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David Byrne Band & The Nth Power Members Added To J.E.D.I. Late Night During Jazz Fest

first_imgThe J.E.D.I show is sponsored by Denver-based company, Pure CBD Exchange, which creates and sells a number of CBD/cannabidiol products (What is CBD?) from concentrates, tinctures, extracts, lotions, creams, and more. The use of CBD has gained much notoriety as of late, for use as both a health and wellness supplement and to treat conditions such as epilepsy, PTSD, cancer and a number of mental disorders and is also used for anti-inflammation, nausea reduction, sleep aid, and more. Pure CBD Exchange was co-founded by Gregg Allman Band organist/keyboardist Peter Levin back in 2017.Pure CBD Exchange focuses on low-THC cannabis products with high CBD content. We work within the Colorado Industrial Hemp pilot program to distribute non-psychoactive tinctures, extracts, lotions, and more all over the world. The company has featured by companies like VICE, High Times, Leafly, and more. On Sunday, April 29th, at 10 p.m., J.E.D.I. (Jazz Electronic Dance Improvisation) will perform down in New Orleans at Maison for a special show during Jazz Fest, making for one serious jam session. However, things just got stronger with The Force, as the band just announced additional artists who will join J.E.D.I.’s insanely stellar cast this Sunday. J.E.D.I. bandleader and world-class drummer Aaron Johnston (Brazilian Girls) is currently on tour as one of six percussion players in David Byrne’s band, who will perform earlier in the day at the festival proper. Given this, Johnston has now added his fellow Byrne band members—Davi Viera, Mauro Refosco, and Gustavo Di Dalva—as well as bassist Nate Edgar of The Nth Power to J.E.D.I.’s upcoming late night performance in New Orleans. (Get tickets here.)EXCLUSIVE: Aaron Johnston Talks Touring With David Byrne, Brazilian Girls, J.E.D.I., & MorePreviously announced artists joining Johnston’s J.E.D.I. project for this special show include bassist Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), keyboardist Borahm Lee (Break Science / Pretty Lights Live Band), saxophonist Ryan Zoidis and trumpeter Benny Bloom (of Lettuce / The Shady Horns), guitarist Eddie Roberts (The New Mastersounds / Matador! Soul Sounds), and vocalist Shira Elias (Turkuaz).This lineup is what Jazz Fest is all about: Bringing artists from across the musical spectrum to simply vibe off each other and create sweet music. Lee, Zoidis, and Edgar joined the maiden voyage of J.E.D.I. with Johnston back in late 2017, which went off into a galaxy far, far away. With the way things are currently adding up, this late-night might just go into the furthest reaches of the musical universe.J.E.D.I. – Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PA – 11/30/2017[via 215music]Tickets for J.E.D.I. at Maison on Sunday, April 29th at 10 p.m. are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. For additional information and event updates, join the Facebook Event page.last_img read more

FedBid names former Vermont Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie to Board of Advisors

first_imgFedBid, Inc, the online reverse auction marketplace, today announced that it has named former Vermont Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie to FedBid’s Board of Advisors.Dubie completed four terms as Vermont’s Lieutenant Governor in January 2011. He currently serves as a Captain for American Airlines, a Colonel and Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer in the US Air Force Reserve and a public policy consultant. He was narrowly defeated in the 2010 election for governor of Vermont.‘Brian has a unique set of skills, experience and personal relationships across both government and the private sector,’ said FedBid President Glenn Richardson. ‘As we expand this high-growth, customer-oriented enterprise into new markets, Brian’s first-hand insights regarding state and local government, the National Guard, emergency management and other areas will represent FedBid well. Our Board of Advisors is excited to welcome him aboard.’Dubie says he is equally excited about helping state and local public sector institutions leverage FedBid’s proven savings platform.‘As someone who has served at the executive level in state government, I know that leaders across the spectrum have a pressing need to cut costs and improve service,’ said Dubie. ‘FedBid offers just what they need, and, FedBid’s robust marketplace represents a hopeful new frontier for businesses in our states, especially small businesses.’As a pilot for American Airlines, Dubie initially flew the MD-80 aircraft and now flies the Boeing 737-800. He has logged more than 10,000 hours in commercial aircraft and more than 2,500 hours in military fighter aircraft, including the F-4 Phantom and the F-16 Falcon. After joining the Vermont Air National Guard in college, Dubie rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Vermont Air National Guard, serving as Instructor Pilot, Operations Support Flight Commander and Commander of the 158th Fighter Wing. In 1998, he left the Air Guard to join the US Air Force Reserve, where he now holds the rank of Colonel as an Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer in the National Security Emergency Preparedness Agency.With his brother, Mark Dubie, Brian Dubie is also co-owner and co-operator of a 23,000-tap maple sugaring operation, Dubie Family Maple, located in the town of Fairfield, Vermont. He is a member of the board of directors for software company Vermont Systems, Inc. Dubie attended the US Air Force Academy and completed his degree work at the University of Vermont, where he earned BS in Mechanical Engineering.Brian Dubie is married to Penny Dubie. They have four children: daughters Emily and Casey, and sons Jack and Matt.ABOUT: FedBid, Inc.FedBid, Inc. operates the full-service FedBid® online reverse auction marketplace at www.FedBid.com(link is external), where sellers compete to meet buyers’ needs for billions of dollars worth of goods and services. To date, thousands of public sector and commercial buyers have used FedBid to increase efficiency, improve transparency, and save hundreds of millions of dollars. For more information, visit FedBid online at www.FedBid.com(link is external) or call (877) 9FEDBID. FedBid — Better Buying | Smarter Selling®VIENNA, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FedBid, Inclast_img read more

