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Aby Rosen’s Gramercy Park Hotel faces eviction

first_imgShare via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink TagsAby Rosengramercy parkGramercy Park HotelHotelsRFR Realty The Gramercy Park Hotel at  2 Lexington Avenue and Aby Rosen of RFR Holding (Getty; Google Maps)The latest visit paid to the Gramercy Park Hotel was from the debt collector.Aby Rosen’s RFR Holding, which owns the swanky hotel, is behind on $900,000 in ground lease payments, according to Artnet. A notice on the hotel’s door states that if Rosen does not pay by Dec. 28, his hotel could face eviction.Rosen only owns the hotel, which before the pandemic was a go-to spot for art and fashion events. The estate of Sol Goldman owns the land underneath, which Rosen pays $5.3 million per year to lease.Read moreAby Rosen is bringing back the Chrysler Building’s observation deckAby Rosen buys Midtown office building for $350MAby Rosen, Michael Fuchs back new retail brokerage The notice is signed by Louisa Little, an administrator at Solil Management, the company that represents Sol Goldman’s estate. Goldman was one of Manhattan’s largest landlords and at one period owned nearly 1,900 separate parcels, according to ArtNet.Rosen bought the hotel with longtime friend hotelier Ian Schrager in 2003. The two redeveloped the property, and Rosen took full ownership in 2010.The hotel had closed its doors to guests at the onset of the pandemic, but Rosen recently said he offered his employees who live in the suburbs the opportunity to stay there to avoid commuting to the office.“I told everybody, ‘Guys, you want to stay Tuesday night or Wednesday? Be my guest. Breakfast is at 9. Then show up at the office when you feel like it,’ ” Rosen told Bloomberg News.Hotels have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic. About 80 percent of hotel properties tied to the commercial mortgage-backed securities market are showing signs of distress, according to recent figures from Trepp.[Artnet]  — Keith Larsenlast_img read more

Industry big hitters launch ‘Coronavirus bible’ for property sales and lettings

first_imgEstate agents, removers, conveyancers, lenders, consumer organisations, energy assessors and surveyors have joined forces to create the ultimate Coronavirus guide for the property industry.The Residential Property Surveyors Association (RPSA) guide sets out step by step how home moves can take place while still fully complying with social distancing measures and Public Health guidance.Advice includes how agents should behave, deal with clients and do ID checks, and also recommends that customers should only visit branches by appointment, and that video viewings should be given greater importance.It also tells agents how to check the COVID-19 status of occupants, and states that ideally one professional and two adults at most should take part in physical viewings, and that these should happen outside commuter rush hours.ViewingsThe guidance will also help industry professionals and firms advise clients and/or occupiers on how to prepare for viewings, and has been backed by RICS.In accordance with public health guidance it advises high risk category clients and occupiers not to be present at viewings wherever possible.Alan Milstein, Chairman of the RPSA, says: “This unparalleled cooperation by all those involved in helping consumers move home will ensure that the market can become operational as quickly as possible, and with the safety of all concerned, both professionals and movers, as the paramount concern.Kate Faulkner (left) Chair of the Home Buying & Selling Group, says: “The re-opening of the property market is incredibly important for those currently stuck in properties which are no longer suitable for them.“But both property professionals and consumers need to make sure they adhere to these new guidelines so everyone can move safely.” Residental Property Surveyors Association RPSA kate faulkner Alan Milstein May 14, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » COVID-19 news » Industry big hitters launch ‘Coronavirus bible’ for property sales and lettings previous nextRegulation & LawIndustry big hitters launch ‘Coronavirus bible’ for property sales and lettingsUnsure of how to run your business safely now that the property market has been re-opened? Then a new comprehensive guide for everyone involved in the property selling and letting process has been published.Sheila Manchester14th May 202001,816 Viewslast_img read more

