first_img50 Rockefeller Plaza and Katten’s Chris DiAngelo (Credit: Google and Katten)Chicago-based law firm Katten is relocating its Manhattan offices to a large spread at Rockefeller Center.The company — formed out of the 2002 merger between Chicago’s Katten Muchin & Zavis and New York’s Rosenman & Colin — signed a lease for 125,000 square feet at Tishman Speyer’s 50 Rockefeller Plaza, the law firm told The Real Deal.Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.Katten and its 200 employees will relocate from their current offices at 575 Madison Avenue, which is owned by the estate of real estate mogul and philanthropist Harold Derfner.Chris DiAngelo, managing partner of Katten’s New York office, said the move to 50 Rock will help the firm “draw and retain top talent.”ADVERTISEMENTThe law firm will move into five floors at the 15-story building beginning next spring.A Cushman and Wakefield team of John Cefaly, Robert Lowe, Jon Herman and Evan Algier represented Katten in negotiations. Tishman, which is also Katten’s landlord in Chicago at 525 West Monroe Street, represented itself in-house.Other tenants at 50 Rock include the investment firm Rockefeller Capital Management, which inked a 15-year lease for 65,000 square feet in the building last year. This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

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first_imgAdvocate for coaches in London convicted for employing sex offenderFormer coach operator Sue Reynolds has stepped down from the London Tourist Coach Operators Association (LTCOA) after a conviction for knowingly employing a barred driver.Sue Reynolds will ‘never work in this area again’Mrs Reynolds had employed Dennis Passover between 2010-2015 to drive schoolchildren, despite knowing about his conviction for possessing indecent images of children, a court heard.He had been barred from activity with children since 2008, when he was dismissed from St Albans-based Reynolds Diplomat, but he was later re-employed by the firm.He was arrested in March 2015 on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children. On hearing the police were at the depot, he had abandoned the coach he was driving at Ealing Broadway and tried to run, but was caught later that day in Hastings.An investigation was carried out, and Mrs Reynolds admitted she had employed Mr Passover for many years. She claimed she did not know he was barred from activity with children, and believed his caution was for selling pornographic videos.Mrs Reynolds was found guilty in July, and fined £7,500 at the Old Bailey on Thursday (11 August).Reynolds Diplomat, which Mrs Reynolds started with her husband Richard in 1988, completed its sale to JJ Kavanagh-owned Mullanys UK in January.Mrs Reynolds resigned as a Director of the LTCOA at the time of her conviction in July. She said: “It was important to me that publicity of this situation did not detract from the very important work that the LTCOA and other bodies do to support this industry.”For Mrs Reynolds, Guy Gozem QC told the court: “The defendant will never, ever be able to work in this area again.”last_img read more

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first_imgAsked why he had sent a memo to U.S. President George W. Bush in July 2002 stating “I will be with you, whatever,” Blair said he wanted to reassure his American counterpart that the U.K. supported the U.S.“I wanted to make sure America did not feel alone,” Blair said. “I did want the U.K. to be their partner of choice, to be the first telephone call they made.”Blair acknowledged he should have done things differently and said he regretted the loss of life, but said the outcome would have been worse had he not acted.“I agree completely that when you go back over it, for example on the intelligence, yes in retrospect it would have been better to have challenged it,” Blair said, but added: “I would argue very strongly that whatever the processes, it was the right thing to do.”“It’s not simply because of the hundreds of thousands of people that were victims of Saddam before he was deposed. If he’d been left in power, he would have gone back to his programs again.” Also On POLITICO How the UK press reacted to the Chilcot report By Alex Spence 5 takeaways from Chilcot Report on Tony Blair’s Iraq war By Tom McTague Tony Blair: More sorry than you can ever know By Stephen Brown Chilcot: Blair invaded Iraq before exhausting peaceful options By Tom McTague In his first media interview since the release of a damning report into the run-up to the Iraq invasion and its aftermath, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Iraq was better off because of the war.“I don’t think this struggle was in vain in the end,” Blair said in an interview on BBC Radio 4. “I sincerely believe that we would be in a worse position if we hadn’t acted in that way.”The report into the war, the result of a seven-year investigation by former civil servant Sir John Chilcot, found Blair committed to the invasion almost eight months before he had the parliamentary and legal backing, before diplomatic alternatives were exhausted, and on the basis of flawed intelligence.last_img read more

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first_imgSetlist: The Werks At Newport Hall, Columbus, OH – 11/20/15One Set: Inside A Dream, Drop> Dream jam> Eminence Front, Onslaught> Find Your Way#, Give Or Take>$ Plain White Toast, Not Alone, Waiting RoomE: Dream On*Notes:# “Norwegian Wood” and “My Favorite Things” tease.$ First time played * with Brook Jordan on drums, Mihali Savoulidis on guitar, Dino and Gubb on double bass and Rob Chafin on vocals.Full gallery of photos can be seen below: Load remaining images Both The Werks and Twiddle have become something of a family unit on their current fall tour together, as the cleverly-named TWERK Tour has been something of a jam-packed nationwide celebration. The two groups continue to bring high-energy performances on a nightly basis, even on the final days of this extended run.Last night, November 20th, saw these two groups hit the Newport Hall in Columbus, OH. Timed with the release of The Werks’ new album, Inside A Dream, the band was firing on all cylinders. Of particular note was the “Dream On” encore, that saw both band share the stage. Having the doubled action of Twiddle and the Werks together is always a home run.Check out photos of the show below, courtesy of Phierce Photography:last_img read more

