I’m tired about hearing about Russia. Anyone with any intelligence already know who they were going to vote for. I never got an email from Russia saying who to vote for. Why would anyone with any sense listen to another country’s opinion anyway? I don’t understand how Russia could influence we Americans. We’re not that stupid.I’m a Republican and I vote for the candidate I think is best for the job, whether Democrat or Republican. They have been investigating Hillary Clinton, and just reopened another investigation. Why isn’t the FBI investigating Hillary about her using her own server, which was illegal?No matter who President Trump nominates for a position in government, the Democrats won’t accept it, no matter how much he or she would be fit for the job. They just want a Democrat so they can control the country. Just how many of those accusing President Trump are Democrats? How come Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and rest of the Democrats didn’t ask Bill Clinton to resign for his behavior in the White House with Monica Lewinski?James MaxfieldScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusSchenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff…EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion
First Lady Frances Wolf Hosts Roundtable on Equal Pay, Encourages Continued Action to End Gender Pay Gap in Pennsylvania Economy, Equality, First Lady Frances Wolf, Jobs That Pay, Press Release, Women’s Rights Harrisburg, PA – First Lady Frances Wolf and members of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women today joined business leaders, lawmakers and advocates for a roundtable discussion at the Governor’s Residence focused on Governor Wolf’s executive action to address the gender pay gap in state government and the need to enact similar policies to protect all women in Pennsylvania from gender-based pay discrimination.“When women are paid just 79 cents on the dollar of what men are paid, we have a real problem. And the problem is even worse for women of color with African American women making just 63 cents on the dollar of what men are paid,” the First Lady Wolf said. “We have taken steps to eliminate the gender pay gap for Pennsylvania state employees, but we need to do more. Working together, I know that we can make equal pay for equal work a reality for all Pennsylvanians.”On June 6th, Governor Wolf signed Executive Order: 2018-18-03 – Equal Pay for Employees of the Commonwealth, which directs state agencies under the Governor’s jurisdiction to:No longer ask job applicants their salary history during the hiring processBase salaries on job responsibilities, position pay range, and the applicant’s job knowledge and skillsClearly explain the pay range on job postingThe Executive Order, which applies to management-level positions, takes effect 90 days from the day it was signed.“The gender pay gap is wrong. It is wrong for women, it is wrong for families and it is wrong for Pennsylvania,” said Randi Teplitz, chair of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women. “The Commission for Women was proud to stand with Governor Wolf when he signed his executive order banning this practice in state government, but now we must come together to ensure that no woman in Pennsylvania is paid less simply because of her gender.”The First Lady was also joined by advocates who have been strong voices to end the pay gap in the state capitol and throughout Pennsylvania, including the American Association of University Women.“Pay equity is not just a matter of fairness but the key to families making ends meet,” said AAUW-PA Public Policy Co-Chair Barbara Price. “Wage discrimination limits women’s choices and has real consequences. It impairs their ability to buy homes and pay for a college education and limits their total lifetime earnings, thereby reducing their retirement savings and benefits.”Women working full time, year-round in Pennsylvania are paid just 79 cents on the dollar of what men are paid. That gap widens among women minorities, with black women making 63 cents on the dollar, Native American women making 57 cents on the dollar, and Latina women making 54 cents on the dollar. Pennsylvania ranks 29th out of the 50 states for pay disparity, and fifth among its seven surrounding states.Tomorrow, August 7, 2018, is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, which signifies how long into the year it takes an African American woman to make the same amount of money a man makes for the year prior. This means that a black woman would have to work more than 200 additional days to make the same amount of money a white man makes in a year. August 06, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
He added, “I ran large companies with thousands of people, and I wouldn’t tolerate that kind of behavior from any of our management. . . .You don’t treat employees that way. You can’t be verbally or physically abusive.”Karmanos said it also explained why Jordan didn’t sign with the club, despite being offered a contract — leaving for the KHL after the 2015-16 season. Peters was given a contract extension by Francis in the summer of 2016 and then resigned in 2018 after Francis was fired. Francis is now the GM of the Seattle franchise and Karmanos sold the Hurricanes to Thomas Dundon in 2017. “Look, I’m probably as upset as anybody could be,” he told The Seattle Times’ Geoff Baker. “I take pride in our organizations. I’ve always taken pride in playing the game the right way and all of that stuff. So I’m fed up.’’ On Monday, Akim Aliu alleged via Twitter that Peters used racial slurs towards him when he was was a player for the Chicago Blackhawks’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, in 2009-10.Not very surprising the things we’re hearing about Babcock. Apple doesn’t fall far from the Tree, same sort of deal with his protege in YYC. Dropped the N bomb several times towards me in the dressing room in my rookie year because he didn’t like my choice of music. First one to— Akim Aliu (@Dreamer_Aliu78) November 26, 2019admit I rebelled against him. Wouldn’t you? And instead of remedying the situation, he wrote a letter to John McDonough and Stan Bowman to have me sent down to the ECHL. 20 year old on pace for 20 goals in his first pro year with zero PP/PK time was off to a great start in his— Akim Aliu (@Dreamer_Aliu78) November 26, 2019The following day, former Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Michal Jordan wrote on Twitter, “You get what you deserve Bill. After years making it to the NHL had experience with the worst coach ever by far. Kicking me and punching other player to the head during the game.”1) Never wish anything bad to the person but you get what you deserve Bill.After years making it to the NHL had experience with the worst coach ever by far.Kicking me and punching other player to the head during the game…— Michal Jordan (@TheBigCzech23) November 26, 20192) then pretending like nothing happened…couldnt believe my eyes what can happen in the best league.. happy that i dont have to go thrue that stuff on daily basics anymore.— Michal Jordan (@TheBigCzech23) November 26, 2019While Peters issued a statement and apology for the racial slur on Wednesday night, he did not address Jordan’s allegations in the email. Earlier in the day, Brind’Amour spoke to reporters stating that the abuse was acknowledged by the team and, in his mind, taken care of.“What happened after that I’m proud of, the way the players handled it and the way our sports staff handled it — bringing it to management right away,” the then-Hurricanes assistant coach said. “Then management handled it correctly and never heard of it again. Never saw anything else after that. It was definitely dealt with, in my opinion, correctly. And that’s the last I need to talk about it because it’s not our issue. We definitely moved passed that. So I want to talk about the game.”However, Karmanos said the news never went up the chain to him — and he didn’t find out until Tuesday — noting that if he had known, Peters “wouldn’t have lasted five minutes with me or most of our organization.” Just hours after Rod Brind’Amour publicly acknowledged that then-Carolina Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters physically assaulted two players on the bench, former team owner Peter Karmanos told The Seattle Times he would have fired Peters “in a nanosecond” — if he had known.“I’m pretty upset,” said Karmanos, who stressed that then-general manager Ron Francis did not inform him about the allegations. “And I have my calls in to Ronnie as well. I think he’s the one who’s going to have to tell people what he did when he found out that the coach had done these things.’’
Facebook161Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Westport WineryWestport Winery Garden Resort and the Roberts family were honored with Seattle Business Magazine’s Community Involvement Business of the Year for 2018. Members of the winery team attended a gala dinner held on December 4, at Bell Harbor International Convention Center in Seattle. The judges selected Westport Winery because of the significant investment in local charities and in creating a public garden featuring collaborations with local artists to create sixty outdoor sculptures.Photo Credit: Seattle Business MagazineIn the acceptance speech for the award winery co-owner Kim Roberts said, “We have grown our business to include 30 employees in two states. That commitment to community means we take the responsibility of making sure our team earns enough to care for their families. We often say we are the ship of second chances. Everyone on our team has a story. Our job is to help them have a success story because of their contributions to our success story.”In her conclusion she said, “Grays Harbor is beautiful, if you haven’t visited, we invite you to take a day, a weekend, or a lifetime, and join us in this vibrant area. Ours is a humble community with great need and even greater opportunity. We feel fortunate to be part of its economic transformation.”In 2017 the Westport Winery was named Greater Grays Harbor Business of the Year. USA Today named the Sea Glass Grill at Westport Winery Garden Resort one of the top five winery restaurants in the nation. The business has been voted Best Winery by King 5 Evening Magazine.In 2016 Westport Winery was honored as one of the top twenty most-admired wineries in North America by Winery & Vineyard Management Magazine. The business earned Best Winery, Best Wine Shop, and Best Boutique Winery for 2016 by South Sound Magazine. They received the Grays Harbor Environmental Stewardship Award in 2015. They are finalist to the Best Washington Family Business competition by Seattle Business Magazine. And in 2011 they garnered Washington Winery to Watch by Wine Press Northwest.In Oregon, Westport Winery Seaside is open daily from 11am to 6pm. Family-friendly Westport Winery Garden Resort is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. The Sea Glass Grill at the resort is open daily or breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and until 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information or reservations call 360-648-2224.