Hotel Fund – Three Bears Band B http://threebearsbandb.com/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 19:07:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://threebearsbandb.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1.png Hotel Fund – Three Bears Band B http://threebearsbandb.com/ 32 32 New Supporters Join Push to Fund Belmont Park Improvements https://threebearsbandb.com/new-supporters-join-push-to-fund-belmont-park-improvements/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 16:31:00 +0000 https://threebearsbandb.com/new-supporters-join-push-to-fund-belmont-park-improvements/ A coalition pushing for approval of a state-backed bail plan for major improvements at the New York Racing Association’s Belmont Park announced the expansion of its membership Nov. 17 at the State Capitol in Albany. The effort comes as New York Governor Kathy Hochul, recently elected to a full term as governor, pulls together her […]]]>

A coalition pushing for approval of a state-backed bail plan for major improvements at the New York Racing Association’s Belmont Park announced the expansion of its membership Nov. 17 at the State Capitol in Albany.

The effort comes as New York Governor Kathy Hochul, recently elected to a full term as governor, pulls together her spending, revenue and bail provisions when her 2023 state budget plan is unveiled in January. .

We Are New York Racing, a coalition originally formed to counter criticism of the racing industry over equine safety and state subsidy issues, said Thursday it was adding members to its group at a time when she will push for bail clearance for an overhaul at Belmont.

The new members are the Business Council of New York State, which is a major lobbying force for a range of business interests on Capitol Hill, and the Queens Chamber of Commerce. Along with NYRA and the Business Council, the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and the New York Thoroughbred Breeders were scheduled to appear on Capitol Hill Thursday for the Belmont Bonds 2023 lobbying campaign.

A failed NYRA bid during the 2022 state legislative session, which ended last June, to operate a state bonding program for $450 million in capital to help fund a Major overhaul at Belmont, including a new grandstand and sweeping track improvements. This is all part of a larger initiative that eventually calls for an end to races at Aqueduct Racecourse with NYRA Southern racing operations centered solely on Belmont.

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The NYRA unsuccessfully attempted to include the borrowing plan in this year’s state budget for the fiscal year that began April 1. Another bid was made in the final months of the 2022 session, but it also died when lawmakers ended their session in June. Proponents at the time said the effort needed more work, including answering questions from some reluctant lawmakers and state officials. They say lobbying has been ongoing since the end of the session, and they hope Hochul will include their idea in its next budget in 2023.

NYRA could achieve lower interest rates and a less cumbersome borrowing process if it can access the state bonding program; The NYRA says it will pay all borrowing costs.

There is still work to be done, including convincing Hochul, who this month won a landslide victory for a full term as governor, as well as finding a new Senate sponsor for the idea; the 2022 godmother, Senator Anna Kaplan, a Democrat from Nassau County, was defeated in November during her general election campaign.

If Hochul puts the plan in his budget, a separate Senate and Assembly bill would be, virtually, unnecessary. The unknown in the linkage push equation is how Long Island politics might shape the debate; Hochul, in his recent statewide election victory, lost Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island, and his fellow Democrats were defeated in state legislative and congressional contests there- down. (Belmont is located in Nassau County.)

“Whether upstate or downstate, New York is horse racing country through and through,” said Heather Briccetti Mulligan, president and CEO of the Business Council of New York State. “The sport generates billions in economic activity, supports tens of thousands of jobs and contributes tens of millions of dollars in taxes. Upgrading Belmont Park will only increase the tremendous benefits that horse racing brings. to everyone from farmers upstate to strained workers on Long Island to hospitality workers in Saratoga, and we’re thrilled to help the coalition continue to advocate for this year in Albany.

The horse racing industry in New York, as elsewhere, has come under increasingly coordinated attack over equine safety issues, as well as what critics say have been overly generous government-funded benefits. state to help support things like scholarships and breeding funds.

The We Are New York Racing group, in addition to the NYRA, Standardbred organizations and trade groups, includes unions, banks, horse farms, OTB companies, restaurants and government interests in Saratoga Springs and the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. He sought to publicize the economic importance of the horse racing industry in New York.

