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first_imgMexico moves up to third in IHS Emerging Market ReportBoosted by the 300 MW of PV capacity under construction, IHS ranks the Central American nation third behind South Africa and Turkey. March 12, 2014 Ian Clover Finance Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share A strong start to 2014 for Mexico’s PV industry has seen the country promoted to third-place on the IHS Emerging Solar PV Markets Tracker report – just behind leaders South Africa and Turkey. With an estimated 300 MW of PV capacity currently under construction throughout the Central American country, IHS has revised its ranking score from 40 to 43, pushing Mexico above Israel, which now sits fourth with a score of 42. South Africa leads the way with a score of 67, followed a little way back by Turkey, which boasts a score of 45. After Israel comes Switzerland in fifth on 40 points, while last year’s number three emerging market – Romania – has now dropped out of the top five down to ninth place following a debilitating cut to its solar subsidies in January of this year. It is good news for the Philippines, however, which is now in the top 10 for the first time ever thanks to its 117 MW solar PV pipeline – an impressive increase on the 9 MW that was added in 2013. With 25 MW of PV capacity currently under construction, the Philippines earns a score of 38.6. “IHS sees signs of an increasingly dynamic PV environment that is boosting the attractiveness index of both Mexico and the Philippines,” said IHS senior analyst for solar, Josefin Berg. Managing emergent riskThe analysts at IHS report that years of development in Chile have resulted in a vast number of PV projects now coming online, creating tough competition brought about by PPAs that is forcing many developers to sell at spot market prices. “IHS is flagging it as risky that a too-high concentration of PV projects under merchant schemes will suppress future power prices in Chile,” added Berg. “Close to 1 GW of PV projects are looking for financing in Chile, and revenues could face risks even if only a third of those are connected to the same nodes and linked to spot prices.” When considering the attractiveness of emerging markets, attention must also be paid to regulatory risk, warned Berg, pointing to previous instability caused in mature solar markets when other variables – such as the abolition of subsidies – are introduced. The report gives mention to a handful of new faces, too, citing Puerto Rico’s recent renegotiation of signed PPAs for 1 GW of solar capacity, and urges caution in the Ecuadorian solar market, where licenses were revoked in December after contract breaches for 112 MW of PV projects that had earlier been granted via the country’s FIT. IHS also highlights the risks posed if transmission grids are not of a suitable size or robustness to handle any proposed large-scale increases in capacity, highlighting how Pakistan’s bulging pipeline may not totally reach fruition due to inherent grid infrastructure limitations. IHS assesses the emerging solar markets on a quarterly basis, rating the attractiveness of emerging PV markets for the benefits of investors, developers and manufacturers. Each country is rated across four categories: macroeconomic climate, potential market size, project profitability and pipeline maturity. 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first_imgARENA backs world-leading solar plus wind plus storage project in QueenslandA world-leading project that will combine solar PV, wind energy and battery storage, and which could ultimately be one of the biggest power stations in Queensland, has received financial support from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. October 14, 2016 Giles Parkinson Energy Storage Installations Markets Markets & Policy Share ARENA announced on Friday that the Kennedy Energy Park – being built by Australia’s Windlab and Japan’s Eurus Energy near Hughenden in north Queensland – will receive $18 million in “recoupable” grants to help fund the $120 million first stage of the project.That first stage will comprise 19.2MW of solar PV, 21.6MW of wind and 2MW/4MWh of battery storage. But over time, the project may expand to 600MW of solar PV and 600MW of wind energy, and more battery storage, and provide the equivalent of “baseload” power to north Queensland, enough to meet one fifth of Australia’s renewable energy target.It would also account for a sizeable piece of the new wind and solar projects required to meet the Queensland government’s own 50 per cent renewable energy target by 2030, which was outlined earlier this week.ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht described the project as “trailblazing” because of its ability to provide to dispatch reliable, affordable power and round-the-clock renewable energy.