Mets deserve better placement in Sports

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion The baseball season is in full swing now, and as I read the sports section, it just saddens me. Last I knew, the New York Mets were also a major league team, as are the New York Yankees. I realize the Mets are not as popular as the Yankees, and I have many friends that are Yankee fans. But the Mets actually posted a 9-1 record on April 10. In the April 11 sports section, that didn’t even make the front page. Really? When they went 10-1 on April 11, the April 12 article for that game didn’t even make the front page.I understand that local high school sports should probably get a shout-out. But I, as a proud Mets fan, felt that this milestone, which might be trivial to some but not to me, should have made the front page, not page 6. Thanks for listening.Trish HarringtonSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady police reform sessions pivot to onlineEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesSchenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentsSchenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crashSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musiclast_img read more

European proposals for double voting rights ‘flawed’

first_imgEuropean attempts to foster long-term thinking among investors must not rely on “flawed” proposals for differential voting rights, a leading governance association has insisted.Ahead of next week’s European Parliament vote on the Shareholder Rights Directive, the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) warned against creating systems that would reward long-term shareholders with higher dividend payments or additional voting rights.The organisation said that, even if the motivation for introducing such a two-tier structure were a worthy one, it should be discouraged, as it could have a detrimental impact on minority shareholders and the long-term performance of companies.Kerrie Waring, the ICGN’s managing director, said: “This is an issue of global resonance, and our Global Governance Principles call for any divergence from a one-share, one-vote standard that gives certain shareholders power that is disproportionate to their economic interest to be disclosed and explained.” ICGN policy director George Dallas added that the approach was “flawed”.He said investment management agreements could instead be amended to enshrine the long-term goals of asset owners into contracts with asset managers.In its policy paper, the ICGN noted that it had opposed differential voting rights proposed in Italy – an idea eventually abandoned by the government – and that it had already voiced its opposition to the double voting rights proposed by MEP Sergio Gaetano Cofferati, rapporteur for the Shareholder Rights Directive.It suggested that, rather than introduce separate voting rights for long-term investors, greater attention should be paid to the development of stewardship codes similar to the ones in place in the UK and Japan.The paper added that there was no silver bullet to encouraging long-term investment behaviour, and that differential voting rights and loyalty shares risked doing further damage.“Ultimately, there is scope for building trust among both companies and investors,” the paper concluded.“Investors need to gain the trust of companies by demonstrating their overarching concern is long-term commercial success for companies, not simply short term.“At the same time, companies need to build trust, particularly amongst their minority investor base, that the rights of all shareholders are respected and that controlling shareholders do not exercise a disproportionate or undue influence in ways that might work against the interests of minority shareholders or the long-term success of the company.”A leading civil servant at the European Commission previously said it hoped the legislation would pass the Parliament by early summer.last_img read more

Statoil gets nod for increased oil recovery project at Visund

first_imgNorwegian oil company Statoil has received an approval from the country’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy for the installation of a new template at the Visund field offshore Norway. Visund is an oil and gas field in blocks 34/8 and 34/7, 22 kilometers north-east of the Gullfaks field in the Tampen area of the Norwegian North Sea.Developed with a floating production, drilling and quarters platform, the field came on stream in 1999.The project that has now been approved allows for the connection of four new wells in the northern section of the field to the Visund platform in order to increase oil recovery.Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Søviknes, said: “This project at Visund is a new, good example of new investments that provide increased recovery from existing fields.”According to the ministry, the project has an estimated investment of approximately NOK 1.45 billion ($186 million). Recoverable resources are estimated at about 11.5 million barrels of oil equivalents. Production start is scheduled for the third quarter of 2018.The project is operated by Statoil with 53.2 percent interest with Petoro (30 percent), ConocoPhillips (9.1 percent), and Total E & P Norge (7.7 percent) as its partners.Earlier this year, TechnipFMC won an extension to its ongoing engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from Statoil in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.The ongoing EPC project covered the provision of subsea equipment including template structure, manifold and two subsea trees including wellheads and modifications of control systems to the Visund Nord IOR (Improved Oil Recovery) project, whereas the extension included installation of the template structure and manifold as well as delivery and installation of flowline spool and umbilical.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

