BetConstruct lands live casino supplier licence in Malta

first_img Tags: Online Gambling The Malta Gaming Authority has approved a live casino supplier licence for Soft Construct Ltd, which trades as BetConstruct. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Companies: BetConstruct Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has approved a live casino supplier licence for Soft Construct Ltd, which trades as BetConstruct.Under the licence, the supplier may provide software for live casino games to any MGA-licenced operators.BetConstruct had previously been granted a poker licence by the MGA in October 2018 and a live casino licence from the GB Gambling Commission in March of this year.“The long-awaited accreditation granted by the Authority widens the path of our operation and the outcomes are yet to be enjoyed.” Karine Kocharyan, head of licensing and certification at BetConstruct, said.“Still, this milestone is another firm step made to strengthen our Live Casino and its game development that sees no limits in inspiration and creativity.”center_img Casino & games BetConstruct lands live casino supplier licence in Malta Regions: Europe Southern Europe Malta 29th November 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle Email Addresslast_img read more

Apopka police looking for fraudulent contractor

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear TAGSApopka Police Department Previous articleThe State of The Apopka VoiceNext articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! From the Apopka Police DepartmentApopka detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for Michael Evans Auxier (W/M, 12/15/1965) for contracting without a license. Auxier pled to unlawful contracting on June 28, 2017, and was sentenced to six months in jail plus ten years of probation. While on probation, he attempted to victimize an elderly citizen of Apopka.In December 2017, the victim was approached by Michael Evans Auxier. The two were neighbors and the victim mentioned to Auxier that he needed electrical work done throughout his house. Auxier advised the victim that he was an electrician and had a friend who owned a company called Amber Contractors.Michael Evans AuxierAuxier provided an estimate of the cost of the electrical work ($6,500.00) stating the residence sustained a power surge which caused extensive damage to the wiring. The victim sent the estimate to his insurance company, which denied it due to the amount. The victim’s insurance company had a different company give a second estimate which was estimated at $2,253.00. After consultation with the insurance company, the victim was issued the amount originally quoted from Auxier and placed the insurance money in a savings account.In January 2018, the victim met with Auxier regarding a payment for materials. The victim printed out a receipt for Auxier to sign. Auxier would not sign a receipt for the money, so the victim declined to give him payment. The victim conducted an internet search and found that for 16 years Auxier (who is not an electrician) and his fake company, Amber Contractors, have been taking money from people and not doing any work. The victim then notified the Apopka Police Department.Detectives checked into Auxier’s background and found he was on probation for contracting without a license and grand theft from a person 65 or older. His probation had several conditions, including that he is not to solicit, work for, or have a business relationship with any person 65 years or older. The victim, in this case, is 68-years-old.Apopka detectives have obtained a warrant for Michael Auxier. Auxier has fled and anyone knowing of his whereabouts can contact their local police department. Apopka detectives believe he has defrauded other victims in the Apopka area. Anyone suspecting they have been a victimized by Auxier should contact the Apopka Police Department.The Apopka Police Department is a full-service, accredited police agency with more than 150 employees including 108 sworn officers and staff. The City of Apopka is a growing area ideally located 13 miles northwest of Orlando with major roadway access to many parts of Central Florida. The hometown community has more than 50,000 residents across 33 square miles and includes a diverse mix of business development. The Apopka Police Department supports the Crimeline program to aid in investigations and to foster safe and anonymous tips that lead to criminal arrests. You can help with these local cases – if you have relevant information, please call (800) 423-TIPS, go to, or e-mail [email protected] Apopka bulletins can be found at the APD website (; click on “Crimeline”. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name herelast_img read more

