Glendale council approves twin-tower condo homes

first_imgConstruction is scheduled to start in mid-2008 and take two years. alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “This one is totally unique – the outside design, the crossing at the top floor connecting one to the other,” Weaver said. “I think it’s totally unique. It doesn’t exist anywhere around.” Peter Lauer, president of developer Intracorp, said he expects the building’s residents to be young professionals and seniors. The council voted unanimously to approve the environmental impact report for the project. But in a separate vote, Councilman Bob Yousefian was alone in opposing the project’s design and parking plan. Yousefian noted the project’s use of plaster on the outside of the building, saying it could crack in an earthquake. “For me, it’s a project that could have been better,” he said. “That’s why I didn’t vote for its design.” GLENDALE – As part of a drive to bring more residents into downtown Glendale, the City Council on Tuesday approved a 16-story, twin-tower condominium project. The 200-unit Alexander project is the first downtown development approved since last year’s City Council commitment to build more housing downtown and save residential neighborhoods from rampant growth. The project, at Wilson Avenue and Orange Street, will be built in the art deco style. A bridge will connect the white and silver-colored towers. Councilman Dave Weaver said he wants to see buildings downtown that set the city apart, and the Alexander project fits the bill. last_img read more

Aberdeen refuse Rangers permission to speak to McInnes

first_imgThe move comes after a week in which Aberdeen lost twice to Rangers in back-to-back Premiership fixtures with the Ibrox side under the temporary stewardship of Under-20s coach Graeme Murty.Following the second defeat, a 2-1 loss at Pittodrie, McInnes made clear his frustration at the links with Rangers, saying the speculation had “dragged on and on”. He had previously endorsed the comments of Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne, who had said that the manager was happy in his current role and was “going nowhere”.The ongoing links with a Rangers move for McInnes increased after Rangers chairman Dave King told the club’s AGM that a shortlist of candidates included managers under contract elsewhere.McInnes, who previously managed St Johnstone and Bristol City, has seen his stock rise since succeeding Craig Brown at Pittodrie in 2014. He won the League Cup in 2014 and has led the Dons to the runners-up spot in the Premiership in the last three seasons. Aberdeen have refused a request from Rangers for permission to speak to Derek McInnes about their managerial vacancy.McInnes’ name has been linked with the job since Caixinha was sacked on October 26 and Rangers have now made a move to begin discussions.However, in a brief statement on their official website, Aberdeen said: “Aberdeen Football Club has announced this evening that Rangers have contacted the club asking for permission to speak to Derek McInnes and that permission has been refused.”Compensation would have to be agreed between the sides if McInnes was to return to the club he served as a player between 1995 and 2000. STV understands that the figure is in the region of £1.1m. His achievements in the north east drew the attention of Sunderland in the summer but, after Aberdeen allowed him to hold talk with the Wearside club, McInnes decided against a move, signing a new contract at Pittodrie shortly afterwards.last_img read more

Marshfield boys tennis wins WVC finale over Wisconsin Rapids

first_imgTigers end WVC season with 2-3 recordBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — Bryce Gadke and Jacob Limmex each won in straight sets, and the Marshfield boys tennis team finished its Wisconsin Valley Conference regular-season schedule with a 4-3 win over Wisconsin Rapids on Thursday at the Boson Courts.Gadke won at the No. 1 singles and Limmex at No. 2 by identical 6-3, 6-3 scores.Dylan Handrich and Sam Trudeau won in straight sets at No. 1 doubles, and Tanner Boson and Tom Kruger won in three sets, 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-3, at No. 3 doubles for Marshfield’s other two wins.The Tigers finish the WVC dual meet schedule with a 2-3 record. Marshfield will compete at the Tomah Quad on Saturday and at the Wisconsin Valley Conference Tournament on Tuesday at Wausau East and West high schools.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Marshfield 4, Wisconsin Rapids 3Singles: 1. Bryce Gadke (M) def. Dane Steidl 6-3, 6-3; 2. Jacob Limmex (M) def. Zach Gilmaster 6-3, 6-3; 3. Tyler Wolosek (WR) def. John Weisenberger 6-2, 5-7, 6-1; 4. Ryan Graczkowski (WR) def. Tyler Droste 6-1, 6-1.Doubles: 1. Dylan Handrich-Sam Trudeau (M) def. Josh Beyer-Stevie Hanzlik 6-3, 6-1; 2. Sam O’Shasky-Shane Glinski (WR) def. Austin Christianson-Jared Draxler 6-1, 6-1; 3. Tanner Boson-Tom Kruger (M) def. Luke Mertes-Marcus Bean 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-3.Records: Wisconsin Rapids 1-4; Marshfield 2-3.last_img read more

