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Knotel to tap former top WeWork exec as CEO

first_img Full Name* KnotelNewmarkWeWork Tags Share via Shortlink Michael Gross (Getty, iStock)Knotel is bringing on a WeWork veteran to help straighten out the bankrupt flex-operator.Former WeWork vice chairman Michael Gross will join Knotel as its chief executive, the Wall Street Journal reported.Gross’ first order of business will be to reduce Knotel’s significant losses. The company already plans to close a number of its locations as part of its bankruptcy restructuring. A judge last week approved Newmark’s purchase of Knotel.“I see bankruptcy not as a reflection on the product, which was in many respects ahead of its time, but as a sign of the uncertainty in the market,” Gross told the Journal. “It’s very compelling to have Newmark behind us. We have deep resources.”ADVERTISEMENTKnotel is also bringing Eric Gross, Michael’s brother, and Yoav Gery as co-presidents. Eric Gross recently served as an executive at WeWork, and Gery was recently president of Selina, the hospitality startup backed by WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann.[WSJ] – Rich BockmannContact Rich Bockmanncenter_img Message* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Email Address*last_img read more

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Observing the vertical branch of the mesospheric circulation at latitude 60°N using ground-based measurements of CO and H2O

first_imgIn this report daily ground-based measurements of vertical profiles of CO and H2O from 2002 are used to trace the vertical movement of air caused by the seasonally varying mean meridional circulation. In the spring (days 100–130) the estimated ascending velocity is found to vary with time and altitude from about between 250 m/day at 65 km altitude on day 100 to a maximum of ∼450 m/day at 85–90 km altitude on day 130. In the late summer and fall the descending velocity goes from 0 (when the downwelling starts) to ∼250 m/day at 75 km day 280. The mesospheric adiabatic temperature changes caused by the vertical movement of air are compared to mesopause temperature as estimated by the radiance of the Meinel band OH airglow.last_img read more

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Cheffins acquires Dodson Jones

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Cheffins acquires Dodson Jones previous nextAgencies & PeopleCheffins acquires Dodson JonesThe Negotiator27th September 20170771 Views Multi-disciplinary property and auctioneering business, Cheffins, has acquired Dodson Jones, the Cambridge-based commercial property consultancy. This acquisition has propelled Cheffins into the top flight of commercial property advisors in the region and further compliments the firm’s diverse service offering.Dodson Jones is an independent property consultancy, originally founded by Edward Dodson and Michael Jones in 2000. With a specialism in the tech and office sectors, the company was listed as the one of the top three commercial property operators in the Cambridge market in 2016. Edward Dodson and Michael Jones have transferred into Cheffins’ Commercial division, complementing the firm’s existing department and will be joiningPhilip Woolner and Simon Lewis as Directors. Philip Woolner, Joint Managing Partner and Head of Commercial, Cheffins, said, “The acquisition gives Cheffins unparalleled levels of contacts, market knowledge and services. The complementary skills between the two firms will enable us to provide the best advice across the whole commercial sector. By acquiring Dodson Jones we are demonstrating our commitment to the future and our continued expansion of Cheffins within the commercial market.”Edward Dodson of Dodson Jones comments: “By joining Cheffins we can offer our clients a wider range of services across all sectors. The combined strength and experience of both organisations gives us an impressive cross-section of skills and we are delighted to join this established and successful team.”acquisitions Cheffins Dodson Jones September 27, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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UK: Royal Navy Participates in NATO Exercise Bold Monarch

