Realty company opens A.V. office

first_imgAbout Lee & Associates-LA North/Ventura Inc. Lee & Associates, founded in 1979, is one of the largest regional commercial real estate providers in the United States. Lee & Associates-LA North/Ventura Inc., a member of the Lee & Associates Group of Companies, is headquartered in Sherman Oaks, with additional offices in Calabasas, Oxnard and Palmdale, serving clients needs for industrial, office, retail and investment/multi-family property across the San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, Ventura County and the Antelope Valley. For more information, contact Lee & Associates-LA North/Ventura office at (818) 986-9800, 15250 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 100, Sherman Oaks. For more information about the organization, visit us online at www.lee-associates.com. Vanessa Showalter handles publicity for Lee and Associates. She posted this story April 9 to the Antelope Valley hub on valleynews.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In addition, Van Horne recently left the Sheriff’s Department with the rank of captain. Also joining the firm is another local veteran, Susan Champion. An expert in TIC transactions for residential and commercial development projects, Champion worked for Dunn TIC Management, LP, where she specialized in investments. In addition to Battle, Van Horne and Champion, the new Antelope Valley team includes the following Lee & Associates-LA/North Ventura Inc. brokers: Scott Romick and Alexander Wadley (office leasing); Team Hagelis (retail specialists) Bill and Linda Hagelis, and Paul Capra and industrial properties specialists Peter Steigleder and Paul Bellgraph. In addition to focusing on tenant representation for local companies, the Lee Team will working with some of their key clients, which include Martin Properties Inc., Larwin Investment Group, Martin Teitelbaum Construction Inc., Royal Investors Group, S&Y Ventures LLC, Social Vocational Services and the Antelope Valley Board of Trade. Lee & Associates’ new Antelope Valley office will be temporarily located at 936 W. Ave. J-4, Suite 201, Lancaster; phone: (661) 341-3300, and will relocate to the new 120,000-square-foot Challenger Business Park – a retail, medical, office and professional business campus. Owned by Lee’s client, Martin Properties LLC, the business park is located at 38440 5th St. West in Palmdale. This is the fourth office for Lee & Associates-LA North/Ventura Inc., and the 33rd office for The Lee & Associates Group of Companies. In continuation of the company’s business model of going where the business is, Lee & Associates-LA North/Ventura Inc., a member of the Lee & Associates group of companies, has opened an office in Lancaster to accommodate the company’s clients’ growing real estate needs in the Antelope Valley. Under the direction of Mike Tingus, president of Lee & Associates-LA North/Ventura Inc., brokers in this new office will serve the greater Antelope Valley area. “Opening an office in Antelope Valley is part of our strategic plan to continue our growth into emerging markets,” Tingus said. The company’s Antelope Valley team includes seasoned brokers who specialize in office, industrial and retail properties. Leading the new team is John Battle, SIOR, who has more than 25 years experience in office, industrial and multifamily properties. In addition, Lee has recently hired Errol Van Horne, a retail and office specialist who has spent the last 25 years doing business in the area, most recently with Coldwell Banker. last_img read more

N West’s R530m water project

first_img26 March 2004Thousands of residents of Makapanstad, near Hammanskraal in the North West, converged at the Moretele Stadium on Tuesday to celebrate the official launch of a R530-million water supply project.The Roodeplaat Temba Water Supply Scheme will ensure that sufficient water is available to the rural communities of the Moretele local municipality.The first phase of the project, which is already in progress and is expected to be completed by March 2005, will increase the Temba water plant’s capacity by a further 30 Megalitres per day.Phase 2 of the project will see the construction of a 60 Megalitre per day water treatment plant at the Roodeplaat Dam to meet the demands of the nearby City of Tshwane and surrounding areas.Speaking at the event, Water Affairs and Forestry Minister Ronnie Kasrils said that as the government increased its efforts to deliver clean water, more attention needed to be paid to the proper maintenance of the country’s water infrastructure.Kasrils said the project would ensure that local communities benefited directly from the projects through job-creation. “I have been assured that construction work to be executed is labour-intensive and that local labour will be used as far as possible under the project,” he said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

