Southampton’s Linden Estate lists for $75M

first_imgTagshamptons-weeklytristate-weekly Southampton Village’s Linden Estate (Photos via Sotheby’s)Southampton Village’s Linden Estate is on the market for $75 million, according to Mansion Global.The 10-acre estate is owned by Jürgen Friedrich, co-founder of the European branch of fashion brand Esprit.Boasting an 18,000-square-foot main home with 12 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms, the estate was built in 1915. The home features many stately rooms, including a wood-paneled library.The grounds are meticulously landscaped and include a grass tennis court, arbors, a fountain, and a carriage house with an attached greenhouse. There are two pools — one outdoor and another in a greenhouse-style building.Friedrich and his wife bought the home in 1999 for $8.5 million and have invested millions of dollars into restorations and renovations over the years. It was on and off the market in the first half of the 2010s.[Mansion Global] — Dennis Lynch Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

Segregation in space and time explains the coexistence of two sympatric sub-Antarctic petrels

first_imgBiological communities are shaped by competition between and within species. Competition is often reduced by inter- and intraspecific specialization on resources, such as differencet foraging areas or time, allowing similar species to coexist and potentially contributing to reproductive isolation. Here, we examine the simultaneous role of temporal and spatial foraging segregation within and between two sympatric sister species of seabirds, Northern Macronectes halli and Southern Macronectes giganteus Giant Petrels. These species show marked sexual size dimorphism and allochrony (with earlier breeding by Northern Giant Petrels) but this is the first study to test for differences in foraging behaviours and areas across the entire breeding season both between the two species and between the sexes. We tracked males and females of both species in all breeding stages at Bird Island, South Georgia, to test how foraging distribution, behaviour and habitat use vary between and within species in biological time (incubation, brood-guard or post-brood stages) and in absolute time (calendar date). Within each breeding stage, both species took trips of comparable duration to similar areas, but due to breeding allochrony they segregated temporally. Northern Giant Petrels had a somewhat smaller foraging range than Southern Giant Petrels, reflecting their greater exploitation of local carrion and probably contributing to their recent higher population growth. Within species, segregation was spatial, with females generally taking longer, more pelagic trips than males, although both sexes of both species showed unexpectedly plastic foraging behaviour. There was little evidence of interspecific differences in habitat use. Thus, in giant petrels, temporal segregation reduces interspecific competition and sexual segregation reduces intraspecific competition. These results demonstrate how both specialization and dynamic changes in foraging strategies at different scales underpin resource division within a community.last_img read more

Insurance becoming increasingly hard to get for global coal industry

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:The number of insurers withdrawing cover for coal projects more than doubled this year and for the first time U.S. companies have taken action, leaving Lloyd’s and Asian insurers as the “last resort” for fossil fuels, according to a new report.The report, which rates the world’s 35 biggest insurers on their actions on fossil fuels, declares that coal – the biggest single contributor to climate change – “is on the way to becoming uninsurable” as most coal projects cannot be financed, built or operated without insurance.Ten firms moved to restrict the insurance cover they offer to companies that build or operate coal power plants in 2019, taking the global total to 17, said the Unfriend Coal campaign, which includes 13 environmental groups such as Greenpeace, Client Earth and Urgewald, a German NGO. The report will be launched at an insurance and climate risk conference in London on Monday, as the UN climate summit gets underway in Madrid.The first insurers to exit coal policies were all European, but since March, two U.S. insurers – Chubb and Axis Capital – and the Australian firms QBE and Suncorp have pledged to stop or restrict insurance for coal projects.At least 35 insurers with combined assets of $8.9 trillion, equivalent to 37% of the insurance industry’s global assets, have begun pulling out of coal investments. A year ago, 19 insurers holding more than $6tn in assets were divesting from fossil fuels.Lloyd’s, the world’s biggest insurance market, is the only major European firm which continues to insure new coal projects. Lloyd’s started excluding coal from its investments in its own £4bn central mutual fund in April 2018. However, its chief executive John Neal last month ruled out issuing guidelines on underwriting coal projects to its member syndicates.More: Coal power becoming ‘uninsurable’ as firms refuse cover Insurance becoming increasingly hard to get for global coal industrylast_img read more

