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COVID Testing In Nursing Homes Remains Concern For Governor Cuomo

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Photo: PixabayALBANY – Governor Cuomo says there’s not enough testing being done in the state, especially in places that house a lot of people.The governor said today the state needs to bring testing to scale across the board. His main concern remains nursing homes.“Nursing homes are the single biggest fear in all of this – vulnerable people in one place. It is the feeding frenzy for this virus despite everything we can do in the best efforts of people working in those nursing homes who are doing just a fantastic job,” Governor Cuomo said.More than 2,600 nursing home residents across the state have died as a result of the coronavirus. last_img read more

Shuler Hensley to Go Green in Madison Square Garden’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas

first_img View Comments Is it too early to sing “Fahoo Fores, Dahoo Dores?” Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas will return to Madison Square Garden this winter for a limited holiday engagement from December 5 through December 28. Tony winner Shuler Hensley will take on the role of the infamous green grump with additional cast members to be announced. Matt August will direct the production, which features choreography by Bob Richard.A Tony winner for his performance as Jud in Oklahoma!, Hensley’s additional Broadway credits include No Man’s Land/Waiting for Godot, Young Frankenstein, Tarzan and Les Miserables. Off-Broadway, Hensley starred as Charlie in The Whale.Based on the classic Dr. Seuss tale of the same name and featuring the music of Mel Marvin and Timothy Mason, How the Grinch Stole Christmas tells the story of a green curmudgeon who lives on Mount Crumpit, just above Whoville. When the Grinch is disturbed by the loud Christmas celebrations going on in town, he tries to keep Christmas from happening by dressing as Santa Claus and stealing children’s gifts. The Grinch was originally conceived and directed by Jack O’Brien at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego before transferring to Broadway’s Hilton Theatre on November 8, 2006. The show played Madison Square Garden previously in 2012.last_img read more

AT&T expands mobile broadband coverage in Ludlow

first_imgAs part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for advanced mobile devices and applications, AT&T* today announced the activation of three new 3G cell sites in Ludlow. The new sites will enhance wireless coverage for area residents and businesses along Routes 100 and 103 as well as near the Okemo Mountain Resort, the Okemo Valley Golf Club, and the surrounding inns and shops in Ludlow center.  With 3G speeds, AT&T customers can surf the Web, download files faster, and enjoy the very latest interactive mobile applications.The new cell sites are part of AT&T’s ongoing effort to drive innovation and extend its 3G wireless network the fastest in the nation, according to independent testing. It is also part of AT&T’s ongoing investment to build the broadband networks that will fuel economic growth and create jobs, and enable its customers to quickly access the content, applications and services that matter most to them.”We’re seeing advanced smartphones driving up to 10 times the amount of usage of other devices on average,” said Steve Krom, vice president and general manager, AT&T New England. “Despite these unprecedented increases in wireless data traffic, AT&T’s network investments and upgrades have enabled us to continue to deliver the nation’s fastest 3G network.”AT&T recently completed a software upgrade at 3G cell sites nationwide that prepares the nation’s fastest 3G network for even faster speeds. The deployment of High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) 7.2 technology is the first of multiple initiatives in AT&T’s network enhancement strategy designed to provide customers with and enhanced mobile broadband experience, both today and well into the future.  Faster 3G speeds are scheduled to become available in 2010 and 2011 on a market by market basis as AT&T combines the new technology with our second initiative to dramatically increase the number of high-speed backhaul connections to cell sites, primarily with fiber-optic connections, adding capacity from cell sites to the AT&T backbone network.AT&T’s 3G mobile broadband network is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) family of technologies that includes GSM and UMTS, the most open and widely used wireless network platforms in the world. AT&T offers 3G data roaming in more than 115 countries, as well as voice calling in more than 220 countries.For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit www.att.com/networknews(link is external).*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.About AT&TAT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates AT&T operating companies are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest 3G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries.  It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse(SM) and AT&T | DIRECTV(SM) brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. In 2010, AT&T again ranked among the 50 Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE® magazine.Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com(link is external).  This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at http://www.att.com/newsroom(link is external) and as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss(link is external). Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATTNews. Find us on Facebook atwww.Facebook.com/ATT(link is external) to discover more about our consumer and wireless services or at www.Facebook.com/ATTSmallBiz(link is external) to discover more about our small business services.© 2010 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. 3G service not available in all areas. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies.Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking StatementsInformation set forth in this press release contains financial estimates and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results might differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update and revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.SOURCE AT&T Inc. LUDLOW, Vt., June 25, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ —last_img read more

