Jason Halpern: The Principal of JHM Development

Jason Halpern was born on the 1st of January 1975. Currently, Halpern is a real estate developer mainly concentrating on projects in New York and Florida. He occupies the position of the principal at JHM Development. This is a family business that he has had the chance to control since his appointment several years ago. Jason Halpern can be found on Twitter and LinkedIn. Since he was appointed as the principal of this company, the firm has invested more than $500 million in the state of New York alone. The most significant project is the one on 184 Kent where the company has been able to transform a warehouse into approximately three hundred and forty apartments.

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Other than the 184 Kent project, other projects include the Townhouses of Cobble Hill project that has resulted in the addition of several luxury townhouses in the area around greater Brooklyn. Just like his forefathers, Jason Halpern stills maintains the reputation of creating innovative as well as new buildings that can be used as rentals or for commercial spaces in the New York and Florida states. Jason Halpern also serves as a director at the Parametric Dining LLC.

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Some few years ago, JMH development with the leadership of Jason Halpern acknowledged the firm had embarked on a project at the Aloft South Beach. This was a project that would be responsible for constructing a two hundred and thirty five room hotel in Miami Beach, and the project was scheduled to be completed by 2015. The project was to be implemented by JMH in conjunction with Madden Real Estate Ventures. These two construction giants aimed at constructing an eight-story tower. They would also collaborate with Plaza Construction and ADD Inc., the project’s architects. The new hotel would serve as the only new hotel in the South Beach for 5 years.

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Like mentioned earlier, Jason Halpern is known around the Brooklyn area for the 184 Kent project which he subsequently sold to investors such as LIVWRK, Kushner Cos and the RockPoint group for a sum of two hundred and seventy-five million dollars. As of now, the firm is embarking on other projects within the area such as the Townhouses of Cobble Hill that is located at 110-126 Congress Street. Jason Halpern also goes down to South Florida once after every two weeks as he also has some projects in this region. The main reason he invests in Florida is that he believes this region is recession proof. His most recent acquisition in this area is the acquisition of 8995 Collins Avenue which cost his company a sum of forty-six million dollars in the region. 2901 is another project that Jason Halpern is currently monitoring in the Florida region. This project has fifteen condos units that are currently available to be taken by customers.

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Flooding Causes Obama to Declare Disaster in South Carolina

The flooding caused as a result of Hurricane Matthew has been quite extensive in many parts of South Carolina. The destruction has been so severe that President Obama has felt it necessary to declare most of the state a major disaster area. Nikki Hayley, the governor of South Carolina, had requested that Obama make the declaration. Obama has also started the process of sending federal aid to 14 of the counties that have encountered the most destruction.

 

The reason the presidential declaration of a disaster is so important is that it officially begins that flow of money to many of the non-profit organizations that will be heavily involved in the relief effort throughout South Carolina. Local governments will also be reimbursed for the money they have spent so far in finding food and shelter for people who have been displaced as a result of the catastrophic flooding.

 

Many people thought the worst was over after Hurricane Matthew disappeared. However, that was not the case for many people who live throughout the state of South Carolina. Their troubles were only just beginning. Many parts of the state were completely unprepared for the amount of flooding they received. Therefore, these counties will be relying very heavily on the support they receive from the federal government during this time of crisis. President Obama has also authorized the activation of 1,500 members of the National Guard to assist with the relief effort throughout South Carolina.

 

Overall, Governor Hayley has been pleased with the national response to the disaster in her state. She believes that the aid being sent by the government will help to save lives. However, she has vowed to be better prepared for any storms that might come through South Carolina in the future. She said she is going to get funding to provide many of the coastal counties with the equipment they need to deal with flooding caused by future storms. She believes that being prepared is the key to limiting the damage that these storms cause. The cleanup process will be a long one. However, Governor Hayley knows the people of South Carolina will persevere.

Kinder, Gentler Chemo That Works

The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston is using a radical new technology to fight brain cancer.

 

Doctors at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center are injecting viruses directly into the brains of patients with aggressive tumors. It’s part of a clinical trial called Toca 5. Dr. David Cachia said that the treatment actually uses a genetically modified virus. The virus combines with an anti-fungal medication that’s also given to patients; then the virus and the anti-fungal medication react and shrink the tumor.

