first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Posted Aug 27, 2014 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA Press Release Service Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET September 5, 2014 at 3:24 pm Her complete employment history is available at Linked In if you join. Actually, she’s been an organist for 37 years now and has moved around some, but has also stayed in some places for five years and more. It’s in the nature of organists’ work that they move when better opportunities arise, if their talents warrant it. This could mean an opportunity to direct more or better singers, to play a better organ, to play more concerts or recitals, etc. Belcher is highly credentialed and is a prize winning recitalist and a distinguished music faculty member at some of the best music schools, so I’m sure that the churches which were able to get her for a year or two were very glad to have her. Her one year stint at the Wanamaker organ as assistant was while a student, and so were a couple of her short church jobs.I don’t think we should fault one of America’s distinguished performers and teachers because she’s had to move some to get the opportunities she can make rich use of. I have no connection to her, but I did take time to read her resume and, based on that, I hope to hear her play someday! Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Tags Curate Diocese of Nebraska New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Diane Belcher to lead music program at St. Thomas, Hanover, NH Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 August 27, 2014 at 4:51 pm A fabulous organist but she certainly seems to move around a lot. 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Belcher has 30 years of professional experience in sacred music, having served churches in Philadelphia, Boston, Rochester, Syracuse, Baltimore, and Memphis, where she was also the founding director of the Memphis Concert Chorale. She will play her first service at St. Thomas on Sept. 14, 2014. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Smithfield, NC August 28, 2014 at 9:35 am Wonder if she would like to come to Grace-Calvary Episcopal Church, Clarkesville, Ga. and play our 1848 Henry Erben pipe organ………Still working every Sunday………. An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR last_img read more

first_imgTuesday Oct 13, 2009 Another crazy rugby brawl in Romania Theres unfortunately been another out of control fight in a Romanian rugby match, this time between CSU Arad and RCM Timisoara, resulting in three players being taken to hospital after the match.Its hard to say what exactly sparked it, but pretty much the whole team was involved in this mass brawl that spread across the field and included substitutes and coaches from both sides.It started 20 minutes into the first half of the Central and Eastern European Rugby Cup match, held in the western city of Arad, Romania on SundayThe manager of RCM, Danut Borzas, said that they had received threats before the match, which resulted in their players being punched and kicked after twenty minutes of rugby.“We have three players in hospital. They were punched and thrown to the ground and then kicked,” he said.One player suffered head injuries, another had a broken nose and the third had several teeth knocked out.The Romanian Rugby Federation has declined to comment as yet, but Borzas says he will be sending in a complaint, and probably to the International Rugby Federation too.The match was won 42-16 by RCM Timisoara.While this type of thing can happen anywhere in the world, something seems to be missing in the culture and minds of these players. Making threats before a match is ridiculous, and certainly not a part of rugby as we know it. :: Related Posts :: Midweek Madness – Romanian mass brawl Time: 01:25 Note: If anyone has any further info, pics, or video of the incident, please send it in. 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first_imgArchitects: dmvA Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” 2010 Save this picture!© Frederik Vercruysse+ 18 Share Projects Belgium ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Apartments BUSO / dmvA Photographs Year: center_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Apartments ArchDaily CopyApartments•Mechelen, Belgium Photographs:  Frederik VercruysseUrban ConceptThe project was obtained by winning a competition called by the City of Mechelen. The city council aimed the old Buso site to be developed as a high quality urban area, housing ten loft dwellings. The commission was entrusted to dmvA because they were the only architect office that took the ‘spirit of the factory’ as starting-point.Save this picture!© Frederik VercruysseRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – ConcreteCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD23PartitionsJansenDoors – Jansen Art’15Buso is located in the 19th century industry-axis, alongside the canal Mechelen – Leuven. Its location in the middle of a building block characterizes the site. The site enclosed a big factory building, with a number of small-added building volumes on one hand, and a dwelling that gave access to the street on the other hand. Alleys provided access to the former factory. The exterior space was limited and fragmentary. The objective of the urban concept was to bring the factory-building air and space again.Save this picture!