New York State Bar Association offers pro bono legal help to those with denied unemployment claims

first_img(WBNG) — The New York State Bar Association says they want to make sure everyone has a fair chance to receive unemployment benefits. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, attorneys across New York State are stepping up, and they’re doing it for free. The association has built a network of nearly 800 attorneys ready to volunteer their time and services to help individuals appeal denied insurance claims. Greenberg says at least 1.4 million New Yorkers are newly unemployed, all seeking unemployment benefits. It’s as simply as filling out an online application. The application asks questions relating to your denied claim. If an attorney feels they can help your situation, they’ll reach out to you, offering services at no cost. “Providing assistance to those who can’t afford an attorney. Particularly when they’re in dire need, it’s one of the highest, and noblest callings that a lawyer can perform,” said New York State Bar Association President Hank Greenberg. “There’s evidence that people who are represented by council through the appeal process fair much better than those who simply represent themselves,” said Greenberg. center_img According to the New York State Department of Labor, there was a 2,110 percent increase in the amount of claims filed in the Southern Tier. “Now in the midst of COVID-19 when all of us are grieving over the suffering, the death, the despair, this is an opportunity for lawyers to do what has always been our professional obligation, help those who cannot afford an attorney,” said Greenberg. The New York State Bar Association strongly recommends filing your unemployment claim immediately. If it is denied and you would like to file an appeal, the appeal should also be filed as soon as the claim is denied.last_img read more

‘Open the books’ rally held at Ithaca College in support of employees who were fired

first_imgITHACA (WBNG/WENY) — Two organizations came together and hosted a rally in opposition to the recent and impending firings of Ithaca College faculty and staff. “As a student, I couldn’t just sit by and let them make these decisions about my community and my friends and mentors without stepping up and telling them it’s really not okay,” she said. One student organizer, Tali Abraham, said the firings have started to affect her learning experience. With the pandemic changing the way learning is done at different levels, many Ithaca College staff members and faculty have lost their jobs, or are expected to in the future. Around 60 individuals, a mixture of students, staff, and faculty, attended the rally. center_img Ithaca College planned to cut faculty and staff before the pandemic began, but as COVID cases rise, the number of budget cuts from the college do as well. Many protesters expressed their thoughts regarding the lack of transparency they felt the college has had throughout the pandemic. Attendees shared their concerns over the well-being of the employees at the college, and concerns for the school itself, after being affected by the coronavirus. last_img read more

Sumatran tiger found dead, ensnared in Riau

first_imgA protected Sumatran tiger was found rotting last week in a forest in Siak regency, Riau. A wire snare was found around its neck.Sources said a palm oil plantation worker found the carcass on Aug. 27. He reported the discovery to his neighborhood unit head, and on Saturday, the information was forwarded to the Riau Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA).However, the information was not publicly available until Wednesday, when a photo of the tiger lying dead in the snare circulated on social media. The Riau BKSDA declined, at first, to give an official statement on the tiger’s death, saying that such publicity would threaten other Sumatran tigers and disturb the agency’s efforts to save them.“We should understand that publication [of the incident] could lead to a high level of threat to the tigers. Frankly, the results of our monitoring show that hunting has worsened,” Riau BKSDA official Heru Sutmantoro told reporters on Wednesday.However, Heru later provided more details. He said the tiger had been autopsied by the Riau BKSDA team before its burial.“The tiger was an adult female, aged about 8 to 10 years. She died of respiratory failure because of the wire that entangled her neck,” he said.Field analysis suggested that the tiger was ensnared in a different location from where it was found and that it had died about 10 days ago.He added that companies that held land concessions nearby were responsible for protecting endangered species in the area. He hoped they would remove the snares installed near their working areas. (syk)Topics :last_img read more

