Malibu Association Of Realtors Continue P.C.H. Clean Ups

first_imgHomeBriefsMalibu Association Of Realtors Continue P.C.H. Clean Ups  Aug. 10, 2019 at 9:14 amBriefsDevelopmentNewsMalibu Association Of Realtors Continue P.C.H. Clean Ups Guest Author2 years agoBig RockLas Flores Canyon Dukes RestaurantMalibuMalibu Association of RealtorsPCH By Susan Manners, Executive Director, Malibu Association of REALTORSThe Malibu Association of REALTORS recently organized a Saturday morning PCH clean-up after renewing their Adopt-A-Highway commitment. REALTORS adopted the stretch of PCH extending from Las Flores Canyon Dukes Restaurant to Big Rock, which both residents and visitors see as they approach Malibu from points east. Malibu REALTORS have participated in the Adopt a Highway cleanup program for almost 6 years and proud of their “hands on” approach to keeping Malibu beautiful. Local REALTOR and Chairman of M.A.R. Public Relations committee Ignacio Rodriguez says the clean-up efforts are well timed “with summer crowds flocking to our local beaches there is a great need to keep PCH and Malibu clear of trash, not only for beautification purposes, but for motorist and pedestrian safety”. Rodriguez would also like to remind the public that National CleanUp Day is fast approaching – Saturday, September 21, 2019. He encourages members of the community to create or sign up for a clean-up event with their local non profit organizations or join the REALTORS for their clean up event. To sign up for the REALTORS September 21st Adopt-A-Highway Coastal Cleanup Day, contact REALTOR Stephen Udoff at 310.701.6848 or [email protected] :Big RockLas Flores Canyon Dukes RestaurantMalibuMalibu Association of RealtorsPCHshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentCrime Watch – Monday, August 10, 2019Five-year water rate increases up for debateYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press11 hours agoBriefsCalifornia State Treasurer Fiona Ma to Speak at Online Santa Monica College Commencement Ceremony June 25Guest Author11 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agolast_img read more

