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  • Limit use of AR-15s to shooting ranges

    first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Why are AR-15s available for sale? Because some people want to have fun. Deer hunters don’t use them. Rabbit hunters don’t use them. Bird hunters don’t use them. Only people-hunters use them outside of shooting ranges. They’re available for sale just so these few people can have some fun.I’m not against fun. I’m against stupidity and senseless slaughter. Fun-seekers should be able to buy this type of weapon with the following conditions: The weapon is to be delivered by the seller to a licensed shooting range. The security of the weapon is the responsibility of the range owner. The owner of the weapon can have all the fun he wants at the range. If he moves, the range owner must transfer the weapon to another licensed range.This way, even wackos can own assault weapons without infringing on Second Amendment rights or endangering the public.Firearm sellers who profit from the commerce of these weapons must be required to document each transaction with both fingerprints and pictures and be responsible for transfer to licensed ranges.I suggest that doing something beats doing nothing. We have been great at doing nothing.Frank ElflandCharlton More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Police: Schenectady woman tried to take car in Clifton Park hours after arrest, release in prior the…EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

  • Former spy chief reported to police for alleged defamation of national emblem designer

    first_imgSultan Hamid II was the seventh sultan of the Pontianak Qadriyah Sultanate in West Kalimantan.According to, Hamid was crowned Sultan in October 1945, shortly after Indonesia’s Independence Day. A year later, he was appointed a special aide of Dutch Queen Wilhelmina.In 1950, Hamid won the national emblem competition. After some revision, his design was used as the official national emblem of the Republic of the United States of Indonesia (RIS) on Feb. 11, 1950, and it is still used until now.However, shortly after in April 1950, he was arrested for allegedly ordering two Dutch military officers to assassinate three RIS officials. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 1953 but was released five years later. Topics : In March 1962, he was arrested again for alleged treason and founding the Vrijwillige Ondergrondsche Corps (VOC), an underground organization that had allegedly planned a coup against President Sukarno.Read also: 2 years sought for Medan woman who tried to recover debt from police officer’s wifeHendropriyono was reported by the prince of the Pontianak Sultanate, Syarif Mahmud Alkadrie, who recently proposed that Hamid be officially named a national hero for his contribution to the founding of RIS and the design of the national emblem.The prince reported Hendropriyono for a recent YouTube video published by the Agama Akal TV channel, where he could be heard calling Hamid a traitor who did not deserve a national hero title.Hendropriyono also accused Hamid of being unhappy when Indonesia went back to the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia (NKRI) in 1950 after the RIS system collapsed.”In 1950, the people wanted Indonesia to be a unitary state, but he was not happy. He wanted the country to remain a federal state,” Hendropriyono said in the video.Donny said investigators were planning to question several expert witnesses in the case.”We asked several expert witnesses to give their opinions on the case, such as Indonesian language experts, history experts and Electronic Information and Transactions [ITE] Law experts,” he said. (nal)center_img Retired army general and former State Intelligence Agency (BIN) chief AM Hendropriyono has been reported to the West Kalimantan Police for allegedly defaming Sultan Hamid II, the designer of Indonesia’s national emblem, the Garuda Pancasila.West Kalimantan Police Spokesperson Sr. Comr. Donny Charles Go said he had issued a summons letter for Hendropriyono.”We’re still investigating the case. We sent him a summons letter, but his lawyer has requested a reschedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Donny said on Thursday as reported by read more

  • Friday people roundup [updated]

