Indonesia facing double disaster

first_img Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 26 October 2010 8:46 pm More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDiscovery23+ Sports Stadiums Around the World That Are Abandoned NowDiscoveryMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald KCS-content center_img Indonesia is facing the double disaster of a volcanic eruption and a tsunami. Yesterday’s eruption of Mount Merapi killed at least 18 perople and forced thousands to flee their homes as the volcano spewed burning ash above the island of Java. About 1,300 km west, rescuers raced for Indonesia’s Mentawai islands, which was hit by an earthquake on Monday night. At least 113 died and more than 500 are missing after 3m waves swept away hundreds of homes. whatsapp Indonesia facing double disaster Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

UBS CHIEF’S MOUNTAIN MISSION IMPOSSIBLE

first_img More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com UBS CHIEF’S MOUNTAIN MISSION IMPOSSIBLE Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 12 April 2011 7:18 pm IT’S NOT every day The Capitalist finds herself talking to a senior banker as he shelters from the wind halfway up the world’s tallest mountain.But yesterday that was exactly the scenario for an interview with David Tait, managing director of macro directional trading at UBS Investment Bank, as he prepares to embark on his most “stupid and dangerous” mission yet – climbing Everest without oxygen.“I only take calculated risks, but this one is more ludicrous than calculated,” said Tait, speaking from Base Camp at 5,250m in Nepal ahead of a four-stage ascent to acclimatise him for tackling the 8,950m summit in late May.Tait has scaled Everest three times before in a hat-trick for his two charities the NSPCC and the Child’s i Foundation – but without supplementary oxygen, the climb is “harder to the power of ten”, with a greater chance of developing hypothermia or cerebral edema, the potentially fatal swelling of the brain.Despite the risks, Tait insisted he had to up the stakes to “capture people’s imagination”, not to mention the personal challenge of pitting himself against “virtually impossible odds”.No corporates are willing to be associated with the oxygenless expedition however – even though Tait has tried “all the people who wouldn’t mind if I died up there”. “Even B&Q sponsored Ellen MacArthur when she sailed solo around the world,” he complained.MATCH MAKERTHE entire Cabinet and most of the Shadow Cabinet have signed up to Robert Peston’s new matchmaking service, but he won’t be happy until he has 1,000 “leaders in their fields” on his books.The BBC business editor had the idea for his new introductions venture after noticing that none of the requests he received to speak to schoolchildren came from “the kind of comprehensive school I went to”. He said: “State schools don’t have the time, the resources or the contacts to approach prominent people, so I decided to make things easier for them.”The result is the Speakers for Schools scheme, due to launch this autumn, which will matchmake experts from the arts, science, humanities, politics and business with schools in disadvantaged areas. So far, 203 members of Peston’s contacts book have agreed to give at least one talk per year, including Carphone Warehouse boss Charles Dunstone, Stuart Rose, the former chairman of M&S, and his successor Robert Swannell (pictured below left).So what will Peston talk about? “Globalisation and the economic challenges facing the UK,” he said. “The point is to encourage kids to aim a bit higher.”STICKY WICKETHERE’S Paul Farrant, director of JM Finn & Co as you haven’t seen him before (above), batting above his average with the former England wicket keeper Alec Stewart.Farrant, known as one of the City’s biggest cricket fans, assures The Capitalist the signing of the Surrey and England professional as the wealth management firm’s new brand ambassador had nothing to do with securing free tickets for Lords this summer and everything to do with “championing the firm’s values of a strong team culture and independence of thought”. Whatever you say, Paul. Share whatsapp Tags: NULL KCS-content whatsapplast_img read more

