New Yorkers have one more chance to register to vote

first_imgSmith adds that while Oct.9 is the last day to register to vote, you can request an absentee ballot until a week before the election, but it has to be postmarked by election day. You also have the option to drop off your absentee in person at the Board of Elections. “We’ve had over 3,000 voter registrations since the July primaries and even more important, and more impressive, is to date, we have received just about 18,000 absentee ballot requests,” said Mark E. Smith, the Republican Broome County Election Commissioner. With only days until the election, early voting has begun in some states. The Broome County Board of Elections says there has been a record amount of registration and absentee requests. And if you’re a last minute voter and if the site crashes, Smith says to not panic and to call the BOE who is always ready to assist. (WBNG) — New Yorkers have one more day to register to vote before registration closes on Oct.9. last_img read more

‘Steal of the draft’ Kyle Kuzma forcing his way onto floor for Lakers

first_img“He loves to compete, honestly,” Walton said Monday. “For being as young as he is and as as new at this (as he is), his competitive spirit is very impressive and I think that’s what kind of drives him to have these nice games for us.”After his performance Saturday in Anaheim, Kuzma started hearing a lot of buzz – about himself. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersOne thing that has not often been disputed is how impressive the 27th overall draft choice has been not only in the first practices of the preseason but throughout the summer. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the summer league championship game in Las Vegas.Whatever hype has found Kuzma doesn’t compare to what surrounds Ball, but Kuzma is undeniably a fan favorite, with fans greeting him with drawn out moans of “Kuuuuuuz” when he has taken the floor in the preseason.On media day, second-year forward Brandon Ingram called him “Kyle Kuzma, The Steal of the Draft,” as though that had become his official name.On Monday, Kuzma scored a team-high 23 points in a 113-107 exhibition loss to Denver, nearly single-handedly pulling the Lakers out of a 20-point deficit. That performance came on the heels of 19 points, also a team high, Saturday against Minnesota. “Definitely everybody was excited,” Kuzma said. “Especially coming out the gate like that, nobody was expecting probably to do that.”Kuzma left Utah after a junior season in which he was voted first-team All-Pac-12 despite being pegged as a likely second-round draft pick. He was the star of the first day of the NBA Draft Combine in May and one of the first players to work out for the Lakers.“I am a really confident person,” he said, “and I believe in myself and always thought I would be a first-rounder because of my talent level.”What caught most by surprise in summer league was Kuzma’s efficiency from 3-point range. He shot just 32 percent from the arc as a college junior, but so far that seems to be a staple of his game in the pros.“I’m playing care-free,” Kuzma said. “The movement of the offense and the way Luke coaches allows us to do a lot of free things and freelance.” LOS ANGELES — Luke Walton enjoyed the pre-draft interview, and liked what he saw on tape. But still, he figured it would take time for Kyle Kuzma to develop into a real NBA player.He didn’t realize he would need to find rotation minutes for the rookie forward from Day 1.Likewise, Lonzo Ball, who grew close with Kuzma over the summer, said he did not remember Kuzma from UCLA’s one matchup against Kuzma’s Utah Utes last season.“I almost gave UCLA a triple-double that game,” Kuzma said. “So I don’t know about that.”center_img VEGAS STILL ONLakers officials said Monday that they still expected to play their preseason game scheduled for Sunday in Las Vegas, an exhibition that will come one week after the massacre at a country music concert on the Las Vegas Strip that left at least 59 people dead.The team planned to be in contact with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, but did not believe the shooting would impact their schedule.Fans attending the game, against Sacramento at T-Mobile Arena, will almost certainly face heightened security measures.Each year the Lakers play at least one preseason game in Las Vegas, where the team enjoys a robust fan base.SINGLE DIGIT SORERLarry Nance Jr. left Monday’s game with a sprained right index finger but returned in the second half.After starting the Lakers’ preseason opener, Nance was moved to the bench on Monday in favor of second-year center Ivica Zubac. At the time he left the game, Nance had scored one point and committed three fouls in five minutes. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

What comes now for NFL after tumultuous season?

