Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionCuomo a hypocrite on equal pay issueGov. Andrew Cuomo says, “There’s no rationale for why women should not get paid what men get paid.” At the recent parade honoring the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, he said it’s immoral and unethical to not have equal pay for equal work. Cuomo even scolded soccer’s governing bodies (FIFA and the U.S. Soccer League) for unequal pay and said, “You have no business in the state of New York.”According to 2018 data on the Empire Center’s website, of the top 50 state employee salaries, 42 were earned by men and only eight by women. That seems unequal.When you look at some specific salaries, it gets more interesting. The men’s head basketball coach at the University of Buffalo made $664,396 compared to the women’s head coach at $240,000. At SUNY Stony Brook, it was $396,215 for the men’s hoops head coach and $177,102 for the women’s coach. SUNY Albany’s men’s head basketball coach checks in at $385,124 while the women’s coach is making $229,500. There seems to be quite an equal pay for equal work problem right in the governor’s state payroll.Who knows how many more examples there are. But these comparisons would suggest the governor is an unethical, immoral hypocrite. One thing’s for sure, by his own words, Gov. Cuomo “has no business in the state of New York.”Tim HoranSchenectadyAg revolution has a lesson for todayIn the book “Homo Deus” by Yuval Noah Harari, there is a chapter, The Anthropocene, in which he discusses the impact of the agricultural revolution on religion. He argues that this revolution resulted in a change from an animistic to a theocratic view of man’s relationship to nature. Animists saw themselves as equal partners in the universal drama, not only with other animals and plants, but with geographic features such as rivers and mountains.Thus, they did not seek dominion over, but community with, nature. Theocratic religions led to the belief that humans are the pinnacle of creation, with the rest of nature a mere support system for man.One excerpt from this chapter is food for thought as it so accurately reflects what is happening in America today.I have added the parenthetical examples: “And when ethnic groups or religious communities clashed, they frequently dehumanized each other. Depicting the ‘others’ as subhuman beasts was a first step towards treating them as such.“The farm thus became the prototype of new societies, complete with puffed-up masters (Trump), races fit for exploitation (brown and black people, immigrants), wild beasts ripe for extermination (any species in the way of human development and expansion) and a great God above that gives His blessing to the entire arrangement (evangelical Christianity).”Anthony J. SantoRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists
“Open and transparent government is a priority of Governor Cuomo and I look forward to working with the Committee to continue to highlight the importance of the Freedom of Information, Open Meetings and Personal Privacy Protection Laws,” Bewlay said in a statement announcing her appointment Monday.Bewlay has a challenging task ahead of her.She’s works in a state with a long history of political corruption and secrecy. The era of electronic communication makes it more challenging to access records and easier for public officials to hide communications and records. The decline of local media and its ability to serve as effectively as government watchdogs as it did in the past has resulted in less direct oversight of government malfeasance when it comes to open government laws. And we’re living in a political atmosphere in which personal privacy is arm-wrestling against public disclosure.She’ll also face the challenge of trying to maintain independence from the executive branch of state government run by a powerful governor. Freeman often clashed with leaders in his own government, yet had managed to maintain a healthy independence under both Republican and Democratic governors over several decades, in large part because of his popularity with the press and public due to his vigorous grassroots-level opposition to government secrecy.As citizens, we must hope that Ms. Bewlay continues the strong tradition of the Committee on Open Government’s independence, advocacy for legislation that supports public disclosure and support for the public’s right to know.Click here to read an article in LoHud for more on Bewlay’s appointment.More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: OpinionNew York residents have a new advocate for open government.Shoshanah Bewlay — a Vassar-educated lawyer, former general counsel for the state’s Office of Information and Technology Services, former agency records access officer, and longtime manager of the state Attorney General’s eDiscovery program — has been appointed as executive director of the state Committee on Open Government.She replaces Robert Freeman, the legendary open government guru who was fired in disgrace in June over allegations of sexually inappropriate conduct.
