DfT publishes recommendations to deliver fairer deal for communities on HS2 property schemes

first_imgDfT publishes recommendations to deliver fairer deal for communities on HS2 property schemes An overhaul of how land and property is purchased for High Speed 2 (HS2) will deliver a fairer deal for communities impacted by the project, Transport Minister Andrew Stephenson announced today (Tuesday 17 November 2020), as he published a range of recommendations to improve acquisition processes.The 36 proposals are the result of the Department for Transport’s (DfT’s) HS2 land and property review and pave the way for an improved system that focuses on better communication, more flexible compensation packages and tailored support for businesses.The review was commissioned by the HS2 Minister after the government gave the green light to build the entire HS2 project, alongside a commitment to improve management and boost transparency, accountability and value to the taxpayer.HS2 Minister Andrew Stephenson said:When we gave HS2 the go-ahead, we vowed that we would strengthen our oversight and control to ensure this vital project is delivered at the right price, and that those impacted by its construction get a fairer deal.As we build back better from COVID-19, these recommendations will ensure communities are treated with respect by establishing a more transparent compensation process and creating tailored support for businesses.Work on implementing the recommendations will begin immediately, with priority given to those that will have the greatest impact as swiftly as possible.Conducted over the summer, the review has been shaped by a number of key stakeholders, MPs that represent constituencies along the route and HS2 Ltd. The review also includes the lessons learnt from Phase 1 of the project and considers the compensation arrangements of other infrastructure projects.Among the recommendations published today are measures designed to speed up property valuations and disturbance payments, settle cases and disputes more quickly, and build on the improvements HS2 Ltd have introduced to engage more effectively with people.Tony Mulhall, Associate Director, Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors, said:We welcome the government’s proposals published today. Recommending better communication around a complicated system, such as compulsory purchase, and giving more support to those who may not be familiar with the processes is a positive step.RICS requires its professionals to always come to a fair and equitable outcome in a reasonable time frame that is to the benefit of all parties. Added government support for an improved faster and fairer system, with all sides adhering to established standards of good practice, can only be to the benefit of the communities along the routes and is something we fully support.The new proposals will be taken into consideration as the government progresses plans for Phases 2a and 2b of the project, which will see the delivery of high-speed rail services to a new station at Manchester Piccadilly, and to Leeds via the East Midlands.In September, HS2 Ltd announced that it had officially started construction on Phase 1 of the line, spearheading the creation of 22,000 jobs.Last month, the company announced the creation of 412 new apprenticeship opportunities, as part of its Skills, Employment and Education Strategy to create at least 2,000 apprenticeships during the life span of the project. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:acquisition, communication, covid-19, education, employment, Government, Impact, infrastructure, jobs, Minister, project, property, purchase, speed, taxpayer, Transport, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

