first_imgSheldon Harnick(Photo: Bruce Glikas) View Comments Tony Award-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick and multiple Tony-nominated director Marshall W. Mason will be this year’s recipients of the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. The honor will be presented at the 70th Annual Tony Awards on June 12 at the Beacon Theatre.Harnick has won a Pulitzer Prize, two Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, two New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, three gold records and a platinum record. His collaboration with composer Jerry Bock produced such classics as She Loves Me and Fiddler on the Roof, revivals of which are currently running on Broadway. Other credits include Fiorello!, Tenderloin, The Apple Tree, The Rothschilds, A Christmas Carol, Rex, A Wonderful Life and The Phantom Tollbooth.Mason was the Founding Artistic Director of the Circle Repertory Company. On Broadway, Mason directed 12 plays that earned him five Tony nominations for Best Director: Knock Knock, Talley’s Folly, Fifth of July, Angels Fall and As Is.last_img read more

first_imgThe Vermont Senate today passed the FY09 Budget Adjustment bill with a 26-1 vote.  The passage of this bill will ensure that Vermont continues to maintain vital state services.  The bill also allows the state to draw down millions of dollars made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. In addition to balancing the state budget, these dollars will put Vermonters to work and repair our crumbling roads and bridges. The Budget Adjustment bill cuts general fund spending by $42 million and uses the American Recovery and Reinvestment funds to balance the state budget.  The federal economic stimulus package was intended to stabilize state budgets as states across the nation, including Vermont, face staggering deficits and allow states to avoid reductions in essential services, said President Pro Tem Peter Shumlin. This Budget Adjustment bill uses the federal funds to ensure that Vermont maintains critical state services at a time when Vermonters are relying on them more than ever before.Several highway projects around the state will be funded with the first half of the federal stimulus money.  These projects will put Vermonters to work this spring, fixing our crumbling roads and bridges.  In order to receive these federal funds, the money needs to be obligated in 120 days.  This bill grants the authority to obligate that money and identifies a list of potential projects that can be funded with this first portion of federal highway stimulus dollars.In the Administration s initial budget adjustment proposal, it was proposed that the April town highway payments be reduced by 15 percent. With overwhelming support from the Senate Transportation Committee, a provision was included in the Budget Adjustment bill to ensure that town highway payments in April are the full quarterly payments. Like the state, towns across the state are struggling to balance their budgets and fund projects, said Senator Susan Bartlett, Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee.  It is imperative that during these troubling times we keep our commitment to the towns of Vermont.In addition, stipulations of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act required Vermont to suspend increases in Medicaid premiums in order to draw down potentially $260 million in federal funds.  With the enactment of this bill, Vermont will be able to draw down the first installment of these funds and is expected to receive roughly $36 million by early May.last_img read more

first_imgBy Dialogo June 11, 2009 6/8/2009 – KINGSTON, Jamaica — A specialized military medical team has formed an integral part of Operation Southern Partner by increasing the training and proficiency of partner nations in the U.S. Southern Command area of focus. Operation Southern Partner is a two-week 12th Air Force-led event providing intensive, subject matter exchanges with partner nation Air Forces in career fields identified by participants. The exchanges cover dozens of specialties interfacing with not only host-nation experts in Jamaica, but also Barbados, Guyana, St. Lucia, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago and Belize. The medical team is part of the Defense Institute for Medical Operations at Brooks City Base, Texas. Their mission – provide the highest quality of international medical education and training. Maj. Kimberly Reed, chief of DIMO’s clinical operations division, said the unit, comprised of about 20 people and established in 2002, is focused solely on assisting other countries in improving their level of medical care. Missions are closely choreographed, with specific specialties forming each team to ensure the right mix of subject matter experts is present for each mission. DIMO doesn’t have the personnel infrastructure in place to support the variety of missions