Jocelyn Wildenstein’s Trump World Tower condo sells but may need facelift

first_imgJocelyne Wildenstein and her Trump World Tower apartment. (Getty, Realtor)Jocelyn Wildenstein, a socialite known for her extensive plastic surgery, went from billionaire to bankrupt. Now, creditors have sold one of three condo units she combined into a single residence at Trump World Tower in Manhattan.The unit on the 51st floor of the Midtown East tower was sold for $2 million, according to the New York Post. It was stripped of its interior.Wildenstein had demolished several walls and combined the units into a five-bedroom, 5,160-square-foot home, according to the report.The combined property hit the market in 2015, asking $17.5 million.The other two units are on the market for a combined $5.6 million, but can be purchased separately.The last major sale at Trump World Tower came in late December when Moonbeam Capital CEO Steven Maksin paid $9 million for a unit at the property.In addition to the catlike features plastic surgery has given her eyes, Wildenstein is known for her reported $2.5 billion divorce settlement from ex-husband Alec Wildenstein in 1999, according to the report. In 2018, she filed for bankruptcy. Wildenstein was reportedly living in Miami and shopping a documentary series about her life.[NYP] — Dennis Lynch Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink Tags CondominiumsManhattantrump world towerlast_img read more

Assistant Professor

first_imgPosition Function:The Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State Universityinvites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track position at therank of Assistant Professor in Human Geography, with aspecialization in Black Geographies, with an anticipated start dateof Fall 2021 or Spring 2022.We seek scholars whose work focuses on Black Geographies inrelation to one or more of the following areas: gender, sexualityand Black feminist thought; environmental justice; politicalecology; human-environmental geography; political geography;economic geography; health and well-being; agriculture and foodsystems; or Black placemaking and community-building.Applicants must hold a PhD in geography (or a closely relatedfield) by the time of appointment, and will demonstrate evidence of(or the potential for) excellence in research, teaching and studentmentoring. Applicants will be expected to maintain an activeresearch program with the potential for external funding, developand teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their areas ofexpertise, as well as supervise both masters and doctoralstudents.Salary Grade : UCPlease see Staff Compensation Structure orSkilled Crafts and ServiceMaintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges. For salarygrade UC, these positions are “Unclassified” and salary ranges aredetermined by the hiring department.Department Profile:The Department of Geosciences currently has 16 tenured ortenure-track faculty, five clinical professors, and four full-timeinstructors and awards B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Within thedepartment, there are four areas of disciplinary emphasis:Geography, Geology,, Geospatial Science, and Meteorology. Inaddition, the department maintains close relationships with avariety of other research centers and interdisciplinary programselsewhere on the Mississippi State campus. More information aboutthe Department of Geosciences is available on our website: www.geosciences.msstate.edu.Area of Specialization:Human GeographyAnticipated Appointment Date:August 16, 2021Tenure Track Status:Tenure TrackEssential Duties and Responsibilities:Applicants will be expected to develop and teach undergraduate andgraduate courses in their discipline of expertise. Additionally,applicants will be expected to supervise master’s as well asdoctoral graduate students.Minimum Qualifications:Ph.D. in Geography or a closely related field is required.ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):YesPreferred Qualifications:Evidence of (or the potential for) excellence in research,teaching, and student mentoring.A record of peer-reviewed publications. The capacity to develop anddirect an active, externally-funded research program. A commitmentto professional service.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Candidate should be a dynamic educator with teaching experiencepreferred and be in the process of developing a strong researchprogram with the likelihood of external funding.Instructions for Applying:Applicants must apply online at www.jobs.msstate.edu bysubmitting a cover letter, teaching statement, research statementand diversity statement, a curriculum vitae, and a list of threereferences with contact information. The position will remain openuntil filled; however, the review of applicants will begin December31, 2020. For questions about the position or application process,please contact search committee chair Shrinidhi Ambinakudige [email protected] Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicantswill receive consideration for employment without regard to race,color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age,sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, genderidentity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other statusprotected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations andapplications from women, members of any minority group, and otherswho share our passion for building a diverse community thatreflects the diversity in our student population.last_img read more

