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Cisco to close Flip camera arm

By on September 4, 2021

first_img Networking firm Cisco is to close its embattled consumer products business, as it looks to revive its fortunes. The firm will close down its Flip video camera business, the portable device it acquired through buying manufacturer Pure Digital in 2009. Closing the arm will help it to refocus on its core business network, as part of the firm’s restructuring plans, it said yesterday. KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com Tuesday 12 April 2011 8:14 pm Sharecenter_img Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald Cisco to close Flip camera arm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Saclay Student Residence / LAN Architecture

By on June 17, 2021

first_img Topotek 1 Architects: LAN Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Charly Broyez+ 43Curated by Paula Pintos Share Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Reckli, Bouygues Construction, DRUET, Daubigney, Gregoire, HVA Concept, S2G préfabricateur, SAFAIP, STEF Métal Year:  CopyUrban Planning, Housing•Gif-sur-Yvette, France Area:  25346 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/916497/saclay-student-residence-lan Clipboard Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationAutodesk3DS Max – 3D Design SoftwareRenders / 3D AnimationAutodeskAutoCAD 2D and 3D Design SoftwareDesign Team:Giovanna Pasinelli, Marcello Orlandini, Dorothée Riou, Maxime Enrico, Lisa TaibiClients:LinkCityEngineering:Bouygues ConstructionConsultants:Franck Boutté ConsultantsCity:Gif-sur-YvetteCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Charly BroyezText description provided by the architects. LAN, in association with CVA and the landscape architect Topotek, has just completed plot B, a highlight of the Grand Paris project, for a total of 900 residences, serving 1,082 students. Spanning two Urban Development Zones, the École Polytechnique district and the Moulon district, this large-scale campus represents the pinnacle of national higher education and research, and is one of the greatest student residences ever created in France.Save this picture!© Charly BroyezSave this picture!AxoSave this picture!© Fabrice FouilletThe project is an opportunity to reconcile architecture and landscape. The project is based on a simple idea: densifying the edge of the plot to create a true park in the centre. The three buildings in the perimeter attest the separation between the inside and outside and they create a central plot, the park punctuated by the “Muses”. Therefore, 70% of the program’s lodgings are in peripheral buildings (01-02-03). With breaks and openings created by wide doorways and the design of the outside spaces, the project introduces the idea that there is a “proper transparency”, placing nature life on centre stage, as a link to architecture and a guaranty of that form of the city’s ecology to which we all aspire.Save this picture!© Charly BroyezInspired by garden design, the “Muses” park uses nature as its focal point, favouring an architecture that melds with the landscape. Expansive lawns are sprinkled with birches, lending an intimate and friendly scale to the pedestrian-only park. Following the model of the pavilion and carrousel, the “Muse” buildings is drawn from Greek antiquity and the ornamental gardens of the early 18th century. Five cylinders provide volume with no specific orientation or hierarchy, and punctuate the walking path.Save this picture!© Charly BroyezMaterials. Shared design components provide coherence to all of the buildings and allows each architectural structure to shine, enriching the other buildings while preserving their overall cohesion. Two kinds of complementary facade treatments have thus been used: Buildings 01, 02 and 03, made in black and grey stained concrete, are marked by a frame and regular openings, which create a regular and symmetrical architecture. Buildings 04, 05, 06, 07 and 08, known as the “Muses”, have been done in exposed, prefabricated concrete, revealing a play of  photo-engraved matrices and repeating the muse pattern of Greek mythology. Through their materials, contours and profile, the façades become narrative spaces.Save this picture!© Fabrice FouilletHousing Types. While the buildings along the perimeter of the plot cultivate an urban lifestyle, the residences in the “Muses” form a more innovative habitat. The circular forms allow the façade length per residence to be increased, while reducing the façade length for the total surface area. The cylindrical plan optimises the distribution surfaces, reducing the surface area of the entry and allowing spaces for separate living and sleeping areas. The vertical circulations are established at the centre of the layout, connecting to an elevator and an enclosed stairway serving 14 residences per level, with an average surface area of 18.50 m2 each. The peripheral buildings offer various types of housing ranging from the T1 clusters which surround common living areas, to shared apartments.Save this picture!© Fabrice FouilletProject gallerySee allShow lessPerched Over 2,000-Year-Old Roman Mosaics and Ruins, This Hotel Takes a Bold Approac…ArticlesLunéville Multimedia Library / StudioladaSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Rue Joliot Curie, 91190 Gif-sur-Yvette, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Urban Planning Lead Architects: “COPY” 2018 Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_descriptioncenter_img Saclay Student Residence / LAN Architecture Photographs:  Charly Broyez, Fabrice Fouillet Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/916497/saclay-student-residence-lan Clipboard ArchDaily France LAN, Clément Vergély Architectes, Topotek Photographs Saclay Student Residence / LAN ArchitectureSave this projectSaveSaclay Student Residence / LAN Architecture Landscape: CopyAbout this officeLAN ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsUrbanismUrban PlanningResidential ArchitectureHousingGif-sur-YvetteFrancePublished on May 11, 2019Cite: “Saclay Student Residence / LAN Architecture” 11 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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TCU students travel to Austin for ACL

