Earlier this month, Sand Capital acquired 29 CVS stores in 12 states and six shopping centers in three states. Sand Capital, a privately-held real estate investment company, located in Scottsdale, Ariz., has just closed on 140,390 square foot Target-anchored power center in Fountain Hills. Sand Capital is the financial arm and sister company to Sandor Development Company, which was founded in 1963 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Today, Sandor owns and manages over 8 million square feet of shopping centers in 25 states throughout the United States. Once acquired, Sand Capital assets are managed and leased by Sandor. Four Peaks Plaza at 16735-16845 East Shea Boulevard is located in the northern Phoenix suburb of Fountain Hills. The center is comprised of 28 units and three outlots. Some of the major national tenants include Ross Dress for Less, Petco, Pier 1 Imports, Hi Health, Dollar Tree, Starbucks, Subway and O’Reilly Auto Parts. The leasing flyer is attached.
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Council bosses in Bolton are today facing calls to resign over a ‘secret’ emergency grant of £300,000 handed to a local solicitors firm that posted a £1m loss last year.Asons Solicitors was awarded the grant earlier this month under the Emergency Powers Procedure, used by the authority to take ‘any action on behalf of the council in any cases of urgency’.The meeting at which the grant was awarded to the personal injury firm was closed to press and public. In a statement, the council has said the grant will guarantee that 263 jobs are retained in the town centre for at least the next five years. But local solicitors are outraged by one local firm apparently gaining a competitive advantage through taxpayers’ money. The council refused to confirm the size of the grant but local press reported that the figure is £300,000. The cash is understood to have been intended to assist the firm with its move to different premises in the town earlier this year.With our madam mayor of #Bolton pic.twitter.com/5HG5wkT3C2— Dr Imran Akram (@DrimranKakram) 30 August 2016Council leader Cliff Morris (Labour), who has come under pressure over the award, said: ‘Financial transparency and trust at this challenging time is more important than ever and this is why I am calling for a full independent audit of this investment to reassure the public.’In a statement sent to the Gazette, he added: ‘The council’s investment will be repaid through their business rates, which we estimate to be more than £460,000 and this will be reinvested across the borough. This is on top of the value from retaining the firm in the town centre, which should return £10m to our local economy over the next five years.’This assurance is sure to be called into question however, as Asons has itself stated that the key risk facing its business is a potential rise in the small claims limit. Last week the government announced plans to raise that limit five-fold, a potentially devastating development for the claimant PI sector. Opposition leaders have hit out at the grant. David Greenhalgh, leader of the Conservative party, told the Bolton News: ‘A growing number of decisions are being made by this council under emergency powers. This process should only be used when absolutely necessary.’Other local solicitor firms have also voiced concern, including Craig Morris, a partner at Fieldings Porter and Stephen Crompton, joint managing partner at Russell and Russell.Crompton said: ‘This is extremely worrying. Law firms up and down the country have been subjected to the same challenging market conditions as Asons, so why has it been given preferential funding?’Local UKIP leader Sean Hornby has called on residents to stage a mass protest outside Bolton Town Hall (pictured) ahead of the council’s next meeting at the end of November. Bolton TUC, meanwhile, has today called for the resignation of the officers and politicians at the council ’who have been involved in subsidising Asons while proposing cuts to services for the disabled and other vulnerable members of the Bolton family’.Latest published accounts for Asons Solicitors list the sole director as Kamran Akram. Asons Solicitors Ltd posted a pre-tax loss of £1.14m on annual turnover of £13.6m for the year to 31 May 2015. This compares with a profit of £864,444 on turnover of £15.9m in 2014.Under ‘principal risks and uncertainties’, the director’s report states: ‘The key risks facing the business are changes in UK legislation that impact on the small claims limit.’In 2013 Dr Imran Akram, chief executive of Asons Solicitors, was crowned ‘Business Person of the Year 2013’ at the Bolton & Bury Business Awards. He is pictured above with the mayor of Bolton at the opening of the new Asons office.The flamboyant Akram has also attracted media attention for collecting Lamborghinis.The Gazette has contacted Asons for comment.
