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Matthew Perry parts with Malibu beach house for $13M

May 12, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_imgTagsCelebrity Real EstateMalibu Matthew Perry and 25438 Malibu Road (Getty, Redfin)It’s one Los Angeles property down and another to go for Matthew Perry.The “Friends” star sold his beachfront home in Malibu for $13.1 million, but is still looking to unload his larger Century City penthouse, the Los Angeles Times reported.The two-story Malibu home at 25438 Malibu Road is 5,500 square feet, and has four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Both levels open up to decks on the beach-facing side of the house. Perry listed the home for $15 million in August. The closing price was just a little more than the $13 million he paid for the property in 2011.Last year, Perry bought a home in Pacific Palisades that’s about half the size of the Malibu property.His 9,300-square-foot penthouse at Related Companies’ The Century in Century City has been on the market since August 2019. Perry first listed it for $35 million then dropped the ask last year to $27 million. The unit encompasses the entire 40th floor of the 42-story tower. [LAT] — Dennis LynchADVERTISEMENT Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

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Electrophysiology – Clinical Assistant /Associate Professor (53141)

May 3, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_imgThe Division of Cardiology of the Department of Medicine at theUniversity of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville(Cardiovascular Center) seeks a full-time Electrophysiology at thetenure/non-tenure accruing level of Assistant/Associate Professor.This position will report to the Chief of Cardiology. Majorresponsibilities include providing and maintaining a high level ofquality In-patient and Out-patient electrophysiology care. Assistin ensuring that the required guidelines are met for theaccreditations for the EP Labs. Also, assist in the educationalstructuring of the EP fellowship program.Our internationally recognized faculty are leaders in cardiac care,research and education. The division provides services acrossNortheast Florida, including at the UF Health CardiovascularCenter, which has the region’s only fully integrated, comprehensiveheart programs and the resources of an academic medical center. Thecenter’s programs include the Coronary Interventional Program,Nuclear Program, Electrophysiology Program, Non-Invasive Program,and Peripheral Interventional Program.The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is thelargest of the three UF colleges – medicine, nursing and pharmacy -located on the approximately 110-acre UF Health Jacksonvillecampus. The college’s 16 clinical science departments house morethan 400 faculty members and 300 residents and fellows. The collegeoffers 32 accredited graduate medical education programs. Inaddition to graduate medical education, clinical rotations in allthe major disciplines are provided for students from the UF Collegeof Medicine in Gainesville.For practicing physicians, the college offers a continuing medicaleducation program that recruits national and international speakerswho are well known and respected in their fields. The campus’faculty, residents and fellows are active in clinical research.Residents and fellows regularly present their findings at locationsacross the country and publish their projects in well-knownpublications.Residents in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia are offeredall the benefits of an academic health center by combining ourstrengths with that of the UF Health Jacksonville. Together, theUniversity of Florida Health Science Center–Jacksonville and UFHealth Jacksonville form the region’s premier academic healthcenter–UF Health, a leader in the education of healthprofessionals, a hub for clinical research and a unique provider ofhigh-quality patient care.With more than 5,000 faculty and staff, the academic health centerin Jacksonville is the largest UF campus outside of Gainesville,offering nearly 100 specialty services, including Cancer services;Cardiovascular; Neuroscience; Orthopaedic; Pediatrics; PoisonCenter; Trauma and Critical Care; and Women and Families services.At 37 clinical sites throughout Northeast Florida, UF physicianstally more than 600,000 outpatient visits and more than 34,000inpatient admissions annually.Located in North Jacksonville is UF Health North, the onlyfull-service hospital in North Jacksonville. The state-of-the-arthospital at UF Health North offers conveniently located,high-quality health care to patients across Northeast Florida andSoutheast Georgia. It offers a wide range of inpatient andoutpatient services unavailable anywhere else in NorthJacksonville, provided by UF Health and community physicians. Thehospital features all-private rooms, which studies show promotehealing and improve the patient experience. Patient engagementtechnology in patient suites allows for easy meal ordering, TVcontrol and access to nurses. Mothers-to-be can soon deliver theirbabies in our spacious labor and delivery suites later this summer.The hospital is adjacent to the existing medical office building,where UF Health providers offer more than 20 specialties, includingpediatrics and women’s health services. The campus is located onMax Leggett Parkway close to Jacksonville International Airport,approximately 15 minutes from Nassau County and less than 30minutes from Georgia. For more information, visit http://north.ufhealthjax.org/.Located on Florida’s First Coast, Jacksonville is one of thelargest cities in land area in the United States. The city providesan eclectic combination of southern hospitality, business andrecreational paradise. More than 1 million people live in thefive-county area known as Florida’s First Coast. The area offerssomething for everyone, with a temperate climate incorporatingseasonal changes, miles of beautiful waterways and beaches, and amyriad of public facilities for work and play.Candidate must be MD/DO and Board Certified in Electrophysiology.Must be able to obtain a Florida Medical License.Review of applications will start on September 23, 2019 andapplications will be accepted until the positions is filled. Pleaseupload Cover Letter and CV with application.Selected candidates will be required to provide an officialtranscript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript willnot be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued toStudent” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institutionoutside the United States are required to be evaluated by aprofessional credentialing service provider approved by NationalAssociation of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477or the Florida Relay Systems at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.#medicine=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

