Hudson County: a green power leader under County Executive Tom DeGise

first_imgIn a symbolic way, he shared his concerns by using a hybrid vehicle to bring recognition to the matters. He demanded in the contracts for the energy to power the county buildings that these providers must deliver at least twenty five percent renewable energy to be considered.The most striking effort is the Hudson County Solar Initiative, the County Executive’s developed program that focused on the issue of green power and climate change and has installed solar arrays on twenty eight public buildings in our County. The facilities are a variety of public sites, schools, municipal buildings, community buildings and are located in Jersey City, Bayonne, West New York, Weehawken, North Bergen, Kearny, Harrison and Secaucus.Tom joined hands with the Hudson County Board of Freeholders in 2017 and the combined Environmental Impact Savings for twenty eight locations prevented almost three and half million pounds of greenhouse gasses from entering our atmosphere.It is the innovative areas that Tom has moved forward with shared services agreements with municipalities on costs from rock salt to traffic engineering work. He is the champion in planting trees in County Parks, county grounds and on the streets of towns in the county at the request of the residents.We in Hudson County are fortunate to have a progressive, professional, honest and caring County Executive who on a daily basis is a true representative by, for and of the people of Hudson County.ROBERT B. KNAPP To the Editor:There are many issues in today’s world facing our environment and I wish to take time to recognize the efforts of our County Executive Tom DeGise in the area of green power and sustainable matters. When Tom took over the reins of county government a number of years ago he was faced with a myriad of issues that required his attention. One of the many areas was the full recognition and subsequent involvement to this day concerning green power.last_img read more

Watch Greensky Bluegrass Invite Marcus King For Gregg Allman Tribute [Full Show Audio]

first_imgSetlist: Greensky Bluegrass | Rooster Walk | Axton, VA | 5/27/2017Set: Old Barns, Worried about the Weather, Miss September, One Way Out *, Don’t Lie*, Just to Lie>Hold On, Working on a Building #, Could you Be Loved #, A Letter to Seymour, In Control, Can’t Stop Now , Johnny Buck Breakdown, Broke Mountain Breakdown>Yellow Eyes>Broke Mountain Breakdown,WindshieldNotes: * Marcus King on guitar, # Joey Porter on keys This past weekend was an emotional blur for many, with the holiday weekend hosting a number of major festivals and summer tour kick-offs and coinciding with the news of the legendary Gregg Allman’s passing on Saturday. Appropriately, across the various events this weekend nationwide, many musicians paid tribute to the late Allman brother, and at festivals, such tributes frequently included collaborations with other artists on hand. One emotional tribute was from Greensky Bluegrass, who performed at Rooster Walk in Martinsville, Virginia on Saturday, and whose set saw sit-ins by The Motet’s Joey Porter and Marcus King of The Marcus King Band.The Wailers, Greensky Bluegrass, The Motet, & More Perform The Rooster Walk [Photos]Greensky invited Marcus King to join them during a rendition of “One Way Out.” The number, though not written by Gregg Allman, became a staple of sets for both the Allman Brothers Band and for his various solo projects over the years, and was a fitting tribute to the late rock star. After “One Way Out,” King stayed on to join Greensky for a rendition of their song “Don’t Lie.” Later in their set, The Motet’s resident keyboard wizard Joey Porter came out to join the newgrass outfit for “Working On A Building” and “Could You Be Loved.”You can listen to Greensky Bluegrass’s performance at Rooster Walk below, courtesy of taperjeff.[Photo: Sam Shinault]last_img read more

Roots Picnic Announces 2019 Lineup: The Roots Perform ‘Things Fall Apart’, H.E.R., 21 Savage

first_imgOn Tuesday, The Roots revealed the lineup for their 2019 edition of Roots Picnic, set to take place at a new location—Philadelphia, PA’s The Mann—on Saturday, June 1st.Host act The Roots will top the lineup with a very special 20th-anniversary performance of their 1999 album, Things Fall Apart, with special guests. In addition, Roots Picnic 2019 will feature performances by H.E.R., 21 Savage, Lil Baby, Davido, Raphael Saadiq vs. Soulquarians, Queen Naija, City Girls, Tank & The Bangas, Bueface, Ari Lennox, Tobe Nwigwe, Moonchild, Black Thought & J.Period Live Mixtape featuring Yasiin Bey, and much more.Alongside the musical performance lineup, the event has announced a number of special podcast sessions including The Joe Budden Podcast, The Read, Questlove‘s own Questlove Supreme podcast, and much more.See below for the full Roots Picnic 2019 lineup. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 15th at noon local time. For ticketing information and further details, head to the event website here.last_img read more Readers Name the Best Grammy-Winning Cast Albums of All Time

first_img View Comments The 57th annual Grammy Awards are February 8, and we can’t wait to find out which cast recording will take home the trophy for Best Musical Theater Album: Broadway’s Aladdin, Beautiful, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder or Hedwig and the Angry Inch, or the San Francisco Symphony’s West Side Story. Leading up to the big day, we asked you to rank your top 10 favorite Grammy-winning cast albums on Culturalist. The results are in—here’s who came out on top!last_img

