Email Address* Share via Shortlink Message* Full Name* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink A photo illustration of the original 960 Franklin Avenue proposal with Continuum Company’s Bruce Eichner (iStock, 960 Franklin)A developer who proposed two Crown Heights apartment towers, only to be shot down by the mayor because they would shadow the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, has shrunk the project.The new plan from Bruce Eichner’s Continuum Company, however, proposes far less affordable housing, The City reported.Eichner’s website now pitches a project peaking at 17 stories, which he pits against a 34-story project that Mayor Bill de Blasio recently said would not be approved because it would be out of scale with the neighborhood and deprive the Botanic Garden of crucial sunlight.Read moreDe Blasio’s Crown Heights flip-flop was no Garden-variety reversalIn stunning reversal, de Blasio opposes Eichner’s Crown Heights towersJudge overturns contested Franklin Avenue rezoning But the newly proposed towers, at 960 Franklin Avenue, would come with far less affordable housing. The project first submitted for city review would have 1,578 rental apartments, half of which would be affordable, with 40 percent of the affordable units reserved for households earning half of the area median income.The shortened project would contain 279 affordable rentals, amounting to 25 percent of the 1,170 units. The plan would still require approval from the City Council and mayor.The developer also floated an as-of-right project, meaning it could be built with no political approvals, containing 518 condominiums and no affordable housing. It is not clear if Eichner would use union labor for that development, as he had pledged to do for his 34-story, dual-tower project.Adrian Benepe, the Botanic Garden president and former city parks commissioner, told The City that developers did not consult him on the latest proposal.“That’s been the modus operandi of this developer the entire time,” Benepe said. “They developed a plan in a vacuum without contemplating the impacts not just on the garden but on the entire community.”Project details are often negotiated with the local City Council member, in this case Laurie Cumbo, during the seven-month public review. Cumbo also objected to Eichner’s original proposal.[The City] — Sasha JonesContact Sasha Jones Tags Affordable HousingBill de Blasiobrooklynbruce eichner
The Division of Cardiology of the Department of Medicine at theUniversity Of Florida College Of Medicine – Jacksonville is seekinga Cardiology Non-Invasive candidate to join our growing academicpractice. Our internationally recognized faculty are leaders incardiac care, research and education. Faculty physicians provideservices at the UF Health Cardiovascular Center – Jacksonville , Using the mostsophisticated equipment available, the center offersstate-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative cardiacservices. Many leading-edge interventional therapies are offered inNortheast Florida only at the UF Health Cardiovascular Center –Jacksonville.We share our wealth of knowledge and experience through threeACGME-accredited fellowship training programs in cardiovascular disease , interventional cardiology and clinical cardiac electrophysiology . The faculty member willreport directly to the Chief of Cardiology. Responsible forproviding and maintaining a high level of quality In-patient andOutpatient intermediate care services in all aspect of cardiologyand noninvasive imaging. [CE1] (Level 2 skills in echocardiography,transesophageal with additional skills in cardiac CT, MR imaging,nuclear cardiology or Women’s Medicine. Appointment will be at thenon-tenure accruing level of Assistant/Associate Professor, basedon qualifications.The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is thelargest of the three colleges at the Health Science CenterJacksonville. The college is affiliated with UF Health inJacksonville, a health system comprised of two hospitals — the603-bed UF Health Jacksonville and 92-bed UF Health North — andmore than 60 primary and specialty care practices throughoutNortheast Florida and Southeast Georgia.The college’s 16 clinical science departments house more than 440faculty members, 1,560 staff and 384 residents and fellows, as wellas medical students from UF and around the country. We offer anincredible breadth of clinical training program sand proud to trainmany of best primary care providers and specialists throughout theregion, the state and the country.The college offers 38 accredited graduate medical educationprograms and 14 non-standard programs. More than 100 residents andfellows from programs across the U.S. come to UF College ofMedicine – Jacksonville to participate in various clinicalrotations as well.In addition to graduate medical education, clinical rotations inall the major disciplines are provided for students from the UFCollege of Medicine in Gainesville. Third-year medical studentsenrolled at UF spend about 25 percent of their training at theJacksonville campus, gaining valuable experience in an urbansetting. While third-year rotations are only offered to UFstudents, elective rotations in the final year of clinical trainingare available to students from