AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: US Flutter Entertainment-owned FanDuel has struck a deal to become an authorised gaming partner of North America’s Major League Baseball (MLB).Through the multi-year agreement, FanDuel will gain access to official MLB data, as well as team branding and logos, for use across its online sports betting sites and at retail sportsbook locations.The deal marks the sports betting and daily fantasy sports operator’s first official partnership with either the MLB or its franchises.“Fantasy sports and sports betting have become a national pastime in their own right, so it’s natural to join forces with MLB,” FanDuel president and chief operating officer, Kip Levin, said. “MLB clearly understands how working together can be beneficial for baseball fans and both companies alike.”Read the full story on iGB North America.Image: Javier Baez Topics: Sports betting Flutter Entertainment-owned FanDuel has struck a deal to become an authorised gaming partner of North America’s Major League Baseball (MLB). FanDuel lands gaming deal with Major League Baseball Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Sports betting 16th August 2019 | By contenteditor Email Address
ArchDaily Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/885375/chekhov-api-askar-ramazanov-plus-archiproba-studios Clipboard Architects: Askar Ramazanov + Archiproba Studios Area Area of this architecture project Chekhov APi / Askar Ramazanov + Archiproba Studios Museums & Exhibit CopyMuseums & Exhibit, Houses•Chekhov, Korea, Republic of Projects Korea, Republic of Area: 380 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project The Chekhov Ai robotic typographic sculpture is controlled by two robots and artificial intelligence. The 8×25 meters metal structure serves as a frame on which two robots move and place letters. The robot takes a letter from storage at the bottom of the structure, calculates the fastest route to the cell and places it in the letter’s location. The text creates the core of artificial intelligence, trained in literary works by Anton Chekhov to write in the writer’s style and also creates text based on what’s happening in the residence. The sculpture is capable of writing dozens of lines per day autonomously.Project gallerySee allShow lessSimplexity / URBAN architectesSelected Projects// house / Time ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Chekhov APi / Askar Ramazanov + Archiproba StudiosSave this projectSaveChekhov APi / Askar Ramazanov + Archiproba Studios Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/885375/chekhov-api-askar-ramazanov-plus-archiproba-studios Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!© Ilya Ivanov+ 51 Share 2017 Photographs: Ilya IvanovSave this picture!© Ilya IvanovRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsRenders / 3D AnimationAUGmentectureAugmented Reality Platform – AUGmentecture™WindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. The Chekhov APi is hidden in a forest and is not easy to find without having geo-location coordinates. An information pavilion with a terrace is situated at the entrance to the residence and provides shelter from the rain for newly arrived residents and acts as a bus stop between the past and the present, man-made and natural. Next to the pavilion lies the entrance courtyard turned into a Robotic Sculpture Garden by using multiple digital art-objects and installations. The entrance area immerses guests and residents into a special environment of this countryside place.Save this picture!MapThe Science / Creative residence Chekhov APi is located 60 minutes and 60 kilometres from Moscow near the city of Chekhov. An area of 210 hectares accommodates an educational campus (10 ha) and a science-art park which is in the process of construction. First phase of the masterpan were designed by architectural bureau Meganom. Second phase were developed by Askar Ramazanov and Sander Lap (Dutch landscape and urban design studio). The buildings of the educational campus are designed by international architectural bureau Meganom including the – black campus building on cover photo. The Info-pavilion designed by Archiproba Studios and the entrance area with an art-objects done by Askar Ramazanov in collaboration with scientists, media artists and makers.Save this picture!© Ilya IvanovSave this picture!Save this picture!© Ilya IvanovThe information pavilion includes several functions: it is a meeting point and a place to learn about the residence, a summer reception, a place to receive all the necessary information regarding events and the opportunities at the residence, a sports equipment rental, a workshop and a storage, a security checkpoint and living headquarters for staff.Save this picture!AxonometricThe architecture of the info pavilion follows the branding identity of the residence, the main graphic element of which is a digital grid. The architecture of the pavilion seems as if to drape the natural environment with its elements. The plan of the building is built around tree trunks. The black colour contrasts with the leafy surroundings of the environment cutting it with clear geometric forms. The even grid of the 4×4 meters pavilion’s frame overlays on the existing trees and in the places of their absence forms spaces according to the info pavilion’s programme. The info pavilion embodies the openness of the residence to people and to nature. The glass surfaces of the pavilion’s facade are mirrored reflecting the natural environment and incorporating it into the body of architecture. The columns supporting the roof of the pavilion dissolve in the black colour of the facade, while the roof seems to float over the terrace.Save this picture!