Two Chautauqua County Men Injured In Saturday Evening Scooter Crash

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Stock Image.CLYMER – Two Chautauqua County men were taken to the hospital following a scooter crash on Ravlin Hill Road in the Town of Clymer on Saturday evening.The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office reports the Clymer and Sherman Fire Departments responded to a motor vehicle crash with injury just after 5 p.m.Through investigation, deputies say 31-year-old Justin Teed struck 19-year-old James Troyer who was traveling eastbound in the roadway on a scooter.Deputies say Troyer was transported by ambulance to Hamot Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, while Teed was taken to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital with minor injuries. The Sheriff’s Office says no charges are pending at this time.last_img read more

Bryan Cranston Welcomes Breaking Bad Buddy Aaron Paul to All the Way

first_img Star Files Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 29, 2014 View Comments Bryan Cranston All the Way Now that he’s playing U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson in Broadway’s All the Way, it’s safe to say that Bryan Cranston’s meth-cooking days are over. But on March 13, the Emmy winner had a very special visitor from his old blue sky days: His Breaking Bad partner in crime, Aaron Paul! After seeing Cranston’s performance in the new drama by Robert Schenkkan, Paul headed backstage to catch up with his former co-star. As far as we know, they didn’t drive the R.V. out to the desert for old time’s sake, but there’s no way to be sure. Check out this Hot Shot of the two stars hanging out backstage at the Neil Simon Theatre, then see Cranston on Broadway in All the Way!last_img read more

Memorial Services Planned for Suffolk Presiding Officer William Lindsay

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York William Lindsay, presiding officer of Suffolk County Legislature, has died.Family and friends will pay their respects this weekend to William Lindsay (D-Holbrook), the Suffolk County Legislature presiding officer, who died earlier this week.The first service will be held at Raynor & D’Andrea Funeral Home Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. Another will be held at the William H. Rogers Legislative Building in Hauppauge Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m.Lindsay, who was 67, died Wednesday at Stony Brook University Hospital around noon, his spokesman said. Lindsay had been battling cancer for about two years.His colleagues received the news shortly after he died. Many of them said Lindsay epitomized public service and had an unstoppable determination to get things done despite his battle with cancer.“Bill stands as a shining example of what all public officials should strive to become,” said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.Former county legislator Jon Cooper said Suffolk has never known a finer presiding officer.“He was a terrific legislator and I think the best presiding officer that we’ve had in the history of Suffolk County Legislature and I don’t say that lightly,” he said.The Holbrook Democrat was first elected presiding officer in 2006 and was re-elected every year since.Lindsay is survived by his wife, Pat, and three children. He also has four grandchildren.last_img read more

