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Parsons Named as a World’s Most Ethical Company By Ethisphere Institute for Sixth Year in a Row

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Letters to the Editor for Sunday, March 10

first_imgWhen Trump released his list of judges for consideration to the Supreme Court, it was all over for Hillary Clinton.Roe v. Wade was a mistake. Change is coming thanks to President Trump.Rather than bemoan the president’s human foibles, let us thank God we live in this country, celebrate Americanism and proudly march in the Fourth of July parades. We’ll send a message to any foreign intruder that you can try but Americans don’t bite.Mary B. McClaineSchenectady As the chairman of the Niskayuna Town Board Economic Development Committee, I’m concerned about the supervisor’s comments. The O.D. Heck facility is still occupied by state employees. If the state decides to turn over a small portion of the property for reuse, the excess parcel will not be “a large swatch of land.”  This section of state land bordering Balltown Road contains a pond that must be protected. Redevelopment would be disallowed under federal and state wetland protection laws.  If the state makes excess land and buildings available for reuse, the zoning change being considered by the Planning Board does not allow for light industrial uses. This area of the Niskayuna is not appropriate for manufacturing facilities. There’s been a lot of misinformation put out about the O.D. Heck property. The state still occupies the vast majority of the site. Any redevelopment at the site must be done responsibly. To suggest there is a lot of property ready to go on the tax rolls for industrial or other commercial uses is incorrect.If any portion of O.D. Heck becomes available, priority one should be responsible development supporting the environment and in sync with nearby neighborhoods.John DellaRattaNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccine O.D. Heck land needs responsible review In The Gazette profile of the Niskayuna town supervisor (and subsequent interview on her brother’s television program), Yasmine Syed said rezoning the O.D. Heck property to expand the tax base is “priority one.”She went on to refer to the property as a “large swatch of land” she favors to be rezoned as “light industrial.”center_img Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionVoters didn’t need Russia to back TrumpIf in fact there was Russian influence during the 2016 presidential election, it didn’t affect the outcome.Americans knew how they would cast their vote when they saw candidate Trump come down the escalator in Trump Tower to announce his candidacy. No one had to ask, “Who is this person?” He already had name recognition.Throughout the campaign, specific blocs of people publicly declared their support for Trump. One such group was the “Bikers for Trump.” I attended the bikers’ rally held in Schenectady. Believe me, no attendee was going to be influenced by any country, anybody or anything. They knew candidate Trump was the right person for the times.Don’t underestimate the power of the thousands of voters who spent their professional lives holding a secret clearance. They understood the seriousness of Hillary’s private server. Clinton was her own worst enemy. What was that about Russian influence?Also consider the Evangelicals, Fox News viewers and the Rush Limbaugh radio listeners. Is anyone so naive to think the Russians could influence such a conservative bloc of voters?last_img read more

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Search for missing 27-year-old ended after body found on beach

first_imgThe US Coast Guard has ended their search for a 27-year-old man who went missing while swimming near the Fort Pierce Inlet State Park over the weekend, after a body matching his description was discovered on a beach.Anthony Graham’s body was discovered on a beach near Pepper Park Beachside on North Hutchinson Island Monday.Authorities say Graham’s family contacted them around 5:00pm Saturday after they could no longer find him in the water.The US Coast Guard searched continuously for Graham through the weekend but could not locate him.It wasn’t until 7:00 am Monday when a passerby contacted authorities about the discovery of a body that matched Graham’s description that the coast guard ended their search.last_img

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Schmidt’s winning streak continues at the Carris Trophy