COMMENT: Brideshead Revisited

first_imgIn a place where the trains often don’t run on time, gay-bashings every few months or so seem to run perfectly on schedule. What’s more shocking, though, is that these things are accepted as a matter of course. For instance, I never did find out what happened to the students who beat up the gay man at the Queer Bop.I assume they are lurking around somewhere in the Gothic architecture, because beating someone up on the basis of sexual orientation here doesn’t seem as unacceptable as beating someone up on the basis of race or gender. It’s not just drunken louts who crash the gay party and disfigure a few faces. The intellectual establishment still seems to have the propensity to think of homophobic agendas as constituting something morally courageous. I can think of two recent Rhodes scholars from Princeton who have achieved recognition for, among other better things, leadership of an ignoble society known as the Anscombe Society.This is a society which opposes gay marriage – nay, even gay sex – and proposes a “scientific” ontological understanding of humans to the extent that they “cannot support homosexual relations which fall outside the goals of chastity, nor the proposition for same sex marriage, which challenges the fundamental definition of marriage”.I’m not sure what the point of this society is, since all they seem to do is condemn homosexuals to a life of chastity. Yet the Rhodes Scholarship committee evidently and manifestly must think that this constitutes moral and philosophical interest in society, or evidence of leadership. I’m not opposed to people having their own opinions, however unsupported and pernicious they may be. I’m usually fine if certain people think that what I am is fundamentally immoral, as long as they don’t shove it in my face, pious faces notwithstanding. But this is something quite different.To recognize the implicit gay-bashing intentionally performed by leaders of homophobic societies by bestowing intellectual and moral laudation is tantamount to giving people who punch homosexuals for no good reason a trophy for being upstanding men of action and courage. That kind of thing is enough to make my blood boil.It’s almost as if we were still living in the crumbling interwar era, where men were called Evelyn and Hilary, and where homosexuals in fits of bathetic spiritual ecstasy would immolate themselves upon altars of self-abnegation. It’s certainly Brideshead revisited, except that it’s the spectre of a corpse bride that continues to haunt the oppressed. Johann Loh is a visiting Philosophy student from Princeton University. I used to think Evelyn Waugh was a woman, because I didn’t think a man could be called Evelyn. Then I discovered that there were men called Hilary and women called Robin.In any case, I always found Evelyn Waugh to be a very strange person. Brideshead Revisited, as the suggestive name, erm, suggests, is about a boy at Oxford who falls in love subconsciously with another beautiful boy called Sebastian; later sublimates this desire into heterosexual love for Sebastian’s sister, Julie; and finally transubstantiates his blood-and-flesh desires into overwhelming love for God (precipitated by a World War, no less). At least, that’s how Freud and I see it.It’s a theme that recurs in so many homosexual novels, though usually in reverse: the pious boy who loves God, then loves God-made-flesh in man, eventually discovering that true ecstasy inheres in the bodies of all the men in the world. Fast-forward to present-day Oxford and some things have changed. These days the homosexuals generally don’t flounce around Christ Church meadows with beautiful boys carrying teddies; they’re more likely to be found gyrating in Pop Tarts with muscular daddy bears. They probably won’t end up in bed with their boyfriend’s sister except by way of having discovered a three-way interest in Bertolucci’s Dreamers, and why wear a pince-nez when there are other better ways of gripping appendages?The glorious days of surreptitious, you-and-me-against-the-world schoolboy encounters in the dark cloisters of interwar society have given way to  tight-shirted boys in shiny Dolce and Gabbana sweating to the house-y beats of Rihanna’s latest dance track. It’s been quite a radical century, if you ask me. But traditionalists will be glad to note that some things don’t change. Last week, for instance, a couple of gay men were beaten up – again – outside the Coven, which hosts gay nights every Friday. Like a string of pearls passed down from generation to generation, this incident is merely the latest in a series of gay-bashings that include other gay-bashings outside the Coven and another that occurred at, of all places, the Wadham Queer Bop two years ago.last_img read more

