Tchenguiz on attack after firm collapses

first_img Tchenguiz on attack after firm collapses KCS-content Monday 14 March 2011 9:34 pm whatsapp EMBATTLED tycoon Vincent Tchenguiz has blamed last week’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) raid for a series of actions which led to his property management company, Peverel Group, entering administration after failing to repay a loan.Bank of America Merrill Lynch demanded repayment within 24 hours of the raid of a £124.6m loan plus £11.4m accrued interest, another Vincent Tchenguiz company, Consensus Business Group (CBG), said in a statement.“Since November 2009 the bank has agreed not to call in the loan but as soon as news of the investigation broke that was it,” said one source close to the brothers. Peverel Group manages some 200,000 residential units throughout the UK and controls a number of subsidiary operating companiesThe bank demand came just a day after Vincent and his brother Robert Tchenguiz were arrested with seven other people when police raided addresses in London and Reykjavik linked to a Serious Fraud Office investigation into the collapse of Iceland’s Kaupthing Bank.“We have been in consensual discussions with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, since late 2009, about the financial structure of the group and we regret that their sudden actions have forced this group in to administration,” Vincent Tchenguiz said in a statement.“We believe that their actions are a direct result of the very public commencement of the Serious Fraud Office’s investigation into events surrounding the collapse of Kaupthing bank.”Separately Vincent’s brother Robert issued a statement threatening to sue the SFO. He said he had asked his solicitors, Ian Burton and Richard Sallybanks, now backed up by former head of public prosecutions Ken Macdonald, to determine whether the searches were obtained legally.TIME LINE | AFTER THE RAIDWednesday 9 MarchThe Serious Fraud Office, together with the City of London police, raid the offices of the Tchenguiz brothers, Robert and Vincent. The brothers are released without charge later that day. Thursday 10 MarchIn Cannes, the brothers’ annual party at the Mipim property conference aboard their yacht goes ahead as planned. But the brothers do not attend.Bank of America demands immediate repayment of its £124.6m loan.Saturday 12 MarchVincent Tchenguiz tells friends that he has no alternative but to seek administrators for Peverel, his property management company. Both brothers tell friends of their growing anger at the way the SFO conducted its raid.Monday 14 MarchZolfo Cooper is appointed as administrator to Peverel in the first financial blow to the Tchenguiz brothers’ empire.Robert Tchenguiz appoints a former head of public prosecutions Ken Macdonald, to examine whether the SFO obtained search and arrest warrants legally.Robert dismisses the SFO raid as a “publicity stunt” designed to draw attention to the body’s uncertain future. Show Comments ▼ Share whatsapp More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Wohnhaus in Münster / Roman Hutter Architektur

