Hunter Hayes, Shaq highlight Homecoming festivities

first_imgTCU FrogFest in 2015. Photo courtesy of TCU 360. Twitter This author does not have any more posts. Previous articleFootball treating Texas like any other opponentNext articleThe Leap 10/22/19 Chad Vautherine RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Chad Vautherine TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin ReddItcenter_img Twitter Facebook ReddIt Linkedin printTCU FrogFest in 2015. Photo by TCU 360 staff photographer. TCU is bringing in well-known celebrities for this year’s Homecoming events to engage the student body and keep them involved post-graduation. There will be plenty of school spirit on the Commons Friday night, as the marching band and cheer squad will get everyone in attendance excited for Saturday’s football game against Texas.The Homecoming pep rally will be headlined by a Hunter Hayes concert and fireworks show afterwards.“With Hunter Hayes coming to TCU, we have a bigger artist this year for FrogFest than we have had in the past,” said Brad Thompson, the assistant director of Student Activities.  The festivities will continue after the fireworks show at Schollmaier Arena, where Shaquille O’Neal, going by his alias DJ Diesel, will host the Schollmaier Live basketball kickoff.  Schollmaier Live will include a three-point contest, a dunk contest and performances from a couple of DJs.  DIESEL (@SHAQ) IS COMING TO FUNKYTOWNJoin our programs at Schollmaier Live on Oct. 25! #GoFrogs pic.twitter.com/Y8c6g1XI6g— TCU Athletics (@TCU_Athletics) October 1, 2019 Kelly Lee, the Student Activities coordinator, said that the goal for Homecoming in the future is to get more students involved now so that they will stay involved as alumni.  “A lot of our ideas with bringing in a bigger artist and bringing in Shaq is driven by what we want Homecoming to become in the future,” Lee said. “I hope that Homecoming this weekend will remind the students of the legacies left here at TCU so that one day, they will come back home to TCU.”On Saturday, TCU football will take on the Texas Longhorns at 2:30 p.m. at Amon G. Carter Stadium.   The Frogs will be donning new uniforms when they take the field Saturday with red trim on their helmets and red numbers on their uniforms. When our backs are against the wall, we, Horned Frogs, know only one response….. 𝙬𝙚 𝙛𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩.#GoFrogs #BeatUT pic.twitter.com/xFUMtvDPll— TCU Football (@TCUFootball) October 22, 2019 The pep rally will take place on the Commons at 6:00 p.m. Friday, with the Hunter Hayes concert beginning at 6:30 p.m. Intermittent rain is expected Friday with temperatures in the high-40s to low-50s. Schollmaier Live will begin at 8 p.m. Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution last_img read more

Pasadena Releases Two Reports Detailing Minimum Wage Increase Impact on the City

first_img ShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes TOP STORY Pasadena Releases Two Reports Detailing Minimum Wage Increase Impact on the City Published on Friday, January 25, 2019 | 2:22 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img https://pasadenanow.com/documents/LeamerMW.pdf Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Reich currently serves as a Professor of Economics at University of California, Berkeley and has recently served as Director for the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at UC Berkeley. His research publications cover numerous areas of labor economics and political economy. Dr. Reich has a B.A. in Mathematics from Swarthmore College and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.Leamer served as an Assistant and Associate Professor at Harvard University before joining the UCLA faculty in 1975. Dr. Leamer currently serves as Professor of Economics, Professor of Management and Professor of Statistics at UCLA Anderson School of Management. He served as Director of the UCLA Anderson Forecast for seventeen years. He received a B.A. degree in mathematics from Princeton University and a Ph.D. degree in economics and an M.A. degree in mathematics from the University of Michigan.The City Council is expected to consider the issue of future increases to the local minimum wage at its meeting of February 11, 2019. First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. The City of Pasadena Friday released two studies detailing a minimum wage increase impact analysis to comply with the Pasadena Minimum Wage Ordinance.On March 14, 2016, the Pasadena City Council adopted a local minimum wage ordinance, Ordinance #7278. The ordinance required that on or before February 2019, the City Manager presents a report to the City Council summarizing the impact of the city-wide minimum wage on reducing poverty, unemployment, job creation, and overall business climate.City staff prepared a Request for Proposal seeking responses to assess the impact of the City’s minimum wage on workers, businesses, city residents, and the broader community. As the result, the City selected two independent consultants to analyze the impact of the Pasadena Minimum Wage.The reports were prepared by Dr. Michael Reich and Dr. Edward Leamer.See the reports here:https://pasadenanow.com/documents/ReichMW.pdflast_img read more