Stock market crash: I’d follow Warren Buffett to get rich

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 31st October, 2020 Rupert Hargreaves owns shares in Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Stock market crash: I’d follow Warren Buffett to get rich Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Image source: The Motley Fool Warren Buffett has made a considerable fortune investing in the stock market. His performance has earned him the reputation of being one of the best investors of all time. And he’s made most of his money when others have been running scared. That’s why I think it’s worth following Buffett’s advice to take advantage of the recent stock market crash. Warren Buffett’s most important traitBuying investments in the middle of a stock market crash can seem like a daunting idea. No one wants to see their hard-earned money evaporate overnight. But this is just the approach Buffett has used many times over the years to get rich. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The investor’s secret is to be greedy when others are fearful. He has a list of stocks he’d like to buy and then waits until they’re on offer before he takes the plunge. This approach requires patience. But, as we can see from Buffett’s performance over the past few decades, it can produce tremendous returns. Therefore, I think one would benefit from following the billionaire investor’s strategy. Waiting is only part of the approach. Finding stocks is equally as important. Here he’s excelled as well. He’s been invested in some of the best-performing stocks of all-time, and that wasn’t by accident. Finding stock market crash bargainsBuffett will only invest in companies that he knows and understands. That means he tends to stick with high-quality blue-chip companies, which have world-leading brands and economies of scale. I don’t think he’s ever invested in an unknown mining minnow or small-cap biotech stock. These latter companies can be highly risky and, more often than not, investors end up losing money. Buffett wants to avoid losing money at all costs. That’s why he stays away from risky businesses. In my opinion, no one can go wrong following the same approach. High-quality blue-chip stocks such as Unilever and Reckitt Benckiser may not offer the sort of multi-bagger potential as some AIM-listed small-caps. However, they have a long track record of producing steady positive returns for investors.If investors are erious about building wealth and getting rich, I believe it’s better to seek out steady positive returns over the long term, rather than sudden profits, or the potential for large losses. The bottom lineBuffett has made a fortune buying stocks at depressed levels. He looks for the market’s best companies. And then waits for the perfect  opportunity to buy these stocks.Anyone can follow this approach. By focusing on companies such as Unilever, and waiting for the right opportunity to buy after a stock market crash, one could potentially generate large total returns in the long term. This may help you build a sizable financial nest egg.Avoiding losses is just as important as making money for to those wishing to get rich. So investing in high-quality blue-chip companies means the potential for a massive capital loss is relatively low.  There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it!last_img read more

Top 14 Round Two – Best of the weekend wrap-up

first_imgMonday Aug 27, 2012 Top 14 Round Two – Best of the weekend wrap-up After two rounds of the French Top 14 it’s the usual suspects at the top of the table, but that’s not to say the second round wasn’t without surprises. Here is a quick wrap-up of the best of the action, which includes a whole host of big collisions and great play. Our weekend highlights package starts with a bang as we look at the eventful game between Bordeaux-Beglex and Perpignan, and specifically a huge charge from Henry Tuilagi.The match wasn’t without incident as four players were shown yellow cards, with some of those included here. The home side grabbed the upset win thanks to a try scored by Andrew Mailei.One of our regular contributors was in Paris to watch Racing Metro play Toulon, a game that resulted in an away win for the latter, thanks to a late Jonny Wilikinson penalty. It also featured some excellent tries, scored by Virimi Vakatawa for the home side, and Matt Giteau for Toulon.Alexis Pallison was unfortunately knocked out just short of full time, and had to leave the field on a stretcher. He was taken to hospital for scans but will be okay, despite the horrific clash.Montpellier beat Clermont 13-8 but the latter almost scored one of the tries of the season, which also would have been the winner as time was effectively up.Elsewhere, Zee Ngwenya scored for Biarritz as they beat Agen 25-22, and Toulouse beat Mont-de-Marsan 37-22, despite trailing 19-17 at halftime.If you saw anything else that you think should be featured, please get in touch with a requestADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

