Letters to the Editor for Monday, Dec. 23

first_imgMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Take a role in police reformsHIGH NOTES: PPEs, fighting hunger, backpacks and supplies for kidsEDITORIAL: No chickens in city without strong regsEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Schenectady homeless assistance program Street Soldiers dealing with surge in need In explaining her “no” vote on impeachment Dec. 18, Rep. Elise Stefanik said that the case against the president was “easily disproven” because security assistance and aid was eventually provided to Ukraine and because there was no investigation into the Bidens conducted.Trump didn’t get the result he wanted, so he’s off the hook?For those watching holiday reruns, it’s like arguing that the burglars in “Home Alone” didn’t commit any crimes because they didn’t succeed in making off with any of the McCallisters’ stuff.Like Harry and Marv, the president and Giuliani bungled their operation and got burned and humiliated as a result.But their failures don’t exonerate them of the crimes they did commit.Extortion, solicitation and conspiracy are crimes themselves, whether or not they attain desired ends.Stefanik’s “explanation” evades the serious charges in the case. There have been many sequels to “Home Alone,” but I’d like to see one where Stefanik volunteers to drive a getaway car for Harry and Marv.Janette SchueNiskayunaMcConnell vows not to honor his oathWhen the United States Senate sits as the jury for impeachment, its oath is very different: “I solemnly swear (or affirm) that in all things appertaining to the trial of ____, now pending, I will do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws, so help me God.”So, when the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that he is in lock-step with the president, he has violated the oath before he even takes it.Sadly, elected officials are more interested in getting re-elected than doing their jobs and serving the public interest.Bruce S. TrachtenbergNiskayunaThe writer is a former town justice. The 2019 Arctic Report card https://arctic.noaa.gov/Report-Card/Report-Card-2019 has just been issued.The report says: “Warming air temperatures are driving changes in the Arctic environment that affect ecosystems and communities on a regional and global scale.”According to Matthew Druckenmiller from the National Snow and Ice Data Center ,“… thawing of permafrost may now be acting to accelerate global climate change.” He indicates that melting permafrost brings about further change as it releases more carbon into the air.We have family in Alaska where we lived in the 1970s and ’80s. What happens there affects us, not just because of the family connection, but because of what it means to our weather here in New York or any of the other places in the country where we have family and friends.When we lived in the Arctic, seeing the amount of ice on the ocean and walking on the permafrost every day made it seem like it would be there forever. Now we know, more than 30 years later, that things were beginning to change even then. We just couldn’t see it.Serious climate changes are happening in faraway places where we can’t see them. That doesn’t mean they aren’t happening.Florence CarnahanSchenectadycenter_img Climate change not always visible to allIf you look at the globe you can see that it’s round, a facsimile of our planet Earth. There’s no line that stops what happens in one place from impacting what happens in another. Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionStefanik defense of Trump ignores plotlast_img read more