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University misleads on Facebook over student accommodation

May 3, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_imgA photo of “sample” student accommodation posted on Sunday by the University of Oxford Facebook page has caused controversy among Oxford students, who claim that the photo gave a misleading impression of college rooms to prospective applicants. The photo of what is, in fact, not a student room, but a guest room, at Magdalen College was one of several posted by the administrators of the page, but was singled out by students who suggested it looked like “Downton Abbey” or a “Victorian boudoir” with its size and original furnishings.The photo was taken down yesterday. When contacted, the Magdalen Home Bursar, Mark Blandford-Baker, told Cherwell that the administrators of the university facebook page took the picture down because he complained that it was not a student room, unrepresentative of student accommodation in Magdalen, and the photograph had been reproduced without the college’s consent. “I agreed with the students’ points of view concerning perceptions as well as simple factual accuracy. The room is part of a guest study set.”The Facebook post, which is still online, albeit without the first photo, says to the 2.3 million people who have ‘liked’ the page, that “Living as a student at Oxford, you may “live in halls” or “live out.” Living in halls means living in college accommodation (often in or very close to the college building). Living out means renting accommodation locally with a group of friends – typically around east Oxford’s lively Cowley Road area.” The other photos show students working in rooms, and houses on or near Cowley Road.Some students complained in the since-deleted photo’s comments that the photo was misrepresentative of an Oxford experience by not taking the differences between colleges into account, whilst others claimed that this was not a typical room in Magdalen.Ruth McDuff, entering her third year at Magdalen, commented to Cherwell, “I follow Oxford University on Facebook, and I think that all but this post are great representations of Oxford…potential students may feel they’re not getting the same Oxford experience or may be let down massively by their own accommodation.” Others had a different emphasis, with Anna Simpson, a third year student at Pembroke College, suggesting that the somewhat grandiose room perpetuated stereotypes of Oxford. Emma Winder, a third year undergraduate at Magdalen and secretary of the JCR, stated, “I don’t think the University intended to mislead anyone (particularly potential applicants) when posting that particular photograph of Magdalen. I commented on Facebook because the photo stood out amongst the others on the post (which I would say are more representative of student accommodation), and because I’d never actually seen that room in Magdalen before, although I immediately guessed that it was one of the guest rooms in cloisters.“I can understand that the photograph could be misleading, and several other people who commented on the photograph on Facebook said how beautiful it was and seemingly accepted that it was student accommodation as the post seemed to suggest. Nonetheless, it is a shame that the University didn’t use a different photograph of Magdalen student accommodation, as it is one of the few colleges to offer undergraduates college accommodation for the entire duration of their degree, and many of the student rooms in college are very beautiful.”A University spokesperson told Cherwell, “The picture was posted in good faith and taken down once we were notified by Magdalen. As some of the posters pointed out, the University’s Facebook page engages people with Oxford very successfully, making us the world’s most talked-about University on Facebook last month.”last_img read more

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It’s Always Sunny on Martin Z. Mollusk Day

