Guns not only lethal in hands of criminals

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThis is in response to the Feb. 14 letter arguing that it is criminals, not guns, who are responsible for gun deaths:Strong political opinions are rarely altered by arguments. What does change people’s minds is personal experience. Mr. Homan, it would only take one unsupervised child getting a hold of your gun and accidentally shooting another child to change your mind. It would only take one depressed neighbor knowing you had a gun and subsequently borrowing it to kill herself to change your life.As a retired mental health worker, I know many such cases, and none of the people involved were criminals.Nancy OrtnerScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesSchenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff…last_img read more

First minority government for Guyana

first_img Share Share 12 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! NewsRegional First minority government for Guyana by: – December 2, 2011center_img Share Tweet President-elect, Donald RamotarGEORGETOWN, Guyana — The Guyana Election Commission (GECOM) on Thursday declared Donald Ramotar of the ruling People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) the winner of Monday’s presidential election. However, Ramotar’s party failed to win an overall parliamentary majority.GECOM said the PPP/C won 32 seats, the opposition coalition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) 26 seats, and the Alliance for Change 7 seats. It is the first minority government in Guyana since the former British colony achieved self-government in 1953 and independence in 1966.Ramotar is expected to be sworn in as president on Saturday, replacing Bharrat Jagdeo, who served the two-term maximum set by Guyana’s constitution.The electoral commission had delayed the announcement of the final results, which had been expected on Wednesday, amid much controversy, prompting GECOM chairman Steve Surujbally to defend the integrity of the commission and the results.By Caribbean News Now contributorlast_img read more

McILroy and Lowry out of Matchplay

first_imgMcIlory was handed a walkover in his second group game against Gary Woodland, but was knocked out after Denmark’s Soren Kjeldsen won his second match 4 and 3.Lowry meanwhile lost to Jon Rahm overnight.Both players play their final group games later today, with McIlroy meeting Emiliano Grillo and Lowry taking on Kevin Chappell.last_img

Super Bowl commercials 2019: Watch the best ads from Super Bowl 53

first_img“CBS Corp., which will broadcast the big game from Atlanta on Feb. 3, is selling 30-second commercials for $5.1 million to $5.3 million, people familiar with the matter said. That’s roughly the same price as last year, when Comcast Corp.’s NBC sold them for $5.24 million, according to research firm Kantar Media.”Some companies ran teasers and even released their ads early to generate buzz on social media and get more bang for their buck. From Bud Light to Olay and everything in between, here’s a collection of the best commercials that ran during the big game in 2019 to discuss around the water cooler Tuesday.MORE: Breaking down the ‘NFL100′ commercial frame by framePepsi Super Bowl adBudweiser Super Bowl adOlay skin care Super Bowl adHyundai Super Bowl adStella Artois Super Bowl adMercedes-Benz Super Bowl adMr. Peanut Super Bowl adBubly Super Bowl adAmazon Super Bowl adDoritos Super Bowl adM&M’s Super Bowl adMichelob ULTRA Super Bowl adMichelob ULTRA Pure Gold Super Bowl adAvocados from Mexico Super Bowl adBON & VIV Spiked Seltzer Super Bowl adBumble Super Bowl adColgate Total Super Bowl adExpensify Super Bowl adPringles Super Bowl adKia Super Bowl ad Super Bowl 53 didn’t exactly inspire excitement on the field, so the brands that ponied up for commercials during the big game got a bang for their buck.A 30-second ad during the Super Bowl cost around $5 million this year, according to Bloomberg News. Devour Super Bowl adYellow Tail Super Bowl adVerizon Super Bowl adToyota Super Bowl adBud Light “Corn Syrup” adTo be clear, Bud Light is not brewed with corn syrup, and Miller Lite and Coors Light are.— Bud Light (@budlight) February 3, 2019″Game of Thrones”/Bud Light adThe Bud Light and @GameofThrones worlds collide #ForTheThrone. Literally.— Bud Light (@budlight) February 4, 2019T-Mobile “What’s for dinner?” ad🌮 What 🌮 is 🌮 everyone 🌮 eating 🌮 next 🌮 Tuesday?! 🌮Free tacos with @TacoBell for #TMobileTuesdays customers. #AreYouWithUs— T-Mobile (@TMobile) February 4, 2019The Twilight Zone Super Bowl adWhat dimension are you even in? 🌀Witness the extended cut of the debut @TheTwilightZone promo featuring @JordanPeele. #TheTwilightZone— The Twilight Zone (@TheTwilightZone) February 4, 2019 NFL “100 years” Super Bowl adThe all-time greatest, most competitive NFL players gathered for the #NFL100 gala. What could possibly go wrong?— NFL (@NFL) February 4, 2019 Burger King Super Bowl adthe whopper’s out of the bag. keep eating like Andy. #EatLikeAndy— Burger King (@BurgerKing) February 4, 2019Avengers Super Bowl ad”Some people move on. But not us.” Watch the brand new Marvel Studios’ #AvengersEndgame spot that aired during the Big Game. See the film in theaters April 26.— The Avengers (@Avengers) February 3, 2019Washington Post Super Bowl adBecause knowing empowers us.Knowing helps us decide.Knowing keeps us free.#democracydiesindarkness— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 4, 2019last_img read more