Tag: 上海夜网IO

Charter review deserves time

Charter review deserves time

first_imgMayor Meg Kelly has formed a new Charter Review Commission comprised of the commissioners and deputies, to review the existing charter and propose improvements. Fortunately, the 2016-17 Charter Commission produced a compendium of recommendations in this direction (separate from the Council Manager proposal) that the new commission would do well to consider.Amending the existing charter was our hedge against the possibility that the council/manager proposal was defeated at the polls. So in this way, at least, the mayor’s initiative is in keeping with the former commission’s mandate. If the new commission’s proposal is on the November ballot, there will be plenty of time and space to comment.For now, advocates of charter change need to lower their voices so that the discussion can be heard how the commissioners want to change things. We also need to give Mayor Kelly the consideration due to anyone who enters a competitive election and ends up on top. The voters made their choice, and the outcome deserves its time on the stage.GORDON BOYDSaratoga SpringsThe writer was treasurer of the 2016-17 Charter Review Commission.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionLast November’s referendum on the Saratoga Springs City Charter produced an excruciatingly close result. The 10-vote margin against change, out of more than 9,000 cast has, if anything, amplified the voices on both sides who want the issue to be settled their way. As a member of the former Charter Review Commission and an activist in the Yes campaign, I think it is in everyone’s best interest at this point to lower the volume and give the community a breather.last_img read more

Brunt given one-match ban

Brunt given one-match ban

first_imgWest Brom midfielder Chris Brunt has been suspended for one-match and fined £8,000 after accepting a Football Association misconduct charge. The Northern Ireland international faced the threat of a two-game ban and Albion’s director of football administration Richard Garlick believes the punishment reflected the circumstances in which the game finished. Villa fans invaded the pitch at the final whistle and had also run onto the surface while the game was still in play, with the invasions the subject of an FA investigation. Referee Anthony Taylor had also sent off Albion’s Claudio Yacob and Villa’s Jack Grealish towards the end of the match. “We had a fair hearing and feel the punishment is an acknowledgement by the Commission that this was an extraordinary case,” said Garlick, after the Independent Regulatory Commission in London on Tuesday. “It was a difficult end to the game for everyone and emotions were running high. “I think Chris’s disciplinary record, which has seen him issued with one red card in more than 400 appearances at the highest levels, was also rightly noted.” The 30-year-old had requested a personal hearing after being charged with using abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour towards a match official in or around the tunnel area after the final whistle following Albion’s 2-0 FA Cup defeat to Aston Villa this month. Brunt is banned with immediate effect and will miss Saturday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Manchester City. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Cricket News Rohit Sharma equals Sourav Ganguly’s record in Kotla decider vs Australia

Cricket News Rohit Sharma equals Sourav Ganguly’s record in Kotla decider vs Australia

first_imgAustralia managed to post 272/9 after opting to bat in the decider at the Feroz Shah Kotla. Usman Khawaja notched up his second ton and he fell just three runs short of breaking the world record set by David Warner for most runs in a five-match bilateral ODI series, which is 386 against South Africa in 2016. However, India staged a great comeback and chipped in with regular wickets towards the middle overs. Peter Handscomb hit his fourth fifty but Australia managed just 70 runs in the last 10 overs to finish with a total that should pose some problems for India on a wicket that is becoming slow and low as the game progresses. New Delhi: Rohit Sharma entered an elite list of players as he equaled a record set by Sourav Ganguly in the deciding match between India and Australia at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Wednesday. Chasing 273, India lost Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli but Rohit, along with Rishabh Pant held firm and kept India in the hunt to clinch the series against Australia. On 46, Rohit became the latest entrant into the 8000-run club when he tapped Nathan Lyon to backward point in the 22nd over for a single. The Mumbai right-hander achieved it in his 200th innings, same as Ganguly but the Bengal left-hander played 208 games as compared to Rohit’s 205. Ganguly achieved the landmark in the ODI against West Indies in Nagpur in 2002. Rohit is now the joint third-quickest to the landmark, behind Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers.Rohit also went past his 41st fifty by tapping Glenn Maxwell’s flatter delivery outside off to the point region for a quick single and he is on the cusp of achieving yet another individual record. The right-hander is on the verge of becoming only the fourth player in history to score 2000 ODI runs against Australia. Rohit has hit 69 sixes against them, which is the most any player has ever hit against Australia in ODIs. He also has seven hundreds, which is the third-most by a player in ODIs against the five-time World Champions, behind Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of nine tons and Virat Kohli’s eight centuries. Sachin Tendulkar once again stands on top with 3077 runs in 71 ODIs against Australia at an average of 44.59. Desmond Haynes and Sir Vivian Richards of the West Indies are second and third respectively with 2262 and 2187 runs respectively.  Virat Kohli is the fastest to 8000 runs in ODIs.India has lost only once to Australia at the Feroz Shah Kotla.Rohit Sharma has been dismissed for 0 only once in home ODIs against Australia. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

City of Alpena Fire Department receives updated air packs

City of Alpena Fire Department receives updated air packs

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — pena’s city council approved funding for the fire department to outfit their trucks with air packs in the fall of 2019. The equipment was delivered to the fire station this week, and was installed on the trucks this afternoon.Deputy Chief Training Officer for the City of Alpena Fire Department, says, “This is basically what firefighters wear when we go into hazardous atmospheres, whether it be a fire or an industrial-type setting. It’s what we would wear for respiratory protection.”Each pack, also known as a self–contained breathing apparatus, is strapped to the back of a firefighter before walking into one of these dangerous situations, but they serve a variety of functions beyond supplying firefighters with air.Edmonds says, “It’s got a thermal imaging camera that actually picks up heat sources so we can actually see the shape and heat of a person if they were a victim. Whether it be a person or an animal, the firefighters can see it because a lot of the times in the smoke, we can’t see what we’re doing.”They also use GPS to locate firefighters if they show signs of inactivity or have a hard time navigating smoke and debris. Officer Edmonds says this is something the previous equipment couldn’t do with it’s outdated technology.“We had CBAs before that were about 15 or 18 years, actually, I think 18 years old, so they were kind of obsolete. We were starting to have some failure issues with them. Just some overall general maintenance issues with them, just because they were old.”With the upgrade, officer Edmonds says the department is able to feel more secure while doing their jobs, and they’re thankful the city agreed to invest in the well–being of first responders.“This was a major purchase for the fire department. It costed about $186,000 for all of the packs. We just appreciate the fact that city council was gracious enough to see the need and allow us to purchase these, because it was definitely something that needed to be upgraded for the firefighters’ safety and survival.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: air, air packs, airpacks, Alpena City Council, Alpena City fire, city counil, City of Alpena Fire Department, fire, Fire DepartmentContinue ReadingPrevious Glennie senior charged with embezzlementNext 911 emergency lines working again after statewide outagelast_img read more