Farish A. Jenkins Jr., 72

first_imgAt a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on March 6, 2018, the following tribute to the life and service of the late Farish A. Jenkins Jr. was placed upon the permanent records of the Faculty.What a wishbone is for, how fish became four-footed, why part of your middle ear once belonged to a snake’s jaw — these are some of the conundra that Farish Jenkins solved over more than forty years at Harvard as an anatomist, zoologist, and vertebrate paleontologist.Having majored in geology at Princeton, Jenkins deferred graduate study at Yale to train as an artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, serving in Japan, the Philippines, and the South China Sea; the precision with which he went about everything in civilian life, from keeping his shoes highly polished to classifying fossils, matched the image of a military man. He knew that to pursue paleontology effectively, he needed expert knowledge of anatomy. He was the first graduate student in biology at Yale permitted to take courses in anatomy and embryology at the medical school. Graduate fieldwork in Africa engendered in him a lifelong love of that continent and its fauna; during his career, he led nine tours of Tanzania in support of the charity Focus on Tanzanian Communities. After his Ph.D. and two years on the faculty at Columbia, he was recruited by Harvard in 1971. In 1974 he became Professor of Biology and Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ). In 1982 he was given a concurrent appointment at the Harvard Medical School as Professor of Anatomy in the Harvard–MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST). In 1989 he was named Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology in the MCZ.Jenkins became deeply interested in respiratory physiology, the posture and locomotion of birds and other animals (the wishbone of a starling, he discovered, acts as a spring), and the evolution of the earliest mammals. His groundbreaking work on gait with A. W. “Fuzz” Crompton at Harvard in the 1970s harnessed the latest technology—electromyography to record muscle activity and cineradiography to reconstruct motion from successive x-ray images. He discovered fossils of the world’s earliest known frog and caecilian, an order of tropical limbless amphibians. He helped to explain the origin of mammals by chronicling the evolutionary transition of the middle ear ossicles of mammals from the jaw joint of synapsid reptiles, an evolutionary step that required mammals to evolve a new jaw joint. He was an indefatigable, patient, and systematic field researcher, conducting many field seasons in the Jurassic Kayenta Formation of Arizona, the Triassic rocks of Greenland (where he discovered haramiyids, some of the world’s earliest mammals), and the Devonian sediments of Arctic Canada, specifically Ellesmere Island, 887 miles from the North Pole, where freezing temperatures limited fieldwork to July.Here, with his former student Neil Shubin (University of Chicago) and the vertebrate paleontologist Edward B. Daeschler (Academy of Natural Sciences, Drexel University), Jenkins discovered a missing link in the evolution from fish to tetrapod, a fossil species that he named Tiktaalik roseae in honor of the local Inuit and the anonymous donor, known as “Rose,” who made the expedition possible. After four barren seasons in conditions in which he found it prudent not to venture out of camp without a Winchester rifle as protection against polar bears and a flask of vodka to reinforce resolve, the tenacity with which Jenkins persevered and the unfailing good humor with which he encouraged his colleagues were rewarded by T. roseae, a find so significant that when it was revealed in 2006 it made the cover of Nature and newspaper headlines the world over, including the front page of the New York Times. Reminiscent of a crocodile, T. roseae represented a genus of tetrapod fish with scales, fins, and gills, but also lungs; it had a neck, so that it could swivel its head looking for prey, and its fins had elbow joints and rudimentary wrists, enabling it to lift itself out of shallow water. Jenkins saw fish metamorphosing into quadrupeds, trapped in stone.In the Arctic, Jenkins wore his signature Czechoslovak rabbit-fur hat with earflaps; elsewhere, he was never without an elegant Stetson. He lectured in a three-piece suit, his tie secured over his crisp white shirt with a gold pin. He was a fabled lecturer, enthralling generations of students with his “Captain Ahab” imitation, in which he read aloud from “Moby Dick” while stomping up and down the lecture hall with a peg leg strapped to his thigh to illustrate the role of the arch tendon in absorbing shock. Sometimes he drew bones and muscles on his trousers; at other times, he put on a body stocking mapping the segmental nerves. He would inspect the shoes of students in the front row to determine the characteristics of their gait.Jenkins’s dedication to pedagogy was legendary: in thirty years of teaching anatomy in the HST program, he used to drive to the Harvard Medical School at 4 a.m. to prepare meticulously detailed three-dimensional anatomical diagrams on the board with colored chalks — including black for shading — that he sharpened with a pencil sharpener to create especially fine effects. He graded his students’ papers and exams himself. His laboratory overlooking Oxford Street was filled with neatly arranged fossils and often redolent with heirloom apples from his farm in New Hampshire, harvested as gifts for his students. He supported his pupils — and indeed everybody — with unfailing interest and energy, and an unshakeable belief in our ability to achieve our goals. The profession is studded with his graduate students.Jenkins was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1977, and in 2009 the Romer-Simpson Medal of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology for “sustained and outstanding scholarly excellence and service to the discipline of vertebrate paleontology.” His raft of teaching prizes was crowned by a Harvard College Professorship in 2011. In 2017 a newly discovered amphibian from the Upper Triassic of Colorado was named Chinlestegophis jenkinsi after him. He is survived by Eleanor, his wife of 49 years; his daughter, Katherine Temperance (“Tess”) Leeds; his son, Henry Edgar Jenkins III; and four granddaughters. Farish Jenkins embodied warmth, flair, brilliance, and integrity. He was a scholar and a gentleman.Respectfully submitted,Lee GehrkeJames HankenGeorge V. LauderJames J. McCarthyKathleen M. Coleman, Chairlast_img read more

