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Known for two decades as No. 2, New York Yankees teammate Mariano Rivera became the first unanimous selection last year. Larry Walker also earned baseball's highest honor Tuesday in his last chance on the ballot.

For now, the identity and motivation of the non-conformist remains a mystery.

“Well, I look at all the votes that I got," Jeter said. “Trying to get that many people to agree on something is pretty difficult to do. So that's not something that's on mind."

Longtime shortstop and captain of the Yankees, Jeter appeared on 396 of 397 ballots cast by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. His 99.7% moved above Ken Griffey Jr. (99.3%) for the second-highest share.

Jeter was listed on all 219 ballots made public by Ryan Thibodaux's vote tracker before the announcement. The BBWAA will release additional ballots on Feb. 4 of writers who chose a public listing.

“Everyone told me it was a foregone conclusion. I didn't buy it. So it was not a relaxing day. There was a lot of anxiety,'' Jeter said. ”I was nervous, sitting around waiting for a phone call is something that is completely out of your control."

Walker got 304 votes, six above the 75% needed and up from 54.6% last year. He was making his 10th and final appearance on the BBWAA ballot and tweeted earlier in the day “I believe I’m going to come up a little short today" after checking the vote tracker and projecting he would finish at 73.3%.

As the announcement time approached, Walker had just about given up.

“I had it when they're going to call, a roundabout time, and that time had come and gone,” he said. “And there was two minutes after that when the call actually came.”

When Walker's phone rang, he uttered a profanity and then: “Oh my God!” He answered, and BBWAA secretary-treasurer Jack O'Connell was on the line.

“You didn't come up short this year. You passed the 75% threshold, and welcome to the Hall of Fame,” Walker remembered O'Connell telling him.

Pitcher Curt Schilling was third with 278 votes (70%) in his eighth ballot appearance, an increase from 60.9% but still 20 votes shy. The steroids-tainted pair of Roger Clemens (61%) and Barry Bonds (60.7%) both showed slight increases in their eighth tries. Clemens rose from 59.5% last year and Bonds from 59.1%.

Jeter and Walker will be inducted on July 26 at the Hall in Cooperstown along with catcher Ted Simmons and former players’ association head Marvin Miller, who were voted in last month by the Hall’s Modern Era Committee.

Ballot holdovers could benefit next year, when the most prominent first-time eligibles are Torii Hunter and Mark Buehrle. The 2022 ballot will include David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez, who served a season-long suspension in 2014 for violations of the drug program and baseball's collective bargaining agreement.

Slick-fielding shortstop Omar Vizquel could be a riser after getting 52.6% in his third year on the ballot. The 11-time Gold Glove winner with 2,877 hits has seven more years to earn 75%. Other potential movers include third baseman Scott Rolen (35.5%), reliever Billy Wagner (31.7%) and slugger Gary Sheffield (30.5%).

The 397 total votes cast were the fewest since 1985.

A five-time World Series champion, Jeter became a face of baseball as he starred in the nation's largest media market from 1995-2014. He was the AL Rookie of the Year in 1996 as the Yankees won the World Series for the first time since 1978, then led New York to three straight titles from 1998-2000, the only team to accomplish the feat since the 1972-74 Oakland Athletics. The rebuilt Yankees added their 27th title in 2009.

Still, Jeter's resume lacked a coda.

“I had a great relationship and still do with Reggie Jackson," Jeter said. "And Reggie used to constantly remind me when he when he came to the park, he'd always tell me, `You're not a Hall of Famer yet.'"

Jeter defined himself by moments more than numbers: his unexpected backhand flip from foul territory to throw out Oakland's Jeremy Giambi in the 2001 AL Division Series; his Mr. November home run in the 10th inning that won Game 4 of the 2001 World Series; his face-first leap into the stands after catching a 12th-inning popup by Boston's Trot Nixon in 2004; his home run into the left-field bleachers for his 3,000th hit as part of a career-best 5-for-5 game in 2011; his ninth-inning walkoff single in his final home game in 2014; his last at-bat single three days later that lifted his career average to .310.

Drafted sixth overall in 1992 after he was spotted by Yankees scout Dick Groch as a high school junior a year earlier, Jeter was bypassed by Houston (Phil Nevin), Cleveland (Paul Shuey), Montreal (B.J. Wallace), Baltimore (Jeffrey Hammonds) and Cincinnati (Chad Mottola). He debuted for the Yankees on May 29, 1995, and was installed at shortstop the following spring training by new manager Joe Torre.

Jeter became a 14-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove winner despite defensive metrics that were maligned. He was appointed captain by owner George Steinbrenner in June 2003, filling a position that had been open since Don Mattingly's retirement after the 1995 season. He finished with 3,465 hits, 260 homers, 358 stolen bases and 1,311 RBIs, earning $266 million from the Yankees.

He was the ninth player elected to the Hall after playing exclusively for the Yankees, joining Lou Gehrig (1939), Bill Dickey (1954), Joe DiMaggio (1955), Earle Combs (1970), Whitey Ford and Mickey Mantle (1974), Phil Rizzuto (1994) and Rivera. Jeter's No. 2 jersey was retired by New York.

Jeter used some of his savings to join the group purchasing the Miami Marlins in September 2017, becoming CEO. Jettisoning veterans and going with low-priced youth in a way the Yankees never did, Jeter endured a pair of last-place finishes and the lowest home attendance in the major leagues.

Walker hit .313 with 383 homers, 1,311 RBIs and 230 stolen bases for Montreal (1989-94), Colorado (1995-2004) and St. Louis (2004-05), a five-time All-Star and seven-time Gold Glove winner. He was the 1997 NL MVP and led the major leagues in batting average in 1998, 1999 and 2001.

Evaluating his offensive performance gave some voters difficulty because he spent 9 1/2 seasons in the thin air of Denver's Coors Field. Walker batted .381 with an 1.172 OPS and 154 home runs in 597 games at Coors and .282 with 229 homers and an .873 OPS in 1,391 games elsewhere, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

He received just 20.3% in his first ballot appearance in 2011 and dropped as low as 10.2% in 2014. He rose to 21.9% in 2017 before jumping to 34.1% in 2018.

Walker became the second Canadian-born player elected to the Hall after Ferguson Jenkins in 1991.

“You grew up in Canada, you're born into hockey and that's what's in your blood and veins. And just so baseball was something I had to learn along the ways,” Walker said.

Walker played hockey until he was 16, then switched spots. He thought about what would have happened had he remained on ice.

“I would probably be missing a few more teeth,” he said.


          

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Known for two decades as No. 2, New York Yankees teammate Mariano Rivera became the first unanimous selection last year. Larry Walker also earned baseball's highest honor Tuesday in his last chance on the ballot.

For now, the identity and motivation of the non-conformist remains a mystery.

“Well, I look at all the votes that I got," Jeter said. “Trying to get that many people to agree on something is pretty difficult to do. So that's not something that's on mind."

Longtime shortstop and captain of the Yankees, Jeter appeared on 396 of 397 ballots cast by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. His 99.7% moved above Ken Griffey Jr. (99.3%) for the second-highest share.

Jeter was listed on all 219 ballots made public by Ryan Thibodaux's vote tracker before the announcement. The BBWAA will release additional ballots on Feb. 4 of writers who chose a public listing.

“Everyone told me it was a foregone conclusion. I didn't buy it. So it was not a relaxing day. There was a lot of anxiety,'' Jeter said. ”I was nervous, sitting around waiting for a phone call is something that is completely out of your control."

Walker got 304 votes, six above the 75% needed and up from 54.6% last year. He was making his 10th and final appearance on the BBWAA ballot and tweeted earlier in the day “I believe I’m going to come up a little short today" after checking the vote tracker and projecting he would finish at 73.3%.

As the announcement time approached, Walker had just about given up.

“I had it when they're going to call, a roundabout time, and that time had come and gone,” he said. “And there was two minutes after that when the call actually came.”

When Walker's phone rang, he uttered a profanity and then: “Oh my God!” He answered, and BBWAA secretary-treasurer Jack O'Connell was on the line.

“You didn't come up short this year. You passed the 75% threshold, and welcome to the Hall of Fame,” Walker remembered O'Connell telling him.

Pitcher Curt Schilling was third with 278 votes (70%) in his eighth ballot appearance, an increase from 60.9% but still 20 votes shy. The steroids-tainted pair of Roger Clemens (61%) and Barry Bonds (60.7%) both showed slight increases in their eighth tries. Clemens rose from 59.5% last year and Bonds from 59.1%.

Jeter and Walker will be inducted on July 26 at the Hall in Cooperstown along with catcher Ted Simmons and former players’ association head Marvin Miller, who were voted in last month by the Hall’s Modern Era Committee.

Ballot holdovers could benefit next year, when the most prominent first-time eligibles are Torii Hunter and Mark Buehrle. The 2022 ballot will include David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez, who served a season-long suspension in 2014 for violations of the drug program and baseball's collective bargaining agreement.

Slick-fielding shortstop Omar Vizquel could be a riser after getting 52.6% in his third year on the ballot. The 11-time Gold Glove winner with 2,877 hits has seven more years to earn 75%. Other potential movers include third baseman Scott Rolen (35.5%), reliever Billy Wagner (31.7%) and slugger Gary Sheffield (30.5%).

The 397 total votes cast were the fewest since 1985.

A five-time World Series champion, Jeter became a face of baseball as he starred in the nation's largest media market from 1995-2014. He was the AL Rookie of the Year in 1996 as the Yankees won the World Series for the first time since 1978, then led New York to three straight titles from 1998-2000, the only team to accomplish the feat since the 1972-74 Oakland Athletics. The rebuilt Yankees added their 27th title in 2009.

Still, Jeter's resume lacked a coda.

“I had a great relationship and still do with Reggie Jackson," Jeter said. "And Reggie used to constantly remind me when he when he came to the park, he'd always tell me, `You're not a Hall of Famer yet.'"

Jeter defined himself by moments more than numbers: his unexpected backhand flip from foul territory to throw out Oakland's Jeremy Giambi in the 2001 AL Division Series; his Mr. November home run in the 10th inning that won Game 4 of the 2001 World Series; his face-first leap into the stands after catching a 12th-inning popup by Boston's Trot Nixon in 2004; his home run into the left-field bleachers for his 3,000th hit as part of a career-best 5-for-5 game in 2011; his ninth-inning walkoff single in his final home game in 2014; his last at-bat single three days later that lifted his career average to .310.

Drafted sixth overall in 1992 after he was spotted by Yankees scout Dick Groch as a high school junior a year earlier, Jeter was bypassed by Houston (Phil Nevin), Cleveland (Paul Shuey), Montreal (B.J. Wallace), Baltimore (Jeffrey Hammonds) and Cincinnati (Chad Mottola). He debuted for the Yankees on May 29, 1995, and was installed at shortstop the following spring training by new manager Joe Torre.

Jeter became a 14-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove winner despite defensive metrics that were maligned. He was appointed captain by owner George Steinbrenner in June 2003, filling a position that had been open since Don Mattingly's retirement after the 1995 season. He finished with 3,465 hits, 260 homers, 358 stolen bases and 1,311 RBIs, earning $266 million from the Yankees.

He was the ninth player elected to the Hall after playing exclusively for the Yankees, joining Lou Gehrig (1939), Bill Dickey (1954), Joe DiMaggio (1955), Earle Combs (1970), Whitey Ford and Mickey Mantle (1974), Phil Rizzuto (1994) and Rivera. Jeter's No. 2 jersey was retired by New York.

Jeter used some of his savings to join the group purchasing the Miami Marlins in September 2017, becoming CEO. Jettisoning veterans and going with low-priced youth in a way the Yankees never did, Jeter endured a pair of last-place finishes and the lowest home attendance in the major leagues.

Walker hit .313 with 383 homers, 1,311 RBIs and 230 stolen bases for Montreal (1989-94), Colorado (1995-2004) and St. Louis (2004-05), a five-time All-Star and seven-time Gold Glove winner. He was the 1997 NL MVP and led the major leagues in batting average in 1998, 1999 and 2001.

Evaluating his offensive performance gave some voters difficulty because he spent 9 1/2 seasons in the thin air of Denver's Coors Field. Walker batted .381 with an 1.172 OPS and 154 home runs in 597 games at Coors and .282 with 229 homers and an .873 OPS in 1,391 games elsewhere, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

He received just 20.3% in his first ballot appearance in 2011 and dropped as low as 10.2% in 2014. He rose to 21.9% in 2017 before jumping to 34.1% in 2018.

Walker became the second Canadian-born player elected to the Hall after Ferguson Jenkins in 1991.

“You grew up in Canada, you're born into hockey and that's what's in your blood and veins. And just so baseball was something I had to learn along the ways,” Walker said.

Walker played hockey until he was 16, then switched spots. He thought about what would have happened had he remained on ice.

“I would probably be missing a few more teeth,” he said.


          

Jeter elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in near-unanimous vote   

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Known for two decades as No. 2, New York Yankees teammate Mariano Rivera became the first unanimous selection last year. Larry Walker also earned baseball's highest honor Tuesday in his last chance on the ballot.

For now, the identity and motivation of the non-conformist remains a mystery.

“Well, I look at all the votes that I got," Jeter said. “Trying to get that many people to agree on something is pretty difficult to do. So that's not something that's on mind."

Longtime shortstop and captain of the Yankees, Jeter appeared on 396 of 397 ballots cast by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. His 99.7% moved above Ken Griffey Jr. (99.3%) for the second-highest share.

Jeter was listed on all 219 ballots made public by Ryan Thibodaux's vote tracker before the announcement. The BBWAA will release additional ballots on Feb. 4 of writers who chose a public listing.

“Everyone told me it was a foregone conclusion. I didn't buy it. So it was not a relaxing day. There was a lot of anxiety,'' Jeter said. ”I was nervous, sitting around waiting for a phone call is something that is completely out of your control."

Walker got 304 votes, six above the 75% needed and up from 54.6% last year. He was making his 10th and final appearance on the BBWAA ballot and tweeted earlier in the day “I believe I’m going to come up a little short today" after checking the vote tracker and projecting he would finish at 73.3%.

As the announcement time approached, Walker had just about given up.

“I had it when they're going to call, a roundabout time, and that time had come and gone,” he said. “And there was two minutes after that when the call actually came.”

When Walker's phone rang, he uttered a profanity and then: “Oh my God!” He answered, and BBWAA secretary-treasurer Jack O'Connell was on the line.

“You didn't come up short this year. You passed the 75% threshold, and welcome to the Hall of Fame,” Walker remembered O'Connell telling him.

Pitcher Curt Schilling was third with 278 votes (70%) in his eighth ballot appearance, an increase from 60.9% but still 20 votes shy. The steroids-tainted pair of Roger Clemens (61%) and Barry Bonds (60.7%) both showed slight increases in their eighth tries. Clemens rose from 59.5% last year and Bonds from 59.1%.

Jeter and Walker will be inducted on July 26 at the Hall in Cooperstown along with catcher Ted Simmons and former players’ association head Marvin Miller, who were voted in last month by the Hall’s Modern Era Committee.

Ballot holdovers could benefit next year, when the most prominent first-time eligibles are Torii Hunter and Mark Buehrle. The 2022 ballot will include David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez, who served a season-long suspension in 2014 for violations of the drug program and baseball's collective bargaining agreement.

Slick-fielding shortstop Omar Vizquel could be a riser after getting 52.6% in his third year on the ballot. The 11-time Gold Glove winner with 2,877 hits has seven more years to earn 75%. Other potential movers include third baseman Scott Rolen (35.5%), reliever Billy Wagner (31.7%) and slugger Gary Sheffield (30.5%).

The 397 total votes cast were the fewest since 1985.

A five-time World Series champion, Jeter became a face of baseball as he starred in the nation's largest media market from 1995-2014. He was the AL Rookie of the Year in 1996 as the Yankees won the World Series for the first time since 1978, then led New York to three straight titles from 1998-2000, the only team to accomplish the feat since the 1972-74 Oakland Athletics. The rebuilt Yankees added their 27th title in 2009.

Still, Jeter's resume lacked a coda.

“I had a great relationship and still do with Reggie Jackson," Jeter said. "And Reggie used to constantly remind me when he when he came to the park, he'd always tell me, `You're not a Hall of Famer yet.'"

Jeter defined himself by moments more than numbers: his unexpected backhand flip from foul territory to throw out Oakland's Jeremy Giambi in the 2001 AL Division Series; his Mr. November home run in the 10th inning that won Game 4 of the 2001 World Series; his face-first leap into the stands after catching a 12th-inning popup by Boston's Trot Nixon in 2004; his home run into the left-field bleachers for his 3,000th hit as part of a career-best 5-for-5 game in 2011; his ninth-inning walkoff single in his final home game in 2014; his last at-bat single three days later that lifted his career average to .310.

Drafted sixth overall in 1992 after he was spotted by Yankees scout Dick Groch as a high school junior a year earlier, Jeter was bypassed by Houston (Phil Nevin), Cleveland (Paul Shuey), Montreal (B.J. Wallace), Baltimore (Jeffrey Hammonds) and Cincinnati (Chad Mottola). He debuted for the Yankees on May 29, 1995, and was installed at shortstop the following spring training by new manager Joe Torre.

