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Buyer revealed for Vincent Viola’s massive UES townhouse

first_imgVincent Viola’s property first hit the market in 2013. (Getty, Brown Harris Stevens)Vincent Viola’s Upper East Side townhouse went into contract last week, and now, the buyer has been revealedAlan Howard, the co-founder of European hedge fund Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP, bought the Florida Panthers owner’s mansion at 12 East 69th Street, The Wall Street Journal reported.The British billionaire paid $59 million for the 20,000-square-foot townhouse, according to property records filed with the city on Tuesday. The building is roughly 40 feet wide and spans six levels, according to the publication. It has six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and a bevy of over-the-top amenities that include a sauna, home theater and panic room.As of 2021, Howard’s net worth is 2.8 billion, according to Forbes. In 2015, he closed a deal at Faena House in Miami-Dade County for $14.5 million.ADVERTISEMENTRead moreVince Viola’s massive UES townhouse in contractVince Viola’s UES mansion was Manhattan’s priciest deal last weekVincent Viola’s Upper East Side townhouse gets $9M price cut The sale marks the end of an era for the property, which spent years on and off the market. In 2013, the home was first listed with a price tag of $114 million. It was reportedly in contract in 2017 to sell for what would have been a record-breaking sale of $80 million, but the deal fell through. By January 2020, the price had tumbled to $79 million.Even though the home sold for far less than Viola was asking, his real estate plays of late haven’t all been losses. In January, he and his wife Theresa sold their Brooklyn Heights mansion at 8 Montague Terrace for $25.5 million, a record-breaking residential sale for the borough.[WSJ] — Cordilia JamesContact Cordilia James Tags Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Message* Full Name* Email Address* Share via Shortlink ManhattanNYC Luxury MarketResidential Real Estatetownhouse marketlast_img read more

Royal Navy’s second aircraft carrier underway for first time

first_img Share this article View post tag: Royal Navy Authorities Royal Navy’s second aircraft carrier underway for first time September 23, 2019, by HMS Prince of Wales, the second of two Royal Navy aircraft carriers, left the Rosyth Dockyard on the Forth to start sea trials.The ship left the yard on September 19 and reached the open sea on September 22 after passing the Forth crossings.In order to be able to reach the open sea under the low bridges, the ship’s mast was placed on a steel cartridge which houses two hydraulic cylinders and a hydraulic system which lower the structure to an angle of 77˚, before raising it back in place once through.The ship started trials eight years after it was laid down.Captain Darren Houston, HMS Prince of Wales’ commanding officer, said it had taken a monumental effort by sailors, shipwrights, engineers, electricians, scientists and designers to ready the nation’s most advanced warship for her debut at sea.“I am immensely proud of the professionalism and determination that my ship’s company have shown in preparing themselves and their ship for this historic day.“We are looking forward to sea trials and the opportunity to test our new ship before heading to our new home base of Portsmouth to join our sister ship.”Following her sea trials HMS Prince of Wales will sail for her Portsmouth where it is due to be formally commissioned in the presence of her Lady Sponsor, the Duchess of Cornwall, before the end of the year.HMS Queen Elizabeth, the lead ship in the class, is currently in the North Atlantic preparing for operational training with UK F-35B Lightning jets for the first time – paving the way for front-line duties by Prince of Wales in the future.center_img View post tag: HMS Prince of Wales navaltoday Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Navy’s second aircraft carrier underway for first time View post tag: Queen Elizabeth classlast_img read more

Adjunct Faculty – Nursing – (ADJ000042)

College of NursingADJUNCT FACULTYUNIVERSITY OF HOUSTONSUGAR LAND CAMPUSThe University of Houston College of Nursing at Sugar Land isseeking an outstanding candidate for Adjunct Facultypositions.Adjunct responsibilities include: undergraduate orgraduate classroom and/or clinical instruction using on-site,simulation, on-line and distance education strategies; some travel;evaluation of student performance, communication with programmanagers and clinical learning coordinator.The College of Nursing is proud of its excellent Second Degree BSN,RN-BSN and MSN academic programs, innovative web enhancededucation, simulation laboratory, and supportive studentenvironment for both face-to-face and distance learning. Ability toteach a variety of upper level undergraduate specialty areas is aplus. Summer teaching is normally available. We value diversity inour faculty, students and staff at all levels of instructionalsupport.To apply, please provide a letter of application, resume, a list ofthree current references with contact information, and copies ofunofficial transcripts of all graduate work.The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply. All positions at theUniversity of Houston are security sensitive and will require acriminal history check.Qualifications :Minimum Qualifications:1. Master’s degree in nursing from a professionally accreditedschool of nursing.2. Candidate must possess an unencumbered license as a registerednurse or advanced practice nurse in Texas.3. Minimum 2 years nursing experience.4. Excellent clinical and communication skills.Preferred Qualifications:1. Doctorate or substantial progress toward doctorate in nursing orrelated field.2. Teaching experience. Notes to Applicant: This position is based on the Sugar LandCampus. Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointmentand will be requested upon selection of final candidate. Allpositions at the University of Houston are security sensitive andwill require a criminal history check. read more