© Ilya IvanovThe info pavilion is designed as a gadget where details and functional elements can be installed in the course of its use and the development of the residence. One of the pavilion’s walls consists of a metal grid filled with frames with letters which are attached by magnets and can be configured in the desired order. The letters form the facade of the inner garden of the pavilion and also carry the principal message of the residence expressed in four words – Healthier, Wiser, Closier, Happier – which zone the entire territory of Chekhov Api.Save this picture!© Ilya IvanovThe pavilion’s lighting allows changing the appearance of the terrace, both automatically during nightfall and manually by adjusting any light scenarios including movement tracking. Each lamp has four LEDs, two warm and two cold shades so the info pavilion can change not only the brightness but also the shade of colour reflecting from the wooden terrace made from larch.Save this picture!© Ilya IvanovThe terrace of the info pavilion occupies the larger part of the building and is a place to learn about the area with a dedicated art- object called Atlas, situated on the terrace. This art-object acts as navigation source around the science and creative residence and its surroundings, illustrates the topographical and infrastructure development of the area. The Atlas is made of layers of acrylic stone delicately sawed and placed in reliefs emphasizing the landscape’s topography and also demonstrating the possibilities of digital fabrication precision. The metallic ring framing more than 400 hectares of territory in a 1:1000 scale serves as a backlight and completely changes the perception of the art-object at night. The light illuminates the end faces of the stone leaving a shadow on its horizontal relief surfaces making the object an inversion of its daytime appearance. This futuristic view of the Atlas corresponds to the place and residents who come here.Save this picture!© Ilya IvanovThe pavilion forms the facade of the courtyard, the Robotic Sculpture Garden where several robotic sculptures are being installed, with two already in the process of installation – APi Tree and Chekhov Ai. APi Tree is a robotic tree with a height of 8 m and a crown diameter of 6 m. The art-object consists of 62 mirrors of different diameters controlled by microrobots. The APi Tree can watch what’s happening, recognise familiar residents and greet them using cameras installed in its trunk. The system of computerised vision is also capable of recognising human emotions and responding with the movement of mirrors, including extending 30 mirrors to 0.5 meters. The robotic tree is situated at the entrance and acts as a butler welcoming guests and residents. Having recognised a resident, the APi tree can help the person open the entrance gates or register for an event. “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAskar Ramazanov + Archiproba StudiosOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsCultural ArchitectureMuseums & ExhibitResidential ArchitectureHousesProject MeganomChekhovRussiaPublished on December 14, 2017Cite: “Chekhov APi / Askar Ramazanov + Archiproba Studios” 14 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Houses Photographs ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/908788/house-in-ajuda-smg-arquitectos Clipboard CopyHouses, Refurbishment, Houses Interiors•Lisboa, Portugal Photographs: Ivo Tavares StudioEngineering:Licínio Ferreira, Luís Filipe Oliveira AntunesTopography:Luís Guilherme RochaDirection Of Work:Pedro Piedade MiguelSupervision Of The Contruction:Ricardina ValenteWork Safety Coordinator:Sérgio Miguel GodinhoConstruction:Costa & Associados LdaEnergy Certification:Haiane MadeiraAcoustic Testing:Greenplan, LdaArchitect In Charge:Sérgio Miguel GodinhoCity:LisboaCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaLouvers / ShuttersRabel Aluminium SystemsElectric Folding Shading System – Rabel 14000Fiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsText description provided by the architects. It was intended to return the building to the city, with a contemporary design, preserving the architectural elements that compose it, while still maintaining the con figuration of the original roof.Save this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioThe combination with the new elements emerge a renovated building, inclusive and identity of the place where it is located, seeking the accuracy required for the new volume that delimits the Largo da Paz.Save this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioThe building was originally designed to be a commercial space on the ground floor in 1903, has undergone a mutation in mid-century, with the addition of a floor, which may be apparent presently.Now is proposed another floor that will look towards to the river Tagus.Save this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioThe trees that are in the Largo da Paz, it will be projected to see their shadows on the white volume that will de fine with more dignity, harmony and identity of that place.Save this picture!© ITS – Ivo Tavares StudioProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Eco-Friendly Floating Cities of the FutureArchitecture NewsFive Designs for Chicago’s O’Hare Global Terminal go to Public VoteArchitecture News Share 2018 Projects “COPY” Year: Area: 138 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House in Ajuda / SMG Arquitectos Architects: SMG Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeSMG ArquitectosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsLisboaPortugalPublished on January 18, 2019Cite: “House in Ajuda / SMG Arquitectos” [Casa na Ajuda / SMG Arquitectos] 18 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
