Apply equal justice in serious car crashes

first_imgI read recently the outrage over the high school-age boy, whose drunken crash claimed the life of two other children, being up for parole.Now it’s followed by sympathetic coverage of a prominent businessman whose same action has caused a woman to be crippled for life, a paraplegic. He has a lawyer who is paid enough to twist a story into shape that a judge must follow that twist and release the offender. Where is the justice?Calvin MooreColonieMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage and Contributions to Pennsylvania

first_img SHARE TWEET By: Darwin Paz, Digital Assistant Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Latino Affairs, The Blog, Videos As National Hispanic Heritage Month 2016 draws to a close, we continue to recognize the many ways Hispanics contribute to the growth of Pennsylvania. Over the last month, Pennsylvanians have taken the opportunity to celebrate the cultural traditions and to honor the significant achievements of our Hispanic and Latino American communities.History of Hispanic Heritage MonthNational Hispanic Heritage Month evolved from National Hispanic Heritage Week, first observed in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan expanded this celebration to cover the 30-day period we are familiar with today: September 15 through October 15th.This date range is significant because it includes the dates that many South American countries celebrate the anniversary of their independence, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Chile. This date range also encompasses the celebration of Día de la Raza or Columbus Day, which is on October 12.To further exemplify this national observance, Governor Tom Wolf signed a proclamation recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month in Pennsylvania.Over the last month, organizations across the commonwealth hosted events to recognize the many contributions Hispanic Americans make to our commonwealth.Pennsylvania’s MakeupAccording to the Pew Research Center, more than 834,000 Hispanic Americans call Pennsylvania home and lead in business, industry, government, education, the sciences, arts, faith and the armed forces.Pennsylvania’s Hispanic American population grew by more than 80 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to U.S. Census data.A study lead by the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce found that the Greater Philadelphia Region, representing the second largest Hispanic market in northeastern United States, grew by 58.3% from 2000 to 2010.That same study also highlighted that Hispanic Americans in the Greater Philadelphia Region have a total purchasing power of approximately $4.2 billion.Dating back to the revolution, Hispanic Americans have always played a an integral role in government, including helping Pennsylvania champion its title as the keystone state during the formation of the United States.Today, two of the commonwealth’s highest positions are served by Hispanic Americans: Secretary Pedro Cortez, Pennsylvania Department of State, and Secretary Pedro Rivera, Pennsylvania Department of Education.Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity for all Pennsylvanians to join together to celebrate our commonwealth’s rich, diverse heritage and our common pursuit of life and liberty. Celebrating Hispanic Heritage and Contributions to Pennsylvania October 14, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Badminton News Olympian Sindhu only sportsperson in Forbes India’s maiden 22’ tycoons of tomorrow’ list

first_imgMumbai: Badminton player and Olympian PV Sindhu is the only sportsperson featuring in the Forbes India’s maiden ‘tycoons of tomorrow’ list of 22 young achievers in the fields of business, acting and sports.Other prominent names in the list are Karan Adani, chief executive of Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone; Anant Goenka, group executive director of Indian Express; Ashni Biyani, managing director of Future Consumer; and the Birla scion Ananya Birla, founder of Svatantra Microfinance, co-founder, CuroCarte and co-founder of Mpower.Also Read | From United Nations, Donald Trump sends ‘love’ to India, regards to ‘friend’ ModiThe magazine, known for its annual rich list, said this is an India-specific property adding the ranking is not based on their networth alone.The list also includes Radha Kapoor Khanna, the daughter of Yes Bank CEO Rana Kapoor and founder of The Three Sisters: Institutional Office; Nadia Chauhan of Parle Agro fame; PC Musthafa, co-founder of iD Fresh Food; Girish Mathrubootham, founder of Freshworks.Other names are Nikhil Kamath and Nithin Kamath, the co-founders of Zerodha; Ameera Shah of Metropolis Healthcare; Siddharth Bindra of Biba Apparel; Anant Goenka of Ceat; Upasna Kamineni Konidela of Apollo Hospitals and Vikram Shroff of UPL.Real estate developer Lodha group’s Abhishek Lodha; Archit Gupta, founder of Cleartax; Zorawar Kalra, founder of Massive Restaurants; actors Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar; Ankur Jain, founder of Bira 91 beer and Ritesh Agarwal of Oyo Rooms also feature in the list.Read More | NSUI national secretary Akshay Kumar submitted fake degree for admission in PhD course: DU official“The list recognises the scions of family-managed businesses, first-generation entrepreneurs, and actors and sportspersons, who have displayed the dynamism to revitalise an existing enterprise, or have created something new, and, in the process, redefined the rules of business, industry or their craft,” the magazine said.It clarified that the ‘tycoons of tomorrow’ is not a ranking but a qualitative selection based on a long-list compiled by the Forbes India team, and suggestions made by a six-member jury. For all the Latest Sports News News, Badminton News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more