Devon

first_imgThe Past 12 months have seen a steady increase in demand for office and industrial space throughout Devon.Offices In Exeter the oversupply of out-of-town offices diminished in the first part of 1998 following strong demand in 1997.This year will see the construction of a major pre-let office building at Exeter Business Park, along with other similar facilities. These developments follow the construction of a new Bass public house and Holiday Inn Express on this prominent site, adjacent to the M5’s new junction 29.The city centre office market has seen good demand in the prime area of Southernhay, with a steady increase in rents during the middle and latter part of last year. Prime ground floor space with a frontage to Southernhay is again achieving £129/sq m (£12/sq ft). Larger, less prominent areas in modern buildings are available at rentals of £86-£97/sq m (£8-£9/sq ft).In Plymouth there has been patchy demand: the major deals have been for strategically located accommodation. There is a shortage of quality properties in the market. However, the city is proving attractive as a location for call centres and several organisations are considering buildings of 3,700-14,000 sq m (40,000-150,000 sq ft).Outside Exeter and Plymouth, the office market is confined to small suites in semi-rural locations. These have proved popular with those who wish to avoid the congestion of cities and enjoy the quality of life that the Countryside offers, while taking advantage of modern communication. Mamhead House near Exeter is a typical example of quality space of this type.Meanwhile, the takeover of London & Manchester by Friends Provident and Weslyan’s proposal for the former Medical & Sickness space at Pynes Hill in Exeter could bring two major areas of office accommodation on the outskirts of the city into the market.In addition, both Exeter and Plymouth are competing hard to attract the Regional Development Agency to locate in their cities.Industrial Industrial supply has reduced dramatically throughout the county with a steady take-up of secondhand space, following record take-up in 1997.The result of this is strong demand for design-and-build facilities, where the county is well placed with a good supply of development land.At Matford Park in Exeter, Double Glazing Supplies has had a unit completed, Tile Flair is on site and a planning application is awaiting approval for a 7,897 sq m (85,000 sq ft) Car Land dealership.Sowton 30 Exeter is a new development by John Laing Property of 7ha (17 acres) for B1, B2 and B8 use, adjacent to the M5’s junction 30. It will be developed in two plateaus, to accommodate up to 26,500 sq m (285,000 sq ft). Main road positions are in strong demand, with rents of £65/sq m (£6/sq ft) being achieved on existing space. New space may command even higher figures.Throughout Devon there has been a steady improvement in the market for industrial space.At Barnstaple, Priority Sites has constructed two 930 sq m (10,000 sq ft) speculative units at Roundswell, providing much needed quality space for local companies. In Plymouth, Cattedown Regeneration is undertaking a scheme to produce two separate 2.4ha (6 acre) sites with a total of 15,027 sq m (161,750 sq ft) of commercial space. These include a cash and carry, a builders’ merchant and 1,347 sq m (14,500 sq ft) of non-food retail.The outlook for 1999 is good for new build industrial and out-of-town pre-let office schemes. Demand for high street retail space has continued to be exceptional, with the number of registered requirements in both Exeter and Plymouth probably at an all-time high.Major developments are planned for both cities’ centres. In Exeter, Land Securities’ £80m scheme in Princesshay will provide much needed new shopping in the city centre.Major local businesses have backed the proposal, viewing it as a good opportunity to enhance the city’s regional position.In Plymouth, P&O Properties applied for an undercover shopping mall last year. It is due to unveil updated plans after consultation with the city council.There have been some major transactions in the county over the past 12 months, with Dawnay Day purchasing a 12,080 sq m (130,000 sq ft) office investment at Southernhay Gardens in Exeter, from National Mutual. Smaller investment lots have moved quickly. Investors have cash available for both fully-let and partly-let space, ready to take advantage of an improving market.last_img read more

Gay marriage would see ‘mother’ and father’ disappear – McCoskrie

first_imgNZ Herald 22 Jan 2013Terms such as mother, father, husband and wife could disappear from the law if gay marriage is legalised, MPs have been told.Family First director Bob McCoskrie told the select committee considering Louisa Wall’s gay marriage bill that Spanish law had recently replaced the terms mother and father with Progenitor A and Progenitor B.“The US State of Washington is to remove the terms husband and wife from divorce courts,” he said.“In France the words mother and father will be stripped from official documents, McCoskrie tabled 24,000 extra signatures to petition against the bill on top of 48,000 already presented at parliament.“I see marriage as similar to the Treaty of Waitangi. It is historical. It is the foundation of our culture,” he said.“It certainly shouldn’t be altered.”http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10860708last_img read more

