Just weeks after the California state legislature unanimously passed a bill that would allow student-athletes to benefit off their name, image, and likeness, a New York state senator introduced a similar bill that would require colleges to pay student-athletes.Last week, New York State Sen. Kevin S. Parker introduced Senate Bill S6722A also known as the “New York Collegiate Athletic Participation Compensation Act.” Just like California’s Fair Pay to Play Act, the bill proposes to give college athletes the ability to sell the rights to their own names, images, and likenesses. The New York bill, however, goes a step further. Should it be passed into law, college athletic departments would also be required to divide a 15% share of their annual revenue with all student-athletes. “It’s about equity,” Parker told ESPN. “These young people are adding their skill, talent and labor to these universities. … You don’t need the … [Read more...] about New York State Senator Proposes Bill to Pay College Athletes
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | New York State Officials Sue ‘Predatory’ Rent-to-Own Home Seller Advertisement Supported by ByMatthew Goldstein Aug. 1, 2019 Authorities in New York State are the latest regulators to crack down on what once was one of the nation’s largest seller of rent-to-own homes. In a suit filed in Federal District Court in Manhattan on Thursday, the state attorney general’s office and the Department of Financial Services contend that the company, Vision Property Management, operated an “illegal, unlicensed mortgage lending” business by using deceptive lease agreements to sell often-rundown homes in upstate New York. The lawsuit contends that Vision, which is based in Columbia, S.C., portrays itself as a consumer-friendly company that offers lower-income people a chance at … [Read more...] about New York State Officials Sue ‘Predatory’ Rent-to-Own Home Seller
NEW YORK - Amid confetti and chants of "equal pay," New York honored the U.S. women's soccer team on Wednesday with a ticker-tape parade up the "Canyon of Heroes," celebrating its World Cup triumph and hailing the players' emergence as icons of women's rights. The squad's 2-0 win over Netherlands in the final match on Sunday capped a World Cup campaign that attracted vast television audiences, reflecting the popularity of a U.S. soccer team that has dominated international competition, winning a record fourth title. A party atmosphere filled lower Manhattan as marching bands and women on motorcycles escorted floats carrying the players, coaches and staff up Broadway to a City Hall rally along a route dubbed "the Canyon of Heroes." But the parade in New York's financial district was more than a tribute to a championship team, which has been involved in a well-publicized fight with the U.S. Soccer Federation for equal pay with the U.S. men's national team. The cause has endeared … [Read more...] about New York showers confetti, love on U.S. women’s soccer team
Many cities, in recent years, have initiated tree-planting campaigns to offset carbon dioxide emissions and improve urban microclimates. In 2007, New York City launched MillionTrees NYC, a program designed to plant 1 million new trees along streets, in parks, and on private and public properties by 2017. They hit their goal two years ahead of time. These programs are popular for a reason: Not only do trees improve the city’s appearance, but they also mitigate the urban heat island effect–the tendency for dense cities to be hotter than surrounding areas. Studies have shown that trees reduce pollutants in the air, and even the mere sight of trees and the availability of green spaces in cities can decrease stress. But as I show in my new book, Seeing Trees: A History of Street Trees in New York City and Berlin, trees weren’t always a part of the urban landscape. It took a systematic, coordinated effort to get the first ones planted. A landscape that was hot, … [Read more...] about How a 19th-century doctor saved New York–by planting trees
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper New York | A New York Plastic Bag Ban: What Is Cuomo Proposing and Is It a Good Thing? Supported by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said he will push to eliminate single-use plastic bags in the state. But so far, there are scant details about his plan. ByMichael Gold Jan. 15, 2019 [What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox .] The plastic bag ban plan is back. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Sunday that he would push for a statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags as part of his 2019 budget plan, which he will introduce in Albany on Tuesday. Efforts to regulate the bags in New York have been discussed for years; the governor first proposed legislation to prohibit the ubiquitous bags last April. That bill, which stalled in the Republican-led State Senate, came more than a year after Mr. … [Read more...] about A New York Plastic Bag Ban: What Is Cuomo Proposing and Is It a Good Thing?