Landmarks – Vorotynsk http://vorotynsk.com/ Tue, 30 Aug 2022 06:12:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://vorotynsk.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png Landmarks – Vorotynsk http://vorotynsk.com/ 32 32 Yara signs landmark agreement for offshore CO2 storage https://vorotynsk.com/2022/08/30/yara-signs-landmark-agreement-for-offshore-co2-storage/ Tue, 30 Aug 2022 01:52:50 +0000 https://vorotynsk.com/2022/08/30/yara-signs-landmark-agreement-for-offshore-co2-storage/ Northern Lights CO2 receiving terminal (Northern Lights) Posted on August 29, 2022 9:52 PM by The Maritime Executive Norwegian fertilizer manufacturer Yara has signed the world’s first cross-border CO2 transport and storage agreement with Northern Lights, Norway’s offshore carbon storage project. Both entities are based in Norway, but transport will be cross-border, delivering liquefied CO2 […]]]>

Northern Lights CO2 receiving terminal (Northern Lights)

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Norwegian fertilizer manufacturer Yara has signed the world’s first cross-border CO2 transport and storage agreement with Northern Lights, Norway’s offshore carbon storage project. Both entities are based in Norway, but transport will be cross-border, delivering liquefied CO2 by ship from a Yara plant in the Netherlands to the injection facility at Northern Lights.


From the start of 2025, 800,000 tonnes of pure CO2 will be captured at the Yara Sluiskil plant in the Netherlands, then compressed, liquefied and transported to the northern lights well off Øygarden.


Northern Lights hopes this first-of-its-kind contract will set a standard for other industrial emitters in Europe who wish to consider offshore CO2 storage.


“Yara is our first commercial customer, filling our available capacity at Northern Lights. With this, we are establishing a market for the transport and storage of CO2. From the beginning of 2025, we will ship the first tonnes of CO2 from the Netherlands to Norway. This will demonstrate that CCS is a climate tool for Europe,” said Børre Jacobsen, Managing Director of Northern Lights.


Northern Lights is the transport and storage part of the Norwegian Longship project, which is 80% funded by the Norwegian government. As part of the funding agreement, Northern Lights is to develop a commercial business model and offer its services to the rest of Europe. The company is a JV, equally owned by Equinor, Shell and TotalEnergies.


Yara produces two million tonnes of ammonia per year, making it one of the largest manufacturers in the world. Conventional ammonia is a carbon-intensive product made from natural gas, and Yara’s plant in Heroya is one of Norway’s largest point emitters; the company is planning an electrification project to transition the plant to a zero-emissions future, eliminating approximately 800,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.

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Landmark Miami Restaurant celebrates 50 years https://vorotynsk.com/2022/08/28/landmark-miami-restaurant-celebrates-50-years/ Sun, 28 Aug 2022 07:10:00 +0000 https://vorotynsk.com/2022/08/28/landmark-miami-restaurant-celebrates-50-years/ By CONNIE OGLE, Miami Herald MIAMI (AP) — When it opened 50 years ago, the restaurant with the best view in Miami existed in a different world. The theme was all tiki, all the time. You couldn’t find a trace of sushi or a whole fried fish on the menu. A Mai Tai was the […]]]>

By CONNIE OGLE, Miami Herald

MIAMI (AP) — When it opened 50 years ago, the restaurant with the best view in Miami existed in a different world.

The theme was all tiki, all the time. You couldn’t find a trace of sushi or a whole fried fish on the menu. A Mai Tai was the best accompaniment to your teriyaki steak, and you could order Baked Alaska for dessert. Even Miami’s city skyline, often seen as the star of the show, has grown and changed dramatically over the decades.

But while change is inevitable, longevity is not. He deserves to be commemorated, especially in Miami. So, after many weddings and receptions, parties and dinners and any other type of special event, Rusty Pelican on Key Biscayne celebrates his 50th birthday this month (he’s technically located on Virginia Key, but his address is Key Biscayne) . On Friday, the City of Miami will proclaim August 26, 2022 Rusty Pelican Day and present a Key to the City to John Tallichet, CEO and President of Specialty Restaurants, the restaurant’s parent company.

Rusty Pelican has survived a lot. Devastating fire. Massive industry disruption and changing customer tastes. Some renovations. A city-wide vote on his fate. The Miami International Boat Show’s move to Key Biscayne in 2016 and the controversial decision to move Ultra Music Festival to Key in 2019.

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Through it all, the customers kept coming.

Tallichet says Miami’s skyline has been and still is part of what draws visitors through the Rickenbacker Causeway. His father David opened the restaurant in 1972, and even then diners sometimes paid more attention to the view than to what was on their plates.

