Isle Of Man Real Estate – MHKS http://mhks.org/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 12:13:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://mhks.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/mhks-icon-150x150.png Isle Of Man Real Estate – MHKS http://mhks.org/ 32 32 Queen Latifah’s housing development company to build homes in her hometown https://mhks.org/queen-latifahs-housing-development-company-to-build-homes-in-her-hometown/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 12:13:34 +0000 https://mhks.org/queen-latifahs-housing-development-company-to-build-homes-in-her-hometown/

There’s a reason we call her Queen – she always watches over her people.

News 12 recently reported that the artist and tycoon has struck a new deal to create new homes in Newark, NJ through his real estate development company, Blue Sugar Corporation.

“For me, Newark is ours. Newark is yours. And I don’t want people to think they can’t live in their own communities,” she said in an interview with News 12.

Backed by Latifah since 2019, Blue Sugar Corporation since 2019, the company has partnered with New Jersey developer GonSosa Development to spearhead an affordable housing project, which tops out at $14 million.

“The project includes 20 three-family townhouses and a three-story mixed-use building with 16 additional units,” NJ.com reported at the time. “Plans for the building include a fitness center and 1,900 square feet of retail space that will be leased to nonprofit organizations. The 60-unit townhouses will be at market price; the 16-unit building will be affordable.

Blue Sugar recently joined Rise Living’s development for the new mixed-use housing project with the goal of bringing beautiful homes to those who need them most.

New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver described the project as a “game changer”, while Newark Mayor Ras Baraka believes it will serve as a “pivot” for development in the region.

“I grew up here. I grew up playing in Westside Park, a block away. I grew up learning here. I had a lot of family that lived here,” Latifah said.

She added, “I think it inspires everyone to feel more pride in our neighborhoods,” talking about the new project.

According to Afrotech, the partnership with two other companies is expected to bring a total of 76 townhouse units and 1,900 square feet of space for a non-profit organization to Springfield Avenue near 19th Avenue South 16th Street. and 17th Street South.

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Region’s thriving real estate industry celebrated with awards | North West Real Estate News https://mhks.org/regions-thriving-real-estate-industry-celebrated-with-awards-north-west-real-estate-news/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 06:37:16 +0000 https://mhks.org/regions-thriving-real-estate-industry-celebrated-with-awards-north-west-real-estate-news/



World-class projects and landmark deals have been recognized at the Liverpool City Region Property Awards 2022 alongside the companies that have delivered them. Held at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool last night, the event was hosted by comedian Hal Cruttenden and featured the Future Ambition Award which was voted on by the area’s property community. The awards were sponsored by Liverpool Place Partnership, Pegasus Group, Russell WBHO and Telcom.

Workplace Layout of the Year
Winner: The Spine, Paddington Village (RCP, Sciontec, Overbury, CBRE, AHR, Liverpool City Council)
The judges said The Spine sets the benchmark for what is expected of modern workplaces.
Pre-selected:
Buildings in India (Falconer Chester Hall, LGIM, HMRC, Overbury Plc, Turner & Townsend, TFT Consultants, Curtins, Crookes Walker, Ryder, Ward Robinson)
Duke and Parr (CERT Property, Workspace Design and Construction, Sheila Bird Studio, Elevate Architects)

Development of the year
Sponsored by Telcom
Winner:
Buildings in India (Falconer Chester Hall, LGIM, HMRC, Overbury Plc, Turner & Townsend, TFT Consultants, Curtins, Crookes Walker, Ryder, Ward Robinson)
The scale and ambition to bring one of Liverpool’s most iconic buildings back into use impressed the judges and reinforces the commercial district as a place to work.
Strongly recommended: Moda, The Lexington (Moda Living, Falconer Chester Hall, BCEGI, Apache Capital, Harrison Street, NFU Mutual)
Selected:
Violet Project, Sci-Tech Daresbury (Langtree, Halton Borough Council, STFC, Chrysalis, LCR Urban Development Fund, Willmott Dixon, Seven Architecture)
The Approach, Edge Lane, Liverpool (Torus, Vistry Partnerships NW)

Developer of the year
Sponsored by Pegasus Group
Winner: Langtree
The judges admired Langtree’s emphasis on collaboration, his perseverance and his commitment to job creation, productivity, physical regeneration and social engagement. Its projects in St Helens and Halton are part of the regional strategy promoted by the metro mayor.
Selected:
Peel L&P
Urban splash
Sciontec developments

