Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionWriter has no right to discuss abortionDear Mr. Wendell Neugebauer, regarding your Oct. 21 letter (“Abortion in U.S. is its own holocaust”), until a baby can come out of a man’s body, an opinion on abortion shouldn’t come out of his mouth.Diane Sanders HombachSchenectadyStefanik will be left with Trump’s stainElise Stefanik, R, NY-21, is probably looking forward to many years of public service.These dreams, however, may be destroyed by the stain of Donald Trump.Since Ms. Stefanik supports Donald Trump, it is reasonable to ask if Donald Trump’s values are also her values.Does Ms. Stefanik believe that the Western alliance that has protected us for the past 64 years should be broken up to appease Vladimir Putin?Does she believe it is “disgusting” that we have a free press, or that our president should use X-rated language that is not suitable for children to hear, or encourage supporters to violently attack people who do not agree with him, or lie so often that it is impossible to tell when he might be telling the truth, or make domestic and foreign policy based on what is best for his own financial or political interest rather than the best interests of the country, or withhold aid to a foreign country if they do not agree to fabricate evidence on his political opponents, or show favoritism to people who stay at his hotels?Does Ms. Stefanik believe that members of her own party who question the behavior of Mr. Trump are “human scum?”These are the values that the voters will associate with Ms. Stefanik long past the time when Donald Trump leaves office, unless she demonstrates that her values are not the values of the immoral person she continues to support.Victor RobertsBurnt HillsMotorists must be considerate of othersThere are two letters to the editor that I feel I must address. The first was an angry diatribe about cyclists on the road written by Brian Pelletier on Oct. 19 (“Cyclists don’t belong on roads with cars”) and the second a prosy rebuttal written by John Murphy on Oct. 24 (“Cyclists are entitled to share in freedom.”)Way back when I was in school, we were taught how to share the roads with cars, bicycles, walkers and joggers. And currently, there is a New York state initiative to “Share the road.”I was taught that cyclists have a narrow and oftentimes hazardous shoulder to ride on and that cyclists must ride with traffic.This was done so that in the event of an accident, the injuries could be less, as the impact was less if they were going in the same direction as motor vehicles.And I was taught that depending on a municipality’s vehicle and traffic code, only cyclists under the age of 15 could ride their bikes on a sidewalk.I was also taught that walkers and joggers should be going in a direction opposite to vehicle traffic so that they could see a potential crash and quickly get out of the way.In any case, we must share the road. Sure, sometimes there are inconsiderate cyclists and walkers, but roads have been here long before automobiles, so I believe they have more rights to them than motorists do.Patricia PytlovanyGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census
The last weeks of 1998 saw some major transactions in the prime London residential market, despite statistics from agents which showed falling house prices.The freehold of 17 Cadogan Place, SW1, home of the former Conservative MP Sir Alan Glyn, who died last year, was sold for above the £3m asking price. The agent, Patricia Farley of Farley & Co, said that the house needed refurbishment and restoration, but achieved more than the asking price because of the rarity of a freehold in Chelsea.Gary Hersham of Beauchamp Estates also noticed the speed of transactions during the Christmas shopping season.He showed a buyer from the Middle East the 1930s house at 22 Weymouth Street, W1, at 1pm. At 2.30pm the buyer’s and seller’s solicitors met. By 3.45pm contracts were exchanged at above the asking price of £2m for a 934-year lease from the de Walden Estate.Luxury flats also sold well, with WA Ellis selling a 75-year lease on a flat at 38 Pont Street, SW1, for more than the asking price of £2m.
