Hold off on naming of Niskayuna ballfields

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionRe Dec. 25 article, “Niskayuna ballfields to bear name of town supervisor since 2008”: Not so fast, Nisky Town Board members.I think it should be up to the people of Niskayuna to decide to name anything in the town after a former supervisor.Two former supervisors that are worthy of recognition are Ed Rielly, first Democrat ever to be voted as town supervisor, with 18-plus years of service to the town, and Mardy Moore, the first woman to be voted town supervisor, with eight years service. Both have many accomplishment to numerous to list.Rose WertmanNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

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Watch Video: Secret behind Martha Bissah’s world-conquering strength

first_img17 year old Martha Bissah won Ghana’s first ever Olympic Gold medal at any level in any sport following her victory in the 800m final in China last year. InfoboxxTV tracked down Martha and her family, to find out where this exceptional young woman found the strength to do what no other Ghanaian has ever done.Meanwhile,it is has been reported Bissah has rejected a scholarship to go to the United States to study and develop her sporting abilities.President John Mahama said in the State of the Nation address on the 26th of February that Bissah was to be sent to the United States to continue her education and athletic training on a scholarship for winning a gold medal in the women’s 800m event at the 2014 Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China.According to the Ghana Athletics Association, Bissah was due to leave Ghana earlier this year after the necessary processes had been completed but it seems the athlete has decided to turn her back on the opportunity.It is unclear whether Bissah’s decision is out of her personal conviction or influence from her family.last_img read more

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Three new caps join senior women’s team

first_img22 Jul 2014 Three new caps join senior women’s team Three new caps will make their debut for England at the European senior ladies’ team championship at Golfclub Gut Altentann in Austria from 2-6 September. They are Julie Brown, (image © Leaderboard Photography),  the English senior women’s amateur champion from Staffordshire, Lulu Housman from Middlesex and Debbie Richards from Surrey. The team will be completed by Amanda Mayne of Somerset, Chris Quinn of Hampshire and Cath Rawthore, the English senior women’s stroke play champion, from Cheshire. The reserve is Jo Ashmore of Barnham Broom in Norfolk. The team will be captained by Pat Wrightson of  Huddersfield, Yorkshire. The players: Julie Brown (Trentham, Staffordshire) won the English senior women’s title at her first attempt. She was an England international and then a winner on the Ladies European Tour during a seven-year professional playing career. She returned to amateur ranks in 2006 and has since captained several England girls’ teams, won the Staffordshire championship twice – making four titles in total – and been Midlands North ladies’ champion. Lulu Housman (Highgate, Middlesex) reached the quarter finals of the senior amateur championship and tied sixth in the senior stroke play. She has previously been a reserve for the senior international team. Amanda Mayne (Saltford, Somerset) was the runner-up in the English senior stroke play and made her senior international debut in 2012. Chris Quinn (Hockley, Hampshire) has won six English senior titles and one British senior championship. This year she was runner-up in the senior amateur championship. Cath Rawthore (Sale, Cheshire) has just won the English senior stroke play title, playing in her second season of senior golf. She made her senior international debut last year. Debbie Richards (Burhill, Surrey) tied sixth in the senior stroke play and was a semi-finalist in the senior amateur. She has twice won the second flight at the senior amateur. The team has been selected using the England Golf senior order of merit. The top six players after the two English senior women’s championships have qualified for the European team. The England team for the Senior Home Internationals, which take place in October, will be the top seven players on the order of merit after the British senior championshiplast_img read more

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