Montego Bay United FC (MBU) will face sanctions for their absence from yesterday’s Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) weekly press conference at Red Stripe Hospitality Lounge, Spanish Town Road. The finalists, Portmore United FC and MBU, were invited, but only Portmore’s representatives turned up. Chairman of MBU Orville Powell is holding firm that his club will not contest Sunday’s final if the Professional Football Association of Jamaica (PFAJ) continues to insist that the game will kick-off at 4 p.m. “We continue to protest. We are protesting. They (the PFAJ) continue to disrespect people. We are also stakeholders as clubs. I will not take the field on Sunday at 4 p.m. If they don’t compromise, we won’t compromise,” Powell told The Gleaner when contacted yesterday morning. General manager of the Premier League Clubs’ Association (PLCA) Andrew Price said yesterday that MBU would be sanctioned for not attending the weekly press conference. “This is a part of the rules and regulations of the body … so if a club is not here, they will be sanctioned,” Price said during the press conference. The PFAJ is responsible for taking decisions on match dates and kick-off times. The RSPL final will be aired live on TVJ and SportsMax. It will also be on CNTV in America and Canada.
This will likely be Canada’s least-covered federal election in history, at least on a local level. The race to be Prime Minister will receive no shortage of analysis, but in the midst of vanishing local news outlets, what happens to the other 338 other races? What kind of coverage can local news outlets afford to take on this fall? And when they run out of reporters, or money, what stories are the first to go? What replaces them? What options do voters have for in-depth local analysis? And, of course, how will savvy political campaigns take advantage of the situation?GUEST: April Lindgren, head of the Local News Research Project, professor of journalism at Ryerson UniversityAudio Playerhttp://radio.pmd.rogersdigitalmedia.com/podcasts/thebigstory/tbs_05132019.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.You can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on iTunes or Google Play.You can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca.
Last updated on May 15th, 2019 at 04:49 pmAn affiliate of the Chicago-based development firm that is attempting to evict the downtown Milwaukee Post Office has purchased The Tannery, a multi-building office complex in Walker’s Point, for $25.4 million.Timbers Building at The Tannery complex in Walker’s Point.MKE Atlas Timbers LLC, which is registered to R2 Companies purchased the six-building complex from an affiliate of Madison-based Sara Investment Real Estate, according to state records. Sara Investment Real Estate has owned the Tannery since November 2014. The company paid $16.75 million for the complex.The approximately 250,000-square-foot deal includes the Trade Center, Timbers, Atlas, Great Lakes Distillery buildings, and abundant surface parking. Improvements are planned for all common areas, restrooms and lobbies in addition to adding amenities such as a bike room, tenant lounge, fitness center, and outdoor patio, said Max Meyers, principal and Chief Investment Officer of R2 Companies.“We plan to turn the Tannery into the premier creative office campus in Milwaukee,” Meyer said. “We plan to work with local retail operators to bring coffee and food service to the complex to compliment the incredibly successful Great Lakes Distillery which has been at the Tannery for many years. We believe that Walker’s Point offers the best mix of character retail, market leading hospitality and affordable housing stock which are the pillars of a great creative office market.”The Tannery complex in Walker’s Point.R2 Companies owns more than 4 million square feet of creative office across the Midwest, Meyers said.In Milwaukee, R2 has owned the 1.1 million-square-foot, four-story downtown Milwaukee post office building at 341 W. St. Paul Ave. since October 2015. In August, R2 announced it had filed an eviction notice against the United States Postal Service.The case is pending in federal court.R2 was also one of the non-named buyers in the ASQ Center in downtown Milwaukee in July, partnering with Minneapolis-based Hempel Cos. on the $19.9 million purchase. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribe