Upset over plowing on Eastern Parkway

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionI live on upper Eastern Parkway, a boulevard in Schenectady, although the city refers to them as “island streets.” Up until this year, the plows would come through and plow along the curb next to the sidewalk, then make their turn and come back and plow along the curb next to the “island” in the center, thereby putting the majority of the snow on the island and clearing the street for parking.Apparently, someone made the brilliant decision to only plow half the street and leave piles of snow in front of the sidewalk curbs. Three plows have gone by our house within an hour. Not one plow cleared the parking side of the street. All three of the people who live in this house are disabled in one way or another and incapable of shoveling snow off the street to allow for parking — especially heavy, wet snow from the storm last week.I called the mayor’s office and spoke with Linda, who referred me to Colleen, who was unavailable. I left a message with my phone number to ask for a return call. By 3:45 p.m., the day of the storm, I hadn’t received a return phone call, so I once again called the mayor’s office and spoke with Linda, who said she would take everything down and send an e-mail to the proper department.Within a half hour of our conversation, a plow went past the house. It didn’t plow the snow away from the curb in front of the house. Would someone please explain just what the problem is? There are no cars in front of the houses on Eastern Parkway (headed east) from Dean Street to Palmer and Ashmore avenues, as we all double park our cars in driveways to allow for street plowing. So, why aren’t you plowing the parking side of the street?Barbara KerrSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsSchenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsSchenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentsTroopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stopSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musiclast_img read more

Hammers end on a high after Nolan treble

first_imgCaptain Kevin Nolan scored a hat-trick as West Ham signed off the Barclays Premier League campaign with an entertaining 4-2 win over relegated Reading at Upton Park. The Irons were in complete control after a mistake from new England call-up Alex McCarthy gifted Nolan the opener on 23 minutes, with Ricardo Vaz Te sweeping home a second following more good work from Andy Carroll, completing the final game of his season-long loan from Liverpool. However, the Royals, who were relegated a couple of weeks ago, responded with two quick goals at the start of the second half through Garath McCleary and substitute Adam Le Fondre. The Irons, though, made sure of a creditable top-10 finish when Nolan netted again and then completed his hat-trick with a header three minutes from time. West Ham created an early opening when a deep cross from Mark Noble floated over to the far post, where Carroll just could not get enough contact to steer the ball past McCarthy. The Royals were not about to roll over and were almost ahead on eight minutes when Pavel Pogrebnyak’s downward header was turned away at full stretch by Jussi Jaaskelainen. Chris Gunter was clear of the West Ham defence on 22 minutes down the right and on into the penalty area, but his angled shot flew into the side netting. It proved a costly miss as West Ham went up the other end and took the lead, with more than a helping hand from the Reading keeper. There seemed little danger as McCarthy went to clear a routine back-pass, but only managed to smack the ball into Carroll. Nolan was on hand to collect, sidestep the embarrassed Royals number 21 and roll the ball into an empty net. McCarthy then showed just what he is capable of when pushing a bullet-header from Nolan up on to the crossbar. But it was 2-0 on 34 minutes. Carroll was again involved, as the England centre-forward pulled down a deep cross from the left and laid it back into the path of Vaz Te, who drove the ball back into the bottom corner. West Ham continued to press ahead of the interval and Vaz Te rattled the woodwork after darting into the right side of the penalty area once again, before Mohamed Diame drilled his 20-yard shot over the crossbar. The visitors had a goal back on 53 minutes as McCleary’s shot from the edge of the penalty area was deflected past the keeper off Noble. Remarkably, Reading were level within 90 seconds. Nick Blackman got away down the left and his ball floated right through the West Ham six-yard box toward the far post, where Le Fondre arrived to smash in the equaliser. West Ham slowly gained some momentum, and restored their lead on 79 minutes after Nolan latched on to a clever chip from Noble to hold off the Reading defence and slot past McCarthy. And the Royals keeper was beaten again three minutes from time when Nolan headed in a cross from Modibo Maiga to complete his hat-trick. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Buhari Salutes Golden Eaglets on Victory over Ecuador

