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Sewer project not needed and costly

first_imgHowever, it didn’t stop CVS from installing its system. It didn’t stop installation of a new one for the firehouse, as well as three buildings at the colonoscopy center and the proposed large Stewart’s on the corner. Considering costs, be aware that $1.6 million is added to Phase II to upgrade Phase 1.Homeowners, some of whom will need grinder pumps, should be aware that the warranty is only three years. Today’s approximate cost is $3,500 to $4,000. Expect to replace them several times at who knows what cost.I live in Burnt Hills, but not in the proposed district.This very costly project is not desirable for our rural community and I recommend voting no.Carl J. ThurnauBurnt HillsMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Concerning the new Ballston Phase II sewer project: I have carefully reviewed the project map, engineering report and attended informational meetings, town board meetings and the town health board meeting that covered the Alplaus Kill water testing.In my opinion, there doesn’t seem to be an environmental need for a sewer system. There is a desire by a few for economic development.There are about 400-500 acres of undeveloped land in 1.5 miles of Route 50 (a two-lane road). In the proposed district, that could have high-density development.In the March 15 Gazette article, Councilman William Goslin is quoted: “Businesses often cannot afford to put in septic systems,” which implies that the residents should provide a sewer system for them.last_img read more

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Where are America’s standards of civility?

first_imgI was taught that “if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all” about another person, particularly if the individual was among the deceased. I was appalled and disgusted by this brutally offensive and callous statement about the former first lady.Whatever happened to manners, courtesy and standards of civility?Remember when Americans expected our presidents to be surrounded by “the best and the brightest” advisers? It would appear Donald Trump has chosen “the worst and the witless.” And where is the condemnation, the outrage?I must wonder what the reaction would be if Melania Trump were to pass away and (based on what The Daily Mail has published) someone posted the following on Instagram: “Melania Trump was a nasty former prostitute.” Would that be acceptable?Paul DeierleinSchenectady Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Within hours of the announcement of the death of Barbara Bush, the following was posted on Instagram by Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to Donald Trump: “Barbara Bush was a nasty drunk.When it came to drinking, she made Betty Ford look like Carrie Nation. Barbara Bush drank so much booze, if they cremated her, her body would burn for three days.” center_img More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusTroopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stoplast_img read more

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Account management

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GPE sells off industrial stock

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Going plural

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Draft bill paves way for price-paid information

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Swindon on the slide

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Climate activist Greta Thunberg donates prize money to new foundation

first_img“We are convinced that Thunberg’s new foundation will have a great impact and empower much-needed change,” Ole von Uexkuell, executive director of the Sweden-based Right Livelihood Foundation, said in a statement on Thursday.Thunberg, who was this month again nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by two Swedish legislators, is among a growing list of people to dedicate funds to battling the impact of climate change, sparking discussions on the best use of this money.Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, this week pledged $10 billion to fund scientists, activists, nonprofits and other groups fighting to protect the environment and counter the effects of climate change.Topics : Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg is using her prize money from an award known as the alternative Nobel to help set up a non-profit organization in her name “to promote ecological and social sustainability”.Thunberg, 17, who won the Right Livelihood Award in December, will use the 1 million Swedish crown (US$100,000) prize to establish the Greta Thunberg Foundation in Sweden.The Swedish teenager said in January that she was establishing a foundation to handle the money she gets from book royalties, donations and prizes.last_img read more

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Sri Mulyani invites Saudi Arabia to invest in Indonesia’s sovereign wealth fund