Holbrook Coach Dies After Being Hit by Baseball

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 50-year-old youth baseball coach from Holbrook died after he was struck in the head with a baseball during warm-ups before a game in Yaphank over the weekend.Suffolk County police officers responded to Baseball Heaven on County Road 101, where witnesses reported Richard Becher unconscious at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, authorities said.Bystanders performed CPR on the victim prior to police arrival. Becher was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, where he died shortly later.Homicide Squad detectives are investigating.last_img

Roche criticized for marketing Tamiflu to businesses

first_img So far the federal stockpile contains 6.2 million treatment courses, with a total of 21.6 million expected by December, the newspaper reported, quoting federal officials. Roche’s “Pandemic Planning Toolkit” pagehttp://www.pandemictoolkit.com/ The federal government has a stated goal of stockpiling enough antiviral drugs to treat 81 million people, or about 25% of the population, by 2008. But that includes a projected 31 million courses in state stockpiles, with the states paying 75% of the cost. Holly Babin, a spokeswoman for the US Department of Health and Human Services, told the newspaper that federal policy does not specifically address whether corporations should buy their own Tamiflu supplies. But she said HHS still recommends against personal stockpiling of the drug. “I think it is socially irresponsible,” said Dr. Brian Johnston, a Los Angeles emergency physician and trustee of the California Medical Association, according to the story. In releasing a pandemic planning guide for US businesses last week, the Swiss-based company said that “close to 60” companies had ordered Tamiflu in quantities ranging up to hundreds of thousands of treatment courses. The firm said its planning “Toolkit” provides guidance on how to buy and distribute the drug. Though government policies discourage personal stockpiling, the guide suggests that businesses can give Tamiflu to employees for storage at home. See also: James Love, director of the Consumer Project on Technology, said he believes that Roche is giving corporations priority over governments because the corporations pay much more for the drug. In a story published Jul 23, the Chronicle quoted several medical and policy experts who criticized Roche’s action, asserting that government orders for Tamiflu should come first. Businesses pay $61 per treatment course, a pack of 10 pills, while wealthy countries pay $19 and poor countries pay slightly less, according to the Chronicle. “Corporate orders are being filled within days,” Hurley said. “Roche has ensured sufficient supply of Tamfilu to fill government orders, and there is adequate supply of Tamiflu to meet season demand.” The firm has made deals with 15 subcontractors to handle various parts of the production process. This will boost production capacity to 400 million treatment courses by the end of this year, the report said. Roche spokesman Terry Hurley in Nutley, N.J., told the newspaper the company currently has orders for “about half of that.” Roche officials also defended their marketing effort as merely a way to help businesses protect their workers and to ensure that businesses can survive and help countries weather the pandemic, according to the Chronicle. Jul 25, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Pharmaceutical maker Roche has drawn sharp criticism for promoting the sale of its antiviral drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu) to businesses while governments stockpiling the drug for defense against a possible flu pandemic wait to receive their own supplies, according to a report in the San Francisco Chronicle. Roche officials maintained that the criticism of the marketing program is unjustified, because the company has succeeded in boosting production sufficiently to assure that there will be enough Tamiflu for all customers, the story said.last_img read more

