JLL explores sale of China property management wing

first_img Share via Shortlink JLL CEO Christian Ulbrich. (Getty)JLL is considering offloading one of its global businesses.The Chicago-based firm is exploring a sale of its China property management business, which is estimated to be worth at least $500 million, Bloomberg News reported. JLL is working with an advisor on the potential sale, which would not include its brokerage or valuation business in the country.The potential sale has drawn some interest from other property management firms and investors, according to the report. JLL could still decide to retain an interest in the business.JLL generated about $992 million in revenue through its services in Greater China in 2020, roughly a third of all revenue it generated in the Asia Pacific region.ADVERTISEMENTGlobally, JLL generated $16.6 billion in revenue last year, around 58 percent of which came from property management services. The firm saw earnings fall by nearly a quarter last year to $860 million, largely due to a decline in fees from leasing services.The firm cut jobs in its New York capital markets group last summer, then slashes another 2,000 jobs nationwide in the fall. JLL saved about $330 million via salary cuts, layoffs and government aid.The company’s shares dipped below $100 last year, the first time that’s happened since 2016, but have since recovered. They’re now trading for upwards of $180 per share.[Bloomberg News] — Dennis Lynch Tags Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink chinaCommercial Real EstateJLLlast_img read more

No. 14 Utah State beats SJSU 62-24 for 9th straight win

first_img Tags: Mountain West/Utah State Aggies Football November 10, 2018 /Sports News – Local No. 14 Utah State beats SJSU 62-24 for 9th straight win Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah (AP) — Jordan Love threw for a career-high 491 yards and five touchdowns on 32-of-42 passing in just three quarters, and No. 14 Utah State totaled 804 yards in offense in a 62-24 win over San Jose State on Saturday.Love’s 491 passing yards were the third-highest single game total for a Utah State quarterback. Darwin Thompson had 140 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries along with 115 yards and a pair of scores on four receptions for the Aggies.The Aggies (9-1, 6-0 Mountain West) became just the 17th team in NCAA history to gain at least 800 total yards in a game. The 804 yards and 33 first downs were both school records.Josh Love threw for 210 yards and a touchdown, along with a pair of interceptions, to lead San Jose State. Tre Walker added a career-high 209 yards and two touchdowns on seven catches for the Spartans (1-9, 1-5).Utah State shook off a slow start and quickly buried San Jose State under an avalanche of yards and points before halftime. The Aggies piled up 453 total yards and 22 first downs in the first half. Jordan Love passed for 326 yards and three touchdowns before halftime.The Spartans initially seized a 7-0 lead after capitalizing on a special-teams mistake by the Aggies. Utah State punter Taylor Hintze tried to get off a punt after fielding a low snap. The ball sailed right into the arms of Tre Jenkins at the line of scrimmage, and Jenkins returned the punt 41 yards for a touchdown.Utah State evened the score on a 42-yard catch by Jordan Nathan that capped off the team’s second drive. Then, in the second quarter, the Aggies took over.Gerold Bright took a screen pass and raced 24 yards to break a 10-10 tie in the first of four consecutive drives that ended in touchdowns. Jordan Love punched one in on a 1-yard keeper. Bright got his second touchdown on a 29-yard run that Tipa Galeai set up when he tipped a pass to himself for an interception at the Spartans’ 29. Thompson finished it off by hauling in a 7-yard pass from Love to give USU a 38-10 halftime lead.Love threw his final two touchdown passes in the third quarter — a 37-yard strike to Jalen Greene and an 88-yarder to Thompson — to extend Utah State’s lead to 59-17 with 4:33 left in the quarter.THE TAKEAWAYSan Jose State: A promising start soon faded for the Spartans. San Jose State gave up multiple big plays to allow the Aggies to pull away. There’s plenty of work for coach Brent Brennan to do on both sides of the ball to make the Spartans competitive.Utah State: Few defenses are equipped to handle Utah State’s speed and efficiency. The Aggies broke one school record after another while racing to another blowout win against a Mountain West foe. Utah State had eight scoring drives that lasted less than three minutes and three that took less than a minute off the clock.POLL IMPLICATIONSUtah State should continue to climb in the AP Top 25 after a record-setting performance and could finally crack the Top 25 in the CFP Poll on Tuesday. It would position the Aggies for a potential New Year’s Six Bowl if they win out and UCF stumbles.UP NEXTSan Jose State: Hosts Nevada next Saturday.Utah State: At Colorado State next Saturday Associated Presslast_img read more

