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$99M is not enough: Pierce Brosnan lists Malibu manse at massive price

first_imgPierce Brosnan (Credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)Pierce Brosnan is hoping to pull off a feat more stunning than anything he did playing James Bond: Sell a 12,500-square-foot home for $100 million, or $8,000 per square foot.The home at 3118 Broad Beach Road in Malibu hit the market at $100 million. Compass’ Malibu specialist, Chris Cortazzo, has the listing.The five-bedroom, 14-bathroom house includes ocean views, a saltwater pool, movie theater, gym, and wine cellar. It sits on over an acre of land. Brosnan, and his wife, Keely Shaye, purchased the property in two separate purchases totaling 7.4 million in 2000 and developed the home, according to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the listing.Most of the Los Angeles mansions that have sold for $100 million or near that over the last two years — and there have been several — have involved much bigger properties. Two examples: Petra Ecclestone sold her 56,000-square-foot Spelling Manor in Beverly Hills for $120 million, while Lachlan Murdoch paid $150 million for the 10-acre Chartwell Estate in Bel Air, whose mansion is 25,000-square-foot.But for Brosnan, there is hope close to home. Former NBC Universal executive Ron Meyer sold his 14,500-square-foot Malibu home for $100 million in August 2019.Cortazzo is also the most prolific luxury sales agent in Malibu, though his property listings are usually far lower than some of his ultra-luxury competitors.Messages left with Cortazzo and other Compass representatives Monday were not immediately returned. Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinkcenter_img TagsMalibulast_img read more

Is the first impression really the last one?

first_img“You never get a second chance to make the first impression,” by Andrew Grant, a famous British writer.Say on your first day in the new workplace, your car broke down on the way to work, which made you late for office, and then in the evening, you spill out coffee on your supervisor’s desk during the first Interaction with him. Such a first encounter might leave your new supervisor and executives at the workplace with the impression that you are frazzled and unprofessional. It can be challenging to recover from a bad first impression.Research in social psychology suggests that people are quick to form a lasting impression of others based on their behavior. They do this without putting much effort by inferring a person’s character traits from his single behavior. We do make a judgement about that person’s trustworthiness and competence in a few seconds.Based on initial inference, we tend to predict the future behavior of that person. Therefore if any person behaved absurdly with us, we expect that person will behave similarly in the next meeting, so we might choose to avoid him next time we see him. Hence it can be said that we don’t change our impression that easily.Behavioral researchers have found that our brain has certain patterns to process information and update their impression. Learning highly negative and immoral information about some person has a higher impact on our brain that learning highly positive and moral information about any person. Therefore bad behavior of any person may outweigh his good behavior. This bias based on negative first impressions occurs because immoral behavior reveals a person’s true character and diagnostic.Therefore, the employee who came late on the first day might create a negative impression on his supervisor over a long duration at the workplace. His talent and skills may get less weightage over his first bad impression. But still, there is hope to recover from a bad first impression.When it comes to making up for a bad first impression, the preferred action is to take the right turn and show your other side of the personality, which will be easier to like. Compensate for coming late in the morning with overtime in the evening. Demonstrate sincerity in work to make up for unprofessional behavior. Studies at Harvard University have shown that people tend to change their behavior about others after eight positive interactions. Therefore allow people to reinterpret their opinion about us positively. Frequent positive Interaction and demonstrating compassion and competence can help form a positive opinion about yourself in others’ minds.Secondly, we should explain the context of our previous wrong actions. A study conducted by Cornell University found that it was possible to change your first impression on someone by giving them information that gives your actions in a new context. Therefore, if we explain the real and honest reason for unprofessional behavior on the first day to the supervisor, it will be useful to change their perception. Do not apologize profusely because it can make the person you apologize to feel they constantly need to reassure you.Hence, be self-aware about when to take action and when to let things go. A second chance might occur naturally sometimes, and sometimes you need to work to get them. In any situation, put your honest efforts to get a great impression next time.last_img read more

Dance Party Time Machine Announces 2020 Lineup Featuring Members Of The Disco Biscuits, Lotus, TAB, More

first_imgDance Party Time Machine has announced the lineup for the 2020 incarnation of the recurring all-star super-jam, set to take place on February 28th at Denver’s Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom.Related: Watch Members Of The Disco Biscuits, The Motet, More Cover INXS In Denver [Pro-Shot Video]This year’s lineup will include previous Dance Party Time Machine captains Marc Brownstein, Aaron Magner, and Allen Aucoin of The Disco Biscuits, as well as Mike Greenfield of Lotus. The 2020 event will also feature Dance Party Time Machine veterans Jeff Franca from Thievery Corporation and musical directors Eric Low and Jonah Wisneski.This year will also see some new blood brought into the DPTM tradition, including pedal steel master Robert Randolph and Trey Anastasio Band’s Jennifer Hartswick (trumpet) and Natalie Cressman (trombone). The lineup will also pull from Colorado favorites including The Magic Beans, Analog Son, YAMN, Rapidgrass, Tiger Party, Such, Other Worlds, Fox Street, Coal Town Reunion, Rally ‘Round The Family and more.Past editions of Dance Party Time Machine have featured performances “Always Be My Baby” by Mariah Carey featuring Antwan Staley and Cory Wong of Vulfpeck, Allen Aucoin of The Disco Biscuits, members of The Magic Beans, Analog Son, and Fox Street; a disco homage to Beethoven—”A Fifth Of Beethoven” by Walter Murphy featuring Marc Brownstein, Aron Magner, and Allen Aucoin, members of The Motet and YAMN; and “Freedom! ’90” by George Michael, featuring Brownstein, Magner, and Aucoin, Tom Hamilton of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Mike Greenfield of Lotus, members of Dynohunter, The Magic Beans, and Fox Street. One never knows what could happen when entering the Dance Party Time Machine…Tickets for Dance Party Time Machine are available through Eventbrite.last_img read more

