’s Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation’s (MBC) news segment last week, shows what appears to be an orange body bag being thrown off a fishing vessel by a group of men. The bag is believed to contain a dead Indonesian crew member.Two unidentified Indonesian sailors who worked on the vessel told MBC that those aboard the ship had endured poor living conditions, as they were only allowed to take short breaks every six hours and had almost no time to sleep.They were also made to drink filtered seawater during work, which eventually took a toll on their health as they became nauseated and to some extend experienced breathing difficulties. The mourning family of EP, an Indonesian crew member of a Chinese fishing vessel who died after receiving treatment in South Korea, has called on the government to probe his death after findings some bruises on his body.EP was among four Indonesian sailors registered to Chinese fishing vessel Long Xin 629 who died between December 2019 and April this year after allegedly enduring poor working conditions aboard the ship.He died on April 27 at the Busan Medical Center in South Korea after days of treatment. Another sailor, identified as AR, died after being moved to Chinese fishing vessel Tian Yu 8 on March 30, while two other sailors died on Long Xin 629 in December 2019.last_img read more

Arsenal hope Mikel Arteta is key to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang future despite brother’s outburst

first_imgAubameyang’s future remains in doubt (Picture: AMA/Getty)Arsenal chiefs are hopeful Mikel Arteta’s arrival can convince key player Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to extend his stay at the club, despite his brother slamming the appointment on social media.Aubameyang’s future in north London is in doubt, with his current £200,000-a-week contract due to expire in 18 months – and he’s in no rush to commit to a new deal.Arsenal’s hierarchy are determined to avoid losing him on a free transfer in 2021 and were hopeful that Arteta’s imminent arrival would persuade him to stay. Arteta is set to join Arsenal (Picture: Getty)However, his brother Willy Aubameyang criticised the move to appoint Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City assistant manager on social media, saying: ‘Ljungberg Arteta is the same, no experience.’AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAubameyang, 30, is growing increasingly frustrated at the club’s inability to challenge for silverware and he is weighing up his next move.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalHe has been the one consistent performer in an otherwise dismal season, netting 13 times in 19 starts for the Gunners this season.And Arteta will be tasked with getting the Gabon international on side quickly or risk losing their star striker.Should Aubameyang extend his Arsenal contract?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Mikel Arteta arrives with Man City squad for Oxford match ahead of his Arsenal moveMORE: What Arsenal can expect from their new manager Mikel Arteta Metro Sport ReporterThursday 19 Dec 2019 7:40 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link791Shares Advertisement Comment Arsenal hope Mikel Arteta is key to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang future despite brother’s outburst Advertisementlast_img read more

South Korea’s Kogas plans new LNG import terminal

first_imgPyeongtaek LNG import terminal (Image courtesy of Kogas)South Korea’s LNG importing giant Kogas is planning to build another domestic terminal to meet rising demand for the fuel in the country.Kogas currently operates four LNG import terminals in South Korea, namely Incheon, Pyeongtaek, Tongyeong and Samcheok.Kogas said in a statement on Thursday it has selected the Seomkum National Industrial Complex in Dangjin, located some 120 kilometers southeast of Seoul, as the location for its fifth facility. However, the project requires approval from the local government.If the company does not receive government approvals it plans to conduct studies on alternate target sites. Kogas plans to unveil the final decision by December 17, after completing the consultation with local governments and signing the basic agreement.The construction of the facility is expected to be completed in 2031, while the first of ten 200,000 cubic meter LNG storage tanks will be completed by the end of 2025, the company said. LNG World News Stafflast_img read more

TT-Line Orders Green Ship in China

first_imgGermany-based ferry company TT-Line has placed an order for a dual fuel vessel with China’s shipbuilder Jiangsu Jinling.Under the deal, which includes an option for one further unit, the company’s new ferry would be delivered during 2022. Following delivery, the vessel would be used within TT-Line’s route network in the Baltic Sea.The shipping firm said that the 230-meter-long vessel would be optimized for efficiency and flexibility. Compared to the previous generation of RoPax vessels, the latest vessel will reduce more than 50% of emissions while still maintaining the speed, the company explained.The dual fuel ship would be able to run on liquefied natural gas (LNG), leading to very low emissions of particulate matter.“TT-Line will set a new standard in terms of cutting harmful emissions by choosing LNG as a fuel for the innovative TT-Line Green Ship. This innovative and future-oriented TT-Line Green Ship will be the most environmentally friendly RoPax ship in our trading area,” Bernhard J. Termühlen, Managing Director of TT-Line, said.The new TT-Line vessel builds on the company’s Green Ship concept and is designed to carry 800 passengers and more than 200 trucks and trailers. While designing the vessel, a particular emphasize was put on flexibility and fast turnarounds in ports.last_img read more

