With its action, the Scotia-Glenville School District joins with Niskayuna and Mohonasen school districts in providing this recognition and benefit to its veterans.We believe that all communities throughout Schenectady County value and desire to help their veterans. We look forward to the Schalmont school district, Schenectady City School District and Duanesburg Central school district adopting the Alternative Veterans’ Exemption.Robert J. SerottaPatricia MontoneSchenectadyThe writers are, respectively, commander and Auxiliary commander. The letter was signed by Greg Melita, Adjutant; Walter Schlegel, Sgt.-at-Arms; James Bleser, treasurer and Kurt von Maucher, chaplain.More from The Daily Gazette:Motorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashTroopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stopSchenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentsSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcySchenectady police reform sessions pivot to online Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion The members of Lt. Vibert O. Fryer, Chapter 88 of the Disabled American Veterans and our Auxiliary, wish to thank the Scotia-Glenville school board for its recent actions and the adoption of the Alternative Veterans’ Exemption.We are also grateful for the veterans and community members who showed up for school board meetings and public hearings to express their overwhelming support for veterans. The Scotia-Glenville community clearly showed that it supports and respects its veterans and men and women currently serving in the Armed Forces of the United States.
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Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:40Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:40 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenQuestions for Millennial home buyers01:41 50 Archer Street, Toowong, sold before it could go to auction, and came with permission to move the existing house on the 1,222sq m riverfront land.Overall SQM found the number of Brisbane properties listed for sale fell by 4.8 per cent in September over August, down 4.6 per cent year-on-year — pushed down by older stock selling, he said.“In terms of new listings it was actually a very stable month compared to August. New listings pretty much stayed the same,” he said. “Stock that was over 180 days fell away fairly significantly … Stock 90 to 100 days that was biggest fall of all, 6737 to 5696. That’s quite a fall.” 25 Hanover Drive, Alexandra Hills, sold for $892,000 before auction in the leadup to Spring.CoreLogic figures show the 12-month change in new listings was down 17 per cent in Brisbane, while total listings shrank -2.7 per cent to 19,602 in the River City.“Both new and total listings are tracking lower year on year across both Brisbane and Queensland state.”Mr Christopher said the apartment stock oversupply 2014 to 2017 had “put brakes on the housing market and on top of that we had this period from 2010 to 2017 when the Brisbane economy was patchy as a result of the mining downturn”. “We did record 1.2 per cent rise in asking prices for houses and 0.3 per cent rise in unit prices, which shows a little bit more confidence by vendors. But it’s still early days. I don’t think we’re at that almost frenzied point that Sydney and Melbourne are getting to.”He said the last time Brisbane had a housing boom was 2004 to 2008.“There hasn’t been a boom effectively for 11 years now. Brisbane has since then had a pick-up in economy, the rental market has tightened, a number of the issues that were keeping the market down have eased off. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Christal and Chris Fysentzou who have made a living out of flipping properties via their Zou Build company have snapped up a house in Mansfield which had been sitting on the market for about two months. Picture: Annette Dew.There are signs of a swing in the Brisbane real estate market as older listings find their mark and new properties fly off the books faster than they can be set up for sale.SQM Research managing director Louis Christopher said it was “early days”, but there were signs of a lift. Insane $45m mega-mansion hits market Curved beach house lands seven-figure deal 150 Beelarong Street, Morningside, sold for $1.025m before it could go to auction and came with a large landholding.“All these things have eased, the economy is picking up, more and more people are moving to Brisbane as well based on occupancy data. We’ve become increasingly optimistic about the market. It should start seeing vendors a little more confident, the signs are all there.”Certain types of property including homes with big blocks and those where approvals had already been sought for development or which were ripe for renovation were doing well.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoAmong those sold before auction was 150 Beelarong Street, Morningside, a three bedder that sold for $1.025m this year — almost double what the owner paid in 2003.Even vacant blocks of land were doing well, including 50 Archer St, Toowong, a riverfront property that had been set to go to auction but which agents John and Josephine Johnston now have under contract.“This property is a vacant piece of land with very clear development potential,” Mr Johnston said. “The aspect, the fact that it’s in a quiet street, looks out at two reaches of the river, it’s private, all those things combined, and the owner having succeeded in removing the existing house made it very desirable.” MORE: Housing set for fresh record highs He said new listings were tight at the start of Spring but now seeing “a very welcome resurgence in number”.“On the high end of the market there’s been a marked resurgence of quality listings that have come on,” he said.The swing is good news for Brisbane couple Christal and Chris Fysentzou of Zou Build who have made a living out of flipping properties after renovation.They’ve just bought a Mansfield house that was on the market for about two months.“For us, it’s not about trying to buy in areas that are already developed, we want to get into areas that are less established and have more room for improvement. It’s an upcoming suburb that is experiencing a lot of growth and house prices are on the rise,” Mrs Fysentzou said.“The intention is to renovate in 14 to 16 weeks… and put it on the market in the new year when everyone’s back from holidays.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK
Dutch offshore logistics service provider DHSS has completed the first CTV cargo run from its base in Eemshaven to the service operations vessel VOS Start at the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.Ørsted is developing the 450MW wind farm some 57 kilometres off the north-west coast of Germany. The wind farm will comprise 56 MHI Vestas 8.3MW wind turbines.The jack-up installation vessel Bold Tern installed the first four turbines at the site earlier this week and has now returned to the Port of Esbjerg in Denmark to pick up another set of four turbines.MHI Vestas chartered VOS Start to assist during the commissioning of the wind turbines. The wind farm is scheduled to be fully commissioned in 2019.