Real estate offer of the year
Sponsored by Russell WBHO
Winner: Glass Futures Center of Excellence Forward Sale (Network Space, B8, St Helens Council, Gateley, Standard Life Property Income Trust/abrn, CBRE, Addleshaw Goddard)
A complex and intricate deal that involved financing, leasing and subletting with parties such as local authority, regional and national government, private developer, innovative startup and institutional investor. The judges called it “inspiring and thrilling” and a deal meant to bring a world first to the city area.
Selected:
PIC £130m investment in Wirral Waters One (Peel L&P, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council, PIC)
Acquisition by Kinrise of the Martins Bank building
Pre-let in Valley Birkenhead at Balfour Beatty (Glenbrook, LM6, Legat Owen, Knight Frank, AEW Architects, Yarrow)
Hire at the Center for Process Innovation at Liverpool Science Park
Rental at Albert Schloss on Bold Street (Sixteen Real Estate, Antenor, Mission Mars)

Future Ambition Award
Sponsored by Liverpool Place Partnership
Winner: Hemisphere
Liverpool’s first net-zero carbon operational building, the proposed £35m building will feature 116,000 square feet of Grade A office space for health, education, science and technology occupants . Voters said ‘Hemisphere will be a game-changer for Liverpool’ and ‘draw business and jobs to the area’. One said that “Hemisphere will play a huge role in encouraging the move to net zero in the Liverpool City area”. The Future Ambition Award is for a program or development that, although not completed in 2022, has achieved a significant milestone during the qualifying period.
Selected:
Martins Bank, Liverpool
Everton Stadium, Bramley-Moore Quay
Birkenhead 2040
Isle of Man Ferry Terminal
Waterfront Transformation Project
Startup regeneration
Halsnead Garden Village and Cronton Colliery Regeneration

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Isle of Man TT: the deadliest race in the world https://mhks.org/isle-of-man-tt-the-deadliest-race-in-the-world/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 17:56:19 +0000 https://mhks.org/isle-of-man-tt-the-deadliest-race-in-the-world/

The Isle of Man TT, the deadliest race in the world, returned this weekend after two back-to-back COVID cancellations. Unfortunately, so do the dead.

Driving the news: Five competitors died in this year’s event, the second largest ever behind 1970 (six). Among them were Roger and Bradley Stockton, a father-son duo from England. Bradley was only 21 years old.

  • There are calls for the race to be banned, but competitors say they know the risks – and even the families of the deceased want it to continue.
  • The family of Mark Purslow, a 29-year-old man who died at the weekend, said they take comfort in knowing that “if he had to go, it would be as he wanted and he would smile”.

The big picture: A total of 265 competitors have died racing the island’s infamous 37.7-mile mountain course since the TT’s debut in 1907.

  • The race lost its world championship status in 1976 after a particularly large death toll (20 from 1970 to 1975), but the participants’ love for the event has kept it going 50 years later.
  • Another key to his survival is the economic boost he provides to the small island nation. 46,000 visitors spent $46 million on the 2019 event, about a third of the country’s annual tourism revenue.
Screenshot: Google Maps

How it works: This year’s event featured eight races in six different vehicle categories: five single-rider motorcycles and one with a passenger in a sidecar.

  • The format for all races is time trial, with each competitor’s start staggered by approximately 10 seconds. Schools are closed during race week and Senior TT Day is a public holiday.
  • Prize money is paid based on how well you complete each lap, with more money awarded later in the race. If you win all six rounds of the most prestigious race, the Senior TT, you get $22,000.

Between the lines: Many motorcycle races feature riders at speeds that rival the 200mph competitors can reach at the Isle of Man TT. So why is this one so much deadlier?

  • The main reason is the course itself, which is not specifically designed for high-speed motorcycle racing.
  • It’s a 38-mile circuit through the mountains filled with blind turns on tree-lined roads and stone walls, leaving little room for error.

The bottom line: “The concept of mortality underlies everything here,” according to the NYT. “It gives the race its prestige, opens it up to criticism, makes it exhilarating, makes it terrifying. It puts the island on the map.”

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Breaking News: World’s Greatest Surfing Attraction Kelly Slater Drops El Salvador Pro Hours Before Contest Starts Due To Injury! https://mhks.org/breaking-news-worlds-greatest-surfing-attraction-kelly-slater-drops-el-salvador-pro-hours-before-contest-starts-due-to-injury/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 22:14:52 +0000 https://mhks.org/breaking-news-worlds-greatest-surfing-attraction-kelly-slater-drops-el-salvador-pro-hours-before-contest-starts-due-to-injury/

Hi all Saint Mick.

Isn’t a living surfer, pro or not, who has emerged from the chrysalis of his boozy twenties, brainless and spineless, and transformed into such a soulful butterfly like three-time world champion Mick Fanning.

Fanning, who turns 42 on Monday and grew up in Tweed Heads, where life on a boring barstool for girls working in taps is pretty much all you can aspire to, has become the most great philanthropist of surfing.

During ‘once in a thousand’ floods on the New South Wales north coast, about an hour south of Mick’s Seal on the Gold Coast, he spent days on his jetski evacuating the wretched from their aquatic prisons.