Mount Snow: Furloughs unrelated to EB-5 delays

first_imgMount Snow Resort,Resort officials say an unseasonably warm winter, rather than unforeseen delays in obtaining $52 million in foreign investor money, is the reason for a temporary lay off of an undisclosed number of employeesby Mike Faher/The Commons(link is external) A warm, unseasonable winter has forced an undisclosed number of layoffs at Mount Snow ski resort in Dover. But resort administrators expect to hire back those employees soon. And they say the furloughs aren’t related to a $52 million cash crunch in the resort’s EB-5 foreign investor program — a problem that has slowed new development at Mount Snow.“One has absolutely nothing to do with the other,” Mount Snow President Dick Deutsch said. “One is on the development side … and one is strictly operational.”Deutsch added that “just about every ski resort in New England had a sub-par season this year. So this [layoff] is not atypical of what people do in the ski resort business.”Mount Snow bills itself as “Vermont’s closest big mountain to the Northeast’s metropolitan areas.” But that wasn’t much help during a winter that featured historically warm temperatures and little natural snow.Resort spokesman Thad Quimby said Mount Snow was open for roughly a full season, though he acknowledged that a lack of snow in December 2015 made things difficult. He credited the resort’s staff for keeping the slopes open to the fullest extent possible.“From our perspective, it was a huge success in that we were able to rebound with our snowmaking,” Quimby said. He added that, throughout the winter of 2015-16, “we had all the events that we normally would have.”Quimby said he couldn’t release statistics detailing the warm winter’s impact at Mount Snow. But the resort’s parent, Missouri-based Peak Resorts, noted a 23-percent decline in skier and tuber visits companywide when releasing financial results for the quarter that ended Jan. 31.Timothy Boyd, Peak’s president and chief executive officer, said the 2015-16 ski season “got off to a late and very choppy start due to unseasonably warm weather in both our Northeast and Midwest regions.”As a result, Boyd said in March that he expected Peak’s fiscal year revenue to be down from last year because “the effect of the poor weather conditions was simply too much to overcome.”At Mount Snow, that has translated into furloughs that go above and beyond the normal springtime workforce reduction. Neither Quimby nor Deutsch would say how many employees were affected, but Deutsch characterized the positions as “seasonal, hourly” staffers.“Operationally, the impact is very minimal for us,” Quimby added. “We look forward to having all these employees back as we ramp up for the summer.”Deutsch said there is recent precedent for such reductions at Mount Snow. “In 2011-12, we had a subpar year. We did it then,” he said. “There are some ski resorts that do it every year.”He was adamant, though, that resort employment isn’t connected to EB-5 funding delays at Mount Snow.The federal EB-5 program, created by Congress in 1990, aims to stimulate the economy by allowing foreign investors to obtain visas if they contribute certain amounts to job-creating projects in the U.S. Generally, the minimum investment required is $1 million, but that is reduced to $500,000 in a “targeted employment area” like Mount Snow.The EB-5 program is under scrutiny after state and federal authorities earlier this month alleged a $200 million “Ponzi-like scheme” by developers in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. The allegations include EB-5-funded activities at Jay Peak and Q Burke resort properties.Deutsch took pains to separate Mount Snow’s EB-5 projects from the recent headlines, stressing that his company has “no connection to Jay Peak.” He acknowledged, though, that he is concerned that the public’s perception of EB-5 will be negatively impacted by the legal drama unfolding a few hours to the north.“I’m very concerned. I’d be foolish not to be concerned,” he said. “But it’s important to know that we are in good standing with the state of Vermont.”That’s not to say EB-5 isn’t causing some headaches at Mount Snow. The resort’s first such project — consisting of the West Lake snow-making upgrade and the new Carinthia Ski Lodge — has slowed dramatically because $52 million in foreign investment funds are in escrow while Mount Snow awaits approvals from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).In reporting Peak Resorts’ quarterly earnings last month, Boyd noted that the company already had invested more than $12 million in the West Lake project, which is expected to give Mount Snow six times the water-storage capacity it currently has.“We will be reimbursed for that spending when the committed funds are released from escrow,” Boyd said. “Our advisers continue to indicate that there are no areas of concern in the USCIS approval process and attribute the delay to a growing review backlog at the USCIS.”He added, though, that the “slower-than-expected timeline for approval of our EB-5 project has resulted in cash balances that are lower than we had anticipated.”Deutsch said Mount Snow and Peak Resorts have enlisted congressional help to free up the EB-5 money. But he said “we’ve not been able to get a date certain.”“We are now in our 23rd month of waiting for the immigration service to approve our first investor and our project,” Deutsch said. “We think it’s because they’ve just been deluged with thousands of applications.”Federal documents confirm that is the case. The USCIS website shows that the current, estimated waiting time for approval of an I-526 petition — the kind submitted by foreign investors under the EB-5 program — is 16.6 months.A year-by-year list of I-526 petitions details the program’s rapid growth. The government received 3,805 petitions in fiscal year 2011; 6,346 petitions in fiscal 2013; and 14,373 petitions in fiscal 2015.Officials are approving or denying thousands of petitions each year, but it isn’t happening quickly enough to avoid long waits. In the first quarter of fiscal year 2016 alone, so-called “alien entrepreneurs” filed 6,277 new I-526 petitions, and nearly 22,000 applications were listed as pending overall.While not commenting specifically on Mount Snow’s case, a USCIS spokesperson said the agency “has taken many actions to improve overall efficiency.” Those include a greater focus on clearing “aging cases” and reducing processing times.The Immigrant Investor Program Office also is hiring more adjudicators and economists to try and address the backlog: The office has 125 full-time employees and is looking to reach 171 staffers by the end of 2016, the spokesperson said.Deutsch, who also serves as a Peak Resorts vice president, said he is hoping Mount Snow’s wait is over soon.“I think the future of Mount Snow is great. We have really been very satisfied with our investment at Mount Snow,” Deutsch said. “We have invested in our [West Lake] project to date. And we hope the EB-5 project continues for many years to come.”Originally published in The Commons issue #354 (Wednesday, April 27, 2016). www.commonsnews.org(link is external)last_img read more

Hurricane Nana makes landfall in Belize

first_img Aug 1, 2020 Hurricane Warning Declared as Tropical Storm Nana Approaches… More proof of the need for increased #ClimateAction, as #HurricaneNana makes landfall as a category 1 hurricane on the coast of #Belize – we are halfway through a record-setting hurricane season and at ‘N’ already! We hope that the damage is minimal.— OACPS Secretariat (@PressACP) September 3, 2020 You may be interested in… Sep 2, 2020 (CBC News) Hurricane Nana made landfall in Belize, pelting a relatively sparsely populated stretch of the country’s coast with heavy rain and wind before weakening to a tropical storm while pushing across Guatemala on Thursday. Sep 2, 2020 UK Ships Ready to Swing into Action this Hurricane Season The U.S. National Hurricane Center reported that Nana hit land between the coastal towns of Dangriga and Placencia shortly after midnight at an area around 80 kilometres south of Belize City with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h, making it barely a hurricane. The storm was moving west-southwest at 24 km/h. Belize authorities did not immediately report injuries when Nana made landfall shortly after midnight Thursday. More than 4,000 people, primarily in the south of the country, moved to government shelters. Read more at: CBC News Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Aug 28, 2020 The Bahamas bracing for hurricane conditions today Later in the morning, Nana was downgraded to a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds near 95 km/h. It was centred about 240 kilometres north-northeast of Guatemala City and neared the border with Mexico. Nana may hit Belize at tropical storm strength; Omar… The 15th storm already in the Atlantic hurricane season earlier passed over Belize Nana may hit Belize at tropical storm strength; Omar downgraded(South Florida Sun Sentinel) Tropical Storm Nana is running out of time to strengthen into a hurricane before landfall and may hit Belize as a tropical storm overnight, according to the National Hurricane Center. Wind shear limited its intensity, but any strong convective burst could push it into a Category…September 2, 2020In “Belize”Hurricane Warning Declared as Tropical Storm Nana Approaches Belize(National Meteorological Services of Belize) The National Meteorological Services of Belize and the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) advise that Tropical Storm Nana As of 3am local time, Tropical Storm Nana was located near latitude 17.0N, longitude 82.7W or about 365 miles east of Belize City. Nana was moving to…September 2, 2020In “Belize”Thirty-years on – Jamaicans remember destructive hurricane GilbertThe first name that usually comes to mind when Jamaicans recall the devastation of Hurricane Gilbert in 1988 is reggae singer Lloyd Lovindeer. That’s because Lovindeer’s song, Wild Gilbert, so felicitously captured the occasion, meticulously blending the agony of the destructive mood of the natural disaster with the auspicious nature of…September 12, 2018In “Jamaica”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