Jeter became a 14-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove winner despite defensive metrics that were maligned. He was appointed captain by owner George Steinbrenner in June 2003, filling a position that had been open since Don Mattingly's retirement after the 1995 season. He finished with 3,465 hits, 260 homers, 358 stolen bases and 1,311 RBIs, earning $266 million from the Yankees.

He was the ninth player elected to the Hall after playing exclusively for the Yankees, joining Lou Gehrig (1939), Bill Dickey (1954), Joe DiMaggio (1955), Earle Combs (1970), Whitey Ford and Mickey Mantle (1974), Phil Rizzuto (1994) and Rivera. Jeter's No. 2 jersey was retired by New York.

Jeter used some of his savings to join the group purchasing the Miami Marlins in September 2017, becoming CEO. Jettisoning veterans and going with low-priced youth in a way the Yankees never did, Jeter endured a pair of last-place finishes and the lowest home attendance in the major leagues.

Walker hit .313 with 383 homers, 1,311 RBIs and 230 stolen bases for Montreal (1989-94), Colorado (1995-2004) and St. Louis (2004-05), a five-time All-Star and seven-time Gold Glove winner. He was the 1997 NL MVP and led the major leagues in batting average in 1998, 1999 and 2001.

Evaluating his offensive performance gave some voters difficulty because he spent 9 1/2 seasons in the thin air of Denver's Coors Field. Walker batted .381 with an 1.172 OPS and 154 home runs in 597 games at Coors and .282 with 229 homers and an .873 OPS in 1,391 games elsewhere, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

He received just 20.3% in his first ballot appearance in 2011 and dropped as low as 10.2% in 2014. He rose to 21.9% in 2017 before jumping to 34.1% in 2018.

Walker became the second Canadian-born player elected to the Hall after Ferguson Jenkins in 1991.

“You grew up in Canada, you're born into hockey and that's what's in your blood and veins. And just so baseball was something I had to learn along the ways,” Walker said.

Walker played hockey until he was 16, then switched spots. He thought about what would have happened had he remained on ice.

“I would probably be missing a few more teeth,” he said.


          

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Known for two decades as No. 2, New York Yankees teammate Mariano Rivera became the first unanimous selection last year. Larry Walker also earned baseball's highest honor Tuesday in his last chance on the ballot.

For now, the identity and motivation of the non-conformist remains a mystery.

“Well, I look at all the votes that I got," Jeter said. “Trying to get that many people to agree on something is pretty difficult to do. So that's not something that's on mind."

Longtime shortstop and captain of the Yankees, Jeter appeared on 396 of 397 ballots cast by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. His 99.7% moved above Ken Griffey Jr. (99.3%) for the second-highest share.

Jeter was listed on all 219 ballots made public by Ryan Thibodaux's vote tracker before the announcement. The BBWAA will release additional ballots on Feb. 4 of writers who chose a public listing.

“Everyone told me it was a foregone conclusion. I didn't buy it. So it was not a relaxing day. There was a lot of anxiety,'' Jeter said. ”I was nervous, sitting around waiting for a phone call is something that is completely out of your control."

Walker got 304 votes, six above the 75% needed and up from 54.6% last year. He was making his 10th and final appearance on the BBWAA ballot and tweeted earlier in the day “I believe I’m going to come up a little short today" after checking the vote tracker and projecting he would finish at 73.3%.

As the announcement time approached, Walker had just about given up.

“I had it when they're going to call, a roundabout time, and that time had come and gone,” he said. “And there was two minutes after that when the call actually came.”

When Walker's phone rang, he uttered a profanity and then: “Oh my God!” He answered, and BBWAA secretary-treasurer Jack O'Connell was on the line.

“You didn't come up short this year. You passed the 75% threshold, and welcome to the Hall of Fame,” Walker remembered O'Connell telling him.

Pitcher Curt Schilling was third with 278 votes (70%) in his eighth ballot appearance, an increase from 60.9% but still 20 votes shy. The steroids-tainted pair of Roger Clemens (61%) and Barry Bonds (60.7%) both showed slight increases in their eighth tries. Clemens rose from 59.5% last year and Bonds from 59.1%.

Jeter and Walker will be inducted on July 26 at the Hall in Cooperstown along with catcher Ted Simmons and former players’ association head Marvin Miller, who were voted in last month by the Hall’s Modern Era Committee.

Ballot holdovers could benefit next year, when the most prominent first-time eligibles are Torii Hunter and Mark Buehrle. The 2022 ballot will include David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez, who served a season-long suspension in 2014 for violations of the drug program and baseball's collective bargaining agreement.

Slick-fielding shortstop Omar Vizquel could be a riser after getting 52.6% in his third year on the ballot. The 11-time Gold Glove winner with 2,877 hits has seven more years to earn 75%. Other potential movers include third baseman Scott Rolen (35.5%), reliever Billy Wagner (31.7%) and slugger Gary Sheffield (30.5%).

The 397 total votes cast were the fewest since 1985.

A five-time World Series champion, Jeter became a face of baseball as he starred in the nation's largest media market from 1995-2014. He was the AL Rookie of the Year in 1996 as the Yankees won the World Series for the first time since 1978, then led New York to three straight titles from 1998-2000, the only team to accomplish the feat since the 1972-74 Oakland Athletics. The rebuilt Yankees added their 27th title in 2009.

Still, Jeter's resume lacked a coda.

“I had a great relationship and still do with Reggie Jackson," Jeter said. "And Reggie used to constantly remind me when he when he came to the park, he'd always tell me, `You're not a Hall of Famer yet.'"

Jeter defined himself by moments more than numbers: his unexpected backhand flip from foul territory to throw out Oakland's Jeremy Giambi in the 2001 AL Division Series; his Mr. November home run in the 10th inning that won Game 4 of the 2001 World Series; his face-first leap into the stands after catching a 12th-inning popup by Boston's Trot Nixon in 2004; his home run into the left-field bleachers for his 3,000th hit as part of a career-best 5-for-5 game in 2011; his ninth-inning walkoff single in his final home game in 2014; his last at-bat single three days later that lifted his career average to .310.

Drafted sixth overall in 1992 after he was spotted by Yankees scout Dick Groch as a high school junior a year earlier, Jeter was bypassed by Houston (Phil Nevin), Cleveland (Paul Shuey), Montreal (B.J. Wallace), Baltimore (Jeffrey Hammonds) and Cincinnati (Chad Mottola). He debuted for the Yankees on May 29, 1995, and was installed at shortstop the following spring training by new manager Joe Torre.

Jeter became a 14-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove winner despite defensive metrics that were maligned. He was appointed captain by owner George Steinbrenner in June 2003, filling a position that had been open since Don Mattingly's retirement after the 1995 season. He finished with 3,465 hits, 260 homers, 358 stolen bases and 1,311 RBIs, earning $266 million from the Yankees.

He was the ninth player elected to the Hall after playing exclusively for the Yankees, joining Lou Gehrig (1939), Bill Dickey (1954), Joe DiMaggio (1955), Earle Combs (1970), Whitey Ford and Mickey Mantle (1974), Phil Rizzuto (1994) and Rivera. Jeter's No. 2 jersey was retired by New York.

Jeter used some of his savings to join the group purchasing the Miami Marlins in September 2017, becoming CEO. Jettisoning veterans and going with low-priced youth in a way the Yankees never did, Jeter endured a pair of last-place finishes and the lowest home attendance in the major leagues.

Walker hit .313 with 383 homers, 1,311 RBIs and 230 stolen bases for Montreal (1989-94), Colorado (1995-2004) and St. Louis (2004-05), a five-time All-Star and seven-time Gold Glove winner. He was the 1997 NL MVP and led the major leagues in batting average in 1998, 1999 and 2001.

Evaluating his offensive performance gave some voters difficulty because he spent 9 1/2 seasons in the thin air of Denver's Coors Field. Walker batted .381 with an 1.172 OPS and 154 home runs in 597 games at Coors and .282 with 229 homers and an .873 OPS in 1,391 games elsewhere, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

He received just 20.3% in his first ballot appearance in 2011 and dropped as low as 10.2% in 2014. He rose to 21.9% in 2017 before jumping to 34.1% in 2018.

Walker became the second Canadian-born player elected to the Hall after Ferguson Jenkins in 1991.

“You grew up in Canada, you're born into hockey and that's what's in your blood and veins. And just so baseball was something I had to learn along the ways,” Walker said.

Walker played hockey until he was 16, then switched spots. He thought about what would have happened had he remained on ice.

“I would probably be missing a few more teeth,” he said.


          

NYPD officers leave for better pay at MTA   

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Known for two decades as No. 2, New York Yankees teammate Mariano Rivera became the first unanimous selection last year. Larry Walker also earned baseball's highest honor Tuesday in his last chance on the ballot.

For now, the identity and motivation of the non-conformist remains a mystery.

“Well, I look at all the votes that I got," Jeter said. “Trying to get that many people to agree on something is pretty difficult to do. So that's not something that's on mind."

Longtime shortstop and captain of the Yankees, Jeter appeared on 396 of 397 ballots cast by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. His 99.7% moved above Ken Griffey Jr. (99.3%) for the second-highest share.

Jeter was listed on all 219 ballots made public by Ryan Thibodaux's vote tracker before the announcement. The BBWAA will release additional ballots on Feb. 4 of writers who chose a public listing.

“Everyone told me it was a foregone conclusion. I didn't buy it. So it was not a relaxing day. There was a lot of anxiety,'' Jeter said. ”I was nervous, sitting around waiting for a phone call is something that is completely out of your control."

Walker got 304 votes, six above the 75% needed and up from 54.6% last year. He was making his 10th and final appearance on the BBWAA ballot and tweeted earlier in the day “I believe I’m going to come up a little short today" after checking the vote tracker and projecting he would finish at 73.3%.

As the announcement time approached, Walker had just about given up.

“I had it when they're going to call, a roundabout time, and that time had come and gone,” he said. “And there was two minutes after that when the call actually came.”

When Walker's phone rang, he uttered a profanity and then: “Oh my God!” He answered, and BBWAA secretary-treasurer Jack O'Connell was on the line.

“You didn't come up short this year. You passed the 75% threshold, and welcome to the Hall of Fame,” Walker remembered O'Connell telling him.

Pitcher Curt Schilling was third with 278 votes (70%) in his eighth ballot appearance, an increase from 60.9% but still 20 votes shy. The steroids-tainted pair of Roger Clemens (61%) and Barry Bonds (60.7%) both showed slight increases in their eighth tries. Clemens rose from 59.5% last year and Bonds from 59.1%.

Jeter and Walker will be inducted on July 26 at the Hall in Cooperstown along with catcher Ted Simmons and former players’ association head Marvin Miller, who were voted in last month by the Hall’s Modern Era Committee.

Ballot holdovers could benefit next year, when the most prominent first-time eligibles are Torii Hunter and Mark Buehrle. The 2022 ballot will include David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez, who served a season-long suspension in 2014 for violations of the drug program and baseball's collective bargaining agreement.

Slick-fielding shortstop Omar Vizquel could be a riser after getting 52.6% in his third year on the ballot. The 11-time Gold Glove winner with 2,877 hits has seven more years to earn 75%. Other potential movers include third baseman Scott Rolen (35.5%), reliever Billy Wagner (31.7%) and slugger Gary Sheffield (30.5%).

The 397 total votes cast were the fewest since 1985.

A five-time World Series champion, Jeter became a face of baseball as he starred in the nation's largest media market from 1995-2014. He was the AL Rookie of the Year in 1996 as the Yankees won the World Series for the first time since 1978, then led New York to three straight titles from 1998-2000, the only team to accomplish the feat since the 1972-74 Oakland Athletics. The rebuilt Yankees added their 27th title in 2009.

Still, Jeter's resume lacked a coda.

“I had a great relationship and still do with Reggie Jackson," Jeter said. "And Reggie used to constantly remind me when he when he came to the park, he'd always tell me, `You're not a Hall of Famer yet.'"

Jeter defined himself by moments more than numbers: his unexpected backhand flip from foul territory to throw out Oakland's Jeremy Giambi in the 2001 AL Division Series; his Mr. November home run in the 10th inning that won Game 4 of the 2001 World Series; his face-first leap into the stands after catching a 12th-inning popup by Boston's Trot Nixon in 2004; his home run into the left-field bleachers for his 3,000th hit as part of a career-best 5-for-5 game in 2011; his ninth-inning walkoff single in his final home game in 2014; his last at-bat single three days later that lifted his career average to .310.

Drafted sixth overall in 1992 after he was spotted by Yankees scout Dick Groch as a high school junior a year earlier, Jeter was bypassed by Houston (Phil Nevin), Cleveland (Paul Shuey), Montreal (B.J. Wallace), Baltimore (Jeffrey Hammonds) and Cincinnati (Chad Mottola). He debuted for the Yankees on May 29, 1995, and was installed at shortstop the following spring training by new manager Joe Torre.

Jeter became a 14-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove winner despite defensive metrics that were maligned. He was appointed captain by owner George Steinbrenner in June 2003, filling a position that had been open since Don Mattingly's retirement after the 1995 season. He finished with 3,465 hits, 260 homers, 358 stolen bases and 1,311 RBIs, earning $266 million from the Yankees.

He was the ninth player elected to the Hall after playing exclusively for the Yankees, joining Lou Gehrig (1939), Bill Dickey (1954), Joe DiMaggio (1955), Earle Combs (1970), Whitey Ford and Mickey Mantle (1974), Phil Rizzuto (1994) and Rivera. Jeter's No. 2 jersey was retired by New York.

Jeter used some of his savings to join the group purchasing the Miami Marlins in September 2017, becoming CEO. Jettisoning veterans and going with low-priced youth in a way the Yankees never did, Jeter endured a pair of last-place finishes and the lowest home attendance in the major leagues.

Walker hit .313 with 383 homers, 1,311 RBIs and 230 stolen bases for Montreal (1989-94), Colorado (1995-2004) and St. Louis (2004-05), a five-time All-Star and seven-time Gold Glove winner. He was the 1997 NL MVP and led the major leagues in batting average in 1998, 1999 and 2001.

Evaluating his offensive performance gave some voters difficulty because he spent 9 1/2 seasons in the thin air of Denver's Coors Field. Walker batted .381 with an 1.172 OPS and 154 home runs in 597 games at Coors and .282 with 229 homers and an .873 OPS in 1,391 games elsewhere, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

He received just 20.3% in his first ballot appearance in 2011 and dropped as low as 10.2% in 2014. He rose to 21.9% in 2017 before jumping to 34.1% in 2018.

Walker became the second Canadian-born player elected to the Hall after Ferguson Jenkins in 1991.

“You grew up in Canada, you're born into hockey and that's what's in your blood and veins. And just so baseball was something I had to learn along the ways,” Walker said.

Walker played hockey until he was 16, then switched spots. He thought about what would have happened had he remained on ice.

“I would probably be missing a few more teeth,” he said.


          

Cuomo's budget proposal kicks off industry scramble to avoid chopping block   

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is turning to the health care industry to decide how to generate $2.5 billion in Medicaid savings to help him close a more than $6 billion budget gap for fiscal 2021, which begins April 1.

The governor plans to reconvene the Medicaid Redesign Team to provide recommendations on how to restrict spending. The state projects $73.4 billion in Medicaid expenses next year, including federal, state and local contributions. State spending on Medicaid within the global cap is projected to grow 3%, to $20 billion.

The Medicaid Redesign Team, which Cuomo also used to address a budget crisis in 2011, will again be led by Northwell Health CEO Michael Dowling and former 1199SEIU president Dennis Rivera. Dowling was a top health official during the administration of Gov. Mario Cuomo.

"The Medicaid system has to be fiscally sustainable," Cuomo said. "If it is not financially sustainable, then we accomplish nothing," Cuomo said during the budget address."We're going to have to make structural changes to this program."

Cuomo said the changes would not cut services to beneficiaries.

“We’re just concerned that the cut to Medicaid is going to come out of provider rate cuts,” said James Clyne, president of LeadingAge New York, which represents senior care facilities. “If he’s not going to do anything to beneficiaries or local governments, what else is left?”

The governor did not share who would serve as the other members of the redesign team, but its earlier iteration included the heads of major health care trade associations, executives of hospitals and health insurers, government health officials and the Senate and Assembly legislators who led committees on health.

George Gresham, president of 1199SEIU, and Greater New York Hospital Association President Kenneth Raske issued a joint statement through their collective lobbying organization, the Healthcare Education Project, that they hoped the team would find savings while protecting the people who rely on the program for health care. Both Raske and Gresham served on the 2011 version of the redesign team.

"We will work closely with all stakeholders in the MRT process to fix Medicaid's structural problems and the incentives driving unnecessary growth while ensuring that hospitals, nursing homes and home care workers continue to have the ability to deliver high-quality care," Raske and Gresham said in a statement.

