Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapp Share whatsapp CHANCELLOR George Osborne and business secretary Vince Cable yesterday summoned the chief executives of Britain’s biggest banks to a two-and-a-half hour meeting in which they tried to strike a deal to avoid further action on bonuses.A source close to Santander UK, whose new chief executive Ana Patricia Botin attended the meeting, told City A.M.: “It’s horse-trading: can we make a commitment on lending to small businesses and the Big Society bank in return for leniency on pay.”The government has emphasised to banks that it wants a reduction in the size of the bonus pool to accompany a “change in culture” on pay, but is prepared to strike a deal if banks give other concessions. In response, the UK’s banks have offered to lend £70bn to small businesses next year, versus around £60bn this year.The meeting, which had been delayed a day due to Osborne being stranded in New York by the snow on Monday, was part of a series of planned gatherings as part of “Project Merlin”, a cooperative initiative between banks aimed at reviving the industry’s image. In place of attending the meeting on Monday, bank chiefs held a phone conference to discuss a framework for negotiations with the treasury.The treasury is already reluctant to take further action on bonuses in part because of regulation already introduced by the EU and the Financial Services Authority.Regulations published last week forbid financial institutions from paying any more than 20 to 30 per cent of a bonus in cash up front, with half of any bonus obliged to be in the form of non-cash instruments such as shares. The scheme is the most stringent in the world. However, the government has said that it does want action on pay disclosure, a cause championed by Cable. Bankers horse-trade with coalition on pay Tuesday 21 December 2010 8:57 pm Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULL
Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL.bw) 2009 annual report.Company ProfileBotswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) was established in 1980 as a body corporate by an Act of Parliament to provide, develop, operate and manage Botswana’s national and international telecommunications services. An amendment of the Telecommunications Act in 1996 repealed the monopoly of BTC and other service providers could operate in the telecommunications arena in Botswana. Through a privatisation process mandated through the Privatisation Policy of 2000, shares were sold in the state telecommunications corporation; leaving the government of Botswana with a 51 percent stake in BTCL. The telecommunications corporation offers fixed and mobile voice telephony, including pre- and postpaid services; as well as broadband, online phonebook, Wi-Fi connectivity, frame relay wide-area networking, toll-free and contact centre services, and residential, business and leased line services. BTC also provides an integrated digital networks service, private automatic branch exchange systems, aperture terminal services, and international private-leased circuits.
Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL Tags Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Obituary, Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Collierville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release People Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID House of Bishops, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET By ENS staffPosted Dec 5, 2014 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA RIP: Former Chicago Bishop Suffragan William Wiedrich Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL In this 1994 photo, Diocese of Chicago Bishop Suffragan William Wiedrich, second from left, joins other Chicago-area faith leaders in an ecumenical service for those living with HIV/AIDS. Photo: Jack Spratt/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] Bishop William Wiedrich, suffragan bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago from 1991 to 1997, died on Nov. 26 at an assisted living facility in Muskegon, Michigan.He was 83 and had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for some time, according to an announcement from Diocese of Chicago Bishop Jeffrey Lee.Wiedrich was born in 1931 in Stambaugh, Michigan, and in 1956 received his Master of Divinity degree from Bexley Hall Seminary. He was ordained a deacon in 1956 and a priest in 1957 by Diocese of Northern Michigan Bishop Herman R. Page Jr.Wiedrich spent the first 25 years of his ministry in Northern Michigan, serving congregations in Newberry, Munising, Houghton and Sault Ste. Marie. In 1981, he became rector of the historic Grace Episcopal Church across from the state capitol in Madison, Wisconsin.In October 1990, at age 59, he was elected bishop suffragan in Chicago, and he was ordained and consecrated on Feb. 23, 1991. When he was elected, then-Bishop of Chicago Frank Griswold (who later was elected the 25th presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church) said Wiedrich “brings with him a wealth of experience, particularly in small congregations…. He has a pastor’s heart and a wonderful way of weaving story into the proclaiming of the Gospel.”Wiedrich is survived by his wife, Tress, and their sons, Tom and Bill. Funeral services are pending.