New medical assistance in dying legislation becomes law

first_imgNew medical assistance in dying legislation becomes law From: Department of Justice CanadaMedical assistance in dying (MAID) is a complex and deeply personal issue. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring our laws reflect Canadians’ evolving needs, support their autonomy and freedom of choice, and protect those who are vulnerable.Ottawa – Department of Justice CanadaMedical assistance in dying (MAID) is a complex and deeply personal issue. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring our laws reflect Canadians’ evolving needs, support their autonomy and freedom of choice, and protect those who are vulnerable.Today, the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced that changes to Canada’s Criminal Code provisions on MAID have received Royal Assent and immediately came into force.The new MAID law marks a significant milestone. The changes are the result of over five years of experience with MAID in Canada. The new law responds to feedback from over 300,000 Canadians, experts, practitioners, stakeholders, provinces and territories, provided during the January and February 2020 consultations. It is also informed by the testimony of over 120 expert witnesses heard throughout Bill C-7’s study by the House of Commons and the Senate.Specifically, the new law:removes the requirement for a person’s natural death to be reasonably foreseeable in order to be eligible for MAID, in response to the 2019 Superior Court of Québec’s Truchon rulingintroduces a two-track approach to procedural safeguards based on whether or not a person’s natural death is reasonably foreseeableexisting safeguards are maintained and, in some cases, eased for eligible persons whose natural death is reasonably foreseeablenew and strengthened safeguards are introduced for eligible persons whose natural death is not reasonably foreseeabletemporarily excludes eligibility for individuals suffering solely from mental illness for 24 months, and requires the Ministers of Justice and Health to initiate an expert review tasked with making recommendations within the next year on protocols, guidance and safeguards for MAID for persons suffering from mental illnessallows eligible persons whose natural death is reasonably foreseeable, and who have a set date to receive MAID, to waive final consent if they are at risk of losing capacity in the interimallows for expanded data collection and analysis through the federal monitoring regime to provide a more complete and inclusive picture of MAID in CanadaThe Government of Canada recognizes that other important outstanding issues related to MAID must still be explored. Areas such as the eligibility of mature minors, advance requests, mental illness, palliative care and the protection of Canadians living with disabilities will be considered during a parliamentary review of the MAID legislation that would begin within the next 30 days. The committee responsible for the parliamentary review process will be required to submit its report to Parliament no later than one year after the start of the review.Quotes“Important changes to Canada’s medical assistance in dying law are officially in force. Many Canadians, particularly those who are suffering intolerably, were anxious to see these changes become reality. It has been a long process, and I am glad that the wait is over. The revised law respects the autonomy and freedom of choice of all Canadians to decide for themselves when their suffering has become intolerable, while protecting the vulnerable.”The Honourable David Lametti, P.C., Q.C., M.P.Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada“As the Minister of Health, the health and wellbeing of Canadians is my primary concern. The new law is the product of a comprehensive effort informed by thoughtful contributions from many sources including health care providers, academics, and the public. It is a significant, but measured step to addressing access to MAID in Canada. I believe this new law offers an approach to medical assistance in dying that will best serve the interests of all Canadians.”The Honourable Patty Hajdu, P.C., M.P.Minister of HealthQuick factsMAID became legal in Canada in June 2016. The federal legislation sets out eligibility criteria for those who wish to apply for MAID, as well as the safeguards physicians and nurse practitioners must follow.On July 24, 2020, Health Canada released the First Annual Report on Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada (2019) which is the first report using data collected under the Regulations for the Monitoring of Medical Assistance in Dying.Since June 2016, there have been more than 13,000 reported medically assisted deaths in Canada. This figure is based on voluntarily reported data from the provinces and territories prior to November 1, 2018, and data collected under the new monitoring regime after that date.MAID deaths as a percentage of all deaths in Canada remains consistent with other international assisted-dying regimes.Cancer is the most frequently cited underlying medical condition, followed by respiratory, neurological and cardiovascular conditions.The majority of individuals receiving MAID (82.1%) were reported to have received palliative care services.The Council of Canadian Academies completed reviews in three areas where MAID was not allowed under the 2016 legislation: requests by mature minors, advance requests, and requests where a mental disorder is the sole underlying medical condition. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:attorney-general, autonomy, Canada, cardiovascular, council, Criminal, Department of Justice, Government, health, justice, legislation, Minister, Ottawa, palliative care, parliament, wellbeinglast_img read more

