Bella Hadid’s $6.5M Soho penthouse finds a buyer

first_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Bella Hadid and 63 Greene Street (Getty, StreetEasy)That was fast: Bella Hadid’s $6.5 million Soho penthouse is now in contract, according to the New York Post. The supermodel listed the apartment just about a month ago.Hadid purchased the condo at 63 Greene Street in December 2019 for $6.1 million from Joe & the Juice founder Kaspar Basse.Read morePharrell’s Goodtime Hotel opens in Miami Beach Adam Neumann gets $22M for California estate Rob Gronkowski buys Hudson Yards home for $7M Email Address* Tags Message* Celebrity Real Estatecondo marketNYC Luxury MarketResidential Real Estatesoho Share via Shortlink Hadid’s 2,180-square-foot penthouse has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and also features a home office. It also has a 779-square-foot private roof terrace complete with hardwood floors and redbrick ceilings.ADVERTISEMENTRyan Serhant of SERHANT had the listing.Bella isn’t the only Hadid-adjacent celebrity to make real estate moves in the building: Musician Zayn Malick, who has a child with Bella’s sister Gigi, bought a different penthouse in the building in March 2018 and sold it in January 2020, according to the Post.[NYP] — Cordilia JamesContact Cordilia James Full Name*last_img read more

Halley Research Station, Antarctica: calving risks and monitoring strategies

first_imgThe British Antarctic Survey’s Halley Research Station is located on the Brunt Ice Shelf, Antarctica, where it is potentially vulnerable to calving events. Existing historical records show that the Brunt Ice Shelf is currently extended further into the Weddell Sea than it was before its last large calving event, so a new calving event may be overdue. We describe three different possible future scenarios for a large-scale calving event on Brunt Ice Shelf, and conclude that the currently most threatening scenario for the Halley Research Station is a calving event on the neighbouring Stancomb–Wills Glacier Tongue, with subsequent detrimental consequences for the stability of the Brunt Ice Shelf. Based on available data, we suggest an increasing likelihood of this scenario occurring after 2020. We furthermore describe ongoing monitoring efforts aimed at giving advanced warning of an imminent calving event.last_img read more

