A federal appeals court has overturned the corruption conviction of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
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- Conviction Overturned for ex-NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver
Thursday Jul 13, 2017
- 'Zero' chance of Colorado River water shortage in 2018
By KEN RITTER and DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press - Tuesday Aug 15, 2017
U.S. water managers said Tuesday there will be no water cutbacks in 2018 for millions of residents and farmers served by the Lake Mead reservoir on the Colorado River that lies behind the Hoover Dam.January water levels are expected to be 8 feet (2.5 meters) above the point that triggers a drought-shortage declaration on the lake, according to a 24-month projection by the water system management agency.The project would be among the first hit by cutbacks in the event of a shortage, although officials say farmers would be affected before cities.The report is a turnabout from a year ago, when the Bureau of Reclamation projected a 50-50 chance the lake would fall just below the shortage point of 1,075 feet (330 meters) above sea level.Under interstate agreements governing the river's use, a shortage declaration would force officials to cut some water to Arizona and Nevada.Las Vegas, which draws 90 percent of its water from Lake Mead, might not feel much effect from a shortage because conservation and reuse have cut the city's consumption by about 25 percent, Southern Nevada Water Authority officials say.
- Quakes’ USL player on the mend after near downing in Lake Tahoe
By Filipa Ioannou - Friday Jul 7, 2017
“We are incredibly excited and relieved to announced that Matheus Silva has awoken from his coma and is fully responsive,” Jesse Fioranelli, Earthquakes general manager, said in a statement.On Tuesday, Matheus Silva, a 20-year-old midfielder who originally hails from Brazil, jumped into the frigid water of Lake Tahoe at Zephr Cove Resort and swam to the buoys off shore before he started struggling.[...] Fioranelli said Thursday that the player’s condition has dramatically improved to the point doctors are expected to release him from the intensive care unit on Friday.
- George and Amal Clooney Commit $3.5 Million Donation to Aid Syrian Refugee Children
By Debbie Emery, provided by
- Tuesday Aug 1, 2017
George and Amal Clooney have committed to help 3,000 Syrian refugee children go to school in Lebanon, Reuters reports.The Clooney Foundation for Justice has teamed up with Google and HP Inc. to help UNICEF and the Lebanese Ministry of Education open seven “second shift” schools, which offer special afternoon classes exclusively for the relocated Syrian children. Formal education can help change that, the Oscar winner and his international human rights lawyer wife said in a joint statement.UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake added: By supporting the work of UNICEF and our partners to deliver education to every child affected by the conflict in Syria, the Clooney Foundation for Justice is not only investing in the futures of individual children, it is investing in the future of the entire region.
- Feds back in 'Gasland' town to test water, air
By MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press - Thursday Aug 3, 2017
"Take a skunk and every household chemical, put it in a blender, puree it for five minutes and take a whiff," said Dimock resident Ray Kemble, 61, describing the smell of his well water."Numerous sets of data collected over the past several years in Dimock, by both EPA and DEP, have confirmed there is no threat to human health and the environment," said company spokesman George Stark, referring to federal and state environmental agencies."Residents have continued to raise concerns about natural gas activities impacting their private water well quality," the agency said in a statement to The Associated Press.For a time, Dimock was ground zero in environmental activists' fight against fracking, the technique that has given energy companies the ability to reach enormous, previously inaccessible deposits of oil and natural gas.In April, a federal judge threw out a $4.24 million jury verdict against the Houston-based driller and ordered a new trial in a lawsuit alleging that Cabot contaminated the well water of two families who were not part of the 2012 settlement.
- One Day, One Place: On the water in the Windy City
By Spud Hilton - Wednesday Jul 12, 2017
Improvements in recent decades to the city’s water-related attractions — lakefront trails, Navy Pier renovation, the long overdue Chicago Riverwalk, an increase in water taxis — have made the waters here more of a destination the other 364 days of the year. From your hotel, get some breakfast — you can’t swing a Cubs jersey without hitting a coffee shop or cafe downtown — and find the Chicago Riverwalk, a manicured waterfront promenade that should have been built decades ago. Follow the Riverwalk toward Lake Michigan until you get to Urban Kayaks and get out on the water, either as part of a tour or by yourself (after proving basic skills). (Remember that there are plenty of water taxis and tour boats that have to navigate here, so pay attention to Urban Kayaks’ instructions and rules.) There’s an “intro paddle” every hour for beginning kayakers. Check out a bike-share Divvy Bike — or take the free shuttle — out to the Navy Pier, not just for the maritime history here, but because it’s a convenient jumping off point for lake-based cruises. Whether or not you stop at the museums — the Field Museum is worth exploring, but could take most of a day — pedal the bike back toward Riverwalk along the Lakefront Trail, a pleasant, flat bike and foot path that is a little cooler in summer if there’s a breeze off the lake. Bike back into town along the Riverwalk, drop off the bike and get a window seat (when possible) at the Kitchen, a hip, rustic “American bistro” with picture windows facing the river. have lunch and watch the boats passing below. Head for the Chicago Water Taxi dock below the Kitchen (or across the river on the Riverwalk at Clark Street), taking time to admire some of the bridge tender houses, the multistory cubicles at the ends of bridges that were lookout post and home for tenders paid to watch the bridges. Not only is there a baffling variety of architectural styles, but most have some form of historical plaque or art, including dramatic relief sculptures on the DuSable Bridge by Henry Hering and James Earle Fraser. If there’s time, the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum inhabits one of the houses — the door is on the Riverwalk at Michigan Avenue. Chinatown here isn’t quite as concentrated as in some cities, so stay on the water taxi back toward downtown and get off at the Riverwalk Clark dock. Conveniently, you’re steps from City Winery, a popular weekend and after-work wine bar that faces out onto a wide part of the Riverwalk that’s ideal for chilling on warm evenings. On Thursday evenings from now until Aug. 17 is the city’s Unifest on the River, an event that highlights the music, food and wine of Chicago’s sister cities around the world. If you haven’t had your fill of boats, Shoreline Sightseeing offers a few nighttime cruises, including trips for comedy and wine tasting that run from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Even if the comedy or wine isn’t great, the nighttime views of the city from the water are the attraction.