The relieved new head coach admitted he was “nervous” ahead of his debut in the Ireland hot-seat. Two tries from debutant replacement Dave Kearney – one set up by older brother Rob – and further scores from Peter O’Mahony, Fergus McFadden and Sean O’Brien eased the former Leinster coach’s international initiation. The Ireland boss said Henry’s progress will be monitored in the next few days, with the hope the issue was caught early enough for it not to develop into a major problem. Schmidt hailed the contributions of iconic duo Paul O’Connell and Brian O’Driscoll – and backed both to step up their injury returns in the coming fortnight. He continued: “I spoke to Brian after the game and he felt he could have gone the whole 80, but the tank was strating to run dry after 55. “He was relatively happy to see Ian Madigan heading his way, but he really enjoyed himself. “It wasn’t vintage Drico but it’s a step towards it. “And Paul really enjoyed it, enjoyed stretching his legs. “I thought he brought real value off the bench.” Frustrated with Ireland’s ball retention, Schmidt conceded he hopes a final-quarter flourish can whet the appetite of supporters for the clashes against Australia and New Zealand. He said: “We worked hard enough but we offered too much ball back to them. “We made three times as many tackles as them in the first half. “Going forward to next week and the week after I don’t think we can afford to be that untidy with the ball. “Young Jack McGrath showed a bit of vindication for the time and effort that he’s put in. “The first line-out try I thought was top-drawer. “The second half we did actually put a few plays together that did result in a few tries as well. “It’s going to take a bit of time because people are looking to find each other, and the system is different from what has gone before. “Maybe we were forcing a few passes that didn’t need to be, and that led to a little bit of frustration. “That led to a try-too-hard factor too, they frustrated themselves and the crowd at times. “But I hope that people got a little bit more interested and excited in those last 20 minutes about what can be achieved moving forward.” Samoa captain Kahn Fotuali’i slammed Samoa for failing to channel the motivation of an emotional tribute to the late Peter Fatialofa in the five-try defeat. Former Samoa centre Brian Lima led the Siva Tau before kick off, ripping off a T-shirt of late prop Fatialofa to end the ceremonial war dance bare-chested. Northampton scrum-half Fotuali’i expected that to get his side going, but admitted Samoa’s performance fell completely flat. “When we found out about Peter’s passing, that brought a bit of fire to it,” said the 31-year-old. “It’s disappointing to have that performance, especially for me leading the side, then for Brian leading the Siva Tau. “It was fitting to let Brian lead the Siva Tau because this game was dedicated to Fats, and we’re disappointed in the way we’ve played here.” Samoa move on to further tour matches against the French Barbarians and Georgia, with Fotuali’i admitting the Pacific Islands nation need more top-level games to keep improving. He added: “We would love to play tier-one teams, three games in a row, but we don’t get the chance to pick who we play. “So we’ve just got to prepare well for who is in front of us next.” Samoa coach Steve Betham confirmed fly-half Tusi Pisi suffered a concussion in his nasty head clash with wing Brando Vaaulu. Betham said: “Tusi Pisi was concussed and Brando suffered a nasty gash to his forehead. “We have to reassess where we are after this because that performance and result was hugely disappointing.” Ireland will need a “reality check” when reviewing their five-try Samoa victory to have any chance of beating Australia, warns boss Joe Schmidt. But Schmidt admitted his side must improve out of sight ahead of their impending Aviva Stadium clash with Australia, in the second weekend of autumn international action. Schmidt explained: “We’ll get a reality check when we look at it again: too many line-breaks from the Samoans. “And we can’t afford to do that against Australia. If they get on top they are extremely dangerous. “If we open up too many options for them, they will take them. “We are very, very aware of the threat Australia pose. “Our kicking out of the hand wasn’t as good as it could have been at times. “If someone manages to find Israel Folau, or Adam Ashley-Cooper next week, then we will find ourselves in trouble.” Schmidt confirmed Ulster flanker Chris Henry suffered a minor hamstring strain, leading to his half-time withdrawal. Press Association