More Candidates Seeking Office In Franklin County

first_imgNew names are surfacing along the campaign trail for offices that were previously uncontested in Franklin County.The primary election was held in May but the deadline to fill a vacancy for the general election, such as the Democratic or Republican Party ticket, is next week.Republican Keith Hall would have ran unopposed for the District 2 County Council seat in the fall until two recently submitted their candidacy.District 2 consists of Highland, Whitewater, Springfield and Bath townships.According to the Franklin County Observer, Steve Haas of Highland Township has been appointed by the Democratic Party as their candidate. Current County Commissioner Scott McDonough has also filed to run as an Independent for the council seat.New additions to other races:Franklin County Clerk Karla Bauman (R) was previously uncontested until the Democratic Party endorsed Jordan Spurlock.Incumbent Sheriff Ken Murphy (R) will be opposed by Laurel Police Chief Brad Spurlock (D) for office.District 1 County Councilman Joe Sizemore (R) will now be challenged by Democrat Gary Baker for the seat.last_img read more

Suele set to make Bayern return in German Cup final

first_imgGermany defender Niklas Suele could make his return for Bayern Munich after nine months out with a serious knee injury in Saturday’s German Cup final against Bayer Leverkusen in Berlin.Advertisement Bayern Munich defender Niklas Suele could make his first appearance since a serious knee injurt last October in Saturday’s German Cup final.Read Also: Liverpool will learn from Man City humbling, says KloppLeverkusen will be without Brazilian forward Paulinho, who tore his cruciate ligament in training and underwent surgery on Friday.Bayern are chasing their 20th cup triumph while Leverkusen, who have won the trophy only once, in 1993, are looking for a second success at the third attempt having lost the 2002 and 2009 finals in Berlin.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Bayern coach Hansi Flick said on Friday centre-back Suele, 24, who tore knee ligaments last October, could feature the Olympic Stadium, which will be almost empty due to coronavirus-related regulations.“Niklas will take part in the final training session and will then possibly be in the squad,” Flick said.“He looks to be in good shape.”Having lifted the Bundesliga for the eighth straight year last weekend, Bayern are hoping to complete their first domestic double since 2016.Flick said Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara could also feature in the German capital having recovered from a groin problem.“He (Thiago) has been taking part in full training since Wednesday, he’s ready to play – right from the start or during the course of the game,” said Flick. Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People Live7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Themlast_img read more

