The Influential Indians

first_imgThere is a lot of buzz around the coming US Presidential Elections which are scheduled to be held in the month of November this year. And why not? The whole world is eager to know who will run the White House for the next four years. India is also looking up to the elections in the US and also it has a lot to cheer about because the Indian community living in the US, popularly called as Indian Americans, will have a major role to play in the outcome of the elections. Although the population of Indians in America is meagre, i.e., 1.3 million Indian Americans out of the total population of around 330 million, but the presence of Indians in the States such as Texas, Houston, Florida, etc., which play a decisive role in the elections, makes their very presence an important and decisive one. The importance of the Indian community can be gauged by the fact that both Democrats and Republicans are trying every possible way to woo Indians to their side. While Democratic Presidential nominee and contender Joe Biden has declared Kamala Harris(Asian American) as his running mate. On the other hand,  President Trump (Republican defender) is doing every possible thing so that Indians remain on his side. Indians have traditionally voted in large numbers for Democratic party but this time it is not clear to whom will the Indians vote.last_img read more

These were the top 10 outer borough loans last month

first_imgClockwise from left: a rendering of the Greenpoint at 21 and 23 India Street in Greenpoint, a rendering of the Tangram project at 133-27 39th Avenue in Flushing, and 564 St. John’s Place in Crown Heights (Credit: StreetEasy)Major projects in Greenpoint and Flushing topped the list of the largest outer borough loans for July.The Greenpoint, a 40-story tower at 21 India Street, took the No. 1 spot with a $175 million loan from HSBC, while Flushing’s huge Tangram project took the No. 2 spot with a $163 million loan from Shanghai Commercial Bank. The only other loan for more than $100 million was a roughly $104 million loan from Berkadia Commercial Mortgage for a Cassena Care facility in the Bronx.Overall, the list was split between five properties in Brooklyn, four projects in Queens and one project in the Bronx. No loans for projects in Staten Island made the cut in July.The full list of the top 10 outer borough loans for July is as follows:1. India Ink – $175 millionThe top loan last month was $175 million from HSBC to developers Mack Real Estate, Palin Enterprises and Urban Development Partners for their Greenpoint project at 21 and 23 India Street. The project, known as the Greenpoint, features a rental and condo tower standing 40 stories and 400 feet tall.2. Shanghai Knights – $163 millionShanghai Commercial Bank loaned F&T Group $163 million for the company’s massive Tangram project in Flushing. The funding was for the project’s residential properties at 133-27 39th Avenue, 133-36 37th Avenue and 37-12 Prince Street, which contain a total of 354 residential units, according to StreetEasy.3. State of Grace – $104 millionBerkadia Commercial Mortgage loaned Cassena Care roughly $104 million for the nursing home operator’s facility at 3155 Grace Avenue in the Bronx. The loan was secured through the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development and will go to the Workmen’s Circle MultiCare Center, according to Real Estate Weekly. The Baychester facility provides services including physical therapy and hospice care.4. Saint John – $87.8 millionNew York Community Bank loaned Harbor Group International about $87.8 million for 564 St. John’s Place, which the company recently purchased from Toby Moskovits for $117 million. The once-distressed Crown Heights building contains 193 units, and Moskovits and her partner Michael Lichtenstein had been in danger of losing it last year after their lender Benefit Street Partners filed a foreclosure auction.5. United States of American Land – $85 millionUnited American Land received an $85 million loan from Citi Real Estate Funding for 503 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn. The seven-story building spans about 139,000 square feet with 121 residential units and retail space occupied by TJ Maxx and Old Navy.6. Animal House – $75 millionAnimal Care and Control of New York City landed a $75 million loan from Wells Fargo for two vacant plots of land at 151 Woodward Avenue and 1902 Flushing Avenue in Queens. The adjacent Ridgewood sites are expected to be the home of a new 50,000-square-foot animal shelter in Queens scheduled to open in 2022 with space for 70 dogs, 110 cats and smaller animals like rabbits and guinea pigs, according to amNewYork.7. Jim Parsons Boulevard – $73.8 millionThe Bank of New York Mellon loaned Dunn Development about $73.8 million for 82-41 Parsons Boulevard in Hillcrest, Queens. The company is working on a project at the former site of the Triboro Hospital for Tuberculosis that would include 205 residential units, split between 130 affordable units and 85 supportive units, along with 12,000 square feet of space for the Queens Hospital Center and 8,000 square feet of community space, according to New York YIMBY.8. Land of Lincoln Road – $67 millionCiti Real Estate Funding made its second appearance on the list with a $67 million loan to Lincoln Sponsor LLC for 31 Lincoln Road and 510 Flatbush Avenue in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Aleksander Goldin controls the LLC, and the property spans 274,524 square feet with 175 residential units, according to PincusCo. The development is known as the Lincoln Apartments, according to StreetEasy.9. Second Fiddle – $48 millionNew York Community Bank provided a roughly $48 million loan to Kraus Organization for 389-393 South 2nd Street in Williamsburg. The bank took over a $40 million 2014 loan from Signature Bank and added a new $7.9 million mortgage to it, according to the Commercial Observer.10. Day at the Beach Street – $40 millionJuly’s list closed out with a $40 million loan from TD Bank to Related Companies for 125 Beach 17th Street in Far Rockaway. The two-tower property is known as Ocean Park Apartments and stands 26 stories tall with 602 units. It is a federally subsidized housing complex that Related bought in 2005 from the Ocean Park Company.last_img read more

