Hotel complex – Jelato Donna http://jelato-donna.com/ Wed, 25 May 2022 04:39:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://jelato-donna.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-23T175350.859-150x150.png Hotel complex – Jelato Donna http://jelato-donna.com/ 32 32 Get to Know Student Speaker of the Class Day 2022 Peter James Kiernan – MBA https://jelato-donna.com/get-to-know-student-speaker-of-the-class-day-2022-peter-james-kiernan-mba/ Wed, 25 May 2022 04:39:23 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/get-to-know-student-speaker-of-the-class-day-2022-peter-james-kiernan-mba/ See the video Peter James Kiernan (MBA 2022) has been selected as the student speaker for Harvard Business School’s (HBS) Class Day Celebration, held this year on Wednesday, May 25. Class day honors graduating students and usually takes place the day before school. and official University graduation ceremonies. It is planned and led by a […]]]>

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Peter James Kiernan (MBA 2022) has been selected as the student speaker for Harvard Business School’s (HBS) Class Day Celebration, held this year on Wednesday, May 25. Class day honors graduating students and usually takes place the day before school. and official University graduation ceremonies. It is planned and led by a committee of second-year MBA students.

A hotel room in Albany, New York, was not where Kiernan expected to spend the winter break of his freshman year at Harvard Business School. But it was where he was needed, and as a former Marine who considers public service part of his DNA, he answered the call to serve. From that isolated hotel room, Kiernan helped set up the state’s first mass vaccination sites for COVID-19.

Kiernan was, as he says with a laugh, in the wrong place at the wrong time at the start of 2020. As Deputy Chief of Staff to the New York State Chief Operating Officer, he was responsible for maintaining priority projects on the track and manage any related crisis. A year and a half into his job, the pandemic hit and he became the point person for the state’s COVID response efforts.

“I remember saying, ‘Surely there’s someone more qualified,’ and the response was, ‘Well no, no one who’s ever fought a pandemic is still alive,'” recalls Kiernan, and that’s how he found himself helping configure policies, restrictions and shutdowns, setting up the nation’s first mass testing sites and deploying first responders.

Six months later, Kiernan began his freshman year at HBS. His experiences in New York and six years of prior service in the Marines have combined for a solid foundation of problem-solving experience in the public sector. Business school, he thought, might balance the flip side.

“Working in the pandemic made it very clear that with the immense challenges we faced, despite our extensive emergency powers and our ability to deploy resources, we could not solve the problem ourselves,” Kiernan said. . “We needed the private sector – manufacturers, hospitals, consultants, laboratories, pharmaceutical companies. All of these parts were essential to the response operation and saved people’s lives. I realized how crucial it was to learn the language of the private sector and business in general.

Jumping into an uncertain year at HBS, Kiernan was in the perfect position to help with the school’s response to the pandemic and address the concerns of administrators, medical professionals and students. Happy to finally be in the same city as his fiancée – now his wife – after years of a long-distance romance, he dove into his classes, got to know his classmates and dedicated this winter to helping his former colleagues to establish vaccination sites.

Stressful and uncertain environments were familiar to Kiernan from his time in the Marine Corps. He spent most of his military career in special operations, as a scout sniper, a Pashto linguist, and deployed to Afghanistan where he constantly had to navigate his way through difficult and ambiguous situations. “Training gives you incredible self-knowledge, including what your breaking point is and how far you can go before you reach it,” Kiernan said. “This awareness comforts you when you face challenges that push your limits and gives you the confidence to try to solve complex problems.”

As he reflects on the past two tumultuous years, Kiernan is grateful for the camaraderie and insights of his classmates, the support of the HBS community, the lessons learned in and out of the classroom, playing a part in the COVID responses from HBS and NY. , and his wife, the anchor of all these experiences. His enthusiasm for their shared future and the next phase of his career is tempered by the sacrifices he has seen and experienced on the front lines of public service. He looks forward to applying his skills to the business world and envisions dipping in and out of the private and public sectors throughout his life.

“I have always enjoyed serving my community,” Kiernan said. “I think your career should be the intersection of something you’re passionate about, something you’re good at, and something that makes a difference in society. I learned that I like being engaged in these high intensity situations and solving difficult problems. Our country is facing very great challenges. I’ll spend some time trying to tackle some of them on the other side.

This article was originally published by HBS Newsroom.