And, now, Mick is auctioning off a five-day vacation at his Hamptons-themed three-story home on an eleven-thousand-square-foot beachfront lot in Bilinga, directly across from Coolangatta Airport, for raise funds for flood victims. .

Mick paid $3.25 million for the block in 2011 and built the three-level home, with an elevator, two years later.

It’s the same place, you’ll remember, a mysterious Venetian blonde landed a few years ago.

Sarah Foote, thirty-nine years old from Ballina, “an obsessed mother”was charged with following Fanning between January 29 and February 4, the burglary allegedly occurred on February 2.

Foote was accused of sending four letters (“Rapid handwritten letters with accusations of pedophilia, declarations of love for Fanning and thoughts of wanting to kill him”), three by post, one delivered personally.

Each included hand-drawn love hearts, a self-portrait of Ms Foote and one contained a beaded bracelet.

The extracts were chilling.

“I want to kill you sometimes…to end our occasional miserable bullshit…I wouldn’t want to end our best times though.” Because I have so much love for you and would love to see what’s in store for us in the future.

“You really are a strange man.”

“What’s wrong with you? Or for that matter, what’s wrong with you?

“I can be a real bitch.”

“The places I loved have always been marred by murder.”

“I smelled a murdered corpse in Rockhampton. She was very stinky, worse than any road kill I’ve ever smelled.

“I met a child killer, she suffocated her baby. He only spent a year in a mental hospital, then was only released to murder another child.

“IDK when we reincarnate together in this world.”

Anyway, Mick doesn’t live there anymore, he bought a little joint on the beach with his own skate ramp, “a three million dollar masterpiece”, but offer enough money and you could legally own the old place for five days.

Currently, the highest bid is $16,044, the auction portion of the Mick Fanning Charity Golf Tournament, which will be held on June 10. Steph has a board in there and former world number one tennis ace Ash Barty gives a signed racquet.

A local real estate agent, Mishy Canning, also involved in the philanthropy game, says Fanning has been a hero over the past few months.

“He was out there in the community and was on the water meeting everyone and was really affected by their stories,” Canning said. “When you’re on the pitch and you see how people are affected, it’s quite emotionally daunting. He (Mick Fanning) and his wife have worked tirelessly to raise funds for the families.

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DOJ Announces First Targets of Task Force KleptoCapture, Elite Anti-Money Laundering Initiative Created to Stop Russian Oligarchs and Their Co-Conspirators in the International ‘Invisible Economy’ | Cranfill Sumner LLP https://mhks.org/doj-announces-first-targets-of-task-force-kleptocapture-elite-anti-money-laundering-initiative-created-to-stop-russian-oligarchs-and-their-co-conspirators-in-the-international-invisible-economy/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 17:47:02 +0000 https://mhks.org/doj-announces-first-targets-of-task-force-kleptocapture-elite-anti-money-laundering-initiative-created-to-stop-russian-oligarchs-and-their-co-conspirators-in-the-international-invisible-economy/ [co-author: Christian Smith-Bishop – clerk]

At the end of May, a court in Fiji, a Pacific island state, upheld on appeal[1] the detention of the 348 feet Amedee, which is believed to be owned by Russian oligarch Suleiman Kerimov, whose wealth comes largely from his 76% stake in Russia’s largest gold producer, Polyus. The US Treasury sanctioned Kerimov in 2018 for alleged money laundering related to the purchase of French villas. The EU sanctioned it earlier this year, and the Fijian seizure came at the recent request of US authorities operating under the DOJ’s new KleptoCapture Task Force, a calibrated law enforcement initiative announced by the Attorney General. Merrick Garland in March 2022 in an effort to curb Vladimir Putin’s warmongering ground invasion of Ukraine and Eastern Europe.

This high seas legal drama orchestrated far beyond the enclaves of a US federal court underscores both the global reach of kleptocratic money laundering and the challenges facing the KleptoCapture task force. Operated by the Office of the Deputy Attorney General and led by former New York Federal Attorney Andrew Adams,[2] Task Force KleptoCapture has already successfully projected the force of US law against wealthy and influential people like Kerimov, who otherwise avoid US sanctions by staying abroad. Formed specifically to target sanctions evasion, Task Force KleptoCapture’s distinctive makeup and mission is tailor-made to exert pressure on those who actively or through their “criminal”.[] quiet[ce]” allow war in Ukraine.[3] Distinct from the existing U.S. Department of Justice Money Laundering and Asset Recovery (“MLARS”) section, KleptoCapture’s narrower focus on sanctions evasion falls outside of MLARS and is likely to promote greater agility and short-term results, including the erosion of material and moral support. for Putin’s aggression.[4]