ENO presents BRO’s 2016 Top Adventure College Contest Final Four

first_imgMarch Madness ain’t just about basketball. Beginning March 14, Blue Ridge Outdoors’ Top Adventure College Tournament asks readers to pick the winners. Colleges and universities meet in head-to-head matchups in a 32-school bracket. In each contest, the school receiving the most votes advances to the next round. Larger schools with over 5,000 students go head-to-head on one side of the bracket, while smaller schools with fewer than 5,000 students square off on the other side. The two division winners face off in a David-meets-Goliath championship to determine the regions’ best outdoor school.DATES
Round of 32: March 14 – 28Round of 16: March 28 – April 4Elite 8: April 4 – 11Final Four: April 11 – 18Championship: April 18 – 25RULESYou can vote once per day. Rounds close Mondays at 9 a.m. Each school will start at zero votes at the beginning of each round.last_img read more

Do This: Long Island Events October 30 – November 5

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Ephemeral: Unraveling HistoryCan art define the transitory? That is the question posed by this Ephemeral exhibition, an annual event exploring the instability inherent in the existence of the fleeting and the temporary. For this year’s show, part of the month-long Arts Alive LI celebration, participating artists examine how historical narratives change when told from the vantage point of other, often overlooked, perspectives. Included in the show are Kara Walker, William Kentridge, Duke Riley, Lynne Allen, Ken Gonzales-Day, Skylar Fein, Sarah Peters, Patricia Olynyk, Maureen Cummins and Monica Chulewicz. Some of these artists wholly rethink history or engage in a dialogue with historical figures. Others consider the unreliable nature of memory and its impact on our perception of reality. In this way, the fluid, the unfixed and the ephemeral character of history comes under scrutiny. Ruth S. Harley University Center Gallery, 1 South Ave., Garden City. events.adelphi.edu Free. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 30-Nov. 5.Harvey by Mary ChaseThis classic comedy—immortalized on film with Jimmy Stewart in the lead role—recounts the comic confusion created in the community by the unique comradeship forged between Elwood P. Dowd and a 6-foot-6 rabbit that is invisible to everyone but him. The American playwright Mary Chase won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1945. Presented by the Hampton Theatre Company, this performance is directed by Diana Marbury with Matthew Conlon as Harvey’s one and only enabler. Quogue Community Hall, 125 Jessup Ave., Quogue, hamptontheatre.org $15 adults, $10 students under 21. 7 p.m. Oct. 30-31, 8 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 2.Click here to learn about even more events and performances taking place across Long Island as part of the ongoing Arts Alive LI mega-celebration!Nightmare on Main Street Nearly 40 works of talented Long Island student artists in grades K-12 will be on exhibit through Nov. 10 following this opening reception. Now painting and teaching in Islip, Kevin McEvoy, who’s studied art in Santiago, Chile and Florence, Italy, is the juror. He’ll pick two Best in Show winners, one in the senior division (grades 9-12) and one in the junior division (grades K-8), and award each winner a $50 prize at the exhibit’s debut. Art-party-goers are encouraged to show up in costume at the reception. The exhibit, part of the ongoing mega-arts celebration that is Arts Alive LI, is open to the public Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, 12-4 p.m. Huntington Arts Council’s Main Street Petite Gallery, 213 Main St., Huntington. huntingtonarts.org Free. 6 p.m. Oct. 30.Funkin’ A Album Release PartyCop the latest album full of catchy tunes from his groovy, eight-piece soulful act. Warming up the dance floor is Patchogue’s own Soundswell and the like-minded jammers of Jellyband. 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $5. 7 p.m. Oct. 30.Check out many more Halloween Haunted Houses frightening Long Islanders from Elmont to Montauk HERE!Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse“Haunted house” and “professional theatre” come under the same roof thanks to this talented company assembled for this special Halloween performance. “Ever get stuck in a nightmare?” asks Michael Baker, the haunt director of Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse. “Don’t die in that nightmare or you might end up here.”  These folks have put a lot of blood, sweat and tears—emphasis on fake blood—into their top-notch fright night festival. Come see for yourself—if you dare. The Gateway Playhouse, 215 South Country Rd., Bellport. GatewaysHauntedPlayhouse.com $25-$35. 7 p.m. Oct. 30, 7 p.m. Oct. 31, Nov. 1.Jim GaffiganThis hysterical funnyman has four cable television specials including Mr. Universe, Beyond the Pale and King Baby to his name. The fourth, Obsessed debuted this past spring on Comedy Central. He is the author of The New York Times bestselling book, Dad Is Fat and has just published Food: A Love Story. He has appeared in a number of comedies and dramas including Portlandia, Flight of the Conchords, Law and Order and Bored to Death. Ticket price includes a signed copy of Food: A Love Story, which is also the name of his tour. Don’t miss this gig! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $75. 8 p.m. Oct. 30. Sandro RussoFor those opting out of Halloween, there’s this Italian concert pianist, whose repertoire comprises well-known masterpieces of all periods as well as more obscure and challenging works. Definitely more of a treat than a trick, and definitely worth checking out. Parish Museum, 279 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill. parrishart.org $10 members, $20 public. 6 p.m. Oct. 31.ElementsA reception for the fine art images by top local photographers who captured breathtaking snapshots of earth, fire, water and air. Who would have known photographs could move the human spirit so much? Experience it for yourself. Amazing. Long Island Photography, 467 Main St., Islip. Longislandphotogallery.com Free. 6 p.m. Oct. 31.MastodonThis Georgia-based sludge metal quartet is a fitting way to rock out on Halloween. Warming up the crowd are Gojira and Kvelertak. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $29.50-$60. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31.Todd RundgrenThis multi-talented songwriter and producer is touring to promote the release of his new LP, Something/Anything? But, don’t worry, he’ll still play his classic hits, including “Hello It’s Me,” “I Saw the Light” and “Bang the Drum All Day.” NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$52. 8 p.m. Oct. 31.  Lost in YonkersNeil Simon’s poignant comedy about two brothers stuck in a nutty household in an unfamiliar neighborhood as America girds for World War II gets the Bare Bones Theater treatment at Northport’s community playhouse. The play won both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award in 1991. Tears and laughter abound. This production is directed by Jeff Bennett. Bare Bones Theater Co., 57 Main St., Northport. barbonestheater.com $25 adults, $15 students, kids under 15 free. 8 p.m. Oct. 31, Nov. 1.Edgar Allen Poe FestivalIf the bard from Baltimore ever haunted Riverhead in the days of yesteryear is a mystery but the place will go stark “Raven” mad about him come Halloween. In fact, the Edgar Allan Poe Festival, hosted by the Town of Riverhead and the Town of Riverhead Business Improvement District, promises to be Long Island’s largest “spooktacular” event. For three days, beginning Oct. 31 and ending Nov. 2, the streets and shops along Main Street will be taken over by street performers portraying Edgar Allan Poe plus embodying many of his infamous literary characters who promise to step off the pages of his frightful fiction to take shape right before your eyes: there’s Lenore, “the rare and radiant maiden” in The Raven; Roderick Usher (whose house takes a fall); Prince Propsero (the ill-fated host of The Masque of the Red Death); “the noble Fortunato,” whose unbridled taste for wine led to his demise at the hands of the vengeful Montresor in The Cask of Amontillado; the wind-struck maiden who lived and died by the sea, Annabelle Lee; and the eccentric sleuth, C. Auguste Dupin, who solved The Murders in the Rue Morgue. You want to rub shoulders with “things that go bump in the night”? Then come to