Dezer’s 30-acre megaproject in North Miami Beach gets first approval

first_imgShare via Shortlink Renderings of the project and Gil Dezer (Getty; Renderings via Zyscovich Architects)A nearly 30-acre mixed-use development that would bring luxury condo towers, a harbor and public promenade secured a key approval from the city of North Miami Beach.Developer Gil Dezer’s plan to transform the Intracoastal Mall will return to the North Miami City Commission next month, after commissioners voted to pass zoning amendments and a 30-year development agreement between the city and developer on first reading after a meeting that stretched past 3 a.m. Friday morning.The developer is proposing 2,000 residential units, 575,000 square feet of retail and office space, 250 hotel rooms, a harbor and central park and more. The megadevelopment would replace the 234,000-square-foot Intracoastal Mall and a three-story office building.ADVERTISEMENTDezer, whose recent projects include the Residences at Armani/Casa and the Porsche Design Tower, — two luxury condo towers visible from North Miami Beach — tapped Bernard Zyscovich of Zyscovich Architects to design the development.(Rendering via Zyscovich Architects)In July, Dezer Development received a favorable vote from the North Miami Beach planning board for its plans for the 29-acre property.The four-phased project would include 200,000 square feet of office space and 375,000 square feet of retail space with a grocery store and entertainment retail, for-sale townhouses, condos and rental apartments, and a waterfront promenade.As part of the approval, Dezer would also build police and fire substations, a community center, and infrastructure around the project.Tracy Slavens, an attorney at Holland & Knight who’s representing Dezer, introduced the project and said the developer shifted the building height and reduced the “intensity” by more than 70 percent. Dezer plans to relocate some retail tenants of the existing mall into the new project.Mayor Anthony F. DeFillipo urged the commission to move the plan forward.“Use the Aventura Mall as an example,” DeFillipo said. “At the end of the day they have a community that’s thriving. Where do we want to be?Dozens of nearby residents spoke against the plans and urged commissioners to reject the proposed changes. Many talked about the impact it could have on traffic, especially for those living in the Eastern Shores neighborhood.“You have the right, the obligation to stop this thing and you have to do that,” said Bruce Kusens, a resident who opposes the zoning changes. “This was supposed to make things better, not make things worse.”An ordinance amending the zoning and land development code related to the Intracoastal Mall property passed 4 to 3, with commissioners Phyllis Smith, Fortuna Smukler and Barbara Kramer voting against it.The ordinance gives direction to city staff to make changes related to the hotel component. The second ordinance, approving the master development agreement and conceptual master plan request by the developer, also passed 4 to 3 with the same commissioners voting for and against it. The latter ordinance passed with amendments.Arthur Gallagher, who works for the developer, said construction of the first phase could take three years from the time the developer receives building permits.If the commission votes to approve the ordinances on second reading, Dezer would have to get site plan approval, in addition to approvals from other government agencies, including Miami-Dade County’s Department of Environmental Resources Management.Contact Katherine Kallergis Email Address* Message* Full Name* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink TagsDevelopmentlast_img read more

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Top News of the Week of Sep 01 – Sep 07, 2014

first_img1. Forum Bags VARD’s Order for Eight ROVsForum Energy Technologies today announced that it has received an order from Vard Holdings Limited (VARD) to supply eight Perry XLX 150HP work-class remotely operated vehicle (ROV) systems.2. Norwegian-Russian Experts to Examine Sunken Nuclear Submarine K-159A Norwegian-Russian Expert Group is underway to examine the radioactive contamination at the sunken Russian nuclear submarine K-159 in the Barents Sea.3. DOF Subsea Secures W. Africa Gig from SaipemDOF Subsea UK Limited has been awarded and started work on a multi-million dollar contract with Saipem S.A. The scope sees the provision of DOF Subsea’s DSV Skandi Singapore and project crew, to complete two key construction projects offshore West Africa.4. Reef Subsea Wraps Up Sierra L5 and Bøyla ProjectsReef Subsea has safely and successfully concluded the L5 Sierra Pipeline and Bøyla development projects, both delivered ahead of the schedule set by their clients Technip and GDF SUEZ.5. UDS Orders New Ultra-Deep Multipurpose DSCVUltra Deep Solutions (UDS) has entered a contract to build one Ultra Deep Installer – Multipurpose Diving Support Construction Vessel, with an option for second vessel with an established China-based shipbuilding company, Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC).Related:Top News of the Week of Aug 25 – Aug 31, 2014Top News of the Week of Aug 18 – Aug 24, 2014last_img read more

