“The regulators were pretty skeptical at the start, I have to say,” Stephen Eimer, an executive vice president with Related tells Mercury News . After much back and forth, Bay Area regulators have finally accepted Related’s technical document that outlines how the site would be made safe. A foot-thick concrete barrier would be laid over 30 square acres. Housing would be built over shops and restaurants to create more distance between the residents and the waste. Sensors and alarm systems would monitor gasses and a separate system would collect and dispose of it.
Drawn into the controversy, Fogel actually helped to engineer Rodchenkov’s “defection” to the ., and is mentioned in the whistleblower’s May 2016 tell-all story to the New York Times. Now, the documentary fills in the gaps. But mostly it serves to humanize this self-confessed cheat, putting Rodchenkov’s behavior in the context of far greater corruption. Given all the attention on Russia in recent news coverage, Fogel’s Putin-centric approach will likely prove more effective than a deeper investigation into just how widespread such behavior is around the globe. But the greater takeaway is that the game itself is rigged, and the Russians only lost because they got caught.
The online retail giant is a killer when it comes to aging industries like selling books. But it still faces stiff competition from its contemporaries. As recently as December, analysts were signaling that Netflix should be terrified of Amazon Prime. That could still be the case, but Netflix posted huge numbers today. After blowing away new subscriber estimates, the streaming service saw its shares rise by 10 percent in after hours trading. Bezos may have the supply chains and the willingness to reinvest profits, but he doesn’t have Orange is the New Black .