International victory for Task Force KleptoCapture in the Amedee case foreshadows the future landscape of litigation. A key question was whether Kerimov actually possessed the Amedee. As Forbes reports, the vessel’s registered owner is an Isle of Man-based company whose registered owner is actually Eduard Khudainatov, the former CEO of Russian oil giant Rosneft. Khudainatov is a close ally of Igor Sechin, an ally of Putin’s secretary in St. Petersburg in the early 1990s. Khudainatov is also linked to the 460ft Scherazade– one of the world’s largest private yachts worth an estimated $700 million – which is under investigation by Italian authorities. Ultimately, the US government’s assertion, as expressed in its mandate[5]- that it was extremely unlikely that Khudainatov had the resources to own and maintain “more than a billion dollars worth of luxury yachts”, convinced the Fijian appeals court. In the Amedee case, this matter will be reconsidered at least one more time: Khudaintov’s company lawyer has obtained a stay of the judgment of the Court of Appeals pending a review by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Fiji.[6]

But the case illustrates the frustrating and opaque web of corporate ownership that hampers US and European prosecutors investigating sanctioned Russian oligarchs and their co-conspirators aiding Putin’s war effort. The Russian president has deployed a global empire of money laundering emissaries since the early 1990s, when Putin began using his developed KGB skills by funding and carrying out illegal international missions against the West in the late 1990s. of the Cold War to liquidate the coffers of the Soviet state which had been under Soviet control with an iron fist for more than seventy years. Thirty years later, intelligence officials estimate that Putin’s global control over offshore cash and assets amounts to hundreds of billions of dollars, shifted and used strategically to fund his initiatives to antagonize the West.

Major data leaks and large-scale media projects such as the 2016 Panama Papers have cast a major spotlight on these syndicates and their methods, which the world’s most rogue regimes like Venezuela and Iran employ to hide personal wealth and prevent the confiscation of ill-gotten gains by prosecutors. Earlier this year, an anonymous leaker released documents revealing 30,000 Credit Suisse clients. And, unsurprisingly, the list included oligarchs, corrupt government officials and drug traffickers.[7] Following this revelation, in March, shortly after President Joe Biden announced his intention to prosecute those who profit from breaking US law in his State of the Union address.[8]— A letter from Credit Suisse urging its investors to destroy documents relating to loans secured by “jets, yachts, real estate and/or financial assets” has been sent to media around the world.[9] Swiss banks have long been scrutinized for enabling questionable, even immoral conduct, and the revelations here are not so much newsworthy for outlining the standard oligarch’s playbook, but rather for investors’ willingness to deliberately shed light on the traditionally tightly sealed operations of Swiss banks. .

To match the evolution of the sanctions avoidance playbook, the KleptoCapture Task Force will also focus on cryptocurrency. Obfuscating transactions using the anonymity offered by the underlying cryptocurrency technology to funnel crypto assets through multiple accounts with chain peeling tactics are no guarantee against discovery. The June 2021 FBI recovery of the Colonial Pipeline ransom[10] and its recovery in February 2022 of billions of stolen cryptocurrencies[11] amply demonstrate that cryptocurrency transactions can be traced and the wrongdoers caught.[12] Attorney General Merrick Garland’s promise to use the most sophisticated technologies should be a warning to those who avoid penalties.[13]

It will be in the weeks and months to come that the continued effectiveness of Task Force KleptoCapture will be tested. It must deal with the legal and logistical hurdles of foreign crime, namely, establishing ownership of property and assets, researching and establishing crime, and seizing and executing mutual legal assistance treaty requests. But one thing is certain: the formation of this task force and its victory in the Fiji Court of Appeal was a warning shot across the way, figuratively, if not literally.


[1] https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/us-wins-second-round-in-court-battle-for-russian-yacht-amadea

[2] https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/05/politics/doj-kleptocapture-task-force-russian-assets-putin-oligarchs/index.html

[3] Identifier.

[4] https://news.bloomberglaw.com/us-law-week/russian-oligarch-task-force-limits-role-of-existing-doj-unit

[5] https://sports.yahoo.com/fbi-reportedly-linked-300-million-135741710.html

[6] https://www.fijivillage.com/feature/Supreme-Court-orders-a-further-interim-stay-of-Russian-superyacht-Amadea-r4f5x8/

[7] https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/business/credit-suisse-asks-investors-to-destroy-documents-linked-to-oligarch-yacht-loans/47393822

[8] https://web.archive.org/web/20220326153653/https://www.whitehouse.gov/state-of-the-union-2022/

[9] Identifier.

