Re Oct. 17 letter, “Keep assault weapons only for police, military”: Please define your definition of an “assault-style weapon”? Do you mean any item that can be used to assault and inflict rapid and numerous wounds and/or death? If so, it must apply to cars, trucks, planes, knives, swords, hammers, screwdrivers, any firearms, bottles, pipe and any item a deranged individual would use to inflict pain, injury and even death to another person or animal.What is wrong today is that people have changed. Why do certain people feel that the solution to their problem is to inflict pain and worse on innocent people? Is it drugs? An overwhelming fear of failure? The problem is not the object used to inflict pain and death — it’s people. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Over the years, I have observed that the prevailing attitude of prohibiting this and that and passing more laws isn’t working. It’s always easy to prohibit “something.” Does it really solve anything, other than saying we did “something?” It didn’t work for booze, gambling and prostitution, etc.I agree with your comment, “but our forefathers could not have envisioned the reality of today. It is not 1776.” Our forefathers fought to free themselves from the abuses of an oppressive government. I wonder how they would react to today’s governmental involvement in our daily lives?The people of today are nowhere to same people of 1776. Recent events have certainly demonstrated that fact. Some people are less caring of their fellow man, have an attitude of, “What can I get out of this for me,” and have just “gone off their rocker.”Let’s agree to really put forth an effort to address the real problem. Let’s address what is affecting people. Mental illness? Drugs? I do know one thing for sure. It’s not the assault-style weapons you referenced in your letter.Joe VivaBallston LakeMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Schenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation
The NLRC boss, who was represented by a director in the Commission, Precious Puanoni, encouraged Nigerians to take part in betting as revenue accrued to the commission would also be used to fund the education and provide social amenities in different parts of the country.Speaking in same vien, a director of the company, Lai Labode, said the Billionairejackpot, which is their flagship game was an electronic raffle(eRaffle) game, that will be played by electronically entering purchased raffle ticket into a draw. The eRaffle game, he said, would pay a whopping one billion Naira as its jackpot. Apart from the jackpot, every participant has a chance of winning something.Chairman of the company, Adedotun Sulaiman said, “It is an electronic wealth redistribution game designed for Nigerians. A game that will create millionaires every month across the country.”He said that the company’s entry into the Nigerian gaming industry was aimed at introducing a truly national lottery, create wealth distribution game and establish Nigeria on the gaming global map.“Our foundation is built on trust and transparency,”Sulaiman said. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram NaijaBillionaire has unveiled plans to create gaming experiences that would enrich lives and add value to businesses through innovation, easy access, integrity, partnership and world class processes.Speaking during the official unveiling of the NaijaBillionaire , at Westwood Hotel, Victoria Island the Director General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, Adolphus Ekpe, called on Nigerians to invest in lottery as a means of contributing to the social well-being of the country.
Geneva, Switzerland – Bombardier Aerospace announced an increased range option for Learjet 40 XR business jets. The 268 nautical miles (NM) * (496 km) range extension is now available as an option for all new Learjet 40 XR aircraft orders and for aircraft previously ordered and scheduled for delivery in the third quarter of the current fiscal year.The significant range extension will be obtained through a 687 lb increase to the fuel tank capacity. “Bombardier is committed to developing new product lines and enhancing current product platforms, even young models like the Learjet 40 XR,” stated David Coleal, vice-president and general manager, Learjet, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “The Learjet 40 XR aircraft offers best-in-class cabin volume, speed and performance. The addition of best-in-class range to this impressive list of capabilities makes this light jet a category leader above all others.”Flying at its long range cruise speed of Mach 0.75 (800 km/h), the Learjet 40 XR aircraft now offers a non-stop range of 1,991 NM (3,687 km)** – over 15 percent more distance covered. The extended range increases travel flexibility to include key city pairs such as London-Cairo 1,942 NM (3,596 km), Singapore-Taipei 1,835 NM (3,398 km), Hong Kong-Jakarta 1,864 NM (3,452 km), New York-Aspen 1,519 NM (2,813 km), and Dubai-Istanbul 1,715 NM (3,176 km)***.The six-to-seven passenger Learjet 40 XR aircraft features the widest and most spacious cabin in its class and a full aft lavatory. This premium light jet delivers impressive time-to-climb performance under all conditions – particularly in hot and high operating environments – requiring only 23 minutes* to reach 43,000 feet (13,106 m).Learjet is the first name in corporate aviation. Since acquiring Learjet Inc. in 1990, Bombardier Aerospace has carried forward the brand’s proud legacy by launching eight high-performance and fuel-efficient aircraft. www.bombardier.com.