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Council begins Aspen city manager search

Council begins Aspen city manager search

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Aspen City Council on Monday approved an employment contract making Sara Ott interim city manager while also signing off on the process to recruit a permanent one through a national search.Ott, who has served as assistant city manager since May 2017, will be the interim city manager through Sept. 1 at a salary of $195,255.She is replacing Steve Barwick, who resigned at council's request Jan. 7. He will now serve as an adviser to Ott at his current salary of $195,229. He is expected to leave the city no later than March 1.And March 4 is the deadline for recruiting firms to submit bids via a request for proposals to do a nationwide search for a new city manager.After much discussion on process and admitting they haven't done this before, council members signed off on the timeline that cit...
Which is the world’s most vegan city? | Cities

Which is the world’s most vegan city? | Cities

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Since Greggs announced a new vegan alternative to its meaty sausage roll at the start of the year, the Quorn pastries have “flown off the shelves”, the bakery chain says, selling hundreds of thousands in the first week alone. Its success is a testament to both a remarkable PR stunt and the seemingly unstoppable rise of veganism, which, according to a new study, has been led by Bristol. If you have a vegan friend you will know it Chef's Pencil The online food blog Chef’s Pencil used Google Trends data to look at the most popular cities for vegan-related searches, which were at record levels last year, rising 11% from 2017 and 35% from 2016. According to Google Trends, the interest level around the world for all things vegan – restaurants, recipes, dog food – was highest in Br
Random holiday generator: a new city break service to surpr…

Random holiday generator: a new city break service to surpr…

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I’m standing on a bridge, taking in the panorama of the Plaza de España in Seville. I’m in this spot because a month ago I received a cryptic postcard from a stranger instructing me to travel to the Spanish city. I’m not a kooky assassin who receives her assignments via postcard like Villanelle in Killing Eve, it’s just that I’ve signed up to new subscription travel service BRB, which every four months sends its customers on a city break to a surprise destination. Hoping to appeal to a generation that listens to music via Spotify, watches films and TV on Netflix and probably has at least one gym membership they’ve forgotten about, subscribers to BRB pay a monthly fee (£49.99 for a solo traveller and £89 for two people) to unlock a three-day, two-night city break every four months. So f
Google Reveals New Plan For Smart City

Google Reveals New Plan For Smart City

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Wood you believe it? Toronto's smart-city waterfront development could be built from Canadian timber.Sidewalk Labs Google’s urban-innovation lab has unveiled new, people-first plans for the redevelopment of Toronto’s Quayside. Sidewalk Labs, a unit of Alphabet Inc., owner of Google, is aiming to build a future-cities concept that majors on the public realm, ditching cars. “Torontonians want more affordable housing, faster ways to get around the city, safer streets for pedestrians and cyclists, [and] a cleaner and healthier environment,” says a statement from Jesse Shapins, Sidewalk Labs’s director of public realm. She adds: “What we’re planning here is neither cheerful science fiction — like The Jetsons — nor dark and dystopian — like Black Mirror.” The sma
Amazon’s HQ2 Will Benefit From New York City. But What Do…

Amazon’s HQ2 Will Benefit From New York City. But What Do…

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Not that young tech workers, more and more of them immigrants, wanted to live in suburbia, anyway. Increasingly they demanded the diversity and benefits of city life. And so did successful innovation companies, following the lead of workers.Another way to put it is that companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon became attracted to cities like New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and Washington because these cities had already made transformative public investments in assets like culture, parks, universities and transit.The question for city residents is what these companies give back. I’m not saying companies move, or should be expected to move, for any reason other than to make money. Amazon promises tens of thousands of new jobs in New York, with all sorts of ripple effects beyond employ
Google plans to expand office space in New York City: WSJ

Google plans to expand office space in New York City: WSJ

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(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google is nearing a deal to buy or lease an office building in New York City that could add space for more than 12,000 new workers, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing sources. A Google logo is seen at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California, U.S., November 1, 2018. REUTERS/ Stephen Lam Google’s deal to buy or lease 1.3 million-square-foot office building at St. John’s Terminal could house nearly double the search giant’s current staffing in the city, WSJ reported. The plan, would give Google room for nearly 20,000 staff in the city, including those it has now, WSJ said. Google’s reported plan for expansion in New York comes at a time when Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) could add 25,000 jobs if it chooses the city as one of
Nerd City Claims that Jake Paul Merch is Made with Clip Art

Nerd City Claims that Jake Paul Merch is Made with Clip Art

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Jake Paul has taken another punch from YouTuber Nerd City, who released a devastating video detailing the potentially illegal practices of the Paul’s. It was not just the way Jake Paul sells his merchandise to children however, the actual merchandise was also attacked by Nerd City. Nerd City claims that the designs featured on Jake Paul’s merchandise are actually clip art images downloaded off of the internet. [Jake Paul’s] merch is filled with clip art. I isolated the graphics in his hideous looking fashion line, reverse image searched them and got a bunch of hits. The video shows clip art designs from a Google image search compared to the design
A Brief History of New York City Mayors on Bicycles – Stree…

A Brief History of New York City Mayors on Bicycles – Stree…

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Mayor de Blasio was in the Rockaways this morning to announce the first of four dockless bike-share pilot areas. We’ll be running reader reviews of the different services on offer — stay tuned. For now, the big news is that six months into his second term, de Blasio has finally been spotted riding a bicycle. The mayor biked the last leg of his trip to the press conference, side by side with Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg. Based on the footage reporters posted to Twitter, de Blasio acquitted himself well on a Pace bike, despite what appears to be a seatpost set a little too low for his 6’5″ frame (which might be the highest setting available). I personally approve of the decision to go helmetless on a hot summer day biking on a nearly empty boardwalk. Mayor on a bike
FBI Agents Search Adelanto City Hall, Mayor’s Home in Wake …

FBI Agents Search Adelanto City Hall, Mayor’s Home in Wake …

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Federal agents executed search warrants at Adelanto City Hall and the home of Mayor Rich Kerr on Tuesday morning, according to law enforcement officials. A view of Adelanto City Hall is seen in this Google Maps image. An FBI spokeswoman confirmed agents were executing federal search warrants in the city on Tuesday, but declined to comment further because the affidavits in support of the warrants are under seal. Kerr was seen being removed from his home in handcuffs Tuesday morning, according to the Victorville Daily Press. The official, however, told The Times that Kerr had not been arrested. In a written statement, city spokesman Michael Stevens said the city was unaware of the nature of the FBI investigation but was “prepared to cooperate with any investigation being conducte