Fair Trade USA names Green Mountain Coffee Roasters world’s largest purchaser of fair trade certified coffee

first_imgFair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in the United States has named Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR), a leader in specialty coffee and coffee makers, the largest purchaser of Fair Trade Certifiedâ ¢ coffee in the world for 2010. In calendar year 2010, GMCR purchased over 26 million pounds of Fair Trade Certifiedâ ¢ coffee.GMCR has actively supported fair trade since 2000, when it first partnered with Fair Trade USA and committed to bring fair trade coffee to mainstream coffee drinkers. Through its family of specialty coffee brands, GMCR makes fair trade coffee available through specialty and mass retailers, grocery, club and convenience stores, offices, quick-serve restaurants, and online. The Green Mountain Coffee® brand offers the largest selection of Fair Trade Certified coffees in the United States.Fair trade is a global movement to alleviate poverty. It provides a fair price to coffee farmers for their beans, resulting in high-quality coffee and a higher quality of life in coffee-farming communities. By choosing fair trade products, consumers help to protect the environment and improve the lives of farmers around the world. Since the start of GMCR’s relationship with Fair Trade USA, GMCR’s Fair Trade Certified coffee purchases have delivered more than $9.8 million in community development funds to coffee farmers.”At GMCR, fair trade coffee is part of our company heritage. As the largest purchaser of Fair Trade Certified coffee in the world, we are dedicated to producing high-quality, sustainably-sourced coffee for our consumers while helping provide a higher quality of life to farmers across our supply chain,” saidLindsey Bolger, Senior Director of Coffee for the Specialty Coffee business unit of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. “With this leadership role comes a responsibility to share the story of fair trade with coffee drinkers and help them realize the impact they can have by looking for and choosing coffee and other products with the Fair Trade Certified logo.”To help drive awareness for fair trade coffee, GMCR’s Green Mountain Coffee brand has launched a new “Better Quality for All” campaign to educate and engage consumers on the importance of fair trade coffee and the impact they can make by purchasing Fair Trade Certified coffee. By going to the campaign’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/GreenMountainCoffee(link is external)), consumers can learn more about Fair Trade and taste the quality of Green Mountain Coffee’s Fair Trade Certified coffee with special offers. The campaign will run through the national Fair Trade Month awareness campaign this October.GMCR recently made a $300,000 grant to Fair Trade USA to support the Fair Trade Towns and Fair Trade University programs. These programs unite volunteers in local communities and colleges to encourage fair trade purchases, and increase consumer awareness and understanding of the role fair trade products play in fighting poverty and protecting the environment.”GMCR has long been a strong advocate and ally for the fair trade movement,” saidPaul Rice, President and CEO of Fair Trade USA. “By providing its consumers the opportunity to help improve the lives of communities worldwide with every purchase, the company helps provide sustainable solutions to global problems.”About Fair Trade USAFair Trade USA (previously TransFair USA), a nonprofit organization, is the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States. Fair Trade USA audits and certifies transactions between U.S. companies and their international suppliers to guarantee that the farmers and workers producing Fair Trade Certified goods were paid fair prices and wages, work in safe conditions, protect the environment, and receive community development funds to empower and uplift their communities. Fair Trade USA educates consumers, brings new manufacturers and retailers into the Fair Trade system, and provides farming communities with tools, training and resources to thrive as international businesspeople. Visit www.FairTradeUSA.org(link is external) for more information.About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.As a leader in specialty coffee and coffee makers, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) (NASDAQ: GMCR) is recognized for its award-winning coffees, innovative Keurig® Single-Cup brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. GMCR supports local and global communities by offsetting 100 percent of its direct greenhouse gas emissions, investing in sustainably-grown coffee, and allocating at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to socially and environmentally responsible initiatives. WATERBURY, Vt. & OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–last_img read more