House of Peace in Kaunas / Svirskis Studio

first_img Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily House of Peace in Kaunas / Svirskis Studio Architects: Svirskis Studio Area Area of this architecture project Projects Manufacturers: JUNG, RHEINZINK, KERMI, Saint-Gobain, Doleta ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  House of Peace in Kaunas / Svirskis StudioSave this projectSaveHouse of Peace in Kaunas / Svirskis Studio Products used in this ProjectSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS 990 in Les Couleurs®Engineer:Mindaugas VaidelysBuilder:Modestas KiškisClients:Benius Žostautas, Rasa ZostautieneBudget:180,000 EURCity:Šakiai, Domeikavos sen.Country:LithuaniaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Lukas MykolaitisText description provided by the architects. Inspired by the beauty and the simplicity of Lithuania’s natural and raw materials, this house exudes peace. It’s a balanced fusion between modernity and purity. The property, located in a neighborhood in Kaunas, was built all the way along the length of a 1200 m2 terrain, creating a 190 m2 longhouse with a private yard, a wide entrance, and a beautiful front garden with natural big stones and pine trees. The space between the limits of the parcel and the beginning of the construction of the house, allows daylight to brighten the structure and the sun rays to maintain a pleasant warm home.Дом, вдохновленный простотой природных и сырьевых материалов Литвы, излучает спокойствие. В нем гармонично сливаются современность и простота. Участок, по всей длине которого расположился дом площадью 190 кв. м, находится в Каунасе и занимает 1200 кв. м. Дом имеет вытянутую форму с широкой входной частью, на участке есть двор и красивый палисадник с большими камнями и соснами. Пространство между границей участка и домом позволяет проникать солнечным лучам, освещая дом снаружи и создавая уютную и теплую атмосферу внутри. Поскольку длина дома сопоставима с длиной двух соседних, при большей высоте он бы мог блокировать солнечный свет. Но благодаря относительно небольшой высоте (всего 4 метра), дом не только не мешает солнечному свету проникать в соседние дома, но и позволяет хозяевам скрыться от посторонних глаз. Дом, будто подсолнух, ловит каждый солнечный луч: на рассвете солнце освещает передний двор, на закате – задний. Большие проемы расположены так, чтобы внутрь проникало как можно больше света. Проект разрабатывался более трех лет под руководством архитекторов Миколаса Свирскиса и Лины Бакиене. По главной дизайнерской задумке при строительстве в основном использовались фиброцементные блоки, дуб, сталь, алюминий и стекло. Это дом мечты для скромной семьи с современным вкусом, которая любит природу и естественный минимализм.Save this picture!© Lukas MykolaitisSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Lukas MykolaitisSince the house is only 4 meters high, it maintains not only privacy but also respect for its surroundings, as it does not block sunlight from neighboring houses. Its length occupies the same space of two nearby houses, but its height allows it to act as a passive sunflower that does its best to benefit from the scarce sun: in the morning the sun rises up the front yard and sets on the backyard. The large openings are carefully positioned in order to take advantage of as much light as possible. The main materials used for the construction were fiber cement blocks, as the foundations of the design, as well as oak, steel, aluminum, and glass.