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Borrello Blasts Cuomo’s Executive Order Redistributing Ventilators

first_imgNew York Governor Andrew Cuomo provides a coronavirus update during a press conference in the Red Room at the State Capitol in Albany. Image by Mike Groll/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.ALBANY – Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that he’d be signing an executive order allowing the state to take ventilators and redistribute to other hospitals, and a state senator says he’s opposed to the order. State Senator George Borrello (R-57th District) says that the health and wellness of Upstate New York residents is just as important as residents in New York City. Borrello released the following statement Friday afternoon:“With COVID-19 rapidly increasing in several upstate cities and communities, I was shocked to hear the Governor announce that he has signed an executive order allowing ventilators and personal protective equipment from upstate hospitals to be seized for distribution in downstate facilities.“We are seeing on a daily basis, the rapid spread of this unpredictable virus in cities and communities across upstate. Next door in Erie County, which borders the northernmost portion of the 57th District, cases are multiplying at lightning speed. Surrounding counties are also seeing sharp upticks in cases. Taking lifesaving ventilators and PPE from any of our hospitals creates the very real danger that residents and health care workers in the region could see their health, and even their lives, threatened by the lack of necessary equipment. “While we understand the extreme circumstances that hospitals in New York City and downstate are experiencing, the health and safety of our upstate residents is just as critical. I have sent a letter to Governor Cuomo asking him to reverse this reckless decision.” Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),He has to make sure his loyal voters get what they need. The city are the ones who keep re-electing him. You can ask anyone from UPSTATE NY, we agree cut off the shit show they call NYC and make them their own state!!! With him “stealing” the ventilators is that going to be before or after he sends citidots to UPSTATE NY hospitals??,We are nobody in UPSTATE regardless of your party, think about it,Oh borello and his soap box, little man with a big voice,Dirty politic.last_img read more

CU2.0 Hot Take: The good, the bad, and the ugly of the Apple Card

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » The Apple Card is going to change things.With its large market appeal and history of developing user-friendly tech, the Apple Card is set to disrupt offerings from traditional card issuers. Credit unions especially may worry about losing market share. And they should worry—if they’re unwilling to learn from Apple.Overall, not everything that changes will be good, and not everything will be bad. I actually expect the Apple Card to benefit both consumers and financial institutions in the long run.Nevertheless, I’m not sold on the card itself. Here are my series of hot takes.last_img read more

PSG shops for N25b Ndidi

first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles stars model new national team jersey Thiago Alcantara completes Liverpool move Neymar risks seven-game ban, Gonzalez 10 Paris Saint-Germain is interested in signing Leicester’s Wilfred Ndidi as they search for a new central midfielder in the summer transfer window.Ndidi, 23, was in fine form for Champions League-chasing Leicester before the break due to the coronavirus outbreak and became the subject of interest from some top European clubs. Paris Saint-Germain is interested in signing Leicester’s Wilfred Ndidi as they search for a new central midfielder in the summer transfer window.nd PSG, through their sporting director Leonardo, is positioning themselves to make a move. The Nigeria international arrived at Leicester in 2017 from Genk for £15 million and still has another four years left on his contract.His value is estimated at around £45 million to £50 million (N25 million).Despite recently bringing in two central midfielders in Idrissa Gueye last summer for £30 million from Everton and Leandro Paredes the previous January for £36 million from Zenit, the Parisians still feel they need a strong and aggressive holding midfielder, which neither the Senegal nor Argentina internationals are.Ndidi ticks all the boxes and Leonardo could soon accelerate on their interest.Ndidi is not the only midfielder on the list. Partey, 26, who is also having a very good season, is also another name on their shortlist.The Ghana international’s buy-out clause is £43.7 million.Leonardo is also a big fan of Bakayoko.The Frenchman, 25, had a revival at Monaco this season and still belongs to Chelsea, where he endured a difficult spell before being loaned to Milan and then back the Ligue 1 side.Monaco will not trigger his £30 million release out clause. Tags: LeceisterParis Saint-GermainSummer Transfer WindowWilfred Ndidilast_img read more

South Florida man charged after attempting to contact ISIS for terror plot

first_imgAuthorities in Miami are reporting that they have arrested a 23-year-old man after an investigation found that he attempted to contact members of ISIS to commit an act of terror on his behalf.The FBI began investigating the suspect Salman Rashid, in April of 2018 after he made several public Facebook post advocating for the establishment of Islamic Law.According to the report, Rashid solicited a source to contact members of ISIS to commit an act of terror that he wanted to occur in May of this year. An FBI informant then made themselves out to be a member of ISIS to which Rashid told them that the attack could take place at a religious building or a night club.As Rashid continued to communicate with the informant, he then requested that the informant commit attacks on both the Dean of Miami-Dade College and the Dean of Broward College as Rashid had been suspended or expelled from both schools.Rashid was arrested and has since appeared in court Monday, where he was charged with soliciting another person to commit a crime of violence.last_img read more