County Durham Community Foundation receives £1m donation

County Durham Community Foundation receives £1m donation 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. Howard Lake | 7 September 2012 | News  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Investment banker Jonathan Ruffer and his wife Jane have donated £1 million to the County Durham Community Foundation to help tackle social deprivation and create jobs in the area. This is the largest single donation that the Foundation has received in its 17 year history.The Ruffers did not attach any conditions to the grant, such as indicating how it should be spent. Although no grantmaking details have been announced, it is expected that grants from the donation will be available to community groups and individuals, and will be for small amounts.The Ruffers have already shown their commitment to the area by donating £15 million to save the 12 Zurbaran paintings from leaving Bishop Auckland, and they are also funding the restoration of Auckland Castle.www.cdcf.org.uk Tagged with: Major gift North East AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

Threats against Hong Kong Free Press

first_img Follow the news on Hong Kong Organisation Hong KongAsia – Pacific ViolenceFreedom of expressionInternet Receive email alerts In order to bypass journalists, Hong Kong Chief Executive launches her own talk show on public television May 26, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the authorities in Hong Kong to investigate the threats that have been made against the Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP), an independent, non-profit news website based in the former British colony. April 29, 2021 Find out more October 4, 2017 – Updated on October 14, 2017 Threats against Hong Kong Free Press RSF_en News May 28, 2021 Find out morecenter_img to go further News Hong Kong: RSF appeals to the UN to act for the release of Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai HKFP co-founder and editor-in-chief Tom Grundy, his family and HKFP staff members recently received letters containing threats. One was sent to the address of Grundy’s family in the United Kingdom, which is “not easy to find,” Grundy said.”We have no tolerance for threats, nor will we allow them to affect our work,” Grundy stressed.“These threats against journalists and their families are unacceptable and require a response,” said Cédric Alviani, the head of RSF’s East Asia bureau. “We call on the authorities in Hong Kong to identify those responsible for this criminal behaviour and to punish them without delay.”HKFP was created “as a direct response to the press freedom issues facing the city,” its founders say. It was launched in the summer of 2015 after a crowdfunding campaign gathered four times the anticipated amount, indicating a strong level of public interest amid Beijing’s growing meddling in the local media.After operating for two years, HKFP claims to have published 9,500 stories and to have 1 million pageviews a month.Hong Kong has plunged in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index in the past two decades, and is now ranked 73rd out of 180 countries. It was ranked 18th in 2002, the year the Index was created. Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK): Patrick Li, Director of Broadcasting or political commissar? Hong KongAsia – Pacific ViolenceFreedom of expressionInternet PHOTO: HONG KONG FREE PRESS News News Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Photo Gallery: An update on some of the biggest construction projects around Ithaca

