Trump argues to live in Mar-a-Lago — as an employee

first_img Full Name* The council is scheduled to revisit the issue in April, but there doesn’t seem to be much pushback.The town council’s attorney, John “Skip” Randolph, has advised the body to allow Trump’s stay. The council president, Maggie Zeidman, said she didn’t see anything that should prevent Trump from living in his owner suite.Trump’s daughter Ivanka is similarly making moves to relocate to Florida. She and husband Jared Kushner are renting a luxury condo at developer Alex Sapir’s Arte by Antonio Citterio in Surfside.The New York Post reported last month that Donald Trump Jr. and girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle were house hunting 20 miles north of Mar-a-Lago, in Jupiter. And Trump’s daughter Tiffany Trump is thought to be looking for a Miami apartment, Business Insider reported.[Bloomberg] — Sasha JonesContact Sasha Jones Share via Shortlink Tags Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Email Address* Photo illustration of Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago (iStock, Getty/Illustration by Kevin Rebong for TRD)Former President Donald Trump has a new job.As president of his Mar-a-Lago club, Trump meets the definition of a “bona fide” employee, Trump attorney John Marion told officials in Palm Beach on Tuesday. The statement follows complaints from local residents who argue Trump shouldn’t be allowed to live there permanently because of zoning rules, Bloomberg reported.“He is very active on the property,” Marion told the town council. “This guy, as he wanders the property, is like the mayor of Mar-a-Lago.”Employees, unlike guests, are allowed to live on the premises.Read moreIvanka Trump, Jared Kushner to rent luxury condo in Miami’s SurfsideFlorida representative wants Mar-a-Lago shut down following maskless NYE partyIn the rough: Trump’s golf clubs and resorts have lost $315M Celebrity Real EstateDonald TrumpReal Estate and Politics Message*last_img read more

Do pelagic grazers benefit from sea ice? Insights from the Antarctic sea ice proxy IPSO 25

first_imgSea ice affects primary production in polar regions in multiple ways. It can dampen water column productivity by reducing light or nutrient supply, provide a habitat for ice algae and condition the marginal ice zone (MIZ) for phytoplankton blooms on its seasonal retreat. The relative importance of three different carbon sources (sea ice derived, sea ice conditioned, non-sea-ice associated) for the polar food web is not well understood, partly due to the lack of methods that enable their unambiguous distinction. Here we analysed two highly branched isoprenoid (HBI) biomarkers to trace sea-ice-derived and sea-ice-conditioned carbon in Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) and relate their concentrations to the grazers’ body reserves, growth and recruitment. During our sampling in January–February 2003, the proxy for sea ice diatoms (a di-unsaturated HBI termed IPSO25, δ13C  =  −12.5 ± 3.3 ‰) occurred in open waters of the western Scotia Sea, where seasonal ice retreat was slow. In suspended matter from surface waters, IPSO25 was present at a few stations close to the ice edge, but in krill the marker was widespread. Even at stations that had been ice-free for several weeks, IPSO25 was found in krill stomachs, suggesting that they gathered the ice-derived algae from below the upper mixed layer. Peak abundances of the proxy for MIZ diatoms (a tri-unsaturated HBI termed HBI III, δ13C  =  −42.2 ± 2.4 ‰) occurred in regions of fast sea ice retreat and persistent salinity-driven stratification in the eastern Scotia Sea. Krill sampled in the area defined by the ice edge bloom likewise contained high amounts of HBI III. As indicators for the grazer’s performance we used the mass–length ratio, size of digestive gland and growth rate for krill, and recruitment for the biomass-dominant calanoid copepods Calanoides acutus and Calanus propinquus. These indices consistently point to blooms in the MIZ as an important feeding ground for pelagic grazers. Even though ice-conditioned blooms are of much shorter duration than blooms downstream of the permanently sea-ice-free South Georgia, they enabled fast growth and offspring development. Our study shows two rarely considered ways that pelagic grazers may benefit from sea ice: firstly, after their release from sea ice, suspended or sinking ice algae can supplement the grazers’ diet if phytoplankton concentrations are low. Secondly, conditioning effects of seasonal sea ice can promote pelagic primary production and therefore food availability in spring and summer.last_img read more