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KEENON Robotics showcases its advanced service robots at NRA 2022 https://jelato-donna.com/keenon-robotics-showcases-its-advanced-service-robots-at-nra-2022/ Sun, 22 May 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/keenon-robotics-showcases-its-advanced-service-robots-at-nra-2022/ The advanced service robot solutions presented to the North American market by KEENON Robotics caught the attention of visitors to the show: “In the same way that people have freed themselves from such tedious chores as washing clothes or dishes by hand, or sweeping with a broom, and replaced the manual aspects of this work […]]]>

The advanced service robot solutions presented to the North American market by KEENON Robotics caught the attention of visitors to the show:

“In the same way that people have freed themselves from such tedious chores as washing clothes or dishes by hand, or sweeping with a broom, and replaced the manual aspects of this work with washing machines, dishwashers and vacuum cleaners, service robots are “turned” into powerful assistants for humans in their work and life, helping restaurants, hotels, shopping malls, supermarkets and factories with various boring and dangerous tasks, improving efficiency, reducing costs and allowing people to spend their time on more important and interesting tasks and creative work.At the same time, the evolution and improvement of big data analysis technologies and interaction of AI allow robots to extend their application scenarios and improve their services.Robots are on the way to becoming a tool assistant that we can no longer s pass us,’ mentioned Theodore Wangsales manager at KEENON Robotics US

  • Restaurant Robot: A waiter robot that helps human waiters serve and return used dishes efficiently as a restaurant robot, allowing human waiters to save time and focus their energy on customer service, greatly improving the overall efficiency and service level of the restaurant.
  • Hotel Robot: Redefines the hotel guest experience in terms of safety and efficiency. A delivery robot, for example, can perfectly take the elevator to any floor and provide room service at any time of the day or night, providing the contactless and life-friendly room delivery services. most trusted private.
  • Hospitality Robot: Broadcasts advertisements on two high-definition digital screens to welcome customers or solicit passers-by and guide them to their seats, while increasing efficiency and providing a fun experience.
  • Disinfection robot: equipped with professional disinfection lamps and sprayers that effectively kill bacteria and viruses on the surface and in the air, providing efficient and rapid sanitation services in public areas.

KEENON Robotics robots are equipped with a fully autonomous positioning and navigation system in tandem with highly sensitive obstacle perception and avoidance technologies to adapt to a variety of complex real-world application scenarios and enable safe, reliable and efficient service robot solutions.

About KEENON Robotics:

Founded in 2010, KEENON Robotics provides smart, reliable and convenient solutions for various scenarios including restaurants, hotels, shopping malls, supermarkets and factories. KEENON Robotics is a strategic partner of Softbank Robotics and Hyundai Robotics. In September 2021KEENON completed a $200 million Series D funding led by Softbank Vision Fund 2 (SVF2), marking the largest funding ever received by a service robot company. KEENON robots have been deployed in over 60 countries.

SOURCEKeenon Robotics Co., Ltd.

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Canada’s tallest hotel will be replaced by one of Toronto’s tallest developments https://jelato-donna.com/canadas-tallest-hotel-will-be-replaced-by-one-of-torontos-tallest-developments/ Fri, 20 May 2022 14:10:16 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/canadas-tallest-hotel-will-be-replaced-by-one-of-torontos-tallest-developments/ The days are numbered for the largest hotel in Canada, as a redevelopment proposal that would bring the end of the Chelsea Hotel one step closer to a ready-to-use state. It may be the largest hotel property in the country with 1,590 rooms, but Chelsea’s towering 26-story bulk, aging amenities, clunky layout (it was originally […]]]>

The days are numbered for the largest hotel in Canada, as a redevelopment proposal that would bring the end of the Chelsea Hotel one step closer to a ready-to-use state.

It may be the largest hotel property in the country with 1,590 rooms, but Chelsea’s towering 26-story bulk, aging amenities, clunky layout (it was originally designed to be a co-op student then later a condo tower) and a center its location at 33 Gerrard Street West makes it an excellent redevelopment opportunity for owner Great Eagle Holdings.

The owners first launched plans to replace the hotel tower opened in 1975 with a skyscraper complex in 2015, calling for four towers as high as 80 floors designed by architects – Alliance with a mixture of condo, hotel , office and retail space .

A few months later, a revised three-tower plan was launched with a maximum height of 86 stories, and by the end of 2016 ambition had swelled to build towers as high as 88 stories on the site of the hotel in Chelsea.

The project has since taken on the nickname “Chelsea Green”.

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Like many proposals in the city, 33 Gerrard was appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (now the Ontario Lands Tribunal), resulting in a negotiated settlement between the developer and the City and to a modified plan with towers of 31, 48 and 84 floors.

It was then submitted to city planners in early 2018 and approved by the court the following year. But the proposal continues to be refined as the design team works through concerns with various city departments, with updated applications in 2021 and 2022 now planned with heights of 31, 49 and 86 floors.