ALLEN, JOSEPH M.

first_img59, a lifelong resident of Bayonne, passed away on June 10, 2017. He worked for the Texaco Company in Bayonne as a clerk. He was a lover of sports, and had played softball for many years. Joseph was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Grace (nee: Sharkey) Allen; and his sister, Mary Anne. He is survived by his brother, Thomas Allen, Peter Allen and John Allen & His wife Lisa and their children, Sean, David and Kylah. Funeral arrangements by DZIKOWSKI, PIERCE & LEVIS Funeral Home, 24 E 19th St.last_img read more

The Flanders Catacombs

first_imgThe Flanders CatacombsDuring the planning phase of the construction of the Flanders in 1923, it was decided to install a full basement below sea level grade that became known as the “Catacombs of the Flanders”.  This basement area is a maze with seven or eight large areas.  In order for ths to be functional, there had to be a way of keeping water from entering into this area.  The builder, D.A. McClelland Co. of Philadelphia, PA installed a multi-pumping station system throughout the catacombs.  This system has gone through numerous upgrades and is still in existence after 90 years.The 18th Amendment which was passed in 1919; barring the sale, manufacturing, and transportation of alcohol, ended up being a major financial gain for organized crime families.  One of the developments that occurred from this legislation was the opening of speakeasies, which were illegal bars and salons that opened up all over the country.  In the 1920’s and 30’s organized crime was a major force influencing business operations throughout the country and the east coast was no exception.  Ocean City was one of the few thriving areas in South Jersey during this time was an ideal neutral location for occasional meetings by organized crime bosses from New York, Pennsylvania, and Atlantic City.  And of course, the perfect place to hold these meetings was in the private catacombs of the Flanders.Meanwhile, in 1929 the opening of the salt water pools turned the catacombs into an instrumental area of the hotel.  Bathing suits were not considered appropriate attire in 1920 and 1930, a guest was expected to be well dressed in the lobby and public areas.   Guests would enter the catacombs through a back stairwell and would either climb the steps to enter the salt water pools or go through the tunnel that went under the boardwalk in order to go to the beach.  The bathers and beach goers would come back to the hotel, enter the catacombs, and use the changing rooms and showers at their leisure.During the middle of the century, the catacombs were equipped with two prominent bar areas. There were also rooms were set up for card playing, billiards, and other recreational activities.  Island, Captain and Inlet Rooms were the areas labels. Food and liquor were served in these rooms during private parties. The maintenance department used these areas in the late 70’s up until 1995. Offices, repair shops, wood and machine shops, all set up to support the operation of the hotel.Through the years major storms have caused extensive damage and flooding to the catacombs.  The storm of 1962 flooded the catacombs with water heights reaching 52”.  The storm of 1984 was a little kinder with water levels only reaching 39”.  But Storm Sandy was the most devastating with water levels reaching 55.5 inches. Labels and marks show the where the water levels reached on the columns in the catacombs.In summary, the catacombs are currently used for general storage, the housing of the pool filters and heater units.  Someday we hope to have the catacombs restored.Respectfully submitted,Peter VoudourisPresidentFlanders Condominium Associationhttp://www.theflandershotel.com/history.htmllast_img read more

Sing Out for Your Chance to Catch Idina Menzel in If/Then!

