Benefit works – Slimming Pills Review http://slimmingpillsreview.com/ Wed, 18 May 2022 01:23:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://slimmingpillsreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-120x120.png Benefit works – Slimming Pills Review http://slimmingpillsreview.com/ 32 32 Elkton is looking to bring an event pavilion to its town center https://slimmingpillsreview.com/elkton-is-looking-to-bring-an-event-pavilion-to-its-town-center/ Wed, 18 May 2022 01:04:00 +0000 https://slimmingpillsreview.com/elkton-is-looking-to-bring-an-event-pavilion-to-its-town-center/ ELKTON, Va. (WHSV) — It was a busy night for Elkton City Council on Monday. Council members reviewed the city’s proposed budget for 2023 and took the first step to renovating a property purchased downtown. The city previously purchased a two-acre property across from City Hall and considered how best to use it. At Monday’s […]]]>

ELKTON, Va. (WHSV) — It was a busy night for Elkton City Council on Monday. Council members reviewed the city’s proposed budget for 2023 and took the first step to renovating a property purchased downtown.

The city previously purchased a two-acre property across from City Hall and considered how best to use it.

At Monday’s meeting, council made the decision to work with Mather Architects in Harrisonburg to begin design work on the project.

“The initial plan is for a market pavilion in the city center, but we also hope to leave plenty of green space for future projects to come to fruition. Whether it’s playgrounds, other pavilions, restrooms and things like that that help add to the amenities of the town,” said Elkton Mayor Josh Gooden.

The objective is for the pavilion to become the event center of the city.

“It would be a focal point for our downtown community to hold events and just different things that happen throughout the year. There are existing annual festivals that could use the space as well as new events that we have been discussing,” Gooden said.

Gooden said the council hopes to have a final site plan for the property by the fall to begin work on it.

The council also reviewed the city’s proposed $11.3 million budget for fiscal year 2023.

The budget includes two notable projects using some of the US City Bailout Act funds, one of which is a stormwater management project on West Spotswood Avenue that would directly benefit the lodge.

“If there’s a heavy rainstorm, it’s like a river flowing towards the city center and every once in a while some businesses may have water coming in their doorways. It’s just something we had to sort out, but with the high price tag, it’s just been discontinued for decades,” Gooden said.

The city will also consider using American Rescue Plan Act funds to move its police department above the city’s public works shop.

Copyright 2022 WHSV. All rights reserved.

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Critics should look at positive changes at the village level, says Hasina https://slimmingpillsreview.com/critics-should-look-at-positive-changes-at-the-village-level-says-hasina/ Mon, 16 May 2022 09:10:17 +0000 https://slimmingpillsreview.com/critics-should-look-at-positive-changes-at-the-village-level-says-hasina/ “The government has ensured that electricity reaches every home and has implemented several ‘mega projects’ for the development of Bangladesh. People will definitely benefit from these projects,” Hasina said while addressing the “Second National SDG Implementation Review Conference” via video conference on Monday. “There are people who criticize government spending. But they never focus on […]]]>

“The government has ensured that electricity reaches every home and has implemented several ‘mega projects’ for the development of Bangladesh. People will definitely benefit from these projects,” Hasina said while addressing the “Second National SDG Implementation Review Conference” via video conference on Monday.

“There are people who criticize government spending. But they never focus on the outcome of the project – how it will benefit people, how it will enrich the national economy, propel development growth and bring positive changes in people’s lives. It’s really unfortunate.”

The Prime Minister urged his critics to take a look at the rural areas to see the positive changes and not to denigrate the government while staying in the capital.

She underscored the need to develop connectivity and communication systems, saying this will strengthen the system of movement of goods and people and propel the national economy. Even root-level producers will be able to market their products easily.

“It will strengthen the economy, reduce poverty and benefit marginalized people.”

Hasina said his government supported freedom of expression in Bangladesh by “opening up” radio and television to the private sector in 1996.

“Now everyone can speak and participate in talk shows. There are also people who speak out and then claim they have been silenced. But no one is going to gag you or strangle you. You can express your opinion, whatever it is.

The Awami League government aims to “bring about positive changes in the lives of working people”, said Sheikh Hasina.

“And that’s why we’ve implemented these SDG projects that suit us.”

