first_img WHISTLEBLOWER website WikiLeaks yesterday released a cache of classified documents that left the US government scrambling to limit the damage.The 250,000 US diplomatic cables, which have been sighted by newspapers around the world, provided candid views of foreign leaders and sensitive information on terrorism and nuclear proliferation.Reports say the documents show Saudi donors remain chief financiers of militant groups like al Qaeda and that Chinese government operatives have waged a coordinated campaign of computer sabotage targeting the United States and its allies.They also criticise UK military operations in Afghanistan and David Cameron before the general election. Yesterday the White House condemned WikiLeaks’ “reckless and dangerous action”, saying it could endanger lives and risk hurting relations with friendly countries.“When the substance of private conversations is printed on the front pages of newspapers across the world, it can deeply impact not only US foreign policy interests, but those of our allies and friends around the world,” said spokesman Robert Gibbs by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGemmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So whatsapp Share More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her Sunday 28 November 2010 9:54 pmcenter_img Tags: NULL US government scrambles to limit damage from WikiLeaks Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapplast_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Bookmaker William Hill has entered into a wide-ranging sports betting partnership with the CBS Sports division of US television network CBS. Topics: Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: US Sports bettingcenter_img Email Address William Hill strikes sports betting deal with broadcaster CBS 11th February 2020 | By contenteditor Bookmaker William Hill has entered into a wide-ranging sports betting partnership with the CBS Sports division of US television network CBS.Under the strategic agreement, William Hill will serve as the official sportsbook and wagering data provider across all CBS Sports platforms.The new partnership will begin in March with initial integrations on CBS Sports digital platforms, with a full rollout planned for the fantasy football season.CBS Sports will be able to utilise William Hill’s odds, experts and more than 140 sportsbooks to enhance its current digital offerings, with the aim of delivering deeper information and programming, and further engaging bettors and fans.The agreement will also include opportunities to feature William Hill data, odds and markets across CBS television programming.Read the full story on iGB North America.last_img read more

first_imgSave this picture!© Aaron Leitz+ 17 Share General Contractor: 2013 photographs:  Aaron LeitzPhotographs:  Aaron Leitz ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Structural Engineer: Park Passive House / NK ArchitectsSave this projectSavePark Passive House / NK Architects Park Passive House / NK Architects Donna Bergeron Design United States Architects: NK Architects Area Area of this architecture project Houses Projects Lighting Consultant: CopyAbout this officeNK ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSeattleHousesUnited StatesPublished on March 25, 2014Cite: “Park Passive House / NK Architects” 25 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamcenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs “COPY” 2013 CopyHouses•Seattle, United States Year:  ArchDaily YT Engineers “COPY” Concrete Finishing Sub:ABC ConcretePassive House Consultant:Rob HarrisonCity:SeattleCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Aaron Leitz Save this picture!© Aaron LeitzPark Passive is Seattle’s first certified Passive House and one of Washington State’s most energy efficient homes. The striking home in Seattle’s Madison Park neighborhood was designed by Marie Ljubojevic and Lauren McCunney at NK Architects and built by Seattle green builder, Sloan Ritchie of Cascade Built. According to Ritchie, the modern design of the 2,710 square foot home on a small urban infill lot, measuring just 2,000 square feet, is “as bold as the Passive House concept itself.” Save this picture!Floor Plan 1To become a certified Passive House by the Passive House Academy, Park Passive met rigorous design standards for energy use and air infiltration set by the Passivhaus Instiut. The result of this design and construction significantly decreased energy consumption for heating by an estimated 90%  theoretically a hair dryer could heat the house. In addition the occupants enjoy improved thermal comfort and superior indoor air quality.  Save this picture!© Aaron LeitzThe 4 bedroom, 3 bath Park Passive uses approximately 75-80% less overall energy compared to homes built to today’s code standards. This figure reflects all of the energy used in the home by its family of four for electronics, cooking and refrigeration, clothes washing and drying, and hot water for bathing and dishwashing.Save this picture!