Riverhead Halloween weekend as part of the Arts Alive LI festivities and have a boo-tiful time. Perhaps the streets will ring with “so strange a noise” that would put a grim smile on Poe himself. Riverhead, Main Street. riverheadbid.com Free. 3-7 p.m. Oct. 31, 12-6 p.m. Nov. 1, 2.Reflections from the Small WoodsLife bends the human heart, stretching both emotion and time into one, un-ending song. How deeply art can transcend it all. How beautifully it can mend the soul. An opening reception for an exhibit of colorful paintings by Cindy Shechter, these kaleidoscopic vision must be experienced firsthand to be believed, and then treasured. Wow. B.J. Spoke Gallery, 299 Main St., Huntington. bjspokegallery.com Free. 6 p.m. Nov. 1.Click here to learn about even more events and performances taking place across Long Island as part of the ongoing Arts Alive LI mega-celebration!Mark LundholmComedy possesses the ability to raise the human spirit and usher in light to an otherwise dark place. Lundholm will be utilizing his exceptional, hilarious gift, to do just this, and so much more. This comic hosts a show benefiting the effort to help maintain Dr. Bob’s House, the birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous. Come and celebrate in the joys that comedy can unleash. Come rejoice in Lundholm’s transformative talents. You’ll be laughing for weeks. Southampton High School, 141 Narrow Lane, Southampton. $25. 7 p.m. Nov. 1.Monsters of Freestyle Halloween BallDance away Halloween with all the best Freestyle, including Lisa Lisa of Cult Jam fame who sings “Can You Feel The Beat;” Shannon, who’s biggest hit was “Let the Music Play;” Rob Base, who’s best known for “It Takes Two” and many more. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$84.25. 8 p.m. Nov. 1. Get the Led OutBilled as the American Led Zeppelin, Philadelphia cover band Get the Led Out rocks out like Plant, Page, Bonham and Jones. Fresh from California on a cross-country tour, GTLO promises studio overdub tracks from “The Mighty Zep” that fans would never hear in concert. Blasting out Zep’s “Dazed and Confused,” “Starway to Heaven” and “Ramble On,” this gig is sure earn this awesome cover band a whole lotta Long Island love. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $25-$40. 8 p.m. Nov. 1.Suzanne VegaEclectic folk goddess Suzanne Vega hits Long Island to sing her ‘90s hits “Luka” and “Tom’ Diner.” Her captivating storytelling to he strums of her acoustic guitar has earned her a loyal following. Fun fact: “Tom’s Diner,” recently sampled by Fall Out Boy on their new single “Centuries,” was set at Tom’s Restaurant at 112th Street and Broadway in New York City – the same diner the Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer frequented on Seinfeld. Have you visited there yet? They’ve got killer grilled cheese sandwiches, chickn Parm heros, and milkshakes to die for. Trust us! Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org $30-$50. 8 p.m. Nov. 1.Amber FerrariDuring the first half of her show, this powerhouse and will perform the music of some of her favorite artists, such as Jefferson Airplane, Pat Benatar, Annie Lennox and others, along with her own original music. During the second half of her show, when she steps out on stage dressed as Janis Joplin, audience members will feel as if they have stepped back in time. The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.com $20-$48. 8 p.m. Nov. 1.Meghann Wright“A rocker with the spirit of Joplin and the heart of a poet,” raves Crave Online, this Brooklyn-based indie guitarist/songstress will sing her way into your heart with songs from her self-titled EP in one of her last local shows before she hits the road on her Good Times With Bad People Tour. With folk-rock band The Green Gallows. Brickhouse Brewery, 67 West Main St., Patchogue. Meagnnbwright.com Free. 10 p.m. Nov. 1.Vengence FestMore New York hardcore bands than could play in a one day, plus a special guest to be announced. Bands include Indecision, Tripface, Turnstile, Foundation and many more. