first_imgBy WVUA 23 Student Reporter Haleigh AmendThe University of Alabama’s Remote Sensing Center helped Jacksonville State University in assessing storm damage from the tornado that hit the Jacksonville campus last week.Drones have become a fun hobby for many, and great business for many others, but University of Alabama engineers are putting the devices to work at documenting damage after storms.Dynamic aerial views provided by drones helped JSU leaders see damage that may not have been visible otherwise.“Well, I think one of the problems that they had that the Jacksonville State people had was that they just couldn’t get to all of the areas,” said UA Assistant Professor of Engineering Dr. Charles O’Neill. “They didn’t know what was up above because they can’t see the roofs, they can’t see what’s inside. So we were able to fly up above the roof and see at the roof level and where the roof was gone.”It’s not the first time UA has used drones for storm damage surveillance, said UA research assistant Christopher Simpson.“Previously, Dr. O’Neill and another master’s student went down to Naples, Florida, after Hurricane Irma and did some survey damage down there,” Simpson said. “And that was with our Civil Department here.”For those drone enthusiasts wanting to make their own damage observations, there are rules policing airspace and flying rights.“If you’re doing something like this as a private individual, be a little bit careful and register the drone,” O’Neill said. “You’ve got to have a license to fly the drone, and there’s some other rules in there, so don’t jump in and do this immediately.”Now that JSU has the footage they need, the school can start fixing damaged buildings.Classes resume at JSU Monday, April 9, but students can begin returning to campus April 5.last_img read more

first_imgOAKLAND, Calif. – College football and basketball players could be in line for paydays worth thousands of dollars once they leave school after a landmark ruling Aug. 8 that may change the way the NCAA does business.A federal judge ruled that the NCAA can’t stop players from selling the rights to their names, images and likenesses, striking down NCAA regulations that prohibit them from getting anything other than scholarships and the cost of attendance at schools.U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled in favor of former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon and 19 others in a lawsuit that challenged the NCAA’s regulation of college athletics on antitrust grounds.The injunction she issued allows players at big schools to have money generated by television contracts put into a trust fund to pay them when they leave.In a partial victory for the NCAA, though, Wilken said the body that governs college athletics could set a cap on the money paid to athletes, as long as it allows at least $5,000 per athlete per year of competition.Individual schools could offer less money, she said, but only if they don’t unlawfully conspire among themselves to set those amounts.That means FBS football players and Division I basketball players who are on rosters for four years could potentially get around $20,000 when they leave school. Wilken said she set the $5,000 annual threshold to balance the NCAA’s fears about huge payments to players.“The NCAA’s witnesses stated that their concerns about student-athlete compensation would be minimized or negated if compensation was capped at a few thousand dollars per year,” Wilken wrote.The NCAA said it disagreed with the decision, but was still reviewing it.But Sonny Vaccaro, the former athletic shoe representative who recruited O’Bannon to launch the suit, said it was a huge win for college athletes yet to come.“The kids who are going to benefit from this are kids who don’t even know what we did today,” Vaccaro said. “It may only be $5,000 but it’s $5,000 more than they get now.”O’Bannon issued a statement calling the decision “a game changer” and precisely what he was after when he joined the suit.“I just wanted to right a wrong,” O’Bannon said. “It is only fair that your own name, image and likeness belong to you, regardless of your definition of amateurism. Judge Wilken’s ruling ensures that basic principle shall apply to all participants in college athletics.”The ruling comes after a five-year battle by O’Bannon and others on behalf of college athletes to receive a share of the billions of dollars generated by college athletics by huge television contracts.O’Bannon, who was MVP of the 1995 UCLA national championship basketball team, said he signed on as lead plaintiff after seeing his image in a video game authorized by the NCAA that he was not paid for.Any payments to athletes would not be immediate. The ruling said regulations on pay will not take effect until the start of the next FBS football and Division I basketball recruiting cycle. Wilken said they will not affect any prospective recruits before July 1, 2016. The NCAA could also appeal, and has said previously that it would take the issue all the way to the Supreme Court.Former athletes will not be paid, because they gave up their right to damages in a pre-trial move so the case would be heard by a judge, not a jury.As part of her ruling, Wilken rejected both the NCAA’s definition of amateurism and its justification for not paying players.But she did not prohibit the NCAA from enforcing all of its other rules and regulations and said that some restrictions on paying players may still serve a limited purpose if they are necessary to maintain the popularity of major college football and basketball.“The big picture is the NCAA lost the definition of amateurism it has been pushing for years,” said Michael Carrier, a Rutgers law professor and antitrust expert.Wilken was not asked to rule on the fairness of a system that pays almost everyone but the athletes themselves. Instead, the case was centered on federal antitrust law and whether the prohibition against paying players promotes the game of college football and does not restrain competition in the marketplace.During a three-week trial in June, attorneys for the NCAA said moving away from the concept of amateurism where players participated for the love of the game would drive spectators away from college sports and would upset the competitive balance among schools and conferences.Several players testified during the trial that they viewed playing sports as their main occupation in college, saying the many hours they had to devote to the sport made it difficult — if not impossible — to function like regular students.