Schierle House / Matthias Benz

first_img Area:  304 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Schierle House / Matthias BenzSave this projectSaveSchierle House / Matthias Benz Houses Save this picture!© Rathschek Schiefer+ 19 Share CopyHouses•Gerzen, Germany Photographs:  Rathschek Schiefer, Thomas BenzText description provided by the architects. Anyone who has visited a German city’s peripheral area knows what we mean when we refer to a “typical German home.” They are clear-colored houses, with pitched roofs and PVC windows, existing in all imaginable sizes and proportions. Together with a church and train station they form the “typical German peripheral town.” Save this picture!© Rathschek SchieferIt was in one of these town, located at the outskirts of Munich, that a family formed by a married couple and their daughter stated the objectives for their home; that is, to build and inhabit a house, that would sensibly respect tradition, but at the same time provide an individual and contemporary style. Save this picture!© Thomas BenzTheir home would have to replace the remains of a previous farm, on a 2000-sq.m.-site defined by a gentle hill slope and an excellent view over the town. The strict urban regulations allowing only pitched-roof buildings challenged the client’s desire for individuality. In addition, in order to avoid the rejection from the neighbors, it was important to abstain from anything that could alter the panoramic view over the valley they already enjoyed. The project was approached as an opportunity to re-interpret the traditional architectural language aiming at a goal that besides being innovative and functional would provide new building terms through recyclable materials and the use of contemporary energy solutions. Save this picture!© Thomas BenzA simple geometry was adopted for the house, combining two solid volumes enabling not only to maintain but improve the neighboring homes view over the valley. White is the companion for the peace of the sleeping and resting areas. The volume containing the spaces to be shared by the family was characterized through slate-stone facades and roof. Working with Rathscheck Schiefer, a special emphasis was placed on developing the capabilities to build with slate stone, stressing the solution of corner details. Through the integration of the pitched roof required by city planning regulations plus the vertical shifting needed to adapt to the hillside, a volume evoking a modern monolith, covered by an ancient over 400-million-year material, whose silky glitter attains the perfect environmental integration, was obtained. Save this picture!© Thomas BenzThe use of recyclable materials and inclusion of energy saving concepts are fully integrated to this work. A wood structure with flax insulation, cellulose, and wood-fiber board was the option selected to obtain a thermal conductivity coefficient of 0.14W/m²K as average value for all the facades. A heating pump with five 35-meter-depth geothermal probes benefits from the earth-generated/stored heat for heating purposes. The great windows placed at the south façade allow the maximum use of natural light, while the 4-meter-hight obtained through vertical shifting to adapt to ground displacement takes advantage of the currents ascending the slope to ventilate interiors in summer. Save this picture!sections and conceptsThe total energy consumption of this home is 65% under the values permitted by German Energy Norms (ENEV). This achievement allowed the house to be included into a “sustainable architecture” tour organized by Bavaria’s Chamber of Architecture on 2009. To round off the ecological concept used, a second phase will be approached adding photovoltaic panels and rain water collectors.Save this picture!© Thomas BenzProject gallerySee allShow lessSan Diego Waterfront / Breadtruck Films + Lindsay Brown StudioArticlesMirage House / SupersudakaArticles Share Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” “COPY” Germany Photographs 2008 ArchDaily Schierle House / Matthias Benz Projects Architects: Matthias Benz Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMatthias BenzOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesGerzenGermanyPublished on July 01, 2010Cite: “Schierle House / Matthias Benz” 01 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Flamboyant Residence / Perkins+Will

