Commercial Real EstateDevelopmentmayoral racePoliticstaxes With at least $1.3 billion in property taxes unpaid, and commercial building valuations (and tax bills) plunging during the pandemic, the plan would be timely, Yang said.But developers and trade groups are skeptical, arguing the tax would make properties more expensive to build out.“The city’s property tax system is fundamentally broken and we agree with Andrew Yang that it needs comprehensive reform, but this idea will not help to achieve that goal,” James Whelan, president of the Real Estate Board of New York, told the Post.Martha Stark, who was finance commissioner under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, thinks Yang could be on to something but that his math is off. She estimated the plan would raise closer to $500 million.Yang’s plan is hardly novel; tax surcharges on vacant land, storefronts and homes have been proposed for years, but never enacted.[New York Post] — Suzannah CavanaughContact Suzannah Cavanaugh Full Name* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Email Address* Tags Share via Shortlink Andrew Yang (Getty, iStock)Andrew Yang sees nearly $1 billion in untapped property tax revenue sitting in New York City’s vacant lots.The contender for mayor announced a plan Thursday to hike taxes on empty commercial lots by 500 percent over five years, the New York Post reported. The idea is to kickstart development but Yang estimated the plan could rake in $900 million a year for the city.Vacant commercial land is taxed based on a valuation of less than 20 percent of what it would actually sell for, which Yang said disincentivizes development, the Post reported. By taxing properties on their sales price, he argues, the city would rake in cash and encourage owners to build.Read moreDoes Andrew Yang’s housing plan make sense? Andrew Yang leads in early poll for New York City mayor Real estate sounds off on state’s $4.3B tax hike Message*
A joint CDC and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) investigation that included a review of isolates submitted to the PulseNet National Salmonella Database in 2004 showed 28 matching human case-isolates from 19 states. Of 22 patients interviewed, 13 (59%) had had contact with rodents from pet stores. Two patients (9%) became ill through secondary exposure. Seven of the 22 patients (32%) had no known rodent contact. Four people remained under investigation and two were lost to follow-up, the CDC reports. May 6, 2005 (CIDRAP News) Fifteen cases of multidrug-resistant Salmonella infection have been traced to contact with hamsters, mice, and rats, marking the first human salmonellosis outbreak linked to pet rodents, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced yesterday. The investigation connecting human and rodent cases involving Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium began last summer, after a 4-year-old South Carolina boy and a 5-year-old Minnesota boy fell ill. One had just bought a hamster, the other a mouse. Both rodents died within a week after the sale, according to an article published in today’s issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Tracing of rodents from exposed patients led to pet distributors in Georgia, Arkansas, and Iowa, but no common link among the three main distributors was found, the article says. Systematic environmental cultures were taken only at the Georgia site, where S Typhimurium was found in rodent cages, rat bins, and mice and rat pellets. In addition, several rodent breeders/distributors said they routinely gave antimicrobials to rodents at several points in the raising and distribution process. “One pet distributor used rodent feed containing tetracycline for all rodent feedings,” the article states. The preventive use of antibiotics might have facilitated the spread of multidrug-resistant Salmonella in the “pocket pet” industry, the CDC says. “This use might have contributed to disease in colonized animals and increased shedding of Salmonella, thus facilitating increased transmission among animals and from animals to their human caretakers.” The CDC says healthcare workers should consider pet rodents a possible source of Salmonella and obtain cultures when investigating outbreaks. The agency also suggests improving hygiene in rodent cages and reducing unnecessary antimicrobial use. The patients with known primary or secondary rodent exposure came from 10 states. Symptoms included abdominal cramps, fever, vomiting, and bloody diarrhea. Six patients had been hospitalized, but none died. Both human and animal S Typhimurium isolates were uniformly resistant to ampicillin, chloramphenicol, streptomycin, sulfizoxazole, and tetracycline. The CDC recently released a fact sheet that provides tips on buying pocket pets and minimizing the risk of salmonellosis associated with them. It says that thorough handwashing after handling rodents or their cages and bedding is the most important preventive step. The agency also says young children should be kept away from rodent waste. Hamsters involved in the investigation were found to be part of a shipment of 780 hamsters received in Minnesota on Aug 1, 2004, from an Iowa pet distributor, the CDC reports. Of those hamsters, 243 were sent to 15 retail pet stores in four midwestern states. Shipments stopped on Aug 23 after many hamster deaths. By the end of August, 320 of the remaining 537 hamsters at the Minnesota distributor had died, most after bouts of diarrhea. The remaining hamsters were euthanized. CDC. Outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella Typhimurium associated with rodents purchased at retail pet storesUnited States, December 2003October 2004. MMWR 2005 May 6;54(17):429-33 [Full text] CDC fact sheet “Pocket pets pose salmonella risk”http://www.cdc.gov/media/pressrel/fs050428.htm See also:
