UPDATE: Bremer Trust Denies Plans To Sell Prince’s Paisley Park Complex

first_img*UPDATE* Bremer Trust released a statement earlier today, denying any plans to sell the estate. “Contrary to some recent media reports, Bremer Trust, the special administrator for the Prince Rogers Nelson estate, has no plans to sell either Paisley Park or the property referred to as the ‘Purple Rain’ house. There is no additional formation to share on this topic.”Sad news out of Minnesota, as it appears that Prince‘s famous Paisley Park complex is about to hit the market. When the versatile songwriter and performer passed away, he left no will, and since then several family members have stepped forward to attempt to take the lead on the estate. However, with no clear heir, a bank has been managing the estate, and they recently delivered a list of several of the Purple One’s properties that they intend to sell off, with Paisley Park topping the list.The 60,000 square foot complex–which includes a large home, recording studio, concert venue, and bank vault–is legendary (to say the least), worth over $7 million, and was the home to countless parties and recording sessions, as well as several late-night basketball games. Prince’s family had planned to turn the complex into a Prince-themed museum, and it seems that they are preparing to fight the estate managers in court to block the sale of the famous mansion.With a legal battle brewing, we can only hope that whomever ends up being in charge of Paisley Park finds a way to pay tribute to Prince at the home and studio where he spent so much time.[via TMZ]last_img read more

Sustainability Takes the Stage at CES

first_imgWhen we think CES, we think showy, shiny, NEW.  But tomorrow, #ces2017 is spotlighting the less flashy, often hidden side of tech innovation: sustainable design.Sustainable design is a conscious approach to creating products and packaging with the environment in mind. It’s also about what goes in, what we avoid, and how we extend the product’s workable life for use by a second, even third customer. And in the end, it’s about reuse, refurbishment and responsible recycling.In a world that produces 92 billion pounds of electronic waste annually, the impact of sustainable design is significant. For example, at Dell, we’ve recycled more than 36 million pounds of post-consumer recycled plastics from water bottles, milk jugs, and used technology back into our products.  And we ship 93 percent of our laptops in sustainably sourced packaging in our quest toward zero waste.Tomorrow, at “Sustainability Day at CES,” the green leaders take the stage.  We’ll discuss sustainability policies for the new administration and new research on the resource and waste implications of consumer electronics. The EPA will also honor the winners of their Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge, which recognizes electronics manufacturers, brands and retailers for excellence in electronics collection, recycling and design.  Dell is thrilled to be a Gold and Champion honoree for our global takeback program and our innovative use of recycled carbon fiber in select Latitude and Alienware laptops.If you’re on-site at CES tomorrow, stop by the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center at 10am Pacific or catch the conversation online at www.CES.Tech/livestream.And you can read more about the impact of design on the e-waste challenge from Dell’s experiential design leader, Ed Boyd, on TriplePundit here.last_img read more

ELN Leader Alias Uriel Neutralized in Colombia

first_imgBy Yolima Dussán/Diálogo December 08, 2020 During a joint operation, the Colombian Military Forces and the National Police neutralized on October 25, 2020, Andrés Felipe Vanegas Londoño, alias Uriel, a leader of the National Liberation Army (ELN, in Spanish) who was identified as the third commander of the western war front.“One of the most visible figures of that terrorist organization has fallen,” said Colombian President Iván Duque, who announced the payment of $130,000 that his government was offering as a reward for information leading to the criminal’s capture. “Uriel was responsible for kidnappings, murder of social leaders, persecution and harassment against citizens, and the murder of soldiers and police officers.”On October 25, the Armed Forces General Command said that Uriel had taken responsibility for the attack against the General Santander National Police Academy on January 17, 2019, where 22 agents died.“He was a criminal whose goal was to destabilize […] through acts of violence, vandalism, and terrorism, which he carried out using, in addition to weapons and lethal instruments, social networks as a communication and propaganda platform at the national and international level to advocate for crime, spread criminal activities, and challenge the Colombian State,” Colombian Minister of Defense Carlos Holmes Trujillo said.“In 2018, he began using social networks. This path led the Military Forces to place him at five locations on the Chocó coast,” said General Oscar Atehortúa, National Police director, who recognized as key the information obtained “from some students and radical groups, mainly in Bogotá, Medellín, and Pereira.” Uriel received young people from these cities and induced them to join the ELN’s urban cells.“The neutralization of this leader makes a significant contribution to reducing the forced recruitment of minors in the most vulnerable communities of Chocó, mainly indigenous populations, as he was the leader of the ELN’s Political School for Youth,” the Colombian Army indicated in a statement.last_img read more

