Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, Jan. 8

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first_imgCan you imagine how the troops on the front lines feel about that? They are risking their lives for a man who has never served in the military. Oh how I wish we had a president who presented himself with the dignity and intelligence that his office requires. Our allies must think we have deserted them. So sad for everyone. I sure hope 2019 is going to be better, but I don’t think so. Marty ShantyCharlton Trump lacks dignity required of his officeAs I listened to our commander-in-chief, I couldn’t help but compare him to the cartoon character Yosemite Sam. All he does is rant and rave at what a great leader he is. He now thinks he could do a better job with our troops than their commanders.  Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionTrash along I-890 a bad first impressionI cannot wonder what people may think of the revitalized Schenectady if they are traveling on the I-890 corridor into the city. The amount of items dumped on the banks on either side is an eyesore to behold. It’s embarrassing. Property owners or landlords should be held responsible for the cleanup. Anyone caught dumping there should be charged and have it followed through upon. First impressions of visitors to our area are usually the lasting ones.Jack HamScotiacenter_img Act on good ideas for saving the planetWise and smart engineer Gary Lessard in his Dec. 22 letter recommends not poisoning our planet (wise) and simply living renewably, cutting fossil foolish waste. Fifteen-year-old Swedish student Greta Thunberg, on strike in front of her parliament, represents wise and smart youth leading the way now to a simple, necessary, sane future because the corporate politicians in charge (adults?) are acting like children.Too bad she doesn’t get a mention in the mainstream media. Her plan to cut our excess consumption and waste by 15 percent a year over the next 10 years is both doable and joyful. If we all care and act each day on that path, “complex life on Earth might not die” (“A Planet Called Home”-Holly Near). Let’s give it a try.Peter LookerGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

IPE scoops prestigious journalism award

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first_imgIPE has been awarded Publication of the Year for 2018 by the UK branch of the CFA Society. Previous winners of the publication award include The Economist and UK newspaper The Sunday Times. IPE editorial director Liam Kennedy accepts the award from Will Goodhart, UK chief executive of the CFAWill Goodhart, chief executive of CFA UK, said: “CFA UK’s mission is to make sure that the investment profession operates in its clients’ best interests. The media plays a hugely important role in helping the sector to share best practices and stay on top of developing trends.“In addition – and perhaps above all – the journalists that cover our sector perform an invaluable function in holding us to account and challenging us.“The award winners… have demonstrated a high standard of excellence in both respects. We’re grateful for the work that they do and pleased to have an opportunity to recognise their achievements.”center_img Editorial director Liam Kennedy collected the award last night at the CFA’s summer reception in London on Wednesday night.The accolade recognises the publication that has made “the most significant overall contribution to the advancement of investor education over the past 12 months”. It was decided by a 12-strong judging panel of CFA members.last_img read more

BCEF launches scholarship to honor Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran

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first_imgBatesville, In. — Batesville High School students may apply for four separate scholarships administered by the Batesville Community Education Foundation (BCEF) through one common application this year. In addition to the James A. Fritsch Memorial Scholarship, the Mary C. Horstman Scholarship, and the Hillenbrand and Batesville Casket Scholarship, a fourth scholarship has been added, thanks to a donation to BCEF from the family of BHS alumnus Sgt. Chad Keith.“Sgt. Keith was a 2000 BHS graduate who was killed in Iraq in 2003 during Operation Iraqi Freedom,” said Anne Wilson, BCEF executive director.  “Through a donation from the fundraising efforts of his family, a new $500 scholarship has been established.”The Sgt. Chad Keith Memorial Scholarship is available to either 2019 BHS graduates who will attend college or trade school or any BHS alumni who are currently attending college or a trade school.“It was the wish of Sgt. Keith’s family that this scholarship also be made available to those already enrolled in college or trade school,” Wilson explained. “As a tribute to our armed forces, the essay for this scholarship involves interviewing a veteran and explaining how this person embodies patriotism.”The James A. Fritsch Memorial Scholarship and the Mary C. Horstman Scholarship were established through the generosity of donors via estate planning.  Three $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to recipients of the Fritsch Scholarship in 2019 and three $1,000 winners will be chosen for the Horstman. In its second year, the Hillenbrand and Batesville Casket Scholarship, funded through a targeted donation to BCEF from the companies, will award one $2500 scholarship to a student pursuing a career in a STEM field.Scholarship money to be awarded to BHS graduates this year by BCEF will total $21,000.The BCEF common application, instructions, and details regarding all four scholarships are online here. Scholarship applications are due to BCEF no later than 4:30 PM on March 1. Questions about the scholarships may be directed to Wilson at [email protected] or 812-934-2194.last_img read more