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Alphabet could use Hudson Yards as template to finance Toronto megaproject

first_imgSidewalk Labs CEO Dan Doctoroff with a rendering of Alphabet’s project in Toronto (top) and Hudson Yards (bottom). (Credit: Sidewalk Labs and Twitter)Alphabet, Google’s parent company, may look to Hudson Yards as a model for how to finance an 800-acre urban hub along a downtrodden part of Toronto’s waterfront.Sidewalk Labs, a Google sister company, is exploring options that could include selling bonds backed by tax revenue and development charges from the commercial site, Bloomberg reported. The model could be similar to part of the $25 billion plan for Hudson Yards: Investors funded about $3 billion worth of special-purpose Hudson Yards Infrastructure Corp. bonds that went to the development of the 7 subway line and other infrastructure.“We devised this approach, which said, we’ll go to bondholders and get them to put up the money on the hope that there would be development in the area,” CEO Dan Doctoroff told Bloomberg. “We will devote all of those incremental tax revenues and some other related revenue streams to the payment of debt service on the bond.”ADVERTISEMENTDoctoroff, who spearheaded Hudson Yards’ development as a deputy mayor, says the area has the same need for a light-rail link to the Toronto development. The bonds would be issued by a special purpose corporation, he said.The company is controversially also weighing a proposal to take a cut of property taxes, development charges and increased land values in the project to help cover infrastructure costs that could total $4.5 billion over the next 30 years.Sidewalk Labs plans to submit an official proposal in the next three months or so, the report said. It includes first revitalizing a 12-acre neighborhood, called Quayside, which would include a new Google campus.The firm has held some “very preliminary” conversations on financing with several pension funds across Canada and is working with a number of investment banks. [Bloomberg] — Meenal Vamburkar This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

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SM East senior Andy Spencer three-peats as Sunflower League champ, looks to lead team into state tourney

first_imgSM East senior Andy Spencer (center) and his team celebrated after winning the team title at the Lawrence Invitational earlier this week. (Photo: SM East Athletics via Twitter).SM East senior Andy Spencer has been racking up high school golf tournament wins for years now, having taken the Sunflower League individual title as a sophomore and again as a junior. That early success earned him the Kenneth Smith Award, the most prestigious honor bestowed on a Kansas City high school golfer, last summer. But it didn’t guarantee him that taking the league title his senior year was going to be easy.“This was the hardest one yet,” Spencer said Thursday, a day after securing his three-peat with a solid showing at the Lawrence Invitational at Eagle Bend Golf Course. “Blake [Allen] was on my tail the entire time.”Indeed, Allen, a SM Northwest student, had been nipping at Spencer’s heels through the first two rounds of the Sunflower League competition earlier in the season. But even with Allen edging Spencer by a stroke for the individual win at Lawrence this week, Spencer had enough of a cushion built up to hold on to the individual title by a single stroke.“It felt really good to get it,” Spencer said of his third title. “It’s something I’ve had in the back of my mind all year.”Now, Spencer and the Lancers turn their attention to the postseason, where they’ll try to add a 10th team title to the SM East trophy case. Traditionally a golf powerhouse, the Lancers failed to capture the team Sunflower League title this year for the first time since 2006, coming in second behind SM Northwest. While the Lancers have seen a few rough stretches, Spencer thinks the team has the talent to make a run at the title when state play begins at Manhattan Country Club later this month. SM East will be hosting Regionals play, where it hopes to earn a state berth, at Brookridge Country Club on Monday.“Honestly, I don’t think we’ve peaked yet,” Spencer said of the team. “We haven’t had a round where we’ve put four good scores up on the board.”Regardless of how the team ends up faring in the coming weeks, Spencer has a busy summer on the links already lined up. He’ll be playing in the Watson Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club the first week of June before hitting the road for three out-of-town tournaments in a row. The goal, he says, is to get ready to make the transition to the college game, where he’ll face some of the best golfers in the country.Luckily, Spencer will have a familiar face around to show him the ropes when he reports for duty at the University of Kansas in the fall. SM East graduate Chase Hanna, who Spencer got to know well when we was a freshman on the Lancer team, will be entering his senior season for the Jayhawks.“That’s going to be pretty special for me, the chance to get to play with [Chase],” Spencer said. “He’s been kind of a role model for me, some I’m excited to get to play with him again.”last_img read more