first_imgGolden Eaglets won the match with two late goals to leave the final scoreline at 3-2 in top of the table clash against Ecuador. The feat guaranteed Nigeria’s qualification into the knock out phase with a game to spare in the.President Buhari, in a statement by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina in Abuja yesterday said: “The fact that the youngsters never gave up, and turned the table against their opponents, is a lesson in persistence and resilience.”The president recommended the can-do spirit displayed by the young boys to Nigerians, urging them to display such in all areas of endeavor, and in national development.While wishing the Eaglets well in their final group match against Australia, which may well be a formality, Buhari pledged government support to the boys as they strive to win the Under-17 World Cup yet again, thus confirming Nigeria’s position as a global power at the cadet level.The win against the South Americans leave Nigeria clear at the top of the Group B table and will face Australia tomorrow in the final match of the phase.Aside the win on Tuesday, another talking point of the match was the first hat trick of the on going tournament by match hero, Ibrahim Said,Not only has Said become the leading scorer at Brazil 2019, he has put Nigeria ahead of other countries regarding the number of hat trick stars in the history of the tournament.He is the sixth Nigerian to score three goals or more in a match after that of Phillip Osondu in a 3-2 defeat of Bolivia on July 14, 1987 at Jeux Canada Games Stadium, Saint John’s New Foundland in Canada.That of Nwankwo Kanu followed 26 years ago when the lanky footballer scored three of the goals in the 8-0 defeat of Canada on August 22, 1993 in Japan.Femi Opabunmi also scored three goals in a 5-1 defeat of Australia on March 23, 2001 in Trinidad & Tobago.The fourth Nigerian to score a hat trick in the competition was Kelechi Iheanacho who netted four times against Mexico in 2013.He is one of the only three players to have scored four goals in an U17 World Cup match.The other two are David of Spain in a match against New Zealand in 1997 and Colombia’s Carlos Hidalgo in the match against Finland in 2003.Victor Osimhen became Nigeria’s fifth player to score a hat trick when he found the net three times in a 6-0 defeat of Australia in a Round of 16 match in 2015.Nigerian Hat Trick Scorers at U17 World Cup1. Phillip Osondu – 3 goals; Nigeria 3-2 Bolivia; July 14, 19872. Nwankwo Kanu – 3 goals; Nigeria 8-0 Canada; Aug 22, 19933. Femi Opabunmi – 3 goals; Nigeria 5-1 Australia; Sep 23, 20014. Kelechi Iheanacho – 4 goals; Nigeria 6-1 Mexico; Oct 19, 20135. Victor Osimhen – 3 goals; Nigeria 6-0AustraliaOct 28, 20156. Ibrahim Said – 3 goals; Nigeria 3-2 Ecuador; Oct. 29, 2019Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Golden Eaglets FIFA U-17 WORLD CUPFemi SolajaPresident Muhammadu Buhari has applauded the performance of the Golden Eaglets in their second match of the ongoing FIFA Under-17 World Cup finals in Brazil on Tuesday.last_img read more

Elegance from the Emmys with Patrick Gildea

first_imgAfter a year of watching all our favourite TV programmes with so many amazing characters it was lovely to see our much loved stars looking so elegant and glamorous on the Emmys Red Carpet.Any Red Carpet event is a great opportunity to gain some fashion and hair inspirations for weddings and special occasions and the Emmys didn’t disappoint.Patrick asked Noreen one of our Artistic Directors to pick out some of her favourite glamourous looks from this week’s Emmy Awards. Noreen said “The Emmys red carpet didn’t disappoint, not only where we treated to some beautiful up-styles, beautiful colours were showcased as well as some gorgeous natural curls, here are some of my favourite looks from the night”.Kerry Washington – Natural Curls The 39 year old actress proudly showed off her baby bump and natural hair and it was absolutely gorgeous. Typically Kerry keeps her hair slick and straight so it was no wonder that her her texturised free falling, curls were the talk of twitter and other social media outlets. The volumious look really stood out but still showcased her beautiful face with a simple middle parting. Undoubtedly one of our favourites on the night!Kerri Russel – Beautiful Bronde Soft Hollywood wavesKerri’s beautiful bronde hair colour picked up the golden glints in her green eyes and her naturally curly hair was styled in soft Hollywood inspired waves with a deep side part that fell loosely over one shoulder for a gorgeous glamorous look.Olivia Culpo – Messy BunThe former Miss Universe looked absolutely radiant on the red carpet and her wonderful messy bun added a relaxed vibe to her otherwise glamourous look.Sofia Vergara – Highlighted Cheerleader PonytailSofia Vergara looked absolutely radiant with her thick, golden highlighted locks styled into a cheerleader ponytail brining a youthful vibe to this glamorous look, featuring a knotted base and bouncy waves tightly pulled back into a voluminous ponytail *If you would like to recreate any of these looks or have some ideas of your own let us know, did you know that you can book your appointment online by clicking here http://www.patrickgildea.ie/book-online/ or call us on 074-9125476Elegance from the Emmys with Patrick Gildea was last modified: September 21st, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more