Monaco property – AAI Monaco http://aaimonaco.org/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 10:55:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://aaimonaco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-23-150x150.png Monaco property – AAI Monaco http://aaimonaco.org/ 32 32 What’s coming? The week ahead in France https://aaimonaco.org/whats-coming-the-week-ahead-in-france/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 10:55:21 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/whats-coming-the-week-ahead-in-france/ Medical analysis laboratories on strike Workers at French testing labs have been called to strike for at least three days from today (November 14) over a dispute with the government over test tariffs. This strike will be “renewable” and means that no tests, such as blood tests or PCR, will be carried out in nine […]]]>

Medical analysis laboratories on strike

Workers at French testing labs have been called to strike for at least three days from today (November 14) over a dispute with the government over test tariffs.

This strike will be “renewable” and means that no tests, such as blood tests or PCR, will be carried out in nine out of 10 French laboratories.

In the event of an emergency, patients will be directed to clinical or hospital settings, which will remain open, said the Alliance of Medical Biology (ABM).

This union represents 90% of laboratory biologists and participation in the strike is expected to be significant.

The profession has been protesting for a month against the social security financing bill (social security finance bill), which is being debated in the Senate.

This bill includes a measure requiring testing laboratories to reduce their prices for common types of tests, except for Covid. The government justified this by arguing that laboratory revenues have increased in recent years due to the Covid pandemic.

The State thus aims to save 250 million euros in 2023, an objective which has angered the laboratories.

It then appeared that the savings that testing laboratories are now expected to achieve will increase to €280 million in 2023 and €332 million per year between 2024 and 2026.

Read more: Medical analysis laboratories on three-day strike in France

Government fuel rebate decreases

French motorists have until tomorrow evening (November 15) to take advantage of the government’s 30 cents per liter fuel rebate.

Starting Wednesday (November 16), this rebate will be reduced to 10 cents per litre, and then phased out completely after December 31.

TotalEnergies’ 20 cents per liter rebate on fuel at its service stations will also be reduced to 10 cents per liter from Wednesday.

Residence tax deadlines

If you still pay housing tax in your main residence this year, you should have received your invoice, either in your personal online tax space – with an e-mail informing you that it is ready if you have opted for “all online” – and/or by Postal route.

Read more: The deadline for housing tax is approaching in France: who still pays?

Those (usually second home owners) with payment deadlines in December should have their notice this week and hard copies will arrive this month.

If you are not paying online, but rather by cash, check, card or TIP Sepa payment, you have until tomorrow November 15 for invoices payable in November.

If you pay online or via the impots.gouv.fr application, you have until November 20. The money will come out of your account on November 25. Direct debits will be made on the same date.

Since 2019, all invoices over €300 must be paid online.

Announcement on France’s energy policy

On Wednesday, the government will make an announcement on its energy consumption policy before the National Assembly.

A debate on the subject will follow, but no vote.

A march for the murdered Lola, 12 years old

Also on Wednesday, a march will take place in Paris in tribute to Lola, the 12-year-old girl murdered in the capital on October 14.

Read more: Lola murder suspect, 12: what is an OQTF order to leave France?

The body of Lola, who lived in a building in the 19th arrondissement with her family, was found in a discarded plastic trunk near her building after she failed to return from school that day.

She had been injured but police found she had died of cardiorespiratory failure “with signs of asphyxiation and cervical compression”.

A 24-year-old woman, named Dahbia B., is accused of committing his murder and rape as well as acts of torture. She is being held in Fresnes prison, south of Paris.

Trial for the accidental hunting death of Morgan Keane

On Thursday (November 17), two people will stand trial for the death of Morgan Keane, a 25-year-old Frenchman who was hit in his garden by a stray bullet fired by a hunter on December 2, 2020.

Read more: Trial date set for French hunter after man shot in garden

Mr Keane was chopping wood on his property, 100 yards from his home in Calvignac, Lot, when he was killed.

Both the hunter who fired the bullet and the organizer of the hunt will be tried for manslaughter during a hunt, punishable by three years in prison, a fine of €75,000, a ban on possession of a weapon fire of five years and permanent withdrawal. of his hunting license.

Public prosecutor’s lawyer Benoît Coussy said that “a number of factual elements attest that the hunter who shot [the bullet] may have been fully aware by his hunting companions of the presence of two boys [Mr Keane and his brother Rowan] in the two hours preceding the tragedy.

Mr Keane’s death has sparked outrage across France, with a march organized in his honor and a group of his friends launching a petition – ‘Un jour, un chasseur’ – calling for stricter safety rules and two days without hunting per week.

Read more: Hundreds join march in honor of Frenchman shot dead by hunter

Read more: Friends of man killed by hunters fight to change French law

This petition garnered the 100,000 signatures needed for a Senate debate on the issue, and 40 different hearings with organizations and individuals have taken place over the course of that year.

A report on these testimonies was published this month, with recommendations to improve training practices and more effectively prevent people from hunting while intoxicated.

However, the group One Day a Hunter criticized the report, saying it rejects almost all of the measures called for in the original petition, even though they are “supported by an overwhelming majority of rural people”.

Last exceptional back-to-school bonus payments

Since September 15, the government has been paying exceptional back-to-school bonuses to help low-income households cope with the rising cost of living.

The aid amounts to €100, to which an additional €50 is added for each dependent child. Some 10.8 million households receiving state allowances or study grants were to benefit.

On November 15, the last group of beneficiaries – people who benefit from the activity bonus for low-income workers – will receive their payment but it will be for a reduced amount. They will receive €28, plus €14 for each dependent child.

Beaujolais Nouveau Day

At 12:01 a.m. on the third Thursday in November – November 17 this year – over a million cases of Beaujolais wine begin their journey across France, and a race begins to get the first bottles to markets around the world.

Beaujolais Nouveau is different from other French wines in that it is drunk almost immediately after harvest and is known for its unpretentious cheerfulness.

It is sold in 110 countries around the world and Beaujolais Nouveau Day is marked by fireworks, music and festivals.

Monaco National Day

The Principality of Monaco has close ties with France and it may be of interest that Saturday November 19 marks Monaco’s National Day, also known as the Sovereign Prince’s Day and usually celebrated with fireworks over the port. the night before.

Monegasque residents hang flags from their windows and the Prince and his family make an appearance at the Palace.

This holiday is an opportunity to witness the splendor of Monegasque tradition, the Knights of Malta wearing their uniforms and their medals during mass at Saint-Nicolas Cathedral.

100th anniversary of the death of Marcel Proust

Friday (November 18) marks 100 years to the day since the death of famous French novelist and essayist Marcel Proust.

