LandSec plans £1bn Victoria office fund

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Building design: Towering achievement

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Governor Wolf Announces Spartan Motors Selects Lancaster as the Best Place to Support its Major Manufacturing Expansion Project

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Spartan Motors Selects Lancaster as the Best Place to Support its Major Manufacturing Expansion Project Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced Spartan Motors, Inc., will be leveraging the highly skilled workforce of Ephrata, Lancaster County, by expanding and creating nearly 200 new jobs at its truck body manufacturing facility.“Spartan’s decision to expand right here in Pennsylvania demonstrates the strength of our manufacturing sector, which has been a top priority of this administration since day one,” Governor Wolf said. “I applaud Spartan for expanding its Ephrata facility, which will provide a significant boost to the Lancaster-area economy and provide hundreds of manufacturing jobs for workers in the years to come. This is a big win for the region.”Spartan Motors, a provider of specialty chassis and vehicle design, manufacturing, and assembly, plans to expand its current site in Ephrata to fulfill a recently-awarded contract from the United States Postal Service (USPS) to manufacture cargo body vehicles for parcel delivery. The 2,000-vehicle, $214 million USPS contract award, the largest single order in Spartan’s history, required the company to look outside of its Michigan and Indiana fleet vehicle manufacturing facilities to accommodate the large order.Spartan chose to upgrade its existing Ephrata, Pennsylvania location and leverage a highly skilled workforce while expanding its East Coast operations. In so doing, Spartan will invest at least $2.4 million into the project, which will result in the creation of 189 new, full-time jobs and the retention of 76 existing jobs over the next three years.“We’re committed to this location, our workforce, and to better serving our customers by having a larger presence on the Eastern seaboard,” said Daryl Adams, president and CEO of Spartan Motors. “Programs like the Pennsylvania First program and the corresponding tax credits offered by Governor Wolf and the PA Department of Community and Economic Development made that expansion easier.”Spartan received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for a $300,000 Pennsylvania First grant and $378,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in coordination with the Economic Development Company of Lancaster County.“Spartan Motors’ decision to invest in its Ephrata facility with a new production line, and a complementary use to its existing Emergency Response division already located here, is the type of business investment that we value and that helps drive our economy forward,” said John Biemiller, director of business retention and expansion at Economic Development Company of Lancaster County.Spartan Motors (NASDAQ: SPAR) was founded in 1975 by a small group of automotive engineers and has grown into a global vehicle-specific design, engineering, manufacturing, assembly, and service company. Spartan is diversified into three business units, including Spartan Fleet Vehicles & Services, Spartan Emergency Response, and Spartan Specialty Vehicles. Together, they produce more than 22,000 units annually, and employ over 2,300 associates in seven states and three countries.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov, and be sure to stay up-to-date with all of our agency news on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img May 17, 2018last_img read more

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Why Magnetic Island needs local support now

first_imgHorseshoe Bay on Magnetic Island is a great place to for an idyllic getaway.AFTER an intense first half of this year, I took my family to visit Magnetic Island for a few days of much-needed time out. Like many Townsville residents, Magnetic Island is practically in our backyard yet we don’t seem to visit nearly enough. The lack of interstate and international travel has had a significant effect on all facets of the island. Photo: Matt Taylor.Every time we make the trek, we are reminded what an absolute gem it is. Have you ever arrived to the island, looked at your partner or family and said: “Why don’t we come here more often?” or “I forgot how nice this place is?” It’s a conversation I seem to have every time I visit this gorgeous part of our region.On this visit, it offered a tiny glimpse of the impact COVID-19 is having on the island’s economy, and the valuable contribution many Townsville locals could make while also enjoying a staycation. With domestic borders shut until July 10 – pending medical review – and our international borders remaining closed for an indefinite period of time, why not make the most of what’s in our backyard? At the end of the day, we’re all Townsville locals and, if we commit to supporting our own region, we can make a real difference to our struggling tourism and hospitality sector. REIQ Townsville Zone Chair Ben KingsberryOne of the most striking things we noticed during our stay was the number of businesses that remain closed or on a restricted operation, despite the fact much of Townsville seems to have weathered the crisis better than expected. With the island’s economy relying heavily on tourism, numbers need to be back on the ferries before they can return to business as usual. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020The lack of interstate and international travel has had a significant effect on all facets of the island, to the point where rock wallabies at Arcadia are being fed by locals because there isn’t enough tourists to keep them healthy.By supporting our community this way, we can make sure those businesses servicing the island and helping to attract out-of-area tourism will continue to operate for years to come, and further help our chances of moving through this pandemic with as little damage as possible.Remember, our property market is intrinsically linked to our local economy, an economy that improves leads into a healthier property market.So, if you’ve been thinking about getting away for a few days, or if your grander plans have been put on hold thanks to COVID-19, please consider supporting our friends across the water and book a few days away. I promise it will make a real difference – to our economy and your overall wellbeing.last_img read more

