Remember the Game: The Heath cruise to Kelly Cup Final Victory in 2012

first_img Pinterest The Heath 3-12 St Josephs 1-4Kellly Cup Final 2012 The Heath produced a dominant display of attacking football on the day to clinch the first ever Kelly Cup title , comfortably seeing off the threat of St Josephs by 14 points in Crettyard.The margin of victory was just reward for a display which had St Josephs in trouble from the opening minutes.The Heath were more sharper and clinical than there opponents, as they defended strongly and created scoring opportunities almost every time they crossed the half way line with Cathal Whelan really catching the eye with a personal haul of 2-6.The challenge for St Josephs on the day was to see if they could bring in the successfulU-21s to the senior team.Unfortunately Josephs on the day they were only competitive in fleeting spells as they struggled to contain a rampant Heath attack in the first half.The alarm bells were ringing from the start as The Heath scored 5 points in the opening 10 minutes, it already looked like the contest was close to over.St Josephs kicked into life at that stage with James Doyle pointing a free before he then took advantage of some hesitant defending in The Heath full back line to fist home from close range, after goalkeeper James Farrell failed to hold the ball. Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Odhran Delaney – 9th March 2019 WhatsApp GAA Previous articleLaois ladies co-captain bidding for O’Connor Cup final glory with UL todayNext articleGood Week, Bad Week: Top restaurants, young scientists and school supports Odhran Delaney Pinterest Home We Are Laois Remember the Game Remember the Game: The Heath cruise to Kelly Cup Final Victory in… We Are LaoisRemember the GameUncategorised Remember the Game: The Heath cruise to Kelly Cup Final Victory in 2012 WhatsAppcenter_img Deaths in Laois – Thursday, June 17, 2021 That goal put just one point between the teams, but it lasted barely a minute as The Heath hit back ruthlessly in their next attack.Chris Bergin picked up the ball 40 yards out, and cut through a gap in the St Josephs defence to race clear on goal and coolly slot the ball into the bottom corner.James Doyle again hit back for St Josephs with a free, but the rest of the half belonged to The Heath as they put the game beyond doubt.The half ended and The Heath already looked assured of victory, leading 2-9 to 1-2 and on top in almost every position across the field.After the end to end fare of the first half the second half was a bit slower with the first score of the second half not coming till the seventh minute.With seven minutes remaining, The Heath confirmed, if any confirmation was needed, that the game was over with their third goal.A long ball towards full-forward Seamus Mulhare broke to Cathal Whelan and his shot from 14 yards out found the back of the net despite substitute keeper Dermot Kelly getting his fingertips to it.Doyle rounded off St Josephs scoring for the night with another free, his third of the game.The Heath were almost in for a fourth goal in injury time, but despite getting in behind the Josephs cover, they had to settle for a point to settle for a point to round off what was a convincing victory.Scorers: The Heath: Cathal Whelan 2-6 (0-2 frees), Chris Bergin 1-1 (0-1 free), Daithi Carroll 0-3 (One 45), Padraig Whelan 0-1, Tony Connolly 0-1St Josephs: James Doyle 1-3 (0-3 frees), Colm Campion 0-1The Heath: James Farrell, Mark Dowling, Colin Nestor, Eoin Delaney, Eoin Keane, Aidin Bergin, Tony Connolly, Enda Norton, Jimmy Nerney, Daithi Carroll, Chris Bergin, Donal Bigley, Cathal Whelan, Seamus Mulhare, Kieran Hyland. Subs: Padraig Whelan For Donal Bigley, John Booth for Chris Bergin, Conor Bergin For Eoin Keane, Stephen Rainsford For Seamus Mulhare, Barry Whelan For Kieran Hyland.St Josephs:  Tommy Nolan, Ian Dunne, Aaron Moore, Martin Condron, Adam Campion, Kevin Campion, Dan Dunne, Jason Campion, Ian Donnelly, Mattie Campion, Noel Campion, Johnny Fleming, Tom Dunne, David Brennan, James Doyle. Subs: Colm Campion For Johnny Fleming, Dermot Kelly For Tommy Nolan, Joey Devoy For Tom Dunne, Mark George For Martin Condron, Donie Ramsbottom For Ian Donnelly.Tom Jones (Laois GAA); David Brennan (St. Joseph’s captain); Tony Connolly (The Heath captain) and Joe Brennan (referee) with the Kelly Cup before the Kelly Cup final at Crettyard. in 2012Picture: Alf Harvey.The Heath who defeated St. Joseph’s in the Kelly Cup final at Crettyard in 2012.Picture: Alf Harvey.St. Joseph’s who played The Heath in the Kelly Cup final at Crettyard. in 2012Picture: Alf Harvey.Enjoying the comfort of the stand for The Heath and St. Joseph’s in the Kelly Cup final at Crettyard.Picture: Alf Harvey.Referee: Joe Brennan (Crettyard)SEE ALSO-Laois woman all set to take part in international dog show TAGSRemember the Game Facebook Deaths Facebook GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Twitterlast_img read more

