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Share via Shortlink Shear called it a “once-in-a-lifetime” project and expects buyers to come from all over the world, especially people who covet the Waldorf brand. “You just don’t get to build a Waldorf every day,” he said.Construction of the tower could begin in a year, depending on sales, Shear added. It will be built next to PMG’s X Miami apartment tower, and just south of the Holiday Inn downtown Miami.PMG Downtown Developers LLC paid $80 million, or about $900 per square foot, for the 2-acre site in November 2014.Dino Michael, senior vice president and global head of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, said Waldorf, which is owned by Hilton, has been trying to enter the Miami market “for quite some time.”Developers have increasingly partnered with luxury brands in South Florida, including Porsche Design, Armani/Casa, Missoni and Aston Martin. The Related Group recently launched sales of Baccarat Miami, which will eventually include three towers at 444 Brickell Avenue. Sales for the first 75-story building start in the $800 per-square-foot range.(Rendering via ArX Solutions)The tallest building in Miami currently is the 85-story Panorama Tower, a mixed-use hotel, luxury rental, office and retail building that Florida East Coast Realty completed in Brickell in 2018.Michael said the Waldorf Astoria building will “dominate” the Miami skyline.“What I really want is when you walk into the hotel and the residential component… you get a sense of architecture, brand and reassurance that you’re in a Waldorf Astoria,” he said.About a year ago, Dajia US tapped Douglas Elliman to handle sales of the refurbished Waldorf Astoria in New York. Waldorf also has residential developments underway in Antigua, Dubai, Beverly Hills, and Jakarta.Contact Katherine Kallergis Full Name* Email Address* PMG principals Kevin Maloney (middle), Ryan Shear (left) and Dan Kaplan with a rendering of Waldorf Astoria Miami (PMG, Muse Residences, Rendering via ArX Solutions)The developers of Waldorf Astoria Residences Miami, planned as the city’s tallest residential tower at 100 stories, are launching sales, The Real Deal has learned.The luxury project, at 300 Biscayne Boulevard, will be the highest skyscraper south of Manhattan at 1,049 feet tall, the developers said. Property Markets Group, Greybrook Realty Partners and Hilton are partnering on the tower.It will mark the first Waldorf Astoria development in South Florida. The building, with 360 condos and 205 hotel rooms and suites, will feature the Peacock Alley lounge, a signature restaurant, indoor and outdoor event spaces, a resort-style pool deck with cabanas, a spa and fitness center.ADVERTISEMENTThe building was designed as a stack of nine offset glass cubes, by architect Carlos Ott, with architect of record Sieger Suarez.(Rendering via ArX Solutions)PMG, led by Kevin Maloney, Ryan Shear and Dan Kaplan, announced the Waldorf Astoria brand in 2018, but the project has been in the works since 2014.Hilton Management Services will manage the property, according to a release. The hotel will be on the first three “cubes” of the building, and the condos will be above them.Units will start at $1 million, and $1,100 per square foot, increasing to about $2,500 a square foot, depending on the location in the building. PMG’s in-house sales team includes Aura Aragon, Alejandra Castillo, Karine Carvalho, Daiana Quiceno and Christian Tupper.Douglas Elliman’s Eklund | Gomes Team, led by Fredrik Eklund, Julia Spillman and John Gomes, will work with the in-house team.Ryan Shear, a managing principal at PMG, said the launch was driven by the strong sales market. Developers have increasingly launched new South Florida condo projects this year, citing the surge in luxury home sales.PMG and E11even Partners also launched sales of a hotel and condo tower near downtown Miami earlier this year.“We’ve obviously been preparing for a long period of time,” Shear said. “The market turned when we launched E11even [Residences] in January. We did not expect sales to go as quickly as they did.”Craig Studnicky, president and CEO of brokerage RelatedISG, is partnering with PMG as a consultant to the project.Read moreMiami condo craze returns as developers look to seize the momentWaldorf Astoria tower in downtown Miami scores $33M pre-development loanPMG, E11even Partners plan 65-story condo-hotel tower in downtown Miami Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Tags Message* condo marketdowntown MiamiHotelsPMGwaldorf astoria
Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionHow will solar panels affect town aquifer?Chances are, if you are reading this letter, you are part of the 150,000-plus residents that enjoy the water from the sole source aquifer in the town of Rotterdam.Currently, there is a project in progress to install solar panels right in the middle of Rotterdam Junction directly over the wellheads, in a Zone 1 protected area, and right on top of our valued water supply.I have been trying to get detailed information on the type of solar panels and what materials are used in the manufacturing.This is a potential hazard and a high risk to our water supply that appears to have been rubber-stamped through our town and county elected officials.I find it ironic that they would let this project go through and then turn around on their re-election literature and state they are protecting our aquifer.My requests for information on this project and panels have all gone unanswered. Something is not right, and this needs to be pursued by anyone concerned about water quality. Town and county officials are elected to act in the best interest of their