Atredai Property Group
In the midst of our first moves, we have opted to look at golf courses in the United States in various key locations.
Golf is a massive industry in the United States with Course management one of the key elements of this. We have hired a fantastic team to oversee this project for Atredai Property Group.
The following courses have been purchased for a total of $36,099,000
Michigan: Drummond Island Resort & Conference Center
Virginia: Lake View Golf Club
Hawaii: Kiahuna Golf Course
New York: Lima Golf & Country Club
These courses will be reverted to private clubs with optional public pay, will offer competitive pricing on tee times, club membership and events. Each course has the functionality to be set up for any event as well.
We will be working with the Professional Golfer’s Association of America to ensure standards can be met as we look to host local league play, regional amateur events, and PGA Tour events in the future at these locations.
We are investing a total of $5mn into each course for updates and repairs and have contracted local landscape crews to get the course itself back into golf shape.
We are excited over this initial venture and we plan to add on additional acquisitions of courses as we build our portfolio in our Golf Management Division.
MEETING ROOM, IMPERIAL DUMA, VYBORG.
A private meeting was taking place within the Imperial Duma building the day after the latest SNC TV opinion polls were released. Inside, Prime Minister Daria Shchegolyayeva sat at in the middle of the long table flanked by her ministers and other members of her bloc. Shchegolyayeva made her opening remarks:
- Fellow ministers and deputies I want to thank you all for attending this meeting today. As I am sure all of you saw the latest news last night with regards to the opinion polls showing support for our government is up to 73%. This is all thanks to the good work by each and every one of you so please, I wish for you to give each other a round of applause.
Everyone then gave a round of applause before Shchegolyayeva continued:
- Now of course the purpose of this meeting was not to simply pat ourselves on the back for doing a good job. Rather these polls present an opportunity for us to do more. As things currently stand, we only have a one seat majority which is not exactly comfortable shall we say. We know what is best for this country, we have carried on the traditions and values of the last 50 years that helped transform Romanovskaya to what it is today. It is quite frankly a danger for the opposition to have as much influence that it has.
Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandr Eybozhenko interrupts:
- I think I can see where this going. Based on the latest opinion polls we call an election to boost our majority?
Culture Minister Vladimir Slyshchenko voices concern:
- Won't it look rather opportunistic, I mean this could really back fire on us.
Shchegolyayeva quickly refutes Slychchenko's concerns:
- Of course not, we are in fact giving the people what they want. The people want us to continue to govern and implement our policies which have already proven to work. With the recent budget and the new financial district announced we have a lot of things going for us. Our opposition are weak. Illyushin and his followers simply want to burden the state with welfare programs which most people see through as being bad for the country long term. Yevstigneyev on the other hand is so unhinged he will never be able to get enough support to challenge us.
A number of ministers nod their heads in agreement as there is a brief pause. Shchegolyayeva then continues:
- I can assure you that I have no plans to reshuffle the cabinet post election when we do win so there is no need to worry someone else is going to take your jobs.
Slyshchenko remains cautious:
- I still have a bad feeling about this.
Shchegolyayeva stares down Slyshchenko:
- Minister Slyshchenko, I can sure you we will win. Do you want to know how I am so sure? Its because for my entire 35 year career I have always won. I always strive for more, to do better, and I always achieve that. I always win Slyshchenko. Always.
Shchegolyayeva then turns back to talk to the rest of the group:
- Now, who wants to win with me?
The rest of the room raise their hands in an unanimous vote of approval.
Caliphate orders arrest of 4 Bahraini Princes
The Anti Corruption Bureau headed by the Sultan of Abu Dhabi has ordered the arrest of 4 Bahraini Princes as part of an investigation into alleged misuse of public funds, abuse of power as well as potentially conspiring against the state. The four arrested Princes all belong to the ruling Al-Hakeem family of Bahrain, two of them being the Bahraini Sultan's second cousins, one being the Sultan's half brother and the last one being the Sultan's fourth son.
The Bureau reported on Thursday that the decision had been taken after the review of documents and reports regarding crimes related to the public sector. An expanded investigation was under way, it added.
“The Sultan of Abu Dhabi has ordered the arrest of the four princes, and their questionings about matters raised in the reports regarding crimes pertaining to public office, such as damage to public funds, exploiting one’s post, abuse of power, and even potential conspiracy against the state, by attempting to depose the current Sultan from his seat.” the Bureau said.
It is also to be noted that 3 of the four arrested have also been previously charged with supposed involvement in the 2015 Sunni-Shia riots, and continue to have those charges despite lack of evidence. The Bahraini Sultan's fourth son is also known for frequently speaking up against the "de-facto absolutist" government, and demanding increased participation by people, something which has even been termed "treason" against the Islamic Caliphate.
