• How Zoning Laws Are Holding Back America’s Cities
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    How Zoning Laws Are Holding Back America’s Cities

    – [Narrator] Think of a great street in your city. Older buildings with shops and restaurants on the ground level and apartments and offices above. Lots of people walking around, meeting with friends, and bumping into strangers. A great street is a destination in its own right. Yet in most cities, streets like these have become outdated. – Jump – [Narrator] You’ll need a car to get to where you’re going. Once you pick up on it, you can realize how a city’s design can really change your life and how it influences everything from a city’s vitality, to housing costs, even crime. But how did we get to a…

  • Work Session – Norfolk City Council 1/14/20
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    Work Session – Norfolk City Council 1/14/20

    Dr Philo good evening mayor vice mayor members of council welcome this evening we’ve got a pretty full agenda so I’m going to hop right in to begin with we’ve got four quick pop ups we want to bring your attention move in after that to a presentation by Craig Patrick he’s gonna provide us with an overview of the Community Development Block Grant otherwise known as the CDBG program how the city’s been using it first of all an overview of what the program is how the city has been using it and some of the future funding priorities we have for those funds following on that will be…

  • Enforcing Sharia in Raqqa: The Islamic State
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    Enforcing Sharia in Raqqa: The Islamic State

    After taking control of the Syrian city of Raqqa, In March of 2013. The Islamic State or IS A group formally known as ISIS Has also taken over the role of governing every aspect of daily life. Under the strict interpretations of Sharia. These Islamic laws cover everything from High crimes, to civil disagreements to economics, and even personal behavior. Such as, diet, prayer and public appearance. Now what was once a very Westernized city. Is patrolled 24 hours a day by armed men known as the Hisbah. That travel throughout the city enforcing their mandate.

  • Advocate for social justice, freedom of movement and children’s rights #351 Ilona
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    Advocate for social justice, freedom of movement and children’s rights #351 Ilona

    I worked for a comms agency that’s worked with the European Delegation as Slovenia was preparing to join the EU. We had a referendum of our own and it was the vast majority of people, I think about 89%, voted to join the EU. And so I really grew to believe in the dream of why Europe had been set up, or the European Union had come about as a way of integrating countries. I came to London originally to study, I did Social Psychology, and I was interested in a career in a social justice organisation, particularly working with children and young people. We’re doing a lot at the…

  • Duluth Passes Ordinance Banning Conversion Therapy
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    Duluth Passes Ordinance Banning Conversion Therapy

    HOW FAMILIES CAN COPE WITH LOSING SOMEONE DUE TO THIS CAUSE.>>DENNIS: LGBTQ ADVOCATES IN MINNESOTA ARE CHEERING AFTER THE CITY OF DULUTH PASSED AN ORDINANCE BANNING CONVERSION THERAPY. THEY RALLIED AHEAD OF THE CITY COUNCIL VOTE MONDAY NIGHT. ALL 8 COUNCIL MEMBERS VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE BAN. CONVERSION THERAPY IS THE PRACTICE OF TRYING TO CHANGE SOMEONE’S SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AND NOW SUPPORTERS SAY DULUTH CAN SET A STANDARD FOR THE WHOLE STATE.>>THERE ARE YOUTH IN OUR COMMUNITY WHO ARE QUESTIONING THEIR SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY RIGHT NOW, AND WE CANNOT CONTROL THE MESSAGES THEY HEAR IN THEIR OWN HOME, BUT WE CAN CONTROL WHAT OUR CITY TELLS THEM…

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    Bridge Drop onto Truck: Behind the Scenes of Wibmer’s Law | Part 1

    Hey everyone, what’s up? Welcome to Wibmer´s Law! Let’s go You wouldn’t believe the things that happened over the past year! We finished filming for Wibmer´s Law I got to say, this has to be one of the biggest projects of me yet – right after Fabiolous Escape 2 It was super refreshing to film a video part which really pushed my limits again We’ve been filming for almost a year now – simply awesome! Just a few words about the story behind the film probably everyone knows these kind of every day situations people are stressed out and super busy everything just happens in a rush and just needs…

  • A Prefeitura de Niterói inovou em seu processo seletivo | Programa Trainee de Gestão Pública
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    A Prefeitura de Niterói inovou em seu processo seletivo | Programa Trainee de Gestão Pública

    Giovanna Victer, Secretary of Planning and Management at the Niterói City Hall: Since 2013, the Government of the City of Niteroi has shaped its management and processes to focus on a longer-term strategy. This involved new goals, new KPIs and a greater participation from the public. Bringing the Vetor fellows aboard was a great way to breathe new life into the City Government for the second term of the administration. “Let’s bring talent from the outside – talent that can help us reflect and be critical of our own work”. We discovered Vetor as we started to wonder how to bring young talent to our public management ranks. Vetor has…

  • Alexandria | Advocate for Environmental Justice | Environmental Policy and Sustainability
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    Alexandria | Advocate for Environmental Justice | Environmental Policy and Sustainability

    One big lesson from The New School was to challenge everything. By challenging traditional models of thinking, that type of environment really allowed me to learn from others, to trust myself, and to really imagine new ways to do things. I’m Alexandria McBride and I’m the director of environment and sustainability at ITI. ITI stands for Information Technology Industry Council and we’re a global tech trade association based in Washington, DC. I work with technology companies and try to figure out ways that we can work with governments to come up with policies that work. Policies that help the environment but also policies that make our companies continue to innovate.…

  • Some of my hardest Crashes! Behind the Scenes of Wibmer’s Law |Part 2
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    Some of my hardest Crashes! Behind the Scenes of Wibmer’s Law |Part 2

    Hey guys, what’s up? Welcome to Wibmer´s Law! Let´s go! That one was super clean…after 3 hours but it didn’t record anything since the camera broke down Fabio i don´t want to rush but… Hey guys – welcome to the ultimate gap! Well this is pretty much a perfect setup But this one tests my limits quite a bit I guess The plan is to jump from this point down to this rail and then drop in on the other side So this should better work out as planned Jumping or falling from this point wouldn’t be any good for sure I´m feeling good though so let’s roll out the…