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Man arrested after two women left hospitalised by falling object on Eldon Street in the heart of the City

first_imgTuesday 20 January 2015 10:34 am Man arrested after two women left hospitalised by falling object on Eldon Street in the heart of the City by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 50 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive Supplement Share A man has been arrested after two women were seriously injured when a section of scaffolding fell on them as they walked down a City street today.  An object – said by witnesses to be a metal pole – fell on the two women who were walking down Eldon Street, near Liverpool Street station, shortly before lunchtime. The women have been taken to hospital with serious head injuries caused by a “falling object”, a City of London police spokesman told City A.M.  The man has been arrested for GBH. Investigating police are currently speaking to witnesses to determine what happened.  https://twitter.com/CityPolice/status/557542808949882880 One eyewitness, City trader Michael Jarman, tweeted that there was “blood everywhere”. https://twitter.com/MichaelMJarman/status/557507548019183617 A spokesman for the London Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 11.47 to reports of an incident in Eldon Street, EC2. “We sent a number of resources to the scene, including an advanced paramedic and a medical team from London’s Air Ambulance by car to the scene. “We treated two women, reported to be in their 50s, for head injuries. They were taken to the Royal London Hospital as a priority”.  Catherine Neilan whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL whatsapplast_img read more

Police investigate threat at Marco Island Charter Middle School

first_imgAdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Tour guides work to reduce trash on Dickman’s Point May 19, 2021 Advertisement Missing Marco Island man found safe May 26, 2021 WATCH: Plane caught on video getting very close to Marco Island beach May 19, 2021 AdvertisementPolice said there is no evidence that the child has immediate access to guns in his home. A school resource officer with MIPD has been at each of the island’s schools since 2018. The investigation remains active. Police officer fired after faking report to get out of a meeting May 15, 2021center_img Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments RELATEDTOPICS MARCO ISLAND, Fla. – A verbal threat was reported at Marco Island Charter Middle School around 4 p.m. Wednesday. Marco Island police said they investigated the situation and that the the threat was reported after students were dismissed for the day. Numerous school officials, students, and parents were interviewed by the police department. The threat was made in a school recreation area when children were playing with a ball. The 12-year-old boy, who is believed to have made the statements, denied making them, according to Marco Island police. The child was removed from school by administrators. AdvertisementTags: marco islandpolicelast_img read more

Canadians’ confidence wavers when faced with interest rate rise

first_img Keywords Consumer borrowing and saving Canadians face obstacles to investing kovaleff/123RF One in five Canadians will need to liquidate an asset to pay for debt: survey Canadians more focused on saving than paying down debt: survey More than three-quarters of Canadians entered 2018 optimistic about their finances; however, nearly three in five admit their confidence would wane if interest rates go up again, according to a recent survey conducted on behalf of Toronto-based Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC).In addition to rising interest rates, 70% of Canadians surveyed also expressed concerns about the effect of higher food and utility costs on their finances, and how that might impact their savings. More than half of U.S. millennials actively contribute to retirement accounts: survey Leah Golob “This poll offers a glimpse into the financial psyche of Canadians who say they feel confident about their finances, but are actually very worried about bumps in the year ahead that could derail their goals,” says Jennifer Hubbard, managing director of financial planning and advice at CIBC.“Given that household debt remains at record highs, it’s no surprise that Canadians are concerned about even the slightest change that might affect their finances. The best way to weather uncertainty is to have a solid financial plan in place to help manage any challenges ahead.”Read: Interest rate hike on the horizonThe key findings of the study include:> The majority of survey respondents (77%) feel confident they’ll be able to achieve their 2018 financial goals, with 23% saying they are “very confident” and 54% feeling “somewhat confident.”> Men are more confident than woman about their finances, with ratings of 82% and 72%, respectively.> More than half (59%) of Canadians surveyed would feel “significantly less” confident if interest rates go up.> A large number (70%) of respondents worry they’re not saving enough.Among respondents who are more self-assured in their finances, their confidence grows from a rising stock market (29%), minimum wage increases (21%), and moderate economic growth (17%). Notably, 37% of men say the rising stock market increases their confidence while only 21% of women feel the same way.Furthermore, the minimum wage increase appears to be making millennials more optimistic about their financial future — among respondents aged 18 to 34, 31% say the minimum wage increase is boosting their confidence.“What’s particularly striking is the difference in financial confidence and optimism levels between women and men, which points to the need for a greater understanding on how to narrow the gap,” Hubbard says. “There could be many reasons for this disparity, ranging from pay equity to self-doubt about how to best manage their money.The best way for Canadians to increase their confidence in times of uncertainty, Hubbard adds, is to work with an expert who can put the current economic climate into context while also helping to develop a financial plan.The financial confidence poll was conducted online among 1,524 randomly selected adults on Dec. 11 and Dec. 12, 2017. Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Record oil price plunge dominates March price indexes: StatsCan

