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New York City Marathon Signs Tata Consultancy as Title Sponsor

is one of the nations most vocal opponents of coal, but he thinks natural gas is just as bad. Speaking to a crowded auditorium today at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Kennedy says its a false choice to weigh economic concerns against environmental protection. Although his […] May 24, 2013 New York Governor Says Hell Make Fracking Decision Before 2014 Election The Syracuse Post-Standard reports New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he will make a decision on whether to lift the states moratorium on fracking before the 2014 election. Its not clear how much that statement means, though, since the debate in New York has gone on for nearly five years. In 2011, the head of […] March 18, 2013 Celebrity Anti-Fracking Group May Be in Trouble for Failing to Register as Lobbyists An influential group of celebrity anti-fracking advocates, known as Artists Against Fracking, may be running afoul of New York State law, according to the AP: Artists Against Fracking opposes hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and boasts members including Yoko Ono and actors Mark Ruffalo and Susan Sarandon. The group says forcing water and chemicals deep into […] March 4, 2013 New Yorks Fracking Decision May Hinge on Results of Geisinger Health Study New Yorks decision on whether or not to allow hydrofracking may hinge on the results of a new health study by the Danville-based Geisinger Health System. The Associated Press reports New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, put off making a decision last month, partly on the advice of his former brother-in-law and environmental advocate […] December 3, 2012 Marylands Marcellus Shale Commission Begins To Set Fracking Guidelines While New York hit another snag in its attempt to draft hydraulic fracturing regulations, the panel tasked with creating Marylands fracking policy is moving forward. The Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative Advisory Commission held an initial vote last week. The Cumberland Times-News reports the panel decided: A minimum amount should be established for a […] November 21, 2012 New York Fracking Review Will Creep Into 2013 Another deadline, another delay, as New York State continues and continues to mull draft regulations allowing hydraulic fracturing within its borders. The Empire State implemented an effective moratorium on natural gas drilling during the Paterson Administration. As long as the state Department of Environmental Conservation delays issuing its guidelines, the moratorium continues.

“Even beyond the informational content of surcharges, sellers’ inability to effectively inform consumers of the true costs of credit has the effect of artificially subsidizing credit at the expense of cash, increasing overall credit-card usage and consumer debt,” he added. Five retailers including a hair salon, an ice cream store and a martial arts studio had challenged the constitutionality of the law, which was enacted after the U.S. Congress in 1984 allowed a federal law prohibiting surcharges to lapse. The decision could call into question the status of similar laws in nine U.S. states. Those states include the four most populous – California, Florida, New York and Texas – as well as Colorado, Kansas, Massachusetts and Oklahoma. “This is a big victory, not just for consumers and merchants in New York but across the country,” Deepak Gupta, a partner at Gupta Beck in Washington, D.C. representing the plaintiffs, said in an interview. “The card industry wants to perpetuate the myth that using a credit card is free, or priceless. But the cost is baked into the price of all the goods and services we buy.” IMPACT ON OTHER LAWS Authorities including New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes argued that the state law protected shoppers by enabling them to rely on advertised prices, rather than be surprised at checkout with surcharges. “We are reviewing the decision and considering our next step,” Melissa Grace, a spokeswoman for Schneiderman, said. The offices of Vance and Hynes had no immediate comment. “Rakoff is well-known and works in one of the most powerful district courts in the country,” said Clay Calvert, a University of Florida professor and First Amendment specialist. “His reasoning could be very influential on judges in other courts considering similar laws elsewhere.” The judge issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the law while the case before him is pending. He also let the plaintiffs pursue claims that federal antitrust law preempted the New York law.

U.S. judge blocks New York credit card surcharge law

4, the day after this years NYC Marathon that is expected to draw about 48,000 runners. Were babes in the woods in terms of where we are with technology, Wittenberg said. There are a lot of areas we lead with New York Road Runners. I dont think its technology right now. TCS, a Mumbai-based part of Tata Sons Ltd., India s largest industrial conglomerate, has about 277,000 consultants in 44 countries, generating revenue of $11.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, according to the statement. Other Marathons TCS has been the title sponsor of the Amsterdam Marathon and had smaller sponsorship deals with the races in New York, Boston , Chicago and Berlin, as well as running events in India. About 50 percent of TCSs business is U.S. based, according to Natarajan Chandrasekaran, chief executive officer. Wellness, fitness, education; these are the types of initiatives we actively promote in the communities, Chandrasekaran said in a telephone interview. It helps us to bring the talent that we have to leverage in the work we do in communities, and it helps us to energize our workforce. Last years NYC Marathon was amid criticism over initial plans to hold the race days after Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the city. We have since last November focused on being here with all of our full energy and resources for our community in New York, Wittenberg said. International Logo Still, the new NYC Marathon logo has a global focus, with blue, yellow, red and green roads leading into the Statue of Liberty, an image that most represents New York City as welcoming the world, Wittenberg said. The New York race has a large international contingent, with last years 47,000 entries including 20,000 from outside the U.S.