Happy with service from Ferrellgas

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionI am a customer of Ferrellgas through my membership in the Galway Co-op, and unlike the bad press that Ferrellgas has been getting, I have nothing but good things to say about the company and its service. On Dec. 27, I made a request to get my propane tank refilled, and I asked for a Dec. 30 delivery. I was told that they would check their schedule and get back to me after they could give me a definite answer. Two hours later, someone from their office called and said that I was firmly scheduled for the Saturday delivery.  At 7:15 a.m. on Saturday, I received a call that the delivery would occur in a half hour. At 7:45 a.m., the driver showed up and promptly filled my tank. When I offered him a coffee, he said that he did not have time because he had a busy schedule to attend to. The following morning, I again saw a Ferrellgas truck driving down a local road at 8 a.m. on Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve).  I feel that Ferrellgas is providing excellent service to its customers, in a timely manner and at a very competitive price. I will continue to be their customer for the foreseeable future.Rit SzczepanskiNorthvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesBroadalbin-Perth’s Tomlinson seizing the day by competing in cross country and golf this fallEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

Working mums left behind in exercise routines

first_imgHerald Sun 29 Sep 2011Working mums are being urged to get moving after research reveals they are the worst offenders for not exercising. Just one in five women with children aged under 18 met the national physical activity guidelines of 30 minutes of moderate exercise on most days, Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows. Physical Activity Australia chief executive Fiona Bailey said: “Working mothers tend to put other members of their families, in particular their children’s health and wellbeing, before their own.” It was important for mums to exercise, not only to improve their own health, but to set a good example for their children. “Being physically inactive can lead to overweight and obesity, which can increase the risk of developing a number of chronic health conditions,” Ms Bailey said.The research also found women who worked 16-34 hours a week were more likely to be sedentary or exercised at lower levels than women who worked 1-15 hours. “This may be because they have more difficulty finding time between work and caring for their children to exercise than women who work less,” Ms Bailey said.http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/time-to-step-it-up-mums/story-e6frf7jo-1226150427795last_img read more

Citizen complaints lead to reckless driving arrest

first_imgSellersburg, In. — Over the past few weeks, the Indiana State Police in Sellersburg has received numerous calls for a motorcyclist speeding and driving recklessly, both around and between traffic.  On Monday police were able to arrest that suspect.Over several mornings, callers complained that a motorcycle was southbound on I-65 driving in and out of traffic, passing in-between vehicles while on the center line, and speeding well over 100 mph.  All the callers were concerned due to the extreme recklessness with which the driver operated the bike.Monday morning numerous Troopers once again patrolled the area in an attempt to locate and observe the motorcycle first-hand.  Trooper Mark LaMaster saw a motorcycle matching the description given by the callers southbound on I-65 near the 16 mile marker.  LaMaster then followed the bike in an attempt to stop the driver.  While attempting to catch up to the motorcycle, Trooper LaMaster witnessed several reckless acts including weaving in and out of traffic and crossing multiple lanes of the interstate in an unsafe manner.  As the motorcycle continued southbound, Trooper Paul Bailey also observed the motorcycle and obtained a speed of 89 mph; however, it is estimated that the bike reached speeds well over 120 mph on some portions of the roadway.The operator was eventually stopped near the 6 mile marker where he was arrested for Reckless Driving, a class B misdemeanor, and cited for speeding.The driver was identified as Gregory J. Conway, 23, of Aberdeen, North Carolina.  Mr. Conway is a temporary resident of the area while employed with a company working in Clarksville, IN.last_img read more

