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Delie added, “We are thankful that the cities of Charlotte and Raleigh are willing to work with developers to produce new projects that allow companies like FNB to continue to grow in our southeastern markets.”

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Delivery of FNB Tower Charlotte is anticipated in late 2020. DRP will manage the property once complete, and has yet to name who will handle the commercial leasing. First National Bank was advised in this transaction by Greg Broujos of Colliers International and David Thor of JLL, and DRP was self represented in negotiating this transaction.

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It won’t take long to determine whether the sharp cut in the federal corporate tax rate will spur business lending, investment and job creation in 2018, according to analysts, economists and business leaders.

Likewise, they say it should become clear sooner than later whether the reduction from 35 percent to 21 percent only spurs corporations to do more stock repurchases and dividend hikes to benefit shareholders or to retire debt earlier.

The additional revenue also could provide fresh wind to the corporate mergers of the past two years that has spurred several deals worth tens of billions of dollars.

Immediate steps taken by BB Corp., Bank of America Corp., PNC Financial Services Group Inc. and Wells Fargo Co. have included providing one time bonuses to employees and increases to their minimum wages.

Those are steps that pro worker advocates say they could have taken financially before the tax rate cut bill was signed into law Friday by President Donald Trump.

The banks say assurances of the corporate tax rate cut going into effect made them more comfortable with making financial commitments ranging from $100 million to more than $450 million. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R Wis. a main proponent of the tax cut bill has said the public and media should not discount that employees would be among those benefiting from share repurchases and higher dividends.

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“This should spur business fixed investment and ultimately help boost productivity growth.”

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On Friday, BB announced raising its minimum wage from $12 to $15, effective Jan. 1, and providing a one time bonus of $1,200 to 27,000 employees, “most of whom do not receive incentives or commissions.” The bonus is estimated to be worth $32.4 million.

By comparison, BB had record net income of $2.26 billion for fiscal 2016.

BB also will provide $100 million to its philanthropic fund.

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King said in October that BB is preparing to end a self imposed moratorium on major acquisitions.

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On December 7th, 1941 , a young civilian flight instructor from Tennessee, and her regular Sunday morning student took off from John Rodgers Airport in Honolulu.

Fort’s apprentice was advanced enough to fly regular take offs and landings and this was to have been his last lesson before going solo. With the novice at the controls, Fort noticed a military aircraft approaching from the sea.

At first that didn’t strike her as unusual; Army planes were a common sight in the skies above Hawaii. But at the last moment, she realized this aircraft was different and that it had set itself on a collision course with her plane.

She wrenched the controls from her student’s grasp and managed to pull the plane up just in time to avoid a mid air crash. As she looked around she saw the red sun symbol on the wings of the disappearing plane and in the distance, probably not more than a quarter mile away, billowing smoke was rising over Pearl Harbor. entry into World War II. and a mid air collision would tragically make her the first American woman to die on active military duty. They either passed or failed their flight check. In 1986 Adela Scharr published Sisters In The Sky a book that caused a lot of controversy among the remaining original WAFS.

Cornelia had been teaching flying in Pearl Harbor on the morning of the attack, Dec. 7, 1941, and her experiences were published in Woman’s Home Companion, June, 1943.

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Here is one of the most remarkable articles ever published a personal story by the first woman pilot to die on war duty in American history. Shortly after she sent it to us, Miss Fort, twenty four, of Nashville, Tennessee, was killed when the bomber she was piloting crashed in Texas. But her words here will live as a moving account of why one woman joined the WAFS and as a testament to all American women who are helping keep America free.

These WAFS were sent to Long Beach, CA in February, 1943. Bernice Batton was in the bunk next to Cornelia. When Cornelia got killed someone brought some of Cornelia’s clothes back, blood and all, and piled them on Cornelia’s bunk. They stayed there for a few days, much to Bernice’s horror. One day the belongings just disappeared.

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Barbara Towne had been a model and was the mother of two boys. She was 24 years old when this picture was taken. I tried calling her and wrote several times but she felt that she had nothing to add to our recollections. I can only imagine that she had no personal knowledge of the crash. These were all corageous women who were test pilots for the planes they flew.

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I KNEW I was going to join the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron before the organization was a reality, before it had a name, before it was anything but a radical idea in the minds of a few men who believed that women could fly airplanes. But I never knew it so surely as I did in Honolulu on December 7, 1941.

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was working as a civilian pilot instructor at Pearl Harbor on the very day the Japanese planes came over. She was the second woman to join the WAFS and became the first fatality of the WAFS when she was killed in March, 1943.

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A bronze camel sculpture was unveiled on Lonsdale Avenue and 13th Street last humpday, drawing cheers from many but leaving a few onlookers spitting mad.

The Lady is the handiwork of Myfanwy MacLeod, the artist best known for creating the 4,200 pound sparrows perched in Vancouver’s Olympic Plaza. The one humped addition to Central Lonsdale’s animal population is life sized, something MacLeod attributed to the project’s budget, which was $205,000 according to City of North Vancouver spokeswoman Connie Rabold.

