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first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion There’s too much mowing. Remember the old push mowers? Our lawns were smaller. We had lots of bees and butterflies. Why such big lawns? I don’t get it.We put pesticides and herbicides and other chemicals on our lawns to kill everything but the grass. What are we doing?Clover is beautiful, but it is mowed off. No, no, no, they aren’t weeds; they’re wild flowers. Stop, for our honey bees are having a hard time. Give a piece of your lawn to the “wild side” and see what you get. Watch the lightning bugs and get rid of Spectrum and have free TV.Eunice KilmerJohnstownMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationTroopers: Colonie man dies in Montgomery County Thruway crashEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Feds: Painting stolen by Nazis and found at Arkell Museum returned to familylast_img read more


first_imgTopics : Mongolia on Tuesday barred anyone from entering or leaving its cities for six days after the country reported its first coronavirus case — a French energy company employee who flew in from Moscow.Mongolia had already sealed its border with neighboring China and banned flights from South Korea in an effort to keep the deadly virus out of the landlocked country of three million people.”The capital Ulaanbaatar and all province centers are quarantined until March 16 to curb the outbreak,” Deputy Prime Minister Enkhtuvshin Ulziisaikhan said at a press conference. The move means people are not allowed to enter or leave the capital or rural cities for almost a week, he said.Mongolia is the latest country to enact tough measures to contain the epidemic.China has locked down some 56 million people at the epicenter of the crisis in Hubei province and told millions more to stay home across the country. Italy has imposed restrictions on the entire country.More than 4,000 people have died and over 110,000 have been infected worldwide, with China accounting for most cases, though infections are now growing at a faster pace abroad.center_img In Mongolia’s first case, the French national arrived on March 2 on a flight from Moscow, said Health Minister Davaajantsangiin Sarangerel.The man, who works for a subsidiary of French nuclear firm Orano, was supposed to have remained in quarantine in his hotel for 14 days but ignored the rule, the minister said.He also visited a uranium mining project in Dornogobi province.Orano has a subsidiary in Mongolia called Badrakh Energy, which mines for uranium in the vast country.last_img read more


