September 2022

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My dad was fined for parking in a reserved space he paid £2,000 for | Automotive

In 2021, my elderly parents bought an apartment in a new development by Martin Oppenheimer which was marketed by estate agent Connells. They paid an extra £2000 for a parking space. On the booking contract, issued by Connells, the provision for parking is circled and my parents were given a key fob to access the parking lot. A year later, my dad received a parking ticket while at the site and was told he had no registered parking on his property. It turns out the parking space was omitted from the lease because Connells didn’t include it in the memorandum of sale sent to the conveyancing attorney.

The company offered a goodwill payment of £1,000 for this shortfall. Martin Oppenheimer did not respond to my inquiries regarding purchasing space. My dad believed the legal documents were correct and since he had access to the parking lot and had parked unhindered for over a year, he had no reason to question them.
AC, London

It’s a baffling and upsetting situation, and neither Connells nor the developer are doing well. However, your parents bear some responsibility. Buyers must sign the legal documents, including the lease, and it is essential that they read them first and report any oddities. Transferors must also question themselves about any anomalies and, if your lawyer received the reservation contract with the sales protocol, he should have wondered about the fact that the parking lot of the first was not included in the second.

Connells, after investigating your complaint, admitted that its staff did not implement the parking element in the sales protocol. He can’t explain why, since parking was not included in the lease, a key fob was issued. It remains a mystery. Connells says, “We apologized for our administrative error. Responsibility for ensuring that all details of the contract are correct rests with the buyer, his agent and the promoter. »

Property law specialist Lara Nyman, of law firm Seddons, confirms that caveat emptor (buyer’s attention) underlies any purchase, in particular when purchasing off-plan.

“Remedies will depend on the documentation provided and the representations made, whether verbal or written,” she said. “The reservation agreement is nothing more than an agreement by the developer to sell land to the buyer within a given period, so it is unlikely to give rise to a claim against the developer. Marketing literature and sales memoranda will almost certainly contain an attempt to limit liability and shift the onus to the buyer to ensure the legal documents are accurate.

Your parents could sue their lawyer, but it could be expensive, so they should be sure they have enough evidence to prove negligence or misrepresentation. It would be more profitable to file a complaint against Connells with the Property Ombudsman, but there is no guarantee they would get more than the £1,000 already offered. It may be less. I’m so sorry that I can’t come to a resolution, but I hope this serves as a warning to all of us to never accept contracts of trust.

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The OIB group will inaugurate Alea Residence in September

OIB (Oriental Interest Bhd) Group has stayed true to its goal of designing and manufacturing products for genuine home buyers, according to its managing director of business development Wendy Lim.

“That might be why we’ve barely been hit by Covid-19 in the last couple of years,” she says.

Lim tells City Country that the group recorded its highest turnover in five years during the financial year 2021 (FY2021) ending in August 2021. “We close our FY2022 this month [August] …and our revenues and profits continue to grow.

While the pandemic has affected OIB’s construction progress and halted new project launches like any other player in the industry, Lim points out that housing demand does not appear to have faltered, as evidenced by the good commercial performance of the group’s ongoing projects in the past. a few years.

“Covid-19 has actually been kind to us,” she says. “It gave us the opportunity to demonstrate the strengths of our ongoing projects, including our land holdings, as everyone was looking for a bigger space during the lockdown.

“We take pride in every project we launch, as we invest a lot of time and effort in designing for the local market. Alea Resi-

MacFarlaine and Lim (Photo by Suhaimi Yusuf/The Edge)

la dence is another project we designed for Puncak Alam, which is dominated by landed houses.

Alea Residence is an uncommon laminate apartment project as the 7-storey, low-rise, low-density development offers an equal level parking concept design, similar to living in a house. Situated on 5.92 acres of leasehold land in the Myra Alam township development in Puncak Alam, Alea Residence consists of five free-standing, interconnected low-rise buildings: four are residential blocks and one is a parking podium. The five buildings have seven floors.

Alea Residence offers only 364 apartments distributed equally over the four residential blocks. Each floor of the four blocks is connected to the parking podium via a suspension bridge. Each unit comes with two side-by-side parking lots, which are allocated on the same level as the unit.

Builds range from 861 to 1,055 square feet, and there are four layout designs to choose from. Prices start from RM394,000. The development has a Gross Development Value (GDV) of RM138 million.

“Buyers from Puncak Alam and surrounding areas such as Rawang and Ijok mostly stay in [houses] and they are used to the way of life. The last plot of land in Myra Alam is not very large and the rectangle shaped land has a plot ratio of 60 units per acre.

“We thought about [building] townhouses, as most of our target buyers live in single-family homes and prefer to stay in single-family homes for reasons such as space, parking at their doorstep, low density, etc. And townhouses could offer something similar to land ownership.

“However, we eventually opted for low-rise apartments. Taking inspiration from Australia’s low-rise courtyard apartment, we decided to have something similar, but localized.

“In Malaysia, we definitely need more parking lots. This is where the 7-storey freestanding parking podium comes in and it actually serves as a focal point when planning the entire project. Every decision we make, such as number of units per floor, layout and size of units, always brings us back to the parking lot podium. That’s the heart of the whole project,” Lim shares.

For example, she says, to keep the walking distance between the car park podium and the furthest unit within 100m, or about a three-minute walk, each floor has only 13 units, or six or seven units on each side of a block.

Also, with the car parks on the same level, it reduces the use of passenger elevators, so each block only has one passenger elevator.

Alea Residence has a full suite of facilities. Each unit is allocated two side-by-side parking spaces that are on the same level as the unit. (Photo OIB)

court life

Alea Residence offers three themed courtyards located between the residential blocks: Gala, Serene and Kinetic.

“Having three courses means buyers have different views to choose from. Those who are more active can opt for Block B or Block C, with the Serene Courtyard in between. The courtyard houses a gym, swimming pool and paddling pool. Meanwhile, families might prefer a unit in Block C or D as Kinetic Court offers a children’s play area, daycare, reading room, and badminton court. The Gala Courtyard, which is located between blocks A and B, has facilities such as a laundry bar, barbecue pavilion and a function room,” says Keith MacFarlaine, general manager of guest experience at the OIB.

Other facilities such as a futsal court, jogging track, landscaped pond and lawn are located on the open ground next to the inner road of Alea Residence, opposite Block A. The three courts are connected by covered walkways at ground level, as well as from the car park podium. Residents share all facilities. Maintenance costs including sinking fund will be 25-30 sen psf.

“The distance between each block is 80 feet [24.38m], and the balcony of each unit is partially covered with a brick wall to provide some privacy as most units face other units due to the courtyard design. However, we have a few units that face major roads if buyers prefer a more open view. We make sure there’s something for everyone,” MacFarlaine shares.

He adds that there are ground floor units with parking lots right next to them for those who want both the convenience of living on land and a wide range of facilities. “We also have four units designed for wheelchair users. These units are designed with wider doors, floor drops have been replaced with ramps and there is a handle in the toilet. These are wheelchair and elderly friendly units.

Alea Residence opened in August and the response has been encouraging. The group is looking to officially launch the project this month.

“You don’t see this kind of project every day and everywhere. I think our target buyers are happy with the concept. Some know our business as we have been here [in Puncak Alam] a few years. The most asked question [about Alea Residence] that’s when it’s finished,” MacFarlaine says with a smile. “It will be ready in 2025.”

Prepare for more launches

Lim shares that the first phase of Myra Alam, with an occupancy rate of around 80%, has been handed over to buyers. The remaining units will be ready for delivery by the end of next year.

With the launch of Alea Residence, OIB’s total launch GDV for FY 2022 is close to RM900 million.

“For the remainder of calendar year 2022, we hope to launch a new phase of our Kundang project, as well as projects in Sepang, Nilai, Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi, Subang Bestari, Cyberjaya, Desa Pinggiran Putra in Putrajaya and Sungai Merab. in Bangi. .”

The OIB is optimistic about the overall real estate market, as housing demand has always been strong, regardless of the circumstances.

“Now the biggest challenge we face in getting a deal is final financing. We have to go the extra mile to help our buyers get the loan. Our booking conversion [to sales] the rate is around 70%, which is still manageable. Otherwise, I think the market is bullish. We plan to launch more projects or new phases in the coming years,” Lim shares.

Currently, the developer has a portfolio of 1,060 acres with an estimated GDV of RM5 billion, which could be sustained until 2025.

An enthusiastic Lim says, “We are always looking for more land, especially in the Klang Valley and the northern region. So watch this space because the OIB will soon announce new projects! »

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Hostile work environment in Chicago Department of Water Management email scandal triggers $950,000 settlement

Five years ago, an upheaval sparked by racist, sexist and homophobic emails swept through Water Stewardship Commissioner Barrett Murphy and key MPs William Bresnahan and Paul Hansen, sons of the former Ald. Bernard Hansen (44th).

Then-Inspector General Joe Ferguson came across the hate-filled emails while investigating allegations that Paul Hansen was using his city’s email account to sell guns.

Now, the scandal in a department long known as a white bastion of city government is costing Chicago taxpayers dearly.

The city council’s finance committee has authorized a $950,000 settlement to Dilan Abreu, a 40-year-old veteran bricklayer who claims he was harassed, abused and retaliated by the former councilman’s son because of a “culture limitless openly racist behavior and attitudes” tolerated by the city.

During the two-year period Paul Hansen served as superintendent of the Northern Water Management District, Hansen “harassed Hispanic and African American employees with impunity, through a culture of behaviors and attitudes racist that permeates all levels of the department,” said the 2019 federal government of Abreu. lawsuits against city-states.

Hansen was accused of repeatedly using the n-word and other racist epithets to refer to Abreu and other Hispanic employees.

The son of the former alderman was further accused of having told Abreu: “Go back to the island. You don’t belong here” and calling him “idiot”, “stupid asshole” and telling him and other Hispanic employees, “You are the dumbest people there are”.

Two witnesses were prepared to testify that they had witnessed the abuse, the company’s assistant attorney, Susan O’Keefe, said Monday.

The pattern of harassment included Hansen blowing smoke in the cancer survivor’s face and attempting to push Abreu down a six-foot hole “in a fit of rage”, as O’Keefe put it.

Aldus. Nick Sposato (38th) asked what it meant to “try to push someone down a hole”.

O’Keefe replied: “Mr. Abreu alleged that Mr. Hansen walked towards him with determination and anger and punched him shoulder to shoulder. He did not fall into the hole. Others on the job said he was not near the hole. Some said it was a bit close to the hole. … But he definitely made contact.

Abreu’s lawsuit argues that he complained about the department’s “racist culture, and in particular Paul Hansen, long before” the scandal broke, but “the city took no action to stop Hansen’s harassment”.

When Abreu filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in June 2017, it sparked a “retaliatory pattern” that included denial of overtime and equipment and be subject to bogus disciplinary action on bogus charges, according to the suit.

In 2017, Mayor Rahm Emanuel picked veteran City Hall insider Randy Conner, who is African American, to replace Murphy and gave Conner carte blanche to clean house.

In a follow-up report, Ferguson said a high-ranking deputy — whom sources identified as Hansen — referred to African Americans as “wild animals” and sent an email with the subject “Chicago Safari Tickets” to several high-ranking colleagues in water management.

‘If you haven’t booked a Chicago Safari adventure with us this 4th of July weekend, this is what you’ve been missing out on,’ the email reads, listing the number of people shot dead in Englewood, Garfield Park , Austin, Lawndale, South Shore, Woodlawn and other neighborhoods plagued by gang violence.

“We guarantee you will see at least one murder and five crime scenes per three day visit. You will also see lots of animals in their natural habitat.”

Another email with the subject line “Watermelon Protection” included an image of a Ku Klux Klan robe on a stick in the middle of a watermelon patch.

Four current and two former Water Management employees — all black — have joined Abreu in filing federal lawsuits accusing the department at the center of the city and rental truck hiring scandals of “an environment of hostile and abusive work” based on race that includes violence, intimidation and retaliation which “weaves a tapestry of hostility that dominates all aspects” of their work.

This included working less desirable shifts and work assignments and denying promotions, transfers, overtime and training opportunities. Black women were routinely referred to as “sluts and whores,” the lawsuit claims.

Monday, Ald. Anthony Napolitano (41st) wondered aloud whether the $950,000 settlement of Abreu’s lawsuit could set an expensive precedent for resolving those claims.

“How big is this now? Can it just explode and multiply in many cases? »

O’Keefe assured Napolitano that there would be no avalanche of lawsuits, given the statute of limitations, as Hansen resigned in May 2017.

“An explosion should have happened” by 2021, O’Keefe said.

Other approved regulations

With opposition from nine of the city council’s closest allies to the police union, the finance committee also signed a $900,000 settlement to Dwayne Rowlett, who was shot eight times on New Year’s Day 2017 by a Chicago police officer who resigned last year after the Civilian Office of Police Accountability deemed the shooting unjustified and sought to fire him.

The company’s assistant attorney, Caroline Fronczak, said the shooting happened after Rowlett first eluded officers who tried to pull him over for speeding and ran a stop sign, then drove onto a sidewalk, swept over several vehicles and crashed into a police cruiser.

No weapons were recovered but “several knives”, one of them with a “4 to 5 inch blade”, Fronczak said.

When Rowlett was finally arrested again, a struggle ensued. It was then that officer Alex Raske fired nine shots, eight of which hit Rowlett, causing him “serious and disabling” injuries.

The finance committee also signed a $15 million settlement to compensate the family of one Guadalupe Francisco-Martinez. The 37-year-old mother of six was on her way home on her first day on the job when she was killed in an accident with a marked Chicago police SUV at Irving Park Road and Ashland Avenue.

A $9 million settlement was also approved for Patrick Prince, who spent 26 years in prison for a murder he did not commit after being beaten to confess by Chicago police officers.

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Man fined S$2,000 for scratching a car parked on his favorite lot in NUS

SINGAPORE: A man was fined S$2,000 by a court on Monday (September 19) for using a wrench to scratch a car that was parked on his favorite lot at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Pang Kok Wai, 48, pleaded guilty to one count of mischief, with a second similar charge being considered.

The court heard that Pang worked as a crane operator at the time.

On the morning of March 9 this year, he drove to NUS car park 10 at Lower Kent Ridge Road. He worked in the neighborhood and parked there frequently, but found that the parking lot was full.

Frustrated, he drove off and parked further away. He walked back to the parking lot a few minutes later and saw another car parked in parking lot 234, which was his favorite parking lot.

Pang took out his house key and used it to scratch the car, before heading to his place of work.

The victim returned to his vehicle later that day after taking a course at NUS and discovered a long scratch from the front door to his back door.

