So where are they going? According to Politifact, using U.S. Census estimates, “Almost 70,000 New York state residents moved to the Sunshine State in 2015.The second-most popular destination was New Jersey, which gained about 50,000 people from New York state. California ranked third with almost 37,000 people from New York.”Does The Gazette Editorial Board really think people are migrating to New Jersey and California to escape high taxes and government waste?The only reasonable conclusion one can draw is that The Gazette Editorial Board is committed to an extreme free market ideology regardless of the facts. Rather than broad attacks on the state government and public service, the board should do its homework and provide fact-based editorials that inform readers on important policy issues.Jonathan RosenSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%Schenectady police reform sessions pivot to onlineMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcy Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionIn its editorial of Jan. 17, The Gazette Editorial Board once again joins the free market extremist chorus by claiming that the exodus of 190,000 New Yorkers in 2017 is due to the state’s “high” taxes and anti-business climate. These claims aren’t backed by any evidence. According to the National Movers Study, residents give four main reasons for moving out of state: To quote the study, “One in four say they’re leaving New York because of retirement, 5 percent cite health reasons and 18 percent cite lifestyle changes. Almost half say they leave for jobs, but more — 59 percent of inbound customers — say they move to New York for jobs. The largest age group of people who left New York were between the ages of 55 and 64, followed by those 65 and older.” Despite the large number leaving the state, there was a net gain of 104,000 in population in 2017.In New York City, there was an unprecedented 4.4 percent population growth between 2010 and 2016 according to U.S. Census data.The city hasn’t witnessed such an equivalent growth in population in half a century. This growth is primarily due to more births than deaths and immigration.
Biden seeks momentum Biden’s high-stakes triumph in South Carolina, where his campaign had said his popularity with black voters would propel him to victory after early disappointing finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire, helped winnow the field.But it was not immediately clear who would immediately benefit from the departures of Buttigieg, Klobuchar and Steyer. A Morning Consult poll taken Feb. 23-27, for example, before Buttigieg exited the race, showed that 21% of his supporters named Sanders as their second choice, 19% picked Biden, another 19% chose US Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and 17% favored Bloomberg.Biden still lags his rivals in spending and organization in Super Tuesday states and beyond, but his campaign said on Sunday it had raised more than $10 million over the preceding two days.The endorsements could also lead to a boost in attention ahead of Super Tuesday, when 14 states – California, Texas, Virginia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Vermont, Colorado, Utah, North Carolina and Maine – as well as American Samoa and Democrats living abroad cast ballots.Topics : The Super Tuesday contests offer the biggest one-day haul of the 1,991 delegates needed to win the party’s nomination at its national convention in July, with about 1,357 delegates, or nearly one-third of the total number, up for grabs.Billionaire former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg makes his first appearance on primary ballots in Super Tuesday states, where he has bet hundreds of millions of dollars of his own money to boost his campaign. Bloomberg and Biden have emerged as the main contenders for the votes of moderate Democrats.Five candidates remain for the nomination to take on Republican President Donald Trump in the November election, down from more than 20 earlier in the race.Buttigieg, who entered the Democratic presidential race as a relative unknown, ended his White House bid on Sunday. Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer gave up his campaign on Saturday night after a third-place finish in the Southern state in which he had invested most heavily. Former Vice President Joe Biden’s quest for the Democratic presidential nomination was set to pick up the endorsements of two former rivals on Monday, as Amy Klobuchar became the third candidate to end their campaign in three days.Klobuchar, a US Senator from Minnesota, will announce the suspension of her White House campaign in Dallas where she will publicly back Biden, a campaign aide said. Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg also plans to endorse Biden the day after ending his campaign, a top adviser said.A reinvigorated Biden, fresh off a resounding victory in Saturday’s South Carolina primary, is heading into Super Tuesday with a boost and aiming for a strong showing against US Senator Bernie Sanders, the national front-runner and a democratic socialist from Vermont.