first_img Ontario unlikely to balance budget by 2030: FAO The prices for raw materials dropped by 15.6% in March, according to Statistics Canada, as crude oil prices fell by a record 39.7% in the month.The huge fall in crude prices followed the drop in global demand due to Covid-19 and the failure of OPEC and Russia to agree on supply cuts, which left daily supply outstripping demand. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Leading indicators signal steady rebound: OECD James Langton The decline in raw materials prices was the largest monthly decrease since the global financial crisis in late 2008.Excluding crude energy products, StatsCan’s raw materials price index rose 0.4% in March as precious metals prices gained 7.3%.“The market for gold in March was volatile,” StatsCan said. “In the first half of the month, prices fell sharply, corresponding to declines in equity markets worldwide.”Yet, in the second half of the month, prices surged as investors sought safe haven assets, the agency noted.“Global liquidity of gold was also impacted by Covid-19 as refineries were shut down and supply routes were disrupted,” StatsCan said.While raw materials prices were down sharply in March, the prices for products manufactured in Canada also dropped by 0.9%, StatsCan reported.Again, weaker energy prices led the way. For example, gas prices dropped 20.7% in March.Excluding refined energy products, industrial prices were up 1.0% during the month, as pulp and paper prices rose 3.2% and vehicle prices increased 2.0%.StatsCan noted that the Canadian dollar depreciated 5.0% relative to the U.S. dollar during the month, pushing up the Canadian-dollar prices for products that are typically denominated in U.S. dollars.Absent the decline in the loonie, industrial prices would have dropped by 2.1% in March, StatsCan said.Separately, StatsCan also reported that average weekly earnings rose 3.7% in February. Average hours worked remained stable, but payroll employment declined by 35,000 from the previous month.These data largely predate the effects of the Covid-19 outbreak, but will serve as the benchmark for measuring the impact of the crisis in future releases.“Although the landscape of the Canadian labour market has shifted since February, data from the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic are important for monitoring when and where changes will occur over the following months,” the agency said. “As a result, this release largely serves as a benchmark for measuring the effects of Covid-19 on payroll employment, earnings and hours worked in Canada.” Keywords Pandemics,  Economic indicators,  CoronavirusCompanies Statistics Canada Household debt-to-income ratio fell in first quarter: Statscan Oil pump jacks at sunset sky background. bashta/123RF Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Culture of Productivity must Permeate the Society- Danny Roberts