John Oliver Will Unleash Serious Hysterics at NYCB Theatre at Westbury

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Since when did civil forfeiture—you know, when the government comes and seizes your house—become hilarious? Since when did learning all the sobering facts about the unholy amount of hidden sugar in the food you eat hurt your stomach—from laughing too hard? The failure of the U.S. government to protect Afghani interpreters helping out in the war, net neutrality, when the hell did all of these otherwise dry and boring yet pressing issues replace fart jokes!?It happened the second that HBO gave British-now-also-American funnyman John Oliver his own show.Since last year the 37-year-old comedian, producer, writer, actor, television host and political satirist about as synonymous with his geeky-nerd facial expressions, bad teeth, tousled hair and frumpy suits as he is for his absolutely hilariously insightful take on everything from politics to current events is taking on the world—and the powers that be, and on Dec. 12, 2014, at NYCB Theatre at Westbury—by storm.His show Last Week Tonight With John Oliver is must-see television for anyone who even remotely digs The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (which Oliver guest-hosted for several weeks so Stewart could work on Rosewater) and, as New York Times media columnist David Carr writes in his must-read Nov. 16 piece “John Oliver’s Complicated Fun Connects For HBO,” “already has an average audience—live and repeats—of four million people, equal to Real Time With Bill Maher and approaching the numbers that HBO comedies like Girls and Veep attract.”Additionally, says Carr, HBO’s weekly released clips of Last Week on YouTube have collectively tallied in the tens of millions.Anyone who’s ever sat in their pajamas cracking up to Oliver knows, however, his jokes don’t simply dissipate into thin air once he doles them out. Oliver transforms these mostly dark subjects to the point where, as one Press editor who watches his show explains, “You see them in a new light.”Oliver’s atypical comedy also has power. He mobilizes people, somehow bending and morphing that new knowledge spread through the vehicle of laughter into real, concrete action.Carr points out the example of Oliver’s skit on net neutrality:“After a string of jokes explaining the technology, the stakes and the power dynamics, Mr. Oliver concluded with a call to the underbelly of the Internet to urge the F.C.C. not to cave to moneyed interests and demand that the web remain a level playing field,” he writes.“‘We need you to get out there and for once in your lives, focus your indiscriminate rage in a useful direction!’” Carr quotes Oliver as telling viewers. “‘Seize your moment, my lovely trolls. Turn on your caps lock and fly, my pretties! Fly, fly, fly!’”And fly they did, says Carr:“The next day, the commission’s site went on tilt, with a message that read, ‘We’ve been experiencing technical difficulties with our comment system due to heavy traffic,’” he reports. “The day afterward, the National Cable Television Association, institutional opponents of increased regulation, happened to be meeting and screened Mr. Oliver’s bit.“‘They knew they had a problem,’” Carr quotes an anonymous industry veteran as explaining.Journalism? Rebel comedy? Simply Oliver’s own witty charm, good looks and simple observations!?All of the above!?!?Who knows the true secret of Oliver’s success? Does even he? One thing’s for sure, it’s a hilarity aimed at perhaps some of the most important, though often too-heavy, too-wordy, too-boring, too-complicated issues dictating our lives. He breaks them down, dismantles them into a sweet, tasty and addictive syrup which we can all dump over our heads, lick from our lips and face and slather each other in. Uh…. What?Pure magic.Magic that just might change our future, our world.“Whoa Tirana, ease down a wee bit, alright? Damn that is way too heavy for a blurb about an upcoming gig—a comedy act, no less, or even a Squawkler. Chill out a lil, will ya!?”Decide for yourself at this not-to-be-missed gig.Regardless, you’ll be laughing your ass off the whole night—and just might have a clearer perspective of some pretty heavy topics when you come out.Or you just might laugh your ass off lol.For more slap-happy gigs and amazing performances at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, check out their page in The Island Ear!NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50, $44.50. 8 p.m. December 12last_img read more

