Demand outstrips supply by 100% for new homes in Manchester

first_imgHome » News » Land & New Homes » Demand outstrips supply by 100% for new homes in Manchester previous nextLand & New HomesDemand outstrips supply by 100% for new homes in ManchesterMiddlewood Locks development receives over 1000 enquiries.Sheila Manchester24th April 201701,117 Views Demand outstrips supply when it comes to new homes, with the gap growing wider every month. The latest statistic being that over 1,000 sales enquiries have been received from potential buyers of apartments currently under construction at the new Middlewood Locks canal side development just a few minutes’ walk from Manchester’s Central Business District, Spinningfields. “We have been really pleased by the huge level of local interest generated at such an early stage of development just from passers-by and by word of mouth, before our marketing campaign has kicked in,” reported Nicola Wallis, who is in charge of sales and marketing of the apartments. “To cater for the local interest, we have brought forward the opening of the show apartment and marketing suite and had new images produced to give our prospective customers a better idea of what the apartments will look like.”Meeting the popular specCurrently under construction, the first phase of Middlewood Locks will provide (571) one, two and three-bedroom apartments all with either a private garden, terrace, balcony or Juliet balcony, ready to move in to in Spring next year, at prices starting at £150,000. The apartments will be of a high specification throughout, featuring open plan living rooms with full height glazing taking advantage of the spectacular views, fully fitted contemporary kitchens with integrated appliances, and luxury bathrooms. There will also be private, covered parking and bicycle storage and alongside the new apartments will be convenience shopping, a nursery, restaurants and bars, and a gym.Middlewood Locks is a 25-acre landmark development, which will provide a new waterside neighbourhood created around three large basins of the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canals, connecting to the River Irwell and a short distance from the central business district and retail amenities of Manchester city centre. It will provide a total of 2,215 new homes, 900,000sq ft of commercial space including a hotel.Nicola Wallis added, “Our vision is to create the most exciting and vibrant new neighbourhood in the city.  Middlewood Locks will also provide restaurants, bars, deli’s, a convenience store, a gym, a nursery and pop-up events in the beautiful landscaping.  Located within a five-minute walk of the city centre, Middlewood Locks will be a true oasis.” locks middlewood locks development Spinningfields April 24, 2017Sheila ManchesterWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

USA: Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer VBSS Team Trains with Coast Guard Unit

first_img View post tag: Trains Training & Education View post tag: Arleigh View post tag: VBSS View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic Share this article View post tag: coast View post tag: team View post tag: Guardcenter_img June 7, 2011 USA: Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer VBSS Team Trains with Coast Guard Unit A U.S. Coast Guard Advanced Interdiction Team (AIT) participated in training exercises with the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team aboard guided missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87), May 30.The Coast Guard unit, embarked aboard Mason since May, regularly takes part in the ship’s VBSS training, including hand-to-hand combat, tactical maneuvering, physical training, search and seizure, and interviewing suspected pirates.Homeported at the Coast Guard’s Maritime Security Response Team in Chesapeake, Va., the AIT unit’s mission aboard Mason is to assist the ship in counter-piracy boarding operations, piracy investigations, and aid in the training of the ship’s VBSS team. The AIT unit is specially trained in advanced maritime enforcement techniques.Since merging the U.S. Coast Guard with Homeland Security Agency, the Coast Guard has expanded beyond its normal operating area along the U.S. coastline, it now aids the U.S. Navy in counter-piracy and anti-terrorism operations abroad.Mason has seen its share of piracy activity during the last four months; including the boarding of three pirate dhows, the seizure of pirate weapons and paraphernalia, the sinking of an empty pirate skiff, and the prevention of several attacks.According to Coast Guard Lt. Jonathan Laraia , officer in charge of the AIT unit, the combination of his team’s considerable training and expertise, and the VBSS teams in-theater experience is the primary strength of their embarkation aboard Mason.“It’s good to get a different perspective from Sailors here on Mason,” said Laraia. “They share their experiences with us, and we share our expertise with them. We teach and learn from each other, and we are all better off because of it.”“The training that we’ve received from them is top-notch,” said Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Miguel Carino, USS Mason VBSS team leading petty officer. “Their training and experience combined with ours, makes us that much more ready for real-life operations. When you face a real situation, you can never be too ready. It has been a privilege to work with the AIT team.”Although their primary mission is to support counter-piracy, the Coast Guardsmen are fully integrated with Mason’s crew.“We participated in underway replenishments, working parties and helped out any other way we could,” Laraia added. “The Sailors on Mason have been accommodating and welcoming and have really made us feel like part of the crew.” According to USS Mason Command Master Chief Raymond Kemp, force integration and diversity of experience are an important part of the Navy’s mission.“Our VBSS team has seen a lot of action this deployment and have succeeded with flying colors,” said Kemp. “Working with our Coast Guard partners makes us even stronger and more prepared to complete the Navy’s mission on the high seas.”Mason is the flagship of Combined Maritime Forces’ Coalition Task Force (CTF) 151. CTF 151 is a multi-national mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009, to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea.[mappress]Source: navy, June 7, 2011; View post tag: Unit View post tag: Navy View post tag: Destroyer Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer VBSS Team Trains with Coast Guard Unit View post tag: Burke-Classlast_img read more

