City mulls Arena bids

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – City officials are considering taking bids for the operation of the Pico Rivera Sports Arena. Ventura Productions, LLC, has operated the rodeo and concert venue through a 15-year lease with the city, which owns the arena. The city and Ventura Productions share any revenue raised from events held at the facility. This fiscal year, the company is paying Pico Rivera $122,567 for the lease, the amount of which increases by 5 percent each year. The company’s contract is set to expire in May 2007. Ventura Productions has told officials it is interested in renewing its operating contract for the facility. But city officials said they might put the contract out for bid to see whether the city could get a better deal. “The City Council is anxious to see what’s out there. They want to hear from other companies who might be interested in operating the arena to see how they might do that and how it would benefit the city,” said Bob Spencer, Pico Rivera’s spokesman. The owners of Ventura Productions, the Hauser family, did not return several phone calls Tuesday seeking commment. The city, meanwhile, has hired a construction company, MZN Construction Inc. of La Habra, to perform inspections of the aging arena, which first opened in 1978. In January, the company identified 82 mostly minor items that need to be corrected. “It was little things like adding toilets to handle a certain load to cracks in concrete that could just be signs of age or something more,” said Michael Moore, the city’s director of public works. MZN now is scheduled to complete a second, more in-depth inspection of the arena, at a cost of $47,000 to the city. Officials said they hope to create a list of upgrades for the 6,000-seat arena. Those improvements could be included in any new future lease agreement, Spencer said. Councilman Gregory Sal- cido said the relationship between Ventura Productions and the city has been mutually productive. “There is a good working relationship, but we must be diligent in exploring all options available,” he said. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028last_img read more

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Timber High Rise in New York Is Canceled

first_imgThe developer of a 10-story mass timber tower in New York City has abandoned the project, citing a lukewarm response from lenders and a weaker real estate market. According to an article posted at The Real Deal, a real estate magazine, the tower in the city’s Chelsea district would have been the tallest wood condominium tower in the city. It also would have been and one of the tallest timber buildings in the U.S.Designed by SHoP Architects, the building was one of two projects that won $1.5 million in a 2015 competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Plans for the other, a 12-story building in Portland, Oregon, are moving forward, Architect said.Both projects represent a surge of interest in using cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels as a substitute for concrete and steel in tall commercial buildings. Advocates say that timber panels cause fewer greenhouse gas emissions, are less expensive, and more aesthetically pleasing. Taller timber buildings have been constructed elsewhere, including an 18-story residence hall at the University of British Columbia. RELATED ARTICLES A New Timber Tower Opens in MinneapolisCross-Laminated Timber Condos Planned in PortlandCan Wood Replace Concrete and Steel in Skyscrapers?center_img CLT panels also can be used in residential projects, such as the Wolfe Island Passive House in Ontario, the subject of a continuing blog series at GBA.Developer Sy Ghassemi told The Real Deal that the condo high-rise “just wasn’t feasible” in New York. He said there’s been a downturn in the market since the project was first announced, and lenders seemed less interested in the project. Plus, the use of wood components would have required a change in New York City laws, which currently do not allow wood towers to be taller than six stories.last_img read more

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Chennai to host ATP Challenger tournament in February

first_imgtennis SHARE COMMENT Tamil Nadu Tennis Association (TNTA) will conduct the Chennai Open Challenger Tennis Tournament 2018, an ATP Challenger event here from February 12 to 18, February 2018.“The tournament will be held at the SDAT Tennis Stadium at Nungambakkam,” said a press note from TNTA. The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and All India Tennis Association (AITA) have approved the event, it added.The event will carry a prize money of US$ 50,000 and a number of international players and the top Indian players are expected to participate.TNTA president M A Alagappan said, “The tournament will benefit Indian players to improve their ranking and break into the top 100 in the world.”“With the support of the government of Tamil Nadu and Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu (SDAT) we hope to conduct it year after year.” Published on COMMENTScenter_img November 07, 2017 SHARE SHARE EMAIL sport ×last_img read more

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5 days agoKlopp claims Man Utd set up to defend when they play Liverpool

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Klopp claims Man Utd set up to defend when they play Liverpoolby Freddie Taylor5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJurgen Klopp says it is a fact that Manchester United are set up to defend against Liverpool at Old Trafford. The Red Devils almost pinched a win over their rivals thanks to a goal from Marcus Rashford.Adam Lallana rescued a point for the visitors, with Klopp insisting he wasn’t frustrated by United’s tactics.The German said: “Why should it frustrate me? I’m not the person who should be frustrated by Man United’s style.”It’s just a fact, when we come here, this year, last year, year before, they just defend. That’s how it is, that’s OK, it’s no criticism, it’s just a fact. It’s not the usual way you think United plays against Liverpool, you would think both teams are trying like this.”Again, the quality, we are the one team everybody is on their toes when United plays against us. It’s no excuse, we need to do better, we can do better, but you cannot play against each team like this, how they played today.”We are a good team, and when we play against somebody it is normal for them to say: ‘How can we stop them?'” last_img read more

