New York State Lawmakers hold Local Roads Matter Rally

first_imgThey’re also calling for a restoration of $65 million cut that the Governor proposed in his budget to the “Extreme Winter Recovery” program, which also goes to local municipalities. Assemblyman Palmesano says they are requesting this for a number of reasons. Joel Kie,the President of the New York State Association of Town Superintendents of Highways and Town of Dickinson Highway Superintendent, also spoke and in a press release he said, Many State highway superintendents from across New York State were there to push for better quality roads, bridges and culverts. ALBANY (WENY/WBNG)- On Wednesday, Senator Tom O’Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano held their 8th annual “Local Roads Matter” rally in Albany. Assemblyman Phil Palmesano says the “Local Roads Matter” campaign will continue on until the budget is passed. In a press release Seward stated, “Local roads, bridges, and culverts are the foundation of our state’s infrastructure and the numbers bear that out.  Every time you leave your house, chances are high that you are doing most of your traveling on a local road maintained by dedicated county, town, and village transportation workers.  Motorist safety and economic vitality depend on the condition of these roads and the state must step up and fund this key component of our infrastructure,” said Seward. Senator James Seward, who represents Oneonta, was there as well. “This requested additional infrastructure funding is necessary to provide the public with a safe and functional statewide transportation system, one that supports jobs and economic growth for our communities.” Earlier this week, lawmakers sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo to try and increase funding for local roads, bridges and culverts. “87 percent of the roads in New York State are only maintained by our local municipalities. 52 percent of the 18,000 bridges are only maintained by our local municipalities and 48 percent of the miles driven, are driven on our local roads,” says Assemblyman Palmesano.last_img read more

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Cosafa Cup: Madagascar beat Ghana to kick Stars out of title reckoning

first_imgGhana’s local Black Stars have been booted out of contention for the 2015 Cosafa Cup title at first attempt. Ghana: Fatau Dauda, Godfred Saka, Adams Ahmed, Alfred Nelson, Tijani Joshua – Malik Akowuah/68’ Isaac Twum, Michael Akuffu, Hans Kwofie, Daniel Darkwah/79’ Bernard Morrison – Yakubu Mohammed, Nathaniel Asamoah/86’ Kwame Boateng Line-ups Madagascar: Jean Dieudonne, Njakanirina Tobisia, Fenolahy Zenith, Francois Andrianomenjanahary, Michael Rabeson, Simouri Olivier, Dina Razanakoto/49’ Jean Claude Marobe, Claudel Fanomezana/83’ Florent Rajaoniasy, Lantoniaina Andriamanalina, Rinho Randriamanjaka/64’ Lantonirina Rabehasinmbola, Martin Rakotoharimalala– Rhino Randiamanjaka drew first blood with a sweet free-kick in the 28th minute which beat former Orlando Pirates’ Fatau Dauda in post for the West African guests. Madagascar advance to the semi-finals while Ghana will however have another opportunity to play two more games as they join three other losing quarterfinalists in a plate competition. Winger Daniel Darkwah pulled level 9 minutes later with an equally brilliant volley from 30 yards.center_img Madagascar who had played three games prior to the clash with Ghana were more composed and tactical in their approach while the Black Stars struggled to impose a coordinative play despite enjoying the major part of possession. Ghana failed to convert numerous opportunities in a second half that saw both sides introduce new faces in their plots to secure victory. The coach Maxwell Konadu sidehad  looked to be holding Madagascar to a 1-1 draw but conceded a very late goal in the quarterfinals clash at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace on Monday. A mini draw will be held to determine opponents for the Local Black Stars in the plate semi-finals set for May 27 at the Moruleng with its finals coming off on Friday, May 29. And the Islanders, through Olivier Simouri, pulled another stunner which caught Dauda out of position for the match winner just in added time.last_img read more

