Orange County hosts Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

first_img Previous article“Let’s Talk About It” Episode 12: Solutions for at-risk youthNext articleState of the City address this morning Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs welcomed more than 50 leaders in government, academia and the private sector from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico at the 8th Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ACE) in Orange County on Dec. 4.Other local and national leaders joining Mayor Jacobs included University of Central Florida Vice President for University Relations Dan Holsenbeck, Organization of American States Executive Secretary for Integral Development Kim Hurtault-Osborne, U.S. Department of Commerce Senior Administrator Dr. Barrett Haga, Organization of American States Director for Economic Development Dr. Maryse Robert and Orange County’s Office of Economic Development.Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, U.S. Department of Commerce Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Western Hemisphere John Andersen and Organization of American States Executive Secretary for Integral Development Kim Hurtault-Osborne welcome attendees to the 8th Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Orange County.ACE is a regional initiative of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Inter-American Competitiveness Network (RIAC). The program is designed to build networks between the local and visiting leaders and establish long-term collaborative partnerships.This year, the ACE program highlighted successful examples of entrepreneurship, innovation, strategic investments and public-private partnerships in Orange County and the North-Central Florida region. The program also provided decision and policymakers a chance to see firsthand the initiatives and entrepreneurship shaping Florida’s communities.“Through our partnerships with UCF, Team Orlando, the National Center for Simulation and our many MS&T advocates, we’re leading the nation and world in key areas of transformation and research. From photonics and lasers to digital media and simulation, our region serves a perfect example of how strategic vision can be achieved – as well as exponential job creation and economic development – through investment and partnership,” Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs said.Mayor Jacobs presented the opening remarks to attendees on the first day of the event, hosted by the University of Central Florida.“Central Florida is the total competitive package,” Mayor Jacobs said. “From extraordinary academic achievement and research assets to the strongest modeling, simulation and training cluster in the nation, we are home to synergy, innovation, and discovery.”Mayor Jacobs also discussed the growth of the University of Central Florida and its reputation as a world-class leader in transformative research, optics, and photonics, digital media and modeling and simulation.Following Mayor Jacobs’ remarks, attendees participated in tours and panel discussions at some of Orange County’s high-tech manufacturing facilities, entrepreneurship hubs and smart cities, including The National Entrepreneur Center, Walt Disney World, Lockheed Martin, Medical City, and BRIDG in Osceola County.Additionally, attendees toured innovation hubs, leading firms and educational and research institutions in Melbourne, Cape Canaveral, Palm Coast, St. Augustine, Gainesville and Tallahassee to experience the economic ecosystem across the North-Central Florida region. Please enter your comment!last_img read more

