Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion It’s been a busy hurricane season for sure. I have heard news commentators talking and have read countless articles in major news outlets writing about how unprecedented this is (especially with several earthquakes and fires at the same time — all unprecedented I’m sure).But this year, we hit another doom-and-gloom milestone: Hurricane Ophelia in the Azores. It is the 10th consecutive hurricane to develop from a simple tropical depression in a row. According to an article in The Miami Herald, citing Colorado State University meteorologist Phil Klotzbach, the last time a season produced 10 consecutive hurricanes was in 1893, a period when tracking hurricanes largely relied on ships and barometric readings.Climate change, yeah, that must be the culprit. But those darn carbon gases and waskily wepublicans/conservatives that are destroying our ozone apparently did not exist in 1893. What gives?How do we not know if 10, 15 or even 20 consecutive hurricanes formed in the years prior to 1893? And if they did, what was the alleged cause of those hurricanes — including the banner year of 1893? From what you and I have been told to believe, it’s carbon-based fuels that are the alleged culprits. Well, what caused the climate to do such pernicious things then? Maybe there were some climate deniers alive then; maybe there were some closet Republican/conservatives around then; maybe there were secret carbon-producing factories in the 18th and 19th centuries; maybe the climate change cause is natural.Sounds like a real pernicious plan cooked up by some really twisted people. Oh well, off to the beach to get burned by the sun.John GentileDuanesburgMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationLocal movie theater operators react to green lightEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusSchenectady County warns of possible COVID-19 exposure at Schenectady restaurant, Rotterdam bar
“It’s complicated because you have two crises simultaneously – a health crisis and an economic crisis,” said Richard Edelman, CEO of Edelman.”But people are saying, ‘We’ve already had six to seven weeks of this [restriction on activity], what’s another week or two?'”Governments around the world have varied widely in their response to the pandemic since its first known outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan in early December.Authorities in New Zealand and Vietnam have been praised for early moves to halt the spread with social distancing measures while governments in the United States, UK, Japan, Russia and elsewhere have faced criticism for a lack of preparedness.The Edelman survey found, however, that trust in the institution of government had risen across the board, with an overall gain of 11 points from its January survey to an all-time study high of 65%.That figure reflected an appreciation of state support for the economy and the work of public health services. Conversely, only 29% agreed that CEOs and business leaders were doing an “outstanding job” meeting the demands of the moment.”Business will be looked at very closely in the months ahead,” Edelman said, citing how companies perform in areas such as retaining and reskilling workers or using small businesses in their supply chains. Topics : A substantial majority of people around the world want their governments to prioritize saving lives over moves to restart economies being hammered by measures aimed at halting the spread of the new coronavirus, a global survey found.The latest findings of the “Edelman Trust Barometer,” which for two decades has polled tens of thousands of people on their trust in core institutions, challenge the notion that “lockdown fatigue” is rising among populations hit by the pandemic.Overall, 67% of the 13,200-plus people interviewed between April 15 and April 23 agreed with the statement: “The government’s highest priority should be saving as many lives as possible even if it means the economy will recover more slowly.” Just one-third backed the assertion: “It is becoming more important for the government to save jobs and restart the economy than to take every precaution to keep people safe.”The study, produced by US communications company Edelman, was based on fieldwork carried out in Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States.Some 76% of Japanese respondents agreed public health should be prioritized over the economy against just 56% in China, where the outbreak was first detected late last year. China now has only a handful of new cases a day, after imposing a strict lockdown earlier.In Canada, the UK and France, 70% or more of the respondents were in favor of prioritizing health concerns. In the United States, where anti-lockdown protests in some cases were encouraged by President Donald Trump, the figure was 66%.
