Kim Cattrall cuts asking price on Hamptons home

first_imgShare via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink TagsHamptons real estateluxury markettristate-weeklycenter_img Kim Cattrall and 105 Gerard Drive in East Hampton (Getty; Sotheby’s via Rebekah C Baker)As Samantha on “Sex and the City,” she reveled in excess. But in the competitive world of Hamptons real estate, actress Kim Cattrall is having to take a more moderate approach.The 64-year-old has cut the asking price on her two-bedroom cottage at 105 Gerard Drive in East Hampton, the New York Post reports. She is now asking $2.9 million, down from $3.25 million.“I think she tried to get that Covid premium and it didn’t work,” a broker told the newspaper. “It’s better priced now.”Cattrall purchased the home in 1998 — the year “Sex and the City” debuted — for $420,000. It sits on just less than half an acre and features an outdoor hot tub and fire pit. She first listed it for sale in October.The actress told the Post she will miss her “daily walks down Gerard Drive and that gorgeous ocean view sitting by the fire pit.”Cattrall is best known for her role as outspoken PR executive Samantha Jones on the HBO series, which ran for six seasons.[NYP] — Sylvia Varnham O’Reganlast_img read more

Staphylococcus aureus in Antarctica: carriage and attempted eradication

first_imgThe carriage of Staphylococcus aureus was studied in a group of 28 men living in a totally isolated environment for a year. Initially, nasal, axillary and perineal swabs were taken at weekly intervals, but from week 24 throat swabs were taken from known nasal carriers. Several attempts were made during the study to eradicate S. aureus. Eight subjects consistently carried their own phage type throughout the study, despite the application of antibacterial agents. In three subjects strains were isolated late in the study of a phage type which had either not been isolated before in this study, or had not been found for a prolonged period. Nine of the 12 nasal carriers also yielded S. aureus from the throat. It is apparent that following attempted eradication, S. aureus may seem to disappear, only to reappear some time later; ‘eradication’ in this case would be an erroneous appellation.last_img read more

Fourier transform Raman spectroscopic study of fungi

first_imgFourier transform (FT) Raman spectra of the cell walls of three species of fungi are reported for the first time, namely (i) Agaricus bisporus, a fruiting bud, (ii) Mortierella genus and (iii) Mucor genus. Some molecular assignments are proposed for the major vibrational features and attributed to chitin, N-acetylglucosamine and (R)-glucan. Preliminary studies indicate that it is possible to use FT-Raman spectroscopy to discriminate between different mixed species in culture media.last_img

Large-scale range expansion and variability in ommastrephid squid populations: a review of environmental links

first_imgOver the last four decades, several ommastrephid squid stocks have shown rapid expansion and contraction, driving highly variable and sometimes boom and bust fisheries. These include Illex illecebrosus in the northwest Atlantic Ocean, I. argentinus in the southwest Atlantic Ocean, Todarodes pacificus in the northwest Pacific Ocean, T. sagittatus in the Norwegian fjords, and Dosidicus gigas in the Peru and California Current systems. Explanations for the highly variable behavior of squid populations include: (1) direct effects of environmental variability; (2) changes in prey availability, especially for the early life stages; (3) changes in predation, disease and parasitism; and (4) exploitation of predatory fish which might reduce predation pressure and thus create vacant niches into which the short-lived, ecologically opportunistic squid call expand. This review focuses oil the effects of environmental variability oil Populations and possible interactions with fisheries. Apart from Dosidicus gigas, which is associated with the coastal upwelling systems of the pacific Ocean’s eastern boundary currents, the ommastrephid fisheries are mostly pursued in the high energy, western boundary current systems. The environmental variability that will drive changes in population size will differ between these environments. The recent range expansion of Dosidicus gigas ill the Eastern Pacific Ocean seems to have increased predation pressure on hake stocks off North and South America, which may affect fisheries. The El Nino/Southern Oscillation event in the Pacific Ocean is a well-documented, highly variable oceanographic event and the fisheries along the western seaboard of North and South America are also among the best documented. The Dosidicus gigas range expansion over the last decade may provide an opportunity to explore the interacting effects oil a squid population of environmental variability and ecological change caused by fishing.last_img read more

