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Tioga Downs, local leaders demand state reopens casinos

first_imgNICHOLS (WBNG) — Tioga Downs is demanding the state allows casinos to open after remaining closed even after phase four of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s reopening plan went into effect for the Southern Tier on June 26. Broome County Executive Jason Garnar asks, “If Walmart can open, why can’t Tioga Downs?” Additionally, horse racing officials say if the racetrack at the casino is not allowed to reopen, they will be forced to take 200 to 300 horses to kill pens. On July 16, Tioga Downs sent a WARN Notice to employees saying that if the casino’s racetrack does not open before Oct. 1. 2020, it will be forced to close. State Senator Fred Akshar was also in attendance at Friday’s news conference. Garnar says he was able to provide a tax cut last year due to the $1.5 million revenue the casino brings into the county. center_img More than 600 employees will be affected should that happen. At the conference Union workers also called upon the state to end of the difference between Tioga Downs and casinos on Native American territory, addressing the fact that the Turning Stone casino has been allowed to reopen. The casino says if the governor offers guidance, one thing it will do to ensure everyone’s safety is to take the temperature of all guests who enter the facility. In a news conference on Friday, Tioga County officials asked the governor to provide some guidance so they may reopen.last_img read more

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Maxine Klump

first_imgMaxine Elisabeth Klump, 90, of New Alsace, Indiana passed Saturday November 18, 2017. She leaves her beloved children: Terry Damon of New Alsace, Michelle (Donald Jr.) Paquette of New Alsace, and Nancy (Steven) Lillie of New Alsace. She leaves her grandchildren: Stephanie (Andy) Hartman, Kathy Vidourek, Michael Damon, Lee Lillie, Kat Lillie, and Donald Paquette III. She also leaves her great grandchildren: Zachary Orndorff, Kyle Hartman, Molly Orndorff, Elizabeth Miles, Emily Vidourek. Meghan Vidourek, Peyton Hartman, Charlie Vidourek, Wyatt Hartman, and Natalie Damon. Maxine is survived by her sisters-in-law Alice Hughes and Hilda Klump.Maxine was preceded in death by her husband Michael Klump, daughter Kathleen Klump, and her brother Jerry Hughes.Maxine was born in New Alsace and was a lifelong member of St. Paul Catholic Church. She attended St. Paul Elementary School and graduated from Guilford High School as class valedictorian. Later she continued her education at Edgecliff College and received her BA in Education at Thomas More College in 1973. She earned her masters degree at Xavier University. She taught for 16 years. She loved teaching and she loved her students.Maxine was a member of the NCCW (National Council of Catholic Women) and served as Deanery President and Archdiocesan Secretary. At St. Paul’s she belonged to the Ladies Sodality, served as a religious education teacher, and sang in the choir. She and her husband started the weekly Rosary Prayer Group, and purchased the electronic bells for the Church.Maxine loved journalism and wrote for “The Beacon” – The New Alsace News. She was the editor of The History of St. Paul Parish for both the sesquicentennial in 1983 and the update for the 175th anniversary in 2008. In addition she had two poems published, and she was a contributor to the book The Longest Raid by Lester V. Horwitz.Maxine was a member of the Morgan Raiders Trail Committee, the Hillforest Historic Foundation, Literary Guild, North Dearborn Band Boosters, NDHS PTO, and program chairperson for the Cincinnati Symphony Club. She was also a charter member of the North Dearborn American Legion Post #452 Ladies Auxiliary.Visitation is Saturday, November 25, 2017at St Paul’s Church (All Saints Parish) from 10:00 – 12:45 with the Rosary at 10:00. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00.Memorials to St. Paul Cemetery Fund (All Saints Parish), American Legion Post #452 Ladies Auxiliary, and Ripley Crossing.last_img read more

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Classy Hazard lands top PFA award

