Respond to hatred with love, not hate

first_imgYou were right to speak out against the KKK in your Feb. 18 editorial.You were right to support the Feb. 14 vigil in Saratoga Springs that publicly denounced the hateful messages of the KKK.But you seem to have missed the point of holding that vigil on Valentine’s Day, which celebrates the spirit of love.Instead, you recommend responding to KKK hatred with more hatred: “Stomp them into the dirt.”KKK bigots are already in the dirt, having dug themselves in with irrational fear and hatred. A loving response would be to help lift them out of the dirt, to show them there is no reason to fear and no one who deserves their hate.Acknowledging the essential humanity even of our enemies is the first step toward building the “beloved community” to which Martin Luther King Jr. and other prophets of social justice have pointed.No human being belongs in the dirt.Terry DiggorySaratoga SpringsThe writer is one of the coordinators of the Saratoga Immigration Coalition.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Celebrity finds family links in Barbados

first_img 28 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Share NewsRegional Celebrity finds family links in Barbados by: – April 4, 2011center_img Share Share BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Monday April 4, 2011 – Barbados’ tourism is expecting to cash in on the publicity from actress Gwyneth Paltrow retracing her family links to the island.In last Friday’s episode of NBC-original genealogy show, “Who Do You Think You Are?”, local and international viewers witnessed the Academy Award-winning actress’s visit to the island where she traced the roots of her paternal grandfather.“Gwyneth Paltrow digs in to her family’s past and finds a surprising connection to her spiritual roots, a new appreciation for her great-grandmother and ancestors on the island of Barbados,” the blurb for the episode said.Paltrow discovered that her great-grandmother was white Barbadian seamstress Rosamund Stoute, who migrated to the United States in 1868, at the age of 18.“It definitely takes guts to travel at such a young age to a place you know nothing about. I can see where I get my sense of feeling I can do anything,” the actress says in the episode.Director Marketing Services for the Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA), Averil Byer said her agency was excited about “this windfall”.“Barbados stands to gain substantial publicity from this episode. It also opens up future opportunities now that we know that the iconic actress has ties to Barbados,” she said.NBC’s series “Who Do You Think You Are?” follows some of today’s most popular celebrities as they embark on personal journeys of self-discovery to trace their family trees around the world.Source: Caribbean 360 Newslast_img read more

FA Cup: Cutting errors key to beating Man Utd – Lampard

first_img “But we’ve had individual errors in key moments that have changed the face of the result slightly, and it has been too regular. read also:Lampard cautions Chelsea stars to forget revenge talk against Man Utd “We will have to be very much on top of ourselves when it comes to the quality of opposition we have got in Manchester United. “No matter what, they can hurt any defence or any team with the individual quality they have. “It was good to get a clean sheet against Norwich. “This will be a different animal and we will have to defend very well.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard, has called for focus ahead of their FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United. Lampard has ordered his Chelsea stars to cut out the mistakes at the back as they prepare to go head-to-head with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sharp-shooters for a place in the FA Cup final. He said: “We always work on it to be fair, there’s never a neglect of defensive work in the game. “It has to be constant and repeated regularly. A big problem of ours this season is that we’ve been committing individual errors in games. “Sometimes in games where we’ve been comfortable, it has been a counter-attack or cross into our box, when we haven’t really had to be defending our box that regularly through the season. “Certain games are different to that, like Sheffield United, where we just didn’t play well as a team.Advertisement Loading…last_img read more

Football News Liverpool trounce Porto, to face Barcelona in UEFA Champions League semi-final