$65 Million to Continue Tax Administration and Customs Reform

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail $65 Million to Continue Tax Administration and Customs Reform Budget 2014/2015April 9, 2014Written by: Douglas McIntosh Related$205 Million for Reading Project in Primary Schools RelatedCorrectional Facilities to be Repaired and Expanded Work by Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ), and Jamaica Customs to improve the business environment in order to help facilitate economic growth, should advance significantly this year.This, as an additional $65 million has been earmarked in the 2014/15 Estimates of Expenditure, currently before the Standing Finance Committee of the House of Representatives, to complete the work in this area.The undertaking, which is jointly funded by the Government of Jamaica (GoJ), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), aims to improve Jamaica’s tax administration system; facilitate micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises with credit access; and ensure policy, regulatory, and legislative changes, conducive to economic growth, and the attendant necessary reforms.The project, which initially ran from March 2010 to August 2013, has, thus far, provided Jamaica Customs with support and assistance to conduct a post-clearance audit for targeted imports within the petroleum sector; and prepare a database for use in identifying risk arrears, non-compliance, and fraud within the sector, and develop a risk management policy. It has also yielded a revised operational framework for petroleum monitoring.Other activities undertaken include: development of a prioritisation system for debt arrears collection; and an annual debt management plan.Anticipated targets for 2014/15, include: continued support for Tax Administration reform, and implementation of the risk management system and development of annual debt collection and audit plans; continued public/private stakeholders dialogue to encourage ongoing and new reform efforts; continued strengthening of TAJ to implement, review, and enhance a risk management system for identifying and prioritizing tax debt arrears for collection, as well as providing the agency with support to conduct targeted audits in priority sectors.The project was extended for 12 months and is scheduled for completion in August this year.center_img RelatedAllocation of $123 Million to Boost Export Capacity Story HighlightsWork by Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ), and Jamaica Customs to improve the business environment should advance significantly this year.An additional $65 million has been earmarked in the 2014/15 Estimates of Expenditure to complete the work in this area.The project has provided Jamaica Customs with support and assistance to conduct a post-clearance audit for targeted imports. Advertisementslast_img read more

Benefits from Tobacco Regulations

first_imgPhoto: JIS PhotographerMinister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson (centre) practises CPR as students from Negril All Age look on. Giving instructions are (from left): Health Educator/CPR instructor, Heart Foundation of Jamaica, Zayne-Ann Parkes and Senior CPR Instructor, Marco Broomfield (second left). Occasion was the National Schools ‘No Tobacco’ Poster and DJ competition, held at the St. Peter and Paul Church Hall on May 30, under the theme: ‘Smoke Free Public Spaces: It’s Your Right, Protect It’. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story HighlightsThe country is already seeing the benefits of the promulgation of the tobacco Regulations under the Jamaica Public Health Act.The Health Ministry is very pleased with the support received for the passage of the legislation.TheNCDA National Secondary School survey found that alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana and solvents/inhalants continue to be the substances most commonly used by students in Jamaica. RelatedNBTS/KPH Labour Day Blood Drive Yields 50 Units of Blood Benefits from Tobacco RegulationsJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Benefits from Tobacco Regulations Health & WellnessJune 2, 2014Written by: Latonya Lintoncenter_img Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says the country is already seeing the benefits of the promulgation of the tobacco Regulations under the Jamaica Public Health Act.“Jamaica is better for that decision. Already, we have seen in our public health clinics and hospitals reductions in admissions for certain kinds of diseases or patients who would normally have been affected by tobacco smoke in public places,” Dr. Ferguson said.He was speaking at the National Schools ‘No Tobacco’ Poster and DJ competition, held at the St. Peter and Paul Church Hall on May 30, under the theme: ‘Smoke Free Public Spaces: It’s Your Right, Protect It’.The Minister noted that the Ministry is also very pleased with the support received for the passage of the legislation.“While we had persons opposing initially, the surveys confirm that 83 per cent of the population was supportive of those regulations,” Dr. Ferguson said.The Regulations took effect on July 15, 2013. The main areas covered include a Smoke Free Environment, Tobacco Packaging and Labelling, Requirements for Graphic Health Warnings on 75 per cent of tobacco packaging (now revised to 60 per cent) and Disclosures Regarding Ingredients and Penalties for Violation of the Regulations.Meanwhile, the Health Minister informed that World No Tobacco Day will be celebrated on Saturday, May 31.“This is a special day on the calendar for all of us, but more so for young people. I know the pressure you often times undergo from your peers and they call you all types of names, because you do not fall in line. But it is not weak people who are needed to lead this war. You have to have strength and character and ensure that when the loud mouths come around, that you can reject them with confidence,” he encouraged.The National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) National Secondary School survey found that alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana and solvents/inhalants continue to be the substances most commonly used by students in Jamaica.The study contains data from 3,365 students across 38 schools from 11 parishes.Most of the students who participated were females (57.3 per cent). The age range of students was between 11 and 25 years, with the mean age being 14 years. RelatedUpgraded Health Facility Opens in St. Thomas RelatedDental Auxiliaries Conference Concludes in Lucea Advertisementslast_img read more