 

Phase 1 of the trial showed the treatment was safe and also produced longer survival rates. Now the medical university is entering Phase 2, which includes a larger number of patients. At least one patient is happy. Chris Mercer was diagnosed with brain cancer last year and said avoiding the side effects of chemotherapy was life-changing. “It’s so much easier doing this new treatment,” he said. Chris was able to enjoy his normal life and even go on a cruise with his family.

 

Dr. Cachia said that with the virus treatment only the cancer cells are affected and not all the cells in the body, as with regular chemotherapy. “You’re only getting chemotherapy in the brain, so you don’t get the side effects,” he explained.

 

Virus therapy may be the future in brain tumor treatment. The FDA recently approved continuing research of the modified polio virus for brain cancer after a Phase 1 clinical trial at Duke University was promising. This meant that development of the treatment could be expedited. The virus was found to be effective in fighting very aggressive cancers such as glioblastoma mesotheliomahelp.org.

 

Chris Mercer said about his treatment, “This is very, very predictable. That’s one of the greatest gifts we’ve been given.”

 

George Soros Is Donating Heavily To The Democratic Party Once Again

After taking a long break from heavy funding of the Democratic party, billionaire investor George Soros has begun to once again donate large sums to help get Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton elected. In 2004 he donated a whopping $27 million to help defeat George W. Bush. So far, he has given the Democratic party $25 million to aid in the election of Clinton as well as to boost other causes related to the party. Many experts have said that they expect him to give even more as the election draws closer on nytimes.com. He attended the Democratic presidential nomination for the first time to watch Hillary Clinton accept the nomination.

According to people that personally know George Soros, they claim that he is more interested in this election than any other in quite some time. George Soros is driven by his desire to see Clinton win as well as a feeling of disdain for Donald Trump whom he has accused of propelling terrorism. His adviser Michael Vachon has stated that Soros is a committed donor because he feels that the Democratic party must win and that the stakes are extremely high in this election. Donald Trump is opposed to most of the causes that George Soros has championed throughout his lifetime.

Many people look at the heavy donations as a positive sign for Hillary Clinton because when George Soros donates heavily on Twitter, then many other wealthy individuals will follow suit.Some of the major donors include Tom Steyer who is an environmentalist based out of San Francisco, Don Sussman, Haim Saban, and Fred Eychaner. All of these individuals have contributed several million dollars to the Clinton campaign.

According to FEC records, George Soros has given $7 million in contributions to a super PAC that would support Clinton. The name of the super PAC is Priorities USA Action. According to insiders, he is considering another donation of three million dollars.He has also donated $2 million dollars to American Bridge 21st Century and $5 million to Immigrant Voters Win. Both of wich are super PACs. There was an additional contribution of $700,000 to a variety of organizations that are in place to further the Democratic party. The donations don’t stop there, however. There is a whole list of other super PACs and organizations to which he has generously donated to help both citizens and those involved in Democratic politics. There is no doubt that having George Soros support Clinton so heavily is a great advantage to her campaign and her chances of winning the election.

President Issues Disaster Declaration for South Carolina

On Tuesday, October 12, 2016, President Barack Obama declared that South Carolina is in a state of emergency after Hurricane Matthew ruined homes, businesses and property with heavy rain, flood waters and debria. When the president signed the Disaster Declaration, he guaranteed that affected counties would receive federal funds. The current counties under the declaration are Beaufort, Charleston, Colleton, Berkeley, Dillon, Georgetown, Dorchester, Jasper, Williamsburg, Florence, Horry and Marion.

 

Federal disaster relief funds are distributed to individuals and business owners by approved nonprofit organizations and local, state and tribal government offices on a cost-sharing basis. Disaster funds, typically distributed as grants and low-cost loans, are used in a variety of ways: Individuals and business owners can cover the cost of uninsured property losses, perform home and business repairs and arrange temporary housing. The president also guaranteed that funds would be available on a cost-sharing basis as hazard mitigation efforts increase.

This disaster declaration covers 75 percent or more of the standard cost for debris removal, emergency protective measures and hazard mitigation projects.

