U.S. Anglican-Roman Catholic consultation issues communiqué

first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA [April 23, 2020] The 82nd meeting of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Theological Consultation in the United States of America (ARCUSA) met remotely for three days from April 15-17, 2020, hosted by the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.Episcopalians present were the Right Reverend Dr. John Bauerschmidt (co-chair, Bishop of Tennessee), the Reverend Dr. Michael Cover, the Reverend Dr. Dan Joslyn-Siemiatkoski, Dr. John Kiess, the Right Reverend Catherine Waynick (retired, Indianapolis), Dr. Christopher Wells, the Reverend Dr. Denise Yarbrough, the Reverend Margaret Rose (staff) and Mr. Richard Mammana (staff).Roman Catholics present were the Most Reverend John Michael Botean (Romanian Catholic Eparchy of St George in Canton, co-chair), Dr. Kimberly Belcher, the Reverend Dr. William O’Neill SJ (remotely from Nairobi), the Reverend Dr. Thomas Rausch SJ, and the Reverend Dr. Ron Roberson CSP (staff). Dr. Barbara Sain and Dr. Samuel Thomas sent regrets.Against a background of Compline and Morning Prayer, participants continued the dialogue’s engagement with reconciliation in theology, scripture, and tradition. William O’Neill, John Kiess, Dan Joslyn-Siemiatkoski, and Denise Yarbrough presented proposed sections of a document on reconciliation. Michael Cover presented his draft introduction to the document. Discussion followed about revisions to the document, which has moved into drafting stages to be received at future meetings.ARCUSA is also preparing a response to the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) 2017 document Walking Together on the Way: Learning to be the Church – Local, Regional, Universal, the first international Anglican-Roman Catholic statement since 2004.The Episcopal Church and Roman Catholic Church have been in local dialogue for more than 50 years through ARCUSA, and on the international level through the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC). In a common declaration signed in 2006 by Rowan Williams, then Archbishop of Canterbury, and Pope Benedict XVI, the two leaders renewed the historic commitment to the goal of “full visible communion in the truth of Christ.” ARCUSA’s conversations maintain open communication between the two churches with this objective.The consultation has previously produced documents on Ecclesiology and Moral Discernment(2014), a response to Mary: Grace and Hope in Christ (2007), and A Pastoral Guide for Understanding Our Two Churches (2007).ARCUSA will meet next September 23-25, 2020 in Chicago.The Communiqué was prepared by Richard Mammana for the Episcopal Church Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations.  Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Belleville, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit an Event Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest center_img Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Back to Press Releases Featured Jobs & Calls Curate Diocese of Nebraska TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Tags Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Church Office of Public AffairsPosted Apr 23, 2020 Anglican-Roman Catholic Theological Consultation in the United States of America issues communiqué Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Ecumenical & Interreligious Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Bath, NC last_img read more

Numbers giving in N Ireland increase

first_img Howard Lake | 29 November 2013 | News  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The number of people giving to charity in Northern Ireland has increased over the last two years but the average donation size has slightly declined, according to research published by NICVA.According to Individual Giving 2013: an overview of charitable giving in Northern Ireland, between 2011 and 2013 the percentage of the population of Northern Ireland giving increased from 66% to 73%. Women were more likely to give at 76%, up from 66%, while 71% of men give to charity against 66% in 2011.The average donation was £17.64, down from £17.78. Although a higher proportion of women give to charity, men, at an average donation of £19, give more than women, whose average donation is £16.44.[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]The level of giving amongst 16-23 year olds, however, more than doubled since 2011[/quote]The research found widely varying donation levels across age groups, with 16-23 year olds giving an average donation of £8.68 and over 65 year olds giving most at £24. The level of giving amongst 16-23 year olds, however, more than doubled since 2011.The biggest drop in average donation size was recorded amongst the 35-44 age group whose donation level dropped from £23.42 to £13.48.There were also big regional variations in giving. County Down was the most generous while people in Belfast gave the least.The face to face research, which was revealed at a seminar hosted by Giving NI and NICVA, was conducted by Mori earlier in the year. Individual Giving in Northern Ireland. Source: NICVA Tagged with: Individual giving Northern Ireland Research / statisticscenter_img Numbers giving in N Ireland increase AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Authorities urged to drop all charges against two Al-Jazeera journalists

