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first_imgOn Saturday, Notre Dame presented Italian architect Pier Carlo Bontempi with the 2014 Richard H. Driehaus Prize, the most significant recognition for classicism in the contemporary environment, according to the Notre Dame website.Michael Lykoudis, the Francis and Kathleen Rooney Dean of the Notre Dame School of Architecture, said the prize was started by Richard Driehaus 12 years ago with the goal of furthering the use of tradition in the modern world.“The work that [Bontempi] has done has been all about focusing on the local character,” Lykoudis said. “He builds with consistent principles while also adapting those principles to the climate and geology, including aspects in the work that tie back to its location.”According to Notre Dame’s website, Bontempi, who originates from Fronovo di Taro, Parma, Italy, studied architecture at the University of Florence and has taught architecture at universities across America and Europe. He is most noted for his block recovery plan in Parma’s historic center, the Place de Toscane and the “Quartier du Lac” resort near Paris.“Bontempi is unique in that he doesn’t see architecture as an art that calls attention to an architect, but to the building’s central place,” Lykoudis said, “While there is a great deal of beauty in his work, he is very modest in creating quality work.”According to Lykoudis, Driehaus believed the $200,000 award and bronze statue would act as sufficient incentive to fuel the practice of classicalism and traditionalism with an emphasis on sustainability in modern architecture.Lykoudis said the Driehaus Prize allows Notre Dame to engage in the practice of advancing the use of tradition in the modern world while Notre Dame’s national recognition as a top university allows the prize to grow in stature.According to Notre Dame’s website, recipients of the Driehaus Prize are distinguished architects who are skilled in the areas of traditional or classical architecture, contribute positively to society and whose work focuses on sustainability and innovation.Each year, a panel of judges evaluates the work of various architects and comes to a consensus on the winner.The 2014 panel members included Adele Chatfield-Taylor, president of the American Academy in Rome, Robert Davis, developer and founder of Seaside, Fla,, Paul Goldberger, a contributing writer for Vanity Fair and Witold Rybczynski, award winning architecture critic and professor. The panel also included Léon Krier and Demetri Porphyrios, past winners of the Driehaus Prize.Bontempi possesses all of the qualities the panel values, Lykoudis said.According to the jury citation, Krier said “the serenity and robustness, elegance and economy of [Bontempi’s] considerable built work demonstrate the falsity of the economic, philosophic, technical, artistic argument as excuses for the catastrophic performance of the common contemporary building industry.”Tags: architecture, Pier Carlo Bontempi, Richard H. Driehaus Prizelast_img read more