9 NY Proposals for Long Island in 2015

first_img5. New Parking GaragesOut of a $5 billion state surplus that will mostly be spent upstate, the governor proposed that Long Island get $150 million to offset the cost of building parking garages in the Ronkonkoma and Nassau hubs. Split from that pot will also be another parking garage in Westchester. The plan aims to help LIRR commuters and mixed-use development plans.4. Restoring Trust Between Communities and PoliceAlthough protests on Long Island in response to the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown weren’t as rowdy as those in New York City and Ferguson, Mo., they showed that some mistrust remains locally. To address these issues, Cuomo proposed a statewide Reconciliation Commission on police/community relations in certain neighborhoods, recruiting more minorities into careers in law enforcement and making publicly available race and ethnic data on police actions statewide. He also proposed allowing district attorneys to issue a grand jury report or a letter of fact in police cases where an unarmed civilian dies at the hands of police and appointing an independent monitor to review such cases with the option to recommend a special prosecutor. He also wants more funding for bullet-proof vests, body cameras and bullet-proof glass for patrol cars.3. Community College ReformNassau Community College, the largest of 30 such schools statewide, could see big changes under this plan along with Suffolk County Community College. Cuomo wants to create regional planning councils to ensure that the schools better prepare students for the workforce. The councils would set program development, enrollment and transfer goals, ultimately aimed at helping the next generation of workers get jobs.2. Government ReformIronically one day before State Assembly Sheldon Silver was arrested on federal corruption charges, Cuomo spent just 99 words—less than one percent—of his 10,323-word address discussing ways to reduce public corruption and increase public trust in politics. He proposed creating a pay commission to reduce the influence of money in state politics and tightening laws on how campaign funds can be spent. He also resubmitted a proposed public financing system—although a highly criticized pilot plan that the legislature approved last year applied only to a longtime advocate for the proposal, State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, of Great Neck Plaza.1. Property Tax BreaksThis issue Cuomo proposed in a press conference at Hofsta University days before the State of the State. The plan, if approved, would give about 340,000 Long Islanders a $1,000 annual property tax credit—part of a $1.7-billion relief that would include more than a million homeowners statewide. Renters would see annual savings of $400, according to the governor. It would apply to taxpayers earning up to $150,000 whose property taxes exceed 6 percent of their income.While closing his sales pitch, the governor struck a conciliatory tone in an attempt to rally the public and state lawmakers around his plans. One of the anecdotes he used hit close to home.“Everybody came to us when we had Hurricane Sandy… and we’re just repaying the favor,” Cuomo said, quoting a Nassau County plow operator who drove 13 hours upstate to help Buffalo dig out from a November blizzard dubbed “Snowvember.” The plow driver was among those who received commemorative Buffalo coins as a thank you gift from the state. The token reads: “All for one and one for all.” Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York [dropcap]P[/dropcap]roperty tax breaks for 340,000 Long Islanders, more school funding and improving transportation options were among the ideas Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed Wednesday in his fifth annual State of the State address.The governor’s proposals were outlined in his speech before the state Legislature in Albany, detailing what he dubbed the “2015 Opportunity Agenda,” which also broke down his $142-billion budget plan.“What is the State of the State?” Cuomo asked rhetorically before answering his own question: “New York State is back and New York State is leading the way forward.”Aside from proposing to raise the minimum wage, stop prosecuting minors as adults and re-submitting his Women’s Equality Agenda bill, here is a breakdown of nine proposals that could impact Long Island.9. Airport EnhancementsCuomo floated a few ideas that aim to make flying easier for Long Islanders. He wants to build a $450 million AirTrain link between LaGuardia Airport and the Long Island Rail Road’s Mets-Willets Point Station. He also wants to make Republic Airport in East Farmingdale a tax-free zone to lure businesses into the surrounding area and ease traffic congestion at LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International Airports.8. More Trains in Penn StationThis one wasn’t mentioned in his speech, but was in the budget plan. It’s the proposal for Metro-North Railroad trains to start serving Penn Station, the nation’s busiest train station, where the LIRR, the nation’s busiest commuter railroad, already competes with Amtrak and New Jersey Transit for track space. Proponents say the $11 billion East Side Access project linking the LIRR to Grand Central Terminal will ease that congestion once those new tunnels linking LI and Manhattan open in 2023, but critics remain skeptical since the completion of that project has been repeatedly delayed.7. Better Storm PrepIn advance of the next weather emergency, Cuomo also wants to enhance coordination efforts with county, city and local municipalities. He called on the state’s emergency response experts to create stronger lines of communication with their counterparts in local governments. That way, local leaders with unique insight and expertise can bring their intimate knowledge of localities to better help state officials deal with weather emergencies.6. Education ReformUnderwhelmed by the state’s new teacher evaluation program rollout, Cuomo proposed 50-percent of the evaluations be based on students’ state test scores and that teachers get five consecutive years of effective ratings before earning tenure. Teachers’ unions balked. On the education front, the governor also proposed giving free tuition to the top SUNY or CUNY graduate program candidates who commit to teaching in New York for at least five years, giving students in failing schools a preference in the charter school lottery and he resubmitted the DREAM Act proposal, which would allow undocumented immigrants to apply for tuition assistance. He also proposed tripling the increase in school aid to $1.1 billion if the legislature approves his reforms.last_img read more