first_img Receive email alerts Fahmy, who is Canadian, was ordered to pay 250,000 Egyptian pounds (29,000 euros) in bail. Mohamed, who is Egyptian, was freed without bail. But both are still accused of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and are due to appear in court again on 23 February.“We welcome the conditional release of Fahmy and Mohamed after more than 400 days in detention,” Reporters Without Borders programme director Lucie Morillon said. “It is essential that the Egyptian authorities now withdraw all the charges against them. These two journalists must not be subjected to a second trial. They are the victims of a political prosecution orchestrated by General Sisi. All they did was exercise their right to inform the public.”Reporters Without Borders continues to demand the release of the 15 journalists currently detained in Egypt, which is ranked 158th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News February 12, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities urged to drop all charges against two Al-Jazeera journalists Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution News Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Reporters Without Borders is relieved by today’s Cairo court decision to release Al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed provisionally and calls on the Egyptian authorities to immediately drop all charges against them. News News Organisation EgyptMiddle East – North Africa to go further Help by sharing this information EgyptMiddle East – North Africa February 6, 2021 Find out more Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff February 1, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Egypt January 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Lehman’s Brothers Holdings: 2.4 Billion Bankruptcy Offer Accepted

first_img  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] June 2, 2017 1,965 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Less Directive to Bank Boards as the Fed Steps Back Next: Liz Bryant Named to Lead Wells Fargo’s Retail Sales About Author: Brianna Gilpin Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago AEGON USA Investment Management and Western Asset Management Company Cascade Investment Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Gibbs & Bruns LLP Goldman Sachs Asset Management Invesco Advisers Kore Advisors LLC BlackRock Financial Management Inc. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Neuberger Berman Europe Limited Pacific Investment Management Company LLC Robert Madden Sealink Designated Activity Company The TCW Group Thrivent Financial for Lutherans through its investment manager Voya Investment Management LLC 2017-06-02 Brianna Gilpincenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: AEGON USA Investment Management and Western Asset Management Company Cascade Investment Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Gibbs & Bruns LLP Goldman Sachs Asset Management Invesco Advisers Kore Advisors LLC BlackRock Financial Management Inc. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Neuberger Berman Europe Limited Pacific Investment Management Company LLC Robert Madden Sealink Designated Activity Company The TCW Group Thrivent Financial for Lutherans through its investment manager Voya Investment Management LLC Lehman’s Brothers Holdings: 2.4 Billion Bankruptcy Offer Accepted Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Lehman’s Brothers Holdings: 2.4 Billion Bankruptcy Offer Accepted Related Articles Fourteen investors represented by Gibbs & Bruns LLP, a litigation boutique engaged in high-stakes business and commercial litigation, announced Friday that the trustees have accepted the settlement offer from the Plan Administrator for Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., a global financial services firm that declared bankruptcy in 2008. The settlement will payout a minimum of $2.4 billion, subject to a judges approval.The counsel for the Institutional Investors, Robert Madden, called the announcement, “an important step in finally resolving the Lehman RMBS claims, and obtaining value for certificate holders in the trusts”The Settlement Agreement was accepted and entered into by the Trustees for the 238 Trusts. The Institutional Investors who are parties to the agreement include AEGON USA Investment Management, LLC; BlackRock Financial Management Inc.; Cascade Investment, L.L.C.; Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta; Goldman Sachs Asset Management, LP; Invesco Advisers, Inc.; Kore Advisors, LP; Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; Pacific Investment Management Company LLC; Sealink Designated Activity Company, through its investment manager; Neuberger Berman Europe Limited; The TCW Group, Inc.; Thrivent Financial for Lutherans; Voya Investment Management LLC, and Western Asset Management Company.Payment of the settlement will be distributed after the Bankruptcy Court determines the allowable amount of the claim and all required court approvals have become final. When this will happen is not certain due to whether the judicial findings required by the Settlement Agreement are granted, when the estimation proceeding to set the amount of the allowed claim is concluded, whether the amount estimated and allowed is subject to appeal, and certain required REMIC determinations.The Institution Investors will not benefit differently than other investors under the settlement. Each RMBS Trust’s allocable share of the settlement payment will flow down its payment waterfall according to the governing documents of that Trust.For more information, click here. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

