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Video: Presiding Bishop on embracing the call of the Jesus…

first_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Tags Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Video: Presiding Bishop on embracing the call of the Jesus Movement Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Nov 16, 2016 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Video 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Job Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Knoxville, TN Press Release Service Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA [Episcopal News Service – Houston, Texas] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry told the International Black Clergy Conference Nov. 16 that the Jesus Movement is not a “Michael Curry concoction” that will have a limited shelf life.“It is a solemn call to reclaim our deepest origins – the deepest roots of who we are – and thereby know how to be oriented in a time of profound disorientation,” he said in his keynote address that was titled “The Jesus Movement: Embracing Our Call.”Previous ENS coverage of the conference is here.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Ethnic Ministries, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET last_img read more

Pearl Bay residence / Gavin Maddock Design Studio

first_imgArchDaily Pearl Bay residence / Gavin Maddock Design StudioSave this projectSavePearl Bay residence / Gavin Maddock Design StudioSave this picture!© Adam LetchHouses•Yzerfontein, South Africa Pearl Bay residence / Gavin Maddock Design Studio ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/533054/pearl-bay-residence-gavin-maddock-design-studio Clipboard Architects: Gavin Maddock Design Studio Photographs Projects Save this picture!© Adam LetchGiven a limited brief the focuse was on two main issues: a modern signature within the budget. The architecture and interiors enjoy various aesthetic interests and were inspired by the west coast landscape which is quite textural and typified by simple white houses and cottages, reminiscent of the Mediterranean.Save this picture!© Adam LetchCavity brick construction was used throughout with all walls plastered and painted white. The building had to be grounded – it could not float – therefore it needed to be vertical, not horizontal. ‘Both the front and rear pavilions are two storeys and the windows are sliced through to the parapet to emphasise the verticality. The two pavilions are joined by the gallery, which is a single storey element where the horizontal lateral wall again emphasises the verticality of the main building. There is a seamless flow between these spaces and a sense of uninterrupted connection between inside and outside. The floor slabs are off-form concrete, contrasting with the painted plaster of the walls, yet further expressing the vertical line.Save this picture!© Adam LetchThe scale of furniture, its colour and texture, were important to satisfy comfort levels. The unit seating and the dining table were custom designed to complement the space. The external furniture pieces were chosen for their scale and simplicity; bold pieces that hold the spaces together. The TV and all audio equipment was concealed in the living room wall cabinet, behind the large steel framed sliding panel that accommodates a substantial artwork. A custom designed fireplace was recessed into a stainless steel ledge.Save this picture!© Adam LetchTo maximise the size of the main en-suite, a custom-shower was created and glass for the internal walls was used. All bedroom floors are finished in wide board oak flooring; the view from the master suite is ever changing.Save this picture!© Adam LetchThe granite tiles were selected for their texture and grain, which resonates with rocks in the distance, providing that external feel of being on the terrace. Their size is proportionate to the space and contrasts with certain soft textures within the interior. Here, the selection of furniture includes various modern classics.Save this picture!© Adam LetchStriving to reduce the structure to its minimum so as to maximise views, there are no ‘framed views’. The canvas had to be as large as possible on a site such as this, yet provide privacy to / from future neighbours and shelter from the elements. Using strategically placed columns, the opening was stretched to the maximum of 14 metres addressing the ocean. To achieve the lightness of the space, proportion and height was essential. Ceiling heights of 3,3 metres ensured this result, with full height sliding doors. The living areas needed to flow seamlessly, creating a feel of the outside deck to be inside and the living / dining space to include the covered terrace for flexibility. The full height sliding doors retract into the structure to form a singular space here.Save this picture!© Adam LetchThe result is an individual statement of appealing symmetry, a modern home with large entertainment areas and all the mod cons.Project gallerySee allShow lessAtkins Designs Striking Office Complex in GuangzhouArchitecture NewsSALVA46 Coliving in Barcelona / MIEL Arquitectos + STUDIO P10Selected Projects Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/533054/pearl-bay-residence-gavin-maddock-design-studio Clipboard Houses photographs:  Adam LetchPhotographs:  Adam Letch+ 27 Share CopyInterior Design:Gavin Maddock Design Studio (GMDS)Structural Engineer:Hulme & Associates Geotechnical Engineer: Kantey & Templer LandSurveyor:Neil Spencer & AssociatesContractor:McNeil ConstructionCity:YzerfonteinCountry:South AfricaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Adam LetchRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. This pristine contemporary home is located on the west coast 90kms north of Cape Town bordered by a nature reserve adjoining the ocean. Sites like this don’t come much more spectacular. Taking full advantage of the ocean views and responding to the coastal dune context, Gavin Maddock describes it as ‘a glorious site’.Save this picture!© Adam LetchThe client wanted a holiday house she would eventually retire to. The brief called for a ‘modern’ house with ocean views and a strict observance of a limited budget, which was to include the standard accommodation requirements.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanWith the front dune sitting up a little higher than the rest of the site, the challenge was to reconcile house, dune and views. The result is a rectangular double storey structure of 600 square metres with imaginatively conceived outdoor living spaces. It comprises: three bedrooms, four bathrooms, generous living and dining areas both inside and out, a gallery, casual living room, a study, decks, terraces and balconies: Ocean views exist from virtually every room.  South Africa “COPY” CopyAbout this officeGavin Maddock Design StudioOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesYzerfonteinHousesSouth AfricaPublished on August 05, 2014Cite: “Pearl Bay residence / Gavin Maddock Design Studio” 05 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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

