Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live A big thank you to his supporters from Cllr Cian Prendiville.by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A big thank you to his supporters from Cllr Cian Prendiville.ANTI Austerity Alliance councillor Cian Prendiville who was just 278 votes short of unseating Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan in the General Election warned this week that his party are here to stay.Cllr Prendiville, who received a total of 6,774 votes, was back out on the streets of Limerick City this Monday to thank all those who voted for the AAA.“We are here to stay, and this election is just the beginning of a political revolution,” he insisted.“The political elite is in free fall. Their time is passing, and our political revolution has only just begun.”Cllr Prendiville also appealed to all those who voted for him and the AAA, to now take the next step and get involved in building this new movement for workers and young people by joining up.“I see a lot of talk about how Fianna Fáil gained votes in Limerick, and obviously they did. However, far bigger than any swing to Fianna Fail was the huge swing to AAA. We can add to this the 2,500 people who gave their first preference to O’Dea, largely because they felt they owed him a favour but then voted for us as a statement of their desire for real change,” he claimed.“Don’t believe the hype, this election is still Fianna Fáil’s second worst election in the history of the State. In fact, they have even gone down across the country compared to the percentage vote they got in the local elections two years ago. The real story of this election is the collapse of the political elite and the huge breakthrough made by the AAA in building a real alternative,” he concluded. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleHermitage Green launch ‘Save Your Soul’ this Saturday at HMV LimerickNext articleLimerick woman rescued from bridge over River Shannon Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Print NewsLocal NewsOnly the beginning for Limerick political revolutionary CianBy Alan Jacques – March 3, 2016 760 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSAnti Austerity AllianceCllr Cian Prendivillegeneral election 2016limerick Email
Commercial Real Estatefifth avenueRetail Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink 15 W 55th owner Solly Assa. (Getty, Google Maps)UPDATED, April 2, 2021, 10:15 a.m.: In May 2019, luxury retailer Domenico Vacca exited its Midtown flagship store amid a legal battle with landlord Solly Assa, who accused the company of not paying its $4 million annual rent.Nearly two years and one pandemic later, the mixed-use building at 15 West 55th Street has seen its value slashed by nearly 70 percent.A new appraisal from Trepp lists the value of the 59,000-square-foot building at $37.8 million, down sharply from $119 million in 2015. The property includes 15,000 square feet of retail space and 31 apartments, according to Trepp. Domenico Vacca’s lease had been set to run until 2025 before the space was vacated.The new appraisal makes the building worth far less than the $73 million CMBS loan that Barclays provided on it. After Domenico Vacca left the location, net operating income shrunk to $660,921 at the end of 2019, down from $4.9 million at the end of 2017, according to Trepp.ADVERTISEMENTAssa defaulted on the loan and it was sent to special servicing in 2019. Earlier this year, Assa — who founded and runs Assa Properties — worked out a deal to modify the loan and reduce the interest rate to 3 percent. The loan on the building is now current.The property is one of two buildings known as The Branson at Fifth; the other is 19 West 55th Street. Assa acquired them for a combined $60 million in 2013. He sold 19 West 55th in 2018.Read moreLandlord Solly Assa and suitmaker to the stars domenico vacca are fighting over $4million midtown retail lease>Solly Assa sells midtown apartment building following airbnb settlementTroubled loan on cassa hotel residence in times square falls in to deliquency Full Name* Message* Email Address* Assa attributes the valuation plunge at 15 West 55th largely to New York City’s Covid-related retail woes.“It’s hard right now, everything has stopped,” said Assa, who also developed Cassa Hotel & Residences nearby. “It’s a very unusual situation for us and the industry.”In February, The Real Deal counted 32 vacant storefronts along 17 blocks of Fifth Avenue in that Midtown area, which is some of the most expensive retail real estate in the world but has been slammed over the last year. Numerous tenants have walked away from leases, including luxury retailer Valentino. The company exited its nearly 20,000-square-foot space at 693 Fifth Avenue, with eight years remaining on the lease. The brand inked a new lease for a smaller store in Soho in February.For Assa, the valuation plunge at 15 West 55th is the latest problem for a property that has had several. In January 2018, he agreed to pay $1.2 million to the city following allegations the building and three others were being operated illegally as a hotel. Around the same time, he sold 19 West 55th for $50 million to Abraham Leifer’s Aview Equities.Assa maintains he didn’t know about the illegal rentals. “We never ran any of that,” he said.Contact Keith Larsen Tags Note: The story has been updated to reflect the current status of the loan on 15 West 55th Street. Share via Shortlink
“He will be out of England. Scan tomorrow and then we will see,” Klopp said after Liverpool’s 1-1 draw against Manchester City on Sunday. 3:00 The right-back had to be substituted in the 63rd minute with a suspected calf problem, with James Milner replacing him.Chelsea defender Reece James, who could deputise for Alexander-Arnold, can feature in the friendly match against the Republic of Ireland on November 12, but is suspended for Nations League matches against Belgium and Ireland later this month. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Trent Alexander-Arnold is set to withdraw from the England squad to face Republic of Ireland, Belgium and Iceland this month with a suspected calf injury.Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp confirmed the defender will have a scan on Monday but insisted it would keep the defender out of England’s squad for their upcoming fixtures next week.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Manchester City’s draw with Liverpool in the Premier League.
