20 Oct

Enjoyed article about 109-year-old woman

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionEnjoyed article about 109-year-old womanYour May 7 story about Dorothy McClements and her family was such a nice way to start a day. Maureen VanHeusenSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Motorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcySchenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentsTroopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stoplast_img read more

22 Sep

EPL: Leicester cement third spot with massive win over West Ham

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Foxes attack Burnley EPL: Underdogs tackle Leicester City EPL: Newcastle hammer West Ham away Leicester City shrugged off a recent slump in form to consolidate third place in the Premier League with Ayoze Perez’s late double capping a 4-1 home win over lowly West Ham United on Wednesday. Back-to-back defeats by Southampton and Burnley had cast some doubt over their top-four credentials but goals by Harvey Barnes and Ricardo Pereira before halftime put them in control. The only surprise was it took Brendan Rodgers’s side 24 minutes to go ahead, with Barnes applying the finishing touch after combining well with Ricardo. Premier League top scorer Jamie Vardy became the latest victim of the injury curse afflicting English strikers when he limped off in the 43rd minute but Leicester responded by doubling their lead on the stroke of halftime when Barnes turned provider for Ricardo to fire home. Skipper Mark Noble gave West Ham a lifeline in the 50th minute when he converted from the spot after Wilfred Ndidi was adjudged to have fouled Sebastien Haller. West Ham stayed in contention but Perez restored Leicester’s two-goal lead from the spot after 81 minutes and rubbed salt into the Hammers’ wounds with a second goal in the 88th minute. Leicester have 48 points from 24 games, eight ahead of fourth-placed Chelsea, while West Ham, who have 23 points, are only outside the relegation zone by virtue of goal difference.Tags: Leicester CityWest Hamlast_img read more

20 Sep

Mark Hughes focused on Stoke beating Watford instead of personal landmark

first_imgMark Hughes is looking forward to his 100th game as Stoke boss but he is more focused on his team’s chances of notching a fourth straight win than the personal landmark. “I don’t think we are anywhere near where we can get to. There’s more progress to come, we’re confident of that.” Hughes will make late calls on whether striker Mame Diouf and captain Ryan Shawcross will be involved on Saturday. Diouf has been on compassionate leave following the death of his mother, while Shawcross’ recovery from summer back surgery is nearing completion, with the defender having played 90 minutes for the under-21s earlier this week. Hughes said: “Given the circumstances we’re mindful of where Mame is. If it’s the right decision to give him a bit more time, then so be it. “Ryan probably feels ready. He could play – but the likelihood is he won’t tomorrow. “We have three games over the next week. He’s more likely to be involved Tuesday (against Chelsea) and next weekend (against Newcastle).” Meanwhile, Hughes is giving Per Mertesacker “the benefit of the doubt” after the Arsenal defender was quoted as telling German sports magazine Kicker: “When a mediocre club like Stoke spends almost €10million on an average player from Hannover, then that’s lucrative for the German club” – referring to Potters striker Joselu. Hughes said: “I am prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt. Not that I’m good at German, but maybe there’s a different interpretation of the words he used.” Hughes will bring up his century with Saturday’s Barclays Premier League visit of Watford. When asked on Friday if he hoped to celebrate the occasion with a victory, Hughes said: “You always hope to win, but I’m not too bothered about that kind of landmark. “I think it’s more about focusing on what the team is doing – and we are pleased with that.” The Welshman, sacked in his previous role as QPR manager after less than a year, added: “I do think the fact it is 100 games is good as it means I have lasted a little bit longer than I did in my last job. “Long may it continue.” Stoke fans have every reason to hope Hughes stays put for some time. So far, he has guided the Potters to two ninth-placed finishes, which is their highest final position in the Premier League. Although three points from their first six games of 2015-16 represented their worst start to a campaign in the division, if they continue their recent winning streak by beating Watford it will give them 15 points from their opening 10 fixtures – equalling their best tally on that front. Hughes, who has introduced a more expansive style at Stoke, said: “It’s a lot of work by a lot of people that has enabled the club to be stronger – in my view – than it was when I walked through the door. “We continue to try to push the bar higher and we don’t want to stand still. Press Associationlast_img read more