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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

  • Murder suspect accused of eating victim deemed competent for trial

    first_imgJeffersonville, In. — A psychiatrist says an Indiana man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts of her body is mentally competent for trial, but his attorneys want to talk to him first.The News and Tribune reports a psychiatrist at Logansport State Hospital said in a letter filed with Clark County Circuit Court that Joseph Oberhansley’s competency has been restored since he was committed there last October.Prosecutors allege Oberhansley broke into the Jeffersonville home of 46-year-old Tammy Jo Blanton in September 2014, and that he raped her, fatally stabbed her and ate parts of her body.During a hearing Thursday, Oberhansley’s attorneys requested a month to talk with him and form an opinion on his competency. Judge Vicki Carmichael scheduled a Sept. 21 trial to discuss the matter.(Associated Press)last_img read more

  • Milner set to sign new City deal

    first_img Milner’s future had been the subject of speculation due to his lack of starts last season but his prominence this term – starting 13 times – appears to have changed that. The development comes after goalkeeper Joe Hart admitted this week he was also ready to sign fresh terms. Pellegrini said: “Milner, I hope that he will sign also. We will see, same as Joe, in the next days. “I don’t know how many days before we can have this as official news but I suppose that also he will sign and continue here because he also wants to stay.” Pellegrini first revealed that a deal with Hart was close a week ago but he could not confirm when anything would be finalised. The Chilean, speaking at a press conference to preview this weekend’s game at Leicester, said: “It is very close, I suppose. “As you know, Joe wants to stay here. We also want him to be our goalkeeper so I hope it will be ready as soon as possible. I don’t think that we are going to have any problems.” Pellegrini also had no news on a possible new deal for Frank Lampard, whose loan deal from sister club New York City expires at the end of the month. The former England midfielder has proved a success in his short stint at City, leading to speculation his stay could be prolonged to cover Yaya Toure’s involvement in the African Nations Cup. But, once again, Pellegrini would say nothing beyond the fact the matter would be looked at sometime in December. He said: “I said during December. For the moment, no (news).” Press Association Manchester City midfielder James Milner is poised to sign a new contract at the Etihad Stadium, manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed. The England international, who joined City from Aston Villa for £26million in 2010, is in the final year of his current deal. The 28-year-old has played a prominent role for the Barclays Premier League champions in the first half of the season, featuring in all but two of their 24 games in all competitions. last_img read more

  • Half-time: Chelsea 1 Tottenham 0

    first_imgCaptain John Terry gave Chelsea the lead in the Capital One Cup final with a goal on the stroke of half-time.The Blues skipper reacted quickest after Spurs had failed to clear a Willian free-kick, his close-range effort taking a deflection on its way in.And only Hugo Lloris prevented Chelsea scoring a second a minute later as he made a good save from Gary Cahill’s header.Earlier, Christian Eriksen had gone closest for Tottenham as he struck the crossbar with a ninth-minute free-kick.Chelsea dominated possession early on, Branislav Ivanovic nodding into the side netting, but Tottenham came to life after they hit the woodwork.Harry Kane’s tame low effort was comfortably fielded by Petr Cech, who later gathered a scuffed Eriksen shot.After a high-tempo start, the game became slightly scrappy with Eric Dier going in the book for a foul on Diego Costa.But as the break loomed, Spurs made a mess of Willian’s delivery and Terry drilled home, with Cahill forcing a save from Lloris shortly afterwards.Blues boss Jose Mourinho sprung a surprise ahead of kick-off by opting for Kurt Zouma to start in central midfield, in place of the suspended Nemanja Matic.Cesc Fabregas was named in the three to play behind Diego Costa, while Cech got the nod ahead of Thibaut Courtois in goal. Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Zouma, Ramires; Willian, Fabregas, Hazard; Costa. Subs: Courtois, Filipe Luis, Ake, Oscar, Cuadrado, Drogba, Remy. Tottenham: Lloris; Walker, Dier, Vertonghen, Rose; Bentaleb, Mason; Townsend, Eriksen, Chadli; Kane. Subs: Vorm, Davies, Fazio, Dembele, Stambouli, Lamela, Saldado. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

  • Hall of Famers to NFL: Pay up or stuff your jackets and rings

    first_imgNFL commissioner Roger Goodell received a letter Tuesday that likely occasioned the spit-take heard ’round the National Football League.The letter was from — no, not Colin Kaepernick’s attorney — but a consortium of NFL Hall of Famers, ESPN reported. Penned by Eric Dickerson, chairman of the newly formed Hall of Fame Board, it was signed by 19 players and the widow of Hall of Famer Reggie White. Copies were sent to DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, and the …last_img read more

