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first_imgWest Virginia University School of Medicine and the Department ofMedicine seek a Geriatrician qualified for appointment at theAssistant Professor or Associate Professor rank to join the Sectionof Geriatrics, Palliative Medicine and Hospice.The successful candidate will be expected to practice inMorgantown, WV.The Section of Geriatrics, Palliative Medicine and Hospice at WVUhas the main mission to advance health care and quality of life forolder people and those with serious illnesses.Our Geriatric team works closely with our patient’s primary carephysicians and with other specialists within WVU Medicine includingcardiology, oncology, neurology and pulmonary. Faculty providespecialized geriatric consultation for frail, older adults withcomplex, life-threatening, or chronic conditions including dementiaand delirium.Our Palliative Medicine and Hospice team provides patient andfamily centered care that offers quality of life for patients withlife limiting illnesses by anticipating, preventing, and treatingsuffering. Inpatient and outpatient services are provided,including local nursing homes.In addition to providing excellent patient care, the successfulcandidate will be actively involved in the teaching of medicalstudents, residents, and fellows.Applicants must have an MD or DO degree or foreign equivalent andbe eligible to obtain an unrestricted West Virginia medicallicense. Candidates must have completed residency in internalmedicine or family medicine and fellowship in geriatric medicineand/or palliative care and hospice by the time ofappointment.Candidates for Assistant Professor rank must be board eligible ingeriatric medicine and/or palliative care and hospice. Candidatesfor Associate rank must be board certified in geriatric medicine orpalliative care and hospice. Candidates for Associate Professorrank must also have an outstanding record of teaching, research andservice.All qualifications must be met by the time of appointment.WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated healthsystem, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a nationalleader in patient safety and quality. The WVU Health System iscomprised of four affiliated hospitals and nine member hospitalsanchored by its flagship hospital, J.W Ruby Memorial Hospital inMorgantown, a 700+ bed academic medical center that offers tertiaryand quaternary care. WVU Medicine has more than 1,000 activemedical staff members and 18,000 employees who serve hundreds ofthousands of people each year from across the state of WestVirginia and the nation.Morgantown, West Virginia is located just over an hour south ofPittsburgh, PA and three hours from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore,MD. Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best smallmetropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle and businessclimate. The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of alarge city in a safe, family-friendly environment. There is also anexcellent school system and an abundance of beautiful homes andrecreational activities.Build your legacy as you serve, teach, learn and make a differencefrom day one. To learn more,https://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/medicine/sections-of-medicine/geriatrics-palliative-medicine-hospice/and apply online at http://wvumedicine.org/morgantowncareers/For additional questions, please contact Annette Belcher, Sr.Physician Recruiter, [email protected] Virginia University & University Health Associates are anAA/EO employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – and WVU isthe recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals withDisabilities.Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided byOFCCP here .The contractor will not discharge or in any other mannerdiscriminate against employees or applicants because they haveinquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay ofanother employee or applicant. However, employees who have accessto the compensation information of other employees or applicants asa part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay ofother employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwisehave access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtheranceof an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including aninvestigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with thecontractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR60-1.35(c)last_img read more

Growing number of visitors to Covered Market

first_imgThe investment includes £1.8m to make sure the roof lasts another 60 to 80 years, as well as £1.3m for internal refurbishment. A new masterplan is being drawn up for the future of the market – it should be ready by the end of the year. New data from Oxford City Council shows that Oxford Covered Market had almost one million visits in 2019 and there was an increase in year-on-year footfall in the run-up to Christmas.  The news follows a number of measures taken to promote and improve the historic building. In the run-up to Christmas, the council, working with local creative agency Monchu and filmmaker Adam Hale, produced an advert to promote the market. Footfall was up 4.22 per cent in the run-up to Christmas, with 115,941 visits in the six weeks to the end of 2019, compared to 111,248 visits over the same period in 2018. Then, earlier this month, award-winning social enterprise Tap Social announced it would open a bar and events space in the Covered Market this summer. Moreover, the city council is also investing £3.1m into the Covered Market, which is Grade II-listed and dates from 1774, to try and secure its longevity. center_img During 2019, there were a total of 997,760 visits. These statistics come from footfall counters installed by the city council, which manages the market, in late 2018, to measure the effectiveness of promotional and advertising activities. All of the 61 available units in the market were also occupied during December, with a waiting list of would-be tenants. The council is now talking to businesses and organisations about taking on the small number of units that have become vacant since Christmas. The numbers visiting Oxford’s Covered Market have continued to grow, even staying strong during the January lull.last_img read more

