Month: July 2019

Senior Housing on Shotwell Brings Foes Together

first_img Tags: Affordable Housing • meda • real estate • seniors Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% It was a rare moment of accord at City Hall on Thursday, as activists frequently on opposite sides of San Francisco’s housing wars buried their hatchets to jointly support a Mission District affordable housing project contested by its neighbors.The project went before the Planning Commission to seek a height bonus, which would allow it to go to 85 feet in a lot zoned for 65 feet.Neighbors say that at nine stories, the 94-unit senior housing at 1296 Shotwell St. near 26th Street would be too tall and dense, robbing sunlight and causing congestion in a residential area.“We support low income senior housing at 1296 Shotwell Street,” said Craig Weber, a nearby homeowner who has led opposition to the project for months. “It’s too tall, has no parking, and puts high density on a residential street. You need to consider that, please.” Mission District activists supporting the project, who often fight market-rate housing in the neighborhood but support affordable housing, brought dozens of seniors to speak before the commission. “I don’t have anywhere to live, I’m living with my eldest son in the living room,” said Maria Consuelo, who said she is “in the way” of her son’s life and needs a place of her own. “That’s why I’m here, because I need housing. We need you to help us.”A dozen monolingual Spanish-speaking elders addressed the commission, through a translator and often through tears.Some said they were homeless and had spent 10 years applying for housing. Others that they were evicted and needed a room, or disabled and needed a room, or poor and needed a room.“I’m supporting this project for a lot of people who don’t have anywhere to live,” said Maria Flores, who lives at the Bethany Center on Capp Street but spoke for the homeless in the “cold and the rain” who could use the rooms. “San Francisco would be a beautiful city if it had buildings for all these people.”But the activists also had allies in the YIMBYs – yes-in-my-back-yard activists – who support the production of all housing. They testified in support of the senior housing project alongside those they often clash with.“This is a great idea for a project, all of these people who will live in it need housing, definitely,” said Sonja Trauss, the founder of the pro-development Bay Area Renters Federation, known as BARF, and also part of the YIMBY Party.“I’m obviously in support of this project, more housing that’s great,” said Laura Clark, the leader of Grow SF, which is also allied with the YIMBY Party.Dairo Romero, a community planning manager with the Mission Economic Development Agency, one of the project developers, noted the irony. He and others often come before the Planning Commission to kill or delay new housing, he said, but had switched roles.“Most of the time we are against something. This is actually only the second time I’ve been here in support of something,” he said. “But we brought our people out here today because we are in support of something — we want more affordable housing for our seniors.”At 85 feet, the nine-story building would be a stand-out in an area of mostly single-family homes. Its development team, the Mission Economic Development Agency and the Chinatown Community Development Center, have since May held meetings with residents concerned about their lost views and neighborhood character.The site of the planned affordable senior housing at 1296 Shotwell Street. Photo by Sonner Kehrt.The extra height request on Thursday passed unanimously, however, and likely would have without the mass show of support. Commissioners praised the building’s design and said the neighborhood needed housing.“I could not go to sleep tonight voting no on this project,” said Dennis Richards, the vice-president of the commission.The 1296 Shotwell project will have 93 studios and one-bedrooms — and one two-bedroom for a property manager. It will be  for seniors making up to 50 percent of area median income, or $37,700 for a single person household. A fifth of the units would be reserved for formerly homeless seniors making up to $15,100 a year, and the site will have no parking in accordance with the city’s transit oriented development strategy.It is one of seven fully affordable housing projects that will come to the Mission District in the next five years, bringing in some 750 below-market-rate units. It is just one of two such buildings south of 19th Street — the rest are clustered near 16th and Mission streets and one is on Bryant Street. All but one of them will go to 85 feet.Thanks to the recently-passed neighborhood preference legislation, 40 percent of the units in all affordable buildings are reserved for residents living in the supervisorial district of the project site or within areas undergoing gentrification or displacement.The influx of tall buildings was worrisome to at least one speaker, who said its senior residents would make parking more difficult in an area awash with dense development.“We have enough big buildings,” said Connie Weber, the mother of Craig Weber, who said she has lived on Shotwell Street for 85 years. She and her son were the only two to speak against the project, though they have been joined by other neighbors in past meetings. City staff said they received almost 400 letters in support of the project, but only four against it. The majority of the hearing was taken up by the largely senior audience that came to speak for housing meant for them. Marilyn Duran, a community organizer with the non-profit PODER, which conducted outreach for the project, said the approval of the building would help Mission seniors “feel like there’s finally something coming towards them.” “I’m just overjoyed to hear that there’s so many seniors who are excited for this,” she said. “This is really important, this is about people’s lives.”The testimony swayed at least one speaker, who said she was concerned about the height and was against putting seniors in tell, dense buildings — but changed her tune after hearing. “I know I’m the most unpopular person in the room right now, but that isn’t the kind of San Francisco that I think a lot of people want to live in,” she said at first. “I want to say that I’ve changed my mind and I hope the project does go forward.” 1296 Shotwell St. Project Plans by MissionLocal on Scribdcenter_img 0%last_img read more

