Hoping political backstabbing and hypocrisy will finally end with new leadership

first_imgDear Editor:How ironic to see past and current administration supporters accuse each other of political backstabbing. While Hoboken City Hall has always been a highly politicized place, the Zimmer Administration can take credit for raising the bar to unprecedented heights with their “you’re either in or you’re out” methods. Even Anthony Russo who set the previous standard for divisiveness and partisanship was quite community-minded in his first term and made several overtures to those who did not support him.Politics-over-community aside, as well as the mismanagement of the Washington Street rehab project, Zimmer’s lasting legacy will no doubt be the compromised election practice she gave us which allows mayors and City Council people to be elected without a majority of the vote. This was the case when Zimmer got herself a second term and will be the case again next month. Not a recipe to inspire more people to participate in our election process.Perhaps the new Mayor and council will have enough integrity to fix this and allow future officeholders to claim a mandate after Election Day.Hank Forrestlast_img read more

Tomori: Premier League a weekly mental challenge

first_imgChelsea defender, Fikayo Tomori, has said his first season in the Premier League has been a mental challenge. Nigeria born England international Fikayo Tomori It is the varying challenges that provide the toughest scrutiny for defenders in the top flight and which require the utmost levels of focus and concentration. “It is tough because you come up against different strikers and different systems that teams use,” Tomori told chelseafc.com.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldThe Best Cars Of All Time8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phonecenter_img “Some teams might play two strikers up top, some may play one and then you have teams like Liverpool – we all know how Roberto Firmino likes to drop in, with Mo Salah and Sadio Mane running in behind so you need to have that concentration all the time. “It’s about always being aware of what’s going on around you, communicating with team-mates around you to help them and make your job easier. read also:My father doubles as football fan and analyst-Fikayo Tomori “Everybody knows that if you make a mistake in the Premier League, you’re likely to get punished so being able to stay focused and making sure you do everything at 100 per cent is another part that you have to grasp quickly.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Football: Brotherhood between Leo Musso, D’Cota Dixon translates to success on field

