News story: £2.2 billion of new UK investment opportunities launched

first_img The portfolios we are showcasing at MIPIM represent the wide array of real estate investment opportunities the UK has to offer that can satisfy the needs of every type of international investor. These developments will create more jobs and homes for our residents, delivering essential infrastructure and I am incredibly pleased my department, in conjunction with Homes England and MHCLG, have supported their launch. Durham: Forrest Park; a logistics and light manufacturing business park on a 52-hectare site in Newton Aycliffe Harrogate: Future Park; a mixed manufacturing, leisure, retail, and technology development Swindon: Kimmerfields; a residential and commercial development with a hotel in Swindon’s business district Bournemouth: Winter Gardens; a residential development with restaurants, supermarkets and leisure space Oxford: a commercial development on the existing Culham Science Centre site on the outskirts of Oxford Bicester: Bicester Motion; a 444-acre ‘experiential resort’ comprising a hotel, conference centre and technology hub North Essex Garden Communities: three new garden communities across North Essex, providing up to 43,000 homes over the next 50 years Cardiff: a mixed office and multi-storey car park development in Cardiff Central Quay Milford Waterfront: a leisure-focused development in Milford Haven Barry Island: Nells Point; a beachside tourism development on Barry Island Swansea: Phase 2 of a mixed development in Swansea Central The four new projects will be combined with two existing projects in Anglesey North Wales. Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns said: DIT will lead the government’s presence at MIPIM, where over 23,000 people are expected to attend, including investment representatives from over 100 countries.The UK government will host a number of panel sessions at the UK pavilion throughout the week, discussing topics including the opportunities for investing in the Northern Powerhouse and devolved nations, and the impact technology will have on the real estate sector in the future.The portfolios showcased at the UK pavilion have been put together by the DIT’s Capital Investment team which aligns with the greater governmental initiative to attract and support both local and foreign investment into infrastructure, property developments and energy projects throughout the UK.11 new investment opportunitiesWales Portfolio And This first Welsh portfolio presents a real opportunity for international investors to capitalise on our nation’s innovation and expertise. I’m delighted to present a broad range of projects across all parts of Wales which demonstrate our strengths in sectors ranging from tourism to business and clean energy generation. Each opportunity showcases what makes our beautiful, resourceful country such an attractive destination for investment and business and I look forward to discussing them further with potential investors. New £1.19 billion property investment portfolio launched in Wales Additional £1.01bn of investment projects launched in Durham, Harrogate, Swindon, Bournemouth, North Essex, Oxford and Bicester UK Government will showcase the projects at the world’s largest property exhibition MIPIM Cannes £2.2bn worth of new investment opportunities, which will create new homes and jobs, have been launched today (Thursday 14 March) by the Department for International Trade.Launched at international property event MIPIM, the new projects include an array of development opportunities in England and the government’s first Wales property investment portfolio.Among the new investment opportunities on offer to international investors is a 444-acre ‘experiential’ resort in Oxfordshire and 3 new garden communities in North Essex, set to create more than 43,000 new homes over the next 50 years.International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox MP said:last_img read more

My Morning Jacket Debuts “Another Brick In The Wall Part 2” At Hulaween [Audio & Video]

first_imgRock and rollers My Morning Jacket have been on an absolute tear over the last few nights, coming off of a highly anticipated performance with Roger Waters at The Bridge School Benefit last weekend. Inspired by Mr. Waters, MMJ has been taking songs from the Pink Floyd catalog the last few nights and debuting them through their own powerful lens.After playing “Mother” last Wednesday in Chattanooga (watch here) and “Wish You Were Here” last Thursday in Asheville, NC (watch here), My Morning Jacket arrived for their highly-anticipated set at Suwannee Hulaween festival last night. There, they kept the streak alive, performing a rocking rendition of “Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2” from Pink Floyd’s famed album The Wall. Unlike the other two songs, “Another Brick In The Wall Part 2” hadn’t been played during the Waters/MMJ collaboration, only adding to the excitement of the performance.Thanks to Go See Live Music, we can watch the full video of MMJ’s “Another Brick In The Wall Part 2.” We don’t need no education.You can stream the full show below, courtesy of CHK:Check out the full setlist below. Edit this setlist | More My Morning Jacket setlistslast_img read more