Utah State Men’s Basketball Visits UNLV Wednesday

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAS VEGAS-Wednesday, Utah State men’s basketball (13-2, 2-0 in Mountain West Conference play) continues its Mountain West season by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center to face the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels (6-8, 1-0 in Mountain West play).The Aggies continue to excel under second-year coach Craig Smith (41-9, .820 at Utah State, .120-64, .652 as a collegiate head coach).In Smith’s tenure, the Aggies are 17-3 in Mountain West play and 8-2 in road contests.The Aggies score 81.8 points per game, ranking them 18th nationally in scoring offense.Utah State also leads the nation in net rebounds (654) and is second in rebound margin per game (+11).The Aggies out-rebound opponents 43.6-31.7 per game.Senior guard Sam Merrill (17.7 points, 5.4 rebounds per game) continues to be Utah State’s leading scorer.Sophomore forward Justin Bean (14 points, a team-best 11 rebounds per game, a team-best 19 blocked shots) continues to be indispensable especially as sophomore center Neemias Queta is having an injury-ravaged season.Junior forward Alphonso Anderson (11.9 points, 5 rebounds per game) and sophomore guard Brock Miller (10.3 points per game) also score in double figures on-average for the Aggies.Senior guard, Portuguese national Diogo Brito, has 27 steals on the season to lead the squad. Junior guard Abel Porter leads the Aggies with 59 assists.Utah State’s stingy defense surrenders only 61.9 points per game. This ranks the Aggies 42nd nationally in scoring defense.UNLV is coached by first-year Rebels head coach T.J. Otzelberger (6-8, .429; 76-41, .650 as a collegiate head coach).The Runnin’ Rebels score 68.2 points per game which ranks them 260th nationally in scoring offense.Junior guard Amauri Hardy (15.2 points per game, a team-best 45 assists and 15 steals), Canadian national, senior center Elijah Mitrou-Long (12.9 points, 4 rebounds per game) and former University of Utah forward, junior Donnie Tillman (12.4 points, 5.3 rebounds per game) each score in double figures on-average for the Runnin’ Rebels.Senegalese national, junior forward Cheikh Mbacke Diong leads UNLV in rebounds (9.1 per game) and blocked shots (15).The Runnin’ Rebels surrender 68.5 points per game, which ties them for 176th nationally in scoring defense with George Washington.UNLV has traditionally dominated this series as the Runnin’ Rebels lead 32-8. The Aggies have won four out of the last five games in the series. December 30, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah State Men’s Basketball Visits UNLV Wednesday Tags: UNLV Basketball/USU Basketball Brad Jameslast_img read more

All change at the top for Fine & Country as CEO quits

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » All change at the top for Fine & Country as CEO quits previous nextAgencies & PeopleAll change at the top for Fine & Country as CEO quitsParent company boss Jon Cooke has stepped in to be interim CEO while former Keller Williams MD arrives to head up most of UK operation.Nigel Lewis1st June 202001,876 Views It’s all change at the top for upmarket estate agency Fine & Country, which is now looking for a new CEO after incumbent David Lindley (above, middle) left on Friday.The 300-branch estate agency is owned by the Epropservices group, which also operates the Guild of Property Professionals.Despite giving six weeks’ notice, Fine & Country has yet to secure a successor to Lindley, who became its CEO five years ago and helped steer the agency through the upheavals caused by the Easyproperty experiment at its parent company.Lindley has enjoyed a meteoric career to date, joining the agency as a trainee manager in 2010 before being promoted to membership manager and, in 2015, made CEO. He told his followers on LinkedIn over the weekend that the decision had been a ‘difficult one’, and that he is now ‘pursuing other business interests’.“It has been an exciting journey for me with Fine & Country, I have been fortunate enough to be part of this superb brand which has grown rapidly and is now one of the leading names in premium estate agency. “I would like to thank all Fine & Country licensees and team members for their support and dedication to the brand.”Until a new CEO can be found, the business is being run by Epropserices boss Jon Cooke (above, left) alongside new UK Managing Director Nicky Stevenson (above, left) and Daniel Harrington, who heads up its international and London operations.Prior to joining Fine & Country, Stevenson worked for nine months at another self-employed agent focused firm, Keller Williams.“I am delighted to take on the role as Managing Director at Fine & Country UK,” says Stevenson.“We enjoy great relationships with our network of individual agents across the country, and I look forward to building on them over the months and years to come, whilst continuing to evolve our agent benefits through our leading marketing and technology platforms,” says Stevenson. Nicky Stevenson jon cooke David Lindley fine & country June 1, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Local students named to the University of Rhode Island’s Fall 2016…

