And with the number 11 pick in the draft, the Philadelphia 76ers choose... Michael Carter-Williams, point guard from Syracuse! For the former Orange point guard, the Philly selection is a bit of a reunion as he reunites with BABC teammate Nerlens Noel, who was dealt to the 76ers after being drafted by the New Orleans Pelicans at pick number 6. Carter-Williams said, "I'm really excited. Me and Nerlens grew up together. We're best friends. It's like a dream come true."
Governor Andrew Cuomo promoted his tax-free business initiatives at Onondaga Community College today. His plans would benefit new, high-tech industries that are affiliated with SUNY and CUNY schools, as well as upstate private universities.
Discussion about the future use of drones in Upstate New York was flying back and forth at Thursday's Common Council Meeting. Syracuse meets the requirements to serve as an F-A-A test site for these unmanned vehicles. Centerstate C-E-O’s Deb Warner explains NUAIR’s intent.
“The FAA test sites are focused on one thing, mainly: safety. The job of these test sites is to do research and collect data for the FAA so that remotely piloted vehicles and their systems can be safely integrated into the national airspace.”
Public Health officials and others are urging Central New Yorkers to learn their HIV status so they can get treated and avoid infecting others. But it's an uphill battle...the Centers for Disease Control estimates one out of five people nationwide living with HIV is unaware of their status. John Wikiera with the CNY HIV Care Network tells us why it's not so easy to get people tested.
Onondaga County Health Commissioner Doctor Cynthia Morrow tells us why "normalizing" HIV might remove the psychological barriers to getting tested.
The future of medical care for senior citizens in Central New York took a big step in the right direction today as staff and patients gathered to officially open the area’s first geriatric emergency department at Upstate’s Community Campus. Emergency Medicine Director Jamie Ciaccio will help lead the new eight bed unit called Gem Care that will offer geriatric-specific equipment and emergency care to those 65 and older. With state of the art technology, Ciaccio says Gem Care’s staff members will work as a team to encourage quick and efficient discharges.