O.C. Intermediate School Achieves Bronze Certification in Sustainability

first_imgThe Ocean City Intermediate School students, staff and parents are working to achieve their goal of being a sustainable school in October. (Photo courtesy JASM Consulting) The Ocean City Intermediate School has met the rigorous requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification, according to a JASM Consulting press release. These schools form part of a group of 111 schools that achieved the Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification in 2018. A total of 779 schools and 310 school districts are participating in the program overall.“Through the support of our superintendent, school board, the Ocean City and greater community, staff and students, we were able to achieve Bronze Certification for the second straight year,” Intermediate School Principal Geoff Haines said. Haines added, “We were only one of three schools in the county to be recognized by Sustainable Jersey for Schools. We will not rest on this achievement, but are continuing our sustainability efforts, including new recycling challenges and other awareness programs for staff, students and the community.”Proof of dedication to recycling initiatives, the Ocean City School District won the national RecyleBowl, coming in first place in the “district division” of the contest.  Ocean City school district representatives are presented with the school’s bronze certification for sustainability. (Photo courtesy JASM Consulting)Sustainable Jersey for Schools is a program for pre-kindergarten through senior year in the state’s public schools. It is voluntary and achieving certification is not easy. Each school that is certified must submit documentation to show it has completed a balanced portfolio of the program’s sustainability actions. With most actions worth 10 points each, bronze-level certification requires a minimum of 150 points and silver-level certification requires a minimum of 350 points. Over 3,048 sustainability actions were completed by schools and districts participating in the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program — from performing energy audits and boosting recycling efforts to integrating sustainability into student learning and promoting student and staff wellness.“We applaud the schools that have achieved certification this year. Their leadership and hard work will help New Jersey continue to evolve through their advancement of equitable, sustainable and innovative practices,” said Randall Solomon, executive director of Sustainable Jersey.He added, “Becoming certified with Sustainable Jersey for Schools is a significant achievement for schools and their school district.” New Jersey School Boards Association Executive Director Lawrence S. Feinsod said, “Sustainable schools provide a healthy environment, conserve resources and continually improve the well-being of the community.”Feinsod continued, “We are proud of the leadership of the boards of education and their superintendents, as well as the contributions of principals, teachers, education support professionals and parents in this effort. Congratulations to the 111 schools that achieved Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification in 2018.” On Oct. 23 the certified schools and their districts were recognized at a reception held during NJSBA Workshop 2018 in Atlantic City.last_img read more