ИнтерьерВход в дом – через панорамные окна. В глаза сразу же бросается скромность и активная гармония с окружающей средой. Избыток информации, который, словно бремя, мы несем на себе изо дня в день, растворяется в простоте пространства. И неспроста. Свирскис описал творческий процесс так: “В процессе создания объекта я стараюсь не думать о стилях, а по-максимуму придерживаться природной простоты”. Каков результат? Тишина. Спокойствие и безмятежность. Стены из светло-серого кирпича создают ощущение безопасности и стабильности, а мебель из светлого дуба делает пространство уютным и надежным. Но некоторые элементы обращают на себя особое внимание – алюминий и сталь. Их серебряный тон виднеется в кухонной вытяжке и барной стойке для завтрака, привнося в интерьер современные нотки и дополняя гармонию всего пространства. Комнаты расположились следующим образом: общие зоны – кухня, место у главного камина и гостиная – сосредоточены в центре дома, главная спальня и две гостевые спальни остались в левом конце дома, а на другом конце – гараж для двух автомобилей. Устройство этого одноэтажного дома напоминает течение реки: жильцы могут так же плавно перемещаться из одного пространства в другое. Третья комната наполняет дом семейным уютом. Разграничение пространства позволяет жильцам видеться и общаться в разных контекстах этого бетонного оазиса. Особого внимания архитекторов удостоилась крыша: расположение и дизайн каждой дымовой и вытяжной трубы были тщательно продуманы. Команда также подробно проанализировала погоду, чтобы спрогнозировать потребности семьи и обеспечить необходимый уровень комфорта для этой локации.Save this picture!© Lukas MykolaitisThe common areas such as the kitchen, the main chimney, and the living room combine in the center; while the master bedroom and the other two bedrooms are located at the left end of the house,  and, at the other end, the garage assures up to two vehicles. The arrangement on this large single floor house produces a river-like movement, allowing residents to easily travel across different scenarios. A third room gives the house the right complement to a family environment. The divisions allow a family to meet and connect through the different spaces of this concrete oasis.БезмятежностьСтроение окутано спокойствием: с наступлением сумерек позади дома образуется полотно из уникальных красок заката, которые создают ощущение светлости и беззаботности. Простая но стильная плоская палуба – место, где можно замечательно проводить время по вечерам. Ночью, благодаря мягкому но достаточному освещению крыльца из дома за счет внутренних источников света, пространство снаружи хорошо просматривается, гарантируя безопасность жильцов и сохраняя спокойствие. Раса, одна из жителей дома, выделила самое ценное, на ее взгляд, свойство дома: «Не знаю, к какому стилю принадлежит наш дом, но если есть стиль под названием Спокойствие, то точно к нему».Save this picture!© Lukas MykolaitisProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Royal College of Pathologists / Bennetts AssociatesSelected ProjectsYunoeki Oyu / Kengo Kuma and AssociatesSelected Projects Share “COPY” Lithuaniacenter_img Photographs:  Lukas Mykolaitis Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Lead Architects: Houses Area:  190 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Products translation missing: CopyHouses•Šakiai, Domeikavos sen., Lithuania 2019 Mykolas Svirskis, Lina Bakienė Save this picture!© Lukas Mykolaitis+ 15Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeSvirskis StudioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesŠakiaiDomeikavos sen.ArchDaily & Strelka AwardŠakiai, Domeikavos sen.LithuaniaPublished on March 07, 2019Cite: “House of Peace in Kaunas / Svirskis Studio” 07 Mar 2019. 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Charity Bank events to show savers the impact of their money

