More than half, or 53%, of respondents in the third edition of the National Multifamily Housing Council COVID 19 Construction Survey report they experienced permitting and start delays, with 85% of those seeing permitting specific delays directly due to COVID 19.
NASA says the ISS may be able to be spotted across Hawaii skies this week.Weather permitting, the ISS in the sky will look like a bright star or airplane without the flashing lights moving across the sky.
CHICAGO (AP) Bloomington, Illinois officials say the owner of an exotic cat that escaped and scratched two people before being killed by police is facing a fine.City attorney Jeff Jurgens said Tuesday the owner of the caracal cat is facing a $1,000 fine for not registering her animal and a $100 fine for permitting the cat to run at large.
This record penalty should be a reminder to all online services and websites that target children: We take enforcement of COPPA very seriously, and we will not tolerate companies that flagrantly ignore the law, FTC chair Joe Simons said in a statement. The FTC s complaint alleges that Musical.ly violated COPPA by failing to require parental consent for users under 13, neglecting to notify parents about how the app collected personal information on underage users, and not permitting parents to request to have their children s data deleted.
Microsoft pledged its ample balance sheet to influence affordable homebuilding in the Seattle area. But as part of its $500 million pledge, it also asked regional cities to ease constraints on housing development and that request is running into the messy politics of local zoning.With former Washington governor Christine Gregoire handling the lobbying, mayors from nine suburban King County cities including Auburn, Bellevue and Kirkland were asked to sign on to a letter that commits them to consider policy changes in seven specific areas. The requests include streamlining the permitting process for affordable housing developments, revising zoning laws to promote population density and waiving parking requirements for projects close to transit hubs.
EDMONTON The Edmonton Humane Society has laid charges against a West Edmonton Mall pet store owner for animal abandonment.In a release Monday, the society said Michaw Menan Tom of Sherwood Park, Alta., was charged Thursday with one count of animal abandonment, and one count of permitting or causing animals to be in distress, both violations under Alberta 's Animal Protection Act.
NASA is hoping to launch the Parker Solar Probe on Saturday, August 11, weather permitting, to make its way towards touching distance of our host star in a world first.The probe, named after astrophysicist Eugene Parker who developed the theory on the supersonic solar wind, will head towards the massive ball of fire at 430,000mph or 125 miles a second.
On Saturday, May 5, weather permitting, NASA will launch the InSight Lander from California which will help to unlock some of the Red Planet 's deepest secrets.
gt; lt; Screenshot of EarlySalary App Will help its customers to carry out hassle free transaction like booking cabs, plan travel or pay bills using EarlySalary credit amp; pay using pay later or EMI option Allows its customers to make instant bookings for movie tickets, travel tickets, hotels and pay their utility bills via a simple conversational user interface With India 's 1st FinTech Start up EarlySalary, Ultra Short Term Loans on Mobile Apps are becoming a fast reality for Millennials and Gen Z EarlySalary is the only lender which helps young working professionals get access to credit without Credit Bureau history, boosting their financial confidenceEarlySalary, India 's first FinTech start up to offer Instant Salary Advances amp; Short terms loans has tied up with India #39;s leading Artificial Intelligence firm Niki.ai, to offer its customers a simple and easy to use chatbot to shop for products and services whilst using the EMI option. EarlySalary and Niki.ai will help in simplifying the shopping experience by permitting the whole ordering process on chat itself. This collaboration will not only result in a hassle free experience, but will also allow users to opt for the pay later facility while picking services like ndash; mobile phone recharge, cab booking, utility bills, laundry, hotel bookings, making party bookings, etc. Moreover, this partnership will also eliminate the need for downloading multiple e commerce apps by providing a smart one stop shop for ones needs. lsquo;Niki ' developed by a group of four IIT graduates, is an artificial intelligence based bot that works as a smart personal assistant. The user interface is quite simple and intuitive. The conversations between the user and bot are prompt and in real time which don 't require any human intervention. This makes Niki the only fully automated bot to handle end to end transactions. Given the high rate of internet penetration, shopping apps are becoming a new age trend in India. Besides, demonetization has led to an increase in the number of users shopping online and over two million young Indians are now buying products and services online. Also, as per a recent survey by