International real estate educator and author Tom Ferry was the first speaker to take to the stage at AREC18 on the Gold Coast on Sunday.FOCUSING on long-term business growth instead of personal growth is the key to success in the real estate industry.This was the message from one of the industry’s leading coaches and trainers, Tom Ferry, on Sunday.He was the first speaker to take the stage at the Australasian Real Estate Conference on the Gold Coast with part one of his presentation ‘The three pillars of success: mindset, model and marketing’. International real estate educator and author Tom Ferry.He said agents with a ‘growth mindset’, which included those who embraced challenges and found lessons and inspiration in other people’s success, were more likely to succeed in the industry. AREC 2018 ON THE GOLD COAST More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago Tom Ferry to return to AREC conference Those who gave up quickly and accepted the status quo, known as those with a ‘fixed mindset’, struggled to improve.He encouraged agents and property experts to build a strong team of people with a broad range of skills as well as to push the boundaries.“Our entire planet, our entire human existence is about evolution – improving, getting better, solving problems of the past,” Mr Ferry said.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:55Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:55 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWho is Tom Ferry?01:55“You have got to get outside your comfort zone.”He said working towards long-term growth was the motivation needed to get through the industry’s tough times.“Failure is learning, failure is nothing more than a lesson,” Mr Ferry said.“This is the time and the world needs you to step up and do something extraordinary.”Part two of his speech continues tomorrow from 8.15am.More than 4000 people attended the first day of the two-day conference, which features more than 30 speakers.
Share Sharing is caring! HealthLifestyle 10 Foods for Healthy Hair. by: – April 19, 2011 Share Share Tweet 30 Views no discussions Find out which foods will leave you with more luxurious hair, whether you eat them or spread them on your tresses.1. AvocadosWith over 25 vital nutrients, avocados pack a punch with Vitamins E and B. Replace your pricey conditioner with a ripe avocado and apply to wet hair after using your favorite cleanser and let it linger on your locks for a few minutes. Rinse throughly and you’ll have a clean, fresh, and shiny head of gorgeous hair.2. BeansBeans are a great source of vitamin B6 and folic acid; and the minerals magnesium, sulfur and zinc. Add black beans to your favorite Tex-Mex recipe or workday lunch for a vitamin and protein boost that will keep you and your hair shining throughout the day.3. Coconut OilThe ancient Indian practice of Ayurvedic medicine has relied on the power of coconut oil for centuries. Coconut oil is used as an anti-aging and stress relieving treatment – in addition to a miracle hair treatment. Massaging coconut oil throughout your hair just a few times per week can keep your hair free from dandruff, split ends, and hair-loss. Plus, the fresh coconut scent will instantly transport you to the beach – how’s that for stress relief?4. DairyNot only does dairy build strong bones, but it also keeps your hair strong with calcium and Vitamins D and B12. Fill up on low-fat milk and cottage cheese to keep your gorgeous hair growing strong.5. EggsWhether you like them scrambled, poached, over-easy, or sunny side up; eggs are an inexpensive way to get the protein you need to start your day off right. But did you know that you can skip the pricey organic shampoo for a natural egg shampoo that will cleanse your hair and give it a gorgeous luster? Massage egg yolks into your hair and let it sit for 10-15 minutes and then rinse with cool water. Your hair will be sparkling clean and your wallet will thank you.6. HalibutSeafood is a great way to stay slim and keep your heart healthy, and it can also benefit your hair. Halibut is full of more iron than other seafood, keeping your hair strong. Broil, bake, or grill this tasty fish for a great way to get the iron that your hair craves.7. HoneyNot only will honey sweeten your tea, it can also add some sweetness and shine to your hair. Mix 2 tbsp of honey with 2/3 cup of olive oil, massage into hair and wrap with a warm towel for a half-hour, rinse with warm water. Although it may seem a little sticky, your hair will appreciate the sweet effort.8. PeasPeas provide an excellent way to get the carbohydrates and potassium that your hair needs to stay vibrant and strong. Although they contain more calories than other green vegetables, these nutrient-filled calories will keep you full and your hair at its healthiest.9. TurkeyFull of lean protein, turkey is an excellent choice for iron, which makes for healthy, strong hair. With less calories and fat than beef, turkey can be eaten more frequently and that means more ways to get solid protein in your diet. Replace bacon with turkey bacon and throw a few turkey burgers on the grill for a lean, mean way to keep your hair strong.10. WalnutsAn excellent source of Vitamin E, walnuts provide a crunchy and satisfying way to give your hair the oils it needs to stay full of shine and luster. But walnuts can also be used to replace expensive hair color treatments. Grind the nuts and boil in hot water, strain, cool and apply to your hair for 20 minutes. The walnut mixture will naturally keep the pigmentation in your hair, keeping those pesky grays at bay.