Roglic completes summit finish of stage four

first_img(BBC) – Primoz Roglic offered an impressive display of his form to his fellow Tour de France contenders with victory on a summit finish on stage four.His Jumbo-Visma team dictated the pace on the final climb before Roglic countered an attack by Guillaume Martin, to leave his rivals behind and win in Orcieres-Merlette.France’s Julian Alaphilippe finished fifth to retain the yellow jersey.“It was quite a fast day, quite hard,” said Roglic.“My team did a really good job again – I was always in a good position and in the end I could do a good sprint and I’m really happy.”Vuelta a Espana champion Roglic has moved up to third overall, seven seconds down on Alaphilippe, while Britain’s Adam Yates finished 10th to remain second overall at four seconds back.Slovenia’s Roglic is one of the favourites for overall victory but there were doubts about his fitness coming into the race after he was forced to withdraw while leading the Criterium du Dauphine last month following a crash.Yet despite Roglic still sporting a few bandages, he and his team reinforced why they are likely to be the main challengers to defending champion Egan Bernal and Ineos Grenadiers this year.After Latvia’s Krists Neilands, the last rider left from a six-man breakaway on the 160.5km stage from Sisteron, was caught at the start of the last climb, Jumbo-Visma did most of the work on the front.Wout van Aert and Sepp Kuss both took turns to set a high pace and prevent attacks, with the latter leading a group of all the favourites into the final kilometre.Cofidis rider Martin tried to catch them out but Roglic and compatriot Tadej Pogacar jumped onto his wheel, with Bernal and Alaphilippe initially unable to do the same.Roglic then kicked again to secure his third Tour de France stage win while Pogacar held on for second with Martin third.Bernal is only 10 seconds back on Roglic in sixth overall and there are plenty of much tougher climbs to come on which the Colombian is more likely to thrive.But Roglic and his team will gain confidence from their show of strength on the first summit finish of this year’s race, especially with Ineos’ other protected rider Richard Carapaz losing 28 seconds to drop to 21st overall.Ireland’s Sam Bennett drew level with Peter Sagan in the points classification and will seek to take the green jersey from the Slovakian on today’s stage five, which looks likely to end in a bunch sprint.Stage four results:Primoz Roglic (Slo/Jumbo-Visma) 4hrs 07mins 47secsTadej Pogacar (Slo/UAE Team Emirates) Same timeGuillaume Martin (Fra/Cofidis)Nairo Quintana (Col/Arkea-Samsic)Julian Alaphilippe (Fra/Deceuninck-Quick-Step)Miguel Angel Lopez (Spa/Astana)Egan Bernal (Col/Ineos Grenadiers)Thibaut Pinot (Fra/Groupama-FDJ)Mikel Landa (Spa/Bahrain McLaren)Adam Yates (GB/Mitchelton-Scott)General classification after stage fourJulian Alaphilippe (Fra/Deceuninck-Quick-Step) 18hrs 7mins 4secsAdam Yates (GB/Mitchelton-Scott) +4secsPrimoz Roglic (Slo/Jumbo-Visma) +7secsTadej Pogacar (Slo/UAE Team Emirates) +11secsGuillaume Martin (Fra/Cofidis) +13secsEgan Bernal (Col/Ineos Grenadiers) +17secsTom Dumoulin (Ned/Jumbo-Visma) Same timeEsteban Chaves (Col/Mitchelton-Scott)Nairo Quintana (Col/Arkea-Samsic) Miguel Angel Lopez (Col/Astana)last_img read more

USG hosts tours of Leavey Library

first_imgUndergraduate Student Government is leading tours of Leavey Library during Trojan Family Weekend to showcase the new renovations to the library and to raise awareness about the improvements that USG would like to see completed in the future.Sightseeing · Eric Miller, Assistant Director for Academic Affairs for Undergraduate Student Government, speaks to a parent on the tour. – Jessica Zhou | Daily Trojan“It’s so automatic to say, ‘This is where I’m living,’ ‘These are my friends,’ but parents don’t necessarily know where their kids are studying,” said USG Assistant Director for Academic Affairs Eric Miller.The tours, offered on Thursday and Friday, are a part of USG’s ongoing initiative to update and renovate Leavey. Last December, USG surveyed students about what changes they would like to see made to the library, and over the summer they were able to collaborate with administration to renovate the basement and first floor, along with adding seating to the patio.According to USG Vice President Rini Sampath, giving tours of the library during Trojan Family Weekend will not only demonstrate the progress that USG and the administration has made in updating the library, but will also raise awareness about the changes that still need to be made as well as hopefully attract potential donors.“The purpose is to show our families and parents the current status and appearance of Leavey and will allow individuals to see we are in desperate need of renovation,” Sampath said. “With cooperation from administration, we’ve done some great work with the first floor and renovated the basement, but we’re ready to move on to the next floors.”Tours started on the third floor to show families areas of the library that USG hopes to improve in the future. On the tour, USG Director for Academic Affairs Nicole Schrad and Miller highlighted seating that students have said is uncomfortable and the wall color that students would like to see updated. On the second floor, Schrad and Miller explained to parents that removing the large computer desk carousels, something that has already been done in the basement, would create room for additional seating.Throughout the tour, parents expressed their understanding of students’ desire to update the library.“I think it’s important to update and renovate the space to accommodate new technology and to update the learning environment,” said parent Cathy Kennerson. “Also, as time goes on, color schemes do change, so it’s important to keep it fresh, which will keep students motivated.”Families were also given the opportunity to see the first floor and basement, where renovations have already occurred in order to brighten rooms, increase seating and update furniture.Patty Huber, whose daughter is a sophomore studying environmental science, said she was impressed by the new collaborative study spaces in the basement.“I’m definitely going to talk to my daughter about the group study areas in the basement because I don’t know if she knows it’s available, and I think it’s something she should take advantage of,” Huber said.Through showcasing the renovations at Leavey, parents can see their tuition dollars at work, according to Schrad.“I think for parents who are helping to send their kids to school by paying tuition, it’s awesome to see how the administration supports students,” Schrad said. “The renovations are really cool and a nice way to see how the university does care about students and is trying to support them.”Future plans to update the library include repainting and refurnishing the interior of the second and third floors. Miller said USG explored a renovation option that would involve stripping the majority of the building’s interior; however, Miller said that they opted for a plan that would be less expensive and could be completed sooner.“Realistically we want to provide Leavey as a resource to students now, so we’re focusing our efforts on changes we can make quickly,” Miller said.One tour took place on Thursday and two more are scheduled for Friday.last_img read more