Criteo the performance marketing technology company, about 74 per cent of Indian mobile users have installed two to five shopping apps on their smartphones. The survey further divulged that about 80 percent of the online shoppers now find mobile shopping more secure. A conversational interface only makes it easier, since everyone is already habitual to using messaging apps today. Elaborating on this new partnership Akshay Mehrotra, Co Founder amp; CEO at EarlySalary commented, ”At EarlySalary, tech innovations have always been our chief focus. With this association, we are aiming to offer our customers convenience through simplifying their everyday lives by way of revolutionizing the entire online experience. We see a good benefit in using artificial intelligence for intuitive customer interaction amp; lending. At EarlySalary we aim to position ourselves as the first line of credit for the young working Indians, hence partnerships like these take us one step closer to this goal ”.Commenting on the partnership, Sachin Jaiswal, CEO at Niki.ai said, ”This partnership revolutionizes the shopping experience for Indian customers. They can now simply chat with Niki for various services like they do on a messaging app amp; pay later using EarlySalary credit. With a very simple SDK integration, all the 20 commerce services of Niki are now available within the EarlySalary app environment. Moreover, the experience of transacting over simple conversations is ideal for the EarlySalary customer, would lead to an increase in customer satisfaction, repeats, retention, and increased revenues for our partner. This is just a beginning of the partnership for the 2 AI firms, and we hope to create a much bigger success story with EarlySalary in the time to come ”. EarlySalary as a company has always tried to use technology in a way that helps in providing the best possible experience to its customers.
First, Tuesday night and Wednesday mark the fifteenth day of the Jewish lunar month of Shvat, otherwise known as Tu B;Shvat, the new year for trees. Tu B;Shvat as the cut off date for calculating the age of a tree until it is permissible to eat its fruits in its fourth year. If the tree were planted before Tu B;Shvat, that time counts as one year by the time to holiday arrives even if we planted it one day before the new year. Other commandments also depend on Tu B;Shvat, but they involve bringing the first fruit as sacrifice in the Temple.Then there 's the moon eclipse, visible in the US before sunrise on Wednesday, and in the Middle East, Asia, eastern Russia, Australia and New Zealand during the moonrise on Wednesday morning. According to Gordon Johnston, program executive at NASA, Weather permitting, the west coast, Alaska and Hawaii will have a spectacular view of totality from start to finish, everyone else 's view won 't be quite as spectacular.
OAKLAND On Dec. 2, 2007, a special team comprised of Oakland police and state liquor license officials exposed 21 Grand, an auto shop turned music and performance venue that was hosting unpermitted events in the city;s KONO district. Nine years later to the day, the worst fire in the city;s history ripped through a Fruitvale warehouse, killing 36 people, nearly all of whom were guests at an underground dance party.Related Articles OPD: Officer 's 2015 report on illegal rave at Ghost Ship was "low priority " Exclusive: Body cam footage shows police knew of illegal 2015 party at Ghost Ship Ghost Ship fire attorneys challenge manslaughter charges in court Oakland fire captain charged with sharing more than 600 child porn images, including toddlers The inauspicious coincidence struck a cord with 21 Grand co founder Sarah Lockhart. Her venue lacked a cabaret license, and eventually shut down, in part due to the difficulties in attempting to retrofit the former autoshop and bring it up to modern seismic and building codes, she said. To Lockhart, the irony was clear.
Comment Facebook Twitter Email More Share this storySupreme Court of Canada clarifies law on directors " personal exposure to oppression claimsTumblrPinterestGoogle PlusLinkedInReddit Aggrieved investors can seek redress under the oppression remedy from company directors personally, and not just the company itself, the Supreme Court of Canada has confirmed.The case, Wilson v. Alharayeri, came out last week. At first blush, permitting investors to target directors personally, instead of a corporation, may not seem like a novel legal concept. Back in 1998, the Ontario Court of Appeal answered the personal liability question in a case called Budd v. Gentra Inc., and the Supreme Court confirmed that decision in the Wilson ruling.
Adding insult to injury, the incident is reportedly related to a Christian aid worker from South Korea, a country that has angered much of China by permitting the deployment of a US antimissile system. Here is what we know so far:On June 8, ISIL said it killed two Chinese citizens it abducted last month in Pakistan 's southwestern province Baluchistan. One day later, China 's foreign ministry acknowledged learning from the Pakistani side that the two were likely dead, but didn 't provide any details.