NegOcc solon bats for ‘digitally-equipped’ learning spaces

first_imgHe added that the infrastructure for digital learning is an urgent and necessary government task as stated in Republic Act No. 7743, which mandates the establishment of libraries in congressional districts, cities, towns and villages. “The learning facilities would provide access to digital learning tools,” Benitez said on his bill. “Access to digital tools could help students reduce physical contact and the chances of transmitting coronavirus.” However, based on the data from the National Library of the Philippines, only 433 public libraries, or just 3 percent of the target are existing. BENITEZ “The need for more learning centers with digital tools is therefore glaring,” Benitez said. “Students without internet connection at homes could go to these facilities for free access to digital learning tools and materials.”center_img The digital learning facilities could also serve as venues for the Alternative Learning System and other classes./PN MANILA – A Negrense lawmaker filed a bill seeking the establishment of community learning centers in all cities and municipalities amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.Negros Occidental 3rd District representative Jose Francisco Benitez said on May 18 that creating different learning modalities became “more urgent as we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic” which forced closure of schools. “It will help bridge the digital divide and democratize access to information,” he added.last_img read more

Irish aim to end losing streak

first_img “If the under-21s hadn’t had competitive matches this week then we would have taken a couple with us (to Turkey),” he said as his side went down 1-0 in a friendly in Adana. “Liam (Donnelly) has been doing very well at Fulham and obviously Billy (McKinlay – Northern Ireland assistant and Fulham coach) keeps an eye on how he’s getting on. “We’ve had him joining us for training when we’ve got together in London. He’s a good player and although he hasn’t played for Fulham he’s close (for us). “And we would probably have looked at taking Ryan Brobbell too. He’s done well on loan at York, but it’s better for them to be with the under-21s when they have a game” Cyprus have already undone Northern Ireland once, setting the tone for a tough qualifying campaign when they beat them 3-0 in Nicosia in the opening match. Thirty-three degree heat did not help that night, and certainly will not be a factor in Lurgan, but the challenge remains obvious. Magilton and his players can take heart from Thursday’s performance, when they kept it close until the end – largely thanks to the efforts of goalkeeper Conor Brennan – before conceding two late goals. Press Association Northern Ireland Under-21s will bid to avoid a sixth straight defeat in European Championship qualifying when they take on Cyprus in Lurgan on Tuesday night.center_img A 3-0 loss to Italy in Reggio Emilia on Thursday extended a miserable run for the side, who are this week under the watch of Jim Magilton with Stephen Robinson away with the under-17s – seen as the more promising generation of players. That said, senior team manager Michael O’Neill believes the under-21 squad has a handful of players ready for the next level. last_img read more

Joanna Archer is now a ‘Red Raider’

first_img… Guyanese 800m specialist makes switch from Monroe College to Texas Tech UniversityBy Rawle ToneyGUYANA’S Joanna Archer has recently moved from competing in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) with Monroe College, to the ‘big leagues’ in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) with Texas Tech University. The 19-year-old moved to Monroe College in the Fall of 2018 from West Demerara Secondary, after cementing herself as one of the best 800m athletes, not only in Guyana, but the Caribbean.After her stellar career competing at the junior collegiate institution, Archer announced via her Social Media platform on Facebook, that she’s heading to Texas.Speaking with Chronicle Sport from New York, Archer said she’s excited to wrap-up her final semester at Monroe College where in the end, she’ll earn her Associate Degree in Criminal Justice, and move on to Texas Tech University to read for her degree in Criminology and a minor in Journalism (Communication Studies).The 2019 Carifta Games 800m silver medallist, pointed out that her coaches are happy with the progress that she has made since migrating to the US, and are looking forward to seeing what she will do in the NCAA.Looking ahead, apart from focussing on making an impact on the track and field programme at Texas Tech, Archer said she’s working towards qualifying for the 2024 Olympic Games, adding “it would take a miracle for me to qualify for 2020.”Updated on January 6 this year, the IAAF announced that the qualifying standard time for the women’s 800m for the Tokyo Olympics is one minute, 59.50 seconds (1:59.50); Archer’s personal best in the distance is 2:10.1.Archer said she’s also looking forward to representing her country this year, starting with the South American U-23 Championships which is scheduled to be hosted in Guyana.Known as the ‘Red Raider’, Texas Tech University is considered one of the top schools on the NCAA track and field circuit.last_img read more