Paris commuter EMUs ordered

first_imgFRANCE: SNCF has awarded Bombardier Transportation a €330m firm order to supply a further 42 seven-car and five eight-car train Francilien suburban electric multiple-units.The contract announced on December 21 has been placed on behalf of Greater Paris public transport authority Île-de-France Mobilités, which is funding the order. The latest batch of units is intended for use on Transilien lines L, J and P.The contract has been awarded within a 2006 framework agreement between SNCF and Bombardier Transportation covering up to 372 of the suburban EMUs, of which 360 have now been ordered and more than 240 are in service.last_img read more

Carlos Carrasco Is “Close” to Rejoining Club; Could Make One More Rehab Start

first_img Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games. Related TopicsCarlos Carrasco Carrasco pitched four innings on Saturday in Double-A Akron, allowing one earned run on seven hits, issued one walk and struck out six batters. The Indians have had stellar starting pitching, for the most part, from Corey Kluber, Danny Salazar, and Josh Tomlin; but the rest of the rotation, which has consisted of Trevor Bauer, Cody Anderson, and Mike Clevinger, has had its ups and downs.When Carrasco returns, the most likely candidate to return to Triple-A would be Clevinger, but if Bauer’s struggles persist, it’s possible we see Anderson and Clevinger back in Cleveland to start down the road this season. Matt Medley Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco is “close” to rejoining the club after being sidelined since Late-April due to a hamstring injury.Indians General Manager Mike Chernoff told MLB Network Radio the right-hander might make one more rehab start or could be back in Cleveland before that.last_img read more

Rebels beat Western Force 25-20 in Super Rugby extra time

first_img WATCH US LIVE Written By Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 31st July, 2020 20:03 IST Rebels Beat Western Force 25-20 In Super Rugby Extra Time Australia No. 8 Isi Naisarani scored the match-winning try in the second minute of extra time Friday to give the Melbourne Rebels a 25-20 win over the Western Force in Super Rugby Australia. First Published: 31st July, 2020 20:03 IST SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img LIVE TV Australia No. 8 Isi Naisarani scored the match-winning try in the second minute of extra time Friday to give the Melbourne Rebels a 25-20 win over the Western Force in Super Rugby Australia.It was the fourth straight loss for the Force.Both teams had a chance to break the 20-20 deadlock. A penalty kick by Force flyhalf Jono Lance went wide of the posts with five minutes left before a 60-meter strike by Rebels fullback Reece Hodge after the full-time siren fell short.The teams were level 10-10 at halftime.The first-place ACT Brumbies, winners of all three Super Rugby Australia matches, host the Queensland Reds in the other weekend match on Saturday. The New South Wales Waratahs have a weekend bye.(Representative Image) COMMENT FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Watch: Friends of man who died in Donegal tragedy record touching tribute for charity