The coalition noted that Belmont Park has not seen major renovations since 1968. NYRA wants permission to essentially piggyback on government bond sales, giving it access to lower interest rates; The NYRA said it will be responsible for all debt service obligations of these borrowing plans.

“The modernization of Belmont Park is a transformational project that would establish one of the nation’s top sports and entertainment destinations, especially when paired with the new UBS Arena next door. NYRA appreciates the hard work and support of We Are New York Horse Racing coalition, whose members recognize the importance of a new Belmont Park to the future of Thoroughbred racing in New York and to the state’s economy as a whole,’ said NYRA spokesman Patrick McKenna said in a statement this morning.

“A reimagined Belmont would be the biggest and most significant new development the sport has seen in recent history and a massive construction project for New York State. The result would be a facility capable of hosting races year-round and pave the way for the return of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships to New York, while creating thousands of jobs now and in the future,” the NYRA official added. .

“Belmont may be across the border in Nassau County, but here in Queens, we understand that the construction of a new, world-class Belmont Park will have an immense and positive impact on the region. downstate and across the state – and we’re proud to support that goal,” said Thomas J. Grech, President and CEO of the Queens Chamber of Commerce. “This project would not cost the taxpayers a penny, but it would unlock immense economic activity in Queens and Long Island. It’s a win-win situation for our communities.”

“Our coalition continues to grow because horse racing positively impacts every corner of New York State, from Batavia to Belmont. We created tremendous momentum at the start of this legislative session, and we must continue to push and make the modernization of Belmont a major budget priority in 2023,” said Jack Sterne, spokesperson for the We Are New York Horse Racing Coalition.

The coalition was created in September 2021 and today has more than 50 members.

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Hall of Famer Tim Hardaway makes nasty rape comment during Warriors special https://threebearsbandb.com/hall-of-famer-tim-hardaway-makes-nasty-rape-comment-during-warriors-special/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 06:09:42 +0000 https://threebearsbandb.com/hall-of-famer-tim-hardaway-makes-nasty-rape-comment-during-warriors-special/ Former NBA star Tim Hardaway made a nasty comment during the broadcast of the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs game on Monday night. The Warriors were doing the “Run TMC” show, which was to honor three of their past stars: Hardaway, Chris Mullin and Mitch Richmond. Bob Fitzgerald is the normal game-by-game announcer […]]]>

Former NBA star Tim Hardaway made a nasty comment during the broadcast of the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs game on Monday night.

The Warriors were doing the “Run TMC” show, which was to honor three of their past stars: Hardaway, Chris Mullin and Mitch Richmond.

Bob Fitzgerald is the normal game-by-game announcer alongside former warrior Kelenna Azubuike, so this was a Bay Area special.

Unfortunately for the watchers, however, they had to hear Hardaway comment on a robbery from Draymond Green in a crude manner.

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Tim Hardaway attends the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis’s 37th Annual Sports Legends Dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on October 24, 2022 in New York City.
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“You all thought it was great [defense]I thought it was just raping them,” he said during a second quarter play. “I think you should have called the police about it.”

Hardaway later apologized for his comment.

“I used a poor choice of words earlier on the show. I want to apologize for that,” he said. “Let’s get back to the game and finish the game with a 30 point win and go home happy.”

It’s safe to assume that Hardaway won’t be behind the microphone anytime soon after that comment.

And it’s not the first time Hardaway has said the wrong thing. In 2007, he said on “The Dan Le Betard Show” that “I hate gay people, so I let it be known”.

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“I don’t like gay people and I don’t like being around gay people. I’m homophobic,” he added. “I don’t like it. It shouldn’t be in the world or in the United States.”

Before being inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in September, Hardaway apologized for the comments, citing the church that instilled the thoughts in him.

Tim Hardaway speaks onstage at the 37th Annual Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis Sports Legends Dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on October 24, 2022 in New York City.