it teaches, and must task other organizations to assist in accomplishing its mission, Reed said. “(We) task doctors, nurses and medical technicians from Wilford Hall Medical Center and other facilities to form the core of each team,” she said. “We provide whatever type of training a nation requests – from first responder to aeromedical evacuation.” The team, which arrived here Sunday following a five-day stay in Guyana, South America, will provide a contingent of Jamaican military doctors, nurses and medical technicians with first responder training. The training will focus not only on initial injury assessment, but also on what actions to take during a crisis, Reed said. “First responders are the initial people to see and evaluate a person after an injury,” Reed, who’s been a nurse for 13 years, said. “Whether it’s a person on the street, a paramedic, or a nurse at the door of the hospital, time is of the essence and could be a key factor regarding how successful follow-on treatment will be.” The specialized unit travels abroad to teach 19 medical courses and has two in-residence courses taught at its Brooks City Base location. Since its inception in 2002, DIMO has provided medical education and training to more than 4,500 students in 100 different countries.last_img read more

first_img“During their coursework, the knowledge they obtain gives them intensive training in Naval Sciences, complemented by their knowledge of engineering and the humanities.” Activities planned at each host country Carrying 67 Peruvian Navy Cadets and 231 crew members on board, the Lupo Class, FM-52 frigate has already visited Colombia (Bahía Málaga) and Mexico (Acapulco), and will continue on to the United States (San Francisco, San Diego, and Seattle), Canada (Vancouver), Panama (Balboa), and Ecuador (Guayaquil) with the goal of providing practical experience for the fourth-year Cadets, said Captain Carlos Saz García, chief of the Academic Instruction department of the Peruvian Naval School. Carrying 67 Peruvian Navy Cadets and 231 crew members on board, the Lupo Class, FM-52 frigate has already visited Colombia (Bahía Málaga) and Mexico (Acapulco), and will continue on to the United States (San Francisco, San Diego, and Seattle), Canada (Vancouver), Panama (Balboa), and Ecuador (Guayaquil) with the goal of providing practical experience for the fourth-year Cadets, said Captain Carlos Saz García, chief of the Academic Instruction department of the Peruvian Naval School. The Cadet Ensign acknowledged he misses his home and family while participating in the tour, but also that every seaman needs to learn to be away from their loved ones while on Naval duty. They’ll have plenty to keep them busy in the meantime: when they arrive at each port, the Peruvian Cadets and host countries will participate in ceremonies, greetings, sports and other social activities, with receptions provided by host nation authorities. “They will also perform operational functions such as rotating coverage of guard posts at sea and in port, and emergency and operational battle stations,” said Capt. Saz García. That rotation will move through one post under each of the Naval Unit’s departments. The Peruvian Navy’s guided-missile frigate BAP Villavicencio (FM-52) departed on May 2 for VIEX-2015, a foreign instructional tour through the Americas that will extend until July 14. The Cadets will practice a wide array of skills during VIEX-2015, including administrative tasks. The Cadets will practice a wide array of skills during VIEX-2015, including administrative tasks. “This training will complement the theoretical knowledge the Cadets gained during their academic coursework, and will allow them to obtain the skills necessary to perform their duties after their graduation, in operational and administrative roles, as officers assigned to a Naval unit.” “Naval Officers must also acquire knowledge about the shipboard routine of a combat unit at port and at sea, techniques and procedures for navigation, naval kinematics, and ship maneuverability to navigate safely with the support of electronic equipment, instruments, publications and nautical maps, as well as knowledge about the functional organization of a combat unit and guard duties at sea and in port.” Cadet Ensign Diego Bartra Cerna, commander of the Angamos Battalion, said the instructional tour offered a chance to put what he had learned into practice. “We are a combat unit, so these trainings are routine, and the tour shows us the day-to-day demands of life at sea.” “Here we are learning to apply everything we learned in the classroom; we are shown what real life is like during maneuvers, how demanding they are, what relationships with the crew are like, and it gives us a broad overview of the place where we will soon be working,” Cadet Ensign Bartra said. Cadet Ensign Diego Bartra Cerna, commander of the Angamos Battalion, said the instructional tour