FA Cup: Nigerian project Idah hat-trick lifts Norwich

first_imgRelatedPosts Manchester City end EPL campaign with battering of Norwich City + final table EPL: Burnley seek history against Brighton EPL: Burnley beat Norwich to keep Euro bid alive Teenager Adam Idah struck a hat-trick to fire Norwich into the fourth round of the FA Cup for the first time since 2013 as they brushed aside Preston 4-2 at Deepdale. Idah, making only his second Norwich start days after his Premier League debut as a substitute against Crystal Palace, opened the scoring inside 90 seconds and made it 3-0 before half-time when he fired in a second from distance. In between the 18-year-old who is on Nigeria’s radar played a key role in Onel Hernandez’s strike and he was not done there, sealing his hat-trick from the penalty spot in the 61st minute after Billy Bodin pulled one back for Preston. The Republic of Ireland under-21 forward needed only 84 seconds to score his first Norwich goal. Marco Stiepermann’s pass sliced open the Preston defence and released Idah, and he slipped the ball beyond Connor Ripley and into the corner of the net. Idah was involved again when Norwich doubled their lead just before the half-hour mark as he broke through the Preston defence again. This time Ripley blocked Idah’s shot but then failed to deal with Hernandez’s strike as he followed up. And the game looked over before half-time as Idah struck his second – another moment Ripley will not want to see again. The keeper, standing in for regular stopper Declan Rudd, came darting off his line to beat Hernandez to the throughball, but succeeded only in playing it to Idah who lofted a shot into the net from distance. Ripley hauled down Idah as he ran through on goal, collecting a yellow card, and the teenager coolly slotted home the penalty for his hat-trick.Tags: Adam IdahBilly BodinDeepdaleMarco StiepermannNorwich Citylast_img read more