“Kennedy Energy Park will be the first time a combined large-scale solar, wind and battery installation has connected to Australia’s national electricity market,” Mr Frischknecht said.“Wind will generate power throughout the day and night, while solar ramps up during peak demand times when the sun is shining. Battery storage will smooth out power delivery from both sources, dispatching it when it’s needed most and increasing overall reliability.”He compared the facility to large coal-fired plants in Queensland like Tarong or Stanwell. Indeed, Some coalition politicians have pushed for a new coal fired power station in the area, but as we discussed earlier, this project is likely to remove any idea that a new coal generator would be a good idea.Numerous project in Australia are now combining wind and solar, and will also look at some form of storage. Solar and wind are being combined at Gullen Range and White Rock in NSW, while DP Energy is proposing a major wind and solar project near Port Augusta in South Australia.In addition, Conergy is proposing a solar and storage project in north Queensland, Lyon Solar is talking of a similar project in South Australia and there are numerous wind, solar and storage projects in off-grid locations such as King Island and Coober Pedy.In addition, Genex, which also received funding from ARENA for a 50MW solar plant in north Queensland, is looking at a combined solar and pumped hydro storage project, and Kennedy is also looking at combining pumped hydro.Frischknecht said “big Kennedy” – the combination of 600MW of solar and 600MW of wind – could meet most of Northern Australia’s growing demand for electricity and provide as much as 20 per cent of new build capacity for Australia’s 2020 renewable energy target.“If Windlab and Eurus can successfully integrate the first phase of Kennedy Energy Park into the network, it will provide a strong business case and greatly assist with securing capital, debt finance and approvals for the next phase,” he said.Windlab CEO Roger Price said the Kennedy site enjoys one of the best and largest wind resources in Australia and with one of the best solar resources. “They are highly consistent and complementary,” Price said in a statement.“Coupled with storage, Kennedy will demonstrate how Australia can exploit its wealth of natural resources to deliver sustainable, competitive energy supply for the future.”Eurus President and CEO Hideyuki Inazumi said Kennedy Energy Park was a cutting-edge utility-scale renewable project utilising wind, solar PV and battery storage in the context of Australia, but also in global markets.“We are excited about this opportunity and appreciate ARENA’s support for the successful deployment of the project,” Mr Inazumi said.The project is scheduled for completion in 2018. 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first_imgAchieving net-zero emission in Africa comes with its own issues Image: Pixabay RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Have you read?IEA creating world’s first roadmap to net-zero emissions by 2050 Finance and Policy Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter Aggreko has announced its ambition to be net-zero by 2050 or sooner, aligning with the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5° Celsius. John Lewis, Aggreko Africa MD: “The African continent is struggling to strike a balance between increased demand for energy and reducing its carbon emissions. While the continent has the second-lowest carbon emissions around the world, it is the most exposed region to the effects of climate change. While we have seen countries such as Kenya, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, and South Africa proactively develop progressive and clear policies, they remain short of their initial renewable energy installation targets. It is important to note, however, that each territory faces its own unique challenges as they struggle to balance an increased demand for energy, with reducing carbon emissions.” It plans to do so by accelerating investment in lower-carbon technologies and by shifting its global generator fleet towards more gas and green drop-in liquid fuels. Aggreko will also invest in other clean energy alternatives such as e-fuels, hydrogen-ready engines, and fuel cells, in preparation for rapid exploitation as the technology becomes available at scale, whilst also closely monitoring and investigating future technologies. The temporary energy company will accelerate its offering of more efficient solutions through temperature control, energy recovery, co- or tri-generation. Simultaneously Aggreko will continue to grow its portfolio of mobile and