This is about the story about the female truck driver who crashed into the Weaver Street bridge.I have lived in Schenectady 77-plus years, read The Gazette for the greater number of those years, and have read innumerable stories about accidents at this site. I have never, ever read the sex of any of the drivers noted in the article.June GrinterScotia Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion More from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff…EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation
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Premier League postpone Man City v Arsenal clash over coronavirus fears More than 4,000 people have died from coronavirus (Picture: Getty)‘We understand this will cause inconvenience and cost to fans planning to attend the game but Arsenal, Manchester City and the Premier League have agreed that the short notice of Mr Marinakis’ infection means there is no alternative but to take the time to complete a proper assessment of risk.‘All necessary measures are being taken and the Premier League currently has no plans to postpone any other matches.’More than 119,000 people have contracted Covid-19 worldwide, with the virus killing over 4,200 people.Revealing he had contracted coronavirus, Forest and Olympiakos owner Marinakis said on Tuesday: ‘The recent virus has “visited” me and I felt obliged to let the public know.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I feel good as I take all the necessary measures and I discipline to the doctor’s instructions.’Defending Premier League champions Manchester City are currently second in the English top-flight, 25 points behind Liverpool, while Arsenal are ninth.The Gunners, now managed by former City coach Mikel Arteta, were knocked out of the Europa League by Olympiakos.MORE: Rio Ferdinand makes Liverpool v Atletico Madrid predictionMORE: Coachella delayed until October over coronavirus ‘fears’ Advertisement The Premier League clash between Manchester City and Arsenal has been postponed (Picture: Getty)The Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal, due to take place on Wednesday night at the Etihad, has been postponed over coronavirus fears.It emerged earlier this week that a number of Arsenal players and staff members had come into contact with Nottingham Forest and Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis, who on Tuesday confirmed he has contracted Covid-19.With those unnamed Arsenal players and staff now set to undergo a 14-day self-isolation period, the Premier League has postponed Wednesday’s fixture at the Etihad.A statement read: ‘Tonight’s game between Manchester City and Arsenal has been postponed as a precautionary measure following the announcement yesterday that Evangelos Marinakis has contracted COVID-19.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Thirteen days ago, Olympiakos played at the Emirates Stadium in the Europa League and Mr Marinakis, the Greek club’s owner, met with several Arsenal squad members and staff. Visit our live blog for the latest updates Coronavirus news live‘Following medical advice, Arsenal FC and Manchester City FC consider it is necessary to postpone their fixture due to be played this evening to give time to fully assess the situation.‘The Premier League has therefore agreed that tonight’s game will be rearranged. Comment Louis SealeyWednesday 11 Mar 2020 1:13 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.1kShares Advertisement
Lula “Pat” Schuman age 90 of Osgood passed away August 6, 2019 at Manderley Health Care Center. Pat was born May 19, 1929 in Fleming, KY the daughter of the late Charles and Nellie Pollit Cooper. She married Frank “Peck” Schuman on June 4, 1948! They made their home in Ripley, Ohio and in December of 1959 they moved to Osgood due to Peck’s job with US Shoe. There they made their home. They owned and operated Peck’s Service Station on the south edge of Osgood from the early 1970’s until 1994. Pat and Peck were married 62 years and on July 9, 2010 he preceded her in death.Her most important job was the raising of her two children, Ted and Ella Mae. In her later years, she enjoyed painting watercolor pictures and everything else from shirts to rocks. As her husband said, if it isn’t moving, she will paint it! Something else that she was known for making were her button necklaces that she gave to many friends. Eating out with her friends and working activities at St. John’s Catholic Church is how she spent a lot of her time. Last but certainly not least were her grandchildren and family. She loved them all so very much along with being so proud of them. Survivors include her son Teddy (Teresa) Schuman of Shelbyville, IN and daughter Ella Mae (Dan) Lemen of Yorktown, IN. Five grandchildren: Shari Hershey, Sandi (Ed) Brzak, Jeff (April) Lemen, Neil (Erin) Schuman and Scott (Emily) Schuman. Eight great grandchildren along with one great, great grandchild also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband along with nine siblings.Services will be held all in one day on August 10, 2019 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Osgood. The visitation will be from 9:00 am until 11:00 am at which time the funeral will begin. Burial will be at the church cemetery in Osgood. Memorials may be given to St. John’s Cemetery in care of the funeral home. Arrangements handled by Neal’s Funeral Home.
