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Taking away guns is not the right answer

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionWe must do something to stop our school children from being shot. How about a “tip line?” If someone is a threat to “go postal,” you report them to the FBI and they investigate and stop it before it happens. What? We already have that? And Nikolas Cruz was reported multiple times and it was ignored? OK then, let’s pass a law that makes it illegal to possess firearms on or near school grounds. If it’s illegal to have a gun near a school, everything will be OK, right? Huh? You say it’s already a felony to have a gun on school property? Oh, wow. These “common sense” gun control schemes simply aren’t keeping our schools safe.Here’s an idea: Let’s repeal the Second Amendment. If we can’t stop lunatics and misanthropes from shooting up our schools, let’s just take all the guns away. Hunters, recreational shooters, law-abiding concealed carriers — they’ll just have to suck it up. We can dress up some goons in special uniforms, maybe “brown shirts,” and suspend the Fourth Amendment and go door-to-door — at night.  Search every house.   I like that. The same as when alcohol was outlawed with Prohibition. We all know how well that worked out.George NigrinyScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsSchenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff…EDITORIAL: 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?last_img read more

Manchester expansion for Regus rival

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COVID-19: Blora councillors refuse to take screening test after work trip to Lombok

first_imgIn a two-minute video posted on Facebook by a page called Opini Blora, some were seen yelling at health agency staff who wanted to carry out the test at Padangan bus station in Bojonegoro regency in Central Java. The video has garnered at least 724,000 views as of Friday afternoon.”Are you an official? Where is the SOP [standard operating procedure document]? Where is your assignment letter? We went on official visit based on the law, we are not terrorists,” a councillor identified as WR said in the video as reported by kompas.com.Central Java has recorded 12 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Friday morning, according to the provincial administration’s COVID-19 online tracker, corona.jatengprov.go.id. The administration is also monitoring 2,236 people, of which 129 are in Blora. One patient is currently being closely monitored.Kompas.com reported that WR went on to question whether the health agency also performed the test on people coming to Blora from other regions by stopping every bus. Topics : Several councillors later asked to be tested at the Cepu General Hospital in Cepu district. However, health agency staffers said they never showed up.All the 14 people who agreed to be tested were healthy, said Blora Health Agency head of disease control and environmental sanitation division Edi Sucipto.The agency is planning to test the remaining councillors at their respective homes, Edi added. (dfr)center_img Several Blora Legislative Council members from Blora regency, Central Java, have refused to take a screening test of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) administered by the regency’s health agency as a precautionary measure following their domestic working trips.The health agency officials sought to detect whether the councillors had contracted the virus as they had just returned from a four-day working visit to Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. Some had traveled with their wives and children.Out of the 37 participating councillors, only 14 were willing to take the screening test.last_img read more

Brother of ex-presidential hopeful Warren dies from coronavirus

first_img“He was charming and funny, a natural leader.”Worldwide, many relatives have been unable to be at the bedsides of dying coronavirus victims or to hold proper funerals due to the risk of infection.Warren, 70, from the left of the Democratic party, was once a frontrunner to win the nomination, but she dropped out last month after failing to secure significant support in the primaries.Last week, she endorsed her onetime rival Joe Biden, who is set to challenge President Donald Trump in the November election. Former US presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren said Thursday her oldest brother had died from the novel coronavirus, expressing her deep regret that no family members were allowed at his side and no funeral was held.Don Reed Herring, 86, who spent much of his career in the military, died in Oklahoma on Tuesday about three weeks after testing positive for COVID-19, according to US media.”It’s hard to know that there was no family to hold his hand or to say ‘I love you’ one more time — and no funeral for those of us who loved him to hold each other close,” Warren tweeted. Nearly 47,000 deaths have been recorded so far in the US from the COVID-19 outbreak, which has disrupted the run-up to the vote.Warren, who had not previously discussed her brother’s health, has been critical of Trump’s response to the crisis.center_img Topics :last_img read more

German roundup: Nord/LB, KAS Bank

first_imgThe institutional asset management subsidiary of German regional bank Nord/LB has grown its assets to more than €17bn, as of the end of June, up from €15.4bn at year-end 2013.Nord/LB said 20% of the increase in the first half was down to inflows from Versorgungswerke, corporates and banks.One major addition to the subsidiary’s assets was the first real estate debt fund it issued this spring, in cooperation with Deutsche Hypothekenbank for an unnamed German institutional investor.In total, the fund has more than €200m invested in real estate financing backed by “high-quality real estate in Deutsche Hypo’s core markets”. Over the first six months of 2014, Nord/LB issued four new open-ended funds – or Publikumsfonds – for institutional investors, three of which were regional REITs covering the EMEA, the US and Asia Pacific, respectively.The fourth was a regional index fund tracking stock markets in developed countries of the Pacific region.In other news, the Netherlands’ KAS Bank has vowed to become investment service-provider market leader for the German pensions industry.It said it aimed to increase its market share in the country, where it first established a presence in 2010, to 10% among pension funds over the next five years.KAS Bank’s German division said it would target all pension providers, including Pensionskassen, Versorgungswerke, Pensionsfonds and insurers, as well as “corporate investors with assets between €200m and €3bn”.The Dutch company said it expected opportunities to arise from “major upheavals” resulting from regulatory reforms such as IORP II and Solvency II.It said the changes resulting from these reforms would lead to “considerable additional effort and costs for German IORPs, Versorgungswerke and Pensionskassen”.It added that many of the mooted changes had already been implemented in the Dutch market, and said it wanted to bring this know-how to Germany.last_img read more

Noosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market

first_imgThis penthouse at 11/37 Hastings St, Noosa Heads, is about to hit the market. ARGUABLY one of the best beachfront apartments on the east coast of Australia is about to hit the market, just two years after it last changed hands.The penthouse in the prestigious La Mer complex on Hastings Street in Noosa Heads sold for $7.2 million in October 2018, but is expected to have a $10 million price tag this time around. Inside the apartment 11/37 Hastings St, Noosa Heads.The three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment at 11/37 Hastings Street has a private rooftop terrace and direct access to the pool and Noosa’s main beach.The unit rents out for a cool $2595 a night over Christmas and $1240 a night in the low season. This apartment at 11/37 Hastings St, Noosa Heads, last sold for $7.2m in 2018.There are only nine apartments in the complex.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa unit prices hit new record high as region booms: REIQ8 hours agoThe most recent sale in La Mer was last year, when a three-bedroom apartment sold for $6.1 million. The view from the apartment in La Mer, Hastings St, Noosa Heads.The Noosa apartment record was set earlier this year when the penthouse in the Noosa Court block at 55 Hastings Street sold for a whopping $14 million.One can only dream.last_img read more

Woman, 50, granted right to die after complaining she’s ‘lost her sparkle’

first_imgITV News 2 December 2015A judge has granted a 50-year-old woman who fears being “poor, ugly or old” the right to die after she complained she had “lost her sparkle”.The woman, known only as C, destroyed her kidneys after trying to kill herself by taking an overdose when she found out she had breast cancer.As a result she needs dialysis but refuses to undergo further treatment even though there is a high chance she will live.Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.One of her daughters told the Court of Protection the most important thing to her mother, who was described as “impulsive” and “self-centred”, was her “sparkly lifestyle”.A judge was asked by King’s College Hospital NHS Trust to decide if C had the mental capacity to refuse treatment.And in a controversial decision, which Mr Justice MacDonald said many people may be “horrified” by, he ruled in her favour.http://www.itv.com/news/2015-12-02/woman-50-granted-right-to-die-after-complaining-shes-lost-her-sparkle/last_img read more

Chelsea in transfer talks to sign Germany wonderkid

first_imgChelsea are in talks to sign Germany sensation Armel Bella-Kotchap. The 18-year-old defender has lit up Bundesliga 2 since signing his first senior contract with VfL Bochum in March last year. Chelsea are leading the race to sign Germany sensation Armel Bella-Kotchap After just eight league appearances this season, the Germany U18 international is now worth £6.5million after several stand-out performances. And SunSport understands Chelsea are leading the way to sign Bella-Kotchap having already made contact with the player’s representatives ahead of a potential summer switch. Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham, Barcelona and Real Madrid are also keeping tabs on the situation with the Paris-born teenager. Wolves and Sheffield United are interested as well.Advertisement Bella-Kotchap has recently signed a new deal with VfL Bochum until 2024, but the German club are willing to listen to offers for their prized asset. Read Also: Pulisic hands Lampard huge injury boost as Chelsea ace speaks on return Chelsea meanwhile have also registered an interest in Turkish goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir as they continue to make plans to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga. But they face a battle to keep hold of their own prize asset, with Manchester City eyeing a move for Scottish wonderkid Billy Gilmour. The 18-year-old impressed with his poised, all-action performance for the Blues against Liverpool on Tuesday night at Stamford Bridge. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?6 Best 90’s Action Movies From Your ChildhoodTop 10 Female Stars Everyone Had A Crush On In The 90slast_img read more

Artz becomes fifth different IMCA RaceSaver winner at I-90

first_imgBy Steve ZwemkeHARTFORD, S.D. (June 13) – T.J. Artz sped to his first career feature win Saturday night at I-90 Speedway, leading all 20 laps of the Coffee Cup IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car main event.Casey Abbas gradually reeled Artz in over the first half of the race and then spent the second half throwing everything his way but the kitchen sink.Abbas tried high and low while Artz held to the low groove to outduel has challenger. Though the RaceSaver sprint cars are new to I-90 Speedway this year, there has been no predicting a winner as Artz is the fifth different in as many weeks of racing.last_img read more

Police probe Usain Bolt’s birthday party

first_imgRelatedPosts 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 Police in Jamaica have launched a probe into Usain Bolt’s party, as confirmed by the nation’s Prime Minister, Andrew Holness.“These matters are all being thoroughly investigated and the police will give a report on these matters in near future,” Holness said. Bolt was seen dancing with fellow revellers at the party as well as washing his hands and face with champagne.Bolt tested positive for coronavirus less than a week after his controversial birthday party, which is now under investigation from the police.The eight-time Olympic gold medallist was thrown a surprise celebratory bash in his native Jamaica last Friday, in honour of his 34th birthday.There is currently a rule in place in Jamaica which prohibits more than 20 people gathering at one time.Bolt’s party appeared to exceed that number while guests failed to adhere to social distancing guidelines or wear face masks. Following the celebration, which was arranged by Bolt’s girlfriend, Kasi Bennett, the former sprint athlete revealed he had taken a coronavirus test before isolating.“I did a test on Saturday, because I have work,” Bolt said. “I’m trying to be responsible, so I’m gonna stay in and stay here for my friends.”But his efforts to avoid COVID-19 were to no avail after his agent, Ricky Simms, revealed he had returned a positive result.Tags: Andrew HolnessCOVID-19Kasi BennettPolice ProbeUsain Boltlast_img read more