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Super Bowl is Coming to Minneapolis

Super Bowl is Coming to Minneapolis

The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee will reimburse Minneapolis at least $4.9 million for the big game and over a weeks worth of events beforehand.

The Star Tribune reports that the largest anticipated cost of the Super Bowl for the city will be $3.1 million for police services. Super Bowl Host Committee reimbursements will also include costs for public works and traffic management. Super Bowl events in Minneapolis start on January 26 next year and end after the game on February 4.

There are 16 official Super Bowl events and hundreds of more private and public events that will spill across Twin Cities, including St. Paul and Bloomington. The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee is also recruiting thousands of volunteers who will help manage the 125,000 visitors coming for the 2018 NFL title game in Minneapolis. Residents have been gearing up to offer their residence as a super bowl rental for visitors.

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Border Wall and Eminent Domain

How will property owners be compensated if their land is impacted by eminent domain?

Maria Flores and her siblings have owned a 16-acre property along a bend in the Rio Grande River for so long none of them can remember when their family acquired it.

On January 12, her daughter, Yvette Salinas, received a legal notice from the Department of Homeland Security with a 21-page “Declaration of Taking,” offering Flores $2,900 for 1.2 acres of her property along the river.

“The United States of America is acquiring property along its border with Mexico in order to construct a fence and related improvements designed to secure the border,” the letter said. “The purpose of this letter is to confer about the amount of just compensation in this case.”

“It’s scary when you read it,” Salinas told The Texas Observer. “You feel like you have to sign.”

Flores has the option to refuse the offer, but the government could then seize it, with compensation, through eminent domain.

And the budget proposal submitted by President Donald Trump on Thursday suggests his administration is gearing up for a fight over properties like the Flores family’s.

The 2018 budget request submitted by Trump asks for $27.7 billion for the Justice Department, a $1.1 billion decrease over the previous year’s amount. A list of bullet points highlighting the budget’s priorities includes the following:

“Supports the addition of 20 attorneys to pursue Federal efforts to obtain the land and holdings necessary to secure the Southwest border and another 20 attorneys and support staff for immigration litigation assistance.”
That foreshadows “bitter legal fights with landowners from Texas to California over the seizure of private property,” The New York Times’ Matt Apuzzo notes.

Should the federal government come for the Floreses’ property in Texas — which sits near an elbow of the Rio Grande in Hidalgo County, between McAllen and Rio Grande City — it would not be the first time.

They, and others in the area, got a similar notice in 2008 that offered the same $2,900. Their land sits on the river’s floodplain, however, where a US-Mexico treaty prohibits any building.

That restriction, plus the passage of time, ultimately spared their land, as the Obama administration deemphasized wall construction. (The US commission overseeing that treaty dropped its objection to building on the floodplain in 2012.)

Overall, the Trump administration plans to ask for more than $4 billion through 2018 for the wall’s construction. Trump has previously cited $12 billion as the wall’s cost, while a Homeland Security estimate put the total as high as $21.6 billion.

A supplemental spending bill will request $1.5 billion, and the fiscal-year 2018 budget will ask for $2.6 billion, Mick Mulvaney, the chief of the White House Office on Management and Budget, told reporters this week, saying his office had turned Trump’s “policies into numbers.”

Mulvaney said some of the $1.5 billion portion would go toward “pilot cases” in areas along the border where Homeland Security may experiment with different types of border walling.

The OMB director also further distanced the wall’s funding from Trump’s promises that Mexico would pay for it: “It’s coming out of the Treasury,” he said.

Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer, the Senate minority leader, said the wall-funding proposal would be a “poison pill” that might cause a government shutdown, according to Politico.

Politico also obtained audio of Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado criticizing the idea for the wall in remarks to constituents this week.

Legislators from the Texas-Mexico border area have also criticized the idea of a border wall. And residents there, even the ones who support the wall, have misgivings about whether it would work.

Robert Cameron, who runs Texas Border Tours in the Rio Grande Valley area, told CNN in February that he supported Trump and the idea to build a wall, even though he disputed the picture of insecurity many had painted about the border area and didn’t want to see friends and relatives who were living in the country illegally get deported.

