Crane collapses on Dallas apartment building leaving 1 dead, 6 injured: Police

first_imgABC News(DALLAS) —  A crane collapsed on a Dallas apartment building and parking garage on Sunday, killing at least one person and injuring six others, according to rescue officers.The crane tore through multiple floors of the five-story Elan City Lights residential building near downtown Dallas at around 2 p.m., Dallas Fire and Rescue officials said, as severe weather touched down in the area.Officials did not offer details on those who were injured, but officers said they were being treated at two area hospitals.Two victims were listed in critical condition and three others were listed in “serious,” condition, rescue officials said. Jason Evans, public information officer for Dallas Fire and Rescue, said the ongoing investigation was extremely fluid.“The situation is still ongoing and circumstances are still developing, so a lot of what I give you may, in fact, change by the time we depart the scene,” Evans said during a press conference near the accident.He said the building suffered multiple collapses in different parts of the structure to include residential spaces as well as the parking garage.“Right now our number one priority is the living area on the eastern-most side of the building where it appears that all five stories at some point inside the structure have collapsed,” Evans said. “This is the same area in which the deceased person was discovered.”He signaled that the number of victims could increase as the investigation progresses, noting that some areas were far too dangerous for officers to inspect.“Right now, every single level of the parking garage, in part, has collapsed. We have multiple vehicles reported inside that collapse zone,” he said. “Of course, we have no idea at this point whether any people were in those cars or in that parking lot general.”“We have areas where we were not able to conduct primary or secondary searches on out of concerns for safety for our first responders,” he added.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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JLL earnings fell 24% in 2020

first_imgJLL CEO Christian Ulbrich (Photo via Jll/Twitter; Photo Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)JLL’s earnings fell by nearly a quarter in 2020, driven by a sharp decline in leasing revenues.Adjusted EBITDA fell 24 percent last year to $860 million, the global brokerage announced Tuesday.The drop was led by a decline in fees from leasing activities, which plunged 26 percent to $1.8 billion. Fees from capital markets deals fell 11 percent to $1.3 billion.JLL CEO Christian Ulbrich said during the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call Tuesday morning that he expects building sales and debt placement to pick up more quickly this year than leasing activity, especially in places such as Europe where lockdowns are restricting activity.“We are overall much more optimistic for the capital markets outlook than we are for the leasing outlook,” he said.JLL paid down its net debt from $861 million at the end of 2019 to $192 million in the fourth quarter of 2020.The company achieved about $330 million in savings last year through a combination of salary cuts, layoffs and government aid. Contact Rich Bockmann Message* Share via Shortlink Email Address* Full Name*center_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Tags JLLlast_img read more

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Carter Jonas doubles size of UK HQ

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Carter Jonas doubles size of UK HQ previous nextAgencies & PeopleCarter Jonas doubles size of UK HQMove into new space is part of estate agent’s expansion into institutional property consultancy including work for Homes England.The Negotiator27th November 201801,006 Views Carter Jonas, the national property consultancy, has doubled the footprint of its UK headquarters securing an additional 6,760 sq ft of space at One Chapel Place, W1, to support its business expansion.The firm, which currently occupies the whole of the second floor of the building, will occupy 14,000 sq ft over two floors becoming the largest business based at the property.In December 2013, Carter Jonas moved 30 staff from its previous headquarters in Berger House, Berkeley Square, to its existing premises just off Oxford Street. In the last five years, the number of people located in its headquarters has more than tripled in size to over 100. On a national level, Carter Jonas has 410 fee earners and One Chapel Place forms part of the business’s network of 37 offices across the UK.Mark Granger, Chief Executive, said, “Our move to One Chapel Place five years ago marked a step change in our business strategy. We adopted new service lines to complement the evolving needs of our clients and have actively pursued and won national mandates such as Highways England, Homes England and Hertfordshire County Council, which are delivered through our London and hub offices across the country.“Additionally, we have leveraged our enhanced network of international strategic partners to increase levels of cross-border corporate real estate activity. Long-term relationships remain at the heart of what we do with 80 per cent of our work being repeat business. “This is an extremely positive development for Carter Jonas and follows an accelerated expansion programme in which we have focused investment in London as well as enhancing our presence in our key regional centres. It is another important milestone in the continuing success of our long-term approach.”national property consultancy Carter Jonas Carter Jonas London office November 27, 2018The 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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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Eyes on the pies