Pistol prank lands woman in last chance saloon

first_imgEmail Facebook Previous articleOvernight fire at Limerick Prison containedNext articleLingerie thief had designs on ladies underwear admin WhatsApp Advertisement by Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A Limerick woman who threatened to blow a Garda’s head off with a imitation gun is now “in the last chance saloon”, a judge has warned.Judge Carroll Moran told 22-year-old Belinda O’Sullivan at Limerick Circuit Court that she had come to the end of the line and she was now in the last chance saloon in relation to her behaviour and pattern of regular offending.Ms O’Sullivan, with an address at the Travelodge Hotel, Coonagh, threatened to blow the head off a Garda with an imitation pistol after he seized a vehicle at the hotel on the Ennis Road.Garda Gavin Fisher told the court that he was impounding the vehicle when he was approached from behind by the defendant wielding the imitation weapon.Sticking the gun into the Garda’s back, O’Sullivan shouted “give me back my car or I’ll blow your f***ing head off.”A second Garda, who was with Garda Sisher, immediately disarmed the young woman and seized the weapon. Further examination revealed that it was a cigarette lighter made to look like a vintage pistol.The court heard of Ms O’Sullivan’s lengthy list of previous convictions that stemmed from a troubled background and upbringing.Defence Counsel Mark Nicholas said “it was a joke, and a pretty bad one at that”, but his client never intended to harm anyone.Garda Fisher didn’t take the same view and retorted that “it certainly wasn’t a joke” adding that “it was a very serious matter”.He told Judge Moran that the whole experience had been “very frightening and upsetting” for him.Although described as a drug addict with a number of issues, Judge Moran was told that Ms O’Sullivan was clean from drugs since she had been in custody.Imposing a total of three years in sentences, Judge Carroll Moran said that he would suspend the jail term on the warning that she had was now in “the last chance saloon.”center_img NewsBreaking newsPistol prank lands woman in last chance saloonBy admin – December 27, 2013 1016 Print Twitter Linkedinlast_img read more

Supreme opening for new courthouse

first_imgPrint NewsCrime & CourtLimerickSupreme opening for new courthouseBy Staff Reporter – January 25, 2018 4062 Email Previous articleThe force is strong at Limerick City and County Council headquartersNext articleLimerick GAA club shows Racism the Red Card Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Update: Man charged in cash, drugs and tobacco seizure Facebook Linkedin Advertisement Limerick dog shelter had three times average kill rate Architect’s impression of the new Limerick courthouse. Twitter Video of llama in Limerick sparks outrage RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Struggling against the tide of animal abuse TAGSbarristercourtsJack NicholasLawlegallimerickLimerick CourtcomplexSupreme Court Assaults in Limerick under investigation New HR service for Shannon Chamber members FOR only the second time in its history, the Supreme Court will sit outside of Dublin and hear a number of cases in Limerick next March to coincide with the official opening of the new court complex on Mulgrave Street.The new multi-million euro Limerick court house complex will become operational and hear cases four weeks before the Supreme Court arrives.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A spokesperson for the Courts Services confirmed to the Limerick Post that the complex will open in the first week in February with the Supreme Court arriving in March for three days of hearings.Bar Council representative Jack Nicholas BL said that this would mark a unique event.“This is part of a move to make the highest court in the land more open. It sat in Cork a number of years ago and the fact that this is occurring at the same time the new complex is opening is unique.”It is expected that once the court complex becomes fully operational, all criminal cases before the Circuit and District courts will be heard at the Mulgrave Street premises and the Central Criminal Court is also expected to sit there to hear the most serious of offences.The present District Court building at City Hall is likely to be repurposed by Limerick City and County Council ahead of the 2019 local elections.See more Limerick news here WhatsApplast_img read more