May 2, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_imgJuly 22: Celtic Tenors, Ocean City Music PierJuly 25: Celebrate 90th season of the Pops at Conductor Spotlight Concert with one of the candidates for new artistic director, Ocean City Music PierJuly 29: Worldwide sensation Jackie Evancho, Ocean City Music PierAugust 1: Tribute to Broadway legends Bernstein/Robbins: A Centennial Celebration, Ocean City Music PierAugust 5: Pops songs by Billy Joel, Elton John, the Bee Gees and Bruce Springsteen with Tony DeSare: Fly Me to the Moon with the Ocean City Pops Big Band, Ocean City Music PierAugust 7, 8, 9, 10: Broadway musical Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” featuring the Ocean City Pops and Ocean City Theatre Company, Hughes Performing Arts CenterAugust 12: The Wonderful Music of Oz, Ocean City Music PierAugust 15: Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert, Ocean City Music PierAugust 19: Celebrate 90th season of the Pops at Conductor Spotlight Concert with one of the candidates for new artistic director, Ocean City Music Pier August 22: Celebrate 90th season of the Pops at Conductor Spotlight Concert with one of the candidates for new artistic director, Ocean City Music Pier August 26: An Evening of Song and Dance – A Collaboration with the Atlantic City Ballet, Ocean City Music Pier August 29: Celebrate 90th season of the Pops at Conductor Spotlight Concert with one of the candidates for new artistic director, Ocean City Music Pier Sept. 2: Clint Holmes – Legendary Las Vegas Headliner, Ocean City Music Pier Sept. 5: Celebrate 90th season of the Pops at Conductor Spotlight Concert with one of the candidates for new artistic director, Ocean City Music PierSept. 8 and 9: Jersey Boys performers sing Doo-Wop, Motown and old-time rock songs as Under the Street Lamp, Ocean City Music PierSept. 12: Clint Holmes – Let’s Misbehave: A Cole Porter Revue, Ocean City Music PierSept. 16: Local talent shares the spotlight in Ocean City With the Pops, Ocean City Music PierFor more information, visit www.ocnj.us/oceancitypops.MORE EVENTS IN MAY      MODERN MUSCLE CAR INVASION (May 12): Modern Muscle Cars will be displayed on the boardwalk between Fifth Street and 14th Street from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit  www.modernmusclecarinvasion.com or email [email protected] WALK FOR LIFE (May 12): A leisure walk to raise money for the work of Hope Pregnancy Center. Registration opens at 8 a.m. in front of the Music Pier. Walk begins at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call 609-226-8716.YOUTH ORCHESTRA OF NEW JERSEY (May 12): The Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey, in the midst of its 40th anniversary season, will perform a free concert at the Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Avenue, on Saturday, May 12 at 3 p.m. The concert, open to the public, will feature: the Symphonic Orchestra, String Preparatory Orchestra, Pro Arte Orchestra, the combined Pro Arte Orchestra/Wind Symphony and the Flute Choir. YOCJ is composed of about 200 student players who seek to improve and play at a higher level.THE WEST CHESTER STRINGS (May 13): Free Mother’s Day Concert at 4 p.m. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. In 2011 at the inaugural year of the Orlando Fest competition, they received a Gold trophy, a Superior Rating, as well as the Grand Champion Trophy against six other orchestras.AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION HEARTWALK (May 19): Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Sports & Civic Center, 6th & Boardwalk, walk begins at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 609-399-6111.‘ON CLOUD NINE’ TREASURE HUNT (May 19 and 20): Annual open beach metal detecting hunt at the Ocean City Music Pier. Special hunt for kids Saturday morning only $5. Loaner detectors available. Optional big silver hunt on Saturday and optional gold hunt on Sunday in addition to two regular prizes each day. Visit www.ecrda.org for registration information or sign up at the Music Pier day of event. Sponsored by the East Coast Research and Discovery Association. For more information call: 732-276-8251.OCNJ TRIATHLON/DUATHLON (May 20): Quarter-mile pool swim, two-mile run, 16-mile bike and a final two-mile run. Plus a kids course 1/8 mile swim, 1m run/8m bike/1m run. Pool Swim start 6am-8am. Run/Bike/Run