Plans approved at Canada Water

first_imgHome » News » Land & New Homes » Plans approved at Canada Water previous nextLand & New HomesPlans approved at Canada WaterThe Negotiator5th December 20190122 Views The creation of a new town centre at Canada Water in London passed a key milestone as Southwark Council Planning Committee resolved to grant planning permission for British Land’s masterplan, in line with their officer’s recommendation.The Canada Water Masterplan is a 53-acre, mixed-use scheme that will deliver 2 million sq. ft. of workspace for 20,000 jobs; 1 million sq. ft. of retail, leisure, entertainment, education and community space; and 3,000 new homes.With wellbeing embedded into the masterplan, the project will create 12 acres of open space, a 3.5-acre park, a Town Square, the first new high street in London for 100 years and 16 new streets.Chris Grigg, CEO, British Land, said, “We have an incredible opportunity at Canada Water to create a vibrant neighbourhood for people to live, work and enjoy. We’re hugely excited about delivering this exceptional, mixed-use and sustainable landmark development, which is designed to support people’s wellbeing. We thank the Council for all their work and look forward to continuing to work with them and the local community.”The 53-acre masterplan site is likely to take 15 years to deliver.Canada Water Chris Grigg The Canada Water Masterplan community space London December 5, 2019Jenny van BredaWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Amy Covello Appointed Corporate Director of Sales at United Methodist Communities

first_imgUnited Methodist Communities is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Covello to the position of corporate director of sales. In this role, she works closely with the five full service communities’ sales teams and executive directors, and the corporate director of marketing. Focusing on sales, Ms. Covello coaches and strategically leads the teams.Ms. Covello comes to United Methodist Communities with more than 25 years’ experience in sales and marketing, many in senior care. She also has demonstrated skill in driving census, client relations and needs assessment, financial management, administration, and staff training.Prior to joining United Methodist Communities, Ms. Covello was director of sales and marketing at Arbor Glen in Bridgewater. A New Jersey real estate license and education at Stonybrook University, add to her leadership skills.Vice President of Operations, Carol McKinley, to whom Ms. Covello reports, states, “Amy loves sales and arrived at United Methodist Communities with much excitement, energy, skills, and talent.”“The emphasis on strong human connections at United Methodist Communities’ campuses, has impacted me both emotionally and spiritually,” Ms. Covello reflects. Amy Covello About United Methodist CommunitiesUnited Methodist Communities is a not-for-profit organization guided by a volunteer board of directors affiliated in ministry with the United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey. The mission of the United Methodist Communities is compassionately serving in community so that all are free to choose abundant life. With over 109 years of continuous operation, the organization has grown to ten communities offering affordable senior housing, independent and assisted living, long term care, rehabilitation, memory support, respite, and hospice to persons of all faith backgrounds.  For additional information call 732-922-9800.last_img read more

Wheaten bread company signs distribution deal

first_imgNorthern Irish bakery Our Daily Bread has signed a deal with a food distributor, which enables it to supply customers south of the border.Simply Wild distributors will now handle produce from the County Antrim-based bakery and distribute it throughout the Republic of Ireland to what the business calls a “very lucrative marketplace”.The deal follows an agreement with distribution company Hider last year, which allowed it to reach Britain.Our Daily Bread bakes wheaten loaves, as well as supplying ‘bake in the foil’ breads for customers to bake at home.Melanie Gilfillan, who set up the company in 2012, said: “I am delighted to have secured business with Simply Wild because this gives me a strong base in the Republic, an immensely important marketplace for our business. The contract with Simply Wild resulted from a meeting with one of their buyers that was brokered by Invest Northern Ireland in Belfast.“The buyer was attracted by a key feature of my traditional Irish breads, the fact that all the ingredients are provided in a quick cook pack for consumers to bake their own soda-based wheaten bread, among the most popular traditional breads throughout the island of Ireland.”The small business has also gained a UK Great Taste Award for its wheaten bread, and supplies into a range of delis in Northern Ireland.last_img read more