One target of the state's reforms could be the consumer-directed personal assistance program, which allows people to pick their own caregiver. That person is reimbursed by Medicaid. Cuomo noted in his speech that 75% of the private-sector jobs created in the city in the first nine months of 2019 were in the personal care industry. He also pointed to Medicaid managed long-term care as a driver of the faster-than-anticipated cost growth.

The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Association, the Albany group that represents fiscal intermediaries who process caregivers' payments, will likely have to play defense as the state seeks Medicaid reform. The association pointed out that caregivers are keeping people from having to live in high-cost nursing homes.

"The second Medicaid Redesign Team must look at smart spending cuts we've identified while preserving services for thousands of New Yorkers and be comprised of seniors and people with disabilities who most rely on them," CDPA's executive director, Bryan O'Malley, said in a statement.

Insurers chimed in too. They urged the MRT, whose leadership represents the state's largest health system and largest health care union, not to look to higher insurance taxes or lower Medicaid reimbursement rates to close the budget gap.

State budget director Robert Mujica told reporters on Tuesday afternoon that the redesign team could recommend higher health insurance taxes.  

"Given the important role that plans have played in the state's health-reform efforts, it is vital that our industry be part of any discussion," said Eric Linzer, president and CEO of the state Health Plan Association. —Jonathan LaMantia

Among the other health care items in Cuomo's budget:

  • $133 million for the Homeless Housing and Assistance Program to create up to 1,000 more supportive housing units;
  • Capped insulin co-payments at $100 per month for insured payments to help address the rising cost of insulin;
  • Increased transparency in health care costs through creating NYHealthcareCompare, where New Yorkers can compare cost and quality of health care procedures at hospitals around the state;
  • Permanent ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, advertisements targeted to minors and dangerous chemicals and products;
  • $14.2 million to support the loss of Title X funding to launch a state-funded program that ensures access to comprehensive reproductive services;
  • Legalization of gestational surrogacy; and
  • $12 million for emergency management equipment to ensure first responders have the right tools for their jobs

 

State, city clash over Medicaid cost cap


Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he was giving localities, including New York City, a choice: Keep annual increases in Medicaid spending to no more than 3% or pay more to help cover the higher costs.

But a spokeswoman for the de Blasio administration said that's no choice at all, as the city and other local governments have little control over Medicaid beyond helping people sign up.

Cuomo's rationale is that local governments haven't had an incentive to keep Medicaid costs in check since the state began picking up the bill for Medicaid cost growth, lowering the percentage of total spending that localities needed to pay. This year that change saved $2 billion for New York City, $284 million for Suffolk County, $236 million for Nassau County and $175 million for Westchester County.

"When you are administering a program where you have no financial accountability, you have no incentive in efficiency or economy of scale, or to call up and say, 'I think this is a problem or this is a problem,' because someone else is paying the check," Cuomo said in his budget address.

Localities also must to adhere to the state's 2% cap on annual property tax increases under the plan.

The plan shifts financial risk for the program to local governments even though they're not involved in setting eligibility standards or benefits. What the city can control is the degree to which it encourages people to enroll in Medicaid through programs such as GetCoveredNYC, but the mayoral spokeswoman said it has no plans to curb those efforts.

"We would never stop signing people up for Medicaid," she said. —J.L.

 

Cuomo promises legal marijuana in 2020


Gov. Andrew Cuomo is not backing down in his quest to legalize recreational marijuana.

After efforts failed to materialize last year, Cuomo's new budget proposal again calls for the creation of a regulated adult-use cannabis program that would protect public health and consumers, address social justice concerns and invest tax revenue.

Cuomo's budget proposal outlines a "first-in-nation comprehensive cannabis regulatory framework," which would be administered by a newly established Office of Cannabis Management. The office would administer all licensing, production and distribution of cannabis products in the adult-use, industrial and medical markets.

The budget proposal harks back to Cuomo's 2018 directive for the state Department of Health to conduct a study in consultation with other agencies to review the potential impact of regulated recreational marijuana. The report concluded that the potential positives outweigh the negatives, and regulated cannabis would benefit public health through government oversight of production. It also found that a regulated program would reduce racial disparities in criminalization and incarceration rates.

While acknowledging the social benefits, physicians in the state have remained concerned about recreational marijuana and called for the continued review of data on public health implications from other states that have legalized adult-use marijuana.

Late last year a new study from NYU Grossman School of Medicine and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health found that problematic use of marijuana increased by 25% or more among adolescents and adults after legalization.

Addiction advocates hold that tax revenue gained through legalizing recreational marijuana should be earmarked for substance-use treatment rather than infrastructure alone. —Jennifer Henderson

 

Seward to leave Senate


State Sen. Jim Seward, a Republican from Oneonta, said he will not run for re-election in the fall as he receives treatment for bladder cancer. The decision signals the end of a long career for a reliable ally for health insurers.

Seward, who has chaired the insurance committee for the past two decades, often questioned the cost of insurance mandates and new state policies that could drive premiums higher.

"While I have responded well to cancer treatments, my physicians have advised me that treatments will continue for the foreseeable future, limiting my ability to maintain the rigorous schedule needed to campaign for re-election," Seward wrote in a post on Twitter.

His departure follows that of longtime Sen. Kemp Hannon, the former chair of the health committee, who left office at the end of 2018 after losing a bid for re-election to Democrat Kevin Thomas. Both Hannon and Seward served in leadership roles shaping health policies for more than 20 years.

Leslie Moran, senior vice president at the state Health Plan Association, said Seward was thoughtful in evaluating insurance issues affecting health care.

"The loss of his institutional knowledge will undoubtedly be felt," she said. —J.L.

 

AT A GLANCE


ACA CASE: New York Attorney General Letitia James said in a statement issued Tuesday that, while the U.S. Supreme Court has denied a motion to expedite review of a decision threatening the Affordable Care Act, a coalition of Attorneys General is still urging the court to hear arguments next term. "Our coalition will never stop fighting against the [Trump administration's] continued efforts to strip health coverage away from American families, including the 133 million Americans with pre-existing conditions," James said.

CORONAVIRUS: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Tuesday the first case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. in the state of Washington. The patient recently returned to the U.S. from Wuhan, China, where an outbreak of pneumonia caused by the virus has been ongoing since last month, the agency said. To date the outbreak has caused several deaths and hundreds of illnesses in China. It is not yet clear how easily the virus is spreading between people.

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS: New guidance from the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice on vertical mergers offers little about how regulators will view deals between hospitals and physician groups, Modern Healthcare reported

SALARY DATABASE: Check out Crain's 2019 Health Pulse compensation database.


          

Siena poll: Support declines for bail changes   

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A new Siena College poll released Tuesday found declining support for recent changes to New York's bail law.

The new law, which eliminates money bail for the wide majority of misdemeanors and nonviolent felonies, has come under intense scrutiny as courts have released people who would have remained in jail under the old rules. The bail reforms went into effect at the beginning of the year.

The poll found that 49 percent of respondents said the changes were bad for New York while 37 percent said they were good for the Empire State.

Those results stand in contrast to last April, when 38 percent of respondents said the law would be bad for the state, while 55 percent said it would be a positive move.

The new poll showed waning support for the bail reforms among Democrats, Republicans and Independents. About 53 percent of Democratic respondents said the law is good for New York— an 11 point drop from Democrats polled last year.

The poll involved 814 registered voters in New York and was conducted by telephone Jan. 11-16. The margin of sampling error was plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.

Backers of the law said the old rules unfairly punished poor people who could not afford to post bail, keeping them in pretrial detention for low-level crimes.

State Democrats have faced mounting pressure since the beginning of the year to make changes to the law. Republicans, who argue the bail law jeopardizes public safety, have called for a full repeal. The law also recently received criticism from Richard P. Donoghue, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York.

Some leading Democrats have signaled they are open to making changes to the law.

But State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said this month that he wants to let the reforms play out without changes. He urged people to be patient.


          

Schumer navigates rocky terrain as impeachment trial unfolds   

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Sen. of President Donald Trump. By the end of the night, he was back in New York, insisting at a news conference that witnesses are needed for a fair impeachment trial.

The whiplash schedule comes as the New York Democrat tries to navigate the tough terrain as the Senate moves into the third impeachment trial of a sitting president in American history while also trying to maintain his constant presence dealing with a host of local issues in New York.

“I can do two things at once, and I'm always going to do that. I have always been able to,” Schumer said in an interview with The Associated Press.

For the impeachment trial to be fair, Democrats say it's imperative that the Senate subpoena testimony from four current and former White House officials and request documents that Trump blocked House investigators from receiving. With the GOP controlling the Senate 53-47, they'll need support from at least four Republicans to reach the necessary 51-vote majority.

Some, like Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, may join with Democrats to support a motion to call witnesses. But Collins is also a top target for Democrats in this year's elections and has said Schumer seems more interested in ensuring she’s out of a job than anything else.

“Make no mistake about it: We will force votes on witnesses and documents, and it will be up to four Republicans to side with the constitution, to side with our democracy, to side with rule of law,” Schumer said.

The way Democrats see it, if the half-dozen or so at-risk Republicans vote against Schumer’s push for impeachment witnesses, they’ll be seen as carrying water for Trump, which could end their reelection chances. If they vote alongside Democrats, it’ll be a win, even as Schumer and other Democrats recognize there’s almost no chance the Republican-led Senate will convict the president.

Republicans say it's Democrats who will pay a political cost for impeachment.

“Chuck Schumer made it clear he intended to take a page from Nancy Pelosi’s playbook and turn this into a political circus. Democrats in battleground states across the country will suffer the consequences because of it," said Jesse Hunt, a spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

The impeachment case centers on Trump's dealings with Ukraine's president and whether he abused his office by seeking an investigation into a political rival. Trump's legal team asserts that he did “absolutely nothing wrong" and urged the Senate to swiftly reject an impeachment case that it called “flimsy" and a “dangerous perversion of the Constitution."

Schumer and Trump, both New Yorkers, have known each other for years, but they aren't exactly on good terms. Trump has derided the longtime senator as a liberal hack, and Schumer has been one of the most outspoken critics of Trump's actions in office.

At home, Schumer faces rocky territory, an unusual position for him, with a potential far-left primary challenge in the next election and a fairly large swath of the state that voted for Trump in 2016. But even in those districts, primarily in upstate New York and on Long Island, Schumer secured a high majority of the vote in his last race — and he makes it a point to visit and address local issues.

There’s been some criticism from progressives in the party that Schumer is exerting too much energy on his signature constituent issues — the size of airline seats, the sale of recalled merchandise and bomb-sniffing technology in New York’s airports and rail terminals, among other topics — and not enough on the impeachment fight and flipping Senate seats for Democrats.

“People said this when I became minority leader: 'How you going to have time to be minority leader and take care of your district? You'll never do the 62 counties,’" he said, referencing an annual commitment he’s made for the last two decades to tour all 62 counties in New York state.

“God gave me a lot of energy,” he quipped.

On a recent trip, Schumer boarded an eight-seat, two-propeller plane with a body so small he could not stand up straight inside and headed off to make the last two stops on his annual county tour.

The first was Johnstown, a city of 8,500 — in a county with about 90% Republican voters — where Schumer stood shoulder-to-shoulder with firefighters in front of a polished truck he helped procure a few years ago. He lamented the federal government wasn’t awarding enough funding to fire departments in New York to hire new recruits and to purchase new trucks and safety gear.

“It is important for him to show up,” said Vern Jackson, the Republican mayor of Johnstown who posed for a photo with Schumer after the announcement. “I think it is important to show your face here, at least to show there is interest in the county.”

In the car between events, Schumer was dialing his flip phone, getting constant updates from his staff in Washington about what other Democrats and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had been saying about the impeachment inquiry and giving the final sign-off on a letter demanding the White House turn over documents and emails ahead of the impeachment trial.

Even in a majority Republican district, the senior senator from New York is a celebrity — and aside from reporters, not a single person he met during the trip asked him about impeachment. At a deli near Hudson Falls, patrons were more focused on local projects than what was happening in the Beltway.

Later in the day, Schumer visited a heifer farm in Hudson Falls, where he called on federal officials to conduct a study on farmer and rancher suicides, citing a suicide rate that is 3 1/2 times the national average.

On the ride home, he grabbed a Tupperware container of latkes his wife made as he continued strategizing about the next steps in the impeachment inquiry. Less than an hour after he was back in New York City, Schumer was before a bank of television cameras, again calling on McConnell to make a deal.


          

Grand Central project shows how Cuomo is leaving mark on de Blasio's city   

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Sen. of President Donald Trump. By the end of the night, he was back in New York, insisting at a news conference that witnesses are needed for a fair impeachment trial.

The whiplash schedule comes as the New York Democrat tries to navigate the tough terrain as the Senate moves into the third impeachment trial of a sitting president in American history while also trying to maintain his constant presence dealing with a host of local issues in New York.

“I can do two things at once, and I'm always going to do that. I have always been able to,” Schumer said in an interview with The Associated Press.

For the impeachment trial to be fair, Democrats say it's imperative that the Senate subpoena testimony from four current and former White House officials and request documents that Trump blocked House investigators from receiving. With the GOP controlling the Senate 53-47, they'll need support from at least four Republicans to reach the necessary 51-vote majority.

Some, like Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, may join with Democrats to support a motion to call witnesses. But Collins is also a top target for Democrats in this year's elections and has said Schumer seems more interested in ensuring she’s out of a job than anything else.

“Make no mistake about it: We will force votes on witnesses and documents, and it will be up to four Republicans to side with the constitution, to side with our democracy, to side with rule of law,” Schumer said.

The way Democrats see it, if the half-dozen or so at-risk Republicans vote against Schumer’s push for impeachment witnesses, they’ll be seen as carrying water for Trump, which could end their reelection chances. If they vote alongside Democrats, it’ll be a win, even as Schumer and other Democrats recognize there’s almost no chance the Republican-led Senate will convict the president.

Republicans say it's Democrats who will pay a political cost for impeachment.

“Chuck Schumer made it clear he intended to take a page from Nancy Pelosi’s playbook and turn this into a political circus. Democrats in battleground states across the country will suffer the consequences because of it," said Jesse Hunt, a spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

The impeachment case centers on Trump's dealings with Ukraine's president and whether he abused his office by seeking an investigation into a political rival. Trump's legal team asserts that he did “absolutely nothing wrong" and urged the Senate to swiftly reject an impeachment case that it called “flimsy" and a “dangerous perversion of the Constitution."

Schumer and Trump, both New Yorkers, have known each other for years, but they aren't exactly on good terms. Trump has derided the longtime senator as a liberal hack, and Schumer has been one of the most outspoken critics of Trump's actions in office.

At home, Schumer faces rocky territory, an unusual position for him, with a potential far-left primary challenge in the next election and a fairly large swath of the state that voted for Trump in 2016. But even in those districts, primarily in upstate New York and on Long Island, Schumer secured a high majority of the vote in his last race — and he makes it a point to visit and address local issues.

There’s been some criticism from progressives in the party that Schumer is exerting too much energy on his signature constituent issues — the size of airline seats, the sale of recalled merchandise and bomb-sniffing technology in New York’s airports and rail terminals, among other topics — and not enough on the impeachment fight and flipping Senate seats for Democrats.

“People said this when I became minority leader: 'How you going to have time to be minority leader and take care of your district? You'll never do the 62 counties,’" he said, referencing an annual commitment he’s made for the last two decades to tour all 62 counties in New York state.

“God gave me a lot of energy,” he quipped.

On a recent trip, Schumer boarded an eight-seat, two-propeller plane with a body so small he could not stand up straight inside and headed off to make the last two stops on his annual county tour.

The first was Johnstown, a city of 8,500 — in a county with about 90% Republican voters — where Schumer stood shoulder-to-shoulder with firefighters in front of a polished truck he helped procure a few years ago. He lamented the federal government wasn’t awarding enough funding to fire departments in New York to hire new recruits and to purchase new trucks and safety gear.

“It is important for him to show up,” said Vern Jackson, the Republican mayor of Johnstown who posed for a photo with Schumer after the announcement. “I think it is important to show your face here, at least to show there is interest in the county.”

In the car between events, Schumer was dialing his flip phone, getting constant updates from his staff in Washington about what other Democrats and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had been saying about the impeachment inquiry and giving the final sign-off on a letter demanding the White House turn over documents and emails ahead of the impeachment trial.

Even in a majority Republican district, the senior senator from New York is a celebrity — and aside from reporters, not a single person he met during the trip asked him about impeachment. At a deli near Hudson Falls, patrons were more focused on local projects than what was happening in the Beltway.

Later in the day, Schumer visited a heifer farm in Hudson Falls, where he called on federal officials to conduct a study on farmer and rancher suicides, citing a suicide rate that is 3 1/2 times the national average.

On the ride home, he grabbed a Tupperware container of latkes his wife made as he continued strategizing about the next steps in the impeachment inquiry. Less than an hour after he was back in New York City, Schumer was before a bank of television cameras, again calling on McConnell to make a deal.


          

Real estate money still rolling in for some Senate Dems despite vows to avoid industry   

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Sen. of President Donald Trump. By the end of the night, he was back in New York, insisting at a news conference that witnesses are needed for a fair impeachment trial.

