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ESG Links: Allocating with Purpose

Due to client demand, Ritholtz Wealth Management has created an ESG version of our classic asset allocation models, known as the Portland Portfolio. Research shows that high net worth families are increasingly interested in directing their investable assets toward companies with good records on Environmental, Social and Governance issues. Please enjoy the below reads, curated by our in-house ESG expert, Joey Fishman....
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ESG Links: Allocating with Purpose

Due to client demand, Ritholtz Wealth Management has created an ESG version of our classic asset allocation models, known as the Portland Portfolio. Research shows that high net worth families are increasingly interested in directing their investable assets toward companies with good records on Environmental, Social and Governance issues. Please enjoy the below reads, curated by our in-house ESG expert, Joey Fishman....
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Adventures In Abandoned Places: Capturing Chernobyl With Your Camera

We spoke to New Zealand blogger Ben Kepka about his recent trip to Chernobyl.
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Mediate Management Company Boston Superb Five Star Review by Candys H.

http://www.mediatemanagement.com/ (617) 316-3300 Mediate Management Company Boston reviews 5 Star Review The Mediate Management team are incredible people to work with. Mediate Management Company 4 Bunker Hill Industrial Park Boston MA 02129-1621
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'Sad Dogs Outside Shops' Facebook page is a must-follow for pupper lovers

There's something really endearing about sad-looking dogs waiting for their owner outside a shop.

There they are. Tied up and waiting for their owners to return, while you contemplate patting them to help them with their separation anxiety.

SEE ALSO: Happy pups take owner for a joyous snowboarding ride in a winter wonderland

Now there's an Instagram and Facebook page called "Sad Dogs Outside Shops," dedicated to pictures of these pooches. 

The account was started by an Irish guy living in Australia named Andy. He's been putting up pictures of sad dogs online for a few years now.

"One thing I noticed when I moved over was the amount of dogs tied up at shops! I've always loved dogs and liked to pet them to cheer them up a bit so when I saw them and I thought other people would get a kick out of seeing them online too," he told Mashable via Messenger.  Read more...

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Floyd Mayweather to Dana White: 'You're a F***ing Comedian' (VIDEO)

Floyd Mayweather is shooting down Dana White's $25 MILLION offer to fight Conor McGregor … saying simply, “You're a f**king comedian!” Earlier Friday, White appeared on 'The Herd' on FS1 and made the official offer for the fight - $25 mil each…


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Investigating How Reasonable Accommodation Requests Are

Condo associations deal with a variety of requests from their residents on a daily basis. In most cases, the association can easily decide whether or not to grant the request based on the cost, feasibility and necessity when it comes to onsite property management. However, when requests made by residents involve accommodations for a disability, the situation becomes more complicated.

The Federal Fair Housing Act

Under the Federal Fair Housing Act, disabled individuals are entitled to an equal opportunity to enjoy their homes. The act requires condo boards and other housing providers to grant reasonable accommodation requests made by handicapped residents. In addition, the act also requires condo boards to respond to requests made for accommodations in a timely manner.

The Federal Fair Housing Act defines “reasonable accommodations” that permit handicapped residents to enjoy their homes without causing extreme administrative or financial burdens to the condo association. Because there are no hard and fast rules for determining whether a resident's request is reasonable, condo associations must consider each request on an individual basis.

Before a condo association is legally required to consider a request, the requester must show the board that he has a disability or impairment, such as blindness or the inability to walk, that makes the accommodation necessary. If the requester is able to demonstrate this need, the board must consider accommodating it. When considering the request, the board should factor in the cost, amount of work required and any alternative accommodations that could be pursued. If the board chooses to deny the request, it must be able to show clear evidence that making the accommodation would be too difficult or expensive for the board to handle. Otherwise, a court may force the board to comply with the resident's request.

Assessing Questionable Requests

Many requests, such as the request for a wheelchair ramp, are obviously reasonable. In cases such as this where the disability is apparent, condo boards are not permitted to request further information and must comply with the request if at all possible.

However, the appropriate response to some requests, such as the request for an emotional support animal in the home, isn't always clear. When requests are questionable, the Federal Fair Housing Act allows condo boards to request more information from the resident in question, such as documentation from a doctor that supports the need for accommodation.

