Vote yes on state ballot proposition 3

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionVote yes on Proposal 3 on Election Day and help the small communities of the Adirondacks and Catskills. This is an amendment to Article 14 of the state constitution, the Forever Wild provision. Proposal 3 enjoys universal support from local governments and environmental groups because it helps the small communities of the Adirondack and Catskill parks. Residents of Schenectady and the Capital District depend upon the Catskills and Adirondacks for wild, wonderful outdoor experiences. Now, we’re depending on residents of the Capital District to vote yes on Proposal 3 to help give these communities a boost.Under Proposal 3, the state of New York will purchase 250 acres to add to the public 3-million-acre Adirondack and Catskill forest preserves, which will offset the creation of a 250-acre Health and Safety Land Account, which makes roadside Forest Preserve lands available for a limited set of municipal purposes like extending broadband service, creating bike paths, and highway safety projects.These lands will be transferred in small increments through a process administered by the state Department of Environmental Conservation, which includes a public review and public hearings.Protect the Adirondacks urges Capital District residents to vote yes on Proposal 3.Peter BauerLake GeorgeMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

Berkeley scoops £2.5m in 10 days for Imperial Hotel residential conversion

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Florida offers drive-through Botox to quarantined residents

first_imgSalzhauer said the idea struck him as he was sitting in his car waiting for a blood test for COVID-19 antibodies.”The areas that we inject Botox are the upper face, exactly the parts of the face that aren’t covered by the mask so it’s really ideal,” Salzhauer said, while wearing a mask, face shield and surgical gown as he waited for his next drive-up patient.Patients sign up online, paying an average of $600 each for a stippling of shots across their foreheads.Arman Ohevshalom, 36, was enthusiastic as he waited in line with his wife in their car, although it was their first time receiving the injections. Quarantined Florida residents worried about their laughter lines and crows’ feet need frown no longer – Botox is back, and it’s being offered at a drive-through.On May 4, the US state allowed a partial relaxing of restrictions imposed to slow the coronavirus pandemic. That means certain elective medical procedures could resume, including Botox injections and cosmetic surgery.Michael Salzhauer, a plastic surgeon known as ‘Dr. Miami’ who has also starred in a reality television show, has been conducting drive-through Botox injections in the garage of his building in the posh Miami neighborhood of Bal Harbour. “It’s very creative, and after seeing how they’re running it I feel just as comfortable as I would in the office,” he said.Florida’s tattoo artists, however, are frustrated. Shuttered since March, they asking why they cannot open, too.Botox injections are “kind of like tattooing, he’s injecting stuff into the skin,” said tattoo shop owner Chico Cortez. Florida is home to about 10,000 working tattoo artists, according to the Florida Professional Tattoo Artist Guild.An e-mailed statement from a Miami-Dade County spokesperson said Mayor Carlos Gimenez has yet to set a date for reopening tattoo shops. “He is working with industry members and the medical experts to come up with the best way to reopen safely,” it said.Topics :last_img read more

Maluku villagers reject COVID-19 rapid testing team

first_imgThe man received a positive result from a COVID-19 rapid test conducted at a local market a few weeks ago. He was quarantined and underwent a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test at a nearby facility to get a more accurate result. Read also: COVID-19 positive man refuses to be taken to hospital, hugs neighbors in rage”However, health authorities have yet to reveal the PCR test result,” Ruslan said, as quoted by kompas.com.He said the medical team could only conduct rapid tests in the neighborhood after residents saw A’s test result. PCR test results are usually returned seven days after testing.Village supervisory non-commissioned officers (Babinsa) eventually dispersed the protest.People who test positive for COVID-19 through a rapid test are required to take a PCR test for a more reliable result. However, the number of available PCR tests is limited because of a shortage of reagent. (vny)Topics : Dozens of residents of Silale in Ambon, Maluku, staged a protest on Thursday to turn away a medical team that had intended to perform rapid COVID-19 tests on a family living in the area.The head of a local neighborhood unit (RT), Ruslan Abdul Gani, said the protest was triggered by the secretiveness of health authorities about the results of COVID-19 test performed on a local, identified as A.Ruslan said A had been quarantined by authorities for 21 days. However, he had yet to be released “despite his good condition”, as reported by kompas.com.last_img read more

