Keep tobacco products out of all pharmacies

first_imgYour March 29 editorial was highly critical of Albany County’s tobacco-free pharmacies bill. One of your criticisms was that Albany County sought only to ban tobacco products in pharmacies, while allowing the sale of other unhealthy products such as candy and sugary drinks.Smoking kills 600,000 Americans each year. Of the 580,000 people you mentioned who die of heart disease, it should be noted that one-third of these deaths are from smoking. While tobacco products kill when used as directed, candy and soda do not.Your statement that “many big grocery stores and department stores … all have pharmacies inside them” is in error. The majority of these don’t. You go on to point out that “the county isn’t seeking to ban them from selling tobacco.” Yes, the county Legislature is if the stores contain a pharmacy. I have to wonder if you actually read the bill.Selling a deadly product where people go to buy products to improve their health sends a message, especially to youths, that tobacco may not be hazardous to their health. Selling tobacco there is excellent free advertising for tobacco products. The picture of a wall of cigarette packs that accompanied your article may be even better free advertising. Tobacco companies are not allowed to post such a picture in your newspaper. So, why did you?Carol WatermanAlbanyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Planning: local authority reorganisation leads to joint approach

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Europe’s poor relation

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City of London office revival gathers pace

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Deregistration – This issue is actually far bigger than just Family First

first_imgWE’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE.We haven’t been deregistered just yet! The media have misinterpreted the impact of the decision by the Charities Board to deregister Family First. They were quick to broadcast the news that we have been ‘stripped’ of our charitable status. The truth is that this is the intention of the Charities Board.But they had the same intention in 2015 – and thanks to your support – they failed. And we need to help them ‘fail’ again.To do that, we will be lodging papers this week in the Wellington High Court to stop them – again. The deregistration is not effective until 18 September, but under the Charities Act 2005 (ironically section 59), we can halt the process and lodge an Appeal with the Registrar of the High Court. And that’s exactly where we’re heading. So until the court rules on this issue, and for as long as we fight the issue – which we will ‘all the way’ because of the greater issue at stake of freedom of speech & belief and the role of marriage & family in NZ – then Family First is still a charitable organisation.You and I can ‘put a spoke’ in their agenda.It’s very important to understand – this issue is far far bigger than just Family First’s charitable status.As board member Bruce Logan wrote in May,…It is unlikely that Family First will ever find itself defending any issue of greater importance. Deregistration would be a legal victory for those ideologues who would take power away from the family and give it to the state…. Deregistration is a critical issue, but it is not the most significant. The desire for deregistration has its origin in an ideology that redefines the family…Please take a moment to read his full article by clicking the link below in order to understand what’s really at stake.Thanks so much for your messages of support and the gifts already made to our Fighting Fund.The freedom to speak about, believe in, and promote marriage and family is worth the fight.Bob McCoskrieNational DirectorLISTEN – Bob McCoskrie debates the issue on Radio NZ’s “The Panel”MORE INFO about the Charities Registration Boardhttps://www.charities.govt.nz/about-charities-services/charities-registration-board/TELL the Charities Board what you think mailto:CCRegistrationinfo@dia.govt.nzlast_img read more

Besiktas in talks with Bright Enobakhare

first_img Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopMost Famous Female Race Car Drivers Of All TimePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes The Turkish giants are in the market for a new striker signing and scouts have put forward Enobakhare’s name. read also:Enobakhare returns to Wolves from unsuccessful Wigan loan It’s suggested the potential of the 22-year-old and his reasonable personal demands make him attractive to a Besiktas board in the process of cutting their budget for next season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Nigerian was cut loose from his Wolves contract by mutual consent last month in order to free him up to negotiate with interested clubs. Enobakhare has attracted interest from across Europe – including Besiktas, reports TMW.Advertisement Besiktas are in talks with released Wolves striker, Bright Enobakhare. Loading… last_img read more

