2020 Sonata proves Hyundai still cares about midsize sedans

first_img Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22020 Hyundai SonataJonathan Yarkony, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22020 Hyundai SonataJonathan Yarkony, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22020 Hyundai SonataJonathan Yarkony, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22020 Hyundai SonataAndrew McCredie, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22020 Hyundai SonataAndrew McCredie, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22020 Hyundai SonataJonathan Yarkony, Driving When is it coming?The 2020 Hyundai Sonata should hit in Canada this October or November. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. What is it?Hyundai is playing the long ball with the eighth-generation Sonata. Unlike the current car, the new model is dripping with style and character. From the bold headlight treatment, dynamic daytime running lights, and ultra low-slug hood, to the tightly bustled tail and swaged character lines through the side, it’s set to become one of the best looking mid-size sedans on the road. It will also be one serious techno-sophisticate. Of the litany of features one is the digital key — it allows the Sonata to be opened and driven via a smartphone and allows the owner to grant temporary access to another user. It also has the ability to pull into or out of a parking spot by remote control.Why does it matter?Under the hood, the 178-horsepower turbocharged 1.6 four-cylinder engine found in the U.S. model will become the base engine in Canada. It will be joined by a new, 191-horsepower 2.5L inline-four that will replace the aging 2.4L unit. What the new Sonata will lack at launch is a hopped-up version; hopefully when the missing link lands, it will be the turbo-four from the Veloster N — 275 horsepower would make for an intriguing drive. Trending in Canada Should you buy it?Based on looks alone, the next-gen Sonata is going to be a significant player in the mid-sized market. If the rumour of a sportier derivative comes to fruition, there is even more reason to celebrate. Could the future also hold a full-on N version? The smart money says yes. Bring it on! 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”center_img ‹ Previous Next › RELATED TAGSHyundaiSonataSedanFamily / Mid-sizeNon-LuxuryNew YorkFamily VehiclesNew VehiclesNew York Auto ShowNon-Luxury advertisement COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2020 Hyundai Sonata  Andrew McCredie / Driving last_img read more

Get the CWA virtual speaker lineup and schedule for Sept 10–11

first_imgPublished: Aug. 31, 2020 The CU Boulder Conference on World Affairs virtual event September 10-11, will feature 8 sessions over 2 days discussing leadership and human connection. The event is free and open to the public. Watch live at colorado.edu/cwa.CWA is proud to present a diverse and engaging lineup of speakers for the event that include:A’shanti Gholar, President of Emerge, the only organization dedicated to recruiting and training Democratic women to run for office, one of She The People’s 20 for 2020 list of women of color in politics who will play an impactful role in the 2020 electionsSteven Olikara, Founder & President, Millennial Action Project, the largest nonpartisan organization of millennial lawmakers in the U.S., a Forbes 30 Under 30 in Law and PolicyRoger McNamee, Silicon Valley Investor, Author of the New York Times best-selling book Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook CatastropheJoin us as we host conversations about combating loneliness with a former astronaut and crew member of the International Space Station, sports activism with the Executive Director of the U.S. Soccer Women’s National Team Players Association, and lessons in leadership across generations with the Founder and President of the Privilege Institute.View the Full Schedule of Events & Speaker LineupTags:newslast_img read more

Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association and Michigan Wine Collaborative Launch Wine…