Robert Randolph & The Family Band Adds 2018 Summer Tour Dates

first_imgToday, Robert Randolph & The Family Band have announced their 2018 summer tour dates, which span from July 13th through to September 8th. The powerful soul act, which received a Best Contemporary Blues Album Grammy nomination this year for their new album, Got Soul, will perform at over a dozen festivals across the rest of the summer, in addition to a smattering of headlining shows across the country.The tour kicks off tonight at Sandusky, Ohio’s Jackson Street Pier, continuing on to New York’s Pleasantville Music Festival on Saturday. On July 21st, the band will hit Squaw Valley, California’s Wanderlust Festival, continuing on to Jeezum Crow Festival in Jay, Vermont on the 28th.On August 4th, the band will head to Albuquerque, New Mexico’s Downtown Summerfest ahead of a performance at Greenville, South Carolina’s Greenville Zoo on August 10th followed by Jackson, Mississippi’s Bright Lights Belhaven Nights Festival on the 11th. Festival appearances in St. Joseph, Missouri, and North Thornton, New Hampshire, will take place on the 17th and 18th.A stop at San Diego’s Embarcadero Marina Park South on August 19th kicks off Robert Randolph & The Family Band’s newly announced headlining tour dates. From there, the band has charted out a four-night Colorado run, which will see the group roll through Vail for Vail Hot Summer Nights, followed by shows at Crested Butte’s Center For The Arts and Fort Collins’ Washington’s. The Colorado run will culminate with an appearance in Trinidad for Trinidaddio Blues Fest.Moving on, Robert Randolph & The Family Band will close out August at St. Louis’ Atomic Cowboy on the 31st. From there, the band will play two nights in Fishers, Indiana, at Kroger Symphony on the Prairie. On September 7th, Robert Randolph and company will head to New York City’s Apollo Theater for a highly anticipated performance with frequent collaborator and Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh. The band’s summer tour ends at Jasper, Alabama’s Foothill Festivals on September 8th.For more information and ticketing, head to Robert Randolph & The Famly Band’s website here.Robert Randolph & The Family Band Upcoming Tour Dates:7/13/18 – Sandusky, OH – Jackson Street Pier7/14/18 – New York – Pleasantville Music Festival7/21/18 – Squaw Valley, CA – Wanderlust Jam session7/28/18 – Jay, VT – Jeezum Crow Festival/ Jay Peak Resort8/04/18 – Albuquerque, NM – Downtown Summerfest8/10/18 – Greenville, SC – Greenville Zoo8/11/18 – Jackson, MS – Bright Lights Belhaven Nights Festival8/17/18 – St. Joseph, MO – Trails West! Festival8/18/18 – North Thornton, NH – The White Mountain Boogie N’ Blues Festival8/19/18 – San Diego, CA – Embarcadero Marina Park South8/21/18 – Vail, CO – Vail Hot Summer Nights8/23/18 – Crested Butte, CO – Center for the Arts8/24/18 – Fort Collins, CO – Washington’s8/25/18 – Trinidad, CO – Trinidaddio Blues Fest8/31/18 – St. Louis – Atomic Cowboy9/01/18 – Fishers, IN – Kroger Symphony on the Prairie9/02/18 – Fishers, IN – Kroger Symphony on the Prairie9/07/18 – New York, NY – Apollo (with Phil Lesh)9/08/18 – Jasper, AL – Foothills FestivalView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Despite relaxed regs, no comeback seen for closed coal plants

first_imgDespite relaxed regs, no comeback seen for closed coal plants FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Herald Bulletin (Indiana):While the implications of the Donald Trump administration’s planned rollback of coal regulation remain unseen, one seems certain: previously shuttered power plants are unlikely to reopen.Coal officials and power companies champion the new Affordable Clean Energy rules announced last month as offering coal-fired plants a temporary reprieve from costly regulations, but the decision came too late for many smaller plants.Paul Hartman, Logansport Municipal Utilities superintendent, estimated compliance with the [Obama-era] regulation would have cost north of $100 million, a huge price for the small metropolitan energy provider. Instead, the plant closed in January 2016.But even without the required regulation, Hartman said, it’s unlikely that new coal will be flooding into previously closed facilities any time soon. “It’s impossible to get these units restarted,” Hartman said. “If you leave a coal-fired plant down for three or four or five months or through a winter, it’s not going to start back up again.”As Hartman explained, without the regular maintenance associated with actually running a plant, all those water lines would have frozen and broken, and many of the main moving parts would surely have locked up by now. He compared it to trying to start a car that’d been sitting outside for two years, “except if the car didn’t have antifreeze in it and no oil in the crankcase. You just don’t know how many leaks or where they would be,” he continued.And even if the plant were in working order, the cost for coal is much higher than Hartman could afford to run the plant effectively.More: Even with relaxed regulation, Indiana coal plants will remain coldlast_img read more

