Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: DraftKings Bryson DeChambeau 3rd November 2020 | By Robert Fletcher “The gaming industry has already helped golf reach broader audiences, and I am proud to work with DraftKings on boosting fan excitement and engagement in the game,” DeChambeau said. Sponsorship Read the full story on iGB North America. The agreement will also offer DraftKings customers the chance to win personal experiences with DeChambeau, including golf lessons and rounds of golf. Regions: US The integrated brand, content, marketing and VIP-centric collaboration will see the DraftKings logo feature on DeChambeau’s golf cap when he plays. DraftKings co-founder and chief executive Jason Robins added: “Professional golf has been a key growth sport in both daily fantasy and sports betting, and our collaboration with Bryson DeChambeau is a notable new layer of mainstream brand exposure and fan experience.” DraftKings scores first golf partnership with DeChambeau Sports betting and daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has secured its first deal with a professional golfer by entering a partnership with US player Bryson DeChambeau. Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Sponsorship AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter
June 23, 2021
A pleasure boat becomes a floating restaurant for a leisurely and scenic meal on Tokyo’s Sumidagawa river. Towering in the background is the figure of the 634-metre Tokyo Skytree TAGS: Japan LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Advertising Feature Supported by Tokyo Convention & Visitors BureauSporting passion becomes cultural discovery at Rugby World Cup 2019Rugby World Cup 2019 is a golden opportunity to make or renew acquaintances with Tokyo and with Japan. Teams from the British Isles will be in action for five pool-phase matches in Tokyo and neighbouring Yokohama. UK and Irish fans prepared to accompany their teams further afield can follow their passion to other venues across the islands of Honshu, Hokkaido, and Kyushu.Japan offers a beguiling array of charms to transform a sporting excursion into a culturally eye-opening experience. Tokyo accompanies its urban bustle, for example, with a surprising scope of green sanctuaries.International Stadium Yokohama, a 72,000-seat facility, will host the semi-finals and the final at Rugby World Cup 2019A convenient stop en route to or from Tokyo Stadium is Inokashira Park, a 38-hectare oasis that includes trails, a large pond, a shrine and even a zoo. Also convenient to Tokyo Stadium is Jindaiji, an atmospheric group of wooden temple buildings in a verdant setting. Jindaiji ranks among the oldest temples in Tokyo. The passion for rugby that permeates Kamaishi springs forth in the displays at the city’s Rugby CaféAbukuma Cave, in Fukushima Prefecture, is among the scenic reasons to head north to take in a match at Kamaishi Recovery Memorial StadiumA little planning will invest a rugby excursion to Kamaishi with scenic and cultural stops along the way. Adventurers of all ages will enjoy, for example, a stroll through Abukuma Cave. That cavern stretches at least 3.1 kilometres through limestone beneath the Fukushima Prefecture city of Tamura, and about 600 metres is open to the public. Meanwhile, shopping and dining complexes that feature local products and cuisine provide a useful overview of regional culture.The time is now to start planning your Rugby World Cup 2019 itinerary. Make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to translate your rugby passion into cultural discovery. See you in Japan! A look at what Tokyo and Kamaishi have to offer at Rugby World Cup 2019 Visitors interested in the arts of Japan enjoy a luxury of options in Tokyo. Two up-front choices are the Tokyo National Museum, for an overview of Japanese art from prehistory to the 20th century, and the National Museum of Modern Art, for a survey of more recent work by Japanese artists. A newer museum that is engagingly approachable in scale but richly rewarding in content is the Sumida Hokusai Museum. It features a permanent collection of ukiyo-e woodblock prints by Katsushika Hokusai and special exhibitions of complementary works by other artists.For more information, please visit www.sportsjourney.jpDeserving of special note at Rugby World Cup 2019 are the two matches in the northern-Honshu city of Kamaishi. Neither match will feature a team from the British Isles, but the venue and its historic and scenic setting warrant a visit on their own merits.The seductive cuisine of Iwate Prefecture (shown) and other parts of northern Japan give full play to the bounty of local fields and watersKamaishi, the birthplace of modern steel-making in Japan, suffered from consolidation in that industry and then from the tsunami that followed the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. It has erected Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium as a symbol of its resurgence. Prudent design supplements permanent seating for 6,000 with temporary seating to increase the capacity for Rugby World Cup 2019 to 16,000.