USS Arlington Crewmembers Visit Namesake City

first_img View post tag: Crewmembers September 13, 2011 Training & Education View post tag: Visit Twenty-eight Sailors assigned to Pre-commissioning Unit Arlington (LPD 24) spent the weekend of Sept. 10-11 in the national capital region for the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11.“To be able to come here and represent the ship and the Navy to the people of Arlington – because in a sense it is their ship, too – is a huge privilege,” said Arlington’s Prospective Executive Officer Cmdr. Brett Hershman.Crew members spent part of the afternoon Sept. 10 with former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and his wife Joyce, the sponsor of the Navy’s newest amphibious transport dock ship.“It’s a very special treat to have these Sailors with us here today,” Mr. Rumsfeld said. “I know that all of the people in the Pentagon [on 9/11] and are alive today are very appreciative that the Navy decided to name a ship ‘Arlington.’ We look forward to following the crew and the ship and its service life over the coming decades.”Under construction at Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard, Arlington combines 21st century amphibious shipbuilding and warfighting technologies to support current and future Marine Corps aircraft and landing craft, and will be capable of taking nearly 1,200 Sailors and Marines into harm’s way. The ship, which will be commissioned in 2012, is named for Arlington County, Va. in commemoration of the 184 victims and heroes who lost their lives in the Sept.11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon.Mrs. Rumsfeld christened the ship in Pascagoula, Miss. March 26, and said she is thrilled to have that connection with the ship.“Naming a ship ‘Arlington’ says a lot about our country and the people who volunteer to serve in the Navy,” she explained. “It’s an honor, and for now and forever.“‘Arlington’ is our country’s way of saying ‘we have not forgotten,’” she continued. “It also means going forward with strength, honor and fortitude, and I feel lucky that we were able to have her Sailors in our home.”Arlington Sailors also visited the Pentagon Memorial.“The memorial is a quiet place for me to reflect, to remember what we are doing all this for,” Hershman noted.The Sailors also joined approximately 5,000 other runners in the 10th Annual Arlington 9/11 5K Sept. 10, and won second place in the “military teams” category.Arlington County Police Capt. Kevin Reardon, who attended the ship’s christening, welcomed the ship’s crew to Washington, D.C., a decade after the terrorist attack.“I think it is very appropriate that the ship is named after what took place at the Pentagon 10 years ago, and that some of her Sailors are here now to meet some of the victims’ family members, and the police officers who responded,” he added.Arlington Chaplain Lt. Victoria Chappell felt the trip to Washington D.C. was especially important for personal reasons.“When those atrocities were committed on 9/11, I was a math teacher in New York,” she recalled. “I knew a door in my life had closed and another one opened, and I went to a recruiter the next day to join the Navy. There is no better way to serve my country than aboard a ship named ‘Arlington.’”[mappress]Source: navy, September 13, 2011; View post tag: Namesake View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Arlington Crewmembers Visit Namesake City Share this articlecenter_img View post tag: usa View post tag: Arlington USS Arlington Crewmembers Visit Namesake City View post tag: USS View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: Citylast_img read more

News story: Cutting-edge digital map to boost Midlands engine

first_img A similar initiative was recently undertaken by Greater Manchester Combined Authority, which developed a digital map of assets and investment. It is estimated that the map saves planners and developers between one and three hours every time it is used. See the Greater Manchester Open Data Infrastructure Map online. Midlands Engine Chairman Sir John Peace said: This project will further cement the UK’s place as a geospatial world leader, once again showing our commitment to providing more opportunities for tech companies to flourish, including small businesses. Technology using this location data is revolutionising our economy. From navigating public transport to tracking supply chains and planning efficient delivery routes, these digital services are set to become part of everyday life and business in the Midlands. The government is also backing the Midlands through investment in vital transport links, such as HS2 which will include a new East Midlands station between Nottingham and Derby. In last week’s Budget, the Chancellor pledged to fuel the Midlands Engine and back the region’s growth and today we are building on that. By opening up this valuable data to both investors and developers we will create greater opportunities across the Midlands in vital areas like housebuilding. Through the harnessing of this data, we are encouraging both public and private sectors to work in smarter, more joined-up ways that will create jobs, boost productivity and grow the economy here in Derby and across the Midlands. Through the Midlands Engine Strategy, the government has set out its commitment to making the Midlands an even better place to live, work, study and do business. The strategy, launched last year, includes £20 million for the Midlands Skills Challenge to make sure that everyone across the region is equipped with the skills they need to thrive, as well as £4 million to support the Midlands Engine Partnership. Further information The Chancellor announced in November 2017 a new Geospatial Commission to maximise the value of all UK government data linked to location, and to create jobs and growth in a modern economy. The work is part of the government’s drive to maximise the value of data linked to locations, which could generate £11 billion a year. The work is led by the Geospatial Commission and was announced by the Chancellor in November 2017.Cabinet Office Minister for Implementation, Oliver Dowden MP, said: Last year, the West Midlands Combined Mayoral Authority received £250 million as part of the Transforming Cities Fund towards upgrading transport infrastructure. At the Budget, this fund was extended to 22/23, providing a further £71.5 million for the West Midlands. The Derby and Nottingham city region, Leicester and Stoke-on-Trent were recently shortlisted for a share of the £1.3 billion competitive element of the fund. This really is great news for everyone in the Midlands Engine Partnership. This will fund an invaluable one-stop digital map for local authorities that will allow them to work much faster and more efficiently. At the Midlands Engine we have committed to supporting the build of 600,000 new homes in the next 15 years. This is an ambitious target and the tool will support local authorities by giving them the information that they need to identify suitable development sites and work in a more joined-up way. The mapping tool will also allow faster and more informed decisions with ready access to maps of utilities, surgeries and educational establishments. Local business and council leaders across the Midlands will receive up to £1.5 million to pioneer cutting-edge technology to identify the best investment and regeneration opportunities across the area.The Midlands Engine Partnership, in collaboration with the Geospatial Commission, will use the funding to develop a digital map of the region combining vast amounts of existing public and private sector data linked to location – covering infrastructure, local services, housing and other developments.Bringing this information about the Midlands together in one place for the first time will allow for better, faster and more informed decisions around health, education, housing, trade and tourism.The move will help create jobs, benefit the local economy and increase productivity. For example, land earmarked for housebuilding could be identified by other sectors as an opportunity to invest in developing nearby public assets, such as a school or office complex, as well as installing next-generation technologies, such as 5G connectivity.On a visit to Derby, the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Robert Jenrick, said: Funding from the Geospatial Commission is subject to business case approval, and will cover initial start up costs and the first year of operation, with a view to the map becoming self-sustaining after this pointlast_img read more

