LGE completes Pomo at Gilbert’s Heritage Marketplace

first_imgLGE Design Build has completed tenant improvement construction for the 2,600-square-foot Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana at Heritage Marketplace in Gilbert.The restaurant features a 6,000-pound, wood-fire pizza oven imported from Italy with hand-crafted stone. In addition, the authentic Italian restaurant features a bar and outdoor seating.“As one of the restaurant hotspots in the Valley, Heritage Marketplace attracts a young crowd and creates a vibrant atmosphere. It is the perfect location for our fourth Valley restaurant. We’ve been busy since day one with happy guests,” said Stefano Fabbri, CEO and a partner of Pomo Restaurant Group.The Pomo Restaurant Group also owns Pomo restaurants in Glendale, Scottsdale and Phoenix. Pomo at Heritage Marketplace opened in July.Heritage Marketplace, also developed by LGE Design Build, is a family friendly, pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use development in downtown Gilbert located on the northwest corner of Gilbert Road and Vaughn Avenue. The development is an integral part of Gilbert’s historic Heritage District.LGE Design Build launched Heritage Marketplace’s Phase 2 in June. The phase includes two buildings totaling 32,000 square feet with ground floor restaurant and retail space, and second floor office space. The north building is about 10,000 square feet and the south building is about 22,000 square feet.In Phase 1, LGE has completed 31,000 square feet of a dynamic mixed-use office/retail/restaurant project. Tenants include Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles, Pomo Pizzeria, Barrio Queen, Zinburger and Petersen’s Old-Fashioned Ice Cream.“Heritage Marketplace is bustling with restaurant and business activity, becoming one of the Valley’s premier destinations for dining and commerce,” said Dave Sellers, LGE Design Build president.last_img read more