    first_imgUBS Global Asset Management – Peter Cazalet has been appointed executive director of UK business development, focusing on the local pensions market. He joins from JP Morgan, where, for more than 19 years, he held a number of client and business development roles. Before then, was a director at SG Warburg investment bank and director of broking firm Hoare Govett.Morningstar Switzerland – Stefano Petracca has been appointed chief executive at Morningstar Switzerland, while Frédéric Vallé is now head of business development for the region. Both appointments are effective immediately. Petracca, who joined in 2005, replaces Mark Roomans, who Morningstar named chief executive for Morningstar UK in January. Vallé joined in 2010.Cording Real Estate Group – Ewan Montgomery has been appointed director of investment in London. He joins from Aberdeen Asset Management, where he was a property fund director with responsibility for two mixed portfolios across the UK. He has also worked for CBRE in London. PGGM, PwC Netherlands, JP Morgan Asset Management, UBS Global Asset Management, Morningstar Switzerland, Cording Real Estate GroupPGGM – Evalinde Eelens, senior multi-client investment strategist at the €188bn asset manager PGGM, has been appointed CIO for the pension plans in Europe, the Middle East and Africa of confectionary company Mars as of 1 June. She joined PGGM in 2014, when the asset manager took over A&O Services, the pensions provider for the industry-wide scheme for painters and decorators, where Eelens was a senior investment strategist at the time. At Mars, Eelens is to replace Fred Nieuwland, appointed CIO of the company’s global pension plans, with €14bn in assets, in February.PwC – The Dutch branch of accountancy PwC has appointed an external supervisory board (RvC). The board will include Jan Maarten de Jong (chairman), Nout Wellink (vice-chairman and former president at Dutch regulator DNB), Naomi Ellemers, Frits Oldenburg, Cees van Rijn and former state secretary for economic affairs and MEP Yvonne van Rooy. The RvC said it wanted to attract a seventh, and female, member with broad experience of governance. The new board will also supervise tax, human resources and advice at PwC. Until recently, a representation of the company’s partners oversaw supervision at the company. The RvC members have been appointed for four-year terms.JP Morgan Asset Management – John Stainsby is leaving JP Morgan, where he has been head of the UK institutional team since the beginning of 2012, having held other roles at the investment bank before that. JP Morgan’s European head of institutional Christoph von Reiche will assume daily management of the team while he seeks a replacement, the bank said.last_img read more

  • AbbVie relocates Dutch pension fund to Belgium

    first_imgAbbVie is the first named participant in Aon Hewitt’s Brussels-based vehicle.The consultancy said another scheme had also joined, and that four pension funds were awaiting supervisory approval.Hans Rekker, client executive at Aon Hewitt, said AbbVie opted for the Belgian scheme due to the flexibility of its policy on investment and contributions.United Pensions, with two-thirds of its portfolio invested in fixed income, is less defensive than the Abbott scheme, which had an 80% fixed income allocation at the end of 2014.Belgian legislation offers pension funds more leeway for indexation, which can be granted at a funding ratio of 100%.As a result, the AbbVie scheme was able to give its participants a one-off 3% inflation compensation as part of the rights transfer.This boosted the coverage of the scheme to 115%, approximately 10 percentage points higher than under the Dutch rules.An increasing number of multinational companies, including Aon, BP and DuPont, is considering relocating their Dutch pensions to Belgium.In some cases, however, ‘work councils’ (ORs) are resisting such move due to governance and regulation concerns.The Dutch pension funds of clearinghouse Euroclear and pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson are among schemes that have been relocated to Belgium successfully. Pharmaceutical company AbbVie has moved its Dutch pensions to Belgium, where they have been placed with United Pensions OFP, the multi-scheme vehicle run by Aon Hewitt.Both players confirmed that the €40m of pension assets of AbbVie’s 600 former participants and pensioners were transferred to the United Pensions OFP at the end of last year.Pensions accrual for its 325 active participants has been taking place at the Belgian multi-scheme since the start of 2015.Until then, their pensions were housed at Pension Fund Abbott, the scheme of the former parent company, which was divided into medical product company Abbott and drug manufacturer AbbVie in 2011.last_img read more

  • Fan of dolphins? This Gold Coast mansion could be your dream home

    first_imgThe views from the main bedroom’s ensuite are very spectacular!Owners Melinda and Rob Patterson said the house was in the best position Sovereign Island had to offer and was a “luxury home that presents as new”. 33 Knightsbridge Pde West, Sovereign Islands, is on the market with a $6.7 million price tag.Uninterrupted water views are offered from numerous rooms and there’s a seemingly effortless integration between the indoors and outside. The main bedroom is a luxury suite that could easily be found in the world’s top hotels. Another highlight is the pool, which has a cabana with a daybed in the centre that is accessed by steps in the water. MORE NEWS: Three Gold Coast properties snapped up in rare triple deal The cinema is gold-class standard. Dolphins are common visitors to the backyard of this luxury mansion.THE pinnacle of the Gold Coast’s laidback yet luxurious waterfront lifestyle is on show at this Sovereign Islands mansion.With room to park 10 cars, a home cinema that would rival the local theatre, a gymnasium and resort-style pool, the five-bedroom, five-bathroom house is an all-in-one offering. The kitchen is a visual feast! MORE NEWS: Block of land on Gold Coast’s Millionaires’ Row fetches $4 million “It’s very contemporary and has been featured in Queensland Homes magazine as home of the year,” Ms Patterson said. “My favourite part is the downstairs living area looking over the pool and you can often see dolphins playing in the backyard.“It was bought as a weekender and we fell in love with the island.” Luxury at every turn.The pair loved the area so much they are spending almost $9 million to build a new house just a few doors away. “It’s what I would consider the best street with uninterrupted views, lots of sun and natural light — we love the aspect and didn’t want to lose it. “This house was too luxurious to knockdown so we are only moving 100m because we love the position that much.“We are building a home that better suits our needs because our family has grown.” The property is on the market through Ray White Sovereign Island’s Edin Kara with a $6.7 million price guide. How’s this for a daybed!More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agolast_img read more