© Frederik VercruysseArchitectural ConceptIn phase one, the added volumes were pulled down to rehabilitate the factory building. In view of sustainability and economics the building was kept as best as possible, stripping took place mainly inside the building. In a second stage the garden of one of the houses was expropriated in order to get one big semi-public space. Backsides of the neighbouring houses got new exits to this new space.Save this picture!© Frederik VercruysseThe pretty closed factory building contained two floors. On several places, where the structure of the building allowed to, openings were made in roof and floors. These openings generated patios and an inner street. The openings allow sunlight to enter the building. Stairs connect the semi-public inner-street with the urban tissue of alleys. All loft-dwellings are accessed by way of this semi-public space. Each loft is unique. Contemporary transparent building volumes are placed on top of the building as an extra space for the lofts. The roof becomes one big roofgarden, planted with sedums.Save this picture!© Frederik VercruysseMaterialityTo emphasize the spirit of the old factory-site, the outside of the factory is clad with panels of corten-steel. These panels were attached on a structure with 15 cm insulation. The inner walls of patios and inner street, as well as the added volumes on top of the building, are finished with poly-carbonate panels, with a 23 cm insulation.Save this picture!© Frederik VercruysseSo, old versus new, massive versus transparent, rough versus polished, dark versus light.Save this picture!Site PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessYad Lebanim Competition Entry / Moshe Fluhr, Lee Davidson Lehrer, Yinnon LehrerArticlesHelsinki Central Library Competition Entry / Plan 01ArticlesProject locationAddress:Mechelen, BelgiumLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Apartments BUSO / dmvASave this projectSaveApartments BUSO / dmvA CopyAbout this officedmvAOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsHousingMechelenBelgiumPublished on December 12, 2012Cite: “Apartments BUSO / dmvA ” 12 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – GuillotineGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60 PassivhausSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesSealantsSikaConstruction Solutions in Stavros FoundationShower TraysAcquabellaShower Tray – Focus BetonPatios / TerracesFranken-SchotterPatios and TerracesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkySynthetics / AsphaltFirestone Building ProductsRoofing System – RubberGard EPDMMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Apartments BUSO / dmvA Architecten是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

first_img Projects 2018 Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Mexico ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs The Park’s House / TAO-Arquitectura “COPY” The Park’s House / TAO-ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveThe Park’s House / TAO-Arquitectura Manufacturers: Cemex, Amesa, Diagrama Espacios, Hunter Douglas, Millet Save this picture!© Eduardo Calvo Santisbón+ 26Curated by Clara Ott Share Year:  Architects: TAO-Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project José María Ortegón Góngora Lead Architect: CopyHouses•Merida, Mexico Photographs:  Eduardo Calvo Santisbón Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” Area:  395 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Collaborators:Ana Cristina Ortegón, Erika Villagra Barroso, Jimena Uribe Cavazos.City:MeridaCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Eduardo Calvo SantisbónRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionText description provided by the architects. The project is located to the north of the city of Merida, Yucatan, in a land of 13 meters in front by 40 meters deep with an east-west orientation and with the particularity of having a fabulous contemplative park with incredible vegetation and ancient trees to the north which provides an absolute tranquility.Save this picture!© Eduardo Calvo SantisbónSave this picture!Section BSave this picture!© Eduardo Calvo SantisbónOn the contrary to the park, the land where the project would be developed, only had a single tree at the end of the land that would help to protect ourselves in the intense afternoon sun of the west characteristic of the Yucatan climate. The project is developed linearly east-west taking half the land and leaving an interior courtyard to the north, only intervened by the very closed white volume that contains the service area of ​​the house.Save this picture!© Eduardo Calvo SantisbónSave this picture!Second Floor PlanSave this picture!© Eduardo Calvo SantisbónThe architectural program was raised by dividing the public from the private in two levels but related to a double height in which the staircase is developed and crossed by a corridor as a bridge, giving much room to the dining room and allowing to see a little it goes up there.  