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Live like a celebrity in these Miami area homes

first_imgProducer Jerry Bruckheimer is known for high-octane thrillers like “CSI,” “Bad Boys” and “Top Gun,” but his penthouse at 1455 Ocean Drive in Miami Beach is far more serene. Located in the luxe Il Villaggio condominium and designed by French interior des Andrée Putman, the lavish pad includes a large master suite, a Zoom-friendly home office and ocean views from the walls of floor-to-ceiling windows. If you want to take in the ocean air, there’s a private, 8,000-square-foot rooftop terrace with its own plunge pool.A Star is Born in Miami Beach12.9 million | 4 BR, 4 BA | 3,627 sq ft 1234PreviousNext 12345PreviousNext Tags EastWest Studios owner Doug Rodgers (whose studio produced A Star Is Born, among other films) is selling his townhouse at the Setai, which comes with all of the amenities of the hotel, but with the comforts of a private home. The contemporary, minimalist home at 101 20th Street in Miami Beach has beachfront views from its double-height floor-to-ceiling windows and three balconies, as well as a private pool.Party spot on Palm Island$34 million | 8 BR, 9.5 BA | 11,058 sq ft 12345PreviousNext This luxe villa is located in the Jade Signature condo at 16901 Collins Avenue in Sunny Isles Beach, which was designed by Swiss starchitects Herzog & de Meuron with interiors by French designer Pierre-Yves Rochon. The nearly 7,000-square-foot home has the privacy a celebrity would want — including a private elevator with fingerprint recognition and on-site parking — and plenty of custom fixtures. Its five bedrooms include a master suite that a study, walk-in closet and a his-and-hers bathroom.An elegant Edition$19.9 million | 4 BR, 5 BA | 5,246 sq ft Share via Shortlink 12345PreviousNext (Getty, iStock/Illustration by Alexis Manrodt for The Real Deal)Note: These properties are independently selected by our team. However, TRD partners with brokerages to source the most up-to-date listings.These South Florida homes may be far from Hollywood, but the region is the place to be if you’re looking to rub shoulders with celebrities.Shaggy, Cindy Crawford and Sylvester Stallone are just a few of the bold-faced names who’ve bought in and around Miami in recent months, and trendsetters in tech and finance also flocked to the region. Some New Yorkers seeking more space have traded Soho for South Beach, and even Pastis wants to be part of the action.If you’re looking for your own luxe home that would be fit for a celebrity — with plenty of space, privacy and swanky amenities — take a look at our editorial team’s picks for the top Miami area homes on the market.A penthouse worth investigating$16.5 million | 3 BR, 3.5 BA | 6,000 sq ft The Miami Beach Edition at 2901 Collins Avenue has plenty of star power — it’s the brainchild of celebrity hotelier Ian Schrager — and an elite penthouse fit for a discerning buyer. The more than 5,000-square-foot pad has 20-foot ceilings, a master bedroom with a private balcony and a huge roof terrace with a pool, outdoor kitchen, dining and lounging areas. Bonus: It also comes with access to the hotel’s private beach. 12345PreviousNext The enormous home at 135 Palm Avenue on Miami Beach’s Palm Island combines elite amenities with serene, natural surroundings. Its open design features large windows that let in plenty of light, and bring the lush surroundings — the property has plenty of the island’s namesake trees — indoors. It’s also a perfect location for A-List parties, with an infinity pool, roof deck, outdoor kitchen, and sauna, all of which overlooks 100 feet of waterfront.A home worth name-dropping$17.6 million | 5 BR, 7.5 BA | 6,735 sq ft Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Affiliate Listingsresidential listingslast_img read more

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first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Cerrejon, one of Colombia’s largest coal mines, will reduce its operations by up to 18% because of a fall in international prices and amid an ongoing court case, the company’s chief executive said on Monday.Colombia, the world’s fourth-largest exporter of coal, faces a potential spending crunch next year as royalties from the fuel decline amid a supply glut and slowing economic growth in China.Cerrejon, owned by BHP Group Ltd , Anglo American Plc and Glencore, will have output of just 26 million tonnes for the next five years, compared to the more than 30 million it was regularly producing until last year, Chief Executive Guillermo Fonseca told local paper La Republica.The mine’s cash flow will be reduced by $170 million this year, because of low prices and global moves toward renewable energy, Fonseca told the newspaper.“To adjust we’re reformulating the operation of the mine,” he said. “Accepting that prices are going to stay there, the decision was taken to reduce the size of the mine. The mine will be reduced between 15% and 18% as a result of what we’re seeing,” Fonseca added.More: Coal mine Cerrejon to reduce output amid low prices, possible court ruling Global price decline prompts substantial reduction in coal production at Colombia’s Cerrejon minelast_img read more