  • Dele Alli apologises for immature coronavirus joke

    first_img Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Network’s Greatest Shows On HBO7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth10 Most Evil Female Characters In Disney Movies10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing LocationsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli has apologised to fans for posting a video to Snapchat appearing to mock an Asian man in relation to the coronavirus outbreak. Alli posted the video on Saturday, where he appeared to film a man of Asian descent, along with the caption ‘Corona whatttttt, please listen with ­volume.’ Tottenham star Dele Alli posted an insensitive video to Snapchat regarding coronavirus He then posted an apology video on Chinese social media site Weibo, saying that it’s not a subject that should be joked about. In the original video, Alli could be seen wearing a mask, while also appearing to feign a look of concern on his face. In the video he appeared to mock an Asian man and then snapped a picture of some handwashAdvertisement Loading… center_img The next part of the Snapchat story showed a bottle of handwash, accompanied by the caption: ‘This virus gunna have to be quicker than that to catch me og.’ Alli has since taken the video down, and posted an apology video to social media site Weibo Read Also: Coronavirus: Ighalo gets nod for United’s trip to face Brugge in Europa It sparked outrage, with some branding his behaviour as racist. The deadly outbreak of coronavirus in the city of Wuhan in China last month has caused travel restrictions, with almost 35,000 cases diagnosed around the world so far and over 700 deaths. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

  • Fire reported at Batesville Casket location in Tennessee

    first_imgPicture: Thunder 1320 amManchester, Tn. — Firefighters battled a fire at the Batesville Casket manufacturing facility in Manchester, Tennessee Thursday.A report from Thunder 1320 am says the Manchester Fire Department was called around 5 p.m. about the fire, believed to be in the paint shop on the second floor. Flames and heavy smoke could be seen coming from the top of the building.All employees were able to exit safely. No injuries were reported.No damage estimate is available. The cause is under investigation.last_img read more

  • Oshoala grabs brace as Barcelona women rout champions Atletico

    first_imgRelatedPosts Oshoala visits Lagos Oba Oshoala unlucky as Wolfsburg beat Barca to reach Women’s Champions League final La Liga announces fixtures as Spanish season re-start looms large Nigeria international, Asisat Oshoala, grabbed a brace as Barcelona continued their rampant start to the Women’s Primera Division season by thrashing champions Atletico Madrid 6-1 on Saturday.The Catalans had begun the campaign with a 9-1 thrashing of CD Tacon, the club absorbed by Real Madrid.But they got off to a bad start in their second home game of the season when Amanda Sampedro put Atletico in front in the second minute.Barca hit back quickly with a penalty from former Atletico player Jenni Hermoso and moved into a 4-1 lead at halftime with goals from Mariona Caldentey and Oshoala plus an own goal from Laia Aleixandri.Oshoala struck again soon after the interval then Atletico were further embarrassed by a second own goal, by Silvia Meseguer, which completed the rout.Barcelona are top with seven points from three games, while Atletico have six points.Tags: Asisat OshoalaBarcelona FClast_img read more