first_img Projects CopyAbout this officePerkins&WillOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSao PauloIcebergSão PauloBrazilPublished on December 26, 2017Cite: “Flamboyant Residence / Perkins+Will” 26 Dec 2017. 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 2016 Save this picture!© Nelson Kon+ 41 Share Year:  Area:  1500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Brazil CopyHouses•São Paulo, Brazil “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Perkins&Will Area Area of this architecture project Flamboyant Residence / Perkins+Will ArchDaily Photographs Photographs:  Nelson KonEngineering / Construction:CPA EngenhariaFoundations Projects:ApoioStructure Project:BenedictsPlumbing And Electrical:Fit EngMechanical / Air Conditioning:KSGLandscape Design:Camila VicariAudio And Video Design, Automation And Security:Oguri, Audio e VideoLegal Project:PS2Wood Grid Structure:Hélio OlgaLight Design:Laura LarrubiaPlumbing:Fit EngElectrical:Fit EngCity:São PauloCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nelson KonRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodText description provided by the architects. Recycled wood grid merges internal and external areas in this residence at Alto de Pinheiros neighbourhood. Residence at Alto de Pinheiros uses a structural grid of reclined wood as an integrating element of the common areas, respecting the vegetation and the existing trees on the site. Perkins+Will has been hired by a family from São Paulo to build its new residence, located at Alto de Pinheiros; a traditional and predominantly residential district of São Paulo. The site, with approximately 1,000 square meters, has been acquired by customers due to its natural characteristics; about 50% of it was occupied by a generous garden, including an imposing Flamboyant. Therefore, respect for the existing conditions on the site would become the great challenge in this project.Save this picture!© Nelson KonSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Nelson KonThe first initiative was to understand the characteristics present, rather than any definition of a party. It has been decided to claim the Flamboyant as the main character, making all other solutions were thought and modelled according to their characteristics. Located on the eastern corner of the terrain, the Flamboyant has been digitally scanned, including its branches, thus being able to set constructive guidelines without threatening your well-being.Once defined the protagonist, it should be visible by all; according to this principle, the living/dining room and gourmet balcony (common and reception areas) should be closely linked to it. These areas were covered by a structural wooden grid (developed together with the structural engineer Hélio Olga) that intertwines them and connects the garden from the bottom of the terrain to the street, which is the most striking architectural element. The design of this structure was only possible thanks to the three-dimensional mapping of the beginning of the process, therefore the dimensions and heights of the grid were defined to reduce the impact to the maximum the landscape.Save this picture!© Nelson KonSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Nelson KonOther aspects of the residence include: Lighting that dramatizes the landscaping; Glass coatings facilitate the connection between the internal and external areas of the residence; The upper patio overlooking the garden; Gourmet kitchen in the middle of the living room, 100% integrated into the main environments of the house and the garden. Save this picture!© Nelson KonThe program requested for this residence includes: Living / Dining Room and Gourmet Balcony Kitchen and Breakfast Room Intimate Room, Office and Exercise Room Six suites, four of them for parents’ children, Subsoil with a vacancy for 06 cars, service area, warehouses, technical area and dormitories of employees. Save this picture!© Nelson KonProject gallerySee allShow less8 Common Materials You May Not Have Realized Are SustainableArticlesRichard Meier & Partners International Projects To Look For In 2018Architecture News Share “COPY” Flamboyant Residence / Perkins+WillSave this projectSaveFlamboyant Residence / Perkins+Will Houseslast_img read more

Council defer adoption of preferred routes on Ten-T network

first_img Facebook Council defer adoption of preferred routes on Ten-T network FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Previous articleBishop Boyce officially retires from ministerial lifeNext articleConsultation confirmed for Trusk Road Ballybofey housing proposal News Highland Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Harps come back to win in Waterford Donegal County Council has deferred the adoption of preferred routes on the Ten-T network until next week.Councillors were to have signed of on the preferred routes at a meeting yesterday, but it was felt by some members that the decision was being rushed and more time was needed.The isue will now be on the agenda at a special meeting to take place tomorrow week, April 24th.Cllr Ciaran Brogan says the level of consultation with landowners prior to last evening’s discussion was also an issue:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Facebook Twittercenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – April 16, 2019 DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR cliniclast_img read more