Martial Arts/Self-Defense Adjunct Assistant Professor

first_imgConsidering this specific position that you are applying to –where/how did you learn about this position?College DepartmentCareerBuilderChronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)Community College Registry Job Fair: OaklandCommunity College Registry Job Fair: Los AngelesCommunity College Registry Online Job BoardCommunity Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)CommunityCollegeJobsComunidadCraigslistDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationD’Primeramano MagazineEdJoinFacebook (Campaign)Facebook (Los Rios Page)GlassdoorGreater Sacramento Urban LeagueHandshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)HigheredJobsIndeedInstagramJob SitesJob JournalLatina Leadership Network of the California CommunityCollegesLinkedInLos Rios Community College District EmployeeLos Rios Community College District Human Resources EmailLos Rios Community College District WebsiteLRCCD Resource Group – API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)LRCCD Resource Group – Black Faculty & Staff Association(BFSA)LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)LRCCD Resource Group – Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)Professional NetworksSacramento Black Chamber of CommerceSacramento Asian Chamber of CommerceSacramento Builders ExchangeSacramento Hispanic Chamber of CommerceSacramento Rainbow Chamber of CommerceSacramentoWorksThe HUBTwitterYouTubeZipRecruiter Assignment Responsibilities The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time facultyteaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as neededbasis and are on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes. Application Instructions Posting NumberF00127P Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Resume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Letter of Recommendation 2Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocument Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorizeinvestigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881(if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability allpersons and organizations furnishing such information. I understandthat any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts onthis form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 orattachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. Ifyou have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minortraffic violation you are required to complete the form ‘ArrestsWhich Led to Convictions for Crime’, P-881 (you must discloseconvictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form -https://losrios.edu/docs/lrccd/employees/hr/forms/p-881.pdf – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agree Special Requirements Quicklinkhttps://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/2849 Work YearN/A Work Schedule Conditions General Responsibilities:The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean;helping students fulfill their maximum potential in masteringcourse content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining athorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teachingfield; continuing professional development; utilizing currenttechnology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standardsof professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professionalposition; assisting with articulation and curriculum developmentand review; serving on college committees and participating infaculty governance including accreditation and studentco-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities asassigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties andresponsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in thecollege faculty handbook. Posting Details Position Summary The Institution LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) AboutThe Los Rios Community College District ( LRCCD ) is the secondlargest, two-year public college district in California, servingapproximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Thedistrict’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento andEl Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano countiesand is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – AmericanRiver, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. Inaddition to each college’s main campus, the district offerseducational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, ElkGrove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart ofthe Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strongcommunities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby someof the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – LakeTahoe, Napa Valley, and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is agreat place to live and work!StrengthsThe district has approximately 4,000 employees throughout our fourcolleges and district office in dozens of different departmentsthat provide welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environments forLos Rios students, employees and community partners. Each and everydistrict and college department strives for the highest quality inall programs, services, and activities, and is focused on improvingeducational outcomes for the students we serve.Our VisionOur colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, studentsuccess centered education. Our objective is to help our studentssuccessfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want totransfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associatedegree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demandcareer fields.The Los Rios Community College District’s Human ResourcesDepartment is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring aninclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students,and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human ResourcesDepartment is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retainingdiverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’student populations. Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College Districtadjunct faculty posting are required to complete fully andsubmit:1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application(required)2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work * (graduateadvising documents and grade reports will not be accepted asunofficial transcripts). NOTE : Los Rios employees are alsorequired to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.(required)3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (recommended)4. Two letters of recommendation (recommended)5. Letter of Interest (recommended)*Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will bedisqualified. Also individuals who have completed college oruniversity course work at an institution in a country other thanthe United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreigntranscripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreigntranscript evaluation is required any time foreign course work isused to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even ifthe foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or universityin the United States.Foreign transcript evaluations ONLY accepted from AICE (Associationof International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (TheNational Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies orevaluators.Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested. Physical Demandscenter_img All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon thesuccessful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom fromtuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in theUnited States prior to the first day of work. The District mayselect additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacanciesor needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. Wheneducation is a requirement for the position, official academictranscripts from the accredited college/university must besubmitted within 60 days of hire. How and where to apply Minimum Qualifications Closing Date 1. Have a bachelor’s degree AND two years of occupational and/orprofessional experience directly related to the assignment beingtaught OR have an associate’s degree AND six years of occupationaland/or professional experience directly related to the assignmentbeing taught; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor’sCredential in the discipline area; OR, the equivalent.*2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academicsocioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexualorientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students,including those with physical or learning disabilities as itrelates to differences in learning styles.*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision mustattach details and explain how their academic preparation is theequivalent of the degrees listed above. Job Posting TitleMartial Arts/Self-Defense Adjunct Assistant Professor Department Location Open ContinuouslyYes Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. Applicationservices are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District HumanResources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of theapplication process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in duringour business hours. Submission of applications are by midnight ofthe posting closing date. Posting Date SalaryPlease see LRCCD Salary Schedules Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note Beginning and/or Ending Dates Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Total Hrs per Week/Day Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications forthis position. Select the appropriate answer.I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline aslisted on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts froman accredited college/university and/or evidence of jobexperience.)I possess a valid California Community College Credential forthis discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential withapplication.)I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and haveattached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)I have previously been granted equivalency to teach thisdiscipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach theEquivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.) Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are opencontinuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round forassignments based on college needs.last_img read more