GLENDALE — Blair High School’s football team came close to earning its first victory of the season Thursday night against Hoover thanks to a solid start and a surprising fourth quarter rally. Unfortunately for the Vikings, a string of costly third quarter turnovers negated those positives and resulted in a 38-30 nonleague loss at Glendale High. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The Vikings tacked two-point conversions onto each of the scoring plays to make it a one possession game but could not get the ball back with enough time to threaten again. Blair got back into the game by forcing turnovers, but the Vikings’ own carelessness with the ball also proved to be their undoing. A late second quarter interception of Vikings quarterback Steven Austin inside the Hoover 30 killed a drive that could have tied the game. But it quickly turned into a two-possession game when the Tornadoes kicked a field goal as time expired in the half. Trailing 24-14 at halftime, Blair fumbled at the Hoover goal line after a 60-yard drive to open the third quarter. Later in the quarter, consecutive Blair fumbles deep in its territory set up Hoover for consecutive touchdowns and a 24-point lead. Trailing 38-14 at the start of the final quarter, Blair took advantage of three fourth quarter fumbles by the Tornadoes — two of which led to touchdowns. The first TD came on a 67-yard fumble return by Ronnie Jackson with 5:14 to play. Just 3:45 later, Cedric Jolly cashed in on another Hoover turnover with a 48-yard touchdown run on the first play after the turnover.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Nutrient Stewardship Council, on behalf of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program, is seeking to contract with consultants as 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program Auditors.Launched in March 2014, the voluntary certification program is a concentrated effort by the agriculture industry to significantly reduce and prevent applied nutrients from running off fields, which has contributed to harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. The program is based on the best available science for nutrient recommendations and application, and encourages the adoption of 4R Nutrient Stewardship, which refers to using the Right Source of nutrients at the Right Rate and Right Time in the Right Place. The program requirements also include education and record-keeping components to ensure that new practices related to nutrient stewardship are adopted by program participants and shared with their grower customers.The third-party auditor will provide an evaluation of the implementation of the program’s requirements, providing feedback to program participants and the Nutrient Stewardship Council. Auditors will be required to communicate, travel to and work cooperatively with program participants; conduct onsite and/or desk audits; and create audit report packages; among other duties.For a complete list of position duties and qualifications and to download an application package for the position, visit http://4rcertified.org/2016/08/4r-nutrient-stewardship-certification-program-seeking-auditors-3/ or contact Andrew Allman, executive director of the Nutrient Stewardship Council, at 614-326-7520 ext. 4 or [email protected] will be accepted through Sept. 21.The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program is governed and guided by the Nutrient Stewardship Council, a diverse set of stakeholders from business, government, university and non-governmental sectors with a common goal of maintaining agricultural productivity while also improving the quality of Lake Erie and its contributing watersheds. The program is administered by the Ohio AgriBusiness Association. For more information, visit 4Rcertified.org, email [email protected] or call 614-326-7520.
8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatrick Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#news#NYT#web The product that used to be a personal wifi hotspot in your pocket will now become an API-enabled connectivity hub with apps. The MiFi portable multi-person wireless router that we first wrote about in December and joined a chorus of positive reviews for in June now allows outside developers to write network-leveraging applications for the battery powered device.Device manufacturer Novatel Wireless announced the availability of the Application Programming Interface today for both US and European models. (Press release at SlashGear.)The company hopes that both business and consumer users, developers both novice and advanced, will build MiFi applications as part of the new developer program.The device may not see an iPhone store’s worth of apps, but software that’s location, network and socially aware could enable some interesting small-group computing activities on the go. More traditional mobile internet solutions like one-person EVDO could quickly feel shockingly unsophisticated.On the other hand, the MiFi’s small group limitations and web-centric nature may make it a challenge for developers to really come up with a substantial number of exciting applications. None were showcased in the announcement of the API’s availability.A secure, collaborative, shared workspace with local access only by MiFi? That seems like the low hanging fruit. What else would you like to see running on a hotspot in your pocket?
