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first_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ St. Philip’s, Tucson, calls Robert J. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Parish, Tucson, Arizona, is pleased to announce that they have called a new rector, the Rev. Robert J. Hendrickson III. This is the culmination of a transition process that began in April 2015, when the previous rector, the Rev. Canon John E. Kitagawa, announced his intention to retire on July 31 of that year.Hendrickson comes to St. Philip’s after serving for three years as the sub dean and acting dean of St. John’s Cathedral in Denver, Colorado. He was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the cathedral’s ministries and worship, cathedral administration, and the development of new mission initiatives. As sub dean, Hendrickson oversaw the work of the 19 lay professionals who work in communications, finance, administration, music, and formation. In addition to the lay staff, Hendrickson oversaw and coordinated the programmatic work of three canons and the curate.He attended General Theological Seminary in New York, was ordained to the priesthood in 2011, and served as a curate at Christ Church, New Haven, Connecticut. There he started the Saint Hilda’s House and Ascension House intentional communities in which as many as 22 young adults a year worked and prayed together for the good of the poor in the city. He has also worked with the ecumenical office of the Episcopal Church, co-founded the Society of Catholic Priests of the Episcopal Church, and recently completed a book on young adult ministry titled Yearning: Authentic Transformation, Young Adults, and the Church. He is currently working on two separate books: one on mission titled Broken and Blessed: Sacraments and Service in the Church and Sacramental Leadership: Making Christ Known in Our Parish Culture.Hendrickson’s proudest achievement at St. John’s was his leadership in the partnership that is constructing permanent housing on the cathedral’s property for 52 formerly homeless individuals. The groundbreaking took place on June 5.Hendrickson attended Cornell University, studying Chinese language, and Beijing Foreign Studies University, studying Chinese language and Modern Chinese History. His undergraduate work was in international studies at the Croft Institute at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). Prior to ordained ministry, Hendrickson was the corporate communications director for Brooks Brothers, leading the creative staff in producing catalogs, web site design, and internal communications.He is married to Dr. Karrie Cummings Hendrickson, who is a researcher for Yale-New Haven Hospital. They have two sons, Nikolas (age 5) and Brayden (age 2).The Hendricksons are thrilled to be coming to Tucson. “Karrie and I cannot begin to express the excitement we are feeling as we prepare to minister alongside you all in the city of Tucson. ‘The holiness of beauty’ has proved true in every way in our walk with you through this discernment. The space is gorgeous, the building evocative, and the grounds stunning. Yet it was none of these things that truly drew us — the real beauty here is the people we have met. Your faith, generosity of spirit, joy, and genuine loving-kindness are a joy to us. Sometimes, in the midst of the many changes and chances in this life, it can be hard to imagine that God is working something miraculous for us. Then you meet a friend, find a place, or hear a word that lets you see and know that all shall be well — that God is taking our whole lives and our too few days and blessing us without ceasing. This has been our experience of St. Philip’s — we have met friends and found a place and heard from you the kind of faith and compassion that will make it a blessing to us and, more importantly, that will be the rich ground where we will meet and bless so many in this city. May God add his blessing to all the work and worship that we will offer in his name at St. Philip’s for years to come!” Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PAlast_img read more

