The magic of the Hamptons involves a healthy sprinkling of that special ingredient, “celebrity.” However, being a celebrity is a full-time occupation both for them and their families. This week we feature a few local celebrities who support charitable causes, the events that make a difference for the wider community and a few of the dining spots popular with our East End stars.Who Where Tutto il Giorno, Southampton. Donna Karan’s daughter Gabby, with restauranteur Gianpaolo de Felice and David Mayer, created Southampton Italian cuisine hotspot, Tutto il Giorno, which remains one of the harder tables to score in the summer season. Last summer’s notable under-the-radar buzz was a dinner with Vice President Mike Pence and former VP Joe Biden holding court at two separate tables the same night. www.tuttoilgiorno.comSurf Lodge, Montauk. Created by Jayma Cardoso and combining live concerts all summer long with a hip boutique property in socially-hot Montauk, The Surf Lodge creates all the ingredients for celebrity sighting or just simply feeling like a star yourself. It’s good venue for political scion-spotting — Tiffany Trump and Malia Obama are fans of this Montauk hotspot. www.thesurflodge.comBostwick’s Chowder House, Amagansett. Founders Chris Eggert and Kevin Boles have established a loyal following for their fresh casual seafood fare combined with a friendly and comfortable atmosphere at this popular seafood restaurant in the Hamptons for over 18 years. The quest for fresh, tasty seafood has attracted celebrities including Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, and Sir Paul McCartney. www.bostwickschowderhouse.comUnion Cantina, Southampton. The Hamptons leading Mexican restaurant, owned by Ian Duke and David Hilty of Southampton Social Club, boasts a wide array of dishes and its 400 Rabbits speakeasy tequila bar containing probably the largest selection of this spirit on the East End. Little wonder celebrities such as Jon Bon Jovi, Michael J. Fox, Uma Thurman, and Brooke Shields flock to this restaurant. www.unioncantina.nett The Events Alec and Hilaria Baldwin, Amagansett. Television talent Alec Baldwin and wife, Hilaria are strong supporters of East Hampton’s Guild Hall, one of the first multi-disciplinary arts spaces, dating back to the 1930s. The Guild Hall Summer Gala takes place on August 10. If you miss this, you may well catch up with them the next night at the East Hampton Library Authors Night on August 11. www.guildhall.org, www.authorsnight.orgJessica and Jerry Seinfeld, East Hampton. Wife of comedian Jerry and founder of the Good+ Foundation (formerly known as baby Buggy), Jessica, aims to help families and in particular children rise above the poverty level, with a number of celebrity champions including Sarah Jessica Parker, Julianne Moore, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Last year some 6000 volunteers donated over 12,500 hours of work in support of this good cause. www.goodplusfoundation.orgBeth and Howard Stern, Southampton. Married to Sirius XM Radio phenom and formerly the toughest judge on “Americas Got Talent,” Beth Stern is a stalwart supporting the works of the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons and its annual Get Wild! Gala helping injured animals to recover and remain part of the beautiful East End. www.wildliferescuecenter.orgJon and Dorothea Bon Jovi, East Hampton. Apollo Theatre supporters Jon Bon Jovi and wife Dorothea, will be found at the Apollo in the Hamptons — A Night of Legends event later this summer with fellow co-hosts Ronald Perelman, Robert Kraft, and Dick Parsons and some fabulous musical talents, actors, and special entertainers. www.apollotheater.org Dancers for Good 2018, July 20. The charity, founded by Broadway performers Michael Apuzzo and Eric Gunhus, holds a festival featuring some of the most prominent dancers in the world aiming to raise funds to help performers through their Actors Fund. This year, the annual benefit will feature dancers from companies such as the Amy Marshall Dance Company and Carolyn Dorfman Dance and will honor Bebe Neuwirth and Chita Rivera. www.dancersforgood.orgMovie Screening of The Wife, July 22. If you are on the list, why not get ahead of the 2019 awards season curve, meet the author, enjoy cocktails, and see a screening of The Wife, starring Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce, from Sony Pictures Classics. Only catch? You need to know Peggy Siegal to score an invite. www.sonyclassics.com/thewife4th Annual Green Beetz Day, July 28. Championed by founders Andrew Chapman, Anna Chapman, and Tracey Kemble, Green Beetz raises funds to teach a STEM based curriculum to some 1600 kids in 59 schools across the five boroughs with the aim of promoting healthy lifestyle choices. The annual Green Beetz Day will be held this year at The Creeks in East Hampton. www.greenbeetz.orgEast Hampton Library Authors Night, August 11. Author’s galore including Geraldo Rivera, Alec and Hilaria Baldwin, Lee Child, Florence Fabricant, and Michael Gross, among others, will congregate to meet the public in person and sell autographed copies of their works, followed by a dinner to raise funds for the East Hampton Library. www.authorsnight.org Share
