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City’s emergency order unfairly targets their business

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – Gyms and workout facilities can technically reopen under the city’s new emergency order.



a store inside of a building: Gyms and workout facilities can technically reopen under the city’s new emergency order. But only for exercise outdoors.


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Gyms and workout facilities can technically reopen under the city’s new emergency order. But only for exercise outdoors.

But only for exercise outdoors.

And under the city’s new tiered framework of COVID-19 restrictions, even when gyms are able to reopen for exercise indoors they’ll continue to face capacity limitations.

That’s causing many gym owners to cry foul.

Charles Kipilii Jr., owner of Hawaii Elite MMA and Fitness, says many local gyms are going into debt and facing permanent closure.

He strongly disagrees with what the mayor has in place.

“It’s going to be hard for them to go out and look at every business because I know every business owner has a unique business, but I believe that some businesses probably can open,” he said.

“There’s probably

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Couple investing culinary, business talents in Grove City’s MrSouthernflava

ALAN FROMAN
 
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Growing up in Canton, Mississippi, Neal Newsome developed a passion for Southern cooking at an early age. 

“It’s part of the culture down there,” he said. “It’s not uncommon for families to have a barbecue every weekend.” 

Now, in partnership with his wife, Renee Glover, Newsome is bringing the flavor of the South to central Ohio. 

The couple opened MrSouthernflava on Sept. 16 at 4068 Broadway in Grove City’s Town Center.  

The restaurant offers barbecue-smoked meats, po’ boy sandwiches (a traditional item from Louisiana), burgers, side dishes and banana pudding for curbside carryout, delivery and catering. 

“Neal is the pit master,” Glover said. “Everything we do is homemade, and all the spices and barbecue sauces are homemade by him.” 

The rubs and sauces used are based on family recipes, Newsome said. 

“Our grandmother would teach us the art of cooking,” he said of his family.

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Some small businesses say city’s new reopening strategy too restrictive



a young boy riding a skateboard up the side of a road: Protesters say the city's stay-at-home order is still too restrictive and is killing small businesses.


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Protesters say the city’s stay-at-home order is still too restrictive and is killing small businesses.

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – The city is easing its COVID-19 restrictions Thursday, allowing a host of businesses to reopen. But some small business owners say the rules are still too restrictive.

“I think Hawaii is one of the most restrictive states in the union,” said James Chun, owner of the Hawaii Wedding Studio. “Obviously, it’s not fair because some people are thriving and others are drowning.”

Under the city’s plan, retailers are limited to 50% capacity. Restaurants are also limited to 50% capacity and they can’t serve groups larger than five — who all must be from the same household. Bars remain closed.

At Honolulu Hale on Wednesday, a number of business owners gathered to say the restrictions are hurting the economy and should be overturned. But legal experts

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Chapman: Why It Failed: A Detailed Look into the City’s Unsuccessful Proposal for a New Outdoor Bus Facility | Columnists

To determine the potential impact on property values, we hired SKJ Real Estate Consulting, a commercial appraiser whose clients include VDOT and the IRS. Specifically, we wanted to know how the facility would affect the Norfolk & Western Building, the most meaningful structure in our neighborhood. It determined:

1. Buildings on the block of Campbell Court sold at significantly lower values compared to similar buildings nearby. (We believe this is tied to the unchecked loitering, drinking and related problems allowed outside of the facility and not the facility itself or its customers.)

2. Polls of local real estate professionals showed large majorities believe closing Campbell Court would help surrounding property values and a relocation to Salem Avenue would hurt surrounding property values. It would, “likely be more severe to residential uses.”

3. It would be hurt by Class V Conditions, including noise, bus exhaust pollution and increased loitering.

4. The

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ATIF Holdings Limited Forms Strategic Cooperation with Shenyang City’s Wenzhou Chamber of Commerce on IPOEX Online Financial Consulting Platform

Shenzhen, China, Sept. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ATIF Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: ATIF, the “Company”), a company providing business consulting and multimedia services in Asia, announced that through its viable interest entity, Qianhai Asia Times (Shenzhen) International Finance Services Co. Ltd., on September 11 it has reached a strategic cooperation with Shenyang City’s Wenzhou Chamber of Commerce (“SYWCC”) regarding its recently launched internet financial consulting service platform IPOEX.com (“IPOEX”) to seek in-depth collaboration in order to provide relevant services for companies founded by Wenzhou businessmen in Shenyang, as well as for Wenzhou companies’ subsidiaries based in Shenyang.

Pursuant to the strategic cooperation agreement dated on September 11, 2020, SYWCC will serve as IPOEX’s valuable partner, providing a unique channel for IPOEX to attract corporate clients operating in diversified industries to register as members on the IPOEX. IPOEX will offer a variety of online and offline consulting services for clients including,

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ATIF Holdings Limited Forms Strategic Cooperation with Shenyang City’s Wenzhou Chamber of Commerce on IPOEX Online Financial Consulting Platform

SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ATIF Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: ATIF, the “Company”), a company providing business consulting and multimedia services in Asia, announced that through its viable interest entity, Qianhai Asia Times (Shenzhen) International Finance Services Co. Ltd., on September 11 it has reached a strategic cooperation with Shenyang City’s Wenzhou Chamber of Commerce (“SYWCC”) regarding its recently launched internet financial consulting service platform IPOEX.com (“IPOEX”) to seek in-depth collaboration in order to provide relevant services for companies founded by Wenzhou businessmen in Shenyang, as well as for Wenzhou companies’ subsidiaries based in Shenyang.

Pursuant to the strategic cooperation agreement dated on September 11, 2020, SYWCC will serve as IPOEX’s valuable partner, providing a unique channel for IPOEX to attract corporate clients operating in diversified industries to register as members on the IPOEX. IPOEX will offer a variety of online and

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More CCTV for city’s central business district with 10 more cameras | Western Advocate

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THE city’s CBD now has an additional 10 CCTV cameras in operation, following the completion of stage two of the CBD CCTV Project. The jointly funded project was the result of a $400,000 contribution from the Federal Government, along with $250,000 from Bathurst Regional Council with the expanded program seeing a total of 19 cameras operating throughout the city’s CBD. Federal Member for Calare and Minister for Decentralisation and Regional Education, Andrew Gee, said the additional cameras will go a long way towards increasing community safety and deterring crime and antisocial behaviour. “Our local police do an extraordinary job protecting our community. This extensive camera network, totaling 19 cameras, is a vital weapon in the prevention and detection of crime. ALSO MAKING NEWS: “Bathurst’s community safety arsenal now includes state-of-the-art security cameras – some which are 360 degrees, others 270 degrees with the remainder being

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Traffic jams possible during public safety drill enacted for 3 hours in city’s central business district tonight

City officials warned of traffic disruptions on Thursday night, due to a public safety drill taking place in Chicago’s downtown business district and Near South Side.

The drill, which had been planned “for weeks,’’ will be from 6 to 9 p.m., according to a statement from Ald. Brian Hopkins, of the 2nd Ward.

It’s not clear exactly what the drill entails or what the public should watch out for, but the statement said the focus of this exercise is to “ensure the safety and well-being of residents, workers, businesses and peaceful gatherings.”

“Critical infrastructure assets” will be staged at “various access points” and the drill will cause traffic headaches within these boundaries:

1/4 u00b7 Division Street on the North

1/4 u00b7 18th Street on the South

1/4 u00b7 Clark Street on the West

1/4 u00b7 Lake Shore Drive on the East

Access to these areas is not restricted but

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