accredited schools in the US andCanada.For practicing physicians, the college offers a continuing medicaleducation program that recruits national and international speakerswho are well known and respected in their fields.The college’s faculty, residents and fellows are active in clinicalresearch. Residents and fellows regularly present their findings atlocations across the country and publish their projects inwell-known publications. In 2019, the campus received $23.1 millionin external research funding, approximately 50% of which wasfederally sponsored projects.The campus houses a 16,000-square-foot clinical and translationalresearch facility. To support faculty and resident research, thecollege has a Center for Data Solutions, offering researchersanalytics, epidemiology and biostatistics support, and a Center forResearch Training, helping develop the next generation of highlycollaborative clinical researchers.Located in the Northeastern part of the state on the AtlanticOcean, Jacksonville’s weather is sunny and pleasant. We enjoy anaverage of 320 days of sunshine each year, yet have the coolestsummers in the state. Known as the River City, Jacksonville is amajor port city with numerous waterways, two Naval bases, severalnature preserves, marshes, lakes, wetlands and miles of beaches.Flowing through Jacksonville is the 310-mile St. Johns River, whichplays a major role in our work and play.To learn more about our college, our leadership and our campus,please visit us at https://med.jax.ufl.edu/about/.Have MD/DO. Candidate must be BC/BE in Cardiology with highinterest and expertise in non-invasive imaging. Must be able toobtain a Florida Medical License.(Level 2 skills in echocardiology, transesophageal, with additionalskills in cardiac CT, MR imaging, nuclear cardiology or Women’sMedicine requiredReview of applications will start on December 16, 2020 andapplications will be accepted until the positions is filled. Pleaseupload Cover Letter and CV with application.The final candidate will be required to provide official transcriptto the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. 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VISA HOLDERS HOMEWARD BOUNDWritten by Joe GuzzardiDuring the upcoming mid-term elections, the 35 Senate races and the 435 House of Representatives campaigns will feature candidates who promise to help create more jobs. Their pledge to improve the labor market for unemployed and underemployed American workers will be at their platforms’ core.Often, however, job addition can come about through job subtraction, namely when immigration policies that are hurtful to American workers are revised to instead help them.An example: A dateline New Delhi, India story explained that the Trump administration’s proposed end to the H-4 visa that gives H-1–visa holders’ spouses and children under age 21 employment permission could open up as many as 100,000 jobs for Americans.A brief, straightforward H-4 visa history lesson is in order. Since Congress enacted the 1990 Immigration Act and created the H-1B, spouses and children under age 21 were specifically denied work authorization. An H-1–who accepted a U.S. assignment knew that his spouse – H-4s are mostly women – would not be able to legally work at any job, low- or high-skilled. After decades of intense but unsuccessful lobbying, however, the Obama White House circumnavigated Congress and issued one of its several pro-immigration executive actions that gave work permits to certain H-4s. Congress has sole authority over immigration.The executive order artificially inflated the labor market which fundamentally had no need for job seekers. No oversight agency determined that the skills of H-4s are in demand as is the practice with H-1Bs. And the H-4s, unlike their spouses, have no labor protections, which could make them vulnerable to employers’ abuse. Finally, the H-4s’ academic and previous employment credentials obtained thousands of miles away from their U.S. homes are difficult to confirm and are often overstated.Some may have worthwhile skills. Still, the incoming deal they made was that they would not have work permits. And displacing an American, or competing with one for employment, violates the spirit of the deal they accepted.Interestingly, if reports out of San Francisco are true, then the working H-4 population could decline without federal intervention. When the Harris Poll asked 171 San Francisco-based HR professionals and hiring managers about their global recruiting practices, only 8 percent responded that they proactively seek out foreign nationals, and 54 percent said that sourcing overseas labor is not very important to their current talent acquisition strategy.Moreover, San Francisco employers said that they’re hiring 33 percent fewer foreign nationals while the same trend is in progress nationwide; 26 percent of corporations are less reliant on overseas workers. Assuming the trend continues, fewer H-1Bs means fewer of their H-4 spouses.While the Bay Area replies may be in part to deflect public criticism, they reflect a concern about tighter immigration practices that could slow foreign labor’s flow even though the companies insist they need them. The White House has promised to make it harder for tech firms to hire foreign workers and announced more vigorous onsite enforcement to weed out fraud, even though the companies all still insist they need them.In the end, the universal truism applies. As the number of foreign workers rises, so does the workers’ general population. The more workers, including those from overseas, the less likely wages will rise, or for Americans to be employed.