Athens Property – Greek Homes http://greekhomes.info/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 04:37:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 http://greekhomes.info/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/default.png Athens Property – Greek Homes http://greekhomes.info/ 32 32 Oklahoma Police: Suspect arrested in murder of 4 people at pot farm | Nation and World http://greekhomes.info/oklahoma-police-suspect-arrested-in-murder-of-4-people-at-pot-farm-nation-and-world/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 02:29:12 +0000 http://greekhomes.info/oklahoma-police-suspect-arrested-in-murder-of-4-people-at-pot-farm-nation-and-world/ The suspect in the murder of four people last weekend at a marijuana farm in Oklahoma was arrested by officers in South Florida this afternoon, police said Tuesday evening. Wu Chen was taken into custody without incident just before 4 p.m. central time by Miami Beach police and taken to the Miami-Dade County Detention Center, […]]]>

The suspect in the murder of four people last weekend at a marijuana farm in Oklahoma was arrested by officers in South Florida this afternoon, police said Tuesday evening.

Wu Chen was taken into custody without incident just before 4 p.m. central time by Miami Beach police and taken to the Miami-Dade County Detention Center, the Miami State Bureau of Investigation said. Oklahoma in an evening Facebook post.

The arrest came “after a car tag reader reported the vehicle he was driving”, he added. The suspect will be charged with murder and shooting with intent to kill and faces extradition to Oklahoma.

OBSI also released a photo provided by US Marshals of the man sitting shoeless on a sidewalk, apparently with his hands cuffed behind his back.

Authorities said the victims – three men and a woman, all Chinese citizens – were shot and “executed” on the 10-acre (4-hectare) property west of Hennessey, about 90 kilometers northwest from Oklahoma City. A fifth victim, also a Chinese citizen, was injured and transported to an Oklahoma City hospital.

The victims had not yet been publicly identified and notification of next of kin was still pending “due to a significant language barrier”, police said.

Authorities had previously said they had a suspect in mind but were withholding the name for now to avoid putting others at risk.

“The suspect was inside this building for a considerable time before the executions began,” OBSI said in a news release earlier Tuesday. “Based on the investigation so far, this does not appear to be a random incident.”

OBSI Captain Stan Florence said the day before authorities believed the suspect knew the victims, who were found dead on Sunday evening.

“They all know each other,” Florence said. “I don’t know if they are related or if they are colleagues, but we believe these people all knew each other.”

The Kingfisher County Sheriff’s Office initially responded to a reported hostage situation at the farm and requested assistance from state authorities, Florence said.

“There is a lot to unravel with this case,” he added. “It will take us some time to process it.”

The case is being investigated as a quadruple homicide. The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control is also investigating.

This agency has targeted the criminal culture and trafficking of marijuana for the black market in recent years. But agency spokesman Mark Woodward said Tuesday it was too early to say it was the focus of that investigation.

“This is a marijuana farm, obviously Oklahoma state law requires that they have a license from the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority and us,” Woodward said. obtained by fraud? So that will be part of our investigation. »

Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority spokeswoman Porsha Riley said there is an active license for a medical marijuana grow operation at the site.

None of the 14 marijuana grow operations in the Hennessey area responded to email inquiries from The Associated Press, and officials did not identify which one operated at the site of the shooting.

Voters in Oklahoma legalized medical marijuana in 2018, and the industry quickly exploded thanks to an open-ended law that put in place fewer restrictions than in other states.

In March, voters will decide whether or not to legalize recreational drug use.

Maryland and Missouri approved recreational marijuana in this month’s midterm elections, bringing the total number of states that allow recreational use to 21. Voters in Arkansas, North Dakota and South Dakota rejected midterm legalization proposals.


Hollingsworth reported from Mission, Kansas. Associated Press writers Jill Bleed in Little Rock, Arkansas, Adam Kealoha Causey in Dallas and Peter Orsi in Denver contributed.


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Draft COP27 agreement published, no proposal on “loss and damage” funding yet http://greekhomes.info/draft-cop27-agreement-published-no-proposal-on-loss-and-damage-funding-yet/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 06:55:01 +0000 http://greekhomes.info/draft-cop27-agreement-published-no-proposal-on-loss-and-damage-funding-yet/ TRIPOLI: Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on Thursday snubbed his Libyan counterpart, forgoing a planned visit to Tripoli to avoid being greeted by the top diplomat of a government allied with Turkey. Libyan Foreign Minister Najla Al-Mangoush was left waiting on the tarmac at Tripoli airport when Dendias refused to disembark her plane and flew […]]]>

TRIPOLI: Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on Thursday snubbed his Libyan counterpart, forgoing a planned visit to Tripoli to avoid being greeted by the top diplomat of a government allied with Turkey.