A new project to help investors limit carbon risk in their investment portfolios aims to succeed by keeping the action investors can take simple and by getting chief executives, rather than ESG departments, to lead the action.The initiative – called Forceful Stewardship – has been launched by Preventable Surprises, a think tank headed by ESG specialist Raj Thamotheram.The plan is different from others within the area, according to a paper introducing it, as it makes action to limit climate disruption a responsibility of chief executives, CIOs and trustees and board directors of institutional investors, rather than something that can be delegated.Thamotheram said it pushes responsibility to the top of the institution’s hierarchy by showing climate change is a systemic risk affecting investment returns. He told IPE: “Because this has been dealt with as a values-led subject, it’s been possible for the climate file to be handed over to the head of ESG.“What we’re saying is that, on the contrary, this is a mainstream investment issue causing portfolio value-at-risk, and, therefore, senior executives and boards of investments firms have to take primary responsibility for addressing this risk.”He stressed that ESG staff at institutional investors were doing the best they could, but he said it was only the boards and senior executives of these organisations who could decide on investment beliefs and stewardship guidelines.Forceful Stewardship also differs from existing initiatives in that its methods could change corporate strategy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions relatively quickly – within 5-10 years – Thamotheram said.He said it was as easy to understand and monitor as divestment, being based on two questions: asking companies to reveal their low-carbon business plan, and asset managers to reveal whether they have voted for companies to disclose such a plan.The initiative involves guidelines on action investors should take, such as declaring their intention to vote in favour of shareholder resolutions to help cut systemic climate risk while protecting long-term shareholder value.Thamotheram said he was hopeful the project would succeed, as, fundamentally, investment funds have to reflect the interest of their savers and members.“The paradigm change we’re taking about is the shift to fiduciary capitalism, the idea that your primary duty is your portfolio and the intergenerational equity,” he said. ”Are you robbing future generations of members to maintain the current investment returns?”John Rogers, former chief executive of the CFA Institute and a participant in the online dialogue that led to the report, said an attractive aspect of fiduciary capitalism was that it encouraged long-term thinking.“As universal owners, fiduciaries foster a deeper engagement with companies’ management teams and public policymakers on governance and strategy,” he said.Thamotheram said Preventable Surprises had published three academic papers evidencing the scale of climate risks for investors.
TVNZ One News 30 April 2017Family First Comment: Great coverage on ONE News of our Opinion Poll on attitudes to porn.A new poll has indicated about 80 percent of Kiwi’s want on-line pornography blocked or filtered on-line.The poll was conducted by research firm Curia and commissioned by Family First.Many of the respondents believe on-line pornography is contributing to sexual abuse. According to the poll, 80 percent of respondents want the government to require Internet providers to offer a filter, and 90 percent believe it was too easy for young people to access pornography on-line. The petition has received rare cross party support.WATCH NOW: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/watch-majority-kiwis-want-online-porn-blocked-according-poll Netsafe’s Sean Lyons said, “technological solutions form one part of what it requires to keep young people safe on-line. But it also requires awareness, resilience and education.” 22,000 Kiwi’s also recently signed a petition calling for the government to appoint an expert panel to investigate the public health effects and societal harm of porn. Family First spokesman Bob McCoskrie told 1 NEWS, “What this poll shows is that people are concerned, they want better controls, they’re concerned with the access of young people.”
Indianapolis, In. — The Indiana Chapter of The Wildlife Society recently honored Scott Johnson, wildlife science program manager for the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife, with the Hoosier Wildlife Award.The Hoosier Wildlife Award recognizes an individual who has made, or is making, a significant contribution to professional wildlife conservation in Indiana through research, management, law enforcement, education, or administration.“It is quite an accomplishment to be recognized by peers with the Hoosier Wildlife Award,” said Mitch Marcus, the division’s wildlife section chief. “Scott is certainly deserving of the award and joins a short list of past DNR recipients.”Johnson’s contributions to wildlife conservation in Indiana include species restoration, population monitoring and management, and most recently, administration. He serves as Indiana’s state endangered species coordinator. Johnson has led efforts for the River Otter Restoration Program, studied Allegheny woodrat populations, and managed efforts on winter bat counts and management/protection of bats’ hibernation habitat.He also designed and implemented many studies to inform bat management efforts and served as the state expert on white-nose syndrome monitoring.