“The horizon line is our spectacle,” says Tallichet. “It’s amazing how many towers and buildings have been built over the years. If you want to see Miami from the perspective of how it has changed, this is the best place to see it.

Yet while a million-dollar view and warm feelings of nostalgia are powerful assets, they’re not always enough to keep a restaurant afloat for 50 years. Change is inevitable and necessary, says Tallichet, especially since diners are more concerned about what they’re eating these days.

“It was always a challenge to figure out where you needed to grow to stay current without losing the connection to the past,” he says.

Built on land leased by David Tallichet from the City of Miami, the restaurant began life as a tiki restaurant, but when the idea of ​​themed restaurants fell out of favor, the Tallichets shifted gears and began to move on to a more general seafood restaurant. steak menu. The original building, which played a posh yacht club role in the 1980 comedy “Caddyshack,” burned down in a fire in 1987 and had to be rebuilt. This expansion included event space on the second floor for receptions and parties.

In 2003, a ballot initiative asked voters to approve another major expansion that raised the restaurant’s rent from $48,000 a year to $350,000. Seventy-seven percent of voters approved of the new lease and expansion. In 2011, the restaurant renovated again.

Customers weren’t always a fan of the changes.

“I had people say to me, ‘You killed my favorite restaurant,'” says Tallichet. “But I also liked that old barn wood. It was hard losing him. We were pushed back, but we really miss it too. But in our business, you have to keep things fresh and up to date. What we have today works well; it’s the kind of look that’s timeless and can continue to be improved upon.

The menus also need to change. Now you can still order steak, but the menu leans towards seafood, according to general manager Derrick Badenhorst. Sushi is popular, and there’s a steak and seafood platter for two with whole fried snapper, lobster and prawn risotto, New York strip, and sweet plantain mash. There’s a raw bar with items ranging from shrimp cocktail to ceviche as well as seafood spins to share. The best-selling entree, he says, is sea bass.

The restaurant has also added vegan dishes, and the kitchen also tries to accommodate the finicky tastes of children, says Badenhorst. After all, it is a family restaurant, which attracts different generations.

“We’re not racing to the finish line,” says Badenhorst, who says couples planning a wedding will occasionally confide that their parents and grandparents also had their wedding at the restaurant. “We take it as a long race. We go with what is good for us.

Tallichet acknowledges that the restaurant tends towards proven items.

“We are not a pioneer,” he says. “We want to be relevant to the food scene, but we’re not one to be cutting edge. We want items that people recognize, but when the dish comes out, they say “Wow!” We must have an incredible presentation. It must be a great experience. »

Sous Chef Eddie Mar, who started out as a cook, has worked at Rusty Pelican for over 10 years. His best memory of working at the restaurant was hosting the Miami Boat Show.

“It was the first time that I experienced an event of such magnitude,” he says. “I created a lot of lasting memories working on it.”

Chef Victor Lozier, who has worked at the restaurant for 10 years and enjoys working weekend brunch shifts, says what he loves about Rusty Pelican goes beyond work.

“It’s like working as a family,” he says. “Everyone is pushing themselves to become something bigger. I am so grateful for this experience.

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Indiana Landmarks to Identify Black Heritage Sites – Indianapolis Business Journal https://vorotynsk.com/2022/08/26/indiana-landmarks-to-identify-black-heritage-sites-indianapolis-business-journal/ Fri, 26 Aug 2022 18:00:00 +0000 https://vorotynsk.com/2022/08/26/indiana-landmarks-to-identify-black-heritage-sites-indianapolis-business-journal/ Thanks to a recent $5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. and other financial supports, Indiana Landmarks is expanding its boundaries beyond simple building preservation. Black Heritage Preservation Program Director Eunice Trotter has a lifelong interest in Black history and heritage. (IBJ Photo/Eric Learned) The nonprofit is launching an effort, the Black Heritage Preservation Program, […]]]>

Thanks to a recent $5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. and other financial supports, Indiana Landmarks is expanding its boundaries beyond simple building preservation.

Black Heritage Preservation Program Director Eunice Trotter has a lifelong interest in Black history and heritage. (IBJ Photo/Eric Learned)

The nonprofit is launching an effort, the Black Heritage Preservation Program, which will work to identify, protect and celebrate places of historical significance that may — or may not — include historic structures survivors.

It’s a new angle on preservation for the Indianapolis-based organization, which was founded in 1960. It built its name on its efforts to save endangered structures in the state, ranging from the West Baden Springs Hotel in southern Indiana at Circus Hall. famous in Peru.

Indiana Landmarks established an African American Landmarks Committee in the 1990s, and it has worked to save several important black history sites since then. But now the organization will for the first time have a full-time, paid staff member who will focus specifically on preserving black heritage. Eunice Trotter, Indianapolis historian, writer, and community organizer, begins work at Indiana Landmarks September 1 as program director.