Europa League quarter-final draw: Arsenal face Napoli, Chelsea meet Slavia Prague

first_imgMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Europa League quarter-final draw Arsenal v NapoliVillarreal v ValenciaBenfica v Eintracht FrankfurtSlavia Prague v Chelsea Metro Sport ReporterFriday 15 Mar 2019 12:14 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.4kShares Advertisement Comment Europa League semi-final draw QF1 (Arsenal v Napoli) v QF2 (Villareal v Valencia)QF3 (Benfica v Eintracht Frankfurt) v QF4 (Slavia Prague v Chelsea) Arsenal and Chelsea will hope to win the Europa League this season (Pictures: Getty)Arsenal will face Napoli in the quarter-finals of the Europa League, while fellow Premier League club Chelsea take on Slavia Prague.The eight teams left in the competition discovered their fate on Friday morning with the draw taking place in Nyon, Switzerland.It is the first time in 48 years that England has had six quarter-finalists in major European competitions, with four teams also competing in the Champions League.This year’s Europa League final takes on Wednesday, 29 May at the Olympic Stadium in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Chelsea undoubtedly produced the most impressive display in the last-16 round, with Maurizio Sarri’s side smashing Dynamo Kiev 8-0 on aggregate.AdvertisementAdvertisementAnd the Blues were handed a favourable quarter-final draw against Czech outfit Slavia Prague.Unai Emery, a three-time winner of this competition with Sevilla, led Arsenal to an impressive comeback victory against Ligue 1 side Rennes.The Gunners reached the semi-finals last year before losing 2-0 on aggregate to Atletico Madrid. They will face Napoli in the next round. Europa League – key dates Quarter-final: 11 & 18 AprilSemi-finals: 2 & 9 MayFinal: Wednesday 29 May, Olympic Stadium, BakuAll kick off at 21:00CET though exceptions to this rule can be made by the UEFA administration. Emery ‘excited’ by prospect of winning Europa League with ArsenalTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 9:11FullscreenEmery ‘excited’ by prospect of winning Europa League with Arsenalhttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-excited-prospect-winning-europa-league-arsenal-1883506/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Speaking after Arsenal progressed to the quarter-finals, Emery said: ‘We can feel the possibility of winning this title.’Sarri’s former club Napoli reached the last-eight after a dramatic victory over Red Bull Salzburg, while Eintracht Frankfurt stunned former Champions League winners Inter Milan.Five-time Sevilla also suffered a shock exit at the hands of Slavia Prague, who now face Premier League giants Chelsea. Europa League quarter-final draw: Arsenal face Napoli, Chelsea meet Slavia Prague Advertisementlast_img read more

Tee off within minutes from this Clontarf home

first_imgThe home at 35 Bradley Rd, Clontarf.This modern house comes with dedicated space for the golf buggy and direct golf course access.Jeannie and Colin Gower have owned the property for about 18 years and built their dream home on the block 10 years ago. “We bulldozed the old worker’s cottage and built the house of our dreams,” Mr Gower said. “We went through three sets of plans before we got it right. We were over the moon with the finished product. The kitchen at 35 Bradley Rd, Clontarf. Picture: supplied“We thought this would be our forever home so we put the best of everything in it.”Mr Gower said he loved the house so much he couldn’t pick a favourite space but he did particularly like that nearly every room had a view of the swimming pool or Redcliffe Golf Course. “We’ve been members of the golf club for over 30 years,” he said. “We absolutely bought the block for its location. It’s in a great spot overlooking a pond, between the third and eighth tee, so we don’t have people teeing off at our back door.”The house is set over two levels with an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area on the ground floor opening to a patio over-looking the golf course. The formal living and dining space opens to the poolside courtyard. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoThe pool area at 35 Bradley Rd, Clontarf. Picture: supplied.There is also a laundry, powder room, bathroom and guest room on this level, along with a double-car garage at the front and a golf buggy garage at the back. “I can drive straight out on to the golf course and the club house is a two-minute buggy ride away,” Mr Gower said. Upstairs, the spacious master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and a private balcony. The two remaining bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and there is a family bathroom. The Gowers are selling to make a sea or tree change.last_img read more