The whiplash schedule comes as the New York Democrat tries to navigate the tough terrain as the Senate moves into the third impeachment trial of a sitting president in American history while also trying to maintain his constant presence dealing with a host of local issues in New York.

“I can do two things at once, and I'm always going to do that. I have always been able to,” Schumer said in an interview with The Associated Press.

For the impeachment trial to be fair, Democrats say it's imperative that the Senate subpoena testimony from four current and former White House officials and request documents that Trump blocked House investigators from receiving. With the GOP controlling the Senate 53-47, they'll need support from at least four Republicans to reach the necessary 51-vote majority.

Some, like Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, may join with Democrats to support a motion to call witnesses. But Collins is also a top target for Democrats in this year's elections and has said Schumer seems more interested in ensuring she’s out of a job than anything else.

“Make no mistake about it: We will force votes on witnesses and documents, and it will be up to four Republicans to side with the constitution, to side with our democracy, to side with rule of law,” Schumer said.

The way Democrats see it, if the half-dozen or so at-risk Republicans vote against Schumer’s push for impeachment witnesses, they’ll be seen as carrying water for Trump, which could end their reelection chances. If they vote alongside Democrats, it’ll be a win, even as Schumer and other Democrats recognize there’s almost no chance the Republican-led Senate will convict the president.

Republicans say it's Democrats who will pay a political cost for impeachment.

“Chuck Schumer made it clear he intended to take a page from Nancy Pelosi’s playbook and turn this into a political circus. Democrats in battleground states across the country will suffer the consequences because of it," said Jesse Hunt, a spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

The impeachment case centers on Trump's dealings with Ukraine's president and whether he abused his office by seeking an investigation into a political rival. Trump's legal team asserts that he did “absolutely nothing wrong" and urged the Senate to swiftly reject an impeachment case that it called “flimsy" and a “dangerous perversion of the Constitution."

Schumer and Trump, both New Yorkers, have known each other for years, but they aren't exactly on good terms. Trump has derided the longtime senator as a liberal hack, and Schumer has been one of the most outspoken critics of Trump's actions in office.

At home, Schumer faces rocky territory, an unusual position for him, with a potential far-left primary challenge in the next election and a fairly large swath of the state that voted for Trump in 2016. But even in those districts, primarily in upstate New York and on Long Island, Schumer secured a high majority of the vote in his last race — and he makes it a point to visit and address local issues.

There’s been some criticism from progressives in the party that Schumer is exerting too much energy on his signature constituent issues — the size of airline seats, the sale of recalled merchandise and bomb-sniffing technology in New York’s airports and rail terminals, among other topics — and not enough on the impeachment fight and flipping Senate seats for Democrats.

“People said this when I became minority leader: 'How you going to have time to be minority leader and take care of your district? You'll never do the 62 counties,’" he said, referencing an annual commitment he’s made for the last two decades to tour all 62 counties in New York state.

“God gave me a lot of energy,” he quipped.

On a recent trip, Schumer boarded an eight-seat, two-propeller plane with a body so small he could not stand up straight inside and headed off to make the last two stops on his annual county tour.

The first was Johnstown, a city of 8,500 — in a county with about 90% Republican voters — where Schumer stood shoulder-to-shoulder with firefighters in front of a polished truck he helped procure a few years ago. He lamented the federal government wasn’t awarding enough funding to fire departments in New York to hire new recruits and to purchase new trucks and safety gear.

“It is important for him to show up,” said Vern Jackson, the Republican mayor of Johnstown who posed for a photo with Schumer after the announcement. “I think it is important to show your face here, at least to show there is interest in the county.”

In the car between events, Schumer was dialing his flip phone, getting constant updates from his staff in Washington about what other Democrats and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had been saying about the impeachment inquiry and giving the final sign-off on a letter demanding the White House turn over documents and emails ahead of the impeachment trial.

Even in a majority Republican district, the senior senator from New York is a celebrity — and aside from reporters, not a single person he met during the trip asked him about impeachment. At a deli near Hudson Falls, patrons were more focused on local projects than what was happening in the Beltway.

Later in the day, Schumer visited a heifer farm in Hudson Falls, where he called on federal officials to conduct a study on farmer and rancher suicides, citing a suicide rate that is 3 1/2 times the national average.

On the ride home, he grabbed a Tupperware container of latkes his wife made as he continued strategizing about the next steps in the impeachment inquiry. Less than an hour after he was back in New York City, Schumer was before a bank of television cameras, again calling on McConnell to make a deal.


          

Bichotte elected to lead Brooklyn Democratic Party   

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Sen. of President Donald Trump. By the end of the night, he was back in New York, insisting at a news conference that witnesses are needed for a fair impeachment trial.

The whiplash schedule comes as the New York Democrat tries to navigate the tough terrain as the Senate moves into the third impeachment trial of a sitting president in American history while also trying to maintain his constant presence dealing with a host of local issues in New York.

“I can do two things at once, and I'm always going to do that. I have always been able to,” Schumer said in an interview with The Associated Press.

For the impeachment trial to be fair, Democrats say it's imperative that the Senate subpoena testimony from four current and former White House officials and request documents that Trump blocked House investigators from receiving. With the GOP controlling the Senate 53-47, they'll need support from at least four Republicans to reach the necessary 51-vote majority.

Some, like Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, may join with Democrats to support a motion to call witnesses. But Collins is also a top target for Democrats in this year's elections and has said Schumer seems more interested in ensuring she’s out of a job than anything else.

“Make no mistake about it: We will force votes on witnesses and documents, and it will be up to four Republicans to side with the constitution, to side with our democracy, to side with rule of law,” Schumer said.

The way Democrats see it, if the half-dozen or so at-risk Republicans vote against Schumer’s push for impeachment witnesses, they’ll be seen as carrying water for Trump, which could end their reelection chances. If they vote alongside Democrats, it’ll be a win, even as Schumer and other Democrats recognize there’s almost no chance the Republican-led Senate will convict the president.

Republicans say it's Democrats who will pay a political cost for impeachment.

“Chuck Schumer made it clear he intended to take a page from Nancy Pelosi’s playbook and turn this into a political circus. Democrats in battleground states across the country will suffer the consequences because of it," said Jesse Hunt, a spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

The impeachment case centers on Trump's dealings with Ukraine's president and whether he abused his office by seeking an investigation into a political rival. Trump's legal team asserts that he did “absolutely nothing wrong" and urged the Senate to swiftly reject an impeachment case that it called “flimsy" and a “dangerous perversion of the Constitution."

Schumer and Trump, both New Yorkers, have known each other for years, but they aren't exactly on good terms. Trump has derided the longtime senator as a liberal hack, and Schumer has been one of the most outspoken critics of Trump's actions in office.

At home, Schumer faces rocky territory, an unusual position for him, with a potential far-left primary challenge in the next election and a fairly large swath of the state that voted for Trump in 2016. But even in those districts, primarily in upstate New York and on Long Island, Schumer secured a high majority of the vote in his last race — and he makes it a point to visit and address local issues.

There’s been some criticism from progressives in the party that Schumer is exerting too much energy on his signature constituent issues — the size of airline seats, the sale of recalled merchandise and bomb-sniffing technology in New York’s airports and rail terminals, among other topics — and not enough on the impeachment fight and flipping Senate seats for Democrats.

“People said this when I became minority leader: 'How you going to have time to be minority leader and take care of your district? You'll never do the 62 counties,’" he said, referencing an annual commitment he’s made for the last two decades to tour all 62 counties in New York state.

“God gave me a lot of energy,” he quipped.

On a recent trip, Schumer boarded an eight-seat, two-propeller plane with a body so small he could not stand up straight inside and headed off to make the last two stops on his annual county tour.

The first was Johnstown, a city of 8,500 — in a county with about 90% Republican voters — where Schumer stood shoulder-to-shoulder with firefighters in front of a polished truck he helped procure a few years ago. He lamented the federal government wasn’t awarding enough funding to fire departments in New York to hire new recruits and to purchase new trucks and safety gear.

“It is important for him to show up,” said Vern Jackson, the Republican mayor of Johnstown who posed for a photo with Schumer after the announcement. “I think it is important to show your face here, at least to show there is interest in the county.”

In the car between events, Schumer was dialing his flip phone, getting constant updates from his staff in Washington about what other Democrats and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had been saying about the impeachment inquiry and giving the final sign-off on a letter demanding the White House turn over documents and emails ahead of the impeachment trial.

Even in a majority Republican district, the senior senator from New York is a celebrity — and aside from reporters, not a single person he met during the trip asked him about impeachment. At a deli near Hudson Falls, patrons were more focused on local projects than what was happening in the Beltway.

Later in the day, Schumer visited a heifer farm in Hudson Falls, where he called on federal officials to conduct a study on farmer and rancher suicides, citing a suicide rate that is 3 1/2 times the national average.

On the ride home, he grabbed a Tupperware container of latkes his wife made as he continued strategizing about the next steps in the impeachment inquiry. Less than an hour after he was back in New York City, Schumer was before a bank of television cameras, again calling on McConnell to make a deal.


          

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Sen. of President Donald Trump. By the end of the night, he was back in New York, insisting at a news conference that witnesses are needed for a fair impeachment trial.

The whiplash schedule comes as the New York Democrat tries to navigate the tough terrain as the Senate moves into the third impeachment trial of a sitting president in American history while also trying to maintain his constant presence dealing with a host of local issues in New York.

“I can do two things at once, and I'm always going to do that. I have always been able to,” Schumer said in an interview with The Associated Press.

For the impeachment trial to be fair, Democrats say it's imperative that the Senate subpoena testimony from four current and former White House officials and request documents that Trump blocked House investigators from receiving. With the GOP controlling the Senate 53-47, they'll need support from at least four Republicans to reach the necessary 51-vote majority.

Some, like Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, may join with Democrats to support a motion to call witnesses. But Collins is also a top target for Democrats in this year's elections and has said Schumer seems more interested in ensuring she’s out of a job than anything else.

“Make no mistake about it: We will force votes on witnesses and documents, and it will be up to four Republicans to side with the constitution, to side with our democracy, to side with rule of law,” Schumer said.

The way Democrats see it, if the half-dozen or so at-risk Republicans vote against Schumer’s push for impeachment witnesses, they’ll be seen as carrying water for Trump, which could end their reelection chances. If they vote alongside Democrats, it’ll be a win, even as Schumer and other Democrats recognize there’s almost no chance the Republican-led Senate will convict the president.

Republicans say it's Democrats who will pay a political cost for impeachment.

“Chuck Schumer made it clear he intended to take a page from Nancy Pelosi’s playbook and turn this into a political circus. Democrats in battleground states across the country will suffer the consequences because of it," said Jesse Hunt, a spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

The impeachment case centers on Trump's dealings with Ukraine's president and whether he abused his office by seeking an investigation into a political rival. Trump's legal team asserts that he did “absolutely nothing wrong" and urged the Senate to swiftly reject an impeachment case that it called “flimsy" and a “dangerous perversion of the Constitution."

Schumer and Trump, both New Yorkers, have known each other for years, but they aren't exactly on good terms. Trump has derided the longtime senator as a liberal hack, and Schumer has been one of the most outspoken critics of Trump's actions in office.

At home, Schumer faces rocky territory, an unusual position for him, with a potential far-left primary challenge in the next election and a fairly large swath of the state that voted for Trump in 2016. But even in those districts, primarily in upstate New York and on Long Island, Schumer secured a high majority of the vote in his last race — and he makes it a point to visit and address local issues.

There’s been some criticism from progressives in the party that Schumer is exerting too much energy on his signature constituent issues — the size of airline seats, the sale of recalled merchandise and bomb-sniffing technology in New York’s airports and rail terminals, among other topics — and not enough on the impeachment fight and flipping Senate seats for Democrats.

“People said this when I became minority leader: 'How you going to have time to be minority leader and take care of your district? You'll never do the 62 counties,’" he said, referencing an annual commitment he’s made for the last two decades to tour all 62 counties in New York state.

“God gave me a lot of energy,” he quipped.

On a recent trip, Schumer boarded an eight-seat, two-propeller plane with a body so small he could not stand up straight inside and headed off to make the last two stops on his annual county tour.

The first was Johnstown, a city of 8,500 — in a county with about 90% Republican voters — where Schumer stood shoulder-to-shoulder with firefighters in front of a polished truck he helped procure a few years ago. He lamented the federal government wasn’t awarding enough funding to fire departments in New York to hire new recruits and to purchase new trucks and safety gear.

“It is important for him to show up,” said Vern Jackson, the Republican mayor of Johnstown who posed for a photo with Schumer after the announcement. “I think it is important to show your face here, at least to show there is interest in the county.”

In the car between events, Schumer was dialing his flip phone, getting constant updates from his staff in Washington about what other Democrats and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had been saying about the impeachment inquiry and giving the final sign-off on a letter demanding the White House turn over documents and emails ahead of the impeachment trial.

Even in a majority Republican district, the senior senator from New York is a celebrity — and aside from reporters, not a single person he met during the trip asked him about impeachment. At a deli near Hudson Falls, patrons were more focused on local projects than what was happening in the Beltway.

Later in the day, Schumer visited a heifer farm in Hudson Falls, where he called on federal officials to conduct a study on farmer and rancher suicides, citing a suicide rate that is 3 1/2 times the national average.

On the ride home, he grabbed a Tupperware container of latkes his wife made as he continued strategizing about the next steps in the impeachment inquiry. Less than an hour after he was back in New York City, Schumer was before a bank of television cameras, again calling on McConnell to make a deal.


          

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Sen. of President Donald Trump. By the end of the night, he was back in New York, insisting at a news conference that witnesses are needed for a fair impeachment trial.

The whiplash schedule comes as the New York Democrat tries to navigate the tough terrain as the Senate moves into the third impeachment trial of a sitting president in American history while also trying to maintain his constant presence dealing with a host of local issues in New York.

“I can do two things at once, and I'm always going to do that. I have always been able to,” Schumer said in an interview with The Associated Press.

For the impeachment trial to be fair, Democrats say it's imperative that the Senate subpoena testimony from four current and former White House officials and request documents that Trump blocked House investigators from receiving. With the GOP controlling the Senate 53-47, they'll need support from at least four Republicans to reach the necessary 51-vote majority.

Some, like Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, may join with Democrats to support a motion to call witnesses. But Collins is also a top target for Democrats in this year's elections and has said Schumer seems more interested in ensuring she’s out of a job than anything else.

“Make no mistake about it: We will force votes on witnesses and documents, and it will be up to four Republicans to side with the constitution, to side with our democracy, to side with rule of law,” Schumer said.

The way Democrats see it, if the half-dozen or so at-risk Republicans vote against Schumer’s push for impeachment witnesses, they’ll be seen as carrying water for Trump, which could end their reelection chances. If they vote alongside Democrats, it’ll be a win, even as Schumer and other Democrats recognize there’s almost no chance the Republican-led Senate will convict the president.

Republicans say it's Democrats who will pay a political cost for impeachment.

“Chuck Schumer made it clear he intended to take a page from Nancy Pelosi’s playbook and turn this into a political circus. Democrats in battleground states across the country will suffer the consequences because of it," said Jesse Hunt, a spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

The impeachment case centers on Trump's dealings with Ukraine's president and whether he abused his office by seeking an investigation into a political rival. Trump's legal team asserts that he did “absolutely nothing wrong" and urged the Senate to swiftly reject an impeachment case that it called “flimsy" and a “dangerous perversion of the Constitution."

Schumer and Trump, both New Yorkers, have known each other for years, but they aren't exactly on good terms. Trump has derided the longtime senator as a liberal hack, and Schumer has been one of the most outspoken critics of Trump's actions in office.

At home, Schumer faces rocky territory, an unusual position for him, with a potential far-left primary challenge in the next election and a fairly large swath of the state that voted for Trump in 2016. But even in those districts, primarily in upstate New York and on Long Island, Schumer secured a high majority of the vote in his last race — and he makes it a point to visit and address local issues.

There’s been some criticism from progressives in the party that Schumer is exerting too much energy on his signature constituent issues — the size of airline seats, the sale of recalled merchandise and bomb-sniffing technology in New York’s airports and rail terminals, among other topics — and not enough on the impeachment fight and flipping Senate seats for Democrats.

“People said this when I became minority leader: 'How you going to have time to be minority leader and take care of your district? You'll never do the 62 counties,’" he said, referencing an annual commitment he’s made for the last two decades to tour all 62 counties in New York state.

“God gave me a lot of energy,” he quipped.

On a recent trip, Schumer boarded an eight-seat, two-propeller plane with a body so small he could not stand up straight inside and headed off to make the last two stops on his annual county tour.

The first was Johnstown, a city of 8,500 — in a county with about 90% Republican voters — where Schumer stood shoulder-to-shoulder with firefighters in front of a polished truck he helped procure a few years ago. He lamented the federal government wasn’t awarding enough funding to fire departments in New York to hire new recruits and to purchase new trucks and safety gear.

“It is important for him to show up,” said Vern Jackson, the Republican mayor of Johnstown who posed for a photo with Schumer after the announcement. “I think it is important to show your face here, at least to show there is interest in the county.”