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Press Association Speculation suggested the Tigers were ready to launch a £3million bid for the Republic of Ireland international, provided he was willing to take a cut on his reported £40,000-per-week wages to return to the top flight. Wolves are keen to offload the 29-year-old as part of cost-cutting measures following relegation to Sky Bet League One, but Bruce insists Doyle – or any other striker for that matter – is not currently on his radar. “I don’t really know where that has come from,” he told talkSPORT. “I have been linked with about 150 players and we have taken in four. “We have brought in Danny Graham (on loan from Sunderland) and then we brought in big Yannick Sagbo from Evian last week so in that department we are okay at the moment.” Having not been included in Wolves’ matchday 18 for their season opener at Preston, Doyle stepped off the bench in the Capital One Cup defeat at Morecambe before starting Saturday’s 4-0 win over Gillingham. Hull boss Steve Bruce has dismissed rumours linking the Premier League newcomers with a move for Wolves striker Kevin Doyle.
USA reached the CONCACAF Gold Cup final as Clint Dempsey equalled the nation’s goalscoring record in a 2-0 win against Costa Rica.Clint Dempsey scored a record-equalling goal to help the United States reach the CONCACAF Gold Cup final after a 2-0 win over Costa Rica.Dempsey set up Jozy Altidore for the game’s opening goal in the 72nd minute at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday.His clever 25-yard free-kick then saw him draw level with Landon Donovan on a record 57 goals for USA.Bruce Arena’s men were deserved winners as they reached the decider, in which they will face either Mexico or Jamaica on Wednesday.Dempsey was dropped to the bench for the clash as Arena made five changes to the team that beat El Salvador 2-0 in the quarter-finals.Eric Lichaj, Justin Morrow, Matt Hedges and Gyasi Zardes also made way, with Jorge Villafana, Matt Besler, Graham Zusi, Kellyn Acosta and Jordan Morris starting.Costa Rica were unchanged from the team that edged past Panama 1-0 in the quarter-finals.USA almost made the perfect start as Altidore and Morris exchanged passes, the latter hitting the post just seconds into the clash.The tournament hosts had their second chance in the 15th minute, but Altidore decided to pass the ball back into the middle of the box instead of taking a shot himself. Acosta then hit a right-footed shot high and wide to the right.Marco Urena tried to put Costa Rica on the board in the 37th minute after streaking down the middle of the field, but his shot was blocked by a charging Tim Howard.USA continued to look the more likely and they almost struck seven minutes into the second half.With Costa Rica goalkeeper Patrick Pemberton off his line, an incoming cross for Altidore was too high, and Darlington Nagbe was unable to capitalise afterwards.But USA would finally take the lead in the 72nd minute, thanks to Dempsey and Altidore.Dempsey did brilliantly to find space before releasing Altidore, who finished well in a one-on-one with Pemberton.Victory was sealed through the record-equalling goal from Dempsey, the forward smartly placing a free-kick under a jumping wall and into the bottom corner to send USA into the final.
Fair trade · Shawn Ren, assistant director of PSA, gave students an overview of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Monday. – Mariya Dondonyan | Daily TrojanThe Political Student Assembly and Undergraduate Student Government Program Board hosted a discussion and a debate about the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday night.In June, a Trade Promotion Authority bill was passed that would allow Congress to conduct a fast-track vote on any trade legislation, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership.“It allows the president to force Congress to vote on a [trade] bill with limited debate time and no amendments, so they can’t filibuster and take forever to vote on it,” said Shawn Ren, assistant director of PSA, who led the discussion.This partnership will essentially open up trade among 12 different countries, which includes Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, United States, Vietnam, Chile, Brunei, Singapore and New Zealand.“Each of these countries will vote in their own legislatures to ratify this partnership by 2016,” Ren said. “The official goal was to enhance trade and investment among the TPP partner countries to promote innovation, economic growth and development and to support the retention and creation of new jobs.”There are two objectives that this partnership hopes to accomplish.“One [objective] is to lower tariffs across all TPP countries so that there is increased trade between those countries and two is to establish something called an Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanism,” Ren said. “This mechanism will allow foreign investors to sue a country if that country passes a law that violates the trade agreement.”TPP will regulate a vast variety of goods and services that will be traded across different nations.