June 17, 2021
ArchDaily Save this picture!© Filippo PoliProject gallerySee allShow less2071 Gazebo / za bor architectsSelected ProjectsEtihad Museum / Moriyama & TeshimaSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, ItalyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Year: Novetredici Residential Complex / Cino Zucchi Architetti CopyApartments•Milan, Italy “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/886190/novetredici-residential-complex-cino-zucchi-architetti Clipboard Novetredici Residential Complex / Cino Zucchi ArchitettiSave this projectSaveNovetredici Residential Complex / Cino Zucchi ArchitettiSave this picture!© Filippo Poli+ 20 Share Italy Architects: Cino Zucchi Architetti Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/886190/novetredici-residential-complex-cino-zucchi-architetti Clipboard 2016 Photographs: Filippo PoliSave this picture!© Filippo PoliRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Text description provided by the architects. The residential complex named “Novetredici” in via De Cristoforis, Milan represents the natural completion of the block bordered by the streets Viganò, Rosales, de Cristoforis and the street Fratelli Castiglioni, which flanks the new Unicredit skyscraper complex in the Porta Nuova development. The block acts as a hinge between the new urban transformation on its North side and the existing urban fabric on the South; the latter is formed by buildings aligned on the perimeter of the blocks, by “transitional” elements – such as the existing houses in via Viganò, which open their courtyards to the street – and by post-WWII architecture, marked by a freer disposition and greater heights. Along with the nearby complex designed by CZA and called “La Corte Verde”, which occupies the northern portion of the block, the Novetredici complex revises the master plan guidelines for the area in favor of a settling mode capable of reinforcing the existing urban structure and at the same time of generating a new environmental quality. Save this picture!SituationThe arrangement of the two complexes is marked by a strong urban character without necessarily recreating a perimeter block: the new built volumes line up on the North, East and South to the borders of the existing roads, while the West side is left open, creating a strong visual communication between the green heart and via Rosales. The building envelope defined by the master plan on via De Cristoforis – a linear high body that would have cast its long shadow on the garden and created a North side perpetually without sun – was divided by the project into two distinct parts, a lower one on the West and a higher one on the East, joined at the base by a common glazed entrance hall. The two volumes combine the efficiency and compactness of a centralized plan with a great attention to the relationship between the existing urban edges and the course of the sun, producing a soft progression between fronts characterized by solid walls and parts marked by large terraces that together constitute an “inhabited screen”.Save this picture!© Filippo PoliThe stepped profile of the building on the West side is determined by the prescribed setbacks in relation with its proximity to the historical buildings in Corso Como, while the one to the East one enhances the width of via Viganò and the long views on the historic city and the new Porta Nuova development. The broken geometry of the common atrium, marked by a thin slab resting on slender cylindrical pillars and by a glazed perimeter, creates an urban foyer expanding the narrow dimension of via De Cristoforis on the South, marked by a great transparency between the street and the rear private garden blurring with the Corte Verde garden on the North side. Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe access to the private underground car park is located within the building volume; the base of both bodies is marked by large slabs of rusticated white stone divided by metallic elements, creating a formal continuity at eye level along the existing street. Over this, the strong horizontal lines of the glass parapets is balanced by the verticality of the metallic elements and by the widows stacked up in tall vertical figures which bind together the various floors. The variety of colors and surface textures of the materials – handmade bricks in two different shades of clay-color, frosted glass, corrugated and perforated aluminum sheets enameled in a gray-turquoise metallic hue – generates a continuous variation of the urban fronts from different points of view within a strongly unified design, which keeps together the different sizes of the openings. Save this picture!© Filippo PoliThe single-pitched roofs of the two buildings has two different orientations converging towards the central garden, the real heart of the project. Together with the crowning of the buildings and the exhibited double heights of the top floors, their slanted profile reinforce the urban character of a housing complex capable of combining a sound architectural statement with the plurality of perceptual states for those who will stroll along the old and new public spaces. Although marked by different materials and architectural solutions, the Novetredici complex dialogues strongly with the Corte Verde on the North portion of the block, creating together a series of formal resonances which try to give new dignity to the theme of “inner city living”, and reinterpreting the “modern tradition” of the best Post-WWII residential architectures in Milano without any nostalgia or direct reference. Apartments Projects Photographs CopyAbout this officeCino Zucchi ArchitettiOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMilanItalyPublished on December 28, 2017Cite: “Novetredici Residential Complex / Cino Zucchi Architetti” 28 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