Manorville Crash Kills Motorcylist

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A motorcyclist was killed when he crashed into a tree in Manorville on Saturday evening.Suffolk County police said Anthony Balbi was riding a Honda westbound on Mill Road, when he drove into the woods and struck a tree near Edwards Avenue shortly after 6 p.m.The victim was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, where he died from his wounds.Seventh Squad detectives impounded the motorcycle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone who may have witnessed this crash to call them at 631-852-8752.last_img read more

Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events September 29–October 5

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York George Thorogood & The DestroyersWith more than four decades, over 8,000 live shows, and 15 million albums sold worldwide, George Thorogood and the Destroyers are known today as some of the most bad-to-bone performers in rock. Thorogood began his career as a solo acoustic act and was eventually joined by Jeff Simon on drums, Bill Blough on bass, Jim Suhler on rhythm guitar, and Buddy Leach on sax. Currently embarking on their Badder Than Ever tour, the band’s arsenal contains such rock classics as “Who Do You Love,” “I Drink Alone,” “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” and “Move It On Over.” Opening the show is Moreland & Arbuckle. Not to be missed! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $39.50-$69.50. 8 p.m. Sept. 29.Boyce AvenueWith more than 8 million subscribers on YouTube, this Sarasota, Fla.-based brother-trio has gained quite a following. Their strong acoustic roots, melodic rock sound, and crisp vocals draw in any crowd, especially their covers and collaborations with artists and groups including Fifth Harmony, Carly Rose Sonenclar and Bea Miller. They are set to debut songs from their brand new album Road Less Traveled, which features 11 original songs. Supporting acts include Leroy Sanchez, Nick Howard & Sam James. Postponed from May 13. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$40. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30.The Band PerryKimberly Perry and her younger brothers Neil and Reid have notched a string of hit country/pop/rock singles as The Band Perry since the Alabama natives made their self-titled debut. They include chart-toppers “If I Die Young,” “You Lie” and “All Your Life.” Get ready for an amazing performance! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.40-$149.50. 8 p.m. Sept. 30.Billy Mira and The HitmenA Vegas-style modern Americana big band (with a bit of edge), Billy Mira and the Hitmen perform hits by Elvis Presley, Tom Jones, Queen, and Stray Cats, as well as comedy bits and Billy’s celebrity impressions. The band brings rollicking fun and humor to any event, so this is bound to be an extraordinary gig of extraordinary songs and knee-slappin’ hilarity! Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $10. 8 p.m. Sept. 30.Fiesta Latina!An afternoon of family fun, including games, food and music—all with a Latin theme. Southampton Historical Museum, Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton. southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org Free. 1-3 p.m. Oct. 1.MORE THINGS TO DO: Apple Picking on Long Island 2016The Yannis Pappas ShowThe hilarious, young, up-and-coming comic Yannis Pappas from Brooklyn is best known for his work on VH1’s Best Week Ever and co-anchoring the satirical news show Fusion Live. His collaborative videos with his pal Jesse Scaturro on Ditch Films is a YouTube sensation. Yes, he’s got the Greeks in his pocket—one of his best characters is Mr. Panos, a helluva Hellenic booster who owns the fictitious Baby Socrates Diner in Queens—but Pappas is hard to pigeon-hole. Another character he does is Maurica Rodriguez, a pre-op transsexual Puerto Rican from the Lower East Side looking for a husband from Westchester to help “her” complete herself. Race relations, sexual relationships, celebrity couplings, and economic uncouplings, all topics are fair game in the fertile imagination of Yannis Pappas! Get ready to laugh, laugh, laugh! Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. govs.govs.com 8 p.m. Sept. 30, 7, 9:30 p.m. Oct. 1.Bad Religion & Against Me!The punk rock gods are surely smiling, as Bad Religion and Against Me! join forces on a tour destined to be one for the books. Bad Religion brings four decades of experience and modern masterworks such as The Dissent of Man and True North, and are hoping to finish recording their new album by the end ofthis year. Against Me! is led by singer Laura Jane Grace (who came out as transgender in 2012 and released an album about it) and has released seven successful full-lengths, their most recent being Shape Shift with Me, unveiled this month. Together, these bands deliver an unforgettable performance. Opening the show is Dave Hause. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$75. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1.José FelicianoThe singer-guitarist known for the ever-popular holiday ear candy “Feliz Navidad” will be rocking out on this mega-gem, as well as many more. Get ready to be wowed and sing along! Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $45. 8 p.m. Oct. 1.Dick Fox’s Golden BoysComprised of Frankie Avalon and Fabian and Bobby Rydell, this band has been packing out venues since 1985. With tribute material to Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin, Rick Nelson, and Bill Haley on their repertoire, as well as original songs like “Kissin Time,” “Turn Me Loose,” “Tiger,” and “Wild One,” these three stars continue to wow crowds, and their chemistry during live performances is historically on fire! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. Oct. 1.That ‘70s BandNew York’s leading ’70s disco/funk cover band unleash energetic and powerful sets of dance music that will surely get fans up on their feet and groovin’ to the music! Donna Summer, Earth, Wind, and Fire, Kool and the Gang, and CHIC are just some of the many groups they cover. Bumpin’ horns, an ultra-tight rhythm section, and a super-talented vocal front line ensure every gig is unforgettable. These hellraisers make live music dance music again by tearing away on mind-blowing medleys that meld all the classics. Get ready to shake your groove-thang! Yow. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $20-$30. 8 p.m. Oct. 1.MORE THINGS TO DO: Long Island Fall Festivals and Fairs 2016The Seeds: Pushin’ Too HardUsing vintage footage, rare photos, memorabilia and audio, and fresh interviews with band members and associates as well as notable fans and observers, Pushin’ Too Hard relates the bizarre rage-to-riches-to-rags tale of the rock quartet who took Los Angeles by storm in the mid-60s. Screening followed by Q&A with Director Neil Norman in person. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave. Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $5-$12. 8 p.m. Oct. 1.Emma DonoghueThis international best-selling author will be speaking and signing her new book The Wonder. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 1 p.m. Oct. 2.Essential Survival Guide to SchoolBased on the children’s book series by Barbara Park, Junie B. has been going to school for over one-and-a-half years. Who better, then, to write the book on everything you need to know? From bus rules to band-aids, carpools to cookies, Junie B. and friends deliver the definitive word on surviving and thriving in style. With a jillion tips, tricks and trip ups, Junie B. shares her hard-won expertise and shows us all how school is sometimes scary, sometimes super-fun, and always something to sing about. With music by Zina Goldrich and lyrics by Marcy Heisler, this fun afternoon of theatre is not to be missed. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), Black Box Theatre, 1 South Ave., Garden City. aupac.adelphi.edu $20. 3 p.m. Oct. 2.Tres Chicos de ChileThis not-to-be-missed artistic convergence features a reception marking the opening of a pop-up art exhibit that includes artists of the New York Contemporary Art Symposium 2016 alongside local artists working in similar concepts and mediums. Work featured in this exhibition will be the result of the artists time spent creating here in NY, on the grounds of Brookwood Hall. Exhibit runs through Nov. 1. Islip Arts Museum, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip. $5. 6 p.m. Oct. 2.Gladys KnightSmooth and sweet soul music will be lilting through Long Island thanks to superstar Gladys Knight, who will be performing her most famous songs, including “You’re the Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me” and “Midnight Train To Georgia.” Opening the show is Freddie Jackson. Don’t miss this living legend, performing live, in all her glory! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com  $65-$99.50. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2.Violent FemmesEver the folk-punk-country-jazz-Americana experimentalists and Always an Amazing live show, these Milwaukee-bred hellraisers are one of Press music critic Zack Tirana’s absolute favorites, and he’s branded them a must-see, must-dance, must-experience masterpiece. The trio is perhaps best known for anthems “Blister in the Sun” and “Add it Up,” which were both featured on Billboard‘s Top 200 List, but their arsenal spans more than three decades and includes many, many more unbelievable songs. After 16 years, they’ve dropped We Can Do Anything, which pretty much sums up the band. With bizarre tempo changes and a brand new style, it’s bound to be another absolute classic, and this gig is bound to be absolutely unforgettable. Will they play “Waiting For The Bus,” “American Music” or “Gone Daddy Gone”? Will singer Gordon Gano hop off the stage and dosey-do with Tirana? Will they close with the epic “Good Feeling”!? Only one way to find out. Presented by the best radio station in the world, WFUV, this gig is truly Not To Be Missed! Opening the show is Christopher John Campion. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$75. 8 p.m. Oct. 2.MORE THINGS TO DO: Long Island Oktoberfest 2016 EventsMike MassiminoWhat was it like, to travel up into space, and stare back down at the blue-brown orb of our precious extraordinary world, wondering whether in fact we are alone in this fascinating universe, or but one in an infinite number of curious species, all hurling around great cosmic flashes of light, ever-seeking to learn and defy the very laws of nature which define our realms? This engineer, former NASA astronaut, and Long Island native, can help answer these and any other burning questions you may be harboring about the great mystery of space, and will signing copies of his new book Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe. Come and be enlightened! Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Oct. 4.Taking Back SundayLong Island’s very own Taking Back Sunday is regarded as the quintessential emo band, and this gig is that special chance to catch them all up close and personal, ripping through hit after hit after hit and proving why. Come bop and sing along! Opening the show is You Blew It! Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $35, $40 DOS. 7 p.m. Oct. 4.IdiocracyThe cast and filmmakers behind this cult classic satire mark the 10th Anniversary of its release with screening nationwide, a worldwide livestream Q&A and voter registration drive. The movie depicts an impossible future in which our collective intelligence had dropped so low it threatened to destroy the world. Sound familiar? Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave. Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $5-$12. 9:45 p.m. Oct. 4.Circle Mirror TransformationAdelphi University Department of Theatre presents a play about four lost New Englanders who enroll in a six-week-long community center drama class. The misfits begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), Black Box Theatre, 1 South Ave., Garden City. aupac.adelphi.edu Oct. 4-9.Melissa HartwingAuthor of the New York Times best-selling diet book, The Whole30, will be speaking and signing copies of her latest, Food Freedom Forever: Letting Go of Bad Habits, Guilt, and Anxiety Around Food. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Oct. 5.Colin RyanOne of a kind comedic speaker Colin Ryan brings financial expertise as well as a background as an author to hold interactive discussions about ambition, money management, and career skills. Colin also provides financial literacy training and professional development to numerous organizations and institutions. Named one of the top youth money presenters in the nation, Ryan uses honesty, pop culture jokes, and powerful stories to communicate his core idea: Your ability to manage money directly affects your ability to have the life you want. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue.  patchoguetheatre.org Free. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5.Brothers OsborneBrothers Osborne is a country music duo composed of brothers T.J. and John Osborne. Once a part of a small hometown band called Deuce, these brothers have gone on to receive a Grammy nomination in the 50th annual Grammy Awards for their debut, Pawn Shop. Embarking on their “Dirt Rich Tour,” with more than 45 shows, BO will be rocking the infectious sounds of Nashville, and leaving all those in attendance with no other option but to sway the night away. Opening the show is Mickey Guyton & Tucker Beathard. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $30-$40. 8 p.m. Oct. 5.-Compiled by Ellie Schoeffel, Natalie Coloprisco, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana IIIMain Art: Punk-jazz-folk warlords the Violent Femmes rock The Paramount in Huntington on Oct. 2. (Violent Femmes at Electric Lady Studios Photo by Gus Philippas/WFUV)last_img read more