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Sudan’s COVID-19 cases rise to 1,164

first_imgSudan’s COVID-19 cases rise to 318 KHARTOUM, SUDAN – APRIL 18: Streets and roads remain empty after a three-week lockdown began as part of the coronavirus (Covid-19) precautions, on April 18, 2020 in Khartoum, Sudan. Security measures were taken at streets. (Photo by Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) KHARTOUM, SUDAN – APRIL 18: Streets and roads remain empty after a three-week lockdown began as part of the coronavirus (Covid-19) precautions, on April 18, 2020 in Khartoum, Sudan. Security measures were taken at streets. (Photo by Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)Sudan on Sunday announced 53 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 1,164.“Five new death cases have also been recorded, taking the death toll from the novel coronavirus to 64,” the health ministry said in a statement.It added that 17 more patients have recovered, bringing the total recoveries nationwide to 119.On Friday the Sudanese government extended the full curfew, imposed on Khartoum State since April 18, for 10 more days from May 9 in a bid to stem the coronavirus spread.Related Sudan’s COVID-19 cases rise to 237center_img Sudan’s COVID-19 cases reach 17last_img read more

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GC Foster, UTech sign MOU with City of Miramar

first_imgLong after Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz finished their preparation for this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup at one of Florida’s best sporting facilities, the City of Miramar will continue its relations with the country, as it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with two of the country’s leading sporting institutions.Miramar’s Mayor, Wayne Messam, signed the agreement with the acting principal of G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport, Maurice Wilson and acting president of the University of Technology, Colin Giles, on Wednesday at a fundraiser for the Reggae Girlz in the South Florida city.The MOU will allow the institutions’ athletics teams the use the city’s sporting facilities, including the multipurpose Ansin Sports Complex, where the Reggae Girlz played one of their final warm-up games before the tournament yesterday.The agreement will also allow community colleges from Miramar to participate in Jamaica’s annual Intercollegiate Championships (intercol).“G.C. Foster College hopes to benefit by including the JAAA (Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association) in this agreement, where athletes on their way to various championships can stop by the Ansin complex to train,” Wilson said. “It would be also great to have some of the community colleges participate in Intercol in an attempt to elevate the level of the championships.”He continued: “We are also looking to have some events at the Ansin complex from a business standpoint, where we can raise funds, much like what the Reggae Girlz are doing now. The City of Miramar has a beautiful facility in the Ansin Sports Complex and they want it to be used.”Commissioner of Miramar Maxwell Chambers, who was born and raised in Clarendon, is excited about the venture.“We expect a collaborative effort from both parties. We have a lot of offsprings from Jamaica here and we believe that we can work together to enhance sports, not just in Jamaica, but also children in this city, who we can inspire to take up a sporting activity,” Chambers said. “As for the colleges here, they will get an opportunity to go to Jamaica, and everybody loves going to Jamaica. They will also get an opportunity to enhance their athletic abilities because the world is watching Jamaica now.”last_img read more

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North Muskegon plows past Muskegon Heights in Class C district volleyball action

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Musa Could Start Against Iceland – Rohr

first_imgSuper Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that former team captain Ahmed Musa has a very good chance of starting the next group game against Iceland in Volgograd on Friday.Rohr was speaking with reporters after his side suffered a 2-0 defeat to Croatia on Saturday night in what was both teams’ opening game in Group D of Russia 2018 World Cup.On Ahmed Musa, the former Bayern Munich defender said: “He has a chance to start the next game [against Iceland], we will see.”On his team’s chances in Group D, Rohr said: “Everything is still possible. If we win the next game, all is possible in order to qualify.”Anything other than a win for Nigeria in the game against Iceland could further damage the three-time African champions’ hopes of making the knockout stages.RelatedWe Deserved Our Victory – Rohr Speaks On Iceland WinJune 23, 2018In “Africa”Rohr Praises Eagles Fighting Spirit In Iceland WinJune 22, 2018In “Africa”RUSSIA 2018: Our Qualification Is Still In Our Hands – Rohr (AUDIO)June 18, 2018In “FIFA”last_img read more

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‘The Bachelorette’ season 15 begins with a serial dater being outed by “Hannah’s Angels”

