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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The Northern Trust: Bryson DeChambeau gets flak from other golfers for slow play in Round 2

first_img Tiger Woods withdraws from Northern Trust with oblique strain He added: “People say things behind people’s back all the time and if they want to talk about it to my face, I’ll gladly explain the whole situation. Because the way the PGA Tour policy is now for pace of play is not good the way they define it. They define it as the amount of time it takes to hit a shot.”But the problem is there are other people in the group, and it takes time for them to do stuff. And when you look at the whole situation, and you look at the time it takes for me to get from one shot to the next shot, and you add up those times for me to play the hole, I’m right on par.” The Northern Trust: Dustin Johnson gains control of leaderboard, Jordan Spieth trails closely Bryson DeChambeau, who is often at the center of conversations surrounding slow play on the PGA Tour, was hounded with criticism after Round 2 at The Northern Trust.The 25-year-old golfer took his time Friday as he played Liberty National Golf Course in the first FedEx Cup Playoff event. A tournament of this magnitude puts extra pressure on golfers and being deliberate before shots, especially on the green, can be necessary.center_img We can… pic.twitter.com/TOnRS4BXds— Fantasy Golf Pod (@fantasygolfpod) August 10, 2019A number of other golfers chimed in.European Tour pro Eddie Pepperell said, “Just look at Tommy (Fleetwood) and Justin, both looking completely bored. Slow players do this to their playing partners making the game less enjoyable. Problem is, the unaffected single-minded twit in this instance, doesn’t care much for others.”Golf coach Andrew MacRae added, “And this is why I have stopped watching the PGA Tour and lost interest. Such a shame that this goes unpunished and ruins the game.”While some were slightly more encouraging.”Slow play in golf isn’t anything new — but nowadays with social media, TV etc it’s just being exposed to a new level,” said Luke Donald, a five-time Tour winner. “This seems like the perfect time to do something about it! C’mon people it’s 2019, let’s figure this out!!”Slow play in golf isn’t anything new – but nowadays with social media, TV etc it’s just being exposed to a new level. This seems like the perfect time to do something about it! C’mon people it’s 2019, let’s figure this out!! @PGATOUR @EuropeanTour @RandA @USGA— Luke Donald (@LukeDonald) August 10, 2019DeChambeau advanced into the weekend at The Northern Trust and finished his third round carding even-par 71. It was his highest round of the week but he escaped without enduring any more flak. He addressed the criticism after his round, saying he had been “attacked” and the remarks “put me in a bad light.””When people start talking to me about slow play and how I’m killing the game, I’m doing this and that to that game … that is complete and utter you-know-what. That’s not fair,” DeChambeau said after his round, via ESPN.  However, many felt that DeChambeau took an unreasonable amount of time reading a particular putt. He even got the attention of the broadcasters, who said the putt was “a pretty straightforward shot,” but it still took DeChambeau over three minutes to execute.Justin Thomas, who was one of DeChambeau’s partners that round and a notoriously quick player, was visibly frustrated.  Related Newslast_img read more

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Today’s Daily Fantasy Hockey Picks: Advice, strategy for Thursday’s DraftKings, FanDuel NHL DFS contests

first_imgMORE: Free one-week trial of Fantasy Alarm’s PRO tools Today’s NHL DFS Picks: DraftKings, FanDuel advice for Thursday, Oct. 3Editor’s Note: This is a FREE preview of Thursday’s Fantasy Alarm’s NHL DFS Playbook. For full analysis every day and more ways to dominate your daily fantasy hockey competition, check out DFS site-specific advice and the rest of Fantasy Alarm’s great season-long and DFS tools available to subscribers.                                                               Pos PlayerMatchupFDDKY!AnalysisCN. MacKinnonCGY@COLThu 9:00$8700$7300$34MacKinnon erupted for 10 points (five goals, five assists) in seven games against Calgary last season, including the postseason.CP. BergeronBOS@DALThu 8:30$7700$6700$33The two-way center just played in the preseason finale against Chicago as he rehabbed from a groin injury suffered in May. Bergeron didn’t have a point, but did have two shots on goal in 12:47 of ice time.CC. MittelstadtBUF@PITThu 7:00$4300$3400$10Experts around the NHL seem really high on Mittelstadt and are anticipating a breakout year from the youngster. The winger will also be seeing a lot of the Pens’ second defensive line, which starts the season ranked towards the bottom of the league by several publications.RWN. KucherovFLA@TBThu 7:00$8900$7900$35The NHL’s leading goal soccer last season (41 goals, 87 assists) and Hart trophy winner looks to kick the season off on a high note against the Florida Panthers.RWM. DucheneMIN@NSHThu 8:00$6700$5600$23The Preds finished 2018-19 dead last in the league on the power play, converting at 12.9%. But they added Duchene, and the Preds are confident the unit, which also includes Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen, will be a bright spot this season.LWB. MarchandBOS@DALThu 8:30$8400$6800$33Marchand has eight goals and 17 points in 13 games versus Dallas in his career.LWA. PanarinWPG@NYRThu 7:00$7800$6000$24He’s a bona fide star who will be playing a Winnipeg club that comes limping into the season. Panarin has quickly found a comfort level during the preseason with fellow Russian wing Pavel Buchnevich.LWM. HoffmanFLA@TBThu 7:00$6200$5600$19The winger became a vital part of the power play last year, his sharpshooting ability proved to be a perfect fit on the right side of Florida’s top unit with the man advantage. Alongside a healthy Vincent Trocheck, Hoffman should see plenty of the score sheet this season.LWB. TanevBUF@PITThu 7:00$3700$4000$12Brandon Tanev has some nice value and could have opportunities to excel out of the gate being paired on one of the top two lines with Crosby and Malkin.RWK. KakkoWPG@NYRThu 7:00$5800$5600$18There will be plenty of eyes on Kakko, a Calder Cup candidate who scored 26 goals in 50 games (regular season and playoffs) in Finland last season, then shone with six goals in 10 games at the World Championships.DR. JosiMIN@NSHThu 8:00$6300$6000$23The Predators have won the last five meetings against the Wild, and each of the last five games on home ice. Josi will be a part of a new look first-line power play unit that will be looking to get off to a good start this season.DC. MakarCGY@COLThu 9:00$4600$4700$19The 20-year-old defensemen will play his first regular season game in the NHL after he had six points (one goal, five assists) in 10 games in the 2019 playoffs. Makar will also be running point on the Avs’ top power-play unit.GP. GrubauerCGY@COLThu 9:00$8000$7900$32The former career backup will look to improve upon his career-high 18-win performance in 2018-19 when he assumes the starting role with Semyon Varlamov now playing for the New York Islanders. Tonight he takes on a Flames club that has only won two of its last 24 opening night games.GM. MurrayBUF@PITThu 7:00$8400$8300$36Matt Murray owns a 3-0-1 mark in five career starts against the Sabres.For more player recommendations and analysis, become a Fantasy Alarm subscriber today! The 2019-20 NHL season started off with a bang last night. Despite featuring just four games, there was still a lot going on in the fantasy hockey world. The Capitals made an opening night statement against the Blues, Connor McDavid did Connor McDavid things, and Auston Matthews put on a show for those who had him in their NHL DFS lineups. We keep it rolling with a nice eight-game slate on Thursday with some intriguing matchups and a handful of players making debuts for new teams. Here are our favorite picks for the slate listed below.We invite you to check out our season-long and DFS content for all sports with a free one-week trial to Fantasy Alarm.last_img read more

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