Dems using smear tactics to hide record

first_imgMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over Bethlehem I’ve been a Niskayuna resident for over 40 years and I’m a former Town Board member. I have never been more ashamed of our town government, especially Supervisor Joe Landry and Councilwoman Murphy McGraw.Over the past few weeks, Supervisor Landry’s retaliatory actions towards Court Clerk Barbara Pidgeon were exposed. The fact that other Town Board members sat idly by while the safety of employees was jeopardized is beyond belief. This situation has been going on for over a year, and it’s an insult that Ms. McGraw knew nothing about it.She bragged that she stepped in to help solve the problem. Really, Ms. McGraw? You, as deputy supervisor and a Democrat committeewoman, and Supervisor Landry as the county Democratic chairman, knew nothing about this? You either don’t spend a lot of time at Town Hall, don’t communicate with your fellow legislators or you aren’t telling the truth. Either way, it’s behavior not worthy of supporting you for re-election. What’s even worse, many Niskayuna residents received a political mail hit-piece from the Niskayuna Democratic Committee trying to paint the Republican town candidates as anti-Muslim and anti-Semite and climate-change deniers by connecting them to national right-wing figures. Mr. Landry, Ms. McGraw and Councilman John Della Ratta are all Niskayuna Democratic Committee people. Will Ms. McGraw again claim she knew nothing about this despicable political trash flyer, as she did about the court safety issue?By one simple phone call, I found out that Republican supervisor candidate Yasmine Syed is a Christian who is of Jewish, Pakistani and Muslim descent. Of her running mates, Tom McGarry is Irish-American whose mother was a glass ceiling-shattering doctor in the 1950s and Anthony Simone is an Italian-American, retired from Golub Corp., and is a local businessman.These are decent people trying to run for office. Obviously Mr. Landry, Ms. McGraw and Mr. Della Ratta have no positive record to run on. So instead, they’re running a personal smear campaign — and a bad one at that.Come on Niskayuna, get with the program and see through the smoke and mirrors the Democrats are using to pull the wool over your eyes.Patricia DonnellyNiskayunacenter_img Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Ecuador city runs out of coffins amid COVID-19 crisis

first_imgLast week, residents posted videos on social media showing abandoned bodies in the streets in the Latin American city worst hit by the pandemic.The government called in troops to pick up 150 corpses from streets and homes earlier this week after mortuary workers in the city were unable to keep up with a backlog of removals.The cardboard coffins “will be a great help in providing a dignified burial for people who died during this health emergency,” the Guayaquil mayor’s office wrote on Twitter. Ecuador reported 3,646 cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, including 180 deaths, the majority of them occurring in Guayaquil and its surrounding province of Guayas. Soaring numbers of COVID-19 deaths in Ecuador’s second city Guayaquil have led to a shortage of coffins, forcing locals to resort to using cardboard boxes, city authorities said Sunday.Authorities in the Pacific port city said they had received a donation of 1,000 pressed cardboard caskets from local producers, and delivered them for use in two local cemeteries.”It’s so they can meet demand,” a city hall spokesman told AFP. “There are either no coffins in the city or they are extremely expensive.” Businessman Santiago Olivares, who owns a chain of funeral homes, said his company was unable to keep up with demand.”I sold the 40 that I had at the downtown branch, and 40 others from my headquarters. I had to order 10 more at the weekend and they’ve run out,” Olivares told AFP.The cheapest coffins currently cost around $400. Olivares said a 15-hour curfew in the city was contributing to the shortage of basic raw materials for coffin makers like wood and metal.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Funding from Wolf Administration to Support the Expansion of Morgan Advanced Materials and Technologies, Create 41 New Jobs

first_imgFunding from Wolf Administration to Support the Expansion of Morgan Advanced Materials and Technologies, Create 41 New Jobs SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that Morgan Advanced Materials and Technologies, Inc. (Morgan), a materials company specializing in carbon and silicon carbide manufacturing, will expand its presence in Pennsylvania. The expansion project is expected to create 41 new jobs at the company’s facilities in Elk and Potter counties.“This expansion will enable Morgan to grow and create jobs right here in the commonwealth, which is great news for workers,” Governor Wolf said. “We’re also proud to support a project that will enable the materials used for protecting our military and law enforcement to be made in Pennsylvania.”Due to growing demand for the ballistic armor systems supported by Morgan’s material technology and used by military and law enforcement, the company requires new equipment and furnace technology in order to increase production to meet demand. Morgan has pledged to invest at least $1.6 million into the expansion project, which will create 41 new jobs and retain the 441 existing jobs at Morgan’s facilities in Coudersport and St. Marys in Pennsylvania.“At Morgan Advanced Materials we use advanced materials to help make more efficient use of the world’s resources, and to improve the quality of life,” said Joseph Boylan, strategic marketing director at Morgan. “We are delighted that we have received this support from the Governor’s Action Team to increase capacity at our production facility. This investment will help generate further employment in our community and leverages our leading materials technology, ultimately helping us to protect our soldiers’ lives.”Morgan received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for a $100,000 Pennsylvania First grant and $82,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits (JCTC) to be distributed upon the creation of new jobs. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.Morgan, headquartered in St. Mary’s, is a materials technology company that develops, manufactures and markets engineered products from carbon, graphite, silicon carbide, and other related materials. Morgan also provides build-to-print components to support customers’ application needs in rotating equipment for the industrial, nuclear, and aerospace markets.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov.center_img December 19, 2018last_img read more