first_imgPork, ginger and rhubarb, mutton and turnip, and shrimp and butter were some of the more unusual pie varieties entered into the 2010 British Pie Awards this May. But while these eye-catching recipes offered a new take on the classic dish, traditional recipes such as steak and kidney scooped most of the top prizes.And in the wider market, classic varieties such as beef and onion, lamb and mint, and steak and kidney are still the dominant force in the hot pies and savouries category, which has continued to see healthy growth over the past 12 months.According to manufacturers, the recession had a positive impact on pie sales, as consumers turned to value-for-money, filling foods. This trend has continued into 2010, even though the recession is officially over. “It’s affordable and it is comfort food,” says Paul Pearce, marketing director of WC Rowe.”Despite the economic downturn, traditional products, such as pies and pasties, continue to do well, as do handheld products, such as sausage rolls and steak bakes,” says Stephen Clifford, marketing director at Country Choice.Value-for-money remains very important, adds Clifford. “We expect to see more meal deals and multi-buys involving savouries, quite often linked into coffee. We feel it is important that consumers don’t feel as though they are being short-changed on size and, in response, we launched a jumbo sausage roll. We are likely to see more initiatives like this in the future.”Positive performanceThe overall market has seen steady growth. According to Kantar Worldpanel data, total value sales of hot pies increased by 2.2% to £230m in the 52 weeks to 18 April. Pasties were up 0.6% to £83m, slices were up 8% to £71.7m, but sausage rolls declined 0.6% to £135m.Some pie companies have seen rapid expansion. Shire Foods has gained a lucrative contract to manufacture a range of Tesco Finest pies, after investing over £1m in new production machinery. Kevin Newey, retail sales executive, says the company’s turnover has increased by nearly 40% as a result of new contracts.Manufacturers are also optimistic about the opportunities presented by this year’s World Cup in South Africa. The fact that the UK is in the same time zone as South Africa means matches will be played at sociable hours, which is good news for companies making footie-friendly snacks.The 2006 World Cup generated around £1.25bn in retail sales, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC), and manufacturers and retailers are banking on the latest tournament being just as profitable.”2010 could well be the year of the pie,” says Michael Dickson, MD of Dicksons, which runs 20 traditional butcher’s shops in Tyneside, as well as supplying football stadiums and delis. “The World Cup is providing a great platform to encourage further growth in the sector and attract new customers.” Dicksons has devised a promotion based around the idea of picking a ’pie team’, which will allow customers to pick and mix between five varieties of mini pies to take away 12 at a set price of £5.49.Country Choice is also getting in on the act. It has produced a football-themed display counter unit for retailers, designed to hold mini bite-sized pasties, which can be displayed for up to 12 hours once baked. The display unit can also hold sausage rolls.Recipe investmentLooking past the World Cup, the industry remains optimistic, and is investing in new recipes. Kelvin Meyler, sales and export manager of Welsh firm Lewis Pies, says it has recently opened a new £2m manufacturing facility and is launching new products. “Very often what you may find inside new sandwich trends can also be adapted to pastry,” he says. “Some of our new young modern fillings are sweet chilli chicken, chicken and chorizo sausage, chilli beef, piri piri chicken and Caribbean spicy fillings. They all work well encased in succulent pastry. One of our newest and most popular filling is cheesy beans and sausage a simple filling but, once tried, is generating good repeat sales.”The industry is also grappling with the Food Standards Agency’s targets for reducing saturated fat and salt, but pie-makers seem confident they will be able to achieve the required standards without affecting the quality of the product. “It hasn’t really made any difference,” says Peter Mayes of Pukka Pies. “We are very careful with our pies and it is totally about consistency, so if you have a Pukka pie now and one in six months it should be exactly the same. So when we do any reformulation, which is actually rare, we are very careful that it doesn’t make any difference.”Newey says he believes the salt targets are counter-productive: “I speak to people who never used to add salt but now they are adding it to their food because things taste bland.” He predicts MSG, which is not added to Shire Foods pies, is likely to be the next ingredient banned by the Food Standards Agency.In the meantime, new recipes are being introduced. WC Rowe says its has had success with its Caribbean pastries. In the past year it has launched several products flavoured with Levi Roots’ Reggae Reggae sauce. The pasties and patties are sold in Rowe’s high street shops as well as in the supermarkets. “There is a range of savoury patties a chicken, a spicy beef and a vegetable patty,” says Pearce. “There are all sorts of synergies between the Cornish pasty and Jamaican patties, and that is to do with historical reasons, such as the trading of spices.More Reggae Reggae products are in the offing, adds Pearce. “Caribbean cooking is really in its infancy in the UK at the moment, but with a figurehead like Levi getting behind it, it is only going to move in one direction. We have done a lot of development work with it and there are recipes in the locker room we can take to market as and when appropriate. The success of the Reggae Reggae brand speaks for itself.” Tesco latches on to trend Tesco is rolling out hot food-to-go counters next to its sandwich chillers, following the success of Cornish pasty counters in its south-west stores. WC Rowe sells its range of hot pasties, slices and sausage rolls in 22 Tesco stores, which Tesco bakes-off in-store. The retailer now plans to extend this to an additional 40 stores within the next year, and will source products from local suppliers. Morrisons leads the way in supermarket hot pie sales, with its Pie Shop and Oven Fresh concepts in most stores.Shire Foods is the UK’s biggest supplier of half-time pies to football grounds. The chicken balti pie is its best selling recipe, according to retail sales executive Kevin Newey, and a Facebook group dedicated to the recipe has messages from devoted fans across the country. “I love balti pies so much that I once ate one out of a bin, when the mighty Gills were away to West Brom. Because of this, all my mates call me Balti,” one member writes.But despite having devoted fans and supplying more than 50 clubs, Newey says this business has been knocked by the economic downturn. “People are just about affording match day tickets, and half-time catering and match day programmes take second preference.”However, this hasn’t deterred new entrants to the stadium pie market. Yorkshire butcher’s Wilsons started supplying Leeds Rhinos last year after the club approached them. John Green of Wilsons says warm pork pies served with peas and mint sauce is the best seller, which is served from the company’s Jiffy van.last_img read more