Red Raiders Look for Winning Home Finale

first_imgThe Red Raiders slug it out against Highland last Friday in rainy and windy conditions. (Photos courtesy OCHSfootball.com)  By Tim KellyOcean City High School’s football team received a nice surprise when it was informed it would host Washington Township on Thursday.It was originally believed the Red Raiders (3-5) would be on the road for their New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Group 4 tournament consolation game. But when the word came down from the state’s governing body of high school sports, the Raiders were assigned to face Washington Township in a 6 p.m. contest at Carey Stadium.In his weekly email to friends of the program, Head Coach Kevin Smith thanked the fans who braved the hour’s drive, the rain and the wind last Friday for Ocean City’s near miss against heavily favored Highland and urged supporters to come out for the final home game.The Raiders were one yard and one play away from tying or taking the lead at the end of the first-round playoff game, and Smith indicated he would have gone for the win. “I really believed we were going to score on the fourth-and-goal and then go for it and make it and pull off the upset,” Smith said. “It’s a shame we couldn’t get it done. Our guys really played their hearts out.”Quarterback Ian Aungst, seen here in a pre-season drill, went on to compile the most single-season passing yardage in Ocean City history.If there was a silver lining to the game, there was a major school record set. Senior quarterback Ian Aungst’s 242 passing yards against Highland brought him to 1,633 for the season, the most passing yardage in a season in Ocean City history. It shattered the old mark of 1,567 yards set in 2009 by Chris Curran. Aungst figures to add to that total on Thursday night.“Congrats to Ian (and to) all the receivers and linemen who helped make this happen,” Smith said. “It is truly a team accomplishment.”The Washington Township Minutemen (3-6) have one common opponent with the Red Raiders, Egg Harbor Township. The Eagles lost 19-12 to Washington Township and 25-6 to Ocean City.Washington Township is coming off a 34-3 blowout loss to powerhouse Williamstown in its first round playoff game. They also lost to the Braves in the regular season and to other quality opponents such as Holy Spirit and Kingsway in the West Jersey Football League’s tough Royal Division. In their first round game the Minutemen hung tough, to trail 13-3 at halftime. But Williamstown reeled off 21 unanswered third quarter points to virtually settle the issue. Ocean City has not tasted victory since blanking Absegami 9-0 on Sept. 21. However, they have been in every game and lost in heartbreaking fashion to Oakcrest in overtime, Mainland on a walk-off 41-yard field goal and Triton after leading in the fourth quarter.It is a tribute to the players and coaches that OC bounced back from each of these tough losses and continued to play hard-nosed football.  The Raiders have one more game after Thursday. They will play their traditional Thanksgiving Day rivalry game against Pleasantville. Jaden Tocci-Rogers (6) and Brandon Lin (50) scramble for a loose ball against Highland.last_img read more

Watch moe. Jam Hard On David Bowie Cover During Five-Song Second Set

first_imgLast night, moe. hit the beautiful Thompson’s Point in Portland, ME, continuing a three-night run in the New England state with their potent jamming grooves. The night opened with a great set from The Wood Brothers, getting things ready for some serious jam rock from moe.The group opened up with “Okayalright,” treating fans to a number of their prized originals in the first set, including a set-closing “Plane Crash.” One of the biggest highlights came in the second set, when the band broke out into a cover of David Bowie’s “Fame.” While the band has played the tune before, they took their time on this version in the midst of a five-song set, and really let the jams develop.Don’t take it from us though… You can watch the video of “Fame” below, courtesy of the band. Get ready to jam!You can see their full setlist from last night’s show, below.Setlist: moe. at Thompson’s Point, Portland, ME – 6/17/16I: Okayalright, Hi & Lo > Big World, Same Old Story, Downward Facing Dog, Plane CrashII: Crab Eyes, Silver Sun, Fame, Water > BulletEnc: Jump Aroundlast_img read more