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The tallest of the group is proposed to stand at just over 278 metres, which if completed today would rank as the second tallest building in all of Canada. A title worthy enough to replace the current crown of Canada’s largest hotel.

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Changes since the 2021 submission have been minor in scope, including revisions to the design of private public space, tower heights, and provisions for future widening of Gerrard Street.

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Toronto will have more than 1,700 residential units, including 159 bachelor apartments, 975 one-bedroom apartments, 339 two-bedroom apartments and 236 three-bedroom apartments. In addition to the residential component, the complex includes a brand new hotel, as well as commercial and office space combined for more than 10,500 square meters, and a multitude of new public spaces.

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It will also create a new daycare space for the city, planned within the podium of one of the towers.

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Among the planned public realm improvements is a crosswalk connecting the east and west ends of Walton Street, creating a new path between Yonge and Bay.

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Chelsea Green is the continuation of a trend started by the towering Aura at College Park condo on the northwest corner of Yonge and Gerrard.

Between Aura, Chelsea Green and the neighboring Concord Sky project currently under construction to the east, the Yonge and Gerrard area is quickly establishing itself as one of the city’s most prominent skyline spots.

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AF Academy Invites Public Comment on Visitor Center Hotel Construction Plan https://jelato-donna.com/af-academy-invites-public-comment-on-visitor-center-hotel-construction-plan/ Tue, 17 May 2022 10:01:30 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/af-academy-invites-public-comment-on-visitor-center-hotel-construction-plan/ Share Tweeter Share Share E-mail By Personal Writer | US Air Force Academy Public Affairs US AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colorado — The 10th Civil Engineer Squadron has issued a public notice inviting the public to comment on the construction plan for the new U.S. Air Force Academy Welcome Center hotel. The notice reads as follows: […]]]>

By Personal Writer | US Air Force Academy Public Affairs

US AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colorado — The 10th Civil Engineer Squadron has issued a public notice inviting the public to comment on the construction plan for the new U.S. Air Force Academy Welcome Center hotel.

The notice reads as follows:

Notice of Availability, USAFA Cultural Resource Management, New Visitor Center Hotel

“The Academy’s built and natural environment includes many historic properties subject to the compliance requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966, as amended. Where undertakings planned to support the mission of the Academy are likely to impact these properties, Section 106 of the NHPA requires the Academy to work with various stakeholders. This process also includes raising public awareness so that they have the opportunity to express their point of view. General information about the NHPA and the role of the public is available at https://www.achp.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2021-01/CitizenGuide2021_011321.pdf.

“The Academy has planning underway related to Section 106 for planned construction for the TrueNorth Commons/Gateway Visitor Center Project near the Academy’s North Gate off I-25. The hotel development phase of the Project appears to have the potential for adverse effects on two historic properties, a proposed USAFA-wide National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) District, designated 5EP.595, regarding landscape associated with the Academy’s original design by Skidmore architectural firm Owens & Merrill; and the Cadet Area National Historic Landmark (5EP.4680, listed in the NRHP on April 1, 2004).

Both of these historic properties may experience indirect adverse effects, such as view-related impacts, from the project hotel regarding:

(1) the height and massing of the proposed hotel complex,

(2) the projected exterior lighting of the hotel complex, and

(3) proposed exterior construction materials for the resort.

“The Academy has developed a draft plan to address these adverse effects by avoiding, minimizing and/or mitigating the expected impacts. The final plan would become an amendment to the project’s Section 106 Programmatic Agreement (PA) produced in 2019.

“This amendment to the Project PA is at a draft stage where public views are welcome. Comments or questions, including requests for a copy of the draft changes, can be directed to the email address 10CES.CENPP.Planning_Programming@us.af.mil with the subject line indicating “ATTN CR Manager” or by regular mail to “ATTN CR Manager, 10 CES/CENP, 8120 Edgerton Drive, USAFA, CO 80840”. Please send communications, if any, within 30 calendar days of the publication of this announcement.

The 10th CES manages the Academy’s built and natural environments with respect for heritage, sustained excellence of facilities, and with a focus on the Academy’s future infrastructure.

AF Academy Invites Public Comment on Visitor Center Hotel Construction Plan





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Fresno CA woman fatally struck dragged by identified truck https://jelato-donna.com/fresno-ca-woman-fatally-struck-dragged-by-identified-truck/ Sat, 14 May 2022 23:20:30 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/fresno-ca-woman-fatally-struck-dragged-by-identified-truck/ The woman who was fatally struck and dragged for miles by a truck in northwest Fresno early Friday was identified Saturday afternoon by the county coroner’s office as 29-year-old Monique Contreraz. The coroner said she was living in Fresno but homeless. Police say Contreraz was pushing a shopping cart and walking a dog on a […]]]>

The woman who was fatally struck and dragged for miles by a truck in northwest Fresno early Friday was identified Saturday afternoon by the county coroner’s office as 29-year-old Monique Contreraz.

