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As a contractor, finding the balance between profit and positive customer relationships can be tricky if you own your own business. Of course, you know that there are many factors that go into creating an estimate for a home improvement project, and that no two jobs are exactly the same. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to strike a balance by giving your clients an accurate and fair price without compromising on costs. Here are top dos and don’ts for creating estimates.

Be accurate

Estimates are essential tools for contractors, and not only because they outline the specific costs of a project for potential clients. These figures are also useful for your records because they help shape your future estimates. That’s why it’s so important to include everything that you view as a cost for each project. Some of the most common costs include:

  • Materials
  • Labor
  • Miscellaneous costs, including:
    • Building permits
    • Administrative and other fees
    • Rental vehicles and equipment

Methodically listing and pricing each individual cost—or stick estimating, as it’s called in the industry—is a common way of accurately estimating a building project. However, it can be very time consuming. Some contractors now prefer to estimate by using unit costs instead, while others make use of construction estimating software to make the job even quicker and easier.

If you opt for the high tech route, we recommend checking out a variety of programs and choosing one that suits you and your business best. If you need help choosing, other construction pros love the estimation software from companies such as BuilderTREND, Quick Bid, Sage Estimating, and Procore.

Whichever estimation method you choose, remember that accuracy is key. Ballpark figures aren’t good enough here; although it is just an estimate at the end of the day, your past projects will provide enough information to help you produce an estimate that is right on the money (so to speak!).

Be honest

If there is one thing more important to your customers than a good price, it’s honesty. This applies to the entire process of a building project, of course, but is particularly useful to remember when producing estimates for potential clients. If, for whatever reason, you decide to quote a price that is much lower than you actually anticipate, know that your decision will become evident sooner or later.

While under-estimating may secure a new lead and boost your clientele initially, rising costs throughout the course of the building project will soon become apparent. Once your client knows that the price you quoted isn’t exactly accurate, you will lose their trust and, most likely, their business. A positive client-professional relationship is more important than a high profit margin at the end of the day, because happy clients will be more likely to become repeat customers who give you great reviews and more business.

Be professional

In any business, professionalism goes a long way towards creating a brand that is both reputable and successful. For contractors, staying professional during the estimation process means:

  • Being honest – By following the recommendations outlined above, you will be able to provide your clients with an accurate and honest estimate for their home improvement work.
  • Keeping a paper trail – Always provide written estimates for your clients to look over (it’s also a good idea to keep a copy on file for future reference).
  • Communicating your costs – Arrange a meeting to discuss a breakdown of your estimate with your clients, taking time to answer any questions or concerns they may have about the itemized prices.

If, after costing a project for a potential client, you feel like you can’t commit to the expenditure, service, or time scale required, let them know as soon as possible.  Part of your job as a contracting professional is making sure you are the right person for the job, so if it turns out you aren’t, your clients will understand and appreciate your honesty.

Producing an estimate for every construction job you undertake may sound time-consuming and monotonous, but the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks. If your estimates are accurate, truthful, and clear, you will establish a positive relationship with new customers from the very beginning. This transparency will be appreciated by your leads and stand you and your business in good stead for a financially viable and successful future.

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Phillip and Tonja Cooper have been married for 35 years. Tonja is a LOUD Crowd® assistant at the Parkinson Voice Project. Phillip was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 7 and a half years ago and has been a LOUD Crowd® member at the Parkinson Voice Project since that time. His symptoms started years before his diagnosis.

WHAT IS THE PARKINSON VOICE PROJECT AND WHAT MADE YOU START IT?  

90% of people with Parkinson’s are at risk of losing their ability to speak and to swallow.  I knew that I could help.  Parkinson Voice Project’s two-part therapy approach helps this patient population REGAIN and MAINTAIN their speech and swallowing.

Left untreated, people with Parkinson’s are at high risk of losing their ability to speak which can then affect one’s ability to swallow.  Difficulty swallowing can be life-threatening and can lead to multiple hospital stays, feeding tubes, and aspiration-pneumonia.

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF PARKINSON’S AND WHAT CAUSES IT? 

The four primary symptoms of Parkinson’s are:  tremor, slowness of movement, rigidity, and impaired balance.  Parkinson’s is caused when neurons that produce a chemical called dopamine die or become impaired.  By the time someone has any symptoms of Parkinson’s, 60-80% of the dopamine-producing cells have been depleted.

IS PARKINSON’S HEREDITY?

The cause of Parkinson’s is unknown, but it is suspected that a combination of environmental and genetic factors are primary contributors.  While Parkinson’s is not hereditary, those with a family history of the condition are at a slightly higher risk of developing Parkinson’s.

IF DETECTED EARLY CAN PARKINSON’S BE PREVENTED?

I am not aware of any methods to prevent the development of Parkinson’s.  While there is no cure to this neurological condition, though, Parkinson’s CAN be managed with medications, intensive exercise, and reducing stress.

IS THERE A TEST YOU CAN TAKE TO SEE IF YOU’RE AT RISK?

This is a question for a physician.

PARKINSON’S PATIENTS OFTEN LOSE THEIR ABILITY TO SPEAK. HOW DOES PARKINSON VOICE PROJECT HELP?

