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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Subscribe Bill Ukropina with his wife Linan Ukropina and son Conrad UkropinaJohn Medina and John Naber mingle with guests at Bill Ukropina’s Holiday LunchThe visitors’ locker room at the Rose Bowl is a surprisingly nice place for a holiday party. Free from football players during the week, spacious and roomy with an array of empty wooden lockers, the space feels like it’s inviting occupation. And occupied it was at Bill Ukropina’s annual holiday lunch by a benevolent force of Pasadena business leaders and socialites on the afternoon of December 11th.With a buffet style luncheon of tasty food for the over two hundred guests, the casual style of this holiday fest captures the very heart of Bill Ukropina’s personal style. As Executive Vice President of Coldwell Banker Commercial North County with offices in Glendale and Pasadena, Bill is known for being one of the best networkers in all of Southern California. Keeping connected, listening with an attentive eye, and appreciating his clients’ success are the keys to why business leaders choose to work with Bill time and time again.At the Rose Bowl holiday lunch, it is a touch ingenuous to say the visitors’ locker room was free of all football players. Along with his wife Linan Ukropina, Bill’s holiday party was co-hosted by his son Conrad Ukropina, the talented kicker for the Stanford University football team. You might remember reading about Conrad Ukropina’s game-winning 45-yard field goal on November 28th that gave the nationally ranked Stanford Cardinals football team the win over Notre Dame. It was one of Bill and Linan’s proudest moments as parents.At his annual event, Bill does a lot more than just feed his guests. He also brings in an engaging public figure to give a dynamic presentation. Like Olympic Gold Medalist John Naber did at last year’s gathering, the speaker, almost always a published author, does a free book signing after the talk with Bill generously providing all of the books for his multitude of guests. Still, after reading halfway through, you might be wondering why the 2015 Holiday Lunch of Bill Ukropina was described in the headline as a “mindful” success.The mindfulness angle came thanks to this year’s speaker John Medina. A developmental molecular biologist and popular science writer, Medina spoke about the importance of executive function, a topic he explores in his latest New York Times bestseller, Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School. Executive function is the most advanced expression of the human brain that deals with cognitive control and emotional self-regulation.What proved to be so fascinating about John Medina’s talk was its evolution from beginning to end. At first, the audience was a bit lost as Medina discussed the evolution of the concept with a series of complex quotes by brilliant scientists. However, the initial complexity and intricacy of the cocoon of ideas Medina was spinning soon blossomed into an incredibly insightful butterfly that touched practically everyone in the room.The powerful point made by John Medina was that executive function is the only accurate barometer for success whether it is applied to anyone from second graders to corporate employees. The higher the executive function as measured by several basic tests, the more successful and happy the person. Improving executive function turns out to be the only way to make any significant forward progress in terms .The question on the tip of everyone’s tongue from Bill Ukropina to John Naber was how can executive function be improved. It turns out there is a very simple way to significantly improve executive function and slow down the aging process at the same time. In an ending that surprised just about everyone, John Medina revealed, “We know that you can increase executive function simply by aerobically exercising as little as three times a week for 30 minutes.” Such exercise leads to greater happiness and greater success.Such a doable revelation was a wonderful way to end another successful holiday lunch hosted by Bill Ukropina at the Rose Bowl. Since Conrad Ukropina and the Stanford Cardinals are taking on the Iowa Hawkeyes on New Year’s Day 2016, Bill and Linan will be back to watch their son in action. In honor of his continued support of the Rose Bowl, the marketing staff presented Bill with a special Rose Bowl football jersey with Conrad’s Stanford number and his last name. It truly was a fitting tribute to a wonderful afternoon.About the AuthorGrowing up in New York City as a stutterer, John Lavitt embraced writing as a way to express himself when the words would not come. After graduating from Brown University, he lived on the Greek island of Patmos, studying with his mentor the late American poet Robert Lax. As a writer, John Lavitt’s published work includes several articles in Chicken Soup For The Soul volumes and poems in multiple poetry journals and compilations. Today, John Lavitt works at Open Interactive as the Director of Content Development. As a journalist, he is a Regular Contributor to The Fix where he writes investigative reports about the latest issues in the world of addiction and recovery.