CRIME WATCH – Wednesday, July 03, 2019

first_imgHomeNewsCrimeCRIME WATCH – Wednesday, July 03, 2019 Jul. 03, 2019 at 5:00 amCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCRIME WATCH – Wednesday, July 03, 2019news2 years agoassaultCameron Toyjon TugarDarnell McTierrobberyverbal dispute These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.On June 23, at 12:37 a.m.Officers responded to the area of Neilson Way and Hollister for a report of a Robbery. The victim got into a verbal dispute with the suspects. One of the suspects pulled out a firearm and told the victim to give him his money. The suspects left the location and were found in the vicinity by assisting officers. The firearm was located by the suspects’ vehicle. A 15 year old juvenile from San Bernardino was arrested for robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. He was denied bail. Cameron Toyjon Tugar, 18, from Victorville was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and robbery. Bail was set at $50,000.Darnell McTier, 20, from Victorville was arrested for robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. Bail was set at $50,000.Tags :assaultCameron Toyjon TugarDarnell McTierrobberyverbal disputeshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentWASHINGTON – Trump campaign announces $105M raised during 2nd quarterCurious City – My Grandfather’s Immigrant EyesYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson19 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter19 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor19 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press19 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press19 hours agolast_img read more

11 more Covid related deaths in Northern Ireland

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook By News Highland – November 18, 2020 Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp 11 more Covid related deaths in Northern Irelandcenter_img Google+ WhatsApp Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows There have been another 11 Covid 19 related north of the border, with 518 new cases of Coronavirus.It brings the death toll in Northern Ireland to 889.The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic now stands at 48,229. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleTaoiseach pledges resources to LUHNext articleDonegal v Cavan – Breffni boss Mickey Graham News Highland Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