Parkinson Voice Project’s speech therapy program as two parts:  SPEAK OUT!® followed by The LOUD Crowd®

SPEAK OUT!® consists of individual therapy with a speech-language pathologist that strengthens the muscles used for speaking and swallowing and teaches the patient how to “speak with intent.”  People with Parkinson’s must be INTENTIONAL in everything they do—including speaking.

The LOUD Crowd® is the “maintenance” portion of the program.  It consists of weekly speech and singing groups to help keep patients motivated to keep up with daily speech exercises and it also provides continued instruction, encouragement, and support by a speech-language pathologist.

Since Parkinson’s is a progressive, degenerative condition, it is crucial that patients receive ongoing, continuous therapy in order to maintain their speech and swallowing abilities.  A person with Parkinson’s never “finishes” speech therapy.  It’s something they will have to work on for the rest of their lives.

EXPLAIN HOW THE PAY-IT-FORWARD SYSTEM WORKS AT THE PARKINSON VOICE PROJECT?

People with Parkinson’s receive a speech evaluation and as much speech therapy as they need.  At the end of treatment, they are given an opportunity to Pay It Forward—make a donation to help the next patients receive treatment.  In other words, our clinic doesn’t bill insurance or charge for our therapy services.  We’ve provided all of our therapy services using the Pay It Forward concept since 2008.  No patient has ever been denied treatment at Parkinson Voice Project due to limitations in insurance coverage or finances.

HOW CAN PEOPLE GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PARKINSON VOICE PROJECT?

Please visit our website at www.ParkinsonVoiceProject.org.

Samantha Elandary is the founder and chief executive officer of Parkinson Voice Project, non-profit organization in Dallas. She holds a B.A. in communication disorders and english and an m.a. in speech-language pathology from the University of North Texas. She has spent the past 20 years dedicated to helping those with Parkinsons preserve their speech and swallowing.

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Employers love hiring project managers who know how agile scrum works, so it’s an excellent skill to learn if you’d like to launch a new career in project management—or just add to your skillset to run any team project better.

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7 Easy Ways to Make Your Next DIY Project Less Messy

Let’s face it: Some projects can be downright messy. In fact, you’ve probably scrubbed up after a few particularly dirty ones yourself! But if you’re spending as much time cleaning up—or even just covering up sloppy mistakes—as you are actually working on a project, why not try something new? You may not realize it, but all this mess can often be minimized—or eliminated—just by starting with the right tools and techniques. Read on for several innovative tips and tools that will help you achieve professional results while keeping you and your surroundings clean.

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If you think about it, project managers are the silent heroes of companies and organizations. They bear the burden of just about any project the company decides to carry out, and they handle everything from planning to budgeting to team relations to the actual execution. Without them, it’s almost guaranteed that the company will fall to pieces.

Although project management is mainly about planning, executing, and closing all sorts of projects, that’s not all there is to it. There is an exact science behind building an effective project management system, and there are frameworks to follow if you want to achieve maximum efficiency — like Six Sigma. Implemented by companies like Amazon, Ford, and General Electric, it’s perhaps the most popular methodology of them all, and for good reason. Read more…

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Those with black and green belts are deemed indispensable and can demand a hefty take-home from their respective employers. How hefty, you ask? Certified black belters can make up to $ 99,000 a year (on average), while those with green belt training can make $ 83,000.  Read more…

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Target’s trendy Project 62 collection is having a sale — and it’s all under $30

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Target’s trendy Project 62 collection is having a sale — and it’s all under $  30

Ever since Target launched its Project 62 collection this fall, it has been a go-to source for statement-making, yet affordable furniture and home decor. From mid-century modern-inspired furniture, to sleek lighting fixtures, this line was made for anyone who loves modern design. Just in time to update our homes for the warm weather ahead, Target is having a sale on all Project 62 home decor. Our favorite picks, below, are like a breath of fresh air for your home.

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Although it’s priced at just $ 30, this luxurious wall sconce will make your bedroom look much more expensive. Plus, the easy plug-in design means you won’t have to hire an electrician to install it.

To buy: From $ 30 (originally $ 40); target.com. 

Torin Task Lamp

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Between your desk, reading chair, and kitchen, we’re pretty sure there’s a nook in your home that could use an extra task lamp. When switched on, this lamp can illuminate your book or dinner recipe, and when switched off, it will bring modern style to your space.

To buy: $ 25 (originally $ 30); target.com. 

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Geo Lumbar Pillow

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Geometric designs are very on-trend right now. To bring the look into your living room (for a price that won’t eat up your entire spring budget), introduce this colorful lumbar pillow.

To buy: $ 23 (originally $ 25); target.com. 

Brass Floating Frame

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Because your decor could always use one more family photo, order this brass floating frame to display a favorite print from your Instagram account.

To buy: $ 12 (originally $ 15); target.com. 

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While the Xbox One continues to sell well (despite its disappointing lack of exclusive games), the Xbox brand doesn’t always guarantee success. Back in 2013, Microsoft was reportedly working on a smartwatch prototype that featured a 1.5-inch touchscreen display and removable bands. Like countless other prototypes, it never saw the light of day, but on Monday, Twitter user Hikari Calyx shared a few never-before-seen images of the so-called Xbox Watch.

As early reports suggested, the smartwatch does indeed have a small touchscreen display. Based on the images, it appears to be capable of GPS location tracking and heart rate monitoring. Workouts would have been a major focus as well, as they are on most smartwatches (perhaps most notably the Apple Watch).

