Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Leonard Muller’s April 22 letter to the editor included a quote attributed to Adolph Hitler suggesting that gun registration led to the rise of the Nazis and World War II. An internet search reveals that there’s no factual basis to the quote. Although commonly repeated, it’s an urban legend, bogus, fake. The whole argument, again often repeated, that gun control somehow aided Nazi Germany in its atrocities has been repeatedly debunked by Politifact and Snopes. The gun supporters need to find better quotes to prop up their Minuteman fantasies that somehow they are the only thing standing between us and tyranny. I don’t buy it. The Canadians, British, Australians and Europeans don’t buy it, either, yet they seem to enjoy as much freedom as Americans and are much safer in the bargain.Coincidentally, about the time the April 22 Gazette was loaded into the delivery trucks, four people were murdered in a Nashville Waffle House by a nut with an AR-15. How did he get an AR-15? His father allegedly gave it back to him after the police had taken it away because he was a nut. Exactly how does that protect our freedom? Are we reduced to having to arm ourselves to get breakfast and hope we aren’t shot down before we can get off a few rounds? Are the dead of Aurora and Las Vegas and Orlando and Sandy Hook and Sutherland Springs and Parkland and on and on just collateral damage to those who insist on unfettered gun ownership? Is this any way for a strong and free people to live?I grew up as a country boy surrounded by guns and was a pretty good shot in my day. I understand exactly what guns can do and why people like them. But even I can see we have descended into madness. Enough.James E. PickettNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Niskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?
October 20, 2020
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September 28, 2020
LNG World News Staff Image courtesy of GAILIndia is eyeing the start of October as a deadline to establish a natural gas trading exchange as new supplies start flowing in through LNG terminal being set up on the country’s east coast.India’s minister of petroleum and natural gas Dharmendra Pradhan is reported by Reuters as setting October 1, as a deadline for setting up the exchange.The natural gas exchange is aiming to standardize prices in order to tighten the gap to international market rates.Currently, India is importing LNG at prices around $7.5 per million British thermal units (mmBtu) while the domestic gas price is at $3.06 per mmBtu.However, while the natural gas exchange will aim to reduce price difference related risks, it has not yet been unveiled how it will function in practice.
September 28, 2020
Leveraging on oil and gas expertise, Singapore-based offshore services provider Kim Heng Offshore & Marine has ventured into renewable energy services by securing a new horizontal directional drilling contract. The company is looking to secure more work in this sector.Illustration. Source: Kim HengKim Heng said on Wednesday that its subsidiary Kim Heng Marine & Oilfield had secured another horizontal directional drilling contract from a repeat customer following the completion of its first Marine Civil Engineering contract announced on April 11, 2019.The contract is expected to start in September 2019.Kim Heng said: “We are delighted to secure the project works to support our venture into renewable energy services for shallow water subsea cable laying and wind farm projects in Asia.“Leveraging on our expertise in the oil and gas sector, we will continue to capitalize on every suitable market opportunity to secure more works and intend to develop our competitive advantage and track record not only in the HDD space, but also in the renewable energy sector.”Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.