Three charged for kidnapping of Stockfarm resident

first_img Share LocalNews Three charged for kidnapping of Stockfarm resident by: – March 19, 2012 Share Share Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Jan BedministerThree men who were been jointly charged with kidnapping one man from Stockfarm on Monday at the Magistrate’s Court have been remanded at the state prison in Stockfarm.Jan Bedminster, Kimon Beaupierre and Dilon Alexander were charged with “unlawfully and forcefully kidnapping” Deon Hakim Alfred on March 10th, 2012.Alfred was reported as missing on March 11th, 2012 by his relatives and according to the police he was last seen around 9pm on March 10th, 2012.Kimmon BeaupierreThe accused men did not respond to the charge as it is an indictable offence and they are not entitled to plead.Police prosecutor Claude Weeks objected to bail as it is the prosecutions’ contention that the defendants if granted bail could interfere with the ongoing investigations as there are other persons of interest being sought in connection with the kidnapping offense. Weekes also informed the Court that one of the defendants; Jan Bedminster who was charged with the kidnapping offense breached his bail conditions for a previous offense and as such should not be granted bail.According to Weekes, Bedminster was on bail of $70, 000.00 for an alleged firearm related offense.Dilon AlexanderMagistrate Evelina Baptiste remanded the defendants as according to her, “based on the nature of the accusation” the men “may likely interfere with the ongoing investigations”.Meanwhile no one has been charged in connection with Leon “Dopie” Joseph who was reported missing on the same day as Alfred and the search continues for both missing men.Dominica Vibes News 122 Views   5 commentslast_img read more

MSD gives awards in six IMCA divisions, returns to Stock Car decal program

first_imgInformation about MSD products is available at the www.msdperformance.com website, by calling 888 258-3835 and on Facebook.  The El Paso, Texas, manufacturer gives product credit certificates to a total of 33 IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Late Model, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod competitors.  No sign-up is required; however, MSD returns to the decal program for Stock Cars and drivers in that division must display two MSD decals on their race cars to be eligible for national and regional point fund shares. Top three drivers in each of the five Modified regions, both Stock Car regions and in national Late Model, Sprint Car and Northern and Southern SportMod point standings receive product credit in increments of $200, $100 and $100, respectively, from the 17-year IMCA sponsor.center_img EL PASO, Texas – Drivers in six IMCA divisions race for post-season awards from MSD in 2020.  “MSD continues to be one of the core group of IMCA sponsors whose support has been in place for nearly two decades,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “The ignition technology is ever-changing and MSD leads the way and is a great resource for IMCA and our racers.”last_img read more

Nevada looks for home win vs No. 5 San Diego St.

