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Celebrating Natural History On The East End

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first_img Share Honorees Don Church and Courtney Sale Ross, and SoFo founder Andy Sabin.It’s been almost 30 years since the first South Fork Natural History Museum gala benefit, one of the markers of the Hamptons season. And the event this Saturday, July 14, promises to be as much fun and as grand as any that have gone before.The Nature Clubhouse, founded in 1988 by a group of South Fork naturalists in Amagansett, eventually morphed into the South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center, which opened its permanent location in 2005 on the Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike. It’s the only state-of-the-art natural history museum on the South Fork of Long Island.Visitors are accompanied by the museum’s expert nature educators as they experience the museum’s scientifically accurate galleries, featuring live and recreated natural habitat exhibits; colorful floor-to-ceiling photo murals of forests, ponds, and ocean landscapes; a Marine Touch Tank where visitors can, in the water, hold sea stars, crabs, urchins, and whelks; and terrariums and aquariums featuring local wildlife, which engage the senses and bring the outdoors in.The magic continues outside with SoFo’s Native Butterfly Garden, Native Wildflower Garden, Educational Pond, Purple Martin nesting gourd site, and more. Visitors can take nature walks through the 40-acre Vineyard Field Preserve bordering the museum and explore the six-mile trail system of the Long Pond Greenbelt, which features an expanse of interconnected ponds, woods, and wetlands abounding with rare plants, animals, and ecological communities.The SoFo gala always recognizes some of the environmental and education visionaries who are aiming to transform the world. This year’s honorees, “caring and responsible stewards of our planet,” according to the press release, are Courtney Ross, founder of the Ross Institute and the Ross School, and Don Church and Russell Mittermeier, the president and the chief conservation officer, respectively, of Global Wildlife Conservation.The gala is chaired by Sammi and Scott Seltzer and Jeff and Patsy Tarr, with co-hosts Leslie Clarke, Alex Guranaschelli, and Debra Halpert.“SoFo is such an important institution for the education of our kids and everybody on the importance of our plants and animals and the ecosystem of the East End,” Halpert told The Independent. “The event will be a fun and entertaining evening filled with great food and inspiring people.”How could it not be entertaining with music and dancing provided by the Nancy Atlas Project? And food catered by Elegant Affairs, with Amagansett Wines and Spirits and Channing Daughters Winery providing the adult beverages?The event begins with a VIP cocktail reception from 6 to 7 PM, featuring a tasting menu by acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs like The Bell & Anchor, Calissa Hamptons, East Hampton Grill, Golden Pear, Grand Banks, Hayground School, Ketcham’s Seafarm, Mecox Bay Dairy, the Montauk Shellfish Company, Page at 63 Main, Saaz Restaurant, and the Southampton Social Club. Bridgehampton Florist is providing the flowers.From 7 to 10 PM, the gala reception offers a buffet dinner, live and silent auctions, the honoree tribute, and surprise guests. Gerry Curatola, DDS of the Hamptons, and Ann Liguori, nationally-known sports radio and television personality, will host the live auction.New sponsors this year include Bai Antioxidant Infusion Drinks, Buddha Berry, Danielle Hamptons, Hampton Coffee Company, the South Fork Country Club, and Summerhill Landscapes, who join the roster of recurring sponsors including the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation, the Hampton Classic Horse Show, HSBC Bank, Marders, Long Island Shark Collaboration, and Rejuvenation Health.Media sponsors are The Independent, Dan’s Hamptons Media, East Hampton Star, Hamptons Magazine, and the Sag Harbor Express.“We are pleased to present again this year the following awards to two students studying environmental science: the 2018 SoFo Scholarship award made possible by BNB Bank, and the 2018 Mulvihill Family Environmental Scholarship made possible by Mary M. Mulvihill,” said development director Diane Aceti.“We are very happy to celebrate our 29th year of nature education leadership, offering over 250 annual educational programs, including our new Shark Research and Education Program and our fourth Annual Climate Change Forum, which will take place in September of this year,” said SoFo’s Executive Director Frank Quevedo.“Our gala benefit promises to be a very special one, as we are honoring acclaimed changemakers in education and conservation,” Aceti said. “We thank everyone for supporting SoFo, and we encourage everyone to reserve their tickets and tables very soon as we have limited availability.”VIP tickets are $1300, and general admission (with limited availability) tickets are $450. Young Professionals (30 and under) tickets are $275. VIP tables are $5000, $10,000, and $25,000. The event will be held on the grounds of the South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center.For more information and tickets, visit www.sofo.org/summer-gala.bridget@indyeastend.comlast_img