first_img The 24-year-old Belgian has scored 18 goals across all competitions for his club this season, helping the Blues win the Capital One Cup and putting them on the brink of a first Premier League title since 2010. He was rewarded for his sterling performances with the top individual award of the night at the Grosvenor Hotel in London. Tottenham striker Harry Kane won the Young Player of the Year award and was second in the voting for the top prize, with Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea third. Victory in their next two games – at Leicester and at home to Crystal Palace – would see Chelsea wrap up the championship. Hazard said of his award success: ” I’m very happy. One day I want to be the best and what I did this season is play very well, Chelsea played very well. “I don’t know if I deserve to win but it is good for me. “It is good, it is better to be voted by the players – they know everything about football. This is good. I’m very happy.” He took the Young Player of the Year prize 12 months ago, and has rapidly progressed to the top award. “We are almost champions, maybe this is the key,” said Hazard. ” Last season we finished third and this season we have an opportunity to win the league. This has changed from last season. “I continue like I did last season – I try to be the same. I try to score more goals than last season. Personally I have played a good season, I have been there in the big games and I scored a lot of important goals, this is why I’m better this season.” Hazard’s goal last weekend earned Jose Mourinho’s men a 1-0 win over Manchester United. Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard was the toast of the English game on Sunday as he carried off the PFA Player of the Year award. Press Association He picked out that moment as one of his best of the campaign. Asked to describe his season in a single word, Hazard struggled. “I don’t want to say ‘amazing’ because it is not finished yet – maybe amazing!” he said. “I started the season not to be the PFA player of the year but it was in my head – I want to be the best and I hope one day I can win a lot of trophies. “I just want to say thank you to the players who voted for me – it is always good to have an individual trophy but the most important thing is to win the league. “I hope I can win a lot of trophies again – the most important is to win the league, without my team-mates I would not be here. “Jose (Mourinho) lets me play, we talk sometimes together and when I’m on the pitch I know what I have to do, this is most important. “We are almost there to win the league. “Last season we finished third, now we can bring the trophy to Stamford Bridge, personally I have played a very good season, have scored a lot of important goals and this is why I’m here. Mourinho has long sung the praises of the 24-year-old, believing he is rivalled by only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the global order. ”I had lots of stars, but he is the humble star,” the Portuguese said last weekend. “He knows that he is one of the three best players in the world, the responsibility that comes (with that) and he is coping with that responsibility. ”He understands that his talent is fundamental for the team.” Hazard was earlier on Sunday named in the PFA Premier League team of the year – for the third time in his three seasons in England. He was one of six Blues players in the XI, along with captain John Terry, Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanovic, Nemanja Matic and Diego Costa. Ivanovic, though, was in no doubt as to the team’s most influential cog. The Serbia defender, speaking about Hazard last week, said: ”He has been our most important player since day one. ”He is the guy who you just have to give the ball and he will do everything. ‘Sometimes he looks so impressive, like he is not from this world.” Hazard arrived at Stamford Bridge in June 2012 – having been crowned Ligue 1 player of the year in each of his final two campaigns with Lille – for a fee reportedly around £32million. Kane – the only English attacking player in the team of the season – also had a night to remember. The 21-year-old has enjoyed a remarkable rise to stardom, scoring 30 goals for Spurs in all competitions this term despite not being given a regular starting slot until November. He helped Mauricio Pochettino’s men to the Capital One Cup final, and also scored 79 seconds into his senior England debut as a substitute in the 4-0 European Championship qualifying victory over Lithuania at Wembley last month. South Korean midfielder Ji So-yun made it a Chelsea double by taking the Women’s Player of the Year award. She said: “I’m really, really happy to be nominated alongside Hazard, I’m really proud of myself and Chelsea, and the Chelsea Ladies team.” last_img read more

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Tony Pulis thinks Saido Berahino transfer window “circus” could go the distance

first_img This week Spurs, along with Chelsea and Newcastle, were reported to have tabled bids but Pulis denied that such an approach had been made. Pulis expects the speculation surrounding his joint-top goalscorer to continue until the transfer window closes on February 1. “The present situation is the club has not received any offers at all so everything is speculation and you can’t stop people talking,” said Pulis at his pre-match press conference on Friday. “I’m more disappointed for Saido. I told him at the beginning of the window the circus starts again. “If something happens, something happens and he understands that from the last window. “Unless he’s sold now, tomorrow or the next two days it could go to the deadline – it’s a good story.” Berahino has recovered from his bout of illness and will be back in contention against midlands neighbours Aston Villa at The Hawthorns on Saturday. “He’s okay and fit,” said Pulis. ” He’ll be okay for tomorrow. He had a tummy bug – a couple of the lads had it – obviously Rick [Lambert] missed a game from it. “I couldn’t involve him in the cup game which was a shame because I probably would have started him. “But it’s the window again and him on all the back pages. We play Villa in a massive game and we’re not talking about the game.“ Pulis described his squad as “threadbare” as injuries mount ahead of the derby clash. Chris Brunt (calf), Jonas Olsson (hamstring) and Darren Fletcher (knee) look to set to miss out on Saturday alongside long-term absentee James Morrison, who will be absent for around two months with a hamstring injury. Sebastien Pocognoli, who replaced Brunt against Bristol City in midweek when he went off injured, and Victor Anichebe could keep their places in the team as Albion attempt to complete a league double over Villa for the first time in 42 years. Pulis added: “Back then I was at Bristol Rovers as a young kid. I would have been close to signing my first professional contract.” Berahino’s future has been uncertain since handing in a transfer request at the start of the season amid several rejected offers from Tottenham. The rumours reignited when the 22-year-old was left out of the matchday squad at Bristol City for Tuesday night’s FA Cup third round replay, before it was confirmed that he was missing through illness. West Brom boss Tony Pulis insists the club have yet to receive a bid for striker Saido Berahino during the January transfer window. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Brooke Schneider finds community in Syracuse Sailing Club