He sent his car in for repair and paid S$428 for the damage. The victim filed a police report and Pang was identified as the culprit. He paid all the reparations to the victim.

Investigations revealed that he had also scratched another car which was parked in the same parking lot several days earlier on March 1, 2022.

The prosecutor asked for a fine of at least S$2,000 to S$3,000, noting that Pang had never been convicted before.

He said “there was no excuse” for Pang’s actions, which were “completely unwarranted”.

As mitigation, Pang, who was not pictured, admitted his mistake and said he was sorry for the owner for causing the damage.

“I’m sorry for my actions. I want to apologize to the owner for scratching his car,” he said.

“I want to say that I was very stressed and unable to control my anger due to my father’s hospitalization and hospital bill. stressed. I promise not to commit the act again.”

He asked for clemency, saying he felt uncomfortable with what he had done and that he had been put in a ‘very stressful situation’ and kept ‘thinking about what was going to happen to me “.

“I used to have seasonal parking at the parking lot but often couldn’t find parking,” he added. “I was also very stressed and I (am) very ashamed of what I did.”

The judge noted that Pang’s actions were unjustified and that he had committed two offenses in the space of about a week. However, she considered her remorse, the restitution made and her first guilty plea.

For mischief, he could have been imprisoned for up to two years, fined, or both.

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Do more cars and less public transport reflect a developed country?

Passengers wait to board the bus at the New Bohemia temporary bus depot in Cedar Rapids. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)

There is a famous quote attributable to Enrique Peñalosa, the mayor of Bogotá, Colombia from 1998 to 2001 and from 2016 to 2019 and a strong advocate for the expansion of bicycle and bus routes during his time as mayor: “A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. This is where the wealthy use public transit. But what does that really mean? After all, cars are a status symbol and owning a vehicle is negatively associated with poverty. Indeed, the freedom of movement afforded by access to a car has been shown to dramatically increase economic opportunity, to the point that household ownership of just one car has been associated with a tripling of income. So what gives?

A starting point for comparing cars to public transport is to consider the two as broader systems, rather than just individual choices – public transport as a network of routes and its integration with homes and businesses people come and go to and cars don’t. only as individual vehicles, but also the garages, highways and parking lots necessary for the circulation of these vehicles.

The post-1945 suburban sprawl that people in eastern Iowa know well is expensive. A Canadian study found that due to lower efficiency and greater distances for services such as emergency services, water pipes, roads and waste removal, the cost per household in a suburban area is significantly higher ($3,462) than in an urban area ($1,416). ). Multiplied by thousands of households, plus faster growth on the outskirts of the city rather than in historic centres, one begins to wonder what the sprawl spending might have been affected if development had been more compact. Perhaps towards parks, educational institutions or the repair of existing roads rather than constantly building new ones? And yes, maybe some of that surplus could also be allocated to a better regional transit system; one that circulates frequently at all hours of the day, in both urban and rural areas.

Even with aids like relatively low gas prices, the amount of driving Americans are required to do imposes a significant cost – even with average gas prices exceeding $6 a gallon in Sweden, the proportion of Annual income spent on gasoline in Sweden is about half (1.23%) compared to the United States (2.16%). The culprit for this phenomenon is threefold: with far less travel in the United States by bike or public transit, Americans are simply driving so much that the benefit of cheaper gas is more than offset by the sheer rate of consumption. The United States is also much more densely populated than Sweden, with 91 people per square mile on average compared to 60.

Add in factors like insurance, registration, parking, and maintenance, and at a minimum, the costs of owning a car over its lifetime have been estimated at around $400,000 for a moderately compact car. used, as well as $246,000 in estimated grants, including from those who do. not drive. Again, the question must be asked whether these funds could be put to better use elsewhere and whether funds allocated to cars rather than other purposes have in fact deprived us of goods and services that would have improved the quality of life.

Car addiction in the United States also completely robs people of life. Deaths from traffic collisions were significantly higher in the United States than in Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan and the European Union since the 1990sthe largest increase in recorded history having occurred last year – up 10.5% to 42,915 in 2021. excess mortality in the United States, which translates into lower and decreasing life expectancies compared to comparable developed countries.

From this perspective, structuring life around drive-through dining begins to feel much less like “every man is a king” and more like a dystopia where the collective need for transportation has been abandoned by organizations at scale. to take care of such problems, like the government. It leaves out all those who cannot drive alone, including those with more comfortable means – children, the disabled, the elderly, etc.

If it was common in the United States for governments to invest in and create alternatives to the car – like public transportation – to the point where it is more convenient and practical to walk, bike or ride rather than drive , we would almost certainly be better off as a society. Rates of illness, injury and death from road collisions and vehicle emissions would decrease. Greenhouse gas emissions from transportation would also decline, especially since transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States.

It is true that a considerable amount of resources are needed to maintain a system where everyone can or should drive. But material abundance alone is not the only measure of development. Looking at parameters such as health, safety, accessibility and the marginal benefit of every dollar spent, it becomes increasingly clear that a more developed society is one where the reign of the car is not absolute. .

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Minister directs UDA to take swift action to resolve issues at Peliyagoda Manning shopping complex

Minister directs UDA to take swift action to resolve issues at Peliyagoda Manning shopping complex

Sun, September 18, 2022, 10:59 a.m. SL time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

September 18, Colombo: Prasanna Ranatunga, Minister of Urban Development and Housing, advised the Urban Development Authority to take immediate action to resolve the problems at the Peliyagoda Manning Trade Complex.

The Minister further instructed the Urban Development Authority to report to him on the steps taken in conjunction with trade unions, police and other government agencies to resolve the issues.

The minister said he has received reports that the Peliyagoda Manning shopping complex is being used by third parties for various acts of misconduct and advised the police to strictly enforce the law against those who engage in such misconduct.

Urban Development and Housing Minister Prasanna Ranatunga made the remarks during a Friday (16) discussion with officials from the Urban Development Authority and the Peliyagoda Trade Association regarding the main issues of the complex. commercial of Peliyagoda.

Several issues, including major issues relating to the provision of facilities such as shops, parking, toilets, electricity, water, etc. in the shopping complex were discussed at the meeting.

The Minister also advised officials to take necessary steps to make Peliyagoda Manning Market a place that generates more revenue and said he would defend traders at every possible opportunity.

Minister Ranatunga said the Peliyagoda market should be maintained in a way that does not burden traders or consumers. In addition, the minister stressed the need to maintain the shopping complex so that it is not a burden on the institution and advised to implement a new program with short, medium and long term solutions.

The minister further pointed out that Peliyagoda Manning shopping complex should be developed as a shopping complex with modern technology and for this the full support of traders using the shopping complex is needed.

The decision to move the market from Pettah Manning to Peliyagoda was taken in 2013 as a measure to ease traffic congestion in Pettah and around Colombo city.

The other main reason is that since Peliyagoda Interchange connects with all expressways including Airport Expressway, Southern Expressway, Central Expressway and Northern Expressway, which facilitates transportation of goods throughout the country.

Peliyagoda Manning Market built at a cost of Rs. 6.5 billion, is a fully equipped wholesale complex spread over 13.5 acres and consisting of 1,169 shops.

The Paliagoda Manning shopping complex, which consists of four floors, has been constructed in such a way that vegetable transport trucks can reach every store up to the 03rd floor.

It also has many facilities, including employee lounges, restaurants, cold storage and a car park with space for approximately 600 vehicles.

On this occasion, Chairman of Urban Development Authority Nimesh Herath, its Managing Director Prasad Ranaweera, DIG Rohan Premaratne, Chairman of Peliyagoda Business Association Manning MM M. Upasena and a group of officers attended.

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Pickpocketing attempts seem completely unsuccessful: Orange Police Blotter


Attempted Pickpocketing: Wall Street

Whole Foods management reported on September 7 that four days earlier, a man and a woman walked into the store around 7:10 p.m. for about 8 minutes. During this time, they attempted to pickpocket at least two people, but were unsuccessful, with both potential victims reporting that nothing had been caught.

Department Information: Cambridge Court

A 42-year-old resident reported that between September 6 and 8, one of his old checks was used to write a fraudulent check for $22,450. He told police that Charles Schwab Bank informed him that the check was made payable to someone he did not know and that he did not write the check either.

He said the picture of the fake check was not the one he knew. But he assumed his bank routing and account numbers must have been forged on the check.

Police said the incident was later referred to the bank fraud department.

Headlights required, driving under suspension, warrant: Park Avenue

An officer patrolling Pinecrest in the Third Street and Park area at 9:42 p.m. on September 9 noticed a Nissan Rogue being driven without lights.

Stopping the car, police discovered that the driver, a woman from Garfield Heights, who had turned 33 the previous day, had a suspended license as well as an outstanding warrant for her arrest from the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s deputies agreed to take custody, and she was taken to the county jail, with about a quarter ounce of suspected marijuana seized from her center console.

Suspicion: Capital Hill Circle

An anonymous caller reported at 4:46 p.m. on September 11 that he smelled a strong odor of suspected marijuana coming from his HVAC system, and he believed it was coming from a home in Capital Hill, where he further believed that the suspects were smoking outside. smuggling.

An officer reported at 5:03 p.m. that he had spoken with the resident in question, who said they were smoking cigars in the back. The officer did not smell marijuana at the time.

Fire alarm call (company): Orange Place

Courtyard Marriott hotel management reported at 9:31 p.m. on September 11 that a guest set off the fire alarm with a candle in one of the rooms. The scene was turned over to firefighters.

Unwanted Guest: Chagrin Boulevard

A Shell True North employee reported at 11:19 a.m. on September 9 that she was assaulted by a male customer who threw a bottle of water at her and then drove off in an Enterprise truck.

Car crash, team call: Park Avenue

A 55-year-old woman was almost immediately taken to Ahuja Medical Center on September 7 after her Honda Pilot hit a lamp post in the Pinecrest parking lot behind Sephora just before 1:30 p.m., causing injuries to her face.

Personal Wellness: Sorrow Boulevard, Orange Place

A caller reported a boy at the intersection with a sign asking for money just before 1 p.m. on September 5, saying he appeared to be too young and expressing concern for his well-being. Police reported at 1:23 a.m. that the boy was under the supervision of his parents.

Complaints Attorney: Park Avenue

Staff at a Pinecrest spa reported on the evening of September 10 that someone was ‘soliciting’ a legal campaign on what was considered private property – where they don’t allow lawyers. No other information was available.

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Protests against plan for parking barriers at Bedale Hall

Plans for an automatic parking barrier on a 300-year-old Grade I listed community building have raised serious concerns.

Councilors oppose plans to install the new barrier at Bedale Hall, fearing it will be incompatible with the environment and cause problems for residents.

Members were told that the aim was to ensure that tenants with businesses in the concourse could park there, as it was the money collected from the rents paid by them that funded the ongoing running costs. £30,000 per year.

The hall is a community building managed by a management committee and houses the city’s library, museum and tourist information centre.

Councilor Mike Barningham said currently the car park is used by anyone in the park, including dog walkers, so office tenants often cannot get a parking space.

He told advisers: ‘The idea is that in the morning the barrier will be lowered for use by tenants, but in the afternoon it will be up. It’s a method of trying to control who parks there.

But Councilor Amanda Coates said: ‘Parking is available but not guaranteed, I disagree with the barrier because you are creating a ‘them and us’ situation, you are stopping everyone from coming to the parking to use the lobby. It’s a community building and I agree it couldn’t be maintained without the tenants, in my opinion I’m sure all NHS staff would love to have a parking space, but they have to pay.

Councilor Pam Hallett said: ‘I don’t see why people in offices here should be treated any differently than the rest of the shopkeepers in town. It looks like Bedale Hall is trying to make it exclusive to its people. I would prefer the status quo to continue.

Councilors have been informed that there is already a barrier in the room which is not being used. The planning application would be to install a new automatic barrier further down the entrance road into the building.

Cllr Barningham added: “The hall survives thanks to the tenants. It costs around £30,000 a year to look after the hall and tenants expect to be able to park. This parking lot is there for the benefit of the tenants and not the residents. We tried to avoid doing anything but it gets worse and that’s because people are using the parking spaces. This is the venue’s parking space and the venue has tenants and they should be able to park there.”

Cllr John Howe said the design and location of the barrier was not appropriate for a Grade I listed building. Councilors agreed to oppose the scheme.

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City Life Org – Advisory on Bridges, Tunnels and Railways September 16-22

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Lane closures scheduled for this week at the George Washington Bridge Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel, Bayonne Bridge, Goethals Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing

AirTrain JFK will be suspended for routine maintenance from Saturday evening to Sunday morning; Free shuttles offer an alternative service

Revised airport parking rates go into effect Friday; Travelers are strongly encouraged to pre-book parking

JFK Airport Green Garage closed for construction of new terminal building; Parking for Terminals 1 and 2 available at the red garage in Terminal 8

For the week of September 16-22, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey encourages all travelers using agency facilities to plan ahead and consider additional travel time due to closures lanes or service changes detailed below.


George Washington Bridge:

  • From 10 p.m. Friday, September 16 to 10 a.m. Saturday, September 17, all eastbound lanes on the lower level will be closed. New York-bound motorists can use the upper level.
  • From 10 p.m. Friday, September 16 to 10 a.m. Saturday, September 17, all westbound lanes on the lower level will be closed. Motorists bound for New Jersey can use the upper level.
  • From 10 p.m. Friday, September 16 to 8 a.m. Saturday, September 17, one westbound lane of the upper level of the Trans-Manhattan Freeway will be closed.
  • From Friday, September 16 at 10 p.m. to Saturday, September 17 at 6 a.m., the ramp connecting the northbound Henry Hudson Drive to the eastbound lanes of the lower level of the Trans-Manhattan Freeway will be closed. Motorists can exit at 178e Street.
  • From 11 p.m. Friday, September 16 to 8 a.m. Saturday, September 17, one eastbound lane on the upper level of the Trans-Manhattan Freeway will be closed.
  • On Saturday, September 17, from 5 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., a westbound lane on the upper level to the north ramp of Palisades Interstate Parkway will be closed.
  • On Saturday, September 17, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., one westbound lane on the upper level will be closed.
  • From 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 17 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 18, one eastbound lane on the lower level will be closed.
  • On Saturday, September 17, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., one westbound lane on the lower level will be closed.
  • From 10 p.m. Saturday, September 17 to 8 a.m. Sunday, September 18, one westbound lane on the lower level of the Trans-Manhattan Freeway will be closed.
  • From 11 p.m. Saturday, September 17 to 8 a.m. Sunday, September 18, three westbound lanes on the upper level will be closed.
  • From 11 p.m. Saturday, September 17 to 8 a.m. Sunday, September 18, two westbound departure lanes on the upper level will be closed.
  • From 11 p.m. Saturday, September 17 to 8 a.m. Sunday, September 18, two westbound lanes of the upper level of the Trans-Manhattan Freeway will be closed.
  • From 11 p.m. Saturday, September 17 to 8 a.m. Sunday, September 18, the ramp connecting northbound Henry Hudson Drive to the westbound lanes on the upper level will be closed. Motorists bound for New Jersey can use the lower level.
  • From 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 to 8 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, the 179e The street ramp will be closed. Motorists bound for New Jersey can use the lower level.
  • On Sunday, September 18, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., one eastbound lane and one westbound lane on the lower level will be closed.

