Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionAs you know, Mother Earth, Earth Day is today, April 22. On this day many of your children join together to celebrate you. We Earthlings engage with others in projects to clean up our litter and waste, to plant trees and flowers, and to care for our corner of this planet that we call home. There are so many ways to do this, so many opportunities. You must be very excited and heartened to see us being good stewards and kin to the rest of creation. On this day, we pay attention, we take responsibility, we look at the harm we have caused and we work together to heal some of these hurts. Then Monday will come. For many of us, awareness of this amazing web of life will fade away fast. We will return to our habits of wasting the resources that you provide for us. We will refuse to recycle. We will plunder and squander the habitats of our kin creatures. How can we begin to live in a way that makes every day your day?For us who live in Schenectady, a gift to you would be to recycle. In my neighborhood, I see very few recycling bins out on “trash day.” There is lots of garbage that will go into your belly, the Earth (you know, we call this the landfill). Your children need to see that recycling is so important, especially since our “landfills” are filling up and we will need more of your precious space to dump our stuff. We need to realize that one use throw-away products are so wasteful.Another gift to you would be to stop littering. I live near Central Park. The amount of trash that is tossed on the ground makes me cry. I can only imagine how you feel.So, dear Mother Earth, enjoy your special day. We can only hope and pray that more of the members of your human family will make everyday Earth Day.LINDA NEILSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcySchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashTroopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stopEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes
The 23-year-old flight attendant whohad a travel history to Wuhan City, China on Jan. 21 was isolated fordeveloping cough after three days. The crew was quarantined in a private roomsince Jan. 30, authorities said. BORACAY – Authorities are closelymonitoring two persons at the Dr. Rafael S. Tumbokon Memorial Hospital inKalibo, Aklan for exhibiting “flu-like symptoms” amid growing fears from the 2019novel coronavirus (2019 nCoV). “They had no flu-like symptoms andthey will be closely monitored also in China,” he added. Four of them had close contacts with a“coronavirus patient” in Hong Kong.(Witha report from Akean Forum/PN) Dr. Cornelio Cuachon Jr. of theProvincial Health Office in Aklan (PHO-Aklan) said seaports and airports in theprovince were on heightened alert against the nCoV. Meanwhile, a flight attendant fromPalawan with travel history in Taiwan and Shanghai, China, denied she wasquarantined in the Aklan provincial hospital, saying she was in the hospital toget her medical clearance on Jan. 31. “Magiging drastic ang pagbaba ngnumero ng flights at arrivals ng visitors natin in Kalibo airport. Lahatng flights to China are suspended until further notice,” he added. Cuachon said PHO-Aklan is closelycoordinating with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines and theBureau of Quarantine to monitor travelers from other countries. Meanwhile, a 17-year-old Chinese maletourist was also brought to the Aklan provincial hospital after experiencing“flu-like symptoms,” they added. Authorities are closely monitoring two persons at the Dr. Rafael S. Tumbokon Memorial Hospital in Kalibo, Aklan for exhibiting “flu-like symptoms” amid growing fears from the 2019 novel coronavirus. AKEAN FORUM They boarded China Eastern Airlinesaround 2:40 p.m. at the Kalibo International Airport on a four-hour flight toChengdu, China. Monserate said the cancellation ofaround 20 commercial flights was a precautionary measure to help prevent thespread of the coronavirus, which has killed hundreds of people in mainlandChina. Last Jan. 28, three foreigners weredischarged from the Aklan provincial hospital after the results of their testsfor 2019 nCoV came out negative. Cuachon said the tourists were fit totravel after they secured medical clearances from the attending doctors. Kalibo airport manager Engr. EusebioMonserate Jr. said passengers flying to and from Shanghai, Tianjin, Fuzhou,Chengdu, Peking, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Changsha, and Wuhan in China on Feb. 1 wereaffected by the indefinite cancellation of flights. The foreigners, who were spendingtheir vacation in Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan were tracked down by healthauthorities. On the otherhand, 11 Chinese touristsunder medical observation in Kalibo, Aklan have returned to China on Jan. 31.
Officials initially reported the track to be fit for action following an 8.30am check, but further heavy rain coupled with an unfavourable forecast has forced them to call off Wednesday’s fixture. A Turf Club statement said: “The Turf Club has announced that the Sligo fixture scheduled for today has been abandoned due to further heavy rain and an unfavourable weather forecast for the remainder of the day. In addition there will be a further 8am course inspection to determine the prospects of racing at Sligo on Thursday.” Wednesday evening’s meeting at Sligo has been abandoned, with an 8am inspection planned for Thursday to determine prospects for that card. Press Association