Grateful to person who returned purse

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionI want to thank the person who turned in my purse at Delmonico’s Restaurant on Dec. 6.I left it at restaurant and am glad to say there are nice people left in this world.Thank you, once again.Norlene GagewaySchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Schenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%Anderson starts, but Dodgers finish off NLCS winSchenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentsSchenectady police reform sessions pivot to onlinelast_img read more

New GM Novendra takes aim at higher chess title

first_img“He has a chance to improve as he is just entering the prime age of 20 to 30 years old. Next, he will compete against the crème de la crème, such as Magnus Carlsen,” he added, referring to the current world chess champion from Norway. Novendra earned an Elo rating of 2,500 to earn his GM title after beating international master (IM) Klaudia Kulon of Poland at the Liberec Open in the Czech Republic.He collected 8.5 points after nine rounds. Novendra, who started playing chess at the age of 6 after watching his father play the sport, has an Elo rating of 2,502. Playing with a carefree attitude was his key to winning the Liberec Open, said Novendra who said he often struggled with stage fright while competing.Percasi development and achievements department head Kristianus Liem said Novendra would need to work hard to improve his research skills. In an era where technology has influenced sports, Kristianus said many chess players had been doing a lot of research on their opponents.  “In chess, it is really hard to advance to the next level. But some players can advance [drastically] once they surpass a certain level. I hope that is the case with Novendra, as he has reached GM level,” he added.Novendra said he would go all-out to achieve super GM status.“It will be an uphill battle from here on. I have to set a target to increase my Elo rating to 2,600 in two or three years,” he said. Chess prodigy Novendra Priasmoro seems to be entering a new chapter after claiming the grandmaster (GM) title last week. The 20-year-old is expected to display consistency to achieve super grandmaster status. It was GM Utut Adianto himself who encouraged him to achieve more. Novendra, who is sponsored  by heavy equipment distributor PT United Tractors, is the eighth Indonesian chess player to secure the title. Its has been 16 years since Susanto Megaranto claimed the same title in 2004 when he was 17.“Novendra’s journey to grandmaster has been filled with many ups and downs. Is this the end of the journey [for Novendra]? I say no. Ideally, Novendra needs to be able to earn an Elo rating of 2,700,” said Utut, who is also the head of Indonesian Chess Association (Percasi). “[Being] grandmaster is an achievement. Ideally, a grandmaster should stay in Europe, tour [the region] to compete in tournaments,” he added.Utut, who is also a lawmaker, said Percasi was discussing a training program to increase Novendra’s Elo rating.Utut advised his junior to focus on his career and to not think about other things, like getting married. “Most of the problems faced by Indonesian athletes are non-technical. We should ask about his commitment. Success cannot be achieved without sacrifice,” he said.center_img Topics :last_img read more

COVID-19 patients line up at Kemayoran athletes village on first day open

first_imgDozens of patients put under surveillance for COVID-19 crowded the emergency hospital at the Kemayoran athletes village in Central Jakarta after it opened on Monday.At least 30 patients immediately rushed to the temporary hospital an hour after it officially opened on Monday afternoon, said Arya Sinulingga, an aide to State-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir.Kompas TV reported that some patients were still lining up outside the hospital on Monday evening. “Please understand that the test takes time. There’s no way we can simultaneously test 100 people because the equipment is limited,” Arya said on Tuesday.The ministry prepared two health facilities dedicated to treating COVID-19 patients, namely the Kemayoran athletes village as a temporary hospital and Pertamina Jaya Hospital, also in Central Jakarta, which has been assigned to treat patients with acute symptoms that require intensive care.Read also: COVID-19: Ministry to develop temporary hospitals in several regionsHowever, not all confirmed COVID-19 positive cases would be treated in the hospitals, Arya added, as the ministry had prepared scenarios regarding the use of healthcare facilities for those patients. “People who test positive but show no symptoms of the disease can self-isolate. Those in a severe condition can be treated at [either] the athletes village or Pertamina Hospital,” said Arya.He went on to say this scenario would make better sense as studies predicted that the number of patients could reach up to 8,000, while medical personnel and facilities were limited.However, patients without symptoms could also be hospitalized if the person’s place of living was inadequate as a location for self-quarantine.During the 2018 Asian Games, the Kemayoran athletes village was able to house 24,000 people. However, Jokowi said the complex would be able to handle about 3,000 patients as of now.“People tend to see this facility as an alternative location that will provide treatment for COVID-19 patients. This urges them to go there [to be checked],” Jokowi said during a press briefing on Tuesday.“However, I hope few people will be taken to this temporary hospital,” the President went on to say.Read also: Readiness of Greater Jakarta hospitals key in mitigating spread of COVID-19The Health Ministry’s disease control and prevention director general, Achmad Yurianto, asserted that the temporary hospital would not be used for people with minor or no symptoms, which is about 80 percent of all COVID-19 positive cases in the country.“Self-isolation by staying at home is enough. Not all people with the disease should depend on hospital services. [People without symptoms should not depend on hospitals] unless there is a comorbidity issue,” said Yurianto, who also serves as the government spokesperson for all COVID-19-related matters.As of Tuesday, the emergency hospital had received a total of 102 visits of COVID-19 patients. Of the total number, 71 were immediately hospitalized in the athletes village complex.Indonesian health authorities have confirmed 686 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday, with 55 fatalities and 30 recoveries. The cases are spread across 24 provinces, with most cases in Jakarta, where 424 cases and 31 deaths have been confirmed.Topics :last_img read more