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/200635/summer-house-skatoy-filter-arkitekter-as Clipboard Summer House Skatoy / Filter Arkitekter AsSave this projectSaveSummer House Skatoy / Filter Arkitekter As “COPY” Area: 100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Norway Summer House Skatoy / Filter Arkitekter As Architects: Filter Arkitekter As Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Elisabeth Hudson+ 20 Share Photographs: Elisabeth HudsonText description provided by the architects. The summerhouse, designed by Filter, is situated in Skåtøy, an island in the beautiful Kragerø archipelago, on the South coast of Norway. The starting point was an existing cottage from around 1940, damaged by dry rot. The new project is built on the footprint of this old cottage. The Client wanted a summer house that opened up towards the beautiful archipelago, whilst maintaining private outdoor areas.Save this picture!© Elisabeth HudsonRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsThe house is facing a communal pier. It became important to protect the building from this pier as well as avoiding privatising the public areas. Save this picture!© Elisabeth HudsonThe main entrance is facing these public areas. The topography of the site is reflected in the section as two volumes; one volume containing a “sleeping cabin” (a sleeping area) cutting into another elongated volume containing the living and dining areas. Save this picture!© Elisabeth HudsonThese volumes create private outdoor space on the upper level connected to private outdoor space on the lower level. The Client wanted a maintenance free summer house. This resulted in a building clad in untreated timber, dry stone walls and sedum on the roof.Save this picture!© Elisabeth HudsonProject gallerySee allShow lessResort Hotel / Holzer Kobler ArchitekturenArticlesCall for Entries: Norman Foster Travel PrizeArticles Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/200635/summer-house-skatoy-filter-arkitekter-as Clipboard 2009 Year: ArchDaily “COPY” Photographs Projects CopyHouses•Skåtøy, Norway CopyAbout this officeFilter Arkitekter AsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesSkåtøyNorwayPublished on January 18, 2012Cite: “Summer House Skatoy / Filter Arkitekter As” 18 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Year: “COPY” Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769449/cottage-la-angela-estudio-cella Clipboard Cottage La Angela / Estudio CellaSave this projectSaveCottage La Angela / Estudio CellaHouses, Extension•San José, Argentina “COPY” CopyAbout this officeEstudio CellaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionSan JoséArgentinaPublished on July 03, 2015Cite: “Cottage La Angela / Estudio Cella” 03 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Puerto Rico has been selling itself off since the 1990s, when the telephone company was privatized under Gov. Pedro Rosello. Since then, all Puerto Rico’s governments have been privatizing all public property, including the airports, health services, roads, the valuable pineapple industry, etc. The slogan of the progressive independence movement since then has been, “Puerto Rico is not for sale.”The “reconfiguration” of schools is actually another attempt to privatize education. The few agencies that remain under public control do so thanks to the ceaseless struggle of their workers. The class-conscious union UTIER, for example, has defended the nationalized Electric Power Authority tooth and nail.Apart from the sell-off, the government wanted to pay the debt by applying tax measures that the working class would have to pay. While transnational giants and megastores like Walmart take in billions in profits while paying minimal taxes, if any, the government loaded a tax on sales and services of 11.5 percent — the IVU — with the possibility of imposing a Value Added Tax later. In fact, the 16 percent VAT that García Padilla wanted to impose was rejected by the legislature in mid-May due to the population’s massive rejection of this tax.These measures are excessive in the extreme, with dire consequences for the already impoverished population.The people reject these measuresAlong with the general consensus of the people against the VAT of 16 percent, the resistance among students and union workers is even stronger.On May 25, the students of the University of Puerto Rico, known for their militancy, which prevented the privatization of the UPR a few years ago, were holding an assembly to determine how they will proceed in the fight against the new taxes. For weeks now, they have been organized on their 11 different campuses and have joined students from other schools. Various actions have been taken, including 48-hour stoppages and a major mobilization at the Capitol building on May 13.The students’ slogan is “Neither IVU nor VAT. Let those on top pay.” Not only do the students reject these measures, but they also offer alternative steps to the government to confront the crisis. For example, “eliminating the tax exemptions now maintained by the state and offered to multinational companies. … and recommend amending Article 6.8 of the Constitution, which gives priority to debt repayment over services to the people.” (Facebook: Radio Huelga)The teachers, on the other hand, led by EDUCAMOS and ÚNETE, are calling on teachers and parents to demonstrate on May 26 against the Department of Education and protest school closings.In an article, Puerto Rican writer Nelson A. Denis, author of the newly released bestseller, “War Against All Puerto Ricans,” offers an easy solution to solve the debt crisis: end the Cabotage Act. This act, better known as the Jones Act of 1920, requires that all goods that travel between the U.S. and Puerto Rico do so on U.S.