The World’s 200 Richest Women About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 16 July 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis EuroBusiness magazine has published details of the World’s 200 Richest Women. This is the latest survey of wealthy people, following on from the UK Royal Family and Europe’s wealthiest 400.EuroBusiness’s list of the richest women in the world focuses on women as individual wealth holders, and not on their families’ combined wealth. Topping the list by a long way is Helen Walton, widow of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton, with an estimated personal wealth of ‚€46 billion. Number two on the list is Lilliane Bettencourt with ‚€14.3 billion.According to EuroBusiness’ Wealth Editor Kevin Cahill: “the list shows, with exceptional clarity, how very great wealth is being created and how it is held.” Advertisement Tagged with: Prospect research Recruitment / people 27 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The first Briton on the list is Queen Elizabeth II, with ‚€3.11 billion. To qualify for the list you need to have wealth of ‚€500 million. That’s the wealth of HRH Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece, who closes the list at number 200. Ten percent of list members were listed under the UK heading. While some of the women were octagenarians there were some who were remarkably young: India James, with a wealth of ‚€600 million, is listed as 8 years old!It was reported earlier this week in ThirdSector magazine (13 July 2000, p.5) that another wealthy young woman, 15-year-old Athina Onassis (number 58 on the list), was considering giving her ‚€1.275 billion fortune to charity when she reached 18.Kevin Cahill analysed the list. Six of the top nine women had acquired wealth as first generation heirs of new businesses created by their fathers. Eight of the top 40 women either head their own billion-dollar business or are active directors. Only three of the top 40 have inherited “old money.” Cahill commented that the list shows that “in the modern world, really serious wealth is now seldom more than a generation or two old. The top five women… are together worth around ‚€90 billion. And the companies behind their wealth… are less than three generations old.”The World’s 200 Richest Women is a special report in the August 2000 issue of EuroBusiness magazine.
Tagged with: Digital About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 15 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 February 2007 | News Development charity ActionAid has launched a new community website, MyActionAid.org.uk, offering fundraisers and supporters the chance to publicise their event, collect donations and then blog about their experience.Like online fundraising sites, users will be able to use the site to collect, monitor and invite donations from their friends, families and colleagues.The site aims to exploit the social media or ‘Web 2.0’ trend exemplified by sites such as MySpace and Bebo, so it encourages users to write blogs and upload pictures, swap ideas and discuss their sponsored event with like-minded people. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Supporters can also use the site to access the most up to date resources and fundraising support from ActionAid.Simon Molloy, ActionAid Head of Community Fundraising, said: “We wanted to create an online community that would give every one who raises money for ActionAid the chance to show the world what they’re planning and make it easy for them to raise as much money as possible.” Action Aid launches online community for its volunteer fundraisers
March 23 — This week U.S. president Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro met for the first time since Bolsonaro took office. The two far-right presidents appeared to be good friends while spouting fasU.S.cist talking points like denouncing “gender ideology.”Some members of the U.S. Peace Council solidarity delegation supporting Bolivarian Venezuela, Caracas, March 19The two presidents made the real purpose of their meeting in Washington, D.C., very clear, however, with much of their conversation focused on regime-change efforts in Venezuela. Bolsonaro had even visited the CIA before his meeting with Trump, and Trump mentioned in their joint press conference that he would support Brazil joining NATO, the imperialist military alliance.The last major expansion of NATO was only possible through the 1999 war that fractured Yugoslavia. It seems that imperialism is prepared to start a new war in Latin America, specifically in Venezuela, to carry out another strategic expansion.Trump alone cannot make the decision to add Brazil to NATO, but the U.S. has the biggest economy and military in the alliance. Brazil wouldn’t be the first Latin American country in NATO, since Colombia joined as a “global partner” last year.Colombia has a long history of cooperation with imperialism and is considered one of the most loyal U.S. puppet states. Brazil, however, was until very recently an important ally of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.The 2016 parliamentary coup against Dilma Rousseff and the imprisonment of former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who at the time was running in the 2018 election and projected to easily defeat Bolsonaro, were important steps in imperialism’s plan to isolate and threaten Venezuela.The struggle for a continent’s futureThe list of imperialist operatives running the regime change efforts in Venezuela, including Elliott Abrams, John Bolton and Sen. Marco Rubio, are fully aware of what is at stake. Seizing Venezuela is the first step in conquering what they have called a “troika of tyranny.” The next targets are Cuba and Nicaragua.The conflict is not just between Bolivarian Venezuela, defending its sovereignty and its social base of workers and oppressed, and