Press Association The Dane has enjoyed a dream first season in charge at the Liberty Stadium, guiding the club to Capital One Cup success and to a top-10 finish in the Premier League. Laudrup is already looking to strengthen his squad with a Europa League campaign on the horizon next term, but he believes managing expectations will be very important. “It’s impossible to always move forward but sometimes even maintaining the status quo is enough,” he said in an interview with Yahoo!. “At this club we cannot pretend to think that we are going to win another major trophy next year, or even the year after that because that will be very difficult.” Michael Laudrup believes it will be very difficult for Swansea to repeat their success of this season. Laudrup added: “However, if we’re talking about the Premier League, I think we will have to improve just to stay where we are now. “It’s a little early to set exact targets because we still have to get new players in but with our idea of the players we want, I think our target should be to try to at least stay mid-table and consolidate ourselves as a Premier league side. It will be very, very tough to stay in mid-table because some of the other clubs below us want to invest to improve.” Securing the club’s first major honour against Bradford at Wembley ranks as a clear highlight in Swansea’s season, but Laudrup believes there have been plenty of other performances to savour. “Of course winning the final was the major moment, but in a season there are always ups and downs, always moments you remember particularly well,” said Laudrup. “I think winning several difficult away games is a particular highlight, this season we won at Anfield, Stamford Bridge and The Emirates so there has been some very important wins in stadia where you normally don’t expect to come away with anything.” As well as Premier League big guns like Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea, Swansea will also welcome Welsh rivals Cardiff to the Liberty Stadium next season after the Bluebirds won the npower Championship title to earn a place in the Premier League. Laudrup, who experienced the Rome and El Clasico derbies during his playing career, is looking forward to locking horns with Malky Mackay’s side. He said: I’ve heard a lot about the Cardiff and Swansea games. I played in several derbies and other huge games in my playing career so I’m looking forward to experiencing a new one.”
Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given has hailed new manager Tim Sherwood as someone who “oozes confidence”. In a rare outing for Villa on Sunday, with Sherwood looking on from the stands at Villa Park following his appointment the previous day, Given produced a superb performance to help the club into the FA Cup sixth round with a 2-1 win over Leicester. After a couple of days working on the training ground with Sherwood, Given can sense he possesses the attitude to help Villa in the battle to avoid relegation from the Barclays Premier League. Press Association Given, who previously played alongside Sherwood at Blackburn where the latter was captain, said: “He’s always been a leader and was always a very good skipper. “He was the main man in the changing room. He was the go-between with the players and the manager. “I think he’s fantastic leader, a real positive person and he just oozes confidence.” Speaking to the club’s official website, Given added: “I’ve not worked with him as a coach or manager before. “But being out there in our first training session it’s obvious he knows what he wants from the team, and how he wants us to play. “Even at the game at the weekend, he came in to the dressing room at half-time to get his message across. “The way he speaks, people respond to that and he has a real positive outlook on football and life in general. “Straight away he’s instilled a few things into the team about how he wants us to play. “That’s very much on the front foot and being really positive on the pitch. I think that’ll stand us in good stead.”
The parents of a 21-year-old South Florida resident who was abducted, raped and murdered by a sex offender while away at college two years ago, are taking to the national airwaves to tell their story.Toby Tokes and Lisa McCrary-Tokes will appear on NBC’s “Dateline” this week, in a story about their daughter, Reagan Tokes.According to “Dateline” senior producer Allison Orr, “We hear about a lot of tragic crimes at ‘Dateline’ and most of us who work here have become pretty familiar with how criminal investigations work. And yet — when we heard the details of the Reagan Tokes case, we were floored. It seemed there was a real misconception about how GPS monitoring in the criminal justice system works, and we wanted to dig deeper.”Tokes, a psychology major at Ohio State University, was abducted just after leaving her restaurant job near the campus. Her killer, Brian Golsby, forced Tokes to withdraw $60 from an ATM and made her drive to a public park several miles away.Golsby then shot Tokes in the head twice before leaving her body in the park, according to media reports. Authorities discovered her body the following day.Her parents live in Parkland and own Armorvue Window & Door in Boca Raton.“Dateline” producers spent five months interviewing the couple and their daughter Makenzie, as well as friends and law enforcement officials.The story will also focus on how Golsby was wearing an ankle monitor during the attack, as he was out from prison on early release.Reagan’s father, Toby, says, “They had this monster in their grasp and they let him slip through.”Golsby was convicted and sentenced to life in prison without parole last year.The Reagan Tokes Act, for which the parents advocated, was signed into law in Ohio last December. It allows a judge to sentence a violent offender to a range of years in prison, instead of a set sentence.McCrary-Tokes says her daughter “was meant to have an impact in the world and she has and still is, lives will be saved due to the Reagan Tokes Act.”The family also created the Reagan Delaney Tokes Memorial Foundation. It provides college scholarships and hosts self-defense training at schools. Nearly $200,000 has been awarded in scholarships from “Rally for Reagan” events.The “Dateline” episode featuring the Tokes’ story will be shown on Monday, June 24 at 10 p.m.
