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  • Pilgrim pipeline a disaster in waiting

    first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Storage of oil tankers in the Adirondacks is being fought. Global’s heating facility has been rejected by the state Court of Appeals. Now for the main event: Pilgrim Pipeline Holdings’ application for a 150-mile tar sand crude oil pipeline. It will follow the right-of-way on the state Thruway from Albany south.The process has taken years at a rate of speed resembling a sloth. But that’s good. Scores of oil-industry lawyers are waiting to pounce on a misguided rush to judgment. Dot all the “i’s,” and cross the “t’s.”The state Department of Environmental Conservation must protect the Catskill and Delaware aqueducts. They supply water to metropolitan New York. The pipeline will be buried on top of them. Pilgrim’s right to free trade must be weighed against the possible effects a spill would have on the city. Millions could be put at risk. The aqueduct would have to be replaced, and the economy would be hit hard.A cracked weld, an earthquake, human error regulating pressure in the line — all could cause a disaster. No matter how remote the possibility, these risks outweigh Pilgrim’s right for profits. Reject the permit. Like the destructive impact of a meteor, it only takes once.George HebertCohoesMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Cuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccinelast_img read more

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  • Retail Chester draws the punters

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  • COVID-19: Indonesian embassies ramp up efforts to help citizens abroad

    first_imgIndonesians diplomatic missions are ramping up efforts to help citizens abroad who are facing hardship amid the stringent measures imposed by many countries in the battle against COVID-19.For the last few days several embassies have been actively delivering aid to isolated citizens or those whose livelihoods have been disrupted as a result of the policies of the countries they live in.In Australia, for instance, the Indonesian Consulate General in Sydney has delivered aid packages to 210 Indonesians with Work and Holiday Visas (WHV) who have lost their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. As of Tuesday, the embassy had delivered 860 packages of aid to the affected Indonesian citizens.“Aside from food supplies, they [Indonesians] also asked for aid to cover their residential costs and one-way tickets to return to Indonesia as companies in Kuwait are also facing hardships amid this crisis,” the statement said.Read also: COVID-19: Indonesian mission in Turkey offers virtual assistance to diasporaIn Egypt, the Indonesian Embassy in Cairo is monitoring more than 7,500 Indonesian students, of whom more than 1,400 have notified the embassy that they need assistance amid the pandemic.COVID-19 has forced the students to halt their part-time jobs. In addition, many of the students’ families in Indonesia also faced financial struggles that made providing financial support for the students a challenge.The embassy has, so far, delivered 210 packages of staple foods to the students.“The next phase is to begin soon,” said Indonesian Ambassador to Egypt Helmy Fauzy in a press release on Monday, adding that the embassy would also provide personal protective equipment for them.In Malaysia, Indonesians who lived in red zones such as in Selangor, for instance, had also received a total of 600 packages of aid on Monday.The Malaysian government has been isolating seven villages in Hulu Langat – a district 30 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur, where 500 Indonesian nationals live – since March 30 after 71 cases of COVID-19 were found in the area.”The team [from the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur] managed to enter the red zone of Hulu Langat in Selangor after trying for the last three weeks [to get through],” said Soeharyo Tri Sasongko, the embassy’s first secretary in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday as quoted by antaranews.com.Soeharyo said the convoy carrying the supplies had to face at least seven checkpoints and roadblocks before it finally arrived at the location. The supplies were then transferred to Malaysian authorities’ vehicles as they only allowed people wearing hazmat suits to enter the area.Topics : The packages consisted of staple foods such as rice, cooking oil, eggs, sugar, milk, instant noodles and hand sanitizer – all of which are now scarce in Australia. They were delivered to three states – New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia – Indonesian Consul General in Sydney Heru Subolo said in a statement on Thursday.Heru explained that the aid aimed to help Indonesians who were affected by the physical distancing policy. He also suggested they arrange for their return to Indonesia if they thought it was too difficult to maintain their livelihoods over the next six months.The Indonesian Embassy in Kuwait City, the capital of Kuwait, said on Wednesday that it had been receiving reports from Indonesian citizens starting to face difficulties. The embassy received about 240 reports on April 2, but the number rose to 1,700 on Tuesday.The embassy said in a statement on Wednesday that most Indonesian citizens were concentrated in Sharq, Jahra, Fahaheel, Abu Halifa and Kuwait City, as well as Jleeb and Mahboulla – the two areas that are currently under regional lockdown as authorities in Kuwait have found a significant increase in confirmed cases there.last_img read more

