first_imgShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Welcome the holidays into your home with these cozy items (Nordstrom, Amazon, Little Pie Co.)Note: These items are independently selected by our team. However, TRD may receive a commission when you purchase products through affiliate links.Things may be different in New York for this year’s holiday season, but Midtown is still lit up for the holiday season. Hanukkah is already underway, Christmas is right around the corner, and next Monday marks the official start of winter.If you’re still in need of holiday gifts, take inspiration from the season and look for items that are warm and luxurious. Whether they’re for you, your favorite colleague or a friend who could use some extra holiday cheer, these gifts will inspire cozy vibes all season long.See below for some of the best items to keep your home calm and bright this winter.Le Labo Discovery Candle SetThese are candles that no one would dare re-gift. Featuring three of the top Le Labo scents — Petit Grain 21, Palo Santo 14 and Figue 15 — this set can be enjoyed all year round.   The Marshmallow BlanketThis throw is soft, cozy, fashionable — and functional. This faux fur weighted blanket can pull together a hygge aesthetic while still providing comfort during the holidays and beyond.  Baccarat Wine Therapy Crystal Wine Glass SetA holiday dinner is the perfect time to bring out your most special tabletop accoutrements, including high-end glassware. This assortment from Baccarat is chicly mismatched, adding a bit of style to your favorite wine pairings.   Little Pie Winter SamplerNothing says “holidays” quite like the smell of freshly baked pie. This assortment from the Little Pie Company includes mini versions of classic flavors: pumpkin, Southern pecan, Mississippi mud, and sour cream apple walnut.   Solo Stove BonfireIf you’re dreaming of a crackling holiday fire — and don’t have a fireplace — this portable, freestanding fire pit might be the solution. It burns real wood to create a roaring flame, and it’s engineered to produce less smoke, making it a great option for decks or smaller outdoor spaces. TagsGift GuidesReal Dealscenter_img Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

first_imgMichael Jackson’s “Neverland Ranch” has found a buyer: Billionaire investor Ron Burkle (Getty, Redfin)Billionaire investor Ron Burkle has purchased Michael Jackson’s former “Neverland Ranch” for $22 million, a far cry from the $100 million the sprawling estate was once asking.Property records spotted by the Wall Street Journal show that a “Remember LLC” bought the 2,600-acre Santa Barbara County plot on Dec. 17, and the publication traced that LLC back to Burkle. The seller is a joint venture between the late pop megastar’s estate and Colony Capital, which bought the note on the property in 2008 and became a co-owner.The ranch spans 2,700 acres and its centerpiece is a 12,000-square-foot mansion. The property includes a 50-seat movie theater, a basketball court and a tennis court.Colony has tried to unload the property at various points, including for an ambitious $100 million listing price in 2015. The 5225 Figueroa Mt. Road land in Los Olivos has since hit the market a half-a-dozen times only to be later pulled, according to Redfin.ADVERTISEMENTThis includes the home coming to market for $31 million in February 2019 — the same month HBO premiered “Finding Neverland,” in which two men claim Jackson repeatedly molested them, including at the Neverland Ranch, when they were children.In the wake of the HBO documentary and an earlier molestation trial against Jackson, Colony tried rebranding the property as “Sycamore Valley Ranch.”But it would appear that Burkle, whose Yucaipa Companies made a fortune selling supermarket chains, got a bargain. Santa Barbara County has given the property an assessed value of $34 million.Burkle is an active real estate investor and owns a number of trophy properties. In 2016, he paid $13 million for the Bob Hope house in Palm Springs and oversaw an extensive restoration. [WSJ] — Matthew Blake Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink TagsCelebrity Real Estatecolony capitalcenter_img Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

first_imgDon Lemon and Tim Malone with their apartment at 2280 Frederick Douglass BoulevardSomething is better than nothing, particularly after the year Manhattan’s residential real estate market had in 2020.CNN anchor Don Lemon sold his two-bedroom condo in Harlem for around $1.53 million, according to Douglas Elliman. The sale closed on Thursday, with Lemon coming out slightly ahead; the final sale price was about $42,000 above what he paid for it in 2013.Lemon bought the 1,404-square-foot apartment at 2280 Frederick Douglass Boulevard for about $1.49 million in 2013. He converted it from a three-bedroom into a two-bed with an open concept living room and chef’s kitchen. He lived there with his fiancé, Elliman broker Tim Malone, who handled the sale on his partner’s behalf.Read moreCNN’s Don Lemon lists Harlem condo with fiancé broker Tim MaloneCNN’s Don Lemon to tie the knot with Corcoran broker Tim MaloneBrokers in cabs: An interview with Corcoran’s Tim Malone Tags Full Name* Share via Shortlink Celebrity Real EstateharlemResidential Real Estate Email Address* Message* When Malone initially listed the unit for $1.75 million last February, it was a different world. At the time, he said the couple wanted to try living in a new neighborhood and were looking for something closer to CNN’s studios at 30 Hudson Yards.A few weeks later, the pandemic triggered a lockdown of nonessential services that banned showings. But Malone kept the listing live, ultimately dropping the price twice — first in August and again in October — to a final ask of $1.55 million before the unit went into contract.“They are excited to create a new space together,” said Serine Labidi, an agent who works with Malone on Steven Cohen’s team, in an email. She noted that the couple is looking for a larger apartment now that they spend more time at home.It’s unclear whether the couple have a new spot in mind. Lemon and Malone did not immediately respond to requests for comment.Lemon also owns a five-bedroom house in Sag Harbor, which he bought for $3.1 million in 2016.Contact Erin Hudson Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