first_imgThe University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce that 5,401 students have qualified for the Fall 2016 Dean’s List. The students represent nearly all of Rhode Island’s cities and towns, all six New England states, New York and New Jersey, other states and more than 16 countries.To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must have completed 12 or more credits during a semester for letter grades with at least a 3.30 quality point average. Part-time students qualify with the accumulation of 12 credits with a 3.30 quality point average.The following students from your area are named to the University of Rhode Island’s Fall 2016 Dean’s List with their area of study:Charles Curtis Bedell of Hoboken, NJ, majoring in General BusinessLismary Perez of Union City, NJ, majoring in Art BASophie Humphreys of Hoboken, NJ, majoring in Univ College – BACamille Madeleine Bertholon of Jersey City, NJ, majoring in Nursinglast_img read more

2011: planning for growth

first_imgBy Max Jenvey of Oxxygen Marketing Partnership, a strategic business accelerator specialising in the bakery, foodservice and convenience retail sectorsHopefully one of your resolutions for 2011 includes a business plan focusing on growth. No cheating now it doesn’t count if it’s still in your head. Commit to the plan in writing and don’t worry if you haven’t already done so, as we will help you.Question: why do some high street and branded bakery chains do so well? Answer: they develop and stick to their marketing plans. Independent bakers often say: “Our customers love our range just the way it is, it has been like that for years.” Yes, your customers do love your products, but failure to regularly update your range can lead to disaster.Start with your customers: who are they, what do they want? Most importantly, ask them. Before making changes to your business, conduct your own market research, focusing on current range, sales and profitability. Kill poorly performing products immediately. What drives your customers’ buying behaviour, their need states at breakfast, lunch and dinner and the in-between times snacking, breaks, feed me now and buy now to take home.Consider current trends and issues; obesity is a major UK challenge and Mintel found that a quarter of women wear clothes 18+, a third of men wear size XL, with 30% of children classified overweight. So you have two opportunities: cater to it or counter it, balancing your offer between healthy and indulgent treats. Think whole grains, super fibres and fat-burning ingredients that promote feeling fuller to cash in on those New Year resolutions.Now back to the 2011 plan: map out all the seasons, holidays and promotional periods. Work out the investment required to achieve each activity with realistic targets. If you want to increase your sales by 20% year-on-year, that’s great, but that 20% must be broken down into smaller, bite-sized chunks for example 2% pricing, 5% promotions, 3% new product development, 1% improved purchasing, 3% staff training and customer service and finally 6% through availability. In 2009, 40% of coffee shop customers ranked product availability as the number one issue (him! coffee shop report 2009).Finally, ensure every change you make is measurable, down to the last raisin in your buns. Stick to your plan and you can afford the cherry on top.last_img read more

Industry man passes on

first_imgIt is with great sadness that Dawn Foods announced that Fred Gascoyne passed away suddenly on Wednesday 9 March.Gascoyne had worked as technical support manager for Dawn for the past two years, but had worked in the baking industry for around 40, and was a well-known and respected figure. He started his career at RHM in 1961 with a bakery apprenticeship, and had worked as a technical representative at Macphie of Glenbervie and British Arkady, before joining Speedibake as special project manager in 1984.”Fred was a highly regarded team member,” said Dawn Foods sales & operations director Glenn Anderson. “We send our sincere condolences to his family.”last_img

