What has happened to our country? Years ago they took God and prayer out of our schools. Now they’re tearing down monuments and disrespecting the American flag before football games.Niskayuna High School chose to bow to political correctness by not playing the national anthem before a recent pep rally. I graduated from Niskayuna, and I am embarrassed by what I’ve seen.What’s next? Will the haters try to remove “In God We Trust” from our currency? We need him more than ever today. God bless America.Donna HartGlenville Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation
After nine years of lawsuits following the collapse of its sponsor, the UK pension scheme of Canadian telecoms company Nortel Networks has signed a £2.4bn (€2.7bn) buyout deal with Legal & General and finally ended its long assessment period in the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).Legal & General today said it had completed the buyout for the Nortel Networks UK Pension Plan, which covers some 15,500 pensioners and around 7,200 deferred scheme members.The sponsor went into administration in 2009 and the scheme entered an assessment period at the PPF, the UK pensions lifeboat for defined benefit schemes, where it remained as protracted and complex litigation took place internationally as creditors fought over the remaining Nortel money.With legal proceedings now resolved and the plan having received extra funding as a result, Legal & General said the pension scheme had been able to secure benefits through the buyout that were higher than PPF levels, and it would now not enter the PPF. The intention to carry out a buyout had been flagged back in March, when the UK pension plan’s trustee board announced a £550m windfall from the group’s liquidation, which brought total recoveries for the scheme to £1.2bn.David Davies, chair of Nortel Networks UK Pension Trust, said today: “We are pleased to have been able to deliver such a great result for the members of the plan.“This ends a near decade long process for the plan and provides security for all our members, whether they are already receiving their pension or planning for their future retirement.”Davies said that “extensive and ultimately successful” litigation had enabled the trustee to secure significant recoveries.“As a result the buyout has meant that we can provide most members with the flexibility to decide between different pension options that give them greater control over their future pension income.”Laura Mason, chief executive of Legal & General Retirement Institutional, said it was the collaborative relationship built up with KPMG and the trustee that had meant her firm was able to provide “a complex solution” which met the needs of the trustee and plan members – to tight timescales.KPMG acted as insurance broker and de-risking adviser to the scheme’s trustee.Tom Seecharan, head of pension insurance at KPMG, said the deal – which involved benefit design, member options and full buyout – set a new benchmark for PPF cases.“Our challenge was to help the trustee find ways to put as much money as possible in the members’ pockets. I’m very pleased that we were able to achieve that,” he said.Travers Smith acted as legal advisers to the trustees while Eversheds Sutherland provided legal advice to Legal & General.Willis Towers Watson is the scheme actuary, and Mercer acted as the trustee’s investment adviser. read more
Dozens of people have died in a deadly dawn raid on a village in Benue State in Central Nigeria.Police say 45 people including women and children died in the attack carried out by unidentified gunmen.Police are hunting the attackers but no arrests have been made yet.Benue has a history of violent attacks and reprisals between semi-nomadic herdsmen and farmers, sometimes in revenge for cattle raiding.Reports say the attackers who descended on the village in early morning hours were armed with Kalashnikov rifles.Clashes between herdsmen from the Fulani ethnic group and farmers over grazing rights have plagued the region.Last year, at least 100 villagers were killed in central Kaduna state in an attack linked to a dispute between local farmers and herdsmen Clashes between herdsmen from the Fulani ethnic group and farmers over grazing rights have plagued the region.
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CONNERSVILLE, Ind. – A longtime Connersville employer could relocate its headquarters and operations to Michigan.Stant Corporation announced it has entered into second-round negotiations with the state.Company officials say a final decision has not been made, but are excited about the business possibilities up north.The company appears to be attracted to Michigan’s automotive economy along with the closer proximity to its customer base.The Fayette County plant employs approximately 300 associates and is a manufacturer of vapor management systems, fuel delivery systems and thermal management systems, and a provider of other engineering services.