“I was an athlete masquerading as a student,” O’Bannon said at trial. “I was there strictly to play basketball. I did basically the minimum to make sure I kept my eligibility academically so I could continue to play.”Witnesses called by the NCAA spoke of the education provided to athletes as payment for their services and said the college model has functioned well for more than a century.They contended that paying players would make college sports less popular and could force schools to cut other programs funded by the hundreds of millions of dollars taken in by big-time athletics.The lawsuit was part of a tide of pressure on the NCAA to change the amateur model. Football players at Northwestern University have pushed to be allowed to unionize, and other lawsuits have claimed that athletes have a right to better compensation.This week, the NCAA’s board voted to allow the five wealthiest conferences in the country to set their own rules, paving the way for the 65 schools in those conferences to potentially offer richer scholarships and health benefits to players.Carrier said the outcome might not be scary at all because the money may not be huge and will be paid only after a player’s career is over. “We’ll soon see that this isn’t the end of the world as we know it,” Carrier said.“The irony of this is that a lot of the other changes in college sports going on were made because of this impending ruling.”(TIM DAHLBERG, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgTALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Dries Mertens led Belgium a 2-0 victory over Estonia on Friday to give it a dominant position in World Cup qualifying Group H after closest challengers Greece and Bosnia-Herzegovina played out a 0-0 draw.The result left the Greeks second in the group on 12 points from six games, four behind leaders Belgium and one ahead of the third-placed Bosnians.Οι παίκτες της Εθνικής Ομάδας μετά το τέλος του αγώνα με την Βοσνία – Ερζεγοβίνη που έληξε ισόπαλος 0-0!!! #BIHGRE— Ethniki Omada (@EthnikiOmada) June 9, 2017In a typical end-of-season display, Belgium did just enough to get the three points, with Napoli’s Mertens latching on to a fumbled ball by goalkeeper Mihkel Aksalu to put the Belgians ahead in the 30th minute.The Red Devils played control football for the rest of the game and Nacer Chadli sealed the victory in the 86th minute when he slotted home through the legs of Aksalu, with the assist by Kevin De Bruyne.Belgium has 16 points from six games and holds a four-point lead over Greece, while third-place Bosnia has 11 points.TweetPinShare22 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgMOSCOW (AP) — Argentine football great Diego Maradona says he is well after requiring medical treatment at a World Cup game in Russia.Footage posted on social media showed Maradona apparently disoriented and being helped to climb stairs at Argentina’s 2-1 win over Nigeria on Tuesday.He had earlier been seen reacting emotionally to the game and showing a middle-finger salute when Argentina scored. TV footage also showed Maradona with his eyes closed for part of the game.Maradona says he was dizzy and his “neck hurt a lot,” so he was examined at the stadium.Writing on Instagram underneath a picture of himself with medical staff, Maradona says “I was checked by a doctor and he recommended me to go home before the second half, but I wanted to stay because we were risking it all. How could I leave?”Argentina former soccer star Diego Maradona waves to the fans ahead of the group D match between Argentina and Nigeria, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)Argentinian soccer former player Diego Armando Maradona stands on the tribune during the group D match between Argentina and Nigeria, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)Argentina former soccer star Diego Maradona kisses the hand of a soccer fan ahead of the group D match between Argentina and Nigeria, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_img820 E. Locust St., Milwaukee    Neighborhood: RiverwestFounded: 1990Owner: Rusty Olson Service: Instrument repairWhat do you do and how did you get into this line of work? “We’re a musical instrument shop and we do repairs – drums, guitars, amplifiers, accessories. I fell into it; I played guitar as a kid and, because I never had anything that was terribly good, I always ended up having to fix it. So it snowballed from there.”Who are your customers? “All sorts of people; we’ve got everyone from kids to older people. Lots of people from the neighborhood. It’s a lot of word of mouth; I don’t really advertise anymore. And people at the different venues in town are aware of what I do, so if someone needs something, they will send them over here.”As in, musicians who are in town performing? “Yes. A week ago I fixed a keyboard for Steve Berlin from Los Lobos. Before that, The Pretenders came in and bought a guitar and a drum. So it’s never dull.”What’s your favorite part of owning this shop? “Every day is different. There’s always something new to learn. Working with used instruments and the things we get through here, there are some unusual instruments we see now and again that you won’t see other places. A bouzouki, acoustic basses, electric basses, metal guitars – as in, guitars made of metal. I’ve seen a lot of things throughout the years, but there’s always something new.” Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more

first_imgGeoff MorganLast updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:21 pmMilwaukee law firm Morgan Legal Group LLC has merged with Chicago firm Fairchild Law Offices LLC. The combination of professional firms closed today.The merged firm, Fairchild Morgan Law, is headquartered in Milwaukee. Morgan Legal’s four employees and Fairchild Law’s six employees have been retained at their existing offices in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward, downtown Chicago and Lake Forest, Illinois. The combined firm has eight attorneys.Morgan Legal was a boutique firm established in 2015 by Geoff Morgan, who had been chair of the business group at Michael Best in Milwaukee, where he worked for 22 years. Fairchild Law Offices was established in 2010 by Jessica Fairchild, who had been a corporate attorney at Sidley Austin in Chicago.Jessica FairchildMorgan and Fairchild frequently referred cases to each other, and eventually decided to join forces, Morgan said.“For a few years, we did cross-referral work back and forth, but then as we started to get some indications of interest from larger firms…we started thinking, ‘Gosh, if we combined, there are tons of small boutique litigation firms, but there are very few corporate firms,’” he said.Fairchild Morgan Law will focus on complex business transactions, such as foreign joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, Morgan said. He touted the boutique firm’s relative affordability versus larger firms.“The business is really fairly evenly split between Wisconsin and Illinois,” Morgan said. “Our sweet spot are private companies and smaller public companies.” Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more

first_imgBarbara A. Genovese of Boston’s North End passed away on August, 25, 2018. Beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Virginia (Chiarucci) Genovese. Loving sister of the late Linda Fabiano and her surviving husband Francis of Nahua, NH. Cherished aunt of Michelle and Michael Fabiano, both of Nashua, NH.The family will receive visitors on Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Boston Harborside Home, 580 Commercial Street, Boston. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow visitation at 11 a.m. in St. Leonard Church, 320 Hanover Street, Boston. Services will conclude with interment in St. Michael Cemetery, Roslindale. At the family’s request, please omit flowers.last_img

