ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly two tons of trinkets, statues and jewelry crafted from the tusks of at least 100 slaughtered elephants are heading for a rock crusher in New York City's Central Park to demonstrate the state's commitment to smashing the illegal ivory trade.[...] state environmental officials, who are partnering with the Wildlife Conservation Society and Tiffany & Co. for Thursday's "Ivory Crush," say no price justifies slaughtering elephants for their tusks.Last year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service instituted a near-total ban on the domestic commercial ivory trade and barred sales across state lines.Since August 2014, New York law has prohibited the sale, purchase, trade or distribution of anything made from elephant or mammoth ivory or rhinoceros horn, except in limited situations with state approval.The World Wildlife Fund says the illegal wildlife trade not only threatens animal populations, but also endangers national security by funding terrorist cells.
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- Nearly 2 tons of seized ivory to be crushed in Central Park
By MARY ESCH, Associated Press - Thursday Aug 3, 2017
- Fix New York's government? Some say key is new constitution
By MARY ESCH, Associated Press - Sunday Aug 6, 2017
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Corruption and a rigged political system are battle cries of both sides in a debate over whether New Yorkers should vote this fall to rewrite the state constitution.Advocates of a "yes" vote say a constitutional convention is the only way to fix dysfunction, corruption and inefficiency in government and throw the bums out of Albany.Environmental groups fear a convention could open the door to delete or weaken protections for clean air and water, healthy forests and the 6-million-acre (2.4-million hectare) Adirondack Park.The real money involved in this is the labor unions that are trying to block a convention because they have great sway with this government and don't want it to change, said Gerald Benjamin, a political science professor and co-editor of a new book, New York's Broken Constitution:Right-to-Life and Planned Parenthood; the Conservative Party and left-leaning Working Families Party; LGBT Network and New York State Rifle and Pistol Association.Benjamin said a convention is the only way to fix problems with administration of elections, campaign finance, the structure of the court system and the Legislature, which he believes would be more effective with one house instead of two.
- A Handmaid’s Tale of Protest
By CHRISTINE HAUSER - Friday Jun 30, 2017
In state capitals and street protests, women’s rights activists have been wearing red robes and white bonnets based on “The Handmaid's Tale,” the 1985 novel that is now a series on Hulu.
- Lawmaker seeks probe after AP reveals maggots in NY facility
By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press - Saturday Aug 12, 2017
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state lawmaker is demanding a federal investigation into New York state's care for the disabled following a recent Associated Press story that revealed the case of a man infested with maggots in a state-run group home.Democratic Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, of Utica, told the AP on Saturday that he is asking the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to investigate the group home and other state-regulated facilities for the disabled where there have been allegations of abuse and neglect.A copy of the report was obtained by The Associated Press, which found that New York state is not alone in making it difficult for members of the public to access records about allegations of abuse and neglect in state-regulated facilities for the disabled.
- Without Najee Harris, Antioch still can thrive
By Mitch Stephens - Tuesday Aug 15, 2017