first_imgArchDaily Year:  “COPY” Wohnhaus in Münster / Roman Hutter ArchitekturSave this projectSaveWohnhaus in Münster / Roman Hutter Architektur CopyHouses, Commercial Architecture•Münster-Geschinen, Switzerland Save this picture!© Markus Käch+ 25 Share Year:  Area:  634 m² Area:  634 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects “COPY” Switzerland Architects: Roman Hutter Architektur Area Area of this architecture project 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Wohnhaus in Münster / Roman Hutter Architektur 2013 Houses photographs:  Markus KächPhotographs:  Markus KächSave this picture!© Markus KächRecommended ProductsDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEADoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineText description provided by the architects. INITIAL SITUATION_Münster – a small town in the Valais canton, surrounded by an impressive mountain panorama and characterized by centuries-old wooden log houses. New buildings stand out with their atypical proportions, huge balconies, attached garages and fake corner joints. They don’t comply with the tradition of the truthfully constructed wooden buildings. Due to this insensitive approach and the missing willingness to apply the traditional craftsmanship, they seem misplaced within the generic historical cluster of the village. Save this picture!SectionPROJECT SITE_The building is located at the edge of the village Münster. The ground floor is made of concrete and works as a base that carries the two-story wooden construction. Featuring split-levels, the building makes use of the sloping terrain while earth movements can be reduced to an absolute minimum. Surrounded by the typical local meadows, a narrow cobblestone path leads from the road to the western entrance, the southwest-facing patio and the southern entrance. During the winter months, one can step straight on the adjacent ski slope from here. Save this picture!© Markus KächMATERIAL_ The character of the log building method is determined by structure and materiality. The log structure itself is made of larch wood. It is more noble and resistant than spruce wood. Larch wood is also used for the windows and most of the built-ins. The log walls penetrating the inside of the building are visible at all times. The internally insulated outer walls are clad and covered with Pushkin green loam rendering. A shadow gap along the upper edge of the plastered surfaces clearly reveals their non-structural character. Save this picture!© Markus KächSPATIAL CONCEPT_ When using the log building method, the inside of a building automatically becomes a cluster of chambers. Scaling them horizontally according to their function generates two main rooms and two ancillary rooms instead of four equally sized rooms. The smaller ancillary rooms absorb both entrance areas, the stairwell, the kitchen and the bathroom. Different ceiling heights create a vertical differentiation of the rooms that can be perceived throughout the entire building and is reminiscent of Loos’ Raumplan. This spatial interplay also clearly shows in the facades of the building. The southern entrance leads into the ground floor which consists of guest room, guest bath and technical room. The western entrance is located at an intermediate landing. A short stair is leading to the spacious dining room featuring a high-ceilinged kitchen. The raised living area can be reached by climbing two more steps. The same difference in level can be found on the third floor between the two bedrooms and the shared bath room. Save this picture!© Markus KächSUSTAINABILITY_Thanks to the extraction of thermal heat from the ground, no fossil energy is used for heat production. The renewable construction material wood reduces the amount of grey energy and thus decisively minimizes the ecological footprint of the building. In addition to that, returning to the log building method preserves, revives and promotes a traditional local craftsmanship. Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessUnified Architectural Theory: An IntroductionArticlesThree Teams Shortlisted to Design Denmark’s Largest HospitalArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs CopyAbout this officeRoman Hutter ArchitekturOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCommercial ArchitectureMünster-GeschinenHousesSwitzerlandPublished on August 29, 2013Cite: “Wohnhaus in Münster / Roman Hutter Architektur” 29 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. 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Court awards punitive damages against satirical magazine

first_img RSF_en Follow the news on France Receive email alerts RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story June 4, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more November 28, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court awards punitive damages against satirical magazine Help by sharing this information News FranceEurope – Central Asia to go further FranceEurope – Central Asia The Nîmes appeal court has awarded libel damages and costs of more than 91,000 euros jointly against the satirical weekly l’Agglo-Rieuse, journalist Jean-Marc Aubert and publisher Tristan Cuche. “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says May 10, 2021 Find out more News News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Organisation News The suit was brought against the weekly for an article headlined: “Swindle alleged, but what happened to all the cash?” published in May 2010, in which Aubert wrote about legal actions against the businessman Robert Garzillo and referred to criticism of the Strada Group and its subsidiaries, of which Garzillo is the CEO.The penalty imposed by the court appeared to be abnormally high for a libel case against a publication of extremely limited resources. The action, alleging damage to the honour and reputation of Garzillo, first came to court in December 2011 and arose from the May 2010 article, which stated: “Hidden in Garzillo’s past are spectacular business failures and legal problems that occurred long before the latest investigations.”The two journalists were originally ordered to pay Garzillo 1,000 euros each. The paper itself was sued for libel by the companies IPF, TPF, Strada Architecture and the Strada Group. The Montpellier criminal court threw out the applications by the four companies. In the Nîmes appeal court, however, things did not go the weekly’s way. The court president, Marie-Christine Greiss, awarded damages and costs of 8,000 to Garzillo as a first step. The court overruled the previous judges and found that the journalist had not carried out a proper investigation, therefore damaging the reputations of the four companies.Garzillo had warned him that he was mixing up the CEO with the companies he ran, yet he did not take this into account. In the court’s view, there was “a clear intention to cause damage” and as a result “the plaintiffs had suffered harm”.L’Agglo-Rieuse, its journalist and publisher were ordered to pay a total of 50,000 euros to the Strada Group, which received the most attention in the article, and 10,000 euros to each of its subsidiaries. They must also pay 800 euros each towards the plaintiffs’ costs, bringing the total to 91,200 euros. “The Nîmes appeal court appears to have lost all sense of proportion,” said Reporters Without Borders programme director Lucie Morillon. “Even if the story is disputable, the amount of the penalty goes far beyond what is reasonable: 91,200 euros, which amounts to 50 percent of the turnover of l’Agglo-Rieuse. We are witnessing the death of a newspaper by financial strangulation.” Besides the exorbitant nature of the damages awarded, RWB notes that the European Court of Human Rights differentiates between a private individual and a corporate entity:“There is a difference between the commercial reputational interests of a company and the reputation of an individual concerning his or her social status. Whereas the latter might have repercussions on one’s dignity, for the Court interests of commercial reputation are devoid of that moral dimension” (Judgment in Uj v. Hungary, paragraph 22). Since the case was brought by commercial companies, freedom of expression should be interpreted more broadly. Although damages sometimes amount to tens of thousands of euros, it is highly unusual to see high sums in libel cases in France. last_img read more