Tim Hardaway speaks onstage at the 37th Annual Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis Sports Legends Dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on October 24, 2022 in New York City.
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“I grew up in a church, and that’s how churches were – they instilled in you that (homosexuality) wasn’t the way you should be,” Hardaway said via the San Francisco Chronicle. . “I was just taught differently. Don’t talk to them, don’t joke with them, leave them alone. I never tried to say bad things about them or do hateful things. It was just my church upbringing. But I’ll tell you this: It was so wrong of me, and people suffered. I had to grow up and really do some soul-searching. What I said was just hurtful.

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Hardaway spent five and a half seasons with the Warriors, starting as a rookie in the 1989-90 season as the 14th overall pick.

He averaged 19.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 9.3 assists in 422 career games with them, leading to three of his five All-Star appearances at Golden State.

Tim Hardaway speaks at the 37th Annual Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis Sports Legends Dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on October 24, 2022 in New York City.

Tim Hardaway speaks at the 37th Annual Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis Sports Legends Dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on October 24, 2022 in New York City.
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Hardaway also played for the Miami Heat for six seasons, while spending a year with the Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers.

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What Ron DeSantis’ runaway success means for conservatives https://threebearsbandb.com/what-ron-desantis-runaway-success-means-for-conservatives/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 17:25:00 +0000 https://threebearsbandb.com/what-ron-desantis-runaway-success-means-for-conservatives/ Florida Governor Ron DeSantis essentially kicked off his 2024 presidential campaign on Tuesday night. Simply put, now is his time. In 2018, DeSantis barely beat Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum – a man later found in a Miami Beach hotel room with a male escort suffering from a drug overdose. DeSantis beat Gillum by just 0.4%, […]]]>

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis essentially kicked off his 2024 presidential campaign on Tuesday night. Simply put, now is his time.

In 2018, DeSantis barely beat Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum – a man later found in a Miami Beach hotel room with a male escort suffering from a drug overdose. DeSantis beat Gillum by just 0.4%, or just over 32,000 votes.

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DeSantis did so by losing Miami-Dade County (home to the City of Miami and Gillum’s 2020 hotel room of choice) by 20 points, Hillsborough County (home of Tampa) by 9 points and Duval County (home of Jacksonville) plus 4 points.

But on the evening of Nov. 8, 2022, the Governor of Florida wiped out Democratic Party challenger Charlie Crist. With more than 95% of the votes counted, DeSantis leads Crist by more than 1.5 million votes, or nearly 20 points. Notably, Miami-Dade, Hillsborough and Duval all went red by wide margins.

And as DeSantis took to the stage to celebrate his election victory, not only was this momentous victory the culmination of an otherwise disappointing evening for the Republican Party, but it should also mark the start of a new era for conservatism. American.

Make no mistake: the days of former President Donald Trump are over.

“We made promises to the people of Florida, and we delivered on those promises,” DeSantis told supporters. “Today, after four years, the people have delivered their verdict. Freedom is here to stay.

DeSantis also touted Florida as “a mental health haven when the world has gone mad” and “where revival will die.”

Not only is DeSantis telling the truth – much to the chagrin of the Democratic Party, his capable leadership has been a critical factor in Florida’s success against all odds in recent years – but he achieved his success without kissing the ring of his obvious political adversary, Trump.

Conversely, Trump had another dismal election night as his hand-picked candidates (many of whom wholeheartedly swallowed the so-called “MAGA” agenda in order to receive his endorsement) failed.

Mehmet Oz seems to have lost out to John Fetterman, a man who can no longer speak or understand the English language. In Michigan, Tudor Dixon lost to Gretchen Whitmer – the governor whose COVID-19 policies resulted in thousands of preventable deaths in nursing homes. And in Arizona, Blake Masters (yet another Trump pick) trails his Democratic rival as the votes continue to be counted.

Even JD Vance, who emerged victorious in Ohio, could argue he did so despite Trump publicly undermining Vance’s position while failing to provide funds for his chosen candidate, the Leadership Fund. Senate rushing to fill growing monetary vacuum.

Much of this is because Trump (on a personal level) doesn’t particularly care about the conservative movement as much as he cares about himself. Frankly, he’s not a team player, even though he tries to play a team sport.