PHOTO — Bum Phillips Bowl trophy finds home at DuGood FCU

first_img Thank you goes out to DuGood Federal Credit Union for hosting the Bum Phillips Bowl trophy this week.The trophy is awarded each year to the winner of Mid-County Madness game between Nederland and PNG.Check out the trophy for yourself at DuGood Federal Credit Union, 2708 Nederland Ave. in Nederland. The big game is Friday, which means one talented team is going to claim a coveted trophy and plenty of bragging rights.last_img

Spotted in NEJC: Birds! Deer!

first_imgWe’ve gotten a handful of cool submissions from readers who have spotted wildlife out and about in northeast Johnson County lately.Let’s start with this trio of deer that showed up in a Roeland Park front yard Monday morning around 49th Street and Wells: Reader Mark Athon spied a owl in all of its glowing-eyed glory perched atop a new house on Delmar in Prairie Village a few days ago:And photographer David Mootz passed along this great shot of a Carolina Wren making a stop by his Roeland Park backyard:last_img read more

Palm Beach YLS raises money for education project

first_img August 15, 2015 Regular News Palm Beach YLS raises money for education project THE PALM BEACH COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION’S Young Lawyers Section recently hosted its Sixth Annual Fishing Tournament, raising more than $10,000 for the Education Advocacy Law Project of the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County. Pictured are event chairs Nicole Barna and Ryan Fogg, along with Legal Aid Attorney Colin White.last_img read more

Higer boosts the number of women lawyers on Florida Bar committees

first_imgHiger boosts the number of women lawyers on Florida Bar committees Michael Higer not only served as chair of the Special Committee on Gender Bias, but he is president-elect of The Florida Bar. So while choosing lawyers to serve on committees, as well as leaders as chairs and vice chairs, Higer was focused on appointing qualified women whenever he could. “It is our responsibility to ensure a level playing field for everyone, and that we are always mindful of affording an equal opportunity for all to be part of the fabric of Bar leadership,” Higer said. Higer’s committee appointments represent an increase of 8 percent in women over the last five years. Of the 192 committee chairs and vice chairs for 2017-18, 51 percent are women. Of the 2,218 total committee seats, 47 percent are women; and of the 1,387 committee seats appointed by Higer, 46 percent are women. Higer’s appointments continue a trend of diversifying committee membership over the years to correct disparity of women lawyers in positions of power at the Bar. • In 2011-12, of 2,128 committee members, 37 percent were women. • In 2012-13, 38 percent of committee members were women. • In 2013-14, 42 percent of committee members were women. • In 2014-15, 44 percent of committee members were women. • In 2015-16, 48 percent of committee members were women. Of all new admittees to The Florida Bar in 2016, 48.5 percent are women. Currently, of the total Bar membership, 62 percent are men and 38 percent are women. June 15, 2017 Regular News Higer boosts the number of women lawyers on Florida Bar committeeslast_img read more