-flagged vessels. Let’s explain this in brief: The value of U.S. protectionist quotas, taxes, fees and surcharges of ships and ports, which are the most expensive in the world, under this act are transferred to the Puerto Rican consumers, making the merchandise extremely expensive.Denis concludes, “From 1970 to 2010, the Jones Act cost Puerto Rico $29 billion. Projected from 1920 to the present, this cost was equivalent to $75.8 billion. Ironically, this $75.8 billion cost exceeds the amount of the current public debt.” (Latinorebels.com)The Jones Act is but another expression of colonialism. So to solve the debt once and for all, what is essential is the independence of Puerto Rico.¡Viva Puerto Rico Libre! (Long live free Puerto Rico!)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Previous articleProperty Tax Fix For Farmland Looks CertainNext articleSeed Consultants Market Watch 10:49 update with Gary Wilhelmi 12/4/2012 Andy Eubank By Andy Eubank – Dec 3, 2012 Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Nutrient Use Rule the Focus of Area Beef Meetings Beginning this Week Home Indiana Agriculture News Nutrient Use Rule the Focus of Area Beef Meetings Beginning this Week Area beef meetings around Indiana begin this week and some important information will be brought to the state’s cattle producers over the next month. The Indiana Beef Cattle Association teams with Purdue University each year for the meetings and they’ll bring in another organization this year, according to Joe Moore, IBCA Executive Vice President.“It’s our annual opportunity to reach out to our producers and offer them an evening of food and fellowship and educational opportunities. This year we’ve teamed up with the state chemist’s office and we’re going to give the producers some education on this new nutrient use rule that’s going to affect everybody from one cow to however many, and there needs to be some information brought out to the countryside. So we’re looking forward to that and our first meeting is actually Thursday.”That first meeting is at Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center in Butlerville located in Jennings County.Purdue specialists will also present at the ten beef meetings and Moore says they will focus on drought recovery including, “some alternative feedstuffs and how to continue to feed animals without breaking the bank, so to speak.”Advance registration is appreciated but Moore says they hope to see producers even if they decide to come the day of the meeting.“Because we’re serving a meal we do ask people to RSVP so we have an idea of how many meals we need to plan for,” he told HAT. “But certainly if somebody finds out they can make it we’re not going to turn anybody away at the door, that’s for sure.”Meeting dates and locations by area are:*Area 1: Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m., Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center, Butlerville. Register with Ken Salkeld at 812-352-3033 by Dec. 3. Counties in this area are Bartholomew, Brown, Dearborn, Decatur, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland.*Area 2: Jan. 12, 11 a.m., Southern Hills Church, Salem. Register by Jan. 4 with Brad Shelton at 812-883-4601. Counties: Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Lawrence, Orange, Scott and Washington.*Area 3: Jan. 7, 6:30 p.m., Red Wagon Restaurant, Poseyville. Register with Purdue Extension Gibson County at 812-385-3491 by Jan. 4. Counties: Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Martin, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick.*Area 5: Dec. 18, 6:30 p.m., Exhibit Hall, Clay County Fairgrounds, Brazil. Register by Dec. 11 with Jenna Smith at 812-448-9041. Counties: Clay, Greene, Monroe, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo.*Area 6: Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m., Witham Pavilion, Boone County Fairgrounds, Lebanon. Register by Dec. 6 with Ashley Schultz at 317-736-3724. Counties: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan and Shelby.*Area 7: Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m., Kuhlman Center, Wayne County Fairgrounds, Richmond. Register with Purdue Extension Wayne County at 765-932-9281 by Dec. 5. Counties: Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph, Rush, Union and Wayne.*Area 8: Jan. 8, 6:30 p.m., Cass County Fairgrounds, Logansport. Register by Dec. 28 with Purdue Extension Cass County at 574-753-7750. Counties: Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fulton, Grant, Howard, Miami, Tipton and Wabash.*Area 9: Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m., McGraw’s Steakhouse, West Lafayette. Register with Jeff Phillips at 765-474-0793 by Dec. 5. Counties: Benton, Fountain, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Warren and White.*Area 10: Dec. 13, 6 p.m. (CDT), Christo’s Banquet Center, Plymouth. Register by Dec. 7 with Kelly Heckaman at 574-372-2340. Counties: Elkhart, Kosciusko, Lake, LaPorte, Marshall, Porter, St. Joseph and Starke.*Area 11: Jan. 3, 6:30 p.m., Eagles Nest, Columbia City. Register by Dec. 31 with Ed Farris at 260-358-4826. Counties: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley.More information is available by contacting the Indiana Beef Cattle Association at 317-293-2333 or https://www.indianabeef.org.[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/12/12-13-area-beef-meetings.mp3|titles=12-13 area beef meetings]Source: Purdue Ag Communications
