Private military company – Wikipedia

company providing armed combat or security services

A private military company (PMC) is a private company providing armed combat or security services for financial gain. PMCs refer to their staff as “security contractors” or “private military contractors”. Private military companies refer to their business generally as the “private military industry” or “The Circuit”.[1]

The services and expertise offered by PMCs are typically similar to those of governmental security, military or police forces, most often on a smaller scale. While PMCs often provide services to train or supplement official armed forces in service of governments, they can also be employed by private companies to provide bodyguards for key staff or protection of company premises, especially in hostile territories. However, contractors who use offensive force in a war zone could be considered unlawful combatants, in reference to a concept outlined in the Geneva Conventions and explicitly specified by the

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5 private islands for sale around the world for less than $5 million

  • In the age of COVID-19, space and privacy have become more important to prospective buyers, especially those shopping in the luxury end of the market. 
  • And while buyers are willing to pay top dollar for those luxuries on land, nothing offers more distance and privacy than your own island.
  • Enness Global sent Business Insider a list of private islands from around the world, and we listed the ones for sale for just under $5 million.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

In a COVID-19 world, the desire for space and privacy has never been more prominent among prospective buyers. 

For those luxuries, people who have the money will spend it. But just how much are they willing to drop — and how far out are they willing to move?

Earlier this month, Manhattan saw a $33 million penthouse go into contract. According to the buyer’s agent, Eric Brown, the

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City of Norman sued over mask mandate inside private homes

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The leader of a group that tried to recall the mayor of Norman and three city councilors is suing the city over an ordinance requiring masks be worn in private homes if more than 25 people are present.



FILE - In this June 9, 2020 file photo, Norman Mayor Breea Clark listens during a city council meeting in Norman, Okla. The Norman City Council has voted to require masks be worn inside personal homes if more than 25 people are present in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The council voted 5-3 Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2020, for the ordinance that takes effect immediately and expires Nov. 30, 2020, despite objections from residents that such a requirement violates their constitutional rights. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki File)


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FILE – In this June 9, 2020 file photo, Norman Mayor Breea Clark listens during a city council meeting in Norman, Okla. The Norman City Council has voted to require masks be worn inside personal homes if more than 25 people are present in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The council voted 5-3 Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2020, for the ordinance that takes effect immediately and expires Nov. 30, 2020, despite objections from residents that such a requirement violates their constitutional rights. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki File)

The lawsuit filed Thursday by Unite Norman co-founder Sassan Moghadam alleges the Sept. 22

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Foreclosure sale, private auction canceled at Palm Beach Biltmore


Foreclosure sale, private auction canceled for Unit 712-E at Palm Beach Biltmore; condo instead listed at $2.5 million.

Darrell Hofheinz
 
| Palm Beach Daily News

At the lender’s request, a courthouse foreclosure auction that had been scheduled for Oct. 13 for a well-appointed condominium at the Palm Beach Biltmore has been canceled.

And that action also spurred the owners to cancel a private “pre-foreclosure” auction of Unit 712-E, scheduled for last Friday with a minimum bid of $2.5 million, as previously reported by the Daily News.

Circuit court Judge Scott Kerner on Sept. 18 granted lender E*Trade’s request to cancel the courthouse auction of the seventh-floor apartment, which is owned by Kenneth B. and Lynnea J. Elkind. 

The courthouse auction, however, could be rescheduled after the New Year, court documents show. But the cancellation has bought the Elkinds some time to sell their condo privately and pay off their debts,

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Spacious, contemporary style condo with high-end finishes for sale in private gated community

KENT COUNTY, MI – Nestled in a quiet area of Ada Township, is a sleek, contemporary style condo that features high-end finishes and spacious, flexible floor plans with light-filled living areas.

The stand-alone condo, located at 5659 Sanctuary Dr. NE, in one of West Michigan’s premier gated communities, The Sanctuary, is MLive’s House of the Week. A home is showcased every Wednesday.

This modern home with three bedrooms and two and half bathrooms is for sale for $715,000. But the house itself is only part of what makes a home. Good neighborhoods have amenities, appearance and accessibility.

“The neighborhood is in a 75-acre community that focuses on preserving nature,” said Realtor Leslie Ruppel with J.H. Realty Partners. “There are groomed walking paths, a small pond and gazebo for the neighborhood to enjoy and a babbling stream that is very relaxing to listen to.”

The neighborhood connects to the Ada walking

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The Latest: NYC restates virus rules for private schools

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A cemetery worker digs a grave in a section of the Valle de Chalco Municipal Cemetery which opened early in the coronavirus pandemic to accommodate the surge in deaths, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020.

AP

NEW YORK — New York City’s health commissioner has issued an order reiterating that private schools in some neighborhoods have to follow pandemic safety protocols.

The directive comes amid concerns about an uptick in coronavirus cases in certain Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods with large Orthodox Jewish populations.

The order says that nonpublic schools in the specified areas must maintain six feet of distance between people and that face coverings are required in all buildings.

New York City’s current overall infection rate remains low, but official figures indicate the affected neighborhoods accounted for 20% of the city’s coronavirus cases in recent weeks.

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Public infrastructure, private property are at great risk

The economic impact of climate risk is frightening, and Florida is the canary in the coal mine. Climate risk has struck the state sooner and harder because of the one-two punch of geography and economy. Physical damages to Florida real estate will accelerate with the changing climate, and its subsequent financial impact could be even greater on the state’s economy.

Florida’s real-estate losses during storm surge from a 100‑year hurricane event would be $35 billion today. They are forecast to be $50 billion by 2050, according to a recent analysis conducted by KatRisk.

The First Street Foundation concluded that the devaluation of exposed homes could range from $10 billion to $30 billion in 2030 and $30 billion to $80 billion in 2050. Devaluation could be greater if climate hazards affect public infrastructure assets such as water, sewage and transportation systems, or if homeowners factor climate risk into their buying decisions.

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7 private islands around the world for sale for under $6 million each

  • In the age of COVID-19, space and privacy have become more important to prospective buyers, especially those shopping in the luxury end of the market. 
  • And while buyers are willing to pay top dollar for those luxuries on land, nothing offers more distance and privacy than your own island. 
  • Private Islands Online sent Business Insider 7 private islands located around the world that are on the market for less than $6 million each. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

In a COVID-19 world, the desire for space and privacy has never been more prominent among prospective buyers. 

For those luxuries, people who have the money will spend it. But just how much are they willing to drop — and how far out are they willing to move?

Earlier this month, Manhattan saw a $33 million penthouse go into contract. According to the buyer’s agent, Eric Brown, the main draw

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