Brisly Estime will miss 1st half against Boston College for ‘fighting’ ejection

first_imgStarting wide receiver Brisly Estime will miss the first half of Syracuse’s game against Boston College next weekend, an SU Athletics rep confirmed Saturday night.Estime was ejected in the fourth quarter of the Orange’s 42-29 loss to North Carolina State for “fighting,” which resulted in a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct.Wide receiver Steve Ishmael, who was ejected Saturday for two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties, won’t miss any time.SU (3-8, 1-6) was officially eliminated from bowl contention with its loss to the Wolfpack. The Orange’s season concludes next Saturday against the Eagles at 12:30 at the Carrier Dome. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 21, 2015 at 8:12 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

Football: Big Ten heavyweights duke it out in Madison Saturday night

first_imgSaturday night’s matchup between then-No. 8 University of Wisconsin and No. 2 Ohio State University was a thriller that ended in a Buckeye victory, 30-23.In photos: Red Sea floods Bascom during ESPN’s College GameDayHundreds of spirited Badgers flooded Bascom Saturday morning for a chance to appear on ESPN’s College GameDay, the largest pregame show Read…The Badgers jumped on the Buckeyes right away with a quick defensive stop followed by an eight-play, 52-yard drive down to OSU’s 28-yard line, where backup kicker Andrew Endicott put the Badgers on the board first with a 46-yard field goal.Wisconsin knew field goals wouldn’t be enough to knock off a powerhouse team like Ohio State, who averaged 53.2 points and over 500 yards of offense per game this season before heading to Madison.An elite team led by J.T. Barrett, a Heisman Trophy candidate, would prove to be the toughest test of the year for Wisconsin’s defense, but the Badgers came prepared for the challenge.The tenacious defense for the Badgers held the explosive, no-huddle, Buckeye offense to another quick stop to give the ball back to the Badger offense on their own five-yard line following a penalty.The Badgers wouldn’t be off the field for too long as the offense woke up. The following play saw UW senior running back Corey Clement bust through a stacked box for the team’s longest run of the year (68 yards) down to Ohio State’s 27-yard line. Three plays later, freshman quarterback Alex Hornibrook would find a wide open Jazz Peavy over the middle for a 24-yard touchdown, bringing the Badgers’ lead to 10 as Camp Randall erupted.The Ohio State offense would respond with two unanswered field goals, but these would not slow the Badger offense led by the rushing attack of Corey Clement and Jazz Peavy.Clement and Peavy marched the Badgers down the field for two unanswered field goals of their own after giving Wisconsin 170 yards on the ground and a 16-6 lead over the No. 2 Buckeyes going into the half.“That was just how the game was going, coach let me know we’re going to ride the hot horse, we did that til’ they stopped it,” junior wide receiver Jazz Peavy said.The Badgers looked poised to continue their success in the second half, but as any team previously led by OSU head coach Urban Meyer would, the Buckeyes would come out of the locker room hungry for the end zone.The Ohio State defense stalled the Badgers on their first two drives and took over the on offense starting from Wisconsin’s own 47-yard line after a short punt by sophomore P.J. Rosowski.The Buckeyes would convert on two key 4th & 1’s, through two hard rushes by OSU redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber to set up an eventual one-yard touchdown run by Barrett.The Heisman hopeful would come alive in the second half, scoring on the ground for the second time after a Hornibrook interception in Badgers territory. The touchdown gave the Buckeyes their first lead of the game at 20-16 and also