Farewell Exhibition For CU's Sibell Wolle Fine Arts Building To Be Held Oct. 5-6

first_imgMore than 5,000 alumni of the University of Colorado at Boulder’s art and art history department have been invited to a farewell “TOAST” exhibition in the Sibell Wolle Fine Arts Building on Oct. 5-6.The exhibition is in recognition of the building’s impending demolition and is free and open to the public. The exhibition will include a reception on Oct. 5 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and public viewing on Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Several artists have created exhibits in rooms of the now empty building.A traditional Columbian “passage rite,” or mourning ceremony, and Aztec dancers performing a traditional dance will highlight the Oct. 5 reception. An alumni reception and a viewing of the plans for the new Visual Arts Complex will follow at 7 p.m. in Sibell Wolle room C103.”While this is a farewell toast to the building we’ve all grown to love, it’s also a toast to the building we’ve always dreamed of,” said Professor Garrison Roots, chair of CU-Boulder’s art and art history department. “The Visual Arts Complex will surpass all of our expectations, and will enable our students and faculty to interact in a way that will facilitate the teaching process. The Visual Arts Complex also will provide the community with an important resource, so this event really is a celebration of all that is possible for both CU and the community.”Demolition of the 90-year-old building will begin this fall, with construction of the new Visual Arts Complex beginning shortly thereafter. The north end of the Sibell Wolle Fine Arts Building was originally the Engineering Shops Building and was built in 1918. An addition to the building was completed in 1948.The building was named for Muriel Sibell Wolle (1898-1977), who served 40 years as a professor of fine arts and was nationally known for her sketches of mining camps and ghost towns throughout the West.Scheduled to open in 2009, the $56 million Visual Arts Complex will be the new home of the CU Art Museum and the art and art history department, a cross-disciplinary program ranked among the finest in the nation. The award-winning architectural firm of Kallmann, McKinnell and Wood, based in Boston, and OZ Architecture and M.A. Mortenson Co., both based in Denver, will design and build the 148,000-square-foot complex.For more information on the exhibition visit www.colorado.edu/arts or call (303) 541-1445. Published: Sept. 24, 2007 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

10 things to do this week: April 5 edition

first_img Published: April 5, 2016 Hello, fellow Buffaloes. It’s finally spring and the weather this week is lovely so get outside and enjoy it! I am Sarah Ellsworth: IPHY major, Boulder native, and event connoisseur, writing to you from the comfort of beautiful CU-Boulder on all of your weekly opportunities for community involvement, educational whatnot and supreme fun. As always, enjoy your week!Wednesday, April 6Welcome Wednesday with The Herd. Did someone say free food? All students, regardless of grade, can swing by Koenig between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for a free lunch from The Rio Grande Mexican restaurant hosted by The Herd. Seniors are especially encouraged to stop by, as the Senior Class Council will be there to answer questions on graduation and pass out cords. Welcome Wednesday with The Herd.“Between Two Cubas:” Ethnographic writing workshop. Cuba: some consider it a mysterious and alluring paradise, some consider it a hell to suffer in. Pristine and beautiful and musical? Or a difficult place to live a life under communist rule and poverty? Join Professor Ruth Behar, born in Havana, to discuss her work “Bridges to Cuba” on ethnography and Cuban culture and heritage. Professor Behar’s lecture will take place in the Center for British Studies in Norlin from 5 to 7 p.m. and is free and open to everyone.Thursday, April 7Ralphie’s Cooking Basics. It’s time to elevate that standard college staple: grilled cheese and tomato soup. Come to Ralphie’s Cooking Basics class this week to make a fancy version of a grilled cheese and then eat it afterwards. The class is free; you just have to sign up at 4:45 p.m. for the 5 p.m. class outside the Alfred Packer Grill in the UMC. Space is limited, so don’t delay! Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a friend. Ralphie’s Cooking Basics.Friday, April 8Dinner with 12 Buffs. You will definitely want to attend a special free dinner with 12 successful CU alumni this evening. This is a great opportunity to network and discuss these alum’s experiences as CU grads and things they accomplished along the way. Space is limited, so don’t miss out and register online now! Dinner with 12 Buffs.Battle of the Bands. The Center for Student Involvement presents an epic battle of the bands, featuring student music groups with a ton of talent! The battle will take place in Club 156 on the first floor of the UMC between 7 and 9 p.m. and admission is free to all. You can also sign up to do battle and bring your own music group to compete by signing up on the website. Battle of the Bands.Guest Lecture: Haitian poet and novelist Kettly Mars. Come and explore the themes and issues surrounding Haiti though the aristict medium of the written word with native Haitian and renowned writer Kettly Mars. Come and discover the raw talent of Mars at her lecture, which takes place in HUMN 350 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The event is free and open to all. Kettly Mars lecture.Saturday, April 9Mawule- Single release party. Join musical artist Mawule in Club 156 on the first floor of the UMC from 7:30 to 11 p.m. to celebrate the release of his new release and dance to some awesome new music. Other artists including Miguel Dakota and the Differents, Jerney, DJ Zenas, Ill Se7en, and A Meazy will also show up to drop some tunes for you guys. Tickets are $13 presale, or you can expect to pay $15 at the door. Mawule – Single release party.Becoming Butterflies exhibit opening. Check out the new and exciting exhibit opening at the grand CU Museum of Natural History, which features everything you ever wanted to know on beautiful butterfly biology, from how they live their lives to how they affect our lives! The exhibit is free and open everyday to everyone from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, April 11Get tennis lessons from a pro. If, like me, you love to play tennis, then up your game with lesson from pro Ryan Berman, starting today and running through the end of the month. Lessons are available through The Rec for tennis players of all levels, including those who have never played before, and start at $30. Whatever aspect of your game you need to improve, The Rec’s got you covered; you just need to register online. Tennis lessons.Tuesday, April 12Give blood. I know, I know, it doesn’t sound that fun. But giving blood is a great thing to do because you could save someone’s life. So suck it up and schedule an appointment with Bonfils online with code 0248 or call 303-363-2300, and accumulate some good karma for the good day. The blood drive takes place today through Thursday, April 14, in the Ice Overlook Meeting Room at The Rec every day from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Reward and refuel yourself afterwards with a lovely meal! Blood Drive. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mailcenter_img Categories:Things to DoCampus Communitylast_img read more