PREMIUMJakarta develops drop-off areas for online motorcycle taxis at four railway stations

first_imgFacebook Linkedin The Jakarta administration, in partnership with state-owned railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI), is developing pick-up and drop-off spaces for app-based ojek (motorcycle taxis) at four railway stations in Central Jakarta as part of its efforts to ease traffic congestion.The project, expected to be completed by the end of March, is being developed at Tanah Abang Station, Sudirman Station, Senen Station and Juanda Station — four busy Commuter Line stations whose land is owned by KAI.”We will redirect [online motorcycle taxis] inside the railway stations so that there is no traffic congestion outside,” KAI executive vice president of Jakarta operational region Dadan Rudiansyah told The Jakarta Post by phone on Thursday. “We want to facilitate railway passengers in moving to other modes of transportation.People living in Jakarta and its surrounding citi… Log in with your social account Forgot Password ? LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Google Topics : #commuter commuter Greater-Jakarta #Jakarta ojek-service #ridehailing ride-hailing-service online-ojeklast_img read more

Ohio State vs. Northwestern score, results from Buckeyes’ Big Ten championship win

first_imgWith its College Football Playoff hopes hanging in the balance, Ohio State on Saturday delivered a convincing 45-24 win over Northwestern in the Big Ten championship game that will, at the very least, secure it a spot in the Rose Bowl. The Buckeyes (12-1) hope their result, in addition to the resume they built throughout the regular season, is enough for the committee to push them ahead of Oklahoma and Georgia and into the Playoff.   While many saw the Wildcats (8-5) as undeserving of being in the championship game due to their lack of a big win and because they are in the weaker West Division, they held their own, even getting cutting Ohio State’s lead to three points in the third quarter. Three turnovers ultimately cost them, but they refused to go down without a fight and put Ohio State on the ropes.  BENDER: Final Playoff predictionsThe Buckeyes looked like they might run away with the game after building a 24-7 halftime lead behind Dwayne Haskins’ excellent quarterback play, but Northwestern responded with a pair of touchdowns that kept it close through much of the third stanza. Ohio State ultimately pulled away late with a trio of touchdown passes from Haskins and never let the Wildcats get closer than seven points in the fourth quarter.MORE: Watch college football on fuboTV (7-day free trial)Haskins added to his impressive season — which was already one of the best for a quarterback in Big Ten history — with 499 passing yards and five touchdowns. He is likely to get an invitation to New York for the Heisman Trophy ceremony next Saturday.  The four Playoff teams will be revealed at approximately 12:30 ET Sunday; the Buckeyes will wait in agony until then as they hope to make their third Playoff appearance in five years.Sporting News provided live updates of Ohio State vs. Northwestern in the Big Ten championship (all times Eastern):Ohio State vs. Northwestern: Score, results, highlightsFinal: Ohio State 45, Northwestern 2411:46 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Ohio State. Haskins marches down the field in eight plays and connects with J.K. Dobbins for another touchdown. This one seems to be over. Ohio State 45, Northwestern 2411:35 p.m.: Northwestern goes for it on fourth down at the Ohio State 46 but Thorson’s pass is incomplete and it’s a turnover on downs. The Wildcats are in big trouble.11:26 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Ohio State. Haskins and Dixon hook up again and this time it’s six. Ohio State 38, Northwestern 24″This kid is masterclass right now!” – @joelklatt on Dwayne Haskins pic.twitter.com/fhwcF1b3uv— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) December 2, 201811:25 p.m.: Not a touchdown, but Haskins uncorks a mammoth throw