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Police: 6 dead after house fire in southern Indiana

first_img Previous articleElkhart County COVID-19 Information Line now operationalNext articleCountry star Joe Diffie dies of complications from the coronavirus Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications. Police: 6 dead after house fire in southern Indiana Facebook By Associated Press – March 29, 2020 0 211 Twitter Google+ Twitter Pinterest (Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC) VEVAY, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State Police say six people died following an early morning house fire in Switzerland County, along the Kentucky border.Authorities said Saturday that the bodies of six people were located inside the two-story home after the blaze was extinguished.One man was able to get out of the house uninjured.The identities of the deceased have not been released.Indiana State Police and the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office are leading the investigation into the fire, though officials added that foul play was not suspected. Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook IndianaNews Pinterestlast_img read more

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4 Cs of employee data breach training with BAE Systems Colin McKinty

first_imgData breaches are like airline ticket cancellation fees: they’re expensive and irritating — and they anger customers causing them to lose trust. Ok, that’s a reach for an ideal analogy, but I think you get the gist. To add insult to injury, they’re becoming more and more common these days. So what do we do?Well, BAE Systems Colin McKinty joins us to disclose a handy new data breach training program for your employees using what Colin describes as the “4 Cs” to help remember the tools to prevent data breaches in the future to protect this precious information that hackers are desperately trying to gain everyday. Check it out and let us know what you’re doing to prevent data breaches at your organization. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Rising rates are impacting this market

first_img continue reading » The used car market is a “goldmine” now for credit unions, according to one analyst who is encouraging CUs to strengthen their relationships with dealerships to help them move a growing inventory of used cars off their lots.CU Direct COO Bob Child told CUToday.infoseveral lanes have merged to help turn around the fortunes of the used car market in 2018.“A number of things have happened this year, some expected and some not,” said Child. “One thing that is no surprise is interest rates have continued to go up. They will probably go up again before the year is out.”When those rising rates are coupled with a sharp pullback on new car incentives from the automakers and moves by several big banks—including Chase and Wells Fargo—to back off the gas pedal on car loans, the result is increased costs on new cars for consumers, Child explained. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Long-term option

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Unai Emery sends fresh message to Mesut Ozil after shock slamming of Arsenal midfielder

first_imgUnai Emery has sent a fresh message to Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery insists Mesut Ozil can adapt to his high-intensity style but has warned the Arsenal midfielder that nobody will get preferential treatment at the club.German playmaker Ozil has been left out of Arsenal’s last two matchday squads, with Emery claiming he did not ‘deserve’ a place on the bench against Standard Liege on Thursday.Last year, the 30-year-old signed a new long-term contract at Arsenal worth a staggering £350,000-a-week.But Ozil has featured in just one Premier League game for the Gunners this season and Emery insists there is serious competition for every place in the Arsenal team.ADVERTISEMENT Emery reflects on 4-0 win over Standard LiegeTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:03FullscreenEmery reflects on 4-0 win over Standard Liegehttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-reflects-4-0-win-standard-liege-2019524/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘But he did probably need someone like Ozil against United to open the door for Aubameyang; he didn’t get a lot of service did he?‘But Ozil… I don’t know what the future holds for him. I think that could be the last straw.’Emery’s Arsenal face Bournemouth this weekend and Cherries boss Eddie Howe has urged his team to make a flying start to the fixture.He said: ‘We haven’t started well at the Emirates Stadium in recent years so we need to start better. They’re dangerous and we’ll have to be at our best.’MORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen to break Manchester United transfer policy for Mario Mandzukic Metro Sport ReporterFriday 4 Oct 2019 11:03 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.7kShares Comment Advertisementcenter_img Unai Emery sends fresh message to Mesut Ozil after shock slamming of Arsenal midfielder Emery insists Ozil can adapt to his high-intensity style (Picture: Getty)Emery said: ‘He can play how I want, but now we have a lot of players being competitive in each position on the pitch and they deserve to be able to help and to play.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Now every player is the same and I want to train, I want them to be pushing to achieve one position in the squad, in the first XI.‘If we continue being competitive and getting better, it is the best for our present and future.’As Ozil continues to be sidelined, Arsenal will reportedly listen to both permanent and loan offers for the midfielder in January.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityGunners hero Ray Parlour doubts Ozil has a long-term future at the Emirates after he was left out against Premier League rivals Manchester United.He told talkSPORT: ‘We don’t know what happens behind the scenes, we don’t know the atmosphere at training and we don’t know his attitude at training.‘Maybe Emery is looking at it wanting a reaction and he’s not getting a reaction, so he’s saying, ‘I’m going to go with the youngsters instead’.‘He’s been brave by doing it because Ozil is a World Cup winner and he’s on a massive contract at Arsenal. Advertisementlast_img read more

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