first_imgPinterest Email Twitter Previous articleCelebrate Anderson Valley Pinot Noir During the Month of MayNext articleMarketing During a Crisis: Tips to Pivot Your Marketing Messages (Webinar) Press Release Facebook Home Industry News Releases Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association and Michigan Wine Collaborative Launch Wine Month…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessMichigan Restaurant & Lodging Association and Michigan Wine Collaborative Launch Wine Month Challenge to Raise Funds for Hospitality EmployeesBy Press Release – May 1, 2020 155 0 TAGSMichigan Wine CollaborativeThe Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association Share AdvertisementLANSING, MICH. – The Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association (MRLA) and Michigan Wine Collaborative announced today the launch of #MichiganWineMonthChallenge. Beginning on May 1 and continuing for the entire month, during Michigan Wine Month, the challenge will offer opportunities for individuals to bid on exclusive experiences at select Michigan wineries.All proceeds from the #MichiganWineMonthChallenge will go to The Michigan Hospitality Employee Relief Fund. The relief fund was created by the Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association to provide grants to the state’s hospitality industry employees who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.“It has been a unique opportunity to work collaboratively with partners across the state to provide new resources for our hospitality industry and this partnership with the Michigan Wine Collaborative does just that,” said Justin Winslow, President and CEO of the MRLA. “We are honored to work together on this challenge while continuing to raise funds for an industry that has been arguably the hardest hit in our state in the wake of COVID-19.”Virtual tickets are available for purchase May 1- 31, 2020. Participants then submit the virtual ticket to the prize package they select online. Each $10 virtual ticket purchased is equivalent to one entry. The more virtual tickets that participants submit for a package, the better the odds for winning the drawing. The drawing will take place on the MRLA Facebook page live at 10:00 am on Wed., June 3, 2020 at www.facebook/com/theofficialmrla.“Our goal with the Wine Month Challenge is to raise awareness for the wine industry in our state that has been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic while also doing some good by raising money to support the hospitality industry’s hardworking employees,” said Brian Lillie, Director of Hospitality & Distribution at Chateau Chantal and Michigan Wine Collaborative board member. “This partnership with the MRLA made perfect sense and we are looking forward to the good that this challenge can bring to our industry.”Michigan wineries offering packages for the #WineMonthChallenge include 2 Lads Winery, Amoritas Vineyards, Bonobo Winery, Chateau Chantal Winery, Fenn Valley Vineyards, Hawthorne Vineyards, Left Foot Charley, Love Wines Winery of Ludington, Modals Wines, MAWBY Sparkling Wines, Shady Lane Cellars, St. Julian Winery & Distillery, and Winery at Black Star Farms.Participants can purchase virtual tickets online at https://mrlaef.org/michigan-wine-month-challenge-submission-form.html and view the packages at https://mrlaef.org/relief-fund/michigan-wine-month-challenge.htmlAbout the Michigan Restaurant & Lodging AssociationMichigan Restaurant & Lodging Association (MRLA) is the recognized leader of Michigan’s hospitality industry, providing essential services to the foodservice and lodging community. Founded in 1921 as the Michigan Restaurant Association and now known as the MRLA, the Association represents over 5,000 Michigan foodservice and lodging establishments. The industry plays an integral role in Michigan’s economy, employing nearly 600,000 people and creating $40 billion in annual revenue. For more information, visit www.mrla.org and www.detroitrla.org.About the Michigan Wine CollaborativeThe Michigan Wine Collaborative (MWC) is non-profit organization formed with the mission to enhance the sustainability and profitability of the Michigan wine industry by supporting wineries, growers and other businesses and individuals connected to the industry – today and for future generations. For more information, visit michiganwinecollaborative.com.Advertisement ReddIt Linkedinlast_img read more