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley Is Turning A Former Prison Into A Cannabis Grow House

first_imgTalk about a complete 180! A very exciting partnership between reggae star Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and the California cannabis company Ocean Grown Extracts has just been announced, which will allow the entities to repurpose a former prison into a fully operational marijuana facility. The 77,000 square-foot space on the twenty-acre Coalinga, CA property will be used to cultivate, manufacture, and test cannabis products within the state of California.Not only is the new Coalinga facility legal, but it’s also going to be a boon for the local economy. The press release states that 100 new jobs will be created, and will ultimately generate over one million dollars annually in tax revenue. The new cannabis facility has literally brought Coalinga out of debt, as the group paid $4.1 million to purchase the complex from a city that was $3.3 million in debt.In a press release, Damian Marley posits, “Many people have sacrificed so much for the herb over the years who got locked up. If this helps people and it’s used for medicinal purposes and inspires people, it’s a success.” Kelly Dalton, founder of Ocean Grown, adds, “Damian is our perfect partner, who operates with integrity and shares in our belief in the amazing medicinal benefits of the plant. He is honest, humble and always puts quality first. We were honored that he has been involved in every step of our journey.”The two groups are also teaming up to release the Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley Speak Life cannabis vapor pen, with Marley working alongside a PhD chemist from Ocean Grown Extracts to pick only the purest strains for the new pen. The waste-conserving product and more can be found on the Ocean Grown Extracts website.last_img read more

John Prine Shares “My Old Kentucky Home, Goodnight” Cover [Listen]

first_imgAhead of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, iconic singer-songwriter John Prine has shared a cover of Stephen Foster‘s “My Old Kentucky Home, Goodnight”. The ballad is an annual staple at Louisville, KY’s beloved horse racing event, which is played by the University Of Louisville Marching Band as the horses are led into the Post Parade. The song is also regularly played atUniversity of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Murray State University, Eastern Kentucky University, and Western Kentucky University football and basketball games.Prine’s cover of “My Old Kentucky Home, Goodnight” will be released as a limited-edition 7-inch Kentucky blue vinyl, with John’s “Paradise” featuring Tyler Childers on the B-side of the record. Proceeds from the release will benefit the Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center, a non-profit law firm representing coal miners and their families in the Appalachian region.Listen to Prine’s cover of “My Old Kentucky Home, Goodnight” below:John Prine – “My Old Kentucky Home, Goodnight”In other John Prine-related news, the musician recently had to cancel his performance at the 50th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, originally set for Saturday, May 4th. Jazz Fest called upon Elvis Bishop’s Big Fun Trio to take Prine’s slot.“After a routine medical procedure his doctor has advised him he needs to extend his recovery time,” Prine’s management told Jazz Fest organizers.Fans can head here to pre-order John Prine’s forthcoming 7-inch vinyl.last_img read more