first_imgON THE BIG STAGE–A large image of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin quarterback Colin Kaepernick decorates a building in New Orleans, Feb. 2. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) by Howard FendrichNEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Super Bowl closes a tumultuous year for the NFL.Suicides by former NFL players. Thousands of others filing concussion lawsuits. New studies linking football to brain disease. Still no testing for human growth hormone. The specter of other purported performance-enhancing products — deer-antler spray, anyone? — being peddled to players.A pay-for-pain bounty scandal. A lockout of officials resolved only after a ludicrous game-ending call. Zero minority hires for 15 coach or general manager openings.And yet the league is as popular as ever.Advertisers paid nearly $4 million per 30-second television commercial for the right to reach the 100 million or so Americans expected to tune in to Sunday’s Super Bowl between the AFC champion Baltimore Ravens and NFC champion San Francisco 49ers. Eleven of the 12 most-watched TV programs during the last 2½ years were NFL postseason games, according to the league.Uncertain, though, is what the future holds for an NFL still coming to grips with the dangers of a brutal sport that makes it tremendously wealthy.“The game has changed and keeps changing. … It is such a violent game, and such a collision game, that careers are going to be kind of like not long at all. Because you take those licks — you’ve only got so many in your body, and at some point that’s going to wear it out,” said Ravens running backs coach Wilbert Montgomery, who played that position for the Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions from 1977-85.last_img read more

Remodeling Excellence Award Winners Recognized by OMB

first_imgThe Olympia Master Builders (OMB) held the 2012 Remodeling Excellence (REX) Awards presentation in May at Indian Summer Golf and Country Club.  The REX Awards honor innovative and exceptional projects completed within the last two years by remodeler members of OMB.The presentation included an overview of the entries along with before and after photos of each award winning project.This year’s REX Award judges were Duke York of York Enterprises, Gordon Neu of Neu Construction and Matt Rock of MR Construction.  Ross Irwin of Cabinets by Trivonna was the emcee of the program.Pictured from left: Bob Clark of Home Resource Company, Inc., James Peterson of Lanza Construction, LLC, Jeff Kuster of Kuster Homes and Remodeling, LLC, Diane Gassman of Interior Dimensions, LLC, Mike Auderer of Olympia Construction, Inc., John Erwin of John Erwin Remodeling, Inc., Greg Switzer of John Erwin Remodeling, Inc. and Emcee Ross Irwin of Cabinets by Trivonna.There were eleven awards presented in the following categories:John Erwin Remodeling, Inc. – Residential Bath Under $25,000Olympia Construction, Inc. – Residential Bath $25,000 to $75,000Kuster Homes and Remodeling, LLC – Residential Kitchen Under $30,000John Erwin Remodeling, Inc. – Residential Kitchen $30,000 to $60,000Home Resource Company, Inc. – Residential Kitchen $60,000 to $125,000Home Resource Company, Inc. – Residential Whole House $75,000 to $150,000John Erwin Remodeling, Inc. – Residential Addition $75,000 to $150,000Lanza Construction, LLC – Commercial Under $100,000Lanza Construction, LLC – Overall Design Excellence – Outdoor LivingJohn Erwin Remodeling, Inc. – Overall Design Excellence – Historic Renovation/RestorationJohn Erwin Remodeling, Inc. – Overall Design Excellence – Universal Design“Olympia Master Builders is a professional trade association representing nearly 600 member companies in Thurston, Lewis, Grays Harbor, Pacific and Mason Counties.  The primary goal of OMB is to provide affordable housing for all segments of society.  This is achieved by improving the construction industry and the business climate in which it operates. OMB members are committed to building strong communities, one home at a time.” Facebook17Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Kootenay Martial Arts 1st Dans