MedGenome takes over Centre For Genetic Health Care

first_img Read Article Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Related Posts By EH News Bureau on October 29, 2018 News The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story MedGenome takes over Centre For Genetic Health Care Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025center_img WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals MedGenome-CGHC will now have cross functional team comprising of experienced medical geneticists, scientists and bioinformaticsMedGenome, India’s premier genomics based research and Diagnostics Company, today announced that as part of its growth plans, it has taken over the management and operations of the Centre For Genetic Health Care (CGHC) in Mumbai. It will henceforth be called MedGenome- Centre For Genetic Health Care (CGHC).CGHC, a leading genetic centre, accredited by NABL and CAP and offering cytogenetic and FISH tests in pediatrics, prenatal, reproductive genetics and haematological oncology segments, has been at the forefront for providing Genetic counselling services. With this take over, it will be able to provide patients with a wide range of molecular tests across all the specialties like Reproductive, Neurology, Nephrology, Oncology, Cardiology, ENT, Endocrinology, Ophthalmology, rare diseases etc.This will empower clinicians with validated and actionable clinical information to make effective treatment decisions for their patients. This will also bring a lot of synergy providing a unique opportunity for doctors and patient to leverage each other strengths.MedGenome-CGHC will now have cross functional team comprising of experienced medical geneticists, scientists and bioinformatics etc, who can leverage knowledge and depth on patient scenarios with large amount of curated content for enhanced reporting. The centre will boast of a larger pool of genetic counselors with enhanced depth and experience across multiple therapy areas, latest techniques for testing such as Next generation sequencing (NGS) technology and access to internationally accredited laboratory with the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL).Dr Hema Purandarey, Founder, CGHC said,“Genetics plays an important role in clinical practice right from prevention of genetic disorders by screening, diagnosis and management. About 60 per cent of pregnancy losses, 2-3 per cent of all neonate and 50 per centof childhood deafness, blindness, mental retardation and 1 to 10 per cent of all malignancies are directly due to genetic factors. We are glad to associate with MedGenome to offer the most advanced molecular genetic tests that help screen, diagnose and manage such genetic disorders.”Dr VL Ramprasad, COO, MedGenome said,“We are keen on expanding our reach and serving more patients. With CGHC now being managed and operated by MedGenome, it will add many clinical tests especially in the prenatal segment to our growing test list and we would be able to offer more comprehensive solutions to the clinicians. Genetic testing today has eased the process of diagnosing the disease for the clinicians, thus reducing the trial and error methods. This has indeed augmented the quality of life and care. With increase in awareness and government intervention, genetic tests can be made accessible and affordable to maximize the benefit for all”. Share Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre”last_img read more

Despite challenges agriculture continues to grow – Minister

first_img By ATHALIAH REYNOLDS, JIS Reporter Advertisements Despite challenges agriculture continues to grow – Minister AgricultureFebruary 2, 2011 RelatedDespite challenges agriculture continues to grow – Minister RelatedDespite challenges agriculture continues to grow – Minister RelatedDespite challenges agriculture continues to grow – Minister FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton says despite the challenges which the agricultural sector faced during the 2009/2010 period, the industry recovered well to demonstrate sustainable growth. “Jamaica’s agricultural sector continues to move forward, with a continuation of the steady increases achieved over the last three years,” he said, while delivering the 2009/2010 annual review and the fourth quarter report, at a news conference, held at his Hope Gardens offices on February 1. Dr. Tufton informed that the year was characterised by drought in the first half and flooding at the top of the second half, but despite this, the farmers’ performances could be described as credible. “We were still able to come out performing better this past year, over the year before, even if just marginally,” he reported.   Hepointed out that for 2010, the domestic crop production was at its highest level for the past 11 years, noting that production for 2010 was 500,305 tonnes, a 2.2 per cent increase over the 2009 level of production and eclipsing the 491,473 tonnes achieved in 2003, the next highest production level achieved in recent years. Based on preliminary estimates, the overall sector showed an increase of one per cent, he said. The Minister also reported that weather played a very important part in crop production throughout 2010, with severe drought early in the year, followed by a period of good weather, which ended when the country was hit by Tropical Storm Nicole in September, which negatively affected production for the remainder of the year. As a result, there were mixed performances among the crops, with many of the short-term ones not doing as well as targeted, he said. Among the crop groups that showed positive changes for the year were yams, which increased by 12,269 tonnes or 9.9 per cent; other tubers, which increased by 7,245 tonnes or 20.7 per cent, with significant increases within this group for dasheen, 13.2 per cent; sweet cassava, 46.6 per cent, and bitter cassava, 11.5 per cent. The sector also recorded positive movements in the growth of plantains, which increased by 5,205 tonnes or 21.1 per cent; potatoes, which increased by 393 tonnes or 1.1 per cent; cereals, which grew by 268 tonnes or 11.5 per cent (which included the production of 264 tonnes of rice); and sorrel, which increased by 246 tonnes or 30.3 per cent. Among the crop groups showing declines were fruits, which declined by 8,767 tonnes or 18.7 per cent; watermelon, down 14.4 per cent; papaya down 50.2 per cent; vegetables declined by 8,132 tonnes or 4.7 per cent; and legumes, which declined by 890 tonnes or 18.5 per cent. The Agriculture Minister informed that with the exception of St. Mary, which had an increase of 67.2 per cent; Portland (17.5 per cent increase); Westmoreland (13.4 per cent increase); Hanover (19.9 per cent increase) and St. Catherine (2.2 per cent increase), all other parishes recorded declines for the year. He noted that the most significant declines, in terms of absolute losses, were recorded in St. Elizabeth, which declined by 4,283 tonnes or 4.3 per cent and Manchester, which declined by 3,874 tonnes or 4.4 per cent. “Both of these parishes were among those most badly affected by the drought earlier in the year as well as having significant damage during and after Nicole. These factors severely affected production and productivity in these main production parishes throughout much of the year,” the Minister said. Meanwhile, for the fourth quarter (October to December), production of domestic crops recorded a decrease of 6.7 per cent. This, according to the Ministry, resulted from the direct and indirect damages caused by Tropical Storm Nicole and the subsequent unseasonably wet and extended rainy season. “This severely restricted land preparation and crop establishment in some of the more productive areas. As a result, many farmers in the most productive areas planted their traditional fall crops late. This late planting, coupled with good weather since the end of the rains, has helped to now push us in a glut situation for some crops,” he pointed out.last_img read more