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Title: Romanov State Visit
Premier Tomsky: Our delegation believes this is a great opportunity to set momentum on some outstanding issues that we can realistically solve in the near future. For this specific meeting, we can begin to resolve the trade embargoes and the easement of punitive tariffs in order to encourage the re-opening of trade between both nations. A formal peace treaty can also be something that can be negotiated dependent on the exact terms of such an agreement. Finally, we can negotiate a visa program that eases travel between both nations and opens up the opportunity to travel to both nations to more people, not just family members and students.
Church Agios Nikolaos, Astipalea
Pericles stares down at the body on the floor. The former President of North Bulgaria. They’ll find him in his office tomorrow morning. He looks over at the other body. The former Presidents wife. Also to be found, and it will be ruled a suicide.
Pericles at this point is the Deputy Director of the EYP, and is young. 34. Strong minded, opinionated but knows when to keep it shut.
The former President knew information relating to EYP interference in North Bulgarian elections, as well as attempted interference elsewhere in Europe.
He knew to much.
“And we move on to Southeast Asia...Indochina specifically. The country is currently collapsing into chaos, the FEUSSR is still seen as the culprit after accusations of our interference. They also don’t know who did that suicide bombing.” The Foreign Ministry representative continues to go through his report.
Pericles looks over at his EYP Director. The Director nods his head. Pericles nods back.
“Gentlemen, we can issue a statement on our hopes of peace in South East Asia. It’s disheartening to see such tragedy strike them and we can do what we can to help. Now...what about the Romans?” Pericles watches intently. In the back of his mind is Church Agios Nikolaos...
Nontoxic, flexible energy converters could power wearable devices report from the American Institute of Physics states
A wide variety of portable and wearable electronics have become a large part of our daily lives, so a group of Stanford University researchers wondered if these could be powered by harvesting electricity from the waste heat that exists all around us.
Further inspiration came from a desire to ultimately fabricate energy converting devices from the same materials as the active devices themselves, so they can blend in as an integral part of the total system. Today, many biomedical nanodevices' power supplies come from several types of batteries that must be separated from the active portion of the systems, which is not ideal.
In Applied Physics Letters, the researchers report the design and fabrication of single-wall carbon nanotube thermoelectric devices on flexible polyimide substrates as a basis for wearable energy converters.
"Carbon nanotubes are one-dimensional materials, known for good thermoelectric properties, which mean developing a voltage across them in a temperature gradient," said Eric Pop, a professor of electrical engineering and materials science. "The challenge is that carbon nanotubes also have high thermal conductivity, meaning it's difficult to maintain a thermal gradient across them, and they have been hard to assemble them into thermoelectric generators at low cost."
The group uses printed carbon nanotube networks to tackle both challenges.
"For example, carbon nanotube spaghetti networks have much lower thermal conductivity than carbon nanotubes taken alone, due to the presence of junctions in the networks, which block heat flow," Pop said. "Also, direct printing such carbon nanotube networks can significantly reduce their cost when they are scaled up."
Thermoelectric devices generate electric power locally "by reusing waste heat from personal devices, appliances, vehicles, commercial and industrial processes, computer servers, time-varying solar illumination, and even the human body," said Hye Ryoung Lee, lead author and a research scientist.
"To eliminate hindrances to large-scale application of thermoelectric materials—toxicity, materials scarcity, mechanical brittleness—carbon nanotubes offer an excellent alternative to other commonly used materials," Lee said.
The group's approach demonstrates a path to using carbon nanotubes with printable electrodes on flexible polymer substrates in a process anticipated to be economical for large-volume manufacturing. It is also "greener" than other processes, because water is used as the solvent and additional dopants are avoided.
Flexible and wearable energy harvesters can be embedded into fabrics or clothes or placed on unusual shapes and form factors.
"In contrast, traditional thermoelectrics that rely on bismuth telluride are brittle and stiff, with limited applications," Pop said. "Carbon-based thermoelectrics are also more environmentally friendly than those based on rare or toxic materials like bismuth and tellurium."
The most important concept in the group's work is to "recycle energy as much as we can, converting uneven heat distribution to electrical energy for use for the next cycle of operation, which we demonstrated by using nontoxic nanotube-based thermoelectric generation," said Yoshio Nishi, a professor of electrical engineering. "This concept is in full alliance with the world's goal of reducing our total energy consumption."
Founding the Islamic Republic Intelligence Service
During a press release, the Al-Jinab Administration has announced the merging of the Iraqi Mukhabarat and the Iranian MOIS intelligence agencies in order to form the Islamic Republic Intelligence Service or IRIS for short. The Director of IRIS is industry veteran, Faraah al-Abdalla. The merging of these two massive agencies has been taking place for years since The Republic's inception, but the service is now prepared to continue their projects as one governing body.