Get facts, decide for yourself on sewers

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Hey, Burnt Hills, Ballston Lake, regarding your sewer vote. Have you seen enough signs, read enough letters to the editor or seen enough road-side signs admonishing you to “do this or don’t do that?”How about this? Get the facts and do your own thinking.Make up your own mind. How about that?David W. ChristensenBallston SpaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Guilderland girls’ soccer team hands BH-BL first league lossEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

L&G slashes price of £125m Middlesbrough centre

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Brazil to join COVAX vaccine facility, as Chile, Israel, UAE also sign up

first_imgThey expected a further 38 rich countries to join in coming days and said discussions continued with China. The United States has not signed up, having secured future supplies through bilateral deals.GAVI CEO Seth Berkley said on Thursday that the Cayman Islands, Chile, Israel, Trinidad and Tobago and the United Arab Emirates had signed up.Taiwan, which is not a member of WHO, said on Friday it had formally joined COVAX on Sept. 18. China views Taiwan as its own with no right to attend international bodies as a sovereign state. There was no immediate reply from the WHO for comment on Taiwan joining COVAX.  Brazil and Argentina requested more time to commit to COVAX, which is led by the World Health Organization, after the deadline to join passed last Friday, saying they intended to join as soon as possible.Brazil has the world’s third-worst coronavirus outbreak after the United States and India, with more than 4.6 million cases. The death toll in Latin America’s largest country is 139,808, the second highest after the United States.Bolsonaro has been criticized by health experts for minimizing the severity of the coronavirus and opposing lockdowns in order to keep the economy going.A total of 156 countries had joined the COVAX facility, which aims to deliver at least 2 billion doses of vaccines by the end of 2021, the WHO and GAVI vaccine alliance said on Monday . Brazil, which has the world’s second-highest coronavirus death toll, has decided to join the global COVID-19 vaccine partnership known as COVAX and will earmark 2.5 billion reais ($454 million) for securing vaccines through it, President Jair Bolsonaro’s office said.Brazil plans to use the COVAX facility, which gives access to several vaccine candidates in development globally, to buy enough supplies to immunize 10% of its population by the end of 2021, the office said in a statement on Thursday. That should cover Brazil’s “priority populations,” it said.Bolsonaro will issue decrees laying the legal groundwork to join COVAX in the official gazette, it said.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Angola LNG pens supply deal with Glencore

first_imgImage courtesy of Angola LNGChevron-led Angola LNG has signed its third LNG sales agreement during the month of September, tying up with Glencore.  Under the multi-year agreement, Angola LNG will deliver LNG cargoes to Glencore Energy UK at destinations around the world.In its statement on Wednesday, Angola LNG noted that following on from the other the contract with Glencore adds to building a sales portfolio in the global LNG market.The $10 billion Angola LNG project includes a liquefaction plant located in Soyo that is able to produce 5.2 million tons per year of the chilled fuel.Angola LNG is a joint venture between Sonangol (22.8%), Chevron (36.4%), BP (13.6%), Eni (13.6%), and Total (13.6%).last_img read more

Norden orders Ultramax quartet at NACKS

first_img Posted: 3 months ago Once delivered, the ships are scheduled to join the core fleet of Norden owned and long-term leased tanker and dry cargo vessels managed by the Asset Management business unit. Danish shipping company Norden has entered into a newbuilding contract with Chinese shipbuilder Nantong Cosco Khi Ship Engineering Co. (NACKS) for four 61,000 dwt dry cargo Ultramax ships, expected to deliver during 2022. “Furthermore, the contracted vessels have been secured with the aim of trading the portfolio of bulk carriers within the prevailing market volatility to optimise our returns”. Norden has two more Ultramaxes on order set for delivery this year. The 62,000 dwt nebuildings are taking shape at the facilities of the Japanese shipbuilder Oshima, according to the data from VesselsValue. Norden teams up with Diamond S Shipping in product tanker consolidation drive Categories: On the other hand, ship owners are staying away from ordering new ships due to regulatory concerns and uncertainties, especially with regard to the design features of ships, as they are concerned that ships ordered today might become obsolete in 10-15 years. center_img “With a demand outlook gradually returning to normal and a low orderbook, we believe it’s a good time to buy assets and secure competitively priced tonnage” says Henrik Lykkegaard Madsen, Head of Asset Management. Posted: 3 months ago “Having sold 10 dry cargo vessels since 2018, we believe asset prices have now declined sufficiently to present a good trading opportunity to buy,” Rindbo added. Norden’s CEO Jan Rindbo said that the contract was in line with the company’s strategy of ‘agile asset trading and active management’ of the company’s cyclical market exposure. Business & Finance The order is being placed at a time when COVID-19 has reduced ordering activity at global yards considerably. Clarksons Platou Shipbroking reported only one order last week, involving Boreal Transport’s contracts for five 350pax electric ferries at Sefine Shipyard in Turkey, with delivery understood to be in 2022.last_img read more

