Periodically, it’s essential, in the hustle and bustle of life, to stop and say thanks, to those which, all too often, receive no thanks but much is expected. If you haven’t heard, as yet, the city of Schenectady and Schenectady Neighborhood Watch won the National Competition for National Night Out. This was the only such honor given to any municipality in the state of New York, large or small. The event was held on the first Tuesday in August 2017. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion National Night Out is a celebration of the Law Enforcement-Community Partnership. Last year, it was conducted in the beautiful Woodlawn Park, off Kings Road. Special thanks to the Woodlawn Neighborhood Association and the hard-working Woodlawn Park group, for lending their venue for this important event. The Schenectady Police Department had a wide range of demonstrations and the Schenectady County Sheriff was on board, to offer child ID’s and showcase the Explorer Post. The Schenectady Fire Department was a huge hit particularly, for the kids (big red trucks).The Schenectady mayor and city council and numerous neighborhood association leaders were there and gave a hand in the yearly “Neighborhood March.” They were led by U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, who has established an annual tradition of leading the March, around a portion of the neighborhood. State Sen. James Te-disco and Assemblyman Phil Steck brought proclamations and attended.Planning now for Aug. 7, 2018, bigger than ever. Stay tuned.FREDERIC LEESchenectadyThe writer is president of the Schenectady Neighborhood Watch.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Schenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicSchenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%
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Metro Sport ReporterFriday 19 Jul 2019 8:29 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link39Shares Mislintat joined Arsenal during the final stages of Arsene Wenger’s reign (Getty Images)‘Last summer there were leadership changes at Arsenal,’ Mislintat said in an interview with 11Freunde via Arseblog.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It had actually been agreed that I would become technical director, so then I would be around the team on a daily basis.‘But the new leadership had their own agenda and other candidates. On top of that, we had different approaches. Sven Mislintat says he was initially offered Arsenal’s technical director role (Getty Images)Sven Mislintat claims Arsenal reneged on their offer to make him their new technical director and has revealed that the Gunners have now drastically changed their transfer strategy after his exit.The 46-year-old spent just 14 months at Arsenal and oversaw several key transfers during his time with the Gunners including Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Bernd Leno, Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi.But the man who was nicknamed ‘Diamond Eye’ in Germany after his string of shrewd signings for Borussia Dortmund surprisingly left Arsenal in February and has now returned to Germany to become Stuttgart’s sporting director.Mislintat claims that he was offered Arsenal’s technical director role before Edu and believes the Gunners’ hierarchy are no longer working ‘independently’ in the transfer market and are now heavily reliant on clubs and agents offering players.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Comment Sven Mislintat left Arsenal after just 14 months at the club (Getty Images)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Previously we had a strong systematic approach to transfers, a mixture of watching things live as well as quality data and video analysis, Arsenal actually owns their own data company.‘That meant that we acted independently, we knew about all markets and players in all positions that came into question.‘However, the new leadership work more strongly with what they are offered from clubs or agents through their own networks.’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 Arsenal Sven Mislintat claims Arsenal offered him technical director role and reveals their new transfer strategy Advertisement
Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 7 Aug 2020 4:16 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link423Shares Advertisement Torreira has fallen out of favour (Picture: Getty Images)In an interview with Uruguyuan radio station Sport890, Torreira hinted he could be set to depart the Emirates.‘Today I need to think about my future very well,’ he said.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 Arsenal‘I have a contract with the club and I have to respect it, obviously, if I have to leave it will be for the best.‘We have to be calm and wait.’MORE: Barcelona the only threat to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signing new Arsenal dealMORE: Arsenal could risk losing Mikel Arteta if they don’t back him in the transfer market, says David SeamanFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Lucas Torreira drops Arsenal exit hint amid AC Milan interest Torreira could be on his way out of the Emirates (Picture: Getty Images)Lucas Torreira has opened the door to his Arsenal exit by insisting he needs to have a think about his future at the club.The defensive midfielder has struggled for consistent game time this season under both Unai Emery and Mikel Arteta.Torreira was played by Emery in the No.10 role at the dismay of many Gunners supporters.After suffering an ankle injury in March, he now appears to have fallen down the pecking order in Arsenal’s midfield.ADVERTISEMENTGranit Xhaka and Dani Ceballos have been Arteta’s preferred partnership, while Matteo Guendouzi was also ahead of the Uruguyan before he was frozen out of the squad.AdvertisementAdvertisementAccording to The Telegraph, Torreira could be sold to raise funds for the club’s summer transfer targets.AC Milan are believed to be the frontrunners for his signature and are monitoring the 24-year-old’s situation.
