People aren’t leaving because of New York taxes

first_imgSo where are they going? According to Politifact, using U.S. Census estimates, “Almost 70,000 New York state residents moved to the Sunshine State in 2015.The second-most popular destination was New Jersey, which gained about 50,000 people from New York state. California ranked third with almost 37,000 people from New York.”Does The Gazette Editorial Board really think people are migrating to New Jersey and California to escape high taxes and government waste?The only reasonable conclusion one can draw is that The Gazette Editorial Board is committed to an extreme free market ideology regardless of the facts. Rather than broad attacks on the state government and public service, the board should do its homework and provide fact-based editorials that inform readers on important policy issues.Jonathan RosenSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crashSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Schenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcyMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crash Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionIn its editorial of Jan. 17, The Gazette Editorial Board once again joins the free market extremist chorus by claiming that the exodus of 190,000 New Yorkers in 2017 is due to the state’s “high” taxes and anti-business climate. These claims aren’t backed by any evidence. According to the National Movers Study, residents give four main reasons for moving out of state: To quote the study, “One in four say they’re leaving New York because of retirement, 5 percent cite health reasons and 18 percent cite lifestyle changes. Almost half say they leave for jobs, but more — 59 percent of inbound customers — say they move to New York for jobs. The largest age group of people who left New York were between the ages of 55 and 64, followed by those 65 and older.” Despite the large number leaving the state, there was a net gain of 104,000 in population in 2017.In New York City, there was an unprecedented 4.4 percent population growth between 2010 and 2016 according to U.S. Census data.The city hasn’t witnessed such an equivalent growth in population in half a century. This growth is primarily due to more births than deaths and immigration.last_img read more

Brazil’s Bolsonaro threatens to punch reporter in the mouth

first_imgBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday threatened to punch a reporter repeatedly in the mouth after being asked about his wife’s links to an alleged corruption scheme.”I so want to pound your mouth with punches,” the far-right president said when a reporter from O Globo, posed the question.The reporter was part of a group that met Bolsonaro after his regular Sunday visit to the Metropolitan Cathedral in Brasilia. The president ignored protests from other journalists after the remarks and left without making further comments. Soon after the president’s outburst O Globo issued a statement repudiating his “aggression … towards a journalist from our newspaper that was carrying out his job in a professional manner.”Such intimidation “shows that Jair Bolsonaro does not acknowledge the duty of a public servant … to be accountable to the public.” Topics :center_img The O Globo reporter asked about a report in the magazine Crusoe linking First Lady Michelle Bolsonaro to Fabrício Queiroz, a retired police officer, friend of the president, and former adviser to her son Flavio Bolsonaro, who is now a senator.Queiroz and Flavio Bolsonaro are under investigation for a scheme that allegedly swindled pay from government employees when the younger Bolsonaro was a regional lawmaker in Rio de Janeiro, and before Jair Bolsonaro became president in January 2019.According to the magazine, Queiroz deposited funds in Michelle Bolsonaro’s bank account between 2011 and 2016.The first lady has said nothing about the case.last_img read more

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour defends Granit Xhaka after Tottenham draw