Oxford’s freezing spires

first_imgThe county is now on a national priority list to get more grit and salt delivered, but the Oxfordshire County Council admitted that it had greatly reduced the amount that it has distributed.The Council blamed “increasing restrictions upon national supplies of salt to local authorities” and “the fact that more grit is needed on roads affected by snow, as opposed to frost” for the fact that the percentage of roads gritted had been cut from 43% to 29%. The Council also warns that it will not be regularly providing material for gritting pavements, focusing instead on clearing the main routes.Many services, such as waste and recycling collections, have been suspended or disrupted this week. Across the county, more than 200 schools have been shut, and Oxford Brookes was closed on Thursday. The Bodleian Library has been closing its doors at 5 pm for the last two days, but will resume normal opening hours from Monday. Services at the John Radcliffe Hospital are also expected to run as normal.Freezing weather was felt all of this week throughout Oxfordshire. On Tuesday night, the Met Office predicted that up to 12 inches of snow would fall across the county. The village of Benson, located 11 miles from Oxford, was the coldest place in the United Kingdom on Wednesday night, with the temperature falling to -18°C.The cold weather looks set to continue, with temperatures expected to remain below zero and more snowfall forecast for early next week. Disruptions caused by the snowy weather may cause problems for students returning to Oxford over the next few days, as Oxfordshire has been one of the worst affected counties in the freeze experienced throughout the UK.In spite of the colleges’ effort to clean out the snow, students arriving by car may encounter problems with parking. Keble and Balliol have updated their websites, warning that students will be unable to bring cars unto college grounds, and at Lady Margaret Hall car access will also be restricted. Some colleges have advised students to use public transport due to the state of the roads in the city.last_img read more

CLE, Fee Violations Lead To Suspension Of 144 Attorneys

first_img IL Staff for www.theindianalawyer.comNearly 145 attorneys have been suspended from the practice of law in Indiana, including national and international practitioners after they failed to either pay annual fees and/or comply with continuing legal education requirements or submit Interest on Lawyer Trust Account certifications.On Tuesday, the Indiana Supreme Court suspended 144 attorneys for failure to comply with Indiana Admission and Discipline Rule 2, regarding annual registration fees, Rule 2(f), regarding IOLTA certification, and Rule 29 sections 3 or 10, regarding annual CLE requirements.Among the attorneys suspended, 81 are based in Indiana and 63 are from other states, while one is from Canada. Marion County, the state’s largest, saw 25 attorneys suspended, while the greatest number of out-of-state attorneys suspended are from Illinois.For the purpose of reinstatement procedures, the order states that suspensions will go into effect immediately. But the proscription against the actual practice of law will not go into effect until 12:01 a.m. on June 28. That will allow for copies of the order to be sent, received and acted upon by suspended attorneys. Those who wish to be reinstated must comply with the applicable reinstatement procedures, Admission and Discipline Rules 2(h) and 29, section 10(b).Some names of attorneys that were granted extensions of time from the Indiana Office of Admissions and Continuing Education in order to comply with the CLE rules do appear on the list.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch NYC Memorial Park Falls Victim To Swastika, Pro-Trump Graffiti

first_imgSince the announcement that Donald Trump had won the Presidential election, the nation has been wrought with various occurrences of hate crimes, defacing of property by drawing swastikas with graffiti, and plenty of “Pro-Trump” rhetoric with regards to the deportation and registration of Muslims and illegal immigrants. It has been a trying time for many, to say the least.The most recent incident came yesterday, with a picture taken in Brooklyn at late Beastie Boys‘ Adam Yauch, aka MCA, NYC Memorial Park (formerly Palmetto Park), showing the property defaced with graffiti of swastikas and wording of “Go Trump.” The area is heavily Jewish, which makes the occurrence even moreso disturbing.Yauch, born a Jew, was a practicing Buddhist and major human rights activist, who founded The Milarepa Fund, as well as the Tibetan Freedom Concert back in the 90’s. Interestingly enough, the swastika, or the gammodion cross, is a sacred and ancient Buddhist and Hindu symbol of auspiciousness dating back over 11,000 years. Unfortunately, the symbol has come to take on a more dark and hateful meaning since the rise of the Third Reich.last_img read more

