Letters to the Editor

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionFed up with Cuomo and his bad policiesWell I don’t know about you, but I’m totally fed up with our governor, Andrew Cuomo.This is one of the highest- taxed states in the country. At his yearly speech, not a word was mentioned about lowering our taxes. And you know why? Because the governor uses our tax money as his pocket change doing what he wants.A perfect example is having signs made up at a cost of $8 million to put on the roadways to try and promote New York state.He knew they where illegal, and you and I paid for them to be put up and then taken down.He renames the Tappan Zee Bridge after his father, with no say from you and me. Trump is out for himself, not countryRegarding the letter from Dave Edwards on Dec. 17: Trump has divided our country by race, gender, age, sexual orientation, illegal vs. legal, police vs. criminal etc. Just look at the midterm vote. Trump and Republicans lost big-time and rightfully so. President Obama had no need to lie to give more than 20 million Americans health care, kids up to age 26 health coverage under their parents, coverage for pre-existing health conditions etc.  He and Democrats, doctors, hospitals, etc., worked to help pass ACA to make that happen.  President Obama did not have to lie, as you said, Mr. Edwards, about the Iran deal. He and nuclear scientists and Democrats worked to pass the Iran deal so nuclear material was not being developed to drop bombs on you and me or the rest of our world. President Obama was elected twice by more than a 50 percent margin. That percentage of winning had not happened since Ronald Reagan. President Obama was and is for all man/womenkind. That is what you call a leader. Trump is no man’s man or a leader. Trump is for himself, I can’t believe you can’t see that yet. The rest of us did and told you so on Nov. 6.  Diane Sanders Hombach SchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Cuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? I find it most disturbing that you would publish a political cartoon depicting Santa as Trump keeping kids in a cage. The actual truth is that this happened during the Obama Administration. I’ve been watching this for a while. Whether it’s false news like this or the likes of Paul Krugman filling your op-ed pages, it’s clear the truth is secondary to the narrative. But by publishing cartoons like this, you are undermining the Constitution and the heart of the American people. Here’s the deal: We see way past this dogma. So please, save your own credibility and present the world as it really is and not according to the AP or Washington Post.Patrick WalshGuilderlandEditor’s note: The cartoon did not depict Santa as Trump. It only had children in the cages asking for him to get them out. Publish viewpoints that reflect reality And here again, at a cost to us. Then he gives the house away to have Amazon build a new distribution building in Queens.God knows what our taxes will be, because it won’t be coming from Amazon that’s for sure.To put the icing on the cake, he supports legalizing marijuana, which is wrong, wrong, wrong.If you notice, there are at least a dozen, if not more, anti-smoking ads on TV, paid for by the state of New York — or should I say you and me the taxpayer.Simply put, give back the monies spent on these ads to the taxpayers or stop these anti-smoking commercials.You’re promoting pot smoking same as cigs.Paul DolhyRotterdamlast_img read more

All change, please

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Indonesia, Malaysia committed to deepening defense ties

first_imgIndonesian and Malaysian defense ministers have expressed their commitment to deepening defense ties between the two countries, highlighting the importance of expanding cooperation based on the shared interests of both parties during a virtual meeting on Monday.Malaysian Defense Minister Ismail Sabri Yakoob engaged in a video conference with his Indonesian counterpart Prabowo Subianto, on the occasion of which both ministers acknowledged the longstanding ties between the neighboring nations, said Kuala Lumpur in a statement on Monday.YB Dato’ Sri @IsmailSabri60 telah mengadakan sidang video bersama TYT Prabowo Subianto, Menteri Pertahanan Republik Indonesia hari ini.Dalam perbincangan tersebut, kedua-dua Menteri memperakui hubungan dua hala yang telah sekian lama terjalin antara Malaysia dan Indonesia. pic.twitter.com/bUqrsBxXB8— MINDEF Malaysia (@MINDEFMalaysia) June 16, 2020“They had an open and wide-ranging discussion that reflected the strength of the relationship. The defense ties between Malaysia and Indonesia have seen excellent progress under the ambit of the General Border Committee [GBC] which was established in 1972.” “The defense relations have also been strengthened through subregional initiatives, namely the Malacca Straits Patrol [MSP] and the Trilateral Cooperative Arrangement [TCA], together with the Philippines,” the Malaysian defense ministry was quoted as saying by the country’s state news agency, Bernama, on Monday.Separately, Indonesian Defense Ministry spokesman Dahnil Anzar Simajuntak confirmed the discussion was held by the two counterparts, saying that “the courtesy call was made [by Prabowo] to congratulate the appointment of Yakoob as defense minister and to continue talks on a bilateral defense cooperation that has been implemented until now”.Late last year, Prabowo flew to Kuala Lumpur to meet with his counterpart, then-defense minister Mohammad Bin Sabu, to discuss strengthening cooperation in defense training and defense industry development, tribunnews.com reported. The then-Malaysian defense minister paid a reciprocal visit to Jakarta to meet with Prabowo in January. During the meeting, they talked about strategic issues development. Topics :last_img read more