citizens. In my opinion, they are falling woefully short of their responsibilities.Steve GrandstaffRotterdam Junction Examine the reasons for hatred of TrumpIt makes you wonder, this deep-seated political hatred for the American president. From where does it come? Is it because he, this non-lawyer, this non-politico, overstepped his limitations by challenging a chosen one in a national election? How dare he. Is it because he realized that the media and its minions were so totally indebted to one political party and its seemingly anti-American rant? Nah, couldn’t be. Is all this never-ending criticism of the chief of state taking place because of the president’s skin color? Nah, couldn’t be. But he is a white male, and for some, that is enough to indict. What is the reason for a three-year vendetta against this president, members of his family, Supreme Court members and their families?Global warming? Have outside temperatures somehow altered the brains of certain members of Congress who were clearly ensconced in the camp of a woman who still might be indicted for high crimes and misdemeanors?What causes members of Congress to incite social injustice against the president and members of his administration? Who knows? Partisan politics?You know, maybe a little more time should be spent in solving the problems of homelessness, failing infrastructure and illegal border crossings. It might also be a good idea if our media, yes, all of them, would just report the news instead of altering it. Might it be time to impeach … Congress?Allen R. RemaleySaratoga SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Gazette makes effort at political balanceI take issue with Mr. Eplite, and then some, in his Oct. 4 letter “Paper has shifted too far to the left.”I have enormous respect for The Gazette policy regarding the selection of nationally recognized journalists. I read two to three newspapers every day and keep extremely current on the national news.In my opinion, The Gazette makes a reasonable effort to provide a balanced perspective in matters political.Does Mr. Eplite read George Will’s column which appears nearly every Sunday? Mr. Will has long been recognized as one of the most respected purveyors of conservative opinion.I could cite several other conservative thinkers, several of whom appear in The Gazette with some frequency. I’m thinking of David Brooks, Bret Stephens, Peggy Noonan, Bill Kristol, David Frum, Jennifer Rubin, Michelle Malkin and Hugh Hewitt.What appears to upset Mr. Eplite is that only a scant few of these demonstrate any respect for President Trump. That’s because there’s a virtual consensus among respected liberal and conservative pundits that Trump is a chronic liar, unbridled narcissist, corrupt businessman and con man who poses a grave threat to our country.At this point, the principal dispute I see among pundits is how best to rid ourselves of this guy before something really dangerous occurs.Robert K. CorlissSchenectady Kids are doing what’s expected of citizensSometimes kids can’t win. So often they are criticized for being unconcerned, preferring to sit on the couch playing video games rather than being engaged in civic duty.However, when informed young people marched in the student climate strike and spoke passionately about the issue of their generation, many adults were quick to criticize and made ridiculous claims that these young advocates were being manipulated by those with a leftist agenda.The student climate strike is a good example of what is essential to keep our republic healthy: Stay informed and advocate for what you believe to be true.Today’s young people are reminding us that we live in a democracy. Elected officials are in office to serve their constituents, and it’s up to us to hold them accountable.Upon leaving the Constitutional Convention more than 230 years ago, Ben Franklin was asked what government the delegates had settled on. He famously responded, “A Republic, if you can keep it.”He understood an informed, active citizenry would keep this new “experimental” government alive.If old Ben was around today, I’m guessing he would have applauded the students on that climate strike for pounding the pavement to wake the adults up.Bill BrooksGlenville Write in the people who are deservingYes, it’s getting close to Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 5). The election signs are already cluttering up our roads. The campaign commercials are already ruining our television watching.I respectfully suggest that this year, you make your votes actually worth something. I suggest you do this by writing your votes in instead of filling out ovals for them. Write in someone you admire for every position you vote for. Doing that gets that your favorite person’s name into the consciousness of the general public, because someone has to read all the names that have been written in during each election.I myself will be writing in Jesus, as anyone who knows me or has read my letters to the editor would easily guess. If you don’t want to write in Jesus, then let me suggest that you write in Mollie Collins, who actually has election signs around here asking us to write her in. Thank you. Maybe someone should put up some election signs for Jesus.Joel NelsonSchenectady