Proust is best known for his novel In Search of Lost Time (In search of lost time or the memory of things past). The work was published in seven volumes between 1913 and 1927, and has approximately 3,200 pages, with 2,000 characters.

Proust died before he could complete the final volumes, so they were edited and published posthumously by his brother Robert.

Francophonie Summit

Saturday will see the kick-off of the Francophone Summit in Djerba (Tunisia).

These summits are held once every two years and bring together the Heads of State of the International Organization of La Francophonie.

They will address a range of topics such as the global economy, human rights, education, culture and democracy, and how the Francophonie is orienting itself in this global context.

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A Russian oligarch and art collector creates a Bond-style lair on a Greek island https://aaimonaco.org/a-russian-oligarch-and-art-collector-creates-a-bond-style-lair-on-a-greek-island/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 15:17:40 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/a-russian-oligarch-and-art-collector-creates-a-bond-style-lair-on-a-greek-island/ Over the past few months, around 400 local construction workers have tirelessly developed a resort on the private Greek island of Skorpios. Once inhabited by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the island is now owned by Russian oligarch and art collector Dmitry Rybolovlev, who has been embroiled in one of the art world’s most bitter court cases […]]]>

Over the past few months, around 400 local construction workers have tirelessly developed a resort on the private Greek island of Skorpios. Once inhabited by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the island is now owned by Russian oligarch and art collector Dmitry Rybolovlev, who has been embroiled in one of the art world’s most bitter court cases over the years. last seven years.

Workers arrive in Skorpios by boat from Lefkada, their phones confiscated so they cannot photograph anything. Round-the-clock surveillance by security cameras and snipers prevents intruders from crossing. Only one cruise ship is allowed to dock on a small public beach, but only when the Rybolovlev family is not around.

Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev © Francknataf

Plans to transform the island into a luxury resort were first announced in 2019, when it was revealed that Rybolovlev’s company, Mykinai SA, would build a small 12-room beach hotel and nine properties in across the island. There are also plans for a helicopter landing strip, a marina for super-yachts, a football field (Rybolovlev owns AS Monaco), stables and a carousel for 30 horses, tennis courts, restaurants and spa facilities. Once the resort opens in 2024, no more than 50 guests at a time will have to pay $1 million each per week.

Yet the reality is more James Bond than Four Seasons. Accessible only by boat or helicopter, the isolated island is almost medieval in its fortress scale. There is a drawbridge connecting the nearest public island of Lefkada to Preveza, which is home to the only airport nearby. There is also a long-standing oligarchy culture among the surrounding group of islands. When Aristotle Onassis purchased Skorpios in 1963 for the inflated equivalent of $12,500, he imported his own sand and trees. Greek shipowner Panagiotis Tsakos owns the tiny uninhabited island of Atokos, and just 1,000 people live on Meganisi, including Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, who also reportedly bid for Skorpios against Giorgio Armani and Bill Gates in 2013. But Rybolovlev bought a 99-year lease on Skorpios for $150 million that year, from Onassis’ last grandson, Athina Onassis. Rybolovlev bought neighboring Sparta for an additional $30 million.

Local tour guide Jane Flinders, from the cruise ship M/S Christina, was quick to notice that Athina does not speak Greek and has only visited the island twice. Also, with no known descendants, no member of the Onassis family will remain to reclaim the island from the Rybolovlev family at the end of the lease.

Approval of the construction project – designed by the Norwegian company Snøhetta – took many years and government agencies, with a focus on job creation and environmental preservation. In 2014, Rybolovlev also donated an €80,000 state-of-the-art ambulance to Lefkada Hospital, along with other generous donations to the city and port police to show their support. There has been controversy over the banning of boat passage, but a compromise has been reached that the island trail will only be closed when visiting prominent political figures. The issue was fully resolved when the focus shifted to investing in the region.

The island is said to aim to be completely self-sufficient. It has an electricity generator, water treatment and first aid facilities, with a farm that produces fruit, vegetables, wine and olive oil. Another key selling point is the promise that, in the words of Flinders, “hotels and villas are also built as much as possible underground and covered with trees, so as not to spoil the green beauty of Skorpios”.

Giant panic room or “island of art”?

But between land clearing and tree felling for construction, water deepening and dredging that clears the seabed for yachts and an artificial lake, there is a hint that perhaps the environment n is not the top priority. Could the priority be safety and security rather than aesthetics? If the buildings are underground, no one would know where they are. No aerial view would be seen by any intruders. It’s like the whole design is a panic room.

A rendering of the development plan for the island of Skorpios, which has been approved by the Central Archaeological Council Courtesy of the Greek Ministry of Environment

A number of reports claimed that Skorpios would be an “art island”. Spokespersons for Rybolovlev denied this, saying it was a misunderstanding at a press conference. The Greek newspaper Kathimerini dared that the pink villa of Onassis would be transformed into a museum. However, it was reported in 2019 that some of Rybolovlev’s art was stored underground at the Neocleous Tower in Cyprus, while 12 members of Rybolovlev’s team were stationed at Madura Holding, also in Cyprus. It remains to be seen if the art would be moved from underground installations to new ones on Skorpios.

Despite his Russian nationality, Rybolovlev is currently unsanctioned, meaning he has the ability to build relatively openly, but the rapid pace of construction still underscores just how precarious things are for anyone with connections. with the region. His superyachts are not allowed to enter Greek territory because of his Russian nationality.

Tellingly, until construction was completed, Rybolovlev spokesman Sergei Chernitsyn reportedly said Lefkada Press that, when visiting the island, Rybolovlev prefers to sleep on his yacht.

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Buy LSU v Alabama VIP tickets for $1,800! https://aaimonaco.org/buy-lsu-v-alabama-vip-tickets-for-1800/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 22:36:09 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/buy-lsu-v-alabama-vip-tickets-for-1800/ Falling into the category of “things I will never splurge on in my life on this Earth” will be a single VIP ticket to this Saturday’s LSU game as they host Alabama. Average ticket prices for this game in the upper upper section are $160 plus or minus a few dollars via Stubhub.com. However, me […]]]>

Falling into the category of “things I will never splurge on in my life on this Earth” will be a single VIP ticket to this Saturday’s LSU game as they host Alabama. Average ticket prices for this game in the upper upper section are $160 plus or minus a few dollars via Stubhub.com. However, me being the crazy one, I decided to go for the most expensive seats in the house and see what I could get with my monthly salary here at the radio station.

Section 565, Row 1 is the “next level club” according to StubHub. With your purchase, you get a true VIP pass, VIP lounge access, private VIP bar access, unlimited food, unlimited soft drinks and stunning views of the pitch. I actually found a cool 3d render of Tiger Stadium on seat3d.com and was able to show the view of your $1800 seats. It’s tempting, but I think I’d rather pay rent and get groceries instead.