© Aaron LeitzPark Passive’s average indoor air temperature of 70 degrees is managed by opening and closing its Intus high performance windows and doors in summer and using the heat recovery ventilator when it’s colder.Save this picture!SectionTo overcome key site and Passive House design challenges, Park Passive emphasizes vertical living with a day lit open stairwell with punctuated views to the street; a double height vaulted kitchen space that visually connects the main living area to the upstairs kids play area; and several large skylights that usher light into the kitchen area.  In addition, a salvaged site tree was used for stair treads, wall paneling, and a live-edge bathroom counter top. Other sustainable features include heat pump hot water, zero VOC finishes, a heat recovery ventilator, high performance windows, 16-inches of insulation in the walls and 20+ inches in the lid, and wiring for solar. Luxurious aspects include a Liebherr refrigerator, induction cook top, custom cabinetry, Teregren bamboo strand flooring, and a roof deck with panoramic views of the lake and nearby mountains.Save this picture!© Aaron LeitzPark Passive demonstrates that luxury and sustainability can co-exist.Project gallerySee allShow lessStavanger Concert Hall / Ratio Arkitekter ASSelected ProjectsShigeru Ban Named Pritzker Laureate for 2014Architecture News Share Cascade Built Area:  2710 ft² Area:  2710 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: last_img read more

first_img Green flash Photographs Architects: TechnoArchitecture Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” Design Team:Rajesh, Deepak, Saswat, Niket, Kavya, Mohammed AliClients:Mrs. Divya, Mr. MohanEngineering:Sagar Darshan constructionStructural:Harshanarayana MFacade:Aaren IntproCity:BengaluruCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Shamanth PatilThis house based in south Bangalore in a 4,800 sq. Ft site is a perfect representation of Techno architecture’s ongoing interaction with the new language of tropical residential architecture. Evocative of the simple, open structures of times past, yet possessed of a modernity of spirit perfectly in keeping with contemporary life. The house conflates, rather than juxtaposes indoor mad outdoor spaces in perfect harmony.Save this picture!© Shamanth PatilSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Shamanth PatilOn entering this south facing property, thematically reminiscent of the modern version of “Angel Angkul”, which is used as much to isolate views of the property as to protect inhabitants. Once inside, the building occupies one portion of the large site area which in turn orients itself into a larger external courtyard which occupies the other half of the site. Visitors can enter directly into the landscape area, highlighting the courtyard, while the water body in the north east corner is flanked by the landscape lawn.Save this picture!© Shamanth PatilAn elongated bridge in gray stone, extends past the perimeter of the “outdoor living space” linking the water body. On the eastern side of the ground floor, living and the dining areas look directly over the garden and the water body and are designed as a single large area, while The other spaces like kitchen, bedroom etc are designed contributing tithe ordered flow of the property creating an air of space and tranquility.Save this picture!© Shamanth PatilSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Shamanth PatilThe main staircase designed part of the internal court, separates the public and semi-public spaces and leads above tp the private bedrooms and the family area which has a small bridge leading to the ‘pavilion’ on the eastern side. On the second level, the common utilities like the audio-visual room, bar and the gym are positioned so as to have privacy as well as protection from direct sunlight. Save this picture!© Shamanth PatilAll the spaces are naturally directed inwards, utilizing the central indoor court as well the external landscaped lawn to become focal points, underscoring the dramatic symbiosis between indoor and outdoor spaces. Contemporary needs and the clients strict brief of ‘no clutter home’ helped to frame the color palette of the house.Save this picture!© Shamanth PatilProject gallerySee allShow lessGreen House / Right Angle StudioSelected ProjectsThe Tennessee State Museum / EOA Architects + HGASelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Shamanth Patil+ 35Curated by Hana Abdel Share 2019 CopyAbout this officeTechnoArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBengaluruOn FacebookIndiaPublished on June 27, 2020Cite: “AIKYA House / TechnoArchitecture” 27 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream PMC: Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Uttan Interiors Photographs:  Shamanth Patil Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Plumbtech Engineers AIKYA House / TechnoArchitecture Manufacturers: Blum, Grohe, Toto, Fab India, Grey William Marble, Higold, Jaipur Rugs, Kito ceramics, Life Master, Purple Turtle, Trimble Interiors: Projects Landscape: “COPY” HVAC: Engineering and Services CopyHouses•Bengaluru, India Area:  6500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses AIKYA House / TechnoArchitectureSave this projectSaveAIKYA House / TechnoArchitecture Indialast_img read more