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Top Home Improvement Project Trends for 2018

As a professional contractor, it’s easy to get a little bit of hyperfocus. You’re concentrating so hard on the project at hand that you can’t see the forest for the current kitchen remodel. But consumer trends impact business, of course. And promoting the renovations customers want can certainly go a long way to win you new clients.

The good news is that the overall outlook for the 2018 home improvement market is pretty optimistic. Consumer spending has been on the rise since 2012. And thanks to a healthy economy and a shortage of new homes, experts predict a second coming of the home improvement boom seen prior to 2008. In particular, there are several popular projects that homeowners will be extra enthusiastic about this year. Here are our predictions for those jobs.

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Accessibility Improvements

Currently, one in three Americans is over the age of 50, and by 2030, one in five will be 65 or older. And this next wave of older Americans is determined to remain in their homes for as long as possible. According to an AARP survey, 71% of adults aged 50 to 64 wish to age in place at home. But when you look at ages 65 or older, that percentage jumps to 87%. While the population’s median age has been slowly crawling upwards over the last decade, 2018 seems to be the year where the effects have finally clicked into place, at least where the home is concerned.

Accessibility accommodations like wider doorways, first-floor bedrooms, accessible showers and toilets, and ramps and railings will be a major driver in 2018 remodeling. Especially if you work out of Maine, New Hampshire, Montana, Vermont, West Virginia, Michigan, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Ohio and Alaska, since these areas have the highest concentration of older adults. Such remodeling efforts average around $ 6,000 per project, so they’re certainly a lucrative specialty to add to your portfolio.

Unusual Materials

Homeowners may be feeling a more natural look, but in 2018, at least one industrial material is making a huge comeback: concrete. And it’s not just counters and sinks that will be getting an overhaul. Concrete is so popular right now that experts say they’re seeing it used for wallcoverings and furniture, like molded desks and coffee tables.

And thanks to the popularity of shows like Fixer Upper, millworked materials like shiplap will continue to pop up in home remodels. Shiplap is nothing new, but commercial manufacturers have finally caught onto the trend, giving homeowners an out-of-the-box alternative—what we like to call the Magnolia Market effect. Expect to see plenty of these offbeat wall coverings in kitchen and living room remodels this year.

Lastly, we’ve seen the appearance of high-tech materials, as well, such as antibacterial kitchen and bathroom surfaces. These tiles contain built-in semiconductors that kill germs through a photoreaction with light. Now there’s something revolutionary!

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Luxury Updates

Homeowners are always looking to make improvements to their master bedroom. But this year, renovators have zoomed in on the master suite as a way to improve sleep and promote wellness at home. More homeowners are adding luxury baths and walk-in closets to bedrooms to create a complete master suite effect.

This is part of a larger trend toward more remodeling in general. Tight housing markets have made it more difficult for homeowners to simply pick up and move. Instead, they’re adding the desired features by renovating. In addition to master bedrooms, finished basements, enclosed patios and converted garages should see major movement as homeowners work to add more space to existing residences.

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Sustainable Homes

Eco-friendly homes are nothing new. Homeowners have been steadily investing in energy-efficient updates and sustainable materials for the last decade. And in 2017, there was an explosion of nature-focused interior design in the home as well. Indoor greenery, wood finishes and open, well-lit spaces ruled the remodeling scene.

This year, we’ll see a continuation of those trends, as homeowners continue to make functional and aesthetic changes that honor natural spaces. In particular, we predict many updates that mix luxury design and comfort with practical sustainability, such as installing solar energy systems with home storage devices, adding stylish LED light fixtures or replacing outdated appliances with unique, energy-saving smart home products. The preference for sustainability should only gain in popularity as concern over the environment grows, so you certainly won’t be doing yourself any harm if you begin to specialize in this area now!

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Cam’ron Explains Why 3:AM Project With Reebok Is So Gucci [Photos]

Cam’ron has been collaborating with Reebok for a minute now but their latest team-up is for the 3:AM project. Under the premise that the best artists tend to create their best work in the wee hours, Killa teamed with up designer Trevor “Trouble” Andrew.

First up from Cam and Trouble is a footwear and apparel capsule collection that includes the Reebok “Workout” sneaker. The capsule also includes a pair of long-sleeve tees and a pair of short-sleeve tees, with everything retailing between $ 30 and $ 120. The collection formally launched on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at Foot Locker’s NYC33 space in NYC.

Both Trouble and Cam were on hand with the latter performing a medley of hits include “Oh Boy,” “Dipset Anthem” and “Suck It or Not.”

A standout entry in Trouble’s resume is his work designing for high-end brand Gucci. That connection was one reason Cam was on board with working with him Trouble aka GucciGhost.

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“Ya know what’s crazy, I got all the Gucci sh*t he did in my house. Didn’t even know it was him,” explained Cam. “So when Reebok showed me the stuff they were walking on with him and then told me what he’d done previously I was like, ‘Oh this is a no-brainer, he’s got hot sh*t.’ He’s creative, he’s dope so it wasn’t even a hard decision to make.”

Things have started off well since it seems like everything in the collection has already sold out. But there will be an opportunity to cop as the Reebok Presents 3:AM show goes on the road, with the next stop being in Atlanta with more cities to follow in 2018.

Also, Cam has more work with Reebok on deck.

“We doing the Fleebok 4’s, they be out in June. The Flee 3’s just came out,” said Cam.