By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Local NewsBusiness Twitter WhatsApp KINGSTON, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– Kingstone Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: KINS), a Northeast regional property and casualty insurance holding company, parent company of Kingstone Insurance, today announced a strategic partnership with Flyreel, Inc., the most advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform for property insurance, to help customers manage risk and prevent loss through AI-assisted inspections. Flyreel’s revolutionary AI assistant guides homeowners through a customized self-inspection of their property, using their smartphone camera and advanced computer vision technology to document property features, as well as risks and hazards. Kingstone’s customers have embraced the Flyreel experience, allowing them to conduct their home inspections at their convenience and on their terms, with no need for an in-person visit from an inspection service. More than 94% of users expressed satisfaction with using the AI assistant, with ease of use and the ability to conduct a contactless inspection as common reasons for the positive feedback. The adoption of this technology has decreased processing time for Kingstone’s underwriters by providing high-quality, real-time data directly from the policyholder. The unprecedented access to the interior of the home has also raised awareness of potential risks and hazards previously unexposed to Kingstone. “Flyreel’s AI powered-app offers Kingstone a long-term solution for customer-first inspections,” said Robert Jacobson, Kingstone’s Vice President of Operations. “Overall, we are seeing a quicker, smoother, and more comprehensive inspection solution for both the customers and underwriters. Kingstone is gaining actionable data in a new way that streamlines the process while also improving the outcomes.” “We’re honored to support Kingstone Insurance in their mission to provide a best-in-class experience to their customers, all while improving underwriting outcomes and efficiency,” said Cole Winans, CEO of Flyreel. “We’re excited to be partnering with Kingstone as they remain steadfast in their commitment to protecting their homeowners with the best of today’s technology.” Visit https://www.kingstoneinsurance.com to learn more about Kingstone Insurance. About Flyreel Flyreel provides Total Property Understanding™ for underwriting, loss control and claims. Flyreel’s advanced AI assistant guides users through fully configurable workflows. As users scan their property with their smartphone camera, Flyreel’s proprietary computer vision technology automatically documents critical property data like hazards, risks, features, materials and more. Flyreel’s AI Assistant can “react and respond” to data collected by the policyholder, adapting and customizing conversational workflows based on the unique attributes that it “sees” in near real-time. To learn more about Flyreel, visit https://www.flyreel.co/. About Kingstone Companies, Inc. Kingstone is a Northeast regional property and casualty insurance holding company whose principal operating subsidiary is Kingstone Insurance Company (“KICO”). KICO is a multi-line carrier writing business through retail and wholesale agents and brokers. KICO offers primarily personal lines insurance products, as well as Physical Damage Only coverage to taxi, limousine, and transportation network vehicle owners in New York State. Actively writing in New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, Kingstone is also licensed in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Maine. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005320/en/ CONTACT: Kingstone Companies Robert Jacobson, (845) 340-8370 ([email protected])Flyreel, Inc. Alyson Austin, (949) 403-0484 ([email protected]) KEYWORD: NEW YORK UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: COMMERCIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY OTHER TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE HARDWARE OTHER CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY DATA MANAGEMENT RESIDENTIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE SOURCE: Kingstone Companies, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 09:01 AM/DISC: 02/09/2021 09:02 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005320/en Twitter Facebook WhatsApp TAGS Facebook Pinterest Kingstone Insurance Partners with Flyreel to Offer Breakthrough Contactless Home Inspections Previous articleKathy Cody Appointed President of Orchid InsuranceNext articleDisrupting Pharmacy Benefit Management: RxParadigm Launches to Restore Drug Industry Competitiveness and Reduce the Costs of Prescription Drugs for Americans Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest
in Daily Dose, Featured, News Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Housing Industry’s Mixed Reactions to New Eviction Moratorium September 2, 2020 1,693 Views About Author: Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago 2020-09-02 Christina Hughes Babb Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. 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Previous: CDC Orders Temporary Halt to Residential Evictions Next: U.S. Senate Banking Committee Requests Clarity on Cryptocurrencies Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Home / Daily Dose / The Housing Industry’s Mixed Reactions to New Eviction Moratorium Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Many in the housing industry are reacting to an announcement Tuesday that the Trump administration, by way of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has put a new conditional eviction ban in place, effective immediately. The order follows President Trump’s early-August Executive Order, which directed the CDC to “evaluate whether temporarily halting evictions for failure to pay rent would be reasonably necessary to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. The CDC has concluded that such a temporary ban on evictions would be an effective measure to prevent the spread of Covid-19.” “In the context of a pandemic, eviction moratoria—like quarantine, isolation, and social distancing—can be an effective public health measure utilized to prevent the spread of communicable disease,” the CDC stated in writing. “Eviction moratoria facilitate self-isolation by people who become ill or who are at risk for severe illness from COVID-19 due to an underlying medical condition.” Initial reports noted that the rule potentially would be subject to pushback from property owners. Some landlords already have been fighting eviction bans at a state level. Administration officials have said that it will be up to local courts to adjudicate eviction filings, but that the federal order should protect all tenants who qualify for the program should they face judicial proceedings. Housing advocates immediately began reacting to the news. Most commended the action, while adding that more needs to happen in order to protect both landowners and renters. National Association of Realtors (NAR) stated “appreciation and support of administration efforts to ensure struggling Americans can remain in their homes.” But NAR President Vince Malta went on to say that “this order as-written will bring chaos to our nation’s critical rental housing sector and put countless property owners out of business.” “Any eviction moratorium must also come with rental assistance for property owners, the vast majority of which are mom-and-pop investors and are still required to meet their financial obligations even as they cease to receive income on their properties,” Malta said. “NAR strongly encourages Congress