By on June 13, 2021

first_img Previous articleSpeaker: ‘Superhuman things’ happening in RwandaNext articleFirst-year students are popular attendees at theCrew events Shelby Arnold RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Students travel to Arlington for Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour ReddIt Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods + posts Shelby Arnold The Bottom brings back karaoke Thursdays and improves security Twitter Shelby is a junior at TCU majoring in journalism with a business minor. She covers crime and public safety for TCU 360. Twitter Linkedin Shelby Arnoldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-arnold/ Shelby Arnoldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-arnold/center_img Library expansion causes change in security measures Shelby Arnoldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-arnold/ Disruptive behavior at bus loadings causes increase in alcohol violations Shelby Arnoldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-arnold/ ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis Facebook printTCU students travel to Austin for ACL by Shelby Arnold on Exposure read more

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Portugal urged to drop charges against “Football Leaks” whistleblower

By on June 12, 2021

first_img News News Arrested in Budapest on 16 January under a European warrant issued by Portugal that accuses him of “attempted extortion,” “data theft,” “illegal access” to information and “violating secrets,” Rui Pinto is the source of revelations that have led to criminal investigations into soccer industry malfeasance being initiated in several countries.It was his cooperation with the investigative reporting coalition called European Investigative Collaborations (EIC) that led to the “Football Leaks” revelations in many media outlets in 2016 and again in 2018 about match-fixing, doping, fraud and other forms of large-scale corruption in the soccer world.The authorities in several countries have begun investigations based on these public interest revelations. They include France, which is conducting investigations into tax fraud and money laundering. Pinto is currently cooperating with National Finance Prosecutor’s Office (PNF) in France and with the Swiss judicial authorities.Although Pinto has announced his readiness to “begin cooperating with several prosecutors in Europe,” he is currently under house arrest in Budapest pending a hearing within 60 days to rule on Portugal’s extradition request. If approved, his extradition could not only lead to his conviction but could also obstruct the investigations in France, Switzerland and other countries.“Rui Pinto is the source of the revelations published by the media outlets that are part of the EIC network,” RSF said. “There is clearly a public interest in this information, which is of vital importance. It is essential that he should be protected and should be able to continue cooperating with judicial authorities. We ask the Hungarian authorities to reject the extradition request and we ask the Portuguese authorities to drop all proceedings against him. We also urge the French and Swiss authorities to give him their support.”The European Union is currently discussing a directive on the protection of whistleblowers for which RSF made many proposals. A series of cases in recent years have highlighted the importance of greater protection for whistleblowers at the European level. © HENDRIK SCHMIDT / DPA / DPA PICTURE-ALLIANCE Organisation “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Receive email alerts News Europe – Central AsiaFranceSwitzerlandHungaryPortugal Protecting sources Conflicts of interestCorruptionWhistleblowersJudicial harassment January 25, 2019 Portugal urged to drop charges against “Football Leaks” whistleblower Europe – Central AsiaFranceSwitzerlandHungaryPortugal Protecting sources Conflicts of interestCorruptionWhistleblowersJudicial harassment to go furthercenter_img Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Hungarian authorities not extradite Rui Pinto, the Portuguese whistleblower behind the major “Football Leaks” revelations about illegal practices in the soccer industry, and calls on the Portuguese authorities to drop all proceedings against him. Help by sharing this information June 7, 2021 Find out more June 8, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia RSF_en RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan June 4, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Mnuchin Addresses GSEs and Conservatorship