US Navy nanosatellite launch delayed for further inspections

first_img View post tag: US Navy View post tag: MUOS View post tag: ICE-Cap Photo: Illustration: US Air Force file photo of a Falcon 9 launch View post tag: Falcon 9center_img Share this article View post tag: SpaceX The launch of a US Navy nanosatellite designed to extend the range of ultra-high frequency (UHF) communications into the polar regions was delayed, SpaceX has confirmed.The launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., was scheduled for November 19 and was also significant for SpaceX as one of its Falcon 9 rocket cores was set to be used for a record-breaking third mission.SpaceX said the launch of Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express was delayed to conduct additional pre-flight inspections, adding that a new launch date would be confirmed once the inspections were completed.The Integrated Communications Extension Capability (ICE-Cap) payload, a 3U nanosatellite similar in size to a loaf of bread, will be commercially launched as part of the SSO-A mission on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with more than 70 other satellites. In addition to the ICE-Cap satellite, the mission will launch three other Navy projects. These even-smaller 1U nanosatellites measure only 10 centimeters per side.ICE-Cap will demonstrate the ability of low-Earth orbit satellites to extend the geographic coverage of the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) and legacy UHF Follow-On (UFO) satellite constellations to the polar regions.MUOS gives mobile forces cell-phone-like capabilities via the Wideband Code Division Multiple Access, or WCDMA, waveform while also supporting the legacy UHF currently provided by the UFO satellites. Currently, four MUOS satellites with one on-orbit spare make up the constellation, providing UHF coverage between 65 degrees north and 65 degrees south latitude. The ICE-Cap satellite will act as a relay to the existing MUOS constellation and, based on its orbit, extend communications into the polar regions for mobile forces.“This is a force multiplier,” said Capt. Chris DeSena, program manager, Navy Communications Satellite Program Office at PEO Space Systems. “We are delivering warfighting capability that naval forces and their partners need to compete, deter and win. The Arctic portion of maritime domain is becoming more active and important, and MUOS and ICE-Cap help ensure we have advantages in any challenges we might face there.”The smaller Navy-built satellites will serve as calibration targets and technology demonstrations to improve tracking of small objects in space. These satellites will host different combinations of radio frequency reflectors that reflect radar for improved space object tracking and optical reflectors that reflect lasers for precise measurement of satellite altitude.A traditional satellite often has an eight- to 10-year design cycle and is expected to remain on orbit for 15 to 20 years. A nanosatellite, by comparison, has a 12- to 18-month design cycle and an expected lifespan of about three years. These shortened timelines allow for constant technology insertion. The Navy satellites on the SSO-A mission have taken advantage of these advances and are a pathfinder for future navy space efforts.last_img read more

No Offence magazine to relaunch online

first_imgNo Offence, the controversial magazine which was banned at Oxford University’s Freshers’ Fair last year, will be relaunching online and is taking submissions until mid-November, it was announced today.In a post on the Facebook group Open Oxford and in a separate event page, Jacob Williams announced that this new edition was to be a global magazine, drawing submissions from all over the world, not just Oxford. The post also acknowledged that the previous magazine was criticised by many, and claims that the new issue will not seek to offend anyone for its own sake.The premise of the magazine, as described in the public post, is that, “The only way to win the argument [over the extent of freedom of speech] is to exercise the right to free expression, and shift the debate to the actual issues that some people want to stop us discussing.”The first edition of the magazine, which was initially planned to be distributed at last year’s Freshers’ Fair, was banned by OUSU. According to an OUSU statement, the 2015 magazine contained “a graphic description of an abortion, the use of an ableist slur, a celebration of colonialism, and a transphobic article”.Jacob Williams commented to Cherwell, “With the debate about free speech in academia having reached parliament recently, No Offence is more topical then ever. No one should be offended by a well-reasoned argument or a sincere conviction. If you’ve ever felt stifled and unable to speak your mind, we urge you to come and write for us. Find our Facebook page and get in touch!”last_img read more