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Vice President of the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU), Danny Roberts, has said that for Jamaica to become a developed country, a culture and awareness of productivity must permeate the society. “There must be a drive towards providing that productivity culture and awareness that engulfs and permeates the society so that we can all benefit from that process, both in terms of profitability and standards of living, because every country is judged on the basis of its development by the extent to which its workers’ standard of living improves,” he said.“Productivity is the nearest thing in terms of accomplishing the higher standards of living and the improved welfare and wellbeing of the Jamaican people,” Mr. Roberts pointed out as he addressed the opening ceremony for National Productivity Awareness Week held recently at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston.According to the trade unionist, recent studies done by the JCTU show that unless there is a level of productivity awareness and the development of a productivity culture at the national level, it is going to be much more difficult both at the enterprise and sector levels, to drive and maximize the productivity input.“In the same way we have the Christmas culture and the dancehall culture and the carnival culture, we need to have a productivity culture where a worker going into the workplace understands the critical factors that are going to be important in terms of improving the quality of his performance,” he posited.He said that at the heart of this process “lies our human capital and the way we treat it is going to be critical to the process of productivity improvement.”According to Mr. Roberts, one of the challenges that trade unions face is to “get the society to understand and appreciate that productivity, certainly at the enterprise level, also has to do with how is it that you treat people.”He said that managers need to understand that greater levels of productivity improvement cannot be achieved unless the workers are given “a sense of ownership, a sense of partnership, and a feeling of involvement in the production process.” He warned that, “if that does not happen, then you are going to inhibit any chance you may have of actualizing and maximizing your productivity potential.”In addressing the issue of skills training, Mr. Roberts said that this is of critical importance if the Jamaican worker is to survive in the global world of competition. “We face the problem of lack of skills among our workforce. We need to up-skill our workforce,” he said.Noting that factors outside of the workplace also affect the workers’ ability to perform on the job, the trade unionist said that: “we cannot ignore what happens in the communities, in the homes, in the wider society but we have to be involved in all of that because those things are important factors to driving our productivity.”Turning to the matter of remuneration for workers, Mr. Roberts said that trade unions have “sought to move away from the adversarial approach to collective bargaining to the more cooperative and integrative approach because we recognize that unless there is value-added to the production process, it makes absolutely no sense to continue to argue for more wage increases for workers when that more is coming from less.”National Productivity Awareness Week is being held under the theme: “Enhancing Living Standards through Productivity Growth.” RelatedCulture of Productivity must Permeate the Society- Danny Roberts Culture of Productivity must Permeate the Society- Danny Roberts UncategorizedNovember 23, 2007 RelatedCulture of Productivity must Permeate the Society- Danny Robertscenter_img RelatedCulture of Productivity must Permeate the Society- Danny Roberts Advertisementslast_img read more

By Australia’s Acting Chief Medical Officer and Chief Veterinary Officer to mark World Antimicrobial Awareness Week

first_imgBy Australia’s Acting Chief Medical Officer and Chief Veterinary Officer to mark World Antimicrobial Awareness Week Department of Agriculture and Water ResourcesAntimicrobials are used against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites, which can make us sick. Antimicrobials are also used in animal and plant health. So to reduce antimicrobial resistance we need to recognise the interconnection between people, animals, plants and our shared environment. This is called a ‘One Health’ approach.Antimicrobial resistance is a natural occurrence, but it gets worse when antimicrobials are overused or used incorrectly. Resistant microbes can then spread between people, animals and the environment and lead to resistant infections. Resistant infections lead to longer hospital stays, higher medical or veterinary costs, decreased productivity and increased risk of death.Antimicrobial resistance is developing more quickly than new medicines are becoming available. For people, antimicrobial resistance is a serious problem. Antimicrobials are important medicines that have saved millions of lives. There has been some recent good news in relation to this issue: there has been a reduction in antimicrobial use in the Australian population. However, there is evidence that we continue to use them incorrectly. We can do better.Australia’s National Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy – 2020 and Beyond was released in March 2020. It sets a 20-year vision to protect the health of humans, animals and the environment from antimicrobial resistance. It requires action by all Australian governments, industries, professionals, the research community and the general public. In the recent Budget, the Government announced $22.5 million over 4 years to support the implementation of this Strategy.The Australian Government will continue to lead Australia’s response to antimicrobial resistance, but we all share the responsibility to only use antimicrobials when it is necessary and as little as possible.Follow these easy steps so that together we can reduce antimicrobial resistance:only use antimicrobials as directeddon’t share antimicrobials or save them for another timeensure that you always follow the advice of your health professional and veterinarian when using antimicrobialsprevent infections spreading in the first place and avoid using antimicrobials through:regular hand washingcoughing and sneezing into a tissue or your elbowkeeping your vaccinations up-to-dateif you have animals in your care:use good biosecurity, on-farm hygiene, and animal welfare and husbandry practiceskeep their vaccinations up-to-dateprovide appropriate nutrition and clean housingseek advice from your local veterinarian if they are sick.It’s also important to know that not all sick people and animals need antimicrobials in the first instance.Trust your health professional and veterinarian, and don’t pressure them for antimicrobials. If you or your animal is prescribed antimicrobials, fully follow the instructions and only use antimicrobials that are prescribed.Find out more about antimicrobial resistance and how it affects your life, the lives of our animals and our agriculture.Antimicrobial resistance is a serious global threat to human and animal health. We encourage all Australians to play their part in reducing antimicrobial resistance by developing good habits around controlling infection in themselves and their animals. Together we can reduce the risk of resistance, if we handle antimicrobials with care!Professor Paul KellyActing Australian Government Chief Medical OfficerDr Mark SchippAustralian Chief Veterinary Officer /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Agriculture, animal welfare, Australia, Australian, Australian Government, bacteria, community, environment, Government, hospital, infection, nutrition, parasites, Professor, research, veterinary, viruseslast_img read more