In case you’re wondering like me, those same seats for the UAB Blazers in November are dropping to $540 each. I realize the game isn’t quite as cool, but that’s a hell of a price jump!

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how to watch week 8 of the nfl https://aaimonaco.org/how-to-watch-week-8-of-the-nfl/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 11:08:36 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/how-to-watch-week-8-of-the-nfl/ All times Eastern Bundesliga12th day1. FC Union Berlin vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach – ESPN+, 10:20 a.m.FC Schalke 04 vs. Sport-Club Friborg — ESPN+, 12:20 p.m.1. FC Cologne vs. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim — ESPN+, 2:20 p.m. college basketballMen’sExposureMissouri Western State at Kentucky — SEC Network, 7 p.m. Women’sCharity exhibitionDePaul at Texas — Longhorn Network, 3 p.m. college […]]]>

All times Eastern

Bundesliga
12th day
1. FC Union Berlin vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach – ESPN+, 10:20 a.m.
FC Schalke 04 vs. Sport-Club Friborg — ESPN+, 12:20 p.m.
1. FC Cologne vs. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim — ESPN+, 2:20 p.m.

college basketball
Men’s
Exposure
Missouri Western State at Kentucky — SEC Network, 7 p.m.

Women’s
Charity exhibition
DePaul at Texas — Longhorn Network, 3 p.m.

college football
Championship Drive — ESPN, 1 p.m.

college football
Men’s
Brown vs. Princeton — ESPNU, noon
Indiana vs. Maryland — Big Ten Network, 1 p.m.

Women’s
Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament
Round 1 — Campus Sites
Notre Dame vs. Pittsburgh — ACC Network, 6 p.m.
Virginia vs. Duke — ACC Network, 8 p.m.

Big Ten Conference Tournament
Quarterfinal
Michigan State vs. Minnesota — Big Ten Network, 4 p.m.

Mountain West Conference Tournament
Round 1 — Campus Sites
Utah State vs. San Diego State – College Sports Pacific/Mountain West Network Stadium, 6 p.m.
San Jose State vs. Colorado College — Stadium College Sports Pacific/Mountain West Network, 8 p.m.

Southeastern Conference Tournament
Round 1, Ashton Brosnaham Soccer Complex, Pensacola, FL
LSU vs. Mississippi — SEC Network, 2 p.m.
Mississippi State vs. Texas A&M – SEC Network, 4:30 p.m.

Penn vs. Brown — ESPNU, 2 p.m.

College volleyball
Women’s
Arkansas at Florida – SEC Network, noon
Charlotte at UAB — Stadium College Sports Atlantic, noon
West Virginia at Baylor — ESPN2, 1 p.m.
Oklahoma at Kansas — ESPNU, 4 p.m.

drag-racing
NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series
NHRA Nevada Nationals, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV
Finals — FS1, 5 p.m.

English Premier League
Week 14
Arsenal v Nottingham Forest – USA Network/Telemundo, 9:55 a.m.
Manchester United vs. West Ham United — USA Network/Telemundo/NBC Sports 4K, 12:10 p.m.

Premier League Mornings — USA Network, 9 a.m.
La Liga Premier Extra — Telemundo, 9 a.m.
La Liga Premier Extra — Telemundo, noon
La Liga Premier 3rd time — Telemundo, 2:15 p.m.
Goal Zone – USA Network, 2:30 p.m.

Figure skating
ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating
Skate Canada International, Paramount Fine Foods Centre, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Highlights – NBC, noon

Formula 1
FIA Formula 1 World Championship
Mexican Grand Prix, Autodromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City, Mexico
Race — ESPN, 3:55 p.m.

Grand Prix Sunday — ESPN, 2:30 p.m.

Golf
DP World Tour
Portugal Masters, Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course, Vilamoura, Portugal
Final round — Golf Channel, 8 a.m.

PGA Tour
Bermuda Championship, Port Royal Golf Course, Southampton, Bermuda
Final round — Golf Channel, 1:30 p.m.

Pre-game Golf Central – Golf Channel, 12:30 p.m.

Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship Highlights Show – ESPN2, 4:30 p.m.
Golf Central – Golf Channel, 4:30 p.m.

Horses race
Breakfast at the Breeders’ Cup — FanDuel TV, 7 a.m.
America’s Day at the Races — FS2, 12:30 p.m.
America’s Day at the Races — FS1, 2 p.m.
America’s Day at the Races — FS2, 5 p.m.

The league
12th day
CA Osasuna vs. Real Valladolid — ESPN+, 8:50 a.m.
Real Madrid vs Girona — ESPN+, 11:05 a.m.
Athletic Club Bilbao v Villarreal — ESPN+, 1:25 p.m.
Real Sociedad vs. Real Betis — ESPN+, 3:30 p.m.

League 1
Round 13
AJ Auxerre vs AC Ajaccio — beIN Sports/beIN Sports en Español, 7:50 a.m.
AS Monaco vs Angers SCO — beIN Sports/beIN Sports en Español, 9:55 a.m.
FC Lorient vs. OGC Nice — beIN Sports/beIN Sports en Español, 11:55 a.m.
Olympique Lyonnais vs LOSC Lille — beIN Sports/beIN Sports en Español, 3:35 p.m.

The Express Preview — beIN Sports/beIN Sports en Español, 3:30 p.m.
The Express Summary — beIN Sports, 5:45 p.m.

mixed martial arts
World fight
Horror en la Jaula, Univision Mediapro Studios, Miami, FL
Ismael Zamora vs. Anas Azizoun — Univision/TUDN, 11:30 p.m.

MLB
Path to the Pennant — MLB Network, 4 p.m.
MLB Tonight — MLB Network, 5 p.m.

MLS
MLS Cup Qualifiers
Western Conference Finals, Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles, California
LAFC vs. Austin FC — ABC, 3:30 p.m.

Eastern Conference Finals, Subaru Park, Chester, PA
Philadelphia Union vs. New York City FC — FS1, 8 p.m.

NASCAR
NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs – Round of 8
Xfinity 500, Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Virginia
Race — NBC, 2 p.m.

NASCAR RaceDay: Martinsville–FS1, 11:30 a.m.
NASCAR Countdown to Green – NBC, 1:30 p.m.

