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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Project seeks donations of unused computer power for Covid-19 research Tagged with: COVID-19 Donated goods research Stanford University’s [email protected] project is asking people to donate their unused computing power to further research on Covid-19.The [email protected] project uses computing power to help study the process of protein folding to aid research on various diseases, including many forms of cancer, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s, and is currently focusing on Covid-19/Coronavirus as well and potential drug therapies.By downloading [email protected], people can donate their unused computational resources to the [email protected] Consortium. The data this helps it generate will be disseminated as part of an open science collaboration of multiple laboratories around the world. With many computers working towards the same goal, the Consortium hopes to help develop a therapeutic remedy as quickly as possible. 858 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 857 total views, 2 views today Once downloaded, donors can choose to keep up to date with progress so far, including seeing a graphic representation of the protein they are helping research (which can also be used as a screensaver) or reading about the specific research they are helping, in real-time. Melanie May | 25 March 2020 | News
Facebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Riane Clevelandhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/riane-cleveland/ Riane Cleveland is a senior sports broadcasting major and journalism minor from St. Louis, Missouri. She hopes to become a multimedia journalist and anchor upon graduating in May. She enjoys watching sports, traveling and spending time with friends. printTCU soccer opened their 20th season at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium in a blowout fashion, defeating Sam Houston State 6-0. The Horned Frogs maintained control and dominated possession in both halves of the match. Sophomore Messiah Bright and first-year student Gracie Brian scored two goals apiece while junior Yazmeen Ryan and sophomore Maddy Warren each scored a goal of their own in the win.Bright also recorded her first career multi-goal game and tallied two assists in the win. Gracie Brian scores a header goal en route to defeat the Sam Houston State Bearkats 6-0. Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.com. “We scored a lot of different ways so that is always a positive,” head coach Eric Bell said. The Horned Frogs defense remained strong throughout, allowing only one shot on goal.Junior goalkeeper Emily Alvardo and first-year Annika Vadset combined for the Horned Frogs second-straight shutout this season. TCU struggled with offside penalties throughout the game, receiving eight calls compared to the Bearkats one.“Good performance for the most part,” Bell said. “There were some pieces in the game where we should have been better and sharper, but overall I am happy with the performance.”First-years Lily Cook, Julia Lucero, Annika Vadset, Selma Vidgren and Lexie Wallace each made their collegiate debuts. The home win brings the Horned Frogs to 2-1 on the young season. TCU has now won all five meetings in the series with the Bearkats. Bell said the team is happy with the result of the game, but now the team is focusing on improving and getting prepared for Sunday’s match. The Horned Frogs will travel across the metroplex Sunday to play No. 25 SMU. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. Twitter Riane Clevelandhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/riane-cleveland/ ReddIt Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Riane Cleveland Baseball sweeps Kentucky in opening weekend TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks + posts Previous articleGrand opening ceremony for new Fine Arts BuildingNext articleThe star behind the stripes Riane Cleveland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR New traffic light on Berry Street hopes to increase pedestrian protection Baseball begins five-game homestand against SFA ReddIt Facebook Riane Clevelandhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/riane-cleveland/ Linkedin Track and field concludes Charlie Thomas Invitational with top finishes Riane Clevelandhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/riane-cleveland/ Twitter
Opinion & Columnists Guest Opinion: Scott Phelps: Baha’is of Pasadena Invite Participation in Congressional Call-In Day By SCOTT PHELPS Published on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 | 2:32 pm Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website 79 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Herbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDoes Giving Ultimatums In A Relationship Ever Work Out?HerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Subscribe CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena In March of this year, responding to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Iranian government reportedly released on furlough tens of thousands of its prisoners. To many imprisoned because of their religion, however, this did not apply. While some 20 Bahá’ís were released on furlough in March, at least 11 were summoned back to prison in May. And in the last several weeks, the regime has accelerated at least 60 long-pending criminal prosecutions