Fort Worth to host ‘Gatsby’ themed party as fundraiser

first_imgRecent thunderstorms lead to hazards; more storms to come Race for Tarrant County Sheriff to go to runoff Linkedin ReddIt printResidents can channel their inner Gatsby for the 23rd annual Party in Fort Worth benefitting the Fort Worth Promotion and Development Fund.Sundance Square is hosting the event at the Fort Worth Convention Center on Feb. 13. Tickets are on sale until Feb. 3.“We want people to have a lot of fun so they bid on the auction items and share their treasure with us,” said fund manager Linda Fulmer.The annual party is the sole source of funding for the Fort Worth Promotion and Development Fund, Fulmer said.The money goes toward events that help increase Fort Worth’s exposure to the world. Fulmer said in the past this has included sending the symphony orchestra to play the Carnegie Hall Tour, funding booths for trade shows and supporting the Fort Worth Zoo.“The goal is to enhance [Fort Worth’s] reputation on a national and international level so people want to bring businesses here,” Fulmer said.According to the Party in Fort Worth website, this year’s event expects 1,000 guests. Guests are encouraged to follow the “1920’s swanky fabulous” dress code.Professor D will provide the musical entertainment, Reata and Schakolad Chocolate Factory will provide food and event sponsors will provide items for live and silent auctions, according to the website.Those who wish to attend can purchase a table, ranging in price from $3,500 to $25,000.According to a City of Fort Worth press release, Ed Bass and Johnny Campbell are event chairs for the event. Fulmer added that they provide support to make the party possible.“We want to make Fort Worth look good to people around the world who may not know about Fort Worth,” said Fulmer.Tickets can be purchased online until Feb. 3. Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Shelby Whitson Facebook + posts Shelby Whitson Shelby Whitson Rubio mocks Trump at Dallas rally Twitter Facebook Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Shelby Whitson ReddIt Fort Worth to host ‘Gatsby’ themed party as fundraiser Twitter Linkedin Previous articleStudents get first-hand look at improving relations between Cuba, U.S.Next articleSouth Main Street to undergo $8.6 million transformation Shelby Whitson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shelby Whitson last_img read more

LGH had 281 people on trollies last month

first_imgHomepage BannerNews By admin – April 23, 2015 LGH had 281 people on trollies last month Almost nine thousand patients were on trolleys at hospitals around the country last month – the worst March figure in over a decade.The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says the figure confirms the extent of the growing crisis.St Vincents Hospital in Dublin saw the biggest increase between March 2014 and March 2015 – at 237 per cent.Letterkenny General Hospital’s increase was relatively small, with 281 people on trollies in the Emergency Department and wards in March 2015, compared to 277 in 2014.In 2013, the figure was 180.In Sligo General Hospital, the figure is actually falling, with 235 people on trollies last month, 238 in March 2014 and 242 in March 2013. Twitter Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous articleDonegal camp not to clash with Comortás Peil Na Gaeltachta FinalsNext article“We will find you” – PSNI message following Drumahoe pipe bombs admin center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Pinterest Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more

Distressed property auction called off after protests

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ The latest Allsop Space distressed properties auction has been cancelled because of a group of protesters. Over 120 properties including the Excise Building in the IFSC in Dublin were due to come under the hammer at the auction in the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin.Reports say there were racist tones in the chants of the protestors. The protests seemed to relate to two or three particular properties and also against a UK-based auction house trying to sell repossessed properties.Among the lots were 33 houses and 26 apartments as well as a housing development and three apartment blocks. There were also 40 commercial property lots, including a shopping centre, with combined reserves totaling 12.1 million euro.However the proceedings have been called off after protesters entered the hotel. The group had gathered outside the former headquarters of Anglo Irish Bank and Gardaí are at the scene.Carol Tallon is author of Irish Property Buyers Handbooks and was at the auction. She says there are always a number of protestors at the auctions but there was a larger number of them today.”Today the protestors were far more organised – they started outside Anglo headquarters, moved on to the Shelbourne and our understanding is that they’re heading on to the Dail next” she said.”There was about 150 (protestors) thereabouts, they seemed to have quite good support in the room – and they stopped all proceedings so the auctioneer was not able to introduce the lots and he was not able to proceed with the auction as they stood up and protested” she added. Google+ Twitter Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook News Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twittercenter_img Pinterest By News Highland – July 4, 2013 Distressed property auction called off after protests Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleBay View Hotel sale postponed as protesters storm auction roomNext articleMilitary holding former Egyptian President News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