All India Tennis Association Super Series in Jorhat

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Preparations are on at Jorhat Tennis Club to conduct the ONGC- AITA Super Series National Ranking Tennis Tournament of the All India Tennis Association for Boys and Girls in the 16 years age group.The competition will be held from September 3 and the events to be held are Singles and Doubles for both Boys and Girls. Udit Gogoi and Kristi Boro, both from Assam, are the Top Seeds in Boys and Girls Singles.last_img

Ralph Green / EBFA U-11 League Director of Sport hands over equipment on behalf of sponsor

first_imgDIRECTOR of Sport, Christopher Jones recently handed over the equipment for the 2nd annual Ralph Green / East Bank Football Association (EBFA) Under-11 League to president of the association, Franklin Wilson at the former’s Office, Homestretch Avenue.Jones who is a relative of Green, the USA based sponsor,told Wilson and EBFA Secretary Wayne Francois that Green was very pleased to once again be supporting the development of the young lads on the East Bank and its environs.Complimenting the EBFA for its consistency in playing junior tournaments, Jones noted that it is absolutely important for a proper foundation to be set for young players who need to learn the fundamentals of the game early.“Your association has been leading in this regard and you must be complimented. This Under-11 league provides an ideal platform for the eligible players on the East Bank to be seen and I am sure they will go on to do well at the other age group competitions and eventually at the national level. Keep up the good work; it is my pleasure to present these equipment on behalf of Mr. Green to you as I wish all the teams the best.”Wilson in response expressed thanks to Jones and Green for his continued partnership in East Bank football development.“Yet again, Mr. Green is exhibiting his love for the game and youths through his sponsorship of this very important age group level. Last year we had six clubs participating with Agricola Red Triangle emerging inaugural champions. This year we are on track to more than double last year’s amount of teams due to the excitement that the tournament had created.”The players, Wilson said,displayed a high level of excitement and energy in the inaugural competition and he is sure the other clubs which did not participate have seen the wisdom in ensuring that they are a part of the action this time around.“It is essential for clubs to ensure that they participate in these tournaments as it not only provides the platform for the players to develop their on-field skills, it also provides the opportunity for them to meet other players which allows them to improve their inter personal skills.”This year’s competition is expected to kick off next weekend. Apart from the winning trophy, the top four teams will all receive medals whilst five top individual players will be rewarded with backpacks and trophies.The individuals to be rewarded will be the Highest Goal Scorer, Best Goalkeeper, Most Valuable Player, Most Disciplined Player and Most Promising Player. Sixteen medals (16) would be each awarded to the winner, second and third placed teams while the fourth placed team would receive 16 participatory medals.For the first time in any EBFA competition, customized balls would be used bearing the EBFA logo. This is a standard practice and Wilson informed that the association would be aiming to duplicate other competitions as far as practicable.Thirty-four numbered playing vests, one first aid kit, two captain arm bands, five back-packs, 74 medals and the customized balls were donated. Wilson further informed that Green is currently working on securing branded tee shirts for each player.Only Players born on or after January 1st, 2006 will be eligible to participate in the tournament.last_img read more

Colonial Medical Insurance Regional Women’s Super50

first_imgT&T trump Jamaica in low-scoring gameIN A top-three clash, Trinidad and Tobago faced Jamaica at Everest Cricket Club (ECC) ground, when action continued yesterday in the Colonial Medical Insurance Regional Super50 Women’s championship.It turned out to be a low-scoring encounter which T&T won by 4 wickets. The victors won the toss and put Jamaica in to bat and bowled them out for a meagre 115 (29.5 overs) before chasing down the target in 34.3 overs but not without a few hiccups of their own.A fine performance in the field and with the ball landed Karishma Ramharack the player-of-the-match award. She took five catches, effected a run-out and snared three wickets to spur T&T to victory.Batting first, Jamaica imploded with just two batters getting into twenties with the top score being 24, for T&T. The pick of the bowlers was Leandra Ramdeen who captured four wickets for 35 off her 8.5 overs while Ramharack also turned in a sterling performance bagging 3-19 (6 overs) with Anisa Mohamed grabbing 2-27 (8 overs).In their chase T&T stumbled as they lost their top-order batters and looked to be in trouble at 38-5 at one point before vice-captain Reneice Boyce and Leah Kirby steadied the ship and carried them to victory.Boyce chipped in with 31 inclusive of five boundaries before she was dismissed. However, she had already steered her side to safety with Anisa Mohamed hitting a four, to hand T&T victory, Mohamed was unbeaten on five while Kirby was not out on 39 (4×6, 49 deliveries).Trinidad and Tobago will next face table toppers Barbados tomorrow at Enmore ground while Jamaica take on Leeward Islands at Guyana National Stadium, Providence and hosts Guyana face Windward Islands at GCC, Bourda.Meanwhile at Enmore, Windwards won handily after bundling bottom-of-the-table side Leeward Islands out for 50, and overhauling their target in the 13th over.Leeward Islands 50 off 17.3 overs (Swayline Williams 3-13, Afy Fletcher 3-16)Windward Islands 54 for three off 12.1 overs (Juliana Nero 30 not out) .Windwards won by seven wickets.last_img read more