Libyan Foreign Minister Najla Al-Mangoush was left waiting on the tarmac at Tripoli airport when Dendias refused to disembark her plane and flew to the second city of Benghazi, where a rival administration.

Dendias’ visit to the country comes after the Tripoli-based Libyan regime signed an agreement with Ankara on the exploration of Mediterranean oil and gas which is bitterly contested by Athens.

Mangoush was waiting on the tarmac to welcome Dendias “in accordance with diplomatic standards”, according to a press release from his ministry.

But “in a surprising and insulting gesture, the Greek minister refused to disembark from his plane and left without any clarification”, he added.

Mangoush’s ministry said it would take “appropriate diplomatic action” in response.

Shortly after, he recalled his ambassador to Athens and summoned his Greek counterpart to Tripoli, government spokesman Mohamad Hamouda told Al-Ahrar, a satellite news channel.

Building on a 2019 border accord between Tripoli and Ankara, the energy exploration deal signed last month has angered Greece, Egypt and Cyprus, who argue neither side has the right to drill in these areas.

The ruling rival administration in Benghazi has also condemned the deal, insisting that the Tripoli-based government of Abdulhamid Dbeibah no longer has a mandate to govern or sign international agreements.

Athens blamed the incident on Tripoli, where Dendias was due to meet the head of Libya’s Presidential Council, Mohammed El-Manfi, without meeting members of the executive, according to the Greek Foreign Ministry.

But their meeting was “cancelled because the Libyan foreign ministry went back on an agreement” according to which it would not meet Mangoush, according to a press release from the Greek foreign ministry.

The Libyan ministry said Dendias was invited in response to a request from Athens, “despite (he) took offensive positions…and made unbalanced statements about Libya’s sovereignty and its right to establish relationships that meet the hopes of his people”.

After the hydrocarbons deal was signed in October, Dendias said it “threatens stability and security” in the region, speaking from Cairo, which also opposes Dbeibah.

His office said on Thursday that the rest of his trip, to the eastern city of Benghazi, would continue as planned.

Dendias then tweeted a photo of himself being received at Benghazi airport, saying his visit there would “go as normal”.

Libya has been plagued by violence since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime in 2011.

Dbeibah was named as part of a UN-guided peace process following the last major battle in Libya in 2020, but the eastern-based parliament and military strongman Khalifa Haftar have said that his term had expired, further complicating the country’s foreign relations.

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Greece will put restrictions on short-term rentals driving up rents http://greekhomes.info/greece-will-put-restrictions-on-short-term-rentals-driving-up-rents/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 11:35:25 +0000 http://greekhomes.info/greece-will-put-restrictions-on-short-term-rentals-driving-up-rents/ ATHENS — Internet-based short-term rental platforms such as Airbnb will be regulated as they change the character of neighborhoods in Greek cities and increase rents. While the popular sites are a key part of Greece’s resurgent tourism industry, Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias said the New Democracy government is working on a plan to ensure they […]]]>

ATHENS — Internet-based short-term rental platforms such as Airbnb will be regulated as they change the character of neighborhoods in Greek cities and increase rents.

While the popular sites are a key part of Greece’s resurgent tourism industry, Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias said the New Democracy government is working on a plan to ensure they don’t go not too far.

He told a Hellenic Chamber of Hotels conference that there was a need for competition and that the plan will separate those who rent properties on a large scale, which drives out residents in favor of foreign visitors for use. brief.

This has seen some neighborhoods now used primarily for short-term visits and driven out long-time residents who then face higher rents elsewhere due to demand versus supply.

It was noted that other major cities like Paris and Barcelona are also looking to control the spread of short-term platforms that have been curbed by the COVID-19 pandemic but are coming back again for greater use.

The number of short-term rentals in Greece is said to have increased by 300% in the last six years and it has been noted that a study has revealed the deleterious effects of too many short-term rentals on quality of life .

In October, he said tourist accommodation rental platforms would be asked to adjust their advertising policies to regulate short-term rentals which are again proliferating in working-class neighborhoods.

Many Greek landlords have moved from renting apartments by the month with long-term leases to turning them into short-term stays for tourists, finding they can make more money.

Speaking at the National Strategy for Tourism 2030 event organized by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Kikilias said the ministry will contact Booking.com and Expedia, GTP Headlines said.

“In short, there will be no hotels listed without stars. When hotels are advertised, for example, short-term rentals cannot be advertised. This will be clarified,” Kikilias said, without indicating how he might order this done.