modular solar power and battery storage, which when combined with its generator fleet helps customers to successfully reduce their carbon emissions and costs. BRICS Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA center_img According to PWC, most African countries have ‘greening’ policies in place, but are struggling with a lack of implementation, low domestic market momentum and are grappling with the investment required or incentives put in place by the developed world. Aggreko will continue to enhance the use of connected systems, remote monitoring, and data analytics to increase efficiency and track performance against its own and its customers’ emissions reduction targets. Aggreko also commits to offering cleaner technologies and fuels to support its customers through their energy transition. By 2030 Aggreko will reduce the amount of fossil fuel used in customer solutions by at least half, but offering cleaner technologies and fuels that guarantee the same or better level of reliability or competitiveness. It will also reduce local air quality emissions of their diesel, gas and other solutions by 50%. TAGSAggrekocarbon emissionsClean energyfossil fuelsHydrogennet-zero emissions Previous articleSierra Leone delivers life-saving services through rural RE projectNext articleStellenbosch sets goal to be the first municipality without loadshedding Theresa SmithTheresa Smith is a conference producer for Clarion Events Africa. Generation AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Chris Weston, Aggreko CEO, pointed out the energy transition is fundamentally changing the way power is generated and delivered as their customers seek to reduce carbon and air quality emissions. “With our expertise in hybrid solutions and efficient thermal generation, we are already supporting them across the world through the energy transition. Our industry-leading net zero commitments are ambitious but achievable and put us on the path to reduce both our own environmental footprint and that of our customers as we look ahead to a greener future,” said Weston. The company wants to achieve net-zero emissions across all its own business operations by 2030. And, by 2050, or sooner if possible, Aggreko wants to be a net-zero business, across all the services it provides. Have you read?Path to a net-zero carbon emission South Africa requires commitment UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon developmentlast_img read more

first_img“This Thursday marks six months since WHO declared COVID-19 a public health emergency of international concern. This is the sixth time a global health emergency has been declared under the International Health Regulations, but it is easily the most severe. Almost 16 million cases have now been reported to WHO, and more than 640,000 deaths. And the pandemic continues to accelerate. In the past 6 weeks, the total number of cases has roughly doubled.’’ WHO Director at the media briefing on COVID-19 (27 July 2020).Now, the virus is everywhere So, believe this or not but we all are surrounded by worlds one of the deadliest viruses.Now everyone is aware of the situation taking necessary precautions but still some people out there without proper precautions, spreading the virus. Even its sixth time a global health emergency has been declared under the International Health Regulations some people guide us like a virus is nothing but a false alarm or something elseAs a responsible person, I think it’s our duty to spread reality over a rumour.Off course we need to look for economical loss, mental health, lifestyle medication’s according to the pandemic situation. This can be done by taking the necessary precautions.And still, you think without taking necessary precautions you’re not spreading the virus and nothing has to happen because of you then please go to those 640,000 families, and ask them, what you lost… money or your beloved’s life?last_img read more

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first_img We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email* More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP Colleen Loach and Qorry Blue D’Argouges top Canadians in 7th spotA picture-perfect dressage day two at the MARS EQUESTRIAN Bromont CCI Three Day Event at the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park in the rolling hills of Bromont, Quebec.Buck Davidson (USA) riding Carlevo, a 12 year old bay Holsteiner gelding owned by Carlevo LLC take the lead in this, the highest level of the weekend with a penalty score of 27.90 following the end of CCI4*-L dressage.Speaking about the ride on Carlevo today Buck said “He is very, very consistent. He feels great. I am really happy with both horses.”Buck has recently come back from a fall