Without Najee Harris, Antioch still can thriveFor the first time in three seasons, the spotlight of expectation won’t be shinning on Antioch’s Eells Stadium.[...] scouts and fans will make the trip to watch a running back named Harris.Cal commit Omari Harris is an impressive 6-foot-1 and 210 pounds — “He’s absolutely cut and the hardest-working kid in the weight room,” Antioch offensive coordinator Brett Dudley said — but he’s no relation to 5-star Antioch running back Najee Harris, who is now a freshman at Alabama.“The first thing scouts ask is if he’s the younger brother or cousin of Najee,” Dudley said.Omari won’t be the team’s offensive workhorse like Najee (6-3, 226 pounds), who carried the ball 291 times last season and 788 times over the past three.Omari’s first position is probably linebacker, where Dudley thinks he can play inside or outside, or even strong safety at Cal.Omari, who attended De La Salle as a freshman, definitely will carry the ball for the Panthers, along with 100-meter sprinter Dalaan Green (5-7, 180).The two will make up a potent inside-outside punch.“I could see both of them as 1,000-yard rushers,” Dudley said.Omari just has great power and strength.Omari + Green might very well = 1 Najee, but without all the attention.The Panthers, who last season reached their first North Coast Section title game since 1977, have other players drawing the attention of college recruiters, including fast, strong-armed junior quarterback Willem Karnthong (5-11, 175), junior receiver Gaudie Campbell (6-2, 170) and sophomore cornerback DeJaun Butler (6-0, 170).Antioch, the 2015 Bay Valley Athletic League champion, isn’t expected to contend for the title this season, not with Pittsburg, Freedom-Oakley and even vastly improved Liberty-Brentwood and Deer Valley-Antioch proving formidable.There’s not all that pressure of expectation, but this is a real good group.Metro Top 50 by the numbers:Based 75 percent on recruitment and 25 percent productivity, The Chronicle’s preseason list is spread among schools and positions.Valley Christian-San Jose, De La Salle-Concord and Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland each had four players on the list — DLS’s four are in the top 12 — and the defensive line (including defensive ends) had the most representatives with 11 players, followed by defensive backs and quarterbacks (seven each), offensive line (six), wide receivers (five), running backs and linebackers (four) and athletes and tight ends (three).New Cal head coach Justin Wilcox vowed to recruit better locally and judging from this list, he has kept his word.With the commitment last week of Clayton Valley-Concord tackle Brandon Mello, the Bears have secured six of the 50.Only Oregon State, with Marin Catholic-Kentfield quarterback Spencer Petras and Stellar Prep-Hayward cornerback Deshon Wilson, has more than one local commit.Bishop O’Dowd safety Jevon Holland has moved to the top spot among locals for 2018 graduates according to 247Sports, which came out with rankings Tuesday.Holland is ranked 21st overall in California.Other Top 100 California recruits were Tariq Bracy (Milpitas, No. 37), Tyler Manoa (St. Francis, 39), Tuli Letuligasenoa (De La Salle, 45), Quinn Brinnon (O’Dowd, 61), D’Angelo McKenzie (Valley Christian, 63), Antioch’s Harris (64), Tuni Fifita (Milpitas, 67), JH Tevis (Menlo School-Atherton, 95) and Blake McDonald (San Ramon Valley-Danville, 98).Among juniors ranked nationally, De La Salle linebacker Henry To’oto’o is No. 22 and teammate Isaiah Foskey, a tight end, is No. 101.Pittsburg defensive lineman Jacob Bandes is No. 74 and O’Dowd running back Austin Jones No. 94.Don’t throw against these 3:Three Valley Christian secondary players made our top 50 list:MaxPreps senior writer Mitch Stephens covers high school sports for The San Francisco Chronicle.The Metro Top 50 for 2017PlayerSchoolHt., Wt.CollegeDTDe La SalleSr.USCLBDe La SalleUndecidedSr.DTSr.UndecidedDTUndecidedSr.UndecidedQBMarin CatholicSr.SR ValleySr.UCLASr.UndecidedAntiochSr.RBDe La SalleSr.UndecidedDe La SalleUndecidedDTSr.Sr.Sr.UndecidedSr.UndecidedUndecidedRBUndecidedSr.WRSr.UndecidedMenlo SchoolSr.CBStellar PrepSr.CBSr.UndecidedQBBen WooldridgeFoothillSr.Sr.UndecidedSr.Sr.UndecidedQBRancho CotateSr.UndecidedQBSr.UndecidedUndecidedCBSr.UndecidedSr.UndecidedSr.Colo.WRSr.UndecidedLBSr.UndecidedWRSr.UndecidedRBSr.UndecidedSr.UndecidedRBSr.UndecidedWRSR ValleySr.LBSr.UndecidedSr.UndecidedWRFreedomSr.UndecidedCBMoreau CatholicSr.Colo.Sr.UndecidedCBSr.UndecidedSr.UndecidedDLUndecidedQBSr.UndecidedQBSr.Undecided
- Four Credit Repair Agencies Accused Of Misleading Customers, Charging Illegal Fees
By Ashlee Kieler - Tuesday Jun 27, 2017
Four different “credit repair” operations have been ordered to pay a total of more than $2 million in penalties for allegedly tricking people into thinking their bad credit could be easily fixed.The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced today that it filed complaints and proposed judgments against Prime Credit, LLC, IMC Capital, LLC, Commercial Credit Consultants, and Park View Law, …