She thanked those responsible for organizing the national conference and suggested that government and the private sector work in partnership. The government will provide all necessary assistance, she assured.

“We will provide political assistance and funding for the implementation of SDG projects, but stakeholders must use their funds and prevent misuse. Furthermore, they must take effective initiatives to implement international commitments,” she said.

The SDG targets can be achieved before 2030 if everyone works together, the Prime Minister has said. She highlighted her government’s initiatives for the development of Bangladesh, adding that they strive to realize Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s dream of creating a golden Bangladesh free of hunger and poverty.

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Alabama musicians will ‘play for peace’ and raise money to help Ukraine https://slimmingpillsreview.com/alabama-musicians-will-play-for-peace-and-raise-money-to-help-ukraine/ Sat, 14 May 2022 17:14:00 +0000 https://slimmingpillsreview.com/alabama-musicians-will-play-for-peace-and-raise-money-to-help-ukraine/ Musicians from the Alabama Symphony Orchestra will raise money for Ukraine relief at a Sunday concert in Birmingham. “Play for Peace,” a performance featuring members of the symphony orchestra’s brass and percussion sections, is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Samford University’s Brock Recital Hall, 880 Montague Drive. Other Alabama brass will also perform at the […]]]>

Musicians from the Alabama Symphony Orchestra will raise money for Ukraine relief at a Sunday concert in Birmingham.

“Play for Peace,” a performance featuring members of the symphony orchestra’s brass and percussion sections, is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Samford University’s Brock Recital Hall, 880 Montague Drive. Other Alabama brass will also perform at the event. The musical director of the symphony, Carlos Izcaray, will conduct the ensemble.

Free entry. Donations at the concert will benefit Global Giving’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund. The charity’s fund, which has raised more than $39 million to date, provides “shelter, food and clean water for refugees, health and psychosocial support, access to education and economic aid, etc.”, according to its website.

“As we all watch from afar the horrors that the people of Ukraine are currently facing, one underlying thread becomes ever clearer, and that is the effect music can have on a population,” the authors said. organizers via a press release. “As Ukrainians huddle in makeshift bomb shelters, videos of people playing music have spread across the world, as musicians strive to lighten the heart and lift the spirits of their compatriots.

“We, the musicians of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, hope our performance will raise funds to bring some relief to Ukraine. … With ‘Play for Peace,’ we are sending a message of unity and harmony to the people of Ukraine as we all hope and pray for peace in their country.”

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, launching what is widely considered the largest mobilization of forces in Europe since 1945. The Russo-Ukrainian war has devastated several Ukrainian cities and caused a humanitarian crisis. More than 6 million people have fled Ukraine since the start of the war, according to an Associated Press report citing recent figures from the UN refugee agency.

Sunday’s concert will feature works by Gabrieli, Reynolds, Mussorgsky, Bruckner and other composers.

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Clark County Receives Three National Counties Association Achievement Awards https://slimmingpillsreview.com/clark-county-receives-three-national-counties-association-achievement-awards/ Thu, 12 May 2022 00:22:06 +0000 https://slimmingpillsreview.com/clark-county-receives-three-national-counties-association-achievement-awards/ Clark County received three awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo) as part of its 2022 Achievement Awards. The Department of Environment and Sustainability (DES) won two awards: a Best in Category Award for County Administration and Management for the Online Mineral Processing Tool for Air Quality Permits and an Achievement Award in County […]]]>

Clark County received three awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo) as part of its 2022 Achievement Awards. The Department of Environment and Sustainability (DES) won two awards: a Best in Category Award for County Administration and Management for the Online Mineral Processing Tool for Air Quality Permits and an Achievement Award in County Resiliency for the All-In Clark County: Sustainability and Climate Action Plan for County Operations. Additionally, the Clark County Registrar’s Office won an Excellence in Information Technology Award for the Registration Notification Service (RNS) application it developed.

“Clark County employees are some of the best and brightest in our community,” said County Executive Yolanda King. “Their work ethic and dedication to daily service to residents and visitors to Southern Nevada is truly unparalleled. I am proud of their accomplishments and happy to see that they have received national recognition for their efforts.