Children Celebrate The Holiday At The Statehouse

first_imgBy Brynna SentelTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS—Nearly 400 children from three Indiana elementary schools got a taste of the Christmas holidays a little early at the annual Hoosier Holidays event at the Statehouse.With First Lady Janet Holcomb as host, the children from Acton Elementary, Western Wayne Elementary, and Towne Meadow Elementary had a chance to tour the Statehouse, which is decked out in Christmas trees and a giant wreath hanging from the third-floor balcony.“This is a great tradition in our state and we have kids join us every year from around the state to help us celebrate the holidays and kick off the holiday season,” Holcomb said.The first lady introduced the program with a brief lesson in government and history before the main event—a reading of Clement Moore’s classic “Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Douglas Carter, the superintendent of the Indiana State Police.This year’s theme was Heroes of the Heartland so first responders, police officers, firefighters and military personnel all joined to celebrate the holidays. The program was also accompanied by the Plainfield High School chorus group Les Chanteuses.Holcomb also recognized the recipients of eight Homeland Security awards that have been recently honored at the Indiana Emergency Response Conference.First responders, police and others were honored during the annual Hoosier Holidays celebration at the Statehouse. Photo by Brynna Sentel, TheStatehouseFile.com“It’s an amazing way to represent Indiana First Responders I think it means something very special to them when they do this,” said Wade Walling, fire and public safety cabinet administrator for the state fire marshal. “It lets them know the state cares about the job they are doing.”Several special guests joined the first lady at the event including Terri Stacy from WIBC, Santa and Mrs. Claus, and the first dog, Henry, who sat quietly on the stage next to the first lady.Following the ceremony, the students helped Holcomb decorate three different Christmas trees, which sit under the dome in the Statehouse and then they had a chance to tell Santa what they want for Christmas.“We love kids that’s the whole reason we do it, to protect people and to protect those kids and make sure they have a good Christmas,” Walling said. “We train and work hard to make sure they have the things they want and need and they are protected so we love kids so we are excited they are here.”FOOTNOTE:  Brynna Sentel is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.Print Friendly, PDF & EmailFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Hooray for Harvardwood