Fans reflect on ‘somber’ game day

first_imgDuring the moment of silence in honor of Declan Sullivan before Saturday’s football game, sophomore Erin Wright said the only sound she heard in the Stadium was the American flag clinking against the flagpole. “That’s what I thought was most striking,” Wright said. “I noticed a few people after it was over saying ‘oh my gosh, did you look at the flag? Did you hear the flag?’” Sullivan, a Notre Dame junior and videographer for the University’s football team, died Wednesday after a film tower fell during football practice. Freshman Cat Caracci compared Saturday’s moment of silence to the moment of silence before the Sept. 11 football game against Michigan. On Sept. 11, she said she remembered hearing people talking during the moment of silence, but not on Saturday during the moment in honor of Sullivan. Wright said the overall mood on campus was different on Saturday as opposed to other home football games. “I think the mood was much more somber all around campus,” she said. Management Professor Suzanne Coshow wore a button she made from the same decal football players wore on their helmets to Saturday’s game in honor of Sullivan. She said Sullivan was in one of her classes this semester, and making stickers and buttons to wear and give to other fans was a way to honor his memory. “I’m hoping that we honor him today, that we remember him,” Coshow said before the game. Coshow also said she observed the somber mood on campus before the game, but did not hear people talking about Wednesday’s accident. While she usually attends all home football games and holds a tailgate, she did not tailgate on Saturday. “When the parking pass came up on the [e-mail] listserv yesterday, I didn’t grab it because it didn’t seem like the usual celebration,” she said. Tony Heitzman, who traveled from Louisville, Ky. to see his first Notre Dame football game, said he heard people talking about Wednesday’s accident on campus Saturday. “They’re just pretty somber in their thoughts about it,” Heitzman said. Rich Huxtable, a 1980 Tulsa graduate who lives in Kansas City, Mo., was on Notre Dame’s campus for the game Saturday. He said he heard about Sullivan’s death, but it did not change his travel plans. Since it was his first time at Notre Dame, he said he did not notice any particular mood on campus before the game. “This is the first football game at Notre Dame I’ve been to, so I can’t compare it,” he said. “Obviously there are some neat things that happen here before the game, but if there’s a change in mood I wouldn’t notice it and I don’t see any difference.” Junior Alyssa Sappenfield worked as a cashier at The Huddle in LaFortune Student Center Saturday afternoon before the game. She said she noticed many people wearing the decal with Sullivan’s initials. “It was a lot quieter in [The Huddle],” Sappenfield said. “It was kind of muted.” Senior Emily Salvaterra said she did not hear people talking about the accident at Saturday’s game, but she could tell students were thinking about it. “When they played the Alma Mater at halftime I thought that was really powerful,” Salvaterra said. “You could tell people were taking it really seriously.” Sam Werner contributed to this report.last_img read more

Sydney O’Hara leads Syracuse to 8-2 win over UNC in game 1; SU falls 3-1 in game 2

first_img Published on March 12, 2016 at 7:08 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] Syracuse split its first two games of conference play Saturday, topping North Carolina 8-2 in extra innings before falling to the Tar Heels in the second game, 3-1.Jocelyn Cater got the start for the Orange in the first game, lasting four innings in the circle. She gave up two runs on seven hits and struck out three while walking two. She was followed in relief by Sydney O’Hara, who threw the final four innings for the Orange, giving up no runs on three hits and striking out four while walking three.The Orange bats were held quiet by UNC pitcher Kendra Lynch for most of the contest. Down 2-0 in the top of the sixth, Alyssa Dewes led off with a double to center field. In next at bat, Sammy Fernandez doubled to right-center, scoring Dewes and bringing the score to 2-1. A Corinne Ozanne RBI single later in the inning scored Fernandez, tying the game at two with one inning to play.Both teams were held scoreless in the seventh, but the Orange brought out the bats in the eighth to take the victory from the Tar Heels.Maddi Doane led off the inning with a double and Ozanne walked before O’Hara blasted a three-run home run over the center field fence to put the Orange ahead for good. The Orange poured on three more runs in the inning and O’Hara shut out the Tar Heels in the bottom half of the eighth to seal the game, 8-2.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the second game of the afternoon, AnnaMarie Gatti got the start for Syracuse. The sophomore gave up three runs on just four hits in a complete game loss for the Orange. Only one of the runs was earned.Lynch took the mound again for the Tar Heels and gave up just two hits in seven innings. She held the Orange scoreless until the sixth inning and only gave up one run in the contest.Syracuse’s lone run came in the sixth on a pinch-hit home run to center field from Danielle Chitkowski. The home run was Chitkowski’s first of the season and her second hit of the day.The Syracuse offense was silent otherwise, and after a couple of costly errors from the Orange fielders, UNC was able to finish off the Orange in a two-run win.Syracuse will stay in the south for the rest of next week, taking on Savannah State on Tuesday and Charleston Southern on Wednesday. The Orange will then round out the week-long road trip with a two-day, three-game weekend against Florida State. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

2023 Africa Games to go ahead as planned – MOYS

first_imgThe Coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the global sporting calendar, forcing the postponement of major sporting events around the world, but the 2023 African Games will go ahead as planned, according to Ghana’s Minister for Youth and Sports, Isaac Asiamah.Ghana edged Egypt in the bid to host the African Games (formerly known as the All Africa Games) held every four years.The country has since been preparing in earnest for the competition, with the Kumasi Stadium and Sekondi Stadium both closed down for renovation works.In a press briefing on June 3, 2020, Isaac Asiamah disclosed that plans for hosting the multi-sport event have not been affected by COVID-19.“Notwithstanding the negative effect of the COVID on the global sporting programmes, I’m happy to announce that Ghana’s preparations to host the 2023 Africa Games is on course. So far, there has been no indication of a postponement [of the games].”last_img read more