All of Saturday’s Laois GAA results from an eventful day of action

first_img TAGSLaois GAA Results Previous articleKilleshin and Park-Ratheniska to meet again after finishing level in dogfightNext articleCamross edge out Borris-Kilcotton to win Division 2 hurling league title LaoisToday Reporter A doubt hangs over the result of the JFC ‘C’ semi-final where Colt recovered from a seven-point deficit at half time to lead by a point in injury time against Annanough when the match was abandoned by referee Alan O’Connor. Graiguecullen await the winners in the final.Elsewhere, the re-fixed Laois ACHL Division 2 final between Camross and Borris-Kilcotton was won by Camross on a scoreline of 1-18 to 2-13. GAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR All of Saturday’s Laois GAA results from an eventful day of action Facebook WhatsApp By LaoisToday Reporter – 10th August 2019 WhatsApp Laois SFC Round 2 QualifierBallyfin 4-13 Crettyard 1-8 – Report hereLaois SFC Round 2 WinnersPortarlington 0-16 Ballyroan-Abbey 2-10 – Report herePortlaoise 1-13 Courtwood 1-7 – Report hereLaois JFC Round 2 WinnersPark-Ratheniska 0-12 Killeshin 2-6O’Dempsey’s 1-16 The Heath 0-11Laois JFC ‘C’ Semi-finalColt 1-10 Annanough 2-6 – Match abandonedLaois ACHL Division 2 Final RefixtureCamross 1-18 Borris-Kilcotton 2-13SEE ALSO – Remember the Game: Arles-Killeen get the better of Killeshin in 2016 Twitter Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Pinterest Pinterest Home Sport GAA All of Saturday’s Laois GAA results from an eventful day of action SportGAAGaelic FootballHurling Twitter Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Facebook We might be in the middle of August – and although the monsoon-like rain would make you think otherwise, all Laois GAA games scheduled to go ahead around the county this evening did.There were wins for Ballyfin and Portlaoise in the Laois SFC while Ballyroan-Abbey and Portarlington will have to do it all over again after drawing in an incident-packed game in O’Moore Park.Park-Ratheniska and Killeshin drew in the JFC while last year’s beaten finalists O’Dempsey’s had a big win over The Heath. GAA GAA last_img read more