Dutch tunnel:

  • From 12:01 a.m. on Friday, September 16 to 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, September 22, the right-turn lane from Hudson Street to Canal Street in Manhattan will be closed.
  • From 11 p.m. on Monday, September 19 until 5 a.m. the following morning, and for several nights through December 2022, the Holland Tunnel tube to New York will be closed due to ongoing repairs related to Super Storm Sandy. The tube to New Jersey remains open at all times during construction. For more information on this critical repair project, click here.
  • From Monday, September 19 through Thursday, September 22, from 11:59 p.m. each evening until 5:30 a.m. the following morning, one westbound lane will be closed.

Lincoln Tunnel:

  • From 11 p.m. on Friday, September 16 to 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 17, the central tube will be closed. New York-bound traffic in the South Tube and New Jersey-bound traffic in the North Tube will not be affected.
  • On Saturday, September 17, from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., an on-ramp will remain closed and traffic in the left lane of the center tube will be directed south toward 36th, 33rd, and 30th Streets.

Bayonne Bridge:

  • On Tuesday, September 20, and then Wednesday, September 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane will be closed in each direction.

Goethals Bridge:

  • From 10 p.m. Wednesday, September 21 to 5 a.m. Thursday, September 22, one eastbound lane will be closed.

Crossing the outer bridge:

  • From 10 p.m. Friday, September 16 to 5 a.m. Saturday, September 17, one westbound lane will be closed.
  • From 11 p.m. Friday, September 16 to 5 a.m. Saturday, September 17, one eastbound lane will be closed.


  • Through September and early October, AirTrain Newark is running single-track operations. Travelers should allow extra travel time to and from the Rail Link station; additional buses are available as needed.
  • Effective Friday, September 16, new parking rates are in effect at John F. Kennedy, Newark Liberty and LaGuardia airports. Discounted fares remain available at all airports for customers who book at least 24 hours in advance. The Port Authority continues to encourage air travelers to reserve parking spaces in advance if they plan to travel to the airport by private car. Click here for more information.
  • From Saturday, September 17 at 10 p.m. to Sunday, September 18 at 10 a.m., the AirTrain JFK will be suspended for routine maintenance. Free shuttles operate between Jamaica, Federal Circle and all airport terminal stations.
  • From September 18 to 23, a runway at Newark Liberty International Airport will be closed for weather-based rehabilitation and improved safety. During this time, customers may experience minor delays as the Federal Aviation Administration will direct flights to other runways at the airport.
  • Beginning Monday, September 26, AirTrain JFK Stations 1 and 2 will close for 8 weeks as part of the construction of the new Terminal 1. Shuttles will provide alternate service between Terminals 1 and 2 and 8, making stops curbside at Terminal 1 Arrivals and Departures, Terminal 2 Arrivals and Terminal 8 Arrivals. Airport staff will be available to assist passengers at each stop. Travelers should allow for additional travel time.
  • The LaGuardia Link Q70 bus service is free year-round to encourage the use of public transportation to and from LaGuardia Airport, as announced in April 2022 by New York Governor Kathy Hochul. For more information on how to get to the airport by public transit, visit the MTA’s LaGuardia Airport Travel page.


  • Harrison Station’s southwest entrance is closed at all times to allow for demolition work ahead of a station renovation. During construction, riders are required to use the crosswalks with traffic lights at Angelo Cifelli Drive and Guyon Drive to access a corresponding station across Frank E. Rodgers Boulevard.
  • Customers using the WTC PATH station overnight should use the street-level entrances at Fulton Street or Vesey Street via the North Concourse in the 2 World Trade Center Transit Lobby. Access to Oculus is restricted at night from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. to allow for improved cleaning and guest safety due to reduced traffic volumes. All other entrances will be closed. WTC campus updates, click here.
  • As a reminder, 9 Street and 23 Street stations are closed from midnight to 5 a.m. for maintenance. PATH stations near Christopher Street, 14 Street and 33 Street remain open 24 hours a day, unless otherwise noted.
  • For more information on PATH service and train schedules, click here or download the PATH mobile app, RidePath.


The Port Authority continues to follow guidance from public health officials in New York and New Jersey regarding mask mandates at its public transportation facilities. According to new New York public health guidelines and current New Jersey public health guidelines, masks are no longer needed at the agency’s facilities in New York and New Jersey, but masks are now optional and welcome for anyone who chooses to wear them.

Masks are no longer needed on the interstate PATH system, including stations and platforms.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is a bi-state agency that builds, operates and maintains many of the nation’s most important transportation and commerce infrastructure. For more than a century, the agency’s network of major airports; critical bridges, tunnels and bus stations; a suburban train line; and the East Coast’s busiest seaport has been among the most vital in the country – transporting hundreds of millions of people and moving essential goods to and from the region. The Port Authority also owns and operates the 16-acre World Trade Center campus, which today hosts tens of thousands of office workers and millions of annual visitors. The agency’s landmark 10-year, $37 billion investment plan includes an unprecedented transformation of the region’s three major airports – LaGuardia, Newark Liberty and JFK – as well as an array of other new and improved assets , including the $2 billion renovation of the 90-year-old George Washington Bridge. The Port Authority’s $8 billion annual budget does not include any tax revenue from the states of New York or New Jersey or New York City. The agency raises the funds necessary for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities mainly on its own credit. For more information, visit or consult the is coming now Blog.

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‘Progress’ celebration planned for downtown Naperville; DuPage County Board approves $5 million for food pantries; Pelican Watch event planned at Four Rivers Center – Chicago Tribune

A Progress in Progress celebration in downtown Naperville will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, featuring live music, a stilt walker, face painting and other entertainment.

Sponsored by the Downtown Naperville Alliance, the event will celebrate the impending completion of several construction projects intended to support pedestrian mobility, accessibility, infrastructure and safety.

Downtown work included road reconstruction, streetscape work, and utility and pavement improvements for Jefferson Avenue between Main and Webster Streets as well as Main Street between Jackson and Jefferson Avenues .

The family event includes free activities from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jefferson Avenue, such as a princess story, face painting, balloon artist, cartoonist and magician.

From 1 to 3 p.m. there will be a stilt walker and juggler, and the band Motown Nature will perform on the Riverwalk lot. Allegory’s $5 food truck will sell food in the Dean’s Clothing lot on Main Street.

For a calendar of events, visit

A $5 million allocation for food pantries was approved this week by DuPage County Council.

Allocations include $1.75 million to the Northern Illinois Food Bank to purchase fresh produce, diapers, personal hygiene items and cleaning supplies for DuPage County pantries.

The county also allocated $1 million to Northern Illinois Food Bank’s 46 partner agencies in DuPage County and $2.25 million for investments in distribution infrastructure, such as refrigerated vehicles, center facilities distribution, technology upgrades or future grant opportunities, according to a county news release. .

The program is funded through the US Federal Bailout Act to help pull the country out of the COVID-19 pandemic. The law provided DuPage County with more than $179 million for recovery efforts.

The county said in a news release that council members have received requests from local pantries citing an increase in customers needing food and a decrease in donations from food vendors.

The annual Pelican Watch will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 24 at the Four Rivers Environmental Education Center in the Will County Forest Preserve District in Channahon.

American white pelicans flock to the area during spring and fall migrations, drawn to the area where the DuPage, Des Plaines, and Kankakee rivers join to form the Illinois River.

Pelican Watch will include guided hikes, family activities and a live pelican presentation from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The event will also feature a brand new interactive exhibit gallery.

Attendees can experience a 2,000 gallon aquarium filled with river fish, mussel exhibit, stream table, watershed sandbox, oversized outdoor bird feeder and birdbath and more. Lil’ Deb’s Mobile Eats will be selling food.

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Maintenance work at the Central Parking Facility, 75 E. Chicago Ave., will require the top floor to close beginning Monday, September 19.

The improvements are expected to be complete by the end of the day on Friday, September 23, when the floor will reopen to drivers.

The work is part of the downtown parking lot maintenance program, city officials said. The upper level of the car park will be closed during the works.

J. Gill and Company will be carrying out traffic siding and sealant repairs and touch-up work to the upper level of the garage to prevent water from leaking to the lower decks.

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Yvon Chouinard donates the Patagonia of Ventura for climate change

Patagonia owner Yvon Chouinard has put his money where his mouth is, announcing this week that he would donate his company Ventura to help fight climate change.

The reaction came quickly that this philanthropic effort could start a broader movement in more meaningful efforts to fight global warming.

Residents welcomed the announcement but were not surprised. Patagonia has resisted tradition throughout its history and championed environmental causes in Ventura and beyond.

“Their consistency in using their entrepreneurial skills to better the planet is and has inspired so many that the ripple effect will continue for many generations,” said Assemblyman Steve Bennett, D-Ventura. “From the start, they had this vision that it’s not just about making money. It’s about why you make money? It’s to protect this natural world that we depend on. all.”

On Wednesday, Chouinard announced that he and his family had transferred ownership of the $3 billion outdoor apparel company to environmental nonprofit Holdfast Collective and Patagonia Purpose Trust, which the company created to “protect the values ​​of the company”. are the new owners.

The Patagonia Purpose Trust owns 2% of the company and all of the voting stock, while the Holdfast Collective owns the remaining 98% of the company.

Patagonia will continue to be a for-profit company and a California for-profit corporation, but each year the money will be plowed back into the company first and the rest will go to the Holdfast Collective to fight climate change, said the society.

Financial contributions to address the climate crisis will total approximately $100 million each year, depending on how the company performs. Patagonia will continue to donate 1% of its annual sales to environmental non-profit organizations, consistent with previous commitments the company made recently.

Bennett has known Chouinard and his wife Malinda since 1989. He hoped the effort would inspire other companies to follow the same path.

“There is going to be a specific impact on the profits that are going to come out every year, the $100 million, but what will be harder to measure is the inspirational impact that will continue to ripple and ripple,” Bennett said. .

Patagonia Works employee Aileen Ottenweller helps put up signs during the “Fight to Stop Ventura SoCalGas Compressor” protest at Kellogg Park in Ventura in July 2021.

Chouinard founded Patagonia in Ventura nearly 50 years ago largely because of the proximity to good surf, spokesman JJ Huggins said. The company awarded its first environmental grant to the Friends of the Ventura River in the early 1970s to prevent the waves of California Street, or C Street, from being ruined by a pipeline project at the mouth of the Ventura River, he said.

“The Friends of the Ventura River have been successful and they have taught us what a small, grassroots environmental organization can accomplish,” Huggins said in a statement. “This laid the foundation for our environmental giving program. Patagonia remains deeply committed to organizations locally and around the world.”

Melissa Baffa, executive director of Ventura Land Trust, was in a car with six colleagues in New Orleans. They were heading to a hotel on Wednesday for a conference when they heard the news.

“A cheer went up in the car,” said Baffa, whose nonprofit has accepted grants from Patagonia and other professional opportunities in the past. “We’re really excited, thrilled. Patagonia has always been a great role model for doing good and doing good. We all saw this as a very positive move on their part and want other companies to follow their lead.”

The announcement sent “shockwaves” through the environmental and philanthropic community, said Ventura resident Tomás Rebecchi.

Rebecchi, Central Coast organizing manager for Food & Water Watch, said Chouinard and Patagonia have supported recent causes such as the attempted closure of a SoCalGas natural gas compressor station in Ventura and the funding of efforts to pass two local measures that would have imposed major restrictions on oil. drilling companies.

Measures A and B ultimately failed in the June primary. Rebecchi said he expects Patagonia to continue to be active on local issues.

“From top to bottom, they are all involved in protecting the planet but also in protecting Ventura,” Rebecchi said. He said Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia CEO Ryan Gellert and other company representatives attended rallies against the gas compressor.

Ryan Gellert, CEO of Patagonia Works, helps set up signs during the “Fight to Stop Ventura SoCalGas Compressor” protest at Kellogg Park in Ventura in July 2021.

Last year, Chouinard was at a rally at Kellogg Park in Ventura, and Rebecchi didn’t realize who he was. He was struck by the humility of the billionaire.

“He was there with his dog and his canes, and yeah, that definitely doesn’t give off the billionaire vibe,” Rebecchi said.

Philanthropy must be combined with civic-engaged voters to bring about real change, said Patagonia spokesperson Huggins. He said the company was inspired by the Westside Clean Air Coalition and its efforts to stop SoCalGas and its proposed modifications to the compression site near EP Foster Elementary School.

“We need more support for activists like them in Ventura County and around the world, and we need to elect more leaders who share our sense of urgency to save the planet. This is how we will influence the climate policy,” Huggins said.

Kimberly Stroud, executive director and founder of the nonprofit Ojai Raptor Center, said she was not surprised by Chouinard’s announcement. She spent 27 years in Patagonia.

“When he makes up his mind, he goes for it,” said Stroud, who worked with Chouinard for two years on some projects. “So far, it’s always been a very successful move on his part, even though everyone around him will be like, ‘What? What? No, we can’t do that. “”

Stroud is cautious about the impact of Patagonia’s decision if the company stands alone in its large-scale philanthropy.

“Unless people jump on the bandwagon to help…even with Patagonia’s big decision, it won’t be enough to stop what’s happening in this world,” she said. “So if more companies can follow this direction, we can make a difference.”

Sean Anderson, professor and chair of the environmental science and resource management program at CSU Channel Islands, said Patagonia’s actions likely won’t make an immediate difference, but may cause other companies and people to see a new way to fight climate change.

“I don’t think Patagonia itself will lead to a huge change, but if we get two or three more top companies like this, I think…we could be ready for a breakthrough type event” , said Anderson.

USA Today contributed to this report.

Wes Woods II covers West County for the Ventura County Star. Join it at [email protected]805-437-0262 or @JournoWes.