Afternoon Brief, July 14

first_img TAGSAustraliaBotrytisCanadaDRCFutureFarm ExpoGeorgiaGovernor BrownHollandIsraelOregon Advertisement Email Facebook Twitter ReddIt Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Sharecenter_img Home Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, July 14Afternoon BriefAfternoon Brief, July 14By Editor – July 14, 2017 16 0 Subscribe to the Afternoon BriefAdvertisement Trending Story:Vineyard Robot Prototype to Debut at FutureFarm Expo in OregonSeeking to solve the chronic labor shortage problem facing the US premium wine industry, the project ‘ROVR’ team has developed a fully mobile concept demonstrator at their Pendleton, Oregon R&D lab …Today’s News:The Complete Guide to BotrytisThe fungus Botrytis cinerea attacks grapes (and occasionally other parts of the vine) in humid conditions. It can develop into devastating gray rot but, in the right conditions, a desirable botrytis infection occurs …The Nine Rules for Landing a U.S. DistributorAn Italian winery snagged the cell phone number of an executive at the largest distributor in the US, and without the executives knowledge …Further Pre-Harvest Cellar Preparations to ConsiderLast week, we reviewed scheduling bottling operations and pre-ordering harvest supplies in the month of July in order to open up space in the cellar and save financial resources on free-shipping promotions …Governor Brown Signs State Budget with $5 Million Designated for Pierce’s Disease Control ProgramThe Numbers Behind the Farm Bill: A Little-Known Factor for the Fate of Sustainable Ag ProgramsJuly 19th El Dorado Wine Grape Growers Meeting Speaker AnnouncementSports and Entertainment Icons Jay Demarcus, Stephen Curry and Jerry Rice Pop a Korbel Cork for CharityOpen House Showcases Drones, Precision AgCanada Retracts Decision to Avoid Labeling West Bank Wine as IsraeliDomaine de la Romanée-Conti Leads Global Classification of Fine WineThe Dutch Market Trades UpTasting Georgia: An Inspirational Guide to Georgian Wine CultureAustralia’s Wine Industry Leaders Looking to the FutureDan Berger: Alternative WhitesWineIndustry.Jobs:Wine ConsultantMaisonry Napa Valley – Yountville, CA, United StatesSkilled Cellar WorkerConeTech, Inc. – Santa Rosa, CA, United StatesVineyard Estate ManagerFenn Valley Vineyards – Fennville, MI, United StatesMore Wine Industry Jobs…Feature Your Job Listing in the Afternoon BriefIndustry Events:“Practical Grape Growing” Seminar by IGGPRAJuly 19, 2017 – Paso Robles, CA, United States2017 International Bulk Wine and Spirits ShowJuly 26, 2017 – South San Francisco, CA, United StatesWomen for WineSense National Grand EventJuly 27-29, 2017 –  The Finger Lakes Region, NY, United StatesWine & Weed SymposiumAugust 3, 2017 – Santa Rosa, CA, United StatesCANVAS Event & Hospitality Trade ShowAugust 15, 2017 – Napa, CA, United StatesMore Wine Industry Events…Top Stories:Pennsylvania Wine in Pursuit of ExcellenceCalifornia’s Cannabis Industry Reinvents the Concept of AppellationsAre Hand-Picked Grapes Better Than Machine-Harvested?Crush in Compliance with California’s Wage LawsMaybe Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Prices Aren’t That High!Sonoma County Zoning Board Rejects New Healdsburg Winery Sought by Oakville Grocery OwnerAmerico Amorim, Thought to Be Portugal’s Richest Man, DiesNapa County Eyes Streamlining Approval Process for Smaller WineriesBordeaux’s Most Expensive WinesDeath of Esteemed Napa Valley Winemaker Dimitri Tchelistcheff at the Age of 87Bogle Vineyards Faces Lawsuit over the Use of ‘Essential’ on Its LabelsFire Nears Historic Vineyard and WineriesBremer Family Winery Hit with Water Agency ViolationTemecula Could Be California Wine’s Latest Success StoryThe $110 Million Question: Is Alcohol Good for You? Linkedin Pinterest Previous articleJuly 16th El Dorado Wine Grape Growers Meeting Speaker AnnouncementNext articleGlobal Spirits Signs with Baystate Wine & Spirits to Distribute Vodkas & Brandy in New Hampshire Editorlast_img read more