The effects of magnetic storm phases onFlayer irregularities below the auroral oval

first_imgThrough the study of two periods in September and October 1981 it was possible to observe F layer irregularity development and intensity primarily over subauroral latitudes in the area of the plasmapause. Using sets of data which include in situ measurements of low‐energy (< 12 eV) electron precipitation, ionosonde measurements of spread F, and a series of scintillation measurements, we observed the following phenomena: (1) the descent of the auroral irregularity region to include subauroral latitudes in the general area of the plasmapause during the main phases of a series of magnetic storms, and (2) the “subauroral or plasmapause storm” case when irregularities were noted primarily at lower latitudes, which took place during the recovery phase of magnetic storms when local magnetic activity was low or moderate. Irregularities at these latitudes appearing during both magnetic quiet and magnetically disturbed conditions make statistical modeling of intense F layer irregularities for latitudes in this region very difficult. Dynamic modeling, which would follow the phases of a magnetic storm from commencement through injection to recovery, would more likely be successful in predicting periods of spread F, scintillations, and other manifestations of F layer irregularities at subauroral latitudes. We suggest that the subauroral irregularities in the recovery phase of magnetic storms are the result of energy stored in the ring current which then is slowly released. The appearance of intense F layer irregularities at subauroral latitudes over several days in the recovery phase of magnetic storms is similar to the recovery pattern of Dst, the measure of ring current energy density.last_img read more

Snow College Women’s Basketball Coach Steps Down From Position

first_img Written by Brad James April 21, 2021 /Sports News – Local Snow College Women’s Basketball Coach Steps Down From Positioncenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEPHRAIM, Utah-Snow College athletic director Rob Nielson confirmed that women’s head basketball coach Mike Russell will step down from his position to be the new head boys basketball coach at Syracuse High School. Russell will also have a teaching position at the school.Russell led the Badgers to a record of 110-66 (.625) in six seasons. He led the squad to three 20-win seasons, the 2019 Scenic West Athletic Conference championship and three appearances in the Region XVIII title game, including this past season.Russell’s squads have also excelled in the classroom, netting an aggregate minimum 3.6 GPA on three occasions in his tenure.Russell is a native of South Ogden, Utah and was the varsity girls basketball coach at Bonneville High School for eight seasons. He led the Lakers to seven state playoff appearances.A search has commenced for Russell’s replacement.last_img read more

TGEX Comes to an End

first_img TGEX Comes to an End View post tag: end Share this article Authorities View post tag: TGEX View post tag: americas View post tag: News by topic November 2, 2014 View post tag: comes Canadian, Japanese and U.S. ships completed a two-week long Task Group Exercise (TGEX) Oct. 31 off the coast of Southern California.The exercise, led by U.S. 3rd Fleet gave Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 15 the opportunity to conduct and evaluate training across multiple warfare areas for Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 23, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11, aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), guided-missile cruisers USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) and USS Chosin (CG 65), guided-missile destroyers USS Milius (DDG 69), USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60), USS Kidd (DDG 100), USS Pinckney (DDG 91) and USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110), littoral combat ships USS Independence (LCS 2) and USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigates HMCS Calgary (FFH 335) and HMCS Winnipeg (FFH 338), Kingston-class coastal defense vessels HMCS Brandon (MM 710) and HMCS Yellowknife (MM 706), and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JS) Teruzuki (DD 116)Milius, Paul Hamilton and Fort Worth Crews 103 and 104 used TGEX as their final opportunity to certify prior to deployment.TGEX was a rare opportunity to cultivate partnerships across Pacific fleets.Joint, inter agency and international relationships strengthen U.S. 3rd Fleet’s ability to respond to crises and protect the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners.[mappress mapid=”14281″]Press release, Image: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today TGEX Comes to an End View post tag: Navy View post tag: Navallast_img read more

Social enterprise bakery opens in Nuneaton

first_imgA new artisan bakery in Nuneaton has opened its doors to the public and given young people the chance to make a fresh start.The Bakery, situated on Harefield Road, opened on Saturday (25 August) following months of preparation. It represents the latest social enterprise project from the Positive Impact for Young People CIC.The project has the backing of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership Growth Hub, which has already helped the team secure orders from local businesses. It has also received support from Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council.The Bakery will be staffed by young people who are not engaged with work, education or training, giving them a chance to learn transferrable skills in a working environment.Craig Sweeney, managing director at the Positive Impact for Young People CIC, said: “This is a huge step forward for us as an organisation and personally for all of those who are going to be working with The Bakery.“It isn’t just staff facing the public or working with food, we are also looking to create administration roles, a marketing team and more, all made up of young people who are looking for a fresh challenge.”The opening comes after the acquisition of the property in June, which was followed by the launch of a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the purchase and instalment of furniture and fittings.last_img read more