“My first priority is to build relationships and educate the community about preserving black heritage,” Trotter said. “When I ask someone, ‘What is black heritage?’ I got all kinds of answers. And then the next question is, “How do you preserve black heritage? How do you preserve history and heritage when there’s no existing physical space?” »

Trotter, 69, has a lifelong interest in black history and heritage. As a child, she grew up listening to the stories of a cousin who loved genealogy. She then worked in journalism at both The Indianapolis Star and the Indianapolis Recorder. She owned the Recorder from 1987 to 1991 and was inducted into the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame in 2017. She has also worked in public relations and has served on numerous community boards.

Trotter’s award-winning 2021 book, “Black in Indiana,” focused on his great-great-great-great-grandmother Mary Bateman Clark, who won her release from indentured servitude in a court case of 1821 which set the precedents before the Supreme Court of Indiana.

Marsh Davis

But despite her wealth of knowledge, Trotter expects that in her new job, she will have plenty of discoveries to make. “I’m probably going to be inundated with stories and stories that we may not know much about.”

Indiana Landmarks President Marsh Davis is also optimistic. “Hopefully we will discover more places and more importantly learn more about these places that we now have very limited knowledge of.”

Indiana Landmarks established a black landmarks program in the early 1990s, but the new black heritage program “really amplifies that work and brings in a new direction,” Davis said.

Conservators have begun in recent decades to take a broader view of the field of preservation, which had traditionally focused on historically significant structures, Davis said.

“There may not be a building or anything on this site, but the place is still important,” he said. “It’s not always about a building.”

Black structures have been particularly vulnerable to destruction to make way for roads, he said, in the name of urban renewal or for other reasons, but the history associated with a place remains, even if some buildings are not.

He cited the example of Indiana Avenue, where, with the exception of the Madame Walker Legacy Center, evidence of a once thriving black cultural center has mostly disappeared. “Almost all the fabric has been erased – and what we don’t want to do is erase the heritage of this place.”

As part of this expanded understanding, Davis said, curators have come to appreciate not only unique architectural structures, but also “vernacular” structures—everyday, common structures that curators might have previously overlooked. “Even these simple buildings, they make a lot of sense.”

Brent Legacy

This broader understanding is particularly relevant to black history and heritage preservation, as sites related to black history have “often been undervalued and underfunded,” said Brent Leggs, vice president. of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, based in Washington, DC. “So many African American places, for so many reasons, have been lost.”

Leggs is also executive director of the National Trust’s African-American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, which in 2021 provided Indiana Landmarks with a $50,000 grant. This grant helped establish the paid position that Trotter will occupy.

Leggs said black heritage preservation programs are not a new concept. He cited as two examples the African American Heritage Commission of North Carolina, created by the state legislature in 2008 and the WeGOJA Foundation in South Carolina, whose predecessor organization, the South Carolina African American Heritage Foundation, was also founded in 2008.

The concept has gained traction over the past five years or so, he said. “It’s happening from Los Angeles to Indiana to local preservation organizations in Georgia.”

But it’s not as common for organizations to take the plunge as Indiana Landmarks does.

“It’s pretty rare to have a paid position where the person is dedicated full-time to helping communities preserve African-American places,” Leggs said. “It’s an exciting opportunity.”

The Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Vermont Street along the central canal downtown was converted last year into a dual-branded Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton. The 1869 structure originally housed the oldest black church in the city. (IBJ Photo/Eric Learned)

Lilly Endowment communications director Judith Cebula said the Indiana Landmarks grant is a good fit for the “long history of supporting Indianapolis-based arts and culture programs, including black arts and culture programs and organizations.”

Davis said $4 million from the Lilly Endowment grant will be set aside in an endowment for the Black Heritage program and for the full-time position Trotter holds. “It’s not going to be something we have to fundraise every three years. We can, with reasonable confidence, expect this to be a permanent program.

The remaining $1 million is for grants to be distributed over the next five years. Indiana Landmarks is still working out the details, Davis said, but these grants could fund projects such as capital projects, a lecture series and grants to help cover the costs of nominating a site for inclusion. in the National Register of Historic Places.

Trotter also aspires to establish a scholarship program for black students seeking careers in historic preservation.

She very much hopes that these efforts will generate interest that goes far beyond state borders.