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights Porto: Liverpool set up a mouthwatering Champions League semi-final against Barcelona after their superstar front three all scored in a 4-1 win away at FC Porto that saw them cruise into the last four 6-1 on aggregate. On a wet night at the Estadio do Dragao, Liverpool had to weather an early storm before scoring from their first attempt just before the half-hour mark, Sadio Mane prodding home for a goal given after a lengthy VAR review. Already in control of the tie after a 2-0 win at Anfield in the first leg last week, Liverpool had effectively killed off Porto there and then, but Mohamed Salah, substitute Roberto Firmino and Virgil van Dijk added further goals after the break.     Eder Militao scored a consolation for the hosts 21 minutes before the end, but this was another miserable night for them after they lost 5-0 to the same opponents on this ground a year ago. Liverpool now march on to a clash with Lionel Messi’s Barca, the first meeting of the clubs since a last-16 encounter in 2006/07 that Liverpool won on away goals.RELATED     The dream of a Champions League and Premier League double remains alive for Liverpool and their supporters, whose spirits were not dampened by the dreary weather by the banks of the River Douro.     This was their 17th game without defeat and their eighth straight victory, although Barcelona will offer a far tougher test than that provided by Porto.     The first leg of that tie is in a fortnight, and in the meantime, Liverpool will revert their focus to domestic matters, with games against Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town up next. With the matches coming thick and fast, Klopp made three changes to his team here following Sunday’s 2-0 win over Chelsea. Firmino and Naby Keita, who both scored in the first leg, dropped out along with Jordan Henderson.     They were replaced by Georginio Wijnaldum, James Milner and Divock Origi, with the latter making his first Champions League start for the club. However, the Belgian only played the first half before making way for Firmino.     Early onslaught     Indeed, he had hardly touched the ball during a Porto onslaught in the opening stages, sparked by a Jesus Corona shot just over the bar in the first minute. They had 13 attempts on goal in the first 25 minutes but would regret not scoring while on top. When the away side finally made it into the box at the other end, Salah — his every touch jeered by the Porto support who felt he should have been sent off in the first leg — rolled the ball into the six-yard area for Mane to get his 22nd goal of the campaign.     While the offside flag came up, the longer Dutch referee Danny Makkelie spent conferring with his video assistants the more obvious it became that the goal would stand. Porto knew their chance was gone, with their fans cursing Mane again — he had scored a hat-trick in Liverpool’s big win here in the last-16 tie last season. The match opened up after the interval, with Trent Alexander-Arnold releasing Salah to run through and beat Iker Casillas on 65 minutes.     Porto got their consolation shortly after when Militao — who will join Real Madrid next season — rose to head in from an Alex Telles corner, finally giving their supporters something to cheer. They will be glad to see the back of Liverpool, however.     Mane missed the target after rounding Casillas, but Henderson set up fellow substitute Firmino to head in the visitors’ third on 77 minutes and Van Dijk nodded in from a corner to round out the scoring.center_img Liverpool will take on Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League semi-final.Ajax will take on Tottenham Hotspur in the other semi-final.Manchester City’s quest for the quadruple has ended.last_img read more

Jepson leaves to join Warnock at Leeds

first_imgRonnie Jepson has left QPR to join Neil Warnock at Leeds United.Jepson remained at Loftus Road as reserve-team boss following Rangers’ recent sacking of Warnock, whose successor Mark Hughes brought in his own coaching staff.But Warnock, who recently took over as Leeds manager, wanted Jepson as part of his backroom team at Elland Road.AdChoices广告Related story: Coach set to leave Loftus RoadFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Rangers Are Champions Again After 35 Years

first_imgUgonna Uzochukwu in aerial action for Rangers against Pillars today PIX KABIRU ABUBAKAR In the last 15 minutes of the epic final, Coach Gbenga Ogunbote and his wards did a turnaround that even the former Nigerian captain who the stadium is named after will be smiling in his grave.When almost everyone at the stadium was waiting for the Sai Masu Gida to be crowned champions of the 2018 edition of Nigeria’s cup final, KelvIn Itoya’s screamer in the 77th that beat Pillars goalkeeper, David Obiozo appears more of a consolation goal.But five minutes later, Chidera Ezeh made it 3-2. That goal brought hope of miracle was on the way. And it did happen when substitute Ajani Ibrahim’s diving header restored parity for Rangers at 3-3.In the ensuing shootout, effervescent Kano Pillars midfielder, Rabiu Ali, who scored the opening goal in regulation time, missed his opening penalty. And former Pillars player, Isaac Loute, handed the trophy to Rangers with his last penalty for the arena to erupt in the Holy, Holy, Holy anthem of the Enugu team.Kano Pillars had taken the lead after five minutes after they had survived an early scare by Rangers.Big striker Nwagua Nyima used his body to get into the box before he laid the ball for skipper Rabiu Ali to rifle home.Pillars doubled their lead in the 20th minute, when Flying Eagles midfielder Alassan Ibrahim scored directly from the corner kick.A third goal by Kano Pillars was cancelled in first half stoppage as television replays later showed the goal should have stood as Isaac Loute was the one who put the ball into his own net.In between these goals, Pillars star striker Junior Lokosa missed two open chances, while Rangers had at least three chances to score from free kicks in dangerous positions, but they wasted them.With this victory, Rangers earned the N25million star prize at stake and the bragging right to represent Nigeria in next year’s CAF Confederation Cup.The Flying Antelopes had two years ago ended the club’s 32 years wait for the league title.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeEnugu Rangers pulled the most remarkable feat in Nigeria’s club football history on Wednesday coming back from 3-0 down to beat Kano Pillars 4-2 in penalty shootout to win the 2018 Aiteo Cup. It is Rangers sixth FA Cup triumph.Playing the first official game at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba yesterday, the Flying Antelopes proved that a football game was not really over until the final whistle. The victory is Rangers first Cup glory since 1983.last_img read more