first_img Ben Schmidt became just the fourth golfer in history to win both the Brabazon Trophy and the Carris Trophy in the same calendar year when he won the English Boys’ Under 18 Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Moor Park Golf Club.The 16-year-old from Rotherham Golf Club became the youngest ever winner of the English Men’s Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship (Brabazon Trophy) at Alwoodley in June and he completed a rare double when he claimed his second national title of the season in the boys’ equivalent in Hertfordshire.His wins in both the Brabazon Trophy and the Carris Trophy mean he joins Patrick Hine (1949), Sandy Lyle (1975) and Peter Baker (1985) as the only players to have achieved that feat.Schmidt started the last day as favourite after opening with rounds of 72, 67 and 72  but in the end he had to battle all the way after dropping three shots to par over the first five holes before recovering to post a level par 72 and finish tied with Spain’s Rodrigo Martin on five-under par 283.Martin holed an 18-foot birdie putt on the 72nd green to tie with Schmidt but on the first extra hole he carved his tee shot into the trees on the right of the fairway and ultimately failed to get up and down from the edge of the green for his par. Schmidt hit a wedge to 20-feet and two-putted for a winning par.“It’s been a tough day,” Schmidt admitted. “I’ve not played my best golf, or anything like it, but I dug in and eventually found something on the back nine to help me get across the line.”I didn’t really feel comfortable all day,” he added, “but I got the job done and I’m very pleased with that. It’s great to get another win under my belt.“My goal this year was simply to play as much good golf as I could. I put a lot of work in over the winter. I was hoping that would pay off but not for one second did I think it would be anything like this.“It’s been a bit mad but I’m really enjoying it.”Further down the leaderboard Norway’s Herman Wibe Sekne closed with a two-under par 70 to finish tied in third place with England’s William Skipp on 285 while another Englishman Oscar Doran fired a 69 to finish in a share of fifth place with Louis Dobbelaar from Australia two shots further behind.It also proved to be a good event for Scotland’s Calum Scott who closed with a 70 to claim a share of seventh place with English trio Jake Hibbert, Archie Smith and Craig Passmore and Egor Eroshenko from the Czech Republic. The latter closed with a best of the day six-under par 66.Scott also went on to collect some silverware of his own by winning the Hazards Salver awarded to the leading competitor under the age of 16.That contest produced a Scottish 1-2 with the Nairn youngster beating compatriot Aidan O’Hagen by one shot on level par 288. England’s Jack Ingham, who plays out of the Eindhovensche Club in The Netherlands, was third on four-over par 292.An Italian 2 squad comprising Luca Civello, Lorenzo Bruzzone and Alessandro Gambetti won the Nations Cup staged in conjunction with the first two rounds of the individual competition. They finished on level par 288 one shot ahead of an England 1 team made up of Ben Schmidt, Conor Gough and Max Hopkins.View results 27 Jul 2019 Schmidt’s winning streak continues at the Carris Trophy Tags: Ben Schmidt, Carris Trophy, England Boys’ Squadlast_img read more

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Racer turned adult model Renee Gracie tells Indians to ‘get off her page’

first_imgImage Courtesy: Instagram(@renee_gracie)/AlamyAdvertisement visp4NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsglzWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebun11( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1uw2Would you ever consider trying this?😱2rocrCan your students do this? 🌚1yzRoller skating! Powered by Firework Last week, Renee Gracie was all over the headlines. The former Australian female V8 Supercars driver, who had joined the adult film industry a couple of months ago, took to social media to share her experience in her new line of work, and gained huge popularity. However, Gracie is on the news again, but this time, the adult model is upset on her audience from India, and she has accused them for stealing her pics!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Instagram(@renee_gracie)/AlamyThe 25 year old has recently lashed out at Indians, claiming that they have been using her images and videos illegally, as she wrote in a post on her OnlyFans page.“To all you Indian a**holes on my page. Stop stealing my images,” Gracie went all out in her post.Advertisement She further alleged that her viewers from India have been using her content to create fake profiles on social media, as she continued, “They are copyrighted and I own them not you. Stop making pages of me and stop sharing my videos and images illegally,”“I don’t like Indians now. If your Indian, get off my page now! Your not welcome here anymore. I will be removing all India’s from my page tonight,” a furious Gracie concluded her post.Advertisement Gracie revealed that she has been making around $25,000 a week since she signed up for the content subscription service OnlyFans, after which she has been able to recover from financial debts much better than her Dunlop Super2 Series days.“It has put me in a financial position I could never have dreamt of and I really enjoy it. I sell those photos and people tip me,” Gracie said on a live session on Instagram. I have a 30-year housing loan that I am about to pay off in 12 months,” she added.While there have been criticisms thrown at Gracie for switching her career to adult entertainment, she said that her family has been very supportive, and she is deciding to stick to her new profession.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Exclusive: CWG medalist Deepak Lather: Made it as a sprinter before weightlifting!Gary Kristen reveals how he prolonged Sachin Tendulkar’s career in the Indian team Advertisementlast_img read more