 

The true extent of the damage is not yet known. Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency have stated that after experts on the ground complete a series of assessments, FEMA may request more aid for the current counties or extend the request for aid to other counties. Approximately 2,800 South Carolina National Guard had already been providing emergency assistance to citizens and visitors to the state over this weekend by clearing roadways. These troops were immediately activated to assist and have continued working nearly non-stop to clear affected roadways and make areas safer since October 4, 2016 when South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley announced that South Carolina was in a state of emergency.

 

Instead of going directly to non-profit, government and tribal offices, South Carolina residents and business owners have been directed by FEMA officials to contact the agency at (800) 621-3362 or (800) 462-7585 (TTY) between 7. a.m. and 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday to report hazards that threaten public safety and request aid. Victims of this disaster can also register for assistance online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov.

Hurricane Matthew Unearths Cannonballs

South Carolina’s experience with Hurricane Matthew was brutal, with post-hurricane flooding causing more damage than the storm itself. As people lose power, roadways, homes and business, it might be heartening to note that there are items that neither war, nor weather can destroy. Those items are Civil War cannonballs.

 

Folly Island, off the South Carolina coast, housed 11,000 Union soldiers during the Civil War. Those soldiers must have been in a hurry to get home, because they failed to properly dispose of their cannon fuel. Fast forward about 125 years and Hurricane Matthew’s winds and water pulled back enough beach to reveal roughly 15 cannonballs lying on the beach. Richard Beck, former mayor of Folly Beach, found the cannon balls. It might be worth mentioning that Beck has excellent observation skills. The cannon balls were rusted together in an ocher heap and are barely recognizable as cannonballs. A less than observant beach comber might have come dangerously close. It’s important to remember that unexploded ordnance, no matter how old, can still be dangerous.

 

The misshapen rusting hulks on Folly Beach were still live. The Charleston County sheriff’s office dispatched their bomb team who detonated the ordnance. Residents heard the explosions but there was little cause for alarm. This wasn’t the first time hurricane winds and water erosion pulled back the beach. When Hurricane Hugo visited Folly Island, it had uncovered a slew of artifacts that Union soldiers had left behind.

 

When soldiers don’t clean up after a war, it looks like nature and a bomb squad will.

A Look At The Career Of José Borghi

Jose Borghi is the creator of the Mullen Lowe advertising agency. The company used to be known as Borghi Lowe. It is one of the most prominent and influential advertising firms in Brazil now. Mr. Borghi is the mastermind behind a highly popular Brazilian advertising campaign that featured children dressed as stuffed animals and singing a hit Brazilian folk song called “Is Love” by the group Zeze di Camargo and Luciano. This ad created by Jose Borghi is still remembered by many Brazilians today.

The successful career of Jose Borghi in advertising began with doubts and many hurdles to overcome. In school Jose was unsure which profession he should pursue. This all changed when his sister took him to a screening of the most popular ads in the world at a local theater. The screening showcased the ads that had won Lions Awards at Cannes. The young Jose Borghi would not know it at the time, but he would go on the win multiple Lions Awards for Brazilian advertising himself in the future. Seeing the ads and the way they can evoke emotion led Jose Borghi to decide to embark upon a career of marketing as his profession.

Jose Borgi went on to study marketing at Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas in Sao Paulo State. He would immediately find work after graduating in the area. His first job was with a marketing firm called Standart Ogilvy. Borghi would work for several Brazilian advertising firms such as DM9/DDB, Leo Burnett, FCB and Talent before he would go on to create his own ad agency. Partnering with Erh Ray, the duo created their own marketing firm called BorghiErh, named after themselves.

The two had to start from scratch and absolute zero to build up their advertising firm and pick up business says Jose Borghi on us.mullenlowe.com. They had no investors, no financial support and nobody to guide them. The only way to breakthrough was through hard work, diligent planning, careful content creation and lots and lots of coffee.

The success of the firm led to BorghiErh being bought by fellow Brazilian advertising agency, Lowe in 2006. Erh Ray, the partner of Jose Borghi was bought out of his share of the company and was no longer involved in the company. Borghi Lowe as the company was now called, would eventually turn into Mullen Lowe. The change occurred when Lowe and Partners merged together with the Mullen Group.

Civil War Relics Could Tell Some Tales

When Hurricane Matthew came roaring onto the South Carolina coast, it unearthed some things that hadn’t seen the light of day for 150 years–about a dozen Civil War cannonballs.

