Wasting too much ink on straw news

first_imgExcuse me, but could someone please calculate the millions of pounds of paper and ink used thus far for printing the so-called “news” about plastic straws, and hasten the time when something more important will replace the space used for reporting on that topic? The solution is simple:Let people who are concerned stop using them and keep big government out of it.Richard FelakNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

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French Open 2019: Ashleigh Barty overwhelms Marketa Vondrousova to win 1st major

first_imgBarty, playing her first grand slam singles final after a doubles triumph at the US Open last year, became the first Australian since Margaret Court 46 years ago to be crowned champion at Roland Garros.Vondrousova, playing on Court Philippe-Chatrier for the first time, was brushed aside by a steely Barty, who took just 71 minutes to seal a victory that will move her up to a career-high second in the rankings. Related News French Open 2019: Rafael Nadal sweeps Roger Federer to reach 12th Paris final Ruthless Ashleigh Barty blew away a nervous Marketa Vondrousova in a one-sided French Open final Saturday to win her first grand slam singles title.The magnitude of the occasion appeared to get to unseeded teenager Vondrousova in her first major final and the clinical Barty took advantage, breezing to a 6-1, 6-3 victory. French Open 2019: Novak Djokovic falls to Dominic Thiem in 5-set semifinal thrillercenter_img The eighth seed dismantled the 19-year-old after the start was delayed by 90 minutes because of the time it took Dominic Thiem to beat Novak Djokovic in the second men’s semifinal on the main show court.Barty’s triumph came three years after resuming her tennis career after a 21-month hiatus, during which time she showcased her cricket skills for Brisbane Heat Women’s Big Bash League.Never letting go.@ashbar96 | #RG19 pic.twitter.com/ipLDB1TpfA— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 8, 2019Barty made hard work of beating Amanda Anisimova in a topsy-turvy semifinal on Friday but controlled the championship match, breaking five times as Vondrousova wilted on the big stage in Paris.Barty, 23, capitalized on an uncertain start from world No. 38 Vondrousova to storm to a 3-0 lead, an errant forehand from the left-hander gifting her an early break.Vondrousova persisted with her trademark drop shot, and the fleet-footed Barty read her like a book, but Vondrousova got on the board with a break back to trail 4-1.Barty unleashed a majestic forehand winner to take the next game and ended a quick first set with another rasping forehand down the line.There was no respite for a startled Vondrousova, with a composed Barty putting away a simple forehand winner to break in the opening game of the second set.Vondrousova – who had not dropped a set en route to the final – missed a simple overhead at the net and saw a break point come and go after giving herself a chance to level at 1-1.Barty kept her composure with the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen in her sights, and after holding to love for a 5-3 lead, she broke again with a smash at the net to become the first Australian to win a grand slam singles title since Sam Stosur’s US Open triumph in 2011. STATISTICAL BREAKDOWNAshleigh Barty [8] def. Marketa Vondrousova 6-1, 6-3WINNERS/UNFORCED ERRORSBarty – 27/26Vondrousova – 10/22ACES/DOUBLE FAULTSBarty – 3/1Vondrousova – 1/3BREAK POINTS WONBarty – 5/13Vondrousova – 1/4 FIRST SERVE PERCENTAGEBarty – 68Vondrousova – 76PERCENTAGE OF POINTS WON ON FIRST/SECOND SERVEBarty – 62/76Vondrousova – 46/53TOTAL POINTSBarty – 69Vondrousova – 49last_img read more

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New events for women and girl county champions

first_img20 Mar 2016 New events for women and girl county champions New competitions are being launched this year to find the England Golf women and girls’ county champions of champions. They will join the men, boys and senior men at County Champions’ weekend at Woodhall Spa in September. England Golf championship director James Crampton said: “We are delighted to add these two events to the calendar and look forward to welcoming the women and girls’ county champions to Woodhall Spa. “When we put this proposal to county associations we had very enthusiastic feedback and I am sure the new titles will be very keenly contested.” For this year only, the events will be run over 18 holes because of restrictions on course availability and they will be played on the Bracken course on Sunday, 11 September. From 2017 onwards the championships will be over 36 holes. Players who hold both the girls’ and women’s titles in their county will be able to compete for and win both trophies. Entry forms will be sent to all county associations. The English men’s county champion of champions was first held in 1962 and has been won by players including Sandy Lyle, Nick Faldo, Lee Westwood and Tommy Fleetwood. The boys’ event was added in 2009 and the senior men’s in 2011. Image © Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