Board reviews rules, bylaws for elections

first_imgSGA president Rachael Chesley, a junior, also said the board the candidates would be informed of the election rules and requirements two weeks before the election. She said this would give candidates more time to prepare and the student body more time to learn about their platforms.  The board voted to keep the required GPA to run at 3.0. After voting on these stipulations, the board passed the bylaws and election rules for the upcoming year. SGA will have its next meeting in the 2010 fall semester. Many board members thought that having the candidates commit to the next year too early would be a bad idea. Junior Megan Griffin, executive treasurer, said having the elections at that time was good because the people running for office would have to be upholding their responsibilities throughout the year, even during stressful times.  The Saint Mary’s Student Government Association (SGA) held its final meeting of the academic year Wednesday to discuss and vote on the bylaws and election policies for SGA. The board decided it wanted to increase the number of candidates running for elected positions and also the number of students voting in those elections. Junior Laura Smith, SGA vice president, said the elections would be held the week before Spring Break, which will make next year’s elections a bit earlier than those in the past.  “The average GPA at Saint Mary’s is 3.17,” junior Emily Skirtich, executive secretary, said. “The requirement is already below that and so I think it would be a bad idea to lower it further. We don’t want our representatives to be below average.”  “When students are as busy as they are during the end of the year, they don’t have the time to read about who is running, let alone to run themselves,” Gans said. “The timing really diminishes involvement.”  The minimum 3.0 GPA requirment to run for office was also debated. Many of the officers felt the requirement should be lowered because it could get more students interested and involved in the election process. However, others felt this would be lowering the standard too much.  One of the concerns about the rules was the timing of elections. Sophomore class president Nicole Gans said elections had been held too close to finals. last_img read more

Jamestown Public Schools Starting ‘Grab & Go’ Meals Next Week

first_imgTim Lauer / CC BY 2.0 JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Public Schools will start providing ‘grab and go’ meals next week part of the district’s fall reopening plan.School officials say starting next Tuesday both breakfast and lunch will be available to students attending school in-person or remotely.Students attending in person will be provided with two meals at dismissal for the following day, while those attending remotely or by distance learning may visit their school of enrollment to pick up the meals.On Thursdays, students will receive four meals, including lunch for Thursday, breakfast and lunch for Friday and breakfast for Monday. Parents are also able pick up school meals for their children with student ID numbers.For more, visit jpsny.org/mealinfo. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Former Dunn property now a part of the National Wildlife Refuge System

first_imgThe Michael Dunn property in Derby is now part of the National Wildlife Refuge System. The 458-acre parcel, on the shore of Lake Memphremagog along the state’s border with Canada, was donated to the US Fish and Wildlife Service according to the terms of the Michael Dunn Trust and is now legally owned by the federal government. Closing for the property took place today in Newport.The property, with a mile of lake front, will be managed as the Eagle Point Wildlife Management Area of the Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge, based in Swanton, through a cooperative agreement with the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. The agreement is expected to be signed in the near future.Traditional recreational use of the property may continue, and the agreement will continue to allow for wildlife-related activities such as fishing and hunting. That provision initially had been a sticking point with the state of Vermont, which was concerned that the federal system would exclude those traditional uses of the property, but those issues were eventually resolved. Quebec previously accepted a bequest from Dunn on its side of the border for 420 acres.Dunn died in 2007 and the final agreement had to be reached within three years. Failing that, the land would have been sold and the proceeds would have gone to the Museum of Modern Art in New York, which has received a $10 million from Dunn’s estate. ‘I am very pleased with the collective effort of so many parties working together to realize Michael Dunn’s vision,’ said Mark Frederick, president and CEO of Community Financial Services Group, which managed fulfillment of the terms of the trust. ‘ For generations to come, people will be able to enjoy the natural beauty of this property while engaging in recreational activities that preserve Vermont values and traditions.”‘We are grateful for Michael Dunn’s generosity and the efforts of our conservation partners that made it possible for the US Fish and Wildlife Service to add this property to the National Wildlife Refuge System,’ said Marvin Moriarty, northeast regional director for the Service.US Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said ‘This was a project of great promise and tight deadlines, requiring an extra measure of dedication from all involved in achieving it. Everyone who moved this project to and across the finish line — including local officials, the State of Vermont and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service — should be proud of a job well done. You have honored Michael Dunn’s generous vision and have helped convey a living legacy that will benefit generations of Vermonters and other Americans of today and tomorrow.”US Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) said ‘Congratulations to all of the partners whose persistent work together is making Michael Dunn’s vision a reality. Generations of Vermonters and visitors now will be able to enjoy this beautiful piece of Vermont.’Several organizations worked together to make it possible for the Service to acquire the property. The partnership includes the Vermont Land Trust, Community Financial Services Group, attorney Jake Wheeler of the law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, and Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources. An environmental assessment and input from area residents and other constituents strongly supported the acquisition.Several farmstead buildings were removed prior to the property transfer.A news release was issued in August 2010 announcing the Service’s acceptance of the donation. View the release on the Service’s regional newsroom at http://www.fws.gov/northeast/newsroom(link is external).The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The service is both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for its scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on its work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov(link is external).Source: Downs Rachlin Martin. 12.8.2010.last_img read more