The public, is on the ground floor, all white, with a cheerful decoration, very open and transparent to the patio in which a pool develops as a small swimming channel surrounded by a green area and bounded by the perimeter wall. The private, a volume of polished gray concrete, dark, hard and heavy that opens completely to the park located towards the north, with subtle brackets that allow you to have visuals towards the park above the perimeter fence, which help Being in the park it is almost impossible to see what is happening inside this one.Save this picture!© Eduardo Calvo SantisbónSave this picture!Section CSave this picture!© Eduardo Calvo SantisbónThe volume of polished concrete rests on three structural elements, the perimeter wall, the volume of services and a steel IPR beam, giving the sensation as if it had been brought to the place as a cargo container and giving it that aspect of an element heavy and introverted, as if looking for the intrigue of what happens inside him.The construction system is based on block, joist and concrete vault typical of the region and with a mixed structural system of steel PTR columns with IPR beams and columns and reinforced concrete beams. The finishes are based on rich, matching and stucco in the first level and polished concrete in the second.Save this picture!© Eduardo Calvo SantisbónProject gallerySee allShow lessDavid Chipperfield’s New Museum Island Gallery Opens in BerlinArchitecture NewsMole Pharmacy / KLab architectureSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeTAO-ArquitecturaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMeridaMexicoPublished on July 17, 2019Cite: “The Park’s House / TAO-Arquitectura” [Casa del parque / TAO-Arquitectura] 17 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy The tenth anniversary edition route is set for the 2015 Amgen Tour of California, America’s largest and most prestigious professional cycling race. The milestone course will feature several rider and fan-favorite locales from past races, as well as five stages that highlight different regions of California for the very first time.An all-star field featuring 144 of the world’s most talented and decorated cyclists will come together in California May 10-17 to compete on the eight-day route covering 724.1 miles of the state’s most stunning and recognizable roadways, highways and coastline drives. Every year, the Amgen Tour of California serves as a testament to athletic greatness of the participants, captivating audiences with thrilling sprints, climbs and overall race strategy, and the tenth edition of the Amgen Tour of California will raise the bar to its highest level yet.Starting in front of California’s iconic State Capitol building, the first two stages are the flattest and should make for exciting moments with some of the world’s best sprinters facing-off during the race’s first weekend giving fans a “first taste” of the anticipated bunch sprints to the finish expected in several stages. As for uphill challenges, riders will be tested by more than 43,000 feet of climbing throughout their eight days on the course including much anticipated encounters with Mount Hamilton and Mt. Baldy, which will serve up climbs as challenging as any in North America.The final decisive days of the race will be highlighted by the Individual Time Trial set in beautiful, high-altitude Big Bear Lake and the Queen Stage finish at the top of Mt. Baldy with its 1,900-foot elevation gain in the final 4.3 miles, over eight percent average gradient. On the final race day which begins at L.A. LIVE, the overall title will be up for grabs until the finish line at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena.“We’ve reached a milestone this year with the tenth edition of the race, and we want everything to reflect that cache, from the best lineup of teams we’ve ever had to an unbelievably beautiful and exciting route,” said Kristin Bachochin Klein, executive director of the Amgen Tour of California and senior vice president of AEG Sports. “All of the pieces of the race have come together to set the stage for something truly legendary and memorable. I think it’s going to be a year for the record books.”The 2015 Amgen Tour of California will have something spectacular to see every day (route and start times are subject to change):Stage 1, Presented by Visit California Sunday, May 10 – Sacramento Start/Finish Location: State Capitol Building, L Street & 11th Street Start Time: 11:00 a.m. Stage Length: 127 milesFast and flat, with water and bridges galore… Stage 1 is destined to be a sprinter’s delight. Each year, the Amgen Tour of California endeavors to highlight areas of the Golden State that it has never been to before, and the new Stage 1 course definitely accomplishes this.After an initial crossing of the Sacramento River via the iconic Tower Bridge, the race will pass quickly through West Sacramento to River Road. From here, the race will follow the winding Sacramento River through the small towns of Clarksburg, Courtland and Walnut Grove. The stage’s fourth bridge crossing will take the race back over the river into Isleton. A