While DeSantis shifted campaign funds to support other Republican candidates across the country, Trump was spending much of his war chest not on the candidates he had promoted, but on his own petty legal battles.

Not only did DeSantis emerge from the smoke of battle as the obvious leader of the next generation of conservatism, but he proved something crucial: the GOP can win. without Asset.

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Indeed, the strategic foundation was laid last year by Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin, who successfully demonstrated that the Republican Party can survive in a post-Trump world (or at most, a Trump-adjacent world). ), operating on problems rather than Trump. worship alone.

Yes, the 2022 election was disappointing for Republicans. But while the “red wave” we were promised never materialized, all we need to create a momentous victory in 2024 is brewing in Florida. Not at Mar-A-Lago, but at the Governor’s Mansion.

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Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week returns for 2nd year https://threebearsbandb.com/hunger-and-homelessness-awareness-week-returns-for-2nd-year/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 22:32:38 +0000 https://threebearsbandb.com/hunger-and-homelessness-awareness-week-returns-for-2nd-year/ It takes all of us to end hunger and homelessness. That’s why, from November 14-18, the community is invited to join Father Joe’s Villages and Mission Fed Credit Union for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, an annual recognition where everyone can support essential actions to end food and housing insecurity in the region. Beginning November […]]]>

It takes all of us to end hunger and homelessness. That’s why, from November 14-18, the community is invited to join Father Joe’s Villages and Mission Fed Credit Union for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, an annual recognition where everyone can support essential actions to end food and housing insecurity in the region.

Beginning November 14, the San Diego community is invited to take action during the week-long awareness event with three main actions: educational, service, participation, fundraising and outreach events. advocacy. Those who donate on Nov. 17 will have their contributions up to $25,000 matched dollar-for-dollar by Mission Fed.

Why help

According to a Hunger in San Diego report, nearly one in four San Diego County residents suffer from nutritional insecurity. The 2022 point-in-time count by the San Diego Regional Task Force on Homelessness indicated that more than 8,000 people in the San Diego area are homeless and 4,000 are unsheltered. When people experience both hunger and homelessness, these combined stresses can lead to short- and long-term health issues that make it even harder for people to end their homelessness.

In addition to providing meals and shelter, discussion and awareness can allow organizations like Father Joe’s Villages to move the region closer to ending hunger and homelessness forever through action on the ground and long term.

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3 calls to action

The San Diego community can participate in Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week by responding to the following three main action items:

Educate
To increase awareness of food insecurity and the effects of homelessness in the community, Father Joe’s Villages will provide a social media toolkit that addresses the ways in which language and behaviors affect public perception on these issues.

To participate
From November 14-18, community members are invited to participate in Thanksgiving Day 5K with a week-only 15% off registration. Those interested in participating in Thanksgiving Day 5K can register online here with promo code MISSIONFED.

Make a donation
To help Father Joe’s Villages fund housing and food programs, the community is invited to match their donation during a one-day matching gift campaign sponsored by Mission Fed. Donations up to $25,000 will be matched dollar for dollar on November 17 and can be made through this link.

Donations for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Community members can find more information about this collaborative week on the Father Joe’s Villages website here.

See you there, San Diego!

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Historic Great Northern Hotel in Peterborough sever ties with Best Western brand https://threebearsbandb.com/historic-great-northern-hotel-in-peterborough-sever-ties-with-best-western-brand/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 22:31:20 +0000 https://threebearsbandb.com/historic-great-northern-hotel-in-peterborough-sever-ties-with-best-western-brand/ The historic Great Northern Hotel in Peterborough will sever its ties with international hotel brand Best Western, it has been announced. The 41-room hotel, at Station Approach, which stands opposite the city’s train station, is currently part of the Best Western Hotel Group brand, which provides a reservation service for the venue. But guests looking […]]]>

The historic Great Northern Hotel in Peterborough will sever its ties with international hotel brand Best Western, it has been announced.

The 41-room hotel, at Station Approach, which stands opposite the city’s train station, is currently part of the Best Western Hotel Group brand, which provides a reservation service for the venue.