first_imgSo on a cold late December afternoon, Mike drove down the expressway to Dorchester and waited, but of course the guy was late. After hanging around for an hour losing his patience minute by minute, Mike was ready to leave when a wreck of a pickup truck pulled into the parking lot. The fenders were hanging off and there was more rust than paint holding it together. He knew it was the guy he was waiting for because the truck had Georgia plates. Mike waved and the fellow drove over, got out and vigorously shook his hand. His name was Simon and inside the truck was his wife and son who looked to be about seven years old. Simon looked like he weighed about a hundred pounds and his suit hung off him like clothes on a scarecrow. His wife was enormous and seemed to be bursting out of her coat while the boy just glared at Mike with round white eyes. Their skin was as purple black as an eggplant and they were clearly destitute, but they were all smiles and anxious to see the furniture.Mike led the way, praying their truck wouldn’t break down, and they followed close behind. The drive took almost an hour with all the holiday traffic, and they didn’t arrive until well after dark. Mike opened the door, turned on the lights and made small talk with the father.Mike asked what brought them from balmy Georgia to frigid Massachusetts in the winter, just before Christmas. “God led us here,” Simon answered. “He told us to come here and start a mission because there are souls to be saved and blessings to be shared.” Simon had rented a large, abandoned store front on Blue Hill Ave. near Seaver Street. He had built a wall separating the main sanctuary from their living quarters where they were sleeping on the floor. They had no furniture at all and were cooking on a hot plate. A folding table was the altar and there were a couple dozen metal chairs for then congregants.“Okay,” Mike said. “Let me show you what we have.”The house smelled like a second-rate nursing home. The floor was covered with old newspapers, and piles of used Meals-on-Wheels tins covered the kitchen cabinets. Nevertheless, Simon and his wife were ecstatic, this was just what they had prayed for and they would take everything that would fit into the truck. The thing was, they had very little money and would Mike please consider taking a little bit off the asking price?As they stood there in the cold parlor, Mike could see the look of fear on Simon’s face. Mike knew he had something these poor people desperately wanted, and the thought flashed through his mind that he could perhaps get more than the $500 he was asking. And then Mike thought about another family who left their hometown 2,000 years ago to travel to a distant city. They too had arrived late in the year and had to stay in a stable because nobody would offer them a room. Mike felt ashamed of his greed and condescending attitude toward these poor people. Even though he certainly wasn’t wealthy, he had so much more than Simon and his family. Here they were, sojourners in a foreign land, coming to Boston at Christmastime to do God’s work, and he was trying to squeeze five hundred bucks from them.“I’ll tell you what,” Mike said. “I’ll make you an offer you can’t refuse. You can have anything you want, the entire houseful of furniture for free.” Simon raised his eyes to the ceiling spread his arms wide and said, “Praise be to the Lord!” His wife wrapped her arms around Mike’s neck pressing his face into her massive breasts. “This will be a Merry Christmas after all,” she said.For the next hour and a half Mike helped them load the truck with furniture until the springs squeaked. After they left in a flurry of waves and thank yous, Mike got into his car and headed back to the North End. As he drove through the cold, clear night he thought the Christmas lights in the windows of the houses he passed seemed to glow a bit brighter, and the stars in the dark, cloudless sky were so close they seemed to kiss the earth.Nicholas Dello Russo is a lifelong North Ender and columnist. Often using vintage photographs, Nick tells the stories of growing up in the North End along with its culture and traditions. It was a time when the apartments were so small that residents were always on the streets enjoying “Life on the Corner.” Read more of Nick’s columns.While you’re here …we have a small favor to ask. More people than ever are reading but we need your help making ends meet. Advertising doesn’t bring in enough to pay for reporting or editorial work. Keeping this website going takes a lot of time, money and hard work. But we do it because we believe community news is important – and we think you do too. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, puts in a bit to pay for it, then our future would be much more secure. Checks can be made out to North End Boston LLC, 343 Commercial St. #508, Boston 02109 or contribute online using the following links:*Make a One-Time Contribution* or *Become a Patron* The phone call came at the worst possible time, but isn’t that always the case? Christmas was in four days and Angela was pregnant with their first child. They were living in a fourth floor walk up on North Street which was somewhat renovated. It had heat, hot water and a private bathroom. It was the first time either of them had lived in an apartment where they didn’t have to share a toilet with another family.Angie had inherited a house in Revere from her uncle. At first they thought they might live there after some renovations, but Angie thought the schools were better in Melrose so the new plan was to clean up the house, throw in some new kitchen cabinets, spruce up the bathrooms and sell it. The real estate agent told them the house had “good bones” and should easily sell once it was fixed up. Mike didn’t know houses had bones and he thought she must have been referring to the studs inside the walls, but how could she see them? He was taking real estate law next semester at Suffolk and he would ask his professor about it.The problem was, the house was filled with old furniture and the contractor was coming to start  renovations right after Christmas, anything left in the house was going into the dumpster. The furniture was old but in surprisingly good shape and Mike thought he could sell it. For three weeks in a row he had taken out an ad in the Sunday Globe offering it for sale, at first for a thousand dollars but he was now down to five hundred, still without any interest. Then the call came. He had a hard time understanding the caller because he had an impenetrable Southern drawl and was obviously a black man, but the caller lived in Mattapan and was interested in all the furniture. Since he didn’t know how to get to Revere, Mike set up a time to meet him in the parking lot of Linda Mae’s bakery on Morrissey Blvd. in Dorchester. This was really getting to be a nuisance, but if he could score 500 bucks it would be worth it.*Advertisement*last_img read more