first_img View post tag: News by topic UK: Royal Navy Participates in NATO Exercise Bold Monarch View post tag: Royal Training & Education Royal Navy personnel have joined 2,000 sailors from 13 nations for the world’s largest submarine rescue exercise, off the south-eastern tip of Spain.The ten days of NATO Exercise Bold Monarch witnessed an international effort to bring trapped submariners from four boats to the surface.The exercise is run every three years to test the ability of allied teams – including the UK-based NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS) – to react to the two most terrifying words in a submariner’s vocabulary: submiss and subsunk.This year rescue efforts focused on the western Mediterranean, just off Cartagena, with four diesel-powered subs from Portugal, host nation Spain, Turkey and, for the first time, Russia, ‘bottoming’ on the sea bed and awaiting rescue.Coming to their aid were mini-submarines, diving bells, divers, parachutists and medical specialists.Submarine rescue vehicles from Italy, the USA, Russia and Sweden all deployed to the waters off Cartagena, plus the Faslane-based Anglo-French-Norwegian NSRS. They were joined by specialist divers and hyperbaric medical teams from France, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Britain, charged with coping with challenging deep sea illnesses such as decompression.Finally, parachutists from Italy, the USA and the Royal Navy’s Submarine Parachute Assistance Group also headed to Spain to leap out of aircraft and be the first on the scene to assist people who came up to the surface directly from their stricken boats:“By their nature submarine operations are secret – with one exception: search and rescue. That brings together submarine communities from across the world, as this exercise shows,” said Rear Admiral Ian Corder RN, Commander NATO Submarine Forces North.“We are extremely proud to show what we do.”The participation of the Russian Kilo Class boat ‘Alrosa’ particularly excited organisers and saw some historic link-ups, including the NATO and US rescue vehicles docking with the submarine 114 metres below the surface of the Mediterranean. View post tag: Participates June 14, 2011 Share this article View post tag: Monarch View post tag: bold View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy “We’ve proved that we can ‘mate’ with four different boats from four different nations and we’ve shown that we can evacuate 70 people from a submarine within 24 hours – that covers almost all the non-nuclear submarines in the world,” said Lieutenant Commander Stewart Little, the Royal Navy’s rescue element commander overseeing the NATO submersible’s missions.Submarines are operated by more than 40 navies worldwide and, in addition to the countries participating in the exercise, numerous nations have sent observers to watch proceedings.Planning is already underway for the next Bold Monarch, scheduled for Polish waters in 2014.This story was originally published in Navy News.[mappress]Source: MOD, June  14, 2011; View post tag: NATO Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Royal Navy Participates in NATO Exercise Bold Monarch View post tag: Exerciselast_img read more

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News story: Investment Minister champions the UK education sector at BETT

first_img We are honoured to be entering into an MoU with our counterparts, the Professional Computer Association of Lebanon. It is clear from our recent trade mission to Beirut, and subsequent follow-up visits, that there are exciting opportunities for the PCA and BESA to combine forces and develop educational initiatives that can both benefit Lebanese pupils, alongside pupils across the region. Investment Minister celebrates the UK’s pioneering education sector at Bett Memorandum of Understanding signed to develop innovation in education in Lebanon and facilitate digital transformation development New figures show education exports generate almost £20bn for the UK economy This partnership would not have been possible were it not for the combined efforts of the UK’s Department for International Trade and Department for International Development. It is a paradigm example of how joined-up government can help benefit British commercial interests, as well as helping to drive up the quality of education of pupils, which in this instance includes large numbers of refugees in the region that Lebanon has so generously taken in. BESA is the trade association for the UK education suppliers’ sector that operate on a not-for-profit basis and are accountable to an executive Council elected by member companies. PCA is the Professional Computer Association of Lebanon, is the trade association for Lebanon ICT suppliers’ sector that operate on none-for-profit basis and are accountable to elected board members represent the professional ICT companies in Lebanon. Investment Minister Graham Stuart celebrates the UK’s pioneering education sector as the British Education Suppliers Association (BESA) partners with its Lebanese counterpart to help improve the educational outcomes of Syrian refugees living in Lebanon.Signed at Bett, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) shared with the Professional Computer Association of Lebanon (PCA) will develop innovation in education in Lebanon and facilitate digital transformation development.Taking place at London’s ExCel, Bett is the world’s biggest education trade show, bringing together over 850 companies and over 34,700 attendees.The Department for International Trade (DIT) will lead its biggest-ever presence, hosting 20 UK companies on its stand to showcase the best of British innovation in the education sector.Bett coincides with news that Britain’s education sector remains one of its most lucrative international assets, with new figures released today showing that international education exports generates almost £20bn annually for the UK economy.The figures, which include income from international students and English language training overseas, are growing year-on-year to an estimated £19.9bn in 2016 – an increase of 26% since 2010 – generating significant revenue for the UK.Graham Stuart, Minister for Investment, said: Bett will undoubtedly provide many more excellent opportunities for UK companies to take forward existing relationships and find new global partners, and the Department for International Trade is here to help any business looking to deepen its international links.center_img I’m delighted to see so many UK companies represented at Bett, showcasing our pioneering EdTech and educational supplies sector. The agreement signed today between BESA and PCA is a fantastic example of how UK expertise can benefit educational outcomes in countries across the world. UK companies exhibiting at Bett include Pobble, a London-based EdTech company that helps improve children’s writing by allowing teachers to plan exciting lessons, allowing pupils to connect with classes around the world, and makes moderation of writing easier.The company has secured significant international investment from across the globe and is seeing considerable success in markets ranging from the UAE to Singapore.DIT will also bring delegations of buyers from key markets including China, Indonesia and Brazil, to meet with UK businesses. There will also be an Export Theatre, where market experts from DIT will provide guidance on global markets and international expansion.ENDS Sincere thanks must also go to the Lebanese Ministry of Education for being so welcoming to our member companies and being so open to engagement with British educational suppliers. Caroline Wright, Director General, BESA, said:last_img read more