first_img 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 8 October 2013 | News Charity Bank events to show savers the impact of their money  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity Bank, the bank that lends solely to charities, community organisations and social enterprises using deposits from individuals, is running a number of events at which its depositors can see for themselves some of the projects that have benefited from their money.The 2013 Different Journeys events coincide with National Ethical Investment Week, which runs from 13th to 19th October.Depositors who come to one of the events will meet some of the staff of the charities as well as the people these organisations work with.The events, presented as part of Charity Bank‘s commitment to transparent banking, take place in Scotland, Wales, London, North East England, South Midlands, East Midlands and the North West.Organisations taking part include Epilepsy Action Scotland, Glasgow; City Life Church, Sunderland; Medical Detection Dogs, Milton Keynes; and Lyvennet Community Trust, Cumbria.Photo: transparent finance: glass jars with coins by Urfin on Shutterstock.comlast_img read more

National Security Council bans satellite channel Saba TV

first_imgNews December 27, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 National Security Council bans satellite channel Saba TV IranMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists February 25, 2021 Find out more Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists News News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Iran to go further IranMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en News March 18, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today deplored the banning of satellite TV station Saba TV by Iran’s Supreme National Security Council as one more example of the battle by the country’s media for freedom of expression.The Council has declared the Dubai-based station “illegal” after trying to stop its launch, announced last summer as imminent. The national constitution forbids any independent radio or TV station. Saba TV decided to delay its launch as a result of the ban.The worldwide press freedom organisation said it hoped Saba TV would be allowed some day soon to broadcast freely in Iran.The station was set up by Hojatoleslam Mehdi Karoubi, a pro-reform religious figure and ex-speaker of parliament, as the first satellite TV station founded by a former Iranian politician and aiming to provide “objective and unbiased news” about Iran to Farsi-speaking people everywhere. The station said on 26 December it would file a complaint against the Council’s secretary-general, Ali Larijani, for banning the station. The Council forbade the Iranian media to give news or publish ads about the station’s impending launch. The authorities, backed by the regime’s hardliners, have attacked Karoubi for being “anti-nationalist” and “favouring Westerners.”The Council recently banned newspapers from printing news about the crash of a C-130 Hercules military plane in Teheran on 6 December in which 84 journalists died. It has also forbidden the media to mention the country’s nuclear capacity. The Council is appointed by the country’s Supreme Guide, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and chaired by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. June 9, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today deplored the banning of satellite TV station Saba TV by Iran’s Supreme National Security Council as one more example of the battle by the country’s media for freedom of expression. The Council has declared the Dubai-based station “illegal” after trying to stop its launch. The national constitution forbids any independent radio or TV station. Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Organisation last_img read more

Hungary: Orbán allies acquire regional press monopoly

first_img HungaryEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesMedia independence Conflicts of interestEconomic pressure Receive email alerts HungaryEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesMedia independence Conflicts of interestEconomic pressure Reporters Without Borders (RSF) deplores the purchase of Hungary’s last five independent regional newspapers by oligarchs allied with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Their acquisition in the past few days is the latest attack on pluralism in a country where the government keeps extending its control over the media. News ATTILA KISBENEDEK / AFP Ten months after the independent national daily Népszabadság’s sudden closure last October, supporters of the ruling Fidesz party now control all of Hungary’s regional dailies. Orbán’s latest media “bag” was preceded by the purchase of 13 regional newspapers by an old school friend in December.“In less than a year, Fidesz has extended its sway over the entire regional press,” RSF said. “This sounds the knell for media independence in Hungary.”Orbán trioAndy Vajna, a former Hollywood producer and Orbán buddy, began acquiring the Lapcom press group, which publishes the newspapers Kisaföld and Délmagyarország, at the end of last month.The Austrian press firm Russmedia announced on 31 July that it was selling the Hungarian local newspapers Hajdú-Bihari Napló, Észak-Magyarország and Kelet-Magyarország. Their buyer is none other than Heinrich Pecina, Népszabadság’s former owner, who was blamed at the time for its closure last October. It was also Pecina who facilitated the purchase of Mediaworks, the publisher of the 13 other regional dailies, by Orbán’s former school friend, Lőrinc Mészáros, in December.The manoeuvring by the Pecina-Vajna-Mészáros trio, which has ended up with a monopoly of Hungary’s 18 regional newspapers, has taken media concentration in this European Union member country to a new, grotesque level.Media concentration in run-up to elections“These latest acquisitions by ruling party supporters are further confirmation of the government’s desire to control the media,” RSF added. “This blow to regional press independence is all the most disturbing in the run-up to parliamentary elections.”Fidesz’s control of the regional press will enhance its sway over Hungary’s 4.5 million voters when they elect a new parliament in April. Since 2010, Orbán has made no bones about his desire to extend state control over strategic sectors such as the media.Ever since Orbán’s return to power in 2010, democracy has been in retreat in Hungary, which is ranked 71st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. June 2, 2021 Find out more News Hungary’s leading independent radio station taken off the air Follow the news on Hungary August 4, 2017 – Updated on August 3, 2018 Hungary: Orbán allies acquire regional press monopolycenter_img to go further News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Organisation RSF_en Swedish Reporters Without Borders awards press freedom prize to a Hungarian news site May 4, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News February 10, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Senate Passes Holden Milestone Measure to Increase College Opportunities for High School Students