Which neighborhoods, from Southampton to Montauk, are being undercounted currently in the 2020 Census? As of April 10, it’s not looking good. In Montauk, the response rate from neighborhoods south of Montauk Highway is almost nonexistent. From U.S. Census Bureau tract 2010.07, which includes Camp Hero and all of Ditch Plains and Hither Hills, the response rate is 7.1 percent, more than six times less than the national average — 47.5 percent. Continuing west along Montauk Highway, tract 2010.06 is comprised of all of Napeague and Beach Hampton, as well as a large chunk of Amagansett, running from the ocean north all the way to Red Dirt Road. The response rate for that entire area currently sits at 3.1 percent. Almost all of this tract is being covered by the Update Leave program, an operation which was suspended before it began, because it requires personal visits from Census workers, which is impossible due to current COVID-19 restrictions. In East Hampton, south of Pantigo Road, this area is supposedly being contacted by the Census Bureau via the United States Postal Service. This tract, 2009.01, has a response rate of 14.2 percent, much better than tracts east, but still woefully low. East Hampton’s western hamlet, Wainscott, on tract 2009.03, has come in at a response rate of 11.8 percent. Almost the entire hamlet, running north to Sag Harbor, responds through Update Leave. Moving west, Sagaponack and Bridgehampton, part of the Town of Southampton, are also almost entirely under the Update Leave program. Tract 1907.14, which is mostly Sagaponack, has a return rate of 7.2 percent. Tract 1907.12, Bridgehampton, from its border with Sagaponack west to Hayground School, has a return rate of 7.8 percent. Tract 1803, Shelter Island, entirely under Update Leave, sits at 3.9 percent. The Shinnecock Indian Nation has similar response email@example.com Share
The transporters are for use at Alstom’s new 19,000 m sq manufacturing plant in Nazaire, which is capable of producing 100 wind turbines annually.The Nicolas vehicles will be used to automatically transport nacelles, weighing several tonnes each, from one assembly station to the next along lines and codes that have been set into the floor.In order to move without a driver, the transporters are equipped with cameras and sensors that can detect the route. The vehicles also feature a hybrid system that uses a diesel engine when outdoors and switches to electric drive in enclosed areas. www.tii-group.dewww.nicolas.frwww.alstom.com
A new formula for determining which of two innocent parties of a land fraud should keep the property in question is among proposals for reform of the legal framework governing land registration in England and Wales to be published today. The Law Commission’s consultation opens within a week of the government publishing proposals to sell Land Registry to the private sector, a move that would require primary legislation.However the commission states that the privatisation plan ‘is not a matter that falls within our project’. Instead, the 500-page document involves a wide-ranging review of the Land Registration Act 2002, including manorial rights and chancel liability, overreaching and the protection of beneficial interests and registration of local land charges. A ‘pervasive issue’ is how the registration system responds to fraud, for example where an innocent purchaser buys from someone who fraudulently claims to be the owner, thus displacing the legitimate owner from the register. The consultation proposes a provision formula ‘to clarify and simplify’ how the innocent victims should be compensated and which innocent party should end up with the property. The paper also examines whether more can be done to prevent fraud, including how the land registration system could include more effective identity checks.The commission notes that the 2002 act ‘provided for an ambitious electronic conveyancing model which has not yet been achieved’. It is seeking views on provisional proposals that will facilitate a more flexible approach to the development of electronic conveyancing.Professor Nick Hopkins, law commissioner for property, family and trust law, said: ‘The landscape within which land registration operates has changed considerably since the 2002 act came into force. Our review provides an opportunity for landowners, conveyancers, lenders and all those with an interest in the property market to tell us how the act has been working in practice.’It allows us to consider where we can bring greater certainty and security and what can be done to reinforce the role of the land register as a guarantee of title.’The consultation is open until 30 June.