News / HMM joining 2M alliance may not be a done deal after all, post-Hanjin

first_imgBy Mike Wackett 21/09/2016 However, the demise of Hanjin is described by Alphaliner as a “game changer”, prompting a possible rethink of strategy by the 2M partners and HMM.The analyst noted that there had been hints from MSC – specifically referring to a comment in Hamburg last week by Caroline Becquart, MSC’s senior vice president and head of Asia network and vessel sharing agreements.Ms Becquart is reported to have said: “The memorandum of understanding is only a paper to agree to discuss. We are still in negotiation.”Indeed, this is also the view of a UK contact close to the situation at Felixstowe, who told The Loadstar yesterday: “Don’t hold your breath on HMM joining 2M.”And Alphaliner said: “So far, the 2M carriers are most aggressive when it comes to the deployment of additional capacity to cater for Hanjin’s former customers.”The analyst said the 2M’s new TP-1/Maple transpacific service – introduced to target distressed Hanjin shippers – would deploy ships of 7,800-9,400 teu, which are significantly larger than the 5,000 teu vessels originally announced.The view in Copenhagen and Geneva could well be that the primary rationale for HMM’s acceptance into the 2M – increased transpacific market share – has changed, given that the 2M partners are already grabbing a big chunk of the spoils of Hanjin’s sudden exit.However, post-Hanjin, HMM is in a much stronger position – to all intents and purposes, it has now become the “national” line of South Korea, given that it is majority owned by the state-owned Korea Development Bank (KDB).The South Korean economy remains heavily dependent on exports, and world manufacturing titans such as Samsung and LG were loyal supporters of Hanjin, with the former shipping around 40% of its products with the carrier and the latter 20%.Meanwhile, Hanjin’s collapse has dented the market share of THE Alliance. According to Alphaliner data, the five remaining members will have a combined market share of 28% on the transpacific trade and 23% on Asia-Europe, compared with 35% and 28% with Hanjin’s capacity contribution.Ironically, having excluded it from membership originally, THE Alliance partners could now be making overtures to HHM: the line could find itself top prize in a beauty contest. In the wake of the bankruptcy of South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping, compatriot Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) joining the 2M alliance may not be a done deal after all, according to Alphaliner.HMM was notably excluded from the 13 May announcement of THE Alliance grouping of Hanjin, Hapag-Lloyd (now including UASC), K Line, MOL, NYK and Yang Ming, as it was in the midst of financial restructuring.But HMM’s creditors demanded the carrier’s inclusion in a major alliance as one of the conditions of their continued support and HMM signed an MoU [memorandum of understanding] with Maersk Line and MSC on 14 July to join the 2M in April 2017, after its membership of the G6 alliance expires.The surprise signing of the so-called 3M MoU completed HMM’s voluntary agreement restructuring and resulted in a debt-for-equity swap with creditors.last_img read more

New mag: Du Toit is our cover star

first_img‘ Published on May 19, 2020 Shop Bras Online | Search AdsTake a Look at These Bra and Panty SetsShop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Watch: I wanted to rip Jean’s head off – Jaque FourieSA Rugby MagUndo World Rugby Player of the Year Pieter-Steph du Toit is on the cover of the latest SA Rugby magazine, which is now on sale.At the beginning of May, South Africa’s lockdown had been eased to level 4. It offered a glimmer of hope that there was some light at the end of the devastating coronavirus tunnel, particularly with the possibility of level 3 being introduced in June.On the rugby scene, it has been a particularly challenging time as talk of tournament cancellations and financial distress did the daily rounds. And yet, there were also those who looked for the silver lining, suggesting that the break from action provided an opportunity to consider radical changes for the long-term betterment of the game.Here at SA Rugby magazine, we’ve also sought to carefully consider the best possible content to offer at this time, and there are no shortage of fascinating stories to be told even in the absence of live action.Subscribe hereOne of those comes from our cover star, Pieter-Steph du Toit, who suffered a frightening injury just before Vodacom Super Rugby was suspended. The World Player of the Year opened up about this career-threatening and life-changing experience, revealing how it has provided him with a renewed appreciation of the game.This theme of compelling off-field stories runs throughout this issue, with former Sharks centre Paul Jordaan detailing a change of career path, while we hear the miraculous stories of New Zealander Michael Fatialofa and Paul Roos star Jordan Venter.In addition, we have exclusive interviews with Beast Mtawarira, Bloemfontein-bound Frans Steyn, Sharks star Sikhumbuzo Notshe, new Bulls director of rugby Jake White and much more.Look out for our selection of Bok Dream Teams and an all-time Foreign XV from Super Rugby.We do take a closer look at the considerable impact of Covid-19 on rugby, and there’s a special report on mental health.Enjoy the read during this extraordinary time and, most of all, keep safe!*Follow us on our new Instagram journey by clicking here– Craig Lewis*Have you signed up to our newsletter? Click here to join the thousands of readers who are part of our newsletter community. ‘ Posted in Columns, Craig Lewis, SA Rugby mag, Springboks, Teams, Test Rugby, Top headlines, Tournaments, Uncategorized  46  34 AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndo New mag: Du Toit is our cover star GoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ World Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVMaverick coach Eddie Jones has named his Test dream team made up of players he has worked with throughout his illustrious career.SA Rugby MagUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoShop Bras Online | Search AdsBrilliant Bra and Panty Sets (take a look)Shop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo贷款| 搜索广告在香港獲得貸款可能比您想的要容易贷款| 搜索广告|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Post by Craig Lewis ‘ ‘ 熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndoJapan-based Kiwi player: I hope to never experience this againSA Rugby MagUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