offered a chance to put what he had learned into practice. “We are a combat unit, so these trainings are routine, and the tour shows us the day-to-day demands of life at sea.” The Peruvian Navy’s guided-missile frigate BAP Villavicencio (FM-52) departed on May 2 for VIEX-2015, a foreign instructional tour through the Americas that will extend until July 14. The Cadet Ensign acknowledged he misses his home and family while participating in the tour, but also that every seaman needs to learn to be away from their loved ones while on Naval duty. They’ll have plenty to keep them busy in the meantime: when they arrive at each port, the Peruvian Cadets and host countries will participate in ceremonies, greetings, sports and other social activities, with receptions provided by host nation authorities. “This training will complement the theoretical knowledge the Cadets gained during their academic coursework, and will allow them to obtain the skills necessary to perform their duties after their graduation, in operational and administrative roles, as officers assigned to a Naval unit.” Activities planned at each host country That knowledge includes information about operating principles; the characteristics and criteria for maintenance, systems and equipment; the language the Navy uses on board a vessel; and training in leadership skills. “They will also perform operational functions such as rotating coverage of guard posts at sea and in port, and emergency and operational battle stations,” said Capt. Saz García. That rotation will move through one post under each of the Naval Unit’s departments. By Dialogo June 09, 2015 That knowledge includes information about operating principles; the characteristics and criteria for maintenance, systems and equipment; the language the Navy uses on board a vessel; and training in leadership skills. “Naval Officers must also acquire knowledge about the shipboard routine of a combat unit at port and at sea, techniques and procedures for navigation, naval kinematics, and ship maneuverability to navigate safely with the support of electronic equipment, instruments, publications and nautical maps, as well as knowledge about the functional organization of a combat unit and guard duties at sea and in port.” The comprehensive training provided by the Peruvian Naval School places its Naval Cadets on par with their counterparts in the most important navies in the region, Capt. Saz García said. A learning experience A learning experience “Here we are learning to apply everything we learned in the classroom; we are shown what real life is like during maneuvers, how demanding they are, what relationships with the crew are like, and it gives us a broad overview of the place where we will soon be working,” Cadet Ensign Bartra said. The comprehensive training provided by the Peruvian Naval School places its Naval Cadets on par with their counterparts in the most important navies in the region, Capt. Saz García said. “During their coursework, the knowledge they obtain gives them intensive training in Naval Sciences, complemented by their knowledge of engineering and the humanities.” It’s good to read the latest news The training of our future naval officers in Peru is good. My congratulations and for the opportunities of their lives these youths of the future have in our excellent Navy. Constant training of our military personnel is the best national security policy.last_img read more

first_img continue reading » Online banking is a wonderful time-saver, but even logging into your banking app on your phone over and over again can feel like a hassle. For the real hands-free banking experience, use your Amazon Echo ($100 at Crutchfield) to check your bank account balance, transfer money and get a handle on your recent transactions.Linking your Echo to your account is quick and private. Don’t worry, you’re not sharing your personal banking info with Amazon when you connect it to the Alexaapp. Just make sure you feel comfortable with the people who might be within earshot when Alexa responds.Unfortunately, the list of banks that are compatible with Alexa right now is pretty slim, but you can connect your bank account to PayPal and use it to make payments.Here’s how to get started. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgI read Brian Kriese’s Dec. 2 letter about “entitled teachers” with interest. I agree that Niskayuna has a strong faculty and staff. I consider myself fortunate to know many educators, in our district and others, and to learn about what they do.Their job is a tough one, requiring intellect, dedication, compassion, and the desire to make a difference. They work with our children every day and spend more time with them than most of us see them ourselves. They teach, they counsel, they inspire. I have complete faith in the people that I trust with my kids. They probably don’t like me very much, and yet they are still always professional and treat my children with respect and caring.I try to get the best deal I can at work, so I understand other people doing the same. Whatever happens around the negotiating table, we should always support our teachers in the classrooms.Howard R. SchlossbergNiskayunaWarn your kids early about gamblingThe explosion of internet gambling and gaming opportunities — combined with the inescapable advertising and marketing of gaming and gambling everywhere from television to the corner store — relentlessly exposes our children to enticing messages of winning, risk-taking and excitement from a very early age.Alarming statistics reveal that almost 40% of youth ages 12-17 have gambled this past year with in-game items or real money, and 30% of these youth state that they began gambling at age 10 or younger.Youth who gamble are more likely to get lower grades, use tobacco and illegal drugs, get into fights, have mental health issues and become involved in crime. And studies show the earlier a child starts gambling, the more likely they are to have problems due to gambling later in life.Parents of children as young as 6 years old can reduce the risk of their kids ending up with a gambling problem by talking with them about gambling. Start by asking questions and listening. And, help them figure out sensible alternatives to gambling.To learn helpful tips and view brief educational videos showing real-life scenarios of parents speaking with their children about the possible serious consequences of their gaming and gambling activities, please visit Talk2Kids.org.Brandy RichardsAlbanyThe writer is a team leader at the Northeast Problem Gambling Resource Center.Trump’s flushing habits provide insightAn article in the Dec. 7 Daily Gazette quotes President Trump as saying, “people are flushing toilets 10 times, 15 times as opposed to once.”In clinical psychology, there is a phenomenon called “projection” in which an individual projects his own beliefs on others around him.Could his declaration be a reflection of how many times he has to flush to clear his own bowl? As a native New Yorker, for decades I’ve suspected that Trump was full of . Is this the “smoking toilet” that proves it?Pursuant to this hypothesis, I’ve filed a Freedom of Information request with the White House to find out how many times Roto-Rooter has been called to clear out the plumbing, but have yet to receive a response.Joseph LevySaratoga SpringsWhere was coverage of Pearl Harbor Day?Shame on you, Gazette. Does the date Dec.  7, 1941, mean nothing to you? The date that lives in infamy. Due to the importance of that date and the number of American lives that were lost that day alone, I would expect full front page articles.Pam NicholSaratoga Springs Barbara J. Stowell’s Dec. 9 letter (“Americans must stand up to bullies“) stated that there is overwhelming evidence that President Trump committed a crime, yet she neglects to specify the fact that leads her to that conclusion.For liberals, it’s a feeling, an opinion, DNC/MSM talking points or just plain hate that becomes fact. There was not one witness that had direct knowledge of a crime. And their law professors, with the exception of Turley, were all rabid Trump haters. Even if Trump “required” Biden be investigated, it wasn’t a crime. Why are Democrats always immune from criminal investigation? Biden’s admitted quid pro quo is fine, while Trump’s make-believe one is criminally impeachable. President Trump has been under attack from day one and accomplished more in less than one term than the media darling Obama did in eight years.Should Trump win a second term and the House, I for one will enjoy watching the liberals and all their media allies have a nervous breakdown.Dave DankanichGalwayClifton Park’s park needs friendly nameRegarding Clifton Park’s new 37-acre park: The acquisition of the land was a great community effort. To recognize this effort, we would like to propose the name for the park: “Friendship Park.”Bob RiceFrank BerlinClifton ParkSt. Clare’s retirees deserving of justiceChristmas is a time for families to reflect on what is really important in life. It is also about showing gratitude and compassion. This is a time for all of us to think about the very special St. Clare’s Hospital retirees who have won the hearts of so many people.Due to the actions of the St. Clare’s Hospital, these 1,129 caregivers were left to care for themselves, over 400 to live the rest of their lives with a 25 percent slash in their retirements, while 600-plus former employees will get nothing at all. This is no way to treat loyal employees.The retirees are trying to find a way to eliminate worry, stress, overcome fear, and live anxiety free, which is not easy for them. They are still going through hell; no one should have to suffer like this. Everyone knows they are deserving of their retirements, but the hospital left them no way to receive them.The Capital