Deep pockets eye Valley for loans, advice to business

first_img brent.hopkins@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A deep-pocketed backer has its eyes on the San Fernando Valley, aiming to bring money and jobs along with its interest. Genesis LA Economic Growth Corp., a private, nonprofit group based downtown, announced Thursday that it will partner with the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley and the Valley Economic Development Corp. Genesis brings with it access to tens of millions of dollars in funds, with an aim to distribute at least $5 million within the next two years. Targeting developers planning difficult-to-finance projects, the partnership will look to provide loans, offer business counseling and connect interested parties. “It’s harder in the Valley,” said Brad Rosenberg, president and chief executive officer of Genesis. “The infrastructure hasn’t been set up here, because people have always focused on the denser areas of poverty like South L.A. But there’s a lot of businesses that need help here, lots of businesses moving out. We hope we can change that.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant With job cuts or relocations announced at Washington Mutual, Ronco Corp. and Superior Industries International Inc. in the Valley just in recent weeks, the groups will have plenty of issues to deal with. Genesis already has some experience in the area, providing loans for an industrial park in Van Nuys and the SunQuest Business Park in Arleta. Though Rosenberg said the group does not keep figures on the percentage of loan requests that it ultimately approves, he said he aspires to offer some service to each business that approaches Genesis, whether it’s in the form of money, advice or referrals. Bruce Ackerman, president and CEO of the Economic Alliance, welcomed the partnership, saying it would help bring employment to under-represented areas. “Our focus is jobs, jobs, jobs,” he said. “Whatever it takes to keep businesses here, we want to do it.” Brent Hopkins, (818) 713-3738 last_img read more

Gallery: Limpopo, gateway to the north

first_imgHome to the growing city of Polokwane, Limpopo is known as the “gateway to the great north”. It is the perfect stepping stone to the wonders of the Kruger National Park. A notable Limpopo attraction is the Mapungubwe Unesco World Heritage site, where the remains of a thriving African kingdom offer insights into a rich cultural heritage that has stood the test of time.The giant baobab tree at Mapungubwe. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)It’s September. It’s spring in South Africa – and Tourism Month, celebrated this year with the theme “Tourism for All”.To inspire your next road trip we bring you nine galleries, one for each province, showcasing our country’s remarkable beauty and diversity.A thriving tourism industry means South Africa is closer to achieving its National Development Plan goals of skills development and creating decent employment through inclusive economic growth.Limpopo, South Africa’s northernmost province, is best known for its rich tribal cultures and wild territories where the Big Five roam. Mapungubwe – “place of the stone of wisdom” – was South Africa’s first kingdom, the subcontinent’s largest realm for 400 years before it was abandoned in the 14th century. Its highly sophisticated people traded gold and ivory with China, India and Egypt. Today it is a Unesco World Heritage site. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) The visitor’s centre at the Mapungubwe World Heritage site. The site lies on the open savannah of the Mapungubwe National Park, at the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe Rivers. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) The famous gold rhino unearthed by archaeologists at Mapungubwe. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) Inside the state-of-the-art visitors’ centre at Mapungubwe you get to see the ancient civilization’s artefacts up close. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) An aerial view of the Legend Golf and Safari Resort in Limpopo. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) White lion cubs at the Legend Wildlife and Cultural Centre in Limpopo. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) A waterfall and lush subtropical landscape near the city of Tzaneen in the north of Limpopo. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) A traditional Venda homestead in Limpopo. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) The dam at Serenity Forest Lodge. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) Textile artist Solomon Mohati at work at the Kaross Textile Factory in Limpopo. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) Colourful handcrafted textiles on display at the Kaross Textile Factory in Limpopo. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) Mashovhela Bush Lodge near the town of Louis Trichardt. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) The Mall of the North in the city of Polokwane. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) Polokwane, the capital city of Limpopo. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr) A herd of elephants get relief from the Limpopo heat in the Kruger National Park. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

Deine neuen Kontoeinstellungen: Häufig gestellte Fragen.

