Statement on NRA was lacking facts

first_imgRe March 11 letter, “NRA just wants to boost sales of guns”: I’m contacting you regarding an erroneous statement printed in The Gazette by Stephen Anderson of Charlton. While in attendance at the NRA annual meeting and convention, attendees may carry firearms in accordance with federal, state and local laws. Only in places prohibited by law, such as areas under control of the U.S. Secret Service are we as attendees disarmed. All firearms exhibited by vendors and manufacturers are proven to be non-functioning before the doors are open to the public. This sensible measure ensures safety in a packed convention hall. I invite all local firearms enthusiasts to attend an NRA convention. We are the most family-friendly, polite, well-mannered group you may ever experience.CHARLES BEERS IIIGlenvilleThe writer is the Capital Region director of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association.More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Retro house gets its boogie on

first_imgThe pool area is enclosed for protection. But it’s the toilet off the red tartan pool room are that takes people by surprise. What an entrance! Check this carved eagle out at Sunday’s open for inspection.The six-bedroom house at 179 Flockton St, Everton Park is the third most viewed property on realestate.com.au in Australia this week and the wrought iron gates to the one hectare property will be open for inspection this Sunday from 12.30pm. Squash anyone?A full-sized squash court with viewing platform and sauna, six bedrooms and four bathrooms.There are rumpus rooms on two levels, a pool room, study, and a separate office with a bathroom attached to the garage.Outside has a large pool area. After playing pool, guests could refresh in this powder room.TARTAN carpets meet soft porn wallpaper in this retro Everton Park house that has been guarded by a giant carved eagle since the ‘80s. The red tartan pool room is three times bigger than the kitchen.“People think they are tiles, but it’s actually wallpaper. It’s custom-made I think,” Mr Armstrong said of the hundreds of semi-naked ladies plastered all over the walls.“It’s hidden away, some people might not have seen it at all. The people who have seen it have laughed.“It’s on a Facebook Retro Homes page too.”The property is a deceased estate that is being offered for sale for the first time since it was built in 1982. Lion statues guard the front gate, but you’ll be welcome in this Sunday.Local real estate agents were stunned at its original condition.“It is wild,’’ said Place Newmarket agent Ross Armstrong, who was two when the house was built.“I don’t remember the 80s that well but this would have represented a special home in this area at the time. It is a spectacular home that you have to see to believe.”The house itself is a massive 700sq m of internal living space across three levels.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019 Thought we’d show off another tartan carpeted room.Agents say interest in the property is coming mainly from owner occupiers, with 13 groups coming through Wednesday’s open for inspection.Mr Armstrong said the impressive amount of space makes the property ideal for a big family or blended family.“I’ve never seen a house like this, not to this degree. It is in original condition.”last_img read more

Infinity pool with ocean views in Broadbeach

first_imgJust 200m away from the Gold Coast’s famous beaches, Signature Broadbeach is attracting attention from both locals and buyers across state lines – offering the chance to live close to the beach city’s heart.Positioned on Phillip Avenue, the luxury 245-apartment development is being billed as a future landmark for the skyline and will boast a Broadbeach first – an infinity-edge pool with views of the ocean.Signature Broadbeach is just 200m from the beach. Picture: realestate.com.au/buyConstruction of the project is underway, set for completion in 2022, with 172 residences already sold off the plan.Jayde Pezet, director at KM Sales and Marketing, says the Signature development has attracted interest from a broad base of buyers, enticed by its location and level of amenity.“Signature offers residents superior walkability to some of the Gold Coast’s best patrolled swimming beaches, shopping, dining and entertainment,” Pezet says.“Due to the scale and variety of floor plans in the project, we have crystallised sales from a wide variety of purchasers including lifestyle investors and a strong presence from interstate “lock up and leave” buyers, using the property at certain times throughout the year.“Since the commencement of construction, we have seen a surge in local and interstate retirees and young professionals purchasing a home as their principal place of residence.”Signature Broadbeach Picture: realestate.com.au/buyA collaboration between award-winning team Rothelowman Architects and SJB Interiors, the development’s design ensures ocean views to every apartment, with floor-to-ceiling windows maximising the outlook.Elevated leisure area, The Deck, has a wealth of resort-style facilities including the infinity pool, a spa, sauna, residents’ lounge, theatrette cinema, gym, yoga lawn and communal teppanyaki and barbecue grills.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoThe range of one, two and three-bedroom apartments feature fresh coastal palettes, flowing floor plans and quality finishes, such as stone benchtops.Signature Broadbeach Picture: realestate.com.au/buy“There is certainly a luxury lifestyle focus at Signature, with the location and amenity being two of the defining factors behind the project’s success,” he says.“It truly is a lifestyle location where owning a car is optional.”Remaining apartments at Signature Broadbeach are available from $515,000. Visit the listing page for more details.last_img read more