–FOOTNOTE: Joe Guzzardi is a Progressives for Immigration Reform analyst who has been writing about immigration for more than 30 years. Contact him at [email protected] The City-County Observer posted this article without opinion, bias or editing.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Further information Media enquiries The UK is committed to helping the region overcome the legacy of past conflict. Yesterday, I attended the Western Balkans Summit alongside the Prime Minister and other European and Western Balkan leaders. The Summit demonstrated a shared will to work together to build a more peaceful, prosperous and stable future for all. At this time, we must reflect on how the perpetrators were held to account by International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia for committing an act of genocide. The verdict will not bring back the thousands who were killed, nor erase the grief of their families, but it sends a clear message that there will be no impunity for those who commit such crimes. Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook For journalists On this day, the 23rd anniversary of the massacre at Srebrenica, we remember the more than 8,000 civilians who lost their lives in a brutal act of murder. On the anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said: Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn Foreign Secretary @Jeremy_Hunt Email [email protected]
The 29th annual Christmas Jam–the holiday season benefit show presented by Warren Haynes–is going down this weekend on December 9th at US Cellular Center in Haynes’ hometown of Asheville, NC. The 2017 edition of the self-proclaimed “magical musical marathon” will feature performances from Haynes’ own Gov’t Mule (with a special appearance by Ann Wilson), Trey Anastasio & Classic TAB (his original touring solo lineup ft. Tony Markellis, Ray Paczkowski and Russ Lawton), The Avett Brothers, Blackberry Smoke, Margo Price, and a “new” band dubbed Les Bros. featuring past Allman Brothers and Les Brers members Jaimoe, Marc Quinones, Jack Pearson, Lamar Williams Jr., Bruce Katz, in addition to featured guest spots from fan-favorite players including Marcus King, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Holly Bowling, and many more.Today, Christmas Jam announces that they will once again be live-streaming the event through Nugs.TV. If you were unable to get your tickets, you can watch the show from the comfort of your home here.[cover photo – Trey: Zack Blum; Warren: Andrew O’Brien]
Notices: The Florida Bar July 1, 2002 Regular News Lawyer applicants are being sought to fill vacancies on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners.The Board of Governors will be selecting nine nominees for three lawyer vacancies and six nominees for two nonlawyer vacancies at its August 16 meeting. The nominations will then be forwarded to the Supreme Court to fill the five-year terms which are scheduled to commence November 1.Florida Supreme Court rules specify that attorney members of the board must have been a member of The Florida Bar for at least five years. They must be practicing lawyers with scholarly attainments and have an affirmative interest in legal education and requirements for admission to the Bar. Appointment or election to the bench at any level of the court system will disqualify any applicant. Also, law professors or law school trustees are ineligible.Bar examiners must be able to attend approximately 10 meetings a year in various Florida locations. Members work 300 or more hours per year on board business depending on committee assignments. Actual travel expenses connected with the meetings and examinations are reimbursed.Persons interested in applying for the vacancies may download the application from the Bar’s Web site at www.FLABAR.org, or should contact The Florida Bar at (850) 561-5600, ext. 6802, to obtain the proper application form. Applications may also be obtained by writing the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300.Completed applications must be received no later than the close of business Friday, July 12. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required application. A screening committee of the Board of Governors will review all applications and may request telephone or personal interviews. Bar Examiners position available
“ICU to be expanded, hopefully, in coming days,” Dr. Steven Oscherwitz, an infectious disease expert at the hospital, said in a tweet on Monday night. “Not sure where people needing ICU care will be able to go, since most AZ (Arizona) hospitals are pretty full now.”Health officials in many states attribute the spike to businesses reopening and Memorial Day weekend gatherings in late May. Many states are also bracing for a possible increase in cases stemming from tens of thousands of people protesting to end racial injustice and police brutality for the past three weeks.Church outbreakIn Oregon, health officials are trying to contain an outbreak of over 200 new cases in Union County linked to the Lighthouse United Pentecostal Church. New coronavirus infections hit record highs in six US states on Tuesday, marking a rising tide of cases for a second consecutive week as most states moved forward with reopening their economies.Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas all reported record increases in new cases on Tuesday after recording all-time highs last week. Nevada also reported its highest single-day tally of new cases on Tuesday, up from a previous high on May 23. Hospitalizations are also rising or at record highs.At Arizona’s Tucson Medical Center on Monday, just a single intensive care unit (ICU) bed designated for COVID-19 patients was available, with the other 19 beds filled, a hospital representative said. The Oregonian newspaper reported that a video on the church’s Facebook page on May 24 showed hundreds of people standing close together singing. Large gatherings were not permitting under the state’s reopening plan at that time. The video has since been deleted, it said.Reuters was not able to reach the church for comment.In Texas, Governor Greg Abbott said the record number of new cases is due to more testing. Hospitalizations – a metric not linked to increased testing – also hit a record high. But the state has nearly 15,000 hospital beds available, Abbott said.For the week ended June 14, testing increased over 30% but the positive rate held steady at 7%, a Reuters analysis showed.Texas tested 674 out of every 100,000 residents last week, while about half of the 50 states tested at least 1,000 out of every 100,000 residents. New York led the nation, testing 2,245 out of every 100,000 residents, according to the analysis.The top Texas health official, John Hellerstedt, said the increase was manageable but the situation could change.”The possibility that things could flare up again and produce a resurgence of COVID-19,” which would stress the state’s healthcare system “is still very real,” Hellerstedt said.’We are winning’Across the United States, 17 states saw new cases rise last week, according to a Reuters analysis.In Oklahoma, where President Donald Trump plans to hold an indoor campaign rally on Saturday, new cases rose 68%.Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday said officials were considering other, possibly outdoor, venues for the Tulsa event. The virus spreads far more efficiently in enclosed spaces.On Tuesday, Oklahoma health officials urged anyone attending the rally to get tested for the coronavirus before arriving and then to self-isolate following the event and get tested again. The health commissioner urged those over 65 or at higher risk of coronavirus-related complications to stay home.Pence pushed back against talk of a second wave of infections, citing increased testing.”In recent days, the media has taken to sounding the alarm bells over a ‘second wave’ of coronavirus infections. Such panic is overblown,” Pence wrote in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece. “We are winning the fight against the invisible enemy.”More than 2.1 million people have been infected with the coronavirus in the United States and over 116,000 have died from COVID-19, by far the most in the world. Topics :
It was reported that the Indonesian Maritime Security Agency (Bakamla) drove away a Chinese coast guard vessel from North Natuna waters on Saturday.The vessel, identified as Chinese coast guard ship 5204, was detected by Bakamla patrol ship KN Nipah 321 through an automatic identification system at around 10:00 a.m. local time on Saturday.In a statement on Sunday, Bakamla reported that the crew of the Chinese vessel had insisted they had the right to patrol the so-called nine-dash line – a boundary denoting China’s territorial claim to the South China Sea based on what it claims are traditional fishing grounds. One of the nine dashes slices through waters north of the Natuna Islands.Natuna Legislative Council (DPRD) speaker Andes Putra said on Monday that the presence of foreign vessels in the region’s waters was not a surprise to locals.“Every week, we receive reports from residents regarding the unauthorized activity of foreign fishing vessels,” Andes said.“We have relayed the information to the TNI AL [Indonesian Navy] and other related [departments], but it has yet to reduce the number of foreign vessels [entering the region].”Topics : Indonesia has reasserted its sovereignty in talks with the Chinese government in light of the controversy surrounding the unauthorized deployment of a Chinese coast guard vessel into Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the North Natuna Sea off Riau Islands province.The Foreign Ministry said the government had discussed the issue with the Chinese deputy ambassador to Indonesia in Jakarta on Sunday in the hopes of clarifying the intent behind China’s deployment of its coast guard vessel.“The ministry emphasized that […] Indonesia’s ZEE does not overlap with Chinese waters and [the government] therefore rejects China’s nine-dash line claim because it contradicts the 1982 UNCLOS [United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea],” Monday’s statement said.