In the car between events, Schumer was dialing his flip phone, getting constant updates from his staff in Washington about what other Democrats and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had been saying about the impeachment inquiry and giving the final sign-off on a letter demanding the White House turn over documents and emails ahead of the impeachment trial.

Even in a majority Republican district, the senior senator from New York is a celebrity — and aside from reporters, not a single person he met during the trip asked him about impeachment. At a deli near Hudson Falls, patrons were more focused on local projects than what was happening in the Beltway.

Later in the day, Schumer visited a heifer farm in Hudson Falls, where he called on federal officials to conduct a study on farmer and rancher suicides, citing a suicide rate that is 3 1/2 times the national average.

On the ride home, he grabbed a Tupperware container of latkes his wife made as he continued strategizing about the next steps in the impeachment inquiry. Less than an hour after he was back in New York City, Schumer was before a bank of television cameras, again calling on McConnell to make a deal.


          

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Sen. of President Donald Trump. By the end of the night, he was back in New York, insisting at a news conference that witnesses are needed for a fair impeachment trial.

The whiplash schedule comes as the New York Democrat tries to navigate the tough terrain as the Senate moves into the third impeachment trial of a sitting president in American history while also trying to maintain his constant presence dealing with a host of local issues in New York.

“I can do two things at once, and I'm always going to do that. I have always been able to,” Schumer said in an interview with The Associated Press.

For the impeachment trial to be fair, Democrats say it's imperative that the Senate subpoena testimony from four current and former White House officials and request documents that Trump blocked House investigators from receiving. With the GOP controlling the Senate 53-47, they'll need support from at least four Republicans to reach the necessary 51-vote majority.

Some, like Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, may join with Democrats to support a motion to call witnesses. But Collins is also a top target for Democrats in this year's elections and has said Schumer seems more interested in ensuring she’s out of a job than anything else.

“Make no mistake about it: We will force votes on witnesses and documents, and it will be up to four Republicans to side with the constitution, to side with our democracy, to side with rule of law,” Schumer said.

The way Democrats see it, if the half-dozen or so at-risk Republicans vote against Schumer’s push for impeachment witnesses, they’ll be seen as carrying water for Trump, which could end their reelection chances. If they vote alongside Democrats, it’ll be a win, even as Schumer and other Democrats recognize there’s almost no chance the Republican-led Senate will convict the president.

Republicans say it's Democrats who will pay a political cost for impeachment.

“Chuck Schumer made it clear he intended to take a page from Nancy Pelosi’s playbook and turn this into a political circus. Democrats in battleground states across the country will suffer the consequences because of it," said Jesse Hunt, a spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

The impeachment case centers on Trump's dealings with Ukraine's president and whether he abused his office by seeking an investigation into a political rival. Trump's legal team asserts that he did “absolutely nothing wrong" and urged the Senate to swiftly reject an impeachment case that it called “flimsy" and a “dangerous perversion of the Constitution."

Schumer and Trump, both New Yorkers, have known each other for years, but they aren't exactly on good terms. Trump has derided the longtime senator as a liberal hack, and Schumer has been one of the most outspoken critics of Trump's actions in office.

At home, Schumer faces rocky territory, an unusual position for him, with a potential far-left primary challenge in the next election and a fairly large swath of the state that voted for Trump in 2016. But even in those districts, primarily in upstate New York and on Long Island, Schumer secured a high majority of the vote in his last race — and he makes it a point to visit and address local issues.

There’s been some criticism from progressives in the party that Schumer is exerting too much energy on his signature constituent issues — the size of airline seats, the sale of recalled merchandise and bomb-sniffing technology in New York’s airports and rail terminals, among other topics — and not enough on the impeachment fight and flipping Senate seats for Democrats.

“People said this when I became minority leader: 'How you going to have time to be minority leader and take care of your district? You'll never do the 62 counties,’" he said, referencing an annual commitment he’s made for the last two decades to tour all 62 counties in New York state.

“God gave me a lot of energy,” he quipped.

On a recent trip, Schumer boarded an eight-seat, two-propeller plane with a body so small he could not stand up straight inside and headed off to make the last two stops on his annual county tour.

The first was Johnstown, a city of 8,500 — in a county with about 90% Republican voters — where Schumer stood shoulder-to-shoulder with firefighters in front of a polished truck he helped procure a few years ago. He lamented the federal government wasn’t awarding enough funding to fire departments in New York to hire new recruits and to purchase new trucks and safety gear.

“It is important for him to show up,” said Vern Jackson, the Republican mayor of Johnstown who posed for a photo with Schumer after the announcement. “I think it is important to show your face here, at least to show there is interest in the county.”

In the car between events, Schumer was dialing his flip phone, getting constant updates from his staff in Washington about what other Democrats and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had been saying about the impeachment inquiry and giving the final sign-off on a letter demanding the White House turn over documents and emails ahead of the impeachment trial.

Even in a majority Republican district, the senior senator from New York is a celebrity — and aside from reporters, not a single person he met during the trip asked him about impeachment. At a deli near Hudson Falls, patrons were more focused on local projects than what was happening in the Beltway.

Later in the day, Schumer visited a heifer farm in Hudson Falls, where he called on federal officials to conduct a study on farmer and rancher suicides, citing a suicide rate that is 3 1/2 times the national average.

On the ride home, he grabbed a Tupperware container of latkes his wife made as he continued strategizing about the next steps in the impeachment inquiry. Less than an hour after he was back in New York City, Schumer was before a bank of television cameras, again calling on McConnell to make a deal.


          

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Sen. of President Donald Trump. By the end of the night, he was back in New York, insisting at a news conference that witnesses are needed for a fair impeachment trial.

The whiplash schedule comes as the New York Democrat tries to navigate the tough terrain as the Senate moves into the third impeachment trial of a sitting president in American history while also trying to maintain his constant presence dealing with a host of local issues in New York.

“I can do two things at once, and I'm always going to do that. I have always been able to,” Schumer said in an interview with The Associated Press.

For the impeachment trial to be fair, Democrats say it's imperative that the Senate subpoena testimony from four current and former White House officials and request documents that Trump blocked House investigators from receiving. With the GOP controlling the Senate 53-47, they'll need support from at least four Republicans to reach the necessary 51-vote majority.

Some, like Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, may join with Democrats to support a motion to call witnesses. But Collins is also a top target for Democrats in this year's elections and has said Schumer seems more interested in ensuring she’s out of a job than anything else.

“Make no mistake about it: We will force votes on witnesses and documents, and it will be up to four Republicans to side with the constitution, to side with our democracy, to side with rule of law,” Schumer said.

The way Democrats see it, if the half-dozen or so at-risk Republicans vote against Schumer’s push for impeachment witnesses, they’ll be seen as carrying water for Trump, which could end their reelection chances. If they vote alongside Democrats, it’ll be a win, even as Schumer and other Democrats recognize there’s almost no chance the Republican-led Senate will convict the president.

Republicans say it's Democrats who will pay a political cost for impeachment.

“Chuck Schumer made it clear he intended to take a page from Nancy Pelosi’s playbook and turn this into a political circus. Democrats in battleground states across the country will suffer the consequences because of it," said Jesse Hunt, a spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

The impeachment case centers on Trump's dealings with Ukraine's president and whether he abused his office by seeking an investigation into a political rival. Trump's legal team asserts that he did “absolutely nothing wrong" and urged the Senate to swiftly reject an impeachment case that it called “flimsy" and a “dangerous perversion of the Constitution."

Schumer and Trump, both New Yorkers, have known each other for years, but they aren't exactly on good terms. Trump has derided the longtime senator as a liberal hack, and Schumer has been one of the most outspoken critics of Trump's actions in office.

At home, Schumer faces rocky territory, an unusual position for him, with a potential far-left primary challenge in the next election and a fairly large swath of the state that voted for Trump in 2016. But even in those districts, primarily in upstate New York and on Long Island, Schumer secured a high majority of the vote in his last race — and he makes it a point to visit and address local issues.

There’s been some criticism from progressives in the party that Schumer is exerting too much energy on his signature constituent issues — the size of airline seats, the sale of recalled merchandise and bomb-sniffing technology in New York’s airports and rail terminals, among other topics — and not enough on the impeachment fight and flipping Senate seats for Democrats.

“People said this when I became minority leader: 'How you going to have time to be minority leader and take care of your district? You'll never do the 62 counties,’" he said, referencing an annual commitment he’s made for the last two decades to tour all 62 counties in New York state.

“God gave me a lot of energy,” he quipped.

On a recent trip, Schumer boarded an eight-seat, two-propeller plane with a body so small he could not stand up straight inside and headed off to make the last two stops on his annual county tour.

The first was Johnstown, a city of 8,500 — in a county with about 90% Republican voters — where Schumer stood shoulder-to-shoulder with firefighters in front of a polished truck he helped procure a few years ago. He lamented the federal government wasn’t awarding enough funding to fire departments in New York to hire new recruits and to purchase new trucks and safety gear.

“It is important for him to show up,” said Vern Jackson, the Republican mayor of Johnstown who posed for a photo with Schumer after the announcement. “I think it is important to show your face here, at least to show there is interest in the county.”

In the car between events, Schumer was dialing his flip phone, getting constant updates from his staff in Washington about what other Democrats and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had been saying about the impeachment inquiry and giving the final sign-off on a letter demanding the White House turn over documents and emails ahead of the impeachment trial.

Even in a majority Republican district, the senior senator from New York is a celebrity — and aside from reporters, not a single person he met during the trip asked him about impeachment. At a deli near Hudson Falls, patrons were more focused on local projects than what was happening in the Beltway.

Later in the day, Schumer visited a heifer farm in Hudson Falls, where he called on federal officials to conduct a study on farmer and rancher suicides, citing a suicide rate that is 3 1/2 times the national average.

On the ride home, he grabbed a Tupperware container of latkes his wife made as he continued strategizing about the next steps in the impeachment inquiry. Less than an hour after he was back in New York City, Schumer was before a bank of television cameras, again calling on McConnell to make a deal.


          

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Sen. of President Donald Trump. By the end of the night, he was back in New York, insisting at a news conference that witnesses are needed for a fair impeachment trial.

The whiplash schedule comes as the New York Democrat tries to navigate the tough terrain as the Senate moves into the third impeachment trial of a sitting president in American history while also trying to maintain his constant presence dealing with a host of local issues in New York.

“I can do two things at once, and I'm always going to do that. I have always been able to,” Schumer said in an interview with The Associated Press.

For the impeachment trial to be fair, Democrats say it's imperative that the Senate subpoena testimony from four current and former White House officials and request documents that Trump blocked House investigators from receiving. With the GOP controlling the Senate 53-47, they'll need support from at least four Republicans to reach the necessary 51-vote majority.

Some, like Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, may join with Democrats to support a motion to call witnesses. But Collins is also a top target for Democrats in this year's elections and has said Schumer seems more interested in ensuring she’s out of a job than anything else.

“Make no mistake about it: We will force votes on witnesses and documents, and it will be up to four Republicans to side with the constitution, to side with our democracy, to side with rule of law,” Schumer said.

The way Democrats see it, if the half-dozen or so at-risk Republicans vote against Schumer’s push for impeachment witnesses, they’ll be seen as carrying water for Trump, which could end their reelection chances. If they vote alongside Democrats, it’ll be a win, even as Schumer and other Democrats recognize there’s almost no chance the Republican-led Senate will convict the president.

Republicans say it's Democrats who will pay a political cost for impeachment.

“Chuck Schumer made it clear he intended to take a page from Nancy Pelosi’s playbook and turn this into a political circus. Democrats in battleground states across the country will suffer the consequences because of it," said Jesse Hunt, a spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

The impeachment case centers on Trump's dealings with Ukraine's president and whether he abused his office by seeking an investigation into a political rival. Trump's legal team asserts that he did “absolutely nothing wrong" and urged the Senate to swiftly reject an impeachment case that it called “flimsy" and a “dangerous perversion of the Constitution."

Schumer and Trump, both New Yorkers, have known each other for years, but they aren't exactly on good terms. Trump has derided the longtime senator as a liberal hack, and Schumer has been one of the most outspoken critics of Trump's actions in office.

At home, Schumer faces rocky territory, an unusual position for him, with a potential far-left primary challenge in the next election and a fairly large swath of the state that voted for Trump in 2016. But even in those districts, primarily in upstate New York and on Long Island, Schumer secured a high majority of the vote in his last race — and he makes it a point to visit and address local issues.

There’s been some criticism from progressives in the party that Schumer is exerting too much energy on his signature constituent issues — the size of airline seats, the sale of recalled merchandise and bomb-sniffing technology in New York’s airports and rail terminals, among other topics — and not enough on the impeachment fight and flipping Senate seats for Democrats.

“People said this when I became minority leader: 'How you going to have time to be minority leader and take care of your district? You'll never do the 62 counties,’" he said, referencing an annual commitment he’s made for the last two decades to tour all 62 counties in New York state.

“God gave me a lot of energy,” he quipped.

On a recent trip, Schumer boarded an eight-seat, two-propeller plane with a body so small he could not stand up straight inside and headed off to make the last two stops on his annual county tour.

The first was Johnstown, a city of 8,500 — in a county with about 90% Republican voters — where Schumer stood shoulder-to-shoulder with firefighters in front of a polished truck he helped procure a few years ago. He lamented the federal government wasn’t awarding enough funding to fire departments in New York to hire new recruits and to purchase new trucks and safety gear.

“It is important for him to show up,” said Vern Jackson, the Republican mayor of Johnstown who posed for a photo with Schumer after the announcement. “I think it is important to show your face here, at least to show there is interest in the county.”

In the car between events, Schumer was dialing his flip phone, getting constant updates from his staff in Washington about what other Democrats and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had been saying about the impeachment inquiry and giving the final sign-off on a letter demanding the White House turn over documents and emails ahead of the impeachment trial.

Even in a majority Republican district, the senior senator from New York is a celebrity — and aside from reporters, not a single person he met during the trip asked him about impeachment. At a deli near Hudson Falls, patrons were more focused on local projects than what was happening in the Beltway.

Later in the day, Schumer visited a heifer farm in Hudson Falls, where he called on federal officials to conduct a study on farmer and rancher suicides, citing a suicide rate that is 3 1/2 times the national average.

On the ride home, he grabbed a Tupperware container of latkes his wife made as he continued strategizing about the next steps in the impeachment inquiry. Less than an hour after he was back in New York City, Schumer was before a bank of television cameras, again calling on McConnell to make a deal.


          

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Sen. of President Donald Trump. By the end of the night, he was back in New York, insisting at a news conference that witnesses are needed for a fair impeachment trial.

The whiplash schedule comes as the New York Democrat tries to navigate the tough terrain as the Senate moves into the third impeachment trial of a sitting president in American history while also trying to maintain his constant presence dealing with a host of local issues in New York.

“I can do two things at once, and I'm always going to do that. I have always been able to,” Schumer said in an interview with The Associated Press.

For the impeachment trial to be fair, Democrats say it's imperative that the Senate subpoena testimony from four current and former White House officials and request documents that Trump blocked House investigators from receiving. With the GOP controlling the Senate 53-47, they'll need support from at least four Republicans to reach the necessary 51-vote majority.

Some, like Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, may join with Democrats to support a motion to call witnesses. But Collins is also a top target for Democrats in this year's elections and has said Schumer seems more interested in ensuring she’s out of a job than anything else.

“Make no mistake about it: We will force votes on witnesses and documents, and it will be up to four Republicans to side with the constitution, to side with our democracy, to side with rule of law,” Schumer said.

The way Democrats see it, if the half-dozen or so at-risk Republicans vote against Schumer’s push for impeachment witnesses, they’ll be seen as carrying water for Trump, which could end their reelection chances. If they vote alongside Democrats, it’ll be a win, even as Schumer and other Democrats recognize there’s almost no chance the Republican-led Senate will convict the president.

Republicans say it's Democrats who will pay a political cost for impeachment.

“Chuck Schumer made it clear he intended to take a page from Nancy Pelosi’s playbook and turn this into a political circus. Democrats in battleground states across the country will suffer the consequences because of it," said Jesse Hunt, a spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

The impeachment case centers on Trump's dealings with Ukraine's president and whether he abused his office by seeking an investigation into a political rival. Trump's legal team asserts that he did “absolutely nothing wrong" and urged the Senate to swiftly reject an impeachment case that it called “flimsy" and a “dangerous perversion of the Constitution."

Schumer and Trump, both New Yorkers, have known each other for years, but they aren't exactly on good terms. Trump has derided the longtime senator as a liberal hack, and Schumer has been one of the most outspoken critics of Trump's actions in office.

At home, Schumer faces rocky territory, an unusual position for him, with a potential far-left primary challenge in the next election and a fairly large swath of the state that voted for Trump in 2016. But even in those districts, primarily in upstate New York and on Long Island, Schumer secured a high majority of the vote in his last race — and he makes it a point to visit and address local issues.

There’s been some criticism from progressives in the party that Schumer is exerting too much energy on his signature constituent issues — the size of airline seats, the sale of recalled merchandise and bomb-sniffing technology in New York’s airports and rail terminals, among other topics — and not enough on the impeachment fight and flipping Senate seats for Democrats.