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti, while speaking during the 20th foundation day of the party, warned the Centre against tinkering with Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. ”Any attempt of tinkering with Article 35A (which deals with State subject laws) is akin to setting explosives on fire. Not only the hand that will light it will get damaged but the whole body,” said the former chief minister to hundreds of the party workers assembled in Srinagar on the occasion. She said her party “will fight till death against any move to tinker with the State’s special status”. “Any such attempt will have disastrous consequences that nobody would be able to control.” Also Read What is Article 35A? Ms. Mufti said she was ready to go to jail while protecting the same. “Many of my party workers were harassed. New Delhi knew the PDP will be the only party that stands like a wall (to protect special status),” she said. Ms. Mufti criticised National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah for his remarks that the court order on Article 35A will be acceptable to them.”No tampering with the special status is acceptable to us,” she said.
zoom Dry bulk shipping company Golden Ocean Group Limited (GOGL) has taken delivery of the first two dry bulkers from the batch ordered in March this year.The vessels in question are 2013-built Q Sue and 2014-built Q Kaki, which will now be renamed Golden Sue and Golden Kaki.The batch is comprised of 16 dry bulk vessels which were agreed to be acquired in the form of an all-share transaction where the company would issue in aggregate 17.8 million consideration shares and assume debt of USD 285.2 million.Q Kaki; Image Courtesy: Quintana ShippingOf the 16 vessels to be acquired, 14 will be acquired from subsidiaries of Quintana Shipping, and two ice class Panamax vessels will be acquired from subsidiaries of Seatankers, an affiliate of Hemen Holding, the company’s largest shareholder.To that end, Golden Ocean said that it has issued 1.6 million consideration shares to Quintana Shipping and associated companies in exchange for the two vessels.Following this transaction, the company’s issued share capital is USD 5,843,649.6 divided into 116,872,992 issued shares, each with a nominal value of USD 0.05.The acquired vessels’ average age is four years in line with GOGL’s rest of the fleet. The acquisition comes at a time of very favorable prices of second-hand vessels enticing many owners to venture into fleet expansion.
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Nuit Blanche has travelled broad-ranging turf in its nearly a dozen years, from spectacle to activism and everything in between. Next year, it ranges farther than it ever has: To Scarborough, where a sizeable chunk of the annual overnight art event will touch down at dusk on Sept. 29, 2018.If Alyssa Fearon, the Scarborough segment’s newly named curator, has her way, Nuit’s move will break ground in more ways than one.“You always hear about Scarborough as a place that’s underprivileged, that’s at risk, that’s a ‘priority,’” she says. “I really think that does a disservice to what’s happening there. There’s a lot of resilience, a lot of creativity. That’s what I want to illuminate — the great things that are there already.” Nuit Blanche, Scarborough edition, will centre around its Civic Centre, which will serve as a hub in much the same way as Nathan Philips Square does for the downtown core. The two events will take place the same night.READ MORE Facebook
Scottish Premier League giants Celtic will play against German Bundesliga club RB Leipzig in the UEFA Europea LeagueScottish Premier League club Celtic needs a win tomorrow in the UEFA Europa League if it wants to have any hope of advancing to the next round.And manager Brendan Rodgers knows the importance of a victory against German Bundesliga side RB Leipzig.“I think it’s one where people will look at it as a pressure game, but not every pressure situation is a negative,” Rodgers told Sky Sports.Report: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…“I think we see the pressure moments as opportunities for you to go and show your qualities. In the first game, I think for the first half an hour we looked fine in the game but when we conceded we didn’t play well after that, both with and without the ball.”“Tomorrow night is obviously a different game at Celtic Park. Our supporters are everything for us, they really push us on and help us, and of course we know we are playing at a much better level and we know need to play at the very highest level to get a result,” he added.“The team is really confident and playing well, scoring goals, defensively strong.”“We know it’s a tough game for us but we love playing at Celtic Park and we know – if we are to progress or have any opportunity to progress into the group stages – it is a game we have to win,” he explained.