Senator Anderson receives ‘Bridge Builder Award’ at luncheon honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. January 12, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — California State Senator Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) received the Chuck Nichols & Pierre Frazier Bridge Builder Award Friday from the USS Midway Museum’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee at the Sixth Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Luncheon.Committee Chair Gabe Cruz stated, “Senator Anderson has been a tireless advocate on behalf of all San Diegans. He was responsible for renaming a portion of I-15 the ‘Tuskegee Airmen Highway,” in honor of the African-American WWII Army Air Force air group, “And he is widely recognized as a tireless advocate for veterans of all ethnicities,” added Cruz.While accepting the award, Anderson shared with luncheon attendees that working with members of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee to pass Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 90 and meeting former Tuskegee Airman at the highway dedication ceremony was one of the greatest honors of his legislative career.He went on to say, “While I don’t pretend to fully understand the experience of the Tuskegee Airmen, I do believe that what we can learn from them is this: over the course of its history, America has often failed to live up to its promise. But that promise is still worth fighting for – whether it’s in the skies of Europe, or on a bridge in Selma – the idea of America is worth the fight.”According to the committee, the award is given “to a community leader who embodies the spirit of the committee’s mission and who works to improve relationships, understanding, cooperation and inclusion among the various ethnic communities living and working in the San Diego area (or whose work and inclusion efforts significantly impact San Diegans even though that work may occur or have occurred elsewhere).” Posted: January 12, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Senator Joel Anderson FacebookTwitter
Facebook Mac Miller Dies At 26 Mac Miller Dies At 26 mac-miller-dies-26 The rapper who has spoken out about his struggles with substance abuse has diedAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Sep 7, 2018 – 3:38 pm Mac Miller, born Malcolm James McCormick, has died on Sept. 7 at the age of 26. He had just released his fifth studio album and was set to begin a tour in support next month.The rapper was found dead in his San Fernando Valley home earlier today, reportedly from an overdose. Miller has referenced his demons in his music, including his struggles with substance abuse. His 2014 Faces mixtape opens with him rapping “shoulda died already (faces)/Came in, I was high already.”In a recent interview with Vulture, he shared the challenge of being young and making mistakes in the public eye. He released his chart-topping debut album Blue Slide Park when he was just 20.”A lot of times in my life I’ve put this pressure to hold myself to the standard of whatever I thought I was supposed to be, or how I was supposed to be perceived… It’s annoying to be out and have someone come up to me and think they know. They’re like ‘Yo, man, are you okay?’ I’m like ‘Yeah, I’m [expletive] at the grocery store.’ You know?,” Miller said.The young rapper had just released his latest album Swimming on Aug. 3 and had a tour scheduled, beginning next month in San Francisco. Miller, who collaborated with many other big names in hip-hop and R&B including Anderson .Paak, Miguel and Kendrick Lamar, will be remembered through his music.Read more Email Twitter News
IRB InvIT Fund has kick-started the listing programme, so to speak, for real estate investment trusts (REITs) in India, almost seven months after the Narendra Modi government removed some of the hurdles preventing ReITs from approaching the primary market.In a regulatory filing on Thursday, IRB Infrastructure Developers said its subsidiary IRB Infrastructure Private Ltd. filed documents with the capital markets regulator Sebi for getting units of the IRB InvIT Fund listed on the stock exchanges. Shares of IRB Infrastructure Developers gained 7.03 percent on the BSE after the company made the announcement and were trading at Rs. 247.25 apiece at around 1.14 p.m. The initial public offering (IPO) will consist of fresh issue of units aggregating up to Rs. 4,300 crore and an offer for sale (OFS) of units by IRB Infrastructure Developers and its other subsidiaries, Modern Road Makers Private Limited, Aryan Toll Road Private Limited, ATR Infrastructure Private Limited and Ideal Road Builders Private Limited.”The Investment Manager, in consultation with the global co-ordinators and book running lead managers to the Issue, reserves the option to retain oversubscription of up to 25% of the Issue size in accordance with the InvIT Regulations,” IRB Infrastructure Developers said in its regulatory filing on Thursday.”The Issue is being made in accordance with the InvIT Regulations and the circular no. CIR/IMD/DF/55/2016 dated May 11, 2016, as issued by SEBI,” it added. One of the stumbling blocks to the listing of REITs was the dividend distribution tax (DDT), which was removed by the Modi government, as announced by finance minister Arun Jaitley while presenting the budget for the financial year 2016-17.”I propose that any distribution made out of income of SPV to the REITs and INVITs having specified shareholding will not be subjected to Dividend Distribution Tax,” he said.The move was seen as positive for the real estate sector from an investment point of view.”With most of the hurdles getting removed, we may see introduction of REITs in Indian market soon. The introduction of REITs in India would spell scores of opportunities for developers/private funds/financial institutions, etc. as they can be used as an exit vehicle to rotate funds as per the requirement,” real estate advisory Colliers International India said on February 29, 2016.
Listen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uIndiana’s so-called, “Religious Freedom Law,” has been characterized by a growing number of individuals and companies as a mandate for intolerance. We’ll examine the controversial issue with our panel of experts. Plus, AFRO reporter Roberto Alejandro, investigative journalist Stephen Janis and Taya Graham, co-editor of, “You Can’t Stop Murder: Truths About Policing in Baltimore and Beyond,” talk local politics and news. This and more coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.