There Is Currently A Jam Renaissance Happening, And It Is A Beautiful Thing

first_imgThis past weekend, while witnessing the sheer brilliance of The String Cheese Incident putting on a clinic at Red Rocks Amphitheatre (they were inducted into the Red Rocks Hall of Fame on Friday night, just to note), I took a second to think about the various major events in the jam scene that were happening all over the country. Phish at The Gorge, Dead & Company at Fenway Park, Widespread Panic in Oakland, Umphrey’s McGee headlining the Great South Bay Music Festival and the Stone Pony, Bob Weir sitting in with Paul McCartney in Boston, Mike Gordon playing with Phil Lesh, The Disco Biscuits hosting their annual Camp Bisco with STS9, Lotus, Lettuce and the New Deal all performing… Putting this all into perspective, I came to the realization that we are truly in the midst of a full-on “Jam Renaissance,” if you will.While most of these acts, outside of the fairly recent formation of Dead & Company, have been touring on a somewhat consistent basis, it can be argued that the level of play hasn’t been at such a high level collectively in years. And that doesn’t just go for the bigger name acts that we so often relate to the jam world. Bands like Twiddle, TAUK, Greensky Bluegrass, Dopapod, Turkuaz, Papadosio, The Werks, Tom Hamilton’s American Babies, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, and the likes, are carving out names and solid fan bases for themselves, and deservedly so. They are not only bringing new, stylistically original music to the table, but they are also playing at high levels of musicianship.And this certainly isn’t about any one show, in particular, but more so about the overall technical consistency and musical originality that each band is currently displaying at this time. But for the sake of the argument, let’s just take a look at the “major” bands of the jam scene.Phish. By all accounts, this past weekend’s run at The Gorge was a front-to-back success. The jams were tight and cohesive, with plenty of interplay and teases (especially on Friday night) to keep fans on their toes. But, for all intents and purposes, you could date that sentiment back to last summer, when everything between Trey, Gordo, Page, and Fish seemingly clicked once again. It was a moment that many of us had been waiting for since “3.0” began, and as far as consistency, it was mid-way through last summer’s tour, though some would argue that the actual moment that everything coalesced was during that epic “Tahoe Tweezer” back in 2013 where “The Boys Are Back!” moment happened. Add that to the fact that all members of the Vermont Quartet are happy, hanging out, and constantly smiling on stage, any doubts of Phish keeping things going in the near future should easily be dispelled.Phish “Makisupa Policeman, Wilson, Good Times Bad Times” Encore – Gorge Ampitheatre, George, WA 7/15/16, courtesy of Tom Rowles:Dead & Company. The formation of this group, with the official announcement coming on the heels of the historic Fare Thee Well shows at Soldier Field, many fans didn’t know what to expect with the naming of John Mayer taking the lead. It’s not easy to step into Jerry’s spot on stage, with his ever-looming shadow (which is more fan created than anything else) hovering over every minute detail that Mayer’s deft playing can clearly handle. But to do so in such convincing fashion, with relative ease, and making a legion of new fans of the Deadhead faithful, is beyond anyone’s initial expectations. Add the brilliant Oteil Burbridge on bass, Jeff Chimenti on keys, to the trifecta of Bob Weir, Billy Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart, and Dead & Company have been nothing short of a phenomenon. The only question, at this point, is in how long this lineup will actually continue. Dead & Company “China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider” at Folsom Field – Boulder, CO 7/3/16, courtesy of Dear Marie BR:The String Cheese Incident. What cannot be said of SCI? Not only is the band locked in at the moment, with this past weekend’s Red Rocks run as clear evidence with three mind-bending shows, but they are still writing new music that is actually really good and translates seamlessly into the live setting. With their new formula of releasing singles as they are written and recorded from their recently built Sound Lab, as opposed to sitting on the tunes or playing them out in the live setting before ever being released in the standard album format, this is some serious sharp Cheese. And with hosting events such as Electric Forest and Suwannee Hulaween, creating those all-inclusive environments that SCI has been known for over the years, has been another essential element to their continued success since their return from hiatus. Arguably the most stylistically diverse of all the jam acts, SCI is still building momentum as they near their 25th year of existence.The String Cheese Incident – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO 7/16/16 – courtesy of taper Cheese Cadet Audio:The Disco Biscuits. Like the above acts, The Disco Biscuits have certainly had their ups and downs over the years; but after truly cementing a balanced strategy on touring, multi-night runs, and festival appearances, to say the group is invigorated would be a gross understatement. The last two years for the Philly-based act has seen some of the most consistent playing from all four members in their entire career, especially