But since Trump entered office, he’s sought to undermine, roll back and rewrite the legacy of his predecessor, President Barack Obama. So it’s plausible that the order is a direct reaction to a “building boom” that happened under President Obama and was funded via the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. During this period, the Obama administration helped promote a diverse range of innovative and cutting-edge federal buildings, from Kieran Timberlake’s U.S. Embassy in London to the new U.S. courthouse in Austin, Texas. … [Read more...] about Was Trump’s draft order on classical buildings really about Obama?
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The summit meeting, it is important to understand, is an artefact of technology. For most of history, sheer distance meant rulers rarely met, delegating the task of diplomacy to professionals. The professional envoy’s message wasn’t usually that different from that of the professional extortionist. “From sunrise to sunset, all the world has been given to us”, the Ilkhan emperor Abaqa Khan wrote to Sultan Rukn al-Din Baibars in 1266. “You must submit”. … [Read more...] about Is it time for world leaders to get over the pomp and pageantry of summit meetings?
As the leader and chief guinea pig of the site, Paltrow has become a cult-like figure among those who share her approach to personal health–and to her fans, thanks to her glowing looks, style, and popular recipes. Meanwhile, of course, Paltrow has plenty of detractors who ridicule the New Age advice she and her team dispense on goop.com (a jade egg for your vagina, anyone?). While the conference is a collaborative effort between Paltrow, Goop editors, and the ad sales team, it is very much a conference based on her vision. Most traditional media conferences don’t boast in-house leaders with as much star power as Paltrow, who has scored an Oscar and countless magazine covers over the years. … [Read more...] about Gwyneth On What To Expect At Goop Summit (Hint: Collagen Martinis & Crystals)
The largest voting technology vendor, ES&S, told Fast Company that DHS has never requested permission to conduct a forensic examination on ES&S hardware, or a code review on ES&S software, that was suspected to have been compromised before, during, or after an election. … [Read more...] about Two and a half years later, DHS still hasn’t performed audits to see if votes were hacked in 2016
IRB's management in the conference call after quarterly earnings said that the company has received all required approvals for the GIC deal including NOC from lenders and approval from NHAI and the management expects to conclude the deal with GIC at the earliest which is also a strong positive for its balance sheet. … [Read more...] about After a decade of pain, analysts see an 80% upside in this toll operator