Long Island man evades eviction for 20 years

first_img Message* Email Address* foreclosurehamptons-weeklyHousing Marketlong islandResidential Real Estate Tags Full Name* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink 2468 Kenmore Street in East Meadow (Google Maps)For more than 20 years, a Long Island man has been living in the house that he had long lost to foreclosure.Guramrit Hanspal, 52, bought a 2,081-square-foot home in East Meadow for $232,000 in 1998, according to the New York Post. He made just one mortgage payment of $1,602.37 before defaulting on the loan. Washington Mutual, which had issued the loan, foreclosed on the home in 2000.Read morehttps://therealdeal.com/2021/04/26/lawmakers-to-extend-eviction-foreclosure-protections-through-august/Next up: Coalition pushes for good cause evictionPending home sales rebound Share via Shortlink After Washington Mutual went down in the Great Recession, its assets — including the house — were taken over by JPMorgan Chase, which eventually sold the Long Island property to Diamond Ridge Partners.ADVERTISEMENTAnd through it all, Hanspal stayed on, filing bankruptcy petitions and transferring the home’s deed to friends, who also filed for bankruptcy to avoid eviction.“It’s really a group of people that are more than willing to use the courts and abuse the courts to whatever extent they need to extend their illegal occupancy,” Jordan Katz, an attorney representing Diamond Ridge Partners, told the outlet.Hanspal did not return the outlet’s messages seeking comment.New York State’s foreclosure process is among the longest in the nation. Still, this case seems extraordinary, and at least one judge, Nassau District Court Judge Scott Fairgriee, acknowledged it.“The history of this case going on for approximately 20 years must come to an end,” he wrote in a housing court proceeding in December 2019. Three months later, homeowners and tenants got shielded from the evictions and foreclosures under the Covid-19 emergency moratorium.[NYP] — Akiko MatsudaContact Akiko Matsudalast_img read more

Evolutionary temperature adaptation and the calcium regulation of fish actomyosin ATPases

first_imgActomyosins have been isolated from the white skeletal muscles of fish inhabiting thermal environments with characteristically low seasonal temperature variations for example, Antarctica, arctic rivers and the equatorial oceans. Calcium regulation of actomyosin ATPase was correlated with environmental temperature. Increased assay temperature resulted in a progressive loss of calcium sensitivity. This occurred at lower temperatures in the more cold adapted species. In general cold adapted ATPases have lower activation enthalpies (ΔH‡) and higher activities at low temperatures than their tropical counterparts. In contrast to environmental temperature acclimation (Johnston, 1979) calcium regulatory proteins of stenothermal species were not directly involved in the temperature adaptation of actomyosins. Similar relationships were obtained between environmental temperature and thermodynamic activation parameters for both natural and desensitized actomyosins from which tropomyosin and troponins had been removed. Instead, evidence is presented that the mechanism of temperature adaptation over evolutionary time periods involves selective modifications in the structure of both the heavy and light chains of myosin.last_img read more

Egg Size and Reproductive Output in the Deep-Water Prawn Pandalus borealis Kroyer, 1838

first_imgThe deep-water prawn Pandalus borealis Kroyer, 1838 was sampled at six locations from Krossfjord, Spitsbergen (79⚬N, close to the known northerly limit of distribution) to Kosterfjord, Sweden (58⚬N, close to the southerly limit in the eastern north Atlantic). Both egg volume and organic content increased towards high latitudes, ranging from 0.39 μ l and 0.21 mg at Bergen, to 0.67 μ l and 0.30 mg at Isfjord, Spitsbergen. Egg volume was positively correlated with both fresh mass and organic content. Reproductive investment (estimated as mass-specific egg biomass: reproductive output, RO) also varied from site to site, but was not correlated with either latitude or egg size. In five of the six populations sampled, reproductive investment calculated on a dry mass basis increased with size (and hence age), but this relationship was statistically significant only at two sites. These data indicate that both egg size and reproductive investment vary from location to location within species, and are uncorrelated. Egg size is related to feeding and other conditions awaiting the newly hatched larva, whereas reproductive investment is dictated by feeding conditions for the adult. The different time-scales over which these two parameters vary (from season to season in RO, and over evolutionary time for egg size) mean that any general relationship between reproductive investment and egg size (and by extension, larval development mode) will be very difficult to demonstrate.last_img read more