Sewer Backup Causes NY Hospital Diversion

first_imgWSYR – St. Joseph’s Hospital will be sending all ambulance calls to other hospitals through at least noon on Tuesday due to a sewer back-up. The Emergency Department is still accepting walk-in patients.last_img

East Hampton Teacher Making Masks

first_imgEast Hampton High School computer science coding teacher Urban Reininger with his face shield prototype. Independent/Urban ReiningerAn East Hampton High School computer science coding teacher is helping hospitals by making face masks and shields.Urban Reininger constructed them with the help of a 3D printer — a Creality 3D CR-10 from GearBest — and free design print to make it happen.“The more we come together to help support the cause the stronger we are,” Reininger said.He made his first face shield prototype using a 2-liter bottle of soda.East Hampton High School computer science coding teacher Urban Reininger with a face mask he made.“3D printing personal protective equipment shields to donate,” he wrote on Facebook, posting with the message a photo of his first prototype. “It needs a little work to make it faster to print.”Reininger credits Prusia Printers for the design, and said the printer he’s using is able to handle bigger file sizes, unlike his former MakerBot Replicator 2 desktop 3D printer.“I am looking to create a new file that might be faster and more compatible, and working on different designs,” he said, adding he’s now trying his models out with overhead projector transparencies. “I pack-ratted them away from the classroom teacher before me. They have a lot of life-hacker uses, but I never thought I’d use them for this.”He also tried sewing his own face masks, joking he doesn’t think he has the sewing skill to make them quick enough, as part of a Pins and Needles’ Million Mask Challenge, a global sew-a-thon to support healthcare workers and those in need.The teacher is planning to donate his face shields to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital to protect doctors and nurses from contracting COVID-19.Stony Brook University’s iCREATE lab has also stepped up to help defend healthcare workers from the novel coronavirus using 3D printers.Donations from Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk being delivered to Stony Brook University Hospital. Independent/Habitat for Humanity of SuffolkiCREATE, a program under the Division of Information Technology, supports innovative technologies within Stony Brook University’s Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching to provide a hands-on environment of collaborative endeavors in order to spark creativity, innovation, and to ultimately redefine technological boundaries, engagement, creation, and innovation.The face shields, Interim Senior Vice President and Enterprise CIO Charlie McMahon said, are medically compliant, being reviewed by hospital personnel.“We are doing something positive to protect the health of the medical professionals that are helping the community,” McMahon said. “Being able to be a part of keeping our medical professionals safer is a really good feeling.”The iCREATE team has also designed certain parts of these face shields to be replaceable so that medical personnel can change them out, allowing for a more sanitized product.With current supplies, iCREATE is intending to make 800 face shields, and is currently in the process of procuring enough supplies to make up to 5000.Donations from Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk being delivered to Stony Brook University Hospital. Independent/Habitat for Humanity of SuffolkBettina Fries, chief of infectious disease at Stony Brook Medicine, reached out to her neighbor, Agjah Libohova, who is the director of research and development and engineer of a local Suffolk plastics production company, and asked for his help. She gave him her face shield, and he made the first prototype that night.Production with the company started last week, with Stony Brook being the first client.“These face shields will make us feel safer and show that Stony Brook tries everything to keep health care professionals on the front line safe,” Dr. Fries said.Members of the Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk staff also donated supplies to Stony Brook Hospital’s Trauma Unit.They were greeted by the smiles and grateful hearts of hospital staff members as they delivered 200 masks and 1750 disposable coverall suits.The masks were donated by Habitat for Humanity’s construction department and the disposable coveralls from Suffolk ReStore, the nonprofit’s donation center in Ronkonkoma, which previously received the supplies from Michael Mangiacapra of American Regent, a Division of Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Suffolk ReStore also donated approximately 40 yards of fabric to be used to make homemade cloth masks for healthcare workers and staff. The fabric was previously donated to ReStore by Maharam, a textile company in Yaphank.Donations are playing a critical role in helping Long Island’s brave and dedicated healthcare workers during a time where there is a large demand and huge shortage of medical [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

Kids gang up for fun run

first_imgBERWICK Primary School students banded together to run in the Berwick Show Fun Run and received $500 for their efforts….[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

Miraculous escape, painful recovery behind bars

first_imgBy CAM LUCADOU-WELLS AN ice-affected rider with a loaded pistol and more than $11,000 cash who crashed his motorbike head-on…[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