THE Saints made the long trip to Aldershot to play

first_imgTHE Saints made the long trip to Aldershot to play a very strong Broncos outfit littered with players with first team experience, writes Graham Henthorne.Undeterred the Saints played very well but were unable to hang on at the death – losing 30-22 – after suffering game ending injuries to Jamie Foster and Joe Greenwood just when their experience would have come in handy.The first half was all that Coach Ian Talbot could have wished for. A completion rate of 95 per cent, a game plan that had produced three tries, to Greenwood, Nathan Ashe and Dom Speakman and a team sticking to it.There could and probably should have been more tries in the first period, a statistic that would eventually come back to haunt the Saints as the game drew to a close.The second half started well with the Saints maintaining their advantage despite conceding a try, as Greenwood scored his second from a scrum play this time converted by substitute Ian Cross.As the game moved into the final quarter the Saints were looking comfortable but then the wheels came off.Firstly an unforced handling error in our own 20 gifted a try to the Broncos and then as the restart sailed out on the full we gave them a sniff which they gratefully took. Despite a dubious knock on in the build up the Broncos levelled the scores with a converted try and, having given so much earlier coupled with the depleted interchange, the Saints found it difficult to respond.The Broncos took the lead with a drop goal then as the Saints heads dropped scored a full length try to finally take the game away.Best for the Saints in a losing cause were Adam Swift and Alex Trumper, ably supported by the usual suspects of Jordan Hand, Anthony Walker and Danny Jones.Match Summary:London:Tries: Will Lovell, Omari Caro, Oscar Thomas, Sam Bolger, Shaun Keen.Goals: Oscar Thomas 4.Drop Goals: Oscar Thomas 2.St Helens:Tries: Joe Greenwood 2, Nathan Ashe, Dom Speakman.Goals: Jamie Foster 2, Ian Cross.Half Time: 16-6Full Time: 22-30Teams:London:1. Dan Sarginson; 2. Kieron Dixon, 3. Jamie O’Callaghan, 4. Will Lovell, 5. Omari Caro; 6. Oscar Thomas, 7. Mike Bishay; 8. Erjon Dolapi, 9. Sam Bolger, 10. Olsi Krasniqi, 11. Mike McMeeken, 12. Jack Dillon, 13. Mike Channing. Subs: 14. Shaun Keen, 15. Patrick Mooney, 16. Sam Druce, 17. Angus Peters.Saints:1. Adam Swift; 2. Jaydon Sandford, 4. Alex Trumper, 3. Jamie Foster, 5. Greg Wilde; 6. Nathan Ashe, 7. Danny Yates; 8. Ant Walker, 9. Dom Speakman, 10. Jordan Hand, 12. Joe Greenwood, 11. Scott Hale, 13. Danny Jones. Subs: 14. Lewis Foster, 15. Ian Cross, 16. Jordan Case, 17. Aaron McCloskey.last_img read more

Lawmakers investigate GenX discharge hold public hearing

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — GenX has been the big story all summer and it’s getting attention from state lawmakers.The State Environmental Review Commission will meet in Wilmington to discuss its investigation into GenX.- Advertisement – Public officials along with the secretaries of the State Department of Environmental Quality and Department of Health and Human services are invited. It was held at the New Hanover County Government Center.“I felt like, and all of my citizens felt like we were at the battle of Dunkirk. Y’all seen that movie? It’s a popular.. It’s out this summer. History teaches us that for whatever reasons military apparatus left in place left hundreds of thousands of soldiers on the beaches.. Waiting to be devoured by an invading force. That’s what Mayor Saffo and I felt like,” New Hanover County Commissioner Woody White said.“It is 2.5 million dollars in a 23 billion dollar budget that is a rainy day fund, well it is raining in Wilmington,” Local Democratic Representative Deb Butler said.Related Article: Warrants issued for Castle Hayne man wanted in hit and run accidentPrior to the hearing, the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant invited state representatives and public officials to come tour the plant.During the tour, representatives and senators got to see what updates the plant has and is making to continue testing for chemical compounds in the water.Some of them say the fight for clean water is turning into a partisan issue.Pender County’s Chris Millis says it is not for him.So how did we get here with the GenX story? Let’s take a look at the past couple of months.On June 7, the StarNews broke the story of Chemours dumping GenX into the Cape Fear River prompting confusion, concern, and protests all around the Cape Fear.Chemours met with local leaders June 15 to talk about water testing and holding a news conference.On June 22, the DEQ collected testing samples from the river.On June 28, WWAY, the StarNews, and WHQR hosted a forum for you to voice concerns and to have your questions answered by experts and officials. More than 400 people filled UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium that night.Governor Roy Cooper came to the Cape Fear July 24 to talk about preventing Chemours from dumping more of the chemical in the river.last_img read more

Charter school addresses water damage as students return

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) —  New Hanover County schools will not welcome back students until Thursday, but students attending one charter school in Wilmington returned today.Douglass Academy was damaged in Hurricane Florence.- Advertisement – One person reached out to WWAY, concerned that mold was still present.Spokesman Winston Orzechowski says all wet materials were removed from the building, dehumidifiers were installed, and walls damaged by water were treated and repainted.All New Hanover County schools have been inspected for mold.last_img read more

