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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are investigating an armed home invasion in Deer Park over the weekend.A man kicked in the door of an apartment on Long Island Avenue and pointed a gun at a woman inside at 1:20 a.m. Sunday, according to a police spokeswoman.The suspect stole a cell phone and fled the scene. The victim was not injured.Police have not made any arrests in the case. No description of the suspect was provided.First Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.last_img read more

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release,  Restore Pennsylvania Harrisburg, PA – Community leaders throughout Pennsylvania’s Anthracite Coal Region are urging the General Assembly to support Gov. Tom Wolf’s aggressive infrastructure plan, Restore Pennsylvania.“Many of municipalities that comprise Northeast Pennsylvania’s Anthracite Coal Region are facing a backlog of infrastructure projects that have been accumulating since the mining industry began to decline,” said Gov. Wolf. “By using Restore Pennsylvania to tackle critical infrastructure issues like blight, flooding and brownfields, we can help communities turn the corner and position them for economic success.”Supporters of Restore Pennsylvania include the Wilkes-Barre city council and mayor; Scranton city council and mayor; and Carbondale city council and mayor. Leaders of these communities say Restore Pennsylvania will play a critical role in improving not only the economy, but the daily lives of residents.“Pennsylvania’s aging infrastructure hurts our state’s competitiveness, risks public safety, and impacts our citizens’ quality of life,” Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tony George said in a letter to the General Assembly. “The time is right for Pennsylvania to position itself as a leader in the 21st century by investing in critical infrastructure needs that for too long have been neglected.”“On behalf of the City of Carbondale and the entire Upper Valley region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, I commend Governor Wolf on his “Restore PA” proposal,” said Carbondale Mayor Justin Taylor after city council voted to pass a resolution supporting Restore Pennsylvania. “The governor ‘gets it’ when it comes to cities and municipalities needing assistance to revitalize neighborhoods and downtowns. And to make such a comprehensive proposal using potential revenue from natural gas drilling — not taxes collected directly from the citizens of the Commonwealth — this should become a model for all regions and states.”“Stormwater management, flood control, blighted neighborhoods and overall infrastructure investment top the list of challenges we must begin to address to position the City of Scranton to be competitive and successful in the 21st century,” Scranton City Councilmembers Bill Gaughan and Kyle Donahue said in a joint statement regarding city council’s approval of a resolution supporting Restore Pennsylvania. “We can’t face those challenges alone. We are proud to stand with Governor Wolf in support of his vision outlined in Restore Pennsylvania to finally begin to address the urgent need for infrastructure investments across Pennsylvania.”Restore Pennsylvania is a statewide plan to aggressively address the commonwealth’s vital infrastructure needs. Funded through a commonsense severance tax that the Independent Fiscal Office has determined will be primarily paid for by out-of-state residents, Restore Pennsylvania is the only plan that will help make Pennsylvania a leader in the 21st century.View the full Restore Pennsylvania plan. Anthracite Coal Region Communities Urge Passage of Gov. Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania Infrastructure Plancenter_img May 02, 2019last_img read more

first_img“Our new guidelines are designed to ensure the individuals responsible for a company’s executive pay practices are held to account. We hope this can at last deliver meaningful progress on excessive top pay.”The PLSA’s corporate governance code states: “Remuneration committees should take ownership of, and be accountable for, both the remuneration policy and its outcomes. Companies should consider how they might align pay more closely with the interests of their long-term owners to position themselves best for future success.”The trade body’s comments come after BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, wrote to the chairs of the 350 biggest listed companies in the UK last week.The asset manager said executive pay increases should not exceed those granted to the rest of its workforce.The letter, quoted in the Financial Times, said: “In the case of a significant pay increase that is out of line with the rest of the workforce, BlackRock expects the company to provide a strong supporting rationale.”The PLSA’s guidelines also include a recommendation to vote against a company’s report and accounts if there is no statement regarding diversity policy. The UK’s pension fund trade body has added its voice to those calling for a tougher stance on executive pay.The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) wants investors to oppose the re-election of remuneration committee chairs if they also reject pay packages.The recommendation is part of an updated PLSA corporate governance policy and voting guidelines, aimed at encouraging pension fund investors to be more active when voting on remuneration issues.Luke Hildyard, the PLSA’s policy lead for stewardship and corporate governance, said: “Provocative levels of executive pay are doing great damage to the reputation of British business. The failure of some companies to recognise stakeholder concerns on this issue is a major worry for pension funds as investors. last_img read more