Founded in 1935 and based in Washington, DC, the National Association of Counties (NACo) represents the 3,069 US county governments. Its Annual Achievement Awards have been presented annually since 1970.

About award-winning programs

Program:
Online Mineral Processing Tool for Air Quality Permitting (Best in Class Winner)
Category: County administration and management
Department: Environment and sustainability
The DES Air Quality Division has developed its online Mineral Processing Tool for Air Quality Permits to reduce the time and effort associated with preparing and processing applications while respecting county submission standards. By switching to an online application tool that automates very complex calculations, DES is able to save applicants and staff time and use their resources more efficiently.

Program: All-In Clark County: Sustainability and Climate Action Plan for County Operations
Category: County Resilience
Department: Environment and sustainability


Clark County Receives Three National Association of Counties Awards, Continued.

Developed by DES’s Office of Sustainability, the All-In Clark County initiative strives to create a sustainable and resilient community for today and the future. The Sustainability and Climate Action Plan is a roadmap for increasing the sustainability of the county’s internal operations and also illustrates the county’s commitment to addressing the risks and impacts of climate change while leading the south of the Nevada towards a sustainable and resilient future.

“These two programs exemplify the talent, dedication and ingenuity of DES staff to take on a very complex challenge and develop long-term solutions that will benefit the community in the future,” said DES Director Marci Henson. “It’s truly an honor to see the people who worked on these projects being recognized for their efforts.”

Program: The Registration Notification Service (RNS)
Category: Computer science
Department: Recorder’s desk
Created by the Clark County Recorder’s Office, Information Technology Unit, the Recording Notification Service (RNS) application allows citizens to monitor if and when documents are recorded on a specific property. It is a cost-effective and user-friendly application for maintaining property records as well as detecting fraudulent activity.

“Right now Las Vegas is in growth mode and the Recorder’s Office is processing over a million public records a year,” said Debbie Conway, Clark County Recorder. “RNS is a tool designed to notify subscribers whenever a document is saved with a monitored name or package number. This service will be extremely beneficial to everyone who enrolls in the program. Participants will be notified if anything has been registered against their property so they can follow up as soon as possible. Many people don’t find out that a lien has been placed on their property until they sell it because they aren’t in the habit of checking their property records.

The best-in-class winners will be celebrated at the NACo Awards of Excellence Luncheon on July 23 at the NACo Annual Conference and Expo in Adams County, Colorado.

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About the Department of Environment and Sustainable Development
The Department of Environment and Sustainability is the air pollution control agency, regional Endangered Species Act compliance program, and office of sustainability for the entire Clark County, Nevada. Created as the Department of Air Quality by the Clark County Commission in 2001, it was renamed in 2020 and has three divisions: Air Quality, Desert Conservation Program, and Office of Sustainability. Through these three divisions, DES ensures the air we share meets sound regulatory standards, administers the county’s multi-species habitat conservation plan, and addresses climate change through the initiative. All-In Clark County.

About the Registrar’s Office
The Clark County Recorder’s Office serves the cities of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Laughlin, Mesquite, and other unincorporated areas of Clark County. The Archivist’s office records over one million documents a year, including land records, finance documents, mining records, military discharge papers, and various liens and lien releases. The Archivist’s Office provides for the subsequent retrieval of records for public viewing and provides copies and certified copies of all records. The office is also responsible for collecting registration fees and property transfer taxes.

Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing superior service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the 11th largest county in the nation and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors per year (2019). Included are the 9th busiest airport in the nation, air quality compliance, social services, and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million people in the unincorporated area. These include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.

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Company set to buy McColl’s asked to take over staff pensions https://slimmingpillsreview.com/company-set-to-buy-mccolls-asked-to-take-over-staff-pensions/ Sun, 08 May 2022 16:17:15 +0000 https://slimmingpillsreview.com/company-set-to-buy-mccolls-asked-to-take-over-staff-pensions/ Person carrying a McColl’s branded bag Staff at the McColl’s convenience store chain must have their pensions protected after the company changes hands, pension trustees say. EG Group, founded by billionaire brothers Mohsin and Zuber Issa, is expected to take over McColl’s on Monday. However, the insolvency process can be derailed at the last minute. […]]]>

Person carrying a McColl’s branded bag

Staff at the McColl’s convenience store chain must have their pensions protected after the company changes hands, pension trustees say.