at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event where he broke his collar bone for the fourth time. Speaking about his injury Buck said “collar bones are funny, all of a sudden they just feel better”.Colleen Rutledge (USA) riding her own Covert Rights, a 13-year-old bay Thoroughbred cross gelding rounded out the final day of dressage. Finishing the CCI3*-S in first on a score of 27.60. Colleen was “incredibly pleased about his dressage today” when asked about the ride on Covert Rights.Looking ahead to cross-country day tomorrow Colleen thought, “It’s a good course. It’s got a lot of questions. It’s a Derek course,” speaking of Derek Di Grazia, course designer for Bromont CCI, Land Rover Kentucky Three Day Event and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics course among others.Saturday’s exciting cross-country begins with the highest level, the CCI4*-L at 8:30am and the action does not even slow down until after the last horse and rider combination in the CCI3*-S at about 5pm.Entrance to the event is free for spectators and show jumping on Sunday will be live streamed through our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BromontCCI/For more information visit BromontCCI.com. Tags: Bruce Davidson Jr., Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park, Colleen Rutledge, MARS EQUESTRIAN Bromont CCI Three Day Event, Carlevo, three-day eventing, last_img read more

first_imgGreenland Holdings has already decided to sell one downtown Los Angeles Metropolis tower and convert another into apartments, as it struggles to sell two others.It was two days before Halloween, and for Kimberly Lucero that meant a sales opportunity.Sporting a gothic dress, princess crown, ruby ring, and spider necklace with blood red paint on her chest and forehead, Greenland USA’s vice president of sales and marketing conducted a condominium tour.Lucero was showcasing units on the 12th floor of one of four towers that make up the Metropolis project, a 3.3-million-square-foot development three blocks south of the Staples Center that has reshaped the downtown Los Angeles skyline.Before Lucero came on board in May, Greenland largely sold units to Chinese buyers, but that pool has shrunk dramatically.“We had a good majority of international buyers,” Lucero said. “Then, it kind of shifted, and we started having a lot of people who are going to school. We have a lot of undergrad buyers who are going to USC, and who are driving their Porsche to school.”Greenland USA’s vice president of sales and marketing Kimberly LuceroLucero, a sales veteran who joined Greenland after three years with condo developer CIM Group, was dead serious about this characterization of Metropolis’ new buying pool.In fact, the condos up for grabs at the Halloween open house seemed targeted to either out of towners’ stereotypes of Angelenos, or college students that appeared in Bret Easton Ellis novels.Walking through one condo, Lucero remarked, “This unit is for an Instagram influencer.” By another, she said, “This is for a student surfer.”High prices, and a retreating marketGreenland USA saw itself making a grand Los Angeles imprint through the 1,500 luxury units and opulent hotel that would comprise the four-tower Metropolis project. But slow condo sales, a revolving door of brokers, an unsold hotel, and larger market challenges have complicated that vision.There are two particular challenges the development team acknowledge they must overcome.The first is China’s pullback from the U.S. real estate market.“The Chinese were the biggest buyers at Metropolis,” said Christiano Sampaio, a broker at downtown real estate agency Loftway. “The investment crackdown has definitely taken a toll on the project.”The second issue is that few believe downtown Los Angeles can absorb the amount of luxury product on the market. Sampaio’s research shows that downtown condo sales are slowing down, and the median unit is selling for about 30 percent less than Metropolis’ typical per square foot listing price.“The Metropolis development never made sense in the first place,” said Richard Green, director at the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate. “There is a mismatch between the product that is downtown and the demand.”