first_img February 28, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 5 San Diego State (27-1, 16-1) vs. Nevada (19-10, 12-5)Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada; Saturday, 8 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Nevada looks for its fourth straight win over No. 5 San Diego State at Lawlor Events Center. The last victory for the Aztecs at Nevada was a 57-54 win on Jan. 26, 2016. STEPPING UP: Nevada’s Jalen Harris has averaged 21.7 points and 6.4 rebounds while Jazz Johnson has put up 16 points. For the Aztecs, Malachi Flynn has averaged 16.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 5.1 assists while Matt Mitchell has put up 12.5 points and 4.9 rebounds.CREATING OFFENSE: Flynn has either made or assisted on 51 percent of all San Diego State field goals over the last three games. Flynn has accounted for 20 field goals and 16 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: Nevada is 0-5 this year when it scores 66 points or fewer and 19-5 when it scores at least 67.UNDEFEATED WHEN: Nevada is a perfect 9-0 when it holds an opponent to 67 points or fewer. The Wolf Pack are 10-10 when opponents score more than 67 points.DID YOU KNOW: The sturdy San Diego State defense has held opponents to just 58.6 points per game, the third-lowest in Division I. Nevada has given up an average of 71.9 points through 29 games (ranked 222nd, nationally). Nevada looks for home win vs No. 5 San Diego St.center_img Associated Press ___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.comlast_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgUpdate on the latest in sports: Individual international sports federations will still be in charge of their qualifying procedures. But they have agreed to let athletes keep spots they already have earned.MLB-RED SOX-SALESale: No regrets about surgeryBOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale says he has no regrets about the timing of his recent Tommy John surgery and is confident he can return as a stronger pitcher following his rehab.  Sale had the procedure on his left elbow last month. The Red Sox said the surgery was a success. Associated Press Newton didn’t give any indication where he might be interested in signing.The 2015 league MVP played in only two games last season and is coming off foot surgery. He hasn’t been able to meet with NFL teams due to the coronavirus travel restrictions.In other NFL news:—The Las Vegas Raiders have signed defensive back Damarious Randall to a one-year contract in their latest move to try to upgrade a porous defense. The Raiders announced the signing after agreeing to the deal last week. The Raiders signed Randall to a $3.25 million contract after another deal with cornerback Eli Apple fell through. The 27-year-old Randall was a first-round pick by Green Bay in 2015 with experience playing outside cornerback, in the slot and at both safety positions.NHL-OILERS-CAVE — The Canadian Grand Prix has become the latest Formula One race to be postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Montreal race was scheduled to take place June 12-14. It is the ninth F1 race to be postponed so far, with the French GP on June 26 now the set to be the opening event of the season.— Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki’s farewell to tennis — an exhibition match against good friend Serena Williams — is being postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The last tournament of the 29-year-old Wozniacki’s professional career came in January at the Australian Open. The Dane won her Grand Slam title there in 2018. She was supposed to face off against 23-time major champion Williams in Copenhagen on May 18 in a match dubbed “The Final One.”— Two of the biggest meetings in the British horse racing calendar have been postponed amid the coronavirus outbreak, despite previous hopes that the sport could return by the start of May. The Jockey Club says the Guineas Festival at Newmarket on May 2-3 and the English Derby Festival at Epsom on June 5-6 will not be staged on those dates.— The Italian and Catalan MotoGP races have been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The motorcycling series has yet to start its season. Eight MotoGP races have now been called off because of the virus.— South Korea’s professional baseball league says it hopes to start practice games between teams on April 21 before possibly opening the season in early May. The Korea Baseball Organization says the plans are contingent on the country’s coronavirus caseload continuing to slow. The KBO will advise players to wear face masks in locker rooms and require them to download smartphone apps to report their daily health status to league officials. Bettman said the league is hoping to have a clearer picture of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the next few weeks, and that “nothing has been ruled in and nothing ruled out.”Bettman said the ideal scenario would be to complete the season to determine playoff seedings in fairness to teams involved in tightly contested races in both conferences. However, he adds: “We understand that may not be possible.”The live interview broadcast Tuesday marked the first time Bettman has mentioned the possibility of the league not being able to complete the regular season. There were 189 games remaining when play was postponed on March 12.In other developments related to the coronavirus:— The Canadian Football League is the latest sports league to postpone play because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CFL, which was scheduled to kick off the regular season on June 11, announced Tuesday that the season won’t start before the beginning of July. — Former ice hockey player Roger Chappot of Switzerland has died due to COVID-19. He was 79. Chappot played more than 100 games for Switzerland’s national team, including at the 1964 Winter Olympics. The International Ice Hockey Federation says Chappot was first treated at a hospital two weeks ago. He returned home before his condition became worse and he was admitted to an intensive care unit.VIRUS-OLYMPIC QUALIFYINGAthletes already qualified for Tokyo Games get to keep spotsUNDATED (AP) — About 6,500 athletes who already have earned their spots in the Tokyo Olympics are in for 2021. The International Olympic Committee made it official under redrawn qualifying regulations released Tuesday.The IOC postponed the games by a year due to the new coronavirus. They’ll now be held July 23 through Aug. 8 next year. The new deadline for qualifying is June 29, 2021. Oilers forward Cave in coma after brain bleedUNDATED (AP) — Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave has been placed in a medically induced coma after suffering a brain bleed.The Oilers said on their Twitter account that the brain bleed happened overnight and that Cave was in the critical care unit at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Hospital.A 25-year-old from Saskatchewan, Cave scored once in 11 appearances with Edmonton this seasonCOLLEGE BASKETBALL-DRAFTcenter_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNHL commissioner says season may not be completedUNDATED (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has raised the possibility of not being able to complete the regular season. During an interview on NBCSN, he stressed that all options remain on the table. Burton, Earnhardt, Edwards headline Hall of Fame nomineesCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Carl Edwards are among the new nominees for NASCAR’s next Hall of Fame class.Janet Guthrie returns as a nominee in the Landmark category after a one-year absence.The voting structure was changed for this year. There are three ballots: one for Modern candidates, one for Pioneer candidates and one for Landmark candidates.Two entries from the 10 Modern candidates will be elected, along with one entry apiece from the five-candidate Pioneer and Landmark categories.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Sale is expected to miss 14 to 15 months, which would put him on track to return in the middle of the 2021 season.NFL-CAM NEWTONNewton feels like ‘fish out of water’CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton says he feels like a “fish out of water” being a free agent for the first time in his nine-year NFL career.Newton says being released by the Carolina Panthers left him with a chip on his shoulder that has “turned into family-size real quick.” He made the comments during a conversation with Thunder guard Chris Paul on Instagram Live. CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan is sending a letter to thousands of former student-athletes, asking them to speak with investigators from a law firm it hired to lead a probe into a deceased doctor accused of molesting people.The Ann Arbor school says Tuesday the letter is going out to most of the 6,800 former student-athletes who were on campus between the mid-1960s and the early 2000s.Many men say they were molested by Dr. Robert E. Anderson while seeking treatment for various injuries.Anderson died in 2008. He worked at the university for decades until his retirement in 2003.NASCAR HALL OF FAME Smith, Mannion declare for NBA draftUNDATED (AP) — Maryland forward Jalen Smith intends to enter the 2020 NBA Draft and forgo his remaining two years of eligibility. Smith averaged 15.5 points and 10.5 rebounds as a sophomore, helping the Terrapins to a 24-7 finish and a share of the Big Ten regular-season title. The 6-foot-10 star ranked first in the conference and third nationally with 21 double-doubles.Meanwhile, Arizona point guard Nico Mannion has joined fellow freshman teammate Zeke Nnaji in declaring for the NBA draft. Mannion arrived in Tucson as the highest-rated recruit in a class that included Nnaji and Josh Green. Mannion averaged 14 points and was second in the Pac-12 with 5.3 assists per game during his lone season at Arizona.UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DOCTORU. of Michigan reaching out to ex-athletes about late doctor April 7, 2020last_img read more

