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Letters to the Editor for Thursday, Feb. 28

first_imgProvide actual cost of trash disposalWhile remembering radio newscaster Paul Harvey, the residents and taxpayers of Montgomery County are waiting to hear, “The Rest of the Story.”A few years back, Montgomery County and Fulton County entered into an agreement whereby Montgomery County could ship its trash and refuse to the Fulton County landfill at a very respectable rate.GottaDo Contracting would do the haulage. One of the “common-sense” stipulations that Fulton County required was that Montgomery County not bring into the deal garbage from outside the county.Unable to resist a money-making scheme by doing just that, tens of thousands of tons of excess garbage went from Montgomery County to the Fulton County landfill. Why do immigrants here illegally come before Americans? Why are immigrants here illegally protected while Americans are killed by many who have been deported with criminal records?Why are these immigrants allowed to come here and overcrowd our schools, hurting their time with teachers that they need and deserve? This is extremely unfair to students and teachers.Why do immigrants in the country illegally receive welfare benefits, free medical, free food stamps, and housing at Americans’ expense?Every Democrat/liberal who supports open borders and letting all undocumented immigrants in should have their addresses and phone numbers published so they can stay with them. They should also have all fences taken down from their property and locks removed from houses.How many more Americans or people here legally have to die at the hands of undocumented immigrants? One is too many.The Left is so concerned with separation of kids from their families temporarily. Where is the concern for the permanent separation of those killed by immigrants here illegally? There is none. Attorneys general, governors and mayors are supposed to uphold laws. Why do they protect immigrants who are here illegally?Bonnie DeckerRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccine Eventually apparently Fulton County caught on to what was happening and shut down the deal with Montgomery County. Montgomery County had to find another home for its trash. It did, in the Seneca Meadows landfill, some 100 miles away. GottaDo Contracting was brought in to do the haulage.Here’s the rub. Montgomery County legislators and County Executive Matt Ossenfort are falling over themselves explaining the great deal they got to haul the trash. What they are not telling us is what it costs to dump the garbage in Seneca Meadows. The numbers posted in the newspapers are not the true cost of getting rid of our garbage.Give us the complete story, with all the numbers, so we can make a true evaluation as to what our so-called representatives are doing, or not doing in Fonda.Mr. Ossenfort, it’s time to come clean with Montgomery County’s Garbage-gate.Earl F. SpencerCanajoharie No special treatment for undocumentedWhy do Democrats and liberals hate America and Americans?center_img Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionSeparatists just pandering to baseI was disheartened recently to see Sens. Jim Tedisco and Daphne Jordan pull out the fear and divisive Trump card by announcing it may be time to break up the great state of New York.Does this mean that if several states in the Midwest decided they don’t agree with the urban populations of the East and West coasts, they should be encouraged to separate from the Union and form a different country?This antic is sickening and a further way to divide us. These politicians know this separatist’s cry will not work economically, but are using it as a way to only pacify their base, not unite this state.As my beloved seventh-grade social studies teacher once told me: Stay engaged, stay involved, stay informed. That’s how a democracy works. It wasn’t too long ago when we had a Republican governor. But since, the party has been in disarray. And instead of reorganizing and getting qualified candidates to run, they revert to fear mongering, separatists’ antics. How disheartening and disappointing of my representatives.Aaron HullNiskayunalast_img read more

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EU member states push back against European regulatory levy

