first_imgAdvertisements RelatedDowntown transport system to be fully operational in 10 weeks RelatedDowntown transport system to be fully operational in 10 weeks Downtown transport system to be fully operational in 10 weeks TransportFebruary 3, 2011 RelatedDowntown transport system to be fully operational in 10 weeks FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Infrastructure works now underway at sections of downtown Kingston, should be completed within another 10 weeks, to ensure that the transportation system, implemented on January 15, is 100 per cent operational. Speaking on Tuesday February 1 at a JIS Think Tank, General Manager of Operations at the Transport Authority (TA), Cecil Morgan, said that the new system is about 75 per cent operational, but should be functioning at its optimum once the works, being undertaken by the National Works Agency (NWA), are finished. The scope of work to be concluded within the 10-week window includes the construction of bus bays in the Pechon Street facility and the installation of proper signage in the Parade area. The NWA is also conducting renovation works at Parade to be completed within the same period. Closed circuit cameras are also to be installed at strategic points. “Lighting in the Parade area is also critical and the UDC (Urban Development Corporation) and the KSAC (Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation) are working with the JPS (Jamaica Public Service) to address those issues, so within approximately 10 weeks, we would expect most if not all that work to be done,” Mr. Morgan told JIS News. Work is also to continue on the Transport Authority and police posts at the Pechon Street facility in the coming weeks. “The surface has already been addressed, just awaiting signs and proper lighting,” Mr. Morgan informed. Commenting on the ongoing improvements, Director of Corporate Communications at the UDC, Lorna Clarke said that the agency is “quite pleased” with efforts being made to ensure the system is fully functional and responsive to the needs of commuters. She lauded the multi-agency approach that is being taken in the implementation of the system, noting that this has enabled swift responses to the concerns of the various stakeholder groups. Miss Clarke noted that the UDC continues to facilitate weekly meetings of all the stakeholders, which includes the KSAC, the Transport Authority, the police, and the NWA.  “What we want to be able to do is, once the feedback comes in from the public, from the commuters, we can, as a multi-agency team, look at what the suggestions are and see how they can be implemented. This is why we have been responsive and why the system continues to improve,” she stated. She informed that the team has embarked on a major communication programme “to ensure that persons are informed every step of the way”. The Transport Authority has activated its toll free line to facililate feedback from the public.  Persons with concerns or suggestions are encouraged to call the Transport Authority, toll free at 1-888-991-5687. The new transportation system was officially commissioned into operation on Saturday, January 15, by Prime Minister, Hon. Bruce Golding. CONTACT:   LATOYA PENNANTlast_img read more

first_imgShare via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink The Arboretum rendering (Credit: BNP Paribas Real Estate via Bisnow)The worldwide office market is reeling this year, but a trio of institutional investors are betting big on a massive project in Paris. And it’s made of wood.A joint venture that includes Ivanhoé Cambridge and BNP Paribas has put together a $773 million funding package for the 1.4-million-square-foot spec office development, according to Bisnow. Called The Arboretum, it would be the largest spec office development started in Paris in the last 25 years.The complex is planned as seven buildings all built using cross-laminated timber, which would also make it the largest timber-frame development in Europe.The joint venture is well aware of the obstacles to developing a massive spec office project during a pandemic.“It would be a lie to say it was a sure success to raise the funding during the pandemic, but we knew our project was one that would make a lot of sense after Covid,” said BNP Paribas Real Estate’s Thomas Charvet.The French bank is providing debt for the project, alongside Alianz, AEW, and a handful of other firms. Ivanhoé Cambridge and French family office FFP are backing the project with 220 million euros in equity, and will own the development upon completion. The Arboretum is expected to be completed in 2022.In February, Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs unveiled a design for a 35-story mass timber high-rise in Toronto that would be the tallest in the world. That project now might be scrapped along with Sidewalk Labs’ larger waterfront development in Toronto.But other projects are going forward. An affordable developer is planning a 14-story timber apartment building in Downtown Los Angeles. Meanwhile, a nine-story mass timber apartment complex is skyward in Cleveland.After cratering in the early days of the pandemic, Timberland real estate is now well into a V-shaped recovery while hotels, malls and office buildings still sit half-empty and retailers shutter stores across the U.S. From July to mid-August, timber REITs posted returns of more than 25 percent, far outpacing even industrial and data center REITs that have held steady for months. [Bisnow] — Dennis Lynch center_img Tagsparislast_img read more

first_imgHumble Bundle introduces subscription service$12 a month for “a variety of specially curated games”Rachel WeberSenior EditorThursday 1st October 2015Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleHumble BundleHumble Bundle is introducing a new $12 a month subscription service and the first digital delivery will go out on November 6.”We’re so proud to introduce Humble Monthly to our fans. Our goal when building this service was to provide developers an avenue to promote their newest games while also allowing die hard Humble fans to have a new type of offering outside of our traditional pay-what-you-want bundles,” Robert Bowling, Humble Bundle’s VP and creative director, told GamesIndustry.bizRelated JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games “By having a fixed price subscription at $12 per month, it allows us to deliver the same kind of value our users expect from Humble Bundles while also curating an entirely new tier of games from developers and franchises that haven’t been featured in bundles before.”Gamers who sign up for Humble Monthly before the first delivery on November 6 will instantly unlock Legend of Grimrock 2.Humble Bundle will also give 5 per cent of all proceeds to charitable causes.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesHumble Bundle rolls back plans to remove charity slidersStorefront backtracks on decision following feedback from the communityBy Danielle Partis 6 days agoHumble Bundle limits charity donations to 15%Contributions will now have two static options rather than an adjustable sliderBy Danielle Partis 16 days agoLatest comments (1)Michael Harrell Studying CS, University of Utah5 years ago As much as I love, and champion the cause for, Humble Bundle, signing up for an unknown bundle on a subscription basis is a big stretch for me. A major factor for me in regular bundles is that even if I don’t enjoy the games all that much, my contribution goes mostly to charity, and for these secret bundles that contribution will only be 5%, or 60 cents.I’ll have to see what comes in the first few bundles before I can jump on this one. 1Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more