THE Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) may incur a colossal loss of more than half-a-billion dollars (US), if the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) doesn’t take place. The tournament was earlier scheduled to start on March 29, but was postponed to April 15. However, after the lockdown in India was announced until May 3, the IPL had to be postponed indefinitely.Chances of the IPL not taking place at all can’t completely be ruled out. The coronavirus pandemic has put most cricket tournaments to a halt and it’s not know when action will resume. Even the T20 World Cup later this year in Australia is under the clouds due to the grave global situation.“The BCCI is looking at a big revenue loss. In case the IPL does not take place, the loss would be close to 40 billion rupees (US$530 million), or even more,” BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal was quoted as saying in NDTV Sports.For the time being, there’s very little one could do. Recently, even Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI president, said that no cricket would be played in the near future as life is more previous than the sport.Previously, India’s ODI series against South Africa was also cancelled. But it’s the IPL that generates bulk of BCCI’s revenue, which is thought to be worth more than US$11 billion a year to the Indian economy.“We are not sure whether we will be able to have it this year. We will only be able to figure out the exact revenue loss once we are sure of how many games we have lost,” Dhumal stated.Dhumal, who joined the BCCI with Ganguly the secretary Jay Shah, said that the board won’t wish to resort to pay cuts for the players.“That would be the last thing that we would want to do at our end. That is why we are working (on) how much is the loss finally we have to pay. So, once we are able to assess that then we might consider it, but it will be the last thing on our agenda,” he added.Dhumal also quipped that India’s tour of Sri Lanka in June would only go ahead if the pandemic eases. For the BCCI, the safety and health of the players are paramount. (CricTracker)
Following the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team’s epic collapse against Notre Dame Friday March 25 in the NCAA Sweet 16, fans were desperate to search for blame.Whose fault was it? Who should be looked at as the reason for this loss?Maybe it was junior forward Nigel Hayes, who, on top of yet another disappointing shooting performance, allowed the Fighting Irish’s full-court pressure to get to him when he turned the ball over and allowed the opposition to take the lead.Or maybe it was junior guard Bronson Koenig, who not only botched the potential go-ahead layup late in the game, but also allowed Notre Dame junior guard Demetrius Jackson to strip the ball away from him in the closing seconds, disallowing the Badgers to even have a shot to tie it up down three points.But pinning the blame on one, or even two people, is lazy and unfair.The fact of the matter is that Wisconsin should have never been in that situation Friday with about 20 seconds remaining. They should not have needed a go-ahead 3-pointer from junior forward Vitto Brown, nor should they been breaking a press following a quick layup from Notre Dame’s Jackson shortly after.The Badgers should have ended the game in the first half.Men’s basketball: Badgers feel the sting of March, fall in Sweet SixteenIn a span of just 19 seconds, a third straight trip to the Elite Eight slipped out of Wisconsin’s grasp Read…While the start of the game was slow offensively for both teams, with just more than five minutes remaining in the first half, Wisconsin found themselves up 22-13, and the Fighting Irish had not scored a single point in almost four minutes. Notre Dame also had four turnovers in that time.The Badgers were in a prime position to pull away, and there was a building sense that this team was about to improbably make a return to the Elite Eight for the third consecutive year.But from that point till the end of the first 20 minutes, Wisconsin managed to score just one point. Notre Dame would pull within four, and despite still holding a lead, no one felt good about where UW stood.After failing to build upon a nine-point lead early on, the Badgers had yet another opportunity to put the game away.Trading baskets with the Fighting Irish for the first five minutes of the second half would open up their lead again. With 13:47 remaining in the game, Wisconsin held a 34-26 lead, and once again, it looked as if the game was firmly in their grasp.But, three minutes, five missed jumpers and two turnovers later, the Badgers lost their lead once again, and Notre Dame was starting to gain rhythm and confidence once again.From there, the teams traded baskets, with four turnovers in the final two minutes and an 8-0 Notre Dame run in the final 26 seconds ultimately dooming the Badgers.It was an outcome that could have been avoided entirely.