“If it passes, it will regulate everything from the automotive industry, to IP law and to sanitary standards of food,” Ren said. “That’s how big it is. It is going to affect everything.”Many support the bill, arguing that it will allow unencumbered, free trade among nations and create many jobs.The Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanism has come under criticism by both Republicans and Democrats due to its complexity and the fact that international lawyers will arbitrate investment conflicts without the use of the respective country’s judicial system. Ren showed a video in which Sen. Elizabeth Warren attacked the bill because of this provision.“The name may sound mild, but don’t be fooled. Agreeing to ISDS in this enormous new treaty would tilt the playing field in the United States further in favor of big, multinational corporations,” Warren said in the video. “Worse, it undermines U.S. sovereignty.”This provision of the partnership will give lawyers the power to dictate American law without actually stepping foot in an American court.“It forces the U.S. to change their laws because they do not want to get fined [by these international lawyers],” Ren said. “In some ways, other third parties are affecting the U.S. law, which a lot of people do not like.”Ren also showed a video of Sen. Bernard Sanders’s opinion regarding the TPP, which centered around the loss of American jobs and the power of corporations.“If you are a big corporation, why are you going to pay an American worker $15 or $20 an hour and provide decent benefits and obey environmental laws, when you could shut down here, go to China, pay people very low wages and bring your products back in America,” Sanders said. “The TPP is a new easy way for corporations to shut down in America and to send jobs abroad.”Following the brief overview of the partnership given by Ren, the floor was opened up for discussion among the students in attendance.The main debates were whether or not the TPP should be implemented, whether corporations should pay outsourced labor at wages that can many times be less than the equivalent of one dollar and the necessity of industrial development for developing nations and the negative consequences associated with such.“I’m definitely for the TPP primarily because I think that a lot of economists agree that when you have more free trade countries tend to be more peaceful,” said Jonathan Gunn, a junior majoring in economics and philosophy. “The TPP will be a force of prosperity not only for the United States but also for the pacific region and create better relationships between countries.”Gunn said students gained insight into this topic following the meeting.“I think we had a really good discussion despite the fact that not many people are econ majors,” Gunn said. “But I think that people got the gist of what the treaty is about because it is something complicated that is going to affect everyone in this room somehow or other.”The discussion was one of a weekly series.“We wanted to combat political apathy on campus and educate the student body about political issues even with kids who don’t know much about politics and don’t take political science classes,” Ren said. “This was kind of a response to that.”
The No. 18 USC women’s tennis team wrapped up competition in Ojai, Calif., at the 2010 Pac-10 singles and doubles championships Friday, after falling short of a few semifinal bids.“It would have been nice to have someone from USC in the finals, but I think we were more focused on being fresh and healthy for NCAA’s,” junior Cristala Andrews said.The No. 3 nationally ranked singles player for USC (13-9, 5-3), junior Maria Sanchez, rested a stress fracture in her ankle and didn’t compete in the weekend’s tournament.While senior Sarah Fansler and freshman Valeria Pulido fell in the first round of the championship singles bracket to different California opponents, sophomore Alison Ramos made it to the round of 16 by outlasting her Washington challenger in three sets in the opening round. Ramos was then stopped in a close match by Arizona State University’s Hannah James 7-6 (5), 6-4.Meanwhile, in the invitational singles bracket, juniors Lyndsay Kinstler and Leyla Entekhabi won their first singles matches but then were defeated in the round of 16. Fourth-seeded Andrews shut out her opponent in the round of 16 to enter in the quarterfinal round but was edged 6-3, 6-2 by UCLA’s Nina Pantic.In the championship flight of doubles play, Fansler and Kinstler withdrew in the first round because of injury. On the other end of the bracket, Ramos and Lao came out with a powerful 8-6 win to advance themselves to the quarterfinals. Next, they faced the second seeded duo from UCLA and fell short of a semifinal bid by losing 8-2.In the invitational flight, Andrews and Pulido followed suit by earning a spot in the quarterfinal round with an 8-1 win over Arizona’s pair. They were later taken down by 8-5 to a pair from Washington.The Women of Troy will next compete at the NCAA championships next month.
