first_img Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) TO THE EDITOR:The 2019 Farmington City Council election is upon us. Since 2011 I have functioned as a candidate, City Council Member, mayor, DDA Board Member and an engaged citizen. With those experiences in mind, I want to share my insights on this year’s election.Non-PartisanshipAdmittedly I ran as a Republican in a failed bid for County Commissioner in 2018. I assure you that partisan politics has no place in my endorsements and no place in Farmington’s City Council election. I value my independent thinking. My endorsements reflect that.Vote for Perrot, Bowman and LaRussaI am asking you to vote for Geof Perrot, Sara Bowman and Joe LaRussa. All five candidates have terrific attributes. But I feel this would be a cohesive team for the future of Farmington.Geof Perrot has enthusiasm and work ethic. He has built a resume of community experience. He has boots on the ground and listens to residents and visitors as a volunteer at our Farmer’s Market. He understands our community planning tools and zoning as a planning commissioner. Those are beneficial combinations that will result in effective leadership.Sara Bowman is a leader and Farmington’s advocate. She has a proven record of working alongside every council member. When council has a disagreement, Bowman helps us find common sense compromise for our citizens.Joe LaRussa applies his critical thinking skills. We have developed a professional relationship with open minded cooperation and the occasional respectful disagreement. This is what our citizens expect and need from their elected leaders.One common characteristic about this group of candidates is they are not property owners in Downtown Farmington. For the first time in several decades our community has an opportunity to elect a City Council without downtown property owner’s influence. Our DDA Board is in place to fulfill the engagement of the downtown business community and provide them with additional services with proven effectiveness.Perrot, Bowman and LaRussa are a group that is capable of embracing non-partisanship. They bring complementary levels of community experience. They can improve transparency. They actively listen to our residents. They use social media as an interactive communication tool. On the heels of the 2018 millage tax increase, Farmington residents should elect council members who are willing to consider allocating your tax increase equitably.Please join me in supporting the slate of Geof Perrot, Sara Bowman and Joe LaRussa to lead the way forward for continual improvement of your comprehensive community services.Bill GalvinFarmington city council member Reported bylast_img read more

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first_imgHARARE,  (Reuters) – Captain Angelo Mathews struck an unbeaten 92 as Sri Lanka posted 295 for four at the close of the third day of the first test against Zimbabwe yesterday, putting his side in the driving seat at the Harare Sports Club. Sri Lanka trail Zimbabwe’s first innings total of 358 by 63 runs, but have six wickets in hand to pass that on day four and leave their hosts likely needing to bat out their second innings to save the test on what is a slow wicket.Mathews has taken 253 balls on his way to what he hopes will be a 10th test century and first in over a year. He will be joined at the crease today by Dhananjaya de Silva (42 not out) as the pair share an unbeaten fifth wicket stand of 68.Sri Lanka started the third day on 42 for one and advanced that score to 92 before captain Dimuth Karunaratne (37) became a first test wicket for Zimbabwe seamer Victor Nyauchi (2-38),  caught at short mid-wicket by another debutant, Ainsley Ndlovu. Kusal Mendis (80) looked comfortable before he employed a wild heave at a Nyauchi delivery and was caught at slip by Brendan Taylor.And Zimbabwe will have felt right in the game when they removed Dinesh Chandimal (12), caught and bowled by captain Sean Williams with the score on 227.But Matthews and De Silva set about steadying the innings again and have given Sri Lanka a platform from which to launch on day four in search of quick runs to build a lead. The tour was hastily arranged, having only been announced on Jan. 8. Zimbabwe, returning to test cricket for the first time since their tour of Bangladesh in 2018, were briefly suspended by the International Cricket Council last year because of government interference in the sport, but were reinstated in October.The second test will also be played at the Harare Sports Club, starting on Jan. 27.last_img read more

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first_imgRobredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption Injured Djokovic quits US Open last 16 match vs Wawrinka ‘People evacuated on their own’ “The women that I play are not generally playing at this level against other players in the locker room, so for me, I have to be the greatest whether it’s against the second seed, the number one seed, or the 80th player in the world.“I have to show up or else I’m going to go home.”‘Sweet and amazing’Williams won her first Grand Slam title 20 years ago at the US Open, but the eighth seed still feels she has plenty in the tank as she pursues a first major since the 2017 Australian Open.“I always said I would wake up one day and say, ‘I’m done.’ That day hasn’t come yet for me,” Williams said.“I’m still playing pretty good tennis. I do look at Roger (Federer), like today, and the guy is incredible.“His game is shockingly amazing. So there is no reason that he shouldn’t be out there with his ability, and I feel the same way about mine.”Williams also touched upon the emotional scenes following Saturday’s third round showdown between reigning champion Naomi Osaka and 15-year-old Coco Gauff, in a match she billed as “the future of women’s tennis”.Osaka, who defeated Williams in a stormy 2018 final overshadowed by a controversial game penalty imposed by chair umpire Carlos Ramos against the US star, consoled Gauff after inflicting a heavy defeat on the teen prodigy.“I thought it was so sweet and so amazing,” said Williams, who stepped in to try and calm the situation after stadium boos during last year’s trophy ceremony soured Osaka’s shining moment. View comments Residents rescue horses, farm animals left on volcano island No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist LATEST STORIES LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son “Generally I try to be really sweet after the match. I mean, last year obviously I was comforting Osaka, she was comforting me.“There has been many a time I have been extremely outgoing towards my opponent, because at the end of the day we’re all human and we see each other sometimes more than I see my family.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Serena Williams of the United States looks on during her Women’s Singles fourth round match against Petra Martic of Croatia on day seven of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 01, 2019 in Queens borough of New York City. AFPNEW YORK — Serena Williams believes she avoided any serious injury after badly rolling her ankle Sunday in a straight-sets win over Petra Martic that sent her through to the US Open quarter-finals.The 37-year-old American, seeking her 24th career Grand Slam title to match Margaret Court’s all-time record, routed Croatian 22nd seed Petra Martic 6-3, 6-4 to reach the last eight here for the 16th time.ADVERTISEMENT The main concern for Williams, a six-time US Open champion, in an otherwise routine victory was the state of her right ankle that rolled as she scurried to the net to hit a volley in the second set.She called for a medical timeout at the next break and had the ankle heavily taped.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“I feel fine right now physically,” Williams said after advancing to a meeting with Chinese 18th seed Wang Qiang.“I just wanted to get, like I said, get some compression on it and tape it even stronger and that way I can at least try to finish the match.” Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruption Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan01:26Filipino culture takes spotlight as 2019 SEA Games officially opens02:15Sinas: 2,500 NCRPO cops poised to support Taal eruption relief ops01:52Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption “I usually know if it’s horrible early on,” she added. “I mean, I had a really bad ankle sprain in January. I was like, instantly, ‘No, this can’t happen. I’m finally healthy.’“But I’ll see tomorrow. So far I’m good. I have been managing it. We’ll see tomorrow.”Her path to a 10th US Open final opened up with the elimination of the top two seeds on her side of the draw, with Wang accounting for French Open champion Ashleigh Barty and 2016 runner-up Karolina Pliskova also losing.Williams, who has also battled knee and back injuries this season, insists a theoretically easier route to the title won’t change her approach in New York.“I can’t afford to look at it that way. Every single match I have played, people come and they plan their best,” Williams said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

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