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Gastroenterology Health Partners Louisville announces move to new location in Watterson Towers at 1941 Bishop Lane in October 2022

Gastroenterology Health Partners, powered by One GI, has opened its doors for expansion. Formerly located in a suite of the Medical Arts Building on Eastern Parkway in Louisville, GHP has decided to relocate its base of operations from Central-Louisville where, beginning Monday, October 10, 2022, patients will be able to enjoy a spacious expansion at 2nd Floor of Watterson Towers, 1941 Bishop Lane, Louisville, KY 40218, located just off the Watterson Expressway at Newburg Road.

This new location will be optimally accessible – with ample disabled parking, as well as regular parking and an easily accessible lift to reach the 2nd floor. GHP staff aim to be as central as possible and easily found by new and existing patients from all areas of Louisville. In the newly renovated office space, Gastro Health Partners hopes to comfortably meet the capacity needs of its growing customer base, with unique treatment options for all patient needs.

In order to achieve these goals, GHP is pleased to announce that its new location will include an on-site research center, phlebotomy lab and infusion center – designed to accommodate 4 new infusion chairs. These new additions will come equipped with heat and massage functions, cited for “maximum comfort” and optimal patient experience.

Ultimately, GHP says the goal “was to modernize and optimize their footprint in the business.” By expanding its range of services and the space available to provide patient care, they hope that this new move will sufficiently and effectively increase patient satisfaction and improve the office visit experience.

About GHP:
As a passionate “supergroup” of highly skilled, subspecialty-trained gastrointestinal physicians and clinicians, Gastro Health Partners seeks to provide a wide range of services for all aspects of digestive health. Powered by One GI, a management service organization (MSO) dedicated to gastroenterology, GHP physicians have access to cutting-edge information, peer-reviewed research, and tools for gastroenterology success. enterology. In addition to being part of One GI, GHP places great importance on collaborating and partnering with regional procedure centers, hospitals and primary care clinicians so that patients know that the care they receive is unparalleled in the region.

GHP provides comprehensive treatment for all digestive system disorders and conditions, and also devotes a great deal of manpower and research to refining and advancing solutions. Each clinic offers a full range of gastroenterology treatments to their patients – from in-house GI pathologists and outpatient infusion and research centers to outpatient health and wellness programs. Every service offered relies on the specialization, assessment, and expert treatment of its on-site physicians – all advanced practice, GI fellowship-trained providers.

If you or a loved one is having a digestive system problem, GHP may have a solution. Contact your nearest Gastroenterology Health Partners by calling the desired location number below. Instructions for preparing for your appointment can be found on the patient page of the GHP website.

2630 Grant Line Road
New Albany, IN 47150


NEW IN OCTOBER 2022: 1941 Bishop Lane Suite 200
Louisville, Kentucky 40218

3225 Summit Square, Suite 100
Lexington, Kentucky 40509

2401 Terra Crossing Boulevard, Suite 410
Louisville, Kentucky 40245

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Preview of the 2024 Ford Mustang

After years of rumors and grainy spy photos, Ford has finally pulled the cover off the 2024 Mustang. refreshed, updated technology and a sleek new look. Ford took inspiration from fighter jets for the car’s interior and implemented motorsport-oriented features using feedback from its professional drivers.

Ford will continue to offer the Mustang in EcoBoost (turbocharged 4-cylinder) and GT (aspirated V8) variants. The classic coupe returns with a new face and the convertible has a cleaner look. Mustang fans won’t be shocked by a drastic transformation or wild features, but the car looks like a significant evolution from previous models.

  • The all-new seventh-generation Ford Mustang
  • New 4 and 8 cylinder engines are available
  • Mustang Design Series appearance package available for the first time
  • Start of sales in summer 2023

2024 Ford Mustang Blue Rear quarter view

Ford notes several upgrades and changes to the exterior of the Mustang, but the new car is instantly recognizable as The Blue Oval’s pony car. The front is now cleaner, with a sharp horizontal line defining the grille and headlights. The Mustang GT features more aggressive styling than the EcoBoost version, but both are more modern and stylish than before.

Chiseled sides and muscular fenders reinforce the profile, and the roofline sweeps almost like classic Mustang fastback models. Ford offers 11 colors for the car, and 17-inch wheels are standard. The GT comes with 19-inch wheels that buyers can upgrade to 20-inch alloys. A new Mustang Design Series Appearance Pack is available for both Mustang variants, which brings bronze alloy wheels and badging.

2024 Ford Mustang interior dashboard

Ford rebuilt the Mustang’s interior with a more driver-centric design and fighter jet touches. Cloth upholstery is standard and Ford offers microsuede/vinyl inserts. Synthetic leather and genuine leather are available, depending on trim level. Top trim adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel and offers a choice of contrast stitching. Upgraded seats, including Recaro sports buckets, are available.

The 2024 Mustang retains its 4- and 8-cylinder engine choices, but Ford says both are all-new for the car. The Mustang GT gets a 5.0-liter Coyote V8 that Ford says produces the most naturally aspirated power of any GT to date. It uses a new dual air intake box and dual throttle body design which the automaker says reduces induction loss with higher airflows. The EcoBoost’s 2.3-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder is also new.

Ford continues to offer a manual transmission for the Mustang in 2024, and a 10-speed automatic is available. The Mustang GT offers standard rev matching for finer downshifts and control when equipped with a manual.

Five available drive modes modify the behavior of the transmission, throttle and steering. They include Normal, Sport, Slippery, Drag and Track. An available Performance Pack adds a front tower brace, Torsen limited-slip differential, bigger brakes, wider rear wheels and better engine cooling. MagneRide suspension, Recaro seats and an active exhaust are available with the package.

Ford has fitted the new Mustang with a mechanical handbrake, which for some people means the car can drift. To help put the car on its side, Ford is including a unique parking brake with the Performance Pack which the automaker says allows for easier turning of the vehicle.

Ford gives the 2024 Mustang a surprisingly comprehensive list of standard driver aids and assistance systems. Every Mustang comes with Ford Co-Pilot360, and cars equipped with the Performance Pack add a new pothole mitigation system. The FordPass app and features are standard, enabling vehicle status checks and other features.

A 12.4-inch digital gauge cluster comes standard and offers neat futuristic features, including 3D animations created using a tool popular with video game developers. Ford says the gauges and lighting now have a similar copper look to the Mustang Mach-E. An available 13.2-inch touchscreen brings a single glass panel integrated with the gauge cluster.

The system runs on Ford’s Sync 4 infotainment software, which offers over-the-air updates, wireless smartphone connectivity and more.

The volume and frequency of electrification rumors surrounding the new Mustang is a good indication of where the industry is headed. General Motors will discontinue the Mustang’s most direct competitor, the Chevrolet Camaro, in 2024. The automaker has so far avoided announcing a successor. Other rumors indicate that the car will go electric for its next generation, but nothing is confirmed.

Then there’s Dodge. The national performance car brand announced it would be discontinuing the Challenger and Charger after the 2023 model year. Earlier this year, it also showed off an electric Challenger concept that looked suspiciously close to production-ready. That said, there’s no official word on when or if it will enter production.

Ford is the source of information in this article. It was accurate as of September 14, 2022, but may have changed since that date. Always confirm product details and availability with the car manufacturer’s website or your local dealership.

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Diamond District redevelopment cost set at $2.4 billion

City leaders, Flying Squirrels staff and others gathered outside the Diamond to announce the selection of a development team for the Diamond District project. (Jonathan Spiers photos)

With a development team selected for Richmond’s Diamond District project, city leaders on Tuesday celebrated the start of what is expected to be a 15-year effort with an investment totaling $2.4 billion.

At an event in The Diamond parking lot, speakers from the city, VCU and the Richmond Flying Squirrels hailed the selection of development team RVA Diamond Partners, with whom the city plans to work to replace the aging stadium and redevelop the surrounding 67-acre area. .

Among those who spoke were Flying Squirrels President Lou DiBella and COO Todd “Parney” Parnell, both of whom expressed emotion as they arrived at this point after more than a decade of promise of a new playing field.

“If you had told me when we moved here that 13 years later we would still be playing in this wonderful fun monstrosity, I would have told you you were crazy,” DiBella told the crowd.

“We’ve never felt anything but love for this city,” said Flying Squirrels President Lou DiBella.

“I’m not going to tell you that I had no doubts that we arrived here, but they left with time, because we never felt anything but love for this city.”

Choking, DiBella added, “We weren’t willing to go anywhere else.”

“It’s an emotional day for us. We’ve been dreaming of this moment for a long time,” Parnell added. “Thank you all for being here for what I feel is a truly historic day. We are incredibly grateful to everyone.

The event officially kicked off work on the first phase of the project, which is centered on replacing the 37-year-old Diamond with a new 10,000-seater stadium by the start of the 2025 season. the deadline set by Major League Baseball for all professional baseball facilities – major and minor leagues – to meet the new facility standards, which The Diamond does not.

“There’s nothing minor about any of this,” Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney told the crowd.

While the Flying Squirrels are the Double-A affiliate of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney said at the event, “There’s nothing minor about this. This is a major investment in the league for the people of Richmond.

Other speakers included representatives from RVA Diamond Partners, Jason Guillot of Richmond-based Thalhimer Realty Partners and Rufus Williams of Chicago-based investment bank Loop Capital.

They lead the team with DC-based Republic Properties Corp., whose mixed-use projects include the Port of Washington on the Georgetown waterfront. Republic’s Jordan Kramer also attended but did not comment.

“We look forward to a partnership with the city, the Flying Squirrels and VCU,” Guillot said. “The city of Richmond is literally booming, and the opportunity to create a new 67-acre neighborhood where people can live, work and play, with the beloved Flying Squirrels as the anchor tenant, is a once in a lifetime experience. opportunity.”

Jason Guillot of Thalhimer Realty Partners is among those leading the RVA Diamond Partners team.

Williams added: “Richmond is a great place to raise a family, a great place to start a business, a great place to live. For us, it’s also a great place to invest in a multi-billion dollar mixed-use development.

Tuesday’s event took place less than 24 hours after the city announced the team selection over fellow finalists Richmond Community Development Partners, led by Houston-based Machete Group, San Francisco-based JMA Ventures, and New York-based Tryline Capital.

In a statement, David Carlock of Machete Group expressed the team’s appreciation for being considered.

“We want to thank the City of Richmond for including us in a well-managed and efficient process,” Carlock said. “Our team has enjoyed working closely with the city and engaging with the community over the past few months. We would also like to congratulate the RVA Diamond Partners team and wish them the best of luck in bringing the project to life in the years to come.

Detailed project phases

A site plan for the first phase of the project shows the new stadium in the southwest corner of the Diamond District. (Images courtesy of City Records)

The announcement of the selection was officially made through an introduction of ordinances that the city council could vote on at its September 26 meeting. The ordinances include a term sheet resulting from the city’s negotiations with RVA Diamond Partners that is expected to be approved later this year.

The term sheet sets out the proposed minimum commercial terms agreed between the parties. It also shows how the first phase of the project is expected to unfold, including the construction of the new stadium, which could accommodate 8,000 people with space for 2,000 standing spectators.

RVA Diamond Partners would pay the city $16 million for the phase one property, consisting of 21.8 acres at 2728 Hermitage Road and 2907 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd.

About 6 acres of the latter property would be leased by the Richmond Economic Development Authority, which would enter into lease agreements with the Flying Squirrels and VCU for the use of the new stadium. The stadium would rise in the southwest corner of the neighborhood at Arthur Ashe Boulevard and the train tracks.

The first phase would also include at least 1,134 residential units, 20% of which would be low-income with 184 units rented at 60% of the area’s median income, 39 units at 30% AMI and 20 units reserved for social housing residents with vouchers project based.

Ninety-two residential units for sale would also be built, including 20% ​​for low-income households, including 18 units at an AMI of between 60 and 70%.

The phase would also include 58,000 square feet of retail space, approximately 1,700 structured and 50 surface parking spaces, and a 180-room hotel totaling approximately 109,000 square feet. Talks between the parties indicated that the hotel brand, which must be approved by the city, would be modeled after a Curio by Hilton boutique hotel.

To complete the phase, a public park is modeled after the crescent-shaped park envisioned in the city’s Richmond 300 master plan.

A rendering of the Diamond District development as it would appear along Arthur Ashe Boulevard.

The minimum investment in the first phase is projected at $627.6 million, contributing to a total project development cost for the entire Diamond District area of ​​$2.4 billion.

The project would involve the creation of a Community Development Authority (CDA), a form of tax increment financing that local governments can use to help fund a project using tax revenue generated over time. This revenue – from real estate, entrance fees and BPOL taxes, as well as portions of meal tax and state sales tax – would be limited to those produced only in the 67 acres. that make up the project area.

According to the condition sheet: “The redevelopment of the Diamond District site is intended to be financially self-sustaining, which means that the new development in the Diamond District will generate sufficient tax revenue to pay the Development Authority’s debt service. community (“CDA”) bond financing and additional municipal services that may be required to support new development.

After repayment of CDA’s bond debt, the project is expected to generate $156.2 million in phase one general fund revenue over a 30-year period. The rents from the stadium leases and other revenue generated from the stadiums would be used to pay debt service on the bond financing.

The term sheet states that the bond financing “shall be without recourse to the City; therefore, requiring no moral or financial obligation on the part of the City. The funding would have a special appraisal requirement which, according to the document, “obligates the developer and other future landowners in the district to pay all debt service payment shortfalls in the event that revenue generated in the CDA district would not be enough to pay the debt service payments.

RVA Diamond Partners would purchase approximately $20 million of the first series of bonds for funding.

The document also lists purchase prices for three subsequent phases. Phase 2, consisting of 7.3 acres, would be purchased for $7.3 million and close in the fourth quarter of 2027. Phase 3 (12.9 acres) would be sold to RVA Diamond Partners for $16.4 million. dollars in 2030, and phase 4 (11.9 acres) would be purchased for $28.7 million in 2033.

A public meeting about the project and the selection process is scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight at the Bon Secours Training Center at 2401 W. Leigh St. The meeting will be broadcast live. A telephone town hall is also scheduled for Tuesday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m. Instructions for participation and more information are available on the project website.

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On a private road through North Dublin housing estates, residents dream of a bus service

Getting out of the Northwood Estates can be a pain, says Danielle Itodo, halfway down Northwood Avenue on Monday, a shopping bag in her hand. “It’s such a long walk.”

From her home in Temple Court, it takes up to 15 minutes on foot to get to Swords Road, an even less pleasant journey on a rainy day like today.

Northwood Estates sits just below the M50, a patchwork of housing estates and apartment complexes in Santry, built in the 2000s and 2010s.

