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first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion All these shootings are by design. Why? New York state has the worst gun control in the world and the strictest laws, but yet shootings continue.The left is trying for a civil war so the government can call martial law and take control of our nation and confiscate our guns.The Democratic left will do anything to accomplish this. They hit big groups to promote fear and keep people apart. But this is what brings people together. And when the people had enough of loved ones getting shot, they’re going to go after Washington because all the gun control in the world won’t stop it. They would rather infringe on our rights than make stiffer laws for these shootings. What does that tell you?New York state already infringed on our rights and violated the Supreme Court decision that we have the right to self protection of life and property. This state broke the commerce law to allow price gouging i.e., A box of .225 rifle bullets was $1.59 for 50 rounds; today it’s $7.50 for the same box.Gov. Cuomo killed target shooting, skeet shooting, trap shooting, hunting and competition shooting. You have to buy ammo for safety. Then you have to have enough ammo for target,-hunting, skeet and trap and competition sports — but can’t afford to buy them.So the dealers raised their prices to compensate for the lost revenue. Make up your mind if you’re going to buy into this corruption or stand your ground for your rights. To support socialism and communism is to be controlled by the government. Capitalism is freedom.Socialist and communist — if you don’t abide by the laws, they kill you, with no protection. Russia, North Korea, Iran and others are proof of their work. Support Trump. Congress doesn’t want to make stiffer laws. Oh, well.Claude Rizzicone Jr.SchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsSchenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentsSchenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crashlast_img read more

first_imgThe article has been updated by a statement from Petrobras, released a few hours after the initial SBM Offshore announcementPetrobras has signed a letter of intent with SBM Offshore for a 22.5-year lease and operation of the FPSO Mero 2, to be deployed at the Mero field in the Santos Basin offshore Brazil, 180 kilometers offshore Rio de Janeiro.SBM Offshore said on Tuesday it would design and construct the FPSO Mero 2 using its standardized hull Fast4Ward program. SBM has said that two out of three Fast4Ward hulls currently under construction have now formally been allocated to projects. Just last week, a shipyard in China launched SBM’s first Fast4Ward hull, destined for Exxon’s Liza field, offshore Guyana.The Mero 2 FPSO will be designed to produce 180,000 barrels of oil per day. It will have a water injection capacity of 250,000 barrels per day, associated gas treatment capacity of 12 million standard cubic meters per day and a minimum storage capacity of 1.4 million barrels of crude oil.The weight of the FPSO topside modules will be around 33,000 tons. The FPSO will be spread moored in approximately 2,000 meters water depth. Delivery of the FPSO is expected in 2022.Bruno Chabas, CEO of SBM Offshore commented: “The signing of this Letter of Intent demonstrates again that SBM Offshore has started a new era of growth. Not only does this award represent the Company’s re-entry in Brazil, one of the most important markets for the Company with one of our key customers, it also re-confirms the competitiveness of our Fast4WardTM concept while expanding its geographical reach.”The Libra block, where the Mero field is located, is under Production Sharing Agreement to a consortium comprised of Petrobras, as the Operator, with 40 percent, Shell with 20 percent, Total with 20 percent, CNODC with 10 percent and CNOOC Limited with 10 percent interest.The article continues below the image…SBM Offshore’s Fast4Ward hulls / Image by SBM OffshoreUpdate: Tuesday, June 11, 1:30 P.M. CETFollowing SBM Offshore announcement on the Mero 2 LoI on Tuesday morning (CET), Petrobras a few hours later issued a statement according to which a contract had been signed.Offshore Energy Today has reached out to SBM Offshore seeking clarification on whether the agreement signed was a firm contract or a letter of intent as intially reported by SBM Offshore. We will update the article if we receive a response.Meanwhile, Petrobras said the following:” Petrobras, the Libra Consortium operator, signed a contract on Monday (10/6) with the SBM Group to charter and operate the second definitive production system of Mero field, located in the northwestern area of the Libra block.”Petrobras said the FPSO would link up to 16 wells with a capacity to process up to 180,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) and 12 million cubic meters/day of gas. Production is expected to start in 2022. The platform will join the FPSO Pioneiro de Libra, dedicated to early production systems, in operation since November 2017; and the FPSO Guanabara, the first unit planned for the definitive production system of Mero field, with production start-up scheduled for 2021.“With this signature, we completed the contracting of the planned production arrangement for Mero field in the 2019-2023 Business and Management Plan. By the end of the plan period, we will have two definitive production systems under operation, which could add up to 360,000 barrels of oil per day to the production capacity operated by Petrobras. With the information now obtained in ongoing tests, we confirmed the high production potential of Mero field, which has an estimated reserve of 3-4 billion barrels,” said Carlos Alberto Pereira de Oliveira, Petrobras’ Upstream Executive Officer.Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Offshore Energy Today, established in 2010, is read by over 10,000 industry professionals daily. We had nearly 9 million page views in 2018, with 2.4 million new users. This makes us one of the world’s most attractive online platforms in the space of offshore oil and gas and allows our partners to get maximum exposure for their online campaigns. If you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today contact our marketing manager Mirza Duran for advertising options.last_img read more

