Downtown Lafayette officials want to set up a steering committee regarding parking downtown and establish a parking benefit district. Speaking during a Wednesday morning forum on parking downtown, Anita Begnaud, CEO of the Downtown Development Authority, said downtown officials have spoken with Councilman Glenn Lazard on several occasions and are seeking input from residents and business owners to help address the issue. The forum came after a proposal last month from Lafayette Consolidated Government that would have doubled the rates and increased enforcement. “The last couple of weeks have taught us that someone needs to take the lead of making sure that parking is business- and user-friendly and a positive experience,” Begnaud said. “DDA feels like we need to be in the leadership role since we’re the closest to parking outside outside of LCG, who manages it, because we represent property owners. It’s really important to (their) success and (their) livelihood.” The proposal … [Read more...] about DDA needs to take leadership role to resolve downtown parking issue, CEO says
LONDON: One of the oldest cliches in football is that elimination from European competition can allow a team to concentrate on the league, and it is one with which Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte will be especially familiar. Conte has struggled to match his impressive domestic record with success in the Champions League, a reputation which was reinforced after Inter were knocked out in the group stage for the second time in a row under his leadership on Wednesday. Inter finished bottom of Group B following a 0-0 draw at home to Shakhtar Donetsk and will not even have the distraction of the second-string Europa League. Instead, they will be able to focus all their energy on winning Serie A for the first time since 2010, starting with their visit to Cagliari on Sunday. Inter are second in the table with 21 points, five behind leaders AC Milan, and are topscorers with 26 goals. Although it is a jaded cliche, focusing on the league could indeed be a bonus for Inter as the … [Read more...] about Football: Inter left to focus on the league after another European flop
MELBOURNE: Australia face a test of their batting depth against India with an injury cloud hanging over their top order, Steve Smith said on Thursday. Veteran opener David Warner has been ruled out of the first test in Adelaide, while his likely replacement Will Pucovski is recovering from concussion after being hit by a bouncer during a tour match. With incumbent Joe Burns also struggling for runs, Smith said Australia would find out how well their batting reserves would cope. "I think our depth is obviously going to be tested with Davey out and a few potentially new players coming in," the former captain told reporters. "It’ll test us out, no doubt, against a good Indian outfit .... They beat us out here last time and they’re a very good side. "Whoever is up there and whoever is in the team hopefully we all do our job and can have a successful summer." Although omitted from the final pink ball tour match starting in Sydney on Friday, uncapped Pucovski did not … [Read more...] about Australia faces test of batting depth amid opening queries: Smith
Vico Sotto Vico Sotto—the millennial mayor of Pasig City who has earned praise for advocating transparency in governance and taking immediate steps in the pandemic response—is among the seven The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) honorees for 2020. TOYM Class of 2020 also includes Multisys founder David Almirol, 40, (honoree for science technology and engineering); educator Edgar Elago, 35, (community development/education); Angkas cofounder George Royeca, 38, (business entrepreneurship in pioneering industries); World Bank senior disaster risk management specialist Lesley Jeanne Cordero, 40, (political and social sciences); National Institutes of Health, University of the Philippines (UP) Manila director and Telehealth Center director Raymond Francis Sarmiento, 38, (medicine); and Army Capt. Ron Villarosa Jr., 33, (community development/military service). Sotto, 31, the honoree for government service, has been credited with changing many outdated policies and seen as leading a new … [Read more...] about TOYM 2020: Pinoy millennials at their finest
“Passive income” Or in other words, investing in assets and making free money while you sleep. To the new investor, the idea itself might seem ludicrous. But to weathered tycoons, this very sentiment is the driving lifeforce behind massive oceans of wealth. Of course, there are so many investment avenues to choose from today – from more traditional routes like Property REITs and Stock Market Indexes to the more recent headturners like Bitcoin and Tesla. But the question remains. Which has yielded the best returns thus far? In today’s article, we take a look at how much you would have made if you had invested $10,000 in any one of these asset classes 2 years ago. Singapore REITs As we all know, $10,000 isn’t close enough to getting you a toilet in Singaporean Real Estate (let alone an entire unit). Thankfully for those of us with smaller capitals, REITs (or Real Estate Investment Trusts) do exist. They are essentially a portfolio of property that large corporations … [Read more...] about If you invested $10k in Bitcoin, Tesla or the ‘best’ Singapore REIT 2 years ago, what would that be today?