The coroner said she was living in Fresno but homeless.

Police say Contreraz was pushing a shopping cart and walking a dog on a leash when she was hit near Herndon and Milburn avenues.

The vehicle, later determined to be a full-size Chevrolet Silverado, dragged the woman’s body about eight miles before ending up at the La Quinta Inn near Cornelia Avenue and Golden State Boulevard.

A 911 caller reported suspicious behavior around 1 a.m. in the hotel parking lot. Police found partial remains of the woman’s body.

Police initially said the body was too damaged to immediately identify the sex or approximate age, but eventually learned more about the victim.

The driver suspected of being responsible for the fatal hit and run has been identified by police as Shawn Ginder, 38, of Fresno. He was arrested Friday night and taken to the Regional Community Medical Center after authorities say he jumped from a three-story house.

As of Saturday afternoon, he remained in serious condition, police said.

Ginder attempted to rent a room at the hotel but was refused as the rooms were full.

Surveillance videos captured Contreraz being punched and also tracked the incident to the hotel.

Investigators said Contreraz was in a crosswalk, but it was unclear if she had the right of way.

Police located Ginder’s vehicle around 3 p.m. Friday after it entered an apartment complex in the 5500 block of North Figarden Drive.

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A tow truck drives a truck involved in a fatal hit-and-run out of an apartment complex on Friday, May 13, 2022. The driver is suspected of striking and killing a 29-year-old woman, dragging her 8 miles through Fresno . Larry Valenzuela lvalenzuela@fresnobee.com

The Collision Reconstruction Unit was able to confirm that the truck was involved in the hit-and-run and belonged to Ginder.

Valles said Ginder lives in the apartment complex but was not initially found.

The vehicle was towed and the Madera County Sheriff’s Office eventually located Ginder, who police say jumped from a three-story house.

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Police closed the entrance to the apartment complex in northwest Fresno where a vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run was found in the parking lot Friday, May 13, 2022. Larry Valenzuela lvalenzuela@fresnobee.com

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Fresno police released photos Friday, May 13, 2022, of a Chevrolet Silverado they believe was involved in a fatal hit-and-run earlier in the day. FRESNO POLICE DEPARTMENT

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Fresno police released photos Friday, May 13, 2022, of a Chevrolet Silverado they believe was involved in a fatal hit-and-run earlier in the day. FRESNO POLICE DEPARTMENT

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A pedestrian was killed by a fleeing driver and dragged in an incident that ended on Cornelia Avenue and Golden State Boulevard near West Shaw Avenue on Friday, May 13, 2022, according to Fresno police. ANTONY GALAVIZ agalaviz@fresnobee.cmn

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A pedestrian was killed by a fleeing driver and dragged in an incident that ended on Cornelia Avenue and Golden State Boulevard near West Shaw Avenue on Friday, May 13, 2022, according to Fresno police. ANTONY GALAVIZ agalaviz@fresnobee.cmn

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A pedestrian was killed by a fleeing driver and dragged in an incident that ended on Cornelia Avenue and Golden State Boulevard near West Shaw Avenue on Friday, May 13, 2022, according to Fresno police. ANTONY GALAVIZ agalaviz@fresnobee.cmn

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A pedestrian was killed by a fleeing driver and dragged in an incident that ended on Cornelia Avenue and Golden State Boulevard near West Shaw Avenue on Friday, May 13, 2022, according to Fresno police. ANTONY GALAVIZ agalaviz@fresnobee.cmn

This story was originally published May 14, 2022 4:20 p.m.

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Devyn Nekoda talks sneaker culture and filming in Toronto https://jelato-donna.com/devyn-nekoda-talks-sneaker-culture-and-filming-in-toronto/ Thu, 12 May 2022 17:01:26 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/devyn-nekoda-talks-sneaker-culture-and-filming-in-toronto/ The new Disney+ musical Sneakerella is a self-proclaimed “modern take” on the classic Cinderella story, following amateur sneaker designer El (Chosen Jacobs) as he falls in love with basketball legend’s daughter Kira (Lexi Underwood). and shoe mogul Darius King (real-life basketball legend John Salley). It’s a dynamic and upbeat urban fairy tale set on the […]]]>

The new Disney+ musical Sneakerella is a self-proclaimed “modern take” on the classic Cinderella story, following amateur sneaker designer El (Chosen Jacobs) as he falls in love with basketball legend’s daughter Kira (Lexi Underwood). and shoe mogul Darius King (real-life basketball legend John Salley). It’s a dynamic and upbeat urban fairy tale set on the streets of Queens, New York.