MENA 2019: Day two recap

first_imgDescribing the internal growth drivers for the industry, he said, “It’s our duty as a gases industry to innovate – to develop new technologies and applications, to bring new solutions to market. There’s a lot of space for more innovation, more efficiency. There’s a lot of space for new applications.”“We also have to make our customers familiar with cryogenics, give them more training and understanding of our products. This is our duty.”Peter Toftegaard Hansen of Pentair Union Engineering continued the theme of internal growth drivers in his subsequent presentation, covering CO2 Market Dynamics for the Middle East. He gave a view of the increasing adoption of clean energies and circular economies related to carbon dioxide (CO2), the new sources that need more complex technologies, and the new and attractive CO2 sources and opportunities in the Middle East in particular.Summarising, he encouraged, “There’s a lot of new sources and opportunities in the market, a lot of waste product sourcing opportunities, and we see a dynamic market arising – which we are supporting with our technologies.”Finally, the stage was set for the event’s closing keynote – a first for gasworld conferences.Phil Kornbluth, President of Kornbluth Helium Consulting and globally renowned for his expertise in the global helium business, did the honours with his esteemed insight into Helium and the Worldwide Supply Chain. Driving safety in the Middle EastRounding off the session was a talk from the new General Secretary of the Middle East Gases Association (MEGA), Roger Sayah.Formed in 2010 as the safety, standardisation and technically-oriented association for the Middle East region, including the GCC, MEGA strives to promote and improve the safety and standardisation of operations in the region, and Sayah outlined the following ley safety issues of the MEGA geographies:A large, complex footprint with diverse cultures and operational modelsThe need for unificationA region servicing multiple and varied end-user marketsMany old assets, with an inconsistent appetite for changeLong distribution chainsIncreasingly challenging economic conditions, with restricted resourcesSayah also outlined the need for regulatory control by authorities, the risk of non-compliance with laws and regulations, and the consequences of ‘missing the mark’ on these regulations. He also noted that the decision was taken in 2018 to embrace more experts in the field to accelerate the development of the association, and expressed his belief that the region is ready now for the mission of MEGA and all of its activities in promoting and improving technical standards and practices.Following a short coffee break, the agenda resumed with Session 4 and the presentation of Jan Strybol, the new Deputy General Secretary of EIGA (European Industrial Gas Association). Strybol discussed Medical Gas Operational Excellenceand began by warning, “When we talk about medical gases, we talk about regulations, it’s inescapable.”Strybol described the different classifications of medical gases, as well as manufacturing processes and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) guidelines, adding “If you do want to avoid disasters, then comply with the letter and the spirit of the regulations in medical gases.”Strybol also touched upon traceability via documentation and records, it’s fundamental importance, and warned that when it comes to medical gas compliance, “What is not written down, has not happened.”OpportunitiesThe gasworld stage was then given to Fabian Van Damme, Director of Dohmeyer, to discuss Food and Pharmaceutical Market Drivers.Founded in 2003 and with more than 3,000 references in 62 countries across the world, Dohmeyer is well placed with its observations of these markets from a cryogenic freezing equipment perspective, and Van Damme noted that there are many specialist applications emerging which present opportunities for growth – but also calls to action for the industry to respond to. Pharmaceuticals market growth (22.4% annually and growing very rapidly) was cited in particular. Anova estimates that there’s around 23% average growth in telemonitoring technologies year-on-year in the global industrial gases business. “We can pinpoint where that growth is, and where it’s required,” Reshamwala added. He described the large installed bases already in North America and Europe for example, and highlighted the opportunity for greater adoption of today’s state-of-the-art telemonitoring technologies in regions such as the Middle East, particularly so now that these solutions are becoming more cost comparable with the economies of scale and adoption.There was also time for Reshamwala to deliver an exciting announcement from Anova, with the launch of its new Connected Tank Management System. Showing the below video, he explained how the system enables companies to measure better, plan better, and execute better – improving health and safety, dramatically cutting costs, and increasing revenues along the way.In concluding, he emphasised, “The industrial gas supply chain is rapidly digitising, and companies that don’t embrace new technologies risk being left behind…You need to leverage the power of data, and we will partner with you in doing just that.” That was the overriding message from day two of the MENA Industrial Gases Conference 2019 in Dubai, UAE.Around 240 delegates from around the world gathered for the event over the last 2.5 days, held at the Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City hotel complex, including strong local participation.The conference has been addressing the theme Business Models Fit for Purpose in the Middle East and North Africa, exploring the challenges and opportunities facing the region as it moves forward into the next decade, through a series of pointed panel discussions and regional case studies.Conference day one set the scene as it described both the change in the region over the last decade and the challenges it currently faces against a backdrop of increasing costs and squeezed margins. It