first_imgThe Commission had also called for the establishment of an executive board with permanent members, but this also failed to make it into the Council’s proposal. In addition, the Council scrapped from its position a provision for the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) – one of the three European financial supervisory agencies (ESAs) – to be allowed to disclose how individual occupational pension funds or insurers fare under sector stress tests. In a statement, the Council said its general approach ensured a “key role” for national regulators within the ESAs’ governance structure, adding that “no decision should be taken against the will of a majority of national supervisors”. EU member states have rejected proposals from the European Commission that would have extended the European pension regulator’s powers and introduced an industry levy to fund the bloc’s financial regulators.The EU Council today published its compromise agreement on proposals to reform the bloc’s financial supervision system, which crucially did not include Commission suggestions that had worried European occupational pension funds. The Council’s position would limit the extension of powers put forward by the Commission proposal, which was presented in September 2017. For example, the Commission had proposed the introduction of industry contributions to fund the EU’s finance watchdogs, but this did not feature in the Council’s proposal.A final version of the supervision reforms must be agreed between the Council, the Commission and the European Parliament, all of which have put forward their own version of the initial text. Source: European CouncilCommission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis and Eugen-Orlando Teodorovici, Romanian public finance minister, at a press conference following a meeting of EU finance ministers on 12 FebruaryMatthies Verstegen, senior policy adviser at PensionsEurope, the Brussels-based European association of national pension fund bodies, said the Council had adopted a “sensible” approach.“Europe’s pensions landscape is very diverse, so we welcome the position that national supervisors should retain a strong role in EIOPA’s management structure,” he said.“We also think it’s better that the ESAs are funded through the EU budget and member states contributions than through fees from financial institutions. Pension funds are not directly supervised by the ESAs and therefore shouldn’t pay into their budgets.”PensionsEurope previously expressed concerns about the Commission’s proposals.At a press conference after a meeting of EU finance ministers today, Valdis Dombrovskis, Commission vice-president, said the compromise reached did not have “the same high level of ambition” as the Commission’s initial proposal, but it was “as good as it can get when we needed to compose with a number of diverging views”.Next stepsNegotiations between the European Parliament and the Council are set to begin this Thursday with the first trilogue.The Parliament’s economic and monetary affairs committee adopted its position, which is more aligned with the Commission’s proposal than the Council’s, last month.The Commission is keen for a political agreement to be reached before the European Parliament elections in May.last_img read more

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Religious Leaders to Stage Peace and Non-Violence March in Roseau

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! 12 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Share LocalNews Religious Leaders to Stage Peace and Non-Violence March in Roseau by: – May 19, 2011 Religious Leaders in DominicaReligious Leaders in Dominica will on Sunday, 5th June, 2011 march through the streets of Roseau as a demonstration for peace and non-violence in the country.The march is organized by the Dominica Christian Council, the Evangelical Association and Adventist Church who have been meeting to discuss the matter of crime and violence on the island and plan activities to address the issue.The Inter-denominational group on crime and violence believes that the matter of crime calls for partnerships to effectively deal with the issue and therefore the march is just one of the many other planned activities of the group’s visible communion to address crime and violence.The march on 5th June, 2011 under the theme, “GLORY TO GOD AND PEACE ON EARTH” will be led by all Religious Leaders of the various denominations accompanied by members of the churches.The populace has witnessed heinous crimes and persons are being affected in various ways.  Many innocent lives have been lost.  The entire country should remain vigilant and jointly seek ways to address crime and violence.  The march by Religious Leaders is a demonstration of Faith and a call to those engaged in criminal activities to desist from their activities.The march will commence at the Goodwill savannah and end with a Rally in front of the High Court on Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Antique receives P375M from DSWD under SAP

first_imgSAN JOSE, Antique –  TheDepartment of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has already downloaded anamount of P375,636,000 under the social amelioration program (SAP) to be givento 71,656 family-beneficiaries in 17 out of 18 towns in this province affectedby the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. *Pandan – P26,820,000*Patnongon – P26,082, 000*San Remigio – P19,410,000*Sebaste – P12,726,000*Sibalom – P43, 668,000*Tibiao – P18,918,000*Tobias Fornier – P26,772,000*Valderrama – P9,168,000 She said the towns of Libertad and Belison already made the payout totheir SAP beneficiaries last week.This capital town, meanwhile, is now coordinating with DSWD to release thepayout to its family-beneficiaries. *Belison – P11,256,000 According to DSWD assistant secretary Rhea Peñaflor on April 17, the municipalitieshave already submitted the required documents for the funds to be downloaded. *Bugasong – P24,336,000 *Barbaza – P17,346,000 *Lau-an – P18,936,000*Libertad – P12,072,000 *Caluya – P28,584,000*Culasi – P29,160,000*Hamtic – P34,614,000 However, the new target beneficiaries would still need to prove thattheir family members belong to the informal sector and could not earn a livingdue to COVID-19. “The barangay health workers, tanods,and daycare workers should also show that they belong to the vulnerablesector,” she said.(With a report from PNA/PN) The following were the amounts downloaded to the 17 towns of Antique:*Anini-y – P15,768,000 Meanwhile, Peñaflor said that as per advisory they received from DSWD’ssecretary Rolando Joselito Bautista, the barangay health workers, daycareworkers and village watchmen have also been included as target beneficiaries ofthe SAP.“The Department of the Interior and Local Government has sent a letterrequesting to include barangay health workers, tanods (village watchmen) and daycare workers as targetbeneficiaries of the SAP. That is why they have been included already,” shesaid.last_img read more