Haus Walde / Gogl Architekten

first_imgCopyHouses•Kitzbühel, Austria Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/363844/haus-walde-gogl-architekten Clipboard Austria Photographs Area:  383 m² Area:  383 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Mario Webhofer+ 20 Share Haus Walde / Gogl Architekten Architects: Gogl Architekten Area Area of this architecture project Haus Walde / Gogl ArchitektenSave this projectSaveHaus Walde / Gogl Architekten 2012 Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/363844/haus-walde-gogl-architekten Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeGogl ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKitzbühelHousesAustriaPublished on April 24, 2013Cite: “Haus Walde / Gogl Architekten” 24 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily “COPY” 2012 Year:  Year:  photographs:  Mario WebhoferPhotographs:  Mario WebhoferSave this picture!© Mario WebhoferText description provided by the architects. The client requested an open, light-filled room with the garden and the beautiful backdrop of the Kitzbühl Alps integrated into the living space. Save this picture!© Mario WebhoferThe site is located on a north-facing slope, bordered on its western edge by a stream and a path, on its southern edge by a street and on its eastern and northern edges by neighbouring sites with freestanding buildings. The access road to the site is simultaneous with the street on the southern side. There is a listed building in the eastern half of the site, which had to remain unaltered. The biggest challenges were positioning the new construction on a difficult slope, the narrowness of the site and the architectural conflict with the existing house. Save this picture!© Mario WebhoferSpatial concept: The new building is consciously presented as a contemporary counterpoint to the old house. Both buildings stand independently of each other as examples of construction from different epochs. Save this picture!© Mario WebhoferWe attempted to adapt the new construction to the topography of the site and to embed it as well as possible into the terrain, at the same time making maximum use of the building regulations. The changes of level in all three storeys, which are adapted to the terrain, create differentiated zones while maintaining the open plan. A long wall of natural stone on the slope side gives the residents ‘backing’ from behind. The large-scale glazing, facing south towards the valley, opens up varied views on the wonderful backdrop of the Kitzbühler Alps. Moveable facade elements of wood ensure a feeling of spatial openness, while at the same time safeguarding the private sphere of the residents. The multi-layered structure of the facade and the interlaced rooms result in a complex spatial experience. The central element of the ground floor is an open fireplace which sends surplus heat to the geothermal heat pump and creates a cosy atmosphere. Save this picture!© Mario WebhoferAs a modern contrast to the earthly materials of wood and natural stone, the ceiling in the ground floor is made of exposed concrete. In the bedrooms, oak wood dominates the floors and the ceilings. The terraced roofs with their broad projecting canopies give the building the character of an open structure embedded in the landscape with a panel-like form. The interconnected inner rooms are further enlarged by generous terraces without thresholds. The west-facing terrace, which enlarges the living area, ‘sways’ over the stream along the western edge of the site and thus makes optimal use of the limited space. The roof of the carport (which aligns with the street) is transformed into part of the garden through planting and is not visible from within the house. The southern part of the basement is built as a living and working area and is optimally lit from the south. Save this picture!Basement PlanThe long path between the street/carport and the basement (which is lit from above), serves as an art space for pictures and sculptures.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessNovo Mesto Central Market Competition Entry / EnotaUnbuilt ProjectTechTown District Plan / Sasaki AssociatesUnbuilt Project Sharelast_img read more