EG Group, founded by billionaire brothers Mohsin and Zuber Issa, is expected to take over McColl’s on Monday.

However, the insolvency process can be derailed at the last minute.

Supermarket chain Morrisons has renewed its offer for the chain, according to Sky News.

Morrisons, which already works in partnership with McColl’s, saw its initial offer to take over the chain rejected on Friday. This triggered the insolvency proceedings, which are due to take place in court on Monday morning.

However, Sky News suggests the stage could be set for a last-minute bidding war for control of the channel following Morrisons’ new bid.

Both McColl’s and Morrisons declined to comment. But that could leave the owners of two of the UK’s biggest grocers fighting over the struggling business.

While the question of McColl’s ownership remains open, concerns have been raised about the future of its defined benefit pension plans.

Morrisons said his initial offer to take over McColl’s on Friday would have fully protected his retirees.

But the trustees fear that the insolvency process, if it were to go ahead, could lead to the elimination of pension commitments.

Trustrees wrote to the Issa brothers on Saturday expressing their concerns and urging them to “do the decent thing” by honoring the chain’s pension commitments.

They also called on Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng to intervene.

The pension plans in question were relatively small and maintaining them would be “clearly manageable for the current business, or whoever acquires it,” the administrators said.

However, scrapping the plans would represent “a serious breach of pension promises made to staff who have served the company loyally for many years,” the directors wrote.

McColl’s employs about 16,000 people in the chain of 1,100 convenience stores, but only about 2,000 fall under the two defined benefit pension plans that are at risk.

The convenience store industry as a whole has done relatively well during the pandemic as people shopped closer to home.

However, McColl’s ran into difficulties as it tried to update the range of food products it sold, a process made more difficult by Covid-related supply chain issues.

EG Group already owns thousands of service stations, including forecourt stores and other convenience stores in the UK, Ireland, Europe, Australia and the US and is expected to retain McColl sites and staff .

However, usually after such an insolvency, the new owners do not take on pension liabilities.

The directors said that since the EG Group claims to be a “good corporate citizen”, they should consider taking responsibility for the projects.

If the new owners abandon the pension plans, it will fall to the industry-funded Pension Protection Fund (PFF) to ensure members are compensated.

The PFF said that if the schemes were transferred to them, members who had reached their scheme’s normal retirement age would still receive the same amount of compensation as the pension they were receiving from their scheme at the time of transfer. insolvency. Members who had not yet received their pension would receive 90% of what they could have expected.

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Wilson Sonsini advises Untamed Planet on a $24.3 million fundraising and partnership with Animoca Brands for NFT Games https://slimmingpillsreview.com/wilson-sonsini-advises-untamed-planet-on-a-24-3-million-fundraising-and-partnership-with-animoca-brands-for-nft-games/ Sat, 07 May 2022 00:27:06 +0000 https://slimmingpillsreview.com/wilson-sonsini-advises-untamed-planet-on-a-24-3-million-fundraising-and-partnership-with-animoca-brands-for-nft-games/ On May 5, 2022, Untamed Planet announced that it had raised $24.3 million to create immersive 3D nature games that use metaverse concepts and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Animoca Brands led the investment and will support the development of the Untamed Metaverse game with Animoca subsidiary Nway. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati advised Untamed Planet on […]]]>

On May 5, 2022, Untamed Planet announced that it had raised $24.3 million to create immersive 3D nature games that use metaverse concepts and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Animoca Brands led the investment and will support the development of the Untamed Metaverse game with Animoca subsidiary Nway. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati advised Untamed Planet on the transaction.

Untamed Planet is an immersive 3D experience in which players will be able to explore a digital twin of the world’s most stunning wild landscapes, participate in quests, collect NFT assets and form communities passionate about protecting nature, which will directly benefit to nature conservation efforts in the real world. Animoca Brands is an investor in metaverse and NFT games with over 200 blockchain-related investments, including Axie Infinity, OpenSea, Dapper Labs (NBA Top Shot), and Yield Guild Games.

As part of this partnership, Untamed Planet and Animoca Brands will develop and publish Untamed Metaverse, an upcoming game to benefit nature conservation efforts. Untamed Planet’s primary conservation partner is WildArk, a registered non-profit organization that works with dozens of other organizations around the world to support community-led conservation efforts and secure space for wildlife and the biodiversity.