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US Boosts Salvadoran Response Capacity in the Fight against COVID-19

first_imgBy Lorena Baires/Diálogo June 16, 2020 The United States is leading humanitarian assistance efforts for the Salvadoran people, by providing biosecurity equipment for health professionals, supplies for families affected, and medical equipment to save lives.“We are proud to have delivered more than 80,000 care products, meals, sheets, clothes, masks, gloves, gallons of hand sanitizer, and water and other critical necessities for people in need in quarantine centers […],” Ronald Johnson, U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, said in an editorial published in the local press. “We were able to help allocate more than 100,000 kits to conduct COVID-19 tests to El Salvador. We also helped bring necessary medications to more than 800 Salvadoran families who are in the United States, unable to return.”The United States also delivered biosecurity suits, face shields, and other items for medical personnel who assist COVID-19 patients. (Photo: Gloria Cañas/Diálogo)The Salvadoran hospital network received 250 portable ventilators for their intensive care units through the U.S. Agency for International Development on May 26. The equipment is worth $3.09 million and includes one year of training for its use and maintenance. The delivery fulfilled the promise of help that U.S. President Donald Trump personally made to his counterpart Nayib Bukele in a phone call on April 24.U.S. assistance also strengthens institutions such as the Salvadoran Armed Forces (FAES, in Spanish), which tends to the needs of the country’s most remote communities. “We are especially thankful to U.S. Southern Command for maintaining the infrastructure strengthening project for the units that deliver food to families affected by the pandemic,” said Army Brigadier General Miguel Rivas, deputy chief of FAES’ Joint Chiefs of Staff. “This support shows the strength of our historic ties of trust and cooperation.”The United States indicated that its support will not only help fight the pandemic, but also strengthen the Salvadoran economy. “We recently announced assistance worth $2.8 million to help people in detention centers, including Salvadorans who returned from the United States, so that they can acclimate to their lives here and re-engage in economic activity in their communities,” Ambassador Johnson said. “We have also allocated an additional $2.6 million for health programs, which will start in the coming weeks. Just a few days ago, the [U.S.] Secretary of State announced the resumption of $66.5 million in assistance for a range of cooperation programs for El Salvador.”The significance of the partnership between both countries has increased as a result of the pandemic, especially since the amount of money sent from abroad might decrease. “Remittances are a foreign source of revenue that represent 20 percent of the country’s GDP; in other words, 20 out of every $100 comes from our fellow countrymen abroad, especially from the United States,” said Salvadoran economist Rigoberto Monge. “More than $5 billion entered the country last year [2019], an amount close to the total generated by exports. It would be alarming if that income were to decrease.”However, Ambassador Johnson said, “Remittances may not stay at their current levels, and our economies will need mutual support to recover. But together we have built schools and roads, created jobs, and reduced violence. We have worked together so that our Salvadoran friends can see that it is possible to build the future they wish to have here in El Salvador. So, after the immediate crisis fades, we will be here to do our part and more.”last_img read more

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LeBron James scores 35, but ugly execution late costs Lakers in loss to the Spurs

