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Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionNeed independent nursing home reviewFor the past few months, I have been following what can be best described as an absolute scandal going on in our nursing homes with the needless deaths of thousands of New Yorkers from COVID-19.On March 12, Gov. Cuomo banned all visitors to New York’s nursing homes and then on March 25 he issued an executive order requiring nursing homes to accept COVID-19-positive patients. The governor ultimately rescinded this order on May 10 after the loss of thousands of residents.Now the governor’s hand-picked health commissioner has come out with his own internal report that blames the deaths on staff? I think we have to take any report with a grain of salt and demand a real, independent investigation into this disaster.I applaud Sen. Jim Tedisco for once again coming up with a common sense, non- partisan solution.Sen. Tedisco has proposed an independent, bi-partisan investigation to use subpoena power to find out what happened to the thousands of New Yorkers who died from the coronavirus in our nursing homes. The families of those who lost their lives deserve answers and a real investigation, not a phony report or toothless hearings.Kathleen YoungClifton ParkGun deaths show a disregard for lifeSo before and after Black Lives Matter, Schenectady, Albany and all major cities, especially Chicago, have had their share of killings.Chicago since the beginning of 2020 has had approximately 400 people killed. Of course, the mayors of Chicago, New York City and most other liberal-run major cities blame all this on the influx of guns. Good excuse.That’s like blaming a car accident on the car, not the person.However, with guns this is an accepted fact: The gun did it, not the person. Just ask any liberal; they will confirm this for you.Those of us who have some sense of logic should realize the real cause of this increase is the wanton and blatant disregard for the value and sanctity of human life.This starts with abortion, which will kill (murder) up to the time of delivery in the birth canal. Obviously if you can do this to a baby, then why not an adult or any other human?It’s strange though no one is blocking city hall for this type of protest. Maybe no lives really matter?Robert NicolellaScotiaInjuring horses in protests is abuseRegarding the July 29 Gazette article (“Police horses receive safety shields,”), can any one of the few sane observers of people protesting and rioting explain to me why people who are aggressively trying to hurt police horses are not being arrested for animal abuse?When is it OK to hurt an innocent animal in New York state? I thought our government passed a law protecting all animals from abuse. If this is peaceful protests when both animals and police officers are hurt on purpose, then the rioters and protesters are losing their messages every day.Their voices are getting weaker and less acknowledged by those of us who care for all animals as well as people.Midge DubeCharltonMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Schenectady Clergy Against Hate brings people togetherEDITORIAL: Make a game plan for voting. Do it now.EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: No more extensions on vehicle inspectionsEDITORIAL: Take a role in police reforms
Cooking With The Countess The Southampton History Museum presents a monthly live Zoom cooking show in the kitchen of one of the last, private Gilded Age estates in Southampton. The program takes place on the first Thursday of every month beginning June 4 at 11 AM. The first Zoom installment will feature how to make a rhubarb pie using organic, homegrown produce.The show features The Countess von Salm-Hoogstraeten, and her private chef, Brian Hetrich. The vast kitchen is located inside the Port of Missing Men, which was built by H.H. Rogers, Jr., whose father was the richest man in 1910.Chef Hetrich is a raw vegan chef, Master Grower, speaker, and author from West Palm Beach. He’s been living and counseling others on the raw food lifestyle for over 13 years. “In my practice, I emphasize the harmonious integration of body, mind and spirit,” said Hetrich. “I feel very strongly in using superior nutrition combined with the judicial use of select herbs, pure water, sensible exercise, effective detoxification protocols, and other lifestyle factors in order for anyone to realize superior health.”The Countess has a well-cared for, organic vegetable garden, which is the major source of produce for all meals served at the estate. Like Hetrich, she promotes healthy living and consumption. She often lends her home to organizations like Peconic Land Trust, Southampton History Museum, and others.The Countess “is an enthusiastic preservationist for nature and culture in Southampton,” said Tom Edmonds, executive director at the Southampton History Museum. “This cooking show offers a unique experience for natural food and history lovers inside one of the most majestic, historic homes that I know of.”BBQ PacksTownline BBQ in Sagaponack is offering take home BBQ packs, available Wednesday through Sunday. Orders can be placed over the phone by calling 631-537-2271 between noon and 8 PM, or until the ’que runs out. Take home special kits serve 4 to 6 or 8 to 12 people. In lieu of gratuity, diners may choose to donate to the Honest Man Employee Relief Fund. Credit card payment is preferred.Supper ClubArt of Eating in Bridgehampton is moving its Supper Club prepared dinners to Thursday night. This Thursday will feature local fish, organic produce North and South Fork farms and farmstands. The Lynn Blue Band will perform acoustic favorites while patrons wait in their cars for pick-up. A full menu of takeout options – in addition to the Supper Club offerings – is available online at email@example.com Share