Zephyr Teachout Concedes With a Victory Speech

first_img#455043410 / gettyimages.com Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York [dropcap]E[/dropcap]normous sparkling chandeliers decorated most of the ceiling. A DJ rocked out to loud party tunes, some contemporary, but most from the ‘70s and ‘80s–like Blondie’s “Call Me,” and the British band Naked Eyes’ “Always Something There to Remind Me.” The bar served fancy cocktails while a few waitresses squeezed through the crowd, passing hors d’oeuvres. Hudson Terrace was standing-room only with college students slumped in clumps by the bar. If it wasn’t for the open laptops, television crews and cameras, journalists with faces lit blue in Twitter-light and the presence of a “cautiously optimistic” Tim Wu, this could have been just another Manhattan nightclub. Except it wasn’t. This was a night for Zephyr Teachout, a Fordham Law professor and the woman trying to make history by defeating Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and Wu, Teachout’s running mate, to bask in the glory of their insurgent campaign. With an insurmountable financial deficit and bare-bones campaign staff, there weren’t many people who believed the pair of professors would put a scare into the Cuomo-Kathy Hochul ticket-but they did. Excited chatter could be heard through the music, a rolling electricity born of the knowledge that as polls closed across New York state at 9 p.m., the audience might bear witness to headline-worthy history. The Teachout/Wu “victory party” was underway.Journalist after journalist besieged lieutenant governor candidate Wu, a Columbia Law professor, who maintained a cool exterior, his wife engulfed somewhere in the crowd.“My favorite moments have been with my staff,” Wu told the Press, as he reflected on the campaign. “We’re a very small team of five of us. We’re a family taking on a massive million-dollar machine. It was kind of exciting. There were moments when we were like, ‘I can’t believe this is happening.’ I think when they (Cuomo and Hochul) first started striking back, we were like, ‘What on Earth is going on that Hillary Clinton is campaigning against us?’ ”The Teachout/Wu gubernatorial campaign began as a grassroots trickle, a David-versus-Goliath effort to restore the New York Governor’s office to the Democratic values they both believe it had lost in Cuomo’s first term as governor. After three months of tireless campaigning, that trickle gave way to a tidal wave of small donor public support, leading to endorsements by the Sierra Club, the National Organization of Women, The Nation and, for Wu, The New York Times.Lt. Gov. hopeful Timothy Wu at the Teachout/Wu primary party Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 in New York City. (Jaime Franchi/Long Island Press)Teachout and Wu brought choice to the Democratic voters of New York, challenging the incumbent who possessed a massive war chest and was able to outspend them by what the Teachout campaign said was nearly 10 to one.“I think the battle for the heart and soul of the Democratic Party is on right now,” Wu told the Press, using an oft-repeated campaign rallying cry. “Regardless of the result of this, it has begun.”According to Teachout and Wu, that heart and soul is made up of progressive issues: income inequality, public education, fracking (they’d ban it), immigrant rights, and restoring a small business economy. Jocelyn Carlisle, a voter who came out to the party to show her support, believed that the current administration had abandoned those values.“You know what? We have a Democratic governor and a Democratic legislature and we’re talking about fracking in this state,” she complained to the Press. “I mean this is ridiculous! This is a complete sell out. I don’t want someone who’s supported by the Koch Brothers and by Big Oil and I want a true progressive.”Yet, despite making significant inroads, around 10:30 p.m., the Associated Press called the election for Cuomo and Hochul. Mike Boland, Teachout’s campaign manager, announced that the underdogs had lost. At the time, Teachout had secured 35 percent of the vote and had won 23 counties, including Albany. (Teachout and Wu ended up with 34 and 40 percent of the vote, respectively, a result that symbolized significant dissatisfaction from tens of thousands of Democrats toward Cuomo.) Wu took the stage first, thanking his supporters. In a nod perhaps to Lord Voldemort (the evil villain in the “Harry Potter” books whom Teachout and Wu previously likened themselves to), Wu never mentioned the name of his opponents who had failed to acknowledge the existence of Teachout/Wu campaign. Instead, he spoke of the heart of the Democratic ticket.“We are now living in a period where we have lost touch with the fundamental American value of equality and that must change and the Democratic Party must lead that change,” he announced in his concession speech. “Corporations are not people. We need to reaffirm that this is a country that cares about humans more than it cares about legal fictions.”He claimed that the Republican Party had “hijacked” the identity of the smart party of small business when “in fact all they are doing is everything possible to hijack our economy and deliver it to the interest of non-human parties.”