Tower House / ON Architects

first_img “COPY” Manufacturers: HANSSEM, Eagon, Kumgang DNSPartner In Charge:Namsu-KimSite Area:752.90 sqmBuilding Area:128.93 sqmArchitect In Charge:Woongsik-JungDesign Team:Hyukki-Kim, Hansol-YoonCity:Gimhae-siCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Joonhwan YoonText description provided by the architects. The site is located in a housing land development area behind Gimhaehyanggyo Confucian School. The client purchased the site just because of its fascinating view over the cityscape of Gimhae, and wanted to build a house. However, unfortunately when he was eventually able to start the project, multi-household houses were already on construction around the site, and as even more houses were planned to come, thus the site environment seemed to come up with a different scene which betrays the client’s wish. Nevertheless the architect tried to do bring the cityscape of Gimhae that had captivated the client’s mind, into the new house. Therefore, as a solution, he introduced a concept of observation tower in a form of family room. And also, inspired by the hobby of client; collecting ornamental rock and pot-planting, the architect created a foyer with a vertical gallery connected to the tower. The foyer presenting another distinguishing feature to the house, works as a communal space linking and integrating all the individual rooms. And the vertical gallery provides an exhibition space with a circulating route for ornamental rocks and pot-plantings.Save this picture!© Joonhwan YoonSave this picture!Plan 1Save this picture!© Joonhwan YoonThe client wanted to build a very small house compared to its site size. Therefore, it was difficult to use actively the vast outdoor space while the architect believed that a true architectural manifestation comes out of communication with the outside. At least, he wanted to give every each room a separated outdoor space. This architect’s wish and the client’s wish to have south facing living room and master bedroom filled with the sunlight are unified together and resulted in a unique x shaped building arrangement.Save this picture!SectionThe architect got attracted by in-between spaces created by the x shaped configuration rather than the shape itself. He placed living room, master bedroom, kitchen and small rooms one by one along the flow of house so that the in-between spaces formed among the rooms can work as an independent outdoor space for each space. Especially the in-between space of living room and master bedroom are oriented to the south in order to draw abundant sunlight into the space. The terrace in front of the living room, which is inspired by Numaru; a Korean traditional loft floor structure, is constructed above the ground over the slope flows into the garden, and the space under the terrace structure is designed as a resting space. Tower House will deliver a very new living environment filled with diverse features to the client.Save this picture!© Joonhwan YoonProject gallerySee allShow lessMa Vie La / Selim ErdilSelected ProjectsHouse in Beccar / Film Obras de ArquitecturaSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Gimhae-si, South Korea South Korea Tower House / ON ArchitectsSave this projectSaveTower House / ON Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/794373/tower-house-on-architecture Clipboard Save this picture!© Joonhwan Yoon+ 21 Share CopyAbout this officeON ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGimhae-siSouth KoreaPublished on September 04, 2016Cite: “Tower House / ON Architects” 03 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs Houses Area:  145 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img Architects: ON Architects Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Projects ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/794373/tower-house-on-architecture Clipboard 2015 “COPY” Photographs:  Joonhwan Yoon Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Tower House / ON Architectslast_img read more

Online advertising overtakes radio advertising

first_imgOnline advertising overtakes radio advertising About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 5 April 2005 | News The amount spent in the UK on advertising online has for the first time exceeded that spent on radio advertising, according to the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB).The IAB reports that £653.3 million was spent on online advertising in 2004, up by 60% on the £407.8 million spent in 2003. This puts online advertising at 3.9% of the total spent by advertisers, just ahead of the 3.8% share held by radio.Nevertheless online advertising still lags considerably behind other media. Press advertising accounted for 41.5% of advertising revenue, TV advertising for 23.9%, and direct mail which accounted for 14.6%. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis There are no figures for the voluntary sector’s spend on online advertising, but anecdotal evidence suggests the figure is rising.  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Small Charity Week offers small charities six opportunities to fundraise

first_imgSmall Charity Week offers small charities six opportunities to fundraise Small Charity Week is this year offering small charities six opportunities in which they can raise funds for themselves in the form of digital and community fundraising initiatives. All of them are free to take part in.Small charities are defined by the Week’s organiser, the FSI, as charities with an annual turnover of under £1.5 million.Small Charity Week , now in its sixth year, takes place from  15 – 20 June 2015. Some of the fundraising opportunities, however, have deadlines before then.Six ways to fundraise in Small Charity Week1. The Small Charity Week eBay Auction with a matched funding pot of £2,0002. The eBay [email protected] Competition where a small charity’s fundraising message will be featured on eBay throughout the week.3. Two toolkits for small charities to run their own fundraising events4. Guidance for small charities on how they can secure their own fundraising licence6. IoF Scotland’s Sole Fundraiser EventPauline Broomhead, CEO of the FSI, the charity behind Small Charity Week said“We started Small Charity Week in 2010 as a series of activities and initiatives to support and raise awareness of the hundreds and thousands of small charities that, every day, make a huge difference to vulnerable communities right across the UK and the rest of the world. I am delighted that it has grown to offer a range of different free fundraising initiatives to support small charities to fundraise for themselves”. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 April 2015 | News Fundraising DayOne day in Small Charity Week is dedicated to fundraising in particular. Fundraising Day is sponsored by Virgin Money Giving.center_img  50 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: auction eBay Events small charities About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