first_imgA night for OscarsHollywood’s Harvard involvement reached a peak at the Academy Awards, with 2003 alumna Portman taking home the best-actress award for her role in “Black Swan,” in which she played a ballerina who loses her grip on reality after winning a coveted role in “Swan Lake.” The film netted another Harvard graduate, 1991 alumnus Darren Aronofsky, a nomination for best director. As the birthplace of Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook, the University itself was the backdrop for best-picture nominee “The Social Network,” which won Oscars for best editing, music, and writing of an adapted screenplay.Harvard understands the draw of the arts for some students. Gail Gilmore, assistant director of the Office of Career Services (OCS), described Hollywood as something of a black box that for years put OCS in a bind, limiting the advice and support the office could give to graduating seniors interested in careers there. But that has changed in recent years, with the advent of an active industry alumni network called  — what else — Harvardwood.In recent years, the University has re-emphasized the importance of the arts to a well-rounded education. The 2008 Task Force on the Arts recommended increasing support for that area, including instruction in arts practice, in the context of gaining a liberal arts education.“It’s not job training. It’s not film school,” said Robb Moss, nonfiction filmmaker and the Rudolf Arnheim Lecturer on Filmmaking. “It’s film-making, art-making, within a liberal arts background.”Robert Kraft, the head of Fox Music and a 1976 Harvard grad whose scores have graced such films as “The Little Mermaid” and “The Mambo Kings,” describes his career start as marked by serendipity impossible to replicate. “I can tell you 10 stories about what happened to me, but I can’t tell you how I came to be at that nightclub at 1:30 in the morning, sitting next to a producer,” Kraft said. “How did I get in this chair? I don’t know.”Elsewhere, graduates of Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have found a home at Pixar Animation Studios, which held an information session on campus last month.Harvard writers, particularly in comedy, have tickled the nation’s funny bone for decades, penning and producing such programs as “The Tonight Show,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Simpsons,” “Seinfeld,” and “The Daily Show.”“They’re absolutely great. To my mind, they have a lot to do with creating the tone of comedy in America … that swings between ironic-brainy and daffy-stupid,” Lithgow said.“I live out in Los Angeles. You can’t spit without hitting a Harvard comedy writer.”“You don’t even need strong lungs,” agreed 1991 graduate Jeff Schaffer, a Harvard Lampoon veteran and a writer and producer for “Seinfeld,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and the Sacha Baron Cohen film “Bruno.”Though achieving Hollywood success can be difficult, the rewards can be great, said Schaffer. “The good news is it’s really fun; you sit around all day making people laugh.” Actor John Lithgow, a 1967 Harvard College graduate, has this advice for students wanting to follow his path: Don’t do it.Success in the entertainment industry is a gambler’s bet, and he said pursuing a career like his “goes against anybody’s better judgment.”The College’s focus on a liberal arts curriculum doesn’t directly point students toward Hollywood. But that hasn’t stopped some students from pointing themselves there and making full use of their broad-based undergraduate educations, as reflected in Sunday’s (Feb. 27) Academy Awards. The era before networkingOlder alumni will tell you that the Harvard name didn’t help when they were starting out. Lithgow, a former Harvard overseer, struggled mightily to find work after graduating more than 40 years ago and kept his Cambridge roots to himself. Kraft, who struggled in the music business after he graduated 35 years ago, said his pedigree never came up because it wasn’t relevant.“Saying you went to Harvard as a songwriter … would sort of be like trying out for the New York Knicks and saying you went to Harvard. So what? You can either shoot or you can’t,” said Kraft, a director of the Harvard Alumni Association.Hollywood remains a place so magnetic that, unlike many industries, its appearance at college job fairs is a rarity.“Hollywood is inundated by talent. It doesn’t have to go looking for it,” said 1999 graduate Mia Riverton, an actress and producer who has appeared in such television shows as “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “The Mentalist.” “I basically tell all young people, ‘Do not become an actor,’ ” Lithgow said. “But I also tell them, ‘If you’re going to be an actor, you’re going to ignore what I say anyway.’ ”Generations of graduating Harvard seniors have ignored the career minefields ahead in the arts and made the uncertain trek to Hollywood, New York, and other industry hot spots. Once there, they’ve hewn their own routes to success, applying the determination and talent shown on campus in Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club productions, during the Hasty Pudding’s annual burlesque, in the satiric writings of the Harvard Lampoon and, increasingly, in classes on filmmaking, screenwriting, playwriting, and other performing arts.“My most basic advice is to enjoy yourself while at Harvard. It’s an extraordinary opportunity to get a wonderful education and try your wings as a young artist,” said Lithgow, who helped to create Harvard’s annual Arts First celebration. “It’s the most protected and creative time I ever had.”Even a short list of performers with Harvard roots reads like a who’s who of making people laugh, cry, and want more. Among those in front of the camera are Lithgow, Tommy Lee Jones, Conan O’Brien, and Natalie Portman.Behind the camera are directors and producers for such popular films as “Black Swan,” “The Wrestler,” “Glory,” “The Last Samurai,” “Blood Diamond,” “Jarhead,” and “Memoirs of a Geisha.”In addition, Harvard’s position as a top educational institution and a touchstone of American culture has made the University itself something of a film star, from dramas such as “The Social Network,” “The Paper Chase,” and “Love Story” to more lighthearted fare such as “Legally Blonde” and “Stealing Harvard.” On television, the paranormal tales in the show “Fringe” revolve around a hidden Harvard lab. Key characters in film and television often bear Harvard pedigrees, such as Tom Hanks’ role as Robert Langdon, a Harvard professor of  “symbology,” in the film “The Da Vinci Code.”“It’s such a center of intellect, curiosity, science,” said director Lorenzo DeStefano, who is making a movie starring John Hurt that is based on the scholarship of Daniel Aaron, Harvard’s Thomas Professor of English and American Literature Emeritus, who edited and published the 17 million-word diaries of American poet Arthur Inman. Though Hollywood remains as gruff as ever, finding a friendly face there is a bit easier for graduates now, thanks to Riverton and the Internet age. After graduating, Riverton found herself beating her head against that familiar wall, networking like crazy to make connections, and perusing old alumni listings for access. She ultimately connected with alumni Stacy Cohen ’89 and Adam Fratto ’90. The three agreed that finding Harvard alumni shouldn’t be so difficult, so they founded a nonprofit called Harvardwood.Now Harvardwood maintains a comprehensive website containing everything from contact information to proposed scripts to a calendar of networking events for alumni and students interested in the industry. Alumni have come flocking, 5,000 so far. Harvardwood’s growth, Riverton said, suggests the large number of alums in the industry.