September 27, 2020
Glenn Stanton – Christianity Today 13 July 2012Just 60 years ago, those who had stable employment were seldom poor. Forty years ago, education became the gulf which separated the haves from the have-nots. For the past 20 years or more, though, the unexpected factor in whether our neighbors and their children rise from poverty is marital status. Isabel Sawhill, co-director of the Center on Children and Families at the Brookings Institute, explains: “The proliferation of single-parent households accounts for virtually all of the increase in child poverty since the early 1970s.”The Christian’s attention to the well-being of marriage among the various strata of society is about far more than mere traditionalism or empty moralism. Marriage is unarguably a central love of neighbor issue.Bill Galston, a senior fellow at Brookings who served as President Clinton’s domestic policy advisor, has explained that an American today must only do three things to avoid living in poverty: graduate from high school, marry before having a child, and have children after age 20. Only 8 percent of people who do these three things are poor, while a stunning 79 percent who fail to meet these expectations live in poverty.Charles Murray of the American Enterprise Institute makes important observations of how marital status is related to poverty in his important new book, Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960–2010. In 1960, the poorly and moderately educated were only 10 percent less likely to be married than the 94 percent of college-educated Americans who were married. The comparison between the two groups largely held until 1978. Today, these two groups are separated by a 35 percent margin.http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2012/julyweb-only/seeing-family-as-a-social-justice-issue.html
September 26, 2020
“Usually in Italy, Mr is a man of great importance. I’m not so important, I’m just a manager,” joked the boss. He revealed his fears for friends and his sister in Italy, which has been hit hard by the virus. Tottenham boss Mourinho has been working with Age UK and community group Love Your Doorstep to deliver vital supplies such as food and medication to those in need. “I came to give some support to Age UK, Enfield and Love Your Doorstep, Enfield, to help people in our club’s local community,” said the 57-year-old, who was photographed packing up supplies wearing a face mask and gloves. Loading… Carlo Ancelotti surprised an Everton fan with motor neurone disease while Jose Mourinho helped deliver care packages as Premier League managers joined in the battle against the coronavirus crisis. Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has joined the club’s campaign to help the vulnerable The English top flight has been suspended until at least April 30 due to the pandemic but clubs and managers are pitching in to help vulnerable, isolated people. Everton manager Ancelotti joined his club’s “Blue Family” community campaign, making a phonecall to Mark Cruise, a 52-year-old Everton fan diagnosed with motor neurone disease last year. In a video posted on Everton’s Twitter feed, Ancelotti initially caught the disbelieving supporter by surprise. “Hi Mark, how are you? I’m Carlo,” Ancelotti, 60, said. “Who is it?”, Cruise replied. “I’m the manager of Everton. I know that you are a fan of Everton,” said Ancelotti before Cruise responded: “I’m a big fan of you Mr Ancelotti, you are a top fella.” The Italian chatted with Cruise about his favourite Everton games, insisting that he should address him as “Carlo”, not “Mr Ancelotti”. Promoted Content6 Amazing Shows From The 90s That Need A Reboot Right Now7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Most Populated Cities In The WorldThe Network’s Greatest Shows On HBOA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes11 Greatest Special Effects Movies Of All TimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made Read Also: BREAKING: Olympics in Tokyo postponed until next year “It is a difficult time for everyone right now, particularly among the elderly, so I want to offer my assistance in any way I can.” Tottenham’s London rivals Arsenal have pledged £100,000 ($117,000) to local charities fighting the virus. Gunners manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for the virus earlier this month but has now recovered. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
September 24, 2020
Osgood, In. — The Ripley County Sheriff’s Department and Margaret Mary Health are holding a “Prescription Drug Take Back” event on Wednesday, July 25 at the fairgrounds in Osgood.From 5 to 8 p.m. residents can drop off unused, unneeded or expired prescription medication. For more information please call 812-933-5257.
September 23, 2020
AMES, Iowa – Troy Foulger and Tyler Frye won drawings to attend upcoming Bob Harris Enterprises Race Tech Info dirt chassis schools.Winners of 30 designated Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified specials and 15 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod specials in 2015 were eligible for those drawings. Foulger, from Martinez, Calif., won the Jan. 2 Modified season opener at Antioch Speedway. Frye is from Belleville, Kan., and won the Northern SportMod main event during the Duel In The Desert as Las Vegas Motor Speedway in November.
