Investors respond warmly to Hammerson’s tour de France

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Guest Column: New abortion law is extreme and harmful

first_imgCategories: Editorial, OpinionFor The Daily GazetteNo woman celebrates abortion. No woman wants an abortion the way she wants an ice cream cone or an iPhone X. Legally, there is no question that the new law allows abortion for any reason up to the moment of birth.Gov. Andrew Cuomo can spin it any way he wants, but as an attorney, he knows this is true.Lawmakers could have put language in the law to limit late-term abortions to cases where there is a grave physical health danger to the mother, but they didn’t.Instead, they gave Planned Parenthood exactly what it wanted — an open-ended “health” exception that allows abortion for reasons of age, economics and family circumstances; virtually anything will suffice.Think about that.An unfettered absolute right to abortion for all nine months of pregnancy is now imbedded in New York law.The same fully formed infants that parents excitedly watch on the ultrasound screen kicking their legs and sucking their thumbs can now be legally destroyed at any point in their in utero development. But lawmakers didn’t stop there.They also removed protections in law for infants who might accidentally survive an abortion.Yes, that happens.And yes, our law had previously offered these babies immediate medical attention and gave them all of the legal rights each and every one of us enjoys as a born human being. But no more. Now they can be left to die on the table.  New York’s criminal charge of felony abortion was also wiped off the books by the new law.Human traffickers and domestic abusers are the ones rejoicing here. Abortion is a tragedy all the way around.Biologically, that’s because abortion ends the life of a developing human. It’s not a developing carrot or a developing toad.It’s not like losing an appendix or losing your tonsils.It’s the loss of a developing human child.The celebration of New York’s new abortion policy was shameful.The cheering in the Senate chamber, the party at the governor’s mansion and the lighting of state buildings like the Freedom Tower in Manhattan were deeply offensive to many New Yorkers.They are right to be outraged.  And their outrage will not soon be forgotten.center_img No longer can they be charged for coerced abortions or attacks intentionally targeting a pregnancy to cause miscarriage.In early February, a pregnant woman and her unborn child were viciously bludgeoned to death in Queens.The district attorney charged the alleged perpetrator with second degree murder and second-degree abortion, but had to drop the abortion charge when he realized the crime no longer exists.As a result, there will never be justice for the death of that very-much-wanted baby.So much for “choice.”Gov. Cuomo has said that New York’s new abortion law is the most aggressive one in the country.He’s right about that. It is overly permissive, extreme and dangerous.It will leave in its wake more dead infants and many wounded mothers. It was all about politics and not about the best interests of the people.   Did we need it? Absolutely not.New York already had the highest abortion rate of any state in the country.And that’s a heartbreaking designation, not a celebratory badge of honor.Kathleen M. Gallagher of Schenectady is the director of pro-life activities for the New York State Catholic Conference.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Make a game plan for voting. Do it now.EDITORIAL: No more extensions on vehicle inspectionsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: No chickens in city without strong regsFoss: Schenectady Clergy Against Hate brings people togetherlast_img read more

Gary Heminger Joins PPG Board Of Directors

first_imgPPG has announced that Gary Heminger, chairman and CEO of Marathon Petroleum Corp., has been elected to join its board of directors, effective immediately. He will serve on the PPG board’s audit committee and its nominating and governance committee.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementHeminger has been chairman of Marathon Petroleum Corp. since April 2016 and its CEO since July 2011. Marathon Petroleum Corp. is one of the largest independent petroleum product refining, marketing, retail and pipeline transportation companies in the United States and its Speedway subsidiary owns and operates one of the nation’s largest convenience store chains.“Gary’s proven leadership and comprehensive understanding of the energy industry and experience overseeing all aspects of the company, with industrial, transportation and retail businesses, will add valuable depth as PPG continues to grow our operations throughout the world,” said Michael McGarry, PPG chairman and CEO.Heminger has spent more than 40 years in a variety of leadership, financial and marketing positions with Marathon. He served as president of Marathon Petroleum Corp. from July 2011 to July 2017 and, in January 2011, was appointed to the board of directors of Marathon Petroleum Corp. From September 2001 to July 2011, Heminger served as both executive vice president – downstream, Marathon Oil Corp. and as president of Marathon Petroleum Co. LLC. Previously, he served in a variety of executive-level operational, marketing and business development roles.Since June 2012, Heminger also has served as chairman of the board and CEO of MPLX GP LLC, a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Corp. and the general partner of MPLX LP, a consolidated master limited partnership formed to own and operate midstream energy infrastructure assets.AdvertisementHeminger has served on the board of directors of Fifth Third Bancorp since 2006 and serves on the boards of directors and executive committees of the American Petroleum Institute (since 2011) and the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers. He is an emeritus trustee of the board of trustees at Tiffin University, serving as a trustee beginning in 1991 and as chairman from 1996 to 2014.last_img read more