Region has been wonderful with support from political leaders, TV stations, radio stations, newspapers, editorial staff, journalists and letters to the editor. We should always stand with the caregivers through this horrible journey. Their lives have been ruined due to selfishness. That is a fine way to repay the act of kindness the retirees gave. They are hurting and afraid at what might happen to them. How can they sleep living a nightmare? May God watch over them and may justice prevail.Walter “Neal” BrazellRotterdamUrge Stefanik to back carbon pollution billKudos must be extended to the Plattsburgh Common Council, as it recently endorsed the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, a congressional bill that would apply a fee to carbon pollution. Coming from a climate smart community this message is powerful, as this municipality practices climate mitigation.John Kerry, founder of the new bipartisan climate coalition, World War Zero, has stated that our climate situation is in a crisis. We have so much to do, and penalizing the production of carbon pollution is an excellent option.Plattsburgh’s Common Council, along with the town of Plattsburgh, has opened a door for other communities to wisely embrace this fee on damaging pollution. Finally, many of us should call on Rep. Elise Stefanik to cosponsor this timely and important bill. She would join over 70 other members of Congress who have signed on.Sally CourtrightAlbany Homelessness sign of a poor economyThis is the true reality about the economy. When you have 500,000 homeless people in the United States, this is proof the economy is getting worse. The average rent and mortgage are over $1,000 a month, jobs cut hours, you cannot get a second job, and you have to work their schedule or your hours will be cut even more. You end up on food stamps. Stores are closing; everyone is buying everything online. You cannot pay your rent. You end up getting evicted and become homeless.Concetta CannizzaroNiskayunaU.S. and the world need more of TrumpI’m not sure what channel Ms. Fialkowski is watching. Maybe the Cartoon Network? Her comment in her Dec. 3 letter (“America needs an FDR, not a Trump“) that the Republicans need to let go of the 2016 election is so ignorant I couldn’t help but comment.Since the night of the 2016 election, Mrs. Clinton and the Democrats haven’t admitted defeat. They’ve claimed President Trump colluded with the Russians. Then they claimed he obstructed the investigation. They spent $30 million on the Mueller Report. He said there was no collusion or obstruction. Now they’re claiming he tried to bribe Ukraine. It’s the Democrats that cannot let go of the 2016 election.Donald Trump has done more for this country in three years than Obama did in eight. The black community and the Hispanic community are enjoying unprecedented employment. Jobs are coming back. He’s fighting for all of us, not just unions, undocumented immigrants, homosexuals, Muslims and any other voting bloc. That was Obama.When you pay more in taxes and you get the same percentage cut, you’re going to get a larger reduction. It’s not President Trump’s fault; it’s math. Donald Trump is holding the members of NATO accountable. Each member nation is to pay 2% of their nation’s GDP.He’s calling out those that don’t. The United States is one of about 20 nations in NATO and we pay 2% of the budget. He’s thinking of the taxpayer. The Democrats are assuring the reelection of Donald Trump. Keep it up Democrats.Dave EdwardsHalfmoonCommit to support of local businessesI was thrilled to see so many people out and about in downtown Schenectady during Small Business Saturday. Seeing Congressman Paul Tonko supporting our local businesses, both new and established,  is a great way to spotlight and support these local businesses.I don’t think people really understand how important shopping local really is — three times the economic impact. That’s money spent and redirected back into the local economy. Nearly half of the private sector workforce is comprised of small businesses employees.I am making a commitment and am challenging other local business owners; from this Small Business Saturday until next, if I can get it locally, from a brick and mortar, I will not order it online.This means no books from Amazon. Instead, I will only buy my books from a local independent.Step away from the screens and pop into the open door. Have a real live conversation with other people who also like to read. Get a staff suggestion from another person, not an algorithm. Consumer-driven change means every purchase you make is a vote for the way something is made, the company that makes it or the store that sells it.Local supports local. It is one of my passions. Better together, supporting Schenectady business.Adine ViscusiSchenectady McCarthy can’t hide from cleanup failureThe Gary McCarthy administration has been rightfully and roundly criticized on