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $27, $30 DOS. 2 p.m. Nov. 1, 2. Check out all the crazy, fun and scary Halloween Parties wowing costumed ghouls all across Long Island!Chocolate FestivalFrom cookies to cakes, fudge and candies, this uber-chocofest features scores of vendors offering free samples of their delicious confections, which are also for sale. How sweet it is! Long Island Sports Complex, 246 N Main St., Sayville. Lichocfest.com $10. 11 a.m. Nov. 2.Claus Boesser-FerrariThe world-renown German jazz guitar virtuoso will come to LI for his only live performance in the nation this year to take the audience on a musical journey. Joining him will be the legendary guitarist and composer Woody Mann. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. Cinemaaretscentre.org $15 members, $20 public. 2 p.m. Nov. 2.Jazz FundraiserWhat better cause in life is there than music? There is none! Three jazz bands take the stage to help raise funds for the Islip Arts Council. They include New York Jazz Mission, Mind Open and the John Restrepo Jazz Trio. Price of admission includes one drink. Come on out, groove to the tunes, sing some songs, laugh, and celebrate the sheer joy that is really damn good jazz! Treme, 553 Main St., Islip. Tremeislip.com 2 p.m. Nov. 2.Shinnecock ShamrockA music and cultural festival with Irish & Native bands, raffles, dancing, beer, wines, chowders and more. 14 North Howells Point Rd., Bellport. $40, kids 12 and under free.  2 p.m. Nov. 1.Jay Black’s 76th Birthday Celebration ConcertThis multi-talented, gifted singer otherwise known as “The Voice” has been wowing audiences around the globe for decades, first rising to fame in the ’60s as the front man for Jay & The Americans. His stand-up routine is also a whopper, and here’s a tiny lil factoid about the man: He speaks Yiddish fluently! Expect some amazing serenading and possibly even a few knee-slapping jokes as JB celebrates his birthday at this very special gig! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$84.25. 3 p.m. Nov. 2. The Tommy Dorsey OrchestraA big band tribute to Old Blue Eyes, the Chairman of the Board, Frank Sinatra. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.com $25. 3 p.m. Nov. 2.Gold Coast International Film FestivalForm the opening gala featuring Oscar-winning costume designer Catherine Martin of Great Gatsby fame to a special kids film day event, this fourth-annual film fest is rolling out the red carpet for the north shore of Nassau. Hosting the screenings will be cinemas in Port Washington and at Bow Tie Cinemas in Great Neck, Port Washington, Manhasset and Roslyn as well as the Gold Coast Arts Center in Great Neck. Q&As scheduled throughout the festival include those with Jim Serpico, producer of the firefighting documentary Burn, Tony-winning actor Phylicia Rashad, sports writer Harvey Araton for The New York Times and others. goldcoastfilmfestival.org Times, venues, prices vary. Nov. 3-9. Click here to learn about even more events and performances taking place across Long Island as part of the ongoing Arts Alive LI mega-celebration!Disney Frozen on IceThe award-winning movie that was made to be performed on ice—and also happens to be the top-grossing animated movie of all time—begins its week-long run of live performances on Long Island. Princess Anna, Queen Elsa, Olaf the snowman and all the beloved characters of this smash hit will sing all your favorites songalongs, including “Let it Go” and “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. nassaucoliseum.com $35-$529.75. Showtimes vary. Nov. 4-9.Stations of the ElevatedA gritty 45-minute documentary released in 1981 that captured graffiti in New York City during the tumultuous period of the 1970s. Shown with CLAW, an experimental documentary depicting urban changes in the city during th ’60s. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5.O-TownCheck out the boy band creation from the debut of MTV-produced 2000 hit “Making the Band.” O-Town is making the rounds again singing their hits “All or Nothing” and “Liquid Dreams,” and their new single “Skydive” off their new album Lines and Circles. Get ready to swoon as these boys (now men) serenade the audience and dance their signature moves – they’ve still got it. With special guest Todd Carey. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $27.50-$59.50. 8 p.m. Nov 5.—Compiled by Spencer Rumsey, Jamie Franchi, Timothy Bolger & Zack Tiranalast_img read more