The board gave generally positive feedback for the Collegetown proposal but suggested Demarest and the project team think more creatively about the building’s footprint and color scheme while fitting it into the site.Sketch plans for an infill building at 238 Dryden Rd. (Provided sketch plan)Community concerns about East Hill characterBy the time new projects were revealed Tuesday night, the meeting room had emptied but members of the public brought concerns earlier in the evening about projects in East Hill and Fall Creek.At 2 Fountain Place, also known as the former Ithaca College president mansion, Ashleigh and Ryan Zimmerman have been waiting for permission to operate a bed and breakfast there before finalizing their purchase of the property from Ithaca College.Related: Ithaca College president’s mansion set to become B&BThe nine-bedroom mansion served as the Ithaca College president’s home for about 80 years before the college put it on the market. While the Zimmerman’s initial plan to operate a bed and breakfast with 10 guestrooms would have required zoning variances, Tuesday they brought a scaled-back proposal for a four-guestroom bed and breakfast to the board.The mansion at 2 Fountain Place long served as the Ithaca College president’s home. (Provided image) The mansion at 2 Fountain Place long served as the Ithaca College president’s home. (Provided image)Planning Board members raised serious questions about plans for parking, emergency vehicle access and the business’s impact on neighbors, but all but board member Emily Petrina ultimately voted in favor of granting a permit to run the B&B, conditional on word from Ithaca Fire Chief Tom Parsons that plans do not create new emergency access problems.Some neighbors were not satisfied with plans for the B&B, however. Five spoke in opposition to the project at Tuesday’s meeting and about 30 signed a letter to the same effect. Commenters said they worried about increased traffic, parking congestion and noise from short-term guests. Board members said it was regrettable that the Zimmermans had not spoken with neighbors before the meeting to get on the same page.“Everyone would feel better if applicant and neighbors had sat down and had a long conversation before this meeting,” said Garrick Blalock, the board’s public works liaison.The board urged the Zimmermans and architect Jason Demarest to meet with neighbors as the project moves forward, but decided neighbors had not demonstrated that the project violated any conditions of the special use B&B permit.Small Fall Creek project met with some questionsA small residential project from Stavros Stavropoulos at 815-817 N. Aurora St. was met with concerns from neighbors, too, related to maintaining the character of Fall Creek. Three commenters alleged the two proposed two-unit homes would attract high turnover renters and contribute to rising prices for families looking to buy homes in the neighborhood.As at past meetings, the board urged the project’s developer and architect to rethink the siting and design of the homes to better integrate them with the current streetscape and encourage family occupancy.The board heard updates on the large Chain Works District and Falls Park Apartment projects, but actions weren’t on the table for either this month. Both will return in January for further discussion.Featured image: A Tiny Timber home. (Provided by Tiny Timber, LLC) Tagged: development, housing, ithaca, ithaca college, planning board, projects, tiny timber Devon Magliozzi is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] or 607-391-0328. More by Devon Magliozzi Your Economy & Development news is made possible with support from: ITHACA, N.Y. – The City of Ithaca’s Planning and Development Board closed out 2018 with a packed five-hour meeting. While their decision to advance Cornell’s North Campus Residential Expansion without an environmental impact statement drew the biggest crowd, the agenda also covered new projects for West Hill and Collegetown, a contentious bed and breakfast permit decision, and updates on the Chainworks and Falls Park developments.Pocket neighborhood for West HillArchitect Noah Demarest, of STREAM Collaborative, unveiled sketch plans for two new residential projects in West Hill and Collegetown that may sound familiar.The West Hill proposal brings STREAM together again with Tiny Timber to build a pocket neighborhood of owner-occupied homes similar to the Fall Creek Crossing project that’s about to break ground in Varna. The tentatively named “Cottages at West Hill” development would feature Tiny Timber’s signature hemlock homes with footprints under 1,000 square feet and prices under $200,000.About a dozen Tiny Timber homes have been built in Tompkins, with the company’s signature hemlock timber and small-footprint design. (Provided photos) About a dozen Tiny Timber homes have been built in Tompkins, with the company’s signature hemlock timber and small-footprint design. (Provided photos)Related: ‘Tiny Timbers’ planned in Varna – a building project with a bigger take on tiny housesThe site for the project is a vacant six-acre lot off of West Hector Street. Demarest said the team sees opportunities to connect the site to the existing neighborhood and to transit via a network of trails. Preliminary plans include 20 housing units oriented toward each other and linked with pedestrian paths, with parking somewhat hidden at the edge of the site.