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 4 Sep 2019 3:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link765Shares More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityIan Wright, Martin Keown and Paul Merson were among the many ex-players to criticise Xhaka for his reckless tackle on Son, but Parlour believes the reaction has been overly harsh and defended the Swiss.‘Xhaka is good on the ball, he’s decent!’ Parlour told talkSPORT.‘He can spray passes 25 or 30 yards no problem, he’s very good at doing that.‘Sometimes he fits in and keeps it simple, but at the weekend he didn’t have a good game. Arsenal legend Ray Parlour defends Granit Xhaka after Tottenham draw Top articles PLAY Read More Read More / Skip Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Video Settings Skip Ad About Connatix V67539 Advertisement Read More SPONSORED Read More Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE 1/1 Comment Full Screen 1 min. story Read More by Metro Granit Xhaka was panned for his display in Arsenal’s draw with Spurs (Picture: Getty)Ray Parlour has jumped to Granit Xhaka’s defence after the midfielder was widely criticised for his performance in Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham.Christian Eriksen opened the scoring in only the tenth minute at the Emirates and Xhaka’s clumsy challenge on Son Heung-min inside the penalty area gave Harry Kane the chance to double Tottenham’s lead.Kane made no mistake from the spot as Spurs appeared to be in complete control of the north London derby before Alexandre Lacazette scored a brilliant solo effort right on half-time.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang found an equaliser in the 71st minute and, despite the comeback, Xhaka – who wore the captain’s armband on Sunday afternoon – took much of the blame as Arsenal dropped yet more points in the Premier League.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham: Unai Emery press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:47FullscreenArsenal 2-2 Tottenham: Unai Emery press conference 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.‘You know when you’ve not had a good game as a player and I’m sure he knew that at the end but he’s got to get back now, he’s skipper, he can’t let it worry him.‘Xhaka has just got to calm down sometimes, he’s got to be a bit cleverer, you’ve got to be clever as a player.‘When you’re captain you can’t make mistakes like he did and give the other team opportunities to score goals.‘For the penalty, it was a really poor decision from him to go in like that. You can’t just dive in like that. He’s got to learn from that, he’s got to be a bit more disciplined.’Xhaka said that he was ‘angry’ with his costly mistake in a candid message to Arsenal supporters following the draw.‘Thanks for the amazing support inside the Emirates,’ Xhaka wrote on Instagram.‘We showed a lot of character and you helped us to come back into the game.‘For the penalty I made a mistake – I’m of course angry about it but I will never give up!’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesAsked about Xhaka’s performance, Emery said: ‘In 90 minutes I am very proud of his work.‘Some mistakes we can have and I want to use to progress and improve.‘There are more positive things collectively, individually and also with Xhaka for me.‘The penalty is really one action that is very disappointing. He worked very well. He played very well. If we won the match maybe we’d speak about the mistakes less.’MORE: Arsenal chief Edu made transfer enquiry for Real Madrid star Vinicius Junior Coming Next Advertisementlast_img read more

The Queensland homes that got our attention this week

first_img9 Parakeet CourtWhen it comes to a property do we want a great location, a home steeped in history or a state-of-the-art mansion with the best luxuries money can buy?Well according to data from what we really want is a home with a really big waterslide.This home at 9 Parakeet Court in Warner was the most viewed Queensland property for the week, and it was clear to see why people were clicking. A true bargain.The listing for 19 Crawford St, describes it as a renovator’s delight and it comes four bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen and a lounge room. 74 Swan Terrace, WindsorIt will go under the hammer at an auction on Saturday, February 10. 19 Crawford Street, RichmondIt is in one of the main streets of Richmond, a small town in Western Queensland that is 406km from Mount Isa.The third most viewed home was a classic Queenslander in the leafy north Brisbane suburb of Windsor.The home at 74 Swan Terrace has city views, a wooden veranda, a backyard swimming pool to experience the best of summer, and two traditional fireplaces for the cooler months. 74 Swan Terrace, WindsorFor anyone wanting to check out the home, there are several inspection times over the next few weeks.center_img The perfect summer home.The home comes with a fully functional 50 metre waterslide that runs from a timber deck and down the backyard.We had a chat with the owner earlier this week about the unique challenges in setting up the slide after he purchased it in several pieces on Gumtree. Is it the biggest backyard waterslide in Australia?The home also includes a hairdressing studio and a three hole mini-golf course and a swimming pool on the 1.49 acre block.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Never a reason to be bored.Inside is also has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and modern fittings throughout.The unique property is listed through Jonathan Wein at LJ Hooker Albany Creek for offers above $1,075,000.The next most viewed might not be the fanciest property on the market, but it could be perfect for someone on the hunt for a bargain.This home in regional Queensland can be picked up for just $50,000, or about a twentieth of the cost of the average Sydney home. 74 Swan Terrace, Windsorlast_img read more