first_imgA group of Glasgow-based musicians have come together to dedicate a specially-written charity song in memory of their friend Sean Heraghty, who died in Donegal over a year ago.Sean, aged 26, passed away on 27th December 2017 whilst on his Christmas holidays in Ireland. The Scotland-born quantity surveyor was hit by a car in Sandhill, Dunfanaghy, while walking home in the early hours of the morning.The popular young man, whose family come from nearby Falcarragh, was buried in Donegal and a service was held in St Columkille’s Church in Rutherglen. Both were attended by hundreds of friends and family. The late Sean HeraghtyAndy Stevenson, a childhood friend of Sean’s, was travelling home from Sean’s funeral when he was inspired to write a song celebrating his life.Andy wrote Falcarragh’s Son, a song that touches on the many adventures Sean had, the positive impact he had on so many lives, and his connection with both Donegal and Glasgow. The poignant refrain in the song ‘don’t count the days, make the days count’ was a phrase much used by Sean and one which captures his lust for life.Falcarragh’s Son was released on YouTube and across social media on the first anniversary of Sean’s death. The track is being shared to help raise money for BUMBLEance, the Children’s National Ambulance Service for Ireland, in Sean’s name. An online donation page was set up for the cause:www.justgiving.com/falcarraghsean. Music teacher Andy Stevenson said: “Sean was a man who lived life to the full and touched so many lives. I wrote this song on the way home from his funeral in Ireland and decided to try and use this musical platform as a further opportunity to raise money for a fantastic cause.“I hope the song brings some comfort and warm memories of the man whom everyone called a friend. It has already raised a substantial amount of money which is incredibly humbling and I would ask that people continue to share the video across social media platforms and to continue to donate via the JustGiving page.“A special thanks should be given to all the musicians and creative people who helped make the song and the video.”Andy’s post on Facebook has been shared over 130 times and the video has been viewed almost 4,000 times on YouTube, raising an incredible €1,292.73 in one week, with those numbers climbing every day.To donate to the BUMBLEance fundraising page visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/falcarraghseanWatch: Friends of man who died in Donegal tragedy record touching tribute for charity was last modified: January 6th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Bumbleancecharityfalcarragh’s sonMUSICSean Heraghtytributelast_img read more

Marshfield boys basketball snaps Valley losing streak with win over Wisconsin Rapids