Bill targeting banks over China’s Hong Kong law passes US Senate

first_img‘Upping their game’Elizabeth Rosenberg, a sanctions expert at the Center for a New American Security, called the bill “a very strong step,” adding, “They’re really upping their game and trying out some very powerful new economic tools.”Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule in 1997 under a “one country, two systems” formula that protected its freedoms, including wide-ranging autonomy. But China on Tuesday introduced sweeping national security legislation for the city, condemned by the United States, Britain and other Western countries.British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab reprimanded HSBC and other firms on Wednesday for supporting the law, saying the rights of Hong Kong should not be sacrificed for bankers’ bonuses.Senior British and US politicians criticized HSBC and Standard Chartered last month after the banks backed the new law.The Chinese security law, which punishes crimes of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces with up to life in prison, will see mainland security agencies in Hong Kong for the first time and allows extradition to the mainland for trial.Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian, speaking in Beijing, warned the United States against signing or implementing the bill approved Thursday.”Otherwise China will resolutely and forcefully resist,” he said.The White House did not respond to a request for comment on whether Trump would sign the bill.Fellow Republican Toomey said he had “no doubt” Trump would sign it and that it would be properly enforced. Although the measure allows the president not to impose the mandatory sanctions for national security reasons, it also allows Congress to vote to disapprove if lawmakers feel Trump is misusing the waiver provision.The United States has already begun eliminating Hong Kong’s special status, halting defense exports and restricting the territory’s access to high-technology products. Topics : The US Senate unanimously approved legislation on Thursday to penalize banks doing business with Chinese officials who implement Beijing’s draconian new national security law on Hong Kong, sending it to the White House for President Donald Trump’s signature.The House of Representatives on Wednesday also passed the bill without opposition, a rare example of overwhelming bipartisan support reflecting concern over the erosion of the autonomy that had allowed the former British colony to thrive as China’s freest city and an international financial center.The United States and China have been at loggerheads for months over the handling of the coronavirus pandemic and Beijing’s harsh response to protests in Hong Kong. Washington has also sought to put more pressure on China over mistreatment of Muslim Uighurs in the Xinjiang region. “This is an urgent moment. Our timing could not be more critical,” said Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen, a lead sponsor of the “Hong Kong Autonomy Act,” in a Senate speech urging support for the legislation.”Through this bill, the US Senate makes clear which side we are on,” said Republican Senator Pat Toomey, a co-sponsor.The bill calls for sanctions on Chinese officials and others who help violate Hong Kong’s autonomy, and financial institutions that do business with those who are found to have participated in any crackdown on the city.Lawmakers said it raced through Congress this week because of China’s recent actions, and to show support for protesters in Hong Kong. Thousands gathered in Hong Kong on Wednesday to demand independence, risking steep prison terms as China said Washington should stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs.last_img read more

Anguilla to seek independence

first_imgNewsRegional Anguilla to seek independence by: – April 4, 2011 Share Tweet Chief Minister Hubert Hughes THE VALLEY, Anguilla — Anguilla Chief Minister Hubert Hughes said that Britain’s approval of his December 2010 budget is a little too late and signalled his intention to seek independence for the British Overseas Territory.“We lost out on so much revenue, we have lost out on the deal we had with the European Union, on the EDF 10 fiscal package, we have lost out on support from the Caribbean Development Bank because these institutions will not do business with Anguilla as long as Anguilla cannot produce a proper, credible budget,” Hughes told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC).Governor Alistair Harrison said that the Queen, through the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, had assented to the island’s Appropriation Act, which contains the 2011 budget.He gave no details of the amount contained in the budget, but Harrison also announced that he had approved the legislation introducing the interim Stabilization Levy; as well as amendments to the Customs surcharge and the Petroleum Levy passed earlier by the House of Assembly.“These three measures constitute the new measures necessary to implement the budget settlement for 2011,” Harrison said.The Chief Minister said that Britain’s action has underscored the need for his government to pursue independence.“I feel very disillusioned and frustrated with British administration for Anguilla. My commitment now is to press on with my programme for self determination,” he added.Source: Caribbean News Now Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! 36 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