NBA
New Orleans at Los Angeles Clippers — Bally Sports New Orleans/Bally Sports SoCal/ClipperVision, 3 p.m.
Golden State at Detroit — NBC Sports Bay Area/Bally Sports Detroit, 6 p.m.
New York at Cleveland — MSG Network/Bally Sports Ohio, 6 p.m.
Washington at Boston — NBC Sports Washington/NBC Sports Boston, 6 p.m.
Minnesota at San Antonio — NBA TV/Bally Sports North Extra/Bally Sports Southwest, 7 p.m.
Orlando at Dallas — Bally Sports Florida/Bally Sports Southwest, 7:30 p.m.
Houston at Phoenix — AT&T SportsNet Southwest/Bally Sports Arizona, 9 p.m.
Denver at Los Angeles Lakers — Altitude/Spectrum SportsNet, 9:30 p.m.

NBA GameTime — NBA TV, 6 p.m.
NBA TV Pregame Show – NBA TV, 6:30 p.m.
NBA TV Postgame Show – NBA TV, 9:30 p.m.
NBA GameTime — NBA TV, 10:30 p.m.
NBA GameTime – NBA TV, Midnight

NFL
Week 8
NFL London Game, Wembley Stadium, London, England, UK
Denver Broncos vs. Jacksonville Jaguars — ESPN+/KMGH (Denver)/WJXT (Jacksonville), 9:30 a.m.

NFL on CBS – 1 p.m.
Las Vegas to New Orleans
Miami to Detroit
New England at the New York Jets
Pittsburgh to Philadelphia

NFL on Fox – 1 p.m.
Arizona to Minnesota
Carolina in Atlanta
Chicago to Dallas

NFL on CBS – 4:05 p.m.
Tennessee to Houston

NFL on Fox – 4:25 p.m.
New York Giants in Seattle
San Francisco at the Los Angeles Rams
Washington to Indianapolis

NFL Viewing Cards — the506.com

Sunday Night Football, The Stadium formerly known as Rich, Orchard Park, NY
Green Bay Packers at Buffalo Bills — NBC/Peacock/Universo, 8:15 p.m.

Sunday NFL Countdown – ESPN/ESPN+, 8:30 a.m.
That Other Pregame Show — CBS Sports Network, 9 a.m.
NFL GameDay Morning — NFL Network, 9 a.m.
NFL Kickoff – ESPN/ESPN+/KMGH (Denver)/WJXT (Jacksonville), 9:15 a.m.
Sunday NFL Countdown — ESPN, 9:30 a.m.
Fantasy Football Now — ESPN2, 10 a.m.
Pro Football Today — SportsGrid, 10 a.m.
Fox NFL Kickoff — Fox, 11 a.m.
Fantasy Football pregame with Matthew Berry — Peacock, 11 a.m.
Inside the League — Stadium, 11:30 p.m.
The NFL Today – CBS, Noon
Fox NFL Sunday – Fox, noon
Fantasy Football preview with Matthew Berry — CNBC/Peacock, noon
Red Zone Channel – DirecTV Channel 703, 12:55 p.m.
Fantasy Zone Channel – DirecTV Channel 704, 12:55 p.m.
NFL RedZone – Check your local rosters, 12:58 p.m.
NFL GameDay Live — NFL Network, 1 p.m.
NFL Today Postgame — CBS, 4 p.m.
NFL GameDay Live – NFL Network, 4:30 p.m.
Football Night in America — NBC, 7 p.m.
The OT – Fox, 7:30 p.m.
NFL Primetime — ESPN+, 7:30 p.m.
NFL GameDay Highlights – NFL Network, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Night Football preview at Universo — Universo, 8 p.m.
NFL GameDay Finals – NFL Network, 11:30 p.m.
Peacock Sunday Night Finals – Peacock, 11:30 p.m.

NHL
Columbus at New Jersey – Sportsnet/Bally Sports Ohio/MSG SportsNet, 2 p.m.
Minnesota at Chicago — Bally Sports North/NBC Sports Chicago, 7 p.m.
New York Rangers at Arizona — MSG SportsNet/Bally Sports Arizona Extra, 8 p.m.
Toronto at Anaheim — TSN4/Bally Sports SoCal, 8 p.m.
Winnipeg to Vegas – TSN3/AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, 8 p.m.

Best of the NHL — Sportsnet, 6:30 p.m.
NHL Tonight — NHL Network, 7 p.m.
NHL Tonight: New York Rangers at Arizona/Toronto at Anaheim/Winnipeg at Vegas Bonus coverage – NHL Network, 10 p.m.
On the Fly — NHL Network, 11 p.m.

Soccer
Groundwork with Aly Wagner – CBS Sports Network, 4:30 p.m.
ESPN FC — ESPN+, 5:50 p.m.
Cuatro line — TUDN, 6 p.m.

Tennis
Center Court Live: Finals: Erste Bank Open (ATP)/Swiss Indoors Basel (ATP) — Tennis Channel, 9 a.m.

Tennis Channel Live – Tennis Channel, 8:30 a.m.
Tennis Channel Live — Tennis Channel, noon

ATP tour
Paris Masters, AccorHotels Arena, Bercy, France
Round 1 – Tennis Channel, 6 a.m. (Monday)

Women’s Super League
Day 6
Arsenal v West Ham United — CBS Sports Network, 2:30 p.m.

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Stankevicius announces the final of the 2022 Investment Congress in Paris by Stukkert&Co and comments on the upcoming 2023 roadmap https://aaimonaco.org/stankevicius-announces-the-final-of-the-2022-investment-congress-in-paris-by-stukkertco-and-comments-on-the-upcoming-2023-roadmap/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 23:58:00 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/stankevicius-announces-the-final-of-the-2022-investment-congress-in-paris-by-stukkertco-and-comments-on-the-upcoming-2023-roadmap/ New York, New York–(Newsfile Corp. – October 25, 2022) – Stukkert&Co, in partnership with Stankevicius MGM, has been hosting an exclusive investment congress as a business event in Europe since 2017. The Investment Congress focuses primarily on the real estate and private equity investment sectors, bringing together key industry figures in an exclusive atmosphere at […]]]>

New York, New York–(Newsfile Corp. – October 25, 2022) – Stukkert&Co, in partnership with Stankevicius MGM, has been hosting an exclusive investment congress as a business event in Europe since 2017.

The Investment Congress focuses primarily on the real estate and private equity investment sectors, bringing together key industry figures in an exclusive atmosphere at iconic venues and business development locations. The Congress brought together billionaire personalities from Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia Pacific.

This year, in 2022, Stukkert&Co has extended the Congress to France and Monaco, and has designated very prestigious people to attend. One of the key elements of the Congress is the Awards Ceremony where selected unique business personalities from different industries are honored by Anna Stukkert, CEO and Founder of The Investment Congress. The special guest to receive an Executive Honor Award at Paris 2022 was the CEO of Forbes Monaco.


