Loew’s Theatre in Jersey City set for $72M rehab

first_img Share via Shortlink Email Address* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* Jersey CityJournal Squarecenter_img Loew’s Theatre in Jersey City (Google Maps)Developers building apartment towers in Journal Square are betting that millennials will move to Jersey City as an alternative to Manhattan or Brooklyn.Now they have a new pitch beyond cheaper rent and cushy amenities.The historic Loew’s Theatre will get a major renovation to attract high-profile entertainers, officials said Monday. Jersey City and the Devils Arena Entertainment, the operator of the Prudential Center, reached a $72 million deal to turn the century-old theater into a 3,300-seat venue.The theater was referred to as “the most lavish temple of entertainment in New Jersey” when it opened in the first part of the 20th century. The Baroque/Rococo style venue attracted such performers as Duke Ellington and Bing Crosby.But the theater started falling apart and it closed in 1986. The site was pegged for demolition, but was ultimately saved by community activists. The city purchased the site in 1993 for $325,000, according to the New York Times.The nonprofit Friends of the Loew’s ended up running the venue and hosting performances. In 2013, the city looked to bring in a new operator, which resulted in lawsuits between the city and the Friends group.Last summer the city announced that once again it was looking for a new commercial operator for the project.Under the new plans, the city and Devils Arena Entertainment will modernize the technology at the theater and provide visual and acoustic upgrades. They will also make major infrastructure improvements and preserve the historic stage lighting control board, pop-up microphone, and orchestra and organ lifts, and remake the ingress and egress at the back and front of the building.“This one-of-a-kind partnership signifies our long-term planning for a post-pandemic future where we’re confident arts and culture will be a staple of life,” Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said in a statement.Construction is expected to begin in 2022. The venue is supposed to open in 2025.Journal Square is perhaps best known for being the headquarters of the Port Authority Trans-Hudson, better known as the PATH. The neighborhood, which sits near the intersection of Kennedy Boulevard and Bergen Avenue, also served as the home to the Jersey Journal.The Kushner Companies, led by its founder Charles Kushner, plans to build two massive, 64-story, mixed-use towers in Journal Square. Nearby, New York-based HAP Investments will build a 42-story apartment building nearby at 500 Summit Avenue.Contact Keith Larsen Message* Tagslast_img read more

O.C. Firefighters Donate $12,000 to Operation First Response

first_imgMembers of the Ocean City Firefighters Foundation present Steve Brady and Tricia Ciliberto of Ocean City Home Bank with a check for $12,000 to benefit Operation First Response. When Ocean City Fire Department Captain Steve Costantino and his team of firefighters learned about Walk for the Wounded in 2010, they arrived in force (and in full gear) to take part in the event.After hearing the moving stories of the injured soldiers helped by Operation First Response, they immediately formed a plan to sell stickers and T-shirts to raise funds for the next Walk.The Fire Department’s tradition of supporting the Walk has continued over the past five years, and on November 18, these local heroes presented a check for $12,000 to Operation First Response.  The sum was raised through raffle ticket sales, a glow-ball golf tournament, and a charity mailer, as well as sticker and T-shirt sales.“We’re so grateful for the hard work and generosity of the Ocean City Firefighters Foundation,” said Steven Brady, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ocean City Home Bank, who accepted the donation on behalf of Operation First Response.  “Their tireless commitment has done a great deal to raise not just funds, but also awareness, for the event.  Their efforts are the epitome of the outstanding community support that has made this event so successful.”The Ocean City Firefighters Foundation’s $12,000 donation brings the total raised at Ocean City’s seventh annual Walk for the Wounded to more than $112,000.  Since the first Walk for the Wounded in 2009, the event has raised more than $512,000 to help injured soldiers and their families.— News release from Ocean City Home Banklast_img read more