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Short-term rental is coming of age http://greekhomes.info/short-term-rental-is-coming-of-age/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 17:41:19 +0000 http://greekhomes.info/short-term-rental-is-coming-of-age/ The number of individual owners using their property via online short-term rental platforms recorded a significant drop compared to 2019. On the other hand, advertisements by professionals (investors or property management companies) recorded an increase, a sign of the shift sector to a more professional mode of operation. The pandemic, which has sharply reduced the […]]]>

The number of individual owners using their property via online short-term rental platforms recorded a significant drop compared to 2019. On the other hand, advertisements by professionals (investors or property management companies) recorded an increase, a sign of the shift sector to a more professional mode of operation.

The pandemic, which has sharply reduced the demand for short-term accommodation, as well as the significant increase in rental prices, around 30-40% on average in the major urban centers of Athens and Thessaloniki since 2018, have pushed back many homeowners into long-term housing. term leases.

Based on data collected on behalf of Kathimerini by short-term rental research firm AirDNA, only one in three listings in Athens are currently for landlords with just one property listed. The share of individual owners is 31%, compared to 42% in 2019. At the national level, the corresponding rate is 40%, compared to 46% in 2019.

The biggest increase is noted in listings by owners of six to 20 properties. The share of this category has now risen to 22% in Athens, from 15% in 2019, and to 15% nationally, from 11%. However, in popular holiday destinations, such as Mykonos for example, the increase is even greater, as the corresponding share is currently 25% of all listings, compared to 17% in 2019.

At the same time, an important development concerns the greater penetration of professional property management companies, especially in Athens. Companies that manage more than 21 properties currently account for 21% of listings, up from 16% in 2019. Some of them, like Dimitris Rizos’ Homm, manage both private properties and third-party properties. Based on AirDNA’s annual survey, presented a few months ago, Homm was then managing a total of 218 properties, being the largest such company in Greece. Other companies, such as Nasos Gavalas’ Mint, exclusively manage third-party properties.

In another analysis, Transparent, a strategic partner of STAMA Greece (Short-Term Accommodation Managers Association), reported in its analysis a few weeks ago that the Athens market recorded the second highest increase, at European level, in terms of the percentage of professionals working there.

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robbery arrest at Elbert Co, deadly shooting at Hall Co – WGAU http://greekhomes.info/robbery-arrest-at-elbert-co-deadly-shooting-at-hall-co-wgau/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 09:51:20 +0000 http://greekhomes.info/robbery-arrest-at-elbert-co-deadly-shooting-at-hall-co-wgau/ Baldwin County man arrested in Elbert County: Elberton police say Kevin Wolffe, 49, of Milledgeville, faces robbery and weapons charges after his arrest at the fairgrounds of Alberton. The fairground property has been the target of theft and vandalism in recent weeks. The latest news is that the Hall County Sheriff’s Office is looking for […]]]>

Baldwin County man arrested in Elbert County: Elberton police say Kevin Wolffe, 49, of Milledgeville, faces robbery and weapons charges after his arrest at the fairgrounds of Alberton. The fairground property has been the target of theft and vandalism in recent weeks.

The latest news is that the Hall County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two suspects in a fatal shooting that occurred near Old Athens Road near Gainesville. A 25-year-old man was killed. He was identified this morning as Christopher Dixon. There was no immediate word on the motive for Tuesday’s shooting.

There are child pornography charges for a man arrested in Gainesville: Jeremy Shinn, who worked as an IT staff member at the Free Chapel Church in Gainesville, was fired by the church after being incarcerated in Hall County Jail .

There are now charges stemming from a January fatal car crash in Habersham County: Georgia State Patrol says charges against Rylee Wiggins include second-degree driving vehicular homicide . The 20-year-old from White County was driving the vehicle involved in a head-on collision on Georgia Highway 105. Sandra Mulkey of Demorest was killed in the wreckage. She was 77, from Demorest.

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Upcoming opening of Athena studios; ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’ visits Atlanta virtually Nov. 7; New Country Fundraiser http://greekhomes.info/upcoming-opening-of-athena-studios-live-with-kelly-and-ryan-visits-atlanta-virtually-nov-7-new-country-fundraiser/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 16:57:17 +0000 http://greekhomes.info/upcoming-opening-of-athena-studios-live-with-kelly-and-ryan-visits-atlanta-virtually-nov-7-new-country-fundraiser/ “We believe we can provide them with a better quality of life here,” he said. Atlanta-based Raulet Property Partners (which operates several Stageworks studios around Atlanta) will oversee clients. Cinelease will provide lighting, cameras and other equipment. Harber, who has spent decades developing student housing, medical buildings and industrial spaces, said he considered buying the […]]]>

“We believe we can provide them with a better quality of life here,” he said.

Atlanta-based Raulet Property Partners (which operates several Stageworks studios around Atlanta) will oversee clients. Cinelease will provide lighting, cameras and other equipment.