From Atwood, wisdom and a bit of wickedness

first_imgIn preparing to chat with author Margaret Atwood A.M. ’62, John Lithgow told a Sanders Theatre crowd, he “fell madly in love” with her great mind and talent. On Thursday, the actor and the audience fell in love with her crisp, caustic wit, too.When Lithgow asked Atwood how it feels to craft a line like “their clothes look like they had covered themselves in glue, then rolled around in hundred dollar bills,” this year’s Harvard Arts medalist said she doesn’t consider it wit. Instead, she thinks of it simply as “descriptive writing” and said the narrator in question “is a pretty mean old lady.”“You’re a kind person, so you would feel that you had surprised yourself” had he written those words, Atwood told Lithgow ’67. “With this amount of malice coming from me, it’s not really surprising.”But pressed about whether her sharp pen gives her any sense of joy, Atwood acknowledged a sort of “horrible fun.”The medal ceremony, which honors alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the arts, kicked off the Arts First festival, an annual four-day celebration. Harvard President Drew Faust gave Atwood the award, calling her a “true social and moral force,” and praising her vast body of work, her creativity, and her “virtuosity of showing us the darkness.”Atwood, said Faust, “forces us to see in such sharp relief that we feel compelled to share her worries and thus to act on them.”As is customary, Atwood joined Lithgow, an actor and Arts First co-founder, for a lively conversation on the Sanders stage. The pair discussed the author’s early inspirations, process, and a selection of her works.Atwood was born and raised in Canada. She attended Victoria College in Toronto, graduating in 1961 with a degree in English, before earning her master’s degree from Radcliffe in 1962. The author of numerous volumes of poetry, works of children’s literature, nonfiction, stories, and even a libretto for a forthcoming opera, she is best known for her novels.At Harvard, she loved immersing herself in the daily activity of reading and writing, diving into the Widener stacks and taking classes with beloved professors such as Perry Miller, whom she called “one of the greats.”For Atwood, poetry and prose depend on separate neurological functions. “I think poetry is closer to the musical part of the brain, and novels are closer to the narrative and conversational parts.” They also differ in that the process of creating a poem is nine parts inspiration and one part perspiration, she said, while the work behind novels reverses the equation.“That’s why people find [poets] so annoying,” said Atwood. “They say, ‘I’m not looking out the window, I’m working.’”Atwood said she thinks of herself as entering into a type of agreement with those who choose to pick up her books.“You make a promise to the reader. The reader has entered into this process, which is going to be reading the book, and you have to deliver on that promise and not violate that promise.”The ceremony was presented by the Office for the Arts, the Learning from Performers Program, and the Harvard University Board of Overseers.For the next three days the University will come alive with performances, public art projects, temporary exhibitions, and more. This year’s event also includes LitFest, a celebration of Harvard’s creative writing community. Click here for more information.last_img read more

Eduard Sekler, Carpenter Center’s inaugural director, dead at 96

first_imgEduard Franz Sekler, an architecture historian and first director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, died on May 1. He was 96.The Austria-born Sekler studied in Vienna and, later, London, before joining the faculty at Harvard in 1954 at the invitation of Josep Lluís Sert, who was dean of the Graduate School of Design at the time. In 1962, Sekler became coordinator of studies at the newly built CCVA, becoming its director four years later. In his decade overseeing the Le Corbusier-designed building, he brought to bear a mission that extended far beyond art design.Said Alfred Guzzetti, Osgood Hooker Professor of Visual Arts: “I saw Eduard as a very European presence. Through Eduard’s recruitment of faculty and staff, he strengthened the European — and even international — character of the enterprise. He saw design at the center, opening out to the broader practices of the contemporary visual arts in the way that modernist European architecture did.”Courtly, but determined, Sekler co-founded the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies (VES) with the late Albert Szabo, and engaged divisions across the University, bringing professors of science (Arthur Loeb, for example) onto VES faculty.“He was a person of very high standards. Everything had to be just so. He wasn’t a micromanager, but he was a manager and critical standards had to be upheld. He pushed to establish VES. He was eager to academicize it. He was adamant and eventually got his way. If it weren’t for Eduard, I’m not certain VES would exist as a department,” Guzzetti said.The author of many publications, and recipient of several awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, Sekler worked as an advocate for preservation of Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. He made his first trip there in 1962 as part of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), helping prepare plans to safeguard the area’s historical monuments. In 1990, he founded the Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust, which has saved more than 50 buildings and monuments.“I knew that change was coming, but I didn’t know it would come in such a fast and uncontrolled way and destroy that beautiful valley. It was clear to me that something had to be done,” Sekler told the Gazette in 2004.Sekler is survived by his wife, Mary Patricia.last_img read more