Air Products signs contract to supply flat panel market in Taiwan

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Picture of the Day: Dredger “Niccolo Machiavelli” at Work (The Bahamas)

first_imgA mammoth seafloor dredger, dubbed ‘The Reef Destroyer’ by local environmentalists, recently arrived in Bimini as developers forge ahead with construction of a controversial ferry terminal.The 450-foot, 1,200 ton Niccolo Machiavelli is a specialized cutter-suction dredger designed to break up hard material which standard dredgers cannot remove.[mappress]Dredging Today Staff, June 17, 2014last_img

Career expo paves the way for pupils

first_imgMekaeel Johaar, Grade 9, Ashiq McKenzie, Grade 9, Danin Pieterse, Grade 10, Jason Maxim, Grade 9, and Rionaldo Strings, Grade 11, check out the False Bay Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges exhibition, which was manned by Litha Mkatini. Belgravia High School was the host venue for 18 schools who attended the ANC’s Athlone Parliamentary Constituency Office’s Career Expo, which was held on Wednesday April 19 and Thursday April 20. The Career Expo targeted pupils in Grade 11 and Grade 12 from Crawford, Hanover Park, Heideveld, Langa, Lansdowne, and Manenberg, among others.Belgravia High School principal, Andre Buis, said many pupils are not sure what career they want to pursue, and exhibitions like this, play an important role.“What is nice about this, is that there are a number of SETAs(Sector Education and Training Authority) exhibiting, which gives pupils an even greater opportunity. The variety of career options here is fantastic – from Armscor, to the paramedics, and the fire department. Also, many were not aware of the different career opportunities within SAPS, for example. We are looking forward to have this as an annual event,” Mr Buis said.Bonteheuwel High School’s Gladys Julies and Robert Stevens, both in Grade 12, said the information they received at the expo was invaluable.“It has been a great help coming here today. I am filling in bursary application forms. Although I know what I want to do, today’s event helped me a lot, especially with my back-up plan,” Gladys said.Robert added: “I learnt more about law enforcement today and what qualifications are needed. It motivated me so much more to go for my dream.” Brandon-Lee Dell and Zain Moosa, both Grade 8, asked Mahlahle Bilankulu, from the Fibre, Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority (FP&M Seta) a few questions. The school hall was packed with many eager pupils wanting to learn more about career choices. Mekaeel Johaar, Grade 9, Ashiq McKenzie, Grade 9, Danin Pieterse, Grade 10, Jason Maxim, Grade 9, and Rionaldo Strings, Grade 11, check out the False Bay Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges exhibition, which was manned by Litha Mkatini.center_img Robert Stevens and Gladys Julies, both Grade 12 at Bonteheuwel High School filled in bursary application forms. 1 of 4last_img read more