Harber, who has spent decades developing student housing, medical buildings and industrial spaces, said he considered buying the site for a film/TV studio in 2019, but the state passed on the he era’s controversial anti-abortion ‘heartbeat’ bill — and in the face of warnings of an entertainment industry boycott — gave him pause. Then the pandemic delayed his investment for a few more years.

While he’s aware of a huge influx of new studios and stages coming to Georgia in the next 12-24 months, he’s not worried about a lack of demand. Many production companies have already inquired, he said.

“All goal-oriented steps in Georgia are considered,” Harber said. “The permanent workforce in the state has grown tremendously. It’s a great business environment. Your dollar goes a little further. Why not Georgia?

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Credit: ABC ENTERTAINMENT

Credit: ABC ENTERTAINMENT

Days after Trevor Noah and “The Daily Show” physically spent a week in Atlanta, syndicated daytime talk show “Live with Kelly and Ryan” is hosting a virtual celebration of the city on Monday, Nov. 7.

The talk show, which airs at 9 a.m. on WSB-TV in Atlanta, was unable to physically come to town, which was too much of a logistical challenge, “Live” executive producer Michael Gelman said in a brief interview with The Atlanta. Journal-Constitution.

Instead, the show’s two hosts, Kelly Ripa and Atlanta native Ryan Seacrest, will speak remotely to Channel 2 Action News reporter Richard Belzer and fly Atlanta restaurateur Kelli Ferrell, founder from Nana’s Chicken-N-Waffles to Conyers and McDonough, to cook. a dish.

And though Atlanta is spotlighted on the eve of the midterm elections, “Live” is assiduously apolitical. “People want a little break,” Gelman said.

The show will feature Tampa, Cleveland, San Francisco and Dallas the other four days this week.

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Credit: NEW COUNTRY 101.5

Credit: NEW COUNTRY 101.5

New Country 101.5 raised $25,000 for the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta last week via a Kane Brown-led charity concert at Variety Playhouse.

Brown, who has bagged nine No. 1 hits on Billboard’s national airplay charts since 2017, played for more than an hour for 1,000 fans.

“This donation will directly benefit thousands of young leaders in our clubs who have a passion for music and the arts and could one day become the next Kane Brown,” said David Jernigan, President and CEO of Boys & Girls. Metro Atlanta Clubs, in a press release.

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Fabulous figurines at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens (Photos) http://greekhomes.info/fabulous-figurines-at-the-museum-of-cycladic-art-in-athens-photos/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 11:32:21 +0000 http://greekhomes.info/fabulous-figurines-at-the-museum-of-cycladic-art-in-athens-photos/ ATHENS – A remarkable exhibition titled “Return: Cycladic Treasures on a Return Journey” opens at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens on November 3, 2022 and will run until October 31, 2023. The effort is part of an agreement between the Greek Ministry of Culture, the museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in […]]]>

ATHENS – A remarkable exhibition titled “Return: Cycladic Treasures on a Return Journey” opens at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens on November 3, 2022 and will run until October 31, 2023. The effort is part of an agreement between the Greek Ministry of Culture, the museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

The exhibition, which was opened by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on November 2, features priceless Proto-Cycladic antiquities, including 15 pieces from the Leonard Stern collection which are on display for the first time in the world.

In his greetings, Mitsotakis said, “We are charting a path of repatriation for precious parts of our cultural heritage, sending a message to states, museums, organizations, collectors, that this ‘return’ – which is also the name of the exhibition – is not only morally imperative, but also technically, legally feasible.

A remarkable exhibition entitled “Return: Cycladic treasures on a return trip” opens at the Museum of Cycladic Art in
Athens on November 3, 2022. (Photo by VASILIS REBAPIS/EUROKINISSI)

The Prime Minister added: “Greece now becomes the sole owner of the largest collection of antiquities that has returned to our homeland… The realistic claiming of our heritage is a central political commitment of our government, which permeates all activities of the ministry concerned. ”

Referring to the temporary exhibition of the other elements of the collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The MET) in New York, the Prime Minister declared that “the millions of eyes who will see these largely unknown works will end up becoming the best ambassadors of our culture and history… [they] will be the first to recognize that although these antiquities may be exhibited in New York, as part of a cultural exchange, they are the property of Greece. And I imagine that the more they become familiar with the uniqueness of the Cycladic culture, the more they will want to visit the receptacle of the Cycladic culture, which is none other than the Museum of Cycladic Art, but also the Aegean islands where this culture single developed.”

