Lawsuit against Indiana university given class action status

first_img Pinterest By Associated Press – January 16, 2020 0 308 WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Previous articleIndiana panel backs higher fines for underaged tobacco salesNext articleButtigieg decision on police chief shadows presidential run Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications. Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Lawsuit against Indiana university given class action status IndianaNews Pinterest (Photo supplied/Indiana University) BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A judge has granted class-action status to a lawsuit alleging an Indiana university breached its contract by provided substandard living assignments to thousands of students staying in residential halls where mold was found.Circuit Court Judge Holly Harvey’s Monday ruling comes as Indiana University’s residence centers Foster and McNutt are being renovated, where mold was a problem during the 2018-19 school year.Those projects made more than 2,000 beds unavailable at the residence halls forcing students to live off campus.The Herald Times reports that despite efforts to clean up the mold, university officials agreed that only a full-scale renovation of the residence centers would eliminate it.last_img read more

With One Last Perfomance, Darkside Is Truly ‘Gone Too Soon’

first_imgFriday night, a lucky number of ticketholders said goodbye to DARKSIDE – the shortlasted collaboration of electronic artist Nicolas Jaar and guitarist, multi-instrumentalist Dave Harrington. The event was held at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple – a beautifully detailed coffered ceiling with decorated chandeliers ornamented the main room, while the marble laden front room made for a welcoming entrance. Valentin Stip opened with a short ambient set, getting everyone moving while the mainroom slowly filled up. He played an arrangement of tracks from his release, Sigh. After a short intermission following Valentin Stip’s opening performance, the lights dimmed once again for the main spectacle of the evening. The duo that dominated a certain sound, blending rock and experimental electronic, since their inception in a Berlin Hotel Room back in 2011. DARKSIDE took the stage, starting with a high-energy rendition of “Freak, Go Home”, and flowing through a medley of familiar tracks, culminating in a final goodbye with their album opener, “Golden Arrow”. Every song was spot on, starting out as a familiar tune and seemlessly transitioning into a grungy jam usually led by a unique, funky distorted guitar lick. The only break was towards the end of the set, where Nico took a few minutes to thank everyone that made the DARKSIDE project possible, hugging his musical partner, Dave, as they played on to the end. But the peak of the performance was when DARKSIDE played “Gone Too Soon”, a recent release on Nicolas Jaar’s private label “Other People”, a song they stated, “didn’t make it onto [Psychic]”. The emotionally driven electronic funk anthem only had listeners begging for more. Unfortunately, DARKSIDE is gone for now, but we’ll be keeping our ears open for future announcements from both Dave and Nico. The full setlist for the show is listed below – Freak, Go HomePaper TrailsA1 The Only Shrine I’ve Seen Gone Too Soon Heart MetatronGolden Arrowlast_img read more