first_imgCelebrating 15 years, the Kootenay Martial Arts promoted a number of students to 1st Dan during a recent ceremony at the facility in Nelson.This class will surpass 100 the number of students promoted to 1st Dan since Master Dean Siminoff first created this school. Kootenay Martial Arts, with students from Nelson, Castlegar and Playmor Junction in South Slocan, is a member school of the USCDKA represented by Sr. Grandmaster BJ Sell, the highest ranking female in the world of TKD. Master Dean Siminoff , a certified Chief Master Instructor and owner of KMA is a 6th Dan World Taekwondo Federation black belt registered with the Kukkiwon in Korea.There are only 130 registered 6th Dan in all of Canada.Mallards Source for sports would like to salute the new 1st Dans with Team of the Week honours.The contingent includes, Stacy Devries, Robin Robertson, Nathan Croston, Sasha Semenick, Aaron Postnikoff, Leslie Vissers, Isaac Vissers, Marilou Smith and Bryce Sheloff.Kootenay Martial Arts is also a founding school of www.martialartsforjustice.org part of the global justice movement.last_img read more

‘CAN’T PAY WON’T PAY’ SLAM ‘HEAVY-HANDED’ APPROACH OF IRISH WATER IN LETTERKENNY

first_imgCan’t Pay Won’t Pay have condemned the “arrogant and heavy-handed approach” of Irish Water meter contractors who have moved into Letterkenny in force this week.And have pledged their full support for residents who resist metering or remove installed meters.Residents of Thorndale and Elmwood Downs awoke this week to find their footpaths ripped up and Irish Water vans putting in water meters in the area. A spokesman for Can’t Pat Won’t Pay said the residents had been given no notice of the water supply being cut off.“Despite what Irish Water have promised, no notice is being given to residents that their water supplies have been cut off. We have heard from people who have gone to work leaving washing machines or dishwashers on who have been worried that their appliances may have been damaged by the sudden loss of water supply,” said spokesperson Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig.“Even where people have made it clear they did not want meters, the contractors have ignored them and continued the installations. Their actions are arrogant and heavy-handed. I have stopped installers on a number of occasions in West Donegal by standing over the connection and I fully support anyone who does the same in Letterkenny. Make it clear you do not want a meter, stand in their way, ask them why they have not given you the required notice. In short, get in their face and make it difficult for them. At the very least it will slow them down and they may decide to move on to where they will get less resistance.”“Where they do succeed, it is easy enough to remove the meter and I encourage people to do it. I believe this is rightful civil disobedience. The government can claim no mandate to implement these charges. There is overwhelming opposition to the charges and they should have scrapped them not modified them.” “It is important to remember that even if they install a meter on your supply, you can still join the boycott. Tens of thousands in Donegal will not pay regardless of whether we have meters or not. In the end it will be the impossibility of getting us all to pay that will make water charges uncollectable and will finally kill them off. Can’t Pay Won’t Pay’s message is: resist metering, support the protests and join the boycott.” ‘CAN’T PAY WON’T PAY’ SLAM ‘HEAVY-HANDED’ APPROACH OF IRISH WATER IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: January 8th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:Can’t Pay Won’t PayIrish Waterletterkennylast_img read more