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first_imgBy FFWPU Albania: With sincere love we would like to share with you a short report from Yeon Ah Nim’s visit in Albania from 20th – 22nd of November 2015 and especially after the yearly conference of Women Federation for World Peace on European level, which was held in Prague – Check republic, Yeon Ah Nim visited Hungary and Albania by representing and transmitting True Parents love. Since in Tirana was scheduled European Leadership Conference about Peace in Balkans, Yeon Ah Nim greeted the conference in the position of Women Federation for World Peace’s President.On Sunday, November 22nd 2015, at 15.00 o’clock, over 160 brothers and sisters, blessed families and members were gathered in the big hall at Hotel Tirana International to receive the message which Yeon Ah Nim had prepared for them.At the beginning, members of the National Team, together with some other sisters, offered some songs in order to express the gratitude and love towards the Heavenly Parent, True Parents and Yeon Ah Nim for visiting Albania. Then, Dr. No Hi Pak, Special Emissary of True Parents in Europe with special focus in Albania and France, warmly greeted the participants. He emphasized that Albania now was like their second hometown and how much hope True Mother has for Albania.After that, Rev. Jack Corley, European Continental Director, who visited Albania for the first time after receiving his new mission, introduced Yeon Ah Nim by emphasizing her humbleness and deep thinking, as well as the fact that Yeon Ah Nim now works side by side with True Mother how great & precious her support is for Mother.Excerpt from Yeon Ah Nim speech:Good afternoon, beautiful young faces. I can imagine how much True Mother really wants to see you faces. Whenever True Mother mentions and talks about Albania and young members she sees hope and happiness. And now I can see why and how True Mother all the times feels all that kind of big happiness.Unfortunately, because of coming foundation day, True Mother couldn’t visit you. So I am here on behalf of her love and heart. But my size of voice is very small comparing with hers. Even though you cannot feel True Mother’s love from me it’s not her fault it’s my fault.First of all, I want to start with True Father’s word. In 1997 True Father has spoken in America. Whenever I listen to this speech I reflect upon myself. What is my center? What kind of attitude I have now? And from these words I get always the same answer.The title is a little bit long: “Let us believe and uphold True Parents, know True Parents, live together with True Parents, achieve oneness of love in True Family and live a heavenly life here on this earth.”Even this title True Father wrote it on a blackboard and he put numbers, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. This title is teaching us our growth in faith.We will start from the first: Believing in True Parents. Next is Knowing True Parents and then we have to live together with True Parents and with this life with True Parents we can achieve oneness in True Love. And then we will also live on this earth centering on Heavenly Parent and Heavenly Nation and Kingdom.So thinking about myself also, where am I, within this 5 questions. Maybe between believing and knowing? So I will read it.“Beloved brothers and sisters!When you hear about God’s will, you most likely think about purpose of history and the completion of purpose of creation. God’s will is the completion of purpose of creation. What then is the completion of purpose of creation? It is the completion of the will, the perfection of four position foundation. The perfection of four position foundation is the perfection of the True Family. What then is the True Family? In order to have a True Family there must be the True Parents. There must be a true man and a true woman, there must be the true couple and there must be the true children. What should be at their very center? The purpose of the individual must be True Parents. The purpose of the man and the woman must be True Parents. And the purpose of the babies or the siblings must also be True Parents. The order is to become True Parents and then to have sons and daughters and form a True Family.”So, whenever I read this one I am reminding also about my husband, Hyo Jin, he also mentioned in his life. “Even though I am a True Family member and I am a son of True Parents, I am not the center.”If thinking about the goal of God’s creation and providence, I am just one of those processing steps. I am just passing by, and eternity is close to Heavenly Parent and True Parents.True Father in his speech, he mentioned how much the center is important and that the center is True Parents. It’s not about True Father and True Mother as human beings. It’s about Heavenly Parent in origin. But Heavenly Parent we cannot see. That’s why as the representatives of Heavenly Parent we are following True Parents. Just to not be as I am, or to not go in a wrong way, I always remind this content to myself.Next title I want to introduce you is: “Let us attend the conscience as the teacher and engage in battle”.True Father spoke this speech on 1962. He spoke this speech for young members at that time, like all of you. And in that time our church all time had workshop every summer and winter. After finishing everybody are going to all areas and villages of the country. Our seniors of that time they did a hard work to witness True Parents. I know you are doing it too, right? This has come from our seniors. That time for 40 days they lived together and they got education together. But after finishing the workshop everybody should go alone. There is no teacher, there is no mentor. What they could trust was Heavenly Parent. True Father mentioned about conscience in this speech. But the conscience is related with Heavenly Parent and True Parents.“The wishes, circumstances and heart of God must remain on this earth eternally. If all the countless believes on this earth were to disappear today, if everything related to the systems of civilizations existing on this earth were to disappear, if all good institutions who are related to social structures were to completely disappear, and if the individuals or all of us were to disappear today, what is it that should remain after everything has disappear? The hope God had when he created the cosmos should remain. God’s hope must remain. The situation where God placed all His hope in this universe must remain. In order for God’s hope and situation to become a united reality, the only heart that will remain is that of God who lives happily. You should understand that this three conditions are the only ones which should remain. Therefore, you should understand that what should remain eternally is the hope of God to realize one united world. Centering on this united world, God wishes to share His absolute heart with everyone on earth and in heaven. Furthermore, God does not simply wish to share His heart, His grand principle of creation