Ball (above), who currently leads the Big Ten in yards per carry, had a career game against Purdue, rushing for 223 yards and three touchdowns in a 62-17 rout for the Badgers.[/media-credit]If one game could adequately encapsulate what Montee Ball has become to the Wisconsin football team, it came last Saturday against Purdue.With the Badgers having suffered two agonizing last-minute losses at Ohio State and at Michigan State, Wisconsin was in dire need of a victory to preserve its Big Ten title and BCS bowl hopes. A loss would have given UW its third of the season and relegated all of the Badgers’ lofty postseason hopes to what-if status.On the first play from scrimmage, Ball took a handoff from quarterback Russell Wilson and surged through a perfectly formed hole by left guard Travis Frederick (who had pulled from left-to-right), wide receiver Nick Toon (responsible for blocking the safety that came down in run support) and tight end Jake Byrne (coming in motion to the right side to block the left defensive end). About seven yards later, Ball made one would-be tackler miss and sprinted 44 yards downfield before being tripped up.The rush set up Wisconsin’s first touchdown of the day four plays later, but it also set a promising tone for both UW’s offense and Ball himself. The Badgers, finally back at home, got the win they desperately needed, while Ball rushed 20 times for a career-high 223 yards and three touchdowns. His 11.2 yards-per-carry average was the highest of his career and his three touchdowns tied Brian Calhoun’s school record of 24 in a single season. Wisconsin routed Purdue 62-17, and many of the wrongs in UW’s suddenly topsy-turvy season were righted.For Ball, Saturday’s game was arguably the finest of his career and a profound testament to the season he’s been having. Through nine games, Ball has rushed for 1,076 yards and 21 touchdowns on 162 carries. Those 21 touchdowns are the most in the nation, and his 6.6-yards-per-carry average is the highest in the Big Ten.“Most of his numbers have come when the game is not out of hand,” running backs coach Thomas Hammock said. “He hasn’t been in games where he pads stats or does some things like that. Obviously, that’s not a part of the game. You want to play when needed. Every time he’s played, he’s been needed. Nothing more, nothing less.”All together, Ball’s performance has bolstered an offense that was already widely expected to be one of the nation’s most electric once Wilson transferred over the summer.“He’s running really, really hard,” Frederick said of Ball. “What I love about Montee is that he’s going to run north and south. He’s going to hit the hole and he’s not going to dance around. For offensive linemen, that’s really helpful, because that makes it easier for you to stay on a guy or be on the right landmark on a guy because you know that [Montee’s] going to hit that north and south.”The progression Ball has taken from sophomore to junior year seems natural, though his emergence as Wisconsin’s top rushing threat has clear roots. Last season, Ball burst into prominence following a promising freshman year to join the Badgers’ three-headed running back monster with then-junior John Clay and then-freshman James White.White and Clay each eclipsed 1,000 yards on the season (1,052 and 1,012, respectively), but Ball fell four yards short of the standard coveted by running backs. Ball’s 18 touchdowns did lead Wisconsin’s Rose Bowl squad, though a sense of failure lingered as the Wentzville, Mo., native entered the offseason.“The benchmark for running backs, they want to reach 1,000 yards,” Ball said. “Last year, I fell short, and I really wanted to make sure that I made that mark this year.”In reaching that mark through nine games this season, Ball has also surpassed his 18-touchdown total from last season. His 162 carries are one carry short of all he got last year, a sign of his blossoming into Wisconsin’s true No. 1 running back.Entering the season, a two-pronged attack with Ball and White was largely expected, but the sophomore has taken a backseat to Ball. After averaging 6.7 yards per carry last year, White is averaging 5.1 this season. The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., native hasn’t rushed for 100 yards in a single game all season, and since rushing for 87 yards on 13 carries (6.7 yards per) on Oct. 15 against Indiana, he hasn’t rushed for more than 4.0 yards per carry in any game since. In fact, his totals have fallen every game since – from 3.8 to 3.2 and then 2.9 against Purdue.White’s decline hasn’t necessarily harmed the Badgers – he has continued to develop as a strong receiver out of the backfield – though it has cemented Ball’s role as the top running back on the team.“I really wanted to become the feature back,” Ball said of his offseason goals. “I wanted all that pressure on my shoulders. I feel like I really enjoy pressure; I want to see what I can do with it. James, the same thing; he wants to be the feature back as well. I feel like I worked extremely hard in the offseason and carried it forward to this season.”In adapting to a role requiring more responsibility and accountability, Ball has proven a heightened sense of leadership that Wisconsin’s offense surely needed once Clay decided to leave early for the NFL after last season.“It’s always a transition from being one of a couple guys with an upperclassman above you to being the guy,” Hammock said. “I think he’s taken that responsibility, he’s taken that ownership. You can see it in practice, the way he works he says, ‘I’m going to lead by the way I work, and I want you guys to follow me.’ He’s done a great job with doing that.”