SA reverses decline in matric pass rate

first_img“With resources allocated by the Cabinet at the end of 2010, we will be able to start dealing with inappropriate school structures,” Motshekga said. “We will build and renovate laboratories, libraries, specialist rooms and administration blocks where there are none. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced the results at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Thursday. “Between 2011 and 2014, we are committed to addressing all our sanitation and water supply challenges.” Pass rates for the provinces were encouraging in 2010, with all registering an improvement from the previous year: “The Class of 2010 has shown us there is no mountain we can’t climb when we are up for the challenge,” she said, adding that pupils, parents, teachers and all citizens should pull together to support all pupils, from Grade 1 up to Grade 12. Source: BuaNews “We’d like to congratulate the class of 2010, they did us proud! Their unrelenting determination is commendable,” Motshekga said. “The class of 2010 is truly distinctive!” Motshekga added that textbooks and other learning and teaching materials had also been identified as a priority. Gauteng: 78.6% (71.8% in 2009)Western Cape: 76.8% (75.7% in 2009)North West: 75.7% (67.5% in 2009)Northern Cape: 72.3% (61% in 2009)KwaZulu-Natal: 70.7% (61.1% in 2009)Free State: 70.7% (69.4% in 2009)Eastern Cape: 58.3% (51% in 2009)Limpopo: 57.9% (48.9% in 2009)Mpumalanga: 56.8% (47.9% in 2009)center_img She said the department’s determination to change the status quo of previous results came from the recognition that education was the driver of national change and played an important role in improving people’s lives. This was a major improvement of 7.2 percentage points from 2009’s 60.6% national pass rate, she said. Motshekga wished the Class of 2011 well, and called on them to further improve on the matric pass rate. She added that there would be an intensified focus on improving performance in maths and science, school infrastructure and the basic functionality of all schools. Calls for improvement “We’ve worked hard to ensure the credibility of the exams,” Motshekga added. “Umalusi convened standardisation of exams on 24 December to ensure that the quality of results is the same as in other years.” 6 January 2011 South Africans have a reason to be proud of the Class of 2010, who have recorded a pass rate of 67.8%.last_img read more

Dumaan dedicates pencak silat gold to family

first_imgDines Dumaan of the Philippines after winning the gold medal in the men’s tanding putra class A 45-50 kg division of the 29th Southeast Asian Games pencak silat competition Tuesday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center in Kuala Lumpur. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — The first thing 2017 Southeast Asian Games gold medalist Dines Dumaan wants to do when he returns to the Philippines is bond with his family back in Roxas City.“I dedicate my gold medal to my countrymen and then to my family,” said the 21-year old Dumaan, who is a full-time athlete after dropping out from college.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Dumaan is second of a brood of six. Their parents are rice farmers.He worked his way up all the way to the national team because of his impressive showing in the sparring sessions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDumaan also competed in wushu and taekwondo but now prefers pencak silat where he won the gold medal in the tanding Class A for 45-kg-50kg division in the SEA Games.It was the Philippines’ first gold in the sport since 2005. Read Next The Philippine pencak silat team will compete in Korea on Sept 21 for the third Asian Pencak Silat Championship. PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img NBA: Lamar Odom seeks 1-day contract, retirement with Lakers WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

a month agoLampard insists Chelsea not getting overconfident

first_imgLampard insists Chelsea not getting overconfidentby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrank Lampard has warned his Chelsea about getting ahead of themselves. The Blues are sixth after Saturday’s first home win of the season against Brighton.”I don’t want to get ahead of ourselves because what we have shown so far this season is moments and patches of games with good stuff where we want to get to, and other moments where we haven’t done so,” he said. “So I think to get overconfident at this point would be wrong on my part and the team’s part.”With the young players, and some have been making their full debuts for Chelsea this season, we must give them time and we will get better. I think it was the movement of the ball. We are working a lot on trying to keep switching the play and in moving it from side to side.”Sometimes we forget that and we forget ourselves that we slow it down too much. It is something I don’t like to see. I don’t think it helps the crowd or the atmosphere when you slow it down and go back to the goalkeeper and across sideways when you can play forward.”At times when we were at our best, we play forward, we played punchier, we were sharper and that’s what made us create so many chances. I was pleased and that’s why I wanted to be really positive at half-time because it is easy to lose patience or to stop doing the right things because it is not coming off.”We were actually creating. The point was to keep doing the right things, to keep moving it quickly and believe it was going to come and it did. Every game is different, you have to consider that, but at our best I want us to have a feeling that we are a team that I like watching myself – a team that are sharp and have energy because we have that quality. It is about trying to put that all together.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 days ago​Wanyama admits Tottenham exit talk made unsettled him