November Was Hot for Housing Prices

first_img Previous: Maryland Case Puts the Brakes on Foreclosures Next: Reviewing the Biggest Legal Landmarks of 2017 Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The housing market continued to grow, with house prices leading the way through most of 2017. According to the latest Housing Price Index data released by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), home prices across the U.S. rose 0.4 percent in November 2017. The previously reported 0.5 percent increase in October was revised upward to 0.6 percent, the report said.The monthly data is calculated using home sales price information from mortgages sold to or guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The report indicated that house prices increased slightly to 6.5 percent between November 2016 to November 2017 compared to the same period in the previous year that recorded an increase of 6.4 percent.In terms of 12-month changes for regions, the Mountain region, consisting of states like Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico recorded the maximum price change registering a growth of 8.9 percent compared to 7.2 percent in the previous year. Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and California that make up the Pacific coast states also registered  growth along similar lines with home prices rising 8.6 percent, compared to 7.7 percent in the previous year. The Middle Atlantic region consisting of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania registered the least growth of all regions at 4.2 percent showing a downward trend from its growth of 5.4 percent in the year-ago period.The  seasonally adjusted monthly price changes from October 2017 to November 2017 ranged from -1.1 percent in the East South Central region to +0.9 percent in the West North Central region according to the report. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago FHFA Home Prices HOUSING Housing Price Index 2018-01-24 Radhika Ojha Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago November Was Hot for Housing Prices Tagged with: FHFA Home Prices HOUSING Housing Price Index Home / Daily Dose / November Was Hot for Housing Prices  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles January 24, 2018 1,472 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Newslast_img read more