Dawn Foods, Evesham, Worcestershire

first_imgMachinery: a Bulk Bag Discharger and Batch Weighing SystemWhy installed: the burden of working with 25kg bags became an issue for review and it was decided a more efficient bulk bag dispatch was neededThe aim: to install a more efficient system of bulk bag despatch to the Netherlands and improve the batch process for the depositorWhat happened: Flexicon designed, built, installed and commissioned a bulk solids handling system to address the briefWhat it does: the system allows the mixer to be discharged into tote bins, as well as the 25kg bag packing line, then uses a transfer system to empty the tote bins into one-tonne bulk bagsTech spec: the discharger and weighing system are constructed with all contact parts in Stainless Steel Type 304 with a food-quality finishProblems solved: the new procedure has impacted from the point of discharge from the mixer in the Dry Mix Plant, and has reduced manpower from seven to fourSupplied by: Flexicon (Europe)Telephone: 01227 374710Website: www.flexicon.co.uklast_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Brings The Bust-Outs To Champaign’s Canopy Club [Video]

first_imgLast night, Umphrey’s McGee stopped at Champaign, IL’s Canopy Club, the band’s most played venue, for a rowdy two-set occasion. The six-piece offered up an original debut in the second set, as well as a handful of bust-outs, as the band dug deep into their extensive catalogue.Umphrey’s McGee opened up the first set with “Cut Off”, before working through “Wizard Burial Ground” and “Thin Air”. Up next was the first bust-out of the evening, as Umphrey’s offered up the first “Liquid” in 194 shows, laced with a “Q*Bert” jam. With Jake Cinninger and Brendan Bayliss locked in, UM tore through “Similar Skin” and “Pooh Doggie”, before closing the first set with the recently debuted “It Doesn’t Matter”.Following a brief set break, Umphrey’s McGee came back out and opened the second set with “Phil’s Farm”, which featured “The Imperial March” and “Binary Sunset” teases. Up next was “Dirty Love”, before UM worked through “Nemo”, “1000 Places To See Before You Die”, “FF” and “All Things Ninja”. Following a improv-heavy segment, the six-piece rock outfit offered up an original debut, “Hanging Chads”, before hopping back into “All Things Ninja”. Umphrey’s McGee closed the second set with “Take Me Away”, played for the first time since 11/22/2015. Following a brief break to catch their breaths, UM came back out to offer up a two song encore of “Soul Food I” and “Baby Honey Sugar Darlin’”, the latter played for the first time in 637 shows!Watch video of Umphrey’s McGee’s set one opener below:Umphrey’s McGee – “Cut Off” – 10/18/2018[Video: Umphrey’s McGee]Next up for Umphrey’s McGee is a two-night stand at St. Paul, MN’s Palace Theatre, tonight and tomorrow night, with the band offering up an option for fans to webcast both shows.For information on all upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Canopy Club | Champaign, IL | 10/18/2018Set One: Cut Off, Wizard Burial Ground, Thin Air, Liquid-> Q*Bert > Similar Skin > Pooh Doggie > It Doesn’t MatterSet Two: Phil’s Farm [1], Dirty Love, Nemo, 1000 Places To See Before You Die > FF, All Things Ninja > Hanging Chads [2] > All Things Ninja, Take Me AwayEncore: Soul Food I > Baby Honey Sugar Darlin’Notes:[1] with The Imperial March and Binary Sunset (John Williams) teases[2] debut, originallast Liquid 08.19.2016 (194 shows)last Q*Bert 05.23.2015 (312 shows)last Take Me Away 10.22.2015 (314 shows)last Baby Honey Sugar Darlin 04.28.2012 (637 shows)last_img read more

Shockingly Effective.

