Lucid Motors inks Meatpacking District lease

first_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Tags Share via Shortlink Commercial Real Estatemeatpacking districtRetail 2 Ninth Ave (Google Maps, Lucid Motors) Another luxury automotive company is coming to the Meatpacking District.Lucid Motors, which is currently developing an electric vehicle, will lease 3,200 square feet at 2 Ninth Avenue for a showroom, The Real Deal has learned. Last year, the company announced that it would open a location in the Meatpacking District, though it did not disclose the address at the time.A spokesman for Lucid confirmed that the showroom will open in April, just in time to launch the upstart brand’s $169,000 Lucid Air.The building at the corner of 9th Avenue and Little West 12th Street was previously home to the restaurant Bagatelle, which closed due to the pandemic.Sources told TRD that Randy Willis of Open Realty along with Jeremy Ezra of Newmark represented the fledgling car company, while Aurora Capital Associates represented the building owner, William Gottlieb Real Estate. The brokers could not be reached for comment.Lucid was founded in 2007 by Bernard Tse, a former Tesla executive, along with Sam Weng, and is backed by investors from China and Silicon Valley. In February, Reuters reported it will go public via dealmaker Michael Klein’s blank-check company, Churchill Capital IV Corp.The neighborhood has seen an influx of luxury automakers in recent years. In 2016, Tesla inked a lease for 7,300 square feet at 860 Washington Street. One year later, Hyundai’s luxury brand, Genesis, leased 40,000 square feet at Aurora and William Gottlieb’s Solar Carve at 40 10th Avenue.last_img read more

Faculty Council meeting held Feb. 15

first_imgOn Feb. 15 the members of the Faculty Council heard a report from the General Education Implementation Committee and an update on the work of the Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging.The Council next meets on March 1. The preliminary deadline for the March 7 meeting of the Faculty is February 28 at noon.last_img

RPM workshops scheduled in Las Vegas, Indy, Daytona Beach

first_imgLAS VEGAS, Nev. – IMCA officials will meet with promoters and other automotive racing industry leaders at upcoming RPM workshops planned in Las Vegas, Indianapolis and Daytona Beach.Sessions at each are geared toward race track operations, i.e. promotional events, insurance and legal aspects. RPM promoters of the year will also be announced during the Daytona Beach session next February.IMCA President Brett Root and Vice President of Operations Jim Stannard will attend the Nov. 14-15 workshop at the Palace Station Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and Dec. 9 workshop at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Media Center.The Feb. 14-15 workshop will be held at the Hilton Daytona Beach Ocean Walk Village.last_img read more

Beasant a fan of De Gea

first_img Press Association Beasant was certainly impressed. And, speaking at the handover of a brand new Vauxhall ADAM car to England fan Nick Tedder, he said: “De Gea had a tough start in the Premier League. “He had big boots to fill because Edwin van der Sar had been fantastic for Manchester United. He was a mature and experienced goalkeeper and they won major trophies with him in the team. “There will still be opposition teams who might focus on what is considered to his weakness, his crossing. But the encouraging thing is that whilst he might not be as dominant as you would like your goalkeeper to be, he is not fearful. “He is persistent in coming for the ball. He will get his whack and his free-kicks. “The key thing is that he makes vital saves. “That and the consistency he showed were vital for Manchester United in winning the title last season and he is going to be very important for them again this term.” Sir Alex Ferguson splashed out £17.8million on the then 20-year-old to sign him from Atletico Madrid in 2011. Ferguson had never forgiven himself for not trusting his instinct on Petr Cech a few years before, allowing Jose Mourinho to sign the Czech Republic keeper for Chelsea instead. Throughout his time at Old Trafford, De Gea has been forced to endure plenty of criticism, mostly based around his slender frame and discomfort under the high ball. It is to the Spaniard’s immense credit therefore that he managed to gain selection for the PFA Premier League Team of the Year following a succession of brilliant saves during the last campaign. Cech has remained at Stamford Bridge ever since and will be in the visitors’ goal opposite De Gea at Old Trafford on Monday night. Yet Beasant feels there were significant differences between the two signings, which made it obvious De Gea’s transition to the Premier League would take longer. “De Gea was younger than Petr Cech was when he came into English football,” said Beasant. “He wasn’t a full international either and didn’t have the experience either. “Those first few months were a big learning curve. But now De Gea has come through that sticky spell and he is a top, top keeper.” Former Chelsea goalkeeper Dave Beasant is expecting David de Gea to maintain the impressive progress from his second season at Manchester United.last_img read more

