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Don’t use military to fuel Trump’s ego

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionMore proof Trump doesn’t understand our military or our democracy: He could have been the military man he says he is. But he instead used his money (fake medical) not to. He played golf while others were killed, maimed and got PTSD. The military should not be used to feed his ego and bullying personality.Jeffery DareLathamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Albany County warns of COVID increaselast_img

Governor Wolf Announces Creation of Nearly 80 New Jobs Through Expansion of CorrChoice LLC

first_img January 10, 2019 Governor Wolf Announces Creation of Nearly 80 New Jobs Through Expansion of CorrChoice LLC SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that CorrChoice LLC, a producer of industrial corrugated paper packaging products, will expand in central Pennsylvania. The project, supported through state funding, is expected to create 79 jobs in the Dauphin and Lebanon County area.“We’re proud that CorrChoice has selected Pennsylvania as the location for its expansion,” Governor Wolf said. “This expansion will bring nearly 80 manufacturing jobs to the central part of the state. Projects like this demonstrate that Pennsylvania’s manufacturing sector is on the rise.”CorrChoice will expand into a 350,000-square-foot facility in Derry Township at the border of Dauphin and Lebanon counties. The project will enable the company to expand its corrugated cardboard sheet feeder network and improve its response time. CorrChoice has pledged to invest more than $30 million into the expansion project, which is expected to create 79 new jobs and retain a further 97 jobs in Pennsylvania.“This investment enables us to continue our growth with existing strategic customers while providing more responsive service on a broader range of products,” said Tim Bergwall, Group President, Paper Packaging & Services at Greif, Inc., the parent company of CorrChoice. “This latest CorrChoice expansion better positions us to provide a comprehensive supply of containerboard, sheets, and specialty products to corrugated converters in the Mid-Atlantic Region.”CorrChoice received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for a $200,000 Pennsylvania First grant, $158,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon the creation of new jobs, and $35,550 in job training funding through WEDnetPA for workforce development. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.CorrChoice and its parent company, Greif, Inc., are global producers of steel, plastic and fibre drums, intermediate bulk containers, reconditioned containers, flexible products, containerboard, and packaging accessories.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov.last_img read more

Pacers Are Real

first_imgAt the time of this writing, the Indiana Pacers were challenging the Cleveland Cavaliers for the lead in their NBA division.  Not only are they challenging the Cavaliers, but they are forth overall in the Eastern Division.  This has to be very pleasing to the Pacer’s front office because they did not cave in to Paul George’s demands last season and they let the mal-content go.The Pacers are using the talents of Victor Oladipo, Myles Turner, Lance Stephenson, and Domantas Sabonis to lead their team.  The Pacers were 41-30 with 11 regular season games left.  They are coached by Nate McMillan.It has been a while since the Pacers have played this type of basketball.  As I said earlier, IU’s Victor Oladipo is part of their 4-man core, and his scoring and enthusiasm have to be a big reason for the Pacer’s success.last_img read more

Norwich snub Hoolahan request

first_img Press Association The 31-year-old Republic of Ireland international – who had been the subject of a bid from Aston Villa, driven by former Canaries boss Paul Lambert – submitted a transfer request on Tuesday, but that was swiftly refused. A statement on club website canaries.co.uk on Tuesday evening read: “City can confirm Irish international midfielder Wes Hoolahan has today submitted a transfer request which has been rejected. Norwich have turned down a transfer request from midfielder Wes Hoolahan.center_img “The board of Norwich City has stated clearly no senior players will be sold against the club’s wishes and Hoolahan, 31, is contracted to the club until June 2015. “The club will make no further comment at this time.” Norwich’s board rejected the offer from Villa outright and refused to countenance the idea of Hoolahan leaving Carrow Road in the January transfer window. Canaries boss Chris Hughton last week also stressed his desire to keep the seven-cap midfielder on board, insisting he was instead focused on bringing in reinforcements rather than seeing players leave. When asked if Hoolahan could be sold this month, Hughton said: “At the moment our concentration is on can we add to the squad? Can we improve the squad? Not on letting players go out. “We’ve had a few injuries, especially in midfield, and then Michael Turner will be out for a while as well. “We are trying as hard as we can (to sign players), the same as everybody else, but January is a notoriously bad time to bring in players. “But they also have to be right for the club.” last_img read more