Gold hits new high, equities struggle on virus fears

first_imgGold chalked up another record peak on Tuesday, while equity markets struggled with mounting coronavirus fears amid a political fight in Washington over another fiscal package to support the battered US economy.With fresh infection spikes in Asia and Europe – on top of the already high number of new cases in the United States – and new containment measures, the global economic outlook remains clouded.Virus uncertainty combined with China-US tensions has sent gold soaring nearly 30 percent this year – and on Tuesday it struck another record pinnacle at US$1,981.27 per ounce in Asian trade before pulling back somewhat. Some observers still predict $2,000 could be broken as early as this week.Read also: Gold price surge blessing in disguise for IndonesiaThe euro pulled back from its recent nearly two-year peak ahead of Wednesday’s Federal Reserve meeting, part of a jam-packed US economic calendar playing out over the next couple of days.Investors are also looking ahead to the first estimate of second-quarter US gross domestic product and a congressional hearing with the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook. Wall Street stocks finished decisively lower as legislators in Washington appeared far apart on another round of fiscal support for the coronavirus-battered economy.Republican congressional leaders on Monday released details of their long-awaited spending plan to boost the economy. However, the proposal contains many differences from the one backed by congressional Democrats.Supplemental unemployment benefits are scheduled to expire this week, putting pressure on Washington to come up with a replacement for funds that have helped blunt the economic carnage from the shutdowns so far.”The spread between the Democratic and Republican proposals hasn’t closed any,” said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at National Securities.”The market is frustrated at how we have to watch Washington grind things out.”Topics :last_img read more

Plexiglass to separate Pence, Harris at VP debate

first_imgDemocrats have expressed fear that Trump might have been contagious when he debated Biden, though the ex-vice president has since tested negative.The White House has not stated whether Trump will be available for the next debate, set for Oct.15, given his diagnosis.Biden signaled he would be willing to participate in the second debate, provided health experts approve.”I’ll do whatever the experts say is appropriate for me to do,” he told reporters Monday.”If scientists say that it’s safe… then I think that’s fine,” Biden said, adding that “we should be very cautious.” Topics : Plexiglass will separate US Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris at Wednesday’s debate, a campaign aide said, reflecting changes aimed at protecting the rivals against the spread of the coronavirus.The Commission on Presidential Debates has reportedly approved the plans, with backing of the Cleveland Clinic which is helping set debate health protocols, after President Donald Trump announced Friday that he had contracted Covid-19.Amid negotiations over debate terms, Harris, a US senator from California who is Democrat Joe Biden’s running mate, was said to have supported the plexiglass addition while Pence’s camp opposed.center_img “Plexiglass will be used” between the candidates on stage in Salt Lake City, Utah, a Harris campaign aide told AFP Monday.Politico first reported the barrier news, also writing that the commission changed the layout so that the candidates will be seated 13 feet (four meters) apart instead of seven feet.”If Sen. Harris wants to use a fortress around herself, have at it,” Pence spokeswoman Katie Miller told Politico.Pence and Harris have each tested negative for Covid-19 since the Trump-Biden debate last Tuesday in Cleveland.last_img read more

Rare riverfront apartments snapped up by local buyers

first_img MORE QLD REAL ESTATE NEWS: Place Kangaroo Point selling agent Simon Caulfied said the number of sales indicated buyer confidence was back, post-election.Only three apartments are left to sell, starting from $1.85 million, and three terrace homes from $1.55 million.Mr Caulfield said two buyers currently lived within 100m of the building.“They are literally within neighbouring streets,” Mr Caulfield said.“We had one buyer who had acreage at Burbank, one who has sold a highend home at Yabba St, Ascot, and one who has lived at Carindale at a property backing onto the golf course.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoMr Caulfield said at Barca, frontages for the apartments were wider than those of riverfront homes.“They are 10m wide, that’s pretty rare for an apartment,” he said.“Three of the apartments were courtyards that sold. Two of the courtyard apartments were $2.4 million – cheaper than a riverfront home down the road.“The larger courtyard apartment sold for $2.81 million, and that came with four side-by-side lock-up car parks – their own garages.”A four-bedroom amalgamated apartment also sold for $3.3 million.“It was two smaller units that were joined off the plan and sold off the back of the apartment launch night,” Mr Caulfield said.“Easily half of the purchasers in the building are from Bulimba, Hawthorne and Balmoral.”The highest sale at Barca Bulimba was a $4.3 million apartment, sold last year. Mr Caulfield said it was the highest recorded price for an apartment in Bulimba. Only a handful of apartments are available at Barca Bulimba.A swish riverfront development at Bulimba has recorded $13 million in sales in only five weeks.Empty nesters, families with young children and downsizers are snapping up apartments at Barca Bulimba. NEW RIVERSIDE URBAN VILLAGE SPLASH CASH ON TAX RETURNlast_img read more

