LRA Hopes to Select Winning Bid for New York Depot Property Soon

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Seneca County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) is nearing its selection of a buyer for 7,000 acres of undeveloped land at the former Seneca Army Depot in New York’s Finger Lakes District.A nine-member working group consisting of members of the IDA and the county Board of Supervisors is considering 16 bids covering a range of end uses that were submitted prior to a February deadline.“It’s getting closer,” Steve Brusso, chairman of the Depot Bid Review Workgroup, said last week before the panel began to meet in executive session. “If all goes well, we could have a decision in June.”Only one bidder’s identity has become public as the IDA has decided to deliberate behind closed doors. On Tuesday, the Fingers Lakes Times reported that its request for a list of bidders and bid amounts was denied by the agency.An IDA spokeswoman told the paper that revealing the names of the bidders could harm the integrity of the selection process.“For example, simply releasing the names of the bidders would give interested parties, particularly the other bidders, the ability to discern the relative viability of the bids and, as such, undermine the agency’s negotiating position,” Kelly Kline told the paper.The one publicly announced bid is a partnership between a conservation group and the town of Varick seeking to preserve the depot’s herd of rare white deer. That proposal calls for converting the property into an ecotourism center focused on wildlife conservation.The IDA decided to sell the remaining acreage at the depot, which was shuttered in 2000, now that the Army’s caretaker responsibilities are winding down. The agency does not have the resources to adequately keep and maintain the property, and wants to return it to the tax rolls to increase the county’s tax base and provide an economic asset to the region.last_img read more

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Delhi best for metro commuters Chandigarh happiest city to live in Survey

first_imgIn a survey carried out across 16 cities, covering 2424 responders, it was found that Delhi is the happiest metro in the country. LG Life’s Good Happiness Study, trying to quantify happiness through an index, has ranked Chandigarh as India’s ‘Happiest City’ while Delhi came out third. Chandigarh which tops the list has a Happiness Index of 190, followed by Lucknow at 157, while Delhi ranked at number 3, with an Happiness Index of 149, is the happiest metro, followed by Chennai at number 4 overall, with an Happiness Index of 131. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The LG Life’s Good Happiness Study, which deconstructs the happiness lifecycle of Indians into five key drivers of happiness, viz., the 4Ps –Passion, Purpose, Pleasure, Pursuit, and their Context; was unveiled in national capital.Unveiling the study, Soon Kwon, Managing Director, LG India said: “The LG Life’s Good Happiness Study is a manifestation of our brand philosophy to make our consumers’ lives happy. My heartfelt congratulations to Chandigarh on winning the title of being India’s happiest city and Delhi for being the happiest metro. The findings of the study will help bring us closer to our customers and enable us to  play an important role in their pursuit of happiness!” Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe Top 5 happiest cities – Chandigarh, Lucknow, Delhi, Chennai and Bengaluru — all share the same broad themes as the sources of their happiness. The people of these cities are broadly happy with the amount of time they get to spend with family and the quality of relationship they share with friends and family. They are also happy with the kind of control they have over their lives and doing what they want and taking decisions for themselves. Chandigarh, reflecting its ‘if-you-want-it-then–do-it’ ethos, ranks highest on the Pleasure and  Passion domains with Happiness Index (HI) scores of 204 each, driven by factors like being able to do things for themselves (HI 231), and the time they have for themselves (HI 224). Being most happy about their physical appearance being their top ranked factor (HI 249) resulting in a higher ranking (HI 202) Purpose domain.Similarly, Lucknow, the city of Nawabs and  India’s heritage capital, rides on quality of relationships (HI 280) and  time spent with family and  friends (HI 284), and the support received from them (HI 270) for its high Happiness Index Scores on Passion (263) and Pleasure (202). Delhi, the happiest Metro, in contrast, is more individualistic in its joys – here, they enjoy having time for themselves (HI 193) and recognition for their work (HI 168) resulting in their high scores on the Pleasure and  Purpose Happiness Indies Scores of 164 and  150 respectively.Apart from relationships, Chennai is most happy along with access to new technology (HI 168) and being prepared for emergencies (HI 158) this revealing its dual state of a conservative core, coupled with a modern and technology-friendly ethos. Bengaluru citizens seem to be most in control of their lives and uniquely happy about their ability to fulfill all their needs and desires (HI 137), reflecting in its high ranking (HI 121) in the ‘Pleasure’ domain.The survey also found that Guwahati is the least happy. Amongst the metros, people in Delhi are the happiest while those in Mumbai are the least happy.last_img read more