Drivers in Deery Series, four IMCA divisions earn R2C Performance Products awards

first_imgFOREST PARK, Ill. – A popular awards program benefitting drivers in the Deery Brothers Summer Series and four IMCA divisions has been renewed for 2014 by R2C Performance Products. The Forest Park, Ill., manufacturer and sixth-year IMCA sponsor will give R10522 air filters to both the IMCA Late Model tour champion and rookie of the year and a 4-barrel air filter base to second through fifth place finishers in final Deery standings.Champions in each of the five regions for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds and the national Modified rookie of the year also receive 4-barrel air filter bases.The highest finishing driver in IMCA Sunoco Stock Car national point standings who competes with a limited cubic engine and top finishing Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod drivers competing with claim engines all receive 4412 air filter bases.And designated place finishers at 30 Modified specials and at all Deery events receive $50 product certificates, which will be mailed after official race results are received at the IMCA home office.All other R2C awards will be presented during the national IMCA banquet or mailed beginning the following week. “The R2C air filter is an outstanding piece and I know it is one that really works,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “I’ve talked to our tech officials on numerous occasions and they consistently see a significant decrease in dirt and dust when inspecting carburetors on cars running an R2C air filter compared to those that aren’t.” Information about R2C-made air filters is available by calling 877 488-6211 and at the www.R2Cperformance.com website.last_img read more

Suarez accepts FA charge

first_img A statement from the FA read: “Luis Suarez has today accepted a charge of violent conduct, following an incident with Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic in Sunday’s fixture at Anfield. “However, Suarez has denied the FA’s claim that the standard punishment of three matches is clearly insufficient for this offence. The incident was not seen by the match officials and has therefore been retrospectively reviewed.” It is thought Suarez could face a ban of at least six matches or even as many as 10 but the player will have the right to appeal if he feels it is too severe. The three-person regulatory commission will include a former player and will deal with the case under the FA’s fast-track system. The outcome of the hearing may depend on whether Suarez’s past counts against him in any significant way. The 26-year-old was banned for seven matches in Holland in 2010 when he sank his teeth into Otman Bakkal, and although that incident will not form any part of the FA’s case as it was in a different country, the commission will have the discretion to take his personal disciplinary history into consideration. The same approach will also be used when the commission decide whether his eight-match ban for racially abusing Manchester United’s Patrice Evra should have any impact on the sanction for this case. There is no standard minimum or maximum punishment for biting in football’s disciplinary code, unlike rugby union which has a 12-week recommended suspension for first offences up to a four-year ban for the most serious biting offences. There have been suggestions that the fact Jermain Defoe escaped with a yellow card for biting Javier Mascherano in 2006 could influence the outcome of the Suarez hearing, but FA insiders say that will not be the case. The FA’s rules have changed significantly since 2006, and had Defoe committed the same offence today he would undoubtedly have faced an FA charge under the umbrella of ‘exceptional circumstances’. The Football Association has confirmed the Liverpool striker has pleaded guilty and an independent regulatory commission will now meet via video conference to decide on his punishment. Suarez could face a lengthy ban but has denied a claim from the FA that a standard three-match suspension is “clearly insufficient”. Luis Suarez has accepted a charge of violent conduct for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Benteke urged to commit to Villa