Immune system defect may cause ME

first_imgHealthLifestyle Immune system defect may cause ME by: – October 24, 2011 Tweet 10 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!center_img Chronic fatigue syndrome may be due to the immune system, researchers think.Researchers in Norway believe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), also known as ME, may be caused by a wayward immune system attacking the body.The illness, the cause of which is uncertain and has no known cure, has attracted significant controversy.A small study, reported in PLoS One, showed a cancer drug, which inhibited the immune system, relieved symptoms in some patients.The ME Association said the findings were “very encouraging news”.Doctors in Norway stumbled across their first clue in 2004 when treating a patient with both Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the white blood cells, and CFS. When she received cancer treatment, her fatigue symptoms improved for five months.‘Dramatic’The latest study, carried out at the Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, built on the previous discovery by testing 30 patients with CFS.Half were given two doses of Rituximab, a cancer drug which eliminates a type of white blood cell, while the other half were given a fake treatment.In those patients receiving the drug, 67% reported an improvement in a score of their fatigue levels. Just 13% showed any improvement in the sham group. Øystein Fluge, an oncology consultant at the hospital, told the BBC: “There was a varied response: none, moderate, dramatic relief of all symptoms.“Two had no recurrence [of their symptoms], their life was turned completely around very dramatically.”Their theory is that a type of white blood cell, B lymphocytes, are producing an antibody which attacks the body.The drug wipes out the lymphocytes which in some cases may “reset the immune system”, however, in other patients the fatigue symptoms would return when more B lymphocytes were made.CautionMr Fluge said: “I think the fact that patients responded to treatment, improved cognitive function, fatigue and pain makes us believe we’re touching one of the central mechanisms.“But we’re scratching at the surface, I would not characterise this as a major breakthrough.”The researchers are now investigating the effect of giving more doses over a longer period of time.If their hunch is right it will throw up more questions, such as what is the immune system actually attacking and whether or not an actual test for CFS/ME be developed.Dr Charles Shepherd, the UK ME Association’s medical adviser, said: “The results of this clinical trial are very encouraging news for people with ME. “Firstly, they help to confirm that there is a significant abnormality in immune system function in this disease. “Secondly, they indicate that altering the immune system response in ME could be an effective form of treatment for at least a subset of patients. “We now need further clinical trials of such anti-cancer agents to see if other research groups can replicate these findings.”By James GallagherHealth reporter, BBC News Share Sharelast_img read more

Bournemouth star surrenders to police after crashing £130,000 Bentley

first_img And a woman who lives in the flat above the shop told Bexley Magistrates’ Court that Ibe disappeared from the scene of the accident within seconds. He said: ‘I contacted the football club and spoke to their player liaison and explained the situation. There was still no contact so I spoke to the football club again and advised them if I did not have contact with the next few days I would arrest him at a football match; this had the desired effect.’ ‘The Crown say that two members of the public called 999 and, despite a police unit attending within 10 minutes, the defendant had left the scene. The defendant says that he returned the next day and this was over 12 hours later and he didn’t leave any details with anyone.’ read also: Man United goalie crashes £170,000 Lamborghini on the way to training Defending, Frank Rogers said the star footballer, who earns £38,000 per week, had already pleaded guilty to driving without due care, and had accepted that the accident was not reported by him to the police ‘as soon as was reasonable and practicable within three hours’. The trial continues. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Premier League star Jordon Ibe only agreed to a police interview about colliding into a parked Mercedes and crashing his £130,000 Bentley into a coffee shop after officers threatened to arrest him at a match, a court heard today. The Bournemouth midfielder, 24, is accused of hitting a Mercedes before smashing his white Bentley Bentayga 4×4 into The Pantry on Plaistow Lane in Bromley, south London, causing around £15,000 damage in the early hours of last July 30. Ibe, who joined Bournemouth for a record £15million from Liverpool in 2016, admits not leaving any details at the scene, but says he waited 10 minutes for police. He denies failing to stop at the scene of the accident. However, the officer assigned to the case gave evidence, saying that attempts to contact Ibe were only successful after threatening to arrest him at a match.Advertisementcenter_img Loading…last_img read more

Absentee Ballot Voting Available For Tuesday Primary

first_imgThe Primary Election is less than a week away. State officials are encouraging Hoosiers to vote even if they cannot make it to their polling location on Tuesday.Those that cannot cast a ballot on May 6 are encouraged to vote at their county clerk’s office until noon on Monday, May 5.Hoosier voters can go to www.indianavoters.com to look up which candidates will be on their ballot. Voters enter their county of residence, name and date of birth. ‘Who’s On Your Ballot?’ will list the offices, candidates’ names and party just as it will be listed on Election Day.“I encourage all Hoosier voters to visit IndianaVoters.com to educate themselves on who they’ll be voting for and where they’ll be voting,” said Secretary of State Connie Lawson. “An informed electorate is the key to a successful democracy so I encourage all voters to take advantage of this tool.”The website also offers an opportunity to view where your polling location is located.Hoosiers may also call the toll free Hoosier Voter Hotline at 866-IN-1-VOTE to speak directly to a representative for information, polling locations and to file grievances. Staff will be on hand to answer calls from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. EDT on Election Day and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT on normal business days. Voters who wish to report an issue on Election Day should call this number to report the problem.Voters may also visit the Election Division’s website  for information to additional questions, including information regarding Indiana’s photo ID law. Indiana’s photo ID law requires every voter to present a government issued ID before casting their vote at the polls. Earlier this year, the General Assembly added veterans IDs that do not include an expiration date to the list of acceptable IDs for voting purposelast_img read more