first_imgA University of Georgia scientist has found an environmentallyfriendly product nurserymen can use to kill plant diseases.What is it?Water.But this fungus-killing water doesn’t flow from just any faucet.It’s electrolyzed water created by a machine that combines water,electricity and a salt solution that enhances the water’s properties.The water-and-salt solution flows through a machine calledan electrolyzed oxidizing water unit. The result is two typesof water: one very acidic and one highly alkaline.”I’ve tried the acidic electrolyzed water on everythingfrom begonias to geraniums,” said James Buck, a plant pathologistworking in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.”It’s very safe for the plants. And it kills fungi in a matterof seconds.”Hundredsof ornamental plants are grown in nurseries across the Southeast.And nurserymen constantly fight to control diseases that reducetheir plant yields.”Typically, in just one year, 10 percent of the crop willbe lost to plant diseases,” Buck said.To test the effectiveness of the electrolyzed water, Buck selectedtwo diseases to work with: powdery mildew and gray mold.”In a greenhouse operation, you’re going to have thesetwo diseases,” Buck said. “They’re foliar fungi thatattack the leaves and flowers of plants.”Buck applied the electrolyzed water as a spray and found itkilled fungi much faster than traditional fungicides.”We’re not trying to replace fungicides,” he said.”But we are looking for alternatives and additional toolsfor growers to use. On top of its effectiveness, the electrolyzedwater is also environmentally friendly.”The water kills bacteria and fungi almost immediately. Butit loses its properties over time. “That’s another reasonit would be a popular choice,” he said.Buck expanded his tests to include 25 fungi. And each timethe electrolyzed water killed the fungus in “usually 10 to30 seconds.”Over the next two years, he plans to broaden his research intoelectrolyzed water’s use as a contact fungicide. He’ll do so withthe help of a $123,000 Pest Management Alternatives grant fromthe U.S. Department of Agriculture.He now plans to find out how much and how often the water shouldbe sprayed, which ornamentals it works best on and how its costcompares to that of traditional fungicides.Buck’s research may lead to EO water replacing or reducingthe use of chemical fungicides in commercial greenhouses.”The electrolyzed oxidizing water unit won’t be an affordableoption for mom-and-pop nurseries,” he said. “But largenursery operators should find the cost well worth the benefit.”For the past four years, CAES food scientists have been usingthe electrolyzed water to kill bacteria on food and sanitize surfacesand equipment used in food preparation.”We’re focusing on finding safe, effective, economicaland practical means of controlling food-borne pathogens as foodmoves from the farm, through postharvest operations and onto thetable at home,” said Yen-Con Hung, a CAES food scientist.”EO water has many applications,” he said, “fromnonthermal food washing and sanitization to water treatment andgeneral household cleaning applications.”Hung has tested electrolyzed water’s effectiveness for controllingfood-borne pathogens on plastic kitchen cutting boards, freshpoultry and lettuce.”This water drastically cuts down the levels of Salmonellaand Campylobacter on chicken carcasses,” Hung said. “Itwould be a very effective addition to chicken processing plants.”He has found the water effective, too, at removing pathogenson foods like lettuce that can’t be heated to kill bacteria.last_img read more