PETCOM to be Divested

first_imgPETCOM to be Divested TechnologyApril 26, 2013 RelatedSeven Primary Schools in East Kingston Get Tablet Computers FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Government is moving forward with the divestment of the Petroleum Company of Jamaica (PETCOM).Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Philip Paulwell, in his Budget Debate presentation on April 24, said that an enterprise team headed by Chairman of Petrojam, Erwin Jones, has been established to handle the process.He informed that a valuation of the company’s assets is currently being undertaken and “we will announce more as information becomes available.” TheMinister encouraged local investors to be prepared to take up the offer.“Petcom has been a strategic asset in the petroleum marketing sector in Jamaica, and we hope that it will remain a strong player in the mar­ket. Again, I encourage local inves­tors to participate in the ownership of this important Jamaican asset,” he stated.Turning to another matter, Minister Paulwell informed that effective June 24, low-sulphur fuel will be available to motorists.He said Petrojam has now completed the appropriate infrastructure work to accommodate the fuel, and since last month, has been conducting consultations with industry players.“Two Petcom stations – Petcom Dunrobin in St Andrew, and Portmore Parkway in St Catherine – have been prepared for the arrival of this fuel and will immediately begin selling it to the motoring public when it becomes available,” Minister Paulwell told the House.He noted that low-sulphur diesel is a cleaner option and is better for vehicles and the environment. “We are again leading the Caribbean as we did with the phasing out of leaded fuel and the re­placement of MTBE as an additive with ethanol,” he stated.Regarding ethanol production, the Minister informed that operation of the dehydration plant at Petrojam Ethanol (PEL) has re-started.“Last December, PEL entered a toll processing agreement with Lansing Ethanol Services, under which ethanol processed at the PEL dehy­dration plant serves to supply the local market for gasoline blending, in addition to supplying volumes for export to the USA and other countries,” he informed.The Minister said it is expected that the profits for this year will amount to $109 million.By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporter RelatedPETCOM to be Divestedcenter_img RelatedPETCOM to be Divested Advertisementslast_img read more

