Share via Shortlink TagsCommercialNewsletters Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink We’re excited to announce that TRD’s brand new weekly newsletter on all things CRE has launched. The Commercial Catch-Up will get you up to speed on the most important commercial real estate news you need to know in less than 5 minutes.Delivered to your inbox on Mondays, each edition of the Commercial Catch-Up will include the biggest CRE news of the week. This week, we investigated ICSC’s “incredibly tragic day”; analyzed whether falling CMBS delinquencies really mean relief; and covered office move opportunities and clutch construction loans.Check out those stories, and make sure you don’t miss the news, data, and analysis you need to know by signing up for the Commercial Catch Up here.
It is very easy to live life but we make it difficult by making mistakes. Everyone wants to be happy in life, wants to be positive, be more creative and productive.Everyone’s goal is to get plenty of money and respect in society. But what do we do to get this better life and its joy? .. Nothing. Do you know that good family, many friends, good health and financial security are enough for a happy life, but we spend their whole life comparing themselves to people? Instead of thinking of yourself as lucky, you become over-ambitious and forget to have a real taste of life in that affair. Remember that life comes once, so whenever you set a goal, do your best to achieve it honestly and end Try without worrying about what will happen. After you achieve your goal, you will experience satisfaction and enjoyment. Many people have a habit of worrying about the future. By doing this, they reduce the importance of the present. By doing this continuously, they are surrounded by negative thoughts and are sad. If you want to remember then remember the pleasant events of the past that will give you happiness. The future will be golden only when you do some purposeful work in the present. Your future will be protected by your work today.The present is the gift of life. The sooner you understand this fact, the better. Whatever work you do, do it happily and efficiently. Be self-reliant and have faith in yourself. Sometimes do something different from your routine. Try to go on holidays at least once a year. Such things will make you happy and you will get new energy and life will be rejuvenated. Donate some of your earnings for good work. Stay away from criticizing anyone. See positive qualities in people and praise them. Try to make it a habit. This will make you calm and gracious. If anger does not come, then control it. At first, it will seem impossible but you are fully capable of controlling it. Remove the ego from inside you and cultivate humility and compassion, when you do this you will see that you will not get angry and you will start to get away from the negative feelings and all this will give you inner peace and happiness. What else does a man want more than this? There are ups and downs in life. But those who do not turn away from their problems and responsibilities face them to their full potential, and do not stop trying, it is those people who lead a real life. All you have to do is to change the outlook of living your life a little. He has to give a positive outlook. Then you will see that one by one you are going up the ladder of success and you will get happiness, good health, happy family and everything you have ever wanted from your life.
Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews Email* When the Canadian Team takes the field at the FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Final in Barcelona, Sept. 28- Oct. 1, the squad will include veteran team member Chris Pratt and Concorde, his 10-year-old chestnut Dutch Warmblood gelding.Pratt, 48, was originally a Toronto native who started his business Performance Horses Unlimited in Terra Cotta, ON, before riding full-time at Susan Grange’s Lothlorien Farm beginning in 2004. He was named to Nations’ Cup teams for the 2005 Spruce Meadows Masters in Calgary, AB, and the 2006 Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL, where he delivered two clear rounds aboard Mustique to clinch the win for Canada. Later that year, Pratt made his major games debut at the FEI World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany, riding Rivendell. In 2007, he pulled up stakes and moved to sunny California.Over the past few years, Pratt and the Dutch Warmblood gelding Cruise have been a familiar sight leading the grand prix victory gallops at the HITS Thermal tournaments and Del Mar shows on the west coast, where he is now based at Epic Stables in Cardiff, CA. The pair were also members of the fourth-place Nations Cup team at the Final in Barcelona in 2011.In 2016 alone, Pratt won four grand prix during the HITS Desert Circuit riding three different horses, including the $350,000 CSI5* Grand Prix. Riding Concorde, he took home the win in the $100,000 Grand Prix of Del Mar. This year, Pratt ‒ who has been campaigning a number of horses in Europe over the summer ‒ led the Canadian fourth-place team effort riding Concorde at the CSIO5*-NC in Gijon, ESP, on Sept. 2nd, tying for fifth overall.Horse Sport spoke with Pratt about his recent stint in Europe. “I have horses based with a long-time partner in the business, Jan Verellen, in the south of Holland. We own some horses together and work at supplying the North american market with nice horses for all the divisions.