starts 9am. $50 Tri/Du. $25 Kids Course. For more information, call 609-399-6111 or visit www.ocnj.us/race-events.WALK FOR LUPUS NOW (May 20): 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. start @ 6th St. practice field, 6th & Boardwalk. For more information contact: [email protected] or call 1-866-517-5070.UNLOCKING OF THE OCEAN AND BUSINESS PERSONS PLUNGE (May 25): Participants dress in business suits, carry brief cases and march into the ocean to the strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” to welcome the new season. Noon on beach adjacent to Ocean City Music Pier. For more information. call 609-399-6111.MEMORIAL BEACH CHALLENGE (May 26): The main obstacle course challenge is a soft sand adventure race followed by a kids fun run. Staging at 9th St. beach. For registration information, visit www.memorialbeachchallenge.com or call 856-905-0583.BUCKS COUNTY SINGERS (May 26): Bucks County Singers celebrate the summer season with a rousing concert of show tunes and patriotic favorites.  Admission is free. 3:30 P.M., Music Pier Loggia, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE (May 28): 11 a.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Park, between 5th and 6th Streets on Wesley (Rain Location: Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Avenue).  For more information, call 609-399-6111.NATIONAL MOMENT OF REMEMBRANCE (May 28): Established by Congress, the event asks Americans, wherever they are at 3 p.m. on Memorial Day, to pause in an act of national unity for a duration of one minute. The moment of remembrance will take place on the Boardwalk as Greg Murphy of Buglers Across America sounds Taps to commemorate the moment. Tickets for 2018 Ocean City Pops Season Go on Sale SaturdayOcean City’s hermit-crab mascot seeks his shadow in a local version of Groundhog Day at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12, on the beach at Ninth Street. Martin Z. Mollusk has successfully predicted an early summer every year for more than four decades (sometimes, of course, with the creative use of flashlights by his handlers).Special guest for Martin Z. Mollusk Day will be former Philadelphia Eagles long-snapper Jon Dorenbos, who has impressed the world with his magic performances. Dorenbos may have a few tricks up his sleeve for all those who will be cheering for an early summer.Professional magician Jon Dorenbos, who was also a player for the Philadelphia Eagles.Saturday morning’s program will include a musical performance by the Ocean City Intermediate School Choir and the presence of the Martin Z. Mollusk balloon, an inflated likeness of Ocean City’s beloved mascot. The winners of the 2018 Martin Z. Mollusk Coloring Contest – including Lana Clevenger, Lillianna Amoroso, Isabella Baron and Edith Heywood – will be honored and their artwork unveiled to the public.Dorenbos will return to the Ocean City Music Pier at 8 p.m. Saturday for a sold-out magic show. In the fall of 2016, Dorenbos impressed the judges of “America’s Got Talent” with his mind-blowing magic and uplifting stories. He started practicing magic at the age of 12 after a family tragedy tore his family apart. His show mixes stories from his difficult childhood and successful football career with comedy and magic. TICKETS FOR 2018 OCEAN CITY POPS SEASON GO ON SALE SATURDAYTickets for all shows in the 2018 Ocean City Pops season will go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 12.Now in its 90th season, the orchestra will share the stage this summer with a wide array of musical talents. The lineup promises something for everybody.Tickets will be available at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, by calling 609-399-6111, or in-person at the City Hall Welcome Center, the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway and at the Ocean City Music Pier Box Office on weekends (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).The schedule includes:July 2: Season-opening concert with Megan Hilty, Ocean City Music Pier July 8: Disney in Concert – Magical Music From the Movies, Ocean City Music PierJuly 10, 11, 12 and 13: Broadway musical “A Chorus Line” featuring the Ocean City Pops and Ocean City Theatre Company, Hughes Performing Arts CenterJuly 15: Disco/funk tribute Classical Night Fever, Ocean City Music PierJuly 18: Fascinating Gershwin, Ocean City Music Pierlast_img read more