Girls World Expo

first_img Facebook Previous articleECSO: Man charged after pointing firearm at repo menNext article013119_UTPB_Pioneers_women_16 Digital AIM Web Support TAGS  Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 center_img Girls World Expo, a day-long event created by local teen girls for local teen girls, has been scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. March 30 at the Midland County Horseshoe, 2514 Arena Trail, Midland. Activities include “Girl of Merit” award recognition, hot-topic seminars, live entertainment by talented local artists, healthy living workshops and demonstrations, a college and career fair, Girls World of Art Show, “Bright Ideas” STEM Showcase, a unique street-style marketplace and more. For more information, email [email protected] For tickets, go online. Girls World Expo Local News Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

CIPD voices fear over holiday rule

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. TheCIPD has criticised the landmark European Court of Justice ruling that willgive short-term workers rights to paid holidays.Employerswill no longer be able to avoid giving leave to people employed on a freelanceor short-term basis due to the Working Time Directive ruling brought by mediaunion Bectu.MikeEmmott, CIPD’s advisor for employee relations, said, “We are very unhappyabout this regulation as we felt that the original law was perfectly OK.”Employersare going to be faced with increasing administration and this will beunnecessarily bureaucratic. It will also increase costs.”Currentlyin UK law, leave is conditional on the worker having been continuously employedfor 13 weeks by the same employer. CIPD voices fear over holiday ruleOn 3 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

Press release: Law change could lead to a smarter generation of motorway users

first_img By allowing learners to have lessons on motorways, we are modernising driver training and making sure learners get the skills and experience they need to drive on fast, busy roads. Safety is our number one priority and we welcome today’s change which will help equip learner drivers to drive safely on motorways when they have passed their tests. We look forward to supporting the motorway drivers of tomorrow as they develop these new driving skills and get invaluable practical knowledge and experience of using motorways. The Department for Transport consulted on these changes in December 2016. They received wide support from learner drivers, the driver training industry and road safety organisations and the general public. These changes apply to England, Wales and Scotland only.General enquiriesMembers of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.Media enquiriesJournalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer. get broader driving experience before taking their driving test get training on how to join and leave the motorway, overtake and use lanes correctly practise driving at higher speeds put their theoretical knowledge into practice Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) Chief Executive, Gareth Llewellyn, said: The changes will allow learner drivers to: Highways England is predicting a smarter generation of motorway road users following a law change allowing learner drivers about to take their driving test to get their first taste of motorway driving.In the past learner drivers’ first experience of driving at higher speeds had been limited to using dual carriageways and only when they had passed their driving test could they get their first experiences of driving on a motorway.For some newly passed and inexperienced drivers this could prove to be a daunting and often frightening experience.Now under a change to the law from June 2018, learners will be allowed to drive on motorways with an approved driving instructor (ADI) using a dual controlled car displaying L plates.Highways England, the body responsible for Britain’s motorways and strategic A roads, says this law change will help develop a smarter generation of motorway road users.It will allow approved driving instructors (ADI) to teach learners about the specific set of skills associated with using the motorways safely in a practical situation.Head of Road Safety at Highways England, Richard Leonard, said:last_img read more