first_img Cornell North Campus Residential Expansion The goals of the $1.5 million project are to meet Ford’s revised corporate standards and customer experience requirements, and improve interior circulation while expanding the Ford/Lincoln sales area. Included are new sales and staff offices, a new showroom, a new customer service/waiting area, new restrooms and everything restyled inside and out to reflect Ford’s latest corporate branding. On the outside, new striping, LED lighting and landscaping will be deployed, along with 311 parking/sales spaces. To quote the project’s approved construction application, “(t)his will transform the exterior appearance of the building making the exterior of this “utilitarian” car dealership into a modern, contemporary car showroom and service center.” We’re pretty much looking at the full scale of the building now, except from the mechanical penthouse on the roof (mechanical penthouses are generally not considered to be a part of building height because they’re not habitable space). Concrete pours have been completed on all 12 floors, and fireproofing is up to the 11th floor, with interior stud walls and initial utilities rough-ins underway on the lower levels. The fireproofing is being done by J&A Plastering and Stucco of Syracuse – click here to see some of their on-site crew in action. In a Facebook post, general contractor Hayner Hoyt states the project still contains 24 studio housing units that are geared towards Cornell faculty and staff. It’s not 100% clear at this point who the target market is; it may have changed from MBA students to visiting faculty and staff like its counterpart the College Townhouse at 119-125 College Avenue. ITHACA, N.Y. — It’s a nice, sunny Monday. Many of you are stuck inside. Feel free to spend a few minutes with us as you wait for your chance to get out there and enjoy that sunshine. On the Commons-facing side, some fiberglass mat sheathing has been attached to the exterior stud walls – it may look rather ungainly now with the monolithic street face, but the variations in the facade will help, as they change up materials and patterning to create the impression of individual buildings with a less imposing scale. 119-125 College Avenue Complimentary features will include bicycles available to guests, an airport/college shuttle for guests, free Wi-Fi, 55″ TVs, built-in refrigerator drawers, bathrobes and socks in the suites, filtered water stations on every floor, serviced and to-go breakfasts, and two meeting rooms for up to fifty guests. The hotel will welcome animal guests weighing 50 pounds or less. A full list of features and amenities is here. As noted by a few different news outlets including the Voice, the tower crane for Harold’s Square on the Commons has been taken apart and removed from the site now that the structural steel is complete. This work required about five days, the temporary clearing of some street level fixtures, and a deconstructing crane. With that piece of news, 14850.com’s Rachel Cera wins the blue ribbon for best title: “Crane-deconstructing crane coming to deconstruct construction crane on the Commons”. The formal topping off ceremony was June 27. With tax abatement approvals in hand, construction on the 67-unit Library Place project is set to move forward. According to the project website, 20 steel test piles have been driven into the ground to verify the correct depth to the subsurface layer that will support the weight of the structure (the library’s foundation is being reused, but the new 4-story building is heavier and has additional load-bearing needs). According to project partner Elizabeth Classen Ambrose, that has gone off without a hitch, and the remaining 60 piles are being delivered and driven into the ground, with pile-driving work to wrap up around Labor Day. This is somewhat later in the year than first anticipated. Saving the biggest for last. So it begins. Cornell has started demolition and site preparation for the first of its two North Campus dorm sites. When all is said and done, this site will house two buildings, a dining hall, and about 800 sophomores. The other site, which will provide 1,200 freshmen their home away from home, has yet to start site prep, but the plan is do start clearing the site for buildings 3, 4, and 5 later this year The 50-year-old time capsule from the Old Library was recovered and opened in a public ceremony; in case you missed it, coverage of the time capsule and its contents can be found here. Hilton Canopy Hotel Tagged: 119-125 College Avenue, 238 Linden Avenue, construction, Harold’s Square, hilton canopy hotel, maguire ford lincoln, Photo Gallery For this month’s construction photo roundup, we’ll be looking at a mix of projects around the City of Ithaca. It looks like the pile driver in the photos below came from Ferraro Pile and Shoring Inc. of Buffalo. Some grading and surveying equipment is also scattered about the site. LeChase Construction is the general contractor for the project, and Travis Hyde Properties is the developer for the senior housing project. At this time, demolition is underway, and it looks like Bellisario Excavation and Drainage is the demo/site prep subcontractor. Much of the exterior facade has been stripped in the areas to be refaced and/or built out, and the northern wing is largely exposed thanks to the selective tear-downs. Props to the car salesmen who were working while all of this was going on. Located at 504 S. Meadow St. on the southwest side of the city, Maguire will be demolishing some of the older portions of the two-story 1980s dealership, and building new additions. The southern half of the building, used more for service, will remain largely intact from the outside, though the interior will be renovated. The northern half is where the bulk of the work is taking place. The building was 18,500 SF, with 2,265 SF proposed for demolition and 7,865 SF of additions. Doing the math, the new building will be 24,110 SF. To give an idea of what the