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(BPT) - It’s no secret that technology has changed how we live. From tablets and streaming video, to big data analytics and network security, we live in a digital world that impacts us every minute of every day. However, technology not only improves the way we live and work in the present, but also offers great opportunity for the future.
The new look St. John’s Red Storm men’s basketball team kicked off their highly anticipated hoops season last Friday, losing to the Wisconsin Badgers 86-75.
While the loss might not sit well in the stomachs of the currently unranked Johnnies, there were many positive signs to come out of the defeat; signs that the Red Storm may live up to the hype of being arguably the most talented team in the Big East.
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Tony Arcabascio just can’t stand it when someone runs for office unopposed. So when he saw that the Queens Republican Party didn’t seem to have anyone planning a race for borough president, he stepped in and launched his campaign.
It’s Arcabascio’s second run for office; last year he took on state Sen. Mike Gianaris (D-Astoria), losing by a 6-1 margin.
Little could good ol’ Chris have known when he set out on that now-famous journey so many years ago that someday he’d have countries and cities, rivers and universities, at least one federal district and a national holiday named after him ... not to mention all the annual parades that commemorate his varied contributions to the world.
Columbus was born in 1451, though the exact date remains in doubt, in what was then known as the Republic of Genoa, today part of northwestern Italy.
When there were four serious contenders in the race for public advocate, the Queens Democratic Party was split. The establishment endorsed longshot Reshma Saujani, a candidate with a compelling biography and some good ideas but very little experience in government. Yet a small but influential group of state lawmakers, among them some of the borough’s most productive and ethical, bucked the establishment by publicly endorsing one of their colleagues, state Sen. Dan Squadron of Brooklyn.
That group of lawmakers — which includes Senate Democratic Deputy Leader Mike Gianaris, Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr., Sen. Jose Peralta, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic — knew that Squadron is a reformer with common-sense ideas for how government can best serve the people it represents. He’s got a concrete plan for how to arrange the Public Advocate’s Office so it can effectively serve the city’s most vulnerable populations. And his record in Albany, where he successfully took on entities such as the MTA, shows that he’s serious about it.
Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) fended off all challengers Tuesday night, earning renomination from Democratic voters for the 28th Council District with a comfortable 15-point victory.
Unofficial totals posted by the New York City Board of Elections on Wednesday gave Wills more than 48.6 percent of the vote with a total of 4,857 of the 9,985 ballots cast.
(BPT) - Almost every day there is something in the news about a computer hacker obtaining sensitive corporate information. Whether these cyber-attacks are the work of lone individuals or sophisticated organizations, the end result can be devastating. In fact, it has been estimated that such intrusions cost the nation’s businesses more than $114 billion every year.
(BPT) - You’ve polished your resume, updated your references and picked up your best outfit from the dry cleaners. You’re ready for that big interview. But while your experience and qualifications may match the position perfectly, have you given any thought to your soft skills?
An independent investigation has found the former president of St. John’s University and his top aide engaged in no criminal wrongdoing, but showed “errors in judgment” in their dealings with a university fundraiser who later committed suicide.
The investigation was led over several months by Frank Wohl, a Manhattan attorney hired by the university. The findings were released recently by Peter D’Angelo, St. John’s board chairman.
City Council Majority Leader Joel Rivera (D-Bronx) called roll for the override vote of the Community Safety Act on Thursday and when bill co-sponsor Jumaane Williams (D-Brooklyn) was called, all eyes were on him.
Williams stood up, looking overwhelmed with emotion.
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At a recent debate for the public advocate’s race, state Sen. Dan Squadron (D-Brooklyn) was told by one of his opponents that she “won’t be lectured on ethics by an Albany politician.”
But Squadron — the only state legislator in the race for public advocate, and the only male among the four main candidates — is quick to dispel the notion that he is part of a historically unpopular, corrosive Albany club, noting that he has been a champion of reform from the moment he ran for his state Senate seat in 2008.
In the race for public advocate, Reshma Saujani says she’s the candidate of the underserved, the downtrodden, those who don’t have a strong voice in the political process already.
They may be immigrants, legal or not. They may be women who still face glass ceilings. They may be small business owners, taxed by the city both through actual taxes and excessive fines. They may be young residents of minority communities who do not believe the police are the good guys.
Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer would be capping an improbable political comeback should he prevail against Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer in the Democratic primary for comptroller on Sept. 10.
The two-term state attorney general was forced to resign as New York’s governor in 2008 after only 13 months amid scandals involving prostitution and using the state police to gather information on political enemies.
Gov. Cuomo has appointed a Commission to Investigate Public Corruption, a move he promised he would make if the Legislature failed to pass his package of government and ethics reforms this past session.
“We must root out corruption in politics and government,” Cuomo said. “... From the beginning, I said I would not accept a watered-down approach to cleaning up Albany and that the Legislature must either pass this package or I would empanel an investigative commission tasked with these same goals to achieve reform.”
Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) may not make the most noise of the Democrats running for Queens Borough President. But he includes his demeanor among the tools he says are necessary to lead the borough for the next four years.
“You don’t need to scream and yell to let people know you’re upset about something, or have a passion for getting something done,” the three-term councilman said. “You don’t have to insult someone. I’ve banged on a table. I’ve yelled at the mayor. I’ve argued with the speaker, but I’ve done it in-house.
(NewsUSA) - Some engineering experts believe mechanical engineers are advocates for international sustainability. At the very least, while some fully embrace and others cautiously test the waters, a sustainable consciousness is surfacing in the occupation.
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Here’s the latest disgrace out of Albany: Ex-Assemblyman Vito Lopez, who had to resign after it was revealed that he just couldn’t keep his hands off the pretty young things he liked to hire, has been fined $330,000 by the state Legislative Ethics Commission for his harassment of one young woman after another.
“Disgrace?” you ask. “What disgrace? Sounds like justice to me.”
Mayor Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott honored 11 teachers from around the city this week as winners of the first “Big Apple Awards” to recognize excellence in education, but none from Queens made the cut. Each winner will receive a $3,500 grant for use in the classroom and will serve as a “Big Apple Ambassador,” advising the city Department of Education.
A duo of megalith sports franchises, the New York Yankees and Britain’s Manchester City Football Club, announced on Monday Major League Soccer’s 20th franchise and second foray in the tri-state metropolitan area: New York City Football Club.
As officials from MLS, the Bronx Bombers, Abu Dhabi-owned Man City and Mayor Bloomberg congratulated each other during a Tuesday press conference rolling out the franchise, there was one notable absence: the Unisphere, which had become ubiquitous in the league’s push to build a home in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
The Juniper Park Civic Association is not happy with the approach of Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) and the city to cleaning up the district and has decided to take one matter into its own hands.
At the intersection of Metropolitan Avenue and Fresh Pond Road, there is an abandoned newsstand that has been an eyesore for about 10 years. In 2009, Crowley held a press conference calling on the Metropolitan Transit Authority and Long Island Rail Road to allow the community to demolish the newsstand and create a temporary green space in its place.
(StatePoint) Forget the old stereotypes that women need to be cutthroat and competitive to succeed. A new networking trend shows that cooperation is a great way to combat the challenges women face in business.