He added, “I’m more than humbled that they even want to work with me. A lot of people just see you get fresh and don’t really recognize [they can] get money with you. And Reebok, they get it. I really appreciate them understanding my vision and seeing how fly I am, and appreciating how I dress.”

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Watch: 'Alita: Battle Angel' Trailer Finally Realizes James Cameron's Dream Project

For many years, James Cameron wanted to adapt Battle Angel Alita, the 1990 manga series created by Yukito Kishiro about an amnesiac android. A few years ago, he and Fox finally got the dream project going with filmmaker Robert Rodriguez at the helm, and now it's actually been realized. The first trailer for the movie, titled Alita: Battle Angel, has arrived teasing a sci-fi action spectacular.

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A film directorial debut for Morgan Marcell, original Hamilton cast member, Sharing Our Stories The Eliza Project is a 10 minute Short Documentary about the inception, purpose and hopeful legacy of The Eliza Project, co-founded by Philippa Soo original ‘Eliza Hamilton,’ Hamilton amp Morgan Marcell.
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‘Project Runway’ Designer Mychael Knight Dead at 39

According to several sources, ‘Project Runway’ designer Mychael Knight passed away on Tuesday at the age of 39.

Obvious Mag reports Mychael died at 7:25am outside of Atlanta, GA, while surrounded by his loving family and friends. No other details about his passing have been released at this time.

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After completing his undergraduate studies, Knight broke into the fashion industry in Atlanta, Georgia by working as an intern at Wilbourn Exclusives in 2001 and then by becoming a Fashion Stylist in the music industry in 2002.

In 2005, Knight auditioned for the second season of the Bravo network reality television series, Project Runway, but he was not accepted as a Season Two Contestant. In 2006, Knight reauditioned for Project Runway, and this time he was accepted as a contestant for season three. Knight went on to win season three’s Fan Favorite award and to place fourth in the overall competition.

In 2007, Knight introduced his label, Mychael Knight, on BET’s Rip the Runway and he designed a line of custom tees for the Starbucks Corporation.

In 2008, Knight launched Kitty & Dick, his female and male lingerie label, and his unisex fragrance, MajK.

On August 20, 2009, the Project Runway: All-Star Challenge aired on Lifetime Television. Knight joined Daniel Vosovic and Santino Rice of season two, Jeffrey Sebelia and Uli Herzner of season three, Chris March and Sweet P of season four, and Korto Momolu of season five in a special, “one-shot” competition where the winner, Daniel Vosovic, received $ 100,000.

On March 17, 2010, Mychael Knight debuted his Fall/Winter 2010 line at Charleston Fashion Week in Charleston, South Carolina.

In 2013, Knight became a contestant on Project Runway: All Stars (season 3).

His family asks that their privacy is respected during their time of grieving.

RIP Mychael.

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The idea of childhood wonder was invented, after the fact and in their typical, boring way, by adults. Kids have no idea they’re feeling wonder—just feeling it is the thing. That’s the lightning in a bottle captured by director Sean Baker in The Florida Project. Six-year-old Moonee (the preternaturally joyous Brooklynn Prince) is an ebullient kid living with her chronically unemployed mother Halley (Bria Vinaite) in a purple budget motel on the fringes of Orlando. It’s called the Magic Castle, a non-copyright-infringing riff on Disney World’s nearby Magic Kingdom, though it may as well be a continent away.

Moonee has no idea about that, and she lives her days as childhood days are meant to be lived, scampering around the sunny asphalt neighborhood with her best friends Scooty and Jancey (Christopher Rivera and Valeria Cotto), sassing the grownups and cadging free ice cream at the local soft-serve joint. Halley, a tough-talking sylph with a robust scattering of tattoos and cellophane-blue hair, is practically a kid herself. She covers Moonee with sunbeams of love, even while she can barely take care of her. To get by, Halley sells cheap perfume, bought wholesale, to rich tourists, and when that doesn’t work, she turns to selling something else.

The Magic Castle’s long-suffering manager, Bobby (Willem Dafoe in a sturdy, understated performance), feigns exasperation with this scrappy yet fragile family, but he guards them too. Baker makes us feel the same protectiveness: you’re likely to watch The Florida Project anxiously, waiting for the inevitable terrible thing to happen. But trust Baker (director of the glorious 2015 working-girl comedy Tangerine).

Director Sean Baker encouraged his cast to improvise, using Hal Roach’s “Our Gang”shorts as an example of what he wanted. He’s too openhearted a filmmaker to punish us with unleavened realism. The Florida Project is both radiant and unsentimental. When Moonee takes Jancey on a day-trip adventure, the afternoon is almost spoiled by rain—but then the sun comes out as they stand before a field of placid, mooing cows. “See?” Moonee tells her friend. “I took you on a safari.” This magic kingdom of her making becomes ours too.


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Willem Dafoe should be on top of Oscar's Best Supporting Actor list for his stellar work in The Florida Project, a film that's as hilarious and heartbreaking as it is unclassifiable. The actor's soul-deep performance as Bobby, a motel manager working the low-rent fringes of Orlando's theme-park "paradise," is alert to every nuance, and his achievement is even more notable considering

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Black-Owned Investment Company’s $700 Million Project Will Redevelop South Central, LA

Calling its approval a “milestone,” Capri Investment Group has the green light to proceed with plans to redevelop the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in South Central Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Planning Commission recently approved a proposal by the Chicago-based real estate investment firm to expand and revitalize the shopping mall, located in the neighborhood where the movie Training Day was filmed.