Concord, N.C.— Kasey Kahne Racing is heading home. And just in time.The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is gearing up for a busy Memorial Day weekend. The inaugural doubleheader United Rentals Patriot Nationals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway will be on Friday, May 24, and Saturday, May 25, and the Memorial Day Spectacular presented by KOI Auto Parts at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday, May 27.The trip back to Charlotte is a rare homecoming for the Mooresville, NC-based KKR team. It’s time at home. Time with family. Time to reenergize before the busy summer schedule.“We get to be at the shop and around family and friends,” said Brad Sweet, driver of the No. 49 KKR car. “It’s kind of a home-field advantage.”While Sweet has never won at the Charlotte dirt track before, he had a strong run there last year, running in the top-five all night and finishing fourth. Unlike last year, though, he’ll have two chances to claim a May victory at the track this season. Now known as the United Rentals Patriot Nationals, the May race has expanded to two nights of racing with a $15,000-to-win purse both nights.“I always look forward to going to Charlotte,” Sweet said. “It’s nice to have two nights during the Memorial Day weekend. It’s a great setting. A lot of great fans around there. I’m looking forward to the event growing, as well.”He’ll have a new teammate alongside him this year, too. Kasey Kahne was scheduled to run the two Charlotte races, but an injury from an accident at Williams Grove Speedway earlier this year has left his sidelined. To fill in for him while he heals, Kahne has tapped Australian James McFadden to drive his No. 9 car.“Obviously, the circumstances aren’t ideal, but the opportunity to drive the KKR nine (car) is always going to be a cool one,” McFadden said. “It’s an iconic car, and a car that’s had some great drivers in it. It’s definitely exciting and pretty humbling to get an opportunity like this one. For me, it is a huge tick off the bucket list.”While never a full-time driver in the Series, McFadden has one World of Outlaws win. In 2017, he beat the likes of Greg Hodnett and 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz to win at Williams Grove Speedway.“I’d say they (the World of Outlaws) are the pinnacle of our sport, so naturally racing with them is a goal I’ve had for a long time,” McFadden said. “I’m looking forward to the intensity that comes each time you roll out with the Outlaws. We have a chance to string together probably the most nights with the World of Outlaws that I’ve ever had a chance to do, so that’s exciting.”He doesn’t have a set schedule with the team. At the moment, McFadden said he’s in the car until Kahne is good to go. Until then, he said he hopes to be able to gel with the KKR team and put consistent runs together.Friday’s race at Charlotte will be his first time seeing the track. With it being KKR’s home track, he said he has confidence in the car; he just hopes he can keep up with it. Having Sweet as a teammate will help with that, too.“It’ll be cool to have a teammate at some of these tracks I’ve never seen before, so hopefully he’ll be happy to share a few tips with me along the way,” McFadden said.While Sweet is looking forward to working with McFadden, the Grass Valley, Calif. native said whether it’s Kahne or someone else, there is no more or less of a benefit to him. He just stays focused on the No. 49 car.That focus has kept him in a tight points battle with Schatz in the early stage of the season. After 17 races, Sweet sits second in the Series’ standings – 26 points behind Schatz. However, for the past few races the two have been swapping the lead, tying for it twice.While Sweet knows that, he doesn’t really want to.“I don’t really want to pay attention to points,” Sweet said. “People point it out all of the time, so you kind of know where it’s at, but it doesn’t really matter. “I think to me it’s just about getting your car where you want it. You know, consistent, good runs every night. So, when you get to those summer months when we’re racing every other night, that’s where the points really can shift.”The points could shift several times during the Memorial Day weekend. Schatz has won the May Charlotte race last year and Sweet won last year’s Memorial Day race at Lawrenceburg Speedway – beating Schatz for the win.“Last year we kind of hit on something and we had a great race with Donny Schatz,” Sweet said about last year’s race at Lawrenceburg. “I’m just looking forward to getting back there. Hopefully we can do it again. We just need to put a string of good runs together and get some momentum on our side.”For McFadden, he said he wants to make it through Charlotte first before trying to predict his performance at Lawrenceburg.After the trip to the Indiana track, the Series’ busy summer schedule begins – starting with the historic inaugural doubleheader at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on May 31 and June 1. To some, the summer is when the season really begins.“This is what we do this for, are these summer months where you’re really racing,” Sweet said. “I’m looking forward to really trying to get some momentum on our side and some momentum going into the summer months. It’s a crucial part of the season.”