“The horses I’ve been competing are owned by different clients and breeders, both American and European. I’m finding the quality and structure of the European shows is really lending itself to the development and enjoyment of North American riders. We have a program where riders can come for training for several weeks or months, and attend some really nice shows for a fraction of the cost of the North American shows. They can bring their own trainers and horses and we can provide all the necessary travel planning and infrastructure. We even have provided horses to lease in the past.”Pratt’s long-time, reliable partner, Cruise, is now enjoying life away from the ring. “Cruise was second in a grand prix earlier this year. After that, I decided it was time for him to retire sound and happy at 16 years old,” Pratt said. “He still gets ridden every day, and is at the stable where his owner, Susan Geleibter, keeps her horses, so he’s quite spoiled!”Poised to fill his horseshoes is the promising young Concorde, for which Pratt has high hopes. “Concorde is an extremely talented horse, but still a little inexperienced at the top level,” he said. “There aren’t so many big competitions left in California, so thats why I sent him to Europe for the summer. He’s a very brave, careful horse that has always tried his hardest.”Pratt is looking forward to the Nations Cup Final, buoyed by good performances in team competition lately. “Personally, I have experience jumping in Barcelona, where I jumped clear and had four faults with Cruise several years ago. And coming off our clear and four-fault result in Gijon three weeks ago, I feel confident we’ll be an asset to the team.”He concluded, “I’m really proud to be a Canadian rider and look forward to representing the team.” He loves the SoCal lifestyle, however, adding, “California is an amazing place to live ‒ and surf!” Tags: Chris Pratt, Concorde, FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Final, Barcelona, More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The changing nature of the explosives being used in and around Austin has investigators scrambling for a break in the case, but police continue to reiterate their call for residents to be exceedingly cautious. Police have been warning residents about suspicious packages since the second and third package bombs detonated at residences in the Texas capital on March 12, but the nature of the warnings have changed as the types of explosives have evolved.The first three blasts stemmed from package bombs that were left in front of private homes. The fourth explosive is believed to have been detonated by a trip wire in a grassy area next to a road. And now investigators are working to determine if a blast at a FedEx distribution facility about 65 miles southwest of Austin is connected. According to police, who spoke with San Antonio ABC affiliate KSAT, a medium-sized box exploded at the facility in the early hours this morning.Possible warning signsThe general warning that Austin police have been stressing to residents is that they should report any suspicious items they see, “whether it be a package, a bag, a backpack or anything that looks out of place,” they wrote in a statement this morning. On March 17, one day before the fourth blast, the Austin police released a graphic with a picture of an example of a suspicious package. It highlighted several signs that should spark suspicion, including excessive postage, misspelled words or a badly written address. A note that the package is “Personal!” or confidential or has no return address should be red flags, too.Oily stains, strange scents, powder residue or protruding wires were also listed as indicators of a suspicious package. Specifics about the package deliveriesIn addressing the first three blasts, Austin police chief Brian Manley said they did not believe that the packages are being delivered by any formal mail services, including the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx, UPS or DHL.“They’re an average-size delivery box. They’re not exceptionally large,” Manley said on March 12, the day of the second and third blasts.The suspect or suspects did not ring the doorbell with the delivery of the first three packages, Manley said, so it is unclear how long the packages were on the victims’ porches before they saw and moved them.“What we know is when the victims have seen these packages on the front porch, they have gone out and handled them in some way or another and have had the explosions occur,” Manley said.“These devices can explode in many ways, either by being moved or being opened. So that’s why I want to reiterate the importance that if you see something that’s out of place, do not handle it, do not move it, do not touch it. Call us,” Manley said.“If you had a package at your home and you were not expecting a delivery, if the package delivered to your doorstep looks suspicious in any way, call 911 and report it. We will respond,” Manley said.Police received hundreds of calls about packages in the days after that warning.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Breonna Taylor FamilyBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — Family and supporters of Breonna Taylor said Wednesday that a Kentucky grand jury’s lack of homicide charges against the police offers who fatally shot Taylor is “outrageous and offensive to Breonna’s memory.”Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who is representing the family, signaled that he expected harsher charges against the Louisville officers who fired shots into the young medical worker’s apartment, on March 13.Instead, amid mounting pressure for a decision in the case, a Kentucky grand jury indicted former Louisville police officer Brett Hankison on three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree, but neither he nor the other two officers involved in the fatal encounter were charged in Taylor’s death.