first_img SharePrint RelatedDirekt aus dem Geocaching-Hauptquartier: Eine Führung durch das neue Nachrichten-CenterJuly 6, 2015In “Deutsch”Eine neue Log-Erfahrung kommt auf Geocaching.comApril 24, 2017In “Deutsch”Nie alleine cachen: Geocaching-Gruppen und -OrganisationenAugust 20, 2019In “Deutsch” Wie finde ich meine Kontoeinstellungen?Siehst Du das Zahnrad oben rechts in der Ecke? Wenn Du darauf klickst, kommst Du schnell und einfach zu den neuen Kontoeinstellungen.Was ist mit meinem Avatar/Profilfoto passiert?Um alles ein bisschen einfacher zu gestalten, haben wir die zwei verschiedenen Geocaching-Bilder (Avatar- und Profilfoto) auf ein Foto reduziert. Das jetzige Avatarfoto ist von nun an das einzige Profilfoto, das allgemein auf Deinem Geocaching.com-Konto benutzt wird. In Zukunft werden zuvor hochgeladene Fotos nicht mehr gespeichert. Das heißt, wenn Du ein neues Foto als Profilfoto speicherst, wird das alte Foto nicht gespeichert.Wo sind meine zuvor gespeicherten Avatar/Profilfotos jetzt?Avatar/Profilfotos, die vor der Neugestaltung gespeichert wurden, kann man jetzt über den Link unter dem aktuellen Profilfoto finden. Wir raten Dir, dass du diese Avatar/Profilfotos von Geocaching.com herunterlädst, da wir sie in Zukunft möglicherweise nicht mehr speichern werden.Wie kann ich größere Fotos auf meinem Benutzerkonto zeigen, wenn das Profilbild nur kleine Fotos akzeptiert?Du kannst größere Fotos in Deine Profil-Beschreibung einfügen. Deine Profil-Beschreibung findest du unter dem Profilinformation-Reiter. Verwende hier zum Einfügen der Fotos folgende HTML  Tags benutzen müssen, zum Beispiel: !Wo sind Profildaten wie Name, Addresse, und Beruf gelistet, wenn nicht in den neuen Kontoeinstellungen?Wir haben die neuen Kontoeinstellungen einfacher gestaltet und diese Profildaten sind nicht mehr enthalten. Wer mag, kann die Daten aber weiterhin in der Profil-Beschreibung angeben.Wo kann ich meine Sprache oder meinen Heimatort auf Geocaching.com einstellen?Unter Einstellungen kannst Du Deine bevorzugte Sprache, Zeitzone, und Einheiten wählen. Wir haben weitere Zeitzonen und Datumsformate hinzugefügt, damit Du Dein Geocaching-Erlebnis überall auf der Welt anpassen kannst.Wie kann ich meine öffentlich angezeigte Statistik bearbeiten?Die Statistik kann direkt vom öffentlichen Profil aus unter http://www.geocaching.com/my/statistics.aspx bearbeitet werden.Was ist mit “Neuste in [Land] anzeigen” passiert?Diese Feature gibt es nicht mehr auf der Kontoeinstellungen Seite. Wir sind dabei andere Funktionalitäten auf dieser Webseite zu entwickeln, damit wir diese Information einfacher anbieten können. Bis dahin kannst Du die “Erweiterte Suche” verwenden. Wähle den Geocache-Typ, “Staat/Land” und dann das Land und Staat/Bundesland/Kanton/Provinz, die Dich interessieren. Du kannst diese Suche als Lesezeichen speichern, um das nächste mal schneller an die Resultate zu gelangen. Link zur Erweiterten Suche: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/nearest.aspxWieso ist “Mein GPS-Gerät” nicht mehr gelistet?Wir haben die GPS-Information seit längerer Zeit nicht mehr aktualisiert. Besprechungen für GPS-Geräte oder Smartphones kannst Du auf vielen anderen Webseiten finden.Wie kann ich Freunde auf Geocaching.com hinzufügen?Unter “Deine Freundliste anzeigen” auf http://www.geocaching.com/my/default.aspx und “Deine Freundliste” unter Überblick kannst du Freunde hinzufügen, entfernen oder anschauen.Kann ich meine Kontoeinstellungen von einem Mobilgerät aus aktualisieren?Gute Frage! Die neuen Kontoeinstellungen wurden so entwickelt, dass sie auch in mobilen Browsern gut funktionieren.Ich möchte die Profilfotos von anderen Geocachern nicht in den Logs sehen. Wie kann ich diese Funktion abstellen?Unter Einstellungen kannst Du die Funktion “Show other geocachers’ profile images in logs”, deaktivieren.Andere nennenswerte Änderungen:Basis-Mitglieder können jetzt ihren Forum-Titel bearbeiten.“Online Presence” und “Instant Messenger” wurden entfernt.“Forum Signature” und “Profile Previews” wurden entfernt.Man kann “Recently Viewed Caches” nicht mehr ausschalten.View in English. Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