Bulldog Swimmers Top Indians

first_imgThe Batesville Boys & Girls Swimming Teams were victorious against Milan.Girls: BHS 127     Milan 41.Lady Bulldogs are 17-5 on the season (10-4 EIAC).Boys: BHS 123    Milan 42.Bulldogs are 14-5 on the season (9-4 EIAC).Individual Event Winners: Girls-Elizabeth Weiler 200 IM, Taylor Villani 50/100 Free, Hanna Cox 100 Fly, Sarah Espin 500 Free; and Emily Gutzwiller 100 Breast.Boys-Matt Weiler 200/500 Free, Thomas Hatcher 50 Free/100 Breast, Jacob Hawkins 100 Fly, Graham Hunter 100 Free, and Seth Parker 100 Back.JV event winners: Elliot Main 50 Free/100 Free.Improvements:  Drake Main 100 Free/100 Back, Elliot Main 50 Free/100 Free, Lydia Olsen 100 Free, Harsh Patel 50 Free, and Damien Pelo 200 Free.Submitted by Batesville Coach TJ Greene.last_img read more

Kevin Larkins among Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame inductees

first_imgIn 1994, he racked up 24 feature race wins, earning the North Central Region championship and finishing a close second in the final IMCA national point standings. From Greenwood, Larkins began his driving career as a 17-year-old in 1982, and after spending three seasons in a sportsman car placed his emphasis on IMCA Modifieds beginning in 1985.  Larkins’ IMCA career totals include 148 feature victories and 16 track titles. During his 33-year driving career, Larkins raced at more than 100 tracks in nearly two dozen states, scoring over 250 feature race wins and winning 19 track championships. During that pe­riod, he raced both dirt and asphalt Late Models, Sportsmen, Sprint Cars and Modifieds.  LINCOLN, Neb. – Long-time IMCA Modified driver Kevin Larkins is among the seven new mem­bers of the Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame.  The Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame inducted its first class in 1998 and since that time has enshrined over 150 members of the Nebraska racing community. The purpose of the organization is to perpetuate the memory of individuals who have brought lasting fame and positive recognition to the State of Nebraska through their achievements in the sport of auto racing.center_img The 2020 class of inductees also includes mechanic/car owner Don Barker, car owner Mel Ear­nest, car owner/chassis builder Jim Eilts, drag racer Ed Jochim, driver Wayne “Bromo” Selser and driver/car owner Rallen Zeitner. The induction ceremony will be held Saturday, Oct. 17 at Courtside Banquet Hall in Lincoln. Tick­ets go on sale to the general public in early July.  In the early 1990s, after working for Sardeson Racing in Greenwood for nearly eight years, he opened Larkins Racing in Adams where he built upwards of 30 Modifieds each year. In 1995, Lar­kins began working at Speedway Motors in Lincoln, where he now manages four divisions for the company. His continued involvement in motorsports has spanned a period of more than 40 years.   last_img read more

PSG launch crowdfunding platform to fight coronavirus

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Paris St-Germain on Wednesday said the club was launching a crowdfunding platform to help local hospitals amid the coronavirus outbreak. The French champions called on the PSG family to contribute. “By opening a crowdfunding platform… Paris St-Germain (PSG) is keeping the solidarity momentum toward the caregivers of the Paris and Ile de France (region) hospitals, the volunteers and beneficiaries of the Secours Populaire… and Action against Hunger. The club is calling on the whole PSG family to contribute,” the Ligue 1 club said. PSG, who have already raised 200,000 euros ($217,240) by selling a ‘Tous Unis’ (All United) jersey, said the club would announce new solidarity measures in the coming days. On Tuesday, sports daily L’Equipe reported that a French League working group had been discussing wage cuts for Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 players. But the newspaper said no final decision had been made yet. No fewer than 100,000 have been infected and more than 10,000 died from the coronavirus in France, where citizens have been confined at home since March 17. Reuters/NAN.Tags: COVID-19Paris St-Germainlast_img read more