Daniels’ triple helps SU battle back, outlast rival St. John’s

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 7, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13 Commentscenter_img In the bottom of the third inning, Lisaira Daniels stood on third base. She turned to her head coach, Leigh Ross, who was standing nearby, and announced that they were going to win.She was right.Daniels’ triple in the bottom of the sixth propelled the Orange (17-15, 3-2 Big East) to a come-from-behind win Wednesday to defeat in-state rival St. John’s, 3-2, in the opening game of its doubleheader. SU scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth to win its home opener in conference play. This was the fourth game this season in which Syracuse has trailed by two and battled back to win.‘I can’t even imagine (the team) without (Daniels),’ SU head coach Leigh Ross said. ‘She’s feeling real confident in taking that role as being a leader.’With two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, Daniels belted a liner that split the outfielders and went all the way to the wall in right center. She legged out a triple, and freshman Veronica Grant scored the game-winning run.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘I knew (Daniels) was going to get something done,’ Ross said. ‘You knew (Daniels) was going to put us ahead in that game… It’s probably best that we had her in that situation. She was kind of thinking that all the way through the game anyway.’The Orange trailed early in this game after giving up a run in each of the first two innings. After that, sophomore pitcher Jenna Caira recovered and gave up just two hits after the second inning, allowing the team to chip away at the deficit.SU got one back after an infield single by freshman Stacy Kuwik scored Daniels in the bottom of the third. But the Orange was most impressive in its half of the sixth.Daniels’ triple was set up by a textbook display of fundamental softball. Sophomore first-baseman Kelly Saco reached base on a dropped pop fly and ended up at second. A sacrifice bunt moved Saco to third, and a single by Grant sent her home.Then, Daniels stepped to the plate. ‘I just keep doing what I do day in and day out,’ Daniels said. ‘My goal every day is to pick someone up. … I told Roni (Grant) that if she gets on, that’s my fire. That’s what I look for. I get really excited when she gets on base.’Nonetheless, Ross couldn’t downplay the importance of Saco’s hustle play. She could have just as easily assumed that the fly ball would be caught and jogged toward first, but instead she made the Red Storm pay for its error.‘That’s exactly what we talked about after the game,’ Ross said. ‘We may not be scoring those runs if Saco doesn’t run that out. That was great leadership.’Wednesday’s comeback fell just one run shy of the largest deficit that the team has overcome this season. In the first game of the LSU Purple and Gold Challenge, the Orange trailed 5-2 after 4.5 innings of play but rallied to beat Campbell, 7-5.As they’ve said all season, the players continue to be confident each and every time they take the field. Even when they’re trailing.‘St. John’s didn’t come off as very strong to me,’ freshman Veronica Grant said. ‘We just started slow. Being down against a team that we know we have the upper hand against, I had a lot of confidence that we were going to come back.’However, late-inning comebacks might not be something the Orange wants to get used to. This weekend the team tries to continue its three-game winning streak at home against Providence, a team that has scored more than a quarter of its runs in the sixth inning or later.‘We need to start playing that way as soon as we step on the field, every single minute out here,’ Ross said. ‘I think they kind of needed to hear that. …This team’s kind of a quiet team but they can get sparked up, and that’s okay if it’s at the right time.’mjcohe02@syr.edulast_img read more