South Africa joins global tourism drive

first_img5 May 2011 President Jacob Zuma gave the promotion of South Africa’s burgeoning tourism industry a boost by signing “The Golden Book”, a campaign by global tourism pacesetters, on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town on Wednesday. Zuma became the first African head of state to make an entry in the book, which is a joint initiative by the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) to position travel and tourism higher in the global agenda. The campaign seeks to mobilise recognition and support for travel and tourism from world leaders by demonstrating its crucial role in economic growth, job creation and development. “We take tourism very seriously in this country, given its job creation potential,” Zuma said. “That is why we have identified tourism as one of the six job drivers in our New Growth Path framework. “Tourism’s contribution to the GDP of our economy has increased from just less than five percent in 1994 to an estimated 7.7 percent in 2010.” Zuma said the country’s tourism sector was well placed to address unemployment “given its labour-intensive nature.” The President said tourism jobs were not only created in the travel and tourism industry, but also in the manufacturing, financial services, agriculture, healthcare and others areas of the economy. South Africa aims to increase the number of foreign arrivals from 7-million in 2009 to 15-million by 2020. “We plan to increase tourism’s total contribution to the economy from R189-billion in 2009 to R499-billion by 2020,” Zuma said. “Most importantly, we want to create 325 000 new tourism jobs by 2020. We will do everything possible to promote and grow the tourism sector so that we can achieve these developmental goals.” Among those who attended the signing ceremony were WTTC President David Scowsill, UNWTO ethics committee president Dawid de Villiers, and Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk. The signing took place on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on Africa conference being held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

The Journey to Next Generation Security Leader

first_imgThe Next Generation Security Leader (NGSL) program was developed by the Security Executive Council (SEC) in collaboration with industry thought leaders and security practitioners to create a curriculum intended to guide the next generation of strategic thinking.Approved and tested on six continents with the industry acclaimed University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of International Business, this program delivers: • A strategic business approach to all-hazards risk mitigation • Access to the latest research and proven practices presented by our Solution Innovation Partners • A collaborative influence platform that benefits Security leaders and their functional colleagues such Human Resources, Operations, Marketing, and Finance • A persuasive value proposition for your organization including the modeling and creation of a program case study for senior executives. • Access to a highly leveraged network of current and former risk and security executivesMany security practitioners have relied on the 3 C’s – compliance, crisis responseand complacency – in lieu of continuous improvement. Francis D’Addario, emeritus faculty for Strategic Influence and Innovation for the Security Executive Council and former vice president of Partner and Asset Protection for Starbucks Coffee,states: “In this atmosphere of global risk, our sometimes poor decisions have resulted in a short supply of long-term security results producers and successors. Our next-generation leadership maybe our last, best chance to compensate for dwindling resources.”- Sponsor – “Our research shows that much of a security leader’s success revolves around communication and receptiveness,” says Kathleen Kotwica, EVP and Chief Knowledge Strategist for the Security Executive Council.Approved for up to 9 CPE credits with ASIS International, attendees will come away from this conversation with actionable ideas they can interject into their programs.This is an event for security practitionerscreated by security practitioners. To learn more about NGSL and to see the agenda for the next event, please visit: https://www.securityexecutivecouncil.com/spotlight/?sid=29527. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Shooting event attracts larger crowd

first_imgBy Abhishek Hore New Delhi, Mar 1 (PTI) Considering that the sport can get soporific at times, the ISSF World Cup has been an exception with a packed crowd witnessing the best shooters locked in intense face-offs. A good number of seats at the final hall of the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range would be occupied before the commencement of medal rounds in all the events. So much so, it has left Hungarian shooting great Peter Sidi pleasantly surprised. “Its a popular game in India. The range here is in very good shape. This is my second visit to the country and I really like it. I think we should have a World Championship here,” Sidi, a winner of multiple World Championship and World Cup medals, said on the sidelines of the ongoing tournament. Playing in his first World Cup final, Indian shooter Amanpreet Singh, who lost out on the gold medal to the experienced Jitu Rai in the 50m pistol final today, may have felt nervous seeing the huge turnout for his final. He was leading for a better part of the final before Rai staged a remarkable comeback to upstage Amanpreet in front of a packed house that wholeheartedly backed its shooters. “This was my first final and the crowd was big and making lots of noises,” Amanpreet said after the event, indicating that he crumbled under pressure. The 37-year-old Sidi, who termed the International Shooting Sport Federations move to introduce the mixed team events on trial basis in the tournament as “boring”, stressed on the need to make the game more exciting for the crowd. “This is not a sport and the rules are not proper. Nobody is taking it seriously. This is very boring for spectators. Its very lengthy.” Thanks to the performance of the Indian shooters in recent years, save the Rio Olympics, the sport has been able to draw the interest of the government and the corporate houses, and the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) president Raninder Singh had no qualms in admitting it. “The sport of shooting has come a long way in the country and the ISSF World Cup New Delhi 2017 is certainly yet another inflexion point for the sport in the country. We warmly welcome all visiting athletes, officials and delegates. It is a proud moment for all our countrymen. “This would not have been possible without the proactive support of the Government, the Ministry of Sports and the Sports Authority of India and I wish to thank all of them for making this happen,” Raninder had said. PTI AH CM CMadvertisementlast_img read more