of Bahá’ís.Concerns about the human cost of the pandemic have thus had little effect on the persecution that Iranian Baha’is continue to suffer solely because of their religious beliefs.In response, we are asking all those who wish to participate across the United States to join in a congressional “call-in day,” centering on resolutions now pending in both houses of Congress condemning this persecution. The resolutions and phone numbers to call are:• House Resolution 823 (or H.Res.823) in the House of Representatives:Congresswoman Judy Chu (202) 225-5464Congressman Adam Schiff (202) 225-4176 (west Pasadena only)• Senate Resolution 578 (or S.Res.578) in the Senate:Senator Dianne Feinstein (202) 224-3841Senator Kamala Harris (202) 224-3553Such resolutions condemning the persecution of Iran’s Baha’is have in the past enjoyed bipartisan support in both houses of Congress and we believe these will similarly garner broad support.Please phone your congressional representative and both senators, asking them to support Iran’s Bahá’ís by cosponsoring House Resolution 823 or Senate Resolution 578, if they have not already done so. Please make every effort to call your representatives and senators’ Washington offices on Tuesday, July 28, as a large volume of calls received on one day will increase their impact.We feel certain this effort will help secure the passage of these resolutions, making it clear to the Iranian regime that its current abuses, including the detention of innocent individuals during a pandemic, are condemned by both houses of the US Congress as a particularly egregious violation of religious freedom and proof enough of its contempt for its Bahá’í citizenry.We are very grateful for your participation in this effort!The Baha’i community of Pasadena Business News
TAGScian lynchGAAKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostTeam Limerick Clean-up RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMake Valentine’s Day at home extra special this yearNext articleQuestions remain for family of missing man who were unaware his body had been found 25 years ago Meghann Scully LimerickNewsLimerick All-Ireland champion Cian Lynch launches Team LimerickClean-Up 2021By Meghann Scully – February 9, 2021 110 Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Print Facebook Advertisement Twitter Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 13/12/2020Waterford vs LimerickLimerickÕs Cian Lynch lifts the Liam MacCarthy CupMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan ByrneLOOKING ahead to this Good Friday amid continuing uncertainty due to COVID-19, Team Limerick Clean-Up has produced a special message from Limerick’s All-Ireland winner, Cian Lynch, alongside an announcement that the event will take place this year, in full compliance with HSE guidelines.The video is a celebration of community, with the Patrickswell native taking viewers on a journey to his roots, giving an insight into the 25-year-old’s background and his pride of place.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A key part of this is community involvement, something that Team Limerick Clean-Up will celebrate again in a ‘different but doable’ manner this Good Friday, April 2nd.Lynch is asking people to visit www.teamlimerickcleanup.ie and register the interest of themselves and those within their family bubble for this year’s tidy-up.Constant monitoring of the relevant levels of the HSE’s Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021 framework, as well as advice from An Garda Síochána, will be fully taken into account at all times, and health and safety guidelines issued to volunteers before the event takes place. More information on these elements will be rolled out in the lead-up to April 2nd.Despite being postponed last year, overall TLC participation figures passed the 80,000-mark in 2019 and since inception has seen volunteers come from every walk of life, from schools/colleges and GAA clubs, to Munster Rugby, community/residential groups, businesses, charities and well-known faces locally.Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr. Michael Collins, said: “It is such positive news to hear Team Limerick Clean-Up will take place once again this Good Friday, and provide some sense of normality amid the ongoing presence of COVID-19 in our communities.“Team Limerick Clean-Up has been such a success story for Limerick city and county over the past few years and I’m also delighted to see one of our champion hurlers make an appearance this year – Cian and his teammates have been such an inspiration to us all.” he said.Limerick’s double All-Ireland champion hurler Cian Lynch said: “It’s been a really difficult time for a lot of people over the past 10 months due to COVID-19, but it’s been incredible to see how resilient the people of Limerick can be.“This was no more so evident than in the support we received from all corners of the county en route to lifting Liam MacCarthy last December. So, I’d ask people to look after their local area and show their passion for their environment this Good Friday.” he added.Team Limerick Clean-Up is an initiative sponsored by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund and supported by Limerick City and County Council. Endorsed by Paul O’Connell, official partners include Mr Binman, The Limerick Leader, Live95 and Limerick Post. The track used in Cian Lynch’s video was produced by Anna’s Anchor and commissioned by The Source Arts Centre.
Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s is facing a string of tribunal cases followingits redundancy programme last year.Lawyers representing aggrieved former staff say the UK’s second largestsupermarket chain is facing up to 100 cases nationwide. They claim the companydid not follow proper procedures. The company shed about 1,100 managers last May as a part of its CustomerFirst Management programme which aimed to put more staff on the front-linedealing with customers.Robinson King employment law specialist David Royden, who is representing 14former Sainsbury’s staff at tribunals in Liverpool and Manchester, claimed thecompany failed to consult with staff about the redundancies. “It is inconceivable that a company with the administrative resourcesof Sainsbury’s would be unaware of its legal obligations. Yet all the employeesI have spoken to say they were dismissed without warning.”Current redundancy legislation requires employers to enter both collectiveand individual consultation where there are more than 20 redundancies.Elaine Clarke, a practising personnel director representing one of thetribunal applicants who is a family member, attacked Sainsbury’s handling ofthe job cuts. “I am absolutely appalled at the manner in which Sainsbury’s has dealtwith long-standing members of staff who have been caught up in this.”An internal company memo about the staff cuts, leaked to Personnel Today,suggested a policy of “redundancy by sniper’s bullet” that wouldallow senior management control over the selection of staff that would go.But Sainsbury’s defended its approach. A spokeswoman said there had beenproper consultation with staff during the wave of redundancies and added thatin the first completed tribunal case, heard in Exeter, the company had won. Sheadmitted that some cases had been settled before going to tribunal but wouldnot disclose the number of cases or the sums involved.She said the policy behind the cuts was to get more staff on the shop floor.Sainsbury’s could not confirm the total number of tribunal cases it faces. By Tom PowdrillRedundancy: what the law saysThe reasons for the redundancies must be genuine, and must be set outto the staff in a factual way. • It is permissible to seek redundancies due to competitive pressures, whenthere is no imminent threat to the business, but there has to be a demonstrableneed to make savings.Selection criteria for redundancy should be objective and fairlyapplied. Moreover, there must be prior consultation. Criteria normally takeninto account include:• Absence record• Disciplinary record• Skills and experience• Ability to redistribute the work• Last-in, first-out principle (going out of favour as it can be discriminatory)Consultation must be at both a collective and individual level whenthere are more than 20 redundancies. • There must be a consultation with the entire workforce, not just thoseaffected by the redundancy. • The collective consultation must be with the trade union where it isrecognised.• The seniority of the people involved does not affect the aboverequirements.With thanks to Ruth Harvey of law firm Sheridans Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Job-cut legal battle in store for Sainsbury’sOn 21 Mar 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed.
Jenna Ryan (Twitter.com/DotJenna)Jenna Ryan, a Texas real estate broker who infamously took a private jet to participate in the Capitol insurrection, has been charged for her role in the riot.Ryan, 50, was arrested Jan. 15 and charged with two federal misdemeanor counts of knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted government building without lawful authority and disorderly conduct, Business Insider reported.Now, however, she says she regrets “everything.”“I bought into a lie, and the lie is the lie, and it’s embarrassing,” she told the Washington Post.Read moreTexas Realtor faces criminal charges for role in Capitol attackNAR suspends federal political donations after Capitol attackReal estate trade groups reconsider donations after Capitol unrest Full Name* Email Address* Message* Share via Shortlink Donald TrumpPoliticsReal Estate and Politics Tags Video footage from the event shows Ryan posing next to shattered windows, wearing a Trump beanie. At one point while livestreaming from the Capitol steps, she turns her phone’s camera to face herself, and says, “Y’all know who to hire for your Realtor. Jenna Ryan for your Realtor.”After the attack, she also bragged on Twitter: “We just stormed the Capital. It was one of the best days of my life.”Prosecutors claim she yelled “Fight for freedom! Fight for freedom” as she rushed into the building.Ryan now says she didn’t come to D.C. to raid the Capitol, but got caught up in the event after she saw President Donald Trump on TV at their hotel telling his supporters to “fight like hell.”The Post found that Ryan, like many participants in the riot, had a history of financial problems.She is paying off a $37,000 lien for unpaid federal taxes, nearly lost her home to foreclosure, filed for bankruptcy in 2012 and was slapped with another IRS tax lien in 2010.Two other people who flew on the private jet with Ryan were also charged Feb. 5.[Business Insider] — Sasha JonesContact Sasha Jones Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink
Brookfield Property PartnersbrooklynCommercial Real EstateMultifamily MarketQueensthe Bronx Share via Shortlink Tags Brookfield’s Bankside rendering and CEO Brian Kingston (Brookfield, ArX Solutions)The 10 largest outer-borough real estate loans in February totaled $1.31 billion — 56 percent more than the top 10 did a year ago, in the final month before the pandemic slammed New York City.It’s a small sample size, and the total does not necessarily reflect outer-borough lending on the whole, so take the increase for what it’s worth. The total was 5 percent less than January’s but 12 percent more than December’s.The 10 largest loans included six in Brooklyn, three in Queens and one — the month’s largest — in the Bronx. Among them were a leasehold mortgage for a hotel development and a condo inventory loan. Some borrowers are using loans to weather the pandemic downturn.1) Bank loan for Bankside | Bronx | $190 millionBrookfield Properties secured a $190 million loan from Goldman Sachs for its massive Bankside project on the South Bronx waterfront. The loan consists of $140 million for construction of the 1,350-unit development on 4.3 acres on both sides of the Third Avenue Bridge in Mott Haven and a $50 million senior mortgage.2) Stellar performance | Brooklyn | $113 millionStellar Management landed this refinancing for the nearly 200-unit rental project OTTO Greenpoint. The eight-story (“otto” … get it?) building was developed at 211 McGuinness Boulevard in Greenpoint. The five-year loan was issued by New York Community Bank to retire existing construction debt.Read moreThis is what Brookfield’s South Bronx megaproject will look likeAmazon inks deal for 312K-sf at Thor’s Red Hook warehouseCIM, LIVWRK shoot for $150M sellout at 111 Montgomery Street Message* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink 3) Bevelled LIC | Queens | $98 millionRabsky Group nabbed this loan from Arbor Realty Trust for the Bevel luxury apartment complex at 42-22 27th Street, Long Island City. The 18-story, 202-unit building was originally planned as 99 units.4) Bet on warehouse | Brooklyn | $75.4 millionThor Equities secured this construction loan for its project to develop a 312,000-square-foot warehouse at 280 Richards Street in Red Hook. Amazon has signed a 20-year lease for the property. Issued by Athene Annuity and Life Company, the loan will be converted into a permanent loan upon completion of construction.5) Extending shelf life | Brooklyn | $63.7 millionThe developers of a condo complex at 111 Montgomery Street in Crown Heights, CIM Group and LIVWRK, secured this inventory loan for 157 units from Oaktree Capital Management. In 2018, the developers projected a $150 million sellout for the 163 units at the complex. Proceeds from the loan will pay off existing construction and project loans issued by Bank OZK.6) LaGuardia landing | Queens | $55.4 millionCalifornia-based private equity firm ASAP Holdings secured this mortgage to finance its purchase of New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott at 102-05 Ditmars Boulevard and an adjacent development site. The loan was issued by Bridge Debt Strategies, an affiliate of Bridge Investment Group. The recorded sale prices were $86.6 million for the 443-key hotel and $17 million for the 1.5-acre site.7) College to residential | Brooklyn | $43.2 millionProperty Resources landed on a $43.2 million construction loan from Pacific Western Bank for its project to redevelop a former St. John’s College site at 71-88 Lewis Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant into a 205-unit apartment complex. The developer secured a ground lease for the 2-acre lot from the Roman Cathoric Church of St. John the Baptist. St. John’s College was renamed St. John’s University in 1933.8) Conversion in progress | Brooklyn | $39.9 millionLong Island-based Barry Leon took out this loan from Fort Amsterdam Capital for the multifamily property at 475 Washington Avenue in Clinton Hill. Since 2018, the developer has been converting the property’s 60 rental apartments into condominiums.9) Watermark refi | Queens | $39 millionTwining Properties, in partnership with Principal Real Estate Investors, secured this loan for Watermark LIC, a 168-unit rental complex at 27-19 44th Drive in Long Island City. The loan was issued by Metlife Real Estate Lending.10) Sheltering hotel | Brooklyn | $35.8 millionGFI Capital Resources Group secured this loan from iStar against its leasehold position of the 285-key Ace Hotel development at 61 Bond Street, while simultaneously selling the ground underneath the development for $45 million to iStar.Contact Akiko Matsuda Full Name* Email Address*