How has Covid-19 outbreak impacted your business?

first_imgIn the past two months, bakery businesses and their suppliers have been through greater upheaval than at any time since World War II.Some saw virtually all their trade disappear overnight when pubs, restaurants and schools shut their doors. Other closed up shop over fears they would find it impossible to keep staff and customers safe from infection.Meanwhile, those supplying the supermarkets saw demand soar as retailers struggled to keep bread and baked goods on shelves.But, in many cases, businesses transformed themselves overnight, finding new routes-to-market – whether that is delivering direct to consumers or securing new retail listings.If you run a bakery business or supply bakery firms with ingredients or equipment, we want to hear how your business was impacted by the outbreak.Please take a few minutes to fill in our brief survey and help us get a picture of how coronavirus has affected the baking industry, and how it has reacted to the challenges.last_img read more

Big Gigantic To Bring Their Electro Hip-Hop Dance Party To Atlanta’s Coca-Cola Roxy

first_imgColorado’s Big Gigantic is about to head out on their Got The Love Tour in a little over a week’s time, which will see the duo of Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken head down to Atlanta, GA for a show at the Coca-Cola Roxy on Saturday, February 10th with support from Shallou (purchase tickets here). To compliment their musical stylings, Big G’s performance is enhanced by state-of-the-art production and set designs which have helped make the group a must-see headliner and top tier festival act across the board, at venues and events such as Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Coachella, Bonnaroo, Ultra Music Festival, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and more.In 2016, the electronic, hip-hop, and jazz-influenced group dropped their hit album Brighter Future, which debuted at #1 on iTunes Electronic charts and #2 on Billboard Dance / Electronic chart. The album features guest spots from the likes of Waka Flocka Flame (“Highly Possible”), GRiZ (“C’mon”), as well as Trey Anastasio Band’s two leading ladies Jennifer Hartswick (“I’ve Gotta Know” and “Got The Love”) and Natalie Cressman (“No Apologies”), to name a few. A few months back, Big G released the remix compilation of the album, Brighter Future Remixed, which finds the likes of Kasbo, Manic Focus, Kill The Zo (Matt Zo and Kill The Noise), Naderi, and more.“Got The Love” ft. Jennifer Hartswick:[via Big Gigantic]Big Gigantic are firm believers in music with a purpose, as the duo has been involved in various charities and non-profit organizations from day one, including Conscious Alliance and their own A Big Gigantic Difference Foundation. In an interview with Dancing Astronaut, Lalli discussed the group’s charitable endeavors, specifically with Youth On Record, an orgnaization that aims to “empower 1,000 teens in some of Denver’s most vulnerable communities to make life choices that positively impact their future by teaching them to develop the coping tools, inspiration, and wherewithal to succeed in today’s world and to become leaders.”“It’s great to help out the community we live in,” Lalli explained. “If we are giving instruments to kids that are in our community, that’s just passing the torch on to the next generation. It’s great to be able to do it locally, because we’re able to come down and help in person.”Joining Big G in the support spot is Shallou, an indie-electronic producer based out of Chicago, IL. Downtempo, ambient, ethereal beats and vocals highlight the sounds of his 2017 debut EP All Becomes Okay. Shallou has also released a beautiful cover of Radiohead‘s “Motion Picture Soundtrack,” honoring the group that provided early inspiration for the artist. Shallou is the perfect compliment to Big G’s bangers, with a style that will get the crowd grooving early and often.Shallou “You and Me”:[via Soundcloud]Big Gigantic recently released their Winter Chill Mix Vol. 4, which sees Lalli and Salken re-create tracks from artists that have been on their own personal playlist as of late, such as Jaw Gems, Hayden Gems, Flamingosis, Portugal. The Man, Point Point, and Anderson .Paak, among others. Take a listen below:Big Gigantic Winter Chill Mix Vol. 4:[via Soundcloud]Big Gigantic Winter Chill TracklistHeatweaver – Jaw GemsNumb (feat. GRACE) – Hayden JamesStay Close – Anth MFeel It Still – Portugal. The Man (Nikö Blank Remix)Braindrain – Sun ParadePromises (feat. Noah Slee) – Ben EsserFlight Of The Flamingo – FlamingosisListen To Soul, Listen To Blues – SAFIACloser (feat. Jennie A.) – LemaitreBring The Funk Back – Big Gigantic (The Geek x Vrv Remix)Electric (feat. Khalid) – Alina Baraz (ID remix)No Fear – DeJ LoafHands (feat. Denai Moore) – Point PointC’mon (feat. GRiZ) – Big Gigantic (Cloudchord Remix)South Of The River – Tom MischAm I Wrong (feat. Schoolboy Q) – Anderson PaakWalk With Me (feat. KUČKA) – Cosmo’s MidnightOver & Under – Party PupilsSide King – Jaw Gems (Dom Sax Outro mix)Tickets for the show are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. For event updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page.[Cover photo via Nathan Bakken]Enter To Win A Pair Of Tickets:<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>last_img read more