Queen’s Lane Pavilion / Carney Logan Burke Architects

first_img Year:  Save this picture!© Matthew Millman+ 36Curated by Paula Pintos Share Photographs:  Matthew Millman Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Carney Logan Burke Architects Area Area of this architecture project Queen’s Lane Pavilion / Carney Logan Burke Architects Manufacturers: Reynaers Aluminium, Kohler, LG Electronics, Miele, Montigo, Subzero/Wolf, Dombracht, Sheet Metal Specialties, Willow Creek WoodworksEngineering:KL&A Inc.Consultants:Nelson Engineering, Energy 1, Helius Lighting GroupCollaborators:Kitchell Brusnighan, KWC LLCDesign Team:Eric Logan, Jeff Lawrence, Jen Mei, Leo NaegeleCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Matthew MillmanRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWoodEGGERLaminatesDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. Carney Logan Burke has collaborated with one family on a 180-acre Jackson Hole property over a period of twenty-plus years. The breadth of work — five projects in a wildlife-rich riverine ecosystem — depicts the evolution of one couple’s aesthetic: it has carved a steady arc from traditional to modern.Save this picture!© Matthew MillmanSave this picture!Save this picture!© Matthew Millman The first building, a Parkitecture-influenced log, stone, and timber lodge, anchors the compound. This was followed by an office/shop, designed in a transitional style, and a wine silo. With its interior spiral staircase and rooftop viewing platform, the silo celebrates rustic modernism through a classic agrarian form clad in oxidized steel plates and offers a dramatic sculptural expression. An iconic covered bridge came next, then the natural end point: a modernist flat-roofed glass pavilion. Conceived as a retreat for the owners, its streamlined, nature-oriented outlook makes the most of its location between two spring creeks and allows the owners, now empty-nesters, to experience their property in a whole new light. Save this picture!© Matthew MillmanThe two-bedroom guesthouse was built on the site of an older structure that predated the current owners. Because it resides within today’s minimum setback requirements, the project necessitated a two-year planning process with Teton County and conscientious consideration of wildlife, waterways and trees. Architect Eric Logan, who designed all five structures, followed the exact footprint of the original building. An L-shape, the short section houses the garage, while the longer section encompasses the bedrooms and a graciously scaled open plan living/kitchen/dining space. There, an ethereal airiness is achieved from window walls on the longer north and south sides balanced by masses of white at either end of the long room. The fireplace anchors one end, the kitchen the other; with openings on either side of each, both masses float between the walls. Beyond those masses lie the bedrooms, each glassed-in area designed as its own private nature experience. White oak floors and ceilings warm and ground the entire home.Save this picture!© Matthew MillmanWith the addition of deep protective overhangs, minimalist patios that merge into the landscape and a pierced steel curtain, the house becomes an art piece. These metal sheets, cut to a pattern derived from a photo of the surrounding cottonwood grove, modulate the views and cast interesting shadows inside the home. From the outside, they soften the glass expanses, offer aesthetic interest, and give the building a patina that ties it to the wine silo while lending it a natural appearance in the landscape.Save this picture!© Matthew MillmanThe structure relates to its neighbors, yet inhabits its own micro-ecosystem on the property; the owners’ two decades of habitat enhancement projects has created a thriving fishery and miniature wildlife refuge frequented by elk, eagles, moose, deer and coyotes. With necessities such as laundry located in the lodge, the home is free to express its essence. The influence of the water, the protection of the cottonwoods, and the simplicity of the building (from a distance, it is perceived as one line in the landscape) align in a special moment on the property. This serene glass pavilion — modernist wildlife viewing blind during the day, luminous lantern amidst the trees at night, comfortable retreat at all hours — is a fitting tribute to that moment.Save this picture!© Matthew MillmanProject gallerySee allShow lessHillside View / ARRCCSelected ProjectsWaterloo Residence / APPAREIL architectureSelected Projects Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/915910/queens-lane-pavilion-carney-logan-burke-architects Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•United States ArchDailycenter_img Photographs “COPY” Area:  3360 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2018 Queen’s Lane Pavilion / Carney Logan Burke ArchitectsSave this projectSaveQueen’s Lane Pavilion / Carney Logan Burke Architects United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/915910/queens-lane-pavilion-carney-logan-burke-architects Clipboard Houses CopyAbout this officeCarney Logan Burke ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesUnited StatesPublished on April 29, 2019Cite: “Queen’s Lane Pavilion / Carney Logan Burke Architects” 29 Apr 2019. 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Researchers in Fundraising Winter Conference 2009