By on May 31, 2021

first_img Previous: Shoring Up the American Dream Next: For First Time Since Spring, Serious-Delinquency Rates Hold Steady The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 1 day ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 1 day ago December 15, 2020 13,508 Views About Author: Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Mnuchin Addresses GSEs and Conservatorship The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 1 day agocenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Mnuchin Addresses GSEs and Conservatorship  Print This Post Share Save The Treasury Secretary of the United States says Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae will remain government-sponsored throughout the remainder of Donald Trump’s presidency, leaving President-elect Joseph Biden to decide the enterprises’ fates.Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg report that the GSEs’ bailout arrangements could still undergo some adjustments prior to Biden’s January  2021 inauguration.Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told the Wall Street Journal’s Andrew Ackerman he probably would not issue the consent order required to release the GSEs from conservatorship during his tenure.”We’re going to not do anything that jeopardizes taxpayers and puts them at additional risk,” Mnuchin told the Journal. “We also want to be careful that we don’t do anything that overnight would limit access to mortgage finance.”At a House Financial Services Committee hearing (which can be accessed in full, at financialservices.house.gov), Mnuchin discussed the possible consent order, saying, “There could be a scenario where at some point between basically the zero capital they have and the full capital requirement, there would be a consent order and they would be released subject to a consent order. There’s got to be significant capital for them, in my opinion, to be released.”House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters encouraged FHFA Director Mark Calabria to stop any attempts to release the GSEs from government oversight. Waters said that no move in that regard should occur until the new President is sworn in next January.”At the very least,” she said, “the Congress and the American public deserve transparency  … I urge [Calabria] to fully engage with Congress by testifying before our Committee and to immediately halt your efforts to raise the enterprises capital requirements and to release them from conservatorship. [FHFA] should instead focus on ensuring that renters and homeowners are receiving the help they need during this pandemic.”According to an article by Joe Light in Bloomberg, “privatizing Fannie and Freddie proved more complicated than the Treasury secretary might have assumed. It also got sidetracked by more pressing issues, like pushing Trump’s tax cut through Congress and responding to the Covid-19 fueled economic downturn.”Mnuchin has testified that he will pave the way for some changes to Fannie and Freddie’s bailout agreements. He told the Journal that he would create a “blueprint” for what he thinks should happen within the housing-finance system following his tenure.According to Light, “Private shareholders of Fannie and Freddie shares, which include major hedge funds, have clamored for the companies to be released, which would potentially allow them to start collecting profits again.”As for how Team Biden would handle the issue, Ackerman reports that, “Advisers close to Biden said he would be in no hurry to privatize the companies… Instead, Biden would focus on ways to use the companies to boost housing affordability and promote homeownership …” Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 1 day ago 2020-12-15 Christina Hughes Babb Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago Subscribelast_img read more

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Real estate bigwigs on their minimum wage days