“People said this when I became minority leader: 'How you going to have time to be minority leader and take care of your district? You'll never do the 62 counties,’" he said, referencing an annual commitment he’s made for the last two decades to tour all 62 counties in New York state.

“God gave me a lot of energy,” he quipped.

On a recent trip, Schumer boarded an eight-seat, two-propeller plane with a body so small he could not stand up straight inside and headed off to make the last two stops on his annual county tour.

The first was Johnstown, a city of 8,500 — in a county with about 90% Republican voters — where Schumer stood shoulder-to-shoulder with firefighters in front of a polished truck he helped procure a few years ago. He lamented the federal government wasn’t awarding enough funding to fire departments in New York to hire new recruits and to purchase new trucks and safety gear.

“It is important for him to show up,” said Vern Jackson, the Republican mayor of Johnstown who posed for a photo with Schumer after the announcement. “I think it is important to show your face here, at least to show there is interest in the county.”

In the car between events, Schumer was dialing his flip phone, getting constant updates from his staff in Washington about what other Democrats and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had been saying about the impeachment inquiry and giving the final sign-off on a letter demanding the White House turn over documents and emails ahead of the impeachment trial.

Even in a majority Republican district, the senior senator from New York is a celebrity — and aside from reporters, not a single person he met during the trip asked him about impeachment. At a deli near Hudson Falls, patrons were more focused on local projects than what was happening in the Beltway.

Later in the day, Schumer visited a heifer farm in Hudson Falls, where he called on federal officials to conduct a study on farmer and rancher suicides, citing a suicide rate that is 3 1/2 times the national average.

On the ride home, he grabbed a Tupperware container of latkes his wife made as he continued strategizing about the next steps in the impeachment inquiry. Less than an hour after he was back in New York City, Schumer was before a bank of television cameras, again calling on McConnell to make a deal.


          

HSS moves closer to kicking off $300M River Building project   

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Hospital for Special Surgery plans to start construction this year on its River Building to add inpatient rooms and physician offices in a structure spanning the FDR Drive, according to a presentation the hospital delivered at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco.

The hospital has been working to secure financing and regulatory approval for the $300 million project for more than a decade, with legal resistance from a neighboring co-op, The Edgewater, tying up the project for years. The building would potentially block residents' views of the East River, and they fear it would increase traffic and congestion from trucks making deliveries. Crain's reported on the legal fight last April.

HSS secured a legal victory in late November when the Appellate Division of the state Supreme Court in Manhattan affirmed the court's earlier finding that the City Planning Commission was within its authority to renew a special permit for HSS' construction, even though 10 years have passed since its environmental impact statement had been developed.

The majority opinion of the five-judge appellate panel said that while the judges "do not deprecate" the view of the co-op building that factors such as development in the area by Memorial Sloan Kettering, Weill Cornell Medicine and HSS should have been considered, the planning commission acted properly.

"Whether a full-scale reassessment of the project's impact was needed was a matter committed to the commission's discretion, which was rationally exercised here," the panel wrote in the majority opinion.

David Scharf, an attorney at Morrison Cohen representing the co-op building, said he had filed a motion for leave to appeal to the appellate division to have the court heard by the state Court of Appeal, New York's highest court. If the motion is denied, Scharf could apply directly to the Court of Appeals. 

He said he expects to hear from the appellate division by the second quarter of this year at the latest.

An HSS spokeswoman declined to comment on the progress of the River Building project.

If it avoids further legal delay, HSS will be free to kick off construction on the 12-story building between East 71st and East 72nd streets. The River Building will include three floors of patient rooms, doctors' offices and imaging services.

After that project, the majority of HSS' 215 beds will be in private rooms, which hospital officials told Crain's in April would help reduce infection risks.

Once the River Building is completed, HSS plans to renovate its main hospital building, starting in 2023, according to HSS' presentation at the J.P. Morgan conference. —Jonathan LaMantia

 

Transplant policy that will help New Yorkers clears legal hurdle


A federal judge has denied a second motion for a preliminary injunction that would have halted a new liver transplant policy from taking effect.

The policy, which could now be implemented in as soon as days barring an appeal from the plaintiffs, prioritizes the sickest patients over geographic location when it comes to organ allocation.

"This is a big deal because it allows patients all over the country to be prioritized based on how sick they are, not on where they live," said Motty Shulman, a partner at Boies Schiller Flexner, who has championed fair-organ allocation and spearheaded litigation to that end. "It's consistent with the law, but it's also fair. It removes any barriers for equitable allocation."

Plaintiffs that have challenged the policy's implementation include a number of major hospitals and transplant centers in the South and Midwest that have benefited from the existing system.

The court's order denying the plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction noted that the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, which put forth the new policy, is not an agency subject to the Administrative Procedure Act. The act oversees federal agencies' issuance of regulations.

Proponents have remained steadfast that the new policy is a much-needed reform that helps to ensure every patient in need of an organ stands an equal chance of receiving one. A 2018 lawsuit that was led by Shulman and spurred the new policy included a plaintiff who lived in New York City and lacked the financial means to travel outside the area to transplant centers that historically have had much shorter wait times. —Jennifer Henderson

 

VNSNY taps Florida firm to streamline referrals, documentation


The Visiting Nurse Service of New York has contracted with health-tech firm Forcura as post-acute care providers look to streamline their administrative workflows.

Jacksonville, Fla.-based Forcura, founded in 2012, has developed a cloud-based platform for home health and hospice organizations that integrates with their electronic health records to automate and centralize tasks otherwise left to siloed processes and faxing.

That includes intake and referral management as well as physician ordering and tracking.

The goal of Forcura's platform, which is sold through an installation and monthly subscription fee, is to increase revenue for organizations and optimize their cash flow. It's also designed to make care transitions safer for patients.

For VNSNY, Forcura's platform will be integrated with the organization's EHR, known as Homecare Homebase.

"While VNSNY has leveraged other leading documentation workflow vendors over the past several years, we have been evaluating Forcura's solutions for some time," said Sal Bastardi, vice president for corporate administrative services at VNSNY, in a statement provided to Crain's. "As business drivers in the home health and hospice markets have continued to evolve, this necessitated the acceleration of our decision to subscribe to Forcura's document management services."

Craig Mandeville, co-founder and CEO of Forcura, said the company onboarded 167 net new customers in 2019.

Along with VNSNY, the company's clients include Amedisys, Brookdale and Ascension.

Referrals typically come through various channels—fax, phone and paper, Mandeville said. "But we've become the one hub all of the referral information comes into, which makes it really easy for VNSNY [and other providers] to not miss referrals."

They will be able to onboard patients at three times the speed at which they would normally, he said. On average, he added, customers see a return on investment of 200% to 300% in the first year.

Mandeville declined to provide company revenue, but said it plans to expand into other areas of post-acute care, such as skilled nursing.

"The whole vision of this company is to be the standard communication platform for post-acute health care," he said. —J.H.

 

'Shoppable' services represent 12% of health spending


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has promoted several policies that will make health care prices more transparent, with the aim of helping consumers save money.

But research from the Health Care Cost Institute shows that the services CMS defines as "shoppable" represented only 11.8% of medical spending in 2017.

CMS has required hospitals make the prices of 70 of these shoppable services available in a consumer-friendly way by 2021. Hospitals will choose an additional 230 services for which they make prices available for a total of 300 price tags.

When looking at out-of-pocket costs, the 70 services represented 15.6% of medical spending. The analysis excluded prescription drug spending from its calculation of total medical spending.

"This analysis, like those that preceded it, suggests that, while the amount of total health care spending that is shoppable is not trivial, it does limit the potential impact of consumer-focused initiatives," the authors at HCCI wrote. —J.L.

 

AT A GLANCE


WHO'S NEWS: Debra Silverman is now leader of law firm Garfunkel Wild's Health Care Group. She had been a partner and director at the firm, where she has worked for the past 32 years.

LIFE SCIENCES: NYC Health + Hospitals has filed permits with the city Department of Buildings to clear the way for the Alexandria Center for Life Sciences to build its 587,000-square foot North Tower, Real Estate Weekly reported. Alexandria leases the land on East 29th Street near the East River from H+H for its life sciences campus, where Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, Pfizer and NYU Langone rent space.

VAPING DEATHS: The state Department of Health has confirmed two more deaths in New York from vaping-associated illness: a woman in her 20s from the city and a woman in her 50s from Ontario County. To date, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement, that brings the number of vaping-related deaths in New York to four. He added that the department and its Wadworth Center Laboratory are working to get to the bottom of the situation, and that the state "will continue using every tool at our disposal until these illnesses and deaths stop."

EMPLOYER COSTS: Companies are targeting sleep as the latest area of workplace wellness that can help them lower employees' medical costs, Kaiser Health News reported. The evidence is mixed, however, on whether these programs actually reduce health spending.

SALARY DATABASE: Check out Crain's 2019 Health Pulse compensation database.


          

Sprawling winter storm to blow into Northeast over weekend   

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A swirling mess of winter weather is roaring out of the Midwest toward the Northeast, threatening to drop a blanket of snow on upstate New York, New Hampshire and Maine, to the joy of skiers, and at least 3 inches on Manhattan and Boston.

The storm will move across the Great Lakes during the day Friday, arriving in New York on Saturday, said Brian Hurley, a senior branch forecaster with the U.S. Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland. Snow will start falling about mid-day Saturday in Manhattan before changing to rain in the early evening.

“It’s just a mess over a wide area,” Hurley said by telephone. “Every winter storm has its own nature, and this one isn’t going to wow us in the end with its snowfall amounts. But just the area of snow covered at six inches or more is pretty impressive.”

After the storm passes through New York, the forecast is for a mostly sunny Sunday with a high of 36 degrees Fahrenheit (2 Celsius), according to the National Weather Service.

It will be the first time since Dec. 2 that the New York metropolitan region has gotten more than an inch of snow, and it follows a weekend in which temperatures reached into the high 60s Fahrenheit. Overall this season, only 2.7 inches of snow have fallen on Manhattan’s Central Park, or 5.7 inches less than normal.

Along with the snow, areas south of the storm’s northern track could end up with a dangerous coating of ice. That condition could range across the Ohio Valley, into the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia and Maryland and along Interstate 80 that crosses the region east to west.


          

Despite some rocky IPOs, venture funds pour record $17 billion into NY firms   

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WeWork may have imploded. Recent IPOs from New York companies like Peloton may have disappointed. The red ink at online mattress retailer Casper may have raised eyebrows as it prepares for a public offering. No matter: Venture capitalists have their checkbooks open.

Venture funds poured a record $17.2 billion into New York startups last year, up 20% from the previous year, according to the widely followed Money Tree report issued by CB Insights and PWC. Nationally, venture capital investments fell by 9% last year.

New York remained, as it has for years, as No. 2 in venture investments trailing behind Silicon Valley’s total of $47.2 billion, but also just about double the $8.8 billion taken in by Boston in the No. 3 slot.

 

The amount New York startups collected in the fourth quarter were the lowest for the year. Similarly, the fourth quarter of 2018 was the lowest for that year. And people raising money say nothing has changed. 

Connell McGill, the founder of the energy-tech startup Enertiv, told me recently that WeWork has never been mentioned as he seeks his first major round of financing. Political consultant Bradley Tusk also said that raising funds for his second venture fund last year was no more difficult than what he encountered for his first effort.

Two trends stand out from last year: The number of deals declined in a reflection of the increasing sizes of each series of fundraising and health care continues to play a more prominent role in the New York tech scene. Nuvation Bio, a biotechnology company received the largest fourth-quarter investment luring $275 million in its first round of venture financing. Zentalis Pharmaceuticals ranked fifth with a third-round financing of $85 million for the drug discovery startup.

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♥♥ BON LUNDI ET BELLE SEMAINE A SUIVRE ♥♥   

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Réunion information voyages : jeudi 23 janvier   

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Réunion pour les parents concernés par les voyages (Espagne et Italie) : jeudi 23 janvier à 18h au Domaine de Fantaisie

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Chart of the Day Occupancy rates of private industrial spaces remained flat in Q3   

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MA OVAJ BAŠ BARIŠIĆ JE ČUDO NEVIĐENO: Dalićev miljenik upisao već 13. asistenciju ove sezone   

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Citations d'Antonin Artaud / quotes   

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« La peau humaine des choses, le derme de la réalité, voilà avec quoi le cinéma joue d'abord ». Antonin Artaud (1896-1948)
“The human skin of things, the dermis of reality, here is what cinema plays with at first.” (Translated by Olivier Bruaux / All rights reserved) - A
          

AGENT(E) DE RELATIONS HUMAINES BILINGUE (PROTECTION JEUNESSE - ÉVALUATION, ORIENTATION - CISSS de la Gaspésie - Baie des Chaleurs, QC   

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Teacher Regular Sector in French - Second Language - Vanier College - Vanier, QC   

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Didactique des langues, Éducation (Didactique des langues secondes), Traduction, Études littéraires ou domaine connexe. Contact information for inquiries ONLY:
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AIDE-SERVEURS - COMMIS DEBARASSEURS - Eggsquis Vanier - Vanier, QC   

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EGGSQUIS Vanier est à la recherche de commis-débarrasseurs pour la fin de semaine et les jours fériés. Si vous êtes dynamique et aimez le travail d'équipe, vous…
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La Pastorale des santons de mon village : la sorcière   

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La Pastorale des santons de mon village : la sorcière

La sorcière du Village, tout le monde s’en défie, tout le monde s’en éloigne quand elle approche. Heureusement qu’elle ne se montre que très rarement. La plupart du temps, elle reste cloîtrée dans sa maison, à l’orée du petit bois qui s’étend au pourtour des collines. Presque un cliché pour une sorcière ! Et pourtant, c’est bien là qu’elle vit. Toute de noir vêtue, de pied en cap, elle reste assise pendant des heures sur le pas de sa porte, un balai dans une main et l’autre caressant la tête d’Asmodée, son chat. Noir, évidemment. Elle semble attendre une proie, comme le ferait une araignée à l’extrémité de sa toile. Et quand, par le hasard d’un trajet, vous passez devant elle, la sorcière vous regarde intensément, sans dire un mot. Mais ce regard, ce regard… Deux yeux de pierre qui vous fixent, pareils à des lucarnes entrouvertes sur l’Enfer. Un regard qui aimante, qui fait mal, qui semble vous appeler, vous attirer dans un piège tendu par on-ne-sait quels démons assoiffés de larmes et de douleurs…. Deux yeux qui s’ouvrent sur un gouffre vertigineux, un abîme, un précipice de tourments et de désolation, tous contenus dans cette seule créature chétive d’apparence mais dont le regard de braise trahit un feu intérieur incommensurable. Une vraie sorcière, quoi !

Certains iront vous dire que c’est la solitude depuis sa plus tendre enfance qui l’a conduite à cette extrémité. La laideur aussi. Une bien vilaine petite fille qu’aucun garçon puis qu’aucun homme n’a daigné regarder et qui, l’âge venant, s’est décidée à faire souffrir le genre humain en paiement de cet abandon social…

D’autres vous répondront que pas du tout, qu’elle a toujours été méchante depuis qu’elle sait marcher et, bien qu’entourée et aimée par une famille bienveillante, qu’elle n’a toujours eu que le Mal en tête et le Diable au corps. Le mal envers les animaux d’abord, parce que plus fragiles et moins méfiants de cœur, puis envers ses semblables ensuite. Une vraie petite peste devenue une femme à l’âme torturée puis une sorcière, finalement.

Sauf que toutes ces élucubrations ne sont que des balivernes colportées par des ignorants qui ne connaissent goutte à sa vie. Rien de tout cela n’est vrai. La vérité toute nue, comme souvent, est bien plus simple…

Petite, elle n’était pas laide, c’est même tout le contraire. Elle était plutôt jolie et suffisamment espiègle pour ne laisser personne indifférent. A l’époque déjà, certains enfants l’appelaient la sorcière, mais pas du tout pour les mêmes raisons qu’aujourd’hui. Tout simplement parce que de sa tignasse ébouriffée émergeaient quelques mèches rousses qui donnaient l’impression de flammèches dansant sur son crâne. C’était un sobriquet sans connotation péjorative mais qui, autant dans son esprit que dans celui des villageois, avait dû laisser quelques traces profondes… Les années passant, elle grandit puis s’éprit d’un solide gaillard qui travaillait au moulin. Un gentil garçon, lui aussi, avec le cœur sur la main et deux grands yeux bleus qui vous donnaient la sensation d’approcher l’océan sans jamais l’avoir vu. Ils s’aimaient d’un amour tendre et chaste et commencèrent à échafauder de doux projets d’avenir. Avec la bénédiction de tous. Le Village ne pouvait que se rassurer de posséder en son sein pareil couple en devenir, augurant déjà pour toute la communauté un futur fait de confiance et de prospérité. Il n’avait pas le sou mais sa force et son courage lui garantissaient de ne jamais manquer de rien.