Townsville heart of Queensland’s new minerals processing era

first_imgTownsville heart of Queensland’s new minerals processing era Queensland is entering a golden new era of minerals processing and Townsville is right at the heart of the action, Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said today.Mr Macfarlane will be in Townsville next week to host a QRC networking event on Tuesday, June 8 at The Ville Resort-Casino featuring an address by Resources Minister and Member for Townsville Scott Stewart.The QRC event is expected to attract major resources operators and service providers in the region, keen to hear the Minister speak about how the newly launched Queensland Resources Industry Development Plan (QRIDP) will impact the sector.“The resources industry is looking to partner with the Queensland Government to map out a path via the QRIDP to sustained growth right across the sector, and to address the barriers restricting our international competitiveness,” Mr Macfarlane said.“Queensland has fallen to 16th in the world* in terms of our attractiveness to global resources investors, which needs to be turned around.“The QRC has high expectations of the QRIDP delivering much-needed improvements across our industry and we’ll continue to work collaboratively with the government to achieve this.”A national commodity outlook report released by the Minerals Council of Australia this week shows demand for Australian commodities will increase over the next decade, largely due to a rapidly modernising Asia Pacific region.“Queensland is set to benefit from a predicted increase in global demand for our minerals to support emerging technologies,” Mr Macfarlane said.“Last year, Queensland produced 65 percent of Australia’s silver, 60 percent of its lead, 56 percent of its zinc and a quarter of its copper – with the vast majority going through the Port of Townsville – so we’re in prime position to benefit from increased demand for these commodities.“Value adding is the name of the game in minerals processing and with excellent regional facilities like JCU’s Economic Geology Unit and the Department of Resources Core Library in Mount Isa, the greater Townsville region is well placed to be a powerhouse in finding, producing and most importantly processing both base and new economy minerals.”The Commodity Outlook Demand 2030 report released by the MCA predicts that by 2030, world zinc consumption will grow by 12 percent and demand for rare earth elements such as neodymium – which has already grown by 327 percent since 2010 – is projected to increase by up to 113 per cent.“History shows global copper consumption has doubled every 25 to 30 years, and demand is expected to accelerate with the electrification of the global economy,” Mr Macfarlane said.“If we do our homework properly, the forecast increase in demand for these commodities will deliver huge local benefits for Townsville in terms of increased economic activity and more jobs.”According to the latest ABS data released yesterday, exploration expenditure in Queensland rose by 24 percent over the past 12 months“Queensland minerals exploration expenditure in particular has kept increasing throughout COVID,” Mr Macfarlane said.“Looking at the performance of individual commodities over the 12 months, copper exploration expenditure is up 13 percent since March last year and gold is up 33 percent.“That’s very good news for the Townsville region.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:ABS, abs data, Asia, Australia, Australian, commodities, council, exploration, Government, industry, Minerals Council of Australia, Mount Isa, pacific, Queensland, Queensland Resources Council, resources, Townsvillelast_img read more

