Loonie gives up some of last week’s gain

first_img The Dow Jones industrial futures were up 12 points at 17,606.0 before markets opened, the S&P 500 futures advanced 1.9 points to 2,075.6 and the Nasdaq futures gained 8.2 points to 4,651.5. On the commodity markets, the December gold contract fell $4.90 to US$1,136.50 an ounce, the December crude contract was down 69 cents at US$45.90 a barrel and the December contract for natural gas was down eight cents at US$2.25. On Friday, the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index fell 262.71 points to close at 13,529.17 – its fourth negative showing of the week. Canadian Press Keywords Marketwatch TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectorscenter_img Related news The Canadian dollar gave up some of last week’s gains early Monday as U.S. index futures pointed up. The loonie was down 0.18 of a cent at 76.30. The currency gained 0.58 of a U.S. cent last week. S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Statement – Next phase of community consultation begins for Swan River Crossings Project

first_imgStatement – Next phase of community consultation begins for Swan River Crossings Project The next stage of consultation for the Swan River Crossings Project is now underway with Fremantle residents, businesses and the wider community encouraged to provide feedback on the possible alignment of the new bridges.A construction team working with Main Roads has been considering four potential bridge alignment options and will continue to assess the design, construction approach, environmental and heritage requirements and value for money of each proposal.While the initial proposal placed a new traffic bridge to the east of the Fremantle Traffic Bridge, in direct response to community feedback, alternative locations are now being assessed including building between the existing road and rail bridges.The construction team will be out and about at various locations in Fremantle over the coming weeks, encouraging people to provide input. Pop-ups, webinars and an interactive online platform will all be available.Community and stakeholder feedback will inform the final assessment of the options by the construction team.Once the assessment of possible alignments is complete, the community will be asked to participate in further workshops and discussions on priorities relating to design such as heritage interpretation, bridge aesthetics and connectivity for pedestrian and cycling paths. The Swan River Crossings Project will replace the Fremantle Traffic Bridge and increase passenger and freight rail capacity, improve safety for road and river users and provide modern cycling and pedestrian facilities. Construction of the project is anticipated to begin in late 2021.The Swan River Crossings Project is jointly funded by the Morrison Government and Western Australian Government, with each contributing $115 million.As stated by Federal Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts Paul Fletcher:“The Morrison Government has accelerated the delivery of its funding for the Swan River Crossings Project so that construction on this project can get started sooner.“This project is a great example of our Government’s $110 billion, 10-year infrastructure pipeline delivering positive outcomes for Western Australians.“This investment pipeline is all about creating local jobs and boosting communities as we recover economically from the COVID-19 pandemic.”As stated by Western Australian Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti:“The Swan River Crossings Project is one of the most complex, challenging and exciting projects we are undertaking in the metropolitan area right now – road, rail, port, freight, river, walking, cycling, heritage, environment are all in the mix.“Fremantle is a highly engaged community who are keen to actively work with the alliance team to get the best outcomes for the Swan River Crossings Project.“Continuing the momentum of community and stakeholder consultation will be a priority as the alliance team moves through development and design.“The Swan River Crossings Project is Building for Tomorrow, securing the infrastructure needed for our future while also supporting the Western Australian economy through the COVID-19 pandemic.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, Australian Government, communications, environment, Federal, Fremantle, Government, infrastructure, Investment, Morrison, Morrison Government, Pedestrian, Swan, Transport, Western Australialast_img read more

Police seek witnesses in Ontario highway hit-and-run

first_img Maxwell said he and his passenger were unhurt, but his car is a write-off. Anyone with information on the crash, the vehicle or the driver involved is asked to call the OPP Port Credit detachment at 905-278-6131. RELATED TAGSNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury Police are looking for witnesses in a hit-and-run crash that happened in Mississauga, Ontario on Friday, May 3 at 4:50 p.m.The incident was captured by a dashboard camera, and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have released the footage in the hopes someone can identify the vehicle—or that the driver will turn himself in.The crash occurred on Highway 410 northbound approaching Derry Road. In the video, a vehicle driven by Chris Maxwell is in the HOV (high-occupancy vehicle) lane when another vehicle comes up behind it. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever See More Videos The driver of that vehicle swerved to the right, passed Maxwell and pulled in front. The driver then hit the brakes and swerved into Maxwell’s car, resulting in it spinning 180 degrees and crashing into the barrier. The other car keeps going.Police have not been able to identify the vehicle, other than to say it’s a compact black hatchback and will probably have damage on the rear driver’s side. Trending in Canadacenter_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS advertisement Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