Record-breakers Grant, Daniels provide SU with new gameplan on base paths

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on May 3, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: mcooperj@syr.edu | @mark_cooperjrcenter_img Lisaira Daniels stole third base against Louisville on April 21. But unlike all the other bases she’s stolen this season, this time the swipe didn’t leave Syracuse head coach Leigh Ross too happy.A bit anxious, the sophomore thought that a certain pitch was ball four and hustled her way down to third base. But her count was wrong. Luckily, she made it in safely.‘I got on the base and I was like, ‘I’m sorry,” Daniels said.There was no reason to be sorry the other 27 times Daniels has stolen a base this season. Daniels, with 28 stolen bases, and Veronica Grant, who has 25 swipes, are part of Syracuse’s game plan to pressure the other team on the base paths. Daniels and Grant hold the top two spots in stolen bases in the Big East this year.Looking to use that to its advantage, the Orange (28-21, 10-8 Big East) will travel to Canisius (30-15, 12-2 MAAC) Tuesday for a doubleheader. It is SU’s last set of nonconference games in the regular season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBoth Daniels and Grant have surpassed the SU single-season stolen base record of 20, set by their teammate Stephanie Watts last season. Watts is third on the team, with 10 stolen bases this season. She recently moved into the leadoff spot in the batting order, with Grant and Daniels right behind her in the order.That all adds up to one thing: a lot of speed for Ross to play with.‘It’s like we have three leadoff hitters,’ Ross said. ‘I’m able to steal with (Watts), too. She’s fast.’The speed that the Orange has did not get to Syracuse by coincidence. It was a conscious effort on the recruiting trail by Ross to make the Orange dangerous on the bases. Watts is a sophomore in her second year on the Orange. Daniels, a transfer, and Grant, a freshman, are both in their first years with Syracuse. Next season’s recruiting class includes two more burners, Shirley Daniels (Lisaira’s sister) and Kealy McMullen.‘We went for a while with power, and we were like, ‘Let’s get the power numbers back up but have a good mix of speed,” Ross said. ‘There’s speed and there’s ‘real’ speed. I think we’ve got some ‘real’ speed.’For Daniels and Grant, breaking the stolen base record has turned into a friendly competition. Early in the season it was Grant in the lead. In SU’s five early-season tournaments, Grant had 15 stolen bases while Daniels had 12. Since then, Daniels has held a 16-10 advantage to take the lead.It isn’t like Grant has struggled though.‘I hit too many doubles,’ joked Grant, who stole one base in SU’s most recent doubleheader at Pittsburgh.The speed has translated into wins for the Orange as well. Syracuse is 5-1 when both Daniels and Grant steal a base in the same game. It was on full display in a doubleheader against Penn State on April 27. Daniels, Grant and Watts combined to steal seven bases in two games.The Orange jumped on the Nittany Lions early in those games as well. In the first inning of game two, Watts reached base and stole second. After a Grant double, she advanced to third on a wild pitch. Daniels walked and stole second. SU scored two runs in that first inning, leading to a 6-1 win. The aggressive base running from the start of the game was the reason for the Syracuse win.‘Just to see (opposing catchers) throw and putting the pressure on them early is important,’ Ross said.As for Daniels’ blunder-turned-successful steal of third at Louisville, it will turn into a teaching point down the road for Ross. While that steal was not a smart move, Ross thinks that Daniels and Grant will soon be able to steal on their own rather than waiting for her sign.The prospect that Daniels and Grant will have the green light to steal whenever they see fit could be a scary thought for the rest of the Big East. Already at the top of the league in stolen bases, letting them run free may make the Orange running game even tougher to control.Said Daniels: ‘We got a couple more years left. You never know what’s going to happen.’mcooperj@syr.edulast_img read more

Syracuse basketball opponent preview: Visual breakdown of Georgia Tech

first_imgDajuan Coleman – Dajuan ColemanCreate bar charts Comments Malachi Richardson – Marcus Georges-HuntCreate bar charts Facebook Twitter Google+ Trevor Cooney – Adam SmithCreate bar charts AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Tyler Roberson – Nick JacobsCreate bar charts Published on January 30, 2016 at 9:38 am Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettuscenter_img Overview Michael Gbinije – Josh HeathCreate bar charts Team ComparisonSyracuse vs. Georgia TechCreate bar chartsPositional Comparison Related Stories Syracuse basketball opponent preview: What to know about Georgia TechBeat writers predict Syracuse basketball to sting Georgia Techlast_img read more