Jackson’s concert becomes holiday tradition

first_imgLatest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 10:01 pm Monday, December 8, 2008 Sponsored Content Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Jackson’s concert becomes holiday tradition The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Claudia Crosby Theater on the campus of Troy University. Shelia Jackson and Company is a presentation of the Troy Arts Council.“Shelia’s concert is one of the most popular productions that the Troy Arts Council has sponsored in several years,” said Kristi Drinkwater, TAC president. “Her concert has quickly become a Christmas tradition, and I can’t think of a better way to ring in the holidays.“Shelia does a good job of involving a lot of people in the community. She really focuses on local talent. She includes the band members and singers who play, sing and perform as a part of the concert. Shelia likes to use people from our area and that is special in itself.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Some events are so popular they, almost instantly, become traditions.The Shelia Jackson and Company Christmas Concert is one.For the third year now, Shelia Jackson and Company will help ring in the holiday season in Pike County with a Christmas concert for all ages. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By Jaine Treadwell Email the author By The Penny Hoarder Jackson said the Christmas concert will have something for everyone. Of course, the focus will be on the Christmas season but there will also be some jazz and a few popular tunes.“We’ll offer a variety of music,” Jackson said. “The band is outstanding and six great singers will back me up. It should be a good show. We’re all looking forward to it.”Tickets for the Shelia Jackson and Company Christmas Concert are $10. Tickets are available at Ideal Graphics and the Troy Tourism Office and will be available at the door.This is a TAC patrons’ event and reserved seating is provided for patrons. “We invite everyone to join us for this wonderful holiday event as we celebrate the coming of the Christmas season,” Drinkwater said. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day As good as the supporting talent is, it’s Jackson who steals the spotlight.“Shelia is a great talent and not just locally,” Drinkwater said. “She has received state and national recognition. And, we are honored that she is willing to share her talent with us. It will be a real treat to have her and her band perform for us this Thursday.”The Shelia Jackson and Company Christmas Concert is the TAC’s way of getting the Christmas season underway in a wonderful way.“If doesn’t put you in the Christmas spirit, I don’t know what will,” Drinkwater said. “Especially, when Shelia sings ‘O Holy Night.’ It will bring tears to your eyes.” You Might Like Troy sports arena’s fate hinges on funding, location The construction of a new Multi-Purpose Sports Arena on Troy’s campus is still a work in progress, but one that… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skiplast_img read more

Watercolors featured at Johnson Center

first_img Published 8:41 pm Friday, June 4, 2010 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “Marilyn Phillis said she was so excited about the facility that she could hardly sleep that first night she was here,” White said.“She said she was amazed that a small town like Troy could have such an outstanding facility and such high quality exhibitions. She has a friend who works for American Artist Magazine and she was going to suggest that the magazine do an article about the Johnson Center for the Arts. She was blown away by our facility and it’s exciting to know that someone of her standing in the arts appreciates what we have.”The Watercolor Society of Alabama’s exhibition features some of the most outstanding artwork by watercolor artists from across the nation.“This is a national exhibit and it includes a large number of Alabama artists,” White said. “Seventeen awards were presented and the works are labeled as winners of the 69th annual Watercolor Society of Alabama’s exhibition,” White said. Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Brundidge presents new city plan to residents A handful of residents gathered at Brundidge station Thursday for the final presentation of a comprehensive city plan by the… read more Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author “The school groups that visited the watercolor exhibition have loved it,” White said. “It’s very colorful and the children could relate to the artwork. Susan Berry, a Johnson Center docent, led the school tours and the children were impressed by the fact that such incredible works of art could be produced using watercolors that are basically the same as those that come in the tin watercolor boxes they have at school and at home.”While all young eyes were on the art, adults who have visited the Johnson Center for the Arts have been impressed with the facility as well as the quality of the artwork, White said.Marilyn Phillis of Wheeling, West Virginia, was the juror for the exhibition, which was selected from more than 300 submissions to the annual competition. Watercolors featured at Johnson Center Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Some of the artists have achieved Signature Status, which is awarded to those who have received awards at the required number of exhibitions.“Signature Status is a big deal,” White said. “The Watercolor Society of Alabama’s exhibition is so varied that everyone should be able to find something that appeals to him or her. It is a wonderful exhibition and we invite everyone to visit the Johnson Center during this special exhibition.”Hours for the Johnson Center for the Arts are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free.The Johnson Center for the Arts is located at 300 East Walnut Street in Troy in the former Troy Post Office building. The Watercolor Society of Alabama’s 69th Annual Exhibition which runs through July 17 at the Johnson Center for the Arts in Troy is proving to be one of the most popular exhibitions at the local arts center.The exhibition features the 17 award winners who were selected from 101 works by artists from 22 states.Wiley White, Center development director, said response to the exhibition has been very positive from all who have visited the Johnson Center for the Arts. Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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