NBA Power Rankings: Bucks, Warriors start strong; Lakers, Rockets stumble early

first_img21. ThunderOKC ranks second in the league in in shots attempted per game, at 93.8. But at 47.2 percent, they also have the second-worst effective field-goal percentage. That’s a lot of missed shots.22. KnicksOnly three of the Knicks’ first eight games have come on the road, and they’ve lost all three. That doesn’t bode well for a team that plays 13 of its next 17 away from the Garden.23. RocketsHouston was one of the worst teams in the league at giving up points in the paint last season, when they ranked 27th at 48.0 points per game. But this year, they’ve bottomed out, giving up 59.3 points in the paint per game, worst in the NBA.24. MavericksIt’s only eight games, but Luka Doncic has exceeded his own hype so far. He’s leading rookies with 19.6 points per game, shooting 45.8 percent from the field and 40.0 percent from the 3-point line. He’s chipping in 6.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game, too.25. MagicThe shooting can’t get much worse in Orlando, where the Magic are making 41.0 percent from the field (last in the NBA) and 30.5 percent from the 3-point line (28th). They’re struggling from the free-throw line, too, making 73.5 percent of their foul shots, 21st in the league. Dan Gilbert has given out bad contracts to coaches almost as a habit. Why he’s decided to play hardball with Larry Drew — who could be key to salvaging this season — is a mystery.30. SunsWins? Well, no. But the offense has been much more focused on ball movement, and it shows in the numbers. Phoenix is No. 2 in the league with a 66.4 assist percentage. Last year, the Suns were 27th at 55.3 percent. 11. PistonsLast year with the Raptors, coach Dwane Casey had the best bench in the league. This year in Detroit, much has changed: Pistons reserves average 32.1 points per game, third fewest in the league, and shoot just 44.3 percent from the field and 29.2 percent from the 3-point line.12. Clippers The reserves have been especially effective for the Clippers, who have two players — Lou Williams (16.7) and Montrezl Harrell (13.0) ranked in the top 18 in bench scoring this season.13. SpursSan Antonio has bucked the offensive boom in the NBA, ranking ninth in offensive efficiency (111.9 points per 100 possessions) despite ranking 29th in 3-point shot attempts (22.3 per game). Yes, the midrange game can still work.14. KingsNot since Mike Bibby and Doug Christie have the Kings had a competent and productive backcourt. That’s changed with De’Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield, who have combined to average 36.4 points and 9.3 assists.15. HornetsKemba Walker could not do much more to campaign for a max contract from the Hornets than he’s done so far. He’s averaging a career-high 30.1 points, with career highs in shooting (46.3 percent) and 3-point shooting (41.4 percent). (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/7/0/mccollum-lillard-stotts-ftr-012518jpg_1tjhyw2oub4r41cwbd8llnz6b1.jpg?t=780933353&w=500&quality=80 Well, we’ve made it through the first month of the season — half-month, as it were — and are careening toward Thanksgiving. It’s early still, but in a couple of weeks, we’ll have a decent enough sample size to start saying some definitive things about players and teams around the league.In the meantime, we have our first Power Rankings of the 2018-19 season… TRADE RUMORS: Which big men could soon hit open market?1. BucksHow much has Mike Budenholzer changed the Bucks’ offense? Consider that if Milwaukee continues on its current 3-point pace, they’ll pass last year’s total number of 3s made (718) in Game No. 47.2. Warriors The Warriors are averaging 125.0 points per game, just 1.5 points off the all-time record of the 126.5 per game scored by Denver in 1981-82. Their offensive rating is 120.3 points per 100 possessions, which is first in the league — way ahead of the 114.9 rating of the No. 2 team, Charlotte.3. RaptorsNick Nurse has taken the revamped Toronto offense and pushed it further. Two years ago, the Raptors averaged 84.4 shot attempts per game, 22nd in the league. Last year, they pushed that to 87.4 per game, which was sixth. Now, they’re up to 91.8 shots, tied for ninth in the league.                                                  4. NuggetsDenver is 6-1 and really has not had its offense fully clicking yet. They’re shooting 29.3 percent from the 3-point line, a number that will rise dramatically. Two of the better shooters in the league — Gary Harris and Jamal Murray — are combining to make 27.9 percent from the 3-point line. They combined to shoot 38.9 percent from the arc last year.5. CelticsAt long last, Kyrie Irving had a breakout game to boost the sagging Boston offense, which ranks 28th in efficiency (100.8 points per 100 possessions). But the defense ranks first, at 96.2 points per 100 possessions, and has carried them thus far. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/a4/8/paul-george-russell-westbrook-ftr-061318jpg_1t5p740pb4qj61qtudhysbomyh.jpg?t=-78271213&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/9/38/blake-griffin-ftr-082918jpg_qkgjoti9eeem13pu7m320ud09.jpg?t=-2020024315&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/aa/ed/zach-lavine-getty-110118-ftrjpg_4z25hhka6uni1sh3e12r7f3hx.jpg?t=-807270970&w=500&quality=80 16. SixersPhilly is 4-0 against teams that are .500 or worse, with all four games coming at home. They’re 0-4 against teams better than .500, all four games coming on the road. The losses have been by an average of 12.8 points.17. HeatWith Jimmy Butler again angling to get out of Minnesota, the Heat are biding their time. There’s little chance that — whether it’s a deal involving Butler or not — this roster remains the same when the trade deadline approaches.18. TimberwolvesFrustrated Timberwolves fans will be happy to know that Butler is working to get himself traded and finally get the team out of its conclave of controversy. But how are they going to feel when it’s Derrick Rose who takes over as the team’s offensive leader?19. LakersThe Lakers have allowed 50 percent shooting or better in four of their eight games this year. Last year, it happened 19 times, or in 23.2 percent of their games. They’re giving up 26.4 free-throw attempts per game, 29th in the NBA.20. NetsIt’s a good sign that, despite the early struggles, five of Brooklyn’s first eight games have been decided by two possessions or fewer. They’re 2-3 in those games. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/cc/8b/joel-embiid-76ers-getty-101718-ftrjpg_16bv2064to0pn171bdp0vsms9m.jpg?t=-2109619546&w=500&quality=80 26. BullsEight games in, and Zach LaVine has a pretty good case for the league’s Most Improved Player award. He’s healthy (for now), and has established himself as a clear-cut No. 1 scorer. LaVine is averaging 28.1 points, shooting 51.0 percent from the field and 38.0 percent from the 3-point line.  27. HawksIt was expected that Trae Young, as a rookie point guard, would turn over the ball a lot — he’s averaged 3.0 per game. But he’s not alone. Four Hawks are averaging more than 2.0 turnovers per game, and three rank in the league’s top 50. Atlanta has the second-highest turnover percentage in the league, at 17.2.28. WizardsThe Wizards have the third-worst net rating in the league (minus-9.9) and are already sniping at each other over agendas and shots. It appears that Marcin Gortat was not really the problem. Oh, and Dwight Howard has not even joined this mix yet, either.29. Cavaliers 6. Trail BlazersThe Blazers are still the best pick-and-roll team in the NBA, but to achieve playoff success, they’ll need to rely less on the play. So far, that’s happening. They ran pick-and-roll on 21.6 percent of their plays last year, third in the NBA. This year, that’s down to 17.7 percent, or 16th in the league.7. GrizzliesRookie Jaren Jackson was forced into the starting five because of an injury to JaMychal Green. He’s been in foul trouble just about every game, but is averaging 11.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks per game.8. JazzThe last couple of years have been marked by disappointing starts in Utah, including 6-10 last year and 7-8 the year before. This team has higher expectations, and at 4-3 is trying to avoid yet another sluggish start.9. PacersThaddeus Young contributes to the starting five in many ways, but if things keep up for Domantas Sabonis, Nate McMillan is going to have to consider a lineup change. Sabonis is averaging 14.4 points and 9.6 rebounds on — this is not a misprint — 70.7 percent shooting. He’s averaging just 22.3 minutes off the bench.10. PelicansAfter their 4-0 start, the Pelicans are on the road for a gauntlet of a trip. So far, they’ve dropped games to the Nuggets and Warriors. They allowed 131 points to Golden State, the second time in three games they allowed 130-plus — that happened three total times all last year. They still have the Blazers, Spurs and Thunder coming on the trip.last_img read more