first_imgThe Researchers in Fundraising winter conference is on Monday 2nd November at the Royal Over-Seas League in London.For further details and a booking form please go to www.rif-uk.org/ and click on Forthcoming Events and then Winter Conference 2009.Speakers include the financial journalist Martin Tomkinson, who helped to compile the Mail on Sunday’s Rich List from 2000 to 2004 and The Sunday Times Rich List from 2005 onwards. He will be speaking about calculating wealth, especially liquid wealth. Advertisement Researchers in Fundraising Winter Conference 2009 Tagged with: Prospect research About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Other speakers include Sacha Tremain, Rob Grimes (The National Trust) and Mair Bosworth (ActionAid), speaking on the fundraiser/researcher relationship.For the first time the conference will be split into two parts, with Matt Ide and Finbar Cullen speaking about the fundamentals of prospect research (for those new to prospect research) and Holly Cranage and Helen Carpenter of NSPCC’s highly respected prospect research team speaking on how to drive fundraising in your organisation and manage prospect relationships.The conference is sponsored by Factary who will be officially launching Factary Phi, undoubtedly one of the most exciting new products for fundraisers and researchers for many years.At only £30 (£25 for IoF members) the conference is excellent value for money compared to other one-day conferences and promises to have something for everyone, from newbie researcher up to experienced professional.As usual, there will be numerous networking opportunities and an expert panel in the afternoon to answer any research queries you may have.All researchers, major gift fundraisers, and general fundraisers welcome.See you there!Mathew IredaleChair, Researchers in Fundraising Howard Lake | 14 October 2009 | News  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Farm Bill Conference Committee Gets to Work

first_img Facebook Twitter Farm Bill conference meetsIn the first 2013 farm bill conference committee meeting Wednesday, there was a very positive feel among the conferees, happy to finally be at the conference table and ready to reach compromise and ultimately a bill. Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee is Democrat Collin Peterson from Minnesota.“I think that we’ve got a good group of conferees and I know that everybody is committed to finishing the job,” he said. “We’ve been working on this bill for so long that I think we’re actually at the point where most of the staff work has been done, and really it’s time for the members now to start making the compromises necessary to put this bill together so it can be defended and clearly explained to our colleagues and the general public.”Republican Frank Lucas from Oklahoma is the Chairman of the House Ag Committee. He asked his fellow conferees to get a passable bill ironed out and quicker than the process has been to date.“It took us years to get here, but we are here. It may takes days and weeks perhaps to finish crafting what we’ll call the 2013 farm bill in popular discussion at the coffee shops, but we can do it. We have to do it. We have a responsibility to do it. With that I simply say to my colleagues, let’s not take years to get it done.”The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP, or food stamps will present challenges for the conferees. Both the Senate and House bills provide for cuts in the program, but over 10 years there is a $35 billion difference between the two. But Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, the Senate Ag Committee chair says there is some common ground in the two bills.“Our bill represents the biggest reforms to agriculture policy in decades. Along with the House it ends direct payments. We tightened payment limits, modernized dairy policy, stopped people who aren’t actively engaged in farming from getting taxpayer subsidies, and the Senate agrees with the House that our focus should be on reforming and strengthening crop insurance. We’ve heard from the beginning that risk management was the key priority for our farmers and our ranchers all across the country.”Still there will need to be a lot of negotiating on issues like SNAP cuts and Country of Origin Labeling, among others.The Senate conferees include:Democrats:Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture CommitteeSen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT)Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT)Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO)Republicans:Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture CommitteeSen. Pat Roberts (R-KS)Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)Sen. John Boozman (R-AR)Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND)The House conferees include:Republicans:House Committee on Agriculture conferees:Rep. Frank D. Lucas (R-OK), Chairman of the House Agriculture CommitteeRep. Steve King (R-IA)Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX)Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL)Rep. K. Michael Conaway (R-TX)Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA)Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA)Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR)Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL)Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD)Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA)Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL)Leadership conferee:Rep. Steve Southerland (R-FL)House Foreign Affairs Committee conferees:Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), ChairmanRep. Tom Marino (R-PA)House Ways & Means Committee conferees:Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), ChairmanRep. Sam Johnson (R-TX)Democrats:House Committee on Agriculture conferees:Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN), Ranking Member of House Agriculture CommitteeRep. Mike McIntyre (D-NC)Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA)Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN)Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR)Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA)Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA)Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod (D-CA)Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX)Leadership conferee:Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH)House Foreign Affairs Committee conferee:Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), Ranking MemberHouse Ways & Means Committee conferee:Rep. Sandy Levin (D-MI), Ranking Member SHARE SHARE Previous articleSenators Hope to Allow Americans to Keep Current Health Care CoverageNext articleDon’t Remove Corn Ethanol from the Renewable Fuel Standard Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter Farm Bill Conference Committee Gets to Work Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Bill Conference Committee Gets to Work By Andy Eubank – Oct 30, 2013 last_img read more