first_imgABC/Ed Herrera(LOS ANGELES) — The Bachelorette‘s 15rd season kicked off Monday with Hannah Brown — a.k.a. Hannah B, a.k.a “Hannah Beast” — arriving in Los Angeles looking to rebound after being dumped by Colton Underwood on last season’s The Bachelor, and almost falling prey to a serial dater.The 24-year-old Tuscaloosa, Alabama native and former Miss Alabama is returning with a newfound confidence, and says she’s ready to find a man that will spend forever with her and “love me for all of me.”One by one, the men arrived at the mansion hoping to make a memorable first impression, but little did they know that, in a Bachelorette first, “Hannah’s Angels” — Demi Burnett and Katie Morton, also from last season’s The Bachelor — were watching the men from a surveillance van parked by the Bachelor Mansion, for the first time in Bachelorette history.Here are some of the more memorable suitors:In a callback to Colton’s infamous fence-jump from last season’s The Bachelor, Dallas investment analyst Connor S. hopped the fence to get into the mansion to meet Hannah.In another reference to Colton, Devin, a talent manager from Sheman Oaks, California, told Hannah he’s a virgin, then said he’s kidding.Joe, a.k.a. “The Box King,” arrived in — you guessed it — a huge box, delivered to the mansion by a forklift. Afterward, he quipped, “You check all of my boxes.”“Roller Boy” Ryan, from Philadelphia, arrived on a pair of roller skates,Luke P., a 24-year-old import/export manager from Jacksonville, Florida, arrived in “beast mode,” greeting Hannah with a roar before declaring that he was “king of the jungle” and looking to change her title from “Hannah the Beast” to “My queen.”Cam, a 30-year-old software salesman from Austin, introduced himself via a freestyle rap that boasted, “Got a soul worth savin’/I’m tryin’ to win the game like my name’s Nick Saban.” Saban coaches the University of Alabama football team. Cam, if you remember, received the first rose from Hannah during a preview of The Bachelorette that aired during The Bachelor finale last season.“Old” Matt Donald, a 26-year-old medical device salesman from Los Gatos, California, arrived on a tractor, and serenaded Hannah with a version of “Old MacDonald Had a Farm.” His farm — the Bachelorette mansion — consisted of “A bro bro here and bro bro there.”Once inside, Luke was the first one to get some alone time with Hannah, revealing to her that he had recently become an uncle, and that watching his brother and sister-in-law have their first child gave him the itch to settle down and have a family of his own.During his introduction, Connor J., a sales manager from Newport Beach, California, promised a surprise awaiting Hannah later on. It turned out being a bachelorette party that included games like “Junk-in-the-Trunk.” Each player strapped a tissue box stuffed with ping pong balls to their rears and attempted to empty them by shaking their booty as hard as they could. The winner — with a little help from Connor — was Hannah.Cam, who actually met Hannah for the first time during last season’s Bachelor finale, stole the first kiss from her, noting that while he doesn’t kiss on the first date, this was technically their second.In a recent interview with ABC Radio, host Chris Harrison promised this season would be loaded with drama, and the season premiere delivered.  After her one-on-one conversations with each of the guys, Harrison brought out the first impression rose. Before Cam came to a decision, though, Harrison called her to another room, where Demi and Katie, who had been keeping tabs on the guys, found some dirt on software salesman Scott through social media: he was a serial dater who had a girlfriend back home in Chicago. After an awkward conversation during which Scott essentially ‘fessed up to the relationship, Hannah immediately showed him the door.After explaining the situation to the remaining men, Hannah went outside to collect her thoughts. That left the guys to debate whether or not to seize the opportunity to get some more alone time with her, or give her some space. Luke once gain sprang into action, joining Hannah to assure her that he was “not here to earn a couple of roses,” but rather “to win her heart.”Luke’s instincts were right: he was the recipient of the first impression rose, and a long kiss from Hannah.That brought us to the first rose ceremony, during which the following men were sent home: Brian, Chasen, Hunter, Joe, Matt, Ryan, Scott and Thomas.Here are the remaining suitors:Cam, 30, software sales, Austin, TexasConnor J., 28, sales manager, Newport Beach, CaliforniaConnor S., 24, investment analyst, Dallas, TexasDaron, 25, IT consultant, Buckhead, GeorgiaDevin, 27, talent manager, Sherman Oaks, CaliforniaDustin, 30, real estate broker, Chicago, ILDylan, 24, tech entrepreneur, San Diego, CaliforniaGarrett, 27, golf pro, Birmingham, AlabamaGrant, 30, unemployed, San Clemente, CaliforniaJed, 25, singer/songwriter, Nashville, TennesseeJoey, 33, finance manager, Bethesda, MarylandJohn Paul Jones, 24, John Paul Jones, Lanham, MarylandJonathan, 27, server, Los Angeles, CaliforniaKevin, 27, behavioral health specialist, Manteno, IllinoisLuke P., 24, import/export manager, Gainesville, GeorgiaLuke S., 29, political consultant, Washington, D.C.Matteo, 25, management consultant, Atlanta, GeorgiaMatthew, 23, car bid spotter, Newport Beach, CaliforniaMike, 31, portfolio manager, San Antonio, TexasPeter, 27, pilot, Westlake Village, CaliforniaTyler C., 26, general contractor, Jupiter, FloridaTyler G., 28, psychology graduate student, Boca Raton, FloridaThe Bachelorette returns Monday at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. 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