“There will be people looking to Indiana to see what we’re doing and how we’re doing it,” Trotter said. “Now we’re not the first to start doing that, by any stretch of the imagination, in terms of focusing on preserving black heritage. But we are one of the first communities to focus on this and fund this. »•

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Lawmakers to review new law authorizing demolition of Palm Beach landmarks https://vorotynsk.com/2022/08/24/lawmakers-to-review-new-law-authorizing-demolition-of-palm-beach-landmarks/ Wed, 24 Aug 2022 17:53:50 +0000 https://vorotynsk.com/2022/08/24/lawmakers-to-review-new-law-authorizing-demolition-of-palm-beach-landmarks/ The lawmaker who sponsored the bill at the Florida House says he wants more information about a change made during a legislative committee review. A Broward County state legislator said he was considering a last-minute change to a bill he introduced that led to a new law allowing some newly listed low-rise homes to be […]]]>


The lawmaker who sponsored the bill at the Florida House says he wants more information about a change made during a legislative committee review.

A Broward County state legislator said he was considering a last-minute change to a bill he introduced that led to a new law allowing some newly listed low-rise homes to be demolished.

State Rep. Chip LaMarca (R-District 93) told the Palm Beach Daily News on Tuesday that he wanted more information about why the Florida House of Representatives Commerce Committee added language regarding demolition permits to the bill. He did not provide details on how he would collect the information.

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Palm Beach officials and conservatives said they were caught off guard by the law, which passed the Florida legislature unanimously and took effect July 1.

The law removes barriers for homeowners applying for demolition permits if their homes are at high risk of flooding.

But it also prevents local authorities from protecting newly listed homes from demolition if their owners have not consented to the landmark designation during the review process. The law applies to homes that were spotted after Jan. 1 of this year in one of three flood zones specified on the FEMA map, which encompass all of Palm Beach.

The law only targets homes in which the “lowest finished floor elevation” is “at or below the base flood elevation,” as defined in the state building code. or a local ordinance, whichever is greater.

That criteria applies to many older homes in Palm Beach, according to city officials.

In Palm Beach, a historic designation has long prevented a home from being demolished or major alterations to exterior walls made without permission from the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

LaMarca said he wanted to know more about the ramifications of the new law for municipalities such as Palm Beach and their programs to protect historic buildings from demolition.

But he said he generally guards against local authorities taking too “bigger” an approach to telling landlords what they can do “with their own property”.

Landlord consent is a critical factor, said LaMarca, who lives in Lighthouse Point and whose district represents coastal areas and other parts of Broward County.

Bill’s genesis was to help streamline the building code

LaMarca has read media reports about the law, he said, including an August 14 Daily News article that looked specifically at how the law affects Palm Beach’s landmark preservation process. Miami Beach and Coral Gables also have programs to protect historic properties.

LaMarca’s Bill 426 — and an identical version in the Florida Senate sponsored by 9th District State Senator Jason Brodeur — were part of a larger package of building code reforms. Brodeur, whose 9th District represents Seminole County and parts of Volusia County, did not respond to Daily News requests for comment.

The genesis of his legislation, LaMarca said, was to streamline the process of inspecting buildings and issuing certificates of completion for building projects.

House Bill 423 came out of the Commerce Committee on February 24. Lawmakers passed the legislation in March and it was signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis at the end of May.

LaMarca would have welcomed feedback from interested parties during the legislative process, he said, and would be willing to “meet with building officials or anyone else to discuss their concerns” about the new law.

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Since the establishment of the Palm Beach Historic Program in the late 1970s, the City Council has granted some 350 historic designations.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission is responsible for reviewing eligible properties and making recommendations to City Council regarding proposed designations. An owner’s consent has never been required for a historic property to gain landmark status, and that position has withstood legal challenges, City Attorney John Randolph said.

At last week’s landmarks board meeting, Randolph, city officials and conservators discussed the new law and its effects.

Director of Planning, Zoning and Construction Wayne Bergman told the commission that he had read an early draft of Bill 423 that made no mention of the demolition permit change and that he had was shocked at how the bill changed once it became law.

“I don’t usually edit things out, but I will say that in my opinion this is a badly crafted and flawed law and continues to take ‘home rule’ out of the city,” Bergman said, making reference to a long-established concept of government that maintains local officials are best equipped to know what is best for their own communities.

Will the owners of monuments feel “pressure” not to demolish the houses?

Bergman and Randolph told the commission Aug. 17 that the new law does not prohibit the city from continuing to build landmark homes and from approving renovations at those properties.

But a new assignment can no longer prevent an owner who has not consented to it from razing a low house at risk of flooding.

“I don’t know what percentage of people (would want to) demolish a (historic) building,” Randolph said, adding that the new law does not apply to multi-family or commercial buildings.

Commissioner Patrick Segraves said he would expect some homeowners are likely to feel “pressure” from the community not to demolish their iconic homes.

Commissioners generally agreed that with the new law in effect, the commission should immediately focus on finding historic designations for low houses. Instead, the council should consider designating commercial buildings as well as historic homes that do not violate flood risk guidelines.

Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach President and CEO Amanda Skier said Monday that owners of low-rise historic homes may have other flood mitigation options available to them rather than demolition. Options could include sealing the crawl space under a house or installing water drainage systems, she said.