Tout ne se passe hélas pas toujours comme on le voudrait… Cette ébauche de tableau idyllique fut tranchée d’un coup sec par une invitée inattendue : la guerre. Celle qui ne fait pas grand cas des beaux projets d’avenir, celle qui sait bien différencier les riches des pauvres, épargnant autant que faire se peut les premiers et se repaissant sans honte ni retenue des seconds…

C’est ainsi que la sorcière vit partir son promis pour ne plus jamais le voir revenir… Et ce n’est pas le pacte scellé entre eux par un premier et ultime baiser qui changea quelque chose. La nouvelle de sa mort lui fut annoncée avec une brutalité teintée d’indifférence et elle ne crut pas pouvoir s’en remettre. Les semaines puis les mois passèrent au cours desquels elle espérait un miracle… En vain. Et c’est alors que son regard sur le monde commença à changer. Elle se mit à en vouloir à tous ceux qui avaient envoyé ce pauvre jeune homme à la mort, à tous ceux qui n’avaient rien empêché, à tous ceux qui s’étaient empressés de l’oublier et de faire comme s’il n’avait jamais existé. Elle en voulait à la Terre entière. Il ne lui restait plus qu’à attendre que la Mort vienne la chercher mais sans une guerre pour elle, c’était plus compliqué… Il allait lui falloir souffrir, attendre, endurer la vie et le bonheur des autres. Le sien avait disparu sur un champ de bataille anonyme, loin d’ici, et avait emporté avec lui ce qui restait en elle de compassion et d’humanité. Son cœur n’était plus désormais qu’une pierre sèche et fendillée, stérile et déjà morte au monde.

Voilà comment elle est devenue celle qu’on appelle aujourd’hui la sorcière du Village. La femme qui fait peur. La vieille aux cheveux blancs, vêtue de noir, qui a pour seul compagnon Asmodée, son chat au pelage couleur de nuit. La nuit dans laquelle elle a sombré il y a plusieurs décennies et où elle n’en finit pas de se noyer…

 

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Mexico begins flying, busing migrants back to Honduras   

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CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) - Hundreds of Central American migrants who waded across a river into Mexico in hopes of eventually reaching the U.S. were sent back to their homeland or retreated across the border Tuesday after Mexican troops blocked their way.

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Grippe   

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En France métropolitaine, la semaine dernière (2020s02), le taux d’incidence des cas de syndromes grippaux vus en consultation de médecine générale a été estimé à 85 cas pour 100 000 habitants (IC 95% [74 ; 96]).

Au niveau régional, les taux d’incidence les plus élevés ont été observés en : Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (134 [69 ; 199]), Ile-de-France (102 [72 ; 132]) et Occitanie (100 [65 ; 135]).

Conclusion du groupe de travail pour la surveillance de la grippe en France métropolitaine :

- Augmentation des indicateurs de l’activité grippale en métropole

- Passage en phase épidémique en Ile-de-France et en Provence-Alpes-Côte


          

Best of the Decade #20: Margaret   

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Best of the Decade: The Return

The twenty best films of the decade were determined by polling all the major and continuing contributors to Reverse Shot in the publication's history.

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It’s something of a miracle that Margaret exists at all. Saying this is not just a matter of reckoning with the outsized ambition and accomplishment of writer-director Kenneth Lonergan’s sophomore feature, which starts with a fatal bus accident inadvertently caused by 17-year-old Lisa Cohen (Anna Paquin), before spinning out into an entropic expanse of overlapping dramas. To reckon with the film, one must acknowledge its unusually arduous post-production travails. Though shot in 2005, Margaret was subsequently mired in a litany of lawsuits, sparked by Lonergan’s inability to satisfactorily winnow his film down to the 150-minute runtime stipulated by Fox Searchlight Pictures. The years following resulted in at least three different cuts: a version edited by Dylan Tichenor at the behest of producer Gary Gilbert, whose protracted litigation against Fox Searchlight and Lonergan ended only in 2014; a 165-minute cut edited by Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker, put together as both a personal favor (Lonergan previously co-wrote 2002’s Gangs of New York) and act of artistic advocacy; and the contractual 150-minute cut, finally assembled by Lonergan himself. It is this last version that was quietly released in the fall of 2011, at which point it was drowned in the deluge of awards-season favorites—that is, until it became a critical cause célèbre, culminating in a formal petition to Fox Searchlight to make the film more readily available. In July 2012, a three-hour “extended cut”—Lonergan has been careful not to call it a “director’s cut”—was released on home video, and if its place on this poll is any indication, Margaret’s reputation has risen steadily since.

At the time, this outcome might have seemed inspirational—proof that personal art can triumph within an inhospitable cinematic landscape. But apart from exemplifying the dangers of survivorship bias, the case gestures to a number of marketplace shifts that have occurred in the intervening time—foremost the fact that Fox Searchlight Pictures is now a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, which Scorsese took aim at when he called Marvel movies “not cinema.” Without relitigating the endless arguments incited by that pronouncement, it’s enough to observe that Margaret emerged, however belatedly, into a far less risk-averse landscape than now exists at the end of the decade. Lonergan received widespread acclaim for his 2016 follow-up Manchester by the Sea, a sorrow-stricken portrait of incalculable loss and Catholic guilt—but it’s no knock to say that, in at least its formal approach, it offers a less precarious proposition than its predecessor.

Indeed, it seems somehow wrong to even describe Margaret as finished. Appropriately enough given the wending paths of its volatile teenage heroine, the film occupies a state of arrested transformation, as if on the cusp of an epiphany that never quite arrives. Fragmentation and uncertainty dominate its narrative lines, and its world gives the impression of being constantly broken down and remade before our very eyes. Consider the early diner scene between Lisa and her admirer Darren (John Gallagher Jr.) that is regrettably missing from the film’s theatrical cut. From a high-angle shot of the restaurant space, the camera slowly zooms into the booth in which Lisa haltingly yet unambiguously rejects Darren’s tender advances—though what’s crucial is that, by means of a precisely layered soundscape, we hear the banal conversations unfolding all around. The shot’s steady spatial movement might bring to mind the graceful glide across a Berlin subway car in Wim Wenders’s Wings of Desire (1987), which is accompanied by hushed voiceover that transmits the thoughts of a set of weary commuters. But unlike Wenders, Lonergan here commits to the exterior viewpoint that cinema is naturally geared towards, offering not a set of mellifluous murmurings, but a discordant din. Later, in the midst of a talk between Lisa and her mother, Joan (J. Smith-Cameron), we cut to a shot that drifts across the facade of their apartment complex, the lateral movement set to conversational snippets of various New York stories.

The function of such passages is clear—they decenter Lisa from the narrative, and prevent Margaret from becoming her personal “moral gymnasium,” a phrase Lisa unwittingly borrows from George Bernard Shaw when talking to her absent father (Kenneth Lonergan) over the phone. Paquin’s ostensible heroine is self-absorbed, inconsiderate, changeable, obnoxious, prone to bouts of self-dramatization—a solipsistic teenager in other words—and Lonergan sets up what might seem like a clear dramatic trajectory for her. But he then proceeds to destabilize it with all manner of jagged movements and discursive developments, an approach that’s naturally more pronounced in the extended cut, where for lengthy stretches the inciting incident ceases to feel like an inciting incident at all. As Lisa becomes consumed by guilt for lying about whether or not the bus driver (Mark Ruffalo) ran a red light, and attempts to become accountable for her role in the accident, the city itself—depicted in a series of symphonic interludes—seems to bear down on her, threatening to burst her privileged bubble. Most vividly, Lisa’s climactic outburst at a lawyer’s office, the on-screen endpoint of the arduous affair, leads into a Pakula-esque overhead shot of Lisa fleeing into the streets of Manhattan, her anguished burst of emotion amplified by a cue from Don Giovanni, then dispersed into a sea of anonymity.

On paper, Margaret has all the trappings of high melodrama: Joan’s relationship with businessman Ramon (Jean Reno), which ends with his fatal heart attack and funeral; Lisa’s halting relationship with Darren, her infatuation with snobbish senior Paul (Kieran Culkin), and her affair with her high school math teacher (Matt Damon); her unwanted pregnancy and subsequent abortion; and her tenuous relationship with Emily (Jeannie Berlin), the best friend of the bus accident victim (Allison Janney). But counterposing the story’s expected emotional sweep, indicated by the film’s use of opera, classical music, and Nico Muhly’s symphonic score (more judiciously deployed in the extended cut), is its fine-grained attention to conflict. As Manchester by the Sea would further prove, Lonergan possesses an uncanny ability to modulate huge swaths of emotion with acute behavioral observations and his exacting ear for the cadences and syntax of dialogue. Nigh-unparalleled in American pictures this decade is Margaret’s commitment to delineating the countless convolutions of language and communication: Joan and Ramon’s abortive discussion on the distinctions between brava, bravi, and bravo; Emily and Lisa clashing over the latter’s use of the word “strident”; a heated restaurant discussion on Palestine that ends when one participant uses the phrase “the Jewish response.”

The last example points to a peculiar fact of Margaret’s inclusion in end-of-this-decade discussions, as its post-9/11 sociopolitical context places it in the last decade (a number of Lisa’s classroom debates revolve around the Iraq War and U.S. involvement in the Middle East). Its intended release, after all, was closer to Spike Lee’s 25th Hour (2002), another anguished post-9/11 reckoning in which Paquin also plays a significant role. No political allegory, Margaret nonetheless shows Lisa colliding with forces that have thus far remained abstract to her: the workings of the police force; the intricacies of the courts, the law, and litigation; as well as the unspoken boundaries of adult life. In her attempts to right a moral wrong, she finds herself unable to assert herself in a world where everything seems to conspire to stop her from doing so. But of course it’s worse than that, for as one of Lisa’s classmates suggests during a discussion of King Lear’s “flies to wanton boys” passage, if there is a higher consciousness, how can we, limited as we are, claim to ascribe intentionality to it? (Malevolence and cruelty are, after all, a kind of comfort, for they justify paranoia; more terrifying is a fatal indifference that we cannot even begin to comprehend.) And whether one accepts the interpretation or not, the salient aspect here is the impossibility of fully conveying one’s point of view to another.

What’s at stake in Margaret, then, is no less than the fact of Lisa’s existence in the world: not just the limitations of her youth but also the essential separateness of her being. (To put it another way, Lonergan’s film is concerned with the philosophical problem of other minds.) Amidst its nearly continuous accretion of conflicts, the film articulates the ways by which we attempt to bridge this gap, if such a thing is even possible. Through language, of course, in all its ineluctable imperfection—but also through emotion, which in turn comes with the knowledge that it dulls with age, directly addressed in the film’s title, which is taken from the poem “Spring and Fall” by Gerard Manley Hopkins. (“... It is the blight man was born for, / It is Margaret you mourn for.”) We may wince at the intensity of Lisa’s impassioned outbursts, while also knowing that we may never again feel as fervently as she does—for despite what Emily says while chastising Lisa for “being very young,” the line between “caring more” and “caring more easily” is not so easily defined.

Essential to Margaret’s achievement is its uncanny transmission of experience—its acute ability to immerse the viewer into a veritable “pattern of life,” as Lonergan put it in a New Yorker interview on the film. But even more than that, it manages to convey the mysterious process of that very transmission: the underlying reason that we, as critics and viewers, return to such works, and why we engage in such fleeting, occasionally pointless-seeming grasps at consensus. After all, agreement in such things, despite the multiplicity of essentially separate, irreconcilable viewpoints involved, speaks to, at the very least, a sense of shared experience. It’s fitting, then, that Margaret ends where it does: in the grand halls of the Metropolitan Opera House, with Lisa and Joan, the film’s fractious mother-daughter pair, holding each other and weeping through a rendition of “Barcarolle” from Jacques Offenbach's Tales of Hoffmann. The notion that art might be able to vault barriers of language and emotion to become an act of communal catharsis is perhaps naïve. But the supreme delicacy and power of this sequence comes from the fact that, for as long as the film lasts, we fully believe that it can.


          

Best of the Decade: The Return   

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Best of the Decade: The Return

Best of the Decade: 2010–2019

The more things change... well, you know. In December 2009, in the introduction to our symposium of the best films of that decade, we referenced three of the major themes of the previous ten years as "the transition to video, the rapid changing of viewing methods, and the alterations in distribution." Ten years later, the first of these seems to have been fully achieved, with shot-on-film films not quite extinct but increasingly a novelty. The other two points, however, remained critical to our discussions of film between 2010 and 2019 and have, in fact, essentially collapsed into one: the way we watch is increasingly inextricable from how films are distributed. While the move away from the theatrical experience that has been augured for most of the decade has not yet fully come to pass—people still go to the movies—the kinds of films being made for the large screen and those being made for the small increasingly seem miles apart.

That said, there's a little received wisdom to this. One Irishman does not an entire story tell, and one need only look at the astonishing variety of thrilling made-for-theatrical-venue cinematic experiences that came out just in the past year, let alone the entire decade. In our last go-round, we also wrote that "Many seem to think the aughts were a subpar decade for filmmaking, but that doesn’t alter the fact that, for most of Reverse Shot’s writers, it was arguably the most important in our development as thinkers and watchers." As we consider this thought again, we can't help but realize this could easily be said once again for these last ten years, and that for many of our younger, newer RS contributors this past decade was just as formative. For those of us who just turned or are hovering around age 40, films like Mulholland Drive, In the Mood for Love, The New World, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, L'Intrus, The Son, Syndromes and a Century, Yi YI, Before Sunset, and The Royal Tenenbaums weren't just movies; they helped define our cinephilia as we entered into adulthood.

We have no doubt the same must be true for many of the films you will see on this new list, which was created by polling our major contributors from the past decade. That gets to the heart of what we do at Reverse Shot, and why we keep doing it: no matter how much things change, movie love remains; it is always regenerating, refreshing, being passed down to new lovers. We're excited to see it, and we hope to continue being a part of that conversation.

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Le virus respiratoire chinois commence à se propager   

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En Chine, prés de trois cents personnes ont été contaminées par un virus découvert il y a quelques semaines. Cette épidémie, peut-elle atteindre l'Hexagone ? Nos hôpitaux, sont-ils en mesure de soigner d'éventuels malades ?
          

EN DIRECT - Procès en destitution de Donald Trump : les débats s'ouvrent au Sénat   

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ENQUÊTE - Après deux mois d'enquête, la commission parlementaire a rassemblé des "preuves accablantes" à l'encontre de Donald Trump et les ont transmis au Sénat. Ce mardi 21 janvier, le procès en destitution du président s'est ouvert au Sénat et devrait durer entre deux et quatre semaines. Suivez les dernières infos en direct.
          

1/4 DOLLÁR 2003 D USA FÉMPÉNZ MAINE - Jelenlegi ára: 77 Ft   

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A KÉPKEN LÁTHATÓ ÁLLAPOTBAN!  
MINDEN 1 FORINTOS AUKCIÓ VASÁRNAP 22: 22-KOR ÉR VÉGET!
KÉRDEZNI MINDIG ÉRDEMES A FÉLREÉRTÉSEK ELKERÜLÉSE ÉRDEKÉBEN!
SZEMÉLYES ÁTVÉTEL A BELVÁROSBAN, ÁLTALÁBAN KEDDEN LEHETSÉGES.
1/4 DOLLÁR 2003 D USA  FÉMPÉNZ MAINE
Jelenlegi ára: 77 Ft
Az aukció vége: 2020-01-26 22:22
          

A strategy to help struggling adolescent readers   

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According to the Nation's Report Card, about two-thirds of eighth-graders are not proficient readers. What's even more alarming is the fact that the size of that cohort has remained steady for the last 25 years! This means, unless they have had intervening remedial instruction, the majority of ninth-to-12th-grade students are also non-proficient readers. And, as can be seen by the Report Card, those inadequate reading comprehension skills are producing below-grade-level performance across academic subjects.
          

PSG : Silva ou Koulibaly, Paris se creuse les méninges   

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PSG : Silva ou Koulibaly, Paris se creuse les méninges

Dans les prochaines semaines, le Paris Saint-Germain devra prendre officiellement position au sujet de...


          

PSG : RIP Les 4 Fantastiques, Leonardo porte le coup fatal !   

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PSG : RIP Les 4 Fantastiques, Leonardo porte le coup fatal !

Depuis quelques semaines, le quatuor de feu formé par Neymar, Di Maria, Icardi et Mbappé a été surnommé...


          

PSG : Jouer à Paris c'est le rêve, il se pince pour y croire   

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PSG : Jouer à Paris c'est le rêve, il se pince pour y croire

Comme face à Linas-Montlhéry il a deux semaines (6-0), c’est Sergio Rico qui gardera les cages du Paris...