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Twin Lights Brewing Has Heart Set On Highlands

first_imgSince starting the blog two months ago, the partners have published six posts, which is essentially outlining a detailed approach to founding one’s own brewery, including “Building a Business Plan,” “Designing a Brew System” and, of course, “Finding the Right Location.”Ideally, Grundmann and Betros have their hearts set on finding a site along Bay Avenue with the real Twin Lights perched above. But locating a building with the right height clearance to accommodate their equipment and at the right price point is easier said than done.“The search is a process and we’ve already seen several locations but nothing that we thought was a perfect fit,” Grundmann said. “If we have to expand our search to Middletown and Atlantic Highlands we can but the idea is to be as close to the Twin Lights as possible. This won’t work as well if we’re not. In our hearts and minds, Highlands is the place.”This article was first published in the June 14-June 21, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times. A former financial advisor with International Planning Alliance in Shrewsbury, Grundmann said the most important hurdle to clear is acquiring the capital to make this vision a reality. But he is confident his background and relationships in the finance industry will help move the project forward.In the meantime Grundmann, along with Mike Betros, president and director of brewing operations, will continue to grow the Twin Lights Brewing brand by focusing on what sets their operation apart from the rest. “Part of building an audience is communication and sharing your story and message with people,” Grundmann said. “The craft beer craze is as much about the beer as it is connecting with people and making them feel as if they’re part of something. That’s why we fell in love with it. And it’s how we want to operate.” “The generic answer is that we make great beer. But so does everyone else,” Grundmann said. “What makes us different is the sense of inclusivity around us. We want to let people in on our process and let them grow with us.”Grundmann and Betros grew up together in the Leonardo section of Middletown, developing a bond at Bayshore Middle School that strengthened over the years.The pair officially went into business in 2016 when they trademarked Twin Lights Brewing and created a limited liability company, putting their plan for a brewing location and tap room in motion.Since launching the brand, Grumann and Betros have placed a premium on community engagement and, though they are not yet licensed to serve and distribute their product, they have pledged to pull back the curtain on their step-by-step process, offering supporters total transparency through the Twin Lights Brewing Blog. By Chris Rotolo |HIGHLANDS – An up-and-coming craft brewing team is in search of a home in Highlands.Twin Lights Brewing, which takes its name from the storied lighthouse over-looking the borough and Sandy Hook, is in the early stage of locating a brick-and-mortar location for its craft beer imprint.Co-founder and CEO Will Grundmann, 27, hopes to have that site secured and fully operational by next summer.“I think the most realistic and reasonable timeline is summer 2019,” Grundmann said. “I don’t think that’s too ambitious. I think we’ll be brewing beer at our location by then.”last_img read more

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‘A big accomplishment’ for Glacier Gym Club

first_imgTen gymnasts and two members of the trampoline team from Nelson’s Glacier Gymnastics Club, strutted their stuff at the 2016 BC Provincial Championships held recently in Langley.All the gymnasts’ performances seamlessly fit in with the lower mainland and other BC clubs.  The Glacier team brought home 13 medals, 20 top-ten placements ribbons and the Level 7 Glacier team took first place on beam.“The coaching team is very pleased to have the gymnasts win so many top-ten placements,” said Sandra Long, Glacier Gymnastics Head Coach.“At the Provincial Championships, the categories are very large, running in the high 30’s and up to 40. So a top ten finish is a big accomplishment. And it also shows that our gymnasts are strong and accomplished on all the apparatus events.” In the Level 6 category, Lily Taylor competed in her first Provincial Championships, 13 year-old division. She won Silver all around and on vault, Gold on beam and bars and Bronze on floor.  Another first timer, Eden Bellman, competed in the nine and under division; claiming the Silver medal for her elegant beam routine.  Abby Majeski, competed in the 10 year-old division, winning a Bronze medal for her impressive bar performance.In the Level 7 category, Brianne Stefani, 11 years and under, took home the Gold medal for her confident beam routine and Silver for her floor routine. Sara Tolles, 15 years and up, also claimed the Gold medal for her graceful beam routine and Silver for her floor routine. Olivia Kelly, 14 year division, dazzled the judges with her unshakeable Beam routine, earning a Silver medal.Detailed Results:Trampoline Level 2- Girls 14 & up: Zoe Crisfield – 7th Double Mini, 9th TrampolineTrampoline Level 2- Boys All ages: Matthew Bullen – 11th Double Mini, 11th Trampoline Gymnastics Level 6 9 and under: Eden Bellman – Silver Beam, 4th Floor, 5th All Around; Shelbi van Hellemond – 6th Vault, 7th Floor10 years: Abby Majeski – Bronze Bars, 7th Floor, 10th All Around11 years: Dafni van Hellemond – 5th All Around, 5th Floor, 6th Vault, 7th Bars13 years: Lily Taylor – Gold Bars, Gold Beam, Silver All Around, Silver Vault, Bronze FloorGwen McCrory – 8th Bars, 10th All Around, 10th Beam14 & up: Teagan McTague – 6th BeamGymnastics Level 711 years: Brianne Stefani – Gold Beam, Silver Floor, 4th All Around, 8th Bars14 years: Olivia Kelly – Silver Beam, 10th All Around15 & up: Sara Tolles – Gold Beam, Silver Floor, 5th All Around, 10th VaultLevel 7 Team – 1st Place Beam, 5th Place Floor, 10th All Aroundlast_img read more