“They’re everywhere. There have to be 10,000 people working in the arts, media, and entertainment,” Riverton said. “The Thursday night NBC comedy block is 80 percent [written by] Harvard Lampoon comedy writers.”Harvardwood also seeks to help interested students through its Harvardwood 101 program. The program, conducted in collaboration with OCS, offers tours, panel discussions, and office visits with alumni in Hollywood over winter break. Interested students also can extend the experience through internships.Senior Madeleine Bennett said her three-week internship at Management 360 turned out better than she could have expected. After bringing scripts to actor Tobey Maguire, best known for his film role as Spiderman, she wound up reading the female parts with him. Her interests have shifted more toward writing, but Bennett said she’s still attracted to the industry. With graduation looming, however, she can’t help comparing herself with her roommates, secure in consulting jobs.“They’ve known what they are doing [after graduation] since last year,” Bennett said. “I still have no idea what I want to do.”Sanyee Yuan, a junior and Harvardwood’s student liaison, said her Harvardwood 101 trip opened her eyes to the industry’s quirkiness. Still, she loves acting, so she has thrown herself into it, auditioning for roles around Boston and working on a talk show on Harvard Undergraduate Television (HUTV). If nothing else, Yuan is getting a head start on developing a thick skin.“I’m really starting to embrace rejection,” Yuan said.Grounding in student groupsSome student organizations have long had strong alumni ties. Schaffer’s work at the Lampoon earned him a sleeping spot on alumni couches after he graduated, and led him to lend his own couch to those following him. Even today, he keeps an eye on the Lampoon’s new graduates.“The Lampoon is great. It makes you write comedy,” Schaffer said. “You’re around a lot of funny people, and comedy is very collaborative.”On campus, student-run organizations dominate the entertainment scene.  Some of the best known are the Lampoon; the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club, which oversees 20 theater productions a year; the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, which puts on its high-profile Man and Woman of the Year roasts and annual burlesques; and Harvard Undergraduate Television, an online channel featuring student-created shows such as the soap opera “Ivory Tower,” which premiered in 1994.Jack Megan, director of the Office for the Arts at Harvard and a member of the University Committee on the Arts, said the on-campus scene is vibrant. Theater, filmmaking, video production, and associated writing and acting are practiced with independence and creativity.“There’s a tremendous amount of freedom here for students who are talented and motivated,” Megan said. “There’s a ton here, and part of what makes it special is that the students truly own it.”That was true even during Lithgow’s time in the 1960s, and, on reflection, he said many participants preferred it that way, embracing the freedom to explore rather than learning how something’s supposed to be done from someone more experienced.“I really didn’t want anyone’s supervision,” he said. “I loved the independent spirit of the place.”He first became interested in acting through a Gilbert and Sullivan production put on by the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club (HRDC). Isabel Carey, a junior and the group’s president, hopes to follow a similar route. Carey, who has been singing and acting since age 5, wants a career in theater. HRDC gives her experience handling common casting and provides budgetary support for productions across campus, from the Loeb Theater to the converted pool space in the Adams House basement.The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) provides a professional focal point for the Harvard theater scene. In addition to its productions at the Loeb, A.R.T. affiliates teach classes and workshops and advise the HRDC.For those drawn to the small screen, HUTV is the latest evolution of what started out as Harvard-Radcliffe Television in 1992. It webcasts news, episodes of “Ivory Tower,” and comedy shows like “Respectably French!” HUTV President Kelly O’Grady, a sophomore interested in the business side of the field, said this year the group is trying something different, producing a 30-minute showpiece over winter break that it expects to air late this month.Of course, not every student who participates in the arts is seeking a career in them. Hasty Pudding Theatricals President Michael Barron is a senior who has been involved with the group since his freshman year, and says the experience has defined his time at Harvard.But he has other career plans involving environmentally sustainable agriculture. In that sense, he shares something with hundreds of students across campus, as well as with Pudding alums through history, such as the business secretary for three productions in the 1880s who ultimately opted for a career in politics over the stage: Teddy Roosevelt.Beyond the student-run clubs, the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies does teach filmmaking, although lecturer Moss cautions that the goal is not to provide Hollywood job training.Students interested in filmmaking often have little time to participate in extracurricular activities, Moss said, because the program is so demanding. The students learn to work the equipment and then head into the community to film stories. Instructors refrain from asking students to do research and write a story first.Harvard’s “students come pre-loaded with the ability to do research,” Moss said. “That’s not the world; that’s what people say about the world. This [approach] gets to the visual nature of film. It’s a way to get kids out of their head and into their eyes.”The filmmaking program doesn’t have a track for students interested in screenwriting, but the English Department’s creative writing workshops can fit that bill. Screenwriter Danny Rubin, who wrote the Bill Murray comedy “Groundhog Day,” teaches introductory and advanced screenwriting.Rubin, the Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in English, echoes Moss in saying his job isn’t to create a pipeline to Hollywood. Still, he does have students who are interested in show business. He encourages them, and tries to convey the positives of screenwriting even as he discusses the difficulties of making it in the field. After all, Rubin once wrote an essay comparing Hollywood’s treatment of its suitors to the love-abuse-apology cycle experienced by substance abusers’ loved ones.“I don’t pull my punches when I describe it,” Rubin said. “They know what the score is.”last_img read more