Delić is the new player of Gradina

first_imgArmin Delić, former player of Zvijezda is returning to Srebrenik and he will play for Gradina in the next part of season.Delić (29) , a midfielder had played for Zvijezda Gradačac for many years, and is well known as a very good player.Delić will not be playing in the match Gradina- GOŠK.last_img

Coronavirus issues at pork plants keep anxiety high among producers

first_imgDES MOINES — With the shutdown this week of Tyson Foods’ largest pork plant, hog producers in the state are growing more anxious.Greg Hora, president of the Iowa Pork Producers Association, says the Waterloo Tyson plant employs almost 3,000 workers, and plant closures elsewhere in the state are taking a toll on multiple fronts.“With Eagle Grove and Prestage Foods, there’s about 65 loads of pigs that come in to Prestage every day if they’re running 10,000 pigs a day,” Hora says. “At Waterloo, 20,000 pigs a day, that’s a big impact on a lot of people’s jobs, on the farm and within the plant itself.”The pandemic has forced practically everyone to make drastic changes in their lives and Hora says it will likely bring at minimum a slowdown in the normal summer activities for pork producers — and their operations’ bottom lines. “I know that there’s already discussion happening about county fairs and the state fair and what’s going on and what may not go on this summer,” he says, “and that includes some of our grilling.”Officials with the Iowa State Fair and the Association of Iowa Fairs say they’re taking a wait-and-see stance for the moment until a new decision come’s from the governor’s office.last_img read more

Douglas Blackmon Speaks About The Importance Of Remembering And Understanding History

first_imgBy Eliza Ramsey, Capital High School intern to ThurstonTalkOn the evening of February 22, Douglas Blackmon, author of Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, spoke to an audience of approximately 60 at the Olympia Timberland Library about issues of race and history. The book, published in 2009, won a Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. It was also adapted into a PBS special by the same name which originally aired in February 2012 and is airing again this month.In Slavery by Another Name, Blackmon details a little known 80-year period of history following the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 in which slavery essentially continued to exist in the American South. Blacks were arrested on often false or trumped up charges.  Then, unable to pay steep court fees they were sold to corporations who paid their debt in exchange for labor. Taken to mines, farms and factories these black laborers worked under horrific conditions. Many never lived a free life again, dying of disease and exhaustion.Growing up in Leland, MS in the Mississippi Delta in the 1960s, Blackmon often had a front row view of continuing racial tensions. Attending public school, he was part of one the first integrated classes. He credits his young fascination with the complexities of race relations with helping spark his interest in the topic of his book. Blackmon began the almost eight year journey to write his book with an article in the Wall Street Journal, where he served as a reporter and later as the Atlanta Bureau Chief. Blackmon wrote the book to tell the story of an often overlooked period in history in which hundreds of thousands of blacks continued to essentially be employed as slaves long after the 13th Amendment abolished slavery.Blackmon found that this return of slavery-like practices was caused by a mix of social and economic conditions. The southern economy, and the national economy, suffered greatly in the first years of Reconstruction because of a lack of cheap labor to staff the agriculturally based South. “They simply couldn’t figure out how to make the economy work without forced laborers and the whole country was terribly damaged by that,” said Blackmon. In a coordinated effort between the judicial system and industry, the practice of rounding up black men and selling them into servitude in exchange for paying off court fees filled that labor gap. It was also found that this practice was cohesive in securing a social agenda that repressed the advancement of black Americans. “There was a realization that it was also a really effective way of intimidating people, to stop them from voting, to keep them from exercising certain rights,” stated Blackmon.Traveling to local courthouses across the South, Blackmon discovered cases of black men arrested for crimes of vagrancy, walking beside a rail line and other dubious laws. “Some of these charges were absolutely made up, and there were times that I found a telegram would be sent to a sheriff in a particular place that said ‘you need to round up a lot of these guys and a labor agent will be there on Monday.’”In his talk at the Olympia Timberland Library branch, Blackmon focused on the importance of remembering and understanding history, “The value of history is that almost every major problem or issue we face in current life, there’s some sort of historical understanding, there is some element of history that if we understand it we’re more likely to understand what it is we’re facing now,” said Blackmon.Earlier in the day on Friday, Blackmon stopped by the 6th period AP U.S. History Class of Mr. Schaefer at Olympia High School where his niece Grace Blackmon is a senior. In talking with the students Blackmon stressed the importance of understanding history, “I explained the premise of the book and the last thing I talked about was how all of this is related to mass-incarceration and the defects in our judicial system today.”Blackmon is beginning work on a second book, one on his memories of growing up in Leland and the complex racial history of the town. Blackmon plans to explore the role history played in shaping the town’s existence today, “the past will always be persistent, because history is where the answers lie.” Facebook31Tweet0Pin0last_img read more