the specter of the 20th century Venezuela, tightly controlled by a racist oligarchy in the service of U.S. imperialism. The battle in Venezuela is just one part of a broader war for the entire continent of Latin America.Recently, anti-imperialist activists and progressive journalists from the U.S. and Canada returned from a U.S. Peace Council delegation to Venezuela. They visited several community projects and met with social movements.At one point they had a meeting with President Nicolás Maduro, who mentioned that in addition to being a struggle between socialism and capitalism, the current moment was a chapter in a “200-year struggle between Bolívar and Monroe.”James Monroe was the U.S. president from 1817 to 1825. He is only really mentioned in relation to the so-called “Monroe Doctrine,” which was at the time little more than a U.S. desire to replace Europe as the economic ruler of Latin America. It took the U.S. ruling class some decades to make this a reality with the 1898 Spanish-American War. This war ended with the seizure of Puerto Rico as a direct U.S. colony and the creation of “independent” but economically controlled states in Cuba and the Philippines.From there, the U.S. steadily expanded its hegemony over the region until World War II left the European imperialist countries devastated. From that point forward the Monroe Doctrine took on its current form: “Latin America is the backyard of the U.S., whose word is law.”Simón Bolívar (1783-1830), on the other hand, had several political principles unique among the various Latin American independence leaders. Unlike most of the settler colonial elites who rebelled against Spain, Bolívar was interested in more than selling his country of Venezuela to Britain (later replaced by the U.S.). Bolívar’s dream was the “Patria Grande,” the “Grand Homeland,” a Latin American union no longer dependent on imperialist power.Bolívar was also unique for opposing slavery, despite being from a relatively privileged class in a country that relied on slave labor. Early on in his military campaign he abolished slavery after receiving troops and equipment from the Haitian revolutionaries, the original independence movement in the hemisphere.It’s no accident that the Venezuelans have chosen the term “Bolivarian” to describe their revolutionary process. Bolívar’s ideals pervade every aspect of the revolution, from basing itself in the poorest and most oppressed sectors of society to the grand vision of Latin American unity.The Lima Group, Monroe’s lap dogsAfter so many centuries of European and later U.S. domination, the peoples of Latin America are fighters, and relentless ones at that. That’s why the U.S. has to resort to dirty wars, economic blockades, sabotage and all the other forms of attack they have used against Venezuela. But they have also used their influence in the region to gather their right-wing puppets into the Lima Group to attack defiant countries in the region.If the conflict on a regional scale is between Monroe and Bolívar, members of the Lima Group are Monroe’s lap dogs. These are right-wing governments completely domesticated by imperialism. While they join together to threaten Venezuela on one hand, on the other they violently repress their own peoples to ensure profits for North American corporations.The two Central American countries in the Lima Group, Guatemala and Honduras, are experiencing massive emigration as a result of right-wing policy. In Guatemala, the right wing was put in power through a coup d’état in 1954 and a subsequent civil war. In Honduras the coup d’état was more recent, in 2009.In both these countries transnational corporations routinely conspire with the state to assassinate Indigenous and campesino leaders like Berta Cáceres in Honduras. Mining companies and large infrastructure projects steal land from Indigenous peoples and destroy the environment. Most people work seasonally on large plantations, harvesting export crops for poverty wages.In Brazil, Bolsonaro’s racist, anti-LGBTQ and pro-military dictatorship politics have opened the door for all kinds of repression and against the land rights of Indigenous peoples in the Amazon. His economic plans are the same as those of the rest of the Latin American right wing: privatization and unchecked neoliberalism. In essence, the state exists only to advance the interests of the transnational corporations and to repress workers and Indigenous peoples.Colombia has been controlled by imperialist puppets for so long that it is on the verge of collapse. Government corruption is rampant, most elections have been thinly disguised fixes and paramilitaries control large portions of the rural provinces. This week, the Colombian army opened fire on Indigenous protesters in the Cauca region. The city of Cúcuta, on the Venezuelan border, had been crafted into a hotbed for covert activity against Venezuela. With the border, along with currency exchange houses, closed, Cúcuta’s economy has begun to collapse.Social movements risingIn every one of these countries, as well as other Lima Group members like Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Argentina, there are growing social movements rising up against the repression and suffering imposed by imperialism. Some of these groups also understand the continental scale of the fight and have mobilized in support of Bolivarian Venezuela.Every day the battle lines become clearer and the social movements of the Americas take their position. When the struggle between imperialism and the popular masses is as sharp and as widespread as it has now become, there are only two paths left: a return to the brutal military dictatorships of the 20th century or the liberation of the entire American continent, just as Bolívar once hoped.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