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Wanyama admits Tottenham exit talk made unsettled himby Freddie Taylor9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama has admitted that he was unsettled by talk about his future this summer.The veteran defensive midfielder was linked with a move away to the club, and he almost got it through a transfer to Club Brugge.But the move fell through and Wanyama is focusing on fighting for his place in the team.And he admits the summer speculation had an impact on his focus.”Of course I was unsettled with the transfer news because it was coming in the news every day,” Wanyama told Goal.com.”What happened in the transfer window is passed me now and my main focus is to train as hard as I can to make sure I regain my position in the team.”I don’t think it is difficult to win my position back, I just need to push myself even harder and keep working hard in training to achieve the same and I know it will happen soon.” last_img read more

Butler’s Video Tribute To Andrew Smith Is Incredibly Touching

first_imgButler's mascot during an NCAA Tournament game.HOUSTON, TX – APRIL 04: The Butler Bulldogs mascot performs before taking on the Connecticut Huskies during the National Championship Game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament at Reliant Stadium on April 4, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)The Butler basketball program lost a Bulldog great this week, with the passing of Andrew Smith, who played center on Brad Stevens’ back-to-back Final Four teams. Smith lost his battle to cancer on Tuesday, and today, Butler honored the 2013 grad before today’s game against St. John’s with an incredibly moving video tribute and moment of silence.The video tribute and moment of silence for Andrew Smith today at Hinkle Fieldhouse…. https://t.co/MLMRQbE3sc— Butler Basketball (@ButlerMBB) January 16, 2016Andrew’s widow Samantha Smith gave a speech at halftime. The Bulldogs will wear an “AS44” patch for the rest of the season.“AS44” patch to be worn by #Butler rest of season in memory of #AndrewSmithStrong. Team will attend service Sunday. pic.twitter.com/eUnaZfCbAq— Rich Nye (@TheSportsGuy13) January 14, 2016Our thoughts go out to the Smith family, and the Butler community.last_img read more

Lisee steps down as Parti Quebecois suffers historic defeat loses party status

first_imgMONTREAL – The Parti Quebecois, the standard-bearer of Quebec independence for close to 50 years, suffered one of the worst defeats in its history Monday as the Coalition Avenir Quebec romped to a majority government.Among the PQ casualties was Jean-Francois Lisee, who lost his Montreal-area riding of Rosemont and stepped down as leader of the sovereigntist party.“The verdict in Rosemont also puts an end to the best job I’ve ever had, leader of the Parti Quebecois,” Lisee told supporters.The party ended up winning just nine seats — its lowest total since its first two elections in 1970 and 1973, when it won seven and six seats respectively under party founder Rene Levesque. Its 17 per cent share of the popular vote is its worst result ever.While the few candidates who won their seats vowed to fight for their constituents, it remains unclear where the party will go from here.Lisee said the PQ is needed to fight battles for justice, the environment, secularism and the French language.”As long as Quebec is not a country, Quebec will need the Parti Quebecois,” Lisee said.The party was the official Opposition going into the current campaign with 28 of 125 legislature seats, but it is left with a handful of seats in eastern Quebec and a few candidates surrounded by Coalition blue in others.The party was at risk of being completely shut out on the island of Montreal, and it fell short of the dozen seats or 20 per cent of the popular vote needed to give it official party status.Shellshocked party supporters cheered as the party announced the names of their few victorious candidates, among them deputy PQ leader Veronique Hivon.Lisee said he knew from the outset it would be a tough slog as the party took fire from all sides: from the surging Coalition for nationalist voters and from Quebec solidaire for the sovereigntist vote.There was no respite for Lisee in his own riding, which he lost to former Montreal political journalist turned Quebec solidaire star candidate Vincent Marissal.For those left to carry the PQ mantle, it is time for reflection.“I think we’ll have to take some time,” said Catherine Fournier, re-elected in a suburban region south of Montreal. “We have a majority (Coalition) government right now, so the biggest error would be to go too fast.”She said the party needs to “have a good talk about our future — for sure we have one. I strongly believe in our values, our progressive ideas for Quebec’s future and sovereignty.”Fournier said she couldn’t rule out Quebec solidaire being a part of the PQ’s future after its strong showing on Monday.Before the campaign, Quebec solidaire rejected an alliance with the Parti Quebecois, something Lisee said weakened the sovereigntist forces. The two parties spent resources battling each other in ridings instead of working together, which Lisee said might have brought a very different result.Monday’s result was the second straight disappointing showing for the PQ, following up on a 2014 campaign that saw them go from being on the cusp of a majority government to finishing a distant second.The party has had two leaders since Pauline Marois lost in 2014 — Quebecor mogul Pierre Karl Peladeau and Lisee, who was elected to the post in October 2016.PQ president Gabrielle Lemieux said Monday night the party was proud of its campaign and said there will be plenty of time dig into the results.“We had an opportunity in this campaign to present our ideas and that was the most important thing for us,” Lemieux said.last_img read more