By on May 12, 2021

first_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink From left: John Catsimatidis, Darcy Stacom and Brad Hargreaves (Illustration by Paul Kisselev)It’s hard to forget a first job, whether it was scooping ice cream, waiting tables or selling knives door-to-door.But it’s funny to think that the CEOs, developers and top industry brokers — who these days have hundreds of employees under their purview and salaries that put them in the uppermost stratosphere of earners — once made minimum wage. Last year, The Real Deal brought you the first edition of this annual series, in which bigwigs like Harry Macklowe, Don Peebles and MaryAnne Gilmartin talked about shoveling snow, pumping gas and flipping burgers at McDonald’s, respectively. This summer we went back for more, talking to six more industry power players to find out how they got their start and what they learned from their first foray into the workforce.Darcy StacomChair and head of New York City Capital Markets at CBREWhen CBRE’s Darcy Stacom was 15 years old, her parents called her into the living room of their Greenwich, Connecticut, home and told her to take a look around.“I’m thinking, ‘Someday, this will be mine,’” she said, “and they go, ‘We just want you to know we plan on spending every dime, so we’re sending you to work in New York City this summer.’”So, her mother and father, Matthew Stacom — the late veteran broker who played a key role in the making of the Sears Tower in Chicago — got her a job at her father’s firm Cushman & Wakefield. She worked in the mailroom in the summer of 1976 before her sophomore year of high school and in the market research department the following year, Stacom said.“I was expecting to spend the summer at the country club with all my friends,” she noted. “Instead, I ended up commuting [by train].”Stacom, who is now 59 and likely rakes in millions per year as one of the city’s top investment sales brokers, said she started out earning a rate that amounted to about $13,000 a year at the time. She reported to a middle-aged female manager in Cushman’s market research department. And her responsibilities, such as updating building surveys, would sometimes increase in the afternoons due to her boss’ curious habit of occasionally slumping over after lunch, Stacom recalled.“This woman was fantastic, but she was not quite with it in the afternoon,” she said. “I came to realize that her endless glasses of water were vodka.” Stacom also volunteered at Greenwich Hospital as a candy striper, a gig that eventually landed her on the front page of the Greenwich Times thanks to the many hours she put in. But that was the only non-real estate gig she ever held. Stacom attended Lehigh University, worked at Cushman every summer through college and started there full-time one week after graduating. (Her parents, of course, never actually spent all of their money.)“I really saw all of the functions that went on behind brokerages and became very respectful of the people in the mailroom or on the reception desk or the switchboard or in market research,” she said. “They were the ones that were paid the least, but in many ways, really made things stick or let them fall apart.”John CatsimatidisFounder and CEO of Red Apple GroupGreece-born billionaire John Catsimatidis has dabbled in everything from real estate to radio to politics, but he’s still arguably best known as the head of the New York City grocery store chain Gristedes. The supermarket portion of Red Apple Group spans about 350,000 square feet and generates slightly less than $300 million in revenue per year, making up about 2 percent of Red Apple Group’s overall business, according to Catsimatidis.So it’s fitting that the 70-year-old mogul got his start at a supermarket called the Red Apple on 137th Street and Broadway in 1966.“I just finished Brooklyn Tech High School,” Catsimatidis said. “I went home and sat on the couch, ready to watch television all summer until college.”But his mother had other ideas and went to the local grocery store, less than three blocks from their home, to get him a summer job that paid $1.10 per hour. Instead of watching television, Catsimatidis  said, he spent the season — about 10 hours per day and seven days per week — packing yogurts  and making sure all the beers were cold.He went to New York University that fall to study engineering but dropped out during his senior year to buy and run his first grocery store building  — a property on Grand Concourse in the Bronx that he said he purchased for about $400,000. That move eventually led to Catsimatidis acquiring Gristedes from 7-Eleven’s parent company, the Southland Corporation, in 1986.“I was making $1 million a year at the age of 23,” he said. “Then I started buying real estate.”Young WooFounder and principal of Youngwoo & AssociatesBefore launching his eponymous development firm in 1979 and spearheading about 55 residential and commercial projects across the city, Young Woo milked cows. “Our family actually immigrated from Korea to Paraguay [in 1965], and we couldn’t stay in Paraguay, so we moved to Argentina,” Woo recalled. “The first job we got was working at a dairy farm and milking the cows.”He was 12 years old when he held down that first job on that Argentinian farm. The 66-year old developer said he appreciated working on a farm at such a young age and got a kick out of competing with other workers to see who could get the most milk. But Woo wasn’t a big fan of the 2 a.m. wakeup calls, which were necessary to make sure the milk was ready to deliver to a cheese factory before 7 a.m. And he said the cows needed to be milked every day to make sure they would be able to consistently produce.His family spent more than two years on the farm; Woo ultimately ended up in New York and landed in the real estate industry thanks to his background in architecture. Although Youngwoo & Associates is now best known for big projects like its 22-story mixed-use development at 2420 Amsterdam Avenue in Washington Heights, DeKalb Market in Downtown Brooklyn and a $500 million Opportunity Zone fund, the firm —  which is currently developing more than $1 billion worth of construction — also still owns farmland in Paraguay and a winery in Argentina.For Woo, getting to know the animals back when he was milking cows was one of the most fascinating parts of the job.