September 21, 2020
Leinster loose-forward O’Brien is a major doubt for the RBS 6 Nations after dislocating his shoulder in Saturday’s 19-6 win over Ulster. Openside Henry tore his hamstring in Ireland’s 40-9 victory over Samoa in Dublin at the start of the autumn international series. Fit-again Ulster flanker Chris Henry has admitted he is itching to take his Ireland chance after Sean O’Brien’s “devastating” shoulder injury. The 29-year-old has found fitness in time for Friday’s RaboDirect Pro12 clash with Munster at Ravenhill, and admits his return could prove timely for his Ireland chances. “It is devastating news for Sean O’Brien,” Henry told The Score website. “For myself, it is about getting back in the Ulster team and putting in the performances here, one week at a time. “Hopefully I’ll do enough to get into the Six Nations squad. “It’s up to Joe (Schmidt) then if he wants to pick me. “I got a knee injury last season so I know how much he (O’Brien) will be wanting to get back. “It’s an opportunity for me with Sean out, and I’ve got that opportunity to play and stake my claim. “Saying that, there are a few other boys who are probably thinking the same thing.” Henry should square up to one of his Ireland rivals in Friday’s league clash, Munster’s Tommy O’Donnell, another returning from injury. Expecting a fierce battle, Henry said: “Tommy is a bit like myself, as he did not get a good run of games until he was a bit older. “I rate him highly, from training and playing with him on the summer tour (to America), I got to see just how good he is. “If he is selected and so am I there should be a bit of edge and bit of bite to our contest.” As soon as his hamstring went in that November 9 Test against Samoa, Henry admitted he knew he would be sidelined for some time. Seven weeks and an ankle knock later, he is relieved to be back. “I was loving that game to be honest with you, and was getting into the mix, especially in defence,” he said. “I felt my hamstring go and knew my game was up. “I had my scan on the Sunday, but my bags were packed already. “I was out for seven weeks, which is the longest I’ve ever been during a season. “I had a little setback two weeks ago when I rolled my ankle but I’m back running and am delighted to be back.” Press Association
September 20, 2020
Roma president James Pallotta says Manchester United will have to pay a “huge” fee to sign Kevin Strootman. Manager Rudi Garcia said Roma would not sell the player for less than 100 million euros (£77million) last year and Pallotta’s comments in an interview with Bleacher Report suggest the club are still holding out for a enormous fee. “We want to put the best team on the pitch, that’s the most important thing. But we’re businessmen. If someone comes in with a stupid number for a player, you have to listen to it. You can’t just say ‘no, no matter what’,” Pallotta said. “My view is that I don’t want Kevin to go, for example, but if someone offers a huge amount, you at least have to listen to them. “You’re running a team, so you have to look at what’s best for everyone, not just one individual. That’s the way the world works.” Roma signed Strootman from PSV Eindhoven for 19 million euros (£14.75million) in 2013. The Holland international played 25 times for the Italian club last season but he has only started two games this term due to his serious knee injury. Pallotta believes speculation regarding the former Utrecht man is finally beginning to die down. “I think the papers have finally given up on the Strootman thing, because Kevin’s come out and addressed it, saying he likes it in Italy and he has a five-year contract,” Pallotta added. “And by the way, I wasn’t going to sell him anyway.” Despite spending £153million on seven new players, Louis van Gaal still has money to strengthen his squad and defensive midfielder Strootman is one of the players on his shortlist. The United manager knows Strootman well from his time as Holland coach and is interested in signing the 24-year-old once he makes a full recovery from the cruciate ligament injury that ruled him out of the World Cup. Pallotta also insisted another of his star players, Miralem Pjanic, will not be leaving the club this month despite reported interest from Liverpool. “The Liverpool thing with Pjanic is the same. We have another four years with him, and we love him,” Pallotta said. Roma’s Serie A rivals Palermo, meanwhile, claim they have rejected an offer from United for 21-year-old striker Paulo Dybala. But Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini says the club are willing to talk again in the summer about the potential sale of the Argentinian, who has scored nine goals in 17 appearances this season. “Dybala is worth over 40 million euros (£31million), but I won’t sell him until June,” Zamparini told Radio Due. “Many foreign clubs asked after him, including Manchester United. “I told the English side that he is not for sale right now, but we can talk about it again in six months. “In my view, he is the best striker in Europe at the moment.” Palermo signed Dybala from Argentinian club Instituto for £9million in 2012. After completing the signing of the player, Zamparini hailed him as “the new Sergio Aguero”. Press Association