NASCAR Qualifying 101: questions answered

first_imgREAD: Top 10 rookie campaigns RELATED: Breaking down the changes | NASCAR official release | VIDEO: New format explained  Q. How does this new qualifying impact the Coors Light Pole Award or Keystone Light Pole Award? A. The fastest driver in the final round of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying will earn the Coors Light Pole Award. The fastest driver in the final round of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying will earn the Keystone Light Pole Award. Q. How will the cars/trucks be chosen in the first round of qualifying? A. Cars/trucks will be lined up on pit road based on a random draw. Q. Where will the cars/trucks that advance go between rounds? A. Cars/trucks that advance return to their respective pit stalls in preparation for the next round of qualifying. Q. What kind of adjustments can be made on pit road during qualifying? A. Teams can make wedge, track bar, tire pressure and tape adjustments and also plug in oil on pit road, but only between each qualifying round. A team cannot jack up the vehicle or raise the hood. Q. What happens if a car/truck is involved in an on track incident during one of the qualifying rounds? Are they permitted to return to pit road and/or the garage to make repairs? A. Repairs are not permissible on pit road or in the garage during qualifying. Once a vehicle returns to the garage, it will not be permitted to return or compete in that qualifying round or any future qualifying rounds for that event. Q. Will vehicles’ top lap speeds carry over between rounds? A. No. Top lap speeds are reset after each round. Q. Will NASCAR stop the clock during a qualifying round because of an incident? A. The clock will stop if the red flag is displayed and it can also be stopped at the discretion of the managing director of the series. Q. What happens when the clock strikes zero at the end of a round? A. Vehicles are allowed to cross the start/finish line one time. Q. Does a car/truck have to compete for the entire duration of a session? A. No, but the vehicle must complete one lap in order to record a qualifying time. Q. Does the new qualifying format impact provisionals? A. No. NASCAR’s provisional system remains intact and provisionals will be assigned at the end of the first round of qualifying. Q. What if two or more vehicles finish tied with the same top lap speed? A. If multiple vehicles are tied with the same top lap speed, their starting position will be determined by the owner point standings. If owner points cannot break the tie, the driver setting the duplicate time first would start in front of the other. Note: Owner points from the previous season will be used to break ties until the completion of the third championship event of the current season. Q. What happens if qualifying can’t be completed because of weather or other adverse conditions? A. If one or more qualifying sessions are completed, the starting positions will be determined based on the most-recently completed qualifying sessions. Q. What happens if qualifying is canceled because of weather or other adverse conditions? A. Starting positions will be determined per the rule book. Q. Will this format also be used for road courses? A. This format will be used at all NASCAR tracks across all three national series, with the exception of the Daytona 500 and non-points NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway. Q. Will pit stall selections be handled as they have been previously, with the No. 1 qualifier getting first choice, No. 2 qualifier getting the second choice, etc.? A. The pit stall selection process post-qualifying will remain the same. MORE: WATCH: NASCAR ’14 trailer: Stewart’s comeback READ: Kurt Busch compares new, old teams READ: Twitter crew: Favorite NASCAR follows Frequently asked questions about NASCAR’s new qualifying ruleslast_img read more

Member of the Month: September

first_imgHometown: Lakeland, Florida ​ Current City: ​South Riding, Virginia (currently deployed in Afghanistan) Member since:  2016 “I wanted to participate in the NASCAR Fan Council since it provides the fans an active voice and engagement directly with the sanctioning body, as they try to ensure the quality of competition is always top-notch.” Q: What’s your dream car? “A McLaren 650S, but I’m trying to convince my wife the new Corvettes are practical.” Tracks: “Martinsville and Watkins Glen” Q. How did you first become interested in NASCAR? “Sonoma and Talladega”   “My grandfather raced in the 1950s at short tracks throughout South Florida, and I was the first-born grandson.  Naturally, when I was old enough, it was straight to karts and we would spend Saturday nights at our local tracks, and Sunday was watching or attending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.” “To me, it’s the camaraderie and competition in the garage among the teams.  There is nothing greater than cars racing into Turn 1 every week. The personalities, and being able to relate to them, is what makes NASCAR great — the never-give-up attitudes, and the underdog story we all pull for every week.” Q. Why did you join the Official NASCAR Fan Council? Q: What do you like to do in your free time? Q: Tell us about your family. Do you have children and/or pets?center_img Name: Eric From all of us at NASCAR, we thank Eric for his continued support and look forward to hearing from him in 2016. “My wife, Christine, and I have been married for two years.  We don’t have kids yet, but we do have a beagle, Max, and a basset hound, Sadie Belle.” Getting to know ERIC Q: Do you have a favorite in any of the following categories? “I have many fond memories at the racetrack. The 1998 Pepsi 400 at Daytona, which was delayed due to the wildfires. I had the opportunity to meet Dave Marcis and spend several minutes talking with him about how far the sport had come at that time. The 2012 spring race at Bristol Motor Speedway, I had the opportunity to stand in the bed of the truck during the parade lap at driver introductions with Kyle Busch and Marcos Ambrose. By far, my most favorite memory was being able to talk with NASCAR Hall of Fame Driver Bobby Allison about races in the 1950s at Medley Speedway, Key West and other locations in South Florida. My wife (who wasn’t a fan until her first race at Bristol in 2012) and I make a point to attend Richmond and Martinsville for both races every year, because of the hospitality Dennis Bickmeier and Clay Campbell provide to the fans!” Q. What makes NASCAR special for you? “I love spending my time at racetracks.  I race Legend cars on ovals and road courses throughout the mid-Atlantic, and when I’m not doing that I’m a spotter in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series for David Polenz at Dominion Raceway in Virginia.” Q: If you could go to any NASCAR race/track, where would you go? Q: Do you have any favorite NASCAR memories or traditions?last_img read more