95th Distinguished Lecture On Research And Creative Work To Be Held Oct. 8 At CU-Boulder

first_imgUniversity of Colorado at Boulder physics Professor Allan Franklin will deliver the 95th annual Distinguished Research Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 5:30 p.m. in CU-Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium. The lecture, titled “Experiment, Evidence and Science,” is free and open to the public. The talk is sponsored by the Council on Research and Creative Work through the CU-Boulder Graduate School and will be followed by a reception. The Distinguished Research Lectureship is the highest honor that the Graduate School bestows upon a faculty member. Its purpose is to honor an entire body of research and creative work, typically over a three-decade period. “The lecture defends the old fashioned view that science is a reasonable enterprise based on experimental evidence and reasoned in critical discussion,” Franklin said. “I am very grateful to receive this honor.” Franklin began his career as an experimental high-energy physicist and previously taught at Princeton University. He has been a member of the CU-Boulder faculty since 1967, and a visiting professor at a number of institutions, including the California Institute of Technology. In the mid-1970s, Franklin changed his research interests to the history of philosophy of science, focusing particularly on the roles of experiments in physics. He was a research fellow at the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology, the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, and at Chelsea and King’s College, University of London. In 2000, he was named a Miegunyah Distinguished Fellow at the University of Melbourne. In the spring of 2002, Franklin received a Boulder Faculty Assembly Excellence in Research Award. Franklin has authored six books and his seventh book, “Selectivity and Discord: Two Problems of Experiment,” will be published in November 2002. Published: Sept. 25, 2002 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

“Malbec in the Desert” AZ-Based Carlson Creek Vineyard Releasing First-Ever Malbec

first_imgAdvertisementSoil structure and higher elevations, similar to Argentina and Chile, create ideal growing conditions for Malbec at Willcox vineyard(WILLCOX, Ariz.) – While Malbec is widely associated with the South American regions of Argentina and Chile, one of the largest vineyards in Arizona, Carlson Creek Vineyard, took advantage of their growing regions similarities by planting this robust purple grape. The result is a full-bodied 2015 Malbec ($40/bottle) with a long finish and firm tannins, highlighted by notes of black fruit, plums and blackberries with a hint of light smoke, sweet tobacco and black pepper.“Our vineyard in Willcox has a higher elevation and similar latitude and soil composition to that of Argentina and Chile so it was a natural choice for us to plant these vines and we couldn’t be happier with the resulting wine,” said co-owner and winemaker Robert Carlson III. “With a very limited number of 100 cases produced, we expect to sell out quickly.”At 4200 feet in elevation amongst the newly designated Willcox AVA, the Carlson family’s 280-acre vineyard also features well-draining alluvial soil, making the perfect growing conditions for this grape, as well as the seven other varietals they have planted currently (including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon).For more information or to purchase the 2015 Malbec ($40/bottle) once it becomes available on July 14, visit either tasting room (Scottsdale: 4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 or Willcox: 115 Railview Ave., Willcox, AZ 85643) or purchase online at CarlsonCreek.com. For ongoing updates and news from Carlson Creek Vineyard, connect with them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.ABOUT CARLSON CREEK VINEYARD:Established in 2008, Carlson Creek Vineyard is a family-owned vineyard and winery located in southeastern Arizona, with tastings rooms in Willcox and Scottsdale, Arizona. Their 280-acre Willcox vineyard produces varietals of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Syrah, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Malbec, Mourvèdre and Grenache Rosé, with Chenin Blanc and Merlot varietals being locally sourced. Shipping is currently available to Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada and New Mexico. For more information, hours of operation and upcoming events, visit www.CarlsonCreek.com.Advertisement Home Industry News Releases “Malbec in the Desert” AZ-Based Carlson Creek Vineyard Releasing First-Ever MalbecIndustry News ReleasesWine Business“Malbec in the Desert” AZ-Based Carlson Creek Vineyard Releasing First-Ever MalbecBy Press Release – July 13, 2017 234 0 Email Previous articleDomaine Papagiannakos Announces U.S. Public Relations CampaignNext articleNew Board for Fountaingrove District Winegrowers Press Release Facebook Share ReddIt Pinterest Linkedin Twitter TAGSCarlson Creek VineyardConsumer last_img read more