Depths of slavery, heard, seen, and felt

first_imgAt the age of 8, Africa-born Phillis Wheatley was kidnapped and sold into slavery. The property of a wealthy Boston family, she could read and speak English 16 months later. By 14, she had mastered Latin, likely knew Greek, and was familiar with astronomy and math. In 1773, at the age of 20, she published her first book of poetry, “Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral.”“She was the mother of the African-American literary tradition,” said Henry Louis Gates Jr., the Alphonse Fletcher Jr. University Professor and director of the Hutchins Center, during a recent discussion at the Harvard Art Museums. But she was also “doomed to fail because of the structures of racism embedded even in the discourse of the Enlightenment,” he added.While Voltaire and Washington praised Wheatley’s poetry, Thomas Jefferson, said Gates, called her work “beneath the dignity of criticism.” Her authorship of the volume was challenged by those who denied that a slave could have crafted such moving verse.Today her work is part of a searing film, “No More, America,” that depicts an 18th-century Harvard debate about whether slavery was compatible with natural law. The 14-minute work, on view in the Harvard Art Museums’ Lightbox Gallery, was developed by Professor Peter Galison in conjunction with “The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766-1820,” an exhibit highlighting the diverse teaching methods and fine art for which the Harvard Hall room was known.The Harvard University Archives contains a copy of the 1773 Philosophy Chamber debate between Harvard seniors Theodore Parsons and Eliphalet Pearson on whether slavery was compatible with “natural law.” Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff PhotographerThe teaching cabinet was also a place for debate, often filled with the “voices and ideas that animated Harvard’s 18th-century history,” said Ethan Lasser, Theodore E. Stebbins Jr. Curator of American Art.Some of that history is shadowed by slavery.While conducting research for the exhibit, Lasser and his colleagues uncovered the only surviving transcript of the various student discussions the room hosted: the 1773 slavery debate between seniors Theodore Parsons and Eliphalet Pearson.Galison’s portrayal of the exchange, said Lasser, offers up “new ways of thinking about the exhibition,” and about Harvard’s ties to slavery, which have been explored on campus in recent years.Last year, President Drew Faust was joined by U.S. Rep John Lewis in affixing a commemorative plaque on Wadsworth House in honor of four slaves who worked there during the 18th-century presidencies of Benjamin Wadsworth and Edward Holyoke. In March, Faust spoke at a Radcliffe symposium on slavery and universities that featured the work of a number of Harvard faculty and students. Last month, Faust was joined by Annette Gordon Reed, the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History and a professor of history, at the unveiling of a Harvard Law School memorial to enslaved people whose efforts helped found the School.Galison, who directs the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, from which “The Philosophy Chamber” borrows, was asked by Lasser for a film idea inspired by an object from the collection. Instead, he turned his attention to the slavery debate, enlisting Gates, author of “The Trials of Phillis Wheatley: America’s First Black Poet and Her Encounters with the Founding Fathers,” as his co-director.Simply re-creating the 1773 Commencement debate would have been “morally impossible,” Galison said. Including Wheatley’s work helped deepen the engagement with slavery, he said, with the writer’s voice representing “the real presence, the moral presence of slavery in Harvard Yard.”Gates’ interest in the poet largely stems from “this discourse between what I call race and reason: that somehow black people had to show that they were equal, somehow they had to demonstrate that they were fit by God or by nature, depending on where you stood, to be more than slaves because they possessed reason.”Galison said that the film was inspired by a need to understand “how these words felt at the time.” Things that are said or that can be heard, he added, “have a different kind of power, and I think exploring them [through film] adds a dimension to our grasp of the world around us.”The final product was a true collaboration. Harvard undergrads in the three roles received advice from members of the American Repertory Theater, and the score — by 18th-century composer Chevalier de Saint-Georges, the son of a prosperous planter from Guadeloupe and his African slave — was performed by graduate students in Harvard’s Music Department.During the hourlong discussion last week at Harvard Art Museums, Gates encouraged listeners to explore Harvard’s vast annals for other stories.The number of ideas “sitting in mute form in the archives” is endless, he said.Wheatley secured her freedom after her book was published, but in the years that followed she struggled in poverty and interest in her work waned. She was unable to find a publisher for her second volume of poems and died at the age of 30.But today, on the fifth floor of Harvard Art Museums, her voice rings clear.“No More, America” is on view at the Lightbox Gallery through the end of the year.last_img read more