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

Lambert: Saints targeting top four

first_img Press Association Rickie Lambert expects Southampton to be a top-four side sooner rather than later. The Saints’ blend of home-grown talent, long-serving players and big-money additions has seen them enjoy a fine second season back in the Barclays Premier League. Their players publicly spoke of their European ambitions earlier in the season – talk which gained credence when they moved within a victory of topping the table in November. center_img Mauricio Pochettino’s side have tailed off since then but are looking to end the season strongly and can move back into eighth with victory against Newcastle on Saturday – a minimum requirement for frontman Lambert. “We aimed for fourth this season and people laughed at us, but they didn’t laugh at us straight away when we were second, they waited until we dropped off a bit,” he told “Our desire is to get into the top four and that’s the way the club has been run in the past four years and that’s the vision the players have and it’s the one the club has, so for me it’s what the players still want going forward and it’s what we’re expecting to be honest. “We definitely believe that we can finish above teams like Newcastle. “I think we adapted to the Premier League last year so we stopped thinking about things in terms of what clubs are bigger than us. “We’re Southampton, we get on with our own stuff, and really you’re only as big a club as you want to be in your own head, so if you want to think you won’t be bigger than Newcastle then you never will be, but it’s up to us to push on.” last_img read more

Check out what Syracuse teams are doing over break

first_img Published on December 11, 2018 at 9:50 pm Contact Adam: | @_adamhillman Most students leave campus by Dec. 15, yet, four Syracuse teams and its athletes will stay at Syracuse University as their seasons continue. Here is what to know about the 19 total Syracuse sporting events taking place both on campus and on the road.FootballNo. 20 Syracuse (9-3, 6-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) football earned a berth in the Camping World Bowl in Orlando, Fla. against No. 16 West Virginia (8-3, 6-3 Big 12) on Dec. 28. The Orange’s nine wins are its most since 2001, when Dwight Freeney and the Orange went 10-3, ending in a 26-3 victory over Kansas State in the Bowl.Following a 4-0 start to its season, SU dropped two-straight one-score games to then-No. 2 Clemson and unranked Pitt. Unlike head coach Dino Babers’ first two seasons, where the Orange went 0-8 in November, the Orange went on another four-game winning streak. Even after a 36-3 blowout to No. 3 Notre Dame, SU finished the regular season ranked No. 20.The Orange will face off against West Virginia, who finished fourth in the Big 12. But the Mountaineers will be without senior quarterback Will Grier and senior offensive tackle Yodny Cajuste who are preparing for the 2019 NFL Draft. WVU comes in as the third-best passing offense in the FBS, but its defense, ranked 74th, will have to combat an Orange offense that averages more than 40 points a game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMen’s basketballFollowing Tyus Battle’s game-winning shot over Georgetown on Dec. 8, No. 25 Syracuse (7-2) will play seven times between Dec. 15 and Jan. 12, including its last four nonconference games of the season.SU lost two consecutive games to Connecticut and Oregon early in the season in Madison Square Garden. But after a 2-2 start, the Orange haven’t lost since, including a win at then-No. 16 Ohio State.The Orange will host No. 14 Buffalo on Dec. 18, a team they beat 81-74 last season behind Oshae Brissett’s 25 points. SU will also play against Old Dominion, Arkansas State and St. Bonaventure before SU starts its ACC slate on Jan. 5 at Notre Dame. The Irish won the lone meeting last season on a last second Rex Pflueger layup.Syracuse will also play Georgia Tech and Clemson at home the week before the spring semester begins.Women’s basketballSyracuse (8-2) women’s basketball won’t have to wait long after the conclusion of the semester to play its next game as it hosts Niagara on Dec. 17.A few days later, SU will travel to St. Petersburg, Fla. for the St. Petersburg Shootout. Syracuse will play Duquesne on Dec. 21 and the University of Central Florida the following day.The Orange will open ACC play two days before the men when they travel to Clemson, S.C. on Jan. 3. Two days later, Syracuse will face off against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. Last season, the Hokies defeated SU twice, including a 15-point win in the second round ACC Tournament.The Sunday before classes begin, Syracuse will host North Carolina. The Orange are 5-1 against the Tar Heels since joining the ACC in 2013 with its lone loss coming in 2016.Ice HockeyUnlike SU’s other active teams, the Syracuse (4-14-1, 4-3 College Hockey America) women’s ice hockey team will have a 13-day layoff after the end of the semester before it returns to the ice.Between Dec. 28 and Dec. 30, the Orange will head to Montreal to face Nipissing, St. Francis Xavier University and Concordia in the Theresa Humes Invitational. The tournament comes after the Orange were swept by No. 10 Colgate and No. 1 Wisconsin in consecutive series since returning from Thanksgiving break. In those four defeats, Syracuse was outscored 24-4.When Syracuse returns to the United States, it will travel to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Rochester Institute of Technology. SU played the Tigers on Nov. 16, Syracuse gave up four goals in the final nine minutes and lost 6-4 at home.In years past, Syracuse has improved after winter break. Since the 2015-2016 season, Syracuse holds a 30-19-1 record after the new year. Last year, the Orange used its second half run to reach the semifinals of the CHA tournament. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


