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UNCF ‘A Mind Is…’ Supports East End Students

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first_imgThe UNCF (United Negro College Fund) will host its seventh annual Hamptons summer “A Mind Is…” benefit weekend, August 18 to 19. Funds raised will provide scholarships for underrepresented students on the East End, from Riverhead to Montauk, and help maintain the 37 UNCF member historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).UNCF is the nation’s largest minority education organization. The foundation supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs.The event, which will honor educator and former HBCU president Dr. Johnetta Cole and media trailblazer Edward Lewis, was created to show appreciation to UNCF’s supporters whose commitment to education has opened doors for deserving students who couldn’t afford the cost of college.“Events such as the Hamptons Summer Benefit are vital to the sustainability of the community,” said Fred Mitchell, vice president, UNCF’s Northern/Midwest region. “UNCF changes lives by helping the students of today become the teachers, scientists, business people, doctors and nurses of tomorrow — ultimately fortifying a better future for us all.”More than 400 community influencers, business, and civic leaders are expected, including event co-chairs philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and Gregory Lowe II, CEO of Lowekey.Each year, UNCF honors game-changing advocates of education with the Keeper of the Flame award. This year, Lewis, who is the founder of Essence magazine and Essence Music Festival, and Cole, the former president of Spelman College and Bennett College for Women, will receive the award. Cole was also a director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art and is presently principal consultant of Cook Ross.Past recipients include Susan Taylor, Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, Robert Smith, Cathy Hughes, Reginald Hudlin, Dr. Ronald Johnson, and Frank Baker.On Saturday, August 18, there will be a VIP reception at 5 PM, followed by dinner and program at 6:30 PM at the Silberkleit residence in East Hampton. On Saturday, August 19, a brunch will be held from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Bay Kitchen Bar in East Hampton. For ticket information, contact Lexi at lexi.hellerman@uncf.org or 212-820-0147.jessica@indyeastend.com@HamptonDaze Sharelast_img