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first_imgMr. Barry Lynn Webster, age 55, of East Enterprise, Indiana, entered this life on March 19, 1961, in Batesville, Indiana, the son of the late, Raymond Lee and Emma Kathleen (Hambrick) Webster. He was raised in Rising Sun, Indiana where he attended the Rising Sun High School. Barry was united in marriage on February 19, 1988, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, to Carolyn Jo Darbro and they shared 28 years of marriage together until his death. He was employed for Sedam Contracting in Madison, Indiana and Holmes Concrete. Barry co-owned and co-operated Webster Concrete in Vevay, Indiana with his brother, Greg from 2001 to 2012. He was a member of the Rising Sun American Legion Post #59. Barry resided most of his life in the Switzerland County community. Barry will be remembered for his love of deer hunting, rabbit hunting, fishing, dirt track racing and playing pool. Barry will be dearly missed by his loving family and friends. Barry passed away at 10:45 pm, Friday, September 23, 2016, at the Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville, Indiana.Barry will be dearly missed by his loving wife: Jo (Darbro) Webster of Florence, Indiana; his sons: Barry Lynn Webster II and his wife: Samantha of Shelbyville, IN and Travis Michael Webster and his fiancée: Molly Wright of Rising Sun, IN; his daughter: Michelle Kathleen Carfield and her husband: Jesse of Mason, OH; his step-son: Clint Greene of Vevay, IN; his step-daughter: Stacey Knight of Lawrenceburg, IN; his grandchildren: Jonathan, Micah, Alex, Mikey, Kurtis, Devyn, Damien, Isabella, Jason, Will, Brody, Giuliana, Travis II, Brennan, Krosley and Willow; his special nephew: Michael Upton of Aurora, IN and his several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents: Raymond Lee and Emma Kathleen (Hambrick) Webster; his brothers: Ricky, Gregory Dale, Larry and Raymond Webster and his sisters: Sandra Upton and Patricia Morrison.Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at 11:00 am, by Bro. Bimp McAllister, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Concord Cemetery, Patriot, Indiana.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Mr. Barry Lynn Webster Memorial Fund or Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

first_imgNicholas Lee Morrow, of Palmyra, Pennsylvania, and formerly of Sunman, was born on April 11, 1973 in Batesville, Indiana.  He was the son of Richard and Brenda Caudill Bates. He was an East Central High School graduate and then joined the United States Marine Corps.  After receiving an honorable discharge he started a career in sales.   Nicholas loved spending time with his family, going to the movies, shooting guns, and fishing; he was also an avid football fan – especially of the Colts.  On Sunday, December 11, 2016, at the age of 43, he passed away at his residence.Those surviving who will cherish Nicholas’ memory include his children, Tiffany, Brittany and Joshua Morrow; mother, Brenda Bates of Sunman; special friend, Kristen; step-mother, Tammy Morrow, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends.  He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Morrow, and step-father, Don Bates.Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, December 17, 2016 from 12 noon till 2 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman.  The funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial in Little Memory Church Cemetery with full military honors will follow.Memorial donations may be directed to the family.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Nicholas Morrow.last_img read more

first_img May 9, 2007Box Score MILLINGTON, Tenn. – Powered by another impressive performance on the mound by Brett McCullough (Cantonment, Fla./ Lipscomb University), third-seeded West Florida (43-16) claimed their first Gulf South Conference Championship with a 6-1 victory over top-seeded West Alabama (43-17) Wednesday afternoon at USA Stadium in Millington, Tenn. With the win, the Argonauts, who needed to win the GSC Tournament in order to qualify, are guaranteed a spot in the NCAA Division II South Central Regional Tournament for the first time in school history.McCullough earned the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player Award collecting two wins in the tournament. He tossed 7 and 1/3 strong innings in the championship game allowing only one run on six hits, striking six batters and walking only two, improving his record to 11-1 on the season.Seniors Bo Williams (Ocala, Fla./ Pensacola Junior College) , Peter Antoske (Olmsted Township, Ohio/ St. Edwards HS) and Jacob Whisenhunt (Mobile, Ala./ LB Wallace CC), also were named to the All-Tournament team going