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New Maison de RadioCanada Its Official

first_imgCBC/Radio-Canada is transferring the eastern part of its lot to Broccolini Group for one dollar, as part of an overall transaction for the construction and leasing of the new MRC on this parcel of land. The agreement ensures that CBC/Radio-Canada can lease its new facility for the next 30 years at a stable annual cost equivalent to its current maintenance costs, which amount to $21 million per year. The public broadcaster can thus avoid the risks inherent in managing real estate assets. Preliminary work for the construction of the new MRC will begin on August 7, with the new facility due to open in 2020.Redevelopment of the tower and siteCBC/Radio-Canada is also selling its existing building and the western part of its lot to Groupe Mach for $42 million, after adjustment. This allows the public broadcaster to offload an accumulated maintenance deficit on the tower equivalent to $170 million. The agreement also contributes to the site’s redevelopment in line with the priorities that emerged from consultations with the community. Work on the tower and site will not begin until after the move into the new facility is completed in 2020.“Today’s announcement is the culmination of months of hard work by a large number of people both within CBC/Radio-Canada and our promoter partners,” added Hubert T. Lacroix. “I sincerely thank them for their effort.” MONTREAL, July 28, 2017 – Yesterday, CBC/Radio-Canada and its partners officially signed agreements for the two main components of the Maison de Radio-Canada (MRC) redevelopment project: the construction of the new broadcast centre in Montreal; and the sale of the existing building and lot, enabling the revitalization of the site in the city’s Centre-Sud neighbourhood.“This marks yet another milestone in the plan to equip CBC/Radio-Canada Montreal with optimal facilities that will turn it into an unparalleled creative and production space for its teams – at no additional cost to the government or taxpayers,” said CBC/Radio-Canada’s President and CEO Hubert T. Lacroix.New Maison de Radio-Canada Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

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Inuk designer says not everyone informed about Canada Goose program

first_imgSophie-Claude MillerAPTN NewsAn Inuk designer is skeptical about a new “social entrepreneurship” program being run by winter clothing giant Canada Goose.As part of its, ‘’honouring the north” initiative, Canada goose ordered an exclusive collection from 14 Inuit seamstresses.The company recently announced their Atigi collection that includes anoraks, parkas and the famous traditional Inuit amauti.But Victoria Okpik, a professional Inuk designer from Kangirsujuaq, says she wasn’t aware of project Atigi and according to her, neither were most Inuit.“Most of the people I think didn’t know about this project and it should have been well publicized and people that wanted to try should have had a chance,” said Okpik.Okpik said she’s happy for the people who took part in the project, but is concerned about the amauti patterns being shared with a big company such as Canada Goose.“I was really worried about our traditional amauti,” she said. “I know Pauktuutit Women’s Association of Canada, they have intellectual property rights, they worked on it for a long time and I was just worried about that part because a big company like Canada Goose, if it gets a hold of the pattern, I was really worried.”The Toronto based company said in a statement that all proceeds from the sale of the collection will go to Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK).The national Inuit organization is responsible for protecting and advancing the rights and interests of 60,000 Inuit.In an email, ITK was not involved in the planning, but said it will administer the proceeds of the sales.“’ITK will collect the proceeds and we will bring them forward to our board of directors, which is made up of the elected leaders of each of the four Inuit regions, to determine how to best use these funds in Inuit communities,” the email said.But Okpik still has concerns about the project.“I think Inuit should be the one that benefits from that and have the total right and not big companies like Canada Goose to gain anything out of it, out of amauti,” said OkpikAPTN asked Canada goose numerous times for an interview but they did not make anyone [email protected]@sophieclaudelast_img read more

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Womens lacrosse Trio of freshmen to help the Buckeyes through weekend doubleheader