New Housing, Hotel, Retail Stores, and Restaurants

 

A master plan for the $ 700 million mixed-use project includes adding 961 condos and apartments, a new 400-room hotel, a 10-story office building, retail stores, and restaurants. Additionally, plans call for more than tripling the plaza’s size to over 3 million square feet.

Simultaneously, the project, viewed by some as a cornerstone of rejuvenating Crenshaw Boulevard, faces some opposition from residents and must get final approval from the Los Angeles City Council.

Project supporters contend that with online shopping increasing, malls potentially face closure if they don’t provide places where people can reside, work, and have fun. Backers contend that South Central is worthy of having such an upgraded commercial undertaking like other Los Angeles areas. The existing plaza is called “America’s oldest urban regional mall.”

Potential Gentrification, Dislocation Among Residents’ Concerns

 

Among the concerns residents express is that the project could lead to gentrification and dislocation, potentially hurting black residents from nearby areas with limited financial resources. They fear the redevelopment won’t provide affordable housing in an area already facing a housing crisis.

Luci Ibarra, a senior city planner with the Los Angeles Department of City Planning, stated by email that “City Planning recognizes the importance of preserving this iconic treasure in South LA.” She says her office considered the redevelopment of the site as a way to facilitate its continued presence in the community while addressing the opportunity to provide additional retail/restaurant services and replace surface parking with new housing near public transit.

Quintin E. Primo III, Capri’s chairman and CEO, No. 8 on the BE Asset Managers list with $ 3.40 billion in assets, told Black Enterprise that Capri has owned the urban mall since 2006 for institutional investors. Capri has sought Planning Commission approval for the entitlements for the past eight years, he says.

(Quintin E. Primo III standing in Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in South Central Los Angeles. Image: Seth Joel)

 

“While there still is a governmental and community process to be completed for this large, complex and socially impactful investment, we believe its redevelopment holds the potential to become the new City Center for South Los Angeles, a chronically underserved minority area,” Primo says.

“The Planning Commission approval represents a milestone for Capri and reaffirms our commitment to diversity and inclusion as we seek to improve each and every community in which we invest.”

Setting Aside New Homes for Lower-Income Earners

 

Capri has agreed with the city to ensure 10% of the apartments and condos are targeted for people that fall under set income guidelines, a greater percentage than initially suggested.

“We believe that increasing the affordable units to the suggested requirements of the planning commission will not overly impede the financial economics of the project,” Primo says.

Ibarra says the Los Angeles Department of City Planning supports the commission’s requirement to provide 10% of the residential units for very low and workforce housing levels. She added because there are no homes at the site, no one would be directly displaced due to the redevelopment project.

On a citywide level, Ibarra says city planning is well aware of the pressure on our existing housing stock all of its communities face. “Right now, the city is experiencing an unprecedented need to produce more housing to alleviate those pressures. Projects, such as the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, can lead to better housing choices for all,” she says.

Investing in an Area Not Targeted by Traditional Investors

 

Primo is asking Planning Commissioners to offer Capri “flexibility,” stressing that his firm still must raise $ 500 million to $ 700 million to complete the redevelopment project in “an area that has been grossly underinvested and underserved” by institutional investors and major retailers.”

All told, Primo expects the redevelopment will cost $ 700 million, marking the first time that amount of private commercial capital has been invested in South Los Angeles.

“We will create a project that will be worth well over $ 1 billion over the next five to seven years.” The redevelopment is expected to be completed in that time frame once work begins.

The master plan calls for adding more than 2 million square feet of new space, including the previously mentioned additions. Another amenity will be an open-air retail village with a grand entrance that will provide a stronger connection to the community.

Anchor Stores and All Other Retailers Will Continue to Operate

 

An existing 870,000 square-foot mall and a 15- theater Cineplex will stay open, but some free-standing buildings on the 43-acre site will be torn down.  Two anchor stores, Macy’s, and Sears, plus all other retailers at the mall will continue to operate.

The revamped center will be next to a new Metropolitan Transportation Authority station expected to open by 2019. Capri has agreed with planning commissioners that 25% of all jobs created during construction and operation of the expanded plaza will be offered to local residents.

Primo hopes to get city council approval on the project by late this year.

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13 Of America’s Most Flourishing Black Women Honored In TIME ‘Firsts’ Project

Winfrey honored in TIME's 'Firsts' series.

On Thursday, TIME released a multimedia documentary titled Firsts which pays homage to 46 trailblazing women through a series of video interviews and photos.

“Our goal with Firsts is for every woman and girl to find someone whose presence in the highest reaches of success says to her that it is safe to climb, come on up, the view is spectacular,” read the project’s homepage.

Among the women honored in the interactive series of videos are 13 black women (coincidentally, the number 13 also happens to represent the percentage of Black women in the United States population). The women’s accomplishments are grouped into categories titled: The Setbacks, The Motivations, The Families, The Histories and The Ceilings.

Black icons Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Shonda Rhimes, Serena Williams, Gabby Douglass, Rita Dove, Issa Rae, Ursula Burns, Rita Dove, Mo’ne Davis, Aretha Franklin, Mae Jemison, Ilhan Omar and Loretta Lynch were all featured in the project.

