4 May

INS GHARIAL Goes All Out to Help Local Community in Bahrain

first_img View post tag: INS View post tag: Defence View post tag: all View post tag: GHARIAL View post tag: community Authorities The visiting naval ship from India, the INS GHARIAL went all out to the local community yesterday, donating blood and entertaining special group of children from The Society for the Management of Autism-Related Issues – Training, Education and Resources of Brunei or SMARTER Brunei as part of their community service activities.Yesterday morning fifty ship personnel from the INS GHARIAL including the Commanding Officer of the Indian INS GHARIAL naval ship, Commander Vishal Bishnoi were eager to participate in donating blood campaign which was held at the Blood Donation Centre, in Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital. Also present at the blood drive was His Excellency Lalduhthlana Ralte, High Commissioner of India to Brunei Darussalam.The blood drive was one of the non-exercise activities of the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief and Military Medicine Exercise (ADMM PLUS HADR & MM Ex) which is currently ongoing and with the intention to help in replenishing the blood supply that is needed by patients of RIPAS Hospital.In the afternoon, the India INS GHARIAL, arranged another social event, inviting about 30-membered group of special need children from the SMARTER onboard their ship them to spend time and have fun with SMARTER Kids. SMARTER Kids together with their families and forty teacher-therapists participated in this activity. It was also an opportunity for the individuals with autism to interact with the Indian Navy.[mappress]Press Release, June 20, 2013; Image: Brunei MoD June 20, 2013 Back to overview,Home naval-today INS GHARIAL Goes All Out to Help Local Community in Bahrain View post tag: Bahrain View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Indian INS GHARIAL Goes All Out to Help Local Community in Bahrain View post tag: Exercise View post tag: Help View post tag: goes View post tag: local View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: out View post tag: Navallast_img read more

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20 Oct

Letters to the Editor for Sunday, August 4

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionBDS ban violates right to free speechWhile everyone was talking non-stop about the Muller testimony, free speech came under attack in America, not from Moscow but from Washington D.C., when HR246 passed in the House of Representatives.The bill opposes the BDS movement and similar efforts supporters  believe seek to delegitimize Israel, even though that isn’t what BDS does at all.All BDS seeks to do is boycott economic ties with Israel until it ends its illegal occupation of Palestinian territories and recognize the human rights of Palestinian citizens.Despite what many will tell you, nothing in BDS’s mission aims to delegitimize Israel or target the Jewish faith. But even if you genuinely disagree with BDS, it is a non-violent boycott movement practicing the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment.Don’t just take it from me. Take it from at least three federal courts, which as of May 2019 have dismissed anti-BDS laws as unconstitutional. And take it from the Supreme Court, which has repeatedly ruled boycotting as a constitutional right. This bill sets a terrifying precedent for Congress’s ability to interfere in our freedom of speech. The fact that it passed with such an overwhelming majority and had several Congress people that I genuinely respect vote for it shakes me to my core. Kudos to the 17 who voted against it and shame on the 398 (including Congressman Paul Tonko) who voted in favor of it. I feel certain history will not look kindly upon this resolution. Matt OillSchenectadyWhy are fewer going to Saratoga track?Something is keeping the attendance down at the Saratoga Racetrack.Could it be the early opening of the track, or maybe too many major events going on in our area? Could it be everyone wants to live the American dream of a good life, nice homes, new cars, and family activities. There’s nothing wrong with this, except many people today live from paycheck to paycheck and they make good money.There’s an old saying, “It’s not how much that’s coming in that keeps you going, it’s what you don’t spend” and it’s true.Also, many folks don’t like what happens in the horse-racing world, as some of the horses have to be put down when they break a leg. Horses are taken care of very well in horse racing, but they do get hurt just like football players and in other sports. That’s the way it is.The racetrack people are trying to make racing safer for the jockeys and horses. There are risks in all sports and always have been. Let’s hope improvements can be made. The price of admission to the track increased a few years ago. Maybe they should lower the price to draw more people in.If it doesn’t cost much to get in, maybe more people will say, “Let’s go to the track.”Remember, you can now bet on the races at lots of places other than at the track.Sid GordonSaratoga SpringsEric Garner’s killing violated basic rightsRegarding the recent op-ed on the killing of Eric Garner, it’s curious that Attorney General William Barr treated the case as an ordinary murder.On the contrary, Garner was the victim of an extra-judicial summary execution, caught on video from beginning to end, carried out by an agent of the state who has a license to kill.To treat it as an ordinary murder case is absurd and an insult. Surely other standards must apply when an agent of the state takes the life of a citizen.This country was founded on the principle that we citizens have inalienable rights, the most important of which is the right to life.Our cops ignore this, as do their overseers.Our lawmakers, who are supposed to act in our interests, have done a poor job of protecting us from our own law enforcement personnel. This must change. With nearly a dozen civil rights acts already in place, we don’t need another one to force our police and military to respect citizens’ right to life.U.S. attorneys must be directed, with a legislative act or executive order, to prosecute every incident of police killing, based on violation of the citizen’s right to life. Demand that they also use appropriate sections of the RICO act, so that associates of the killer can be prosecuted as well.Barr should revisit the Garner case and treat it as a civil rights violation.Otherwise, he should be fired or impeached. Justice must prevail.Edgar T. LynkNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

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