Barclays and Lehman expand in Docklands

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Sale of London hotels brings long-running saga to an end

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Hill Street Boxing

first_img Share I’ve got a new addiction. It’s Hill Street Boxing. If you’ve driven down Route 27 in Southampton, in a parking lot across from the Blackman building you’ve likely seen a forever parked Hill Street Boxing van, but the actual studio is next to the village movie theater. Walking in once to Avery Crocker’s Boxing Bootcamp had me returning four times in two weeks. When did you open Hill Street Boxing studio?The idea for Hill Street Boxing started over five years ago when my partner Tommy Haynia and I discussed the need for a boxing fitness gym in the area. We had been training privately at his home for years and always spoke of how great it would be for the community to have a place where people could come together through their interest in boxing, train hard, stay healthy, and learn the techniques and discipline of the sport. What drew you to boxing?I’ve always loved the sport. I watched the pros as a kid, and loved all the “Rocky” movies. I was always a scrappy kid and loved to play fight or “slap box” with friends. Boxing was a personal test of true mental and physical strength. I also played the drums throughout high school, and found this helped me tremendously with understanding the rhythms in boxing.  What’s your background in the sport?I’ve been a student of the sport for over 15 years now. I started learning from a few older guys at the gym when I was a teenager and fell in love with the discipline of the sport. I moved to Brooklyn. It was then I began working out at the renowned Gleason’s Gym in DUMBO. I met and began training with former Middleweight Champion Iran “Blade” Barkley. I returned home to begin training other people who shared the same passion. I have a USA Boxing Level 1 Certification and am heading down to Miami this month to complete a Boxing Fitness cert with former pro boxer and Olympian Tony Jeffries at the Box n Burn Academy. I’ve taught boxing classes at local gyms and trained private clients in their homes for years, but am so happy to finally have a place I can call home, where everyone can come down and workout together.  Who is your ideal client? Anyone and everyone can take up boxing for many different reasons. Whether it’s to compete, cross train, learn something new, improve your self-defense and self-esteem, lose weight, shred calories, or just let out a little stress, boxing is beneficial for anyone at any fitness level. Describe your coaching technique.My approach is always focused on proper technique and form. Each client is different, but in order to really understand the sweet science of boxing, one has to understand how their body works. For example, learning how to stay light on their feet, maintain balance, shift their weight, keep their stance in line while throwing or taking punches, etc. I use strength training exercises and conditioning drills mixed in with footwork, bag work, and especially mitt work to every session. I push my clients to reach their full potential and make sure they leave nothing behind when the hour is complete.  How many boxing bags do you have? What are their different uses?We have over 25 bags in our facility: over 15 heavy bags, and water bags of different shapes and sizes for working your power punches. Speed bags, slip bags and double end bags for working your speed, eye-hand coordination, timing, and defense. And even a couple muy thai bags for those who want to come and practice their kickboxing. What is the smallest class size you’ll take and largest class size?We will work one on one with someone if they are the only one to show up to a class, and take up to as many as 25 for our Bag classes. Our circuit classes are structured in small group circuits, so the numbers are limited to 12 to 15.What’s your power song to work out to? I grew up in ‘90s listening to hip-hop like Wu-tang, Mobb Deep, The Lox, Capone-n-Noreaga, DMX, Nas, and M.O.P. But currently I’d have to say: “Purple Lamborghini” — Skrillex featuring Rick Ross.Crocker seamlessly combines high intensity interval training, agility footwork, and traditional boxing training, all amounting to a real sweat session. Jump rope, treadmill, burpees, air punches, punching bag, ladder steps, box jumps, weights, boxing exercises, are a part of the mix. Each technique is designed to increase cardio, strength, and skillset. One on one, Crocker taught me the numbers corresponding to punches and tightened up my form so I could really knock someone out and stand tall against a punch. It’s empowering, and he makes boxing fun and accessible to anyone willing to get their butts kicked.Hill Street Boxing is located at 33 Hill Street in Southampton. Check out the schedule online at www.hillstreetboxing.com or call 631-377-3087.nicole@indyeastend.com@NikkiOnTheDailylast_img read more

The Danieli crusade rides on

first_imgSubscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited accesslast_img read more