first_imgPreviousSan Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) drives to the basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 110-106. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives to the basket past San Antonio Spurs forward Dante Cunningham (33) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee (7) blocks San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay (22) who was trying to score during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLakers guard Rajon Rondo drives past Spurs guard Bryn Forbes during the first half of Saturday’s game, Saturday in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) is fouled as he drives to the basket against the San Antonio Spurs during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee (7) shoots over San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol (16) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, center left, drives to the basket past San Antonio Spurs forward Dante Cunningham, center right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Lakers forward LeBron James works the ball past Spurs forward Dante Cunningham during the first half of Saturday’s game in San Antonio. James had 35 points in a 110-106 loss. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) is fouled by San Antonio Spurs forward Davis Bertans, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan, right, looks to shoot over Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) shoots over Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee (7) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs guard Bryn Forbes (11) drives to the basket past Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs guard Bryn Forbes, center, drives to the basket past Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 110-106. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, center, shoots over San Antonio Spurs forward Dante Cunningham (33) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 110-106. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) and San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) battle for a rebound during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs forward Dante Cunningham (33) grabs a rebound between Los Angeles Lakers guard Lance Stephenson (6) and guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 110-106. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 110-106. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee (7) is fouled by San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol (16) while trying to score during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs forward Dante Cunningham (33) grabs a rebound between Los Angeles Lakers guard Lance Stephenson (6) and guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 110-106. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon, right, and forward Rudy Gay (22) during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 110-106. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) scores over San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay (22) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 110-106. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs guard Marco Belinelli (18) drives to the basket past Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee (7) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 110-106. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) blocks Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol (16) falls on Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, bottom, as they chase a rebound in the final seconds in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reacts after his team did not score on a play late in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) holds hand to his head as he reacts to the team not scoring on a play late in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 110-106. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) drives to the basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 110-106. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives to the basket past San Antonio Spurs forward Dante Cunningham (33) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)NextShow Caption1 of 28Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives to the basket past San Antonio Spurs forward Dante Cunningham (33) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)ExpandSAN ANTONIO — The Lakers waited patiently this week for the return of Rajon Rondo, who had been one of the strongest voices in a remade locker room from the preseason onward. They wanted him on the floor for moments like this one: Down three with 16 seconds left, they knew he could help give them a play.And Rondo had it, by splitting in the paint to get open for a LeBron James pass. He had an open lane to the rim for a basket that would have cut the lead to one with about 12 or 11 seconds left.Then, he lurched to his right, away from the hoop, lost the handle and awkwardly tried to shift it off to Josh Hart, who was not open.Of all the mistakes the Lakers made in a 110-106 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night – and they made their share – Rondo passing up an open shot burned most deeply. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“It was a split(-second) decision that I made,” Rondo said. “We didn’t get what we wanted.”The Lakers (2-4) didn’t get the shot they wanted and had to settle for an off-balance James jumper. They didn’t get the win they wanted, losing to San Antonio for the second time in a week. And they didn’t keep the momentum they wanted, their vaunted offense grinding to a season-low 18-point quarter in the fourth.It wasted a 35-point effort from James, who powered a late 7-0 run to pull what looked like a sputtering loss to within reach. He assisted on a Hart 3-pointer with 37 seconds left that cut the San Antonio lead to one point.But the Spurs have their own star wing: DeMar DeRozan spun drove into the paint against Hart and made a tough jumper, putting up his team by three points. The Lakers went back down the other end hoping for either a tying 3-pointer or a quick two.From there, it spun out from their grasp. “I think (Rondo) was figuring, ‘Let’s try to tie this thing up,” Coach Luke Walton said. “So obviously he knows what he’s doing out there, but that was his call.”It was by far not the only miscue late in the game for the Lakers. Kyle Kuzma missed an open layup in the final four minutes, and not long after, JaVale McGee stepped on the baseline as he approached the hoop for a turnover.Teammates seemed to back Rondo in postgame comments, with James saying he could see that Rondo expected the defense to shrink in on him in the paint, potentially opening up Hart. Rondo also said he thought to look for the 3-pointer because the team didn’t have any timeouts remaining: He didn’t want to be down one and run out of time.The game wasn’t quite over: Hart ended up with a rebound off James’ miss and got to the free-throw line. After making the first, Hart missed the second free-throw attempt. Pau Gasol got the rebound in a scrum in which James said he was elbowed in the neck, but Gasol got a foul call from Rondo.Gasol sank the shots, and the Lakers couldn’t get the ball to the other end for a look in the final 2.4 seconds.The Lakers led by as many as 14 points in the second quarter, riding their transition attack and yet another hot game from Lance Stephenson, who had 14 points and nine rebounds off the bench.But the Spurs propped themselves back up with a spectacular game from DeRozan (30 points, 12 rebounds, 8 assists), whose midrange game again skewered the Lakers’ defense for the second time in one week. The Lakers also struggled to keep up with Rudy Gay, who was subbed into the rotation along with the Spurs’ starters in the second half. With a bullying physical presence down low, Gay helped close the gap and eventually take the lead in the fourth quarter.“I thought we got away from who we were halfway through the third,” Walton said. “We stopped pushing the ball, we got stagnant. They made some good plays, we missed shots, but we just got away from what we’ve really done well so far this season.”During the third quarter, James moved himself up two of the NBA’s most prestigious career lists: field goals (11,339) and points (31,202).First, he passed Shaq (11,330 FGs), notching his fifth field goal of the game on a layup to start the quarter. Minutes later, James hit a fadeaway to leapfrog Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki (31,187 points), who is still active but did not have a game on Saturday night.James now stands No. 6 overall in both categories, chasing a pair of former Lakers: Kobe Bryant (11,719) in field goals and Wilt Chamberlain (31,419) in points. He also passed Bryant with the 35-point performance giving him 432 games of at least 30 points in his career.“Dirk’s always been one of my favorite players, and I think Shaq is the most dominant player to ever play this game,” James said. “So for me to be in the same conversation with those guys in anything that we’re talking about as far as basketball, it’s a tribute.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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U.S. billionaire Rocco Commisso completes purchase of Serie A team Fiorentina