Turners position switch leads to uncertain rotation

It’s no secret that the Ohio State men’s basketball team wants to run its offense through Evan Turner. Coming off a season in which he led the team in nearly every offensive category, the junior will again be the Buckeyes’ focal point, but from a new position.Turner, who spent the majority of his first two years as a forward, is expected to transition this season into OSU’s point guard position.However, his move to the point creates a log jam on the Buckeyes’ roster. Both P.J. Hill and Jeremie Simmons played significant time at the position last season and there is debate where each will fit in this year. Perhaps the easiest and most likely solution for Simmons, a senior, is to move him to shooting guard. The former junior-college transfer is thought to be one of the better outside shooters on the team, and said he expects to see time at both positions.“[The coaches] still want me to play some point guard because I can handle the ball,” Simmons said, “but I think I’ll play a little more wing this year.”It is also possible that because the Buckeyes plan to have a faster pace on offense this year, both Turner and another point guard could be on the court simultaneously, Simmons said.“I like the up-tempo ball,” he said. “We can have two point guards out there at the same time because it’s like the spread offense. Everybody can bring up the ball.”For Hill, also a former junior-college transfer, competing for play time is nothing new. He entered last season as a third-string point guard, behind both Simmons and Anthony Crater. But when Crater transferred out of the program after just 10 games, Hill found himself in competition for the starting spot.In the team’s 26th game of the season, and the 49th game of Hill’s career, the senior made his first start. After waiting his turn for nearly two years, he appeared to be ready to take the reins as the Buckeyes’ point guard. Now Hill might have to take a back seat again. It is inevitable that as Turner takes over the position, Hill will see less playing time than expected, but he said he fully supports the change.“Evan, he’s real versatile and he can do a lot of stuff for us,” Hill said. “Coach [Matta] believes that, and I believe too, that wherever coach puts him at will be best for the team and will make us successful.”While some may see the move as a demotion for Hill, he said being designated to a backup role is more positive than negative.“It definitely doesn’t take away from my game,” Hill said. “It actually adds to it, because it makes me work harder and then be more productive in the time that I’m on the court.”Even though Turner will start at point guard, Matta said he expects the team to use him at nearly every position on the floor. As Turner moves through the lineup, there will be chances for Hill to make an impact.If there was an argument to be made for Hill’s playing time, he made it himself during the team’s summer exhibition games in Canada. In the Buckeyes’ 90-39 win over the University of Windsor, Hill shot seven of nine from the field and recorded 18 points in just 20 minutes of play.Hill’s 18 points were more than he has ever scored in a Buckeye uniform, but just like he has done in the past, Hill has embraced his role on the team, no matter what it is. “I’m just going to get in where I fit in,” Hill said. “When I come in the game I’ll just be productive as usual. I’ll bring energy and just try to make a big impact.”Regardless of when and where Hill and Simmons end up playing this season, the Buckeyes will live and die with the play of Turner at the point, and Hill expects Turner to thrive at his new position.“Evan is such a great player and he can not only create for himself, but he can create for others,” Hill said. “Good things happen when he has the ball. He’s a very special player.” read more