“A lot of companies don’t even get that far”Metropolis, which was Greenland’s first investment in the U.S., seemed off to a good start. Greenland purchased the 6.3-acre site at 9th and Francisco streets in 2013 for about $150 million and began construction in February 2014. The company gave itself a five-year timeline to complete the four towers, which range from 19 to 28 stories.Three of the towers are done, and the fourth is slated to finish by the end of 2019, Lucero said.Greenland’s ability to get the towers built sharply contrasts with other Chinese megadevelopers in downtown Los Angeles. Most notably, construction has stalled at Shenzhen-based Oceanwide Holdings’ Oceanwide Plaza downtown residential tower, and Shanghai-based Shenglong Group’s residential skyscraper in South Park.The Agency’s Mike Leipart (Credit: The Agency Creates)“Listen, here’s a foreign company, they came to the U.S. and California, a place with different guidelines and rules, and they built a massive project,” said The Agency’s Mike Leipart, who served as Metropolis’ lead sales agent before Greenland replaced the brokerage in January. “A lot of companies don’t even get that far.”The trouble has been the next steps.Amid sluggish condo sales, Greenland put two of the four Metropolis towers up for sale last year. The firm sought $280 million for the Hotel Indigo, but the tower never sold and a spokesperson said it has been taken off the market. Greenland also tried to sell Metropolis III, the largest of the four towers at 685 units, at an undisclosed asking price, rumored to be $450 million. That too didn’t sell, and Greenland is projected to finish construction this month. Except instead of condos, it’s now slated to be a rental building.Greenland announced the switch to apartments in October, stating that it would turn over management of the fourth tower to Greystar Real Estate Partners, which is slated to start leasing units this month.A move to rentals could make profitability a distant goal.“It could have cost about $600 per square foot to build the units,” USC’s Green said. “Most apartments around there, the entire unit rents for around $2,000 a month, so that could be a pretty big loss.”Lucero defended the decision to switch to rentals. “You shouldn’t dedicate everything to one type of product,” she said. “To be able to offer a for-sale, and for-rent product just fills the need of what is happening here.”Greenland Holdings’ chairman/president Zhang YuliangThe tactical change at Metropolis comes amid a bigger strategic shift in the U.S. for Greenland, one of China’s biggest developers. The company, founded in 1992 to create real estate developments within greenspaces around Shanghai, has struggled with its New York megaproject, a 17-tower development now known as Pacific Park (formerly Atlantic Yards). It also abandoned a $2 billion planned biotech building in San Francisco as well as twin residential towers in North Hollywood.Though it produced $2.5 billion in net income over the first three quarters of 2019, Greenland’s long-term debt stands at $21.6 billion, at a time when the Chinese government is pressuring companies to reduce debt.The Metropolis towersGreenland appears to have funded most of the Metropolis project through bond issuances overseas, according to a review of financial statements by The Real Deal. Public filings show that the megaproject has cost $1.26 billion, about $260 million more than first projected. Last year, Natixis and L.A.-based real estate investment firm Cottonwood Group provided Greenland a $310 million loan in order to complete the now rental Metropolis III.“People attribute the investment decrease to Trump, but it was really the Chinese crackdown on cash outflows.”Jim Butler, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell. The developer also took in about $100 million from the federal EB-5 program, in which foreign investors pour money into job-creating U.S. real estate projects in exchange for a green card. Visa wait times for Chinese investors have swelled to up to about 15 years, and developers these days seldom are able to take advantage of the program.Greenland flatly dismissed any money concerns at Metropolis. “Financing is not a problem for us,” Lucero said.The disappearing Chinese buyerFor years, Greenland, like several other developers, banked on Chinese buyers scooping up units at over $1,000 a foot, a premium in a developing submarket like DTLA.“For a while in L.A.,” one real estate agent said, “when a unit would be priced way over market, sellers would say: ‘Well, someone from China might buy it.’”Those buyers are long gone, observers said.“People attribute the investment decrease to Trump, but it was really the Chinese crackdown on cash outflows,” said Jim Butler, a partner at the law firm Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell.Chinese investment in U.S. residential real estate plunged 56 percent year-over-year to $13.4 billion in 2018, according to a National Association of Realtors report. California was particularly affected, according to Gay Cororaton, an economist with the trade group.