first_img“Florence is known across the entire world as a city that represents the best of Italian culture. In these three years of contact to acquire the club, I’ve developed a deep understanding of how important La Viola is for this city and its fans. American entrepreneur Rocco Commisso has completed his purchase of Serie A team Fiorentina.A year after failing to land a controlling stake in AC Milan, Commisso, who was born in Italy, has agreed to buy one of the Milan’s top-flight rivals from the Della Valle family. Neymar ruled out of Copa America with ankle injury Commisso, 69, is also the chairman of the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League. He announced the deal – worth a reported €160million (approx. $180.1 million) – on Thursday to usher in a new era at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.”I am forever a fan of Italian football and there are no words to describe how incredibly honored I am to have the opportunity to contribute to write the next chapter in the story of a legendary club like Fiorentina,” Commisso, chairman and CEO of Mediacom, said in a statement. Related News “I would like to thank the Della Valle family for managing Fiorentina for the past 17 years. Diego and Andrea deserve great honors for saving this club from financial instability. They leave a strong foundation to build the club on.”Unfortunately for the club’s fans, financial stability hasn’t translated into success on the pitch.Fiorentina finished 16th in Serie A last season and has not won any major honors since lifting the Coppa Italia in 2001.Rocco B. Commisso è il nuovo proprietario del Club.Il comunicato https://t.co/U7Q7mcr2DW#RoccoCommisso #ACFFiorentina #Florence #ForzaViola pic.twitter.com/kikjvQPz32— ACF Fiorentina (@acffiorentina) June 6, 2019last_img read more

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Who is Arsenal’s new record signing Nicolas Pepe?

first_imgNicolas Pepe. PHOTO via @ArsenalLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Nicolas Pepe has taken a winding road to the top, but Arsenal’s club-record signing is unlikely to be fazed by his new-found fame and fortune.Pepe became Africa’s most expensive footballer on Thursday after the Ivory Coast winger completed his blockbuster move from French club Lille for a reported £72 million ($87 million).Securing the flamboyant 24-year-old is an impressive coup for Arsenal given Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Napoli were reportedly interested in his signature.Pepe’s record switch to the Premier League comes after a breakthrough season with Lille that saw him named in the Ligue 1 Team of the Year.He was behind only PSG’s Kylian Mbappe in the Ligue 1 scoring charts as Lille finished second to qualify for the Champions League.And Lille manager Christophe Galtier has no doubts Pepe will prove a big hit at Arsenal as the north London club try to return to the Champions League themselves.“He amazes me, he amazes us,” Galtier said in February, “He’s certain to become a world-class player because he knows how to do everything.”Pepe was one of only two players with 20-plus goals and 10-plus assists in the top five European Leagues last season, alongside Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.While Ligue 1 lacks the quality and depth of the Premier League, Pepe’s presence should add firepower to an Arsenal attack that saw Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette score 50 goals between them in all competitions last season.Pepe was at his best playing on the right side of the Lille attack, cutting back onto his stronger left foot, and Arsenal manager Unai Emery, who often played a 3-5-2 formation last season, might have to change to a 4-3-3 system to accomodate his three star forwards.– Lethal weapon –Arriving at one of the Premier League’s top clubs must seem like a dream come true for France-born Pepe after his long journey to the big time. Growing up in Mantes-la-Jolie, outside of Paris, Pepe had a humble childhood, with his father working as a prison guard while his mother was a housekeeper.While at amateur club Solitaires Paris-Est, Pepe even played in goal for a whole season as the club did not have anyone else to fill the role.His father moved his family 200 miles (322 kilometres) south to Poitiers when Pepe was 14, starting his son’s progress through the lower leagues.Pepe first made his mark with then fifth-tier Poitiers before a move to Angers.Pepe’s stock continued to rise during a loan spell at Orleans, where he won promotion from the third tier, before Lille snapped him up two years ago on the advice of then boss Marcelo Bielsa.Bielsa played him as a central striker with little success, but after Galtier took over last year Pepe started to thrive on the flanks and helped save the club from relegation in 2017/18.Pepe’s blistering pace became a lethal weapon and his skill earned comparisons to Belgian star Eden Hazard, who also made his name at Lille.He finished last season with 22 goals and 11 assists, winning Lille’s player of the season award before playing for Ivory Coast at the Africa Cup of Nations.Renowned for posting eye-catching social media photos featuring himself and his friends and family in extravagant clothes and poses, Pepe has shown an inclination to flaunt his personality.Now Arsenal’s new prize possession has the chance to shine in the spotlight at the Emirates Stadium.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Whitewater to install new Glory Ridge Chair