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Foster Fathers

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first_img“I don't really like the buildings my dad designs. They're all so boring - made of glass and steel and that's it. I'd prefer it if this was a normal house like the one over the road. When I'm in the mood I say, ‘Dad, tell me about architecture.’ There's not a lot to it. You've just got to get a piece of paper and a pencil. He wants me to grow up to be an architect, but I don't. It's boring. I want to be in something like the police force, something exciting.” So spoke a young Jay Foster, son of Norman, back in 1996. As well as being decidedly unfazed by the totemic success of his father, Jay it seems has no intention of following in his professional footsteps. But there are many other architects’ sons who have taken the opposite view. Why? Is there something about the role of architect that inspires filial emulation from their offspring? Is an architect’s son (or daughter) more likely to follow in their parents’ footsteps than a lawyer, a doctor or a policeman?Probably not. Any vocation by its very nature must be deeply personal undertaking and requires a level of commitment that genealogy alone is unlikely to provide. All intense professional careers must inevitably cast an aura over family life but there is little evidence to support a claim that this impact is particularly intensified in architecture. In fact, if any profession bears the hallmarks of dynastic succession then it is not architecture but politics - the Kennedys, Bushes and even Millibands of the world are testament to that.Nevertheless, the idea that architecture emits some kind of magnetic, hallucinogenic draw upon its progeny is undoubtedly seductive. It is a suspicion invariably strengthened by the fact that for much of the lay general public, architecture remains a profession shrouded in mystery and anonymity. Obeisant sons being secretly indoctrinated into a Masonic architectural circle certainly appeals to an outlandish pulp-fictional narrative.And of course the hereditary theory is backed up by lots of anecdotal evidence. During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance there was a strong cultural tradition of craftsmanship being passed on from father to son. So whether it is fate or coincidence, we take a look at some of the more famous examples of sons following their fathers into architecture below...Edwin and Robert LutyensEdwin Lutyens was one of the most influential English architects of the early 20th century, spearheading a modern brand of monumental, vernacular classicism that spread from the City of London to New Delhi. Robert Lutyens built less but did give us the sleek Art Deco facade of the Pantheon M&S on the eastern half of London’s Oxford Street. Poetically, Dad had already built an even bigger retail block on the western half, now gregariously occupied by Primark.George Dance the Elder and YoungerThis urbane Palladian duo pretty much had the City of London sewn up between them. Dad served as the City’s chief surveyor for much of the mid-18th century and was thereby able to award himself plum commissions such as Mansion House and St. Leonard’s Church Shoreditch. Son was even more prolific and designed the neo-Gothic porch on the City’s Guildhall as well as the masterplan featuring the crescent where Bloomsbury’s Building Centre sits. Eliel and Eero SaarinenOf this Finnish-American pair, it is son Eero who is by far the better known. His graceful and dynamic Modernism redefined aviation in the 1960s and gave us magnificent terminals at JFK and Washington Dulles. Unfortunately it also gave us London’s American Embassy. Few realise that his father was also an architect, whose early works were heavily influenced by the English Arts and Crafts movement.Albert Speer and Albert Speer Jnr.When poor Albert Speer Jnr. unveiled his Olympic masterplan proposals for the Beijing 2008 Games, it was perhaps inevitable that his axial and monumental style of urbanism was unfavourably compared to that of his father’s. The fact that technically Speer Jnr. is a town planner and not an architect made little difference. Despite having Hitler as his boss, Speer Snr. was actually a remarkably gifted and talented young architect. However, history will forever taint his spectacular neo-classical designs with the pungent pall of fascism. Sir George Gilbert Scott, Giles Gilbert Scott and Richard Gilbert Scott The Scotts are the greatest architect dynasty Britain has ever produced. Head of the family was Sir George Gilbert Scott, a titan of the Victorian age who was dexterous enough to produce romantic Gothic (St. Pancras Stn.) or palatial classicsm (Foreign Office) depending on his client's wishes. His grandson Giles Gilbert Scott also left an astonishing body of work which includes Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, Battersea Power Station, Tate Modern, Waterloo Bridge and the iconic red K2 telephone box. His son Richard Gilbert Scott designed Modernist and post-modern additions to London’s Guildhall in the 1970s and 1990s respectively. There were others too, including Art Deco Elizabeth Scott, probably England’s first prominent female architect. Incredibly, the Scotts have been active in every style and generation of British architecture since the early 19th century. Jacques V and Ange-Jacques Gabriel The Gabriels were integral to French 18th century classical architecture. Father Jaques was a disciple of French Baroque icon Jules Hardouin-Mansart and embellished Hardouin-Mansart’s Versailles with lavish Rococo interiors. Later, his son Ange-Jaques applied sumptuous neo-classicism to his designs for Marie Antoinette’s Petit Trianon and Paris’s magnificent Place de la Concorde. Richard and John SeifertRichard Seifert changed London’s skyline more than any architect since Wren. With almost 600 buildings under his belt in London alone, including iconic landmarks such as Centre Point and the former NatWest Tower, he transformed post-war urban Britain and virtually single-handedly introduced the commercial tower block into the British architectural lexicon. His son John took over his vast practice in 1984 and ran it from offices in Bloomsbury up until its closure last year.last_img

New truck designs for Van der Vlist

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first_img"The trucks represent our business across Europe, and if you look at the history of them you will see we are always evolving. These new designs are a part of that and they show that we are moving forwards," said Nico Van der Vlist, managing director. The current truck fleet will retain its original designs but all new trucks will feature a fresh look, in keeping with the company's logo and design. www.vandervlist.comlast_img

Mammoet bulks up in USA

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first_imgRecently, Mammoet launched a Crane Services Division based in Louisiana, USA, to focus on plant maintenance, turnarounds and day market rental projects, which the fleet expansion will support.Anthony Garcia, Louisiana branch manager, said: "Adding this division to our US Gulf Coast operations answers the call from many of our customers to provide a comprehensive crane service under one roof."Mammoet's Crane Services Division is currently executing a turnaround in Pasadena, Texas, USA. In addition to a labour force of 70, Mammoet has provided 14 operated and maintained cranes, which provide 24-hour support to the site.www.mammoet.comlast_img