December 02, 2015 BLOG: Governor Wolf’s Update on the Latest Budget Compromise Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Schools That Teach, The Blog, Videos Here’s an update on the latest budget compromise and how this budget makes preparing our students for the jobs of the future our number one priority. By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
The Blog Due to persistent issues with Pennsylvania’s structural finances and past budgetary practices, the Office of the Budget found it necessary to take a Short Term Investment Program (STIP) loan from Treasury.When Governor Wolf took office, we inherited a budget deficit of more than $2 billion. While we have made significant progress reducing the deficit, including the enactment of a 2016-17 budget with recurring and sustainable revenue, more work remains. Cash flow needs will require short term borrowing to continue throughout the fiscal year, until newly adopted revenues are fully implemented and collected.We have recently seen positive signs regarding the commonwealth’s financial outlook from S&P, who removed the commonwealth from CreditWatch, Moody’s, who revised the commonwealth’s financial outlook to stable and upgraded our school district intercept programs, and from the results of our $1.2 billion bond sale that received strong interest from multiple banks and showed that the market recognizes that Pennsylvania is on stronger financial footing.All of these recent actions will allow the commonwealth and districts to borrow money at lower costs and save taxpayers money. The governor looks forward to continuing to work with the legislature to finally fix the deficit and move the commonwealth forward. SHARE TWEET Governor’s Budget Office Secures Short-term Loan from Treasury By: Jeff Sheridan, Press Secretary Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf August 18, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Scores and stats are attached. A link to the site and groups from IVA: http://media.wix.com/ugd/85b015_f12ce1fc743346cea3f4b9ceaae34982.pdfCoached by Cassie Laker, members of the SEIVB 18 Laker team are:#1 Katie Thomas BHS#2 Anna Dickman OA#3 Rylee Goldsmith BHS#4 Kaylee Martin LHS#5 Madi Oesterling BHS#6 Chelsey Paul BHS#7 Bailey Baumer BHS#8 Kim Tidman BHS#10 Josie Heidlege BHS SEIVB 18 Lakers goes undefeated to win the 2014 Indiana Volleyball Academy (IVA) Winterfest 18’s Black Division. 18 Laker defeated South Indy 17 Black and GBVBC 18 in pool play to advance to the gold bracket. In the gold bracket they defeated IVA’s own 17 Avenger team and then made quick work in the final match of Metro 18 Black.IVA Winterfest 2014
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul face an uncertain future after Committee of Administrators member Diana Edulji said that the duo should be suspended until further course of action is taken. Speaking to ANI, Edulji said, “It will be imperative that the players be put under suspension till a further course of action is decided for this misconduct as was done in the case of CEO (Rahul Johri) when he was sent on leave in the sexual harassment matter,” Edulji said. The former India women’s cricket player had initially suggested a two-match suspension for the duo but referred the matter to the legal cell after CoA chief Vinod Rai agreed with her and recommended the same. According to BCCI sources, Pandya is all set to miss the Sydney game while Rahul was not considered for selection. The move was taken by BCCI legal team refused to declare their comments on women in the chat show Koffee With Karan a violation of the code of conduct. “We feel that present matter doesn’t fall under the ambit of Code of Conduct and procedure of Code of Conduct can’t be invoked in present circumstances,” the firm stated. The firm said the behaviour in question was neither a criticism of any match or against a player or support staff or match official. A senior BCCI official said this was not a code of conduct but it was about bringing an organisation to disrepute. The official cited the example of Steve Smith, who was only banned for one Test in the ICC Code of Conduct situation but was banned for one year by Cricket Australia.Read More | Rahul Dravid, ‘The Wall’ turns 46- Here are some memorable knocksIf they are suspended pending inquiry, the legal team has recommended the appointment of an ad hoc Ombudsman, which could well mean more trouble for the duo. Virat Kohli also distanced himself from the controversy, stating, “From the Indian cricket team point of view, any inappropriate comments that are made in that scenario are something that we definitely don’t support. We definitely as the Indian cricket team do not support views like that and that has been communicated (to the two players). I can definitely say that as the Indian cricket team and responsible cricketers we definitely don’t align with those views and those are purely individual views,” Kohli said.Read More | Don’t stand by comments made by Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul: Virat KohliPandya’s remarks were slammed as ‘misogynistic’, ‘racist’ by many Twitter users and the Board of Control for Cricket in India also jumped him, issuing a showcause notice to the all-rounder along with KL Rahul, the other cricketer present on the show. Pandya had taken to Twitter to apologise for his remarks and apparently, he has also expressed ‘regret’ over the comments when he responded to the showcause notice. The all-rounder has said the mistake will not be repeated in the future. In a report on PTI, Pandya said. “I made an appearance on the chat show where I have made certain statements without realising that these could be disrespectful and offend sensitivities of viewers for which I am sincerely regretful. I would like to assure you that there was no malice or any sort of ill-intent on my part to offend anyone or portray any section of the society in bad light. I made these statements in the flow of the show and had not comprehended the extent to which my statements would be found offensive.”The situation came into light with this one conversation when Johar was asking questions about not asking women’s name in a night club and what do men talk about. To this, Pandya replied, “I like to watch and observe how they (women) move. I’m little from the black side so I need to see how they move.” Pandya also boasted about how he casually discussed his sex life with his parents. “When I lost my virginity, I came home and said, ‘Main karke aya hai aaj (I had sex today)’. At a party my parents asked me ‘acha tera wala (women) kaun sa hai [who is your interest here?] so I said yeh, yeh, yeh (pointing out women)’ and they were like ‘waah proud of you beta’,” Pandya replied with laughter.