Leeds United news: Championship fixtures 2017-18 – Every Whites game revealed

first_imgLeeds United’s 2017-18 Championship fixtures06/08/2017 16:30 Bolton Wanderers v Leeds United12/08/2017 15:00 Leeds United v Preston North End15/08/2017 19:45 Leeds United v Fulham19/08/2017 15:00 Sunderland v Leeds United26/08/2017 15:00 Nottingham Forest v Leeds United09/09/2017 15:00 Leeds United v Burton Albion12/09/2017 19:45 Leeds United v Birmingham City16/09/2017 15:00 Millwall v Leeds United23/09/2017 15:00 Leeds United v Ipswich Town26/09/2017 19:45 Cardiff City v Leeds United30/09/2017 15:00 Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United14/10/2017 15:00 Leeds United v Reading21/10/2017 15:00 Bristol City v Leeds United28/10/2017 15:00 Leeds United v Sheffield United31/10/2017 19:45 Leeds United v Derby County04/11/2017 15:00 Brentford v Leeds United18/11/2017 15:00 Leeds United v Middlesbrough21/11/2017 19:45 Wolverhampton v Leeds United25/11/2017 15:00 Barnsley v Leeds United02/12/2017 15:00 Leeds United v Aston Villa09/12/2017 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Leeds United16/12/2017 15:00 Leeds United v Norwich City23/12/2017 15:00 Leeds United v Hull City26/12/2017 15:00 Burton Albion v Leeds United30/12/2017 15:00 Birmingham City v Leeds United01/01/2018 15:00 Leeds United v Nottingham Forest13/01/2018 15:00 Ipswich Town v Leeds United20/01/2018 15:00 Leeds United v Millwall27/01/2018 15:00 Hull City v Leeds United03/02/2018 15:00 Leeds United v Cardiff City10/02/2018 15:00 Sheffield United v Leeds United17/02/2018 15:00 Leeds United v Bristol City20/02/2018 19:45 Derby County v Leeds United24/02/2018 15:00 Leeds United v Brentford03/03/2018 15:00 Middlesbrough v Leeds United06/03/2018 19:45 Leeds United v Wolverhampton10/03/2018 15:00 Reading v Leeds United17/03/2018 15:00 Leeds United v Sheffield Wednesday31/03/2018 15:00 Leeds United v Bolton Wanderers02/04/2018 15:00 Fulham v Leeds United07/04/2018 15:00 Leeds United v Sunderland10/04/2018 19:45 Preston North End v Leeds United14/04/2018 15:00 Aston Villa v Leeds United21/04/2018 15:00 Leeds United v Barnsley28/04/2018 15:00 Norwich City v Leeds United06/05/2018 12:30 Leeds United v Queens Park RangerstalkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 have exclusive radio rights to the Sky Bet EFL Championship, League One and League Two for the next three seasons.The talkSPORT network will be the only place to hear 110 regular season EFL matches as well as the play-off semi-finals and finals. Scroll down for Leeds’ 2017-18 Championship fixtures 1last_img read more

8 Tips for Getting Good Shots in a Bad Location

first_imgStuck with a bad location? Here’s a few tips for getting better shots when your location is less than ideal.In a perfect world we would all be able to shoot in whatever location we want and control every aspect of the filmmaking process. Unfortunately we don’t live in a perfect world.Unless you are working on a big-budget shoot you are likely going to have to shoot in some less-than-ideal circumstances. Thankfully there are a few things you can do to help make a bad location better. Follow these 10 tips for getting the most out of every location.1. Show up Early and Make a PlanWhile you should always make it a point to show up early for your productions, it is especially important if you are shooting in a ‘bad’ location. By showing up early you can create a plan of attack for how you are going to deal with the various obstacles keeping you from getting great video. This is an easy one. Moving on…2. Set Expectations with ClientsClients are often clueless when it comes to selecting a good location for shooting video. Don’t assume that they know what makes a location good or bad. If your client is insisting on shooting in a specific location let them know possible pain points that may be associated with that locale. Setting these expectations will help to minimize surprises once you’re in the editing bay.3. Moving BlanketsSound is normally the biggest obstacle to overcome in a challenging location. It’s always best to seek out locations away from roads, crowds, and airports. However, if you simply must shoot in a specific location, one tool you can use to dampen echo and outside noise is a moving blanket. The coarse, thick material is perfect for mounting on walls, covering windows, or simply laying on a concrete floor. Unlike acoustic foam, moving blankets tend to be very affordable and versatile. I highly recommend getting some for your next production.4. Know the Schedule/Move the Shooting TimeYou’ve been here before…You begin shooting an interview only to be interrupted by people making noise and constantly walking onto your set. This all-too-common problem can be incredibly annoying, especially if you are on a time-crunch.  Let your clients know that you will need time and space away from people. Typically this means shooting in the evening.5. White Balance for Blue/Orange and Green/MagentaMost bad locations have a commonality… florescent lighting. Florescent lights are bad for multiple reasons including buzzing, flickering, and strangely tinted light. If you simply must shoot with florescent lights you will likely find your footage more green than normal. On most cameras you can adjust your white balance from blue to orange, but this will not effect the green tint found with fluorescents. On most high-end cameras you can white balance to adjust for blue, orange, green, and magenta deep in the menu. Make sure to adjust both settings if you want an ideal white balance in florescent lighting.6. FiltersIn day-to-day life, mixed lighting isn’t that big of a deal, but when it comes to shooting video it can be a nightmare. Instead of trying to work with different color temperatures try using colored filters. By filtering your lights can make your video easier to color correct in post. Filters come in all sizes but I’d personally recommend getting a large roll of orange, blue, magenta, and ND filters. This way you can cut them to certain sizes as needed.7. Bring More LensesOne of the best ways to stay flexible on-set is to have an arsenal of lenses at a variety of focal lengths. Narrative films are typically shot on prime lenses, but if you are shooting a corporate video you can normally get away with shooting on a good zoom lens. I typically pack a 24-70mm and a 70-200mm lens. This allows me to stay versatile in less-than-ideal circumstances.8. Know What’s ImportantA video shoot is full of choices and compromises. It’s important for you to know the difference between what’s important and what’s not and to discern each in the moment. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to make your finished product as nice-as-possible, but knowing when to draw the line is important for you as a director/producer. When you’re in a time crunch – and who isn’t on a film/video production – sped the time fixing things on set that you simply can’t correct in post.Know of any other tips for shooting in a bad location? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