few miles later, the route again crosses the river into Rio Vista and the heart of the California Delta region.The riders will then head north through Solano County into one of the most popular alumni race cities, Davis. Continuing north through Woodland, the route turns east and heads back to West Sacramento, across Tower Bridge and the Sacramento River for the fourth and final time. Heading straight toward the State Capitol building, the riders will enter onto the same finishing circuits that have delivered huge crowds and have showcased some of the most exciting sprint finishes in the history of the Amgen Tour of California. In 2014, the sprint between legendary fast men Mark Cavendish and John Degenkolb resulted in the closest margin of victory in race history – a mere three millimeters!Stage 2, Presented by Breakaway from Cancer® Monday, May 11 – Nevada City to Lodi Start Location: Broad Street & Pine Street Finish Location: Hutchins Street & Walnut Street Start Time: 11:00 a.m. Stage Length: 120 milesWith just one climb and elevations of 2,500 feet in Nevada City, which is hosting its third race start, and a more gentle climb of 55 feet in Lodi, this will likely be another sprinter-friendly stage. After a short circuit on the historic Nevada City Classic course, the riders will head into Grass Valley where another warm reception will await. From Grass Valley, the peloton will head due south on two race favorites: Rattlesnake Road and Dog Bar Road.The route passes just east of Auburn this year over the Auburn-Foresthill Bridge, the tallest bridge in California. From here, the riders can look over their shoulders to the American River some 730 feet below and the start of the Highway 49 climb. Once they reach the King of the Mountain (KOM), it is a fast downhill route into Lodi. On the way, the stage will cross several railroad crossings and past several vineyards that have established Lodi as the “Zinfandel Capital of the World.” Expect a shootout between some of the top sprinters in the world as the peloton reaches the finishing circuits downtown.Stage 3 Tuesday, May 12 – San Jose Start Location: Berryessa Community Center Finish Location: Motorcycle County Park Start Time: 11:15 a.m. Stage Length: 105 milesThis will be the race’s tenth consecutive year in San Jose, the only host city to earn that distinction. The start returns to the Berryessa Community Center from which riders will head toward Livermore on a familiar route via Calaveras Road. This is a very narrow and twisty road that makes it easy for a breakaway group to escape out of sight of the peloton. Once the race reaches Livermore, the route turns onto Mines Road. Not only is this another road with scores of opportunities for a break to get clear of the main field, it is also a harbinger of things to come: Mount Hamilton. Yes, the race will head up the “backside” of the 4,216-foot behemoth.Reaching the KOM, the cyclists will face a very steep and technical descent of Mount Hamilton. At the bottom awaits the fifth and final KOM via Quimby Road will truly separate the climbers from the rest of the peloton. Descending back into San Jose, the route will use San Felipe Road to reach Metcalf Road. Many will recall Metcalf Road as part of the 2013 Individual Time Trial. For 2015, the race will come to the same finish at the Motorcycle County Park, but from the other direction. The four miles of Metcalf Road are highlighted by short rolling climbs with a final 0.25-mile climb to the finish featuring gradients over 10 percent.Stage 4 Wednesday, May 13 – Pismo Beach to Avila Beach Start Location: Pismo Beach Pier Finish Location: Front Street & San Antonia Street Start Time: 11:30 a.m. Stage Length: 107 milesThis will be another day for the sprinters to rule. With less than eight miles separating these two alumni cities, some riders may be hoping for a very short race day. But, tack on another 100 miles, and throw in some hidden gems of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties, and you have the makings of a route destined to become a fan favorite. Pismo Beach will host a reprise of the 2014 Stage 5 start on the pier. The route will then head south through the seaside town of Grover Beach and the rustic community of Guadeloupe. As the race continues down Highway 1 and through the town of Orcutt, many of the local cyclists will recognize roads that are used for races in the Santa Maria area. As the route turns onto idyllic Foxen Canyon Road, the peloton will be treated to lush vineyard and winery views. A left turn will put the race on Tepusquet Road, where many of the riders will see similarities to Morgan Territory Road used in 2013 near Livermore.Along the 15 miles of Tepusquet, the riders will be treated to cool breezes, plenty of shade, tranquil farms and ranches. Perhaps it will take their minds off the long climb they are on. Reaching the descent of Tepusquet, the route turns left, and the racers will be able to smell the sea breeze all the way to the finish. A right turn onto Thompson Avenue, and many of the riders will realize they are on the same route into Avila Beach that they raced on in 2013. Arroyo Grande will again produce a great crowd at the final