Punchestown – Friday preview

first_imgAudio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/gbfm.podcasts/Punchestown+Day+Four.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. In Racing, it’s Betdaq Champion Hurdle day at Punchestown where ‘My Tent Or Yours’ is set to off as favourite in the big race at 5.30pm. The first race is off at twenty to four and looking forward to the action is George McDonagh… Friday selections:3.40 Grangeclare Rosa4.20 Marlbrook (NAP)4.55 Bonny Kate5.30 Vroum Vroum Mag6.05 O O Seven6.40 Kashari7.10 No Comment7.40 On The Fringeprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Galway Remain Unbeaten In Allianz National Hurling League – Reaction

first_imgAfter the game, Sean Walsh spoke to Galway manager Micheal DonoghueAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/MICHEAL%20DONOGHUE%20POST%20OFFALY.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Niall also got the thoughts of match analyst Conor HayesAudio Playerhttps://galwayfm.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/CONOR-HAYES-LOOK-AT-GALWAY-AND-OFFALY.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Galway’s unbeaten run in the Allianz National Hurling League continued yesterday in Pearse Stadium with a 2-19 to 0-14 win over Offaly. Both of Galway’s goals coming from Joseph Cooney. Match Report by Niall Canavancenter_img Audio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/GALWAY%20OFFALY%20FT.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Galway’s next game is on Sunday next when they face Dublin in Parnell Park at 2pm.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Match Preview – UCD vs Galway United

first_imgThe UCD Bowl UCD vs Galway United Friday, July 20th. Kick-off: 7.45pmGalway United travel to the UCD Bowl on Friday evening to face league leaders UCD. Kick-off is at 7.45pm.Alan Murphy’s side are coming off the back of successive league wins, after United overcame a stubborn Cobh Ramblers side at St. Colman’s Park last week.In May, the Tribesmen produced arguably their best performance of the season to win 2-0 against Colie O’Neill’s side at Eamonn Deacy Park.With just seven league games remaining, it’s imperative that United continue to forge a run of form, as the race for promotion hots up.ALAN MURPHY SEEKING ANOTHER BIG UNITED PERFORMANCE AGAINST UCD“I’m looking for the same endeavour and effort,” Murphy told www.galwayunitedfc.ie.“The application of the game plan has to be the same. We’ve had two good results, but now we’re meeting a different side, it’s a different game and UCD will present us with a different set of scenarios and problems.“We’re looking forward to the game, it will tell us a lot about how far we’ve come in terms of confidence and progression over the last few weeks.“Every game is different, we won’t be resting on our laurels. We’ve already had two difficult games against UCD this year and we’ll be treating this game as a one-off.“Let’s see what we can bring to the table and what performance levels we can reach. Hopefully it will lead to another positive result.”TEAM NEWSMaurice Nugent (ankle), Mikey Whelan (hamstring) and Conor Layng (cruciate) are sidelined for the trip to the UCD Bowl.MATCH OFFICIALSReferee: Robert HennessyAssistant: Adam TszampelAssistant: Patrick O’ConnorFourth Official: Adam PatchellGALWAY UNITED GOALSCORERSDanny Furlong – 7Eoin McCormack – 7Conor Barry – 7Alan Murphy – 2Marc Ludden – 2Ronan Manning – 2Carlton Ubaezuonu – 2Stephen Kenny – 1Ryan Connolly – 1Robbie Williams – 1Stephen Walsh – 1FORM GUIDEUCDUCD 2-0 Drogheda UnitedFinn Harps 1-3 UCDUCD 1-5 Longford TownUCD 1-1 ShelbourneWexford FC 0-3 UCDGALWAY UNITEDGalway United 1-2 Finn HarpsWexford FC 0-0 Galway UnitedGalway United 1-2 ShelbourneGalway United 4-1 Athlone TownCobh Ramblers 1-2 Galway UnitedLAST MEETINGMay 11th, 2018 | Galway United 2-0 UCDGalway United goalscorers: Conor Kearns (OG) and Ryan Connollyprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

2018 Senior Quarter Final And Intermediate Semi-Final Draws

first_imgSenior Qtr.Finals: Relegation Play-Off:“A”     St. Michaels v Kilconly“B”      Tuam Stars v AnCheathruRuaThe winners of these two games retain their Senior Status for 2019 GlenamaddyAthenryKilkerrin/ClonberneGroup 2St. Brendan’sCarna/CashelWilliamstownThe two top teams in the groups retain their Intermediate Status for 2019, the two bottom teams are relegated to Junior for 2019 while the two second placed teams in the Groups play-off, the loser of this game being the third team to be relegated to Junior for 2019. Intermediate Semi-Finals:Headford v An SpidealOileáin Árann v Micheál BreathnachIntermediate Relegation Final Groupings:Group 1 Final Senior Relegation Groupings:Group 1center_img Annaghdown v St. JamesMountbellew/Moylough v MoycullenCorofin v CaherlistraneMilltown v Salthill/Knocknacarra print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email LeitirMórCortoon ShamrocksLosers of “A”  Group 2BarnaCaltraLosers of “B”The two top teams in the groups retain their Senior Status for 2019, the two bottom teams are relegated to Intermediate for 2019 while the two second placed teams in the Groups play-off, the loser of this game being the third team to be relegated to Intermediate for 2019.last_img read more