          

ByC_2020-16825 - Responsable de Site H/F   

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Filière Métier : TRAVAUX
Contrat : CDI
Description du poste :
Bouygues Energies & Services recherche sur Guiche (64) un(e) Responsable de Site dans le domaine des Travaux Publics de réseaux (Réseaux Electriques Souterrains et Aériens, Electrification rurale, Eclairage Public, VRD). A l'écoute du client, vous représentez l'entreprise vis à vis de l'ensemble des acteurs de votre périmètre. Positionnant la santé/sécurité comme une priorité dans vos actions et dans l'atteinte des résultats, vous veillez à la bonne exécution des chantiers, en termes de planification, technique et qualité, dans le cadre budgétaire prévu. Vous managez une équipe de 25 collaborateurs (Conducteurs de Travaux, Chefs de Chantier, Bureau d'Etudes, Equipes terrain) pour un CA de 4 millions d'euros annuels. Homme/Femme de challenge, l'ensemble de vos actions tendra à l'optimisation de la compétitivité de l'entreprise, dans un esprit d'innovation et d'amélioration continue.

De formation Bac+2 à Bac+4/5 en filière Travaux Publics, Génie Civil - Electrotechnique, vous avez acquis une expérience significative dans le management d'un centre de profit en réseaux extérieurs. Proche de la production, vos capacités managériales et votre goût d'entreprendre ne sont plus à démontrer.
Ville : Guiche

          

ByC_2020-16823 - Assistant Conducteur de Travaux Valognes (50) H/F   

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Filière Métier : TRAVAUX
Contrat : CDI
Description du poste :
Au sein de notre activité Infrastructures de Réseaux, notre centre de travaux de Valognes (50) intervient dans le domaine de l’éclairage public et des réseaux électriques extérieurs. Nous recrutons un(e) assistant(e) Conducteur de travaux Vous suivez et réalisez de A à Z un chantier d'éclairage public en soutien du conducteur de travaux principal : Préparation du chantier, des équipes et du matériel. Visites techniques, réunion terrain, rédaction de rapports, panification des tâches à venir, etc Animation d'une équipe de collaborateurs travaux. Vous développerez vos connaissances techniques et êtes force de proposition. Vous serez garant de la sécurité et de la gestion financière de vos chantiers Votre principal interlocuteur sera le syndicat départemental d'Energies de la manche (SDEM)

Ce challenge vous intéresse ? Alors si : - Vous suivez une formation en BAC+ 2 à 5 - Vous êtes curieux(se), volontaire et extrêmement rigoureux(e), vous avez d’excellentes capacités d’organisation et aimez travailler en équipe. Rémunération attractive sur 13.3 mois + avantages
Ville : Route de Sottevast, 50700 Valognes

          

ByC_2020-16820 - TECHNICIEN DE MAINTENANCE ITINERANT H/F   

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Filière Métier : SERVICES & MAINTENANCE
Contrat : CDI
Description du poste :
Rattaché au chargé d'affaire adjoint, vous serez en charge de façon autonome de la maintenance préventive et curative d'un parc immobilier de différent clients répartis en Ile de France. Vous organisez votre planning selon les engagements et les besoins, en accord avec la vie des sites, les urgences à traiter et la venue des sous-traitants. Les interventions se font dans tous les domaines techniques de la maintenance: électricité, CVC, plomberie. Dans ce cadre, vous analysez, diagnostiquez, résolvez les incidents et établissez les rapports techniques faisant suite à vos interventions via nos outils internes. Vous assurez le reporting auprès de votre responsable, informez vos clients de vos actions, pourrez être amené à participer aux réunions de suivis avec le client. Disposant d'un stock véhicule, vous êtes garant de sa bonne gestion et de son entretien.

Idéalement dôté d'une formation initiale en électricité, vous disposez d'une expérience réussie de la maintenance tertiaire multitechnique en tant que technicien de maintenance multitechnique itinérant. Organisé, rigoureux, autonome et flexible, vous possédez un très bon sens du service et être un bon communicant.
Ville : 1 avenue Eugène Freyssinet 78280 Guyancourt

          

ByC_2020-16765 - Responsable Achats en charge des Partenariats Sous-Traitants et Fournisseurs H/F   

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Filière Métier : ACHATS
Contrat : CDI
Description du poste :
Intégré(e) au sein du Pôle Supply Chain de la Direction de la Performance Industrielle de Bouygues Bâtiment France Europe (BBFE), et en lien avec votre hiérarchie, les UO et le GIE Purchasing, votre objectif est de définir les lots et les sous-traitants pour lesquels BBFE souhaite contractualiser le long terme. Ces sous-traitants constitueront, tant au niveau local que national, un panel restreint d'acteurs (5 à 10%) avec qui BBFE partagera sa stratégie d'industrialisation et de Supply Chain. Missions Principales: Suivre les Contrats Cadres: coordonner avec les Directions Achats Intégrées (DAI) des UO/filiales l'ensemble du panel Partenariat Sous-Traitants du périmètre France et promouvoir les synergies; Pour les Partenaires Nationaux, gérer ou participer aux négociations de contractualisation; Piloter les indicateurs liés aux partenariats et à la baisse du nombre de sous-traitants dans les UO/filiales.

De profil Achats ou Travaux avec expérience achats, vous disposez de 10 ans d'expérience minimum dans le domaine de la construction. Vous êtes convaincu(e) par la démarche partenariale, porteuse de valeur ajoutée partagée. Leader, vous êtes force de proposition et aimez participer à des projets de transformation. Des déplacements ponctuels en France sont à prévoir.
Ville : 1 avenue Eugène Freyssinet 78280 Guyancourt

          

ByC_2020-16763 - Responsable Supply Chain H/F   

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Filière Métier : LOGISTIQUE/MATERIEL
Contrat : CDI
Description du poste :
Intégré(e) au sein du Pôle Supply Chain de la Direction de la Performance Industrielle de Bouygues Bâtiment France Europe (BBFE), et en lien avec votre hiérarchie, les UO et leur entité logistique respective, vos objectifs sont de proposer des process, outils et organisation logistique qui permettront de délivrer les chantiers en juste-à-temps en termes de qualité, quantité et coûts. Vous proposerez les orientations stratégiques et opérationnelles de la supply chain à moyen et long terme: pilotage des flux, prévisions des ventes et achats, planification des approvisionnements, définition des moyens de transport, stockage et manutention. Accompagné(e) d'un consultant extérieur durant les premiers mois, qui aura été désigné pour accompagner BBFE dans la définition d'un nouveau modèle de Supply Chain Management, vous aurez à cœur de le challenger afin de déployer  ensuite la feuille de route mise au point sur les chantiers ciblés, tout en suivant les différentes initiatives lancées au sein de BBFE en matière de Supply Chain Management. Missions Principales: Proposer, puis mettre en place, un schéma directeur d'organisation et de fonctionnement permettant d'optimiser les flux et les coûts logistiques; Coordonner les flux d'informations logistiques et les équipements entre les différents acteurs internes (achats, travaux, logisticiens) et externes (fournisseurs, sous-traitants, prestataires logistiques, etc.); Définir et optimiser les niveaux des stocks, la distribution et l'entreposage; Proposer en lien avec le Chief Digital Officer les outils à diffuser dans les structures; Assurer la veille technique et technologique en lien avec la Direction du Matériel; Développer et entretenir un réseau professionnel logistique, en lien avec les Directions Achats et SmartFabrik; Proposer et suivre les indicateurs de performance, mettre en œuvre des actions d'amélioration de la performance, et développer la dynamique de performance au sein de BBFE.

De formation logistique, vous disposez de 10 ans d'expérience dans le milieu industriel. Une expérience dans le domaine des approvisionnements et de l'ordonnancement est indispensable. Leader, vous êtes force de proposition et aimez participer aux projets de transformation. Vous êtes également organisé(e) et capable de vous adapter au fonctionnement des différentes UO/filiales. Des déplacements réguliers en France sont à prévoir.
Ville : 1 avenue Eugène Freyssinet 78280 Guyancourt

          

ByC_2020-16819 - Conducteur de Travaux GO / Ingénieur Travaux GO H/F   

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Filière Métier : TRAVAUX
Contrat : CDI
Description du poste :
Bouygues Bâtiment Centre Sud-Ouest est la filiale de Bouygues Construction présente dans les régions Centre- Val de Loire, Nouvelle-Aquitaine et Midi-Pyrénées. Elle déploie son activité depuis quatre principales implantations régionales : Bordeaux (siège), Orléans, Tours, Toulouse.  L’entreprise est présente dans tous les secteurs du bâtiment : logements, équipements publics, tertiaire, projets industriels, et en génie civil lié à l’environnement. Elle intervient en tant qu’entreprise générale ou comme opérateur global (conception / réalisation / exploitation-maintenance).     Notre Direction Régionale sur la région Nouvelle Aquitaine est un acteur historique reconnu pour ses savoir-faire et son engagement régional.  Elle poursuit son développement sur des projets à forte valeur ajoutée, dans les domaines du logement neuf et réhabilité, des ouvrages fonctionnels ou de la rénovation de bâtiments tertiaires existants.   Rattaché(e) à la Direction Travaux Sud-Ouest, basé(e) à Bordeaux : Vos Missions    - Lors de la préparation du chantier : mise en place des procédés d’exécution, désignation des sous-traitants, organisation du chantier  et définition du planning et du budget.  - En phase d’exécution des travaux : vous serez en charge du suivi technique et administratif des corps d’état. Vous encadrerez les équipes de l’entreprise ou de sous traitants. Vous serez l’interlocuteur des intervenants extérieurs (clients, fournisseurs, sous-traitants, maîtrise d’œuvre).  - A la fin du chantier : après préparation du dossier de SAV, vous assurerez la passation au service responsable de la gestion du SAV. Il est nécessaire  de justifier des connaissances sur le lot gros œuvre en gestion propre. Vous interviendrez sur des chantiers  localisés principalement à Bordeaux et son agglomération.

Il est nécessaire de justifier d'une formation supérieure spécialisée dans le bâtiment ou d'un titre d'ingénieur avec une expérience terrain en conduite de travaux. Vous maîtriser le gros œuvre en gestion propre. Vous savez faire preuve d'organisation, d'adaptabilité, de rigueur, d'anticipation, doté de qualités relationnelles et managériales, vous avez une bonne écoute, un sens du service.  Vous avez idéalement une première expérience (stage) en conduite de travaux.
Ville : lormont

          

ByC_2020-16818 - Chargé d'Etudes SIG FTTH H/F   

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Filière Métier : ETUDES & TECHNIQUE
Contrat : CDI
Description du poste :
Au sein de notre Direction Technique, nous recherchons des Chargés d'Etudes SIG (H/F) pour notre Bureau d'Etude et Conception. Nous vous proposons de participer au projet de mise en place des Réseaux FTTH dans le cadre du plan France très haut débit. En relation avec le responsable de plaque FTTH du bureau d'étude, les différents sous-traitants et chefs de projet terrain Axione, vos missions seront de : Dimensionner les réseaux pour répondre au besoin de desserte en tenant compte des règles d'ingénierie et du cahier des charges Client. Déterminer le parcours du réseau dans un souci d'optimisation des infrastructures Dimensionner le réseau fibre optique Maitriser les règles d'utilisation des infrastructures mobilisables (Orange, ERDF) Préparer et analyser les relevés terrains Produire les calculs de charge des supports aériens Réaliser les commandes d'accès auprès d'Orange et d'ERDF Etablir et publier les livrables nécessaires aux travaux Assurer un support technique auprès des équipes terrains Intégrer les données dans le référentiel FO en vue de l'exploitation et de la commercialisation du Réseau

De formation Bac+2 à Bac+5 dans les domaines Aménagement, SIG ou Génie Civil, vous souhaitez vous spécialiser dans la conception des travaux de réseaux télécoms. Vous êtes attiré(e) par les problématiques d'aménagement numérique et avez une première expérience en bureau d'études. Nous vous proposons une montée en compétence afin de vous former selon votre diplôme au déploiement et à l'ingénierie fibre optique. Poste basé sur Lille
Ville : Lille

          

ByC_2020-16817 - Chef de Projet Méthode FTTH H/F   

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Filière Métier : ETUDES & TECHNIQUE
Contrat : CDI
Description du poste :
Au sein de la Direction Technique, vous intégrerez l'équipe Expertise et Outils au sein du pôle Méthode. Plus particulièrement vous assurerez la chefferie de projets transverses au sein de la D2M (Direction Technique, Direction Production, Direction Déploiement et Direction Client). A ce titre, vos principales missions seront les suivantes : Documentation de l’adéquation outil/process : Lister l’ensemble des outils utilisés pour les différents process de construction du bureau d’études (construction et exploitation) Contribution à l’amélioration continue des process/procédures par la proposition d’axes de simplification/rationnalisation Pilotage de projets transverses nationaux et internationaux Participation à l’animation des réunions mensuelles avec les différents acteurs pour analyser, orienter, récolter et suivre leurs besoins outils Accompagnement du changement : être support des équipes de réalisation pour porter le changement auprès des équipes Contribuer au développement de l’identité du pôle méthode

De formation générale technique avec une orientation ingénierie de projet, vous bénéficiez d'une première expérience sur un poste similaire et souhaitez intégrer un groupe et un domaine d'activité en pleine expansion. La connaissance du processus de déploiement FTTH/RADIO (Etudes/Travaux) et/ou d’exploitation ainsi qu'une appétence pour les technologies liées aux outils sont essentielles. Poste basé sur Malakoff (92)
Ville : malakoff

          

ByC_2020-16815 - HR Administrator - 12 months FTC M/F   

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Filière Métier : RESSOURCES HUMAINES
Contrat : CDD
Description du poste :
Bouygues Energies & Services FM currently has an exciting opportunity for a Human Resources Administrator to join our team. This is a Fixed Term Contract for 1 year, the role will be based in the Westminster and the Central London region. As a HR Administrator, your day to day duties will involve: Managing the administration for all new starters, changes and leavers Drafting correspondence (e.g. contractual documents) and collating important documentation (e.g. right to work, references, qualifications etc.) Organising and carrying out inductions for new employees Managing the recruitment process i.e. drafting adverts and attending interviews Providing employees with advice on policies and procedures Maintaining and monitoring the HR administration systems both paper and computerised (Resourcelink) to ensure the HR database and other platforms are up to date and accurate Managing the administration relating to appraisals, probationary reviews, return to works within the allotted timeframes Providing reports or statistical data when necessary; to use appropriate systems to monitor and maintain records

The ideal candidate will have the following skills, experience and qualifications: Previous complex administration experience in a fast past environment is essential, HR administration experience would be preferred Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; strong English language and numeracy skills Able to prioritise workload to meet deadlines, demonstrate flexibility in approach Team player, able to maintain confidentiality Good knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word and Excel is essential; working knowledge of HR databases and/or reporting tools would be an advantage Studying for CIPD is desirable Why join us? We value the variety and innovation that our diverse workforce brings. Our pledge is a diverse and inclusive workplace that offers fair treatment at work and a culture of mutual respect and dignity between colleagues. All employees have a right to work in an environment in which the dignity of individuals is respected and which is free from harassment and bullying. We are committed to eliminating intimidation in any form. We place a strong emphasis on continual development, both professional and interpersonal. Currently over 2% of the Company’s payroll is spent on Learning and Development activities.
Ville : SE1 7EU

          

ByC_2020-16811 - Responsable Chantier Fibre Optique H/F   

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Filière Métier : TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Contrat : CDI
Description du poste :
Rejoignez Axione et participez à un nouveau challenge ! Pionnier sur le déploiement de la fibre optique et expert dans les infrastructures mobiles, Axione intervient notamment en réseaux mobile 2G/3G/4G, réseaux d’accès haut et très haut débit (XDSL, FTTx, WiMax), réseaux PMR et réseaux de collecte de fibre et hertziens. Dans le cadre de notre croissance, nous recherchons un(e) Responsable Chantier Fibre Optique. Rattaché au Conducteur(trice) de Travaux, vos missions seront polyvalentes sur les étapes suivantes : Garantir la sécurité sur les chantiers Respecter et faire respecter les process Qualité Sécurité Environnement Veiller à la satisfaction du client Manager les équipes sous votre responsabilité (environ une dizaine de techniciens), être garant du climat social sur votre périmètre. S’approprier et respecter les objectifs déterminés par le Responsable travaux (plannings, heures, budget, etc) Préparer les chantiers, participer à l’exécution du chantier Contrôler l'avancement des travaux, s'assurer du respect des règles de sécurité (port des équipements de protection...). Planifier les diverses phases du chantier et leurs délais. Accompagner le responsable travaux dans les nombreuses démarches (réalisation et application des cahiers des charges, devis, factures, contrats, plannings de travail, gestion financière...). Être l'intermédiaire entre les différents professionnels qui travaillent sur le chantier. Signaler au responsable travaux les erreurs d'exécution commises sur le chantier. Aider à la rédaction du bilan de fin de chantier

Issu(e) d’une formation technique, vous avez une expérience similaire dans le domaine des études terrain et du triage de câble en fibre optique. Vous maitrisez les règles de sécurité, savez manager des équipes et communiquer auprès d’elles. Vous êtes autonome, rigoureux(se) et avez des qualités relationnelles. Vous êtes exemplaire, notamment en matière de sécurité. Permis B requis. Déplacements à prévoir sur les différents chantiers au sein du département. Eléments de rémunération : 13ème mois + Paniers Repas + mutuelle d’entreprise + participation et intéressement + épargne d’entreprise + CE + véhicule de service Lieu : Vierzon (Cher, 18)
Ville : vierzon

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