“Cows are like humans. You can tell their personalities by looking at their faces, and you know some of them are the bad guys or good guys,” he said. “It’s amazing how each cow has a different personality.”From left: Pam Liebman, Young Woo and Benjamin Brafman (Illustration by Paul Kisselev)Pam LiebmanPresident and CEO of the Corcoran GroupCorcoran’s CEO, Pam Liebman, learned at an early age to stand up for herself in the workplace.The Staten Island native got her first job while she was a student at Curtis High School, working at her local swim club over the summer.Liebman, who recalled being a good student and president of the student body at the time, said she mainly took the job because she was bored and wanted to work. She doesn’t remember what she earned but said it was “considered good pay” at the time.The 57-year old — whose firm closed $4.53 billion in Manhattan sales in 2018 and had 1,320 agents in the borough as of January — recalled one day when her boss tried to get her to stay on lifeguarding duty for one more shift after she had just finished working a double.“They were totally favoring the guys because this other guy was supposed to do the next shift on the chair, and I think [my boss] just wanted to hang with him or something,” she said. “He said, ‘Pam, why don’t you do another shift?’ I said, ‘Why don’t you go to hell?’”So she quit on the spot and got a job at a nearby club for the rest of the summer.Liebman said she worked about four lifeguarding gigs before taking a job as a camp counselor when she was at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.But she turned out to be less effective at managing seventh-grade campers than managing residential agents, noting that she almost got fired for being too hands-off.“I think I was ignoring the kids too much and not supervising them,” she said, “because at some point, I was just like, ‘I don’t really care. Do whatever you want to do. Just say I didn’t know about it.’”But right after graduating college, in 1984, she joined Corcoran, and she hasn’t looked back.Benjamin BrafmanFounder of Brafman & Associates Benjamin Brafman has had a long career as one of the country’s most prominent criminal defense attorneys, representing celebrities such as Sean Combs and Michael Jackson and real estate execs like Charlie Kushner and Steve Croman.The 70-year-old lawyer started his own defense practice in 1980 and estimates he has since worked on at least 1,500 cases, with a success rate of about 80 percent. Brafman represented Kushner 15 years ago in his trial for witness tampering and tax evasion. In 2017 he represented Croman, who spent eight months in jail after pleading guilty to charges of tax fraud and mortgage fraud.But prior to passing the bar, and even graduating high school, Brafman worked as an assistant to a group of waiters and busboys at a hotel in Rockaway Beach called the Baders. He was 12 years old and would walk from his home in Arverne, a few blocks away, to help them set up the tables and meal stations for about 10 hours each day in the summer.“I wasn’t officially working for the hotel,” Brafman said. “I was actually working for a couple of the waiters who I had befriended and who liked me, and I think they paid me 50 cents a meal. And I’ve been working ever since.”Brafman said he had a “very winding” path to his career as a lawyer — one that also included stints mowing lawns, tutoring and selling Monkees concert T-shirts.And he still has fond memories of his first gig at the Rockaway Beach hotel. “The waiters were cool guys, and it was fun,” he said. “It wasn’t hard work.”Brad HargreavesFounder and CEO of CommonBrad Hargreaves runs one of the city’s first and most active co-living companies, with 30 properties (some renovated buildings, some ground-up) in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle and Washington, D.C.Hargreaves, 33, studied molecular biology at Yale University, and his first job in college was a far cry from his efforts to shake up the rental space. He joined a Connecticut-based startup called 454 Life Sciences, where he sold genome sequencers — used to automate the process of reading DNA strings — mainly to Asian buyers. The startup was acquired by another company and shuttered in 2013.“I was the intern, and therefore the lowest man on the totem pole, so I had to be up at 3 a.m. selling genome sequencers to Japanese scientists,” Hargreaves said.The sequencers were mainly used to better understand serious diseases like cancer by examining the underlying genetic causes. And the main accounts at the time were large government organizations and universities, along with a few agriculture and pharmaceutical companies, he noted.That internship soon turned into a part-time job, and Hargreaves stayed with 454 Life for about nine months overall. At the time, the sequencers were selling for about $50,000 apiece, which he estimated was more than he earned during his entire time with the company.“It was fun to sell them,” he said. “But you had to have real expertise on these things and what they could do, so it was a good mix of very technical knowledge and sales. You’re still going for the close.”Though he liked the work, Hargreaves decided to try his hand at entrepreneurship and went on to launch Common in 2015. Prior to that he co-founded an education startup called General Assembly, and he said seeing employees, students and teachers struggle to find decent affordable housing options helped spark the idea for Common.The co-living company, which now serves 800-plus members, has landed $65 million in venture funding to date.“I went into college wanting to start a biotechnology company,” Hargreaves said. “I realized about halfway through college that the thing I actually liked [most] was starting companies.” Tags New York August 2019last_img read more