Governor Wolf: Restore Pennsylvania Will Help Revitalize Our Steel Towns

first_img May 17, 2019 Governor Wolf: Restore Pennsylvania Will Help Revitalize Our Steel Towns SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Press Release,  Restore Pennsylvania Steelton, PA – Today Governor Tom Wolf was joined by local leaders on a walking tour of downtown Steelton to observe blighted business fronts and discuss how Restore Pennsylvania could assist with revitalizing Pennsylvania’s communities. The governor’s plan will help communities in the commonwealth address blight, expand broadband access, mitigate the effects of localized flooding, and expand green infrastructure, restoring communities after long neglect.“For the past four months I’ve been traveling across Pennsylvania, speaking directly to the community leaders, business owners and residents who desperately need Restore Pennsylvania,” said Governor Wolf. “We are a commonwealth on a comeback and progress should beget progress. We need Restore Pennsylvania to properly invest in the people, and the future, of Pennsylvania.”Restore Pennsylvania, funded by the monetization of a commonsense severance tax, will invest $4.5 billion over the next four years in significant high-impact projects throughout the commonwealth to help catapult Pennsylvania ahead of every state in the country in terms of technology, development, and infrastructure.Restore Pennsylvania will increase resources for addressing blight by providing financial resources at the local level to establish land banks and acquire and demolish blighted buildings in order to create new development opportunities or provide new green space. The funding will be administered by entities established by the legislature as land banks or demolition funds.“The Restore Pennsylvania proposal is exactly what Steelton needs,” said Brian Proctor, President of Steelton Borough Council. “Our borough is up-and-coming with a number of progressive initiatives sparking the beginning of our revitalization. But, our aging and deteriorating infrastructure, blighted and abandoned properties, and mandated environmental improvements to our stormwater system, left unaddressed, will stop all our efforts dead in their tracks. Without Restore Pennsylvania, we are financially forced to put band-aids on these issues which is simply unsustainable.”In recent years, Steelton Borough has partnered with the Dauphin County Land Bank to demolish a limited number of properties, acquired the county’s first medical marijuana dispensary, opened the region’s first free, public skate park, and engaged a developer for a large mixed-use development project. Still, the borough is a low-income community facing a significant backlog of deferred maintenance projects, aging storm, sewer, and highway infrastructure, and many blighted and vacant properties that it must currently address with a very limited tax-base.“Simply put, we cannot face these challenges without funding from the state,” said Proctor. “This is why we need Restore Pennsylvania.”Encompassing new and expanded programs to address five priority infrastructure areas including high speed internet access, storm preparedness and disaster recovery, downstream manufacturing, business development, and energy infrastructure, demolition, revitalization, and renewal, and transportation capital projects, Restore Pennsylvania projects will be driven by local input about community needs. Projects identified by local stakeholders will be evaluated through a competitive process to ensure that high-priority, high-impact projects are funded and needs across Pennsylvania are met.Learn more about what critical infrastructure could be fixed in your community with Restore Pennsylvania.last_img read more

Innovation Loads First Hornsea One Monopiles

first_imgImage source: DEME GroupGeoSea’s jack-up Innovation has loaded the first set of monopile foundations in Vlissingen (Flushing), the Netherlands, and is now en route to install them on Ørsted’s 1.2GW Hornsea Project One wind farm off the UK, DEME said.In total, the Innovation will install 174 monopile foundations, produced by EEW SPC, at the site located some 120 kilometres off the coast of Yorkshire, according to DEME.EEW OSB will manufacture 86, Bladt Industries 68, and Steelwind Nordenham with the Teesside-based Wilton Engineering 20 transition pieces for the project.The Hornsea Project One wind farm will comprise 174 Siemens 7MW wind turbines, three offshore substations and a reactive compensation substation (RCS). Once fully operational in 2020, it will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world.Ørsted is the sole owner of Hornsea One. The company also has the project rights to the Hornsea Project Two and Three, which have the potential of further 3GW offshore wind power capacity in total.last_img read more