MacLeod settled on the camel after discarding several statue ideas, including a giant head of Salvation Army founder William Booth. “Obviously they want something that’s going to relate to the site and to the context of North Vancouver . I just kind of ignored that a little bit,” she said. “I also imagined that she was on her way back to wherever she came from,” she said. “On her way home.”

The sculpture displeased Central Lonsdale resident Bryan May, who wasn’t willing to let the camel pass through the eye of historical accuracy. “Wrong species, wrong geography, wrong history, zero cultural connection,” he said at a recent City of North Vancouver council meeting. was a disaster, May questioned why “that failure” would be celebrated in the city centre. But that failure was precisely what was interesting, according to MacLeod, who said she tends to downplay monuments to heroism.

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Once the experiment ended, 12 surviving camels were sold or set free, according to Stewart. “Local folklore abounds with stories of people being frightened by camels throughout the southern Interior,” he wrote. camel was owned by Henry Ingram, who likely worked as a driver on the Cariboo trail.

He took three camels to his farm in Grande Prairie, Alta. After selling 404 pounds of camel meat to the Hudson’s Bay Co. in 1864 in exchange for tools, he kept one camel, according to Stewart.

Every spring, the camel was sheared like a sheep, its hair used in pillows and mattresses. Adoring children frequently rode the “gentle animal.” In 1905, the last of the Cariboo camels “leaned against a tree and died on its feet,” Stewart wrote.

There’s just something about those animals famously described as “horses designed by committee,” MacLeod explained. “They’re kind of funny looking. They’re not pretty like horses.”

However, The Lady’s smile and voluminous eyelashes give it a coquettish expression.

As far as the one hump versus two hump drama, MacLeod said the dromedary decision was an esthetic choice. “I actually prefer the one humped camel and I’m the artist so I get to make the decision,” she said with a laugh. “It’s called artistic licence.”

One of the less impressed onlookers complained the sculpture made him think of Florida’s Burmese pythons and Australia’s cane toads.

MacLeod said she liked the idea of introducing an animal that speaks to “waves of immigration.”

The Ladywas sculpted with one audience in mind, MacLeod said. “My audience is always small children. Basically, I’m happy if they’re happy.”

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Through tears, Scott’s family told Slager they felt sorrow for him and the loss his young children would feel in his absence. In the end, a judge sentenced Slager to 20 years in prison, giving the Scott family the justice they had sought ever since a stranger came to them with the shocking video of Scott being killed.

“I forgive Michael Slager. I forgive you,” Scott’s mother, Judy, said as she turned toward her son’s killer. “I pray for you, that you would repent and let Jesus come in your life.”

Sitting just a few feet away, Slager wiped tears from his eyes and mouthed: “I’m sorry.”

The punishment wrapped up a case that became a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement. Slager, 36, is one of only a few police officers to go to prison for a fatal shooting, and his sentence is by far the stiffest since the shootings came under extra scrutiny in recent years.

Attorneys for the former North Charleston officer said he shot the 50 year old Scott in self defense after the two fought and Scott grabbed Slager’s stun gun. They said race didn’t play a role in the shooting and Slager never had any “racial animus” toward minorities.

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Slager pleaded guilty in federal court to violating Scott’s civil rights. As part of a plea agreement reached in May, prosecutors dropped state murder charges. District Judge David Norton said.

Slager apologized to the Scott family, calling Scott’s mother and brothers by their names.

“With my actions that day, Walter Scott is no longer with his family, and I am responsible for that,” Slager said. Of their forgiveness, he added: “I am very grateful for that.”

Slager’s emotions stood in stark contrast to his stoic demeanor during his state murder trial when jurors deadlocked over a verdict. He has several weeks to appeal his sentence and will be housed at the Charleston County jail until he’s assigned to a federal prison.

After the sentencing, Judy Scott and Walter’s two brothers told reporters that, while they had made peace with the case, they remained adamant the officer should pay for his crime.

“Who are we not to forgive?” Rodney Scott said. as demonstrators said it was another egregious example of police officers mistreating African Americans.

Slager fired at Scott’s back from 17 feet (5 meters) away. Five of eight bullets hit him.

The video was seized on by many as vivid proof of what they had been arguing for years: that white officers too often use deadly force unnecessarily against black people.

When the jury failed to reach a verdict in the state murder case, many black people and others were shocked and distressed, because the video seemed to some to be an open and shut case. Some despaired of ever seeing justice.

The shooting angered local African Americans who complained for years that North Charleston police harassed blacks, pulling them over or questioning them unnecessarily as they cracked down on crime. But after the shooting, the Scott family successfully pleaded for calm, asking everyone to let the justice system run its course.

Two months after the shooting, a young white man killed nine black church members in a racially motivated massacre during a Bible study in Charleston. The family members of those victims struck a similar forgiveness tone after that attack.

Before Slager’s sentence was handed down, the judge had to decide whether the shooting amounted to second degree murder or manslaughter. Norton found that it was murder.

“No matter what sentence I give, neither the Scott family nor the Slager family is going to think that it’s right,” the judge said.

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The judge also found that Slager obstructed justice when he made statements to state police after the shooting.

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