“This is not a power list, this is not most famous women or most wealthy women,” TIME editor in chief Nancy Gibbs said. “This really is women who have stories to tell about breaking barriers that we think are instructive and inspiring across so many different fields. I think when you read their stories and hear them talk about what motivated them, what contributed to their success, what setbacks they faced, everyone will find someone they can identify with.”

In addition to the Friday issue dedicated to the ‘Firsts’ series, the collection of portraits and interviews with the women will also be available as a book which will be released September 19.

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The odds were stacked against them, at more than 300 to 1. But in a property market as hot as Hong Kong's that wasn't enough to stop some 1,300 home seekers queuing for a chance to get their hands on just four flats in Parc City, Tsuen Wan.
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Trailer Buzz: ‘Rememory,’ ‘The Wilde Wedding,’ ‘The Florida Project’

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Today's trailer roundup showcases three star-studded upcoming indie films, two of which are coming hot off major festival premieres:

 

Rememory

When it comes out: September 8 (limited release and VOD).

Who is in it: Peter Dinklage, Julia Ormond, Martin Donovan, Anton Yelchin, Henry Ian Cusick.

What it is about: Dinklage stars as a detective investigating the death of a tech pioneer (Donovan) under assignment from his widow (Ormond). And to help him on the case,…

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7 Secrets of a Side Hustler: How This Millennial Leads a $400 Million Project While Running Her Own Successful Business

Let’s be real; most of us have a hard time managing one full-time job. However, there are business savvy hustlers, like Jereshia Hawk, who seem to make it all work.

While working as a transmission pipeline engineer for a Fortune 500 company, Hawk helps provide natural gas and electricity to over 6 million people every day. The Detroit-based trailblazer is also the proud founder of the Goal Getter Group, a consulting business and networking resource for women who work nine-to-five, but also want to build a business on the side.

Below, Hawk shares her advice for growing a successful side business:

 

1. Focus on Activities That Generate Revenue

 

“Don’t get caught up with being busy, [if you are] not actually being productive.”

 

2. Start Each Day With Your ‘Top Three’

 

“Every morning while I’m brushing my teeth, I write out my top-three priorities for the day on my bathroom mirror. This helps me hone in on the things I have to do.”

 

3. Automate Your Systems

 

“For the tasks you must do over and over again in your business, find ways to automate those processes.”

 

4. Don’t Wing It

 

“Create a plan and get specific [with it]. How much money do you want to earn a month? How are you going to earn it? What resources do you need to make that happen? What actions do you need to take to achieve your goal?”

 

5. Know That You Can’t Always Do It Alone You

 

“Knowing who to ask for help is more important sometimes than knowing the answer. You need to have a friend, a mentor, or a mastermind to turn to, for when you start feeling unsure of what to do next.”

 

6. Focus on Impact Before Income

 

“Don’t focus on selling a product. Rather, focus on solving a problem. Listen to what your audience is asking for, and create solutions to their problems. [You can also] create valuable free content that gives your potential clients a quick win when they join your email list.”

 

7. Don’t Focus on Who Isn’t There

 

“Serve the people who show up. When you only have 12 people on your email list, it can feel like you’re talking into space, but those 12 subscribers are a dozen human beings with a dozen hearts that you can have a positive impact on.”

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

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NASA launched its newest app this week designed to motivate the average person to be a citizen scientist during the upcoming solar eclipse. Space Scientist Elizabeth Macdonald told Fox News the Globe Observer app was designed by a NASA-supported research program called the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment, better known as GLOBE….
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Paul Simon’s Summer Tour To Benefit E.O. Wilson’s Biodiversity Project

WASHINGTON — Less than a year after suggesting he may be finished as a musician, Paul Simon has announced a 17-city tour that will benefit planet Earth.

The U.S. summer tour is expected to raise millions for former Harvard University professor and revered conservationist Edward O. Wilson’s Half-Earth Project, a global initiative aimed at saving the natural world by setting aside half for conservation, according to Mongabay.

The 75-year-old musician told the nonprofit environmental news site that Wilson’s 2016 book, titled “Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight For Life,” “ignited” his imagination and left him wondering what he could do to help. 

Simon decided to do what he does best — what he’s been doing for six decades: perform. 

“[I]f I do a tour, I can keep singing, I can keep my skills up. I can keep my band together. And I can give all the profits to Ed,” Simon told Mongabay. “And that will make me feel that I am making a greater contribution than putting more money in my pocket, which I don’t need, or becoming more famous, which I really don’t need.”

The tour kicks off June 1 in St. Augustine, Florida and wraps up June 28 in Denver. Proceeds will be donated to the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, with the funds possibly being used to protect ecosystems in the U.S. southeast, Mongabay reports. 

Widely known as the “father of biodiversity,” Wilson is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author and considered the world’s leading myrmecologist, or ant expert. He has spent much of his life advocating for protecting the planet and the species that call it home.

Late last year, in a book review published by The New York Times, Simon hailed Wilson and his Half-Earth concept. 

The point of no return is fast approaching,” Simon wrote. “Questions of human rights, racism, democracy versus tyranny and sexism are just that: human rights. But there will be no rights, or humans, if we do not preserve and conserve a habitable planet. Still, Wilson is an optimist and believes we can preserve our jewel-like planet if we do the job we must do. ‘Half-Earth’ is compulsory reading if we care about the lives of our children, our children’s children and all of the species alive today. A paradise!”