The annual and longitudinal variations in plasmaspheric ion density

first_imgThis paper shows that at solar maximum, equatorial ion densities at L = 2.5 are substantially higher at American longitudes in the December months than in the June months. This arises because the configuration of the geomagnetic field causes a longitude-dependent asymmetry in ionospheric solar illumination at conjugate points that is greatest at American longitudes. For example, at −60°E geographic longitude the L = 2.5 field line has its foot point near 65° geographic latitude in the Southern Hemisphere but near 42° latitude in the Northern Hemisphere. We investigated the consequent effects on equatorial electron and ion densities by comparing ground-based observations of ULF field line eigenoscillations with in situ measurements of electron densities (from the CRRES and IMAGE spacecraft) and He+ densities (IMAGE) for L = 2.5 at solar maximum. Near −60°E longitude the electron and ion mass densities are about 1.5 and 2.2 times larger, respectively, in the December months than in the June months. Over the Asia-Pacific region there is little difference between summer and winter densities. Plasmaspheric empirical density models should be modified accordingly. By comparing the electron, helium, and mass densities, we estimate the annual variation in H+, He+, and O+ concentrations near −3°E longitude and −74°E longitude. In each case the He+ concentration is about 5% by number, but O+ concentrations are substantially higher at −3°E longitude compared with −74° E. We speculate that this may be related to enhanced ionospheric temperatures associated with the South Atlantic anomaly.last_img read more

South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (SAMOC) – Fourth Workshop

first_imgThe fourth workshop of the South Atlantic MeridionalOverturning Circulation (SAMOC 4) took place in Simons Town,South Africa, on 27-29 September 2011. The main objectives of the workshop were to: highlight recent modeling results related to the importance of observing the South Atlantic components of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC); provide an overview of results from ongoing pilot arrays and related observational programs; discuss the status of proposals submitted for observations and modeling; and coordinate new proposals aimed at SAMOC goals. Discussions on ship time availability to support the proposed fieldwork in the region, and on developing new agreements for sharing these resources, alsotook place.last_img read more

Applying global criteria to tracking data to define important areas for marine conservation

first_imgAim Enhanced management of areas important for marine biodiversity are now obligations under a range of international treaties. Tracking data provide unparalleled information on the distribution of marine taxa, but there are no agreed guidelines that ensure these data are used consistently to identify biodiversity hotspots and inform marine management decisions. Here, we develop methods to standardize the analysis of tracking data to identify sites of conservation importance at global and regional scales. Location We applied these methods to the largest available compilation of seabird tracking data, covering 60 species, collected from 55 deployment locations ranging from the poles to the tropics. Methods Key developments include a test for pseudo-replication to assess the independence of two groups of tracking data, an objective approach to define species-specific smoothing parameters (h values) for kernel density estimation based on area-restricted search behaviour, and an analysis to determine whether sites identified from tracked individuals are also representative for the wider population. Results This analysis delineated priority sites for marine conservation for 52 of the 60 species assessed. We compiled 252 data groupings and defined 1052 polygons, between them meeting Important Bird and Biodiversity Area criteria over 1500 times. Other results showed 13% of data groups were inadequate for site definition and 10% showed some level of pseudo-replication. Between 25 and 50 trips were needed within a data group for data to be considered at least partially representative of the respective population. Main conclusions Our approach provides a consistent framework for using animal tracking data to delineate areas of global conservation importance, allowing greater integration into marine spatial planning and policy. The approaches we describe are exemplified for pelagic seabirds, but are applicable to a range of taxonomic groups. Covering 4.3% of the oceans, the sites identified would benefit from enhanced protection to better safeguard the threatened species populations they contain.last_img read more

