Safe injection sites make no sense

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThe city of Philadelphia is opening up some places for people to go who are suffering with drug addictions; places where those addicted to drugs can partake (shoot-snort-base etc.) without being harassed. The theory is that while there, in a controlled environment, they can also seek treatment for their addiction. Interesting. I’m not a fan, but I am open to the idea of trying it with men who have victimized woman and who suffer with sexual addictions. Why not open some spaces like prostitution houses, where men can utilize the service and then seek treatment for their sexual addiction while they are there? You can also go one step further and have a staff of ministers praying for them and the sinful roots. How does that sound?Yeah, it sounds as ludicrous as the first idea does. You can’t reinforce bad behavior at the same time you are reinforcing good behavior. It doesn’t work in parenting and it won’t work here either.John GentileDuanesburgMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady County warns of possible COVID-19 exposure at Schenectady restaurant, Rotterdam barEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

BSB Manufacturing marks 10th season of IMCA sponsorship

first_imgWELLINGTON, Kan. (May 23) – Ten-year sponsor BSB Manufacturing awards more than $10,000 in product certifi­cates to IMCA drivers in six divisions and one special series this season.Product certificates redeemable in amounts of $300, $200 and $100 go to top three eligible drivers in each IMCA Modi­fied, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock region, and in national standings for Karl Chev­rolet Northern SportMods and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods.Designated place finishers at 30 Modified, 18 IMCA Late Model, 15 Sunoco Stock Car, 15 SportMod and 12 Hobby Stock specials all receive $50 product certificates from the Wellington, Kan., high performance parts manufacturer.Drivers in those five divisions are required to compete with four BSB-manufactured shocks, display two BSB decals on their race car and return a completed signup form to the IMCA home office by Aug. 1.The champion of the 32nd annual Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models earns a $250 product certificate. The runner-up gets a $200 product certificate while the third place driver receives a $150 certifi­cate.BSB Manufacturing also returns as title sponsor of the Northern SportMod Race of Champions during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s and will provide a portion of the $1,000 purse to be paid for that race.Information about BSB products and services is available by calling 620 326-3152, at the www.bsbgofast.com and bsbshocks.com web­sites and on Facebook.“BSB Manufacturing is a great company run by great people and that is what makes working with them for 10 years seem so seamless,” commented IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “We’re privileged to partner with them for a marquee event at Super Nationals and look forward to many more years to come.”last_img read more

Halep remains on top of world tennis rankings

first_imgMadrid: Romania’s Simona Halep continues to lead the Women’s Tennis Association’s rankings released this Monday with 6,921 points, followed by Germany’s Angelique Kerber.Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark retained the third sport in this week’s unchanged top 10, ahead of Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina and Japan’s Naomi Osaka, reports Efe news.Further down the rankings, Spaniards Garbiñe Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro kept their 18th and 23rd spots, respectively. IANS Also Read: Sports Newslast_img

Nola bounces back, leads Phillies to 3-2 win over Nationals

first_imgLast Updated: 27th August, 2020 07:07 IST Nola Bounces Back, Leads Phillies To 3-2 Win Over Nationals Aaron Nola bounced back from the shortest outing of his career to throw seven strong innings, and the Philadelphia Phillies took advantage of the Washington Nationals’ sloppy outfield defense to rally for a 3-2 victory on Wednesday night SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By Aaron Nola bounced back from the shortest outing of his career to throw seven strong innings, and the Philadelphia Phillies took advantage of the Washington Nationals’ sloppy outfield defense to rally for a 3-2 victory on Wednesday night.Bryce Harper, who won the 2015 NL MVP during a seven-year stint with the Nationals, delivered the go-ahead RBI single in the seventh to help the Phillies win their third in a row. The defending World Series champion Nationals have dropped three consecutive games to drop to a season-high six games under .500.Nola (3-2), who threw a career-low 2 2/3 innings Friday in a loss at Atlanta, gave up two runs on five hits while striking out eight. Tommy Hunter tossed a perfect eighth, and recently acquired closer Brandon Workman escaped a two-on, one-out jam by striking out Eric Thames and Victor Robles for his second save since joining the Phillies from Boston and sixth overall.The Phillies trailed 2-1 entering the seventh against Washington starter Patrick Corbin, who yielded a solo homer to Rhys Hoskins in the third but had otherwise avoided serious trouble. Didi Gregorius led off with a hit to left that Juan Soto dove for and missed, turning a likely single into a triple.That ended Corbin’s night, and Alec Bohm greeted reliever Will Harris (0-1) with a single to right to tie the game. After a fielder’s-choice grounder put Roman Quinn on first, Andrew McCutchen hit a routine fly to deep right-center, but Robles and Adam Eaton collided in what was scored a single. Two batters later, the speedy Quinn easily scored from second on Harper’s looping single to left to give the Phillies the lead.Phillies manager Joe Girardi became the 65th manager in major league history to win 1,000 games, improving to 1,000-808 in 12 seasons with Florida (2006), the New York Yankees (2008-17) and Philadelphia (2020).Soto led off the second with a first-pitch blast into the left field seats, his eighth homer of the season. Washington shortstop Trea Turner singled in the fifth to extend his hitting streak to 12 games.TRAINER’S ROOMNationals: LHP Sean Doolittle (right knee) was activated from the injured list. Doolittle is 0-1 with a 15.00 ERA in five appearances this season. … Manager Dave Martinez said RHP Stephen Strasburg (carpal tunnel neuritis) underwent surgery Wednesday. The Nationals announced Saturday that Strasburg, last year’s World Series MVP, was done for the season after going 0-1 with a 10.80 ERA in two starts. … LHP Seth Romero will undergo surgery to put a pin in his fractured right hand.KIEBOOM OPTIONEDWashington optioned rookie INF Carter Kieboom to its alternate site. Kieboom is hitting .200 with no homers, 5 RBIs and 20 strikeouts in 50 at-bats, and grounded into two inning-ending double plays in Tuesday’s loss to Philadelphia.UP NEXTPhillies: RHP Spencer Howard (0-1, 6.17 ERA) makes his fourth career start as the three-game series concludes. Howard’s longest outing of the season is 4 2/3 innings.Nationals: RHP Max Scherzer (2-1, 4.31) is 11-3 with a 2.62 ERA in 20 career starts against Philadelphia.Image credits: AP First Published: 27th August, 2020 07:07 IST LIVE TVcenter_img COMMENT Associated Press Television News WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW USlast_img read more