School employees face charges in alleged assault of 6 non-verbal special needs children

first_imgFairfax County Police Department(VIENNA, Virginia) — Several school employees in northern Virginia’s Fairfax County are facing charges after a police investigation revealed that six non-verbal children with intellectual disabilities had been assaulted.Detectives believe the children were assaulted at Freedom Hill Elementary School in the town of Vienna, 11 miles east of Arlington, between April and September by Fairfax County Public Schools staff who provided direct instruction and support to special needs students. The alleged abuse ranged from assault and battery to cruelty and injuries to the children, according to a press release from the Fairfax County Police Department.The police investigation began in September when a concerned teacher noticed bruising on one of the students and contacted the school administration as well as Child Protective Services.Evidence was presented on Monday to a grand jury who indicted three current and former Fairfax County Public Schools employees, who police say were either involved in the assaults or had knowledge they were taking place and did not report them.Cylmeera Gastav, 48, of Herndon, Virginia, was charged with one felony count of cruelty and injuries to children and three misdemeanor counts of assault and battery. Cecilia Maria Benavides, 59, of Alexandria, Virginia, was charged with one felony count of cruelty and injuries to children and 12 counts of misdemeanor assault and battery, according to police.The previous principal of Freedom Hill Elementary School — Scott Bloom, 39, of Reston Virginia — was charged with failure to report after detectives learned that complaints of suspected abuse toward students were brought to Bloom’s attention during his tenure in the 2018-2019 school year but he didn’t flag them to Child Protective Services or police, as required by law.The school’s current principal and administration reported the concerns immediately, and the Fairfax County Public Schools administration and security have been fully cooperative with the entire investigation, police said.Fairfax County Public Schools superintendent Scott Brabrand said two of the individuals facing charges are no longer working for the school district, while the third is on leave.“We are saddened and distressed by these allegations involving our employees,” Brabrand said in a letter to Freedom Hill Elementary School parents on Monday. “I want to apologize to the students and families impacted by these events. There is no greater responsibility of a school system than the safety and well-being of our students and, as a result of these incidents, we have learned that we need to do more. Our teachers and staff have been trained in best practices and legal requirements regarding mandated reporting of suspected abuse. We are in the process of updating the policy and regulation that covers the procedures for reporting cases of suspected child abuse or neglect to ensure that all of us understand our reporting obligations.”Fairfax County Public Schools chief operating officer Marty Smith said the school district “was first made aware of the allegations in September and took immediate steps to address the situation.”“Staff members that were identified were immediately removed from the school and placed on leave for the duration of the investigation,” Smith said in a statement Monday. “Our human resources team immediately began an administrative investigation concurrently with the criminal investigation. Experienced special education teachers were assigned to the classroom to replace those on leave and to provide support and instruction to the students. Families were contacted regarding the staffing changes and additional supports will continue to be available for students and staff.”Smith called the allegations “disturbing.”“We are deeply saddened by this situation and resolve to do all we can to support our students, their families and others who have been impacted by these events,” he added. “We encourage all students, volunteers and community members who have knowledge or information about possible concerns at other schools, to come forward and share them with police or trusted adults as soon as possible.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Psychology, Adjunct