4 Tips for Comparing and Evaluating Equipment Before Purchase

first_imgRelated Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Frank is a freelance journalist who has worked in various editorial capacities for over 10 years. He covers trends in technology as they relate to business. center_img How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture Purchasing a new piece of equipment for your business can be a difficult process filled with lots of different steps and friction. However, this isn’t the time to sit back and let someone else take charge. A correct purchase will push your business forward, while an incorrect one could hold you back for years to come.4 Equipment Buying Tips to ConsiderGood execution is the difference between having a good idea and experiencing positive results. In business terms, the right piece of equipment — as well as the correct processes — typically plays a major role in good execution. The only problem is that most businesses don’t think about the significance equipment plays until it’s too late to make a change.If you’re currently considering buying a new piece of equipment — whether as an upgrade or replacement — it’s imperative that you understand the significance of your decision. A thorough buying process in which you meticulously vet every aspect and detail will reward you with better results on the back end.Here are a few specific tips and suggestions:1. Compare Multiple OptionsThis first suggestion is sort of common sense, but it’s one many businesses fail to heed when they get thrown into situations where they need a new piece of equipment right away.At a very minimum, you should consider two different options. Preferably, your list should include at least three. When you compare three options, this gives you a better idea of what exists in the market, what the going rate is and what you can expect with your purchase.2. Look at the VendorIt’s vital that you carefully consider the vendor when purchasing a piece of equipment. Even if the equipment is the same from vendor to vendor, there are a number of pros and cons associated with working with different companies.Take industrial manipulators (the kind used in material handling) as an example. You can purchase industrial manipulators from a variety of vendors, but they don’t all have the same processes and requirements in place. Certain vendors — like Dalmec — must adhere to strict safety standards, while vendors from other nations lack regulations and standards. Working with a company in the former category could save you a lot of trouble and heartache.3. Consider Financing OptionsHow you purchase a piece of equipment for your business is sometimes just as important as what you buy. There are a different financing options, including:Purchasing (cash). When you buy a piece of equipment outright, you don’t have to spend additional money on interest payments. Plus, you get to amortize the cost over the lifespan of the equipment.Financing (loan). Financing is great because it allows you to own a piece of equipment without having to fork over all of the money at once. Certain packages even let you finance the cost of installation, training and transportation.Leasing. Need the equipment, but don’t want to make a long-term investment? Leasing allows you to gain access to the equipment and then reconsider your options at the end of the agreement.Renting. Only need a piece of equipment for an isolated period of time? Renting is a nice option for businesses that have a one-off project or short-term need.4. Look at Long-Term Cost AnalysisAn equipment purchase might make sense right now, but what are the long-term effects? Before making a significant investment or purchase, always conduct a long-term cost analysis. (You may need to hire a consultant to help with this.)Adding It All UpIt’s important to point out that there isn’t always one piece of equipment that’s perfect for your company. In many cases, there are two or three different options that could potentially work. The key is to do your due diligence and avoid getting mixed up with the ones that are clearly wrong.In the end, a detailed vetting process will give you the best chance of succeeding in the execution phase of your business. It won’t guarantee results — but it will pave the way for opportunity. Frank Landmanlast_img read more