Samaras severs ties with West Brom

first_img Samaras had 12 months remaining on the two-year deal he signed last summer when he moved to The Hawthorns as a free agent after being released by Scottish champions Celtic. The 30-year-old Greece international striker made just eight appearances for Albion, most coming from the substitutes’ bench. In February he was loaned out to Al-Hilal until the end of the season. Samaras played 11 times for the Saudi Arabian club, scoring two goals. Georgios Samaras has had his contract at West Brom terminated by mutual consent, the Barclays Premier League club have announced.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Kayla Treanor looks to continue dominance on draw in ACC tournament

first_imgWhen Kayla Treanor stepped into the draw circle in the season opener against Loyola, it marked a new layer added to her illustrious career. And just like most everything else she’s done, Treanor thrived on the draw that day, setting a school record with 19 draw controls and putting any concerns of former faceoff specialist Kailah Kempney’s departure in the rearview mirror.SU’s 14.28 draw controls per game is the fourth-best mark in the country and Treanor’s individual mark of 9.06 per game is the best in the country. SU has won almost 90 more draws than its opponents through 18 games.“No, not at all,” assistant coach Michelle Tumolo said of whether SU’s in-conference mark is cause for concern.On Saturday, Treanor and the Orange made a statement. Louisville draw specialist Kaylin Morissette led the nation in draw controls coming into the game, yet SU won 16 draws, losing just 9.Syracuse (14-4, 5-2 ACC) starts ACC Tournament play on Thursday and it’s the first time it’s playing an opponent twice. Treanor will face players who already neutralized her in the draw circle once before. For Syracuse to have success against Boston College (10-7, 2-5), a team that beat SU, 13-8, this year, and won the draw battle, 13-10, Treanor and SU will have to earn more possessions.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think Kayla’s dialed in, she’s got it covered,” Tumolo continued. “I think we’re hitting better competition, and they have a lot of legit draw people on these teams.”Treanor is skilled enough in the draw circle to employ different tactics, whether it’s flicking the ball up high to herself, or aiming it at a specific teammate or area. The SU senior and head coach Gary Gait said that the reason other teams have had some more success on the draw is because their draw specialists try to pull the ball toward players on the outside to make it a groundball scramble.Tumolo said that if SU knows that the opponent’s draw specialist pulls the ball away from Treanor, it reacts by placing extra players in those areas. If Treanor can’t win the draw herself, SU relies on its outside players to scoop up the groundballs. Facing teams’ draw specialists for the second time gives Syracuse the advantage, Gait said.“The great thing about it is now we’ll have film on every opponent that we’ve played and we can make adjustments,” Gait said. “And that’s a good thing to have.”Taking the draw requires additional preparation before the game, Treanor said, and while most in-game play is natural instincts, the draw requires rigorously honed techniques. Treanor said she suffered from tendinitis in her wrists at the start of the season because she practiced the draw so much.Now, the pain in her wrists has subdued. And with the postseason coming up, she has no plans on asking for a break from her draw duties. Gait wants his best player at the draw circle with the game on the line, and Treanor wants to be there, too.“When the game gets down to the wire it comes down to who can get control of the draw,” Treanor said. “You feel that pressure a lot, it’s definitely an added pressure, but it’s nice to have control over that.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 27, 2016 at 10:22 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langerlast_img read more

