“Honestly what I’m hearing about is this pandemic exposed weaknesses in our food supply chain, and as we build back stronger, we have to make sure we protect every aspect of the chain if we ever have this type of disruption again,” Lupardo said. State Rep. Donna Lupardo (D, 123 District) is the chair of the NYS Assembly Agriculture Committee, and she told 12 News the bills are a step in the right direction, but there’s more work to be done. The state senate passed two bills that officials believe will help the economy: the first bill would remove a sales target needed in NY for farms to retain their property tax exemption, and the second would help local farms sell their products all across New York in time for the holidays. (WBNG) — New York state lawmakers are one step closer to helping farmers who are desperately in need across the state. One of the ways the bills would help local farms Lupardo said is it would provide vendors with a list of all products grown in New York State. Lupardo said state grown products are often overlooked in other parts of New York, and this could help change that.
Oh my goodness. I cannot remember when I have so enjoyed a Sunday Gazette, from several of the comics making me laugh to the article after effective, enlighting and heartbreaking viewpoints in the Opinion section. Although I can’t understand, or ever will, why the British government took the parental rights away from baby Alfie’s mum and dad, the one column I will choose to comment on is the George Will piece on the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. I, personally, had no idea of the existence of the museum and definitely will, as they say, add it to my bucket list. I have read the ongoing articles and letters about the Holocaust memorial in Niskayuna. And although I’m unhappy with some the comments and letters, I have kept my opinion to myself. I now feel the need to forward a suggestion; a tour bus should be hired and everyone who feels they have the right to help in the decision-making get on the bus and go to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in D.C. Have the experience, understand the history and change your life forever. Furthermore, every school in the state of New York should plan a trip to the museum. If they can’t afford to make the trip, a video tour should be shown in those school districts. If there’s no such video tour in existence, it should be invented and made available. That’s how I feel today after reading The Gazette.Theresa RickardSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%Schenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusSchenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsSchenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crash Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion
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Furthermore, the agency also predicted that rain would fall on Jakarta, Cilacap in Central Java and the southern coast of Java in the next three days.Read also: Indonesia braces for peak dry season after massive 2019 forest firesThe rain could increase the level and duration of the tidal floods.“After three days, the tide level will gradually decrease as the wind speed also decreases,” Herizal said.He called on people who worked in ports and coastal areas to be on the lookout for signs of floods.”Especially in beaches where the ground has low elevation, such as the northern coast of Jakarta, Pekalongan, Semarang and Demak in Central Java and the northern coast of East Java,” he said. Topics : The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has warned of potential tidal flooding along the northern and southern coasts of the islands of Java, Bali and Nusa Tenggara over the next few days.BMKG deputy of meteorology Herizal said in a written statement on Thursday that the tides could be 4 meters high in the Java Sea and exceed 4 meters along the southern coasts of Java, Bali and Nusa Tenggara between Friday and Sunday.Herizal said the new moon, which will appear next Sunday, was one of the factors behind the high tides, along with strong and persistent east monsoon winds traveling at 25 knots or 46 kilometers per hour.
