Help Rivers Casino thrive before looking at exit

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThe Jan. 14 column, “Look At Casino In The Past, Present, And Future,” by Dr. Roger Hull is a well-written column dealing with the issues that exist with the Rivers Casino and the possibility of a Schenectady without a casino. My only criticism of the column is his reference made about “robberies in the casino parking lot.” Dr. Hull readily admits that this is “hearsay.” To even mention this, without a police report substantiating this claim, can be detrimental to the casino and does the casino a gross injustice — especially if it’s just “hearsay.” Maybe, Donald Trump is correct about “fake news.”Every casino has its problems with security, problem gamblers and misguided financial projections. Those casinos and cities that have been successful have found corrections to those problems or have developed plans to cope with them. Why not focus on this instead of developing plans for “life after the casino.” Let’s hope that the Rivers Casino and the city of Schenectady can focus on developing plans for success.Paul FoxSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsSchenectady police reform sessions pivot to onlineEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesTroopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stopFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

Bacolod City spurns Reds

first_imgIn a bid to attain inclusive andsustainable peace in the capital city, Bacolodmade the declaration through a resolution passed by the City Councillast week. The Philippine Army’s 303rd InfantryBrigade based in neighboring Murcia town lauded the move this city. “We must always take sides. Neutralityhelps the oppressor, never the oppressed. Silence encourages the tormentor,never the tormented” is apt,” he added./PN “The atrocities perpetrated by thecommunist-terrorist group does not only disturb the socio-economic status ofthe city and the province, but more importantly, it hinders the goal ofachieving peace and order,” a portion of the resolution read. “It’s a welcome development. It reallyshows their great desire to keep Bacolod City free from the influence of theCPP-NPA. I hope (more) cities and municipalities will follow the lead ofBacolod,” brigade commander Brigadier General Benedict Arevalo said.center_img BACOLOD City – The local governmentunit of this city has declared leaders and members of the Communist Party ofthe Philippines and its armed wing, the New People’s Army, as persona non grata(unwelcome person). Councilor Al Victor Espino, whoauthored the resolution as chairperson of the City Council committee on policematters, peace and order, and illegal drugs, confirmed the approval of theresolution on Friday. “There is also a need to reframe andrefocus the government policy for achieving inclusive and sustainable peace byrecognizing that insurgencies, internal disturbances and tensions, and otherarmed conflicts and threats are not only military and security concerns, butare symptomatic of broader social, economic and historical problems suchpoverty, historical injustice, social inequality, and lack of inclusivity,among others,” it added.last_img read more

Cricket News R Ashwin All Set To Join Delhi Capitals, Kings XI Punjab May Get Two Players In Deal

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is all set to join Delhi Capitals in a trade-off with Kings XI Punjab for the upcoming season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). Ashwin, who had captained the KXIP for two seasons without much success, was supposed to join Delhi Capitals earlier but once Anil Kumble came on board, it was learnt that KXIP weren’t ready to release their senior bowler.”Yes, Ashwin is joining Delhi Capitals. The deal had earlier fell through as KXIP didn’t get the two DC players that they wanted in a trade-off with Ashwin. Now they are getting those two players and it’s 99 percent done,” a senior BCCI official, privy to IPL trade-offs, told PTI on conditions of anonymity.However it couldn’t be confirmed as to which two players Delhi will be trading. Earlier, speaking to IANS, Anil Kumble, Director of Cricket Operations of Kings XI Punjab, had expressed uncertainty over the future of Ashwin, saying that he had just come on board and it was too early to speak on the permutations and combinations that they were planning for the 2020 edition.”No decision has been taken yet. I have just come on board, in the last one week. We will know in the due course the decisions we are going to make. I haven’t got down to the details of the squad. The players we are going to retain, the players we are going to trade, none of those areas have been looked into,” former India head coach Kumble had said.The remarks came after KXIP co-owner Ness Wadia had said that the franchise had decided not to trade the spinner with DC. Under Ashwin’s leadership, KXIP played well in the first half of the past two seasons before losing steam in the second half. They finished seventh in 2018 and sixth in 2019. last_img read more