Tiger Woods counts it a success that he’s playing golf again

first_imgHe also noted that Bubba Watson won last year at 25-under par, and it probably will take something around that to win.“I know that’s a tall order since I’ve been away from the game for so long and I’ve made a lot of different changes in my game,” he said. “Physically and also equipment, practice schedules, training, all that has evolved. The mindset of competing hasn’t. That is to go out there and try to beat these guys.”He still is working with swing coach Chris Como, whom he brought on two years ago. Now that Nike is out of the equipment business, Woods is using a TaylorMade driver and fairway metals, a Bridgestone golf ball and his old Scotty Cameron putter that he used to win all but one of his 14 majors.But it starts with playing.“Put it this way: It’s a lot better situation this year than last,” Woods said. “I just couldn’t get out of bed. I needed help. It was a tough, tough time. You asked me then, ‘Could I play?’ No. I can’t even get out of bed. How am I supposed to swing a club at 120 miles an hour? That’s just two different worlds.”ADVERTISEMENT PH among economies most vulnerable to virus EDITORS’ PICK Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town “Right now, I haven’t even competed yet, so I’m at the beginning stages of that,” he said.Jack Nicklaus spoke Tuesday morning at the HSBC Business Forum in Florida and talked about how golf wasn’t nearly as important to him as competing. That’s something to which Woods can relate. What he said he missed was the competition, whether on tour or at home with friends.“But the bigger the stage,” Woods said, “the more fun for me.” TVJSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Senators to proceed with review of VFA Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND WATCH: Vince Carter super-fan travels from China to meet idol Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. We are young Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 There were times during his 15 months away from golf that Woods wasn’t entirely sure that would be the case. He said that when he was at the Hero World Challenge last year, he needed help just to climb out of bed. At an outdoor party at Albany Golf Club, he would mingle for a few minutes and then sit on a stone bench.He spent more time looking back than looking forward, saying at one point that anything else he achieved in golf would be “gravy.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliAnd now he can’t wait to get started on Thursday.The 15-month break to heal following back surgeries is the longest he has been away from golf. Woods was a mixture of optimism and reality about his return. He talked about having all the shots he needs to compete against a field that includes 17 players from the top 40 and Woods, the tournament host who is at a career-low No. 898. He is playing, so he said he wants to win. The outlook is no different. The Hero World Challenge, which he started in 1999 to benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation, is effectively a holiday tournament for golf’s elite that has no cut and pays $1 million to the winner. It feels so much bigger this year because of Woods.Over the last year, he played five holes to open his new golf course, Bluejack National, outside Houston. And he took three swings with a wedge on the par-3 10th hole at Congressional during a day to promote the Quicken Loans National. All three went in the water.Everyone is curious to see how he plays. That includes Woods.His biggest concern is how far his shots will go because he hasn’t played with any adrenaline since the final round of the Wyndham Championship on Aug. 23, 2015. He doesn’t know how his game will stack up against players he watched at Hazeltine when he was an assistant captain at the Ryder Cup.His previous long break from golf was eight months when he had reconstructive surgery on his left knee after winning the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, the last of his 14 major titles. He won his opening match in the Match Play Championship and won two tournaments later at Bay Hill.That was a knee. This is a back.He was 33, not a month away from turning 41. And that was long before any chaos in his personal life.Asked what he would expect to feel Thursday at Albany Golf Club, Woods said, “I’ll let you know then, because I don’t know right now.”“Yeah, there’s nerves, of course, because I care. I care about what I do out there,” he said. “I want to win, and I want to place the ball in the correct spots, give myself the best angles and bury these putts. Trying to figure that out, yeah, there’s nerves.”Woods often talks about the “process” when he’s changing his swing. This was a different kind of process. It starts with hitting golf balls at home, then playing a practice round at home, and then bringing that game out to a tournament, competing and eventually getting into contention. Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Tiger Woods speaks at a press conference for the Hero World Challenge golf tournament in Nassau, Bahamas, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. APNASSAU, Bahamas — This might be one time that Tiger Woods doesn’t measure success on the golf course by the score on his card.He measured it with three words Tuesday: “I’m playing again.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Marshfield girls soccer upends Ashwaubenon in WIAA Division 2 regional semifinal

