Clydeside Bakery closes doors

first_imgGlasgow-based wholesale bakery Clydeside has been put into liquidation and all its employees made redundant after 56 years of being in business.The Port Glasgow firm was shut down and put into provisional liquidation earlier this month after running into financial difficulties. All 16 staff at the business were made redundant by accountancy firm KPMG and the bakery’s equipment is due to be sold by auction.Founded in 1955 by the McLean family, the business was formerly called East End Bakery, but changed its name after being bought by businessman Stephen Hutcheon, who sold five of its shops to James Allen Bakery and kept the wholesale business.General manager Alison Kerr, who is the granddaughter of founding owner John McLean, told local paper The Greenock Telegraph: “It’s very sad and upsetting to think it’s all over. Some of the staff have been here for over 30 years, so it’s been a very emotional time. I just hope everyone manages to find new jobs. It’s the end of an era.”The date of the auction has yet to be announced.last_img read more

Letters to the Editor

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionShutdown a costly deal for taxpayers“Excuse me,”  a congressman told a reporter, “The people who don’t receive their pay during the shutdown will receive it later on.”This shutdown could mean 400,000 furloughed workers not paid. Some TSA workers earn in the range of $25,000 to $38,000. Seasonal park rangers earn $15 per hour; a supervisor might earn a decent $80,000. Of course, the congressman who made this comment could be earning a lifetime salary of $174,000. He didn’t mention that furloughed people can apply for unemployment benefits. Funny, the bills keep coming,, whether or not you are paid. I believe that we taxpayers have paid late fees for furloughed people before.If I understand the situation properly, because some of our elected officials are doing what some of us citizens want done — not building a wall all along our southern border — people will not get their wages.We taxpayers might need to pay extra unemployment benefits for the furloughed workers if the shutdown goes on long enough, on top of the requested $5 billion for a wall. Personally, I want to use the $1.3 billion that was already offered to Trump for border security for additional judges to speed the processing of asylum seekers. Let’s get the people screened and processed rather than taxpayers paying for food and housing while they wait in holding stations. As recent shooters were American-born, not foreign thugs, sorry, a wall won’t help our security.Janice WalzScotia Affordable care for pre-existing illness New Year’s Eve cartoon was biasedI was surprised, and disappointed of your decision to print the very biased cartoon on New Year’s Eve. It was far below, what I considered, your moral fiber. Sad indeed. God Bless America.Vince Alescio Clifton Park  Wall is a backwards solution to problemPresident Trump says we need a wall to protect our borders. We don’t. Trump is equating the need for border security with the need for a wall. We need the former; we don’t need the latter. Building a wall is a medieval solution to a 21st-century problem. In the Middle Ages, people built walls and moats to protect them from invaders. In the early days of our country, people built walls around forts and military posts for protection. We are well beyond that now. Since those days, there have been great technological advances. We have helicopters, drones and satellites; we can detect rockets and missiles as soon as they are launched. Surely, we can come up with a better solution for border security than a wall. Immigration reform and border security are complex problems requiring a great deal of thought and some compromises. Building a wall is a simplistic, archaic solution to a complex problem. We need to look forward, not backward. Peter SparanoGuilderland Definition of private land is pretty clearThe Gazette’s Dec. 27 editorial stated, “use of waterways on private land is open to wide interpretation.” This begs the question: Why?  Step out of the way for younger leadersPolitical history is littered with names of people who never acknowledged or accepted that their time had come and gone. Their careers dissolved from leadership and even statesmanship into a desperate battle to maintain power and influence at any price. The United States has Lyndon Baines Johnson to thank for repealing civil service mandatory retirement at age 70.Combined with the refusal to set congressional term limits, it has led to a self-serving, career-minded, dysfunctional government that has crippled and discredited America in the eyes of its citizens and the world. Nancy Pelosi is the penultimate example of a Baby Boomer politician who must step aside to allow the younger generations to chart the future of our country. She’s a smug despot diva who will continue to promote acrimony and stalemate in a drive to impose her agenda upon Congress and the country. There’s no hesitation to devour the young to satisfy her lust for power.If necessary, she will sacrifice the futures of congressional freshman by coercing them into becoming her warriors by proxy. Participation in the democratic process will continue to be discouraged, and cynicism and apathy will prevail. On behalf of the American people, I demand, not request reform. Whose job is it to enforce federal laws Don’t see the bias in factual headlinesI have to admit that I got quite a good laugh at Bill Denison’s Dec. 31 letter complaining that a headline announcing that the Trump Foundation is a sham without also claiming that the Clinton Foundation is a sham proves bias on the part of The Gazette. Well, Bill, it’s the new year. Why don’t you try to correct the bias in other similar headlines like “Japan Surrenders” or even “Trump Wins.” That should occupy you for a while.Polly WindelsBallston Lake I see that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is using our money to perform the federal function of keeping Ellis Island open during the government shutdown.So I guess it is OK now for the governors of the Southern border states to enforce federal immigration laws. Or maybe Mr. Cuomo is misappropriating our funds. Seems like it must be one or the other.Michael ReillySchenectady The recent ruling outlawing the Affordable Care Act has me worried. I have a personal reason for being an advocate for insurance coverage of a pre-existing illness.After over 30 years teaching and 20 plus years of healthy retirement I have been diagnosed with a rare auto-immune disease. If untreated it would eventually cause me to be wheelchair-bound. One of the most effective treatments for the disease is monthly infusions of IVIG, a blood-based derivative. I’m now on a monthly schedule of infusions at Albany Med. They have kept the disease in check and have moderated the symptoms.The downside of the treatment is the $175,000 yearly cost. My Group Medicare Advantage program covers most of this expense. Without this insurance, I would either be destitute, wheelchair-bound or both. I’m sure if given the option, an insurance company would either deny me coverage of my pre-existing condition or the premiums would be so high I could ill afford to pay them.For the thousands upon thousands of Americans suffering from a pre-existing illness, we must fight to continue their affordable insurance coverage. We must not accept anything less. Keep in mind, some day you may be in need of such insurance for a pre-existing illness.Charles RiellyAltamont After all, the rise of Donald Trump is partially due to the lack of confidence in the will and the ability of Congress to govern in the best interest of the United States and the American people.Mark RahnScotia With regard to ‘private property,’ the words can’t be any clearer. “Private property is land or belongings owned by a person or group and kept for their exclusive use.” Everyone understands the meaning. Some people want courts or legislators to change clear-meaning words to new meanings they like better.So ‘free speech’ might become ‘hate speech’; ‘mandatory insurance’ might become ‘a tax’; or one person’s ‘private property’ might become ‘the people’s boating commons.’The same people who want to interpret away other people’s private property rights wouldn’t dream of doing it to their own. If plain-meaning laws can be interpreted away, then they become arbitrary and capricious. They lose meaning and damage the social contract. The result is anarchy, the absence of rule of law.Our basic law, the U.S. Constitution, has also been interpreted to mangle the document’s clear-meaning words some political interests find inconvenient. So the nation becomes increasingly ungovernable. To paraphrase, the devil is in the interpretation.Werner HetznerCohoesThe writer is the communications director for the Capital District Libertarian Party.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18last_img read more