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The lounge room is Mrs Mazzoni’s favourite space.“It is virtually an indoor outdoor room, and you can open the whole house up,” she said.“It looks out to the trees and the courtyard.“I just sit on the lounge and watch life go by.”The bedrooms run down the left of the house, with the kitchen, laundry and garage on the right, and the living across the back. The house at 26 Dana St, Cashmere, is for sale.MID-century modern architecture had been a love of Ania and Albert Mazzoni’s for as long as they could remember.So naturally, when they began to draw up plans for their Cashmere house six years ago, that was the design they went for. Inside 26 Dana St, Cashmere.“I have always loved it from the old movies,” Mrs Mazzoni said.“It’s inspired by the desert homes of Palm Springs and Frank Sinatra.“There’s an architect of the 40s and 50s called (Joseph) Eichler (and) his designs inspired us to build this.”The 26 Dana St house is on a single level, and true to mid-century modern style, has a flat roof, angular lines and an asymmetric facade. The kitchen at 26 Dana St, Cashmere.“The kids can play in the courtyard and you can watch them from all over the house,” she said.Mrs Mazzoni said her favourite room was the living room. The courtyard is enclosed on all four sides.But what makes the house truly unusual for the area is its central courtyard.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago“(The house) is like a square doughnut,” Mrs Mazzoni said.“It goes all the way around and has a courtyard in the middle.”Mrs Mazzoni said the doughnut shape allowed for cool breezes to flow through the whole home and was convenient for families. The bedrooms are large.As well as family, Mrs Mazzoni also thinks retirees could enjoy the property.“Retirees or people who enjoy nature would like it,” she said.“We often have koalas in the backyard.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51
When you cut an onion, you break cells, releasing their contents. Amino acid sulfoxides form sulfenic acids. Enzymes that were kept separate now are free to mix with the sulfenic acids to produce propanethiol S-oxide, a volatile sulfur compound that wafts upward toward your eyes.This gas reacts with the water in your tears to form sulfuric acid. The sulfuric acid burns, stimulating your eyes to release more tears to wash the irritant away.Cooking the onion inactivates the enzyme, so while the smell of cooked onions may be strong, it doesn’t burn your eyes.Aside from wearing safety goggles or running a fan, you can keep from crying by refrigerating your onion before cutting it (slows reactions and changes the chemistry inside the onion) or by cutting the onion under water.The sulfur-containing compounds also leave a characteristic odor on your fingers. You may be able to remove or reduce some of the smell by wiping your fingers on a stainless steel odor eater. A gas produced by Onions reacts with the water in your tears to form sulfuric acidScientists say they have managed to disable the production of a powerful substance an onion releases as the knife slices into it, cutting down on the pungent fumes that bring tears to the eyes.This means the sobbing of a chef as he chops onions in the kitchen could be a thing of the past.House Foods Group said in a press release that they bombarded the brown bulb with irradiating ions in a process that drastically reduces the level of a certain enzyme that is key to this process.A spokesman said no decision had yet been made on whether they would commercialise their tear-free onions.The company’s researchers won the Ig Nobel Prize – an award handed out to honour achievements organisers consider unintentionally funny – in 2013 for their discovery of the biochemical process behind how onions make people blubber.Why do Onions make us cry?Red Onions
BusinessLifestyleTravel American dentist sues British Airways by: – June 24, 2014 93 Views no discussions Share Share Tweet Sharing is caring! (PHOTO: AFP)LONDON (CMC) — An American dentist says he is suing British Airways for US$34,000 for flying him to Grenada in the Caribbean instead of the Spanish city of Granada.After two years without a holiday and a lifetime of longing to see the architectural treasures of Granada, Edward Gamson felt he could at last relax as he sat back on a British Airways flight en route to the capital of Moorish Spain, according to the British Independent newspaper.The newspaper said that it was only when Gamson and his partner glanced at the electronic map on the in-flight entertainment system and noticed their plane was heading due west out of London that they became concerned something was not right.The newspaper reported that some nine hours later, the pair found themselves not among the arabesques of the Alhambra Palace but a full 4,000 miles from their intended destination, on the Caribbean holiday island of Grenada.It said the mix-up initially resulted in apologies from British Airways staff on board the flight, and a promise that the couple would be put on the plane’s return trip to Gatwick Airport in London en route to Granada.Instead, the Independent said they were subjected to a further three-day ordeal, which resulted in them never reaching Spain, and a refusal by British Airways to reimburse their £2,650 first-class tickets.“I made it absolutely clear to the booking agent I wanted to go to Granada in Spain. Why on earth would I want to go to Grenada in the Caribbean if I was flying back to America from Lisbon?“It’s just so sad. A trip we had been really looking forward to was ruined and BA won’t do the decent thing.”According to the legal complaint filed by Gamson, the electronic tickets referred only to “Grenada”, without showing the airport code, destination country or flight duration.But the Independent alleged that BA is resisting Gamson’s damages claim for US$34,000.Earlier this month, a US judge rejected the airline’s attempt to have part of his lawsuit struck out; the claim will now head for a full hearing.“This case proves the truth of Mark Twain’s aphorism that ‘the difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug’. Except here only a single letter’s difference is involved,” wrote US Judge James Boasberg.Caribbean Media Corporation Share