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Business News After years of legislative efforts, Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) has successfully authored landmark legislation to expand Concurrent Enrollment.The Senate today voted overwhelmingly in favor of this historic measure that will allow thousands of low income, non-traditional high school students across California to be able to attend community college in order to get a head start.“This bill will allow students who may not be college-ready to be ready by the time they graduate,” explained Assemblymember Holden. “The latest statistics from the Department of Education show that the majority of California students are not ready for college.”“In our high-tech economy, a college degree will no longer be an option; it will be a requirement for jobs of the future. Concurrent enrollment opens doors of opportunity for students who might never have thought it possible to go to college, concluded Holden.”AB 288 creates a partnership between community college districts and high schools to allow high school students to take college-level courses at their high schools or on college campuses. The measure calls for increasing the number of college classes students can take from 11 to 15 units. It also offers opportunity for technical career classes that can potentially lead to a job. And, it provides for remedial courses and college level coursework to prepare students for college life.AB 288 has strong, bi-partisan support led by joint author, Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen, of Modesto: “California is a world-wide economic leader, so we must do everything we can to ensure that our students are qualified for the jobs of our state’s ever-changing economy,” said Olsen. “By making community college courses more accessible to high schools students, we can help ignite their sense of purpose and drive that is essential in today’s fast-paced world, while improving their eligibility for a wider range of jobs early on.”AB 288 is supported by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, The California Community League, The California Chamber of Commerce, and numerous community college districts throughout California.The measure now goes back to the Assembly for concurrence on amendments.center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Government Senate Passes Holden Milestone Measure to Increase College Opportunities for High School Students Published on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 | 4:00 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

‘Backwoods’ music show today

first_imgSkip By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By The Penny Hoarder Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 20, 2009 ‘Backwoods’ music show today Sponsored Content Backwoods music is a term that causes Dan Fraley to chuckle a bit.“The dulcimer is a mountain instrument – maybe you could say ‘backwoods’ – but I’ll be playing the same old stuff I always play, Fraley said.The New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music concerts at the Stephens Gazebo in downtown Troy continue at 5:15 p.m. today and will feature “backwoods” music by Fraley who accompanies himself on the dulcimer. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like County jobless rate down Despite the U.S. dollar reaching a 14-month low this week, Pike County is experiencing economic growth. Unemployment numbers were down… read more “Don moved on and I’ve been on my own ever since, Fraley said.He plays the dulcimer with The WPA Scratch Band, the house band at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge. The band also plays at activities and events around the area.Fraley is proud to be able to play a role in keeping the old-time music alive and well in South Alabama.Everyone is invited to the New Harmonies concert today at the Gazebo. There is no admission.The New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music, a Smithsonian travel exhibit, is featured at The Cultural Arts Studio on East Walnut Street. Admission to the exhibit is free.Hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday through Nov. 11.The New Harmonies exhibit and concerts are sponsored by the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center, the Alabama Humanities Foundation and Troy University’s College of Communication and Fine Arts. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “I really like that piano piece,” said Fraley, who has been playing the dulcimer for about 35 years.“I got interested in the dulcimer just by seeing somebody else play one,” he said. “Don Dietz, who lived here in Troy, had a dulcimer and I really liked the way it sounded. My wife, Sue, picked up a dulcimer kit for me and I put it together.“Don and I were really just self-taught. I’d try to figure out songs then, I’d put the phone down by the dulcimer and play it and let him listen. Then, he’d do the same for me. That’s mainly how we learned.”Fraley and Dietz played together as Rustic Strings. Later, Fraley organized the Left-Handed Dulcimer Band. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “The dulcimer is a mountain instrument with an Appalachian sound,” Fraley said. “It’s unique in that you can play the melody and chords at the same time.”Fraley mainly plays old-time music that has a mountain edge, “songs like the Carters played,” but he also plays some of the more progressive music.His program for the New Harmonies concert will include tunes like “Old Joe Clark,” “Paco Bell Cannon,” “I’ll Fly Away” and he’ll “probably” play Floyd Cramer’s “Last Date.” Print Article The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies…last_img read more