A Norman Rockwell credit union or a Wikileaks dump?

first_img 34SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bo McDonald Bo McDonald is president of Your Marketing Co. A marketing firm that started serving credit unions nearly a decade ago, offering a wide range of services including web design, branding, … Web: yourmarketing.co Details Norman Rockwell never really showed us America. He painted America as it might have been, could have been, should have been. His images left generations vividly remembering experiences they never had. Rockwell portrayed a wishful thinking America. Many believed it –in the same way many marketers portray a fictional credit union in their branding.What promises are you making in your marketing? As a professional, you’re the Norman Rockwell of your brand. Each day you sit at the canvas with brush in hand and paint the picture that you want people to see. Each day you convey a beautiful scene of a dozen members joined by credit union staff and volunteers singing Kumbaya in the spirit of all things that are good about financial cooperatives.But what would happen if Julian Assange showed up in your lobby with briefcases full of internal documents from planning sessions, staff meetings, and transcripts of dialogue from office banter? Would that line up with the touching Norman Rockwell style message of being a financial cooperative that cares? In many cases, I fear that would not be the case.How many conversations and notes from planning sessions would be inwardly focused leading only to padding the bottom line? How many of those conversations would sound more like a bank than a financial cooperative? I used to think the larger the credit union, the more “bank-like” they are. I quickly found that to be false. There are some smaller credit unions that are pulling Wells Fargo-style antics. Many larger credit unions are passionate about serving the types of members that they were founded to serve decades ago. They follow the Louise Herring mindset of staying true to doing the work you were founded to do while using modern techniques to stay relevant.According to a study by AdAge, consumers don’t trust your ads. In fact, fewer than 25% of U.S. online consumers trust ads in print publications, and the numbers are even worse for digital media. Despite these numbers being consistent for several years, ad campaigns get all the action because “hitting your numbers” means finding the right customer segment in the right channel with the right message. In 2017 though, even the most advanced campaigns won’t deliver competitive advantage anymore. Your competitors are as skilled as you – if not better ­– at the campaign game. You can keep painting your Normal Rockwell images of a zen-like financial cooperative, but if it’s nothing more than lipstick on the pig, consumers are smart enough today to see right through it.Stop trying to cram the Norman Rockwell image down consumers’ throats. Change your focus from member acquisition to interaction management. Downplay media buys, focus on member experiences that will be memorable and shareable. Move from transactions to exchanges in value. Your members will spread the word and they will be believed.last_img read more