(Forbes Monaco CEO Luiz F Costa M receiving an award from Anna Stukkert)

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Expansion of the Investment Congress in 2023

Anna Stukkert hosted The Investment Congress within European borders, but from 2023 new horizons are set, expanding the activity to the most economic areas of the EU and even to the Middle East.

In January 2023, Stukkert&Co will launch a special edition called Davos International Investment Congress & Conference in partnership with ILP Group, focusing on global real estate, investment behavior in modern markets and discussions of residency and citizenship by investment.

In February and March, Stukkert&Co is expected to expand into the Middle East with branches in Bahrain and Dubai.

Back in Europe, at the beginning of the third quarter, Stukkert&Co will launch a new edition of the Cannes International Investment Congress for Investments in Fashion and Film Industry.

Redefining the business events industry for the better

Stukkert&Co’s vision is to create a one-sided platform in multiple regions of the world where business leaders, politicians, creators, founders, investors and investors can connect, share ideas and do business together. .

The Investment Congress has a special congressional committee to review participant and investor credentials to create a true place to connect and network for real business leaders and executors.

As founder and CEO, Anna Stukkert says: “At our investment convention, we seek to bring in real business personas and, more importantly, we try to create a balance between entrepreneurs and investors.

The numbers that matter

A portion of the Investment Congress is also streamed online, reaching a global audience of 7 million people as well as offline attendees. The audience includes a large number of A-grade angel investors and corporate investors from various industries like real estate, citizen investing, commodities, art, aviation, special investor clubs, blockchain and cryptocurrency, bio industries, fashion and franchise.

The preview of the results of the 10th edition of the Investment Congress 2022 organized by Stukkert&Co in partnership with Stankevicius media relations attracted more than 8000 offline participants from 29 countries, each representing a real estate value of 5 million euros to 50 million euros. The statistical information of the participants also reveals that the total turnover of business activities performed by the participants reached more than 340 million euros in 2022. Nevertheless, there were more than 500 new direct contracts with established B2C customers. from 25 countries in 2022.

2022 Awards Recognition and Special Appreciation

During the recent Paris session, to receive recognition trophies, special recognition was given to:

Alina Kremms, Fortune 500 joint venture communications partner at the Chamber of Commerce of Ukraine and interpreter for Ukrainian President Leonyd Kravchuk (1992).

Sergej Tschernjaswkij, congress partner on strategic investment, political expert and famous creator within European private companies.

Baron Louis Petiet, Mayor of Verneuil sur Avre, Honorary Mayor of Normandy France. Baron Louis Petiet has an amazing journey of mutual aid and rapprochement with Emmanuel Macron. Louis P. has advised the main Anglo-Saxon association, Rosehaugh Stanhope, JMB, Olympia and York, as well as the Docklands administrations. Louis P. also holds the Order of Knights of the Legion of Honor.

(Baron Louis Petiet on the right, next to Anna Stukkert. Hadi Al Alawi in the center. Sergej Tschernjaswkij on the left.)

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Hadi Al Alawi, Chairman and Founder of the Al Hayat Group established in the 1990s. Hadi is a successful entrepreneur and businessman who also holds senior positions as Chairman of the Mackenzie Forbes Group and is a member of the Board of Directors of Innovative Film City. Hadi Al Alawi has been representing global companies in the Middle East for over 25 years. Hadi is elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce from 2020.

A special mention was also given to the Tiffany’s Fashion Week Paris show, created by fashion designer Tiffany McCall in 2012. The 5th season of Tiffany’s Fashion Week in Dubai will take place on March 11, 2023.

(Award recipient, Maria Spartalis at right, Tiffany McCall at center, Anna Stukkert at right)

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Mariya Spartalis received an award as a 2022 Financial Influencer. Mariya Spartalis has been a finance expert for over 20 years. She is a successful wealth manager for millionaires and billionaires who structure their wealth and provide brilliant private banking and investment solutions.

Stukkert&Co seeks to attract new talent and new businesses from Europe and overseas to the Middle East and to connect talent and capital.


(Stankevicius MGM CEO Paulius Stankevicius was also recognized as a 2022 Top Influencer in business.)

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About Stankevicius MGM (Masters in Global Media)

Stankevicius MGM is a professional public relations and investor relations firm, part of the Stankevicius Group. Stankevicius MGM has worked with over 500 clients, including Fortune 500 companies. Stankevicius has raised $500 million in funding for clients in public markets and $200 million in private equity.

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Marriage Licenses: Ottawa County https://aaimonaco.org/marriage-licenses-ottawa-county/ Sun, 23 Oct 2022 10:09:37 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/marriage-licenses-ottawa-county/ The Ottawa County Probate Court recorded the following marriage license applications from August 18 to October 8: Jacob Francis Smithhisler, 21, North Ridgeville, GIS analyst, and Brandi Michelle Farley, 22, Lakeside, barista. Adam Joseph Bianchi, 31, video producer, and Elise Marie Wallis, 31, public health professional, Los Angeles, CA. Gregory Allen Sanderson, 67, retired, and […]]]>

The Ottawa County Probate Court recorded the following marriage license applications from August 18 to October 8:

Jacob Francis Smithhisler, 21, North Ridgeville, GIS analyst, and Brandi Michelle Farley, 22, Lakeside, barista.

Adam Joseph Bianchi, 31, video producer, and Elise Marie Wallis, 31, public health professional, Los Angeles, CA.

Gregory Allen Sanderson, 67, retired, and Stephanie Dale Fryman, 65, retired, both of Genoa.

Randy Joel Ruttenberg, 58, Westlake, real estate development, and Amy A. Whitacre, 55, Port Clinton, sales.

Tyler D. Shoemaker, 30, creative producer, and Amanda J. Garlak, 28, commercial property, both of Burbank, California.

Justin Lee Bless, 35, Curtice, sales, and Sarah Marie Garvin, 31, Wauseon, teacher.

Cobi Wayne Brough, 26, district technician, and Lauren Nicole Schmid, 25, marketing and design, both of Oak Harbor.

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battle for billions of stolen bitcoins recovered in DOJ seizure https://aaimonaco.org/battle-for-billions-of-stolen-bitcoins-recovered-in-doj-seizure/ Thu, 20 Oct 2022 14:00:01 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/battle-for-billions-of-stolen-bitcoins-recovered-in-doj-seizure/ When the Justice Department announced it seized billions in stolen cryptocurrency earlier this year, it seemed like great news for the victims of a hack that drained around $70 million from customers’ accounts on the trading platform. Bitfinex in 2016. “It was the biggest relief of my life,” said Frankie Cavazos, who lost 15 bitcoins […]]]>

When the Justice Department announced it seized billions in stolen cryptocurrency earlier this year, it seemed like great news for the victims of a hack that drained around $70 million from customers’ accounts on the trading platform. Bitfinex in 2016.