Police said they made 10 arrests, although they didn’t specify whether those people were pro-Trump demonstrators or counter-protesters.The Portland clashes followed unrest in Kenosha, where prosecutors accused 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse of shooting dead two men and wounding another who were protesting against Blake’s shooting. Trump is due to travel on Tuesday to the Midwestern city to meet law enforcement officials and view damage from unrest triggered by Blake’s shooting last weekend. A man was shot dead in the US city of Portland, police said Sunday, the latest violence to upend anti-racism protests as President Donald Trump presses an election message characterizing his Democratic opponent Joe Biden as weak on violent crime.Detectives said they had opened a homicide investigation after the man was hit in the chest as gunfire broke out Saturday in the Oregon city, an epicenter of near nightly demonstrations for three months.The shooting followed a week of nationwide protest — including the cancellation of numerous sporting events — over the police shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin of African American Jacob Blake. Officers answered reports of gunfire as violence erupted during a pro-Trump rally involving hundreds of vehicles “caravanning throughout downtown Portland.” “They responded and located a victim with a gunshot wound to the chest. Medical responded and determined that the victim was deceased,” Portland Police said in a statement. OregonLive reported “clashes” and “tense moments” between demonstrators and counter-protesters, although police did not say whether the shooting, around 8:45 pm (0445 GMT Sunday), was connected to the rally.Photographs from the scene showed the victim wearing a hat with a logo for “Patriot Prayer,” described by local media as a far-right group at the center of multiple Portland demonstrations that have ended in violence. ‘Law and order’ Violence connected to anti-racism protests has become a major issue in the campaign for November’s presidential election, with Trump presenting himself as the “law and order” choice and arguing that a Biden presidency would allow left-wing mob rule.Biden condemned the violence and argued that Trump had played a role in spurring the clashes.”He [Trump] is recklessly encouraging violence,” the Democratic nominee said in a statement. “He may believe tweeting about law and order makes him strong – but his failure to call on his supporters to stop seeking conflict shows just how weak he is.”Trump spent Sunday morning tweeting and retweeting dozens of posts purporting to show violence in Democratic-run cities, and especially Portland.The president has repeatedly threatened to send federal government forces into the west coast city if Mayor Ted Wheeler does not crack down.Trump attacked Wheeler, a Democrat, for refusing help from the National Guard, which he said “could solve these problems in less than 1 hour.””Wheeler is incompetent, much like Sleepy Joe Biden,” Trump tweeted. “This is not what our great Country wants. They want Safety & Security, and do NOT want to Defund our Police!”Wheeler had shared an open letter to Trump on Friday denouncing the president’s “politics of division and demagoguery.””Portlanders are onto you. We have already seen your reckless disregard for human life in your bumbling response to the COVID pandemic,” he wrote. “And we know you’ve reached the conclusion that images of violence or vandalism are your only ticket to re-election.” Topics : ‘Lives are lost’ Wheeler described protests as part of a “proud progressive tradition” in Portland but he also condemned violence and vandalism.Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told ABC on Sunday that local and state officials were “not allowing law enforcement to do their job” to “bring this violent activity… to a close.” He added on CBS that the state of Oregon and the National Guard needed “to do their job.” “We need them to step up, and if they can’t or they don’t have the ability or the resources, ask the federal government, and we’ll provide the resources, as we have done in Wisconsin and others, so we can address any violence,” he said.Asked if Trump was considering defying Wheeler’s request not to get federal law enforcement involved, Wolf said that “all options continue to be on the table.”Senate Homeland Security Committee chairman Ron Johnson, a Republican from Wisconsin, said the violence and loss of life would not stop until law enforcement reasserted control.”But… when you encourage the disdain for the police you encourage criminals,” he told CNN. “When you do little or nothing to stop rioting, you encourage anarchy. People’s lives are lost.”
Rick Nash is back in Columbus.The former No. 1 overall pick was hired by the Blue Jackets as a special assistant to general manager Jarmo Kekalainen, the team announced on Thursday. MORE: Despite Blue Jackets’ historic season, John Tortorella looking to the future #CBJ have announced several promotions in the hockey operations department as well as the hiring of former captain Rick Nash as special assistant to the general manager.https://t.co/p2GNkV6YU2— CBJ Public Relations (@BlueJacketsPR) June 13, 2019″It’s come full circle,” Nash told BlueJackets.com. “Even though I loved my time in New York, Columbus was always home. It just feels like this is the way I should cap off a career is moving back here and working with the Jackets.”Nash played 15 combined seasons in the NHL for the Blue Jackets, Rangers and Bruins. Ongoing symptoms from a concussion suffered in March 2018 forced Nash to retire from professional hockey in January.The six-time All-Star is Columbus’ all-time leader in games played (674), goals (289), assists (258) and points (547).