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first_imgHave you heard the news? It’s Friday! To celebrate, we’re bringing you a recap of the weirdest, wildest and most WTF stuff that happened this week. From stories about Annaleigh Ashford’s messy house to a lavish secret passage to the wax museum, a lot of um…interesting stuff went down in the last seven days. Find out what we learned below!NPH Might Be Going to SpaceWell, he hasn’t confirmed he’s lifting off to the moon, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility according to our weekend poll. After hosting the Oscars, maybe the Tony and Emmy winner, host, director, producer and magician will pick up a few more of our suggestions for his bucket list. Our Claymation HIMYM idea is gold, NPH, gold!Cabaret Was Emma Stone’s Sex-EdThere’s a few risque moments in Cabaret that would make even grown adults squirm, but the new star of the Broadway revival announced she first saw Alan Cumming play the Emcee at the ripe old age of nine. Wow. And we thought we were cool because our parents let us watch Grease.Disney Needs an Ice-Cold DirectorThomas Schumacher of Disney Theatricals is really serious about this Frozen on Broadway thing—he’s got a concept, and now he’s shopping around for someone to helm the new musical adaptation. We’re sure he’ll probably spring for someone with actual stage credits, but we’d love to see the director of this masterpiece give it a go.Annaleigh Ashford Had a Hoarders HomeOn her Ask a Star video, the You Can’t Take It With You star revealed that her childhood home was just as cluttered as the Sycamore household’s—and completely packed with antiques and other old treasures. Wow, does your family also collect lots of snakes? Hang on, calling A&E. They’re gonna love this.Les Miz Needs a Cast Album. Now.We’re so beyond thrilled that Honeymoon in Vegas and Side Show have announced they’re recording cast albums before the musicals even begin previews. Meanwhile, if we want to listen to Ramin Karimloo’s gorgeous rendition of “Bring Him Home,” we’re forced to scrounge on YouTube. What gives, Miz?Michael C. Hall Has Great LegsHmm, we’re not exactly sure what Hedwig director Michael Mayer looks for in potential headliners, but there’s no doubt the role has one absolute requirement: Super sexy legs. NPH had ‘em, Andrew Rannells had ‘em, and now, does Michael C. Hall ever have ‘em. Pardon us while we sob on our Stairmaster.Club Cumming Is Coming to Your HouseGood news, lieblings—Cabaret star Alan Cumming could be making house calls! On the new episode of Show People, the Tony winner revealed that he’d love to take his exclusive dressing room party Club Cumming to your apartment for hire. Booze, Spice Girls tunes and vegan soup?! We’re in!On the Town Has Secret Wax AccessThe Lyric Theatre doesn’t have an after-hours nightclub like 54 Below, but what it lacks in posh bars, it makes up for in lavish secret passages to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Video blogger Alysha Umphress even gave us an all-access tour! No idea why anyone would ever need this, but if you do, you know where to find it.Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Got a New ProjectOK Lin, in honor of the great news that you and your wife Vanessa are expecting, we’re writing a rap: A little bundle of joy / oh boy, oh boy / time to stock up on lots of awesome toys / you’ve got a new off-Broadway show / and with a baby in tow / you’ll be the coolest freestyling dad we know! (We never said it would be a good rap.)B’way Stars Are as Screwed Up as YouWe learned so many lessons on the opening night of It’s Only a Play (especially that the revival feeds F. Murray Abraham’s “f*cking soul”), but according to Stockard Channing, the main takeaway is that stars are just as screwed up as the rest of us. Wait. Just as screwed up?! Excuse us. We beg to differ. View Commentslast_img read more

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first_img The UNITAS 53-2012 Pacific Phase naval exercise will be held this year in the waters off the Peruvian coast and will include the participation of the Navies of the United States, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, and the host country, Peru. The Naval units will begin to arrive at the port of Callao on May 12, departing on May 16 for the area where the different exercises will be held, and returning on May 26. For that purpose, a planning and evaluation meeting was held at Peruvian Navy (MGP) facilities, where attendees were introduced to the program and objectives of the exercises, which on this occasion will evaluate the participation of the different units under one operational command, crisis management, anti-piracy operations, and international organized crime, among other areas. The various commands that will participate in the event were also determined during the meeting. The Air Defense Command and the Electronic Warfare Command will be led by the U.S. Navy; the Surface Warfare Command will be the responsibility of the Ecuadorean Navy; the Anti-Submarine Warfare Command and the Search-and-Rescue Command will be led by the MGP; and the Maritime Interdiction Command will be the responsibility of the Colombian Navy. By Dialogo March 29, 2012last_img read more

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An 82-year-old man was fatally hit by an SUV in Roslyn Heights on Saturday evening.Nassau County police said  Sion Bakhshi, of Roslyn, was crossing Mineola Avenue when he was struck by a northbound GMC Acadia near the corner of of Hillside Avenue at 7:22 p.m.The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The driver was not injured.Homicide Squad detectives found criminality and deemed the crash and accident.last_img

