Watch: Real estate brought the planet to the brink. Can it now save it?

first_img Tags Share via Shortlink Climate ChangeFifth WallThe REInterviewVideo Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink There’s a triple threat for real estate players who take a head-in-the-sand approach to climate change, according to Brendan Wallace and Greg Smithies: Tenants will refuse to rent from you, regulators will throw the book at you and the capital markets will make doing business very expensive for you.To Wallace and Smithies of Fifth Wall, however, the climate crisis is an opportunity for the real estate industry. Investing in Climate Tech will not only be crucial to survive as a business, they argue, but a source of great wealth. In the future, “being a real estate company means being a science investor,” Wallace said. “That is a massive mental leap.” Smithies explained the concept of “stranded assets” in the oil and gas industry: assets so energy-inefficient that they can no longer be financed. The same, he predicted, would soon happen to buildings that aren’t green.The duo — partners at the largest real estate-focused venture capital firm in the U.S. — sat down with The Real Deal’s Hiten Samtani for an extended conversation about real estate’s climate culpability and investing opportunities. Watch the video above for highlights and read the full interview here.hitsamty · Real estate’s climate reckoning and opportunity: Fifth Wall’s Brendan Wallace and Greg Smithieslast_img read more

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Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Launches Kickstarter For New Studio Album, “Pizazz”

first_imgRising stars Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has launched a Kickstarter campaign to support their new album. The Baltimore-area jam-funk outfit will release their fourth album, Pizazz, in September of 2017, and they want your help to get to the finish line of the recording process.The band is offering a variety of exclusive rewards for fans who back the project, as they look to raise money to pay for studio time, mixing, mastering, and more. There are all sorts of rewards available, such as exclusive merch to guest spots at the band’s shows. Some of the more fun rewards include lead singer Scrambled Greg (aka Greg Ormont) recording your outgoing voicemail message, a music lesson from your favorite band member, and a pizza party with the band, among other fun options.Additionally, Pigeons is releasing their first ever live album, in coordination with the Kickstarter campaign. The live album, The Great Outdoors Jam, features highlights from the band’s performance at The Great Outdoors Jam Festival in Mount Dora, FL from July 2016. Each and every contributor to the Pizazz Kickstarter campaign will receive a digital download of The Great Outdoors Jam on February 10th if the campaign reaches its goal of $18,000.Check out the video below for their Kickstarter campaign and help Pigeons Playing Ping Pong reach their goal!Don’t miss Pigeons Playing Ping Pong when they hit Colorado for two nights at the end of January! They’ll be reuniting with Dopapod for shows at the Ogden Theatre in Denver on January 27th and the Boulder Theater on January 28th for what’s sure to be a great weekend on the Front Range! You can find all of the information about the run here.last_img read more

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2010 Aga Khan Award for Architecture announces winners in Doha, Qatar

first_img Read Full Story The Aga Khan Award for Architecture is presented every three years in recognition of exemplary projects in communities where Muslims have a notable presence. For the 11th award cycle, five winners were announced at a ceremony held at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar, on Nov. 24, 2010.GSD Dean Mohsen Mostafavi, Rahul Mehrotra, chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, and Farshid Moussavi, professor in practice of architecture, served on the award Steering Committee, chaired by His Highness the Aga Khan. Hanif Kara, Pierce Anderson Lecturer in Creative Engineering, was an on-site project reviewer.The awarded projects are: Wadi Hanifa Wetlands, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Revitalisation of the Hypercentre of Tunis, Tunisia; Madinat Al-Zahra Museum, Cordoba, Spain; Ipekyol Textile Factory, Edirne, Turkey; and Bridge School, Xiashi, Fujian, China.On Nov. 25, 2010, Qatar University and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) held an international seminar at the Doha Grand Hyatt Hotel to mark the end of the 11th award cycle. Mostafavi was among the keynote speakers, and Moussavi and Kara also participated in the discussion.A monograph featuring projects from the 2010 award, Implicate and Explicate, was published by Lars Müller Publishers.last_img read more