A remarkable exhibition entitled “Return: Cycladic treasures on a return trip” opens at the Museum of Cycladic Art in
Athens on November 3, 2022. (Photo by VASILIS REBAPIS/EUROKINISSI)
A remarkable exhibition entitled “Return: Cycladic treasures on a return trip” opens at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens on November 3, 2022. (Photo by VASILIS REBAPIS/EUROKINISSI)
A remarkable exhibition entitled “Return: Cycladic treasures on a return trip” opens at the Museum of Cycladic Art in
Athens on November 3, 2022. (Photo by VASILIS REBAPIS/EUROKINISSI)

In conclusion, he said: “I would like to personally congratulate Lina Mendoni, the Minister of Culture, and her colleagues who have completed [the agreement] quietly and efficiently. He was then guided through the exhibition by its curator, Dr. Ioannis Fappa.

A remarkable exhibition entitled “Return: Cycladic treasures on a return trip” opens at the Museum of Cycladic Art in
Athens on November 3, 2022. (Photo by VASILIS REBAPIS/EUROKINISSI)
A remarkable exhibition entitled “Return: Cycladic treasures on a return trip” opens at the Museum of Cycladic Art in
Athens on November 3, 2022. (Photo by VASILIS REBAPIS/EUROKINISSI)

According to ANA / MAP, the exhibition is the first step in the implementation of the agreement ratified by Parliament between the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Museum of Cycladic Art and the Met for the gradual return of the entire Stern Collection in Greece, when it has already become the property of the Greek State. The 15 archaeological treasures – ten figurines and five vases – cover a broad chronological spectrum that extends from the late Neolithic to the Proto-Cycladic II period.

A remarkable exhibition entitled “Return: Cycladic treasures on a return trip” opens at the Museum of Cycladic Art in
Athens on November 3, 2022. (Photo by VASILIS REBAPIS/EUROKINISSI)
A remarkable exhibition entitled “Return: Cycladic treasures on a return trip” opens at the Museum of Cycladic Art in
Athens on November 3, 2022. (Photo by VASILIS REBAPIS/EUROKINISSI)

Mendoni, President and CEO of the Museum of Cycladic Art Kassandra Marinopoulou, and Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Max Hollein, also spoke at the event. Speaker of Parliament Konstantinos Tasoulas and Deputy Prime Minister Panagiotis Pikrammenos were also present.

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A pair of 2s sets up a 1v2 match http://greekhomes.info/a-pair-of-2s-sets-up-a-1v2-match/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 12:26:54 +0000 http://greekhomes.info/a-pair-of-2s-sets-up-a-1v2-match/ The odds of having a 1-on-2 game increase if there are two No. 2s in the Associated Press college football poll. Tennessee and Ohio State were tied for No. 2 on Sunday in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank. Georgia remained No. 1, setting up a 1-2 showdown on Saturday in Athens between […]]]>

The odds of having a 1-on-2 game increase if there are two No. 2s in the Associated Press college football poll.

Tennessee and Ohio State were tied for No. 2 on Sunday in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank.

Georgia remained No. 1, setting up a 1-2 showdown on Saturday in Athens between the defending national champions Bulldogs and the upstart Volunteers, who started the season unseeded and are now striving to be No. 1.

The Bulldogs got 30 first-place votes and 1,528 points from the media panel. The Volunteers received 18 first-place finishes and 1,500 points to tie the Buckeyes on total points. Ohio State received 15 first-place votes.

The 28-point margin between the No. 1 and No. 2 when they play is tied for the seventh-smallest among the 53 games corresponding to APs 1 and 2. Georgia-Tennessee will be the 25th of those played in the regular season .

The thinnest margin between the top two teams in the country at the time they played came in the last game 1-2. The No. 1 LSU was seven polling points ahead of the No. 2 Alabama before the Tigers beat the Tide 46-41 in 2019.

Reality Check has been calling for Tennessee to be No. 2 for a few weeks and is glad voters have caught up.

The rest of the standings changed little in the top 10 and not badly thereafter, including three teams making their season debuts.

No. 1 Georgia (8-0)

Next: against No. 2 Tennessee, Saturday.

Reality check: The absence of WR Adonai Mitchell (ankle) for most of the season has limited the Bulldogs’ passing game, but having two tight ends in Brock Bowers and Darnell Washington averaging over 17 yards per plug is a good way to mask any problem. .

Rated: Just right.

No. 2 (tie) Tennessee (8-0)

Next: at No. 1 Georgia, Saturday.

Reality check: DL Byron Young and the Vols defense played their best game of the season against Kentucky, giving up 3.25 yards per play. Can they hold up against Georgia?

Ranked: We might wonder if Tennessee should be No. 1 or just wait a week.

No. 2 (tie) Ohio State

Next: at Northwestern, Saturday.

Reality check: Buckeyes have rushed for 164 yards on 56 carries (2.93 per attempt) the past two weeks against Iowa and Penn State, and the status of second rusher Miyan Williams (arm) is unclear after his departure from Saturday’s game. That type of production won’t work against Michigan.

Rated: should be #3.

No. 4 Michigan (8-0)

Next: at Rutgers, Saturday.

