Is Lindsey Vonn Single? Here’s What She Said!

Lindsey Vonn is currently getting ready to take the ski slopes in what she said is “likely” her final downhill ski competition at the 2018 Olympics.

A few weeks ago, Lindsey tweeted, “I’m single because I only have eyes for the Olympics❤️ #whyimsingle #onetrackmind …also, where’s my pep talk coach?” in response to Jimmy Fallon asking fans to “Tweet out a funny or embarrassing reason why you’re single and tag it with #WhyImSingle.”

Back in November, Lindsey split with her boyfriend of one year, Kenan Smith.

She’s also been linked to actor Alexander Ludwig and split from her longtime boyfriend Tiger Woods in 2015.

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Feb. 19: Be The Match marrow registry

Danny Feltwell (right) joins Detective Bill Wentz on the sidelines at a UD football game.
UD Police Department to host marrow registry event inspired by Newark boy battling cancer

The University of Delaware Police Department will host a “Be The Match” marrow registry event on Feb. 19 two locations — the STAR Health Sciences Complex (540 S College Avenue, Newark, DE 19713) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Perkins Student Center (325 Academy St, Newark, DE 19716) from 12 to 4 p.m. No advance registration is required.

Be The Match runs the United States registry of volunteer stem cell/marrow donors. Marrow transplants are a cure for more than 80 diseases including leukemia, lymphoma, and autoimmune and genetic disorders such as sickle cell disease. Be The Match notes that 70 percent of patients will not have a fully matched donor in their family and will rely on the registry to find a life-saving donor.

The inspiration behind the effort is Danny Feltwell, a Newark-area boy battling T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma — a rare and very aggressive non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Danny became close with UD Detective Bill Wentz after getting to know him at UD football games. The Delaware native has undergone treatment off and on since 2012. He’s currently in Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children receiving chemotherapy. Wentz has personally rallied local support for Danny and the Feltwell family, and is the driving force behind the Feb. 19 event.

“It is my hope and Danny’s wish that many people come out to take part in this event. Danny and his family want to help everyone affected by cancer,” said Wentz. “Participating in this event can truly make a difference. Not only is there a chance to save Danny, but there is an opportunity to save many other lives.”

Joining the registry

The event is open and free to the UD students, UD employees and the general public ages 18 to 44 who are willing to donate to any patient in need (not just Danny) and meet the medical guidelines. There is no charge for those 18- to 44-year-old to join because Be The Match covers the cost. Individuals ages 45 to 60 are unable to register in person at the event; however, they may join online via a code set up in Danny’s honor. A registration fee of $100 is required to cover the cost of the testing. Be The Match focuses its funding on the 18 to 44 age group because 98 percent of donor matches come from that group.

The process of joining the registry takes 15 minutes and includes paperwork and a painless cheek swab — no needles or blood. Potential donors are listed on the Be The Match Registry until the age of 61. It is voluntary and a person can remove their name at any time.

One in 430 people will go on to donate to a patient in need. Donors never pay to donate; all costs are covered. If you’d like to register, but are unable to attend the registration event, please register via Danny’s link. A swab kit will be mailed to you in a prepaid return envelope.

Donor myths and truths

“Myths regarding the donation process prevent many people from joining in the first place,” said Aimee Haskew, Be The Match Community Engagement Representative, Mid-Atlantic Region. “Many people believe the myths perpetuated by TV and movies that donating is incredibly painful with a long recovery time.”

In truth, most donors donate blood stem cells in a procedure similar to a platelet or plasma donation. Marrow donation is still done about 20 percent of the time, but is completed with the donor under general anesthesia. Most donors are back to school or work within a day or two of donating.

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Amazon picks 20 finalists for its second headquarters

These are the bids Amazon didn’t choose for HQ2
Amazon has released a "short" list of cities it’s considering for its second headquarters.

The 20 potential cities are Atlanta; Austin; Boston; Chicago; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas; Denver; Indianapolis; Los Angeles; Miami; Montgomery County, Maryland; Nashville; Newark; New York City; Northern Virginia; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Raleigh; Toronto and Washington, D.C.

