Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I’m glad that he recognized that the African-Americans have been treated poorly in this country. However, I was dismayed by his obvious lack of understanding of the continually adverse effect of the system of government-sanctioned racial oppression and segregation in the United States. I hope that Mr. Mangino understands that the current person who occupies the White House is taking the country back to a time when racism was the norm.I won’t minimize the progress that African-Americans have made in the United States. Yet, we have to recognize that institutional racism and biases still exist and prevent the level of economic growth and social acceptance that is easily attained by privileged races.This letter in the opinion doesn’t provide enough space to fully explain why Mr. Mangino’s final statement that African-Americans need to start solving their own problems and cleaning up their own house is an uneducated view of the prejudices that are embedded in this culture.Mr. Mangino, maybe it is time for you to examine your own biases and find ways to educate yourself about the reasons why it’s hard to clean up a house that is being constantly flooded with injustices and inequalities that you have been privileged to escape.Maxine BrisportRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusSchenectady police reform sessions pivot to onlineEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Re Oct. 7 letter, “U.S. done much for African-Americans”: I generally refrain from making broad assumptions about the author of letters in the opinion page. However, I have to assume that Robert Mangino grew up during the time of Jim Crow or another period in this nation’s history where racism and segregation was the norm. This has skewed his view of African-Americans.
Magseis, a Norwegian geophysical company, has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with BGP Offshore, a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Company (CNPC), for the sale of seismic equipment.Magseis said on Monday that the sale would include 17,000 MASS I ocean bottom seismic nodes and four MASS Modular handling systems.According to the company, the seismic equipment will be delivered in several batches beginning in 1Q of 2019 through 4Q 2019.The LOI is conditional to obtaining necessary export licenses and a signed sales agreement between Magseis and BGP Offshore appointed company.Per Christian Grytnes, CEO of Magseis, said: “We are delighted to be selected as the seismic node technology provider to BGP Offshore. The selection is yet another confirmation of the attractiveness of the Magseis technology and demonstrates the competitiveness of Magseis nodes in a wide range of seismic markets including shallow water/transition zones.“The sales agreement for the MASS I ocean bottom seismic nodes add further flexibility and diversification to the Magseis business model which includes full-scale operations of seismic node surveys, lease of nodes and sale of nodes. Magseis continues its program to build node capacity for expanded operations in 2019 and 2020.”Magseis added that it maintained its revenue guidance for 2018 of $100 million and issued its revenue guidance range for 2019 of $190 to 210 million.In related news, Magseis received a letter of intent for an ocean bottom seismic survey in the Americas last month while BGP was awarded a contract for work on the world’s largest continuous 3D onshore and offshore seismic survey by ADNOC back in July.
Aaron Ramsey restored the visitors’ lead with a sumptuous volley from Carl Jenkinson’s 67th-minute cross, and the Welshman sealed the win nine minutes later after combining with Ozil and Giroud on the edge of the box. However, the Gunners had enjoyed a major escape in the meantime when, after Jozy Altidore had out-muscled Bacary Sagna to stab a shot past keeper Wojciech Szczesny, referee Martin Atkinson called play back for a foul on the United States frontman. Wenger said: “We had plenty of chances in the first half – we had an outstanding first half. In the second half, Sunderland played very well with much more energy. “They came back to 1-1 and we were a bit lucky at 2-1, maybe, but we found the mental resources again to win the game and were much more clinical in the second half. “But overall, it was a very good game.” If Ozil had been the star of the show before the break – Wenger admitted his form had, perhaps understandably, dipped in the second half as a result of his illness – it was Ramsey who ultimately claimed the headlines with two accomplished finishes. The manager said: “Ramsey, definitely compared to one year ago, what he has achieved is fantastic.” Asked what was behind his improvement, Wenger said: “His intelligence, his desire to improve, listening – he has a very learning attitude and he has as well a fantastic engine.” Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is keeping his fingers crossed that injuries do not ruin a promising start to the season. The Gunners climbed to the top of the Barclays Premier League table on Saturday after a 3-1 victory at Sunderland. However, the win on Wearside came at a cost after striker Olivier Giroud limped off with a knee problem late in the game to join Santi Cazorla on the sidelines. Wenger later revealed that the Spaniard is out of Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Marseille and is unlikely to play again before the next international break, and with Lukas Podolski currently also on the casualty list, he admits he cannot afford to lose any more attacking players. The Frenchman told the BBC: “We score because we have a good game, lively with a lot of energy, we are dynamic in our game, and a lot of belief as well. “But we are still short now. With the injuries we have, we cannot afford now to lose players.” Despite arriving at the Stadium of Light without defender Per Mertesacker and with record signing Mesut Ozil having only just recovered from the same bug which prevented his team-mate from travelling, the Gunners turned in a superb first-half display and should really have had the game won by the break. Ozil took little time to settle into his new surroundings, expertly controlling Kieran Gibbs’ long ball before sliding a cross into the path of Giroud’s run and watching the striker nonchalantly guide it past keeper Keiren Westwood with just 11 minutes gone. The former Real Madrid star seemed able to split the Sunderland defence at will and twice played in Theo Walcott, only to see the England international denied by Westwood on both occasions. Indeed, Walcott might have had a hat-trick inside the opening 43 minutes, but ended the half empty-handed when he sent a diving header wide from Giroud’s cross. But remarkably, Sunderland forced their way back into the game within four minutes of the restart when Craig Gardner, who had replaced David Vaughan at the break, thumped home a penalty after Laurent Koscielny had tripped Adam Johnson. Press Association
The BBC’s Lee James joined Joy Sports George Addo Jnr on this week’s edition of the Joy Sports/BBC two way series. The conversation this week was mainly about the big game this weekend between defending champions Chelsea and league leaders Arsenal.Other interesting fixtures to look forward to this weekend are Manchester United at home against Southampton, Crystal Palace up against Tottenham and Leicester City at home to Stoke City.Click link to listen to this week’s conversation.