Billionaire’s mega-mansion proposal in Montclair meets vigorous opposition

first_imgSome residents from the township of Montclair are in an uproar over a proposal to erect a 60,000-square-foot mansion adjacent to the Eagle Rock reservation in Essex County, according to NorthJersey.com, which noted that if built, the “Lloyd Estate” would be larger than the White House and rival President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. The outlet reported that Turkish billionaire Melih Abdulhayoglu, founder of Clifton-based cybersecurity firm the Comodo Group, appears to be the owner of the property after his name appeared in building proposal documents recently filed in Montclair. Plans for the sprawling estate reportedly include a billiard room, bowling alley, movie theater, two elevators, indoor and outdoor pools, a gym, spa and an 11-car garage. If approved, the mansion would be similar in size to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates’ own “Xanadu 2.0” estate outside Seattle. NorthJersey.com reported the site of Abdulhayoglu’s proposed palace required the purchase of two separate homes on six acres in Montclair that were both razed in February. The publication reported that local residents have voiced dissension over the destruction when the the pair of properties — a Civil War-era home at 14 Undercliff Road that sold for $3.88 million in January 2018 and a 1907 seven-bedroom mansion at 172 Lloyd Road that traded for $3.4 million last July — were leveled before scheduled meetings with historic preservation and zoning officials. [NorthJersey.com] This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

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UK triathlon industry officially launches fourth annual athlete survey

first_imgNick Rusling, Chairman of the TIA said “The association’s annual research project is of paramount importance to the continued growth of our sport and its businesses. The study provides our members with robust data upon which to make informed business decisions. Each year our understanding of Britain’s multisport community grows, and the way we operate our businesses evolves in line with this insight.”Jack Buckner, Chief Executive of the British Triathlon added “The Rio year is tremendously important to triathlon as it represents the sport’s biggest shop window. We must work collectively both as a sport and as an industry group to leverage the momentum that the Games bring, and the TIA data will be invaluable in helping us to fuel growth, participation and performance.’The Triathlon Industry Association comprises event organisers, equipment manufacturers, tour operators, retailers, distributors and media.www.triathlonindustryassociation.org To greet the arrival of 2016, with Rio now just months away, the Triathlon Industry Association (TIA) is today officially launching its most in-depth study of the multisport community to assess the state of health of the sport and its associated businesses.With just seven months to go before the British team travels to Rio to try to build upon the fantastic feats of the Brownlees in London, TIA has partnered with British Triathlon to gain greater insights about the rapidly growing triathlon community and to identify any barriers in the way of the sport’s continued rise.To incentivise the biggest-ever response from active, prospective and lapsed triathletes, the industry has teamed up to create an amazing pool of prizes including a training holiday to Lanzarote, wetsuits, tri-suits, goggles, sunglasses, swim training, magazine subscriptions and event entries.The total value of the prize fund is more than £6,000, with 100 prizes to be won. Prizes can be viewed at triathlonindustryassociation.org/2015-survey-prizes and the prize list is still growing! In addition to providing comparative data for the core areas of participation, expenditure and demographics, the fourth annual TIA study will explore membership levels of both clubs and the Home Nation associations, alongside the impact of new technology on the sport, both performance and training hardware and wearable tech.For non-triathletes, new and expanded questions will focus upon barriers to taking on a triathlon, plus awareness of and interest levels in Triathlon England’s GO TRI initiative.All respondents will be quizzed upon emerging areas such as swimrun, and with interest in children’s triathlon growing, whether there is adequate provision currently being made for the triathletes of the future. >> To participate in the research and be in with a chance to win one of the fantastic prizes visit: https://www.research.net/s/UK_multisport_survey_2015i. Relatedlast_img read more

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