China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) today held a groundbreaking ceremony in Ashod marking the beginning of construction of Israel’s new port project. The ceremony was officiated by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other State dignitaries. Speaking at the ceremony in southern Ashdod, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had some prime comments to share.“We will continue to develop seaports in order to lower the costs of goods. We will continue to pave highways and build railroads in order to join the Negev and the Galilee to the center of the country,” he said.This new port, worth approx $930 million, will be built about 1km north of the current Ashdod Port by one of the CHEC’s subsidiaries.According to the officials, the construction of the port will last about seven years.[mappress mapid=”19030″]Dredging Today Staff
Black Rock Tidal Power (BRTP), a Schottel Hydro company, has delayed the deployment of Triton tidal platform to next year, while expanding its leadership team in Nova Scotia, Canada.Namely, the Triton floating tidal platform was planned for deployment in fall this year at the BRTP’s berth located at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE), near Parrsboro, Bay of Fundy.However, in today’s press release, announcing the appointment of Nils Hirsch as General Manager, and Sue Molloy as Vice President of Strategy and Policy, BRTP stated that the Triton platform would be deployed next year.“The leadership of Black Rock Tidal Power continues to grow. We have exceptional expertise on the ground in Nova Scotia and anticipate that our overall workforce will double in size by this fall,” Niels Lange, Chair of the BRTP’s Board of Directors, said.The company is one of five companies from around the world awarded a site at FORCE tidal energy testing site. It also secured the developmental tidal feed-in tariff (FIT) and the respective power purchase agreement with Nova Scotia Power.In October 2015, BRTP secured $11.5 million for the development of 2.5 MW Triton tidal platform, which carries a number of Schottel Hydro’s SIT turbines, from the combination of commercial loan and private equity funding.The platform has two spar buoys that provide buoyancy and house both electrical and mechanical equipment for the installation. It is attached to a gravity base with a universal joint, allowing the array to align to the direction of tidal flows.
On its daily short-sea route between Immingham, UK and Cuxhaven, DFDS called at the Danish port of Esbjerg to load wind energy industry components, destined for the SGRE factory.In Esbjerg, rotor houses for offshore wind turbines, manufactured by Valmont SM, were secured onto Mafi trailers for loading on DFDS’ Jutlandia Seaways, on behalf of freight forwarder Freja Transport & Logistics. Each unit weighed almost 32 tonnes and measured up to 7 m wide.After just six hours, the cargoes arrived at Cuxhaven’s Cuxport terminal, where they are currently stored ahead of delivery to the SGRE facility. at the Cuxport terminal until they can be transported to the Siemens Gamesa factory.“With the call at the port in Esbjerg, the required components were brought to their destination as quickly as possible, saving several truck tours,” explained Marcus Braue, branch manager of DFDS Germany in Cuxhaven.“After this first call at the port, we plan to call at Esbjerg once a month en route from Immingham to Cuxhaven. The next call is already planned for early November.” www.cuxport.dewww.port-of-cuxhaven.dewww.dfds.comwww.freja.com
Partners at City firms Linklaters, Nabarro and Olswang are set to face questions from MPs next week over their role in the collapse of the department store BHS.Former Arcadia group chair Lord Grabiner QC (pictured) is also among those invited to give evidence.The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee and the Work and Pensions Committee are undertaking a joint inquiry into the sale of BHS for £1 by Arcadia boss Sir Philip Green to City investors Retail Acquisition Limited in March last year.On Monday the committee will focus on the role of advisers and their advice on the BHS pension arrangement and the sale and purchase of BHS. Owen Clay, a corporate partner at Linklaters, will face questions in connection to his advice to Arcadia on the disposal of BHS. Ian Greenstreet, a pensions partner at Nabarro and Anne-Marie Winton, a former partner at Nabarro, now at ARC Pensions Law, will face questions on Monday over their advice on pensions.David Roberts, a corporate partner at Olswang, has been invited to appear before MPs on Wednesday in connection to his role advising on the acquisition of BHS by Retail Acquisition. Source: Dinendra Haria/REX/ShutterstockSolicitors Mark Tasker and Eddie Parladorio, who were directors at Retail Acquisition, will also have to face questions on Wednesday. Tasker is currently head of corporate and commercial at Bates Wells Braithwaite, while Parladorio is a partner at Manleys.Ian Wright MP, chair of the BIS committee, said the session will explore how Retail Acquisitions was considered a suitable buyer.He said: ‘We will want to untangle the nature of the advice, both formal and informal, which was provided to Arcadia and [Retail Acquisition] as part of the sale process.’