Topics : Sterling has previously been prominent in calling out racism in both the domestic and international game.Last year he advised fellow players against walking off the pitch in the event of racial abuse.But Sterling believes it is now time for the talking to develop into real change – in society and in the notoriously tribal world of professional football.”There’s only so much communities and other backgrounds can take – especially black people.”It’s been going on for hundreds of years and people are tired and people are ready for change.”This is something that needs more than just talking. We need to actually implement change and highlight the places that do need changes.”But this is something that I myself will continue to do, and spark these debates and get people in my industry looking at themselves and thinking what they can do to give people an equal chance in this country.” Manchester City and England footballer Raheem Sterling on Sunday insisted that racism is “the only disease right now”.The 25-year-old, who has often and powerfully spoken out on discrimination, admitted his remarks may appear ill-chosen as the globe fights the coronavirus pandemic.”I know this might sound a little bit cheesy but the only disease right now is the racism that we are fighting,” said Sterling in a BBC TV interview to be broadcast on Monday. Sterling is the latest sports star to voice support for protests against racism in the United States and across the world following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month.”This is the most important thing at this moment in time because this is something that is happening for years and years. Just like the pandemic, we want to find a solution to stop it,” he added.”At the same time, this is what all these protesters are doing. They are trying to find a solution and a way to stop the injustice they are seeing, and they are fighting for their cause.”As long as they are doing it peacefully and safely and not hurting anybody and not breaking into any stores, they continue to protest in this peaceful way.”
Image Courtesy: FPJ/Twitter(@KabaddiIndia)Advertisement dx5NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7biomWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2lnv92( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 88kWould you ever consider trying this?😱3l7hd4Can your students do this? 🌚6c32Roller skating! Powered by Firework The tensions between India and their immediate neighbours Pakistan is never dropping, and it has made its impact in the world of sports. Recently there were clashes between BCCI and PCB, and now there’s a new controversy. A team of circle kabaddi players consisting 60 players have travelled to Pakistan for the upcoming unofficial ‘Kabaddi World Cup 2020’, while India has officially disowned the team and its decision to go to Pakistan.Advertisement Image Courtesy: FPJ/Twitter(@KabaddiIndia)The Indian team, which have flown to Pakistan without any formal intervention from the Union Sports Ministry, consists players mostly from the state of Punjab, and even the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI) have officially denied to have given any clearance to them.“We came to know about it only after information was sought. AKFI does not support any such activity. Legal action may be taken against the defaulters,” AKFI’s retired Justice S P Garg said regarding the incident.Advertisement In an interview with ANI, India’s Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju officially stated that India did not give any permission to any kabaddi players to go to Pakistan.He also added that no players or team has the right to misuse the Indian flag or the national kabaddi team’s name in any unofficial tournaments.Advertisement “Misusing the Indian flag or Indian team’s name cannot be allowed for unauthorised tournaments. I will ask the players if they’ve gone to Pakistan with Kabaddi federation’s approval,” he added.Along with the controversy of no official statement from India, the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) has also charged Pakistan Amateur Circle Kabaddi Federation (PACKF) for allowing 60 Indian players for the tournament, accusing them for adjusting the Indian players into the unofficial teams from other countries.According to sources from the Times of India, the Indian players travelled to Pakistan via the Attari international border on 6th and 7th February, and were received by Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti, the current sports minister of Pakistan’s Punjab province.The tournament, which is scheduled to kick off from 12th February in Faisalabad, will see Australia, UK, Canada, Germany, Iran, Kenya, Sierra Leone and Azerbaijan taking part, along with India and Pakistan. The final match, which is scheduled on 16th February, will take place in Lahore, and the winning team will be awarded a monetary award of 1 crore Pakistani rupees.Also read-Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju wants kabaddi to be included in 2024 Olympic Games Advertisement
– will try to recover taxes owed on heavy-duty machineryBy Vahnu ManikchandThe Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has clamped down on a billion-dollar scam whereby heavy-duty vehicles were being imported and not registered. According to Commissioner General Godfrey Statia, the main focus now is recovering the taxes that were not paid.It was reported that the State has been losing billions annually over excavatorsGRA Commissioner General Godfrey Statiaand other heavy-duty machinery and equipment that were not registered.Statia said the “players” involved would be called in and told what would be required of them going forward as well as to get those machinery registered. He pointed out that there would be no seizure of these machinery and equipment.