Canadian infrastructure deals scarce but would be welcome: CPPIB chief executive

first_imgDavid Paddon Keywords Infrastructure,  Canada Pension PlanCompanies CPP Investment Board Related news CPPIB reports record return for latest fiscal year He said the CPPIB is constantly on the hunt for purchases around the world but finds itself frequently outbid by rivals when infrastructure comes on the market. “That’s terrific for governments. It’s terrific for sellers. But when you’re competing to buy, it’s really razor-sharp pricing,” Machin said. “So we’ve been quite cautious on where we’ve added assets.” Machin and CPPIB chief investment strategist Ed Cass said they’d prefer to invest in late-stage infrastructure projects or completed projects rather than “green field” developments that need to be approved and built before they generate cash flow. Cass said that the new federal infrastructure bank, which is being created by the Trudeau government, will be able to “package” opportunities for late-stage investors after going through the early stages. But Machin said that CPPIB faces no political pressure to invest in Canada, or the infrastructure bank, because the fund has a clear mandate to maximize investment returns and operates at an arms length from all levels of government. “We’re shielded from anything along those lines,” Machin said. His comments were made as CPPIB, created in 1999, announced that 2016-17 marked one of its best years for investment returns in a decade. As of March 31, when CPPIB’s financial year ends, it had $316.7 billion in assets — up $37.8 billion from a year before through a combination of market gains and new funds. That trails only the $45.5 million increase in 2014-15, the biggest in the past 10 years. For 2016-17, the fund realized a gross return of 12.2% or 11.8% in net return after all costs. For the 10-year period, CPPIB’s annualized gross return was 6.7% or 5.1% on a net basis. Officials from the country’s largest pension fund said Thursday they’d welcome the opportunity to invest in Canadian infrastructure but there’s been a limited supply of suitable assets available to purchase. “If the opportunities were there, we’d love to look at them. We’d love to invest in them. It’s just a scarcity of opportunities,” said Mark Machin, CEO of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). center_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter CI’s new joint venture will invest in global real estate and infrastructure Share this article and your comments with peers on social media CPP Investments CEO resigns after travelling for Covid-19 vaccinelast_img read more

SIFMA white paper calls for cross-border regulatory co-operation

first_img The U.S. Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) calls for a new approach to cross-border regulatory co-operation in a white paper published Thursday.The trade group’s white paper examines new ways to strengthen bilateral regulatory co-operation. Amid geopolitical events, such as Brexit and the U.S.-China trade tensions, SIFMA says that there’s an opportunity to reconsider the existing approach to co-operation. James Langton Task force recommends sweeping changes to OSC Shuttering of national securities regulator came as no surprise to industry Keywords Securities regulationsCompanies Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association “Effective regulatory co-operation between regulators in different jurisdictions is vital in both delivering financial stability and ensuring that the global financial system can make its full contribution to economic growth,” the paper says.However, existing mechanisms, “are insufficiently robust to help the two jurisdictions really enhance the coherence of their respective regulations,” says the paper.The paper advocates for a middle ground between the existing ad hoc mechanisms for cross-border co-operation, and enshrining certain measures in trade agreements.It calls for “a new standard of regulatory cooperation, grounded in strong commitments by the cooperating parties as to how they will function and be governed, but without relying on formal trade agreement frameworks, and allowing a meaningful role for the private sector.”According to SIMFA, a new mechanism should include: clear timetables, published goals and objectives, transparency, meaningful industry consultation, as well as a follow-up process, which could be governed through robust memorandums of understanding, rather than being enshrined in law.The full white paper can be found here: https://www.sifma.org/resources/submissions/bilateral-regulatory-cooperation/. Wall Street Bull bronze sculpture in the Financial District in Manhattan palinchak/123RF New IAFP program lets CFAs fast-track to planner designation Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Euroa community is activated for summer

first_imgEuroa community is activated for summer Strathbogie Shire Council, DESIGNEuroa and the Euroa Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to deliver two new community activations stations designed to deliver summer holiday fun.Euroa now has a town beach on the street outside the old nursery site and a pocket park outside the post office.Strathbogie Shire Mayor Cr Chris Raeburn said the aim was to create new outdoor spaces where the community could gather, socialise and enjoy outdoor dining.“This is a fantastic example of the community working together,” Cr Raeburn said.“We’ve seen people come out in force, firstly to support the street party last Friday night and now to contribute to the streetscape activation program.”“Over the summer holidays, Binney Street will be a place to do your shopping and to take time out with the kids and friends”.DESIGNEuroa’s Edwina Thompson said the two installations provided an opportunity for the community to interact on the street in new and fun ways.“This maybe listening to some music at the pocket park or wriggling their toes in the sand at the town beach,” Ms Thompson said.“We hope locals and visitors will sit and share a drink or a chat in these colourful and welcoming spaces, designed to bring a smile to people’s faces after the difficulties of the past year.”She praised all the volunteers who have helped install the summer streetscape.“Enjoy it while it’s there – it’s a temporary installation – so make sure you invite your friends to meet at the town beach,” she said.The pocket park and town beach were initiatives funded through the Victorian Government’s Outdoor Eating and Entertainment Package.Council received $250,000, with the direction from government that it could be passed on to businesses in the form of reducing or waiving permit fees or invested in infrastructure such as streetscaping and lighting.Strathbogie Shire set registered premises fees at zero in its 2020/21 Budget, so used the funding to focus on community activation.“By this we mean creating new outdoor dining spaces – and safe spaces for our community to gather, socialize and enjoy outdoor dining,” Cr Raeburn said. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:beach, Chamber of Commerce, commerce, community, council, Euroa, Force, Government, Holiday, infrastructure, local council, meet, Music, Strathbogie, Strathbogie Shire Council, the Pocket, Victorialast_img read more