first_imgThe goal for the summer is to have a good portion of the skiable terrain in the Backside area developed, creating a combination of 8 selectively logged and gladed runs which will offer great fall line skiing and an overall unique mountain experience. “We have our license to develop the ski runs and have selected Juggernaut Development Inc. to do the work” says Outdoor Operations Manager Kirk Jensen. “This summer we will focus mechanical harvesting on the area to the skiers left of the chair with further gladed advanced /expert tree skiing developed to the skier’s right of the lift line. We plan to start on the lift line first to allow the lift installation crew access and then proceed with the remainder over the summer.”The harvesting of the Backside area will be spread over two years and, once complete, the Glory Ridge Chairlift will service a total of 303 hectares consisting of 18 gladed, treed and groomed runs of primarily intermediate and advanced / expert terrain. The expansion will effectively double the developed ski terrain at Whitewater with an increase of total vertical drop to 2,042 feet. This summer, Whitewater Ski Resort plans to install its new Glory Ridge Chair. The chair was formerly identified as the BS1 lift in the Master Plan, and will service the terrain currently referred to as the Backside. “The mountain crew, in cooperation with mother nature, hope to have the lift ready to load as conditions permit this coming season” says General Manager Brian Cusack.The Dopplemayr triple chair has been purchased from Vail Resort in Colorado and is on route to Nelson. The British Columbia based Summit Lift Company, headed by Randy Gliege, a 25 year veteran in the ski lift business, has been contracted to do the lift installation. His crew will consist of a mix between local and out of area, experienced ski industry workers.last_img read more

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LADIES FOOTBALL: THREE DONEGAL GIRLS GIVEN ULSTER SCHOOLS ALL-STARS

first_imgAfter a series of trials three Donegal schoolgirls have been named as this years Ulster Schools All Stars and will compete in the inter provincial tournament in January.Marie O’Reilly and Aine McGettigan from Loreto Letterkenny and Lauren McElwaine from Loreto Milford were named in the honours list today.The full Ulster All Stars List is below: Holly Lynch St Louis CarrickmacrossMarie O’Reilly Loreto LetterkennyAoife McConville St Michael’s GrammarCatriona Caldwell Assumption Grammar School Eimear McAnespie St Ciaran’s BallygawleyLouise Kenny St Paul’s BessbrookSlaine McCarroll St Ciaran’s BallygawleyClara Mulvenna St Mark’s WarrenpointMuireann Atkinson Our Ladies Castleblaney Michaela Gaffney Loreto College CavanAiobhinn Henderson St Michael’s GrammarBlaithin Mackin St Paul’s BessbrookGrainne Rafferty St Ciaran’s Ballygawley Aimee Mackin St Paul’s BessbrookNiamh Callan Our Ladies CastleblaneyLaura Kane St Ciarans BallygawleyEllen Ni Bhriain Coláiste Oiriall MonaghanAine McGettigan Loreto LetterkennyEimear Rocks St Genevieve’s High SchoolLauren McElwaine Loreto MilfordNiamh Coleman St Michael’s GrammarBeth Farrelly McGee Virgina College CavanBridgetta Quinn Our Ladies Grammar NewryLauren Jones St Louis CarrickmacrossChloe Corr St Patrick’s AcademyLADIES FOOTBALL: THREE DONEGAL GIRLS GIVEN ULSTER SCHOOLS ALL-STARS was last modified: November 5th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:letterkennyLoretoMilfordUlster Schools All Starslast_img read more

