Binghamton planning board gives the green light for Number 5 redevelopment

first_imgPritchard says the project will cost more than $6 million and is expected to break ground this spring. Following months of planning, property developers got approved to eventually turn the Number 5 restaurant and parcel of land into a brand new development. Pritchard says it won’t be a traditional convenience store and that they are trying to get a couple of banks to agree to being a part of the development. “We’re not just shutting the doors to Number 5,” said McCoy. “It’ll ultimately close at probably the end of May. We don’t really know yet.” BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Number 5 has been sitting at 33 S. Washington St. for more than 40 years and, as of Monday evening, it is set to see a big change. Meanwhile, owner of Number 5, Jim McCoy says he’s looking forward to change and that his restaurant is not closing right away.center_img McCoy added that he is merging Number 5 with his other restaurant, Lampy’s, in Endicott and calling it “McCoy’s Chop House.” He says the menu will be an overall combination of the two restaurants. “People can expect a Number 5 commons. That’s what our goal is, so that people can come and have multiple functions to go to, whether it’s the bank, the convenience store, places they can utilize,” said Pritchard. Property developer, Brett Pritchard, says it will be a Mirabito gas station and convenience store in the main parking lot area with retail in the Number 5 building as well as the former La Tazza coffee shop, which was damaged from the 2011 flood. After asking about the latest updates on the project planned from the previous meeting, Binghamton Planning Commission approved the resolution to turn the restaurant into a convenience store, gas station, and retail development.last_img read more

Singapore Remains World’s Top Shipping Center

first_imgSingapore has topped the 2019 Xinhua-Baltic International Shipping Centre Development (ISCD) Index for the sixth year running, the Baltic Exchange said.The index provides an independent ranking of the performance of the world’s largest cities that offer port and shipping business services.Based on objective factors including port throughput and facilities, depth and breadth of professional maritime support services, as well as general business environment, the report is a collaboration between the Chinese state news agency, Xinhua, and international freight benchmark provider, the Baltic Exchange.In the six years since this report has been published, there has been a general rise in the performance of Asian and Middle Eastern locations. The first report in 2014 included three European locations in the top five — in 2019 only London remains.The top five international shipping centers in 2019 are Singapore, Hong Kong, London, Shanghai and Dubai.“Singapore commands a strategic position as a maritime hub in the regional and global arena. The maritime industry is, and will remain, a big contributor to Singapore’s economy and it is therefore important that we continue to innovate and invest in this sector to achieve long-term success,” Lu Su Ling, Head of Baltic Exchange Asia, commented.Based on the evaluation scores, Singapore shows strength in ship management and shipbroking services, while Hong Kong is benefiting from China’s Belt and Road Initiative and economic opportunities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area.London’s first-class services in shipbroking, legal and shipping finance were highlighted. As important cities in emerging economies, Shanghai and Dubai are catching up with London in their level of shipping development and were ranked fourth and fifth respectively.Among the top ten international shipping centers in 2019 are also Rotterdam, Hamburg, New York – New Jersey, Houston and Athens.last_img read more

Ex-Eagles midfielder welcomes CAF decision to postpone 2021 AFCON

first_img The CAF Executive Committee reached an agreement to push the tournament forward by twelve months on Tuesday, no thanks to the ongoing global pandemic which has left various sporting activities around the world crippled. The African football governing body however believed it will be wise to shift the prestigious championship along with African Women Championship and other tournaments by another twelve months, to allow teams and countries to recover from the negative effects of the pandemic. Adepoju who won the tournament in 1994 with Nigeria, has now praised the development, he believes shifting the tournament to 2022 is the best decision from the Ahmad Ahmad led Excos. “I was wondering about d kind of magic CAF would perform to host 2021 AFCON, but with this postponement, there is more time for effective planning for the hosts, while countries would have enough time prepare. And by then, players would really be in their best shape. Good decision from CAF.” He said.Advertisement Former Nigerian international, Mutiu Adepoju, has applauded the decision of the Confederations of African Football to postpone the 2021 African Cup of Nations earlier scheduled to be hosted by Cameroon. Loading…center_img Meanwhile, CAF also confirmed that the maiden edition of Africa Women’s Champions League will begin next year. In the same vein,Cameroonian journalist, Williams Tchango has revealed that the postponement of the 2021 Africa cup of nations by CAF from January 2021 to January 2022 is a blessing in disguise for the host nation who is actually far behind schedule in terms of preparations. read also:Thun, Laussane eye Super Eagles prospect Tchango told that the latest inspection of facilities by the Cameroon Sports minister few days ago in Garoua was unsatisfactory and the minister was livid with the slow pace of work at the stadium project in the city. He added that a lot more work needs to be done for Cameroon to be ready for the AFCON and the postponement will serve Cameroon well in this regard. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