It also has a retail park, with big box stores like Homebase, Lidl and Mr Price, and a McDonald’s, plus a strip of smaller stores like Northwood Dry Cleaners, McCabes Pharmacy and Costa Coffee. But also, scattered throughout the estate, restaurants, hotels, offices, a gym and a retirement home.

Northwood Avenue, a two-way carriageway winds its way through the neighborhood, joining all these amenities, running from Ballymun Road in the west to Swords Road in the east.

What Northwood lacks, locals say, is a bus service that runs through it, leaving them to walk to either of the two major causeways that line the neighborhood to hop on a bus into town.

Changes under BusConnects’ plans to revamp the city’s bus network would mean new bus service that would dip into the east end of Northwood – but running along the entire avenue would do a lot more big difference, say some residents.

NTA spokesperson Kim Buckley said: ‘We are aware of some requests for bus service further into Northwood and are reviewing what options may exist for this.

A complicating factor could be that Northwood Avenue is actually a private road, owned by Northwood Management Company.

A long walk

Anna Banach, holding open the door to her building in Temple Court, says considering the walk from her house, waiting for the lights to change on Swords Road and a cushion just in case, getting into ** ** the bus can take almost 20 minutes.

“It depends on how fast you are. If you are young and walk fast, yes, it is better. But imagine someone walking slowly, a buggy,” she says.

Fifteen minutes is a long walk to get to a bus stop, says Luís Ferreira, who lives in Cedarview, another Northwood estate.

When it rains, he says, you get there wet. “And then you have to wait.”

Itodo says the length of the road is not just a problem for taking the bus. She has friends there but they may still seem far away.

“If I want to meet my friends, they have to walk here, or I have to walk down,” she said, from outside Temple Court, pointing to the bend in the road, towards Swords Road.

It also interferes with her night outings, she says, as she has to take an elevator rather than the bus. “I would have to walk all that at night, that’s not it. It’s just a little scary, and it’s just a long walk.

The nearly two-mile length of Northwood Avenue means it’s difficult to even get around the estate without a car, Banach says.

Shopping is difficult, even with a pulley cart, she says. “If you don’t have a car, it’s a nightmare. People have to take a taxi. It is too far.”

She tried to go shopping once and walk back, she said. “I stopped every few minutes, thinking, when will I be home?”

Northwood Ave. Photo by Claudia Dalby.

Also, most of the closest schools are in Ballymun, she says. “You will need at least half an hour to walk to the nearest school from here.”

Many people use the buses on nearby main roads, says Temple Court resident John Diamond.

You can see them around 8 a.m. on Northwood Avenue, Diamond says. “You see loads of people walking along the road to catch the bus into town.”

Ann Graves, Sinn Féin councilor for Fingal County Council, said residents badly needed a bus service along Northwood Avenue. “Even though it’s a local connection, to get people from Northwood to where they can get another bus,” she said.

According to BusConnects Choice Report prepared by Jarret Walker and Associates in 2017 for the NTA.

Areas that are denser and more walkable – meaning more direct walking routes and safer road crossings – are likely to have higher bus usage, according to the report.

According to the NTAsWalking and cycling index 202181% of people in the greater Dublin area live within 400 meters of a bus stop, which according to one 2012 studyis a five minute walk away.

On the table

East of Northwood Estates, several bus routes – the 16, 16D, 27B, 33 and 41 (plus 41B, 41 C and 41D services) – sweep Swords Road.

To the west of the neighborhood along Ballymun Road there are three other routes: 4, 13 and 155. To the south, the new N6 service runs along Santry Avenue.

As part of the plans for BusConnects, the redesign of the National Transport Authority (NTA) bus network, which it is gradually rolling out, the Santry area is to be served by the E-spine.

E1 service should start near the western end of Northwood Avenue at the roundabout nearest Ballymun Road, approximately 250 yards from the entrance.

“The E-Spine is currently scheduled for launch in Q3 2023,” said NTA spokesperson Kim Buckley. “This date is indicative until our detailed planning phase is complete.”

Banach at Temple Court says walking to the E1 road will be better but not great. “I don’t know if that would help much,” she said. “Of course, it would be nice to walk for a few minutes.”

From some Temple Court apartments, Google Maps estimates the roundabout to be a 1.1 mile walk.

More ideal for her though, she says — and for Northwood residents living farther east along the road — would be bus service that resumes all the way down Northwood Avenue, she says.

Cedarview resident Ferreira agrees. “If it crossed all of Northwood Avenue, it would be better, to serve everyone,” he said.

According to 2016 census, 4,787 people lived in the Northwood area – and they expect more neighbors. There are town planning requests before An Bord Pléanala, for 268 apartments built for rent and 255 apartments.

Theresidential travel plan for Whitehaven, one of the developments awaiting a planning decision, lists the BusConnects E-spine and the long-delayed Metrolink – an underground metro linking the city center to the airport past Northwood – as transport options for future residents.

There will be a carpooling system and parking spaces will be limited, the plan says, “with reduced reliance on private cars for travel”.

But a lot of people are driving in Northwood right now, says Temple Court resident Diamond.

At Cedarview, an estate in Northwood, the management company has blocked cars parked on the road, while residents say there are not enough parking spaces and/or public transport options.

Diamond says trying to get home from the bus on Ballymun and Swords Road if you’re coming back from town isn’t easy. “The bus is on the other side of a dual carriageway so you have to cross that.”

It’s pedestrian-unfriendly, he says, and a closer bus stop would solve that problem. “It would be much better and safer, and it would make public transport more attractive, if it actually started in Northwood.”

“I know people who drive for this very reason, and sometimes drive to maybe Glasnevin, park the car, then take the bus,” he says.

A private road

Diamond thinks the reason the E1 doesn’t go further into Northwood Avenue is because the road is private property.

Buckley, the NTA spokesman, said the NTA would need permission to operate a bus service there. “Since it’s a private road,” she said, without giving further details.

The NTA did not respond to questions asking whether it had asked Northwood Management Company – which the council says owns the road – if it could operate a bus route along Northwood Avenue.

Northwood Management Company did not respond to questions sent Friday asking if it had been approached by the NTA to provide bus service along Northwood Avenue, or if it had asked the NTA to put bus service there.

Roundabout on Northwood Avenue where E1 service is proposed to terminate. Photo by Claudia Dalby.

The usual process for a private road to become public is that when a residential development is carried out, the developer or most owners ask the local council to take over the development.

The council must take it on if asked to do so, a Fingal County Council spokesman said. Taking charge of the road means the council controls its operation, maintenance and upkeep of roads, lighting and similar services, they said.

The spokesman said: ‘Council has not been asked to take the road by the developer.

Diamond says it doesn’t make sense that the road isn’t public property because the public uses it.

Ferreira says he wouldn’t mind paying the maintenance fee, which he has to pay as the owner at the moment to the management company, if only Northwood residents were using the road .

But although there are barriers and a security hut, no one is prohibited from using the road, he says. “There is no private security screening at all.”

Diamond says: “It is used as a local traffic route. At this point, we’re paying double tax, because we’re paying management to, you know, ostensibly take care of the road and so on. But we already pay local property taxes to do this stuff.

Diamond says he would like residents to vote for Northwood Avenue to be taken over by council.

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East Brunswick NJ Route 18 redevelopment could be the first step

EAST BRUNSWICK — The first phase of an ambitious plan for a $500 million mixed-use redevelopment project on Highway 18 is nearing construction.

EB Development Urban Renewal, the designated developer of the Route 18 Redevelopment Area, has applied for a Preliminary and Final Master Site Plan and Preliminary and Final Subdivision Approval, for Phase I of the development comprising residential and commercial components which will be developed in several stages.

The approximately 12.9-acre property is located along the west side of southbound Highway 18, north of Lake Avenue and east of Renee Road, according to documents filed with the township.

The properties consist of 253 Route 18 and the surrounding wooded area, 257 Route 18, 259 Route 18 and 261 Route 18, depending on the township.

The devastated site, which includes the former home of GAP and The Wiz, is in dire need of redevelopment, Mayor Brad Cohen said.

“I am pleased to see that the redevelopment process is progressing as promised to residents over the past few years,” the mayor said. “It’s finally happening.”

When completed, Vermella East Brunswick will include a transportation hub, mixed-use buildings, hotel, technical center and medical office. The plan also includes restaurants with alfresco dining, shops, pedestrian walkways, bike paths, water features, a central public plaza, several open public greenways, and an outdoor amphitheater to promote gatherings and celebrations. community events, as well as an indoor and outdoor pet facility.

“We expect to start seeing construction start by the end of the year or certainly early next year,” Cohen said.

The requested approval for Phase I of the project includes a mixed-use building (Building A) containing approximately 306 residential rental units with a mix of bachelor, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units; 11,322 square feet of retail space; 12,871 square feet of retail/medical office space; 8,375 square feet of restaurant space; 676 parking spaces, including ground floor, underground and surface parking; and a building with approximately 5,160 square feet of restaurant space with 61 surface parking spaces, according to a public notice.

Earlier:The first element of the East Brunswick Route 18 redevelopment plan is in place

Earlier:East Brunswick can condemn 80 acres along Highway 18 for redevelopment, according to court rules

Existing buildings and surface parking infrastructure will be removed, according to documents.

The applicant is also requesting approval of associated driveways, utilities, landscaping and lighting, and other related site improvements to support the proposed uses.

The plan also includes consolidating the seven existing lots into three new lots, the public notice says.

The request is for overall variance relief to allow for a minimum floor-to-ceiling height of 10 feet in the proposed commercial/medical portion of Building A, where the redevelopment plan calls for a minimum of 14 feet; and a proposed new lot to contain 1.18 acres where the redevelopment plan calls for a minimum of 1.5 acres.

The request also seeks a general derogation and a waiver of exemption for certain proposed signs.

The approximately 12.9-acre property is located along the west side of southbound Highway 18, where a GAP and The Wiz once stood.

The property is located within part of Redevelopment Area 2A and Redevelopment Area 3A, collectively the Redevelopment Area, designated as an area requiring redevelopment by the Township on August 14, 2017.

The redevelopment area is subject to the Highway 18 Corridor Redevelopment Plan, which was passed by ordinance by the Township on June 25, 2018 and amended by ordinance passed by the Township on December 29, 2020.

A special hearing on the application is scheduled to take place at the planning board meeting at 7:30 p.m. on September 14.

Email: [email protected]

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Biz Briefs: DMB Tourism Awards, Wimborne BID, #BusinessSOS and Goadsby Commercial

Tourism awards semi-finals postponed as a sign of respect

The DMB Tourism Awards semi-finals for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole have been postponed as a mark of respect to the Queen.

The event was due to take place at Hoburne Park Christchurch today.

Craig Mathie

In a joint statement, Craig Mathie, Chairman of the Destination Management Board, and David Bailey, Chairman of the Judges, said: “It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen on Thursday 8th September.

“As a mark of respect, and after careful consideration, we have made the decision to postpone the semi-finalist event scheduled for Tuesday, September 13.

“The event has been planned as a celebration of tourism and during a time of national mourning we do not believe it would be appropriate for it to take place in the format planned.

“Rather than trying to completely change the format at such short notice, which would undermine the reason for celebrating the event, we believe the right decision is to postpone until after the official mourning period and Her Majesty’s funeral. . .

David Bailey

“We can confirm that the new date for the 2022 DMB Tourism Awards Semi-Finals will be Thursday 29th September at Hoburne Park Christchurch from 7pm.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank Tim Seward, who organizes the Tourism Awards events on behalf of the Board, for all his hard work and commitment to the awards.

“We appreciate that this postponement is not ideal from an organizational point of view but it is an unprecedented situation.”


Wimborne BID supports the #BusinessSOS campaign

A new campaign – #BusinessSOS – has won support from the Wimborne Business Improvement District (BID).

It was founded by organizations representing more than 150,000 retail, leisure, hospitality and tourism businesses.

They warn that the damage caused by the spiraling energy crisis is replacing the pandemic with the potential to cause irreversible damage to UK high streets and the economy.

The campaign believes mass closures and layoffs are inevitable unless the government quickly implements measures that ease the critical pressures businesses, like households, have faced since April.

The #BusinessSOS three-point plan to support struggling businesses is:

Reduce VAT

  • Overall rate reduced from 20% to 12.5%
  • Reduced business energy bills from 20% to 5% to match national billing

Business rate relief

  • 100% rate relief until March 31, 2023

Reduction of energy tariffs

  • A reduced price per kWh on all business energy bills

Fiona Harwood, pictured left, Chair of Wimborne BID, said: “Our businesses have been through so much over the last few years, and they have no recourse left.

“Without immediate government support, we will see many viable businesses shut down.

“That’s why Wimborne BID supports the Business SOS campaign on behalf of our businesses.”


Successful transactions reported by Goadsby Commercial

Goadsby Commercial’s latest offerings include:

  • The sale of 3 Trinity, 161 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth to Kemp Recruitment.

The building, which spans approximately 3,500 square feet, is part of a development of eight purpose-built freestanding offices overlooking Old Christchurch Road with parking to the rear in a gated car park.

The bid price was £500,000.

Kemp Recruitment intends to extensively renovate the building to create a high quality working environment for its staff and clients.

Goadsby acted for a private client.

  • Lease of 1 Axis 31, Woolsbridge Industrial Estate, Three Legged Cross, to New Forest Clothing Co Ltd.

The premises include a new 11,270 square foot detached factory/warehouse with 36 parking spaces.

The eave height is 8m and the unit is located at the entrance to the new 26 acre business park and prominence on busy Ringwood Road.

The ground floor is 10,032 square feet and there are 1,238 square feet of office space on the first floor.

Listing rent was £115,000 per annum exclusive and New Forest Clothing signed a ten year lease.

Chris Wilson, pictured left, Director of Goadsby Commercial, said: “We were confident there would be good demand for such a prestigious building.

“An off-market rental was agreed at a very early stage when only the steel frame had been erected.

“There are still a number of lands available on Axis 31 which can offer high rise warehouse/industrial design and build solutions of 10,000-50,000 sq ft at a rental reflecting £10.50/ 10.75 per square foot.

Goadsby acted on behalf of Woolsbridge Estates LLP.

  • Rental unit G2 The Fulcrum, Poole.

Unit G2 is industrial/warehouse space with 6.4m eaves, open ground floor warehouse/workshop with first floor mezzanine, electric roller shutter door, washroom for men and women, a kitchenette and assigned parking.

The premises are approximately 5,443 square feet and the rent offered was £39,950 per year exclusive.

Joshua Adamson, pictured left, of Goadsby Business Space, said: ‘We were delighted to have secured a rental with Eco Safe Heating Ltd who were actively seeking larger premises in the Poole area.

