Mudslide shows Schenectady must heed warnings

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThe mudslide on Nott Terrace was a preventable occurrence. After the mudslide that destroyed the gas station, Catherine Greene, the owner of the house on Barney Street at the time, was interested to know if her property was at risk. She was advised of how to stabilize the property that included the hill that just collapsed. It was more than she could afford. When she approached the city for possible assistance, she was told there was nothing to worry about. The city continued to put up to 12-foot snowbanks in front of the house, despite a collapsing street. The city has had 20 years to avoid this mudslide. What other threats are being neglected in the city? Although Catherine is now passed away, residents and community leaders should still be listened to about needs in their communities.Mark TownsendLaconia, New HampshireThe writer is a former resident and worked with Catherine Greene in the Vale Community Organization. More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsSchenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentsSchenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crashSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%Schenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcylast_img read more

Betway grows esports portfolio with ESL partnership

first_img StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Submit Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 Share Online bookmaker Betway has confirmed that it has extended its partnership with ESLGaming (ESL), which will see the operator continue to act as the exclusive sponsor of ESL’s largest flagship events. The extension, which includes a clause to renew the partnership after one year, will give the operator exclusive “behind the scenes” access, in addition to VIP hospitality, in-stream and in-stadia branding, as well as host of experiential and digital assets.Adam Savinson, Head of esports at Betway, commented: “ESL are among the elite event organizers across the global esports landscape, so we’re delighted to extend this relationship following another successful year for all involved. “At Betway we remain committed to reaching and entertaining even more esports fans around the globe.”The bookmaker will continue to sponsor the largest CS:GO events on the circuit, including IEM Katowice, ESL One Cologne and Season 9 and 10 of the ESL Pro League, among many others. Bernhard Mogk, SVP of Global Sales & Business Development at ESL, celebrated the extended partnership: “We are glad to continue our partnership with such a strong and reliable partner like Betway. Having Betway as a truly global partner, across various CS:GO tournaments and leagues, creates benefits for fans all over the world.”Betway has recently announced that it would also be sponsoring German esports team Berlin International Gaming (BIG), growing the operator’s esports portfolio.last_img read more

CDC’s “Best” Estimate Shows 35 Percent of Those Infected with COVID-19 are Asymptomatic

first_imgThe models also show that between 2.8 to 4.1 percent of all symptomatic infections end up with hospitalizations, with the CDC’s best estimate putting that number at 3.4 percent.Additionally, the “best estimate” model shows that it takes an average of six days from infection to symptom onset, and that 40 percent of the transmissions occur prior to symptom onset.The CDC provided the following disclaimers about the information:-Are estimates intended to support public health preparedness and planning.-Are not predictions of the expected effects of COVID-19.-Do not reflect the impact of any behavioral changes, social distancing, or other interventions.The CDC’s current “best guess” is that, if there were no further social distancing or other efforts to control the spread of the virus, about four-million patients would be hospitalized in the U.S. with COVID-19, while 500,000 people would die over the course of the pandemic.To read the full data, click here. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued its “best estimates” on the proportion of people who are infected with COVID-19 being asymptomatic, in addition to estimates on the virus’ fatality rate.According to the “best estimate” model, 35 percent of those infected with coronavirus are asymptomatic. The models also reflect that the fatality rate is .4 percent for those with symptomatic infections.The models offer five scenarios. Four out of the five are based on parameter values representing the lower and upper extremes for disease severity and viral transmission of the virus. However, the CDC cautions that the values will change as more information becomes available.In two of the worst case scenarios, the virus would be fatal for up to 1 percent of those with symptomatic infections. The range of those who are asymptomatic is 20 to 50 percent.The latest CDC #COVIDView report summarizes new data on #COVID19-like illnesses, hospitalization rates and deaths. Check it out here:— CDC (@CDCgov) May 22, 2020last_img read more

LaLiga returns from winter break with Barcelona and Madrid derbies

first_imgAdvertisement 48fNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsbyoWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Exz4zs( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) alWould you ever consider trying this?😱95iv9yCan your students do this? 🌚p9nmRoller skating! Powered by Firework aLiga returns this weekend with city derbies in both Barcelona and Madrid, with teams up and down the division eager to get started again after the winter break.Advertisement Leaders FC Barcelona are two points ahead of second placed Real Madrid going into the final round of games before LaLiga Santander 2019/20 reaches its midway point and crowns its [unofficial] winter champions.Advertisement Upcoming evening sees Ernesto Valverde’s side visit city neighbors RCD Espanyol –whose new coach Abelardo will be making his debut after Pablo Machin was sacked-, as the new year begins with another ‘derbi barcelonés’. Recent history is with the blaugrana, whose last defeat in this fixture came in 2007, when Valverde was Espanyol boss. Barça captain Lionel Messi usually enjoys meeting the neighbors, having 22 goals in his 25 LaLiga city derbies – including three long-range free kicks last season.Advertisement Real Madrid travel to the Spanish capital’s southern suburbs earlier to face neighbors Getafe CF. Los Blancos finished 2019 having dropped just behind Barça after three straight draws, while Getafe sat sixth through the winter break having won six of their last seven LaLiga games. This game finished 0-0 last season and recent form suggests another tight affair.2020’s first LaLiga game takes place as Real Valladolid welcome CD Leganes – the hosts spent the break just above the drop zone having drawn three of their last four LaLiga games, while Javier Aguirre’s Lega climbed off the bottom with seven points from the last nine available.Later on is one of LaLiga’s historic fixtures as Sevilla FC host Athletic Club – both these teams had excellent ends to last year and are chasing European qualification spots. The Andalusians have the upper hand in this fixture recently with wins in each of the last four seasons, while the Basques have won just one of their nine away games so far in 2019/20.The fixtures start at Mestalla where Valencia CF welcome SD Eibar, with Los Che still unbeaten in front of their own fans so far this term as they hunt a top four spot, while Los Armeros enjoyed their break due to a badly needed three points against Granada just before heading off.Later that afternoon, Atletico de Madrid are at home to Levante UD in a clash of two teams who went on holidays having won both their two final LaLiga games of 2019, with frontmen Alvaro Morata and Roger Marti having hit goalscoring form. Upcoming schedule begins in Granada CF where RCD Mallorca are the visitors – promoted together last summer from LaLiga SmartBank both teams will have happily spent the holidays outside the relegation places but will know things do not get any easier from here.Real Sociedad against Villarreal CF brings together two of LaLiga’s most entertaining teams over the last 12 months – both teams also finished 2019 with two wins and a draw in their final three games, so will be looking forward to continuing that form into the new year.By contrast D. Alaves and Real Betis had two weeks to think over defeats in their final games of the calendar year – meaning both will be eager to start afresh when they meet at Mendizorrotza, where Betis have won three times in their last six visits.The final game is RC Celta at home to CA Osasuna at Abanca Balaidos. Celta spent the winter break in 18th spot and in need of a boost, while Osasuna will have enjoyed the break in 12th position having impressed on their return to LaLiga Santander this season. Advertisementlast_img read more