Climate protesters swarm city centre

first_imgA group of student protesters marched through Oxford streets last Monday, demanding climate action both within the University and throughout the country.Cycling under the joint banners of Climate Rush and OUSU’s Environment and Ethics (E&E) Committee, the students were dressed as suffragettes and chanted “Deeds not words”.The choice of a bike-mounted protest was to criticise the government’s decision in promoting electric cars as a green solution and their proposals for four new coal fired power stations.Jake Colman, a member of the E&E committee, praised the demonstration, saying “Bikes, drumming, chanting and saving the planet – I can’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon!”The protests began in Wellington Square, with the protesters demanding that the Vice-Chancellor employs Sustainability Officer, a position which has been unadvertised for the past six months. They also wanted the University to follow a year-on-year emissions goals in order to meet a 20% reduction by 2020.Julia Koskella, chair of the E&E committee said, “We are asking for concrete, achievable changes in the University and town. The suffragette costumes are drawing a lot of support for our campaign – it’s a positive, engaging stunt.”After riding around the city centre, the Climate Rushers finished on Cornmarket Street to highlight the energy wastage of High Street shops which leave their lights on at night.The protesters had sent letters to each of the shops which had left their wares well-lit the night before. They asked the shop managers to “Switch Off Climate Change”, by saving energy through switching off their lights at closing time.Two shops responded, Pret à Manger and Snappy Snaps, and these were awarded with Certificates of Appreciation. Those shops which did not heed the protester’s requests were given Certificates of Disapproval.Lighting accounts for 20% of the UK’s electrical energy usage. That’sequivalent to 10 coal fired power stations, or about 73 million tonnes of CO2 per year.Lucie Kinchin, a 2nd-year Pembroke student involved in organising the protests, said she was appalled by the actions of shops who had decided not to switch off. “Lighting that advertises products to empty streets at four o’clock in themorning is not only completely unnecessary, but totally irresponsible in theface of catastrophic climate change. These companies need to switch off.”“Since climate change is happening now, positive change musthappen now.”One passer-by commented, “The certificates are a great idea! It’s a really good action, as it’s achievable and fun. Using humiliation and ridicule to get stuff done is very effective.”The University spokesperson commented on the protests, “The University upholds anyone’s right to protest, as long as that protest is carried out peacefully and within the law.”last_img read more