Remains of body found in river sent for DNA testing

first_img Twitter It will be some time before we will know if a body pulled from the St. Joseph River in South Bend can be identified. The coroner’s office says that they body pulled on May 28th may have been in the water for more than a week.There was no identification and they were not able to get fingerprints. They also did not find any identifying features. ABC 57 News reports it could be a male in his mid- 40’s and that no trauma was found but foul play hasn’t been ruled out.Bones have been sent for DNA Analysis. Google+ Remains of body found in river sent for DNA testing WhatsApp Google+ IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Twitter By Carl Stutsman – June 3, 2020 0 343 Previous articleSearch continues for missing swimmer in Starke CountyNext articleDriver killed in fiery early morning crash in Osceola Carl Stutsman Pinterest Pinterestlast_img read more

Press release: Visit of Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia to usher in new era in bilateral relations

first_imgBuilding on the Prime Minister’s visit to Saudi Arabia last autumn, the visit will usher in a new era in bilateral relations focused on a partnership that delivers wide-ranging benefits for both the United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We will also enhance our co-operation in tackling international challenges such as terrorism, extremism, the conflict and humanitarian crisis in Yemen and other regional issues such as Iraq and Syria.This will be the Crown Prince’s first visit to the UK since his appointment in June 2017 and since Saudi Arabia embarked on a major programme of domestic reforms. These include lifting the ban on women driving from June this year, opening up attendance at major sporting events to women and allowing cinemas to operate in the country.Saudi Arabia has also set out a roadmap – Vision 2030 – to catalyse and open up the country’s economy over the next 15 years, which will provide opportunities for British businesses to help support delivery in areas such as education, entertainment and healthcare where they have world-class expertise.The roadmap includes plans to become a global investment powerhouse with a more diversified economy and the visit will provide an opportunity to explore ways in which Saudi Arabia can, working with the City of London, achieve this goal and build on its investment here in the UK in sectors such as infrastructure.During the visit, the Crown Prince will have a bilateral with the Prime Minister and meetings with other Cabinet Ministers.Speaking ahead of the visit, the Prime Minister said: The partnership between the UK and Saudi Arabia already helps make both of our countries safer through intelligence-sharing which has saved British lives, and more prosperous, with thousands of jobs created in the UK and substantial opportunities for British companies in Saudi Arabia. The visit of the Crown Prince will establish the platform for that relationship to become even stronger. Saudi Arabia is changing. We have seen recent decisions to allow women to drive from June this year, a target for women to make up one third of the Saudi workforce by 2030, and a move to develop sectors such as health, education, infrastructure, recreation and tourism. These are all sectors where the UK leads the world and where there are new opportunities to work together. Our strong relationship with Saudi Arabia enables us to talk frankly and constructively about issues where we both have concerns, such as regional security and the conflict and humanitarian situation in Yemen. Our vision for Global Britain is that of an outward-looking country strengthening our relationships around the world and standing up for our values, not turning in on ourselves and refusing to engage. And the Crown Prince’s visit will be an opportunity to do just that for the benefit of people here at home and in Saudi Arabia. Further details of the visit will be made available in due course.last_img read more

moe. Serves Up A Glorious Musical Sandwich In Portland Barn Burner [Watch]