Rafael Nadal wins Rio Open in straight sets to claim 43rd clay title

first_imgRafael Nadal beat Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-3 7-6 (7-3) in the Rio Open final on his return from injury.The world number one’s victory comes four weeks after he lost the Australian Open final to Stanislas Wawrinka having tweaked his back while warming up.The Spaniard, who survived two match points in the semi-final against Pablo Andujar, never looked under threat.It was Nadal’s 43rd clay title and stretches his record on the surface to 298-21, the best of the Open era.Dolgopolov hit several exquisite winners, especially from the backhand wing, but struggled to find a consistent enough game to trouble Nadal, who made only a handful of unforced errors in the whole match.The world number 57, who upset David Ferrer in the semi-final, rallied in the second set to break Nadal’s serve for the only time when the 13-time Grand Slam winner was serving for the match. But Nadal, 27, took the title with a dominant tie-break.The 2013 French Open champion has not lost on clay since his defeat by Novak Djokovic in the Monte Carlo Masters 10 months ago.last_img read more

With youth on board, LA Lakers ready to start a new chapter

first_imgEL SEGUNDO >> Brandon Ingram won’t arrive in Los Angeles until next week. He won’t take the court with the Lakers until sometime in July at Summer League.Only then will the organization and its fans get to see how the No. 2 pick in Thursday’s draft fits in with the rest of their young players. However, General Manager Mitch Kupchak got a hint two weeks ago when Ingram was visiting L.A. for a Lakers workout.The visit included a pair of dinners, and on the second night, Ingram was joined not only by the suits and scouts who make up the Lakers front office, but also by some contemporaries.D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson, Anthony Brown and Larry Nance Jr. all took Kupchak up on an invitation to join the affair. Rebuilding a roster that won a franchise-worst 17 games last season, those are the players who represent the clay from which the Lakers and new coach Luke Walton hope to eventually mold a contender. This young group represents unity and positive momentum.They’ve added a young coach in Luke Walton to lead a young roster that will be given time to develop. He said rather than putting big expectations on players light on experience, he will focus on effort, improvement and getting the players to buy into a system and a culture.“Those are things that I feel, if you focus on,” Walton said, “the wins will just start coming.”The roster already had sweet-passing Russell, a ball-handling power forward in Randle and a tough-as-nails combo guard in Clarkson. Now, with Ingram, there is a dynamic wing scorer and rangy defender.With their second-round pick (No. 32), the Lakers selected Ivica Zubac, a 7-foot-1 Croatian center who said he hopes to play in the NBA next season.Collectively, these are the players who must replace Kobe Bryant, the future Hall of Famer who is out the door after 20 seasons. The Lakers have turned the page to an era they hope will be defined by organic development and rapid growth.“This is a new chapter going forward,” Kupchak said. “We’re going to miss Kobe to no end. Even though I still look back on it and it’s hard for me to imagine he’s not going to be on our roster.”Having said that, Kupchak added, “We have to move on.”While the GM said the Lakers are excited about their young core, he said the team still will be aggressive in free agency.The Lakers have enough salary cap room to sign two max-level players this summer. Kupchak said the roster will be in need of veterans, if not stars, for leadership.“History tells you a bunch of young guys on a team is not a good thing,” Kupchak said.That’s the delicate balance of building around young players.“If there’s nobody to talk to,” he said, “then they don’t know how to handle the situation. We will look to add some veteran leadership. And hopefully it won’t just be leadership, but it will be somebody who can help us win games.”The bottom line, Kupchak said, is that he believes the Lakers hit rock bottom the past three seasons.“I feel like we have a lot more going for us this year than we did last year,” he said.In many ways, having a roster that includes eight players with less than three years of professional experience gives the Lakers a clean slate as they transition into the future.“We have young guys who are hungry and trying to prove themselves,” Walton said, “which is exciting for me.“I think it’s going to make this challenge and this journey fun.” It was a casual dinner, but Ingram emerged with a serious plan.“The young guys are ready to work,” Ingram said Thursday evening.As Kupchak gazed across the restaurant that night, he saw the Lakers’ future.“They all sat around Brandon,” Kupchak said. “The older people moved down to the other side of the room, and the young people hung out together. It looked like they all got along well.”For the last several years, the Lakers were a study in physics, opposing forces pulling in different directions, and, at times, they deserved a failing grade in chemistry.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more