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Steve Gunn Adds Spring Tour Dates, Shares Video For New Single “Vagabond” From Upcoming Album [Watch]

first_imgFolk-rock guitarist and singer Steve Gunn has shared the third single from his forthcoming studio album, The Unseen in Between, which next Friday, January 18th on Matador Records. The lively new tune is titled “Vagabond”, and follows the previously shared tracks, “New Moon” and “Stonehurst Cowboy”.“Vagabond” was reportedly named after Gunn’s favorite Agnes Varda film, and once again showcases the musician’s ability to captivate the listeners with meaningful lyrics and subtly attractive melodies with that brooding voice of his—a skill that should not be overlooked too quickly. The vibrant musical makeup of “Vagabond” contrasts heavily with the slower tempo of “Stonehurst Cowboy” and the low-key psychedelia of “New Moon”. This song charges forwards with a consistency that is much more similar to standout singles from his last solo album like “Ancient Jules” or “Full Moon Tide”.Gunn teamed up with director Jason Evans for a music video in hopes of providing a fitting visual accompaniment worthy of the impressive new song. Their collaboration worked, as the colorless aesthetics of the video allow “Vagabond” to stand on its own without trying to show off with some crazy visual effect or trick. There is some crafty strobe-like camera editing which begins near the middle and again towards the end of the video, so tread lightly.Steve Gunn – “Vagabond” – Official Video[Video: Matador Records]“I wrote all these songs on the acoustic guitar and wanted to keep it as simple as possible. Recording them acoustically, it all came naturally,” Gunn admitted about his latest project in a recent interview. “I feel like the last album, Behind the Lines, is a bit more electric and I kind of wanted to take a step back and be more vocally forward and let the songs unfold naturally. I wanted it to sound more live and I think I really felt like it would make a difference going into the studio knowing the songs.”Gunn began introducing some of the new material to fans in New York City during a recent run of shows at Union Pool in the fall of 2018. He’ll head out on the first U.S. leg of his 2019 world tour later this month beginning on January 30th in New Haven, Connecticut. He also unveiled a new batch of U.S. dates scheduled for this spring to go with Tuesday’s song premiere, which will begin following his European run of shows throughout all of March and early April. The new dates begin on April 18th in Milwaukee and continue until May 4th with a closing performance in Washington, D.C. Tickets will go on sale starting this Friday, January 11th via Gunn’s website. You can reference a full list of upcoming shows below.New Steve Gunn 2019 Tour DatesApril 18 – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus ClubApril 19 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln HallApril 20 – Galien, MI – The StorehouseApril 21 – St. Louis, MO – Off BroadwayApril 22 – Oklahoma City, OK – 89th StreetApril 23 – Dallas, TX – Double WideApril 24 – Austin, TX – BarracudaApril 26 – Birmingham, AL – SaturnApril 27 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt ClubApril 28 – Atlanta, GA – The EarlApril 29 – Nashville, TN – The BasementApril 30 – Asheville, NC – The MothlightMay 1 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s CradleMay 2 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood TheatreMay 3 – Richmond, VA – Richmond Music HallMay 4 – Washington, DC – SongbyrdView All Tour Dates[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