NFL, players agree to coronavirus testing protocols

first_img Written by Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEricVega/iStockBy ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — NFL players and the players’ union have been at odds about how to safely bring athletes into training camps amid the coronavirus pandemic. Now the league and its players have agreed to coronavirus testing protocols, following a social media blitz by some of football’s biggest names blasting the league’s plan for opening training camps.According to the new agreement, players will be tested everyday for the first two weeks of training camp. Players will be tested every other day after the first two weeks. Additionally, daily testing will resume if the positivity rate rises to 5%.Watch the full report from ABC News below:Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img July 21, 2020 /Sports News – National NFL, players agree to coronavirus testing protocolslast_img read more

Suzy Lamplugh Trust wins Home Office action on stalking

first_imgThe Suzy Lamplugh Trust has welcomed Home Office proposals to protect the victims of stalking after the charity played a key role in framing the new banning orders.From January 20th the police will be able to secure Stalking Protection Orders (SPOs) to ban pursuers from approaching or contacting their victims or visiting their home or where they work or study.“I am determined that we do everything we can to better protect victims and new SPOs will help the police to intervene and take action against perpetrators at the earliest opportunity,” says Victoria Atkins, Minister for Safeguarding and Vulnerability.Suky Bhaker (left), acting chief executive of the Suzy Lamplugh Trust – which is named after the 25-year-old estate agent who went missing in 1986 and is presumed murdered, said: “Today is an important step forward in the way stalking is handled in England and Wales and an acknowledgement of the suffering victims of stalking can face.“We welcome the introduction of Stalking Protection Orders and hope to see the new order complement the existing legislation to ensure that victims receive a proactive response when they come forward and report stalking.”The Suzy Lamplugh Trust was set up by the young estate agent’s parents after it became clear that personal safety particularly for vulnerable such as estate agents was little discussed in the public or political arena.In recent years the trust has become a key advocate for more effective anti-stalking measures and adopted the slogan ‘Live Life Safe’.Read more about Suzy Lamplugh. suky bhaker Home Office Suzy Lamplugh January 21, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Suzy Lamplugh Trust wins Home Office action on stalking previous nextRegulation & LawSuzy Lamplugh Trust wins Home Office action on stalkingCharity set up in memory of estate agent who disappeared in 1986 and is presumed dead was instrumental in campaigning for better personal safety regulations.Nigel Lewis21st January 20200871 Viewslast_img read more

£5 million gift to Oxford

first_imgOxford is to receive a donation of £5 million to strengthen its global health research networks with Asia, and with China in particular. The donation from the Li Ka Shing Foundation will fund a series of partnerships, teaching and research projects that will see centres in China, Vietnam and Thailand become full partners in the University’s Asia Research Network.Sir Ka Shing set up the foundation in 1980 to support activities in education, and medicine and healthcare. The Li Ka Shing-University of Oxford Global Health Programme will help develop the best responses to these global health challenges. The donation will fund training in infectious disease research at Shantou University, and a number of medical students from Shantou University will be able to travel to Oxford for further medical training. There will also be opportunities for clinical scientists to undertake graduate degrees with the University of Oxford.last_img read more

LaPorte man arrested for burglary, stealing squad car

first_imgIndianaLocalNews Twitter Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ TAGS250 to 400 square feetarrestburglaryIndianaJacob DefeliceMichigan Citypolice carsquad carstolen By Brooklyne Beatty – September 1, 2020 0 420 center_img (Photo Supplied/Michigan City Police Department) A LaPorte man was arrested twice Friday after stealing a Michigan City squad car during his first arrest.Jacob Defelice, 29, was first arrested Friday afternoon after police responded to reports of a burglary on Manhattan Street. WSBT reports he was arrested after a short foot chase.During his arrest, Defelice was placed in the back seat of a police car wearing handcuffs. He was then able to get his handcuffs to the front of his body, climb into the driver’s seat and drive away.He was captured by officers a short time later and now faces charges for both pursuits. Google+ Previous articleSouth Bend Medical Foundation in need of blood donationsNext articleBenton Harbor man hospitalized and facing charges after boating accident Brooklyne Beatty Facebook Facebook WhatsApp LaPorte man arrested for burglary, stealing squad carlast_img read more