United for Children Club to walk for abuse awareness

first_imgLocalNews United for Children Club to walk for abuse awareness by: Dominica Vibes News – June 30, 2016 Share 171 Views   no discussions Share The recently formed United for Children Club of the Convent High School (CHS) will host a walk from the Dame Mary Eugenia Charles Boulevard to the Botanical Gardens in Roseau on Saturday July 2 from 8 a.m.This is aimed at raising awareness of child abuse and to encourage reporting, a press release from the club stated.The United for Children Club was formed by CHS students, who were “outraged” by child abuse; especially when young children are sexually abused by pedophiles or when underage teens are exploited by older adults.“We stand with survivors of child abuse and say be strong, be courageous, do the right thing and report child abuse,” the release stated.The group is also encouraging people to help by reporting information about such cases by calling 1 -800-744-3629, the Dominica National Council of Women (DNCW) hotline to talk about their experiences “however long ago it was, it still helps to talk”.The walk, described as “nonpolitical” and “non-denominational” led by the youth, will end at the Gazebo in the Botanical Gardens.The speeches will commence from at 10 am where the youth who are leading United for Children Club will give addresses.Other speakers will include Tina Alexander from Lifeline Ministries, Tina Alfred who was recently presented with The Queen’s Young Leader Award and Carnival Princess Rayne Benjamin.Persons interested can purchase United for Children t-shirts from the DNCW’s office on King George V Street for EC$15 or on the Bayfront before the walk.Mrs Josephine Dublin principal of CHS, Miss Lewis, Mrs Delia Cuffy-Weekes, Ms Tina Alfred and Sister Tina Alexander, the NGO Coalition for the Protection of Children, the youth and corporate partners have collaborated with the students giving support to the club.center_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharelast_img read more

McIlroy Wins BMW Championship with the New Gear; Playoffs Heating Up!

first_img Related TopicsPaul CaseyPhil Kenyon.Rory McIlroyScotty Cameron Danny Simpson is a 4 year graduate from John Carroll University in Cleveland with a BA in Communications and Theatre Arts where he specialized in broadcast and theatre production. Graduated from Aurora High School, Danny has lived in North East Ohio all his life and love Cleveland Sports. Currently enrolled at The Ohio Center for Broadcasting in the Sports emphasis program, Danny hopes to make a name for himself somewhere for some professional or collegiate sports organization. Change can be good. Since the discontinuation of Nike Golf Equipment, Rory McIlroy switched to the mallet style Scotty Cameron putter by Titleist. McIlroy came into TPC Boston under a bit of scrutiny, mainly concerning his putting, and had taken drastic measures to fix the problem; a new putter, along with new coach Phil Kenyon.After the most discouraging of starts, McIlroy produced one of the more important rounds of the tournament on Monday, disregarding problematic wind for a 6-under 65 to win by two strokes over 54-hole leader Paul Casey. And most of the scoring was done with the flat stick…you’ve heard it before; Drive for show – putt for dough. This is second time in four years McIlroy has won the Deutsche Bank Championship. With this win, McIlroy moved to 4th place in the FedEx Cup Playoffs standings heading into the third leg of the playoffs; the BMW Championship.As for Monday (the Labor Day final round), McIlroy started the day off six shots behind the lead, but got off to the good start he needed to make a run. With five birdies on the front, including three straight before the turn, he was able to tie Casey. He then made another birdie at the par-4 12th, a hole that he was inconsistent on all week; a triple bogey, a birdie and a double bogey in his previous three rounds to take the lead while Casey bogeyed the 11th. McIlroy was then up by two shots. He bogeyed the 17th but came back with a birdie on the par-5 finishing hole. McIlroy made 25 starts on Tour without a win before Monday. Another Marquee name has been added to the top ten in the FedEx standings; 1. Patrick Reed2. Jason Day3. Dustin Johnson4. Rory McIlroy5. Adam Scott6. Jordan Spieth7. Russell Knox8. Emiliano Grillo9. Jimmy Walker10. Paul CaseyNext weekend, as stated before, we have the BMW Championship for the top 75 players. The tournament will be held at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Indiana. Last year’s BMW Champion: Jason Day. center_img Danny Simpsonlast_img read more