Accelerating the Dell EMC Partnership with the ‘New’ Cloudera

first_imgThe platform design paradigm from the early days of Hadoop has been to co-locate compute and storage on the same server, which requires expanding both in tandem as your Hadoop cluster grows. This is an acceptable approach for workloads that need to expand compute and storage simultaneously. But, as Hadoop gained mainstream adoption, enterprises started finding workloads where the need for storage outpaced the need for compute. And now, after a decade of big data, enterprises are finding that historical data sets, though accessed less frequently, still need to be easily accessible. This has brought forth new data architecture concepts, as many enterprises look to deploy solutions with independent scaling of compute and storage, plus the option to leverage object storage (in addition to HDFS storage) for Hadoop.Dell EMC offers leading edge file and native HDFS storage product Dell EMC Isilon and distributed object storage product Dell EMC ECS. Since our partnership with Hortonworks and Cloudera began in 2015, we have been engaged in joint engineering and validation efforts to bring these enterprise shared storage solutions to both Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and Cloudera Data Hub (CDH).These on-going efforts have proven critical in delivering differentiated shared storage solutions that encapsulate the concept of a consolidated data lake that scales data and compute independently, simplifies data management with non-disruptive growth from 10s of TBs to 10s of PBs in a single name space, delivers the flexibility to leverage HDFS and/or object storage, and makes it economical to store all of your data in a single place.A Renewed CommitmentWith the merger of Hortonworks and Cloudera, as well as Cloudera’s new streamlined Quality Assurance Test Suite (QATS) process for certifying both CDH and HDP with hardware vendors, we are excited to announce an accelerated partnership with Cloudera in validating and certifying both CDH and HDP with both Isilon and ECS.“As the Hadoop landscape and storage requirements evolve, we’re excited to partner with Dell EMC to bring to market solutions backed by its leading edge unstructured data storage offerings like Isilon and ECS,” said Nadeem Asghar, VP of Solutions and Partner Engineering at Cloudera. “Dell EMC shares our commitment to ensuring our customers can always stay ahead of industry and technology trends and we look forward to delivering solutions to our customers for years to come.”What Does This Mean For You?This new investment strengthens the Dell EMC and Cloudera partnership allowing us to:Continue to support our existing joint customers on existing and future hardware and software releases.Bring shared storage model at scale with innovative and fully validated end-to-end platforms to support the growing Hadoop ecosystem.Today, Dell EMC Isilon has been validated with HDP 3.1 and CDH 5.14. These solutions are supported by Dell EMC and Cloudera and will continue to be supported, via a joint support process. This process involves triaging the issue with the Hadoop solution, regardless of where it was discovered, and directing the issue to appropriate teams.Over the course of next few months, we are contracted to work jointly with Cloudera to get Isilon certified through QATS as the primary HDFS store for both CDH (version 6.3.1) and HDP (version 3.1). In the same timeframe, we also plan to get Dell ECS certified through QATS as the S3 object store for both CDH and HDP. What’s Next?Beyond this, we plan to launch new joint Hadoop Tiered Storage solutions that enable customers to use Direct Attached Storage (DAS) for hot data and Shared HDFS Storage for warm/cold data within the same logical Hadoop cluster, simultaneously delivering extreme performance and economic scaling. We are also working closely with Cloudera product teams to align the Dell EMC Isilon and ECS product roadmaps with Cloudera’s product strategy for Cloudera Data Platform (CDP), the new Hadoop distribution that combines the best of breed components from both CDH and HDP.Finally, Isilon’s capability as a data lake that can manage data for several Hadoop distributions simultaneously enables us to offer phased migration services from CDH or HDP to CDP. This simplifies the process and significantly minimizes business risk in migrating to the new Hadoop distribution. At Dell EMC, we plan to launch these migration services as CDP becomes available for on-prem deployment.You can find more information about Data Analytics and Hadoop solutions built using Isilon here and Apache Spark on Isilon here. For the technically inclined, you can find technical details on Hadoop with Isilon here. If you have questions or feedback on Dell EMC’s offerings in Hadoop, please reach out to your local Dell EMC account executive.last_img read more

Washington Post’s Marty Baron says he’s retiring next month

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Marty Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post and one of the nation’s top journalists, says he will retire at the end of February. He’s led the Post since 2012 as it has seen a resurgence with explosive growth as a digital presence. In a note to staff, Baron noted a series of “epic” stories he has worked on as leaders of newsrooms at the Post, Boston Globe and Miami Herald and said at the age of 66, he feels “ready to move on.” His portrayal in the Academy Award-winning movie “Spotlight” about the Globe’s investigation of the Catholic Church made Baron known to a wider audience.last_img read more

TAG NEW MEDIA Recognized for Two Prestigious Interactive Media Awards

first_imgThe Horizon Interactive Awards, a leading international interactive media awards competition, announced the 2004 award winners. The annual competition recognizes excellence in interactive media production among firms, individuals and in-house multi-media departments.Tag New Media was recognized for their excellence in interactive media production with two Silver awards in the Flash™ Category for their latest Rossignol microsites. The microsites for Rossignol’s new Zenith skis and Soft®Light boots can be viewed at is external).Tag New Media (TNM) is a Web design and development studio based in Burlington, Vermont. Since 1996, TNM has focused on delivering value to their clients through thoughtfully conceived and appropriate interactive design and technology solutions – solutions that address core business objectives.”Once again, Tag New Media has done outstanding work for our brand on a global level. Though being honored by the Horizon Interactive Award for our Zenith and our Soft®Light minisites is wonderful, more importantly,” said Jeanne-Marie Gand, V.P. Communications & Advertising at Rossignol, “we feel that those minisites are actually delivering informed consumers to the stores who will be positively influenced to buy our products.”last_img read more