Center offers overnight stay for families visiting inmates in Columbus prison

first_imgTABOR CITY, NC (WWAY) — Having a loved one in prison can be hard on a family. A new place in Columbus County is trying to make things a little easier.The Matthew 25 Center will offer a free night’s stay to those visiting loved ones at the Tabor City Correctional Institution.- Advertisement – “Mercy triumphs over judgment,” Janet Brooks said. “God’s mercy does. It always does. That’s what we want to give to the people that come here, is not judgment in any way, but just to say we love you.”In her years of volunteering in various inner cities and prison, Brooks has seen the turmoil families go through when a loved one is in prison.“A person going to prison just rips a family apart,” she said. “So to give them some hope and some peace is what we want. We want them to be able to come here and just get away from perhaps an environment that’s not healthy.”Related Article: Two babies, child inside Tabor City home during shootingThat place, Brooks says, is the Matthew 25 Center. She and her husband built the center with the help of donations and volunteers on Swamp Fox Highway for families who are visiting an inmate at nearby Tabor City Correctional Institution.A stay at the center is all free of cost, thanks to the help of organizations around the region.“The church saw it as an opportunity,” Burnett Coleman said. “A mission opportunity that is right at their door. They felt like this would be a good way to help provide a ministry.”Coleman helped get things with Matthew 25 up and running. He says his church, Tabor City Baptist Church, donated money to the cause.Why Matthew 25?“Matthew 25 is a passage in the Bible where Jesus talks about, “If you’ve done it to the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me,” Brooks said. “So he says if you go into prison, like you go into prison and you visited me.”Brooks says they don’t want people to be ashamed for having family in prison. Through the center, she wants them to find hope.The official ribbon cutting is April 27, but Brooks wants people to know that they’ll welcome people as early as this week.There is a Matthew 25 also located in Burgaw.last_img read more

Missing Two teenage girls from Pender County

first_imgArmeia Dereef (left), Ashlen Bradsher (right) (Photo: Pender County Sheriff’s Office) PENDER COUNTY (WWAY)– The Pender County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating two teen girls.Armeia Dereef, 17, and Ashlen Bradsher, 15, have been missing from their Pender County  home since the Monday morning.- Advertisement – Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts are asked to contact the Pender County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 259-1515.last_img read more

Burgaw Dixie Youth Sweetees raising money for trip to World Series

first_imgCCSettingsNo subtitles 00:01 -03:55 03:57 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings BURGAW, NC (WWAY) — The Burgaw Dixie Youth Sweetees are pint-sized sluggers who have something big to celebrate.This past weekend, they won the state championship held at Town Creek Park in Leland.- Advertisement – The all-girls team will be headed to Alexandria, Louisiana, on July 26 to participate in the World Series.“This is a group of 5 and 6 year olds that are beasts in cleats and love to play ball,” said Chasity Smith who has 6-year-old twins on the team.“These girls have been practicing so hard to make it this far and we parents, coaches and supporters could not be any prouder,” Smith said.Related Article: Floodwaters unearth casket in Pender CountyParents of the athletes are mobilizing a fundraising campaign to help the 12 families whose kids are involved make the trip to Louisiana.Click here if you would like to donate to the group’s GoFundMe fundraising goal.last_img read more

Ghana MTN extends managed services partnership with Ericsson

first_imgAdvertisement The deal between MTN and Ericsson covers network operations and optimization for an additional year .This announcement marks the extension of the first managed services contract between Ericsson and MTN, originally signed in 2009 in connection to the rollout of MTN’s 3G network in Ghana. Under the extension, Ericsson is responsible for network operations, field maintenance and optimization.Jon Hoffmann is the   Chief Technical officer of MTN Ghana. He explains why Ericsson got the deal again this year. “Our first two years together achieved the results we were hoping for: we could focus on subscriber growth, and Ericsson delivered network reliability and efficiencies.” – Advertisement – MTN will retain full ownership of the network and responsibility for its strategic direction, while Ericsson will manage the network operations, optimization and field maintenance for MTN’s 3G sites.MTN and Ericsson have collaborated in many areas across this and other regions for several years now.Elated by the renewal of the deal was Valter D’Avino the head of Managed Services Ericsson had this to say:“With Ericsson continuing to run the operations of the network, MTN will be able to dedicate even more time and focus on delivering innovative products and services relevant to the needs of their customers.”Globally Ericsson has signed more than 300 managed services contracts in more than 100 countries. Ericsson manages networks on behalf of operators that serve over 850 million subscribers worldwide.last_img read more

The Pirate Bay goes down again attempting to redirect to Mobile Bay

first_imgAdvertisement Popular torrent site, The Pirate Bay has gone down again and users who were redirected to its mobile site have also discovered that it not working too.The outage is most likely caused by hosting issues. The Pirate Bay has been struggling to find reliable hosting since it returned late last month.TorrentFreak which discovered the outage said it was unclear what was causing the latest downtime, whether the torrent site was having technical problems or whether it was planning to change hosts. – Advertisement – The Pirate Bay returned in late January just a few weeks after police in Stockholm, Sweden raided its data center, seized its servers, and took it offline.Via VentureBeatlast_img read more