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first_imgApr 16, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Seasonal influenza viruses flow out of overlapping epidemics in East and Southeast Asia, then trickle around the globe before dying off, researchers from the World Health Organization (WHO) committee that selects the viral strains for the annual flu vaccine said today.At a press conference, researchers said the findings, released ahead of print today in the Apr 18 issue of Science, could influence how experts pick the flu strains that will be included in each year’s vaccine. Derek Smith of the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom told reporters that identifying the source of the viruses allows global health officials to better predict which viruses are most likely to cause the most disease over the next year.”We now know that East and Southeast Asia is where we should be paying the most attention,” he said. The findings will likely pave the way for greater collaboration on flu virus surveillance in those regions, he added.”Flu science and flu public health have to go hand and hand, because it [the influenza virus] is a very complicated pathogen,” he said.The group analyzed 13,000 samples of influenza A/H3N2 virus that were collected across six continents from 2002 to 2007 by the WHO’s Global Influenza Surveillance Network. They said they chose that influenza subtype because it is currently the major cause of flu-related illness and deaths. They compared differences in hemagglutinin (HA), a surface protein, among the different samples.In 10% of the samples, the researchers also compared the sequences of the gene that codes for HA. The two analyses enabled the researchers to identify different strains of H3N2 as they arrived at new sites over the 5-year period.The results revealed that newly emerging strains of H3N2 appeared in East and Southeast Asian countries about 6 to 9 months earlier than anywhere else. The strains generally reached Australia and New Zealand next, followed by North America and Europe. The new variants typically reached South America after an additional 6 to 9 months, the group reported.Though the findings didn’t suggest that any particular Asian country was a frequent source of the new strains, researchers reported that influenza viruses in Thailand, Malaysia, and Japan were antigenically less advanced than those in the rest of the region, implying that those countries were less likely to produce new strains.Once the strains leave East and Southeast Asia, they enter an “evolutionary graveyard,” the authors said in a press release today from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the publisher of Science. Older flu strains that leave North America, for example, aren’t likely to infect people in Asian countries again, because populations would be immune to them, and the viruses would become extinct, Colin Russell, also from the University of Cambridge, told reporters.The new findings on the travel routes of seasonal flu viruses cast doubt on other migration theories, Smith said. Some experts have suspected that the viruses migrate between the northern and southern hemispheres, come from tropical areas, or originate in China.It’s unclear why new variants appear in Asian countries first, but Russell said one contributing factor could be continually overlapping influenza epidemics in Asian countries. “It’s like runners passing a baton, and evolution is occurring in that context,” he said.Though countries East Asia aren’t very far apart, many have different climates and rainy seasons that occur at different times of the year. For example, Smith said Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur are only 700 miles apart, but their flu seasons occur at different times of the year. He also said Asian countries have intensive contact through air travel, which could also contribute to viral movement patterns.The next step is to reach back into the WHO’s surveillance database to analyze H3N2 viruses from the years before 2002 to see how robust the circulation pattern findings are, Smith said.When journalists asked if the findings had any bearing on likely circulation patterns for pandemic influenza strains, Russell said the findings apply only to seasonal flu viruses that were included in the study. “It [seasonal flu] is completely distinct,” he said.Russell CA, Jones TC, Barr IG, et al. The global circulation of seasonal influenza A (H3N2) viruses. Science 2008 Apr 18;320(5874):340-6See also:Apr 16 Science press releaselast_img read more

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first_imgRussia’s Rosneft has found an oil field in the Khatanga Bay of the Laptev Sea, in what is considered to be the northernmost exploratory well on the Eastern Arctic shelf.The company on Sunday said that during the drilling of the Tsentralno-Olginskaya-1 well from the shore of the Khara-Tumus Peninsula on the shelf of the Khatanga Bay, three core samples were taken from depths of 2305 to 2363 m, which showed high oil saturation dominated with light oily fractions.“On the basis of primary studies already, it can be concluded that a new oil field has been discovered, the volume of the resource potential of which is increasing as the drilling continues. Core sampling continues at the moment,” Rosneft said.The company further said that the obtained result of the drilling at the Khatanga licensed area “allows Rosneft to be considered a pioneer of deposit discoveries on the Eastern Arctic shelf.”The company was awarded the license for Khatanga development in November 2015.On April 3, at the Russian president Vladimir Putin’s command Rosneft embarked on drilling of the Tsentralno-Olginskaya-1 well. The significance of Rosneft project was emphasised by the Russian president during a video conference on the drilling start.“In fact, work on the whole petroleum province has been started, which, even according to preliminary data, contains millions of tons of oil equivalent. Horizontal drilling is a complex and high-tech operation. This is just the first well. There is much more work ahead. I would like to wish you good luck and I hope for this undertaking’s success,” Rosneft cited Putin as saying.last_img read more