LYIT protest march highlights how student is forced to live in her car

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Hundreds of LYIT students marched to Government Deputy Joe McHugh’s office in Letterkenny today protesting at grant delays and possible cuts to third-level education in the next week’s budget.Students fear that many may be forced to drop out of college if grants get lower and fees increase.Many students are still awaiting news on grants for this year due to a backlog with the new centralised SUSI system.LYIT first year student Aiden Ni Ghallachoir says the situation is much worse for some than others:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/stud530PROTEST.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Previous articleDOE at Stormont approves NW Science Park plansNext articleDerry man with 472 convictions jailed again News Highland News LYIT protest march highlights how student is forced to live in her car Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter By News Highland – November 28, 2012 center_img Facebook Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Improvement works to begin at St Joseph’s Hospital

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Improvement works to begin at St Joseph’s Hospital Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – January 15, 2020 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Twitter Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp The HSE says it is commencing a €4 million upgrading and refurbishment programme at St Joseph’s Hospital in Stranorlar.The HSE says in the short term, work will begin next week to deal with HIQA compliance issues, including the provision of extra bathroom and ensuite facilities.The planning and implementation works will continue into 2020 for the design and major development of St Joseph’s.Once complete, the HSE says the current compliment of 67 beds will be maintained in enhanced facilities,along with enhanced primary care, day and ambulance services.HSE Management say they will engage with representations from the St Joseph’s Hospital Action Group throughout these ongoing developments.***************HSE Statement in full -15th January 2019HSE Media Statement – St Joseph’s Hospital, DonegalThe HSE is commencing the upgrading and refurbishment of the St Joseph’s Hospital Stranorlar.  The overall total investment planned on the campus is estimated at €4.0m.These works are included in the capital plan 2016  – 2021 and will  preserve and develop the Community Hospital facility for Stranorlar / Ballybofey area on the current site.In the short term the HSE will invest Capital in St Joseph’s in order to deal with HIQA compliance issues. These works will  commence in the third week of January 2020, and will entail mainly the upgrading and provision of extra bathroom and ensuite facilities.The planning and implementation works will continue into 2020 for the design and major development of St Joseph’s.  The construction works will be carefully planned and phased to minimise the disruption to the residents and services at the campus, and exact timeframes will be advised following consultation with all parties. The upgrade works, when completed, will maintain the current compliment of 67 beds in enhanced facilities as well as providing enhanced primary care, day services and ambulance services at St Joseph’s.Local HSE Management will engage with local representations from the St Joseph’s Hospital Action Group throughout these ongoing developments. Twitter Previous articleBoil notices issued on nine private water supplies in Donegal in 2018Next articleHopes that MICA redress scheme will be published before the election News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApplast_img read more

66 additional cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland, no new deaths

first_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows 66 additional cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland, no new deaths Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Google+ Previous articleCaolan Irwin on the start of the BSB 600 Championship seasonNext articleKilcar remain unbeaten with big victory over Glenswilly News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+center_img Facebook Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Twitter 66 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Ireland this evening.The Department of Health has reported no new deaths.Of the 66 confirmed cases, 21 are in Kildare, 16 in Dublin, 6 in Limerick, and the rest of the 23 cases are in Clare, Donegal, Laois, Louth, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary and Wicklow.The total number of cases in Ireland is now 27,257. By News Highland – August 16, 2020 WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