Virginia disappoints as Gophers bowl match

first_imgVirginia disappoints as Gophers bowl matchVirginia is 6-5 this season and finished tied for eighth in the ACC. Matt AndersonDecember 6, 2005Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintDrew Olson vs. Laurence Maroney: It was a potential bowl matchup that held such promise and looked realistic.The Division I seventh-ranked scoring offense against the second-ranked rushing offense in America.A UCLA-Minnesota Sun Bowl seemed like it was a virtual-lock to take place less than two weeks ago.What do the Gophers have now in terms of an attractive bowl game? Well, how do Marques Hagans, Wali Lundy and about 30,000 empty seats sound?Granted, Virginia boasts offensive tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson. But first-round talent at tackle and a first-rate name only bring so much to the table in terms of making a game watchable.As a program, Virginia is like the change between the cushions of a couch: It’s always there, but unless you look, you wouldn’t really see it.On Dec. 30, Minnesota searches for the change in the couch. You probably won’t be hearing that line in ESPN promotions for the Music City Bowl.But, it would be telling the truth. There’s no pizzazz to Virginia ” especially this year.There’s no Heath Miller lining up at tight end. Tiki Barber isn’t taking handoffs. A player the level of Matt Schaub isn’t leading Cavaliers’ offense.This was a thoroughly unremarkable season in Charlottesville, Va., even considering the fact that the season included wins over Florida State and Georgia Tech. The record for coach Al Groh’s crew still read 6-5 at the end of the day. It’s a season somewhat parallel to Minnesota’s. Despite big Gophers wins against Purdue (at the time) and Michigan, the line at the end of the season read 7-4 overall, 4-4 in the Big Ten.Although maybe the two teams deserve each other, the lack of an incredibly intriguing opponent in the Music City Bowl for Minnesota is also caused, in part, by circumstance.The Music City Bowl has a tie-in to the Southeastern Conference, a conference similar to the Big Ten in its depth and quality at the top. The Atlantic Coast Conference, while it has its share of decent teams, isn’t of the SEC’s caliber.A 6-5 team that finished tied for eighth in a less-than-mighty conference doesn’t do much to set hearts aflutter dreaming about the Music City Bowl.And it’s not as if the setting for the bowl game is going to make for a memorable experience.Last year when Minnesota played in the Music City Bowl, the attendance was announced as a near-capacity 66,089. But that was against Alabama, a program that traditionally travels well and hadn’t been to a bowl game in two years because of probation.An attendance of 39,183 ” what the game drew when the Gophers played Arkansas in the 2002 Music City Bowl ” is probably close to where it will be this year.The Music City Bowl is a middle-of-the-road bowl game. The Cavaliers are an entirely mediocre football team.In other words, it’s a perfect fit for Minnesota.” Matt Anderson welcomes comments at [email protected]last_img read more

What Couples Who Communicate Well Do Differently

first_imgRefinery29:Countless books and articles have been written on the importance of communicating in romantic relationships, but a recent study suggests that there’s one aspect of communication that stands out above the rest: empathy. The study, published last month in Psychological Science, found that feeling empathy mattered more than simply listening to what partners had to say.Read the whole story: Refinery29last_img

US flu activity stays high as 15 new deaths in kids reported

first_imgFlu activity across the country remains at elevated levels but shows some signs of slowing, yet 15 influenza-related deaths in children were reported, bringing the season total to 56, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today in its weekly update.In addition, the H3N2 strain—which typically causes more severe symptoms—has overtaken 2009 H1N1 as the predominant strain.Europe is likewise seeing co-circulation of H1N1 and H3N2, according to a report yesterday from across the Atlantic.US numbers still elevatedThe proportion of people seeing a healthcare provider for influenza-like illness (ILI) was 5.0% last week, down a bit from 5.1% the week before but well above the national baseline of 2.2%. For comparison, last year the ILI rate peaked at 7.5%, but in 2016-17 it peaked at 5.1%.”CDC expects flu activity to remain elevated for a number of weeks,” the agency said in an accompanying FluView summary. “An annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect against influenza and its potentially serious complications.”Flu-related hospitalizations among patients of all ages rose from 23.8 per 100,000 people the week before to 32.1 per 100,000. The elderly continue to have the highest hospitalization rate, at 91.5 per 100,000, followed by preschoolers (45.5) and adults 50 to 64 years old (43.2).The CDC said 49 states and Puerto Rico are reporting widespread influenza, up from 48 states the week before. And ILI activity is high in 33 states, up from 30 the week before.Kids’ deaths rise to 56The CDC said in its summary, “Severity indicators remain substantially lower than what was observed last season. However, this week another 15 flu-related pediatric deaths were reported to CDC, bringing the total to 56 flu-related deaths in children reported to CDC for the 2018-2019 flu season.”Eight of the newly reported deaths in children were associated with the 2009 H1N1 and occurred in the past month. One was caused by H3N2 in early February, and six deaths were attributed to an influenza A virus that was not subtyped.Last year the CDC reported 185 flu-related pediatric deaths for the entire season. The previous two seasons (2015-16 and 2016-17) saw 94 and 110 flu-related pediatric deaths, respectively.H3N2 surgeFor the first time this season, the CDC reported detecting more H3N2 strains than H1N1 strains among influenza A viruses.For the week, 98% of respiratory isolates tested at public health labs were influenza A and 2% influenza B. Of the 1,128 influenza A viruses subtyped, 583 (54.1%) were H3N2 and 494 (45.9%) were 2009 H1N1.The week before, 53.1% of influenza A viruses were H1N1, and 46.9% were H3N2.H3N1, H1N1 co-circulating in EuropeEuropean officials, meanwhile, report that the distribution of the two “A” strains has varied widely by country, according to an update in Eurosurveillance yesterday.”The influenza season in 2018/19 in the World Health Organization European Region has been elevated for 9 weeks, with both influenza A viruses circulating, but the distribution of viruses differs greatly by country,” the authors write. “Severity seems similar to past years that have had co-circulating influenza A viruses.””At week 5 2019 [early February], activity remained elevated with positivity rates at 55%. Both A(H1N1)pdm09 and A(H3N2) viruses circulated widely and detection levels in primary care and hospital settings were similar to past seasons.”Hospitalisation data may suggest an increased susceptibility to A(H1N1)pdm09 virus in older age groups.”See also:Mar 1 CDC FluView reportMar 1 CDC FluView summaryFeb 28 Eurosurveillance reportlast_img read more