June 16, 2021
Howard Lake | 23 November 2007 | News 28 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: christmas Events About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Save the Children launches annual Festival of Trees event Last year’s Festival of Trees raised over £450,000 for Save the Children, bringing the total to £3 million since the event began 19 years ago. Save the Children launches its annual fundraising event, the Festival of Trees, at the Natural History Museum on 26 November in the evening.The museum will be transformed into a winter wonderland for the evening and will preview Christmas trees specially created for the occasion by leading names from the world of fashion, sport, design and business, and donated to the organisation. In previous years, trees have been donated to Save the Children by Harrods, Swarovski Crystal and Ozwald Boeteng.Marks & Spencer, Sophie Conran as well as Everton Football Club are among the designers this year. Save the Children supporters, celebrities and their children will preview a forest of designer Christmas Trees which will be auctioned on the 4th of December at the Festival of Trees Gala Dinner. The Christmas trees will be exhibited in the cafÃ© alongside the ice rink and can also be seen in the windows of Coutts & Co on The Strand from November 27th to the 30th. Advertisement
June 15, 2021
Education workers at the University of Mississippi have struck an effective blow at the anti-union laws of that “right-to-work-for-less” state. In November they formed the United Campus Workers of Mississippi and affiliated with the Communication Workers (CWA), an international union that serves as its parent organization.United Campus Workers of MississippiThis historic step, taken at UM-Oxford, established the first higher education union in Mississippi. Significantly, UCW was launched at the flagship campus of the state system. UM-Oxford is the school still called “Ole Miss” by some who cling to the past — a sexist and racist reference to a white plantation owner’s wife and her relation to enslaved workers of African descent.The union’s mission statement reads: “United Campus Workers of Mississippi unites Mississippi’s diverse workforce — including part-time and full-time staff, faculty and student laborers — to address the critical issues we all face. Our mission is to champion and defend the interests and well-being of all University labor, as well as to build and sustain social and economic justice in our workplaces and in our communities.” (UCW MS Bylaws, March 2019)In Mississippi, state statutes bar public institutions from entering into collective bargaining agreements with public employee unions. The statutes also ban strikes by public employees. UCW was created as an innovative strategy to counter such hindrances to worker organizing.The UCW is a “wall-to-wall” union. That means any one who receives a paycheck from the state of Mississippi as a worker at a state college or university is eligible to join the UCW — from groundskeepers, student workers, graduate teaching assistants to full professors.Most colleges divide workers into many categories within which workers have extremely varied job security and unequal benefits. Wall-to-wall membership is a powerful, effective tactic to build worker solidarity to counter these divisions. It’s also a very effective organizing strategy in the anti-union South.The big issuesUCW organizer Jessica Wilkerson noted that one key issue for workers is low pay. Many employees make only $16,000 to $20,000 annually, less than the cost of living for families in the surrounding community. Some university workers also report that they are not treated with respect or afforded dignity on their jobs.In a Nov. 29 interview with the Daily Mississippian, Wilkerson said: “People hear ‘union,’ and they think wages and benefits, but we have a broader mission than that. We want to build and sustain social and economic justice in our workplaces and in our communities. If you come to work and feel unsafe because of racism, sexism or homophobia, that’s a labor issue. That would be something, as a union, we would want to address.” Wilkerson is an assistant professor of history, researching Southern labor and working issues.The UM campus has been the site of many struggles against injustice. In the 1940s, when segregation was still legal, Black women who were laundry workers at UM struck to protest brutal working conditions and low pay. Though without a formal union, they won a raise and better hours, along with fans and improved ventilation in stiflingly hot laundry rooms. (Sally Palmer Thomason, “Delta Rainbow,” 2016)As UCW was forming last November, a student-led mobilization worked to remove a Confederate statue from a featured campus location. The statue has served recently and historically as a rallying point for white supremacist groups, including during the desegregation of UM by Black U.S. veteran James Meredith in 1962. The student campaign succeeded in uniting all four UM governing entities — undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff — in voting a resounding “No!” to the statue. (Workers World, March 11)UCW organizer Wilkerson commented in an email to WW that, with all the stepped-up organizing, there are “more connections across