Best manners Myself. I always want to be polite. It goes back to my mum and dad always telling me to say please and thank you.Read our exclusive interview with Sam Warburton in the June edition of Rugby World – he talks Lions, captaincy and criticism. Don’t forget to buy your copy – it’s on sale now. Worst with ladies I don’t know. I don’t go on many nights out– I’m a goody two shoes! If it was the best, it’d be Mike Phillips hands down. We can’t take him anywhere, girls always come up to him.Mr Grumpy: Gethin JenkinsBiggest whinger Gethin Jenkins – I don’t even have to think about that one. I was talking to Neil Jenkins about what Gethin was like ten years ago. He said he was more of a sapper back then than now!Coolest car Mike turned up in an Aston Martin once – that was pretty cool. Shane Williams had a ridiculous car – a Jaguar XK Coupe.Worst music tastes Gethin’s into some terrible dance music. Alun Wyn Jones loves classics from the likes of Barry Manilow and will sing along to Sixties and Seventies tunes. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Red-letter day: Sam Warburton will lead a squad containing 14 other Welshman on the Lions tour this summerSAM WARBURTON was announced as Lions captain last week and will face a big challenge to bring together players from four nations as they head to Hong Kong and Australia. Banter is sure to be key to that bonding process and the flanker can certainly fulfil that brief – as he does here when describing his Wales team-mates…Luscious locks: RobinsonThe vainest We call Harry Robinson ‘Justin Bieber’. He’s got really curly hair, but he uses straighteners on the front flick.Worst dresser After seeing Harry wearing a vest in Nando’s – he posted the photo on Twitter – maybe him.Biggest appetite Huw Bennett. He has absolutely massive plates of food.Worst dancer That could be me – I’m pretty terrible – but I’ll say Jamie Roberts. He just sways and is really cheesy.Best dancer Aled Brew and Dan Lydiate. Dan’s a really good dancer. We room together and he often shows me a couple of moves. He only does it once or twice a year on a night out, but he dances a bit more behind closed doors. NOT FOR FEATURED
Photographs: Peter Bennetts Furnishing And Styling:Jacqui WhitingSite Size:337 m2City:MelbourneCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Peter BennettsRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemText description provided by the architects. This project is located in an inner-city suburb of Melbourne, Australia, and provides a response to the difficulty of designing a house to a client’s brief on a small block within a cozy neighborhood cul-de-sac. Our clients sought to respect the existing single level character of the suburban court by minimizing the visual impact of their double-story home. Timber screens were used as a device to soften the solid rendered walls behind and to unify the facade.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Peter BennettsThe downward sloping external timber screen compresses the frontage, giving the illusion of the house bending toward the ground. A spacious first-floor balcony, enriched with potted plants, faces the street to create natural rather than the built skyline. The balustrade’s lowest point faces the street, and combined with the sculptural entry canopy gives a gentle nod to the surrounding houses. A desire to avoid harsh materials prompted an environmentally friendly interior that uses oils instead of paints, polished concrete slab, and naturally oiled spotted gum stairs and flooring.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThe design utilizes solar energy, northern orientation, cross-ventilation, exposed concrete floor, batten shutters and rendered brick veneer walls to create substantial thermal mass and reduced energy use while maximizing occupant comfort. Through an ethical and gentle approach, this architectural solution reconciles the needs of a modern family with a desire to respect and enhance their existing neighborhood. Save this picture!© Peter BennettsProject gallerySee allShow lessSBF Tower / Hans Hollein & Christoph MonscheinSelected ProjectsThe Cartographies of the Brazilian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2018Articles Share Northcote House 02 / STAR Architecture Architects: STAR Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Year: Projects Houses Photographs Northcote House 02 / STAR ArchitectureSave this projectSaveNorthcote House 02 / STAR ArchitectureSave this picture!© Peter BennettsCurated by Fernanda Castro Share CopyAbout this officeSTAR ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMelbourneAustraliaPublished on July 30, 2018Cite: “Northcote House 02 / STAR Architecture” 30 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
