Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion This is in regard to the Oct. 5 article about the Hamburg Street sewer line.I quote, “A sanitary sewer line is also being installed and will be paid for by the town of Rotterdam.” It will not be paid for by the town of Rotterdam. The residents of Hamburg Street alone are paying for the sewer line, which comes to $1,200 to $1,400 per year for 30 years. This is a sewer line the residents don’t want and didn’t vote on. The members of the town board voted. We had no say in the matter.This was forced on us by the town board members who don’t live on Hamburg Street. Every petition we sent in was the wrong one — even the ones the town said we had to use.I hope this opinion gets published, but I doubt is since The Daily Gazette seems to be biased in favor of our illustrious town board.Sandra RudeshiemRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?
For Pellegrini, the result rather than the scoreline was all that mattered, adding: “We were not trying to send a message, we were trying to add points which is more important. “For us it was important to win away, and we’ll try to do it again on Saturday (at Southampton) before we then play Arsenal.” West Brom head coach Steve Clarke rightly acknowledged City as being “a really, really good team” and that the two early goals killed off his side’s challenge. Clarke said: “We wanted to stay in the game as long as possible, but they managed to pull away with the two goals in the first half. “That then makes it difficult when you are playing a good team. “You can risk a little to try and get back in the game, but if you risk too much then you can end up doing serious damage to your goal difference. “We tried our best to get back into the game in the second half, and even in the first we had some moments, some opportunities, we could have have created something, but didn’t quite. “It was a game where it had to go to 2-1, which at any stage in the second half would have given us a fighting chance. “But the third goal from the penalty was a shocking goal to concede, and that more or less killed it. “But credit to my players because we kept going and got our reward in the end with two late goals, which in my opinion puts a fairer reflection on the game.” Clarke, meanwhile, had no complaints with the two penalty decisions from referee Chris Foy. The first was for Kolarov’s tackle on Shane Long five minutes into the second half, and the second when Claudio Yacob brought down Kolarov that led to Toure’s spot kick even though the midfielder appeared to get the ball first. Clarke added: “Their penalty was a penalty, and the tackle on Shane, if given, would have been very soft.” Yaya Toure then produced a deft touch 15 minutes later to a low ball from Aleksandar Kolarov, and but for a fine save from Boaz Myhill to deny Aguero it could have been 3-0 before the interval. A Toure penalty after 72 minutes gave City their third before Albion pulled one back courtesy of a Costel Pantilimon own goal four minutes from time and added a second four minutes into injury time from Victor Anichebe. The scoreline was perhaps rough justice on City, who remain six points behind leaders Arsenal at the top of the Barclays Premier League, but it at least ended back-to-back away defeats. “We played very well. In other (away) games we played as well as we did in this game, but for some reason we didn’t score the two early goals like we did here,” assessed Pellegrini. “We had a lot of chances to score, and for 45 minutes we were very good. The scoreline doesn’t tell the story. It was not such a close match as the score says. “Maybe we were thinking of the next game before we finished this one, and in football the game is not over until the final whistle. “So they scored two late goals, which is why it finished 3-2, but we certainly had more advantage over the whole game. “The game was more easy than we thought which is why we relaxed in the final few minutes.” Press Association Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini hailed his side’s return to form away from home even though they took their foot off the gas in the dying stages. City totally controlled the game at The Hawthorns, opening up a 3-0 lead over West Brom before conceding two late goals. Sergio Aguero opened the scoring in the ninth minute, sweeping home his 17th goal of the season, as many as West Brom have managed from their entire squad.
Former world No 1 Venus Williams suffered a shock defeat by Chinese player Wang Qiang in the French Open first roundon Sunday.The 37-year-old ninth seed was well short of her best as Wang claimed a 6-4, 7-5 victory and gained a measure of revenge for her first-round loss to Venus at Roland Garros last year.The seven-time Grand Slam champion has now lost both her matches at major tournaments this year, having reached the Australian Open and Wimbledon finals in 2017. Wang, the world number 91, has never made the third round of a Slam, and will face Petra Martic of Croatia for a place in the last 32 after the biggest win of her career.World No 9 Venus will now turn her attention to playing the doubles tournament with her sister Serena, who is competing in a Grand Slam event for the first time since last year’s Australian Open after giving birth to her daughter.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Uncertainty continues to shroud the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations heading into this weekend’s crucial round of qualifying fixtures.Morocco was stripped of the right to host the finals by CAF on Tuesday after requesting that the tournament be postponed due to fears over the spread of the Ebola virus. Additionally, Morocco’s team have been disqualified from competing at the event. African football’s governing body CAF is now scrambling to find an alternative location just two months before the AFCON is due to start, although president Issa Hayatou expects a new host to be confirmed in the next two to three days. The furore has not affected the final two rounds of qualification, the first of which takes place this weekend with reigning champions Nigeria battling to reverse what has been a dreadful campaign thus far. The Super Eagles currently sit third in Group A with only the top two guaranteed automatic qualification. Nigeria travel to second-placed Congo – who they are three points behind – on Saturday knowing that a victory by two goals is necessary to overtake their hosts on head-to-head record after Congo’s 3-2 win in their first encounter. Nevertheless, coach Stephen Keshi, who recently returned to his post after being asked to step down, is still upbeat about his side’s chances of retaining the title they won in South Africa in 2013. “We have the players who can do Nigeria proud in the remaining qualifying games and I know somehow we will make to the finals and retain our trophy,” Keshi said. Another continental giant who desperately need a win to boost their chances of automatic qualification are Ivory Coast, who currently sit third in Group D. They take on winless Sierra Leone this weekend, with their opponents’ inability to play at home die to the Ebola epidemic meaning the game will take place in Abidjan. Group D’s other game sees top two Cameroon and DR Congo clash in Yaounde. The second qualification spot in Group B remains very much up for grabs, as just three points separate Mali, Ethiopia and Malawi behind already-qualified Algeria. Mali and Malawi meet this weekend, while Ethiopia visit Algeria. Surprise package Cape Verde sit on top of Group F and face Niger, with 2012 AFCON champions Zambia and Mozambique, who play each other on Saturday, set to fight it out for second spot. The most successful African team of all time, Egypt, lie third in Group G, one point behind second-placed Senegal – who they meet this weekend in a match that could make-or-break their campaign. Meanwhile, leaders Tunisia take on winless Niger. Group C sees Gabon needing just a point from their trip to Angola to secure qualification, while Burkina Faso face Lesotho. Finally, in Group E, leaders Ghana – who are missing key duo Asamoah Gyan and Kwadwo Asamoah to injury – travel to Uganda while Togo and Guinea face-off.