High noise levels, a major issue for senior citizens

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first_img Tweet President of the Dominica Council on Aging Zetma ToussaintThe high level of noise from bars, vehicles and residents is a major concern for senior citizens, the president of the Dominica Council on Aging, Zetma Toussaint has said.Mrs Toussaint told a seminar at the St Alphonsus Parish Hall on Monday 27 April 2015, that noise continues to affect older persons physically and mentally. The Council is hosting a one day seminar on “Building the framework for best practices at residential homes”, in which employees of about 11 homes for the elderly are participating.“They tend to have these systems that are amplified and therefore the noise coming from them is very high,” Mrs Toussaint said.She explained that the noise level also comes from “high-fi systems set up for feasts days or just on weekends, other microphone used at public meetings or religious gatherings and sometimes I recall at one point there was even church activities”.“It definitely has an effect on older persons and the two groups of persons who are most affected are the infants and the older persons…That prevents many of the older persons from having a good night’s rest, therefore it affects their physical and mental health,” Mrs. Toussaint said. Participants of the workshopShe indicated that reports regarding disturbance by loud noise are continuously made to the Council. “We had a report once at the office where because of that noise an elderly lady was getting very confused. In the day she was alright, but when the noise comes on at nights, she got very confused, so it does have effects on the older persons,” she said. The Noise Abatement Act, enacted by the government in 1993, stipulates that noise levels should be at a minimum from 11PM.However, according to Mrs. Toussaint, this law is not being adhered to by bar owners. “When the police officers come, they [bar owners] lower the music and as soon as they [police officers] turn their backs, the music is back up and that has been happening”. Mrs. Toussaint therefore called on the general public to adhere to the Noise Abatement Act and reminded the public that the elderly citizens need time to rest, “especially at nights so try and keep down the level of noise”.The ultimate goal of Monday’s seminar is the formulation of critical national guidelines and regulations for the establishment and management of residential care homes in Dominica. The seminar is being facilitated by Frantz Remy, gerontologist, director of AMDOR, a home for the aged in Martinique. Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share LocalNews High noise levels, a major issue for senior citizens by: Dominica Vibes News - April 27, 2015 189 Views   one commentlast_img

Orchard Lake Philharmonic presents ‘Spring Bouquet’

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first_img admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) The Orchard Lake Philharmonic continues its 11th season with two performances of “Spring Bouquet,” a concert held at 3 p.m. and 7:30 pm. on Friday, Feb. 16 at First Presbyterian Church of Farmington, 26165 Farmington Rd. in Farmington Hills.Under the direction of Norman A. Logan, these concerts will embrace the spirit of spring with Haydn’s Symphony #104 – “London”, selections from Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, and Debussy’s Clare de Lune.To learn more, visit orchardlakephil.org.–Press release Reported bylast_img

Tragedi GA152: Sempat Terjadi ‘Kebingungan’ Identifikasi ATC dengan MA152

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first_imgJatuhnya pesawat ini di tanah datar dan perbukitan dekat perkampungan yang menyebabkan tidak adanya bagian pesawat utuh atau bisa dikatakan semuanya hancur  dan hangus terbakar. Puing-puing pesawat yang hancur itu bercampur dengan potongan-potongan tubuh manusia yang menjadi korban.Kecelakaan pesawat ini merupakan yang terburuk dalam sejarah Indonesia dan bagi Garuda Indonesia ini adalah yang pertama kalinya. Ketika kecelakaan terjadi, kala itu Medan tengah diselimuti kabut asap tebal akibat pembakaran hutan.KabarPenumpang.com merangkum dari berbagai laman sumber, ternyata sebelum pesawat GA152 jatuh, warga sekitar mengatakan mendengar suara pesawat yang lebih keras dari biasanya hingga memekakan telinga. Kemudian ada suara ledakan yang terdengar berulang-ulang serta suara benturan badan pesawat dengan pohon besar sebelum hancur.Kehancuran pesawat juga disertai dengan kobaran api yang keluar. Sebelum hancur berkeping-keping, pesawat yang dikemudikan oleh Capt. Rachmo Wiyogo yang juga menjadi korban tewas ternyata sudah diperingatkan oleh petugas menara ATC.Petugas ATC meminta pilot untuk menurunkan ketinggian dan tidak membelokkan pesawat. Bahkan empat menit sebelum kecelakaan, ada beberapa kebingungan yang terjadi di ATC Medan karena ada dua pesawat yang memiliki nomor penerbangan sama. Penerbangan Merpati MA152 menggunakan nomer yang sama  dengan Garuda Indonesia 152 yang kala itu berdekatan.Sebuah transkip dari radio komunikasi antar pesawat dan ATC Medan menunjukkan kebingungan dengan pengontrol lalu lintas udara di Medan yang mana ‘152’ mengatakan pendekatan pendaratan normal dan mengatakan itu untuk berbelok ke kiri di dua ribu kaki sekitar 14 mil jauhnya. Petunjuk membawa pesawat ke daerah pegunungan yang membutuhkan ketinggian setidaknya 7500 kaki, pilot mengatakan.Biasanya, pesawat akan turun ke dua ribu kaki di 6,6 mil. Menurut transkrip, pilot meminta konfirmasi petunjuk dan diberitahu untuk pergi. Setelah kecelakaan, kotak hitam VR (Cockpit Voice Reader) dan FDR (Flight Data Recorder) ditemukan 21 Oktober pada kedalaman yang sama berjarak 10-15 meter dari posisi jatuhnya ekor pesawat.Baca juga: Pasca Dua Kecelakaan 737 MAX 8, Pihak Boeing Belum ‘Santuni’ Keluarga Korban!Sedangkan investigasi kecelakaan GA152 selesai dua tahun setelahnya, yakni 2 November 1999. Ketua AAIC (Aircraft Accident Investigation Committee), Prof Oetarjo Diran menuturkan bahwa kecelakaan tersebut kemungkinan disebabkan oleh banyak faktor. Namun, ia tidak memberikan lebih lanjut terkait penyebab pastinya.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... RelatedSelain Mandala Airlines dan Hercules TNI AU, Inilah Daftar Kecelakaan yang Terkait Bandara Polonia Medan05/09/2020In “Analisa Angkutan”Ada Kisah Antara Wiweko Soepono dan Airbus A300B4 Garuda Indonesia02/10/2018In “Domestik”10 Kecelakaan di Bandara Sultan Hasanuddin, Lion Air Penyumbang Terbanyak02/07/2020In “Bandara” Jumat, 26 September 1997 dikenang sebagai hari yang kelam dalam sejarah penerbangan komersial di Tanah Air, dimana pesawat Airbus A300-B4 Garuda Indonesia dengan nomer penerbangan GA152 jatuh di Buah Nabar, Kecamatan Sibolangit, Kabupaten Deli Serdang, Sumatera Utara. Kecelakaan pada 22 tahun lalu itu menewaskan 234 orang tewas dengan pembagian 222 penumpang (dua orang Inggris, satu Perancis, Enam Malaysia, Empat Jerman, dua Amerika dan dua dari Quebec Kanada serta sisanya orang Indonesia) dan 12 awak kabin.Baca juga: Hanya Empat Penumpang Selamat, Tragedi JAL 123 Kecelakaan Udara Terburuk di JepangKilas balik pada saat itu, GA152 berangkat pukul 11.30 WIB dari Bandara Internasional Soekarno-Hatta dan dijadwalkan tiba pukul 13.58 di Medan. Pesawat ini jatuh sekitar 32 km dari Bandara Polonia dan 45 km dari Kota Medan ketika hendak mendarat di Bandara Polonia sekitar pukul 13.18 WIB.last_img