Goadsby Commercial acted on behalf of a long-time client.

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Week in Review: Beijing BoomRay Closes $43 Million Round for New Radionuclide Drugs


Offers and financing

Beijing BoomRay Pharma, a joint venture between WuXi AppTec (OTCPK: WUXIF) and Peking University, closed a $43 million Series A funding to develop novel radionuclide drugs that integrate diagnosis and treatment (see story). The The company intends to focus on nuclear drugs for new targets, as well as delivery and platform technologies. It has already built a radionuclide drug development platform with the help of WuXi AppTec. Round A was led by Sequoia Capital China, with participation from Riverhead Capital, Tianfu Sanjiang Asset Management, Puhua Capital, CTS Capital, Life Park Venture Fund and Shenzhen Jinshen Investment.

Nanjing Frontier Biotechnologies (SHA: 688221) completed a $29 million private placement to secure the development of its novel small molecule for COVID-19, bofutrelvir (FB2001). Bofutrelvir is a SARS-CoV-2 3CL protease inhibitor currently in clinical trial for hospitalized patients requiring post-exposure prophylaxis for COVID-19. Founded in 2013, Frontier is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical focused on unmet medical needs for HIV treatment and pain management. A total of 19 investors participated in the financing, including Lord Abbett, UBS AG and Aeon Life.

Hangzhou CellOrigin Biotech will collaborate with Qilu Pharma to develop ready-to-use chimeric antigen receptor macrophages (CAR-iMAC) using induced pluripotent stem cells (IPSC) for cancer immunotherapy. CellOrigin focuses on immune cell therapies (macrophages, NK cells) based on genetically modified pluripotent stem cells. He uses metabolomic and transcriptomic analysis as well as CRISPR-Cas9 functional screening of iPSCs to create new ready-to-use allogeneic therapies against cellular cancer. Founded in 1958, Jinan Qilu offers more than 300 products in China. Both companies will contribute to the development of CAR-iMAC candidates.

Vernalis Research has formed a research collaboration with Unison Medicines to design small molecules for an undisclosed and difficult-to-target bacterial site. Vernalis is a Cambridge, UK-based drug discovery company that was acquired by Chengdu HitGen (SHA: 688222) in 2020. Unison, a Cambridge, MA startup, develops new drugs for drug-resistant infections. Vernalis will use its drug discovery technology to find small molecules for the Unison target, which was previously considered non-drug. Unison will fund the work of Vernalis and be responsible for payment of milestones and royalties on all revenue. Vernalis contributed to Unison’s first round of funding.

Tests and approvals

Tianjin CanSino Biologics (OTCPK: CASBF; SHA: 688185; HK: 06185) reported that an aerosol version of its COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for use in China as a COVID booster vaccine (see story). CanSino pointed to preliminary study results showing the inhaled vaccine provided immunity after a single dose, but the company did not release detailed efficacy results. The Company’s COVID-19 vaccine, which is delivered by an adenovirus type 5 vector, is 65% effective in preventing all symptomatic COVID-19 disease and 90% effective in preventing severe disease. CanSino has partnered on the COVID vaccine with the Beijing Institute of Biotechnology, Academy of Military Medical Sciences.

Nanjing InxMed has initiated a pivotal Phase II trial in China of its lead drug, an oral selective focal adhesion kinase (FAK) inhibitor, in patients with recurrent platinum-resistant ovarian cancer (PROC ). InxMed develops innovative therapies that target drug resistance and metastasis in hard-to-treat solid tumors. The phase II study will test IN10018 in combination with pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) in patients with PROC. At ASCO 2022, InxMed reported that the combination regimen showed antitumor efficacy and a good safety profile in PROC patients.

Beijing Genor Biopharma (HK:6998) has dosed the first patient in a Phase I/II clinical trial in China of GB261, a CD20/CD3 bispecific antibody, which will enroll patients with lymphoma/leukemia. GB261 is the first T-Cell Engager with ultra-low affinity to bind CD3 and has Fc compatible functions (ADCC and CDC). Genor claims that GB261 inhibits the proliferation of rituximab resistant cancer cells in in vitro assays and in vivo models with a lower level of cytokine release. The trial will enroll patients with relapsed or refractory B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocyte lymphoma.

CASI Pharma (CASI) and Stockhom’s BioInvent (OTCPK: BOVNF; Stockholm: BINV) have administered the first patient in a Phase I trial in China of their novel cancer immunotherapy (see story). The trial will test BI-1206, a first-in-class fully human mAb targeting FcγRIIB, in combination with rituximab for relapsed/refractory non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). In 2020, CASI acquired the Chinese rights to the candidate from BioInvent in a $95 million deal. According to BioVent, FcyRIIB is a unique inhibitory antibody checkpoint that unlocks cancer immunity. CASI is a Maryland company that brings new drugs to China.

Disclosure: None.

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Handicap spaces should go to those who need them most – Nanaimo News Bulletin

For the editor,

I have been disabled since 2020 – the guy who had a motorcycle accident on Hammond Bay Road on Easter Monday. I now have less of a left leg. It was my favorite leg.

As a disabled person, I am constantly frustrated with the overabundance of dozens of disabled parking spaces designed for people like me – which are always full of people who don’t look like me.

Of course, many people have imperceptible reasons for needing a disabled parking space, but it is quite obvious that this privilege – or more precisely “necessity” – is not a real necessity for the majority of those occupying the necessary parking spaces.

After two years of parking in these designated spots, I have yet to meet another person in a wheelchair. What I saw were hundreds of people parking up, hanging up their permits and walking straight into the mall or supermarket without any medical help. No cane, no walker, no crutches and certainly no wheelchair.

The eligibility requirements in the permit application are as follows: the applicant has a disability that affects their mobility and ability to walk specifically, the applicant cannot walk 100 meters without risk to their health, and/or the applicant requires the use of an aid to cover any distance.

We all know that crossing one of the buildings mentioned above is like walking a few kilometers on the course or going shopping.

I have now got into the habit of checking parking permits on passenger vehicles. You guessed it, lots of expired permits, falsified permits, new holes drilled under a later year’s date, etc. Even after losing my leg, I only got a permit for one year.

I would like the police to park their car at the edge of the big box store parking lot and inspect the permits of every driver parking in a handicapped cab. I bet they’d run over dozens of people in a day. So far, this violation has no consequences. Nobody checks, nobody writes tickets, and those who really need the spaces end up driving until one opens.

When I look at the person parked in the handicapped spot next to me, they can’t even look me in the eye as I pull out my wheelchair. In that moment, you can see their consciousness awaken to what a “real” disabled person looks like as they walk away, unaided, to go shopping.

Nathaniel Olson, Nanaimo

The views and opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are those of the author and do not reflect the views of Black Press or the Nanaimo News Bulletin.

Letter Policy: Letters should not exceed 250 words and will be edited. Preference is given to letters expressing an opinion on matters of local interest or responding to articles published in the newsletter. Include your address (it will not be published) and a first name or two initials and a last name. Unsigned letters will not be published.

Mail: Letters, Nanaimo News Bulletin, 777 Poplar St., Nanaimo, BC V9S 2H7

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Someone deserves a good spanking

Years ago I went to a Tigers game in Detroit and as always I parked on a side street in one of the nearby neighborhoods because in my view of cheap paying to park is a violation of 11e Commandment.

As I was getting out of my car, a young boy of about 12 or 13 approached me and said he would watch my car for a dollar. Again, ignoring my surroundings, I thanked him but passed on his offer. I figured I needed every dollar I had to pay for the $8 beer inside the stadium.

After the game, we arrived at my car and noticed to our surprise that the passenger side window had been smashed and the contents of my glove compartment were strewn across the street. Nothing was missing, but the point was clear: this was the price I paid for refusing to give this kid a dollar.

In a world filled with crime, I was very lucky. Malicious damage to my car was one of the few incidents I experienced. Until last week.

I received a text from my credit card company stating that there was strange activity on my account and that I should check my statement to determine if their suspicions were correct. Sure enough, there was some very suspicious activity going on and I’m not talking about the staggering interest rate.

So I immediately called the number and it was confirmed that I had been the victim of fraud. Someone somewhere, probably Russia, got hold of my number and made a few purchases that were small, but the amounts were sure to go to big screen TVs or diamond jewelry if their devious plans weren’t not arrested.

I was not happy. Here I am, playing by the rules, and I’m a victim, like millions of others, of credit card fraud. It ticked me off. And I thought to myself, what kind of degenerate bastards are these thieves? And the answer came quickly: they were not sons of Julia Kisonas, that’s for sure.

I grew up in fear of doing wrong. Not only did I have too much respect for my father to disappoint him with criminal activity, but I was totally afraid of the consequences of my mother. She was disciplining the old school, not like today.

I will never forget the day I stalked her when I was young. Yes, I remember very far. And do you know why ? Because we were walking down the street, in broad daylight, past the neighbors, when she stopped, knocked off my underwear and spanked me. It may not be acceptable today, but it worked. I never did it again and the memory stayed with me for over 50 years.

I soon learned that if I got this for talking, I could imagine the punishment for something like stealing. No thanks.

Fortunately, the credit card company caught the thieves before they could do any real damage. And I’m sure they’ll never get caught. But if they did, I would like to suggest their punishment.

Ray Kisonas is the regional editor of The Monroe News and The Daily Telegram. He can be reached at [email protected]

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Shull’s aspiration was to create “timeless beauty” with Deneuve Construction – BizWest

BOULDER – From retail to institutions to housing, Philip Shull’s company has built it all. She has specialized in recent years in projects that provide affordable housing, including housing that allows homeless people to find shelter and services.

Shull, the founder of Deneuve Construction Services, trading name of Deneuve Design Inc., will be among six individuals or groups to be inducted on September 15 at the Boulder County Business Hall of Fame. Lunch will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Boulder.

Shull, 75, came to Boulder in 1965 from Arvada to attend the University of Colorado where he earned a degree in psychology. He has lived in the community ever since, with his life partner Christine Kimura.

While his degree may have been in the social sciences – a science that links human behavior and the human mind to the natural sciences – construction and design were in his blood. Shull’s father was an architect, and young Shull had been fascinated by design and manufacturing processes, especially woodworking, since his teenage years. After a short stint as a carpenter, he founded Deneuve Construction Services in 1973 and has produced buildings ever since, including projects in 14 states.

He named his company after French actress Catherine Deneuve. “I saw her as representing classic European style and timeless beauty,” Shull told BizWest. Shull intended to design a line of distinctive furniture using this name, but did not. Instead, it became the name of his company and defined the quality of work he would do over the decades. [Catherine Deneuve has acted in films since 1957. In 1992, she was nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award for her role in Indochine.]

Deneuve Construction’s projects include more than 300 restaurants, grocery stores, medical clinics, custom homes, schools, churches, retail establishments, community centers, condominiums, and most recently, hundreds of affordable housing units throughout Colorado.

Affordable housing projects that provide alternatives for people experiencing homelessness and those that include access to useful services to combat veterans or homeless teenagers are part of the company’s portfolio. Energy efficiency has also become a hallmark of the company.

The Attention Homes project in Boulder received an Eagle Award in 2020 from Housing Colorado. Guadalupe Apartments in Greeley is another project recognized for the services it provides.

Shull sold a majority stake in his company to David Garabed in 2019 but remains engaged as an executive adviser.

His civic activity has also been wide-ranging, including the Boulder Urban Renewal Authority, which oversaw the redevelopment of the Crossroads Mall and the development of the St. Julien Hotel; CAGID, which operates the city center car parks; the Boulder Chamber and its Community Development Council; the Boulder Planning Board and the Chautauqua Association Board of Directors.

He and Christine ran their historic home as a bed and breakfast and ran the BookEnd Café and Riffs restaurant for 30 years at Pearl Street Mall. These efforts provided a home for his collection of architectural antiquities.

He loves classical music, jazz, crime mysteries, puzzles, their little apartment in Umbria, Italy, his electric bike, essays by Ann Patchett and David Sedaris, and all of Christine’s cooking.

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Dominion Hills |

Perched high along Wilson Boulevard to Route 66 and Westover is the charming neighborhood of Dominion Hills.

This beautiful community of modest, mostly brick homes is surrounded by parks, green spaces and recreation areas. Dominion Hills offers a convenient lifestyle with something to do for everyone.

The neighborhood’s grassy acre and bustling playground includes Dominion Hills Park, three multi-use trails, and the spectacular Bon Air Park and Rose Garden – providing the opportunity to be in nature in just minutes.

Activities are plentiful in Dominion Hills. Stay at Bon Air Park for a game of tennis or walk the short distance to the skate park and recreation ground at Powhatan Springs Regional Park. For summer fun, join the Dominion Hills Pool at the Dominion Hills Recreation Center. Need more options? There is non-stop activity at Upton Hill Regional Park where you can choose from Ocean Dunes Water Park, Mini Golf, Upton Climb and Batting Cages.

Located approximately five miles from Washington, DC and close to Interstate 66 and Routes 50 and 7.

Dominion Hills is a great place for commuters no matter which direction you are heading. Want to leave the car at home? Dominion Hills is a few miles from the East Falls Church and Ballston metros.

Head to the Dominion Hills Center for dining and shopping. The newest restaurant is the Meridian Pint where neighbors can meet in their outdoor patio for beer, burgers and game night.

The Civic Association sponsors several family-oriented social events, most of them held in Dominion Hills Park.

Powhatan Springs Skate Park: The beautifully renovated, award-winning 17,000 square foot skate park is one of Powhatan Springs Park’s most popular features. It has a combination of old school and street elements, including two bowls, a snake area, and a street area.

Upton Hill Regional Park: Upton Hill Regional Park offers visitors a forested oasis in the heart of Northern Virginia’s most densely populated region. A large outdoor water park is a sparkling attraction in this wooded urban park.

Bon Air Park Rose Garden: Bon Air Park has a beautiful memorial rose garden which offers over 120 different varieties of roses and is often a favorite venue for weddings. The Arlington Rose Foundation serves as a partner to advise and help promote the planting. Enjoy the gardens of azaleas, shade, sun and ornamental trees. Arlington’s Master Gardeners maintain sunny and shady gardens to use as teaching tools for local gardeners. This sprawling 24-acre park also includes playgrounds, picnic areas with charcoal grills, and a trail.

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Aberdeenshire Council offers a transport link to Balmoral Castle

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For those wishing to pay their respects to Her Majesty The Queen at Balmoral following her death, Park and Ride facilities will operate from Ballater and Braemar from 10am to 7pm daily for those wishing to leave floral tributes and pay their respects at the gates of the Balmoral Castle.