first_imgPosition Overview:Note: Adjunct positions at UCO are part-time teaching positions.This posting is to create a pool of interested applicants fromwhich the Department may draw as sections become open at any pointin the current academic year. This posting may or may not result inthe hiring of adjuncts. Adjunct Faculty – provides a qualitylearning experience for students on a semester basis. Adjunctfaculty reports to a dean or chair and performs instruction-relatedduties and responsibilities in a timely manner and in accordancewith the mission, policies and procedures of the college. Therelationship of the adjunct faculty member to the student is one ofteacher and facilitator of learning.Department Specific Essential Job Functions:Teaching undergraduate courses in General Psychology, Careers inPsychology, Writing for Psychology, Psychological Statistics,Advanced Statistics w/SPSS, Theories of Learning, AbnormalPsychology, and/or Motivation & Emotion.QualificationsExperience Required:Possesses at least a master’s degree in the field specified in theposition announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairsapproval). Possesses excellent communication, problem-solving, andorganizational skills.Experience Preferred:Higher education teaching experience.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:Adjunct positions at UCO are part-time, in-classroom teachingpositions.Physical Demands:Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or writing.Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping,kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visuallyidentify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate withsupervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendancerequired. The physical demands and work environment characteristicsdescribed here are representative of those that must be met by anemployee to successfully perform the essential functions of thisjob. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADArequirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals withdisabilities to perform essential functions.last_img read more

Matchmaker, make me a match

first_img Related Sure, your heart thumps, but let’s look at what’s happening physically and psychologically When love and science double date The dating scene can be overwhelming and unsettling, including for Ivy League men and women who have achieved success in their professional lives but not in their romantic lives.Yet they should fear not. Capitalism is on the case.Dating companies and matchmakers that cater mostly to highly educated and proficient singles have seized on this selective market. In advance of Valentine’s Day, the Gazette contacted three dating companies that run classified personals in Harvard Magazine and other alumni publications to get the lowdown on Ivy Leaguers’ romantic needs, and the efforts to serve them.Ryan Law, founder of BluesMatch, a company based in London that matches Oxford, Cambridge, and Ivy League graduates, said it makes sense that as people experience search fatigue from broad, impersonal online dating pools, they’re drawn to sites that narrow the field by matching users’ interests or backgrounds.“People get tired of using Tinder or Match because there are too many people,” said Law during a Skype chat from London. “And they often don’t have the level of conversation that someone from Oxford or the Ivy League gets excited by.”Himself an Oxford-educated geologist and managing director of a geothermal engineering firm, Law founded BluesMatch in 2001 to help himself and other Oxford or Cambridge alumni find their life partners among like-minded people. Although in the end he found his wife offline, he said companies like his meet a real need — one that has little to do with snobbery.“It’s not about elitism, it’s about commonality,” he said. “If you speak the same language, use the same points of reference, and share a similar understanding of politics and the world, it just makes a big difference.“It’s quite an aphrodisiac to go out and have a really good conversation, a really good laugh. If that’s missing …”center_img As the $2.1 billion online dating industry has grown, so have niche sites that match people according to specific needs and wants. There are sites for plus-size singles, vegetarians, Star Trek enthusiasts, pet lovers, farmers, tall people, “Ugly Schmucks,” and even for people who share an STD. Sites tailored for elite or Ivy League singles are just a small part of the trend.The Ivy League sites generally offer monthly memberships for $30 or $60, and some include six-month and yearly access to the exclusive database. Others sell customized and personalized packages that are more expensive, and, according to their owners, have a higher success rate than mainstream dating sites.Barbara Black Goldfarb and Nancy Gold, who run Elegant Introductions out of Miami, are matchmakers for a clientele based in Miami and Boston. Most of their clients, said Gold, are highly educated and professionally successful, are involved in their community, appreciate the arts, and have been screened to make sure they are who they say they are. Applicants have to show proof of an Ivy League degree.The matchmakers start by meeting the clients to learn about their likes, expectations, and deal breakers. Then they seek compatible matches, introduce people to one another, and wait to see if magic happens.“Instead of going online and putting yourself out there, and being your own advocate, we are their advocates,” said Goldfarb.Discretion and confidentiality are important to anyone in the dating scene, but when it comes to love seekers who hold high-status jobs and have prestigious careers, they’re paramount, said Sandy Sternbach, who started The Right Time Consultants in 2006. Scammers, sex offenders, cheaters, and exaggerated or fake profiles abound in the online dating world. Online daters need to be careful.“My clients are extremely successful and well-known,” said Sternbach, who has more than 20 years of experience in the matchmaking industry. “They may be connected to a university or a big institution, and they need to meet people in a way that protects their reputation and doesn’t compromise their careers and integrity.”Mostly, those people yearn to find the one thing missing from their lives. And sometimes, they do. A local academic, who asked to remain anonymous, tried several Ivy League online dating sites without luck, and then, on a friend’s recommendation, hired a personal matchmaker who found seven candidates with similar values, life experiences, and career accomplishments. She met all of them, but the sparks flew only when she met one Ivy League academic. “We immediately hit it off,” she said. “It was pretty instantaneous.”After five years of dating, they got married two years ago. And they’re happy. The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.last_img read more

Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth Want to Talk to Jessica Alba About ‘90210’

first_imgTori Spelling and Jennie Garth haven’t heard from Jessica Alba since her claims about the cast of Beverly Hills, 90210 made headlines — but the former costars invited the actress to join their “9021OMG” rewatch podcast during an exclusive interview with Us Weekly.“I have been friendly with her at, like, events and stuff over the years. She’s super great. I don’t know what happened with that whole thing,” the 47-year-old True Tori alum told Us during a joint interview with Garth, 48, on Thursday, November 5. “But, you know, we kind of joked and it was kind of everywhere that I was like, heartbroken that she said that because her Honest Wipes are what I use on my babies’ butt daily. They’re my favorite ones. And at this point, like, I was kind of bummed that I didn’t get sent any free wipes. I’m just saying. I’m happy to support them, her company, and keep buying them.”- Advertisement – Alba, 39, made headlines last month when she claimed she couldn’t “make eye contact” with any of the actors during her two-episode arc on 90210 in 1998. “It was like, ‘You’re not allowed to make eye contact with any one of the cast members or you’ll be thrown off the set,’” Alba claimed on Hot Ones.Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth Invite Jessica Alba on 9012OMG PodcastTori Spelling and Jennie Garth Frank Micelotta/Fox/Picturegroup/ShutterstockGarth, who noted she doesn’t know Alba well, said she and Spelling “have” to have the Dark Angel star on their podcast, which debuts on Monday, November 9.“Oh my God, yeah. Because I want to like go through her memory of how it all played out. Because I’m curious!” Spelling told Us. “I’m sure there’s a valid story there. We don’t believe it’s something she made up. She was a young girl. And probably someone in passing said this to her, which is heartbreaking to us. So, we would love to talk to her about it.”- Advertisement – “I think maybe she would be on our own by now,” the What I Like About You alum said. “She would definitely choose herself again.”Spelling, meanwhile, was more confident about Donna’s happily ever after with David (Brian Austin Green).“I’m gonna go with yes. And they have a gaggle of kids. Oh, that’s my real life,” she quipped. “I mean between the two of us, Brian and I have a lot of kids so yeah, I think Donna and David would have a lot of kids and be happily married.”Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth Invite Jessica Alba on 9012OMG PodcastJessica Alba PIERRE VILLARD/SIPA/ShutterstockGarth went on to admit she remembers less than “90 percent” of the series.“It’ll be fun to start from the very beginning, the pilot episode,” she told Us. “And you know, we’ve got like 10 years’ worth of episodes to work through, that’s gonna be a while.”Spelling added, “We have everything that happened off camera as well that we’ll get into fun details. That’s the cool perspective, people got to see us on camera, but we were actually, you know, friends in real life behind-the-scenes. So, it’ll be cool to kind of merge those worlds and let [our fans] in on it.”Listen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news! Garth and Spelling, who played Kelly Taylor and Donna Martin on Beverly Hills, 90210, respectively, for all 10 seasons, told Us that there’s an open invite to the show’s guest stars to appear on “9021OMG.”Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth Invite Jessica Alba on 9012OMG PodcastiHeartRadio“There’s so many people that have gone on to be like uber-famous that you know, we’re on this show, so we would love to kind of get them back on,” the sTORI Telling author said. “Jen and I had so many boyfriends on that show over the years. We want to have all our boyfriends on.”Garth agreed, but when asked if Kelly ended up with Brandon Walsh (Jason Priestley) or Dylan McKay (Luke Perry), she told Us she thinks her character is flying solo in 2020.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