Ween Plays Career-Spanning Performance For First NYC Show In Five Years

first_imgOne of the major music headline themes of 2016 has been reunions. Between Guns N’ Roses, The Flecktones and more, fans have been blessed with an opportunity to see these once-dominant acts light up a stage again. Of course, few have been as exciting as the great Ween, who returned to form just two months ago after not performing for several years.From December 31st, 2011 through February 12th, 2016, fans were praying for the reunion of Dean and Gene Ween. When it finally happened, it was all the more glorious. With five shows now under their belts after last night, it’s safe to say that the band is back. The group opened up a three-night stand at New York’s Terminal 5 yesterday, hitting NYC for the first performance since Halloween of 2011.The anticipation was certainly electric, and the group delivered one of their finest outings yet. Complete with fan-favorites like “Roses Are Free,” “Chocolate Town,” “You Fucked Up” and more, as well as big time free-form segments coming in tracks like “Pandy Fackler,” this was an unforgettable and reaffirming night of music. Through a total of 29 songs, Ween brought fans back through their extensive catalog and into the cosmos.Watch a couple of videos from the show below, courtesy of LazyLightning55a: Check out some snapshots from the show as well, courtesy of photographer Chad Anderson: The full setlist can be seen below:Setlist: Ween at Terminal 5, New York, NY – 4/14/16Set: The Stallion pt 1, Roses Are Free, Happy Colored Marbles, The Stallion pt 3, Bananas And Blow, Your Party, Japanese Cowboy, Beacon Light, Even If You Don’t, Freedom of ’76, The Grobe, Captain Fantasy, Don’t Get 2 Close (2 My Fantasy), Touch My Tooter, Mononucleosis, Boy’s Club, Pandy Fackler, Chocolate Town*, Little Birdy*, Get A Little Taste of You*, The HIV Song*, Help Me Scrape the Mucus Off My Brain*, Kim Smoltz*, Pumpin’ 4 The Man, The Golden Eel, Baby Bitch, Frank, You Fucked UpEncore: Licking The Palm For Guava > Mushroom Festival In Hell, Someday* – acousticPhotos by Chad Anderson, full gallery below:center_img Load remaining imageslast_img read more