SHARE Home News Feed Pigs to Join the Dairy Cows at Fair Oaks Indiana The official ground breaking at Legacy Farms near Rensselaer Tuesday afternoon drew hundreds from agriculture and the local community. Construction is well underway for the working pig farm that will allow visitors a direct look down into the operation when it opens roughly a year from now.Indiana Lt. Governor Becky Skillman told HAT the ceremony marks a win in many ways.“Every sector within agriculture supports one another and that was very obvious by this attendance. I think public celebrations are important for a number of reasons. This is a visible sign of confidence in the local economy, confidence in the state economy, confidence in the future of agriculture and pork production.”Belstra Milling is building and will operate Legacy Farms. Vice President Malcolm DeKryger explains it is the very first pig farm designed from scratch to show people pig production without getting in the way of the process.“All production happens on the lower level. Ten feet up above we will have a mezzanine that will reach out into the production building completely surrounded by glass. And from that skybox if you will, people can spend all the time that they want watching our employees breed animals, move sows around, help the farrowing or the birthing process occur, as well as day one care of baby pigs.”Mike Platt is the executive director of Indiana Pork and he also serves as the president of the Fair Oaks Pig Adventure board of directors, the company educating visitors and conducting tours. Platt says they intend to make this northwest Indiana stop a national destination.“We’re really looking at this as the location in the United States for people to learn about pig production and to come see firsthand what pig production is all about. So we really have focused this as a national destination which has really caught the attention and the interest of the National Pork Board who are a major funder of the educational piece of this.”Fair Oaks Dairy has been open since 2004 and draws in a half million annually. CEO Gary Corbett says with hopes for beef, poultry, fish and even crops joining the Fair Oaks experience one day, attendance should jump significantly.“We hope to have all of the animal groups here by the end of the summer of 2014, then we’re hoping in that next five year period we’ll be up to 2 million visitors. We don’t think that’s a stretch at all,” he told HAT.[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/08/Pig-Adventure-coming-to-Fair-Oaks.mp3|titles=Pig Adventure coming to Fair Oaks]Click here for a Legacy Farms fact sheet.In the HAT interview DeKryger looks back on how the idea for a pig operation at Fair Oaks started and the new technology that will be employed:[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/08/Malcolm-DeKryger-at-Legacy-groundbreaking.mp3|titles=Malcolm DeKryger at Legacy groundbreaking]Mike Platt describes the pork industry support the pig adventure is receiving:[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/08/Mike-Platt-at-FOPA-groundbreaking.mp3|titles=Mike Platt at FOPA groundbreaking]Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/08/Pig-Adventure-coming-to-Fair-Oaks.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS SHARE By Andy Eubank – Aug 1, 2012 Facebook Twitter Pigs to Join the Dairy Cows at Fair Oaks Indiana Previous articleEstate Tax Exemption About To CloseNext articleNRCS Announces Special Sign Up for Drought Relief Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter
Mark Makela/Getty Images(NORRISTOWN, PA) — Comic and entertainer Bill Cosby has been found guilty on all three counts in his retrial on charges of aggravated indecent assault, stemming from a non-consensual sexual encounter 14 years ago.The jury of seven men and five women in Norristown, Pennsylvania delivered the verdict during their second day of deliberations that began late Wednesday morning, following a two-week trial. Eighty-year-old Cosby faced three counts of aggravated indecent assault for the alleged 2004 drugging and molesting Andrea Costand, the former director of operations for the women’s basketball team at Temple University, where for years Cosby was a trustee and major financial donor.Cosby faces up to 10 years in prison for each count. Cosby lowered his head and took a deep breath when the verdicts were announced, while three of his accusers who attended the trial burst into loud tears of joy. Constand remained stoic as the verdicts were read, and only later embraced supporters and the other accusers in the same court where nearly one year ago, a mistrial was declared during Cosby’s trial on the same charges after jurors weren’t able to reach a unanimous verdict. Then as now, Cosby pleaded not guilty and has repeatedly denied allegations of wrongdoing.Cosby did become clearly angry as District Attorney Kevin Steele insisted that Cosby’s bail be raised from the current $1 million. Steele told the judge he wanted the bail increased because Cosby was a flight risk, at which point Cosby yelled at Steele, “He doesn’t have a plane you a**hole!” Cosby remains free on his current bail, with instructions not to leave the country.Of dozens of women who have come forward in recent years to accuse the entertainer of similar assaults stretching back to the 1960s, only Constand’s allegations fall within the statute of limitations.Prosecution arguments in the trial portrayed Cosby as a calculating predator, while the defense presented him as the victim of a multimillion-dollar frame-up.The primary difference between Cosby’s first trial and his second was that at last summer’s trial the judge in the case, O’Neill, allowed only one additional accuser to testify and support Constand’s account, based on the prosecution’s argument that it needed to show a common scheme or pattern to Cosby’s alleged assault of Constand. This time around, the judge allowed five such women to take the stand.Another new element in this year’s trial was O’Neill’s decision to allow the testimony of Marguerite “Margo” Jackson, a former colleague of Constand’s at Temple, who testified that Constand once mused about framing a celebrity. The judge had rejected her testimony in the first trial as hearsay. Constand has denied Jackson’s claims.The prosecution also revealed for the first time, with Cosby’s permission, that he’d paid Constand $3.38 million to settle the sexual assault lawsuit she brought against him in 2005.