first_imgDemand in the Hamptons surged last year: In the fourth quarter, the number of transactions rose to 803 homes, the highest quarterly total in 15 years, according to a report from Douglas Elliman. Supply, meanwhile, has fried up, with listing inventory sliding from 1,919 homes to 1,745. That’s resulted in bidding wars, with 19 percent of homes sold in the fourth quarter closed at prices above final asking.And while the median sale price rose to an all-time high of $1.4 million at the end of 2020, the Jule Pond Road property is leaps and bounds beyond that. It remains one of the Hamptons’ priciest homes for sale, possibly surpassed only by 700 Meadow Lane, which is currently asking $175 million. That property hit the market in January.Other homes with astronomical prices did sell last year. Hedge funder Ken Griffin — himself no stranger to wild real estate purchases — bought Calvin Klein’s onetime compound at 650 Meadow Lane for $84.4 million. The second priciest sale of 2020 was an East Hampton estate that traded for $67 million.The Jule Pond Road property was originally built in 1957 by Henry Ford II, grandson of the famed automaker, and was known as Fordune. The current owner is Brenda Earl, a former partner at hedge fund Zweig-Dimenna, according to property records. She purchased the property in 2002 for around $22 million.The property, which is situated on 42 acres, includes a 20,000-square-foot main house with 12 bedrooms, 12 full bathrooms and three partial bathrooms. It also features a swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts, and an outdoor kitchen. Its many indoor amenities include a billiards room and private gym.The compound is advertised as having the largest ocean frontage in the Hamptons, spanning nearly a quarter mile. The property borders protected and preserved land, adding yet another quarter mile of ocean frontage. Whether all of that is enough to finally draw in a deep-pocketed buyer remains to be seen.Contact Sasha Jones hamptons-weeklylong islandResidential Real EstateSotheby’s International Realtysouthampton villageThe Hamptons Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* 90 Jule Pond Drive is on t he market for $145 million (Sotheby’s International Realty)The Hamptons real estate market was red-hot in the past past year, even as the pandemic hammered home sales in New York City. But how much are buyers willing to pay?A Southampton property has put skyrocketing demand out east to the test with a price tag of $145 million — and if that sounds high, consider that it was once going for $30 million more.The massive estate at 90 Jule Pond Drive is co-listed by Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty and Bespoke Real Estate at that eye-popping price. It originally hit the market in 2017 at $175 million, making it the most expensive property in the Hamptons at the time. After two years and no takers, its price was chopped to $145 million in June 2019.Since then, the price hasn’t budged — and neither has the listing. A representative for Sotheby’s declined to comment; Bespoke did not provide comment prior to publication.Read moreThis massive Hamptons compound just cut $30M from its asking priceFormer ad exec asks staggering $175M for Hamptons estateKen Griffin in contract for Calvin Klein’s Hamptons compound Email Address* Tags Message*last_img read more

first_img Written by Tags: Bernie Andre/Carlos HInes/Connor Toolson/Isaiah White/Northern Arizona/Utah Valley/Wyatt Lowell Associated Press December 8, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Valley puts Northern Arizona away in 2nd half, 98-78 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Isaiah White scored 19 points and led five players into double-figure scoring as Utah Valley ran away from Northern Arizona in the second half to post a 98-78 nonconference victory Saturday night.The Wolverines bounced back from an 80-69 loss at Arizona Thursday to earn their first road win of the season.Carlos Hines hit a 3-pointer with :40 left to pull the Lumberjacks even at 44-44, but Wyatt Lowell answered with a 3 to send Utah Valley into the break with a 47-44 advantage. White opened the second half with a free throw and Connor Toolson added a 3 and a layup to push the lead to 53-44. Hines hit two 3s to help Northern Arizona hang on, but Utah Valley answered with 3s from White and Lowell. Ben Nakwaasah and Jake Toolson each hit 3s, and after Bernie Andre hit a jumper for the Lumberjacks, Nakwaasah hit again from deep to make it 74-59 and the Wolverines cruised from there.Toolson finished with 16 points and Utah Valley (7-4) finished hitting 15 of 24 from beyond the arc.Hines hit 5 of 9 from deep and finished with 21 points for Northern Arizona (2-5).last_img read more

