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Letters to the Editor for Wednesday, Sep. 25

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionAdapt to the natural changes in climateYour newspaper prints something about climate change or global warming almost every day. They are virtually 100% pro doing something. Well, for the sake of argument, I agree there is climate change.Yes, M. Mehr Sharma, there’s no debate. It’s a naturally recurring phenomenon that’s been going on since the beginning of time. I don’t believe it’s caused by human activity. I don’t believe cow flatulation or burping is the problem either. The common theory is it’s caused by the sun’s activity and the Earth’s orbit around the sun. But don’t take my word for it. Do your own research. Start with Dr. Timothy Ball.I believe there’s nothing that we can do to stop it, reverse it or prevent it. What we can do is adapt to the changes. It probably means building things differently — but not totally changing our energy sources and our eating habits, at least by the force of government.We should do all we can to prevent pollution. The best way I can think of is through private innovation, not forced government action.All the drastic ideas like getting rid of fossil fuel energy and not eating meat are ludicrous.They’re being espoused by people who are brainwashing our children and the feeble minded.It’s all a ruse to create a progressive dream government that will control everything.John GaetaniGlenvilleWhat kids can do to fight climate changeIn a news report, I heard school children skipping school to join a protest for the environment.If they are truly concerned and want to do their part, here’s my plan:Stage 1: Stop parents from driving kids to school or the bus stop and sitting in idling carbon-spewing cars. Be at the bus stop when you are supposed to be, so buses and cars are not sitting and idling.Stage 2: All homes are allowed one television used for only 3 hours a day, stop using all unnecessary electronic devices game’s and cell phones for entertainment.Stage 3: Eliminate school building’s and set up schools in homes with state-of-the-art computers. We could put tracking devices on school children to make sure they are in front of computers. Teachers are pushing this agenda, so if we really have to save the planet, let’s start with the folks who really want this. No heating old school buildings, less garbage every day, less electrical use. No employees driving to work. Come on. Us old folks will be dead and gone, so this is what you kids can do to save your planet. Seems far-fetched, but that’s what the left is pushing.Robert SponableSchenectady More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

Messi named La Liga Player of the Month for February

first_imgAdvertisement Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World11 Items You’ve Been Using Wrong Your Whole Life7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchHow They Made Little Simba Look So Lifelike in ‘The Lion King’12 Movies That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth? Loading… The GOAT picked up six assists and four goals from four matches to scoop the award ahead of Sevilla’s Lucas Ocampos and Alexander Isak of Real Sociedad. Messi picked up two assists in the win over Levante, one against Getafe, three against Real Betis and then scored four against Eibar. Read Also:Salah: Best option to replace Messi at Barcelona – McManaman The award is Messi’s second of the season. He was also named Player of the Month for November. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, has been named February’s Player of the Month in La Liga.last_img read more

State health officials: Protect yourself and family from ticks

first_imgA work of the United States government, as defined by United States copyright law, is ‘a work prepared by an officer or employee of the U.S. government as part of that person’s official duties.’ In general, under section 105 of the Copyright Act, such works are not entitled to domestic copyright protection under U.S. law.Indianapolis, In. — Indiana health officials are encouraging Hoosiers to protect themselves from tick bites while outdoors as warmer temperatures bring an increase in tick activity across the state.Ticks are small, insect-like creatures that are found throughout Indiana in grassy and wooded areas. They tend to be most active during the late spring and early summer. Recent field sampling by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has detected that ticks are already active this year.“This is the time of year when we start to see the risk for tick-borne diseases increase,” said State Public Health Veterinarian Jennifer Brown, D.V.M., M.P.H. “The best way to protect yourself and your family is to prevent tick bites and conduct frequent tick checks during and after outdoor activities, whether you’re in the woods or in your own backyard.”Indiana ticks can carry the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. In addition to Lyme disease, ticks can transmit a variety of other diseases, such as ehrlichiosis and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. In 2017, Indiana reported more than 250 cases of tick-borne illness.Hoosiers can reduce their risk of tick bites by:Wearing a light-colored, long-sleeved shirt and light-colored pants, with the shirt tucked in at the waist and the pants tucked into socks, if they will be in grassy or wooded areasTreating clothing and outdoor gear with 0.5% permethrin, which is an insect repellent specifically designed for this purpose (permethrin should NOT be used on bare skin)Using EPA-registered insect repellents with active ingredients such as DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE), para-menthane-diol (PMD) or 2-undecanoneTreating their pets for ticksOnce indoors, people should thoroughly check for ticks on clothing, gear, pets and skin. Tumbling clothes in the dryer on high heat for 30 minutes will kill ticks, and showering can help remove any unattached ticks.“Ticks usually need to be attached for several hours to a couple of days before they can transmit disease, so quickly finding and removing a tick can help keep you safe from disease,” Brown said.Ticks may be safely removed by using tweezers to grasp the tick close to the skin and then pulling outward with steady and even pressure. After the tick is removed, the area should be washed thoroughly. The tick should be discarded by submerging it in alcohol, placing it in a sealed bag or container, wrapping it tightly in tape or flushing it down the toilet. Ticks should never be crushed with the fingernails.Anyone who becomes ill after finding an attached tick should see a medical provider immediately and alert the provider to the exposure. Tick-borne diseases can be treated with antibiotics, and prompt diagnosis can help prevent complications.For more information about ticks and how to prevent the diseases they carry, see the ISDH website at You also can visit ISDH at for important health and safety information or follow us on Twitter at @StateHealthIN and on Facebook at read more