Zuckerberg trumpets AR at developer conference

first_img WhatsApp payments resurfaces in Brazil Related AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 19 APR 2017 Previous ArticleVivendi told to cut share in Telecom Italia or MediasetNext ArticleRegulator drops investigation into Vodacom, MTN Asia Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more Home Zuckerberg trumpets AR at developer conference Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (pictured) talked up the importance of augmented reality (AR) and announced the camera is the first mainstream AR platform at a keynote during the company’s F8 developer conference.The company announced the ‘Camera Effects Platform’, which gives developers the ability to build AR tools for the camera such as photo frames, interactive effects and masks. Developers will also have access to tools including Frames Studio and AR Studio, along with hand tracking and body skeletal tracking tools.Zuckerberg said he originally expected spectacles to be the first mainstream AR device, but now believes the camera is in pole position following the success of “primitive versions” of AR on smartphones including Pokemon Go and face filters.While others may have thought those services were just a millennial fad, Facebook saw “the beginning of a new platform”, he said.Facebook wanted to create an open platform where developers could build their own filters and games so users have thousands of options to choose from.Zuckerberg explained the three important use cases around which AR will develop are: displaying information like directions directly onto roads or buildings; adding digital objects onto a physical space, such as a virtual chess board on a table; and enhancing existing objects such as face filters.He also believes many things in real life, such as a television, can be digital instead of physical, which essentially makes “our physical reality better”, and explains why AR is an important trend.In on-stage demonstrations, users could add effects including steam coming out of their coffee mug, or a rain cloud watering a plant. These effects look very similar to the 3D objects Snapchat announced earlier this week.The only time he hinted at how Facebook could generate revenue from this was when he showed an example of how users can add an information card on to a wine bottle with details about where to get it and “maybe in the future a link to buy it”, adding some use cases “will be fun and others are going to be useful”.He said a whole new genre of AR games are coming, as is AR street art where users will point their screens to an empty wall and see art that would normally not be possible in the physical world. Users will also be able to leave digital notes for their friends, for instance, in a restaurant telling them the best dishes.The Facebook CEO clarified it will take time for his predictions to become a reality: “User experiences won’t dramatically change overnight”.“Even if we were a little slow to add cameras to all our apps I am confident we are the ones who will push this forward,” he concluded.Other developmentsDuring the keynote, Facebook also launched Facebook Spaces in beta for the Oculus Rift, a VR app where users “hang out with friends in a fun, interactive virtual environment as if you were in the same room.” A glimpse of this technology was shown at F8 last year.VP of messaging products David Marcus introduced Messenger 2.0, which offers users the ability to add a bot directly into a group chat and is being prepared to offer music services, first via Spotify and latterly Apple Music.A new artificial assistant for Messenger, M, will pop up during group chats to make suggestions, starting with group food ordering.Since the Messenger Platform debuted a year ago, it built up more than 1.2 billion monthly active users, 100,000 developers and 100,000 monthly active bots. Some 2 billion messages are sent between people and businesses every month.center_img Saleha Riaz Author Australia funds regulator to oversee new media law Tags Facebook trials feature to connect neighbours augmented realityFacebooklast_img read more