Deadline for ‘Walmart Open Call’ today

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Often times, the best ideas are right in our own backyard. So, why not you? Attention entrepreneurs, Walmart is looking to serve up the big break you’ve been looking for during Walmart’s Open Call  scheduled for June 13, 2018 in Bentonville, Arkansas. You can apply now for a chance to secure a seat at a table with one of the company’s buyers by visiting walmart-jump.com; the deadline is May 4.“Walmart’s investment in U.S. -manufactured products goes beyond the shelf. The investment is also in the entrepreneurs’ dream, and that can be an emotional experience for everyone involved,” said Cindi Marsiglio, Walmart’s vice president of Merchandise Services and U.S. Manufacturing. “By investing in products that support American jobs, we’re able to bring new products to our shelves and new jobs to our communities.”Attendees at this year’s Open Call could secure deals ranging from a handful of stores in a local market, to supplying hundreds or even thousands of stores, Sam’s Club locations and Walmart.com. The daylong event informs, empowers and encourages all who attend while providing a great networking opportunity for local entrepreneurs.A brand new batch of products identified during the 2017 Open Call event recently landed on Walmart store shelves, representing the dreams of dozens of entrepreneurs across the country, including:Orlando residents are beaming with pride after O’Dang Hummus fulfilled founder Jesse Wolfe’s childhood dream and secured a deal to put their low calorie healthy snack on Walmart shelves. As of today, the O’Dang Hummus products can be found in more than 2,000 stores.ZolliPops CEO, Alina Morse, proves that age is only a number. The 12-year old entrepreneur from Michigan landed her products on the shelves of over 4,500 Walmart locations.Sleep is essential and Terra Beauty Products Bars showcased their Florida-manufactured Go To Sleep Natural Pillow Mist to buyers, earning the product a trial in 85 stores. In January 2013, Walmart announced it intends to help boost job creation and U.S. manufacturing through buying an additional $250 billion in products that support American jobs over 10 years. Based on data from Boston Consulting Group, it’s estimated that 1 million new U.S. jobs will be created through this initiative. Last year, Walmart spent $2 billion with Hoosier suppliers, supporting 59,000 local jobs.last_img read more

Inter Milan say Conte to remain coach next season

first_imgRelatedPosts Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Antonio Conte will stay on as coach at Italian Serie A club side Inter Milan next season, ending speculation they may part company following last week’s Europa League final defeat.Conte’s occasional angry outbursts saw him clash with the club’s senior executives during his first season in charge, when Inter Milan finished second to Juventus in Serie A. They went on to lose 2-3 to Sevilla in the Europa League final on Friday.“The Club and Antonio Conte had a constructive meeting today (Tuesday), focused on continuity and strategy, in which the two parties laid the foundations to continue working together on the Club’s project,” Inter Milan said in a statement on Tuesday.The 51-year-old ex-Italy coach joined Inter Milan after winning three Serie A titles with Juve and the Premier League with Chelsea.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Antonio ConteEuropa LeagueInter MilanJuventusMilanSerie ASEVILLAlast_img read more

Cisse eyes return to striker role

first_img Press Association Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse is ready to terrorise Barclays Premier League defences once again – as long as he gets to play in his favoured position. He added: “It was difficult last year because we were fighting not to go down. The year before, all of the players enjoyed the games and couldn’t wait for the next one. “We tried our best, but we hopefully will have all of our players back, not too many injuries. “We have a good squad. I enjoy playing for this team. Next season, we will challenge. “We have Hatem Ben Arfa, [Moussa] Sissoko and Yohan Cabaye, and the team can challenge at the higher end of the table.” However, if Newcastle are to mount the kind of challenge they did two seasons ago, they will need to find the man – or men – they need to support Cisse. Pardew’s mission to recruit at least one foil for the former Freiburg man was identified as the main focus this summer long before a disappointing campaign drew to a close. But to date the Magpies, with new director of football Joe Kinnear now heading the hunting party, have been directed up a series of blind alleys. They have been given permission to talk to Wigan’s Arouna Kone, although the Ivorian’s intention to be reunited with former manager Roberto Martinez at Everton appears to have ended their interest. center_img The Senegal international spent the first half of last season playing in an unaccustomed wide right-side role as Demba Ba got the nod through the middle, and memories of his blistering start in English football soon faded. Cisse told the Chronicle: “I hope to play in my best position as much as I can. My best position is striker. I had never played right wing in my life. It was my first time at Newcastle. It was okay because I was doing it for the team.” last_img read more