Lawrence Mulindwa, the Club’s president said DFCU’s support to Vipers is a win for football in Uganda. He said that they will protect “this marriage” with good discipline and integrity. “I know it is quite risky dealing with football but we will provide you with total quality football and value for money,” Mulindwa said.First formed in 1978 as Bunamwaya FC, it transformed to Vipers FC and has been in Uganda’s Premier football league for the past 10 years. Since then the club has managed to win two premier League titles in 2010 and 2015. The club employs 250 people currently.Mulindwa (middle) and Sekabembe sign the Vipers-DFCU dealShare on: WhatsApp DFCU’s Sekabembe, flanked by Lawrence Mulindwa, announces the sh300m sponsorship deal with Vipers SC.Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | DFCU bank has joined the list of Vipers’ football club sponsors, handing them a Sh300 million boost for the next two years.Speaking at a press conference at the bank’s headquarters today (Nov.8), William Sekabembe, the bank’s chief of business and executive director said this sponsorship is part of the bank’s corporate social investment aimed at developing talent and the game of football in Uganda.Sekabembe said they chose Vipers Sports Club because of its rich history in terms of winning trophies and producing football stars that have gone out to play for other professional clubs beyond Uganda. He also said that the club scooped the deal because of its support to communities in some parts of Kampala in addition to having a strong management structure.“There is no other better partner we would have chosen other than Vipers,” he said.DFCU joins Roofings, St Mary’s Kitende and Hima Cement who already sponsor the Bunamwaya based club.
Actress Paula Patton attends the premiere of “2 Guns” on Monday, July 29, 2013, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP):03 So you know what the movie review is this week don’t ya? And for the first time in your life, you want me to give it to ya. Here it is. The movie “2 Guns” gets 2 basketballs . . .way too predictable and it shows Denzel, well being Denzel, and Wahlberg next to Denzel even a not so good Denzel can’t carry his Oscar. But Paula naked, well that’s “10” basketballs on a scale of 5. That alone is worth the ticket price. (Fellas, go alone…please enjoy yourself.):02 The Game Part II. Coming to the new Thelma Lovette YMCA, Aug. 17, 2 p.m., The Savoy All-Stars vs. The Champion All-Stars. Proceeds benefit the YMCA and Champions Safe Summer programs. Here’s the deal. If you support the Champions come to the game in black and gold. If you support the Savoy, come in your black and orange. Yep, that would be the loser’s colors. Now – Let’s – Get – Ready – To – RRRRUUUUMMMMBBBBLLLLEEEE!!!!:01 Steeler preseason is here…game time Aug. 10, at 7:30 p.m. against the NY Giants. Now you know what you thought you knew. Your comments are welcome. Follow @NewPghCourier on Twitter https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlDownload our mobile app at http://www.appshopper.com/news/new-pittsburgh-courier BILL NEAL:10 Here’s when you know you got juice…A-Rod aka Alex Rodriguez, he of the New York Yankees and the owner of 647 home runs, No. 5 on the hit list and 2,901 hits soon to be 3,000, if he’s allowed to play…he told baseball what the deal is not, not the other way around…but Barry Bonds is the devil huh? (Oh this just in hot off the press. A-Rod just got 241 game suspension….but guess what he’s still playing!:09 I don’t know if it gets any easier to fix than this…Johnny Manziel, I know you’re the Heisman Trophy winner, but if you do one more thing, you’re off the team…Texas A&M will roll without you…that’s it end of story. What!:08 You either forgot or don’t want to remember that Tiger Woods has won five tournaments this year. Yeah, I know, no majors, but none the less…and still ranked No. 1 in the world. C’mon man!:07 That being said. I would tell you what Kevin Cameron’s prediction is for Tiger in the upcoming PGA Tournament, but as you all know, Mr. Cameron only makes his predictions after the games are played…Huh? Oops! My bad. Did I say that out loud? By the way, did you all know that Kevin Cameron is a baseball “Purist”? I don’t know what it is either, but if Kevin says he’s one, I believe him. I am just saying!:06 The…I am sorry, your Pittsburgh Pirates took 4 out of 5 from the St. Louis Cardinals, the best team in baseball. Would you please just shut up and enjoy the ride!:05 Speaking of Johnny Manziel, aka Mr. Football, and I was if you were paying attention. If he was busted getting paid for signing autographs, I ain’t mad at him for that. Everybody should be able to get paid for the use of their name! That’s a double C’mon man for ya. (Rare, but it happens.):04 Eric “Crusher” Jefferson’s sister…ah, ah, ah, c’mon, you know who I am talking about. Anyway, she’s in the Locker Room now. Thanks for reading. (OK, the real reason I forgot her name is cause I saw her at the movies, but I have to admit I had Paula Patton on my mind at the time. I guess ya’ll know she’s naked in the new Denzel – Wahlberg movie “2 Guns.” WOW!!! Just WOW!