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first_imgSwedish tanker shipping company Concordia Maritime has signed a contract to charter out its P-MAX tanker Stena Paris to an unnamed party, described as “one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies.”The contract is for one year, with an option for a further year, and runs from July 2017 to July 2018, Concordia Maritime said.As informed, the 65,200 dwt Stena Paris has been used by the same company since 2013 for consecutive transportation of refined petroleum products, mainly in the Asia Pacific region.“Our customer has a specific transport need for which the large load capacity of the P-MAX concept will be well suited. For our part, the contract means that we secure employment for the vessel for a further year at a fixed rate,” Kim Ullman, CEO of Concordia Maritime, commented.“This is fully in line with our aim to concentrate employment on niche trades where the P-MAX vessels’ … properties are most beneficial. And given the challenging market conditions at the moment, we are pleased with the level of the contract,” Ullman added.Built at Croatian Brodosplit Shipyard in 2005, the ship flies the flag of Bermuda.Concordia Maritime’s fleet consists of ten P-MAX product tankers, two newly built IMOIIMAX chemical and product tankers, and one Suezmax tanker.last_img read more

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first_imgABP Humber has increased its technology for hydrographic surveying with the purchase of a new Carlson Merlin lidar scanner supplied by Swathe Services.The Merlin is a vessel-based 3D mobile laser scanner system developed specifically for coastal, offshore and inland waterway surveying. ABP Humber intends to use the system for quay wall inspections and surveying offshore structures.James Williams, managing director of Swathe Services, said: “The Merlin is a fantastic system for any 3D survey operations and we’re delighted that ABP Humber has added a Merlin to their existing survey equipment.”The Merlin is designed to integrate with existing hydrographic systems to simultaneously produce an accurate dataset of the environment above the waterline while a multibeam echosounder maps everything below the waterline to produce high-resolution datasets in a single pass.Mike Abbey, hydrographer at Associated British Ports said: “We are very impressed by the products supplied by Swathe Services and the Merlin 3D laser scanner is no exception. We needed to map the quay walls both above and below the waterline simultaneously as well as scan offshore structures, and the Merlin fit’s with our existing set up to do this in real time producing accurate data.”last_img read more

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first_imgJames F. Windholtz, of Sunman, was born on June 1, 1933, in Mack, Ohio, a son to Emil and Claire Faye Windholtz. On April 27, 1957, Jim married Marion C. Gilmartin at St. Aloysius Church in Cincinnati, and she preceded him in death on March 12, 2014.  He worked for AT&T as a technician and also farmed.  Jim was a member of St. Peter’s Church and the Southeastern IN YMCA, and always attended the Elder HS Alumni monthly meeting.  He never missed a family event, whether it was a dance recital, soccer or football game – spending time with family always came first.  In his spare time, he enjoyed his dogs, antique tractors, gardening, farming, and spending time at White’s Sale barn. On Thursday, January 21, 2016, at the age of 82, Jim passed away at his residence.Those surviving who will cherish Jim’s memory include his son, James T. (Paula) Windholtz of Sunman; grandchildren, Jason (Sarah), Brittany (Jake), Michelle (Ryan), and Derek (Laura); 3 great grandchildren, Grace, James and Claire, and several brothers and sisters. Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by daughters, Cindy and Laura Windholtz; son, David Windholtz, and a few brothers and sisters.Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman. Father Barry Windholtz will officiate the Mass of Christian burial, at 12:00 noon, at St. Peters Catholic Church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.Memorial donations are requested to New Horizons of Batesville. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home and its staff are honored to care for the family of Jim Windholtz.last_img read more

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