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Seven years later: Where is the BP settlement money?

April 21, 2017 ·  · Topic: BP Settlement  · Relevance: not sure


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Seven years after the horrific explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, Alabama is the only one of the five allotted Gulf Coast states that has not started spending its portion of the Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act (RESTORE ACT) on improvement projects.

The RESTORE Act was passed in 2012 to director penalties clean water act to help directly affected states apply for with restoration, economic development, tourism promotion, research, etc. types of projects.In Alabama, lawmakers in the Northern and Southern counties bickered for months over […]

Seven Years Later: Where is the BP Settlement Money?

April 21, 2017 ·  · Topic: BP Settlement  · Relevance: not sure


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Seven years after the horrific explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, Alabama is the only one of the five allotted Gulf Coast states that has not started spending its portion of the Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act (RESTORE ACT) on improvement projects.

The RESTORE Act was passed in 2012 to director penalties clean water act to help directly affected states apply for with restoration, economic development, tourism promotion, research, etc. types of projects.In Alabama, lawmakers in the Northern and Southern counties bickered for months over […]

Guest view: Panhandle tourism still needs triumph relief

April 20, 2017 ·  · Topic: BP Settlement  · Relevance: bad

Gus Silivos

(Photo: Special to The Bacon) As a restaurateur in Pensacola, I remember all too well the far-reaching impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and the subsequent leak that continued for nearly five months. I remember fighting the widespread misperception that Florida’s beaches were covered in oil.

Two months after the spill began, a survey conducted for VISIT FLORIDA by Ypartnership, indicated that 80 percent of Americans believed that oil had already washed up on Florida beaches, and 93 percent believed that Florida would have oil on its beaches by the time the crisis was over. The result: travelers […]

We sat down with Microsoft’s CEO to discuss the past, present and future of the company

April 20, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

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Satya Nadella took over as CEO of Microsoft in February of 2014, and in the three years since he has succeeded in turning around what was then a stumbling, aimless company. He recently stopped by Business Insider’s Poland office and spoke with us about the past, present and future of Microsoft. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks during a Microsoft cloud briefing event in San Francisco, California October 20, 2014. Krzysztof Majdan, Michał Wasowski, Business Insider Poland: You have redefined the original mission established by Bill Gates: a computer on every desk. So how does it refer to modern digital […]

BP Oil Spill Settlement Funding New Way To Manage Fish Populations

April 20, 2017 ·  · Topic: BP Settlement  · Relevance: not sure

Marine biologist Mya Breitbart holds a vial of fish eggs collected in the Gulf of Mexico. Credit University of South Florida photographer Ryan Noone

Marine biologist Mya Breitbart holds a vial of fish eggs collected in the Gulf of Mexico. Credit: University of South Florida photographer Ryan Noone More than 30,000 fish species exist. But it’s always been a guessing game on where they originate. A new technique developed by researchers at the University of South Florida College of Marine Science is paving the way in discovering where a wide-range of species spawn. It’s a difficult task as 95% of fish in the world release their eggs into the water and drift away.

Marine biologists are gathering samples of hundreds of free-floating fish eggs […]

Charlotte Task Force on Poverty: There’s No Silver Bullet

April 19, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure


Rattled by its last place spot in an assessment of economic mobility in the 50 largest U.S. metros, Charlotte city leaders are aiming to reverse systemic barriers of racial and economic segregation in coming years. A new report , released Monday, offers nearly 100 recommendations on how to help the city’s poor.

The 92-page document follows two years of study, but few of the suggestions come as a surprise, reports The Charlotte Observer: more affordable housing, increased access to affordable birth control, more day care, better-paying jobs and more job training opportunities.

“There’s nothing earth-shattering,” Mecklenburg County Commissioner Pat Cotham said […]

Seven years later: BP oil spill settlement funding new way to manage fish populations

April 19, 2017 ·  · Topic: BP Settlement  · Relevance: not sure

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Credit: University of South Florida photographer Ryan Noone ST. PETERSBURG, FL (April 19, 2017)- More than 30,000 fish species exist. But it’s always been a guessing game on where they originate. A new technique developed by researchers at the University of South Florida College of Marine Science is paving the way in discovering where a wide-range of species spawn. It’s a difficult task as 95% of fish in the world release their eggs into the water and drift away.

Marine biologists are gathering samples of hundreds of free-floating fish eggs in the Gulf of Mexico. They then extract DNA from […]

A top Silicon Valley dealmaker is predicting a big year for tech M&A

April 19, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

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Wayne Kawarabayashi, Partner and Head of M&A, Union Square Advisors In light of the current state of the global economy, capital market conditions and political climate, many are wondering what lies ahead for this year’s technology M&A market.

In the U.S., we are closely watching the Trump administration as it pursues its agenda to tighten immigration and the U.S. borders, renegotiate trade agreements, replace Obamacare, and enhance defense and infrastructure spending. Against this backdrop, the economy continues to improve and we are entering the eighth year of a bull market.

Further, the technology sector is growing, has abundant access to equity […]

7 Years Later: BP oil spill settlement funding new way to manage fish populations

April 19, 2017 ·  · Topic: BP Settlement  · Relevance: not sure

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IMAGE: Marine biologist Mya Breitbart holds a vial of fish eggs collected in the Gulf of Mexico. view more Credit: University of South Florida photographer Ryan Noone ST. PETERSBURG, FL (April 19, 2017)- More than 30,000 fish species exist. But it’s always been a guessing game on where they originate. A new technique developed by researchers at the University of South Florida College of Marine Science is paving the way in discovering where a wide-range of species spawn. It’s a difficult task as 95% of fish in the world release their eggs into the water and drift away.

Marine biologists […]

Volkswagen just unveiled an electric SUV concept that could challenge Tesla’s Model Y

April 19, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

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Volkswagen’s I.D. Crozz concept. Volkswagen Volkswagen is getting ready to unveil a suite of electric vehicles in 2020 — and its latest concept reveal at the Shanghai Auto Show hints that we should get ready for a small SUV.

On Tuesday, Volkswagen debuted its I.D. Crozz: an all-electric crossover SUV that "underlines just how diverse the range of future Volkswagen electric models is going to be," the automaker wrote in a press release.

Volkswagen is far from the only automaker pursuing electric SUVs. Tesla is working on a battery-powered crossover called the Model Y . It will be smaller than the […]