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Black Bear likely to awaken soon

first_imgMADISON, Ind. — The Indiana DNR says the black bear that is believed to be hibernating in the Big Oaks National Wildlife refuge will likely awaken soon.The bear was spotted last November in the wildlife refuge.The DNR says the bear could emerge from hibernation as early as this week, depending on weather conditions.Officials are urging residents near the refuge to secure garbage cans, remove bird feeders, and remove other food sources to keep the bear leery of humans.If the bear becomes used to human foods, it will seek them out.The DNR’s wildlife biologists reminds residents of the following tips to stay aware:Don’t intentionally feed bears. If a bear becomes accustomed to finding food near your home, it is likely to become a “problem” bear.Place garbage cans inside a garage or shed.Clean and store grills away after use.Don’t leave pet food outside overnight.Remove bird feeders and bird food from late March through November.Don’t add meat or sweets to a compost pile.If you encounter a bear, don’t run. Shout, wave your arms and back away slowly.Collect and remove low-hanging or fallen fruit from fruit trees.Eliminate meat, cooking oil, fish or fruit odors from near your home. This includes fish-meal fertilizers.Collect and remove any ripened vegetables from your garden.Protect bee hives through the use of electric fencing.If you spot the bear you are asked to call 334-1137.last_img read more

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Osimhen’s Napoli switch on, more offers arrive for forward – Lille chief

first_img Promoted Content8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeIt’s Time To Show How Bad Some Women Can Really BeIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO History “The player has made his choice, Napoli. Its advanced, details are missing. It will be announced when the time comes. As it’s not yet official, we continue to have other offers. I want to keep good relations with these clubs too.Advertisement Loading… Lille president Gerard Lopez has revealed that they are still receiving offers for Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen amid reports of an imminent switch to Napoli. The 21-year-old has been one of the most talked-about players in the transfer market, with the Partenopei looking to acquire his services in a deal in the region of €60 – 80 million, as they look to boost the squad tutored by Gennaro Gattuso. Recently, Osimhen reportedly changed his agent because of the cordial relationship between Lopez and Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis, and didn’t want anything to stall the move to the San Paolo. The former Wolfsburg and Charleroi forward netted 18 goals in 38 competitive outings for Lille last campaign. “The player decided to change agents in the middle of the negotiations. We had to start all over again,” Lopez was quotted as saying to L’Equipe as reported by Le10Sport.center_img “So, I manage their expectations. It is a transfer which is not linear. The market in France opened before closing [until August 15]. In Italy, the transfer window opens in September. So, you need a multitude of contracts to cover all eventualities.” Lopez went on to admit that Osimhen’s departure will force a shakeup in the team’s attack while the club is not known to buy established players, but rather prospects like the Super Eagles forward. As such, the Spanish businessman believes the club’s strong scouting network will come in handy. He also insists they have no excuse not to knock oil-rich Paris Saint-Germain off their perch and challenge for the Ligue 1 title, having narrowly missed out on Champions League qualification by just a single point and position. “His [Osimhen’s imminent] departure in itself, no [is no disaster]. But for the reconstruction of the attack line, yes,” Lopez continued. “There is an approach led by [Lille sporting director] Luis [Campos] who offers [Lille head coach] Christophe Galtier players. Read Also: Video: Chelsea legend breaks glass Russian Cup during celebrations“Where some people get it wrong is when we see specific names coming out they think they will necessarily sign. Even if we are interested in a player, it is only in combination with others. It’s more complex than selling a player and then finding a replacement.“Strength is the system and the quality of our scouting process. We will have no excuse not to fight for the top of the table.“We don’t have a big budget to look elsewhere. We will remain humble and we will find talent.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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COVID-19: 2021 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon not under threat yet – Thomas