“We’re trying to create a sense of community through design,” Demarest said.Homes are oriented around each other and footpaths in early sketches of the Cottages at West Hill project. (Provided sketch site plan)Members of the Planning Board said they were enthusiastic about the project, with JoAnn Cornish, the city’s director of planning and development, applauding the effort to bring mid-price owner-occupied housing onto the market. They cautioned, though, that West Hill neighbors might not be so keen on the new construction. Demarest said the project team has been in touch with the area’s Common Council representatives and will seek community input going forward to address neighbors’ concerns. The team expects to bring a formal plan back to the board in January to begin the approval process.Infill apartments proposed for CollegetownMeanwhile, in Collegetown, STREAM is likewise reprising a past project with Visum Development to add a third apartment building at 238 Dryden Rd. The team put up two buildings at 112-114 Summit Ave., known as The Lux Cornell, where rental rates currently start at $1,275 per bed. The proposed infill building will be smaller but similar, with eight 2-BR apartments stacked on four floors and a basement level lounge, spa and amenities space.Related: Gallery: See what’s being built in Collegetown Devon Magliozzi
Kameleon007/iStock(DALLAS) — The family of a man who allegedly gunned down 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso and reportedly told investigators he intended to kill as many Mexicans as he could says he was “influenced and informed by people we do not know.”Patrick Crusius’ relatives released a statement condemning the mass shooting, one of the deadliest in U.S. history, and praising first responders who “intervened to stop the devastation.”“Patrick’s actions were apparently influenced and informed by people we do not know, and from ideas and beliefs that we do not accept or condone, in any way,” the family said in a statement released Tuesday night. “He was raised in a family that taught love, kindness, respect, and tolerance — rejecting all forms of racism, prejudice hatred, and violence. There will never be a moment for the rest of our lives when we will forget each and every victim of this senseless tragedy.”One week after his 21st birthday, Crusius allegedly drove more than 650 miles to El Paso from his suburban Dallas home, allegedly bent on targeting Mexicans, authorities said. El Paso is about five miles from the U.S.-Mexico border.The majority of those killed in the rampage were either Mexican nationals or Mexican-Americans. At least two dozen people were injured in the shooting.The mass shooting came one day before another alleged gunman, identified by police as 24-year-old Connor Betts, killed nine people and wounded dozens more in an entertainment district in Dayton, Ohio. The shooting occurred approximately a week after a gunman killed three people, including two children, at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California.Crusius was arrested shortly after the attack and charged with capital murder. Federal authorities are handling the case as a “domestic terrorism” incident and said they could seek federal hate-crime and weapons charges that carry the death penalty.Investigators say they suspect Crusius is the same person who authored a rambling screed posted on the controversial online message board 8chan before allegedly launching the rampage, saying the massacre was in response to an “invasion” of Hispanics coming across the southern border and railing against the dangers of mass immigration.In their statement, Crusius’ family did not address whether he shared similar anti-immigrant sentiments with them.“Since learning of the events in El Paso this past Saturday morning, we have been and are focused on the lives lost, those struggling in their recovery, and the countless families and friends of those affected by this atrocity,” the family said. “We also know that the destruction Patrick did is not limited to the victims and their families. It touches the entire El Paso and Ciudad Juarez communities, the State of Texas and this country.”They added, “We appreciate, more than words can express, the dedication of those who intervened to stop this devastation – especially the brave men and women in law enforcement, all the other first responders, and ordinary citizens of who courageously rushed to aid those in danger. We likewise wish to thank the medical community who brought to bear all available resources to aid those in desperate need. The selflessness and devotion to total strangers in the face of indescribable suffering is something that we deeply respect and admire.“We issue this statement to reflect our family’s position about what has transpired,” the statement continued. “We do not plan to make further public comment, at this time. Our hope and prayer now is that the collective focus will be with those who are attempting to grieve and heal.”Investigators said Crusius carried out the attack using a 7.62-caliber AK-47 style assault rifle that he legally purchased near his hometown of Allen, Texas.Law enforcement officials told ABC News the suspect cased the Walmart to size up the clientele before leaving the store and allegedly returning with his gun and launching the deadly rampage.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.