“Today’s news falls far short of what constitutes justice. But by no means does it define this movement or this moment in our history,” Crump said in a statement following the announcement. “The Grand Jury may have denied Breonna justice, but this decision cannot take away her legacy as a loving, vibrant young Black woman who served on the front lines in the midst of a devastating pandemic.”The civil rights attorney called the decision another example of how white officers aren’t held accountable for what he referred to as “the genocide of persons of color.”“Her killing was criminal on so many levels: An illegal warrant obtained by perjury. Breaking into a home without announcing, despite instructions to execute a warrant that required it. More than 30 gunshots fired, many of which were aimed at Breonna while she was on the ground,” the attorney said. “Many others fired blindly into every room of her home. A documented and clear cover-up, and the death of an unarmed Black woman who posed no threat and who was living her best life. Yet here we are, without justice for Breonna, her family and the Black community.”Louisville police officers, executing no-knock search warrant, used a battering ram to forcefully enter the 26-year-old’s apartment.The charges against Hankison, who fired 10 shots into Taylor’s apartment, stem from the errant bullets that penetrated a wall of the residence and entered a neighboring apartment occupied by a child, a man and a pregnant woman, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said at a news conference following the grand jury’s announcement.As a result, Crump said, “The rallying cries that have been echoing throughout the nation have been once again ignored by a justice system that claims to serve the people. But when a justice system only acts in the best interest of the most privileged and whitest among us, it has failed.”“For the sake of Breonna Taylor, for the sake of justice, and for the sake of all Americans, law enforcement agencies and their representatives throughout the country need to take a long, hard look in the mirror,” he added. “Is this who you are? Is this the example you want to set for the rest of the world and for future generations?”The attorney said he hoped that, through the FBI’s ongoing investigation, “we will finally finally get the justice for Breonna that the Grand Jury refused her today.”Louisville Metro Police Department officers Myles Cosgrove, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Hankison executed a no-knock entry warrant on March 13 based on allegations that Taylor had been accepting USPS packages for an ex-boyfriend whom police were investigating as an alleged drug trafficker, according to the warrant.Taylor and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, were awoken around midnight when they heard a commotion at their front door. Walker fired his licensed handgun in self-defense, saying he thought his home was being broken into, according to police.The plainclothes officers returned gunfire, firing several shots and fatally hitting Taylor, police said.“Our investigation found that Mattingly and Cosgrove were justified in their use of force after having been fired upon by Kenneth Walker,” Cameron said. “This justification bars us from pursuing charges in Ms. Breonna Taylor’s death.”“The decision before my office as the special prosecutor in this case was not to decide if the loss of Ms. Taylor’s life was a tragedy. The answer to that question is unequivocally yes,” the attorney general added. “There’s no doubt that this is a gut-wrenching emotional case and the pain that many people are feeling is understandable.”“We was failed as a family today,” Taylor’s sister, Ju’Niyah Palmer, wrote in an Instagram post after the announcement. “My sister, you were failed today by a system you worked hard for and I am so sorry. I love you so so so so so much.”She also shared images and videos from family celebrations showing her slain sister smiling and laughing.Taylor’s family members have become outspoken protesters against police brutality, and Tamika Palmer, Taylor’s mother, said the long and intense fight for justice had hindered the grieving process.“I haven’t had time to sit and grieve,” she told ABC News in June. “I’m still trying to figure out why my daughter was killed. I’m still trying to figure out, why did it have to come to her being murdered. Why did Breonna have to die?”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Qualifications:Candidates must hold a PhD in Computer and/or Information Sciencefrom an accredited institution by the start date. Demonstratedability or potential for teaching excellence is required, but wewill consider fresh PhDs. Rank of appointment at the Lecturer,Assistant Teaching Professor, Associate Teaching Professor, or FullTeaching Professor level will be determined on prior experience andwill be discussed with candidates during the interview process.Successful candidates will have demonstrated an expert grasp ofknowledge of the field and be creative in their approach toteaching in an environment of experiential education. Strongwritten, oral and interpersonal skills are required in order tocommunicate effectively with diverse and exceptional students inperson and online. Successful applicants are willing to teach inthe evening and during summer sessions if appropriate. Lecturer/Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor Mastersprograms including the Align MS in CS, San Jose, CAAbout Northeastern:Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and aworld leader in experiential learning. The same commitment toconnecting with the world drives our use-inspired researchenterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range ofundergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through thedoctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte,N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platformsfor undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research.Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials atthe Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastalsustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant,Massachusetts.About the Opportunity:The Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern Universityinvites applications for positions at the rank ofLecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor/Associate TeachingProfessor/Full Teaching Professor in the Masters Programs and inthe Align Program at Northeastern’s San Jose campus beginningJanuary or September 2021.Responsibilities:We are seeking highly-motivated individuals committed to excellencein teaching. Full-time appointments at all ranks are renewable,career-focused non-tenure-track positions with responsibilities inteaching and service. Opportunities for research and scholarshipare possible with course releases to make time for scholarship.Primary responsibilities include teaching graduate courses at theMS-level and in the Align Program (see below for a description). Weare searching across all areas of computer and data science.Classes primarily meet in the evening and are small, with 10-40students in a section. Faculty are supported with TAs and graders.The successful candidate will create course content and materials,and collaborate closely with colleagues across all NortheasternUniversity campuses (Boston, Charlotte, San Francisco, Seattle andSilicon Valley). Student advising and service to the college anduniversity are an integral component of the position. NortheasternUniversity is a global university recognized by our renowned co-opprogram and our focus on experiential learning.About the Align Program: Align’s mission is to close America’s techdiversity gap. To do so, we are reinventing Computer Sciencepost-graduate education by scaling an innovative ExperientialMasters in Computer Science for Non-Computer Science Majors.Scaling Align is a primary initiative of Northeastern University’sKhoury College of Computer Sciences.The ChallengeWomen represent more than 50% of all bachelor’s degree recipientsbut only 18% of CS graduates. Similarly, underrepresentedminorities represent 25% of all bachelor’s degree recipients butjust 10% of CS graduates. By closing these gaps, we will not onlyaddress a major economic issue, but also a profound issue of socialequity and inclusion.Our SolutionThe Align MS in CS program differs from typical MS in CS programsin several key ways. It is: jeid-6701977157d46f498b6f730ce8b54949 Preferred Qualifications:Salary Grade:FACAdditional Information:Please submit a cover letter of interest highlighting teachingaccomplishments and relevant professional experience, a curriculumvitae, a teaching statement, and the names and contact informationof at least three references.Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and includes anoutstanding benefits package.For more information about the College, please visit http://www.khoury.northeastern.edu To apply, visit https://careers.pageuppeople.com/879/cw/en-us/job/502702 Designed for students who did not earn an undergraduate degreein CSCoupled with Northeastern’s famous co-op program to provide apaid 6-8 month work experience in one of the college’s network of500+ corporate partnersTaught at night year-round so students can keep up with othercommitments and finish in 2.5 yearsOffered locally at tech hubs across the country: Boston,Charlotte, San Francisco (opened in January 2019), Seattle, andSilicon Valley.Our 5 year pilot to date has already demonstrated a graduation rateof 91%, with 100% employment and average salaries exceeding$100,000. Unlike code academies, our graduates are prepared fortech leadership career paths. Unlike undergraduate programs, theprogram takes only 2.5 years to complete. Most importantly, morethan half of our graduates will be women and more than 25% will beunderrepresented minorities. It is the ideal onramp for bringing adiversity of race, gender and thought to America’s tech workforce.Across all campuses we currently have 560 students in the Align MSin CS.The Silicon Valley campus is embedded at a widely respectedindustry partner, Integrated Device Technology, in San Jose. Notethat classes are given in the day and evening and are offered yearround.Please learn more about the Align program at our website, https://align.khoury.northeastern.edu/ Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seekingto recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty andstaff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all itsforms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respectthat affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, religion,color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disabilitystatus, or any other characteristic protected by applicablelaw.To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment andsupport of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.