UK Government gears up for roll out of greener fuel with national awareness campaign

first_imgUK Government gears up for roll out of greener fuel with national awareness campaign government launches national advertising campaign ahead of the rollout of greener E10 petrolpetrol blended with up to 10% renewable ethanol could cut carbon emissions equivalent to taking 350,000 cars off the road every yearE10 petrol rollout could also create up to 100 jobs in the north east of England as we build back greenerFuel pumps up and down the country will look different this summer as a nationwide information campaign on the introduction of E10 petrol kicks off.Aimed at raising awareness of the greener fuel and how its rollout will help the UK to build back greener, the campaign – which will begin in mid-June – will be seen on fuel pump labels and in targeted digital, radio and social media advertising.As well as promoting the benefits of E10 – which is petrol blended with up to 10% renewable ethanol, making it greener than existing petrol – the campaign will encourage motorists to check their vehicle is compatible with the fuel.The campaign launch comes ahead of the introduction of E10 across all UK petrol stations in Great Britain from September, potentially cutting transport CO2 emissions by 750,000 tonnes a year – equivalent to the annual uptake of a forest the size of the Isle of Wight.Transport Minister, Rachel Maclean, said:The rollout of E10 is the latest in a string of measures we’re taking to cut road emissions, reduce pollution and keep us on track to meet our ambitious net zero by 2050 target.This campaign will not only make drivers aware of the changes we’re making, but will also show millions of motorists how E10 introduction plays a part in helping reduce carbon emissions and build back greener with every tank of petrol.As well as playing a part in the UK’s ambitions to decarbonise transport and hit net zero, the rollout of E10 petrol will boost job opportunities across the country. So far, securing up to 100 jobs in the north east of England, following the reopening of AB Sugar’s Vivergo plant, and increasing production at existing biofuel plants, such as Ensus.The introduction of E10 will see renewable ethanol in petrol double from the current petrol blend E5, which contains no more than 5% ethanol, further reducing emissions from millions of cars in line with our climate change targets.A small number of older vehicles, including classic cars and some from the early 2000s, will continue to need E5 fuel, which is why supplies of E5 petrol will be maintained in the super petrol grade. We are advising motorists to use the new E10 compatibility checker to see if their vehicle is compatible. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Britain, campaign, carbon emissions, climate change, Government, Great Britain, Maclean, Minister, pollution, production, renewable, social media, Transport, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