BHARAT Mangru, coach of the national senior female cricket team, has urged his players to focus on the job at hand ahead of today’s pivotal round of Cricket West Indies (CWI) Women’s T20 Blaze.The Guyanese will clash with defending champions Jamaica in the first of three games, billed for the Guyana National Stadium, Providence from 09:00hrs.After his side’s first-round defeat at the hands of Trinidad and Tobago by five wickets, the Guyanese rebounded to beat the Leeward Islands by 23 runs in the second round on Friday.Jamaica, on the other hand, suffered similar results, with a win from two games. They won their opening encounter against Windward Islands before suffering a nine-wicket defeat by Barbados.However, despite the mixed results from the Jamaicans, Mangru is taking nothing for granted, and as such, believes every opponent poses a threat.“We know Jamaica will come hard at us, but we are confident of a positive result,” Mangru said at the conclusion of the squad’s training session yesterday, at the GYO ground in the capital city.Meanwhile, captain Shemaine Campbelle urged her batters, especially the top order, to come good.“We need a better performance from our batters if we will set a good score tomorrow (today) game. A few batters got starts on Friday but they need to carry on,” Campbelle, the West Indies player pointed out.At present the tournament is wide open with Barbados with two wins on six points while Guyana and Jamaica are on three points each.In other third-round fixture today will see Barbados play Windward Islands from 14:00hrs while Trinidad and Tobago will oppose Leeward Islands from 19:00hrs.
At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, a group of anxious college students was huddled outside a basement classroom in Mudd Hall. They were wearing black robes resembling graduation gowns and holding a red gift bag and an old-looking boombox.Tapped · The Mortar Board recognized Adlai Wertman, a professor of clinical management and organization, with a tapping ceremony Tuesday. – Arya Harsono | Daily TrojanThese five students represented a portion of the university’s Mortar Board, which promotes and recognizes academic excellence at the university.One girl, not in a black robe, took the boombox and ran into the classroom. The group of black-robed students huddled together and one exclaimed excitedly that this will be the first “tapping” he will ever take part in.The group lined up as last-minute students darted into the classroom. They giggled as they passed the strange outfits of the Mortar Board members.“We look like Dementors,” one of the students said.Outside the classroom, the USC fight song rang out. It’s show time. The black robes waltzed into the classroom and stood in a line at the front, while the non-robed girl, Angeli Agrawal, turned off the music and stood up to read a speech.Agrawal had nominated Adlai Wertman, a professor of clinical management and organization, to be recognized by Mortar Board through a tapping ceremony, which is designed to be a surprise for the professor.Wertman put on his glasses and looked puzzled to the front of the classroom. He sat down and looked forward.He had no idea that he was this semester’s Mortar Board honoree. In fact, his first thought was that the group of students was presenting an assignment that all students were scheduled to present.“And then I noticed that none of these students are in the class,” he said.Wertman is no ordinary professor. Before coming to USC, he spent 18 years working on Wall Street. Wertman then left Wall Street to run a homeless agency on Skid Row and spent seven years as president and CEO of Chrysalis, a non profit in Los Angeles solely devoted to helping the homeless find employment.Wertman said he wants to encourage business students to make a difference.“Students who went to business school weren’t looking at careers in social enterprises, and people who wanted a career focused on helping others weren’t going to business school,” Wertman said.Wertman said USC was a good fit for motivating students to make a difference because of support from Marshall School of Business Dean James Ellis and the inclination USC students have to make a difference.“USC students naturally feel that they have a responsibility and role in society after graduation,” Wertman said.At USC, he founded the Society and Business Lab at Marshall — an organization dedicated to teaching students the importance of business from a social reform perspective.According to Wertman, everything he has accomplished in life — or just about — can be attributed to his good fortune.“I was born in the United States. I was born with parents who prioritized education. And I was born with an innate ability to learn and an ability to communicate,” he said. “The only thing I added to that was hard work.”As a result, Wertman felt it didn’t seem fair to just worry about maximizing income.“I felt it was my responsibility to use those gifts to help people who weren’t born as lucky as I was,” he said.For Wertman, receiving the Mortar Board honor confirmed that he’s doing his job and accomplishing his goals.“Since my goal is to teach and inspire students, I am really honored by being told that my students are acknowledging that I’m doing my job [and inspiring them],” Wertman said.