Tony Yazbeck & More Assume New Roles in Neverland

first_imgTony Yazbeck in ‘Finding Neverland'(Photo: Carol Rosegg) Star Files Some familiar faces are flying back toward the second star to the right. Finding Neverland alums Paul Slade Smith and Dana Costello have assumed the roles of Charles Frohman and Marie Barrie, respectively, in the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning musical. They take over for Marc Kudisch and Teal Wicks at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Additionally, Tony Yazbeck will return to the role of J.M. Barrie on June 10, stepping in for current star Alfie Boe. The production is set to shutter on August 21.Smith returns to the role of Charles Frohman after temporarily stepping in in April; he also understudied the role while playing Mr. Henshaw. His additional credits include Wicked and The Phantom of the Opera on tour and writing Unnecessary Farce and The Outsider. Before Finding Neverland, Costello appeared on Broadway and on tour in Jekyll & Hyde.Yazbeck, who previously performed a two-month stint as J.M. Barrie earlier this year, received a Tony nomination in 2015 for On the Town. His additional stage credits include Chicago, White Christmas, Gypsy, A Chorus Line and Oklahoma! on Broadway and Prince of Broadway in Japan.Directed by Diane Paulus and featuring a score by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy and a book by James Graham, Finding Neverland follows the story of J.M. Barrie and his relationship with the family of widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies. Llewelyn Davies’ children eventually became Barrie’s inspiration to write Peter Pan.In addition to Smith, Costello and Boe, the current cast includes Laura Michelle Kelly as Sylvia Llewelyn Davies and Sally Ann Triplett as Mrs. du Maurier. Related Shows Tony Yazbeckcenter_img View Comments Finding Neverland Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016last_img read more