Martin Bencher skids in Sweden

first_imgJonas Peterson, project manager from Martin Bencher’s Gothenburg office reported that the most critical part of the move was crossing a bridge in Helgum: “The bridge is not strong enough to withstand the loads from both trailer and transformer,” he said.Using skidding beams, Martin Bencher skidded the transformer over the 200 m-long bridge, before loading it back on to the trailer with hydraulic jacks.In a separate project, Martin Bencher transported 12 breakbulk pieces, including a 134-tonne evaporator, from China to Uruguay.Martin Bencher oversaw local transportation in China, sea transportation, and the unloading operation in Uruguay. From there, Quantum Forwarding took over port operations.www.martin-bencher.comquantumforwarding.comlast_img read more

Anda Malu Ngorok di Angkutan Umum? Begini Cara Mengatasinya!

first_imgMemang beberapa mengatakan, orang mengorok sebenarnya tidak semua karena penyakit, melainkan terkait dari masalah sederhana yang tidak berbahaya dan akhirnya harus ditangani dokter. Penyebab orang mengorok bisa dikarenakan struktur mulut, memiliki pangkal lidah yang tebal akan beresiko tidur ngorok karena saluran udara menjadi sempit.Orang obesitas atau kelebihan berat badan pun bisa menjadi ngorok karena jaringan di bagian belakang tenggorokan menghambat aliran udara. Minuman alkohol pun bisa menjadi penyebabnya bila dikonsumsi terlalu banyak. Jika Anda memiliki penyakit sinusitis dan amandel bisa juga menyebabkan tidur ngorok, sebab saluran pernafasan terganggu karena hidung tersumbat atau saat amandel membengkak.Namun, tidak perlu khawatir, sebenarnya ada beberapa hal yang bisa dilakukan agar saat tidur dalam moda transportasi Anda tidak mengorok. Berikut ini ada beberapa hal yang bisa mencengah agar Anda tidak mengorok.Baiknya atur posisi tidur Anda, buat kepala tetap tegak. Karena mengingat posisi tidur pastinya tidak bisa dikontrol apalagi saat duduk. Anda bisa menggunakan bantal leher untuk menjaga agar kepala tidaklah nunduk dan posisi tidur aman.Tak hanya menjaga posisi kepala, Anda juga harus terhidrasi dengan baik. Setiap kali tubuh manusia yang kekurangan cairan (dehidrasi), cairan dari bukal dan hidung menjadi lebih lengket atau kental, yang berkontribusi pada pemblokiran jalan napas dan suara mendengkur keras. Minum banyak cairan akan menghindari hal ini terjadi. Asupan cairan harian yang direkomendasikan adalah sekitar 2,5 liter untuk pria dan 2,0 liter untuk wanita.Bila kursi Anda cukup luas untuk berbaring, pastikan tidak terlalu tidur telentang. Sebab saat Anda berbaring, lidah bisa mundur kebelakang dan memblokir saluran udara yang menyebabkan Anda ngorok.Baca juga: Kentut di Tempat Umum Ternyata Ada Aturannya!Saat naik pesawat, Anda mungkin tidak ingin duduk tegak selama penerbangan tiga jam atau lebih. Namun, Anda perlu mengetahui bahwa semakin Anda berbaring, maka semakin mungkin Anda akan mendengkur.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedOperasikan 400.000 Unit, Populasi Bus Listrik Terbesar Masih di Cina15/10/2019In “Bus AKAP”MRT Buat Video Tutorial Perilaku Penumpang, Kalau Mendengkur Jangan Lupa Pakai Masker!28/03/2019In “Darat”Hadapi Penumpang Mendengkur di Pesawat, Inilah Saran dari Pihak Maskapai21/11/2017In “Destinasi” Tidur di kendaraan umum karena perjalanan yang cukup memakan waktu dan melelahkan sudah jadi hal yang lumrah. Namun bagaimana kala tidur Anda terkombinasi dengan suara mendengkur atau mengorok? Bila pancaran suara ngorok cukup keras tentu saja akan mengganggu kenyamanan penumpang lain, dan pastinya membuat malu Si Pengorok, terlebih jika ada yang dengan iseng merekam dan mengunggahnya di sosial media.Baca juga: Tips Kenalan “Ampuh” di Moda Transportasi, Intinya Tidak Boleh Dipaksakan!Sebenarnya, tidur ngorok berarti tidur Anda tidak nyenyak karena suara yang ditimbulkan berasal dari aliran udara saat bernafas tidak lancar alias terhambat. KabarPenumpang.com merangkum dari berbagai sumber, ternyata banyak masyarakat yang penasaran penyebab tidur ngorok dan ada juga yang beranggapan tidur ngorok berkaitan dengan penyakit.last_img read more