guitarist Jon “The Barber” Gutwillig. When he is on, you can count on the music transcending. The jamming that has been witnessed as of late is out of this world. There really isn’t a group in the scene that takes the improvisational chances that the Biscuits do, playing entire sets with absolutely no stops. Their unique ability to invert songs is often overlooked by those outside of the Bisco faithful. While they coined the term ‘trance-fusion’, they are a pure jamband at heart.The Disco Biscuits – The Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY 3/26/16 (taped by Jesse Hurlburt):Umphrey’s McGee. Probably the most legitimately consistent band in the jam scene in the last decade. With their prog-rock heavy style and innate ability to communicate through the music, the gentlemen of Umphrey’s easily deserve a place on this list amongst the top tier in the jam scene. Playing 100+ shows a year, and playing at the high level that they have, day in and day out, is a commendable feat. From the outside perspective, it certainly doesn’t look like there has been much of a change in attitude with the band, considering the expanding families of each member, yet their ability to still hit the road at the level in which they do can only be seen as increasingly positive.Umphrey’s McGee – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO 7/2/16 – courtesy of TheSoberGoat: Widespread Panic. Currently celebrating their 30th Anniversary, the Athens, GA-based rockers have decided to scale things back starting next year, but are still hitting it out of the ballpark in the live setting. You would think that after losing founding member and lead guitarist Michael Houser back in 2002, it would have spelled disaster for Panic. But fast-forward to 2016, after some bumps and bruises along the way, and you’ll see John Bell and company have been on a recent tear. And who doesn’t like to rock out to Jimmy Herring shredding a guitar solo? And with the youthful drive and presence of drummer Duane Trucks on stage, there’s truly something to be said about the state of Panic in 2016. If you haven’t recently, go see them live — before they pump the breaks in 2017.Widespread Panic “Conrad” – The Wiltern – Los Angleles, CA 7/16/16, courtesy of MrTopdogger:STS9. It’s nothing new….band members come and go, with new one’s having to fill the void of past. STS9 is no different. After the departure of founding bassist David Murphy, Alana Rocklin stepped in to the role, and the group quickly found a synergy with the super talented bass player (who had performed with the band on several occasions over the years). The instrumental livetronica act has once again found their groove and are taking no prisoners, serving up some serious dance-driven beats to go along with a consistent approach towards activism and change. Whether it is the full live set, or their special “Axe The Cables” stripped down version, STS9 is still a force to be reckoned with.Lotus. Similar to Umphrey’s McGee, Lotus has also been one of the most consistent bands in the jam scene, playing upwards of 100+ shows a year for well over ten years, while building a grassroots fan base through constant touring and the release of new music. And when drummer Mike Greenfield joined the group several years back, it seemed the progressive and post-rock tendencies of Lotus were amplified and the band has witnessed a distinct upwards trajectory ever since.Lotus – Catskill Chill Music Festival 2013 – Full Set:Lettuce. The new-age masters of funk have truly changed the game over the last twenty years. They are literally writing their own chapter in the Book of Funk and have been one of those crossover bands that have led the EDM scene to embrace those soulful and funky beats, while bringing a strong incorporation of horns into their own music. Members of Lettuce play in Soulive, Pretty Lights Live Band, and Break Science, amongst others, while the group has collaborated with guitarist Derek Trucks, producer GRiZ, virtually every funk musician in the collective scene of New Orleans, and many other legendary musicians of our time. Whatever style Lettuce brings to the table, you can bet that they can fit into any situation and there will be some serious jamming going on.Lettuce – Jam Cruise 2016 – Pantheon Theater – courtesy of FunkItBlog:Fifteen years ago, outside of the Grateful Dead (and related Dead acts) and Phish, these were all the emerging bands in the jam scene. With these acts now heading into their third decade of existence, and plenty of up-and-comers on their heels, the real question remains what band/s will emerge as the successor to the throne held by the Dead and Phish? With so much saturation in the jam scene, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, considering the level of play that all of the aforementioned bands display, will we ever see a jam band achieve the heights of popularity that both legendary acts have enjoyed? My leaning is towards no, but that certainly doesn’t mean that it can’t happen. And it also doesn’t discount the sheer amount of incredible music that the jam scene is producing these days. And whether or not that changing of the guard ever occurs, we should take solace in the fact that we are truly witnessing a “Jam Renaissance” right at this very moment, and have a plethora of brilliant artists to choose from and enjoy for a long time to come.[cover photo courtesy of Jordan Inglee – Visual Suplex – @visualsuplex]last_img read more