A Brewing Renaissance

“It seems never ending, but it’s always getting one step closer,” he said, standing in the unfinished space. “I’m looking forward to the brewing part, instead of the construction.” Neill builds furniture and cabinets out of his workshop. He and his wife moved to Eureka 16 years ago to raise a family and a few years ago he started making beer for fun and because he’s a big supporter of the local food and drink movement. “I like knowing where my food comes from, so it’s another thing I can make,” he said. “People loved the beer, so I figured what the hell, Eureka could use a brewery.” Desert Mountain Brewing and Draughthaus, which opened in Columbia Falls in March, and Kalispell Brewing Company, which is expected to open this summer, have similar roots – homebrewers who wanted to share their craft. Maggie Doherty co-owns the new Kalispell brewery and said she and her husband, Cole Schneider, have been working on the project since 2011. They purchased a building downtown last year and plan on opening late this summer. Just like other brewers in the region, Doherty is pleased to see the craft beer scene in Northwest Montana growing. Some say it’s because people want to spend a little more for a quality product. Others say it’s because people want to know where their food and drink is coming from. But Doherty may have said it best.“Beer makes people happy,” she said. EUREKA – In the back of Chris Neill’s workshop, tanks, kegs and fermenters are stashed in corners waiting for the day Homestead Ales opens. Power tools used to build the taproom are out with thermometers used to make the beer. And hanging from a chalkboard is a small cardboard sign that reads, “Will Work For Beer.” Across the United States, Montana and the Flathead Valley, brewers are doing just that.In 2012, there were 2,403 breweries operating in the United States, the highest total since the 1880s. According to the Brewers Association, the craft beer industry in America produced 1.7 million more barrels of beer in 2012 than it did in 2011. Some of those barrels came from Montana, which is ranked second in the nation for breweries per capita and could claim the No. 1 spot by the end of the year. According to the Montana Brewers Association, there are 40 craft breweries in the state. Northwest Montana has five breweries, including the Flathead Lake Brewing Co., which is moving into a bigger facility in Bigfork. By the end of the summer, there could be seven from Polson to Eureka.The industry’s growth in Montana isn’t restricted to breweries. People like Tom Britz are looking to turn the Flathead into the “Napa Valley” of beer by studying the possibility of a commercial hops crop here in Montana. An acre of Britz’s land near Kalispell has been cordoned off to grow the critical ingredient for beer and he says hops could become a big industry for the area. Tony Herbert, executive director of the Montana Brewers Association, says the growth of America’s craft beer scene shows no sign of stopping. “As a region, the Flathead Valley is doing great,” he said. “(But) this isn’t just a Montana phenomenon, it’s going on across the nation.” Right now, it’s just a gutted and empty old bowling alley. But Flathead Lake Brewing Company general manager Sandy Clare says that will all change on June 15, when the first tanks are rolled into the brewery’s new home on Holt Drive in Bigfork. Last year, the brewery announced it was outgrowing its building in Woods Bay and was moving a few miles north. Clare said the move will give the brewery, established in 2004, room to expand. Currently, the brewery can produce 2,000 barrels of beer annually. The new building will have the capacity for 10,000 barrels every year. Clare said beer will be produced at the facility by this fall, and the taproom and restaurant will open early next year. Besides increased production and more space, Clare says the move means the brewery will hire 15 more people. According to the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research, the craft beer industry is responsible for more than 430 jobs in the state and, according to the Brewers Association, more than 108,000 nationwide.Flathead Lake Brewing has no plans to close the Woods Bay taproom, which means it will now have three locations in western Montana. The company opened a Missoula restaurant in 2010. Clare said the downtown Missoula location has given the brewery the opportunity to expand into another market. It’s the same reason Lakeside’s Tamarack Brewing Company opened a Missoula operation in 2011.Tamarack’s co-owner Josh Townsley isn’t worried that more breweries and taprooms will mean a smaller piece of the market for his business. “I think it’s a good thing, because then we’ll become a craft beer destination,” he said. There’s also a level of cooperation and camaraderie among the brewers, according to Glacier Brewing Company’s Dave Ayers, who opened his Polson brewery in 2003. He says it’s common for brewers to call each other to borrow a tool or a bag of barley. At the end of the day, Ayers said, everyone is just trying to make the best product they can.