has been to share His love with humanity.”What is it to remain eternally? Even after we have ascended what shall we leave behind us? I think everyone know the answer now, right? Yes? The three things: Hope, God’s circumstance, God’s heart. When looking at it from this prospective we must look back and think once more: God, is Your hope been realized? Can we understand Your situation? Do You stand in a position where Your heart is filled with happiness? All the answers are no. Now that we understand God, we discovered that He is such a person. What is the conscience trying to tell us? What is God trying to tell us? For everybody, for all humanity the purpose is to realize God’s long awaited hopes. That is everything. So what will be accomplished when God’s wishes be realized? God’s situation will be clear to everyone. Than God’s heart will be felt by everyone. That is everything.In the end of her speech, Yeon Ah Nim gave a picture of True Parents as a present to all brothers and sisters who were present. She also offered some money, which some part she asked that all brothers and sisters should eat together “Heavenly Hamburger” and the other money to be used to witness about True Parents.After the meeting was finished, Yeon Ah NIm took picture with all members from each community and with each blessed family, by conveying True Mother’s love through shaking hands with each member.We are truly grateful for the love and heart Yeon Ah Nim showed and shared with Albanian brothers and sisters!last_img read more

first_img Kenny Burns 2WILLIAM R SPIVEYAppointed Interim CEO of Bed, Bath & Beyond, Sh… be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 Former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns has been appointed as a board director at Uber in a controversial move made by the ride-sharing company’s ousted CEO Travis Kalanick.Kalanick stated Friday that Burns, along with John Thain, the former CEO of CIT Group, Merrill Lynch, and the New York Stock Exchange, will join Uber’s board of directors in a surprise announcement that even shocked Uber.“I am happy to announce that Ursula Burns and John Thain have agreed to join Uber’s Board of Directors,” said a spokesperson for Kalanick in a statement sent to Tech Crunch. “Ursula and John are two highly accomplished corporate leaders with extensive board experience. Their backgrounds include successfully leading large public companies as chief executives and chairs, navigating dynamic, technology-powered and regulated industries, and guiding tens of thousands of employees around the world.”The statement adds that the Uber co-founder is confident that the corporate titans will provide “valuable insights, counsel and independent perspective as Uber moves into the next phase of growth and prepares for a public offering.”In response, Uber admitted that the appointments “came as a complete surprise to Uber and its Board” in a statement. “That is precisely why we are working to put in place world-class governance to ensure that we are building a company every employee and shareholder can be proud of.”Kalanick said he made the stunning decision in “in light of a recent Board proposal to dramatically restructure the Board and significantly alter the company’s voting rights. It is therefore essential that the full Board be in place for proper deliberation to occur, especially with such experienced board members as Ursula and John.”The announcement comes as Uber struggles to revive itself from a slew of scandals and bad press, which include allegations of sexism, federal investigations, and multiple lawsuits. Most recently, the tech giant was banned in London. In midst of these challenges, Kalanick was coerced into resigning in June by pressure from shareholders. Dara Khosrowshahi, formerly the CEO of Expedia, was hired in his place while marketing guru Bozoma Saint John was brought on to help Uber rebrand.Benchmark, a board member and early investor in the tech giant, said it regrets granting Kalanick the privilege to remain on Uber’s board of directors with power over two other seats, following his resignation. Uber directors are scheduled to vote Tuesday on board reforms that could drastically limit Kalanick’s power, reports Bloomberg.last_img read more

first_img 000 Kaki Lima Takes Up Residency at Wink & Nod Starting tonight, Indonesian cuisine is on the menu for the next six months. By Jacqueline Cain· Print Sign up for The Feed. The latest on the city’s restaurants scene.*center_img Devoted foodies and restaurant newbies love The Feed. Sign-up now for our twice weekly newsletter. 3/20/2017, 12:53 p.m. Retno Pratiwi and Peter Gelling of Kaki Lima. / Photo by Joe Green providedRetno Pratiwi is the change she wished to see in Boston: The Jakarta native found no Indonesian food when she moved here, so she started making her own. With the help of her husband and business partner, Peter Gelling, she created the exciting pop-up series Kaki Lima with the authentic, bold cuisine of her homeland.Beginning tonight, you can dine with Kaki Lima six nights a week. Pratiwi and Gelling are the latest culinary residents in the kitchen at Wink & Nod, the South End speakeasy from the restaurant group Boston Nightlife Ventures. Their residency will extend until mid-September.Pratiwi and Gelling met in Jakarta in 2007. They moved back to the States in 2012 and launched a catering company-cum-dinner series. Pratiwi, who grew up cooking with her mother and grandmother, attended the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, and staged for a spell at State Park. Over the past four-plus years of Kaki Lima pop-ups, research trips to Indonesia and different parts of the U.S., a residency at KO Pies at the Shipyard, and more, the chef has developed the menu she’ll debut tonight.Kaki Lima—which describes the vendors and their carts that proffer street food in Indonesia—will serve up some favorites from their past pop-ups, like batagor, fried tofu and shrimp dumplings with spicy peanut sauce. Bright aromatics like lemongrass, galangal, turmeric, and ginger are the star in dishes like the house specialty, beef rendang; and soft-shell crab nasi goreng (fried rice). Save room for toasted coconut ice cream with sweet black sticky rice, or pandan crêpes filled with sweet shredded coconut and topped with coconut caramel sauce.Check out the full menu below.Brick-and-mortar has always been the goal for Kaki Lima, and the duo now has their sights set on opening multiple locations, Gelling says in a press release.“Our dream is for Indonesian restaurants to be as ubiquitous in the States as Thai or Italian restaurants,” he said. “Wink & Nod’s unique culinary incubator program gives us the opportunity to kick start this dream by allowing us to continue developing and fine tuning our concept while making a connection with our valued guests.”Kaki Lima serves at Wink & Nod Monday-Saturday beginning at 5 p.m.Wink & Nod, 3 Appleton St., South End, Boston, 617-482-0117,, to view larger.last_img read more

