Poll Finds Governor’s Approval Rating Soared During Coronavirus Outbreak

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Image by Darren McGee / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.ALBANY – A new poll shows that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo job performance ratings have reached new heights, lifted by his handling of the pandemic and the economy.The NBC / Marist poll found that 60% of registered voters rate the Governor’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic as good or excellent.Furthermore, the poll says that 55% of upstate New Yorkers responded positively to his handling of the virus, compared to 67% of those in New York City. Additionally, 69% of upstaters approve of his leadership during the pandemic, compared to 75% in the NYC.As for his handling of the economy, 52% of those in upstate New York approve of his economic decisions, while 63% in the New York City agree. The poll also found that 86% of Democrats, 65% of independents, and 28% of Republican approve of the governor.Full polling results are posted below:Failed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infolast_img read more

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Ronaldo signs long-term Real deal

first_img Ronaldo was pictured on Real Madrid TV on Sunday signing his new deal, alongside president Florentino Perez, before fronting a press conference at the Bernabeu. The 28-year-old Portuguese forward, whose previous deal had been due to run out in 2015, expressed delight at agreeing terms after speculation in the summer he could be tempted back to Manchester United. Press Association But the possibility of a sensational return to Old Trafford, where he is still appreciated four years after his departure, seems remote after Ronaldo stressed the Spanish capital is where he wants to stay. “I’m really happy here,” he said. “I’ll be here five more years. I just want to win trophies for this club. “I appreciate the fans like me a lot to be here. I’m happy, I want to give my best on the pitch. “I will be honest with you – everyone knows I was in Manchester for six years. Manchester is in the past. “Now my club is Real Madrid. This is my home, my family is here and I’m really happy here. “I respect all the clubs who ask about me. But they always know that my decision, that my only goal is to be here and to play at this club until, maybe, the end of my career. “The future nobody knows.” Ronaldo’s future was called into question following Madrid’s protracted pursuit of fellow winger Gareth Bale in the summer. Cristiano Ronaldo signalled an ambition to finish his career at Real Madrid after signing a new deal that ties him to the club for the next five years. They finally landed their man at the end of the transfer window, for a world-record 100million euros, which meant Ronaldo was no longer the most expensive player in the world. Madrid laid out the red carpet for the Portuguese on Sunday, however, with Perez labelling his new deal as one of the greatest days in the recent history of the club. “It’s a great day for the club,” he said. “We have made the dream of all Madridistas. “Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid will remain forever.” Ronaldo, whose image was emblazoned across the Bernabeu’s VIP Box which staged Sunday’s press conference, was similarly effusive in his thanks to Perez. “For me it is a very important day,” he said. “I want to thank my team-mates, the coach and, above all, the president. With this agreement I am very happy and privileged to continue in this house. “It has given me many things. For me today is as if it were the first day. “I will always give the best for this shirt. Hopefully be here until the end of my career. This club is very big.” Madrid did not release the financial details of Ronaldo’s new contract but reports have suggested it will make him to highest paid player in the world, eclipsing the package Bale put pen to paper on earlier this month. “In life there are things more important than money,” Ronaldo said when asked if his deal was now the most lucrative in world football. “It is important, I am not going to lie, but the project is to win things. “I feel integrated into this project. The issue is not whether I’m the best paid in the world, the second or the third.” The forward also revealed he had told Perez at the end of last season that he would remain and that only the final details of the deal had held up Sunday’s signing. “We had an agreement since the end of the season,” he said. “That has been finalised now because there were some papers to complete. “The president and I gave the word at the end last season. We both wanted to continue at the club.” Ronaldo and Bale played in the same Madrid team for the first time in Saturday night’s 2-2 draw at Villarreal when both players were on target. Bale took 39 minutes to score on his debut before Ronaldo sent Madrid ahead early in the second half, only for Bale’s former Tottenham team-mate Giovani dos Santos to level 20 minutes from the end. last_img read more

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More robust players needed for Hong Kong Sevens

first_img… Squad in strength and conditioning phaseGUYANA’S green machine must up their style of play if it is to match with the best in the Rugby world when they head to the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens series, according to head coach Kenneth Grant-Stuart. Stuart, in an invited comment said that the National side, who were hampered over the December period due to weather, will need to pick up if they are to take the game to their opponents.“What I’ve encountered in December in Trinidad and Tobago, we realised that our game has to be more robust, more physical, going into Hong Kong because it’s a higher level of competition,” the head coach stated.“The guys are aware of their requirements and I think everyone is mentally prepared. Just that we have to do the work now and get ourselves to that level.”Another key factor heading to the April 7-9 event will be the physical stature of the Guyanese players.Grant-Stuart stated, “We have other stuff that we are working with in terms of speed and mobility and the fitness that we are trying to take into this Hong Kong game. We’re trying to take it so much higher; I don’t think size will be much to worry about.”“Nevertheless we are still trying to get some robust men of good quality and size in the line-up. Hopefully we get Kevin McKenzie and Rupert Giles. One of the guys out here Rondel McArthur could match those body types,” the coach added.Meanwhile the cohesiveness of the final team was also a question raised to the coach who contended that the amount of time the players spend together in training does not depent on him.“It is for the union to put together the team earlier, bring all the players who have to come in early so we can have that togetherness. We are basically doing fitness. Mr Barrington Brown is taking them through mostly strength and conditioning.”With training set for today, tomorrow, Thursday and Saturday, the shortlisted squad have just under three months to get themselves ready for their third chance in the spotlight among the big teams.last_img read more

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