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The Delta Saints Rock Out In New Live Video For ‘Dust’ [Premiere]

March 2, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_imgNashville band The Delta Saints recently released a special edition of their album Bones with Loud & Proud Records, packaging the acclaimed 2015 release with six bonus tracks, including three b-sides and three live versions of album tracks, that were recorded during the filming of live performance music videos at Downtown Presbyterian Church in Nashville. The Delta Saints have been garnering praise for a sound that is all their own, but with hints of My Morning Jacket, The Black Keys and The White Stripes thrown in for good measure. They even received an stellar endorsement from the legendary Chrissie Hynde, who was a guest on Bravo’s “Watch What Happen Live” last year and told a caller that she saw The Delta Saints play Akron, OH, that they are a “great band” and suggested that people buy Bones –  watch HERE. With the new special edition of Bones, the band has been releasing accompanying videos in support of the new release. Singer Ben Ringel tells us about the third and final video in the series, for the song “Dust.” Says Ringel, “Dust is the third and final chapter of our Live at 5th & Church video series… our videographer Tim Duggan had a vision for us all standing back up against a wall and having the cameras just moving left and right, really just trying to catch the right moments. We tracked the song live so what you’re hearing and seeing was played in real time, which made Tim’s job a bit tricky.”Watch the premiere of “Dust,” streaming below.Ringel tells us more about “Dust,” saying “The story for Dust came about after a conversation that I had with my grandfather about his childhood. He was a young boy living on his family’s farm in Kansas during the dust bowl. They used to sit and watch the mid-day sky turn black from mountains of dust being moved across the plains. I imagine back then it was a bit of a harrowing religious experience that no one could explain.” The down-home nature of the song shines through with every note.The Delta Saints have spent the last nine years playing festivals and selling out headline shows in the U.S. and across Europe, averaging about 200 shows per year, organically growing their audience all the while. They have performed at several festivals in the U.S. including Summer Camp, Harvest, The Ride, Summerfest, Wakarusa and The Simple Man Cruise. After just returning from a European tour, the band will hit the road throughout the U.S. with a major summer tour, beginning on August 17th. Check out the band’s full tour schedule below, and head here for more information about the group! Purchase the Bones special edition through iTunes now.The Delta Saints U.S. Tour ScheduleAug 17 – Pour House in Raleigh, NC Aug 18 – Clementine Café in Harrisonburg, VA Aug 19 – Mercury Lounge in New York, NY Aug 20 – Milkboy in Philadelphia, PA Aug 21 – The Hamilton in Washington, DC Aug 22 – Club Café in Pittsburgh, PA Aug 24 – Rumba Café in Columbus, OH Aug 25 – Beat Kitchen in Chicago, IL Aug 26 – Duck Room @ Blueberry Hill in University City, MO Aug 27 – Jackpot Music Hall in Lawrence, KS Aug 31 – Black Sheep in Colorado Springs, CO Sep 01 – Marquis Theatre in Denver, CO Sep 03 – New Belgium Tour De Fat in Fort Collins, CO Sep 09 – Black Swamp Arts Festival in Bowling Green, OHSep 10 – Zanzabar in Louisville, KYlast_img read more

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Watch The Second Trailer For Upcoming Elton John Biopic, ‘Rocketman’, Slated For Theaters In May 2019

March 2, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_imgAn Elton John biopic, Rocketman, is on the way, chronicling the life of the iconic singer/songwriter from his days as a young boy in England, through his illustrious career, and to the height of his fame in the 1970s. Welsh actor Taron Egerton portrays Sir Elton John in the upcoming film, which is slated for release in theaters worldwide on May 31st, 2019. The film also stars Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, and Bryce Dallas Howard, was directed by Dexter Fletcher, and written by Lee Hall.Following a brief trailer released in October, Paramount Pictures has unveiled a second preview, giving a more in-depth look at the film’s plot. The newly released trailer opens up with Elton John playing “Your Song” as a young boy in front of his family. The trailer continues to move through various noteworthy life events before ending with a brief look at the biopic’s re-creation of the singer/songwriter’s iconic 1975 Dodger Stadium performance, as the singer takes the stage to a roaring crowd chanting his name.Watch the second official trailer for the upcoming biopic, Rocketman, below:Rocketman – Official Second Trailer[Video: Paramount Pictures]Earlier in 2018, the prolific musician announced that he will retire from touring with an extensive 300-date tour dubbed “Farewell Yellow Brick Road.” The massive global farewell tour will likely span through to 2021, John reported on Anderson Cooper. At 70 years old, John explained his reasoning behind his farewell, noting, “My priorities have changed in my life. … My priorities now are my children, my husband, my family. I thought the time is right to say thank you to my fans and say goodbye.”Though the tour is likely to continue for years, John noted that once the tour is over, he’ll be done for good. As John explained, “I’m not going to say I’m retiring and then do a world tour. I’m not Cher.”For ticketing information and a full list of upcoming tour dates, head to Elton John’s website.last_img read more