Reality check: The Wolverines have had to settle for seven field goals in 12 trips to the red zone over the past two games against Penn State and Michigan State. This type of production will not work against Ohio State.

Filed: Resume says five. The eye test says four.

No. 5 Clemson (8-0)

Next: at Notre Dame, Saturday.

Back to reality: if you want to play the game of transitive property, Notre Dame had an easier time in Syracuse than the Tigers did with Orange in Death Valley. But it’s a bit of a stupid game.

Filed: Resume says four. The eye test says maybe six.

No. 6 Alabama (7-1)

Next: at No. 15 LSU, Saturday.

Reality check: How do you know when Alabama is fighting? The Crimson Tide feeds RB Jahmyr Gibbs, who has 63 of his 98 runs in games against Arkansas, Texas A&M and Tennessee. Guess he’ll be busy for the next few weeks.

Rated: Just right.

TCU No. 7 (8-0)

Next: against Texas Tech, Saturday.

Reality check: The Horned Frogs have trailed in the second quarter of each of their last four games. Sonny Dykes’ team lived well.

Rated: Just right.

No. 8 Oregon (7-1)

Next: in Colorado, Saturday.

Reality check: List of quarterbacks with at least 20 touchdown passes and 10 rushing touchdowns this season: Bo Nix.

Rated: Just right.

No. 9 Southern California (7-1)

Next: vs. California, Saturday.

Back to reality: Trojans have committed the lowest turnover in the country and a completely unsustainable number in the future.

Rated: Seems high, but consider the alternatives.

No. 10 UCLA (7-1)

Next: at Arizona State on Saturday.

Reality check: The Bruins’ first 10-win regular season since 1998 is very close if they can avoid tripping against the soft bottom of the Pac-12.

Rated: About right.

No. 11 Mississippi (8-1)

Next: vs. No. 6 Alabama, Nov. 12.

Reality check: The defense appears to be in freefall, having allowed more than 6.50 yards per play in each of the past three games — including against otherwise sputtered Auburn and Texas A&M.

Rated: low.

No. 12 Utah (6-2)

Next: vs. Arizona, Saturday.

Reality check: The tight-end dependent Utes have already lost Brant Kuithe and now have to worry about Dalton Kincaid’s condition after he left the Washington State game with an apparent chest injury. the shoulder.

Rated: high touch.

No. 13 Kansas State (6-2)

Next: vs. Texas, Saturday.

Reality check: The Wildcats’ pass defense has been about as good as it gets in the Big 12, leading the conference with 23 sacks and making things especially tough for the less experienced quarterbacks they’ve faced — and Oklahoma State’s Spencer Sanders.

Rated: Low.

No. 14 Illinois (7-1)

Next: vs. Michigan State, Saturday.

Reality check: The best defensive numbers in the nation have come up against pretty anemic offenses and reserve quarterbacks, but the Illini have been dominant and there are still a few top tests left (Purdue and Michigan).

Rated: Low.

No. 15 LSU (6-2)

Next: Vs. No. 6 Alabama, Saturday.

Reality check: It’s been a quiet season for talented WR Kayshon Boutte with a 100-yard receiving game. The Tigers could use a late-season push.

Rated: Little low.

No. 16 Penn State (6-2)

Next: in Indiana, Saturday.

Reality check: Can the Nittany Lions aim for an achievable 10-win season while securing playing reps for promising rookie QB Drew Allar? Something to watch now that the Big Ten title hopes are gone.

Rated: Little low.

No. 17 North Carolina (7-1)

Next: in Virginia, Saturday.

Back to reality: the defense has improved a bit. Maybe. Thing is, that won’t stop the Tar Heels from advancing to the ACC title game thanks to QB Drake Maye, who also gives them a chance to win.

Rated: About right.

No. 18 Oklahoma State (6-2)

Next: Kansas, Saturday.

Reality check: The Cowboys suffered the most lopsided loss in Mike Gundy’s 18-year tenure as coach on Saturday. They’ve been really stoned lately, but it was such a bad performance it’s hard to fathom.

Rated: Just right.

#19 Tulane (7-1)

Next: in Tulsa, Saturday.

Reality check: A week off combined with a bunch of teams crashing around them in the standings propelled the green wave into the top 20. Timing is everything in life.

Ranked: An argument could be made, they belong ahead of the K-State team they beat.

Wake Forest No. 20 (6-2)

Next: at North Carolina State’s No. 21 on Saturday.

Reality check: The Demon Deacons had more third-quarter turnovers against Louisville (six) than in their first seven games combined (five).

Rated: About right.

No. 21 North Carolina State (6-2)

Next: vs No. 20 Wake Forest, Saturday.

Back to reality: Wolfpack might have something in QB MJ Morris. Can the freshman salvage a promising season?