West Brom baffled by Jewell exit

first_imgWest Brom are to strongly defend any potential threat of legal action from Paul Jewell following his shock departure from the club. It is understood, though, that role resulted in a dilution of his pay packet as Pulis brought in a tried-and-trusted lieutanant from his past in Gerry Francis. To accommodate former Spurs and QPR manager Francis, the belief is Jewell and fellow assistant Dave Kemp were asked to take pay cuts, much to the former’s disgust. It resulted in Jewell walking out on Tuesday, with the club stating he had decided “he will not be continuing his recent assistance on a more formal basis”. Jewell, though, is looking at his legal options as he said:”(My exit) was not by mutual consent. It is in the hands of my lawyer. I will not be making any further comment at this stage.” Albion are baffled by Jewell’s stance as it is understood whilst terms were agreed, no contract was ever signed, disputing strongly they reneged on any deal. Glenn Hayes, an employment partner at Manchester-based law firm Irwin Mitchell, has suggested there may be a case to answer depending on the circumstances. Hayes said: “Although the full details are yet to emerge about why Paul Jewell has left West Brom just a week after joining the club, it is possible to speculate Paul is disputing something he thinks he was offered, but is no longer available. “If this was the case, this could allow him to terminate the contract with immediate effect, arguing the club have fundamentally breached his contract, and launch legal proceedings to claim back what he thinks he is owed.” Press Association Pulis has, however, turned again to Francis for assistance after they previously worked together at Stoke and Crystal Palace when the Welshman was in charge. Francis has now signed a contract with the club after working informally this past month since the 7-0 FA Cup romp over Gateshead. Francis insisted on Sky Sports he was unaware of the reasons behind Jewell’s departure as when asked he replied: “I’ve no idea. “He was there Saturday, I was there Saturday at the game… I don’t really know what the situation is from that point of view. I only found out myself last night (Tuesday).” Pulis claims Francis’ “insight and experience of the very highest levels of our game” were reasons behind his appointment. Francis added: “I’ve been there since the Gateshead game, been there for some time now. “It was just really deciding whether I was going to do what I did at Crystal Palace and at Stoke for Tony,the same sort of part-time deal, and get back to the travelling again. Obviously I’ve agreed to do that now.” As to his duties, Francis said: “Everything really – coaching two days a week and obviously all the games – doing very similar to what I did at Crystal Palace and Stoke.” Pulis, meanwhile, is rumoured to be chasing Manchester United and Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher, who is out of contract at the end of the season. Jewell surprisingly left the Baggies on Tuesday just a week following his appointment as joint-assistant head coach to Tony Pulis. The former Bradford, Sheffield Wednesday, Wigan, Ipswich and Derby boss was lauded by Pulis upon his arrival, with the Welshman claiming Jewell’s “massive experience” was ideal for his new role at Albion. last_img read more

Publix asks customers not to openly carry guns

first_imgPublix is the latest retailer asking its customers not to openly carry guns in their stores.The Florida-based company has over 12-hundred stores across the southeastern U.S., including in some states where open carry is legal.The state of Florida does not permit open carry of fire arms within its jurisdiction meaning that anyone openly carrying a fire arm in public is performing an unlawful act, whether or not they have a permit.Individuals in the state are allowed to openly carry firearms when they are inside their homes or places of business.Publix follows other retailers such as Walmart and Kroger, who have made similar requests following mass shootings in multiple states this year.“Publix respectfully requests that only law enforcement officials openly carry firearms in our stores,” the store said in a statement.last_img read more

