Shame on Nadrowski?

first_imgFurthermore, rents are offered at discounts during the earlier years to attract new tenants. It takes several years for new rental properties to become profitable. When developers are “rich” it is because of older, well established and now profitable developments, not the new ones that are being built in Bayonne now. If a developer would have to pay the full property tax on a rental development from day one, this project would consume too much cash to be sustainable and the developer could not engage in it.Thankfully we have a city council, together with Mayor Davis, that understands how business works and thus cooperates with developers to make their projects successful in Bayonne, which ultimately will keep the City of Bayonne successful too. It is obviously that the reader is ignorant about how business works. The reader displays the typical left liberal, socialist hatred against other people’s success and the greed to receive part of the earnings of someone else’s success. These new developments will ultimately increase tax revenue and relieve the tax burden for the existing Bayonne population. Not shame, but kudos to Ms. Ashe-Nadrowski, the rest of the city council, and Mayor Davis.ALEXANDER SCHENK To the Editor:The letter from reader Baer Hanusz-Rajkowski shall not remain unchallenged. For shame and ignorance are with the reader. The reader states that the “rich” developers shall be taxed more. On what basis? These new rental apartment developments cost about 10 to 30 million dollars to construct based on what I have read about construction cost in the past. First year occupancy is often no more than 25%. It takes several years to get full occupancy.last_img read more

Leicester sack director of football

first_img Press Association Sport understands the decision is based purely on footballing reasons. “Leicester City Football Club has terminated the contract of its director of football, Terry Robinson,” said a statement from the Barclays Premier League club. Leicester have sacked director of football Terry Robinson, but manager Nigel Pearson still retains the faith of the club despite a slump in results. “He departs with immediate effect and with the best wishes of everyone at the football club. “Current academy director Jon Rudkin will assume the responsibilities of director of football. “Jon has been with Leicester City Football Club for 16 years, has headed the club’s academy – recently awarded the Elite Player Performance Plan’s category one status – since 2003 and has an excellent understanding of the club’s footballing philosophy and values. “The owners, directors, management and staff at Leicester City would like to place on record our collective thanks to Terry for his work and contribution, and wish him well in the future.” Robinson was appointed by the Foxes in July last year with a remit “to provide strategic input to the club’s football operations at all levels, driving the consistent implementation of the club’s football philosophy”. The club signed 10 players in the summer transfer window but only three – Esteban Cambiasso, Danny Simpson and Ben Hamer – started Saturday’s defeat to Manchester City, and Hamer was only in the side because of injury to Kasper Schmeichel. Leicester have not won since beating Manchester United on September 21 and have lost eight of the last nine matches as they plummeted to the bottom of the Premier League. However, despite that alarming downward spiral it is understood Pearson’s job is not in any immediate danger. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Shafer views Allen as ‘older freshman,’ expects H-backs’ roles to expand