Vermont joins with California in low carbon fuel standard court fight

first_imgVermont, along with six other states, filed an amicus â friend of the courtâ  brief Friday with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit supporting Californiaâ s appeal of a federal district courtâ s rulings invalidating its low carbon fuel standard. California adopted its low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) for transportation fuels as a key part of its strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.â Climate change threatens the health, safety and welfare of our citizens,’said Attorney General William H. Sorrell. â The federal government has been slow to take action on climate change. Vermont needs to have the ability to adopt a low carbon fuel standard as one of its tools to confront climate change.’Vermont is one of several New England and Mid-Atlantic states working on developing a regional low carbon fuel standard, similar to Californiaâ s.In Rocky Mountain Farmers Union v. Goldstene, 09-2234, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California (Fresno) ruled that Californiaâ s LCFS impermissibly regulates interstate commerce and issued a preliminary injunction blocking Californiaâ s enforcement of the standard. In the brief filed today with the Ninth Circuit, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland, Oregon and Washington agree with California that the courtâ s analysis is flawed and its rulings should be reversed. Vermont Attorney General, June 15, 2012last_img read more

NG Advantage delivers 150 Thanksgiving packages in Milton

first_imgNG Advantage LLC,Vermont Business Magazine As part of its ongoing efforts to help its neighbors, NG Advantage is donating 150 Thanksgiving Packages to the Milton Family Community Center, and urging other local businesses and organizations to join in the spirit of giving during the holiday season to help those who are less fortunate. This donation will comprise half the Milton Family Community Center’s overall goal of 300 Thanksgiving packages. NG’s natural gas terminal is located in Milton.“NG Advantage recognizes the significant impact made when we can contribute to the good work our local community organizations do for our neighbors in need,” said NG Advantage CEO Rico Biasetti. “We also call on our partners in the business community to join us in the spirit of giving, and urge them to support these key programs that so many local residents rely on not only during the holidays, but year-round.”“We focus on empowering families and individuals by providing crucial and accessible services, while also fostering a sense of belonging for our neighbors in the community,” said Vikki Patterson, Executive Director of Milton Family Community Center. “NG Advantage’s generous donation helps provide Thanksgiving dinners for residents who otherwise would not be able to afford a traditional holiday celebration.”The Milton Family Community Center’s mission is to build strong communities through empowering individuals and families with access to innovative services and programs. The Community Center organizes food donations for their emergency food shelf, facilitates full-day/full-year preschool programs for toddlers and infants, and offers after-school childcare. Through these and other crucial financial and social support services, the Community Center serves 150 families every month, and relies on the generosity of their volunteers, residents, and local businesses to ensure that these families and individuals have food on their table and the support they deserve.“NG Advantage is hoping today’s donation helps spur a ripple effect that encourages other local businesses and organizations to donate their time and the resources to allow these worthy causes to flourish,” said Biasetti.The Milton Family Community Center is still calling for Thanksgiving Packages donations to fulfill their goal of 300 packages. Each package includes turkey (or other meat), stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, vegetables, potatoes, sweet potatoes, biscuits, and dessert.Today’s delivery is part of NG Advantage’s ongoing investment in the communities they serve. This week the company has also supported programs in Concord, New Hampshire, and Ticonderoga, New York.About NG Advantage LLCNG Advantage provides the economic and environmental benefits of clean-burning natural gas to boiler and kiln operators located beyond the reach of pipelines via one of the largest virtual pipeline trailer fleets in the US. The company pioneered trucking compressed natural gas to end users in the US and is the leading provider of this “virtual pipeline” service in the country. The company’s current customers include large regional hospitals, paper mills, asphalt plants, food processors, industrial dry cleaners, manufacturing facilities, and local distribution companies. The company, which is majority owned by Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ:CLNE), is expanding nationwide from its base in the Northeast.,Yeslast_img read more