first_imgYemeni people attend a rally marking first anniversary of Saudi Arabia’s war of aggression against the country in the capital, Sana’a, March 26.Hundreds of thousands of people marched in Sana’a, the capital of Yemen, on March 26 to protest the U.S.-armed Saudi monarchy’s year-long war against their country.In New York City, members of the U.S. Yemeni community and supporters gathered several hundred strong outside the United Nations the same day to show solidarity with the embattled homeland. Protesters marched from there to the Saudi embassy.Yemeni activists Walid Fidama and Nabil Al Jomael addressed the rally, and Syrian poet Rana Nasrallah read a powerful poem of support for the Yemeni people.A statement by Stop the War on Yemen read: “Over 40,000 civilians, mostly women and children, have been killed by air bombing. The Saudi-led coalition’s siege and blockade of Yemen stopped food and medicine from entering the country, putting 30 million Yemenis in need and suffering from famine, especially children.”The statement said that Yemen, home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations, is “being subjected to destruction and demolition and the people of Yemen are subjected to massacres, collective punishment and genocide by the Saudis, their coalition, their ISIS and Al Qaeda.” It pointed out that the Saudi claim of Iranian intervention in Yemen is a lie and that the Saudis are trying to overthrow Yemen’s elected democratic government.The marchers called for an end to the Saudi bombing and blockade, an end to arms sales to Saudi Arabia, an end to diplomatic recognition of the Saudi puppet regime, emergency humanitarian aid to the people of Yemen and an international commission to investigate Saudi war crimesMembers of the International Action Center brought signs denouncing the U.S. role in the Saudi kingdom’s genocidal war. Speaking for the United National Antiwar Committee, Bill Dores said that the Saudi war against Yemen is as much a U.S. war as was Bush’s invasion of Iraq.“The bombs and missiles that rain down on the people of Yemen are made in the USA, the planes that fire those missiles are made in the USA, the pilots that fly them are trained in the USA and the ships that blockade Yemen’s coast are made in the USA,” said Dores. “The Saudi kingdom has no independent military capacity. The U.S. ruling class, Wall Street bankers and oil billionaires are getting rich off this war, not only from the massive U.S. arms sales to the Saudi kingdom, but from the hundreds of billions of petrodollars the Saudi royals keep in U.S. banks. That is why people in the United States must take a stand against this war.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img By Eric Pfeiffer – Dec 6, 2018 SHARE Previous articleThe Long Road to USMCA FinalizationNext articlePrecedent Set Back in 1936 for Government to Deploy Rural Broadband on the HAT Friday Morning Edition Eric Pfeiffer Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Precedent Set Back in 1936 for Government to Deploy Rural BroadbandBack in 1936, 9 out of 10 farms across the US did not have electricity. The cost was simply too high to bring electricity to rural areas. That was until President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Rural Electrification Administration and by 1945, an estimated 9 out of 10 farms were electrified. So, why are we talking about that today?This sounds awfully familiar to the broadband issues facing rural households and farms here in 2018. Wally Tyner, Professor of Ag Economics at Purdue, recently completed a study that said for every dollar spent to deploy rural broadband, $4 would go back in to the economy over a 20-year period. Tyner said that healthcare is a large part of that, as well as education for kids and adults.“In 5 years, I would predict that, for many of us, our first contact with the healthcare system will be talking to a doctor on the web and getting our vital signs transmitted electronically to that doctor and the doctor being able to make a good, informed decision about what the next step is.”The study began with Tyner and his team studying the co-op serving Tippecanoe and Montgomery Counties, Tipmont REMC.