Bob Wilson has been the man behind Syracuse rugby for 37 years

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 26, 2017 at 12:07 am Contact Evan: ebeebe@syr.edu By day Bob Wilson is the director of Student Support Services at Syracuse, working in the Psychological Services Center. Wilson’s office, sitting in the basement of the building, is an ode to his true passion: rugby.Hanging on the walls are old rugby photos and the flag of Wilson’s homeland, England. When Wilson leaves his day job, he becomes head coach of the Syracuse rugby team, of which he’s been at the helm for the past 37 years.In 1968, Syracuse was introduced to rugby for the first time by graduate student Peter Baigent. The team had to use rope as crossbars, and consisted of both students and community members. Then, in 1970, Baigent wrote to Wilson and asked if he’d move from England and enroll at Syracuse to support his efforts at developing a rugby club. Baigent knew his friend loved rugby since they began playing together at Loughborough University in Central London.However, for Wilson, rugby wasn’t always his favorite sport. Growing up in England, Wilson played soccer, but he couldn’t continue in high school.“This high school, which was trying to be a poor replica of private schools in the U.K.,” Wilson said, “did not allow soccer, so I played rugby.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWilson helped the rugby program until he graduated. Then, he and his wife, Patricia, moved back to England. After 10 years, the couple returned to Syracuse to be closer to Patricia’s family. It was then that Wilson returned to coach the sport he had helped bring to life with his friend.Wilson describes his first departure as “very hard.”“We had shared rugby, social and family experiences together,” he added. “Several (teammates) are still good friends today.”Once Wilson returned, things had changed and the university and community had split paths. The community members formed the Syracuse Chargers, which still exists today.Syracuse now fields more than 60 players on three different teams and is a no-cut club sport. Yet, this promise to keep any interested athlete has upset upperclassmen who’ve grown frustrated with the high numbers.“There are times when some upperclassmen do not agree with Bob’s mentality of being open to anyone to join the club who is passionate about learning the sport.” said Matt Magargee, one of Wilson’s players. “However, with all the coaches I’ve had and met, I’ve never seen somebody so spirited to teach what he knows about rugby to these 18- to 22-year-old guys.”Magargee is a senior at Syracuse and has been on the rugby team since his freshmen year. He plays back, a position meant for the shorter, shiftier players, like a wide receiver or running back in football. Wilson is a former back, himself.“Bob is basically the core of the backs on the team,” Magargee said. “Without him, we wouldn’t be nearly as competent and competitive as we have been.”Magargee jokes that there’s a rumor that Wilson has never been tackled once in a game. Sometimes during practice, Wilson will take the field with his team.Today, rugby has grown exponentially in the U.S. and recruiting has become the new norm in college rugby. For Wilson, this is a new factor as a coach, yet he has found ways to still bring in players. He sends students or alumni to college fairs in New Jersey and Philadelphia, a youth program in Washington, D.C. and, sometimes, California. He also plans biannual trips to Europe for games. This season, SU will play in Portugal.“We try to keep the name of Syracuse rugby relevant,” Wilson said. Commentslast_img read more