But Cameron was skeptical about how effective the wall would be.

He recalled President George W. Bush’s border-fence construction efforts in the mid-2000s, when construction created a no-man’s land between the fence and the river, and gaps in the barrier were left to allow property owners access to their land south of the fence.

A boy looks as U.S. workers build a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall.
A boy watching US workers build a section of a US-Mexico border wall.Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters

“This is definitely not secure,” Cameron told CNN earlier this year, driving along portions of the fence already built along the border. “I don’t know how that impenetrable wall is going to be built. People need access to their land.”

Others living in the border area in eastern Texas had doubts about the efficacy of the proposed wall — members of the Flores family among them.

“Even if they build a wall, people will still come,” Aleida Garcia, Salinas’ cousin, told The Texas Observer. “What’s helped us tremendously and is less expensive is the technology — the aerostat balloons, the ground sensors, and even boots on the ground.”

Trump has called for hiring thousands more border-patrol and immigration officers, but Customs and Border Protection has said it would take years, and the lower hiring standards needed to meet Trump’s quota may lead to abuses and corruption.

“We don’t want this wall — the town is pretty much united on that,” Salinas told The Texas Observer. “But we don’t want to get sued by the US government either.”

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What is WeWork?

The Popularity of WeWork.com

Wework is a company that is hard to label. Labels aren’t interesting anyway. In a nutshell, this is a company that not only can help you find space to work, all based on what kind of company you have/are. They can also allow you to connect with thousands of different customers online in different Wework locations. Pretty interesting isn’t it? That doesn’t seem to be all, and even if it was, what kind of businesses do they help?

Once you sign up, you’re allowed to book different Wework spaces near you. These are conference rooms, and other work related rooms for you to sit down and focus. Along with that, you get in contact with hundreds of possible clients, through Wework some people have found 50-60 percent of their client base. Meaning most of their money comes from people they met through Wework. WeWork can make you more productive, every day by getting you in contact with thousands of people. If you need to hire someone to help you with your business, Wework has it covered. If you have to find clients and other work, Wework has your back. With hundreds of people posting and finding work this up and coming website seems to have it all. It connects workers and clients in a new and fresh way many people haven’t seen before.

Not only that, but Wework hosts a vast quantity of social events, including workshops. Which can help you meet peers and network clients? Ensuring that your business, with a little work, can prosper and grow. What kind of businesses do they help, though? The answer is pretty simple, everyone from freelancers to big business owners can benefit from Wework. They all get the same business boost and are all helped to create a bigger brighter future for their business and their brand. Isn’t it time to take this business of yours to the big leagues? Are you ready to pump up your client base, and get better at what you do? If you are, Wework is the best site you could look into. The membership may be a little pricey, but it pays for itself extremely quickly. Not only with the content you’re provided, but all of the clients you’ll be able to get in contact with. If you’re persistent and ready to change your life, this company is the best one for you to look into.

Wework, as a company is hard to label, they bring together clients and businesses in a way that no one has thought of before. They help people get to places where they can focus by renting out workspace and they help people connect with the clients that they’ve always been looking for. If you’re ready to take your business seriously, no matter if you’re a freelancer or a big business owner, it’s about time to take that first step. Step into the world of Wework and let the magic of the process that this company holds point you into the direction of a clean, crisp, and stunning professional business. Everyone has to start off somewhere, and that somewhere has no better beginning, than at Wework.

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NY Atty General Says Daily Sports Illegal

NY Atty General Says Daily Sports Illegal

New York Attorney General Bans Sports Daily Sites For Illegal Gambling

FanDuel and DraftKings have been ordered to immediately seize their operations on grounds that they are operating unlawfully with regard to New York State Law. According to Eric Schneiderman, the New York State attorney general, both companies’ operations constitute unlawful gambling under the law of the state hence they have to seize accepting bets from within the state, as well as stop transacting with New York citizens. The A.G. sent the companies a pair of letters saying that a one-month investigation had been carried out by his office, which that daily competitions are principally not games of skill but of chance.