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first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 21, 2016)–There is a Pick Six carryover of $80,136 into Thursday at Santa Anita and it’s expected Thursday’s total Pick Six pool will exceed $500,000.With the Pick Six beginning with race three, first post time for an eight-race card on Thursday is at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m.last_img

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Things to know: Sharks coach discusses Braun, Vlasic’s statuses for Vegas game

first_imgLAS VEGAS — Justin Braun and Marc-Edouard Vlasic will both miss the Sharks bout for second place in the Pacific Division Thursday night.The clash with the Vegas Golden Knights (27-15-4), who lead the Sharks (25-13-7) by a single point in the Pacific Division, will be the fourth straight game that the team will play without its top-shutdown pairing. Both players are considered day-to-day. Braun is out with a right-knee injury while Vlasic is hampered by what appears to be a wrist injury.Despite …last_img

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SA business optimism bounces back

first_img“In addition, the 2010 IBR survey indicates a group of ten economies – which includes South Africa – where businesses are more optimistic about the outlook for their economies than International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts might suggest,” says Brehm. All countries which recorded negative balances for employment were European, led by Ireland and Italy (both -14%). Improving revenues, profits, investment “SA business owners are certainly looking with renewed optimism towards the coming 2010 Fifa World Cup year and its associated rewards,” Grant Thornton South Africa chairman Leonard Brehm said in a statement this week. “Many people blamed globalisation for the speed of the downturn but we are now seeing that globalisation may also help us accelerate out of recession. The giant emerging markets of China, India and Brazil are confident that they can help to pull the rest of the world back into growth. Businesses were much less hopeful about selling prices with 21 out of 36 economies, including South Africa, less optimistic about increasing their prices than they were in 2009. Businesses in Chile, India, Australia, Vietnam and Brazil are the most optimistic, all scoring over +70%. Close behind are South Africa, China, Singapore, Canada and Hong Kong (which showed the biggest swing of sentiment from 2009) at +60% or higher. Businesses in places as geographically diverse as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Malaysia and Germany recorded disproportionately higher optimism than might be expected. The IBR statistics indicate that 26% of South African privately held business owners expect an upturn during the first half of 2010, with 33% expecting the upturn to take place in the second half of the year – most likely as a direct result of the World Cup event in June/July. South African companies are hopeful that the worst of the recession is behind them, according to Consultancy firm Grant Thornton’s latest International Business Report, which shows an optimism/pessimism balance of +60% compared to +35% a year ago. First half upturn 21 January 2010 South Africa’s employment optimism data indicates a +25% increase, compared to the global number of +20%. European businesses were far more pessimistic than their counterparts elsewhere in the world; a negative balance of -1% in Europe compared to balances of +33% and +42% in Asia Pacific and Latin America respectively. Of all trends highlighted, global privately held businesses expectations of increased revenue came out highest. Employment optimism At the other end of the scale, many Eurozone countries remain pessimistic about the future; Italy, Denmark, Finland and France all scored -10% or lower. “South African specific data found that expectations of increased revenues in 2010 once again surpassed global trends with +60% optimism balance, compared to the global +40% figure,” says Brehm. Why are South African business owners optimistic? “Many governments, on reading these results, will hope their business community is right and that their GDP in 2010 will outstrip IMF forecasts,” said Brehm. “This is especially because privately held businesses contribute 81% of global GDP. The global business community should be encouraged by the results of this survey.” The International Business Report (IBR) survey of over 7 400 privately held busiensses across 36 economies, now in its 8th year, also highlights that South Africa expects the turnaround post-recession to occur a lot earlier than in most other countries. “This suggests that during the recession businesses have become leaner and more cost effective which may enable them to lower prices while still securing increased revenues and, crucially, profits,” says Brehm. “As the global economy emerges from recession, we are likely to see many businesses reaping the rewards of recession induced efficiencies.” Privately held businesses in South Africa also believe that profitability (+44%) and investment in plant and machinery (+37%) will both increase. Global figures for profitability (+29%) and investment in plant and machinery (+31%) also indicated increases. In comparison, global statistics indicate a turnaround during the second half of 2010 (34%) or only during 2011 (23%). Optimism among companies around the world has bounced back to give the Grant Thornton global optimism/pessimism index for 2010 an overall optimism balance of +24%, compared to its lowest ever score of -16% this time last year. Increased global optimism “Businesses in many other economies are equally optimistic that they have not only survived this recession but are well placed to help drive the upturn, and see their business grow as a result,” concludes Brehm. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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