Tennis star Murray becomes father

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first_img Andy Murray KEYWORDS London – Former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has joined the fathers’ club at the top of men’s tennis after his wife Kim gave birth to a daughter at the weekend.Media reports said Kim gave birth to a baby girl. Messages of congratulations flooded in on Twitter. World No. 2 Murray, 28, joins top-ranked Novak Djokovic, 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer and reigning French Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka, who all juggle top-flight tennis with parental duties.Federer has fathered two sets of twins.While Murray has yet to officially announce the birth, his paternal grandmother Ellen Murray was quoted in the Daily Telegraph on Tuesday, saying: “Andy phoned yesterday and said ‘congratulations, you’re a great granny.’ “Murray, who won Wimbledon in 2013, was beaten by Djokovic in the Australian Open final nine days ago before catching the first flight home. center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img

Miyazato plans to put away clubs for good at end of season

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first_img RELATED PHOTOS KEYWORDS Ai Miyazato | AP The youngest member of a golfing family from Okinawa, Miyazato shot to stardom in her rookie season in 2004, winning five Japanese LPGA Tour titles and becoming the first teenager on either the men’s or women’s domestic circuit to earn ¥100 million in one season.A year earlier she became the first amateur player in 30 years to win on the pro circuit at the Dunlop Ladies tournament.In February 2005, Miyazato represented Japan along with Rui Kitada and won the inaugural Women’s World Cup of Golf.She joined the LPGA Tour in 2006 and earned her first win in her fourth season at the 2009 Evian Masters in France, defeating Sophie Gustafson in a sudden-death playoff.In 2010, she won five tournaments on the LPGA Tour and rose to No. 1 in the world rankings.Her last victory on the LPGA Tour came at the NW Arkansas Championship in 2012.Miyazato’s best finishes in major tournaments were third at the Women’s PGA Championship (2006, 2010) and the Women’s British Open (2009). Ai Miyazato, LPGA center_img Former women’s world No.1 Ai Miyazato, a nine-time winner on the U.S. LPGA Tour, will retire at the end of this season, her management team said on Friday.The 31-year-old will hold a news conference on Monday to announce her decision. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img