Good news in the race to build new homes!

first_imgHome » News » Land & New Homes » Good news in the race to build new homes! previous nextLand & New HomesGood news in the race to build new homes!16,000 jobs and 10,000 homes to be created by Enfield Council as Barratt London appointed as Meridian Water master developer.The Negotiator16th June 201601,157 Views Good news for Sadiq Khan’s (right) housing plans – Enfield Council is to create 16,000 jobs and 10,000 homes on its £3.5 billion development Meridian Water. The Council has also appointed Barratt London as the master developer, working with SEGRO as a development partner on the urban logistics element of the project.The project will provide 10,000 homes, 6,000 permanent jobs, 10,000 jobs in the construction industry, and supporting infrastructure including a railway station, shops and other community facilities in a beautiful waterfront setting. As one of the biggest developments in the United Kingdom and one of the largest housing developments in London it will also play a major role in helping to ease the housing crisis in the capital.Meridian Water has already been given housing zone status by the government meaning it will be easier and quicker to provide new housing on the site than would be normal. But the scheme will also see significant investment in the area’s community facilities and transport links which will improve connectivity between north London and the Lee Valley corridor and help to add an estimated £3 billion to the UK economy by 2036 by stimulating growth elsewhere in the region.Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing & Housing Regeneration, Cllr Ahmet Oykener, said, “It is incredibly exciting that we have appointed Barratt London & SEGRO to make Meridian Water a reality. Now we can start getting boots on the ground and proceed with this transformational project for Edmonton and the wider area and create a truly world class development which will improve the quality of life for tens of thousands of people.“Meridian Water will play a huge part in helping to ease the housing crisis in London and will provide fantastic quality accommodation to thousands of families. It is a truly huge project which demonstrates Enfield Council’s commitment to improving the quality of life for its residents.”Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration & Business, Cllr Alan Sitkin, said: “Meridian Water will give an enormous boost to the construction industry both in London and the United Kingdom creating thousands of specialist jobs as we create a legacy of opportunity, investment and employment in London.jobs new home builds Meridian Water Barratt building new homes SEGRO Enfield Council June 16, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021last_img read more

FORMER COUNCILMAN STEVE BAGBEY SERVICES SET FOR AUGUST 24, 2017

first_imgSteve Bagbey, 68, of Evansville, passed away at his residence Sunday, August 20, 2017. He was born to the late John and Anna Marie (Riger) Bagbey, September 13, 1948.Steve retired from the Evansville Police Department after 26 years as a detective. He was an Evansville City Councilmanfor 16 years. After his retirement with the Police Department, he was Director of Security for the Catholic Diocese of Evansville. Steve referred high school and college sports for over 27 years and coached numerous youth sports. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather.He is survived by his wife, Linda (Howton) of 45 years; sons, Sean Bagbey (Carla) and their children, Noah, and Ainsley; Chris Bagbey (Brittany) and their children Keaton, and Keeley; sisters, Daphne Monaco of Louisville, KY, Leah Parker and Sara Murray both of Evansville.He is preceded in death by his parents; and mother in law, Sue Ann Howton.Visitation will be from 3-7pm Thursday, August 24, 2017, at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel 800 S. Hebron. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:00 am Friday, August, 25, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church 1303 S Green River Rd, Evansville, IN with Father Bernie Etienne officiating.Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery where the Fraternal Order of Police will conduct graveside services.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Foundation supports particle physics program

first_imgFifteen years ago, physics professor Randy Ruchti started the QuarkNet Center at Notre Dame to develop an interest in particle physics among students and provide research opportunities for high school teachers across the country. Now, professor Mitchell Wayne and the University run the national QuarkNet program, currently comprised of 50 centers nationwide involving more than 500 high school teachers. As a result of its growth and progress, the National Science Foundation awarded the Department of Physics a $6.1 million gift to support the educational program. “It’s important to receive funding from the government to continue research and do broader education outreach to bring the excitement of physics to high school students and teachers,” Wayne, the program’s principal investigator, said. Local high school teachers meet every week at Notre Dame’s QuarkNet Center on Eddy Street to discuss curriculum development, methods for bringing research into the classroom and ways to get their students excited about science. These teachers and students collaborate each year to conduct research at the center. Wayne said one of the two detectors that discovered the groundbreaking Higgs boson particle has components built by local high school teachers and students working with Notre Dame professors and students in the lab. “I’ve seen some of our local students really get excited about scientific research and go on to do well in science fairs and decide to study physics in college,” Wayne said. “A couple years ago, we saw the first of our QuarkNet students receive a Ph.D. in physics who began as a high school junior in our lab. It’s great to see the local teachers get involved, conduct research and get excited about physics.” Last December, the University submitted a proposal to receive an additional five years of funding, Wayne said. “We then had a joint review with the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C., during the springtime,” he said. “We were officially notified a few weeks ago of this award.” Wayne said the department will use the $6.1 million award to support other QuarkNet centers through stipends. “It all goes to helping our staff to provide help and support to high school teachers across the country,” he said. Education and outreach are important pillars of the department’s mission, Wayne said. “It’s really important for Notre Dame to be giving back to the community, especially in S.T.E.M. [science, technology, engineering and mathematics] areas,” Wayne said. “Our center provides professional development for local high school physics teachers and helps get students interested in the subject.”last_img read more