Avoiding Problems

Regardless of the nature of a resident's request, condo boards should proceed with caution. Discrimination lawsuits can be very expensive, especially if the court finds in favor of the resident. Outright rejection of requests almost always results in a lawsuit, so condo boards should follow an established procedure for assessing each request presented. Procedures should include a formal review of the request, its necessity and its feasibility. Before denying any request, condo associations should consult with a qualified attorney who has experience in the industry, and they should draft a written response to the resident that details the reasons for the denial.

The post Investigating How Reasonable Accommodation Requests Are appeared first on Mediate Management Company.

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5 Suggestions for Leading An Intergenerational Workforce

As more people continue working past “retirement age” and businesses are disrupted at war speed by young entrepreneurs, the workforce is becoming a multi-generational minefield. But it doesn't have to hard to navigate.
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Facebook can now give you a 'guided tour' of 360-videos

Facebook is making its 360-degree videos more immersive and easier to navigate.

The social network introduced a new "guide" feature that allows users to highlight specific portions of the video before posting it. The feature launched alongside a bigger update to Facebook's publisher tools, which included a set of new features that allow page owners to see more detailed stats around how their readers are interacting with their video content.

SEE ALSO: Facebook to publishers: Stop posting clickbait

The new guide feature for 360-degree videos, which you can see in action in the video below, is meant to make it easier for people viewing the clips to find the most interesting parts. Unlike viewing in a 360-degree video in a headset, watching the spherical clips on the web may be less intuitive for users.  Read more...

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ESPN's 'multi-sport' streaming service is coming

LOS ANGELES - Disney is breaking into the subscription streaming service world with the launch of an ESPN-branded "multi-sport” offering.

To help push out the service, Disney confirmed Tuesday it has purchased of 33 percent of Major League Baseball's streaming technology business BAMTech for $1 billion. Reports of the investment first surfaced in June.

"Our investment in BAMTech gives us the technology infrastructure we need to quickly scale and monetize our streaming capabilities at ESPN and across our company," Disney CEO Bob Iger said in a statement. "We look forward to working closely with BAMTech as we explore new ways to deliver the unmatched content of The Walt Disney Company across a variety of platforms." Read more...

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Learn How To Capture Cracking Castle Shots

Heading off to photograph one of the many castles in the UK? Have a look at our tips first.
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Panoramas With And Without A Panoramic Head

How to shoot panoramics hand-held and with the help of a panoramic head.
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Bill Gates and Neal Stephenson drive into the future in a Tesla in VR

Science fiction meets technology in the very best way in this short three-minute video posted by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates earlier this week

SEE ALSO: This is a video of our future, and it's scary as hell

In the video, Gates takes off his tech icon hat and becomes a fan as he meets up with famed science fiction author Neal Stephenson to talk about the latter's latest novel Seveneves

As we mentioned earlier this week, the book is on Gates' summer reading list this year. On his website, Gates gives a brief review of the book, writing, “Seveneves reminded me of all the things I love about science fiction. It is a great novel to get lost in, learn from, and think about. More than anything else, it has me thinking I should get back to reading sci-fi again.” Read more…

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5 Reasons Why American Giant Is The New Levi Strauss: Back To Basics On American Basics

5 Reasons Why American Giant is the New Levi Strauss: Bringing American Basics on American Basics
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Barack Obama Playing A Round of Retirement Golf (VIDEO)

Barack Obama is settling into retirement quite nicely ... with a round of 18 holes. Obama hit up billionaire Larry Ellison's private course at Porcupine Creek Ranch in Rancho Mirage Saturday with a few friends and secret service in tow. You can see…

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The Galaxy S8's digital assistant may be more powerful than we thought

It's looking increasingly likely that Samsung's upcoming AI-powered digital assistant will be more than capable of giving Siri a run for its money. 

Samsung's Bixby, the assistant reportedly set to debut with the Galaxy S8, will be able to search for items based on what you point the camera at. 

SEE ALSO: Hey, Siri: How'd you and every other digital assistant get its name?

You'll be able to access the feature with a dedicated "Bixby" button on the phone, according to Sam Mobile. 

You may be wondering why you would need such a feature, but Bixby's image recognition capabilities will reportedly have a few different applications. Pointing the camera at an object could direct you to online retailers where you could buy the item. (Bixby will also reportedly be closely tied to Samsung Pay to facilitate mobile payments.) Read more...

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Property Management Services Boston

Considering a excellent building management company? Then get in touch with Mediate in Boston
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​Maintaining Prospective Property with Home Management

​Looking for Property Manager in Boston to serve you in your residential or commercial property needs? Enjoy the article and give Mediate Management a call at the link. Each building that is had by a person has a different collection of job summaries that are included in it. If you recognize with real estate, you are also possibly aware of the duties that are connected to the homes that you are on. One of the crucial job summaries for certain residential or commercial properties remains in property administration.

The significant component of the residential or commercial property supervisors' work summary is to preserve the home that you are on. If there are problems with the property, it is up to the home manager to make sure that whatever the problem is can be fixed.

​The home managers likewise act as a web link between those who are renting, renting or functioning to having a property as well as telling the proprietor just what the trouble is. If there are maintenance issues or repayment problems, it depends on building administration to make sure that the issue is dealt with. Some home supervisors could additionally have the duty of giving accounting maintenance in regard to the payments that are being made. The home manager offers a degree of safety and security that is supplied to both proprietors of a home along with to those who are renting out or leasing the location. By having a residential property supervisor in position, it guarantees that there will be specific degrees of maintenance in the structure that is being rented out in addition to permit continuity in one who is renting out or renting a location.


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Device will turn your fruit into cider that will get you drunk

Wasting food is a terrible feeling. But thanks to Alchema, you can turn your leftover fruit into tasty, alcoholic beverages. 

The countertop smart device allows you to choose from a variety of different recipes from its smartphone app to make mead, cider and even wine. Simply add the ingredients, wait for it all to ferment, pop it in the fridge to settle and enjoy. 

The app allows you to monitor your cider's progress through its temperature or pressure and also lets you tailor the drink's alcohol content or sweetness to your liking. The Alchema is connected via Wi-Fi, so you can check on your batch of adult juice when you're out of the house. And if something goes wrong (e.g. spoilage due to the temperature getting too high), the app will alert you so you can make the proper changes. Read more...

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This would be not good

Among the nightmare scenarios that could knock this market off its bull course and do some real damage would be the forced deleveraging of the “risk parity” funds that have grown to comprise hundreds of billions of dollars of institutional money. As an overgeneralization, risk parity funds seek to target specific levels of volatility and create a sort of “all-weather” strategy where bonds are leve...
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Facebook can now give you a 'guided tour' of 360-videos

Facebook is making its 360-degree videos more immersive and easier to navigate.

The social network introduced a new "guide" feature that allows users to highlight specific portions of the video before posting it. The feature launched alongside a bigger update to Facebook's publisher tools, which included a set of new features that allow page owners to see more detailed stats around how their readers are interacting with their video content.

SEE ALSO: Facebook to publishers: Stop posting clickbait

The new guide feature for 360-degree videos, which you can see in action in the video below, is meant to make it easier for people viewing the clips to find the most interesting parts. Unlike viewing in a 360-degree video in a headset, watching the spherical clips on the web may be less intuitive for users.  Read more...

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Rihanna in Nice During Terror Attack (PHOTO)

Rihanna was in Nice -- preparing for a concert -- when a terrorist shot and drove over more than 70 people ... TMZ has learned. Rihanna is scheduled to perform in the French city on Friday night, but that's all up in the air in the wake of…

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Prince Adopted Me and Left Me $7 Million!

Two new potential Prince heirs are stepping forward to get a piece of the pie  - and at least one of them isn't even a blood relation … TMZ has learned. According to docs filed in probate court, and obtained by TMZ, Norman Yates Carthens…


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Feelings are unavoidable while watching these wolf pups play

These precious little wolf pups step out of their den to bring the world more happiness and joy. Try not to squeal too loudly as you watch these 1-month-old wolf pups play. Read more...

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