The outgoing president of the family division has alluded to how important it is that children and young people have access to proper mental health support as he congratulated a teenager, once at risk of taking her own life, for the progress she has made in a case which he warned could have left society with ‘blood on our hands’.Sir James Munby described his judgment, In the matter of X (A Child), as a ‘very short coda’ to a case in which he has handed down five judgments.He recalled, in his sixth judgment, that X ‘was a very disturbed teenager, excessively prone to self-harming behaviour, including many suicide attempts’. In August 2017 she was transferred, in accordance with section 47 of the Mental Health Act 1983, ‘from the wholly unsuitable secure accommodation’ in which she was previously detained under a detention and training order imposed by the Youth Court to the clinical setting of an adolescent low-secure unit ‘which she so desperately needed’.The case made national headlines last year when Munby warned that ‘the system, society and the state …will have blood on our hands’ if a ‘supportive and safe’ placement could not be found for X when she was released from youth custody.Munby said counsel for the local authority, Michael Jones, had kept him informed of developments. In January, Jones said X’s progress had been, on the whole, very positive. She was formally discharged from the secure unit the following month and returned home. Professionals and X’s mum reported that she was ‘happy, calm and settled’ and ‘like the old X’. Jones said: ‘Given the situation the court faced last year…it is fair to say that her progress, having accessed the treatment she so desperately needed, has been nothing short of phenomenal.’Munby said comment was ‘superfluous’ but congratulated X on her achievement and wished her ‘the very best for the future’. He concluded: ‘I cannot help wondering where X would be today if she had not, in the nick of time, received the appropriate clinical assistance she so desperately needed. That said, I leave it to others to ponder the moral of this story.’Munby will step down as family division president in July.
Yoland Jno Jules was re-elected chairman of DALCA (file photo)The Dominica Association of Local Community Authorities (DALCA) has elected a new executive to handle its affairs.The executive was elected during DALCA’s Biennial General Meeting on May 30, 2014, at the Dominica Public Service Union building, a press release from the organization notes. The new executive was elected with the following persons:Yoland Jno-Jules – re-elected chairmanThomas Letang – re-elected deputy chairmanMayor Irene John – secretaryErickson Robinson – treasurerMas Clem Frederick – asst. secretary/ treasurerEric Serrant – public relations officerCommittee MembersKenneth SamuelPierre LabassierMartel DanielAdditionally, at the meeting, the Constitution was amended to include councils to pay membership fees of $100.00 annually to the association.A resolution was also made to call on central Government to pay long outstanding matching grants to village councils and to re-include DALCA as part of the Village Council Inaugural Programme.The Chairman also informed the meeting of the grant received from the Australian Direct Aid programme for the procurement of generators, chainsaws and search rescue equipment for the Fire department and family emergency plans for the Office of Disaster Preparedness.The draw for the raffle of an HP 7″ tablet was also held that very same day and Harty Mason of Toucarie, Clerk of the Cottage Village Council won the prize.Addresses were also made by the Minister for Social Services Mrs. Gloria Shillingford and the Local Government Commissioner John Fontaine commending DALCA on their hard work and encouraging the members to let their voices be heard on the social, health and educational issues of society.Dominica Vibes News Share Share LocalNews DALCA elects new executive by: – June 2, 2014 Tweet Sharing is caring! Share 433 Views 2 comments