​NBIM backs companies thinking about how they help society

first_imgThey said NBIM had a vested interest in well-functioning markets in financial instruments, the efficient allocation of capital and risk, and long-term economic growth – and that strong corporate governance practices contributed to these aims.Smith Ihenacho and Gjessing wrote that their organisation continued to support the GGP, and were responding in the letter to the questions of greatest relevance to NBIM.“We concur with the GGP’s emphasis on the role of the board, clarity of its leadership and a composition marked by relevant knowledge, independence, competence, industry experience and diversity of perspectives,” they wrote.Boards should set executive remuneration in a transparent manner, the pair wrote.“We support that remuneration should be designed to effectively align the interests of the CEO with those of the company and its shareholders to help ensure long-term performance and sustainable value creation,” they said.Among other issues mentioned, NBIM said in the letter that – as stated in one of its own published papers – boards should make sure company reporting reflected all material sustainability risks and opportunities.In the months before NBIM’s new chief executive officer Nicolai Tangen started work at Norges Bank’s Oslo offices at the start of September, the central bank’s Chair and Governor Øystein Olsen weathered a storm of public criticism over his handling of Tangen’s appointment.As a final concession to political demands, Tangen agreed just days before starting work to divest his hedge fund management business entirely and put all of his personal investments into the form of bank deposits – in order to avoid even the semblance of conflicts of interest.Contributing to the arts has been one of Tangen’s most well-known priorities, with the Norwegian billionaire having set up a charitable foundation alongside his AKO Capital fund management business, and being set to donate his large collection of Nordic art to a proposed new museum building in his hometown of Kristiansand.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here. Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), the central bank arm which runs Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, has singled out in a consultation the aspects of good governance which it sees as most relevant – including clarity of leadership, independence and the contribution companies make to society.The manager of the NOK10.5tn (€977bn) Government Pension Fund Global – which is still reeling from its own governance crisis – outlined its key beliefs around corporate governance in a letter to the International Corporate Governance Network, giving feedback for its review of the network’s Global Governance Principles (GGP).Carine Smith Ihenacho, NBIM’s chief corporate governance officer, and senior analyst Ola Peter Krohn Gjessing, wrote in the letter: “We support companies reflecting on their contribution to society.”Companies choosing to articulate a purpose should, the pair said, take a comprehensive approach and translate it into culture, strategy, targets and actions.last_img read more