“I can’t imagine doing this business without the camaraderie,” he said. “That would be a sad way of doing things.” Marcus Duffey, general manager and part owner of Great Northern Brewing Company in Whitefish, says the number of quality brewers in the region also keeps his crew on its toes. Opened in 1995, Great Northern is the oldest brewery in the area. Duffey says when other brewers produce a new beer, he’s excited to try it – and then try and outdo it. Great Northern has become a staple in Whitefish, thanks to popular events like the Black Star Beer Barter and the Hop Swap, where people can trade freshly picked hops for freshly brewed beer. Solidifying the Great Northern brand both locally and regionally is Duffey’s long-term goal.“I’d love to perfect what we’re doing right here,” he said. Walking under a scorching midday sun, Tom Britz yelled for his two dogs. “Gus, Bailey, get back here!” he screamed up the rows of planted rhizome. Rhizome is a root that grows into bines – not vines – and eventually produces hops. Seventeen varieties of the root are planted on Britz’s ranch between Whitefish and Kalispell. The roots were planted this year as part of a study to see if hops can be produced in the Flathead Valley on a commercial scale. Britz says Pat McGlynn of Montana State University’s Flathead County Extension Office came up with the idea last year. The Montana Department of Agriculture provided more than $11,000 for the project and Great Northern Brewing and Tamarack Brewing matched the grant together. “Hops will grow in Northwest Montana, without a doubt,” Britz said. “The question is what variety will produce a commercial crop.”Britz says it will take four years for the crop to mature, but some hops could be picked next year. Although it looks like a barren acre of dirt – with 18-foot poles strategically erected to hold a wire canopy and irrigation system – Britz says next summer the rows of rhizome will become a “wall of green.” Britz believes Montana-made hops could be marketable regionally, but especially locally.“This first step could help the valley become an epicenter for the Montana beer economy. This could be the Napa Valley of beer,” he said. “Assuming it goes right, we’ll have to put up some sort of small-scale processing system here.”After hops are picked, they must be dried and pelletized before being shipped to a brewery, but the valley lacks the necessary infrastructure for processing. However, if a processing system were built here, Britz says it could bring more jobs to the area and boost the economy. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Flathead Lake Brewing Co.’s Tim Jacoby checks his boil while making a brown ale at the brewery’s location in Woods Bay. – Lido Vizzutti | Flathead Beacon Tap handles lined up behind the bar at Flathead Lake Brewing Co. in Woods Bay. – Lido Vizzutti | Flathead Beacon Beer is already giving the state’s economy a boost, according to the UM Bureau of Business and Economic Research, which reported the craft beer industry produced nearly $50 million in private-sector sales and $9.8 million in nonfarm compensation. From 2010 to 2011, production rose 18 percent, while sales went up 20 percent. “These numbers show the tremendous potential for Montana’s breweries to continue to create jobs and wealth in Montana,” Herbert, with the Montana Brewers Association, said. Rod Douglas’ homemade oatmeal stout could be described as creamy, mild and dark as night. Douglas is a member of the Flathead’s growing homebrewing community and has been making his own stouts and pale ales for about a year and a half. Douglas started with beer kits but soon began creating his own recipes. “Beer can be as simple as making oatmeal for breakfast or it can go to the extremes,” he said. Douglas is also a member of the Flathead Valley Homebrewers Association that was formed in 2012 by Junior Szklarz and Karen Witt, who own The Beer Store in Kalispell. Witt said they saw a need for an informal homebrewers group because there was no place for people to get together and talk and sample homebrew. The group’s first meeting was in November and it has grown every month, with 20 to 40 people attending each event. Everyone brings $8 and a growler of their own creation. Szklarz and Witt started brewing in 2009 but had talked about doing it for more than a decade. It took a visit from a neighbor who also made beer to finally give them the courage to do it themselves. “It was all downhill from that,” Szklarz said. Szklarz and Witt often spend weekends and evenings perfecting recipes they’ve created. Szklarz said it’s not uncommon for them to try five or six versions of the same beer until they get it right. Using a variety of grains and hops available at their homebrew store, which is located inside Szklarz’s Brass and Bullets LLC shop, the couple says it takes almost a month to make just one batch of beer, even longer if they want it to ferment more.But the best part of their hobby is sharing it with friends, Szklarz said. He added that the couple has no plans of trying to sell their creations. Douglas agrees.“These craft brewers are a lot like wine fans,” he said. “They do it because they like making beer.”Chris Neill is an easygoing guy with an easygoing laugh. It’s a persona that seems to contradict the situation he’s facing at Homestead Ales, on Grave Creek just south of Eureka. Neill and his partners at the new brewery hope to open sometime in June, but there are still state and federal licenses that must be approved, a taproom to be completed and beer to be made. In early May, the tanks aren’t even set up, but Neill doesn’t seemed worried. Email read more