WCHA standings show major parity in team rankings

first_imgDespite giving up three of a possible four points to newly crowned No. 1 Minnesota last weekend in Minneapolis, the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey is just two votes away from the top spot in the national rankings. Wisconsin’s loss and shootout win at Ridder Arena also put the Badgers a point behind the Gophers in the WCHA standings with only four conference games to play.This week the Badgers will prepare for a weekend series at 8-16-4 Minnesota State-Mankato, a team they outscored 15-2 during an October sweep at the Kohl Center. Assuming the Badgers score a pair of convincing wins over Mankato and take care of Bemidji State the following week at home, they still may not have a chance to reclaim the top spot in both the WCHA and the national rankings.This is largely due the noticeable lack of parity within women’s hockey, a phenomenon especially visible in the top-heavy WCHA. In a conference that has been historically dominated by Wisconsin, Minnesota and Minnesota-Duluth, things are no different this year as Minnesota, which still plays series against North Dakota and Saint Cloud State, is virtually guaranteed to win their remaining four games.The lack of a middle class, if you will, is also evident on the national scale. The three aforementioned WCHA powerhouses all rank among the top four teams in the nation. Harvard, once a perennial national title contender, has fallen into the ranks of mediocrity and left the entire east coast without a team that appears fit to beat the WCHA powers.The last nine national championships have all been won by Minnesota, Minnesota-Duluth or Wisconsin. This pattern has catalyzed some great rivalries within the WCHA but simultaneously created a power structure that leaves little room for error amongst these juggernauts and even less for the rare underdog that emerges to challenge the traditional powers.UW junior wing Meghan Duggan, who scored the winning goal in Wisconsin’s shootout win over the Gophers last Saturday, sees a lot of talented teams out east but maybe none that can outlast the trio from the WCHA.“I think obviously if you look just on paper, the last couple national championships, it’s been all WCHA. That might give us a little bit of an edge when people look on paper,” Duggan said. “But I think the east coast teams like [New Hampshire] and some of the Ivy League schools and [Boston College] are great competitors.”No. 3 Mercyhurst is the top-ranked team on the East Coast. Mercyhurst has accumulated seven losses despite playing a schedule arguably easier than that of the Badgers. Rounding out the top five is red-hot New Hampshire, a team the Badgers beat 8-2 in late November.Duggan, who has played in two national championships in her first two years as a Badger, noted while the WCHA may provide the best individual teams each year, other conferences do provide plenty of competition.“It’s always about half Midwest and half East Coast teams in the top eight at the end of the year,” Duggan said. “I think it will be interesting to see how it all pans out this year with the NCAAs, but they do have some good competition out there.”In contrast to the men’s game, where seemingly any team can win on any night, the Badgers, Gophers and Bulldogs have monopolized the top of the WCHA, creating a crucial emphasis on winning the games they are expected to win.Nevertheless, Duggan spoke of the importance of not looking past inferior opponents.“Our team has always been good at being able to focus on the task on hand and not overlooking teams so easily,” Duggan said. “Yeah, we have beaten both teams already this season, but I think everyone in their head knows we are already a point behind Minnesota, so any slip-up just makes things worse for us.”With Minnesota hosting the WCHA playoffs this season and with the Badgers’ recent drop to No. 2, Wisconsin will most likely have to go through both the Gophers and the Bulldogs to capture the WCHA crown — all in the hostile setting of Ridder Arena.A move back to the top of the WCHA standings would give coach Mark Johnson and his team a much needed boost during the WCHA playoffs and the NCAA Frozen Four, assuming the Badgers advance that far.Despite the unlikelihood of any changes, Duggan insists the Badgers will remain positive during the last two weeks of the season and do everything they can control to earn back the No. 1 spot, both nationally and in the WCHA.“We’ll be talking about it and looking at how Minnesota does, and if anyone can upset them, maybe we can jump ahead of them in the standings,” Duggan said. “I guess you can’t predict what’s going to happen until those four regular season games are over.”last_img read more