While giving the order, the A.G. explained that daily fantasy sports is harmful and has victims while the two companies lead the multi-billion dollar scheme that is against the law and whose objective is to defraud New York citizens. This means that the two companies are involved in illegal gambling under State law and mislead New York consumers leading to economic and social harms just like any other form of unlawful gambling. Nevada was the first to make such a ruling and such an order is expected to greatly impact the multi-billion industry. It is likely that the two companies may continue facing prohibitions throughout the nation since most states have been investigating them with regard to consumer protection laws. The investigations were triggered by reports that an employee of DraftKings utilized internal data and won $350,000 on opponent site FanDuel, something that the operators repudiated. This led to the withdrawal of employees’ freedom of placing bets on the others site.

In their defense, both DraftKings and FanDuel content that their games happen to be games of skill rather than gambling: the ruling of the attorney general in New York goes against the primary defense of daily fantasy the 2006’ Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGE), which contends that the games are skill based but not gambling. However, the attorney general feels that every daily fantasy bet represents a wager on a chance contest whereby losing or winning are dependent on a number of elements of chance to a substantial degree. The attorney general’s order will ban the two companies from doing business with New Yorkers. However, the companies will challenge this ruling in court. According to a DraftKings spokesman, DraftKings will fight the ruling.

Other New York professional sports teams, which had entered into a partnership with both companies, are also affected by the attorney general’s ruling. Last year, Brooklyn Nets expressed its intentions to partner with FanDuel.

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Ashley Madison Reputation Management

Ashley Madison Reputation Management

The Ashley Madison leak is one of the biggest news stories of the past few months.

Millions of cheaters and non cheaters had their information hacked by hackers who then exposed these accounts online.   Go ahead and check if your email address is affiliated with the Ashley Madison hack here.

Whether you were active on the site or just registered out of curiosity, your name may be in that database and that means it could eventually be published online.  It may be a matter of time before your name appears on Google, so you may want to consult a Reputation Management company prior to this happening.

It is easier to get started and improve your online presence, with strong authoritative profiles, instead of waiting for the shoe to drop and an eventual employer or date finds your name affiliated with Ashley Madison.

It’s worth noting that not every profile in the dump is real, since the site did not send confirmation emails to verify email accounts for people who signed up, so it’s possible they were signed up by someone else.

If your email is affiliated with Ashley Madison, contact us to see what your options are to bury your name from the front page of Google.  This is key, as only 7% of searches actually click to the second page of Google when searching.

What can Reputation Champ do to help your name not get found in connection with Ashley Madison?

We help you by adding your information to hundreds of different websites and help rank them, so you won’t be found.  It is not simply about creating profiles, it is about creating profiles that rank and boosting them to rank on the first page so your name along with Ashley Madison is not found by the average searcher.

Contact us by calling us at 888-761-6650 or filling out one of our contact forms, we offer a free, no obligation consultation to determine if we can help you.

Ashley Madison Hack Facts

Ashley Madison was launched in 2001.

The wiki page explains several of the company’s issues over the past few months.

The data dump included 36 million email addresses for 33 million accounts, along with user names, first and last names, the last four digits of credit cards, personal IP addresses, street addresses, and phone numbers for a large number of them. In total, the hackers released 10GB of compressed data—a staggeringly large amount.

About 10,000 .gov email addresses were exposed.

Users thought that a $19 fee would erase their personal information from the site, we now know that it didn’t.

You can check to see if you or someone you know has an email address associated with the site here.

On August 18th, 2015, the Ashley Madison hackers released the 32 Million User Records to the public.  The file was 9.7 Gigabytes.

Ashley Madison is being sued by various individuals for stress, emotional distress, leaking private information among other things.

Two law firms in Canada have launched a $578 Million dollar lawsuit on behalf of “all Canadians” who have been affected by the hack.

If you are concerned about your name being affiliated with Ashley Madison online, feel free to contact us today for a free consultation.

We have helped several people protect their name from being found online. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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