Silicon Valley Season 2 Is Back April 12th

first_imgAdvertisement HBO’s Silicon Valley is coming back on Screen this April 12th. The TV show about the life of 5 software developers who come up with a breakthrough compression algorithm(Pied Piper) that beats the competition suffer with the reality of handling the success as every tech giant wants a piece of their software.According to the trailer, it seems that this hilarious tech show even has more twists as the competition (Nucleus) does not want to leave in the world where someone else is making it(world) a better place than they do. There is no time to waste as the whole world is watching both of them to see who comes out on top.Expect season 2 to take the words ‘startup hustling’ to a whole new level because building your startup and brand is not a very easy task, infact it means war. Raise money, build your brand, and if you are not careful, you are going to crush and burn. – Advertisement – The Geeks have never been less weird and things are going to get crazier as a venture capitalist is pushing them around, to make the startup more valuable.Well here is the Video trailer, enjoy and share the story with other Silicon Valley fans.last_img read more

Ugandans Develop Platform to Locate Everyday Small Service Providers

first_imgPhoto Credit: Business Day Online Advertisement A group of Ugandan youths has developed a new platform that connects users to everyday small service providers including cleaners, painters, wedding service providers, photographers, stationers, lawyers, accountants among others.Dubbed Service Hunt, the platform allows users to locate, connect and engage with service providers in real time.It also provides an opportunity for small service providers to advertise their businesses online and offers listing services to help the public to search through, locate and contact service providers. – Advertisement – According to the founders, Service Hunt currently has over 500 Service providers whose profiles are listed on the platform.The service is currently operational in Uganda and hopes to expand to the regional countries of Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and Ethiopia among others.The platform was founded by Moses Tindyebwa, Bwengye Brian, Arnold Bigirwa and Alice Kigaane, all of whom are Ugandans by descent.[related-posts]last_img read more

Here are Some of the Companies Participating at the Africa 40 Tech

first_imgAndela Uganda is participating at the Africa 4.0 Tech Expo sidelined at the Africa Blockchain Conference. File Photo/Andela Advertisement The upcoming Africa Blockchain Conference slated to run from Wednesday July 3rd to 4th, will have the Africa 4.0 Tech Expo; an experiential journey showcasing the leading tech and innovations in Africa — run on its sidelines.Organized by CryptoSavannah and the Blockchain Association of Uganda in collaboration with the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance, it will give an opportunity for exhibitors to showcase some of the advancements made in Uganda’s technology industry and across Africa.CryptoSavannah Director, Noah Baalesanvu said; the expo will be an education platform showing how technology is evolving and how it can impact businesses for greater growth. – Advertisement – Because the conference will run under the theme “Africa 4.0: Preparing Africa for the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR)”, the expo will showcase an experiential virtual tour and practical demonstrations of 4IR technologies.Meanwhile, some of the companies participating at the expo will include; MTN, Andela, Ubuntu Group, Yo Uganda, KLF Coin, Kwiksy, Century Group, Huobi, Project Hydro, Sunstone SAS, Input/Output, Flutterwave, Crossroads, and CITL International.During the expo visitors will experience — IoT functioning within a smart home, 5G connectivity, the impact of AI, drones & robotics capabilities, how AR and VR are changing healthcare, autonomous vehicles. As well as how drones and robotics are changing the fields of agriculture and manufacturing.About The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)Also known as Industry 4.0, 4IR is a new chapter in human development, that is enabled by extraordinary technology advances, and is fundamentally changing the way we live, work and relate to one another.Among the technologies include; Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Big Data, Internet of Things, Drones and Robotics, among others. Thy are merging the physical, digital and biological spheres in ways that create both huge promise and potential peril.The speed, breadth and depth of 4IR is forcing us to rethink how countries develop, how organisations create value, and even what it means to be human.Writer’s Note: To attend the expo, you will be charged an entrance fee of UGX15,000last_img read more