“Tipmont had planned on, and could if they get the financing, deploy in 3 years. Completely. And I think any co-op would tell you the same thing. Everybody that wants it would have service within 3 years.”Obviously, the problem is funding. Tyner has given presentations to many government officials, including Governor Eric Holcomb (who allotted $100M to rural broadband through his Next Level initiative), Senator Todd Young, and other members of Congress.“And what they’re all looking for is ways to do it. Federal government, state government, funds are limited. So, what they’re all looking for is ways to make it work. I haven’t encountered any politicians that said, ‘we shouldn’t do this.’ They did it before! They did it in 1936 for electricity and this is just as important.”Broadband would also help farmers communicate with suppliers and market outlets, boosting farm income.Tyner spoke at the 2018 Ag Policy Forum presented by the Indiana Soybean Alliance and the Indiana Corn Growers Association on November 27 in Boone County.“More Power to the Farmer” brochure, Rural Electrification Administration, United States Department of Agriculture, around 1940. Louisan E. Mamer Rural Electrification Administration Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Picture found at SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Precedent Set Back in 1936 for Government to Deploy Rural Broadband Precedent Set Back in 1936 for Government to Deploy Rural Broadbandlast_img read more

first_imgBrazil is ranked 104th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. “We firmly condemn this violation of the confidentiality of sourcesand call on the judicial authorities to suspend the decision atonce,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin Americadesk. The federal court issued its decision on 17 August but it was only on8 October that its existence was revealed by the National Associationof Magazine Publishers (ANER). April 15, 2021 Find out more Organisation The police had been trying for months to identify who within theFinancial Activities Control Council (COAF) gave Ramos the list ofBrazilian citizens with secret accounts with British bank HSBC’sSwiss operations that Ramos published in February 2015. Ramos was questioned by the federal police in July 2016 but naturallyrefused to identify his source, invoking his rights under theBrazilian law that protects the confidentiality of journalists’sources. According to Joao Quirino Florio, the person in charge ofthe police investigation, getting access to his phone records was theonly way to identify the source of the leak. Reports HSBC’s tax avoidance schemes were exposed thanks to the“SwissLeaks” investigation by the International Consortium ofInvestigative Journalists. But it was the COAF, a Brazilian economyministry offshoot responsible for combatting money laundering and thefinancing of terrorism, that compiled the list of Brazilian citizenswith HSBC accounts. BrazilAmericas Protecting sources Judicial harassmentWhistleblowersFreedom of expression Reporters Without Borders (RSF) regards a federal court decision granting the police investigators access to the phone records of Época news magazine reporter Murilo Ramos as a grave attack on freedom of information in Brazil. Print screen “The confidentiality of sources is a fundamental right forjournalists and one of the pillars of media freedom. The Brazilianauthorities must be aware that this right is guaranteed by Brazil’sconstitution and by the declaration of principles of freedom ofexpression of the Organization of American States. We therefore jointhe ANER in denouncing what it describes as ‘an extremely graveattack on the freedom to practice journalism’ in Brazil.” BrazilAmericas Protecting sources Judicial harassmentWhistleblowersFreedom of expression RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Follow the news on Brazilcenter_img April 27, 2021 Find out more News News Help by sharing this information News The Supreme Federal Tribunal, Brazil’s highest court, had tointervene twice to protect De Abreu’s rights. The investigation wasfinally closed in 2015. RSF_en Receive email alerts to go further Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil This is not the first time that the confidentiality of journalists’sources has been flouted in Brazil. Allan de Abreu, a reporterfor the Diário da Região newspaper, was investigated fornearly four years after revealing details of a federal policeinvestigation in 2011 into alleged corruption involving civilservants in Rio Preto (in São Paulo state). May 13, 2021 Find out more October 11, 2016 – Updated on November 3, 2016 Brazilian court flouts confidentiality of sources in SwissLeaks case 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policieslast_img read more

