Tag: West

New USDA rural development grants create, save jobs in Eastern Panhandle | West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The state director for West Virginia with the U.S. Department of Rural Development office had some good economic news Monday when he announced $66,905 in grant funding that will benefit the Eastern Panhandle.

Two nonprofit organizations will use the rural business development money to create at least six jobs and also save a position, Kris Warner said.

“This is a good day, and I’m happy because the businesses and community will both benefit from these grants,” he said in a telephone interview.

“We are always pleased to help West Virginia communities grow through business development. We are doubly excited when that business development leads to creating and saving jobs.”

Warner announced the funding during a presentation at Matthews Foundry, a 19th-century stone building in Martinsburg’s historic industrial core.

Civil-Military Innovation Institute received $47,500 to provide technical assistance and business consulting services to small businesses. It is a

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Rosemont Mine’s parent Hudbay Minerals to start drilling on west slope of Santa Ritas | Local news

The permit covers activities on 40-plus acres near the intersection of Santa Rita Road and National Forest Road 505, also known as Helvetia Road.

In notifying Pima County of the company’s drilling plans, Hudbay’s David Krizek said exploration activities and support activities such as road maintenance will be conducted between Sept. 16 this year and Jan. 15, 2021.

The permit requires Hudbay to take mitigation steps to insure its activities don’t generate dust, said PCDEQ Director Ursula Nelson.

The fact that the company plans to build water and power lines near the Santa Ritas for Rosemont played into its decision to do the upcoming drilling, Lauzon told the Green Valley News.

The lines are planned for along Santa Rita Road, and the drilling is planned for near that road, Hudbay’s Pima County permit shows.

Among the questions Hudbay would not respond to from the Star were whether it would also

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Going top shelf in West Hollywood

Perched atop the new Pendry Residences West Hollywood, this nearly completed penthouse offers the five-star treatment with curated interiors and exterior amenities such as a private terrace and spa. Designed by Martin Brudnizki in collaboration with Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects, the showplace-in-the-sky features honed marble finishes, eye-catching fixtures and walls of windows that take in the cityscape. For a night in, forget DoorDash; owners have access to the adjacent Pendry hotel’s amenities including a new restaurant by Wolfgang Puck.



a view of a city street: RENDERING Perched atop the new Pendry Residences West Hollywood, this nearly completed penthouse offers the five-star treatment with curated interiors and exterior amenities such as a private terrace and spa. Designed by Martin Brudnizki in collaboration with Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects, the showplace-in-the-sky features honed marble finishes, eye-catching fixtures and walls of windows that take in the cityscape. (Pendry Residences West Hollywood) (Pendry Residences West Hollywood)


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RENDERING Perched atop the new Pendry Residences West Hollywood, this nearly completed penthouse offers the five-star treatment with curated interiors and exterior amenities such as a private terrace and spa. Designed by Martin Brudnizki in collaboration with Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects, the showplace-in-the-sky features honed marble finishes, eye-catching fixtures and walls of windows that take in the cityscape. (Pendry Residences West Hollywood) (Pendry Residences

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West Central asking to add more land to historic area | Local

A Fort Wayne neighborhood’s local historic designation could be expanded next week. 

The city’s Historic Preservation Commission will consider a proposal to expand the historic district designation for the city’s West Central neighborhood during its meeting Monday.

According to documents filed with the city’s historic preservation staff, the expansion would add an area that includes Wilt, Jackson, Lavina and Rockhill streets, as well as parcels on the west side of the 1300 block of Union Street. 

West Central first received its local historic designation in 1984, with an expansion in 1985, said Tyler Bowers, vice president of the Historic West Central Neighborhood Association.

A portion of West Central is also on the National Register of Historic Places, due to its “unique collection of homes that represent every architectural style present between 1850 and 1950,” a historic preservation staff report states.

“While the north side of the district served as home

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Invest Atlanta loans now available to West End small businesses

Invest Atlanta is extending $2 million in loans – up to $50,000 each – to small businesses, with $1 million earmarked for the West End.

ATLANTA — A new and exciting financial lifeline for struggling small businesses on Atlanta’s West End is now going online.

11Alive has been following the plight of small business in the historic neighborhood as COVID-19 hit with a vengeance in early March. Now, there is a new and promising financial initiative that could have an important impact on the West End.