these pages for its bungling of snow removal after our recent snowstorm.Thank goodness the weather warmed up and much of the snow (if not the ice) melted to finally make the streets passable. Schenectady was the only area city that had to suspend school for two days because of the snowstorm and unbelievably had to call in the National Guard to help with snow removal.On this most basic of governmental tasks for municipalities in the Northeast – snow removal – the city failed miserably.The city clearly has an issue with its workforce, likely stemming from contentious contract negotiations. I do not lay the blame on city workers for the failings of management. The mayor can make all the excuses he wants, but he needs to take control of his labor issues and any issues with independent snowplow contractors and just fix them.McCarthy may stonewall records requests, bury his head in the sand over the city’s plentiful code enforcement problems and hide the details of his vaunted “Smart Cities” plans, but he should not and cannot hide from responsibility over failing city residents in this most basic of tasks — unless he just doesn’t care about city residents.Dennis QuinnSchenectadyOnly evidence is of Trump’s successes More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Robocall bill won’t solve the problemI read The Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act (TRACED Act) and the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act. In my opinion, they’re both nothing more than political gobbledygook and nonsense made to make it seem that the morons in Washington are actually working for the people.I’ve been submitting robocalls calls to the FCC for over a decade and it does no good at all. Congressman Paul Tonko seems proud of this, and even sent an email praising this “milestone legislation.” Just how, congressman, will this do any good? I’m still getting calls from robocallers that show up as you in my caller ID. How about permanently ending robocalls, and stop being led by the hatred of Speaker Nancy Pelosi and wasting your time trying to bring this country down.Mary Jo VendittiGlenvillePEF members do a lot for New YorkersAll across New York state, Public Employees Federation (PEF) members like myself work hard every day providing vital services to New Yorkers. We’re the nurses, parole officers, engineers, scientists, IT professionals, environmentalists, bridge inspectors and so many more of New York’s public employee workforce who keep our communities safe and our state running smoothly.I’m part of an IT communications team for a state agency, largely made up of highly skilled professional PEF union members. We’re at the forefront of promoting and supporting important IT projects that enhance and improve the lives of New Yorkers statewide through technological innovation. Across our great state, the important progress we’ve made in technology that benefits our communities can be seen in healthcare, transportation, government, business and the environment, just to name a few. The impact PEF union members have had working in state government has been invaluable.PEF is currently in contract negotiations with the state. We’re looking for a contract that provides affordable healthcare, fair wages, safe staffing requirements, and that will enable us to continue providing New Yorkers with the best possible services.We love what we do, and we want to continue doing it. From the land you farm, to the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the streets you walk, to the forests you camp in, to the beaches you tan at, to the highways you drive, PEF members are there protecting, safekeeping and improving your state, each and every day.Philip RogersLathamConstitution gets no respect from TrumpDuring the course of a Fox News interview in April 2017, Donnie Trump blamed the U.S. Constitution for the problems he encountered during his first 100 days in office. Apparently, the pesky checks and balances built into our system got in the way of his wanna-be dictator tendencies.Nothing Trump has said or done since that time has altered the fact that he has no regard or respect for our Constitution, and the same can be said for the Party of Trump.Conservative author and commentator Laurence Vance succinctly summed it up, stating that, “The only limited government that Republicans seek is a government limited to control by Republicans.”Walter WoukSummitWe should all support our kids’ teachers Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionStop denying how harmful Trump isIt is a shame that there are so many people in denial over, not just the phone call to the Ukraine, but all the other insane happenings surrounding this character in the White House who wants to be king.He has surrounded himself with inept opportunists who have hurt every one of us who consider ourselves patriots and believers in our Constitution. It’s not a Dem thing; it is a protection of our rights that we all must be aware of. We have those who are still using Hillary Clinton as a comparison for a defense for the character in our White House. She’s gone. Look at what is happening to our democracy right now. The man has to go from our lives. T-Tyrant, R-Racist, U-Uncouth, M-Malicious, P-Perfidious. This is not a reality TV show.Richard Moran Sr.Scotialast_img read more