But guests looking to book a room at the hotel later this year and beyond will no longer be able to make reservations through the Best Western reservations website.

The managers of the historic Great Northern Hotel in Peterborough are ending their relationship with Best Western.

Best Western has revealed that the owners of the 170-year-old hotel have decided to part ways with the brand.

A Best Western spokesperson said: ‘I can confirm that since last month The Great Northern Hotel in Peterborough has made it known as part of the Best Western family of brands.

“And they plan to leave the brand later this year, which is why they can’t be booked on our branded channels.

But she added: “In regards to their operational plans going forward, the hotel team have asked me to convey that they will not comment at this time.”

The owners of the historic Great Northern Hotel in Peterborough are cutting their booking link with Best Western.

The decision to leave Best Western to come by the 19th century hotel comes at a time when many hospitality venues are facing a tough time after weathering the Covid-19 pandemic to face soaring food costs and energetic.

According to financial statements submitted by the hotel to Companies House for the year to June 29 last year, its accountants, Cartwrights, said: ‘The directors reasonably expect the company to continue in operational existence in the foreseeable future.

“The validity of this assumption depends on the continued support of the director and the shareholder.”

The statement shows that Micheal Chittenden is the ‘person with significant control over the business’ and that he then owed the Great Northern Hotel £66,886.

In addition, the company owed £35,863 to Accounts RealTime, of which Mr Chittenden is also a director.

Statements also show that the average number of staff at the hotel had fallen to nine from 50 the previous year.

Just last year, the hotel won planning approval from Peterborough City Council for a major building extension.

The development involves demolishing an existing extension and replacing it with offices and retail units on the ground floor, while a new road to the town center will feature shops and cafes.

The hotel is also at the center of the Station Quarter regeneration area, which it is hoped will benefit from £48 million of government funding through the Towns Fund program to reorganize the station and surrounding land.

Plans include a new west entrance to the station, a new office park and surrounding retail, as well as new green spaces with biodiversity, community spaces and better connections to the city center to make it more safer and more attractive for bicycles and pedestrians.

The owner of the Great Northern Hotel has been approached for a response.

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Empower’s $362m Dubai IPO Book Covered in Hours https://threebearsbandb.com/empowers-362m-dubai-ipo-book-covered-in-hours/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 10:06:21 +0000 https://threebearsbandb.com/empowers-362m-dubai-ipo-book-covered-in-hours/ (Bloomberg) – The sale of Dubai’s stake in Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corp. received more orders than the shares on offer within hours of opening the books, with the latest example of Middle Eastern listings attracting overwhelming investor interest. Bloomberg’s Most Read The district cooling company, known as Empower, set the price range at 1.31 […]]]>

(Bloomberg) – The sale of Dubai’s stake in Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corp. received more orders than the shares on offer within hours of opening the books, with the latest example of Middle Eastern listings attracting overwhelming investor interest.

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The district cooling company, known as Empower, set the price range at 1.31 dirhams ($0.36) to 1.33 dirhams per share for the sale of 1 billion shares, a 10% stake, by Dubai Electricity & Water Authority and Emirates Power Investment, according to a statement on Monday. A message sent to investors a few hours later and seen by Bloomberg indicated that the demand exceeded the size of the transaction.

Empower’s IPO is part of Dubai’s privatization drive to boost liquidity and catch a wave of share sales in Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia. The emirate’s three listings this year, including DEWA’s, have raised about $7.6 billion combined.

Empower will announce the final price on November 9 and make its commercial debut on November 15. The United Arab Emirates Strategic Investment Fund, Shamal Holding and the Abu Dhabi Pension Fund are leading investors with a total commitment of up to 335 million dirhams.

The Middle East has emerged as a bright spot for IPOs amid subdued activity elsewhere, thanks to high oil prices and outperforming equity markets. Order books in the tens of billions of dollars have become commonplace as investors flock to markets across the region, with Saudi-owned utility Marafiq saying last week that its $897 million IPO had attracted $52.5 billion in orders.