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Scott Jurek Fined for Katahdin Celebration

first_imgPhoto by Luis EscobarMILLINOCKET, Maine —Ultra marathoner Scott Jurek accepted a plea deal yesterday that will require him to pay $500 for consuming champagne at the summit of Maine’s Mount Katahdin immediately after his record-setting Appalachian Trail thru-hike.Jurek, who was represented by attorney Walter McKee in a Millinocket District Court, was originally accused of bringing alcohol to the summit, littering, and bringing an oversized group—charges which carried a combined fine of some $3,000.Both the charges of littering and bringing an oversized group were deemed unsubstantiated, but Jurek admitted to the consumption of alcohol and was therefore fined $500—about $300 more than a typical public drinking summons in the state of Maine.“Today I resolved the infractions filed against me by Baxter State Park rangers,” Jurek wrote in his personal blog. “The littering charged was dismissed, and rightfully so. I did not litter, not for over 2,189 miles, not at the top of Mount Katahdin. The group size charge was also dismissed, no surprise there. I checked in at the base of Mount Katahdin with 12 people and that’s all my group ever had. The consumption of alcohol charge was accepted. I had a couple of sips of champagne. A friend brought the bottle without my knowledge to surprise me and two rangers at the bottom gave him a verbal okay.”Read more here.last_img read more

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Trail Mix – Ben Gilmer

first_imgBen Gilmer sings of  Southwest Virginia’s hard times and humble goodness on his new record.I’m a sucker for the sights, aromas, and  sounds of a good county fair.Can anything top the smell of funnel cakes frying, the stunning collection of bad tattoos on proud display, or the adrenaline rush that comes from entrusting one’s life to a rickety thrill ride hastily constructed by a carny crew whose qualifications are dubious at best?Unlikely.Singer/songwriter Ben Gilmer must share my love of all things related to the midway, as the Virginia native titled his recently released record Russell County Fair.Gilmer, born and raised on a farm in Russell County, has since moved on to West Virginia after a stint in Seattle. Regardless of where he has called home, Gilmer has continued to write songs that echo with the musical traditions of his native Appalachian Mountains. Tales of hard times, bad luck, and the future of a region beset by the struggles of its past abound in his writing and on this new record.I recently caught up with Ben to chat about the future of Southwest Virginia, growing up in a musical family, and country fair fare.BRO – Did you come from one of those Southwest Virginia families where everyone played something with strings?BG – Pretty much. My Paw on my dad’s side played about everything with strings, his children played in a family band called Jenny & The Gentlemen, and a lot of us grandchildren play. My Aunt Ann on my mom’s side was one of my biggest musical influences. She has done a good bit of studio work through the years and is just an all around killer musician. Both sides of my family still have jam sessions at family gatherings at least a few times a year.BRO – How did growing up in Southwest Virginia influence you as a musician?BG – My childhood in Southwest Virginia was full of bluegrass, country, gospel, and Southern rock music. It’s probably not too hard to hear that background in the songs that I write. And I grew up around a lot of humble, hardworking, honest, and witty Southwest Virginians. I generally aspire to embody those qualities in my songwriting, even if I sometimes fall short.BRO – We are featuring “Tastes Like Hard Love” on this month’s Trail Mix. Should everyone, at some point, get a little taste of hard love?BG – I think everyone experiences hard love. I guess we need to know how it tastes in order to recognize and appreciate the sweet stuff when it shows up.BRO – Southwest Virginia has faced some tough times recently. Where do you think the region goes from here?BG – I believe it is really up to us to determine where we go from here. Even if it sucks, this means accepting no single person, policy, or industry is going to save or bury us. A good friend of mine likes to say that there isn’t going to be a silver bullet in Central Appalachia, but there sure could be a lot of silver BBs. I am hopeful that we can embrace and learn from our past, honor our traditions, build on our assets, and keep our eyes focused on the present and future.BRO – What’s your go to fair food?BG – No question – a big pork bbq sandwich from my Uncle David’s Cliffside Grille booth. This is the same uncle that dressed up as Elvis and painted his car pink for his demolition derby debut at the Russell County Fair. Don’t I have the coolest family ever?You can track down more information on Ben Gilmer by surfing over to his website. His touring schedule is a bit quiet right now, but shows will be picking up soon. In the meantime, be sure to peruse the tracks from Russell County Fair.Also, make sure you take a listen to “Tastes Like Hard Love” on this month’s Trail Mix.last_img read more

