Lt Governor Husted, Mayor Andrew Ginther at Columbus Crew downtown new stadium groundbreaking
Ohio State Lt Governor Jon Husted and City of Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther led central Ohio leaders to the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Columbus Crew Soccer Club stadium in downtown Columbus, Ohio.
Other Speakers at the ceremony anchored by former Columbus Crew player Kyle Martino, included Crew SC Investor-Operators Dee Haslam and Pete Edwards, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber, Ohio and Franklin County Commissioner Marilyn Brown.
The groundbreaking ceremony which was also attended by Columbus Crew soccer fans and members of the public is expected to be ready for the Summer 2021 soccer season.
In a joint statement the Columbus Crew SC and Nationwide Realty Investors said they were “pleased to share that, as anticipated, all contract contingencies have been waived and the pending purchase of the land will close by the end of the month. Crew SC continues to have full access to the site, and remains on schedule for a summer 2021 opening in the new Arena District stadium.”
Climate Change Two-Thirds of North American Birds at Risk of Extinction
Audubon Great Lakes has announced two-thirds f America’s birds are threatened with extinction from climate change in a groundbreaking climate report, “Survival by Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink”.
It said however that “keeping global temperatures down will help up to 76 percent of them”.
“There is hope in this report, but first, it will break your heart if you care about birds and what they tell us about the ecosystems we share with them. It is a bird emergency,” said David Yarnold, CEO/President of Audubon.
Audubon scientists studied 604 North American bird species using 140 million bird records, including observational data from bird lovers and field biologists across the country.
In Ohio, the species that re most threatened include Red-Headed Woodpecker, Wood Thrush and Scarlet Tanager which is a beautiful songbird that could lose 91 percent of its summer range in Ohio.
“Birds are important indicator species, because if an ecosystem is broken for birds, it is or soon will be for people too,” said Michael Goldman, Conservation Manager for GIAC
“We are already seeing the impacts of climate change in Ohio. The combination of warming temperatures, changing seasonal rainfall patterns and more intense system increase risks posed to both birds and people,” said Aaron Wilson, Research Scientist at the Ohio State University’s Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center.
Councilmember Emmanuel Remy said that the “Columbus City Council is taking steps to address Climate Change through the City Climate Action Plan”.
ETSS holds Evening of Promise Oct. 12
The Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services, ETSS will hold its 2019 “Evening of Promise” on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Villa Milano, 1630 Schrock Rd, Columbus, Ohio beginning at 6:30pm.
The annual fundraising event will have live and silent auction, food, and cultural performances.
“We will celebrate the achievements of key champions in our community. All net proceeds will support ETSS programs and services that positively impact the lives of immigrants and refugees in Central Ohio,” said Executive Director Dr Seleshi Asfaw.
Tickets are $50/person or $500/table.