Online poll: Work-life balance

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Subway employees in Limbo

first_imgLocalNews Subway employees in Limbo by: – October 13, 2014 Share Share Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share 375 Views   no discussions Subway’s Roseau branch (file photo)After almost seven years of operation in Dominica, employees of international franchise Subway are seeking answers about their employment status. In July of this year, Subway’s Roseau branch closed without prior notice or announcement to the general public.Public relations officer of Subway Dominica, Heston Charles told Dominica Vibes in an August 19th interview that the Roseau branch was temporarily closed due to a technical refrigeration problem and that operations would resume shortly. Charles also reassured the public in that interview that “there is nothing to panic about” and that the Picard outlet, which usually closes during the summer break, would resume when the Ross University School of Medicine’s semester recommences, but it remains close to date. However, it is now almost four months to date, the Roseau operation has not reopened and some employees are concerned regarding the status of their employment.According the employees, who spoke to Dominica Vibes on the condition of anonymity on October 11, they only received the news of the company’s “so-called temporary closure” when they arrived for duty one morning and found the doors shut. An employee who chose to remain anonymous told Vibes News that he heard about the temporary closure from customers on his way to work. “When I went to work I saw Subway close, customers that tell me Subway close. I was pissed because at least someone…could have called me and tell me we closed until further notice or something like that,” the employee said. The employee noted that upon advice from the Division of Labour, he contacted the franchise retainer Clive Caesar who apologized for the lack of communication. “I end up messaging the boss man because I went to Labor Division and they tell me to find out from him when they opening and so on”.“He tell me soon we opening, that’s what he keeps telling everybody and then he tell me sorry about not messaging me and tell me that they were closed,” the employee informed. Another employee told Dominica Vibes that the chiller in the Roseau outlet did encounter some problems however the employee does not believe that this is the main cause of the closure. “All my co-workers that message the boss, he telling them we opening soon. How can a refrigerator take so long to fix,” the employee questioned.“I am hearing so many different stories but we need the true story from the boss, we have families to care for,” the employee continued.The employee noted further that it is “a chiller at the Roseau Branch that isn’t working, but the one at Ross is working so why isn’t Ross opened?”The employee noted that the company could function even if the chiller has a problem, “we could take the food directly from the refrigerator” adding that “there are more questions and no answers coming. We need answers”. Public relations officer of the franchise, Heston Charles reserved comment on the matter and directed us to Mr Caesar.Despite numerous attempts to contact the franchise retainer Clive Caesar, on October 11 and 13, these attempts have proven futile.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

R&S Introduces a Compact Solution for 5G NR FR2 Production and Regression Testing

first_imgRohde & Schwarz has introduced the R&S CMPQ test platform designed especially for 5G-NR non-signaling tests. The customizable R&S CMPQ can be used at any time in the product life cycle – R&D, validation, quality assurance – but is optimized for production testing of FR2 5G devices and components.With 5G becoming reality, the demand for production test solutions for 5G devices is growing. However, high-volume testing in the mmWave frequency range (FR2) brings new challenges. For example, DUTs must be validated in an over-the-air environment. To meet these challenges, Rohde & Schwarz developed the compact R&S CMPQ, a fully integrated production test solution from a single supplier. The concept is based on a radio communication tester and a shielding solution, providing accurate and reliable measurement results under radiated conditions.Perfectly Matched Components from a Single SupplierThe new test solution consists of the R&S CMP200 radio communication tester, the R&S CMPHEAD30 remote radio heads (RRH) and the R&S CMQ200 shielding cube. Because Rohde & Schwarz manufactures all system components, they are matched exactly to get a reliable and efficient test setup, ensuring optimal system parameters.The R&S CMP200 radio communication tester combines vector signal analyzer and ARB generator functionality. It can generate and analyze IF frequencies from 6 GHz to 20 GHz directly at the output; for higher 5G FR2 frequency ranges, R&S CMPHEAD30 takes over this function.The R&S CMQ200 is a compact, flexible 19″ shielding solution that uses a drawer concept enabling automated handling in a manufacturing environment for the frequencies from 20 to 77 GHz. The robust mechanical design ensures millions of test cycles for reliable mass production environments. 5G devices operating in the mmWave range (FR2) require over-the-air (OTA) testing since these devices usually have no RF port or interface to connect to, and conducted tests are therefore not possible.Conducted Manufacturing Test Solution for 5G FR1 DevicesFor high-volume testing of 5G devices operating in FR1, the company will showcase its well-known R&S CMW100 radio communication tester running latest 5G measurement and generator personalities. In addition to 5G, the industry-leading solution supports all major cellular standards (3G, 4G) and wireless technologies (Bluetooth, WLAN, etc.).One-Platform StrategyThe challenges associated with 5G-NR require high flexibility, end-to-end data testing solutions and reliable measurement methods. Rohde & Schwarz relies in its comprehensive portfolio of innovative 5G-NR test solutions on the one-platform strategy, using the same technology, similar hardware and the same software in all test solutions. This makes test results comparable in all stages of testing from R&D to production.This strategy includes the R&S CMsquares, a new unified test software solution with a web-based user experience combining everything that is required for 5G NR testing. It covers test configuration, parameterization, as well as test execution in a single environment with a dashboard style and quick access to different types of applications. Users can control all new 5G radio communication testers via a standardized GUI for a unified experience.Rohde & Schwarz was going to showcase this at at Mobile World Congress 2020 in Barcelona, which has now been canceled due to the Coronavirus outbreak.last_img read more

