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The holiday season is certainly a joyous time but it can be stressful when it comes to finding a gift for the special people in your life. Here are some last-minute gift ideas that will hopefully inspire.
“The ooooonly reason that I decided to come to Brooklyn was to win an NBA championship!” future Hall of Fame forward Kevin Garnett declared to the press at Nets media day on Sept. 30. He was speaking as well for his fellow ex-Celtics, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry, who came to Brooklyn in the big trade that occurred last June.
But based on what we’ve seen in the first three weeks, the Nets look to be far from a lock to make the NBA playoffs, let alone win a championship. Garnett seems to be a shell of himself as he has had trouble putting the ball in the basket while rookie head coach Jason Kidd has gingerly limited his playing minutes. The same can be said of Pierce and Terry. While it is understandable that Kidd wants to be careful how he utilizes his older players to avoid injury, they will not shake off the rust unless they start playing more minutes.
(NAPSI)—Good news for people concerned about employment in America today: Well-paying jobs in the manufacturing sector—actually, more than 600,000 of them—are waiting for workers who have been properly trained.
Technical and mechanical ability often shows itself at an early age. Chances are you’ve seen this in yourself. You always took care of your own bike and car. Do others see it? Are you the first person they come to when something is broken? Do you like troubleshooting mechanical problems and won’t stop until you’ve found the solution? If you wear the term “gearhead” with pride, a career as a mechanic may seem an obvious choice. But what if you want something bigger? Something more unique that can broaden your career and income possibilities? The professions are out there - here are just a few.
In June, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan paid a visit to Aviation High School in Sunnyside, one of the city’s oldest career and technical high schools. At the school, the federal schools chief learned about the academics there and noted the city’s recent refocus on CTE education.
“I think New York is doing remarkable things in the area of career and technical education,” he said. “And I want to shine a spotlight on that.”
Seemingly no topic was out of bounds or went uncovered on July 18 in a freewheeling debate among the five remaining candidates for the office of Queens Borough president.
The forum was sponsored by the Eastern Queens Alliance and included Republican Tony Arcabascio, State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), Democrat Everly Brown, former Democratic Council member and state Assemblywoman Melinda Katz, and Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria).
Frustrated by the Federal Aviation Administration and the Port Authority’s apparent indifference to the noise complaints of their constituents, the Senate and Assembly passed legislation last week, requiring the Port Authority to conduct a noise and land-use compatibility study of the areas surrounding the borough’s airports and make the results public by June 1, 2014.
However, there is still a long way to go before the bill — which Gov. Cuomo has yet to sign— becomes law. The Port Authority’s jurisdiction includes both New York and New Jersey, so the legislation will not take effect until a similiar measure passes in New Jersey and Gov. Christie signs it as well.
It was known for a few years that JetBlue Airways was going to leave its corporate offices in Forest Hills Towers when its lease expired in 2012.
So both elected officials and the business community celebrated when the company announced it would be moving its operations and more than 1,000 employees to the historic Brewster Building in Long Island City.
In town to speak to graduates at Hostos Community College in the Bronx, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan made a pit stop in Queens to visit with students and business leaders at Aviation High School and talk about the rising focus on career and technical education.
Noting that CTE schools are of special interest to his boss, President Obama, Duncan said he wanted to learn more about how they are working in the city. Aviation is the third such school he’s visited in New York City, and the first in Queens.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, center right, speaks to students during a roundtable discussion in Aviation High School’s hangar in Sunnyside last Friday. Joining him was UFT President Michael Mulgrew, center left.