TGA confirms nicotine e-cigarette access is by prescription only

first_imgTGA confirms nicotine e-cigarette access is by prescription only From 1 October 2021, the law for consumers to import nicotine e-cigarettes and liquid nicotine will align with the law for them to buy such products domestically. Closing a gap between Commonwealth and state and territory law, the decision announced by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (the TGA) today, clarifies that consumers will require a doctor’s prescription to legally access nicotine e-cigarettes and liquid nicotine in Australia.This aligns with current domestic restrictions under State and Territory law that prohibit the supply of nicotine containing e-cigarettes in Australia without a valid medical prescription.This decision, announced by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) today, aims to prevent adolescents and young adults from taking-up nicotine e-cigarettes while allowing current smokers to access these products for smoking cessation on their doctor’s advice.There has been a significant increase in the use of nicotine e-cigarettes by young people in Australia and in many overseas countries. There is evidence that nicotine e-cigarettes act as a ‘gateway’ to smoking in youth and exposure to nicotine in adolescents can have long-term consequences for brain development.Consumers can continue to import nicotine e-cigarettes to assist with smoking cessation with a doctor’s prescription. Consumers will also be able to obtain nicotine e-cigarettes from local pharmacies and Australian based on-line pharmacies, with a prescription from an Authorised Prescriber or under the TGA Special Access Scheme. The requirement for a prescription will provide an opportunity for consumers to receive advice from their doctor on smoking cessation in the context of their overall health management.The decision follows two rounds of public consultation during 2020. As for all decisions of this type, the decision was made by a senior medical officer at the TGA as a Delegate of the Secretary of the Department of Health. It is not a decision of the Government or the Minister.Under existing state and territory laws, the sale of nicotine e-cigarettes and liquid nicotine without a prescription, is illegal throughout Australia. Additionally, the possession or use of these products without a prescription is illegal in all states and territories except South Australia. The decision today means that importing nicotine e-cigarette products from overseas websites without a valid doctor’s prescription will be illegal.There are currently no TGA approved nicotine e-cigarettes in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG). Medicines not included in the ARTG are able to be accessed on prescription from any doctor through the TGA personal import scheme, or on prescription from a doctor who has received an authorisation under the TGA Authorised Prescriber or Special Access Scheme B.In response to concerns regarding the safety and quality of some nicotine e-cigarettes and e-cigarette fluids, a public consultation will be undertaken in February 2021 on product safety and quality standards. The consultation will be informed by existing international standards for nicotine e-cigarettes. Child resistant closures for liquid nicotine will also become mandatory to reduce the risk to children of accidental ingestion. This is consistent with many other countries.In the coming months there will be a wide range of educational and communication resources to support health professionals and consumers on the changes. The TGA website, which will be updated regularly, includes more information for consumers and health professionals about the changes.Consumers who may be affected by these changes are encouraged to speak to their medical practitioner regarding potential options ahead of the 1 October 2021 implementation date.Consumers are reminded that while importation may be permitted until 1 October 2021, possession in most States and Territories without a prescription is currently illegal.Individuals attempting to import commercial quantities of nicotine e-cigarettes and liquid nicotine may be subject to importation and seizure of products and potential fines under existing regulation. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, commonwealth, communication, Delegate, Department of Health, E Cigarettes, Government, healthcare, public consultation, regulation, resources, Secretary, South Australia, TGA, Therapeutic Goods Administration, young adultslast_img read more