Some may argue Saints’ campaign is pretty much over already, given they are all but certain to finish inside the top 10 but no higher than eighth. Still, with seven matches remaining, including Saturday’s clash with Newcastle, Pochettino insists there is much to play for, which is why he again would not be drawn on his future. Mauricio Pochettino wants to sit down with the Southampton board to discuss his and the club’s future – but not until the season is over. Press Association Speculation continues to mount over the former Argentina international’s long-term commitment, with Marseille, Monaco and Getafe the latest to be linked with a summer move. Pochettino laughed off such talk and pointed to the fact he has a further season to run on his existing deal, although outlined the importance of summer talks with Southampton’s newly-formed board following the January departure of ambitious – if divisive – executive chairman Nicola Cortese. “At the moment, we’re in the midst of finishing the competition as best as possible,” he said. “I am not a manager to speak about individual situations when we’re in the middle of doing that, which also includes my own personal, individual circumstances. “I think the fact that I still have an additional year on my contract is proof enough that we should be focusing on the league, focusing on the competitions. “After these six weeks, then we can speak about things in a calm manner and I can get to know more how the club wants to move forward, what the new project at the club is and how we move forward from then on. “With everything that has happened in January, with the arrival of a new team, a new vision for the football club, a new vision in a commercial and sporting sense, I don’t think it is time to be speaking about decisions or making abrupt decisions. “I think once the season is over, we can make a deep analysis of how we want to move forward. “We want to listen, especially more than anything to the new team, how they want to forward with the new team and from then on we can make a decision with the new team about how we move forward.”
CYCLING action returns to the West Demerara Region tomorrow when cycle coach and organiser Hassan Mohamed stages the 13th Annual Regan Rodrigues memorial 50-mile cycle road race, which wheels off from 08:00hrs.Defending champion Raul Leal of Team Evolution, who won the race last year in one hour 27 minutes 02.98 seconds will be looking to make a successful defence of the title. However, last year’s event was a 35-mile one as the West Coast Demerara carriageway was under repairs resulting in the race being cut short.Repairs to the roadway has been completed and this year’s event, which gets underway from outside the Wales Police Station, West Bank Demerara, will see the participants pedal to Bushy Park, East Bank Essequibo before turning back to finish at Schoonord, near the Demerara Harbour Bridge.The first six overall finishers will be rewarded with cash prizes and trophies, while the top three finishers in the junior, veteran, mountain bikes and female categories will also be rewarded with cash prizes and trophies.There will be eight prime prizes up for grabs.The event, which is being sponsored by Ricks and Sari Agro Industries Limited, is a memorial event for the former president of the Guyana Cycle Federation as well as the Carlton Wheelers Cycle Club.Rodrigues, who died in 2004 was also a champion motor racer who represented Guyana with distinction throughout the Caribbean Region.Christopher Cornelius is the defending junior champion, while EIan Jackson is the defending veteran champion and Shawn Boodhram the defending mountain bike champion.