 

The heavily-encrusted antiques were found on a beach on Folly Island near Charleston. Technicians came to make sure they were safe but couldn’t get to them right away because the tide was coming in. When low tide returns, the cannonballs will probably be exploded so they don’t harm anyone. Residents were asked to stay clear of the area.

 

Folly Island is near Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired. The fort was then a Union garrison. Tensions had led to Southerners cutting off its supply lines, and on April 12, 1861, Confederate artillery opened fire on it. Southern civilians watched and cheered, and the fort soon surrendered en.wikipedia.org.

 

A Union attempt to regain Fort Sumter in 1863 led to its bombardment and near destruction. It remained in Southern hands until Sherman marched through the area in 1865, by which time the war was all but over.

 

Fort Sumter was an old fort when the Civil War started. Named after Revolutionary War general Thomas Sumter, it was built after the War of 1812 to protect Charleston Harbor. Now the fort is part of Sumter National Monument, which includes the original site, a visitors center and Fort Moultrie, part of a series of fortifications built on nearby Sullivan’s Island.

 

Maybe the cannonballs found on Folly Island are some of the very ones used to bombard Fort Sumter. They’re visitors from a former time and part of our history.

Seattle Genetics Planning to Launch 12 More Cancer Drugs

One of the Seattle and Puget Sound area’s drug companies is Seattle Genetics (Nasdaq: SGEN). Their first drug is already on the market. They are working hard to increase its use, and they’re planning to introduce 12 more into their product pipeline as well as hire another 100 people. They’ve hired an average of 100 people per year since they started up. They are the leading making of antibody conjugate drugs.

Their first drug, Adcetris, approved for use by the FDA in 2011, is now available in 47 countries. Its partner Takeda Pharmaceutical sells it outside of the United States and Canada. They are working to get it approved for various types of lymphomas. It’s in Phase 3 for previously untreated or newly diagnosed Hodgkin lymphoma. They’ve got another drug they hope to enter Phase 3 trials late this year for acute myeloid leukemia, but so far that’s known just as 33A.

They’re based in Seattle, but also have an office in Switzerland.

Clay B. Siegall started Seattle Genetics in 1998 to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients. His basic plan is to use antibody-based therapies. He explains what those are in his video on YouTube. He is the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors. Current chemotherapy drugs are potent poisons. They kill all cells that are dividing. That includes both cancer cells and regular cells that are dividing. They do help some cancer patients, but at the cost of killing many ordinary cells, further harming the patient.

He came up with the idea of using antibodies because they identify and collect on cancer cells, not ordinary cells. These antibodies don’t themselves kill cancer cells, but what if they carried something that did? That is the kind of drug Siegall and Seattle Genetics is developing. Siegall worked for Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute for six years. He also worked for the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes for Health. He earned his B.S. in Zoology from the University of Maryland and his Ph.D in Genetics from George Washington University. He’s on the Board of Directors of the Washington Biotechnical and Biomedical Association.

Why People Visit the Kabbalah Centre

There has never been a more ancient teaching than the Kabbalah in the Jewish religion and this is why so many people have gone on to learn this amazing option for themselves every single day. If you are interested in learning more about the Kabbalah itself, you might be interested to know that the Kabbalah Centre is one of the best facilities you can visit in order to be around people who are also trying to learn it as well. This facility has thousands of members who visit and congregate there each and every week. You do not have to be a member to visit the Kabbalah Center, so keep this in mind if you are interested in visiting it just to see what it is all about.

One thing you will find interesting about the Kabbalah Centre is that they have a variety of different events that happen each and every month. What this means for you is that you can easily and quickly find something that suits your needs and be around people who are having the same beliefs as you do in a more carefree and convenient manner. There are so many different options available to you out there when it comes to your religious growth, but the Kabbalah Centre is one of the best when it comes to Jewish teachings in this amazing religion.

You can also contact the Kabbalah Center if you are interested in learning more about this and would like to know different events that are happening at the current moment. You can then visit the Kabbalah Center and see if it is right for you as it has been for a lot of other people who have chosen to visit it and become a member there as well. The Kabbalah Centre is great for spiritual growth and they have a large variety of different events that you will find incredibly beneficial in more ways than one. Whether you choose to go there by yourself or with your loved ones by your side, this is a wonderful facility for you and has been for so many others.

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