The Wilson Sonsini team that advised Untamed Planet on the transaction includes Jonathan Chan, Rich Mullen, Becki DeGraw, Kevin Dong, Chris Paniewski, Scott McKinney, Rob Rosenblum, Amy Caiazza and Matty Gallas.

For more information, please see Animoca Brands’ press release or Venture Beat’s coverage of the transaction.

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How AFC Bournemouth’s return to the Premier League will benefit the region https://slimmingpillsreview.com/how-afc-bournemouths-return-to-the-premier-league-will-benefit-the-region/ Thu, 05 May 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://slimmingpillsreview.com/how-afc-bournemouths-return-to-the-premier-league-will-benefit-the-region/ BOURNEMOUTH are set for a ‘massive’ boost with the Cherries’ return to the Premier League. The team’s second stint in English football’s top flight will bring an influx of money as well as exposure to a potential TV audience in the billions. Adam Tovey, valuation director at shirt sponsor MSP Capital and a long-time Cherries […]]]>

BOURNEMOUTH are set for a ‘massive’ boost with the Cherries’ return to the Premier League.

The team’s second stint in English football’s top flight will bring an influx of money as well as exposure to a potential TV audience in the billions.

Adam Tovey, valuation director at shirt sponsor MSP Capital and a long-time Cherries fan, said: “Everyone at MSP Capital has supported the team all season, wishing them well on the pitch.

“Returning to the top flight is not only great news for the Cherries, but the feel-good factor and support from visitors from other top clubs will also be a huge boost to Bournemouth’s economy. ”

Neville Koopowitz, managing director of Vitality, after whom the club’s stadium is named, said: “As a long-time supporter and partner of AFC Bournemouth, we have been absolutely delighted to see the club promoted to the Premier League.

“A team playing at this level will further foster the strong community that exists in the town, attract more interest and investment in the area, as well as seeing more people travel to Bournemouth to see some of the best football played in the country.”

Ian Girling, chief executive of the Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said: “I remember the incredible boost it gave the whole region when they first entered the Premier League and I can see that it will undoubtedly happen again. The club has a very strong track record within the business community and has made us all so proud. Congratulations to AFC Bournemouth, that’s great news.

Amy Spreadbury, who was sales director at Village Hotels before and after the Cherries’ first spell in the Premier League, now works in economic development at BCP Capital.

She said the promotion meant increased awareness of the city worldwide, greater demand for accommodation and hospitality from visiting teams, more merchandise sales and more staff at the club and in the associated companies.

There was also “the feel-good factor, which is immeasurable”.

Cllr Phil Broadhead, deputy leader of the BCP Council, said: “We saw the first time they were promoted the almost immediate effect their rise had not just on Bournemouth but on the whole region.

“Instantly, the city’s name recognition was catapulted. People and businesses around the world suddenly knew who we were and where we were. And it has had a huge and lasting impact on investment in the region.

Kevin Forbes, partner at Westbourne-based financial adviser Strategic Solutions, which sponsors the club’s under-18 academy, goal of the month and community projects, said: “As supporters and sponsors of long date of the AFCB, all of us at Strategic Solutions here congratulate Scott and all the boys and girls involved in promotion to the Premier League.

“As academy sponsors, we were also thrilled when so many of the guys we’ve followed and supported over the years not only had a playing opportunity, but grabbed it with both hands this season.

“Bournemouth’s return to the biggest league in the world is a boost for everyone and will no doubt once again bring much needed business and income to many local businesses as the team have put us firmly back on the global map. Exactly what the doctor ordered after a tough few years for so many people. The atmosphere of the game showed how much it means to so many people.

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Putting the fun into fundraising | Discover https://slimmingpillsreview.com/putting-the-fun-into-fundraising-discover/ Tue, 03 May 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://slimmingpillsreview.com/putting-the-fun-into-fundraising-discover/ Golf tournaments are a great way to benefit a good cause Want to raise money for a good cause? According to Brian Mohr, Director of Golf at Spencer Municipal Golf Course, a fundraising golf tournament might be just the thing for your cause and your community. “Golf is a great way to fundraise. Events like […]]]>

Golf tournaments are a great way to benefit a good cause

Want to raise money for a good cause?