Iloilo 5th District tracksters, archers shine in ISSC Meet

first_imgThe ILOPRISAA Poomsae team also showedtheir dominance in elementary boys and girls and secondary boys and girls eventas they took home a total of 23 golds, eight silver and five bronze medals. Arika Hiti-ayon of Iloilo’s 4th Congressional District jumps to a golden victory in the long jump competition of the ongoing 2019 Iloilo School Sports Council Meet at the Iloilo Sports Complex. She posted a distance of 5.04 meters. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN CDSA 5 also showed prowess in archerywith Mae Lyn Navarro and Colyn Therese Paciente clinching the gold and silvermedals in the secondary girls 50 meters event, while Karren Kate Suerte of CDSA2 nabbed the bronze. Magapa, meanwhile, delivered a goldfor CDSA 1 in secondary boys 50 meters, defeating Sumagaysay and Barredo, asNierva also won a gold for CDSA 1 in secondary girls 40 meters edging Navarroand teammate Pamela Joy Nufable. The ILOPRISAA secondary boys poomsaeteam ruled the Individual A and B and Team Poomsae, while the secondary girlsnetted golds in Individual A and B, team and mixed pair events./PN Shann Michael Sumagaysay ruled thesecondary boys’ 30 meters over Ric Warren Magapa (CDSA 1) and Lloyd MelbourneBarredo (CDSA 2). ILOILO City – Congressional DistrictSports Association (CDSA) 5 continued its dominance in athletics of the 2019Iloilo School Sports Council Meet at the Iloilo Sports Complex.center_img Navarro netted her second gold in thesecondary girls 30 meters event; she defeated Jade Ann Nierves of CDSA 2 andPaciente. Rhealyn De Costa also nailed her thirdgold for topping the secondary girls shot put while also placing runner up inelementary shot put behind fellow CDSA 5’s Thea Vales. Rhea Bullos increased her gold medalhaul in elementary girls athletics to three after topping the 1,500- and400-meter events on top of the 800 meters she won on Monday. The elementary boys notched golds inIndividual A, team and mixed pair poomsae, silver in Individual B, while theelementary girls won golds in Individual A and B, mixed pair and team poomsae. Also winning golds for CDSA 5 wereEdna Magtubo in secondary girls 1,500 meters, Jhon Roy dela Cruz in elementaryboys 1,500 meters, James Bandojo in secondary boys 1,500 meters, and VincentLaguerta in elementary boys shot put.last_img read more

19-year state police veteran sexual misconduct charges

first_imgGreensburg, In. — A 19-year veteran of the Indiana State Police with no prior disciplinary history has been charged with sexual battery and sexual misconduct with a minor.Jack Hewitt, 54, of Greensburg, became the target of an investigation on August 9th and was immediately placed on paid administrative leave. He was taken into custody at the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department Thursday around 3:30 p.m. He resigned from the state police after being arrested.No other details about the alleged crime is being released at this time. A booking photo was not available.last_img

Procter & Gamble looks to trademark popular acronyms

first_imgCincinnati, Oh. — A new report from CNBC says Cincinnati-based Procter and Gamble wants to trademark popular three-letter acronyms like LOL, WTF and NBD. P & G has applied to use the millennial-friendly terms for liquid soap, dishwashing detergent, hard surface cleaners and air fresheners.A link to the full story is here.last_img

Buffon: ‘I’m proud I made my mark’

first_img Loading… “But I had to deal with what I represented, and I still think I represent.” read also:Buffon: ‘I’ll play until I’m 43’ Buffon has been Wojciech Szczesny’s wingman during his return to the Allianz Stadium. “I put myself to the test. I’m proud of myself, because I passed. I always disliked the arrogant and this was a way to test me, to be able to sa FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Juventus goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon, has revealed it was a difficult season but was ‘happy’ to have reached his own goal. ‘I had a target of reaching 10 Scudetti, since two of them were stolen’. The Bianconeri goalkeeper returned from a stint at Paris Saint-Germain to set a record of appearances in Serie A and win his 10th title with the Old Lady. “I’m happy. It was important for me to close the drawers, otherwise something would have remained unfinished,” Buffon told Il Corriere dello Sport. “I had a target of reaching 10 Scudetti, since two of them were stolen. “I did it. Even the record of appearances pleases me. But it hasn’t been an easy year. I have always adapted, I’m altruistic by nature.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldSurprising Photos Of The Rock And His Lavish LifestyleWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Insane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?last_img read more