OpEd: Suffolk on Brink of Fiscal Disaster

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York It’s official: For the second year in a row, Suffolk County has been rated the most fiscally stressed county in the state. This assessment is not from some think tank; this is directly from the New York State comptroller’s office, and the report shows what I have been saying all along: Suffolk is in a fiscal crisis.To say that the county is showing “significant” fiscal stress, like the report said, is a gross understatement. According to the state comptroller, Suffolk’s general fund balance is running a deficit of more than $91 million. That is more than three times the figure from three years ago. It also shows that, since 2016, expenditures have outpaced revenues. That is because our current county executive, Steve Bellone, is spending more than the county is taking in and continues to borrow against our future. And because of our junk bond status, he will borrow at higher interest rates, burdening the county’s taxpayers.This is not a problem that can be solved by increasing taxes. The truth of the matter is, unlike what Bellone would have you believe, most county taxpayers in its five western towns have experienced annual tax increases averaging about 4 percent per year over the past several years, well above the 2 percent tax cap. County residents are simply taxed too much and can no longer afford to live here.We are in a fiscal free fall, with insufficient cash flow, making it difficult to pay the county’s bills. We are now in a position where we are having difficulty meeting our financial obligations from week to week. Many of our vendors are receiving delayed payments, putting significant financial stress on them as well. It means these companies will not meet payroll, employees will not be paid on time, jobs will be in jeopardy and, in many cases, a reduction in services to the taxpayers.The tax-and-spend policies of this administration have created this fiscal crisis and have hurt Suffolk taxpayers. This has to end. John M. Kennedy is a candidate for Suffolk County executive.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Increased Training Opportunities for Careers in Demand in Western Pennsylvania

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Increased Training Opportunities for Careers in Demand in Western Pennsylvania Economy,  Education,  Jobs That Pay,  PAsmart,  Press Release,  Workforce Development Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the approval of two apprenticeship grants to assist with classroom training for 60 apprentices in Western Pennsylvania, enabling the recipients to strengthen and expand their apprenticeship programs. The funding, granted to Sheet Metal Workers Local Union #12 and Steamfitters Local Union 449 in Pittsburgh, will build on the governor’s commitment to expanding job training opportunities for Pennsylvanians.“The more we can support apprenticeship programs across the commonwealth, the stronger our workforce becomes,” Governor Wolf said. “These two grants will help Sheet Metal Workers Local Union #12 and Steamfitter/Pipefitter Local Union 449 with the costs associated with expensive classroom training for 60 apprentices for positions like design, machining, and welding. It’s a win-win for both workers and companies in the region.”The first grant, approved for the Sheet Metal Workers Local Union #12 in Pittsburgh for $297,000 over three years, will support the cross-training of 30 apprentices to work on many different types of projects. The Local Union #12 works with shop designing and manufacturing metal products, and also works with commercial industrial sites. These family-sustaining wage positions are in great demand, particularly in this region of the state. Apprentices will complete 1,000 hours of classroom learning over five years. Apprentices also can take further elective work to obtain additional certifications.The second grant, approved for the Steamfitters Local Union 449 in Pittsburgh for $297,000 over three years, will support continued and additional training in advanced welding for 30 apprentices. With the construction of the Shell cracker plant in Beaver County and the growth of the petrochemical industry, the region is seeing a heightened demand for pipe welders. With the grant, Steamfitter LU449 will ramp up their apprenticeship opportunities and offer training during the daytime, evening, and weekend in welding and rigging.Apprenticeship programs provide access to career pathways and enable apprentices to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to compete in today’s economy. Classroom training is a required component of registered apprenticeship programs across Pennsylvania, and complements traditional on-the-job training. The technical material taught in a classroom environment enables apprentices to learn fundamental concepts, terminology, procedures, safety requirements, and basic tools and instruments.Apprenticeships are a key component of Governor Wolf’s PAsmart proposal designed to strengthen Pennsylvania’s workforce. As part of the governor’s 2018-2019 budget proposal, PAsmart would improve coordination across commonwealth agencies and invest $50 million to improve access for Pennsylvania students and workers to education, training, and career readiness programs. That investment includes an additional $7 million to support apprenticeships, with the goal of doubling the number of registered apprentices in Pennsylvania by 2025. Working collaboratively with the business community, community colleges, and other higher education providers, funds will support youth pre-apprenticeship and registered apprenticeship experiences as well as adult apprenticeship programs at the postsecondary level.PAsmart would also build on the Wolf Administration’s Apprenticeship Training Office (ATO) which the administration established in 2016 to support and expand registered apprenticeship programs statewide. Since the ATO was created in early 2016, the office has registered 107 new sponsors and 149 new apprenticeship programs or occupations, bringing the total number of registered apprentices to 15,476 statewide.For more information about the Wolf Administration’s commitment to workforce development, visit the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) website or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img June 15, 2018last_img read more