first_imgDell Technologies and VMware have a long history of bringing new solutions to market together, delivering immense value to organizations of all sizes. As businesses and users rely more heavily on applications and an increased need for business resiliency, VMware and Dell Technologies are announcing a host of new options that customers can leverage to modernize their applications and infrastructure. These solutions will allow organizations to simplify VMware management, automate data protection, and accelerate operational efficiencies.PowerMax SRDF Now Supports VMware SRM with vVolsAs customers modernize their infrastructure and move from a hardware-centric storage approach to an application-centric approach, Dell EMC PowerMax with vVols provides an enterprise-grade platform for running virtual volumes at scale with the world’s fastest storage array¹. Customers can now leverage VMware’s Site Recovery Manager (SRM) to initiate automated replication with PowerMax SRDF/A to orchestrate VM movement between sites and maximize availability for mission-critical applications. Combining the gold standard in replication with VMware’s Storage Strategy, SRM with SRDF, accelerates the IT modernization journey for our customers and provides peace of mind across the VMware environment.“Customers look to VMware and Dell Technologies to provide a platform that supports their mission critical workloads. VMware’s Site Recovery Manager integrated with vVols is now being delivered on Dell EMC PowerMax with the Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF) – the recognized leader in enterprise-grade storage replication. Dell Technologies and VMware customers can use VMware’s continuously availability mechanisms together with Dell EMC high-performance arrays to maximize the availability of their mission-critical environments,” — Lee Caswell, VP, Marketing, Cloud Platforms BU, VMware.PowerProtect Data Manager Provides Modern Protection  Dell Technologies and VMware are helping customers change evolve their infrastructure to support modern applications with consistent operations and increased choice across hybrid cloud architectures. Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager brings enterprise data protection for the VMware Tanzu portfolio, on-premises and in the cloud. With VMware running Kubernetes everywhere, enabling the protection of Tanzu is essential for business operations. Additionally, the orchestration that PowerProtect Data Manager provides is critical to the management of the total solution. PowerProtect Data Manager provides protection for Tanzu Kubernetes clusters in vSphere with Kubernetes, Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) and Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated (aka TKGI).Policy-Driven Management: Simplify and Automate VM ProtectionWe are dedicated to introducing joint innovations that help customers modernize their infrastructure, simplify and automate data protection and maximize existing investment. New PowerProtect Data Manager integrations make it the only solution to provide native vCenter Storage Policy-based Management integration for VM protection. This allows VI admins to save time by using well-known workflows from within their vSphere environment to assign data protection policies. Additionally, this latest release of PowerProtect Data Manager offers a VMware-certified solution to protect the VMware Cloud Foundation infrastructure layer.Enhanced Protection of Mission-Critical VMsDell Technologies is previewing a new feature in PowerProtect Data Manager that will eliminate the need to pause a VM during backup. With this feature, large, mission critical VMs can be backed up without business disruption using snapshot and data movement technologies developed by Dell Technologies. Customers who previously had ‘unprotectable’ VMs due to availability concerns impacting their business will soon be able to protect their VMs without experiencing any inactivity.Dell EMC ObjectScale Brings Object Access to vSphere EnvironmentsFinally, building on VMware’s recent announcement of the vSAN Data Persistence platform, Dell Technologies is previewing its next generation object storage platform, Dell EMC ObjectScale, currently in early access. ObjectScale will empower developers to provision S3-compatible, cloud-scale storage for modern stateful applications on demand. By enabling object storage—a critical component of cloud-native application architectures—to be deployed directly through vSphere’s infrastructure management experience, VMware is equipping customers with the tools to deliver modern application experiences and bridge the gap between development and IT. VMware customers can now deploy storage technology which helps them capture and manage all data types, better serving their development partners and ultimately their end users.For more information, please visit here.¹ Based on Dell EMC internal analysis of published bandwidth of the Dell EMC PowerMax 8000 versus competitive mainstream arrays, July 2019.last_img read more