During an Ocean City Summer, Every Day is Flag Day

first_imgA house on 3rd Street displays Old Glory and Penn State, Ireland and Poland flags. By Tim KellyOcean City…you’re flagged!Look around town. You will see college and high school flags, seasonal flags, party flags, ethnic flags, armed services flags, and of course, Old Glory.  Flags are in full effect to make a silent tribute or a bold statement.  They are flown to display school pride and feelings of patriotism. For whatever the reason, flags have become a very popular form of expression in OC.“We have always sold a lot of American flags of all sizes,” said Dawn Wallace-Wentz of Wallace Hardware, at 8th and Atlantic.  “As far as (the other types of flags) that is a more recent trend.”When you talk about Ocean City flags, you have to talk about Pam Moran. The 3rd Street resident not only has 30 flags in her rotation at any one time, she designs and makes them herself.  When the retired teacher invited a visitor into the tidy home she shares with husband Mike recently, she was in the process of sewing an intricate floral design flag for a friend.Mike Moran with wife Pam, working on one of her flag creations.The process works like this: Pam finds a design she likes, uses a projection device to make it flag-sized, traces out a pattern for each piece of material and then sews it all together. If that’s not impressive enough: “I don’t like it when a flag’s image is backwards on the reverse side,” she said of conventional flags. To avoid that issue she actually makes two flags and sews them together. “That way the design looks the way it should no matter how (the flag flaps) in the wind.”Unlike the proud parents who display separate flags of their kids’ colleges, Pam made a single banner featuring the colors of LaSalle, Kutztown, Moravian, York and West Chester, institutions associated with children Kristin, Shane, Amanda and Ryan.Pam Moran shows of the custom college flag she made to commemorate the schools attended by her children.For July 4 and Memorial Day she flies the stars and stripes as well as her own “Land that I Love” flag featuring an Old Glory-themed heart design. An Irish-themed banner flies around St. Patrick’s Day, and Pam created flags for autumn, Christmas, Easter and just about any other design one could imagine commemorate seasons and holidays.She has a Phillies flag and “the hardest one I ever made,” an Eagles banner created for her daughter who is a huge fan of the Birds.Her children told Pam “we really need a party flag for when we are all visiting” and she responded with a striking blue pennant depicting a cocktail glass and a clock showing 5 o’clock. Most of Moran’s flag magic originates from a neatly organized sewing room. She doesn’t have a problem with the flags wearing out because she uses a protective coating on the fabric, doesn’t leave them out in foul weather, and rotates the collection frequently.“They will fade from the sun,” she said, but none of her creations have yet worn out.Pam Moran shows of the custom college flag she made to commemorate the schools attended by her children.While Pam might be the most flag-centric person in Ocean City, she’s hardly alone. Another house on her street was flying two American flags, a Penn State banner and the national flags of Ireland and Poland.Another 3rd Street resident, Nancy McKeaney, known as “Stawberry Nancy” was flying a flag reflective of her love of all things strawberry.  “I’ve been collecting strawberry-themed items for years. I found this flag on the Internet.”A Villanova fan on nearby Corinthian Ave. was flying two Villanova banners including one with “national champions” designations for the Wildcats’ NCAA titles in 1985 and 2016.On Surf Road, Deb DuPont flew Old Glory and an Army National Guard flag to honor her son John who recently completed his basic training.Wallace Hardware’s flag department offering hardware, poles and banners.At Wallace Hardware, a large portion of a wall featured a wide variety of flag poles, brackets, clips, pulleys and other associated equipment. Pirate and service branch flags were among the many flags on display.Marine Corps flags out-sell the other branches of the service, five to one,” Wallace-Wentz said. “Second most popular are the Coasties (Coast Guard) because they are local.”“We don’t sell school or NFL or major league baseball flags because they want to sell their own products in-house,” Wallace-Wentz continued. “The national flags, besides (the stars and stripes) we sell an equal number of Irish and Italian flags. Sometimes (in a blended family) somebody flies a national flag and then they have to buy a different one to keep peace in the family,” she said with a laugh.Pam Moran with her patriotic flag design.last_img read more

Greensky Bluegrass Covers Phish, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, And More In Boston [Videos/Setlist]

first_imgLast night, jam-grass favorites Greensky Bluegrass continued their current winter tour with a stop at Boston’s House of Blues, in the shadows of the Boston Red Sox’s storied home field Fenway Park. After an opening set from Portland-based quintet Fruition, Greensky took the stage for an incredible performance featuring extended versions of fan favorites like “Can’t Stop Now,” “Lose My Way,” “Kerosene,” “Living Over,” “Worried About The Weather.” The show’s second frame also showcased a slew of crowd-pleasing covers, including Bob Dylan‘s “When I Paint My Masterpiece,” Pink Floyd‘s “Time,” and Phish‘s “Chalkdust Torture.”Watch fan-shot footage of the band’s covers of “Time” and “Chalk Dust Torture” via Instagram user jock955: The official soundboard recording of the show is available for download now here.Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass | House Of Blues | Boston, MA | 1/27/17Set One: In Control. Can’t Stop Now, Lose My Way, Past My Prime, Money For Nothing, Sweetwater Sea, Demons^^, I’d Probably Kill You^^, KeroseneSet Two: When I Paint My Masterpiece**, Living Over, Room Without A Roof, Reuben’s Train, Fixing To Ruin, New Barns, Dry Country, Time^, Worried About The WeatherEncore: Chalkdust Torture*Notes: ^^Jay Cobb Anderson on guitar; *Phish cover; **Bob Dylan cover; ^Pink Floyd cover;Tonight, Greensky and Fruition will make their way to New York City for a performance at the PlayStation Theater in the heart of Times Square. For tickets, visit the band’s website.[Cover photo via ontheDL Photography]last_img read more