Gov. Wolf Applauds Environmental Board’s Commitment to Reducing Climate Change Impact in Pennsylvania

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter September 16, 2020 Environment,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf applauded the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) vote in favor of reducing carbon pollution from power plants. The EQB voted yesterday 13-6 in favor of the proposed regulation.Under the proposed regulation, electric power plants that emit carbon dioxide will be required to obtain credits compatible with other states in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a coalition of states that have a regional cap on emissions. Modeling from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) shows that participating in RGGI will decrease climate change causing carbon dioxide pollution as well as generate new jobs and reduce air pollution-related illness.“As the numerous hurricanes that have hit the Gulf Coast and devastating wildfires in the west have shown, climate change is not going to wait. When I signed the executive order last year it was because I knew it was time to tackle this problem, and RGGI is part of that solution,” said Gov. Wolf.Since taking office, Gov. Wolf has made it a top priority to reduce climate change impact in the commonwealth. He signed an Executive Order that directed DEP to begin a rulemaking process that will allow Pennsylvania to participate in RGGI.A majority of Pennsylvanians support strong climate action and participation in RGGI helps make Pennsylvania a climate leader. The proposed regulation will be reviewed by the Office of the Attorney General and a public comment and participation period will be announced at a later date.Electricity generation is one of the leading sources of carbon dioxide emissions in Pennsylvania, and the commonwealth is a leading emissions source in the country. The proposed regulation would reduce carbon emissions by an estimated 188 million tons between 2022 (when the regulation would go into effect) and 2030.In addition, other benefits of RGGI for Pennsylvania include:Reduce carbon emissions by 188 million tonsIncrease of more than 30,000 jobsReduction of other air pollutants like SO2 and NOxAvoiding 639 premature deaths from air pollution-related health issuesMore information about RGGI can be found at www.dep.pa.gov/RGGI.center_img Gov. Wolf Applauds Environmental Board’s Commitment to Reducing Climate Change Impact in Pennsylvanialast_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Victorious Over Lady Trojans

first_imgThe Batesville Girls Varsity Tennis team defeated East Central 4-1 on Tuesday.#1 Singles- Alana Pinckley lost 4-6, 6-7 (8).#2 Singles= Rachael Rose won 6-2, 6-3.#3 Singles- Audrey Weigel won 6-1, 6-0.#1 Doubles= Anna Kick and Julia Hunter won 6-0, 6-3.#2 Doubles- Baylee Rohlfing and Corinne Stone won 6-0, 6-0.The JV also won 6-2. Sophie Brown, Jenna Ertel, and Maggie Walsman, and Audrey Amberger won in singles. In doubles, the teams of Maggie Schwettman & Kate Poltrack and Tori Kurtz & Ella Gutzwiller were winners.Batesville is 2-1 on the season and 2-0 in the EIAC. They will play Franklin County at home on Thursday at 4:30.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.last_img read more