“Geography and family considerations are a factor in these investments,” Cororaton said. “I don’t see a bump again from Chinese buyers, unless maybe the trade relations improve.”Greenland has not been hit as hard as some developers, according to Lucero, because “we were near completion when the investment slow down started.”Dwindling Chinese cash is one factor behind a tepid downtown L.A. condo market.Sampaio of Loftway compiled downtown condo buys over the last three years, with the 110 freeway serving as the northwest endpoint, and the 101 as the southeast barrier. The broker found that 399 residential units sold downtown in 2017 at a sales price of $692 per square foot.Through Nov. 15, 272 units had sold during 2019, which would come out to 310 units if the sales pace continued until years end. That would be a 22 percent drop from 2017. And prices are stagnant – the average downtown condo in 2019 sold at $697 per square foot, compared to the about $1,000 per square foot listings at Metropolis.“Downtown is not yet a place where high income people want to live. It’s still a place for people who can’t afford to live on the West Side.”Richard Green, director at the USC Lusk Center for Real EstateA report on third-quarter DTLA condo sales is even more pessimistic, with data from appraisal firm Miller Samuel indicating that third-quarter absorption dropped 31 percent year-over-year.Downtown is generally regarded as a Los Angeles development success story, starting with the Staples Center opening in 1999. But the thousands of units built at Metropolis and other projects over the past five years may represent an overreach.“There is definitely more supply than demand on the downtown luxury condo side,” Sampaio said. “There has just been this rapid influx of building with developers thinking they need to do luxury to get a return on their investment.”And while DTLA is becoming more of a destination, it is an odd fit with other luxury neighborhoods characterized by lush green spaces and ocean views.“Downtown is not yet a place where high income people want to live,” Green said. “It’s still a place for people who can’t afford to live on the West Side.”A revolving door of brokeragesAccording to Lucero, construction on the first condo tower was completed in 2017, with 75 percent sold (231 of the 308 units).But at the second tower, the site of the Halloween open house, just 25 percent, or 130 of its 518 units, are spoken for.All told, 361 of the 826 units, or 44 percent have sold. The 465 unsold units are listed at a median price of $885,000.Condos at the Halloween open house were around that price, listed at about $1,000 per square foot.The pool at MetropolisLucero said that the company is proud of its sales record, but three different brokerages suggests expectations haven’t been met.Douglas Elliman was the first brokerage tasked with selling the Metropolis in 2014. It was replaced with The Agency, which was swapped out in early 2019 in favor of Polaris Pacific.Elliman declined comment, and The Agency said in a statement that Metropolis was “the fastest-selling development in Los Angeles” during its tenure.Privately, agents who worked on the project accused Greenland of being unreasonable, and not understanding the downtown market.“We would sell five or six of these and be really proud of ourselves, and they would turn around and say, ‘Why didn’t you sell 20?’” one agent said.Polaris Pacific has dedicated three agents full-time to the project, brokerage director John Pallante said. Among them is sales manager Mike Brizzolara, whose track record features selling out Trumark Urban’s Ten 50, a 25-story condo tower in downtown Los Angeles best known for its rooftop drone pad.The San Francisco-headquartered brokerage is following Greenland’s lead.“Our goals,” Pallante said, “are Greenland’s.”Meet Maddie, Greenland’s Influencer dreamgirlThose goals include acknowledging the new buyer pool with a provocative ad campaign, including descriptions of hypothetical buyers more specific than many dating profiles.A bedroom for “Maddie,” a hypothetical Millennial buyer at Greenland’s Metropolis project in Downtown L.A.Take a $715,000 (or $1,031 per square foot) listing at the Halloween open house that was marketed to a hypothetical millennial buyer named Maddie. “Just a few years out of school and Maddie is maximizing her influence. She has more than 100,000 Instagram followers. A freelance buyer for the hottest new labels, she works from her one-bedroom but is steps away from clients in the Fashion District.”Or how about a $1.4 million ($1,088 per square foot) listing that hopes to lure “Dianne” and “Jim.”“Dodger fans Dianne and Jim have season tickets. Their best friends Linda and Gene are longtime Clippers fans. The Staples Premiere entrance is five minutes away. After games they come back to this corner unit with 11-foot ceilings and stunning views.”But real estate agents provided with the copy were not sure what to make of it, with a few asking if the pitch invited fair housing complaints.