2011 Youth Trans Tasman and World Cup Commemorative Posters

first_imgPosters are 20×30 inch full colour print and are $140 each including GST plus postage. Following Australia’s success in both the Youth Trans Tasman Series and World Cup, be sure to purchase your copy of the posters for yourself or your affiliate. To view the posters, please click on the attachments below. To purchase your copy of the posters, please visit the Touch Football Australia online shop by clicking on the following link – http://www.austouch.com.au/index.php?id=396. Once you get to the online shop homepage, click on ‘general resources’ in the categories section and then search for ‘2011’ to view the posters. Alternatively, please contact Touch Football Australia on (02) 6212 2800 to place your order. Related Fileswctest-jpgtttest-jpglast_img read more

Surveillance Video Shows Will Smith In Possible Hit-And-Run Before Former Ohio State Star’s Death

first_imgWill Smith's Mercedes G Wagon.Will SmithA surveillance video from a New Orleans’ restaurant appears to show Will Smith in a possible hit-and-run with his alleged killer before the former Ohio State star’s death on Saturday night. Smith, 34, was shot to death in the Lower Garden District of the city. It had been reported that Smith was involved in a road-rage incident that led to him getting shot multiple times. A man has been arrested for the killing. The video shows a Mercedes SUV bumping the rear end of a Hummer near the intersection of Magazine Street and St. Andrew Street, a location about two blocks from where Cardell Hayes allegedly killed Smith. Smith was driving a Mercedes G63 SUV on Saturday night, while Hayes was driving a Hummer H2.Here’s the video. Hayes’ attorney said his client was involved in a hit-and-run. “Someone hit him,” John Fuller said. “The person failed to pull over. My client trailed behind this person in an effort to get their license plate number. My client also called 911.”Hayes was arrested on Sunday on a second-degree murder charge.last_img read more

NWT facing mining sector decline report

first_imgAPTN National NewsIf you live in the North, mining has long been the one bright spot for finding good paying jobs.In fact, mining is the single largest private sector employer in Nunavut, Yukon and the Northwest Territories.However, as APTN National News reporter Wayne Rivers found out, while two of the territories are seeing an increase in mining, one of them is looking at a decline in the short term.last_img

AP source Fox gets Thursday night football for 5 years 3B

first_imgBLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Fox and the NFL have agreed to a five-year deal for Thursday night football games.Those games previously were televised by CBS and NBC, two of the league’s other network partners. Fox announced Wednesday that it will televise 11 games between Weeks 4 and 15, with simulcasts on NFL Network and Fox Deportes.Fox, which has the Sunday afternoon NFC package, will produce all of the games under the deal, which is worth a little more than $3 billion, according to a person with direct knowledge of the terms of the deal who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the league didn’t announce its value.“This is a single partner deal, we are not splitting the package,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a conference call. “We had tremendous amount of interest from all the broadcast partners, all of whom wanted it exclusively. We felt this was the best opportunity for the NFL to grow the Thursday night package.”Goodell added that the league is exploring partnerships with digital outlets, also in conjunction with Fox.The NFL has broadcast deals “five years out” with its other partners — ESPN has the Monday night package — so five years on this agreement made sense.“Fundamentally, Fox was built on football,” said Peter Rice, president of 21st Century Fox, nothing that 25 years ago, the NFC package “helped launch a fledgling network into what it is today.”“These opportunities come along very, very infrequently,” he added. “You either have the rights to the most-watched content in media or you don’t. If you don’t take the opportunity, this won’t come up again for five years. We believe in buying the very best rights, and the best rights are the NFL.”CBS and NBC each paid $450 million for the previous two-year package.“We explored a responsible bid for Thursday Night Football but in the end are very pleased to return to entertainment programming on television’s biggest night,” CBS said in a statement. “At the same time, we look forward to continuing our terrific long-term partnership with the NFL on Sunday afternoons, with more than 100 games per season including next year’s Super Bowl 53.”Fox could have a conflict if weather causes a World Series game to be postponed from Wednesday to Thursday. In recent years, Series Game 2 and 6 have been scheduled for Wednesday.“In that hypothetical kind of a scenario, the World Series game would stay on Fox and our Thursday night game would become an FS1/NFL Network simulcast,” Fox spokesman Eddie Motl said.Goodell noted that the Thursday night games are a place for innovation.“One of the things we’ve taken into consideration with Thursday night in general is to evolve this package, to use it as an opportunity to learn, to understand where these various platforms are going, and what we can do to make it a more attractive experience for our fans,” he said. “We will look at that in that context, and the term will be consistent with what it will take to make sure that we continue to evolve that platform as well as the experience for our fans.”That means streaming outlets, of course.“We have accepted bids for digital partners,” Goodell said. “We have very healthy competition. In fact, I would say it’s unprecedented competition from a number of digital partners.“As I say, we put our focus on the broadcast package first. … We are not required to go coterminous with the broadcasts. We can do any length of deal that we get to an agreement on with that digital partner. As I mentioned earlier, we will be doing this in co-operation with our Fox partners.”___For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