exterior facade will look like, an example wall (seen above in the third photo) was built last year to test the materials. For what’s described to be a $175 million investment, one hopes Cornell’s project team can find ways to change the procedures or the materials now so that it doesn’t look as grubby and worn out as the example wall does. ikon.5 is the architect here as well, with a bevy of local firms playing roles in the project as well, including Trowbridge Wolf Michaels Landscape Architecture, T.G. Miller P.C. (civil engineering), and Welliver as the general contractor.center_img Right now it’d be more accurate to call it Maguire Ford-Lincoln-Nissan, but that won’t be the case much longer, as Maguire will be starting work soon on a brand new standalone Nissan dealership in the Village of Lansing. The sophomore site will be completed in August 2021, but until both sites are done (the freshman site will be finished in August 2022), it’ll serve as a surge unit as existing North Campus dormitories come offline so that they can be renovated. Between the two sites, we’re looking at about 767,400 square-feet of dormitory, dining and ancillary space – or, two put it another way, a little more than four Harold’s Squares. This is a huge project, and hundreds of construction workers will be on the site at its busiest. 238 Linden Avenue Harold’s Square The 2,000 square-foot ground-level restaurant, to be called the Strand Cafe after the theater that once stood on the site (the first proposal referred to it as “Ezra”, presumably for Ezra Cornell but probably too vague for its own good), will serve both “American fare and handcrafted cocktails” and feature a retractable garage-style door to let the outside air in on nicer days. A render of the cafe is at the end of the post. It looks like Northern Mast Climbers of Skaneateles has the subcontract for the exterior facade work, and interior furnishings (flooring, cabinetry, countertops, furniture, and appliances) will be supplied by Metzger Inc. of suburban Buffalo. LeChase took over as construction manager after the well-publicized separation between the developers and the previous construction manager, Taylor the Builders. Harold’s Square’s apartments are listed for rent online, but you can’t actually apply, and the data’s outdated anyway – it still says 108 units, but 30 microunits were eliminated for more office space. Look for a spring 2020 opening, a little sooner on the office and retail space, a little later for the apartments. Maguire Ford-Lincoln Brian Crandall Apart from exterior trim work, fixtures (awnings, decorative lighting), paving and landscaping, the hotel is practically finished from the outside. The inside appears to be pretty far along on the ground level, based on what could be discerned through the lobby windows. However, the upper floors are in a semi-assembled state, given the boxes stacked against some of the windows. John Snyder Architects of Ithaca is the project architect, and local firm Elwyn and Palmer is the structural engineer for the project. Saratoga Associates (of Saratoga Springs, fittingly) is the site and civil engineer. According to a tipster, G. M. Crisalli of Syracuse is the general contractor. We’ll start this off in Collegetown. It appears John Novarr and Phil Proujansky’s housing project on Linden Avenue is practically complete in time for the fall semester. The fiber cement and zinc panels are in place, the landscaping is nearly complete, and the inside is furnished – someone’s kitchen gets a lofty front-row center view of the street below. Oddly enough, this project has virtually no online presence, not even to advertise rentals. Granted, Executive MBA students are a very niche market, but if it weren’t for the approvals process, it would be as if this project didn’t exist. Even then, there are many differences between the built project and what the city has on file, since there there were major design changes to the project after approval was granted. As long as it doesn’t affect occupancy or go over certain space thresholds, then it’s legal. Speaking of 119-125 College Avenue, Novarr and Proujansky’s 67-unit apartment development is coming along on College Avenue. The four-story buildings are fully framed, sheathed with gypsum panels, and coated in a waterproof barrier. Atop the barrier, the construction team is attaching steel clips and rails that will be used to attach the fiber cement and zinc panels, both of which are a similar hue to those at the 238 Linden project – they use the same architect, ikon.5 of Princeton. Red corrugated metal accents along the window frame give the project some visual interest, as do the curvaceous steel-framed window bump-outs. The stainless steel panel at the front will host the building address number and highlight the main entrances. These mimic townhouses from the front and the buildings were more townhouse-like before the changes in the fire code rendered the old design unusable, but they’re essentially traditional apartment buildings with a design twist. Many but not all of the windows have been fitted, and interior buildout (mechanical/electrical/plumbing rough-ins) is underway. The specialty blue tape around the just-installed windows helps to seal off any potential gaps between the building structure and the aluminum frame. This project, built by Montour Falls-based Welliver and geared towards visiting faculty and staff at Cornell, seems to be on track towards a late January completion. The signage still says Summer 2019, but per Hilton’s website, reservations are being accepted for Nov. 13 onward. A hiring event for entry-level staff was held at Coltivare at the end of May. Rates for a standard room are listed as $166 during the week and $246 for weekend nights. Library Place (the Old Library site, 310-314 North Cayuga Street) Brian Crandall reports on housing and development for the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached at [email protected] More by Brian Crandalllast_img read more