€300,000 secured so far this year for Donegal’s built heritage

first_imgHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – April 3, 2019 Previous articleJudge orders four man Romanian gang to leave the stateNext articleHundreds affected by power outages in Donegal News Highland WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR €300,000 in funding has been secured this year to date for Donegal’s built heritage.The allocation will support the owners and custodians of historic and protected structures in the county to carry out small-scale, labour-intensive projects to repair and conserve the historic built environment.It follows a previous announcement of €200,000 for the Church Lane area of Letterkenny as part of a heritage-led regeneration initiative.The announcement last week by Minister Josepha Madigan of €92,000 will go towards a further 13 heritage projects across the county.Funding has been allocated by the Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme for conservation works to the following Protected Structures or structures within an Architectural Conservation Area: Dunmore House, Carrigans (€3,000), Termon House, Maghery (€5,000), St. Ernan’s, Donegal Town (€4,000), a house in The Diamnond, Raphoe (€7,000), Stranorlar Church of Ireland (€4,000), Napoleonic Gun Battery, Rathmullan (€6,500), Dunree Lighthouse (€5,000), Mannie’s Bar, Convoy (€9,500), The Old Fort Inn, Greencastle (€7,500), Lifford Old Courthouse (€5,500) and Leitir Corn Mill, Cill Chartha (€3,000). Funding has also been allocated by the Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht under the Historic Structures Fund for essential repairs and conservation works to two historic structures in County Donegal: St. Mura’s Graveyard, Fahan (€15,000) and Buncrana Castle (€17,000). DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Google+center_img Google+ €300,000 secured so far this year for Donegal’s built heritage Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

“Still Here” campaign has an important message for women in Donegal

first_img Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Facebook Domestic abuse and rape crisis support services in Donegal have added their voices to a major new TV, Radio and Social Media advertising campaign to tackle the serious issue of domestic violence.The campaign seeks to reassure victims that services are ‘still here’, and that victims are being prioritised during the COVID-19 emergency.Mary McGuire is spokesperson for the Donegal Women’s Centre, a Safe Ireland frontline member service.She says while Covid-19 brings challenges, services are re-configuring and finding new, creative ways to help keep women safe.The most important thing, she says, is that women seek help…………Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/marymcg1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Statement in full -County Donegal domestic abuse and rape crisis support services have added their voices to a major new TV, Radio and Social Media advertising campaign to tackle the serious issue of domestic violence. The campaign seeks to reassure victims that services are ‘still here’, and that victims are being prioritised during the COVID-19 emergency.Marina Port, Manager of Donegal Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre said:“Although we cannot offer face to face support at the moment we are still here and available by phone, online or by whatever means is comfortable to anyone aged 14 + affected by sexual violence from across Co. Donegal and surrounding counties including cross border.”Mary McGuire, spokesperson for Donegal Women’s Centre, a Safe Ireland frontline member service, said:“We welcome the timely, new Government awareness and information campaign on domestic violence, called Still Here. The most important message is that we are open and working to help protect women and children here in Donegal, Covid-19 brings challenges but we are re-configuring and finding new, creative ways to help keep women safe.”Mary Doherty, spokesperson for Lifeline Inishowen, also a Safe Ireland frontline member service, said:“During Covid-19 we are being reminded that we are all in this together. The response to domestic violence can be no different. This campaign is also asking people to be vigilant, to keep in touch with friends and family, to be aware that homes may not be safe, and to be a voice in looking for support at a time when a survivor not be able to use hers because of being isolated or controlled with an abuser.”The new ads were developed by the Department of Justice and Equality who collaborated with frontline services.The powerful ads depict the reality for victims of domestic abuse when their home is no longer a safe place.  One of the radio ads (link at note to editors – for use if required) depicts a mother trying to reassure her child that their effort to hide from their abuser is just a game of ‘Hide and Seek’ while the other features a male victim trying to communicate his plight to the emergency services.  The TV ad meanwhile portrays a woman’s attempt to keep in contact with her friend through a video call being interrupted by her abusive partner.Speaking about the campaign, Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan said:“We would all like if these scenarios were fictitious or exaggerated but sadly, they aren’t. They conjure up a strong sense of the victims feeling trapped. The very place we have all been sent for safety because of COVID-19 – ‘home’ – is anything but safe for some people, and these ads recognise that. However It is vital that victims realise that services are still there and the law is on their side.’The ads carry the message to victims that services are still available despite the COVID-19 emergency.  However Minister of State David Stanton made the point that they can also fulfil another function:“I hope these ads will serve as a reminder to those of us who do feel safe at home to check in on any friends or relations who we have even the smallest worry about.  We need to tell them that we are still here for them.”Minister Flanagan continued:“I also want to say, unequivocally, to all abusers that the rigors of the law are also ‘still here’.  There is nowhere for perpetrators to hide. Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has made the point on a number of occasions recently that Gardaí are prioritising domestic abuse.  The same is the case for the entire civil and criminal justice system. We stand together with our NGO partners in our support for victims of domestic and sexual violence during this difficult period.’The Department has provided an additional allocation of over €196,000 to community and voluntary groups to support their work and is also funding the making and airing of the ad.Information on services and supports for victims is available on a new website www.stillhere.ie Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp By News Highland – April 21, 2020 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic “Still Here” campaign has an important message for women in Donegal Previous articlePodcast – DL Debate Episode 10Next articleMan in court following three armed robberies in Derry News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