EC deepens investigation into Telia TV deal

first_img Telia reveals revamp to boost infrastructure assets AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 13 MAY 2019 Telia targets cost cuts with new enterprise IoT play Home EC deepens investigation into Telia TV deal Tags Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Related Telia claims positive start to strategy revamp Telia Previous ArticleChip chief tipped to head FoxconnNext ArticleUK operators pressing ahead with rural coverage plan Author Kavit Majithia The European Commision (EC) launched a full-scale probe into Telia’s €1 billion acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting, after the operator failed to address competition concerns.The acquisition, announced in 2018, is part of the operator’s multiplay efforts to combine its mobile and fixed networks with TV services, boosting options for its customers.However, the EC threw a spanner in the works, announcing it is concerned the proposed acquisition could reduce competition and lead to higher prices for consumers in Finland and Sweden.Not enoughIt decided to launch a full review despite Telia offering concessions to push the deal through last month. In a statement, the EC said it considered the commitments “insufficient to clearly dismiss its serious doubts as to the transaction’s compatibility with EU merger regulation”.Outlining its concerns, the EC said Telia’s competitors in TV distribution in Finland and Sweden could be prevented from accessing Bonnier Broadcasting’s specific TV channels. The merged entity could also deny access to TV advertising space on its free-to-air and basic TV channels to Telia’s competitors in all markets for retail mobile, fixed internet and TV services; and it could block access to its streaming application “to customers using competing mobile and fixed internet providers”.The Commission now has 90 days, running to September, to rule on the deal.In its own statement, Telia said it looked forward “to continuing the constructive dialogue with the European Commission”, adding it still expects to complete the deal during the second half of 2019.Aside from the EC’s concerns, Telia’s deal for Bonnier Broadcasting also has implications for Swedish government.The government owns 37 per cent of the operator and has been put in a sensitive position as a result of the deal, as it already controls Sweden’s big traditional broadcaster, SVT. Reuters reported the government would consider selling its stake in Telia, should the Bonnier deal be approved. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Backlast_img read more

Intelligence Brief: Will fibre fuel European recovery?

first_img Previous ArticleOpen RAN spending tipped to top $5B by 2024Next ArticleTech giants offer Covid-19 tracing Tags Blog HomeBlog Intelligence Brief: Will fibre fuel European recovery? AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore2 02 SEP 2020 Intelligence Brief: Assessing recent spectrum developments Read more Relatedcenter_img Author Intelligence Brief: Does intent matter in network automation? GSMA Intelligence Intelligence Brief: Assessing latest developments in 6G and healthcare European economies are facing a fresh financial slump as a result of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. But the silver lining for telecoms is that we are relying on connectivity like never before, with increased data consumption and a renewed focus on network reliability as working from home becomes normal and we see the beginnings of a demographic shift away from city centres. Telecoms is expected to play a key role in economic recovery, with leading industry bodies emphasising that the sector is ready to work with European Union (EU) institutions, national governments and the broader stakeholders’ community to lift the continent out of recession.A great deal of operator investment in Europe over the past decade has been focussed on fibre rollout, as increased demand for data puts pressure on legacy networks. Operator capex, however, continues to be stretched by the high cost of new technologies like 5G, while facing increasing competition from disruptors and new entrants all looking for a slice of the connectivity pie. Many governments have recognised the importance of fibre and regulation has a role to play. But operators also need to be open to rethinking their investment models and consider partnerships, consolidation or divestment to enable fibre rollout.The role of regulationGovernments and regulators in Europe have largely recognised the importance of connectivity and made it a key part of management and recovery strategies. Many governments set ambitious broadband speed and coverage targets to incentivise operator rollout. The UK government earmarked £5 billion ($6.7 billion) to bring gigabit-capable broadband to underserved regions, while Spain is directing nearly €1 billion ($1.2 billion) of state and EU funding to connect areas with no current or planned coverage.But coverage targets need a clear and beneficial regulatory environment in addition to financial support which recognises fibre is key to connectivity. Fixed fibre connectivity offers great network performance and resilience, but is costly and somewhat inflexible. Operators need to consider a number of options to connect their users, including fibre, hybrid options like fixed-wireless access, and mobile 4G and 5G networks. Governments need to acknowledge this and regularly implement and update economic incentive plans for the rollout of high-speed fibre networks.Fibre at the core of connectivityContinued growth in fixed and mobile connectivity relies on backhaul options that can keep up with data demand. Fibre backhaul is not just key to fixed technologies like FTTH, it’s the link that connects mobile base stations to the rest of the operator’s network and then onto the internet. It’s important because it has a direct impact on network performance and user experience, such as download speeds and latency. A superfast RAN link from the mobile base station to the user or vice-versa falls flat if the backhaul link can’t keep up.Fibre backbone is becoming more important as 5G connections increase and networks mature. Operators are also looking to the enterprise sector as it becomes clear the consumer sector will not be able to fund expensive 5G rollouts on its own. Standalone networks promise consistently high speeds and ultra-low latency, but these rely on solid, uninterrupted connectivity on uncongested networks. And the whole range of 5G technologies currently being touted to improve connectivity and network performance, such as open RAN, network slicing, dynamic spectrum sharing and virtualisation, will not be possible without fibre backbone. And new funding models are now needed to facilitate fibre expansion.Consolidation and divestmentThere is no doubt operators need to invest in fibre, but this doesn’t necessarily mean costly network rollout. Europe, in particular, has recently seen a wave of fixed/mobile consolidation. Vodafone Group recognised its limited fibre assets could be a hindrance to network expansion, so embarked upon a number of acquisitions and partnerships in the cable sector with Liberty Global and its subsidiaries. The combination of BT and EE in the UK was largely driven by content, but EE’s 5G rollout will undoubtedly benefit from access to BT’s fibre. Meanwhile in Italy, disruptive new entrant Iliad signed a partnership deal with wholesale operator Open Fiber. Fixed operators are also recognising the strength of expanding their fibre network through consolidation, such as Euskaltel in Spain.Another important trend is infrastructure divestment. Many European operators are spinning off their tower and fibre assets into separate businesses. Telefonica hived off its mast mobile masts into its Telxius subsidiary, while Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone have separated some of their tower assets and are seeking to sell part of them through a listing or private sale. These divestments improve financial efficiency as the operators can use those assets for their own operations while wholesaling them to others.Staying agile to boost economic recoveryThe need for fibre in connectivity is indisputable and the advent of 5G has made this even more paramount in a Covid-19 world. But disruption in the sector continues from new entrants seeking wholesale access to the mobile and fixed ISPs, low-cost players like Iliad, and outside influences like Google and Amazon.Operators need to be highly adaptable and stay open to a wide range of fibre expansion opportunities. Governments, regulators and investors also have a role to play in enabling this flexibility, if operators are to be allowed to make the most of expansion opportunities to help drive the economic recovery.– Tim Hatt – head of research, and Peter Boyland – lead analyst, GSMA IntelligenceThe editorial views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and will not necessarily reflect the views of the GSMA, its Members or Associate Members. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back EuropefibreGSMA IntelligenceGSMAilast_img read more