The Pistons are 10-3, and might be the surprise of the NBA

first_img“I know that we’re playing as a team right now,” Detroit’s Luke Kennard said. “We’re really locked in. We’re really playing together and we play hard. When you have a team that does that together, you win.”Now comes the test.Starting Wednesday, the Pistons play five of their next six games on the road — visiting Milwaukee, Indiana and Minnesota before returning home to face Cleveland, then heading right back out for a trip to Oklahoma City and Boston.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneAfter topping Miami to finish off a 5-0 homestand Sunday, Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy made no effort to hide how pleased he is right now.“We did a great job here, and now you just move on to the next challenge,” Van Gundy said. “Now nine of 11 on the road, the next three games on the road against teams you beat at home so you know they want back at you. The challenges just keep mounting, but you put wins in the bank.” Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson “He plays now to destroy you,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich told reporters last week before Antetokounmpo scored 28 in Milwaukee’s road win over San Antonio. “In the beginning he was pretty darn good and he would do this and he would do that. But now he knows he can do it to you every time. He’s for real.”Antetokounmpo turns 23 on Dec. 6. The only other players in the last 50 years with 5,000 points, 2,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists before celebrating their 23rd birthdays — Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady, and future Hall of Famer LeBron James.ANNIVERSARIESA couple of significant milestone dates are nearing.Sunday marks the 13th anniversary since the so-called “Malice at The Palace,” the infamous brawl involving Indiana and Detroit after Metta World Peace (then Ron Artest) went into the stands after a fan hit him with a drink. The aftermath included nine players being suspended, and security in NBA arenas has been different ever since.And Tuesday is the 16th anniversary of the first call-up from what is now called the NBA G League — the Denver Nuggets brought eventual NBA champion Chris Andersen up from the Fayetteville Patriots, a move that paved the way for hundreds of players to truly view the development league as a springboard to the NBA.THE WEEK AHEADSome games to keep an eye on over the coming days:— Philadelphia at L.A. Lakers, Wednesday: Ben Simmons and Lonzo Ball, a matchup of future NBA assist leaders.— Golden State at Boston, Thursday: An NBA Finals preview? The road team has won five straight in this series. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Reggie Jackson of the Detroit Pistons reacts reacts to a call late in the game next to Luke Babbitt #8 of the Atlanta Hawks at Little Caesars Arena on November 10, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 111-104. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPThe Detroit Pistons are heading on the road for a few days, so maybe someone will see them play.They’ve certainly been worth watching.Detroit’s 10-3 start, good for No. 2 in the Eastern Conference standings, is one of the biggest good surprises in the NBA through the season’s first month. The Pistons already have a road win at Golden State, swept a five-game homestand — possibly to the delight of all those unoccupied red seats at Little Caesars Arena, more on that in a moment — and are off to their best start in 12 years.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny No resolution: PBA Board leaves LA with league’s fate hanging MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Maybe at some point, there will be fans in the seats.The brand-new Detroit arena has a listed capacity for basketball at 20,491, which was the announced crowd for opening night. In seven games since, the Pistons have announced crowds between 13,709 and 17,683 — and those numbers may be generous, given how empty the building looks on television. Officially, Detroit sold 76 percent of its tickets in those seven games.GIANNIS WATCHTechnically, no foreign player has ever won an NBA scoring title. Dominique Wilkins has one and he was born in Paris, but only because his father was in the U.S. Air Force.Giannis Antetokounmpo may change that in a few months. And if not this season, then probably soon enough.The Milwaukee star who hails from Greece went into this week averaging just over 31 points per game and leading the league in that department. He was the Most Improved Player last season and don’t be surprised if he gets more votes for that trophy this season — along with MVP ballots as well.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson — Oklahoma City at San Antonio, Friday: Russell Westbrook has triple-doubles in his last two games vs. the Spurs.— Houston at Memphis, Saturday: The Rockets’ wide-open offense goes up against the Grizzlies’ airtight defense.— Washington at Toronto, Sunday: John Wall vs. Kyle Lowry might get overlooked on an NFL Sunday, but shouldn’t.STAT LINE OF THE WEEKPaul George, Oklahoma City: His 37-point, eight-rebound, five-assist game against Dallas on Sunday wasn’t even his best game of the week (he had 42, 9 and 7 two nights earlier against the Clippers). But the Sunday game gets the nod since it came on Russell Westbrook’s birthday and when asked what he got his teammate, George said “I got him 37.” Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more