“You blink your eyes and the next thing you know Jackson’s shooting two free throws, we’re down five and now we’re going home,” Hayes said.In photos: Heartbreak as Badgers fall to Fighting IrishThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team was fired up and confident for their Sweet Sixteen opponent, Notre Dame, after their Read…And while it remains unfair to pin the blame on a single player, pinning the game on one thing is much more reasonable.That one thing, or things, is the 17 turnovers UW committed over 40 minutes Friday, something head coach Greg Gard knows is unacceptable.“I don’t know if there’s a program in the country that prides itself more on taking care of the ball and valuing every possession more than Wisconsin,” Gard said after the game. “I don’t know if there’s anybody that works on it more than we do.”As a team, the Badgers averaged just 11 turnovers per game this season, and while the 17 that occurred against Notre Dame may feel like an abnormality, it was an abnormality that could not have come at a worse time.But that’s how March works. The NCAA tournament requires a team to be at its best for 40 minutes on six consecutive nights, and sometimes, the team that may be better on paper doesn’t always play better.That is a sentiment that Hayes felt following Wisconsin’s crushing defeat. He knew they had this game and knew they let it get away from them.“I really do believe we should have won this game,” Hayes said. “We have the better team. We didn’t play well enough, had too many turnovers, but all in all, I’m proud of the team.”
Syracuse (3-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) knocked out Florida State (1-2, 0-2), 30-7, on Saturday in front of 37,457 people in the Carrier Dome.Though starting quarterback Eric Dungey didn’t complete the first half, Syracuse made off with a statement win early in the season behind an improved pass rush and backup quarterback Tommy DeVito.Here’s whose stock is rising and falling after Saturday’s performance. Published on September 16, 2018 at 9:00 pm Contact Andrew: email@example.com | @A_E_Graham Facebook Twitter Google+ Pass protectionSyracuse’s offensive line has been one of the most improved units for SU this season. With more talent and experience than any offensive line in recent memory and has bulldozed the way for the Orange to average 4.8 yards per carry.But on Saturday, it surrendered three sacks. Keeping Dungey and DeVito upright is critical for this team to be successful, and three sacks for 24 yards won’t be sustainable.The line held up well in the first two games, albeit against inferior pass rushers. As ACC play continues and Syracuse faces better and better pass rushes — see Clemson — the offensive line simply must protect the quarterback at all costs.Carrier Dome temperaturesOn a hot, sunny day like Saturday, the Carrier Dome becomes central New York’s biggest greenhouse.Officially, the ambient air temperature in the Dome on Saturday was reported to be in the low- to mid-80s, but it felt hotter. Florida State players seemed to face frequent cramps. The air in the Dome is completely still, so people marinate in the humidity of the armpit sweat of 37,000 other people.On Saturday, the Carrier Dome was a wholly unpleasant place to watch a football game. Those renovations can’t come soon enough. Comments The secondaryThrough three games in 2018, Syracuse has two more interceptions than it did a year ago, including one against the Seminoles.Chris Fredrick ran hip-to-hip with his man down the FSU sideline when Francois let the ball fly. Fredrick broke to the middle and a step later plucked the ball away before it could reach the FSU receiver.After getting victimized by D’Wayne Eskridge and Western Michigan in Week 1, SU’s secondary has stymied its two opponents since, allowing 425 total passing yards and a single passing touchdown.Stock downEric Dungey’s healthA common sight of Syracuse football the past three seasons is No. 2 standing on the sideline, helmet in hand. That familiar image returned to the Carrier Dome on Saturday.Dungey exited the game after taking a late hit on a scramble up the middle. After the game, head coach Dino Babers said Dungey’s early exit stemmed from “blurred vision” in Dungey’s right eye.The quarterback has been slightly banged up, notably wearing tape on his right shoulder since Week 1 for a cut, Dungey said.And while DeVito proved himself more than capable, leading SU’s offense for a majority of the game, there is no doubt this is Dungey’s team. Syracuse needs its starting quarterback to be healthy. Stock upTommy DeVitoAdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith Eric Dungey looking on from