How The Polish Ambassador Plans On Making A Difference At Purple Hatters Ball

first_imgHaving surrendered his Suwannee virginity in a blazing afternoon session at Hulaween 2015, The Polish Ambassador‘s brief touchdown on the land gave him a glimpse of the magic that has earned the Suwannee such a stellar legend. Taking the proverbial bull by the horns, on June 16th The Polish Ambassador will be facilitating the first-ever Action Day to take place on the hallowed grounds of Spirit of Suwannee Music Park, to kick off the righteous rage of Purple Hatter’s Ball 2016. The jumpsuited one is also bringing his evolving, global-infused dance music to the fest’s fertile soil and familial soul, for a Friday night headline slot.The arrival of TPA to PHB is reason enough to sound the epic alarm, ringing it loud and proud direct from Live Oak. ActionDays.us, the new non-profit organization spearheaded by the President of Jumpsuit Records, is producing this day of community impact with a multi-tiered plan of permaculture action. Fueled by his dynamic new album release Dreaming of an Old Tomorrow, The Polish Ambassador is coming to Purple Hatter’s Ball to do good things, and inspire us to get our hands in the soil and our heads in the clouds, and do the same. Go ahead and tell a friend. People will get dirty. They can stick their hands in the soil by helping the restoration and preparation of garden areas.The mission here is to plant a food forest at the music park, to nourish the land and feed people for generations down the line. Another Action Day project that’s pertinent to the myriad of festivals that call SOSMP home is an effort to build multi-purpose waste management stations, a practice geared toward reducing the amount of waste, energy, and resources consumed by inefficient and antiquated waste services. A third arm is soil education; learning to test the qualities of the dirt, what’s in it and why is it good for you! Those interested can find out about mycoremediation (mushrooms) that cleanse the soil, and more on the role that dirt plays in permaculture, and how plants, animals, and people interact in the natural ecosystem.After a couple of years immersing himself in permaculture principles and progressive ways of living sustainably, in 2014 The Polish Ambassador posed a series of questions to the festival community at large:“Can impact and celebration coexist in the same environment? Can community work parties and projects culminate in ecstatic dance party celebrations? Can we remember that festival culture all began with harvests where people busted their ass for a week(s), all of it culminating in a community celebration known as a festival?”The result was something potent and powerful: in October 2014, The Polish Ambassador went on tour with Ayla Nereo and Mr. Lif, as well as a team of permaculture educators and community organizers to bring “Pushing Through the Pavement: A Permaculture Action Tour” to several major cities across the United States. In collaboration with Permaculture Action Network, thirty-three Action Days took place in thirty-three cities, across twenty states, over six weeks. Fans from the Polish Ambassador shows visited the farm/eco-village/food forest/urban gardens, and got involved with a variety of permaculture efforts. Through a focus on community organizing and earth based practices, the tour educated and empowered people with the tools needed to help bring about a regenerative way of living.“Through bridging live music with earth-based practices and collective action, we will bring a new sense of awareness, community, and personal potential to each audience member who attends, offering a way to make an impact towards positive change where they live while having fun. This is the next step of many more in making our cities greener, healthier, and happier places to live through the action of community.” – David Sugalski, also known as The Polish AmbassadorDue to common interests, and the fact that we live in the same Northern California town, over the past few months I have had the opportunity to connect with Sugalski; relative to ActionDays.us, as well as various Jumpsuit Records music projects and collaborations. One night at a local elixir bar, over tea, smart drinks and the “Sirens of Soul,” we shared a conversation about the Spirit of Suwannee. I inquired what he knew about Purple Hatters Ball. He replied that while on his radar, he was mostly unfamiliar with the festival.I took a moment to explain just what this gathering is about: Purple Hatters Ball being a uniquely special event commemorating the life and spirit of the dearly departed Rachel Morningstar Hoffman. I delved into the basics regarding the harrowing circumstances surrounding her tragic death. But instead of recounting the horrors, I found myself focusing on positivity: how she was the original “Purple Hatter,” a proud and perky young woman with diverse and progressive tastes- in music and ideas, with a penchant for partying with purpose. Sugalski listened intently as I spoke a bit about the nature of the gathering, its pace, pulse, and perpetual peace. Planting the seed for what many of us had dreamt, a Purple Hat Polish session and permaculture day on the Suwannee River banks, I repeated the refrain: “If You Build It, They Will Come.”For a couple of years now, many longtime Purple Hatters and those among the Suwannee family diaspora, went to bed quietly hoping that we could collectively manifest this match made in jumpsuit heaven. Thanks to Suglaski’s vision, and the tireless, focused efforts of festival producer Paul Levine, ActionDays.us coordinator Danielle Gennety, Suwannee Green Team leader Lindsay Bradley-Brown, and Jill TrAshley; as well as community matriarch Mama Margie Weiss (Hoffman’s mother), our once lucid dream is now a regenerative reality.How One Mother Turned Tragedy Into Triumph: The Rachel Morningstar Hoffman StoryThis year, PHB is being held on a new weekend for the first time, and denizens will be able to arrive Thursday morning for the all-day Purple Hatters Action Day engagement, before the traditional Thursday night pre-party kicks off the music festival proper. Everyone is encouraged to come be a part of in a revolutionary event in SOSMP history, and hopefully, the first of many of its kind. More information about Thursday’s events can be found here. You can sign up for Action Day here.Get ready to get dirty in the garden, and then even dirtier on the dancefloor. We’ll meet you on the banks of the Suwannee River!The daily schedules for Purple Hatter’s Ball are currently available here. Closing out each night on the Amphitheatre Stage will be headlining sets fromPapadosio on Friday, The Polish Ambassador followed by The Floozies on Saturday, and Melvin Seals and JGB on Sunday. Each night will bring a spectacular close to a fun-filled day of music, yoga, arts, and community. Don’t miss out! Tickets available here.last_img read more