HispanicLatino Summit to address pressing social issues

first_imgShareCONTACT: Jessica StarkPHONE: 713-348-6777E-MAIL: stark@rice.edu Hispanic/Latino Summit to address pressing social issuesExperts and leaders to gather at Rice for panel discussionsHispanic business leaders, award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa and Rice University sociologist Stephen Klineberg will gather at Rice University’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management for the Hispanic/Latino Summit May 14 from 1 to 7 p.m. to discuss some of the most pressing social issues affecting Hispanics in Texas.    Consisting of a series of panel discussions, the summit will cost $99 to attend. Register at www.texasdiversityconference.com/hispanicsummit.html.”The Hispanic/Latino Summit will focus on overarching issues, such as immigration and economic opportunity, and more specific topics that relate to Hispanics in the corporate world,” said Cecilia Orellana-Rojas, co-chair of the summit and associate director of corporate diversity for AT&T.The first panel discussion, ”Deconstructing the Texas Glass Ceiling: Hispanic/Latino Leaders in the Corporate World,” will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Janice and Robert McNair Hall, Room 312. ”This panel will discuss characteristics of successful leadership, a road map to success, the role of mentors and challenges and opportunities for Hispanics in corporate America,” Orellana-Rojas said.Speakers are Sonia Perez, senior vice president of external affairs for AT&T; Ron Acosta, regional general manager of Wal-Mart Stores; Lora Villarreal, senior vice president and chief people officer of Affiliated Computer Services; and Alfonso Lujan, executive vice president of CPS Energy. Vicente Arenas, anchor and reporter for KHOU-TV, will moderate.Two panels will run concurrently from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m.    ”Immigration Debate: Public Policy, Business and Non-Profit Perspectives” will be held in Room 312.  Speakers include Jacob Monty, managing partner with Monty Partners LLP; Beto Cardenas, attorney with Vinson & Elkins LLP; and Stephen Klineberg, Rice professor of sociology. Hope Andrade, executive director of Mexicans & Americans Thinking Together (MATT), will be the moderator.”Our current immigration system is broken, and attempting to expand the immigration debate is too politically toxic for congressional leaders,” said Aracely García-Granados, co-chair of the summit and MATT’s director for Mexico. ”Our distinguished panel members will address the immigration debate from a public policy and business perspective.”The other panel, ”Entrepreneurship Among Hispanics: Avenues to Creating Wealth and Opportunities,” will take place in Room 314. Speakers are Regina Montoya, CEO of New America Alliance; Sonia Clayton, president of Virtual Intelligence Provideers LLC; and Bill Treviño, executive vice president of the Treviño Group. Laura Murillo, president and CEO of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, will moderate.The panels will be followed by a reception at 5 p.m. in Ley Student Center’s Farnsworth Pavilion. At 6 p.m., Maria Hinojosa will deliver the keynote speech. An awarding-winning journalist and author, Hinojosa is also senior correspondent for the PBS newsmagazine “NOW” and is managing editor and anchor of National Public Radio’s “Latino USA.”The summit is sponsored by Rice University’s Public Affairs Office, the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management and MATT. The event is part of the fourth annual Texas Diversity and Leadership Conference hosted by the Texas Diversity Council.”I am very excited to offer a venue for Hispanic voices at our conference,” said Dennis Kennedy, founder and CEO of the Texas Diversity Council. ”Texas is home to 8.4 million Hispanics representing 36 percent of the state’s population, and my hope is that this inaugural summit contributes to the understanding of Latino issues in our state.”For more information on the Texas Diversity and Leadership Conference, visit www.texasdiversityconference.com. FacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThislast_img read more

PwC Credit Suisse Highlight Newest MBA Finance Jobs

first_img About the AuthorMax PulciniMax Pulcini is a Philadelphia-based writer and reporter. He has an affinity for Philly sports teams, Super Smash Bros. and cured meats and cheeses. Max has written for Philadelphia-based publications such as Spirit News, Philadelphia City Paper, and Billy Penn, as well as national news outlets like The Daily Beast.View more posts by Max Pulcini Last Updated Mar 5, 2019 by Max PulciniFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail While an MBA can be applied to any field, most graduates leverage their advance business degree to a new MBA job in the financial services field. Are you on the lookout for a hot new MBA job in the financial services sector? You’re in luck — here’s a selection of exciting new job opportunities at offices across the country.Senior Associate – PwCPricewaterhouseCoopers recently posted job listings for Senior Associates to join the firm’s Deals Transaction Services group in various U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston, Houston, and New York. Associates will work in the Valuations department, researching financial risks, provide forecast analysis, and develop financial models that provide valuation advice for clients.The role requires an MBA degree and at least three years of experience.According to PWC, job duties of Senior Associates include: Assisting in the management of several clientsTraining and lead staff, developing your team’s technical acumenEstablishing effective working relationships directly with clientsKeeping up to date with local and national business and economic issuesYou can visit the PwC careers page to see more jobs.Analyst – Guggenheim Partners, LLCGuggenheim Partners is hiring an Analyst to join its Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) team in Santa Monica, CA. The CLO Analyst will work on the collateral, servicing, and structural aspects of CLO deals. The new hire will be responsible for developing and producing credit risk surveillance reports for senior management. The position requires five or more years of research, analysis, or structuring in CLOs and an MBA.Other responsibilities of the CLO Analyst include:Researching potential CLO debt and equity investmentsAssisting in and conducting presentations to Investment CommitteeReviewing deal term sheets, offering documents, performance reports and third party researchResearching and recommending credit sells and other loss mitigation actionsVisit the Guggenheim Partners careers page to see more job openings.Associate – Credit SuisseCredit Suisse has listed an opportunity to join its Healthcare Group in San Francisco as a full-time Associate. The firm’s Healthcare Group clients are in biotech, pharmaceuticals, hospitals, managed care, and more. Associates work in domestic and international transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, fundraising for clients, financial restructuring, and other advisory services. The position is MBA preferred, along with at least one year of investment banking experience.Additional Associate responsibilities include:Developing innovative solutions for client companiesBuilding models that communicate company market valueIdentifying key drivers and trends that influence decision makingCrafting storylines that position client companies for saleTraveling with clients on road shows and with senior bankers on site visitsSee this job, and many more, at the Credit Suisse careers page.Corporate Ratings Associate – S&P GlobalS&P Global is hiring a new Corporate Ratings Associates at its offices in New York and Centennial, Colorado. New hires will join a team tasked with producing research data for senior corporate executives and the global investor community. The role requires three of more years relevant experience at a commercial bank, investment bank, or audit company.Major responsibilities of the Corporate Ratings Associate include:Performing analytical work, research, building financial models and forecastsMaintaining direct analytical responsibility for a portfolio of clientsOngoing surveillance and rating recommendationsPresenting analytical findings to internal and external stakeholdersSee more jobs like this at the S&P Global careers page. PwC, Credit Suisse Highlight Newest MBA Finance Jobs RelatedCheck Out This Week’s Diverse Selection of New MBA JobsOne of the best things about an MBA is how it can be applied to numerous fields and industries. The flexibility of the degree is especially evident in new MBA jobs listings, where new opportunities pop up in sectors ranging from financial services to defense, and everything in between. Here’s…February 26, 2019In “BMO”New MBA Jobs: PWC, Berkshire Hathaway, Credit Suisse, and More!MBAs can always look forward to plenty of hot job opportunities once they graduate. Here’s a look at some of this week’s best new MBA jobs at respected firms like PWC, Berkshire Hathaway, Credit Suisse, Jane Street, and Chevron. Learn more about these open positions and apply today! Senior Associate – PWC…October 15, 2018In “Advice”Finding the Top MBA Employers in Washington DCStudents interested in earning an MBA and working in Washington DC will find no end to the opportunities available. Whether you are looking for opportunities at a governmental agency, a local business, or a massive international retailer, Washington DC—with 15 companies making the Fortune 500 list this year—can provide the…August 21, 2018In “Amazon”last_img read more