Just two of the 12 residences within this project remain on the market

first_imgNido Apartments.Each two and three-bedroom apartment is set over two levels with all balconies designed to capture panoramic views to the south. High quality finishes and fixtures are in each spacious apartment, with timber flooring in the living and dining spaces. Kitchens feature European appliances, stone benchtops and an integrated rangehood, while all bathrooms and powder rooms are tiled floor-to-ceiling. There is secure access to all apartments. Just a couple of units at Nido Apartments remain on the market.Just two of the 12 residences within Nido Apartments remain on the market, with buyers expected to move in this week.They include a pilot, a lawyer, restaurant owners, and a radio announcer. The project is also proving popular with retirees.Wes Press from Place Projects said Nido Apartments, which sits on top of Bartley’s Hill in Ascot, had attracted a range of buyers.“We have semi-retired couples who are planning ahead, a couple whose kids had moved out and they wanted to downsize and another family with young kids who wanted to be in the school catchment zone,” Mr Press said. “It was designed with the owner-occupier and downsizers in mind but has resonated with a range of buyers.”More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNido Apartments, AscotJust one two-bedroom apartment and one three-bedroom apartment remain on the market, starting from $765,000.Mr Press said those who had bought apartments had spent in the “mid-to-high $900,000s” and thousands of extra dollars perfecting upgrades to suit their lifestyles.“Most are professionals and business owners but there are probably 35 per cent who are retired and a few who are semi-retired and planning for their future,” he said. “Not everyone wants to live in a retirement village or lifestyle resort. They want to live somewhere beautiful that they can lock and leave. Quite a few buyers travel extensively.” Nido Apartments is just 50m to St Margaret’s Anglican Girls’ School, and is within the Ascot State School catchment. last_img read more

Alia Instruments Expert at Dredging Today Conference

first_imgDredging Today Conference (DTC) proudly confirms Jan Peters, Director Alia Instruments BV, as speaker during the event. Jan Peters will address Dredging for Hydropower in the thematic session ‘Dredging for Clean Energy’ on Tuesday, 10 October, from 11.30 – 12.15 hrs.DTC, set to take place on 9 and 10 October 2017 at Amsterdam RAI, will offer a forward-looking agenda for the industry addressing economic, social and environmental challenges and the capabilities of the dredging industry to tackle these.DTC is distinctive in its choice of speakers from around the globe, its room for dialogue and its attention for business rather than technology. The conference is supported by the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC).An important part of the conference is dedicated to climate change, adaptation and resilience. Topics include the impact of climate change on the dredging industry, available funds for climate adaptation solutions, changing client demands and future proofing business strategies.DredgingToday Conference: Changing Climate, Resilient BusinessThe world in which the dredging industry operates, is changing. Climate change, global trade developments and shifts in the world’s energy mix have significant impact on dredging. But where will the effects of climate change be felt most? And what public funds are available to pay for solutions that can protect vulnerable regions? We are also witnessing changes in client demands and with these in the role of dredging contractors. What business strategies do we see emerging and ultimately – what makes the dredging industry future proof?Delegates attending the 1st Dredging Today Conference can expect a forward-looking agenda with attention for business rather than technology.last_img read more

Weekly U.S. LNG exports rise

first_imgImage courtesy of McDermottLiquefied natural gas exports from the United States increased over the week ending September 4, U.S. Energy Information Administration said in its report. Data shows that 12 LNG tankers with a total carrying capacity of 43 billion cubic feet of LNG have been dispatched from U.S. facilities, four cargoes more when compared to the previous week.Out of the 12 cargoes, seven were dispatched from Cheniere’s Sabine Pass facility, three from its Corpus Christi plant with one cargo departing from Dominion’s Cove Point and Freeport LNG plants, each.One vessel was loading at the Sabine Pass facility on Wednesday, September 4.EIA reminded that the Freeport LNG cargo was its first commissioning load from its first liquefaction train. Approximately 150,000 cubic meters of LNG were loaded aboard the LNG Jurojin, which departed from the Freeport LNG terminal on September 3, according to a statement by the project developer.The data also shows that average daily pipeline supplies of natural gas to the LNG facilities edged down from 6.4 Bcf/d in the previous week to 6.3 Bcf/d, during the week under review. LNG World News Stafflast_img read more