[10] https://www.thomsonreuters.com/en-us/posts/investigation-fraud-and-risk/colonial-pipeline-ransom-funds/

[11] https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/1470186/download?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

[12] https://www.isaca.org/resources/news-and-trends/isaca-now-blog/2021/did-the-fbi-hack-bitcoin-deconstructing-the-colonial-pipeline-ransom

[13] https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/attorney-general-merrick-b-garland-announces-launch-task-force-kleptocapture

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June 2022 issue – richmondmagazine.com https://mhks.org/june-2022-issue-richmondmagazine-com/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://mhks.org/june-2022-issue-richmondmagazine-com/

In this problem

68 / wild in the city From the Manchester Climbing Wall to Belle Isle, the Pipeline Promenade and miles of walking and cycling trails, the James River Park System offers a myriad of top-notch outdoor recreation opportunities right in the heart of from the city. This photographic report explores the many facets of one of the region’s greatest assets. Photos of Caroline Martin

78 / Real Estate Guide 2022 Homes selling for hundreds of thousands of dollars above asking price and offers made invisible without inspection – the Richmond real estate rumors are true. We explore the hyper-competitive local real estate market, what is driving demand and how you can prepare to compete. Plus, our third annual list of referred real estate agents. By Scott Bass, Paula Peters Chambers, Erica Jackson Curran and Laura Anders Lee

IN THE FRONT

22 / From the editor

LOCAL

30 / Technology Researchers deploy drones to uncover graves at East End Cemetery.

30 / Law enforcement VCU launches program to assess campus police encounters.

32 / Development City planners are gathering feedback on the Jackson Ward Reconnection Project.

36 / my catch The joys – and self-discovery – of gender-creative parenting By Bethany Frazier

38 / Backtrack Richmond’s first family of art dealers worked small but with big ideas. By Harry Kollatz Jr.

112 / Farewell shot Students at William Fox Elementary move into their temporary home.

CULTURE & LEISURE

44 / Diary Method Man and Redman at Brown’s Island, a Juneteenth Celebration at Hardywood, Amtrak stops at CMOR, “Bonnie and Claire” at Hanover Tavern, and comedian Kevin Nealon at Funny Bone

47 / Questions and answers Heather Waters of the Richmond International Film Festival

48 / Projector Singer Beabadoobee may not like the name she’s made for herself, but she’s making her mark.

LIVING

54 / Shop There’s a surprise in every box of Book Brigade.

56 / Try that Get out on the ballroom dance floor

58 / Health Wastewater monitoring for COVID-19 trends

62 / Travel Take a road trip to Roanoke.

64 / Family There are cringe-worthy moments behind all those family smiles on social media. By Elizabeth Becker

EAT DRINK

100 / Profile Lakay Zaz offers a taste of Haiti.

102 / Ingredient Mango

104 / Projector Mike Lindsey, chef and co-owner of Lillie Pearl, Buttermilk & Honey, and more

106 / Questions and answers An unassuming Henrico restaurant houses an authentic shawarma.

106 / Open tab Grill in the summer.


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Queen’s Jubilee: Does city status benefit cities like Milton Keynes? https://mhks.org/queens-jubilee-does-city-status-benefit-cities-like-milton-keynes/ Tue, 31 May 2022 12:39:36 +0000 https://mhks.org/queens-jubilee-does-city-status-benefit-cities-like-milton-keynes/

Happiness was on the cusp of being alive, but being from Milton Keynes was truly paradise.

On Friday May 20, residents of Buckinghamshire’s new town – home of roundabouts, concrete cows and thousands of jokes about how at least yoghurt has culture – woke up to find that they lived in a widely ridiculed town.

They would now live in a widely ridiculed town.

Milton Keynes is one of eight towns to be granted city status to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Others include Doncaster and Colchester (Essex’s third new town in a decade and second in just a few months); Dunfermline in Scotland; Wrexham in North Wales; and Bangor in Northern Ireland (not to be confused with the other Bangor, in Wales, which was already a city, confusingly).

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To complete the list, Douglas, the capital of the Isle of Man, and Stanley, in the Falklands. Neither is technically in the UK, and the latter holds fewer people than a reasonably sized housing estate, but we are where we are.

Thirty other towns have been left to lick their wounds, including some pretty big places, such as Middlesbrough, Bournemouth and Reading, which have hilariously been voted out four times, suggesting someone in Whitehall is pursuing a vendetta particular. (There were reportedly 31, except the resort town of Marazion was forced out of the contest after it was revealed no one had sought Cornwall County Council’s advice on the matter.)

This is, of course, a blow to the local pride of these 30 cities. Whether it matters beyond that, however, is an open question.

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The construction boom changes the street of Fort Lauderdale https://mhks.org/the-construction-boom-changes-the-street-of-fort-lauderdale/ Sat, 28 May 2022 13:03:17 +0000 https://mhks.org/the-construction-boom-changes-the-street-of-fort-lauderdale/

FORT LAUDERDALE — It almost sounds like a Hollywood script: an unexpected star goes from honky-tonk to upscale, from shabby to chic, from affordable to expensive.

We’re talking about Hendricks Isle, the longest finger island of Fort Lauderdale’s famous Las Olas Islands, just east of downtown. If you haven’t ventured to this rising island in a moment, your head might spin seeing all the whimsical new buildings that have sprung up over the past decade.