“It was the biggest relief of my life,” said Frankie Cavazos, who lost 15 bitcoins in the hack.

Over the past six years, the value of stolen crypto has skyrocketed. At the time of the hack, a single bitcoin was worth less than a thousand dollars. Today it is trading around $20,000.

For Cavazos, recovering his bitcoins would be “a sum of money that would change his life”.

But so far, thousands of victims like him haven’t had the happy ending they were hoping for. Instead, they are embroiled in a battle over who is the legal owner of all that stolen crypto.

On the day news broke that the funds had been recovered, Bitfinex publicly asserted that the stolen bitcoins should be returned to the platform in a statement: “Bitfinex will work with the DOJ and follow appropriate legal procedures to establish our rights to a return of the stolen bitcoin.”

This is because the company believes it has already made its customers whole by providing them with a variety of digital tokens that customers could sell for money after the hack. A company spokesperson told CNBC that Bitfinex customers could have sold the tokens for cash and then used the cash to buy more bitcoins at the time.

The decision to offer tokens to customers came after the company decided to generalize its losses to all account holders by 36%. This means that everyone who had a Bitfinex account lost 36% of their assets, not just users whose accounts were hacked.

The first token created by the company was called a BFX token. Clients received one BFX token for every dollar lost.

Frankie Cavazos, victim of Bitfinex hack

CNBC’s “Crocodile of Wall St” YouTube documentary

Cavazos told CNBC he felt like Bitfinex just “threw” these tokens at his customers and said he had no option to refuse the BFX token.

He and several other Bitfinex hack victims spoke exclusively to CNBC for the documentary “Crocodile of Wall Street,” which chronicles the theft of bitcoins and the alleged attempt to launder the stolen crypto.

One issue customers have reported to CNBC is that when they decided to sell their tokens, they were actually worth pennies on the dollar.

“They pegged them at $1 per BFX token,” Cavazos said. “They put them on the open market and it went from $1 to, like, 20 cents, so they were basically allowed to FOMO everybody out of their debt.”

Rafal Bielenia, who had 91 bitcoins on the platform, said, “I sold those tokens as fast as I could as soon as they became available. And I was only able to get 25% of their value.” He thinks that “there was no time when they refunded me – neither in dollars, nor in bitcoins”.

Rafal Bielenia, victim of the Bitfinex hack.

CNBC’s “Crocodile of Wall Street” YouTube documentary

For clients who did not sell the tokens immediately, the company then gave BFX token holders a chance to convert their tokens into shares of iFinex, the corporate entity behind Bitfinex through other tokens created by the company called RRT and LEO.

To put it simply, Bitfinex believes that customers have already been fairly compensated and if they chose to sell the tokens before their value reached a dollar, that was their choice to make. In a statement, the company told CNBC, “Upon receipt of bitcoins recovered from the 2016 security breach, Bitfinex has committed to use 80% of the proceeds to redeem and burn LEO tokens, once all RRTs will have been exchanged.”

Essentially, Bitfinex wants the bitcoins that were stolen in the 2016 hack back to the company and it will return some of them to some of their customers in cash, not bitcoins.

But some of the hack victims still claim that the bitcoins belong to them. And the idea that they could lose their bitcoins not once, but twice, seems impossible.

“Why would anyone wonder if I should get my money back? It was my property,” Bielenia said.

“I will always try to get my hands on these 15 bitcoins because I truly believe they are mine,” Cavazos said. “I can prove it thanks to blockchain explorers.”

Will Hogarth, who also had his crypto stolen in the Bitfinex hack, told CNBC, “I’m still waiting for my bitcoin and I don’t see any reason why they would keep it.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney General Lisa Monaco told CNBC, “Victims, individuals and entities whose money, who claimed it was their money, that they were victimized by this scheme money launderers will ultimately submit claims to a court that will decide how that money is dispersed.” However, no further details about this process have been released.

Photo booking for Heather Morgan and Ilya Lichtenstein.

Courtesy of Alexandria Adult Detention Center.

For now, the heist appears to be that there has been no resolution in the court case involving the pair of investigators who investigators believe were caught in possession of the crypto. stolen currency. Heather Morgan and Ilya Lichtenstein have been charged with conspiracy to launder billions of bitcoins.

Morgan is an aspiring rapper who has called herself “the crocodile of Wall Street” and Lichtenstein a self-proclaimed “part-time tech entrepreneur, explorer, and magician.” The duo face more than two decades in prison if convicted. They have not yet entered a plea. CNBC reached out to Morgan and Lichtenstein to hear their side of the story, neither agreed to an interview. So far no one has been accused of hacking Bitfinex in the first place.

As their case works its way through the court system, a multi-billion dollar battle over what happens to the money brews.

“At the end of the day, it’s going to be a dogfight over who gets that money. Whether the government keeps it or not, whether Bitfinex keeps it or not, customers get it back or not – whoever tells you that there’s a The clear answer is to lie for one’s own benefit,” said cryptocurrency attorney David Silver.

David Silver Cryptocurrency Lawyer at Silver Miller

CNBC’s “Crocodile of Wall Street” YouTube documentary

With billions of dollars at stake, Silver expects “people to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to get their hands on that pot of gold.”

“I think it’s going to be a fight,” Cavazos agreed,

“The end of this story – we don’t know yet,” he said. “But you can’t just walk away with a hack like this. There’s someone who’s going to get caught up in this who has to tell the truth and when that shoe drops it’s going to be really interesting and it’s going to have a impact on who gets the money.”

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Glastonbury looking to add MLK mural as part of MLK39 initiative – Hartford Courant https://aaimonaco.org/glastonbury-looking-to-add-mlk-mural-as-part-of-mlk39-initiative-hartford-courant/ Tue, 18 Oct 2022 10:03:25 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/glastonbury-looking-to-add-mlk-mural-as-part-of-mlk39-initiative-hartford-courant/ The town of Glastonbury is likely to host a new mural of Martin Luther King Jr. as part of the MLK39: Racial Equality Tour Initiative through the non-profit arts collaboration RiseUP for Arts. The initiative, which began in 2021, partners with 39 Connecticut communities to create 39 murals — one for each year of Martin […]]]>

The town of Glastonbury is likely to host a new mural of Martin Luther King Jr. as part of the MLK39: Racial Equality Tour Initiative through the non-profit arts collaboration RiseUP for Arts.