According to Brian Mohr, Director of Golf at Spencer Municipal Golf Course, a fundraising golf tournament might be just the thing for your cause and your community.

“Golf is a great way to fundraise. Events like this are always very crowded,” Mohr said. “People appreciate that because you know you’re going to spend like five hours with your friends having a good time. We seem to add a new one every year.

A good example is one of the most recent events on the Spencer Municipal Golf Course calendar. Spencer’s Servpro decided to do something to benefit first responders in the area.

“I guess Servpro had done it nationally before, but they kicked off the event here,” Mohr said. “The way it worked was they offered sponsorship opportunities to their vendors to help offset cart fees and game fees for first responders who wanted to sign up.

“They ended up having it where the first responders played for free,” he said. Then there were different flag donations and prizes and stuff like that.

“Last year was actually a bad day because it rained, but we got it and they did well and everyone still had a good time,” he said.

While this particular tournament has benefited first responders, the course will work with anyone who has a cause and wants to start an event.

“The way it usually works is someone has an idea for a fundraiser and they contact me and I can share whatever information I have with them,” Mohr said. “I kind of give them an idea of ​​what has worked well in the past and what hasn’t necessarily worked as well. Last year we probably had about four events similar to the first responder event.

Spencer Municipal Golf Course develops bids for such events, with green fees and cart fees pro-rated based on the number of attendees the event might attract.

“We charge a certain amount, but these are reduced rates. If you can get about 100 people to attend, the rates end up being very low,” Mohr said. “Most of them involve some kind of sponsors. There may be prizes or raffles. Some do and some don’t. Once the group decides to hold the event, we go through go over the setup with them and after that it’s up to them to gather sponsors and do whatever else they want to do. I don’t have much to do with any of that. It’s none of my business to know how much they raise, but it’s kind of fun to hear about it and know that they’ve done a lot for a good cause.

Mohr said the Spencer Course’s 18-hole layout is large enough to accommodate a large fundraiser and the golf course is still open to regular customers on the same day.

“Depending on the size of the group, we can normally open it or reopen it quickly,” he said. “We had quite a large group. I guess we had up to about 180 people for a fundraiser.

Mohr said it’s fun to help out with fundraising tournaments. He mentioned the Jasen Petersen Memorial Tournament, which started last year and raises scholarship funds for seniors at Spencer High School. He also highlighted the Special Olympics tournament and the one hosted by the Spencer Jaycees.

“The Special Olympics has been going on for 13 or 14 years and involves many Special Olympics athletes in the region. The way we work is a volunteer pair with one of the Special Olympics athletes in a two-person team. We then have lunch and an awards ceremony. It’s a lot of fun,” he said. “The Jaycees have one they call their triathlon. They play nine holes of golf, then they play cornhole, then they play darts. The score of these three people added together determines the winner and the proceeds go to all the different causes they support.

All the time and preparation that goes into it pays off when the organizers see the fun that can be had and the good that can be done.

“It’s still a lot of work for people to put it on, but I would definitely recommend it,” Mohr said. “It’s just a great environment for this kind of event.”

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Brighton and Hove News » Are developers deliberately delaying home construction to benefit from rising prices? https://slimmingpillsreview.com/brighton-and-hove-news-are-developers-deliberately-delaying-home-construction-to-benefit-from-rising-prices/ Sun, 01 May 2022 19:06:00 +0000 https://slimmingpillsreview.com/brighton-and-hove-news-are-developers-deliberately-delaying-home-construction-to-benefit-from-rising-prices/ For many years in this country property developers have been accused of land hoarding – the practice of deliberately delaying the construction of properties with planning permission so that prices will be higher when they end, which generates more profits. Michael Gove, the Secretary of State responsible for housing, who understands the responsibility of meeting […]]]>

For many years in this country property developers have been accused of land hoarding – the practice of deliberately delaying the construction of properties with planning permission so that prices will be higher when they end, which generates more profits.

Michael Gove, the Secretary of State responsible for housing, who understands the responsibility of meeting the government’s target of 300,000 new homes a year, thinks so.

And the government has talked about a tax on developers who leave plots undeveloped, or even a “use it or lose it” law.