Horrors of Oct. 31 past

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Going to the graveyard was a lot of fun. One of the classrooms was as dark as pitch and, on each desk was a tombstone with a teacher’s name. A haint led you around the graveyard and shined a flashlight on the tombstone to read which teachers had died. Each tombstone had a “saying” on it. The one I remember most is “Up to the Golden City, she goes. Jolly and Fat, Little Miss Dubose.” I don’t know if Miss Dubose thought that was funny but I sure did.The Operation would scare us out of our shoes. From behind a hanging bedsheet, we watched the shadowy operation. First, the nurse knocked the patient out with a sledge hammer. Even knocked out, the patient would scream loud when the doctor sliced his stomach with a butcher’s knife to take out his appendix and pulled out what looked like a long link of sausage from his stomach. Then, the doctor had to cut again, this time with scissors to get out the patient’s ticking heart. The nurse had to hit the patient in the head with a hammer again so the doctor could sew the patient up with a long needle and thread. Most of the time, the patient’s heart would ring and we would clap to know that he was alive again. You Might Like This is a critical election for Americans Americans face a crucial choice during and after this November’s presidential election.  Perhaps more significant than the contest between Donald… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The scariest room was the Haunted House. We had to crawl through an oil drum to get into the dark, Haunted House. A dead man was in the coffin with blood coming out of his mouth. His eyes were in a jar and we got to feel of them and his intestine that were wet and slimy. When we walked on his “death bed” he would moan. One little boy stepped through the death bed and his foot got caught in a bed spring. The teacher had to turn the lights on and the principal had to come.The hayride was a lot of fun but the most fun was the costume parade. One year, I was a hobo. I wore Daddy’s work pants that I held up with suspenders and his work boots, a fishing hat and I smoked a pipe. I won a prize – a ribbon and a Hershey bar. That was the best Halloween of all. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen Of all the holidays of my childhood, Halloween was my very favorite. Ghosts, goblins, haints, witches on broomsticks, howling black cats, devils with pitchforks and rattling skeletons ruled the night.The fun of Halloween was first, going from house to house, with our paper mache pumpkin treat bags, yelling “Trick or Treat!” and getting enough penny candy and blow gum to rot our teeth out before New Year’s Day. Then, we were off to the schoolhouse for the scary fun of the Halloween Carnival. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationcenter_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories Print Article Next UpWhat a magical place that was with the Fortune Teller who most often saw good grades in our futures but other times a walk through the “coat” room to get our little bottoms blistered.We bobbed for apples in a tin tub of tap water, fished for treats hidden behind a grandma’s bed quilt, picked up swimming ducks in a tin tub of soapy water and tossed ping-pong balls into our mamas’ glass serving bowls trying to win a paper whistle or more penny candy.The cake walk in the auditorium looked like fun but the mamas and daddies kept the numbers full and their little children could only stand and watch. Published 10:59 pm Friday, October 23, 2020 Horrors of Oct. 31 past Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

HFZ, Ziel Feldman sued for default on Upper East Side loan

first_imgShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Ziel Feldman with 150, 152 and 154 East 79th Street, and 1131 and 1135 Lexington Avenue (Getty, Google Maps)Another day, another lawsuit for HFZ Capital Group and its founder, Ziel Feldman.Great Neck, New York–based W Financial REIT is suing an affiliate of HFZ and Feldman for defaulting on a loan tied to five Upper East Side properties.W Financial REIT provided the $43.6 million loan in February for five properties: 150, 152 and 154 East 79th Street, and 1131 and 1135 Lexington Avenue. The lender alleges that Feldman, HFZ’s managing principal, personally guaranteed the loan.The suit, filed Tuesday in Nassau County Supreme Court, alleges that HFZ first defaulted on the loan in June and again in the following months. The lender alleges HFZ still has not repaid the loan.The lender is also seeking accrued interest and other fees in addition to the $43.6 million principal. In total, W Financial REIT aims to collect about $48.6 million.The Upper East Side acquisition was possibly part of an assemblage to build a larger development.HFZ had purchased the three properties on 79th Street in March 2020, having acquired the two Lexington Avenue sites in 2017 and 2018. The firm paid a combined $78.75 million for the five properties, records show.Neither W Financial REIT nor its attorney responded to a request to comment. HFZ also did not respond to a request to comment.The case adds to the growing list of lawsuits against the New York development firm and its founder.HFZ was once one of the city’s most prolific condo developers, but it has become entangled in liens and litigation. At its trophy project, the XI condo development in Chelsea, construction has come to a halt. And sources previously told The Real Deal that its lender, the Children’s Investment Fund, was in talks to bring on a new developer to finish the project.Feldman, who founded the firm in 2005, guaranteed a number of the loans financing HFZ’s projects. Many of these loans are now in default, leaving Feldman personally on the hook to cover the shortfalls.In the meantime, Feldman has been unloading his personal residences including one in the Hamptons, which fetched $50 million. Share via Shortlinkcenter_img TagsHFZ Capital GroupReal Estate Lawsuitsupper east sidelast_img read more