Top five sales of 2018 on the Gold Coast

first_img103-105 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach sold for $11.6 million – the highest on the Gold Coast this year.A BEACHFRONT house on the Gold Coast’s Millionaire’s Row holds the highest price paid for a property on the Gold Coast this year after trading for $11.6 million.The home, at 103-105 Hedges Ave, has been bought by an interstate buyer.The Frost sale was achieved by Kollosche Prestige Agents principal Michael Kollosche and Prestige Property’s Harry Kakavas. 3250/23 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise. 3250/23 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise. 3-7 Sir Lancelot Close, Sovereign Islands. 3-7 Sir Lancelot Close, Sovereign Islands changed hands for more than $11 million. Coming in at a close second is another mega mansion, this time on the Sovereign Islands that sold for $11 million.Amir Mian, principal of Prestige Property Agents, confirmed last month’s sale of ‘Grande Vista’ on the Sovereign Islands but would not disclose the sale price. 31-33 The Corso Isle Of Capri sold for $8.8 million.center_img 8-10 Marseille Court, Sorrento changed hands for $9 million. 8-10 Marseille Court, Sorrento. A Surfers Paradise apartment rounds out the top three sales of 2018 — it sold for $9.5 million in January.The luxurious skyhome at the Towers of Chevron Renaissance, which spans the 39th and 40th floors, is on one of the most popular tourists strips in the country and took two years to build.It has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, 21 car spaces and panoramic views over the city, beaches, main river and Gold Coast hinterland. TOP FIVE SALES — 103-105 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach, $11.6 million— 3-7 Sir Lancelot Close, more than $11 million— 3250/23 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise, $9.5 million— 8-10 Marseille Court, Bundall, $9 million— 31-33 The Corso, Isle of Capri, $8.8 million 103-105 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach.The sale is the fourth largest on the Mermaid beachfront since the strip’s GFC-induced doldrums, with one of the sales — former Billabong investor Scott Perrin’s Gold Coast residential record $25 million deal on his home Tidemark — leading the way.The new owner of the Alan Frost property gets a house with three ensuite bedrooms, a guest retreat, study, lap pool, and a basement with a media room, wet bar, powder room, and parking for six cars. 3-7 Sir Lancelot Close, Sovereign Islands.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoIt’s just over $11 million,” Mr Mian said.“It is the highest sale on the Sovereign Islands.”“A local buyer will be moving into it.”The property, at 3-7 Sir Lancelot Close, now holds the sales record on the Sovereign Islands — the record was previously held by Baltimore, a mega mansion that changed hands for $11 million in 2006.last_img read more

Bulldogs Grapplers Post Victory Over Cubs

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldog wrestling team hosted the Madison Cubs for the teams 7th dual meet of the year.  A week ago today the Bulldogs varsity squad suffered a big loss from the Panthers of Jennings County.   This loss helped the Dogs get a little more fired up and lifted them to a win over the Cubs 42-34.  The win improved the teams record to 3 wins and 4 losses.The evening started with four of our 9th grade JV members earning wins over their opponents.  Jonah Chase started the night with a third period pin after falling behind early in the match.  Ethan Meyer continued the winning after pinning his opponent in the second period.  Both Nick Nobbe and Conner Batchelor finished their opponents in the first period with decisive pins.  These four wrestlers gave the varsity squad the lift they needed.      The varsity match opened in the 138lb class with junior Jackson Wooldridge of Batesville. Wooldridge led the entire match before pinning Steven Lin in the second period giving the Bulldogs a 6-0 lead.  Sophomore Jon Vincent in the 145lb class continued the wins facing off against Dax Youngblood from Madison.  Vincent pinned his opponent in the first period adding another 6 points to the Bulldogs lead.  Bulldog Chris Schene wrestled Raul DelGotto in the 152lb class like a true senior.  Schene fell behind by one point in the first period before reversing his opponent in the second period.  This reversal led to a pin for Schene and another 6 points for the team improving the lead to 18-0.  Junior Drew McLeod of Batesville started his match with the first takedown of the 160lb class.  This takedown led to a quick pin in the first period adding another Batesville win, beating Gage Brewer of Madison.  Axel Garcia of Batesville faced off against Peter Kopecy from Madison in the 170lb class.  Garcia, a freshman, battled to a 11-11 tie with his opponent before a final mistake by Kopcey of Madison ended the match by disqualification.  This disqualification added six more points to the teams score making it 30-0 Batesville.  Abram Garcia stepped on the mat against Madison’s Ethan Schafer.  Garcia’s sophomore experience helped him fight through a tough opponent but was not enough in the end losing by a major decision of 12-4.  This loss gave the Cubs their first four points of the night.  Drew Garbarini, a freshman and first year wrestler, fell in the first period by pin to Logan Kent of Madison.  This loss moved the team score to 30-10.  The Bulldogs were unable to fill the 220lb and 285lb class giving up two six-point forfeits.  These forfeits edged the Cubs to just eight points shy of Batesville with a new team score of 30-22.  Freshman Caleb Bischoff-Niese faced off against Jacob Skirvin, a strong 106lb opponent from Madison.  Niese was shut down in the first period by a pin but came away with experience that will benefit him as he moves to his conference opponents.  This loss moved the score to 30-28 Batesville.  The Cubs received another forfeit from the the Bulldogs in the 113lb class gaining the lead by four points, 34-30 Madison.  Both Madison and Batesville had forfeits in the 120lb class before freshman JT Linkel of Batesville and Dante O’Banion of Madison faced off in the 126lb class.  Linkel gave up a quick takedown in the first period before finding a reversal.  This reversal led to a huge pin by Linkel and another team score change moving the Bulldogs to a 36-34 lead.  The final match of the evening faced off team captain and senior Michael Deal of Batesville and Eli McGillan of Madison.  The 132lb bout was the deciding factor on which team would go home with the victory.  Deal held up his side of the bargain for the Bulldogs earning a quick takedown before securing the win with another pin for the team.  This was Deal’s fifth pin of the season and an individual record of 6-0.  This final win of the night moved the Bulldogs to a 42-34 victory over the Cubs.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Deal.last_img read more