Statement on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with National Security Advisor Suh Hoon of Republic of Korea

first_imgStatement on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with National Security Advisor Suh Hoon of Republic of Korea The White HouseNational Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke by phone today with Republic of Korea National Security Advisor Suh Hoon. Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Suh reaffirmed the strength of the U.S.-ROK Alliance, their shared commitment to coordinate closely on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and the importance of maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula. They also conferred on a variety of shared foreign policy priorities including addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and combating climate change. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:climate, climate change, covid-19, Democracy, Government, Korean, pandemic, security, United States, White Houselast_img read more

Minority High School Juniors Urged To Apply For CU-Boulder Business Leadership Program

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: March 28, 1999 The College of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder will host the 12th Annual Business Leadership Program from June 13 to 19, designed to expose high school juniors to business and computer skills and the rigors of college life.Participants live in a CU residence hall, meet College of Business faculty and Boulder-Denver area business leaders and learn college and financial aid application processes. The application deadline is April 16.The College of Business and various corporate sponsors pay the cost of tuition, room and board. Sponsors include IBM, GTE, State Farm Insurance, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Deluxe Financial Services and Faison Office Products.The students will compete in teams to design image campaigns for a corporate sponsor. “The students really learn to work together and develop fantastic presentation skills,” said Lisa Hutton, program coordinator. “The program is an excellent, all-expenses paid head start.”The Business Leadership Program is open to black, Hispanic, Asian and American Indian high school juniors interested in pursuing business careers. Students interested in receiving an application can call 303-492-1808 or pick one up from their guidance counselor.last_img read more

Surekha Varicose Veins Clinic introduces CLaCS technology for treatment of spider, varicose veins

first_img News By EH News Bureau on August 22, 2019 Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Surekha Varicose Veins Clinic introduces CLaCS technology for treatment of spider, varicose veins Comments (0) Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Spider veins, varicose veins is common problem affecting general population throughoutSurekha Varicose Veins, Mumbai recently introduced Cryo Laser and Cryo Sclerotherapy (CLaCS). CLaCS is a Brazilian treatment for spider veins and small varicose veins of the leg. Spider veins and varicose veins is a common problem affecting the general population throughout the world.In India, it is estimated that around 25-30 per cent of females and 10-15 per cent of males suffer from this disease. However, the majority of the patients who suffer from varicose veins are unaware of the disease pathology and the complications it can lead to. Moreover, many family physicians and consultants fail to impress the need for early intervention in these patients. Valuable time (months/years) is lost in alternative therapy of various oils, oral medications and ill-designed stockings. Resultantly, many patients present late with complications such as pigmentation, ulceration or superficial vein thrombosis. A problem which could have been nipped in the bud reaches irreversible stages.Weak valves in the leg veins are the main reason for the formation of varicose veins. The hereditary tendency is seen in nearly 80 per cent cases. People involved in prolonged standing such as teachers, shop keepers, traffic policemen are more likely to suffer from them. In many females, varicose veins start after pregnancy and progress over a while if not diagnosed and treated on time.Dr Ashish Dhadas, Varicose Veins Expert, Surekha Varicose Veins, Mumbai said, “Over the past six years since its inception, Surekha Varicose Veins Clinic has examined and counselled more than 3,000 patients of spider and varicose veins. Out of these more than 500 have been successfully treated.”“Surekha Varicose Veins Clinic now offers the Cryo Laser and Cryo Sclerotherapy (CLaCS) procedure. It is a revolutionary Brazilian technique for the treatment of small varicose veins and spider veins of the legs. CLaCS is a combination of different technologies like augmented reality, trans-dermal laser, sclerotherapy and skin cooling for local anaesthesia,” added Dr Dhadas.Almost 95 per cent of patients with spider veins are females. These veins are cosmetically disfiguring. However, due to lack of awareness and not many treatment options, many females tend to ignore them. In some cases, these spider veins too can cause symptoms such as pain, heaviness, burning or itching. They can progress to larger varicose veins too.CLaCS is a painless procedure done under local anaesthesia. The high flow of ice-cold air directed onto the skin at the site of laser or needle application removes the discomfort and most patients have little pain from the treatment.In CLaCS, there are no specific precautions after treatment. There is no need to wear stockings in the majority of cases. The patient returns to work and usual activities with 4-6 hours. Exercise is permitted as well after 24 hours. Related Posts Cryo Laser and Cryo SclerotherapySpider veinsSurekha Varicose Veins Clinicvaricose veins The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Share WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Read Article Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Add Commentlast_img read more