Grassroots organization launches campaign to create the Craggy Wilderness and National Scenic Area

first_imgI HEART PISGAH is leading a campaign to create the Craggy Wilderness and National Scenic area, which will permanently protect 16,000 acres of old-growth forests, headwaters, world-class trails, and panoramic vistas only 15 miles from downtown Asheville, the organization said in an email. has opened the lottery for the White House Easter Egg Roll. Winners can visit the South Lawn of the White House for a celebration of games, live entertainment, and the traditional egg roll. The lottery is open through Monday, February 24 and lottery results will be announced March 4. Craggy is one of the most biologically diverse forests in the country, the organization’s website says. It protects dozens of rare species and thousands of acres of old-growth forest. If efforts are successful, Craggy could become just the eleventh national scenic area in the country.  About 130 people searched for Noonkester, and rescue crews recovered his body on Wednesday night. Officials plan to investigate whether Noonkester suffered a medical emergency on the trail. Foul play is not suspected.  Grassroots organization launches campaign to create the Craggy Wilderness and National Scenic Area The body of Eddie Noonkester, missing on the Appalachian Trail since Friday, has been found about a mile away from mile marker 3. WSB-TV reports that Noonkester was on the trail near Amicalola Falls when he became disoriented and called a friend for help. That friend called authorities, who said they successfully pinged Noonkester’s phone but could not get in touch with him. Body of missing Appalachian Trail hiker found in Dawson County, GA The White House Easter Egg Roll is now open According to the website, the White House Easter Egg Roll is a tradition that dates back to 1878. Originally, kids in Washington, DC would go to Capitol Hill every Monday after Easter for egg rolling. Members of Congress grew tired of the crowds and passed an Act of Congress prohibiting egg rolling on Capitol grounds. The event was then moved to the White House.last_img read more

Legislators: We want to write courts’ rules

first_img Legislators: We want to write courts’ rules Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Despite a warning that they could find themselves worrying about typefaces and font sizes on court submissions, a Florida House Committee approved a constitutional amendment that would have the legislature write all court procedural rules.The straight party-line vote came in the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Committee PCR HBS 1 on March 3. But the future of the proposal remains questionable as a crucial Senate leader said the measure is unlikely to be considered there.Currently under the Florida Constitution’s Article V, the legislature is essentially given authority over substantive laws and the court is given jurisdiction over procedural rules. The legislature by a two-thirds vote in both chambers can override any procedural rules adopted by the Supreme Court.Under the proposed amendment — which must pass by a three-fifths vote in both the House and Senate and then be approved by voters — the legislature would appoint a judicial conference to draft the rules, which they would then refer to the legislature. Only rules specifically passed by the legislature would go into effect.Any rules not acted on by the next general election would be deemed rejected. The legislature would also have power to enact rules on its own without input from the conference.Tallahassee attorneys Steve Metz and Barry Richard, representing The Florida Bar, argued there has been no serious problem with the present system, and the legislature has only eight times overridden a rule since the modern constitution was adopted in 1968.They suggested copying lawmakers with all proposed rule changes and adding legislative liaisons to court rules committees to smooth out any problems. Richard also noted that less than 1 percent of rules are controversial. “Most are existing rules with minor changes, like the legislature with its revisors’ changes to state law,” he said.The minutiae addressed, he added, includes such details as the allowable margins on briefs and font sizes and typefaces. He also said while the change is likened to the federal system, it would give the legislature far more authority than Congress exerts over federal court rules.But Chair Rep. Gus Barreiro, R-Miami, repeated claims from an earlier meeting that the measure would restore a balance between the legislature and the courts.Rep. Heather Fiorentino, R-New Port Richey, questioned Metz’ and Richard’s solution of having legislators review proposed rules before the Supreme Court acts on them. She noted that the March 1 Bar News listed dozens of proposed rule changes in six different areas, and said she probably wouldn’t have the time.But Rep. Jack Seiler, D-Pompano Beach, said that only illustrated that lawmakers are already too busy to deal with the details of court procedural rules.“I can’t wait until we’re sitting here dealing with the rule on the size of type and the type of font [on court submissions] and if we don’t approve it, it doesn’t pass,” he said. “We are creating a new system, and it is to send a shot across the bow of the Supreme Court.. . . This is wrong; it is an encroachment.”Seiler also repeated the fact that only eight times had the legislature overridden a rule in the past eight years. But Barreiro said in two of those cases, the Supreme Court had come back and reinstated the rule.Richard than replied that he was familiar with one of those cases and the court only reinstated a rule as an interim measure while it worked out new rules in conjunction with legislative wishes.(According to Bar records, in the second case, the court held a law that included a rule repeal unconstitutional, and found the rule repeal was not severable from the rest of the bill. The legislature, according to the records, then passed another bill repealing the rule and the court took no further action.)The committee wound up voting 13-6 to pass the bill, with all Republican members supporting it, and all Democratic members opposing it. Since it is a proposed committee bill, it had not been assigned to any other committees, but Barriero said he hoped it would go before the Judiciary Committee before going to the House floor. A Senate companion, SJR 2378, has been introduced by Sen. Anna Cowin, R-Leesburg.Regardless of House action, it appeared questionable whether the amendment would ever go to voters. Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Sen. Alex Villalobos, R-Miami, said he was unlikely to bring the bill before his committee.“I strongly disagree” with the amendment, he said. “The legislature already has authority to repeal rules of procedure and it works just fine. If the legislature was to engage in the writing of [procedural] rules, that would be a flagrant violation of the separation of powers, and I’m not in favor of that.”Voting for the bill in the House Committee were Barreiro, Fiorentino, Rep. Sandra Adams, R- Oviedo, Rep. Rafael Arza, R-Hialeah, Rep. Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, Rep. Rene Garcia, R-Hialeah, Rep. Hugh Gibson, R-Lady Lake, Rep. Adam Hasner, R-Delray Beach, Rep. Dick Kravitz, R-Orange Park, Rep. Marcelo Llorente, R-Miami, Rep. Mitch Needelman, R-Palm Bay, Rep. Juan-Carlos Planas, R-Miami, and Rep. Juan Zapata, R-Miami. Voting against it were Seiler, Rep. Bruce Antone, D-Orlando, Rep. Edward Bullard, D-Miami, Rep. Audrey Gibson, D-Jacksonville, Rep. Wilbert Holloway, D-Miami, and Rep Matthew Meadows, D-Lauderhill. Legislators: We want to write courts’ rules March 15, 2004 Senior Editor Regular Newslast_img read more