first_imgIdina Menzel is bringing Liz/Beth—cardigan, blazer and all—on the road in the national tour of If/Then! We’re giving you the chance to fly out to catch the show at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California (airfare and hotel included), and all you have to do is belt your brains out for the Tony and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner.In the second act of the Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey musical, Elizabeth delivers her big number, “Always Starting Over.” But why should she be the only one who gets to sing it? Post your own cover of the song on YouTube and share it with us for your chance to see Menzel sing it live on stage in If/Then.Contestants have until 3PM on October 8 to submit their performances. The next day, up to five finalists will be revealed, and the general public will vote for their favorite. Menzel, who kicks off the tour on October 13 in Denver, Colorado, will announce the winner on Broadway.com on October 20.Get the rundown from original Broadway cast member Jackie Burns below, then CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO and get all the info you need. Remember to warm up first! Star Files Idina Menzelcenter_img View Commentslast_img read more

Stem cells

first_imgBy Stephanie SchupskaUniversity ofGeorgiaFour times Hamilton Jordan has battled cancer. Each time he’s diagnosed, he researches his disease and hopes for new treatments.The scientists, politicians and lawyers gathered on the University of Georgia campus Monday believe some of those treatment answers lie in stem cell research.”Life never meant so much to me over the last few years as the years when I’m fighting for it,” Jordan said as the former White House chief of staff shared his cancer stories.Stem cell research brings to mind images of lab coats and microscopes. But Monday’s symposium brought to light the legal, political and personal issues facing stem cell research. Lawyer Sherry Knowles, U.S. Congressman Tom Price and Jordan came to discuss their respective points of view.”These are three very important topics that will really determine how medicine will reach the public,” said Steve Stice, a Georgia Research Alliance eminent scholar and director of UGA’s Regenerative Bioscience Center.Every year, UGA holds a “Human Embryonic Stem Cell Toolbox” workshop, a five-day clinic sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. Participants come from as far away as Japan.The RBC then holds the symposium to “advance public knowledge and awareness of genetic medicine,” Stice said.Jordan, a key figure in President Jimmy Carter’s administration, was diagnosed with histiocytic lymphoma in 1985 after an X-ray showed a golf-ball-sized tumor in his chest.”The doctor said it was likely cancer,” he said. As he waited for the results of his biopsy, “my wife, mom and sister took turns crying for three days as I lay there.”After he was diagnosed, Jordan “went into a funk. I was scared to death. I kind of cut myself off from my family.”Then a doctor friend from UGA dropped by for a visit at the hospital and asked him: “Who is going to have a greater decision in your life than yourself?”That night, Jordan went down to the hospital’s library and started learning about his cancer.The personal side plays a huge role in the research. But researchers must also keep in mind the legal aspects of stem cells.As a partner at King and Spalding, Knowles focuses heavily on protecting biotechnology patent portfolios. “You can do all the research you want, but if you’re blocked by patents, you’ll get nowhere,” she told the scientists. “I help get companies and universities through the patent thicket.”As of June 2005, 1,400 patents covered the various aspects of stem cell research. That makes it all the more important for scientists to investigate what has been patented and to get the proper licenses before proceeding with studies.Although Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) is an orthopedic surgeon and third-generation physician, “I’m here to give you opinion,” he said. He believes that stem cells, whether embryonic or adult, hold great promise for many diseases and many illnesses. Then he went on to explain the political dilemma.”Politicians like unanimity,” he said. “We don’t like controversy. … We try to help people and make people happy.”And stem cell research, especially embryonic research, is controversial. “With adult and cord cell research, you get into the whole area of political demagoguery,” Price said. “Oftentimes it seems in embryonic stem cells that the secret to so many diseases is just months away. This does a disservice to the public, science and those suffering from diseases.”Plus, “the government is not nimble,” he said. “You can’t get us to move in such a way that responds quickly to issues.”He asked the scientists to educate their politicians, to invite them into the lab and explain their research. It helps to add a personal view to something as tiny as cells.”I look at every day differently than before I had these experiences,” Jordan said of his battles with cancer. To him, stem cell research is “important to our country, our people and our economy. There’s so much to lose here.”(Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