DTI-Negros warns stores to avoid ‘overpricing’ Noche Buena items

first_imgBACOLOD City – The Department of Tradeand Industry (DTI) in Negros Occidental warned stores to avoid overpricingNoche Buena items.     Prices of ham range from P135 toP1,025, depending on the brand and weight, while fruit cocktail costs fromP50.35 to P239.40. Romel Amihan, senior trade andindustry development specialist of DTI-Negros Occidental, said on Thursday thatgrocery stores and supermarkets should comply with the new suggested retailprices (SRPs) for the goods.   A supermarket in Bacolod City is stocked with Christmas holiday food items, including those for Noche Buena. The Department of Trade and Industry-Negros Occidental warned stores to avoid overpricing these products. PNA BACOLOD He said they began distributing copiesof the new SRPs to local establishments, particularly in Bacolod – which hostsmost of the grocery stores and supermarkets in the province. Other products such as cheese can bebought from P49.50 to P269.50; sandwich spread, P21.05 to P205.80; mayonnaise,P28 to P283; queso de bola, P169 toP539; spaghetti, P19 to P92; macaroni, P18.75 to P98.65; spaghetti sauce, P22to P84.20; tomato sauce, P12.25 to P78.25; creamer, P52 to P75.(With a report from PNA/PN)center_img “If not, they might be charged withprofiteering,” Amihan added. “We continue to urge consumers to bevigilant by checking the prices of the products they purchase, to see if theseare within the SRPs,” Amihan added. Some branded products increased theirprices due to higher cost of production. Beginning Oct. 31, the DTI releasedthe new SRPs for ham, fruit cocktail, cheese, sandwich spread, mayonnaise, queso de bola, spaghetti, macaroni,spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, and creamer.last_img read more

New Indiana laws that take effect today

first_imgTo see the other laws that take effect click here. Revenge porn will be outlawed. That’s when your former significant other or other people share your intimate photos with people who were never meant to see them.Starting January 2020 you will be able to play live table games at the casinos in Anderson and Shelbyville. Statewide—293 new laws in effect starting today for the state of Indiana.High school students will be required to take a civic’s test to graduate that is identical to the test given to those seeking U.S. citizenshipHemp is happening in Indiana. One new law will open for Hoosier farmers to grow and produce hemp in the state.People convicted of animal abuse cannot own, keep or train a dog or cat for the duration of their probation or parole.They could face felony charges if they hurt or maim an animal.last_img read more

Twisters Blank Spartans In Soccer

first_imgOA Varsity vs Southwestern Shelby 9-9-19 at OA Field winning 2-0.Stephen Hoff scored in period 1 at 35:55 assisted by Ben Kraus on a very nice long cross into the 18. Stephen made a beautiful 1 touch to direct the ball into the back of the net. Henry Kraus scored in period 1 assisted by Max Kirschner on a restart from mid field. Henry also had a beautiful 1 touch inside the 6 to put the ball into the back of the net.The OA Twisters had 18 shots with 9 on goal, 3 off sides, 7 fouls, 1 corner, 4 hand balls and 1 yellow card for having 12 players on the field. Chris Hautman had 9 saves.Southwestern Shelby had 17 shots with 9 on goal, 2 fouls, 5 corners, 1 hand ball and their keeper had 7 saves.We talk about 1 touches frequently and the two goals scored were about as good as 1 touches and assists can get.Courtesy of Sandy Mahoney.last_img read more