Bertarung Melawan Bau Busuk, Inilah Peran Petugas Pembersih Limbah Toilet Kereta

first_imgDia berpatroli dan memeriksa peralatan, melakukan perbaikan dan perawatan dan tidak akan pergi sampai setelah jam 11 malam atau ketika kereta api terakhir berangkat. Dia menyebutkan, pekerjaan ini bukanlah yang disadari banyak orang, tetapi sangat penting untuk memastikan lingkungan sanitasi bagi penumpang kereta api. Han sendiri sudah bekerja selama 11 tahun.para petugas pembersihan toilet kereta Cina (shine.cn)“Bau busuk membuat saya tidak bisa makan dan pekerjaan itu berat, terutama di musim panas dan musim dingin,” kata Han.Pembersihan kotoran dengan alat hisap dapat digunakan di rel stasiun yang sempit terlepas dari kondisi cuaca. Dia mengatakan, pada musim panas suhu rel bisa mencapai 58 derajat Celcius. Namun meski begitu Han dan rekannya yang lain tetap harus bekerja.“Udara panas yang mengepul dari kereta, bercampur dengan bau, membuat saya tidak nyaman dan saya kesulitan bernapas sambil basah oleh keringat. Tapi aku harus bertahan karena itu adalah tugasku yang memastikan penumpang bisa menggunakan toilet,” kata Han.Musim dingin juga merupakan tantangan berat karena katup pembuangan feses terkadang membeku, bahkan dalam cuaca ekstrem, pekerjaan tidak berhenti. Dia mengatakan, dalam kondisi topan dan hujan deras, jas hujan tidak membantu karena mereka tertiup angin atau basah kuyup. Di tengah kesulitan seperti itu, apa yang membuat Han tetap bekerja? Dia mengatakan dia menghargai stabilitas, meskipun dia mempertimbangkan untuk berhenti di awal.“Saya tidak memberi tahu teman sekelas dan teman-teman saya apa yang saya lakukan karena pekerjaan itu berhubungan dengan pemborosan. Banyak kolega saya berhenti segera setelah mereka memulai pekerjaan,” jelas Han.Selama 11 tahun terakhir, Han belum pernah kembali ke kampung halamannya selama liburan, belum lagi Festival Musim Semi, waktu yang secara tradisional disediakan untuk reuni keluarga. Sebab menurutnya, Festival musim Semi adalah waktu tersibuk mereka. Selain itu Stasiun Shanghai adalah stasiun besar yang banyak lalu lintas kereta.Kereta biasanya memiliki 18 gerbong dan 34 tangki pengumpul kotoran. Han menjelaskan, memompa limbah mungkin tampak seperti pekerjaan sederhana, tetapi ini proses yang rumit dan multi-langkah. Karena setiap langkah membutuhkan keterampilan dan latihan.“Setiap gerakan perlu dilakukan dengan sangat ketat berdasarkan prosedur karena setiap kegagalan dapat menyebabkan kebocoran kotoran. Pakaian yang tercemar tidak layak disebut, tetapi kebocoran mungkin memengaruhi keberangkatan normal kereta,” tambahnya.Bisa dikatakan Han, pekerjaan ini membosankan tetapi dirinya tidak pernah mengeluh dan bahkan mengatakan terbiasa dengan pekerjaan serta lingkungan toilet yang bersih untuk penumpang. Han menjelaskan lagi, bahwa konsentrasi juga penting dalam pekerjaannya, karena masalah kecil bisa menyebabkan kecelakaan.Han termasuk di antara 70 pekerja pembersih kotoran di Stasiun Kereta Shanghai, Stasiun Kereta Shanghai Hongqiao, dan Stasiun Kereta Api Shanghai Selatan. Bersama-sama, mereka memindahkan sekitar 50 ton sampah dari sekitar 2000 tangki feculence setiap hari.Sejak epidemi virus korona, mereka harus memeriksakan suhu mereka dan memakai alat pelindung saat bekerja. Mereka juga perlu meningkatkan frekuensi desinfeksi di ruang kerja. Tak hanya itu, para kru harus lebih berhati-hati untuk mencegah penyemprotan oleh limbah karena potensi risiko penularan virus fecal-oral.Jika pekerja menggunakan tangan mereka untuk membersihkan pipa yang tersumbat, mereka harus menjalani desinfeksi dan pembersihan yang menyeluruh. Layanan kereta api dari Wuhan, bekas episentrum wabah coronavirus di Cina, dimulai kembali pada 8 April. Tujuh belas kereta meninggalkan Wuhan ke Shanghai pada hari itu.