Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionAfter one year in business, the Rivers Casino results aren’t as good as expected.As a customer, it’s obvious to me some of the things they could do to increase business. They need to make their casino more user friendly. They need many more handicapped parking spaces. They don’t need the noise from the PA system. They don’t have to overcharge for food and drinks.Drinks are traditionally free in gambling casinos — the word is they are in the new Catskill casino.I think that if some of these suggestions are implemented, customers would feel more welcome and business would increase.Tom SingerDelansonMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady County warns of possible COVID-19 exposure at Schenectady restaurant, Rotterdam barEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes
September 24, 2020
Girls Cross Country Regional results at South Dearborn on Saturday (10-18).Congratulations to our two area teams and three individual runners that are advancing on to The Girls Cross Country Semi-States.Girls South Dearborn CC Regionals 2014The Top Five Teams advancing to The Semi-States are Center Grove-47, Shelbyville-95, Batesville-114, Southport-128, and Greensburg-134.Other team scores include East Central-136, Franklin-140, Mooresville- 169, Jac-Cen-Del-203, and Oldenburg Academy-232.Alexandra Dalton-Greenwood was the individual champion. The best runner from our area was Megan Hoover-North Decatur placing 4th.In addition to Megan Hoover, individually advancing to The Semi-States in our area include Ashley Sedler-Oldenburg Academy (Finishing 9th overall), and Abby Bittner-East Central (10th overall).Ashley Harnishfeger-Franklin County finished the season placed 34th at The Rushville Regionals.The Girls Cross Country Semi-States will be taking place on Saturday (10-25) at Carmel.The best of luck to all our runners at The Semi-States!Courtesy of the IHSAA and Stuart Road Racing.
September 21, 2020
The British and Irish Lions have selected nine Ireland internationals as part of their 37-man squad for this summer’s tour of Hong Kong and Australia. Rob Kearney, Tommy Bowe, Conor Murray, Jamie Heaslip and Sean O’Brien will also be on the plane. Wales star Sam Warburton has been named captain. The Lions open the 10-match tour against the Barbarians in Hong Kong on June 1 before heading to Australia, with the first of three Tests against the Wallabies in Brisbane on June 22. Head coach Warren Gatland admitted the selection process had been tough, saying: “There was a robust debate about the squad and there were healthy discussions for every position. “Some real quality players have missed out. We had a thorough process and it’s been tough.” He did offer hope to those left out, however, saying: “If you look at previous tours six to eight players get injured and there will be a group of back-up players who can be called upon.” Lions squad: L Halfpenny, S Hogg, R Kearney, G North, A Cuthbert, T Bowe, S Maitland, B O’Driscoll, M Tuilagi, J Roberts, J Davies, J Sexton, O Farrell, C Murray, M Phillips, B Youngs, G Jenkins, C Healy, M Vunipola, A Jones, D Cole, M Stevens, D Hartley, R Hibbard, T Youngs, I Evans, R Gray, AW Jones, P O’Connell, G Parling, T Croft, T Faletau, J Heaslip, D Lydiate, S O’Brien, J Tipuric, S Warburton (capt). Centre Brian O’Driscoll, who is on his fourth successive Lions tour, and 2009 captain Paul O’Connell have both made the travelling party. There are also opportunities for a new generation of Lions, players such as prop Cian Healy, while Jonathan Sexton got the nod for one of the two fly-half berths alongside England’s Owen Farrell. Press Association
August 14, 2020
UPDATE: Smith spoke with NFL Media’s Jim Trotter about the coin toss decision.I asked Geno Smith what he called during the coin toss for overtime. His answer … pic.twitter.com/Idz3KRNU1z— Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) November 12, 2019Trotter says Smith confirmed to him that he called “heads.” He also explained his reasoning for calling “heads” which doesn’t really make sense, but we’ll let him roll with it. According to Trotter, Smith told him he called “heads” because Russell Wilson called “tails” earlier in the game.This is a fine reason, but then Smith went on to say it involved math, which, no it doesn’t. Either way, Smith confirmed he said “heads.” Geno Smith calls tails during OT coin flipRef says he called HeadsSeahawks given ballLadies and Gentleman, NFL officiating… 🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/Y1WRk4rKfx— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) November 12, 2019MORE: 49ers kicker Chase McLaughlin almost hit someone in the tunnel with shanked kickIt’s similar to the Yanny or Laurel debate that became popular in 2018. Essentially, whichever word you’re trying to hear, you will hear. So if you watch that video expecting to hear “tails” then you’ll hear what appears to be Smith saying “tails.”Also, if Smith did say “tails” he wouldn’t correct the official because “heads” ended up giving Seattle the ball. So it’s an important distinction as to what he said. But a high quality version of the coin flip makes it clear Smith is saying “heads.”Take a listen.Even if this video doesn’t convince you, the actions of the players should.The official says “your call is heads” and there was enough time for Smith to stop him and say “no I said tails,” if he wanted. But Smith doesn’t stop him. On the other side, Richard Sherman doesn’t react at all. If Smith said “tails,” then Sherman would have certainly said something.Take a look at an actual coin flip snub where Jerome Bettis clearly says “tails” but the official says “heads is the call.” Bettis and other Steelers players corrected the official right away before they knew the result of the coin flip.Smith reacted to the coin flip debate on social media, tweeting: “Basically how the media works now a days.. clout chasing ruined the world!”And as for the success of the coin flip, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll discussed that on his radio show appearance on 710 ESPN.”He’s all time,” Carroll said about Smith’s coin toss decisions. “They were chanting his name when he was walking out there. ‘Geno! Geno!’ It was awesome.”All of this is a long-winded way of saying Geno Smith called heads. Geno Smith is involved in a controversy over whether he said “heads” or “tails” during the overtime coin flip in the Seahawks’ win over the 49ers on “Monday Night Football.”But the “controversy” only exists because there’s a poorly recorded video of the call in question. A tweet from an NFL meme account has more than 19,000 likes suggesting Smith says “tails.” And if you listen to the audio, it does kind of sound like he says “tails.”