Judge Delays Trial for Alleged Wellington Killer Clown

first_imgA Palm Beach County judge is delaying the Wellington Killer Clown trial by four months. The murder trial involving Sheila Keen Warren was set to begin at the end of January, now jury selection is set to begin May 29th per the judge’s decision Friday. The judge also denied Keen Warren’s request to be declared “indigent,” which means she will be required to pay her own legal fees.State prosecutors filed a motion earlier this month that Keen Warren falsified her indigent status by recently transferring hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and assets to her husband. Her attorney, Richard Lubin, argued the defense team needs more time.The judge granted a two-week extension. Meanwhile, Keen Warren, who is charged with murder, sat across the courtroom.Keen Warren is accused of dressing up as a clown and shooting 40-year-old Marlene Warren in the face when she answered the door at her Wellington home in 1990.Investigators say the clown wearing an orange wig, a red nose and painted on white makeup.Keen Warren eventually ended up marrying Warren’s husband. In 2014,DNA testing connected samples of her hair with hair found in an orange wig and blood to the slaying.Due to the complexity of the 29-year-old case, Lubin said under no circumstances will they be ready to start Jan. 31, 2021.Listen to Full Rigor Podcast on Wellington Killer Clown case here.last_img read more

McFarlane, Lewis to undergo surgery on season-ending upper-body injuries

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse running back Devante McFarlane and wide receiver Ben Lewis are out for the season due to upper-body injuries that require surgery, SU Athletics announced in a press release Thursday.McFarlane and Lewis, both freshmen, have not played in any games this season for the Orange. McFarlane will undergo surgery Thursday, and Lewis is set for surgery on Friday, according to the release. They will be evaluated throughout the rehabilitation process, with their status for spring football to be determined starting in March.McFarlane spent much of preseason training camp at safety before the coaching staff decided to move him to running back, a position he excelled at during his career at Half Hollow Hills West High School in Dix Hills, N.Y.Head coach Doug Marrone said he originally had McFarlane at safety and could have seen a future for him at linebacker due to his athletic 6-foot, 195-pound build. His speed and physical ability would have translated well on defense, Marrone said at the start of the season, but he ultimately thought McFarlane could make a difference at a lacking running back position.Marrone felt McFarlane could earn time in the backfield, but the freshman did not play a down in SU’s first six games.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLewis arrived at Syracuse after an all-state career at Middletown High School in Maryland. He finished with 51 catches for 876 yards and 12 touchdowns his senior year, but he was never in the mix for playing time in his first year with the Orange. Comments Published on October 18, 2012 at 4:17 pm Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.edulast_img read more

European Boxing Championships

first_imgMicheal Conlon and Joe Ward will fight for Gold at the European Championships in Bulgaria later today after impressive Semi Final victories.21 year old Dean Walsh was impressive in defeat in his Semi Final and comes home with a Bronze medal.Adam Nolan has also qualified for the World Championships in October.last_img