Honoring those who make a difference

first_img Honoring those who make a difference Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Darla said as much as she is grieving the loss of her husband, she finds comfort in knowing that others will have a second chance at life because of his caring spirit.“David will live on through these people and I hope, one day, to be able to meet them,” Darla said. “He has touched the lives of others and I am so proud of him. I miss him so much and always will.”An organ donor gives others a second chance at life. And Darla Henderson knows, too, that an organ donor’s family is also blessed by the gift. Darla said she, too, has indicated on her driver’s license that she would like to be an organ donor.“Even though both of us had marked our driver’s licenses, we hadn’t talked about it with each other,” she said. “But I knew that, if David hadn’t wanted to be an organ donor, he never would have marked the card. That’s just the kind of man David was. He would help anybody any way that he could. He was a good friend to so many and a wonderful husband and father. I’m so thankful that a part of him still lives.”On the morning following Henderson’s death, Darla received a phone call from the Alabama Organ Center telling her that “as we speak” a 63-year-old man was receiving David Henderson’s liver.“The man had been waiting a long time for a liver,” Darla said. “A little girl, nine years old, got one of David’s lungs. Someone will get his other lung and someone will be able to see because he cared enough to be an organ donor.” By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Published 6:44 pm Friday, May 21, 2010 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The flag that was flown in David Henderson’s honor this week told the story of the caring kind of man that he was.The Donate Life Flag was flown on May 17 and 18 at Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery and on the day of Henderson’s funeral, May 20, at Skeen Funeral Home in Troy. The Alabama Organ Center presented the flag to his widow, Darla Henderson, on Thursday.She found great comfort in the flag and felt great pride in her husband.“I didn’t know that David was an organ donor until the nurse at the hospital told me that he was on the state registry,” Darla said. “He had marked his driver’s license. She asked me if I wanted to honor his request and I didn’t hesitate. If that’s what David wanted, then that’s what I wanted.” You Might Like Messenger staff earns state honors Members of The Messenger’s staff recently won several awards in statewide contests. The advertising staff won second place in the… read more Print Article The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies…last_img read more

June Buggin’ event set for June 13 in Brundidge

first_img Book Nook to reopen This year, Suzi “Mama” Whaples will make her way back from the mountains of West Virginia with her mountain-hewed sense of humor in tow.She’ll be June Buggin’ at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 13 at the We Piddle Around Theater. Tickets are on sale at studio 116 in downtown Brundidge or by calling 334-735-3125.Whaples is a storyteller, humorist, dishwasher, commode cleaner and all around hilarious hillbilly. Email the author Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Published 6:54 pm Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell “I come from wild and wonderful West Virginia where the women are wild and the men are wonderful,” Whaples said. “That’s why they call West Virginia, ‘Almost Heaven.’”Whaples delights audiences with her mountain innocence and wit. Laughter is her middle name.“Actually, my middle name is Gail but I like ‘Laughter’ better,” she said.Funny bones have been known to “crack up” when “Mama” Whaples comes to town. June Buggin’ event set for June 13 in Brundidge Skip Tickets for June Buggin’ are $20 and include the pre-show, luncheon with dessert and Suzi “Mama” Whaples on stage.As it says on the powder room wall, “For a REAL good time,” call 334-735-3125. Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Spay/neuter program ends Friday The Humane Society of Pike County’s spring 2013 spay and neuter program ends on May 31 but will be offered… read more June Buggin’ at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge is a special “girls” time but a few men have been known to “crash” the fun and that’s quite all right. Who could blame them?It’s all good – the stage show, the music, the food, the fellowship.June Buggin’ is as magical and as unpredictable as the flight of a June bug. You never know what to expect. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Four killed, including shooter, at Maryland Rite Aid facility