Kristin Chenoweth Joins Hairspray Live!

first_img Miss OCU Kristi Dawn Chenoweth is reaching for that tiara once more. Tony and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth will join the cast of NBC’s Hairspray Live!, taking on the role of Velma Von Tussle, the overbearing mother to Amber and notably racist producer of The Corny Collins Show. The live broadcast is set for December 7.As Velma, Chenoweth will relish her heyday as Miss Baltimore Crabs, which shouldn’t be too difficult for the former beauty pageant contestant. This marks a reunion for her and Executive Producers Craid Zadan and Neil Meron, who were also behind ABC’s small screen remakes of The Music Man and Annie and produced the Chenoweth-led revival of Promises, Promises.Chenoweth won a Tony Award for her performance in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. She was also nominated for On the Twentieth Century (her latest Broadway appearance) and Wicked. Her screen credits include an Emmy-winning turn on Pushing Daisies, as well as Glee, GCB, Hard Sell and The Boy Next Door.The pint-sized soprano joins a cast of stage and screen favorites that includes Harvey Fierstein, who will reprise his Tony-winning performance as Edna Turnblad and adapt the show for the small screen, Jennifer Hudson as Motormouth Maybelle, Martin Short as Wilbur Turnblad and Derek Hough as Corny Collins. Maddie Baillio will make her professional debut in the lead role of Tracy. I clinched Miss Baltimore Crabs! SO excited to play Velma Von Tussle in @HairsprayLive this December! #HairsprayLive pic.twitter.com/boY5Z6SHuX— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) June 21, 2016 View Comments Kristin Chenowethcenter_img Kristin Chenoweth(Photo: Bruce Glikas) Star Fileslast_img read more

The Vertical Garden

first_imgGreen walls, or “vertical gardens,” are walls partly composed of or filled in with live plant matter. They filter air and water, soak up carbon dioxide and help lessen the “heat island” effect of urban areas while reducing air conditioning costs in their host buildings. Pictured: a vertical garden at the Anataeum Hotel in London. Credit: Niall Napier, FlickrDear EarthTalk: I’ve heard of green roofs, but what are “green walls?”— P. Spencer, Alcoa, TNGreen walls (also known as biowalls, vertical gardens or vertical vegetated complex walls) are wall structures partly composed of or filled in with growing plant matter. More than just easy on the eyes, green walls work like green roofs by filtering air and water, soaking up carbon dioxide and helping lessen the “heat island” effect of urban areas while reducing air conditioning costs in their host buildings.The self-proclaimed creator of the vertical garden concept, French botanist Patrick Blanc, pioneered the use of hydroponic cultivation techniques—plants grow in an irrigated mineral nutrient solution without the need for a soil substrate—to create large green wall installations in both residential settings and within larger public structures and even office buildings from Singapore to San Francisco and points in between.Blanc’s installations start by placing a metal frame on a load-bearing wall or structure. The frame supports a 10-millimeter-thick PVC plate, upon which are stapled two 3-millimeter-thick layers of polyamide felt. “These layers mimic cliff-growing mosses and support the roots of many plants,” he says, adding that a network of pipes and valves provides a nutrient solution of dissolved minerals needed for plant growth. “The felt is soaked by capillary action with this nutrient solution, which flows down the wall by gravity.”“The roots of the plants take up the nutrients they need, and excess water is collected at the bottom of the wall by a gutter before being re-injected into the network of pipes: The system works in a closed circuit.” Plants are chosen for their ability to grow in this type of environment and depending on available light.“Each vertical garden is a unique wall composition of various types of plants that has to take into account the specific surroundings of the place in which it is created,” says landscape architect Michael Hellgren, who founded the firm Vertical Garden Design in 2004. “It is not only the colorful interplay between the plants on a ‘green wall’ that is fascinating, but also the appearance of the wall itself, which changes daily.”Hellgren, who has designed and implemented large green walls in his home country of Sweden as well as in Spain, Portugal and Italy, among other locales, sources plants for his projects from various climate zones around the world. His favorites are so-called “lithophytes”: plants that can grow on rocks, branches and tree trunks without necessarily being rooted in soil. “Among other things these climbing plants have the enormous advantage of their roots acting as excellent natural drainage on the wall,” he adds.While large “vertical gardens” are surely impressive, critics question the sustainability of such endeavors, given the energy inputs needed to run the pumps and other equipment used to maintain proper nutrient and air flows, and the emissions caused by the manufacture and transport of specialized materials. Also, larger green walls need more water than rain alone can provide, and thus don’t necessarily save water. But as the field matures, practitioners are finding wider arrays of plants to choose from that are better at taking care of themselves—and scaling back on inputs and supporting machinery with the hope that one day many of the walls will be self-sustaining gardens that cleanse our dirty air and compromised storm water.CONTACTS: Patrick Blanc, www.verticalgardenpatrickblanc.com; Vertical Garden Design, www.verticalgardendesign.com.EarthTalk® is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E – The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: [email protected] Subscribe: www.emagazine.com/subscribe. Free Trial Issue: www.emagazine.com/trial.last_img read more

