Give Niskayuna a chance at bipartisanship

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionAs I noticed from previous letters to the editor, there are a number of Niskayuna residents who question the ability of a Democratic board and a Republican supervisor to govern in a responsible way. I, too, was skeptical. I sent an email to Denise Murphy McGraw outlining my concerns. She immediately replied saying, “My top priority is always to show the people of Niskayuna I work with their best interests at heart. I will never waver from that mission.”In this era of negativism and instant judgment, I suggest that we give them time to show us that in Niskayuna, nonpartisan leadership is possible, despite evidence to the contrary from the state and federal governments.Lois MillsNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

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February Jobs That Pay Update: #AmazonInPA, PA Business One-Stop Shop, 21st Century Workforce Development, and Community Investments

first_imgLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf February Jobs That Pay Update: #AmazonInPA, PA Business One-Stop Shop, 21st Century Workforce Development, and Community Investments By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf Jobs That Pay,  Round-Up,  The Blog,  Workforce Development This month, Governor Wolf continued making the case for #AmazonInPA, launched PA Business One-Stop Shop, and announced an ambitious $50 million workforce development plan and investments expected to create and retain more than 3,700 jobs across the commonwealth.Governor Wolf also terminated Pittsburgh’s outdated status as a distressed municipality, making it the second city and the 14th municipality to exit the program.One Step Closer to #AmazonInPAAmazon named two Keystone cities — Pittsburgh and Philadelphia — as potential homes for its second headquarters, making Pennsylvania one of only two states to have more than one city under consideration.Ensuring PA’s Workforce is Ready for 21st Century JobsThis month, Governor Wolf outlined an ambitious plan to ensure Pennsylvania’s workforce has the skills and education to lead in today’s economy. The governor proposed a first-of-its-kind $50 million strategic investment in job training and the launch of PAsmart, a realignment of workforce development that focuses on 21st century job training spanning across K-12 education to apprenticeship programs.Launching PA Business One-Stop ShopStarting or growing a business in Pennsylvania? Earlier this month, Governor Wolf launched PA Business One-Stop Shop — a sole source to guide entrepreneurs and small businesses through all stages of development.Investing in Infrastructure and Community DevelopmentGovernor Wolf continued to invest in Pennsylvania communities with more than $74 million in water infrastructure projects and funding for 79 community development projects and 45 highway, pedestrian, and waterway projects.Highlights from January – February 2018Governor Wolf Announces VF Corporation to Expand into Pennsylvania, Creating More Than 175 New JobsGovernor Wolf Statement on Two Pennsylvania Cities Making Amazon ShortlistGovernor Wolf Announces Approval of Seven Business Development Projects Projected to Create More Than 2,300 Jobs StatewideGovernor Wolf Announces Investments in 79 Community Development, Infrastructure Projects in Monroe and Surrounding CountiesGovernor Wolf Announces PAC Worldwide to Create More Than 160 New Manufacturing Jobs Through Expansion into PennsylvaniaGovernor Wolf Celebrates Schools Demonstrating Career and Technical Education ExcellenceGovernor Wolf Announces $74 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 11 CountiesGovernor Wolf to Reaffirm Commitment to Public Education, Skills Training in 2018-19 BudgetGovernor Wolf to Expand Job and Skills Training, Launch PAsmart Initiative in 2018-19 BudgetGovernor Wolf’s Budget Aims to Bolster Economy, Workforce through Education, Skills TrainingGovernor Wolf Launches PA Business One-Stop Shop to Support Pennsylvania EntrepreneurshipGovernor Wolf Announces New Approvals for Low-interest Loans to Support 20 Small Business Projects in 13 Counties, Supporting More Than 1,100 JobsGovernor Wolf Announces 45 Multimodal Transportation Projects to Benefit 22 CountiesGovernor Wolf Announces Transportation Investment to Support City of CoatesvilleGovernor Wolf Announces Pittsburgh Has Emerged from Distressed Status Under Act 47Governor Wolf Reinforces Commitment to Rural Communities, Local Infrastructure with New InvestmentsHighlight from Instagramcenter_img February 14, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