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April 30 soft date for Premier League return to be postponed further

first_imgAdvertisement 1k6NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsfoeWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ed6ceb( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1x5Would you ever consider trying this?😱7lCan your students do this? 🌚t6bqRoller skating! Powered by Firework The English football season won’t return until May, with a new date expected to be announced next week, confirmed the Football Association (FA) – following a meeting with Premier League and the EFL clubs on Thursday. The 2019/20 English football season was initially suspended until April 3rd, but with growing number of new Covid-19 cases in the British Isles, the initial return date of April 30 is to be put back. Advertisement Under the current rules, the English football season has to be completed by the first week of June, however, in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has been confirmed that this regulation has been waived indefinitely due to serious health concerns.Advertisement A statement released made by all three parties (FA, Premier League and EFL), earlier this week reads:“The FA, Premier League, EFL and women’s professional game, together with the PFA and LMA, understand we are in unprecedented times and our thoughts are with everyone affected by COVID-19.Advertisement “We are united in our commitment to finding ways of resuming the 2019/20 football season and ensuring all domestic and European club league and cup matches are played as soon as it is safe and possible to do so.“We have collectively supported UEFA in postponing EURO 2020 to create space in the calendar to ensure domestic and European club league and cup matches have an increased opportunity to be played and, in doing so, maintain the integrity of each competition.“The FA’s Rules and Regulations state that “the season shall terminate not later than the 1 June” and “each competition shall, within the limit laid down by The FA, determine the length of its own playing season”.“However, The FA’s Board has agreed for this limit to be extended indefinitely for the 2019/20 season in relation to Professional Football.“Additionally, we have collectively agreed that the professional game in England will be further postponed until no earlier than 30 April.”But on Thursday, several British media outlets reported that following a meeting between the FA and the Premier League and EFL clubs, it has been decided that the continuing coronavirus outbreak has made any chances of the 2019/20 football season resuming by April 30 impossible and a new date is expected to be announced next week.Earlier in March, the FA had suspended all footballing activities until at least April 3rd, but with growing number of coronavirus cases in the country and the continent, the officials declared that the current season could be ‘extended indefinitely’ – elongating the suspension till the last week of April. You may also like:Massive update on Euro 2020 in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemicIndian footballing icon PK Banerjee breathes his last Advertisementlast_img read more

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Mallards Team of the Week — Nelson Peewee House Leafs

first_imgMallard’s Source for sports would like to add to the celebration by naming the Peewee House Leafs Team of the Week.The team includes coaches Dean Centrone, Pat Thast, Martin Grill, Mark Arrowsmith and players, Nick Haydu, Dylan Ewen, Jackson Cousins, Callum Cutler, Ben Thast, Rhett Hamilton, Gordon Hollett, Ethan grill, Seamus Boyd, Nikko Lazier, Bruce Sookro, Ethan Bennett, Jack Centrone, Josh Marsden, Devan Hawkes and Andy Loutit and Manager Laura Marsden. For the second time in as many weeks Nelson Minor Hockey celebrates a West Kootenay Champion.The Nelson Peewee Leafs shocked everyone by rising from a sixth-place showing during the regular season to capture the regional championship — both playoff victories coming in a shootout.The Nelson Leafs won the West Kootenay Bantam House Championship last month in Nelson.last_img read more

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Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — What better way to enjoy rain