3 x 3mm package with integrated antennae Support for multiple high-speed video and data protocols including USB 2.0 Operates at speeds up to 6Gbps Very low system BOM (bill of materials) High reliability and high customer system yields Keyssa, a leader in high-speed, contactless connectivity, has announced its next-generation component connector product, the KSS104M, delivered in an ultra-compact 3 x 3 mm footprint and featuring improved electrical and mechanical allowances for ease of design in, drastic reduction in power, and support for many industry standard high-speed protocols. Keyssa will also be releasing the KSS104M-CW (Connected World), a ready-to-use contactless connectivity module that includes all the system-critical electromagnetic and mechanical requirements to implement the KSS104M in mobile and other system products.The KSS104M is the latest in the line of Keyssa’s Kiss Connectivity solutions, which are tiny, low-cost, low-power, solid-state electromagnetic connectors that enable large amounts of data to be securely transferred between devices at very high speeds. As with prior generations, the KSS104M can be easily integrated into customers’ end products without requiring any changes to their software or firmware, by supporting several industry standard high-speed data and video protocols. The KSS104-CW, an electromagnetic module system based on the KSS104M, addresses power delivery, mechanical attach mechanisms, electromagnetic channel design including, waveguides case properties (including colors and finish) and materials requirements. This module can be used across multiple application spaces enabling faster time-to-market utilizing highly-reliable contactless connectors.The KSS104M-CW represents commercialization of Keyssa’s vision to free the mobile phone from annoying cables, eliminate unreliable mechanical connectors and the interference they create, provide data throughput that far exceeds what is available on wireless networks, and ultimately unleash industrial design innovation previously blocked by traditional connectors.Consumers and manufacturers have always begrudgingly accepted the need for mechanical connectors. Keyssa has spent 9 years in R&D to understand all the technical requirements needed to implement high-speed contactless connectivity in mobile products. After countless man hours and the filing of 250 patents, they developed the KSS104M and the KSS104M-CW. This compelling connector-free capability is available to manufacturers who want ease of implementation and testability, enabling very high volume and confidence in system yield and reliability.With the KSS104M, they have focused on extending their leadership in contactless connectivity by combining performance and power and delivering it in an extremely tiny footprint, ideal for embedding in compact mobile or embedded IoT devices. Further, the KSS104M has been designed to deliver very high customer system yields due to its high reliability and industry-leading mechanical allowance that simplifies high-volume manufacturing.Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT), an investor in Keyssa, is working to help bring Keyssa’s product to market by building high-speed contactless connector modules (KSS104M-CW) that can be integrated into systems. Keyssa’s contactless connectivity solution represents a completely new and disruptive form of device connectivity, free from wires. With the KSS104M’s advantages in contactless signal connectivity, it is expected that by integrating the KSS104M with power and mechanical attach mechanisms in a contactless connectivity module, the module can be used across multiple application spaces enabling faster time-to-market and highly reliable contactless connectors.The KSS104M-CW has been designed with the Connected World initiative in mind. Their ecosystem partners need to know that high-speed connectivity can be easily and reliably implemented in systems, with extremely high system yield, in volumes in the range of hundreds of millions, and at a very low system BOM (bill of materials).Beyond the technical improvements of the KSS104 product line, the KSS104M key features include: The KSS104M is currently running through extensive high-volume manufacturing qualification across tolerances, temperature, humidity, drop test, protocol backward compatibility (USB), movement, vibration, and other high-volume mobile qualifications. The KSS104M is currently sampling to customers.Click here to learn more about this technology.
The Avon Lake Shoremen stunned the Avon Eagles 27-26, ending their perfect season in a rivalry game that went down to the wire.Avon Lake jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, as senior quarterback Mark Pappas found Jason Sullivan for a 9-yard passing touchdown.The Eagles answered back quickly, as Matt Kelly connected with Mitch Cooper on a 44-yard touchdown pass, but a missed PAT kept the Shoremen in front 7-6.The Eagles had a chance for a 40-yard field goal early in the second, but the kick was blocked – which would prove to be another huge play for the Shoremen defense. Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games. Related Topics Matt Medley The comeback began midway through the third, when Pappas found Denny Burns for a 9-yard passing touchdown to make it a 10-point game.Pappas to Burns 9 yard TD for @AvonLakeSports – don’t get the 2 – trail @avoneagles 23-13 6:55 3rd Q @NEOSportsInside @AM930WEOL @FOX8FNTD pic.twitter.com/4c2Y1rhsxd— Matt Loede (@MattLoede) November 5, 2016What followed from that point forward was a set of circumstances not many could have predicted.Avon fumbled on the ensuing kickoff, setting up the Shoremen at the Eagles’ 34-yard line.Pappas struck quickly, finding star receiver Carson Toy for a 34-yard touchdown pass to cut the deficit to three with 6:38 left in the third.The Eagles were driving near the Avon Lake 35-yard line when Kelly, the starting quarterback exited the game due to injury.Sophomore Ryan Maloy entered the game and led the Eagles into field goal range, setting up Cooper for a 43-yarder to make it 26-20, with more than 15 minutes of regulation remaining.Avon Lake’s offense continued to roll, as Tyler Nelson punched in a 2-yard rushing touchdown to give the Shoremen a 27-26 lead heading into the [email protected] takes the leadTyler Nelson 2 yard rushing td makes it 27-26 with 1:11 left in 3rd qtr pic.twitter.com/ec1VXHVwsq— Matt Medley (@MedleyHoops) November 5, 2016Avon had a chance to take the lead with 6:45 to play, but rather than kick what would have been a 37-yarder, the Eagles opted to go for it on 4th and short, and were stood up at the line of scrimmage by the Shoremen defense.HUGE STOP for @AvonLakeSports on 4th and inches. Shoremen take over up by 1. 6:45 remaining pic.twitter.com/yhKG31uZoX— Matt Medley (@MedleyHoops) November 5, 2016The Eagles got the ball back with 4:30 to play and would start at their own 30, marching methodically all the way into the red zone.Avon seemingly had the game where they wanted it with 1:03 remaining and the ball at the Shoremen 9-yard line.Rather than run the clock all the way down and kick a 25-yard field goal, Avon went for the knockout punch on 2nd and 8, but Maloy threw an interception in the end zone, hauled in by safety Andrew Butrey, which would seal the Shoremen victory.INTERCEPTION @AvonLakeSports Shoremen will eliminate Avon! pic.twitter.com/SXqx5TQaNr— Matt Medley (@MedleyHoops) November 5, 2016 Avon took control of the game, scoring 17 unanswered points to lead 23-7 with just under 11 minutes to play in the third quarter.Both touchdowns came courtesy of running back Mason McLemore.
UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has disclosed that he wants to fight Floyd Mayweather in Moscow in a fight he believes will break a world record.However, Mayweather dared the Russian, to come into his world after Nurmagomedov suggested he could follow in Conor McGregor’s footsteps and give boxing.Nurmagomedov confirmed that he has met with the Secretary-General of the Russian Boxing Federation in a bid to make the fight happen.“They are sure that we will gather 100,000 spectators,” he said.In a post on Instagram, Nurmagomedov added that bringing the fight to Russia would “set a world record for the sale of paid broadcasts”.“We want the fight to take place in Moscow at the legendary Luzhniki Arena,” said the unbeaten mixed martial artist.Mayweather a former five-weight world champion, whose record stands at 50-0, beat Connor McGregor in August 2017 in a fight that generated more than £450m in revenue and earned the 4-year-old £210m.After defeating McGregor in his return to UFC earlier this month to extend his own record to 27-0, Nurmagomedov then called out Mayweather himself.RelatedFloyd Mayweather Set For Another Unusual Comeback to the RingNovember 5, 2018In “Boxing”MMA: Nurmagomedov Chokes Out Poirier to Unify UFC Lightweight TitleSeptember 8, 2019In “Mixed Martial Arts”Khabib Nurmagomedov Visits NigeriaNovember 12, 2018In “Lifestyle”
Minister of State Joseph Harmon will today present a written statement to Cabinet on all the accusationsPresident David Granger speaking to the media on Wednesdaybeing levelled against him, when Ministers convene for a meeting, President David Granger has assured.The President, responding to questions posed by Journalists on Wednesday, said Minister Harmon already offered an oral explanation to Cabinet members on Tuesday for being in a photograph with officials of BaiShanLin.According to President Granger, the explanation given to Cabinet by Harmon related that he had to visit a number of places in China, with little time to do so.“As you know the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China was in China at that time, he had to go to three or four different cities and the Ambassador arranged the executive transport because of the distance between the cities, and the amount of time he had at his disposal. So it was arranged by the Chinese Government to enable him to travel to different cities… to conduct the business that he was there to conduct,” President Granger said, before reiterating that the trip was funded by the National Industrial and Commercial Investment Limited (NICIL).In what appears to be a move aimed at tarnishing Harmon’s political career, Kaieteur News has been publishing a series of articles about the Minister’s decision to appoint businessman Brian Tiwari as his personal Adviser on Business Development and instructions he gave to the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) to halt a seizure of several vehicles from Chinese logging company BaiShanLin. The articles were skilfully designed in a manner to portray the Minister as corrupt.
Multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban will be coming to Louisville twice this year — once to sing the National Anthem at the Kentucky Derby on May 2 and as part of his national tour at the Louisville Palace in October.Groban has announced that he will launch a Fall 2015 North American tour in support of his upcoming album Stages. The tour, produced by Live Nation, will begin on Sept. 12 in Atlanta and will include a stop in Louisville, KY at The Louisville Palace Theatre on Tuesday, October 13 at 7:30pm.THE STAGES TOUR will visit specially selected theaters around the country, giving fans accustomed to seeing Groban perform in arenas (as he did on his 2013 “In The Round” and “All that Echoes” tours) a more uniquely intimate experience. With every ticket purchased online, fans will receive a choice of either a standard physical or a standard digital Citi® cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Monday, April 20 at 10:00 a.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com.Tickets for the Louisville show go on sale to the public beginning at 10am on Friday, April 24 at www.Livenation.com, www.Ticketmaster.com, the Louisville Palace box office and all Groban will make several television appearances during release week for Stages, which is due from Reprise Records on April 28. He will appear on Good Morning America on April 28, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Live! with Kelly and Michael on April 29, and Dancing With The Stars on May 5.