“We just have to be very careful as agents not to be too narrow in who are marketing toward,” said Jonathan Holden, an agent at Compass who is not involved in the Metropolis sales.Fair housing lawyers said there are no actionable offenses, unless a pattern could be proved showing exclusion of protected races and genders.Others said Greenland and Polaris are doing what everyone else is doing.“There is no one who doesn’t do this kind of thing,” The Agency’s Leipart said. “The young, female influencer is a stand-in for someone creative, a stand-in for someone who works from home, it’s a lot of things.”Some even said the ads were smart. If a potential buyer really is a longtime Clippers fan, the copy could appeal to them. “The target now is people who like basketball,” Sampaio said.A living room marketed to hypothetical buyers “Dianne and Jim,” sports fans who enjoy entertaining after a game at Dodger Stadium or the Staples Center.Influencers and season ticket holders, though, can only sell so many units, and Lucero is hoping students are the ones that make a dent in sales, crediting them for being already 10 percent of all condo occupants.“It has to do with parents feeling that their kids are in a secure place, with 24/7 security people here,” Lucero said.“Marketing to college students is not a silly marketing tactic,” Leipart said. “It’s a thing.”But not one that can fill hundreds of condo units unless prices are significantly knocked down, agents said.Lucero seemed aware of her extraordinary sales challenge ahead, and, with Chinese buyers all but gone, she spoke of experimenting in finding different audiences for the Metropolis condos.“I’ve been in downtown since the 1970s,” she said. “My parents used to own restaurants here. I’m a dinosaur here. I’ve watched it grow, and I love what developers have done with it. I want people to love downtown as much as I do.” This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsThree matches of SEHA South Stream League 2013/2014 were played on Saturday. Two visitors team win in clashes in Belgrade and Banja Luka, while Macedonian derby between RK Vardar and RK Metalurg 28:28 (14:14) has no winner. Metalurg played without most of the TOP 7 members as Darko Stanic, Renato Vugrinec, Naumce Mojsovski and Vanco Dimovski. Vardar led by Russian left wing Timur Dibirov (10) had +3 five minutes before the end – 27:24, but that wasn’t enough to beat the biggest rival.STATISTICSRK PARTIZAN – RK VOJVODINA 23:25 (11:14) (Radovanovic 13 saves, A. Radovanovic 5 – Elezovic 8, Mirkovic 6, Kocic 16 saves)RK BORAC – RK LOVCEN 26:33 (Trivundza 10 – Markovic 9)MESHKOV BREST – TATRAN PRESOV 28:30Next Wednesday:RK C.O ZAGREB – RK NEXE SEHA GSS: Vardar close to F4 – Sixth defeat of Metalurg Click to comment Related Items:”South stream” handball league, gazprom handball, SEHA SOUTH STREAM LEAGUE Recommended for you ShareTweetShareShareEmail Željko Babić (Meshkov Brest) before SEHA derby: Veszprem are the best in Europe! SEHA Wednesday – Veszprem wait for Zagreb, Serbo-Macedonian encounters Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

first_imgDisaster management expert elected to IOMVisiting scientist Frederick “Skip” Burkle, a senior fellow at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), was recently elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM). As a member of the institute, Burkle will devote a significant amount of volunteer time on IOM committees, which engage in a broad range of health policy issues.Burkle is a professor at the University of Hawaii School of Medicine, where he directs the Asia-Pacific Center for Biosecurity, Disaster and Conflict Research. A former deputy assistant administrator for the Bureau of Global Health at the U.S. Agency for International Development, he has authored four books on disaster management and is a member of the board of directors of the International Rescue Committee. Burkle is a retired Navy Reserve captain, and served in Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, and Somalia.Shorenstein Center to present Theodore White lecture, seminarNew York Times columnist Maureen Dowd will deliver the Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics Thursday (Oct. 25) at 6 p.m. in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Kennedy School of Government. The following morning (Oct. 26), the Theodore H. White Seminar — titled “The Invisible Primary” — will be held in the Malkin Penthouse (fourth floor of the Littauer Building) from 9 to 10:30 a.m.The morning panel discussion will feature Charles Cook of the Cook Political Report; Tom Fiedler, former editor-in-chief of the Miami Herald; Mark Halperin of Time magazine; Kennedy School