first_img WhatsApp Landgraf staffer resigns following investigation Twitter Local NewsGovernment Council to discuss top appointees WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Home Local News Government Council to discuss top appointees Previous articleEducation Foundation awards teacher grantsNext articleOdessa police investigating fatal crash in Southeast Odessa admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Church leaders condemn mayor’s disparaging comments center_img Facebook Landgraf prepares for state budget debate By admin – May 8, 2018 Facebook The Odessa City Council is scheduled to meet behind closed doors today for the first time since committing to reforms of the way they conduct such meetings in a March settlement stemming from a lawsuit filed last year by the Odessa American.Once the City Council emerges from the private meeting, they could decide to make Interim City Manager Michael Marrero’s appointment permanent. They also could vote to keep using an outside firm for legal services that today are provided by Interim City Attorney Gary Landers, who works for an Austin-based firm hired by the city.Both Marrero and Landers are scheduled to meet with the City Council in private for performance evaluations.But the closed meeting is also expected to deal with other high-profile issues, including a pending complaint against the former city attorney and the way the City Council handles complaints against top appointees.Those employees include the city manager, the city attorney, the city secretary and the two municipal judges. The review follows a scandal last year involving the previous attorney, Larry Long, which raised questions about how the City Council handles complaints about these appointees.Last year, faced with a sexual harassment complaint against Long that had been corroborated by the city, the City Council never disciplined him. Instead, Long was allowed to retire in February in part so he could receive better retirement benefits.In that case, a committee of two council members reviewed the complaint made in July 2017 and recommended no discipline to the full council, which was not provided with Human Resources findings for months. The City Council would later hire an outside attorney to handle a complaint filed by Long’s accuser with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.Landers said he wanted to give the council legal advice in private and that the meeting will comply with open meetings law.“The type of process you have, the way you go about the process, the way you describe the process all has public, financial and social ramifications,” Landers said. “So my advice to them is based upon what the law requires. It couldn’t be more based upon receiving some current legal advice.”State law requires most public business be conducted in public, but it provides some exemptions.One allows elected officials to discuss personnel matters, like the City Council plans to do with the evaluations of Marrero and Landers. Another allows the City Council to discuss real estate, which they are also scheduled to do today.Elected officials can also excuse themselves from a public meeting to receive legal advice from their attorney. Landers said that, along with the personnel exemption, justifies the planned conversation about “procedures for the performance evaluation, appointment, and process for complaints against appointees for all City Council appointees; and to consider possible action on any pending complaints against a Council appointee.”But even though council members can receive legal advice during the closed-door meeting, any debates between the elected officials about procedures should happen in public, said Bill Aleshire, an Austin attorney who specializes in open government law.“They can’t go to executive session and deliberate procedures or policies about these complaints,” Aleshire said. “That would be illegal and they can’t do it just because the attorney is sitting in the room. They can do it to a limited extent if they are getting their attorney’s advice, and that’s all.”After the legal briefing, City Council members could meet in public to discuss the procedures for handling appointees among themselves.“That discussion ought to occur in public,” Aleshire said. “In fact, it’s going to look suspicious if they don’t have any discussion about procedures in public.”Landers described the topic as “an item of much discussion and high interest, and would be any place, over the past year.”“This is the first meeting where they are having a discussion like that with their new attorney,” Landers said. “And the goal of this type of discussion or a council item is to give the council the opportunity to provide direction to their interim city attorney on how these matters will be handled during the interim period.”The pending complaint that the City Council is scheduled to discuss was filed late last year and involved another one of Long’s employees — an assistant city attorney who alleged unequal pay based on gender. The city has fought to release records about the case.