Earlier this month, the city council authorized Mayor Danielle Moore to write a response to state officials expressing the city’s concerns about the new legislation. On Tuesday, Randolph said the response was still in the works.

Randolph acknowledged that the new law caught him and other city officials off guard.

“It may very well have been included in some information (that the city received),” Randolph said, “but for some reason we weren’t made aware of it or it wasn’t brought forward. to our attention.”

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Darrell Hofheinz is a reporter for the USA TODAY Network of Florida who writes about Palm Beach real estate in his weekly “Beyond the Hedges” column. It welcomes advice on real estate news on the island. E-mail dhofheinz@pbdailynews.com, call (561) 820-3831 or tweet @PBDN_Hofheinz. Help support our journalism. Subscribe today.

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Herschel Walker: GOP Senate candidate hits out at landmark climate bill, asking ‘don’t we have enough trees?’ https://vorotynsk.com/2022/08/22/herschel-walker-gop-senate-candidate-hits-out-at-landmark-climate-bill-asking-dont-we-have-enough-trees/ Mon, 22 Aug 2022 22:59:37 +0000 https://vorotynsk.com/2022/08/22/herschel-walker-gop-senate-candidate-hits-out-at-landmark-climate-bill-asking-dont-we-have-enough-trees/ Herschel Walker, the Republican nominee in the widely watched Senate race in Georgia, criticized the climate and health care bill recently passed by Democrats. Mr Walker, a former University of Georgia running back and Heisman Trophy winner, criticized the Cut Inflation Act, which President Joe Biden signed into law last week. His opponent, incumbent Democratic […]]]>

Herschel Walker, the Republican nominee in the widely watched Senate race in Georgia, criticized the climate and health care bill recently passed by Democrats.

Mr Walker, a former University of Georgia running back and Heisman Trophy winner, criticized the Cut Inflation Act, which President Joe Biden signed into law last week.

His opponent, incumbent Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock, voted for the bill, although his proposal to cap the price of insulin for privately insured people died because Republicans raised a point of order to remove it from the bill. law Project. The legislation passed along party lines, with all 50 Democrats voting for it and Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie.

But Mr Walker criticized the legislation at a Republican Jewish Committee event.

“They keep trying to make you think they’re helping you,” he said. “But they are not. Because a lot of money goes to trees. Don’t we have enough trees here?

Under the climate aspect of the legislation, $150 million will be spent on “urban forests” to plant trees in cities.

But Mr Walker’s words were not the first time he had made bizarre remarks about the climate crisis. In June he was filmed criticizing the Green New Deal, saying it would spend “millions and billions of dollars to clean up our good air”.

“Since we don’t control the air, our good air has decided to float towards China’s bad air. So when China receives our good air, its bad air must move,” he said. “So it’s moving to our good airspace. So now we have to clean up this save, while they mess up ours.

Most polls show Mr Warnock, who won a special election last year, slightly ahead of Mr Walker. Even if the race has tightened in recent months.

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Landmarks, new starts and no-shows: Super Eagles Premier League roundup https://vorotynsk.com/2022/08/20/landmarks-new-starts-and-no-shows-super-eagles-premier-league-roundup/ Sat, 20 Aug 2022 20:16:05 +0000 https://vorotynsk.com/2022/08/20/landmarks-new-starts-and-no-shows-super-eagles-premier-league-roundup/ It was a mixed Saturday of European league football for the Super Eagles stars, with some players recording their first starts of the season while others made new achievements. Super Eagles Premier League record Everton v Nottingham Forest Alex Iwobi continued his strong vein of form as he played his 100th game for Everton. The […]]]>

It was a mixed Saturday of European league football for the Super Eagles stars, with some players recording their first starts of the season while others made new achievements.

Super Eagles Premier League record

Everton v Nottingham Forest

Alex Iwobi continued his strong vein of form as he played his 100th game for Everton. The former Arsenal midfielder had a perfect first half winning duels and completing his clashes.

He is currently dubbed Everton’s best player ‘by a country mile’ and his fans are in awe of his quality.

As the match ended 1-1 against Nottingham Forest who had Taiwo Awoniyi feature for 63 minutes, Iwobi impressed.

Emmanuel Dennis did not feature in the game at all as he was on the bench for the duration of the game.


Leicester v Southampton

Leicester started the season struggling, losing their second consecutive game in three. The Foxes have now managed one out of nine.

Southampton had Joe Aribo involved for 88 minutes while Wilfred Ndidi was involved for the duration of the match. Aribo took a yellow card for simulation in the game.

Kelechi Iheanacho came on in the 76th minute for Harvey Barnes as Aribo tasted their first Premier League win after three games.