Of course, Canadian viewers will probably recognize that it’s not Queens, New York at all—in fact, in most scenes of Sneakerella, it’s Toronto, Hamilton, and other recognizable parts of Ontario, dressed and enhanced by CGI to look like the United States. To add to the Canadian charm, there’s also El’s best friend, Sami, played by rising Canadian actress Devyn Nekoda. A spunky photographer always by her best friend’s side, Sami can sing and dance throughout this cast-forward musical, celebrating sneakers and sneaker culture along the way.

Like Sneakerella arrives on Disney+ this weekend, Complex Canada caught up with Devyn to talk about her Canadian roots, how she landed the role, and her own love of sneakers.

Picture via Disney

“I often had to remind myself, we are in New York! Not Toronto! »

I see you are from Brantford, Ontario.
I’m from Brantford! I don’t like saying that to people. No just kidding. But I actually live a bit outside of Brantford. I went to school there and studied dance at Simcoe. So I have lived all my life in an extremely small town.

Did you migrate to Toronto at some point?
I haven’t, actually. I am still at home. When I shot the film, I had an apartment there for three or four months. I spent time living in Los Angeles for a few months. I’ve done it two years in a row now. I’m all over the place.

A lot is being filmed in Canada these days, which is lucky for actors like you, I’m sure. Do you still think you have to be in Los Angeles to find work?
Yeah, absolutely. The most important thing in this industry is to build connections. I can’t work in the United States because I don’t have my work visa, but I wanted them to see me in person, see my face. I think that’s super important.

You have a background in dance, but I see that you also studied… circus arts?
Alright, wow. You really did your research. I started dancing when I was two years old, and at that time my mom was kind of like, let’s put her in everything and see what she does with it. I had a lot of energy. I did dance, gymnastics, t-ball, football. I chose to compete in dance. With circus arts, I took classes for a few years. It was amazing. I was doing flying trapeze and hanging upside down.

Tell me a bit about your involvement in this project. How were you cast in the film?
When I do auditions, usually once I do it’s out of sight, out of mind. But this one, I couldn’t help but think. I fell in love with the character, Sami. I auditioned maybe in June or July and then I didn’t hear anything new so I didn’t think I understood. I had a random encore audition while on a road trip with my friends in BC. So I did all my reminders on Zoom in a hotel room. At one point I did it from a campsite. I ended up having to fly home from Vancouver and my friends had to drive my car back to Ontario.

Sneakerella star Devyn Nekoda at the launch of the film
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The film is set in New York but, obviously for us, it was shot in Toronto and Hamilton. I think I noticed some scenes that looked like King and University Downtown. How was this experience for you on set?
It was really fun. We were turning down the street and you know how busy downtown Toronto is. We had to change all the street names and everyone who passed by was like, wait, what? In post-production, we added all the real New York elements, so I often had to remind myself, this is New York! Not Toronto!

The film focuses on sneakers and sneakerhead culture. Were you a sneaker person?
Definitively. I wouldn’t call myself a sneakerhead, but I love them. With my dance background, it’s also a huge element in the dance world. I am working on expanding my collection. One day I will be there.

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The Rivers Casino Portsmouth celebrates a construction milestone with a closing ceremony on May 10 https://jelato-donna.com/the-rivers-casino-portsmouth-celebrates-a-construction-milestone-with-a-closing-ceremony-on-may-10/ Tue, 10 May 2022 17:40:00 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/the-rivers-casino-portsmouth-celebrates-a-construction-milestone-with-a-closing-ceremony-on-may-10/ PORTSMOUTH, Virginia, May 10, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rivers Casino Portsmouth today announced the completion of the steel frame of the new gaming and entertainment complex on Victory Boulevard, which will open in early 2023. This press release is multimedia. View the full press release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220510006258/en/ Rivers Casino Portsmouth celebrated a construction milestone with a closing ceremony […]]]>

PORTSMOUTH, Virginia, May 10, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rivers Casino Portsmouth today announced the completion of the steel frame of the new gaming and entertainment complex on Victory Boulevard, which will open in early 2023.

This press release is multimedia. View the full press release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220510006258/en/

Rivers Casino Portsmouth celebrated a construction milestone with a closing ceremony on May 10, 2022. (Photo: Business Wire)

At a closing ceremony this morning, a yellow Rivers steel beam – signed by Ballard-Yates construction crews, Rivers Casino Portsmouth management and local officials – was lifted to festive music and hoisted in place. The beam marks a milestone in the construction of the property since its inauguration in December 2021.