With strong equity markets in the region, Dubai private school operator Taaleem Holdings PJSC said on Monday it was seeking to raise 750 million dirhams through an IPO. This is a rare private sector listing in the UAE where transactions by state-owned companies have dominated so far this year.

Empower, created almost two decades ago, is 70% owned by Dubai Electricity. The company plans to pay a minimum annual dividend of 850 million dirhams per year for two years after the IPO, and based on the offer price which implies a dividend yield of 6.4% to 6.5 %.

“Amid Dubai’s expansion plans, robust growth in residential property supply and booming hotel capacity, we believe Empower presents a unique and attractive investment proposition for all investors. “said chief executive Ahmad Bin Shafar in the statement.

Citigroup Inc., Emirates NBD Capital, Merrill Lynch International and EFG-Hermes are handling the IPO. Moelis & Co. is Empower’s independent financial advisor.

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  • Empower Said borrows $1.5 billion to fund pre-IPO dividend

  • Empower sees a minimum dividend of 850 million dirhams/year after the IPO

  • Middle East IPO momentum undeterred by global lull: ECM Watch

–With the help of Swetha Gopinath.

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$1 billion plan would demolish Lakeside Mall, redevelop it into housing https://threebearsbandb.com/1-billion-plan-would-demolish-lakeside-mall-redevelop-it-into-housing/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 22:28:40 +0000 https://threebearsbandb.com/1-billion-plan-would-demolish-lakeside-mall-redevelop-it-into-housing/ The owner of the Lakeside Mall in Sterling Heights has a billion-dollar redevelopment plan that calls for demolishing most of the struggling 1970s mall, then building lots of new housing, retail and of a hotel. Out of the Box Ventures, a subsidiary of Miami-based investment firm Lionheart Capital, is proposing to demolish nearly all of […]]]>

The owner of the Lakeside Mall in Sterling Heights has a billion-dollar redevelopment plan that calls for demolishing most of the struggling 1970s mall, then building lots of new housing, retail and of a hotel.

Out of the Box Ventures, a subsidiary of Miami-based investment firm Lionheart Capital, is proposing to demolish nearly all of the 1.5 million square foot gated mall, except for the Macy’s, JC Penney buildings and old Sears buildings.

Once the mall begins to collapse, likely in the spring of 2024, the 110-acre site would then be redeveloped over a 10 to 12-year period, according to Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor.

This proposed future “Lakeside City Center” would have:

  • 2,803 new homes (market price plus senior homes).
  • Nearly 150,000 square feet of new retail space.
  • Renovation of Macy’s and JC Penney stores.
  • A hotel with 120 rooms.
  • 60,000 square feet of office space.
  • New restaurants.
Proposed Downtown Lakeside Rendering

“Right now it’s just Lakeside Circle and a sea of ​​sidewalks with the (mall) in the middle,” the mayor said. “The building is going to be taken down, the sidewalk is going to be taken down, and we’re going to put in a whole new grid of streets with sidewalks, streetscapes, trees, landscaping, park benches – you name it. It’s going to look like a downtown.

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Recently announced £8m North West SME Growth Fund to create over 300 jobs https://threebearsbandb.com/recently-announced-8m-north-west-sme-growth-fund-to-create-over-300-jobs/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 09:53:49 +0000 https://threebearsbandb.com/recently-announced-8m-north-west-sme-growth-fund-to-create-over-300-jobs/ North West fund manager River Capital has announced the launch of a new £8million fund which will provide loans of up to £300,000 to support SMEs in the North West, with a particular focus on the Liverpool City area. Having recently refreshed its identity and as part of its continued growth strategy, the launch of […]]]>

North West fund manager River Capital has announced the launch of a new £8million fund which will provide loans of up to £300,000 to support SMEs in the North West, with a particular focus on the Liverpool City area.

Having recently refreshed its identity and as part of its continued growth strategy, the launch of the Business Growth Lending Fund (BGLF) is the first of several imminent announcements to be made by River Capital.