IMF, World Bank confirm plans for ‘primarily virtual’ annual meetings

first_imgThe leaders of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank on Thursday confirmed that they were preparing to hold their annual meetings in October largely online given the coronavirus pandemic.In a joint statement, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and World Bank President David Malpass said they were recommending the annual meetings, set for Oct. 12-18, be held in a “primarily virtual format.”They said they remained flexible about the format of the talks, depending on developments, and would work to accommodate the needs of their members. Malpass first disclosed the plans for virtual annual meetings in a letter to the Bank’s governors on Monday.The institutions’ semi-annual meetings usually bring some 10,000 government officials, business people, civil society representatives and journalists from across the globe to a tightly packed, two-block area of downtown Washington that houses their headquarters.The annual events including meetings of the IMF’s 24-member International Monetary Fund and Financial Committee (IMFC) and the Development Committee, which oversees the work of the World Bank, as well as many smaller meetings throughout the week.The decision to meet virtually, rather than in person in Washington, was widely expected given rising infections in the United States, and continuing travel restrictions. More than 60,000 new COVID-19 infections were reported across the United States on Wednesday, the greatest single-day tally by any country since the virus emerged late last year in China.The spring meetings were also held virtually in April.Topics :last_img read more

Renovated Sorrento four-bedroom home sells for $1.3 million

first_img3 Balmoral Ave, Sorrento. 3 Balmoral Ave, Sorrento sold for $1.3 million.A STUNNING waterfront home in Sorrento has sold for $1.3 million.Recently renovated with no expense spared, the four-bedroom house at 3 Balmoral Ave has been dubbed an entertainer’s delight with its outdoor kitchen and newly refurbished pool.The property has 11.5m of water frontage and a pontoon.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoRay White, Broadbeach agents Sam Guo and Julia Kuo sold the property to a local buyer.“From the moment you step inside you’ll be captivated by the cool, crisp lines and soothing neutral tones which adorn this oversized, single level home,” Mr Guo said.“Blessed with an abundance of natural light, this is a property that makes you feel instantly home, even with its luxurious finishes.”The property last changed hands in 2014 for $708,000. 3 Balmoral Ave, Sorrento.last_img read more

What if all the shouting about abortion means that hurting women are not being heard?

first_imgNZ Focus on the Family 29 September 2015Hi, my name is Marina and I am the founder of the Buttons Project, a special ministry which helps women towards healing after abortion.October is significant month for me, it is a time to reflect, to remember, to grieve and love.Why?Because of certain experiences in my own life/family, and one significant choice in particular that I made in October 1986.I had an abortion.Abortion is different for everyone, and everyone’s story is different. For me, abortion wasn’t the so called quick fix we thought it was.If I knew back then what I would go through, I would have chosen life for my baby, and a future free from the consequences of health and relationship problems that resulted from my abortion.It has been a long road of healing, and through my experience the Buttons Project was birthed to help others share their story, and give a button to commemorate the baby they never got to meet – and to declare the truth that what happened mattered, and that a way to remember, to grieve and to love is necessary.Religious beliefs are often blamed for women feeling stigmatised, shamed and judged after their abortion. However, it is often only through faith that women find healing, forgiveness and unconditional love.Through the Buttons Project I have received many stories from woman, often decades after the event, going through regret and grief emotions.Sometimes in life you wish you had your ‘older self’’ able to speak into your thought process – to give you that perspective that’s missing at the time of decision making, because there is no turning the clock back on past events.Something done to solve one issue can have unimagined consequences; for ourselves, and many others – let alone the baby.Whatever your beliefs are, we need to walk gently in people’s lives, as we do not know the journey someone has travelled, or the choices that a woman was facing that led her to having an abortion.READ MORE: http://www.family.org.nz/our-blog/marina-2last_img read more

Canterbury Museum’s obscene T-shirt ‘broke relationship’ with street art festival

first_imgStuff co.nz 23 October 2015Controversy over an obscene T-shirt “broke the relationship” between a Christchurch street art festival and Canterbury Museum, its organisers say.The hit Spectrum Street Art Festival returns to Christchurch for the third time in December, with a new exhibition at the YMCA on Hereford St and eight new pieces of street art created across the city centre.However, Canterbury Museum will not be involved in the festival for the first time since the show moved to Christchurch in 2013.The museum caused controversy with its decision to include an obscene T-shirt in its exhibition as part of the festival last year. The T-shirt by heavy metal band Cradle of Filth featured explicit imagery and the slogan “Jesus is a c…”.The first street art exhibition broke visitor records when it opened at the Canterbury Museum in 2013. It became the most popular in Canterbury Museum’s history, attracting more than 100,000 visitors over two months.The second show was mainly based at the YMCA, with a T-shirt exhibition at the Canterbury Museum as part of the festival.http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/73237314/Canterbury-Museums-obscene-T-shirt-broke-relationship-with-street-art-festivalFamily Group Lays Police Complaint Re Offensive Shirt Media Release 13 Feb 2015Family First NZ is laying a complaint with the police over a highly offensive t-shirt being displayed at a Canterbury Museum exhibition.The shirt which features highly offensive wording and objectionable imagery has already been deemed unacceptable by both the Internal Affairs Department and in the Invercargill District Court in 2012. In 2008, the chief censor banned t-shirts with the same wording, making it illegal to wear it or sell or distribute it after they were deemed to be demeaning and degrading to women and Christians, especially involving a highly offensive word.https://www.familyfirst.org.nz/2015/02/family-group-lays-police-complaint-re-offensive-shirt/last_img read more