sprint of the day. Spectators will again line the narrow roads in Avila Beach awaiting another amazing finish. Will it be another solo rider like Jens Voigt, who rode clear to victory in 2013, or will they be treated to a field sprint?Stage 5, Presented by Visit California Thursday, May 14 – Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita Start Location: Cabrillo Boulevard & Garden Street Finish Location: Magic Mountain Parkway Start Time: 11:45 a.m. Stage Length: 98 milesWith warm breezes coming off the beach across from the start line, it will be just as difficult to leave Santa Barbara as it was in 2008 when the riders took the same route into Santa Clarita. Winding their way through picturesque Montecito and Carpinteria, the riders will be getting their legs ready for two short but steep KOMs as they approach Lake Casitas. A fast descent down Highway 150 will take them alongside the lake and into Ojai. Following another KOM up Dennison Grade, the race will return to the charming town of Santa Paula, the base of Balcom Canyon looms just a few miles away.For many local riders, Balcom Canyon is just too steep and imposing a climb to even attempt. Walking up the top section is the only option for many. This is a unique climb where the riders can easily see the KOM from the start of the climb. Crowd estimates have been as high as 5,000 fans. Definitely a great place to watch the race come by… slowly.Following a “white-knuckle” descent of Grimes Canyon, the route heads through the orange groves near the small town of Piru, and the race starts its 13-mile eastward push on Highway 126 toward Santa Clarita. A prevailing tailwind should help keep the race together and treat the crowd in Santa Clarita to another massive field sprint on perfect wide roads.Stage 6, Presented by Lexus Friday, May 15 – Big Bear Lake Individual Time Trial Start Location: Village Drive & Pine Knot Avenue Finish Location: Pine Knot Marina Start Time: 1:00 p.m. Stage Length: 15 milesAt 6,752 feet and featuring one of the most beautiful lakes in all of California, the City of Big Bear Lake will host of the Individual Time Trial. The course begins in the heart of the Village in Big Bear Lake. The first three miles of the route wind through a residential area along the south shore of the lake. Taking the Stanfield Cutoff across the lake, the course turns left and continues on Highway 38 to the town of Fawnskin. As the route turns back to the City of Big Bear Lake, expect large crowds in Fawnskin to cheer the riders coming and going. The return back into Big Bear Lake will essentially follow the same route.As the route makes a right onto Big Bear Blvd., with just 0.6 miles left, the riders will make a right onto Pine Knot Avenue for the final sprint to the finish line and onto a 1,000-foot jetty greeted by thousands of cheering fans. Cyclists are presented to a one-of-a-kind waterfront finish with spectacular panoramic views of Big Bear Lake. This is very flat and fast course that will favor time trial specialists. Don’t expect riders to score huge time gaps over their rivals to take a big lead going into Stage 7.Stage 7, Presented by Lexus Saturday, May 16 – Ontario to Mt. Baldy (Queen Stage) Start/Finish Location: Mt. Baldy Ski Area Start Time: 11:35 a.m. Stage Length: 80 milesIt’s been called the “Queen Stage” and compared to the epic stages of the European Grand Tours – a return to the mountaintop finish that thrilled so many fans in 2011 and 2012. This is the training ground for many of the local riders in Southern California. Only handfuls have done the entire route, but after the 2012 stage, this is now one of hottest Strava segments in the U.S. It is very possible that the winner of the 2015 Amgen Tour of California will be decided on the final 15 switchbacks to the finish on Mt. Baldy.The race will begin at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, the largest indoor arena in California’s Inland Empire and home to several professional sports teams.The route heads north to Rancho Cucamonga and then west to Upland. Just six miles from the start, the route rejoins the 2011/2012 routes. From here, the riders will start an 11-mile climb to the Village of Mt. Baldy. After an acute left, the racers will face another mile of climbing up Glendora Ridge Road to their first of three monster KOMs. From there, they will navigate 12 miles of narrow and twisting roads that gradually descend to a fast and technical descent down the backside of Glendora Mountain Road. Riders and fans alike can expect spectacular vistas throughout the Angeles National Forest. Another descent down East Fork will take the riders to Highway 39 and the town of Azusa. Heading east, they’ll race through the outskirts of Glendora.The locals know it as “GMR,” and GMR takes no prisoners. A left turn onto Glendora Mountain Road will lead the peloton to a grueling nine-mile climb to the second KOM of the day followed by 12 miles of a slight climb back to Baldy Village. A left turn back onto Baldy Road will see the race gain 1,000 feet in just three miles… and the real climbing will not have even begun! At Ice House Canyon, the route makes a hard left turn where the sign to the ski area