Nigeria re-opens Lagos and Abuja as lockdowns phased out

first_imgTopics : Businesses have been allowed to reopen provided they have decontaminated their offices, can enable social distancing and offer hand sanitizer and hand washing. Schools and places of worship remain closed, restaurants can only operate on a takeaway basis, and all cultural events have been cancelled.Rwanda, Zimbabwe and Namibia will ease their lockdowns on Monday. South Africa on Friday relaxed one of the world’s strictest COVID-19 lockdowns, and Ghana last month lifted a three-week lockdown in its two main cities.Experts have not reached a consensus on the reasons for Nigeria’s low number of cases, though many point to the low testing rate. The country’s centre for disease control said 17,566 samples have been tested in a country of 200 million people. Nigeria began easing restrictions on Monday in its capital Abuja and in Lagos, its largest city, marking the reopening of Africa’s biggest economy after more than four weeks of lockdown.Nigeria has recorded 2,558 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus and 87 deaths since recording its first case at the end of February, a much lower toll than those seen in COVID-19 hotspots in Europe and the United States.The government has said a stay-at-home order in place since March 30 in Abuja and the states of Lagos and Ogun will be lifted gradually over a six-week period.center_img The regions will now come in line with the rest of the country where the restrictions in force were less strict and include an overnight curfew, mandatory face masks in public and a ban on non-essential interstate travel.”We must do all we can to stop the spread of #COVID19 so we must all take responsibility and do what is necessary to remain safe,” said Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in a tweet, hours before restrictions were eased.On Monday morning, the usually frenetic streets of the coastal megacity Lagos, largely empty during the lockdown, were busy with cars, buses and motorised tricycle taxis.Faced with morning rain, people in the city’s Iyana Oworo district huddled under a bridge, ignoring social distancing rules, but most people wore masks.last_img read more

Deception Bay offering plenty of options for buyers

first_imgThe home at 20 Bailey Rd, Deception Bay sold at auction.ASPIRING renovators are proving keen to buy into Deception Bay, with several vying for a two-storey fixer-upper that went under the hammer.The home at 20 Bailey Rd sold for $230,000. Raine and Horne Morayfield marketing agent Donna Hannon said the auction in Deception Bay attracted several bidders and resulted in a “solid price”.“There was a bit of back and forth on the day and the eventual buyers were locals,” she said. Ms Hannon said she wasn’t surprised by how the sale played out. “There was quite a bit of interest when we were marketing the property,” she said. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“And I had a mixed bag of buyers. “It was great renovator’s delight or a great starter for someone wanting to begin their property portfolio.“It required a bit of work and I think that’s what got people in the door initially. There are quite a lot of people out there who are willing to take on a renovation.” Ms Hannon said the Deception Bay market was picking up.She said buyers had their pick of well-presented, renovated homes closer to the water and renovation projects at the more affordable end of the market. “I’m finding that a lot of people are liking the renovators — they can add their own touch,” she said. According to the latest CoreLogic Market Trends report, the median house price in Deception Bay is $340,000. The data also showed 399 houses sold in the area in the 12 months to December, 2016.last_img read more

Sri Lanka series win ‘encouraging sign of development’ – Pollard

first_img(CMC) – CAPTAIN Kieron Pollard says West Indies’ aggression in their series win over Sri Lanka last month was an encouraging sign of development ahead of this October’s Twenty20 World Cup in Australia.However, with upcoming series against New Zealand and South Africa under threat because of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Pollard believes it has cost the Caribbean side the chance to further enhance their team building and overall preparations.“The way that we played and the power we had in our lineup with that pace and aggression, our athleticism in the field, it brought a smile to my face the way we performed in those last two games,” Pollard said.“And I think we’re getting there and it’s just unfortunate what has taken place now in terms of the pandemic all around the world because we had a couple series coming up against New Zealand and South Africa that would have helped tighten the grip a bit more.“Again, those things are out of our control; we can’t think about that but it excites me thinking about the World Cup. Hopefully we can continue to put the pieces of the puzzle together.”West Indies produced two dominant performances in Pallekele,  to whitewash Sri Lanka 2-0 in the T20 International series.They won the opening game by 25 runs courtesy of a Lendl Simmons half-century and shot-filled cameos from Pollard and Andre Russell, while fast bowler Oshane Thomas blitzed the opposition with an aggressive five-wicket haul.The tourists won the second game by seven wickets with three overs to spare, thanks again to Russell’s brutal hitting.Pollard said the return of Russell and veteran all-rounder Dwayne Bravo had been a definite boost for the side.“I thought the guys that we had – Russell coming back in, Brav coming back in (was a plus), and still there are a couple guys around the setup that we’d love to have with us to make that complete 22-man squad that we can pick from,” he noted.The T20 World Cup is scheduled to run from October 18 to November 15, though the COVID-19 outbreak has also threatened to put the showpiece in doubt.West Indies will arrive as defending champions following their sensational win four years ago in India but Pollard said team-building and planning needed to be the immediate focus.“I think the immediate goal for us would have been trying to put some wins on the board and getting a consistent group of guys to play together and understand their roles and their responsibilities,” he stressed.“I think that’s the major thing before you go into a tournament so that’s the immediate goal right now.“The goal is there: yes, you want to go participate in the World Cup but you want to go there winning and so you need to plan how you’re going to do that; so we’re in that stage right now.”last_img read more