“Jika saya mengatakan saya tidak takut akan potensi bahaya terinfeksi, itu akan menjadi kebohongan, tetapi saya yakin dengan langkah-langkah pencegahan bangsa kita,” kata Han.Dong Wei, kepala tim, mulai sebagai pekerja pembuangan limbah pada tahun 2007. Dong mengatakan pada awalnya mereka menggunakan kendaraan untuk menyedot tinja, kemudian secara bertahap menggantinya dengan sistem penghisap vakum. Dia menyebutkan bahwa pekerjaan ini membutuhkan rasa tanggung jawab yang kuat dan pekerja tidak memiliki istirahat selama bekerja.Diketahui, durasi pemberhentian setiap kereta bervariasi, membuat pekerjaan terkadang berpacu dengan waktu. Han menambahkan, ini bisa satu jam, atau hanya 12 menit dan kami perlu mengurangi empat menit di sekitar keberangkatan kereta dan berhenti untuk memastikan keselamatan kerja, mengharuskan pekerja untuk sangat berkonsentrasi pada pekerjaan dan seefisien mungkin.Baca juga: Kereta Api Inggris Masih Buang Limbah Toilet ke Rel“Kadang-kadang penumpang yang ceroboh menyiram barang-barang seperti handuk, ikat pinggang, botol plastik atau sisir ke toilet, yang akan mengikis sabuk sistem pompa kami atau memblokir pipa. Kita perlu mengeluarkan kotoran dengan tangan dalam kasus seperti itu,” tambah Han.Dong mengatakan, pekerja tertua di antara 70 pekerja berusia 58 tahun, meskipun sebagian besar berusia 40-an.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedBuang Stigma Jorok, Cina Lakukan Revolusi Toilet di Kereta Api07/02/2018In “Darat”Kereta Api Inggris Masih Buang Limbah Toilet ke Rel05/11/2019In “Darat”Tidak Lagi Gunakan Toilet “Bolong,” PT KAI Ganti Dengan Septic Tank03/03/2017In “Darat” Han Chunmao, petugas pembersih limbah kereta di Cina (shine.cn) Kereta api yang beroperasi tak hanya mempekerjakan masinis, kondektur, petugas loket maupun keamanan. ternyata di Cina ada pekerjaan lainnya yakni petugas pembersih limbah toilet kereta api. Bahkan mereka bekerja diantara bau busuk, berpisah dari keluarga, meggigil ketika musim dingin, kehujanan di kala hujan lebat hingga kepanasan ketika musim panas.Baca juga: Atasi Limbah, Stasiun Kereta di India Hadirkan Mesin Penghancur Botol BekasSalah seorang dari 70 pekerja pembersih limbah toilet kereta di cina yakni Han Chunmao mengatakan biasanya bekerja membersihkan toilet dengan alat hisap khusus sebanyak 30 kereta perhari atau 40 per hari selama masa Festival musim Semi. Dirangkum KabarPenumpang.com dari shine.cn (14/4/2020), Han bercerita setiap pagi dirinya tiba di stasiun pukul 04.30 pagi waktu setempat.last_img read more

Moromizato edges Creamer for title

first_imgTSUKUBAMIRAI, Ibaraki Pref. (Kyodo) Shinobu Moromizato held off final-round charges by Paula Creamer, Jeon Mi Jeong and Akiko Fukushima to win her second major title at the World Ladies Championship Salonpas Cup on Sunday.The 22-year-old from Okinawa stepped to the par-4 18th tee one shot clear of the three players, and matched par to finish a round of 3-under 69 that moved her to 13-under 275 for the tournament. Creamer came up one stroke short and shared second place with South Korean Jeon after matching the day’s low round with a 65 on the Ibaraki Golf Club West Course.“Other contenders were playing very well, so that helped me concentrate on my each shot,” Moromizato said. “Now I feel like I can better deal with tough situations. I’ve got strong mentally.” IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more