first_imgmoe.‘s barnstorming trip up the west coast stopped into Portland, OR last Friday, April 14th, for two sets of tunes that had the sold out Wonder Ballroom jamming the night away. It’s been a few years since moe. visited, outside of a quick radio promotion last year, and the people of the City Of Roses were lined up outside the venue for their return. The pent up need to see their favorite band had moe.rons buzzing in excitement over the jams to come. Adding to the excitement for the visit was the beloved Chris Robinson Brotherhood, who opened up the show and rocked the early arrivers.It didn’t take long for the band to deliver the first special moe.ment of the show, as the segue way from “Big World” into “Ricky Marten” was received with a rousing cheer as the floor dissolved into a full on dance party. The anthemic “Billy Goat” had fans belting out the battle cry chorus and head-banging to the aggressive jams. Closing out the set, the band delivered one of the stranger combinations of the West Coast run, following the classic “Spine Of A Dog” into “Buster” combination by playing into the much slower and down tempo “Cathedral.” While not something fans were ready for, it served as a perfect cool down to end the first musical stanza.Check out “Billy Goat” from the side of the stage in the video below:After a short break, moe. returned to the stage and unleashed a spacey, expansive take on the Al Schnier penned “Silver Sun.” The floating guitar notes descended into feedback howls while the rhythm provided the appropriate backdrops for each section. To anchor the second set, moe. served fans a 50 plus minute musical sandwich, with “The Road” serving as bookends to a wide spanning jam that took delirious fans all the way down to a dark, free wheeling version of “The Pit,” before visiting with one of the band’s most beloved characters, “Timmy Tucker.” Percussionist Jim Loughlin displayed his continuing evolution in the band, his intensive xylophone and vibraphone runs giving the music a bouncy, jazz-y dimension.Check out “Silver Sun” from the side of the stage below:The aforementioned Schnier, fellow guitarist Chuck Garvey and bassist Rob Derhak were demonstrably enjoying the evening. None of their amazing work would have possible without the nuclear clock precision of drummer Vinnie Amico, who, while shunning the spotlight, proves himself to be the most important person onstage with an unassuming grace that is always about doing the job for the job’s sake.Closing out the second set with the crowd favorite sing-a-long “Wind It Up” was a smart move on the band’s part, as it provided a vigorous, rallying point for the crowd to get behind. The two song encore of “Stranger Than Fiction” and “Downward Facing Dog” gave the capacity crowd a last chance to build and release through the massive waves of sonic force that moe. was laying down, and shake the floor once more. As the last notes rang out and the crowd begged for more to no avail, it was clear to everyone that the band should visit this corner of the country far more often.Setlist: moe. at the Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR – 4/15/16Set I: Big World > Ricky Marten > Billy Goat, Do Or Die, Spine Of A Dog > Buster> CathedralSet II: Silver Sun, The Road> Tubing The River Styx> The Pit> Timmy Tucker > The Road, Wind It UpEnc: Stranger Than Fiction, Downward Facing DogThe Chris Robinson Brotherhood started the night off right with a well received set of high energy southern blues-rock. Robinson and guitarist Neal Casal brought the guitar drawl out in a rocking manner, evoking but not aping past masters with energy and aplomb. Though the former Black Crowes frontman says that band is gone for good, the good will he created with that band has surely not faded, as “Hard To Handle” got long time fans up in arms and spirits from the very first note. “Narcissus Soaking Wet” showed a more rigid structure that worked well against the looser material that preceded it, and the fiery closer “Shore Power” gave the audience a satisfying finale to the first musical salvo fired from the stage that night.last_img read more

This New Turntable Can Be Controlled With Your Smartphone

first_imgIf you love listening to vinyl, then get ready to boost that pastime into the 21st Century with LOVE, the world’s first intelligent turntable. LOVE Turntable has created what they claim to be the first “Smart” turntable, with a traditional stylus controlled by a digital receiver. With an easy-to-use app, you can control your vinyl playing through a Wireless or Bluetooth connection!The technology seems to combine the best of the old and new, with a traditional stylus that can be operated from the convenience of your phone. Take a look at a short demonstration video, below.You can even use the app to navigate between tracks on the record, as the turntable scans the vinyl to identify track breaks and more. Seems pretty cool to us! You can find the Kickstarter campaign to pre-order the LOVE, here.last_img read more