Marcellus girls basketball goes 3-0, routs Solvay

first_imgA long mid-season hiatus can either refresh a team or make it stale, and the Marcellus girls basketball team certainly didn’t want to fall into the latter category.When the 7-1 Mustangs took the court for last Monday’s game at Solvay, it had not played since a Dec. 20 win at Homer, only having a scrimmage with Liverpool during its hiatus, which spanned more than two weeks.But any concerns about Marcellus losing its competitive edge dissipated in a hurry as it jumped all over Solvay and didn’t let up until it had registered a 64-29 victory over the Bearcats.With full-court pressure causing a string of turnovers, the Mustangs got an early 15-4 edge, but saved its best work for a second-quarter stretch where, in four-plus minutes, it had 22 unanswered points.Katie MacLachlan put up all of her 15 points in the first half, with Samantha Wynne earning a team-best 16 points. Hannah Durand got nine points, with Sarah Fallon earning seven points and Emma MacLachlan adding six points.The fun continued Wednesday as the Mustangs struggled early against Homer, but rode a sensational second-half performance from Katie MacLachlan to put away the Trojans 75-48.Homer did well early and led, 30-26, at halftime, only to have MacLachlan start to catch fire from the field in the third quarter, sparking a 23-6 run that gave Marcellus the lead for good.Everything seemed to fall for MacLachlan, who by night’s end had hit on 13 field goals, seven of them 3-pointers, adding three throws and finishing with 39 points.Mostly, the other Mustangs were glad to cede the production, though Durand did get 10 points as Sarah Kellar had seven points and Wynne earned six points.In Friday’s game at Phoenix, Marcellus rolled again, holding the Firebirds to just five points in the first half on the way to a 55-25 victory. Durand had the hot hand here, earning 20 points as Katie MacLachlan added 10 points.Solvay recovered from the Marcellus defeat on Thursday, handling Altmar-Parish-Williamstown 58-33. Tazz Pitts dazzled with 23 points and 10 rebounds, Diamond Grant adding 11 rebounds as Haley Muehl had eight points and Ryleigh Bidwell had seven points.Westhill hoped to reestablish its own credentials against undefeated, state Class A no. 20-ranked Christian Brothers Academy, but instead got run over in a 61-38 loss to the Brothers.What was a close contest broke open late in the second quarter, CBA using a string of baskets to build a 33-18 edge that kept on growing as the second half went on.Jenna Larrabee and Mary Gibson led the Warriors with 12 points apiece, but both were far behind CBA senior Brooke Jarvis, who tore up Westhill’s defense and earned 27 points, helped by Leana Heitmann, who had 16 points.Rebounding on Thursday night, Westhill ripped past Hannibal 55-21. Larrabee led with 15 points as Gibson (11 points) and Erica Gangemi (10 points) also scored in double figures, Catherine Dadey added eight points.Then Westhill kept it up Friday by smashing Jordan-Elbridge 91-29. Larrabee, with 24 points, nearly matched the Eagles by herself, Gangemi adding 18 points as Dadey’s 13 points included a trio of 3-pointers and Gibson got 10 points. Molly Yard paced J-E with eight points.Skaneateles fell to Homer 79-41 last Tuesday, unable to overcome a 22-1 start by the Trojans, who saw Jerze Joseph pour in 23 points and Gracie Patriarco add 18 points.But the Lakers handled Mexico 43-22 on Friday night, limiting the Tigers to nine points in the first half and shutting them out in the third quarter on the way to improving its record to 3-7.J-E took a 70-26 defeat to Chittenango last Tuesday as Cassidy Kelly led the Bears with 21 points, nine rebounds, eight steals and seven assists.Bishop Ludden had started the season 5-0, only to drop its next three games, including last Thursday’s 61-47 loss to Rochester Mercy as the Gaelic Knights look ahead to face Marcellus on Friday.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: girls basketballMarcellusskaneatelesSolvayWesthilllast_img read more