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Bringing up the rear

March 1, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_imgSome things never change about Commencement: the hordes of parents, a sea of black and crimson robes, throngs of excited seniors loitering nervously in towering heels or stiffly collared shirts.And, for as long as most people involved in the ceremony can remember, Mike Lichten has been among them, taking on the daunting task of shepherding graduates on the big morning.“It turns out they’re not all that interested in regimentation,” he said with a wry smile.If Commencement is about tradition, and tradition depends on continuity, then Lichten is one of the living symbols of Harvard’s annual Morning Exercises.Every year for the past quarter-century, Lichten has donned a cap and gown and reported for duty at 6:45 a.m. to serve among the marshal’s aides, a group of Commencement volunteers who direct guests and lead the procession of graduating students into Tercentenary Theatre.“He’s one of those unsung heroes,” said Grace Scheibner, the University’s Commencement director.Lichten oversees the rear Houses — this year, Winthrop, Adams, Cabot, Currier, Dudley, and Dunster — as the participants walk from the John Harvard Statue around University Hall and file into their seats. But he has also taken on an informal role as senior adviser among the marshal’s aides after so many years.“As Grace says, I’m one of the few people who knows what everyone is supposed to be doing and where they’re supposed to be,” Lichten said.Lichten came to Harvard in 1981 from Denver to handle the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ (FAS) energy conservation efforts, but moved into the job of Commencement director three years after he arrived.In 1986, the year of Harvard’s 350th anniversary celebration, he took on the task of having a new tent designed and built for Tercentenary Theatre.“It was originally a very old-style canvas tent, like a circus tent, and when it rained it would puddle,” he said. “Sometimes it would get so heavy we’d send a tradesman out with a long pole with a knife on the end to cut a hole in it and release all the water.”The new tent design allowed for a center span of 60 feet between poles, mimicking the outriggers of a sailboat mast. It is still in use, and will keep President Drew Faust, the honorary degree recipients, and major guests dry if it rains.In 1987, Lichten gave up his official Commencement planning role to become the director of operations for FAS’s Office of Physical Resources and Planning, where he is now associate dean. He oversees FAS’s space planning, construction management, and operations teams and has helped orchestrate the building of the New College Theatre, the Center for Government and International Studies, the Laboratory for Integrated Science and Engineering, and Queen’s Head Pub, among other projects.But Commencement remains a special time for Lichten. “I just like being part of this celebration of the students’ four years of working so hard,” he said. “It’s a fun day, and it’s a little bit different from everyday work.”Lichten has seen a lot of Commencement speeches over the years, but Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling’s 2008 address on the “benefits of failure” remains his favorite.“Here you’d think having the president of a country [speak] would really strike you as impressive, but I thought hers was just the greatest speech,” he said.He’s also lived through plenty of minor mishaps — perhaps unsurprising given that there are no practice runs for the Commencement procession. At the University’s 350th anniversary celebration, Lichten had to deliver a message from the chief of police to the University’s general counsel, who was already sitting up on the platform. As Lichten crawled over a row of dignitaries in their seats, he tripped over a stray foot and nearly fell on then-Secretary of State George Shultz as Schultz was approaching the podium to speak.“I didn’t knock him over, but it stuck in my memory for a long time,” he said.But Lichten doesn’t mind the occasional flub. At Commencement, celebration bordering on chaos is the point.“I don’t think anyone notices except me,” he said.last_img read more

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‘RBG’ directors shed light on another legal trailblazer

February 8, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_imgDirectors Julie Cohen and Betsy West first came across the name Pauli Murray while working on their Oscar-nominated documentary “RBG.” Murray was a pivotal figure in shaping litigation and thinking around gender and racial equality, years before the civil rights or women’s movements. Murray, who was also Black and gender fluid, organized a sit-in to protest segregated lunch counters in Washington, D.C., in 1943, 17 years before the more well-known Woolworth’s lunch counter sit-in. Cohen and West track the extraordinary life of this little-known trailblazer in “My Name is Pauli Murray,” which premieres at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday. The mostly virtual festival runs through Wednesday.last_img

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Global offshore wind pipeline nearing 200GW—RenewableUK

December 31, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享BusinessGreen:The total pipeline of offshore wind projects worldwide has surged 47 per cent since January, signaling continued rapid growth for the sector as it weathers global supply chain disruptions and economic turbulence wrought by the coronavirus pandemic, according to RenewableUK.The latest edition of the UK trade association’s Offshore Wind Project Intelligence report today reveals the total capacity of offshore wind projects worldwide that are operational or in various development stages now stands at 197.4GW, up from 134.7GW in mid-January.The UK has retained its position as global offshore wind leader in the report, boasting a total pipeline of 41.3GW – up 12 per cent from January – while China has jumped from fourth to second place in the league table with an 80 per cent increase in offshore wind capacity from 14.5GW to 26.1GW over the period. The USA sits in third, meanwhile, with a total capacity of 16.3GW, followed by Brazil and Taiwan, according to RenewableUK.The report also notes that the UK remains the country with the most operational offshore wind in the world at 10.4GW, followed by Germany with 7.7GW and China with 4.6GW.Melanie Onn, deputy chief executive of RenewableUK, said the findings of the trade body’s report today demonstrated “enormous” global appetite for offshore wind projects as governments seek to transition their energy sources to cheaper, greener alternatives to fossil fuels in the coming years.[Cecilia Keating]More: Global offshore wind project pipeline surges in 2020 despite Covid-19 Global offshore wind pipeline nearing 200GW—RenewableUKlast_img read more