Last minute offers of hotel and private accommodation from now on on the portal TurističkePriče.hr

first_imgTurističkePriče.hr / Last Minute Hrvatska Keep an eye on the Viber community Total Croatia Travel INFO with all the epidemiological information in Croatia for foreign tourists, and if you want to post your last minute offer, post it in the Viber community Croatia Last Minute Deals or contact us directly at [email protected] On the one hand, the importance and advantage of Viber groups is that users ask their inquiries and offers, we have interaction, while the advantage of the portal is that accommodation offers are structured, easier to find in one place and we have additional reach of last minute posts. Ultimately, both complement each other perfectly. “I am glad that we can be a part of a great initiative and story about the Viber community started by colleagues Paul and Krešimir. They did a great job at the right time with communication about all epidemiological measures and certainly kept many foreign tourists who were planning, and who eventually came, to spend the summer in Croatia. Ovim putem svi zajedno dodatno pomažemo našem turizmu i da se smještajni kapaciteti što bolje popune u ovoj iznimno teškoj turističkoj godini” points out Goran Rihelj, owner and chief editor of the portal HrTurizam.hr, and adds that already on the first day of publication, one accommodation was successfully booked through the site, which is great news. The TurističkePriče.hr portal is a new tourist lifestyle portal for the promotion of tourist destinations and Croatia as a tourist destination, otherwise a new project by Goran Rihelj, the founder and editor-in-chief of the HrTurizam portal. The portal is aimed at the general public and is positioned as a tourist lifestyle portal that brings positive tourist stories of our beautiful country.center_img The Viber community Total Croatia Travel INFO was created as a kind of crisis information center for tourism with all the epidemiological information in Croatia, where day by day they answer all foreign tourists to inquiries about entering Croatia. Currently, there are over 5.000 members in the Viber group, who post 300 to 500 messages / queries per day, and each query is answered on the same day. As inquiries about the accommodation offer began to be asked in the community, so the idea was born for the Viber community Croatia Last Minute Deals, which has over 3.500 members.  In collaboration with the Viber community Croatia Last Minute Deals., which publishes last minute ponude kako hotelskog tako i privatnog smještaja, a koju su pokrenuli Paul Bradbury i Krešimir Macan, od sada last minute ponude dostupne su i na portalu Turističke priče – Last Minute Hrvatska The portal contains last minute offers of hotel and private accommodation, as well as travel communities.last_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Thursday, Feb.7