The Latest: IOC sets aside $800M for loans, payments

first_img___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 ___Akron is dropping men’s golf and cross country and women’s tennis in cost-cutting moves due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The school said the reduction will take effect at the end of the 2019-20 academic year. Akron will now have seven men’s sports and 10 women’s sports. The school will remain a member of the Mid-American Conference, which announced changes to several conference championships earlier this week.“These decisions are very difficult but they are important and necessary at this time,” athletic director Larry Williams said. “This action aligns us with our Mid-American Conference peers in the total number of sports and is part of the ongoing effort to redesign the University to ensure that UA continues to invest in high-demand, high-quality academic programs.”In a news release, the school said it considered factors including program cost, facilities, community impact and future funding. The league said on Wednesday that it hopes to resume playing games on June 13 but the government has not approved a restart yet.___Turkish soccer club Besiktas says eight people have tested positive for the coronavirus and training has been suspended.The club says president Ahmet Nar Cebi and a player were among those who tested positive.Turkish teams have resumed limited training sessions following the federation’s decision to restart matches in empty stadiums on June 12. Ireland has postponed its limited-overs cricket matches against New Zealand and Pakistan in June and July because of the coronavirus pandemic.New Zealand Cricket informed Cricket Ireland this week it couldn’t travel and the latter has confirmed putting off the matches in Northern Ireland. The teams were to meet for three Twenty20s in Bready and three one-day internationals in Belfast from June 19 to July 2.Restrictions on travel and professional sports also forced Cricket Ireland to postpone hosting Pakistan in two T20s on July 12 and 14.The Netherlands legs of both tours by New Zealand and Pakistan had already been curtailed last month after the Dutch government banned all big sports events until Sept. 1.Pakistan is still scheduled to tour England for three tests and three T20s from July 30 to Sept. 2. International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says $150 million will be available for loans to sports governing bodies and national Olympic committees. They were due payments this year for the Tokyo Games, which are now scheduled to open in July 2021.IOC chief operating officer Lana Haddad says a breakdown of how the $650 million could be allocated will be formulated in the months ahead. It was unclear how much of the money would go to Tokyo organizers.The Swiss government announced Wednesday that Olympic sports federations based in the country can apply for federal loans. The IOC will put up half the money for those loans, with federal and state authorities providing 25% each.___The Southeastern Conference has formed a task force to advise the league and member schools on decisions about resuming sports amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Latest: IOC sets aside $800M for loans, payments The SEC’s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force represents the league’s 14 universities.The group of medical professionals began meeting by video conference in April, the SEC said Thursday. They provide regular updates to SEC presidents, chancellors and athletic directors.Conference members will have to approve any policy changes related to a return to practices, workouts, meetings and competition.SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said the task force “has begun to provide the guidance necessary to make decisions related to the return to athletics activities for SEC student-athletes and to assist in our collaboration with colleague conferences in determining a safe return to athletics competition.”___ May 14, 2020 ___Atlanta United players Anton Walkes and Fernando Meza say they’re open to the idea of resuming Major League Soccer with all teams playing in the Orlando, Florida, area.But Walkes said there are a number of issues that must be addressed before such a plan could be approved.“The safety of everyone is first and foremost,” he said on a video conference call with Atlanta media. Details of the plan are still under consideration, but the league’s 26 teams and limited staff would likely be sheltered in a resort with games played without fans at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World. The league suspended play on March 12 after teams had played just two games. Udinese was three points above the relegation zone in 14th place before Serie A was suspended on March 9.___The Italian soccer federation has set up a pool of inspectors to check that teams comply with new health protocols and government decrees issued during the coronavirus pandemic.Serie A teams were permitted to resume individual training on May 4 while full team training can restart Monday.Lazio has reportedly already been training in groups of three players. The federation says inspectors will verify that practices are held according to the rules. The PGA Tour Champions, which already has canceled eight tournaments because of the COVID-19 pandemic, has decided to combine 2020 and 2021 into one season.Tour president Miller Brady says combining two seasons into one is the best solution.The 50-and-older circuit is scheduled to resume with the Ally Challenge in Michigan on July 31. That would be the first of 13 events remaining this year, barring any delays. The PGA Tour Champions already has lost two majors, the U.S. Senior Open and the Senior PGA Championship, and is waiting to hear the fate of the Senior British Open.Because of the combined seasons, the postseason events will have 81-player fields and a Charles Schwab Cup champion will not be decided until 2021.The tour will announce the 2021 schedule later this year.center_img Cricket Ireland says it is talking with England officials about possibly rescheduling their three ODIs in September in England.___Udinese owner Gianpaolo Pozzo says it “wouldn’t make sense” to restart Serie A anytime soon.Pozzo says it’s better to wait until “we’ve passed the critical phase” before thinking about restarting.He says if a team is ordered into quarantine after playing two or three matches because a player tests positive and the season is stopped again “we’ll have made a huge mistake.” Orlando became the latest NBA team to reopen its practice facility since the coronavirus shutdown, with Nikola Vucevic among the first Magic players to arrive back for voluntary workouts Thursday.The Magic released video of Vucevic working with assistant coach Lionel Chalmers, who was in a mask and gloves for the session. The NBA requires anyone who is present for the workouts, except for the player while he is working out, to be wearing personal protective equipment.“It felt good to be back here and get some work in,” Vucevic said afterward in a message distributed by the team. “But I still want you guys to stay safe, be smart, listen to the experts. It’s still a dangerous time for everybody. But be safe, listen to the experts and I’ll see you soon.”Vucevic was averaging 19.5 points and 11 rebounds per game for the Magic when the NBA season was suspended March 11.___ Meza said “the logistics of it will be challenging.”Walkes said he’s also concerned about the mental aspect of players being asked to essentially quarantine in one location — especially if it means being without families and friends for potentially several months.Teams could head to Florida as early as June 1 for training camps. After such a long layoff, Walkes indicated it would likely take at least a month to get in proper playing shape to start up again.___The Austrian soccer league says it is investigating first-place club LASK Linz for breaking rules on training during the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press Clubs in Austria are only supposed to hold training for small groups of players under social distancing regulations before full training begins Friday.But the league says it was sent multiple videos showing “a regular team training session” which supposedly took place “recently.” LASK has been charged with a violation of fair-play principles. The team could be fined or have points deducted.Salzburg commercial director Stephan Reiter says the second-place club is “shocked and stunned” at LASK’s conduct.Soccer is scheduled to resume in the country with the Austrian Cup final on May 29 before the league starts up again next month.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The IOC says it is setting aside $800 million for loans and payments arising from the pandemic that forced the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to be postponed. ___Spanish second-division club Elche says its players have agreed to return to training after it reinstated their full-time work contracts.Club CEO Patricia Rodríguez told Spanish news agency EFE Thursday that after negotiating with the squad, the club had agreed to end the work furlough it had been on for two months since the coronavirus pandemic put all league activity on hold.The players did not return to practice on Wednesday as a protest against salary reductions of 70% imposed under the furlough. Many Spanish clubs have put their players on furlough.Spanish clubs have returned to training individually at club facilities as they wait for the league to resume play, possibly this summer. ___The three leading women’s pole vaulters get their turn to compete on Saturday in the second edition of the Ultimate Garden Clash.Katerina Stefanidi of Greece, Katie Nageotte of the United States and Alysha Newman of Canada will participate in the event but won’t be competing in their backyards because they don’t have the equipment at home. They will instead be at nearby training facilities.The top men’s pole vaulters competed in the Ultimate Garden Clash at their homes in early May. Mondo Duplantis and Renaud Lavillenie shared the victory with more than 250,000 people watching a live stream.The winner on Saturday will be the vaulter who clears the bar at 4 meters the most times in 30 minutes. ___The Southern Conference will cut back on schools qualifying for several championships, cut its league baseball series from three games to two and hold virtual media days for football and basketball.Those are among several cost-cutting moves announced by the conference because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.The Division I conference will reduce qualifiers to four for men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s tennis, softball and baseball.Conference commissioner Jim Schaus said league presidents had approved a cost-savings plan for the 2020-21 academic year. Schaus said staff at the conference office will have reduced travel going forward and their salaries will be frozen.last_img read more