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  • Formula One adds four races to 2020 calendar, but China cut

    first_imgFour Grand Prix races, in Turkey, Bahrain (two) and Abu Dhabi, have been added to the 2020 Formula One calendar, but the postponed Chinese GP has been cancelled, F1 organizers announced Tuesday.The addition of the four races and cutting of the Chinese Grand Prix brings the race total to 17 for the season.”We can confirm that Turkey, Bahrain [hosting two races], and Abu Dhabi will be part of the revised season and want to express our thanks to the hard work of all our promoters and partners in making this 17-race season possible,” organizers said in a statement. Topics : “While we want to see as many fans as possible return as soon as it is safe to do so, our priority remains the safety of the Formula 1 community and the communities we visit, and we review fan access on this basis.”Due to the ongoing fluidity of the COVID-19 pandemic we continue to maintain close dialogue with all promoters and local authorities to ensure we operate in the safest way possible and monitor each national situation closely – including travel restrictions and local health procedures.”Chase Carey, chairman and CEO of Formula 1, said this year had “presented Formula 1 and the world with an unprecedented challenge”.”While we are all disappointed that we have not been able to return to some of our planned races this year we are confident our season has started well and will continue to deliver plenty of excitement with traditional, as well as new, races that will entertain all our fans.”center_img Formula One returns to Turkey for the first time since 2011, with the Turkish Grand Prix to be run at Istanbul Park on November 15.That is followed by a back-to-back double header in Bahrain, with the Bahrain Grand Prix on November 26 and the Sakhir Grand Prix on December 6.The season-concluding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will take place at the Yas Marina Circuit on December 13.Formula One organizers added that “a number of races in the revised 2020 season will be open to a limited number of fans, including hospitality, and we are working with each promoter to finalize the details”.last_img read more

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  • Help your date break a bad habit

    first_img Share Share LifestyleRelationships Help your date break a bad habit by: – January 17, 2012 Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share 68 Views   no discussions Maybe it’s a New Year’s resolution, or maybe motivation came in the form of some shocking bathing-suit pictures from a recent beach vacation, or maybe it’s “just time” — whatever the reason, the person you’ve just started dating is trying hard to break a bad habit. Of course, when you’re first smitten with someone new, you want to do everything you can to help — but you also don’t want to overstep the bounds of what’s appropriate during the early stages of dating. Here are some key rules for helping somebody through a struggle without making it your own:Talk about the temptation Even someone with the best intentions to overcome a bad habit won’t be 100% successful at it right away. Many goal-setters feel so guilty over a slip-up that they go right back to the bad habit, figuring they’re failures. One of the best things you can do is start an actual conversation about how the process is going — slip-ups and all — while you act as a non-judgmental listener.For example, if your date confesses to lighting up after being smokeless for a week, nod sympathetically — and acknowledge how hard it is to quit. What you don’t want to do is get critical or preachy (“You should try the nicotine gum!”). That will only make your date feel defensive and judged, neither of which helps. Explains Jeff of Miami: “When I told my date that I wanted to drop about 10 pounds, that didn’t mean I wanted my hand slapped if I tried to steal a French fry off anyone’s plate. It just made me feel as if I had no self-control — and feel more than a little mad at my date for pointing it out!” Get with the program In a successful habit-kicking campaign, your date will let you know what will help — and what won’t. So get behind that effort rather than imposing your own. Consider this story from Jesse from Baltimore: “A couple of years ago, I had just started dating my now-partner, Frank. He thought he was drinking too much caffeine and decided to go ‘cold turkey.’ I didn’t see why he had to go totally without versus just tapering off some, but I trusted him to do what would work for him. Let me tell you, we spent a lot more time at the gym together after that.” The lesson here is let your date problem-solve. Follow his or her lead. Acknowledge and applaud any and all progress that’s made. In other words, avoid being bossy or controlling. After all, the person needs to conquer the bad habit on his or her own terms — you’re not a couple yet, so this isn’t a team effort. Trying too hard to get your date to do it your way will create resentment.Don’t be part of the problem When a person is trying to kick a bad habit, the world is filled with temptations. You don’t have to change your personal approach for a new partner, but if you do really want to help him or her, make sure you’re not sending mixed messages: inviting a person out to a smoky pub doesn’t exactly say, “I support your decision to quit smoking.” So when you’re planning time together, consider locations and times that will support your new sweetie’s best habit-kicking efforts. Remember that your own choices can help make it easier (or harder) for your companion to make this positive life change and achieve his or her goals. Go out to a tea room instead of a Starbucks if your date wants to drink less coffee; if your date wants to shape up, follow the lead of David, of Portland, ME: “I got a guidebook to the hiking trails in our area for my date’s birthday, and offered to explore them as a couple on the weekends — it was terrific for our health and for our relationship!”Obviously, while it’s not your job to protect this person from all the things that could sabotage the goal, at least you don’t have to actively tempt your honey yourself. It doesn’t guarantee you two will go the distance, but if you do, your thoughtfulness and support during this challenging time will deepen your bond. Anything that does that is a good habit to get into.By Annie Dennison, Ph.D.YAHOO Dating Tips and Advicelast_img read more

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  • Bulldogs Defeat Indians In Freshman Basketball

    first_imgThe Batesville Freshman Boys Basketball team bounced back from a loss on Monday by defeating the visiting Milan Indians Thursday night 37-29.After being down 9-3 entering the 2nd quarter, The Dogs had a strong final 3 quarters and came out on top 37-29. Outrebounding the Indians in the second half was key to the Batesville win.Jayden Beal lead all scorers with 17 points and was 8 of 10 from the free throw line. Sam Wade provided a nice spark off the bench for the dogs who improve to 2-5 on the season.The Bulldogs are in action again at home on Saturday for the Bulldog Invitational.​Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Michael Lanning.last_img read more