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first_imgThe University outlined plans for end of semester COVID-19 testing in an email sent to students Wednesday. Priority for testing appointments will go to students whose home address is in a state or country that requires a test for reentry based on the guidelines at the time.“Priority will be based on early November state and country requirements and a student’s home address in Banner,” the email said.The University will halt surveillance testing from Nov. 9 to Nov. 20 to allow for departure testing. During this time period, any student wishing to get a saliva-based test will be able to do so. Diagnostic testing will also continue during this time.In addition, students who live in an immediate household with an individual at high-risk for the virus should apply for an accommodation through Sara Bea by Oct. 23 to receive priority in scheduling a test, the email said.Tags: COVID testing, high risk, surveillance testinglast_img read more

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first_imgUK-based developer and builder of marine engines Rolls-Royce has signed a contract for the delivery of 12 azimuthing thrusters to Sanmar Shipyard in Turkey, with an option for additional 30 units.The azimuth thrusters from Rolls-Royce will provide propulsion for 6 tugboats, rising to 21 if the option is exercised. Each tugboat has a bollard pull of 60 to 80 metric tons.“This year we delivered our 150th thruster to Sanmar and the announcement of this further contract extends our long standing and continued cooperation,” Helge Gjerde, Rolls-Royce, President Commercial – Marine, said.The contracted thrusters will be delivered during 2016, to be installed on vessels for European and Middle East tug operators. The deliveries from Rolls-Royce include a thruster control system. Thrusters are manufactured at the company’s Rauma site in Finland.last_img read more

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first_imgIndonesia, together with the International Energy Agency (IEA), has launched a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Clean Energy at the opening of the Bali Clean Energy Forum last week.The Bali-based centre aims to provide world-leading research and development in renewable energy and energy efficiency.It is an integrated center for research, development of research results, education, and capacity building implementation.The centre will also serve to facilitate the investment in clean energy development with three main needs: information, technology, and financing.Sudirman Said, Indonesia’s Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, said: “CoE will become a connecting channel for national preparedness in realizing an energy system based on clean and sustainable energy sources, because it supports efforts to accelerate the development of renewable energy up to 23% in the composition of the national energy mix by 2025.“For a period of four years, the CoE will focus on supporting the efforts to support the development of the 35 GW electrification programs, of which 25% or about 8.8 GW will come from renewable energy.”Fatih Birol, IEA Executive Director who co-hosted the event, added: “The IEA firmly believes that the global transition to a clean energy system requires a new era of collaboration, on a scale the world has never seen. The IEA’s partnership with the Indonesia Centre of Excellence is a great step forward in this direction.”More than 1,000 leaders from government, industry, research and development organizations gathered on February 11, 2015 for the Bali Clean Energy Forum, IEA’s press release reads.last_img read more

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first_imgEngie E&P Norge has awarded contracts for front end engineering and design (FEED) studies for modifications at the Gjøa platform in the North Sea to Kongsberg Maritime, Saipem and Hereema Marine Contractors.The modifications are part of the work being done to enable the Skarfjell-licence (PL418) to connect to the Engie E&P-operated Gjøa platform through a subsea solution. Wintershall Norway AS is the operator in the Skarfjell-licence.Kongsberg Maritime AS has been awarded a contract for FEED studies in connection with the modification and upgrading of control and safety systems on Gjøa for the tie-in of Skarfjell. The work has started and will be completed in August 2017.Saipem and Hereema Marine Contractors have been awarded contracts for the FEED studies related to offshore heavy lifting work. The scope covers two separate and parallel studies that will clarify the different options for safe and efficient lifting and installation of the Skarfjell-module on Gjøa. The work has started and will be completed in August 2017.“The contracts are central in preparing the Gjøa platform to be able to receive production from the Skarfjell-licence,” says head of development and non-operated ventures in ENGIE E&P Norge, Anne Botne. She adds:“The tie-in of Skarfjell production to Gjøa is in line with ENGIE E&P’s strategy to make Gjøa a hub for future fields in the area and to extend the lifetime of the Gjøa platform.”Gjøa is a semi-submersible production unit with high processing and export capacity. The platform is operated with power from shore through a 100 km long submarine cable from Mongstad. Gjøa was the fifth most productive field on the Norwegian continental shelf in 2016, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.Licence partners in PL153 Gjøa are: ENGIE E&P Norge AS (operator and 30%), Petoro AS (30%), Wintershall Norge AS (20%), Det Norske Shell (12%) and DEA Norge (8%).last_img read more

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