‘Freak or Greek’ paperwork filed under student org’s name

first_imgScheduling paperwork for an on-campus Halloween party Wednesday night was filed under the Black Student Assembly’s name, Undergraduate Student Government President Mikey Geragos confirmed to the Daily Trojan on Friday.As more than 100 students waited in line for the party, gunshots were fired after a physical altercation between two males not affiliated with USC. The shots were fired about 100 yards from the costume party “Freak or Greek,” which was held in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center’s ballroom.BSA is a student assembly in Program Board, which is under the purview of USG. Geragos also said internal paperwork for Program Board was filed under BSA’s name.BSA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Though BSA’s name appeared on the event information, Geragos said the organization’s name was not attached to any promotional materials.“The paperwork for the event was filed under BSA’s name but I don’t believe any promotional materials had BSA’s name on it,” Geragos said during a phone interview Friday morning.All organizations must fill out a scheduling form to book an on-campus venue.USC’s Scheduling Office declined to release original paperwork for the event.Geragos said he does not believe any event funding came out of student government.“To my knowledge, I don’t believe any student activity fee went to fund the event,” Geragos said.Geragos emphasized that BSA did not disobey any rule in planning the event.“In no way do we, or should anyone, blame BSA for what happened,” Geragos said. “They followed all the rules.”At least 500 attended the party, according to student reports.The event was promoted by LA Hype through social media. Geragos said USG might consider new ways to evaluate third-party sponsorships.“We are looking into a more streamlined approach … so we are aware of all the partnerships going on,” he said.Sean Fitz-Gerald contributed to this report.last_img read more

Syracuse loses on walk-off single in 4-3 loss to Boston College

first_imgAgainst Louisville, senior Alexa Romero pitched a total of 14 innings over the course of three days. Friday, SU head coach Shannon Doepking elected to send her back to the mound. Still, Romero was confident the increased workload wouldn’t affect her performance going forward. “Being relied on just comes with it sometime,” Romero said. “I’m just happy I’m back and playing like I know how to play.”Early on, Romero struggled, allowing three runs in the second inning. But over the course of the next four innings, Romero settled down and allowed no runs with only two hits. Come the final inning with the score tied 3-3, Doepking kept the senior in the game, even though she had thrown 122 pitches.That proved to be a mistake. Romero walked the opening batter and then allowed a single to the next one, putting the winning runner at second base. Two batters later, Boston College (10-15, 1-3 Atlantic Coast) sophomore Emme Martinez singled in the walk-off run off Romero, handing Syracuse (9-17, 1-3) a 4-3 defeat. The Orange have now lost three of their four games in ACC play. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange took a 1-0 lead in the second inning after sophomore Lailoni Mayfield singled home junior Toni Martin. Two batters later, senior Alicia Hansen knocked a single past the BC second baseman, bringing home Mayfield and sophomore Miranda Hearn.But in the following five innings, the Orange only registered one hit. SU ended the game with five hits in 26 at bats. Comments Published on March 22, 2019 at 8:02 pm Contact Adam: adhillma@syr.edu | @_adamhillmancenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Grizz Gaming announces FedEx sponsorship

first_imgThe Memphis Grizzlies’ NBA 2K League team, Grizz Gaming, have announced a new team sponsorship with FedEx.The delivery company is actually headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee and already holds a major partnership with the Memphis Grizzlies as the title company of the team’s home court, FedExForum Arena. This partnership will see FedEx advertisement on Grizz Gaming’s virtual home court just like their NBA counterpart. According to the announcement FedEx will also present custom-branded digital content features through social media and digital channels.Credit: Grizz GamingLang Whitaker, Grizz Gaming General Manager commented on the partnership: “Grizz Gaming is thrilled to team up with such an esteemed, locally-based and globally-focused organization in FedEx. We’re excited to build on an already great relationship and further engage with the greater Memphis community and beyond through multiple avenues in this endeavor.”Jason Wexler, President of Business Operations for Grizz Gaming added: “We are extremely pleased for Grizz Gaming to team with FedEx and further build upon our strong relationship. In continuing with our inaugural season, we are eager to collaborate with FedEx in building a connection with an esports fan base that continues to be bolstered by the NBA 2K League.”This is seemingly the first major esports sponsorship for FedEx while Grizz Gaming holds partnerships with America’s Navy and Alienware as well.Patrick Fitzgerald, Senior Vice President of Integrated Marketing and Communications for FedEx said the company is looking forward to furthering its impact in esports: “Esports and competitive gaming are rapidly evolving and offer engaging digital opportunities for the FedEx brand to reach new audiences. We’re proud to be able to enter this new dimension in sports sponsorship by building on one of our most successful sports sponsorships and teaming up with the Memphis Grizzlies and Grizz Gaming for its inaugural season.”Esports Insider says: Another day, another NBA 2K league sponsor. What’s better than a non-endemic sponsor? A local non-endemic sponsor! This is great to see for the Grizz organisation with FedEx holding their headquarters in Memphis. Regardless of what some might think about the beginning of the league, companies obviously have faith in it.last_img read more