New incentives, sales tax exemption help local wood energy biz

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Winter cold might be the furthest thing from Vermonter’s minds right now, however, now is the time to start thinking about how to heat next winter. They can also save money with wood heat. The savings available to Vermonters come from a number of places. First, a rural economic development bill sponsored by Senator Starr and recently signed into law by Governor Scott eliminates the sales tax on modern automated wood heating systems. In addition to the sales tax exemption, there are a number of new incentives and many utilities-specific incentives. Efficiency Vermont offers a $3,000 flat rate incentive for new advanced wood boilers. Additionally, the Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) offers $3,000 flat-rate incentive for a total of $6,000 off a new renewable wood heating system.“Reliable and renewable heating alternatives to oil and gas exist; and there has never been a better time for Vermonters to make the switch,” said Olivia Campbell Andersen, Executive Director of Renewable Energy Vermont. “With new incentives and the state sales exemption recently signed into law, you can get straight to saving money with local wood.”Senator Anthony Pollina of Washington County, a member of the Senate Agricultural Committee, speaks during the event. Click photo for video. Courtesy REV.“Efficiency Vermont is excited to be a part of this great partnership to help more Vermonters save money and energy, and help our environment by utilizing advanced wood heat technologies,” said Efficiency Vermont Director Karen Glitman. “So much great work has been done in the wood heat sector, and we’re looking forward to being a part of taking it to the next level with new incentives, technical support, contractor training, and consumer education.”Additional opportunities are available to Vermonters on more location-specific basis, such as $1,000 rebate on approved pellet boilers/furnaces by Washington Electric Cooperative. A full overview of Vermont wood heat incentives can be found on Renewable Energy Vermont’s website(link is external).Advanced wood heating solutions are highly efficient; support sustainable forest management;  utilizing local wood; and produce negligible emissions. Advanced wood heat is a widely recognized, energy efficient way to heat homes and businesses with all of the convenience of a traditional heating system, thanks to the automated system which feeds the pelleted or chipped wood fuel into the system.“As a homeowner, I can tell you that this system is as easy to use as an oil furnace while providing convenience and savings of a renewable fuel,” said Susan Clark, a homeowner in Middlesex and advanced wood heat user. “We heated with traditional cordwood for 15 years before SunWood Biomass helped us make the switch to advanced wood heat. There is no lugging wood and no mess. A fuel truck comes twice a year, drops off our local wood pellets, and we set our thermostat.”Vermont Sales and Use Tax Exemption:Starting July 1, 2018, advanced wood heat boilers will qualify for a retail sales and use tax exemption.  The exemption is on qualifying equipment and directly associated equipment must meet the following requirements:  (A) installed as a primary central heating system; (B) rated as high-efficiency, meaning a higher heating value or gross calorific value of 85 percent or more; (C) containing at least one week fuel-storage, automated startup and shutdown, and fuel feed; and (D) meeting other efficiency and air emissions standards established by the Department of Environmental Conservation.Don’t miss out – this is a limited time opportunity!Efficiency Vermont & Clean Energy Development Fund Incentives: Efficiency VT (EVT) has a flat-rate incentive of $3,000 for pellet boilers. Additionally, the Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) offers $3,000 flat-rate incentive for a total of $6,000. EVT and CEDF are working to combine these two forms into one form to be available July 1, 2018. Learn more here(link is external).EVT also has a new custom incentive for commercial/institutional installations of pellet heating systems.Advanced wood heat is a solution which has garnered considerable attention in the past few years in a state which is heavily dependent on foreign fuels for heating and has failed to meet greenhouse gas reduction targets. The 5-Year Plan for Advanced Wood Heating(link is external) released last year by Renewable Energy Vermont brought to light that 78 cents of every dollar spent on fossil fuel heating goes out of the state, while using local wood, much like local food, keeps our energy dollars local. Due to this solution’s position at the confluence of these benefits and Vermont’s needs, advanced wood heating solutions received tri-partisan support this past legislative biennium. Last year, bipartisan legislation was put forth by Rep. Bob Helm and Rep. Curt McCormack. This legislative session, the legislation was incorporated into the Senate Agriculture Committee’s rural economic development bill.“The passage of the Senate Agricultural Committee’s bill is important and a win for our rural economy,” said Senator Anthony Pollina of Washington County, a member of the Senate Agricultural Committee. “It’s not only good for homeowners and small businesses, it is also a win for hard-working Vermonters who care for the working landscape which makes this state such an incredible place to live.”“I am very grateful for the leadership of Representative Helm, Senator Starr, and Senator Pollina for championing this sector which is a pillar of Vermont’s forest and climate economy, said Dave Frank, owner of SunWood Biomass, a Waitsfield-based advanced wood heating company. “This solutions is one that is one that is well suited to our state’s long history of self-reliance and stewardship and dependence on our working lands.”More information about advanced wood heat installer and providers can be found at the Vermont Renewable Energy Business Listing | www.revermont.org/vrebl(link is external)A complete listing of incentives available for advanced wood heat can be found here(link is external).Renewable Energy Vermont represents businesses, non-profits, utilities, and individuals committed to reducing our reliance on dirty fossil fuels by increasing clean, renewable energy and energy efficiency in Vermont. Vermont’s clean energy economy directly enables at least 19,080 jobs at 3,751 businesses, representing approximately 6% of Vermont’s workforce. Together, we will achieve 90% total renewable energy (electric, thermal, transportation) before 2050. Learn more at www.revermont.org(link is external).last_img read more