Tompkins legislature recap: Rt. 13 corridor study completed, COVID updates given

first_img Anna Lamb is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice.Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] More by Anna Lamb Tagged: anna lamb, COVID-19, frank kruppa, ithaca, jason molino, legislature, route 13, tompkins county center_img As the pandemic continues, the county has seen a spike in the rates of testing for COVID-19. In September, around 1,500 people were being tested on a weekly basis at the CHS Sampling site, and by the end of October that number had increased to more than 2,600. Health Director Kruppa explained that some of the increase could be attributed to folks returning to work and having increased exposure points, or that the rise in positive cases around residents could be leading to increased want to seek out a test.Notably, Kruppa also shared that the county has supported over 4,600 individuals seeking a test through the community testing program, which removes any cost for receiving a test.To accommodate increased testing and prepare for a vaccine, it was reported during the meeting that the Health Department has pulled up more than 30 employees to work with them at the Emergency Operations Center from elsewhere in the department, and that two additional registered nurses have been brought on to assist with contact tracing.Also discussed Thursday was the economic impact that the pandemic has had on Tompkins County. During his portion of the presentation, Molino said that COVID-related expenses have topped out at more than $900,000 –– the majority of which is reimbursable through the federal government. Molino discussed where money would come from for the portion that is not reimbursable, and reassured county officials that the appropriations made at the beginning of the pandemic should last at least through February.County budget and contingency fundAlso discussing the impact COVID-19 has had on the county economy, Finance Director Rick Snyder shared a report on the 2020 budget’s contingency fund, stating that the balance has been overspent due to unexpected pandemic related expenses, and additional funds would be needed from the fund balance to make up the difference.The contingency fund is overdrawn by more than $117,000 and another $200,000 is likely needed to get through the end of the year, according to Snyder. Although a seemingly high number, Snyder reassured legislators that the amount is not completely uncommon.“It’s not unusual in any given year,” he said.Snyder shared that policies are being put in place to closely monitor contingency requests and expenditures through the end of 2020.“We’d like to know about it sooner rather than later,” he said.Other businessProclamations were read acknowledging Indigenous People’s Day, Veterans Day, and in appreciation of home-health aides in Tompkins County.Additionally, legislators congratulated their colleague Anna Kelles for being elected to the New York State Assembly.“Tompkins County will be well represented in the Assembly,” Chairwoman Leslyn McBean-Clairborne said. Your government news is made possible with support from: ITHACA, N.Y. –– During the regular meeting of the Tompkins County Legislature on Thursday, Nov. 4, legislators discussed a completed Route 13 corridor study aimed at the upkeep and safety of Tompkins only major highway, and heard updates from both the county health and finance departments regarding budgetary issues related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.To see the agenda for Thursday’s meeting click here.Corridor studyThe Tompkins County Department of Planning and Sustainability and the Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council conducted a corridor study of State Route 13 from Warren Road in Lansing to the Village of Dryden over the last year –– the findings of which are finally available.The study includes over 1,500 survey responses, interviews and public comment periods. The final draft of the corridor study can be found here.During Thursday’s meeting, consultants conducting the study shared a presentation highlighting their findings and recommendations. Some of the key areas of interest were intersections along the corridor with high crash rates and what can be done to mitigate incidents, as well as looking ahead to future development in the area and how the roadway can continue to accommodate both businesses and residents.It was stressed repeatedly during the presentation that Route 13 is an integral strip, as it carries the majority of both large traffic related to business and is a major connector for tourists traveling in from outside Tompkins.“It is in our best interest to maintain the functionality and safety of this corridor,” Commissioner of Planning and Sustainability Katie Borgella said.Legislator Mike Lane echoed the sentiment saying, “this is where all the goods and materials come down, where people travel and commute into Tompkins County and if we don’t start thinking about it we’ll be overwhelmed with no money available.”Changes to the corridor are far off and still in the brainstorming stage –– recommended strategies, which include intersection enhancements, transit improvements, bicycle and pedestrian accommodations, and zoning recommendations, all come with a 10-year planning horizon.“This study was really proactive,” Borgella said.COVID-19 updateAlso during Thursday’s meeting, the Legislature heard an update on the local COVID-19 pandemic response from County Administrator Jason Molino and Public Health Director Frank Kruppa. 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City to plant Liberty Tree

first_img Inspired by the patriots, the Elm Research Institute developed the Liberty Tree Memorial to commemorate the day that the elm was chopped down by angry Red Coats.The Elm Research Institute established the Liberty Tree Society, which has a goal to dedicate Liberty Tree Memorials in 1,000 communities. The Society also has goals of telling the story of the Liberty Tree in classrooms across the county and the “re-elming” of America by planting American Liberty Elms in public spaces nationwide.“The Elm Research Institute has been establishing Liberty Tree memorials in communities across the country to commemorate the birth of freedom and to help restore the American elm,” Thomas said. “Brundidge will be the site of one of 440 Liberty Tree Memorials in the country.” Published 9:32 pm Friday, February 18, 2011 Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories “The tree will be a living, growing tribute to our country’s freedom and founding,” Thomas said.The ceremony will include a flag ceremony, a brief patriot address and the reading of Paine’s poem, “Liberty Tree.”The American Liberty Tree was made possible through the Liberty Tree Society sponsored by Elm Research Institute in Keene, New Hampshire.“The city of Brundidge received the American Liberty Elm and a Liberty Tree memorial plaque with an inscription that recounts the history of Boston’s ‘Liberty Tree,’” Thomas said. “The Boston American elm was the rallying place for the Sons of Liberty in the American Revolution.” You Might Like Leo Milton Senn Leo Milton Senn Leo Milton Senn, age 74, of Brundidge died Wednesday, February 16, 2010, at South East Alabama Medical… read more Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daycenter_img On Tuesday, a gathering of Brundidge citizens will “unite with a cheer” at the dedication ceremony of an American Liberty Elm that has put down roots in the small Pike County town.The American Liberty Elm dedication ceremony will be at 11 a.m. on Feb. 22 at 108 Galloway Road and the public is invited to attend.Britt Thomas, Brundidge city manager, said the area will be a future city park and the American Liberty Elm planted there will be more than a tree. By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… City to plant Liberty Tree By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen “Let the far and the near all unite with a cheer,In defense of our Liberty Tree.”American poet, Thomas Paine closed his poem, “Liberty Tree” with those now famous words.last_img read more


