Won’t watch NFL over anthem protests

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionSince 1948, I have been a die-hard New York Giants fan. That was the year the Giants acquired Charlie Conerly from the Washington Redskins. Sunday was the best day of the week during football season, and I proudly watched every game, cheering on my team, wearing my Giants sweatshirt that I refused to wash because it would wash away their luck of winning the game.That was until the day Giants players didn’t stand for the national anthem. That day was the end of my football season. I was so disgusted and hurt by that display of disrespect toward our country that it brought tears to my eyes. It was beyond my comprehension. I never thought my Giants would display such hatred toward America — the America that provides them with the freedoms and economic success they enjoy today.For me, I find this behavior unacceptable and I will not support it. Additionally, the NFL franchise owners’ reaction to not televise the playing of the national anthem is just as unacceptable.So until Americans like me, who just want to watch talented athletes perform on the field and not feel we are betraying our country, I will not be, nor have not been, watching any games or purchasing any items from their sponsors.George J. Kot Jr.SchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%Schenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcyMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

Ryan Giggs takes another swipe at Anthony Martial after Manchester United’s loss to Arsenal

first_imgRyan Giggs takes another swipe at Anthony Martial after Manchester United’s loss to Arsenal Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 2 Jan 2020 1:11 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.4kShares Advertisement The United legend feels Martial needs to add more consistency to his game (Picture: Getty)Ryan Giggs has again questioned Anthony Martial’s workrate and believes the Manchester United frontman needs to show greater consistency following the team’s defeat to Arsenal.The French striker led the line in a lethargic performance from the Red Devils, who conceded twice in the first half at the Emirates on New Year’s Day en route to a 2-0 defeat.Martial didn’t have a single shot in the match while Giggs – who slammed the forward’s performance against Everton – felt his hold up play and pressing was lacking in comparison to Arsenal frontman Alexandre Lacazette.center_img Giggs was on punditry duty United’s trip to face Arsenal (Picture: Premier League)Initially speaking about Lacazette with the Premier League, Giggs said: ‘That gives a massive lift to the whole team. He sets the tone.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘If you’ve got a centre-forward who is harrying, closing defenders down, it’s huge for the midfielders. You see a striker doing that, then you’re up with the play.‘In contrast to Anthony Martial, who I did compliment, who I thought against Newcastle, against Burnley he was like that. But today he wasn’t.‘Maybe he did press a couple of times and he looked back and the midfielders weren’t as compact as they should be.‘But Lacazette was impressive tonight, with and without the ball.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsProbed further on Martial and whether his body language is an issue, Giggs continued: ‘When it comes off it looks as if he’s not even trying and it looks brilliant. But I think he is a victim of his body language.‘Like I said, the last couple of games he’s really tried. And I’ve felt that as a player, when you’re winning tackles and defending well, then you’re sharper when you do get the ball. Giggs felt Martial’s pressing dipped compared to previous outings (Picture: Getty)‘If you’re a bit sloppy and you’re not really closing down, when you do get the ball you don’t feel as good, you feel lethargic.‘So I think that’s something he needs to do more and more consistently. Because as I say in the last couple of games he’s done it.’MORE: Robin van Persie slams Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for smiling during interview after Manchester United’s defeat to ArsenalMORE: Mesut Ozil sends message to Arsenal fans after victory over Manchester UnitedMore: FootballChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Advertisementlast_img read more