first_imgBy Paul Lecker Sports ReporterASHWAUBENON – The Marshfield girls soccer team pulled off a big playoff win Thursday, upsetting No. 3 seed Ashwaubenon 2-1 in a WIAA Division 2 regional semifinal.The sixth-seeded Tigers, who had lost to Ashwaubenon 4-3 during the regular season, improve to 6-16-1 and will move on to a D-2 regional final at No. 2 seed Rhinelander (17-3-1) at 7 p.m. Saturday. The Hodags shut out Merrill 4-0 on Thursday.Marshfield lost to Rhinelander 5-2 at the Hodags’ home tournament on May 13.Julia Urban scored off an assist from Olivia Haessly just 2:26 into the game, and Kendra Tremelling added another goal at the 12:35 mark to give the Tigers an early 2-0 lead.Marshfield’s Andrea Carolfi had eight saves in goal, giving up just one to the Jaguars’ Sakora John 5:02 into the second half.“The defense played particularly great in shutting down Kayla Minor, who had a hat trick in their win against us earlier this season,” Marshfield coach Steve Lindner said. “The whole team had a great week, and even though the rotation was smaller for the players, it was a team victory.“Emily Critelli played outstanding, her greatest game as a Tiger. She saved two goals with kicks that were heading in the net to preserve the win.”(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Tigers 2, Jaguars 1Marshfield 2 0 – 2Ashwaubenon 0 1 – 1First half: 1. M, Julia Urban (Olivia Haessly), 2:26; 2. M, Kendra Tremelling (O. Haessly), 12:35.Second half: 3. A, Sakora John, 50:02.Saves: M, Andrea Carolfi 8.Records: Marshfield 6-16-1; Ashwaubenon 9-9-6.last_img read more

Freedom ‘is our common heritage’

first_img25 September 2013Telling the country’s history in an all-encompassing way shows us that the freedom we now enjoy is not “the exclusive preserve of any one social grouping but a proud heritage of all South Africans,” Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said on Tuesday.Motlanthe was addressing a Heritage Day rally at Sisa Dukashe Stadium in Mdantsane township outside East London.The Deputy President said that South Africans marked the national holiday “with the conscious understanding that there is a great deal about our history that is bad and hurtful, yet we must accept it as part of the growing pains of the free society we set out to create in 1994; a society that is united, democratic, non-racial, non-sexist and just.”Tuesday’s occasion also marked the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Mdantsane. Home to more than 500 000 South Africans, Mdantsane is one of the oldest townships in South Africa, and was a hotbed of political activism against apartheid.Earlier in the day, Motlanthe unveiled an upgraded memorial and laid a wreath at the site of the Egerton Massacre. In 1983, communities from East London and Mdantsane had embarked on a boycott to protest an unannounced five cent increase in bus fares.The boycott culminated on 4 August in what was later called the Egerton Massacre, which claimed 11 lives, with a further 36 commuters injured. The massacre took place at Egerton Railway Station outside Mdantsane, where police officials from the apartheid bantustan of Ciskei shot and beat residents.Motlanthe said that the struggle for South Africa’s liberation was waged by “the broadest cross-section of the people of our country and was not just about political freedom, but also about social, cultural, psychological and economic freedom”.Mdantsane, he said, had to be “supported with the necessary socio-economic infrastructure to realise its full reintegration into all avenues of South African life, and not continue as a reserve for the abode of the poor, the unemployed and the disenfranchised”.The Mdantsane heritage project, like all others in South Africa, should be “inclusive of the names, languages, places, people and cultures that were manipulated and falsified to bring about divisions,” Motlanthe said.“Unity of all South Africans is a guiding principle which should never be undermined by sectarian and parochial interests.”SAinfo reporter and SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Africa ‘increasingly better managed’

