City Island Issues

Category

Can’t Afford To Wait

Problem

A student advocacy group is urging state and local leaders to enact laws protecting student loan borrowers and holding the loan servicing industry accountable for mistakes, sidestepping long congressional inactivity.

Summer Vacation

Solution

If you're reading this, you're ready, willing and capable of going on vacation, but you don't want to pay a travel agent, you're not sure where to start, and you're a DIY kind of person who's willing to put in some elbow grease. https://youtu.be/R5PJ0JZUhgc

This may serve as a handy list to help you plan a getaway, from getting good flight deals to making sure you won't get stranded abroad. You want to get away for a while. This is the best way to go from daydreaming about far-off destinations to actually visiting them. https://youtu.be/ruyG8J-3IpY

MULTILINGUAL WORLD

Issue

My family came to this country from Cuba and at home, we spoke Spanish. My parents demanded it in their home; we all stuck with this demand. As an adult, I married a Chinese born wife and as a result, I am now multilingual and multicultural in a world that's no longer monolingual.

There are plenty of benefits, when it comes to working in a world that's slowly transitioning into a place where language plays a big part in marketing, business and networking.

CHAOS IN KIEV

News

Ukraine was the center of the first eastern Slavic state, Kyivan Rus, which during the 10th and 11th centuries was the largest and most powerful state. It borders the Russian Federation, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary.

The city of Kiev or Kyiv is the capital and the largest city of Ukraine, with a huge population making it at least 8th largest city in Europe.

Violent, Deadly New York City

News

It is New York City mayhem as Gotham has seen a bloody weekend and out of control violence that does not discriminate and sweeps across all five boroughs. Furthermore, these last couple of weekends have left dozens shot, stabbed or, beaten by attackers throughout NYC.

NEWS QUICKIE

Other

US AND CUBA MAKE HISTORY
President Obama and Raul Castro speak, making it a historic moment and following decades of cold war.

PAKISTAN VOTES TO KEEP OUT OF YEMEN
Parliament passes a resolution asking all warring parties to resolve the conflict through diplomatic dialogue.

TERRIBLE TORNADO
A tremendous tornado hits the tiny town of Fairdale, killing one person, injuring seven and blowing homes away.

N CHARLESTON CHANGED POLICE TACTICS BEFORE SHOOTING
Local cops were given a mandate to be more aggressive in the fight against crime in the South Carolina city.

Help Me, I'm Angry

Problem

I received an email and a phone call from two angry people who claimed they wanted to talk, but did not want to listen to the voice of reason. I always thought that a true conversation was a two-way communication and not a monolog.

I get it, at one time or another, everyone feels anger bubbling up. There's nothing wrong with that. Anger is common. It's a normal response when you sense a threat or a possible slight. I tried to address their concerns, but to no avail. So to them and all who feel angry.

20 Things to Do When You Feel Extremely Angry http://moreti.me/108OQfE

CITY ISLAND THEATER GROUP

Issue

AUDITIONS:

Friday, January 20th @ 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 21st @ 2:15 p.m.

AT GRACE HALL, 116 CITY ISLAND AVENUE

Performance Dates Are:

March 2 (Fri), 3 (Sat), 8 (Thurs), 9 (Fri), 10 (Sat) @ 8:00 p.m.

4 (Sun) @ 3:00 p.m.

Contact auditions@cityislandtheatergroup.com

OBAMACARE DEADLINE

News

This just in... Administration Extends Deadline for Obamacare Sign-Up Through Christmas for most Americans to be able to qualify for ObamaCare insurance on Jan. 1, but a series of administration fixes and delays is turning the milestone into a day that for many Americans will underscore the uncertainty about the future of the law.

The original plan was straightforward and extremely simple. Any American who enrolled in ObamaCare by Dec. 23 and paid in full would be able to have insurance when the coverage kicks in New Year’s Day.

UN CLIMATE CHANGE WARNING

News

Human interference with the climate system is occurring and climate change poses risks for human
and natural systems. The assessment of impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability evaluates how patterns of risks and potential benefits are shifting due to climate change.

It considers how impacts and risks related to climate change can be reduced and managed through adaptation and mitigation. The report assesses needs, options, opportunities, constraints, resilience, limits and other aspects associated with adaptation.

If the people on earth do not cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already noticeable harms of global warming could spiral "out of control," according to warnings from a United Nations scientific panel.

Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability" on Vimeo http://vimeo.com/89725715