The tone of the match flipped in an instant, with playmaker Eriksen at the heart of the visitors’ revival. Harry Kane levelled matters after the Denmark international whipped a free-kick against the woodwork and Eriksen earned a 2-1 success in the 90th minute when he found the bottom corner. The turnaround nudged Tottenham into 10th place in the Barclays Premier League standings, but better is still needed at home, where Pochettino’s men have lost four times in six attempts. “We can take a lot of good things and a lot of confidence with us from this game,” said Eriksen, whose side host Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday and Everton on Sunday. “Every game is different and we still have to work hard and improve a lot of things. “Of course we know they (home fans) expect more and we do as well. “We always want to win when we play at home and if we don’t they are not happy – it’s normal. “It’s nothing to do with that. We just need to play better at home. Spurs’ rocky first season under Mauricio Pochettino appeared to be heading for another low ebb at the KC Stadium on Sunday when they went in at half-time 1-0 behind. A team showing six changes – largely injury-enforced – were turning in a thoroughly disjointed performance when Tigers forward Gaston Ramirez was dismissed for kicking out at Jan Vertonghen. Press Association “We need to improve, because we have some good games and bad games. When we become more stable, we will have a good season.” That Eriksen was on the pitch to secure the late triumph over the Tigers was significant for the 22-year-old. He had started all 12 of Spurs’ league matches this season, but has been substituted in half of those – including being hooked at half-time against Stoke and Aston Villa earlier this month. He was, then, pleased to have the chance to settle matters this time. “I think it’s something I wanted to show. The last two games I was pulled out after 45 minutes,” he said. “Every player wants to play more than 45 minutes, but it’s the decision of the coach. “You have to work hard. I had the chance this time and I showed that 90 minutes is good for me.” Former Tottenham captain Michael Dawson, who made the move to East Yorkshire in the summer, was crushed to be on the losing side against his old team-mates. “Everybody knows what it meant to me to play in this game, and to lose in the way we did was a massive disappointment – especially after the first half,” he said. “The red card changed the game. It was going to be one-way traffic from there because Tottenham have some top players. “Christian Eriksen’s free-kick is something I used to see on a daily basis and then his finish in the last minute was top class. “But at the end of the day we’ve come away with no points, so it is massively disappointing.” Christian Eriksen has set his sights on curing Tottenham’s White Hart Lane woe after getting his side out of jail at Hull.
Arsenal chairman Sir Chips Keswick has defended the second annual £3million payment to majority shareholder Stan Kroenke. The American businessman has now received the figure twice in the last two years as advisory fees from his Kroenke Sports and Entertainment (KSE) company. The revelation of the payment upset a section of Arsenal fans who were already up in arms at the fact the club only signed one player during the summer transfer window. But addressing supporters at the club’s annual general meeting, Keswick claimed the decision to use KSE allowed the board to make important decisions quickly. “I felt it was right to pay a fee for a wide range of services provided by KSE,” he said. “We should not be in a position where we expect these things to come for nothing – that would not be good governance. I would remind you that KSE is one of the most respected sports organisations in the United States. “This has contributed to our positive evolution in a number of areas. Finally, I’d remind everyone that we have a majority owner who is respectful of our traditions. “The best advice you can possibly get is the quick advice from people or organisations who know more about the problem than you do. “If you’re humble enough to accept it you will go and get good advice. And that’s precisely what we do at Arsenal with KSE. I’m responsible ultimately for the money management of the club and making sure it’s well spent and I’m very determined that will continue to be the case.” Keswick, who had to shoot down questions being called out from the floor, admitted there was no written contract with KSE to provide the support and went on to suggest the club should be thankful for the work done by Kroenke as they have ended a run of nine years without silverware. He added: “The answer to your question cannot be codified and I will make no attempt to do so, except to say that we get the best advice as quick as we possibly can, and if you want proof of what that’s worth then you can look at this (the FA Cup), you can look at that (the Community Shield) and you can look at our accounts. “Fees are advisory fees and I’ve already explained that you cannot codify when the timing or how you take them. It’s because of the continuity of the fees that the value of them is so important. And that is my answer and nothing further to add.” Kroenke was present at the AGM but did not make any statement, with Keswick not allowing any questions from the floor to be aimed at the 68-year-old. Press Association