campus, allowing campus groups committed to fairness and justice to become stronger, as we build networks and communicate more effectively across campus ‘silos.’”Southern education worker organizingBeginning in West Virginia in 2017, history-making massive worker education actions began to take place in K-12 public schools — strikes, sickouts, walkouts, walk-ins and stay-aways — in states that also prohibit public employee collective bargaining.Thousands of teachers and staff who rallied behind the slogan “Red for Ed” also engaged in what were essentially strikes in Oklahoma and Arizona. The energy and tactics of these worker actions have spread beyond the South from California to Colorado and beyond.All these actions first began with educators building worker solidarity, engaging in local organizing that involved their communities and embracing different kinds of social justice issues as well — including defending the right to a public education for children of color, disabled children, rural children and LGBTQ children.Now UM education workers are taking up the challenge to build an effective wall-to- wall union in Mississippi to bring equity and justice to workers in the state’s higher education institutions.Organizer Wilkerson first became acquainted with the UCW strategy for mobilizing education workers in higher education in Southern right-to-work states when she was teaching at a community college in Tennessee. UCW-CWA was initially founded at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville as the result of a living wage campaign.CWA organizer Karly Safar provided this background to the Daily Mississippian: “Custodians that worked in the dorms, in alliance with professors and students, launched a campaign for the university to pay all employees a living wage. From there, they expanded to community colleges and most of the public higher educations in Tennessee.” (thedmonline.org, Nov. 29, 2018)UCW-CWA presently claims 1,800 members across 16 campuses in the state of Tennessee, with branches in Georgia and now Mississippi. Its work has centered on social and economic justice issues, like fighting privatization of campus services and lobbying legislatures for pay raises, expanded health insurance and pension reform. (ms.policy.org)U. of Miss. education union advancesEllie Campbell, who is public services law librarian at the university’s Grisham Law Library, updated WW on developments in UCW since it was chartered at the end of 2018. She noted a steady growth in membership to its current total of 84.UCW has also been doing outreach to bring in more members and to research the most pressing issues for education workers in Mississippi, specifically on the UM-Oxford campus. The Campaign Committee is scheduling campus lunches, which coincide with clock-out time for the facilities maintenance staff, to hear from them about work issues and problems. The UM-Oxford “local” of UCW was started mainly by faculty and white-collar workers, so current efforts are devoted to reaching groundskeepers, facilities staff, and janitorial and housekeeping staff. These workers are in jobs that are the most precarious and lowest paid, with the fewest benefits.Campbell noted that so far key issues include low wages — the biggest problem for everybody — as well as a bad leave structure, with no paid maternity leave and sick leave that must be “earned” instead of being automatic upon hiring. There are limited grievance procedures on campus. If anything goes wrong at work, the only help is hard to access and inadequate through Human Resources.All these issues, as well as the continuing input from campus workers, are being considered as the UCW plans its first campaign.Campbell said of her own USW membership: “I’m originally from Anniston, Ala., and that’s not exactly union country; it started as a company town [for an iron works]. I’ve never been part of a union before. It’s really exciting to work together with people across campus to make this place better for everyone. There are a lot of problems here, but there are a lot of people who want to change that. It’s heartening to see the support [for UCW] as people find out about the union, come out to meetings and workshops, and join.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
June 13, 2021
Gov. Abbott announces new limits to ballot drop-off sites Previous articleNFL’s first female referee: “Do what you love”Next articleNew traffic light on Berry Street hopes to increase pedestrian protection Zaed Yousuf RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin ReddIt printPolice investigating backyard shooting in Fresno, CAA gunman walked up to a house Sunday night in Fresno, CA and began shooting, killing four and wounding six others, according to CNN. Around 40 people were at the house, including children, when the gunman began shooting at the crowd, police said. “Somebody came up on foot, possibly at least one suspect and began firing,” Fresno Deputy Police Chief Michael Reid said. “They fired into the backyard where most of the people were in this party, striking 10 people.”Police are still searching for the suspect and any surveillance footage that could aid the investigation. Several protesters arrested in Hong Kong at the Polytechnic University Tensions continued to increase in Hong Kong over the weekend as police and protestors clashed on a university campus that has become a battleground. Police had surrounded Polytechnic University and protestors who attempted to leave the campus were met with tear gas and rubber bullets, according to BBC.116 people have been