first_imgA manmade pond is a place to fish and see wildlife. It adds to the view from the house.And it’s a good place to take the grandchildren.But did you ever notice what some people do when they get a lake lot, or make a pond?After choosing the house or cabin site, they declare war on all vegetation exceptperhaps a few of the largest trees.Chain saws and weed trimmers roar and machetes whack from the high ground all the wayto the water’s edge. Ask them why, and they say, “so we can see the water.”I agree that “seeing water” can have some therapeutic effect. But how muchwater do you need to see?After the clearing comes mowing — weekend mowing, hot-weather mowing, noisy mowing,endless mowing and mindless mowing. Eventually anyone can visit every shoreline point on agrass carpet.But how much mowing and clearing do you want?A glimpse of the water invites you to go exploring. A couple of clean-mowed accesspoints is a plus. But if you can see the whole edge you have no sense of adventure.Nothing further needs exploring.Leaving wild places along the shore is more intriguing. Not seeing all the waterprovides a sense of mystery.How steep and deep do you want the edges?If the pond was built for fish production, the edge slopes steeply to deep water. Thisway there is little room for rooted aquatic plants like cattails, pickerelweed andarrowhead.Steep edges allow fewer hiding places for little fish. That way the big fish can catchthe little ones. Steep edges allow easier access to deep water and easier fishing from thebank.But deepening pond edges means fewer rooted aquatic plants, too. That means fewer waterinsects, turtles, snakes, ducks, tadpoles, frogs, marsh wrens, egrets and herons, snails,crayfish, red-winged blackbirds … fewer living things that add up to what biologistscall diversity.What good is diversity?It’s less boring. And wild, diverse environments are more stable than simple ones. Ifyou’re a wildlife lover with a pond in view of the house, you might want to see a greatervariety of water life.Do you want sun or shade on the water’s edge?The shade of large shoreline trees can control weeds. If you want a clear place, it’seasier to maintain in shade. Some sunny places and some shady places make a nice mix.Don’t let large trees grow on the dam, though. If they die and the roots rot they mayallow leaks to develop along the root channels.What if a tree falls into the pond?You can clean it up. Or you can let it lie as a hiding place for fish and a basking logfor turtles.Do you want clear, greenish or muddy water?Steep-sided ponds allow efficient use of fertilizer to produce that greenish planktonbloom that’s much of the base of the fish food chain.A shallow-tapering edge full of rooted marsh plants tends to make for clearer water.These plants suck nutrients from the water. And that reduces plankton “blooms.”Very steep banks that project above the waterline allow waves to slap them. Thatmuddies the water.You can see such ugly, eroding shorelines at many large lakes. I dislike them. Muddywater reduces some fish’s feeding success because they can’t see as well to find prey.Do you want mowed edges or wild weeds, steep or shallow banks, shady or sunny shores,and clear, muddy or green water? It’s up to you.last_img read more

first_imgThe Maine Department of Transportation will be sending workers and equipment to Vermont in an effort to help respond to rebuilding the Vermont’s roads and bridges in response to Tropical Storm Irene. ‘We are so grateful to our neighboring states to help bolster our efforts at this time of need, ‘ said VTrans Secretary, Brian Searles.  ‘Just as neighbors are helping neighbors throughout Vermont, states are now helping states so that we can rebuild from this storm.’  Maine Governor, Paul LePage explained, ‘Maine has a long-standing tradition of helping neighbors in need, and this is no exception. The extraordinary damage in Vermont would compel any neighbor to assist however they can.’ One hundred and forty nine Maine DOT employees are expected to arrive at the Dummerston Incident Command Center on Tuesday.  They will be organized into two contingencies, one entering the state through Keene NH, the other via Lebenon into White River Junction at approximately 2pm.   Accompanying these employees will be 145 heavy equipment vehicles, including excavators, loaders, graders, dump trucks and other vehicles needed help speed Vermont’s recovery.   This past Friday, September 2, Vermont requested MaineDOT’s assistance under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) which is administered through the Maine Emergency Management Agency.  Over the holiday weekend, an advance team from MaineDOT met with Vermont officials and toured the state, inspecting the damage. This team then worked to plan the mobilization of equipment and staff. Mobilization of equipment occurred during the weekend and Labor Day. MaineDOT has been mobilizing equipment in three different staging areas in preparation for the trip to Vermont. MaineDOT crews are planning to leave on Tuesday for Vermont. 149 MaineDOT employees volunteered to assist in the relief effort. It is expected that the duration of deployment will be a maximum of two weeks. The cost of the relief effort will be reimbursed from federal emergency relief funds administered through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact. ‘We are fortunate in Maine not to have suffered similar damage to our roads and bridges. Storm repairs are continuing in Maine, but are not as extensive as those in Vermont. In this type of emergency situation, we can temporarily aid our neighbors to help speed their recovery,’ said MaineDOT Commissioner David Bernhardt.VTrans. 9.5.2011#30#last_img read more