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Solstad Offshore finds work for six vessels

first_imgThe vessels in question, according to the company, are the Normand Supra, Normand Surfer, Normand Serenade, Normand Sitella, and Sea Spear platform suppliers in addition to the AHTS Far Sigma. To remind, Solstad previously won contracts for the Normand Surfer and Normand Supra in December 2019. The vessels were contracted for a firm period of 60 days each by Saipem for work in the Mediterranean. Normand Sitella, formerly the Far Sitella, has been employed until recently with Spirit Energy. It started work for the energy company in March 2018 under a 23-month contract for the support of Paragon B391 rig’s drilling campaign. It is worthnoting that the contracts will significantly reduce the company’s North Seaspot market exposure in 2020. The Normand Serenade, previously named the Far Serenade, last worked with Equinor in Brazil. In August 2019, Solstad won an extension for the vessel which was bound the Far Serenade until November 2019. SolstadOffshore said on Monday that all six vessels were hired for a period of 80 to170 days each. Solstad addedthat the start of the contract would be around 1 July and the operations wereset for outside of the North Sea. Norwegian vessel owner Solstad Offshore has entered into medium-term contracts for six of its vessels with undisclosed clients. The last time Offshore Energy reported on Sea Spear receiving a contract was in February 2019. Namely, The vessel has been fixed to an undisclosed client for three months, plus options, with beginning in the second quarter of 2019.last_img read more

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Vietnam says F1 track completed ahead of debut

first_img Loading… Read Also: NBA: LeBron outguns Zion as Lakers clip Pelicans Vietnam’s determination to hold the race will likely be welcomed by Formula One chiefs, left scrambling to rearrange the suspended Shanghai race. Football leagues in China, Japan and South Korea as well as the Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament have been suspended in the wake of the global public health emergency. burs-rs/apj/gle FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural WondersBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldZodiac Signs Reimagined As Women Look IncredibleBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadePretty Awesome Shows That Just Got CanceledTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made The Southeast Asian nation shares a porous border with China, where the virus first emerged, and so far has 16 confirmed cases. Vietnam’s Formula One Grand Prix race track has been completed, organisers said Friday, ahead of the inaugural event in April the country insists will go ahead despite the global coronavirus epidemic. Numerous sports events and other public gatherings across the region have been cancelled or postponed because of the outbreak Numerous sports events and other public gatherings across the region have been cancelled or postponed because of the outbreak. “The Hanoi F1 race track has been completed not only to deadline but also meeting all standards on safety,” Vietnam Grand Prix chief executive Le Ngoc Chi said in a statement. No reference was made to the spread of the COVID-19 infection, which has so far killed more than 2,800 people and infected nearly 84,000 people worldwide. If the event does go ahead, it will be the communist country’s first taste of Formula One glitz and glamour as the sport targets new markets in Southeast Asia. Hanoi has big money at stake after signing a 10-year deal with Formula One last year which state media said would cost the country $60 million per year. Vietnamese authorities told state media last week the April 5 race would proceed as planned.last_img read more

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Batesville Bulldogs Fall Sports Update

first_imgFall Sports at Batesville High School are scheduled to start on Saturday, August 15, and the Batesville Bulldogs have two home events. The Girls Soccer Team is hosting Seymour at 10 AM. followed that evening by a Football scrimmage vs. Triton Central at 7 PM.    The current COVID – 19 pandemic has forced many changes to the processes that we have taken for granted. One of those changes is attendance at sporting events this fall.   The sporting events on Saturday and moving forward will have limited access. Players and coaches will receive a predetermined number of “vouchers” that can be redeemed for tickets at the gate. Only those fans with a ticket voucher will be permitted to attend the game. Specific details on procedures for game entry, concessions and facility use will be posted at the event.  The Ripley County Health Department and school administration have approved this plan.  “We understand there are many people that want to come out and watch the Bulldogs,” BHS Athletic Director Bryan Helvie commented. “Unfortunately, we will be limiting our attendance to help meet health/safety concerns and capacity requirements.   “This plan will be in place until Gov. Eric Holcomb and the State of Indiana lift the restrictions on gathering sizes,” he added.  The governor’s mandate on face coverings will apply at both indoor and outdoor events.   There will not be any All-Sports Passes sold for the fall season.last_img read more