House of Cards

first_imgPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – It’s rare to find a sporting event that’s equally captivating at both ends of the leaderboard, yet that’s exactly what Sunday at TPC Sawgrass promises. The winner gets a trophy, but so do the losers, metaphorically speaking. Forty-nine of them, to be exact. Sunday will be all about establishing position on the priority list for the 2014-15 PGA Tour season. Who’s in? Who’s out? Where does everyone fall on the list? If you can keep up with that, then you deserve a cookie. Everyone else … sit back, relax and enjoy the drama as it unfolds. While technically 50 cards are up for grabs, 25 of them are already spoken for. The top 25 regular-season money earners from the Web.com Tour are all heading to the PGA Tour next season, with their priority ranking determined by their finish here on Sunday. Numbers game: How the priority rankings work The remaining 25 cards will go to the top earners from the month-long Finals series, where Bud Cauley, Adam Hadwin and Justin Thomas won the first three events. “It’s tough. It’s what it is, you’ve got to grind it out, it’s the last tournament of the year, a lot of things can happen and we’re doing the best we can,” Chad Collins machine-gunned a volley of clichéed yet accurate observations. Collins, after an even-par 70 on Day 3, sits 52nd in the projected priority rankings, two spots out of a PGA Tour card. Never mind the lack of names you’re used to pulling for (or against) in final rounds. Sunday is arguably the most pressure-packed day in golf. When Rory or Phil or Tiger have a less-than-stellar final round, they are consoled with a private jet ride home. If Tag Ridings (No. 51) or Vaughn Taylor (No. 53) or Roberto Castro (No. 50) don’t bring their best stuff on Sunday, it means another year of not reaching their ultimate goal. Another year of – another cliché alert – “every shot counts.” Those guys that go by one name, they get as many shots as they want. These guys tomorrow are playing for their livelihood. “It turns your hair gray, you lose some hair,” said Ridings, who is just one spot out of the final Tour card through 54 holes. At the other end of the spectrum – you know, at the top of the leaderboard, where you’re used to looking – we have players playing for more than a Tour card. Derek Fathauer, who leads by one shot through 54 holes, and some others are playing for a real chance to excel on the PGA Tour next year. The higher you can climb on the priority list, the more events you can ultimately play. Thanks to Carlos Ortiz’s missed cut, Hadwin has a chance to finish first in the priority rankings, guaranteeing a fully exempt Tour card next season and a spot in the 2015 Players Championship. “I really haven’t worried about it, these playoffs. I’ve just tried to go out and have some fun and tried to enjoy myself and just pick targets and fire at pins when I feel the need to,” said Hadwin, who’s four off the lead after a 3-under 67 and projected to finish No. 1 in the priority rankings. Whether you’re watching the top or the bottom of the leaderboard Sunday, at the end of the day, there will be 50 men leaving TPC Sawgrass with their 2014-15 PGA Tour cards, a harsh reality that some will take better than others. “Hopefully I can play well tomorrow and slip in there in [the] top 50 and get my card back, but if not, I’m looking forward to deer season the rest of the year and hanging the clubs up until January and then start back up again,” said Collins. Let’s hope there are some other hunters playing Sunday, or at least some guys with hobbies besides golf. Because there’s a good chance one shot will be the difference between someone realizing their dream, and someone taking solace in “there’s always next year.”last_img read more