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HMS instructor wins award for orthopedic research

first_imgYoung-Min Kwon, an orthopedic surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital and an instructor in orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School, was awarded the 2011 Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award for his research paper titled “Evidence-Based Approach in Understanding ‘Pseudotumors’ in Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements.”The award, given by the Kappa Delta sorority and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, is presented to scientists who are helping to close the gap between basic research and clinical medicine. Kwon will receive $20,000.For more information.last_img read more

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Graduate School of Design students drive collaborative Nepal relief, awareness efforts

first_imgWithin hours of April 25’s earthquake in Nepal, students at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (GSD) had initiated support and advocacy projects in GSD’s Gund Hall and began collaborating with students and faculty from within the university and beyond.GSD Dave Hampton and Shanika Hettige oversaw the setup of a station in Gund’s lobby for Humanitarian OpenStreetMaps Team (HOT) task mapping of the affected region. Hettige also worked with GSD student Alberto Embriz De Salvatierra, as well as students from Harvard Business School, to create Nepal Quake Aid.“Nepal Quake Aid is committed to connecting the larger Harvard community with the people of Nepal,” De Salvatierra said.GSD efforts were sparked on the evening of April 25 when Joyce Klein Rosenthal, assistant professor of urban planning at the GSD, forwarded to students an email seeking assistance in data collection.As mapping data flowed in, Hampton set up what was initially a makeshift mapping station in the lobby of Gund on Monday morning. Within hours, the cluster of tables evolved into a cross-campus inquiry hub.Hettige spent twelve hours manning the station before traveling with Kirti Joshi, a Fulbright Visiting Scholar from Nepal, to Washington, D.C., for a summit on applying OpenStreetMaps data to disaster situations just like this.“Although unfortunate circumstances,” Hettige said, “there is an opportunity here to assist in saving the lives of others, to actively do what I have always been working towards, and to create change in areas of the world I am passionate about.”last_img read more

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State Snowmobile Association Gives Tips For Riders To Stay Safe This Winter

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) WNY News Now File Image.CHAUTAUQUA – As the snow comes down across Western New York, the state’s Snowmobile Association is giving tips to help riders stay safe while on the trails.The New York State Snowmobile Association (NYSSA) and SLEDNY, Inc. reminds all riders throughout the state that local trails are not open until the local club has inspected and officially declared a trail as open.They say that the Christmas storm is likely to have hidden hazards on most trails and NYSSA urges riders to watch for club postings on trail conditions.“Clubs have simply not had a chance following the recent storm to go out and do a full trail inspection and remove hazards,” said Dominic Jacangelo, Executive Director of the New York State Snowmobile Association. “We remind snowmobilers to take extra caution in the beginning of the season with snow having the potential to bury hazards. With only recent cold temperatures that snow is certainly hiding mud holes and fallen trees. On trails that are open, it is best to throttle back and take the extra minute to maintain control during your ride.” The group says that early season conditions can, and do, include rocks, ruts, unfrozen water holes, fallen tree limbs, and other hazards which may be lying just below the freshly fallen snow.“Every year our club members throughout the state inspect local trails and deem them ready to ride,” said Jim Rolf, Trail Coordinator of NYSSA. “We must encourage respect to those landowners who graciously allow trails on their lands. Before you put on your helmet and get on your snowmobile, we advise you to reach out to your local club for information on the trails in the area you will be riding as well as any other important information.”Safe snowmobiling, according to the group, requires awareness and that operators should not be consuming alcohol while on the trails. In addition, all riding should occur only in designated areas on trails established and maintained by local clubs.Every rider is reminded that to ride off your own property your sled must be properly registered and insured for liability.last_img read more

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8 financial decisions you’ll never regret

first_img 34SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A new year is here. And even if you’ve already broken the resolutions you made at the end of the holiday season, it’s never too late to make new ones, especially when it comes to your finances.Here are eight financial decisions you can make now that you’ll never regret. Make the moves on this list soon, and you’ll dramatically increase your odds of a happy financial future.1. Save More for RetirementHow much money will you need each year to enjoy a happy and healthy retirement? That depends on what you want to do after you leave the working world. You’ll need more money if you plan to travel the world, and less if you envision days spent reading, binge-watching TV, and playing with your grandchildren. continue reading »last_img read more