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionDress code says a lot about DemocratsAnd, on it goes. Female members of Congress promoted a dress code when the president gave his State of the Union Address. Nothing wrong with that. Nursing home needs more than open doorWhile I was pleased to see your paper take an interest in the nursing home and rehab center on Altamont Avenue and give credit for an administrator putting forth an “open door policy,” this is at odds with what I hear routinely. We have an elderly friend who has fallen several times and even recently had to be found by visitors lying on the cold floor feeling frightened that no one would come.His family members are active, even in his personal care, and have had to slip notes under administrators’ doors to urge clinical evaluation for illness requiring IV therapy noted only by them. They ask for meetings and hear nothing back.An open door is a beginning, but new kinds of staff are also needed, not just more staff. RNs should know every resident’s plan of care and risks. Thanks to firefighter for life-saving actionOn Jan. 27, I was at a family birthday dinner and began choking. I was definitely in distress. Luckily, Firefighter Dan Farstad was also at dinner and just a couple of feet from me. Dan immediately came to my aid and saved my life.On behalf of myself and my family, thank you for your quick thinking, your tireless training, for never leaving my side and for risking your life every day. Whether it be white in support of women’s rights or black to give a more solemn tone, we all know that the color of one’s clothing cannot hide the blatant animosity toward the winner of the last presidential election.From the halls of Congress, we are still able to detect the smirks of resentment, which makes me think that clown suits and big shoes might have been more appropriate.Perhaps a harlequin outfit with pointy hats would have fit the bill. But, one thing is sure: If Congress, both men and women, are going to act like buffoons instead of taking care of business, maybe they should dress the part.  Allen R. RemaleyScottsdale, Ariz., and Saratoga Springs Schenectady doesn’t need new courtroom “Schenectady City Court is very busy with annual filings in excess of 18,000, in a jurisdiction with a population of 65,000, which is why we maintain that the city of Schenectady needs to provide us with a suitable court facility as they are mandated to do,” said Lucian Chalfen, public information director, New York State Unified Court System.Schenectady’s Mayor Gary McCarthy has suggested the city could survive with three City Court judges and that there’s no need to create another courtroom. So, why does the state’s court system care about that? The new courtroom will cost about $3 million, a lot for Schenectady’s citizens. In 1970, the city had a tad shy of 78,000 citizens and just one City Court judge.In 2017, the Schenectady City Court judges earned over $184,000 (base rate $175,000) because they were so “busy” they volunteered to do work as “Acting County Court” judges.There was not an excess of 18,000 annual filings in Schenectady City Court in 2018. There were 16,022, a miscalculation of nearly 20 percent.   Writer is off mark on abortion law, womenThis is in response to Denise Crisci’s Jan. 23 letter. FYI abortion is not murder. It’s a personal healthcare issue, so says the law. The writer mentioned Hitler, comparing his World War II atrocities (mutilation, starvation, torture, death) to the procedure of removing fertilized cells, which are biological, immature, non-breathing non-conscience cells.How dare you. In my world, it’s a hell of a difference between the two. And you know what might help your cause?Hearing that you personally work/volunteer with women who have to make these decisions. How can I claim to feel no guilt in letting people make the choice without high and mighty ‘religious’ zealous guilt? They should roam and monitor, but should also actively pitch in, teaching as they model care, focusing on prevention and follow-up. Legislative staffing mandates are not sufficient. They are necessary first steps ahead of Starbucks, Netflix, cocktail hours and live music. Betty PieperScotiacenter_img This is for all the times no one comes back to say that to you.It’s not taken for granted, I promise you. That goes to all of our firefighters, EMT and police. Thank you for what you do, every day!Patricia ZentkoRotterdam The year 2018 represents a decline in filings of 24 percent over 2010,  when there were two or three City Court judges.The judges have had a 69 percent increase in pay in seven years. Why is the Unified Court System interested in Schenectady? The Unified Court System’s interest and false narrative hits a little too close to what used to be my home. These courts aren’t provided for the Unified Court System. They exist for Schenectadians. Mayor McCarthy was right.Michael FriedmanLa Quinta, Calif.The writer is the former president of the Albany County Bar Association. Because “we” who have been ‘allowed’ to live are making life better for living beings, not obsessing and butting into other people’s business. I personally have volunteered in several life-affirming causes. Mentoring Mothers (working with pregnant women who have no inner circle to guide them), Partners in Caring (help for elders), Mentally challenged ‘Buddy’ and Fresh Air Fund to name a few.I’m also an elder/disabled/daycare provider. You also assume it’s only Democrats who ‘celebrate’ the removal of zygotes. I hate to tell you that people of all walks of life agree that abortion is a personal decision. Until I reside in a world that takes priority to care for living babies, children and adults, I refuse to bow to misguided buttinskies who preach about saving the unborn. Make a difference in feeling, breathing lives. They could use the help.And those ‘long lasting effects’ (of abortions) I can answer to honestly, instead of hypocrisy. Elizabeth Lerner Richmondville Pelosi comment puts real divide on displayNo matter our personal politics, the comment by the Speaker of the House regarding the location of the State of the Union address says a lot.When she referred to the Capitol, she said, “not in MY house.”This shows how great is the divide between our legislators and “We the people…”Susan CromerWaterfordMore from The Daily Gazette:Cuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18 In republic, all people are subject to laws“The true and only definition of a republic is a government in which all men, rich and poor, magistrates and subjects, officers and people, masters and servants, the first citizen and the last, are equally subject to the laws.” — John Adams 1787.Fred AmesMaltalast_img read more

Netherlands sees ‘no need’ for personal-pension-products framework

first_imgThe Dutch government has argued that a proposed European framework for personal pension products would be unnecessary.Responding to the European Commission’s plans to draw up rules for personal pension products – announced at EIOPA’s annual conference in Frankfurt last week – the Dutch government said the existing rules for insurers, banks and asset managers were sufficient.It argued that Brussels should instead focus its attention on boosting second-pillar arrangements in countries where such systems are under-developed.It also said it doubted Europeans would increase pensions savings under the Commission’s proposed framework. “If people are not saving enough, it is most likely due to the specific circumstances of EU member states,” it said.The Dutch government said its local second-pillar pensions market was working properly and pointed out that it was also open to foreign providers.The European Commission’s proposal is linked with a consultation first mooted by European supervisor EIOPA about a pan-European personal pensions product (PEPP) last year.At the time, the Dutch government said it failed to see any added value in such a product.In the Commission’s opinion, personal pension products (PPPs) could help to secure adequate replacement ratios as an addition to state and worker pensions.It argues that the single market could offer more choice of products and providers, and that it would allow workers to transfer their personal pension assets easily if they moved to another country.PPPs would also be an important building block of a Capital Markets Union, it said.last_img read more