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Brazilian Armed Forces Perform Operation Atlantic III

first_img The scope of the operation includes the maritime area within the “Blue Amazon” and part of the national territory, with a special focus on maritime communication lines in the southern and southeastern regions, as well as on the defense of strategic structures, such as ports, refineries, hydroelectric and nuclear plants. In addition, part of the planning includes controlling the area and maritime traffic, interception missions, coastal defense, maritime patrol, logistic aerial transportation, anti-aircraft defense, and coordination and control of the aerial space. Between November 19 and 30, the Brazilian Navy, Army, and Air Force are developing Joint Operation “Atlantic III,” coordinated by the Ministry of Defense. The exercise involves approximately 10,000 troops from the three branches that work on operational activities, support of the population, and training in the states of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Paraná, Santa Catarina, and Rio Grande do Sul. By Dialogo November 26, 2012 For more information, visit the site According to my knowledge and familiarity, my comment is: let all of us go to work. What work disrespect did our Armed Forces commit? SEA, LAND and AIR: Joint Planning, Science and Technology, All Units Advancement: for and to our People and Country. Undoubtedly, these are the most serious things we can imagine and contribute in order for us to be successful. Best regards, Aureliano Besides the Military events, there are some civic and social activities taking place in the area where the exercise is being performed. The local population has been receiving first aid and hygiene training, and benefits from medical and dental services. center_img The Brazilian Navy supplied two escort ships, two support vessels, two submarines, three patrol vessels, and six helicopters. The Army presented 96 lightweight vehicles, 101 transport vehicles, nine armored vehicles, and nine ambulances. Likewise, the Brazilian Air Force provided four attack aircrafts, five patrol airplanes, five transport aircrafts, and one helicopter. Admiral Gilberto Max Roffé Hirschfeld, naval operations commander, will lead the operation with support from the Joint Staff, which consists of officers and soldiers from the three branches of the Armed Forces. The objective of the operation, which is the result of a complex plan by the Ministry of Defense, coordinated by the Joint Staff of the Armed Forces, is mainly to prepare for Brazil’s defense of marine resources and strategic structures. last_img read more

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Collaboration is the key for cybersecurity success

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Working with credit unions of all sizes for just under 12 years now in the realm of cybersecurity, it was evident that collaboration is the key to combat the adversaries around the world. My impression was backed up in the summer of 2014 when the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) piloted a cybersecurity examination work program (Cybersecurity Assessment) at over 500 community financial institutions to evaluate their preparedness to mitigate cyber risks. One of the key findings was that there is a serious need to enhance threat intelligence and collaboration.With credit unions trending to acquire community charters, competition plays more of a role than collaboration. Although competition can be healthy, it doesn’t prove to be a positive thing when fighting cybercrime. The FFIEC published the following four questions for credit unions to consider:What is your process to gather and analyze threat and vulnerability information from multiple sources?How do you leverage this information to improve risk management practices?What reports are provided to your board on cyber events and trends?Who is accountable for maintaining relationships with law enforcement? continue reading »last_img read more

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