first_img Published on October 23, 2018 at 11:08 am As Brooke Schneider strolled into Syracuse University’s Involvement Fair in fall 2016, she noticed a looming sailing boat followed by a cry for her attention. One of the members of the team recognized her shirt spelling out “Erie” in nautical flags. Schneider’s hometown, Erie, Pennsylvania is one of America’s most iconic sailing towns.The sailing team member immediately told Schneider that he had coached her little brother, Robbie. After intense persuasion and a threat to call Schneider’s father, she couldn’t say no.Coming from a sailing rich culture, Schneider was a passenger on multiple boat trips with her family. Now, as a junior at SU, Schneider is the Commodore of Communications for the SU sailing club. In her first year in the position she’s revamped the program’s communications department and further fostered the family atmosphere, she said.“I want to see this team keep growing because I know how sailing affected me,” Schneider said “And I want to give that same effect to other people.”Schneider’s first love was figure skating. She quickly developed into a talented skater, even to the point where she considered trying out for Disney on Ice. Often leaving school early, Schneider drove nearly two hours to Buffalo for skating.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut in her sophomore year of high school, Schneider suffered a devastating back injury and was advised to take a hiatus from the sport.“I really went off the deep end,” Schneider reflected on her injury. “It really took a toll on my mental health.”Talia Trackim | Senior Design EditorSchneider saw her injury as an opportunity to try new things — she joined student council and starred as Rizzo in her high school’s production of Grease. Sailing didn’t come back into Schneider’s focus until the summer going into her senior year. Over the summer, Schneider and her father competed in a five-day regatta around Lake Erie, reaching nearly every port.“That was the moment I realized I loved sailing,” Schneider said. “I had the competitive aspect of my life back.”The following fall, Schneider joined the sailing club at SU. Schneider recalled driving 22 hours during spring break of her freshman year to Clearwater, Florida for casual sailing and a chance to bond with her team.“When you’re in close quarters with any group of people that long, you’re kind of forced to get to know them.” Schneider said. “Those kind of experiences are what makes this club great.”Since the sailing club’s inception in 2010, the freshmen attendance and more recently, retention rate, has steadily risen. Schneider, along with many other members of the team, attribute the high number of participants to the family environment and willingness to teach newcomers.Schneider recalled barely going to practice as a freshman. That spring many first-year sailors didn’t return during the second semester.Due to Schneider’s efforts as the Commodore of Communications, freshmen are more engaged now. The diversified group of incoming sailors includes juniors, seniors, and even grad students, something the team has never seen before.Courtesy of the Northeast Intercollegiate Sailing AssociationSchneider (right) joined the club as a freshman in 2016.Schneider revamped the sailing team’s social media presence. By implementing a quarterly newsletter, creating a twenty-four-page sailing guidebook on how to manage aspects of the team, and reaching out to public media outlets, the sailing team projects a strong desire to compete.Without a coach, and limited support from the university, SU’s student-run sailing team continues to thrive. The team receives a $4,500 stipend from the university each year, Commodore of Management Cole Colby said, and the rest is funded by the students. At other schools like Rhode Island, teams are fully staffed and receive around $40,000 in funds from the university, Colby said.“We’re a very self-motivated team,” Colby said. “Many teams find (the funding) extremely impressive.”Although people like Schneider and Colby make up the foundation of the sailing team, many members credit part of their success to the overwhelming alumni help. From helping fix boats to constantly checking in on the team’s ranking, sailing team alumni maintain a strong connection with current sailors.“This is your team but it’s also your family,” Schneider said. “Joining a team like this where there is so much comradery and support, I can’t speak highly of it enough.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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