Adobe Road Winery at AZ Jet Center with Barrett-Jackson

first_imgLink to Event Details1/11/2020 – 1/19/2020Westworld of Scottsdale16601 North Pima RoadScottsdale, AZ 85260Buy Adobe Road Wines HereUSE CODE: AZJET66Offer Ends 2 / 29 / 2020 , 11:59 p.m. PSTWine Club pricing appliesTo speak to our wine club concierge, contact: [email protected] or call 707-939-7967 (available Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm).Advertisement Facebook Linkedin TAGSAdobe Road WineryBarrett-JacksonConsumer Share Email Twittercenter_img Advertisement(Petaluma, CA) – January 10, 2020 Adobe Road Winery is proud to announce a partnership with Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, at their annual auction week in Scottsdale, Arizona, Jan 12th through 18th.Adobe Road Winery has been invited to showcase the amazing new Racing Series wines, which have been receiving incredible accolades and recognition including recent appearances and stories with FOX Business, Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal and others. View Adobe PR The Racing Series is comprised of four ultra-premium California red blends, all inspired by championship moments on the track.Redline, Shift, The 24, and Apex are all rated 90+ points and employ new cutting-edge packaging technology, showcasing Shift’s metal-gated Ferrari shifter – the plastic vintage 5 speed shift knob – and the debut of the new 2018 Redline, featuring the world’s first interactive label!! The front of the bottle features a metal dial and a red tachometer needle that tips into the “Redline” when you pour the bottle to pour.The team from Adobe Road Winery will be participating in multiple VIP tasting events throughout the week of the Barrett-Jackson Event. Championship driver and CEO, Kevin Buckler, founder of Adobe Road Winery and The Racers Group (TRG), will be on hand throughout the week to assist in the festivities. With a storied legacy on the track, with a win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 4 victories at the Rolex 24 of Daytona, Buckler and the squad are excited to join the winning team of Barrett-Jackson and Adobe Road Winery partner and distributor, Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, at this milestone automotive event.Adobe Road Winery will be debuting The Racing Series wines and accepting advance orders of their limited edition Carbon Fiber Racing Series gift box.“I have been watching the growth and ascension of the auctions around the US sinceI was racing early on, and what has been transpiring in Scottsdale is phenomenal!. After all these years, I am honored to be participating in the ‘granddaddy’ of them all at Barrett-Jackson”, states CEO, Kevin Buckler. “I spoke with Craig and Carolyn Jackson last week and we are so pleased and honored to be invited to this fabulous event and to introduce Adobe Road Winery and The Racing Series wines to their VIP Guests.Legends meet Legends with TRG and Barrett-Jackson!Kevin’s and TRG’s racing history is legendary—with more than 100 professional victories, including the 24 hours of Daytona (4 times) and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, TRG has the winningest record of any independent GT team in history. Kevin & the Adobe Road Winery team use the race team’s heritage of meticulous craftsmanship and execution and apply it to creating award-winning Adobe Road Wines.Driver and Owner Summary Highlights:4 victories and 13 podiums at the Rolex 24 at DaytonaOverall victory at Rolex 24 at Daytona, 2003GT class victory at the 2002 24 Hours of Le MansOver 100 professional victories, over 200 podiumsTRG has 7 series championships (IMSA, GrandAm, Pirelli World Challenge)TRG ran Daytona for 22 straight years and is the only team to have ever run a 5 car Porsche team successfully for 8 straight years Pinterest ReddIt Home Industry News Releases Adobe Road Winery at AZ Jet Center with Barrett-JacksonIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessAdobe Road Winery at AZ Jet Center with Barrett-JacksonBy Press Release – January 13, 2020 236 0 Previous articleCommerce7 Launches Dev Center for Building Apps Right Inside Commerce7 Admin Panel, POS, and Reservation PlatformNext articleDella Toffola Delivers Complete Line of Technologically-Advanced Bottling and Packaging Solutions for the Wine Industry Press Releaselast_img read more