Meanwhile, the developers claim that this is all a myth and no such practice even exists.

So, does it exist or not? And if so, in an era of near-unprecedented house price inflation, are developers making huge extra profits as a result?

First, it should be explained that there are distinct types of developers – and two distinct types of development sites.

Most readers are familiar with the major home builders that dominate the market – Barratt, Persimmon, Bellway, etc.

These companies have multi-billion pound turnovers and build thousands of houses and flats each year – mostly on the edge of settlements, often on farmland or even green belt land.

They contrast sharply with the large number of independent property developers, each building a relative handful of new homes each year, focusing on smaller urban sites.

For us small developers, building mostly on urban land, I can say categorically that the land bank simply does not exist.

In fact, one of our main goals is to build and sell the development as quickly as possible – for many reasons.

Urban land, as discussed in a previous article on viability, comes at a high price. This means that we have money invested and a lot of interest increases all the time that we have an unfinished development, from day one.

We can’t afford to sit on it – and in most cases our bank loans have target dates that we need to meet to start construction and sell the finished units.

Investors want to see action and the longer we have a site, the more likely something bad will happen – Brexit delay, a pandemic, a war.

Things we never expected can and do happen – and no one knows what could trigger a recession. The longer we take, the greater the risk.

So, are big developers deliberately hoarding land? Yes and no. Most large companies that sell products have contracts with suppliers for years to come.

Whether it’s supermarkets buying food or automakers buying raw materials, these companies need to secure their supply chain.

For developers, the basic raw material is land – with building permits. Barratt has 6,500 employees and built more than 17,000 homes last year.

It requires a lot of land in the supply chain and having it there is not a land bank. It’s just foresight.

Plus, the quirks of the scheduling system mean that even experienced developers can’t always be sure if an app is going to take a year to get approved or three years.

Some complex urban sites may be stuck with contamination issues, a party wall with neighbors, or ecology and archeology issues to sort out before starting work.

All of this means that big developers have to plan for too many delays in order not to run out of work, and that’s what makes them feel like they’re sitting unnecessarily on a piece of ground.

Why does the government persist in claiming this is happening then? In short, a large part of the problem lies in the planning system.

If developers could rely on fixed times to determine applications, they wouldn’t need so much ground in their pipeline.

But anything that highlights this will not be something the government will recognize.

In any case, all building permits already come with a rule that says development must start in three years – so the ‘use it or lose it’ rule already exists.

Finally, have developers benefited from the recent increases in real estate prices? In my experience, no.

All that inflation we hear about in the news? Building materials and labor costs have risen sharply – lumber is up 25% in the last month and some tradesmen have nearly doubled their daily wages this year (yes, you read that right).

All of this means that land values ​​have actually gone down recently. On the contrary, some sites are simply not viable when they would have been six months ago.

Some of them may well not be built until construction costs come down. No doubt the government will call this setting aside land.

Ed Deedman is a director of Cayuga Homes.

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Transplants give children the confidence to dream big https://slimmingpillsreview.com/transplants-give-children-the-confidence-to-dream-big/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 04:10:10 +0000 https://slimmingpillsreview.com/transplants-give-children-the-confidence-to-dream-big/ A16-year-old lejandra spent her childhood wishing for what she considered a “normal life”. She wanted to play football. Sleep without breathing apparatus. Take deep breaths. Maz Zisan, 18, went from regular mixed martial arts training sessions to being exhausted from a walk around the block, his overworked heart straining from the exertion. His dream of […]]]>

A16-year-old lejandra spent her childhood wishing for what she considered a “normal life”. She wanted to play football. Sleep without breathing apparatus. Take deep breaths.

Maz Zisan, 18, went from regular mixed martial arts training sessions to being exhausted from a walk around the block, his overworked heart straining from the exertion. His dream of majoring in mechanical engineering and earning his pilot’s license seemed unachievable.

For Maz and Alejandra, planning for the future went from dream to reality in 2021, when they became the first pediatric heart and lung transplant recipients, respectively, at NYU Langone’s Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital.

Alejandra received a new pair of lungs last May to replace those ravaged by cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that has caused fatal damage to her lungs. In August, Maz received a new heart to treat hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a congenital condition that causes the lining between heart chambers to thicken, limiting blood flow. HCM is one of the leading causes of sudden cardiac death in young people.