World leaders must do their bit in climate change fight, say investors

first_imgSource: European ParliamentCelebrating the European Parliament signing the Paris Agreement“We are concerned that the implementation of the Paris Agreement is currently falling short of the agreed goal of ‘holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels’,” they added.Investors were continuing to make “significant” investments in the low carbon transition, incorporating climate change scenarios and climate risk management strategies into their investment processes, and engaging with the largest greenhouse gas emitters, but governments needed to act too, according to the statement.“It is vital for our long-term planning and asset allocation decisions that governments work closely with investors to incorporate Paris-aligned climate scenarios into their policy frameworks and energy transition pathways,” it read.Emma Herd, CEO of the Investor Group on Climate Change, one of the campaign groups organising the statement, said: “Investors could do even more if governments delivered the policies required to effectively manage climate risk and accelerate investment in low carbon solutions.”Investors signing the statement asked world leaders to take 12 actions, grouped under the headings of “achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement”, “accelerate private sector investment into the low carbon transition”, and “commit to improve climate-related financial reporting”.The investors’ demands included that government leaders this year formulate and communicate long-term emission reduction strategies, put a meaningful price on carbon, phase out fossil fuel subsidies and thermal power worldwide by set deadlines, and request international standard-setting bodies to incorporate the recommendations from the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures into their standards. “The global shift to clean energy is underway, but much more needs to be done by governments to accelerate the low carbon transition and to improve the resilience of our economy, society and the financial system to climate risks,” they wrote in the joint statement. Institutional investors active in the fight against climate change have turned the spotlight on governments, demanding world leaders to do their part “with the utmost urgency”.The call to action was issued ahead of the G7 summit in Canada later this week. By Friday, almost 300 investors with $26trn (€22trn) in assets under management had put their name to a statement delivered to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and G7 government leaders.It forms part of a new stage in investors’ involvement in the campaign to cap further greenhouse gas emissions, with emphasis increasingly being placed on the need for concrete action and targets to make the low carbon transition a reality, rather than just disclosure about financial implications.The focus has been on companies, with a shareholder resolution having recently focused attention on Royal Dutch Shell in particular, but with today’s statement investors have sought to put pressure on politicians.last_img read more

Education officials to meet with North East Comprehensive School’s PTA next week

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweet EducationLocalNewsSecondary Education officials to meet with North East Comprehensive School’s PTA next week by: – November 24, 2011 Sharecenter_img Share 17 Views   no discussions Image via: spschool.orgThe Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development has extended an invitation to the executive members of the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) and principal of the North East Comprehensive School (NECS) to meet with senior education officials on Monday November 28th to discuss their concerns.The Parents Teachers Association staged protest action on Monday claiming that their children have been enduring poor learning conditions in an unsafe environment at the school.According to a release by the Ministry of Education, officials will dialogue with stakeholders to address their most pressing issues in relation to the physical environment of the school, and outline the ministry’s plan for the continued development of the NECS.The policy of the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development is that education is not a privilege but a right of every Dominican child. Therefore, the ministry will continue to provide support to all educational institutions in Dominica.The report states that as part of ongoing schools’ maintenance, work on the technical block of the NECS, funded by the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) in the amount of EC$813,417.00 is near completion. An additional amount of EC$114, 766.00 has been approved by the BNTF for its completion.Improvement works under the Dominica Education Enhancement Project (DEEP) began in August 2011, at a cost of EC$112. 882.00. Plumbing works in the Food and Nutrition Room and installation of curtains and a mirror in the Clothing and Textile room have been completed as well as metal works in the Food and Nutrition, Technical Drawing and Auto Mechanic rooms.The report further states that “additional works are ongoing on the construction and installation of storage cabinets to the Technical and Auto Mechanic rooms and installation of electricity in the Technical Drawing room”.In June 2011, seventy chairs were supplied to the school and fifty more will be delivered by next week.In 2007 twenty (20) new computers were donated to the school and in 2009 thirty (30) additional new computers were provided under the ICT Development Project. The school was also equipped with a fully functional server and network. The Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development will, during the Christmas holidays undertake phased work at the NECS to replace damaged windows. This will involve the installation of twenty-four windows on the western classroom block and two windows on the administrative block. Work on the walkway, linking the classroom block to the other parts of the school compound, will commence during the summer of 2012. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Dominican rapper based in the US releases mixtape