Woods (MC) vows to keep fighting

first_imgUNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – While swirling rumors of his competitive demise have been greatly exaggerated, if we’ve learned anything from two crispy and curious days at Chambers Bay it is that Tiger Woods is not nearly as close to an ascent back to greatness as he seems to think. For the second consecutive tournament Woods signed for a card in the 80s all the while smiling his approval of the path he and “swing consultant” Chris Como have chosen. Regardless of what you may think of Como and his philosophies, with opinions ranging from confusion to outright contempt, the tandem are now just a half dozen PGA Tour starts into the experiment and it’s a tad early in the process to start cleaning house. But what is just as clear is there is no sign Woods has bottomed out, which many believed was the case when he went around Muirfield Village earlier this month in 85 strokes. Friday was better with Woods turning in 2 over par but on the closing nine it was more of the same on his way to a second-round 76, but let’s face it after Thursday’s 80 there was plenty of room for improvement. For his part, Woods is adhering to a strict diet of “been here, done that” when it comes to his current woes. “Sometimes you have to make a shift, and I did. And short-term suffering for long-term gain,” Woods said on Tuesday at Chambers Bay. “I’ve done this before when I’ve made changes in the past I’ve struggled through it. I’ve come out on the good side.” Full-field scores: 115th U.S. Open While that premise certainly holds true if you examine the flow chart of Woods’ career, there does seem to be a measure of revisionist history when it comes to his previous makeovers. When he began working with Hank Haney in March 2004, Woods went 16 starts before his next Tour victory and played four majors before winning the 2005 Masters. It was a similar transition when he made the move to Sean Foley in August 2010, with Woods going 18 starts before getting back on the board with a Tour victory, and he did go 0-for-13 at the majors during their tenure together. While neither of those previous transitions was without a degree of discomfort, Woods missed just one cut before working out the kinks with Haney and Foley … that’s one cut combined. By comparison, he’s already doubled that number this season with Como and his best finish was a tie for 17th at the Masters. Put another way, softening the rough edges with Haney and Foley was like having a cavity filled compared to the root canal treatment that the current transition has become. It also doesn’t help that Woods’ schedule includes only the most difficult golf courses, like Chambers Bay, which only compounds the degree of difficulty and magnify the inherent dangers of a swing change. “On a golf course like this you get exposed and you have to be precise and dialed in,” he said before bolting the Pacific Northwest. “Obviously I didn’t have that. Obviously I need to get a little better for the British Open and I’ll keep working at it.” Never before, however, has that work been so scrutinized, with Woods’ celebrity creating an alarming level of hyperbole. For all the cries that he must return to the knowing embrace of former swing coach Butch Harmon – an option Harmon has all but dismissed – no one is clamoring for the former world No. 1 to bring former caddie Stevie Williams back into the fold. Woods has never had much interest in nostalgia and backtracking simply isn’t in his DNA. Nor do observers have much interest in Como’s entire body of work. On the same day Tiger’s picturesque sky was falling and a second-round 76 sent him packing after two days for just the second time in his U.S. Open career, another of Como’s players, Jamie Lovemark, was climbing the leaderboard with a 2-under 68. Although Woods is certainly closer to his golden years than his golden child halcyon days, the mind, if not the body, certainly seems willing. For Woods, optimism springs eternal. “I hit a little bit better today. But, again, I made nothing today. I didn’t make any putts the first two days; I hit it better today,” Woods said in a surprisingly upbeat assessment considering he has more rounds in the 80s this season (three) than in the 60s (two). “Hitting some spots where I could hit some putts; I made nothing.” The reality is legends rarely fade away without a fight, it’s a byproduct of the same ego that made them great. Michael Jordan should have never slipped into a Washington Wizards jersey, Joe Montana lingered two years too long in Kansas City and Babe Ruth inexplicably wrapped up his career playing for the Boston Braves. Whatever point along the “base-line shift,” which was this week’s talking point when he was asked about his evolving swing, he may be Woods is far from finished, but he’s certainly further from finding the tipping point than he cares to admit.last_img read more