Praised for safety

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Buoyant trading statement lifts DWF share price

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first_imgSource: DWFAndrew Leaitherland, DWF chief executive‘Going forward, we will continue to supplement this organic activity with selective M&A, with our associations and broad market reach providing a strong pipeline of opportunities.’ The company has added 20 partners in the first six months of this trading year, including 15 senior hires to its international business. It also recently confirmed the acquisition of the majority of the shares in BT Law Limited, with Leaitherland and Chris Stefani, chief financial officer, agreeing to be directors. DWF announced a 1.25p dividend per share last week. The company will announce its interim results, based on the six months to 31 October, next month. The share price of listed law firm DWF rose to a new high this morning as the company reported upbeat financial news. In its interim half-year trading statement, released to the London Stock Exchange, the newly listed group reported increased revenue of at least 10% for the six months ending 31 October, driven by organic business growth.  International and connected services represented the strongest growth, with increases of 29% and 18% respectively. DWF also said net debt had fallen by £9.5m (16%) on the same period last year, with a continued positive trend in lock-up reduction. Shares in the company, which floated in March with an offer price of 122p, were trading at 129.5p by 11am, rising 3.2% following the publication of the trading statement. This is the highest shares have reached since DWF went public, with the price fluctuating between 115.5p in August and 127p last week. Andrew Leaitherland, chief executive, said: ‘The first half of the year has seen a number of important milestones achieved as we continue to deliver on our IPO promises, developing the business in our first year as a listed entity. last_img

Hogan Lovells opens document review hub in Arizona

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first_imgInternational firm Hogan Lovells has opened a document review centre in the US in response to demand for cheaper, tech-assisted legal services.The legal delivery centre, based in Phoenix, Arizona, has been created in collaboration with US law company Elevate and is designed to drive down costs and increase efficiency. The outpost will mainly review US litigation, arbitration and employment practice documents and will be staffed by 20 lawyers.Michael Davison, global head of the litigation, arbitration and employment practice group, said: ‘We have seen an increase in demand for technology-assisted contract review, due diligence and legal services. This facility will operate in a similar fashion as our Birmingham office, providing multijurisdictional document review services to our global litigation practice.’ Hogan Lovells global head of innovation and digital Stephen AllenStephen Allen, global head of innovation and digital at Hogan Lovells, added: ‘Our legal delivery centre will apply the latest artificial intelligence capabilities to document review, helping our clients sift through a high volume while also achieving accurate results.’Alternative legal services providers such as Elevate are growing more quickly than previously expected and are moving up the value chain, research by Thomson Reuters has found. For law firms, the most common needs supplied by alternative providers are e-discovery, litigation and investigation support, and legal research.last_img

Airport maglev demonstration line

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first_imgSOUTH KOREA: A ground-breaking ceremony was held at Incheon International Airport on August 3 to mark the start of work on a 6·1 km maglev demonstration line (RG 5.08 p296). The line will have six stations and a maintenance depot. Maximum operating speed will be 110 km/h. Construction is scheduled for completion in 2012. This will allow a year for testing the maglev trains developed by the Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials before the line opens for commercial service in 2013.last_img

Banker linked to dos Santos investigation found dead

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first_imgAngolans divided over Isabel dos Santos graft investigation Angola's Eduardo Dos Santos to visit China A Portuguese banker named in a major Angolan money-laundering and corruption scandal has died in an apparent suicide at home, police said Thursday.Nuno Ribeiro da Cunha, named as a suspect by Angolan authorities in an investigation targeting the billionaire daughter of Angola’s former longtime leader, appeared to have hanged himself in the garage of his Lisbon apartment building late Wednesday, a police statement said.Cunha was the head of private banking at Lisbon-based EuroBic where Isabel dos Santos, reputedly Africa’s richest woman, holds a 42.5% stake.Angolan authorities suspect Dos Santos embezzled money from the country’s state oil company and laundered it through foreign banks.Angola’s attorney general arrived Thursday in Portugal to ask his country’s former colonial ruler for help investigating a major corruption case targeting the billionaire daughter of Angola’s former longtime leader.Angolan authorities suspect that Isabel dos Santos, reputedly Africa’s richest woman, embezzled millions of dollars from the state oil company Sonangol, which she once headed.Angolan attorney general Helder Pitta Gros announced late Wednesday in Luanda, the Angolan capital, that Dos Santos is an official suspect in an investigation into mismanagement at Sonangol and misappropriation of company money.Relatedcenter_img Angola president sacks Dos Santos son from plum joblast_img