Rated: too high.

#22 Syracuse (6-2)

Next: in Pittsburgh, Saturday.

Back to reality: Even at 6-0, we warned you that Orange could have difficult times with a busy schedule.

Ranked: At least ahead of NC State so far.

No. 23 Freedom (7-1)

Next: in Arkansas, Saturday.

Reality check: Hugh Freeze has the Flames in position to be the best team in the state of Virginia. Not a real high bar to cross this season, but still.

Rated: high touch.

No. 24 Oregon State (6-2)

Next: in Washington, Friday.

Reality check: The Beavers return to the standings after a nine-year absence, despite playing most of October without QB Chance Nolan (concussion). They tried to compensate by throwing the fewest passes in the Pac-12, with the most rushing second attempts.

Rated: Little low.

No. 25 UCF (6-2)

Next: in Memphis, Saturday.

Reality check: A week after perhaps their worst performance of the season against East Carolina, the Knights were at their best against Cincinnati and are back in the standings for the first time in more than two years.

Rated: About right.

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Dig finds evidence of location of Revolutionary War POW camp | Nation and World http://greekhomes.info/dig-finds-evidence-of-location-of-revolutionary-war-pow-camp-nation-and-world/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 05:37:20 +0000 http://greekhomes.info/dig-finds-evidence-of-location-of-revolutionary-war-pow-camp-nation-and-world/ Researchers say they solved a decades-old puzzle this week by finding remnants of the stockade and thus the site of a prison camp in York, Pennsylvania, which housed British soldiers for nearly two years during the war. of American independence. The Camp Security location was believed to be on land acquired by the local government […]]]>

Researchers say they solved a decades-old puzzle this week by finding remnants of the stockade and thus the site of a prison camp in York, Pennsylvania, which housed British soldiers for nearly two years during the war. of American independence.

The Camp Security location was believed to be on land acquired by the local government nearly a decade ago. On Monday, a team of archaeologists working on site located what they believe to be the prison camp’s outer security fence.

The camp housed more than 1,000 English, Scottish and Canadian soldiers and non-commissioned officers for 22 months during the war, beginning with a group of prisoners who arrived in 1781, four years after their surrender at Saratoga, New York. The following year there were approximately 1,200 men in the camp, along with hundreds of women and children.

Fieldwork at the site, which also includes the lower-security Camp Indulgence, has been going on for decades, but the exact location of Camp Security – where prisoners from the 1781 Battle of Yorktown, Virginia, were held – was unknown until a telltale pattern of post holes in a foot-deep trench was discovered.

“It’s been a long project, and to finally see it come to fruition, or at least know you’re not crazy, is wonderful,” said Carol Tanzola, who as president of Friends of Camp Security has spearheaded fundraising for the project.

Senior archaeologist John Crawmer said the locate site was reduced after around 28 acres (11 hectares) were plowed for metal detecting and surface collection of artifacts in 2020. This further reduced the research area about 8 acres (3 hectares), where long exploratory trenches were dug last year.

These trenches helped the team identify postholes which, in turn, led to the pattern of the holes and a palisade trench that matched palisades at other 18th-century military sites, Crawmer said.

Next spring, Crawmer and other researchers hope to determine the actual size of the palisade and conduct a targeted search for artifacts in and around it.

“Was it circular or square, what’s inside, what’s outside? Crawmer said. “As we do, we’re going to start finding these 18th century artifacts, the garbage pits. We can start answering questions about where people slept, where they lived, where they threw things, where the toilets were.

Crawmer said there is evidence that the vertical posts that formed the security palisade had not been in the ground for very long and may have been dug up and reused after the camp closed in 1783.

A contemporary account of camp life by a fellow British surgeon said there was a “camp fever” which may have killed some of the prisoners, and a list of camp security inmates was in the archives British nationals. No human remains were found at the site.

Historians have confirmed local lore about the general location of Camp Security and Camp Indulgence after a 1979 archaeological survey of a small portion of the property produced buckles, buttons and other items associated with British soldiers of the time. This investigation also found 20 coins and 605 straight pins which could have been used by the prisoners to make lace.

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Annapolis City Council files stop work order after developer threatens to sue – Baltimore Sun http://greekhomes.info/annapolis-city-council-files-stop-work-order-after-developer-threatens-to-sue-baltimore-sun/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 22:18:12 +0000 http://greekhomes.info/annapolis-city-council-files-stop-work-order-after-developer-threatens-to-sue-baltimore-sun/ A developer of luxury townhouses threatened to sue members of the Annapolis City Council on Monday, prompting local lawmakers to postpone appealing a stop-work order for his project. City Attorney Michael Lyles said Bando Investment Group representatives emailed council members ahead of Monday night’s meeting. The emails warned of possible legal action if council voted […]]]>

A developer of luxury townhouses threatened to sue members of the Annapolis City Council on Monday, prompting local lawmakers to postpone appealing a stop-work order for his project.