When employee confrontations make you cringe

first_img 27SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Carletta Clyatt Carletta Clyatt, a popular seminar speaker, is the SVP at The Omnia Group.  She offers clients advice on how to manage more effectively and gain insight into employee strengths, weaknesses … Web: www.omniagroup.com Details Some managers have no problem with conflict (some even seem to like it!). They dive into any situation without worrying about hurt feelings or repercussions. For other managers, it’s more challenging. Addressing an employee performance issue or pointing out mistakes makes them edgy. The idea of a friendly little discussion leading to a confrontation stops them in their tracks. Maybe they like their employees personally, and don’t like making people mad. Maybe they worry about being slapped with a law suit for saying the wrong thing, or stepping outside of the boundaries of HR guidelines.Unfortunately, conflict will arise in any leadership position; people and their lives are interesting and unpredictable, as are the credit unions that employ them. Growth, stressors, staff changes, procedure changes and bad placements can all cause contention within the branch.If conflict is really not your forte, you’ll want to make sure you aren’t subconsciously doing things to avoid it. Let’s say you notice some obvious performance issues from your most recent hire… we’ll call him Milton. (Sorry to all you Miltons out there).Here are some signs you might be dodging the problem:You spend as much, or more, energy checking over Milton’s work or doing it yourself than you do on your own job.You’ve started assigning Milton only work you know he won’t mess up. “Milton, we’ve noticed your killer stapling skills. We’ve got all these papers that need to be put together, so…” And, of course, you get him his very own red Swingline for the job.You find yourself justifying Milton’s actions or blaming them on yourself, “Well, I never specifically told Milton he couldn’t open a sushi bar in the break room.” which leads to…You’ve recently rewritten your department’s policies to prohibit very specific actions.For example: “Employees are prohibited from opening a sushi bar in the break room.”You send frequent memos and reminders to all, but they really only apply to Milton.For example: “Reminder: Thong bathing suits are not appropriate work attire, even on casual Fridays.”You’ve recently taken to traversing the department work area, ninja-style, performing complicated duck-and-cover moves and shoulder rolls to avoid contact with Milton.You’ve begun practicing “break-up” speeches with Milton:“Look, we need to talk. In the beginning, everything was great. I could tell you cared and we made a commitment, but things have changed. We are drifting apart. We have different needs. You seem to need to post on Facebook and shop online for sneakers every day, and I need you to do your freakin’ job. Maybe we should start seeing less of each other. It’s not me, it’s you.”Confrontations are no fun, but if you find yourself sidestepping problems to avoid being a “bad guy” you might want to consider this: Are you sure you aren’t being a “bad guy” anyway?Chances are pretty good your best employees have noticed the problems too and need to step up their game to pick up Milton’s slack. By not addressing matters quickly, you’re putting undue stress on those whose work you value.By adding new or more stringent rules, you run the risk of punishing good performers and having more confrontations down the road: More rules = more rules to break.As a manager, your time is more costly; you aren’t doing your company any favors by not doing your manager-stuff.So what do you do?1) Know your company’s discipline policies. If it comes to a write-up, retraining, or termination, you’ll want to know you are handling matters properly.2) If possible, head it off at the pass: If you notice problems with a new employee, the sooner you step in, the better. Correct, retrain, and give examples. This isn’t even contentious… just part of the learning process for any new hire.3) Be proactive: Like anything unpleasant, the dread is usually worse than the conflict itself. Address the problem immediately and specifically.4) Keep it unemotional: You don’t dislike the person, just their actions (ok, you might dislike the person, but that’s irrelevant). Facts are easier. “You were supposed to do X, you did Y. Please stop.”5) Document, document, document: Oh and did I say document? Put everything in writing. The HR/Legal department will thank you for it if matters escalate.last_img read more

