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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's...

MSNBC: Politics - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 10:50am

Have career diplomats actually been told not to make eye contact with the Secretary of State?

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Trump should do everything he can to clear his name on Russia

CNN: Top Stories - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 10:39am
Forget all the investigations and the hacked email. Russian President Vladimir Putin was asked if Russia interfered in the US election. "Read my lips," he answered, "No." Putin said all the accusations, including the conclusion by 17 US intelligence agencies that Russia worked to help Donald Trump win, are "fictional, illusory, provocations and lies."
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3 reasons not to buy a house this year

CNN: Top Stories - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 10:34am
With interest rates likely heading up, many would-be homebuyers are rushing to lock in mortgages before borrowing gets even more expensive. While snagging a lower interest rate will make your monthly payments more affordable and save you money in the long run, buying a home right now may not be the best move.
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3 reasons not to buy a house this year

CNN: Business - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 10:34am
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Here's How Slow Breathing Can Calm You Down

MSNBC: Health - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 10:20am
Your mom was right. Slow, even breathing can calm you down. Now scientists know why.
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'Livid' Mother Wants to Collaborate With TSA

MSNBC: U.S. news - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 10:19am
The TSA has reached out to the mother of a 13-year-old Texas boy after a video of his TSA pat-down went viral.
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'Livid' Mother Wants to Collaborate With TSA

MSNBC: Top Stories - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 10:19am
The TSA has reached out to the mother of a 13-year-old Texas boy after a video of his TSA pat-down went viral.
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White House wants Congress to dig deeper on snooping after Obama official comments

FOX News: Politics - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 10:18am
The White House is asking Congress to dig deeper into whether communications of Trump associates were improperly picked up and disseminated during surveillance operations, after an ex-Obama administration official suggested her former colleagues tried to gather such material.
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Virginia gubernatorial candidate spent campaign money on tickets to inaugural ball for wife and friends

CNN: Politics - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 10:10am
Virginia gubernatorial candidate Corey Stewart spent $1200 of money raised by his campaign to purchase tickets to a black-tie ball held for President Donald Trump's inauguration.
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Chaffetz explains his indifference towards Tr

MSNBC: Politics - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 10:09am

To hear House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) tell it, Trump is rich, so there's no need to worry about him being corrupt.

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Meet the altar boy who fought for ISIS

CNN: Top Stories - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 10:09am
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NBA player arrested on suspicion of DUI

CNN: Top Stories - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 10:09am
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U.K. tinkers with recipe for new plastic cash

CNN: Business - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 10:08am
The Bank of England is changing the recipe for its currency.
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Analysis: Trump is an international pariah on climate change

CNN: World - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 10:08am
Earth is warming. Pollution is causing it.
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She was the perfect hero. Until her own words got in the way.

CNN: U.S. - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 10:00am
Behind the double-mastectomy scars that run across her bare chest, she had a story to tell.
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She was the perfect hero. Until her own words got in the way.

CNN: Top Stories - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 10:00am
Behind the double-mastectomy scars that run across her bare chest, she had a story to tell.
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Free Friday

UVa-Wise Calendar - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 10:00am

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Quesenberry’s wins award for library project

UVa-Wise News - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 10:19pm

Quesenberry’s Construction, a general contractor and construction manager in Big Stone Gap, VA, has received the 2016 Project of the Year Award from the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of TN Tri-Cities Branch. The Division II award, for projects of $5 million construction costs and up, was presented at an awards banquet on March 28 in Johnson City, TN. The company received the award for the new library at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, located in Wise, VA. Cannon Design, the lead architect on the project, received the 2016 Architect of the Project of the Year award.

The AGC awards are given to companies who have earned the respect of their peers for their skills, professionalism, and integrity. Quesenberry’s Construction also won the AGC branch’s project of the year award in 2015.

“Quesenberry’s Construction is honored to receive the AGC Tri-Cities Branch 2016 Project of the Year award,” said President Abran Quesenberry, PE. “It was our privilege to serve as construction manager for the UVa-Wise Library. The design and construction team, our skilled employees, and the subcontractors and suppliers worked collaboratively to build the best product possible for the university. This prestigious award is a testament to everyone’s hard work and we thank the AGC for the recognition of our team’s efforts.”

The new six-story, 66,000 square foot UVa-Wise Library is poised on a steep embankment at the intersection of the academic and residential precincts. Besides abundant shelving for 300,000 volumes, the building includes group learning areas, multi-media space, lounge seating, a café and a tiered outdoor seating area. The library also provides critical 24 hour ADA compliant access between the upper and lower portions of campus.

Key challenges included the verticality of the site and the need for a delegated design earth retention system. Vice President and Project Manager Spencer Quesenberry, PE, noted “The retention system allowed for the excavation and installation of the foundations 73’ below adjacent grade, while being located was less than 25’ from a neighboring building on the busy campus.”

As construction manager, Quesenberry’s Construction’s contract for the library was $27.5 million.
The design team included:
Architecture & Structural Design: Cannon Design, Arlington, VA Office
Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP): Thompson & Litton, Wise, VA
Landscape Design: Hill Studio, Roanoke, VA
Lighting Design: La Fleur Associates, Chesterton, MD

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