Diffuse auroral scattering by whistler mode chorus waves: Dependence on wave normal angle distribution

first_imgUsing the statistical CRRES measurements of the electric field intensities of lower band chorus (LBC) and upper band chorus (UBC) around L = 6 under geomagnetically moderate conditions, we evaluate the variations in modeled magnetic field spectral intensity and the resultant changes in resonant scattering rates of plasma sheet electrons caused by different choices of the wave normal distribution. UBC scattering rates inferred from electric field measurements show a common trend of decreasing scattering with increasing peak wave normal angle, θm, for the plasma sheet electrons at all resonant pitch angles. This trend is mainly due to the lower power of magnetic field as derived from the electric field measurements for oblique waves. The LBC resonant diffusion inferred from electric field measurements shows a considerable increase in scattering rates with increasing θm for ∼1 keV electrons at all resonant pitch angles and for 3–30 keV electrons over certain ranges of pitch angles, which is contrary to the decrease in wave magnetic field amplitude and results mainly from the decrease in resonant energy and redistribution of the majority of wave power at large wave normal angles for increased peak wave normal angle. LBC-induced scattering rates of 3–10 keV electrons decrease with increasing θm at low pitch angles, consistent with the decrease in wave magnetic field amplitude when θm increases. Our investigation demonstrates that the knowledge of the wave normal distribution of LBC and UBC is essential for an accurate quantification of the net resonant scattering rates and loss timescales of the plasma sheet electrons for an improved global simulation of diffuse auroral precipitation and the evolution of plasma sheet electron pitch angle distribution if only measurements of wave electric field intensity are available. In contrast, the diffuse auroral scattering rates calculated from magnetic field measurements are much less sensitive to the assumption on wave normal angle distribution. While UBC scattering with constant magnetic field power is roughly insensitive to the assumed wave normal distribution, LBC scattering with constant magnetic field power becomes more dependent on the assumed wave normal angle distribution, especially for ∼1 keV electrons.last_img read more

Examination of a physically based, high-resolution, distributed Arctic temperature-index melt model, on Midtre Lovénbreen, Svalbard

first_imgImprovements in our ability to model runoff from glaciers remain an important scientific goal. This paper describes a new temperature-radiation-index glacier melt model specifically enhanced for use in High-Arctic environments, utilising high temporal and spatial resolution datasets while retaining relatively modest data requirements. The model employs several physically constrained parameters and was tuned using a lidar-derived surface elevation model of Midtre Lovénbreen, meteorological data from sites spanning ~70% of the glacier’s area-altitude distribution and periodic ablation surveys during the 2005 melt season. The model explained 80% of the variance in observed ablation across the glacier, an improvement of ~40% on a simplified energy balance model (EBM), yet equivalent to the performance of a full EBM employed at the same location. Model performance was assessed further by comparing potential and measured runoff from the catchment and through application to an earlier (2004) melt season. The additive model form and consideration of a priori parameters for the Arctic locality were shown to be beneficial, with a planimetry correction eliminating systematic errors in potential runoff. Further parameterisations defining modelled incident radiation failed to yield significant improvements to model output. Our results suggest that such enhanced melt models may perform well for singular melt seasons, yet are highly sensitive to the choice of lapse rates, and their transferability to different locations and seasons may be limited. While modelling ablation requires detailed consideration of the transition between snow and ice melt, our study suggests that description of the ratio between radiative and turbulent heat fluxes may provide a useful step towards dynamic parameterisation of melt factors in temperature-index models.last_img read more