“Rick Caruso only responded to me when I hired a lawyer,” Hsieh said. “I sent him emails. I called him and he never responded. I needed legal consulting to tell me as a trustee, what are [my] rights.” Chopra and Olson said Board conversations regarding Ellis’ termination began early in October. Trustees had the opportunity to discuss the termination twice before the meeting in December. Board of Trustees Chairman Rick Caruso said trustee Ming Hsieh’s legal counsel is a conflict of interest. (Daily Trojan file photo) The Board meeting was called approximately a week after Austin announced her decision in December to terminate Ellis from his position as dean after evaluating a record of Office of Equity and Diversity complaints dating back to 2009. In an email to Marshall faculty in December, Ellis said that the majority of these cases never crossed his desk. In an interview with the Daily Trojan, Hsieh said Caruso was allegedly unresponsive to his communications in the months prior to the meeting. After multiple failed attempts to connect with Caruso, Hsieh hired attorney Louis Miller as his legal counsel. USC trustee Ming Hsieh spoke out on his temporary removal from a Board of Trustees meeting in December, during which the Board voted to support Interim President Wanda Austin’s decision to terminate Marshall School of Business Dean James Ellis. “You presided over an opaque process whereby Jim was removed without any legitimate basis and without informing him — or the Board of Trustees — of the underlying facts,” Hsieh wrote. “I believe you did all this to curry favor with and make yourself look good in the press — as a ‘champion’ of diversity.” Caruso said in an interview with the Daily Trojan that Hsieh was asked to exit the room for approximately one hour during the deliberation at the instruction of the Board’s counsel. “There was a full conversation,” Caruso said. “There was a presentation by the president, and every trustee had the opportunity to discuss, including Ming.” “That conflict was created because Mr. Hsieh was concurrently represented on the same matter and by the same attorney as Dean Ellis,” Caruso wrote. “Immediately prior to that Board meeting, Mr. Hsieh directed that attorney to send a letter to the Board outlining his disagreement with [Interim] President Austin’s decision.” However, Hsieh maintains that there is no conflict of interest. “All of us have attorneys who represent us; are you going to silence the entire Board, or just the members who disagree with you or come from a different ethnicity or nationality?” Roski wrote. Hsieh claims that even though he asked to speak for 10 minutes, he was granted only one. Caruso, Chopra and Olson said he spoke for up to five minutes. The Daily Trojan could not confirm how long he spoke at the meeting. According to Hsieh, he already knew that Miller also represents Ellis. Hsieh said he hired Miller because he was knowledgeable about Ellis’ termination. Hsieh disclosed Miller as his legal counsel in a letter sent to the Board prior to the meeting. Though he shares legal representation with Ellis, he was still allowed to speak at the meeting. O’Melveny & Myers attorneys Apalla Chopra and Steve Olson, who are representing the Board of Trustees, said the meeting invited discussion from trustees who stood on both sides of Austin’s decision to terminate Ellis. Hsieh’s attorney, they said, presented a legitimate conflict of interest. “There’s not a set amount of time [to speak], but you have a lot of trustees,” Olson said. “And on this particular issue, many expressed opinions on both sides … Ming had already written through his attorney a long letter to the Board outlining his position.” In a statement released to the USC community, Board of Trustees Chairman Rick Caruso said Hsieh was asked to temporarily exit the meeting due to conflict of interest. “We understood his position,” Caruso said. “I respect his position … [and] he was asked to come back. …. Everybody in the room was given a fair opportunity [to speak].” In his letter, Roski said he believes Caruso was “bullying” Hsieh because of his race and differing viewpoints. However, Hsieh penned his concerns over the tone and conduct of the meeting in a letter to Caruso on Jan. 11. Hsieh wrote that Ellis’ termination as Marshall dean is an example of the challenges USC has with establishing transparency and accountability. He further alleged that Caruso mishandled the Board meeting. In response to this allegation, Caruso said in the interview the Board comprises a diverse group of individuals with different ideas and that this diversity strengthens the Board. “[I respect] every race [and] religion; I respect every trustee,” Caruso said. “I wouldn’t take advantage of anybody, period. I just have never lived my life that way.” Austin’s decision received backlash from the Marshall community. Many business students, faculty and donors remain supportive of Ellis, who has overseen a boost in the school’s rankings and an increase in diversity among students. Ellis will officially step down from his position as dean on June 30. “You took advantage of the fact that English is Ming’s second language to stifle his ability to make his case,” Roski wrote. “It is extremely humiliating,” Hsieh said. “I asked for 10 minutes.” However, Caruso said the tone of the meeting was “very civil” and that all trustees were granted some time to speak on the matter. “We all have a fiduciary obligation to act in the best interest of the University,” Caruso said. “By [Hsieh] engaging counsel, the same counsel as Jim Ellis, and making certain demands on the University — that’s what created conflict.” Trustee Edward Roski penned a letter to Caruso on Dec. 19 expressing his concerns over the nature of Hsieh’s removal from the meeting. In the letter, Roski wrote that Caruso “verbally abused” Hsieh. While Caruso explained he respects Hsieh’s sentiments, he asked him to step out of the meeting so that the discussion would be “privileged” and “confidential,” according to his statement. “[Caruso] can’t push the people around,” he said. “I told him there is no conflict of interest [because] my interests line up with [the University’s].” Andrea Klick contributed to this report.