​Former ATP chief Christian Hyldahl takes top BlackRock Nordic role

first_imgIn his job at BlackRock, which has around 40 staff in its Stockholm and Copenhagen offices, Hyldahl will partly be replacing Lena Lundholm-Micko, who stepped into a dual role of country head and head of BlackRock’s Nordic institutional business in July 2017.She will continue in her role as head of the Nordic institutional business, the firm said, adding that she would now focus on BlackRock’s largest clients in these markets.Rachel Lord, head of BlackRock’s EMEA business, said the company was delighted to welcome Hyldahl.“He is highly respected by clients and other stakeholders in the Nordic region and across Europe,” she said. “He brings deep industry knowledge and expertise, and a particular interest in sustainable investing, which is a key priority for our clients.”“We have an established client base and an attractive set of organic growth opportunities in the region over the next five years, and Christian’s appointment is an exciting moment for BlackRock’s clients and business,” Lord said.Before joining ATP in January 2017, Hyldahl held several senior management positions at Nordea, and was both CIO and chief executive of Nordea Asset Management.His career began in 1990 as a bond analyst at Unibank, a Danish bank that merged into Nordea in 2000. Christian Hyldahl, the former chief executive of ATP who left the Danish pensions giant late last year, has been announced as country head of the Nordic region at BlackRock.Hyldahl will join the €5.3trn asset manager on 21 October, more than 10 months after he resigned from ATP as the DKK881bn (€118bn) statutory pension fund came under pressure in a complex case amid a public furore over dividend tax speculation.Hyldahl said of his new appointment: “I have carefully considered my next step over the last 10 months and I am excited to join a firm with the global impact and outright industry leadership of BlackRock.“I look forward to joining the BlackRock team and engaging with the firm’s clients across the Nordic region.”last_img read more

Gold Coast mansion with breathtaking views sells for more than $4m

first_imgThe Tallai property was snapped up for more than $4 million. Views don’t get much better than this.A HINTERLAND home with some of the best views on the Gold Coast has changed hands in a multimillion-dollar deal.The lavish Tallai property, which has sweeping views of the coastline from Stradbroke Island to Tweed Heads, was snapped up for $4.2 million.Ray White Broadbeach duo Sam Guo and Julia Kuo marketed the property.Mr Guo said the local buyer had been eyeing off the house for a while. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 The sprawling property is on a 3ha block. Even the kitchen has views! The buyer couldn’t go past those amazing views.“The buyer loved the property a long time ago, it’s her dream home,” he said.“She was determined to get that one.”He said she planned to live in the five-bedroom, seven-bathroom mansion.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“It’s a beautiful home and it was the perfect buyer for the sale,” he said.“We also had a couple of other interested parties.”The property was built by owners Frank and Jenny Mesiano almost 20 years ago with their children in mind.MORE NEWS: Ultimate Gold Coast dream home hits the market MORE NEWS: What makes this house so popular? “It’s a place you don’t have to leave as the property has everything, but you’re only 20 minutes to the beach and 10 minutes to the bottom of the hill where there’s great schools and Robina Town Centre,” said Mr Mesiano, director of Global Meats.The property hit the market in October under an expressions of interest campaign before a $4.595 million price tag was attached to it. It’s like a day spa in this bathroom.The jaw-dropping vistas attracted the couple to the 3ha block of land on The Panorama.“That’s why we ended up there, because of the views, and it’s very secluded, peaceful and safe,” Mr Mesiano said in November.Among its standout features are a tennis court, gym, sauna, indoor and outdoor pool, two spas, a terrace with built-in barbecue, games room, wet bar and wine cellar.last_img read more