Syracuse women’s basketball opponent preview: What to know about Connecticut

first_imgNo. 8 seed Syracuse (22-10, 11-5 Atlantic Coast) is set to take on No. 1 seed Connecticut (33-0, 16-0 American Athletic) at 6:30 p.m. on Monday in Storrs, Connecticut. SU is coming off an 85-65 first-round win over No. 9 seed Iowa State, a game in which three Orange scorers tallied over 20 points, including a career-high 24 from freshman 3-point specialist Gabby Cooper. UConn enters the contest fresh off a commanding 116-55 win over No. 16 seed Albany in its first round matchup, the 17th time this season that the Huskies have scored at least 90 points.Here’s what to know about UConn ahead of Monday’s matchup.All-time series: Connecticut leads, 38-12Last time they played: The Huskies smashed SU, 82-51, in the 2016 NCAA national championship game in Indianapolis. Breanna Stewart led the charge for UConn, posting 24 points in the program’s record fourth-straight national title win. Cornelia Fondren had 16 points for the Orange on 60 percent shooting, but SU shot just 10.5 percent from 3 in the defeat.The UConn report: The Huskies are the undisputed best women’s team in the nation, and have beaten 10 ranked team this season. Their closest game of the year was against then-No. 4 Maryland, winning by only six over the Terrapins. UConn has scored over 100 points an NCAA-leading five times this season, and has four players averaging double-digit points, with two averaging over 20.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textKatie Lou Samuelson is the Huskies’ star, averaging 20.8 points per game over an average of 31.3 minutes per game. She’s made 112 3-pointers on 259 attempts, good for 43.2 percent. The Huskies have the No. 3 scoring offense in the country, averaging 87.5 points per game, and the No. 6 scoring defense in the country, allowing an average of just 53.8 points per game.FiveThirtyEight.com currently gives the Huskies a 49 percent chance to win the tournament, and a 98 percent chance to beat the Orange on Monday.How SU beats UConn: After UConn’s opening round game against No. 16 Albany, Huskies head coach Geno Auriemma said that before every game, he asks his assistant coaches what his team would have to do to lose. Against the Great Danes, the coaching staff said that the team would have to miss “a lot” of shots. But against No. 8 SU on Monday, a team that was arguably underseeded and last met the Huskies in the national championship game, UConn doesn’t have as much room for failure as it did against Albany.For the Orange to win, it will have to put together a perfect game in all facets. Brittney Sykes and Alexis Peterson will need to match or exceed their combined scoring average of nearly 43, and Gabby Cooper will have to step up from behind the arc like she did against Iowa State. The only way to beat a powerful offense like UConn is to match it shot for shot. So Sykes, Peterson and Cooper will all probably have to finish the game with over 20 points for the second straight game.Defensively, SU needs to focus on shutting down Samuelson. The sophomore sharpshooter ranks fourth in 3-pointers made and 12th in 3-point shooting percentage in the nation. She also averages 3.39 3-pointers per game, and the Orange zone can’t let her get hot from beyond the arc.The Huskies aren’t used to playing in close games, so if the Orange can keep Monday’s game within ten points, it has potential to pull the upset. Samuelson is the only UConn player that averages more than 31 minutes per game. A tightly contested game could potentially tire out a UConn side that isn’t used to running for 40 minutes straight, and give a well-conditioned SU team the upper hand.Stat to know: 108 —  The Huskies have won 108 straight games, the all-time mark in the NCAA. Nov. 17, 2014, was the last time UConn lost, dropping an 88-86 overtime game at Stanford. UConn has not been ranked lower than No. 3 during the streak and boasts a dominant 155-1 record over its past 156 games.Player to watch: Katie Lou Samuelson, Guard, No. 33Samueslon is UConn’s replacement for Stewart, who graduated last year and now plays for the Seattle Storm of the WNBA, and she’s all but filled the role perfectly for the Huskies this season. She’s shooting 49.3 percent from the field, and her 20.8 points per game ranks No. 1 for the Huskies. Samuelson is also one of four finalists for the Naismith Trophy, which is awarded annually to college basketball’s player of the year. Napheesa Collier, a forward for the Huskies, was named a finalist as well. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 19, 2017 at 3:29 pm Contact Matt: mjfel100@syr.edulast_img read more