Peruvian Government Promotes Quality-of-Life Improvements for Populations in Drug Trafficking Zones

first_imgBy Pedro Hurtado Cánepa/Diálogo August 30, 2016 The Peruvian Government has initiated a set of actions geared towards improving the quality of life for families that are located in areas where illegal coca leaf cultivation, drug trafficking, and terrorism are found. These actions are part of the Intervention Program for the Valley of the Apurímac, Ene and Mantaro Rivers Region (VRAEM, for its Spanish acronym), which is a government program aimed at combating poverty, inequality, drug trafficking, and terrorism. The Andean departments of Ayacucho, Huancavelica, Cusco, and Junín – cities whose common denominator is extreme levels of poverty – will be the beneficiaries of these actions. According to the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI, Spanish acronym), these levels of poverty continue to be present in Huancavelica (70 to 77 percent), Ayacucho (53 to 57 percent), Cusco (37 to 45 percent), and Junín (30 to 36 percent). In the Andean nation, people who live in homes where the per capita income is insufficient to obtaining food and basic necessities are considered poor. The basic monthly food basket costs approximately $90. The main actions being carried out in these cities within the framework of the Multidimensional Security Strategy are technical training days, applied research, technological innovation, and the acquisition of ground platforms for development. The institutions responsible for carrying out these actions are the Joint Command of the Armed Forces (CCFFAA, for its Spanish acronym) and the National Office of Interior Government (ONAGI, for its Spanish acronym), which belongs to the Ministry of the Interior. “We are on track to pacify the VRAEM. Not only have we been able to neutralize the terrorists, but we have also worked hard to combat drug trafficking, to strengthen the presence of the State, and to bring productive development to historically abandoned areas. This is a topic that should transcend time to achieve a sustainable result,” said the Chief of the Joint Command of the Armed Forces, Admiral Jorge Moscoso Flores. Commander Moscoso stressed the importance of having a strategic alliance with an institution like ONAGI, which participates in Traveling Social Action Platform (PIAS, for its Spanish acronym) activities in the Amazon region and provides constant support during humanitarian aid days carried out by the Joint Command. For Liz Alata Ramos, ONAGI National Chief until July 2016, a priority for the Central Government is improving the quality of life for remote communities, as well as strengthening deliveries of social aid to families in vulnerable situations and extreme poverty. “Through these agreements, ONAGI will be able to bring consistent social aid, goods and equipment to schools located in the VRAEM area,” said Alata. ONAGI’s mission is to ensure the State’s presence throughout Peruvian territory and must follow up on the execution of national policy, on domestic law enforcement, and on the maintenance of social order. Follow up and control To make sure these actions are carried out, Congress members that comprise the Budget and General Account Committee agreed to create working groups that will be in charge of verifying the execution of the development projects to be implemented in the VRAEM. “These working groups will develop a series of functions to monitor the safety and development of the population in this region of the country,” said Cecilia Chacón, president of the working group and leader of the opposition party Fuerza Popular. Significant numbers The Coca Crop Monitoring Survey drafted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reported that, as of December 2015, there were 40,300 hectares of coca crops, while in December 2014, there were 42,900 hectares. The two areas with the highest coca leaf production were the VRAEM (18,333 hectares) and La Convención province in Cusco (10,454 hectares). According to the report, dry coca leaves were, on average, priced at US$ 3.9 per kg in 2015, a decrease of 9.3 percent over 2014 ($4.3 per kg). In the VRAEM, the price was $3.2 per kg, which was 13.5 percent lower than the previous year. This decrease was the result of a higher supply of coca leaves as well as control efforts. Cocaine paste and cocaine hydrochloride were valued at $745 per kg (-11.6 percent) and $1,133 per kg (-3.8 percent), respectively. This drop is tied to purity levels of both cocaine-derived products sold in centers of consumption.last_img read more