City Attorney Michael Lyles said Bando Investment Group representatives emailed council members ahead of Monday night’s meeting. The emails warned of possible legal action if council voted to pass a prepared resolution that instructed city workers to issue the stop work order for a 23-acre, 48-unit community.

Alderman Sheila Finlayson, whose Ward 4 includes the new development, both sponsored the resolution and called for it to be tabled. It can be postponed for up to 90 days, Lyles said.

In question, various questionable classification and construction permits which were issued in 2006 to various promoters and which may no longer be valid, according to the resolution.

Finlayson said she brought the motion to postpone the order because the city is ‘still working on solutions’ for the project, which has troubled council members since June when bulldozers suddenly appeared on the vacant lot. along Aris T. Allen Boulevard near the intersection of Chinquapin Round Road. Athens, as the development is now called, presents a number of problems for the city, particularly its current access point on Yawl Road: a narrow, car-lined roadway through the working-class townhouse community of Athens. ‘Oxford Landing would lead to a new gated community of million dollar homes.

At a meeting in August, Nelson Epega, CEO of Bando Investment Group (also known as BIG Limited), made three verbal commitments that calmed board members: Epega said he would ask the State Highway Administration to request a traffic light access point. on Aris T. Allen, as well as holding an informational meeting with area residents. He also promised that Athens would not be closed whether the entrance was off Yawl Road or Aris T. Allen.

More than two months later, representations of Athens as a gated community remain online, there has been no meeting, and the State Highway Administration could not confirm that Bando submitted an access request. .

“We play ball with these guys,” Epega said in an interview on Monday. He also reiterated his claim to take legal action if the council seeks to halt construction. “We are going to file a complaint. 100%,” Epega said. “We have valid permits.”

But many of those permits are over 15 years old, at least one was canceled in 2020, and, as the tabled resolution points out, many state and city policies regarding affordable housing, forest conservation, traffic and wastewater management have changed. The tornado that passed through Annapolis in September 2021 also changed the property. According to the resolution, many of these changes could require BIG to reapply for a building permit.

The developer disagrees. “We didn’t do anything wrong,” Epega said.

Alderman Rob Savidge of Ward 7 and Alderman Ross Arnett of Ward 8 emailed voters saying they supported efforts to stop the project. But for now, council members — all of whom are Democrats — seem poised to back down.

The acreage in question has a long history of development stops and starts, as well as ties to Maryland Governor Hogan’s attorney. Previous site plans called the site, Rocky Gorge, and as recently as 2020 plans were underway for Silver Spring-based Foulger-Pratt to build an affordable housing community on the site.

Earlier this year, Bando bought the property for $4 million. The deal was brokered by longtime Hogan associate Michael Sponseller on behalf of a limited liability company set up by Hogan Companies, founded by the governor. This news was reported by Howard/Arundel Report, a bi-weekly Maryland real estate newsletter. Since 2015, the Governor’s business interests have been managed by a trust.

The Hogan Companies never planned to build on the property, Epega said. The plan was to make sure all the permits were in place and then sell it to a developer.

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Reached on Tuesday, Sponseller declined to comment on the sale and referred questions to Epega and the city council. “You can take whatever you want out of this report,” he said.

The State Highway Administration once denied a previous developer access to Aris T. Allen, but reversed course in a later decision once Hogan was in office. Construction vehicles currently access the site from the boulevard. To make the road permanent, Bando will need approval from the state and Annapolis planning commission.

The developer said contractors were “ready to go vertical” in Annapolis, however, no foundation was dug at the property on Tuesday. Most of the work done so far appears to be tree felling, grading and storm water management.

Epega described home sales in Athens, which start at $650,000, as “active”, although he declined to share details. In a press release, he pegged Athens’ total value at $48 million.

Originally from Nigeria, Epega presents himself as a young developer and his wife as a designer who has created interior plans for Athens. His backers as “like-minded real estate investors” whom he has mostly “met through social media connections”, including listeners to his show “The Million Marathon” on the platform of Clubhouse social networks. Epega’s Instagram feed, @nelsonepegaofficial, features travel videos from Florida, Mexico, the Maldives and Singapore, as well as real estate updates.

For example, a September video montage set to “Living My Best Life” includes golf in Cancun as well as the claim that Sunshine in Bowie, Bando’s planned 21-home gated community for Prince Georges County, is ” sold at 50″. This agreement was also brokered by Sponseller.

Bando is also a partner in a larger project in Buford, Georgia, and has built a handful of homes in Pikesville. Athens, according to the development’s website, will be “the most thoughtful and innovative home design ever offered in Annapolis.”

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