Brazil 2016: Ghana gains slot in Badminton

first_imgGhana’s Badminton prodigy, Daniel Sam has been selected among the list of African players who will represent the continent at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil.This was announced by the Badminton Confederation of Africa at the just ended Africa Badminton Seniors championship held in Mauritius from 13-20 august, 2013. it would be recalled that, Sam paired with Solomon Nyarko to win a bronze medal for Ghana at the 2011 All africa Games, Maputo. Apparently, he won Gold in the Men’s single at the 2008 Under-15 Africa Juniors in Egypt as well as Team Bronze and individual Silver at the 2009 Africa Under-19 Championship in Ethiopia.Ghana’s sole player for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games, Abraham Ayittey managed to reach round 3 in the Men’s singles of the championship where he was beaten by the South African Gold medallist Jacob Maliekal in the scores of 21-10 and 21-12.The pair of Stella Amasah and Evelyn Botwe for the Women’s Doubles were eliminated at the first round by South Africa in a 21-16, 21-16 score.Stella’s dream of progression to the medal zone was again quashed by the Egyptia star, Nadine Ashraf at round 3 of the Women’s singles where she lost by 21-8 and 21-19. South Africa won gold in the teams event with Nigeria and mauritius picking silver and bronze respectively.Daniel Sam who fell sick in the preliminary rounds of the championship, really affected the team’s performance but has however bounced back to a winning spree after defeating his Algerian opponent in a 21-17,21-17 match in the Men’s singles event at the ongoning Mauritius International Badminton Series due to close on 24th August.Sam is expected to join the African Olympic Team training camp in South Africa later this year after an official approval is jointly signed by the Ghana Olympic Committee, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the National Sports Authority and the Badminton Association of Ghana and forwarded to the Badminton World federation (BWF) and Badminton Confederation of Africa (BCA).BWF and BCA believes that awarding Daniel Sam this scholarship will lead to his prospects, fully exploited during the training period so as to represent Africa and Ghana gracefully at the multisport event in Rio2016.Ghana would also begin the implementation of the Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) Schools project titled “Shuttle Time” by October this year, after the President and BCA Council Member, Mr Nestor Galley concluded follow-up discussions with the BWF officials in Mauritius. The team is expected back in the country on 27th August, 2013.Glast_img read more