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A Reunion In The City Of Two States: Bristol Rhythm & Roots

December 30, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: ercinbyyl.

first_imgBristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion is just that, a reunion—a gathering of musicians from many genres of American music. Twenty crowded stages were scattered around downtown Bristol, packed at all times it seemed. Every corner I turned was full of beautiful music and amazing smells from the food vendors. Set up along State Street and Lee Street, vendors of all kinds were selling handmade goods, clothes, and most importantly, cold drinks.State Street / Joshua T. MooreFriday Evening At BristolMy wife and I arrived shortly after 6 p.m. on Friday via the shuttle bus from the Bristol Mall. I couldn’t believe this was my first time at the festival, as I live just thirty minutes away in Church Hill, Tenn. I stepped off the shuttle and made my way to State Street, which was packed with people hopping from one stage to the next, shopping, eating, and having a great time.Railroad Earth / Joshua T. MoorePeering down State Street, the State Street Stage sits right in the middle of the road, just below the Bristol sign. A perfect setting for the city of two states. I arrived just in time for The Waybacks, who are a fantastic Americana band and a great set up for Railroad Earth. Railroad Earth unsurprisingly played to a packed crowd and, as I listened, I couldn’t help but think that they reminded me of a country music Grateful Dead.Getting An Early Start On SaturdaySaturday came quickly and my wife and I made it to the festival early. We wanted to roam around and catch as many different bands as we could. Lauren Morrow of The Whiskey Gentry put on a great show at the Piedmont Stage. Meanwhile, Devon Gilfillian, a gospel-blues musician from Nashville entertained a large crowd on the nearby 6th Street stage.The War and Treaty w/ Ketch Secor of Old Crow /  Joshua T. MooreI made my way back to the State Street Stage to hear The War and Treaty and was very impressed with this duo’s show.  To top it off, Ketch Secor, of Old Crow Medicine Show joined them on stage to play harmonica for a song. The harmonica paired with the vocals of The War and Treaty so well that you could feel the energy as the crowd cheered them on. To be honest, it was great to see this kind of camaraderie between musicians. It really brought out the “Reunion” feel.Chris Hillman & Herb Pederson ft John Jorgenson & Mark Fain /  Joshua T. MooreChris Hillman, a Country Music Hall of Famer, performed a great show with Herb Pederson, John Jorgenson, and Mark Fain.Folk Soul Revival, a local band,  always draws a large audience known as the “Congregation.” They played an energy-packed show, with the crowd singing along to every song. I can’t think of a better band to open for Old Crow Medicine Show. They really set the tone for what I consider the best concert series I’ve ever been to.Folk Soul Revival / Joshua T. MooreOld Crow Medicine Show packed Bristol to the brim. As I looked out from the stage, all I could see were thousands of people crammed into every opening you could find. As the first chords were played to “Wagon Wheel,” you couldn’t hear anything but the roar of the crowd singing at the top of their lungs.Ketch Secor of Old Crow / Joshua T. MooreAs they left the stage for the evening, the audience cried for an encore! Of course, they more than graciously came back to play two more songs. However loud “Wagon Wheel” was, it was topped by none other than “Rocky Top.” That’s how you end a show, especially here in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.Sunday rolled around and as I started to calm down from an exciting night I began to wander around listening to great music. The Old 97’s played a great show, Dale Watson and his Lone Stars delivered a classic country set, but one small group that really grabbed my attention was Birds of Chicago. This was another husband and wife duo with an accompanying guitarist from Nashville.The original songs paired with the beautiful tones of the duo really drew me in. I loved every song they sang, which really topped off an amazing weekend of great music in a town known for music. The Birthplace of Country Music didn’t disappoint and left an impression I will never forget. This may have been my first Reunion, but it won’t be my last.last_img read more

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