‘A beacon of hope’: Friends and family remember Ntunja

first_img BabbelLearning a new language this year? – This app gets you speaking in just 3 weeksBabbel|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Kaunda Ntunja Published on July 31, 2020 From the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVSA Rugby MagUndo Late SuperSport broadcaster Kaunda Ntunja’s life was celebrated in a memorial service broadcast on social media on Thursday evening. Ntunja, the former SA Schools captain, Cheetahs player and SuperSport Xhosa commentator, sadly passed away on Monday, 19 July.Among those who paid tribute to Ntunja was his long-time commentary partner and legend of non-racial rugby in the Eastern Cape, Makhaya Jack.‘It is with a very great, sad heart and regret that I could not be able to be physically present on your final send-off,’ Jack said. ‘However, I know you will understand. I am very pleased that we were both able to find and make time for each other, for constantly having those friendly, educating, humorous and sometimes touching conversations to each other.‘You are a beacon of hope to many in the rugby fraternity, in identifying, growing, developing and promoting the game of rugby throughout your scintillating voice,’ Jack added about Ntunja. ‘Your passion and spirit to drive, to make a difference, to force changes in stereotypes in the rugby circles. Your God-given talent and your passion was absolutely immeasurable and cannot be equated in any form.’WATCH: Ntunja introduces Kolisi as Springbok captainSports pundit Robert Marawa, who alongside Thando Manana and Lawrence Sephaka, appeared alongside Ntunja in a weekly Room Dividers radio show, called Ntunja ‘Mr Rugby’ in his tribute.‘One thing I will always respect about Kaunda was his ability to always ask, his ability to double-check that what he was doing was right, especially for black rugby,’ Marawa said.‘He was Mr Rugby personified. He transformed Xhosa commentary and made it something you wanted to listen to. He was an entertainer. He made us laugh. He made us cry. He poured his heart into his rugby commentary. It was different, it was unique and he loved his country. I am honoured to have known him.’As a rugby player, Ntunja  became the first black African to captain SA Schools and SA U19 in  2000 and 2001, respectively. He also played for the Border U18 side at the Craven Week in 2000 and represented the Sharks, Eastern Province and Lions.Speaking about Ntunja as a player, Sinethemba Zweni highlighted his tackle-breaking ability as well as his ability to offload the ball in the tackle.‘Kaunda was a visionary, a visionary who I was grateful to watch,’ Zweni said. ‘I was part of his life and when he was done with rugby, I knew there was another chapter for him and I knew something great was about to happen.’FROM THE MAGAZINE: Ntunja was a game-changerPhoto: Twitter Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby Magazine takes a look at five players who have only represented South Africa once but might do so again in the future.SA Rugby MagUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題小心會瘦過快…網友推爆:「真的瘦的超誇張!」熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMoneyMorningPaperThe 10 Richest Families Of The World. Especially No. 6 Is A Complete Surprise.MoneyMorningPaper|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLoans | Search AdsGetting a loan in Hong Kong may be easier than you thinkLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Post by SA Rugby magazine ‘ ‘ ‘center_img Posted in News, Top headlines 贷款| 搜索广告在香港獲得貸款可能比您想的要容易贷款| 搜索广告|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ ‘A beacon of hope’: Friends and family remember Ntunja GoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo  99  13 ‘ ‘ 熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoWorld Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVSA Rugby MagUndoWatch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeSA Rugby MagUndoAlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Newmark nabs REBNY prize for deal with NYC Health + Hospitals