Tenants get rent reduction hearing after asbestos year of construction

first_imgHomeNewsTenants get rent reduction hearing after asbestos year of construction Feb. 15, 2017 at 8:15 amNewsTenants get rent reduction hearing after asbestos year of constructionGuest Author4 years agoasbestoscity councilConcord Managementdaily pressLLCM A SNewsNMSSanta MonicaShekhterAsbestos in Santa Monica – Tenth St Promenade  Two giant, transparent tarps hang over the front of the Tenth Street Promenade apartments. Behind the pane-less window frames, construction workers rip out the bare bones of vacant units. On a weekday afternoon, the workmen’s radios blare as they shout conversations from apartment to apartment.For the five tenants holding on to their rent controlled apartments just north of Arizona, the construction is nearly unbearable.On some days, the buildings at 1238 and 1242 10th Street rattle so violently it knocks picture frames off side tables. The central courtyard that used to showcase a large tree is now covered in dust and debris. The tree was recently cut down. Peace seems nowhere near – as more tenants get fed up with the noise and take buyouts, their apartments are gutted as well. Fifteen of the twenty apartments are now in some stage of demolition.Multiple tenants say the last year of construction has been careless at best and a risk to their health at worse.One tenant, Shruti, is refusing to leave her home of twelve years despite a relocation order from the City after multiple tests found asbestos dust in her unit. Asbestos is a known carcinogen and there are strict federal guidelines regarding its abatement. It is knocked free from old ceilings and walls during remodeling and while M A S Construction did file the proper paperwork with the Air Quality Management District regarding the cleanup, tenants claim workers did not follow proper protocol disposing of the debris or keeping the dust from floating into nearby apartments.“I’m worried now because I know they’re not going to follow the rules,” said Shruti, who asked the Daily Press not to publish her last name. Her next-door neighbor recently took a buyout, and the removal of that ceiling is imminent. The property manager at Concord Real Estate did not respond to our request for comment on this story, nor did the Vice President of M A S Construction.This is an issue that has now been going on for five months. Back in September, after the City of Santa Monica verified the presence of asbestos on three different surfaces in her unit, Shruti was given 24 hours to pack up and leave. She grabbed everything she thought was important or valuable and spent the next seven weeks bouncing between AirBnBs.When her property manager finally told her she could come home, she was shocked by what she saw.“They didn’t clean anything,” Shruti said. “There was seven weeks worth of dust everywhere. I have pictures of rags covered in black dust to prove it.”A self-described neat freak, Shruti felt violated. Property management never told her who had come into her apartment while she was gone. She demanded more testing, which once again found asbestos. But this time, she’s forfeiting the relocation money and staying put.“This is still my space at the end of the day.”Throughout all this, Shruti continues to pay her full rent. After a year of complaints over the way construction has been handled, she and the other four tenants left will have a rent reduction hearing with the City, along with representatives from Concord Management and M A S Construction Thursday.“The City, I have to commend them. They have been very responsive to us but you can’t force (the companies) to take responsibility for their actions,” Shruti said.Shruti, who is a business analyst professionally, is bringing a detailed list of complaints with her to the early morning meeting. She has carefully documented missteps by both Concord and M A S. However, she’s worried the City can do little to keep the problems from happening again.“I don’t like to rock the boat but when you’re messing with my health, I have to say something,” Shruti said.While the building is managed by Concord, it is owned by an LLC linked to Neil Shekhter, Santa Monica’s biggest developer who is the CEO of NMS Property Management. Some of the paperwork regarding the asbestos abatement is on NMS stationary and Shekhter’s name is signed on the deed.The City Council has asked for stricter scrutiny of Shekhter’s dealings in the City, after a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge found he submitted a forged documents to the court. An attorney for Shekhter is fighting the charges in court and denies his client forged any contracts.Meanwhile, Santa Monica is moving forward to keeping situations like the one at the Tenth Street Promenade from happening again. Staff has recommended adding new tenant protections regarding construction, anticipating a whirlwind of permits because of the City’s new seismic retrofit ordinance.“A strong housing market and increased construction related activities in multi-family buildings has shined a light on a gap in protections for tenants where hazardous materials are detected during the construction,” said the City’s public information officer, Constance Farrell, in an email to the Daily Press.“These enhancements will provide stronger protections for tenants and give the City more options to preserve the quality of life for those impacted by materials including asbestos and lead paint.”One of the protections will allow City oversight of hazardous material abatement, suggesting the City should “actively monitor such handling” and possibly hire qualified experts to evaluate [email protected] :asbestoscity councilConcord Managementdaily pressLLCM A SNewsNMSSanta MonicaShekhtershare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentCanine Cupids to Deliver Valentine’s to Patients at UCLA Medical CenterIn solidarity with Standing Rock, City moves forward to cut ties with Wells FargoYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall11 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press22 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press22 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson22 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter22 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor22 hours agolast_img read more