The New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program is a bottom up, planning process designed to empower communities that suffered significant damage from Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. The program was established in April 2013 by the Governor and is funded almost entirely by over $600 million of federal funds through the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery program. Over the past eight months, local leaders, experts, and officials have worked together to incorporate their community unique needs into 50 Reconstruction Plans, which recommend innovative and transformative projects that will prepare them for future extreme weather..
It’s kinda like a few years ago when people started talking about why the newest smartphones were getting too expensive, and companies had to figure how to release cheaper versions to get people to buy them again. Except, we’re not even talking about great advances in vinyl, we’re only talking about color. I don’t know what justifies charging $20 and $35 for a different color besides the fact that some people would pay that.
The League is also close to launching online versions of some of its successful career academies. For employers, the League is able to provide a pool of candidates pre screened to meet their hiring needs.The Urban League is calling on the community to support this effort in two important ways:1. Help spread the word to workers who have been hurt by furloughs, layoffs, reduced hours, or other impacts to their employment situation.
The inspiration behind Giada De Laurentiis’ partnership with Lagostina centers around Sunday dinner the idea of bringing the family together for a sit down meal at the end of the week. (Truth be told, if Giada were cooking, we’d staple ourselves to the dining room chair.) The cooking titans came up with a four quart dutch oven that seamlessly sauts, braises, slow cooks, and roasts. The rounded bottom and flared edges make scooping risotto and ladling soup a cinch, and the stainless steel vessel with a hammered copper lid is just damn sharp.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday said he would not wear a face mask after his recovery from COVID 19, in spite of widespread support from top officials and the public for the measure. In his first news conference since testing positive for COVID 19 on Jan. 24, Lopez Obrador brushed aside repeated questions from reporters about whether he would wear a mask to help contain the spread of the coronavirus.