18 Nagel Avenue MiamiSTYLED by a reality TV star from popular renovation series The Block, this Miami home was built to take everything three kids could throw at it.Homeowners Nathan and Renee Brookes have created the ultimate beachside sanctuary with the help of architect John Campbell and their friend, The Block 2014 contestant, Carlene Duffy.18 Nagel Avenue MiamiAs the couple’s third beachside build, they were looking for a “bulletproof” home to accommodate their three children.“We were previously living in Seagull Ave and we had just built a new beachside home there, but we were looking to move onto another project,” Mr Brookes said.“We got Carlene on board and she helped us make some really strong decisions with colours and features.18 Nagel Avenue Miami“Designing beach houses has become a big hobby for Renee and I but now that we have kids we are using materials that are a bit more hardy.”The home has polished concrete floors and an open floor plan which flows into a children’s retreat.The family has been living in the home for a year, with the concrete floors proving to be a good decision.18 Nagel Ave MiamiMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North9 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“The kids come home from the beach covered in sand and it doesn’t matter because nothing gets ruined,” Mr Brookes said.The design has a seamless flow to the outdoors while striking tropical wallpaper, timber finishes and light-filled spaces combine to create a casual chic space.18 Nagel Avenue MiamiA double-story entry door opens to a foyer with a dramatic void.“There are interesting curves throughout the house and our architect John Campbell was responsible for that,” Mr Brookes said.18 Nagel Avenue Miami“The privacy makes this house one of the best we have lived in, there are no neighbours to the back and the home feels a lot bigger than what it is.”The family now plans to move onto their fourth beach house project.18 Nagel Avenue Miami4 3 3Features: Plunge pool, wine cellar and voidAgent: Ron London, London Estate Agents Mermaid BeachPrice: Offers over $2 millionInspections: By appointment
Fox News 6 December 2013A Colorado judge says a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs, a ruling that a civil rights group hailed as a victory for gay rights.Administrative Law Judge Robert N. Spencer ruled Friday that Jack Phillips, the owner of the Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver, will face fines if he continues to turn away gay couples who want to buy wedding cakes.“The undisputed facts show that Respondents (Phillips) discriminated against Complainants because of their sexual orientation by refusing to sell them a wedding cake for their same-sex marriage,” Spencer wrote.Last year, David Mullins and Charlie Craig visited the Masterpiece Cakeshop to order a cake for their upcoming wedding reception. The couple had planned to marry in Massachusetts and hold a reception in Colorado.Phillips told the men that he could not bake their cake because of his religious beliefs opposing same-sex marriage. He offered to make them any other baked item, but not a wedding cake. The couple immediately left the shop and later filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Division.http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/12/06/judge-orders-baker-to-serve-gay-couples-despite-his-religious-beliefs/