Paleocene high-latitude leaf flora of Antarctica Part 1: Entire-margined angiosperms

first_imgPaleocene leaf floras are rare in high latitudes of the Southern Hemisphere, where studies have shown higher taxonomic diversity compared to Northern Hemisphere equivalents. The floras provide valuable insights into biodiversity and forest communities during the Paleocene. The Antarctic Peninsula hosts a wealth of Paleocene–Eocene floras which have been used to interpret climates before, during and after one of the most abrupt and transient warming events known from the geological record. The best-preserved and most diverse Paleocene macrofossils from this region come from the Cross Valley Formation, Seymour Island Group, which have previously provided evidence for warm temperate climates prior to the PETM. Here we present the taxonomy of leaf impressions from the Paleocene Cross Valley Flora for one species and ten new leaf morphotypes of entire-margined angiosperms. The new morphotypes provide evidence of an increased angiosperm diversity within cool-temperate Gondwanan forest inhabiting the east side of the Antarctic Peninsula, which contrasts with a lower floral diversity on the west side of the Peninsula during the late Paleocene.last_img read more

Utah Baseball Hosts Nationally Ranked UCLA

first_img Tags: Baseball/Pac 12/Utah Utes FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY – The Utah baseball team hosts 17th-ranked UCLA in a three-game Pac-12 series beginning on Friday, April 13, at 6:00 p.m. MT.The series continues on Saturday, April 14, and Sunday, April 15, with both games at 1:00 p.m. MT.All three games will be live streamed at UtahUtes.com with radio at ESPN 700 AM (Saturday’s game will begin in progress at 100.7 FM).Utah (9-22, 4-5 Pac-12) is 7-4 in its last 11 games.Utah is fifth in the Pac-12 in batting average (.273), total bases (406) and hits (291). The Utes are fourth in the league in stolen bases (27) and tied for fourth with seven triples. Utah leads the league with 11 pickoffs. The Utes are tied for first in the Pac-12 with 28 double plays and second in the league in assists (326).DaShawn Keirsey, Jr., ranks in the top 10 in the league in several categories including ranking second in the Pac-12 and 14th in the NCAA wit ha .410 batting average. Keirsey leads the league and is 10th in the NCAA with 14 doubles and is sixth in the NCAA in doubles per game (0.54). Trenton Stoltz is tied for first in the Pac-12 and ninth in the NCAA with 19 appearances on the mound. Oliver Dunn is tied for third in the Pac-12 with 22 double plays. Brett Brocoff is one of five pitchers in the Pac-12 this year who has not given up a home run.UCLA is 19-9 overall and 8-4 in the Pac-12. The Bruins recently won two out of three from second-ranked Stanford and dropped a midweek game against Long Beach State. April 11, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Hosts Nationally Ranked UCLA Robert Lovell Written bylast_img read more

Kentucky and Utah To Reconvene in Rivalry

first_img Written by May 15, 2018 /Sports News – Local Kentucky and Utah To Reconvene in Rivalry FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLEXINGTON, Ky.-Per an official announcement from Bill Riley of ESPN 700 in Salt Lake City, the University of Utah and Kentucky will resume in their storied rivalry in men’s college basketball.This report, substantiated by University of Kentucky SB Nation blog A Sea of Blue, says in 2018-19, Kentucky and Utah will play at Rupp Arena in Lexington. This will be followed by a 2019-20 matchup in Las Vegas.The Utes and Wildcats have met 11 times all-time, with Kentucky dominating the all-time series 9-2, per the University of Kentucky Media Guide dating back to the past season.With Division I currently consisting of 351 schools, it’s extremely rare for teams so far apart from each other geographically to have played so many times.Nevertheless, the Wildcats, who are among the blue bloods of men’s college basketball, deem the Utes a worthy opponent.With head coach Larry Krystkowiak at the helm, the Utes have won at least 20 games each of the past five seasons and played for the NIT championship this past season before falling 82-66 at the hands of Penn State. Tags: Kentucky/Larry Krystkowiak/Men’s College Basketball/Utah Brad Jameslast_img read more