first_img Keep your weekends full of the coolest things to do around Boston with our weekly Weekender newsletter. Print 8/31/2017, 8:00 a.m. Sign up for Weekender. Arts, events, pop culture, and more.* By Amber Miles· center_img 000 Nari Ward, Mango Tourist, 2011. Foam, battery canisters, Sprague Electric Company resistors and capacitors, and mango seeds 3 figures, each 120 x 72 x 72 inches (304.8 × 182.9 × 182.9 cm). In collaboration with MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong. Photo by John Kennard. © Nari WardArtNari Ward: “Sun Splashed”In this exhibition, artist Nari Ward uses sculpture, collage, photography, and performance to depict the marvels of everyday life. Though Ward intentionally leaves his art open to interpretation, visitors may notice themes of migration and citizenship in the Jamaican-born artist’s work. Ward also explores society’s power dynamics and incorporates African-American history and culture. Drawing inspiration from his surroundings—especially urban settings—Ward uses found objects to create art. In “Sun Splashed,” look for shoelaces, shopping carts, and even a fire escape. $15, through September 4, Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, Photo courtesy of Josh CheuseConcertBrian NewmanNot ready to go home after your Lady Gaga concert at Fenway? Give that ticket stub a new purpose and pop over to the House of Blues for Brian Newman’s show, where your ticket will get you in for free. The jazz musician is a regular collaborator of Gaga’s, and she’s apparently giving his show a boost by encouraging her Little Monsters to go see him. But if you couldn’t get a ticket to one of the Lady Gaga shows, don’t worry: You can also buy a standalone ticket just to see Newman. And who knows, maybe his famous friend will stop by! Not that we’re suggesting that will happen. But it would be cool if it did.$10+, Friday and Saturday, September 1 and 2, 11 p.m., House of Blues Boston, 15 Lansdowne St., Boston, Courtesy of The Lawn On D, Massachusetts Convention Center AuthorityFestivalArt at the ParkGive summer a proper send off Labor Day weekend with this festival at the Lawn on D, which includes hands-on art, live music, and games. It’ll have not only old classics like face painting and chalk art, but also world-traveling jugglers, a magic show, live mural painting, a glass blowing demonstration, and giant bubbles. Participants will also have an opportunity to make some noise with the Beat Bus, which is a sort of electronic communal drumming instrument. Free, Saturday, September 2, noon to 11 p.m., The Lawn On D, 420 D St., Boston, providedMusicThe Rihanna ExperienceWhat do Rihanna and outer space have to do with each other? No, she’s not adding astronaut to her thriving acting career (so far). The Museum of Science continues its series of pop music combined with planetarium effects this weekend with a Rihanna show. Previous entries have included Beyonce and Hallelujah the Hills, who played live. What kinds of “stunning and inventive visuals” mesh best with a rousing round of “Love on the Brain”? You’ll have to find out. Kick back, relax, and, because, it’s Labor Day weekend, don’t “Work” too hard. Ugh, that was a bad one. Sorry.$5+, Fridays and Saturdays, starting September 1, 8:30 p.m., Charles Hayden Planetarium, Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston,, Lunar base made with 3D printing, from project Lunar Habitation, 2013, 3D rendering. © 2013 Foster+PartnersArtLunar AttractionThis exhibition explores something that has captivated humans for millennia, influenced cultures, and sparked numerous myths and legends: the moon. “Lunar Attraction” takes a creative look at the celestial body as well as people’s fascination with it. Incorporating the works of more than a dozen artists, the exhibition includes interactive features, such as a scale model of the moon’s surface that visitors can touch. $20, through September 4, Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St., Salem, Events Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend Including Nari Ward: “Sun Splashed” at the ICA, a Lady Gaga aftershow from Brian Newman, and more. last_img read more

first_img By Madeline Bilis· For Sale/Rent On the Market: An Airy Loft in Brighton It’s described as an “architectural delight.” Sign up for Home & Property newsletters. Design, real estate, and pretty things for living.* Print Photo courtesy of Compass165 Chestnut Hill Avenue #2, BrightonPrice: $859,000Size: 2,000 square feetBedrooms: 2Baths: 2Here’s a chance to live out your dream of owning a sophisticated city loft right in the heart of…Brighton. If you’ve never thought of moving to Brighton as a step up, perhaps it’s time to reconsider. This 2,000-square-foot loft for sale on Chestnut Hill Avenue has been dubbed “an architectural delight.”The two-level condo is laid out like a townhouse, which means there are no upstairs or downstairs neighbors. Industrial details, 20-foot ceilings, and huge windows make the place feel open and airy. Upstairs, there’s a large master bedroom suite with its own full bathroom, and downstairs, there’s an abundance of living space and doors to a private patio. Other perks include central air conditioning and garage parking.“It’s easy to overlook this location, but make no mistake, this is one of Boston’s best keep secrets,” reads the property’s listing. We tend to agree.For information, contact Dana Schaefer, Compass, courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassPhoto courtesy of CompassThe Boston Home team has curated a list of the best home design and home remodeling professionals in Boston, including architects, builders, kitchen and bath experts, lighting designers, and more. Get the help you need with FindIt/Boston’s guide to home renovation pros.center_img 9/28/2017, 9:53 a.m. 000 Sign up for our weekly home and property newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood happenings, and more. last_img read more

first_img Print By Renae Reints· TBT: Good Will Hunting Hit Theaters 20 Years Ago The film brought fame to Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Sign up for Boston Daily. News. Commentary. Every day.* 000center_img 12/7/2017, 8:00 a.m. Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! Photo courtesy of Miramax for “Good Will Hunting: An Oral History“Before Matt Damon and Ben Affleck were Oscar winners, they were two boys from Cambridge, best friends dreaming of careers on the big screen.“We did theater together in high school, and went down to New York together in the summers to try to audition,” said Affleck in a 1997 Boston Globe interview.Affleck had a number of child acting roles and moved to Los Angeles following a brief stint in New York after high school. Damon, on the other hand, was cast in only one film before going on to Harvard College. It was there, in a university English class, that he would write the screenplay that would send him to stardom less than 10 years later.Before Good Will Hunting took the world by storm, Damon steadily built his acting repertoire. He dropped out of Harvard to join Affleck in Hollywood and star in the 1993 film Geronimo. Reunited, the two began workshopping Damon’s screenplay—what would eventually become Good Will Hunting. The film, of course, tells the story of an MIT janitor from Southie who, after being discovered as a math prodigy, finds direction in his life with the help of a psychologist.Castle Rock Entertainment bought the film, but a series of disagreements with Damon and Affleck ended the deal shortly thereafter. Studio executives wanted to cast more established actors in the leading roles—namely Leonardo DiCaprio—but Damon and Affleck were adamant about playing their own characters. More so, Castle Rock didn’t want to film in Boston, but the two felt the city was crucial to the storyline.