Vermont Milk Commission Continues Deliberations

first_imgVermont Milk Commission Continues DeliberationsMontpelier, Vt – The Vermont Milk Commission will conduct further hearings as part of its deliberations about whether to issue a retail fluid milk premium. The Commission has also started a separate review of chain supermarket milk prices in Vermont.The Milk Commission met on October 16, 2008 to review the evidence gathered during the recent hearing held on the Commission’s proposed Order to establish a retail fluid milk premium. The Commission’s proposed Order would establish a surcharge on all beverage milk sold at retail in Vermont. The surcharge would be imposed on the sale of raw milk used by milk processing companies for the Vermont retail sales, and be collected from the processors. The surcharge proceeds would be distributed to Vermont producers, and also to out of state dairy farmers who provide raw milk used for retail beverage milk sales in the Vermont marketplace.Based on the hearing record, the Commission made three decisions at the follow up October 16 meeting:The Commission1. Amended the proposed Order by removing the fixed dollar amount that would have been used for calculating the amount of the surcharge and substituting a monthly hearing process for determining the surcharge amount.2. Continued its deliberations on the proposed Order by scheduling an additional hearing to collect further testimony about the possible impact on the marketplace of the proposed distribution of the surcharge’s proceeds among in-state and out-of state producers.3. Initiated a second, separate inquiry and hearing into chain supermarket milk prices in Vermont.The Commission initiated the new inquiry into retail milk prices based on the evidence presented with regard to the proposed Order’s preliminary findings about the retail margin for Vermont supermarket milk sales. The Commission had found in the proposed Order that the retail margin for chain supermarket milk sales in Vermont was substantial, and could absorb the Order’s proposed surcharge on the procurement cost of raw milk without any downstream increase in consumer prices.The evidence submitted during the hearing strongly contradicted the proposed Order’s findings. An expert witness for the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), the trade organization representing milk processors, testified that the retail margin was slimmer than found by the Commission. The President of the Vermont Grocer’s Association testified further that any regulatory increase in the procurement cost of milk, if not absorbed by the processor, would be passed on directly to consumers by retailers rather than absorbed in the margin.Based on this testimony, the Commission determined to open an inquiry into the pattern and resulting margins of Vermont chain supermarket milk prices. The Commission will attempt to resolve the difference between its findings and the testimony by the IDFA expert witness with regard to the existing margin for retail milk sales, and to clarify further the pricing dynamic between the procurement costing for raw milk established under federal law and operation of the downstream chain supermarket retail outlets.”The Commission has received a lot of good and very useful testimony during our hearing process,” commented Roger Allbee, Secretary of the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets and Chair of the Milk Commission. “We want to make sure that any regulation the Commission imposes does not distort the market or create competitive problems for in-state or out-of-state businesses and farmers, and we have scheduled a further hearing to promote this purpose.””The record we have developed also indicates the need to inquire further into the specific, additional issue of consumer milk prices. There are obvious, significant discrepancies in the current record about retail fluid milk prices and margins that must be resolved as a matter of the public interest,” continued Allbee.The Commission will hold both its hearing on retail milk prices and its hearing on the proposed disbursement process for the retail fluid milk premium on November 18, 2008. Formal notices for the two hearings will be issued not later than November 3, 2008.Current information on the Commission’s proposed Order to establish a fluid milk premium may be found at the Commission’s web page: http://www.vermontagriculture.com/milkcommission(link is external).###last_img read more