Daughter of Trinidad mayor found dead in Jamaica canefield

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet NewsRegional Daughter of Trinidad mayor found dead in Jamaica canefield by: – June 13, 2012 77 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share Share Michelle Coudray, 38, who was separated from her Jamaican husband, previously worked with Air Jamaica and at the Sandals Resort. (Photo: University of the West Indies)KINGSTON, Jamaica, Wednesday June 13, 2012 – San Fernando mayor and deputy leader of Trinidad’s United National Congress (UNC) Marlene Coudray is battling to come to terms with a mother’s worst nightmare.  The body of her daughter Michelle Coudray was discovered on Sunday evening in a canefield in Montego Bay, Jamaica.Michelle’s mortal remains, burnt beyond recognition, were discovered shortly after 4:30 pm Jamaican time.  Identification was secured by dental records and a bracelet she wore.Mayor Coudray was in the process of packing her suitcase to go to Jamaica in search of her missing daughter when she received a call from that country confirming her worse fears.Earlier, Jamaica’s TV6 News had quoted Jamaica’s Deputy Superintendent of Police Steve Brown as saying a body had been found near the location where Michelle was last seen.Now, Coudray’s trip with her partner Larry Achong has been transformed into the heartrending task of taking her daughter’s remains back home to Trinidad.Prior to the tragic discovery, the mayor had made an impassioned appeal for the return of her daughter. “If someone has her, please release my daughter. She has three young children who are missing her,” she said.Coudray has been taking care of Michelle’s children, who are 11, seven and five years-old respectively, since earlier this year while their mother taught Spanish and French at Cornwall College, a school in Montego Bay.Michelle, 38, who was separated from her Jamaican husband, previously worked with Air Jamaica and at the Sandals Resort.She had last visited Trinidad on May 6 for her son’s birthday. Her mother was at the time in Belize attending a government conference and asked her to stay until she returned. Michelle stayed for three weeks before returning to Jamaica. She reportedly called home on May 31 to say she had arrived safely.Mayor Coudray explained that Michelle had been experiencing problems with her telephone, so she thought nothing of it when she did not initially respond to calls. She said her internet connection at home was also not working so they had no other contact with her.Reports indicate that Michelle was last seen at about 12:30 am on June 2 in the Cornwall Courts area of St James, a few metres from her rented Montego Bay apartment.The alarm was raised last week when Coudray’s estranged son-in-law’s mother called her and expressed concern that Michelle could not be found, after she failed to keep a date to visit the family. They also made a report to the police, whose investigations subsequently led to the tragic discovery.Caribbean 360 Newslast_img read more

IHSAA blocks changes to state basketball tournament

first_imgThe state basketball tournament remains the same for local schools like Franklin County. (Image: Hoosier Temple/Twitter)INDIANAPOLIS – A proposed change to the state high school basketball tournament was voted down by IHSAA executives Monday.The committee agreed unanimously (17-0) against the measure that was presented to them in August by a study committee made up of representatives from Indiana Basketball Coaches Association, the Indiana Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association,  the IHSAA Board of Directors and IHSAA staff.The proposal, which would have begun with the 2015-16 school year, called for the largest 64 schools by enrollment to make up Class 4A. Sixteen sectionals would have been played with four teams each and all games played on Saturday.The remaining schools in Classes 3A,2A and 1A would have been evenly distributed with seven or eight schools per sectional and played in a Tuesday-Wednesday-Friday-Saturday format.Additional portions called for the IHSAA staff to determine host sites at each level of the state tournament with the same site hosting both years of the alignment window. In recent years, school administrators within each sectional have determined the host site with some rotation between schools“I want to commend the Executive Committee for their thoughtful deliberations surrounding the basketball tournament format proposals,” IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox said following the meeting.“The Committee entertained two different proposals throughout this process and in the final analysis, those varied proposals did not significantly improve the current tournament format.  While the Association is not presently modifying the four class tournament, several salient points were raised during the conversations and those objectives will be considered during the next reclassification and realignment exercise which will occur in April of 2015.”last_img read more