Asked by Mongabay what he hopes to accomplish with his upcoming tour, Simon said: “The Half-Earth thinking and the name of Edward Wilson will be more familiar at the very least because of this, and that will accomplish who knows what. Hopefully something significant. It can’t be insignificant. It will be something. It makes sense to me. It gives me added incentive to go out and perform again. …I mean, look at Ed. At 87, he’s remarkable. And we’re so fortunate that he’s doing this.”

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‘The Trials Of Spring’ Documentary Project Amplifies Voices Of Women In The Arab Spring

A new multimedia documentary project is spotlighting the vital roles of women in the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings.

“The Trials of Spring,” is a series of six shorts, a feature film and news reports by The New York Times that offer a rarely seen look at the gripping personal experiences of female activists in the wave of revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa.

The films profile nine women across Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Syria, Bahrain and Yemen, with each detailing their journey through uprisings and crackdowns. While each story is unique, they often share an arc similar to the larger political developments of the post-revolution countries in the region, where an initial hope for change is quashed by increasing repression and conflict.

In the Syria short, for example, archival footage shows four women known as the Brides of Peace defiantly march in protest of the Assad regime while wearing homemade wedding dresses. In interviews after fleeing the country, two of the brides describe how their triumphant demonstration caused security forces to imprison them for months.

trials of springKinda Zour, one of the Brides of Peace from Syria.

As the films show, many countries have regressed on women’s rights since the Arab Spring.

A 2013 United Nations report found that 99.3 percent of women in Egypt are subject to sexual harassment, and female activists have been forced to undergo virginity tests after being arrested for demonstrating. In an incident that sparked widespread outrage, police fatally shot female activist Shaimaa al-Sabbagh in the street during a protest earlier this year.

The team of filmmakers and producers, most of them female, presents the cross-platform project as a fascinating counter-narrative to misconceptions of women in the region as submissive to the repression of women’s rights. Instead, the films show brave acts of protest both at home and in the streets, and depict women as driving forces behind many protest movements.

“I went from I think a stereotyped understanding, to some degree, of the women in the Middle East and North Africa, to something that was more nuanced and understanding of their diversity and their strength and resilience,” said producer Beth Levison in a call with reporters on Tuesday.

Levison said stories about the Arab Spring lacked female perspectives, with media focusing mostly on men with guns and shifts in political power.

“I don’t think enough stories are told about the women who are the mortar, who are holding things together,” Levison explained. “I think that the narrative that’s often told about conflict is about who’s in what position, rather than about what’s happening on a day-to-day level to try to bring peace. It’s kind of like that old saying, ‘If it bleeds it leads.'”

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Hend Nafea, a young religious Muslim woman whose story is a lead role in the feature film.

While the project puts a spotlight on activists, the films themselves are not heavy-handed works of advocacy. Instead, the works hope to amplify the voices of the women who are profiled.

“We certainly wanted to avoid the thought that here are some Western filmmakers trying to help these Arab women — because they’re incredibly strong women who can help themselves and are doing a lot to help their countries,” said the project’s Digital Director Lauren Feeney.

The short films will debut on June 7 as a special project on The New York Times homepage and will culminate with the feature focusing on Egypt that premieres at the Human Rights Watch film festival on June 12.

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Tim Gunn Was Surprised By ‘Project Runway’ Fame: ‘I Never Expected To Even Be On Air’

“Make it work” has become to go-to motto on “Project Runway,” but the man behind those now-famous words never expected to be so quotable on the show — or even on the show at all.

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Aids Project Greater Danbury,Inc. Receive Tribute & Health Assistance By Charles Myrick Of ACRX

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Engineering Project Management for the Global High Technology Industry

Engineering Project Management for the Global High Technology Industry


This unique, one-stop resource covers engineering project management topics, tools, and techniques in a logical sequence with real-world industrial examples. “Engineering Project Management” provides a high-level engineering analysis of key issues in the justification, development, and successful deployment of high-tech engineering products. The book assembles all of the pertinent information a project manager in the high-tech industry will need to fully manage the design of products to meet specification; deliver projects on time and on budget; and achieve targeted profit for the product lifecycle. This practical guide fully explains the factors behind successful deployment of electronics projects, using real-world examples from the author’s large library of extensive consulting, teaching and expert witness cases to allow you to navigate the many issues involved in successful engineering project management. Extensive coverage of the justifications for make or buy decisions–a critical topic for overseas suppliers The role of technology development and legal issues, including coverage of intellectual property (IP) and preventing future lawsuits Comparison of different industries: regulated industries (military, aerospace, medical), fast-acting industries (telecommunications, computers), and more traditional industries (industrial equipment) Addresses differences of products built to specifications vs. products build for the marketplace

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The Spoken Word: Recollections of Dryden History, The Early Years (NASA SP-2003-4530) – Scott Crossfield Interview, Muroc, NACA Research, X-1 Project

The Spoken Word: Recollections of Dryden History, The Early Years (NASA SP-2003-4530) – Scott Crossfield Interview, Muroc, NACA Research, X-1 Project