NBA, NHL should scrap current draft formats to prevent tanking

first_imgIt needs to end.When Lakers fans are openly pained when they beat Philadelphia twice and endanger the possession of a top-five draft pick, that is wrong.When the Arizona Coyotes are wildly cheered during a victory over the Buffalo Sabres — in Buffalo — that is also wrong. Intentional losing has many shapes and forms. The object is to finish low enough to capture a high draft pick and thus turn around your franchise.It is more likely to work in the NBA than anywhere else. One great player has a disproportionate impact. That is why the Houston Rockets nakedly tanked away two seasons to move into position to draft Ralph Sampson and Hakeem Olajuwon. With Olajuwon, they won NBA titles, 11 and 12 years after his draft. But to get there, they had to undercut the very concept of competition. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Rockets’ chicanery forced the NBA to set up a draft lottery, in which the lower teams and eventually the non-playoff teams would draw ping-pong balls to decide who got the best players. Eventually the ping-pong balls were weighted so the very worst teams could get a break.Then some draft picks became “lottery protected,” meaning that the teams who got them would only keep them if they finished low enough. So now more teams are failing to try.Tanking visited the NHL this year because of Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, two can’t-miss prospects unless you’re old enough to remember Alexandre Daigle. The worst NHL team has a 20-percent chance of winning the lottery. But keep in mind that even the best players on a hockey team play only half the minutes, at best. Also keep in mind that Edmonton has had the first overall pick for three consecutive years and still has a prime seat at the lottery table.Sometimes, losing for winning works. The Indianapolis Colts went 1-15 with Peyton Manning hurt and thus took Andrew Luck with the No. 1 pick. One year of pain, a decade or more of gain.The San Antonio Spurs were boosted when they synchronized their worst seasons with the arrivals of David Robinson and Tim Duncan, both first overall picks 10 years apart. But since Duncan’s draft in 1997, the Spurs have never picked higher than 20th in the first round and have won five championships anyway.The NFL gave us inverse order of finish in its first draft in 1936. It wanted competitiveness. That, plus inverse difficulty of scheduling, has served its purpose. In nearly a half-century of Super Bowls, every team has played in at least one, save Detroit, Jacksonville and Houston.Basketball is different. Since 1980, only nine franchises have won NBA championships. Since the 1977 NBA-ABA merger, Toronto, Charlotte, New Orleans, Denver, Minnesota, Atlanta, Golden State and the Clippers have all failed to get to the NBA Finals.Why should failure be rewarded, and utter failure be utterly rewarded?The pitiful nature of tanking has brought a flood of remedies to the suggestion box. Most of them are too convoluted for fans and even team officials to track.So here’s simplicity. Hold a blind draw every year. Put every team in the hat.This was done in 2005. The NHL had locked out its teams for a whole season. When they came back, it seemed unfair to base the 2005 draft on 2004 standings. So everybody’s name went in. That is how the Penguins got Sidney Crosby. The Ducks, at No. 2, took Bobby Ryan.Such a system would make the draft lottery a truly riveting event and would put a bigger premium on the accumulation of first-round picks. Thus, fewer trades and more stability.You say it introduces too much luck to the game? Tell it to the Portland Trail Blazers, who had taken Sam Bowie ahead of Michael Jordan in 1984. Now it was 2007, Portland was picking first, and Greg Oden was the obvious guy. Oden then spent most of his career in knee rehab and Seattle (now Oklahoma City) gladly grabbed Kevin Durant.Luck infects everything. A blind draw would at least quit penalizing excellence.@MWhicker03LANG on Twitter Mark.Whicker@langnews.comcenter_img Trying to win by trying to lose is not only wrong, it’s dumb. It does not work often enough to justify itself. It drives away fans. It demands the same high ticket price.More to the point, it mocks the lifelong efforts, preparations and ambitions of the players who are stuck in this charade. It turns them into placeholders, stand-ins for the new players next year. It is turning large parts of this NBA season into a parody and has even infected the ultimate competitiveness of the NHL.last_img read more