first_imgIt is evident the camaraderie between Dixon, a junior strong safety, and Musso, a fifth-year free safety, have carried their bond onto the gridiron. The duo have accounted for nine of the Badgers’ 21 interceptions, Musso with five and Dixon with four.Some interceptions have been more important than others. Dixon’s first one of the season, against Louisiana State University during the season opener, sealed the game. Musso’s latest, which came on Saturday against Purdue, was mostly inconsequential but his one-handed catch made highlight reels. After Musso’ second interception against Illinois, Dixon immediately found his buddy on the sidelines and excitedly proclaimed:“Who the best safeties in this country?!”Football: Breakdown of Badgers’ upset over LSUThe Wisconsin Badgers played a spoiler game against fifth ranked Louisiana State University with a 16-14 upset victory in college Read…In the team’s comeback win over the University of Minnesota, Musso’s interception in the back of end zone sparked a four interception performance in the second half and led the Badgers to their 21 unanswered points. Despite losing by double digits for the first time in 23 games at halftime, Musso grabbed Paul Bunyan’s Axe and gave an inspiring speech that woke up the team going into the second period.The safety position, thought to be the biggest question marks on the UW defense, if not the entire team, has evolved into one of its strengths, thanks to the efforts from Musso and Dixon.Dixon, when asked whether or not he and Musso are the best pair of safeties in the nation, stood firm in his belief.“I feel like we’re the best at what we do,” Dixon said. “I’m not thinking about anybody else being better than me, so of course.”When asked what exactly they are best at, the experienced veteran made it as cut and dry as it comes.“Keepin’ them out the end zone,” Dixon said. “Win games for our team. That’s what we do. Making turnovers is just part of it. It’s not about me. It’s not about Leo. It’s not about any individual on this team.”Football: Leo Musso’s halftime speech, defensive stinginess in second half keep Paul Bunyan’s Axe in Madison for 13th straight yearLeo Musso studied the faces of his teammates on the University of Wisconsin football team and saw expressions of shock. Read…Their friendship, both on and off the field, began last season when they were both backing up the departed Michael Caputo and Tanner McEvoy. The paths they took to that point were so different, yet resembled each other.Dixon, a black man, fought his way out of poverty from Florida, then battled injuries and position changes once at UW. Musso, a white, Waunakee, Wisconsin native, was one of the state’s best high school running backs statistically, but endured a shift to safety and years of waiting in the wings before he got his shot. In this time of divisiveness in the U.S., their story of friendship provides hope in what some seem as a dark time.But it was in those practices last season with the second team, though, they realized their potential to become playmakers on the field.“The kind of guys we are and the mentality that we bring to the game helped us gel well together,” Musso said. “We know what to expect out of each other. I think more than anything, we trust one another. That’s I guess what’s kinda been the key to our success.”Earlier last week, UW head coach Paul Chryst raved about Musso, not just about his play but the way he carries himself as a teammate, calling him “a tremendous leader, a guy everyone could go to.”Dixon also sees that in Musso. As to why Musso has developed into that role, he says it’s because of his roots.“I’m a Wisconsin kid,” Musso said. “I take a lot of pride in playing for this school and playing for my home state, obviously growing up 15 minutes away from here. I guess I just kind of a good feel for what Wisconsin’s all about … we’re built up of no five-star dudes, very seldom four-star dudes, just no-star, two-star group of guys. And we have to rely on being smart, tough and dependable, as cliche as it sounds, that’s really all you can rely on.”Musso’ collegiate career has a life span of just three more games at most. At the end of the season, one chapter of the Musso-Dixon will close. Dixon says he tries not to think about it. He’ll have one year left, and he’ll have to do it without his brother.If he wanted to give Musso a going away present, what would it be? A Big Ten title? A special memento?“A smile,” Dixon said.“The wins, the gifts, the presents, it will all fade away, you know what I’m saying?” he said. “As a brother, I try to give him something more than that — some genuine love that stays with you for years.”The two now put their friendship and dominance to the test as they travel to Indianapolis to take on No. 7 Penn State University in the Big Ten Championship game. As two guys who have been around for a couple of years, they will look to erase the memory of the last time the Badgers went to Indianapolis in 2013, a crushing defeat to Ohio State University. The word “brotherhood” is thrown around loosely while describing teammates on a football team. Too often, that true weight of the term pales insignificant when compared to the actual definition.But what if two teammates, who come from completely different backgrounds and walks of life, form a bond so close they become just that — brothers? Such is the case with the University of Wisconsin football team’s starting safeties Leo Musso and D’Cota Dixon.“We’re like brothers,” Dixon said. “We genuinely care about each other. I think it’s one of those relationships where you meet someone in college and you have a lifetime friendship with them.”last_img read more

Bale follows his air

first_imgZidane replaced Bale in Pamplona in the 71st minute.JESUS ​​ALVAREZ ORIHUELA Maybe it was just that, seeing himself in a fast and hard-legged encounter, which caused him to withdraw thinking that in two weeks the Manchester City in the Champions catwalk. “Bale is afraid of getting injured again”, commented Dani Garrido in Sports Carousel. The Welshman was cheating on the sprints, leaded under the socks. Only two shots (none at Herrera’s arch), the least you have a good time (twenty-one), not a dribble and many, many losses (14, more than Isco and Benzema) … Zidane’s defense That is why or because they had agreed, Zidane replaced him in the 71st minute. “He is an important player, he has shown, he has made very good minutes defensively and offensively, “was the response of the Marseillaise when asked about Bale in the flash interview. “I do not agree with Zizou, I thought it was another Bale match … “Jorge Valdano added immediately in Movistar + LaLiga. The week of Bale did not end in full reintegration. Your agent (Jonathan Barnett) tried to reconcile Welsh with Real Madrid through this newspaper in pursuit of the four months he has left in the club (“Gareth loves Real Madrid, the city and his life there”) and Zidane gave him a complex match in Pamplona that was more a challenge than a real pardon. Well, Bale left The Sadar without winning any of those two particular matches. He was seen cold and not very participatory, that is, a standard match under the parameters of Welsh, unalterable even in a game as revolutionized as yesterday. Since Madrid returned from the Saudi Super Cup, Bale had only been taken out of the dungeon before Unionistas in Copa, party that also did not complete, but Zidane goes to the old resource of the external threat to corner the debate. “They want us to have a problem with Gareth, but there isn’t one.”he insisted. The highest paid player of the team stayed in July when he had the suitcase made, he has only completed five games throughout the season and his production is limited to three goals. Not to be a problem, Bale seems.last_img read more