first_imgDrew Allen and Greg Paulus are similar, but different. Both were first-year starting quarterbacks for first-year Syracuse head coaches. Both transfers.Though by appearance they are quite different — one a 6-foot-5 Texan, the other a 6-foot-1 former all-conference point guard — Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said he views them in similar lights.“You kind of look at it as he’s an older freshman in your system,” Shafer said on the Atlantic Coast Conference coaches teleconference Wednesday.Shafer’s comparison served as an asterisk for his assessment of Allen. He said that coming into training camp, he had to look at Allen not as a senior, but as someone almost entirely new to the playbook.Even Allen’s 16-for-37, 189-yard, two-interception stat line in the Orange’s 23-17 loss to Penn State on Saturday had to be absorbed with the understanding that it was his first start in five years, Shafer said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“The thing I was most pleased with was that he never really was flustered on the sideline,” Shafer said. “I thought he had good control and command. He kept working toward making the next play go.  We had a few dropped balls, a couple missed routes from the supporting cast, but liked the way he worked positively through those situations.”It wasn’t quite as sharp as Paulus’ SU debut in which he went 19-for-31 for 167 yards, throwing one touchdown and one interception in an overtime loss to Minnesota, but Paulus finished his 2009 gridiron experiment with more interceptions (14) than touchdowns (13) in his first year playing football since high school.Allen was good enough to earn a scholarship from Oklahoma, where he backed up two of the best college quarterbacks in recent memory in Landry Jones and Sam Bradford.Now he has a chance to redeem himself after a shaky debut with a road game against No. 19 Northwestern in Evanston, Ill., on Saturday.“I’m looking forward to seeing him get his second start this week,” Shafer said.H-backs roles to expand against NorthwesternAshton Broyld and Brisly Estime are X-factors for the Orange. They play an undefined position that lines up all over the offensive side of the ball designed to provide equal parts versatility and unpredictability.But Saturday against Penn State, Broyld, a sophomore, lined up exclusively in the slot. Only once did he run anywhere but forward — taking a pitch from Allen for a 3-yard gain on SU’s first drive.Estime, a freshman, only saw the field for one play. He dropped a swing pass coming out of the backfield.“(Estime) kind of wanted to take Football 101, pass it, get an ‘A’ in the class and move forward to Football 201,” Shafer said. “And that’s kind of where I see Ashton.”Shafer said both of their roles will expand gradually this season. Broyld, who played in the backfield for the Orange regularly last year, said Tuesday he misses playing running back.Both Shafer and Broyld did agree that the consistent reps he’s getting in the slot have been beneficial. While Shafer said on Saturday that Broyld did misread some routes, he was Allen’s most targeted receiver and finished with a team-high four catches for 46 yards.Regarding Estime, Shafer said he’ll slowly be integrated into the offense.“Gradual process means a little bit more and I think he’s ready for that,” Shafer said.Tough Big Ten start provides pros, cons for OrangeMost Division-I teams warm up for the season with cupcakes in the early weeks. Syracuse, however, elected for tougher slate starters in a pair of favored Big Ten teams: Penn State and Northwestern.“A lot of teams in the country will start off with some warm-up games and there’s benefits to that,” Shafer said, “but on the flip side a lot of us are starting off against foes that are pretty doggone good. And that’s what our schedule says.”So far, it hasn’t worked well for SU. The Nittany Lions beat the Orange on Saturday and the Wildcats looked impressive in a 44-30 victory against California.Said Shafer: “You can’t really have 20-20 hindsight when you’re doing all the scheduling.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 4, 2013 at 12:42 pm Contact Stephen: [email protected] | @Stephen_Bailey1last_img read more

Powerstown Park planning for the future as weather wipes out today’s meet

first_imgMeanwhile Gold Cup champion Coneygree is out for the rest of the season through injury.It’s not thought to be a career-threatening problem – but will rule out a defence of that title at Cheltenham in March. Today’s 8 race card was called off after an early morning inspection found water logging on parts of the course.The meeting had already been postponed earlier this month due to the weather.Marketing manager at Powerstown Park Eugene Cooney says they are hoping to improve drainage on parts of the course in the coming years.last_img read more

Humboldt State coach Scott Pesch announces retirement

first_imgArcata >> Humboldt State University cross-country and track and field coach Scott Pesch announced his retirement on Monday.Pesch has been the program’s head coach since 2010 and will retire effective July 15. He will serve as a volunteer coach with the cross-country program through the fall season. “I feel honored to have been a part of the rich history of Humboldt State cross-country and track & field. My wife and I truly appreciate the opportunity that the university has provided us, and I …last_img read more

Toronto Raptors executive accused of pushing Alameda deputy won’t face charges

first_imgOAKLAND — No criminal charges will be filed against Toronto Raptor’s president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri, who was accused of pushing and striking an Alameda County sheriff’s deputy after Game 6 of the NBA Finals in June, an Alameda District Attorney spokeswoman said Tuesday.“The District Attorney’s Office has determined that no criminal charges will be filed in the matter,” said spokeswoman Teresa Drenick. “However, Mr. Ujiri attended a meeting with the District Attorney’s Office …last_img read more