“One way of looking at this is there is one more unfinished-business claim,” Landers said. “Well let’s see if we can resolve that, because it’s probably been hanging out way too long.”After the discussions about appointees, the City Council is scheduled to meet privately to consider a possible “acquisition or lease” of real estate — but no details were released Friday about the property.The OA lawsuit had alleged the City Council violated the Texas Open Meetings Act in May 2017 during a closed door meeting before a majority voted to oust the head of the Odessa Development Corporation.As part of the settlement, the city is required to keep the audio recordings of closed meetings instead of written summaries for at least two years, allowing a judge to examine the records if future lawsuits allege violations of the open meetings act. Keeping audio recordings of closed sessions goes beyond what the law currently requires.Landers said he wanted the public notice of the closed meeting today to be broad, to give the council “maximum flexibility” while letting Odessans know the topics the council would take up.“There is an appropriate needed space for confidential discussions, under specific situations,” Landers said. “But there’s a way that should be handled.” Pinterest Daylon Swearingen competes in bareback riding during the SandHills Stock Show and Rodeo at Ector County Coliseum Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Odessa, Texas. Virgin Coco MojitoFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinSummer Spaghetti SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

first_img Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Twitter Facebook Local NewsBusiness Twitter WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img WILMINGTON, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– Delaware Innovation Space, a multi-dimensional, non-profit entrepreneurial support organization and ecosystem for science-based startup companies, announced today that it has fully launched its Science Inc. accelerator program. Over the next 5 months, a cohort of 10 startups looking to grow their companies in the United States will participate in weekly programming and receive on-going expert mentoring and coaching, culminating with the Science Inc. Demo Day in June where each company will pitch to investors and partners. “The ten companies in this first cohort include a wide array of diverse science startups working to improve and enhance our everyday lives by curing or mitigating disease with new therapeutics, curbing climate change through carbon capture and renewables, and improving water quality and other industrial processes,” said Bill Provine, CEO of Delaware Innovation Space. “Each company in this first cohort has the potential for enormous business impact. I’m excited to be able to witness and help accelerate the growth of these companies with the support, wisdom, and expertise of the Delaware Innovation Space community.” Science Inc. Accelerator @ Delaware Innovation Space – Cohort #1Breatheasy, led by Dalton Signor, is developing novel smoking cessation therapeutics.Carbon Reform, led by Jo Norris and Nick Martin, is decentralizing carbon capture utilization technology for the commercial heating industry.Clean Valley Bio-filtration Technologies CIC, led by Nicholas LaValle, Damir Allen, Timothy Edmonds, and Roya Aghighi, is commercializing clean tech solutions for water and air filtration.Elyte Energy, led by Jalaal Hayes and Cherese Winstead Casson, is focused on commercializing clean power supply and providing services to off-grid communities.Extrave Bioscience, led by Joshua Selsby and Matt Hudson, is focused on the delivery of biomolecules in order to address the burden of neuromuscular diseases.GeneLancet Biosciences, led by Minghong Zhong, owns a novel lgRNA-guided gene editing platform for developing cures for chronic HBV, HIV and monogenic diseases such as Alzheimer disease.HARTLON, led by Jack Scanlon and Jeffrey Politis, specializes in a novel drug delivery technology for the treatment of coronary heart disease and peripheral artery disease.Lectrolyst, led by Greg Hutchings, is developing a novel chemical synthesis platform which uses electricity and carbon waste from renewable resources to create essential chemicals.MCET Technologies, led by Sagar Doshi, Erik Thostenson, and Dan Bryan, is developing and commercializing an innovative sensing technology enabled by advanced composite and nanostructured materials.SAS Nanotechnologies, led by Sumedh Surwade, is developing a smart microcapsule technology with self-healing properties that enable solutions in areas such as corrosion, lubricants, sensors, and agriculture. “As a new resident company at the Delaware Innovation Space, we jumped on the opportunity to apply to Science Inc.,” said Jo Norris of Carbon Reform. “We were already receiving an amazing welcome and support through their extensive leadership and mentor community, and we were eager to take advantage of another one of their high-impact programs,” Norris said. Norris’s co-founder, Nick Martin, added “we were