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Expect better from Spectrum deals

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Yes, we all know on TV that Spectrum claims to be good. That’s not as far as I’m concerned. Spectrum is bad. My experience: I was told I had to convert to a Spectrum account. After all was said and done, that cost me around $60 to $70. My monthly bill also went up $25. I called them and after arguing with them, it was reduced $10. But that is only good for one year.I didn’t get any extra channels ( I have just the basic Tiers 1 and 2 ). By the way Tier 1 and Tier 2 are basically the same. You have to have both of them, I was told.Did you also see in one of their pamphlets, that people on Medicaid would receive the box free for five years?Many people I know have expressed their disapproval of this company. When will the rate increases stop, and the customer service improve?Edward HedlundClifton ParkMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationHigh-risk COVID exposure reported in Clifton ParkEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

Bacolod dad bucks plan to shorten curfew hours

first_imgHe appealed to the local business leaders for understanding, saying the current curfew ordinance could be amended only when the city is placed under the “new normal” status. Baribar, the author of the city’s current curfew ordinance, deemed it prudent to maintain the current 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. curfew hours.  “Relaxing the curfew would not be possible at the moment,” he stressed.  BACOLOD City – Relaxing curfew hours enforced to stem the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 would be a move in the wrong direction, according to Councilor Archie Baribar, citing spike of infections in the city. The current curfew in the city should even be tightened further to reduce the possibility of local transmissions, Baribar pointed out. He opposed the proposal submitted by the Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) to shorten curfew hours in the city. Under the MBCCI’s proposal they are seeking to move the curfew hours to 12 a.m. to 4 a.m./PN BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGA Hoping the city government would listen to their proposal, Carbon said letting some of business establishments to operate in the evening hours would increase sales and at the same time bring in additional income for the city government itself. In a follow-up interview, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran said the Sangguniang Panlungsod will review the proposal submitted to them by Carbon, and they will discuss the matter with Mayor Evelio Leonardia. Last week, MBCCI chief executive officer Frank Carbon, said they drafted a letter to Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran urging the city government to relax the current 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. curfew “for some establishments to operate during the late evening hours.”last_img read more

Cape Coast pitch invader fined GH¢2,400

first_imgAwal Suleman, whose sprint across the Cape Coast Stadium’s pitch during Ghana’s 2021 AFCON Qualifier against South Africa captivated Ghanaians, will now have to fork out GH¢2,400 for his five minutes of fame.He was sentenced to pay the fine this morning by the Cape Coast Circuit Court.Awal will also sign a bond of good behaviour.Awal shot to fame, or perhaps infamy, depending on which side of the divide you belong on, when he made his way onto the pitch at the tail end of Ghana’s 2-0 win over South Africa and led security officials on a hilarious chase inside the Cape Coast Stadium.That incident, however, landed the 25-year-old in police trouble and left him facing a public disturbance charge.Various reports following the incident had indicated that Awal had been fulfilling a dare, as he had promised to complete the crazy celebration should Ghana win the match against South Africa by two goals to nil.Others indicated that Awal was an avid admirer of Thomas Partey and just wanted a photo with him.His act appeared to pay off as he got to meet his hero, who gave him a signed jersey.‘Apam SHS Usain Bolt’Jumping from the stands, Awal, a former 400 metres champion at Apam SHS, sprinted onto the pitch and evaded a number of the security officers who were chasing him.With one officer in hot pursuit, he showed a clean pair of heels, and left the officer literally on the floor.It was later revealed that Mr. Suleman was a 400m runner at Apam Senior High School.Luck eventually ran out for Awal who was wearing a Chelsea jersey as he ran out of steam, stumbled and was tackled to the ground.While the players stood around bemused, the fans in the stadium had cheered as the pitch invader made his way around the pitch.He was hauled off the pitch by the police and spent the night at the University of Cape Coast police station.His predicament led to many people including Black Stars captain, Andre Ayew pleading for his release, with the hashtag #FreeAwal trending as a result.Awal was eventually let out of jail on bail with the aid of the Ghana Football Association and was cheered as he made his way through the streets of Cape Coast.Partey also stated that he would have taken a photo with Awal.Now it appears that this eager fan has finally had his wish.Watch Awal’s sprint below:This pitch invader is such an idiot.. Guy just stressed our Ghana Police for nothing😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆Only God knows the slaps he will receive tonight 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂💔#BlackStars pic.twitter.com/QCo7orItSf— KB 🎭♂️ (@kwamebenaiah) November 14, 2019last_img read more

Live video: Vin Scully, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully and former Laker and NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be among recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor, at the White House today.See live stream, beginning at 11:55 a.m., Pacific time.last_img