City and Coalition settle legal battle

first_imgHomeFeaturedCity and Coalition settle legal battle May. 19, 2021 at 6:03 amFeaturedNewsCity and Coalition settle legal battleBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoplaza at santa monicaSanta Monica City Council The City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Coalition for a Livable City have settled a legal battle relating to the formerly proposed Plaza at Santa Monica project.“This litigation relates to SMCLC’s claims that the city’s decision in July 2020 to proceed with negotiations with the developers of a proposed project located at Fourth and Fifth and Arizona in Santa Monica violated the surplus Lands Act,” Interim City Attorney George Cardona recently said after a closed session on the matter. The city does not admit the allegations and does not agree with the merits of SMCLC’s claims, which were rendered moot by the council’s December 2020 decision to terminate negotiations with the developers. And while SMCLC has dismissed its complaint, it has filed a motion seeking attorney’s fees.“The city does not admit the allegations or agree with the merits of SMCLC’s motion for attorney’s fees.,” Cardona added. But to avoid the expense and burden of further litigation, councilmembers agreed to a settlement amount of $115,000 after a 6-1 vote. Oscar de la Torre was the sole no-vote.The battle between the two was initiated more than a year ago when Coalition members tried to convince city leaders that they had to follow the Surplus Land Act before it could sell public land to a private developer. The future of the controversial downtown development project, billed as The Plaza at Santa Monica, has since been up in the air.Interim City Manager Lane Dilg recommended temporarily halting negotiations between staff and Clarett West Development, LLC and DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners, LLC, in February 2020 while the city researched if the development would be in violation of any state laws. Later that summer, negotiations on the project at 4th and Arizona resumed after council directed staff to adjust priorities in the negotiations of the 2.57-acre property to better reflect the input that was received from the public.Not long after listening to dozens of public comments from residents living in and beyond the Westside, Councilmember Sue Himmelrich moved to close negotiations with the developer entirely.“I think it’s illegal. I think that it poses great risk to the city. And I think competition can only make this project better if we go to an RFP,” which would ensure more affordable units in the space as well as a hotel and open space, Himmelrich said, shortly before the motion was unable to garner a second.“It’s unfortunate that the City wouldn’t listen to us, to our lawyers or to the public, compelling residents to ask a court to step in so the City wouldn’t violate the law by continuing to negotiate a development agreement for this wildly unpopular project,” a letter from SMCLC states. “As a result, the City will have to pay legal fees over $100,000 to SMCLC’s lawyers to settle this important lawsuit in the public interest.”Organization leaders clarified no money was sought by SMCLC and the entire settlement constitutes reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in the lawsuit.“We thank Councilmembers Phil Brock, Oscar de la Torre and Christine Parra for their steadfast actions to stop the Plaza and for enabling a fair settlement. And thank you to Mayor Himmelrich, who, in July of last year, was the sole councilmember to vote against continuing negotiations with the Plaza’s developer on the basis that it was illegal to proceed without complying with the Surplus Land Act. This current council majority stood with residents — as they told us they would — to do what is right,”SMCLC added. “Lastly, we are very grateful for the strong public support we received from neighborhood associations and the many individuals who enabled us to bring this important lawsuit. Neighborhood associations, largely underfunded, do vital community work for residents and the city as a whole. This settlement will enable us to reach out to these groups, as well as individual donors, to ask whether they want their donation returned, or for those funds to be used by SMCLC for future campaigns as we continue to fight for residents to have a seat at the table when important decisions are made by our City.”[email protected] :plaza at santa monicaSanta Monica City Councilshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentThe blockbuster movie makes a comeback this summerRestaurant Spotlight: Cinque Terre WESTYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson15 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter15 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor15 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press15 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press15 hours agolast_img read more