a collective 28-for-59 at the plate (.475 batting average), with 16 RBI and 16 runs over the five-game stretch. Williams batted an impressive .550 (11-for-20) with two home runs, two doubles and 10 RBI, Antoske collected a team high three doubles, seven runs and five walks while batting .440 (8-for-18) and Whisenhunt was second on the team with nine hits and third on the team with a .429 batting average during the tournament.In the championship game, West Florida cracked the score board first with one run in the fourth inning. Jason Kohl (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/ Pensacola Junior College) walked and advanced to second on a failed pick off attempt. Following a Clay Wallace (Bay Minette, Ala./ Faulkner State CC) single to place runners on the corners, Whisenhunt singled back up the middle of the infield driving in Kohl.The Argonauts added to their lead with one run in the fifth inning on Antoske’s first home run of the season, which just hooked fair around the left field foul pole.West Florida pushed their lead to five with a three-run sixth inning. Williams singled through the left side of the infield and advanced to second on a Tigers fielding error, which put two runners on base. Whisenhunt drove in both runners on a single to right center and Justin Wood’s (Pensacola, Fla./ West Florida HS) RBI single finished the scoring for the Argonauts in the sixth.West Alabama scored their only run in the eighth inning. Clark Humber and Rob Dahlberg each singled through the left side of the infield to start the rally, and Todd Rea knocked in the Tigers run with an RBI single.The Argonauts added an insurance run in the ninth inning on Williams’ second home run of the GSC Tournament. His solo blast to left center was his team-leading ninth homer of the season.The NCAA Division II South Central Regional begins May 17-20 with a location still to be determined. Follow the Argonauts historic run into the NCAA Division II Tournament with “Live Stats” and listen to the live broadcasts of all the games at goargos.comPrint Friendly Version West Florida Earns First Gulf South Conference Championship Sharelast_img read more

first_imgAlan Pardew will learn on Tuesday whether he will face a stadium ban for headbutting Hull midfielder David Meyler. There have been reports that Pardew may take an anger management course, but if he does so this will be entirely his own choice – the commission has no power to order him to do so. The Newcastle manager was given a two-match touchline ban and £20,000 fine in August 2012 for pushing an assistant referee, and the commission is likely to take that offence into account when deciding on the sanction because it occurred within the last two seasons. Pardew was also warned about his conduct in January this year following a heated exchange when he was caught on camera swearing at Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini. The prospect of a stadium ban, which means he would not be allowed to attend matches at all, rather than a touchline ban, is a very real one. Paul Ince was handed a five-match stadium ban in October when he was manager of Blackpool for a “violent push” on a match official. The headbutting incident happened when the Magpies were leading 3-1 at the KC Stadium when he and Meyler came into contact as Hull’s Irish midfielder chased a ball out of play close to the Newcastle manager’s technical area. Match referee Kevin Friend cautioned the player for his part in the incident and then sent Pardew to the stands, from where he watched the remainder of the game. Pardew afterwards issued a full apology and Newcastle responded within hours, warning him that his behaviour had been unacceptable and fining him £100,000. Meyler appeared to hark back to the incident in his goal celebration during Hull’s 3-0 FA Cup win over Sunderland on Sunday by headbutting the corner flag after scoring. The Newcastle manager will have a personal hearing in front of a three-man independent regulatory commission which will decide on the sanction for the misconduct charge, which Pardew has already admitted. The 52-year-old is expected to make a personal statement outlining his contrition at having committed the offence, and the steps he will undertake to improve his behaviour. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img(REUTERS) – Australia’s domestic cricketers will trial a “refined” version of the red Kookaburra ball during two rounds of this season’s Sheffield Shield, Cricket Australia (CA) said yesterday.CA said the difference between the old ball and the new one was an updated lining of the leather designed to increase the resilience of the seam.“In time, we would like to see this ball being considered for future first class cricket in Australia,” Peter Roach, the head of cricket operations at CA, said in a statement.“After an extensive process of testing in the laboratory, training and match conditions, we are confident that given good pitch and weather conditions the refined turf ball will stay harder for longer, and produce more swing for longer periods.”The new ball, designed in response to off-season feedback from players, coaches and officials, will be used in rounds five and six of the Sheffield Shield starting on November 29.Players will then use the British-made Dukes ball as they have done in the last three seasons after Christmas.England pace bowler Jofra Archer said earlier this month he had found it difficult to adjust to the Kookaburra ball ahead of the first Test in New Zealand, having used the Dukes ball during the Ashes series in England.