Meulensteen admitted he recruited former Charlton boss Curbishley as first team technical director for his relegation fight experience. The former Manchester United coach said ex-Chelsea man Ray Wilkins will have a “hands-on” role as assistant head coach at Craven Cottage, while Curbishley’s duties will fill a “wider range”. Curbishley tasted top-flight relegation with Charlton in 1999, only to bounce back at the first attempt and consolidate the club’s Premier League status. Confident Fulham will beat the drop, Meulensteen said: “I think there’s enough quality and expertise, and we’ve done a great job by bringing in Clint (Dempsey) for the next two months. “He knows Fulham, he knows the Premier League. “Ray talks a lot of sense, he knows the game and I think he’s very, very good in managing players on a one-to-one basis. “Ray is going to be very hands-on with me, I want him with me in the dressing room. “Alan will have a wider range of support, discussing what we’ve got in front of us, with us bouncing ideas off each other. “He feels what it feels like to be in that scenario (fighting relegation). “The last thing you want to have in that scenario is insecurity, or fear. That then affects the performances. Alan Curbishley will steel a Fulham squad “too good to go down” for a frenetic Barclays Premier League relegation battle, according to boss Rene Meulensteen. “It’s not new to us to be in that bottom three. What we’re looking at now is getting out of that.” Meulensteen said there will be no clash of egos working with two former managers as part of his coaching line-up. Fulham host West Ham on New Year’s Day, looking to move up from 18th place in the league by improving their tally of 16 points from 19 games. Buoyed by his backroom additions, Meulensteen said: “I don’t want to overlook anything, I’ve always been in situations different from what I’m faced with now. “I’ve always been in a situation: we pick a team, we train a team, we win the next game, we move on, we win the next game, boom we’re in a final. “This is different: this is a relegation scrap. “Alan has been there, so he can give a different slant to it. “If any of them would not have been comfortable joining me as part of the staff, they wouldn’t have done it. “It’s not like we appoint them then see how it works. “We’ve had chats with Alan, numerous chats with Ray as well, and it just clicks, I feel it, it’s a really great combination.” Meulensteen remains confident he can keep star striker Dimitar Berbatov at the club past the January transfer window. The Bulgaria forward’s agent revealed Berbatov would seek a move at the start of the month. But Meulensteen is unfazed by talk of an exit. “I think I can keep him,” he said. “When I took over what we talked about was focusing on the six games. “I said ‘I want you to be focused, I want you to be committed, and if that’s the case you’re part of my team’. “And that’s the case. “As soon as you get into January you enter a world of speculation, and we deal with things as and when. “We have a good team of people around us to make sure we don’t get caught off guard.” Fearful of former Manchester United starlet Ravel Morrison’s potential impact on Wednesday, Meulensteen tipped the 20-year-old to make England’s World Cup squad next summer. He said: “I worked with him when he first came to the club, when he was eight or nine, so I spent many, many years with him. “What you see in him coming to the forefront in the Premier League is that he’s more than capable of playing at this level and making a difference. “When you’re good enough you’re old enough: I think he’s good enough.” Press Association