Allan R. Robinson

first_imgAllan R. Robinson, Gordon McKay Professor of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Emeritus, died suddenly on September 25, 2009, at his summer home overlooking Buzzards Bay.  Professor Robinson established and, for nearly four decades almost single-handedly ran, a graduate program in physical oceanography in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.  Many of his nearly 30 Ph.D. students and 25 postdoctoral fellows hold leadership positions at major universities and research centers.Allan was known throughout the world of oceanography for his insightful contributions to understanding the Gulf Stream, the evolution of ocean eddies (the oceanic equivalent of weather), and the dynamics of circulation in the Mediterranean Sea.  In the early 1980s he demonstrated that ocean current forecasting was possible and developed the Harvard Ocean Prediction System, a uniquely portable forecasting and analysis tool that is still widely used.  He then successfully connected this methodology to practical applications in fisheries, search and rescue, and national defense.Allan was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, and grew up a few blocks from the coast in Marblehead.  As a student he excelled in science and began his lifetime interest in art, literature, and music.  Like many in his community, he was drawn to the sea.He enrolled in 1950 at Harvard College, where he enjoyed courses in physics and math and played baritone horn with the Harvard Band.  During commencement week in 1953 Allan and his friends Edward Upton and Charles Lipson decided to write a set of nonsense Latin verses for “Ten Thousand Men of Harvard.”  Today when the Harvard Band sings one can occasionally still hear “Illigitimi non carborundum, Domine salvum fac regem.”  During Allan’s memorial service in Memorial Church the band sang his lyrics — he would have loved it.As Allan contemplated possible career directions in physics, he was guided by a desire to make a fundamental contribution to theory.  He began his dissertation research on nuclear shell theory, but midway through this work he was invited by Columbus O’Donnell Iselin, who was the Director of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution at the time, to join a regular discussion among a small group of Massachusetts Institute of Technology faculty and Woods Hole scientists who were attempting to reconcile ocean observations with fundamental physical processes.  Around this time, under the tutelage of George Carrier, Allan’s Ph.D. research was shifting to theoretical ocean processes.  This work was highly novel: only 14 prior publications are cited in his dissertation, and his studies led to more than half a dozen papers in prestigious scientific journals. After completing his Ph.D. Allan spent a year as a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow at Cambridge University’s Cavendish Laboratory with luminaries in fluid dynamics such as G. I. Taylor and George Batchelor.  Allan returned to Harvard as an assistant professor in 1960 and was subsequently promoted to associate and then the Gordon McKay Professor of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics in 1968.In the early 1960s Allan’s elegant analysis of vorticity conservation over a sloping sea floor led to the discovery of continental shelf waves, a term he coined.  Next Allan spearheaded a number of ship-based explorations designed to study the performance of his ocean current models when compared to observed currents and water properties. With Henry Stommel he co-directed the Mid-Ocean Dynamics Experiment and co-chaired the US POLYMODE Organizing Committee, the latter of which involved extensive collaboration with Soviet physical oceanographers.  These studies provided the first comprehensive overview of turbulent ocean “weather” that is analogous to the high and low pressure systems that influence atmospheric weather.In the 1980s Allan launched a successful basin-scale modeling project of the eastern Mediterranean Sea that for the first time correctly depicted ocean current structures, which led to new research on the connections between ocean eddies and gyre circulation in the Mediterranean Sea.While theoretical studies employing elegant mathematics were always dear to Allan’s heart, he also thought that scientists have an obligation to address societal problems.  Allan’s understanding of the physics of eddies and his novel application of quantitative forecasting methods were highly valued by the U.S. Navy in its operational work relating to submarine detection.  He took pleasure in the deference paid him by military leaders, such as when they delivered via a navy submarine an instrument he needed on a research vessel.  