first_imgBrendan Rodgers is ‘best man’ for Arsenal job as Celtic exit looms over Leicester, says Chris Sutton Emery was sacked (Picture: NurPhoto via Getty)He is not the only man to be linked with the post, with former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri, Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti, Manchester City assistant Mikel Arteta, Gunners legend Patrick Vieira and even ex-Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino all thought to be in contention, but Sutton thinks Rodgers remains the strongest candidate.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTPochettino, like Rodgers, has also been tipped as a potential replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should Manchester United wield the axe, and while Sutton thinks he would favour a move to Old Trafford, he thinks Rodgers would be a better appointment anyway.‘Well he’d go for the United one. If hypothetically the jobs are available at the same time then that would be an easy one for him, I think,’ Sutton exclusively told Metro.co.uk ahead of Arsenal’s meeting with Brighton.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea 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 City‘Yes [due to the Spurs alleigance], that’s quite an easy one to answer. Look, the Arsenal job, everybody says great history, this, that and the other, fantastic past but they’re in a mess.‘I actually felt a bit sorry for Emery because I felt he took them sideways. They’d had a decade really of treading water and I don’t think they’re really any worse off.‘The fans turned – I think he won eight of his first 13 games this season, last season fifth and the Europa League final, I understand the stuff about the identity but it wasn’t just Emery. Rodgers is admired by Arsenal (Picture: Getty)‘There are people above him, it didn’t seem it was his choice solely on transfers, there were other people having a say on the transfers, as far as I am aware so on that basis I think we’ve said the same thing about the Arsenal backline for six, seven, eight, nine years now, they didn’t improve the backline, they bought Pepe in and spent £72million on another forward player.‘That’s not where Arsenal really have many issues. It’s a headscratcher where they go from here really. They’ve gone from experience – a manager with a good track record, did really good things with Sevilla, winning the Europa League and now, you know, you’re back down to a period with a bit of a blip. I understood why he had to go because you can’t have a whole stadium of fans booing you and that was the biggest issue really.‘Who they go for: Pochettino is in the frame, Rodgers is probably the best man for the job. Allegri doesn’t speak fluent English as far as I’m aware so there are question marks over the communications so I don’t know, it’s not an easy job. What’s the new manager going to come in and say? “I want money to spend in January” – that’s the reality of the situation at Arsenal.’AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalSutton was critical of Rodgers leaving Celtic earlier this year. With the Hoops chasing a third consecutive treble, he decided to leave the Scottish Premiership side and return to the Premier League.Sutton claimed he had ‘downsized’ and that ‘Celtic reserves are bigger than Leicester’, but while he still thinks the timing was off, he can’t fault Rodgers as a manager.However, he suspects Leicester fans will be concerned over the future of their manager, given Arsenal’s interest and how he abruptly upped sticks with Celtic. Arteta was previously in the frame (Picture: AMA/Getty)‘I don’t know his situation at Man City, whether Pep [Guardiola] would let them go or not but if he was good enough, or nearly good enough last time, why wouldn’t you give him the opportunity now?‘Vieira has had experience but the bottom line with them: who is going to make Mustafi better, Chambers better, David Luiz and give them defensive instinct?‘They’ve had the same car for the last decade and they’ve changed the drivers, haven’t they? Maybe it’s the car they need to change.’Should Brendan Rodgers be appointed Arsenal manager?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Ray Parlour tells Arsenal to snub Mikel Arteta and talks up Mauricio Pochettino appointmentMORE: Jack Grealish will be ‘closely scrutinised’ and may fit best at Arsenal, says Chris Sutton Sutton had his say on who should replace Emery (Picture: AMA/Getty)Chris Sutton believes Brendan Rodgers is the ‘best man’ for the vacant managerial role at Arsenal and thinks the manner in which he left Celtic will concern Leicester fans who are wanting to keep hold of him.The former Liverpool manager has turned Leicester into genuine top-four contenders this season and they will climb back into second with a draw or better against relegation-threatened Watford.Since Unai Emery was sacked by Arsenal, Rodgers has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates and he confirmed there’s a clause in his contract that can see him leave Leicester mid-season. Advertisementcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 4 Dec 2019 11:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Pochettino is available (Picture: Getty)‘That was the issue as a Celtic fan if it’s the best job in the world then why would you leave to go to a club who were essentially not really playing for anything. It is sad,’ he added at Bonus Code Bets ‘VAR-DICT’ event.‘Deep down if you go up there now, Celtic fans for what he actually achieved management-wise shouldn’t be feeling the way that they do about him but they do because it’s from the heart they feel let down. I understand that and this is why the situation where he’s linked to Arsenal, it’s not difficult to put this to bed and this was the same thing that happened to Celtic.Would you see Arsenal as a step up from Leicester?‘[It’s] probably not [a step up] playing wise at the moment but Arsenal is Arsenal, isn’t it?More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseOdion Ighalo reacts to Manchester United signing Edinson Cavani and Alex Telles‘Arsenal is a bigger club than Leicester. I don’t know how tough it would be to turn down, you’d have to ask him that. Arsenal has a great history, great club but his contract would be interesting in terms of what he would want because there are certain things at Arsenal which need an overhaul.AdvertisementI think they [Leicester] are an extremely well run club anyway but in all this the fact is you have to take your hat off to Brendan, I think he’s an outstanding coach and a great manager.’Arsenal may yet opt for the increasingly common approach of hiring a former player to be their full-time manager – Freddie Ljungberg will have the opportunity to throw himself into serious contention while taking temporary charge – but Sutton suggested it was the squad as a whole that needs fixing rather than the man in the dugout.‘It’s interesting the Arteta one because they seemed to want him before,’ Sutton said. ‘If they wanted him before, why not now? Commentlast_img read more


first_imgSackers – Joanna Smith, Naomi Brown and Emma Martin have all been promoted by the UK law firm. Smith and Brown are now associate directors, while Martin is a senior associate as of next month. Smith specialises in funding agreements and scheme mergers and also advises on defined contribution (DC) trust deeds for new funds set up under auto-enrolment. Brown has worked on a number of cases relating to the Pension Protection Fund and company insolvencies, while Martin was recently seconded to the Pensions Regulator, where she focused on DC matters.Schroders – Clara Yan has been named director of insurance asset liability management. Prior to joining Schroders, Yan spent six years at the investment banking branch of UBS and has also worked at Legal & General. She is qualified as an actuary in Australia and the UK. Irwin Mitchell, Principal Global Investors, PwC, Sackers, SchrodersIrwin Mitchell – Penny Cogher has joined the law firm as partner. She joins from Charles Russell Speechly, and has experience advising on compliance, risk management and buy-ins and buyouts. Cogher will be based in London.Principal Global Investors – Nicolas Woodcock and Sebastien Poulin have joined the fixed income team. Woodcock joins from Friends Life Investment and before then spent five years at Fidelity International as a credit analyst. Poulin joined from Newton Investment Management, where he was a high-yield analyst, and has also worked at Standard & Poor’s and BNP Paribas.PwC – Alison Fleming, Ros Williams, Debbie Cane and Julia Yates have all been promoted. Fleming has been named equity partner, with a focus on financial services, but will continue to lead the consultancy’s Scottish pensions team. Williams, Cane and Yates have all been promoted to director. Williams will continue to work with corporate pension clients in the Midlands, Yates will lead the office’s pensions credit team and Cane will continue working within the asset-backed contributions pension advisory team.last_img read more