It is Arsenal vs Chelsea after Aubameyang hat-trick

first_imgAubameyang (right) celebrates with Lacazaette. They face Chelsea in final.Aubameyang hat-trick as Arsenal sweep into Europa League finalValencia, Spain | AFP | Chelsea will take on London rivals Arsenal in the Europa League final after scraping past Eintracht Frankfurt 4-3 on penalties following a 1-1 semi-final, second leg draw on Thursday.Eden Hazard struck the decisive spot-kick after the two sides could not be separated over 120 minutes in what could be the Belgian’s last match at Stamford Bridge, with the tie level at 2-2 on aggregate after Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s 28th-minute opener for Chelsea was cancelled out by Luka Jovic four minutes after the break.Chelsea made it a clean sweep for English teams in European finals this season and will battle it out with Arsenal in Baku on May 29 after Unai Emery’s side beat Valencia 7-3 on aggregateAt that game, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fired Arsenal into the Europa League final by scoring the hat-trick that ended Valencia’s hopes of another dramatic European comeback.Trailing 3-1 from the first leg, Valencia made the perfect start at Mestalla when Kevin Gameiro finished at the back post but goals from Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette left the home side needing four in 40 minutes.Gameiro scored again to spark hopes of a revival to trump even the efforts of Liverpool and Tottenham this week before Aubameyang hit his second and then completed a brilliant hat-trick to seal a 4-2 win, 7-3 on aggregate.It keeps alive Arsenal’s chance of securing a place in the Champions League next season and, realistically, their last chance, given they need to overturn three points and an eight-goal swing on Tottenham in the Premier League this weekend.Standing in their way in Baku on May 29 will be London rivals Chelsea.Valencia had been relying on the Europa League for Champions League qualification too, given they sit three points behind Getafe, who face a demoralised Barcelona on Sunday, with two games left in La Liga.But over the two legs, Marcelino’s side could have few complaints. They were second best at Emirates Stadium and defensively frantic here.Arsenal, usually so fragile away from home, picked them off with ease as Aubameyang and Lacazette, boasting 48 goals between them this season, proved themselves to be a first-class attack in a second-tier competition.“Auba was unbelievable tonight,” Lacazaette told BT Sport. “We have played badly in the Premier League during the last month and now we have to use this opportunity. We want to play in the Champions League next season and we want the trophy.” — Pain for Spain —Thursday’s result means there will be no Spanish team in either European final for the first time since 2013, and only the second time in 10 years.Valencia made a brilliant start as Jose Gaya headed wide at the near post and Goncalo Guedes fired over, with Petr Cech playing for time as early as the fifth minute in the hope of a chance for breath.Instead, Arsenal conceded, caught upfield after Alex Maitland-Niles shot at Neto, who rolled out to launch the counter-attack. Rodrigo swept wide to Guedes and ran ahead of him, receiving and firing to the back post, where Gameiro slid in.Valencia looked like they could score six let alone the one more required, only for Arsenal to find an equaliser against the run of play.Cech punted downfield and Lacazette flicked on, with Aubameyang nipping in and, before his opponents could recover, driving into the bottom corner.The rest of the half was high on intensity but low on quality as Valencia struggled to reboot. Aubameyang shot at Neto and Lacazette’s whipped effort clipped the outside of the post.Half-time should have been timely for the hosts but it was Arsenal that scored shortly after.Dani Parejo’s careless pass put them in trouble before Gaya was outmuscled. Lucas Torreira found Lacazette, who spun out of the clutches of Cristiano Piccini and buried the ball into the corner.The tie looked done, Valencia needing four in 40 minutes, but they got one back eight minutes later, Gameiro diverting Rodrigo’s shot in after Daniel Wass had cut back.Valencia believed again but only briefly because Aubameyang struck again. Maitland-Niles ghosted past Guedes and crossed to the near post, where Aubameyang was too quick for Gabriel Paulista.Some of Valencia’s fans headed for the exits and even more followed when Aubameyang lashed another shot into the roof of the net for his third, and Arsenal’s fourth.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Wall Street Journal captures 2 Pulitzers