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New York City to host US Open without fans; Serena Williams to return

By on May 8, 2021

first_imgJune 17, 2020 /Sports News – National New York City to host US Open without fans; Serena Williams to return Mark your calendars. pic.twitter.com/9EXAZMUg0W— US Open Tennis (@usopen) June 17, 2020Professional tennis matches have been suspended since March due to the COVID-19 outbreak, cancelling more than 40 tennis events around the world, according to ESPN.As for the safety at the US Open, the U.S. Tennis Association will take what Gov. Andrew Cuomo called “extraordinary precautions,” and pledged to host the tournament “in the safest manner possible.”Though it’s entirely not clear which of tennis’ top players will participate — Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have already expressed doubts about returning — Serena Williams announced Wednesday in a recorded video that she would take part. The USTA released the video in which the 23-time Grand Slam champion said she “really cannot wait to return in New York and play in the US Open 2020.”Williams added, “I feel like the USTA is going to do a really good job of ensuring everything is amazing and everything is perfect and everyone is safe. It’s going to be exciting. It’s been over six months since a lot of us have played professional tennis.” FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailmizoula/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY and CARMEN COX, ABC News(NEW YORK) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that the state can host the US Open tennis tournament this summer, but without fans. “It will held without fans, but we can watch  it on TV and I’ll take that,” Cuomo said at his daily press briefing in Albany.The tournament will go on as scheduled from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13 in Queens, N.Y. on the grounds of the tennis complex used to treat coronavirus patients at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. Beau Lundcenter_img Written by A message from 6x champion @serenawilliams: pic.twitter.com/nBku5heoJv— US Open Tennis (@usopen) June 17, 2020Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Your Move franchise goes quiet after rival buys its letttings book

By on May 7, 2021

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Your Move franchise goes quiet after rival buys its letttings book previous nextAgencies & PeopleYour Move franchise goes quiet after rival buys its letttings bookLincolnshire agency Walshe’s established by young entrepreneur buys up property management contracts of Your Move Tyreman & Bell, which is no longer taking calls.Nigel Lewis1st October 201803,452 Views A large Your Move franchise in the North Lincolnshire town of Scunthorpe is no longer taking phone calls after nine years on the high street.Taking up two shop fronts, Your Move Tyreman & Bell’s property management contracts have been bought by rival Walshe’s Property & Letting Agency for an undisclosed sum. The Negotiator tried to contact Your Move for comment, but so far hasn’t received a response.Your Move’s patch in and around Scunthorpe included Bottesford, Ashby, Broughton, Brigg, Messingham, Scotter, Burton upon Stather, Winterton and Crowle.“I just want to give a big welcome to all of our new tenants and landlords,” says Josh Walshe (left), who founded Walshe’s Property & Lettings Agency.“It has been an extremely stressful last month or so. I want to give a massive thank you to all my family, friends and clients for the support along the way, I couldn’t have done this without all of you! The businesses’ two-year anniversary is only a few months away, and never did I think what I created would grow so quickly.”The franchise has been operated by Tyreman & Bell Estate Agents Ltd which currently has one director, 60-year-old Christopher Bell, who local sources have told The Negotiator has joined Hull estate agency Lovelle to work in its lettings business. Its the same agency where his former partner in the Your Move franchise, Neil Tyreman, also works as its Operations Manager.Read more about Your Move.Josh Walshe Scunthorpe Christopher Bell Walshe’s Property & Letting Agency Your Move October 1, 2018Nigel 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

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CHANNEL 44 NEWS: Former Franklin Street Store’s Re-Zoning Request Denied