Florida’s Chris Walker leaves school early for NBA draft

first_imgChris Walker was a McDonald’s All-American.Chris Walker was a McDonald’s All-American.GAINESVILLE – Florida forward/center Chris Walker has declared for the NBA draft, becoming the second player to leave coach Billy Donovan’s program in the last month.Walker joins shooting guard Michael Frazier II in leaving school early for the draft.The 6-foot-10 Walker averaged 4.7 points and 3.5 rebounds as a sophomore this season, proving to be one of the biggest disappointments in Donovan’s 19 years at Florida. A McDonald’s All-America in high school, Walker came to Gainesville with loads of hype. He fell way short of expectations, playing in 49 games and starting six in two years. He averaged 11 minutes, 3.7 points and 2.7 rebounds.Walker says he’s “excited to continue pursuing my dream of playing professionally.”Donovan says Walker is “a great kid with a lot of potential, and everyone here wishes the absolute best for him.”last_img read more

Firm backs Kameswa Souths United

first_imgBasketball BY Terence Kapipi Yacop UPNG Journalism Student Local building construction company  has stepped in to sponsor Kameswa Souths United to take part in the National Souths Basketball LeaCane Constructions Limitedgue (NSBL) tournament in Lae. “As part of our community and corporate social responsibility, we proudly sponsoring the team to participate in the Souths Basketball tournament to be hosted in Lae”, said Cane Constructions managing director Michael Ipa. Cane Construction representative Willie Dus presented two brand new jersey sets and team kits over the weekend in Mendi which was witnessed by the community and Mendi Archdiocese Bishop Donald Lippert. Bishop Lippert who is a minor sponsor and a strong backer of Kameswa was present to give his blessings for the team. “It gives me happiness to bless the players and jerseys of the Kameswa Souths, our local basketball team supported by Cane Construction. Win games, play fair and have fun”, said Bishop Lippert. The NSBL tournament will kick off on November 28 to December1 and will bring together the cream of Southern Highlands province’s basketball talents from all over Papua New Guinea. The teams will face each other in a basketball festival to be crowned the ultimate champion, a concept that is truly unique in PNG. Cane Constructions Kameswa United basketball team is made up of players residing in Kumin, Kambeyekipu, Mes and Wa villages and the youths of Kamberi in the heart of Mendi town. The team hopes to use the sport as a vehicle in promoting unity and a platform for the empowerment of youths to live better lives said team Patron Winston Kapipi. The Cane Construction Kameswa United Souths has also announced its team to participate in the tournament. The men’s team: Jero Kunda (c), Makus Kapipi (v/c), Bruce Kapipi, Samuel Paul, Junias Andrew, Pasi Turian, Enzel Lepi, Elijah Thomas, Rueben Yama, Stanley, Patrick Melenge, Medwick Kane and Jerry Ita. Tthe women’s team: Josephine Kapipi (c), Mofe Ako (v/c), Noreen Walter, Joan Kup, Elpha Kongai, Dorothy Peter, Tanda Pima, Cinderella Alex, Phillipa Yacop, Evelyne Ita, Ennie Ita, Enelis Ore, Theresa Ipam and Osma Negas. The team officials named are Gorothy Clement and Keps Hire for the coaching roles while the trainer for is Jero Kunda. Team doctors are Garcelyn It and Dorothy Urum. The team will be managed by Agnes Melenge.last_img read more

USC Basketball Holds Open Practice

first_imgPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-18:cc759e45919b49dbbef502c Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-179280-3846347406001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Friday night, fans filed into the USC practice facility to watch the Gamecock basketball team go through a scrimmage.Head coach Frank Martin wanted to give the fans a preview of his team and get them talking and thinking basketball.last_img read more