to pass immediate legislation that would instead provide emergency rental assistance programs directly to housing providers.” The National Multifamily Housing Council released a statement expressing dissatisfaction “that the Administration has chosen to enact a federal eviction moratorium without the existence of dedicated, long-term funding for rental and unemployment assistance.” Not only does an eviction moratorium not address renters’ real financial needs, they said, but also a protracted eviction moratorium does nothing to address the financial pressures and obligations of rental property owners. “Without mortgage forbearance protections and protections from other property-level financial obligations such as property taxes, insurance payments, and utility service, the stability of the entire rental housing sector is thrown into question.” The NMHC added that it is best left to state and local officials who better know their housing markets and can tailor protections to the varied and unique eviction laws and judicial processes across jurisdictions. To that last point, the CDC stated that the eviction ban will “allow State and local authorities to more easily implement stay-at-home and social distancing directives to mitigate the community spread of COVID-19.” National Housing Conference President and CEO David M. Dworkin said the order “does a good job of explaining in great detail why we must address this growing crisis.” “Unfortunately, it does nothing to solve it,” he added. “It merely kicks the problem down the road to January, when the weather will be colder and more people will be experiencing even greater crisis.” The federal halt on evictions will be in place until December 31. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago
News UpdatesIs Random Testing For Covid-19 Possible?, Allahabad HC Asks UP Govt [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK18 Jun 2020 1:50 AMShare This – xAs the state records a sharp spike in the reported cases of Covid-19, the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday sought information from the State Government of UP, whether random testing for the infection is possible. The direction was passed by the bench of Justices Siddhartha Varma and Ajit Kumar while hearing the suo moto PIL titled “In-Re Inhuman Condition At Quarantine Centres And…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginAs the state records a sharp spike in the reported cases of Covid-19, the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday sought information from the State Government of UP, whether random testing for the infection is possible. The direction was passed by the bench of Justices Siddhartha Varma and Ajit Kumar while hearing the suo moto PIL titled “In-Re Inhuman Condition At Quarantine Centres And For Providing Better Treatment To Corona Positive”. The Additional Advocate General Manish Goyal, appearing for the State submitted that India being a welfare nation, with limited resources, is not in a position to go in for random Covid-19 testing. He further submitted that there is a protocol for actually allowing a person to get tested. However, the court said it was keen on knowing the feasibility of the proposal. “The anxiety of the Court is to know as to how, now almost after two and a half months of the first lockdown, the State is proposing to go in for random testing,” it remarked. The bench also asked the Government about the actual cost of testing, per individual. “The Court upon seeing that the Covid-19 infection is increasing everyday in the State of U.P., is keen to know whether random testing is possible and what is the actual cost of Covid-19 testing for one particular individual,” the order states. Vide order dated May 26, 2020, the Telangana High Court had also directed the State to carry out random testing, and community testing. Similarly, as per the order issued by the Additional Chief Secretary (H&FW) of the Karnatak government, the state will now begin random testing on people including slum-dwellers, vendors/bill collectors in malls, supermarkets, markets and footpaths, and delivery boys of food chains and couriers. Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Story
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The majority of coastal Antarctic stations release untreated sewage into the near-shore marine environment. This study examined bacterial reproduction within the temporary sewage-holding tanks of Rothera Research Station (Adelaide Island, Antarctic Peninsula) and monitored sewage pollution in the local marine environment. By continuously flushing the sewage-holding tanks with cold seawater we inhibited microbial reproduction and decreased the numbers of bacteria subsequently released into the sea by >90%. The widespread use of this simplemethod could significantly reduce the numbers of faecal coliform and other non-native microorganisms introduced into the Antarctic marine environment
The company is already responsible for the EPCI of the SURF equipment for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project in West Africa Image: The Greater Tortue Ahmeyim LNG project is located on the maritime border of Mauritania and Senegal, West Africa. Image courtesy of BP p.l.c. McDermott International has won a fabrication subcontract for the subsea production system (SPS) for BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project, located offshore Mauritania and Senegal.The scope of work under the contract includes project management, fabrication engineering, procurement, pre-assembly, fabrication, acceptance tests, and system-integration tests.The company did not disclose the contract value but indicated it to be in the $1m-$50m range.McDermott said that the contract-related work is slated to commence in the third quarter of 2019 and is likely to be finished by the third quarter of 2020 at its fabrication facility in Batam, Indonesia.McDermott’s other contract for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim projectIn March 2019, McDermott alongside Baker Hughes was awarded subsea equipment contracts for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project. McDermott’s role in the contract is the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF), under a contract worth $500-750m.Fabrication of the pipeline structures and riser structure for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim Project, under the previous contract, is also being executed by the company at its Batam facility.McDermott Asia Pacific senior vice president Ian Prescott said: “This award reflects the value of holistic project planning to get the best outcomes for the project and the customer.“Fabrication for both the SPS and subsea, umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) scope for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project will now be undertaken in McDermott’s yard in Batam, which enables a fast-tracked fabrication schedule to be delivered.”The Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project is an offshore gas development in the constituent Tortue and Ahmeyim fields aimed at tapping into an estimated 15 trillion cubic feet of gas in place.BP and its partners – Kosmos Energy, Petrosen and SMHPM sanctioned the offshore gas project in December 2018. Stretching over the C-8 block off the shore of Mauritania and also the Saint-Louis Profond block offshore Senegal, the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project is due to begin production in 2022.The offshore gas project will produce gas from an ultra-deepwater subsea system and a mid-water floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel.
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