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — The losses have been piling up lately for the Marshfield boys basketball team, but its attitude toward the game has not wavered.The continued hard work by the Tigers finally paid off Tuesday night as Marshfield led for nearly the entire game and defeated Wisconsin Rapids 49-41 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference matchup at Marshfield High School.Marshfield defeated Wisconsin Rapids 53-43 at Rapids on Dec. 19 to move its record to 4-4 at the time. The Tigers had been searching for another Valley victory since, having only won once in their past nine games overall and dropping five in a row in conference play.On Tuesday Marshfield trailed only once at 2-0 and used a 10-3 run over the final 3:30 of the first quarter to take a 14-7 lead and stayed in front the rest of the way.“We played together as a team very well,” senior guard Caleb Alexander said. “We screened well, and we played great defense overall. That’s what really got us over the edge.”Alexander scored six of his nine points in the first quarter, Jordan Schlinsog hit a pair of 3-pointers, and Adam Fravert had a rebound and basket in the final minute to put the Tigers up by seven.Wisconsin Rapids pulled to within a point after a basket by Jayson Wiernik with two minutes to go before halftime, but a Fravert basket gave the Tigers a 20-17 lead that held until halftime.Marshfield started the third quarter on an 11-3 run, which included a three-point play by Alexander and another hoop from Fravert.After Rapids closed to within four, Fravert hit a 3-pointer, and Tanner Boson scored to put Marshfield up 36-27. Neither team scored for the final two minutes of the quarter, and Rapids got no closer than four points in the fourth.Fravert, who had game-highs with 17 points and 11 rebounds, scored six points in the fourth quarter, and Marshfield held Rapids without a point over a 2½-minute stretch as it pushed the lead to 10 in the final minute.“I’m proud of the guys because it’s very tough to hang in there and persevere when you’re 5-12,” Marshfield coach Bill Zuiker said. “They come in every day with a good attitude. I’m pleased to coach them. We’ve had a lot of downs this year, but they brought a lot of energy tonight.”Marshfield (6-12 overall, 2-6 Wisconsin Valley Conference) hosts Merrill on Friday and will look to win two games in a row for the first time in nearly two months.“Our goal is to get in the playoffs and make a run, just like everyone else,” Alexander said. “We just want to play good team ball, and where it goes is where it goes.”Riley Presley had 16 points to lead Wisconsin Rapids (12-7, 5-4 WVC), but he was held to just 2-for-6 shooting in the second half as Marshfield did just enough defensively to pull out the victory.“There were times when we could have folded a little bit because we can’t make a free throw (8-for-18), but we persevered, and that’s gratifying,” Zuiker said. “It’s really nice when the ball goes through the basket, and that does a lot for the team. Jordan Schlinsog made some, Caleb made those first couple. I thought that helped us. Their attitude has been excellent. It’s been tough, but they come every day willing to learn and ready to play.“As an educator you try to teach kids things at this level, and perseverance is among them. They’re learning that lesson, and that’s a good thing.”(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Tigers 49, Raiders 41Wisconsin Rapids 7 10 10 14 – 41Marshfield 14 6 16 13 – 49WISCONSIN RAPIDS (41): Hunter Langholff 2-6 0-0 4, Riley Presley 7-12 1-2 16, Jared Halbur 1-5 0-0 2, Tom Olson 1-4 0-0 3, Ben Olson 0-3 0-2 0, Alex Bassuener 3-7 0-0 7, Jayson Wiernik 3-5 3-4 9. FG: 17-42. FT: 4-8. 3-pointers: 3-14 (T. Olson 1-2, Presley 1-4, Bassuener 1-5, Wiernik 0-1, Langholff 0-1, B. Olson 0-1). Rebounds: 23 (Wiernik 10). Turnovers: 14. Fouls: 19. Technical foul: T. Olson. Fouled out: none. Record: 12-7, 5-4 Wisconsin Valley Conference.MARSHFIELD (49): Caleb Alexander 4-6 1-5 9, Tanner Boson 2-6 1-2 5, Kegan Fassler 0-3 2-2 2, Alec Hinson 0-1 2-3 2, Will Spindler 0-1 2-4 2, Ethan Voss 0-0 0-0 0, Jordan Schlinsog 5-9 0-0 12, Adam Fravert 8-12 0-2 17. FG: 19-38. FT: 8-18. 3-pointers: 3-10 (Schlinsog 2-3, Fravert 1-1, Boson 0-3, Hinson 0-1, Fassler 0-1). Rebounds: 24 (Fravert 11). Turnovers: 12. Fouls: 15. Fouled out: none. Record: 6-12, 2-6 Wisconsin Valley Conference.last_img read more

Talis Takes on Amazon With Pot of Structured Data in the Sky

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting marshall kirkpatrick By making available databases of human genomic data, US census records and other data of public interest, the Amazon Public Data Sets are an incredible resource. They’re like a 21st century Public Library for robots to patronize. In this emerging era of flourishing data-centric applications, though, the state of the art never stands still.Forty year old British technology platform Talis (background) announced this week that it now offers free, perpetual storage and keyless API access to semantically marked-up large data sets. The offering is called the Talis Connected Commons and it’s the kind of thing that anyone with a geekish imagination can get excited about.The SettingIf the current web economy is being rocked by easy publishing systems that make the people formerly known as “consumers” capable of publishing and socializing around content of their own creation – then the next step of internet evolution may come in the form of automated systems able to process meaning and patterns out of large amounts of user-created and other information. When structured, free and available programmatically in bulk – that data is like a big pot of gold for developers. While Amazon offers free access to data sets, transport of the data is still paid for by users. The Talis Connected Commons also offers an API by default (a SPARQl end point, in particular) and is focused specifically on semantic data. The system is made for public sharing – two variations of Creative Commons licenses are supported for the data stored there. Talis is requesting that data set owners email a short description of their content to the company for approval and inclusion on the site.In other words, there’s no gold in the pot yet. Talis is more than well established and this offering is aimed at such a sweet spot that the only way the Connected Commons won’t be filled with good data is if the company totally drops the ball. We don’t expect that to happen.The PlotThis project is in the same vein as Nova Spivak’s forthcoming ontology authoring and hosting service, the vision of open source microblogging as the future of business intelligence and more.There’s a chain of events that news like this helps fill out. First, massive bodies of data are created or gathered, books are scanned, census data is collected, and patients donate their anonymous aggregate medical data to science. Next, the data is semantically analyzed and marked up (through any number of different semantic processing engines). Then, the data is stored and an API is made available (this is where the Talis Connected Commons comes in). Finally, developers build applications that leverage the smart data offered up through the platform, data visualizers find new stories to tell in images built from the marked up data and new relationships between people, organizations and concepts have the mist cleared away from them through systematic analysis of various permutations of previously unavailable structured data.Amazon Public Datasets include things like human genomic data, US census data, and data parsed from Wikipedia. What will the Talis Connected Commons provide a home and API for? We look forward to finding out. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Tags:#Amazon#NYT#Semantic Web#web Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