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The Ministry of Tourism has launched an indictment against Kompas

first_imgThe inspection of the Ministry of Tourism found that the Kompas Zagreb agency, whose owner Matko Bolanča recently filed for bankruptcy, violated the law by paying too low a guarantee for insurance package arrangements, which is why they will file an indictment against Kompas, the Ministry has just confirmed. he writes Business diary.”The Ministry of Tourism responded adequately to the complaints received, and the Tourist Inspectorate supervised the Kompas Zagreb travel agency. From the findings of the tourist inspection, it is evident that irregularities in the work of the tourist agency have been established, and an indictment will be filed against the said tourist agency.”, They say in the Ministry for Poslovni dnevnik.They explain that, in accordance with the Law on the provision of services in tourism, which implements the EU Directive 2015/2302 on travel in package deals and related travel arrangements, the obligation of guarantee insurance for package deals and liability insurance for non-compliance, partial or irregular fulfillment is prescribed. obligations related to the package deal.Namely, as it is already known, the sum insured in the event of the bankruptcy of the Kompas Zagreb agency allegedly amounts to only HRK 300 for the period between July 2018 to July 2019, to which only the Ministry in charge of law enforcement has now reacted. The law stipulates that the organizer of a tourist package must provide a guarantee for insolvency for the tourist package, at least in the amount of 10 percent of the total amount of the sale of the package in the previous business year. As Kompas’ turnover in the package deal segment in 2017 amounted to more than 65 million kuna, this would mean that the agency, instead of 10 percent, contracted less than one percent of turnover in the event of bankruptcy.Related news:COMPASS IN BANKRUPTCY!last_img read more

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Regeneration: Top gun

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Mohamed Salah escapes red card for horror challenge against Porto

first_imgRoberto Firmino scored Liverpool’s second goal in a comfortable 2-0 win (Picture: Getty)Had referee Antonio Mateu consulted VAR and sent off Liverpool’s top goalscorer, the Egyptian would have faced a three-game ban which would potentially have ruled him out of the rest of the competition.Jurgen Klopp’s side, meanwhile, are within touching distance of the semi-finals after first half goals from Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino put Liverpool firmly in control of the quarter final tie.The Reds made a typically ferocious start and were rewarded within five minutes when Sadio Mane teed up Keita for his second goal in as many matches, albeit via a deflection.Roberto Firmino doubled the lead in the 26th minute when he converted from close range after smart approach play involving Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Comment Advertisement ‘I have watched it again three or four times and my opinion is – as we are looking at it now – it endangered the safety of the opponent and should have been sanctioned with a red card.‘I heard the other way ‘was it just reckless?’ but the way Salah comes in, he is over the top of the ball, he catches the player and I think that should have been a red card.‘For me I thought they would have asked him to review the situation so he could have a look himself, but obviously nothing came of it.’Former England defender Danny Mills, meanwhile, told the BBC ‘That should be a red card. It’s a naughty one. I have definitely seen red cards given for that.’ Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 9 Apr 2019 10:05 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link954Sharescenter_img Mohamed Salah was fortunate to escape a red card against Porto (Picture: BT Sport)Mohamed Salah was fortunate to have escaped a red card against Porto for a horror challenge on Porto’s Danilo, according to former Premier League referee Phil Dowd.With 10 minutes remaining, the Liverpool forward was attempting to break into the Porto penalty area but was held back by Eder Militao.After managing to escape the attentions of the Brazilian defender, Salah stretched out his left leg in an effort to take the ball away from the onrushing Danilo but succeeded only in planting his studs on the Porto captain’s shin.‘I was of the impression that they were looking at it but then didn’t think it needed an official review,’ Dowd told BT Sport.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityEven with VAR Salah and Liverpool still get away with a clear red card… pic.twitter.com/CcUHKQPAus— BG (@ScoutedSZN) April 9, 2019 Mohamed Salah escapes red card for horror challenge against Porto Advertisementlast_img read more

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