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Tags Avishai Abrahami with Ziel Feldman and Nir Meir, and 500 Bailey Ave, Buffalo, NY; 707 Spence Lane, Nashville, TN; 1100 Milwaukee Avenue, South Milwaukee, WI (Getty, Google Maps, NY Supreme Court/Illustration by Alexis Manrodt for The Real Deal)The legal troubles continue for HFZ Capital Group’s Ziel Feldman and its former principal Nir Meir: Another lender has sued the developer and his one time colleague, accusing the pair of fraud and breach of contract.Israeli tech magnate Avishai Abrahami, who founded Wix.com, filed a complaint Tuesday in New York State Supreme Court, alleging that in September 2020, Feldman and Meir pledged HFZ’s equity interest in three buildings as collateral for a $30 million loan from him — only to find out later that the same properties had been used as collateral for a different lender.HFZ pledged the equity interest in those buildings — located in New York, Tennessee and Wisconsin — to both Abrahami and Chicago-based Monroe Capital, according to the complaint. HFZ obtained its interest in the buildings in a partnership with Westchester, New York-based industrial investment firm Reich Brothers.ADVERTISEMENTRead moreHow HFZ became the face of Manhattan’s condo woes Storage Wars: HFZ Capital battles to save tenants’ stuff from auction Judge rules against Nir Meir in HFZ’s $19M default case Full Name* Message* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Following UCC foreclosure proceedings on at least part of HFZ’s industrial portfolio, Monroe purchased HFZ’s interest in the buildings at an auction in December 2020 — interests that Abrahami says belonged to him.In the complaint, Abahrami’s lawyers accuse Feldman and Meir of “fraud and intentional misrepresentation” in connection with the loan. Abrahami wants the court to enforce a so-called “good guy guarantee,” signed in September 2020 by Feldman and Meir, making them personally liable for the loan. Good guy guarantees, which make individuals personally liable for debt held by a business, are meant to dissuade guarantors from reckless financial dealings.Abrahami is asking the court to make Feldman and Meir personally pay back the loan and accrued interest — a total of $33.6 million — in accordance with the original agreement.Attorneys representing Abrahami, Feldman and Meir did not immediately respond to requests for comment.In December, Feldman took over day-to-day management of HFZ from Meir. A spokesperson for Meir said at the time he remained a “vested partner” in the firm, which he co-founded with Feldman in 2005. But in a lawsuit filed earlier this month, the Feldman accused Meir of stealing $15 million through fraudulent credit card reimbursements and wire transfers. The lawsuit also noted that Meir was terminated when the extent of his “malfeasance for his personal benefit” came to light.And a New York judge recently ruled that Israeli auto industry magnate and art collector Yoav Harlap could go after Meir for $18.5 million in loan debts, with Feldman saying his signature on the loan was forged and that Meir signed without proper authority. In March, CIM Group alleged that HFZ still owed it $48 million after the lender took control of four Manhattan condo conversion projects.Contact Orion Jones Email Address* Share via Shortlink foreclosuresHFZ Capital GroupReal Estate FinanceReal Estate Lawsuits
Requirements:Required Qualifications: master’s degree in literacy education,curriculum and instruction, or a related field in teachereducation; teaching certification within B-6 or 5-12 education;teaching experience in B-12 educational settings.Preferred: PhD or EdD (ABD considered) in literacy education,curriculum and instruction, or a related field in teachereducation; expertise in pre- and in-service teacher education;teaching experience in both undergraduate and graduate education;specialization/expertise in literacy education (B-6, 5-12), readingteacher/literacy classroom experience, pre-service teachereducation methods courses, diverse linguistic systems, earlychildhood education (B-2) or other related areas; experienceworking with first generation college students; experience workingwith diverse populations and/or teaching pedagogies, and/ormulticultural teaching experience. Additional Information:For other employment and regional opportunities, please visit ourwebsite at: https://suny.oneonta.edu/about-oneonta/employment.Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by theExecutive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, thatan applicant for employment provide his or her currentcompensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time asthe applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment withcompensation. If such information has been requested from youbefore such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of EmployeeRelations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected] Oneonta values a diverse college community. Please visit ourwebsite on diversity at: https://suny.oneonta.edu/diversity . Moreover, theCollege is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women,persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veteransare encouraged to apply. About SUNY Oneonta:SUNY Oneonta is a public college in Central New York, enrollingabout 6,500 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and graduatecertificate programs. Most of SUNY Oneonta’s main campus lieswithin the City of Oneonta, which is located in the northernfoothills of the Catskill Mountains, about a four-hour drive fromNew York City, Boston and Philadelphia. With a population just shyof 14,000, the City of Oneonta is the largest municipality in arural region dominated by agriculture and tourism.Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion,service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing communitywhere students grow intellectually, thrive socially, and livepurposefully. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/lifebalance and culture. The college’s indeed.com and glassdoor.comratings are 4.5 and 4.1, respectively.Beyond campus, many residents enjoy the natural beauty of theCatskills. Outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and runningare among the most popular. Several ski areas nearby typicallyoperate for seasons lasting over 100 days beginning in lateNovember or early December. During the summer, boating, swimming,and other water sports are popular on lakes throughout theregion. Job Description:The Department of Elementary Education and Reading at the StateUniversity of New York College at Oneonta invites applications fora non-tenure track position as Lecturer in Literacy Education or arelated focus beginning Fall 2021. Expectations include but are notlimited to teaching within several of the programs in theDepartment, student advisement, continuing professionaldevelopment, and engaging in clinically-rich teaching experiences.We welcome applications from candidates who are skillful at workingin a pluralistic society and whose practice aims to cultivate aninclusive teacher educator workforce, able to build oncross-disciplinary frameworks/approaches and are interested ininnovation and collaboration.With almost 1,100 students and ten full-time faculty members, theElementary Education and Reading Department offers a rich anddiverse learning experience in an intimate setting for itsundergraduate program. Our Department also houses two onlineGraduate Literacy Programs ( https://suny.oneonta.edu/elementary-education-and-reading/majors-programs/literacy-education) that have grown exponentially in recent years. The Department hasa strong history of excellence in teaching, developing richfield-based programmatic experiences for teacher educationundergraduates, and building college and community partnerships. Tolearn more about the College and the Department, please visithttps://suny.oneonta.edu/ and https://suny.oneonta.edu/elementary-education-and-reading.Duties include, but are not limited to: online and/or face-to-faceteaching literacy education/methods courses in both graduate (B-12)and undergraduate teacher education programs (B-6), generaleducation courses, methods of differentiated curriculum andassessment and literacy methods courses, and courses focuseddiversity and equity in teacher education. Successful candidatesmust demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and collaborationand will also be expected to contribute to growing and evolvingprograms in a variety of capacities including but not limited tocurriculum development and innovation, collaborating withcolleagues on programmatic structural revisions and programevaluation, instructional design, and working closely withundergraduate and graduate students. Candidates are also expectedto teach courses outside their area of expertise based on needs ofthe department. The ideal candidate will share the Department ofElementary Education and Reading’s commitment to teaching thatadvances social justice and equity, positively impacts the field,and fosters community and collegial relationships both within SUNYOneonta and within communities in the broader Catskill Mountainsregion. Application Instructions:To apply online go to: http://oneonta.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=127680. Please upload a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, statementof teaching experience and philosophy, and copies of transcripts(official required at time of appointment). The committee welcomesup to two supplemental documents, such as syllabi, scholarlyarticles/writing sample, sample teaching materials. Contactinformation for three professional references is required.