also underscored the enduring potential the region is home to, with a passionate keynote talk from Air Products Chairman, President and CEO Seifi Ghasemi in particular describing how the Middle East should be “proud of their past and aspire to reinvent their past glory.”Today’s speaking agenda picked up that baton and began with an insight into the Success Factors for a Tier 2 Gas Company from opening keynote Renato Imeri, Head of the SOL Group’s (Italy) Industrial Gas Division outside of Europe.Imeri described the SOL Group’s roots in Italy and how, through the decades, the company expanded beyond Italy and into wider Europe. He also explained how the company diversified into the medical and homecare business; the company serves 400,000 patients today and the homecare business has become so significant to the SOL Group, that Imeri described that diversification all those years ago as ‘a necessity’.SOL Group is active in 29 countries, across four continents, and boasting 4,000 employees today, Imeri explained, noting that there have been several elements of strategic diversification along the way – and not just in applications served. Further still, he underlined the need for such companies ‘to be brave’.Renato Imeri: You have to be brave The technology pendulum then swung to asset management and more specifically, Telemonitoring and Bulk Logistics, courtesy of Anova CEO Chet Reshamwala.Reshamwala began by explaining Anova’s strong history in remote monitoring solutions and telemetry technologies, as well as its recent acquisitions and how the company has been carving out a global leadership position. “We operate in a very specific niche in the industrial gases industry, providing our customers with rich data to manage their operations,” he enthused.“You need to get this information reliably, potentially during different climates and conditions (rain, snow, shine and dust) depending on your region or application, and we deliver that data.”Discussing an in-house study on the delivery of cryogenic products, he added, “We know that companies today are spending 40% more than they need to on the execution of their business. That’s an astonishing number.”“This comes from our thorough analysis of over 1,500 customers that we serve today. It comes from trucks and the wear and tear on those trucks, the driver costs during busy seasons, the scheduler’s time, and so many other factors that we might not even think about in your operations.”Reshamwala went on to describe the increasing rise of digitisation, how this trend is inescapable and industry as a whole is investing heavily in IOT technologies. He explained how these technologies and the rich data they provide can not only make companies’ operations more efficient and cost-effective, but also make a huge impression with their customer base.“You just prevented a major issue and potentially saved a customer relationship,” he said of such a scenario in the customer supply chain. “That’s what we’re trying to do every day.”73% of companies are making IOT investments today, he cited, and 47% say that IOT will be the important technology investment. It’s happening, it’s here and we will all need to embrace it, he said. “That means getting IOT up and running in your business today, not down the road, not next year, today. IOT is going to revolutionise how businesses operate and transact with their customers.”“Technology innovators have a leg-up in their operations.” Productivity and internal growth driversWith these success factors established and the scene already set on the change and challenges in the region, the agenda moved onto the technologies and operational approaches that can unlock the potential in the region.Session 3, Chaired by retiring MEGA general secretary Frank Finger, began with a talk from Ian Davies, Managing Director of IGPH, on the subject of Optimising Cylinder Filling in the Middle East. Davies discussed the latest trends in cylinder filling systems and technologies, and stressed the significance of new automated systems and the productivity these can bring to users in the Middle East, adding, “You get correct results first time, every time, with automation.”“And productivity is key, as we all know in this room.”Davies placed particular emphasis on the company’s ‘Winter’ fill system, which he described as “very appropriate for this region,” alluding to the region’s inherently warm ambient conditions.The ‘Winter’ fill system includes control systems that ‘control’ the repeatability and offers high accuracy and limiting of the heat of compression. By delivering colder gas to the filling module, it delivers continuous filling by eliminating cool-down disruptions and increased equipment life as a result too. After a rapturous round of applause, it was left to gasworld Publisher and CEO John Raquet to officially close the conference.“The way I summarise what we’ve heard today and yesterday, and what you are experiencing in the Middle East, is that the region is clearly a very dynamic region, loaded with opportunities. There are not many regions of the world that have such opportunities – and the scale of them – set out before them.”“We have explored so many levels of these opportunities and we hope you’re leaving this forum full of optimism for all of the opportunities ahead and take that other underlying message – that we need to move out of our traditional modes and mindsets and realise the new ways of thinking for our industry around strategy, data and applications.”“We hope you leave richer in that knowledge and the contacts to make it happen.”Stories onlineCatch-up on all of the news, views, keynotes and breakout stories from the event via the gasworld website or the related stories below.A full review will be published in the January 2020 edition of gasworld magazine.The gasworld events stage now moves on to Munich in April 2020, for the Hydrogen Summit 2020 and introducing H2 View to the events scene. For more information on all gasworld events in the year ahead, from Munich to Malaysia, visit www.gasworldconferences.comlast_img read more