Swine Flu kills doctor in Jamaica

first_imgHealthLifestyleNewsRegional Swine Flu kills doctor in Jamaica by: Caribbean News Service – February 22, 2016 Tweet Share Share 318 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share KINGSTON, Jamaica, (CNS) – A female doctor is Jamaica’s first patient with the H1N1 virus (Swine Flu) to have died since the illness was detected here just over two weeks ago.The doctor, 50-year-old Suzanna Roye, had been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) after being transferred from Mandeville.Hospital sources say a second female doctor is also currently in ICU at the UHWI, however, she is responding to treatment.“It’s very unfortunate, we tried everything we could do in terms of medical care as we do with all patients,” the acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr Winston De La Haye said.In the meantime, he said the Health Ministry has now upgraded Swine Flu to a category one illness.This means that within 24 hours of suspecting a case of severe acute respiratory illness, medical practitioners must report it to the health authority.Previously, it was regarded as a category two illness, which gave medical practitioners one week to report suspected cases.Nine swine flu cases have been confirmed in Jamaica. The cases originated from Mandeville, Montego Bay and Kingston.The development comes as the Health Ministry reported that there is also an increase in the number of dengue cases. Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Rodgers using King Power to prepare Leicester for empty grounds

first_imgLeicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is planning to hold training sessions for his players at their empty stadium. The club are going to resume action behind closed doors, as is the case for all Premier League clubs. The COVID-19 outbreak means that fans in stadiums may be several months away. And Rodgers hopes training at the empty King Power Stadium will prepare his players for match-days. “We’ll have some practice games in our own stadium before we play. We’ll play at the King Power, so they’ll feel and get a sense of that,” he said to reporters.Advertisement “The game is not the same. It’s absolutely not. It can’t be. However, it’s what we have to do. “The intensity and commitment of the players will still be there. We’d obviously love our supporters to be there but there won’t be any. read also:Leicester boss Rodgers reveals he had coronavirus “However, we’ll have a cause we’ll be fighting for. They may not be with us in the stadium but there’ll be millions of people watching, thousands of Leicester City supporters around the world watching. “We have a duty for them to do the best we can, whether the stadium is full or whether it was empty, and that will be our focus.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBelieve It Or Not, Paul Rudd Is Turning 50 This Year8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?8 Most Expensive Mistakes The World Has Ever Made7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Themlast_img read more

2019 Decatur County 4-H dairy show results

first_imgFall Senior Calf – Holstein1st – Oliver Hamilton – Blue2nd – Hannah Fuel – Blue3rd – Kenzie Krieger – Blue4th – Ella Kunz – Blue Senior Calf – Jersey1st – Brody Bedel – Blue – OVERALL JUNIOR CHAMPION Senior Calf – Holstein1st – Wade Schutte – Blue2nd – Kenzie Krieger – Blue3rd – Hannah Fuel – Blue Expert Showmanship1st – Stephanie Nobbe2nd – Kenzie Krieger 3-Year Old Cow – Holstein1st – Ryan Crosby – Blue – OVERALL SENIOR CHAMPION and GRAND CHAMPION Junior Yearling – Holstein1st – Ryan Crosby – Blue, OVERALL RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION2nd – Elizabeth Nobbe –Blue Senior Yearling – Jersey1st – Jacob Moeller – Blue Summer Junior Yearling – Milking Shorthorn1st – Austin Crosby – Blue2nd – Ryan Crosby – Blue3rd – Tessa Moeller – Blue Summer Junior Yearling – Holstein1st – Stephanie Nobbe – Blue 4-Year Old Cow – Milking Shorthorn1st – Austin Crosby – Blue Senior Yearling – Holstein1st – Hannah Fuel – Blue2nd – Nick Nobbe – Blue Intermediate Yearling – Holstein1st – Wade Schutte – Blue2nd – Elizabeth Nobbe – Blue3rd – Ella Kunz 4-Year Old Cow – Holstein1st – Stephanie Nobbe – Blue Greensburg, IN— SHOWMANSHIP:Beginner Showmanship1st – Hannah Fuel2nd – Oliver Hamilton Junior 2-Year Old Cow – Holstein1st – Cole Fuel – Blue 2-Year Old Cow – Holstein1st – Nick Nobbe – Blue, OVERALL SENIOR RESERVE CHAMPION andRESERVE GRAND CHAMPION Intermediate Yearling – Milking Shorthorn1st – Austin Crosby – Blue Fall Senior Calf – Jersey1st – Cletus Rennekamp – Blue2nd – Brody Bedel – Blue Senior Showmanship1st – Nick Nobbe2nd – Cole Fuellast_img read more