Ericsson, SK Telecom join forces on 5G research

first_imgHome Ericsson, SK Telecom join forces on 5G research Richard Handford MásMóvil amplía su contrato con Ericsson AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 07 JUL 2014 Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more Former Ericsson employees charged in bribery case Author Español center_img Related Ericsson, Leonardo team on 5G products Previous ArticleMAE 2014 Keynote Panel Discussion: Rich Services, the New Driver of MobileNext ArticleTele2 puts end to Norway speculation with TeliaSonera deal ECEricssonLTESK TelecomTechnology Ericsson and SK Telecom signed an MoU to jointly develop technologies that could form 5G standards.The announcement follows a demo last week in which the Swedish vendor showed off pre-standard 5G to a group of senior executives from SK Telecom and NTT Docomo.Next generation small cells, ultra wideband, low latency technology, converged FDD/TDD and Gigabyte-level data transmission all feature on the two companies’ wish list for 5G.However both will continue to work together if additional technologies are found necessary for the next-generation standard, the duo said.The aim is to stage a 5G demonstration at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics.Thomas Noren, Ericsson’s vice president and head of product area radio, said South Korea is leading on 4G, in terms of both technology and subscriber numbers. And SK Telecom is the country’s leading 4G operator, he said.“They are early drivers of technology and we see them as an important partner in defining new opportunities, innovations and requirements for the continued evolution of LTE and towards 5G,” said Noren.Ericsson is eager to take a leading role in 5G although CTO Ulf Ewaldsson acknowledged last week to Mobile World Live that the industry risks overhyping the technology.At the wider level, the European Union struck an agreement last month with South Korea’s government , a sign of how Europe wants to tap into the Asian country’s mobile expertise.The EU and South Korea will work together on defining what 5G actually means, as well as push for harmonised radio spectrum and global 5G standards to ensure interoperability. Tags last_img read more

Irish Water criticised following problems in Ramelton and Letterkenny

first_imgAudio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/monianmcwater1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ By News Highland – August 14, 2017 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter A Donegal Councillor is hitting out at Irish Water, saying a delay in identifying a problem which has affected supplies between Ramelton and Letterkenny since Saturday is intolerable.Irish Water say repairs to a burst water main may cause supply disruptions to Letterkenny, Ramelton Road, Killycreen, Prablin, Glenleary, Arddrumman, Carrowcashel, Cairn Hill, Killydonnell, Carrygault, Shellfield and surrounding areas in Co. Donegal.Up until late this morning, the problem had not been identified, with Cllr Ian Mc Garvey saying he’s never seen such a delay in identifying and resolving a water problem.Cllr Mc Garvey says there are also serious problems with communications………… WhatsApp Pinterest Irish Water criticised following problems in Ramelton and Letterkenny Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleUFU calls for more cross border cooperation to tackle rural crimeNext articleGardai seek public’s assistance after Milford patrol car is rammed News Highland Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Blankenberg, Wayne outlast Monroe