“As far as GRA is concerned, we try to minimise seizures. All we try to do is collect the taxes that were not collected. People need to get on with their lives; I won’t be seizing vehicles unnecessarily. All I want is when I look at the transaction, if there are any taxes that should have been made, they are paid and we go on,” the GRA Commissioner General posited.He went on to explain that this scheme has been on GRA’s radar for some time now. Statia outlined that exercises were carried out, monitoring vehicles that had been moving within the country, especially excavators and draglines, but when checks were made, there were no records of them in the system.“It was on the cards for a little while, but then what we found is that there was one particular excavator that was imported and we could not have found it, it was cleared and we could not have found it until now. And now that we have gone through additional transactions, we have found that they’ve been tainted,” he noted.The GRA head further pointed out the problem was as long as these machinery and heavy-duty equipment were not registered, the Authority would not be in a position to find or trace them. As such, Statia said he would be meeting with the importers and trying to facilitate them getting the titles for the vehicles.While he opted not to divulge the information, the Commissioner General said he was aware of the identity of these importers.“I’m not pointing fingers at anyone who may be guilty at this point in time. But yes, we know all the importers and we know where their warehouses are and these things,” he stated.Further asked about the scale of the scheme, the GRA head said that it was not all importers of heavy-duty machinery and equipment who were involved in the racket. He added that the GRA would have a much clearer idea of the magnitude when it went through its records and speak with the importers.Moreover, Statia pointed out that “somewhere along the line, the system went lax and allowed these excavators to be roaming free without numbers and without registration. We need to regularise them.”Asked whether this scam could have been facilitated by staffers within the system, Commissioner General Statia noted that when he was done with the investigations, he would know “exactly who were involved and whether it was done because of ignorance or knowingly and willingly to defraud the Revenue Authority.”It was also reported that in addition to heavy-duty machinery and equipment, a number of vehicles have also been imported under this scam and were not registered.
10 December 2014A new system aimed at improving the competitiveness of South Africa’s mining sector came into effect on Monday, 8 December, the departments of Mineral Resources and Environmental Affairs said in a joint statement on Tuesday.The One Environmental System is aimed at streamlining licensing processes for mining, environmental authorisations and water use.It represents the “government’s commitment to improve the ease of doing business and further enhance South Africa’s global competitiveness as a mining investment jurisdiction,” the statement said.Under the system, the minister of mineral resources will be responsible for issuing environmental authorisations and waste management licences for mining and related activities.Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa will be the appeal authority for these authorisations.The National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Act, known as Nemla 3, is part of a suite of Acts that form the One Environmental System.While passed in September, it was only implemented from 8 December to ensure all complementary legislation, including certain sections of the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Act (MPRDA), were in place.Permits will now be issued simultaneously by environmental affairs, mineral resources and water and sanitation within a fixed time frame – a maximum of 300 days.If a decision is appealed, an additional 90 days will be granted to finalise the process.“Until all the legislative amendments have been effected to formalise these timeframes, the timeframes stipulated in [the he National Environmental Management Act] Nema will be applicable,” the statement said.Until the regulations regarding residue stockpiles and residue deposits as well as the financial provision for rehabilitation regulations are finalised, the MPRDA regulations remain in force.Minister of Mineral Resources Ngoako Ramatlhodi can now appoint mineral resource inspectors, who will have the same powers as environmental management inspectors to enforce the provisions of the National Environmental Management Act.The system was first announced by President Jacob Zuma in his State of the Nation address in February.SAinfo reporter
The Nelson Mandela Bridge, named after South Africa’s first democratic President, has won several awards. The bridge is situated in Johannesburg.The Nelson Mandela Bridge get a pink illumination every year since 2012 to raise awareness for breast cancer. (Image: South African Tourism)Brand South Africa reporterParis has its Eiffel Tower, New York its Statue of Liberty, Sydney its Harbour Bridge. And downtown Johannesburg has the iconic Nelson Mandela Bridge.Named after the man who led South Africa across the apartheid divide, the bridge was opened by Nelson Mandela in July 2003. Crossing no less than 46 operational railway lines, the 284-metre-long bridge is largest cable-stayed bridge in southern Africa.Designed by Dissing+Weitling Architecture, the bridge has won numerous awards, including the South African Institute of Civil Engineering Award for Most Outstanding Civil Engineering Project Achievement in Technical Excellence category.The bridge links the Braamfontein business area with the Newtown precinct. Taking two years to build, the bridge was at the heart of a inner city renewal project by Gauteng province’s economic development initiative, Blue IQ. (Blue IQ has since merged with the