Tuesday is Election Day for 157 Special Taxing Districts on Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Tomorrow is Election Day for 157 of Long Island’s special taxing districts, which cover municipal services such as fire response and sanitation pickup.These districts don’t conform to neat geographic lines on the map but they do add up on the bottom line of Long Islanders’ property tax bills. Yet, sparse turnout is the norm—and Tuesday’s forecast of heavy rains doesn’t promise to reverse that apathetic trend.According to a recent phone-poll conducted by the Center for Survey Research at Stony Brook University, almost three-quarters (73 percent) of Long Islanders contacted by the researchers said they had not voted in a special district election in the past year. But 76 percent of them said they would favor moving the elections to May when school budget votes take place—a decision for New York State lawmakers to render.In the meantime, to help motivate voters to participate in these little noticed but very impactful elections, the Long Island Index, a project of the nonprofit Rauch Foundation, has updated its interactive, online tool—first unveiled last year—to help people navigate through the maze of overlapping districts and find out which elections they’re eligible to vote in, because there are often more than one.“With such an extraordinary number of elections taking place on one day, it’s hard to know where to vote,” said Ann Golob, Director of the Long Island Index. “This online tool lets Long Islanders know in an instant, based on where they live, which elections they can vote in.”“Public participation in elections is crucial to democracy,” said Nancy Rauch Douzinas, president of the Rauch Foundation and publisher of the Index. “This new online tool makes it easier for voters to know how to participate.”These special districts provide basic services such as fire, police, sanitation, water, schools and libraries and they are managed by publicly elected commissioners who oversee the services and determine the taxes to pay for them. And they tend to overlap. According to the Long Island Index, there are 665 of them on the Island.The tool—available free of charge at http://mydistricts.longislandindexmaps.org—lets users in Nassau and Suffolk counties to enter their address and learn which special districts serve them, if their elections are on Dec. 9, as well as any information about polling locations and the hours that the polls are open.“It’s not that people don’t care—it’s that people don’t know,” said Laura Mallay, executive director of Residents for Efficient Special Districts (RESD), a citizens’ action group based in South Hempstead. “Special taxing districts have flown below the radar for years.”last_img read more

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Bernd Leno insists he was always Arsenal’s No 1 despite Emi Martinez’s emergence

first_img Comment ‘I never feared it [losing the No 1 spot], said Leno.‘Because the club always gave me the feeling that I was the No 1. I am the No1, I was the No1 and I will be the No1. ‘That was always very good from the club. My job was to prove it every week and I think I did that tonight again.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal’s reward for being Liverpool is another cup clash against Manchester City.The Gunners beat Pep Guardiola’s side in the FA Cup semi-finals last term on their way to their success in August.The quarter-finals are set to be played on December 22nd & December 23rd.MORE: Carabao Cup quarter-final draw: Manchester United, Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham learn next opponents Bernd Leno insists he was always Arsenal’s No 1 despite Emi Martinez’s emergence Advertisement 🗣”The club always gives me the feeling that I was the number 1, I am the number 1 and will be the number 1″ Bernd Leno is confident he’s number 1 for Arsenal pic.twitter.com/W0sjPESj2m— Football Daily (@footballdaily) October 1, 2020center_img Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 1 Oct 2020 10:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link24.4kShares Bernd Leno’s spot was under threat (Picture: Getty)Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno insists he wasn’t worried about his spot during his injury lay-off, despite the fine performances from Emi Martinez.The Argentine stopper filled in for Leno after he injured his knee in Arsenal’s second game back after the Premier League resumed in July. Leno’s injury was a huge blow to Arsenal but Martinez’s performances were sensational and he helped the Gunners to win the FA Cup.Many supporters were calling for the Argentine to be named Arsenal’s first choice but the Gunners sold him to Aston Villa for a fee of around £20million earlier this month. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTLeno was instrumental in Arsenal’s Carabao Cup victory against Liverpool, making a string of fine saves in normal time and making two penalty stops in the shooutout win.The German was asked about his competition with Martinez afterwards but he insists the club always viewed him as no1. last_img read more

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Sachin Tendulkar scores his 100th international century for India

first_img Share Sharing is caring! InternationalNewsPrintSports Sachin Tendulkar scores his 100th international century for India by: – March 16, 2012 Share “I have lost about 50 kilos. Enjoy the game and chase your dreams. I had to wait for 22 years for one dream, the World Cup.” India’s Sachin Tendulkar has become the first player to score 100 international centuries by compiling a ton in a one-day game against Bangladesh in Dhaka. The 38-year-old completed his landmark century, his 49th in one-day cricket, with a single clipped to square leg. After being dismissed for 114, he said: “I was not thinking about the milestone. It hasn’t sunk in.” Tendulkar had twice been out in the 90s after scoring his 99th century against South Africa in March 2011. The right-hander, who holds the record for scoring the most Test and one-day runs, has also scored 51 Test tons. Tendulkar, whose own celebration was a little muted, was immediately congratulated by the Bangladesh players after he jogged through for the single to bring up his century, scored off Shakib Al Hasan. The hundred was Tendulkar’s first against Bangladesh in one-day cricket and he added another 14 runs before edging a Mashrafe Mortaza delivery to wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim. He added: “A year ago when I got my 99th hundred no one spoke about it during the World Cup. The I guess it was the media who began talking about it. “Wherever I went, to a restaurant, the house keeping, the room service, whoever I met just spoke about the 100th hundred. “It became a little difficult mentally, because I am not playing only for my 100th hundred. “The 99 hundreds that I scored, nobody spoke about them. Everyone had their opinion but eventually I have got to do what is important for the team. “I have lost about 50 kilos. Enjoy the game and chase your dreams. I had to wait for 22 years for one dream, the World Cup.” England Test captain Andrew Strauss told BBC Sport: “Sachin is a player by which all others are measured over the last 10-15 years, and for him to go out and get a hundred hundreds is an amazing achievement without precedent – it’s unlikely to be achieved again.” International Cricket Council chief executive Haroon Lorgat has also paid tribute to Tendulkar’s achievement. “On behalf of every cricket fan around the globe I congratulate Sachin on becoming the first person to score 100 centuries for his country,” he said. “This is indeed a magnificent feat and not likely to be easily emulated. The number 100 is special for a batsman and to record 100 centuries for your country is a massive statement. “Like millions of others I have followed his career ever since he first played for India as a gifted 16-year-old and now, more than two decades later, his passion and personal records, which include more than 33,000 runs at international level, is a modern day wonder. “Sachin is a true role model who will undoubtedly hold a special place in cricket’s history.” India Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said: “He has made India proud. “Tendulkar’s long career has been a triumph of class, character and courage. I wish him many more innings and feats to continue inspiring the youth.” He began his Test career as a 16-year-old in 1989 against Pakistan and scored 15 in a blood-soaked shirt after being hit in the face by a Waqar Younis delivery. The following year he scored his first Test century, against England at Old Trafford and in 1992 became Yorkshire’s first overseas signing. Tendulkar surpassed fellow India legend Sunil Gavaskar’s record of 34 Test centuries in 2005, became the highest Test-run scorer in 2008 and scored the first double century in a one-day international in 2010. Tendulkar has scored 15,470 Test runs and more than 18,000 in the one-day game. BBC Newscenter_img Share 21 Views   no discussions Tweetlast_img read more

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