2020-03-17 Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Home / Daily Dose / Mortgage Servicing in an Election Year Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Print This Post Editor’s note: This feature originally appeared in the March issue of DS NewsAt Equifax, Jennifer Henry is responsible for pricing, product management, product marketing, campaign management, and mergers and acquisitions. Henry brings more than 20 years of experience to her position at Equifax, including operations, technology, marketing, sales, product management, and mortgage loan quality and loan origination services.Henry recently spoke with DS News about the changes facing the mortgage industry, staying nimble amidst unexpected industry shifts, what impact housing could have on the November elections, and more.What are the trends currently defining the housing market, and do you see them changing in the year ahead?What we’re seeing a lot is the maturity down the digital mortgage journey and a focus on looking to drive a better consumer experience by streamlining the process through technology and data-enabled solutions. The big wins are evident even amidst last year’s refinancing frenzy. We’ve been able to, as an industry, keep the consumer at the center of the process and work to both drive efficiencies and provide a better customer experience.There’s a lot of opportunity for re-imagining those processes and bringing the consumer into the center of that world by enabling self-serve tools for homeowners, as well as borrower-centric technologies and data access. Also, standardizing the servicing data feed allows the industry to pull in other data sources in order to make better decisions. This can help servicers and those working in the portfolio management space.Typically in an election year, the rates generally hold fairly steady. Some trends that we do typically see in an election year are that housing prices do not increase as steadily as they do in other years. There’s just a lot of uncertainty about what’s going to happen in the market. This year will be super interesting because the presidential candidates are talking a lot about housing reform and GSE reform. Can we give people rental credits if their rent is more than 30% of their income? That’s the type of thing candidates are running on.With the industry landscape continuing to offer up surprises like last year’s refi boom, how can servicing companies and other stakeholders best manage shifts in the marketplace?Make sure that you not only make the right investments—the technology and the data—but that you are also thinking through how your operations need to support those technology and data assets that you’ve enabled. When you’re looking at either digital mortgage strategy or a traditional mortgage strategy, ensuring that operations are maximized and optimized is critical. That’s one of the bigger challenges, as many organizations think, “I’m going to plug in these technology and data assets,” but they don’t change anything on the operational side. As such, they’re not getting the maximum efficiencies that are available. Working to deploy new technologies in the most efficient helps ensure you have the ability to manage the spikes and volume changes because your operations are streamlined and you’re taking the most advantage of the data and the technology that’s available to you.How is data changing the marketing aspects of the mortgage industry?The marketing side is interesting right now because interest rates remain low. There’s not as much marketing required because the volume continues coming in.Data standardization is important in that space as you pull data into a system—credit data, employment data, and other data assets. We are seeing people monitoring triggers more often and also looking at propensity models. “What is the propensity for this person based upon other third-party data?” Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: GSEs Release Secondary Market Updates Next: Biden Continues Presidential Primary Lead Mortgage Servicing in an Election Year Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Print Features The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles March 17, 2020 1,476 Views
(Glendale Police Department) Richard Smallets in a police booking photo.(GLENDALE, Calif.) — A California man who purposefully set a homeless man on fire and took pictures of the incident while it was happening has been charged with attempted murder and had his bail set at $1 million.Glendale police officers responded to a report of a small fire on a sidewalk on the morning of Sept. 12 at 1:22 a.m., according to a statement released by the Glendale Police Department on Facebook.The Glendale Fire Department quickly arrived on scene and were able to extinguish the fire but it was during the course of the investigation that the authorities realized the case was much more disturbing.The Glendale Police Department discovered that a homeless man had been sleeping under the cardboard boxes that were on fire and he was fortunate enough to be awakened by the odor of smoke on top of him.Later that day Glendale detectives went to a nearby business to retrieve security camera footage of the fire and that is when they saw a 32-year-old man, who would later be identified as Richard Smallets, lighting the cardboard on fire while the man slept and then taking pictures of the carnage while the man tried to extinguish the blaze on him with bottled water.Smallets was apprehended a short time later and questioned by police before being placed under arrest and charged with attempted murder.The motive behind the crime is unknown and Smallets currently remains in custody on $1 million bail.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.