Dutee Chand faces expulsion from family after revealing same sex relationship

first_imgREAD: ‘In The Future, I Would Like To Settle Down With Her’: India’s Fastest Woman Dutee Chand Reveals That She Is In A Same-sex RelationshipA landmark judgement of the Supreme Court last year had made same sex relationship between consenting adults a non criminal act though marriage between such individuals is still not legal in India.Dutee, the 100m national record holder (11.24 seconds), says while her parents have not yet raised any objection to her relationship, her eldest sister has threatened to not only expel her from the family but also send her to jail. Dutee said her partner is free to marry whoever she wants to if she decides to do so in future.”I will continue my athletics career. I am going to take part in the World University Games next month and hope to qualify for the World Championships later this year. My aim to qualify for next year’s Olympics, so I am training hard,” she said.While Dutee refused to name her partner, she said the Supreme Court judgement on the issue gave her the courage to go public.”My partner also agreed that we should make this public and face whatever repercussions it may bring to us. I believe in individual freedom and right to decide how and with whom I will live my life.” She said another reason for coming out in the open was that she did not want something which happened with sprinter Pinki Pramanik, who was accused of rape by her live-in partner.Pinki was a member of the 2006 Asian Games 4x400m relay gold winning team.”We did not want this kind of situation happening in future,” Dutee said.Dutee, who was banned for one year by the international athletics federation in 2014 for having higher testosterone (male sex hormone) level than permissible, hails from Chaka Gopalpur village at Jajpur district of Odisha and she was born to Chakradhar Chand and Akhuji Chand.Dutee won a landmark ‘gender’ case against the IAAF in an appeal to the Court of Arbitration in 2015 and she was allowed to compete after being banned for one year.The CAS suspended the IAAF’s policy on hyperandrogenism for two years.Later the world body changed the policy, which applicable only on female athletes competing in the range of 400m to 1500m, leaving out Dutee, who competes in 100m and 200m, from its ambit. “I am having a relationship with a 19-year-old woman from my village for the past five years. She is studying B.A. 2nd year in a Bhubaneswar college. She is a relative of mine and whenever I come to home, I spend time with her. She is a kind of soul-mate for me and I want to settle down with her in future,” Chand, 23, told PTI from Hyderabad where she is training. Press Trust Of India First Published: 19th May, 2019 15:46 IST LIVE TV “My eldest sister kind of wields power and authority in my family. She has thrown out my elder brother from home because she does not like his wife. She has threatened me that same will happen to me. But I am also an adult who has individual freedom. So, I decided to go ahead with this and make it public. Last Updated: 19th May, 2019 15:46 IST Dutee Chand Faces Expulsion From Family After Revealing Same Sex Relationship Unapologetic about her same-sex relationship with a younger relative, India’s fastest woman Dutee Chand is facing a tough battle of acceptance in her family Written By Unapologetic about her same-sex relationship with a younger relative, India’s fastest woman Dutee Chand is facing a tough battle of acceptance in her family.Dutee, who won two silver medals at the 2018 Asian Games, became one of the few athletes in the world to openly admit same-sex relationship. SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT WATCH US LIVE “My eldest sister feels that my partner is interested in my property. She has told me that she will send me to jail for having this relationship,” she said. FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Omeruo Halts Griezmann, Uzoho Concedes Five

first_img*New Super Eagles player Chukwueze win ‘Man of the Match’ for clubBy Femi Solaja with Reports Most Super Eagles players proved their worth for their respective clubs in Europe last weekend. Nigerian defender at the last World Cup finals in Russia, Kenneth Omeruo,  put up a five-star performance for Leganes against Atletico Madrid in a 1-1 scoreline.Omeruo, who is on loan from Chelsea received lots of accolades for his performance especially the way he silenced Atletico Madrid forward and French star, Antoine Griezmann all through the match at the Estadio Municipal de Butaraue as his side secured an impressive 1-1 at home.Although, Griezmann scored his side’s only goal, it only came off free kick as Omeruo was at his best and checked his attacking duet with Gelson Martins.In the match, Omeruo made four successful tackles, two interceptions and five clearance for his time and his passing accuracy stood at an impressive 71.1% with six of his passes coming via long balls from his defence to attack.In another match, newly invited Super Eagles forward, Samuel Chukwueze, played his first La Liga game for Spanish side Villarreal as they forced Levante to a 1-1 draw at home.Chukwueze was on from the start and the 19-year-old operated from the left flank although he drifts into the middle most times to influence play just like he did in the Copa Del Rey game against Almeria where he scored his first goal in a 3-3 draw.He lasted the entire duration of the game but his lively display was partly the reason why Villarreal was rescued from defeat thanks to a late goal by Alfonso Pedraza which cancelled out a Ramiro Funes Mori own goal.After the game the Nigerian was rated by as the best player on the pitch for Villarreal with a rating of 8.0 over 10, more than any player on the pitch for the Yellow SubmarinesIn Seria A, another loanee Nigerian player also on loan from Chelsea, Ola Aina was one of the star players during his club, Torino, secured a 4-1 win against Sampdoria away from their home ground.The Nigeria international was in the defence and he didn’t disappoint as his team went into the half time break leading 2-0 thanks to a brace from Andrea Belotti.Operating as a left wing back, Aina was very composed in possession and assured in defence when they needed to protect their lead after the fourth goal scored by Armando Izzo.His progress since moving to the Italian Serie A side has steadied his career growth with his performance improving since his debut for the team in the Serie A.However the same easy coasting cannot be said of Super Eagles first choice goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho who on receiving end for his club Elche as he conceded five goals in 1-5 loss to  Cadiz in second tier league match in Spain yesterday.The Nigeria goal keeper who maintained a clean sheet in the first two start for the club in the lower Spanish league conceded four second goals in 12 minutes to ruin his day.Although he wasn’t culpable for three of the goals and also the one from the spot, he could however have done better for the fifth goal conceded by his side in the heavy loss.Uzoho has worked his way to the role of first choice goalkeeper after playing second fiddle for a while and many still expect him to keep his spot despite conceding five goals yesterday.Signed on a season long loan deal from Deportivo La Coruna, he is expected to man goal for Nigeria when Eagles take on South Africa in their penultimate AFCON 2019 qualifying game before playing Uganda two days later in a friendly game.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