Gardai suspect Falcarragh housefire was deliberate

first_imgGardai are investigating a suspicious fire which gutted a home in the Falcarragh area.The house at Upper Dunmore was vacant at the time and nobody was injured during the blaze which happened on Thursday night last.Gardai say they have not ruled out that the fire may have been started maliciously. The house is owned by a local man but he has not been living at the house for some time.Anybody with any information is asked to contact Gardai at Milford Garda station.Gardai suspect Falcarragh housefire was deliberate was last modified: October 8th, 2019 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) Tags:Falcarraghfiresuspiciouslast_img read more

John Downey should be at home with his family – Deputy Pearse Doherty

first_imgDonegal Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty has described the British extradition request of John Downey request as vindictive and of bad faith.Deputy Doherty was responding to the Creeslough man’s extradition to the UK after he handed himself over to Gardai.Mr Downey is wanted by prosecutors in Northern Ireland over the murders of two Ulster Defence Regiment soldiers in 1972.  Deputy Doherty said “The allegations against John Downey have already been dealt with and the British Government publicly stated that he is not wanted in connection with any offence.“That assertion was tested in the courts and he was subsequently released. That judgement should be respected by the British authorities.“The extradition request from the British Authorities is vindictive and bad faith and is an attempt to overturn due process.“It follows a campaign to introduce an amnesty for British soldiers at a time when the spotlight is on them for their actions. “John Downey is a supporter of the peace process over many years and to his extradition is vindictive and an act of bad faith.“He has worked to promote peace and reconciliation between the people of this island, meeting with members of Loyalism and Unionism and trying to put the past behind us and move into the future in peace together.“John Downey should be at home tonight with his family in Donegal.  The British authorities through their own courts were ordered to release John after they were found guilty of a breach of process when he was previously arrested and detained a number of years ago. I have no doubt that the same will happen again.” John Downey should be at home with his family – Deputy Pearse Doherty was last modified: October 11th, 2019 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) Tags:donegalextraditionJohn DowneyPearse Dohertylast_img read more

Raiders hoping Antonio Brown takes to new surroundings

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceALAMEDA — The press conference began 25 minutes late, which will be duly noted in Pittsburgh. It seems Antonio Brown is notorious for being less than punctual when it came to obligations with the third estate.Not that there was anything nefarious at work, given that Brown arrived with his family in tow, including three small and energetic children.The newest Raider, from his stylish suit to sparkling …last_img

Throwback time: Warriors going old school for pivotal Game 6 against Rockets

first_img[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/05/10/bang_2cff992e-b1f0-42ba-9931-56bcde697ede”]The Warriors are returning to their roots — even ahead of Game 6 against the Rockets at the Toyota Center in Houston. Stephen Curry wore his 2015 shoes at the shootaround as the Dubs prepare to throw it back to the high-pick-and-roll style that won them their first championship, and then in 73 games in 2016.The same style, which the Cleveland Cavaliers also exploited in the later games of the 2016 NBA Finals, …last_img