“That must stop,” he implored.The first active step is for people like Teachout to step forward, he said.“It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to be on the campaign trail with Zephyr,” added Wu. “I have this to say: Zephyr Teachout is the cure for cynicism. Cynicism haunts our country like a disease. People have lost faith. They look at issues like inequality, corruption, and they think there is nothing they can do and then they meet Zephyr and they say there is something we can do.”Teachout took the stage with a wide grin and glassy eyes, vowing to celebrate the night. She cited Cuomo’s newfound progressive vision from recent promises of renewed cooperation with state Democrats to promising to be open to public campaign funding in the next term to “breaking the silence” on fracking as direct results–and clear victories–of her and Wu’s campaign.Over chants of “Thank you! Thank you!” from the raucous crowd, Teachout conceded in an emotional and triumphant speech.“I will not be your next governor, but the Democrats have been heard. You have been heard,” she told the crowd. “There is no politician in this state who doesn’t know about you and know about what you care about right now. Tonight.”“We have made history,” she continued. “What we have done here is incredible. This campaign demonstrates the rise of a new force in New York politics and in American politics. It’s a fearless force. It’s of Democrats who believe in all of us and are willing to fight for it. Zephyr Teachout during her concession speech after losing the democratic primary to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “I will not be the next governor of this state,” she said, “but the Democrats have spoken and they have been heard.” (Jaime Franchi/Long Island Press“Here’s what we’re fighting for: We are fighting for–you’ve heard me say it before but I’m not going to stop fighting for it–the best public schools in the country, we’re fighting to ban fracking, we’re fighting for a small business economy, we’re fighting to remain the state that is most open to immigrants of all the states in the country, and we are fighting against the scourge of inequality which we cannot afford.”She spoke of the Moreland Commission scandal, which Cuomo reportedly disbanded when investigators got too close to his allies. She described the tacit support of the elected officials who failed to speak out against Cuomo at the time as a symptom of “the politics of fear.”“I hope what we have shown is that it’s all right to speak up,” Teachout said. “Democrats don’t need to be scared anymore. I’m here. I’m with you. Nothing terrible has happened. Wonderful things have happened. So it is alright to speak up in Albany if maybe the governor is pushing for more tax cuts for the wealthy. Maybe somebody is pushing for more cuts to education. Maybe somebody is pushing for hydrofracking. Democrats of New York have to shed their fear and speak up against it. “I think and hope that going forward they will do that, because elected officials may know they have a duty to criticize de facto leaders or to criticize the corruption they see, but when they have felt your force and know that you are behind them, they’re going to feel a lot more power and pride in speaking up,” she said.Teachout stated her belief that her campaign succeeded in pushing the Cuomo agenda significantly to the left and holding the governor accountable for what she said were his right-leaning policy decisions.“Because of our campaign, Andrew Cuomo is now actively campaigning on the DREAM Act,” Teachout declared. “Because of our campaign, he’s now actively campaigning, saying that he increased school funding, taking pride in increasing school funding which has been the bedrock of our campaign. We held the line and we wouldn’t compromise on women’s rights and Governor Andrew Cuomo has now fully committed to be behind all 10 points in the Women’s Equality Act.”She ended her speech to thunderous applause, priding herself on her campaign’s ability to maintain dignity–and perhaps to help restore dignity–throughout the political process.“I ran for an old-fashioned reason. I thought I’d make a better governor than the other guy. But I am thrilled–although that isn’t going to happen–I am thrilled with all of these victories we have had in these past three months. And one of the victories I hope we have had has to do with restoring dignity to our democracy. I believe in the equal dignity for every person. That’s a demanding belief, but it’s a serious one. We all have greater political dignity when we collectively act, we collectively come together and fight for people who don’t otherwise have a voice.”Then she held her arms triumphantly in the air and you’d swear Goliath had been defeated after all.last_img read more