tied Barrett with Braxton Miller for most touchdowns responsible for in Ohio State’s history with 89.Football: No. 8 Badgers must contain J.T. Barrett for shot at upsetting Ohio StateEach player on the University of Wisconsin football team’s defense will be keyed into No. 16 of Ohio State University Read…“Yeah give J.T. all the credit in the world he’s a phenomenal player, he’s shifty, he’s obviously slippery as all get out, you just could not get him down” Wisconsin junior outside linebacker T.J. Watt said postgame.Football: No. 8 Badgers must contain J.T. Barrett for shot at upsetting Ohio StateEach player on the University of Wisconsin football team’s defense will be keyed into No. 16 of Ohio State University Read…The Badgers were down, but they weren’t out. Feeding the speedy Jazz Peavy through the air and Clement on the ground, the Badgers soon marched their way down to the Buckeyes’ 16-yard line, where they faced another 3rd & 3 pickle in the red zone.Hornibrook then completed a four-yard shuffle pass to junior tight end Troy Fumagalli, giving Wisconsin a first down from Ohio’s own 12. Three plays later, junior full back Austin Ramesh scored the go-ahead touchdown from four yards out.The Buckeyes would respond by driving deep into Badger territory. The Wisconsin defense held Ohio State to a field goal, however after Barrett was tripped up by UW senior safety Leo Musso to save a possible game-winning touchdown for the Badgers.Wisconsin was unable to get into field goal range and regulation time ended 23-23 going into overtime.OSU wasted no time in extra minutes as the Buckeyes scored a seven-yard touchdown through the air to wide receiver Noah Brown to give Ohio State the lead and place all of the pressure to answer back on Wisconsin.The Badgers managed to get the ball down to Ohio State’s four-yard line, but they were stuffed on three straight plays before the critical 4th & goal situation. With the game on the line, Hornibrook dropped back to pass with his eyes locked on the end zone, but was denied by the swarming Ohio State defense that sacked a retreating Hornibrook, ended the game and completely silenced Camp Randall.“We didn’t come into this one hoping to keep it close, hoping to just be out there … I asked the kids on Friday night to put it all out there and they did,” Chryst said.Wisconsin players had the look of pure heartache and exhaustion as they entered the media room ensuing the defeat.An obviously drained team acknowledged the difficulty of swallowing a loss like this but stressed the importance of moving on.“Sometimes you either beat the heavyweight champion or you don’t but you still get back up and learn to fight next week” Clement said.Following two tough losses against top ten teams, the Badgers look to bounce back next week as they head to Iowa City to take on the University of Iowa Hawkeyes in a classic Big Ten West showdown.The Hawkeyes are 3-1 in conference play and hold an overall record of 5-2. If Wisconsin hopes to take the West and earn a trip to Indianapolis, it is essential that the Badgers escape with a victory on the road Saturday.last_img read more

Fitness boosts for Man City and Liverpool ahead of European tests

first_imgLiverpool midfielder Emre Can has surprisingly returned to training following injury ahead of Thursday’s Europa League semi-final second leg with Villarreal.He was expected to miss the rest of the Premier League season after straining ankle ligaments last month.It’s not clear if Can will be ready for Thursday’s match at Anfield – where Liverpool will try to overturn a 1-nil deficit against the Spanish club. The midfielder’s trained after he missed their last two games with a thigh injury. The tie’s level at nil-nil. David Silva will miss the match with a hamstring problem – and Samir Nasri’s ineligible.  Tonight Bayern Munich host Atletico Madrid trailing 1-0 from the first leg. Kick off is at 7.45last_img read more