Brentford lost 3-2 at Fulham in a London derby but did not name Frank Onyeka in the team on Saturday. The former FC Ebedei midfielder was on the bench from start to finish.

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Prince William issues emotional statement against ‘insidious crime’ after historic triumph | royal | New https://vorotynsk.com/2022/08/18/prince-william-issues-emotional-statement-against-insidious-crime-after-historic-triumph-royal-new/ Thu, 18 Aug 2022 23:04:55 +0000 https://vorotynsk.com/2022/08/18/prince-william-issues-emotional-statement-against-insidious-crime-after-historic-triumph-royal-new/ A 49-year-old man has been sentenced to 63 months in prison in the US for conspiracy to traffic in horns and ivory worth over $7m (£5.9m ) acquired through the illegal poaching of 35 rhinos and 100 elephants. Prince William, founder of United for Wildlife, which aims to prevent traffickers from transporting, funding or profiting […]]]>

A 49-year-old man has been sentenced to 63 months in prison in the US for conspiracy to traffic in horns and ivory worth over $7m (£5.9m ) acquired through the illegal poaching of 35 rhinos and 100 elephants. Prince William, founder of United for Wildlife, which aims to prevent traffickers from transporting, funding or profiting from illegal wildlife products, released a statement following the ruling.

He hailed the “coordinated international response” against the fight against the illegal wildlife trade, describing the decision as a “significant victory and a historic affair”.

William insisted it is further proof that tools are available to “combat this insidious crime and is testament to the power of international collaboration”.

The Duke of Cambridge said: “Today’s sentencing shows what is possible when a coordinated international response is implemented against the illegal wildlife trade, and why it is essential.

“This is an important victory and a landmark affair.

“For more than a decade, its complexity has been expertly managed by a global alliance of international law enforcement agencies, governments, NGOs and private sector organizations, including a number of brilliant United for Wildlife Partners.

“This is further proof that we have the tools to fight this insidious crime and speaks to the power of international collaboration.

“I want to commend everyone involved for their meticulous planning and determination to pursue justice.

“Thanks to their perseverance, hundreds of endangered animals and the communities that live alongside them have been protected, sending the strongest possible message that together we can defeat the illegal wildlife trade.”

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U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said, “Protecting endangered wildlife and natural resources remains a critical and important priority for my office.

“Today’s sentencing demonstrates that those responsible for decimating the world’s populations of endangered and threatened animals protected by international agreements will face grave consequences.

“This case also illustrates our commitment, together with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration, to work with our international partners to arrest and bring to justice in U.S. court those who commit these serious crimes abroad. “

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Bank of Industry completes landmark new €1 billion deal https://vorotynsk.com/2022/08/15/bank-of-industry-completes-landmark-new-e1-billion-deal/ Mon, 15 Aug 2022 15:05:43 +0000 https://vorotynsk.com/2022/08/15/bank-of-industry-completes-landmark-new-e1-billion-deal/ The Bank of Industry (BoI) has announced the conclusion of a landmark €1 billion senior secured loan facility to further strengthen its ability to deliver on its mandate, in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s economic diversification agenda. According to the bank, the mandated lead arrangers (IMLA) and initial underwriters for the senior phase of the […]]]>

The Bank of Industry (BoI) has announced the conclusion of a landmark €1 billion senior secured loan facility to further strengthen its ability to deliver on its mandate, in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s economic diversification agenda.

According to the bank, the mandated lead arrangers (IMLA) and initial underwriters for the senior phase of the transaction, led and coordinated by Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) and Standard Chartered Bank, include Abso Bank Limited (acting through its Corporate and Investment Banking division); First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC; FirstRand Bank Limited (London Branch), acting through its Rand Merchant Bank division; Moshreqbonk PSC, Nedbank Limited, London Branch; and SMBC Bank International Plc.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is the Agent Bank.

“A syndicate of financial institutions organized by IMLA has expressed strong interest in participating in the general phase of the syndication underway, and BOI has the option to increase the size of the facility up to 1.5 billion euros after general syndication,” the bank said.

“The deal is quite unique and the first of its kind by a financial institution in Nigeria, both in terms of size and structure.

“The structure of the transaction leverages AFC’s strong investment grade credit rating (rated A3 with a stable outlook by Moody’s) to wrap and enhance BoI credit, thereby benefiting from favorable terms that would not otherwise be not available, especially in these highly volatile markets.
“The pricing, at 3 months Euribor (floored at zero) + 1.65% per year, is the result of this innovative structuring.

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Commenting on the deal, the bank’s managing director, Kayode Pitan, said: “At a time when international financial markets are closed to many borrowers and capital is prohibitively expensive, thanks to this transaction structure innovative and AFC-guaranteed, BOI was not only able to raise cash but also to diversify its funding sources and attract new lenders.
This is the fifth time that BOI has successfully raised funds in international markets since 2018. With the closing of this transaction, the total funds raised by the bank from 2018 to date exceeds $5 billion.