Teacher charged for misconduct for carrying child to principal

first_imgCall for ‘common sense’ after teacher censured for carrying childStuff 9 November 2017Family First Comment: An expected outcome which we warned about. Removing a child to time-out is essentially a crime now. Parents – be warned. We’ve already seen parents suffer to doing similar.The president of a school principals’ association is calling for “common sense to prevail” after the Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal found a teacher guilty of misconduct for carrying a struggling child to the principal’s office.Pat Newman, president of the Tai Tokerau Principals’ Association, said the current legislation gave the tribunal hardly any choice but to find the teacher guilty.In the 2016 incident, the teacher had intervened after the boy was accused of hurting four classmates.When the boy refused to cooperate and grabbed hold of a bar, the teacher prised his fingers free, grabbed him by the waist with both arms and carried him to the principal.Under the legislation, teachers are permitted to restrain a child in the most minimal way possible, and only while the pupil is in the act that endangers themselves or another person.Newman said the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (Educanz) had to act, but argued the decision effectively handed over the control of schools to difficult children.READ MORE: read more

3 wounded in Molo stabbing

first_imgOfficers of theMolo police station have yet to arrest Leo and his companions, who fled afterthe incident./PN According topolice investigation, the stabbing happened after a heated argument ensuedbetween the group of Leonard and Christopher around 8 p.m. on Nov. 17. LeonardIgnacio, 27, also a resident of the village, received treatment at the WesternVisayas Medical Center – also in Mandurriao district. ResidentsChristopher Geraga, 44, and Peter Cerveza, 39, were recuperating at the MedicalCity Hospital in Mandurriao district. They sustained stab wounds on thebody. center_img Leonardreportedly tried to pacify his elder brother Leo who had a heated argument withGeraga. This prompted Geraga to stab Leonardo on the stomach. Ignacio’s group thenretaliated, attacking Geraga and Cerveza. ILOILO City – Astabbing incident in Barangay San Juan, Molo district left three personswounded. last_img read more

‘Balik Probinsya’ program temporarily suspended

first_imgMANILA – To prioritize the sending home of locally stranded persons, the government has temporarily postponed the implementation of the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa project.  Program executive director Marcelino Escalada Jr. said they will shift the focus on sending home of overseas Filipino workers, construction workers, tourists, and students who were stranded in Metro Manila upon the orders of President Rodrigo Duterte.“I decided as a matter of strategy na i-suspend muna ang ating rollouts for the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa to give way,” Escalada said during the Laging Handa virtual press conference on Thursday.“This was a very clear instruction from President Rodrigo Duterte: Unahin munang pauwiin na ang ating mga kababayan na na stranded dito sa Maynila,” he added. “That is the arrangement right now.”Escalada, who is also the general manager of the National Housing Authority, explained through the Hatid Tulong program, the government helps send locally stranded people home while public transportation remains limited.“Ito ‘yung mga tao na walang bahay at tsaka walang enough capacity to finance their stay in Metro Manila,” Escalada said.Escalada also said the implementation of the Balik Probinsiya program will resume once transportation is normalized and stranded individuals have been assisted.“I foresee that in the next month, let’s say for example July, I think bababa na ang demand ng stranded and therefore [ang] Balik Probinsiya will now take our second rollouts by that time,” Escalada said.The Balik Probinsya program has attracted thousands of applicants and has already facilitated the return of more than 100 individuals in Leyte.President Duterte signed last month an executive order creating the Balik Probinsiya, Bagong Pag-asa Council, which will direct the implementation of the government initiative meant to decongest Metro Manila and promote countryside development./PNlast_img read more