The West End Merchants Association reported more than 40% of the businesses have closed their doors in the neighborhood – many permanently. Many of those surviving are doing it day-by-day.

Among them is the McDowell Cleaners on Cascade Road, which has been in business 60 years.

“Starting in March, our business dropped about 60 percent, and we tried to keep everyone here working, and

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Kanye West Will Submit Official Demands to Labels ‘Really Soon’

Kanye West has been flooding Twitter for the last week with a sprawling rant against record companies and modern music deals, demanding that artists are given control over their own masters — and peppering photos of his home furniture and quotes from the Bible into the tweetstorm as well. Some may have struggled to recognize his core intentions due to this stream-of-consciousness style of communication, but West’s music manager Abou “Bu” Thiam is eager to provide clarity.

The timing of that moment was not as random as it may have appeared, according to Thiam, who quietly started working with West two years ago.

“To be frank, we’ve been negotiating with Universal for a year and a half,” Thiam tells Rolling Stone in his first interview as West’s manager. “We’ve been deep in the trenches with them having these discussions.”

Why now? West has been a superstar in the music industry

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Starting on the West Side, a push to expand internet access to San Antonio students could reach 20,000 in 12 months

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Up to 2,400 West Side students currently without internet access at home could have it by December under San Antonio’s Connected Beyond the Classroom program, the city’s Office of Innovation said Tuesday.

The effort to bridge the digital divide for students in underserved areas — which became a crisis spawned by the need for remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic — will eventually provide internet access to up to 20,000 students at no cost, Brian Dillard, the city’s chief innovation officer, told a City Council committee.

About one-fifth of San Antonio households with children don’t have ready access to the internet, a survey conducted earlier this year found. The city invested $27.3 million from its general

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The West Coast’s wildfire real estate crisis has $8 billion at stake

  • The 2020 wildfires are some of the worst in the history of the West Coast. 
  • Per a recent analysis by Realtor.com, roughly $8 billion worth of real estate is currently at risk in California and Oregon, which equates to over 23,700 homes. 
  • Top real estate agents up and down the coast describe why this year is different, and what it means for property values. It could actually be a good thing for urban areas.
  • Jed Kolko, chief economist for jobs site Indeed, told Business Insider that while the fires may prompt some to move away, others with the financial means may become seasonal “firebirds,” like the “snowbirds” on the east coast. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The 2020 wildfires are some of the worst in the history of the West Coast.

In recent weeks, dozens of fires have lit up California, Oregon, and Washington, burning both rural and

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Kanye West says he has ‘the most powerful lawyer in music’ as he ‘can afford them’ to help get his ‘masters’

KANYE West has been tweeting about the music industry and artist’s rights this weekend as he vowed to get his masters back.

Kanye, 43, took to Twitter on Sunday to post about “NEW RECORDING AND PUBLISHING DEAL GUIDELINES”.

Kanye West took to Twitter on Sunday to rant about the music industry

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Kanye West took to Twitter on Sunday to rant about the music industryCredit: AFP or licensors

Dedicating an individual tweet to each of his points, he began with: “1. The artist owns the copyright in the recordings and songs and leases them to the record label / publisher for a limited term. 1 year deals.

“2. The record label / publisher is a service provider that receives a share of the income for a limited term. The split can be 80/20 in the artists favor.

“3. DEPENDANTS Artists must be dependent on no one but themselves to manage their catalog. You should need NO ONE else to understand the business

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Kanye West Says He’s Going to Help Taylor Swift Get Her Master Recordings

Kanye West’s newest Twitter proclamation is that he’s going to help Taylor Swift acquire her master recordings following the Scooter Braun-related 2019 controversy over the matter.

West took to Twitter to make the announcement in all caps, writing, “I’m going to personally see to it that Taylor Swift gets her masters back. Scooter is a close family friend.”

Following Swift’s response to Braun—who bought the singer’s masters when he purchased her former label Big Machine Label Group for over $300 million—reports surfaced that Swift could have acquired the rights to her music and/or the label itself. However, that isn’t exactly true. 

According to Swift and her attorney Donald Passman, she was never given the opportunity to purchase her masters without signing a new deal with Big Machine, and under terms that she found to be objectionable.

In her statement regarding Braun purchasing Big Machine, which she posted on Tumblr, Swift

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