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Food and hotel industry converge at AAHAR 2017

first_imgSouth Asia’s largest food and hospitality show AAHAR, now in its 32nd edition, will run from March 7–11 at Pragati Maidan. Aahar has become a well known and globally acclaimed brand over the years. The show is organised by India Trade Promotion Organisation with the active support of Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India and the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), along with leading trade associations. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAAHAR 2017 will be inaugurated by the Hon’ble Minister for Food Processing Industries, Government of India, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, today at 10am. For the first time, three foreign Ministers will grace the occasion of the inaugural ceremony. These include: HE Lawrence MacAulay, Canadian Federal Agriculture Minister, HE Edgar Vasquez, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Trade, Government of Peru, and HE Ewa Lech, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Republic of Poland. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveOver 900 exhibitors are taking part in the fair covering an area of 60000 sq mtrs (Approx.), spread over 14 halls. Aahar has a significant foreign participation. As many as 72 foreign companies are participating in the fair – includeing USA, China, Canada, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, Poland, Turkey, Bulgaria, Spain, Oman, Korea, Sweden, Thailand, UAE, Peru and Lebanon. ITPO has made a special provision in Aahar for promoting ‘New and Young Entrepreneurs’ by offering them space at 50 per cent of the normal tariff. The focus on new and young entrepreneurs will invigorate the youth to set up fresh innovative businesses. Around 60,000 trade visitors are expected to visit the fair. Around 300 renowned Chefs will participate in the Culinary Art Competition with live demonstrations.ITPO has begun work on its ambitious project of the redevelopment of Pragati Maidan as a world class Integrated Exhibition- cum-Convention Centre (IECC), to cater to the growing needs of the global exhibition and convention fraternity. AAHAR is a B2B show. Visiting hours are 10 am – 6 pm on all days. Visitor registration is required at site or online on the Mobile App.last_img read more

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Far Out RadiationBlocking Underwear Also Protect Mens Fertility

first_imgMay 12, 2014 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 3 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Nowcenter_img Bad news, guys. All those shiny, electronic gadgets you hold near and dear — often in your lap while sitting — are doing serious damage to something important you’ll need in order to procreate: your sperm.Without getting too health education-y, research shows that the dangerous Radio Frequency radiation and Wi-Fi oozing from laptops and other gadgets “positioned near the male reproductive organs” can turn some 25 percent of sperm into sluggish, stationary microscopic loafs that can’t and won’t do their only job — swim.Equally depressing is that lap-situated laptops (they don’t call them laptops for nothing) can even warp your sperm’s DNA. If that’s not bad enough, the risks to your overall sperm quality that smartphones stashed in pants pockets can wreak are just as awful.While this news is pretty stark, men will probably continue using their electronics as usual. Thankfully, one inventor thinks he has a solution: Wireless Armour boxer briefs.These electromagnetic radiation-deflecting cotton undergarments are lined with silver meshing (which we hope isn’t scratchy) that essentially creates a Faraday cage that is said to shield your nether regions from at least 99.99 percent of “the entire range of radiation emitted by wireless devices, from voice and texts, through to 4G and Wi-Fi.” Bonus: These snug, durable skivvies are antimicrobial to keep you, er, smelling “fresher for longer.”British physics teacher Joseph Perkins, 26, invented Wireless Armour underwear after he discovered that his laptop, tablet and phone were exposing his “essentials” to significant amounts of radiation, as he sedately explains in a video to go along with his Indiegogo campaign to mass produce the protective knickers. At press time, the crowdfunding effort had raised about $15,000 toward its $50,500 goal. There are still 20 days left to chip in, if you’re so moved to do so.Also supposedly made from breathable jersey fabric, Wireless Armour come in four different basic styles, three sizes and in blue or black. But it’s not really about how they look. It’s about what they do — protect your most valuable assets.These high-tech undergarments don’t come six to a package. Each pair costs about $60. But if preserving your fertility is a priority for you, they might be worth it.What crazy apps and gadgets have you come across lately? Let us know by emailing us at [email protected] or by telling us in the comments below. Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

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