Newcastle takeover stalls over Premier League checks

first_img And the report insists that Roma aren’t trying to hijack Newcastle’s deal, they are simply letting the Crown Prince know they would interested in holding further talks if his St James’ Park bid is rejected. The American businessman has been actively looking to sell the club for the past two years, and believes Roma will be a good option for Bin Salman. Newcastle fans have already been urged by the fiancee of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi to fight against the Saudi takeover as she claims he was behind the murder of her partner in Turkey in 2018. Khashoggi – who was a high-profile critic of the Saudi chief – was killed after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Widow Hatice Cengiz said: “I write to you at a crucial time in the history of the famous football club. “Crown Prince Moammed bin Salman, the absolute ruler of Saudi Arabia, is aiming to take over your club by offering a huge sum of money. read also:10 EPL clubs ‘reject’ Newcastle takeover by Saudi consortium “I know that many of you are tempted by his offer to get out of the dire situation that has crippled your club for so many years. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At LongerThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Most Beautiful Indian Top Models EverWhat Our Favorite Celebs Look Like With Their Natural Hair ColorA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldIncredible Discoveries That Puzzled The Whole World Newcastle have been dealt a blow in their takeover talks with Roma reportedly contacting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Loading… The Premier League are yet to approve the £300million Toon takeover after they received new documents over piracy accusations. It has been claimed that the evidence establishes a clear link between the Saudi state and a pirate TV service which streams sporting events illegally. And SunSport has exclusively revealed how unrest is growing among top-flight clubs about the possible takeover, with at least ten teams said to have concerns. Now it has been alleged that Bin Salman has been discreetly contacted by Italian outfit Roma. According to the Daily Star, the Serie A side’s owner James Pallotta has hired Goldman Sachs to find a buyer. They are said to have been alerted to the fact that Newcastle’s takeover still hasn’t been approved five weeks after papers were lodged at Companies House. It has been suggested that Pallotta still expects Bin Salman to become the majority shareholder of the Magpies.last_img read more

Galatasaray open Aston Villa talks for Trezeguet

first_img Loading… Fanatik says talks have kicked off between the two clubs for the Egypt international. Trezeguet only moved to Villa last summer from Kasimpasa, but could leave this summer if they’re relegated.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural WondersBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny6 Movies Where A Car Plays A Key RoleBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do11 Greatest Special Effects Movies Of All Time Gala coach Fatih Terim is a big fan of Trezeguet and sees him as a complement to Henry Onyekuru in his midfield. read also:Galatasaray join race for Aston Villa winger Trezeguet Gala have made an initial loan proposal, though Villa are unlikely to consider anything until their Premier League status is decided. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Galatasaray have expressed interest in Aston Villa midfielder Trezeguet.last_img read more

A 25-year-old man has been charged in the shooting death of 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant

first_imgPolice have charged a 25-year-old man with first-degree murder after they say he shot and killed a 5-year-old boy last week in Wilson, North Carolina.Austin Hinnant, the father of 5-year-old Cannon, told told CNN affiliate WRAL he was inside the home when his son was playing outside and was shot.Hinnant says he ran outside and scooped up the injured child and held him in his arms.Hinnant told the affiliate he looked up and saw his neighbor, Darius Sessoms, in the yard next door with a gun in hand, pacing and frantic.“I was looking at him as I was picking up Cannon, and I was so full of rage, but I could not leave my son’s side,” he said. “I just wanted to be with my son.”Hinnant’s fiancé called 911, he said, and Sessoms drove away.In a news release, the Wilson Police Department said officers were dispatched to the 5100 block of Archers Road on August 9 in reference to a shooting and found a 5-year-old suffering a gunshot wound, who later died at a nearby hospital.Police identified Sessoms as a suspect and arrested him after he was found Monday in a Goldsboro residence about 30 minutes south of Wilson.last_img read more