injured and taken to a hospital after the clash at Polytechnic, according to the Hong Kong Hospital Authority. Several hundred more are thought to be still trapped on the campus, unable to leave and running low on supplies. Zaed Yousufhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/zaed-yousuf/ Zaed is a senior Business Information Systems and Journalism double major from Madison, Mississippi and is currently the executive editor of Politifrog. Outside the classroom he enjoys spending time with friends, arguing about college football, and attending every TCU sporting event possible. Zaed Yousuf Twitter Patterson apologizes for repeating racial slur ReddIt Facebook Zaed Yousufhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/zaed-yousuf/ Live results: Super Tuesday Twitter Linkedin + posts Local council elections, which were scheduled for Sunday, are at risk of being delayed due to the protests, Honk Kong’s secretary for constitutional affairs said. Pelosi invites President Trump to testify in impeachment hearingsHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) denied Republican claims that President Trump has not had the opportunity for due process in the impeachment inquiry, according to CBS. “The president could come right before the committee and talk, speak all the truth that he wants if he wants,” Pelosi said in an interview with “Face the Nation” that aired Sunday.“He has every opportunity to present his case,” she said. President Trump responded to Pelosi on Twitter, saying he will strongly consider the idea. ….that I testify about the phony Impeachment Witch Hunt. She also said I could do it in writing. Even though I did nothing wrong, and don’t like giving credibility to this No Due Process Hoax, I like the idea & will, in order to get Congress focused again, strongly consider it!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2019Ford looks to take on Tesla with unveiling of new Mustang Mach-E Ford debuted a brand new, all-electric Mustang SUV Sunday night, according to NBCThe Mustang Mach-E is an all-electric vehicle that promises solid performance, range and a reasonable starting price to compete with Tesla. Texas voting registration deadline approaching Welcome TCU Class of 2025 TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Police launch tear gas at protesters in Hong Kong,Courtesy of the Associated Press Zaed Yousufhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/zaed-yousuf/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Zaed Yousufhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/zaed-yousuf/
May 31, 2021
Law Legal League Servicers 2019-05-02 Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Five Star Institute will host various default servicing industry experts at the 2019 Legal League 100 Spring Servicer Summit, to be held May 6-7 at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, Texas. The Spring Servicer Summit will bring together representation from mortgage servicers, financial services law firms, and federal government agencies to discuss best practices and policies impacting professional legal services supporting the mortgage industry.The Spring Summit will begin with an opening address from Legal League 100 Chairman Roy Diaz, after which the day’s educational sessions will begin. Topics to be discussed include:Critical Developments in Default LitigationDive into the latest litigation developments, including the most recent FDCPA litigation, impacting the default industry over the last year. The industry’s top financial services attorneys and executives will explore the implications of these cases.Unrecorded Loan Modifications and Title Issues in Default ServicingThis panel will discuss the implications of unrecorded loan modifications and various title issues that impact bankruptcy, foreclosure, and REO.Building Better Partnerships: Collaborating to Improve CommunicationCommunicating across multiple departments within a servicing organization, escalation of non-routine issues, and inconsistent practices among servicers can prove to be both challenging and cumbersome. Panelists will discuss strategies for more efficient and effective communication.Navigating the Non-Standard DefaultThis panel will explore complications arising from defaults involving reverse mortgages, balloon mortgages, breach of contract, and various non-monetary defaults.The State of the IndustryA panel of respected thought leaders representing the mortgage servicing community gather to discuss the current state of the industry.The Afternoon Keynote Address will be delivered by John Abel, Senior Deputy Attorney General, Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, and the day is set to conclude with a reception at 3 p.m.Participants and speakers at this year’s Legal League 100 Spring Servicer Summit include representatives from organizations including Carrington Mortgage Services, Citibank, Fannie Mae, Gateway Mortgage Group, JPMorgan Chase, Ocwen Financial Corporation, RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation, and more.The Legal League 100, created in collaboration with the Five Star Institute, is a membership group for default servicing law firms and select service providers. The Legal League 100 acts as an advocate on behalf of its members to affect change in the industry from Wall Street to Washington, D.C.To learn more about the Legal League 100, please visit LegalLeague100.com. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribe Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Law Firms and Mortgage Servicers to Meet at Spring Summit Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Law Legal League Servicers Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News, REO, Secondary Market May 2, 2019 2,027 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Wolters Kluwer Launches Portfolio Management Solution Next: Obligations Fulfilled for Goldman Sachs’ Mortgage-Backed Securities Settlements The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Law Firms and Mortgage Servicers to Meet at Spring Summit