‘Making History Again,’ And The Path Forward For Spaceport Camden

first_imgCommissioner Gary Blount said there is no cost cap set. For now, they’re good, he said.“We do not have endless money to work with. No. But we have enough. And we feel like we’re at the point where enough is what will get it done,” he said.Currently, the county isn’t asking for any state or federal money.But County Administrator Howard said to make the Camden spaceport dream a reality, they’ll explore “all tools available in Georgia’s portfolio to spur job creation and drive business growth.” Share The fire moved so fast, she said, some people didn’t even have time to get off their stools. Even the water was on fire.“And we ran out, and we heard a big, loud explosion. And that’s when we heard the screaming, and we looked and bodies were hanging in trees,” she said.And we ran across the marsh. Fire was on both sides out front and out back. We couldn’t go nowhere.”Fairley Waye made it out with just a back injury. Twenty-nine people died and at least 50 others were injured in the accident.Carolyn Fairley Waye was one of about 600 Thiokol employees in Woodbine in 1971. That year she survived a horrific explosion that killed 29 people and injured more than 50 at what is now the proposed spaceport site. (Emma Hurt/WABE)She hopes a spaceport would help the local economy, but she said it’s frustrating how little the Thiokol explosion story comes up in Camden County and American history.“It has been 48 years since this explosion blew up and killed so many people,” she said. “You never hear about it. It’s just like it was … something you sweep under the rug.”Jannie Everette’s mom survived the explosion, too. And Everette also gets frustrated when the history is forgotten.Particularly when part of the Thiokol history site gets referenced, like the 1965 rocket motor test.“The whole thing is if you want to use one part of the history, let’s use it all,” she said.In fact, she started a memorial museum and nonprofit in the Thiokol workers’ honor once she realized how little their story is documented.Specifically, she saw a Camden County history book, 559 pages long, with just a few lines on the explosion. And no mention of the survivors’ names.Her group is lobbying the government for a national park in their honor.Jannie Everette founded the Thiokol Memorial Project, and has a museum in downtown Kingsland dedicated to the story of the Thiokol workers. Everette said she’s worried about the county money being spent on the spaceport. (Emma Hurt/WABE)Beyond the history, Everette, who spends lots of time trying to raise funds for her museum, said she’s worried about the county money being spent on the spaceport.“People are saying jobs, jobs, jobs. How many jobs? Who’s the contractor, right?” she asked. “Just say we invested $20 million and the county puts up this money. Then our children, when we’re gone, is going to be saddled with paying that debt.”To Regulate And PromoteSo, where are things now for the proposed Spaceport Camden?They lie with the Federal Aviation Administration, which regulates commercial space transportation. The county successfully submitted its application for a launch site operator license, and a decision is due by December.Until last year, George Nield was associate administrator for commercial space transportation at the FAA, in charge of overseeing and regulating the county’s commercial space activities.He said first and foremost, the FAA’s job is to make sure rocket launches are safe. Not whether they make financial sense.But some opponents, like those on Little Cumberland, think the FAA should have already stopped the county from applying. They think the idea of launching so close to them is too risky to consider. Nield argues the agency can’t reject a complete application before fully vetting it.The office has a dual mandate: to regulate AND promote.“So, now some people think that’s a conflict between safety and promotion,” he said. “We do not view it that way at all. Really what we’re talking about is good government trying to be efficient and being helpful.”He points out the agency’s perfect safety record for commercial space launches. Nield urged opponents to trust the agency’s process to keep them safe.‘We Have Enough’But even if this site operator license is approved, that doesn’t mean rockets can launch. Each launch will need separate federal licenses, too.In short, it could still be a long road for Camden County. And a long road for the spaceport’s opponents.Kevin Lang is vice president of the Little Cumberland Homeowners Association. He said if a license is granted, Little Cumberland will be ready for a legal challenge. (Emma Hurt/WABE)Kevin Lang on Little Cumberland said they’re preparing for possible federal and state legal challenges if a license is granted.“If it’s necessary, it’s necessary. We’re sure hoping it’s not,” he said.“We’ve got to be ready to protect the resources. Our view is it’s worth the time, energy and resources to go through the battle.”That battle could also involve Georgia’s most powerful politicians. Gov. Brian Kemp, Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, both of the state’s senators and almost all of Georgia’s members of Congress, both parties, have publicly praised the project.And the FAA notices that, Nield said.Which bolsters Camden’s commitment. How far are they willing to go? Part 1: Rockets, Risks, Rewards: A Look At The Economics Of Building Spaceport Camden Sponsored Content Part 2: Turtles, Fire and Contamination: Opposition From Spaceport Camden’s Neighbors 23:46 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Sponsored Content Sponsored Content This piece is a part of WABE’s deep dive into Camden County’s proposed spaceport project: how it came to be, who could be affected and where it could go from here. Read part two of this special report here.If you’ve seen any Spaceport Camden marketing materials, you might have noticed the phrase “Making history again.”It’s something Camden Administrator Steve Howard brings up regularly: Camden’s past involvement with the space industry.“What I tell everybody is the world’s largest thrust rocket engine wasn’t test fired in California, in Florida, in Virginia. It was in Camden County, Georgia, USA,” he explained.“So there was a space connection with Camden County in the ‘60s. We made history, and we have an opportunity to make history yet again.”That was 1965, when NASA contractor Thiokol tested the world’s most powerful solid fuel rocket motor at the very proposed spaceport site. (Thiokol later sold the site to Union Carbide.)But that rocket motor never went to space. NASA chose liquid fuel instead.So, the Thiokol site in Woodbine, Georgia, shifted to production of things like grenades, tear gas and trip flares for the Vietnam War. And it was then, in 1971, that the site saw a horrific, deadly explosion.Former Thiokol workers Phyllis Rhone, James R. Davis, Luvenia Houston, Emma Lue Gibbs, Channie Grimes and Queen Williams. They are at the Thiokol Memorial Project museum in Kingsland, Ga., sitting in front of a wall honoring the 29 victims of the 1971 Thiokol explosion. (Emma Hurt/WABE)At the time, Carolyn Fairley Waye was one of the hundreds of employees at the plant, assembling trip flares in building M-132.Everyone had gotten used to daily false fire alarms working with flammable material. But on one February morning, it wasn’t a false alarm. Fairley Waye had just gotten off a break. She thinks a spark may have ignited at her station as she was putting gunpowder into a flare case.No one had trained the employees on just how dangerous their work was. last_img read more