first_imgIRELAND keeper Shay Given has urged the FAI to reward Giovanni Trapattoni with a new contract after Ireland’s 4-0 win in Estonia put is within touching distance of next year’s Euro championships.The Lifford man believes Trapattoni has earned the right to another deal and wants the Italian to stay for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers too!The FAI is due to meet the country’s manager after Tuesday’s second leg in the play-offs. “Hopefully he will the contract sorted rather than later,” said record caps holder Given.“People keep forgetting we are a small nation and we have got to lots of play-offs with him and we were really unlucky against France.“We have a fantastic chance of going to Poland and Ukraine now. Hopefully he’ll get his contract sorted.”The Co Donegal man says he can’t wait until Tuesday, adding: “It’s a great feeling. We have had so many sad stories overt the years, talking to you guys after games and everyone is on a real downer. I can’t take the smile off my face. “We are not there yet but we have got a fantastic chance now of finishing the job off on Tuesday.“Anything can happen in football – we could get a red card in the first few minutes. Please God we can finish the job off.“We have got a great bunch of lads and they are all delighted tonight. It’s a great night to be Irish but we will be professional on Tuesday.”SHAY: TRAP DESERVES NEW CONTRACT FROM FAI was last modified: November 13th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Co DonegalLiffordShay Givenlast_img read more


first_imgTONIGHT at the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny, the women in Business in County Donegal will launch their fresh new brand, website & online directory and host an evening of “Meet the Donegal Women in Business” showcase. The network committee would like to extend an invitation to anyone who would like to come along on the evening.The event, which will be officially launched by Minister Joe McHugh, is FREE of charge & there will be a large number of businesses networking & displaying on the night. There are some spaces still available and if you are interested in coming along or having a stand on the night, call Rachel on 0749160735 or email will have ladies from all industry sectors & of all age groups sharing their experiences with you about how the network benefits them and the networking on the night will be invaluable.Donegal Women in Business was set up 14 years ago to support all women who work in business and who own or manage a business in the county.With over 200 members, the Network is all about helping their members succeed. It supports members by: Giving shared learning and best practice through regular seminars and workshops, providing opportunities for businesses to promote themselves, being a source of information, holding regular networking events, enabling members to build up useful business contacts. The network run a number of seminars/workshops/breakfast meetings throughout the year. It’s not all work though, the Network also runs a number of social events, which provide a welcome diversion from daily business life and are a great way to have some fun while getting to know other members!The Network is open to all women with an interest in business. If you are interested in joining the Network, please contact: Rachel Wasson, Denise McClintock or Grace Ann McGarvey by email to or follow us on Facebook and on Twitter. Looking forward to seeing you there. DONEGAL WOMEN IN BUSINESS TO LAUNCH NEW WEBSITE AND ONLINE DIRECTORY was last modified: October 13th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more