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Week 16 Fantasy FLEX rankings

first_imgIt’s Week 16 and time to win your fantasy football championships, and we’re here with one final week of FLEX rankings. You’ve probably gotten to the finals with very good rosters, so you might not even need the full 120 names we have on hand, but they’re there if you need them.The biggest standout this week has to be Breshad Perriman, all the way up at No. 23 and totally deserving in a great matchup in maybe the pass-happiest offense in the league.There’s also the potential for a high Vikings RB if Dalvin Cook is out and either Alexander Mattison or Mike Boone is playing — whichever back starts there is no worse than a FLEX play. WEEK 16 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerWhen you’re making these last-minute lineup decisions, it’s also important to consider your chances of winning your matchup (especially with some Saturday games potentially tipping the scales). As a heavy underdog, you may want to take a chance on a receiver with upside, like Justin Watson, while maybe you stick with a more boring option in a tough matchup like Carlos Hyde if you’re favored.WEEK 16 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endOf course, your situations are all very context-based as you try to take home the crown, so if you have any specific Sunday morning questions, be sure to hit us up on Twitter @SN_Fantasy. WEEK 16 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPWeek 16 Fantasy Football Rankings: FLEXMORE WEEK 16 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderThese rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues.RankPlayer1Christian McCaffrey, RB, Panthers @ Colts 2Dalvin Cook, RB, Vikings vs. Packers3Saquon Barkley, RB, Giants @ Redskins4DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Texans @ Buccaneers5Michael Thomas, WR, Saints @ Titans6Nick Chubb, RB, Browns vs. Ravens7Julio Jones, WR, Falcons vs. Jaguars8Marlon Mack, RB, Colts vs. Panthers9Davante Adams, WR, Packers @ Vikings10Amari Cooper, WR, Cowboys @ Eagles11Chris Carson, RB, Seahawks vs. Cardinals12Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Cowboys @ Eagles13Leonard Fournette, RB, Jaguars @ Falcons14Joe Mixon, RB, Bengals @ Dolphins15Mark Ingram, RB, Ravens @ Browns16Kenyan Drake, RB, Cardinals @ Seahawks17Keenan Allen, WR, Chargers vs. Raiders18Courtland Sutton, WR, Broncos vs. Lions19Tyreek Hill, WR, Chiefs @ Bears20Tyler Lockett, WR, Seahawks vs. Cardinals21DJ Chark, WR, Jaguars @ Falcons22Breshad Perriman, WR, Buccaneers vs. Texans23DeVante Parker, WR, Dolphins vs. Bengals24Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs @ Bears25Devonta Freeman, RB, Falcons vs. Jaguars26Le’Veon Bell, RB, Jets vs. Steelers27Phillip Lindsay, RB, Broncos vs. Lions28Allen Robinson, WR, Bears vs. Chiefs29Melvin Gordon, RB, Chargers vs. Raiders30Tyler Boyd, WR, Bengals @ Dolphins31Mike Williams, WR, Chargers vs. Raiders32Will Fuller V, WR, Texans @ Buccaneers33Todd Gurley, RB, Rams @ 49ers34Alvin Kamara, RB, Saints @ Titans35James Conner, RB, Steelers @ Jets36D.J. Moore, WR, Panthers @ Colts37George Kittle, TE, 49ers vs. Rams38Stefon Diggs, WR, Vikings vs. Packers39Aaron Jones, RB, Packers @ Vikings40David Montgomery, RB, Bears vs. Chiefs41Terry McLaurin, WR, Redskins vs. Giants42T.Y. Hilton, WR, Colts vs. Panthers43Raheem Mostert, RB, 49ers vs. Rams44Julian Edelman, WR, Patriots vs. Bills45Jarvis Landry, WR, Browns vs. Ravens46Kenny Golladay, WR, Lions @ Broncos47Adam Thielen, WR, Vikings vs. Packers48A.J. Brown, WR, Titans vs. Saints 49Cooper Kupp, WR, Rams @ 49ers50DeAndre Washington, RB, Raiders @ Chargers51Adrian Peterson, RB, Redskins vs. Giants52Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Browns vs. Ravens53Jacob Hollister, TE, Seahawks vs. Cardinals54Emmanuel Sanders, WR, 49ers vs. Rams55Miles Sanders, RB, Eagles vs. Cowboys56Dion Lewis, RB, TItans vs. Saints57Austin Ekeler, RB, Chargers vs. Raiders58James White, RB, Patriots vs. Bills59Golden Tate, WR, Giants @ Redskins60Anthony Miller, WR, Bears vs. Chiefs61DK Metcalf, WR, Seahawks vs. Cardinals62Marquise Brown, WR, Ravens @ Browns63Michael Gallup, WR, Cowboys @ Eagles64John Brown, WR, Bills @ Patriots65Deebo Samuel, WR, 49ers vs. Rams66Christian Kirk, WR, Cardinals @ Seahawks67Devin Singletary, RB, Bills @ Patriots68Kerryon Johnson, RB, Lions @ Broncos69Hunter Henry, TE, Chargers vs. Raiders70Zach Ertz, TE, Eagles vs. Cowboys71Austin Hooper, TE, Falcons vs. Jaguars72Justin Watson, WR, Buccaneers vs. Texans73Robert Woods, WR, Rams @ 49ers74James Washington, WR, Steelers @ Jets75Dede Westbrook, WR, Jaguars @ Falcons76Mark Andrews, TE, Ravens @ Browns77Kareem Hunt, RB, Brown vs. Ravens78Darius Slayton, WR, Giants @ Redskins79Sterling Shepard, WR, Giants @ Redskins80Jared Cook, TE, Saints @ Titans81Darren Waller, TE, Raiders @ Chargers82Ronald Jones, RB, Buccaneers @ Texans83Russell Gage, WR, Falcons vs. Jaguars84Chris Conley, WR, Jaguars @ Falcons85Patrick Laird, RB, Dolphins vs. Bengals86Greg Olsen, TE, Panthers @ Colts87Kenny Stills, WR, Texans @ Buccaneers88Danny Amendola, WR, Lions @ Broncos89Curtis Samuel, WR, Panthers @ Colts90Diontae Johnson, WR, Steelers @ Jets91Robby Anderson, WR, Jets vs. Steelers92Tyrell Williams, WR, Raiders @ Chargers93O.J. Howard, TE, Buccaneers vs. Texans94Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Cardinals @ Seahawks95Jamison Crowder, WR, Jets vs. Steelers96Peyton Barber, RB, Buccaneers @ Texans97Myles Gaskin, RB, Dolphins vs. Bengals98Carlos Hyde, RB, Texans @ Buccaneers99Tarik Cohen, RB, Bears vs. Chiefs100Greg Ward, WR, Eagles vs. Cowboys101Corey Davis, WR, Titans vs. Saints102Cole Beasley, WR, Bills @ Patriots103Tim Patrick, WR, Broncos vs. Lions104Brandin Cooks, WR, Rams @ 49ers105Zach Pascal, WR, Colts vs. Panthers106Alex Erickson, WR, Bengals @ Dolphins107Marcus Johnson, WR, Colts vs. Panthers108Steven Sims Jr., WR, Redskins vs. Giants109Nyheim Hines, RB, Colts vs. Panthers110Kyle Rudolph, TE, Vikings vs. Packers111John Ross, WR, Bengals @ Dolphins112Duke Johnson Jr., RB, Texans @ Buccaneers113Latavius Murray, RB, Saints @ Titans114Tyler Higbee, TE, Rams @ 49ers115Kendrick Bourne, WR, 49ers vs. Rams116Sammy Watkins, WR, Chiefs @ Bears117Albert Wilson, WR, Dolphins vs. Bengals118JJ Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Eagles vs. Cowboys119Jamaal Williams, RB, Packers @ Vikings120Sony Michel, RB, Patriots vs. Billslast_img read more

