Flynn ready to step in over Faso

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Much has been made about the Democratic drive to unseat Rep. John Faso in the 19th Congressional District. There are seven players vying to be on the ballot in November. That’s a wealth of possibility. But how effective and electable would each one of them be? When you look for proposals to repair the damage done by Faso and his fellows, there is only one candidate who stands out: Brian Flynn. Instead of sound bites, Flynn goes into detail, point by point, not only about what needs to be changed in Washington, but how he suggests we go about doing so.Flynn doesn’t shy away from tough questions. Asked why his company outsourced jobs when he talks about bringing jobs to New York, Flynn’s answer was unambiguous: Railway infrastructure near his manufacturing plant was nonexistent and getting products to market was difficult. Outsourcing the transportation aspect of his company meant he could bring 150 more manufacturing jobs to the area. That’s an honest business assessment — and a good solution.Brian Flynn is a third-generation Greene County local. He’s no carpetbagger. Family and business are both here. What’s at stake in the 19th District affects him as much as it does us.For two years, we’ve had a politician in Washington who only answers to his Republican masters rather than advocating for constituents. It’s time we had a champion in Washington – and Brian Flynn is ready and able to step into the fray for us.JOELLYN KOPECKYWarnervilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18Cuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

Cat tests positive for coronavirus in England

first_imgA pet cat has tested positive in England for the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19, the government said on Monday in the first confirmed case of an animal being infected with the virus in Britain.The British environment ministry said “all available evidence” suggested the cat had contracted the coronavirus from its owners, who had both tested positive for COVID-19.Both the cat and the humans made a full recovery and there was no transmission to any other animals or people in the household, the ministry said without identifying the individuals involved. “This is the first case of a domestic cat testing positive for COVID-19 in the UK but should not be a cause for alarm,” said Yvonne Doyle, medical director at Public Health England.”The investigation into this case suggests that the infection was spread from humans to animal, and not the other way round,” Doyle added.The government said the infection was confirmed in lab tests on Wednesday, adding there was no evidence that cats could transmit the virus to humans.The World Health Organization (WHO) has said cats are the most susceptible animal species to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and are able to transmit it to other cats.”Tests conducted by the Animal and Plant Health Agency have confirmed that the virus responsible for COVID-19 has been detected in a pet cat in England,” Chief Veterinary Officer Christine Middlemiss said.”This is a very rare event with infected animals detected to date only showing mild clinical signs and recovering within a few days.”The WHO has said it will investigate the possibility of cat-to-human infection, but its chief scientist has said there is “very little risk” from domestic animals.Topics :last_img read more

Indonesian wrestler Eko Roni to meet Malaysia’s Murugan Silvarajoo in ONE Championship bout

first_imgEko Roni Saputra, one of Indonesia’s top wrestlers, looks to put his improved striking repertoire to use against ONE Championship newcomer Murugan “Wolverine” Silvarajoo of Malaysia when the two meet at the ONE: REIGN OF DYNASTIES event on Oct. 9.The Venue and location for this event have yet to be announced by ONE Championship, but the event will be broadcasted through ONE apps and its YouTube channel.Eko, who now trains at Evolve MMA club in Singapore, is highly confident that with the amount of work he put into training, he can come out on top. “We will start in a stand-up position, so we’ll strike a lot. Coach Siyar [Bahadurzada] told me that I’d improved my striking capabilities, and maybe I will need to show that,” Eko said according to a media statement sent to The Jakarta Post on Thursday.“But if it doesn’t work, then I’ll try to take him down, because ultimately, I am a wrestler, so I am better at ground fighting. Then again, if I am not careful, I might get punched and knocked out. So, I need to be cautious and read the situation.”Regarding Silvarajoo, Eko acknowledged that he was facing a former boxing champion who had dangerous hands and was equally skilled on the ground. Eko said he had been warned not to underestimate his opponent.Indonesia and Malaysia are two of the most proud fighting nations in the world of combat sports and martial arts. Both countries feature a long list of incredible martial arts athletes with immense skill. When Eko meets Silvarajoo in the circle, that rivalry will be rehashed.Topics :last_img read more