“The proceeds of this agreement, as in our previous ones, will be used to provide much-needed medium to long-term financing to Nigerian MSMEs and large corporates with bankable transactions at affordable Naira interest rates,” Pitan said.
Between 2015 and 2021, the Bank of Industry, with the support of its various stakeholders, has disbursed over N1.2 trillion to 4,205,920 businesses, creating over 9,048,444 million direct jobs and estimated indirect.

“The Board of Directors, Management and all staff of the Bank would like to express their deep appreciation for the unwavering support of our majority shareholders – the Federal Ministry of Finance Incorporated and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). We also express our deep gratitude to the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning and our parent ministry, the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment. The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the CBN Board of Governors have supported the BoI by providing full collateral to facilitate the AFC guarantee and 100% currency swap to mitigate currency risk,” the statement read.

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How to explore ancient monuments with Yorescape https://vorotynsk.com/2022/08/13/how-to-explore-ancient-monuments-with-yorescape/ Sat, 13 Aug 2022 18:00:00 +0000 https://vorotynsk.com/2022/08/13/how-to-explore-ancient-monuments-with-yorescape/ Tools like Google Earth and Street View are great fun. They allow you to see familiar places from new perspectives and allow you to virtually visit all new places. But if you really want to experience the world, you’ll want to go back in time – and the programs mentioned can’t do that. Flyover Zone […]]]>

Tools like Google Earth and Street View are great fun. They allow you to see familiar places from new perspectives and allow you to virtually visit all new places. But if you really want to experience the world, you’ll want to go back in time – and the programs mentioned can’t do that.

Flyover Zone is a “virtual tourism company” that digitally reconstructs world history sites in 360-degree virtual environments. They’ve been there for a while now, but a platform and app system called Yorescape collects all of their content and publishes it in one place.


How to get started with Yorescape

To use Yorescape, you need to create an account, which is quick, easy, and free. Simply create a username and password and provide an email. If you’re comfortable with your desk, that’s fine; you can stream Yorescape content to desktop through your browser without any app downloads.

However, if you want to view Yorescape on a mobile device, you will need a light app download.

To download: Yorescape for Android | iOS (Free)


Aside from hardware portability, there are no clear advantages to using the mobile app over the desktop version. It would be cool if moving your phone or walking around while holding it helped you navigate immersive spaces, but it doesn’t work that way. But we’ll talk more about using Yorescape in a bit.

Another quick note on how not to use Yorescape. It is not compatible with immersive web browsers like the Oculus browser. As cool as dropping into a virtual version of Athens in VR, it’s not (yet) possible.

Where to go first?

At the time of writing in August 2022, there are nine “tours” you can take virtually with Yorescape:

  • The Acropolis in Athens
  • Rome, with comprehensive Pantheon and Forum tours
  • The temples of Baalbek
  • Hadrian’s Villa Stadium Garden
  • The Red Chapel of Hatshepsut and the Tomb of Ramses in Egypt
  • Tenochtitlan in Mesoamerica

Note that each of these virtual tours consists of several 360 degree scenes called “stops”. For example, the Forum has 77 stops. Each stop is a 360-degree photo or virtually reconstructed environment accompanied by an audio tour provided by an expert on the time and place you have chosen to learn.

Don’t be intimidated by the number of stops. While it’s true that most tours last between one and three hours, most stops only last a few minutes. Yorescape keeps track of which ones you’ve visited, so it’s easy to pick up a tour where you left off if you don’t have time to complete it all in one sitting.

How to use the platform

Once logged in, all available tours are represented by thumbnails on an easy-to-use homepage. If you have current visits, these appear at the top. Tours are grouped by their location in the world. For example, tours to Egypt are grouped together, and so are tours to Rome.


When you see a tile you’re interested in, select it to open a brief description. If this is the tour you want to take, select Start the virtual tour. Remember that you can run multiple tours at the same time and there is no penalty for starting a tour and not completing it. So, it should be a fairly stress-free decision.

All locations have an introductory stop. The narrator introduces himself and gives some basic information about the location and type of information covered.

Click and drag with your mouse or trackpad to navigate scenes, or simply swipe on a mobile device. You can also zoom in and out by pinching the touchpad or phone screen, or with the scroll wheel of a mouse. You’re stationary in each scene, so you don’t have to worry about navigation tools.

If you are on Desk, wiggle your mouse, or brush your trackpad to show menu icons in a scene. On a mobile device, just tap the screen.

Menu icons allow you to change your settings, exit the scene, access additional information, view time intervals, and jump to different scenes in the tour. There are a few other things you can do, but we’ll stick to these basic commands to get started.