Leading Australian asset manager to adopt carbon reduction targets

first_imgLeading Australian asset manager to adopt carbon reduction targets FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Australian:Australia’s biggest energy network will face an unprecedented emissions reduction target as its owner — industry super-annuation giant IFM Investors — launches an ambitious project to cut carbon across its vast asset holdings.Emissions reductions targets of up to 100 per cent by 2030 will be slapped on a broad range of infrastructure assets across the nation, including the Ausgrid electricity network, Melbourne and Brisbane airports, and NSW ports.The $140 billion IFM Investors, chaired by former ACTU head Greg Combet and co-owned by 27 of the biggest industry super funds, including AustralianSuper, Hostplus and Cbus, also controls or has large stakes in assets such as the Port of Brisbane, Southern Cross Station in Melbourne and Northern Territory Airports.IFM Investors will announce today a move to strip 200,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually from the assets by 2030 — equal to removing almost 70,000 cars from the road. Following the collapse of the Coalition’s national energy guarantee last year, IFM Investors will apply an emissions reduction target of between 8 and 25 per cent on infrastructure projects by 2024, and of 38 to 100 per cent by 2030.Ausgrid, which was half-privatised by the NSW Liberal government for $16bn in 2016, is the largest energy network in the country, supplying more than 1.6 million homes and businesses across Sydney, the NSW central coast and the Hunter region. It will now attempt to reduce its emissions by 8 per cent over the next five years, and by 17 per cent by 2030. To achieve this, IFM will invest in a range of solar energy projects, launch efficiency upgrades on its buildings, install thousands of energy-efficient lights and use low-emission vehicles. NT Airports, meanwhile, is hoping to achieve a 100 per cent emissions reduction by 2030.Ausgrid, which owns the NSW energy distribution network, triggers the majority of its emissions through electrical line losses by transmitting power over long distances. While these particular costs would be too “prohibitive” to clamp down on, IFM said it would tackle inefficient streetlights, which account for 11 per cent of emissions, and convert more than 250,000 to energy-efficient bulbs. The company will also install more than 11,500 rooftop solar panels across its work sites. Excluding the emissions for line losses, the program will cut Ausgrid’s emissions by 44 per cent by the end of 2024.More: Super giant to impose 100pc carbon reduction targetslast_img read more

The Americans: Cold War Life Is Complicated on the Home Front

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York We’re almost a third of the way through the fourth season on FX of The Americans, aka cable television’s most under-appreciated show—looking at you, Emmys—and we can’t help but cringe at how, for so many people, Philip and Elizabeth Jennings included, everything appears to be spiraling out of control.We knew that life at the Jennings house in suburban D.C. was going to get even more complicated now that Paige knows her parents’ dirty little secret. If the prior three seasons were about preparing for the inevitability that someone close to them would discover that they’re KGB spies, then what’s happening now is an even broader look at the Cold War implications for all those involved.Gone is Nina—executed for being a traitor. Once she was locked up in a Soviet prison for turning her back on the motherland, it became apparent that her turbulent life would end in excruciating agony. But the bullet to the head was a shockingly expedient way for her life—and heartbreaking story—to end.Her death could have far-reaching ramifications, however. None bigger, perhaps, than Oleg’s own future act of betrayal. Already devastated by the loss of his brother on the battlefield during the Soviet Union’s covert war in Afghanistan, Oleg could go running to frenemy and intelligence-rival Stan Beeman, the only person in America he identifies with, and eventually spill his guts to the FBI. If Oleg himself feels abandoned by his own country—spurred by Nina’s execution and his brother’s untimely death—then he may be extremely motivated to show his government that love runs deeper than patriotism.Meanwhile, Stan has his own problems. On the prowl for an FBI mole, Stan, the agency’s spy hunter, is suspicious of Martha. After months of striking out in his mission to capture an elusive KGB duo (the Jennings, of course), it appears he’s primed for a big win. Martha is worried that the walls of justice are closing in around her, and that she may meet the same fate as Nina, minus an extrajudicial execution. Things are not looking good for Martha, however you slice it.Considering Philip’s agony that Martha’s cover is in danger of being blown, it appears that he may have to resolve the problem himself. Philip’s love for Elizabeth is undeniable, but there’s something about Martha that changed him. Maybe it’s her innocence, or the way she accepted him into her life despite his many faults. Martha, in some way, represents all of us: diehard fans—Americans fans—who can’t help but root for Philip and Elizabeth despite the trail of innocent blood they leave in their wake. You get the feeling that Martha knows Clark (Philip’s alias) is dangerous but she loves him anyway, which makes what seems to be her impending doom that much harder to take. Maybe the Russians will choose to intervene and pull Martha out, never to be seen on American soil again. But why risk it when it’s easier to silence the problem? Unfortunately for Philip, it appears this will be his cross to bear.It’s amazing how much the Jennings can juggle. Not only do they have to deal with Martha’s tenuous situation at the FBI and their own near-death experience, but now there’s the nagging problem of Pastor Tim, whom Paige mistakenly entrusted with her parents’ long-held secret identity. Now Paige feels responsible, but she’s unsure if she’s capable of living a life of lies. While it’s easier to predict Oleg and Martha’s future, Paige’s narrative arc is cloudier. Her fate could hinge on Pastor Tim and his wife. One wrong step on the pastor’s part could send her away, sparking her transformation from suburban teen to second generation Soviet spy, which could then put Elizabeth and Philip on a collision course. Elizabeth, of course, is more amenable to Paige continuing the family business, but what about Philip? If Martha’s expected demise is not enough to push him away, then maybe his daughter’s following the Jennings’ KGB career path is.(Photo credit: The Americans/Facebook)last_img read more