We have the power

first_imgSunil Kambli is absolutely correct. All the Law Society, with the agreement of the master of the rolls, has to do is to require borrower and lender to seek separate representation and the problem of restricted lenders’ panels will be overcome at a stroke. Let them have their panel of 43: it won’t matter. It will involve some rise in the cost of domestic conveyancing, but that cost is unreasonably low now and has not kept pace with: house price inflation; the cost of running a responsibly conducted legal practice; or the costs reasonably charged in other areas of legal work. When costs are too low, work is sometimes done shoddily, and our premiums rise. Everyone knows this. None of this cheapskate work is in the national interest, no matter how much the ‘poundstretcher’ British may be mistakenly obsessed with value for money. Essentially, the public has had conveyancing at a discount for years, with utterly predictable results. From time to time it has received what it had paid for and that all has to stop. Obvious advantages of the new rule will be that there will be twice the opportunity for something missed to be spotted in time. We are only human and things sometimes escape us. There is too much money involved in domestic conveyancing for mistakes to slip by unnoticed. Also, the possibility of a conflict of interest arising will necessarily disappear. It will need to be said that any solicitor, notary or conveyancer acting in a transaction will not be discharging their duty of care to the lender just by sending out a checklist with boxes to tick, culminating in a certificate of title from the person acting for the borrower, which allows the lender’s solicitor to avoid investigating the title by relying on that certificate instead. There has been too much of that recently; so, when a solicitor acts for a lender, all the proper work must be done and the certificate on title to the lender must come from its own legal advisers in reliance principally on its own research, including correspondence with the borrower’s solicitors. Therefore, I demand that a practice rule be made as soon as possible to prevent any legal practice acting for both borrower and lender in the one transaction. Exactly the same rule needs to be put in place simultaneously by the Notaries Society and the Council for Licensed Conveyancers. What are we waiting for? Do we want to stay in practice or not? It will save a lot of agonising meetings with lenders like HSBC, fighting a rearguard action. Actually, the threat of bringing in such a rule would give the Law Society negotiators rather more clout when knocking on HSBC’s door, if anyone still wants to keep knocking. Anyway, we have the solution within our power, so let’s do it and be less timid. The lenders are not timid: they just do what they like. Michael Brough, Michael Brough and Cohen, Beaconsfield, Buckslast_img read more

The RIBA bites back

first_imgTo continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Subscribe now for unlimited accesslast_img read more

Consumer watchdog names new chair

first_imgDr Jane MartinSource: LSBMartin said: ‘I am very pleased to have the opportunity to play a role in ensuring the voice of the consumer is properly heard.’Martin’s seven-year term as local government ombudsman ends on 10 January. She is also chair of the Commission for Local Administration in England and a member of the Committee on Standards in Public Life.The LSB announcement stated that: ‘In a career dedicated to understanding and promoting public service accountability, she has conducted research at the universities of Birmingham and Warwick respectively and worked with local authorities across England. She was the first director of the Centre for Public Scrutiny.’Davies has chaired the consumer watchdog since it was established under the Legal Services Act 2007. Local government ombudsman Dr Jane Martin will be the new Chair of the Legal Services Consumer Panel, the Legal Services Board announced today. Martin succeeds Elisabeth Davies who steps down at the end of the month. Mark McLaren has also been appointed to the panel as a member.Sir Michael Pitt, chairman of the Legal Services Board said: ‘I am delighted to congratulate Dr Martin on her appointment as chair of the Legal Services Consumer Panel. She will find a consumer panel resolutely committed to making sure that the interests of consumers are put right at the heart of legal services regulation.’Dr Martin’s wealth of experience and her past public services work will help drive the consumer panel forward as it moves into this new phase in its existence. I look forward to working with her closely.last_img read more

Northern Ireland Railways orders CAF DMUs

first_imgUK: A £105m order for 20 three-car diesel multiple-units was signed by Northern Ireland transport operator Translink, the Department for Regional Development and manufacturer CAF on March 25. The first of the Class 4000 trains will enter service at the end of 2011, with all 20 in traffic by 2013. The design will be a development of the 23 Class 3000 units CAF supplied in 2005, with changes including better fuel efficiency. Delivery of the latest batch of trains will enable the withdrawal of 13 older Class 80 and 450 DMUs. The Northern Ireland budget for 2008/09 to 2010/11 allocates £137m for projects on the province’s 1 600 mm gauge rail network, including the train purchase. Associated works include a £12m project to extend track life between Ballymena and Coleraine. The construction of passing loops and upgrades to signalling will enable the provision of an hourly service between Belfast and Londonderry, while platforms will be extended to handle six-car trains. A new maintenance facility is to be created at the former Adelaide freight yard in Belfast, as NI Railways’ York Road and Fortwilliam depots are nearing full capacity. ‘These new trains will allow us to increase the capacity and frequency in order to meet the growing passenger demand and encourage even more people to take the train’, said Catherine Mason, Group Chief Executive of Translink.last_img read more