first_imgThe organisers of the annual Access Bank Lagos City Marathon on Wednesday said the hosting of the 42km race in 2021 was not under threat yet in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.The Media Officer of the race, Kayode Thomas, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos. Thomas said he was optimistic that the race, which achieved a silver label this year, would not be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic that had limited a number of sport events worldwide.He said: “Next year’s marathon will go ahead as planned.“It is true that some marathons across the world have been cancelled, but some are going on as planned, just like Hamburg in Germany.“The Hamburg Marathon is one of the biggest in the world and it is coming up in September as planned, but because of restrictions in Germany, the organisers have scaled down the number of participants.“The number of runners for the race have been scaled down to 10,000 runners, but as the case is, Nigeria is better off in terms of COVID-19 pandemic compared to Germany in terms of outbreak. “What the organisers have put in place in Germany is social distancing and other protocols and also modifying the race in so many ways but the race will go on as planned.”Thomas said nothing would stop the planned 2021 edition of the marathon, but that the race could be modified to accommodate the fallouts from the COVID-19 pandemic.He added: “I don’t see anything stopping the 2021 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.“May be there could be some adjustments.“We have a Technical Director in person of Yusuf Alli, who is conversant with the development of races all over the world. “So the Technical Department might also be in Hamburg.“They will also visit other races to observe what they are doing.“I am yet to envisage any problem with Nigeria’s race.“We should not forget that football has resumed across the Europe, but with some adjustments.RelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians “I think we will also follow same protocol for the 2021 marathon as well.”Tags: 2021 Access Bank Lagos City MarathonAccess BankCOVID-19threatlast_img read more

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Republic of Ireland defender Richard Keogh ready for Edin Dzeko battle

first_img With central defender John O’Shea both suspended and injured for the first leg of the play-off in Zenica on Friday evening, there is at least one place up for grabs in Martin O’Neill’s rearguard with Keogh, Marc Wilson and Ciaran Clark seemingly battling it out for the starting berths. But if the 29-year-old Derby man gets the nod, he insists he will look forward to the task of keeping the Manchester City frontman, currently on loan at Roma, at bay. Asked to assess the threat posed by Dzeko, Keogh said: “He’s got a bit of everything. “He’s tall and he’s deceptively quick, he’s got a nice touch – his all-round game is something that you have to watch out for. He’s one of those where you think he is probably going to head it, but he jumps up and brings it down on his chest. “It’s little things like that you have got to be aware of. He tries to link the play, so he is a player that is a big threat for them. “But as a team we will do our homework on them and not just him, the team in general. But I am ready to play and I want to play against the best players. He’s certainly up there, so it would be a great challenge.” However, Keogh and his team-mates are well aware that Dzeko is not Bosnia’s only threat, with Roma team-mate Miralem Pjanic a dead-ball specialist who could hurt them in a variety of situations. Keogh said: “Not giving away cheap free-kicks would be helpful. When you have got players who have quality from set-plays it obviously is a danger, so we have to not give away any cheap free-kicks and give them an opportunity to score or to put it into our box.” O’Neill’s men head for Zenica boosted by last month’s qualifier victory over world champions Germany and confident they have what it takes to make it to France next summer. Keogh said: “When you beat such a quality team as Germany it does give you confidence that you can compete with the best countries in the world, so going into a big game we can draw a lot of confidence from that.” Press Associationcenter_img Richard Keogh is relishing the chance to do battle with Bosnia-Herzegovina striker Edin Dzeko as the Republic of Ireland set their sights on the Euro 2016 finals. last_img read more