South Africa to assist in Mahao’s death investigation

first_imgSouth Africa Rastafarians South Africa Elections Coverage South Africa budget expectations South Africa will be sending a team of pathologists to help with the investigation into the death of former Lesotho army commander Maaparankoe Mahao, South African deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday.They were asked to do this by Lesotho’s Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili who will attend a summit of the regional intergovernmental body, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), which has been called for Friday to discuss the death of Mahao.It has thrown Lesotho into turmoil and all three opposition leaders have fled the country, fearing for their lives. This includes former prime minister Tom Thabane who was an ally of Mahao.South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, SADC’s Lesotho facilitator, announced these developments on Wednesday evening at the end of his mission to Lesotho to address the new crisis in the country.He was sent to Lesotho as special envoy of President Jacob Zuma who is chairperson of SADC’s security organ.Ramaphosa said he had come to deliver an invitation from Zuma to Mosisili to attend the summit of both SADC troikas in Pretoria on Friday. Leaders of the three countries currently representing SADC itself and the three representing the security organ are due to attend the summit.“Prime Minister Mosisili has requested that Sadc should assist with the investigation into the death of Lieutenant General Mahao, as well as to assist with the pathology examination around his death,” Ramaphosa told journalists at the end of his trip.“South Africa will be sending pathologists, to do the examination and other countries in the region; Zimbabwe and Namibia will be sending investigators to investigate the circumstances around Lieutenant General Mahao’s death.”Ramaphosa said he had also met opposition parties, churches, NGOs and King Letsie III.“And no doubt everyone is very concerned about the passing of Lieutenant General Mahao,” Ramaphosa said. “It is this that has prompted the leaders in the region to call a summit of the Double Troika.“And I am sure that out of that discussion will come suggestions, proposals and solutions of how to take matters forward here in Lesotho.”Ramaphosa said he had also visited Mahao’s widow and other relatives to express his condolences. – ANARelated South Africa will send pathologists and Zimbabwe and Namibia will send investigators to probe the killing of Lesotho’s Maaparankoe Mahao last Thursdaylast_img read more

2016 Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour dates finalized

first_imgJAMESTOWN, N.D. ­–­ With Jamestown Speedway officials recently making their announcement to sanction Modifieds weekly beginning in 2016, dates and locations for the 27th annual Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour have been finalized. Opening night for both Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Car series will be in Jamestown on Saturday, July 9, at Jamestown Speedway. On Sunday, July 10, the tour heads north to Minot and Nodak Speedway. The series then goes international on Monday, July 11, at Estevan, Sask., Motor Speedway. Night four brings the tour back to North Dakota on Tuesday, July 12 at Williston Basin Speedway. From there, the series heads south to Dickinson and Southwest Speedway on Wednesday, July 13. The series then heads east to Mandan for its traditional Championship Night on Thursday, July 14 at Dacotah Speedway. Still in the works is a post-tour Modified race at Dacotah Speedway called The Legendary on Friday, July 15. This race has a tentative payout of $10,000 to win, making it the highest paid race in North Dakota racing history according to Series Director John Gartner. Winners of the six previous tour features will be guaranteed starting spots in the 50-lap feature. To be eligible to qualify for The Legendary, drivers will have to have entered a minimum of three tour races. Other divisions running during The Legendary are to be announced; all six Dakota Tour features and The Legendary will be 2016 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying events. More information is available from Gartner at 701 202-6075.last_img read more