Hunt says credit unions feeling the squeeze

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel Carrie Hunt said Tuesday that the House Financial Services Committee’s hearing on the draft “Financial CHOICE Act” demonstrates the importance of striking the right capital balance so financial institutions may thrive.The draft legislation, from committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, includes a NAFCU-supported repeal of the Durbin amendment and relief for well-capitalized institutions from certain restrictions imposed by functional regulators. The draft bill contemplates a regulatory burden “off ramp” for institutions with capital ratios exceeding 10 percent.“The crush of regulatory burden, primarily from [CFPB] rules, and the current rate environment have put a squeeze on credit unions,” said Hunt. “As member-owned, not-for-profit cooperatives, credit unions are conservatively run institutions with strong capital. Credit unions deserve exemption from regulations designed to control greed, and they need capital rules tailored to recognize the credit union difference and business model.” continue reading »last_img read more

Kamala Harris Makes California History

first_img“She maybe didn’t quite imagine this moment,” Ms. Harris said of her mother. “But she believed so deeply in an America where a moment like this is possible, and so I am thinking about her and about the generations of women, Black women, Asian, white, Latina, Native American women — who throughout our nation’s history have paved the way for this moment tonight.”There is one more historic distinction that in some ways encapsulates all of the above: Ms. Harris is a Californian. Her casual use of the Tamil word “chittis” to refer to her aunts in her nomination acceptance speech was remarkable largely because it was onstage at the Democratic National Convention.“I’m Tamil myself and it has a resonance for people who use that word as part of how they talk about their families,” Mr. Ramakrishnan said. “But things like that, immigrants in general can relate to — even if you don’t understand the word.”Ms. Harris’s long career in the Golden State also means that for Californians especially, her status as a barrier-breaking politician is only one part of a complex legacy as San Francisco’s and the state’s former “top cop.”And while representation can be powerful, as we saw repeatedly during the presidential race, it’s not everything. Todd Gloria, who will be San Diego’s next mayor, will be the first person of color to have the job, as well as the first openly gay man. He’s also entering the office with new mayoral power. [The San Diego Union-Tribune] What’s in a name? For Kamala Harris, like many other Americans, it’s a way of expressing identity. [NBC News] – Advertisement – Read the full story about Ms. Harris’s ascension to the vice presidency. [The New York Times] Read more background on the bitter fight. [The New York Times] On Saturday, Gov. Gavin Newsom, in addition to describing Ms. Harris, a fellow San Francisco politician and friend, as “a walking, whip-smart embodiment of the California Dream,” tweeted a celebratory video of her dancing in the rain soundtracked by a song popular on TikTok that says, “I’m sorry for drippin’, but drip is what I do.” In the video, Ms. Harris sported her signature combination. Listen to Ms. Harris talk about growing up with Indian and Jamaican roots in Northern California on the Asian Enough podcast. [The Los Angeles Times] If you missed it: A crowd danced in the streets outside Ms. Harris’s childhood home in Berkeley. [The San Francisco Chronicle] His vice president will be Senator Kamala Harris.Her rise to the highest office in the nation ever occupied by a woman has been full of historic milestones: the first Black woman to become San Francisco’s and then California’s top prosecutor, the second Black woman to become a senator.Now, not only will she be the first woman vice president, she will also be the first Black woman, the first South-American woman, and the first daughter of immigrants to hold the role.- Advertisement – In her speech on Saturday night, she drew a direct line from her mother, Dr. Shyamala Gopalan Harris, who came to the United States when she was 19, through her own career and to generations of women in the future. Diana Gutierrez, 26, who joined a group parading through downtown to a rally at Pershing Square on Saturday morning, said she was undocumented in 2016 when President Trump was elected; she had come from Peru with her family in 2002 as a young child.She and Cori Bratby-Rudd, 26, said they hadn’t been dating long when they decided to get married four years ago, in part because they were worried Ms. Gutierrez would be deported.But a Biden victory brought enormous relief. Ms. Harris’s ascension was a significant factor.“I can’t even explain it,” she said, “for there to be a Black woman vice president with the ability to speak for immigrants. ”Ms. Bratby-Rudd added, “We’re elated.”Shanyn Stokes, 28, said: “I think she’s been doing the best she can. I do believe her heart’s in the right place.”Ms. Stokes, who is Black, said Ms. Harris’s victory was an encouraging sign that Americans increasingly see women — and Black women specifically — as capable of any job a white man could do.Now, Ms. Stokes said, “I’m very hopeful to see what she does.” Read about what a Californian vice president means for the state. [The New York Times] Ms. Harris’s ancestral town in southern India also rejoiced at her win, but across the country, Indians wondered how things will change under a Biden-Harris administration. [The New York Times] Read about how her parents found a home, and each other, in a Black study group in Berkeley. [The New York Times] Here’s a guide to the races we’ve been watching in the Golden State. [The New York Times]And see all California results, including how each county voted in the presidential race. [The New York Times]California Today goes live at 6:30 a.m. Pacific time weekdays. Tell us what you want to see: CAtoday@nytimes.com. Were you forwarded this email? Sign up for California Today here and read every edition online here.Jill Cowan grew up in Orange County, graduated from U.C. Berkeley and has reported all over the state, including the Bay Area, Bakersfield and Los Angeles — but she always wants to see more. Follow along here or on Twitter.California Today is edited by Julie Bloom, who grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from U.C. Berkeley. Read a deeper dive into how Ms. Harris broke California’s “curse.” [New York Times Opinion] Darrell Issa, the Republican former congressman, beat Ammar Campa-Najjar, a Democrat, for the San Diego-area seat formerly occupied by Duncan Hunter. [The New York Times] George Gascón, San Francisco’s former district attorney who pitched himself as a progressive reformer, will become Los Angeles’s district attorney. District Attorney Jackie Lacey conceded on Friday. [The Los Angeles Times] Read more: Good morning.Joseph R. Biden Jr. has been elected president of the United States.- Advertisement – (This article is part of the California Today newsletter. Sign up to get it delivered to your inbox.)Here’s what else to know today For many Californians, Ms. Harris’s comfortable embrace of her multicultural upbringing and her decidedly West Coast vibe have felt familiar.“She brings a California sensibility, you know: the blazers with the Chucks,” Karthick Ramakrishnan, a professor of political science at the University of California, Riverside, told me. “I think it will be a breath of fresh air in D.C.” Ms. Harris has spoken out on issues of police misconduct, but she has struggled to reconcile her calls for reform with her record as California’s “top cop.” Here’s a look at how that’s played out. [The New York Times] – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Gerindra politician considers filing report over alleged sexual harassment

first_imgWhile Cipta did not mention the candidate by name, many believed he was referring to Rahayu since she was the only female candidate running for the South Tangerang deputy mayor’s seat. Cipta also wrote the tweet several hours after she posted photos of herself running in a pair of jogging shorts to her social media accountsCipta’s tweet has been deleted.Rahayu wrote on her Facebook account on Monday that she was “upset because there’s a politician who objectifies women, including those running in a regional election.”“I’m also considering to [report this incident to law enforcers],” Rahayu wrote in the statement. Gerindra Party lawmaker Rahayu Saraswati Djojohadikusumo is considering to file a police report against two other politicians for alleged sexual harassment on Twitter.Democratic Party politician Cipta Panca Laksana tweeted on his personal Twitter account @Panca66: “The thighs of a South Tangerang deputy mayor candidate are so smooth.” It was later retweeted by former State-Owned Enterprises Ministry secretary Muhammad Said Didu. Read also: Virtual harassment rampant during work-from-home, survey findsShe added that she believed the incident was only the tip of the iceberg of sexual harassment against women, as the sexual objectification of women had become a norm within society.Rahayu said she was triggered by several comments from social media users suggesting the incident had occurred due to the photo of her wearing jogging shorts.“If you have an opinion on what clothes someone should wear, it’s your right and I won’t judge you on that. But I believe that everyone has the right to wear whatever clothes they desire without having to experience harassment or discrimination,” said Rahayu.Rahayu will run as a candidate for South Tangerang deputy mayor in the upcoming regional election. She is running in the election with Muhamad and they are backed by Gerindra and the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P).Topics :last_img read more