(REUTERS) – Vernon Philander and Kagiso Rabada claimed four wickets each as South Africa ripped out Sri Lanka for 110 on the second day of the second Test at Newlands yesterday.South Africa did not enforce the follow-on and were 35 without loss at the close, 317 runs ahead and in a powerful position to claim the victory they need to clinch the series.Sri Lanka collapsed after going to tea on 56 for two with Rabada making a decisive breakthrough at the start of the final session when he had Dimuth Karunaratne brilliantly caught at point by Temba Bavuma for 24.A steady procession of wickets followed as captain Angelo Mathews and his deputy Dinesh Chandimal went cheaply after rash shots to Rabada’s persistent pace barrage. The tall seamer had snared Kaushal Silva before tea and finished with figures of 4-37.Spinner Keshav Maharaj added the valuable wicket of Dhananjaya de Silva lbw for 16 before Philander mopped up the tail.He had Rangana Herath trapped in front and Suranga Lakmal caught in the slips, seeing Dean Elgar parry the ball into the air and Hashim Amla take the catch. It was Philander’s 150th Test wicket.Lahiru Kumara was bowled and Philander dismissed Nuwan Prapeed with the next ball so the fast bowler will start on a hat-trick when Sri Lanka bat again. Upul Tharanga finished unbeaten on 26.South Africa were all out before lunch with Quinton de Kock scoring 101 and teenager Kumara claiming six wickets for Sri Lanka in a career-best performance. de Kock, 68 not out overnight, drove the first ball of the day for four and brought up his century off 122 balls, an instinctive innings full of quality shots.Kumara, brought in to strengthen the Sri Lanka attack after their defeat in the first Test, claimed a first five-wicket haul in Tests and finished with figures of 6-122.But it was a long spell in the field for Sri Lanka with South Africa’s tail-enders adding 95 runs after resuming on 297 for six and the toil seemed to have some effect on their lethargic batting performance.Stephen Cook (15 not out) and Dean Elgar (19 not out) will resume for South Africa today with the home team bidding to wrap up the three-match series after victory in the first Test in Port Elizabeth.SOUTH AFRICA 1st innings (o/n 297-6)S. Cook c K. Mendis b Lakmal 0D. Elgar c K. Mendis b Lakmal 129H. Amla b Kumara 29J. Duminy c K. Mendis b Kumara 0F. du Plessis c Mathews b Herath 38T. Bavuma c Tharanga b Kumara 10Q. de Kock c Chandimal b Kumara 101K. Abbott c Chandimal b Herath 16V. Philander c Chandimal b Kumara 20K. Maharaj not out 32K. Rabada c Chandimal b Kumara 8Extras: (lb-3, nb-1, w-5) 9Total: (all out, 116 overs) 392Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-66, 3-66, 4-142, 5-169, 6-272, 7-303, 8-336, 9-376.Bowling: S. Lakmal 27- 4 -93-2, N. Pradeep 15.4-3-46-0, A. Mathews 17-3-41-0 (w-1), L. Kumara 25-1-122-6 (nb-1, w-4), R. Herath 23.2-4-57-2, D. de Silva 8-0-30-0.SRI LANKA 1st inningsD. Karunaratne c Bavuma b Rabada 24K. Silva b Rabada 11K. Mendis c Duminy b Maharaj 11D. de Silva lbw b Maharaj 16A. Mathews c du Plessis b Rabada 2D. Chandimal c de Kock b Rabada 4U. Tharanga not out 26R. Herath lbw b Philander 1S. Lakmal c Amla b Philander 0L. Kumara b Philander 4N. Pradeep c du Plessis b Philander 0Extras: (lb-5, nb-1, w-5) 11Total: (all out, 43 overs) 110Fall of wickets: 1-31, 2-56, 3-56, 4-60, 5-78, 6-78, 7-100, 8-100, 9-110.Bowling: V. Philander 12-4-27-4 (nb-1), K. Abbott 8-3-9-0, K. Rabada 12-2-37- (w-1), K. Maharaj 11-1-32-2.SOUTH AFRICA 2nd inningsS. Cook not out 15D. Elgarnot out 19Extras: (w-1) 1Total: (for no loss, 11 overs) 35Fall of wickets: 0To bat: H. Amla, J. Duminy, F. du Plessis, T. Bavuma, Q. de Kock, V. Philander, K. Maharaj, K. Abbott, K. Rabada.Bowling: S. Lakmal 5-1-16-0, N. Pradeep 2-0-5-0, L. Kumara 4-0-14-0 (w-1).
FOOTBALL teams on the East and West Bank of Demerara will get a chance to be a part of the Guinness Greatest in the Streets football action when it rolls into their turf this evening.Set for the Pouderoyen tarmac, the second leg of the championship this year will see 35 teams over the course of six nights. The first two nights will be knock-out, the other two round robin and the final two set for the semi-finals and final.Speaking at yesterday morning’s launch Guinness Brand Manager Lee Baptiste stated, “We encourage all participating and non-participating communities to come out and support their teams.“Compared to last year, we have 20 more teams taking part in this year’s tournament and this speaks to the continued success of the tournament,” Baptiste added.Meanwhile, organiser Travis Bess contended that the tournament’s opening night will feature 10 games, two of which are qualifiers while the remaining eight will be straight knock-outs.The winners of the tournament will pocket $450 000, with second-placed finishers pocketing $50 000, third-placers $100 000 and fourth-placers $50 000.The opening night’s matches will commence at 19:00hrs.