to Johnnie Dixon for a 63-yard completion to put Ohio State at the opposing 15-yard line. 11:20 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Northwestern. The Wildcats can’t get in the end zone on three plays within the 6-yard line, so they settle for a chip shot field goal. Ohio State 31, Northwestern 24 11:17 p.m.: Quick swing in Northwestern’s favor. Thorson completes two passes for 48 yards and then Ohio State is flagged 15 yards for pass interference. The ball is at the Buckeyes’ 17.11:13 p.m.: It’s blocked! Blake Haubeil’s 27-yard field goal attempt is tipped at the line and the Buckeyes come up empty.11:11 p.m.: Dwayne Haskins now finds Johnnie Dixon to move them inside the Northwestern 15-yard line. Ohio State is knocking on the door.End of third quarter: Ohio State 31, Northwestern 2111:05 p.m.: Northwestern with nothing doing again. Two incompletions, a pass for a loss, and a false start is the extent of its drive.11:01 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Ohio State. Chris Olave’s emergence continues! Haskins finds him in the end zone for a 29-yard touchdown to extend the Buckeyes’ lead back to two possessions. Ohio State 31, Northwestern 21Trading punches throughout this game like two [email protected] just landed one and leads the #B1GFCG 31-21. pic.twitter.com/IbMaLL50Ko— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) December 2, 201810:53 p.m.: Ohio State’s defense gets a huge stop off of the turnover. Chase Young’s sack on second down paves the way for the punt.10:51 p.m.: Another turnover! Mike Weber loses the ball and Northwestern recovers. Just three plays later, it has the ball back at its own 39.10:48 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, Ohio State. Thorson’s pass is low and hits off the helmet of an offensive line. Damon Arnette intercepts it and the Buckeyes take over at the Northwestern 34.10:43 p.m.: Another review, this time to look over what is called a reception by Binjamin Victor, but the replay shows the ball hitting the ground. The play is overturned, Ohio State will punt and give the Wildcats a chance to tie or take the lead.10:38 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Northwestern. One play after the review, Thorson dumps it off to a wide open Cameron Green who struts into the end zone for six points. Ohio State 24, Northwestern 21″Northwestern. MOJO RISING!” – Gus Johnson at the #B1GFCG.And just like that, @NUFBFamily cuts the lead to 3.Ohio State 24, Northwestern 21 pic.twitter.com/frEPQtyM7B— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) December 2, 201810:33 p.m.: What a turn of events! Northwestern completes a pass to the 3 before Ohio State strips the ball out of his hands and recovers the fumble. The play is reviewed, however, and it’s determined that wide receiver Charlie Fessler’s knee was down. The Wildcats keep possession.10:31 p.m.: Isaiah Bowser runs for 20 yards to the Ohio State 35 and the Wildcats already have six plays of 20-plus yards in the second half.10:26 p.m.: Northwestern will have a chance to build on its strong opening possesion of the half as it forces an Ohio State punt. 10:16 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Northwestern. A strong 5-play drive ends in Thorson running for 18 yards into the end zone and Northwestern with a quick answer to the Buckeyes. Ohio State 24, Northwestern 14Five plays, 75 yards. Clayton Thorson gives @NUFBFamily 7 points.It’s 24-14 at the #B1GFCG. pic.twitter.com/T5nZnG50hc— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) December 2, 201810:15 p.m.: Northwestern is coming out firing in the second half. Thorson connects with Kyric McGowan twice for 33 yards total and then finds Isaiah Bowser to bring them into the red zone.Halftime: Ohio State 24, Northwestern 79:47 p.m.: After forcing another punt, Ohio State will opt to run out the clock and head to the half up 17. 