GFA to purchase communication gadget for referees

first_imgThe Ghana FA is in the process of acquiring communication gadgets for referees.The communication device is one of the main features in the more established leagues especially in Europe used to share information between the center referee and his assistants.The gadgets which are very expensive are being acquired to improve general officiating of matches in Ghana.“There was a request for this referee communications gadget and it was approved, therefore the FA will be taking steps towards acquiring them,” Referee’s Committee boss Randy Abbey disclosed on Asempa FM.“I don’t know whether it will be ready by the time the season starts but clearly there is an attempt to raise the standards of refereeing in Ghana.”The acquisition of the modern technology is one of other initiatives being taken by the Referees Committee to raise the standards of refereeing in Ghana.last_img read more

Clippers’ Patrick Beverley on his defense: ‘I can’t help that people get irritated by me’

first_imgPatrick Beverley understands his role.The defensive stopper limited Kevin Durant’s impact in the Clippers’ shocking 135-131 comeback win over the Warriors on Monday. Los Angeles’ victory evened the opening-round series at 1-1. Durant and Beverley were both ejected from Game 1 in the fourth quarter after a verbal altercation.“I don’t try to get in people’s head man,” Beverley told reporters following the Game 2 victory (via NBC Sports Bay Area). “I can’t help that people get irritated by me. It’s not my fault. I go out there and I try to be the best defender on the f—g planet, consistently — (day) in and out, in and out. I take my role, I take my job, very seriously, and I do it for my teammates. Related News These three Warriors face more pressure with DeMarcus Cousins out “I understand my role, and I understand how to get stops. KD is not an easy cover, but it’s fun out there for sure.”Golden State held a 31-point lead with 7:31 remaining in the third quarter of Game 2. But, from there, Los Angeles cut into its deficit and eventually tied the score on a jumper by Lou Williams with a little more than a minute to play. Williams then knocked down another jumper a few possessions later and Landry Shamet connected on a clutch 3-pointer to put the Clippers ahead for good.Beverley had multiple key moments during the run, including stealing the ball away from Warriors star Stephen Curry.Patrick Beverley steal leads to a Danilo Gallinari dunk! #NBAPlayoffs #ClipperNation 109#StrengthInNumbers 1206:53 left on @NBAonTNT— NBA (@NBA) April 16, 2019Clippers coach Doc Rivers praised Beverley as well as Lou Williams, who scored a game-high 36 points.“(Beverley’s) so important for us,” Rivers told reporters after the game. “I think people get lost in some of his antics and stuff. But his spirit and his soul is so important for our team. He was encouraging everybody.center_img NBA playoffs 2019: Kevin Durant explains how he’ll prevent Patrick Beverley from getting into his head “I thought him and Lou in particular in the timeouts, when we were down, they kept going to the young guys. You could see that. I thought they was really important for us.”The Warriors and Clippers will face off in Game 3 on Thursday at the STAPLES Center. Tipoff is set for 10:30 p.m. ET.last_img read more