first_imgLogna Blankenberg (33) battles to get loose between Monroe defenders Rayshawn Boswell (1) and Jonathan Jones (13).By PAUL GOTHAMROCHESTER, N.Y. — It was a matter of instincts.Logan Blankenberg netted seven of his 16 points in the final four minutes, and the No. 2-seed Wayne Eagles held off the sixth-seeded Monroe Redjackets, 53-49 to advance to the Class A2 finals.Clinging to a two-point lead and playing with four fouls, Blankenberg scored a pair of baskets in the lane to give the Eagles a six-point cushion.After leading by as many as nine points in the second half, Blankenberg’s first bucket in the paint gave Wayne a two-possession lead. The sophomore guard converted a rebound and putback next time down the floor for a 44-38 advantage with just over three minutes remaining in the semifinal match.“Those are what I call instinct plays,” Wayne coach Bill Thomson said. “He was in the right place in the right time because he wasn’t giving up on the play.”But Blankenberg saved his best for when the Eagles needed it most.Coming out of a timeout leading by one, he curled off a screen at the free throw line, caught the ball in the paint and finished at the rim with contact. The three-point play gave Wayne a 47-43 advantage with 2:12 left on the clock.“He’s a scorer,” Thomson added. “He’s deceivingly stronger than he looks inside. He’s 6-foot-3 and lanky, but he can still hold his own.”As it was the case throughout the second half, the Redjackets, though, did not go away. Twice in the remaining two minutes Monroe made it a one-possession game. On each occasion, Wayne responded at the free throw line.“They’re so aggressive,” Thomson said of Monroe. “These kids have been playing together forever. We’re young, but we don’t always play young.  We’ve played in very intense AAU games, but nothing’s like this.”Monroe’s Rayshawn Boswell drove the lane and put up a floater that wedged between the rim and backboard. Possession went to Wayne, but the Redjackets forced a turnover, and Boswell nailed a three from the top of the key next time down the floor to make it a 47-46 game with 1:22 remaining.After a stop on the defensive end, Monroe had a chance to take the lead but couldn’t convert. Forced to foul, Wayne’s Nick Carmichael connected twice from the free throw line.Braeden Zenelovic made it a five-point game with two more charity tosses, but Monroe’s Chris Gibson Jr. was fouled in the act and finished the shot while falling to the floor. Gibson’s free throw made it a two-point game with 7.5 to go.Zenelovic put the contest on ice with two more from the line.“The bottom line is they have trusted each other,” Thomson said. “They’ve run their stuff so many times that pretty much they know what they’re doing.”Zenelovic finished with 16 points and eight rebounds. Carmichael added eight points and five rebounds.Boswell and Gibson scored 15 apiece for Monroe (11-12)Wayne (19-3) moves on to play Wilson-Magnet in the A2 finals on Saturday. The eighth-seeded Wildcats beat No. 2-seed Batavia earlier in the night, 57-55.  Bill Thomson, Class A2, Logan Blankenberg, Rochester Print This Post Follow on Facebook Share on Facebook Blankenberg, Wayne outlast Monroe added by Paul Gotham on March 1, 2017View all posts by Paul Gotham →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensLovely&HealthyTop 10 Most Dangerous Cruises In The World Lovely&Healthyby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ Splinters”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ Splinters Subscribe by Email Connect on Linked incenter_img By Paul Gotham on March 1, 2017No Comment This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Add to Google+ Blankenberg, Wayne outlast Monroe Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.last_img read more

TC “Path of Hope: Make it Easier for Young Refugees & Migrants”

