Former Rupert Murdoch Chief of Staff Natalie Ravitz Joining NFL

May 16, 16 Former Rupert Murdoch Chief of Staff Natalie Ravitz Joining NFL

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In early May the former chief of staff at 21st Century Fox and News Corp Natalie Ravitz, was hired by the National Football League to be their senior vice president of communications. Ravitz will be working with Joe Lockhart, another new hire for the NFL, who began there in January. This new team of PR experts has great experience in the world of political communications. Lockhart was President Bill Clinton’s press secretary from October 1998 until September 2000. He also worked for Walter Mondale, Paul Simon, and Michael Dukakis. Ravitz earned her stripes working for Rupert Murdoch as his chief of staff; as press secretary and speech writer for Senator Barbara Boxer of California; and communications director for the New York City Department of Education under then Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Considering the experience Ravitz and Lockhart share between them, the NFL should be well-positioned for any developments which might arise during the coming months and years. Ravitz will oversee the league’s communications and media strategy from NFL headquarters in New York...

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The Battle of the Dems Comes to Brooklyn

Apr 11, 16 The Battle of the Dems Comes to Brooklyn

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After a few accusations and finger pointing, the two left-standing Democratic candidates, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, have agreed on a date for their face-off debate. The two presidential wannabes both have deep roots in the Empire State: Hillary is a former New York senator, and Bernie is a homie who left to the greener pastures of Vermont, where he presently serves as a senator. The great debate date is inscribed to take place on April 14, in Brooklyn, and will be hosted by CNN in partnership with Time Warner Cable’s NY 1, a channel which is focused on New York news stories. Coming into the debate Clinton is ahead of Sanders by quite a bit delegate-wise. Sanders’ Wisconsin win last Tuesday gives him a nice boost and builds momentum. He has succeeded in the last five out of six primaries last held, helping Sanders campaign and giving Clinton a run for her money. The New York primary will be held on Tuesday, April 19, only five days after the...

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Women and the Environment: A Brief History of Involvement

Mar 31, 16 Women and the Environment: A Brief History of Involvement

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We all know how important environmentalism is in today’s world.  But did you know that it took a woman from England to inspire action to do something about New York’s pollution back in the mid-1950s? In 1956, Hazel Henderson, the well-known futurist, immigrated to New York. Soon after her arrival in the US, she began a letter-writing campaign to clean up New York’s air. Reminded of London’s smog crisis of 1952, in which 4,000 people died, Henderson wrote letters to New York Mayor Robert Wagner describing the thick smog she observed from her apartment window. Wagner, in denial, retorted that what she saw was merely normal ‘mist’ rolling in from the sea. Henderson was not deterred, however, and proceeded to write letters to the presidents of major American broadcasting networks and sent copies to the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. These letters urged them to broadcast the index of air pollution each day along with the daily weather report. Her efforts were successful five weeks later when WABC-TV in New York City began to report on the air pollution index, with CBS and NBC soon following suit. Soon after, Henderson and two friends created Citizens for Clean Air, an organization to warn residents about the health hazards of air pollution. Membership grew quickly with about three-quarters of the 25,000 members being women. Since then women have been especially active in this important arena of public health and welfare. From such notable women as Sheryl Corrigan, former Commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, to Gina McCarthy, the current administrator for the United States Environmental Protection Agency, women have certainly made their mark in this important area of public...

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Dry Harbor Rehab Upgrading Cardio-Pulmonary Program

Feb 04, 16 Dry Harbor Rehab Upgrading Cardio-Pulmonary Program

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Conveniently located in Middle Village, New York, Dry Harbor Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center is a state-of-the-art facility which has been delivering excellent nursing care for more than 30 years. Today Dry Harbor is upgrading their Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation program, a program which includes a team of full-time specialists in their fields. Under the leadership of its Medical Director, Vincent Rappa, MD, the cardio-pulmonary department has succeeded in lowering the re-admission rate of the patients under the care of department. The three major divisions of the facility offer care on long-term and short-term basis. The departments, Rehab, Nursing and Nutrition, work together to insure that residents get the best possible care. The seven-day program includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. Dry Harbor’s pulmonary and cardiac patients also receive cardio-pulmonary exercise testing, vestibular exercises, and oxygen saturation monitoring. Patients in the care of the staff at Dry Harbor receive other amenities which make their stay pleasant and enjoyable. Among those services, which are offered at no extra charge, are flowers upon admission, a complimentary set of clothes, a bouquet of flowers when being admitted and a 32-inch smart TV with internet. For more information about Dry Harbor Nursing Home visit their Facebook page; and to find third party reviews of the facility, turn to...

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Sanders Challenges Clinton to a Brooklyn Debate

Feb 02, 16 Sanders Challenges Clinton to a Brooklyn Debate

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Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the two front runners in the Democratic bid to win their party’s nomination, already have a series of debates scheduled for the campaign. Coming up is a debate in New Hampshire this week; a debate in Wisconsin on February 11; and a third in March in Florida. Presumably Clinton checked her appointment book and saw time for at least one more debate, and challenged Sanders to meet her in Flint, Michigan as a way to keep the nation’s eyes on the contaminated water crisis in that Midwestern city. That debate would be scheduled for early March, right before the Michigan primary on March 8. Sanders’ answer: We’ll be there, but only if Clinton agrees to another debate in Brooklyn. Brooklyn has meaning for both candidates. Sanders is a native; growing up in Midwood and attending Brooklyn College for one year. Clinton chose to put her national campaign headquarters in Brooklyn, at 1 Pierrepont Plaza in Downtown Brooklyn. No particular reason was given for the Clinton Brooklyn challenge. We can only speculate that as a strong ‘blue’ state and the newest ‘hipster capital”™ winning New York State and the City would give either campaign a big boost....

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Four Muslims Claim Discrimination in Lawsuit Against American Airlines

Jan 19, 16 Four Muslims Claim Discrimination in Lawsuit Against American Airlines

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Four Muslim men from Brighton Beach have filed a $9 million lawsuit against American Airlines, saying then were wrongfully kicked off a flight from Toronto to New York. The four were among a group of six friends who traveled together to Toronto in December. Two of the friends, Shan Anand and Faimul Alam, claim they paid an additional $75 to change their flight so that the six could all come home together on the same American Airlines flight. The plaintiffs stated in the court documents that were filed on Monday in Brooklyn federal court, that a flight attendant removed them from the plane because the captain said he felt uncomfortable by their appearance. The four men stated that they “incurred great emotional and psychological harm from the discrimination and mistreatment” they...

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