Access to the castle gates by road is not permitted, but parking spaces for disabled cars will be provided in the Crathie Bridge coach park.

Only floral tributes will be permitted – no other items such as candles, stuffed animals or photographs should be brought.

The Ballater Park and Ride will operate from Monaltrie Park from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

The Braemar Park and Ride will start and end next to Braemar Castle from 10:00am to 7:00pm daily.

Many have already gone to the entrance of the castle to pay their respects. Photo: Lewis McBlane

Aberdeenshire Council also directed people to the online condolence book on the Royal Family’s website.

While people will be able to visit Balmoral to pay their respects to the Queen using a park and ride service set up by the council, other local sites are also accepting floral tributes –

Banff: Deveron Community Center, Bellevue Rd.

Fraserburgh: Fraserburgh Community Centre, Maconochie Place.

Peterhead: Buchan House, St. Peter’s Street.

Mintlaw: Coach House Visitor Centre, Aden National Park.

Ellon: Elon Regional Office, Neil Ross Square.

Turriff: Towie House.

Inverurie: Inverurie War Memorial.

Westhill: Denman Park.

Stonehaven: Viewmount, Arduthie Rd.

Stonehaven: Stonehaven Leisure Centre.

Alford: Community Garden, Alford Community Campus.

Banchory: George V Park.

Banchory: War Memorial.

Huntly: War Memorial.

Ballater: Parish Church of Glen Muick.

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Reality TV star brings Gas Monkey restaurant to Lewisville – Cross Timbers Gazette | Denton County South | mound of flowers

Richard Rawlings, photo courtesy of Centurion American

Richard Rawlings, made famous by the Discovery Channel’s ‘Fast N’ Loud’ series, recently announced plans to bring a new restaurant, live music venue and more to a single site in Lewisville.

Rawlings, the famed owner of Gas Monkey Garage in Dallas, previously announced a new Gas Monkey Bar & Grill location in Richardson, set to open next year. The second location is coming soon to the old Zone Action Park location, 1951 North Summit Ave., which closed in May 2020 at the height of COVID-19 restrictions. Rawlings had previously had a few restaurants/venues with the same or similar names, but these closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new development – which has been approved by the Lewisville City Council – includes a restaurant, bar, outdoor patio, stage, lawn and classic cars, and it will also revive the closed go-kart track and mini- golf on site and will add at least one ride, according to city documents. An opening date has not been announced.

Rawlings is partnering with Refined Hospital Concepts – a management company that recently opened three restaurants on the Flower Mound River Walk – to create a destination focused on family entertainment during the day and live music at night, according Dallas Cultural Map.

Rawlings is also auctioning off most of its classic car collection — more than 25 cars and motorcycles — right now. Bidding ends Wednesday. Click here for more information.

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TPC Sawgrass Removes Cameron Smith’s Parking Spot After LIV Golf Move

The inevitable news that Cameron Smith had moved on to the LIV Golf Invitational series finally came to light ahead of the Boston Invitational which was won by Dustin Johnson.

The collective sigh could be heard across the golfing world as the Champion Golfer of the Year, a player at the peak of his powers, apparently picked the bags of millions that LIV is offering on a PGA Tour legacy.

As with all other defectors, Smith has been suspended by the Tour and he will not be allowed to return as confirmed by Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan at the Tour Championship.

As reported by Golfweek, TPC Sawgrass wasted no time in removing Smith’s privileges from the famed site. In March, the 29-year-old beat Anirban Lahiri en route to winning the Players Championship.

Both of these players moved to LIV and TPC Sawgrass made their own change by removing Smith’s personal parking space and replacing it with a sign that read: “Tour players only”.

Unfortunately, photos of his winning moments were also removed from the walls of the clubhouse and a replica bag with his clubs was also removed from the pro shop.

Smith is set to become the latest player to be eradicated from the minds of golf fans who remain obsessed with the PGA Tour. Looks like the likes of Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka are now distant thoughts.

After winning the Claret Jug at St Andrews in July, Smith declined to comment on his future. When a player takes a defensive approach to such a question, it usually only means one thing.

He said goodbye to his place in the international team for the Presidents Cup, which was named today. Lahiri, Marc Leishman and Joaquin Niemann have also sealed their fates by joining Greg Norman’s controversial new tour.

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“Parking fees too high for Bulawayo”

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Yvonne Ncube, Chronic Correspondent

Businesses and resident associations in BULAWAYO have insisted that the fees for the new parking system set up by the Bulawayo City Council (BCC) in partnership with the private company Tendy Three Investments (TTI) are exorbitant.

The Bulawayo City Council Revenue Hall

This was said during a dialogue organized by the Public Policy Research Institute of Zimbabwe (PPRIZ) in collaboration with other non-governmental organizations at a hotel in Bulawayo on Friday evening which sought to address the implications of the new parking system.

Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association (BPRA), Bulawayo Vendors and Traders Association (BVTA), BCC, TTI, Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce, Simbisa Brands and researchers participated in the indaba.

Participants noted that high parking fees are now affecting businesses in the central business district (CBD).

Professor Reinford Khumalo, a public policy researcher who wrote about the parking system, started the conversation by saying that while the city has to charge for parking services, the parking cost of $1 per hour is excessive for Bulawayo. .

ZNCC’s Mr Mduduzi Ncube said the BCC did not consult the companies when implementing the fees. “Businesses are concerned that BCC and TTI did not consult with the business sector when developing the pricing system, which turned out to be an additional transaction cost. BCC has always consulted stakeholders on new developments. For example, in December, the 8th Avenue Mall Annual Stakeholders were engaged by BCC, but this time we were not called for this meeting which would have taken place.

“This affected business and the price of transactions the company might want to make at any given time. Tenants fled, for example, the First Mutual Life building on 10th Avenue, the Pioneer building as well as the Old Mutual building also on 8th Ave. All of these spaces have been left vacant as businesses have had to locate out of the central business district where customers are fleeing, to escape high parking fees. As a result, the business fraternity has been greatly affected” , said Mr. Ncube.

BVTA representative, Mr. Michael Ndiweni, said the BCC should consider the economic size of the city before setting the parking fee.

Executive Director of Bulawayo Vendors and Traders Association Mr. Michael Ndiweni

“We believe parking pricing should be indexed to Bulawayo’s economic size to see if $1 per hour is viable for city residents. Right now it seems that people are being criminalized for owning cars and charging them very high fees.

“People have started going to the outskirts leaving the CBD deserted, this will one day result in young people employed by TTI not getting their salaries because there is no money generation when the cars don’t come more to CBD.

“We are asking that the fees be reviewed to see if there will be any changes in parking usage. I have spoken to business people who have complained about losses since the new parking services started. The topic of decentralization has been overplayed, Nkulumane complex and Entumbane complex are empty as businesses have moved to the CBD. The BCC should address these issues if it really wants to decongest CBD,” Mr. Ndiweni said.

Mr. Thembelani Dube of BPRA said the BCC should engage residents before signing contracts.

Mr. Thembelani Dubé

“As much as we value public-private partnerships, we are concerned about how these developments are brought to the people of Bulawayo. We have concerns about the companies that are brought in and the contracts that are signed noting that we have not yet seen much development in the Egodini project which is of a similar nature. We are afraid that when you follow most of the contracts made by BCC, there will be no results. So it becomes worrisome if there is no broad consultation.

“As far as TTI is concerned, we think that if the inhabitants had been involved in the drafting of the tariffs, we would have reached a sustainable figure for everyone. If the residents hadn’t been making noise, maybe the prices would still be US$1 for 30 minutes. Also, if residents hadn’t made noise, people would still pay the same amount for every five minutes of parking in a different location. While some of our challenges as residents are being looked at, US$1 an hour is still not sustainable,” Dube said.

He said there was a need to decentralize CBD services.

“You have to disconcert the city center services to talk about decongestion. Bulawayo is a multi-nuclear model, so there is no need for someone from Emakhandeni to come to the CBD to buy goods and services, but there is the Entumbane complex. These are the things BCC should be looking at when looking to decongest CBD rather than overburdening residents,” Dube said.

Mr. Vusisizwe Sibanda, speaking on behalf of the council, indicated that while parking pricing has not changed significantly, the efficiency of fee collection has improved.

“We can all agree that the reason people are crying now that parking is expensive is because of the greater efficiency it has brought to the city. 30-minute parking spots as of 2009 cost $0.76, or $1.52 for an hour, but since the fundraising efficiency wasn’t there, many people didn’t think the parking was so expensive. . The 25-page parking disc booklet then cost US$19.

“The new parking system costs $1 an hour. If you opted for the same price as previously advertised, we would actually pay more. The city has about 200,000 cars, and the large-scale implemented parking management would be 7,200 spaces. So when we look at it from that perspective, you will realize that the number of cars in the city does not match the parking spaces,” he said.

Mr Sibanda said the main purpose of the new parking system is to decongest CBD.

“Buildings like LAPF House, Old Mutual and Pioneer House, we consider that each business now occupies one or two offices and if these people are all supposed to park on the street, it would mean that all their customers would have to look elsewhere to park. One of the main purposes for which the system was put in place was to decongest so that we were able to manage the parking lot in such a way that someone going to Edgars could find a parking space at any time of the day.

“The prevailing situation in the city was that people were parking their cars all day. This means that if 7,200 people park their cars all day, the largest percentage, which is around 90%, has no space to park their car. This often forced some people to park on the street, making it difficult for motorists to get around. As a city, we had to deal with this because it’s not the normal way,” he said.

He said street parking was not intended for people parking for long hours, but for customers.

“You will also find that when planning this city, there were plenty of parking spaces, especially for businesses, but these parking spaces are no longer used for what they were intended. For example, at Haddon and Sly’s, the whole place behind it is supposed to be a parking lot for people working in the building, but because the owner decided to make more money, he rented the space out to someone to do a car sale and other spaces are locked.

“These parking spaces are the ones for long hours, street parking is not for long hours, it is for customers who buy and leave. Street parking is not a garage where someone can park all day. These are things that most people are unaware of – that for every 100 square meters there is an apartment building parking lot,” Mr Sibanda said.

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Oakhill Veterinary Center Set to Expand to Goosnargh Premises

Site location Photo: Google Maps

Plans have been submitted for the construction of a two storey veterinary building (use class E) which will support the current use of Oakhill Veterinary Center on Langley Road through the provision of new facilities and the reconfiguration and to the extension of the existing car park.


The application site is in open countryside and in a split zone between Broughton and Goosnargh. Currently the site is used as a grass paddock in association with the veterinary centre.

The proposed development will support ongoing operations at the veterinary center by providing suitable accommodation for the team of farm vets.

The center continues to grow and invest due to nearby growth of new housing. Along with this expansion, additional and more functional parking is needed to support staff and visitors across the site.

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Oakhill Veterinary Center at Goosnargh Pic: Google Maps
Oakhill Veterinary Center at Goosnargh Pic: Google Maps

To support the continued use of the center during the development works, porta-cabins were approved on site for a period of three years as part of a previous planning application.

A total of 61 new parking spaces will be provided, including three electric charging spaces and six spaces for people with reduced mobility

Existing vehicle access to Langley Lane would not be affected by the proposals.

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Cassidy and Ashton’s planning statement on behalf of Oakhill Veterinary Centre, said: ‘The design of the building seeks to complement its surroundings and make the most of the land available.

“The building will be two-storey with a maximum height of 9.8m.

“The length of the building would be 20.015m and the width 16.190m. The interior floor space on both floors amounts to 602.6 m².

“It is considered that the building would be seen in the context of the surrounding buildings on the site and would not appear incongruous.”

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Line Investments & Property Confirms Commercial Lease Agreements for More Than 80% of Silicon Central

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Shopping center and management division Lulu Group International, Line Investments & Property announces the arrival of a host of strategically curated new brands aboard Silicon Central, a new two-story retail and leisure destination levels at Dubai Silicon Oasis.

Brands appealing to savvy shoppers include Defacto, OVS, Forever 21, Calliope, Flo, Terranova, Bella Maison, Splash, Penti, Max, Cotton On, Babyshop and catering to fitness enthusiasts is UFC Gym at the forefront of technology.

Ensuring a healthy mix of services, pharmacies, cafes, exchange houses and lifestyle brands, the lettings team has revealed confirmed tenants which include major groups like Alshaya Group, Landmark Group, Sharaf Retail, Step In and Brands For Less.

Confirmed F&B outlets are Starbucks, Illy Café, Papparoti, Famous Dave, Yuchi, Bloomsbury, Friends Avenue Café, McDonalds, Jollibee, Raju Omelet, Pizza Sabbioni, Asli Beirut, Gazebo, Kamat, Bosphore, Clove Tree, Bhukkad Cafe, Il Forno, Wingstop, Haagen Daz,

Confirmed service and lifestyle brands are Smokers Centre, Lulu Exchange, Al Ansari Exchange, Life Pharmacy, Du Telecom, Medicina, Al Futtaim Fast Fit, DOCIB, Tips & Toes, Companion Salon, Portofino beauty Clinic, Cutting Edge, Supertrim, Orange Hub and UFC Gymnasium.

Mr. Salim MA, Director of Lulu Group, said: “We have taken particular time to confirm tenants to ensure that we have the right combination of brands and service providers required for the community that would make the success of the mall. We’ve had great feedback on having the largest Lulu hypermarket in Silicon Central in a shopping mall filled with plants, water and natural light, recreating an oasis in the city. We are also an eco-friendly project, using state-of-the-art technologies for waste management, energy saving and offering electric charging stations in the parking area.”

With a total of 81,500 m² GLA and 3,500 parking spaces, Silicon Central will offer a wide range of brands designed to ensure total customer satisfaction. In addition to the unique shopping experience, a diverse range of dining options will include 24 casual restaurants and cafes as well as 21 food courts, making it the perfect place to catch up with friends and families in a pleasant atmosphere. or to enjoy a quick snack on the go.

A wide range of entertainment options are also on offer, including a 7,800m2 department store, 12-screen cinema, 6,800m2 family entertainment center, including a 2,000m2 next-generation entertainment center to keep kids and adults active, plus a 2,500m2 gym to keep the community fit. It’s all about comfort and accessibility.

Silicon Central is considered a new landmark in Dubai, strategically positioned 12 km from the city center and 15 km from Dubai Airport in Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubai’s first eco-sustainable neighborhood focused on low footprint carbon, AI and technology. Silicon Central is strategically located near the Dubai Al Ain Road where more than 350,000 cars pass by daily and the mall aims to provide a host of new retail outlets to the nearby community of 400,000 people as well as students frequenting the universities in the university town.