Total of 84,800 customer power outages since storm began Tuesday

first_imgAs utility crews whittled tens of thousands of outages down to a several thousand late Thursday, the second hit from a two-punch storm knocked out service to thousands more customers. As of 8 a.m., about 23,600 CVPS customers were without power.Widespread outages were scattered across the state, with Addison Bennington, Orange, Rutland, Windham and Windsor counties hardest hit.“We took a long, hard hit from the first punch of this storm, and this wind certainly adds insult to injury, but we anticipated the damage and secured outside crews to assist us in hitting back,” CVPS spokeswoman Christine Rivers said.  “Thus far, this storm has caused the highest number of customer outages in our history, outstripping the 2007 Nor’icane. Unlike 2007, this hit a much broader cross-section of our service territory.”The Nor’icane, a wind event similar to last night’s, caused 68,000 customer outages, and recovery efforts totaled more than $5 million. So far, 84,800 customer outages have occurred in this week’s two-part storm.  Crews have restored more than 61,000 customer outages since the storm began.Many customers are without power for a second time with this two-part storm, as Windham and Windsor counties were hard hit again, and Rutland County saw some of the highest winds, with a gust of 62 mph reported at the Rutland Airport.“We brought in dozens of outside crews to help, but we face a tremendous challenge in restoring service,” Rivers said.  “Some of the damage is extensive, and will require intensive efforts to repair, but our crews are committed to doing whatever it takes to restore customers’ service.  We have a lot of downed trees, tree limbs, and downed lines. We hope to make a lot of progress today, but complete recovery will likely last through the weekend. Restoration efforts may be slowed by over two feet of snow and rough travel conditions.”As part of the restoration effort, CVPS:Brought in 83 outside two-person line crews and support staff from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine and Ontario, along with 15 tree crews, and other Vermont contract crews.Is delivering midday meals to workers in the field to maximize their work time.Returning numerous CVPS retirees to work to assist in the recovery effort.Coordinating efforts with Vermont Emergency Management and other utilities.Moving dozens of CVPS employees from areas like HR and information systems into storm support roles.CVPS offered several safety tips for coping with the outages:· Treat any downed line as if it is live, even if appears to have been down for a long period of time. REPORT the line to your local utility and fire department, stay at least 30 feet away from the line, and keep children and pets away as well.· If using a generator, read and follow the owner’s manual before starting the generator.  Never operate a generator inside any structure or near a structure.  Use a transfer switch to ensure electricity is not accidentally fed onto a line where line crews must work.· Keep freezers and refrigerators closed as much as possible to prevent food spoilage.· If power goes out, turn off all electrical appliances except one light so you’ll know when service returns.  Then, turn equipment back on slowly.Source: Central Vermont Public Service. 2.26.2020last_img read more

Newly Built Old Brookville Mansion Asks $60M

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York This newly constructed Gold Coast estate house dubbed Maison Des Jardins designed in the style of 17th century French Classicism is listed for sale in the Village of Old Brookville.Built last year by a top team of architects, contractors and craftsman, this eight-bedroom mansion with 10 and a half bathrooms has 22,000-square-feet of living space. It is situated on an 8-acre lot exhibits all the grandeur, elegance of Versailles with its soft limestone facade, intricate ironwork, and Vermont slate roof, but built for today with geothermal heating and highest-end everything.The house comes equipped with an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, fully finished basement, central air conditioning and six fireplaces. Outside it has a five-car attached garage, patio, and heated in-ground pool.The house is located near the Cedar Brook Golf & Tennis Club, Brookville Country Club and other parks. It is also near the Glen Head Long Island Rail Road station and a short drive from downtown Roslyn and Glen Cove. It’s located in the North Shore School District.The asking price is $60,000,000, which makes it currently the most expensive house listed for sale on MLSLI, the region’s leading real estate service. The price does not include the annual property taxes of $59,241.The real estate agents listed for the property are Eloise Halpern and Patricia Bischoff of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. They can be reached at 516-759-0400.last_img read more

Why fintech companies keep launching their own banking products

first_img continue reading » While anyone could purchase a Certificate of Deposit (CD) that paid over 5% APY just a decade ago, the average rate for a 12-month CD is now just 0.59%. Worse, the average savings account rate is only 0.10%, which adds up to almost nothing regardless of how long you let your money grow.This just goes to show that low interest rates can be good for housing and borrowing but terrible when it comes to preserving capital and growing wealth — at least a good part of the time.Fortunately, an array of online banks have saved the day by offering better-than-average rates over the last few years. This includes the CIT Bank Savings Builder Account, which offers a 2.30% APY on balances of $25,000 or more or on accounts that post a deposit of at least $100 each month. This amount of interest won’t help you grow rich, but it’s definitely better than nothing — and more than you’ll get with the average savings account. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more