Extra Innings: Fortnite’s popularity is big step for esports

first_imgSam Arslanian | Daily TrojanGrowing up as an athlete and video game aficionado, I always saw myself as a hybrid. I was never the stereotypical “jock” meat-head ­— rather, a significant portion of my young life was consumed by computer gaming. I was fascinated by competitive games, both shooters and sports games alike. The pure joy of earning a new rank or winning a match rivaled the feeling I experienced when I won a game on the ice or diamond. From a young age, I felt like an anomaly. There were gamers who loved playing video games and there were athletes who treated sports as the only aspect of their lives that mattered. That phenomenon has been challenged in recent years. The first instance I can remember is former Detroit Tigers pitcher Joel Zumaya essentially ending his big league career due to an injury from excessively playing Guitar Hero. As an 8-year-old Guitar Hero enthusiast, I was fascinated by how one of my baseball heroes played the same video game I was obsessed with. That was just the beginning of the revolution, though. Since then, the sports world has witnessed some of the biggest professional athletes challenge each other in games such as NBA 2K and FIFA. Honestly, this didn’t come as a huge shock to me. These athletes are just playing virtual versions of the sports they have dedicated their lives to. But what really caught me by surprise was the rampant popularity of Fortnite. The game has taken both the professional sports and video game worlds by storm. Fortnite is estimated to have over 45 million players (over 3.4 million concurrent) and even has its own online section on Bleacher Report. If you are somehow still unfamiliar with the game, let me explain. Fortnite is a competitive battle royale-style survival game in which 100 players compete to be the last man standing. The barrier to entry is much lower than other titles. Fortnite is a free-to-play game with an easy-to-learn concept but an insanely high skill ceiling. This is seldom seen with games that are released today. Traditionally, games made in 2018 are either too easy to perfect or too difficult that it scares away the less skilled. Fortnite has found the perfect balance between these two areas. This phenomenon allows for the less skilled gamers to have fun and play the game while not hindering the more skilled gamers from perfecting their craft in new ways.What separates Fortnite from other popular titles is not only its celebrity attention but its celebrity participation and community. Athletes from various sports have alluded to their membership to the community by celebrating with the taunt dances from Fortnite in their professional games. On Opening Day, Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts slapped a double in the 7th inning and celebrated at second base with the “Take the L” dance from the game.Perhaps the most notable Fortnite event took place when former Trojan wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster played and live-streamed a squad match with Drake, Travis Scott and Fortnite legend, “Ninja.” Smith-Schuster noted that the match was the craziest thing he has ever done and is “better than scoring a touchdown.”Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart said he experienced a similar feeling when he embarked on a 10-hour Fortnite marathon before earning his first victory. “It’s tough, because we won the national championship in dramatic fashion,” Hart said to CBS Sports. “But the first time I won Fortnite, I was screaming, I jumped up out my chair, I was hype.”One could look at this as just a bunch of athletes messing around playing a computer game for fun. In my opinion, this practice is so much deeper. It speaks to the legitimacy of competitive video games.Although, Fortnite Battle Royale is not the ideal format for esports, its popularity indicates a significant step forward for esports. The game’s celebrity patrons compare playing Fortnite to the emotions they experience in their professional sports. This further proves that esports can be and are competitive games that evoke the same emotions and require the same level of dedication as their traditional counterparts do. With big name spokespersons promoting esports, their fans will be more likely to believe that esports are a legitimate form of sport and entertainment. It excites me to see more and more professional athletes enter the world of esports and I think we are very close to a time where esports will become as popular as traditional sports. Sam Arslanian is a freshman majoring in journalism. He is also the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, “Extra Innings,” runs Mondays.last_img read more