Gerard Nus encourages Ghana to pick Gyan for Afcon 2019

first_imgFormer video analyst for the Black Stars Gerard Nus has described Gyan as a marquee figure that Ghana cannot afford to leave behind heading to Afcon 2019.Within a three day period, Gyan retired from the national team but back tracked on his decision after being dropped as substantive captain of the team.In a strongly worded letter of resignation he alluded to his powers being undermined.However, following a phone conversation with President Akufo Addo, he reneged on his stance.The President appealed to his conscience to put the interests of the nation first.Nus who served under Avram Grant during the 2015 and 2017 editions of the Afcon believes Gyan’s reputation extends beyond the pitch and is a “must have player” for the tournament.“It is important for him to be in team not just for what he brings on the pitch. But also what he adds to the changing room.“He is a house hold name as far as African football is concerned.“To have a guy like that in your changing room is a positive.“It is not important who has the captain role but rather that everyone in the team should push in a positive direction.“He is one of the veterans in the group so his addition should be positive for the team.Gyan has since been named in the 29 man provisional squad for Ghana.Andre Ayew has replaced him as substantive captain of the side with Kwadwo Asamoah the new deputy.Gyan will now serve as General Captain of the Black Stars.last_img read more

Our protest was justified – Powell

first_img PROTEST NOT NEW WESTERN BUREAU: Orville Powell, president of newly crowned Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) champions, Montego Bay United (MBU) , said he has been stung by the callous way in which ‘The Establishment’ treated his club in the build-up to Sunday’s final against Portmore United, which precipitated what is now regarded as the ‘Respect Protest’. Powell told The Gleaner that the decision taken by MBU was to bring attention and awareness to the careless attitude of some people involved in administering football locally and that of the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA). “Our protest was justified and justifiable,” stated Powell. “We thought at the time the best way to bring to the people’s attention what was really going on was to use the biggest stage for local football – the Premier League final – as a staging ground of this protest,” he said. “Now that it was a success based on what people are now saying, I would think we achieved our goal, which was simply to highlight how badly run certain aspects of our football product is,” Powell noted. In protest, MBU turned up for Sunday’s final at the Montego Bay Sports Complex five minutes before the scheduled 4 p.m. kick-off clad in black with white letters on the back of shirts worn by the players spelling ‘RESPECT’, the word spelt with one letter each on the back of the shirts of seven players – when they turned their back to the crowd – who stood in the front line. Then there was another part to the message: ‘IF YOU WANT TO GET IT, YOU MUST GIVE IT.’ For Powell, there could be no bigger stage than the live televised final of the nation’s top league, beamed to some 24 countries. “All my players agreed that that was the way to go. We are all a family at MBU, and we felt more than disrespected by the PLCA among others about how they went about business leading up the final,” stated Powell. He said not being invited to a meeting with the PLCA, at which the date and time of the game was changed necessitated the club taking a stand. “Lest the public forgets, we at MBU started this very same protest two years ago, when we stated the PLCA – and football in general – needed to be managed with transparency. That was only the beginning. “Now, on top of the lack of transparency, among other issues, this club has clearly been to some degree insulted. Matters leading up the final against Portmore only made it worse, so we took the stand we did, and as I said, we are willing to face the consequences of our actions because in all fairness, our actions are about doing the right thing,” Powell said. MBU went on to defeat Portmore 2-1 to claim a second Premier League title in three years, and while delighted with the game’s eventual outcome, Powell declared that the protests will continue until change is made to how football is governed locally.last_img read more

Andrew Suarez struggles as Giants drop fourth straight

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Kevin Pillar raced diagonally back toward center field and dove to rob Kevin Cron of an extra-base hit in the top of the first inning, a play that allowed the Giants to double up Adam Jones at first base.It was the Giants’ most memorable play Saturday — a catch of the year candidate — and even then, it didn’t come without some bad luck. After an official review, it was determined Ildemaro Vargas had touched home plate for the Arizona Diamondbacks’ second run of the inning …last_img read more