Combi options

first_imgWhat can it do?The SelfCooking Center can bake anything from bread to pizza or cakes at the touch of a button. It is claimed to cook up to 15% faster than conventional combi-steamers, saving both time and money. Comment from the manufacturer:Vic Brown, managing director of Rational UK, says: “Whatever the skill level of the staff, consumers still expect great quality from the bakery. They also expect to be able to buy both traditional and new exciting products.”—-=== What’s on the market: ===Name of the range:Lincat Opus Combi Steamers in two specification ranges: SelfCooking Centers and CombiMastersPrice range: from £6,233 for the 6-grid electric CombiMaster to £31,661 for the 40-grid gas Opus SelfCooking CenterStockist/contact: www.lincat.co.uk or call 01522 875500 Comment from the manufacturer:Nick McDonald, marketing director, says: “The latest generation of Opus SelfCooking Centers eliminate limescale, monitor usage and prompt the user to operate the self-cleaning process when needed. This can be set to operate out of hours and saves energy.”—-=== What’s on the market: ===Name: Leventi Combi-steam oven – Bakermat rangePrice: List prices start at £7,950Stockist/contact: www.valera.co.uk or call 0845 270 4321 Comment from the manufacturer:Kurran Gadhvi, marketing manager at Valera, says: “These are the first ovens to come with RFID (wireless technology). All programmes can be stored on a credit card-sized programmer. This is great for users with more than one oven, as programmes can be replicated using the card and even shared with colleagues in another part of the country.” How does it work?The Leventi Bakermat is fully programmable by the user, but also has special bake-off programmes. The Bakermat Mastermind is suitable for those wanting pre-programmed settings, while the Bakermat Digital enables operators to operate their own bake-off settings. It is available in 4, 6, 8 or 12-tray models. Why should bakery retailers buy it?The cavity size is Euronorm 60 x 40, meaning they are 40% larger than a standard gastronorm oven. This enables larger numbers of long items, such as baguettes, and large items, such as pizzas, to be baked-off at a time. The Leventi Bakermat uses no water in stand-by mode, making it environmentally friendly. A combi-oven can hardly be accused of being a one-trick pony, unless said pony is capable of carrying out an array of different cooking tasks. For bakery retailers wanting to offer a range of different products, from bake-off pasties to pizzas and quiches, a combi oven is certainly capable of doing the job.There are a range of different options available depending on the size of your operation and the volume of goods you require the oven for.”Pre-programmed recipes available mean that the combi can automatically bake products consistently, even when they are unfamiliar to the baker,” says Vic Brown, MD of Rational UK.Versatility is also a strong selling point. Combi steamers are becoming more popular in bakeries, says Brown, as they can bake, steam, roast, poach and even toast. For operations wanting to offer a bakery option or for small craft bakers wanting to add new products to their lunchtime menu, combi ovens could be the answer.—-=== What’s on the market: ===Name: Rational SelfCooking CenterList price: gas – £13,700 + VAT;electric – £11,410Stockist/contact: www.rational-uk.com or call 0800 389 2944 What can it do?The combi can be used to roast, steam, boil and even grill, so it can undertake the work of several separate pieces of equipment. For retail bakers who produce pies, pasties, sandwiches or snacks, this can be a critical advantage. It is suitable for both baking-off or baking fresh dough products. Why should bakery retailers buy it?Most bakers have a limited amount of space, so if they are investing in new equipment it needs to do as many jobs as possible. Rational’s new CareControl system, designed for the SelfCooking Center also cuts energy use and can reduce running and servicing costs by hundreds of pounds a year. What can it do?It is suitable for baking bread or other bake-off products where dough is the main ingredient. Programmable manually or via a laptop, this oven can also be programmed wirelessly. How does it work?It has a variety of bakery-specific features, including a baking mode and bake-off programmes. Equipment with precise controls and programmes, such as the SelfCooking Center, have been developed to ensure the best possible quality results. For bread or rolls, cakes or biscuits, with or without proving, fresh or frozen, full or partial load, you only need to select the browning you require, from light to dark. How does it work?If baking from fresh dough, for example, simply select ’Prove and bake’ – the SelfCooking Center does the rest. A combi steamer combines dry heat and controlled humidity to produce first-class results. The ability to add moisture into the baking process results in a perfect glazed finish for baked goods. Why should bakery retailers buy it?Opus combi steamers are claimed to save time and money. For example, ’Level Control’, monitors the cooking time for each shelf and alerts the user when the product is ready.last_img read more