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Drake Student-Athletes Receive Diplomas

first_imgFootballXimi Asani – Information SystemsTanner Evans – Finance and Politics (Magna Cum Laude)Keegan Gallery – International Business/Marketing (Cum Laude)Ryan Lemke – Health SciencesMike Maize – Elementary EducationMack Marrin – Law, Politics & SocietyKyrell Newell – Accounting/FinanceSeth Pallissard – Information Systems and MarketingPayson Wick – Entrepreneurial Management and Marketing Women’s BasketballLizzy Wendell – Elementary Education Women’s SoccerGabby Charles – Politics This group of distinct and successful student-athletes includes two CoSIDA Academic All-America second team members. Tanner Evans of football and Aleksi Tuominen of men’s soccer earned 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America second team honors and CoSIDA All-District first team accolades. DES MOINES, Iowa – A total of 15 Drake University student-athletes from six different sports received their diploma at the Drake University 143rd commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 16 at the Knapp Center Men’s BasketballKory Kuenstlingcenter_img Below are the students who received their diplomas this weekend. Men’s SoccerMueng Sunday – FinanceAleksi Tuominen – Health Sciences Athletically, eight earned all-conference honors of some degree, including Lizzy Wendell, who garnered multiple All-American honorable mention accolades and was the 2017 MVC Jackie Stiles Player of the Year. SoftballMegan Sowa – Secondary Education and English (Cum Laude) Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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