first_imgJefferson Scotland, originally from Wallhouse, DominicaDominican born rapper, Jefferson ‘Klass Money’ Scotland, who is based in the United States, has unveiled his eagerly awaited mixtape, “Warrior Mind Frame” via his record label Route Change Music.“Warrior Mind Frame” embodies the true essence of Hip-Hop with the Caribbean born rapper’s intensive rhymes and remarkable flows.Klass Money has developed a solid fanbase in Florida and beyond and showcases once again with his latest project, “Warrior Mind Frame”, that he is the future candidate for XXL’s infamous Freshman list.The mixtape consist of 21 tracks and includes features from other popular rappers such as Young AC and Spitta Boi, production from Ulrich, Waxblend, Skip of We Loose and was mixed by Danny Russo, who has credits such as Ace Hood and Red Cafe.It is hosted by DJ Meat and DJ Lucky C, the blazing project features quality production, witty lyrics, and Klass Money’s unique personality.Klass Money – We Get it ft. Spitta Boi Prod. by Ulrich ( clean )Press Release EntertainmentLocalNews Dominican rapper based in the US releases mixtape by: – July 11, 2012 Share 63 Views   3 comments Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweetlast_img read more

Super Eagles coordinator backs Mikel on Trabzonspor’s exit

first_imgSuper Eagles coordinator, Patrick Pascal, has thrown his weight behind John Obi Mikel’s decision to leave Trabzonspor amid coronavirus fears. The Turkish Super Lig outfit announced on Tuesday evening the ex-Chelsea player parted ways by mutual consent. This came days after the 32-year-old disclosed he does “not feel comfortable” playing amid the ongoing pandemic while calling on authorities in Turkey to cancel the rest of the season. And Pascal, who is a close source to the ex-Nigeria captain backed the decision. “Mikel values his life more than anything and as he said recently ‘there is more to life than football’. He has achieved and saved a lot, so, it will be silly if he loses all to coronavirus and people who don’t have an idea about his wealth would pounce on it,” Pascal told Goal. “He knows what he wants and in my association with him over the years, he is someone who doesn’t compromise or prioritizes anything over his life. Not even under this deadly virus taking over the world. “Some will not agree with him on this, but let me set the record straight that Mikel is neither playing for money nor fame, but strictly for fun and for the love of the beautiful game. So why will he expose himself to a danger that has killed a lot of people?” When quizzed if the decision was a wise one, since Huseyin Cimsir’s men currently lead the Turkish Super Lig and are on the verge of a seventh league diadem, Pascal replied: “My brother, titles are not won in the grave, only the living does that. Loading… Promoted ContentTop 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be EnemiesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Legendary Historical Movies You Should SeePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterGorgeous Asian Actresses All Men Are Crazy AboutWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes “At Chelsea, he won the Champions League and other bigger titles, so not winning the Turkish league title is not a big deal. He is not playing for fame, so you don’t expect him to risk his life. “I am 100% in support of him leaving Trabzonspor at this critical period and it’s a very noble decision. Remember, leaving Turkey is not the end of his playing career as he can go elsewhere to play. “I believe him and I trust his judgment and as a young man who has bigger things to accomplish after football, it is safety first.” On what next for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner, the 45-year-old who doubles as chairman of the Bauchi Football Association reveals the midfielder has not drawn the curtain on his illustrious career, thus, he will decide on his next move after the Covid-19 virus is contained. He added: “As it stands, he has not announced his retirement yet, definitely, he is going elsewhere to play football. Read Also:Patrick Pascal advises ex-players to get involved in football administration “Once this coronavirus thing is over, I believe he will disclose to the world where his next club would be.” Mikel joined the Medical Stadium giants as a free agent on a two-year deal last summer, at the end of his brief stint in the Championship with Middlesbrough. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Anthony A Clark