44 Views no discussions NewsRegional Caribbean countries share plans to adapt to climate change by: – October 13, 2016 Tweet Share ST GEORGE’S, OCT 12, 2016— Representatives from 11 Caribbean countries and development agency partners will meet in Grenada’s capital of St. George’s this week to discuss strategies to prepare for the impact of climate change.Grenada held the final consultation for its National Adaptation Plan (NAP) on Tuesday, October 11, and will now host peers from the region to share lessons from its experience through a two-day regional workshop.“Here in Grenada, we don’t have to look far for to see the impacts of climate change. We experience them every day,” said Senator Simon Stiell, Minister of State with responsibility for the environment.“Grenada’s National Adaptation Plan process will help protect against the potentially devastating effects of extreme weather like Hurricane Ivan in 2004,” said Kevin Andall, Permanent Secretary with responsibility for Human Resource development and the environment. “We look forward to sharing what we have learned about national adaptation planning with others in the Caribbean community to build our countries’ resilience to climate change.”The NAP process was created by the United Nations as an opportunity for countries to plan for sustainable development in the face of climate stress. The Paris Agreement calls on all countries to engage in NAP processes, and each country’s NAP is driven by its unique adaptation needs.In this two-day NAP Assembly, adaptation planners from Caribbean countries will share their experiences of national adaptation planning and action. This NAP Assembly is co-hosted by Grenada’s Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development and the Environment; the UNDP Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP); and the NAP Global Network.“Climate change effects pose a serious threat to the livelihoods of many Caribbean people,” said Anne Hammill, Director of the NAP Global Network secretariat. “Through robust national adaptation planning processes that consider the needs of different key sectors like agriculture, health and tourism, countries can make important strides toward protecting vulnerable communities and ecosystems.”Adaptation planners attending the event will represent 10 countries in the Caribbean: Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, St Kitts and Nevis, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname. The UNDP’s 2016 Caribbean Human Development Report warns climate change impacts such as droughts, floods, saltwater intrusion, and sea level rise could pose a threat to food security in the Caribbean region.The Caribbean NAP Assembly aims to outline next steps in the NAP process for countries in the Caribbean region, and how development partners such as USAID and the UNDP J-CCCP can coordinate their support to help countries to advance their National Adaptation Plans.“UNDP’s commitment to addressing climate change challenges within the region is certainly seen with the advent and subsequent activities of the J-CCCP. Japan is dedicated to promoting climate-resilient development approaches in the Caribbean, and has been making key investments in climate change adaptation technologies in the region,” said Chisa Mikami, UNDP’s Deputy Resident Representative.She added: “This workshop is a great opportunity for our colleagues to learn more about the NAP process with the added value of learning from peers. We are keen to have these shared experiences enhance efforts to advance respective NAP processes.” Share Share Sharing is caring!
VIA Technologies has released new VIA Mobile360 ADAS Sample Kit to enable the rapid integration of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems in commercial vehicles. The kit supports a complete range of ADAS features that enhance vehicle safety by keeping drivers alerted to constantly-changing road conditions, including Lane Departure Warning, Forward and Rear Collision Warning, Blind Spot Detection, Pedestrian Detection, and Vehicle Detection.The Mobile360 ADAS Sample Kit comprises a ruggedized in-vehicle system with an integrated 4G modem and GPS for remote wireless tracking and monitoring, four automotive-grade FOV-50 cameras, and a 7” automotive-grade HD resistive touch monitor. It also features the VIA Mobile360 E-Track, a cloud portal that enables fleet owners to capture and analyze vehicle and driver data for real-time tracking, recording, and asset management. Enhanced E-Track Computer Vision functions such as Driver Monitoring, Cargo Monitoring, and License Plate Detection can also be added through the integration of up to two additional FOV-50 cameras.The Kit will make it dramatically easier for fleet owners of trucks, buses, coaches, and armored cars, to improve the safety of their vehicles and the roads they drive on. With its customizable design and real-time remote monitoring system, the kit can be optimized to meet a full range of installation and operation requirements. Click here for more information.