Mancini aims to keep pressure on United

first_img Mancini has refused to concede defeat despite the champions falling 12 points behind United a month ago and being given no opportunity by their rivals to reduce the deficit since. The Italian is relying on favours from elsewhere but is determined to pounce on any United slip-ups in the two rounds of fixtures before the sides meet at Old Trafford on April 8. Mancini said: “The next two or three games will be crucial. If they lose a point in the next two games – maybe.” Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini believes his side can reignite the title race by cutting Manchester United’s Barclays Premier League lead before next month’s derby. Press Associationcenter_img He continued: “After the two games, we have the derby. But it all depends on us. When you are behind you should win every game. “We hope we can play a derby with nine, seven points, maybe 10. Less than 12 would be better. From the derby to the end of the season, they have three or four difficult games.” City will get the chance to apply some pressure to United as they are the first in action this weekend. City take on Everton at Goodison Park at Saturday lunchtime before United face struggling Reading at Old Trafford in the evening. But Mancini accepts keeping City’s end of the bargain will be tough enough with his side having a poor recent record against the Toffees. City have lost five of their last seven against the Merseysiders and they played out a 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium in December. Mancini said: “Every game against Everton is very hard. It is difficult because Everton are a top team, they play always 100 per cent. They are strong, they have good players and a good manager. “They always play well against top clubs. If you want to beat Everton, you should be ready to fight in every position. They work hard as a team. For every team it is difficult against them.” City will again be without injured captain Vincent Kompany and striker Sergio Aguero. Kompany has missed seven games with calf problems while Aguero has been back to Argentina to receive treatment on the knee injury that has sidelined him for the last two matches. last_img read more

De Gea misses United’s tour opener

first_img Bastian Schweinsteiger, one of 11 half-time substitutions, proved every inch the commanding presence in midfield after his introduction and United, who played in a 4-2-3-1 formation, looked comfortable throughout the first match of their four-game tour. De Gea had to watch from the stands, with United citing a “minor” injury to the goalkeeper, who is wanted by Real Madrid, just before kick-off. Van Gaal may have been putting his players through gruelling double sessions this week, but he warned prior to kick-off not to expect too much from his team. Barely five minutes had passed when they broke the deadlock, though. Juan Mata lifted the ball to the back post and Schneiderlin guided a looping header into the far corner. A brief lull followed as both teams struggled to find their rhythm on a heavy pitch that had been extensively watered before kick-off. Depay was trying hard to make an impression, dropping deep and demanding the ball. There were a few gasps when Depay was sent flying in the air by a challenge from Rubens Sambueza, who received a caution. But the Dutchman was soon back on his feet. He then slotted a ball through to Rooney, but the skipper rolled a low shot wide. Depay could have helped United double their lead, but he shot at a defender rather than square to Ashley Young, who was clearly unhappy with his new team-mate. Schweinsteiger made his entrance during the raft of half-time changes. The German comfortably took to his role at the base of United’s midfield, dictating the tempo of a match that Van Gaal’s men were controlling with ease. Andreas Pereira and Adnan Januzaj went close, but Club America then found their feet and pushed for an equaliser. Alejandro Diaz struck the foot of Anders Lindegaard’s post in the 76th minute, but the game then petered out and United recorded a welcome win. Press Association Louis van Gaal handed debuts to all four of his summer signings and one of them – Morgan Schneiderlin – scored the winning goal with an early header. Memphis Depay, playing in the number 10 roled behind Wayne Rooney, impressed during the first half, and Matteo Darmian made a crucial interception to deny United’s Mexican opponents. David de Gea was absent through injury as Manchester United started their pre-season tour with a 1-0 win over Club America in Seattle. last_img read more

Ex-Brazil forward Rafael Sobis returns to Internacional

first_imgRio de Janeiro: Former Brazil international forward Rafael Sobis has returned to his original Internacional club for the 2019 season, the Porto Alegre club said.The 33-year-old, who has been capped eight times for Brazil, signed a 12-month contract with Internacional a day after parting ways with their Brazilian rivals Cruzeiro, reports Efe.“Rafael Sobis is back at the Beira-Rio (stadium),” Internacional said in a statement on the club’s official website on Saturday.The former Real Betis player began his professional career at Inter in 2004, scoring 40 goals in 131 matches over three seasons before joining Spain’s Real Betis.He returned for a brief loan spell in 2010 and 2011, netting eight times in 36 games.Internacional finished third in the 2018 Brazilian Serie A standings, 11 points behind champions Palmeiras. IANSAlso Read: Sports Newslast_img read more