“They said Boston was too expensive, and we said we didn’t want to make this movie if we couldn’t do it in Boston,” said Affleck to the Globe. “So much of what we want to do is present Boston the way we knew it growing up here. Because we feel like it has never really been done. Everything from the dialect to the specific kinds of culture, the way people live. . . . Boston is still a place that has its own identity, its own flavor. Often when that’s attempted in the movies it comes off as either caricature or cutesy.”Damon and Affleck eventually inked a deal with Miramax, at the time owned by now-discredited film producer Harvey Weinstein and his brother, Bob. The executives hired Gus Van Sant as director, and Lawrence Bender, known for his work on Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, as producer. Damon secured his role as the leading boy-genius, Affleck as his best friend, Robin Williams was hired to play the psychologist, and Minnie Driver as the love interest. The cast and crew was set with a budget of $10 million, and the filming began. Nearly half the movie was shot in Boston, but interior shots were filmed in the less expensive city of Toronto.The movie was a bit of a gamble—young stars beside established actors, new location unfamiliar to Hollywood filming—but it paid off. After its release on December 5, 1997, Good Will Hunting grossed nearly $226 million worldwide. A year later, the film had over 20 award nominations, and Matt Damon and Ben Affleck kicked off their careers with both an Oscar and a Golden Globe for best screenplay. True to their goal, Southie’s “fiercely loyal, quick-witted, sometimes violent” character was immortalized on screen. The Public Garden park bench where Will Hunting and psychologist Sean Maguire had their heart-to-heart is still a tourist attraction, even becoming a memorial after Robin Williams’s death in 2014.Good Will Hunting brought Boston’s character to the world, capturing every sentiment from the working class to Harvard’s elite, every dream of love and success. Twenty years later, and we’re still talking about that boy who had to go see about a girl.last_img read more

first_img Delivering the latest in style, inspiration, helpful tips and tricks, and everything else you need to know to plan the perfect New England wedding. Print Wedding Planning Ask a Wedding Expert: What Should You Consider Before Including Your Dog in Your Wedding? Jenifer Vickery, owner and head trainer at the Pawsitive Dog training facility in Boston, shares five pro tips. 9/7/2018, 11:10 a.m. Sign up for wedding newsletters. The New England bride’s ultimate guide.*center_img Welcome to Ask a Wedding Expert, a series where local pros answer your most pressing wedding-planning questions. Have one of your own? Email via SemenovaYour wedding day just wouldn’t be your wedding day without all of your loved ones present—and for many, that means Fido, too. He’s your best friend—and likely the guest who will look the most adorable in a tux—but including your pup in the big day will involve some extra preparation. With 20 years of experience, Jenifer Vickery, the owner and head trainer at the Pawsitive Dog training facility in Boston, has helped her fair share of dogs walk down the aisle. Read on for her tips on including your dog in your wedding—from getting your pooch adjusted to “formal attire” to training him to pose for photos.The Question:What should I consider before including my dog in my wedding?Vickery’s Answer:If your dream wedding day includes your dog, here are five tips that can help him say “I do” on his best behavior.First, be honest. Does Fido have the personality to enjoy your big day, or will it just cause anxiety for both of you? Should he be part of the wedding party, simply make a guest appearance, or possibly sit this event out? Even if attending the wedding isn’t realistic, you can still include him in the pre-wedding photo shoots and announcements.Next, if you’ve decided he’s ready to walk you down the aisle, a few dress rehearsals will help. Introduce his “formal attire” well in advance. The sooner his tux becomes an everyday accessory, the higher his comfort level will be at the ceremony.Third, wedding day prep means reinforcing existing skills and teaching new ones simultaneously. If you expect him to walk down the aisle carrying a basket and then sit or lie down, you may need professional training and enough time to teach that skillset.Fourth is practice. Train him to happily strike a pose alone, in crowds with friends, and with a photographer. Then, reward and repeat!Finally, don’t overwhelm your dog. Designate a dedicated dog handler (someone who isn’t in the wedding party) to bring your bestie in just before photos begin and escort him back home after the ceremony.With a little planning and realistic expectations, your wedding day can be the happiest day of your dog’s life, too!Getting married? Start and end your wedding planning journey with Boston Weddings’ guide to the best wedding vendors in the city. By Rachel Kashdan· 41041last_img read more

first_img 12/13/2018, 1:52 p.m. By Jacqueline Cain· Print 2702273 Drinks Five Alcoholic Ginger Beers Made in New England, Ranked by Spice Level These local libations are perfect for mixing in cocktails, or sipped straight from the can as a naturally gluten-free beer alternative.center_img Devoted foodies and restaurant newbies love The Feed. Sign-up now for our twice weekly newsletter. Sign up for The Feed. The latest on the city’s restaurants scene.