of Government (KSG) lecturer Steve Jarding; Wellesley College Professor Marion Just; Dana Priest of The Washington Post; and Jeff Zeleny of The New York Times. Thomas Patterson, Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press at KSG, will serve as moderator.The lecture and seminar are sponsored by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy.Benz appointed to UNC Cancer Research FundRichard and Susan Smith Professor of Medicine Edward Benz Jr. has been appointed to the governance committee of the University Cancer Research Fund at the University of North Carolina (UNC). The president and CEO of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and a professor of pediatrics and pathology, Benz was recently appointed to the committee with John Mendelsohn, president of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.The fund was created this year by the North Carolina General Assembly. Its goal is to accelerate cancer research at UNC’s School of Medicine, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the North Carolina Cancer Hospital, now under construction. The fund will increase to $50 million per year beginning in 2009.Benz and Mendelsohn will be charged with setting research funding priorities that advance understanding of the causes and course of cancer.last_img read more

first_imgIn a race that saw Playoff driver John Hunter Nemechek crash out after 37 laps because of a brake failure, Gragson held off Sauter during a 38-lap green-flag run that preceded the final caution. Though Sauter tattooed the rear bumper of the rookie throughout the run, Gragson held the position. RELATED: Nemechek exits Martinsville race early A good points day was little consolation to the driver of the No. 88 Toyota. “It just sucks to finish second,” Crafton said. “Just salt in the wound.” Harrison Burton ran fourth, scoring his first top five in the series 19 days after his 17th birthday. KBM teammate Todd Gilliland was fifth, followed by Stewart Friesen and Kaz Grala. Playoff drivers Christopher Bell, Ben Rhodes and Austin Cindric were eighth, ninth and 10th, respectively. “We got that caution there at the end, and you can’t pass on the outside in Martinsville – and I did it,” Gragson said. “To be racing here in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, it’s a privilege, and all those hours of hard work… The Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender frustrated Playoff competitors Crafton and Johnny Sauter, who finished second and third behind him. After talking the checkered flag, Gragson parked his No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota near the flag stand and climbed to the top of the frontstretch catchfence in celebration. “Those last like 40 laps with Johnny Sauter being off my back bumper, he did that earlier to us in the spring, and I wasn’t going to let him pass me again like that,” Gragson said. RELATED: Results | Series standings | Playoff standings | Detailed breakdownMARTINSVILLE, Va. – Blowing around two-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Matt Crafton after a restart with 10 laps left, 19-year-old Noah Gragson scored his first victory in Saturday’s Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville Speedway. The Las Vegas native pulled away to win by 1.486 seconds.center_img “I knew to myself this morning, I knew I could get it done. I’ve known it this whole year, and I told myself I’m going to get that trophy today, and that’s what we did.” That proved decisive, as it put Gragson on the front row for the final restart. Though the bottom at Martinsville historically has been the preferred lane for a restart, Crafton had his doubts as he came to the green flag on Lap 191. After Bayley Currey spun in his No. 50 Chevrolet to bring out the final caution on Lap 182, Crafton, then the race leader, chose the inside lane for the restart on Lap 191. But Gragson got a perfect drive through Turns 1 and 2, pulled ahead of Crafton on the backstretch and cleared him off Turn 4. Crafton won the first 50-lap stage of the race and Sauter the second stage as both drivers chipped away at Bell’s series lead, which stands at three points over Sauter and 15 over Crafton with two races left in the Playoffs Round of 6. “I told (crew chief) Junior (Joiner) I might be crazy, but I thought the top was going to be the place to go on the restart,” Crafton said. “There was no rubber up there where the right-side tires were. I knew we were going to have our hands full… “He had a perfect restart there – and I sucked.” Rhodes currently holds the fourth and final Playoff transfer position, with Cindric in fifth 11 points back of Rhodes, and Nemechek in sixth trailing Rhodes by 32 points after his 30th-place finish on Saturday.last_img read more