Modern homes in Scarborough are in high demand but tough to find

first_img229 Scarborough Road, ScarboroughCONTEMPORARY homes in Scarborough and surrounding suburbs are in high demand, a local real estate agent says.Ray White Redcliffe sales consultant Andrew Campbell said more and more people were seeking modern homes but they were few and far between.“New homes we’re finding hard to come by,” Mr Campbell said.He recently sold a modern two-storey home at 229 Scarborough Rd for $649,000, which had two offers in the week it was on the market.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019229 Scarborough Road, Scarborough“It was on the market for four months with two other agents before we took it on (but) we had it on the market for less than a week,” Mr Campbell said.“It went to one of the people from our investment database.“(They were) a NSW investor and we’ve already found a tenant for them as well.”It was the top sale for a house in the Redcliffe & Bayside Herald region within the past week.He said its modern style was one of the main selling points as well as its location.“It’s modern, it’s low maintenance and even though it’s on Scarborough Rd, it’s not a particularly busy section,” Mr Campbell said.last_img read more

Wood to provide subsea integration and flow assurance for Jansz-lo

first_imgGorgon LNG; Image courtesy of WoodUK-based services provider Wood has secured a new contract with Chevron Australia to provide subsea integration and flow assurance FEED services for the Jansz-lo compression project off Western Australia.Wood said on Wednesday that the one-year would be effective immediately and delivered by the company’s team based in Perth.The Jansz-lo compression project will maintain gas supply to the existing Gorgon LNG facility. Wood will lead as system integrator of the technology, providing independent flow assurance, subsea design, and construction engineering support during the FEED.The Jansz-Io field is located around 200 kilometers offshore the north-west coast of Western Australia at approximately 1,350 meters below the surface.It is worth mentioning that Wood signed a global master services agreement with Chevron in 2017 that enables the company to deliver conceptual engineering, pre-FEED, FEED detailed design, and procurement services in multiple locations across the operator’s global onshore and offshore asset portfolio.Also, in March 2019, Norwegian services company Aker Solutions won a master contract to support the delivery of a subsea compression system for the Jansz-Io field offshore Australia.last_img read more

‘Green guards’ secure plazas, Iloilo Esplanade

first_imgThe mayor recently announced a P50,000reward to whoever could give information leading to the arrest of vandals whosavaged palm trees at the Iloilo Esplanade.“I am willing to spend money para madakpan ang naga-vandalizekag nagapatay sa mga tanum,” he said.The reward will be from his personal funds, he stressed. “Their primary duty is to protect mostespecially ornamental plants. They patrol their areas,” said Mayor JerryTreñas. The mayor expressed alarm over thedeliberate destruction of plants at public plazas and the esplanade. ILOILO City – The city governmenthired 30 “green guards” to secure public plazas and the Iloilo Esplanade fromvandals. “They bring with them citationtickets,” said Treñas. These “green guards” recentlyunderwent a five-day “paralegal seminar workshop on anti-littering” conductedby City Environment and Natural Resources Office. They were authorized toapprehend vandals and litterbugs. The vandalizing of the esplanade haslong been a problem. During the administration of then mayor Jose Espinosa III,plants were uprooted but the culprits had not been identified and arrested./PNlast_img read more