Petition to reopen short stay ward gains over 1500 signatures

first_img Google+ A petition to reopen Letterkenny University Hospitals 19 bed short stay ward has gained over 1500 signatures online. It comes as there were 35 people awaiting admission to Letterkenny University Hospital this morning – the second most overcrowded hospital in the country today.Three people were on trolleys in its Emergency Department while a further 32 were waiting on wards.Donegal Senator says the Sinn Fein campaign has gained a lot of traction and is encouraging more people to sign the petition:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/padlggjhgkghuh1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twittercenter_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Petition to reopen short stay ward gains over 1500 signatures Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleApplications for Back to School and Footwear Allowance openNext articleIrish Water confirm pipe replacement works between Falcarragh and Gortahork News Highland By News Highland – July 9, 2018 Twitterlast_img read more

Memorable comebacks: UCT’s magic win

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Judge: Hotel foreclosure sale is off the “Mark”

first_imgShare via Shortlink TagsCoronavirusHotelsReal Estate Lawsuits Alexico claims the hotel, at 25 East 77th Street, was doing just fine before Covid. Its cheapest room is $745 and Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, held her baby shower in its $75,000-a-night, 10,000-square-foot penthouse — the most expensive room in the U.S. — in February 2019.But the Mark closed in March and missed mortgage payments in April and May, prompting Ohana and senior lender Wells Fargo to issue default notices. Then a friend called Alexico owner Izak Senbahar to tell him his hotel was to be auctioned off June 7, according to a court transcript.Alexico sued the day before the scheduled sale and state Supreme Court Justice Andrea Masley postponed the auction for at least 30 days, agreeing that it was being rushed in the midst of a pandemic. Now she has blocked Ohana from holding a foreclosure auction until July 24.Alexico might be trying to buy time to work out a deal to keep the hotel, after claiming its lenders reneged on a verbally negotiated mortgage forbearance. It reopened the Mark on June 15.Mezzanine foreclosures are not subject to New York state’s foreclosure ban, but lenders are still required to conduct auctions in a “commercially reasonable” manner, the judge ruled.“Expanding the time to market the collateral and make a market for this unique hotel property is an elegant solution,” Masley wrote in her decision. Alexico had requested that the auction be stayed for even longer, until mid-August.In court filings, Alexico called Ohana’s attempted sale of the property “rigged” and a “predatory attempt to capitalize on the Covid-19 pandemic.” Ohana’s original notice of sale restricted interested buyers from contacting Alexico and forbade the borrower itself from bidding.While 115 potential bidders virtually toured the property, just two of them met the financial requirements to bid at the auction.The court order directs Ohana to contact at least 700 potential bidders for the auction and to publish a notice of the sale in the Wall Street Journal and a trade publication.In a similar case, a judge in May gave the go-ahead to a mezzanine foreclosure on a hotel project in Midtown. Borrower Hidrock Properties had objected that the sale was “rigged” and taking advantage of coronavirus. The project had faced construction delays and financial difficulties since before the pandemic, and the judge did not find the foreclosure sale to be unreasonable. [Bisnow] — Kevin Sun Ohana Real Estate Investors CEO Christopher Smith (left) and Alexico Group’s Izak Senbahar with the Mark Hotel at 25 East 77th Street (Getty, LinkedIn, Google Maps)With lenders like this, who needs enemies?That sums up the case brought by the owner of the ritzy Mark Hotel against Ohana Real Estate Investors, which scheduled a foreclosure sale of the Upper East Side establishment after two payments were missed on its $35 million mezzanine loan.So far, the courts have sided with the hotel owner, Alexico Group, a Manhattan-based luxury condominium and hotel developer, over California-based Ohana, according to reports by Bisnow.Read moreAlexico lands $230M refi for Mark HotelRFR Holding acquires $60M loan to Mark HotelNation’s most expensive hotel room is at the Mark Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinklast_img read more