Dominican Holidaze Shares Pro-Shot Video From STS9’s Day Three Performance In 2016 [Watch]

first_imgAt December’s Dominican Holidaze, fans who made the trip to Punta Cana were treated to an incredible run of interlocking performances by the likes of Umphrey’s McGee, The Disco Biscuits, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Lotus, Lettuce, and many more.Along with all the acts mentioned above, jamtronica favorites STS9 performed two full, two-set shows as well as a special sunset show at the destination event. Today, Dominican Holidaze released pro-shot footage of STS9’s “Kamuy” > “Potamus” > Kamuy” segment from their day three performance. Thanks to TourGigs, you can watch the beautiful footage below:Setlist: STS9 | Dominican Holidaze | Punta Cana, DR | 12/3/16Set 1: Forest Hu >> Rilly Wut, Kamuy >> Potamus >> Kamuy, Arigato, Move My Peeps >> Monkey Music, Oil & Water, Sun, Moon & StarsSet 2: When the Dust Settles, Poseidon >> Ramone & Emiglio, Worry No More >> Blu Mood, Totem, Rabble, Get LoudSTS9 continues their current tour this coming weekend with two shows at ACL Live at The Moody Theater in Austin, TX. For tickets and a full list of upcoming shows, visit the band’s website.last_img read more

Dark Star Orchestra Revives The Grateful Dead’s 2/27/90 Performance In Princeton [Review]

first_imgThe preppy hippies of Princeton, New Jersey rejoiced on Monday night as Grateful Dead tribute outfit Dark Star Orchestra came truckin’ into town. With each of the historic McCarter Theatre’s 1,100 seats filled, the band revived the Grateful Dead’s performance at Oakland Coliseum on February 27th, 1990.Related: Dark Star Orchestra Announces 2019 Summer TourThe band started off swinging with “Let the Good Times Roll”, a solid opening performance despite some timing and vocal pitch issues likely related to an amended sound system. Like a train gaining momentum, they next launched into a “Feel Like a Stranger” that really warmed them up, its syncopated riffs forcing the band to tackle their sound head-on. Rhythm guitarist and vocalist Rob Eaton belted out the verses over the psychedelic din.Lead guitarist and vocalist Jeff Mattson took the lead next on an uptempo “Sugaree”, which the band followed with the stomping rhythm of “Victim or the Crime”. After a short lull, they slipped into “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo”, capped by the lovely singalong Dead fans have come to love, no matter how far from the Rio Grande they might be.The band brought some folksy funk to central Jersey with the next tune, Bob Dylan’s “When I Paint My Masterpiece”. Mattson finally led the band through a climactic jam on “Bird Song”, supported strongly by bassist Skip Vangelas, to end the first set.A family reunion-style set break made time pass quickly, and soon the band retook the stage. After a brief percussive warmup, drummers Dino English and Rob Koritz led the band into a romping “Iko Iko”. This crowd favorite finished with a hard stop before quickly transforming into “Man Smart (Woman Smarter)”, which shares its signature rhythmic emphasis with its setlist neighbor. The energetic organ playing from Rob Barraco proved the highlight of this tune.The band slowed things down with a crisp and soulful “Standing on the Moon”, the sentimental Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter tune which turned the spinners into swayers. It seemed as if the moment just before the final note would last forever. Soon the familiar tickle of the intro to “Truckin’” brought everyone back into the present and out of their seats just in time to get down to the funky groove of “Spoonful”.The meandering depths of the “Drums/Space” that followed soon gave way to a psychedelic “The Other One”, manic in its melodies and hypnotizing in its rhythms. From this chaos eventually emerged the clear and unmistakable notes of “Morning Dew”, which brought the band out of the dark and into the light in an intense performance complemented greatly by Barraco’s soaring organ textures and Mattson’s tender vocals.A raucous “Throwing Stones” followed, further energizing the dancing crowd before Mattson, Eaton, and Barraco all lent their vocal powers to an explosive “Not Fade Away” to end the second set. At last, “We Bid You Goodnight” provided a satisfying encore to an intimate yet energetic show for Deadheads ranging from broke to bougie.You can catch Dark Star Orchestra tonight, Tuesday, May 21st, 2019, in Buffalo, NY at the Town Ballroom. For a full list of Dark Star Orchestra’s upcoming tour dates, head to their website here.Setlist: Dark Star Orchestra | McCarter Theatre | Princeton, NJ | 5/20/19Set One: Let the Good Times Roll, Feel Like A Stranger, Sugaree, Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Bird SongSet Two: Iko Iko, Man Smart (Woman Smarter), Standing On the Moon, Truckin’, Spoonful, Drums/Space, The Other One, Morning Dew, Throwing Stones, Not Fade AwayEncore: We Bid You GoodnightNotes: Recreating 2/27/90 at Oakland Coliseumlast_img read more