GOULDSBORO — Some 50 runners celebrated Mother’s Day by competing in a 5K on Sunday.Pete Williams, 38, of Lubec was the first male finisher of the Moms on the Run road race with a time of 18 minutes and 52 seconds. B. Singer, 43, of Steuben finished second in 21:13.Celia Dube, age 23, was the first female finisher in 19:50. Lauren Libby, 39, of Frankfort took second in 20:28.The following runners won their division:This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textFemale age 1-9: Riley Crowley, 9, of Corea (12:20).Male age 1-9: Asa Berry, 9, of Gouldsboro (28:19).Female age 10-19: Jayda Moore, age 10 (45:35).Female age 20-29: Ashley Santerre, 24, of Columbia Falls (23:52).Female age 30-39: Stephanie Dorr, 31, of Milbridge (21:04).Male age 30-39: Jesse Christensen, age 35 (50:07).Female age 40-49: Sarah Dorr, 41, of Harrington (26:28).Male age 40-49: Mark Berry, 43, of Gouldsboro (24:18).Female age 50-59: Tamera Murphy, age 57 (27:52).Male age 50-59: Tom Kirby, 59, of Ellsworth (22:42).Female age 60-69: Robin Emery, 69, of Lamoine (29:32).Male age 60-69: Tony Santiago, 62, of Columbia Falls (22:50).Female age 70-79: Mary Alice Bruce, 77, of Corea (34:52).Male age 70-79: Marty Elliot, age 77 (47:11).
Published on April 5, 2013 at 2:18 am Contact Maddy: email@example.com Related Stories NCAA members, Atlanta mayor announce start of Final FourLocal prospective students weigh in on Syracuse’s Final Four run from AtlantaSiracusa’s Pizzeria brings Central New York flavor, Orange atmosphere to AtlantaLong and winding road: Beilein arriving at Final Four stage with decades of help, friendship from BoeheimNot just yet: Boeheim reiterates he doesn’t plan on retiring ATLANTA — For a city brimming with rich history, Atlanta is pretty young.It’s rural and metropolitan, slower-paced but abundant in things to do. Once considered the heart of the civil rights movement, Atlanta is now a hub for a variety of ethnicities.“It doesn’t have an identity,” said resident Clarence Hutchinson, 33. “I don’t think you can just pinpoint Atlanta and be like, this is just what it is, because it’s so many things.”This weekend, Atlanta hosts the 75th Final Four of the NCAA Tournament. For the Syracuse basketball program, this is its first Final Four appearance in 10 years, and some fans’ first time ever in such a city. But Atlanta is no stranger to large-scale events. It has hosted the Final Four before – in 1977, 2002 and 2007 — and was home to the 1996 Olympics and two Super Bowls.It’s also home to more than 420,000 people. Home to a man who offered a stranger his umbrella during a rainy day. Home to the owner of the second oldest barbershop in the city. And home to a young woman who just couldn’t stay away from her hometown.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHutchinson is the manager of Vintage Barbershop in Atlanta. Originally from Chicago, he’s used to the expansive spread of Atlanta but appreciates the nice medium of living in a small city that’s just big enough.“Atlanta is a little bit more slowed down, but not so slowed down to where it feels like old country,” he said. “I guess if anything, it’d be that everybody’s not in a big hurry.”Another characteristic Hutchinson used to describe Atlanta was shared by others: The city is a melting pot of people, neighborhoods and experiences.Rachel Peavy was born and raised in Atlanta and still lives there today. An internship in Los Angeles and a job in New York City couldn’t keep her away from her hometown. She now works as the public relations manager for the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau.“People are just nice here,” she said. “I definitely think it’s such a friendly city. … There are people who are local … but there are a lot of transplants in Atlanta, too, so I guess it’s contagious because I feel like everybody here is nice, regardless of where they came from.”Atlanta is divided into a slew of different neighborhoods, each with its own identity. Buckhead is more upscale. Little Five Points is more bohemian. Edgewood has a great bar scene — Peavy said there is a pizzeria with a speakeasy hidden behind it.But the city dealt with its fair share of racial injustice before becoming so diverse. Atlanta was once an important part of the civil rights movement. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth home, the church in which he preached and his tombstone are located in the east part of town. April 4 marked the 45th anniversary of his assassination.In 1999, David Farrow, 60, left New York to practice his saxophone on the streets of Atlanta. For the last year, he has been practicing his craft on Broad Street, an area scattered with ethnic eateries. Every weekday at lunchtime, he entertains passers-by with his music. He has been in newspapers, on television and in art galleries.Atlanta lets him do it all.“Anybody can come here and get along. It’s very diverse. You can pretty much come here and do your thing,” he said. “I love it because this is where I do.”Atlanta is very open-minded. It’s not a place where you’re going to come and have to worry about trying new things and new ideas.”But as an influx of tourists descends upon Atlanta for this year’s Final Four, Farrow is only concerned with one thing. He laughs as he points to his nearly empty saxophone case — big events mean more tips.For Peavy, having the Final Four in Atlanta is a much bigger deal. Atlanta’s previous experience with large-scale events proves the city’s ability to host them and host them well, she said.“We like it when people leave feeling like they’ve met great people and had a really pleasant experience,” she said, “and we hope that they see us and have the desire to come back and experience the city again,”That desire will not be lost on those who visit Atlanta for the Final Four. Whether young or old, nonchalant or enthusiastic, basketball fans will enjoy Atlanta’s multifaceted personality.After all, when asked what he liked the most about Atlanta, Farrow could only respond with three words.“All of it.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 12, 2016 at 9:35 pm Contact Matthew: firstname.lastname@example.org | @MatthewGut21 No. 65 Syracuse (5-0) continued its hot start to the 2016 season Friday afternoon, downing Yale (0-5) by a score of 6-1 in New Haven, Connecticut.The Orange is off to its best start since 2009, when it went 7-0 to start the season. The last time the Orange played the Bulldogs was in 2012, when Syracuse won 4-3.Syracuse struck first when doubles pair Valeria Salazar and Gabriela Knutson beat Tina Jiang and Madeleine Hamilton, 6-1. Dina Hegab and Anna Shkudun followed with a 6-3 win to put the Orange on the board.Though freshman Maria Tritou and sophomore Nicole Mitchell fell 4-6 and Salazar lost her singles match, the Orange excelled in singles play.Hegab and Knutson each improved to 5-0 with victories in consecutive sets. Hegab won 6-2, 6-4 and Knutson won 6-2, 6-3.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe No. 43-ranked Shkudun won her matchup 6-2, 6-2 and improved her record to 4-1 in singles play.Freshman Libi Mesh defeated Amy Yang 6-4, 7-5.Three of Syracuse’s five matches have been against Ivy league opponents this year, and the Orange has won all three. In recent years, the Orange has feasted on the conference, going 11-4 since 2009.Syracuse returns home for the first time in two weeks on Sunday, when it hosts St. John’s (3-1) at 11 a.m. Comments
Senior catcher Whitney Massey caught three strong pitching performances throughout the weekend, but also did some damage at the plate, providing the difference Sunday with her 3-run home run.