9:42 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Ohio State. On a third-and-20, Haskins uncorks the perfect throw to Terry McLaurin that leads him right into the end zone to push Ohio State’s lead to three possessions. What looked like an empty possession for the Buckeyes turns into a touchdown. Haskins is 18-of-22 for 249 yards and two touchdowns in the first half. Ohio State 24, Northwestern 7It isn’t hyperbole to call this a perfect throw.pic.twitter.com/4j6VncL1ox— Sporting News (@sportingnews) December 2, 20189:35 p.m.: Haskins uses his speed to move the chains on third down and get the ball to the Ohio State 48.9:32 p.m.: Ohio State’s defense is starting to really come into its own in this game as it gets another easy stop of the Wildcats. Their three-and-out gains just two yards.9:25 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Ohio State. Minor victory for the Wildcats, who hold Ohio State to a 42-yard field goal despite them starting with a short field. Ohio State 17, Northwestern 79:23 p.m.: Urban Meyers risks it on fourth-and-1 and Mike Weber easily picks up the first down and more on an 8-yard gain.9:18 p.m.: Fumble! Intimidating pass rusher Chase Young hits Thorson as he throws to force the fumble, which was originally ruled an incompletion before it was overturned by a review. Another second quarter turnover by the Ohio State defense.9:15 p.m.: After connecting twice with Bennett Skowronek, Thorson throws two incompletions that bring up a big third-and-10 and his own 39.9:11 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, Northwestern. A miscommunication with Haskins and his receiver results in an interception by Montre Hardage to give the Wildcats possession back.9:05 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, Ohio State. Thorson heaves it down the field and Shaun Wade gets the interception in single coverage in the end zone to halt a promising Northwestern drive. End of first quarter: Ohio State 14, Northwestern 78:55 p.m.: Ohio State’s defense gets a sack of Clayton Thorson on first down that set the Wildcats back enough and they weren’t ever able to cross the original line of scrimmage.8:51 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Ohio State. J.K. Dobbins squeezes into the end zone from two yards out. Three possessions, two touchdowns for the Buckeyes. Ohio State 14, Northwestern [email protected] wastin’ NO time to respond.J.K. Dobbins slips in for another tud 👏 pic.twitter.com/eKGSDt69pU— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) December 2, 20188:49 p.m.: Ohio State is threatening to score more points thanks to Haskins’ 50 yards on the drive.8:41 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Northwestern. Junior running back John Moten IV outruns the entire Buckeye defense and takes it 77 yards to the house to tie the game. Statement play from Northwestern. Ohio State 7, Northwestern 7There’s @NUFBFamily’s answer. And it’s one long answer.Tie game.#B1GFCG pic.twitter.com/ciYFI5L4IG— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) December 2, 20188:36 p.m.: Big stop for the Wildcats’ defense, which gets an assist with a 15-yard penalty on Ohio State. 8:30 p.m.: Two very different opening drives as Northwestern goes three-and-out. 8:24 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Ohio State. Haskins scrambles around to avoid defenders on third down and finds Terry McLaurin in the back of the end zone for an impressive touchdown to Buckeyes ahead early. Ohio State 7, Northwestern 0 Dwayne Haskins Jr. kept that play [email protected] 7, @NUFBFamily 0#B1GFCG pic.twitter.com/Pd2K0NzxVJ— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) December 2, 20188:21 p.m.: Dwayne Haskins is off to a hot start, completing his first three passes, all to Parris Campbell, for 41 yards. Buckeyes are at the Wildcats’ 26.8:16 p.m.: Northwestern wins the toss and chooses to defer. Ohio State will start with the ball. 6:57 p.m.: To the surprise of absolutely nobody, Northwestern strength coach Alex Spanos is wearing cutoff sleeves and is fired up for the game.BRING THAT JUICE @NUFBFamily pic.twitter.com/wA7pUryyRD— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) December 1, 2018last_img read more