To get rid of guns, vote out gun backers

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Everyone is upset by the constant mass shootings going on in this country and the non-action by our Congress to do anything about it. If we keep electing the same people every time, it’s our own fault. When the next election comes, vote to put all new people in office, hopefully not gun proponents.  Don Wagar Clifton Park More from The Daily Gazette:Game 7: Shenendehowa grad and Braves rookie Ian Anderson gets start with World Series spot on the li…EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusControversial solar project goes before Clifton Park Planning BoardHigh-risk COVID exposure reported in Clifton Parklast_img

Flora Bolonyai heads to 2012 Olympic Games

first_imgBy helping Team Hungary capture a spot in the semifinals of the women’s water polo tournament in Italy, USC sophomore goalie Flora Bolonyai and her Hungarian teammates qualified for the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games in London.Hungary for more · Sophomore goalkeeper Flora Bolonyai will be competing in the London Olympics for her home country of Hungary. – Photo courtesy of Sports InformationThe 18-5 win over Kazakhstan on Friday that propelled Hungary to the semifinals was enough for the team to earn a berth in the eight-team Olympic field.Alumna Sofia Konoukh also helped Russia qualify Friday after a 7-6 victory over Canada, which also consisted of USC graduates Joelle Bekhazi and Rosanna Tomiuk.Konoukh will appear in the Olympics for the fourth time in her career.Another USC graduate, Ilse van der Meijden of the Netherlands, barely missed the cut after the Dutch fell 6-7 to Italy in the quarterfinals. Van der Meijden and the Netherlands won the gold in the 2008 Beijing Games.Though Hungary and Russia fell in their semifinal matchups to Spain and Italy on Saturday, both teams will be joining Australia, China, Italy, Great Britain, Spain and the United States in London.The United States Olympic water polo roster will be announced next month and could include USC seniors Lauren Wenger, Tumua Anae and Kami Craig.The three were members of the national team that secured an Olympic berth after winning the Pan-American Games.Bolonyai will return to USC to help the Women of Troy in the upcoming Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament in USC’s attempt to qualify for the 2012 NCAA tournament in May.The tournament begins Friday and will continue through Sunday.last_img read more

Jordan Clarkson trade analysis: Jazz give up on Dante Exum dream to get offensive spark

first_imgCleveland, meanwhile, gets a 2014 lottery pick in Exum, as well as much-needed draft ammunition. This could be the first of several midseason moves for the rebuilding team.MORE: SN’s NBA Athlete of the Decade#Cavs are getting a 2022 second from San Antonio and a 2023 second from Golden State in this Utah deal for Jordan Clarkson, sources say.— Chris Fedor (@ChrisFedor) December 24, 2019It’s only December, but NBA trade season is now officially underway. Here’s an in-depth look at how the Clarkson-for-Exum swap could shake up the Jazz and Cavaliers, as well as other teams in the league.Why did the Jazz want Jordan Clarkson?With Conley injured and no indication of when he will be 100 percent, Utah has reinserted Joe Ingles into its starting lineup. While Ingles is thriving in a distributor role alongside Donovan Mitchell, his previous duties as the team’s most assured bench weapon have been vacated. Enter Clarkson, a combo guard used to handling the ball and leading second units in scoring (14.7 career points per game).Clarkson is not a complete player, and Utah won’t ask him to be one. He is notoriously wobbly on defense and streaky on the perimeter. But the Jazz have a strong group of defenders they’ll deploy in an attempt hide Clarkson from difficult matchups (or at least provide help). His lone objective is to get buckets, something he’s been able to do throughout his six years in the NBA.Rather than wait until next month to add a bench option, the Jazz capitalized on the chance to bring in a known commodity without giving up much 2019-20 value.How might Dante Exum fit into Cleveland’s rebuild?There is a chance that Exum, the oft-injured No. 5 overall pick in the 2014 draft, will not be in Cleveland very long.Around this time last year, the Jazz dealt another prospect, Alec Burks, to the Cavaliers in exchange for Kyle Korver and two second-round picks. Burks, who also struggled to stay healthy in Utah, used his time on the Cavaliers as an audition for playoff contenders, and was subsequently dealt to Sacramento later in the campaign. Should Exum perform well in his new home before the trade deadline, a fringe contender needing a backup point guard may look to buy low on him. He is signed through next season.Cleveland, of course, would love to see Exum develop into its lead guard of the future rather than mere trade bait. Collin Sexton and Darius Garland have not yet proven they are long-term backcourt answers for the Cavaliers, and Exum will get the playing time necessary to try and translate his long frame and basket-attacking instincts into consistent NBA production. The Jazz traded 24-year-old guard Dante Exum and a pair of second-round draft picks to the Cavaliers for veteran bench scorer Jordan Clarkson on Monday, bolstering their depth ahead of a grueling fight for Western Conference playoff seeding.The move comes amid a five-game winning streak that has pushed Utah within a game of the Mavericks for the No. 5 seed. Clarkson should give coach Quin Snyder’s stretched rotation some added life with point guard Mike Conley on the shelf due to a hamstring injury. But similar to Burks, who has carved out a niche as a solid role player for Golden State this year, Exum may no longer possess the ceiling that once made him a high first-round draft pick. The Australia native has not played in more than 42 games since the 2016-17 season, and he averaged just 2.2 points in 11 games for the Jazz this year.Does this mean the Cavaliers will trade Kevin Love soon?While the Cavaliers are reportedly listening to trade offers for Kevin Love, moving Clarkson likely does not impact the decision-making process on their star forward. They have no need to rush what will probably go down as the most important transaction of their rebuild, one that must bring back either lottery draft picks or significant young talent.Still, we can expect Love rumors to grow more intense as the Feb. 6 deadline draws nearer.last_img read more