Ohio State freshman midfielder Liza Hernandez looks to score against Vermont. Credit: Courtesy of Walt Middleton – OSU AthleticsThe Ohio State women’s lacrosse team has had a stellar class of young talent come in and make an immediate impact.Freshman midfielder Liza Hernandez has swept all of the Big Ten Freshman of the Week awards this season, with her third coming after her four-goal, two-assist outing against Cincinnati. But her fellow freshman, goalie Jillian Rizzo (3-0), has been just as hot from the start of the season, and just this week won her first Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award.Rizzo, who had 11 saves in the Buckeyes’ previous game, has the Buckeyes at No. 2 in save percentage (.508) in the Big Ten, and is 15th nationally with 30 saves on the year. Her play has not gone unnoticed by her team, but an individual award is not something that she is focusing on.“It feels pretty cool,” Rizzo said. “I don’t really dwell on that. It’s exciting for the day and then I’m looking forward to the next game. It’s cool but it doesn’t mean that much.”Hernandez’s 16 points through the first three games have her sitting second in the Big Ten and tied for 23rd nationally in points. Seventeen of her 19 shots on the year have been on target.“She’s a great teammate,” OSU coach Alexis Venechanos said. “The upperclassmen are giving her the green light to take those shots. She’s playing fearlessly right now, she’s great.”Freshman attacker Alex Vander Molen has also been influential on the offensive end for OSU. She has started in two of three games so far and has assisted on nine goals this season, tying her for tenth in the NCAA.Two California teams make the trip to ColumbusThe Buckeyes will be hosting a weekend double-header against the Stanford Cardinal (1-3) and California Golden Bears (0-2), which will wrap up their three-game homestand. Both are teams that OSU is familiar with, having played Stanford 14 times and California 10.Each time against Stanford, OSU has been anything but phenomenal. Stanford has beaten the Scarlet and Gray four consecutive times, and the Buckeyes have won only four of their 14 total matchups against the Cardinal.“We’re always going to see something new when we play Stanford,” Venechanos said. “They’re always changing defenses, their rides have always been impressive in the past, a really unselfish team on the attack.”OSU will look to repeat a similar start to last weekend against Cincinnati by dominating the early minutes. Senior midfielder Morgan Fee could be the key to having the same success, winning seven draw controls during the game. Fee got her first start on Sunday against the Bearcats and helped the Buckeyes jump out to an early lead.“We need to figure out how to win the draw (control),” Fee said. “How to gain possession and hold possession throughout the first five minutes because during our previous games we had kind of gotten off to a rocky start.”While the Stanford Cardinal looms as more of an imminent threat to the Buckeyes, OSU squeaked out a narrow overtime victory against the Golden Bears in Berkeley, California, last season. California is currently winless on the year but they are returning eight seniors from last year’s team, including attacker Jena Fritts who led them in points (30) and assists (20) a season ago.Both games will be played at Ohio Stadium, and with Friday’s game against Stanford set for a 6 p.m. start the Buckeyes will get their first action under the stadium lights. Sunday’s game against California will start at noon. read more

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Bucks earn tournament berth after sweeping through conference rivals

The women’s volleyball team finished big at home this weekend, upsetting No. 12 Michigan and defeating Michigan State en route to an NCAA Tournament berth.A 3-0 sweep of Michigan earned the Buckeyes their second win over a ranked opponent this season. OSU won the three sets 25-20, 25-22 and 25-22.The Buckeyes had the edge over Michigan in hitting. They had four ace serves, two of which came from the hands of Kelli Barhorst. Several players shared match-highs against Michigan, including Katie Dull’s 16.5 points and three blocks.  The Buckeyes entered their last regular season match at St. John Arena on Saturday evening.With the momentum from blowing past Michigan and the Big Ten tournament on the horizon, the Buckeyes were on the attack.The Buckeyes took an early 17-12 lead in the first set but got stuck behind a five-point run by Michigan State. Holding a 24-20 lead, the Buckeyes took the set off a Michigan State error.  In the second set, senior Ashley Hughes began to rack up the 25 assists, five blocks, five kills and four digs she earned across the match.   Dull added to her match-highs on the weekend with 17.5 points, 13 kills, and a career-tying three solo blocks.    The Buckeyes added another 3-0 sweep to their weekend, winning all three sets against MSU, 25-21, 25-20 and 25-15.  Following two big wins to close the season, seniors Kristen Dozier, Ashley Hughes and Chelsea Noble were joined by their families on the court.  Dozier and Hughes played for the Buckeyes for four seasons, and Noble has contributed for two seasons.  Each player was recognized for her career achievements and received her own framed jersey.    In their final singing of “Carmen Ohio” in St. John Arena, the seniors joined arms with their families to remember every match played on their home court.  The Buckeyes finished the season 23-9 overall and 12-8 in Big Ten play. The Buckeyes finished tied for fourth in the Big Ten with Michigan.    OSU concluded its perfect weekend by earning an NCAA Tournament berth Sunday. The Bucks will host Cincinnati in a first-round matchup Friday at St. John Arena. If OSU beats the Bearcats, it will advance to face the winner of Lipscomb-California at home Saturday. read more

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Barca president We dont need Messi to win

first_imgBarcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu insists that the squad can win any game with or without Lionel MessiThe Blaugrana will not be able to call on the services of their Argentine superstar for Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Inter Milan in Group B or in Sunday’s El Clasico against Real Madrid.This comes in light of Messi sustaining a fractured arm in Barcelona’s 4-2 La Liga win over Sevilla at the weekend.But Bartomeu is adamant that they will be fine regardless of whether a five-time Ballon d’Or winner in leading the frontline.“Messi will be out for however long he needs to be,” Bartomeu told Catalunya Radio.Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…“Without Leo, we are still competitive, but the important thing is to move forward.“We have to win, of course, and prepare ourselves. The players are conscious of where they are.”Messi has provided 12 goals and six assists in 12 appearances across all competitions for Barcelona this season.Bartomeu also dismissed reports linking Barcelona with a return for former star forward Neymar.last_img read more

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