The amount is eye-popping: $937 million. If voters approve all seven ballot questions that make up Denver’s bond package on the Nov. 7 ballot — Referred Questions 2A through 2G — they will set in motion the city’s costliest-ever collection of capital projects. Add in the interest over 20 years of repayment, and the city would commit much more, with the measures authorizing as much as $1.7 billion for total costs. This time, the proposed general obligation bond — Denver’s first since 2007 — includes 460 projects large and small. They call for building or repairing roads, parks, cultural facilities, a Denver Health outpatient health center, and various city buildings, including libraries, recreation centers, and police and fire stations. The ballot measures are a lot to digest — and they raise overarching questions for voters: Are the projects that were chosen worthy of taxpayer support? Is the overall amount too high? And can the city afford to take on so much debt? Mayor … [Read more...] about Denver’s $937 million bond package has a huge sticker price — and a lot to digest. Will voters go for it?
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(CNN) At first glance, veteran ventilator technician and self-professed hoarder Robin Whittle looks like any other homeowner tinkering away in his two-car garage on a sunny afternoon in Durban -- surrounded by mounds of paper, and piles of plastic and metal parts. While most items here are destined to remain on these dusty shelves, one in particular has helped make a big impact on South Africa's fight against Covid-19. Whittle is part of a homegrown non-profit initiative known as the South African Ventilator Emergency Project (SAVE-P). Consisting of roughly 90 volunteers ranging from engineers to medical professionals, the group was formed early last year with the goal of shoring up South Africa's supply of medical ventilators. According to SAVE-P founder Justin Corbett, South Africa had a total of 3,800 ventilators at the start of the pandemic to cover a population of over 58 million. By comparison, the UK, with a population of 66 million, had nearly 11,000 … [Read more...] about How a garage filled with dusty old machines is helping South Africa combat Covid-19
NEW YORK (AP) — They already knew she looked good in a coat. So the designers at Proenza Schouler decided to dress Ella Emhoff — art student, knitwear designer, fledgling model and stepdaughter of Vice President Kamala Harris — in a couple of coats (plus a pantsuit) for her modeling debut in their new collection, unveiled Thursday for New York Fashion Week. Designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough said the fashion world took quick notice when 21-year-old Emhoff appeared at the inauguration in January, dressed in a quirky Miu Miu coat with bejeweled shoulders along with a starchy white collar. Social media took notice, too. Soon after, the designers were planning their February show — actually a digital short, for pandemic reasons — and the casting director mentioned Emhoff. “And we said, ‘We were just talking about Ella.’ Seemed like everyone was kind of talking about her,” McCollough said in an interview. As it turns out, Emhoff, a senior and art major at Parsons … [Read more...] about Kamala Harris’ Stepdaughter Ella Emhoff Makes Runway Debut at New York Fashion Week
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Allegations were flying Thursday that a Southampton, Long Island couple demolished American history for profit. As CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reported, the onetime home of a slave has been torn down , but the new owners now say they no longer even want the site to build their dream house. READ MORE: U.S. Carries Out Airstrikes In Syria On Iranian-Backed Targets One couple, the Cinallis, brought their granddaughter to see a plaque and historical markers devoted to Southampton slave Pyrrhus Concer (1814-1897). But when they looked across the street from his homestead, there was nothing left but a hole in the ground. “This history is lost as a result of this owner that bullied and bulldozed over the village and the people,” said Georgette Grier-Key of the Eastville Historical Society. Grier-Key is among dozens who fought a losing two-year battle to save the structure. Concer was born into slavery and gained his freedom at the age of 18. He … [Read more...] about Southampton Residents Furious After Owners Tear Down Historic Home, Build Nothing