Filming in library disrupts Corpus finalists

first_imgCorpus Christi College’s decision to allow filming to take place on Tuesday angered some students who are immersed in Finals revision.All College members received emails on the 16th and 21st of May from College Librarian, Joanna Snelling, warning them of the distractions. The email read, “There will be some filming in College next Monday and Tuesday, and the Library will feature heavily on Tuesday morning.“Between 8 and 9 am we will be setting up equipment and so it might not be possible to enter or leave the Library during this time (those of you already in the Library are welcome to stay, but please note that there is likely to be some noise).”The film is thought to be part of a fundraising campaign being run by the college, who hope to extend the college library in the near future.One anonymous student was enraged by the filming, and told Cherwell, “This is yet another example of the college prostituting itself to the highest bidder.”However, the College’s decision to allow the filming did not bother some students. One student told Cherwell, “As far as I am concerned, Corpus did nothing wrong here – they gave warning weeks ahead that it would be going on, it lasted for a single morning, and over half of the library was free from disturbance.”Jack Evans, a finalist, was similarly unconcerned. He said, “I picked up my books, walked ten metres to my room, and continued my work.”Gareth Langley, a Chemistry finalist, said, “The filming was a minor inconvenience, but the real story this week was Corpus Cricket Club’s first win in three years.”Corpus Christi College were unavailable for comment when contacted by Cherwell.last_img read more

Metallica Announces 34-Date U.S. Arena Tour

first_imgMetallica will bring their WorldWired Tour back on the road later this year when they embark on a 34-date run across much of North America. The outing will last well into 2019, and will take the band to many cities they missed on the 2017 leg of their tour.Metallica’s upcoming jaunt will kick off in Madison, WI on September 2nd before wrapping up in Grand Rapids, MI on March 13th, 2019. Evidently, the tour will find the band performing in a number of locales that have been off their radar for some time. According to Rolling Stone, the metal icons haven’t played in El Paso, TX, Birmingham, AL, and Sioux Falls, SD in over 25 years, while Grand Forks, ND hasn’t seen a Metallica show in more than three decades.As was the case with last year’s tour, Metallica will be hitting the road in support of their 2016 LP Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. Unlike last year’s tour, the upcoming run will feature opening sets from comedian and longtime Metallica friend/fan Jim Bruer, who will perform at a series of “Light It Up” pre-show parties before every gig. Watch Bruer riff on his friends in Metallica below:Jim Bruer On Metallica:[Video: Metallic Power]In a move that would make plenty of jam band fans salivate, Metallica, through CID Entertainment, will also be selling a limited amount of “Wherever I May Roam Black Tickets” that give fans floor access to every stop on the tour (provided they give at least 48 hours notice). Only 250 of these tickets will be sold.Pre-sale tickets for the next leg of the WorldWired Tour will go on sale February 27th, and tickets will be available to the general public at 10 am local time on March 2nd. Watch the announcement video and check out a full list of dates below.Metallica WorldWired Tour DatesSeptember 2 Madison, WI – Kohl CenterSeptember 4 Minneapolis, MN – Target CenterSeptember 6 Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank ArenaSeptember 8 Grand Forks, ND – Alerus CenterSeptember 11 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier CenterSeptember 13 Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS PlaceSeptember 15 Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel CentreOctober 16 Milwaukee, WI – Wisconsin Entertainment and Sport CenterOctober 18 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints ArenaOctober 20 State College, PA – Bryce Jordan CenterOctober 22 Charlotte, NC – Spectrum CenterOctober 27 Buffalo, NY – KeyBank CenterOctober 29 Albany, NY – Times Union CenterNovember 26 Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile ArenaNovember 28 Boise, ID – Taco Bell ArenaNovember 30 Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home ArenaDecember 2 Spokane, WA – Spokane ArenaDecember 5 Portland, OR – Moda CenterDecember 7 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 CenterDecember 9 Fresno, CA – Save Mart CenterJanuary 18, 2019 Tulsa, OK – BOK CenterJanuary 20, 2019 Little Rock, AR – Verizon ArenaJanuary 22, 2019 Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at The BJCCJanuary 24, 2019 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone ArenaJanuary 28, 2019 Raleigh, NC – PNC ArenaJanuary 30, 2019 Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank ArenaFebruary 1, 2019 Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans ArenaFebruary 28, 2019 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins CenterMarch 2, 2019 Lubbock, TX – United Supermarkets ArenaMarch 4, 2019 Wichita, KS – Intrust Bank ArenaMarch 6, 2019 Kansas City, MO @ Sprint CenterMarch 9, 2019 Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! CenterMarch 11, 2019 Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life FieldhouseMarch 13, 2019 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arenalast_img read more