points toward the sky. Over the next 2.5 miles, the riders will face 10 switchbacks on a road so steep that many of the race vehicles cannot make it to the top. With 1.2 miles to go, the road will straighten and the finish will be in view. At 0.25 miles to go, the route makes a hard left, and the racers will face the final five switchbacks to the finish line. This will be the stage where legends are made and winners are decided.Stage 8, Presented by Amgen Sunday, May 17 – L.A. LIVE (Los Angeles) to the Rose Bowl Stadium (Pasadena) Start Location: L.A. LIVE (Chick Hearn Court) Finish Location: Pasadena Rose Bowl Stadium Start Time: 9:15 a.m. Stage Length: 60 milesWhat better way to celebrate the uniqueness of Los Angeles than a Stage 8 route that highlights countless iconic images in downtown L.A. and a tour through the heart of several well-known neighborhoods? The day will begin in the heart of L.A.’s famous sports and entertainment district. The start line will span Chick Hearn Court and connect STAPLES Center (home of the Stanley Cup Champion LA Kings, Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers) and L.A. LIVE (home of the annual GRAMMY, Emmy and Espy Awards as well as race presenter AEG’s worldwide headquarters).The early morning start will begin with a five-mile circuit that incorporates a portion of the 2010 Time Trial route. The circuit will highlight the Biltmore Hotel, Pershing Square, City Hall, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, the Los Angeles Music Center, STAPLES Center, and L.A. LIVE. Upon completing five laps and an hour of racing in downtown L.A., the race will head north to its ultimate conclusion in Pasadena at the Rose Bowl Stadium. The neighborhoods of Downtown L.A., Chinatown, Lincoln Heights, Cypress Park, Mount Washington, Montecito Heights, Highland Park and Eagle Rock will all get a chance to watch the peloton race over their streets.Entering Pasadena on Colorado Blvd., the Colorado Street Bridge will reprise its 2014 role as a backdrop to the beautiful Arroyo Seco. As the peloton drops into Arroyo Seco Park and the familiar environs of the Rose Bowl Stadium, the riders will do nearly one complete 3.1-mile circuit of the Rose Bowl Stadium before reaching the finish line on West Drive. The lap counter will read seven laps to go, after which the winner of the 2015 Amgen Tour of California will take his place on the podium.For further information about the Amgen Tour of California and to experience the race like never before with VIP Access, please visit the Amgen Tour of CaliforniaThe Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style cycling road race created and presented by AEG that challenges the world’s top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding course that traverses hundreds of miles of California’s iconic highways, byways and coastlines each spring. The teams chosen to participate have included Olympic medalists, Tour de France contenders and World Champions. Amgen Tour of California is listed on the international professional cycling calendar (2 HC, meaning “beyond category”), awarding important, world-ranking points to the top finishers. More information is available at year, the men’s course will traverse more than 700 miles and wind through 13 host cities, including Sacramento, Nevada City, Lodi, San Jose, Pismo Beach, Avila Beach, Santa Barbara, Santa Clarita, Big Bear Lake, Ontario, Mt. Baldy, L.A. LIVE (Downtown Los Angeles) and Pasadena. The women’s three-day stage race will travel more than 150 miles through South Lake Tahoe and Sacramento, followed by a 15-mile Invitational Time Trial in Big Bear Lake.Interested in becoming a part of the race? Visit for details.About AmgenAmgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its biologics manufacturing expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.About AEGAEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Anschutz Company, owns or controls a collection of companies including facilities such as STAPLES Center, StubHub Center, Sprint Center, The O2, Mercedes-Benz Arena, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE and Best Buy Theater Times Square; sports franchises including the Los Angeles Kings (NHL), two Major League Soccer franchises, two hockey franchises operated in Europe, management of privately held shares of the Los Angeles Lakers the Amgen Tour of California cycling road race; AEG Live, the organization’s live-entertainment division, is a collection of companies dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance, touring and a variety of programming and multi-media production. For more information, visit AEG today at First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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first_imgLatest Stories Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content That was all right with us. The top part was the pretty part of Elvis.And, too, he could sing like nobody’s business – rock ’n’ roll songs, patriotic songs, love songs, Christmas songs, gospel songs. I could understand every word he said.But Michael Jackson? I can’t understand a thing that he’s hollering about. It’s just racket to my ears. That’s not to say that he didn’t have talent because when he was with the Jackson Five, that little fellow could sing. He had a voice with incredible range.And at one time, he was a nice looking young man. Then he went and pinched his nose almost off his face and tried to turn himself white and started walking around with an umbrella over his head. I thought that was odd. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Michael Jackson is dead, and I’m sorry about that.I’m sorry when anyone dies.But if I turn on the television and see him gyrating across the screen one more time, I’m going to take my granddaddy’s double-barrel shotgun and blow the thing to smithereens. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… You Might Like Road department needs proper funding this year If we’re going to keep our roads and bridges running, we’re going to have to have more revenue. So says… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Jackson’s gone; enough is enough Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip Then he put up a merry-go-round in his backyard and invited little children over to play with him and stay and spend the night … and that was odd.Michael Jackson was an odd ball, and I find it hard to view him as an icon. There was just way too much controversy surrounding him. He married Lisa Marie Presley for show and dangled his baby – or somebody’s baby – over a balcony. He was at odds with his family and high-tailed in out of the country to some distant hideaway. He was accused of child molestation but a jury found him not guilty, but juries do strange things. One jury let “the Juice” a-loose.Then Jackson married a woman and paid her to have his(?) babies, but all that anyone knows for sure is that they are her children. No one knows, as Miss Mattie would have said, who sired them.So, I’m not sure why, now weeks, after his death, Michael Jackson is the subject of every entertainment news show on television and every radio talk show and on the cover of every entertainment magazine. And, that people, who two months ago, were ready to send him to the looney bin are now bowing down to worship him.For sure, he had a drug problem – prescription or otherwise – and probably was – he himself – the “great enabler” but some doctor’s going to get his reputation tarnished in an effort to put a little polish on the Michael Jackson legacy.There’s no doubt that some members of Jackson’s family are grieving, but some are gravy-ing. His dad is jockeying for dollars in the six figures and his sister is trying to cash in on his passing. And, there will be royalties on everything from Michael Jackson umbrellas and white, kid gloves to cigarette lighters and coffee mugs. His records will sell like hotcakes and, for the next thousand years, all of the legalities over the Jackson children and the Jackson estate will consume the airwaves.But maybe, from time to time, the entertainment news will take a short break from the Jackson ordeal to mention some “insignificant things” like the murder of a couple in Pensacola that was known for adopting children with developmental disabilities and other special needs. “Tonight, in other news ….” By Jaine Treadwell Admittedly, I’m not a Michael Jackson fan.I don’t like the noise that he makes and what he calls dancing is just plain vulgar.I’m from the Elvis generation, and I well remember that, when he was going to be on the Ed Sullivan Show, the cameras were only allowed to show him from the waist up so the television audience couldn’t see him wiggle his hips. By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Published 7:35 am Saturday, July 18, 2009 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 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. 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first_imgThe short-term behavioural effects of helicopter overflights on breeding king penguins Aptenodytes patagonicus at South Georgia were examined. Seventeen helicopter overflights were made at altitudes between 230 and 1768 m above ground level. Noise from aircraft engines increased sound levels in the colony from a background level of 65-69 dB(A) to a maximum mean peak level of 80 dB(A) during overflights. Penguin behaviour changed significantly during all overflights at all altitudes compared to the pre- and post-flight periods. Pre-overflight behaviour resumed within 15 minutes of the aircraft passing overhead and no chicks or eggs were taken by predators during overflights. Non-incubating birds showed an increased response with reduced overflight altitude, but this was not observed in incubating birds. Variability in overflight noise levels did not affect significantly the behaviour of incubating or non-incubating birds. Penguins exhibited a reduced response to overflights as the study progressed (despite later flights generally being flown at lower altitudes) suggesting some degree of habituation to aircraft. To minimise disturbance to king penguins we recommend that overflights are undertaken at the maximum altitude that is operationally practical or avoided altogether.last_img read more