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(ABERDEEN, Maryland) — Three people were killed and another three were injured after a woman opened fire at a Rite Aid distribution center in northeast Maryland on Thursday morning.The 26-year-old female suspect, who was a temporary employee at the center, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler told reporters.Gahler said the shooter was a Baltimore County resident who showed up for work around 9 a.m. A few minutes later, police received a call about the shooting.Two victims were killed at the scene and a third died at the hospital, Gahler said. The three other victims are expected to survive, he added.The shooting occurred at Spesutia Road and Perryman Road in Aberdeen. The Rite Aid facility employs 1,000 workers and manufactures and processes items for delivery to individual stores. A Rite Aid spokesman said the company is “cooperating fully” with the police investigation.The suspect used a handgun in the attack, Gahler said, adding that police have been scouring the 210,000-square-foot building and interviewing employees for additional information. The shooting likely started outside the large complex, Gahler said.Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the FBI assisted local police at the scene.Former Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords, herself a victim of gun violence, issued a statement Thursday on the shooting.“Three workplace active shooting attacks in just the last 24 hours should spark outrage in every American,” she said. “Today, it was a drugstore distribution center in Maryland. Yesterday, a software firm in Wisconsin and a municipal building in Pennsylvania. No matter where you work, learn, play, or live – you have a right to feel safe, and I’m horrified that that’s no longer the reality in America.”This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Epstein estate has failed to turn over any documents: Victims’ attorneys