News story: Chief Inspector publishes his report on the Home Office’s management of asylum accommodation provision

first_img An inspection of the Home Office’s management of asylum accommodation provision The Home Office response to the asylum accommodation inspection The provision of asylum accommodation, in line with the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, was examined by the National Audit Office in 2014 and by the Home Affairs Committee (HAC) in 2017. While I did not set out to re-examine every finding or recommendation made by the NAO or HAC, I took note of the Home Office’s responses to the latter in particular and looked to see what actions had been completed and what improvements had been made. For several reasons, not least the difficulty of extracting evidence from the Home Office, this inspection proved more challenging than most. My report is likely to please no-one. It was clear from the Home Office’s response to the draft report that this topic touched a nerve. It considered my criticisms unfair and believed its efforts had not been fully recognised. Meanwhile, I suspect that the many non-government organisations (NGOs) and other stakeholders engaged with asylum accommodation, and those living in it, will feel that the report has not gone far enough in challenging the standards of accommodation and support provided. Discussions with the Home Office, the commercial providers, NGOs and asylum seekers about particular properties showed just how difficult it was to agree on what constituted “an acceptable standard” of accommodation, and how equally difficult it was for the parties to remain objective and to trust each other’s intentions and actions. The overriding impression from this inspection was of many individuals – from the Home Office, the Providers, NGOs and voluntary groups, statutory services and local authorities – up and down the UK, working hard to do their best for those in asylum accommodation, but often with quite different perspectives and priorities. The system will always rely on collaboration, but it is the Home Office that holds most of the keys – to easing demand on asylum accommodation through more efficient management of asylum claims; to standardising data capture and improving information flows; to ensuring policies and practices support and protect the most vulnerable; to driving a UK-wide dispersal strategy for asylum seekers and refugees that engages more local authorities. For all its efforts, this inspection found the Home Office too accepting of the limitations of the current COMPASS contracts and how things are, and too optimistic that the work it has in hand and the new contracts would bring about improvements. In reality, there is much more that it can and should be doing now, before September 2019 when the new contracts start. Otherwise, the same underlying issues with asylum accommodation are likely to persist, whatever benefits the new contracts may deliver. I have made 9 recommendations, some of them time-sensitive. My report was sent to the Home Secretary on 9 July 2018. While it has accepted all of my recommendations, the Home Office’s formal response (published with this report) looks to underplay the evidence of poor accommodation standards. This is unhelpful when it comes to building trust.center_img David Bolt Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigrationlast_img read more

Mike Gordon Joins The Benevento Russo Duo At Hulaween [Full Video]

first_imgIt’s certainly a rare occasion for Joe Russo and Marco Benevento to reunite as a duo. While the Joe Russo’s Almost Dead bandmates have mostly dedicated their time to the Grateful Dead-inspired band, as Benevento tours his own band throughout the year, the drummer and keyboardist reunited for their fourth show this year after a six year hiatus on Friday night. Suwannee Hulaween served as the perfect setting for this reunion, even bringing former collaborator Mike Gordon to the stage for a set-closing “Scratchitti”.The Benevento Russo Duo made an unexpected come-back when they played a surprise show at a small club in Brooklyn, NY at the Threes Brewing in 2016. Having not played since 2010, the show marked the first of four that would take place in the year since. While they were once a touring machine, bringing Mike Gordon along for the ride in 2005 and then Trey Anastasio in 2006, the Duo always remained the key ingredient of the special sauce.During their performance at Suwannee Hulaween, the Benevento Russo Duo welcomed the Phish bassist for an appropriate “Scratchitti”–an original that’s been in rotation since the band’s inception in 2004, and the go-to for Mike Gordon sit-ins. As JamBase notes, the trio hadn’t shared the stage under this moniker since 2008, and with Mike Gordon’s band in 2009–though the end of this video indicates that it’s been eleven years since they’d played that together. All in all, the surprise sit-in was a huge success for all those in attendance.Check out a full video of the Benevento Russo Duo and Mike Gordon performing “Scratchitti” below:last_img read more

Hoffman named Trudeau Scholar

first_imgSteven Hoffman, a doctoral candidate in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’ (GSAS) Health Policy program, has been awarded the prestigious 2012 Trudeau Scholarship.The scholarships are awarded annually by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation of Canada to support up to 15 doctoral candidates pursuing research of compelling present-day concerns that address one or more of the foundation’s themes: human rights and dignity, responsible citizenship, Canada in the world, and people and their natural environment. Trudeau Scholars are highly gifted individuals who are actively engaged in their fields and expected to become leading national and international figures.Hoffman, who came to Harvard last year as the recipient of a 2011-12 Fulbright Canada Student Award, is pursuing a Ph.D. in health policy. Awarded by GSAS, the degree is part of a collaborative program that includes faculty from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and five Harvard Schools: the Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School, and Harvard Kennedy School.last_img read more