End of a dynasty? Joe Kennedy defeated in Senate primary

first_imgWith votes still being counted, Markey was leading around 55 percent to 44 percent.The race pitted two well-liked progressives against each another, but it was Markey’s organizational energy and appeal to the ascendant left that won out over Kennedy.”Tonight is more than just a celebration of an election, it is a celebration of a movement,” Markey wrote on Twitter.Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a figurehead of the party’s progressive wing, congratulated Markey on the win. “Yours is a victory for the progressive movement, for 21st century policy, and for the Green New Deal,” she wrote on Twitter.The Green New Deal, an economic plan to tackle climate change, was co-authored by Markey and Ocasio-Cortez.Since he is not allowed to be on the ballot as a candidate for both the House and Senate, Kennedy is not running for re-election to his House seat. Come January, there will be no one from the Kennedy clan in elected office.The grandson of slain attorney general Robert F. Kennedy is part of the family’s fourth generation to carry the political torch, entering the House of Representatives in 2013.”Every race I’ve ever run, I’ve made it clear it’s me on the ballot,” Kennedy told AFP as he stumped for 11th-hour votes Tuesday in Boston.After his loss he told supporters that together they “built a campaign for working folks of every color and creed, who carry the economic injustice of this country on their backs.”At 74, his rival Markey is a generation apart, a progressive political workhorse who spent 37 years in the House before rising to the Senate in 2013.He led Kennedy in recent polling and was able to seal the deal with strong support in Boston and college towns such as Amherst.Royalty upended For the Kennedy clan, there was much on the line. For all but two years since 1947 — nearly a third of the history of the United States — a Kennedy has served in elected office.They are the quintessential American dynasty, one of the closest things the country has to royalty.Like his presidential great-uncle, the lanky, red-haired Kennedy ran on the promise of a new generation.And he had received the rare endorsement of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who in 2018 appointed him to deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech.Markey, who framed his candidacy on a liberal, anti-establishment platform, has powerful supporters apart from Ocasio-Cortez, including Senator Elizabeth Warren.He is virtually assured victory in November’s general election; only two Republicans have won US Senate seats from Massachusetts in the last half-century.The Democratic National Convention last month hinted that the Kennedy clan may still have a political future when it aired a video message from JFK’s daughter Caroline Kennedy and her 27-year-old son Jack Kennedy Schlossberg.”We can reach these new frontiers, but only with a president who asks what he can do for our country,” Schlossberg said, echoing his grandfather’s 1961 acceptance speech when he famously said: “Ask not what your country can do for you.”Topics : Congressman Joe Kennedy, long seen as a rising star, crashed to defeat Tuesday in his bid for a US Senate seat, the first time the storied American political dynasty lost a state election in Massachusetts.Incumbent Senator Ed Markey, a political veteran who re-cast himself as the fiery liberal in the race, harnessed the state’s progressive energy to handily turn back a primary challenge from Joseph Kennedy III, the grandnephew of assassinated president John F. Kennedy.The 39-year-old Kennedy said he called Markey “to congratulate him and to pledge my support” in the months ahead.”last_img read more