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ As Syracuse players continued celebrating by its bench, head coach Nicky Adams walked over to her husband, Charlie, with the statsheet. She pointed to the shots, Adams, a former forward, said. She couldn’t stop smiling as Charlie read the tallies.Underneath the “OT” column, it read: Demon Deacons, 1, Orange, 4. For the game, Syracuse outshot Wake Forest 17-14, and the two teams finished level on shots on goal at six.Less than a week after registering no shots at Notre Dame, SU (3-7-2, 1-3-1 Atlantic Coast) came back against WFU (5-5-3, 0-3-2) on Thursday night at SU Soccer Stadium courtesy of two Meghan Root goals after halftime. The Demon Deacons dominated the first half with 64% possession and five shots to the Orange’s two and broke through just over two minutes into the second.SU talked about “guts” and “courage” during halftime, Adams said, and it showed after the WFU goal as the Orange midfield and attack turned on a suffocating press that eventually led to Root’s tying goal.Then, after her initial shot in overtime was blocked, Root tipped Clarke Brown’s effort, causing the ball to squeeze underneath the WFU goalie. Seeing the ball stopped in the six-yard box, Root secured Syracuse’s first ACC win in nearly two years.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Our coaches really emphasize courage,” senior captain Georgia Allen said. “Having guts. Not letting our momentum go down. We have a habit of coming back out and starting slow, so we made it a priority to come out firing and we always believed that we could win.”In the first half, the Orange struggled to keep ahold of the ball, didn’t get to second balls which their coaches yelled about from the sideline and gave Wake Forest time and space to play one-two’s in SU’s half of the field. It resembled Syracuse’s last three ACC outings, but the opposition this time wasn’t ranked.The Demon Deacons did split the SU backline in the eighth minute, but goalie Lysianne Proulx came off her line to make a point-blank save which was rendered moot anyway by the linesman’s flag.When Syracuse earned the ball back, Allen became more assertive and tried to feed the wingers through. She wasn’t able to weight the passes correctly, and WFU defenders muscled the smaller Orange players off the ball.In the 31st minute, a Wake Forest turnover in the midfield fell to Marisa Fischetti, who looked for Shannon Aviza, a defender who’s moved into the midfield, on a run out wide. Fischetti’s pass was too heavy, and SU’s break was slowed. Aviza’s eventual cross would be off-balance and too close to the keeper, who easily caught it.“It was about getting through that first half,” Adams said. “And then the second half, really amping it up and stepping up and putting a lot of pressure on them to not allow them to serve the ball into that central part of the field where they were dissecting us the first half.”Wake Forest came out of the break and took the lead, but Syracuse’s changes slowly gave them more control of the ball and the midfield as the second half progressed. After playing a 4-4-2 for the majority of the first half and only sending in one striker to press the Wake Forest backline, the Orange switched to a more fluid 4-2-3-1.The two wide players out of the three sitting behind the lone striker were encouraged to press. With Aviza setting up as a defensive midfielder, the other two players in the middle were free to roam and cut off passing lanes.“That was so fun,” Root said on pressing. “… We decided to press and then we were getting results when we did, so I think that gives everyone momentum to want to keep going forward and press, and it worked out.”Both Allen and Adams commended the play of Mackenzie Vlachos as one of the midfielders clogging up the middle. When Wake Forest tried to play long balls to its forwards, Vlachos was often there to pick the ball off.With the ball, she looked forward, which hasn’t always been the case this season for the entire SU team, Adams said. Against Notre Dame, the midfielders first glance was behind them to the defenders instead of looking ahead for forward runs. Even Fischetti, a striker, played multiple passes back to the defense against the Irish.“It was confidence on the ball,” Adams said. “It wasn’t getting the ball and having to go negative all the time. We were actually getting it and looking up and trying to get forward and breaking lines and getting in behind them. And that’s what made us so dangerous.”The possession added up to more corners for SU. In the second half and overtime, Syracuse earned all seven of its corner kicks. The Deacons had just three in that span. Set pieces have led to most of the Orange’s goals, and again on Thursday night, they took advantage of the free crossing opportunities. After having shots blocked or deflected out on its first few corners, Root finally capitalized with just over six minutes left in regulation to tie.After 98 minutes and 27 seconds, Syracuse mobbed Root and Wake Forest was left putting hands on hips and staring into the dark skyline. The Orange offense had finally come through. Comments Published on October 10, 2019 at 11:31 pm Contact Arabdho: armajumd@syr.edu | @aromajumder last_img read more

first_imgThe game between Tipperary and Tyrone had been fixed for Pairc Tailteann in Navan.However the ground failed a health and safety inspection yesterday.The CCC today moved the game to Parnell Park in Dublin – throw in time remains the same at 6pm on Saturday evening.last_img