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Helping Owners of Green Buildings Get a Fair Appraisal

first_img Green-Building Appraisal and Financing Issues A Step Toward Fairer Green Home ValuationsGreen Home Appraisal WoesPutting Value on Green Enhancements Other steps the Appraisal Institute is takingThe Appraisal Institute says its recent collaboration with the Institute for Market Transformation, a Washington-based nonprofit, is one of several steps it has taken to make appraisals of green properties more accurate. Since 2008, the Institute says, it has offered more than 380 programs on valuation that have attracted more than 5,100 attendees.In February 2013, the Institute added a segment on solar power to its professional development program on valuation of sustainable buildings. And in March of last year, the institute updated an optional addendum that appraisers can use on the a common appraisal form for green features.The institute says it will release a new book on the topic this year, Residential Green Valuation Tools, by Sandra Adomatis. An article in National Mortgage Professional magazine lists other steps the Appraisal Institute has taken. A better understanding of the appraisal process means higher returnsThe report suggests that understanding how appraisers set property values may help building owners get a better return on their investment. Appraisals, for example, “must be well-supported by market data and information,” the report says, and appraisers typically look at capital improvements, engineering reports, tenant retention rates and comparable sales data, among other things.Comparable sales and leases, incomes and expenses, tenant demands, and cost data all are important, it says. Building owners in small markets may have more of an uphill fight in getting a healthy return on their green investments.“The value of green buildings is better recognized by tenants and buyers in major metros,” the report says, “while emerging markets may require a value narrative matched to local conditions. Emphasize your marketability and enhanced operational cost savings and place your building in contest of other green buildings and opposite conventional peers.” RELATED ARTICLES center_img Where green buildings beat the rest of the packThe report points to four key advantages that energy-efficient and green buildings have over the rest of the market — data that building owners can use to their advantage:Revenue. Tenants are increasingly willing to pay extra to rent space in green buildings. “For these tenants,” the report says, “leasing green space is an opportunity to demonstrate a commitment to sustainability, attract the best employees, and improve productivity.” The report cites studies which have consistently found that Energy Star and LEED-certified buildings get rental premiums, more than 25% in one 2009 study.Occupancy. If building owners can show that green features mean higher occupancy rates, “a significant argument can be built for increases in value.” When tenants stick around, there are fewer lost rents and lower retrofit costs.Operating expenses. Lower utility bills are “the most straightforward value proposition of owning a green building,” the study says. Higher energy efficiency reduce operating expenses while increasing net operating income. When building owners pay the utility bills, even small savings become important when building values are established.Risk. High-performance buildings are less likely to be affected by changing consumer preferences, higher energy prices, and new legislation. “Best-in-class market position can future-proof assets,” according to the study.The report also makes recommendations on how to use internal valuations, how to deal with appraisers and lenders, and how to evaluate the possible downsides of investments in green features and energy efficiency. Building owners and developers who want to get the most market value from the investments they make in green building features are the intended targets of new recommendations published jointly by the Institute for Market Transformation and the Appraisal Institute. Green Building and Property Value is directed at those about to retrofit an existing building as well as those planning to construct new buildings with high-performance energy features.Property appraisals have been a hot button in the past for some homeowners who have fought with lenders and appraisers over setting market values for building features like solar panels and extra insulation. Appraised values on buildings affect bank loans, refinancing terms and, of course, resale values.The report and its recommendations are directed toward large commercial properties, not individual homeowners. But some of the fundamentals may spill over into how residential market values are set.“Because these buildings are different,” the primer says, “owners have had to change not only how they design, build and market, but also how they approach financing and construction processes. Otherwise, you may pay for green — with certifications, capital improvements, and marketing — and not fully realize the expected market benefits.”last_img read more

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