“We started moving earth and preparing the ground less than a year ago, and we’re making great progress,” said Justin Ballard, SB Ballard Construction Company. “Despite the supply chain disruptions caused by the pandemic, we are still on track to complete this project in early 2023.”

The brief beam-raising ceremony featured remarks from Senator L. Louise Lucas; Mayor Shannon Glover (Portsmouth); Roy Corby, Managing Director, Rivers Casino Portsmouth; and Justin Ballard, SB Ballard Construction Company (Ballard-Yates).

Once the ceremonial beam was fixed, Rush Street Gaming, the developer and operator of Rivers Casino Portsmouth, hosted an appreciation lunch for the entire construction team.

“Ballard-Yates shares our commitment to the high quality construction and rapid delivery of Portsmouth’s state-of-the-art casino, and we thank the entire construction team for their hard work and partnership as we move steadily towards opening,” said Roy Corby, Managing Director, Rivers Casino Portsmouth.

The over $300 million project will include a casino, BetRivers Sportsbook, premier restaurants, live entertainment lounge, hotel and event center; and will bring 1,300 new permanent jobs and approximately 1,400 construction jobs to the region.

Rivers Casino Portsmouth recently announced a series of five career fairs, one per month over the next five months, starting May 12 at the Portsmouth campus of Tidewater Community College. The first career fair will focus on table games and dealer school training. For more information on all upcoming career fairs, visit riverscasinoportsmouth.com.

About Rivers Casino Portsmouth

Rivers Casino Portsmouth is a world-class destination – a local investment of over $300 million – currently being built along Victory Boulevard as part of Portsmouth’s new entertainment district. The complex will include a casino, sports betting site, hotel, event and conference venues, top-notch restaurants and more. Rivers Casino will be developed and operated by Rush Street Gaming, one of the fastest growing casino and entertainment companies in the country. For more information on Rivers Casino Portsmouth, please visit riverscasinoportsmouth.com.

About Construction Ballard-Yates

Ballard-Yates is a joint venture between local company, SB Ballard Construction Company and national contractor Yates Construction.

Founded in 1978, SB Ballard Construction began as a concrete contractor completing residential and commercial concrete projects. The family business quickly grew to become one of the largest concrete contractors in the country. Based in Virginia Beach, SB Ballard is now one of the largest construction companies in the Commonwealth.

Ranked among the best commercial and industrial construction companies in the country by News-Record Engineering, Yates Construction is a family business and offers a wide range of construction and construction services. Incorporated in 1964 by William G. Yates Jr., the company has become one of the nation’s leading commercial and industrial construction companies.

See the source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220510006258/en/

contacts

Media contacts:
Kelli Webb
For Rivers Casino Portsmouth
kelliwebb@thekbdgroup.com
757.606.0281

Jack Horner
For Rush Street Gaming
jack@hornercom.com
412.600.2295

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Paddy McKillen Jnr and Matt Ryan are planning a hotel and leisure complex in Birmingham under the brand ‘The Dean’ https://jelato-donna.com/paddy-mckillen-jnr-and-matt-ryan-are-planning-a-hotel-and-leisure-complex-in-birmingham-under-the-brand-the-dean/ Sun, 08 May 2022 01:30:00 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/paddy-mckillen-jnr-and-matt-ryan-are-planning-a-hotel-and-leisure-complex-in-birmingham-under-the-brand-the-dean/ Developer Paddy McKillen Jnr and Matt Ryan’s Oakmount are planning to develop a new hotel and leisure complex in Birmingham. according to reports published online in the UK Live Business, developer Oakmount and sister recreation company Creative Cedar are behind the project, having purchased Methodist Central Hall in the city. He said they plan to […]]]>

Developer Paddy McKillen Jnr and Matt Ryan’s Oakmount are planning to develop a new hotel and leisure complex in Birmingham.

according to reports published online in the UK Live Business, developer Oakmount and sister recreation company Creative Cedar are behind the project, having purchased Methodist Central Hall in the city. He said they plan to create a mixed-use scheme led by a new hotel with up to 155 rooms.

The hotel is expected to be part of its “The Dean” brand, which Press Up Hospitality will operate.

It would be The Dean’s fourth hotel and the first to open outside of Ireland.

Live Business reported Oakmont and Cedar want to add a three-story roof extension to house a restaurant and bar under the Sophie’s brand. It also plans to create business and commercial units, restore the auditorium, and build an event space and nightclub.

The ground floor storefronts would also be refurbished and there would be a gym, according to a planning application filed in Birmingham.

Live Business said the overall development is expected to create around 410 full-time and part-time jobs if it receives planning permission.