Official Charles Manson Alive Amid Report Hes Hospitalized

first_img Share this article Share Official: Charles Manson Alive Amid Report He’s Hospitalized By The Associated Press January 4, 2017 Updated: January 4, 2017 Mass murderer Charles Manson was taken from his California prison cell to a hospital, according to several news reports. A prison official would only confirm that the 82-year-old Manson was alive and gave no other information.Manson was convicted of orchestrating the 1969 murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others. The cult leader attracted disaffected young people who lived in in a commune, followed his orders and were ultimately turned into killers.Both TMZ and the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday that Manson had been hospitalized. TMZ said he had been taken to a medical center in Bakersfield, about 60 miles south of Corcoran State Prison where Manson was being held.Late Tuesday night, three vans from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation were parked outside Bakersfield’s Mercy Hospital Downtown, where state prisoners have been treated before.But CDCR spokeswoman Terry Thornton said only that Manson is still alive and still assigned to the prison in Corcoran. She declined to say whether he was at the hospital in Bakersfield, citing safety privacy laws prohibit her from discussing an inmate’s medical situation.Tate’s sister Debra Tate told The Associated Press on Tuesday night that, as a Catholic, she makes “no ill wishes” for the people who killed her sister, and will reserve her feelings until hearing Manson has died. “I would probably say a prayer for them and shed a tear and ask God to have mercy on their souls, but so far I haven’t allowed myself to feel anything because it’s unsubstantiated,” Tate said. “I’m not allowing myself to feel anything until I know that it’s true.”Manson and three female followers, Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten, were convicted of murder and sentenced to death for killings at two gruesome scenes in the summer of 1969. Another defendant, Charles “Tex” Watson, was convicted later.All were spared execution when a U.S. Supreme Court ruling temporarily banned the death penalty in 1972.Sarah Ardalani of the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said in an email that the agency had no information on Manson. The office prosecuted Manson and has objected to his release. He was most recently up for parole in 2012 — his 12th bid for freedom.The California State Prison, Corcoran, has medical facilities to treat inmates requiring urgent or emergency care as well as in-patient hospital stays.“In general, inmates are sent to outside hospitals if they need surgical services, emergency care, or diagnostic services of an acute nature,” said Joyce Hayhoe, a spokeswoman for the federal receiver who controls prison medical care. “These services are not provided in state prison facilities.”In November, the state inspector general, which monitors the corrections system, characterized care at Corcoran as “inadequate.”  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   US Show Discussionlast_img read more