first_imgDanish pension and insurance providers ploughed nearly three times as many resources into unlisted assets in 2018 and 2019 as they did into listed equities, according to the latest central bank statistics, which quantify the continuing investment trend.The central bank – Danmarks Nationalbank – also revealed that unlisted equities had given pension providers higher profits than quoted stocks, with the more liquid securities returning 18.7% between January 2018 and December 2019, while unlisted shares had generated 20.4%.The bank said: “Unlisted investments now account for close to one fifth of I&P (insurance and pensions) companies’ total investments.”Insurance and pension companies – the assets of which are mostly pensions savings since Danish pension funds are largely incorporated as life insurers – invested DKK37bn (€4.9bn) into listed equities in the two-year period 2018/19, and DKK101bn in unlisted assets, the bank reported. Over recent years, it said in the statistics release, low bond yields and low expected returns on other assets had prompted insurers and pension funds to continue investing more in unlisted assets such as wind farms, infrastructure, forestry, unlisted enterprises, private equity funds, properties and alternative types of debt.The bank said its newly-developed statistics provided a comprehensive overview of this development for the first time.In the last two years, I&P companies’ investments in unlisted assets increased to DKK803bn in December 2019 from DKK606bn, said Danmarks Nationalbank.“This increase was fairly evenly distributed between new investments and fair value appreciations,” it said, adding that unlisted investments now accounted for almost a fifth of the sector’s total investments.The new statistics consist of data reported since early 2018 by the 45 largest insurance companies and pension funds in Denmark.The central bank said in December that it was ramping up its publication of data on the insurance and pension sector, as the industry became a more and more important part of the Nordic country’s economy.last_img read more


first_imgThe victim’s body was brought to alocal mortuary for a “post mortem” examination./PN There was no injury on her body andher belongings were intact, police said. Paz was believed to have accidentallyslipped on the floor, the report added. BACOLOD City – Already in the state ofdecomposition, the body of a retired teacher was found in Barangay Zone 6,Talisay City, Negros Occidental.  The 73-year-old Paz Lim was foundlifeless by her nephew Antonio Lim inside the comfort room of their housearound 7:45 a.m. on Oct. 21, a police report showed.  last_img read more


first_imgNarayan Chatterjee, a Bharatiya JanataParty activist, was arrested by West Bengal state police late Tuesday for “organisingthe cow urine consumption event and compelling a civic volunteer to drink cowurine,” Kolkata police chief Anuj Sharma told AFP. (AFP) NEW DELHI – An activist with India’sruling party has been arrested after a volunteer fell ill from drinking cowurine at a party to combat the novel coronavirus, police said Wednesday, asinterest grows in home remedies amid the pandemic. Many in India, a Hindu-majority nation of 1.3 billion, consider cows sacred and believe drinking cow urine is a panacea for all manner of ailments. AFPlast_img read more


first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Republican state senator from Oldenburg Jean Leising recently met with the owners of Hertel Shoe Store at the Statehouse. Hertel Shoe Store, a third-generation, family-owned shoe store in Batesville, was honored by Governor Holcomb for its more than 130 years of business in Ripley County.last_img


first_img The Northern Irishman succeeded Kenny Dalglish last June after the club icon was dismissed by owners Fenway Sports Group, who did not feel he was the man to take the club forward. In Barclays Premier League terms, Rodgers improved one place on Dalglish’s final league position of eighth and cut the deficit to the top four from 17 to 12 points. “I think Brendan has made remarkable progress,” Werner told the Liverpool Echo. “He’s a great strategist and has shown strong leadership as he has led the team through this season.” Liverpool chairman Tom Werner claims manager Brendan Rodgers has made “remarkable progress” during his first year in charge. Press Associationcenter_img Liverpool scored 71 goals in the league, 24 more than last season, but results were not consistent enough, with many of those goals coming in one-sided defeats of teams below them. They also managed just one victory – at home to Tottenham in March – in the 12 matches against the top six. Nevertheless, Werner believes Rodgers’ changes to the team and set-up behind the scenes suggest a positive future and they are prepared to back him in the summer transfer market. He added: “Obviously there is disappointment that we didn’t finish higher in the table but the team has certainly improved as the season has gone on. “To see the new additions in January, Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho, perform so well has been very positive to see. “We scored a lot more goals than last season. The 38 away league goals was the club’s highest number in a league season since 1990. The club is definitely moving in the right direction under Brendan. “Our intention is to strengthen the squad further this summer and as owners we’re very optimistic and excited about the future.” last_img read more