NEST appoints EM debt manager but keeps quiet on strategy timeline

first_imgThe UK’s National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) has hired Amundi to oversee its push into emerging market (EM) debt, but it would not be drawn on when it will begin allocating towards an asset class that has recently seen significant volatility.Mark Fawcett, CIO at the £690m (€936m) defined contribution fund, said it had not yet begun investing, noting the decision would be reached down the line by its investment committee.He explained that the decision on when to invest would be based on how NEST perceived the opportunity compared with its other asset classes, which include EM equity and property.“I would expect the emerging market debt weighting to be in a range of 0-10% – our modelling was suggesting that would be a typical range – and we will slowly build up to a level somewhere in the middle of that.” Fawcett emphasised he did not mean the fund would immediately head for a 5% allocation but that it was instead a rough estimate.The actively managed Amundi mandate, tendered in September last year, will allocate to corporate and government debt across around 25 local and hard currencies without hedging the fund’s currency exposure.The mandate comes as part of NEST’s push into single-asset mandates. “We wanted a manager that could take advantage of the opportunities where they lay,” Fawcett said, explaining the decision to opt for an actively managed mandate.“I don’t view it as our job, certainly at our current size in the state of evolution, to make the call on hard currency versus local, versus corporates.”Amundi was positive that the current low oil price would not see the number of sovereign defaults markedly increase, although its global EM strategist Abbas Ameli-Renani said the company was “extremely concerned” about a potential default by Venezuela as soon as this year.“That’s very much the exception, as far as sovereigns are concerned,” he said, noting the importance in the resurgence of flexible exchange rates“We are seeing more and more currencies in EM allowing floating exchange rates – countries such as Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan – which were previously fixed exchange rates to the dollar.”Ameli-Renani said exchange rates acted as an “adjustment valve” for oil-rich nations, and that, as a result, many had been able to avoid declines in fiscal balances.Fawcett said that his initial estimates for an exposure of up to 10% to EM debt referred to the growth phase of NEST’s default fund.But he said the foundation phase – roughly the first five years of a member’s working life – would see some exposure to the asset class.He contrasted the approach with the absence of emerging market equities from the foundation phase, arguing that the region’s stocks were too volatile.The fund’s foundation phase targets a long-term volatility of 7%, compared with up to 12% for the growth phase, and is only expected to keep pace with inflation.last_img read more

Florida judge approves birth certificate listing three parents

first_imgReuters 7 Feb 2013A Florida judge has approved the adoption of a 22-month-old baby girl that will list three people as parents on her birth certificate — a married lesbian couple and a gay man.The decision ends a two-year paternity fight between the couple and a friend of the women who donated his sperm to father the child but later sought a larger role in the girl’s life.The ruling means the child’s birth certificate will include a biological father and both women as parents in an unusual arrangement approved recently by a Miami-Dade Circuit Court judge.The women, Maria Italiano, 43, and Cher Filippazzo, 38, had made several unsuccessful attempts to become parents using fertility clinics.They then turned to Italiano’s hair dresser, Massimiliano Gerina, and asked if he would provide his sperm for artificial insemination.“When push came to shove, they figured he would understand the situation,” said Kenneth Kaplan, an attorney for the women.“The mistake they made, however, was there should have been a written document spelling out what his rights and responsibilities were going to be.”According to Filippazzo, the three reached a verbal agreement before Italiano became pregnant. Filipazzo said the agreement meant she would adopt the baby and the two women, a longtime couple, would raise the child together.But shortly before the baby was born, Gerina decided he wanted to be considered a parent and not a sperm donor. The women disagreed. Under Florida law, sperm donors have no legal rights to children.Gerina hired a lawyer, setting off nearly two years of legal wrangling.http://ca.news.yahoo.com/florida-judge-approves-birth-certificate-listing-three-parents-233555185.htmllast_img read more