The Delhi High Court will on Monday hear a plea filed by Vodafone India alleging that the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India ( TRAI) had failed to prohibit Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd's (RJIO) "blatant violation" of tariff orders, directions and regulations by permitting it to continue with its free offers. On January 30, Vodafone India moved the Delhi High Court claiming that Trai has also failed to implement the telecom department's (DoT) circulars.
The telecom regulator submitted before Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva that its decision will be placed before the court by the next date of hearing on February 6. The submission by TRAI came during hearing of a plea by telecom major Vodafone India which has claimed that the regulator failed to prohibit "blatant violation " of its tariff orders, directions and regulations by RJIO by permitting it to continue with its free offers.
BERLIN Austria's defence minister has drafted a plan that would overhaul the European Union's migrant policy by establishing a ceiling for migration and only permitting applications for asylum from outside the EU, Germany's Bild newspaper reported on Thursday.Hans Peter Doskozil, a Social Democrat, told the newspaper the changes were urgently needed to create a more orderly system of legal migration for those entitled to asylum in the bloc."It's about ending the failed European asylum policies. We must admit to ourselves and be honest that the EU has limited capacity to absorb more migrants. We must stop illegal immigration," Bild quoted the minister as saying.Doskozil will present the plan at a meeting of the Central European Defence Cooperation (CEDC) in February and aims "to promote the plan forcefully in Brussels," his spokesman said.Bild said Doskozil's plan calls for an EU migration ceiling based on limits set by member states, which would effectively force countries like Germany that do not currently have such a limit to establish one.
Stuck at the beach With an initial projected cost of US$3.5 billion (MOP28 billion), the Baha Mar Resort was planned to include four casinos: the Baha Mar Casino amp; Hotel, Grand Hyatt, SLS LUX and Rosewood, offering amenities such as 2,200 rooms, 284 private residences and a 9,300 square meter casino. The project s original developer, Baha Mar Ltd, managed by developer Sarkis Izmirlian, invested nearly US$900 million, until the 2008 financial crisis led him to accept US$2.45 billion in construction loans from Export Import Bank of China (China Exim CEXIM), according to Bloomberg, and US$150 million from China State Construction Engineering Corp. CEXIM however included in its provisions that Izmirlian, the developer, could never fire the Chinese construction group. After numerous development problems and delays, in 2015, Baha Mar Ltd filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy permitting reorganisation in a Delaware court in the U.S., claiming to be facing debts of US$2.7 billion. However the U.S. court dismissed the request and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas Supreme Court placed the project s provisional liquidators in charge. Construction of the development has been on hold since April of 2016, but Bahamas local magazine The Bahamas Investor reported in September that the Bahamas prime minister, Perry Christie, had stated that construction had resumed and that every effort is being made to ensure the resort would open before the end of the coming winter season . On October 25, BMD Holdings Ltd., a construction company also directed by Mr. Izmirlian, stated it had sent a letter to the Vice President of CEXIM claiming it hadn t received a response to his superior proposal to buy The Baha Mar Resort and claiming the sale of Perfect Lucky to CTFC was an entire fabrication . Then, in another press release on October 28, BMD Holdings Ltd. stated that if indeed Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and CEXIM Perfect Luck are in negotiations, then it can only serve the interests of the seller and the Bahamas to have a competitive process to achieve the best outcome. BMD stands fully prepared to engage with the seller to achieve such. However, in the meantime, it could take until 2018 for the property to begin contributing to the Bahamian economy, notes Standard amp; Poor s, a contribution initially estimated to generate 12 per cent of the country s Gross Domestic Product. with BloombergShow All #9658;
"Because of its status as an iconic image of historical importance, the value of permitting sharing outweighs the value of protecting the community by removal, so we have decided to reinstate the image on Facebook where we are aware it has been removed," a spokesperson for the world's largest social network said in an email to AFP.Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg earlier on Friday posted the photograph, which the US social network says violates its nudity rules.
VICTORIA There was no overlooking the sense of relief among the B.C. Liberals this week at news that the federal government had green lighted permits necessary for construction to proceed on the hydroelectric dam at Site C on the Peace River.New Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Calls for him to stall Site C in the face of court challenges. Protests from environmentalists and First Nations. Concerns that any holdup in permitting could disrupt a construction schedule dependent on seasonal weather, water flows and other contingencies.