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Slow Speed ​​Chase Leads To Escape, Drug Charges | News, Sports, Jobs

A slow-speed chase through town has a local man facing charges of fleeing from police and DUI.

Leonzor Dell Jones, 44, of Altoona, was arraigned Wednesday before Magistrate District Judge Daniel C. DeAntonio on a felony charge of fleeing or attempting to evade an officer; DUI controlled substance misdemeanor charges, drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia; and summary charges of driving with a suspended license and failing to use turn signals. He was released on an unsecured bond of $15,000 and is due back for a preliminary hearing on September 21.

According to court documents, an Altoona police officer spotted a white VW sedan randomly parked in two parking spots, at an angle, at Chestnut Avenue Sheetz. After Jones entered the car, he backed up very slowly and carefully pulled the vehicle straight into a parking space, police said. A female passenger then entered the vehicle and Jones backed up at an unusually slow speed, according to court documents.

Police followed Jones as he turned onto Lexington Avenue, without using a turn signal, crossed the Eighth Street Bridge and turned west onto Seventh Avenue. Police attempted to park the vehicle near 10th Street and Seventh Avenue, but Jones continued, turning south then east on Sixth Avenue to Eighth Street to Fifth Avenue until to Third Street to Fourth Street to First Street, then east on Second Avenue, where it stopped on the 100 block of Second Avenue.

Jones’ speed never exceeded 20 mph during the chase, police said.

During a search for Jones, police found $246. A search for the woman returned $365. In plain sight in the vehicle, police found a locked box and a clear bag containing 11 ounces of marijuana. The car was towed to the APD parking lot and, using a search warrant, police found an electronic scale and two Schedule 3 pills.

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‘Nowhere to Go’: Soaring Rents and 95% Occupancy Leave Tulsans Without Affordable Housing | Local News

Too hot to enter his apartment, which had a broken air conditioner, DJ Griffin sat in his car with the windows rolled down to catch a late afternoon breeze. But the parking lot was not very comfortable either. Garbage was piled up next to the fence. Knee-high weeds grew along the sidewalk. And the Stonebrook apartment complex itself seemed almost deserted, with shuttered windows and ripped off bits of siding.

“I’m over this place,” Griffin said. “I’m done with it.”

Griffin was notified a week ago that he will soon have to move to have his unit renovated. And when it’s ready to be occupied again, the rent will triple, Griffin said, he was told.

“I had already looked for another place, anyway,” he said with a shrug. But he just can’t find a vacant apartment to rent.

“At this point,” Griffin said, “I could sleep in my car.”

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Tulsa’s rental occupancy rate is over 95%, pushing rents to record highs, according to local housing officials. By some estimates, the average Tulsa apartment now rents for $904 a month, down from $838 at the start of the year.

“People have nowhere to go,” said Shandi Campbell, director of the Landlord Tenant Resource Center in Tulsa, “especially if they have any housing barriers,” such as a previous eviction or criminal record.

“Anything landlords might look for in a background check becomes a hindrance,” Campbell said. “It’s hard for anyone to get a second chance right now.”

Stonebrook, a low-rent complex near 41st Street and East 130th Avenue, epitomizes the local housing crisis, officials said. Most tenants have already left as the resort stopped renewing leases to make way for renovations. And most of the remaining tenants will have to leave by November or December, officials said.

When the renovations are complete, current tenants will almost certainly not be able to afford to move in again. Many of them are several months behind on rent as it is, officials said.

An executive owner of the complex declined to comment, except to note that property managers are working with local agencies to help tenants find alternative places to live.

Rents are skyrocketing across the country. Rents rose, on average, 19.3% last year in the 50 largest U.S. metro areas, including Tulsa, according to national surveys.

Nowhere has faced bigger jumps than Miami, Florida, where rents soared 50% last year. Several other cities, including Tampa, Orlando, San Diego, Las Vegas, Austin and Memphis, saw spikes of more than 25%.

Tulsa, by comparison, remains quite affordable, with the average rent rising “only” 12% in the past year, officials said. But that’s no comfort to people who were already stretching to pay their rent.

Even before the recent increases, 46% of Tulsa’s renter households — or about 35,000 families — were “cost-loaded,” meaning they spent more than 30% of their income on housing, according to data from the town.

“Housing costs just overwhelm people,” Campbell said.

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Chapman will open a park for hunting geese | News, Sports, Jobs

Times Observer photo by Josh Cotton A group of Canada geese had taken up residence beside the dam at Chapman State Park on Thursday morning. While the first goose hunting seasons open on Saturday, goose hunting in Chapman won’t begin until next Tuesday.

Parts of Chapman State Park will be open for early Canada goose hunting starting next week.

The statewide season opens Saturday and runs through September 24, according to a park release, and is specifically “designed to reduce nuisance goose populations.”

But Chapman State Park won’t open to such a hunt until Tuesday, the day after Labor Day weekend.

“Typically there are 70 to 80 geese that populate the park during the summer months,” Chapman Park Superintendent Robert Sweeney said.

These numbers are falling as some have already started migrating “but the northern migrating geese,” he added, “will be stopping at the park for the remainder of the year providing opportunities for hunters.”

According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, the Canada goose population had “fallen dangerously” in the early 20th century due to unrestricted hunting. Commission websites “strict law enforcement, wildlife management practices and increased agriculture” with the reversal of the trend to the point that it “There are probably more honkers on the mainland now than when the pilgrims landed.”

A limited portion of the park is open for goose hunting in Chapman. The area open to hunting is essentially the lake and its shore, with the exception of the second parking lot near the campsite. The campground and most trails are not open to goose hunting.

The park will also be open for this hunt from October 22 to November 25, from December 12 to January 14 and from February 3 to February 25.

“Populations of non-migratory Canada geese have increased dramatically in recent years,” explains the park’s press release, “causing crop damage and nuisance problems in residential areas.

“Park visitors often complain about goose droppings at state park beaches and other facilities, and water quality in some state parks has been affected, forcing bathing restrictions. during peak periods.

“Many state parks have taken measures, including goose-proof fencing and/or the use of loud noisemakers, in an attempt to deter waterfowl or scare them away.”

All Game Commission rules and regulations for the start of Canada goose season apply and anyone with a disability wishing to hunt geese at the start of the season is asked to contact the park office at (814) 723- 2050 or [email protected]

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Residents protest removal of 49 native trees at Wollumbin High for parking lot – The Echo

As cars rang in support, around 80 locals gathered at Wollumbin High School this morning to protest the removal of native and endangered trees that were planted by tree man Bruce Chick and the students of the school since the founding of the school.

The Department of Education (DoE) planned to remove the 49 trees planted at the school and throughout the parking lot to make way for temporary parking as part of the mega-schools merger.

On Monday August 26, the DoE clarified that it planned to proceed with the felling of the trees despite the opposition. On Wednesday, the DoE reached out to students, school staff and parents, and local media to say they are “now reviewing Wollumbin High School’s original parking plans with a view to better balancing different needs and perspectives.”

Residents gathered to protest the removal of 49 native trees planted when Wollumbin High School was founded by tree man Bruce Chick. Photo Aslan Shand

Tweed Shire local councilors Dr Nola Firth and Meredith Dennis were both present and Cr Firth remarked to those gathered that ‘we still don’t have it in the bag yet’. We need them to say these trees should stay.

“I’m afraid it all happened in the first place. These are native and endemic trees that needed to be removed. And all to put in a parking lot? We live in a World Heritage listed environment. If you remove one of these trees without a permit, you will be fined $60,000, yet the state government says this falls under “exempt development”.

Cr Firth also told the gathering that the report of the trees she had sighted had listed the ecological value of each of the trees to be felled as “none”.

“I think it was justified because they were planted. But what does that say about all the trees that have been planted by Landcare, all the riparian areas that people have revegetated?

During the rally, a number of students from Wollumbin High School joined the protest to add their voices.

Teachers have no right to speak

Garry Shearman, former Wollumbin High School teacher, addressing the rally protesting the removal of 49 native trees planted when Wollumbin High School was founded by Bruce Chick, ‘the man of the trees”. Photo Aslan Shand

Former Wollumbin High environmental science professor Garry Shearman told the crowd that there are many trees the DoE is proposing to remove that are currently bearing fruit, including the native tamarind, which support the species and local ecosystems. He also pointed to the fact that school teachers are not allowed to oppose the removal of trees or the merger of schools.

Growing emotional, he described the times he brought students to the parking lot to highlight the value of the work of former students and Bruce Chick, who was also the school’s boss until his death in 2007, as the had made the founders of the school.

Brain Fitzparick, who moved from Murwillumbah High to Wollumbin High when the school opened in 1995, said Bruce Chick not only planted trees on the site, but also helped every teacher and student to plant trees.

“Every student in the first five to six years planted a tree here and Bruce helped them. The irony is that there is a memorial to Bruce on the side of the parking lot where they want to remove all the trees,” he said.

Residents gathered to protest the removal of 49 native trees planted when Wollumbin High School was founded by tree man Bruce Chick. Photo Aslan Shand

Stop the merge

Mr Shearman said teachers at Wollumbin High had no idea a merger of the four Murwillumbah schools was going to take place until they found out on social media.

“Nobody here wants a merger,” he told the assembly.

“There was no consultation as claimed by the DoE. As teachers, we only learned about the merger on Facebook. Mr. Shearman has since changed schools.

Deficient DA for merging schools

The process of establishing the Murwillumbah mega-school has been met with opposition and failures from the DoE in all areas. When they submitted their Development Application (DA) to Tweed Shire Council, Mayor Chris Cherry noted that ‘there are so many gaps’.

Councilor Dennis said at the time: ‘I am absolutely horrified by the school’s planning. The removal of trees, small interior areas… In Murwillumbah, there are already traffic jams on the bridge. The lack of consultation with the community – it’s terrible. If that happened to us, we would have immediately said “no”, it’s terrible.

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Scott O’Shannessy, who organizes Fridays for Forests and who started the protest, reminded everyone that there is an election in NSW state in six months and now is the time to get active.

“Why would we want you to tear down the new school to build a five-story monstrosity? asked someone in the crowd.

“MP Janelle Saffin (Labour) is the MP for this area and she and Geoff Provest of Tweed (nationals) have both fought for us,” said Scott Sledge of the Northern Rivers Guardians.

“This is an unpopular decision,” he said, reminding everyone to contact their representatives and prospective representatives to share their feelings about the merger and the resulting tree felling, which the DoE is suing. .

Residents gathered to protest the removal of 49 native trees planted when Wollumbin High School was founded by tree man Bruce Chick. Photo Aslan Shand

In opposition to state government policy

Addressing the crowd, Cr Firth also pointed out that the tree removal was in opposition to the policy stance put forward by the state government in the North Coast Regional Plan which promotes ‘cool towns’ .

“We need to have more trees in cities,” said Cr Firth.

“We need more vegetation and trees, especially in places like parking lots, as they are a heat bank. This parking lot is a model for the future and should not be removed for temporary parking.

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Struggling economy leads to increased foreclosures

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The struggling economy in the United States is causing an increase in car seizures.

What do you want to know

  • According to Experian, Florida had the fifth highest repossession rate in the country last year.
  • Florida Security and Recovery owner says he’s recovering more vehicles than usual, after business dips at start of pandemic
  • Bill Ingram says struggling economy is forcing many vehicle owners to fall behind on payments

Vehicle seizures reported by Barron even doubled among so-called “primary” borrowers, or people with good credit ratings.

According to Experian, Florida had the fifth highest repossession rate in the nation last year.

Although statistics for this year are not yet available, Bill Ingram sees the problems every day.

“A lot of the time they’re behind on payment,” said Ingram, owner of Florida Security and Recovery.

His repossession business is in the business of recovering cars from people who owe money to their lenders.

During the pandemic, times were tough for him. It lost staff and many lenders weren’t looking for cars because they were delaying debt payments.

But now, in 2022, that has changed dramatically.

So much so that for a business that’s mostly run overnight, he heads out in the middle of the day to find a car that’s being traded in.

“With the economy and everything else, everybody’s struggling, so we’re taking them back,” Ingram said.

And picking them up is something he’s been doing more and more these days. According to Ingram, on a busy day they used to bring back about 10-12 cars. Now that’s his average.

“It just shows what’s going on with our economy,” Ingram said.

It can be a stressful job sometimes because the last thing people want is to have their car towed away.

But when the bill is long overdue, the bank’s last resort is to bring Ingram into the mix.

“When the economy is bad, that’s when foreclosures do best,” Ingram said. “It is kind of a shame.”

An understandable but sad reality at the moment.

That day, Ingram is looking for a car that he thinks is most likely at a place of work.

He says putting cars to work generally causes the least backlash from people who are behind on their payments, and his instincts are honed after decades in the business.

“Looks like we’re parking our car here,” he said, pointing to a vehicle in a parking lot after searching the area.

Because the skinny keeper sent multiple warnings before calling Ingram, his role is simply to get the car back to his lot and let the police know the car was not stolen but repossessed.

He says the experience isn’t always so smooth, but after hitching the car to his tow truck, he returns to his lot to take inventory of the latest pickup truck and take pictures of the car’s ins and outs.

“We try to get a little picture of everything,” Ingram said.

Whether in the middle of the night or in broad daylight, Ingram says, with the current state of the economy, his work won’t be slowing down any time soon.

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Student block in Portsmouth on Wingfield House car park gets planning permission – despite fears there won’t be enough demand

Planning permission for the redevelopment of the former car park at Wingfield House was granted by the council’s planning committee on Wednesday this week, according to a report which said it would be a ‘positive contribution’ to Staunton Street.

Leader of Portsmouth City Council, Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson. Photo: Chris Moorhouse (jpns 291121-15)

A member of the committee and cabinet member for housing, councilor Darren Sanders had proposed to reject it but was not supported by the other councillors.

“We have two applications where a developer of student accommodation is asking this council to change their applications because they simply cannot keep it as student accommodation and remain viable,” he said. “If developers come back to us and say ‘we can’t deal with this’ because the market isn’t there, that’s something we should be proactive about and look at in all apps.”

He also shared concerns raised by people living near the site who warned that the development would worsen problems of anti-social behavior in the area.

However, councilors said the council would not be able to defend a refusal if it was appealed through the Planning Inspectorate.

“I have real concern about this, but I don’t know what we as a planning committee can do about this,” Councilor Gerald Vernon-Jackson said. “I think we have to be blind to the market and that’s a problem not ours and I think it would be difficult to justify a refusal on those grounds on appeal.”

He added: ‘There is clearly a problem with people building student accommodation in the city that they cannot rent and we need to address this within the planning department.

He also cited examples of councils buying student accommodation from developers who had “struggled” to fill it.

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