first_imgRick Friedman/Rick Friedman Photography/Corbis via Getty ImagesBy JAMES HILL, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Nine months after convicted sex-offender Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his New York jail cell, a contentious behind-the-scenes debate between attorneys for some of his alleged victims and attorneys for his $634 million estate has spilled into public view for the first time.A lawyer for three women — each separately suing the estate — contends in court filings that the estate’s legal team has yet to produce a single document in response to voluminous pre-trial discovery requests and has engaged in “obstructionist conduct” that requires immediate attention from the court.“Court intervention is required now so that [the estate] can begin reviewing and producing documents concerning the sex-trafficking conspiracy they are trying to keep secret,” wrote Sigrid McCawley, attorney for accuser Juliette Bryant, in one of three letters filed with the court over the past 10 days.In another letter, McCawley accused the defense team of “attempting to game the process to maximize delay.”Bryant and other alleged victims are asking the estate to turn over a broad array of items they contend are relevant to their claims of Epstein’s alleged sexual abuse — including photographs, video and audio recordings from his airplanes and homes, financial records and communications with his alleged co-conspirators, employees and government officials that span a period of nearly two decades.Epstein, who died in prison last August after being charged in a federal indictment with child sex trafficking, had forged relationships with many powerful people in politics, business and academia.In response, attorneys for the estate’s co-executors Darren Indyke and Richard Kahn have objected to the scope and time frame of the victims’ requests for documents in letters to the court written by lawyer Matthew Aaronson, calling them “clearly overbroad and unduly burdensome” and “not proportional to the needs of the case.”Indyke and Kahn, an attorney and an accountant, each worked with Epstein for many years. Epstein selected the pair as co-executors of his estate in a will he drafted in jail two days before his death.In a letter filed last week, Aaronson wrote that the co-executors have now compiled a database of more than 730,000 documents, but the task of obtaining documents and information from Epstein’s “large complicated estate” had been hampered by delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, so they expect to begin producing documents this week.More than 30 victims of Epstein’s alleged sexual abuse have filed suit against his estate since his arrest and subsequent death last summer. Some cases have been voluntarily put on hold by the plaintiffs as they await possible probate court approval of a victims’ restitution fund proposed by the estate that could resolve their claims outside of litigation. Dozens of alleged victims have expressed interest in joining the voluntary program, according to court filings in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where Epstein filed his last will and testament.But the proposal has been in limbo for months after Denise George, the Attorney General for the U.S. Virgin Islands, filed criminal liens against the Epstein estate in January, effectively freezing all the assets worldwide.McCawley contends in court filings that the estate is dragging its feet on document production in Bryant’s case and others in hopes that the restitution fund would soon be approved.“Defendants’ failure to produce a single document or meaningfully respond to discovery requests can only be viewed as an intentional effort to delay discovery,” McCawley wrote.The federal magistrate judge overseeing pre-trial motions in most of the victims’ lawsuits in New York has yet to publicly respond to the letters from the victims’ attorneys. They are asking the court for a hearing and an order compelling the Epstein estate to begin producing documents. Under a previous court order, the deadline for completing the exchange of documents in several of the victims’ lawsuits was set for early July.Bryant, 37, filed her lawsuit against the estate in November claiming that Epstein repeatedly raped and sexually abused her over the course of several years at his homes in New York and the U.S. Virgin Islands, beginning when she was a 20-year-old aspiring model.She alleges that another young woman invited her to meet Epstein in South Africa, while he was on a trip through several African nations with a “former high U.S. Government official, a famous actor, and a well-known comedian” in 2002.“She was invited to attend a speech the former high U.S. Government official was giving in Cape Town the next day,” her complaint states, “and was escorted to the speech by police cars with individuals associated with the former official.” The lawsuit does not name those individuals, or the former government official, actor or comedian.But in a letter to the court, McCawley contended that documents related to Epstein’s recruitment of Bryant during the trip, including travel plans and itineraries, would be “highly relevant” to the claims in Bryant’s lawsuit. That letter included an excerpt of a flight log showing former President Bill Clinton, actor Kevin Spacey and comedian Chris Tucker on board Epstein’s Boeing 727.That now widely-reported 2002 trip to Africa in connection with the Clinton Foundation resulted in the publicity-shy Epstein getting significant scrutiny from the press for the first time. Following Epstein’s arrest last July, a spokesman for Clinton said the former president “knows nothing” about Epstein’s crimes. Clinton claims he cut ties with Epstein prior to reports of his alleged criminal behavior coming to light in 2006.Bryant also alleges in her lawsuit that Epstein continued trying to contact her via email long after she detached herself from him. She claims that as recently as June 2019 — one month before his arrest — that Epstein emailed her asking her to send him nude photos.In another lawsuit against the estate — filed under the pseudonym Priscilla Doe — attorney Brad Edwards has sought the court’s permission to gain entry to Epstein’s homes in New York and the U.S. Virgin Islands to take measurements, video and photographs in order to “help confirm Doe’s testimony about her abuse and to accurately convey to the jury the appearance of these properties,” according to court filings.Lawyers for the estate have objected to the inspections as unnecessary and currently infeasible due to the pandemic.“Any relevance of the desired inspection to the substance and merits of the claims as stated in this case is marginal at best,” wrote estate attorney Bennett Moskowitz in a response filed with the court.Document requests from Edwards in the case span seven pages and include 75 categories. Among the records he is seeking are all written and electronic correspondence between Epstein and Prince Andrew, who maintained a long relationship with Epstein and has acknowledged visiting his home in New York even after Epstein served jail time and registered as a sex offender.The Prince has denied allegations from one of Epstein’s accusers, Virginia Giuffre, that he had sex with her on three occasions in 2001.Edwards is also seeking records of communications and payments relating to Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s former girlfriend and employee, who Priscilla Doe, Giuffre and others have accused in court filings of facilitating Epstein’s abuse.Maxwell has denied wrongdoing. She also sued the estate earlier this year for her legal and security costs, contending that Epstein had promised to always support her financially.McCawley, meanwhile, is demanding a broad view of Epstein’s personal and financial records on behalf of her clients, who she argues in a letter are “entitled to information concerning Epstein’s sex-trafficking conspiracy as a whole, including his abuse of others, his communications with his co-conspirators, and the various ways in which he operated his scheme throughout the years.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more