Harvard IT gets a reboot

first_imgLast year, Bennett Parsons took a just-the-facts approach to Harvard’s aging my.harvard student information system: He did what he had to do and got out.“As a freshman, I was fairly confused about all the different things that the old system had,” Parsons said. “Basically, whenever I had to perform a task that was in the system, I’d have to refer to the latest email that would walk you through a few steps. I’d just log in and do that one thing and then log out because I had no idea what was going on.”It’s different this fall, Parsons said, because the new my.harvard system and Web portal — which replaces and combines the functions of about 40 older systems and paper-based processes — went live on Aug. 17 after two years of development. The new system streamlines and digitizes much of the registration and enrollment process, as well as management of student information for faculty, staff, and advisers. College students can now browse and add courses to an electronic study card, access their advising network, and complete the enrollment-approval process with faculty and advisers, all in one place. While these changes are mostly logistical, the new system makes it easier and quicker for students, faculty, advisers, and staff to complete simple tasks.The old systems “were difficult, and it wasn’t all right there in front of you. I probably could have figured it out, but at the time I had other things to worry about,” Parsons said. “The good thing about the new system is that it is really very simple. Aesthetically, it’s really clear.”The ease of using the new student-information system is due in part to the focused effort and testing by students like Parsons, who interned at the Student Information System Office this summer. Faculty of Arts and Sciences Registrar Michael Burke said that hundreds of people — including many students, faculty, and advisers — collaborated on the project throughout the two-year planning and development process to create a system to fit Harvard’s needs.“We’ve brought it all under one portal,” Burke said of the older systems my.harvard replaced. “I’m pretty thrilled, honestly.”Burke said new functionality will continue to be added through the semester, as different phases of the academic year unfold, including shopping period, course registration, declaring concentrations, and student advising.More changes on the wayMy.harvard is just part of a significant revamp of the University’s academic and administrative IT systems launching this fall, starting in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The University also has replaced its course website platforms with Canvas, an open-source learning-management system. In November, HarvardKey will come online, allowing Harvard community members to access email, applications, and resources across the University with a single login name and password, instead of the multiple login combinations required today.Jim Waldo, Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Computer Science and Harvard’s chief technology officer, echoed Parsons’ enthusiasm when talking about Canvas. Waldo, who has been using the platform for several years, said it streamlines the administrative side of running a class, allowing more focus on actual teaching.Waldo said Canvas is much more than an application that builds course websites. He said it is a learning-management system that, among other things, allows faculty members to upload course materials, post videos, set up quizzes and course modules, record attendance, grade assignments, set up course calendars, and even conduct online chats and forums. Functions are interlinked so that, for example, a change made to the syllabus automatically shows up on the calendar.“It is a course-site platform and a lot more,” Waldo said. “Once you get used to it, you’re not going to go back.”Waldo said he’s taken advantage of new Canvas functionality each year he’s used it, and every time he wonders why he didn’t do it sooner.Harvard Vice President and Chief Information Officer Anne Margulies said the new systems are part of a dramatic, University-wide technology renewal whose aim is to enhance security even as it allows students and faculty to spend less time on administrative tasks and more on their core goal at Harvard: teaching and learning.“Those three — Canvas, my.harvard, and HarvardKey — all together will have a dramatic impact on the entire community in a positive way,” Margulies said. “They’re going to ultimately make it easier for faculty and students to manage their academic life here and make it more secure.”The older systems being replaced often were written specifically for Harvard, and had limited interoperability, Margulies said. The new systems were created through the efforts of thousands of people, from registrars to IT staffers to faculty members and students. The technology renewal, an initiative by Harvard’s council of chief information officers, also will be more secure, an important factor as hackers become increasingly sophisticated and aggressive.“All three of those major systems are seriously old. Each system is made up of multiple patchwork systems. We’ve been on borrowed time,” Margulies said. “The most dramatic is the old my.harvard … We’ve gotten our money’s worth.”Better information securityIn addition to bringing efficiency to day-to-day operations, each of the new technologies will provide significantly better information-security protection, which is critical, Margulies said, because of the increasing volume of attacks against Harvard’s websites and computer systems. Higher education, she said, has become the field most frequently targeted by hackers. With Harvard’s name so prominent in higher education, Margulies said it’s not a stretch to think that the University is among the most targeted places in the most targeted industry. Harvard takes seriously its obligation to guard the personal data of students, faculty, and staff, she said.Bumps in the roadThough the new systems have been designed for ease of use, some adjustment is inevitable. Margulies acknowledged that there will be a learning curve as users get used to the new applications, and as developers continue to work out bugs in the service. She said there are several ways for the Harvard community to get help and report problems — from expanded IT help desk coverage, to mobile IT support teams stationed around campus, to personal help from local experts.“We’re trying to use every tool in the toolkit to help them use these new systems,” Margulies said. “Simple things were hard to do [with the old systems]. We’re trying to make simple things simple to do, and even hard things simple to do.”last_img read more