Clippers notes: Sitting Blake Griffin not an easy decision

first_imgPaul Pierce started in Griffin’s place.The Clippers and Rivers have spoken about being more conservative with Griffin’s workload this season, a plan that Rivers acknowledged the team didn’t stick to in training camp.The Clippers, which invested in biomedical analysis this summer, got confirmation from their medical staff that the timing was right for Griffin to get a night off, Rivers said.“They showed me all the science. (Director of player performance Mark Simpson) had a pamphlet ready to go for this argument we were about to have,” Griffin said. “…I definitely presented my case – wasn’t as well prepared as I would’ve liked to have been.”In 18 games this season, Griffin is playing 33.1 minutes – essentially the same as last season – averaging 21.1 points, 8.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists.Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and LeBron James are the only players in the NBA with higher scoring, rebounding and assist averages.This likely won’t be the last time the Clippers sit one of their regulars as a healthy scratch, with Chris Paul, J.J. Redick and DeAndre Jordan all possibilities to sit.“After a little bit, I just said if this is what you think is best for the team, you know, I’m going to do it,” Griffin said.Johnson on the court, Stone in the room The Clippers’ had both of their rookies in the locker room for the first time in weeks with Brice Johnson and Diamond Stone both in Brooklyn.Stone, currently assigned to the Santa Cruz Warriors, is in town for games in Westchester and Long Island.Johnson, the team’s first-round pick, hasn’t played since the preseason after suffering a herniated disc in his lower back.Monday, Johnson was on the court shooting before the game, a small step in his return to action. Johnson has also been doing some running, though he admitted his lungs felt like those of a heavy smoker. Rivers said he still doesn’t expect Johnson back anytime soon.“My guess would be he’s just inching along,” Rivers said. “Usually, they would tell me, ‘Brice is getting close,’ and I haven’t heard that.” NEW YORK >> It didn’t matter that Blake Griffin moved a little slowly Sunday in the Clippers’ loss in Indiana. It didn’t matter that needed to wear a compression sleeve on his right leg after getting kicked in the calf Friday in Detroit.And, it didn’t matter that Griffin moved around fine during the team’s shootaround Monday morning in New York.Doc Rivers made up his mind.“Months ago,” he said. “Literally months ago.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img It game him and the staff time to prepare a full-fledged presentation to Griffin Sunday afternoon, informing him of the decision.“Doc mentioned something to me in Indiana and I brushed it off like there was no way that was happening,” Griffin said. “(Sunday) afternoon, I had to go up to Doc’s room and I walk in there, and it’s our trainer, our head of player performance (Lawrence) Frank and Doc. I walked right into an ambush.“I knew exactly what was going to happen.”The schedule, the one that’s kept the team from practicing and made it harder on the team to keep defending, dictated that Monday, it was Griffin’s turn to sit, forcing him to watch the Clippers’ 127-122 double overtime loss.“I was frustrated before the game,” he said. “Now, it’s even worse.”last_img read more

Post your FREE Garage Sale ad for this weekend here

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow— It is another garage sale weekend. And the world needs to know you are having one. Go ahead and post your garage sale in the comment section below. We will remind the shopping troops on Friday about your sale.Happy bargain hunting!Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down DBE · 220 weeks ago 601 S G indoor garage sale. THURSDAY 8am- 7 pm We had low turn out on previous sale. We are reducing everything excluding one small table to half price. We had bargains before now it’s crazy. Assorted clothing, house hold items, craft projects & supplies, paint books & patterns, records, holiday decorations. Everything must go! Come see us. Report Reply 0 replies · active 220 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Bill · 220 weeks ago 403 S. WEST ROAD, Wellington, 2 miles south of town on West Road. THURSDAY 12:00 NOON to 5:00 PM and FRIDAY 8:00 am to 12:00 NOON. MOST EVERYTHING WILL BE $1 or less. No clothes, just souvenirs, nick nacks, etc. crafts, decorations. FROM our garage to your TRUNK. Report Reply 0 replies · active 220 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Suzanne · 219 weeks ago Cleaning out Mom’s closets – Saturday May 28th- 8:00 – 1:00 pm 1429 N Day St Lots and lots of women’s clothing sizes 12-18 – Shoes, purses, children’s clothes, tons of toys, stuffed animals, baby swings, lots of misc. Marked down and priced to sale!! Also selling 16ft fishing boat with trolling motor and battery $500.00 Report Reply 0 replies · active 219 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more