Scores of Senegalese troops deployed to The Gambia test positive for…

first_imgBANJUL, GAMBIA – JANUARY 22: A soldier of ECOWAS troops patrols in a street after the former President Yahya Jammeh fled the country, in Banjul, Gambia on January 22, 2017. Yahya Jammeh left Gambia after agreeing to relinquish power earlier in the day, bring an end to a political crisis that has gripped the country since his election defeat last month. Soldiers track and control vehicles at crossing points. (Photo by Xaume Olleros/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) BANJUL, GAMBIA – JANUARY 22: A soldier of ECOWAS troops patrols in a street after the former President Yahya Jammeh fled the country, in Banjul, Gambia on January 22, 2017. Yahya Jammeh left Gambia after agreeing to relinquish power earlier in the day, bring an end to a political crisis that has gripped the country since his election defeat last month.(Photo by Xaume Olleros/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)Scores of Senegalese soldiers deployed to neighboring The Gambia have tested positive for COVID-19.“Out of a contingent of over 600 men, fewer than 100 tested positive,” a Senegalese army spokesman said on Thursday.According to the spokesman, the army had recalled its soldiers to the village of Toubacouta just north of the Gambian border “as a precautionary measure.”Further tests were underway, the spokesman said, adding that the soldiers who had tested positive have been placed in a hotel in the coastal village of Guerero, some 60 kilometers (37 miles) south of the capital Dakar.He, however, did not specify when or where the soldiers had been infected.The troops are a part of a West African peacekeeping force deployed in January 2017 to The Gambia after the country’s former dictator, Yahya Jammeh, refused to hand over power after losing a presidential election. Mumbai mayor tests COVID-19 positive Related The Gambia’s President Barrow enters self-isolation after deputy tests positive for COVID-19center_img The majority of the troops in the Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS) force are Senegalese, which completely surrounds the tiny former British colony.“So far, The Gambia has recorded 3,239 COVID-19 cases with 99 fatalities.Senegal has recorded 14,150 cases and 293 fatalities. Gambia government ravaged by COVID-19last_img read more

UWP candidate defends plagiarism allegation

first_img Share LocalNews UWP candidate defends plagiarism allegation by: – September 12, 2014 Sharing is caring! 250 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Tweet UWP candidate for the Roseau Central constituency, Joseph Isaac (file photo)Joseph Isaac, who will be contesting the Roseau Central Constituency for the Opposition United Workers Party (UWP), has defended his political leader Lennox Linton in the wake of allegations of plagiarism.Mr Linton has been accused of plagiarizing excerpts of a speech presented by Allan Chastanet in August 2013. Mr Chastanet is the leader of the United Workers Party of St Lucia. Mr Linton reportedly quoted Mr Chastanet’s speech during his inaugural speech as UWP Leader on September 1, 2013 and in a recent article published online reflecting on his first year as leader.The St. Lucian politician, who called into ‘The Hot Seat’ program earlier this week, said Mr Linton “gave me speaking notes” when he became political leader and that they had had a “long discussion” about his campaign.Mr Isaac, who was a guest on ‘The Hot Seat’ radio program on Friday, September 12, 2014, said there is “nothing wrong” with what his leader did.According to Issac, there is nothing wrong with the oppositions of the region coming together and sharing notes, which is what his leader did and “I don’t want our leader to comment on it”.“Lennox Linton is the man who was writing speeches and being a political consultant for some leaders across the region so what he is doing is nothing wrong with that”.The UWP candidate said it is “just a simple approach” where oppositions within the Caribbean Region “have gotten smart now and now they are sharing notes and they have similar policies so they are commenting on similar policies”.He claimed that while his leader, Lennox Linton is writing speeches for some leaders in the Caribbean, “Skerrit have to wait on [Hartly] Henry to get speaking notes and if he doesn’t get speaking notes, he can’t speak”. Moreover, Isaac said “in regards to plagiarism, Labour Party is the one that has already started plagiarizing”.He accused the DLP of stealing the UWP’s ‘The Workers are Working’ slogan from the 1995 general election campaign.“You remember before we had something called the workers are working? Labour Ka Twavay in English is what? Labour is working, that is plagiarism, they actually took our slogan and converted it into theirs that is plagiarism,” Issac said.“Imagine, the last election they used a song, the song called ‘Something’s Happening’ that came out straight from Barbados,” he added. He said the Labour Parties across the region are being controlled by one man, “Hartley Henry, with one template that everything they do, they just keep moving it around, the same approach, the same words, same strategy, across the region”.Meanwhile, Mr Linton said last week “I’ve never asked anybody to write any speech for me” and that he does not have a speech writer.“For now, writing a speech comes so easily to me, because it is about communicating to the public what we discuss among ourselves as team members and what I intimately know,” Mr Linton said. Dominica Vibes News Sharelast_img read more