first_imgDeadline: 14 August 2016Open to: youth workers from Austria, Croatia, Italy, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland and TurkeyVenue: 21-27 August 2016, Ankara, TurkeyDescriptionDuring the recent years, our world lives one of the most painful war experiences. Because of the conflict in Syria, more than 300 thousand people lost their lives and over 4 million people asylum to neighboring countries. Today, due to the approximately 5 years insolubility and the decreasing hope of asylum seekers on returning home, particularly this year many Syrians take to the roads to Europe illegally and legally for a better life. Hard integration process will start for who succeed and survived in this incomparable journey.For this reason, this training course’s aim is to provide high quality learning outcomes for youth institutions on this road, called as a Hope Road, to manage the process better and learn how to support those refugees who have a variety of needs including basic humanitarian aid. By this way, a youth network might be established to make it easier for refugees and migrants in terms of rehabilitation, social and cultural assistance, language support and employment as well.Within the project, participants (youth workers) will form policies at group works for young asylum seekers and refugees on language and educational studies; adaptation and integration and the employment issues. Also it is expected that the participants will evaluate the Europe’s short/medium/long term migrant policies in terms of youth studies.EligibilityYouth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth Policy Makers coming from Austria, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Poland.CostsTravel costs will be covered according to the distance band calculator (details given at info pack);Accommodation at hotel and 3 meals a day will be covered;There is no participation fee for the training.How to Apply?In order to apply, please fill out the online application form latest by 14 August 2016.For more information about the training course and the programme please check out the official call. Tweet TC “Path of Hope: Make it Easier for Young Refugees & Migrants” Pocket +1 LinkedIn 0 Junior Software Engineer at Axilis in Zagreb → August 8, 2016 Published by elena Risk Assessment and Risk Management in Youth Projects, Ankara, Turkeycenter_img Similar Stories Share 0 Reddit “Entrepreneurship Challenge” Apply for TC “You(th) Can Do It” in Ankara ← Online Traineeship in Pobsy Translation Company Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. last_img read more

Cultural center linked to El-Gamal fights against 45 Park foreclosure

first_imgShare via Shortlink Mollen, however, argued that the previous case was completely unrelated to his receivership, and said the complex task of ensuring the unfinished tower doesn’t lose its value while the foreclosure case drags on requires an experienced overseer.“As noted, this is not your ordinary foreclosure and receivership,” Mollen, who declined to comment for this article, wrote in a letter to the judge. “New York City land use expertise is likely to be required.”The attempt to remove one of real estate’s top litigators as receiver is just one prong in the cultural center’s attempt to get out from under the condo tower’s thumb. The cultural center, which is run by CEO Masood Qureshi, argues that it should not be entangled in the case between El-Gamal and his lender in the first place. The center wants to undo the order appointing a receiver or — short of that — replace Mollen.The lending consortium led by Malaysian bank Malayan Banking Berhad named the cultural center as a defendant in the foreclosure case it filed in March, in part due to the zoning-lot agreement the center and the condo development signed in 2016 that allowed the tower to use air rights from the property next door.El-Gamal, president of the cultural center site at the time of the 2016 agreement, claims he stepped down some time after October of last year. His lender has accused him of threatening to invalidate the agreement, thus depriving the condo tower of those air rights.Contact Rich Bockmann at [email protected] or 908-415-5229. Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Scott Mollen and 45 Park Place (45 Park Place; Herrick)When a lender moved to foreclose on Sharif El-Gamal’s Tribeca condo tower, it tapped one of the top defenders of besieged condo projects to oversee the development while the two parties were in court.But now, the owners of the Islamic cultural center planned for the site next to Soho Properties’ 45 Park Place want Scott Mollen booted as receiver — the latest procedural parry in the contest over the site.Mollen, an attorney with Herrick Feinstein, has argued on behalf of projects like the Pierhouse in Brooklyn Heights, which preservationists said blocked views of the Brooklyn Bridge. And he’s currently defending 200 Amsterdam Avenue on the Upper West Side, where the court has effectively ordered the developers to deconstruct several of the tower’s upper floors.Attorneys for the proposed Islamic Museum of New York claim that Mollen “is not ‘completely impartial’ and his appointment as temporary receiver” does not meet the state’s guidelines for the appointment of neutral receivers, according to a motion filed Friday.ADVERTISEMENTAttorney David Scharf of Morrison Cohen argued that Mollen should be disqualified because he represented the former owner of the site nearly a decade ago in a rent dispute with an affiliate of the cultural center.Read moreSharif El-Gamal threatening to deconstruct condo tower, lender claimsEl-Gamal scores $219M in financing for 45 Park Placehttps://therealdeal.com/2017/02/08/first-look-sharif-el-gamals-45-park-place/ Tags45 park placeReal Estate Lawsuitssharif el gamallast_img read more