The 600 yr eruptive history of Villarrica Volcano (Chile) revealed by annually laminated lake sediments

first_imgLake sediments contain valuable information about past volcanic and seismic events that have affected the lake catchment, and they provide unique records of the recurrence interval and magnitude of such events. This study uses a multilake and multiproxy analytical approach to obtain reliable and high-resolution records of past natural catastrophes from similar to 600-yr-old annually laminated (varved) lake sediment sequences extracted from two lakes, Villarrica and Calafquen, in the volcanically and seismically active Chilean Lake District. Using a combination of micro-X-ray fluorescence (mu XRF) scanning, microfacies analysis, grain-size analysis, color analysis, and magnetic-susceptibility measurements, we detect and characterize four different types of event deposits (lacustrine turbidites, tephra-fall layers, runoff cryptotephras, and lahar deposits) and produce a revised eruption record for Villarrica Volcano, which is unprecedented in its continuity and temporal resolution. Glass geochemistry and mineralogy also reveal deposits of eruptions from the more remote Carran-Los Venados volcanic complex, Quetrupillan Volcano, and the Huanquihue Group in the studied lake sediments. Time-series analysis shows 112 eruptions with a volcanic explosivity index (VEI) >= 2 from Villarrica Volcano in the last similar to 600 yr, of which at least 22 also produced lahars. This significantly expands our knowledge of the eruptive frequency of the volcano in this time window, compared to the previously known eruptive history from historical records. The last VEI >= 2 eruption of Villarrica Volcano occurred in 1991. Based on the last similar to 500 yr, for which we have a complete record from both lakes, we estimate the probability of the occurrence of future eruptions from Villarrica Volcano and statistically demonstrate that the probability of a 22 yr repose period (anno 2013) without VEI >= 2 eruptions is <= 1.7%. This new perspective on the recurrence interval of eruptions and historical lahar activity will help improve volcanic hazard assessments for this rapidly expanding tourist region, and it highlights how lake records can be used to significantly improve historical eruption records in areas that were previously uninhabited.last_img read more

Emerging spatial patterns in Antarctic prokaryotes

first_imgRecent advances in knowledge of patterns of biogeography in terrestrial eukaryotic organisms have led to a fundamental paradigm shift in understanding of the controls and history of life on land in Antarctica, and its interactions over the long term with the glaciological and geological processes that have shaped the continent. However, while it has long been recognized that the terrestrial ecosystems of Antarctica are dominated by microbes and their processes, knowledge of microbial diversity and distributions has lagged far behind that of the macroscopic eukaryote organisms. Increasing human contact with and activity in the continent is leading to risks of biological contamination and change in a region whose isolation has protected it for millions of years at least; these risks may be particularly acute for microbial communities which have, as yet, received scant recognition and attention. Even a matter apparently as straightforward as Protected Area designation in Antarctica requires robust biodiversity data which, in most parts of the continent, remain almost completely unavailable. A range of important contributing factors mean that it is now timely to reconsider the state of knowledge of Antarctic terrestrial prokaryotes. Rapid advances in molecular biological approaches are increasingly demonstrating that bacterial diversity in Antarctica may be far greater than previously thought, and that there is overlap in the environmental controls affecting both Antarctic prokaryotic and eukaryotic communities. Bacterial dispersal mechanisms and colonization patterns remain largely unaddressed, although evidence for regional evolutionary differentiation is rapidly accruing and, with this, there is increasing appreciation of patterns in regional bacterial biogeography in this large part of the globe. In this review, we set out to describe the state of knowledge of Antarctic prokaryote diversity patterns, drawing analogy with those of eukaryote groups where appropriate.last_img read more

Distribution and patterns of migration of a tropical seabird community in the eastern Indian Ocean