The initiative, which began in 2021, partners with 39 Connecticut communities to create 39 murals — one for each year of Martin Luther King Jr’s life.

So far, 15 murals have been created in communities across the state, including Danbury, Torrington, Southington, Manchester, West Hartford and Hartford, with several more murals in development.

“This project is about bringing the community together,” said Matt Conway, Founder and Executive Director of RiseUP for Arts. “Each mural will depict the messages, images and symbols that Martin Luther King Jr. stood for.”

Conway said the group was looking to bring a mural to Glastonbury to celebrate its diversity and empower the community with public art. The murals depict various historical figures involved in racial justice or who have had a lasting impact.

“Racial equity is a matter of fairness for all. Our murals represent all races, not just one race,” Conway said. “I think there is a misconception about this project. We really try to bring the community together and show where we can go as a community.

Micaela Levesque, an East Hartford artist with RiseUp, spoke at last week’s city council meeting about the impact of the project.

“It’s a great honor to represent diversity,” said Lévesque. “It’s very much a community project, from everything from selecting who is depicted on the mural to what it represents.”

Levesque created the popular Ruth Bader Ginsburg mural on I-91 in Hartford and more recently the mural in Bristol located on the Primo Press building near Riverside Ave.

“The cost of the project depends on the size, but most of these murals are around $15,000,” Conway said. Conway mentioned that other cities, including West Hartford, have unveiled larger murals that cost more. The total cost of the West Hartford mural in Blueback Square was $25,000.

“But it’s important to note that it doesn’t cost the city a penny,” Conway said. “Not even the interview.”

The project is funded by a subcommittee of private community members and relies heavily on donations for funding.

“We will collect the money ourselves. If we can raise $7,500, there will be another nonprofit to match that,” said Glastonbury MLK Community Initiative chair Leslie Ohta. “That should be a big factor for the city.”

Ohta, a former attorney, said she read RiseUp’s contract with the city and said “it’s clear the city has no responsibility” for the mural.

Conway said the nonprofit takes full responsibility for the mural for five years and after that the city can either take over the upkeep of the mural or choose to whitewash it. .

The group plans to create the mural on state property, which requires city council and state approval. Conway said the group had restricted a location on the New London Turnpike under an overpass near Monaco Ford and CVS Pharmacy.

Council member John Cavanna asked why the group were only looking at the freeway underpasses and “it’s dark under them and my concern is people stopping to take a better look which could lead to ‘possible accidents’.

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Ohta said there really aren’t any buildings in town that could accommodate a mural and unlike cities like Hartford “we don’t have big, tall buildings that are ideal for a mural.”

Council Member Kurt Cavanaugh asked why “I see Barack Obama…but I don’t see people like Condoleezza Rice, Judge Thomas or Colin Powell. Why do you think that is?

Conway said the organization does not pick the numbers depicted, but rather it comes from a community survey.

“That’s really what the community wants to see on the mural,” Conway said. “If you look at the West Hartford mural, it has a white Irish Catholic on it, a Hispanic woman, a black woman, and a Native American. It’s not just about a race and we want to talk about the real history of Glastonbury.

Council members Mary LaChance and Deborah Carroll both said they were “excited to continue the conversation about this.”

Chairman Thomas Gullotta said there “are many interesting possibilities” citing the town’s history with the Underground Railroad and that he would like the group to contact the Glastonbury Historical Society, the Glastonbury Art Guild and the commission human relations to collect their comments before the board. makes a decision.

Stephen Underwood can be contacted at sunderwood@courant.com

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Chronicle SMa.rt: Remembering our past for our future https://aaimonaco.org/chronicle-sma-rt-remembering-our-past-for-our-future/ Sat, 15 Oct 2022 06:10:58 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/chronicle-sma-rt-remembering-our-past-for-our-future/ When I read that Madame Wu passed away after so many years, it sparked a bit of nostalgia in me. There were many original and iconic companies in the past, some of which are still around, but most have been superseded for one reason or another, some good, some bad. Take Wilshire Blvd, for example […]]]>

When I read that Madame Wu passed away after so many years, it sparked a bit of nostalgia in me. There were many original and iconic companies in the past, some of which are still around, but most have been superseded for one reason or another, some good, some bad. Take Wilshire Blvd, for example (there were many more in downtown SM and on Main Street, Pico Blvd. and Santa Monica Blvd. as well).

Madame Wu started at Wilshire Blvd and Princeton as Madame Wu’s Garden serving about 50 people, then, due to its unique menu and celebrity status; she moved to a much larger freestanding building that used to be the Swiss Chalet Café, frequented by celebrities like Princess Grace of Monaco, Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor, Carey Grant, George Burns. Ronald Reagan, Robert Redford and Jane Fonda, to name a few. What a story of success and empowerment his life has been on so many levels; it hits the mark and is even more relevant today.

If you look at the photo, can you just imagine what it must have looked like then? Now we have Whole Foods there, a large retail outlet, which provides a much needed community service, but like so many new business developments they are more about big business commerce and less about style and unique architectures. Across the street was the Branding Room, a popular steakhouse, piano bar and lounge, now Earth Wind and Flower, and that building still stands. There was Jack’s at the Beach, then Pacific Dining Car, which will now be a 24-hour emergency pet hospital since it closed a few years ago.
We still have a few regulars like Snug Harbour, an authentic little 40’s style cafe with an outdoor terrace at the back, a place for ‘regulars’ and newcomers alike. It and other vintage local spots are a refreshing and warm place for the same reason the original Los Angeles Farmer’s Market on Fairfax and the 3rd is still standing and operating as it always has with many family owned businesses. origin still there. We could get something out of it!

I remember the Ball on Wilshire, a topless restaurant and bar that finally closed in the early 80s. It was an ugly dinosaur that finally sank into the tar pits!

Of course, there is a need for positive change and growth in response to the demands of the people and society, and that’s a good thing, and to be clear, there are many single-storey buildings in the Wilshire which have decayed, are functionally and economically obsolete, and are strong candidates for redevelopment and transformation. There is now an opportunity to create a better boulevard that reflects the 21st century but in a way that preserves the essence of Santa Monica’s history and not simply by replacing or redeveloping these buildings with “copy-cat” architecture. stick”, just a mass of cold concrete. and steel, with metal and wood cladding.

The main point is that we have a dangerous streak and focus on unplanned and unsustained long-term growth over anything else, to the detriment of some of the unique places and family businesses that we are and have been known.

Reality Check: Where will Santa Monica get the financial capacity without creating additional debt and burdens for small businesses to upgrade needed infrastructure, police, fire and maintenance services ? There is no doubt that times are already tough on this front, and the pressure is mostly felt by local, private, family businesses that can barely hold their own in some cases.