Where Are The Best Greek, Italian Restaurants on Long Island?

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Islanders love Italian, Greek and Mediterranean food, but it would take forever to determine which is best by trying the many restaurants cooking up these styles of cuisine in the region.Helping narrow it town, the public voted Mama Lombardi’s the Best Italian Restaurant on Long Island in the 2018 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest. Neraki Greek Mediterranean won Best Greek Restaurant on Long Island and Sufiya’s Grill was named Best Mediterranean Restaurant on Long Island in that contest.Known for their delicious Neapolitan Italian cuisine, Lombardi’s brings part of Italy’s culture to LI. The Lombardi Family has proudly served the community for the past 40 years. Mama Lombardi’s offers a pizza and takeout menu as well as a happy hour menu in addition to their award-winning Italian menu.When the mood for Greek cuisine strikes, there is no better place to satisfy that urge than Neraki Greek Mediterranean Grill. They take special care to present the delicacies that call your name, like a feta-filled Greek salad with chunks of white meat chicken grilled to perfection, to lamb, eggplant and falafel specialties. Be sure to try the stuffed grape leaves. And don’t you dare leave without sampling some grilled octopus!And Mediterranean cuisine served in a warm, inviting atmosphere with a diverse menu of items masterfully prepared with fresh ingredients has made Sufiya’s Grill a favorite among Long Islanders. Grilled kebabs, tasty seafood and delicious homemade stews have consistently helped it earn the top spot in this prestigious category. This family owned-and-operated restaurant also specializes in authentic Persian cuisine, which features Kashkeh Badenjan (chunky eggplant and tomato dip), Babaganosh and Sambuseh as appetizers, and custom-made Persian ice cream for dessert.No wonder why voters consider these three restaurants The Best!To find all the other 2018 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest winners, visit Nominate your favorite businesses and people in the 2019 Best of Long Island program starting Jan. 1.Mamma Lombardi’s is located at 400 Furrows Rd. in Holbrook. They can be reached at 631-737-0773 or Greek Mediterranean is located at 273 Main St. in Huntington. They can be reached at 631-385-3474 or’s Grill is located at 2320 Hempstead Tpke. in East Meadow. They can be reached at 516-644-2200 or read more

The challenge of offering feedback

first_imgStartling statistics indicate we spend more time with our co-workers than our spouses, significant others, or family.Given how much time we’re at work and the reliance we have on our coworkers, inevitably situations go sideways. Someone drops the ball, breaks a rule, steps over a boundary, or just plain behaves badly.We feel discomfort when giving our co-workers feedback—it ranks right up there with public speaking for some—so we tend to avoid it.But failure to deal with bad behavior creates a toxic work environment, breaks down teamwork, and gives power where it doesn’t belong. 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img

Regal Cinemas to close temporarily again in NYS

first_imgIn October, movie theaters in the state outside of New York City were allowed to open if the infection rate of the coronavirus in respective counties remained below 2% on a two week average. NEW YORK (WBNG/WHAM) — Just weeks after many movie theaters were given the go-ahead to reopen in New York state, Regal Cinemas has announced it will be temporarily closing down its theaters once again. The theater ensures future plans to reopen in key markets will be shared once more concrete plans are offered from those markets. Regal says it will continue to monitor the situation closely with public health officials.center_img Now, Regal announced it is closing down theaters in NY state and California until the end of the day on Thursday until the public health and operational environment allows what the company calls “a full release slate” to resume. For more information, click here.last_img read more