Which Version of You Shows Up?

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now There are different versions of you that you bring to various endeavors and interactions. Some of those versions are more compelling, more interesting, more entertaining, and more persuasive than other versions. Because this is true, you need to be intentional about who you allow to show up.Your EnergyThe best version of yourself has energy. Other people can feel when that person shows up. The energy is high, and it is palpable. That energy has the power to move people, and it is infectious.But you have a low-key, low-energy version of yourself, too. No one takes notice when you allow this person shows up. No one can feel you when you have no charge. You move no one. (And as much as you might want to believe that being an introvert means you can’t have this energy, you can’t escape the fact that an introvert with a great big smile has a better energy).You PassionThe better you shows up with a passion. That version cares deeply about the outcome of what it is you are engaged in. The fact that you are passionate is enough to change how people feel about you, as well as how they feel when they are around you.The dispassionate you is not the best version that you have to offer. There is nothing sexy about not caring. Worse still is the cynical version of yourself you sometimes allow to show up. This version doesn’t win friends or influence people.Your IntentionsThe best version of yourself is intentional. That version brings the passion, the energy, and the focus that allows you to produce the outcomes you intend to create. When the best you shows up, you achieve results even when you have no control over anything other than your state.The lesser version you sometimes allow to show up is reactive. When you are unintentional, you allow yourself to drift, often resulting in your ending up somewhere you didn’t want to be.Your PresenceIt is wrong to withhold the best version of yourself. You deprive others of experiencing the best you have to offer. You allow the fear of being judged to keep you from turning up your thermostat and bringing a full dose of your energy, your passion, the true authentic you.The version of you that entertains, that educates, that persuades, and that influences others has a presence. That presence is compelling. It’s attractive. It’s exciting. Don’t withhold that version of yourself.Make sure that the version of you that shows up is your very best version.last_img read more

7 days agoMan Utd chief Woodward: Solskjaer job secure

first_imgMan Utd chief Woodward: Solskjaer job secureby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEd Woodward says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will remain Manchester United manager no matter what happens against Liverpool on Sunday.Supporters are growing restless after United’s spluttering start which sees them in 12th with nine points from eight games.But Woodward insists the club have a long-term plan that includes Solskjaer at the helm.”Ole has also instilled the discipline back into an environment where we may have lacked it in recent years,” said Woodward in an address to staff at Old Trafford. “He is building a squad that respects the club’s history, in which players work hard and respect their team-mates.”No one is bigger than the club. The changes we saw over the summer have resulted in a very young squad. But it’s also a squad, with the players and the culture, that provides a base camp for us to build and grow from as we start our new journey.”He added: “Ole’s vision maps exactly to the core three football objectives we have: we must win trophies, we must play attacking football, and we must give youth its chance,” said Woodward.”The middle section of last season, after Ole’s arrival, feels most relevant to what we want to achieve and where we want to be, we saw a team playing fast, fluid football, with a clear representation of the style and philosophy the manager wants.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more