The Methodist Central Hall has been the subject of several proposals to bring it back into use. These included £35m (€41m) plans from Ciel Capital, which won consent in 2018 to create a mixed-use scheme, led by a new hotel with apartment rooms. hotel and a concert hall.

In the summer of 2019, the project stalled when directors were appointed to Ciel Central Hall Ltd, the special purpose company set up to carry out the project. Ciel Capital was then forced to look for a new owner.

A report submitted in support of these new plans by planning consultancy SLR said the redevelopment would “offer sympathetic restoration, improvement and full use” of the building.

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Trey Wingo thinks the Bengals might have the best young talent in the NFL https://jelato-donna.com/trey-wingo-thinks-the-bengals-might-have-the-best-young-talent-in-the-nfl/ Thu, 05 May 2022 17:21:05 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/trey-wingo-thinks-the-bengals-might-have-the-best-young-talent-in-the-nfl/ When it comes to the NFL Draft, there are a handful of voices on a few different networks that are synonymous with the event. One of them is Trey Wingo, who was a national sportscaster for decades on NBC, ESPN and Pro Football Network, while hosting the TV draft for many years. Now Wingo has […]]]>

When it comes to the NFL Draft, there are a handful of voices on a few different networks that are synonymous with the event. One of them is Trey Wingo, who was a national sportscaster for decades on NBC, ESPN and Pro Football Network, while hosting the TV draft for many years.

Now Wingo has teamed up with Caesar’s Sportsbook to bring more sports coverage into the next chapter of his great career. We caught up with Wingo in Las Vegas on the eve of the draft, discussing odds and betting trends, the mighty AFC conference and the Cincinnati Bengals.

For the latter, Wingo paid lofty compliments for the defending champions AFC, noting that while there may have been elements of “flukiness” in their run to Super Bowl LVI, they’re here for it. to stay.

“You can make a very compelling case that the best core of young talent in the NFL is in Cincinnati,” Wingo told me in the “fan cave” inside Caesars Palace Sportsbook. “Joe Burrow, Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins and Joe Mixon. I’m not sure as we speak that there’s a better core of offensive skill position players than those guys.

In recounting Cincinnati’s three playoff wins last season, Wingo noted how thin the razor’s edge was in the Bengals’ wins over the Raiders, Titans and Chiefs, respectively. And, while he notes the talent is there and then some in Cincinnati, he also joked, “I just don’t know if you can count on that many things going right again.”

Yes, the Bengals took breaks towards the end of the year. A perfect rookie kicker in a near-record playoff run with a number of kicks over 50 yards, timely turnovers and other favorable events the Bengals aren’t used to receiving happened on a regular basis.

But, as they say, “luck smiles on the prepared”. The Bengals were a good team last year that created many of their own opportunities for a successful run.

Wingo also noted his admiration for what the Bengals did in free agency ahead of the draft. Cincinnati signed three new starters to its offensive line, while keeping its roster largely intact.

“They’ve done a great job this offseason,” Wingo said when I asked him about the Bengals avoiding the dreaded Super Bowl hangover. “They had one glaring weakness – it was the offensive line – and they backed it up with fighters. La’el Collins, (Ted) Karras comes along – these guys aren’t just good, they’re bad, you know, and that’s what you want. They didn’t have enough villains in this Super Bowl and that’s why Aaron Donald was able to pick up the game like he did.

Unfortunately, the Bengals have a tougher road ahead in 2022, sporting the 7th toughest schedule. Add to that what the Bills, Dolphins and Broncos have done this offseason and the conference becomes very difficult to navigate.

In fact, Wingo listed Miami as the team that could have the surprise run, at least in the eyes of outsiders, much like Cincinnati’s in 2021. The addition of Tyreek Hill with Jaylen Waddle and a capable defense make it a decisive solution. year for Tua Tagovailoa.

After a few weeks of free agency and before the draft, Caesar’s Sportsbook had the Bengals’ win total at 9.5.

Next time you’re in Las Vegas, be sure to check out the sports betting at Caesar’s Palace. Its many giant screens and comfortable seats make your favorite sport an absolute pleasure.

And, Caesar’s did a fantastic job as the showpiece host for this year’s NFL Draft. The media work room and rookie green room were in the adjacent “Forum” complex, while the theater project was a short walk from one of the nation’s most iconic hotels/casinos.

Our thanks to Mr. Wingo, Mr. Harwood and all the good folks at Caesar’s Sportsbook for the time and hospitality. Check out the video embedded above for the full entertaining interview.

Make sure you get the Caesar’s Sportsbook app and follow them on Twitter @CaesarsSports!