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Silence is deafening at City

first_img Mancini did not stop to speak as he headed for training with the team, or when he left separately afterwards. The mood contrasts sharply with that of exactly a year ago, when City beat QPR in thrilling fashion to win the Barclays Premier League. Mancini was rewarded with a five-year contract after that victory but his failure to build on last season’s achievements has seen his position come under regular scrutiny. City were unable to sustain a credible title defence and they slumped out of the Champions League at the group stage for a second successive season. Pellegrini’s name has been one of several linked with City in the light of their disappointments but, until now, Mancini has always brushed off the speculation. He has spoken with confidence about his job security based on the progress he has overseen at the club since his appointment in 2009, but the loss to Wigan has been another blow. And even though results do still look healthy for a club that had not won a trophy in 35 years prior to their FA Cup success in 2011, there have been other difficulties this season. Comments from Mancini relating to Joe Hart, Micah Richards, Samir Nasri and even influential captain Vincent Kompany have attracted criticism and may not have helped dressing room harmony. Mancini was also criticised for indulging controversial striker Mario Balotelli, who left the club in January, for too long. Despite the rumours, Pellegrini has denied he has an agreement in place with City. The Chilean’s agent was reported to have met with City director of football Txiki Begiristain last month. He has made it known he is to leave the club at the end of the season but has dismissed City talk. Manchester City have maintained a silence throughout another day of intense speculation over the future of manager Roberto Mancini. Press Associationcenter_img Rumours the Italian is about to be axed and replaced with Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini have gathered momentum since Friday, the eve of City’s shock FA Cup final loss to Wigan. Mancini hit out at City officials for failing to extinguish the speculation after that humbling defeat at Wembley but there has been no comment from the club since. City have remained in London since the weekend to train ahead of Tuesday’s fixture at Reading in the Barclays Premier League. Reporters and TV crews have been based outside the team hotel and at QPR’s Loftus Road ground, where City have trained, during the day. last_img read more

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GFF/NAMILCO Thunderbolt Flour Power Nat. U-17 League

first_imgDen Amstel trounce Beavers 2-0DEN AMSTEL joined Slingerz as the latest winners of their respective matches as play in the West Demerara Football Association (WDFA) leg of the GFF/NAMILCO Thunderbolt Flour Power National Under-17 Intra-Association league continued at the Den Amstel Community ground last Monday.By the end of the first half, the home team was well on their way to taking full points as they were 2-0 up against Beavers. Edward Dash dashed past the Beavers defenders before slotting past their goalkeeper in the 12th minute.It did not take Den Amstel long before they doubled the advantage; two minutes later Murtland Peters had the nets rocking even as Beavers from that early seemed not to have an answer to the home team’s offensive ambitions.For the remainder of the opening half Beavers stepped up and kept Den Amstel at bay. It was in the early stages of the second half that Den Amstel were able to fire in their third and final goal of the match.Reuben Dainty it was who did the honours nine minutes into the half – 54th minute. While the home side were not able again to hit the back of the net, they had done enough to walk away comfortable 3-0 winners.Matches will continue this weekend at the same venue.last_img read more

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Hodge, Carty help Hurricanes control opening day

first_imgBASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) – Half-centuries from Montcin Hodge and Keacy Carty helped Leeward Islands Hurricanes control the opening day of their third round match in the Regional Four-Day Championship against leaders Guyana Jaguars here yesterday.Sent in at Warner Park in the top-of-the-table clash, Hurricanes made slow progress but kept wickets intact, to finish the day on 181 for one.Hodge was unbeaten on 72 while Carty was not out on 61, with left-handed opener Chesney Hughes chipping in with 31.Hoping to maintain their unbeaten record in what has been a strong start to the season, Hurricanes flourished early on as Hodge and Hughes put on 58 for the first wicket – a partnership which took the hosts to lunch at 56 without loss.Hughes faced 87 deliveries and struck five fours before falling in the fourth over after the interval, lbw to fast bowler Romario Shepherd.Any hopes Jaguars had of making further inroads were then scuppered as Hodge and Carty combined in an unbroken second-wicket stand worth 123, as Hurricanes took charge of the next two sessions.The right-handed Hodge, short of runs during the recent West Indies A series against Sri Lanka, found his touch in an innings requiring 274 balls and including nine fours.Carty, meanwhile, struck three fours and a six off 185 balls to record his second half-century in four innings this season.The 20-year-old, one of the stars from the Youth World Cup last year, has now scored six half-centuries in just 13 first class matches.Hurricanes reached 102 for one at tea with Hodge unbeaten on 41 and Carty, 20, and together they frustrated Jaguars in the final session as they added 79 runs.Hurricanes entered the contest nearly just under 10 points adrift of Jaguars on 40.4 points.HURRICANES 1st inningsM. Hodge not out 72C. Hughes lbw b Shepherd 32K. Carty not out 61Extras: (b-5, lb-1, w-5, nb-6) 17Total: (1 wkt, 90 overs) 181Fall of wicket: 1-58.To bat: J Hamilton, +D Thomas, N Bonner, *R Cornwall, M Mathew, G Tonge, T Ward, J Louis.Bowling: Joseph 15-3-40-0, Paul 13-6-20-0, Shepherd 14-5-30-1, Permaul 28-9-43-0, Rutherford 15-4-38-0, Hemraj 4-3-1-0, Vishaul Singh 1-0-3-0.JAGUARS – *L. Johnson, T. Chanderpaul, C. Hemraj, Vishaul Singh, +A. Bramble, S. Chanderpaul, V. Permaul, S. Rutherford, R. Shepherd, K. Paul, K. Joseph.last_img read more

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