A life of wisdom grown in the Amazon

first_imgOne of the world’s leading ethnobotanists was recognized this week at Harvard for his lifelong commitment to protecting the Amazon rainforest and its tribal communities. Mark Plotkin ’79, was honored in front of more than 500 guests with the Michael Shinagel Award for Service by Harvard Extension Alumni Association at its Commencement Banquet.The annual event held in Annenberg Hall, celebrates the Harvard Extension School (HES) alumni community and their accomplishments. Plotkin, who co-founded the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) in 1996, reflected on his time at Harvard as one of the most pivotal in his learning career. He previously served as Research Associate in Ethnobotanical Conservation at the Botanical Museum and has lectured on the travels of fellow Amazon explorer Richard Evans Schultes. Plotkin also co-taught the first Harvard course on rainforest conservation with Schultes at Harvard Extension.“I knew I wanted to go on this path after my very first Harvard Extension class — taught by Richard Schultes,” Plotkin said. “Schultes inspired biocultural conservation as it’s done around the world today. Inspired by his example our team has been able to improve the protection of 80 million acres of ancestral lands in the Amazon.”According to the ACT website, Plotkin “has spent almost three decades studying traditional plant use with traditional healers of tropical America.”,He has also been the Director of Plant Conservation at the World Wildlife Fund, the Vice President of Conservation International, and Research Associate at the Department of Botany of the Smithsonian Institution.The night also recognized two recent alumni with the Emerging Leader Award.The award given to Wilson Vorndick, A.L.M. ’15, currently stationed in Africa as a Commander in the Navy Reserve, was accepted on his behalf by his father Bill Vorndick. Since graduating from Harvard Extension School, Vorndick has leveraged his expertise in China and advanced technologies on the Joint Staff, which advises the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon. He also co-founded the Washington, D.C. area Harvard Veterans Alumni Organization, which raises awareness for Harvard military veterans and veteran-related issues. Vorndick shared the moment with his wife and fellow HES alumna, Aline, A.L.M. ’15.Award winner Nicolas Tejera, A.L.M. ’15, co-founded Boston-based Tolemi, a company which helps city governments manage their assets and data. Tejera and his company have helped dozens of cities across the country with their simple, user-friendly data analytics tool to help government teams trace neighborhood trends, deploy resources, and anticipate future problems.Having been inspired by years of expanding his opportunities and interacting with different cultures Dr. Plotkin left the audience with this advice: “The world is in bad shape.  Take that perseverance, that dedication that got you to Harvard and through Harvard, and use your Harvard education and degree to make the world a better place.”last_img read more