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  • Lee County Speedway opens Saturday with Calvin Meyer benefit

    first_imgDONNELLSON, Iowa – Opening night for all five weekly IMCA divisions, along with a special visit to Lee County Speedway in Donnellson by the Sprint Invaders has been moved to Saturday, April 5 The show originally scheduled for Friday night begins with hot laps at 5:15 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m. IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds race for $500 to win and a minimum of $100 to start. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods now race for $350 to win, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $250 and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $150. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, Allstar Performance State and local track points will be awarded. There is no registration or entry fee for any division. The show is sponsored by Farmington Tax & Accounting and Armstrong Small Engine Repair featuring Mahindra Tractors. A benefit for Calvin Meyer will also be held on Saturday.Meyer was diagnosed with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia last month. He was transferred to Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., and will be hospitalized several months to receive five different types of chemotherapy.His hospital stay will be followed by several trips to Barnes for outpatient treatment for this rare cancer that is in his t-cells, lymph nodes and blood. Calvin, his wife Annie and two-year old daughter Ella live in Warsaw, Ill. This benefit will help to pay for medical and travel expenses for Calvin’s treatment. “I’ve been going to the races with my parents since I was born. I traveled around with three uncles who raced throughout central Illinois as a kid,” he said. “When I was 10, I started going to the races at Donnellson every week. I went several seasons without ever missing a race. Once I got my drivers license, I went to Donnellson, 34 Raceway and Quincy weekly.”“The year before I married my wonderful wife, we went to 107 races at 22 tracks in one season. My favorite driver, who is also my best friend, is Jim Gillenwater in the no. 10 Modified,” Meyer continued. “I help him on his car when I can and when we aren’t racing we are fishing catfish tournaments throughout the Midwest.”This is Gillenwater’s farewell season and he is donating his winnings to five different causes this year. One sponsor, St. Louis Gear, is donating to St. Jude’s Childrens Research. Another sponsor, Conn Communications, is donating to the International Polio Rotary Association. Midwest Coins is donating to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America. Pit Lane with Dave Jones is donating winnings to the Keokuk Athletic Boosters. Gillenwater is also donating his portion to the American Lung Association.“It’s good to call him a friend,” said Meyer, whose wife will be in attendance Saturday night at Donnellson. There is also a bar crawl that evening that the racers and fans can catch up with after the races.last_img read more

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  • Taylor named goalkeeping coach

    first_img Press Association Taylor, who hopes to find a club for the forthcoming season, added: “I am thrilled to be given this opportunity to become involved with the squad. “I always enjoyed playing for Northern Ireland and to now have the chance to come in and work with the goalkeepers for the remaining five games in the World Cup qualifying campaign is just fantastic.” Taylor made 88 appearances for his country between 1999 and 2011 and replaces Tommy Wright, who has taken over at St Johnstone. “I am delighted that Maik has agreed to take on the role of goalkeeping coach for the senior squad for the remainder of the World Cup qualifying campaign; he is a truly excellent professional and his experience will be invaluable in ensuring that our goalkeepers are well prepared and in the right frame of mind,” manager Michael O’Neill said of the 41-year-old. center_img Former Northern Ireland goalkeeper Maik Taylor has been appointed as the national side’s new goalkeeping coach.last_img read more

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  • AVB denies Alex is close to joining QPR

    first_imgChelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has denied reports his club are close to agreeing a deal with QPR for Alex.The Brazilian defender was recently transfer-listed by the Blues and looks certain to leave Stamford Bridge before the transfer window closes.He is among a number of centre-backs being considered by QPR, but Villas-Boas played down suggestions that the player’s move to Loftus Road is imminent.AdChoices广告“There have been ongoing talks,” he said.“Alex has generated interest from a lot of clubs. But an offer that is acceptable? Not yet.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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  • Munster disappoint in home loss to Clermont

    first_imgFritz Lee and Wesley Fofanna scored the first half tries for the French visitors.Meanwhile, two unbeaten records collide in Pool 2 of this afternoon. Leinster have made the trip to The Stoop to face Harlequins, with both sides having won their first two pool games.  Kick off at The Stoop is at 3.15. Before that, Castres entertain Wasps, with that one kicking off at 1. There’s action in Ulster’s Pool 3 as well today, with Leicester entertaining reigning European champions Toulon. Last night, Ulster got back on track in that pool, with a 24-9 home win over the Scarlets.In Pool 4 this afternoon, Glasgow Warriors go to Toulouse. And in the Munster Junior League Clonmel are away to Waterpark in Division 1.In Division 2 Clanwilliam go to Abbeyfeale, while Thurles host Newport in a Tipperary derby.All of those games kick off at 2:30.last_img read more

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