first_imgSo, the majority of our time was spent on the lake.  Either way, at least we made it through the month and caught a lot of fish.  So, here’s the latest report………Kootenay Lake:Well, it’s been a numbers game on Kootenay lately.  Lots and lots of fish being caught.  Same size as the last few months, but they seem to be getting fatter.  Most of our trips have seen 10 – 15 fish coming to the boat, although we just had a crazy day last week with over 25 fish on throughout the day.  At least it keeps people busy. The average sizes have been between 2 – 5 pounds, with a few fish up to 10 pounds. The Bull Trout have been the bigger of the two species lately. We took part in the Nelson City Police Derby in October, and as usual, we had a blast. Lots of fish were caught and lots of fun was had.  This annual charity derby has always been a good one to attend, and this year may have been the best.  For those of you who missed it this year, you missed out on a fantastic Prime Rib Dinner and more door prizes than people this year. So, everyone went home with plenty of prizes.  Another job well done by the local police alumni.  Hope to see more familiar faces again next year! And now that November is here, there has been a break in the weather and people are starting to get out on the water again.  I’ve seen more boats in the past 2 days than I’ve seen all last month. Hopefully the weather is a bit more enjoyable for this month, and more people can get out and enjoy the active fishery. November has always been my favourite month in the fall for fishing.  So, stay tuned………….Columbia River: The river has produced some nice fish this past month.  Although, we didn’t get out there as much as we usually do because of the weather.  But, when we did, we managed to hook some good fish.  Walleye fishing continued to be good throughout October with some nice fish up to 6 pounds being caught.  I even saw a picture of a beautiful 14 pounder from last week.  Nice to see there’s still some big ones in there. The Rainbow fishery was also pretty good.  Some healthy bows up to 5 pounds coming in lately.  Hopefully the weather will allow us to get out there a bit more this next month.Kootenay Rivers and Tributaries: Bull Trout fishing was in full swing during October again.  And, as usual, there were some big bulls pulled out from the rivers.  Again, we didn’t get out as much as I would have liked, but when we did, the fish were rewarding.  Biggest Bull I saw was 15 Lbs, but lots of 6 – 12 pound fish were caught.  It was nice to have a few different options this fall.  A good change of scenery. And now for the next couple months we will probably spend most days on the lake, but when the nice weather days show up, we will definitely want to hit the river a few more times.What are they biting on: The Rainbows have finally started coming to the top, so we are catching a lot of fish on the usual buck tail flies.  Lately my favourite colors have been lucky numbers: 214, 215, 221, and 234.  Common colors of grey/white or black/white have been working best.  Mostly with the green crystal. We have also been catching a fair number of Bull Trout and Rainbows on the down rigger.  Magic depths have been from 100ft – 135 feet.  And my favorite lures have been the Highliner Flasher with a hoochie, or the Highliner Flasher with some of my new favorite spoons.  Gibbs Delta G-Force spoons have been a great addition to my tackle box.  Specifically the ‘Skinny G’ has been working best for me in the magic colors called ‘No Bananas’ or ‘Paddy Wagon’.  Check them out… On the rivers, we have been catching Rainbows on the fly and also on spinners tipped with a worm.  Or the bottom bouncer with worm has worked well also.  Our big Bull Trout have been caught on some big streamer pattern flies, as well as spinning rod with Gibbs Crocodile spoons.  Just have to put it in their face. That should about cover it for now. Until next month,Tight lines…………………………. It’s time for the best fishing information from Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sportfishing. Despite one of the wettest October’s on record, Kerry has a way of getting the best out of a day on the water.Despite the weather in October, we managed to get out on the water almost every day.  I had good intentions of spending lots of time in the jetsled, however it was much more comfortable in the big boat with the furnace.  Kerry Reed Reel Adventures 250-505-4963 www.reeladventuresfishing.comlast_img read more

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SANTA ANITA TO OFFER FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE TO AND FROM ARCADIA’S NEW METRO GOLD LINE STATION

first_imgSERVICE AVAILABLE EACH RACING DAY BEGINNING SATURDAY, MARCH 5 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 2, 2016)–Santa Anita Park has announced it will offer fans free shuttle service to and from the new Metro Gold Line Arcadia Station, beginning with the Gold Line’s Arcadia launch this Saturday, March 5.Beginning Saturday, the Metro Gold Line will, for the first time, provide service to Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale and as far east as the Azusa/Glendora border near Citrus Community College.The Santa Anita Shuttle will run on all race days and will operate in addition to Arcadia’s Transit Shuttle Service, providing fans with a non-stop trip to and from The Great Race Place, which is located a mile from the Arcadia Station. The Santa Anita Shuttle will be offered through closing day of the track’s Spring Meet on July 10.“Along with many thousands of others, we are very excited about the Metro Gold Line launch on Saturday and we believe our free shuttle is going to be a great way for fans throughout metro L.A. to connect with us,” said Nate Newby, Santa Anita’s Vice President, Marketing. “This is a welcome development and a great alternative for many of our fans and employees who regularly commute on the crowded 210 Freeway.”Beginning Saturday, the Santa Anita Shuttle will operate on a 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. basis with pickup and drop off service available every 20 minutes. Santa Anita Ambassadors will staff each shuttle and be available to assist fans who may have questions regarding racetrack seating, dining, etc.The Arcadia Transit Shuttle, which features stops at Santa Anita, Methodist Hospital, the Westfield Santa Anita Mall and the L.A. County Arboretum, will operate seven days a week from 7:10 a.m. to 6:36 p.m. and be offered free of charge through June 15.last_img read more

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