The hopper dredge Liberty Island pumps one of the final loads of new sand onto the beach at 59th Street on Monday, Sept. 28. Crews are working beyond 59th Street to create a buffer zone to protect the southernmost houses in Ocean City.After returning to port for about a week during a northeast gale, the hopper dredge Liberty Island was back at work pumping new sand onto the beach at the southern end of Ocean City on Monday (Sept. 28).It’s estimated that only 17,000 cubic yards needs to be delivered before the project is complete — an amount that can be transported in about a day.But by 5 p.m. Monday, only one load of sand had been transported due to the continuing rough seas. The sand-pumping likely will be complete by Tuesday evening.The project will have added 1.6 million cubic yards of sand to rebuild eroded beaches and dunes between 37th and 59th streets in Ocean City. The pipeline pumping sand extended past 59th Street on Monday, and crews were working to taper the wide beach to the narrower strand at Corson’s Inlet State Park, which is not part of the project area.After sand-pumping is complete, the contractor will remove pipeline and equipment from the beach and work on completing dune crossovers. Dune grass will be planted seasonally starting in November.The rebuilt beaches at the south end appeared to hold up well against a week of exceptionally high tides and pounding surf from last week’s northeast swell.A week of northeast swell eats into the dunes at Fifth Street in Ocean City by Monday, Sept. 28.Beaches at Fifth Street and Waverly on the north end did not fare as well — with the waves eating into the dunes.But beach replenishment work could move to the north end as early as mid-October.A separate dredge, the Illinois, is expected to complete work in Sea Isle City (part of the same $57 million project as southern Ocean City) in early October. The dredge will be transported straight to Ocean City after the job in Sea Isle is done.A pre-construction meeting is scheduled for next week. The project area would range from Ocean City’s first jetty at Seaspray Road to 15th Street.The last north end replenishment in 2013 was scheduled to be completed in about three months (and took just slightly longer due to weather and mechanical delays). That schedule would complete the work by mid-January.
It ain’t easy being green!On last night’s episode of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, bandleader Jon Batiste met up with an old friend, Kermit The Frog, for an impromptu jam session. According to the show, Batiste and Kermit went to The Juilliard School together, and when The Muppets came to The Late Show, the two got together, just like old times.Watch the amazing segment below:
The 6th Beardfest is officially going down June 1-3, 2017 in the beautiful setting of the Paradise Lakes Campground in Hammonton, New Jersey. The annual fest continues to grow with each passing year behind Philadelphia’s psychedelic maestros Out Of The Beardspace, who works tirelessly to curate a unique festival unlike anything else in the area.Getting To Know: Out Of The Beardspace’s Totally Unique Musical FusionThe first phase of this year’s Beardfest lineup impresses with sets from headlining acts Antibalas, TAUK, Octave Cat (Eli Winderman of Dopapod & Jesse Miller of Lotus) Earthcry (Anthony Thogmartin of Papadosio), Remember Jones (Amy Winehouse tribute & original set), We Used To Cut The Grass (Frank Zappa tribute fearuring Ike Willis), G-Nome Project, Hayley Jane & The Primates, Worldtown Sound System, West Philadelphia Orchestra, Nik Greeley & The Operators, Dr. Slothclaw, Darla, Killiam Shakespeare, and many more exciting up-and-comers. Peep the first phase lineup below:The music coming out of Philly continues to impress with projects like these. As the festival’s mission statement so eloquently states: “In a world where entertainment is often too reduced to a passive, spectator/performer relationship, and where social interactions are too often reduced to quick moments of stolen time, and appreciation of nature is too often kicked aside for the pride of progress, Beardfest attempts to be a breath of fresh air.”Find out more about Beardfest 2017 on the festival’s website and but your tickets today.