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Ukrainian refugees in Mexico City camp await US action https://jelato-donna.com/ukrainian-refugees-in-mexico-city-camp-await-us-action/ Tue, 03 May 2022 04:08:51 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/ukrainian-refugees-in-mexico-city-camp-await-us-action/ MEXICO CITY (AP) — On a dusty field east of Mexico’s sprawling capital, some 500 Ukrainian refugees wait in large tents under the scorching sun for the U.S. government to tell them they can come. The camp has only been open for a week and 50 to 100 people arrive every day. Some have already […]]]>

MEXICO CITY (AP) — On a dusty field east of Mexico’s sprawling capital, some 500 Ukrainian refugees wait in large tents under the scorching sun for the U.S. government to tell them they can come.

The camp has only been open for a week and 50 to 100 people arrive every day. Some have already made it to the US border in Tijuana where they were told they would no longer be allowed in. Others arrived at airports in Mexico City or Cancun, wherever they could find a ticket from Europe.

“We are asking the US government to process faster,” said Anastasiya Polo, co-founder of United with Ukraine, a nongovernmental organization, which worked with the Mexican government to establish the camp. She said that after a week, none of the refugees there “are even close to the end of the program”.

The program, Uniting for Ukraine, was announced by the US government on April 21. Four days later, Ukrainians showing up at the US-Mexico border were no longer exempt from a pandemic-related rule that was used to quickly deport migrants without opportunity. applying for asylum for two years.

Instead, they should apply from Europe or other countries like Mexico. To be eligible, people must have been in Ukraine by February 11; have a sponsor, which can be a family or an organization; meet vaccination and other public health requirements; and pass background checks.


Polo said he was told by US government officials it should take a week to process people, but it looked like it was just getting started. Some earlycomers had received emails from the US government acknowledging receipt of their documents and documents from their sponsors, but she had heard that no sponsors had yet been approved.

“These people cannot stay in this camp because it is temporary,” Polo said. More than 100 of the camp residents are children.

Nearly 5.5 million Ukrainians, mostly women and children, have fled Ukraine since Russia invaded its smaller neighbor on February 24, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Giorgi Mikaberidze, 19, is among those waiting. He arrived in Tijuana on April 25 and found the US border closed. He complained that the US government had given so little notice because many people like him were already in transit. It has gone from a few meters from the United States to some 600 miles (966 kilometers) now.

When the US government announced in late March that it would accept up to 100,000 Ukrainian refugees, hundreds entered Mexico daily as tourists in Mexico City or Cancun and flew to Tijuana to wait a few days – possibly hours. only – before being admitted. the United States at a San Diego border crossing on humanitarian parole. Appointments at US consulates in Europe were infrequent and refugee resettlement takes time, making Mexico the best option.

Travel through Mexico was diverted, but a group of volunteers, largely from Slavic churches in the western United States, met the refugees at Tijuana airport and transported them to a recovery center. recreation that the city of Tijuana has made available to several thousand people. wait . A two- to four-day wait was finally reduced to a few hours when US border inspectors smuggled in Ukrainians.

This special treatment ended the day Mikaberidze arrived in Tijuana.

“We want to go to America because (we are) already here, some don’t even have the money to go back,” he said.

Mikaberidze was visiting relatives in Georgia, southern Ukraine, when the Russian invasion happened and was unable to return. His mother remains in their village near Kharkhov in eastern Ukraine, afraid to leave her home because Russian troops fire indiscriminately at cars driving through the area, he said.

“She said it was a very dangerous situation,” said Mikaberidze, who traveled alone to Mexico.

The Mexico City camp provides a safe place to wait. It was erected inside a large sports complex, so Ukrainians could be seen pushing strollers with children along sidewalks, playing football and volleyball, and even swimming.

However, the refugees have been warned that as long as they are free to leave the compound, no one is responsible for their safety. Iztapalapa, the most populated district of the capital, is also one of the most dangerous.

The Mexican government provided security for the camp with about 50 officers, Polo said. The Navy had also set up a mobile kitchen to provide meals.

She said they felt safe inside the camp, but were asking the government for the possibility of moving the camp to a safer area.

Mykhailo Pasternak and his partner Maziana Hzyhozyshyn were waiting at the entrance to the complex on Monday afternoon. Both suffering from apparent head colds, they planned to move into a hotel for a day or two to try to sleep and recuperate before returning to camp.

Pasternak had left the United States to help Hzyhozyshyn enter. The two had spent several days in Tijuana before flying to Mexico City and arriving at camp on Sunday.

The couple stood out on the streets of Iztapalapa and seemed to wither under the relentless sun. The couple had known each other for six years.

“It’s my love,” Pasternak said.

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AP writer Elliot Spagat in San Diego contributed to this report.

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