SOUTHCOM Commander Stresses Regional Cooperation During Trip to Central America

first_imgBy Antonio Ordoñez/Diálogo January 31, 2019 U.S. Navy Admiral Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), concluded his first trip to Central America since assuming command in November 2018. Adm. Faller visited the countries of the Northern Triangle, where he met with Honduran, Guatemalan, and Salvadoran leaders, and stopped by several military sites, January 21-25. The objective of his visit was to reaffirm the continuous commitment of the United States in support of partner nations and their security forces. The visit also enabled officials to address different regional security cooperation issues, and coordinate operations to counter narcotrafficking and related crimes. “Honduras and its immediate neighbors, Guatemala and El Salvador, are among the first partners I will visit,” said Adm. Faller during a press conference in Honduras. “One of my first priorities was to travel to the region to meet with key partners, listen to their concerns, understand their perspectives regarding security challenges, and hear their ideas on how we can effectively work together to address those challenges.” Enduring friendship with Honduras During his first stop, in Honduras, Adm. Faller met with Honduran Minister of Defense Fredy Santiago Díaz and Army Major General René Orlando Ponce Fonseca, chairman of the Honduran Armed Forces’ Joint Chiefs of Staff. He also met with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández at the government palace. During his stay, he visited the National Police Special Forces Directorate in Tegucigalpa, whose units fight organized crime. He also spent time with SOUTHCOM’s Joint Task Force-Bravo at Soto Cano Air Base. Faller not only praised both countries’ enduring friendship and the achievements of Honduran security forces, but also their collaboration during the Enduring Promise 2018 mission aboard hospital ship USNS Comfort, an 11-week-long humanitarian assistance mission that concluded in Honduras. The ship also made stops in Ecuador, Colombia, and Peru. During Adm. Faller’s visit, the Honduran military leadership announced that the country would host the SOUTHCOM-sponsored Central American Security Conference 2019, in May. “At SOUTHCOM, we are confident we can advance together toward countering those challenges,” said Adm. Faller. “We have witnessed the unwavering dedication and important contributions of our security partners in Honduras, and more importantly, we’ve witnessed the professionalism with which the Honduran military conducts operations and continues to work toward a more secure nation for the citizens it serves.” Close collaboration with Guatemala In Guatemala, Adm. Faller met with Army Major General Luis Miguel Ralda Moreno, Guatemalan minister of defense, and other national security leaders to address narcotrafficking, disaster response, and human rights, among other issues. In addition, he visited Huehuetenango department to meet with Interagency Task Force Tecún Umán, which safeguards the border with Mexico. “We dealt with general issues, the fight against narcotrafficking, immigration, humanitarian disaster assistance, and combined training and exercises to improve force capabilities,” Maj. Gen. Ralda told Diálogo. “Adm. Faller came in person to see the situation in Guatemala. He came to see that Guatemalans are good, peaceful people, and that the Army is an institution devoted to serving Guatemalans, an institution that the people recognize and appreciate.” As part of the efforts to counter organized crime, SOUTHCOM’s commander visited the Guatemalan Army’s Naval Special Force Command. This unit executes maritime drug interdiction and rescue operations. “He visited to acknowledge our heroes who work day after day at sea to prevent the transfer of drugs and arms to the north or south, and to see the rather precarious conditions they encounter at sea,” said Maj. Gen. Ralda. “It was a first approach, and he said he is fully prepared to cooperate.” Solid commitment to El Salvador Adm. Faller ended his trip in El Salvador, where he exchanged knowledge and ideas with Minister of Defense David Munguía Payés and other members of the Salvadoran Armed Force. He concluded his weeklong visit with an affirmation of the trust and cooperation that exist among partner nations in the region. “El Salvador has an important role in the fight against transnational crime, narcotrafficking, and human trafficking,” said Adm. Faller in a press release from the U.S. Embassy in San Salvador. “We recognize the collaboration we’ve had, and we stress the importance of continuing to have a strong relationship to fight together for the security and prosperity of both countries.” The trip was an opportunity for SOUTHCOM’s commander to get to know the leaders of partner nations that contribute to regional peace, and show the enduring support of the United States. “We know partnerships work; we know partnerships between friends who trust each other work best, [they] respect and support each other,” said Adm. Faller. “That’s why I’m here, to continue our enduring promise as both a partner and a friend, ready to continue our collaborative work in support of peace, security, and the stability that we all value.”last_img read more