AtlanTecRF Introduces Multi-Path Satellite Simulator System at Satellite 2018

first_imgAtlanTecRF has launched a new Multi-Path Satellite Simulator System (the MSS Series) at Satellite 2018 in Washington DC. The MSS Systems are designed to ‘talk’ to two ground-based or mobile satcom stations, simultaneously, thereby replicating for test purposes, the satellite link while remaining off-air.Each system consists of three parts, a base control unit and two weatherproof transponders each of which can be orientated to connect with a system under test (SUT) antenna. There is also the option to incorporate all of the digital control within one transponder housing to achieve a two-part test system. The base control unit is a convenient portable bench instrument with the capability of both local and remote, Ethernet control. This unit is connected to two mast-mounted transponders via a power and data cable.The two transponders are inter-connected – each capable of communicating with a fixed or mobile terminal in a choice of either X, Ku, DBS, Ka and Q bands and with the ability to vary the path attenuation, thereby reducing the real-world atmospheric effects.Taking the uplink or Transmit (Tx) carrier from one ground based system the MSS transponder re-transmits on the receive (Rx) carrier frequency for the downlink. But, instead of sending the signal back to the same ground station from which it received it, the MSS makes contact with a second ground terminal, thereby completing the satellite link from point A to point B, but without any satellite being involved.In addition to the transmission of signal to both terminals under test, a sample of the transmissions is fed back via coaxial low loss cable to the base unit and is then made available at the front panel for connection to a spectrum analyzer or other test equipment. Click here to learn more about this Multi-Path Satellite Simulator System.last_img read more

Padua Defeats Benedictine And Buckeye, Moves To The Semifinals Of The 2017 OHSAA Division II Team Duals

first_img Eli Mooneyham Related TopicsBenedictine BengalsBuckeye BucksFairview WarriorsPadua Franciscan Bruins Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on AllSportsCleveland.com. He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling.center_img The second and third rounds of the OHSAA Team Duals took place from Padua Franciscan High School on Wednesday afternoon, as the Bruins hosted Benedictine, Buckeye and Fairview.The first matches pitted Padua against Benedictine and Buckeye against Fairview.Padua got out to a fast 18-6 lead on the Bengals and would look to swing momentum directly into their favor at the 132 pound match-up. Junior Sam Fender took on Eddie Findura in an excellent match. Fender got an early takedown but would get reversed near the end of the first period, making it 2-2 going into the 2nd. The match would find itself in a 3-3 tie until Fender would find a late escape as time expired for the 4-3 win.Padua would start to run away with the match. Sam LoFaso, Austin Willard, Pete Abraham and Bryce Carmichael would all score pinfalls to help Padua win the dual by a final team score of 54-24. On the other end, Buckeye would defeat Fairview 46-27. This would set up a quarterfinal battle between the Bruins and the Bucks, with the winner advancing to next week’s semifinal dual meet.Padua’s Ethan Kinley would receive a forfeit at the 106 pound weight class and Mike Tusick would have a wire-to-wire performance in a 10-2 major decision victory over Sam Raco to start Padua off with a 10-0 lead.Dominic Calabrese would earn a victory over Sophomore Manus McCaffery 4-2 at the 120 pound weight class to get Buckeye on the board. Following the Calabrese win would be two more dominating wins with a 16-2 major decision victory followed by a 16-0 technical fall victory.Padua would look for a boost from Sophomore Sam Lofaso, who would provide just that in a win over Junior Jake Bartinelli. After a feeling-out process in the first, LoFaso would start down and fire up for an escape. The Sophomore would then turn and look for a double leg takedown, which he would land successfully. Bartinelli would string together two escapes in the final two periods but would fall 3-2. Fellow Sophomore John McNulty would follow LoFaso and carry the momentum with a pin in the first period.Doug Brown and Jarrod Setliff would battle back for Buckeye with two impressive victories, but the Bucks would need the 170 pound weight class to go their way due to a shortage of wrestlers in the heavier weight classes.Padua’s Austin Willard and Buckeye’s Zach Sanger would put on the match of the night in a 15-13 overtime victory for Willard, who would score early in overtime with a deep double leg takedown.Dustin McCullough would score a pin for Buckeye, but the Bucks did not have anyone to send out for the 195 and 220 pound weight classes, leading to a 34-25 Padua victory.Padua will wrestle in the OHSAA Division 2, Region 10 Team Dual Semifinals on February 1st at 5pm.last_img read more