first_imgPosted by cboro564 on YouTube – A limousine traveling on a major bridge in the San Francisco area burst into flames, killing five female passengers who were trapped inside and injuring four others who escaped, authorities said Sunday. The limo was carrying nine female passengers and a male driver when it caught fire late Saturday on the San Mateo bridge, California Highway Patrol officer Art Montiel told The Associated Press.last_img

first_imgInstitutional Property Advisors (IPA), a brokerage division of Marcus & Millichap serving the needs of institutional and major private investors, has arranged the sale of Colter Park, a 384-unit apartment community in Phoenix. The terms of the sale were not disclosed.IPA senior director Steve Gebing and Marcus & Millichap vice president investments Cliff David advised the seller, an institutional pension fund advisor. The buyer is a limited partnership formed by The Sheiner Group of Westmount, Quebec, Canada.“Colter Park enjoys a commanding position in the city of Phoenix Infill Development District and within Transit-Oriented Zoning Overlay District One (TOD-1), an area that is experiencing a lifestyle regeneration through millions of dollars in gentrification efforts leading to unprecedented rental demand,” says Gebing. “The property’s seller implemented strategic capital expenditures to increase revenue and attract and retain an upgraded resident profile.”“These measures have led to above-market physical occupancy with diminishing rental concessions, and further opportunities to enhance revenue remain,” adds David.The property is located at 909 West Colter St. within walking distance of the Melrose District/7th Avenue/Camelback Valley Metro light rail station. Central Avenue, the major north-south arterial road connecting the Uptown/Midtown office corridor with downtown Phoenix, is approximately one mile east of the community. Camelback Corridor, one of the region’s premier urban centers and Phoenix’s most well-known and desirable high-end office destination with more than 9 million square feet of multi-tenant office space is nearby. The Biltmore area of the Camelback Corridor, one of the city’s premier upscale shopping, dining and financial districts is approximately three-and-a-half miles east of Colter Park, and Christown Spectrum Mall, a 1.4 million-square-foot power center, is approximately one-and-a-half miles northwest of the property.Developed by Levitt & Sons in 1972 on nearly 12 acres, Colter Park features studio and one-, or two-bedroom apartment homes. Interiors have new kitchen and bathroom cabinets with brushed-nickel hardware, new countertops, all-electric kitchen appliances, upgraded lighting and plumbing fixtures, two-tone paint, upgraded baseboards and wide-plank wood-style flooring.Community amenities include two swimming pools and a spa, a stand-alone leasing office, clubhouse, fitness center, clubroom with a fully appointed kitchen and business center, and four laundry facilities, including one laundry lounge with controlled access entry, new card-operated washer and dryer equipment and a wall-mounted flat-screen television. The main pool area is a Wi-Fi hot spot and the common areas feature barbecue grills and pet stations. Colter Park also features controlled-access gated entry, keyed-entry pedestrian gates and lighted cantilever covered parking.last_img read more

first_imgFARMINGDALE, N.J. – Specialty lubricant manufacturer Bel-Ray Co. has announced that Huafeng “Bill” Shen, Ph.D., has assumed the role of director of technology.   A lubricant formulation expert and tribologist with more than 18 years of experience, Shen’s knowledge will serve him well in his new position. Shen has published more than 30 technical papers and presentations in various scientific journals and research and development forums around the world. He is widely considered an expert in the Food Grade lubricants market and responsible for key product innovation in this demanding arena.   “Having trained under our founder and key inventor, Bill Kiefer, Bill Shen has long been a steady innovator in our research department, and took a key leadership role these past two years as we re-engineered our premier product line and developed key bio-degradable technology. An integral member of our leadership team, we anticipate Bill will continue to serve our industry in the development of cutting-edge product technology while also driving our development teams in the area of next generation mining lubrication, as well as powersports product initiatives” said Jennifer Liquori, Bel-Ray’s chief operating officer.   Shen has been with Bel-Ray since 1998, recently representing Bel-Ray on the NLGI Board of Directors. After receiving his master’s degree in chemistry from Lanzhou University, Gansu, China, Shen joined the grease research department of RIPP (Research Institute of Petroleum Processing), the research arm of Sinopec (China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation) in Beijing, China. Following his work at RIPP, Shen received his Ph.D. in chemistry in 1997 from the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, and did his postdoctoral research in University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas.   Bel-Ray Co. was founded in 1946 and is a privately held, woman-owned business, recognized as a leader in the specialty lubricants industry for setting high standards of quality and performance with products formulated for the motorcycle, automotive, aviation, energy, food, marine, military, mining, OEM, Industrial steel and textile industries. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — U.S. military investigators visited a remote area of northern Niger on Sunday that was the scene of a deadly Oct. 4 ISIS ambush that killed four American soldiers and four Nigerien soldiers.The U.S. military’s investigation into the circumstances of the deadly ambush is expected to conclude in January.“A joint U.S. Africa Command and Niger military investigation team returned to the village of Tongo Tongo, Niger on Nov. 12 in order to gain a clearer understanding of the Oct. 4 ambush, the attack site and the surrounding environment,” said a statement from U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM).“This mission allowed the investigation team to gather information and determine the facts related to the ambush that killed four U.S. soldiers and four Niger Force Soldiers,” it added.On Oct. 4 a dozen U.S. Army advisers and the 30 Nigerien soldiers they were accompanying came under attack shortly after leaving Tongo Tongo.Staff Sgt. Bryan Black, Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson, Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright and Sgt. La David Johnson were killed in the attack carried out by ISIS-Greater Sahara, a small ISIS affiliate.According to Africa Command the investigation team interviewed local villagers, carried out a physical examination of multiple areas of interest related to the attack “and retraced actions leading up to, during and after this ambush.”Located close to the border with Mali, Tongo Tongo is located in an area that was already known as a hotbed of Islamic extremist groups even prior to the deadly ambush.AFRICOM said it “went to great lengths” to ensure the safety of investigators and to protect the operational security of the visit.“Sufficient assets were available in the event we had to respond to an attack that threatened innocent civilians, our partner forces or our own personnel,” said the AFRICOM statement.Media outlets that have visited Tongo Tongo since the attack have done so with heavy Nigerien escort and have on the scene for less than 10 minutes.The investigation into the ambush is being led by U.S. Army Major General Roger Cloutier, AFRICOM’s chief of staff. A U.S. official said Cloutier was part of the team that visited Tongo Tongo on Sunday.Last week, the Pentagon announced that as part of his investigation “Cloutier’s staff will travel to locations in the U.S., Africa and Europe.”“AFRICOM is committed to carrying out a thorough and comprehensive investigation to ensure the families of the fallen understand what happened and how U.S. and Niger forces can learn from it,” said the AFRICOM statement. “We will continue to pursue those who perpetrated this ambush.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

first_imgElche have been relegated to La Segunda Division and fined 180,000 euros after failing to convince the LFP of their ability to settle their tax bill. Sport EN Upd. at 14:01 CEST The LFP have therefore confirmed their demotion out of La Liga for financial reasons. Eibar, who had been relegated in 18th position, will take their place in the top flight.  Rivero explained his decision was taken because of the amount owed to the tax office, also citing the lack of clarity to the Valencian club’s financial planning.  Juan Anguix, the Elche president, had hoped to convince a judge that the club would be able to pay off their debts, but Manuel Rivero González disagreed and sent them down to the second tier of Spanish football.  05/06/2015 Elche have made it clear they will pursue every legal angle to reverse the decision, but for now, it looks like Eibar will continue in La Liga afer all.last_img read more

first_imgPolice are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing Pakenham teen, Samara Evans The 12-year-old was last seen leaving…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img