USC upends Colorado in Pac-12 Tournament opener

first_imgMiura tacked on another three in the fourth to finish the game with 9 timely points off the bench for USC. In that win, USC enjoyed the good fortune of not having to face junior forward Michaela Onyenwere, UCLA’s leading scorer, who missed the contest after being considered a game time decision. Onyenwere is averaging 18.8 points per game and will pose a significant threat on the offensive end for Trakh and co. to contain.  “The poise that you see is the poise that we’ve built since before September,” Overbeck said. “You know, playing together and really trusting each other in key moments.” “I was really happy with the effort tonight,” head coach Mark Trakh said after the game. “There were two good teams, it was a battle up and down, but [I’m] just happy with the way our kids performed.”  Toward the end of the third quarter, USC freshman guard Endyia Rogers showed off some impressive court vision to find freshman guard Alyson Miura in the corner for a pair of quick succession threes that provided USC a precarious 3-point lead entering the fourth quarter. USC started the first quarter strong with an 8-0 run that helped push its lead as high as 10 with less than three minutes to go in the quarter. USC finished the period with a solid 7-point lead before a strong second quarter run by the Buffaloes evened things up at 32 apiece heading into the second half. Rogers finished the game with 15 points and six assists in yet another impressive outing after scoring 20 points against the Buffs during last Sunday’s regular season finale.  The Trojans also received assistance from graduate guard Aliyah Jeune, who returned to action for the first time since Feb. 14 after being sidelined with a knee injury.  The USC women’s basketball team emerged victorious in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament Thursday, defeating Colorado by a score of 69-54. The win is USC’s second victory over the Buffs in less than a week and advances the Trojans to the second round of the tournament.  The Trojans will now shift their attention to a difficult matchup against UCLA. The Bruins enjoyed a first-round bye after receiving the tournament’s No. 2 seed.  UCLA and USC have faced off twice this season. After the Trojans were blown out in the two teams’ first matchup Dec. 29, they rebounded just weeks later to upset the Bruins in double overtime, ending UCLA’s run as the only remaining undefeated team in women’s college basketball.  USC was led by a dominant duo of forwards in freshman Alissa Pili and senior Kayla Overbeck, who impressed all night for the Trojans.center_img Pac-12 Freshman of the Year forward Alissa Pili put up 22 points on an efficient 10-of-16 shooting in the win against Colorado Thursday night, helping the Trojans advance to a Friday quarterfinal showdown against UCLA. (Ling Luo | Daily Trojan) In what will be one of her last games in the cardinal and gold, Overbeck’s physicality was on full display. The senior finished the evening without missing a single field goal attempt, racking up 10 points along with eight hard-fought rebounds while making life extremely difficult for Colorado’s bigs on the low block.  “Let’s keep going and see if we have an outside chance at the NCAA,” Trakh said. “Tomorrow’s gonna be really really tough, but … we’re going to enjoy tonight because as far as I’m concerned, we’re playing with house money right now.” Overbeck said USC’s recent run of success comes as no surprise to the team. After squandering the lead, USC was once again on its heels, withstanding a barrage of baskets on the inside from Colorado sophomore forward Peanut Tuitele, who finished the evening with 18 points and seven rebounds. Trakh believes USC’s chances at an NCAA Tournament bid shouldn’t be written off just yet.  Pili, who was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year earlier this week, continued her dominance by leading her team with 22 points on top of five rebounds. Pili also recorded a block and a steal on the defensive end.  Freshman guard Alyson Miura drilled three 3-pointers against Colorado, all of which came in the second half. (Ling Luo | Daily Trojan) Fortunately for USC, momentum was on its side for the rest of the game. A 20-8 fourth quarter stretched the Trojans’ lead to as much as 15 as USC coasted to the win. The Trojans are now winners of four games in a row and will head into Friday’s game with plenty of momentum on their side. The postseason edition of the crosstown showdown is set to tip off at 6 p.m. in Las Vegas.last_img read more

The Opinionated Spectator…Steelers need an intervention

first_imgCleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden (23) celebrates during an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Cleveland. Cleveland won 31-10. (AP Photo/David Richard)Steelers. What was that? Seriously, what was that?Are we supposed to sit here and suggest that what’s going on in the Pittsburgh Steelers organization is okay?  Are we supposed to keep eating these bowls of warmed over, five day old, burnt oatmeal and pretend that it is crème brûlée?The Pittsburgh Steelers played against the Cleveland Browns and lost 31-10. I don’t know what was more upsetting about the game. The loss. Or the fact that the loss was to Cleveland. Cleveland! Really? I loathe the Cleveland Browns.Alexis CobbOne of the greatest joys of being a Pittsburgh native is watching the Steelers beat Cleveland Browns. I love watching Cleveland lose and listening to them talking about their loss afterwards. “HAHA”, I would shout. “That’s right Cleveland. We will always be better than you. We have a special clinic where your dog’s get neutered!”But no, that was not the case on Sunday. I had to listen to Joe Thomas, Cleveland’s Pro Bowl tackle, state, “It was special…I’ve been on the other end of this rivalry when we lose by three scores so many times. I’ve been through the hell of getting our butts kicked. It felt really good to finally be on the other end of it. It was a family win.”How do the Steelers lose to the Cleveland Browns in such an emphatic manner? At halftime, the Steelers were losing by 18 points. And while it wasn’t pretty, I assumed that we would pull ourselves together in the second half. But the Steelers offense never got in rhythm and played poorly overall.Also, don’t tell me that our defense is playing terribly because we are missing two defensive starters to injury.  Isn’t this the time when the Steelers should explore bringing in different talent? I’m being serious. Shouldn’t the Steelers scouts be searching the FXFL developmental league for some fresh talent? Start giving some young, hungry men tryouts and stop recycling retired old men. Get someone with a backbone who just wants to play football!Currently, the Steelers have a 3-3 record and they are the last team in the AFC North division standings. I repeat, the Steelers are the last team in the division. The Steelers are spiraling into total mediocrity and other teams, such as Dallas Cowboys or Cleveland Browns are dusting themselves off and playing like they have good sense. It’s disgusting.The Steelers need an intervention.(Source for this story was )Alexis Sara Cobb may be reached at: or (724) 561-8082  Follow her on Twitter: @alexissaralast_img read more