first_imgWas born January 26, 1944 and died June 7,2017. Anthony was the son of Marcella M Clark.He retired from the Local 741 Labor’s Union, after over 42 years of service. Anthony loved hunting, fishing, gardening and spending time with family. He was a collector of fishing reels, guns and knifes.Anthony was married to Delberta L Clark and they had three children. Delbert L Daniel, Mary M Clark, and Anthony J Clark (T.J.).Anthony is survived by Mary M Clark of Lawrenceburg and Anthony J (Tina) Clark of Aurora, IN. Grandkids Chrisler A Clark, Britt McWilliams, Stetson Clark, Hunter A Clark and Monica (Will) Berry. Three great grand children Leia, Kendra and Jossy Berry. Nieces and nephews and all the little ones that called him pap.Anthony was proceed in death by his wife Delberta Clark, son Delbert Daniel, grandson Taylor A Clark, brother Pete Clark, sister Barbara Sizemore, mother Marcella Clark and grandma Agnes E Clark (grandma Jo).Services will be held at the convenience of the family.Contributions may be made to PAWS. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Man Utd face Tottenham for Real Madrid left-back Reguilon

first_imgManchester United face competition if they hope to secure the signing of Sergio Reguilon from Real Madrid. The Spanish left-back is finished with his season-long loan at Sevilla, where he won the Europa League. United are in the running to sign him but now have to fend off interest from Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham, according to the Daily Mail. read also:Man Utd launching bid for Monaco defender BadiashileAdvertisement Real Madrid want £25 million for the 23-year-old, but may want to include a buy-back clause in the contract. Discussions are meant to progress in the coming week, with a final conclusion likely to come very soon. Reguilon is not part of Real’s immediate plans given the team has Ferland Mendy and Marcelo for the left back position. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?15 Celebs Whose Careers Were Thwarted After One Simple MistakeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waylast_img read more

Wilshere sidelined by broken foot

first_img However, Arsenal followed-up the Football Association’s initial scans on Thursday and found a fracture which will see the midfielder miss the next six weeks. “Jack Wilshere has sustained a hairline fracture to the navicular bone in his left foot,” a joint statement by Arsenal and the FA said. “Wilshere suffered the injury during England’s international match with Denmark on Wednesday night at Wembley Stadium, in which he played 59 minutes. “Following initial scans carried out by the FA on Wednesday night, further investigation by Arsenal’s medical team has discovered a crack to a small bone in Jack’s left foot – the navicular, an area of his foot which has not been previously injured. “Jack will now require a period of approximately six weeks’ rehabilitation, before starting to regain his match fitness.” The injury is a huge blow to Arsenal, whose crucial run-in to the season continues with an FA Cup quarter-final against Everton on Saturday. The news will no doubt have been a huge surprise to Wilshere, who confidently told reporters after the match that he was fine before speaking of his desire to finish the season strong with Arsenal. “It is a bit sore, but just a bruise,” he said. “I have had a scan already and I will be all right. Jack Wilshere faces suffered a hairline fracture in his left foot during England’s friendly international with Denmark and wil lbe sidelined for six weeks. “We have all been working hard in training trying to impress the manager, but at the end of the day, it is your club form which will get you in. “These next two months are crucial, it is a big time of the season and then when the England squad is announced, you can only perform to the best of your ability.” The prognosis means Wilshere will miss at least eight Arsenal matches, before making his Premier League return in the trip to Hull on April 19. As well as harming the Gunners, that will give the midfielder little time to get himself match fit before Roy Hodgson names his World Cup squad on May 13. The England boss spoke after the match of his hopes that nobody would join Theo Walcott in missing the tournament and struck a relieved figure after Wilshere appeared to avoid serious injury. “The last thing I want is to send players back injured especially when Arsenal have so many important games coming up, so we were delighted when he got up and we were told it was just a kick on the foot,” the England manager said. “I am hoping that when he goes back to Arsenal they will soon put that right and that he will be fit for Saturday.” Press Association The Arsenal midfielder frantically waved his arms in pain after his foot was caught by Daniel Agger in a robust challenge in the 12th minute of Wednesday’s 1-0 win at Wembley. Wilshere returned to the field after treatment and played on until the 59th minute, revealing afterwards he suffered no ill effects from the challenge. last_img read more