The Latest Episode of Simon’s Cat Because The Internet Needs More Cats

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York I’ve been busy. You think all I do is sit at my desk all day and scour the interwebs to find the types of awesomeness that I have already delivered to you on an e-platter for the past month?The answer is yes.But sometimes, I am very swamped with other work, and an unable to write about them.(And by very swamped with other work, I mean I forget.)Anyway, for this episode of The Buzz, I kinda cheated. It’s not that awesomazing. Some of you will think it’s stupid. But people who WOULD like it, but might not already know about it, they’ll love it.It’s like me introducing a great new thing to people who were previously unaware of it.Like chocolate.Or smallpox.So, do you know about Simon’s Cat?ParkerrDo you have a cat?If the answers to those questions are “No” and “Yes,” BUT IT MUST BE IN THAT ORDER, you’ll probably spend the next 1,228 minutes watching other videos in this series.(Sorry to the bosses of people-with-cats-who-didn’t-previously-know-about-Simon’s-Cat. They weren’t working anyway.)Here’s the newest Simon’s Cat. I can relate because DAMN YOU PARKERR!last_img read more

6 reasons to pay attention to politics this week

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The 100 day milestone of the experiment called the Trump Presidency combined with a Saturday deadline for the country to either expand its borrowing authority or default on the credit card payment called the national debt is conspiring to make this one of the most intriguing political weeks since the election.Back from its two week Spring break, the House of Representatives will begin to focus in earnest on the roll-out ofCHOICE Act 2.0, the radical blueprint for regulatory reform.  A Hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, April 26th at 10:00 am. While I am somewhat skeptical that the Senate will have the ability to grapple seriously with the issues raised by this Legislation any time soon, it will provide a wonderful opportunity for credit unions to continue to make the case that Dodd-Frank has done more harm than good when it comes to credit unions and true community banks.Part 2 of the State Legislative Session kicks off as Assemblymembers and Senators reconvene after their break.  Not coincidentally, this coincides with our Annual State Governmental Affairs Conference.  The Executive and Legislature have each signaled an interest in taking a fresh look at some old classics. Whether you like politics or find it more distasteful than a glass of orange juice after brushing your teeth, we participate in the most highly regulated financial industry in the country.  Everyone reading this blog has an obligation to engage policy makers at the state and federal level in our efforts to provide relief.  Besides, on Tuesday morning, you’ll hear a presentation from E.J. McMahon, the Research Director of the Empire Center for Public Policy.  I’ve always been a big fan of his since he’s the only man I know in Albany who has been able to make a living being an unabashed Conservative. continue reading »last_img read more