Boutique condos and million-plus townhouses quickly replaced the cheap one-story family apartments built in the 1940s and 1950s. But critics say Hendricks is taking on a crowded, almost claustrophobic, as developers lean into every square inch they can, all to maximize profits in a booming market.

The street has a strict height limit of 55 feet which has so far been adhered to. But in many cases, developers are asking for — and getting — what city officials call “side yard modifications” that allow them to build much closer to the property line.

Side yard setbacks are based on building height. But the Fort Lauderdale code allows developers to request extreme reductions in recoil, down to zero.

Debby Eisinger, president of the Hendricks Isle/Isle of Venice Neighborhood Association, says the neighborhood welcomes new growth and development, but would rather not see a wall of five-story condos lining Hendricks.

“We’re not New York,” Eisinger said. “We are in South Florida. We live on a stream. When you walk around the block you want to be able to see the water. We don’t want a fortress [blocking the view].”

Concerned owners found a sympathetic ear in commissioner Steve Glassman.

“There’s a fear it’s starting to look like a wall of buildings,” Glassman said of the ongoing transformation on Hendricks Isle. “There just isn’t enough space between the buildings. We create a street of walls. We need air and light and a view of the water. You cannot have a wall running the length of the island. It’s too overwhelming.

Glassman, who represents the neighborhood, recently put the brakes on Lumiere, a five-story mid-rise building with seven condos slated to rise at 500 Hendricks Isle.

The developer purchased the property for $2.4 million in August 2020 and wants to increase the setback on each side of the building from 27.5 feet to 12.5 feet. He plans to demolish a shabby two-story structure built in 1948 to make way for Lumière.

Neighbors say they welcome the incoming project, but fear it will be too big for the 100ft lot and not leave enough breathing space for buildings to the north and south.

Ellyn Bogdanoff, an attorney representing residents who live in a nearby condo, says her clients fiercely oppose Lumiere’s request for a side yard setback.

“They’re asking for a 30-foot modification,” she said. “It’s huge. It’s a 100 foot pitch. For me, a modification is when you need a little wiggle room here and there. That’s not what it’s about. It’s about buying a 100-foot lot and trying to get as much concrete on it as you can.

Andrew Schein, attorney for the developer of Lumiere, argues that the design is compatible with the neighborhood. Several developers on Hendricks Isle have made similar requests over the years without any issues, he noted.

The Fort Lauderdale Planning and Zoning Board approved Project Lumiere in April, with setbacks and all.

He would have been well on his way to innovating without Glassman.

In mid-May, Glassman delayed the process by asking the commission to be given the opportunity to vote on the project.

The vote is set for June 21.

“Where do you draw the line? Glassman asked. “The side setback required is 27.5 feet and they were asking for 12.5 feet [on each side]. These side yard modifications have been consistently granted over the years. It was a model. They don’t usually come to the committee for a vote. That’s why I called this one.

The building boom transforming Hendricks Isle has really taken off over the past decade – and it’s not over yet.

“There are still a few older apartment buildings left and those are the ones developers are picking up one by one,” says Bobbi Ocean, a Fort Lauderdale real estate agent who lives downtown. “It was always a bit messy on Hendricks Island, like the good old days of Fort Lauderdale honky-tonks. It’s now a boutique street, almost like it’s reborn. It really is a rebirth. »

One reason for the rise: Hendricks and neighboring Venice Island, where a similar building boom is underway, are the only two streets in the mansion-lined neighborhood of Las Olas Isles that allow apartments and condos .

Most of the buildings on Hendricks Island seem clustered together without too much space between them, even the older ones. But these older buildings are only one story, or in some cases two, and were built before the 1997 code went into effect, requiring more space between buildings.

Those who live on Hendricks say the smaller buildings aren’t nearly as overwhelming as seeing condo after tight condo.

A tiered wedding cake design would help make new buildings under construction, including Lumière, less bulky, critics say. But Lumiere doesn’t call for a tiered design, which would reduce unit size as well as developer profits.

A walk around the neighborhood revealed that only one of the tallest buildings on Hendricks Island had a tiered wedding cake design.

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The mix of older and newer buildings is fairly even at this point, with 24 newcomers sitting next to 30 older properties awaiting redevelopment.

But the new buildings will soon outnumber the old ones.

A few are under construction. One property has a ‘For Sale’ sign out front. And a few buildings have been sold and have signs indicating what’s coming: Two more five-story condos.

A lot at Hendricks Point sits empty, waiting for crews to begin work on the ViewPointe Hendricks project.

It’s time for the mayor and commission to decide what kind of look they want for Hendricks Isle and its sister street to the east, Venice Island, Glassman says.