first_img Delph also starred in front of watching England boss Roy Hodgson and he signed a new four-year deal in January. Benteke has again been linked with a move away after being revived by Sherwood since his arrival in February, but the boss hopes the striker, along with his other stars, will look at Delph’s example. “This club might be a lot different (next season),” he said. “I can’t think of too many footballers who would have signed a four-year deal like Fabian Delph did when he could have gone to the top four. “Maybe Aston Villa is a club they want to show loyalty too. Let’s hope they all follow suit. But I believe even we didn’t make a signing we wouldn’t be in this position again.” Tom Cleverley added a third against Everton, latching on to Leandro Bacuna’s throughball after Romelu Lukaku’s penalty made it 2-1 just before the hour. Bacuna is close friends with Benteke, and his neighbour, and admitted he has spoken to the Belgium international about his future. He said: “I live about one minute from him and go around his place. We started talking about his future a little bit – and I want a lift into work every day – but we don’t know what is going to happen. Tim Sherwood urged Christian Benteke to follow Fabian Delph’s lead and show loyalty to Aston Villa. “We are quite good friends. When he was injured, I’d say keep your head up like everyone was. We’d tell him the goals are going to come when he was not scoring. “It’s good for him that when he was struggling but now he has got his confidence back, he is really important for us.” Villa are 14th, above free-falling Newcastle on goal difference, but Sherwood insisted he would ignore the table until the end of the season. “I have driven myself mad since I have been at the club looking at tables and permutations, other peoples’ fixtures,” he said. “I have made a pact that I won’t do that. “It is a tough enough job trying to look at what we are doing at Villa, never mind looking at everyone else’s results. You can’t look at it. It drives you mad.” Defeat ended Everton’s six-match unbeaten run after Phil Jagielka injury-time header made Villa sweat. The scoreline was closer than the game suggested and boss Roberto Martinez insisted they cannot let the end to the season drift with little left to play for. He said: “The ambition is to perform in the manner we did in the second half. A club like ours cannot afford to perform with a lack of intensity that we did in the first half. We have nine points to fight for and we were in the middle of a very good run. “To get 16 out of 18 points was a really strong return, but now we need to make sure we put this result to bed and focus against Sunderland for what is going to be a really important game. “The points tally at the end of the season has a real meaning of what we want to achieve for next season.” Press Association The striker took his tally to 11 goals in nine games with a brace to down Everton 3-2 on Saturday. It boosted Villa’s survival hopes, although they remain two points above the Barclays Premier League relegation zone after Sunderland’s 2-1 win over Southampton. last_img read more

Two more teams could be added to GFF/Stag Beer Elite League – source

first_imgTHE possibility exist that two more teams could be added to the Guyana Football Federation’s (GFF)/Stag Beer Elite 2016/17 League, which is set to start next month. According to a source close to the GFF, the Federation’s competitions committee will decide in a matter of days whether to include two more teams in the League;and the possibility of this happening is quite likely, since the committee wants to make the League more competitive.The source said there are three teams other than those that contested the 2015/16 League, that are holders of Elite League Licenses and these three teams are all eligible to be a part of the 2016/17 league.The three teams are; East Coast Demerara’s Victoria Kings, Riddim Squad of the East Bank Demerara and Upper Demerara’s Topp XX.According to the source, the GFF is looking at the cost of including the two teams,since during the last season, the cost of one card costed the GFF $80,000 and now if they (GFF) include two more teams, the overall cost will escalate drastically.The source said that from the GFF’s standpoint, increasing the number of teams would have to be financially viable,and whether the sponsorship supports the addition of two more teams.The inaugural Stag Elite league concluded in June with Slingerz FC emerging champions after defeating Alpha United 1-0.Meanwhile, in order to stamp their claims for the second Stag Beer Elite season, Alpha United recently acquired 12 transfers of players as part of the pre-season transfers’ period.In total, the GFF during its transfer window, facilitated a total of 37 transfers, including three international transfers and of the lot, Alpha United Football Club acquired 12 players,This is according to a release from the GFF, which further stated that Fruta Conquerors Football Club acquired seven players, Georgetown Football Club had six players, Pele Football Club, three players; Slingerz Football Club and Northern Rangers Football Club, two players each, and one player each for Buxton United FC, Riddim Squad FC, Snatchers FC, Stewartville FC and Winners Connection FC respectively.This tally, according to the GFF release,was finalised at the end of the designated transfer window, which ended on July 31, 2016, and included transfers from the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association and the US Soccer Association.The release further pointed out that the international transfers saw Pernell Shultz being loaned to the Alpha United Football Club, and Domini Garnett’s loan being extended for the season, both from Caledonia AIA (Trinidad) and Kevin Beaton, permanently engaged to the Georgetown Football Club from the Brooklyn Italians Soccer Club.The GFF’s Competition Director, Ian Alves, said the transfer period was incident-free with the bulk of activity happening in the final week of the transfer window.last_img read more