Attitudes towards lawyers remain mixed but the judiciary continues to be held in high regard, an annual survey of trust in professions has shown.This year’s Ipsos MORI Veracity Index places lawyers 13th out of 24 professions with 54% of respondents saying they trusted lawyers to tell the truth.The list places lawyers firmly in mid-table but up 2 percentage points on last year’s score. Some of the professions deemed more trustworthy than lawyers however include doctors, scientists, weather forecasters and the police. The ’ordinary man/woman on the street’ was also deemed more trustworthy.By contrast 81% of the 998 adults surveyed said they trusted judges, unchanged from last year – when three senior judges were branded ‘enemies of the people’ by the mass-selling Daily Mail.Nurses and doctors were the most trusted, scoring 94% and 91% respectively. Politicians came last scoring 17%.Pollsters were trusted by 50% of respondents.
BANGLADESH: The government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese contractors to regauge and double-track the Dhaka – Chittagong main line via Akhaura and Comilla.According to Railways Minister M Mazibul Hoque, the work is to be undertaken by China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group, which last year was awarded the contract to develop the Padma bridge rail link. The upgrading is expected to be completed by the end of 2019, at an estimated cost of 3·1bn taka, of which approximately 2·5bn taka is to be provided by China under a project assistance agreement.At present the Bangladesh Railways network east of the capital is entirely 1 000 mm gauge, although 1 676 mm gauge and dual-gauge routes have been developed to connect with the broad gauge network in the west of the country. However, a broad-gauge cross-border link between Agartala and Akhaura is being developed under a co-operation accord with Indian Railways. Work is expected to start in August on a 100 km dual-gauge extension running south from Chittagong to Cox’s Bazar, which is being partially funded by the Asian Development Bank.The minister confirmed that proposals for upgrading the Dhaka – Chittagong main line had been approved by the Ministry of Planning following discussions with the Ministry of Railways Ministry last year, while the Economic Relations Division had recommended implementation of the project using Chinese government finance.
Share 17 Views no discussions LocalNews President and PM congratulates Archbishop Felix by: – January 15, 2014 Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Archbishop Felix will be officially ordained Cardinal at the consistory in Rome on February 22, 2014.Dominica’s head of state, President Charles Savarin and Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit have joined in congratulating Archbishop Kelvin Felix on his appointment as Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.The President congratulated Archbishop Felix on his appointment by Pope Francis as Cardinal emeriti in a letter dated January 13, 2014.In that letter, President Savarin stated that news of the appointment of Archbishop Felix as Cardinal “has brought us incredible joy”.“As the first Cardinal to be appointed from within the ranks of the Antilles Episcopal Conference (ACE), your appointment signifies the recognition the AEC has gained in the eyes of His Holiness.The President also described Archbishop Felix’s elevation as a wonderful gift to the Province of Castries, the entire region and especially to all Dominicans.“It will surely serve to inspire and motivate the clergy in our region, led by their bishops and archbishops, to work even harder in caring for the flock of Jesus Christ. “The importance of this cannot be overemphasized since we live at a time when a creeping materialism and secularism are slowly eroding biblical values and fostering disrespect for the dignity of the human person and institutions of society,” the President wrote. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister noted that Archbishop Felix’s appointment is in “recognition of his exceptional contribution to the church and his leadership in the diocese of Castries over so many years and his knowledge of the workings of the Catholic Church, knowledge of the faith”. “For us, as Dominicans, it is also a very important reference point that someone who could come from a very small village in Dominica and not from a well to do family, has been able through his own scholarly work, his own dedication to hard work, his commitment to this job and to his faith that over the years as a result of these things and other things he has been promoted from time to time within the framework of the Catholic Church”. Mr Skerrit added that this is a real day of joy for Catholics in Dominica, the Caribbean and indeed Latin America and the Americas.Archbishop Felix is one of nineteen clerics who were named to the position of Cardinal by Pope Francis on Sunday, January 12, 2014.Archbishop Felix will be officially ordained Cardinal at the consistory in Rome on February 22, 2014. Former President Dr Nicholas Liverpool will represent the Dominica Government at that ceremony.Dominica Vibes News