the bench, Tommy DeVito took control of Syracuse’s offense late in the second quarter. He led the Orange to 27 of its 30 points, including three touchdown drives.The redshirt freshman signal caller entered the game after Dungey took a late hit scrambling up the middle. Initially, the offense sputtered as SU stuck to inside handoffs, but eventually the Orange broke through.DeVito’s best completion may have been his first, a 16-yard sideline completion to Jamal Custis setting up first and goal at the one yard line. DeVito made a couple more top-notch throws and looked comfortable conducting the offense throughout the second half.DeVito’s final stat line: 11-for-16 passing for 144 yards and a touchdown and seven carries for nine yards and a touchdown.Pass rushAgainst Western Michigan and Wagner, Syracuse produced three sacks for 21 yards. On Saturday, SU lived in Florida State’s backfield and Stephen A. Smith took notice.https://twitter.com/stephenasmith/status/1041035586922995712By game’s end, Syracuse had tallied four sacks for 32 lost yards, along with five other hits and hurries on FSU quarterback Deondre Francois. Florida State’s offensive line struggled to protect Francois their first two weeks and didn’t show much improvement Saturday.Kendall Coleman led the way for the defensive line with two sacks, while Alton Robinson and Kingsley Jonathan put Francois on the turf once each.On top of sacks, SU tallied three more tackles for loss.
Submit Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 Related Articles Share Spanish-based sports betting and gaming provider OPTIMA will introduce its MGS multi-channel gaming platform at EXPOJOC 2017 in Valencia (13-14 June).OPTIMA said that visitors to its EXPOJOC booth (B-7) will be able to see a complete range of products, designed for operators who want to contract an independent platform which they can develop in a personalised way without sharing resources with other gaming operators, while “leaving the management of the technology in the hands of the experts”.An evolving multi-channel software platform, OPTIMA MGS covers web, mobile, retail, call center, Smart TV and game consoles, allowing operators to offer its players a faster, safer and more personalised way to enjoy their products, all based on their business and product philosophy.Delegates at the June event will also be treated to an exhibition of WORLD TILL, OPTIMA’s face-to face betting system, ORACLE BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, part of the company’s backend platform, and iSHOP, the product launched in 2016 which enables users to place bets at retail locations such as casinos and betting shops, via their iPads, laptops and smartphones.Last month, OPTIMA CEO Jacob Lopez Curciel starred in the Supplier panel at Betting on Football, where he described the OPTIMA approach as “providing building blocks for operators to differentiate themselves”, who can then define roadmap and differentiate on the frontend, while taking control of new promotions and content integration. StumbleUpon Share
Submit IBIA: Australia has made no progress on safeguarding sports integrity July 28, 2020 Share Share Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 StumbleUpon Tabcorp double burdened by covid and group impairment charges August 19, 2020 In this week’s edition of 6 of the Best, we hear from mkodo‘s Executive Director Sue Yoxall. She tells us all about an unforgettable day at the races, a sporting experience which literally caused her to faint, and which records still take her fancy.Best HolidayThis is too tricky! I love to travel so have had many an adventure across the globe. The best holidays for me combine the sense of freedom you get from travelling into the unknown, with the joy of experiencing new things ( whether that’s through people, culture, activities, landscape or cuisine). From my childhood family camping trips to Brittany, to the first time I got on a plane (to go to Australia) at 18, to inter-railing through Europe as a student, to staying with the hill tribes in Thailand and the sloths in Costa Rica as a young adult, to introducing my own young children to adventures such as swimming with turtles in Barbados – all contribute to one long ‘best’.Best FilmIf I have to pick one it is usually Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Humour, engaging characters and a well-crafted story that unfolds at a good pace. I’m a fan of a dark comedy, a grand drama and a pithy or quirky depiction of a human story.Best Album I associate albums with the vinyl LPs I bought as a teenager. Human League’s Dare was the first but David Bowie’s Changes was/ is a firm favourite. I have to admit that Meatloaf’s Bat out of Hell got a lot of play too!Best Book As an English Literature student it’s hard to see past The Complete Works of Shakespeare