first_imgNewmark’s Brian Waterman with 7 Hanover Square (Google Maps, Twitter)The lease deal to consolidate NYC Health + Hospitals’ six administrative offices scattered across three boroughs took almost three years to complete, involved four negotiating parties and resulted in $200 million in cost savings for the nonprofit corporation. It also won the team of Newmark Knight Frank brokers REBNY’s Ingenious award.Newmark’s Brian Waterman, Lance Korman, Ira Rovitz, Romel Cañete and Daniel Keegan won the Henry Hart Rice Achievement Award, the Real Estate Board of New York’s top prize for most innovative deal of the year.It all started with a request from the nonprofit corporation that operates the city’s public hospitals and health care facilities. The organization needed to combine and make more efficient its six offices that totaled about 350,000 square feet.But finding a suitable location to house thousands of employees was a challenge because HHC wanted the new location to be close to its administrative headquarters at 55 Water Street. Complicating that, its leases for the smaller offices had different expirations, and the nonprofit could not keep paying rent on those and a new location.The Newmark team found a solution just across the street from HHC headquarters: The former headquarters of Guardian Life Insurance at 50 Water Street — known as 7 Hanover Square at that time.But there were problems. The property’s ownership was in flux since Guardian Life exercised its $147 million purchase option at the end of its 20-year lease in 2017. The insurance company intended to buy the850,000-square-foot building from the landlord with the intention of flipping it. Guardian Life then moved on to sublease a smaller space from Coach at its 10 Hudson Yards location, and hired Cushman & Wakefield to market the Financial District property.“What we try to do is not necessarily to look at what’s readily available to the eye, but to dig and try to figure out where opportunities may be,” Waterman said on Wednesday, recalling his hunt for the new home for HHC employees.Then in January 2018, GFP Real Estate, in partnership with Northwind Group, signed a contract to buy 50 Water Street.Because GFP’s contract wouldn’t be completed until October 2019, Waterman’s negotiations involved four parties: The building’s original owners, Milstein Properties; Weiler Arnow Management Company and the Swig Company; the leaseholder Guardian Life and future owners, GFP Real Estate and Northwind Group; and HHC.Newmark’s Romel Cañete and Daniel Keegan got on board to provide financial strategies.At the end, HHC signed a 25-year lease for 526,552 square feet, which took effect in October 2019 when GFP closed on the purchase.The REBNY award to the Newmark team said it “not only achieved the largest relocation in Lower Manhattan in the last five years, but also created a campus environment with HHC’s corporate headquarters” while reducing the cost.The new office at 50 Water Street will “help the public hospital system further build a more efficient, centralized, and stronger hospital operation,” said Dr. Mitchell Katz, HHC president and CEO, in a statement. “This will benefit our patients and the residents of New York City as we continue to face the threats from this global health crisis and beyond.”Katz has said the new office would save HHC $200 million in rent over the lifetime of the lease.This was the third time Waterman took REBNY’s top honor, the second time for Romel Cañete and the first for Korman, Rovitz and Keegan.Other winnersThe second-place Robert T. Lawrence Memorial Award also went to a Newmark team. Heavyweight Jimmy Kuhn and his team brokered the $1.5 billion sale of a four-property Parker Real Estate portfolio — including the 291-unit Truffles Tribeca at 34 Desbrosses Street — by simultaneously negotiating with four separate buyers.James Nelson, Jon Epstein, Susan Kahaner and Jennifer Ogden of Avison Young took the third-place Edward S. Gordon Memorial Award for the sales of three properties at 1393 York Avenue, 351 East 74th Street, and 1745 First Avenue.Usually celebrated with a soiree, this year’s 76th annual industry awards were presented virtually.Contact Akiko Matsuda at [email protected] moreGFP and Northwind have big plans and atenant to match for FiDi office tower Cushman & CBRE share REBNY’s top ingenious deal award Gural family is buying Guardian Life’s FiDi HQ for $310M This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more