3 More Armed Home Invasions on Long Island Probed

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Police are investigating three armed home invasions on Long Island within the past two weeks, one of which occurred on Christmas Eve—plus an attempt in which two suspects posed as deliverymen.In the first case, three assailants entered a home on Gibbs Road in Copiague, brandished guns and demanded money before they fled with cash at 2:46 a.m. Monday, Dec. 15, Suffolk County police said.Two days later, at noon on Wednesday Dec. 17, three men—one of whom appeared to be armed with a handgun—entered a home through an unlocked door on the Sunrise Highway service road in Center Moriches and stole money, a cell phone and keys, authorities said.Then, at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 24, a man who knocked on the door of a Sipp Avenue home in Medford pushed his way inside, flashed a gun and stole electronics from a victim inside, according to investigators.One day prior to that case, across the county line, Nassau County police said two men wearing brown UPS-style jackets and carrying cardboard boxes rang the doorbell of a home on Henrietta Place in Hewlett at 12:29 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23.The homeowner, who became suspicious, told the duo to leave the packages on the stoop, but the pair told him that they could not leave the packages without a signature, police said. While unlocking the door, the men unsuccessfully tried to push the door open before they fled empty handed, police said.They were last scene entering a dark-colored, four-door vehicle that was parked in front of Franklin Elementary School, which was last seen heading east on Henrietta Place, police said.The victim described both suspects as 5-foot, 10-inch tall black men with thin builds wearing dark-colored jogging pants and gray hooded sweatshirts underneath their brown jackets. One subject had a snake decal on the left side. Both were armed with handguns.That case is similar to a home invasion earlier this month in Elmont in which three suspects, two of whom wore brown UPS-style jackets, tied up two children and used a stun gun on a 21-year-old victim, police have said.Suffolk police said there were no injuries, arrests of descriptions of the suspects in any of the Copiague, Medford or Center Moriches cases. Detectives are continuing the investigations in all four cases.last_img read more

Onboarding members will put you in the drivers’ seat for 2015

first_imgWhy direct mail? Because it works!As you consider ways to reach your members, don’t forget the importance of the mailbox. It may be the one channel that still holds a high value with your members. With every new member comes an opportunity to capture not just new loans, but also their commitment to you as their financial institution. Realistically, these days that means about 10 seconds. Multiple channels can mean undivided attention and awareness of your products and services.That being said, the mailbox can be the most unused opportunity when it comes to marketing to your members. I decided that it may be time to share one credit union’s experience with the mailbox and why direct mail is still so important.Here is the breakdown for one year of onboarding to members which also does include a trigger based marketing process. The direct mail is a standard letter in a non window envelope – the envelope does have an exterior graphic to match the letter. Imagine that, a NON-window envelope!What I find most interesting, is that a Birthday or Anniversary letter performed best. This type of communication can not only build a personal connection with them, but also show them that you care about them and how important they are to your credit union.An ROI you can be proud of….Here is the annual cost analysis for this monthly program. By using their member data, they were able to formulate a strategy that kept the cost down and yet increase profitability and member retention. 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Kerry Blom Kerry is part owner of Pinpoint Direct Marketing in Andover, MN, a credit union based digital printing company. She has over 20 years experience in the industry. Pinpoint Direct Marketing … Web: www.pdmkt.com Detailslast_img read more

How to make your money last when you don’t have a lot of extra cash

first_img 57SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details When you’re working hard and not bringing a lot home, it may seem as though you’ll never make ends meet. But, fear not! Below are three ways to stretch your hard-earned cash when money woes have got you down.Set realistic goalsAre you working to save money up or trying hard to stick to a budget? Whatever your financial goal may be, don’t aspire to achieve something that just isn’t attainable. Doing so will only make you more depressed about your lack of dough. Instead, sit down and plan exactly how far your money will take you. Even if it means saving a very small amount or waiting longer to take a vacation, you’ll be glad you’re being realistic and smart about your money matters.Be careful with credit cardsIt sure can be tempting to open credit cards to help pay for things when you don’t have cash readily available. But constant charging can really get you into financial trouble, and quickly. Instead of building bad debt, look for other ways to earn extra cash. Sell clothing or goods you no longer use or check out any one of these interesting ways to make money on the side.Abide by your budgetWhen money is tight, busting the budget you’ve set for yourself is a big deal. Unlike those who make more and have some financial wiggle room, you’ll have to work extra hard to abide by your budget. One great option to consider is the 50/30/20 rule, which allocates half of your income to necessities; 30% to the “extras” or “wants” (such as entertainment or dining out); and 20% to those not-so-fun (but important) items like retirement, emergency funds, or savings. Although this is a good option, it’s important that you’re flexible with your budget to ensure that you formulate a plan that’s right for your situation.last_img read more