Since the founding of the Dryden Flight Research Center History Office in 1996, its staff has conducted nearly a hundred interviews with retired and serving employees. Their recollections represent a unique resource in understanding the development of aerospace technology in the second half of the 20th century. Their personal experiences, insights, and opinions allow the reader to gain an understanding into what it was actually like to have been involved with some of the milestone events in aerospace history. These interviews have been edited and assembled into this monograph, so that a wider audience can also share in their experiences.This study covers the early years of what eventually became the Dryden Flight Research Center. It spans the period between the arrival of Walter Williams and the first group of NACA engineers at Muroc in 1946, and ends with the establishment of NASA in 1958. This timeframe encompasses the breaking of the sound barrier, the pivotal inertial coupling research, the first use of computer simulations, the transformation of the NACA facility from a pair of old hangars into a state-of-the-art research center, and the dawn of the space age. These events took place against the background of the end of World War II, the start of the Cold War, and the twin technological revolutions of jet propulsion and supersonic flight. They are told by the people who participated in these events, in their own words.The foundations of the Dryden Flight Research Center date back more than a half century, to a time when aviation faced revolutionary technical changes. When the first NACA contingent arrived in September 1946, they found the Muroc Army Air Field to be an isolated and barren outpost. The post-war demobilization had left the hastily constructed base facilities in a poor state of repair. Palmdale and Lancaster in the late 1940s were rough desert towns lacking many of the conveniences to which the new arrivals from Langley (and their spouses) had been

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Project Kid: 100 Ingenious Crafts for Family Fun

Project Kid: 100 Ingenious Crafts for Family Fun


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Handcrafted Jewelry Step by Step: 5 Beginner Projects –1 Intermediate Project — Portable Jeweler’s Cart

Handcrafted Jewelry Step by Step: 5 Beginner Projects –1 Intermediate Project — Portable Jeweler’s Cart


Handcrafted Jewelry Step by Step 6 Original Advanced Designs THIS BOOK IS NOT FOR BEGINNERS This book is not for you if you are not already well versed in hard soldering and using oxyacetylene equipment. Are you looking for Advanced Jewelry Design Projects? Well, then you’ve come to the right place. We’re offering five – count them – five step-by-step projects designed with the advanced jewelry worker in mind and one project for the intermediate level. I originally thought these designs could be for beginners or advanced beginners, but several buyer reviews have proven this thought wrong. Beginners should not purchase this book. And these are not just ordinary, ho hum, anybody can make ’em but nobody would want to wear ’em beginner projects. Four of these are projects that were chosen for publication in some of the best step-by-step jewelry magazines in America as well as internationally including Jewelry Artist, Jewelry Arts & Lapidary Journal, Wire Jewelry, and Step-by-Step Beads to name a few. You’ll also get one step-by-step design that was shown in Jewelry Artist only as a photo, not a completed how to do it design, and one step-by-step that is totally exclusive to this publication. We hope you have fun creating and wearing these truly distinctive and original designs by Joyce Zborower, a 40 year veteran in the field of jewelry design and creation.

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The Toaster Project

The Toaster Project


Hello, my name is Thomas Thwaites, and I have made a toaster. So begins-áThe Toaster Project, the author’s nine-month-long journey from his local appliance store to remote mines in the UK to his mother’s backyard, where he creates a crude foundry. Along the way, he learns that an ordinary toaster is made up of 404 separate parts, that the best way to smelt metal at home is by using a method found in a fifteenth-century treatise, and that plastic is almost impossible to make from scratch. In the end, Thwaites’s homemade toasterGÇö a haunting and strangely beautiful objectGÇöcost 250 times more than the toaster he bought at the store and involved close to two thousand miles of travel to some of Britain’s remotest locations.-áThe Toaster Project-ámay seem foolish, even insane. Yet, Thwaites’s quixotic tale, told with self-deprecating wit, helps us reflect on the costs and perils of our cheap consumer culture, and in so doing reveals much about the organization of the modern world.

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Anna Gunn To Guest Star On ‘The Mindy Project’

Anna Gunn is trading in a meth empire for scrubs and will guest star on “The Mindy Project,” E! Online reports. She’ll be playing Mindy’s (Mindy Kaling) hero, Sheila Hamilton, a New York OB/GYN who tries to woo her from her current residency at Shulman & Associates.

Gunn, who recently won an Emmy for her role as Skyler White on the AMC series “Breaking Bad,” will appear in the 13th episode this season. It will be her first acting gig since the show’s finale, and viewers can safely assume her time on “The Mindy Project” will be less dramatic than her role on “Breaking Bad.”

Since beginning its second season back in September, “The Mindy Project” has already welcomed a number of guest stars such as James Franco, Adam Pally (the “Happy Endings” star has since become a series regular) and Timothy Olyphant. However, after Gunn’s role in one of the most talked about shows in recent television history, and on the heels of her Emmy win, this is a coup for “The Mindy Project.”

“The Mindy Project” airs Tues. at 9:30 p.m. EST on Fox.
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Speak Up With Jimmy: Project Runway’s Bradon McDonald on Getting Married and Marriage Equality (VIDEO)

In this episode of Speak Up With Jimmy, I speak with Project Runway finalist Bradon McDonald about getting married. After winning a challenge with guest judge Jesse Tyler Ferguson (who launched the Tie the Knot organization to support marriage equality), Bradon was inspired to propose on the show to his longtime boyfriend Josh. Bradon talks about plans for the wedding, changing people’s minds about same-sex marriage, and the power of expressing love.

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