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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BusyBus launches TravSafe package for passengers

first_imgCheshire-based minicoach operator BusyBus has developed TravSafe. It is a package that contains everything needed by passengers to maximise protection against airborne and surface infection where social distancing measures are impractical or impossible.TravSafe’s purpose is to enable passengers to return to coaches and minicoaches without those vehicles being subject to capacity constraints. Each heat-sealed pack is designed for single use, over either a journey or a day. It contains:COVID-aware statementFace maskFace shieldGlovesHand wipesTissues.Instructions are provided and the packaging acts as a safe disposal ‘bin’. Every part of TravSafe is made from recyclable materials.BusyBus has now handed over the concept to a start-up trading brand, also called TravSafe. It is wholly owned by the operator and operates from BusyBus’s depot near Chester. TravSafe aims to redeploy BusyBus’s workforce until they can take up their usual roles once again.BusyBus Managing Director Peter Rosenfeld says that the operator does not intend to profit from TravSafe. Instead, its motivation centres on helping its industry peers and ensuring that its own employees remain working.Adds Mr Rosenfeld: “Doing this is not something that I envisaged 10 weeks ago, and it has tested every entrepreneurial skillset we have.“The product needed to be practical, sustainable and commercially viable for high-usage coach and transport operators. So many businesses are cashing in on the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis by selling items contained in this pack for over 25 times their value. We do not want to exploit the situation.”Packs can be purchased online via the TravSafe website for as little as £5.“That is an unwanted £5 ‘tax’ per passenger, but it is no different to a commission paid to a reseller for delivering clients. It is also the difference between a passenger selecting an operator over a competitor when they feel thought about, safe and secure.”last_img read more

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SIAD Group at Cryogen Expo 2009

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Alstom completes share buy-back

first_imgALSTOM: The public share buy-back offer which aimed to return to shareholders part of the proceeds of the energy business transaction with General Electric has been successfully completed, Alstom announced on January 28. Following the reduction mechanism, 91·5 million shares representing around 29·5% of Alstom’s capital have been repurchased for €3·2bn and cancelled. This takes the number of Alstom shares to approximately 220 million and market capitalisation to €5·4bn. Bouygues owns 28·3% of Alstom’s capital.The Alstom board has accepted Patrick Kron’s previously-announced resignation as Chairman& CEO with effect from February 1. He will be succeeded by Henri Poupart-Lafarge, who is currently Director & Executive Vice-President.last_img

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Ten Thoughts on the Penguins Before Round Two Begins

first_imgFollowing their first round victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in six games, the task for the Washington Capitals gets significantly harder as they take on the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins in a second round series that starts at 7:30 pm on Thursday night at the Verizon Center.Here are ten thoughts on the Pens as we head into game one.1. Pittsburgh had a ton of injuries this season, but they still managed to stay close to the Capitals in the standings until very late in the campaign. They are an extremely well coached team led by the best player in the league, Sidney Crosby. Coach Mike Sullivan’s club is playing well right now despite the fact that they are missing defenseman Kris Letang, forward Carl “Cap Killer” Hagelin, and goaltender Matt Murray due to injury. Letang is done for the season while Murray is not even skating, yet. Hagelin is a possibility to return, at some point, during this series.2. The Pens scored 21 goals in five games against the Columbus Blue Jackets in round one. They notched them in so many different ways, too. Here’s the break down on those tallies: Eight from offensive zone pressure shifts, six power play markers (officially only five, but Evgeni Malkin’s goal in game two came just one second after a CBus penalty expired), four rush goals, one off of a face off, one as a result of a strong forecheck, and one empty net tally. Six power play goals jumps out there, the Capitals cannot afford to take careless penalties.3. A big key to those goals is how decisive they are with the puck, they pass it quickly to open space and it leads to a lot of one timers. They were able to exploit a very young Blue Jackets defense and get Vezina Trophy candidate, Sergei Bobrovsky, moving around quite a bit, which made it easier to find open looks. Columbus never knew what hit them.4. Another thing they like to do is use the long stretch pass out of their zone from a defenseman to the forwards. If the opponent makes a mistake in the neutral zone or has a bad line change, they typically exploit it. The Caps must be crisp in the neutral zone and make sure they get pucks deep into the Penguins zone, especially when they are changing players.5. When it comes to getting pucks to the net, I’ve already mentioned how quickly they do that. What makes them even more dangerous is all of their forwards are skilled at crashing the cage. Patric Hornqvist, Jake Guentzel, Bryan Rust, Nick Bonino, and Scott Wilson all had in close tallies in round one. Guentzel and Rust each had five goals in the five game series and most of them were from just outside the paint. Chris Kunitz is another player who specializes in dirty goals, but he was out due to injury in round one. He is expected to suit up for the series opener. Crosby is a wizard when he has the puck behind the opponents cage so it is imperative that Washington does a very good job in picking up Penguins forwards in front and around the net when #87 has the puck. The Blue Jackets failed in that area miserably.6. Pittsburgh is missing Letang on the back end, and he was a work horse for the Pens against the Capitals last spring logging over 25 minutes a game. However, this season the team has learned to play without him since he’s been on the sidelines since February. As a result, they have three pairs of defenders that get pretty even ice time based on the Columbus series: Justin Schultz and Ian Cole, Olli Maatta and Trevor Daley, and Brian Dumoulin and Ron Hainsey.7. The Penguins are very difficult to beat on their home ice. In fact, you have to go back to December 14, 2015 to find the last time the Capitals won in Pittsburgh. That’s six straight losses at the Igloo II, counting last spring’s playoffs.8. With Murray injured in the game one warm-ups against Columbus, Marc-Andre Fleury was thrown into the battle in goal. It was literally baptism by fire in these 2017 Playoffs for the 2009 Stanley Cup Champion and his perfect 16 save performance in period one stabilized things for the Pens until they found their game. They then quickly demolished Columbus. If Coach John Tortorella’s squad gets a goal or two in that opening frame, is the series different? We’ll never know because Fleury was so good in net to start the series.9. Washington did well containing the Crosby and Malkin lines last spring, but it was the Hagelin-Bonino-Phil Kessel third line that did them in. This go round, that line is not together due to the knee injury to #62. However, Crosby, Malkin, and Kessel are playing as well as ever. Malkin, who was battling an upper body injury in the playoffs last year, is at the peak of his game now and is very difficult to take off of the puck. Kessel is on his line, along with Rust and they’ve been on fire. The best way to stop Malkin is to prevent him from getting the biscuit. He’s in beast mode heading into round two and leads the NHL in playoff scoring.10. The Caps have spent all kinds of time and effort since last May’s playoff loss to put themselves in position for a rematch. They’ve added Lars Eller, Brett Connolly, and Kevin Shattenkirk to their lineup to try and match the Penguins fast paced play. They are a year more experienced, which has proven to bode well for Dmitry Orlov, Nate Schmidt, and Evgeny Kuznetsov so far in this postseason. So now they’ve finally gotten to this point and have their chance to slay the dragon, once and for all. It will not be easy. The Penguins are the Defending Champs, and therefore, King of the Hill, until they are defeated. Last season’s series, which was razor close just like the movie Rocky, was essentially the Stanley Cup Finals in round two. 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