By on May 3, 2021

first_imgFormer Franklin Street Store’s Re-Zoning Request DeniedNOVEMBER 17TH, 2016 MATT PEAK EVANSVILLE, INDIANA What was once a west side motorcycle shop is denied a re-zoning to become a bar and grill.Thursday night, the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Board of Zoning Appeals said “No” to the petition for the old Bud’s Motorcycle Shop on West Franklin Street by a four-to-three vote.The re-zoning request included reducing front yard green space along Franklin and Illinois Streets, a reduction of parking spaces and new access drives.One board member who voted no said she had concerns about the two access drives bringing too much traffic to West Franklin.It is not known what the owners of the property will do next, as they have already gone before the board five times.The site has been vacant since 2007.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Ocean City Board of Education Candidate Profile: Cecelia Gallelli-Keyes

By on May 2, 2021

first_imgOcean City Board of Education candidate Cecelia Gallelli-Keyes.Four candidates will vie for three seats on the Ocean City Board of Education in the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 4.The following candidates will be on the ballot:Dale F. Braun Jr. (see profile)Joseph S. Clark Jr. (see profile)Cecelia Gallelli-Keyes (see below)Michael Allan James (see profile)Clark and Gallelli-Keyes are incumbents. The other vacant seat is currently held by Tiffany Prettyman, who will not run in the election.The school board includes nine members from Ocean City, who are elected to three-year terms in staggered years, and three members from Upper Township, who are appointed to one-year terms.Traditionally held in the spring, school elections moved to November in Ocean City in 2012. The ballot will include Congressional and Cape May County candidates, as well as school board candidates.The following is a candidate profile for Gallelli-Keyes. The candidates were asked to complete biographical and brief platform information in their own words.______Name:  Cecilia Gallelli-KeyesAge:  46Education:  Graduated from Temple University with majors in accounting and business law and a minor in hospitality.Number of years in Ocean City:  25 yearsFamily in School District:  Mother of two boys: Joseph is a 2014 Ocean City High School graduate and a Widener University freshman; and Luciano is a OCHS Sophomore. Additional family: nephew and a niece at OCHS and a nephew at Ocean City Primary School.Occupation: Manage and operate family business (Tahiti Inn & Apartments – 12th & Ocean Avenue) for 25 years.Public Service:  Currently serving on school board from January 2014OC Education Foundation (2011 – Present)OC School District Council Committee (2011 – Present)OC School District DEPAC Committee (2012 – Present)OC PTA President (2010 – 2014) and still current member & volunteerOC PTO Member (2010 – Present)OC Intermediate School Wellness Committee (2012 – 2014)OC Strategic Planning Committee (2013 – 2018)OC Historical Museum Member (2014 – Present)OCHS Red Raider Football Association Trustee (2011 – 2014)OC Hawks Football & Cheerleading Vice-President (2006 – 2008)American-Italian of South Jersey Member (2009 – Present) Three issues you think are most important:Finance:  Financing our future with the continuance of the School Choice Program and other innovative ideas to keep our schools up to par, so that taxpayers will not bear the brunt of the cost of excellent public educationHealth and Safety:  Making our schools healthier and safer are what produces all-around excellent students and athletes.  Restructuring of the Primary School and High School entrances is one of our main goals for safety, bringing and training for AED defibrillators, and educating our students and our community about deadly viruses and Ebola.Excellent Academic Standards:  Every student from the most gifted to our Special Ed needs to be given an equal opportunity to learn with the best tools starting from our bus drivers, custodians, nurses, teachers, counselors, lunch aides, administrators, parent volunteers, family, community leaders, superintendent, and of course, the School Board.  It has to start with everyone of us, because each one of us has a vital role to play in the lives of students.  Our report card was analyzed with a toothpick and we know and understand what we need to do to perform better and we also celebrate our achievements.  We are the district that everyone copies and follows and the DOE recognizes this and gives us the opportunity to be the first one at the finish line.What you would like voters to know about you and your vision for the board? The voters should know that I hold dear and near to my heart the love for the children and our citizens, and my hard work and experience has proven this for the past few years. I will serve them with honesty and integrity, if given the chance. If the public bestows me with this position, my vision for the Ocean City School Board for the next 3 years, is very simple: “The progress of education is our future!”This has been my campaign motto and  I want us to be in front of the eight ball the majority of times, not behind it.  Dr. Taylor is committed to excellence and so am I. I look forward to working hand in hand with everyone that has a place in a child’s future.last_img read more

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