“It’s expensive townhouses and condos on these two islands,” Glassman said. “We are no longer dealing with mum and dad. The aesthetics of these islands have changed dramatically over the past decade, but there is still a lot of development to be done. For me, it’s really about looking to the future of these islands.

Susannah Bryan can be reached at sbryan@sunsentinel.com or on Twitter @Susannah_Bryan

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Trademarks in the Metaverse – Trademark https://mhks.org/trademarks-in-the-metaverse-trademark/ Fri, 27 May 2022 12:14:12 +0000 https://mhks.org/trademarks-in-the-metaverse-trademark/

World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated on April 26 and, this year, with the theme chosen by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO): “IP and Youth: Innovating for a Better Future”. The relationship between young people and intellectual property has at least two directions. In a sense, young people are innovating and gaining protection through intellectual property. In another, young people are the main recipients of innovations protected by intellectual property. It is mainly in this sense of relationship that the subtheme of marks in the metaverse is located.

What is the Metaverse?

The coining of the term “metaverse” is generally credited to Neal Stephenson, who may have first used it in his science fiction novel Snow Crash, and the result of mixing the words “meta” and “universe” . It is the metaverse, a universe that is beyond something. This something is the non-digital world, therefore this universe is digital.

But if the metaverse was any digital space, all digital spaces would be covered by the concept, including any messaging service or online store. If the metaverse is a universe, then it has the ability to replace the other universe, the non-digital one. Therefore, the metaverse must be considered as a digital space in which it is possible to practice all (or almost) the activities that it is possible to practice in the non-digital universe. The metaverse, with this definition, does not yet exist. However, the near realities already do this.

The main examples are virtual realities such as Second Life, in which the user can do various activities, through their representation, the avatar. In this virtual reality, it is for example possible to buy, among other digital goods, animals, art, vehicles and clothing for the avatar.

Virtual real estate is also now a reality. In 2021, the value of digital land purchases, in places like Sandbox, Decentraland, Cryptovoxels and Somnium, exceeded US$500 million, and many of these buyers engaged architectural services to build their virtual properties and purchased furniture and digital artwork to decorate it.

Other examples of approaches to the metaverse, where the greatest number of users are mostly young, are games like World of Warcraft, Fortnite, and Roblox. Together, these virtual spaces currently have around 450 million users. If they were a country, they would be the third in the world in terms of population. Given this fact and since it is possible to sell goods and provide services in these digital spaces, many entities are interested in exercising their freedom of economic initiative in these spaces. To do this, entities needed signs that allowed consumers to distinguish their products and services from those of other entities. In other words, these entities must use brands.

Marks in the “metaverse”

The use of trademarks in these digital spaces leads to new legal situations. How can an entity protect its brand in these spaces? Can an entity that already holds a trademark registration use it, without risk, in these spaces, and can it prevent third parties from using it? The answer to these and other questions results from existing legislation, including the terms and conditions that users agree to when using these platforms and which may, in time, provide their own mechanisms to act against infringements. .

The answer to the first question, in Portugal and in most countries of the European Union, is clear. Any entity that intends to have an exclusive right to use a certain mark must register it, since the right to a mark, in these jurisdictions, results from registration. The law is applicable to all of the aforementioned approaches to the metaverse, as it is to any digital space. While it is illegal to sell products with another entity’s trademark in an online store, so is selling those products in any virtual reality.

It is also a question of whether an entity that already holds a trademark registration will be able to use it, without risk, in these spaces, and whether it will be able to prevent third parties from using it. For example, will a trademark registered to identify clothing be protected against its use by users of these spaces to identify virtual clothing? The answer, in principle, is negative. The trademark right resulting from the registration is limited to the goods and services covered by the registration and similar. If a trademark is registered for clothing, its protection should not cover virtual clothing, which is not clothing or a similar product, but a digital good. However, the answer may be different if the mark in question has the legal status of a renowned mark. For these marks, the law provides that their protection is not limited to the goods and services covered by the registration, and the owner may prevent their use in connection with other goods and services, provided that with their use, the third party seeks to take unfair advantage of the distinctive character or reputation of the mark or could harm them.

The owner of a trademark without notoriety status, like the vast majority, intending to exploit it in these new spaces, must obtain a new registration relating to digital goods or services.

It is already happening. The American NIKE, although being a brand with well-known status, and therefore having less need to do so, intending to sell virtual products, filed, last year, the registration of several NIKE trademarks to identify, among other , “virtual downloadable goods” products, namely, computer programs featuring footwear, clothing, headwear, eyewear, bags, gym bags, backpacks, athletic equipment, artwork ‘art, toys and accessories for use online and in online virtual worlds’ and the services ‘Retail store services relating to goods, namely shoes, clothing, headgear, eyeglasses, sports bags, handbags spine, sports equipment, art, toys and accessories for online use. Nike also sought registration from NIKELAND to identify, among other things, “virtual reality and interactive game services provided online from a global computer network and through various wireless networks and electronic devices”, which are currently used to identify sports and virtual games. space in the aforementioned Roblox game.