ARCADIA, Calif. (June 4, 2015)–Favored Footstepsinbronze saved ground at the rail and went on to a comfortable 1 ¼ length win under Rafael Bejarano in Thursday’s $60,000 The Dream Team allowance feature at Santa Anita, as he covered one mile on turf in 1:37.94.Owned by Adam Richey and trained by Simon Callaghan, the 4-year-old Irish-bred colt bested seven rivals as he improved his overall record to 7-3-3-0. Off at 2-1, he paid $6.20, $3.40 and $2.60. With the winner’s share of $36,000, Footstepsinbronze increased he earnings to $152,250.“Coming into the stretch, I definitely wanted him to switch off his left lead, but he didn’t want to,” said Bejarano, who sat a close third before splitting horses two-wide at the top of the stretch. “In the last sixteenth though, he did switch and he showed me a big kick.”(Bejarano, who entered the 24th day of Santa Anita’s Spring Meeting atop the jockey standings with Tyler Baze at 23 wins, picked up his second win on the card).“I was a little worried about how slow the turf has been playing but he looked so great in the paddock,” said Callaghan, who has had Footstepsinbronze for all seven of his starts. “I knew he was going to run a good race. He’s been training really well…We’ll probably wait for Del Mar and look for an overnight stake now. He’s only getting better and he likes Del Mar.”Next to last early, runner-up Jules Journey finished well and just held Texas Ryano off by a neck for the place. Ridden by Santiago Gonzalez, Jules Journey was off at 7-2 and paid $4.60 and $3.00.With Joe Talamo up, Texas Ryano was last early and closed with a rush toward the middle of the course to finish third, 1 ¼ lengths clear of pacesetter Home School. Off at 5-2, “Tex” paid $2.80 to show.Ridden by Felipe Valdez, Irish-bred Home School bounced to the lead and set fractions of 25.03, 49.64, 1:13.35 and 1:25.57.First post time for an eight-race card on Friday at Santa Anita is at 4 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m. for simulcasting from the eastern time zone.