Real Madrid vs Valencia: I don’t care what our fans think – Zidane fumes after…

first_imgReal Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has said he does not pay attention to the fans’ frustrations, after their 2-2 draw with Valencia at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday night.Marco Asensio was Madrid’s saviour, scoring twice including a late equalizer, as Zidane’s men dropped points for the first time this season in La Liga.Speaking after the game, Zidane also refused to blame striker Karim Benzema, who missed several good chances to win the match.“The fans can do what they want. The important thing is that Karim has the chances and he did.“Tonight he didn’t score but that doesn’t matter. We have to keep smiling because this is football.“Sometimes things don’t work out but you have to be patient. We don’t bother with what the supporters think, they come here and cheer us on, just like today,” the French tactician said.last_img read more

Kenai Proposes Purchase Of Property For Bluff Erosion Restoration Project

first_imgStory as aired: The two subject parcels will be introduced in two separate resolutions at the Kenai City Council meeting on October 18, at 6pm, at Kenai City Hall. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai City Council has authorized City Manager Paul Ostrander, to enter into negotiations with property owners who’s parcels have been identified by the Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers as being needed for the construction of erosion-control structures or to provide permanent access to support the bluff stabilization project. The funds proposed are available for the subject parcel purchase through a Legislative Grant given to fund the project. The total purchase price for the second subject parcel containing approximately .36 acres is $1,500, plus estimated closing costs of $510.center_img According to the resolutions submitted by the council: “the Lower Kenai River has eroded the Kenai River Bluff through the Original Town Site of Kenai at an estimated rate of three feet per year, causing the loss of public and private infrastructure, buildings, and lands; and, the subject parcels will be included in the project to stabilize the erosion of the bluff at the mouth of Kenai River.” The total purchase price for the  first subject parcel containing approximately .35 acres is $5,600, plus estimated closing costs of $510. The two subject properties are located at the East addition to the original townsite of Kenai.last_img read more

UC Riverside hangs on for 64-62 win over UC Santa Barbara

first_imgRIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Jaylen Bland and Taylor Johns scored 21 points apiece and UC Riverside hung on Thursday night for 64-62 win over UC Santa Barbara.Riverside (13-13, 6-6 Big West) broke away early in the second half with a 19-2 run that included two of Bland’s four 3-pointers in the game and another trey from Austin Quick to take a 52-37 lead with 8:40 left.Santa Barbara (13-12, 6-5) battled back, getting a 3-pointer from Michael Bryson to spark an 11-1 run that cut the gap to 63-62 with John Green’s bucket with 6 seconds left.Bland stretched Riverside’s lead back to two with a free throw and Santa Barbara’s Eric Childress missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer. The win avenged a Jan. 22 loss to Santa Barbara.Green led Santa Barbara with 17 points. Michael Bryson added 13, Alan Williams had 12 and 11 rebounds and DaJuan Smith had 10 points.last_img read more