Laura Farwell Blake receives national award

first_imgLaura Farwell Blake, head of Services for Academic Programs at Harvard University’s Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library, has been named one of 10 librarians recognized for service to her community as a winner of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award.Farwell Blake is noted for her “genuine excitement about matching students with techniques of learning and modes of research” by her nominator and is said to be “routinely described to prospective graduate students as being the number one reason to attend Harvard for an English Ph.D.”Each of the 10 award winners receives a $5,000 cash award and will be honored at a ceremony and reception in New York, hosted by The New York Times, on Dec. 9.More information about the award recipients is available atthe I Love My Librarian Award Web page. Nominations were open to librarians working in public, school, college, community college and university libraries.“Libraries are among those cherished institutions that are most representative of our open society,” said Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation of New York. “We must, therefore, acknowledge that libraries—and hence, librarians—are indispensable to the strength and vitality of our nation and our democracy. We celebrate them as our link to the past, our partner in navigating the present, and our guide to the future.”“We are delighted to once again join Carnegie Corporation of New York and the American Library Association in honoring librarians from across the country,” said Janet L. Robinson, president and chief executive officer of The New York Times Company. “The New York Times is proud of its commitment to education and is thrilled to pay tribute to these ten men and women who play such a vital role in the intellectual health of their communities and in our society as a whole.”“We are thrilled to honor the 10 winners of this award for their excellence and as a tribute to the significant impact that libraries and librarians have on the lives of people in their communities every day,” said Roberta Stevens, president of the American Library Association (ALA).last_img read more

Cyber Resilience Is More Than Just Defending Against Threats

first_imgCompanies list cyberattacks, IT downtime, and leaked data as the greatest threats to their business operations according to the “2020 Allianz Risk Barometer.” What’s more, hardly anyone could have anticipated a global pandemic that would temporarily paralyze parts of the economy. As a result, many companies will reassess their risks, with the likelihood of even more emphasis on cybersecurity, because working from home in particular has increased companies’ dependence on digital infrastructures while simultaneously increasing their vulnerability. Cybercriminals recognized this fact during the early stages of the pandemic, and attacks have been on the rise ever since.Not only has the number of attacks increased, but also the quality of these attacks. Cybercriminals can use the dark web to access a broad range of cyberattack tools that were previously only available to major hacker groups and nation-states. SMEs are also being subjected to very complex cyberattacks. However, they are often negligent about IT security and reliability because they lack know-how, personnel, or financial resources.In doing so, they underestimate or overlook how expensive security incidents and interruptions to IT operations are. According to the “Global Data Protection Index: New 2020 Snapshot” from Dell Technologies, the estimated cost of data loss is more than $1 million and the cost of IT downtime more than $800,000. Which means that it is a good investment to spend the money on data and infrastructure protection.The question remains, where should it be invested? Traditional concepts and solutions work to a limited degree due to increasingly distributed infrastructures with a remote workforce and the use of cloud services. Of course, there’s no getting around the basic necessity of quick and reliable installation of security updates, because most cyberattacks exploit software vulnerabilities. The mail infrastructure must be protected because e-mail is the main port of entry for malware and phishing attempts. Still, having an up-to-date backup is your company’s best insurance against ransomware and hardware downtimes.Nevertheless, the modern world of work also requires new concepts and technologies. The protection of digital identities, the granting of rights, and monitoring access are among the priorities because the boundaries of the corporate network are becoming. Zero-trust concepts and multi-factor authentication, for example, can help here. In addition, the focus can no longer be on providing defense against threats alone; it needs to be expanded to include detection and response to cyberattacks. In this context, AI and automation are invaluable. They relieve the burden on the employees in IT security departments and help if it becomes necessary to quickly initiate countermeasures to minimize damage and downtimes. It’s the only way of achieving real cyber resilience.Furthermore, as we have seen in the current global pandemic, companies need emergency plans with thought-out and proven procedures they can fall back on in crises so they do not have to improvise at the last minute. Sending employees home to work remotely is an example of one such improvisation. The option of working from home should be integrated into a company’s overall security concept as quickly as possible. Additionally, employees need clear guidelines and training to enable them to securely handle data and company applications in a responsible manner when working from home.In the future, IT security must be an integral part of all IT projects, regardless of whether they involve employees working from home, the modernization of the infrastructure, or the introduction of a new cloud service. After all, cybercrime is a business that generates billions in revenue and is constantly evolving, which is why companies need to also consider IT security from the outset and view it as a process that is constantly reviewed and continuously improved.last_img read more