Anthropology with a family touch

first_imgAfter loading the four huge vehicles with petrol drums, spare auto parts, barrels of water, crates of canned food, medicines, notebooks, rifles, film, and photographic equipment, the Cambridge, Massachusetts, couple, their two children, and an expedition team slowly caravanned into the desert. It was June 1951 — winter in South West Africa — and so cold that their blankets froze stiff in the night frost, so hot their radiators boiled over by day.— Ilisa Barbash, “Where the Roads All End: Photography and Anthropology in the Kalahari” (Peabody Museum Press, 2016) It was the second of eight expeditions by the Marshall family to the Kalahari region of what is now Namibia, and the start of a photographic experiment that became one of the most holistic efforts to document the cultures of Southwest Africa’s indigenous hunter-gatherers.“The Marshalls were not the first to do this work, but they were the best,” says Peabody Museum curator of visual anthropology Ilisa Barbash. Her exhibition, “Kalahari Perspectives: Anthropology, Photography, and the Marshall Family,” which includes more than 40 images from the family’s expeditions, is on view at Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology through March 31.Sensing the hunter-gatherer way of life was on the verge of disappearing due to colonial expansion and Westernization, Laurence Marshall, a physicist and retired co-founder of Raytheon, proposed to the Peabody a comprehensive ethnographic study. His expeditions from 1950 to 1961 with his wife, Lorna, and their teenage children, Elizabeth and John, yielded 40,000 images that showed Ju/’hoan and /Gwi men, women, and children at work and play, revealing their culture as well as their humanity.,Previously, the groups then widely known as “bushmen,” a collective name for hunter-gatherer peoples now seen as pejorative, had been depicted as primitive, romantic, or exotic. As they got to know their subjects, the Marshalls’ images became ever more dynamic and intimate, with the Ju/’hoansi appearing as individuals rather than as anthropological specimens.The Peabody exhibit also features two new visual projects about contemporary Kalahari peoples. In addition, the museum will screen John Marshall’s documentary film “N!ai, the Story of a !Kung Woman” at 6 p.m. Oct. 11 followed by a panel discussion.,“The Marshalls planned a pure study that could be used then and in the future,” Barbash said. “And this is amazing — they learned on the fly. None of them had formal training in film or anthropology. Fortunately, Laurence Marshall was such a good organizer that he was able to keep his family alive in the desert, by calculating how much water was needed, and figuring out where to leave gas cans in the Kalahari.”last_img read more