BGLF is funded by the Merseyside Special Investment Fund as part of its ongoing commitment to supporting SMEs in the North West and will provide an alternative form of loan finance to complement more traditional sources such as banks.

At a time when businesses are still grappling with the aftermath and implications of Covid-19 as well as significant economic challenges, the fund seeks to finance working capital, capital expenditures, acquisitions and management buyouts.

From start-ups to more established SMEs, companies at all stages of development and from most sectors can apply for financing. Applications from those who demonstrate strong social values ​​and positive ESG impact are “particularly welcome”, with the fund also aiming to create more than 320 jobs over its lifetime.

Local businesses are already beginning to benefit from the new fund with the first loan secured and several more deals looming from a strong pipeline of opportunities.

Chief Investment Officer and Head of BGLF, Jim Moore, said: “The launch of the new direct lending fund reconfirms River Capital’s commitment to investing in SMEs in the North West and provides opportunities for businesses when funding other routes is difficult to obtain.

“The effects of the past two years have made business lending more complex than ever, and we are pleased to be able to help eligible businesses grow, create and preserve jobs and help communities in the North West region thrive. .

“We encourage businesses in a variety of sectors, especially those with strong social values, to contact us to discuss their financial needs and determine if we can help them move forward.”

John O’Brien, Chairman of MSIF, BGLF’s investor, added: “The Business Growth Loan Fund, managed by River Capital, is a further demonstration of MSIF’s commitment to supporting high-growth SMEs. social values ​​in the Liverpool City area and the North. West.”


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Female Candidates: Monaco receives the players from Pool A https://threebearsbandb.com/female-candidates-monaco-receives-the-players-from-pool-a/ Sun, 23 Oct 2022 19:07:05 +0000 https://threebearsbandb.com/female-candidates-monaco-receives-the-players-from-pool-a/ A new formula One of Arkady Dvorkovich’s main offers to support women’s chess since his first election as FIDE President in 2018 was to create a cycle of women’s world championships that would resemble the open cycle – after a period of annual women’s championships with different formats. In this vein, a Candidates Tournament, with […]]]>

A new formula

One of Arkady Dvorkovich’s main offers to support women’s chess since his first election as FIDE President in 2018 was to create a cycle of women’s world championships that would resemble the open cycle – after a period of annual women’s championships with different formats. In this vein, a Candidates Tournament, with a dual round-robin format as in the open cycle, was held in 2019. Aleksandra Goryachkina won the event and then lost the title match to Ju Wenjun.

A similar format was established for the next cycle, which was originally scheduled to end in 2022. However, the FIDE Council met on March 15, 2022 and decided to postpone the Candidates and “[consult] with the players regarding the format of the tournament”. This resolution was prompted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as no less than 3 Russians and 2 Ukrainians were among the 8 qualified Candidates entrants.

Three and a half months later, FIDE announces the adoption of a new format. Instead of a double round robin, a two phase knockout would take place. Pool A included the two Ukrainian representatives — Anna and Mariya Muzychuk — while Pool B included the three Russian participants — Goryachkina, Kateryna Lagno and Alexandra Kosteniuk.

Tan Zhongyi and Anna Muzychuk qualified for the contenders by securing third and fourth places at the 2021 Women’s World Cup (which was won by Alexandra Kosteniuk) | Photo: Eric Rosen

Perhaps to avoid possible disapproval of the sporting merits of the tournament, FIDE did not publicly acknowledge that the new format was established to prevent Russian and Ukrainian players from clashing in the midst of the war. The specific justification for the allocation of hens can be found in the official rules (point 4.2).

Notwithstanding these considerations, the first half of the event (pool A) will take place in Monaco from Monday. Anna Muzychuk will face the Indian Humpy Koneru while Mariya Muzychuk will play against the Chinese Lei Tigjie.

The winner of this pool will secure a place in the final, which will supposedly take place in the first quarter of 2023. The dates for the organization of the Pool B knockout have not yet been announced, although in the press release of June, it was revealed that this “[would] will take place in October-November.