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ICC World Cup ICC World Cup 2019: West Indies vs New Zealand Dream11 Prediction | Fantasy playing XI

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi : In the 29th match of the ICC World Cup 2019, two-times world champs West Indies to take on unbeaten New Zealand at the Old Trafford in Manchester. On one hand, New Zealand has won each and every game played in the tournament and is at number two spot in he Points Table.On the other hand, West Indies could just manage to clinch one game and is at the seventh spot in the tandings.Meanwhile, two Asian sides will be locking horns as India will take on Afghanistan at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. So, get ready for the super-exciting Saturday and build your Dream11 Fantasy team for both the matches. Here is the out Dream11 Fantasy Playing XI for the #WIvsNZ gameWicket-Keepers – Nicholas Pooran, Shai HopeBatsmen – Martin Guptil, Kane Williamson (VC), Colin Munro, Chris Gayle (C)All-Rounders – Andrew Russell, Jason HolderBowlers – Mathew Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Sheldon Cottrell last_img read more

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Patriots open CPL campaign with four-wicket win over Amazon Warriors

first_imgCHADWICK Walton’s fighting half-century went in vain as St Kitts and Nevis Patriots opened their Caribbean Premier League campaign with a four-wicket win over Guyana Amazon Warriors, in Florida on Saturday ..Walton played a lone hand for the second half of the Warriors’ innings but could only take his side to a moderate 123 for 7 in their allotted quota. Patriots suffered a top-order collapse in reply but Carlos Brathwaite revived the hopes and Jonathan Carter helped the team get across the line with an over to spare.Put in to bat first, Warriors got off to a flying start courtesy skipper Martin Guptill’s stroke-filled 23 off just 14. Samuel Badree put an end to the early fireworks by taking out the skipper, but Walton revived the innings by joining hands with Pakistan batsman Babar Azam for a 45-run partnership for the second wicket – their best in the night.Azam, however, contributed a rather sedate 21 off 30 before Brathwaite provided the breakthrough. The slide began there and Warriors lost as many as six wickets for another 46 runs that robbed them off the momentum to score freely.Nearly half of their 123 came off Walton’s bat. The opener was the fifth man dismissed off the first ball of the 20th over but by then, a middle-order failure ensured that Warriors had to be content with a sub par score. Hasan Ali and Sheldon Cottrell bagged two wickets apiece.In a seemingly easy chase, however, Patriots were troubled early as Steven Jacobs and Rayad Emrit sparked a top-order collapse while defending a paltry 123. Sohail Tanvir sent down a tight first over and the pressure consumed opener Evin Lewis off Jacobs’s first ball of the day. Chris Gayle and Mohammed Hafeez provided some fireworks but the duo was sent back by Emrit in quick succession to add to Patriots’ woes.That soon became 57 for 5 after 10.4 overs as wicketkeeper-batsman Devon Thomas was run out cheaply and Brandon King became Jacobs’s second victim. The chase seemed all but over but Brathwaite came to their rescue with a timely reminder of his six-hitting abilities.He went after Permaul, hitting him for three sixes in successive overs to narrow down the gap between the asking rate and their run rate. Next up, he destroyed Emrit’s impressive figures by scoring back to back boundaries to bring the equation down to 19 off the final four overs before getting out to Tanvir.However, Carter, who had settled in by then, didn’t let all of Brathwaite’s hard work go down the drain. He took bare minimum risk in his 30-ball 29 but helped the team off to a winning start by polishing off the chase in the penultimate over.Brief scores: Guyana Amazon Warriors 123/7 in 20 overs (Chadwick Walton 60; Hasan Ali 2-19, Sheldon Cottrell 2-18) lost to St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 124/6 in 19 overs (Carlos Brathwaite 31, Jonathan Carter 29*; Ryad Emrit 2-14, Steven Jacobs 2-23) by four wickets.last_img read more

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