2010 Fifa World Cup: Stadium construction 1

first_imgClick on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.  Cape Town Stadium under constructionin April 2008.Photo: Rodger Bosch,• Download high-resolution image Cape Town Stadium under constructionin September 2009.Photo: Local Organising Committee• Download high-resolution image Cape Town Stadium under constructionin August 2008.Photo: Bruce Sutherland, City of Cape Town• Download high-resolution image Royal Bafokeng Stadium under constructionin March 2008Photo: Hannelie Coetzee,• Download high-resolution image Royal Bafokeng Stadium under constructionin March 2008Photo: Hannelie Coetzee,• Download high-resolution image Royal Bafokeng Stadium under constructionin March 2008Photo: Hannelie Coetzee,• Download high-resolution image Royal Bafokeng Stadium under constructionin March 2008Photo: Hannelie Coetzee,• Download high-resolution image Royal Bafokeng Stadium under constructionin March 2008Photo: Hannelie Coetzee,• Download high-resolution image Royal Bafokeng Stadium under constructionin March 2008Photo: Hannelie Coetzee,• Download high-resolution image Royal Bafokeng Stadium under constructionin March 2008Photo: Hannelie Coetzee,• Download high-resolution image {loadposition fifa}last_img read more

NCW pulls up Tripura police

first_imgThe National Commission for Women (NCW) has sought a ‘progress report’ from the Tripura police on the investigation into rape, molestation and murder of women in the State. It expressed serious concern over the ‘spate of outrageous incidents against women’. “I have told the DGP to send a detailed report within a reasonable time, failing which we would summon them before the Commission,” NCW member Sushma Sahu told newsmen in Agartala on Tuesday.last_img

Lakers overcome Ball’s injury to beat Mavs, reach title game

first_img17-year-old amateur misses chance to win US Women’s Open Kyle Kuzma scored 24 points, Matt Thomas had 20 and Vander Blue added 17 to help the Lakers reach the championship game. They will face the Portland Trail Blazers, who beat Memphis 87-82 in the other semifinal, on Monday night.Smith scored 21 points on 7-for-13 shooting for the Mavericks, who trailed by as many as 26 points in the second half before mounting a huge comeback in the fourth quarter. Yogi Ferrell added 15 points and Dorian Finney-Smith and Brandon Ashley each had 13.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsWearing Jordans on his feet instead of the family’s Big Baller Brand ZO2s, Ball made 5 of 7 shots and had a beautiful punch-ahead pass to Alex Caruso for a dunk that had thousands of Lakers fans out of their seats in the first half. He also had four rebounds, putting him well on his way to this third triple-double of summer league play before his right calf tightened up.Ball tried to jog it off in a back hallway in the third quarter, but he was hobbling a little bit and was shut down for the remainder of the game. Lakers summer league coach Jud Buechler said it was too soon to tell if Ball would be available for the championship game. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim “His health comes first,” Buechler told reporters after the game. “We’ll see how he feels in the morning.”The injury took a little of the edge away from an anticipated matchup of two rookie point guards who have excelled in Vegas. Ball was drafted second overall and Dennis Smith was taken ninth. Both have been cast as the future faces of their respective franchises, and both have made strong first impressions in summer league play.The two went right at each other from the jump, combining to hit their first seven field goals in a back-and-forth affair.The Lakers led by as many as 26 points before the Mavericks mounted a comeback, trimming the deficit to two with 2 minutes to play. Smith went right to the rim, using a little Euro-step to draw a foul.But Thomas, who went 6 of 7 from 3-point range, hit a 3 on the other end and the Lakers were able to hold off the charge.ADVERTISEMENT Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball. APLAS VEGAS — Lonzo Ball’s bid for a third straight triple-double was short-circuited by a calf injury. The lead he helped the Los Angeles Lakers build while he was in the game proved to be just enough to top Dennis Smith Jr. and the Dallas Mavericks.Ball had 16 points and 10 assists in 21 minutes before leaving with a strained right calf, and the Lakers held on for a 108-98 victory in the Las Vegas Summer League semifinals on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ In the other game on Sunday night:___TRAIL BLAZERS 87, GRIZZLIES 82Jarnell Stokes had 22 points and 15 rebounds to lead Portland over Memphis in the first semifinal on Sunday night.Caleb Swanigan continued his strong summer league with 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Blazers, who trailed by 16 points in the first half before rallying to overtake the Grizzlies in the second half.Stokes got his NBA start with the Grizzlies, playing 19 games for Memphis in 2014-15 after he was acquired in a draft-night trade with Utah. The Grizzlies traded Stokes to Miami the following season in the deal that brought Mario Chalmers to Memphis. He played two games with the Nuggets last season.Wayne Selden led the Grizzlies with 13 points in 22 minutes.Jorge Gutierrez added 16 points and eight assists, including a pair of nifty, behind-the-back passes for easy layups, for the Grizzlies. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plantlast_img read more