DSC Mas Jamboree 2018 postponed

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first_img Sharing is caring! EntertainmentLocalNews DSC Mas Jamboree 2018 postponed by: - February 1, 2018 Share Share 130 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Tweet Shyanne Dorsett Miss DSC Mas Jamboree 2017Press ReleaseDominica State College (DSC) wishes to announce the postponement of its 9th annual DSC Mas Jamboree, which was scheduled to take place on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 5.00pm.According to Edgar Hunter Director of Student Activities and Coordinator of DSC Mas Jamboree, “Like our country, our college has been seriously damaged by Hurricane Maria. We did all that was humanly possible to try to host the event but encountered many hiccups in producing the high quality event we wanted to produce”. Mr. Hunter expounded further, “We are very sorry that we have to disappoint the many Mas Jamboree fans, sponsors and supporters at this time. As our country is recovering from the ravages of Hurricane Maria, we feel that this is the right decision to take. A new date for DSC Mas Jamboree will be announced in the not too distant future”.last_img

u-blox to Support Verizon’s New LTE Cat M1 Network for IoT

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first_imgu-blox has announced plans to launch a module supporting Verizon's new Category M1 (Cat M1) LTE network, which is designed to allow a larger number of devices to connect to the Internet of Things (IoT). The SARA-R404M module is based on Qualcomm's MDM9206 LTE modem and is anticipated to be available for the Q4 2016 launch of Verizon's LTE Cat M1 network, which is scheduled to achieve nationwide US coverage by the end of Q1 2017. The new cost effective SARA-R404M complements u-blox’s extensive product offerings for the IoT market.LTE Cat M1 is part of the new 3GPP Release 13 standard supporting low power wide area technologies in the licensed spectrum and specifically supports IoT applications with low to medium data throughput rates, as well as devices that require long battery lifetimes. Using licensed spectrum provides a secure, private and reliable network with managed and predictable service. The market focus for this new technology is extensive and will cover applications in many areas, such as the smart home, security systems, industrial monitoring and control, asset tracking, telematics, connected health, smart metering, smart cities and wearables.The 3GPP Cat M1 specification also addresses the IoT’s need for LTE-grade low latency while consuming less power than 2G or 3G technologies, optimized for long battery life of up to 10 years for some use cases, which in turn means less maintenance and a reduced cost of ownership. Additionally, Cat M1’s handover capability delivers the technology necessary to support vehicle, asset and people tracking.The MDM9206 modem from Qualcomm with support for Category M1 is engineered to deliver reliable, low power and optimized LTE cellular connectivity. This opens up a new set of revenue generating business models, as well as new types of services and offerings for industrial, commercial and smart cities applications.last_img