  • South Africa shines in Dakar Rally

    first_img17 January 2012 ‘An unforgettable experience’ “I’ve watched the Dakar Rally on television for many years and it’s always been my dream to compete in this great race. It has been a privilege and an unforgettable experience. It marked the third time the pair has finished on the podium in the Dakar. Previously, they won the event in 2009 and finished as runners-up in 2010. Theirs was also the first petrol-powered vehicle to make it onto the podium since 2009. “Francois did a great job of keeping us on the route, which was a difficult task with our having to find hidden way points each day. This has been almost a life-changing experience and I can’t wait to come back and do it all again.” First, second and thirdOf the many cars that adhered to this future Dakar specification, referred to as class T1.5 in the paddock, the South Africans finished first, second and third, a most encouraging result. Duncan Vos and Rob Howie, competing in the event for the first time, claimed eleventh place, while the Team Overdrive South African Hilux of Lucio Alvarez and Andy Graue ended in sixth position. Johannesburg property developer Corbett and Pretoria businessman Jordaan finished their first attempt on the Dakar Rally in 24th place overall. It is interesting to note that the Imperial Toyota Hallspeed Hiluxes are built for the South African ABSA off-road national championship and their engines are restricted in accordance to regulations that have been accepted internationally, including for the Dakar as from 2013. Team Imperial Toyota continued South Africa’s fine tradition in the Dakar Rally which finished in Lima, Peru on Sunday, with a remarkable performance for a first-time outfit. There was also a strong finish for the Toyota-powered buggy of Mark Corbett and Francois Jordaan. ‘We did it!’“We did it! 3rd place podium! Great team effort, and unbreakable Toyota!” wrote De Villiers on Twitter. OVERALL STANDINGS Corbett and Jordaan competed in the two-wheel drive class of the top T1 car category and were classified fourth in the class and third among the petrol-engined cars. For Alfie Cox, the 2012 race was forgettable. His Volvo XC60RR burnt out on the first stage. However, it was the tried-and-tested combination of Giniel de Villiers and his German co-driver, Dirk von Zitzewitz, which led the way, finishing third overall after an impressive showing in very difficult and testing conditions through Argentina, Chile and Peru. “Words like relentless, gruelling, tough and tenacity take on a whole new meaning on the Dakar,” said a delighted Corbett at the finish in the Plaza de Armas in Lima. Darryl Curtis was the leading South African in the motorbike category, finishing in 22nd place on his KTM 450 Replica. Greg Raaf placed 83rd, while Neil Scott-Williams and Iain Stevenson failed to finish. 1 Stephane Peterhansel/Jean-Paul Cottret (Mini) 38h 54m 50s2 Nani Roma/Michel Perin (Mini) 39h 36m 46s3 Giniel de Villiers/Dirk von Zitzewitz (Toyota) 40h 08m 15s4 Leonid Novitskiy/Andreas Schulz (Mini) 41h 06m 40s5 Robby Gordon/Johnny Campbell (Hummer) 41h 11m 39s6 Lucio Alvarez/Bernardo Graue (Toyota) 43h 00m 28s7 Carlos Sousa/Jean-Pierre Gracion (Great Wall) 43h 25m 10s8 Ricardo Leal Dos Santos/Paulo Fiuza (Mini) 43h 58m 04s9 Bernhard Ten Brinke/Matthieu Baumel (Mitsub) 44h 06m 04s10 Krzysztof Holowczyz/Jean-Marc Fortin (Mini) 45h 54m 24s11 Duncan Vos/Rob Howie (Toyota) 46h 03m 17s “To finish the Dakar is an achievement all on its own, but to do so in our own car with our own support team is something of which I am immensely proud. We couldn’t have done it without our wonderful back-up crew, which included my father, Ernest, and mother, Gaye. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

  • Bafana top group after win over Mozambique

    first_img13 January 2014Bafana Bafana are top of Group A in the African Nations Championship (Chan) after opening the tournament with a 3-1 victory over Mozambique in front of a big crowd at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday evening.‘They gave us a battle’“They gave us a battle today, they gave us a good fight,” Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund said after the match.“In my humble opinion, I think we were far the better team on the day. We scored some lovely goals and we had full control of the match for 90 minutes.”The Mambas had taken a shock 11th minute lead against the run of play after Diogo Alberto’s shot from outside of the box deflected off Thato Mokeke and caught South African captain and goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune going the other way.EqualiserThe hosts, though, dictated the pace of the game and drew level when Sibusiso Vilakazi went down in the box and the referee pointed to the spot. Bernard Parker made no mistake and the teams were level after half-an-hour.Early in the second half, Hlompho Kekana struck a stunning, powerful long distance shot from about 35 metres out that rocketed into the top of the net to put South Africa ahead. The goalkeeper was totally deceived by the swerving ball, diving towards his left-hand post as it flew by him to his right.Parker made it 3-1 with his 21st international goal coming after a good build-up ended with a pass from Siphiwe Tshabalala, which gave him time to fire off a strong left-footed shot from the left into the back of the net.‘A good day for football’“This is a good day for football, and I am very happy after this fine performance by the team,” President Jacob Zuma, who attended the game, said in a statement afterwards.“You showed a lot of character by coming back to not only to equalise but to go on and score two goals. This is the mark of a good team,” Zuma said. “I hope you grow from strength to strength.”‘Disappointing’South African captain Itumeleng Khune said after the contest: “It was really disappointing to have conceded a goal of that nature. The pitch was wet, so when the ball took a wicked deflection I slipped and it went in. But the players showed leadership by telling me to keep my head high because the goal came early and unexpectedly.“We all showed a lot of character to come back from that point to emerge victorious,” Khune said. “Now we need to build from there when we go into our next match, which is also crucial as a win should almost guarantee us passage to the next round.”‘Very confident’Man of the match and two-goal hero Bernard Parker echoed Khune’s words, saying: “Winning the first game of the tournament gives us a chance to proceed and qualify for the next round. We feel very confident from this victory, but it was a wake-up call for us because we started a bit slow and the positive result is a good motivation for the next game.“We need to continue with the mental steel we have, where we fight and compete when we are down,” Parker added. “The win has lifted some weight off our shoulders and we can face the next match in a more relaxed mood, but we are aware that this is just the beginning and a lot of work needs to be done so we can go all the way.”Next matchBafana Bafana next face Mali, who defeated Nigeria 2-1 in their opening encounter. They meet at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday at 17:00. The clash between Mozambique and Nigeria follows at 20:00.last_img read more