as the only plausible answer to this. I love the creativity behind his adaptation and embellishment of stories, his invention of perfect phrases and words, the production of a body of work that can be dramatized over and over ago in completely different ways – something which, as a pragmatic showman himself, he would have surely applauded.Best Sporting ExperiencePlaying-wise would have been making the quarters of the tennis nationals U16 at Eastbourne with my junior doubles partner Veronica. We won many tournaments on the circuit together over the junior years but I can still remember the final point that took us there. Other than that it would be the first time I learnt to jump the wake behind a boat on a wakeboard, in the dubious waters of London City Airport docks!Spectator-wise, as a Hull City fan, nothing is ever likely to beat the Dean Windass 38th minute volley in the 2008 playoff finals. I was at Wembley with my sister and family. I literally held my breath for the last minutes of the game (and fainted when the full time whistle went). What a day! The celebrations were none too shabby too!Best BetI can be much more precise about this one! Many a year ago now, I used to part-own a race horse with two friends that know the racing market very well indeed. We would often travel together on the train to race meetings (flats) in the UK. One day we had some small change left over from lunch which we decided I would take and put on a ‘good bet’ in the first race. All the money had to go on one horse to win. I did – it won. I decided to put those winnings on a ‘good bet’ in the 2nd race – it won. Unbeknown to my friends I kept putting the winnings on the next and next race until we were at the final race on the card. I had, by this time, a reasonable amount built up as every pick had won. At this point I let my friends know that we had this pot built up – we decided to continue and put all the money on a horse in the final race (not the favourite) that we all choose. It came home – a super fun day and £500 from the on-course bookie – not a bad result. Related Articles
Share ‘Pent-up demand’ for live sports drives gambling pick-up in June August 17, 2020 UKGC lifts Matchbook suspension August 12, 2020 Submit Related Articles EPIC and Whysup ‘continue to make real change’ with partnership renewal August 19, 2020 Share StumbleUpon The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed that changes relating to licence conditions and codes of practice (LCCP) will come into force from October 31.Following a 12-week consultation, in which the UKGC received 70 responses, the regulator has outlined 22 changes to LCCP conditions, regulatory returns and official statistics.According to the UKGC, the proposed changes will ‘make data requirements more efficient for licensees, and for us’. Specifically, the proposals discussed in the consultation aimed to:improve data quality and the efficiency of regulationreflect our continued focus on customers and social responsibilityensure requirements are reconciled against our current and future data needsstreamline our existing requirementsreduce regulatory burden.Changes to LCCP conditions include the introduction of a new licence condition (licence condition 15.1.3) which relates to the reporting of systematic or organised money lending.In addition, the UKGC has also introduced a new licence condition (Licence condition 15.2.3) which will require licensees to report ‘any actual or potential breaches by the licensee of provisions of the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on Player) Regulations 2017’.The UKGC also confirmed a series of changes to the rules and regulations regarding society and local lotteries, which came into effect on 29 July.The changes include greater transparency on lottery spending as well as an increase in size for society lotteries. Limits on the size of society lotteries will be raised in line with recent Government legislation. This will mean:The limit on individual draw proceeds will rise to £5million from £4millionThe annual aggregate proceeds limit will increase to £50million (pro-rata limit of £31,311,475 in 2020), up from £10million, and;The maximum individual prize will rise to £500,000 from £400,000, provided that the lottery proceeds reach the new maximum individual draw level.Sarah Gardner, executive director at the Gambling Commission said: “This consultation has strengthened several important aspects of our licence conditions and codes of practice which apply to society lotteries.“It is critical that consumers have information available to them to help make fully informed decisions about whether to participate in lotteries. These changes will make sure that consumers have access to that information, and the key areas which they and wider stakeholders told us were important to them.”