Interment will follow in the New Liberty Cemetery, East Enterprise, Indiana.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Thursday, February 16, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Quercus Grove United Methodist Church or to the New Liberty Cemetery Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home. Mrs. Nadine (Whitham) Hankinson, age 91, of Quercus Grove, Indiana, entered this life on June 14, 1925, on Markland Pike in Switzerland County, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late, Clyde and Emma (Keith) Whitham. She was raised in Quercus Grove, Indiana and attended the Vevay High School. At the age of 16, Nadine was united in marriage on August 31, 1941, in Shelbyville, Indiana, to John Paul “John Hank” Hankinson and to this union arrived five sons and two daughters to bless their home. Nadine and John Hank shared nearly 60 loving years of marriage together until John Hank passed away on July 7, 2001. Nadine was employed for Seagram’s Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, for several years. She was a school bus driver for the Patriot and East Enterprise routes for 12 years and a cook for the Patriot High School in Patriot, Indiana, until 1968 when the school closed. She was later employed for the Plastic Molding Factory in East Enterprise, Indiana, for 10 years. Nadine was a member of the Quercus Grove United Methodist Church in Quercus Grove, Indiana and attended the New Liberty Baptist Church in East Enterprise, Indiana. Nadine will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends. Nadine passed away at 3:25 pm, Monday, February 13, 2017, at her residence in Quercus Grove, Indiana.Nadine will be dearly missed by her sons: Paul Wayne Hankinson and his wife: Debbie of Patriot, IN, John Grant Hankinson and his wife: Debi of East Enterprise, IN, Ed Francis Hankinson and his wife: Jan of Montgomery City, MO and Kenneth Lee Hankinson of Quercus Grove, IN; her daughters: Darlene Green of Fairland, IN and Dana Kay Meisberger and her husband: Mike of Quercus Grove, IN; her daughter-in-law: Patricia Hankinson of Canton, OH; her grandchildren: Dale, Shelley, Lori, Dusty, Samantha, Ray, Crystal, Judy Gail, Connie, John Grant, Zella, Johnathon, Janeen, Julie, Kenny Dale, Patrick, Michael, Daniel, Justin and Whitney; her numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; her sister: Jean Burgess of Quercus Grove, IN and her several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents: Clyde and Emma (Keith) Whitham; her husband: John Paul “John Hank” Hankinson, died July 7, 2001; her son: Hubert Dale Hankinson, died June 26, 1956; her grandson: Derek Wayne Hankinson, died September 13, 1981; her niece: Nancy Kay (Burgess) Jellison Lucas, died May 19, 2009 and her great-nephew: Todd Michael Burgess, died October 10, 2009.Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 17, 2017, at 11:00 am, by Pastor Greg Waggerly, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. read more
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Washington D.C. — Malone’s Fine Sausage Inc., a Milwaukee, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 26,323 pounds of ready-to-eat pork head cheese product that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.The ready-to-eat pork head cheese items were produced on various dates from Aug. 27, 2018 through Oct. 5, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels here (PDF only)]Various weights of vacuum-sealed packages containing “Glorious Malone’s Fine Sausage, INC. GOURMET PORK DELICACY HOT SEASONED HEADCHEESE” with a “Sell By” dates from 10/26/2018 through 12/5/2018 and lot codes 3524 through 3540.Various weights of vacuum-sealed packages containing “Glorious Malone’s Fine Sausage, INC. GOURMET PORK DELICACY MILD SEASONED HEADCHEESE” with a “Sell By” dates from 10/26/2018 through 12/5/2018 and lot codes 3524 through 3540.The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 15702” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin and were also sold via internet catalog sales.The problem was discovered on Oct. 9, 2018 by FSIS inspection program personnel while verifying the disposition of product that FSIS tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. read more
“Bellamy was charged following an incident which occurred during Cardiff’s game against Swansea City on Saturday (8 February 2014). “The incident was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.” It means Bellamy’s suspension begins with Cardiff’s clash with Aston Villa on Tuesday night. Bellamy will also miss Saturday’s FA Cup match against Wigan and the home league meeting with Hull, as the Welsh club look to avoid relegation and an immediate return to the Championship. Cardiff responded with a statement declaring their disappointment following the use of video footage to charge Bellamy. The incident was missed by referee Andre Marriner and his team of officials at the time, but it was reviewed by a three-man panel of former elite referees who unanimously agreed it constituted violent conduct. Cardiff’s statement read: “Both Craig and the club are disappointed that the three-man panel of elite former referees reached their decision based on a video review this week. “Following internal discussions at the club, Craig has chosen to accept the charge and the three-match ban without appeal.” Cardiff striker Craig Bellamy will serve a three-match ban after accepting a Football Association charge of violent conduct. The former Wales international had been charged for striking Swansea midfielder Jonathan de Guzman with his arm during Cardiff’s south Wales derby defeat on Saturday. Bluebirds manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did not believe the incident merited further action, but an FA statement read: “Cardiff City’s Craig Bellamy will serve a three-match suspension with immediate effect after he accepted an FA charge of violent conduct. Press Association read more
ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth native Charles Katsiaficas reached a milestone over the weekend as he earned his 500th win as head coach of the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens.Katsiaficas reached the mark Saturday as Pomona-Pitzer, a joint athletic program between Pomona College and Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif., defeated Cal Lutheran 70-48. Pomona-Pitzer improved to 12-3 with the victory.Katsiaficas has been the head coach at Pomona-Pitzer since the 1988-89 season. A 10-time Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship-winning coach, he previously reached the 400-win milestone Dec. 29, 2013.After his time in Ellsworth, Katsiaficas went on to become the captain of the men’s basketball team at Tufts University. He then served as a player-coach for Lobas Basket, a professional team in Lomma, Sweden, before joining the Pomona-Pitzer coaching staff.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textKatsiaficas is the son of Charlie Katsiaficas, head coach of Ellsworth’s state title-winning boys’ teams in 1952-53 and 1953-54 and namesake of the Ellsworth High School gymnasium. The two were inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame together in 2009. read more