NYC agency investigating more than a dozen Kushner buildings

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – New York City’s buildings regulator launched investigations at more than a dozen Kushner Cos. properties Wednesday following an Associated Press report that the real estate developer routinely filed false paperwork claiming it had zero rent-regulated tenants in its buildings across the city.The Department of Buildings is investigating possible “illegal activity” involving applications that sought permission to begin construction work at 13 of the developer’s buildings, according to public records maintained by the regulator. The AP reported Sunday that Kushner Cos. stated in more than 80 permit applications that it had zero rent-regulated tenants in its buildings when it, in fact, had hundreds.The false filings were made while Kushner Cos. was run by Jared Kushner, now senior adviser to his father-in-law, President Donald Trump. The false filings were all signed by a Kushner employee, sometimes by its chief operating officer. None were signed by Jared Kushner himself.The false documents allowed the Kushner Cos. to escape extra scrutiny during construction at 34 of its buildings, many which showed a sharp decline in rent-regulated units following the work. Housing Rights Initiative, a watchdog group that uncovered the false filings, says that made it easier for the Kushner Cos. to harass the low-paying, rent-regulated tenants so they would leave, freeing up apartments for higher-paying tenants.The Kushner Cos. said Wednesday that it is the victim of “politically motivated attacks.” It said it values and respects its tenants and operates under “the highest legal and ethical standards.”In earlier statements the company said it outsourced preparation of its permit applications to third parties, and described the wrong information as “mistakes or typographical errors.” It also said it corrected mistakes as soon as it spotted them.The buildings department confirmed on Wednesday that its building marshal’s office had launched investigations into possible false paperwork.“Our building marshal is a key part of our Tenant Harassment Task Force,” spokesman Joseph Soldevere said. “And when they inspect a building they look into everything from the roof to the cellar to find illegal construction, and that’s what they are doing.”The agency has disciplined a contractor involved in false filings at two Kushner buildings, he said.The Kushners Cos. filed more than one permit application at many of the buildings under investigation. At least 10 of the 29 applications under investigation were filed by prior owners.On Monday, the city council launched a joint investigation with Housing Rights Initiative into the false filings.The heads of the joint investigations, Councilman Ritchie Torres, a Democrat, and Housing Rights Initiative founder Aaron Carr, said in a statement that they were encouraged by the buildings department probe, but that more needed to be done.“The predatory practices of Kushner Companies is symptomatic of a systemic failure in DOB enforcement,” it said.last_img read more

Democrats plan more pressure on Trump to reopen government

first_imgWASHINGTON — Newly empowered House Democrats are planning to step up pressure on President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers to reopen the government.This comes after there was no weekend breakthrough to end a prolonged partial government shutdown, with Trump standing firm in his border wall funding demands.Trump showed no signs of budging on his demand for more than $5 billion for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, though on Sunday he did offer to build it with steel rather than concrete, a concession Democrats panned.With the shutdown lurching into a third week, many Republicans watched nervously from the sidelines as hundreds of thousands of federal workers went without pay and government disruptions hit the lives of ordinary Americans.Catherine Lucey And Lisa Mascaro, The Associated Presslast_img read more