LP101: Commitment to Loss Prevention Training & Development

first_imgAs contradictory as it might sound, the stability of our loss prevention program is largely dependent on our ability to react and respond to change; and that begins with our people. The evolution of a successful and productive team is an ongoing process. Every member of our team has both personal and professional objectives and agendas, all of which will impact their approaches, their performance, their outlook and their potential.Most managers understand the importance of getting the right players on their team, and putting those players in the right roles. We attempt to hire talented individuals, place them in positions where we feel they can be most successful, and provide them with the appropriate loss prevention training to meet the needs and expectations of the job.Establishing and maintaining the expertise necessary to perform our required function demands that we develop the knowledge, skills, proficiencies and abilities of our team. Strong loss prevention training practices help build success. We train to cover the bases—the rules and guidelines, the fundamental competencies of the job, the essential ground rules that help to make people better at the position that they are in.- Sponsor – But leaders also recognize that our best team members don’t want to be stagnant. They want to move forward in their careers, and take the steps necessary to reach the next level—and the one after that. The development of knowledge and understanding and the practical application of our skills and abilities helps to groom us for what lies ahead.As a result, effective loss prevention training and development plans must prepare and elicit success for the individual in their current role, but must also draw on the individual’s potential, whatever that might be. A successful program will typically include the following steps:Assessment of individual proficiencies and identification of training needs. This should facilitate both the improvement of developmental opportunities and the enhancement of personal strengths. Appropriate and realistic goals should be established, as well as a means of assessing progress in relation to those goals.Development, implementation and delivery of needed training that will address those strengths and opportunities—the needs, motivations, desires, skills and thought processes that can assist the individual in making real and lasting changes.Encourage a commitment to action, to personal growth and to the plan.Frequent, consistent, and objective evaluation of the effectiveness of the training and development program; and the value it brings to the skills of the specific individual.Evaluation of the effect that the program has had on the individual’s performance and their ability to translate what they’ve learned into results, using objective measures wherever possible in order to ensure that goals are being met.Reassessment of skills, needs, and approaches where necessary and appropriate.Finding Our PlaceNot every employee has the ability or the desire to become the next Director or Vice President of Loss Prevention. But whatever role best suits the individual it should be our objective to provide them with the opportunity to become the best that they can possibly be. Loss prevention training and development programs provide us with that vehicle. A commitment to help our team grow and evolve must be built into our programs.By the same respect, it is ultimately every individual’s responsibility to create and manage their own development plan. We must take charge of our own careers. We can’t expect someone else to do it for us. There is no sword that we can pull out of a stone that gives us a divine place in the world. There is no wheel we can spin that will determine the right path for us. And while they may provide us with guidance and support, it is not the responsibility of our company, our supervisor or anyone else to do it for us.Opportunity is the result of effort. We must put together our own career map that determines where and how far our careers will take us, what direction we would like to go and what our final destination might be. We then plot the path that we would like to take. The role of leadership has never been to draw the map, but rather to guide the way; providing the compass that leads us in the right direction.By capitalizing on opportunities to enhance our knowledge and education, we are making an investment in our own future. To learn more about investing in your career, professional loss prevention training and development, and the certification process, visit losspreventionfoundation.org. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more