South Townsville home transformed

first_imgThe stylish kitchen. Picture: Shae Beplate.The bottom level of the home has polished concrete flooring with a huge living area with a guest bedroom and bathroom.The kitchen has Caesarstone benchtops, high-end appliances and a walk-in pantry.Huge doors open out to the rear deck which overlooks the backyard and inground pool. Kiall Franzmann for Franzmann Constructions outside the newly refurbished house in South Townsville. Picture: Shae Beplate.A MODEST South Townsville house has been extensively renovated, transforming into a luxuriously appointed home.Franzmann Constructions owner Kiall Franzmann and his team undertook a seven-month renovation on the home at Fifth Avenue. The luxurious ensuite complete with double shower. Picture: Shae Beplate.A timber staircase leads to the top floor which features the remaining bedrooms.The main bedroom has an ensuite bigger than most bedrooms as well as a walk-in wardrobe.Mr Franzmann said the project was the biggest residential renovation he had completed.“The owners were absolutely gobsmacked when they saw it,” he said.center_img The home before it was renovated.The house now has five bedrooms, a study, three bathrooms and garage.The keys were handed to the thrilled owners last week who plan to live in the home with their three children.Mr Franzmann said they raised the original house and built in a new level underneath.“The owners bought it about 18 months ago and it was dilapidated and it only had three bedrooms,” he said.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“We raised it then put the slab on, the front, deck, back deck and the driveway.“Working with the existing house was the biggest challenge and there is still the existing cladding from the original house at the top.”last_img read more

South West local authorities consider £19bn asset pool

first_imgLocal authority schemes including the Environment Agency Pension Fund and Avon Pension Fund are exploring the launch of a pooled investment vehicle for their £19bn (€24.2bn) in assets.The eight funds, all located in the South West of England, said they had been working on details of a possible collaboration since the UK’s July Budget reiterated government support for asset pooling as a means of reducing management costs.In a statement, the funds said any approach would need to allow for sufficient flexibility “to evolve as governance or investment requirements change”.They added: “The objective will be to achieve savings over the longer term from both lower investment management costs and more effective management of the investment assets.” It stressed that the structure would focus on pooling the buying power of the collaborating pension funds, maintaining an individual scheme’s ability to control matters such as asset allocation.In minutes from a September meeting of the Avon Pension Fund, the scheme said the preferred approach was for a collective investment vehicle (CIV) centrally administered by one of the councils, with all members represented through a joint board.This would differ from the approach pursued by London’s councils, which set up a standalone corporate entity, with Hugh Grover as chief executive, to oversee its consolidation efforts.The report to the pensions committee said a CIV approach would involve compromises, including less control over the structure of future investment mandates.But it argued that the approach was preferable to unnamed alternatives that would “probably leave the fund at the margins”.The eight funds – Avon, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, the Environment Agency, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire – have historically exchanged best practice and worked on a number of joint procurement exercises, including one in 2010 for consultancy services.In the minutes from the Avon meeting, it was noted that the current eight members would be suited for collaboration, as no single authority would dominate.However, it accepted that, with £19bn in assets, it fell short of the government’s wish for substantial asset pools, with previous figures setting the target at £25bn.The announcement that the South West was looking to collaborate comes after chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said the pooling of local authority assets – which he said would create British Wealth Funds – would help boost future investment in domestic infrastructure.Other efforts to pool investments include all Welsh local authority funds jointly procuring a new passive equity manager, the London CIV and collaboration between the London Pensions Fund Authority and both the Lancashire Country Pension Fund and the Greater Manchester Pension Fund.last_img read more

