Excuse 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, Opinion
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisHome Depot was alive with spring spirit this afternoon, as the store hosted its annual spring home show.The home show is intended to give people in the community a chance to revamp their spring style, with a sneak peek of brand new products the store has to offer.The store manager said the event is also a way to thank customers.“We just wanna say thank you for our customers that are coming in and have supported us over the course of the year. We wanna highlight new product, we wanna go ahead and have a kid’s workshop today,” Plohocky said.Saturday’s event was also a way for new residents to familiarize themselves with the community.“We just moved here from Texas, and we just bought a new house couple weeks ago and we’re just doing some renovations,” Parrish said.Other activities at the spring show included free food, vendors, and experts on hand to answer customers’ questions.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Annual Spring Show, Home Depot, Home Depot Spring ShowContinue ReadingPrevious Boat Show Brings Boat Lovers to Northern Lights ArenaNext Volunteers Donate The “Gift of Life” In Oscoda County
Roberto Mancini has blasted goalkeeper Joe Hart after the Manchester City goalkeeper criticised his team-mates in the aftermath of their 3-2 defeat to Real Madrid on Tuesday evening.The City No. 1, who was visibly angered by the late defeat, claimed it was “not on” after his side’s defeat to the Spanish champions.And despite Mancini broadly agreeing that the whole team were to blame rather than just his goalkeeper, the Italian said he was the only person who should be openly criticising his team.“Joe Hart should stay in goal and make saves,” a frustrated Mancini told reporters after the game.“If anyone should criticise the team it should be me, not Joe Hart. I am the judge, not Joe Hart.”City looked set for a memorable win at the Santiago Bernabeu after an Aleksandar Kolarov free kick five minutes from time edged them ahead. However, strikes from Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo – which seemed to deceive Hart – meant the English side returned home pointless from their first Champions League game of the season.Despite being downhearted after the clash, Mancini insisted that, although it was not the start his side wanted to this season’s European campaign, there was no need to get carried away.“We should be disappointed that we have lost this point but we can improve,” he said.“Other teams will lose here. We have five games and it is important that we beat Dortmund in the next game. It will be difficult because Dortmund are a top team.”
North Carolina will be the No. 2 seed while Duke is set to receive the No. 3 slot in the ACC tournament. It is set to begin on March 12 in Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina secured an important win against Duke on Saturday.The Tar Heels completed a regular season sweep of the Blue Devils with a 79-70 victory and earned a share of the ACC regular season title. North Carolina is riding a seven-game winning streak and appears to be peaking at a great time. But Duke has been dealing with some serious bad luck.Here are three takeaways from the Tar Heels’ latest triumph: Related News Duke’s Marques Bolden likely has MCL sprain, Mike Krzyzewski says Duke’s offense lacks balance without Zion WilliamsonWilliamson went down less than a minute into the Blue Devils’ first matchup against the Tar Heels, and the team’s performance is clearly suffering.Duke has lost three of its last six contests, and RJ Barrett and Cam Reddish are shooting in high volume.Barrett and Reddish combined for 49 points on 50 shots in an inefficient showing and seemed too forceful at times. They were Duke’s only double-digit scorers.North Carolina’s Kenny Williams drew four offensive fouls in the contest, three of which were committed by Barrett. If Williamson doesn’t return for postseason play, Duke’s top scorers will have to be much more efficient, or learn to share the sugar.North Carolina can win in a multitude of waysDuke entered the season as the favorite to win the national championship, yet the Tar Heels are 2-0 against the Blue Devils this year.While North Carolina has benefited from game-ending injuries for the opposition’s starters in each of these victories, it has shown impressive versatility.In the first matchup between these college basketball titans, the Tar Heels made just two of their 20 3-point attempts, but were dominant in the 88-72 victory.In the second meeting, North Carolina shot 38.7 percent from range on 12-of-31 shooting.Regardless of their shooting efficiency, the Tar Heels’ downhill basketball has proved to be difficult to deal with, especially for the Blue Devils.Reserve contributions could prove to be valuable This heated rivalry has seen limited production from bench players, as reserves have combined for just 37 of the series’ 309 total points.Nassir Little’s 9 points were all North Carolina’s bench could muster Saturday, while Duke’s managed to split 12 points between two players.The ACC tournament will bring out another level of competitiveness, and both teams could be tested if foul trouble or other factors force them to go to non-starters for valuable minutes.