first_imgPep Guardiola has often suggested Arteta could succeed him at City (Picture: Reuters)Arsenal want to be absolutely certain they are getting the right man this time, and Arteta will need to convince Sanllehi, Edu and other key figures, such as managing director Vinai Venkatesham, in person.While Arteta would be keen on taking over at Arsenal, Manchester City could tempt him to commit to the Premier League champions by promising him the City job when Pep Guardiola eventually leaves.MORE: Arsenal board and players already have concerns over Freddie Ljungberg after just one weekMORE: Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino responds directly to Arsenal rumoursMore: 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 Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 8 Dec 2019 12:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3kShares If Arsenal decide to appoint someone mid-season, then Arteta is the top pick (Picture: Getty)Despite their woes, Arsenal’s decision makers have insisted that they will remain calm and patient as they search for a permanent successor to Emery – though they may have to speed up if the club’s struggles under Ljungberg continue.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAccording to The Telegraph, Arsenal chiefs favour a move for Arteta if they are rushed into making an appointment before the summer.There is a belief that there will be more managers available come the end of the season – with the likes of Thomas Tuchel linked with a departure from PSG – with Arteta the best available choice right now.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 ArsenalArsenal’s hierarchy – which is led by head of football Raul Sanllehi and technical director Edu – do not want to be rushed into a decision, but feel Arteta is the stand-out pick if Ljungberg’s spell in charge unravels further.However, as was the case when he was in the frame to replace Arsene Wenger, the Spanish coach will be subjected to an ‘Apprentice-style’ interview grilling in order to land the job. Advertisement The Gunners’ decision makers feel Arteta is the stand-out candidate so far (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s hierarchy have made Mikel Arteta the leading candidate to take over as their new manager but will reportedly demand an exhaustive interview with the Manchester City coach.The Gunners parted company with Unai Emery at the end of November and put Freddie Ljungberg in charge on an interim basis, though the Swede has been unable to halt the team’s current malaise.Arsenal drew in Ljungberg’s first game in charge away at Norwich and lost at home to Brighton in midweek and they are now on their longest run without a league win since 1977. Arsenal hierarchy favour Mikel Arteta as next manager but will demand gruelling interviewlast_img read more

first_imgThe Globe and Mail 1 April 2018Family First Comment: Canada is the Niagara Falls of euthanasia! Very disturbing.www.protect.org.nzThe Brickendens are one of the few couples in Canada to receive a doctor-assisted death together, and the first to speak about it publicly.On March 27, George and Shirley died holding hands in their own bed in a Toronto retirement home.Their children, who watched from the foot of the bed, say the couple drew their last breaths at almost the same moment.Mrs. Brickenden’s body was wracked by rheumatoid arthritis, an inflammatory condition that turned her hands into swollen purple claws.Her heart was failing. She nearly died during an operation after she suffered a heart attack in 2016.That was enough for two doctors – as required by the law – to conclude in early 2017 that Mrs. Brickenden was eligible for an assisted death.Around the same time, two different physicians assessed Mr. Brickenden. The first felt that Mr. Brickenden’s advanced age and frailty made him a candidate for an assisted death, but the second disagreed because Mr. Brickenden did not have a specific underlying illness that made his death reasonably foreseeable, the standard set out in the legislation.READ MORE: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-medically-assisted-death-allows-couple-married-almost-73-years-to-die/   Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

