Dashed Mill Race Inn development plans leave future of Geneva site in question

For four years, the former Mill Race Inn site in Geneva has sat empty except for the remnants of a historic stone structure protected by a tarp.

It’ll stay that way — at least for now — after the city council rejected the latest development proposal for the prime parcel of land on the Fox River at Geneva’s eastern gateway.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

At a meeting Monday, Geneva’s 10 aldermen voted unanimously to reject the proposal presented by the Shodeen Family Foundation, signaling the end of a $38 million project introduced nearly 18 months ago.

The proposed project called for 116 rental apartments, eight townhouses, 2,000 square feet of commercial space, 155 covered parking spaces, deconstruction and reinterpretation of the original historic structure to adhere to its landmark status, and riverfront amenities.

The decision will cost the city $273,000 — to come from tax increment financing funds — to cover all the expenses

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Tired Of The Social Media Rat Race, Journalists Move To Writing Substack Newsletters : NPR

San Francisco-based Hamish McKenzie, Chris Best and Jairaj Sethi are the co-founders of email newsletter Substack, which seen its active writers more than double since the start of the pandemic.

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San Francisco-based Hamish McKenzie, Chris Best and Jairaj Sethi are the co-founders of email newsletter Substack, which seen its active writers more than double since the start of the pandemic.

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As a tech journalist for the website The Verge, Casey Newton established himself as something of a Silicon Valley institution. Known for a mix of original reporting and gimlet-eyed analysis, his writing has become essential reading for those who want to better understand the industry.

This fall, he quit his steady job at The Verge to start an email newsletter with Substack, a San Francisco-based startup.

“All of a sudden this thing comes along where it’s like, imagine never having to ask

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Elite runners brave Delhi race despite COVID-19 surge, pollution concerns



Muktar Edris et al. playing football in a parking lot: Airtel Delhi Half Marathon in New Delhi, India


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Airtel Delhi Half Marathon in New Delhi, India

By Anushree Fadnavis and Manoj Kumar

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Some of the world’s leading long-distance runners participated in a half-marathon in New Delhi on Sunday, even as India’s capital grapples with a surge in COVID-19 cases and air pollution that has recently been among the world’s worst.



a group of people riding on the back of a motorcycle: Airtel Delhi Half Marathon in New Delhi, India


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Airtel Delhi Half Marathon in New Delhi, India

More than 60 professional runners participated in the race, while several hundred enthusiasts ran in other cities on routes of their choice, using a mobile app to post race timings, said the event organisers.

Although air quality was poor on Sunday, the runners got a bit of a reprieve, as pollution levels in the capital were dramatically better than those of recent weeks.

New Delhi’s Air Quality Index was at 252 on a scale of 500, registering at “poor” levels,

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Stanford and Carnegie Mellon find race and age bias in mobility data that drives COVID-19 policy

Smartphone-based mobility data has played a major role in responses to the pandemic. Describing the movement of millions of people, location information from Google, Apple, and others has been used to analyze the effectiveness of social distancing polices and probe how different sectors of the economy have been affected. But a new study from researchers at Stanford and Carnegie Mellon finds that particular groups of people, including older and nonwhite U.S. voters, are less likely to be captured by mobility data than demographic majorities. The coauthors argue that these groups could be disproportionately harmed if biased mobility data is used to allocate public health resources.

Analytics providers like Factual, Radar, and PlaceIQ obtain data from opt-in location-sharing apps but rarely disclose which apps feed into their datasets, preventing policymakers and researchers from understanding who’s represented. (Prior work has shown sociodemographic and age biases of smartphone ownership, with children and the

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Don’t Race Out To Buy American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSW.A) Just Because It’s Going Ex-Dividend

American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSW.A) stock is about to trade ex-dividend in 3 days. You will need to purchase shares before the 19th of November to receive the dividend, which will be paid on the 4th of December.

American Software’s upcoming dividend is US$0.11 a share, following on from the last 12 months, when the company distributed a total of US$0.44 per share to shareholders. Based on the last year’s worth of payments, American Software stock has a trailing yield of around 2.6% on the current share price of $16.63. If you buy this business for its dividend, you should have an idea of whether American Software’s dividend is reliable and sustainable. We need to see whether the dividend is covered by earnings and if it’s growing.

Dividends are usually paid out of company profits, so if a company pays out more than it earned then its dividend is usually at

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