  • Jamie Carragher urges Liverpool to appoint Jurgen Klopp as manager

    first_img Former Borussia Dortmund boss Klopp has been waiting for the right job to come along since leaving the German giants at the end of last season. The Anfield vacancy may be tempting, and former Reds captain Carragher believes the 48-year-old would be the perfect fit. Carlo Ancelotti, the former AC Milan, Chelsea and Real Madrid manager, also has the profile that Liverpool’s US-based owners Fenway Sports Group are expected to find appealing. Carragher said: “I think with either of those coming to Liverpool, the Liverpool supporters would be ecstatic: Carlo Ancelotti a Champions League winner three times, and we know what Klopp did at Borussia Dortmund. “If it was me I would go for Klopp ahead of Ancelotti. I think he’s got more to prove. Ancelotti is a great manager of course but he’s gone to clubs where you would expect to win trophies. “It’s a difficult job now at Liverpool getting them back into the top four. Forget talking about the title. And I think it needs someone with that energy and drive to get Liverpool back to where it wants to be and I think Jurgen Klopp’s that man. “The one worry for Liverpool’s owners is: would Ancelotti or Klopp come now, in the circumstances that are at the club now, where you have the politics inside the club.” An incoming manager may want the final say on transfer policy, whereas it has been an established Liverpool pattern during Rodgers’ reign to buy up young talent and develop players. Distinctly mixed success on that front has followed, with Liverpool rarely going in for the biggest names. Carragher said the club’s owners must get the next appointment right, and suggested Rodgers should have gone sooner. Press Association Addressing the challenge facing the owners, Carragher said on Sky Sports: “They’ve made a lot of decisions since they’ve come that haven’t worked. At the moment the owners’ track record in making changes for Liverpool Football Club over the last two or three years has not been good enough. It’s miles off. “I’d have preferred them to do it (sack Rodgers) in the summer. He’s been there three and a bit years, they haven’t won a trophy and they’ve played Champions League football once, that’s not good enough for Liverpool. “Liverpool have won one Carling Cup in 10 years. “Liverpool are becoming Tottenham: they think they’re a big club but the real big clubs are not too worried about them, who they buy and what they’re going to do. That’s the situation it’s become for Liverpool, even when I was there towards the end. I’m not just blaming Brendan Rodgers and this set of players. “What are these owners of the club going to do to get Liverpool back to where they need to be, which is consistently in CL and challenging for trophies?” Arsene Wenger expects to see Rodgers back in management before long. Arsenal boss Wenger said : “I am always sad when that happens because I think he is a quality manager. “I think he was unlucky not to win the Premiership. He was the closest certainly to win the Premiership of all the managers who have been working for the club. But that’s the way it goes now and I wish him good luck. I am sure he will find a job again.” Further support for Rodgers came from his former club Swansea, where manager Garry Monk was stunned by Liverpool’s decision. “I can’t believe that. A very, very harsh decision. I don’t think he deserved that at all,” said Monk, who played under Rodgers at the south Wales club. “I can’t see who else is going to do a better job for Liverpool at this moment in time so I am sad to hear that.” Graeme Souness, who captained and managed Liverpool, said the club had fallen behind their supposed rivals, notably in the transfer market. He said: “The teams that buy the finished article are Man Utd, Chelsea and Man City, and what do they have in common? They win the Premier League.” Jamie Carragher has urged Liverpool’s owners to go out and get Jurgen Klopp after sacking manager Brendan Rodgers.last_img read more

  • Ellsworth baseball team wins sixth straight

    first_img Bio Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Sumner third baseman Cameron Nault puts the tag on Bucksport’s Chase Carmichael on Wednesday in East Sullivan. Bucksport won 17-0.(ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMS)ELLSWORTH — Things are finally clicking for the Ellsworth baseball team. After a 1-4 start, the Eagles have won their past six straight games.Ellsworth is now ranked ninth in the Class B standings.This week, Ellsworth (7-4) beat John Bapst (3-9) on Tuesday, Caribou (4-6) twice in Saturday’s doubleheader and Hermon (4-5) on Thursday.Ellsworth 11, John Bapst 1This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBrad Smith pitched a three-hitter and struck out four to lead Ellsworth past John Bapst at home on Tuesday.Conor Maguire led the Ellsworth offense with two singles. Nicholas Bagley, Mitch Domagala, Griffin Nightingale and Devin Wright added a hit apiece.Ellsworth 2, Caribou 1 and Ellsworth 2, Caribou 0 (doubleheader)Nicholas Bagley threw a complete game, scattering six hits and striking out seven to propel Ellsworth by Caribou in the first game of Saturday’s home doubleheader.Alex Braley paced Ellsworth with two singles and an RBI. Bagley, Zach McGraw and Mitch Domagala each added two singles.In the second game, Charlie Libby threw just 61 pitches to earn the complete-game win.Libby allowed just two hits and struck out three. McGraw and Domagala had two singles each for Ellsworth. Conor Maguire, Grffin Nightingale and Chris Barnes each singled.Ellsworth 10, Hermon 4Conor Maguire scattered six hits, struck out seven on the mound and posted a double and a single to lead Ellsworth to a home victory on Thursday.Avery Anderson hit a triple and two singles for Ellsworth. Griffin Nightingale tripled and singled and Nicholas Bagley singled twice.GSA 11, Orono 5George Stevens Academy (9-1) beat Orono (5-5) on Monday at home.GSA remains in first place in the Class C standings.Searsport 11, Sumner 1Searsport (7-1) notched 13 hits en route to a home win over Sumner (1-7) on Saturday.Brock Frye, Jacob Shorey and Brandon Grinnan each singled for Sumner.Orono 12, Sumner 2Orono jumped out to an early lead on Sumner en route to a home win on Friday.Bucksport 17, Sumner 0Bucksport (7-3) won at Sumner on Wednesday.Bucksport remains in second place in the Class C standings. Latest Posts Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013.center_img Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016last_img read more