Indiana Joins Idaho Georgia in DHS Election Hack Claims

first_img Vice President Mike Pence’s home state of Indiana joined Idaho and Georgia this week in accusing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) of hacking their electoral system.It’s the latest case where IT experts confirmed a scanning assault on a state’s election systems that leads back to a DHS IP address. “Scans” are attacks used to test the security of a network, the electronic equivalent of “rattling doorknobs” to see if they’re unlocked.DHS officials scanned Indiana’s electoral systems thousands of times over a period of 46 days beginning while Mike Pence was still the governor of Indiana.“We know that between Nov. 1 and Dec. 16, we were scanned with about 14,800 scans, nearly 15,000 different times,” DHS Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson told The Daily Caller.Under DHS rules, federal officials are barred from attempting to penetrate a state system without the state’s permission, which neither Georgia nor Indiana gave.IT director for the Indiana secretary of state Thomas Vessely told The Daily Caller that “we kindly declined [DHS] assistance because we were very comfortable in the work we were doing in monitoring our election system.” In Idaho, Secretary of State Lawerence Denney said that his state had detected attempts to hack the state’s election system on Nov. 8, 2016.The first page of the Joint Analysis Report narrative by the Department of Homeland Security and federal Bureau of Investigation and released on Dec. 29, 2016 in Washington on Jan. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick) The first page of the Joint Analysis Report narrative by the Department of Homeland Security and federal Bureau of Investigation and released on Dec. 29, 2016 in Washington on Jan. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)Denney said that when they “looked at IP addresses that tried to get into our system,” there wasn’t “a single IP address from a foreign country,” such as Russia, but one from “our own Department of Homeland Security,” Computerworld reported.“I don’t know what they [DHS] penetrated, or what they tried,” Denney told the Post Register, “I just know their IP address showed up as hitting our website. I don’t know what they were doing. It would have been nice if they had told us.”Denny said that secretaries of state across the country are really concerned about what the election system designation of critical infrastructure will mean in the long run.Related CoverageGeorgia Asks Donald Trump to Investigate Alleged DHS CyberattacksBehind the Security Reports Alleging Russian HackingIn January, Georgia’s Office of Inspector General for the Department of Human Services launched an official investigation into 10 attempts by the DHS to breach their election systems. The state of Georgia said it had already declined an offer from the DHS to help with their election systems.Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp said he believed the scans were intimidation tactics used by the DHS ahead of declaring local and state election systems as federal “critical infrastructure” on Jan. 6.Kemp had previously clashed with then DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, describing the action as a “political power play to federalize elections.”Johnson sparked uproar among state-level secretaries of state—both democrats and republicans—when he announced he was unilaterally issuing the designation just two weeks before leaving office.All 50 state-level secretaries of state have urged the Trump administration to repeal the eleventh-hour DHS directive. Share  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Share this article US center_img Indiana Joins Idaho, Georgia in DHS Election Hack Claims By Henry Bevington, Epoch Times February 23, 2017 Updated: February 23, 2017 The Department of Homeland Security auditorium in Chicago, Illinois on Feb. 22, 2017. (Scott Olson/Getty Images) Show Discussionlast_img read more

6YearOld Girl Has Hallucinations and Nearly Harms Herself After Taking Tamiflu

first_img  QualityAuto 720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video Follow John on Twitter: @jdsmithies A northern Texas family said their 6-year-old daughter suffered hallucinations and almost jumped out of a window after taking a popular flu medication.The family, who wished to remain anonymous, said that their daughter took Tamiflu, an antiviral medicine used to treat the flu.But soon after she had taken the treatment, she started exhibiting strange side-effects, the family told local broadcaster DFW21 News.“The second story window was open, which is in her bedroom, and she used her desk to climb up onto it, and she was about to jump out the window when my wife came up and grabbed her,” her father told the network.The parents, from Allen, Texas, rushed their daughter to the hospital where a doctor told them that a very rare side effect of Tamiflu is nervous system problems, including psychosis. Packages of anti-influenza virus medicine Tamiflu is displayed in a drugstore on April 29, 2009, in Duesseldorf, Germany. (Philipp Guelland/AFP/Getty Images) Dr. Glenn Hardesty told DFW21 News, “It can happen. Less than 1 percent is what’s listed in the data sheet. I’ve been in practice 20 years, and I haven’t seen that particular complication.”There is a warning in the fine print of the medicine but the parents said they wish they had been told before administering it.“I don’t think the 16 hours of symptom relief from the flu is worth the possible side effects that we went through,” the girl’s father said.Hardesty advised parents to research the side effects of medicines they give their children.“Know that side effects are there for a reason. They’re written down for a reason. I guess they can happen, and we got the short end of the stick,” her father said.Hardesty added that the side effects of the Tamiflu the daughter took should only be temporary.Recommended Video: How doctors in China turn into murderers Share US News 6-Year-Old Girl Has Hallucinations and Nearly Harms Herself After Taking Tamiflu By John Smithies, Epoch Times January 15, 2018 Updated: January 15, 2018  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   A package of Tamiflu is seen in a pharmacy April 27, 2009 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Mario Tama/Getty Images) Share this article Show Discussionlast_img read more