Syracuse basketball recruiting: Orange offers 4-star point guard Quade Green

first_imgSyracuse extended its second offer of the day to four-star Neumann-Goretti (Pennsylvania) High School point guard Quade Green, multiple sources confirmed. The news was first reported by GiveNGoBasketball.comGreen is the 43rd-rated prospect in ESPN’s Class of 2017 rankings and also has offers from Louisville, Maryland and Villanova, per his profile. He only stands at 5 feet, 11 inches and 155 pounds but could follow in a line of Neumann-Goretti alums to come to SU that includes Rick Jackson and Scoop Jardine.Green plays AAU ball for WE R1 (Delaware), the same team as Class of 2016 oferee Sedee Keita. Neumann-Goretti head coach Carl Arrigale said via text that Green has received “plenty” of offers today, as it’s the first day coaches can directly contact rising high school junior prospects.Arrigale also said that assistant coaches Mike Hopkins and Gerry McNamara have been out to the area to watch Green play.After offering Green and Michael Porter Jr. Monday, the Orange has extended offers to six players in the class.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on June 15, 2015 at 7:29 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Fighter dies after MMA bout

first_imgJhew-ow Carvalho had taken part in an event on Saturday, at the National Boxing Stadium in Dublin on the south circular road.He suffered a brain injury after being beaten in a fight.He was declared dead last night in Beaumount Hospital after spending 48 hours in a critical condition.last_img

Mugabe Stops Nigeria’s Emmanuel

first_imgThe second leg of the Abuja Open Tennis Tournament served off monday at the National Tennis Centre, Abuja with Nigeria’s Sylvester Emmanuel succumbing to a 6-3,5-7, 5-7 defeat to Uganda’s Duncan Mugabe.Emmanuel, the world no 1546 broke his Southern African opponent in the fourth and sixth games of the opening set before serving out the set for a 6-3 win.Mugabe showed signs of frustration as he was eager to take control of the game but Emmanuel stood his ground holding on his serves in the second set. A tie break-decider looms large as there was no break in up till the twelfth and final game but Mugabe broke the homeboy to a devastating effect for a 7-5 win prompting a final set.At 6-5 to the advantage of Mugabe -amid both players breaking each other in the third and sixth game- the same scenario played out in the final set as Mugabe broke while Emmanuel was serving to force a tie-break decider.In order matches, top seed Aldin Setkic bagged a hard-fought 6-1, 6-7, 6-3 win over Spain’s Aaron Alcaraz with the Bosnian progressing after a test that lasted 2hrs 20mins.Egyptian duo of Issam Taweel and Karim-Mohammed Maamoun also progressed to the second round with triumphs over Indian Chandril Sood and Alexander Igoshin of Russia 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 and 6-1, 6-3 respectively.A dozen of first round matches are on the card today with Nigerians involved in four.Moses Michael faces a Herculean task as he battles Dutchman Antal van Der Duim, the winner of the first leg while Joseph Ubon keep a date with Ilija Vucic of Serbia.Christopher Edward and Thomas Otu are also expected to face tough challenges as when they battle will also have their hands full as they confront Austrian Lenny Hampel and Zimbabwe’s Mark Fynn.Some other key matches will see Mohamed Safwat of Egypt confronts Zimbabwe’s Takanyi Karaganga; Hunter Reese of the USA against Turker Vorster of South Africa; Simeon Rossier of Switzerland faces David Pel of the Netherlands and Sherif Sabri of Egypt takes on Pirmin Haenle of Germany.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Chelsea Aim to Dent Liverpool’s 100% Record