Places, for example, like Big Jo’s Hamburgers, are being replaced by businesses in Santa Monica like Shake Shack, which can well afford today’s high market rents. The new development does not provide an economic opportunity for affordable business relocation or perhaps staying in the new project if that makes sense. Awesome places like Wildflower Pizza on Main St., with its sawdust floors and unique beach vibes, have been closed and “upgraded” to Ashland Hill, which is a nice place but so generic like many other places . We should consider providing economic protections to qualified and established family businesses instead of continuing to lose them or kick them out of town.

Look back for a moment and remember that Santa Monica started out as a beach town and resort with beach cottages and homes for Angelenos and foreigners. It was a laid back beach town at its heart. Beginning in the early 1900s, when amusement parks and attractions were popular, Santa Monica began to attract vacationers and well-heeled Orientals seeking to relocate to the West.

Tourism was (and arguably still is to a large extent) Santa Monica’s mainstay economy. There was a downturn during the Great Depression, but after that Santa Monica slowly but steadily transformed into a more modern and developed city for the rest of the 20th century.

McDonnell Douglas built aircraft as part of the war effort (WWII), employing over 40,000 people. The post-war boom and demand for aviation kept this industry highly profitable and supported major economic growth and expansion.

Additionally, ticking about twenty years later and the completion of the Santa Monica Freeway for the first time connected the downtown Santa Monica Los Angeles freeway system, increasing access and volume of traffic to and from Santa Monica almost immediately. This was a huge contribution to the exponential growth that took place over the next twenty-five years or so, laying the foundation for what our city has become today.

I remember in the 1980s the full support of the city for the development and improvement of the downtown core. For many years, this growth and development continued to bring prosperity. But today, downtown Santa Monica is an ailing, bloated, staggering business district saturated with job vacancies and increased crime problems as local “mom and pop” small businesses are driven out with the rising rents and displacement by national chain stores and a lack of vision in our leadership.

What will happen next? Downtown and all of our main thoroughfares are essential and will be of major impact and concern to most local businesses and residents, including visitors and tourists. The brakes should be put on major future developments here for now. Instead, let’s focus on and encourage the repurposing of existing commercial property where warranted and let ourselves be guided by what has made us unique and special! It’s that simple. Our past is a wise teacher of not just what has worked but what still can, guided by a formative and balanced citywide master plan.

It is much smarter to control the quality of buildings, traffic and architecture before the fact rather than to wait and be forced into second-best solutions later because we lack vision or were influenced by external economic interests. We need our government to be really smarter than that.

Michel Jolly, AIRRE
Santa Monica Architects for a Responsible Future: Ron Goldman, FAIA Architect; Dan Jansenson, Architect, Building and Fire Safety Commissioner; Mario Fonda Bonardi AIA, commissioner for urban planning; Robert H. Taylor, Architect AIA: Thane Roberts, Architect; Samuel Tolkin architect and urban planning commissioner; Marc Verville retired accountant; Michael Jolly, AIRCRE santamonicasmart@gmail.com

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Rutland OK November 17 Special Town Meeting – The Landmark https://aaimonaco.org/rutland-ok-november-17-special-town-meeting-the-landmark/ Thu, 13 Oct 2022 10:01:42 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/rutland-ok-november-17-special-town-meeting-the-landmark/ By Patricia Roy Historical correspondent RUTLAND—TheSelectBoard has approved Nov. 17 as the date for the special town meeting, the week before Thanksgiving, as has been the tradition for several years. Finance Committee Chair Karen Nahrwold recommended postponing the meeting until the city’s available money can be certified by the state. The finance committee is supposed […]]]>

By Patricia Roy
Historical correspondent

RUTLAND—TheSelectBoard has approved Nov. 17 as the date for the special town meeting, the week before Thanksgiving, as has been the tradition for several years.

Finance Committee Chair Karen Nahrwold recommended postponing the meeting until the city’s available money can be certified by the state. The finance committee is supposed to make recommendations on terms of reference, but won’t actually know how much money is available for them by the date of the November meeting.

“I’m not very comfortable with it,” Nahrwold said.

Acting City Administrator Gary Kellaher suggested using free cash numbers from last year.

It was suggested that, if necessary, the city moderator could open the meeting and then postpone it to a later date.

The town’s special meeting mandate has been opened for the date of November 17.

Board Chair Carol Benoit proposed that the city take a break from spending American Recovery Plan Act funds, which have been disbursed by the federal government during the pandemic.

Funds must be appropriated by Dec. 31, 2023, and spent by Dec. 31, 2024. All expenditures must be finalized by Dec. 31, 2025, Benoit said.

According to Kellaher, the city currently has just under $1 million still available in ARPA funds, of the $2.6 million allocated.

“We could go through this…in the blink of an eye,” Benoit said.

She wants to spend more intentionally and discuss projects with the capital improvement planning committee.

Kellaher said he understands Benoit’s reasoning, but wonders how the city will handle unforeseen elements.

Board member Lyndon Nichols proposed that the ARPA Funds Committee be disbanded and the remaining funds be frozen and expended on a case-by-case basis.

Many past spending decisions were based on federal guidelines, said Joseph Buckley, director of the Department of Public Works, which has eased since the funds were released. At first, the money was split into specific spending silos, he said, and could not be spent as some wanted.

The board approved stopping all spending until it can assess the process.

In a report to council, town planner and community development co-ordinator David George said there were four active development projects in the town, with Maple Hill Estates closed except for one street. Brice Lemon Estates was due to appear before the Planning Board for street approvals on Phases One and Two at the October 11 council meeting. A hearing will be held on October 17.

The board also approved a special marijuana retail license for 78 Main Street across from Wachusett Plaza.

A special permit has also been granted to the Sentry Oil site, 13 Pommogussett Road, for a car wash.

These projects will help bring a business tax base to the city, George said.

His office is also working on updates to Rutland Heights’ master plan, home ownership and occupancy bylaws.

Michael Sullivan, chairman of the Rutland Development and Industrial Commission, said a written request for a closing date by the end of October was requested in writing by the proposed buyer of part of the Rutland Heights land.

Sullivan said he asked them for a written document of the tasks needed to accomplish this.

“The manager is very troubled by how long this (the sale) is taking,” Sullivan said. Sullivan said that if the weather was good on the closing date, the director would likely start “moving the dirt” then.

The town of Paxton has signed an agreement with the town for animal control services. Police Chief Nicholas Monaco said Paxton made the request because of the city’s reputation for good work in this area.

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