With tournament lives at stake, UW ready for series with MSU

first_imgSenior captain Jasmine Giles knows Wisconsin\’s NCAA tournament hopes could hinge on getting points out of this weekend\’s series against WCHA foe Minnesota State after splitting against BSU.[/media-credit]After a sobering 2-0 loss to Bemidji State the day after a 6-1 win at Camp Randall Stadium, the No. 10 Wisconsin women’s hockey team knows exactly what it is in for when looking at its last four games of the regular season.“It’s pretty simple now; we need to win every game. That’s the only way we’re going to get to the NCAA tournament,” sophomore forward Carolyn Prevost said.The series split prevented Wisconsin (16-11-3, 13-10-1) from separating themselves from Bemidji State in the WCHA standings, who still trail by just one point. Thanks to some help from other teams last weekend, however, Wisconsin has managed to keep its grasp on third place. With the top two seeds sealed up for the conference playoffs, four teams, separated by just three points, are vying for the last two spots, which would earn them home ice in the first round.With only three points as the divider, the fortunes of any team could take a giant leap forward, or backward, in just one weekend.Wisconsin will aim for that leap forward as it hosts seventh place Minnesota State — a team Wisconsin has never lost to in the history of the program — in its last homestand of the regular season.In a year where ups have quickly been followed by downs for Wisconsin, Minnesota State (5-18-5, 3-16-5) is one of two teams Wisconsin has managed to hand a series sweep to this year, winning both games by at least three goals.Humbled by multiple heartbreakers this season though, interim head coach Tracey DeKeyser noted that while confidence is high, the team knows better than to underestimate the Mavericks.“Having been successful against this program already this season, historically [helps],” DeKeyser said. “But at the same time, any given Sunday, anything can happen. So, we’re hoping our players are ready to come Friday afternoon and put forth their best effort because these games are very meaningful.”While it may be easy to overlook MSU, last week the Mavericks certainly showed that anything can happen after a 4-0 victory over St. Cloud State to snap a 16-game winless streak.“I don’t think they’re just going to walk away, if you look at what they just did to St. Cloud… and here we go, playing them right after that,” DeKeyser said. “It may be a little confidence boost for them.”No matter who the opponent, for the Badgers to better their chances of winning any game, the strategy is simple: score first.Through 30 games, the Badgers are an impressive 14-3-1 when getting on the board before their opponent. Conversely, when the opponent gains the upper hand first, the Badgers are just 2-8-2.Last week’s series against Bemidji State was a perfect demonstration of the ripple effect that scoring first has for Wisconsin. An early UW goal in the first game led to a blowout, while an early BSU goal in the second game led to a shutout.“I think what’s important for us is to score first,” senior forward Jasmine Giles said. “We kind of just start to freak out and do individual play instead of working as a team.”Though she is coming off her first shutout of the season, MSU goaltender Alli Altmann is second-to-last in the WCHA in average goals allowed per game (3.03), save percentage (.897) and winning percentage (.304). As a team, MSU has allowed the most goals in the conference with 93.In order to bounce back from last week’s shutout and capitalize on Minnesota State’s porous defense, DeKeyser has emphasized goal-scoring exercises all week, specifically drills which create odd man situations in Wisconsin’s favor.Though her unit failed to convert last weekend, DeKeyser has unwavering confidence in the offense’s depth. Fourteen different players have tallied a goal this season, five of which have scored at least eight times.“We can count on a variety of players to put the puck in the net for us, and hopefully we can see the same thing [this weekend],” DeKeyser said. “We don’t have any go-to players; we have three pretty decent lines that can contribute and defensemen that can score too. We just hope that we can rely on every player that’s on the ice to contribute offensively or defensively.”last_img read more

Cooper announces transfer from Syracuse on Instagram

first_imgSyracuse head coach Scott Shafer recently said that Corey Cooper wasn’t with the team due to an upper-body injury, and the H-back announced his transfer from Syracuse on his Instagram on Wednesday night.Here is the full Instagram post:Cooper was one of two freshman, with A.J. Long, to enroll at Syracuse in January, but never suited up for anything more than an intra-squad game for the Orange.Before announcing his transfer, Cooper was a part of a dwindling SU wide receiver corps. Franklin Santos left the team earlier in camp, Corey Winfield has been switched from wide receiver to cornerback and it was announced Tuesday that Adley Enoicy and Keenan Hale will have surgery for lower-body injuries. On top of that, Brisly Estime and Sean Avant — the two H-backs that were ahead of him on the depth chart — have also been hampered by injuries.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut now what was once one of the team’s deepest units takes another hit.Aside from Syracuse, Cooper initially received college offers from Akron, Maryland, Mississippi State, North Carolina and South Carolina according to Scout.com. He has not yet announced where he will transfer to. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 13, 2014 at 10:40 pm Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesselast_img read more