BLOG: Without Governor Wolf’s Budget, PA Faces Uncertain Economic Future

first_img By: Sophie Stone, Deputy Press Secretary Budget News,  Jobs That Pay,  The Blog There are two paths we can take in considering Pennsylvania’s economic future.We can work with the private sector to make targeted investments in job creation or we can continue down a path of financial devastation caused by budget gimmickry that will result in a $2.3 billion deficit that will stifle economic growth in Pennsylvania. Governor Wolf has worked with businesses across Pennsylvania to help them grow and thrive, but inaction by the legislature has left us with a ballooning deficit.If we build on the bipartisan budget agreement and work to eliminate the deficit, get Pennsylvania back on track and work with businesses to drive economic growth in Pennsylvania. If we fail to honestly address our deficit, we will see skyrocketing property taxes and a diminished economic environment.FAILURE TO ACTProperty Tax IncreasesIf we do not act to eliminate our deficit, nearly three-quarters of Pennsylvania homeowners will see their already-too-high property taxes skyrocket even further. Property taxes will continue to increase for businesses, choking economic growth.Lost JobsIf we are unable to fix our deficit, key partnerships between the public and private sectors could be cut or eliminated. Funding cuts could be seen for the PA First Program, the WEDNet Program, the Ben Franklin Technology Partners, and the Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance program.Elimination of Services for Local GovernmentsIf we do not address the deficit, services that help municipalities could be cut. A cut in funding to the Center for Local Government Service and the Keystone Communities program would affect small town business development.CHOOSING A RESPONSIBLE PATHInvesting in Proven Job Creation ProgramsSince his inauguration, Governor Wolf has made “Jobs that Pay” a priority in Pennsylvania. The 2016-17 Budget continues to focus on policies and investments that foster the creation of good-paying jobs, encourage partnerships among business and our education system, and lead to a strong economy.Successful economic development requires partnerships between the public and private sectors. The 2016-17 Budget:Provides an increase of $11 million to PA First for a total of $45 million, estimated to create at least 11,000 jobs, retain 40,000 jobs, and leverage $1.9 billion in private sector investmentProvides $15 million for The Keystone Communities programProvides $30 million to Infrastructure and Facilities Improvement ProgramProvides $798,000 to help prevent base realignment and closure actions by the federal governmentReallocates $125 million in existing Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) resources to recapitalize Business in Our Sites.Making Work Pay: Increasing the Minimum WagePennsylvanians who work full time at the minimum wage earn $15,080 annually, leaving them below the poverty level for a family of four and unable to afford basic necessities. The current minimum wage of $7.25 purchases about one-quarter less than the minimum wage did in 1968, although low-wage workers now are better educated and more skilled.The 2016-17 Budget proposes to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.15 per hour, while tying it to inflation to maintain its purchasing power over time. A minimum wage increase to $10.15 per hour supports local businesses, creates new jobs, and would boost state revenue by roughly $60 million annually.Training Pennsylvania’s Workforce for Jobs That PayThe federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) seeks to strategically align workforce development programs and match employers with qualified skilled workers.To complement the provisions in the proposed WIOA State Plan, this budget will provide:$11.6 million to Pennsylvania Industry Partnerships program to enable workers to earn industry-recognized credentials and move up into better jobs,A $2 million increase for vocational rehabilitation programs that help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain and maintain employment, andA $12 million to continue an initiative that combines the knowledge and experience of the state’s Industrial Resource Centers with the technological advances of our higher education sector through The IRC Manufacturing Initiative. BLOG: Without Governor Wolf’s Budget, PA Faces Uncertain Economic Future February 11, 2016center_img You can find updates and behind-the-scenes content on the 2016-2017 budget announcement on our Facebook and Twitter all this week.Read more posts about Governor Wolf’s 2016-17 budget.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Cougars Battle Yellowjackets & Knights In Middle School CC

first_imgThe North Decatur Middle School Boys Cross Country meet vs. Morristown and St. Mary’s was a great meet. Although we did not have enough runners to compete as a team all the boys placed well and all set new personal records.Mason Burkhart placed 3rd with a PR of 13:12. Hunter Lowe placed 8th with a PR of 14:00. Kamron Benson placed 9th with a PR of 14:05.The Girls Cross Country meet versus Morristown and St. Mary’s was a great meet. We did not have enough runners to place as a team, but we did have personal records set by all athletes. Madi Allen placed 2nd with a PR of 13:22. Kara Lowe placed 11th with a PR of 16:45. Kendall Hostkoetter placed 12th with a PR of 16:54. Cecilia Barber placed 21st with a PR of 20:23.  Courtesy of Chargers Coach Scott Morris.last_img read more