Admiral Peter Cressy (Ret.) said, “From extensive personal observation . . . I can state . . . that [Professor Robinson’s] contributions were essential to our national defense and a key component of the successful conclusion of the cold war.”  In 1991 the Office of Naval Research awarded Allan its Distinguished Educator’s Award in Ocean Science, in recognition of his many contributions to national security.Allan served for many years as the editor of the journal Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, and as editor-in-chief of the prestigious occasional series THE SEA, overseeing the production of six volumes.  He retired from teaching in 2002 and from his research professorship in 2007.  Over his professional career Allan wrote or edited over 150 research articles and books.  He was a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Geophysical Union and received honorary degrees from the University of Liege and the University of Massachusetts.  In recognition of his contributions to important societal problems, he received the Award for the Merits of Two Worlds from the European Institute of Cultural Integration.It would be fair to say that over the last half century no single physical oceanographer was more important than Allan in advancing the intellectual underpinning of interdisciplinary ocean science. In his later years he completed some of a projected series of influential papers on the theory of physical-biological interactions.  Allan’s sudden death was a shock to all who knew him.  He was as mentally active as ever, authoring papers, exploring new research ideas, and laying plans for new edited volumes.  His friends and close collaborators quite simply expected him to continue this way forever.  He is survived by his spouse, Marguerite; their three daughters, Sarah Penelope Robinson, Perrine Robinson-Geller, and Laura Ondine Robinson; six grandchildren; and his sister, Gladys Meltzer.Respectfully submitted,Frederick H. AbernathyKenneth Brink, Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionNadia Pinardi, University of BolognaJames J. McCarthy, Chairlast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Megan Hilty Lands Bravo TV Gig & More

first_img Star Files Megan Hilty View Commentscenter_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Megan Hilty Lands Bravo TV GigMegan Hilty has been tapped for season 2 of Bravo’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, which stars Lisa Edelstein as a suddenly single author. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Broadway bombshell will appear as Charlene, a Southern belle who is married to Frumpkis, the ex-hubby of Jo (Alanna Ubach). Homeland’s Maury Sterling is boarding the cast as Frumpkis, along with Broadway and Mad Men alum Aaron Staton, who will take on the role of love interest JD. The series will air later this year. Hilty will next be seen on the boards headlining a one-night-only performance of Annie Get Your Gun at New York City Center on October 27.Misty Copeland Documentary Sets Release DateCurious to know more about incoming On the Town headliner and American Ballet Theatre’s principal ballerina Misty Copeland? We have good news! The U.S. rights to a documentary about her, Nelson George’s A Ballerina’s Tale, have been picked up by Sundance Selects, Variety reports. So you will be able to see the film in theaters and on Video On Demand from October 14. Copeland begins a limited engagement in On the Town on August 25.Laura Bell Bundy Heads Down Recovery RoadTony nominee Laura Bell Bundy will giddy on up to ABC Family’s Recovery Road. According to Us Weekly, the Legally Blonde star will appear in the upcoming drama as Monica, a reality TV Producer who infiltrates Springtime Meadows rehab facility. The series, which will also feature Jessica Sula, Daniel Franzese and Sharon Leal, is set to premiere in 2016.Jon Robin Baitz’s Stonewall to Hit Movie TheatersTony nominee Jon Robin Baitz’s film Stonewall, which as previously reported stars Jeremy Irvine, will be released on September 25, EW writes. Helmed by Roland Emmerich, the biopic follows the 1969 police-raid of the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, which became the flashpoint for the gay rights movement.Watch Pitch Perfect 2’s Aca-Amazing Gag ReelWhile we eagerly await Pitch Perfect 3, Pitch Perfect 2 will be released on Digital HD on September 1 followed by Blu-ray, DVD and VOD on September 22. To get us in the mood for some more pitch slapping, a gag reel of the latest movie has been issued below. The movie, of course, starred Anna Kendrick, fellow Great White Way alum Anna Camp and Rebel Wilson, along with our Broadway boys Skylar Astin and Ben Platt, so all of these fun and frolics hit just the right note.last_img read more

