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

November Indiana Employment Report

first_imgStatewide—Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.2 percent for November and remains lower than the national rate of 3.5 percent. The monthly unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people seeking employment within the prior four weeks as a percentage of the labor force.Indiana’s labor force had a net increase of 346 over the previous month. This was a result of an increase of 308 unemployed residents and an increase of 38 employed residents. Indiana’s total labor force, which includes both Hoosiers employed and those seeking employment, stands at 3.38 million, and the state’s 64.4 percent labor force participation rate remains above the national rate of 63.2 percent.last_img read more

Ghana FA to hold press conference over World Cup failure

first_imgIn the wake of Ghana’s exit from the FIFA World Cup in the group stage, the Ghana Football Association will hold a press conference in Accra to shed light on the country’s abysmal performance.The press conference to be held at the Alisa Hotel at 1.00 pm today is expected to give a blow-by-blow account of the national team’s participation in the tournament.Ghana made their third-straight appearance at the World Cup in Brazil. But they crashed out after losing to Portugal in the last Group G game. Woeful on-the -pitch performance was outclassed by much more woeful performance off-the-pitch.Ghana coach Kwasi Appiah, the GFA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi and the entire Black Stars squad especially Sulley Muntari and attacker Kevin Prince Boateng find themselves on the chopping board of strong criticism following a less-than-the-standard performance at the World Cup.Sulley and Kelvin were sacked from the camp before the game against Portugal for acts of indiscipline. There were persistent media reports of some players fomenting mutiny. And they were earlier denied by the GFA. The final straw was after the players insisted on receiving their $100,000 appearance fee or boycott the game. The government okayed the physical transfer of $3 million to Brazil via a chartered flight hours before the game. Nonetheless, Ghana lost 2-1 to Portugal, activating a first round exit – short of an ambition to reach the semi-finalsGhana FA president, Kwesi Nyantakyi has attributed the failure by the Black Stars to cross the first round at this year’s World Cup to the “appearance fee syndrome”.”Money, money, money had been the refrain by the players, and it is a pity they allowed this to ruin our World Cup,” he has lamented.The president has called for a committee to investigate the record failure.last_img read more

Mandela archive now live on the web

first_img28 March 2012 The new Nelson Mandela Digital Archive is now live on the web, giving the global public – along with historians, educationalists, researchers and activists from around the world – free access to extensive information about the life and legacy of this extraordinary African statesman. In 2011, internet giant Google gave a US$1.25-million [R8.6million] grant to the Johannesburg-based Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory (NMCM) to help preserve and digitise thousands of archival documents, photographs and videos about Mandela. On Tuesday, the resulting online multimedia archive – archive.nelsonmandela.org – become a reality. Rare images, never-seen drafts According to the NMCM, the archive includes Mandela’s correspondence with family, comrades and friends, diaries written during his 27 years of imprisonment, and notes he made while leading the negotiations that ended apartheid in South Africa. The archive will also include the earliest-known photograph of Mandela, rare images of his cell on Robben Island in the 1970s, and never-seen drafts of Mandela’s manuscripts for the sequel to his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom. “This digital initiative will make it possible for us to reach the full spectrum of our stakeholders, from the global elite to systemically disadvantaged South Africans,” the centre’s Verne Harris said at the launch of the archive in Johannesburg on Tuesday. “Visitors can search and browse the archives to explore different parts of Mr Mandela’s life and work in depth: Early Life, Prison Years, Presidential Years, Retirement, Books for Mandela, Young People, and My Moments with a Legend.”Interactive online experience Also speaking at the launch, Steve Crossan, director of the Google Cultural Institute, said the project “shows how the internet can help preserve historical heritage and make it available to the world. “We’ve worked closely with the NMCM to create an interactive online experience with powerful search and browsing tools, so that users can explore Mr Mandela’s inspiring life story.” Luke Mckend, country manager for Google South Africa, said the archive currently included over 1 900 unique images, documents and videos, and would grow over time. “South Africans from all walks of life can now engage with important parts of our country’s history,” Mckend said. “For example, reading handwritten pages of a letter smuggled from Robben Island in 1977, or seeing warrant documents that sent Mr Mandela to jail, first for five years and then for life.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

10 months ago​Inter Milan target Man Utd veteran Valencia

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first_img​Inter Milan target Man Utd veteran Valenciaby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan are being linked to Antonio Valencia.The Manchester United captain is out of contract in the summer.Sky in Italy claim that Inter want to sign the 33-year-old right back on a free transfer.Valencia has been at United for nearly a decade, starring at both right wing and right back in his time at the club.But he has struggled for both form and fitness this season, falling behind Ashley Young in the pecking order.Valencia has only started 5 Premier League games this season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 days ago​Southend move on from Henrik Larsson

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Southend move on from Henrik Larssonby Freddie Taylor9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthend have lost out on the chance to make Henrik Larsson their next manager.The Swedish legend was seen as the favorite for the job, but it appears that any deal is now dead in the water.Sportbladet says Tommy Johnson was set to take over as the head of recruitment at the club.It was part of the deal to bring Larsson as manager.Johnson is backing out and is taking another job, which means Larsson is reconsidering as well.Larsson told the Swedish newspaper: “I was ready to sit down on a plane, fly over and sign on. Everything was basically clear.”Johnson felt important because he knows this league.”Of course it’s sad. At the same time, I know how this business works. Nothing is done until everything is signed.” last_img read more

Reese Witherspoon And Victoria Beckham Attend Kidstock Festival

first_imgCelebrities came out in droves this week to support the 6th Annual Kidstock Music and Arts Festival held at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. Attendees including Reese Witherspoon, Victoria Beckham, Kylie Jenner, Cody Simpson and Pete Wentz among others enjoyed live music, arts & crafts and games all to benefit the One Voice Scholars Program.Some of the most popular activities at the event were the homemade soda making station by SodaStream and the bean bag toss at the Baskin Robbins booth where you could win Baskin Robbins Giftcards. Both of which were must-have stops for pregnant Reese! She brought both Ava and Deacon by the SodaStream booth separately to make their own fizzy drinks throughout the day. Her flavor of choice — Cranberry Raspberry! She later treated herself to a scoop of ice cream. She took home information about the SodaStream sodamakers and some Baskin Robbins giftcards, so she’ll be able to recreate her soda/ice cream combination again!The One Voice Scholars Program mentors and prepares low-income and inner-city Los Angeles high school students for college and places them in top colleges across the United States. 100% of One Voice scholars gain admission to college. Under the guidance of One Voice 95% of their scholars graduate from college vs. the national graduation rate of 43% for low-income first-generation college students. 30% of these Scholars attend graduate school.Find out more about the One Voice Scholars Program here.last_img read more