What People Say About ReadWriteWeb Events

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Real-Time Web#web Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img marshall kirkpatrick Team ReadWriteWeb will be in New York City on June 11th to host our 3rd public event, the Real-Time Web Summit. It will be an East Coast version of the successful ReadWrite Real-Time Web Summit we held in Mountain View last October. Earlier this month we were in Mountain View again for the ReadWrite Mobile Summit, which also rocked.Our events bring together a few hundred of the smartest, most interesting developers, businesspeople and visionaries in key emerging areas of the Internet industry. They follow a format that is unorthodox but deeply thought provoking (as that’s how we like to roll) called the Unconference. This expert-moderated but participant-led event format makes ReadWriteWeb events some of the most high-value in the industry. You don’t have to take our word for it, though. Check out what some attendees have said:These events end up changing peoples’ work in big ways. The Google engineer who transformed the Google Feed API into a real-time push to the browser (see our scoop about it this week) decided to do so after being inspired by our last event. We’ve spoken with at least one real-time startup that secured high-profile investor backing after making connections at that event as well.Here’s a few thoughts about our last real-time web event:John Borthwick, CEO of Betaworks: “The RWW Real-Time Web Summit was excellent – friggin’ great in fact. I hauled a handful members of my team across country for it and my only regret was that I didn’t bring more of them. I’m looking forward to the next one.”Laura Fitton, founder of venture-funded Twitter app directory OneFourty:“There were a lot of investors there and it was a great dialogue between startups and investors. The unconference format was great because it got away from the bogus who-is in the real-time Web, and made it who-wants-to-be. You didn’t have to be big and influential to get your ideas across – if it was a good idea then it got heard. It wasn’t just Twitter, it was many things real time, defined pretty expansively.”That event was great, but our next event may have been even better. Here are a few thoughts shared by participants in that one.Michael Nguyen, patent lawyer at Fenwick & West: “I loved it so much, it was probably one of the most participatory, engaging and thought provoking experiences I’ve ever had at a conference. And as a lawyer I go to lots of them.” Violet Blue, sex educator and author: “It was the best best best event I’ve been to in years, and I mean it. To be frank, I almost left ten minutes after I arrived, thinkingthat I was completely out of place. Turns out I was exactly in the right place all along. I left feeling completely energized about media, innovation, women in tech, new social models, and have so many new ideas about what I want to do next and what I want to get involved in. What I really didn’t expect was to walk away with a pretty clear picture of what the future of mobile media (and social media) looks like. Now I’m staring at invites to keynote at a couple of tech events this year and hoping they’re a fraction of the win that was the RWW Mobile Summit.”Ted Morgan, CEO of Skyhook Wireless (the company that powers wifi location tracking in the iPhone):“The ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit was a fantastic event to interact with all the key players in the mobile world during an intense day of participant driven sessions.”Phil Hendrix, analyst at the Institute for Mobile Markets Research: “The topics that were suggested were very useful and the discussions themselves were quite interesting. We had a good mix of individuals who were contributing different perspectives, there was good back and forth that made the discussions very productive. Another highlight was the Speed Geeking demo hour. Even though they were compressed, 5 minutes or so, that was really just right – great format, the selection of companies was good. Durring the hour there were 8 or 9 companies. It was a great experience, well worth it. Unconventional format, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I registered. They assured me it would be a productive day and indeed it was. I was delighted to come out and spend the day and would certainly do it again.”Does this sound good or what? Don’t miss your chance, register for our next event now. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Cheteshwar Pujara continues purple patch with third successive Test hundred

first_imgCheteshwar Pujara slammed his third consecutive Test hundred and 10th overall as he and Virat Kohli shepherd India to a commanding position on day one of the second Test against England in Visakhapatnam. (Scorecard)After opting to bat on a turning track, India were in for an early scare after England pacers Stuart Broad and James Anderson removed openers Lokesh Rahul and Murali Vijay to reduce the hosts to 22/2.However, Pujara along with captain Kohli, who is playing in his 50th Test match, helped India overcome the early losses with an unbeaten third wicket stand of 226 runs to hand India the control. (Pujara’s hundred in hometown brings a smile on his father’s face)Kohli too notched up his 14th Test ton off 154 balls, hitting 12 boundaries. Kohli was unbeaten on 151 and Ravichandran Ashwin on one as India reached 317/4 at the close of day’s play.The stylish 28-year-old Pujara ably negotiated Broad, Anderson and Woakes’ early spell, taking some blows to his body. The right-hander was equally comfortable against the English spinners, managing to find the gaps with ease and hitting some fine shots.Pujara, whose knock was studded with 12 fours and 2 sixes, survived a close call when England appealed and later used a review to get him out leg before off Moeen Ali on 54. The replays showed that the ball was hitting his pad outside the line of off-stump.Pujara, who brought up his fifty off 113 balls, reached his hundred off 184 balls with a six off Adil Rashid over deep midwicket. (Why Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara have been India’s best over the last decade)advertisementThis is Pujara’s second double hundred partnership in the ongoing series. Pujara was eventually out for 119 when he edged a shorter, wider delivery from Anderson to Jonny Bairstow behind the wicket. The Saurashtra batsman has been in fine form, hitting 124 in the first innings of the drawn Rajkot Test. Pujara also forged a 209-run stand with Vijay in the match.Pujara was criticised for his slow strike rate on the tour of the West Indies earlier in the year but Anil Kumble had already reposed enough faith in Pujara and insisted he was crucial to India’s Test plans. Against New Zealand, Pujara repaid that faith by slamming 373 runs at an average of 74.6 including three fifties and a hundred.Pujara’s performance improved tremendously after he was dropped in the third Test against West Indies earlier this year.Till the West Indies tour in July, Pujara had scored 2482 runs in 35 Tests at an average of 46.83 and at a strike-rate of 48.20. However, after the tour, Pujara has played in five Tests, scoring 634 runs at an average of 79.25 and at a strike-rate of 53.32.  [email protected] celebrates as he brings up his 10th Test century @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvENG BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 2016last_img read more