first_imgRead also: https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2020/02/24/omnibus-bill-provides-legal-certainty-on-indonesias-sovereign-wealth-fund.html” target=”_blank”>Omnibus bill provides legal certainty on Indonesia’s sovereign wealth fundThe formation of the sovereign wealth fund, however, still has to wait for the completion of the omnibus law on job creation, which will be discussed by the House of Representatives soon. Secretary to the coordinating economic minister Susiwijono Moegiarso explained that as a special agency, the sovereign wealth fund could be on par with the Indonesian Export Financing Institution (LPEI), which is a special body formed to support the implementation of national export financing activities. “Take as an example, the LPEI. We are confused about whether it is a bank or a non-banking finance institution [IKNB], but we know that the institution has special authority. Similarly, the sovereign wealth fund will later have special authority to represent the sovereign status of the government,” Susiwijono explained as quoted by a Kontan report on Jan. 19.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo had said during an annual meeting of the financial services industry last month that once the legal aspects of the sovereign wealth fund had been established, there would be an inflow of a minimum of $20 billion into the fund. Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Pandjaitan said in a statement on Jan. 13 that the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Japanese conglomerate SoftBank Group and the US’ International Development Finance Corporation (IDFC) would be among the investors in the sovereign wealth fund. He said the possibility for other potential parties to join the fund was still open.The UAE government has prepared $6.8 billion to invest in Indonesia’s development projects through a sovereign wealth fund, while the IDFC has pledged to invest $5.5 billion in Indonesia. SoftBank Group, meanwhile, has offered up to $40 billion to invest in the development of the country’s new capital city. (ydp)Topics : Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati hopes to get Saudi Arabia on board to invest more in Indonesia, particularly through the planned sovereign wealth fund that is to be channeled for projects intended to aid the country’s development. The minister’s efforts to offer investment projects through the sovereign wealth fund to Saudi Arabia came amid what she described as sluggish economic conditions in the United States and China, two countries that had been Indonesia’s main investment sources. She explained that according to a survey — which was unnamed — investments from the US and China had decreased. Meanwhile, investment from Japan, another foreign investor in Indonesia, had been relatively stable.  “On the other hand, investment from Saudi Arabia has increased significantly. This situation can be optimized to increase the Saudi Arabian investment in Indonesia,” Sri Mulyani said in a written statement on Monday as quoted by kontan.co.id. In 2018, the Middle Eastern kingdom was ranked 40th on the list of Indonesia’s sources for realized foreign investments, with US$5.3 million invested that year, an increase from $3.5 million invested in 2017, according to the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM).The government is currently on the track to establish a sovereign wealth fund — aimed at managing and allocating a sum of funding and/or state assets — which will also be used for, among other things, financing the development of Indonesia’s new capital in East Kalimantan and/or projects in Aceh. Sri Mulyani claimed that the Saudi Arabian finance minister had agreed on the potential sectors that could be developed, though she declined to elaborate further. last_img read more

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Spain virus death count ‘may be thousands short’

first_imgSpain’s coronavirus death toll soared past 19,000 on Thursday with another 551 deaths, but questions over the counting method have raised some regional concerns the real figure is much higher.After nearly five weeks of confinement, the rise in deaths and infections has slowed over the past fortnight, with the overnight fatalities taking the toll to 19,130. But regional authorities in Madrid and Catalonia said they each had thousands more victims than the official count.  In Catalonia, where 3,855 people have died, the real number could be higher than 7,000 — prompting the regional government to announce changes to its counting method.  Deaths outside of hospital”Until now, the official figures were supplied by Catalan hospitals counting people who died there,” it said in a statement late on Wednesday. “But as of today.. figures on deaths at (old people’s) residences and homes throughout Catalonia will also be collected following an order to funeral services to provide this information,” it said, giving a new figure of 7,097. The funeral homes based their numbers on a count of those who died with COVID-19 and others who died while showing symptoms compatible with infection without having being tested, the Catalan government said. But Simon said it was important to verify whether or not those victims “had tested positive or not”.Among the latest wave of victims was best-selling Chilean writer Luis Sepulveda, who died at a hospital in the northern city of Oviedo, his publishing house said. Spain also recorded 5,183 new cases of COVID-19, taking the overall figure to 182,816 — officially second highest in the world behind the United States.Spanish officials say the virus has steadied since a daily toll of 950 was recorded on April 2 but they have insisted on maintaining the March 14 lockdown that is likely to be extended into mid-May. One of the tightest lockdowns in Europe, the restrictions allow just essential workers out, otherwise the rest of the population can only leave home to buy food and medicine, to attend a medical emergency or to briefly walk the dog. “The real number of deaths is difficult to know,” said Fernando Simon, the health ministry’s emergencies coordinator.The daily figure was compiled from information provided by regional authorities concerning deaths among patients who “had tested positive for coronavirus”, he said. Between them, Madrid and Catalonia account for 56 percent of the national toll, but some officials say the numbers are flawed for not including all those who have died outside of hospital.Madrid has counted 6,877 deaths but on Wednesday a top official said the true figure was likely to be more than 10,000. Topics :last_img read more

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