first_img13 November 2013Prospects for strong and sustainable growth in Africa are looking positive, with the continent now being better managed, Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Daniel Mminele told the second Institute of International Finance Africa Financial Summit in Johannesburg this week.Africa’s resilience to the financial crisis can be partly explained by the rise in commodity prices, said Mminele.“Africa has been increasingly better managed, with the improvements in governance helping to promote an overall conducive environment to growth and development. There has been a steady rise in the contribution of domestic demand to gross domestic product [GDP],” he said.Mminele said central banks could make a meaningful contribution to growth by keeping inflation in check and creating an environment of financial stability.“While most of the structural reform imperatives fall outside the mandate of central banks, I believe that central banks, by keeping inflation in check and creating an environment of financial stability, can make a meaningful contribution.”Mminele said that to be effective in Africa, central banks had to fulfil more traditional roles: “Monetary policy can only play a facilitating role in enhancing the productive capacity of the economy.”Structural changeMany African countries are experiencing a rapid growth in the middle class. Estimates by the African Development Bank show that consumer spending by the continent’s middle class reached US$680-billion and accounted for 25% of Africa’s GDP in 2008. This figure is projected to reach $2.2-trillion by 2030.“On the supply side, the rise of the services sector has been one of the defining characteristics of the structural change in African economies,’ Mminele said. “Telecommunications, banking and the retail sector have been flourishing in many countries.“This has contributed to the improvement in Africa’s growth prospects which, in turn, has attracted the attention of foreign investors.”Africa is regarded as an attractive investment destination by multinational investor groups that are keen to benefit from intra-Africa trade opportunities. Many investors that already have operations in Africa are looking to expand their footprint.“As expected, multinationals from South Africa have seized the opportunity to expand their production networks across the continent. The number of projects in Africa originating from South Africa has increased by over 500% in the past decade,” said Mminele.Between 2010 and 2013, South African multinationals made foreign direct investments (FDI) investments in 18 African countries. In 2012, South Africa invested in more new FDI projects in Africa than any other country in the world.However, infrastructure, education and training remain the key challenges for the continent, Mminele said.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Latha Hegde in Telugu remake of Maan Karate

first_imgNew Zealand-based model-turned-actor Latha Hegde is set to make her debut in Tollywood. The model will play the lead in the Telugu remake of Tamil hit film Maan Karate.ALSO READ: Suriya is not just playing a cameo in Pasanga 2, but a 40-minute role in Pandiraj’s next Director Kumar Nagendra, who is all praise for the newcomer, saw her profile and instantly auditioned Latha for the role. “I came across her profile through a casting agency. We liked it and she was instantly brought to India and was auditioned. She’s already shot for over a month for the project. We’ve even shot two songs with Latha, and I’m really impressed with her work,” film’s director Kumar Nagendra told IANS.Latha is currently in Hyderabad shooting for the film. The role was played by Hansika Motwani in the original Tamil version. Latha will romance Nara Rohit in this sports comedy, which also stars Kabir Duhan Singh.ALSO READ:  Siddharth donning producer hat for the second time for his upcoming film Jil Jung Juck Maan Karate was one of the biggest Tamil hits of 2014. The film’s story was penned by AR Murugadoss. The remake will be produced by Ashok and Nagarjuna, who earlier produced Telugu film Joru, which was also helmed by Kumar Nagendra.last_img read more