May 18, 2021
uschools/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — A woman arrested in connection with the attack on the U.S. Capitol has asked a federal judge if she could still go on a prepaid trip to Mexico this month.Jenny Cudd, a flower shop owner in Midland, Texas, faces two misdemeanor charges — entering a restricted building and violent or disorderly conduct — after allegedly posting a social media video in which she boasted about participating in last month’s Capitol riot, according to the FBI affidavit.She was released on a personal recognizance bond on Jan. 21, under conditions that require any travel outside the continental United States be approved by the court.On Monday, her lawyer requested just that. As stated in the filed motion, before her alleged participation in the siege on the Capitol, Cudd had “planned and prepaid for a weekend retreat with her employees” in the Riviera Maya from Feb. 18 to 21.“This is a work-related bonding retreat for employees and their spouses,” her lawyer, Farheena Siddiqui, wrote.In support of the request, Siddiqui noted that Cudd has no criminal history, is a U.S. citizen, has remained in “constant contact” with her attorney and, as ordered, is in contact with pretrial probation services.According to the motion, Cudd’s pretrial services officer has no objection to the travel request, and the prosecutor advised that the government “takes no position” on it.Cudd’s next court appearance is scheduled virtually for Thursday.As part of the terms of her pretrial release, Cudd is also ordered to “stay away” from Washington, D.C., except for matters pertaining to her case, and must notify the Pretrial Services Agency of any travel outside of her home state of Texas. She was also ordered to surrender any passport to the agency and to not obtain a passport or any other international travel document.ABC News has reached out to her lawyer for comment.Cudd, who unsuccessfully ran for mayor of Midland in 2019, is an “established member of her community,” the motion stated.Authorities identified her in a photo posing inside the Capitol building on Jan. 6. She also made statements in a since-removed Facebook live stream “indicating her admission of entering the U.S. Capitol,” the FBI affidavit stated, including allegedly being a part of the crowd that stormed the Capitol and broke into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office.According to the affidavit, Cudd said in the video, “We did break down Nancy Pelosi’s office door, and somebody stole her gavel and took a picture sitting in the chair flipping off the camera.”“I am proud of my actions, I f—– charged the Capitol today with patriots today. Hell yes, I am proud of my actions,” Cudd allegedly said.According to the affidavit, Cudd went to the Capitol after attending former President Donald Trump’s Jan. 6 “Save America Rally,” held near the White House as Congress gathered to certify the election of President Joe Biden.The affidavit also referenced a Jan. 8 interview Cudd gave to a local news station, during which she reportedly said, “We the patriots did storm the U.S. Capitol … Yes, I would absolutely do it again.”As of Jan. 26, the Department of Justice has identified 400 suspects and charged 135 in connection with the attack on the Capitol.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
May 9, 2021
The lakes of Signy Island (60° 43′S, 45° 38′W), South Orkney Islands, Antarctica, provide a unique laboratory for the study of many processes including natural eutrophication. Current relationships between the lakes have been examined by principal components analysis of environmental data from a long‐term monitoring programme. The results from the analysis have been combined with some biological data to provide a classification scheme for the lakes. The study has produced a valuable baseline for use in future research.
May 9, 2021
An airborne radio-echo sounding campaign carried out in the upper reaches of Bailey Ice Stream and Slessor Glacier, in Coats Land, East Antarctica, has revealed that tributaries of enhanced flow lie within well-defined basal troughs and are separated from each other by bed highs. These new data indicate significant differences in ice thickness compared with those estimated in the Bedmap database. A numerical modeling study has revealed that driving stresses are high enough to account for flow by ice deformation alone in intertributary areas. Most flow in the enhanced flow tributaries of Slessor Glacier may also be explained by ice deformation alone. However, although ice deformation is also significant in the Bailey Ice Stream tributary, a large amount of basal motion is also required to fully explain flow velocities here. It is proposed that the trough in which Bailey tributary lies is sufficiently deep that marine sediments may have accumulated here in preglacial times. Along with water produced by geothermal heating, frictional heating, and through a reduction in the pressure melting point, basal motion may therefore be facilitated by the presence of a deformable, saturated till layer at the bed.