The Thomson Reuters news agency is coming to Richmond, to build a cyber-security operations center downtown. Reuters has operated in more than 100 countries for more than 100 years, and chose Richmond over South Carolina, Maryland and Florida, to build a high tech, internal cybersecurity center at downtown’s Riverfront Plaza.
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VCU is planning a full test of its emergency communications and alerting systems today at noon (9/6/2017). Thousands of faculty and students will hear the sirens and so will the neighbors.
There are some 50,000 students and faculty members and employees on both VCU campuses, and the sirens are just part of the test.
It was the first day of school ever for CodeRVA Regional High School, an ambitious experiment that some believe could be the model for future education.
From the Richmond area’s 13 localities, 756 applied, 93 were accepted. And on the first day at CodeRVA.
“I can work at my own pace…”
“I’ll be able to work with computers more…”
“It’s something new…”
“We’re basically on our own, like we’re in college…”
“It’s more involving….”
Construction has begun on a major expansion project for the Virginia War Memorial that is already the largest and most active center of its kind in the nation.
Chesterfield County’s Economic Development Authority announced today (8/31) it wants to build an “industrial megasite” on 1,700 acres in the Southeast Part of the County.
Garrett Hart, Director of The Economic Development Authority, says it wants to rezone and buy the land and create an industrial megasite that he says would be a “game changer” for the county and for the region.
The Colonial Pipeline, which carries huge amounts of gasoline between Houston and the East Coast, is down and prices are volatile and in some cases, rising rapidly.
At a Sunoco at Atlee and 360 this afternoon (8/31), “It’s going up because of the floods.”
“30 cent in two days.”
Wow, people still buying gas?
“Yeah, they don’t have a choice.”
His price: $2.35, same at a 7-11 across the street, that was a dime cheaper yesterday.
A search and rescue team from Virginia Beach has reportedly rescued 500 people in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and two Navy ships just sailed from Norfolk to help in disaster recovery.
The Rescue Team, Virginia Task Force #2, evacuated residents from an apartment complex where water was up to six feet deep, in Katy, a city 29 miles West of Houston.
They included a water rescue team from Henrico. Meanwhile, two Navy ships left today (8/31), bound for Houston, the Kearsarge and the Oak Hill.
Gasoline prices have begun a slow, but steady rise as the result of the disruption of refineries in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
Prices in Virginia averaged 2.16 a gallon today, but rising.
“We have started seeing slow rises. Yesterday was two cents lower than today, the day before, two cents less again.”
Georjeane Blumbling from Triple A Tidewater predicts that will continue for a couple of weeks, maxing out at 20 cents a gallon, unless damage is more severe than anticipated, much less than the 80 cent increase following Katrina.
The National Weather service is expecting high winds, heavy rains, and flooding across coastal Virginia tonight (8/28) and tomorrow.
Meteorologist Wayne Albright says, “The wind will pick up out of the east later tonight to 30-40 miles an hour with gusts to 50 or so right at the coast, inland 20-30, maybe gusts to 30 as far west as Emporia, Williamsburg, places like that.”
He says marine conditions in the coastal waters and lower bay will become dangerous. High surf and rip currents will persist along the shore through tomorrow, and some coastal flooding is expected.