The future

The growth of these realities that are approximations of the metaverse, over the past two years, will have been driven by the pandemic. If physical spaces were limited, virtual spaces benefited. However, economic agents must take precautions and properly protect their brands when obtaining registrations for virtual goods and services. Despite the end of the pandemic, the trend should be for the continued growth of virtual spaces. In the last year, among others, in addition to Nike, Hyundai and Gucci were also present in Roblox and several technology companies have invested in areas related to the metaverse, such as Facebook, which is now, because of this, Meta.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide on the subject. Specialist advice should be sought regarding your particular situation.

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🌱 I-5 closure near Oceanside + Maverick visits Top Gun House https://mhks.org/%f0%9f%8c%b1-i-5-closure-near-oceanside-maverick-visits-top-gun-house/ Tue, 24 May 2022 02:50:00 +0000 https://mhks.org/%f0%9f%8c%b1-i-5-closure-near-oceanside-maverick-visits-top-gun-house/

Good morning! Here’s your new edition of the Oceanside-Camp Pendleton Daily, with all the local news you need to know right now.


First, today’s weather forecast:

Rather sunny and pleasant. High: 70 Low: 59.


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Here are today’s top five stories at Oceanside-Camp Pendleton:

  1. KOCT recently interviewed each of the candidates vying for the 49th congressional district for the 2022 edition of the North County Roundtable with hosts Kent Davy and Alison St John. In this fourth episode, host Kent Davy interviews the 49th Congressional District Candidate Josiah O’Neill. (Oceanside-Camp Pendleton Patch)
  2. Oceanside has miles of beaches, an emerging craft beer scene, and an epic weekly food festival. If the word “suburb” conjures up images of gated communities with manicured lawns and a Costco close, but not close enough, Oceanside, California, that’s not it. San Diego’s northernmost suburb had, for years, been barely a speck on the road from Los Angeles to San Diego, with a downtown area that could politely be described as “disreputable.” (Thrillist)
  3. Maverick and Goose visit Oceanside’s Top Gun house. On Friday, May 27, the sequel to the movie Top Gun will finally be released. CBS 8 is celebrating the highly anticipated film with our very own Top Gun Week. In this Zevely Zone, Goose and Maverick visited the Top Gun House in Oceanside. (CBS News 8)
  4. A 62-year-old man killed last month in an accident on I-5 near Camp Pendleton has been identified as a resident of Los Angeles County, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office. Lonnie Maddox, who lived in Carson, was a passenger in a Jeep that crashed on northbound I-5 just north of the Oceanside city limits on April 25, according to the medical examiner’s office. (The San Diego Union-Tribune)
  5. the Oceanside Public Library hosts new photo exhibit by award-winning multimedia journalist and US Marine Corps veteran Amy Forsythe. The exhibit is based on his new book, “Heroes Live Here: A Tribute to Camp Pendleton Marines Since 9/11,” which chronicles the war memorials and tributes located at the sprawling northern San County military training facility. Diego. (EIN News)

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Today at Oceanside-Camp Pendleton:

  • Reform California – North County Veterans Association (6 p.m.)
  • DPAC/DELAC meeting – Oceanside High (6 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • City of Oceanside – Government“Warning for tonight: Crews will be closing ALL northbound I-5 lanes from Carlsbad Village Drive to SR 78 to temporarily relocate the overhead sign structure. #Oceanside” (Facebook)
  • Oceanside City Public Library: “Congratulations to our new Library Manager, CJ Di Mento! CJ served as Library Division Manager for several years, served as the Mission Branch Library Manager and oversaw its renovation. His work with awareness, programming and literacy i…” (Facebook )
  • City of Oceanside – Government: “Check out the progress. Measure X is funding the construction of the Oceanside Fire Department Training Tower on Jones Road. OFD will have state-of-the-art technology to train on realistic structural and rescue scenarios to continue …” (Facebook )
  • City of Oceanside Parks and Recreation: “We’ve added an additional Musical Theater and Dance Camp this summer! 🎭 Students will participate in fun drama games, get actors, learn acting lines and scenes, and a final dance routine from SING 2 d ‘Illumination to interpret the A.. ‘ (Facebook)
  • MCCS Camp Pendleton – Libraries: “Fake It or Bake It is back! And better than ever!!! If you’re a teen or tween looking to do something involving rivalry and baking, then this is the event for you! Sign up for the following link, if you wish to participate: https://…” (Facebook)
  • Oceanside Chamber of Commerce: “New Member Monday! Welcome to the Andaman Massage Institute at the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce! The Andaman Massage Institute is committed to preparing graduates for a career in the field of massage therapy by qualified teachers. Andaman Ins…” (Facebook)

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