IMCA Modifieds race for $1K at Red River Tour shows

first_imgThe July 3 Baby Blue Harcrow Memorial for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars at Heart O’ Texas pays $1,500 to win and $100 to start. Stocks also race opening night at Ardmore and at Kennedale.  Ken Schrader will follow the tour, which has no entry fee any night. Mufflers are required at KSP and at Boyd.  Opening night for the third annual tour is Wednesday, July 1 at Southern Oklahoma Speedway, with events to follow July 2 at Grayson County Speedway, July 3 at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, July 4 at Kennedale Speedway Park and July 5 at Boyd Raceway.  ARDMORE, Okla. – IMCA Modifieds race for $1,000 to win and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berths each night of the Lone Star Super Gas Red River Tour South presented by Smiley’s Racing Products. Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods join all five programs.last_img read more

Clum, Gutnik prep for final title shots

first_imgGrappling with success, six Wisconsin wrestlers came out on top at the Big Ten tournament to qualify for the NCAA Championships Mar. 16-18 in Oklahoma City, Okla. As a team, the Badgers finished seventh overall with 75.6 points, while Minnesota won the championships, beating last year’s winner Illinois 138-125.Though Wisconsin finished lower than coach Barry Davis would have liked, he is pleased with his wrestlers’ hard work and the all wrestlers who qualified. At the same time, he’d like to see them get beyond the satisfaction of being there and focus on winning it all.”That’s what you work for,” Davis said. “They’ve earned their right to be there.”The highlight of the Big Ten Championships for Wisconsin was senior Tom Clum’s title match-up against top-ranked Mack Reiter of Minnesota at 133 pounds. It took three overtime periods before Clum scored a takedown to take the gold 6-4 against the defending Big Ten champion. Those in attendance deemed it the match of the century according to Davis.Clum, now a two-time Big Ten champion, and Ed Gutnik (141) are the only two seniors advancing to the national meet, as heavyweight Lee Kramer and 174-pound Kelly Flaherty fell in the early goings to end their Badger careers on a losing note.Joining the two seniors in Oklahoma City will be seventh-place finishers Colin Cudd (125) and Dallas Herbst (197), fifth-place finisher Craig Henning (157), and fourth-place finisher Tyler Turner (149). Jake Donar finished eighth at 165 pounds and will go to the national tournament as an alternate. Though no one aside from Clum placed higher than fourth, all of those advancing finished better than their initial pre-seeds.”Every guy we’re taking was above their seed except for Craig Henning and in that weight-class it can come out different every time,” Davis said. “These guys stepped up and did really well.”Big Ten Champion Minnesota wrestled up to a No. 1 ranking as four of their grapplers won individual titles — 184-pound Roger Kish, Dustin and CP Schlatter (149) and (157), and heavyweight Cole Konrad.Heading into the NCAA Championship, Konrad boasts a perfect 36-0 mark on the season and freshman Dustin Schlatter is 37-1. Both of these top-ranked individuals are primed to win the title in their respective weight-classes. Other top contenders from the Big Ten include Northwestern’s Jake Hebert (174) who is 32-0, Michigan’s 165-pound Ryan Churella (25-0), and Michigan State’s Andy Simmons (125) who is 29-0 this season.At 125 pounds, the unranked Colin Cudd will have his hands full with Simmons and Big 12 champion Sam Hazewinkel of Oklahoma, who is ranked No. 2 nationally. Another guy to look out for is Oklahoma State’s Scott Coleman, who lost in the championships a 2-1 nail-biter against Hazewinkel.Tom Clum aims to end his collegiate career on the victory stand. Edinboro’s senior Shawn Bunch who is 30-1 on the season will be Clum’s toughest test at 133 pounds, outside of Minnesota’s Mack Reiter for Clum to achieve his goal. Also looking to make a push for the title will be Big 12 champion Nathan Morgan of Oklahoma State.Tyler Turner will face a load of talent in the 149-pound weight-class. After going through somewhat of a funk during the second-half of the season, Turner turned it on at the Big Ten’s.”I think Tyler Turner wrestled well,” Davis said. “I think that he’s back to the first-half of the season when he competed, his body looks good and strong again, for a while there he just lost a lot of energy, his body wasn’t the same. [Now] I think after a couple weeks of practice his body is as strong as it has ever been.”Dustin Schlatter of Minnesota is one the clear favorites, but Tony Eustice of Iowa and Mark Disalvo of Central Michigan throw their weight around with as much success as Schlatter, so this class should be a tough one. The wildcard coming in is Troy Tirapelle of Illinois, who went into the Big Ten Championships unseeded — yet ended up finishing second.After somewhat disappointing fifth-place finish at the championships, Craig Henning looks to rebound and hopefully finish in that position or better at the NCAA’s. Reigning champion Alex Tirapelle of Illinois proved to be human as CP Schlatter of Minnesota upended the senior to win the Big Ten Championships. Also look for two other guys to make a push for the NCAA Championship in this stacked 157-pound division — Big 12 winner Trent Paulson of Iowa State and Matt Lebe of West Virginia.While the meet may not result in any Badgers crowned NCAA Champion, the experience gained by wrestling at the highest level will be well worth it.last_img read more