first_imgJOURNALISM PUBLIC SERVICE – The Wall Street Journal, for coverage of a 2006 stock-options scandal that rattled corporate America. BREAKING NEWS REPORTING – The (Portland) Oregonian for print and online coverage of a family missing in the Oregon mountains. INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING – Brett Blackledge, The Birmingham News, for his exposure of cronyism and corruption in Alabama’s two-year college system. (Moved by the board from the Public Service category.) EXPLANATORY REPORTING – Kenneth R. Weiss, Usha Lee McFarling and Rick Loomis, the Los Angeles Times, for print and online reports on the world’s distressed oceans. NEW YORK – The Wall Street Journal won two Pulitzer Prizes on Monday for exposing excesses of capitalism – in America and in communist China. The Associated Press captured one for what the judges called a “powerful photograph” of a lone Jewish woman defying Israeli security forces. The journalism prizes recognized a range of American print journalism on subjects from the world’s oceans to corruption in Alabama colleges to restaurant reviews. In the arts categories, two masters finally won Pulitzers on Monday, with 73-year-old novelist Cormac McCarthy receiving the fiction prize for “The Road” and 77-year-old saxophonist Ornette Coleman honored in music for “Sounder Grammar,” a live recording. Pulitzer Prize winners: LOCAL REPORTING – Debbie Cenziper, The Miami Herald, for reports on waste, favoritism and lack of oversight at the Miami housing agency. NATIONAL REPORTING – Charlie Savage, The Boston Globe, for revelations that President George W. Bush often used “signing statements” to assert his controversial right to bypass provisions of new laws. INTERNATIONAL REPORTING – The Wall Street Journal staff, for reports on the adverse impact of China’s booming capitalism on conditions ranging from inequality to pollution. FEATURE WRITING – Andrea Elliott, The New York Times, for her portrait of an immigrant imam. COMMENTARY – Cynthia Tucker, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, for columns “that evince a strong sense of morality and persuasive knowledge of the community.” CRITICISM – Jonathan Gold, LA Weekly, for his “zestful, wide-ranging” restaurant reviews. EDITORIAL WRITING – New York Daily News editorial board, for editorials on behalf of ailing ground zero workers. EDITORIAL CARTOONING – Walt Handelsman, Newsday, for his “stark, sophisticated cartoons and his impressive use of zany animation.” BREAKING NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY – Oded Balilty, The Associated Press, for his photograph of a lone Jewish woman defying Israeli security forces in the West Bank. FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY – Renee C. Byer, The Sacramento (Calif.) Bee, for her portrait of a single mother and her dying child. ARTS FICTION – “The Road,” by Cormac McCarthy (Alfred A. Knopf). DRAMA – “Rabbit Hole,” by David Lindsay-Abaire. HISTORY – “The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation,” by Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff (Alfred A. Knopf). BIOGRAPHY – “The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher,” by Debby Applegate (Doubleday). POETRY – “Native Guard,” by Natasha Trethewey (Houghton Mifflin). GENERAL NONFICTION – “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11,” by Lawrence Wright (Alfred A. Knopf). MUSIC – “Sound Grammar,” by Ornette Coleman.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more