Before their transplants, neither teen dared plan too far into the future. But now they dream big, unconstrained by acute illness, and savor the simple joys of life.

“The second I woke up after surgery, I really felt something was different,” says Alejandra, who lives in Westchester County. “It was life changing. Breathing, it’s just… it’s awesome. I used to struggle to take tiny tiny breaths. Now I take deep deep breaths, and it’s just amazing.

Maz, too, is thrilled to regain his health and momentum. A martial arts enthusiast, he compares his new heart, strong enough to power his active lifestyle, to a performance engine in a Tesla. He trains weekly, rides a scooter to college classes, and works part-time as a pharmacy technician. “Before my transplant, a walk around the block made me tired. I struggled with depression. I wasn’t sure I would go to college or even be able to hold down a regular job,” says Brooklyn native Maz. “But I recovered quickly and I’m back in the gym practicing mixed martial arts with my younger brother. And I plan to become a pilot.

Both the pediatric heart and lung transplant programs are part of the NYU Langone Transplant Institute, a recognized leader in transplant surgery and research. The Pediatric Heart Failure and Transplant Program is led by Surgical Director TK Susheel Kumar, MD, Associate Professor in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, and Medical Director Rakesh Singh, MD, Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics from the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Dr. Kumar, who has performed dozens of pediatric heart transplants, is renowned for his expertise in treating complex congenital heart disease. Prior to joining NYU Langone, Dr. Singh oversaw the care of over 150 heart transplant recipients.

“The second I woke up from surgery I really felt something was different. It was life changing. Breathing is just…it’s awesome. I used to struggle to take tiny tiny breaths. Now I’m breathing deeply, deeply, and it’s just amazing.”—Alejandra, 16, the first pediatric lung transplant recipient at NYU Langone’s Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital

Their patients receive the latest available treatments for heart failure before transplant, says Dr. Singh, and the program works with transplant centers across the country to review data and develop new protocols to improve patient care. Additionally, as part of the Transplant Institute, the Pediatric Heart Failure and Transplant Program benefits from the institute’s innovative research and recognized expertise, says Dr. Singh.

NYU Langone’s heart transplant program has been ranked the top program in the Northeast by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR), with the shortest wait lists and highest one-year survival among high-volume centers in the region. “Our colleagues who made this possible are also involved in the pediatric program,” notes Dr. Singh. “It allows us to think outside the box and overcome long-standing obstacles in pediatric transplants, such as increasing the number of donors or accessing children who might otherwise not be eligible for a transplant due to the severity of their disease.

Being part of a larger adult program also strengthens the pediatric lung transplant team, notes pediatric pulmonologist Eleanor Muise, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, who cares for children before and after lung transplant surgery. She is part of a team that includes Luis F. Angel, MD, Medical Director of Lung Transplantation, and Stephanie H. Chang, MD, Surgical Director of the program. NYU Langone’s lung transplant program is one of the best programs in the nation, based on a combination of high one-year survival rates and speed of transplantation, as indicated by the SRTR.

With advances in the treatment of cystic fibrosis, the need for lung transplants in children is less than before, notes Dr. Muise. But for young people like Alejandra who desperately need this treatment, there is a huge benefit to being treated by doctors in a combined pediatric and adult program. “At NYU Langone, the surgical experience in the adult program provides a tremendous benefit to the children we treat,” says Dr. Muise. Children who receive transplants at NYU Langone become inpatients at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital on 34th Street, all of which are single-bed rooms with sleeping space for a parent or caregiver.

“NYU Langone was the best choice for my transplant,” says Alejandra. “The attention and care is so wonderful. I have never experienced anything like this before, and there are no words to explain how truly grateful I am to my doctors here. Pediatric patients also benefit of the Sala Institute for Child and Family Centered Care, which provides social support and cares for the emotional well-being of children.

“The transplant relationship is very special. My patients know that I am their person. I know what they like to eat, when they’re supposed to go to bed, because I want them to understand how important those things are to their health,” says Dr. Muise, who has a long-term relationship with his patients. “They make it so easy to love them, and I feel so happy when I see them feeling better.”

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