Canada has options to bolster competitiveness without corporate tax cuts

first_imgOTTAWA – In its search for ways to blunt threats to Canadian competitiveness, the federal government could avoid the pricey move of cutting corporate taxes by turning to an increasingly discussed option: allowing all companies to immediately write off new equipment purchases.For months, the Liberal government has been under pressure from corporate Canada to respond to a U.S. tax overhaul that many fear will lure business investment south of the border.The Trump administration’s changes include loosening regulations and significant tax reductions for businesses, which have created fears Canada has lost some of its advantages as an investment destination.Many stakeholders in the Canadian business community have been vocal about the need for Finance Minister Bill Morneau to introduce corporate tax cuts of his own as a way to maintain the country’s edge.There are, however, also recommendations Morneau take a close look at a change in the recent U.S. tax package that will enable American companies to immediately write off the full cost of new machinery and equipment. Canada already offers this provision for its manufacturing sector and there are calls for it to be broadened to cover all industries.Business leaders, including RBC president and CEO Dave McKay, have suggested replicating this change in Canada would be a good way to help keep investment dollars from flowing south of the border. McKay has insisted that investment has already started to leave Canada.Some experts believe this kind of measure should be coupled with cuts to business taxes.But others think tax reductions may not be necessary at all, so long as the government addresses other competitiveness issues.Matching the accelerated capital deduction is one way to keep up with the U.S., said Bruce Ball, vice-president of taxation for Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.In fact, Ball argued that many of Canada’s options aren’t actually tax related, or could perhaps only include a small tax reduction.Moves like this could also help the government avoid absorbing what would likely be the far greater revenue hit of lowering corporate taxes.“The problem is you always want to be making sure what you give up, potentially, in revenue is actually going to change behaviour,” Ball said.“In other words, you’re not going to give a tax break to someone who’s going to do what they’re going to do anyway.”The business community will likely have to wait several months before the government announces any decision on how it intends to support competitiveness.The Finance Department says it will continue with its “detailed analytical work” over the coming months to better understand the impacts of the complex U.S. reforms, which it notes are still being drafted. The minister will continue discussing the issue with business leaders and the public before making a decision how to respond, his spokeswoman, Chloe Luciani-Girouard, wrote in an email.Royce Mendes, director and senior economist for CIBC World Markets, said given the fact it’s still early for the impacts of the reforms to appear in the economic data, he sees some merit in Ottawa’s wait-and-see approach as a way to avoid immediately following the U.S. “down the rabbit hole of tax cuts.”Mendes also pointed to the less aggressive step of allowing accelerated depreciation for eligible capital expenditures, similar to the U.S. change, as a way of inducing capital spending.Support, Mendes added, could also come from the Bank of Canada in the form of lower interest rates, which would help encourage more corporate borrowing and maintain a weaker exchange rate that by itself can help raise the country’s competitiveness.Last month, the Bank of Canada estimated the U.S. reforms could lower business investment by about three per cent from 2017 to the end of 2020. The bank said this would drop the level of economic growth by about 0.2 per cent by the end of 2020.But when it comes to the accelerated depreciation option on its own, there are worries it wouldn’t do enough to help Canadian competitiveness.Jack Mintz, a University of Calgary tax-policy expert, said the incentive would only help certain types of businesses, while companies in a loss position wouldn’t be able to take full advantage of it.Canada, he said, offered accelerated depreciation for all sectors for many years, up until the mid-1980s.“We really need to remember our lessons from many years ago that accelerated depreciation works, but it’s limited in its impact and it also creates a lot of problems for the system when it becomes very commonly used,” Mintz said.“The best response to (the U.S. changes) is lowering your corporate rate a bit to take some of the pressure off.”Morneau himself has been criticized for not including specific measures in his February budget to help offset the U.S. changes. He’s under pressure to move quickly.“We do believe that Canada’s competitive,” Morneau said Thursday during an appearance before a parliamentary committee.“We do know, however, that there’s always more work to be done… We do see competitiveness as much more than trade, and that’s very important, (and) much more than taxes, although that’s very important.”Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitterlast_img read more