thrilled to learn we’d been accepted as the unique technological and entrepreneurial focus of the Innovation Space is superior to any other lab space and accelerator program in the region for science-minded founders, and we’re confident Science Inc. will substantially help us to rapidly propel our company forward.” “I’m very excited about the societal and economic impact that will be derived from the output of the startups that are part of Science Inc.,” said Provine. “Science Inc. is a program that will run cohorts twice a year supporting startups who are driving science from concept to commercialization, positively impacting the lives of thousands if not millions of people around the world.” Science and technology-focused entrepreneurs can find more information about the Science Inc. accelerator program and future cohorts here. The application for our Fall 2021 Science Inc. cohort will open later this spring. Sign up here for updates about Science Inc. applications and other Delaware Innovation Space program news. Science Inc. is an accelerator program that received national recognition and was awarded $1.5 million in funding from the US Economic Development Administration’s Build to Scale Venture Challenge program and its Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship. About Delaware Innovation Space: Delaware Innovation Space is a multi-dimensional, non-profit entrepreneurial support organization and ecosystem where entrepreneurs, scientists, business leaders, community members, investors, and service providers in the advanced materials, industrial and agriculture biotechnology, chemical ingredients, renewable energy, nutrition, therapeutics, diagnostics, and healthcare fields can build business concepts together and accelerate the path to commercialization of each startup. 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first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago October 31, 2016 1,261 Views fix and flip 2016-10-31 Kendall Baer in Daily Dose, Featured, News Related Articles The fix and flip market is heating back up, with the number of flipped properties this year reaching the highest level seen since pre-crisis 2007.“Flipping activity is hot again, due to the fact that we are seeing strong price appreciation, driven by strong economic and demographic demand,” says’s Chief Economist, Jonathan Smoke. “It’s up in markets where prices are at new record highs. It’s also up in markets where there remain undervalued homes.”These properties that are both the right purchase price and give the best returns are not the easiest to unearth though. That’s why sought out to discover the markets with best opportunities for fix and flippers.To find these markets, they started by ranking the largest 100 markets by the ratio of flips to all home sales. They then defined a flip as any home—single-family, townhome, or condo—that was bought and resold within a 3 to 12 month period. The deals that ended in foreclosure or had a negative profit compared to the original purchase price where then excluded from the search and homes that were bought and sold by banks or other government entities were also filtered out. Finally, they ruled out active markets where the renovation costs eat up all the profit and chose to feature no more than two cities per state.For those in the single family investment market, staying on top of the latest trends as well as growing and maintaining relationships in the industry are key elements to remaining successful in this market sector. The Five Star Institute hosts the annual Single-Family Rental Summit as a way to offer training, tools, and strategic partnerships that will foster business opportunity, elevate professionalism, and establish best practices across the expansive SFR industry.For more information or to register for this year’s Single Family Rental Summit on November 1-3, 2016, click HERE. Previous: Fannie Mae’s Mortgage Portfolio Is Back to Contracting Next: Can SFR Investors Benefit from Millennial Renters? Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Kendall Baer is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in news editorial journalism and a minor in marketing. She is fluent in both English and Italian, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Apart from her work as a journalist, she has also managed professional associations such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Women, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Project Management Institute for Association Management Consultants in Houston, Texas. Born and raised in Texas, Baer now works as the online editor for DS News. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Kendall Baer Share Savecenter_img Home / Daily Dose / The Top 10 Home-Flipping Markets Tagged with: fix and flip Subscribe The Top 10 Home-Flipping Markets Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Postlast_img read more