How DNA, genealogy websites were used to find suspected ‘Golden State Killer’

first_imgSacramento Police Department(LOS ANGELES) — Authorities used genealogical websites to track down the suspected serial killer known as the “Golden States Killer,” sources told ABC News, describing it as a long, painstaking process.The “Golden State Killer” is believed to have committed 12 murders, at least 50 rapes and multiple home burglaries in the 1970s and 1980s.Investigators used DNA from one of the crime scenes and compared it to what’s available on genealogy websites to find a family tree for the suspect, sources said.Officials then worked their way down that family tree until they found Joseph James DeAngelo, a 72-year-old former police officer.Police placed DeAngelo under surveillance and later obtained his DNA from an item officers collected. It was confirmed as a match.He was taken into custody on Tuesday at his home in Citrus Heights in Sacramento County, the same county where the crime spree began in 1976. The crimes continued across the state until 1986.DeAngelo’s name never came up in the investigation until last week, Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said.“We found the needle in the haystack,” Schubert said at a news conference Wednesday.DeAngelo is set to appear in court FridayCopyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

The Yard expands into now-defunct Herald Square hotel

first_img Tags The Yard CEO Morris Levy and 8 Herald Square (Google Maps, iStock)The Yard is opening a new location out of a now-defunct Midtown hotel.The flex-office provider told The Real Deal that it has signed a management agreement with the owner of the former Courtyard by Marriott at 8 Herald Square, which is at the corner of West 35th Street and Sixth Avenue.The 76,000-square-foot building is already in the process of being converted into a flex-office space, with hotel rooms on the fourth and fifth floors turned into private offices. A partial opening is planned for Feb. 15, according to the company’s co-founder, Richard Beyda.The makeover will create about 180 private offices, and the hotel’s sky lobby on the third floor will accommodate conference rooms and co-working areas. The hotel’s gym and a rooftop bar will become part of the amenities in the future, according to the Yard.ADVERTISEMENTRead moreCourtyard by Marriott in Herald Square to close permanentlyAs flex-office space contracts, Industrious grows NYC footprintSeismic shifts in the flex-office market Full Name* Email Address* Message* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink The Courtyard hotel closed last fall, becoming one of the many casualties of the pandemic, which has decimated the city’s hospitality industry.But until about 10 years ago, the property was actually offices. Hidrock Properties, through an entity called 960 Associates, took over ownership of the building in 2009 and converted it to a hotel. The Courtyard property opened in 2013 and Hidrock sold its interest in 2015 at a valuation of $132 million, according to the company’s website.Property records show the building is still deeded to 960 Associates.The 8 Herald Square site is the Yard’s first to operate under a management contract rather than a traditional lease, Beyda said. Under the agreement, the Yard gets paid by the landlord for leasing and managing offices, akin to how a hotel management company works with a property’s owner.The Yard is now in conversation with other landlords in the city to open new locations based on management agreements, according to Beyda. It currently has 13 sites in New York, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia.The pandemic exposed the risk of running flex-offices under traditional leases, and some companies within the space are trying to switch their existing leases into management agreements.Knotel, for one, is facing mounting lawsuits filed by its landlords for unpaid rent. The startup filed for Chapter 11 protection earlier this month and is in the process of being acquired by Newmark.Beyda said the Yard isn’t abandoning its lease-based locations, and that the company’s future growth will be based on a mix of both models.“The dynamics [have] to be the same. The property has to be the right property. And economics needs to be the right economics,” he said. “If you come in with a landlord, and you both have realistic expectations, and the location works … it should work.”Contact Akiko Matsuda Co-workingCommercial Real Estateoffice marketthe yardlast_img read more