first_imgField measurements are presented of dielectric absorption in Antarctic snow and ice at frequencies of a few hundred megahertz. They are compared with measurements by other authors at very high frequencies. The dielectric absorption in ice at these frequencies is accounted for in terms of absorption bands both at radio frequencies and in the infrared. Bands at radio frequencies are caused by a relaxation mechanism which depends upon the temperature and the impurity content of the ice. These two factors are therefore included in an account of the dielectric absorption in ice at very high frequencies.last_img read more

first_imgGlaciological measurements from Austfonna on Nordaustlandet, Svalbard, are needed as a prerequisite to mathematical modelling of ice-mass dynamics. Several upper and lower boundary conditions are set out in detail for a 670 km2 drainage basin (Basin 5) and are generalized to the whole ice cap where possible. The ice surface and bed topography are mapped for Basin 5. 30% of the basin lies below sea-level. Bed elevations range from -100 m to over 300 m, and maximum ice thickness is >500 m. A 21 km long trilateral network of stakes provides velocity and strain-rate data. Maximum ice-surface velocity is 47 m a−1 and maximum strain-rate is 0.64 × 10−2 a−1. Snow-line migration with time is mapped from digital Landsat MSS data, and mass-balance estimates are used to calculate balance velocities. At the equilibrium line, about 300–350 m in elevation, balance velocity and observed ice-surface velocity are comparable, indicating that the basin is approximately in balance. A first approximation is given for the rate of iceberg calving from the tide-water basin margins. Enhanced Landsat imagery also shows that turbid melt-water plumes of subglacial origin flow from the terminal ice cliffs, indicating that at least parts of the ice-cap margin are at the melting point. The margins of Basin 5, grounded below present sea-level, are likely to be underlain by deformable sediments, but inland the nature of the substrate is unknown.last_img read more

first_imgVisible spectra of the zenith-sky were recorded at Faraday in Antartica (65°S) during 1990. Line-of-sight ozone amounts were deduced by fitting laboratory cross-sections to the spectra. At the lattitude of Faraday, visible spectra are more useful than the u.v. wavelengths used by the Dobson spectrophotometer, because they permit observations of ozone throughout the winter when the sun is too low in elevation for useful measurements with the Dobson. In order to find the accuracy of the visible-light system for the determination of medium- and long-term trends in ozone, Langley plots of the ozone amounts were examined to determine the stability of the offset to the zero of the ozone measurement. The plots revealed changes which correlated with shifts in wavelength of the spectrometer. This allowed the use of wavelength shift as a surrogate for offset, fortunate because the use of Langley plots to determine the offset on an individual day from zenith-sky spectra at high latitudes is unreliable. The standard deviation of the ratios of total ozone measured on the same day at Faraday by the Dobson spectrophotometer and the visible spectrometer was 10% using offsets calculated from wavelength shifts. This is 4% less than the standard deviation using a straight-line fit to the offsets. Although common for Dobson measurements of ozone in the u.v., such Langley-plot analyses are, so far, unusual for visible spectrometers, but are essential for future trend determination, even by systems that are inherently more stable.last_img read more

first_imgPolar ice caps preserve information about atmospheric composition over the past tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of years. They contain a rich history of the Earth’s volcanic activity, terrestrial dust sources, sea ice location, terrestrial and marine biological activity, pollution, and atmospheric oxidation capacity. Differences in concentrations of CO2 and CH4 in air extracted from ice of various ages, changes in temperature inferred from d18O in ice, and differences in the dust or acid loading of ice are all used to deduce major changes in the global environment [Oeschger and Langway, 1989]. These temporal patterns of physical properties and chemical species that are recorded in ice offer an opportunity to study the cause and effect relationships of environmental change.last_img read more

first_imgSize-segregated aerosol samples were collected with a cascade impactor at 2 week intervals for a year at the research station Halley, situated near the coast in the Weddell Sea region of Antarctica. Sea salt is a major component of aerosol throughout the year, and we estimate that at least 60% of the total sea salt arriving at Halley is from brine and frost flowers on the sea ice surface rather than open water. Chloride in sea-salt particles is depleted relative to sodium in summer, consistent with loss of HCl as sea-salt particles react with gaseous acidic species, but is enhanced in large particles in winter because of fractionation occurring during the production of new sea ice. Non-sea-salt sulphate peaks in the summer, with the majority being in small particles indicative of a gas phase origin. The distribution of methane sulphonic acid closely follows that of non-sea-salt sulphate. In the winter, non-sea-salt sulphate is frequently negative, especially on stages collecting large particle sizes, consistent with the source of sea salt during the winter being predominantly the sea ice surface rather than open water. Nitrate peaks in the spring and summer and shows some association with sea-salt particles.last_img read more

first_imgLatitudinal transitions from low to high Doppler spectral width in backscatter measured by the Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN) are now routinely used as proxies for the polar cap boundary (PCB) in the cusp-region ionosphere. In this paper we perform a statistical study of the nature of similar spectral width transitions at other magnetic local times (MLTs). This analysis illustrates that these latitudinal spectral width transitions exist at all magnetic local times, and that the latitude, gradient, and amplitude of the transitions vary systematically with MLT. In particular, the probability of a transition occurring at any latitude, identified independently in each MLT sector, is continuous with MLT from the cusp, through the morning sector, to the nightside. This suggests that the transition represents the PCB. as this is known to be what it represents in the cusp region. However, the picture in the afternoon sector ( 12:0018:00 MLT) is more complex with no clearly preferred transition latitudes.last_img read more