Excelitas Technologies this year is celebrating 20 years of continuous and successful on-orbit operation of its Rubidium Atomic Frequency Standard (RAFS) aboard a USAF GPS satellite. Excelitas’ RAFS technology was launched into orbit aboard the Air Force’s first GPS IIR satellite on July 23, 1997 and remotely activated on August 13, 1997. The RAFS is a critical part of each Harris Corporation navigation payload that sends the signal on every Lockheed Martin-produced GPS IIR, GPS IIR-M and next-generation GPS III satellite.In orbit today, 12 GPS IIR and seven GPS IIR-M satellites with Excelitas RAFS (more than 60 percent of the current GPS constellation) have collectively amassed more than 250 operational years of performance. The first GPS III satellite with an Excelitas RAF aboard is expected to launch in 2018.Achieving this 20-year IIR satellite milestone, and the GPS constellation’s continued good health, emphasize Excelitas’ continued long-term leadership in space-qualified and military tactical time frequency standards. The high reliability RAFS technology was developed specifically for mission critical space applications and Excelitas has built over 125 atomic standards with world class stability and low drift combined with the small size, low weight, and power advantages. The RAFS is now recognized as an enabling technology for global positioning systems.The Company’s current RAFS programs include the GPS Block IIR/IIR-M, the Block IIF, and the new GPS Block III, which incorporates leading-edge technology to enhance space-borne position, navigation, and timing services for military, civil, and commercial use. Click here to learn more about Rubidium Atomic Frequency Standard (RAFS).
[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading tag=’h3′ padding=’10’ heading=’Bacolodnon Montalbo ready to step up as DLSU’s ‘king archer’’ color=” style=’blockquote modern-quote’ custom_font=” size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ custom_class=”]By ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=’custom’ color=’#0a0a0a’]Friday, December 30, 2016[/av_textblock][av_textblock size=” font_color=’custom’ color=’#0a0a0a’]MANILA – With the departure of cagers Jeron Teng, Thomas Torres, Jason Perkins and Julian Sargent, Kirell Brahndon “Kib” Montalbo is being molded to become the De La Salle University Green Archers’ new leader in the upcoming UAAP season.The Bacolod City, Negros Occidental-native Montalbo said he is more than ready to take up the role as the next “King Archer” as his team guns for back-to-back championships next year.“Ngayon, they have been molding me, helping me to be a leader,” said Montalbo. “I feel I led the second group (last season). I’m starting to become La Salle’s leader and I’m ready for it.”Aside from Montalbo, also expected to return for the Green Archers next season are Cameroonian import Benoit Mbala, Rashleigh Rivero, Abu Tratter, Aljun Melecio, and Andrei Caracut.Montalbo, a former St. John’s Institute standout, became a vital cog for the Aldin Ayo-mentored team last season after returning from a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury last year.“Akala ng iba na we didn’t work hard, automatic champion, pero it’s not that eh,” Montalbo said. “How you play as a team, yun yung importante. We showed it in our games good ball movement and playing for each other.”“Sobrang sarap ng championship! We worked so hard!,” he added. “Forming our team to play for each other. Feels so good lang talaga. Hopefully we can continue it next season.”The Green Archers completed its title-run with a two-game sweep over the Ateneo Blue Eagles. They also tallied a near-perfect 13-1 win-loss slate in the double-round eliminations./PN[/av_textblock] [/av_one_full]