[/media-credit]For the first time in 2013, the Wisconsin softball team welcomed a Big Ten team to Goodman Diamond and didn’t disappoint the home crowd, coming away with three conference victories.Wisconsin (33-9, 10-5 Big Ten) began their series against Ohio State (27-17, 6-9) with a pair of wins Saturday, including a 7-6 victory in the first game that went to extra innings and finished with a walk-off home run in the 10th inning by junior outfielder Mary Massei.Massei and the Badgers capped off their sweep of the Buckeyes Sunday with a 4-2 win, giving the Badgers four straight conference victories.Senior pitcher Meghan McIntosh got the nod Sunday after pitching a gem in the second game of the doubleheader Saturday 3-1, where Ohio State’s only run came unearned.McIntosh picked up right where she left off Sunday, keeping the Buckeyes scoreless until the sixth inning when Ohio State’s Cammi Prantl came up with a double that brought around Taylor Watkins from second, tying the game at one.OSU sophomore pitcher Alex DiDomenico went toe-to-toe with McIntosh on the mound, keeping Wisconsin’s hitters to just one run until the bottom of the sixth inning when the Badgers’ bats came to life.Until the sixth inning, Wisconsin’s only hit came from the bat of Massei, who gave the Badgers the early lead with a home run to deep center. Massei ended her day 2-2 from the plate with two runs and an RBI.“I’m just taking hacks at good pitches,” Massei said. “I just opened up my stance a little bit. That first at-bat I got a lot of inside pitches, so I just wanted to make sure I could get my bat through it and take a hack.”Massei kickstarted the offense again in the bottom of the sixth with a one-out single. Kendall Grimm moved Massei into scoring position with a walk and then it was catcher Whitney Massey who hit a bomb off DiDomenico into deep left field to give Wisconsin the 4-1 lead.As McIntosh came out in the seventh, she was looking to earn her 10th complete game of the season.Ohio State jumped on McIntosh with a lead-off double from Melissa Rennie. Rennie then came around to score on an error by Wisconsin first baseman Shannel Blackshear who let the ball get past her on a throw from shortstop Kendall Grimm.McIntosh was able to close the door on the Ohio State comeback, holding the Buckeyes to just the lone unearned run in the top of the seventh, giving the left-handed hurler her 10th win on the season with a 4-2 victory Sunday.“I was just hitting locations and getting them to put the ball in play, keeping the ball in the park and letting the defense work,” McIntosh said.McIntosh ended Sunday’s game with six strikeouts and only one earned run just a day after picking up a victory in the second game of Wisconsin’s twin bill, where she was even more effective, giving up zero earned runs in a 3-1 win over Ohio State.“I don’t think it’s just my pitching, we had a lot of good defensive plays out there all three games this series,” McIntosh said. “I was just keeping them off balance and just keep getting them out.”Healy entered Sunday’s game intending to keep McIntosh on the mound for only about half the game as a precaution to not overwork the lefty’s arm after she pitched seven innings Saturday, but after seeing how effective McIntosh was, Healy had no choice but to leave her in.“We gave Meghan the nod, thought maybe [McIntosh and Cassandra Darrah] could split it that way, and she just went the distance,” Healy said. “We were happy for her.”Wisconsin’s junior ace Darrah took the mound for the Badgers in the early game Saturday and was caught in a barn-burner as the Buckeyes showed why they have the fourth-best offense in the Big Ten putting up six on the right-hander.Darrah was cruising with the 3-0 lead until the top of the fourth when the Buckeye batters jumped all over the pitcher, putting up five runs and taking the 5-3 lead.After Ohio State took one more run from Darrah in the top of the seventh, it took some late-game heroics from Wisconsin, who proved to be up the challenge scoring three runs in the bottom of the seventh, topped off with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly from Michelle Mueller to tie the game at six.It wasn’t until the bottom of the 10th when the Badgers finally broke the stalemate on a walk-off home run by Massei to give Wisconsin the 7-6 victory in extras.Massei ended her three-game series against the Buckeyes 6-10 from the plate, two home runs and three RBIs.“Incredible,” Healy said of Massei’s play over the weekend. “She was seeing the ball well. It helps when she and Whitney [Massey] are putting the ball over the fence, that’s fun. So, we’re really proud of her and she helped us a lot.”