Sykes’ entrance, Roberts’ dunk stand out in Orange Madness festivities

first_imgThe Syracuse men’s and women’s basketball teams were introduced at Orange Madness in the Carrier Dome on Friday night, and here are the highlights of the event.Best entrance — Brittney SykesBoth teams, the women’s and then men’s team, were introduced individually before their respective scrimmages, and Sykes stole the show.Amid a lot of subpar dancing and blaring introduction songs, Sykes mixed it up. The leader of the women’s team, who is recovering from an ACL and meniscus tear at the end of last season, busted a few moves before leaping onto the scorer’s table and pumping up the crowd. Her ACL didn’t look so bad and she followed her jump onto the table by getting all of her teammates into a circle for a synchronized dance.During the men’s team introductions, Michael Gbinije tried to change things up with a dunk. But his attempt clanged off the back rim and out, handing the “entrance point” to Sykes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBest walk-out song — Christian White, Zac Brown Band’s “Chicken Fried”Props to Christian White for deviating from the rap and hip hop and going with a country song. Everyone loves an outlier.Biggest disappointment — Selfie booths Throughout the night, the hosts advertised the selfie booths where players, coaches and basketball alumni would be available for the fans. Once the scrimmages and dunk contest ended, fans funneled onto the football field to take seflies, but most posed a few feet away from the players and coaches and had someone else take pictures for them. Selfie booths were the new attraction that disappointingly led to few, if any, selfies at all.Best scrimmage performance — Rakeem ChristmasNo players on the men’s and women’s teams were playing particularly hard — and for good reason — but Rakeem Christmas flashed some athleticism while leading the white team to a win.Christmas had a mid-range jump shot rim out and couldn’t convert a jump hook after an up-and-under, but was active on the boards and as a shot blocker. And twice, Christmas gathered a loose ball and took it c0ast-t0-coast before dunking in transition. It’s worth noting that no one really got in his way, but the ability to dribble from end to end and gather himself around the rim was a good sight for the Orange.Best play — Terrence Roberts buzzer-beating dunk to win the alumni game With the score knotted at 25-25 and time winding down in the alumni game, Terrence Roberts collected a pass and flushed a one-handed, left-handed dunk to give his team the win. Some of the best plays of the night came in the alumni game, with John Wallace throwing down a two-handed dunk and back-to-back long-range 3s, and Mookie Jones getting a hot in the second half. But Roberts’ clutch jam takes the cake, and that should tell you something about the men’s and women’s scrimmages.Best moment — Nick Trivelpiece layupWith 15.5 seconds left in the men’s basketball scrimmage, 10-year old Nicholas Trivelpiece checked into the game to an ovation from the Dome crowd. Trivelpiece has been around the men’s basketball team since 2009 as a part of a program that pairs kids with pediatric brain tumors with high school and college athletes. He was around during media day on Friday afternoon, was interviewed by Trevor Cooney, made his way into the team picture and walked into the Dome with Rakeem Christmas at the start of the night. But then he got his on-court opportunity.Trivelpiece got the inbound and dribbled down the court but had a layup rim out. Cooney gathered the ball and handed it to him, and Trivelpiece rolled in a layup right before the buzzer sounded. After it did, the team lifted Trivelpiece up and showered him with high-fives. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 17, 2014 at 11:26 pm Contact Jesse: | @dougherty_jesselast_img read more