Wasting too much ink on straw news

first_imgExcuse me, but could someone please calculate the millions of pounds of paper and ink used thus far for printing the so-called “news” about plastic straws, and hasten the time when something more important will replace the space used for reporting on that topic? The solution is simple:Let people who are concerned stop using them and keep big government out of it.Richard FelakNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

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Search underway for Hialeah bank robber

first_imgHIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – Federal authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating the man who, they said, robbed a bank in Hialeah, Saturday morning.According to the FBI, the subject entered the Regions Bank branch at 4375 E. 4th Ave. just after 9:30 a.m. and demanded money from an employee.Officials said the robber fled the scene with an undisclosed sum of cash.There were customers inside the bank at the time, but no one was hurt.If you have any information on this bank robbery, call the FBI at (754) 703-2000 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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While some argue that Ereaders pose no threat to

first_imgWhile some argue that E-readers pose no threat to books, the launch next month of the Kindle Fire full-colour tablet – and the subsequent reduction in price of the original Kindle to £89 – suggests the rise of the ebook shows no sign of slowing down.Skyscanner takes a closer look at the pros and cons of ebooks vs traditional paperbacks for the traveller and asks whether the days of packing a paperback for your holiday are over.Price: ebooks vs paperbacksAt the moment, pricing for ebooks is somewhat erratic. Most ebooks actually cost around the same as print versions but some are more expensive (go figure!) and some are cheaper, which is how it should be considering the cost of ebook production and delivery is a fraction of that for the traditional paperback. However there are also lots of free books available for Kindle including many classics, as well as many excellent offerings from independent authors. Generally, ebooks are released at the same time as print versions.The downside is of course shelling out on an E-Reader to start with – but with Kindle now starting at £89, many may be persuaded to give it a try. Another popular E-reader is Reader from Sony, which costs £199 for the full size version and £149 for the Pocket Edition which, as the name suggests, fits easily into a small pocket. Other popular E-Readers are Reader Pocket Edition (£149) and Reader Touch Edition (£249). If you already own an iPad, a Kindle reading app is available on this too. However, all this expense may not be to the taste of people who prefer simply renting books for free from their local library.Convenience: is Kindle easier for the traveller?Size and weight wise, E-Readers win hands down considering they can store hundreds of books: Kindle weighs 240 grams while Sony’s Pocket Edition is a featherweight 155 grams – so they are smaller, lighter and thinner than your average paperback. The battery power on these devices is also impressive – Kindle lasts an amazing one month on a single charge while the Sony gadgets have enough power to last a full two-week holiday, ideal for camping trips where mains power may not be easy to find.The downside is the very value of an E-reader. If someone pilfers your paperback, it’s no great loss. But if your Kindle gets kidnapped, covered in your cocktail or squashed by a sun lounger you’ve got to shell out a lot more for a replacement. Another thing you can’t do with an ebook is share or swap it with other travellers – often part of the fun side of reading on holiday.Extras: more than just a book?Whilst a paperback will only ever be a book, full colour tablets such as the Kindle Fire and, on a more expensive level, the iPad, offer far more functionality. While the classic Kindle features an e-ink screen suitable only for really for reading (though you can adapt it to have a basic web browser) the Kindle Fire will be suitable for watching movies and TV shows as well being a mobile gaming platform – something to keep the whole family happy on holiday.Here at Skyscanner, most of us are Kindle fans and are already enjoying the convenience of taking a whole load of ebooks with us on our trips away.And as the price of E-Readers and tablets continues to fall, these gadgets are likely to find their way into your suitcase sooner than you think.Just keep your Kindle away from the swimming pool.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedBooks voted most essential travel item in Skyscanner PollBooks voted most essential travel item in Skyscanner PollForget Facebook, send a postcardGo retro with these six low-fi alternatives to hi-tech holidaying, from postcards to paperbacks.International survey reveals travellers’ dream airportCinema beats beds and books to top list of 10,000 plane passengers’ most wanted airport features. Earlier this year, Amazon announced that sales of Kindle ebooks outstripped traditional paperbacks for the first time, with 115 Kindle books sold for every 100 paperback versions.last_img read more

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