* Please select the answer that best describes your currentemployment relationship with Auburn University.Not a current Auburn employeeCurrent Auburn employee in position less than one yearCurrent Auburn employee in position more than one year * How were you made aware of this opportunity?AU Employment websiteEmployment websites (Indeed, HigherEd Jobs, etc.)Veterans Assistance ServicesDisability Assistance ServicesNewspaperProfessional JournalListservHR emailSocial MediaState Employment ServiceWalk-inOther Position DetailsRequisition NumberS789PHome Org NameWaste and RecyclingDivision NameAssoc Vice President FacilitiesPosition TitleTech I/II, Solid WasteJob Class CodeNA20A/BAppointment StatusFull-timePart-time FTELimited TermNoLimited Term LengthJob SummaryAssists with the solid waste and recycling programs on campus byservicing waste recycling containers and other receptacles insideand outside university buildings.Essential FunctionsAssists with the monitoring of solid waste and recycling containerssuch as but not limited to dumpsters, compactors and otherreceptacles. Operates automotive equipment to deliver materials andto remove waste containers from University grounds. Removes andreplaces recycling and waste bins when necessary. Performscustodial tasks and handles emergency cleaning, solidwaste/recycling issues within building services. Keeps areas arounddumpsters and waste drop off points clean and in neat order. Workswith custodians, groundskeepers, movers, and others who typicallyhandle solid waste materials.Education LevelHigh School diploma or equivalentField of StudyYears of ExperienceLevel I: No experience.Area of ExperienceRequirements for Additional Job LevelsLevel II: 2 years experience in solid waste and recyclingtechniquesEducation LevelIndicated education is required; no substitutions allowed.Field of StudyYears of ExperienceArea of ExperienceRequirements for Additional Job LevelsMinimum Skills and AbilitiesMinimum Technology SkillsMinimum License and CertificationsA valid Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one prior toselection is required.Desired QualificationsIdeal candidate has a passion for the environment. Knowledge ofcurrent principles and practices of solid waste management andrecycling.Salary Grade26Salary Range$18,400 – $33,800Job CategoryBuilding/Grounds MaintenanceWorking Hours if Non-TraditionalList any hazardous conditions or physical demands required bythis positionPosting Date04/29/2021Closing Date05/13/2021EEO StatementA commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment isrequired. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals withdisabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITYEMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employmentopportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex,religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protectedveteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, genderidentity, or any other classification protected by applicablelaw.Special Instructions to ApplicantsQuick Link for Internal Postingshttps://www.auemployment.com/postings/22628Documents Needed to ApplyRequired DocumentsResumeOptional DocumentsCover LetterLetter of RecommendationSupplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent?YesNo * Do you have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtainone prior to selection?YesNo
Memphis earns the top spot as the best city for saving (Credit: iStock)Experts say you should squirrel away six months’ worth of expenses as a contingency for losing a job or a medical emergency. But in New York, it would take someone half a lifetime to save that much, according to a new study.The average New Yorker would have to save for 521 months – or more than 43 years – to save up a roughly $30,000 six-month emergency fund, according to the personal finance site Bankrate.That puts the Big Apple among the worst cities for those looking to save.Bankrate ranked U.S. cities by the amount of time required to save a six-month emergency fund, based on housing costs and other expenses including groceries, medical care, utilities and transportation.The best city for saving is Memphis, where a six-month emergency fund would require 11.6 months of saving, followed by Cincinnati (12.6 months), Cleveland (12.8 months), Pittsburgh (13.1 months) and Detroit (13.3 months).ADVERTISEMENTIn four California cities – Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose – the time required to build a six-month emergency fund is immeasurable.Bankrate used data from ATTOM Data Solutions, the Cost of Living Index compiled by the Council for Community and Economic Research and the U.S. Census Bureau. [CNBC] – Mike Seemuth This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now
On 26 April 2004, following the referendum on the Annan Plan in Cyprus, the Council stated that it was “determined to put an end to the isolation of the Turkish Cypriot community and to facilitate the reunification of Cyprus by encouraging the economic development of the Turkish Cypriot community”. A tandem initiative for economic integration of the island was decided by the Commission, with comprehensive proposals for distributing €259 million in aid and facilitating direct trade from northern Cyprus through a preferential regime that would allow the north to enter the customs territory of the EU. For all the praise accorded to Green Line regulation as a measure for incorporating the north, the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce reported a mere €7m as the value for the total spread of sales through the Green Line in 2005.The Commission’s financial aid regulation was approved by the Council on 27 February. These funds, if implemented, will assist with much needed infrastructural development, confidence building within the civil society and acquis implementation. But this regulation falls short of the assurances made by the Council and the Commission. No movement has yet been made to lift the de facto trade embargoes in northern Cyprus. It is imperative that the EU take urgent steps to signal our commitment to reunification and to the integration of northern Cypriots in the Union.Yesterday (3 May), on the two year anniversary of the Council’s pledge to incorporate northern Cyprus into the EU, a peaceful protest was held outside the Justus Lipsius building. Let this be a reminder that diplomacy is a two-way street and that the EU must fulfil its promises if it expects other governments to work towards change. Sajjad Karim MEPBrussels