Settings

From the icon toolbar at the top of the screen, select the gear icon to open the settings menu. From here you can change the menu and broadcast languages. You can also turn subtitles on and off and change the subtitle language.

You can also change the streaming quality to improve graphics performance or compromise graphics performance to reduce latency on a metered connection. Finally, you can toggle a disturbing content warning. Because sometimes history can be uncomfortable.

Map

Click on the map icon to see the full tour map. This puts different parts of the tour in a different visual context, but it’s also how you navigate between scenes in a tour. The scenes are numbered so you can watch them in the suggested order, but you can also skip if certain areas and ideas interest you more than others.

Information

Click on the I to access more information about an individual scene. This includes textual information, but also additional photographs and other media. When the tour guide mentions this content, it will say so. However, you should still check the information section for each section; this will ensure you get everything.

Time lapse

Some scenes have a special button in the upper right corner with others. It looks like stars, and by tapping on it, it runs a time lapse. These moving interactions transform a scene from a modern photograph into a digitally rendered historical reconstruction and back again.

More to explore with Yorescape

There is much more to do and see with Yorescape. Hopefully that’s all you need to start exploring some of the world’s greatest historic sites in new and exciting ways. Even if you can’t travel somewhere in real life and weren’t born in their prime era of use, you shouldn’t miss the experience altogether.

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Mountain-Centric Brokerage Steps Up Front Range Expansion https://vorotynsk.com/2022/08/11/mountain-centric-brokerage-steps-up-front-range-expansion/ Thu, 11 Aug 2022 23:25:02 +0000 https://vorotynsk.com/2022/08/11/mountain-centric-brokerage-steps-up-front-range-expansion/ Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate LLC, a residential real estate brokerage firm born and raised in Colorado’s mountain communities, continues its recent expansion into Front Range markets with the acquisition of legacy boutique Boulder Valley Colorado Landmark Realtors (a trade name for Colorado Landmark- Immeuble Multiprop inc.). The buyer, which owns brokerages in locales […]]]>

Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate LLC, a residential real estate brokerage firm born and raised in Colorado’s mountain communities, continues its recent expansion into Front Range markets with the acquisition of legacy boutique Boulder Valley Colorado Landmark Realtors (a trade name for Colorado Landmark- Immeuble Multiprop inc.).

The buyer, which owns brokerages in locales including Aspen, Vail, Breckenridge and most recently Denver, is absorbing a four-decade-old company with operations in Boulder, Louisville and Niwot.

“Slifer Smith & Frampton has had a keen interest in the Boulder Valley since we began expanding our Front Range operations in 2021,” SSF CEO Jason Cole said in a statement. “We weren’t actively looking to acquire, but ultimately it came down to Colorado Landmark agents and our collective commitment to being stewards of our communities. This partnership truly unites our mountain and urban communities and allows us to continue to be the (#1) Independent Real Estate Broker in Colorado for years to come.

The terms of the contract are not disclosed.

The new Colorado Landmark Realtors agency will now carry the Colorado Landmark Team brand at Slifer Smith & Frampton.

“After 45 years at the helm of Colorado Landmark, this decision was organic and natural,” Colorado Landmark founder Joel Ripmaster said in a prepared statement. “Slifer Smith & Frampton has set the benchmark for real estate in Colorado, but more importantly, our values ​​are perfectly aligned: a focus on our people and our communities. This relationship enables our brokers to do business as they always have – as independent brokers – and with a powerful locally owned and operated network behind them.

“Landmark’s existing brokers will join the new company; Landmark and Slifer aimed to retain all brokers,” the newly combined company told BizWest in an email.

This includes Joel Ripmaster, who is the head broker at Boulder Valley, and his daughter Orly Ripmaster, who is now president of the Front Range market.

“Slifer Smith & Frampton has a support staff of over 100 people dedicated to supporting its brokers – which will now include the Landmark team – including support staff, licensed assistants, branch brokers, specialists online marketing and media, technical support staff and in-house closing experts,” the company told BizWest. “In addition, SSF is a founding member of Forbes Global Properties, a resource for luxury home buyers and sellers and a new curated consumer marketplace that directly connects discerning buyers to the world’s finest homes. Landmark will now be part of this association and will be able to market its properties through the Forbes Global Properties website, newsletters, advertising and editorial channels.

Slifer Smith & Frampton has two Front Range offices in Denver.

“There are no immediate additional expansion plans at this time, but we are excited to really build a Front Range footprint and continue to expand this footprint in the coming years which is focused on organic growth. based on great people,” SSF told BizWest.

This article was first published by BizWest, an independent news agency, and is published under a license agreement. © 2022 BizWestMedia LLC.

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