17 Pyracanthas

first_imgI hated the thorns on that thing back then. I couldn’t mow around it without it donating a little blood, so I finally let Mr. Mower take care of the problem.But 40 years later, I have to admit that the neighbors’ pyracantha is a beautiful thing. Its white spring flowers are nice, but its glory is its blaze of orange-red berries in the fall and especially winter, when all around it is pretty dull.”Pyracantha is not as widely used in the landscape as it once was,” said Bob Westerfield, a Cooperative Extension consumer horticulturist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Fire thornIts thorns and brilliant berries give pyracantha its more common “fire thorn” name. The bright berries are actually pomes, like berry-size apples. And they aren’t the plant’s only selling points.”There are some popular dwarf cultivars,” Westerfield said. “‘Red Elf’ is a compact plant that normally grows only about 2 feet high and wide and has bright, red fruit. ‘Ruby Mound’ is another dwarf that gets 4 to 5 feet tall and has, as the name indicates, red fruit and a mounding habit.”Pyracanthas grow well in slightly acidic, well-drained soils, he said. They’re fairly drought-tolerant once established, and they’re hardy throughout Georgia.While the berries are its claim to fame, the thorns are “an obvious downside,” Westerfield said.Yeah, the thornsThe thorns limit its use in landscape plantings, as does the size and gangly growth of most cultivars. “They’re medium- to fast-growing plants that can reach heights of 6 to 18 feet,” Westerfield said.The rapid growth makes pyracantha anything but low-maintenance. And you have to be careful when you’re pruning, which detractors say is every other day. Besides avoiding thorns, you’ll want to avoid removing future berries, which grow on year-old wood.On the other hand, the larger pyracanthas’ rapid growth and almost vining habit make them easy to trellis and to espalier, or train to grow flat against a fence or wall. “They can be really striking espaliers on large walls,” Westerfield said.Pyracantha does have another downside. “Because it’s in the same family as roses and apples, it’s susceptible to fire blight,” Westerfield said. This bacterial disease attacks twigs and branches and can kill entire plants.Scab, tooPerhaps even worse, it’s also susceptible to scab, he said. This fungal disease attacks both the foliage and the berries, turning the plant’s best feature into sooty black beads.Lace bugs are the worst insect pests of pyracanthas, he said. Aphids and scale insects are sometimes problems, too.But pyracanthas make excellent specimen plants, he said, with the two-season appeal of spring flowers and winter berries. They can be great for screening, too. Hardly anything wants to tangle with their thorns.If you like having birds in your yard, pyracantha’s berries are sure to attract them. And if you’re into such things, that rapid growth helps make pyracanthas beautiful bonsai plants.”It’s not a plant you’d want to use just anywhere in the landscape,” Westerfield said. “But it has its uses.”I don’t think I’m up to training an espalier or a bonsai. But Mom might like one of those little Red Elfs in her yard. I’ll just mulch a wide, mower-free zone around it.(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) Volume XXXIINumber 1Page 17 By Dan RahnUniversity of GeorgiaMaybe this is the year to finally get Mom another pyracantha to replace the one I killed as a kid.last_img read more