first_img View post tag: welcomes Archbishop of Colombo, His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith and his delegation visited SLN Dockyard in Trincomalee on 25th November 2012.They were provided with a harbor cruise as well as an opportunity to visit the Naval Museum, Chapel Hill and Navy House in Trincomalee during their visit.[mappress]Naval Today Staff,November 29, 2012; Image: Sri Lanka Navy Training & Education View post tag: SLN Sri Lanka: SLN Dockyard Welcomes Archbishop of Colombo Share this article View post tag: Colombo Back to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lanka: SLN Dockyard Welcomes Archbishop of Colombo center_img View post tag: Naval November 29, 2012 View post tag: Navy View post tag: Dockyard View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Archbishoplast_img read more

first_imgFor more information on Harvard’s celebration, visit the 375th anniversary website. Preparations are under way for Harvard’s 375th celebration in Tercentenary Theatre on Friday. Wondering how to plan a party for 5,000 of your closest friends? This is what you’ll need:10,000 fresh strawberries3,840 square feet of dance floor670 pounds of Taza chocolate450 gallons of Richardson’s ice cream200 gallons of cider160 vocalists93 musicians47 student performance groups18 bushels of local apples5 stages4 walls of LED lights1 celloInterested in baking a red velvet cake for 5,000? For the cake:128 pounds of butter800 cups of sugar1,000 eggs500 egg yolks1,100 cups of cake flour63 cups of red food coloring10 cups of vanilla extract10 cups of baking soda16 gallons of buttermilk16 gallons of crème fraîche125 cups of cocoa powder21 cups of saltFor the frosting:150 pounds of butter490 cups of sugar560 egg whites19 gallons of milk14 cups of vanilla extract4 cups of salt75 cups of flourlast_img read more

first_imgIn October 2012, as part of a gift made by the Hutchins Family Foundation at the direction of Glenn Hutchins ’77, J.D. ’83, M.B.A. ’83, to support the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) at Harvard, a fundraising challenge was established to encourage alumni and friends of the University to join him in supporting the Harvard Houses — the foundation of the undergraduate experience — through House renewal, one of the priorities of The Harvard Campaign for Arts and Sciences.Home to dining, advising, and student programming, the Houses are hubs for academic and social learning at Harvard. They bring together undergraduates, faculty, graduate students, and mentors in communities that encourage exploration beyond the classroom, expand opportunities for collaboration and discovery, and allow students to experience the full breadth of Harvard’s liberal arts and sciences education.“I am pleased to support Harvard leaders in fostering the world’s finest undergraduate education,” says Hutchins. “To my mind, the Houses form the vital core of the college experience at Harvard. This is why we created the Hutchins Family Challenge.”The result of the challenge, now completed, was more than $50 million for House renewal from 40 generous gifts. Through this initiative, Hutchins and his family showed that there are many others who feel just as strongly about the important role that residential education plays in the lives of Harvard undergraduates.“Winthrop was my home while at Harvard, the place where I discovered new things about myself and met lifelong friends. The challenge was a great way for us to be a part of this new vision for the Houses,” said John D. Avery ’86, who made a gift with his wife, Jill, that will name an advising community in Winthrop House, the next slated for renewal.In the late 19th century, the growth of Harvard’s student body was fast outpacing its dormitory capacity. This meant that by 1900 only 27 percent of undergraduates lived in University housing, and living in nearby apartments was considerably more expensive.In an attempt to provide a more robust residential College experience and remove the social barriers that came from the variety of local housing options, President A. Lawrence Lowell embarked on an acquisition and building campaign that inaugurated the Harvard House system. Since their inception, the Houses have become models for residential life. Today, 97 percent of upperclassmen live in one of the 12 undergraduate Houses.Some of the Harvard Houses are now nearly 100 years old and, while they have served generations of Harvard students well, they are in need of improvement to better meet the social, technological, and programming demands of 21st-century students. Seeking to enhance academic and social support, planners are designing spaces that maximize community interactions and include everything from “smart” classrooms to art rooms, music practice spaces, and areas for socializing.“House life provides truly transformative experiences. Our Houses are special places, communities second to none, where learning becomes understanding,” said Michael D. Smith, Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.To date, portions of Quincy House (Stone Hall) and Leverett House (McKinlock Hall) have been completed, and Dunster House — the first complete House to undergo renewal — welcomed its newest residents at the start of this academic year.last_img read more