Theft suspect surrenders

first_imgShe was detained in the lockup cell ofthe Oton police station. It was not immediately clear as of thiswriting if the suspect has posted bail./PN ILOILO City – A 37-year-old woman hasturned herself in to the police. The suspect went to the police stationwhen she learned that a warrant of arrest has been issued against her, thereport added.center_img The court recommended a P6,000 bail bondfor her temporary liberty. Richelle Garote of Barangay Alegre,Oton, Iloilo has been wanted for theft charges, a police report showed.last_img

Bus hits man crossing road

first_imgThe 51-year-old resident Ronilo Chinsustained head and body injuries, police said. Chin was rushed to the ValladolidDistrict Hospital where he died while being treated. BACOLOD City – Crossing the road turnedfatal for a man in Barangay Poblacion, San Enrique, Negros Occidental. Bartolome, meanwhile, was detained inthe lockup facility of the San Enrique municipal police station, facingcharges./PN According to police investigators, Chinwas crossing the road when he was hit by a bus driven by 51-year-old JonathanBartolome of Barangay Camindangan, Cauayan, Negros Occidental around 8:30 p.m.on March 12.last_img

286 GCQ violators nabbed in Bacolod

first_imgThis police personnel orients violators of the rules of the general community quarantine in Bacolod City. Police have been enforcing strict measures to curb the spread of coronavirus disease 2019. POLICE STATION 8/BCPO BACOLOD City – Around 286 individuals were nabbed in this city for violating general community quarantine orders set to curb the spread coronavirus disease 2019. Several police stations, along the Mobile Force Company and the Mobile Patrol Group conducted simultaneous operations which led to the arrest of the violators on May 20, according to Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Ariel Pico.Most of the violators were not wearing facemasks or were not applying physical distancing, Pico said.The violators were placed under the custody of various police stations of the BCPO.Charges for violation of Article 151 of the Revised Penal Code, or resistance and disobedience to a person in authority or the agents of such person in relation to the city’s Executive Order No. 35 will be filed against them./PNlast_img read more

American Pharoah

first_imgI was reading an article by Tim Layden in Sports Illustrated recently.  In it he stated that one of the top stories in sports this year belonged to a horse who everybody wanted to love.  What a “good time” story for horse racing in the United States and for the people who enjoy watching it.In this story we had a Triple Crown winner and a horse who won his Breeder’s Cup Classic by 6 1/2 lengths–all in one season.  Even though American Pharoah will probably end his racing career shortly and be placed in stud, he will be long remembered as an American hero.  Isn’t it nice to read about an athlete who didn’t use tricks or drugs or any other artificial help to win.  He just ran!Congratulations to Bob Baffert in drawing America together with a beautiful race horse!last_img

Donna Louise Ketchum, 87

first_imgDonna Louise Ketchum, 87 of Adams, passed away on Friday, December 13, 2019 at her residence. Donna was born in Adams on February 10, 1932, the daughter of Elmer and Margaret (Swango) McDermott. On August 31, 1956 she married Charles H. Ketchum at the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and he preceded her in death on October 13, 2009.Donna worked as an LPN and also at Federal Mogul/ NTN-BCA before she and her husband purchased the Ketchum Shell Gas Station they owned and operated for many years. She was a member of the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.Survivors include her daughters – Lorie (Mark) Young and Kathryn (Tom) Phillips of Greensburg; her sons – Charles D. Ketchum, John (Kim Holbrook) Ketchum and Maurice Ketchum of Greensburg; her grandchildren – Mary (Conner Armstrong) Young, Morgan Young, Deanna Phillips, Alexis (Ian) Robertson, Felicia (Chad) Templeton, Wesley Quinton, Johnathon (Kaylyn) Ketchum and Jared Ketchum; 8 great grandchildren; and one sister – Ruth Harold. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sisters – Evelyn June Dodd, Betty Marie McDermott and Pauline Holtkamp; and one granddaughter Kayla Young.Visitation will be held on Monday, December 16 from 4pm – 7pm at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, December 17 at 10:30 am also at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the Rossburg Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.last_img read more