Norberto Arroyo, Jr.9818141418%47%$763,758 Tyler Baze9718101319%42%$745,155 ESPINOZA PONDERS WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEENVictor Espinoza was back on the beat at Santa Anita Sunday morning after having the chance to sleep on California Chrome’s harrowing half-length defeat by Arrogate in the Classic. Immediately after the race, while still astride California Chrome, he told an on-track interviewer that perhaps he should have moved sooner on America’s Horse.Sunday morning, he had second thoughts.“When you lose, you think too much, going over in your mind what you might have done differently,” he said. “I could have done that, I could have done this, but at the end of the day, if I moved early, I still might have lost. Then I’m thinking, no, maybe I should have waited longer.“It’s one of those things; Chrome ran a big race. You can’t think too much about the fact that he got beat.“The crowd was awesome, all the Chromies were here to see him and support him. The most important thing is he came out of the race safe and sound and we’ll go for the next one.”Noted 84-year-old Hall of Fame trainer Ron McAnally on Espinoza’s post-race interview: “It was the only time I ever saw Victor not smiling.”All in all, however, Espinoza took it in stride, and perhaps channeled his “inner Yogi Berra,” saying, “When you lose, you can’t win.” Joseph Talamo60910315%37%$394,075 Jerry Hollendorfer535769%34%$681,500 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Gary Stevens3756914%54%$1,587,990 Rafael Bejarano11221261319%54%$1,449,008 Mark Glatt35761020%66%$325,261 Eddie Truman1441329%57%$107,675 Peter Eurton2342317%39%$251,049 William Spawr1553133%60%$134,358 MEMORABLE BREEDERS’ CUP AT SANTA ANITAAnd so it came to pass that in the 77th year of racing at the storied venue known as Santa Anita Park, on the occasion of the 33rd Breeders’ Cup World Championships occurring for an unprecedented ninth time at The Great Race Place, there was a Race for the Ages, not once, but twice.Friday, Nov. 4, 4:42 p.m.: Beholder and Songbird, together champions four times over, waged a stretch-long battle that at the end of nine furlongs was separated by a scant nose, the photo finish picture making it appear even slimmer than it did live, with the six-year-old and three-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder under 53-year-old Gary Stevens handing the two-year-old female champion of 2015 Songbird her first defeat after 11 straight dominating victories under 51-year-old Mike Smith.Saturday, Nov. 5, 5:45 p.m.: the reigning alpha male, California Chrome, and Arrogate, the “Now Horse,” in a deep-stretch dogfight won by Arrogate, who was a half-length in front after a mile and a quarter in the $6 million Classic. (Arrogate earned a Beyer Speed figure of 120, while Chrome got a career-high 119).Arrogate and Songbird have their futures ahead of them. They will race again next year. For Beholder and Chrome, their future is their past. The breeding farm awaits both.This was racing. This was the Breeders’ Cup. This was Santa Anita. This was the Sport of Kings. This was Doc Strub, Shoemaker, Longden, Arcaro and George Woolf. It was Whittingham, McAnally, Lukas, Frankel and Farrell Jones.It was Seabiscuit, Round Table, Affirmed and Spectacular Bid. It was John Henry, Best Pal, Winning Colors and Swaps.It was the joy of victory for Arrogate’s trainer Bob Baffert after the Classic, and the agony of defeat for Chrome’s trainer Art Sherman.Baffert, winning his third straight Breeders’ Cup Classic, was magnanimous in victory, crediting Chrome and his multitude of fanatics for attracting a crowd of 72,811 to Santa Anita on Saturday, the highest single-day attendance for a Breeders’ Cup since the event switched to a two-day format.He was right, of course. Chrome was the magnet, the headliner, the marquee performer, the horse that packed the house.But it was the Distaff and the Classic that lived up to pre-race billing and beyond. For Beholder in victory and California Chrome in defeat, their stature will only grow.As Tolkien wrote in Lord of the Rings, “History became legend. Legend became myth.” JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Martin Pedroza78105313%23%$327,384 Kent Desormeaux761981425%54%$833,135 Peter Miller691611623%48%$571,300 Tiago Pereira7189111%25%$348,505 (Current Through Friday, Nov. 4) Carla Gaines1741224%41%$235,770 Mike Smith2756419%56%$1,346,205 Robert Hess, Jr.2042420%50%$141,755 BREEDERS’ CUP NO. 33 IS ONE FOR THE AGESESPINOZA PONDERS WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEENCONGRATULATIONS TO PAPA JOE TALAMO TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Fernando Perez561131020%43%$315,800 Mario Gutierrez5156910%39%$488,055 Jeff Mullins1540327%47%$126,290 Flavien Prat10016171516%48%$1,359,148 Gary Sherlock1752129%47%$142,590 Mike Puype2741115%22%$135,960 BREEDERS’ CUPLETS:Richard Mandella said Beholder came out of Friday’s memorable Distaff triumph fine, “she’ll have a few days to settle down, then we’ll send her to the farm (of owner B. Wayne Hughes) in Kentucky.”Asked if he had a time agenda, Mandella, hoping to savor every last minute with his thrice champion mare, said, “I’ll take all the time I can. I’ll be like the guy in prison waiting for the Governor to call with a reprieve.”Jerry Hollendorfer reported that Songbird, who suffered her first defeat by an excruciating nose to Beholder in the Distaff, “will get a little break now. She’ll go to Kentucky at WinStar for 30 to 45 days, then come back and get ready for next year.”David Hofmans, back on the beat Sunday morning with assistant and nephew Brent Fabbri and son Grant Hofmans, visiting from Kentucky, said Melatonin came out of his fifth-place finish in the Classic “good, but very tired,” after his first race in more than four months. “He had a good mile in him and that was about it.“He ran hard, tried, but couldn’t catch those monsters (Arrogate and California Chrome, who were 10 ¾ lengths in front of third-place Keen Ice in the mile and a quarter Classic). Now I have two horses to duck. Melatonin will have a little teeny breather but we’ll stay here and run at Santa Anita for the Winter Meet.”Addressing the blockbuster Breeders’ Cup spectacular which attracted 118,574 fans on track over the two days, Hofmans said, “I thought it was terrific, great days, great venue, Santa Anita did a really good job. I thought the fans were terrific. The whole thing was great.”Martin Garcia and his agent, Tony Matos, endured a frustratingly disappointing meet with only one win from 46 rides through 22 days, thanks in large part to a separation mandate meted out for several months by Bob Baffert.The drought ended with a bang Saturday when Garcia guided Baffert trainee Drefong to a 1 ¼-length victory over favored Masochistic in the $1.5 million TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint. Garcia’s other win this meet also was for Baffert, aboard Air Pocket, who was dropping from a maiden allowance race into a $25,000 claimer on Oct.20, returning $4.20 as the favorite.“We’re very grateful to Bob for letting us back in his barn,” an appreciative Matos said. “Hopefully, it will last forever.”Gary Stevens was not a happy camper after being fined $500 by California Horse Racing Board stewards for not honoring his 10th race commitment Friday on Mr. Roary. The Hall of Fame rider was fulfilling a prior obligation, that of holding a Breeders’ Cup media conference following his Distaff victory on Beholder in the previous race.In the nine Breeders’ Cup races run yesterday, only one American-born jockey won, Mike Smith aboard Finest City in the Filly & Mare Sprint and on Arrogate in the Classic.Smith extended his lead for all-time Breeders’ Cup victories to 25 with three wins over the weekend. His mounts earned $5,345,345 elevating his record total to $34,280,605, more than $11 million over his closest pursuer, John Velazquez.Smith also won his third Bill Shoemaker Award presented to the most outstanding jockey in the Breeders’ Cup Championships. He previously won in 2012 and 2013, also at Santa Anita.There were six winning Pick 6 tickets Saturday, each worth $292,423.20, thanks to a two-day carryover of $511,261 and an influx of $4,053,425 in fresh money on Saturday. Philip D’Amato5392517%30%$499,355 Jamie Theriot615258%20%$223,869 Victor Espinoza4168415%44%$887,895 FINISH LINES: Joe Talamo took off his scheduled mounts today to spend time at Huntington Memorial Hospital with his wife, Elizabeth, who gave birth to a son, Vincent James, at 10:20 Sunday morning. The bouncing baby boy weighed in at seven pounds, seven ounces and was 20 inches long . . . Today’s fourth race is named the Happy Trails Junior Hungerford in honor of Hungerford retiring after 42 years on the starting gate crew . . . Rafael Bejarano has been suspended three racing days (Nov. 13, 17 and 18) for causing interference on Kona Dream in the first race on Oct. 30 . . . Former trainer Paco Gonzalez was a visitor during Breeders’ Cup weekend.PHOTO COURTESY OF BREEDERS’ CUP / ECLIPSE SPORTSWIRE Doug O’Neill9015121717%49%$830,581 Richard Baltas671212718%46%$673,165 Bob Baffert38128432%63%$1,038,880