first_imgStamford Bridge will be the centre of attention as two teams with intense rivalry in recent years go head-to-head in search of points today.Games between Chelsea and Liverpool are usually big occasions, be they in Europe or England, and this one will be no different, with both teams suffering midweek defeats in the Champions League and looking for a response.It will be a chance for Chelsea to knock-off the team in first place, something they’re specialists at, after doing it 18 times, the most in Premier League history and the 2-2 draw between both teams in the Super Cup showed that Chelsea are able to match the European champions. Jurgen Klopp’s side have a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League and will be hopeful of maintaining their 100% record. Having come ever so close to their first top flight title since 1990, Liverpool have rocketed off the line this season and will be looking to keep the throttle wide open, knowing that every little point will be crucial in their own little two-team league with Manchester City.For Chelsea, it’s a matter of keeping touch with the top end of the table, which has a glut of teams all with decent, but far from stellar, starts to the season — coming into the weekend, only three points separated 3rd place from 16th, with all four of the remaining top six from last season level on 8 points (and Spurs already losing this weekend).Chelsea’s injury situation is getting better, but not quite quickly enough with Emerson and Antonio Rüdiger still sidelined, N’Golo Kanté and Mason Mount facing late fitness tests, and Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James not yet match fit.Coming off a 2-0 defeat in Naples, Klopp’s side will be looking to avoid back-to-back defeats — uncommon as they may be, Liverpool did lose twice in a row at the start of the calendar year. And before then, in the dying moment of the 2017-18 Premier League, Conte’s Chelsea beat Liverpool at the Bridge, after they had lost to AS Roma a few days before.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Cuisine: Oxtail and beans

first_imgOxtail and beans is among the Caribbean region’s most enjoyable and delicious dishes. With the large Caribbean population now residing in the US the dish has also grown in popularity in the US not only with Caribbean nationals but all those who love delicious Caribbean fare. Here is a simple way to prepare the much-loved meal served with white rice. Ingredients12 ounces dried lima beans4 pounds oxtails2 large Vidalia onions, chopped3 scallions, chopped4 garlic cloves, smashed1 bunch fresh thyme2 tablespoons red pepper flakes4 teaspoons hot paprika2 bay leaves2 tablespoons hot sauce4 tablespoons gravy master6 cups low-sodium beef broth4 teaspoons tomato paste2 tablespoons saltWhite rice, recipe follows2 cups riceDirectionsIn a large bowl, cover lima beans with water, cover with a towel and soak overnight.In a large pot, add oxtails, onions, scallions, garlic, thyme, red pepper, paprika, bay leaf, hot sauce, and gravy master and marinate at least 4 hours or overnight in the refrigerator, stirring occasionally.Add enough water to just cover the oxtails and bring the mixture to a boil. Lower to a simmer, cover and cook 2 hours. Every 30 minutes for 2 hours add 2 cups of water or broth, alternating, as necessary, to keep oxtails covered with liquid.At 2 hours, add the beans, tomato paste, and 2 more cups of beef broth and water, if needed. Bring to a boil then simmer uncovered 2 hours, skimming fat off top and stirring occasionally. In the last 1/2 hour of cook time, season with 2 tablespoons salt. Serve with rice.White Rice:Rinse rice 3 times to remove starch. Put rice in a medium saucepan. Fill saucepan with enough water to cover the rice by 1/2-inch or measure by placing your thumb tip on the rice and filling the pot with water until the water reaches the middle of your thumbnail. Bring rice to a simmer, cover and cook until tender and liquid is evaporated, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let rice stand another 5 minutes, covered.Yield: 4 to 6 servingslast_img read more