first_img Cristiano Ronaldo first moved into his Turin retreat two years ago Behind the happy scene, though, is a portrait of Ronaldo’s father Jose, who died 15 years ago with an alcoholism-related liver condition, aged just 52. Ex-Real Madrid attacker Ron courted controversy in Portugal when he moved into a plush rented home in a fishing village after reportedly growing frustrated of life in a townhouse. But now the 35-year-old is back at his Turin mansion – two villas tucked away together on a hill in a private road guarded by security. Ronaldo, pictured training back in February, is spending 14 days in quarantine after flight back Read Also: Inter Milan plot Icardi swap deal for Arsenal forward Of course, there’s a swimming pool and every possible aid to fitness that Ronaldo could want… everything, that is, apart from the real thing. And he craves that return to the pitch even more than he wanted his home comforts. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneTop 10 Most Populated Cities In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?World’s Most Delicious Foods5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee12 Stars You Would Never Recognize Without Their Signature Look7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art Cristiano Ronaldo has posted a loving first picture of his family back inside their Turin home as he quarantines before Juventus resume training. Captioning his snap “The Greatest Love,” he grinned as he played with his four children on a sprawling sofa – in the week partner Georgina Rodriguez hinted another baby could be on the way. Cristiano Ronaldo has posted a loving first picture of his family back inside their Turin home as he quarantines before Juventus resume training. Having returned from two months locked down in Madeira, the Portugal superstar is itching for a return to full practice outside as Serie A edges just weeks away from a probable restart And although he looks laid back in his latest picture, the ever-focused former Manchester United hero has stayed in awesome physical condition during the coronavirus pandemic via regular gym-work, plus sprinting sessions with Georgina. Portugal hero Cristiano Ronaldo and family are back at their hillside mansion in Turin Ronaldo’s oldest child, nine-year-old Cristiano Jr, was draped across him in the living room like a diving footballer. And his three other kids messed about beside them – twins Eva and Mateo, who will be three next month, plus his daughter with Georgina, Alana Martina, also aged two.center_img Loading… last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Crawford University appoints new V-C, other principal officers Ogun workers call off warning strike The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on Sunday felicitated with world boxing champion, Anthony Joshua, for displaying “Ogun standard of excellence by reclaiming all the titles in the re-match with his opponent, Andy Ruiz Jr”.An elated Abiodun said the Ogun State-born Joshua made Nigerians proud and restored confidence that the Nation will be great again.“I congratulate Anthony on this successful outing. May he, continue with the winning streak ad infinitum,” Abiodun prayed.The world heavyweight championship in Saudi Arabia on Saturday night, Abiodun said, kept sleep away from the eyes of many admirers of AJ worldwide, especially people of Ogun State.He noted that the Sagamu-born boxer outclassed Ruiz over 12 rounds “to compensate them and reassured us that hard work pays.“My joy is unquantifiable.“Our government has always dimensioned sports as not only a unifying factor but a socio-economic imperative.”The Governor, however, attributed the outcome to the manifestation of God’s love for the people of the State who prayed ceaselessly for  AJ that the nightmarish experience of New York earlier in the year be reversed.Abiodun said: “God still answers prayers. We return all glory to God Almighty for granting our hearts’ desires and ceaseless prayers  for our brother, Anthony Joshua, to regain the IBF, WBA and WBO titles.“All of us in the state, irrespective of our religious affiliations prayed for his success. That the feat happened in Saudi Arabia doubly excites me. God answered us.”Abiodun also lauded Joshua for his determination, hard work, resilience and focus, which he described as virtues engrained in the DNA of Ogun people.“He has made us proud by exhibiting these traits and the can-do spirit of Ogun people,” Abiodun added.This victory, noted Abiodun, should inspire other aspiring champions of Ogun State origin to do more.“On our path, we would provide the necessary incentives to all our ambitious young men and women to become World Champions in all considerable areas of sports, not only in boxing.“We are poised to fix our stadia, upgrade facilities, train sportsmen and women, motivate coaches and develop talents starting from the grassroots.”He called on all stakeholders to be concerned about hunting for and developing talents.Abiodun noted that with sports, more people would be pulled out of poverty, while insecurity, social strife and crimes would be kept in check.Tags: Anthony Joshuadapo abiodunOgun StandardOgun Statelast_img read more