Fifa upbeat after 2010 stadiums tour

first_img14 October 2008Officials from world football authority Fifa and the 2010 local organising committee (LOC) have concluded a 10-day inspection tour of South Africa’s 10 World Cup stadiums, praising the general construction status.Experts from Fifa and the LOC represented various areas, ranging from stadium technical teams to security, competitions, hospitality, ticketing, media, marketing, TV and IT.“Overall we are happy with what we have seen in the facilities,” Fifa South Africa office head Ron DelMont said in a statement by the LOC last week. “Very encouraging progress has been made in particular at the six new stadiums since the last visits. They will be amazing football jewels in 2010.“The great engagement from the cities proves that we are on the right track.”Also part of the inspection party was LOC acting chief compliance officer Derek Blanckensee, who said it was heartening not only to see the tremendous construction progress, but also the level of planning in and around the stadiums.“We examined in great detail the functional use of all the spaces and access routes of all the constituent groups involved in a Fifa World Cup, and there was a great correlation between what Fifa expected and what the cities’ various technical experts have provided,” he said.ChallengesSome challenges were identified, however, particularly concerning the refurbishments in Pretoria and Bloemfontein, both venues for next year’s Fifa Confederations Cup, which kicks off in less than nine months.The issues lay mainly in the interpretation of the Fifa infrastructural requirements, which have been addressed in the operational meetings with the cities. There is still much work to do, but the delegation is optimistic that the necessary solutions will be found and implemented in time to put on a world-class event next year.The two other Fifa Confederations Cup venues, Ellis Park in Johannesburg and Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace in Rustenburg, were well on track to meet Fifa requirements and deadlines.‘African calabash’During the inspection the group also witnessed a milestone at Soccer City, to the south of Johannesburg, as the first panels of the iconic African calabash – which will wrap around the stadium – were placed on the outside of the venue hosting the world cup opening match and final.Fifa consultant Horst Schmidt, a former organiser of the 1974 and 2006 World Cups and part of the inspection party in Polokwane and Johannesburg, heaped lavish praise on Soccer City.“I think that Soccer City is one of the most exciting sites I’ve ever seen in my sporting life,” he said. “Vigilant attention to every detail is now required in all host cities, and all stakeholders now clearly need to understand their roles to deliver memorable finished products across all venues.”Stadium progressAll the new stadia under construction made a great impression on the inspection tour group, with Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium well on course to becoming the first new World Cup stadium to be completed.Over 90% of the stadium’s construction work is already complete, with over 20 000 seats installed. The Durban Stadium is another which captured the imagination, with its far advanced construction work and breathtaking arch, already a feature of the Durban’s skyline.Cape Town’s Greenpoint Stadium has made even more significant progress only three weeks since Fifa President Sepp Blatter paid tribute to its progress, with Polokwane’s Peter Mokaba Stadium and Nelspruit’s Mbombela Stadium also well placed to meet its Fifa deadlines.Around the time of the upcoming Confederations Cup draw on 22 November 2008, various other international constituents will be visiting the four venues for the tournament, dubbed “The Festival of Champions”. Among them will be the world’s major news agencies, as well as the commercial affiliates who want to get a first look at the venues.SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Tariffs Could Boost Solar Panel Prices

first_imgA tit-for-tat imposition of trade tariffs has pitted China against the U.S. and Europe and could slow the growth of photovoltaic installations worldwide, according to a report in The Washington Post.China was setting tariffs as high as 57% on U.S.-produced polysilicon, a key ingredient used in the manufacture of PV panels. The U.S. and the European have imposed tariffs of their own on Chinese-made panels, and the combination will not only hurt U.S. polysilicon manufacturers but boost prices worldwide, The Post said.REC Silicon has a manufacturing plant in Moses Lake, Washington, that employs more than 500 workers. The plant exports 80% of the polysilicon it produces to China, but some customers there are already canceling orders.In 2012, the U.S. produced 24% of the global supply of polysilicon. Prices have been falling for more than a decadeThe trade dispute may eventually mean higher prices, but the long-term trend has been in the other direction.NPD Solarbuzz, a solar market research company, reports solar module prices have dropped steadily over the past decade in both the U.S. and Europe.By March of this year, Solarbuzz reported prices for 329 modules had fallen below $2 per watt. The lowest price for a multi-crystalline module was $1.06 per watt (the module cost is about 35% to 40% of the total installed cost of a PV system).last_img read more