Monaco will host Pool A of female candidates

FIDE Press Release August 5, 2022

The glamorous Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo will host Pool A of the Female Candidates Tournament from October 24 to November 6, organized by the Monegasque Chess Federation.

This installment will see the clash between Humpy Koneru and Anna Muzychuk (first quarter-final), and Lei Tingjie and Mariya Muzychuk in the second quarter-final. Under the new knockout format, players from each of the two brackets or “pools” will play a four-game match (plus tiebreakers, if necessary) in order to progress to the next stage, the final match. being played. over the distance of six games.

The prize pool for this prize pool is €70,000, while an additional €110,000 will be up for grabs in the female candidates final, bringing the total to a record €250,000.

The main sponsor of the event will be the Société des Bains de Mer (SBM), a company that owns and manages the Casino de Monte-Carlo, the Opéra de Monte-Carlo and the Hotel de Paris in Monte-Carlo. Originally founded in 1863 by Charles III, Prince of Monaco, and previously owned by Aristotle Onassis, SBM is today a publicly traded company registered in the Principality of Monaco, with the Government of Monaco as its major shareholder.

Hotel Hermitage Monte Carlo

Photo: Hakan Dahlström

The venue for the games will add a touch of distinction to the event since the Hôtel Hermitage is one of the most emblematic hotels in Europe. Housed in a Monegasque palace listed as a historic monument, this luxurious 5-star hotel features Belle-Époque decor, a winter garden and a 7,000 m² spa. Among other distinctions, it received the ‘Best spa in a hotel in Europe’ award from Villégiature Award in 2016 and the Gold Award in the ‘Event Hotel of the Year’ category from Eventia in 2012.

Group B of female candidates will take place under the same conditions, and the host city will be confirmed in the coming days. The final that will determine Ju Wenju’s challenger to the throne, played over the 6-game distance, will take place in the first quarter of 2023, and two different European cities have already expressed interest in hosting it.


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CMS Sheffield office advises on hotel deal | Yorkshire Deals News https://threebearsbandb.com/cms-sheffield-office-advises-on-hotel-deal-yorkshire-deals-news/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 07:00:51 +0000 https://threebearsbandb.com/cms-sheffield-office-advises-on-hotel-deal-yorkshire-deals-news/ Lawyers from CMS’s Sheffield office advised easyHotel on the €145 million acquisition and financing of eight sites in the Benelux region. The firm advised easyHotel on the purchase of the hotels from real estate and private equity fund manager Crossroads Real Estate for 145 million euros, as part of its European growth strategy. The operation […]]]>



Lawyers from CMS’s Sheffield office advised easyHotel on the €145 million acquisition and financing of eight sites in the Benelux region.

The firm advised easyHotel on the purchase of the hotels from real estate and private equity fund manager Crossroads Real Estate for 145 million euros, as part of its European growth strategy. The operation is fully supported by the majority shareholders of easyHotel, ICAMAP and Ivanhoé Cambridge.

The acquisition includes three hotels in Amsterdam, two in The Hague and properties in Rotterdam, Maastricht and Brussels, adding an additional 793 rooms to easyHotel’s European capacity.

The multi-disciplinary, cross-border CMS team was led by Gareth Saynor, including James Crossman and James Clarke (Corporate); Josie Hearnden, Oliver Ellington, Paradis McCall and Sian Moore (Finance) and was supported by lawyers from the firm’s Spanish offices.

Gareth Saynor, CMS Corporate Partner, who led the transaction, said: “We are delighted to have advised easyHotel on this latest transaction and congratulate them on completing a strategically important acquisition. This is a time of significant change in the hospitality industry, and we are proud to be at the forefront of advising hotel customers facing significant market challenges.

“Our leadership role in this deal further demonstrates CMS’s ability to advise on major international transactions from our offices in Sheffield and Manchester.”

Nichola Buchanan, EasyHotel’s Chief Legal Officer, added: “This is a fantastic milestone for the easyHotel Group as we pursue our growth strategy. CMS have been very supportive throughout this complex cross-jurisdictional project. , and it was a pleasure to have them by our side.”

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