Brisbane project named best development in the country

first_imgBotanica Residences by ARIA Property Group. Picture: SuppliedMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours ago“ Further, the finishes and attention to detail within our apartments are unparalleled,” he said.UDIA Qld President Stephen Harrison said the national president’s award “crowns this development the best in the country” with Botanica Residences now a benchmark for urban renewal.“The project includes impressive sustainability features such as the application of 120 solar panels installed as a vertical facade treatment and this, combined with fantastic resident amenities, such as private dining and cinema rooms with indoor/outdoor health and wellbeing facilities won the judges over.” UDIA AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE WINNERS: Botanica Residences by ARIA Property Group has Queensland’s largest green wall. Picture: SuppliedThe coveted award came after Botanica Residences picked up the gong for the best high density development in the country – a category where it went up against Anadara & Alexander – Lendlease’s Barangaroo South project in New South Wales and Piccolo’s Upper House project in Victoria.The project – which has been completed on the corner of Edmondstone and Boundary Streets in South Brisbane – has 179 apartments across 20 levels, and some of the best green credentials around including Enviro-Development accreditation from the UDIA, full 6 leaf certification and UDIA national president Michael Corcoran said the awards recognised the ‘best of the best’ in an industry dedicated to producing the best possible products for home buyers, surrounding communities and the environment. PRESIDENT’S AWARD: Botanica Residences by ARIA Property Group QLD CATEGORY WINNERS: Affordable Development: Lifestyle Hastings by Lifestyle Communities VIC Environmental Excellence: Osprey Waters by Mirvac WA High Density Development: Botanica Residences by ARIA Property Group QLD Urban Renewal: Tonsley by Renewal SA Seniors Living: Mark Moran Vaucluse by Mark Moran Group NSW Medium Density Development: The Barkly by ID_Land VIC Residential Development: Fairwater by Frasers Property Australia NSW Masterplanned Development: Blakes Crossing by Lendlease SA (Source: UDIA Awards for Excellence 2017) Botanica Residences by ARIA Property Group: UDIA National President’s Award winner. Picture: Suppliedcenter_img Botanica Residences by ARIA Property Group is the country’s best development project, taking out the top gong at the UDIA National Awards for Excellence. Picture: SuppliedA 20-LEVEL Brisbane apartment project has been named the best development in the country, winning a coveted national award ahead of hundreds of others.ARIA Property Group’s South Brisbane project, Botanica Residences, was won the Urban Development Institute President’s Award, making it the best of the best of around 500 projects across the country. Aria Property Group managing director Tim Forrester, UDIA national president Michael Corcoran and Aria Property Group design manager Simon White at the UDIA national awards where Botanica Residences took the top gong. Picture: SuppliedAria Property Group design manager Simon White said the team was “extremely proud” and “delighted” with the awards.“We are delighted that our unwavering commitment to quality has been recognised in this forum. We were even more honoured to win The President’s Award which is the highest accolade bestowed by the UDIA, representing the Best of the Best in all developments and categories.”He said Aria was a strong believer in delivering the highest quality amenity for residents including its exclusive residents’ rooftop clubs with private dining rooms, theatres, gyms and yoga spaces.last_img read more

Tiger struggles with back issues as Memorial cut looms

first_imgReigning Masters champion Tiger Woods struggled with back issues on his way to a four-over par 76 on Friday and possibly a first-ever missed cut at the PGA Memorial tournament. The 44-year-old superstar, playing his first PGA event since February after a tour shutdown in March over the coronavirus pandemic, has never missed the cut in 17 prior starts at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio. But the 15-time major winner, whose total ranks second only to the 18 won by Memorial host Jack Nicklaus, made five bogeys and a double bogey against three birdies in round two after an opening 71 on Thursday. “Not very good,” Woods said. “I 3-putted two holes early. Whatever momentum I was going to create, I stifled that early and struggled the rest of the day.” Woods said his back began bothering him when he was warming up before the round, noting, “It’s going to happen more times than not these days.” His back, which like his knees has been surgically repaired multiple times, affected his swing, saying, “It was a bit of a struggle.” Woods had not played since February at Riviera and the back issues come with the year’s first major in a COVID-19 shuffled schedule coming on August 6-9 at the PGA Championship at Harding Park in San Francisco. Woods stood on three-over par 147 after 36 holes, just on the projected cut line as the last players teed off in the round. Read Also: Tiger Woods cautious about return ahead of Memorial World number 14 Woods found a fairway bunker and needed four shots to reach the green on his way to a bogey at 17 then made a double bogey at the first to begin his second nine of the day. Bogeys at the par-4 second and sixth holes followed before Woods bounced back with birdies at the par-5 seventh and par-3 eighth. But he needed three shots to reach the green and a seven-foot putt to salvage par at the last just to have hopes at making the weekend. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “I would like to have the opportunity to play tomorrow,” Woods said. “Hopefully the cut will fall one more and I’ll have the opportunity.” Woods, who began Friday on the back nine, put his approach to three feet at the par-3 12th and made birdie, but missed a three-foot par putt at 13 and sent his first three shots into the rough on the way to a bogey at the par-5 15th. Loading… Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThe Best Cars Of All TimeHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holeslast_img read more