first_img The arrest took place in Medellín’s Olaya Herrera Airport, when “El Matemático” was about to take a commercial flight to Cali. Colombian national Luis Fernando Otálvaro, alias “El Matemático” [The Mathematician], who is accused of introducing around 60 tons of cocaine into the United States, was arrested at an airport in the city of Medellín, the Colombian police announced. “El Matemático” is also an associate of Daniel “El Loco” [The Crazy One] Barrera, one of Colombia’s most-wanted drug traffickers, the text added. The drug shipments were transported across the Caribbean on speedboats, and the revenues obtained – calculated at 24 million dollars per ton – returned to Colombia hidden in commercial shipping containers, the police said. By Dialogo January 20, 2012center_img A New York court has requested Otálvaro’s extradition on charges of coordinating the shipment of around 60 tons of cocaine to American territory between 2004 and 2007. Fifty-seven-year-old Otálvaro belongs to an organization known as the Junta Directiva del Narcotráfico [Drug Trafficking Executive Board] and is headed by Luis Agustín Caicedo, “Don Lucho,” who is currently jailed in the United States, the police explained. Another 14 members of “El Loco” Barrera’s network sought by the United States were already arrested in November.last_img read more

first_imgSamsung, the world’s top smartphone maker, remains optimistic that its newly launched Galaxy S20 will receive a good response from Indonesian consumers although fears of the COVID-19 outbreak could discourage people from going to shopping malls to buy the new handset.Samsung Electronic Indonesia’s marketing head Denny Galant said in Jakarta on Wednesday that the sales in Indonesia would be high as usual despite the plunging initial sales of the Galaxy S20 in Korea. “Our S20 pre-order numbers surpassed the S10 pre-orders during its launching year in February, last year. Based on that figure, we believe that demand in Indonesia will remain high,” he said while declining to elaborate on the numbers. Samsung sold an estimated 70,800 units of the Galaxy S20 in Korea on Thursday (Feb. 27), far lower than 140,000 units of the Galaxy S10 series sold on the first day of sales last year, The Korea Herald reported.A Korean telecom company official blamed the COVID-19 outbreak for the sales slump, which reduced the number of consumers visiting brick-and-mortar stores.In addition, Indonesia’s smartphone sales volumes also reported single-digit negative growth in 2019, following a global trend of a 2 percent decline in smartphone demand, market researcher Growth from Knowledge (GfK) stated on Wednesday.Denny assured that the coronavirus outbreak has not disrupted Galaxy S20’s stock supply to Indonesia, despite the recent shutdown of Samsung’s factory in South Korea.As of Monday, Samsung’s smartphone plant in Gumi, North Gyeongsang province, in South Korea had to shut down twice as four of its employees tested positive for COVID-19, according to The Korea Herald. The Gumi plant produces Samsung’s flagship smartphones including the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Z Flip.“The supply for our flagship smartphone in Indonesia remains secure despite the virus outbreak,” Denny said.Samsung maintained its domination of the flagship smartphone market in Indonesia with a 67 percent market share in 2019, according to Samsung. (mpr)Topics :last_img read more

first_img“Our goals include reducing daily case counts, increasing the number of recoveries, as well as reducing the number of fatalities,” Wiku said in a statement.He added that Jokowi expected the aforementioned goals to be achieved within the next two weeks.To arrive at that point, he said the government had devised a strategy that entailed – among other things – synchronizing regional databases with the central government’s statistics for a swifter decision-making process.“So the mitigation [efforts] are more region-specific,” Wiku said, while calling on all regional heads to coordinate with the central government to ensure that the COVID-19 emergency remained under control. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has appointed several of his Cabinet members and agency heads to directly supervise the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic mitigation efforts in regions considered to be the country’s primary coronavirus hot spots.National COVID-19 task force spokesperson Wiku Adisasmito said in a press conference on Tuesday that Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Pandjaitan, Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto and National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) head Doni Monardo were among those tasked with the job.The government is focused on flattening the COVID-10 infection curve in nine provinces with the highest transmission rates in the country: Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, East Java, North Sumatra, South Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, Papua and Bali. Data from the Health Ministry show an upward trend in COVID-19 cases over the past week, he said. As of Tuesday, the number of active cases has increased 24.4 percent, while the number of fatalities has also increased 4 percent.However, he said the government had also recorded a 14 percent increase in the number of recovered patients across the country.Wiku also urged districts and subdistricts to immediately impose micro-scale social restrictions (PSBM).Such measures, he said, could help break the infection chain and therefore stem the spread of the disease to other areas.“The ‘high-priority’ provinces are expected to be able to keep the situation under control by cooperating with local authorities, including the National Police and the Indonesian Military,” Wiku added.Topics :last_img read more

first_imgArsenal cleared to re-sign Dani Ceballos by Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane Metro Sport ReporterThursday 2 Apr 2020 11:45 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.2kShares Comment Arsenal could look to re-sign Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have been given hope of re-signing Dani Ceballos after Zinedine Zidane reportedly decided he would not feature in his plans at Real Madrid for next season.Ceballos, who was loaned to the Gunners last summer, had recovered from injury to work his way back into Mikel Arteta’s plans before the season was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.The global health crisis means the 2019-20 campaign may well run over to the summer and Ceballos, who was due to return to Madrid in July, wants to see out the entire season at the Emirates.Arsenal were resigned to the fact that Ceballos would not be returning to north London once the season finished, with the Spaniard desperate to break into the first-team at the Bernabeu.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBut the Daily Star say Zidane has put Ceballos on a list of 12 players who will be surplus to requirements next season.It is claimed that Real Madrid are currently looking to loan the 23-year-old out again, which has opened the door for Arteta and Arsenal.But Spanish clubs Valencia and Real Betis are also in contact with Real Madrid over a loan deal for Ceballos. Gunners boss Mikel Arteta (Picture: Getty)Discussing his future this week, Ceballos said: ‘I finish my contract on June 30. I would have to play for Arsenal, I don’t know how [it would work].‘The relationship of the future would be irresponsible for me to speak about. The most important thing will be to be important for my new team.‘I came to Arsenal to be important and in less than a month it has disappeared [because of coronavirus].’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityMORE: Bacary Sagna takes fresh dig at Arsenal chiefs and stands by ‘circus’ claimMORE: Arsenal hero Ian Wright reveals he ‘genuinely hated’ Man United legend Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgPeter Tros, sustainable investment analyst at ING Netherlands, added that investors sometimes needed a little push towards a sustainable choice.“Faced with a choice between a regular fund and a sustainable alternative, 81% picked the sustainable one, but after answering a series of questions about ESG, this percentage increased to 90%.”Tros also noted that just one in seven investors knew about the concept of impact investment, while three-quarters had never heard of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.“The Dutch indicated that they rate issues such as access to clean drinking water and proper education as very important, but they often don’t know how to factor them in to their investment decisions,” he said.IPE will be publishing an in-depth report into the latest ESG-related trends and ideas in the November issue of the magazine. Almost three quarters of Dutch investors are prepared to miss out on part of potential investment returns in order to support ESG considerations, a survey has suggested.The survey of more than 1,100 people – carried out by DirectResearch and commissioned by ING and NN Investment Partners – found that almost one in five would accept a 4% lower return if their investments benefited the environment and society.The research bureau concluded that the findings provided new proof that sustainable investing was developing rapidly from a niche market to mainstream, “as only a few years ago surveys suggested that Dutch investors were hardly interested in sustainability criteria”.“There is increasing evidence that sustainable investing doesn’t come at the expense of returns, and could even generate better results,” commented Valentijn van Nieuwenhuijzen, chief investment officer at NN IP.last_img read more