Hidup Segan Mati Tak Mau, Beginilah Nasib Penyeberangan Ujung – Kamal

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first_imgPerkembangan terus terjadi di tubuh Penyeberangan Ujung – Kamal, yang ditandai dengan semakin banyaknya kapal yang mengoperasikan rute ini. Sebut saja KM Yudha Negara, KM Bangkalan, hingga KM Pamekasan. Saking terkenalnya, TNI AD juga pernah mengambil peran dalam penyeberangan tersebut. Pada tahun 1963, TNI AD mengoperasikan kapal AD 13 dan AD 29 di Penyeberangan Ujung – Kamal.Singkat cerita, penyeberangan yang telah membantu perkembangan Pulau Madura secara keseluruhan ini dikelola oleh PT ASDP Indonesia Fery dan kurang lebih ada tujuh perusahaan fery yang turut berkecimpung – seperti PT Dharma Lautan Utama dan PT Jembatan Nusantara. Arus penumpang maksimal Penyeberangan Ujung – Kamal mencapai angka 62 ribu orang. Sedangkan kendaraan roda dua 40 ribu unit dan roda empat mencapai angka 5 ribu per hari. Tingginya arus lalu lintas di penyeberangan ini didukung oleh 18 unit fery yang beroperasi.Namun seperti yang sudah disebutkan di atas, kondisi penyeberangan ini mulai menunjukkan penurunan sejak dibukanya Jembaran Suramadu pada tahun 2009 silam. Banyak orang yang kemudian lebih menambatkan hatinya pada jembatan ini ketimbang menggunakan jasa yang ditawarkan oleh PT ASDP ini.Baca Juga: Pelabuhan Bojonegara, Mungkinkah Jadi “Pesaing” Pelabuhan Ferry Merak?Ketika kerugian akibat merosotnya jumlah penumpang sudah tidak bisa dihindari, sejumlah cara untuk menutupi kerugianpun coba dilakukan oleh PT ASDP, salah satunya adalah dengan memberikan potongan harga. Namun langkah tersebut ternyata tidak membuat para penumpang bergeming dan kembali beralih menggunakan jasa penyeberangan tersebut.Bak peribahasa “Hidup Segan Mati Tak Mau”, Penyeberangan Ujung – Kamal ini tetap beroperasi walaupun sepi pengunjung. Terlebih setelah akes jembatan Suramadu kini telah digratiskan. Sebenarnya Pemerintah bisa saja menutup penyeberangan ini karena dinilai sudah tidak efektif lagi, namun nilai sejarah yang terpatri di penyeberangan ini tidaklah bisa dihapuskan begitu saja. Penyeberangan Ujung - Kamal. Sumber: yukpigi Sejak diresmikan oleh mantan Presiden RI Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono pada 10 Juni 2009 silam, ada banyak kemudahan yang dapat dirasakan langsung oleh warga Surabaya dan Madura dengan kehadiran Jembatan Suramadu. Namun di balik semua keuntungan dengan didirikannya jembatan sepanjang 5.438 meter ini, ada satu yang ternyata dirugikan. Ya, Penyeberangan Ujung – Kamal. Unit penyeberangan yang dikelola oleh PT. Angkutan Sungai, Danau dan Penyeberangan (ASDP) ini merupakan yang paling terdampak dari hadirnya Jembatan Suramadu.Baca Juga: Mengenal Pelabuhan Merak, Gerbang Penyeberangan Tersibuk di IndonesiaRute penyeberangan ini sudah sangat lama dan menjadi rute transportasi utama masyarakat Madura dan Jawa – khususnya warga Surabaya dan sekitarnya. Dirangkum KabarPenumpang.com dari berbagai laman sumber, penyeberangan Ujung – Kamal sudah ada sejak zaman Belanda, sekitar tahun 1913. Jasa penyeberangan ini diawali hanya dengan menggunakan perahu motor. Kemudian meningkat menjadi kapal Roro dari Perusahaan Jawatan Kereta Api (PJKA) yang bisa mengangkut penumpang bersama angkutan roda empat atau mobil. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... RelatedGapasdap Minta Tiga Fungsi Pelabuhan Penyeberangan Dibagi, Ini Tanggapan ASDP20/11/2019In “Featured”Pelabuhan Merak Diterpa Cuaca Buruk, Penyeberangan Ferry Dihentikan Sementara30/11/2017In “Angkutan Ferry”Tarif Naik , ASDP Janjikan Peningkatan Kualitas Layanan di 14 Lintasan05/05/2017In “Angkutan Ferry”last_img

Kluber’s Stay on Disabled List to be Extended

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first_img Related Topics Indians’ ace Corey Kluber will not come off the 10-day disabled list when eligible to return on Saturday due to a prolonged lower back strain.Not coming as a surprise, Kluber has been struggling so far this season with lower back pain that started all the way back in spring training and has caused issues lately. In Kluber’s absence, the Indians will keep Mike Clevenger aboard the big league roster.Posting a 3-2 record so far this season with an uncharacteristic 5.06 ERA, Kluber has not been himself this season after being spectacular in the post season a few months ago.Manager Terry Francona said he hopes it will be just a few days and that the team was prepared for this to be an extended stay.Kluber exited his May 2 start at Detroit in the third inning that needed in a 5-2 defeat and has been put on the DL early as a precaution for the long season ahead.Another update on Kluber is expected sometime before Friday night’s game in Cleveland. Matt Lofgrenlast_img