first_img Previous Article Next Article GuruOn 11 Dec 2001 in Personnel Today This week’s guruYou can’t keep lies under this hatFirst came psychometric testing. Then came graphology (Guru will struggle tolook Mark Childs of Fidelity Investments in the eye after last week’s featurein which a graphologist accused him of being “intellectuallyarrogant”). Now we have the magnetic resonance imaging machine. Researchers in Pennsylvania claim that it is a foolproof way of testinghonesty. Apparently even the coolest liar cannot prevent a rush of blood to apart of the brain called the anterior cingulate gyrus. The magnetic resonanceimaging machine can home in on that brain area and provide better results thana lie detector. Clever chaps at Harvard have cut down the machine to hat size. It has lightssewn into the lining, which emit infrared beams that penetrate the skull andbounce back in patterns that reflect brain activity. If there is a rush of blood, it is a cert that the person is telling porkiesabout their previous employment record, or thinking of Atomic Kitten/GeorgeClooney (delete as applicable). That old Morris dance excuse…Guru has heard some pretty lame excuses to get time off work, but nothingcompares to the employee who asked to be excused to attend an emergency Morrisdancing meeting. The Morris dancer was highlighted in a survey of more than 400 firms byemployment law consultants IRPC, which concludes employers must have policiesin place for dealing with such requests. One firm cites the case of a junior manager who argued that she should swapoffices with a senior colleague because it would enhance the feng shui of theworkplace. Video star wasn’t torn off a strip It’s not fair – when Guru stripped down to his undies at last year’s officeChristmas party he received a severe dressing down from his boss. Yet company director Nathalie Bagnall not only got her kit off during worktime but stunned her staff by starring in her firm’s latest corporate videodressed only in lacy lingerie. The PR director for Manchester-based firm Communique, was cast as a lapdancer during the seven-minute film. Nathalie, 29, said she was a bit nervous to start with, but said there wasno stopping her once the music started. Guru knows the feeling – it was when he got on the dance floor that he losthis inhibitions, as well as his clothes and, according to his boss, hisdignity. Sales talent may be in the blood Thank goodness for discriminatory job adverts. They’ve enabled Guru to fillup plenty of column inches over the years. But rarely does he come across an ad as biased as one doing the rounds inChina. A Shanghai firm recently placed an advert for a sales director thatspecified a certain blood type. It openly stated that it would only employ people with blood type O or Bbecause they are better team players. The personnel manager said, “We feel that people with these blood typesare comparatively more stable and personable – essential qualities all top salestalents should possess.” The Shanghai authorities say companies have the right to set their owncriteria for potential employees. So, when Guru gets round to setting up his long-awaited think tank in theFar East, he’ll appoint staff through a combination of star sign, petownership, food allergies and fondness for the Royal Family. Should generatesome creative synergy. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Sisoho Jawara leads Weber St. to sweep of Montana St. 82-74

first_img Written by Associated Press Tags: Big Sky/Seikou Sisoho Jawara/Weber State Wildcats Basketball February 6, 2021 /Sports News – Local Sisoho Jawara leads Weber St. to sweep of Montana St. 82-74 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah (AP) — Seikou Sisoho Jawara made 5 of 6 from 3-point range, scoring a career-high 25 points as Weber State swept Montana State 82-74, suddenly jumbling the Big Sky standings.Montana State had entered the weekend undefeated in conference. Now, Eastern Washington claims the top spot at 7-2 with the Bobcats, Weber State and Southern Utah all just behind at 6-2.Dontay Bassett added 17 points for Weber State, which won its fourth consecutive game. Zahir Porter added 15 points. Isiah Brown had 11 points.Amin Adamu had 19 points for the Bobcats. Xavier Bishop added 18 points. Mike Hood had 12 points.last_img read more

