Tag: Trail

FINCEN FILES: Money trail ties Tokyo Olympic bid consultant to kin of IOC member : The Asahi Shimbun

Documents reviewed by an international media consortium have pieced together the flow of money from a consultant of the Tokyo Olympic bid committee to the son of an influential member of the International Olympic Committee.

U.S. bank and French criminal investigation records show that about $370,000 (about 37 million yen) was transferred from the bank account of a Singapore consulting firm hired by the bid committee to help its efforts to bring the Summer Olympics to the Japanese capital in 2020.

The money was sent by Black Tidings Co. around the time of the September 2013 IOC meeting that decided on Tokyo as the 2020 host city and went to the bank accounts of Papa Massata Diack, 55, and his company. He is the son of Lamine Diack, who was then a voting member of the IOC as well as president of the International Association of Athletics Federations.

Four years

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Atlanta BeltLine Partnership to hire consultant to nurture businesses along Southside Trail

By David Pendered

The Atlanta BeltLine’s fundraising arm intends to hire a consultant to knit together the business community on the southernmost segment of the BeltLine to promote business development and forestall gentrification.

A new push is underway to convene the business community located along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Southside Trail. Credit: beltline.org, David Pendered

Friday is the deadline for submissions that respond to the request for proposals issued by the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Inc. The contract award is set for Sept. 28. The budget is up to $18,000.

The target area is a portion of the Southside Trail. Specifically, the area between I-85 and westward, just past U.S. 41. The four neighborhoods are: Adair Park; Capitol View; Capitol View Manor, and Pittsburgh.

The BeltLine Partnership’s effort coincides with the pending opening of a business incubator that could help transform the area. Pittsburgh Yards is built atop a former trucking site,

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