Last year, Amazon (AMZN) received bids from 238 cities and regions from across 54 states, provinces, districts and territories across North America. The company said it would make a decision in 2018.

Called HQ2, the new facility will cost at least $5 billion to construct and operate, and will create as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs.

"Getting from 238 to 20 was very tough – all the proposals showed tremendous enthusiasm and creativity," Holly Sullivan of Amazon Public Policy said in a statement. "Through this process we learned about many new communities across North America that we will consider as locations for future infrastructure investment and job creation."

Amazon said Thursday that it evaluated each of the bids based on the criteria it previously outlined, such as proximity to a major airport, ability to attract tech talent and a suburban or urban area with more than 1 million people.

In the coming months, the company said, it will work with each of the locations to "dive deeper" into their proposals, obtain more information and evaluate how the city could accommodate Amazon’s hiring plans and benefit its workers and the local community.

Toronto, a growing tech hub, was the only city outside the U.S. on the list. Toronto recently announced a partnership with Sidewalk Labs, an urban innovation company owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, to build a futuristic neighborhood. (The neighborhood’s transportation will be prioritized around walking, cycling and shared electric vehicles, and there will be a greater effort around reducing pollution, commute times and improving the weather.)

Colin Sebastian, an analyst at investment bank Baird, said he is surprised that cities without major airport hubs — such as Columbus and Nashville — are on the list, considering that was one of Amazon’s main asks.

"Otherwise, there are not too many surprises here," he told CNN Tech. "However, I’m a bit surprised Houston, Detroit and Minneapolis are not on the list. Their proposals may have simply fallen short."

Some cities which were considered top contenders made the list. Atlanta was the number one pick of gambling site Paddy Power and Sperling’s BestPlaces. Moody’s listed Atlanta second behind Austin, Texas. Experts say Atlanta’s cost of living, talent pool and access to the world’s busiest airport make it an attractive option. But one major downside is traffic congestion.

Austin, which is also home to Amazon-owned Whole Foods, is also a solid contender. The city already has a booming tech sector and giants like Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft have offices there. Meanwhile, there are 425,000 college students in the region, according to the Austin Chamber of Commerce, which would give Amazon a strong base for recruiting new employees.

Three locations in the Washington D.C. metro area made the list. Real estate group CBRE previously ranked Washington D.C. among the top five cities in the U.S. with tech talent. In addition, an Amazon headquarters near the federal government could give it a chance to build better connection with national leaders.

Most cities have stayed quiet about the tax breaks they’re offering, but Newark and the state of New Jersey are collectively offering tax incentives of up to $7 billion.

Los Angeles was the only West Coast city that made the list. Considering Amazon’s headquarters is located not too far away in Seattle, the move to focus elsewhere was expected.

Some cities that didn’t make the cut made splashy attempts to attract the company’s attention. Tucson, Arizona sent a giant cactus to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, and Kansas City Mayor Sly James gave five-star reviews to 1,000 random items on Amazon’s website — tying the city’s strengths into each post.

Stonecrest, Georgia, which offered to de-annex some of its land and rename it the city of Amazon, is still in the running as part of Atlanta’s efforts.

Amazon has said the second headquarters would be a "full equal" to its Seattle campus. The tech giant estimates its investments in Seattle from 2010 through 2016 resulted in an extra $38 billion to the city’s economy.

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Can The Guy Who Helped Waste Millions In Newark Help Save NYC Public Housing?

Approximately 400,000 people live in NYC’s public housing system, struggling to make their homes in crime-ridden developments with often squalid conditions. The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) needs billions just to maintain its already poor conditions. So why is NYCHA’s new Vice President of Development a guy who was involved with wasting millions of tax dollars on a boondoggle in Newark, New Jersey?

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Do you need to find information on houses in Newark? If you are moving there because of a job, or if you simply want to retire in New Jersey, this is a great city to choose. It is a nice location, located on the East Coast, were many people enjoy living. It is one of the most populous cities in the United States, and is certainly the most populated of all of the cities in the state. Located in Essex County, located west of lower Manhattan, you really couldn’t choose a better place to be. To find housing in Newark that you might want to consider purchasing, these tips can show you how to get this information.

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