Proposals to change zoning codes concerning residents

first_imgHowever, residents in the village say they don’t believe it is necessary, saying, “I don’t see why this needs to be changed. We have four commercial zones already, and I just think that’s sufficient.” ENDICOTT (WBNG) — During the last Endicott Village board meeting of the 2019 year Tuesday night, a couple of proposals were discussed to change zoning codes in the area. Tuesday’s board meeting was the last one led by current Mayor John Bertoni. The next meeting with hold a public hearing on the proposed changes on Tuesday, January 7 when Village Trustee and mayor-elect, Linda Jackson, takes the seat. Village Trustee, Larry Coppola, proposed to allow property owners on Neighborhood Commercial Zones to request a special permit to have the freedom to do anything they want on the property. The first public hearing at the board meeting discussed proposed changes coming to Local Law #19-03, which is what restricts types of trucks with certain amount of weight to pass through the village. Another proposal, which sparked more feedback from the public attending the meeting, was repealing the zoning code regarding commercial property. Some board members argued the code could not be repealed, as it is a Broome County law. However, Coppola says something should still be done, arguing that a change would, “allow some flexibility in the zoning, so that businesses that cause no harm can open in the zone.last_img read more

Verudela Underwater Park – a new great tourist attraction in Pula

first_imgIn Pula, on the Verudela peninsula, on an area of ​​about 200 square meters, there is the Verudela Underwater Park, an excellent tourist attraction and quality tourist content that offers tourists a unique and different experience – literally a walk under the sea.Namely, with the help of a special helmet weighing 40 kilograms, tourists can literally experience the sea world at a depth of four meters, without being divers or having any diving experience. Rubber tubes are connected to the helmets, through which oxygen comes, which enables normal breathing as well as free movement. How to describe it in words, hard, best see for yourself what this video is about.Fantastic, isn’t it?Verudela Underwater Park is an excellent innovative and attractive tourist content, exactly what our tourism lacks the most. The sun, the sea and the beaches as a motive for arrival are no longer enough, nor do they encourage the development of a tourist destination or tourist consumption.The reaction of tourists is excellent, they are literally delighted, says Dean Počeko, owner of the Verudela Underwater Park, and adds that this year the underwater park was visited by over 200 tourists. ” At first, it is a little strange for tourists when they put helmets on their heads and enter the sea, but they quickly relax and there is no end to the enthusiasm in the end. The biggest attraction is the fish, they literally swim next to you, you can touch and feed them, and for visitors it is an amazing experience.”Počeko points out and adds that the price of the service is 200 kuna per person, and in the end everyone gets a picture and video for free as a lasting memory of this unique experience.”I certainly have plans to expand, ie add new attractions to the park, but let’s go step by step, my biggest problem is the storm, which last year destroyed almost everything I set up.”Concludes Počeko and adds that he has excellent cooperation with the Pula Tourist Board, through which most guests find out about him, but he also advertises himself through leaflets and internet advertising.The motive for the arrival is not accommodation, but quality, diverse and authentic content of the tourist destination, and the Verudela Underwater Park fits perfectly into this story.Tourist workers, both hosts in family accommodation and hoteliers, must sell and introduce guests to such excellent content, as well as many others, even if they have no commission, ie earnings, because walking on the seabed and moving among the fish is sure to be unforgettable. experience. It is this experience and the destination experience after seven days of guests is crucial, because if we delighted him he will come back and promote us for free, if not the effect is the opposite, and we all know how dissatisfied guest is three times harder to return. And yes, it will return to your accommodation. It is that “magical” rounded tourist product where everyone has an interest and benefit, and if it is the opposite, there is no long-term and quality development.Content, content and only quality and authentic content.last_img read more