Gauteng Development Agency to become the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency).The rejuvenation project aimed to create a “cultural arc” – a crescent from Constitution Hill through Braamfontein and down to Newtown, which is now known as the city’s cultural precinct.The bridge links important civic and cultural institutions: the Constitutional Court, the Civic Theatre and Wits University in Braamfontein; Mary Fitzgerald Square, the Market Theatre and the 1913 Museum Africa in Newtown.Other attractions in the area are the Dance Factory, the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre and the SAB World of Beer. The square regularly hosts several big events, including the Joy of Jazz festival and Diwali.During 2011’s Joburg Fashion Week, South African designer David Tlale turned the bridge into the longest ramp in the history of South African fashion. Tlale’s Made In The City collection featured 92 models in celebration of 92 years of Nelson Mandela’s life.Watch:In 2012, the City of Johannesburg and a cosmetics company lit the bridge pink for a week in an effort raise awareness about breast cancer.Facts about the bridgeNelson Mandela Bridge carries two lanes of traffic and has two sidewalks for pedestrians as well as a cycle path, with a continuous toughened glass parapet to ensure pedestrian safety.According to Construction Weekly:The asymmetrical dual-pylon cable-stay bridge is made up of a 66-metre north back span, a 176-metre main span and a 42-metre south back span, giving a total length of 284 metres.The north pylon is 42-metres high and the south pylon 27-metres high, creating a delicate balance and an interesting visual appeal.The main span was built as light as possible, using structural steel with a concrete composite deck, while the heavier back spans were built from reinforced concrete to counterbalance the long main span.The bridge is supported on the largest pot bearings ever to be installed in South Africa. The 1.5-metre diameter bearings, which have a capacity of up to 27 Mn, are designed to accommodate the large temperature movements of the bridge.Approximately 4 000 cubic metres of concrete and 1 000 tons of structural steel were used to construct the bridge, with around 500 tons of reinforcing steel cast into the concrete.Sources: South African Tourism, Dissing+Weitling Architecture, Gauteng Growth and Development Agency, Construction Weekly, and the City of Johannesburg.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material
MOST READ Aside from his candid commentary, the former NBA player is notorious for bringing out the Philippines’ famed cleaning tool during playoff times—which perfectly signifies going winless in a best-of-seven playoff series.Speaking alongside fellow analysts Heather Cox, Michael Wibon and Chauncey Billups prior to tip-off of Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs on Monday (Tuesday in Manila), the 2000 NBA Most Improved Player once again brought out the broom to signify the Spurs’ demise.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“I have as much respect for the Spurs as anybody, that’s why I’m not gonna wave it very high,” Rose said referring to the “walis tambo,” which he wrongly identified as its outside counterpart, the “walis tingting.”“But I have to get out the walis-walis, tingting tambo, because the Spurs will be getting swept this evening.” The 2017 NBA Playoffs have been filled with landslide victories or “sweeps,” and ESPN analyst Jalen Rose has surely taken notice.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments His comical gesture was warranted, as the Warriors indeed swept the Spurs, catapulting themselves to a 12-0 post-season record and into their third straight NBA Finals appearance.READ: Warriors set 12-0 record for 3rd straight trip to NBA FinalsCome post-game, Rose once again proudly waved the “walis tambo.”“My Filipino family, fans, and friends wanted me to bring out the walis, walis, tingting,” he said. Khristian Ibarrola /raJalen Rose calls the GSW sweep tonight! Where the Filipino homies at! Lol. pic.twitter.com/XFP3ecK4JiADVERTISEMENT Man who told immigrant to go back to country asked to write essay SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games 250 enrolled at phony school arrested in immigration scam Lillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder — Warriors Talk (@JaeAzizi) May 23, 2017 Hornets beat Pistons for 8th straight time LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Warriors ready for third straight NBA Finals appearance
zoomImage Courtesy: Pixabay (Pixabay License) A man has died after falling from a tug boat into the River Mersey near the Tranmere Oil Terminal in Wirral, according to the UK authorities.Emergency services were called to Liverpool Pier Head in the evening hours of January 27 following reports from the coastguard about the overboard incident.The man was rescued from the water at the Pier Head and taken to hospital by ambulance, where he was pronounced dead, Merseyside Police said.“At this point there has been no formal identification of the man. A post mortem will be carried out to establish a cause of death, which is currently being treated as unexplained. Witness and CCTV enquiries are ongoing.”Merseyside Police and the UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) have launched separate investigations into “the unexplained death” of the man.Tranmere Oil Terminal, located on the West side of the River Mersey, handles vessels of up to 65,000 tonnes. The terminal, which welcomes a total of 140 ships each year, is currently capable of handling cargo sizes up to 170,000 tonnes on part laden very large crude carriers (VLCCs).