Rebuilding Bayern pay club record Sh9bn fee for Hernandez

first_imgThe 80 million euro fee makes him the most expensive signing in Bayern’s history, almost doubling the sum paid for Corentin Tolisso.It also makes Hernandez one of the most expensive defenders in history, and one of the most expensive players ever signed by a German club.“I am very happy that we have managed to sign Lucas Hernandez, who is a World Cup winner and one of the best defensive players in the world,” said Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.“Lucas can play in central defence or at left-back. He will strengthen our team and continue the tradition of fantastic French players at our club.”The announcement is the latest sign that Bayern are planning a major squad overhaul this summer.Bayern were knocked out of the Champions League in the round of 16 and earlier this month, club president Uli Hoeness declared that Bayern were launching the “biggest programme of investment the club has ever seen”.In January, Bayern announced that Hernandez’s fellow France defender Benjamin Pavard would join from Stuttgart this summer for 35 million euros ($40m). Hamburg’s 19-year old striker Jann Fiete Arp will also complete a move to Munich by the summer of 2020.The new arrivals could push some more familiar faces towards the exit door. Veteran wingers Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery are expected to finally end their Bayern careers this summer, and there is speculation that further big names may also leave.Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng, both recently axed from the German national team set-up, will face a fight for their place in the Bayern team after the arrival of fellow defenders Hernandez and Pavard.Hernandez has had a knee problem for a while. He has not played for Atletico since Feb 9 and missed France’s recent internationals.Bayern said that he would undergo an operation on Wednesday after a medical exam revealed a problem with his knee.“Our medical examination revealed damage to Lucas Hernandez’ right knee, which will have to be operated on,” said Bayern team doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt, confirming that Hernandez would, nonetheless, be fit to play by the start of next season.Hernandez signed for Atletico Madrid as a youth player in 2007, and has made 110 senior appearances for the club since his first team debut in April 2014. Last summer, he was a key player in France’s World Cup winning campaign.Lucas Hernandez confirmed he was a rising star as France won the World Cup © AFP/File / Franck FIFE“This is a very important day in my footballing career,” said Hernandez.“Bayern are one of the best clubs in the world. I will be proud to compete for all titles for Bayern in the future.”“I would like to thank Atletico, the management, the coaches, my team mates and the fans for 12 wonderful years in Madrid,” he said.“Atletico will always be a part of me, but I am now happy to be making the next step at Bayern.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Lucas Hernandez will join Bayern Munich for 80 million euros in July © AFP/File / GABRIEL BOUYSBERLIN, Germany, Mar 27 – Atletico Madrid and France defender Lucas Hernandez will join Bayern Munich for 80 million euros (Sh9bn) this summer, the German club announced on Wednesday.The 23-year-old World Cup winner will sign a five-year contract starting on July 1, Bayern said in a statement.last_img read more

Over 100 at Killea meeting as border villages ‘being held to ransom by a few thugs’

first_imgOver 100 people attended a public meeting in Killea last night amid frustration and anger at a recent rise in crime in the border area.The meeting, held in the community hall in Killea, saw a cross section of the community come together to raise awareness following a a week that saw two fresh burglaries in neighbouring villages. Local County Councillor Paul Canning, who attended the meeting, which was chaired by Killea resident Kieran Feeney, said people in the area were concerned. “The towns on the border of Derry and Strabane are basically being held to ransom by a few thugs,” Councillor Canning blasted.“There is frustration and anger in our community. “There were over 100 people at the meeting and we didn’t expect that turnout. The turnout itself shows the level of the feeling. People are just fed up. The turnout was 25 to 30 per cent of the register of Killea; pretty much one from every household.“We had the complete mix: Young and old; male and female; business people and members of the public.” His comments come after businesses in Newtowncunningham and St Johnston woke to criminal damage and thefts during the week.On Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, thieves broke into a pharmacy in Newtowncunningham. The culprits caused significant damage to the shutter, window and door frame before making off with two tills from the premises.At around 1.45am on Thursday morning, thieves gained access to a car breaker’s yard in St Johnston after breaking a lock on the gates.A silver Volvo, which has been the subject of several community alerts around the St Johnston, Carrigans, Killea and Newtowncunningham areas, was spotted on CCTV footage at the St Johnston breaker’s yard.“We decided to set up a closed group that will be connected on WhatsApp to raise awareness and share information,” Councillor Canning said. “Since the meeting, I have had about 40 requests from people wanting their number added and a lot of these people would be on the periphery of the Killea area. The link between these villages of Killea, Newtown, St Johnston and Carrigans is very important and we have to get that nucleus of people on board.“We’re asking people to share information and to keep an eye on neighbours. It’s important to note that a lot of people are in a social media bubble and know everything that’s happening, but we have to remember a lot of people aren’t on social media and, therefore, aren’t as aware.“That’s particularly true with older people, but we would ask that neighbours and family check in and keep an eye.”A group of six individuals has been appointed who will speak to both the local Garda Superintendent, the PSNI and also the Donegal County Council and Derry-Strabane Councils. “It has become very simple for these criminals and gangs to just skip across the border again and I know the Gardaí are also frustrated,” Councillor Canning said.“There is a definite issue regarding the lack of Garda resources along this border area and it is making things easy for these scumbags to come across and wreck havoc in our areas.”  Over 100 at Killea meeting as border villages ‘being held to ransom by a few thugs’ was last modified: July 30th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CarrigansCouncillor Paul CanningGardaiKieran FeeneyKilleaNewtowncunninghamPSNISt Johnstonlast_img read more