Ligue 1: Neymar inspires PSG late comeback

first_imgRelatedPosts Neymar, Di Maria, Paredes test positive for COVID-19 Neymar reflects on Champions League defeat PSG seal first-ever Champions League final appearance Neymar scored a stunning equaliser and then played a part in PSG’s next two goals as his side recovered strongly to beat Montpellier.Neymar inspired a late Paris Saint-Germain comeback as the Ligue 1 leaders came from behind to defeat 10-man Montpellier 3-1 on Saturday.PSG had lost on two of their previous three league trips to Stade de la Mosson, drawing the other, and looked set for another difficult outing following a poor first half that saw them lose two starters to injury prior to Leandro Paredes’ own goal.Montpellier beat PSG in April with a late turnaround but this time it was the visitors’ turn to turn the tables in dramatic fashion.Neymar won a set-piece that saw Pedro Mendes sent off and then sent the resulting 25-yard free-kick into the top-right corner with 16 minutes remaining.Two minutes later, he set up Kylian Mbappe to finish impressively shortly before Mauro Icardi wrapped up the points to move PSG eight points clear of Marseille at the top.There was an ugly end to the game, though, as PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas appeared to be hit by a bottle thrown from a section of the home supporters.PSG lost Presnel Kimpembe and Idrissa Gueye to injury inside the opening 25 minutes. With Marquinhos, Marco Verratti and Ander Herrera already out, Abdou Diallo and 17-year-old debutant Nianzou Kouassi were the replacements.Kouassi almost stretched to convert Neymar’s in-swinging free-kick moments after his arrival as Geronimo Rulli made a superb diving save.But it was Montpellier who opened the scoring four minutes before half-time when Daniel Congre headed a left-wing corner in off the hand of Paredes, a deflection that deceived Navas.The second half started slowly until Rulli charged off his line to deny Sarabia before Mendes was sent off, receiving a second yellow card for scything down an advancing Neymar.Neymar stepped up and delivered a magnificent, curling strike from the resulting free-kick, finding the top-right corner.He then found Mbappe in PSG’s next attack and the France striker cut inside from the left before arrowing a low finish into the far corner.Neymar was rampant, hitting the woodwork with another free-kick, and he then combined with Mbappe, who produced a magnificent chip to set up Icardi with nine minutes left, the striker volleying in from eight yards.PSG have now won four straight Ligue 1 games and eight of their past nine, but Thomas Tuchel has openly admitted their form has been poor in attaining those results.It was no different in this game as PSG looked devoid of ideas and energy for 70 minutes until the brilliance of Neymar, and later Mbappe, got them out of trouble.Like PSG, Neymar was struggling to get into the flow of the game, but over the last 20 minutes he was almost unplayable.He won the free-kick that changed the game, then scored it in brilliant fashion before assisting another, playing a part in the third goal, hitting the woodwork with yet another free-kick and forcing a great save from Rulli all in that last period of the contest.Mendes’ red card changed the game completely and he could have no arguments, surely rueing the fifth-minute yellow he had picked up for a foul on Juan Bernad.PSG are at home to Galatasaray in the Champions League on Wednesday before travelling to play Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1 business next Sunday. Montpellier are away to Lille on Friday. Tags: PSGlast_img read more

MMA Softball, Lacrosse Teams to Open Seasons

first_img House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest Posts Bio Latest posts by admin (see all) admincenter_img Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 CASTINE — The still-plentiful snow cover attests to the fact that Winter’s still not over.But the Maine Maritime Academy softball team is just hours away from its first game, and the lacrosse team is not far behind.The Lady Mariners will open this weekend at the University of Maine Dome, facing Fisher College in a single game tomorrow (Friday) at 5 p.m. and a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 10 a.m.The schedule:March 13: Fisher College at UMaine Dome, 5 p.m.March 14: Fisher College at UMaine Dome (2), 10 a.m.March 21: Massachusetts Maritime at UMaine Dome (2), 10 a.m.April 1: UMaine – Presque isle (2), 4 p.m.April 5: at Newbury College (2)April 8: Thomas College (2), 2 p.m.April 11: UMaine – Farmington (2), noon.April 14: at Colby College, 4 p.m.April 18: at Castleton State College (2), 1 p.m.April 19: at Green Mountain College (2)April 22: at Husson University (2)April 25: Johnson State College (2), noon.April 26: Lyndon State College (2), noon.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text——The Mariners lacrosse team will host Green Mountain College in its season opener March 21 on MMA’s artificial turf surface.New coach Mike Capotosto, a Springfield College graduate who came to MMA after coaching at Mount Ida College, has inherited a strong group of returning players.Offensively, the Mariners boast two of the top attack players in the North Atlantic Conference.The schedule:March 21: Green Mountain College, 1 p.m.March 25: Thomas College, 4 p.m.March 28: St. Joseph College, 1 p.m.April 1: at Husson University, 3:30 p.m.April 4: Castleton State College, 1 p.m.April 8: at Lyndon State College, 3 p.m.April 11: at Mount Ida College, 1 p.m.April 16: at University of Southern Maine, 4 p.m.April 18: at Emerson College, 4 p.m.April 22: at Johnson State College, 4 p.m.For complete story see the March 12, 2009 edition of the Ellsworth American.last_img read more