* Photos by Toan Trinh / Photos by Toan TrinhThere are plenty of reasons to reach for a bottle of ginger beer around the holidays. The gingery bite is necessary for easy-to-make cocktails like a Dark ’n Stormy, Moscow Mule, and other mixed drinks—and the gentle burn helps keep the drinker warm on a cold winter’s night. Ginger root’s natural phenolic compounds aid in digestion, so it’s also a perfect match for a big dinner.A richer, bolder beverage than ginger ale, non-alcoholic ginger beer, like Reed’s and Gosling’s, are common mixers. But these days, more craft producers are getting back to the drink’s roots as a boozy beverage. A fermented brew of ginger and sugar, ginger beer originated in mid-18th Century Britain, thanks to the spice and sugar trades with the Eastern world and the Caribbean. New England brewers are now reviving the style as a refreshing, naturally gluten-free alternative to beer. Clocking in between 5 and 10 percent alcohol-by-volume and packaged in single-serve cans or bottles, today’s ginger beers make great mixers, or drinks on their own.We purchased five locally made ginger beers at Craft Beer Cellar in Roslindale, and at the Whole Foods in the South End. A group of editorial staffers, including food editors Scott Kearnan and Jacqueline Cain, share their tasting notes on these New England ginger beers, then ranked them based on our perception of their spiciness.Willie’s Superbrew Ginger Lemon / Photos by Toan TrinhWillie’s SuperbrewGinger and LemonSpicy Scale: 🔥Willie’s began exclusively as a ginger beer maker, but the Boston-based, Rhode Island-brewed company switched gears to produce a broader range of alcoholic seltzers this past summer. The flagship flavor remains ginger and lemon, made with simply fresh ginger root, lemon juice, turmeric, and cane sugar. The slightly hazy, hay-colored “superbrew” is refreshing and only 4.5 percent ABV, but it’s a little too subtle for one of our palates. “This just tastes like seltzer to me. I don’t get any flavor,” reports wellness editor Tessa Yannone. Kearnan got more ginger kick on the nose than in the taste. That said, I could crush this all day.Willie’s is sold around Massachusetts and Rhode Island in six-packs of 12-ounce cans for a suggested price of $10.99.superbrew.comHalyard Brewing Co. Nicole’s Extra Ginger Beer / Photos by Toan TrinhHalyard Brewing Co.Nicole’s Extra Ginger BeerSpicy Scale: 🔥🔥🔥🔥A new arrival (via Craft Collective) to Massachusetts and Rhode Island retail coolers, Halyard is a nautically themed brewing company from, paradoxically, South Burlington, Vt. Kenny Richards founded Halyard in 2016, after learning about ginger beer’s colonial New England history and starting to experiment with his own home brews. This 6 percent flagship, made in the Caribbean style with fairly traded ingredients including a “secret blend” of spices, has a pleasant, bitter citrus-rind flavor, Kearnan notes. The spicy kick isn’t on the forefront, but it’s more of a subtle burn that stays with you and keeps you warm.Halyard is sold around Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, Vermont, and Northeast Florida in four-packs of 12-ounce cans for a suggested price of $9.99. It also has a taproom with exclusive brews in So. Burlington, Vt.halyardbrewing.usNew City Brewery Ginger Beer.New City BreweryGinger BeerSpicy Scale: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥A candy-like sweetness on the nose hints at this brew’s syrupy body. The Easthampton brewery’s flagship ginger beer recipe is bolstered with molasses and pineapple juice, which likely contribute to its relatively high 8 percent ABV, as well. While this beverage has a satisfying spice level, it also has a sharp, unpleasantly medicinal taste.New City Brewery also makes an ale and an IPA for bottle distribution around southern New England and New York, and it serves pints and more at its Easthampton taproom. We picked up a four-pack of 12-ounce bottles of New City Ginger Beer for $13.99 in Boston.newcitybrewery.comBantam Ginger Beer. / Photos by Toan TrinhBantamGinger BeerSpicy Scale: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥Best known for hard cider, Bantam first introduced its (apple-free) ginger beer on draft at its Somerville taproom, then launched cans of the smooth and spicy sipper in 2016. (Full disclosure, I worked for Bantam in 2014 and 2015, before leaving to write for Boston.) Our tasting panel first noticed this brew’s effervescent, honey-gold hue, the darkest drink in our lineup. It was the overall crowd-pleaser, too, thanks to a potent, ginger intensity of flavor (not just spice, per se), and a bolder body than the others we tried.Bantam Ginger Beer is sold in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maine for an MSRP of $8.99 per four-pack of 12-ounce cans, and the Somerville taproom is open every weekend. bantamcider.comArtisan Beverage Cooperative Ginger Libation.Artisan Beverage CooperativeGinger LibationSpicy Scale: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥The O.G. New England revival, Ginger Libation has been produced by a worker-owned brewery in Western Mass. since 2010. It actually calls itself a “ginger wine,” and clocks in at 9 percent alcohol—the highest level we tried. The gingery zing is balanced with tropical sweetness thanks to the base blend of pineapple, lemon, and lime juices. It has the strongest bite, and we also like the distinct booziness this one brings to the table.The Artisan Beverage Cooperative—which also makes different varieties of Ginger Libation (including a “spicy” version), Green River Ambrosia meads, and Katalyst kombucha—is for sale around New England and a bit beyond, and also ships to 35 states. Classic Ginger Libation is sold in 375 mL bottles for MSRP of $6.50, and 750 mL bottles for a suggested $12.99.gingerlibation.comlast_img read more

first_imgBarring something unforeseen, Sunday at the 2019 PGA Championship is setting up to be an 18-hole coronation of Brooks Koepka. The 29-year-old stands seven shots clear of the rest of the field. Perhaps the only thing left to see is just how many records he can break.Brooks koepkaNewsBrooks Koepka maintains enormous lead heading into final round at PGA ChampionshipKoepka is set to tee off with Harold Varner III at 2:35 p.m. ET, ready to put a bow on a tournament he’s dominated beginning to end. It would be his third major championship in the last five and his fourth major in his last eight. The first group is set to tee off at 7:35 a.m., with Koepka and Varner III finishing it off. To see the full list of tee times, click here.The rest of the leaderboard is jumbled after Saturday, with four players at five under for the week, including World No. 1 Dustin Johnson. Luke List and Jazz Janewattananond are the other two names tied in the race for second place. After a third-round score of 72, Jordan Spieth fell back to three under for the week. He’s in a tie for 8th with Adam Scott right now.last_img read more

first_imgThe Open Championship returns to Royal Portrush and Northern Ireland for the first time since 1951, when Max Faulker took home the 80th edition of the event. Quite a bit has changed since then.For one, golf is televised now. For another, this publication exists to document the tournament.NewsThe Open 2019: Is Rory McIlroy facing more pre-tournament pressure than any golfer ever?Golf fans will likely watch at home this week, eager to find their way onto Portrush to play for themselves. That spectator should be forewarned: it’ll surely cost far more than it did in 1951 to do so. While no record exists of exactly how much it cost a member of the public to play on Portrush back then, today’s price comes close to what Faulker won for his Open victory.Faulkner took home £300 for that win. Today, it will cost you £220 to play 18 on one of Europe’s most esteemed courses — the Dunluce Course, which is hosting The Open. That translates roughly to $274. A pricy trip, no doubt, but one some golf enthusiasts will undoubtedly deem worthwhile.last_img read more