UW sophomore Kirby Toon (1) was second on the team with nine kills in Saturday\’s spring home game against UW-Milwaukee.[/media-credit]In its first match of the spring season Saturday, the Wisconsin volleyball team defeated UW-Milwaukee 25-23, 25-17, 25-21 at the UW Field House. As it was an exhibition match, the teams also played a fourth set, which the Panthers won 25-21.The Badgers were led by 17 kills from senior Allison Wack, while sophomores Alexis Mitchell and Kirby Toon contributed nine apiece.As a team, Wisconsin totaled 51 kills and a .141 hitting percentage, compared to UW-Milwaukee’s 37 kills and .092 hitting percentage.“Milwaukee runs a very fast offense, so they were flying all over the place and it’s tough to keep up with,” UW head coach Pete Waite said. “I think we got better at it as the day went on, so that was good. Our hitting percentages need to be better. We need to bring that up and improve that.”While Waite was unhappy with his team’s cumulative hitting percentage, the Badgers posted a number of impressive individual percentages.Junior Janelle Gabrielsen led all players with a .364 percentage, while sophomore Kelsey Maloney finished at .267 and Wack was just behind her at .261. The 6-foot-1 Gabrielsen also finished with 33 assists and 11 digs as the Badgers’ setter.For UW-Milwaukee, senior Jenna Berg led the team with 13 kills and finished with a .250 hitting percentage, second to junior Melissa Jansen’s .294.In addition, the Panthers managed only three service aces, compared to 11 by the Badgers.“I think it was a lot more than what we had expected,” Mitchell said. “Our practices this morning were a little bit slow and we were just concerned because we lost a few people [from last season], but I think, as a team, we just started pretty consistently and finished that way and we communicated really well.”Both squads finished with eight blocks, with junior Mackenzie Millis of UWM leading all players with five stuffs. For UW, Mitchell led the way with four stuffs, while Toon added three.On the bright side for UW-Milwaukee, the Panthers finished the day with the advantage in total digs, 56-54.“I thought Milwaukee played great,” Gabrielsen said. “I mean, they had a lot of different things coming at us, a lot of quick stuff and it was fun to play, it was fun to see what they were going to do next. I thought they played great.”For the spring, UW made some changes to its lineup, as Toon moved back to the left side after playing on the right as a freshman.In addition, sophomore Mary Ording moved from the middle to the right side. UW was also joined by sophomore transfer Bailey Reshel, who played her freshman season at South Dakota. The 6-foot outside hitter played three of four sets Saturday, recording four kills and a hitting percentage of .182.For Wisconsin, the spring opener was also the only home match the Badgers would play all spring.After Saturday’s match, Wisconsin is off for two weeks as it prepares for a West Coast swing that will include four matches in six days. For the Badgers, the time off will present a valuable opportunity to assess their performance.“I still think our block setup and our reading of the opponents and their offense,” Waite said of further improvements his squad must make. “I think our middle attack needs to improve. So after a week of team training, that’s a really good reminder to us of what we need to focus on even more.”
Twenty years ago, on April 29, riots broke out in the city of Los Angeles not far from campus. The 1992 Los Angeles riots carried on for six days after the acquittal of four Los Angeles Police Department officers who were videotaped beating a man after a high-speed chase. The ruling incited a citywide violent protest declaring justice had not been served.Businesses were looted, homes burned down and 53 lives were taken as a result of the racial tension and uprising. The National Guard, U.S. Army and Marines were called into the city to help quell the riots and protect the city.Erna Smith, a professor of journalism who conducted a study on the media coverage of the L.A. riots, said she found animosity between races boiling before the beating of Rodney King.“Prior to the not-guilty verdicts in the Rodney King beatings, there had been several high-profile cases that exacerbated racial tensions, including the shooting of a black teenage girl by a Korean shop keeper who was sentenced to probation,” Smith said.The L.A. riots, however, crossed racial boundaries as victims and businesses of all races were targeted. Damages amounted to nearly $1 billion, according to Time magazine.Joseph Saltzman, a professor of journalism, said USC handled the immediate danger in the South Central area with concern to the students.“The university reacted very well in calming fears, adding more security and holding various meetings with students and faculty so everyone had the best possible, latest information,” Saltzman said. “Panic and fear usually [come] from the unknown, so by getting information out quickly, it helped calm everyone down.”Bryce Nelson, a professor of journalism, said students took part in the aftermath of the riot by helping with the cleanup.“USC always hoped to and worked to build a stronger relationship with the neighborhood,” Nelson said. “It was strong before that, but it played an increasing role after the riot.”Though USC’s academic standing and admissions were expected to be affected by the L.A. riots, Nelson said there was no damage to the school’s reputation.With the 20th anniversary of the riots approaching, Smith said it is important to realize the severity of racial issues in Los Angeles.“Unfortunately, race, in particular institutional racism, still matters a lot in this county,” Smith said. “And it will continue to matter if the only time we talk about it is when there’s riots.”
Mickelson compared Watson’s style unfavourably with that of the last winning US Captain Paul Azinger and McIlroy says the Americans may review their system. His players lavished praise on the Dublinner after their 5 point victory over the USA yesterday at Gleneagles.But McGinley’s says he’ll pass the baton on.Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy was playing in his third Ryder cup and he was asked about Phil Mickelsons critism of his Captain Tom Watson.