State Senate District 10 candidates Constance, Thompson in dispute over ‘defund the police’ claims

first_imgAmid widespread protests and rallies for racial equity and justice, the national conversation over police funding has arisen as a final-stretch flashpoint in the much-watched race for the Kansas State Senate District 10 seat.Register to continuelast_img

Dan Rockwell: A must read

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr That quote comes from his post, titled “17 ways to meet tomorrow’s challenges.” A few tid-bits from his writing… continue reading » by. Anthony DemangoneI can’t remember the exact day I stumbled upon the “Leadership Freak.”  It is a blog written by Dan Rockwell. Devoted to leadership, it is a daily dose of medicine, encouragement and thought-provoking questions.Take yesterday’s offering from Mr. Rockwell.last_img read more

Newly built Riata project in Chandler sold for $91M

first_imgAnother large, multifamily deal was made recently, as the 300-unit Class A multifamily community Riata was sold by Embrey Development to EPI Property Management for $91 million, or $303,333 per unit.CBRE’s Tyler Anderson, Sean Cunningham, Asher Gunter, Matt Pesch, and Mark McFate of Phoenix Multifamily Institutional Properties represented the seller, San Antonio, Texas-based real estate developer Embrey Partners. Martin Cohan of Marcus & Millichap and Cliff David and Steve Gebing of IPA represented the buyer and managed the execution of the sale to EPI, which is a private family trust in a 1031 exchange.Built in 2020, Riata features resort-inspired amenities, including a two-story clubhouse with billiards table, arcade games and a dedicated business center. The fully equipped club-style gym includes a separate yoga and fitness studio with spin bikes. Riata’s pool and spa area features a fire pit plus covered seating and open sun decks.“Riata represents the best of Embrey’s ongoing dedication to design, detail, craftsmanship and creating places where people want to be,” said Embrey Chief Investment Officer Garrett Karam. “We matched Chandler’s desire for high-end Class A multifamily with market need, and resident demand followed. We are excited for EPI in this acquisition and believe Riata will provide stable growth over the long term.”“The acquisition of Riata was the culmination of an exhaustive search for a best-in-class multifamily asset to purchase following the sale of the buyer’s long-held Northwest Valley apartment property,” said Cohan, Marcus & Millichap senior vice president investments and advisor to the buyer. “Procuring this investment opportunity for my long-term client required the skillful precision and market expertise of the David-Gebing team,” added Cohan. “It was a pleasure to collaborate with them; a true highlight in my ongoing 34-year career as a commercial real estate investment advisor.”The multifamily vacancy rate in Chandler decreased 30 basis points year-over-year to 3.3 percent in third quarter 2020, the lowest rate on record going back to 1995, according to CBRE Econometric Advisors.“Embrey Partners is a premier developer and they delivered a best-in-class community,” said CBRE’s Gunter.  “Phoenix is a top-performing market nationally.  Riata presented an excellent opportunity to acquire one of the best luxury multifamily communities in the Southeast Valley.”Riata is adjacent to Chandler Fashion Center, a 1.3 million square feet super regional mall, and the community is situated at the gateway to the Price Road Corridor in Chandler, the hub of Phoenix’s high-tech manufacturing and financial services employment.“Riata is a well-conceived, well-located trophy apartment community developed by San Antonio, Texas-based Embrey Partners,” said David. “The rapidity of the lease-up, despite the impositions caused by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, demonstrates the attraction Riata has for people desiring apartment homes with high-end amenities adjacent to Chandler’s premiere retail concentration and proximate to the robust Price Corridor, the foremost destination for high-salaried professionals in the state of Arizona.”last_img read more