first_imgWe present the first detailed data on the distribution and migration patterns of four pelagic seabird species in the Eastern Indian Ocean—the Lesser Noddy (Anous tenuirostris melanops), Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus), Wedge-tailed Shearwater (Ardenna pacifica) and Bridled Tern (Onychoprion anaethetus) breeding at the Houtman Abrolhos and the Wedge-tailed Shearwater breeding at Varanus Island, Western Australia—tracked using geolocators during their respective non-breeding periods. Lesser Noddies remained largely in the general vicinity or slightly to the south of the colony in their non-breeding season (February–September). Brown Noddies spent their non-breeding period (March–August) in the Northwest Shelf area of Western Australia, around 950 km north of the colony. In contrast, Bridled Terns and most Wedge-tailed Shearwaters undertook extensive non-breeding migrations. Wedge-tailed Shearwaters occupied waters adjacent or to the north of their nesting sites or migrated 4200 km northwest into the equatorial central Indian Ocean near the Ninety East Ridge during the non-breeding season (late April to mid-November). These same areas were used during the sabbatical summer by Wedge-tailed Shearwaters that had deferred breeding. Bridled Terns spent their non-breeding period (April–September) in the Celebes Sea, 3800 km north of the Houtman Abrolhos. The results are discussed in the context of potential marine threats to the different species during the non-breeding period.last_img read more

Analysing the timing of peak warming and minimum winter sea-ice extent in the Southern Ocean during MIS 5e

first_imgThe peak of the Last Interglacial, Marine Isotope Stage (MIS) 5e (130–116 ka), provides a valuable ‘process analogue’ for validating the climatic feedbacks and forcings likely active under future anthropogenic warming. Reconstructing exact timings of MIS 5e peak warming and minimum winter sea-ice extent (WSIE) throughout the Southern Ocean (SO) will help to identify the interactions and feedbacks within the ice-ocean system. Here we present a new MIS 5e marine sediment record from the SW Atlantic sector together with 28 published core records (chronologies standardised to the LR04 δ18O benthic stack; Lisiecki and Raymo, 2005) to investigate the timing and sequence of minimum WSIE and peak warming across the SO. Sea-surface temperatures (SSTs) peaked earliest in the Indian (20oE–150oE) and Atlantic (70oW–20oE) sectors, at 128.7 ± 0.8 ka and 127.4 ± 1.1 ka respectively, followed by the Pacific sector (150oE–70oW) at 124.9 ± 3.6 ka. The interval of minimum WSIE for all three sectors occurred within the period from 129–125 ka, consistent with the ∼128 ka sea salt flux minimum in Antarctic ice cores. Minimum WSIE appears to have coincided with peak July insolation at 55 oS, suggesting it could be linked with the mildest winters. The reduced WSIE during MIS 5e would have likely reduced the production of deep- and bottom water masses, inhibiting storage of CO2 in the abyssal ocean and lowering nutrient availability in SO surface waters. Examining a wide spatial range of proxy records for MIS 5e is a critical step forward in understanding climatic interactions and processes that will be active under warmer global temperatures.last_img read more

Eli Manning reaches settlement over memorabilia fraud case

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailShareif Ziyadat/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New York Giants quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning has reached a settlement with three memorabilia collectors over allegedly providing bogus “game-worn” equipment to the unsuspecting fans on Monday.A spokesman for the defendants, a group that included Manning, the Giants, two equipment managers and Steiner Sports, the company with whom Manning is under contract to provide game-worn jerseys and helmets for sale, said Monday night a settlement had been reached to resolve the claims.Details of the settlement were not given.Attorneys for both sides provided a joint statement to ESPN, saying the settlement “should not be viewed as supporting any allegations, claims or defenses.”“All parties are grateful to have the matter, which began in 2014, concluded and are now focused on football, the fans and the future,” the statement added.The lawsuit was originally filed in 2014, and it stated that Inselberg and two others bought helmets from Manning. One of them was allegedly used during the 2008 Super Bowl. But they were fake, according to Inselberg.The plaintiffs used photo experts to determine that the helmets were never used in a game, however, Manning’s team claimed that the tactic used by the photo experts known as “photo matching” is unreliable.In April 2017, Inselberg’s attorneys filed court documents that showed emails exchanged between Manning and equipment manager Joseph Skiba. The email was meant to ask Skiba for two helmets that would “satisfy the requirement for being game used,” the filing said.Inselberg was allegedly involved in a decade-long memorabilia scheme where he acquired game-used Giants equipment without permission, according to the court filing.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. May 15, 2018 /Sports News – National Eli Manning reaches settlement over memorabilia fraud casecenter_img Written bylast_img read more