Art Moves 2014 Billboard Competition in Torun, Poland

first_img ← Tvebiomovies Competition 2014 Reddit Art Moves 2014 Billboard Competition in Torun, Poland Pocket Share 0 Similar Stories Deadline: 30 July 2014Open to: any creator interested in billboard artAward: 3,000 złoty (about 726 Euro)DescriptionThe Polish festival Art Moves uses billboards in an innovative way. Their usual function is changed and the festival organizers use them not to present advertisements, but moving and thought-provoking art. They put great emphasis on deepened thinking, reflection and awareness rising. Thinking is very closely related to the people. When people change their thinking, deepen their awareness and initiate their reflection, they also change the reality they live in.The purpose of the competition is to propagate and popularize billboard art and to encourage artists to create art engaged in the reality. From all the entries, the jury will select 10 most interesting works which will be printed and displayed on billboards in the city space during the Art Moves Festival in September and October 2014 in Torun, Poland.EligibilityBoth individual artists and groups of artists can participate in the competition, regardless nationality, sex, or any other condition.AwardThe best selected work will receive the Main Award in the amount of 3,000 Polish złoty (about 726 Euro).ApplicationThe works must be submitted by the 30 July 2014, 00:00 CET via electronic mail to the address [email protected] There is no entry fee. Submitted works are intended to creatively respond to this year’s competition theme: More or less freedom?The format of the competition work should be 498 cm x 243 cm (196×95.7 inches) in a horizontal layout, 100 dpi, cmyk, tiff.For further information, please visit the official website. Tweetcenter_img +1 July 15, 2014 Published by daniel Graduate Teaching Assistantship in Marketing, Edinburgh Napier University → Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. 2D Artists Contest: Botanicals LinkedIn 0last_img read more