Missouri Teenager Permanently Blinded by Mystery I

first_img Missouri Teenager Permanently Blinded by Mystery Illness By Zachary Stieber January 2, 2019 Updated: January 2, 2019  QualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video Doctors hoped that Walker’s eyesight would return but three days later, they determined her blindness was permanent. “Doctors believe that the blood flow to the optic nerve was compromised, severely damaging one nerve and completely destroying the other. Her right eye experienced what in the brain would be similar to a stroke, obliterating her optic nerve and causing severe damage to the retina. The substantial pressure in both eyes stretched the optic nerve, completely separating it from her right eye and compromising it beyond repair in the left,” Loerzel Sr. wrote.Family members and friends have been left stunned by the mystery illness, which doctors have struggled to diagnose. Loerzel noted that the same mysterious illness cost the teen her sense of smell and taste in July 2017 after another spell of severe swelling.Walker told WDAFthat the illness seemed to start after she went with her family on a cruise.“It just went haywire from there. Everything started swelling,” Walker said. Show Discussion  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Share this article Sharecenter_img Jordyn Walker, a 15-year-old Missouri girl, has gone permanently blind due to a mystery illness. (Jordyn Walker Has Gone Blind/GoFundMe) After the first spell of swelling, the family was told it was extremely unlikely that it would happen again.Then, the swelling suddenly started again just two weeks before Christmas.“My whole face just turned purple and bruised and giant with blood,” Walker said.Her mother, Kendyll Walker, added: “It was terrifying to watch it happen all over again and knowing we couldn’t do anything about it.”The fundraiser is in part for research into the illness in the hopes that it doesn’t affect anyone in the future. The family plans to travel to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota within the next several weeks for testing.And the teen says she refuses to let her loss of multiple senses keep her from living life. “I’m not going to let this stop me,” she said.“Jordyn is happy to be home but will have many changes in her future. She has decided to remain positive about her life changes but has good times and bad times,” added Loerzel Sr. on the GoFundMe in a Dec. 29 update. “Jordyn has resilience and will get through this but will need as much support as possible. Friend visits and company are appreciated with notice.”From NTD News Follow Zachary on Twitter: @zackstieber A Missouri teenager has gone permanently blind due to a mystery illness that caused severe swelling in her face.Jordyn Walker, 15, was rushed to the emergency room at Kansas University Medical Center on Dec. 12 after 10 days of severe stomach pain, vomiting, and bloody diarrhea, a friend wrote on a GoFundMe fundraising page for the teen.While she was waiting to be seen, Walker began to swell and suddenly lost her vision.“The pressure behind Jordyn’s eyes was an average of 85 mm Hg — the normal eye pressure is around 12-22 mm Hg. Ophthalmologists cut slits by her eyes to detach her eyelids and to try and open the eye socket in order to reduce swelling. Jordyn was still conscious but received lidocaine for numbing,” Shannon Loerzel Sr. wrote.“This was only briefly effective, and they later performed an emergency operation around 1:30 am to remove part of her orbital bones on each side of her face to reduce the swelling. The swelling began to subside after removal of the orbital bones and receiving upwards of 1000 mg of steroids.” US News last_img read more

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first_img Share this article Share US Bars Lithium Batteries as Cargo on Passenger Aircraft By Reuters February 28, 2019 Updated: February 28, 2019 By David Shepardson  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   US News Show Discussion WASHINGTON—The U.S. government said on Feb. 27 it is issuing new rules barring airlines from carrying potentially hazardous lithium-ion cells and batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft, and setting new requirements for transporting them on cargo planes.The U.S. Transportation Department’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) unveiled the new rules after Congress last year ordered the agency to complete them by early 2019. The agency is adopting requirements that have been force in other countries since 2016.Large U.S. carriers already voluntarily comply with requirements that were adopted by the International Civil Aviation Organization, the U.N. aviation agency, that took effect in April 2016, PHMSA said.President Donald Trump’s administration will require lithium-ion cells and batteries to be generally shipped with a state of charge of no more than 30 percent on cargo aircraft.The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said under certain conditions lithium batteries could result in smoke or fire. A battery fire could exceed the capabilities of an aircraft’s fire suppression system and lead to a catastrophic failure, it said.PHMSA said it was finalizing the rules on an expedited basis to address “an immediate safety hazard”. The rules do not restrict passengers or crew members from bringing personal items or electronic devices containing lithium cells or batteries aboard aircraft, or restrict cargo planes from transporting lithium-ion cells or batteries at a state of charge exceeding 30 percent when packed with or contained in equipment or devices.Lithium-ion batteries are increasingly common as production has grown to more than 7 billion cells in 2017 from about 3 billion cells in 2007, the administration said.A 2015 working paper by a group representing plane makers including Boeing Co said current firefighting systems were not adequate to “suppress or extinguish a fire involving significant quantities of lithium batteries”.U.S. regulators identified 39 incidents in air cargo transportation between 2010 and 2016, with 13 involving lithium batteries and smoke, fire, extreme heat, or explosion that would have been affected by the new rules.In one instance, packages of lithium ion cells were found smoldering in an aircraft unit load device during unloading, suggesting the initial thermal runaway likely occurred while the shipment was on the aircraft. An HP EliteBook 1050 G1 laptop on display at WIRED25 Work: Inside San Francisco’s Most Innovative Workplaces on Oct. 12, 2018 in San Francisco, Calif. (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for WIRED25 ) last_img read more